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- "Ts lawful to exercise that power lut mihi inforinis, sic tibi magnifica est :/ TE: Heaven has conferred upon me; which that you,

habui equos, viros, arma, opes; quid mirum -16Rebels and traitors to the power of Rome,

si hæc invitus amisi." Mason has likewise [Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve. at Should not with all extremities undergo,

ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sine *** What can you urge to qualify your crimes,

the same sentiment in these spirited lines: gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, koper is Or mitigate my anger ?

Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mine

Soldier, I had arms, ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural foot. K. of Epire. We are now

Had neighing steeds to whirl my iron cars,

History; Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; to be

continued in a series through the Volume.) preras: Slaves to power, that yesterday were kings,

Had wealth, dominions: dost thou wonder, Roman, e't be And had command o'er others; we confess

I fought to save them ? on Our grandsires paid yours tribute, yet left us,

BRITISH STEAM BOATS. As their forefathers had, desire of freedom.

The Emperor next desires his daughter a time And if you Romans hold it glorious honour,

STEAM-PACKETS TO THE HEBRIDESAND NORTH Artemia to choose a husband, and, her

WEST OF SCOTLAND.-The great facilities now afng that's Not only to defend what is your own,

choice falls upon Antoninus. But, his af forded for visiting many parts of this country, by meano dalinata Bulto enlarge your empire (though our fortune

of the cheap and safe conveyance of these vessels, conti. Denies that happiness,) who can accuse fections being already Dorothea's, he first

nue to be everywhere on the increase. At present, it action, The famish'd mouth, if it attempt to feed? attempts to evade her proposals; but over

must afford much satisfaction to all interested in the

northern parts of our island, to learn that a communi. er o pror, ruch, whose fetters eat into their freedoms,

come with fear of the consequences of re cation is now to be opened, by this admirable invention, th so ga If they desire to shake them off?

to many parts of the Highlands, which were lately, and fusing the daughter of an Emperor, he at

are yet, comparatively inaccessible by roads. It is now del. . of Pontus. We stand

last, with 'seeming pleasure, consents to intended that a Steam-boat shall begin to ply from the tral de The last examples, to prove how uncertain

Clyde to the Lewes, through the Criman Canal and marry her. The whole of this scene is re- 1 Sound of Mull-to call at fobermory--from thence to med Al human happiness is ; and are prepared

the sound of Skye-call at Isle-Ornsay, Lochalsh, Castle. plete with the most beautiful poetry : I canTo endure the worst.

moil, Portree, and afterwards to go on to Stornoway. The K. of Macedon. That spoke, which now is highest not, therefore, refrain from laying a few Steam-boat Highland Chieftain, has already gone as far

as the Sound of Skye on this route, for a trial, and per. moves! In fortune's wheel, must, when she turns it next, morceaux before the reader :

formed the passage in the remarkably short space of 85 LI, DDecline as low as we are. This, consider'd,

hours, from Glasgow-a distance of 235 miles; notwithit is the Taught the Egyptian Hercules, Sesostris,

Artem. I am no object to divert your eye

standing she had to stem the currents which run so vio

lently in the sounds of Skye and Mull. She returned

From the beholding. dites That had his chariot drawn by captive Kings,

in nearly the same time, and encountered, with great 1. To free them from that slavery ;-but to hope

Antonin, Rather a bright sun,

intrepidity, very severe weather. The track now propoda Such mercy from a Roman, were mere madness:

sed that this Steam-boat shall run, will be highly grati. Too glorious for him to gase upon,

fying, in the summer months for an excursion : nich bs. We are familiar with what cruelty

That took not first flight from the eagle's aerie. - fall at Rome, since her infant greatness, ever used As I look on the temples, or the gods,

IXPORTANT DISCOVERY. Such as she triumph'd over ; age nor sex

And with that reverence, Lady, I behold you, Fogons Exempted from her tyranny; scepter'd princes

The celebrated French chemist Mr. Gay-Lussac, is And shall do ever.

stated to have made a very valuable discovery of a means Lectio Kept in their common dungeons, and their children

to render the most inflammable substances combustiblo 11. In scorn train d up in base mechanic arts

After a few such evasions, he thus em. without flame and without fire. These bodies are conFor public bondmen. In the catalogue

sumed without properly catching fire; or, in other words, braces her offer. : Of those unfortunates, we expect to have

without feeding or propagating the fire. Muslin, preEliant Our names remember'd.

pared after the process of the inventor, has been exposed Anton. The tender of

to the flames, and was consumed without producing even
My life, my service, or, since you vouchsafe it, a spark. This discovery, though now first publicly al.
The answer of Dioclesian is finely ex-
My love, my heart, my all; and pardon me,

nounced, is said not to be of recent date. is pressed, and prepossesses us much in his Pardon, dread Princess, that I made some scruple

Organic Remains.-Extract of a letter from Dr. Tyto To leave a valley of security,

ler, dated the 9th of March, published in a Calcutta To mount up to the hill of Majesty,

paper :-" I forgot whether I mentioned to you that i dene Diocks. In all growing empires,

On which the nearer Jove, the nearer lightning.

in my late expedition to Kallingur, I picked up a fossil Eren cruelty is useful; some must suffer,

oyster shell on the summit of a high hill above the vil What knew I but your grace made trial of me;

lage of Bheeamow; strange to say, this organic remain And be set up examples to strike terror

Durst I presume to embrace, where but to touch was in union with granite and basalt rocks. Along Esm. lo others, though far off: but, when a state

