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is frozen, every artery benumbed, and our teeth, what he wants, and this idea at the time of going ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS.-Our present publication respondent to our feelings, chatter like Erminia's preponderates over every idea to the contrary; se contains so much original matter, that we have liela bonen jo the old coffio; the refreshing and exhila. that, whether he get it or not, be expected to get it

room for one department of the same nare little

room for one department of the work upon which we ratiog state of body we experience after under-|(but in a less degree) the same as if it had been left

set soine value, we mean “ The Gleaner,” which we going a sudatory vapour bath; the delight in the at a "certain place” for him ; for, even then, he

never willingly omit in any one number of the Kan impracticability of turning your eyes the hundredth could not be actually certain of getting it, as Mi.

leidoscope ; for, however desirable original composi

tions may be, we hold in no less estimation à ses part of a degree from their straight-forward position,chael Scott seems to imply, he could only expect it; / ries of good selections, continued through our 1o. for fear of encountering a Bethlem Gabor stare, or but his expectation, in that case, would be of the lume, and forming altogether an extensive and being struck dead by a Schedoni frown; and the highest degree; but still it would be only expecta entertaining series of instructive reading, attained bracing health' acquired by your aerial voyage tion. So that, in my opinion, if a person goes to seek without the drudgery of wading through the bad to through the Sadler balloonarian (permit me to a thing with the idea of getting it (which be certainly arrive at the good. Such a collection as that we cobe coin a word) regions of azure sky and fanciful does) he goes for it.

template under the head “Gleaner," will , ssimilate improbability, as refreshing as a sixpenny trip in Dec, 20th 1820.

with those entertaining miscellanies, “The Curiosi an Irish jingle, or au afternoon's expedition in

ties of Literature,” &c. collected by D'Israeli, and that very respectable vehicle, the Wavertree di.

others. . ligence; what can be finer than Scbemoli's glassy

The necessity we feel this week of publishing the Ker (not glass) eye! what more captivating than

INHUMANITY.

leidoscope early on the Monday, owing to its being Betblem Gabor's whiskerx! what more delicately

Christmas-day, obliges us to be as brief as possibi! pleasing than the wax figure and iron chair in the

with our correspondents, who will, we trust, exchange & Mysteries of Udolpho," and what more magnifi.

TO THE EDITOR.

any inaccuracies or unavoidable omissions, of which cently horrid than the phosphorus bottle in the

we may be guilty under such circumstances; and

which we shall endeavour to expiate in our next. “ mysterious band !" it is the graod hyperbole of SIR, An instance of such unexampled barbarity horror, and towers at the top of the climax of terror, that I could scarce credit it, has been just related CRUELTY TO INFERIOR ANIMALS.-A lette >> wbile beneath it rise, io gradual ascension, western

peared in last Friday's Mercury, signed CExsor; i into me by a gentleman on whose veracity and honour turrets, lonely heath, midoight groans, moving ta.

reference to which we take the opportunity to observe, pestry, blood, ghosts' and the inquisition, with all I can well rely. I wish to hold ap the circumstance

that we have heard all the disgraceful particolao na ihe delightful hurrors attending that mysterious to public view, as well as for the purpose of its exo specting the cat-stealers, and cat-worriers, confirmed edifice Proin my ardour in the cause, you may citing sentiments of disgust towards the perpetra

by the writer of that letter. We have now to ackson easily conjecture i bat I have not suffered my talents

ledge another letter, signed H. St. John, relating 13 to lie idle, and on this subject I chiefly address you,

" tor of the offence, and to make him feel (if he pos similar atrocities, probably committed by the selle in order to assist me in the distribution of two little sessers any feeling) proper sensations of compunc same parties; as we are loath to believe that thert works, the production of leisure hours and literary tion and remorse.

are many such wretches to be found amongst us. !

these cowardly and disgusting practices be repeatedly retirement; one is “ Sally Snds, or the mysterious One evening, a Gentleman was walking down it will be proper to publish the names of the partia e .Chambermaid," in nine volumes, octavo; the other,

« Sir Theophilus O'Blarney;" the former bears a

full length; and we assure them, that we sball Box ; and bearing a noise on the other side the

deterred from adopting that measure, by the appre strong but flattering likeness to “ Ivanhoe," the lat- street, was attracted towards the occasion of it;

hension of any dreadful consequence, from the indig ter is more on the plan of " Anastasius." Terms for to his surprise he beheld a young man of fashionable nation of such contemptible poltroons. If such a subscription, three guineas a copy; and the “ Two appearance holding in his hand a cat, whilst his

ciety as that we once attempted to establish is the Wealthy Farmers," versified by the author, as a

town were in existence, there would soon be an el gratuitous gift to each subscriber. They will be logo il he dogs (less brutal than their master) were worrying to such detestable outrages as we have had som

occasion to notice. We have by no means abandoned published next month, along with Kenilworth ; and it. The poor creature uttered cries of agony, and

the intention of making a second effort in the coast indeed I have little doubt of the success of the whole made many attempts to escape from its inhuman of humanity and decency; and we shall shortly be -trio with the public. Betty has just brought me in pervecutor : in vain, it was literally toro to pieces.

dicate a column or two of the Kaleidoscope te tot that enchanting work Melmorb, and Bigou is crying

promotion of a scheme, for the success of which s* for bis dinner (and bis tbird to-day), so I must bid To The Gentleman before alluded to, felt such horror

timate acquaintance with the character of our in you good day! and subscribe myself, with fraternal at the sight, that he instantly knocked the savage men holds out a very rational prospect. feelings, your partner in talent,

down; the other rose, and was again deservedly hurled BRIDGETINA ADAIR.

