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mas more taken up with his guests than him An account of the progress of Ali to the

The Gleaner. zelf, did not continue looking at it nor smel attainment of his present power may be

I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's Iing and stroking it as is usually the custom of very succinctly given. He was born at

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WOTTON. his countrymen, to fill up the pauses of con- Tepellene about the year 1750. At the versation, He was not very magnificently death of his father, who was a pasha of two A JOURNEY INTO ENGLAND,

BY PAUL HEINTZNER, 1598. dressed, except that his high turban compo- tails, of no great importance, he was left sed of many small rolls seemed of fine gold with nothing but his house at Tepellene, Paul Heintzner attended Bartholomew Fair, and muslin, and his attaghan, or long dagger, and is said to have begun his fortune with #tagbanor long donger and is wid hore heun his fortune with describes the sports of the mob, and the state of

the Mayor, to whom he seems to look up with great was studded with brilliants.He was migh- sixty paras and a musket. Having embraced revereoce. in those early days the light-fingered tily civil; and said he considered us as his the profession of a military adventurer. in | knights of the post were as active as in these days

of crime and punishment :-" While we were at children. He showed us a mountain how.plainer language, as a robber and plunderer, | this · shew," says Paul, “one of our company, itzer, which was lying in his apartment, and he succeeded in mastering one village after

Tobias Solander, had his pocket picked of his

purse, with nine crowns du soleil, which, without took the opportunity of telling us that he another, and amassing the produce of his doubl, was so cleverly taken from him by an Enghad several large cannon. He turned round depredations, until he found himself posses

lishman, who always kept very close to bim, that

the Doctor did not in the least perceive it. Withtwo or three times to look through an English sed of considerable resources, both of ter

out the city are some theatres, where English actors Telescope, and at last handed it to us, that ritory and riches. His ambition kept pace represent almost every day tragedies and comedies Fire might look at a party of Turks on horse- with his fortune, and having collected

to very oumerous audiences; these are concluded

with excellent music, variety of dances, and the Pack, riding along the banks of the river enough of money to purchase a pashalik, he excessive applauses of those that are preseut. At pwards Tepellene. He then said, that maintained a constant war with the neigh

these speciacles, and every where else, the English

are constantly smoking tobacco in Ibis manner; an whom you see on the road is the chief bouring pashas, till at length he obtained they have pipes on purpose, made of clay, into the inister of my enemy, Ibrahim Pasha, and possession of Ioannina, of which he was conlemy. Ibrahim Pasha. and possession of I nning of which he was con farther end of which they put the herb, so dry that

it may be rubbed to powder; and putting fire to - is now coming over to me, having de-firmed pasha by an imperial firman. The it; tbey draw the smoke into their mouths, which sted his master to take the stronger side.' pashas of Arta, Delvino, and Ocrida, were

they puff out again through their nostrils, like

funnels, aiong with plenty of phlegm, and defluction Be addressed this with a smile to the secre- successively subdued by his arms: Giafar, from the head. In shese theatres, fruits, such as ity, desiring him to interpret it to us. We the pasha of Valona, was poisoned by him: apples, pears, avd nuts, according to the season,

are carried about to be sold, as well as ale and wine." Leok pipes, coffee, and sweetmeats with and Mouctar' and Veli, his two sons, were The following is the auíbor's description of the

m; but he did not seem so particular married to the daughters of Ibrahim, the | English:-" The English are serious like the Gerout these things as other Turks whom brother and successor of the murdered

mans, lovers of shew, liking to be followed wherever

they go by whole troops of servants, who wear their e had seen. He was in great good hu- Giafar. Having fought against Paswan masters arms in silver, fastened to their left arms, our, and several times laughed aloud, Oglou, on the side of the sultan, he was

and are pot undeservedly ridiculed for wearing tails

hanging down their backs. . They excel in dancing es hich is very uncommon in a man of con- constituted, on his return from Widdin, in and music, for they are active and lively, though quence: I never saw another instance of the year 1798, a pasha of three tails, or

nasha of three toile or of a thicker make than the French; they cut their

hairy close on the middle of their head, letting it tin Turkey. Instead of having his room vizier. All offers to be made grand vizier grow on either side ; they are good sailors and better E rowded with the officers of his Court, he has constantly refused. Since the estab: pirates ; cunning, treacherous, and thievish ; above

300 are said to be hanged annually in London; be- which is very much the custom of the pashas list;ment of his power he has greatly dimin leading with them is less infamous Thay hanging. itud other great men, he was quite unat. ished the number of robbers throughout his They give the wall as the place of honour. Hawk.

ing is the general sport of the gentry. They are Ended, exeept by four or five young per- dominions, and has promoted by his various

more polite in cating than the French, devouring - ns very magnificently dressed in the internal' improvements, the prosperity of less bread but more meat, which they roast io per. + Ibanian habit, and having their hair flowing his subjects, as well as his own revenue.