With an unmanner'd hand, was death? The fox, with many other circumstances this proves that these hemiseels raised to her perfection, and her bases

When he saw first the forest's king, the lion,

hills were formerly all under water. In the bed of

river near Russur, I also found the fossil remain of the Too firm to shrink, or yield, we may use mercy, Was almost dead with fear; the second view

first joint of a human finger. It is evidently the first And do't with safety : but to whom ? not cowards, Only a little daunted him; the third

phalanx of a finger, and I think the first finger of the Nor such whose business shames the conqueror, He durst Salute him boldly; pray you, apply this ;

right hand, but it is more than twice the size of the th. And robs him of his victory, as weak Perseus

joint of an ordinary man; ergo, the person it belonged And you shall find a little time will teach me

to must at least have been twelve feet high. These two Did great Amilius. Know, therefore, Kings To look with more familiar eyes upon you,

singular curiosities will shortly be despatched to the of Epire, Pontus, and of Macedon, Than duty yet allows me.

Asiatic Society.”-Cal. Gov. Gaz. March 23.
30 That I with courtesy can use my prisoners,
As well as make them mine by force, provided
This last passage contains a very strik-

A CHANGEABLE FLOWER. ja That they are noble enemies : such I found you,

ing and beautiful image, which it would be On the island of Lewcbew, says Mr. M'Leod, to Before I made you mine ; and, since you were so,

onniont found a remarkable production, about the size of a ? You have not lost the courages of princes, difficult often to match in any poet ancient

cherry tree, bearing flowers, which, alternately, on the THYAlthough the fortune. Had you borne yourselves Tor modern. But how inferior to this sub- same day, assume che tint of the rose or lilly, as they

are exposed to sunshine or the shade. The bark of Dejectedly, and base, no slavery lime one of Shakspeare :

this tree is of a dark green, and the flowers bear a reHad been too easy for you : but such is

semblance to our common roses. Some of our party, The power of noble valour, that we love it

- When the searching eye of heaven is hid wbose powers of vision were strong, (assisted by Even in our enemies, and, taken with it, Behind the globe, and lights the lower world,

vigorous imaginations) fancied that, by attentive watch

ing, the change of bue, from white to red, under the Desire to make them friends, as I will you. Then thieves and robbers range abroad unseen,

influence of the solar ray, was actually preceptible to In murders, and in outrage bloody here;

the eye : that, however, they altered their colour in The lines marked in italics bear a strik But when from under this terrestrial ball,

the course of a few hours, was very obvious. ing resemblance to that noble speech in He fires the proud tops of the eastern pines,

Remedy for the Disease at present prevalent amon And darts his light through every guilty hole; Swine.-Soot, gunpowder, brimstone, and salt, equ Tacitus, of the captive Caractacus, to the Then murders, treasons, and detected sins,

parts. Dose: a table spoonful, with as much water imperor Claudius : “ Præsens sors mea, Stand bare and naked, trembling at themselves.

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• monasterienimmamaraan THE CHARACTER OF AN HONEST MAN.

Nor High Church, nor Low Church, nor Tory, nor

Whig; Nor flutt'ring young Coxcomb, nor formal old Prig; I can laugh at a Jest, if not told out of time, And excuse a Mistake, but not flatter a Crime ; Vnbiassed I view things around as they pass, Nor squint at the Great through a blackening glass : The faults of my friends I'd scorn to expose ; And detest private scandal, tho' cast on my foes ; I put none to the Blush upon any pretence, For Immodesty shocks both good manners and sense: No one's Person I hate, though their conduct I blame, I can censure a crime, withou: naming a name. To amend, not expose, is the turn of my mind, For reproof must be lost, if ill-nature be join'd; When Merit appears, if in rags, I respect it, And will plead Virtue's cause, though the world should

reject it. Cool Reason I bow to wherever 'tis found, And rejoice when true Learning with honour is crown'd. No Party I serve-in no quarrel I joinNor damn the opinion that differs from mine. No Corruption I screen, tho' ny Treason I sing. I'm a Friend to my Country, yet true to my King.

The point clear'd up of what's to pay,
Our clown in peace pursu'a his way.
Arriv'd, he makes his awkward bow,
With many a wherefore and as how ;
** Heaven bless your honour many a year!
“ Look what a pig I've brought you here."
The sack untied without demur,
Forthwithout gently crept the cur.
Both stood aghast with eager eyes,
And both, no doubt, look d wondrous wise.
The clown, who saw the lawyer foam,
Şwore 'twas a pig when brought from home:
And, wond'ring at the queer disaster,
In haste return'd to tell his master.

Well pleas'd to see him take the bait,
The wags his quick return await.
What peals of noisy mirth prevail,
To hear him tell his mystic tale !
The devil is in't, they all agree,
And seem to wonder more than he.
From them to Cecil he repairs,
To her the strange event declares :
Meanwhile the wags, to end the joke,
Replace the pig within its poke.
The rustic soon resumes his load,
And, whistling, plods along the road,

Th' impatient farmer hails the clown, And asks, "What news from London Town “ The pig was likd, they made you drink ?" “ Nay, master ! master! what d'ye think? “The pig (or I'm a stupid log). “Is chang'd into a puppy dog." “ A dog?"_" Nay, since my word you doubt, “See here; I'll fairly turn him out.” No sooner was the sack unlied, Than a loud grunt his word belied : “Death !" cries the farmer, " tell me whence “ Proceeds this daring insolence ? “ Make haste, you blunderer, take it back, “ Or from my service you shall pack!" The clown, of patient soul and blood, Awhile in silent wonder stood ; Then briefly cried, with phiz demure, “Yon lawyer is a witch for sure! “ How hoarse his voice ! his face how grim! “What's pig with us, is dog with him: “ Heaven shield my future days from evil! “ For, as I live, I've seen the devil."

