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TO THE EDITOR.
TO THE EDITOR.
| play of Pizarro; his delineation of that character stamped
him as the successful aspirant to public same; and we
SIR-It gives me ipfinite pleasure in having to find from the bills that he will repeat that interesting SIR, You will, doubtless, be much surprised to re- acknowledge the favour of a reply relative to ad
representation on Wednesday evening, for the last time ceive a communication from so distant a quarter as this Amateur Performance, for tbe beuefit of the Public date presents; and perhaps not a little flattered, when I Charities; as from the signature I am inclined to
on these boards. inform you, that you are an universal favourite among believe it could not possibly have fallen into beller a large family-party of us, not excepting even the ladies, I hanıls: and I beg to submit to J. H. P. that he who sound your praises in a very open and unrestrained take the trouble in forining a committee, to solicit
Literary Trifling, manner. By the diligence of a cousin in Chester, we get your Kaleidoscope every week, and are all very much
Ithe inanagers for the use of the Theatre Royal, for amused and delighted with the agreeable dish of all an early evening after the close of the present sea
TO THE EDITOR. sorts it constantly presents. Cousin Frank, who is the son; as until their consent be obtained, it is almost constellation of our little hemisphere, reads it aloud, in unnecessary saying more on the subject. For my SIR, If you think the undermentioned worthy of a his best manner, with appropriate action and commen- own part, nothing would give me greater satisfaction place in your Kalcidoscope, perhaps some of you tations, to a listening audience : and we were all most thau to hear of its success,
readers may be able to unravel the meaning of it: unanimous and coincident on the merits of the paper
Yuur obliged servant,
“There was a marriage solemnized on the good! and its contents, when an unexpected question has en- Lirerpool. Nov 10. 1820.
J. P. November, 1809, in the parish church of Crosthrer, tirely divided our opinions, and effected a complete
near Kerswick, at which were present two brothers, th= schism in the federal league of approbation we had
sisters, two cousins, three husbands, three wires, four hitherto most religiously observed : this is nothing
TO THE EDITOR.
fathers, three mothers, four sons, four daughters, twi more or less than a desire to know what kind of a man
uncles, two aunts, two nephews, two nieces, and get the it is who gives us so much amusement; and the clash- SIR,-Having seen a remark in one of the late num- party consisted of no more than six persons." ing of opinions on this extraordinary inquisition has oc-bers of your interesting miscellany respecting an amateur casioned a very serious feud between the respective elders play, I should consider it a great favour, if you could
RAYMOND. of this house. My father, who is generally content inform me, through the medium of the Kaleidoscope, with your first page, and was wonderfully taken with how a youth may be introduced among the company “ The siege of Lathome-house," affirms you to be a rum
To Correspondents. forming the dramatis personce, so as to be enabled to un. old fellow, with a phiz inclined to the saturnine, a brutus | dertake some conspicuous character. I am but young, wig, brown coat, ivory-headed cane, and large silver shoe- and am afraid I should not meet with much success; but | LATHOM HALL.-We have suspended the siege of La buckles : my maiden aunt (au contraire) who, though as there is nothing like trying, I should like to make the thom House for a week, in order to obtain lime fer on the autumnal side of her “grand climacteric," is experiment. The characters I should most like would parley with the correspondent to whom we are obliz still fond of poetry, and anxious to secure lovers, draws be Laertes, in Hamlet; Wilford, in the Iron Chest; for a narrative which has proved gratifying to the true you as an elderly youth, with a soft black eye, pensive or Richmond, in Richard III.
