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HORACE, BOOK IV. ODE 13.
“ Audivére, Lyce, Di mea vota."
Lyce, the gods have heard my prayer
In short, you're growing old;
To laugh and look so bold.
Besides, to tell the truth,
And loves the cheek of youth.
And wrinkled is your face ;
Some think it a disgrace.
Would mock your faded charms;
And grace no longer warms.
And turned my foolish head ?
But Cinara is dead.
Unsentenced yet to die,
In its own ashes lie.
ON THE MORALITY OF THE DRAMA.
All the world's a stage,
And all tbe men and women merely players."
Amongst the efforts of genius to delight and instruet
mankind, by picturing the stormy billows or the rise BY THOMAS MULOCK, Esq.
pling waves that roll down the tide of life, spatchive
from the gulf of oblivion " the deeds of the deve I have not wandered with unheeding eye,
other years," or exhibiting the virtues and the vices de Midst nature's marvels; I have sought to blend
the existing generation, none seem so eminently calos My mind with what I gazed on, and to pry
lated to make a deep and lasting impression upon the Into the hidden worth of charms that lend
mind as the well-executed Drama. The painter, with A loveliness to earth; my soul would rend
the peocil of taste, may portray the city, the police, The cloud that veils our vision, and behold
the cottage, and bid their various inhabitants grant The inward grace and glory that transcend
from his canvas in the fidelity of time, and place, and Our farthest thought of beauty ; see unroli'd
circumstance: but bis powers are limited to ananen Creation's page, and mark-what truths are brightly tary glance upon human action; imagination must bend told.
its influence to fill up the chasm ihat preades and
follows his exhibition : his objects (as if nature bid And never did there meet my gladdened glance, made a pause to enable him to sketch them) prevent A wonder more awakening, than the sight
themselves in one immoveable position, and sucker Of that cloud-mingling mountain, on which dance assist the mind to conceive, than impart to it the e The dying splendours of the sun-set light
mated semblance of the active and living seality. The That gilds the glowing west ; the icy height
historian may lead us among the illustrious who have Seems crown'd with roses, momently they fade,
long been gathered to their fathers, but be cannot de As deeper sinks the day-star. but his flight
lineate his figures under the deep workings of passico, Flings hues more tender still, than first arrayed
together with the surrounding scenery, with that rapé The ensky'd snows that here a heavenly hand hath laid. dity of expression, which can alone cause the enmplex
And now those tints are vanished, with the rays picture to burse upon our view; there is still a bazy
obscurity around it that perplexes the keen eye of a Before us the pale vapours : day decays
riosity. The poet who revels in the luxuriant More palpably. ' A cold uncoloured cloud
gions of imagination we can accompany with less Spreads sadly o'er the giant-erag a shroud
difficulty; pursuing pleasure rather than stubborn truud Dimensionless; the evening shadows fall
unbridled fancy completes and embellishes the exp; And find us still to contemplation vowed ;
with him obscurity may lend a charm, for in the For death had darkened o'er us, and the pall
haze of twilight objects more pleasing chan truth to Of our own pensive thoughts at length envelops all !
at noon-day supply often barst upon the imaginario But the dramai ist unites the powers of the historia, the poet and the painter, with a peculiar faculty of
own. Here we do not see the action painted, as is W rama.
dumb show ; nor do we hear it narrated as by an eye witness, or sung to the tune of the minstrel barp; but
we see the living likenessce or the beings themselvek (Written for the Kaleidoscope.)
arrayed in all the pomp and circumstance of vared
character. The curtain of tiny is drawn up, and TO THE EDITOR.
prince, the warrior, the lover, and the peasant pas be
iore us in the attitudes, the converse, and the bathed " To write, or not to write; that is the question:
real exi,tence. The moated castle with its turrets, de Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
Gothic hall, the gorgeous palace and the burada de The stings and arrows of neglected lore.
tage, the hill, the field, the grove, and the ocean *** Or take up “pen" against a horde of crities,
view; and our ears are charmed by the tender score And by opposing, d-n them.
of the love-sick maid, or stunned by the bursting di To write, to think: to think,-- perchance to err. of the infuriate combat. The charm is up: # 17 Aye, there's the rub: for in this poring mood
borce away to an imaginary world; we feel en tu What blunders may arise, when I've thrown off
interest in its events, and in the fate of its inhabitare; My maiden diffidence !"
