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ed by a tempest, and the Griper waited seven forward, until she effected their escape. ,la throw. I lor, who was pursued on a field of ice by a beer.

Ling them before ber, the little creatures are said to when at a cousiderable distance from assistance days for the Hecla at the rendezvous in:

o " have placed themselves across her path, to receive the preserved his life by throwing down an article of Shetland; but the latter suffered so much impulse; and oben projected some yards in advance, clothing, whenever the bear gained opon him, on damage, as to be compelled to steer direct they ran opwards until she overlook them, when which it always suspended the pursuit uotil it has

they alteroately adjusted themselves for a second examioed it, and thus gare bim time to galu sone ly for Leith. They are now both at Dept-brow.

| advance. It this way, by means of bat, jacket, and ford.

Several instances of peculiar sagacity in these a neck-handkerchief, successively cast doun, le animals have been observed.

| progress of the bear was cousiderably retarded, and * “ We hear that a vessel fit for the service A seal, lying on the middle of a large field of ice, the sailor escaped from the daoger that threatesti has already gone into dock, to be made

with a hole just before it, was marked out by a bear him in the refuge afforded bim by the vessel.

for its prey, and secured by the artifice of diving ready for another voyage of discovery next

under the ice, and making its way to the hole by season.”

which the seal was prepared to retreat. The seal,
however, observed its approach, and plunged into

TO THE EDITOR.
the water ; but the bear jostantly sprang upon it,
and appeared about a minute afterwards, with the
seal in its mouth.

| SIR—The following is taken from a Swiss Journal

The captain of one of the whalers being anxious and appears to me well adapted for your Literary “I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's to procure a bear, without wounding the skin, made Mirror; if you think the same, I shall feel obliged stuff." Wotton. trial of the stratagem of laying the poose of a rope

by your inserting it.

TRANSLATOR in the snow, and placing a piece of kreng within it. 'THE GREENLAND BEAR.

A bear, ranging the neighbouring ice, was soon en

ticed to the spot by the smell of burning meat. Hel. In the early part of my life, I once risited bar. (From Captain Scoresby's Arctic Voyages.)

perceived the bait, approached, and seized it in his land, and, during my abode there, took the tippers mouth; but his foot, ar the same moment, by a jerk tunity of seeing the lakes in Westmoreland, har

of the rope beiog entaugled in the noose, he pushed for the resemblance they bear to tbe Swiss Scedes, The Polar, or Greenland Bear, the sovereign of l it off with the adjoiniog paw, and deliberately retired.

beraiely retired. It was in the month of August when we approcke arctic animals, is powerful and courageous; savage After having eaten the piece he carried away with

ce he carried away with the vale of the Grassmere. We bad asceoded the and sagacious; apparently clumsy, yet pot inactive. him, he returned. The noose, with another piece of

e, with another piece of hill wbich overlooks the lake, when the past lie 18 seoses are extremely acute, especially bis sight | krung, being the replaced, he pusbed the rope aside stopped the carriage that we migbi behold ils peus, and smell. As be traverses extensive fields of ice, Land avain walked triumphantly off with the kreog: In acone

nu off with the kreog. To describe my feelings at this moment would he mounts the bummocks and looks around for a third time the goose was laid, but excited to cau.

nid, but excited to cau- impossible. The calm anruffled surface of the met prey; on rearing his head souffing the breeze, hel tion by the evident observation of the bear, the l.

of the bear. tbe which reflected on its unsullied bosom the surrone

cu ren perceives the scent of the decayed whale at an im- sailors buried the rope beneath the snow, and laid

eath the snow. and' laiding scenery, rendered doubly beautiful by the ri

08 SCEN * mense distance. A piece of kreog throwa into a the bait in a deep hole dug in the centre.

The centre.

The hear

The hear riegated tints of the trees in their autombal sit fire draws him to a ship from the distance of miles.'I once more approached, and the sailors were assured | dour, could only be compared to an ingedeen The kreng of the whale, however offensive to others, I of their success. But Bruin, more sagacious than

mind whose every feeling may be traced on the is to him a banquet. He seems to be equally at they expected, after souffiog abuut the place for a

countenance, and the appearance of the village at bome on the ice as on the land. He is found on few moments, scraped the snow away with his pay,

church, with its antique towers, surrounded by a tields of ice, above 200 miles from the shore. Hebrew the rope aside, and again escaped uphurt

majestic pines, and the music of whose bells, calita "čao swim with the velocity of three miles an hour, bis prize.

by a gentle breeze, anuounced tbe celebration di and can accomplish some leagues without much in the month of Jane. 1812, a female bear with rustic wedding, couspired to make the scene er

. He dives to a considerable depth, two cubs approached the ship I commanded, and more lovely and interesting than my native constage though not very frequently.