WEIGHTS OF COALS.CARBON complains, as a pret

chaser of river coals, that he now receives only !! P.S. A shocking rude correspondent of yours has high words pe High words passed between the parties, they exchang

lbs. instead of 120 lbs. per cwt; an alteration wak

was recently made by municipal authority, and which composed a satirical poem on me, which appeared | ed cards, and separated; but, from that period to a few weeks sioce in your paper. As Sterne said, the present nothing further has transpired. Cruelty

CARBON attributes to undue favour towards the catal

coal companies, to whose system of weights the me in relation to a dead ass, “ I am sure I have a soul," and cowardice are ever connected togetber, as I bite trade must now conform. Our correspondent so I say, in relation to a living one, he has none; , noreover, bis barbarous mistake in regard to my lieve Sterne says.

be aware, that such a regulation cannot make a

dearer: prices will be proportionate; and, thaca, name, omitting the soft Italian termination-besides, Had this barbarous act been committed by a per no grieyance arises from the regulation. We ha I take my oath I never wore“ mazarine blue" in my

“ mazarine blue" in my son in the lowest class of society, it would still have express our opinion, that the present varietiesof wages · life, being always drest in a pensive straw colour,

and measures, of long hundreds and short hundreds ,which Dr. Marrowfat said becyme my complexiou been inexcusable: what shall we iben think of it in a

wine measure and ale measure, apothecaries' Fernant best.

young man of liberal education and respectable fa. and avoirdupoise weight, statute acres and Chestie Soho-street. mily? Assuredly, that he must have made the worst

acres, and bushels of all sizes, are discreditable to the

common sense of the country. Weights and measure use of the former, and now disgraces the latter. ought to be made so simple and uniform, that win

a hundred weight, an acre, or a bushel be spoken oly TO THE EDITOR..

I am, Sir, yours, &c.

we may understand what is meant, and judge al ** Liverpool.

H. ST. JOHN.

lative prices accordingly. SIR,—In reply to the letter of Michael Scott, in your last Kaleidoscope, I take the liberty to say that

Printed, published, and sold a person will not look for a thing (except at the de To Correspondents.

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. sire of another) io a place where he has no idea of

Liverpool Mercury Ofice. finding it; in the hurry of looking he may, as Mi. chael says, look in a place, where, if he gave himself. Some errata have, it seems, crept into the report of the sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Mamilie time to reflect, he might be sure it could not be; Rev. Mr. Philip's Address, published in our last, ofl. Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street ; ML..

Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Pubx

which we were not apprized until it was too late to but as he does not give bimself time for reflection,

particularise them in our present number. Next

Library, Lime-street; Mr. G. P. Day, Newstraa his idea at the time is, that he will find it there

Dale-street; Mr. Lamb. -Hanover-street; and NT

week we shall not fail to notice them. or why does he look? What other reason can be

· John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money say have but to satisfy himself that the thing is not

London, Sherwood and Co. Warrington, Mr. Harr.293. We have, for the reasons above assigned, reserved for Dublin, J. K. Johnston & Co. Preston, Mr. Whittie, there? No one would surely be such an idiot as to

our next, the first of a series of original papers, formed Manchester. Mrs. Richardson Stoke. Mr. Tomkinson look for a thing, where, at the same time, hewas sure

on the model of the “ Hermit in London," and rela.

Stockport, Mr. Dawson. Hanley, Mr. Allbut. it could not be. ting to the manners and customs of the good people Leeds, Mr Dewhirst.

Wigan, Messrs Lyor In answer to the second part of his letter, I beg of Liverpool

Bolton, Mr. Kell.

Ormskirk, Mr. Garside to say, that when a person goce lo seek a thing, he

Hull, Mr. Perkins.

Blackburn, Mr. Rogers hag an iden, that at some particular place be will get | We have duly received R. P.-AMICUS-R. H. B. Lancaster, Mr. Bentham.

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of it consulted on a subject relative to to trace the progress of the arts in the

the arts, but the necessary information was different schools; it is to this silly and unON COLLECTING PRINTS. most easily obtained. Such a facility forms meaning mode of arrangement that we owe

the value of a collection; and the great plea- the imprudencies of the Strutt and Bryan , (Written for the Kaleidoscope.) sure of possessing one, most amply repaying illustrators, who, rather than fall short, of

the cost and the trouble of being regular a specimen of an artist mentioned in their

and systematic in the arrangement. Dictionary, will pay, for a contemptible 70 THB EDITOR.