| we are indigoant with the oppressed; we tu " But who would bear the whips and scoms of the times, the triumphant; we are enthusiastic with the alte The proud man's sneer, the dunce's contumely,
turous; ard we sympathise with the distressed. When he might bravely his renown achieve
hibitions which thus" bold cbe mirror up to nalurt, With a grey goose quill."
and “ give the very age and feature of the time bet
form and pressure," cannot fail to make a deep impit, SIR,- The above quotation will inform you that I
sion on a cultivated mind. It remains to be considera
whether this sumptuous banquet of intellect be depo am an essayist just out of the egg. I am an old bache- ralizing to those who partake of its "pectared swers lor, who have some time meditated trying the experi It appears to me that the morality of the Drama ment, whether a man of moderate knowledge of the generally kept pace with that of the age in wil world, a good deal of travel in early life, an ordinary of the existing Drama. I will pot tire you with a w
was written. As my object is to establish the morale education, and little reading, could possibly enter the history of our earliest exhibitions. The applause ceer Republic of Letters without being stung to death by ed by the auciems in the sixteenth century was chat ad critics, who, unable to write any thing original them
motly concourse, who, themselves ubrefined, knew
how to appreciate the display of deep and impassion selves, fatten, like drones, on the labours of the literary thought conveyed in glowing language. A single per adventurer. Having heard of the decision against the was frequently the mongrel bandling of 'wo or man Drama, at the Literary Society, last Tuesday, and being writers, who, spurning the tramels of arrangeulica
gave it to the world with the rapidity and negligen unable, from hereditary gout (which, together with a
of fluttering and unsettled genius.
Under Steele family bible, comprises the greater part of my father's Addison the stage, in some degree, vindicated to legacy to me) to attend the debate in person, I tender from the charge of immorality. Gamer Gurton .
de (1575) one of the first comedies extant, was soon full and strong, bearing along triumphantly its devoted to the bosoms and businesses of men," has injured the
The lowed by those of Shak speare; Johnson,' Fletcher, victims, and whirling them amidst its storms; until cause of virtue by rewarding it oft-times with wealth her Anal Massinger; and in the seventeenth century the the author in the plenitude of his charity is pleased to and bonours, always with the sweets of approving
inegie Drama, divested of the conceirs, mysteries, and communicate a coup de grace, or suffer exhausted na-conscience; that he has encouraged vice by awarding stiffness of our ancestors assumed a characier more re ture to sink to rest beneath the boiling waves. Talk- its followers fearful dreams, and penalties, and horrors,
hned. Lillo was the first who entered the walks oting of villians, it appears to me that we are very partial and violent death. iai domestic life and pictured tragic scenes of human mi. in Eugland, to the representatives of his satanic ma That there are some dramatic writers who, like Ot
sery and human suffering. Cibber, in co nedy, lashed jesty on earth; and it is to be regretted, that it is poss way, have never " moralised their song" cannot be the absurdities of high life, and satirised its affectations. sible, that in our admiration of a Kean or a M.Cready denied. But shall we fling away the nourishing wheat At length our natinnal love of the surprising, and our | in Richard, in Sir Giles, and in other demoniac parts, through indolence to separate the few tares that are
demand for a more vehement exhibition of the passions, our admiration of the action may produce a momen- aniong it? The public have the power to curb the lia, a filled forth our present class of comely, which detary palliation of the atrocities of the characters they centiousness of the stage, as well as of the press, by lights in perplexing incidents, some occasional pathos, represent.
withdrawing their patronage from ics abuses. Where the poraveling of confusion, and hair breath 'scapes' "These are a few of the evils atrached to the Drama. there is no market for immorality it will never be froin virgin misery, and doubi, and fear, to the suin. I should do injustice to the cause I advocate were I to reared. It is for the public to apply the pruning-knife mit of conubial bliss; and our tragedy, abounding
gedy, abounding adduce more; seeing that my powers are unequal to where its operation may be wanting. It is for them wiib deep pa hos, a generous lover and his weeping do adequate justice to its sterling merics.