jority of our readers. Owing to the MS. not harian cast of countenance, very sentimental, and rather in
been paged, but numbered in sheets, we do not clined to be bilious: while my little madcap sister, a re
quite confident that we have it entire and consecutare gular disciple of Democritus, and in love with every
To the Editor of the Kaleidoscope.-Permit me to point There appears to be something missing between Na thing in the way of fun and humour, fancies she out the dangerous state of the hole dug at the top of
and No. 6. 'The narrative appears, however, to be un sees enough of her own way of thinking in some of your Bold-street, which has long been a disgrace to that
interrupted; and as the figure 6, in the MS., is soune! risible paragraphs, to designate you as a little, round, street ; and unless the owner means to proceed to build,
across with a pen, we are inclined to think that they fat, oily man," with a face bursting with fun, and exought, in my opinion, to be filled up. A poor man,
writer intended to substitute the figure 5, but ominars pressive only of broad good humour and easy good na. some time ago, fell into it in the dark, and was obliged
to do so. If, however, our correspondent distinctly ture : so far our triumvirate of speculative physiogno. I to be carried to the infirmary, to be cured of the bruises
recollects forwarding a sheet marked 5, our only come muists: they indeed are the hottest in the controversy : he received, and I had well nigh shared the same fate a
clusion is, that it must have been mislaid. The M&D my mother, good soul, being too anxious to preserve few nights since.
sheet, which is marked with No. 6, erased with the her character, rather as a mediatrix between the parties
AN INHABITANT OF BOLD-STREET. pen, commences thus “ The house, though wala than an opponent in the question ; still her efforts
13th November, 1820.
fenced against the shot of the cannon, has much is go but litile way in calming the occasional tempests
ward building of wood," &cIf we do not hear from the subject occasions. My aunt Bridget, whose ori.
our correspondent we shall proceed with the MS. mer ginal sweetness of temper, disappointments in love,
week, and reserve the notice of any errata unil toe and increasing years have soured, quite lost the
conclusion of the whole. The packet containing bet aforesaid temper in a dispute with my father ; in the
On Monday evening, Mr. Vandenhoff, so long a dis
notes (1, 2, 3,) has been received. course of which, the worthy old gentleman, doubtlessly
tinguished ornament of the Liverpool stage, cook his intent upon suiting the action to the word, broke his farewell benefit at our theatre, and was honoured by
| BAGATELLES.-During the Christmas holidays it is our best spectacles by a bang on the table, while discussing one of the most brilliant audiences of the season. Af.
intention to devote a portion of the Kaleidoscope to the nature of your eyes, while the venerable lady in the ter playing Coriolanus with his wonted energy and
such subjects as that recommended by A READES, overboilings of her passion popped a cup of scalding tea effect, he sustained the part of Lord Henry, in the
for present insertion. Amongst others, the artis upon the back of poor Grimalkin, who, reckless of the arpleasing interlude of Personation, with considerable
alluded to shall have a place. gument, was very composedly washing her face before
eclat. At the end of the interlude he advanced to the the fire (which untoward circumstance, did not at all front of the stage, amidst loud and enthusiastic cheers
CHESS.-A FRIEND is informed, that we have, in se contribute towards a restoration of harmony.) To prevent
from all parts of the house, and delivered with great siderable degree, exhausted our collection of culata a recurrence of these hostilities, I have, with cousin feeling the following speech :
situations in Chess, having given 61. We do not a Frank's advice, taken the liberty of addressing you, in
to abandon the subject; and if any of the works in the hopes of either seeing your bust and features neatly “LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
possession supply us with any further good specimen executed, on the first page of your future Kaleidoscopes,
“I should be gullty of a great omission of duty we shall not fail to avail ourselves of them. à la Blackwood ; or, if the expedient does not hit your were I to leave the theatre this evening, without offer. fancy, to imitate your prototypes, the Guardian, Specta
| ing to my friends my grateful acknowledgements of | If we fail to pay our individual respects to our commi tor, &c. &c. and give us, by the earliest opportunity, the many favours I have experienced at their hands, I pondents this week, we must entreat their par a minute description of your person, manner, and usual | since first I had the honour of appeariog on this stage. the score of an extraordinary press of public business habiliments ; if both these are revolting to your mo- « My professional duties, as a member of the Li. We shall endeavour to make the amende honorable desty, for heaven's sake send us a private line on verpool Theatre, are now drawing to a close ; but if,
week. the subject, as really there is no comfort in a house l in the tide in which I am embarking, it should prove where petty 'war rages so hotly and so uncontrol.
that I have taken it at the flood which leads to fortune, ably, and where nothing but a decided blow can have haply some current in the voyage of my life, may bring
Printed, published, and sold any chance of procuring an effective armistice ; for my lag again the venturer to your shores. Yet, . .
BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. own part, I have adopted the wisest plan; and, by remaining neutral, have escaped many a home thrust; my • Since the affairs of men rest still uncertain,'
Liverpool Mercury Office. plan is, on an application being made to my judgment, for one tbing only can I answer. Wbateves may be !
Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Me to smile and look very wise, which has hitherto answered my fate, propitious or adverse, the favour and kind
Evans, Chcgwin and Hall, Castle-street; ME..! the desired end. With the greatest impatience then I uess conferred on me by the Liverpool audience, I
Smith, Paradise-street: Mr. Warbrick, Pubs shall await the success of this application; despairing shall ever cherish with a proud and grateful recollec
Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, Newstusa till that period of seeing a smile again dilate my fation.
Dale-street ; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street ; and
“ Ladies and Gentlemen, permit me respecifully tier's November face, or one redundant wrinkle chased
John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready moncy from my aunt Bridget's mahogany brow. to bid you good night."
London, Sherwood and Co. Warrington, Mr. Harrison With the greatest respect,
Dublin, J. K. Johnston & Co. Preston, Mr. White, To the above notice of Mr. Vandenhoff we will add,
Manchester, Mrs. Richardson. Stoke. Mr. Tomkinson. I am, Sir, that his performance of Coriolanus was the best, far the Stockport, Mr. Dawson.
Hanley, Mr. Allbut
Leeds, Mr. Dewhirst.
Bolton, Mr. Kell.
Hull, Mr. Perkins. Oakland-hall, near Shrewsbury.
made his first appearance here, as Rolla, in the splendid Lancaster, Mr. Bentham
Wigan, Messrs. Lyon.
| tance for fear of the madmen in the castle. the enemy so diseased and beaten both in
One thing may not here be omitted: that jest and earnest, many of them quit their day wherein our men gave Rigby that charge: the rest cryed out for pay, ready to shamefull defeat, had he destined for the take any occasion to leave the plunder of execution of his utmost cruelty, he had | Lathome-house to others. invited as 'tis now generally confessed, all] Colonell Rigby perceiving them ready his friends, the holy abeltors of his mis- to crumble into mutinies, endeavoured lo chief, to come see the house yielded or cement their breaches, with some small
burnt, he having purposed to play his pittance of their pay, declaring it had cost A BRIEF JOURNAL
mortar-piece with fire-balls and granadoes him £2000 of his own moneys in the siege, OF THE
all afternoon. But her Ladyship, before who was never known to be worth one, till Biege against Lathom House. two o'clock, his own time, gave him a very he became a public robber by law. But E (TRE FIGURES REFER TO THE NOTES).
scurvy satisfying answer : so that his they must remember he had been a law
friends came opportunely to comfort him, yer, and a bad one. All this cheap talk (Continued from our last.)
who was sick of shame and dishonour, to would not keep his souldiers from defee* The house, though well fenced against be routed by a Lady and a handfull of men. tion, many ran away, one whereof escaped - the shot of the cannon; has much inward | After this he was hopeless of gaining the from the enemies work, at mid-day came
building of wood, an antient and weak fa- house by any other means but starving us to us, from whom we received this intellibrick, with which many men's lives was out, or withdrawing the water, which our gence. Our men not judging it safe to bakedly exposed to the perier, and by this Captains perceiving, presently sink an eye trust a fugitive enemy,would not yet venture
days action preserved; of which in respect to meet 'em in their works, if they should upon another sally, imagining some trea. i of all other occurrences in the seige, we discover any mines to blow the tower orchery might have been weaved in all these
may say what Livy speaks of the battle of walls; in which we had diligent observers plain webbs, and covered by the artifice of Nola. It was the greatest and most fortu- to hearken to any noise from their trench, this strange convert. But Rigby hearing bate exploit-ingens eo die res, ac nescio, that accordingly our men inight direct their tell of his renegado, presently smelt, a on marima illo bello gesta sit. (Liv. lib. counter-mine.
plott, and every day and night doubled his + 23, 16.)