fection. They put a good deal of sugar in their

driuk; their beds are covered with tapestry, even alf way down their backs: these brought Ilis influence is felt through the whole those of the farmers. They are often molested with the refreshments, and continued supply- of European Turkey; and his dominions,

the scurvy, said to have first crept into England

with the Norman conquest. Their houses are comg us with pipes, which, though perhaps taking Ioannina for the centre, extend mooly of iwo stories, except in London, where they half emptied, were changed three times, one hundred and twenty miles towards the

are of three and four, though but seldom of four;

they are built of wood, those of the richer sort - is the custom when particular honours north, as far as the pashalik of Ocrida: to with bricks, their roofs are low, and where the e intended for a guest. The northenst and east over Thessaly touch.owner has inovey, covered with lead. They are

powerful in the field, successful against their ene* There are no common topics of dis- ing the feet of Mouni Olympus; to the south

mies, impatient of any thing like slavery, vastly, surse between a Turkish vizier and a tra-least the district of Thebes, and part of that| fond of great noises that fill tbe ear, such as the der, which can discover the abilities of which is attached to the Negroponte, inclu- that it is common for a number of them, that have

| firing of canoon, drums. and tbe ringing bells ; so ther party, especially as these conversa- ding the populous city of Livadia and its got a glass iu their heads, to go up into some belfrey ons are always in the form of question district, bound his territories, which will

and ring the belle for hours together, for the sake

of exercise. If they see a foreigner well made or ad answer. However, a Frank may think soon it is expected, comprise Attica. To particularly handsome, they will say, it is a pity is Turk above the cominon run, if bis the south, he commands as far as the Gulf

he is not an Englishman."

Paul Heintzner bas certainly noted some parOst does not put any very foolish interro. of Lepanto, and the Morea belongs to his ticulars which are not 10 be found elsewhere, and stories to him, and Ali did not ask us son. od Ali did not ask us on The Lonion sononderho

The Ionian Sea and the Gulf of Venice

f Vonins which are equally curious and amusing. We have

only to add, that ibe translation we have made use of y questions that betrayed his ignorance. are his boundaries to the southwest and is from the pen of Mr. R. Bentley, once the friend is liveliness and ease gave us very favour- / west, and to the northwest the pashalik of and favourite of Horace Walpole. It is asserted

in the preface of the latter, that there are not above ble impressions of his natural capacity," Scutari and the banks of the Drino. four or five copies of the original in England,

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SIR,-If you deem the following lines worthy of a corner in your publication, they are at your service,

Yours, respectfully,

EMMA. Liverpool, Nov. 11, 1820.

· Poetry. ..

[ORIGINAL.)
VERSES ON N. B. AN INTERESTING

LITTLE GIRL.
Still enjoy, lovely child, thy spring-time so smiling,

When every day brings some new pleasure to thee; Though the sweet scenes of childhood are ever beguiling,

From each gloomy care thy young bosom is free. Mild innocence glows in thy countenance cheerful,

And beams in thy eyes of mild beautiful blue; Which sorrows, perhaps, will too often make tearful,

Though sorrow yet never a tear from them drew. O Heaven ! le: this rose-bud expand into blossom,

Nor ceage then to make all its beauties thy care; But grant it to smile on some fond gentle bosom, Which rapture will feel while it flourishes there.

R.M.

Oh! still on thine anchor I'll calmly recline,

Nor again shall Despair thy sweet empire resume; O'er life's troublous waters thy spirit be mine,

And the dark hours of anguish and sorrow illume. Though keen was the blast which Adversity sent,

To destroy in the bud each fond hope of my heart, Yet the storm now is o'er, and has still left unbent,

That reliance above which shall never depart. How oft will the tear of regret fill the eye,

As mem'ry recalls those fond hours of delight, which for ever are flown, though it make them seem

nigh, As the day when they rose on our vision so bright. How sweet was that voice whose soft tremulous tone,

Like the music of angels spoke peace to my breast; Oh! vain was the thought that for ever my own, That sweet smile would have lulled every sorrow to

rest.' Peace, peace, aching heart ; steep thy sorrows in night, There's a power e'en in death from all anguish can

save: Oh! it rules o'er this heart, and its visions so bright Cheer this worn, wearied frame, as it sinks to the grave.

A. H. P.

What sinks the female soul in woe,
In friendship's guise a deadly foe;
Say, who can cause the bitterest throe?

'Tis Man.
When unsuspecting, young, and gay;
When peace and pleasure lead the way;
Who'll tempt a simple girl to stray ?

'Tis Man. When Heybla's honey seems to flow In sweetest accents, soft and low, Who watches then to give the blow?

'Tis Man When lost to virtue, sunk in shame; When venom'd scandal taints her name, Who then will clear himself from blame?

'Tis Man. And when her woe-worn heart is broke ; When e'en in death his name she spoke ; In that sad hour who'll laugh and joke?

'Tis Man But oh! when death's unerring dart Shall stop the life-throb of his heart, Say then who'll feel his conscience start!

Base Man. The fitting pulse, the silent tear, The quiv'ring voice proclaim death near ; Remorse shall then thy bosom tear,

O Man.

LINES, ADDRESSED TO STONELEIGH ABBEY, NEAR LEA

MINGTON, IN WARWICKSHIRE, THE RESIDENCE OF CHANDOS LEIGH, ESQ.

From Chandos Leigh's “ DOMESTIC VERSES,"

i privately printeda

SONG.
Tune,~GILDEROY.

[ORIGINAL.)
My lovely Jane, whom I adore,

The parting hour draws nigh ;
I go to tread another shore,

Beneath another sky.
Whilst pensively I wander there,

I'I think upon the Dee;
Whose bosom used to picture fair

Thy image, dear to me. And oft will Fancy paint thy charms,

So ravishing to view; And bring thee to my longing arms,

To breathe thy vows anew.
When the delusion, sweet and dear,

Has like a vision fled,
I'll drop as soft and sad a tear,

As that which now I shed.