to establish the stage as a spotless ornament to our mistress, a villain who aims the assassin blow both ac It appears io me that all our accepted plays are of a country--the school of national refinement-thecradle their loves and their lives, piciable distress, bloodshed, moral tendency. Those of Shikspeare are not only of aspiring genius. It is for them to divest of its poimadness, and premature death.
highly calculated, in their development of plot, " to sonous qualities the feast of reason spread before the It will no doubt be argued by some that the conven: fix the generous purpose in the glowing breast," but generous and the free, that th:y may banquet on the ipe of a multitude of people to nitriess dramatic exhi. they abound throughout with virtuous and impres. | invigorating and nectared sweets of poesy and intellibitions tends to dt moralise, by leading the young and sive trubs. There is nu situation in life which he has gence.
Dosary to expenditure and evil communication. But, not touched with the skill of a master the feeling of - were there uo places of public amusement, does it fold a philanshropist. No man ever said so mucb, and that
low, that after the fatigues of the day, the cheerful so much to the purpose. Equal praise is due to other
oth will necessarily betake hiinself at such a period masters of the Dramd, whose productions bave main. : Do solicary study and improvement ? May he not, I tained possession of the stage. Where have we tiner
for his is the season of pleasure and carelessness) be or more affecting lessons than those conveyed in the aliu red to partake of tbe demoralising, and extrava.. Gamester," the “Fair Penitent," or in the homely (Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve.
ments in Science or Art: including, occasionally, sin. pant enjoyments of the tavern, or the still more dan- buc impressive play of “George Barnwell ?"
. jerous vices of the brothel; where, with stronger in. No play can, I think, maintain possession of the gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, lacements to delioquency, he has not, as in the theatre, stage, in an enlightened country, unless its avowed or Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Minehe smallest chance of improving his native language, apparent object be to expose and punish vice, to exalt
apparent object be to expose and punish vice, to exalt ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural s his mind, by bearing the impassioned and glowing and reward virtue. For bowever prone to vice, how History; Vegetation, &c. ; Antiquities, &c.; to be Hal gue of beings under the influence of bigh mental ever callous through long atrocity, the verriest villain continued in a series through the Volume.] nciternent ! If theatrical representations are to be de cannot gaze upon the sublime and beautiful picture of Jounced, because the dissolute will be found to attend | virtue without being struck with admiration and res
IMPORTANT TO THE PUBLIC. Leia, what shall we say of some of our places of wor.pect. He admires the ebulition of generous feeling, hip? what shall we say of St. Peter's Church, where, the overflowiugs of the noble heart, although his own Sundays, the appointments of the licentious are be a stranger to its finer sympathies; he bursts into in
ANTIDOTES; OR, REMEDIES FOR POISON. Cansuinmated within the very portals: and over the dignation at perfidious cruelty in another, when repregraves of those whose remains surround the holy sented in its blackest colours, although he would not
07 The following important information is now cir. actuar! Shall we denounce the holy doctrines have scrupled to perpetrare it himself; he joins in 5aught withio as the cause of this, and that religion the triumph of persecuted worth, although he him- | culating gratuitously, which seems to indicate that the
nasc be fluog aside because its mansion is prof.ned? self bas been a persecutor: and thus the representation advice is entitled to more than ordinary attention : suredly not. Lamentable as is the fact, determined of characters, the murkines of whose minds is unen.
1.-When the preparations of arsenic, mercury, an. ice will, wben driven from one spot, fiod another livened by ove glimmering ray of virtue to relieve them
timony, copper, or of any metal, or when any i known berson to nestle; and if we renounce a general good from etter detestation, is intolerable on the stage. Even
substance or matter has been swallowed, and there have ecause it may be converted into a partial evil, adieu Richard III. had the attribute of unshaken courage ; bour constitucion ! adieu to our laws, for we will for we will land Lady Macbeth, monster as she was, had yet
speedily ensued heat of the mouth and throat, violent
pain of the stomach, retching and vomiting, immcdi. some "compunctivus visitings of nature:" when speakind the marauder at his unhallowed work even under
ately dri' plentifully of warm water, with common ing of her decided victim, the unconscious Duncan, be gibbet!