Tainted art thou, inconstant, cruel maid,

For thou art faithless to my ardent breast, And all thy charms, in my esteem, are laid

In shades of darkness, lovely, but unbless'd. So think not, fair one, that a single tear

Shall dim the eye that fondly gazed on thee;
Nor vainly think the world shall ever hear

A tender sigh, where'er I chance to be.
No! rather would I from the poison'd bowl
, Drink deep, than sorrow for a faithless fait;
Rather I'd plunge my unrepented soul,

In the wide ocean of perpetual care.
Farewell! I feel; but oh! I must not love,

For all ingratitude art thou to me; I may remember, but the scene above Alone can show me true felicity.


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SIR,—The subject of the extract which accer panies this, (taken from the “ Leamington Guide ? may, perhaps, proye acceptable 10 many of yoperado ers, as it is believed ibat “ Kenilworth Castle, shortly to come out in the form of a novel, from lebe pen of the admired writer of the works of this de scription, imputed to Sir Walter Scott.

A SUBSCRIBER, XXIIL Liverpool, 5th Dec. 1820.

The maid I shall love must be free from disguise ;
Wear her heart on her lips, her soul in her eyes :
A soul by the precepts of virtue inform'd,
And a heart by the purest benevolence warm'd.
Her converse so varied, as ever to please,
Unaffectedly cheerful, and polish'd with ease;
Her person attractive, her temper serene,
Her wit rather brilliant and playful than keen.

CURIOUS ACCOUNT OF KENILWORTH CASTLL Now in Ruins, situated five miles from Cocentry, ***

the same distance from Warwick.



A farmer's lease contain'd a flaw;
To mend'it, he appeal'd lo law.
Dear-bought experience told him plain,
That law without a fee was vain ;
And that, to clear his Counsel's tone, he
Must bribe him or with meat or money.

One morn he calls his clown in chief,

Here, take this pig to lawyer Brief."; 1 The clown (unlike his wife, they say)

Could both be silent and obey : ". The pig, secur'd within a sack,

At ease hung dangling from his back;
Thus loaded, straight to Town he went,
With many an awkward compliment.

A half-way house convenient stood,
Where host was kind, and all was good:
In steps the clown, and calls to Cecil,
* A quart of stout, to wet my whistle !"
Eas'd of his load, he takes a chair,
And quaffs oblivion to all care.

Three artful wags accost the clown,
And ask his errand up to Town.
With potent ale his beart grown warm,
Which, drunk or sober, meant no harm,
He told them plainly whence he came;
His master, and the lawyer's name;
And, ere the circling mug was drain'd,
Show'd what the prostrate sack contain'd.
Whilst two the witless clown amuse,
With merry tales and mournful news,
A third removes the sack unseen,
And soon sets free the guest within :
But, lest our clown the trick should trace,
A well-fed cur supplies the place.

Pure as the dawn the landscape glows

As Lydia's mimic pencil flies ; Graceful each rural beauty grows,

The forests rise, the river glows, . And swelling mountains reach the skies, Combining all their modest hues,

The silv'ry shadows clothe the glade, While light with heavenly blue imbues

The rose--with all its charms display'd, She drcams not 'tis herself portray'd; For genius with its ray divine,

Illumes her eye and fires her breast, Where all the fond affections shine, Where all the graces there combine To make the portrait glow, in virtue's colours


To the Village of Kenilworth, by the Poet Lago

.. . which he styles,
“ Assemblage sweet, of social and serene !
But chiefly two fair streets in adverse row,
Their lengthened front extend, reflecting each
Beauty on each reciprocal. Between
A verdant valley, slop'd from either side,
Forms the mid space, where gently gliding tows
A crystal stream, beneath the mouldering base
Of an old Abbey'& venerable walls.
Still further in the vale, her castle lifts
Its stately tow'rs and tottering battlements,
Dress'd with the rampant ivy's unchecka


pant ivy's uncheck'd growth

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fying a dwelling-place. Before the Conquest, it belonged

Biographical Notices.. uninterrupted state of good health till his to the crown, but in the reign of Henry I. it was given to Geoffery de Clinton, to whom it was under great ob

last illness. He had a very extraordinary ligation, he having been the builder of its priory and THE LATE AUTHOR OF MOORE'S

genius for astronomy, which he cultivated castle. The manor of the castle is the inheritance of the Earls of Clarendon. Geoffery de Clinton (according to


through life; for more than 40 years he was Ordericus Vitalis) was of mean parentage, and owed 1 bis rise entirely to the extraordinary talents he possessed, The late Henry Andrews, of Royston, a computer of the Nautical Ephemeris, * : and the profuse favour of his sovereign, by whom he .