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.

Here let me rest in this sweet solitude,
Where knaves and parasites shall ne'er intrude;
No bacchanals are here, to give pretence
For wild excess, or ruinous expense.
In yon delicious wood I love to bear,
Though strange the notes, a welcome cheer.
To live at home, contemplative; to scorn,
Not hate mankind; to be as 'twere new born,
This is my warmest wish, sweet poesy ;
Then will I dwell with woman, nature, thee!
Is not this better than among the crowd
To fret and gaze, and cringe before the proud ;
To mix in politics, and play the fool,
A would-be Gracchus, or Corruption's tool ?
Stoneleigh Abbey, May 6, 1817.

R. M.

(ORIGINAL.]

'Tis moonlight--and the bark which yonder glides,

In all the pomp of gaudy streamers deck'd,
The water gently laving 'gainst her sides,

Whilst high in air her snow-white wings project,
Seems to be mistress of the “ vasty deeps,"
And keeping watch while sage old Neptune sleeps.
But see the difference, when the ocean's waves,

Driv'n by the boisterous winds, run mountains high, With all her strength she scarcely then durst brave

The waters mounting upwards to the sky;
Whilst all around the heavens obscured with gloom,
Seem to foretel that shipwreck is her doom.
Still she drives on through gales and heavy sea,

Whilst round her curl the waters in a foam,
Brokc short, her masts go tumbling o'er the lee,

And the poor sailor thinks on wife and home, Till striking on some breakers, down she goes, And in a moment ends their mortal woes.

ROB ROY THE SECOND. Liverpool, Nov. 9, 1820.

The following is from the Leamington Guide:In the little retired and tranquil village of Stoneleigh, there is an ancient church, of Saxon or early Norman architecture, with some noble monumental effigies and impressive memorials of departed excellence; chiefly consisting of the family of the Leighs.

The Abbey itself was founded in 1154, as a monastery for the reception of a fraternity of Cistertian monks; at the dissolution it was granted to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk; and by his heirs, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was sold to Sir Thomas Leigh, Lord Mayor of London, who erected the principal part of the present structure, and in whose family it has continued ever since; but little of the original Abbey remains.

The woodlands and grounds attached to this princely abode, are said to comprise nearly twenty-five thousand acres. Stoneleigh Abbey, with its beautiful gardens, noble bridge, romantic deer-park, splendid apartments, spacious chapel, &c. is most delightfully situated in a scene of profound but pleasing seclusion, surrounded by towering and spreading woods, and having all the concomitants of water, rock, and meadow, that are generally considered necessary to the perfection of landscape.

Yes, Eliza, oft the fair one's glance Can, at first sight, the soul entrance ; Love, in a moment, speeds the dart, That rends with sudden pang the heart: As swiftly strikes th’unwary breast, And robs the flutt'ring soul of rest, As flames, that wing the western breeze With livid flash, disrobe the trees. Recal, my Fair, that blissful hour, When, seated in the “ Summer bow':," Thy beauties caught my raptur'd eyes, And fill'd my soul with fond surprise. My timid veins with fev'rish heat, Through all my frame convulsive beat; My tongue essay'd to tell my pain ; My swimming eyes to gaze, in vain !

Then say, dear Maid, canst thou disclose Why thus, unbidden, túmults rose ? Oh! if the heart such throbbings prove. Tell me, my Fair, is that not love? 'Tis true; the man insensate grown, With bosom cold as Parian stone, On thee might turn a listless gaze, And bask unhurt in beauty's rays; Might with a fair one's tresses play To loiter out a summer's day; Ere yet one sigh disturb'd his frame, Or love one tender moment claim: But he, within whose gen'rous soul The passions swell beyond controul,

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Feels in his breast a rising storm,

of the French language. Nor is the pronoun the tend, the expression does not violate any rule of As dits around each beauteous form.

only grammatical discordancy which this phrase concord, but is perfectly grammatical, aud I do Whether thro' peopled streets he roves,

contaws; for it is equally erroneous not to repeat This on authority not to be slightly cuntemned, viz. Or treads wild fashion's crowded groves,

the adjective, which should agree in gender and that of L'Abbé d'Oliret, in bis Essais de Grum

number with ibe noun to which it is joined. The maire, chap. 2, nor do I believe the phrase is capaStill wily love in ambush hides,

Abbé Girard (who, according to Chambaud, is one ble of being expressed so well in any other form; And still his cautious arts derides.

of the first French grammarians) in his “ Vruis the only words which appear to admit of alteration, 'Tis love illumes the fair one's eye,

Principes de la Langue Françuise, ou la Parole, are très chers, and it is well known, if the adjective And heaves her bosom with a sigh,

réduite en méthode, conformément aux lois de were placed after the substantives, it would have a Dictates the gentle things she speaks,

ll'usuge," says, p. 386, Vol. I. “ La loi de la con- meaning altogether different from wbat is intended, And paints the blush upon her cheeks,

cordance est la même pour toules les classes. Elle viz. costly.--I am, Sir, yours, &c. And, as with raptur'd eye we trace, consiste à rendre l'adjectif conformer en genre et en

W, P. B. nombre à la chose dont il est la qualification. Cette 33, London-road. Each varying, each expressive grace,

reyle n'a point d'exception; ainsi nulle difficulté." A kindred pang, we sure must feel,

Therefore, the phrase corrected, according to the To each emotion they reveal. rules of grammar, and the laws of good usage, is,

Miscellanies.
Yes! bursting on our ravish'd sight,

Mun très cher père et ma très chère mère.
Hope's fairy visions shed delight;
However strange this circumlocution may appear,

There is something extremely whimsical in the Ameri.

can idea of recording the weight of their eminent men, Then wilder fears our bosoms prove :

it is warranted by the grammatical authority of the as if they were estimated by the same standard as Tell me, my Fair, is that not love ?