From this time to the 25th of May, we guards. His men, wearied out with extraHer Ladyship, though not overcarried had a continued calm, Mr. Rigbys spirit* ordinary duty, and himself perplexed with - with any light expression of joy, yet religi- being laid within our own circle, so that fears and jealousies, was forced to call down
ously sensible of so great a blessing, and we were scarce sensible of a siege, but Colonel Holland from Manchester, with his desirous, according to her pious disposition, only by the restraint of our liberty. But regiment, to his assistance. About this to return her acknowlegements to the right now our men continually vexed their quiet, time we discovered a cessation of their mine
author, God alone, presently commands her either by the excursions of a few in the works, the abundance of rain so slackening - Chaplains to a publick thanksgiving. Circa night, or by frequent alarums, which the and toosing the earth, that their trench all
Alesiam (vero) tantæ res gestae, quantes Captains gave the souldiers leave to invent fell in, with the death of three of their miaudere vix hominis, perficere (poene) nullius for their recreation ; sometimes in spite ofners. nisi Dei, fuerit. (Paterculus, Lib. 2. cap. 47) their perdues, they would steal a cord On Thursday, May 23, Captn. Edward The enemy so terrified with this defeat, about some tree, near the enemys work, Mosley brought another summons to her durst not venture to their works again till and bringing the end round, would make it Ladyship, from his Colonell, Mr. Holland, midnight; towards morning removing some terrible with many rankes and files of light and Rigby, something fuller than the former, of their cannon; and the next vight steal- matches. Sometimes doggs, and once a it not beseeming Mr. Rigby's greatness to ing away all the rest save one piece, for a forlorn horse handsomely starred with remit ahy thing of his former rigour.) That me morandum. This one escaped nailing, match, being turn'd out of gates, appeared her Ladyship should forthwith yield up her which the Colonells durst not venture on in the dark like young constellations. But house, her arms, and goods, all her servants, own mount, but planted at a vast dis
• The Mortar-piece.. Edit.
her own person and children into their hands,
count, bulls durst escaped one for alfom
A VIEW OF THE GARRISON, THEIR
to be submitted to the mercy of the Parlia. | and others, who kept the pass at Stopford, Crane, which will give honour to his High. ment. Which being read, her Ladyship the second key of the country,) stole away ness, and glory to the action, so long as! smiled, and with a troubled passion chal. betwixt twelve and one a clock in the night there is one branch of that princely family lenged the Captain with a mistake in the The next day Rigby drew up his compa- which his Highness that day preserved. paper. “Mercy instead of cruelty.” “No,” nies, and what fresh supplies he could raise, says he, “the mercy of Parliament;" when in all about 3000, (Mr. Holland being re. her Ladyship quickly and composedly re- treated to Manchester, and Moore to Li.
STRENGTH AND DISCIPLINE. plied, “ The mercies of the wicked are verpool,) into Eccleston Green, six miles gruell. Not that I mean,” says she “a from Lathome, standing there in great sus
Her Ladyship commanded in chief, whose wicked Parliament, of which body I have pence which way to turn. At last imagin
first care was the service of God, which, 17 an honourable and reverend esteem, buting the Prince would march either through
in sermons and solemn prayer, she duly u wicked factors and agents, such as Moor Blakeburne or Lancaster, for the relief of
executed. Four times a day was she com.. and Rigby, which, for the advantage of their York, he intends not to come in his way,
monly present in publiek prayer, attended own interests, labour te turn kingdomes but diverts to Bolton, formerly a garrrison,
with two little children, the Lady Mary (34) into blood and ruine. That unless they and still fortified. In this town the Prince
and the Lady Katherine, for piety and treated with her Lord, they should never intended to take up his quarters, being tru
sweetness, truly the children of so princelyhave her, nor any of her friends, alive," ly certified by his scouts that it was with
a mother; and, if daringness in the time of which the souldiers seconded with a generall out enemy; but, being happily prevented
danger may add any thing to their age and acclamation.