soap, or white of egg, or common sugar, mixed with, - The question, therefore, is not the ahures that may near whose pillow she had just placed the murderous
or dissolved in it. Two or three Quarts of warm water, be practised at any public assembly ; but the moral
dagger, she says, “ Had he not resembled my father as
with from three or four ounces to half a pound of soap, fect produced by theatrical representations upon an
Thus the worst characters
a dozen eggs, or a pound of sugar, will not be too ztentive audience.
represented on the stage have That some of these are slightly
much. emoralising, because they are childish and foolish,
2.-When the preparations of opium, henbane, nightit be allowed. Of these che most apparent are the Linked with one virtue and a thousand crimes."
shade, hemlock, tobacco, foxglove, or stramonium, or 12 arlequin feats, the purpose of which seems to be, to Tragedy improves and strengthens the stronger affec- any poisonous fungus mistaken for mushrooms, or spi. - Ang human nature and human infirmity into con- tions, by calling them into exercise : and the punish- | rituous liquors in excess, or any other unknown mat.
mit and ridicule. Mr. Harlequin, with a woodenments it generally distributes on the guilty, may, in all ters have been swallowed, exciting sickness without pain a abre, skips about the stage like an overgrown baby likelibood, more than once, have arrested the arm of of the stomach, or producing giddiness, drowsiness,
scaped from purse, aping the agility and attitudes of a | the lawless oppressor, or even tbal of the meditated and sleep, give instantly one table spoonful of flour of
prie jumping jack: *Pantaloon personifies old age, murderer. Comedy interests our lighter passions, dis- | mustard, in water, and repeat it in copious draughts of abecility, and dotage, and is disdained, cheated, and pelling the clouds of peevishness that so often eclipse warm water, constantly, until vomiting takes place. If ugbed at by all the world. Columbine is an impu. the glow of domestic content; and we are both bap.
ent iade. who skips about after the said man of lach, 1 pier and better when we have resigned ourselves for a roused, give the mustard in vinegar, instead of water, in order to show the beaux in the pit, that she has a time into the arms of the chaste, the laughter-loving and rub and shake the budy actively and incessantly.
fit of handsome legs, while the rest of the group muse. The Drana also exhibits to those whose means imp through a bole in the back scene, to show that it deny them the use of boks, or the experience of travel,
8.-When oil of vitriol, spirits of salt, or aquafor. | seit legs are not so taper as hers, they at least have the costumes, the morals, the habits, and the fate
| tis, have been swallowed, or spilt upon the skin. immele use of them Then we have sundry transformations of beings of other countries and other ages : and the
diately drink, or wash the part with, large quantities of *d wonderfulerick, (such as an old woman coming one descriprion, conveyed in classical language, adds to that
router; and, as soon as they can be procured, add soup, fa cabbage, &c.!) and lastly,-I know not what hap- general stock of literary lore wbich is the parent
or potash, or chalk, to the water, ras lastly, but this I know, a fool must have invented of
now, a fool must have invented of national emulation. Before I am convinced, there. lis species of amusement; they are fools who debase fore, that the Drania is denioralising, I must learn that se mselves by performing it; and worse than tools are traveling, and the knowledge of men and manners it
RIPÉNING WALL-FRUIT. be deities of the shilling gallery, who for a penny limparts, are demoralising in their effects; that to light witness the more rational exploits of “ Punch trace the windings of the human heart is in iurious
“ Mr. H. Davis, of Slough, has published the result nd his Wife."