French Academy; and every deviation from thai cattle in Fleet-market.
must be looked upou as incorrect and uuclassical.
Yonrs, &c.

FROM THE SALEM GAZETTE.
LIVERPOOL.
Lirerpool, Nov. 16, 1820. GUILLAUME.

WEIGHT OF GREAT CHARACTERS,
BY AN EMIGRANT IN AMERICA.

August 19, 1783.

Weighed at the Scales at West Point. There's a place on this earth fam'd for freedom and truth,

TO THE EDITOR. Of benevolence, virtue, and honour, the school;

General Washington........................209 lbs. t is dear to my soul as the scene of my youth, SIR, I do not pretend to skill in criticism ia tbe

General Lincoln...... 'Tis the place of my birth,—Oh! 'tis lov'd Liverpool!

Freuch Language, or to any considerable acquaint General Knox......
auce with the decisions of the Freuch Academy, General Huntington ...

....132 'here, how often with joy has my bosom been swelling, but I beg to direct the altcution of your corres. General Greaton.................

.166 When, with friends, I have travers'd the streets or the pondent, W. iu the last Kaleidoscope, to the follow Colonel Swift .................................219

Colonel Michael Jackson ....... ing extracts, which, I think, whew ibat the Freoch E

.252 fields; professor is incorrect.

Colonel Henry Jackson............. .238 ind how often, when entering the peace-mantled dwel

Lt. Col. Huntington.........................232

The disputed sentence is, in English, “My dear $ ling,

Lt. Col. Cobb................ father and mother,” and consists of a pronominal

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Lt. Col. Humphreys............... Have I known the delights that society yields.

.........221 aduoun absolute, au aduouu and two nouus singub! I ne'er can forget all the joys of the past, lar joined by a copulative conjunction.

The above memorandum was found in the pocketAs the ivy round oak,--they're entwin'd round my! In page 256 of Chambaud's Grammar, B. 6o, bel book of a deceased officer of the Massachusetts line.

Curiosity respecting the form, physiognomy, and stays, “tbuti beart;

ar auuuuu Usumute muust | ture of eminent men is universal: biographers usually

always be repeated, in French, before every nuun, I attempt to gratify their readers by detailing all such miAnd ever, while conscience, while memory last,

when there are many in the seutence, with which nute circumstances; yet who knows the weight of Bona. - They will live-they will bloom—and rich perfumes they are cram,

they are grammalically construed, as son père, et parte, or the Duke of Wellington ? Those who read - impart.

sa mère (aut son père et inère.")

their biography would be gratified to know the cubic Though wafted by winds on the yast trackless ocean,

To the next place the word cher (dear) is an aduoun, inches and exact dimensions of the clay tenements oc

which generally comes before the noun. [Cbam To Columbia,- yet think not my ardour will cool ;

cupied by such martial spirits. baud's Grammar, 222, B 3o.)—Tout is an adnoun

The average weight of these eleven distinguished re. Oh! I'll think of thee ever, with fondest emotion, also, usually placed before its noun. (See M. Le

volutionary officers is 214 lbs. and exceeds, we think, : Dear scene of my childhood-my lov'd Liverpool. Bretison's Guide, 199, pl. 33.)- And Chambaud, in

that of an equal number of any other nation. J. P. bis Grammar, page 273, A, says, tout is coustrued! A pauper of the parish of Longford, St. Mary, near

several ways, 1st, “ It is an adnoun signifying all Gloucester, of the name of Mary Bennet, recently died

and whole, and always coming before the article at the extraordinary age of one hundred and five Literature, Criticism, &c. of its noun;" and at ihe letter C, he says, Tout, years, and retained all her faculties in a wonderful man

ner until within the last two years of her long life. TO THE EDITOR.

of which it can be said, especially when they are of! A stone coffin, which measured within full six feet different genders, as, Je suis arec toute l'ardeur et four inches in length and of a proportionable width, was tout le respect possible," &c.

discovered about two feet below the surface of the earth SIR-I intended to offer you some remarks, pre- According to the idiom of the French tongue, not at Skirbeck, in Lincopshire, on the site where formerly Thugs to your last publication, on the French gram- only pronomival adoouns and common aduonins, stood an ancient building, called the Jerusalem House; matical query which appeared in your last publica- which precede their nouns, such as cher, tout, beau,

no cover was on the coffin, which was probably of wood, pou but one; and I only refrained from doing so &c. but articles (Chambaud, 220, B. 189) and pre

and completely decayed; only a few bones were amongst

the earth in the coffin. bat some abler critic might display more ability positions (same page C.) are repeated before every in answering the question than I could. And, to noun.

