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fair daughters of the Knight leaned grace- | reality. I had heard Jacques soliloquize /

TO THE EDITOR. fully forward, eyeing the youthful prisoner beneath his oak; had beheld the fair Rosa

il SIR, If you think the following worthy a place in with that pity « that dwells in womanhood." | lind and her companion advențuring through your next Kaleidoscope, it is at your service. Det Who would have thought that this poor the woodlands ; and, above all, had been


T.C. . varlet, thus trembling before the brief au- once more present in spirit with fat Jack thority of a country Squire, and the sport Falstaff and his contemporaries, from the

THE BRIDE OF THE HILLS. of rustic boors, was soon to become the august Justice Shallow, down to the gentle

(IN IMITATION OF OSSIAN] delight of princes; the theme of all tongues Master Slender, and the sweet Anne Page. and ages ; the dictator to the human mind; Ten thousand honours and blessings on the

The storm of the winds is howling, and the heavens

are black with thunder, the voice of the rayen is heard 15 and was to confer immortality on his op- bard who has thus gilded the dull realities in the red glare of the lightning, the birds of the ocean

. pressor by a caricature and a lampoon ! of life with innocent illusions; who has are screaming on the billowy waves of the sea, the rocks "). I was now invited by the butler to walk spread exquisite and unbought pleasures in

bodovanieire and whought pleasures in of Erin are white with the foamy surge of the waters.

1. Woe to the bark of the mariner ! his bones shall rot the le into the garden, and I felt inclined to visit my chequered path ;, and beguiled my spirit, in the deep, his widow shall pine for his absence, and etc: the orchard and arbour where the Justice in many a lonely hour, with all the cordial tardy shall be his hour of return. CH? treated Sir John Falstaff and Cousin Si. I and cheerful sympathies of social life! | What maiden sits on the beach ? her eyes are red with

weeping. 'Tis the faired-haired daughter of Tuval, lence, “to a last year's pippen of his own As I crossed the bridge over the Avon the batile-strong son of Avaldir ; her heart is heavy with De graffing, with a dish of carraways;" but I on my return, I paused to contemplate the sighs, and her bosom swells to the storm, like the sail ster: had already spent so much of the day in distant church in which the poet lies buried, of the

K in which thenaer lice huried of the oak-built vessel, that fills with the wind of the

west ; her black hair floats in the, gale, and fans sher my ramblings that I was obliged to give up and could not but exult in the malediction, snow-white neck, her brow is as cold as the marble, edo any fouther investigations. When about to which has kept his ashes undisturbed in its though her blue eyes are hot with tears; she weeps for Sa i take my leave, I was gratified by the civil quiet and hallowed vaults. What honour

the son of the rivers, the red-haired warrior of Alva;

he's gone to the battles of the east, chief of a thousand kt, i entreaties of the housekeeper and butler, could his name have derived from being spears; strong is his arm in the fight, he rejoices in the

2: that I would take some refreshment: an mingled in dusty companionship with the hours of the battle, his eye is the flash of the thunderjest instance of good old hospitality, which I epitaphs and escutcheons and venal eulo-bols

| But he cometh not back to the arms of Chahilda, the Iis grieve to say we castle hunters seldom meetgiums of a titled multitude. What would blue-eyed daughter of Tuval. The chiefs of the snowy, De with in modern days. " I make no doubt it a crowded corner in Westminster Abbey mountains come down to the mossy plains and groves esi. is a virtue which the present representative have been, compared with this reverend

red with this reverend for there is the palace of Tuval, and there are the halls

*" of Chronochin. A hundred oxen are slain, white as the of the Lucys inherits from his ancestor ; pile, which seems to stand in beautiful lone- drifted snow, for the feast of the sons of the mountains. son for Shakspeare, even in his caricature, liness as his sole mausoleum ! The solici. Chahilda sits upon her silver throne in the rays of the Les makes Justice shallow importunate in this tude about the grave may be but the off

mid-day sun, but at night she flies to the rocks that are

proud o'er the surf of the billows; she sits in the beams respect, as witness his pressing instances to spring of an overwrought sensibility ; but of the moon, watching for the mighty Elvar; but slow ET : Falstaff.

human nature is made up of foibles and is the day of his coming! Is he fallen in the crimson · E B mabond

cou a ." By cock and pye, Sir, you shall not away to night prejudices ; and its best and tenderest af. Ibattle? Is the dust of his bones drifted o'er the lo

hills of the east? But faithful is the fair-haired Cha. • I will not excuse you; you shall not be ex. fections are mingled with these factitious | hilda :' her lov

3 are mingled with these factitious hilda; her love is for none but Elvar. Elvar, son of H eised; excuses shall not be admitied; there is no'excuse feelings. He who has sought renown about the tivers."

shall serve; you shall not be excused • . •. Some the world and hoe renned a full harvest ofl. The sons of the mountains kr pigeons, Davy; a couple of short-legged hens; a joint el the world, and has reaped a full harvest ofl. The sons of the mountains kneel down and kiss the

feet of the maiden, and the valiant claim her hand; but, of routton; and any pretty little tiny kickshaws, tell / worldly favour, will find, after all, that I chief ia + FOUR William Cook."

there is no love, no admiration, no applause, caverns and the rocks, in his arm is the sword of deso

lation, his breath is the blast of destruction, he cries in SIT

so sweet to the soul as that, which springs I Dow bade a reluctant farewell to the

the palace of Tuval, his voice echoes in the woods like due old hall. My mind had become so com

up in his native place. It is there that he the fall of a thousand oaks : '“ Fair-haired daughter of ULT pletely possessed by the imaginary scenes | seeks to be gathered in peace and honour |Tuval, come to the rocks of the north ; thy tbrone shall Et and characters connected with it, that I ***I among his kindred and his early friends. I be on the woody mountain, thy couch'in the caveins of

chrystal; ten thousand of heroes shall bow before the E FE seemed to be actually living among them.