was shot. The cubs. not attempting to escape, ! In the middle of the lake is seen a beautıfasual - He may be captured in tbe water without much

were taken alive. These animals, though at first romantically formed and well-wouded, on which le danger; but on the ice, he has such powers of re evidently very unbappy, became, at length, in some built a cottage, the residence of a recluse, who hae sistance at command, that the exprriment is hazarıl measure reconciled to their situation, and, being abjured the world, and bolds po intercourse with a ous. Wheo pursued and attacked, he always turos tolerably tame, were allowed uccasionally to go al

tolerably tame, were allowed uccasionally to go at tellow-creatures. He had once moved in the but upon bis enemies. If struck with a lance be is apt large about be deck While the ship was moored circles of society: disappointment ju love, es to seize it in his mouth, and either bite it in two, or

to a Ave, a few days after they were taken, one ingratitude of a false friend, were the cause of wrest it out of the hand. If shot with a ball, unless of them. having a rope fastened round bis deck, le

remment. he is struck in the bead, the heart, or in the shoul. was thrown overboard. It immediately swamo, me

was thrown overboard. It immediately swam to the At the head of the lake stands Helm Crage, kto der, be is enraged ratber than depressed, and falls ice, got upon it and attempted to escape.. Finding

+ and attempted to escape. Finding ling its majestic head above the neighbouring site with increased power upon his porsuers.-- When itself, bowever, detained by the rope, it endeavoured tains. It is formed of one solid rock, audama sbot at a distance, 'aud able to escape, be has been to disengage itself in the following ingenious way: an appearance of judescribable wildpess. Af observed to retire to the sbelter of a hummock, and, near the edge of tbe Aoe was a crack in the ice, of a !!!

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ie the remains of as if conscious of the styptical effect of cold, apply considerable length, but only 18 inches or 2 reet

considerable length but only 18 ioches or 2 feet King of Cumberland. He is buried under an snow with his paws to the wound.

| wine, and 3 or 4 feet deep. To this spot the bear mieuse pile of stones, which were placed above and Though possessed of courage and great means of

ourage and great means of returned ; and when on crossing the chasm, the bight | afier the battle, as bis rude monument. Several defence, be always, unless urged by hunger, retreats

gen py hunger, retreats of the rope fell into it, he placed himself across the rique swords and armour, similar to those used * before meo. His general walk is slow and delibe opening then suspending himself by bis bind feet, the Romans, have been discovered here. Han rate ; but when impelled by danger or hunger, he mith a leg on each side. be dropt the most part of Cragg is the seat of many a legendary story. proceeds by a galloping step; and upon ice, can bis body into the chasm. and with a foot applied on one of its most remote caverns, there is a rade od · easily outrun any man.

eacb side of the deck, attempted for some minutes raised to the memory of two brothers, who unterlas Bears, though they have been knowo to eat one to push the rope over his head. Finding this scheme pately perished there. Their death was most le 800

affectionate to their young.lineffectual be removed to the main ice, and running table. One of them was attached to ao interest The female, which has generally two at a birth, de with great impetuosity from the ship, gave a remark girl in one of the neighbouring valleys, apr, 10 fends them with such zeal, and watches over them able pull on the rope, then, going back a few steps, visits to her, was in the babit of crossing this se with such anxiety, that she sometimes falls a sacri- he repeated his jerk. At lengib, after repeated at.

pendous mountain. He was overtaken by a fice to her maternal attachment. A pleasing and tempis to escape this way, every failure of

which is bere very frequent, and in descending on . very extraordinary instance of sagacity in a mother announced by a significant growl, he yielded to his almost perpendicular cliffs, was precipitated beten bear was related to me by a credible and well in- hard pecessity, and lay down on the ice in angry and long, and literally dashed to pieces. He was formed person, who accompanied me in several voy sullen silence.

covered by his brother after seven day, searcb, . ages to the whale fisheries in the capacity of sure A bear which was attacked by a boat's crew, in | by bis side stood bis faithful dog--His brol geoo. This bear, with two cubs under its protection, the Spitsbergen sea, made such a formidible resist. grief was too great to bear. He pined aod was pursued across a field of ice, by a party of eace, that it was enabled to climb the side of the The dog did not loug survive them. On the armed sailors. At first she seemed to urge the boat, and take possession of it, while the intimidated

of it while the intimidated) which fronts this cavern, in rude letters, is engren young ones to an increase of speed by running be-crew Aed for safety to the water, supportiog them- the word "Frienasbip." fore them, turning round and manifesting, by a selves by the gun wale and rings of the boat, until by Such a combination of interesting e peculiar action and voice, her anxiety for their pro. the assistance of another party from the sbip, it was are recorded of this valley, made an impression gress; but finding their pursuers gaining upon them, I shot as it sat ionofensively on the stern. And with re. my mind never to be effaced. The semeno she carried, or pusbed, or pitched them alternately gard to Darrow escapes, I shall only add, that a saia / will ever give me pleasure. Adieu,

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DESCRIPTION OF BILSTON.
ance are, upon the whole, greater than attach to

QUAKERS.
any of the characters of Shakspeare; ang among

Among no class in our country are fewer instances W. Written by a friend of the correspondent, at whose them inay be enumerated the violent and irrational request it is inserted.) alterative of the original, whicb thwarts Shaks

of extreme poverty and distress to be found than peare's play in almost all its essential pu' poses, kers."

| among those persons denominated. “ Friends, or Qua

Scarcely do we recollect among these social which obstruct bis plot, and deaden the influeljee communities one instance of that absolute indolence 2. Surely the curse of the Almighty is upon the land!