afterwards raised to the high trust and dignity of the celebrated calculator, was born at Fries- and compiler of Moore's Almanack, pubLard Chief Justice of England. Geoffery, following ton, near Grantham, in Lincolnshire. of lished by the Stationers' Company for the the castle-building rage of that period, raised the ori. ginal structure of this *. far-famed pile,” in which, says poor parents. At the age of 6 years he same period.t He was greatly esteemed Dudale, “he much delighted, by reason of its spacious would frequently stand in his shirt, looking for nis integrity, talents, a woods, and that large and pleasant lake lying amongst them.” Geoffery also founded the Monastery of Black at the moon out of the chamber window, at every scientific man who was personally Canons, of the Order of St. Augustine. It was most midnight and when about 10 venrs of age acquainted with him, or with whom he had profusely endowed by him and his posterity, and became one of the richest in the kingdom. In the he

reign of Henry III. the castle was used as he used to fix a table on Frieston Green, in been connected, particularly by the late As. i om, and justices were twice appointed to the gaol.clear frosty nights, and set a telescope / tronomer Royal (Dr. Maskelyne) who va

delivery. In the twenty-fourth year of this reign, thereon to view the stars. Soon after. be lued him much, and who, in relation to the the chapel was ceiled, wainscated, and embellished with paintings : handsome seats were made for the King, would sit for weeks together by the fire-side,

Nautical Ephemeris, was in constant corresand Queen. Two years after this, Gilbert de Sedgrove was appointed Governor of this castle, for the King, by with a table spread full of books, making pondence with him for nearly half a century: letters patent; and, in 1254, Simon Montford and Elca- astronomical calculations. At a suitable age and also

ronomical calculations. At a suitable age and also by Dr. Charles Hutton, under Dor his wife, sister to Henry, had the trust of it for life; Simon much strengthened and enlarged the castle, but he was sent from home to earn his living,

whose superintendence he made the as. afterwards ungratefully joining the Barons in their re

and the first situation he 6lled was at Slen. tronomical calculations of the Stationers' bellion against their sovereign, he made Sir John Gifford into Governor, and constituted it the strong hold of the ford, as a servant to a shopkeeper : after this | Almanacks. Insurgent nobles. But he was soon rewarded for his trachery, for in the battle of Evesham, August, 1265, he went to Lincoln, to wait upon a lady, . Since he ceased, from increase of age, to be the calwhere he commanded the rebel troops against the royal and during this servitude used, on every op

culator of the ephemeris, it has fallen into discredit at bres, he and his son Henry were both killed, and his

home and abroad. youngest son, Simon, only escaped by taking shelter portunity, to make weather-glasses and

+ The sale of Moore's Almanack, in his hands, rose to the castle, with other fugitive nobles. Here this

430, 000 copies per annum-yet honest Andrews never roung and daring rebel, for some months committed

weather-houses. His last situation of this got above £25 for his labours! This prodigious circuil sort of excesses : he and his associates became re-kind was in the service of J. Verinum, Esq; the worthy calculator was required to fill it, and with

lation arose from the astrological predictions with which ular banditti, and were in the frequent habit of making sallies from the castle, in which they plun- and his master, finding him so intent on which it is allowed to be filled, though printed for a pubered and maltreated every one that fell in their

lic company, and revised aud sanctioned at Lambeth study, allowed him two or three hours every Place, by the Archbishop of Canterbury! Andrews over, burning the cottages of the peasantry who Fould not assist them, and rioting, squandering, day for that purpose. On the 1st of April. I himself laughed as much at his own predictions, and ad domineering in the most arbitrary manner, so

their success, as any one of his more enlightened readers; hat they were ugually styled the Robber Knights. 1704, ne went to Aswerby Hall, the seat but the circulation of the Almanacks depended on their their outrageous conduct so provoked the aged Henry, of Sir Christopher Whitchcote, to view the

ha insertion, and he was expected to supply them, or lose Chat at length he marched his army against them in

of Sir Christopher Waitchcote, to view the his employment. Of course he predicted sccundum artron, suddenly entering the town and appearing before great eclipse of the sun, which was visible lem, and followed his books and the stars, which indicted the castle in battle 'array. This so alarmed young Si.

events in various ratios of probability; and if one in ten non, that he, dastard like, withdrew to France, and left

ole on that day, where a number of ladies and came true, it satisfied he superstition, folly, and credu. the castle under the government of Henry de Hastings, gentlemen had assembled for that purpose ; i

lity of the dupes of dreams, omens, signs, and prophecies, who, spite of all proposals to surrender, sustained a six

al purpose who were his readers, and who, in spite of education and month's siege with such resolution, that the King's forces and as he had previously calculated a type philosophy, still constitute a majority of this great nation, were obliged to turn it into a blockade.

of this eclipse, he presented the same to the In the seventh year of Edward I. 1286, & chivalric meeting was held in this castle, at the instigation of company, showing the manner of its appear. Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, consisting of one

ECCENTRIC CHARACTER. randred Knights, English and foreign, of distinction,

ance in a dark room upon a board, and ited the same number of ludies; this meeting creat after it was over, they unanimously declar

[Inserted at the request of a Correspondent.) ed a great bustle at the time and was numerously

There is, at present, residing at Havering Bower, a attended by persons from all parts; the Knights ex-ed that his calculations came nearer the small village near Romford, in Esses, (heretofore hoercised themselves by tournaments in the tilt yard, yard; truth than any given in the Almanacks. A

noured by the residence of Edward the Confessor, and Roger being the principal challenger, and the ladies in

other royal personages,) in a thatched cottage, which laucing. As it was a professed revival of the festival of short time after this period he opened a formerly might have been neat and respectable, (its prehe Round Table, all the customary ceremonials were

sent appearance shall be hereafter described) an old woherved; they styled themselves the Society of the school at bassingthorpe, near Grantham, man, aged about sixty, named Elizabeth (commonly Jound Table, and were seated at one, in order to avoid and afterwards engaged as an usher in a

afterwards engaged as an usher in called Betty) Ball. She is known, and talked about, ontentions about precedence. At this festival, silks, it!

for miles round, by the appellation of “ The Goat said, were first worn in England; it began on the eve clergyman's boarding-school, at Stilton. woman,” from her keeping several of these animals : of SL Matthew, and continued till the festival of St. Mi.