| And when the weary heart and failing head mighty Oscar's bride, their spears shall glitter in the sun e Every thing brought them, as it were, be

begin to warn him that the evening of life to guard the Queen of the North; at her frown shall the

is drawing on, he turns as fondly as does ro sed 'fore my eyes; and as the door of the dining

Irawing on he turns as fondiu os doce rocks tremble, and quake the foundations of the varth."

| Thus spake the mighty Oscar; his voice was the roaj bas room opened, I almost expected to hear

| the infant to the mother's arms, to sink to of thunder. The chiefs of the mountains are dumb; 2009. the feeble voice of Master Silence quaver

sleep in the bosom of the scene of his child- none sounded the shell of defiance; but trembled the

hood. zpide ing forth liis favourite ditty :

daughter of Tuval, she hated the King of the North. - .

The spear of death was in the hand of Oscar; he stood

How would it have cheered the spirit ofic the midst of the warriors. But hark ye that blast of Tort 11010!

'Tis merry in hall, when beards wag all, the youthful bard, when, wandering forth defiance ? 'Tis the conch of the son of the rivers borne
And welcome merry Shrove-tide!"
in disgrace upon a doubtful world, he cast

on the wings of the wind; he fell at the throne of Cha

ne cast hilda ; 'tis the red-haired warrior of Alva. The brow of lesina On returning to my inn. I could not but back a heavy look upon his paternal home, I the rocky Oscar is black, he cries with the voice of the che, reflect on the singular gift of the poet ; to could he have foreseen that, before many | lion

" Rise, son of the rivers, fight for the daughter of hust be able thus to spread the magic of his 1 years, he should return to it covered with

" Tuval, fight with the arm of Oscar.” He waved his hress mind over the very face of nature ; to give renown; that his name should become the spear in the air, and Elvar answered again, “ Fight thou cieds to things and places a charm and character boast and glory of his native place ; that King of the Rocks, fall by the son of the rivers." is not their own, and to turn this “ working-/ his ashes should be religiously guarded as

edel Terrible was the clash of their spears: the deadly on.

set of lions. The earth quaked with their fury. Tuval the day world" into a perfect fairy land' He is its most precious treasure; and that its sat on his throne. Chahilda was pale as the moon riding c odeed the true necromancer, whose spell lessening spire, on which his eyes were on her steed of clouds. Oscar, where is thy boasting?

'Tis vanished like the morning mist; thy side is a foun. e operates not upon the senses, but upon the fixed in tearful contemplation, should one

Itain of blood, thy blue lip quivers with death. Die, en grimagination and the heart. Under the wi- day become the beacon, towering amidst | King of the Rocks. Son of the rivers rejoice, Chahilda s zard inftuence of Shakspeare I had been the gentle landscape, to guide the literary is the bride of thy glory. Sons of the mountains arise, walking all day in a complete delusion. I pilgrim of every nation to his tomb !

shout to the glory of Elvar. had surveyed the landscape through the m of poetry, which tinged every object"

At the Derby assizes, an action was brought for the L. A musical composer, now in Boston, named Stefani express purpose of showing that cattle, even when tresCom the hues of the rainbow. I had been Christiani, in reply to a criticism on his works. by some passing, must not be abused. In this case, the plainant's

rounded with fancied beings; with mere wag of that city, retaliates by saying, that he is already pony had trespassed into the defendant's field, when the A nothings, conjured up by poetic power ;) vex his enemies, he hopes to live to compose ten thou- sequence severely bitten; and tor!

| the author of at least one thousand pieces, and that, to I defendant set his bull-dog at it, and the pony was in con.

hopes to live to compose ten thou. sequence severely bitten; and for this unlawful conduct which, to me, had all the charm of sand pieces more. American paper,

I the Jury gave the plaintiff a verdict of 40%. with costs.

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Up Rew the endowment not weighing an ounce, Fanny, with your smiles you lured me,
· And down, down, the farthing's-worth came with a With your smiles you likewise cured me,
'bounce. :

In fact, so well, that I have strength
Again tre perform an experiment rare,"

To keep your beauty at arms length;
A Monk with austerities bleeding and bare, '

. For all you say, dear girl, is fiction, Climba into his 'scale: in the other was laid,

And all you do, a contradiction.
The heart of our 'Howard now partly decay'd;
When he found, with surprise, that the whole of his



Weigh'd less by some pounds than this bit of the

the "Sır,—If the following lines are found suitable for the

i r other.

Kaleidoscope, the insertion of them will oblige.
In days of yore, as Gothic fable tells,
By further experiment, (no matter how,)

Your obedient servant,
When learning dimiy gleam'd from grated cells;
He found that ten chariots weighed less than one

ZERO. When mild Astrology's distorted 'eye,

ploughs Shunn'd the fair field of true Philosophy, A sword with gilt trappings rose up in the scale,

- Come, peace of heart,
And wand'ring through the depths of mental night,
Tho' balanc'd by only a tenpennyi nail.

Let me thy gentle sweetness share;
Sought dark predictions mid the worlds of light;
A shield, and a helmet, a buckler, and spear, i

Nor seek to part;
When curious Alchymy with puzzled brow,
Weigh'd less than a widow's unchrystaliz!d tear.

But from my bosom banish care,
Attempted things that Science laughs at now;
A lord and a lady went up at full sail, ..