of his magic poetry. Mr. Vandenbuff, though bois which demoralizes the individual, and produces such y to some modern Job must have incited the cupidity of

part suffers from the causes which are here men- | kiftesen fur portal enemy, and the eternal Deity have given

| distress in his family, as not unfrequently renders life a loved, had less of the ioterpolated trash to repeat burden to its members. If we look for the reasons why bave to visit bun with fire and smoke, and wake

i ban giost of the characters. This was most forto this class of persons are generally in better circumstan. 13 la paradise a desert. edhe 4 Like the burning imountain of the Persian poet,

baie fur bim, as bis taste is more effectually excit ces than others of their fellow-citizens, we shall find ed, in proportion to the strength and beanty of the

them in their persevering industry, and that spirit of suullis fire. The bills blaze in countless volcances, lauguage. It is to the credit of his understanding

economy which discourages from extravagant and luxu. a nd the valleys vomit fire and fame. It is the that be tailed in the substituted rapt, and that be

rious living. To the former, in particular, may be atValley of the Shadow of Deatb" realised. All is

tributed their success as merchants, mechanics, and farwas quite successful in all the lofty passages of the euse, tarbid, and sombre,

mers. Industry, in every calling or profession, is requiullgival. His voice is of a defective character, both site to advancement. With the importance of this moral The rays of the sun scarce penetrate the mantle

is to strength and depth of tone. Its gevich

If the great size virtue the Quakers are early impressed in youth; it il vapours which overspreads the earth. tabela

of the theatre be taken into consideration, it will makes a part of their education, and becomes in life Warmth is spent upon the clouded atmosphere, and

not be imputed to bim as a fault, that in most of habitual. It is earnestly to be wished that we could see ucapkes it comes over us in gusts, like the peot-up blasts of

ide level passages he failed to impart the fullest | their industry and economy in every domestic circle. le Beste furusce. We jubale a poisonous gas; the lungs | effect of wbich they are capable. He was decidedly

Then would much of that pecuniary distress, in which are distended; breathing is difficult; the skin be |xcellent, however, in those which result from the

many are involved, disappear from among us, by the ones parcbed; hectic overspreads the frame; and more dire aud heartfelt emotions, His first bursts

absence of one of its greatest causes. ecline, consumption, and asthina are the recruiting y la ficers of Death, wbuse banners are spread abroad, | of rage were full of deep pathos, and his curses on

The late Mrs. Jasper Leigh Goodwin, of Hoddesdon, But

· Goneril were delivered with a frankness of baffled l in Hertfordshire, lately left by will the following sums to id carry off thousands and tens of thousands

undignation terribly natural. His irrepressible grief | the undermentioned benevolent institutions: With pight come thicker horrors. That which

, . Fit - day was smoke, is tben a cloud of fire. To look bruke forth iu irregular volleys of groans and shat.

To the Clergy Orphan Society ....................£500 Tugas

lered articulation, which fell upon the feelings of puod and see nought but fires upon fires, is 10

To the Bristol Infirmary........................... 500 me. Wewe hek the miod's recollection to the visitation of God

the audience, without waiting for the sanction of To the Asylum for Deaf & Dumb, Kent-road, 300 lake, opon the lands of Sudom and Gomorrah; while

their judgments. He was premature in the full To the Asylum for Indigent Blind, London, 300 BED&T on the very blaze around flashes the conviction,

display of mental agony, as some of the effect should To the Asylum for Indigent Blind, Bristol... 300 sa !3 fat this too is a land of sio and iniquity.

have been reserved for the distress wbicb precedes To the College for Clergyman's Widows, Blm. 500 arable

To the Stranger's Friend Society, Bristol...... 200 to venture within these regions of the damned ; !

The conclusion. His voice wants more modulation;

it was too much convulsed and broken in the stormy 10 kiero Do I listen to the reverberations and sullen biss of the

To the Asylum for Poor Orphan Girls, Bristol 200

To the Marine Hospital, London ................. 500 jably team boilers; the monotonous fall of the hammer, I passages, and too weak and indifferent in the calm

Mendicity Society, London...................... es is the and the low crackliog of the iron ore; to bear the

ones. Some of his delivery in both instances was poppare: "Eguage of imprecations of the cylops of the place;

powerful. The address to the elements, and the mad
conversation with Edgar, may be specified as ex- | Nathan Whitehead, aged 105; he retained his faculties

On Sunday last, in Lambrigg, near this town, Mr pp. EFT I tread upon the burning land wbicb blazes under

amples, His deportment was in strict cooforinity till within a few hours of his dissolution, and always, Uppearance feet; to pass the Aaming mouths of the furnaces, jos u bere streams of fire rush, like falleo spirits, from

with the character throughout, and his figure and took a part in the reaping-field, except the present har. music et seir prison-house to expand in air, and visit once appea

appearance were sufficiently regal and imposing. vest.-Kendal Chronicle, October 7. Bered train the scene of their inortal probation and eternal

on the wh te få till: to view all this with a pathy or indifference;

effort, abounding in proofs of sound judgment and A curious wager for £5, has recently been decided atbac suffer these impressious to escape unrecorded on

| a refined taste, the few drawbacks upon it being the at Mr. Scott's, the Six-bells, Dove-court, Lombard. e is wone mind, were to confess a soul alive only to self.