: He then settled in Cambridge, where he


a hael. Henry Earl of Lancaster, whose son Henry, Duke

t present, her stock consists of about seven or eight,

besides four sheep, a small horse and cart, &c. and of Lancaster, leaving only two daughters, the castle fell, purposed to reside, in the expectation that some poultry. She is of a respectable family, and has -un partition, to the youngest, Blanche; from her it went

a brother, I believe, who keeps his carriage, They by her marriage to John of Gaunt, afterwards created he might derive some advantage in pros

ds created he might derive some advantage in prosecu- have frequently endeavoured to induce her to leave her Duke of Lancaster. This celebrated nobleman, in the ting his studies, from the men of science

cotrage (which is her own, with a piece of ground reign of the ill-fated Richard the Second, began the

round it) and present way of living, but in vain. She structure of most of the buildings now remaining, which in the university ; but the noise and bustle is of low stature, and bowed still lower by age and in. were called after him, and still retain the name of Lan.

firmity, stooping very much, and having a hunip upon, Daster Buildings. About this period, Richard the Se- /

of the town not being agreeable to him, he i ut this period. Richard the Se- of the towTI NOL Deus agreeable to mal, ne her shoulders. When she goes out any where, which cond is supposed to have lodged with his Court at the left Cambridge, and came to reside at she does sometimes, to purchase hay for her horse, castle, when he went to preside at the duel that was to

firewood, &c.; she procures the assistance of some one, have been fought between Henry Duke of Hereford, Royston, where he opened a school at the to ha

to harness and put ber nag into the cart, and she is no afterwards Henry the Fourth, and the Duke of Norfolk,

k: age of 23 years, and at this place continued,

age of 99 venue and at this place consigned sooner in (indeed frequently not in) than he sets off, at Coventry. The castle was alternately taken and re. “

full gallop, and very oiten running away with her to taken by the adherents to the White and Red Rose, till, | as schoolmaster and bookseller, until the the place where she is going, which he knows as well on the fifth of Queen Elizabeth, it was bestowed upon | day of his death, which happened, atter a which she receives, I believe, as she wants it, which

as she does. It is said she has about £350 a year, her favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who pared no cost in beautifying it.

short illness, on the 26th of January, 1820,

o must be very little, and seldom indeed, at the RomXXIII.

ford Bank. The cottage is small, containing four K. A. R. at the age of 76 years, having enjoyed an rooms, two on the ground floor, and two upstairs.

The latter are now never entered, being fastened up | Fields of Elysium, nor to tbe Shades of Tartarus, as unsafe, from their decayed state, caused by filth and

Miscellanics. but to the neglect; the goats, &c. having had free admission, and no scouring brush or duster ever following their sceps.

“Realms of everlasting bliss ?" The furniture, what there is, is falling fast to pieces;

CATTLE OF THE HEBRIDES. and it is only by standing still and untouched, that

and who has succeeded in painting, in such vivid The furniture of her per. I colours, those

At what is wbole remains so.

the western extremity of the island of Lise son is, if possible, worse. It consists chiefly of an

more are some rocks separated at low water, where

« Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace old gown, wbich the poorest beggar would not pick

the cattle may be daily observed resorting: guit.

! And rest can never dwell ; Hope never comes ;” from a dung-bill; wrapping, occasionally, when she

ting the fertile pastures to feed on sea-weed. goes out or sleeps, an old dirty blanket or counterpane to the reign of “Chaos and uld Night;" to this iu- has erroneously been supposed, that this practice about her. She is not often seen, for, when she goes | fant world; and, in short, through the boundless

as well as the eating of fish, was the result of hun. out, she sits down at the bottom of her cart, and fuot space of the universe!

ger. It appears, on the contrary, to be the effects passengers can only see her head, her grey hair turned

of choice in cattle as well as in sheep that have 1. If the poets of antiquity deserve so much credit up in front, and a handkerchief corresponding with

once found access to this diet. The accuracy with for their lively representativns of the future state; the rest of her dress, tied over it. Of the two lower

| which they attend to the diurnal variations of the the two lower how much more should Milton meet with, who tide is very remarkable; calculating the time of rooms, one is filled with firewood, upon which the poultry roost; the other is her “kitchen, and parlour,

portrays aogels of the most celestial purity, and the ebb with such nicety, that they are seldom miz and every thing," for, in it, eat, drink, and sleep, the

devils, the hideousness of whose forms is ooly ex. taken even when the have some miles to walk a whole household, the feathered part excepted in the

ceeded by the malignity of their minds; who seem the beach. In the same way they always secure their The only things that I can hear of in last particular. indeed, in the agonies of despair, well fitted to

retreat from these chosen spots in such a manter u this room (for I have not seen it) are, a small hanging

never to be surprised and drowned by the returning

“ Rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air in shelf, suspended from the ceiling, on which are depo

tide. With respect to fish, it is equally certain the

whirlwind; sited such little things as she may wish to keep from

they often prefer it to their best pastures. It is not less

And, in the horrors of despair, to exasperate the goats, a stool, and a rail round the fire-place.

remarkable that the horses of Shetland eat fish from

The Almighty Victor to spend all his rage, Some time since she was taken very ill. Not being

choice, and that the dogs brought up on those shers seen for several days, it was feared something was the

If that may end them."