And spread thy cygnet pinions there.
Losing the useful purpose she consults, i
When a bee chanc'd to light in the opposite scale !

Breathe the soft sigh,
In vain, chimeras' and unknown results : '''
Ton Doctors, ton lawyers, two courtiers, one cari,

And melt the heart at Pity's tear ;
In those grey times, there liv'd a reverend Sage,
In Oounselor's neigs full of powder and curl,

That Charity
Whose wisdom shed its light on that dark age;
Al heap'd in one balance, and swinging from thence,

May on the wing of feeling bear
A Monk he was, immur'd in cloister'd walls,
Weigh'd less than a few grains of candoun and sense; !

Those blessings it delights to share.
Where now the ivy*d ruin crumbling falls.

A first-water-diamond with brilliants begirt,
'Twas a profound seclusion that he chose ;
Than one good potato just wash'd from the dirt:

Come, holy fire,
The noisy world disturb'd not that repobe
Yet not mountains of silver and gold would suffice,

Thou herald of unchanging joy,
The flow of murmuring waters day by day,
One pearl to outweigh-'twas the "pearl of great

Let me acqaire,
And whistling winds, that fore'd their tardy way


Thy purity, without alloy,
Thro reverend trees of aged growth, that made
Last of all the whole world was hurl'd in at the grate,

· Thy sweetness, which can neyer clos.
Around the hill a deep monastic shade;
With the soul of a beggar to serve for a weight :

, Calm sunshine bring,
The chaunted psalm, or solitary pray'r;-
When the former sprang op with so strong a rebuff,

To cool the fever of the breast;
Such were the sounds that broke the silence there.
That it made a vast rent, and escap'd at the roof ;

Eternal spring! .
I was here, when his rights sacerdotal were oʻer, Where, balanc'd in air, it ascended on high,

To give the throbbing fibres test, In the depth of his cell, with its stone cover'd floor, 1 And floated aloft a balloon in the sky,

And make the wearied spirit blesta Resigning to thought his chimerical brain,

While the scale with the soul in, so mightily fell, He form'd the contrivance we' soon shall explain; That it jerk'd the Philosopher out of his cell!

Carrespoudence. . Båt'whether by Magic or 'Alchymy's pow'rs, We know not, indeed, 'tis no business of ours:


TO THE EDITOR. Perhaps it was only by patience and care,

Dear Reader, if e'er self-deception prevails, At last, that he brought his invention to bear.

We pray you to try the PHILOSOPHER'S SCALES ;

P | SIR, -The following anecdote, highly illustrates the In youth 'twas projected, but years stole away, But if they are lost in the ruins around,

- period in which it took place; it is extracted from And ere 'twas complete, he was wrinkled and grey: , Perhaps a good substitute thus may be found:

M'Crie's Lite of Melville," a most interesting and But 'success is secure, unless energy fails, . : Let judgment and conscience in circles be cut,

intelligent work: it will amuse most of your readers "And at length he produced-The Philosopher's Scales. To which strings of thought may be carefully put;

and by an early insertion, you will oblige, Sir, What were they? you ask; you shall presently see, Then bring those good actions which pride overrates, These Scales were not made to weigh sugar and tea. | And tear up your motives in bits for the weights.

. : Yours, most respecfully, 0, no !-For such properties wondrous had they, . Bradford.

A CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER. That Qualities, Feelings, and Thoughts they would

Liverpool, Sept. 27, 1820. : iWeigh ;

TO THE EDITOR. Together with articles small or immense,

" When' Cowper was made a Bishop of Galloway, From mountains, or planets, to atoms of Sense... | STR-If the lines handed herewith are deserving of an old woman who bad been one of his parishioners Naught was there so bulky, but there it would lay,

at Perth, and a favourite, could not be persuaded that a corner in your agreeable publication, I should be

De her minister had deserted the Presbyterian cause. ReAnd naught so ethereal but there it would stay; happy to see them as early as convenient.

solved to satify herself, she paid him a visit in tbe C3And naught so reluctant, but in-it must go,

nongate, where he had his residence as Dean of the All which some examples more cleverly shew.

.. § i POYNTON. Chapel Royal. The retinue of servants through wbich

she passed staggered the good woman's confidence ; The first thing he tried was the head of Voltaire,

and, on being ushered into the room where the Bishop Which retaind all the wit that had ever been there;


sat in state, she exclaimed, Ob, Sir! what's this? And As a weight, he threw in a torn scrap of a leaf

ye bae really left the guid cause, and turned prelate! 'Fanny, you are very pretty,

Janet (said the Bishop) I have got a new light upor Containing the pray'r of the penitent thief;

Very modest, very witty, ,

these things. So I see, Sir (replied Janet ;) for when When the skull rose aloft with so sudden a spell,

In your smiles there's something pleasing,

ye was ar Perth ye had bur a'e candle, and now ye've That it bounc'd like a ball on the roof of the cell

Yet there's something in them teasing;

got owa before ye: that's a' your new light.'".

XVIII. One time he put in Alexander the Great,

..... Indeed whate'er you say is fiction, With a garment that Dorcas had made, for a weight; ||

And all you do, a contradiction. And tho' clad in armour from sandals to crown,

Fanny, oft I've heard you sigh,"

Anecdote.-Asportsman coursing lost a hare, and

hastily, accosted a shepherd boy, Boy, did you see a The hero rose up, and the garment came down.