It is not my intention to give a history of frontispiece, or book-plate, a price which

the Art of Engraving, to explain the different would have purchased a fine work of Marc And bere the faithful graver dara to traco

processes of that art, or to offer any advice Antonio or Albert Durer! The advantages.. A Michael's grandeut, and a Raphael's grace !" on the chuice of specimens from the works of the latter or chronological arrangement,

of its followers; it will be enough for me to are too obvious to the judicious collector, bir-lo my last I submitced to you say, that, on the former subjects the reader to need my recommendation

" observations on the advantage and will find ample information in the various To effect, then, this desirable purpose, [. lity of collecting Prints. I shall now, Encyclopedias, and in the introductory chap- should advise that a collection should be - your permission, fulfil my promise of ters of " Strutt's biographical Dictionary of divided into schools, viz. the ITALIAN;' the

beg to your readers some idea of a very Engravers," &c. And, on the latter, he GERMAN, the FLEMISH and Dutcu; the imple and easily effected arrangement of may consult the same work, Bryan's Dic- FRENCH; and the ENGLISH: and it will be : ir collections.

tionary of Painters and Engravers, and Mr. necessary to have a port-folio, of a conveni.. Having frequently had the high gratifi- Otley's correct and highly-valuable History ent size, viz. about 24 by 18 inches, for each

Alan of seeing Mr. Roscoe's collection, of the Origin of Engraving, &c. in our own of these schools : my experience leads me. sten it was in the possessession of that Gen. language; and the inestimable labours of prefer port.folios without leaves, having

ernan; much as I prized the rare, and valu-Heineken, in his • Idée générale d'une Col- leather flaps ; as into such (having mount. . = We specimens it contained, tome it possessed lection," his Dictionnaire, des Artising paper cut to the size). I can at any time..

Indescribable charm, equal at least to tes:" of Bartsch, in his Peintre Grao introduce my specimen in its proper place, its riches - it was that of arrangement. veur," and various Catalogues ;and of and mount it at my leisure. Every print, de enviable facility it thus afforded of con- Huber, in the “ Manuel des Arts et des Ama- should have a number, and these numbers dting the works of the different masters, teurs,” and “ Notices générales," with many should commence with the earliest master i well as of contemplating the progress of other foreign publications. In these works, of the school, and run on in chronological in each school, was, in my opinion, of his attention will be directed to, and his judg- I progression, as near to the present day, as -utmost consequence, and gave a value ment assisted in, the choice of his specimens. the judgment or taste of the possessor in : that collection beyond many others that He will be taught to value the originality | duces bim to go forward in the pursuit... lave seen, although perhaps more costly and excellence of impression, he will be. llere, I am well aware that the difficulty. .. 4 more numerous. The collection was shown how to distinguish the copy and the begins. We have no such progressive armed, as we are told, in the advertise- retouched print: in short, he will be enabled | rangement to guide us, at least, not in our int to the sale catalogue of Mr. Roscoe's to detect imposition, and to select only what | own language. I have therefore taken, as RAWINGS, « chiefly for the purpose of is valuable. "

far as I find it serviceable to my purpose, astrating by a reference to original and It appears that there are two methods of that of Huber's Manuel, which I find the thentic sources, the rise and progress of arranging a' collection of prints ; the one, most perfect, if not the only one by which earts in modern times, as well in Germany alphabetically, or according to the first let- a collection can be arranged, so as to enable in Flanders and Italy." By the order of ter of the artist's name ; and the other chro- the possessor to mark the progressive im

arrangement, as well as in the number nologically, or "according to the date in provement or decadence, of the art : but dexcellence of its specimens, it was fully which he lived and flourished. The former the Manuel" may be improved upon by a mpetent to such a purpose ; and never seems to me to fail in the principal induce- little attention to the subject, as I shall.com in the liberal and enlightened proprietor ment to collecting that of being enabled deavour to show hereafter, . ..

of prints ; the one collection can be arranine progressive im. thentic sources, the rise and in Germany alphabetically, or accordand the other chro- the posses

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OF THE ITALIAN Şchool. rate port-folios ; they deserve particular : A refinement of taste and superiority notice as being always the prosluction of the

Ube Cleaner. of execution, if not a priority of dis- greatest masters : witness, the magnificent “I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's covery, give to this school the first rank wood cuts of Titian, and the splendid sup."