ť result of accident or negligence, and by no means street. A baker undertook to stand upon one leg for se

three successive hours, without either resting it on the sterest and gratification, but dead to every sense

attributable to defective sense or accomplishments. bit of

ground, or reclining against the other leg. He perwhat is beautiful and harmonious in nature. He was enthusiastically applauded throughout. At

formed the arduous task with apparent ease, and next Jis a

The falling of the curtain Mr. C. Kemble came for. Maskind are but murderers; they have murdered

day was able to pursue his usual occupation. About PECE Dhe beautiful ideal of Nature, and her bowels strew ward to announce the performance for Monday |

| £5 more was collected for him. LiPod the fand, while the vultures of gain glut their wight, but the audience drowned bis voice wiib BEL Oravings after her bidden stores, to furnish keener cries of “Vandeuhoff!". The latter gentleman came

That rare and interesting mineral, the native hydrate Rts for destroying, and accumulated means for forward arter a few minu or forward after a few minutes had elapsed; the greater

magnesia, which has been found only at Hoboken, in part of the pit rose, and standing on the seals New Jersey, had recently been discovered by Dr. Hibpå blotraction.

Would they but see how this deep diving after saluted hin with acclainations, waving their bais bert in the island of Shetland.

ross entails misery, ruin, and destruction on the and handkerchiefs. Silence being reslored, he anwas buman race: would they but see how man becomes Hounced King Lear for repetition, and retired be poto memoralized; how his frame allers, till he is scarce amidst the same tumultuous approbation with

Correspondence. is being buwan; how bis mind gets callous to every impres

| which he bad been received. GPR szon of religion, seeking no bigher rationality than , curses and imprecations, but lies buried under a * The London critics will find themselves mistaken

TO THE EDITOR. bass of corruption, like the ore he seeks, darkling, on this point. war ils native mines: Ob! would they but see all set

SIR - In reply to your correspondent C. R* Then this, they would for ever stop the mouths of their

I beg to observe, with regard to bis first question' careras, which, like the Hell of Daute, chould have,

Miscellanies.

that people, having lost anything, will look in places in the written at their entrauces, “ Whoso entereth bere,

where they bave no idea of finding it, (after having i abandoneth hope."

EXTRAORDINARY VISIT OF A HORSE TO THE looked in places where they bad any an idea it might
KITCHEN OF A VETERINARY SURGEON.

be,) but if they gave themselves time for reflection,

they might be sure that the lust article could not Brama.

Recently, a horse in harness, just returned from the possibly be there. The second question is of a more

country, started from the door of its owner, Mr. Roofe, coniplex nature, and admits of being taken in dif. * MR. VANDENHOFF'S FIRST APPEARANCE of Colchester, at full speed, up the High-street, passing ferent ways. First, if a person goes to seek a thing

the Angel, towards the top of the town. When near (as expressed in the question), we must, suppose IN LONDON.

Mr. Wallis's, it got upon the flat pavement, upset an that he is not sure of finding it, and, therefore,

apple stall, and dashed the gig to atoms against the cannot properly be said to go for it: but if a

the portico of the New Corn Exchange; continued its career thing is left at any certain place, where he has no. will Lollowing article, which is copied from the Globe of |

in the c he of with the shafts along the portico, crossed the top of lan the 11th inst. North-hill, in a straight line, and came against the

thing to do but go and receive it, then he certainly door of Mr. Baker, veterinary surgeon, which flew

I goes for the article, and not to seek it, there being · At Covent Garden on Saturday night was pre. open, and, in a moment, the horse, shafts and all,

U. no doubt as to where the article may be found. septert the tragedy of King Lear, in order to intr went down the passage into the kitchen, to the great! Thus, the difference between going for a thing, and cuce Mr. Vandenhoff, a gentleman of great pro-alarm of Mr. Baker's family. Fortunately no one was going to seek a thing is, that one is a certainty, and Vibc:al fame in his profession, to a London audi- hurt. A boy was thrown down, but received no injury. the other an uncertainty.

Yours, &c. 1 buce. The difficultiis attending such a perform Chelmsford Chronicle..

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COKE.

ibusiasm of soul, which carries away, as a torrent, 'demanded to see the lad. The cook, for such you the

both the poet and bis reader. His reasoning is calma, occupation of this terrific monster, then held him up he TO THE EDITOR.

eloquent, and convincing, rather than noisy and his feet. He appeared to be about fourteen years of a

overpowering; and his ideas flow in smootb, rather | and was about half roasted. Mr. Leigh retumed to im! SIR-Io a letter from your correspondent OB-liha thao rapid succession. Habitually of a melaocboly

village, where he found several hundreds of the natives SERVER, about the Coke at the Liverpool Gass- I dis po

seated in a circle, with a quantity of coomery (a sort of disposition, tbis temperament pervades the whole of works, another important consideration occurs to

sweet potatoe) before them, and waiting for the roasted his poetry; of which, when you have read a few body of the youth. hin, which he wishes may be added in a