· Tho pleasure revelld in your eye,

1 | hare run by here?A hare, Sir ?"** Yes, fool." A long romo of Alms-houses amply endow'd, .. **Oft you've bade me not approach,

What, a hare, Sir!" Yes.” “What a thing that By dwell-esteem'& Pharisee, busy and proud, . Yet strongly wish'd me to encroach ;'

Tuns fast with long ears?"+"Yes." "That go loppety

What Next loaded one scale; while the other was prest, }

| loppety, lop?"-"Yes, yes, my gond fellow."

. 'Indeed, whate'er you say is fiction, | very long ears?" _“Yes, doll. "Al, then," said the By those Mites the poor Widow dropp'd into the chest;

And all you do, a contradiction.

-4aboy, “ I didn't see it."

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A young man of fashion is envolved in an affair of So much for my friend's soliloquy. I shall no honour, arising from a disagreement, probably so trifling! reement, probably so trifling pretend to eulogize his reasoning altogether, because

it does not appear to me to be of the best quality; TO THE EDITOR.

that common sense makes him revolt at the idea of en-but, however, 'I will undertake to say that he has dis

dangering his own life, or any ones else about it. But played very considerable philosophy, in overruling, so S18, -The many melancholy accounts of affairs of what will the world say if I do not fight?” he imme- completely as he has done, one of the strongest and

most violent passions that can possibly invade the hubonour, which have appeared in late numbers of the diately reasons with himself, "my friends will despise

man breast; and I wouid here beg to recommend all Kaleidoscope, induce me to trouble you with a few re- me, and reputation be lost for ever." He accordingly those who are situated in a similar manner, to adopt marks on duelling; a practice not without the sanction fights, and meets his death; his honour is saved, but the like measure of repelling the attacks of Cupid.** of soune high authorities, amongst whom Dr. Johnson where is he to enjoy the triumph ? or, should he equally It would prevent a great deal of anxiety after mar

riage; and, in all probability, a vast abundance of miunfortunately stands pre-eminent. In considering this unfortunately kill his opponent, he roams about ever

sery. For my gwa part, I am determined to apply the sabiat, however, it is better, at once, to bring it to the afterwards, like Cain, with despair stamped on his fore-lesson in a proper way; and I hope that all those who test of common sense, than listen to the ingenuity of head. A little reflection might convince any man (and may happen to stumble on this epistle will do the any capricious reasoner, who can often, like a skilful duelling being a deliberate act, there is always time to same. cook, make unwholesome food palatable.

I have written it merely for the purpose of showing | reflect) that the safest, wisest, and most honourable con-how easily a man may avoid innumerable difficulties Although single combat had long been had recourse

duct in such a situation, is to obey the quiet dictates of by a little forethonght; and I am sure, that in so doing,

auct in such a situation, is to obey the quiet aictates or to, as a substitute, in some cases, for judicial decision; 1 his own breast, in which consists true courage. Of I shall not be condemned by your considerate readers?

what value is the opinion of the fashionable world comduelling, as not practised, is of more modern origin.

and as for your inconsiderate, my friend tells me I have no occasion to heed them.

250. When Charles the Fifth directed the French envoy to P

pared with this? It is true courage to brave the unjust With thanks to you for inserting one or two of my tell his master. Francis the First, that he would. in fua contempt of the world; and mere cowardice to fight a lucubrations beforetime, tare, consider him as destitute of the honour and probity duel, for fear of that contempt, in opposition to every

I remain, of a gentleman; Francis retorted, by challenging the acknowledged principle : and let not the slavish votary

Yours, &c. Baperor to fight a duel ; unluckily circumstances pre

e of fashion think that his reward for obedience to its to the A THOUGHTFUL FELLOW. sented their meeting, or the world might, perhaps,

ne maxims, will be great or satisfactory; for most assuredhave been rid of one or both of these pests: but so I ly, those who would despise him for not fighting, would, when he fell, be the least concerned about his fate.

THE BEAUTIES OR V fashionable did duelling become, in imitation of the


PACIFICIS royal challengers, that it soon was considered as a fear


fal scourge, particularly in France, where even the
cosmen soldiers had their affairs of honour.

* Ludimus effigiem belli."............ VIDA.

TO THE EDITOR. When superficially considered, this practice has some das resemblance to the natural exercise of the right of selfgat or sell SIR, -A particular friend of mine who had long ad

GAME LXI. defence, which exists where laws are inefficient or want-mired a lady for her personal charms, as well as for her ing; but nothing is more incorrect, and the viewing of i" | domestic qualifications, had the good fortune (making The White to undertake to checkmate in FIVE Moves in this light, has done much mischief. An Arab (the best use of his own words) to spend two whole evenings in specimen of a lawless individual) defends and avenges the company of his adorable mistress. He found her with the Pawn, without taking the black Pawn. himself, without, however, voluntarily allowing his ad- some novel or romance, possessing, not those imagito be such a person as you may have seen described in

(Lolli, page 542.) Trier Persary an opportunity of retaliation. When wronged, nary, but real accomplishments of her sex, which in

ably fasten the attention of the beholder. 1. panishment, and falls upon him whenever he can beet! She was madest, affable, and discreet, and withal