continue to prefer it to all other diet, even afta skor

absence. The feeding of cattle with fish is a prette matcer with her, and the door was forced open, when And the angels, with which he has peopled the ceshe was found in a dying state, being unable to move. lestial world, appear indeed to be

well known in Canada. -Macculloch' , description of Those who entered were obliged to do so upon their

Western Islands of Scotland. hands and knees; the never-removed straw for her own

“Natives of heaven, bed, and that of her horse, sheep and goats, having

for other place,

CHINESE WARFARE. accumulated about half-way up the door-way, and was

None can than heaven such glorious shapes contain." the same beight every where else. She was taken to And after reading his sublime description of the In order to act effectually against several mountaineer, the poor house, wbere, after a short time, by proper

in a late engagement, the Tartars were ordered to world's creation, (wbich is, however, but a para. treatment, she recovered. During her confinement,

vance, each carrying a bundle of thorns to enable than ten large loads of dung were taken out of her room, phrase of the account given by Moses) of the power

to ward off the arrows and stones which were throw $ which was found so good, that a gentleman gave ten en of HIM who bad only to say,

them. When they had advanced within a gunshot d guineas for it! A guinea a load !!! When she became “ Thus far extend; thus far thy bound;

the enemy, they were ordered to fall back on their first convalescent, they tried again, thinking it a favourable

This be thy just circumference, O world !"

position.' This manæuvre was repeated for six sousopportunity to induce her to alter her mode of living.

sive days, when the mountaineers having exhausted the She appeared to acquiesce, but said she must first go and immediately

stock of arrows and stones, fell an easy prey to the Ta and see her goats. She went; and there they were

tars. When the latter attack a town, they are artistas obliged to leave her, for she would not leave them.

"Earth, self-balanc'd, on her centre hung,"

ed to seize the inhabitants of the adjacent places, and While clearing out the dung, a once handsome eight- one cannot but smile at the complicated machinery make them march before them to the walls of the forme day clock, apparently whole, (though no doubt was Virgil makes use of (Sec 1st Æneid) to get up al:

il makes use of (See 1st Æneid) to get uni Every horseman appropriates to himself ten villages entertaine

mea or its being much out of order) upon being I Storm, which however like the onirita which is whom he despatches to procure provisions and fe, * touched, crumbled all to pieces, being complelely roce

stone and earth to fill up the ditches of the fans, caused Manfred so much trouble to rouse, is horri. ten. She keeps a fire continually burning, and sleeps ble enougb: his demigods, and even “ pater omni. Those who work slowly, or do not procure de

The peasantry are employed night and day in this lakes by the side of it, huddled up in a lump, or, if extended, taking her favourite goat for a pillow. Frequently, hüpotens" Jove himself, are absolutely (even por.

quantities of provisions, are massacred. When it

d with when putting a piece of bread, &c. on her saving-shelf. I trayed by Virgil) contemplibl

habitan and standing on the stool, in order to be able to reach the awfully grand description given by our Milton, of poor, who oppose the victorious party, are slanghter it, some of the goats will run against her, and knock HIM who spake, and it was done ; who commanded, without mercy.-From the Pekin Gazette, March, her down. “ Don't you,” she says, “ don'you do so." | and it stood fast.

1817. At her they come again, sometimes; still she only says. The description of Adam and Eve is in his bap “ don't you,” and puts them away with her hands. piest manner, and will lose nothing by a comparison

Remarkable Fact.-On Friday se'nnight, Mr. Anna, HENRICUS.

jun. of Mansfield, cut, in his nursery, upwards de with the finest passages of Virgil:

hundred heads of asparagus, in full perfection, a “Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall,

which had grown in the open ground.

Godlike erect; in native honour clad,
In naked majesty ; seem'd lords of ,

A snake, three quarters of a yard in length, *
And worthy seem'd; for in their looks divine,

covered, a few days since, to issue from . creVICE 2 [Written for the Kaleidoscope.) The image of their glorious Makor shone."

floor of the Three Mariners Inn, in Taunton, and

tend itself before the fire, where it was killed. No. II.

“ Oh ! innocence, deserving Paradise, if ever, then,

Then had the Sons of God excuse to have been
Enamoured at the sight.'

| The following is a literal copy of the direction of a MILTON

I letter which is now lying in the post office, Mold:... The Paradise Lost of this author, abounding

| And well might Satan (a character to which Virgil to Owen hughs on the lift hand side hart Street opened with the most daring flights of fancy, and the most

Mrs: Salis house if she is removed for Mrs: Satu beautiful imagery, has long possessed deserved po| upon the first sight of this happy pair, exclaim,

Send it to him pularity; and whea we for a moment recollect, that

“Sight hateful! sight tormenting !" it was the production of a man deprived of sight, It has been objected, however, that Milton has

HISTORICAL CURIOSITY. and bowed down under the pressure of old age; in acted absurdly in making Satan and his host ac

During the troubles in the reign of Charles !! want and poverty; our admiration of the poem is quainted with the invention of caopon, long before

country girl came to London in search of place, converted into respect for the author. The bold they were known. But is it not absurd to tie the servant maid; but not succeeding, she applied berku and vigorous mapper in which Milton executed this poet down, by refusing to let him place in the hands to carrying out beer from a brewhouse, and was 2* book, under so many and great difficulties, is, in- of such combatants such weapons, merely because of those called tubwomen. The brewer observice! deed, a striking proof that the miod of man is nei- they were not known to man? Although it is far well looking girl in this low occupation, cook ber inte ther necessarily connected with, nor dependant upon, from probable that such weapons were either used family as a servant, and after a while married her; the body, either for existence or animation.