vertues, let them have the testimony, that by Rigby, and some auxiliaries from ColoThe Captain finding her still resolute in nell Shuttleworth, to the number of 4 or
though truly apprehensive of the enemies, her first intention, in his discourse with 5000 in all, his Highness on Tuesday drew
malice, they were never startled with any her Ladyship and four others, gave a tacit up his army before the town, as truly happy
appearance of danger. intimation (belike not without instructions of the occasion to fight with the merciless
HER CAPTAINS. (35.) from the Colonells,) that her Ladyship besiegers of a Princess in misery; and forthmight now have her own first conditions with with all gallantry and resolution, led Captain Henry Ogle, Capt. Clusnall, Cape to quit the house : but she returned the up his men to an assault. (32.)
Edward Rawstorne, Capt. W. Farmer, Cape Captain with the first answer, that she The Earl of Derby, desirous to be one of tain Molineux Radcliffe, Captain Richard ** would never treat without commands of her the first avengers of the barbarousness and Fox, assisted in their consultations by W . Lord.
cruelty expressed to his lady, with a part of liam Farrington, of Wearden, Esq., when The same night one of our spies, sent out the Princes horse, charged a troop of the for executing the commission of arras, and for news, approached the enemies works, enemy, which* (had) issued out of the attending her Ladyship in her troubles, had and taking the opportunity of a single cen- town to disorder and vex our foot in the suffered the seizure of all his personal
try, pistolled him, and entered the house assault. These ( were) checked to the very estate, and the sequestration of his lands , with intelligence from his Lordship, that his walls, where he slew the cornett, and, with The SOULDIERS were 300; proportioned
Highness, Prince Rupert (30) was in Che- his own hand took the colour, the first en- to every Captain his number. Their duty shire, on his march for her Ladyships relief; sign taken that day, which he took to his was every second night, 150 upor this which gave us joyfull occasion to praise Highness. At first pass into the town, watch, excepting sixteen select marksmes ; God for our preservation, and to pray for closely following the foot in their enterance, out of the whole, which all the day best the Princes happy and victorious approach. his Lordship met with Captain Bootle, (33) the towers. 24th and 25th (May) Friday and Saturday, formerly one of his own servants, and the The Sallies were by lotts ; the Capta:3 were passed over in a hopefull ignorance, most virulent enemy against his Lady in the drawn by her Ladyship chose their lies for whilst we knew nothing, we had good siege, him he did the honour of too brave a tenants. Without the walls is a deep ditch cause to hope well, it being the custom of death, to dye by his Lords hand, with some fenced on each bank with strong pallisado the enemy to storm us with the most hide- other of his good countrymen, that had Upon the walls nine towers, convenients ous tales from their trenches, when they had three months thirsted for his Ladies and flanking each other. Within the walls at the least foundation for a lye. 26th - On his children's blood. The Prince that day lyned with earth and sodds, two yards thick Sunday night, our centries discovered in not only relieved, but revenged the most by the industry of the souldiers in the the enemy, by the thinness of their relief; noble Lady his cousin, leaving 1600 of her siege. wherefore the Captains agreed to sally out besiegers dead upon the place, and carrying The ORDNANCE, (36) six sacres, in the next morning at three a clock with 200 away 700 prisoners, for a perpetuall memo- sling pieces, upon the walls in every tower men. Captain Ogle and Captain Rawstorne riall of this victory, in a brave expression of one or two murtherers to scour the ditcha were allotted for the action; but they, like his nobleness and gratious respect to her La- Our greatest fears were want of pouces good provident fellows, thrifty of their own dyships sufferings. The next day he pre- which had been suddenly spent had not. Lives, prevented the Captains of this honour; sented her Ladyship with 22 of those co- Captains dispensed it frugally, and pro who hearing of the Princes victorious en-lours, which, three days before, were proudly bited the souldier from waste of shoo trance into the country, (by the defeat of flourished before her house, by the hands Every sally brought us in some new sto Colonel Dukenfield, Mainwairing, Buckley, l of the valiant and truly noble Sir Richard, which the souldiers found in the enemics
which, three da with 22 of those pres which had been cars were wa
relative to cards, borronave bossos (staves
trenches, to encrease our magazine. This | THE ORIGIN OF CARDS. niards have espades (swords) in lieu of pikes, fear made the Captains sparing of their or
which is of similar import: doance and sallies, who would else have About the year 1390, cards were in
390. cards ivere in. By diamonds, are designed the order of prevented their near works. In the whole vented, to divert Charles VI. then King of
f citizens, merchants, and tradesmen, carreux siege we spent but seven barrells, besides France, who was fallen into a melancholy
(square stone tiles or the like.) The Spathat we took from the enemy. In all the disposition.