Black. menererne can bext young and beautiful. With these essentials, you may infict its not so the modern duellest ; living under the conceive my friend (who is a young man of some judgsaid of equitable laws, he steps forth from under their ment and great susceptibility) could not fail to be Protection, and " to satisfy the conscience of his honour," doubly impressed with the passion of love. He went

| home, poor fellow, in a sorrowful condition, on acsllows, perhaps, a ruffian, who has most deeply and per-|

count of his pecuniary, circumstances, not knowing magedy injured him, not only to escape that penalty whether to cherish or abandon an attachment which he and disgrace which the law would award, but, by fighting found increasing upon him so very rapidly; but at a duel, likewise affords him an opportunity of crowning

length, after some little reasoning on his part, he rehis villainy by the death of the person he has wronged. - That as reason in every case ought to take the preSuppose a man of honour and repute has his wife se- cedence of passion, so it was his duty to relinquish a

duced; he forth with challenges the seducer, and the pursuit which might ultimately terminate in the misery, | UEST result may be, as likely as otherwise, that the honour-comparable object of his affections: and his soliloquy

if not in the destruction of himself, as well as the inable, innocent, and injured man falls by the hand of his on this occasion ran thus. guilty adversary. A Danish gentleman challenged the ce- I am now forming an attachment, which, if relubrated Count Ranzan, for having improper intercourse

ciprocal, must terminate in marriage; and finally, as S this with his lady, the Count, with his usual gallantry, Jor

a necessary consequence, involve either my happiness bep killed his antagonist, and soon after married the widow. That buman happiness or love is seldom the compaDuels originating in petty affronts, with little or no

nion of poverty, every day's experience fully establishes;

because, as is stated in Don Quixotte, love is ever animosity, but merely in conformity to the practice of sprightly and joyous, and theretore naturally averse to the world, are acts of moral insanity, and show a fright- poverty, which is generally thoughtful and gloomy. 1086 6 5 4 3 2 1 fa ignorance of the real end and value of human life,

That I should be extremely poor were I to enand a slavish deference to prevailing opinion. The news- incidental to marriage

cumber myself with a wife, and all the contingencies 1910 WHITE.

and that therefore, I should Papets furnish is with frequent instances illustrative of not be enabled to enjoy the comforts of life, viz, health,

or at this, but nothing can place the absurdity of the practice peace, and competence, (for the two former in a great

SOLUTION. ma clearer light, than the following ludicrous story told measure depend upon the possession of the latter) as a


mal no1 BLACK. by Dr. Kranklin:

survey of my present finances and future expectations A gentleman, in an American will instantly convince me.

1 Queen ....6-7+

Knight....6-7 coffee-bouse, desired a person to remove a little farther] That it would therefore be highly imprudent in 2 Castle... 8~8+ 2 Knight...8-8

za him. Why? Because, Sir. you smell offen-me, after these considerations, to encourage a pursuit 3 Knight..6-4 dis.+ 13 Knight ....7-6 Sely. so unreasonable in its purposes, and so totally unjust 4 Pawn ....7-6+ 1, King ...,

8 That is an insult,' said the other,

8 and you in its designs, my reason and conscience evince in the 5 Pawu .... 747 +MATE. mante, Lust fight me.' : Well, if you insist upon it, I will strongest manner. ht you,' answered the first, but I do not see how Thac for the present, it is absolutely and indisat can mend the matter; for if you kill me I shall pensibly necessary for me to suppress the unwarrantable

Fashionable Hours.--The Marchioness of Stafford | passion already conceived, and that, from this time, I gave a breakfast lately to the Duchess of Kent, Princess bell badly too ; and if you are killed, you will smell, do so, without indulging in a sob, a sigh, a groan, or Sophia of Gloucester, and a select party, which did not possible, worse than at present." a murmur.

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1 Mr. Lancaster --Letters state, that the celebrated

Joseph Lancaster has visited, during the last summer The remains of very old decayed chesnut-trees order to diffuse the knowledge of his system of education.

and autumn, the principal cities of North America, in AN INDIAN NEWSPAPER.

may be seen in the forest of Dean, Eofield Chase, During this journey of more than 4000 miles, he gave

and in many parts of Kent. At Fortworth, in Glou- lectures before 200,000 persons, by whom he was received From the American journals we learn, that a news-cestershire, is a chesnut-tree fifty-two feet rouod: with respect. He was not only allowed, during his tour, paper has recently been established in the Creek nation; it is proved to have stood there since the year 1160, the use of five churches and six collegiate halls, but be from which we make the following extract; by which

and was then so remarkable, that it was called " the lectured twice, within a short time, in the new house of it appears that the copper-coloured warriors, instead of our three times three cheers, to give eclat to any par

great chesnut of Fortwortb." It fixes the boundary representation at Washington, where he was numerously ticular toast give three times three yells. The follow

attended by the members of both houses, who listened of a manor. Mr. Marsham states that this tree is

to his plans with marked respect. He has a work in the ing is the extract:

1100 years old. .

press illustrative of his system, for which he has to

The great chesnut-tree near Mount Ætna is perFROM THE TUCH-AU-BALCH-HL TOMAHAWK, Thans one of the most ex

Mount Etna is per: subscribers, amongst whom are the first men in the us. haps one of the most extraordinary trees in the Old

He not

at Baltim A newspaper recently established in the Creek Nation. World. It is called “the chesnut-tree of a hundred ed a seminary. : Toa

horses," from the following traditionary tale: Jean the residence of Tus-tun-nug-gee Thluc-co.

of Arragon, wben she visited Mount Átna, was at. Several sepulchral urns, which probably contained by 1st. The Day we celebrade.-Mack-lustaba!-Nine

lended by her principal nobility, when a beavy relics of some ancient Britons, the Aborigines of this yells.

shower obliged them to take refuge under this tree. I island, were discovered a few days ago, by some men 2d. The Literature of our Nation.Tucks-tsba!!! the immense branches of which sheltered the whole

digging for gravel, in a field near Biggleswade, in Bock Music, Death Whoop. party. According to the account given of it by Mr.

fordshire. The field in which these urns were found,

has long been under cultivation, and did not present the Howel, this chesnut-tree is 160 feet in circumfer

least appearance of tumuli. They are rudely formed of AFRICAN JUSTICE.