Les by WOTTON, in the art of engraving. I shall therefore Chiar-oscuroes of Parmegiano, of Becca

I THE UNICORN DISCOVERED. proceed to show a mode which I should fumi, of Vincentini, and of Andreani.lv

mi, ot Vincentini, anu Of Anarcarlo | [From the St. James's Chronicle of Dec. 19 to 21, 1000 recommend for the arrangement of the The Etchings also of this school form specimens which belong to it. The disco- a most valuable and interesting series. They We have no doubt that a little time will bring telit very of the art in Italy is said to have been will commence with the matchless works of many

commence with the matchlese works of many objects of natural history, peculiar to the care made about the year 1460, by Maso Fini- of Parmegiano and the artists of Lombardy, animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoma, pa

| regions of central Asia, and hitherto unknown guerra, a goldsmith of Florence. His works continuing progressively to comprehend the in the two former. This is an opinion which we are of the greatest rarity, and it is almost spirited and beautiful productions of the long entertained ; but we are led to the expression de hopeless, that a collector, of moderate for- Carracci and of Guido and his scholars, 1:

lehendend' is holire on the present occasion, by having been favoured a tune, 'should possess even a single specimen which the enlightened Bartsch has thought Major Latier, commanding in the the Rajah of first

the perusal of a most igteresting communicatie by him ; yet I would give to him the mark of sufficient consequence to form a distinct territories, in the hilly country cast of Nepaul, y of honour, No. 1, proceeding with the next catalogue. M. 'Huber has brought up the to Adjutant. general Nicol, and transmitted by in chronological succession, as thus:- Italian School of Engraving as far as the

the Marquis of Hastings. This iniportant par

" çitly states, that the unicorn, so long considered af Maso Finiguerra, No. 1-Baccio Baldini, year 1776, and it contains about 310 different lous animal, actually exists at this moment, in this No. 2.-- Antonio Pollajuollo; No. §.-San. artists. The systematic regularity I here re- ¢erior of Thibet, where it is well known to the inte .dro Botticello, No. 4. Andrea Alantegna, commend will at first require a little attenta No: 5-Zoan Andrea, No. 6. I. M. de tion, but it affords so many advantages, I rious fact, and it may be necessary to menting

• This (we copy from the major's letter) is a very Brigiensis, No. 7.-I. A. de Brisiensis, No.Ithat no "collector will regret the time and circumstance" became known to me lo The 8.-Jerome Mocetto, No. D. Nicoletto 'da trouble bestowed on such an arrangement. manuscript, containing the names of different Modena, No. 10. Benedetto Montagna, The Sale Catalogue of Mr. Roscoe's cold procured the other day from the hills, the comicon No. 11--Robetta, No. 12.

classed under the head of thise whose hoofs are divide Domenico lection, although it may not include the lit

qe te it is called the one-horned tso'po. : Upon enquiries Campagnuola, No. 13. Julio Campagnuola, works of several artists which may be desi- kind of animal it was, to our astonishment No. 14. MARC ANTONIO RAIMONDI, 1 table, will be of great assistance in the ar: son who brought me the manuscript described, can No. 15, and iso' on. 7. a

frangement of the different schools, but of
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contest of the unicorn of the ancients : saying that it was

1 of the interior of Tibet, about the size of a better The foregoing will serve to shew the this more especially. For the series of En- borse

w wel this more especially: For the series of en horge from 12 to 13 hands high), fierce, and order of arrangement, 'as far as the time gravers, see page 27, for the Etchings page wild ; seldom, if ever, caught alive; but for of Marc Antonio, whose "works, with 71, and for the Wood Prints, &c. page. 149. shot; and that the flesh was used for food. those of bis scholars, form so brilliant an and it may be proper to notice here that, in

il' « The person (Major Latter adds) who gave in epoch in the art of engraving, in Italy. The the “ Manuel," the series coinprehends the eaten the flesh of them. They go together in

this information, has repeatedly seen these anima works of the artists before his time are Works of every Artist : the Engraver " au like our wild buffaloes ; and are very frequently more objects of curiosity than excellence, burin," the Wood Engraver ten bois,” met with on the borders of the great desert although many of them, especially those of the Etching “a l'eau forte," &ri, But 1

** But month's journey from Lassa, in that part of the an

inhabited by the wandering Tartars.l ity Andrea Mantegna, evince no common share would advise the amateur to place each of | This communication is accompanied by a of ability. I 5.1.15;wm ts if . ni bol these particular walks of Art as well as the made by the messenger, from recollection : it benne From Marc Antonio and his school, to Mezzotinta and Aquatinta. if he thinks the resenıblance to a horse, but has 'cloven hoofs, 1

curved horn, growing out of the forehead, and a the time of Agostino Carracci and his scholar two latter worthy of his notice, in a separatel

So shaped tail, like that of the “ferra móppceros." Villamena, the works of every master are port-folio, and he will find no difficulty inscribed by Pling. From its herding together, worth possessing, and will follow in an in-effecting a chronological arrangement of unicorn of the scriptures is said to do, as well as the teresting succession. Beyond the time of them as he has done his Engravings.