moral fer-ling. Knowledge is virtue; and in real life of an experiment for facilitating the ripening of wall. Ic may also be remarked, tbat some few of our the apparently discouraging fact presents itself, that fruit, by covering the wall with black paint. The expetays are calculated to draw down the boisterous cunning, piridy, and toily, without a spark of noble riment was tried on a vine, and it is stated that the honders of the multitude rather than the tempered sentiment, frequently obtain bonors and distinctions, weight of fine grapes gathered from the blackened part of la udits of the refined. Our national high-seasoned and independency; while industrious merit and honest, I the wall was 20lb. 10oz. while the plain part yielded only ethng, too, uot contented with the ordinary slow. hut bashful, genius “ drop into a grave unpitied and 7lb. 102. being little more than one-third of the other. mased development of human action, hungers for unkcown." Such a consumarion rarely presents itself | The fruit on the blackencd part of the wall was much he very extremes of rending passion. Nothing luke- in the Drama, and before I allow it to be injurious, I finer, 'the bunches were larger, and ripened better than warm, nothing moderace : our good characters must have to learn that Shakspeare, who “ moved a bright the other half; the wood of the vine was likewise se avels; our bad, wretches of the deepest and constellation,” and “drew after him the third part of stronger, and more covered with leaves on the blackened most remorseless villainy. The side of passion must be the beavens," “brir:ging the light of science home part."-Journal of Science and the Arts,
erson become so insensible as not to
The last number of Tilloch's Philosophical Mageat Manchester, in the month of January, 1821, by
“In my last I promised to give you some account of | zine informs us that the leug-disputed question of
the new frigate building at Boston, which I have lately Tuo8. HANSON, Surgeon. visited ; I can now therefore describe, Sir, with the ac
the course of the Niger is at last set at rest. curacy of a personal inspector. There is nothing re. "It is at length ascertained that this river emplies it.
markable in her size, excepting in the prodigious and self into the Atlantic Ocean, a few degrues to the BAROMETRICAL PRESSURE.
northward of the equator. This important fact is conThe monthly mean................ .. 29.75 | among the first class of American frigates, which are
firmed by the arrival of Mr. Dupuis from Africa Highest, which took place on the 23d ...............
20-65 l equal to British 64 gun ships. The main mast which is | This gentleman was appointed Consul for this country Lowest, which took place on the 9th ... 28.96 | strongly hooped and clasped with iron, is of remarkable
at Ashantee, where Mr. Bowdich resided for soms Difference of the extremes ....
strength, and has attached to it the principle weight of time. He is acquainted with the Arabic and M. Greatest variation in twenty-four hours, which
the defensive machinery which renders her so formidable. lish lauguages, and got his intelligence by conversine was on the 14th ......... She has three steam engines on board ; two are employed
with different traders with whom he fell in at Ashar. Spaces, taken from the daily means..... for propelling her in light winds and calms; and the
ree. He thought it so important as to warrant big Number of changes............ third, of 60 horse power, is exclusively used for wielding
voyage home, to communicare to Government what he the battering apparatus attached to the main-mast, &e. TEMPERATURE. Degrees.
had learnt. We say, that Mr. Dupuis bas confirmed
This consists first of a series of large iron bars or clubs, - Monthly mean.......................
this fact; for so it happens, tbal he has been anticipated .. 40°71 | moveable perpendicularly on joints arranged about the Mean of the first week, commencing on the 1st, 32-6
in the discovery by the general acumen of a gentleman centre of the vessel, on each side of the mast; and when second week....... 40-8
of Glasgow, who arrived at the same conclusion bri in action they are raised alternately, and, like as many third week................................... 447
most persevering and diligent investigation of the gigantic flails, beat with tremendous and unceasing force fourth week, ending on the 28th... 41•1
works of travelers and geographers, ancient and te upon whatever object they are directed against. They Highest, which took place on the 18th.....
dern, and examining African captives; and had a WA place on me 1800............... 55°0
are intended for close quarters; and when they are made Lowest, which took place on the 4th......
tually constructed, and submitted to the inspection of .................. 230
to descend upon an enemy's vessel, they must beat to Difference of the extreme................ 32-0
Government iwo or three months ago, a map of Africa, pieces every thing they strike, men and rigging, and Greatest variation in twenty-four hours, which
in which he lays down the Niger as emptying itself even the decks of the enemy. By converting a perpen• occurred on the 20th and 30th... 15.0 dicular into a horizontal motion, one of them attached
into the Atlantic in about four degrees north lstrede, I to the mizen-mast is made to play in that direction; and
after tracing out its intire course trom the interior." RAIN, &c.
as it is jointed and very long it must make dreadful ....1.095
havoc among the men, being armed with lances and Number of wet days ............