A fair Match.-A pigeon-match, for a considerable Say any thing now, on a subject that bas been so sa- I apprehend, therefore, that the correet transla. | wager, lately took place at Kilpeck, Herefordshire. tisfactorily explained, may be deemed superfluous: tion of the expression “ My dear father and mo which the umpire could not decide, from the shots of the but. Sir, I thiok, for the bevefit of the French gen- tber," in French, will be " Mon cher père et ma competitors being so equal. The wager was. which theiban, to whuin W. alludes, your correspondent chère mére." If it be said that it is an inharino- should bag the most out of six birds. The gentleman ought to have given the pbrase corrected, that the pious circumlocurion, I can ouly observe that it is contrived to miss the whole of his half dozen, and his

opponent, of course, deemed the day his own ; but, geatleman might see how the phrase for which he easy to substitute “ Mes chers parens."

shooting with equal skill, the whole twelve pigeons cuotends violates the rules of concord in more ways Liverpool, ilth Nov. 1820.

escaped without the loss of a single feather. than one. It has already been sbown, how the proDen disagrees, iu gender and number, with the

TO THE EDITOR.

A curious circumstance occurred at Bishopstone, on the nouns wbicb it precedes; that this is contrary

the Essex coast, during the late boisterous wind and 10 every French Classic has also been proved.

high tide. A man, viewing the rise and progress of the Wailly says, in his “ Principes de la Langue Fran Sir,-Your correspondent W. io his critique on

sea, saw, on an island of beech, two bares confined by

the surrounding water, then not deep ; and, unmindful çaise,' that « Mon, ton, son, $c. sc repètent, 1. the French phrase, “ Mes très chers père et mère,"

of the consequences, waded through it, and succeeded Irant chaque substantif. Son père et sa mère brings forward a sweepi brings forward a sweeping accusation against its

in catching both the timid animals; but, before he sont renus, et non pas ses père et mère.” Conse author, by saying, sucb a mode of expression vio. could secure them, he saw that his own retreat was cut quently, this proves that the phrase for which the lates every rule of concord, and therefore le camput off, and hallooed loudly for help. A boat immediately French gentlemao contends, cuotains glarwg in perccive its propriety: perhaps not; and yet, me- put off, and brought him on shore ; or, like one of the Biances of impropriety, which must be very obvious thinks, a little more of the suariter in modo, would hares that had got from him, and a number of rats that to every one who has any pretensions to a knowledge I have added to the fortitci in re. Now, Sir, I con- surrounded him, he must inevitably have been drowned.

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The Naturalist's Diary, | The violence of the wind produced a boarse, dread. / Where all the live-long day right merrily

ful noise, like one continued peal of thunder; whilst The simple housewife plies her daily care; For NOVEMBER, 1820.

the excessive darkoess of the night added to the Because, while her good man's a-field you see, horror of the scene. Some accounts say, that it

'Tis right the woman has her proper share: (Continued from our last.) lightened; but it is probable that this apprehension

I love to see her busy as a bee arose from there being, at tinies, many meteors and

With things that are not, well as things that are ;

Lo! while she sings and spins, the bubbling pot vapours in the air; the hurry and agitation of naVioleut storms of wind are not uncommon in

Proclaims for supper there is something hot.. inture being too great to admit of ibunder and light. October and November; the partial injury which oing in their usual course.

I like it standing where it full can catch they occasion is amply compensated by tbe benefits

The whole loss of property in the above storm

The healthful breeze that blows some common o', derived from them, 10 purifying the atmosphere.

Where, from its half-closed little wicket hatch, was estimated at four millions of money-of lives Winds from all quarters agitate the air, about 8000-and cattle without vumber!

We view a wide expanse of hill and moor;

Many A slip of leather to upraise the latch, And fit the limpid element for use,

painful accidents happened to those who escaped A bunch of woodbines drooping o'er the door. Else noxious. Oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams, with their lives; and uot a few had all their appre- | Hark! two or three pigs are squeaking in the sty; All feel the fresh'ning impulse, and are cleansed hensions realised, as they met death in sume of its | Look! two or three shirts are hanging up to dry. By restless undulation. Ee'en the oak

'nost dreadful forms. In the city of London and Thrives by the rude concussion of the storm.

“And oh! the pipe-brown jug--and summer sear its vicinity, more than 800 dwelling houses were He seems indecd indignant, and to feel

Close by the garderi-gate, where shadowing coure, laid io ruins, and above 2,000 stacks of chimneys Brimfull of tuneful birds and zephyrs sweet, The impression of the blast with proud disdain, Frowning, as if in his unconscious arm

were precipitated to the ground. As a further Thick boughs that boast the apple and the plum. He held the thunder. But the monarch owes

proof of its strength and fury, we are informed, that I love to see the windows clean and neat, His firm stability to what he scorns,

the lead which covered the roof of 100 churches, Half smothered o'er with spice-geranium More fixed below, the more disturbed above.

was rolled up, and hurled, in prodigious quantities, I do not mind a broken pane or two, Winds have been measured, and their velocity to great distancos But the dreadful devastation

Providing there's no petticoat thrust thro' spread throughout the country. lu one extensive | A well-hedged garden--nicely planted out calculated. The following is Mr. Jobo Sineaton's

| plain, on the banks of the Severn, not less tbau With herbs of all sorts, and flowers not a few table of the rate at which the wind travels :

15,000 shiecy, being unable to resist its violence, In comely order spread, or bunched about

Miles, Feet. Wind.

were driven into the river and drowned. Such was Here the sweet pea, and there the bitter rue;.

Hour. Sec. Hardly perceptible .............