, and, although quite hollow within, the verdure coarse earth, and partially ornamented, apparently sitä of the branches is not affected; for this species of a pointed tool. .

tree, like the willow and some others, depends upon The province of Ait, Atter, or the Atteries, in its bark for subsistence. The cavity of this enor. Several Sharks about eight feet in length, hare e Lower Suse, is considered as an independeot pro-mous tree is so extensive, that a house has been cently made their appearance on the Rssex coast, a cu vince, and it pays do tribute. They have a great built in it, and the inbabitants have an oven therein, cumstance not remembered by the oldest seaman. The dislike to kadies, talbs, and attorneys, alleging that where they dry auts, chesnuts, almonds, &c. of crew of the Rattlesnake, stationed off Bradwell, to pat they only increase disputes between man and man, which they make conserver ; but as, these thought-vent smuggling, shot at one of them, at the mouth of which is not at all necessary ; all disputes are, less people often get fuel from the tree that shelters

the river Blackwater, but without the desired effect, s therefore, decided by the sheik, who is not a logicallbem, it is feared that this natural curiosity will be

which the shark became so enraged, that the men were wrangler, but decides according to the simplest destroyed by those whom it protects.

apprehensive that it would overturn their boat. Thes manner. The following decree of their sheik is on

barpooned another, but did not succeed in hauling it is record :-“ Four men who, for elucidation, we will call A, B, C, and D, conjointly bought a mule, each


Conflagration in the Pyrenees. A frightful contigos claimed a leg. D's leg was the off-bind one. lo a

tion, which began to burn on the morning of the 22d of few days this leg began to swell : it was agreed to

July, and which was scarcely extinguished on the loch,

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Aug. 25.- The shock of an of August, lays waste, at this moment, the huge forests. cure it by (el keeh) burniog it with a hot iron (a earthquake, was felt in this city on Monday morning which crown the Apennines, in the vicinity of Pandi: common remedy in this country.) common remedy in iis country.).

This done, the last a thirts

His gone, the last, at thirty-five minutes past nine o'clock, with a sen- 1 At the moment in which we are writing, the communi mule wis turned out and went into a field of barley.sible vibration, which continued for twelve or fourteen of Fondi is on all sides surrounded by flames. Thes, Some spark was attached to the hoof, apd set fire seconds, similar to that which is produced by a heavily flagration has even extended beyond this territory, and to the corn, which was consumed. The proprieton loaded stage-coach passing rapidly on frozen ground. especially into that of St. Andre, along the correla of the barley, applied to the sheik for justice; ond | The writer of this only noticed the one shock; but is road through the territory of Serraglione, and desse A, B, C, and D, the owners of the mule, were sum informed, by others, that there were three shocks in The Sub-Intendant of Rondi has put in requisitice ale i moned to appear. The sheik, finding the leg which succession, in the space of about fifteen minutes.

the inhabitants, for the purpose of putting an esde caused the barley to be burat, belonged to D, orAmerican paper.

this dreadful calamity. It is not known whether this bar dered him to pay the value of the barley.-D expos

been the effect of chance, or of malicious designs, and tulated, and maintained that he had no right to pay:

whether it commenced in the Roman States, or in the

Anecdote of Burkhardt, the Traveller. The men kingdom of Naples. Pondi is divided by the boundary for, it it had not been for A, B, and C's portions of who act as guides in the desolate mountains of Nubia, l of these two States. (French Paper.). the mule, the barley would have remained. “How have devised a singular mode of extorting presents from $0 ?" replied the sheik. “ Because," quoth D, “ the the traveller. They first beg a present; if refused, In addition to the manuscript of Livy, lately found Jeg which belongs to me, cannot touch the ground; they, collect a heap of sand, and, placing a stone at in the Royal Library at Bamberg, another manuscript but it was brought to the corn-field by the legs of each extremity of it, they apprise the traveller that his has seen since discovered, or the Roman History of Es A, B, and C, which were the efficient cause of the tomb is made. Mr. Burkhardt, the celebrated travel tropius which was probably brought from Rome breite ignition of ihe barley." The sheik reversed his dealer, had a practical proof of this custom; having re- Emperor Henry, the founder of the Bishopric of Bei.. cree, and ordered A, B, and C, to pay the damage. I fused to give any thing to one of these grave-diggers, / berg. It is complete, and in the best state of present and D got off without expense.

the man set about making his sand heap. Upon this tion.
Burckhardt alighted, and began another, observing,

as they were brethren, it was but just they should be The crops of onions this year are described as remark: SPIDERS THE BEST BAROMETER.

buried together. The fellow laughed, and they mu- ably great. Mr. Cole, gardener, near Bath, from a ba tually agreed to destroy each others labours. On Burk- of seventeen poles in extent, has had a produce of seven

hardi, re-mounting his horse, the disappointed Arab teen sacks fit for market, and many of the onions mea The manner in which spiders carry on their exclaimed from the Koran, “ No mortal knows the spot sured from twelve to fourteen inches in circumferenceoperations, conformable to the impending changes upon earth where his grave shall be digged.". of the atmosphere, is simply this --If the weather

The parish clerk of Llandewan, Anglesen, has three is likely to become rainy, windy, or in other respects

An extraordinary meteor was seen at Reading on the lewes, which have this year yeaned five lambs each: four disagreeable; they fix the terminating filaments, on morning of the 21st ult from about four o'clock' till six are now living with each ewe, and the other latt se

reared in the cottage. which the whole web is suspended, unusually short; It appeared at first like a pointed star, rather larger than and in this state they await the influence of a tem-l a crown piece, and continued so for an hour and a half,

Extraordinary Potatoe. A few days since, as Me. perature which is remarkably variable. On the con- seeming stationary over Forbury Hill, when it shot to the

Payn, of the Sherborne Arms, Northleach, was supertrary, if the terminating filaments are made uncom southward, after which it gradually passed to northward,

intending some workmen in his garden, they dug up monly long, we may, in proportion to their length, diminishing in size, till it was seen no more. About

one single potatoe stalk, to which were attached one conclude that the weather will be serene, and con- half an hour before this phenomenon, at nearly half-past

| hundred and thirty-three potatoes of a moderate size. tinue to at least for ten or twelve days. But if the three, three very brilliant meteors were seen together, spiders be totally indolent, rain generally succeeds: / exactly over the Forbury, producing a great light.