In this company were shown to pages, you become acquainted, intimately acquaint. him the parents of the child, expecting to share in die - POSTSCRIPT.

ed, with the author, who introduces you to himself | horrid feast. After reasoning with them for about half The Coke is bought at the Gass-works by poor in the most pleasing maover; unfolds the feelings | an hour on the inhumanity and wickedness of their me. people, who get it at a cheaper rate, and as a sub that animate, and the troubles that distress him ; duct, he prevailed upon them to give up the boy to k atitute for coal: aod amongst the various ways of and long before you have perused the volume, you | interred, and thus prevented them from consummating conveying it home, the method above described is become not merely the reader of his poetry, but the

the most cruel, unnatural, and diabolical act of which

human nature is capable. one adopted. Another danger arising from the use coofidential friend of Cowper. His style is smooth of the coke, which these pour people and all persons and copious, without that fire and animatioo, which should be acquainted with, is, that unless the room is now so much admired, and yet engages the where the coke is burnt is thorougbly ventilated fancy, while it cultivates the taste of the reader; valess there is a free draught for the fumes arising is a free draught for the fumes arising his similes, which are used very sparingly, are just

HOUSELESS POOR.-As we have reason to believe that from the burning coke-very serious consequences and beautiful; and never was author freer from

there are destitute beings to be found wandering our may ensue.' Persons of an asthmatical constitution bombast. When he exclaims

streets at this season, who have no means of procurin and young children ought, especially, to avoid an Oh! for a lodge in some vast wilderness,

shelter from the inclemency of the weather, we hope atmosphere so impregnated: and if any ove should Some boundless contiguity of shade,

to meet the co-operation and countenance of our hill be so unfortuote or imprudeat as to go to bed in an

Where rumour of oppression and deceit,

benevolent and active townsmen, in the imati apartment not well ventilated, were coke is burning,

Of unsuccessful or successful war.

establishment of a refuge for such sufferers, on the eco ! they may go to sleop, not to wake again in this

Might never reach me more !

nomical and effectual plan, which was so succested i world.

For I am sick

resorted to during several of the last winters. We it is evident that this is no rhetorical flourishing. shall be happy to communicate with those who like such was the language of his heart. Indeed, through interested upon the subject, whom we shall be ready 23

the wbole of bir poetry, the feeling of sickness at the to meet any day, at our office, between the hotun oi • TO THE EDITORSMITH. vices and follies of the world runs; and to the la.

twelve and two. bitual, yet pleasing melancholy of the author, we SUR,Oy sumtoimes reeds that ere yoog noose are perhaps indebted for the most beautiful parts of Miss M'Avoy's WONDERFUL TOUCH!-Dt. Rex payper o'thoyne wi sick a kweer deame, wic in moy his poetry. And, whatever may be the opinion of

WICK, in his recent work on the miraculous powenol moynde thees inwented thoysel, kawse az 'ow oy tbe world at large, this " morbid sensibility” as they

the late Miss M'Avoy, has not treated his incredulu kopna foynde it ith bigg dixnary, and eye nose theres term it, is infinitely preferable to the boisterous and

antagonists with much ceremony. We agree with no K in Latto, wic meaks mea suspeact az how its uufeeling gaiety, which is only to be purcbased by

FAIRPLAY, that his book is fair game; and we pers Wellsh, and oye opes thee'n tell un deckst weak wot

pose at an early day to take such notice of it, st pluoging headlong into folly and vice.

conceive it deserves ; at the same time, avoring thee means boy it.

Cowper appears to have been enthusiastically at readiness to hear both sides of the question. We But oyse gou to tell thee, Measter Kallideuscope, tached to the country. Some of his most beautiful ticipate some interest in the pursuit of a subjær thats oyse meade hup moy moyode to kum owt,- turps of thought are occasioned by rural objects. which we thought had been set for ever at rest; may be yu dozent no wot oy meuns by kummin Such is bis description of the village bells:

there are, it seems, learned men, besides Goldsmito' owt, but its wot the pleyer foak caw the furst toyme

How soft the music of those village bells,

pedagogue, of whom it may be said, a yong hacktur hacks. Oize desprit clivir, as you

Tolling at intervals upon the ear,

· For, e'en though vanyuish'd, they could argue stil." mun think wheu oy says that oise too yarus and a In cadence sweet ; now dying all away, kwarter eye, aod a full formd mon in all sheaps, Now pealing loud again, and louder still;

FRENCH CRITICISM.-When we commenced the sale tubby shure oye bin a bit nok geed, tho' oyse no ueed Clear and sonorous as the gale comes on.

ject, we did not anticipate that so numerous ainst o kaocks, for mi hed was batlerd to a hure puddin

With easy force it opens all the cells

progeny would arise from “ Mon père et ma mert." last peet boy a red hot pigg driver, bekawse eye Where Memory slept ; wherever I have heard We should have introduced GUILLAUME, and W.9. tripped mysel over sum of his live bakon, and shure

A kindred melody, the scene recurs,

our readers this week, had we not alrcady devoted 1 And with it, all its pleasures and its pains.