In the rest of the description, it is evident that it canna

il the rhinoceros, which is a 'solitary animal; besides, the latter, it will remain for the taste or in. In my next I shall offer a few remarks on jor L. states, that, in the Tibetian manuscripir clination of the amateur to decide how much the German, Flemish, and Dutch Schools : rhinoceros is described under the name of kers further he will go ; if after that period he and remain, Sir, truly yours: investissotel Wij horse,' well known in Thibet, for that al

on classed with the elephant ; neither (says he) ist continues to collect, I should advise him to si

-- AN AMATEUR. different name, and is classed 'in' the MS. with the att forin a separate pórt-folíol of the later

mals which have the hoofa undivided. I have writer Italiaq School," in which he may place some

| (he subjoins) to the Sachia Lama, requesting bun con ciment, and eventoñrint binneoleThe Fall of Carthage-bridge. The superb structure T of Carthage-bridge, which called forth the admiration

ure procure me a perfect skin of the animal, with the he with the works 'of the justly celebrated of all who visited it, was completed in January, 1819 | horn, and hoofs ; but it will be a long time before la Rabhael Morchen... onds":!.. Suddenly and unexpectedly it fell into tte immense gulf get it down, for they are not to be met with sesterni

I over which it is erected, the afternoon of the 2nd May, 8 month's journey from Lassa. "i sha refpony - Before I quit the notice of the Italian 1820. This Bridge was a single 'arduot iron, which 1894

1 iu extent and height stood unrivalled in this country or ö In wpeaking of the wild beasts of ladin, Miay saya mer School, it will be necessary to observe, that in Europe. The arch co sisted of nine ribs, its chord I gard to the animal in question, I would advice that thode valuable orta ofl 332 feet, and Height of the railing above the water 200 * Asperrimandaule feram monocerterne reliquo con feet. The length of the floor 31 feeta It was imporal equo similom.capite, servopedibus phantorum

vite tacitor artz the wood outs and PRINTS I CHIARO-tant in its location, as it connected at Genescetivele muzito gradi no cornu pigiomielit

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bim and his customers. It was this difficulty, no

doubt, that suggested to village post-men tho (Fromi Beltoni's Travelo.)

Petrus Ramus tells us of a wooden eagle and an iron friendly, practice of displaying ibeir uncalled-for
Ay, made by Regiomontanus, a famous mathematician letters in the office window, where they migbt baply

of Nuremburg, whereof the first flew forth out of the meet the eye either of the person for whom they A strong wind that farose this day leado me to city, aloft in the air, met the Emperor Maximilian a were jatended, or of some good-natured neighbour, Beation some particulars of the pbenomena that often good way off, coming towards it ; and, having saluted who, if he had not money to “louse" the same happen in Egype. The first I shall notice is the whirl.

him, returned again, .waiting on him to the city gates would at least apprise his friends that such thiogo

The second, at a feast, whereto be had invited his fa; lawaited them. But in Galluway they manage these einds, which occur all the year round, but especially miliar friends, flew forth from his hand, and, taking a & the time of the caseen wind, which begins in round, returned thither again, to the great astonish,

mallers better, and particularly in that secluded

I region which stretches between the Glenkens and April, and lasts fifty days. Hence the name of cam. ment of the beholders; both of which the excellent on, which in Arabic signifies ifty.

| Newton stewart, ibey have adopted a mode of com-
I pen of the noble Du Bartas rarely expressed.
It generally
In the twentiecha year of Queen Elizabeth, Mark

muuication, which in point of simplicity, is worthy News from south-west, and lasts four, &ve, or sil days, Scaliot, 'á blacksmith, made a lock, consisting of eleven of the days of Lot aud Abram. In this part of the sichout varying, so very strong, that it raises the sands pieces of iron, steel, and brass, all whicb, together country the farms are very large, and at the exarteat height, forming a general cloud, so thick that with 1 pipe-key !o it, weighed but one grain of gold, tremity, or as near as may be to the extrepity of

He also made a chain of gold, consisting of forty-three each farm, there is generally a rock, which ibe 1 Impossible to keep the eyes open, if not under links, wbereunto kaving fastened the lock and key be. I berds denominate the post office. Well, the perpret. It is troublesome even to the Arabs, it forces tore mentioned, he put the chald about a fléa', neck,

which drew them aŭ with ease. All ebese together, the nad foto the houses through every cranny, and

son, we shall say, who resides in the least remote lock and key, chain and filea, being weighed, the

mooth ellery thing with it. The caravans cannot proceed

farm, sends to ibę neighbouring village or burgbweight of them was but one grain and a half-Faybian,

town, for the newspaper, wbich he has no sovner the desarts; the boats cannot continue their voy-lanx. p. 128.

perused, than he commits it to the care of a pturdy ya; and the travellers are obliged to eat sand in spite Joycmecides was also eicellent in that kind of work: herd, who forth with deposits it in some chink of the I their teeth. The whole is like a chaos. Often a manship. He wrought, out of ivory, a carriage, with rock already mentioned; from this place it is picked atity of sand and small stones gładóally ascendo co

lour wheels, and as many horses, in so small a come up by the servant of the adjujning tenant, who, in

pu that a fly might cover them all with her wings. his turn, forwards it to soare second slation, and in great height, and forms a column sixty or seventy The same man made a ship, with all her tackling to it, this way, we are told, the Dumfries and Galloway Jeet le diameter, and so thick, that were it steady on so small that a bee, mighe hide te with her wings.- Courier will pass throuzb eight or lea different me spoc, it would appear a solid mass. This not only Plin.l.7.0. 91. p. 167. Alian. Var. Hist.l. 10.17.p!