Lusus Naturce.-At Void, in the department of the though, on the other hand, their activity during rain

Meuse, a cow is the most certain proof that it will be only of short. A wooden clock, with three little figures, which strike

head, while its hind legs and tail resembled those of an duration, and followed with fair and very constant bells denoting the hours and quarters, was sent to Lat

ape. This singular mönster, however, did not long sur takoo, in Africa, by the Missionary Society, and has exweather. According to further obuervations, the

vive its birth.- French cited great astonishment. Some of the natives disputed spiders regularly make some alterations in their among themselves whether these little mcn were made 'An ancient register gives the following instan webs or nets every twenty-four hours ; if these by God or man: they also wished to know whether they of human life of 100 persons, who were born at changes take place between the hvars of six and eat meat and drank milk; it is also reported among them, att

at the end of 6 years there remained only 64, at the seven in the evening, they indicate a clear and plea- that these little men had come in the night, in a waggono. at the ended

8010, at the end of 56 years 6, of 66 yean S, and at the cod want night. without oxen.

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The Philanthropist. 1. If you have a lazy servant, send him on errands be- 1 EXTRACT FROM SACHÉTTI'S NOVELS.

fure dinner.

Knowledge will not be acquired without attention
and application,

Let your zeal for truth be consistent with reason.

TO THE SALUTATION OF TWO CORDELIERS. . Learning is preferable to riches; virtue to both. “

Lies stand upon one leg, but truth upon two. $12,--Having lately met with a small volume of

Money is like manure, it does no good until it is marims. I have selected a few ; and sbould they prove spread; it is the use, and not the possession of it, laat l business or other to Messire John Hawkwood, at his

| - Two Franciscan friars having occasion to go on some scceptable and please your readers, my object will be makes us happy.

castle of Monticchio, about a mile on this side of Cor. obtained. I take this opportunity to congratulate yon Many bad things are done through custom, but it is

tono, on being introduced to bim, addressed him with no reason why they are continued to be done. upon the new and improved size of your useful and

their usual salutation of “ Peace be with you!" to No man is truly wise or safe, who has not the fear of

which be immediately replied, “ Poverty be with you!". Poi cheap publication; cheap I mean in comparison to two God before his eyes.

The friars, alarmed at this rude reception, bumbly el. other works which I have seen of a similar kind, pub-1. Our happiness depends more on mental content than

pressed their surprise that he should return their greeting lished in London. It has sometimes occurred to me,

bodily enjoyments.
o me, Pride and in nature will be bated in spite of all the

so uncourteously. “ Nay," said Hawkwood, “I only that your miscellany might scill be more interesting if wealth and greatness of the world.

returned your own compliment. My trade is war,

and he that wishes peace to a military man, only deo be you were to introduce an occasional critique of new Prudence governs the wise, but profit the major part.

sires, in other words, that he may come to poverty." the works-Yours, of mankind.

The friars, on their return home, talked much of
Proud men never have friends; neither in prosperity,

this saying: but though it might teil well for Hawk.
because they know nobody; nor in adversity, because
then nobody knows them.

wood, it was no very pleasant jest to those that would

have liked to live in peace and quietness. This man MAXIM S. The less 'wisdom a man has, the less he knows that

followed the profeasion of arms for seventy years, a, be wants ic. The servants of industry are known by their livery; Recreations, moderately used, are profitable to the

longer period than any other commander. Almost it is clean and wholesome: look at the ragged and

every town was tributary to him; and little tranquilbody for health, and to the mind for refreshment. en dirty slaves of idleness, and then ask, who serves the

lity did Italy enjoy in his time. Woe to the states that put.

Reputation is often got without merit, and lost withc hest master!

their trust in men like him; alike destitute of faith and out crime. su ladustry will make a man a purse, and frugality give Sacrifice not your conscience for money.

feeling. Their alliance is often more injurious than che 2. strings to it.

Some would be thought to do great things, who are

hostility of the enemy. These mercenaries all under-' 3 The fear of God will make a man think well and

stand one another; and though tbey pretend to combat but tools and instruments; like the fool, who fancied act well; and when he needs it, God will provide bim he played upon the organ when he only blew the bel

each other, their mutual agreement is “ Do you plunder, 12. a friend.

on your side and let me plunder on mine.” And yet such OWS. *Meg who laugh with you at the fear of God, are | Tell a friend his faults; but do not blaze them.

is our stupidity, that we will not see these things, but so be your worst enemies, and teach you to be your own Tall not your secrets to your servant: for he will

are continually led on by the rascallity of these men, - enemy. Beware and avoid such.

to engage in contests, the result of which, cannot be then be your master. . *. A árm faith is the best divinity; a good life the best

otherwise than destructive. What is it that has re

Try to do good, although the world laugh you to uphilosophy; a clear conscience the best law; honesty

duced so many of tbe free cities of Italy into subscorn. the best policy; and temperance the best pbysician.