column or two to original criticism. We shall, there as sixpence eye nearly bouest ith Dry Dock, where

fore, keep back the reply to J. B. J. until Dert res eye mit ha bio drowut you do. Moy kuzzen Kate Your reader cannot fail to notice the powerful Since we wrote the foregoing paragraph, we have sais as ow eye sk wints, bult dunna you beleever; ideas whicb these lines present, of bells heard at a ceived further letters on this same subject; tbec

bees a swindzjin loyar. Now eye nose as ow u distance. When Cow per tries sarcasm, it is of the signed S. and the other S. M. kan sett me ou moy leggs if you'll only pitch mee most generous kind; never degenerating into scur. in a gude word to the hammatuer foke, as eyes toudrility or invective, aud always aimed at characters Y. Z.'s original commentary on the works of Master ? there a daseat sett, and oyse sbure to suck seed in well deserving it.

M . &c. are also very welcome, and shall appear * a'm let alone.

Liverpool, December, 1820.

week. Yores at kummande,

There can be no question upon the point alluded to be LONG ROSCIUS.

Y. Z. who, be it understood, is not the correspondant Boy, way of rekkommendashon, eye sarvd four

whose physiological paper appears in this day's for yeres in the Local Millisha.

CANNIBALISM.

leidoscope.

We particularly request that the translator of the line Mr. Leigh, a missionary recently returned to England,

entitled THE SCHOOL MASTER, would inforın 8 relates the following story of cannibalism, which oc

who the writer is. There can be no objection." curred during his residence of six weeks at New Zealand: HORÆ OTIOSÆ. “One day, while Mr. Leigh was walking on the beach,

presume, as no unauthorised use shall be made of

information.
conversing'with a native chief, his attention was arrested
No. I.
by a great number of people on a reighbouring hill.

Next week, or the following week, we purpose to attesa
He inauired the cause of such a concourse ; and being

to the favours of HENRICUS-COADE LAMBETICOWPER. told that they were roasting a lad, and had assembled to

H.-J.M.G.-A.-J. H. and a FRIEND. Although Cowper has acquired great celebrity to ascertain the truth of this appalling relation. Being | The ConNOISSEUR is suitable enough for our column

eat him, he immediately proceeded to the place, in order

arrived at the village where the people were collected, he of selections. means from those made use of by the popular poets asked to see the boy. The natives appeared much agi. who preceded him, or by those who now captivate tated at his presence, and particularly at his request, as The HAPPY Paia is under consideration. the world. He ajmed not at popularity; bis poems if conscious of their guilt; and it was only after a very are evidently the production of a man, more anxious urgent solicitation that they directed him towards a large We have already corrected the mis-statement noticed to amuse his intimate friends, and himself, than to fire at some distance, where they said he would find

fire at some distance, where they said he would find A WARM ADMIRER, and shall refer him to the mus

him. As he was going to the place, he passed by the captivate tbe mass of mankind. His feeliogs appear

ber of the paper in our next. bloody spot on which the head of this unhappy victim to have been those of a man with whom the opinion

" had been cut off; and on approachirg the fire, he was of the world weigbed but little " He does not aim te does not aim not a little startled at the sudden appearance of a savage

Printed, published, and sold at dazzling the reader by the brilliancy of his looking man, of gigantic stature, entirely naked, and tboughts, or the lively turn of his imagioation ; armed with an axe. Mr. Leig: , though somewhat in

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. aad he neither felt, nor aimed at inspiring that en- timidated, manifested no symptoms of fear, but boldly

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| ing the merits of the different schools, or admiring the peared in an English dress. I shåll bave occasion to beauties of their varied specimens ? ,

mention others in my future letters. For the present, ON COLLECTING PRINTS.

The portfolio is the proper accompaniment of the Sir, I conclude, and subscribe myself an admirer of

drawing-room as well as the library; it is unexception- your Kaleidoscope, and your friend,
LETTER I.
able in a music-room, and even in a card party, that

AN AMATEUR.
never-falling amusement of old and young, it is always Liverpool, 1820.
TO THE EDITOR.

a fund of gratification and delight to those who are

not participating in the game, more especially to the De mine to bless the more mechanic skill,

younger branches of society, whose minds, although That stamps, renews, and multiplies at will, And cheaply cirsulates through distant climes,

apparently on the pursuit of pleasure only, thus imbibe The fairest relies of the purest times.

instruction and cultivate their taste, while they appear Rogers.