15. Servius de Une Armar:p. 562. svensbe

11.Pbands, and over twice tbe, number of miles, in the roles within its own ctcutiference, but runs in a

Oswaldus Norbingerus, the most excellent

d course of a day or two, illumipating the liegen * Trentar direction over a great space of ground, some this of any former les made 1000 dishes of turned every turn. 4ed carrying the news and povelies de

a maiorining itself in motion for half an bour, ivory, all perfect ind complete in every part, yet so London to the inmost recesses of Locb Dupa or where le falli te accumulares a mati biti of sand.

small, thin, and slender, that all of them were in-| Locb Ddo geoo. -- Dumfries Paper. od lep dhe poor craveller who is caughe under le !

cluded at unce in a cup fuèded out of, a pepper-corn of

the common bignes. Johannes Carolus Shad, of MiThe next phenomenon is the mirage, often descri- telbracb, carried this wonderful work with him to Tiberavellers, who assert having been deceived by ic. Rome, showed it to Pupe Paul the Fifth, who saw and COMPARATIVE NIÍMRER

T RS ut distance it appears tô them like water. This is

22 counced them all by the help of a pair of spectacles ;
they were so little as to be almost invisible to the eye.

. AT BIRTH. Tanfoly the face, and I' must confecs that I have beep

He then gave liberty to as many as would be them ved myselt, even after I was aware of it. The amongst whom were Gaspar Scioppius, and Johannes | The celebrated M. Hufeland, of Bertha bacinanted the want in blance to water, and the strong desire for Faber, of Bamberge, physician, in Ronie.-Petr.

loss with whatenna daites for Faber, of Bamberge, physician, in Ronie.-Petr. Ser- I his Journal of Practical Medicine, some interesting obode dement, made me conclude, in spite of all my vii, Dissert. de Ung. Armariot p. 66, 67.

Joban
ta Ferrarius, a J

vincevations in illustration of the comparative number of the not to be deceived, that it was really water I showed openly, cannoks of wood, with their carria

showed openly, cannoks of wood, with their carriages, sexes at birth. The number of males born Webal . . It generally appears like a still lake, so unmoved wheels, and all other misicary furniture, (small and females, observes the learned Professor, seems to be a wind, that every thing above is to be seen most

slender ones you must think,) for twenty-five of these, 1 to 20, over the whole earth; and before they reach the gly reflected by it, which is the principal cause

togetber with thirty cups, turned out of wood, and

neatly made, were 'altogether coprained and included | age of puberty, the proportion of the sexes is reduced deception. If the wind agitate any of the in one single pepper-corn, which yet was such a's ex. to perfect equality, for more boys than gizls die before aut arise above the borizon of the mirage, the eeded not

they are fourteen. After extending his interesting 200mm lo seen perfectly at a great distance. If the tra

Armariot p. 67. 68. 21, versi stand elevated much above the mirage, the Hippolicus d'Este, Cardinal of Ferrara, there are reAt Tibur or Tivoli, near Rome, in ebe gardens of parison over animated nature in general, Profeands

Hufeland enters into an inquiry peculiar to himsell, to urant water seems less united, and less deep; for, as presentations of sundry birds, sirring on the tops of endeavouring to ascertain the principles and commenco Gya look down upon it, there is not thickness trees, which, by hydraulic art, and secret conveyances

ment of the equality of the sexes. In some familias, vel in the vapour on the surface of the ground to

of water through the trunks and branches of the
trees, are made to sing and clap their wings; 'bụt, at

says he, equality evidently does not hold. In some, the al the earth from the sight. . But if the traveller | the sudden appearance of an owl out of a bush of the children are all boys, in others, all girls. He next pro

level with the borizon of the mirage, he can. same artifice, they imniediately become all mute and I ceeds to take several families. 90. 30.
e through it, so that it appears to him clear silent. le was the work of Claudius Gallus, as Posse-
vious loforms us. -Hist. Man. Aris, c. 3. p. 37.

one place, in conjunction, or small villages of 150 a. Bý pútring my head first to the ground, and

| 300 inhabitants. But eventhen the just proportion is mounting a camel, the height of which froth the

not yet established. In some years, only boys, in others band might have been about ten feet at the most, I

PRIMITIVE POST OFFICE.

only girls were born; nay, this disproportion continued od a great difference to the appearance of che

for a series of a year or two, but by uniting ten or Afteen tage. Oo approaching it, it becomes thioner, and

Persons who by living within the precincts of a years together, the regular equality appeared. He next paans as if agitated by the wind, like a field of ripe.

considerable town, receive their letters as regularly considered, that what took place in small populations It gradually vanishes as the traveller approaches, as their bol rolls, and who can at any time divert must take place every year in larger societies; and he at last entirely disappears when he is on the spot. the ennui of a vacant evening by a visit to a public accordingly found it.confirmed by actual equiteration • The third phenomenon is the locusts. These aci. news room or circulatiog library, have no adequate