niards have a coin dineros, which answers to time they gave us no alarums.
it; and the Dutch call the French word
That they were not in use before, appears The PROVISION would have lasted two niel
carreut, stieneen, stones and diamonds, from wo highly probable. Ist. Because no cards
the form. months longer, notwithstanding the soul are to be seen in any paintings, sculpture, diers had always sufficient, whom her Lady
Treste, the trefoil leaf, or clover grass tapestry, &c. more ancient than the precedabip had a care oftentimes to see servea Jing period, but are represented in many
| (corruptly called clubs) alludes to the husherself. We lost but six men in the whole
" bandmen and peasants. How this suit came | works of ingenuity since that age. siege, four in service, and two by their 2dly. No prohibitions relative to cards,
to be called clubs is not explained, unless, own negligence, or overdaringness, appear-by the King's edis
borrowing the game from the Spaniards, | by the King's edicts, are mentioned, aling above the towers.
who have bossos (staves or clubs) instead of though some few years before, a most severe
the trefoil, we gave the Spanish signification A VIEW OF THE ENEMY. one was published, forbidding by name, all
to the French figure. manner of sports and pastimes, in order that
The history of the four Kings, which the Sir Thomas Fairfax commanded in chief, the subjects might exercise themselves in
French in drollery sometimes call the cards, under him (37) Col. Ashton, Colonell Hol- shooting with bows and arrows, and be in
is David, Alexander, Cæsar, and Charles and, Colonell Moore, Colonell Rigby, by a condition to oppose the English. Now it
(which names were then, and still are on the turns, assisting one another. The common is not to be presumed, that so luring a game
| French cards.) These respectable names soaldiers continually in leaguer, betwixt as cards would have have been omitted in
represent the four celebrated Monarchies of 2 and 3000, which divided into tertia's, 7 the enumeration, had they been in use. x 800 watched every third day and night. |
the Jews, Greeks, Romans, and Franks un
3dly. In all the ecclesiastical canons prior | der Charlemagne. [ The ARTILLERY, (38) one demi-can- | to the said time there occurs no mention oft By the Queens are intended Argine, Est
non, one culvering, & mortar-piece, and cards; although twenty years after that her. Judith. and Pallas (names retained in three sacres. date, card playing was interdicted the cler
| the French cards,) typical of birth, piety, Their Work was an open trench, round gy, by a Gallican Synod. About the same
| fortitude, and wisdom, the qualifications.re. the house ; a yard of ditch and a yard of time is found in the account book of the
siding in each person. Argine is an anagram curf, at the distance of 60 or 100 or 200 King's Cofferer, the following charge :
for Regina, queen by descent. yards from the walls.
“ Paid for a pack of painted leaves bought The SCONCES, eight, raised in such places for the King's amusement, three livres."
| By the Knaves were designed the servants
Ito knights (for knave originally meant only 25 might most annoy our men, in the sally, Printing and stamping being then not discobuilt directis lateribus, two yards in ram-vered, the cards were painted, which made
servant; and in an old translation of the piere, and a yard in ditch ; in some places them so dear,
Bible, St. Paul is called the knave of Christ)
Thence, in the above synodi. staked and pallisadoed, to keep off a violent cal canons, they are called pagillæ pictæ, minately used by various orders of persons,
but French pages and valets, now indiscri. issault.