:: TO THE EDITOR. to be merely enjoying an amusement. Referring more kar, -Since the lamecated dispersion of the celebrated immediately to the use of prints, it may be justly said lection of our enlightened townaman, Mr. Roscoe, that they afford instruction to youth from the lively Sir, - If my health and leisure will per12 often been a suhj ect of regret with me, that in | impression they make on the imagination; the lessons mit me. and, above all, if the approbation spulent and liberal town of Liverpool, so tew, 80 they offer are quicker, stronger, and of longer duration y few individuals are to be found who possess col-chan those given by words. If you wish a child to of your

of your readers should encourage me, it is Fans of Engravings. It appears to me, Sir, that I learn effectually any event of history, amuse him by my present intention to offer them a briet ere wealth abounds, and where taste and a liberal the representation of that event, explaining to him the critical analysis of some of the less-known suragement of the arts and literature are acknow-subject, and he will rarely ever forget the effect made plave of Marlow. Ford, and Massinger. ged to exist, a fond dess for the works of the en. upon his youthful mind by the characters of those who per must exist also. I can therefore only attribute are actors in the scene. Prints also furnisb to old however unequa

However unequal I feel myself to this task, - great coldness and neglect with wbich the finest age an agreeable amusement, by recalling ideas and I yet am somewhat confident, that the

ductions of this kind treated, even by the ad-events which time had effaced from the memory. I beauty of the quotations from these celoters of the arts in general, here, to the diffi- | They represent to us distant transactions as if they brated authore, will make ample amends for At, er supposed difficulty, of making a systematic were before our eyes; they bring home to us the most rangement of their specimens. This difficulty early remote countries, and make them as familiar as our

the many imperfections in its execution. theats itself to those who inteod to form collections, own; we profit by and enjoy the beauties of these But should it, potwithstanding, be received - Almost fully allow that it offers no trifting obstacle countries, which otherwise we could have no know. I kindly. I shall be abundantly recompensöd

their progress; for, without arrangement, the posledge of. They make us cotemporary with the greatest We of a collection of prints, instead of a treasure, men 'of former ages, with whom, from their exact

for my labour, and shall implore the gentle - Tun incumbrance, and instead of enjoying the de- resemblance, we seem to live. Had the ancients pos- reader to apply to me, " de

and advantages of regularity, he suffers all the sessed the advantages of engraving, we sbould have justice, the benevolent maxim of Horace. tations of confusion. It is my wish, Sir, through been familiar, by means of prints, with all their beau

Non ego paucis E medium of your interesting miscellany, to offer a ftiful and curious possessions : the temples and palaces

Offendar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit, - *remarks on the facility of arranging a collection; of which so much is said in' history, the so much

Aut humaba parum cavit natura. Wil, by so doing, I can induce some of my fellow boasted monuments, the labours of the Egyptians, the vusmen to become collectors, or can give to those Greeks, and the Romans, of which description gives us

. : Yours, &c. . Y. 2. i possess collections any useful hints as to their ar but à faint idea. Those mose celebrated statues, of ogement, my purpose is answered.

which the sad reliques are, at this day, at once the adBefore I proceed in my attempt, allow me to offer a miration and regret of all connoiseurs: in short, all the

The age of Elizabeth was the golden era Words on the advantage and pleasure of collecting marvelous works of antiquity would have been trans- of our literature: it was the age of ShakHots,

mitted to posterity, and thus we should have become speare, Ford, · Marlow, Beaumont and Looking at the satisfaction of possessing a collection the inheritors of their riches.

Fletcher, and Massinger : names that have { prints, it is surprising that we have found so few Nothing is more proper to form our taste than prints: tho bave turned their inclinations that way. A they give us a feeling for the fine arts; they help us to

shed a lustre over the dramatic literature of nowledge of them is easily acquired; and as their a knowledge of pidtures (of this more hereafter); in England, which that of no other age or ange in the arts embraces subjects of so many different short, there is no one, of whatever age, country, or sta-country has ever yet attained. But with indi, they readily become objects of interest and tion he may be, who may not derive instruction", and | amusement from the productions of the graver, which

them its glorious sun has set, and it has With what delight will a cultivated mind of any age, have so mulciplied to the present bour, as to afford to only now and then arisen since, to illume us * of either sex, turn over the contents of a well- us almost every species of knowledge.

with a faint, partial, and glimmering light Arranged portfolio? Can the hours of relaxation, I am indebted, Sir, for several of these observations, | Their immediate successors, departing from borded to a map engaged in the ardent pursuit of as well as for much valuable information on the subject sortmerce, or the mental fatigues of the learned pro- of prints, to the pen of M. Huber, the able author of

such models, and conforming to the meri sions, be more rationally occupied than in observing | Notices générales," and of the " Manuel des arts et tricious taste and licentious manners O. de progres of art from the earliest ages, compar-des amateurs," works, which I lament have not yet apo their times, have derived the principal inte

tility

rest of their dramas from dark and intricate |

-Yon hanging cliff that glasses ter, it would be uncandid not to mention plots, unnatural incidents; and, what is more His rugged forehead in the neighbouring lake.

his chief defect-a defect which deforms to be deplored, from gross ribaldry and of. Or in this awful succession of images :

the dramas of most of his cotemporaries, fensive obscenity. But it is in the vivid

If she refuse,

and even of Shakspeare himself: I mean sketches of passion, in the lucid illustration

The Stygian damps breeding infectious airs,
The mandrake's shrieks, the basilisk's killing eye,

the introduction of obscene characters into of human character, in the tender display

The dreadful lightning that docs crush the bones, his plays. The prevailing taste of the of pathos, and in the language of the human And never singe the skin, shall not appear

times may certainly be alleged as an er. heart, that the dramatic writers above men-| Less fatal to her, than my zeal made hot

cuse for the practice ; and Massinger wrote mentioned have erected monuments which