He went so far as, by the aid of the Minister of State, I have seen in such clouds, chat twice the number

idea of the avidity with which their brethren of the Schackmann, to ascertain the comparative number of the same spice would form an opaque mans which

country devuur á new publication, or the shifts
they are sometimes' put io io communicatiog with

boys and girls born in one day over the whole Prússias bald wholly incercepe the rays of the sun, and cause

the world around them. To the perfection of her dominions, and the result corresponded with his aptack plete darkness. They alight on fields of corn, or

mail.coach and post-office systems, Great Britain pations. The general conclusions arrived at by M vegetables, and in a few minutes devout their is allowed to surpass every other couatry upon the Hufeland are as follow. .... bola produce. The natives make a great noise to face of the earth, but still there are many inland and 1st. There is an equal number of male and female

han them away in vain; and, by way of retaliation pastoral districts, in which the horo of the post-boy born in the human race.--2d. The equality occunerary sy catch and eat thiem, when fred, considering them

would be a still greater pbenomenon than the cry laev in a
of the bittern. Wide, therefore, in the range of a

the cry day in a population of ten millions. 3. Every week adalaty repast. They are something like a grasscountry letter carrier cummonly is, it candot be ex. 1.

in 100,000.sh. Every month in 50,000.-Sth. Erary eper in form, about two inches lo" length. They

pected that he should every day traverse ite "laos year in 10,000.-6th. And in small societies of several the groerally of yellow" or gold colour, but where

Scotch miles," and embrace the whole circle of milien, every ten 98 fteen yearth.angeb This is done non evro rod and names groga."

"moons wid' dhovece sonic o';" that Iye between occur in individual familia d e ... ...it

not los

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But cries were heard, and murmers deep :

For 1, on life, and ocean's wave OX The slumberer started from his pillow :

By adverse winds have long been tosti
Then all was hushed, save from the steep

Albeit to me, the sailor's grave
The bursting of th' unbridled billow.

Has somewhat of its terrors lost.
At morn the shivered planks were washed,

Perchance, neglect-misfortune's rust
And masts and cordage to the beach :

* (That gathered not, in prosperous hour) Young Alfred, mid the breakers dashed,

Has formed around my heart a crust,
No more his Emma's bower shall reach !

That deadens youthful pity's power.
Poetry.
She, haples maid ! in speechless woe,

Seek you a picture sad and chaste
Heard the dread death her lover met: t

w i. Which lively as their lives shall shire?
(ORIGINAL.),
One sob ;-her cheek resigned its glow ! 3

Bid Genius snatch the brush from Taste
One shriek ;-her mind in darkness set !!

Be his the hand-for weak is mine.-
ALFRED.--A BALLAD.
And she would seek the mountain's slope,

One tomb is reared upon the cliff,
And gazing on the watery waste,

It bears the youth and maid's names
Would cry, still cheered by angel Hope,

And the fisher pauses in his skiffe Messina's port was far behind,.

"O haste thee homeward ! Alfred, haste !"

To tell their worth, their love, their fame And darkness gathered o'er the sky,

Aud when the distant bark she spied,
N

o And loud, and louder blew the wind;

Bounding she'd cry" at last 'tis he:"9 And Alfred's eye no star could spy :

ce1 St. James's, Liverpool, Dec. 1820.03

It passed : the wayward breeze she'd chide, And Alfred from the billows dark.

That kept her love so long at sea. Dar e l The Hag's wild birds could faintly hear :

And still his name hung on her lip, Those birds that ne'er approach the bark, - Save when the furious storm is near,

And she would trace with lily hand.

FAUSTINA MARATTI TO HER RIVAL

FAUSTIN

The figure of his gallant ship,
His pride was, o'er the waters blue,

Rintrodden cand.
Upon the smooth untrodden sand."

i His course from realm to realm to form :

And, frenzied thought would man the poop,

I dea Translated from the Italian.
Por him his crew would dare-would do,
The fearless children of the storm.

And fill with summer winds the sail,
While he, the noblest of the group,

Thou ! who too long in soft and rosy chains In danger's front, inured to stand

Would seem his faithful bride to hail 14 Heldst the dear object of my heart's best care They coursed afar unfathomed fields : And well they honoured that command,

The vision's gone! On the wide waste

Whose angel smile he still delights to priet Which bravery but to bravery yields. 201

Nor bark nor boat are seen to glide,

Whose long loose tresses he still deems so fair Gone as the ship her hand had traced

| Say! did thy Syren tongue's seducing straks Young Alfred's form had long withstood,

Engulphed by the returning tide.

His wrapt attention ever fail to move ?
Unstrung, the tempest's rudest shock,
Regardless of the raging flood, .

He perished, whelmed by wave and wind

Did e'er those eyes on his their radiance bend, When distant from the fatal rock.

Death preved, but seized not, on her formi,

| Nor met responsive tenderness and love?