I painted little leaves. Their PIONEERS were first sheltered by
were formerly only allowed to persons of
4thly. About thirty years after this came lauality, esquires (escuiers) shield or arbasketts and hurdles, afterwards by a kind of a severe edict against cards in France; and Lesteudo, a wooden engine, running on another by Emanuel, Duke of Savoy; only
mour bearers. wheels, rooft towards the house with thick permitting the ladies this pastime, pro spinu- I were designed by those cards, because Ho
Others fancy that the knights themselves blanks, and open to the enemy, for liberty lis for pins and needles.
gier and Lahire, two names on the French o cast up darts.
Of their design.--The inventor proposed cards, were famous knights at the time cards They shot 107 cannon, 32 stones, and 4 eranadoes. They spent by confession of
he figures of the four suits, or colours, I were supposed to be invented,
as the French call them, to represent the heir own officers, near 100 barrells of pow
ANECDOTE OF TWO GREAT PERSONAGES. Ser, lost about 500 men, besides 140 maimed and wounded.
By the Cæsars (hearts) are meant the When Erasmus, the great Reformer, visited this coạn
try, it was determined by the friends of each party, that Gens de Chæur, choir men, or ecclesiastics ;) FINIS, us at Chaur, Choi mell, or ecclesiastics ; Sir Thomas Moore and he should meet without knowing
each other; for this purpose both were invited to an ele Die brief journal of the Siege of Lathome and therefore the Spaniards, who certainly
gant entertainment, given by the Lord Mayor of London, House. received the use of cards from the French, at the Guildhall of that city. The two strangers, seated
by each other, soon began to converse in the general have copas or chalices instead of hearts. The Notes will be given in our next..
language of the times (viz. Latin) and almost as soon The nobility, or prime military part of entered into a controversy on religion, the prevailing ERRATA.
theme of that day. Lach, eager partizans, they became the kingdom, are represented by the ends or warm : but Erasmus finding himself hard pushed, and For “Wherein I wounded," read “Wherein I was od points of lances, or pikes, and our ignorance his competitor, exclaiming “Tu es Morus aut nemo.”
having heard of the Chancellor, began to suspect he was ounded;" for “ It was very probable he was,” read points of lances, or pikes, and our ignorance his It is probable he was ;” for “ Mr. Brome,” read of the meaning or resemblance of the figure / “ You must be Moore, or nobody.” To which the other Mr. Broome;" for “ Invasion,” read “ Invason;"
shrewdly answered, “ Et tu es Erasmus, aut diabolus ;" “ Captain Marland,” read “ Captain Markland.” induced us to call them spades, The Spa- " and you must be Erasmus, or the devil."
afterwards by a kind ofl. 9thly. About thirty years after this mome/were forme
Can I forget, Oh! heav'nly light-
Oh! never, never.
Oh! never, never.
Oh! never, never.
Oh! can I ever
No, never, never.
FROM “STANZAS WRITTEN ON A SUMMER's
" I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's
FRENCH VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY.
The following is an extract from a letter written by
M. de Frecynet, commanding his Most Christian MiBut gave a bright hope for the morrow;
jesty's ship Urania. The letter was written at sea, in He glanc'd on the scene with lingering eye,
the passage from the Sandwich Islands to Port Jackson, Like a smile from the visage of sorrow.
and it contains some interesting particulars respecting O beautiful then was a tremulous star,
| his voyage of discovery. That rose like a watch on the ocean ;
« On board the Urania, Nov. 10, 1819 And sweet was the music that came from afar
“My dear M-When, on my departure from Boran On the heavenly wings of devotion :
bon, I did promise to write to you from the several parka Por nature around in her loveliness smiled,
we should put in at, it did not occur to me that I should And the sun had just ceased from his duty, He sank to his rest like an innocent child,
meet with very few opportunities to send you my letter
I therefore only wrote to you once; and this was my Asleep on the bosom of beauty.
arrival at Coupang, on the Island of Timor. Having But the scene is now past yet its splendour remains, then given you all the particulars that related to by To hallow the hour that array'd it;
navigation at that time, I shall make no further mentian To dwell in the heart, and while memory reigns, of it. To bless the pure spirit who made it.