With love unto my gods.

for bread as well as fame. But it is surely will never perish. In these qualifications. In the construction of his plots he is often not less astonishing that a poet who coud combined, Shakspeare is himself alone.-- confused, and sometimes extravagant. But unfold with such delicate taste the most If the others, however, are far outstripped as this fault bas been overlooked in Shak. hidden springs of action, who could pedeby him, they are each of them possessed of speare, it may surely be pardoned in Mas- trate into the bowers of pure and innocent peculiar and varied excellencies, which singer. In defiance of the well-known pre- love, and paint with so gentle a pencil its place them far above the dramatic poets of cept of Horace, be is perhaps too fond of ravishments and delights, could so far de France, and which rank them with the no- crowding his scenes with a variety of per- part from his natural delicacy of taste as to blest models of antiquity. Beaumont and sons, and in this respect he may be said to draw such obscene characters as Hercing Fletcher are remarkable for wit, humour, fall short of the more studiously correct and Spungius—characters that “ blur dhe and classical imagery: Ford, for sweetness, dramatists of our times. But it is doubtful grace and flush of modesty,” and that have pathos, and melody of versification: Mar- whether easy irregularity in the plot, and neither wit, humour, nor nature to reco low, for vivid expression of passion: and varied profuseness in the characters, are not mend them. But it is the lot of humanity. Massinger for purity of language, elevation to be preferred to exact observance of the to be imperfect, and it is at least refresting of sentiment, and correct delineation of critical rules of the ancients, and to correct to turn from such disgusting wretches character. Massinger, in my estimation, sameness and scantiness in the dramatis per- those scenes in which his various beautien deserves to be ranked next to Shakspeare. sone. The former are more delightful to burst forth in their full lustre, and of which I shall, therefore, endeavour to give a slight the taste, the latter to the understanding. I shall endeavour to give my reader a taste sketch of his character as a writer, and then His incidents are often extravagant and un- in the following selections from the trager proceed to make some extracts from one of natural ; such as racks, tortures, and execu- of the Virgin Martyr. his tragedies.

tions. His employment of dæmons and This drama is designed to record the It was Massinger's good fortune to have evil spirits as agents, is also faulty: they triumphs of Christianity. Theophilus, £? . .received a liberal education ; and to this tend to break up the delusion in the mind zealous persecutor of the Christians, enda . we are indebted for the beautiful allusions of the reader or spectator, and never fail to Dioclesian, has two daughters, Calistas

which adorn, and for the noble sentiments shock or disgust him. In this respect he Christeta, who are sent to convert 18 PH. which enrich his dramas. He is the poet of is greatly inferior to Shakspeare ; to whose ganism, Dorothea the Virgin Martyr. 5 sentiment, rather than of passion. If he genius alone it was left to revel in the re- is under sentence of death, but with a purpose generally fails, however, in the delineation gions of fancy, and to create an order of mise of pardon if she abjure her relig4j. of the storms of the human heart, he is beings, endowed with the most poetical and embrace Paganism. By her elogen always happy in the description of its qualities. Massinger's style has all the however, they are themselves converted to gentler agitations : pathetic in his pictures characteristics of that of the age of Eliza- Christianity. Calista, Christeta, and Dance of its sorrows, and tender in those of its beth : diffuse without weakness, nervous thea suffer death. But the latter has per loves, he possesses, to a great extent, the without roughness, copious without profuse- viously inspired with a violent passion power of exciting the interests, and melting ness, smooth without feebleness, and po- Antoninus, a young soldier, and som the hearts of his readers. In his develop-lished without study. In versification he is the Governor of Cæsarea. His conversa ment of character, he displays much nice varied, majestic, and melodious ; as in the and death soon follow. Artemia, the daug discrimination, is seldom inconsistent, and following beautiful passage:

ter of the Emperor, is at first enamour maintains a correct keeping throughout.

If you love valour,

of Antoninus, but afterwards marries ty · His pictures of natural objects are fresh, As 'tis a kingly virtue, seek it out,

Cæsar Maximinus. Tlieophilus is liker glowing, and striking; and although he has And cherish it in a king; there it shines brightest,

converted by a vision sent down from Hell

And yields the bravest lustre. Look on Epire, nothing to be compared with “the moon

ven, by Dorothea. On these and a to

A prince in whom it is incorporate; light sweetly sleeping on a bank," with

And let it not disgrace him that he was

minor incidents, the chief interesi oll “jocund day standing tiptoe on the misty O’ercome by Cæsar; it was victory

drama hinges. mountain's top," or with the “mole cinque,

To stand so long against him : had you seen him,

| The play opens with the triumphant et

How in one bloody scene he did discharge spotted like the crimson drops i'the bottom

of Dioclesian into Cæsarea, with the

The parts of a commander and a soldier, of a cowslip,” of Shakspeare, he often

Wise in direetion, bold in execution ;

of Epire, Pontus, and Macedon, prison paints, in a few words, what would require You would have said, great Cæsar's self excepted, But I have room only for part of this as many lines in a poet of less genius. As

The world yields not his equal.

scene. The Emperor thus addresses in the following charming picture :

In this sketch of his character as a wri-captives :

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