or wanted, in a battle of spirits. In short, whether be died while she was yet a young woman, and I

e enhlimity of the snbiect. the fervor | her a large fortune. The business of the brewery ww Milton bas, however, frequently suffered by com- we regard the sublimily of the subject, the fervor

nd the young woman was recommend parison with the classic poets of antiquity; and and talents of the poet, the beauty and parity of his

"Mr. Hyde, as a gentleman of skill in law, to settler some have altogether condemned this unparalleled images, the elegance of his diction, or the boldness husband

*husband's affairs. Hyde (who was afterwards End poem, as absurd and contemptible. If Virgil, how.aod eothusiasm of bis style, we feel convinced, that, Earl of Clarendon) finding the widow's fortune is! ever, deserved so much applause for successfully if some have been found to excel, there are but few considerable, married her of this marriage the painting the beroes, deities, and demons of the Ro-productions that ever equaled Milton's Paradise was no orber issue than a daughter, who was a man Mythology, how much more is due to the man | Lost.

M. wards the wife of James the II, and mother al Mert who undertook to convey his readers, not to the Liverpool, December, 1820.

and Anne, Queens of England.

s, old

THE FINE ARTS OF ST. GILES'S. | Perhaps some of your intelligent correspondents may shall judge proper to be appropriated to the purpose of be able to give the public. some information on a building slaughtering houses thereon ; and that all and

every person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, The following whimsical article is upon a subject subject wbich, trifig as it may appear, is in po

whether Lay or Ecclesiastical, and all other persons what. with wbich we seldom presume to meddle, as it does slight degree connected with the science of the growth

soever, under what disabilities soever they or any of them aud direction of the human mind. Yours, N. at,to our notion, fall within either the" utile," or the

shall be, shall have full power and authority to contract

and agree with the said Common Council for the sale, to * dulci," which form the motto of the Kaleidoscope.

them, of such land or ground, and to convey and asTåere is, however, occasionally in these annals of the “ At a large Room, in the New Street, Ashton, Friday

sure the same unto the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses of Fancy," cit bics," as the following is styled, which may

Evening, June 30th, 1797, will be presented a favour

Liverpool aforesaid, and their successors, for ever: and

ite Comedy, called amuse our readers, and we select the following from

that the said Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses shall have THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.

the power of selling and letting the same land and the recent London prints, for their edification.

Sir Peter Teazle, Mr. Hillyard; Joseph Surface, Mr. ground, and all other lands or grounds whereof they are

Hillyard, jun. Sir Benjamin Backbite, Master Hillyard; now scised, or any part thereof for the sole purpose of TIT-BITS FOR THE FANCY.

Trip, Master T. Hillyard; and Charge, Miss Hillyard. erecting thereon buildings for the killing and dressing

Lady Teazle, Miss P. Hillyard; Lady Sneerwell, Mrs. of beasts; or shall have the power of erecting such Di (the table-lifter) who can take from the ground To which will be added, a Parce, called Hillyard. End of the Play, a Song by Mr. Hillyard. buildings, or any of them, at their own option, and of

demising or selling the same, for the said purpose; and a mabogany table, on which fourteen persons may si

that then, and from thenceforth, no beast or cattle shall

BARNABY BRITTLE; dine, with his teeth, and shake it with his mouth like

be killed or dressed elsewhere in the said town, save in a roll; also twist a pair of congs round a man's neck,


the same buildings, under pain that each person offend. by way of a Deckcloth, in a twinkling ; and break a Sir Peter Pride, Mr. Hillyard, jun. Mr. Lovemore, I ing, contrary to this act, shall forfeit and pay the sum * Large kitchen poker across his armı with the utmost Master Hillyard; Clodpole, Mr. Hillyard; Mrs. Brittle, of twenty shillings for each and every offence. 1 gang froid, a few evenings since, after taking a drain Miss P. Hillyard; Damaris, Miss Hillyard; Lady e or two of cordial, fancied he could serve out the BirPride, Mrs. Hillyard. To begin at eight o'clock, ad. mingham Youth in quick time, and a purse of £5 was mittance 1s. children 6d."

TO THE EDITOR. jostantly collected by the Swells to make it more sweet i I turned out a prime job for Samson, who, in the

course of eigbt minutes, occupying six rounds, put the - quili so completely on Di, that he could not come to be


SIR-I am an elderly young lady, as a certain scratch. Samson made quite a picture of hin-indeed

Freuch author delicately expresses it-d'un certain it was an old friend in the fancy with a new face. Di

age; that is to say, appertaining to forty; a period, showed good game; but his friends advised him, at SIR, -Public speakers and others, when wishing which, in those good times I have heard my mamma the end of the 5th round, when time was called, to give to impress their hearers with the importance of the comment upon, was considered the going-out season in, as he had not a shadow of a chance, Samson, how subject upon wbich they are speaking, say " it is of for timid girls; but jo tbese degenerate days, when ever, very liberally told Di to take his own time. Af. the first importance." Others, when wishing to infaucy is called youth, and virgin maturity old age, ter one minute and a half bad elapsed, Di again show-I make the same impression, say “it is of the last is fairly shoved forward half a century in the fore. ed fight, when Samson gave him such a receipt in full,

importance.” Now, Sir, could you or any of your ground of society. Though, through the bad taste that poor Di was in a trance for a few seconds, and

correspondents inform me which phrase is proper, you aod Vandalism of the past generation of beaux, I am quite forgot all about the table and pokers, Samson had not a scratch; and made Di a present of ten bob to

would confer an obligation of the greatest import coustrained to wear the yellow wreath of celibacy, get something to wash his mug -Josh. Hudson, who

ance on


still my heart, unchanged by the progress of years, so lately disposed of the Swell in such a swellish man Liverpool, Dec. 21.