And on the larger beds the emerald sprouts 1 1,47 | the quantity of trees foro up by their roots, that a Just perceptible........... 2,98 person auxious to ascertain the number, had pro

• Of winter greens that cup the silver dew,

The bright red carrot, onion sweet and dry, 4,40 ceeded through bot a part of the county of Kent, Gentle, pleasant... 5,87, when, arriving at the prodigious amount of 250,000,

Potatoe, turnip hard, and crinkled brocoli. he relinquished the undertaking. .

And 0! to see the chicks all budge to school! Pleasant brisk gale...

14,67
If such were the dreadful ravages of this storm

What if they pout? pish! nothing is the matter, 22,00 Very brisk .................................... by land, it will be anticipated they were siill niere

It shows th' unbending wife is skilled to rule 20 29,34 disastrous on the water. Accordingly, we are in.

As well in decent learning, as the platter ; 36,67

To see the ducks come gabbling o'er the pool' High winds..

30 44,01

formed that the bet part of our navy being then at To claim their crumbs-0! 'tis a goodly clatter: 51,

sea, if it had been at any other time than a full | Nav more, for, seeing that, one's thoughts do go ford, Very high ..........

58,68 flood and spring tide, the loss iniglit bave proved That they have useful hens, and eggs, and so forth.

66,01 fatal to the nation. It was computed that not less Storm, tempest .................... 50 73,35 than 300 ships were utterly destroyed by this tem

Strong with the produce of the barley mow, 00

I'd like to find in use the mellow, horn; 88,02 pest; among wbich were 15 of the royal navy, con- I'd like to find a paddock with a cow, Hurricane

117,36

taining upwards of 2,000 seamen, who suok as lead Besides a decent barn for holding corn; that tears up trees, destroys

in the mighty waters.' buildings, &c. &c............100 146,70

But these are things we seldom light on now, Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell,

And more's the pity.-Ah! ere I was born, The most decisive circumstance tending to show Then shrieked the timid, and stood still the brave,

Folks say, for comfortable man and woman, the great velority of brisk wios, (says Dr. O. Gre. Then some leaped overboard with dreadful yell, Snch things uprose on every dirty common. gory,) is that of the rapid passage of the celebrated As eager to anticipate their grave;

O ye! who sigh in rural ease to bask, aeronaut M. Garberin from Loudon 10 Colchester.

And the sea yawned around her —

Dream not our peasant's cot hath ought of blia; Oa the 30th of June 1802, the wind being strong,

Perhaps I could-but 'twere a sorry taskthough not impetuous, M. Garnerin aud another

Like one who grapples with his enemy,

Pen down his cottage as it really is. gentleman ascended with an ivAammable air-balloon

And strives to strangle him before he dies.

The barley loaf, straw bed, and empty flask, from Ranelagh Gardens, on the south-west of Lon.

And first one universal shriek there rushed,

And hard labour from morn to night are his don, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon;

Louder than the loud ocean, like a crash

High spirits broken, young old age, and, me!

Of echoing thunder; and then all was hushed and in exactly three quarters of an hour they de

Sickness, and Famine's stripes and petty tyranny.

Save the wild wind and the remorseless dash scended near the sea, at the distance of four miles

Of billows; but at intervals there gushed,

Oh Britain ! how it grieves me while I write, from Colchester. The distance of the places of

Accompanied with a convulsive splash,

To think my humble musings are not real; ascent and descent is at least sixty miles ; so that, A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry

That things so cheaply bouglit, and yet so bright, allowing no time for the elevation and depression of Of some strong swimmer in his agony.

The sweetest ornament in England's weal] the balloon, but supposing the whole period occu

Should be so hid in commerce' dusky night! Byron.

Tell me, ye great ones, when will Britain heal pied in transferring it in a path nearly parallel to the The farmer usually finishes his ploughing this This wound

farmer usually finishes his ploughing this | This wound, that more rankles in her side, earth's surface, its velocity must have been at the month. Cattle and horses are taken into the farm. And boast, oh! once again her peasants' stubborn pride! rate of eighty miles per hour. If, therefore, the yard; sheep are sent to the turnip-field; alit-bills

J. Smith. wind moved no faster than the balloon, its velocity are destroyed; and bees are put under shelter. was then eighty miles per hour, or 117 feet per se. coud; a celerity but little less than the greatest as.

AN OLD ENGLISH COTTAGE.

Natural History. signed by Kraaft: and hence it is probable, that the velocity of very impetuous winds is not less than | Sprinkled o'er all Augusta's* smoky vale, 130 or 140 feet per second. Haüy's Nat. Phil. 'Fringing her roads full rightly as I guess,

CURIOUS FACTS. vol. i. p. 282, and Wood's Mosaic History of the Beflowered around and white from head to tail, Creation of the World, p. 172. 2d edit.)