To live above our station shows a proud beart, and

art and Ijection? What has brought Sicily and Apulia iaco Anger may look into che breast of a wise man, but can I below it a narrow mind.

their present state? How have Padua and Verona, po waly rest in the bosom of a fool.

Though the coat be ever so fine that a fool wears, it

and many other cities, lost their splendour, and beA good man passeth by an offence, and a noble is still but a fool's coat.

come miserable villages. s pirit scordeth revenge. "

Beware, then, ye few, for few ye are that are still Virtue is its own reward, and vice its own punishJE By cating revenge, a man is but even with his enemy;

free. Trust not to the treachery of military men. ment. bur. in passing it over, he is superior. Virtue is never the less venerable for being out of

Live in peace; and rather submit to repeated insult Believe bot that all are evil who are evil spoken of.

tban be induced to rush into war, which, indeed, is fashion. Be a careful of what you say as what you do. We do not want precepts so much as patterns; ex

easy to commence, but the event of which is often Beberolence is commendable in all persons. | amples are the safesi and pleasantest way of teaching.

contrary to expectacion, and its evils not hastily to be Begin to be good in time; it cannot be too soon.

Young men when once dyed in pleasure and van ity 1"epaised. Castom ia che plague of wise men, and the idol of will scarcely ever take any other bue. fools.

A talkative fellow willing to learn of 1socrates, bel Fanaticism. Corage in the champion of justice, and never ought I asked him double his usual price ; because, said he, I

A poor woman in the Groves attempted to be exerted but in a righteous cause:

| ro cut her throat, under the painful conviction that she must both teach you how to speak and how to hold your Conscience is a terror to evil doers, but a comforter

could not be saved. Her character was altogether recongue. to good men,

spectable, and she lived with her husband and family Zeno, hearing a man speak too freely, told him, for ' in great domestic comfort. Yet she persuaded herself Charity is friendship in common, and friendship is charity inclosed. this reason, we have two ears, and but one tongue, that

that she was an object of divine inexorable wrath, and we should hear much and talk little. Deaying a fault doubles it.

her misery became intolerable. At the awful moment, A Roman conqueror used to say, that he would not Drive your business, let not business drive you.

however, her fortitude seems to have failed her, for her part with the little he had learned for all the gold in External beauty will often captivate, but internal

wound was not mortal, but so severe as to cause an imthe world; for be bad more pleasure from what he had e merit secures ebe conquest.

bad mense effusion of blood, which, when she was disread and written, than from all the victories be had Eril company make the good bad, and the bad

covered, had brought her to a state of great debility. gained and all the realms he had conquered. Warse.

Still she might have been saved; but unfortunately the

Zeal, without knowledge, is, like gunpowder, soon * Esperience is the best adviser, but it is better to blown in the air.

young man sent to examine her, on the very point of

nutting in the needle to sew up the wound, fainted away, learn by others than our own. Friendship is best cried in adversity.

oppressed by the distressing sight of the patient, and the

blood with which the room was deluged. Thus time Fide sease and elevated sense are not so useful as


was lost, and, before further assistance could be obFrugality is a fortune, and industry a good estate.

tained, she was a corpse.-Rockingham Huu paper. Fortitude is the medium betwixt fear and boldness.

1 SIR-I am a great friend to female society; and deFortitude without wisdom is but rashness; wisdom sirous of showing my respect to the sex by throwing

Extraordinary Cannon.--A: Kubberpore na Jeal, in * without justice is but craffiness. any thing useful in their way, I have transcribed from

India, there is a cannon 213 inches long, 66 inches Real friends are often talked of, but seldom found.

I my favourite author, Addison, a few maxims whicb | round tbe muzzle, and 18 inches round the calibre. Gratitude is a duty that none can be excused from, mý female friends, whether comely or otherwise,

It has five and bad originally six equidistant rings, because it is always at our own disposal. would do well to attend to; viz.

by which it was lifted up. This gun is called by the Good thoughts should always be encouraged, to pre

natives Jaun Kushall, or the destroyer of life, and its vent bad actions.

“ That no woman can be handsome by the force of casting and position are attributed totbedoetasor divini. Gentleness is the best way to make a man beloved features alone, any more than she can be witty only by ties, thougb' its almost obliterated Persian inscriptions and respected by all. the help of speecb."

declaré its formation by human means. But what is Have nothing to do with men in a passion, for men " That pride destroys all gymmetry and grace, and most extraordinary about it is, that two peepul trees -, are not, like iron, to be wrought upon when bot.

affectation is a more terrible enemy to fine faces tban bave grown both cannon and carriage into themselves. He that is proud breakfasteth on vanily, dineth on the small pox."

Fragments of the iron, a spring, one of the linches, and folly, and suppeth on contempt. " That no woman is capable of being beautiful, who

part of the wood-work, protrude from between the If you would kopw a man, lay his words and actions is not incapaple of being false."

roots and bodies of these trees, but the trees alor.e entogether. . .

cirely support the gun, one of the rings of which, and If you have not sense enough to speak, have wit

And,“ 'That what would be odious in a friend is de balf of its whole length, are completely hid between e enough to hold your congue. formity in a mistress."

and inside their bark and trunks. A more curious It is not so painful to an honest man to want money,

Yours, &C.

sight, or a cannon more firmly fired, though by che as to be owing it.

mere gradual growtb of two trees, cannot well be If you would live long, live well; for two things


imagined. The Indians assert that it was only once shorten life, viz. Folly and Wickedness. | Liverpool, October 10, 1820.

| fired, and sent the ball 24 miles !!--Asiatic Journal,

common sense.

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