JULIUS. retaius so much of its wonted spusibility, that were ger, and who, in consequence, had been making “ too

it oot for the useful effects resulting from the invenIrce ever sioce, the other eveniug, when almost as

tion of sal volatile and Hungary water, I am sure I groggy as a sailor three sheets in the wind, being in


should suffer as much as Cecilia during her Billipscompany with Turner, Shelton, Martin, and Purcell,

gate altercation with the hackoey-coachman, or poor Josh. talked of milling the whole kit, Shelton, &c. at which they only smiled in the most perfect good

Sir --In passing through the different streets of this little Eugenia when she tumbled off the see-saw, and kumour. Josh. however, would not be deniedfight

hi town during the last three or four wet days, I was surprised to bruke her leg-by the way, a very uoheroine-like he would, observing, at the be wouid, observing, at the same time, that be could find many of the cause ways unpaved; but one in particular Il event! beat both the Nonpareils ! Turner declared over and I will point out, and that is opposite a timber yard in Scotland-road, From the above duetto of elegant similies, you over again, he had much rather not fight; but Ned which, in wet weather is almost impassable (especially for the may nearly anticipate what my pen basteps to tell was compelled to take a turn. The action immediately ladies) without having to cross over the street to the other side you; namely, that I am a most ardent and sincere commenced. The science of Turner was fine and of the way. Now, as the expense would be very tufling, I should admirer of that species of study vulgarly denomi

fective; and in two instances, where he might have wish our worthy chief magistrate to cause the sime to be done nated romance reading ; indeed, to such a degree pasisbed Josh. in a severe manner, he tapped him on forth with which will oblige many of the inhabitants in Scotland that I always sleep with the “ One-banded Mook" the shoulder, and said, “ Josh. I won't hit you." road, as well as

A DAILY PASSER BY. There was no closing. Josh. went down beavily seve-1 Liverpool, Dec. 13, 1820.

under my pillow, and generally contrive to smuggle

the “Castle of Otranto," gigantic sword and all, into Tal times; and he was also punished sharply about the mouth. The game of Josh. wis excellent, but he had

my muff, on my weekly visits to St. Anne's church, Do chance, and Turner had not a scratch. After fight

much to the discomfiture of my little dog Bigou; ing about a quarter of an hour, it was observed to the


that respectable quadruped having for a length of combatants, "they were not fighting for a prize, and

time before been the regular and sole occupier of it was better to tie it up." Josh. was then taken away;

aforesaid tenement. I have wept witb Evelina, he however talked about fighting another day. It was

SIR, -As fowing to the unfortunate accident which

sigbed with Camilla, and pouted with Indiana, the daffy in Josh. that kicked up all the row. It was happened about a fortnight ago) some notice was taken

eaten hot cake with Amanda, cracked walnuts with in the Mercury, of the shameful practice of driving not Hudson that fought; and Tom Owen was seen to

em in the cen

o Werter, sliced bread and buiter with Charlotte, pull out his wipe, and apply it to his ogles, on witnessing this foolish row between his two boystwo game

the town; for the information of your numerous readers, I learned the mysteries of worked chairs from Har chicks of his own rearing!

I beg leave to send you a copy of the section of an act riet Byron, and played hop step and jump with of Parliament, which provides a remedy. They will Glorvina, or the wild Irish girl; not that I mean then see who is to blame; and I hope, that, to the nu to say, that I have actually and bona fide (as Mr. merous improvements now taking place in this town, Prosody says) atchieved these exploits ; but my will be added the building of a place properly situated imagination is so keeply alive to what I read, that for the purpose.


fancy performs what reality denies one. The above

books are my favourites, and with them I often hold 25. Geo. III. cap. 12, sec. 41.-And whereas the A FAMILY OF ACTORS. slaughtering or killing of beasts or cattle in the public sweet

blic sweet conference, in (as Lady Morgan expresses it) parts of the said town (Liverpool) is found to be exceed that dulcet attunepient of ideality and sensitiveness, TO THE EDITOR.

ingly noisome and offensive to the inhabitants thereof, sweet as the morning dew drops glittering on the and the keeping and using of butchers' stalls, shambles, verdant daisy which decks the mountain side-by

or shops, fronting to the streets and public passages in the by, I could never righily understand that simile. SIR,—The following PLAYBILL may, probably,

the said town, is also very inconvenient to the said Setting aside the various advantages derived from form an acceptable article' among your Dramatic

inhabitants : therefore, for the remedy thereof, be it romances, in the consequent eulargement of soul, Notices. I understand that the Thespian family, enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that it shall and

and mental melioration in the acquisition of new and whose performances are announced in it, was well may be lawful, to and for the Common Council of the

beautiful ideas, there are certaio peculiar joys every known in Lancashire and Yorkshire, about the latter

said town, to contract and agree with any person_or
persons, bodies politic or corporate, whether Lay or Ec-

True disciple must experience during their perusał: end of the last century. It would be a fact worth clesiastical, and with all other persons whatsoever for the delight of being nearly frightened out of your as pertaining, whether or not any of the theatrical the purchase of such land or ground, within the liberties reason, the enjoyment attendant on a mental fit of brood arrived at any excellence in their profession. of the said town, as they, the said Common Council, the ague, the sensation of pleasure when every vein



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