Upright and prim as beau in summer dress, A most dreadful tempest happened on the 27th Are scares of things where citizens inhale,

We often meet in our aviaries with what are called November, 1703, commenciog three days before it. Their country breathings, nick.named * cottages :"

mule carary birds, that is the offspring of the grey line arrived at its height. A strong west wind set in Away I hate them- tis no treat to me

net and the canary In the country, where the coabout the middle of the month, the force of which to see such apings of humility.

mestic fowls are accustomed to wander to a considerio was increased every day till the 27th. Great da. I like the pretty little homely thatch

ble distance from the farm yard, I believe it is no uh mage was sustained, and much alarm excited, both Where lives a poor man-no, not very poor

common occurrence for a chicken, that is evidenti by sea and land. The late Rev. Dr, Stennett, in But such a man I mean as well can catch

che offspring of the patridge and common hen, to make endeavouring to account for it, observes, that 'hay. From oven mouth 'bout once a week, or more, its appearance. Indeed, I am inclined to think that

the breed between fowls of the same genus is oftenet ing most probably taken its rise in America, it made of wholesome wheaten bread a goodly batch

To feed his children with suppose there's four

crossed than we are aware of its way across the western ocean, and, collecting

Eching Suppose there's six, ne'er mind, God bless him with 'cm, It is a common practice in the country to set a hep, confederate matter in its passage over the seas, Provided he sufficient hath to give 'em.

it is called, with ducks'eggs, and the agony which she spent its fury on those parts of the world, whither

f suffers, when she sees her young charge first take this army of terrors was principally commissioned.'

. The old name for London.

I their natural element, the water, has often been obe

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TO THE EDITOR.

we will first look back a little, and tell you wbat m ay be relied upon, as the circumstance was observed

our fathers have told us. [Here ibe orator gave a ga gentleman of science.

SIR,-The following extract copied by Messrs. long and animated account of the means by which A hen which was employed to hatch a duck's eggs, in Kirby and Spence in their «lotroduction to Euto they had been dispossessed of their land, and nearly Deneighbourhood of a dyer's mill, where there was a

a mology," from a work of M. P. Hubers, as it is externiigated by the white people,--and theu contianall pond, was observed to exhibit the usual symp

illustrative of the wars of Ants, although not de- uued thus)--Brother, our seats were once large, and Deipas of terror and alarm when the ducklings first took | To the water, but, by degrees, she became quite recon- SC

scribed in the language of Homer, or more modern yours were small; you have now become a great ailed to their habits, and was accustomed, in great

d. in great diction of Fielding, may, perhaps, prove interesting people, and we have scarcely a place to spread our quietness, to enjoy herself on the banks, while they to a portion of your readers.

blankets; you have got our country, but are not camboled in the pool. For two or three years she uni

ZERO. satisfied, you want to force your religion upon us. formly brought out ducklings, and, at last, as regu

Brother, continue to listen ; you say you are sent Fath Jarly led them to the water as their natural dam would

BATTLE OF ANTS.

to instruct us how to worsbip the Great Spirit agree

ably to his mind; and if we do not take hold of tbe In the course of time, however, she brought out a

religion which you teach, we shall be anbappy hereIT-breed of chickens. These she immediately led to the figure to yourself two of these cities equal in after. You say you are right, and we are lost : how side of the pool also ; but, when she found they did size a

size aod population, and situated about a bundred do you know this to be true?' We uoderstand your dot enter the water, she became quite uneasy, called

paces froin each other ; observe their countless num them close to it, made every niotion for them to enter

religion is written in a Book. If it was intended biit, few over the pond, and then called them to follow, bers, equal to the population of two mighty empires. for us as well as you, why has not the Great Spirit

but all to no porpose. When she found that nothing The whole space which separales, them for the given to us, and not only to us—but why did he not I end enrice them to enter the water, she actually breadth of twenty-four iaches, appears alive with give to our forefathers. The knowledge of that Book. seized upon one or two of them, and threw tbem into

of them, and threw them into prodigious crouds of their inhabitants. Thousands with the means of understanding it rightly? We [ t, and, if sbe had not been prevented, it is believed of champions mounted on more elevated spots,

of champions mounted on more elevated spots, only know what you tell us about it: how shall we he would have drowned her whole progeny. This

engage in single combat, and seize each other with know when to believe, beiog so often deceived by Bows how much tbe native habits of even fowls, may their powerful jaws ; a still greater number are ep the white people?- Brother, you say there is only 2. changed by circumstances; and proves, in some de

gaged on both sides in taking prisouers, who make E-ree, the existence of meniory, without judgment, in vain efforts to escape, couscious of the cruel fate is but one religion, why do you white people differ

| one way to worship the Great Spirit; if there z feathered tribes. We have had a great many remarks of late, on the which awaits them when arrived at the hostile for

so much about it? why not all agree, as you can all gacity of dogs. I dont find, Mr. Edicor, that thc micary. The spot where the battle most rages

micary. The spot where the battle most rages, is read the Book ?-Brother, we no not understand lecdote which I am about to relace, and the truth of about two or three square feet in dimensions ; a these things. We are told that your religion was hich may be relied upon, has been surpassed by any | penetratiog odour exbales on all sides; numbers of given to your forefathers, and bas been banded down ing that has yet appeared.