“When we bore off again, our ship was visited by And oh! when I venture on life's downward slope, severe dysentery, owing partly to the unwholesomener May I meet it with joyful emotion,
of the air, and to some of our crew having neglected to Beholding the heavenly vision of hope,
take the necessary precautions recommended in suck Like a star on eternity's ocean.
cases. Several of them were cut off by this cruel diss ease ; among the number was my second lieutenatale
who, after having lingered two months, died a vietin : Literature, Criticism, &c. this malady.
“I explored successively the northern coast of Tiner, TO THE EDITOR.
the Island of Dombay, and a few more before we crossed
the straits of Amboine. I next directed my course 8SIR,—The French query which I lately submitted
wards the Papoux land, where I was to choose one of | 10 the critical examination of your correspondents
my principal stations, agreeably to the physical edaris
tions which I was appointed to make. I gave the pre has, in my opinion, and most probably in yours also,
ours also, ference to the Island of Rawack. I shall not entat been satisfactorily answered. The authorities which all the particulars which my numerous geographiai have been adduced in support of my objection to operations have given rise to in our present voyage, Det the phrase, “Mes très chers père et mère," though about the dangers we encountered by having on sanctioned by sereral professors of the French lan-expectedly found ourselves upon the shelves in the fight guage in this town, must carry conviction to every time, and twice striking upon the corals where there i unprejudiced wind. I was therefore much surprised hardly water enough to bear the ship afloat. But the to see, in the last number of your Kaleidoscope, an
accidents will happen sometimes ; and we may seem attempt to overturn the principles which have been
ourselves very lucky when nothing worse does betalss so fully established. I shall waste peither your
"The Island of Rawack has at the same time de time nor my own, in replying to the absurd, and
for us a source of pleasing information and of TEDEFES
calamities. The greatest part of our crew soon fel Up almost unintelligible observativus of your corres
sad effects of the fever. To complete our misery, solde pondent, W. P. B. for it must be evident to your of us were affected by a scorbutic disease during readers, that he does not cven understand the con- / whole voyage, till we reached the Marianna Felanc struction which he professes to defend.
Our situation was indeed critical, and was the mandi These observations I should oot so much as no. | for our sojourning so long in those islands, wishing pice, had not the writer of them brought forward in wait till our men had recovered the strength they fall their support, the name of an author deservedly lost by these various maladies. entinent in French literature. But so far is the “Every where we touched at, our inquisitive spazio Abbé d'Olivet from countenancing the construction
| led us into every kind of information we could possel! of the disputed phrase, that he does most unequivo
draw from the soil or the inhabitants of these vardas cally condeinn it. I therefore advise your corres
countries; but it was particularly at Guam, at Tiniae, pondent not to obtrude in future bisuomeaning re.
and at the other Marianna Islands that our researchsi
were crowned with success, and where we could reas marks on a subject which lies beyond the reach of
more real knowledge. We every where improved to his conception, nor attempt tu deceive your nume time to the greatest advantage, and though our 11:33? rows readers by absolute falsehoods. Pardon the disasters had greatly reduced our numbers, our severity of these expressions. I should not use has proved so productive that I have been led them concerning any one who had not, by the great that this deficiency would not be perceived ; or i est disiogenuousness, forfeited all claim to literary great encomiums would not only be bestowed on forbearance.
W. good intentions, but even the benefit of them Bukit | Liverpool, November 23, 1820.
undoubtedly, be felt.
Winter, I fear thee not! tho' long I've seen
Thy dread approach-clad in thy mantle grey,
* Ah no! I fear thee not; thou canst not steal My homefelt bliss; thou canst not bid me part With hopes and joys, that cheer and fill my heart,
And kindred ties which teach that heart to feel Safe bosom'd in my lov'd and happy home,
With friendship, books, and music's soulfelt charm
Come, Winter, cast around thy tracts of snow,
See how from high the tranquil lamp of night
Thus the good man in peace resigns his breath.
ur numbers, our laba