And deeper whelmed, her lovely mind What, though his speech in tempest hour,

Was wrecked-yet doomed to feel the storm.

From that fair face could he avert his gase? Was rude as winter's crested sens;

To those soft accents turn a listless ear?

Her bosom torn, in maniac mood, At Love or Friendship's sacred power

Yet glow'd with Love's unperished fire; Twas gentle as the suinmer breeze

Ah, no! in me alone his cold disdain

weil w Like embers on the cold wind strewed

Wakes the unheeded sigh, the unpitied tear. The steady fire that 'lumed his eyecato

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That fiercer glow ere they expire.

But why that rosy blush, that downcastept,
Told-all that man dared do, he'd dare,
Al, save from Honour's lists to fly,

The rose has ceased her cheek to press,

Those swift emotions which my fears fulfil?

Quenched are her blue eye's tender rays: Or cease the prostrate foe to spare.

Speak! angwer! speak! Nay, answer no; forker The wreck of all her loveliness,

Joh! tell me not the false one loves thee still! Yet he was conquered; doomed to yield: kmes The frantic laugh: the vacant gaze! Pierced by the shafts from beauty's eyes

And she with shells would deck the cave, Pot what avails the warriors shield 'Gainst Beauty's smiles, or Beauty's sighs ?

legla [Note by a Correspondent.) * Oh! haste thee homeward-Alfred brave, Ahl why should I his prowess sing?

This, surely, all thy smiles shall win."

FAUSTINA MARATTI was the daughter of de Why sing her angel form and bloom

brated painter Carlo Maratti, and wife of the Their virtues can but keener wringan

At length the dawn of reason broke,

ainbatista Zapphi. She died 1710, at Ancona The lover's heart to learn their doom.

And slowly brightening o'er her soul,

Confused, as if from dreams, she woke,
And can oblivion bring relief? Who
Dreams that could sicken"-not console.

O X O
The Tragic Muse sighs, sadly, "Nol a n And she has sought the giddy steep,

78 900 " For there is luxury in the grief,

Once more to list the billows rave:

1 largo That clings to distant tales of woe."

SUNG:
She wept-but did not curse that deep;
The wave now drenched the slippery deck,
She could not-'twas her lover's grave!

(From Moore's National Aira.)
The lightning darted from above;
Nor wind nor wave his thoughts could check
A bark afar was seen to pass ;-

Then fare thee well, my own dear love! Why did she there her blue eyes turn? Of Emma's worth, of Emma's love.d e

10 This world has now for us “ Heaven may have spared ! perhaps" Alas!

No greater grief, no pain above Oh! what can human skill avail,

Thy Alfred's bark shall ne'er return! When o'er the lee the breakers roar!

Im The pain of parting thus, dear losal Rushed on her soul the tale, too true, I The furious blast bursts every sail

The pain of parting thus.
The staggering bark drifts to the shore.

That he had perished far away,-
Their vows-their tender, mute adieu-

Had we but known, since first we met The anchor's gone : 0, vain their toil;

Some few short hours of bliss
Their hopes of many a happier day
She sirikes, each seam the torrent drinks ;

We might, in numbering themi, forget · Around, the yawning billows boil : He was her hope, her joy, her life: W ala

The deep, deep pain of this, dear loro! Heard you that cry? she sinks ! she sinks!

She felt like sole surviving wretch,

10 The deep, deep pain of this.

Spurned on a rock in Ocean's strife, That cry! what worlds of thought were there!

But no! alas we've never seen

Where, never arm in aid could stretch. When, the bark crashing 'neath their feet,

One glimpse of pleasure's ray: Oh! we shall meet, and ne'er to part !" Youth, hope, and strength, and grim despairal

But still there came some cloud between In Her sob was agonized and deep.

And chased it all away, dear lorola In one wild struggling grapple meet ! She droops,-burst is her tender heart ;

And chased it all away. . . When the briglat gleams of joyous life

She falls, insensate, o'er the steep! to

Yet e'en could those sad moments laste With lightning's speed to memory roll ;

Her grave is near the stormy firth, o n til
Quenched sudden in the deadly strife,

Far dearer to my heart
And there the loud voracious deep
While doubt and darkness wrap the soul.

Were hours of grief together past;
That swallowed all her hopes on earth.

Than years of mirth apart, dear love
Tis past l-One hut o'erlooked the strand;
Now lulls her in eternal sleep.

Than years of mirth apart
Within, unconscious, all reposed,
And I have sought the mountain heath

Parewell! our hope was born in fears, When o'er young Alfred and his band - 19.

A few wild flowers around to twine : The boiling waves for ever closed. E

And nurs'd 'mid vain regrets: t "Tis worthy of a fairer wreathe,

"Like winter suns it rose in tears,

And culled by gentler hands than mine. 3. There antall birds are kauwa to seamen by the game of

Like them in tears it sets, dear lore! Mouhay Cary's Chickens. **Hope deferred maketh the heart sick."--Solomon.

Like them in tears it sets.

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