auts are here lying dead, covered with venom; from father to son. We also have a religion, which A gentleman is the county of Stirling, kept a grey others, composing groups and chains, are hooked was given to our forefathers, and has been banded und and a pointer, and, being fond of coursing, the together by their legs or jaws, and drag each other down to us their children. We worship in that way; inter was accustomed to find the bares, and the alternately in contrary directions. These groups are it teaches us to be thankful for all the favours we eyhound to catch them. When the season was over, formed gradually. At first a pair of combatants was found that the dogs were in the habit of going

receive; to love each other, and to be united. We 8 seize each other, and, rearing upon their biod lege, never quarrel about religion.--Brother, the Great t by themselves, and killing the bares for their own musement. To prevent this, a large iron ring was"

masually spirt their acid; then closing, they fall Spirit bias made us all; but he has made a great difstened to the ter's neck,

od and wrestle in the dust. Again recovering their ference between his white and red children. He has ang down, so as to prevent the dog from running and feet, each endeavours to drag aff lis antagonist: if given us different complexions, and different cusmping over hedges, &c. The animals continued to their strength be equal, they remain imnioveable, I toms. To you he has given the arts, to these he bas

all out to the fields togetber; and one day the gen. till the arrival of a third gives one the advantage. not opened our eyes. We know these things to be man resolved to watch them, and, to his surprise, Both, however, are often succuured at ibe same true. Since, he bas made so great a difference be

and, that the moment they thought they were uo- time, and the battle still continues undecided : 1 tween us in other things, wby may we pot conclude per Werved, the greyhound took up the iron ring in his

others take part on each side, till chains are formed that he has given us a different religion ? Accordvath, and, carrying it, set off to the hills, and began

of six, eight, or sometimes ten, all hooked together, ing to our understandings, the Great Spirit does much for bares as usual. They were followed, and

and struggling pertinaciously for the mastery: the right; he knows what is best for his children; we are was observed, chat, whenever the pointer scented be kare, che ring was dropped, and the greyhound

equilibrium remains unbroken, till a number of satisfied, Brothers; we do not want to destroy your food ready to pounce upon poor puss the moment the

ne soon door onss the moment the champions from the same hive arriving at once, religion, or to take it from you; we ooly want to - her drove her from ber form, buc cbat he uniformly compels them to let go their hold, and the sin- enjoy our own, Brother, we are told, you have rezurned to assist bis companion when be had accom- gle combatants recomineuce. At the approach been preacbing to the white people in this place.

of night, each party gradually retreats to its These people are our neigbbours, we are acquainted Some years ago, a farmer in the lower district of owo city; but before the following dawn the

with them; we will wait a little wbite, and see what * Anandale, took it into his head ro rob a wild duck of combat is renewed with redoubled fury, and oc efficet your prenching has upon them. If we find it Teggs, and to place them under one of his tame eupies a greater extent of ground. These daily

does them good, makes them honest, and less dis-- cks that was sitting at the same time. The young 6ghts continue till violent raios separating the posed to cheat the Jodians, we will then consider - pad, (twelve in number came into the world at the

cumbatants, they forget their quarrel, and peace is period, but one only, continued with her step

again what you have said. - Brother, you have now restored. ime. This singular bird never perfectly acquired the

had an auswer to your talk, and this is all we have abits or dispositions of her sisterhood; she never

to say at preseut. As we are going to part, we will could submit to the embraces of a tame drake; and

TO THE EDITOR.

come and take you by the hand; and hope the Great ery spring she left the farm yard, and proceeded :0

Spirit will protect you on your journey, and return -evilds in quest of a mate. She seemed to have a

you safe to your friends. . alicious pleasure in leading her lovers into a snare;| If you think the following very logical speech, deli

was at great pains to draw them into such situa-vered by (what some term) an uncivilized Indian, to a • Hewitt's Letters to his Friends, from the Unitect us as admitced of their being easily shot.

Missionary, from the Missionary Society at Boston, States. She always hatched her young in a peat-moss at some

| Massachusetts (extracted from an interesting little work Stance from the house, but never failed to bring them the farm yard as soon as they were able to follow recently published") will come within the limits of the

Correspondence. 1. When the duck was about four years old, the Kaleidoscope, your inserting them will oblige, ener of the duck was visited by a kiosman from Fife,

A CONSTANT READER. 210 was so much taken up with her that he begged

To the Editor of the Kaleidoscope.--I would wish to rand obtained her as a present. She was put into a

inquire from any of your correspondents, why St. Pege, and by him conveyed to his house near Kinross. te was kept in confinement for a night and a day; 1“ Friend and Brother- This council fire was kin

ter's clocks are so often altered; it is a great annoyance

to many persons, who by them regulate their watches. hea seeming perfectly contented, she was let out into dled by you; it was at your request that we came I observe that they were altered sometime yesterday e Jard: she set about adjusting herself for some together at this time; we have listened attentively (Sunday) or before nine o'clock this morning. Now, ne, then suddenly took wing, and in the course of a to what you said; you request us to speak our minds as our parish clerk professes to be a clock-maker (conse2 hours, was among her old companions in Annan: freely; ibis gives us great joy, for we now consider I quently a clock repairer) I think he might as well be de. She was a second time conveyed to Fire, and that we stand upright before you, and can speak clerk to the clocks (but without a salary) as well as to + wings clipped.

what we think; all have heard your voice, and

nd the church. But the least he can do, holding the situShe continued perfectly happy to appearance till her thers grew, when she again bade Ber new friends all speak to you now as one man : our minds are lation he does, is to turn your correspondent. | agreed.-Brother, you say you want an answer to

AUTOMATON. ewell. She was shot in the neighbourhood of Big.agreed.-Brother, you say you want an answer to

St. Peter's Church clock is never altered more than ho communicated the circum- your talk, before you leave this place. It is right five minutes, but very often. The Exchange clock, ose to the owner, with the collar which was found you should have one, as you are at a great distance before repaired, was also accustomed to be altered, but Out her neck, with his name and place of abode. from home, and we do not wish to detain you. But not so frequently.

Ished bis object.

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