ROSIN BUBBLES, A CURIOUS EXPERIMENT,
In the event of its encountering a mast or standing
post, its joints yield and set it free. An engine some We can recommend tu the attention of our reades
the following simple and curious experiment : se structed on the starboard bow, of such amazing power that WIND. North
It can throw large stones of 2 cwt. to the distance of 200 have not tried it ourselves, but have no doubt of its .... 0 W est ....................... 3 North-east North-west ....
or 300 yards, when the whole force of the engine is sucress. It is an extract of a letter from Mr. Mury 0 Variable
employed. It is also calculated for discharging hot water, South-east......
of Oxfurd, New Hampshire, to Dr. Silliman, the boiling pitch, and melted lead. An apparatus is conCalm ..... 1
structed likewise for setting the pitch on fire, which is editor of the Americau Journal of Science and Arts, Brisk ...................
discharged flaming on the enemy's vessel. The old pracSouth-west ................. 81 Boisterous...................
tice of red-hot sand is likewise in preparation, and when
I “ If the end of a copper tube, or of a pipe stem" be scattered among the men must have powerful effect. I dipped in melted rosin, at a temperature a little above that REMARKS.-Character of the first week in this year, | All this time it must be observed, there are not above of boiling water, taken out and held nearly in a vertical rather severe; of the rest of the month, unusually mild half a dozen of men on deck: two at the wheel are position, and blown through, bubbles will be formed for the season, with little rain. The fall of rain, &c. at proteeted by & redoubt, two or three superintend the all possible sizes, from that of a hen's egg down to sto Crumpshall, for January, is 1.703 inches. necessary movements of the catapult, and about three
which can hardly be discerned by the naked eye : s Manchester, February 8, 1821. more at other parts of the vessel. The rest are working
from their silvery lustre, and reflection of elke different the great guns of the lower and middle deck, or attend- rays of light, they have a pleasing appearance. Serie
ing the engines. The valuable parts are defended with that have been formed these eight months, are as perint PRINTING FROM FUSIBLE METAL.
double strength of timber, and in some places faced with as when first made. They generally assume the form of steel. The decks are bomb-proof; and, in short, it is a string of beads, many of them perfectly regular, and
pretty well ascertained that with the help of her steam connected by a very fine fibre; but the producetica The following extract, from the Journal of Science paddles she is impregnable, except by boarding. To de- never twice alike. If expended by hydrogen gas, Els! and the Arts, is curious avd well worthy of attention: fend against this, 100 crooked irons and the like number would probably occupy the upper port of the rooms although we think the liability of the metal to crys.
of spears at each side are in readiness to be worked by: “ The formation of these bubbles is ascribed by
machinery, which would in two minutes annihilate the common cause, viz. the distention of a viscous for talization, its unequal thickness, and principally the crew of half a dozen large frigates, and besides this, 'as one that is aëri-form: and their permanenty, to these softness of the alloy, present insuperable objections
our own men are not exposed on the decks, she can den congelation of the rosin, thus imprisoning
shower down melted pitch and hot sand on the boarders, by a thin film of solid matter, and preventing to its ever becoming of any practical utility.-Edt. and a moveable wheel, is propelled in any direction, armed Kal. with knives and saws, which will tear in pieces any per
* The stem of a tobacco-pipe we presume to be bere meurtom son against whom it is moved.
Edit. Phil. Mag. “ This alloy is composed of eight parts of bismuth, five I have not heard yet what is to be the name of this of lead, and three of tin, and its property of fusing at the infernal engine; but surely, if her name is to agree with boiling point of water is well known. M. Gassicourt her description, she is worthy no other name than what I
| Remarkable Stone. - The Mnemosyne, a Fina has produced a metallographical use of it, founded upon could give her, viz. the “ Devil."
newspaper, mentions a stone in the northern part of the extreine accuracy with which it preserves the marks
Finland, which serves the inhabitants instead and traces on the mould. He illustrates his new appli.
barometer. This stone, which they call Imake, cation of it in the following manner : Paste a piece of l LIVE BAT FOUND IN THE CENTRE OF A TREE.
turns black or blackish grey when it is going to this white paper at the bottom of a china saucer, and let it
but on the approach of fine weather it is covered dry: then write on it with common writing-ink, and We have often heard of such cold blooded animals | white spots. Probably it is a fossil mixed with chap sprinkle some finely-powdered gum-arabie over the as toads, &c, being confined in stones, trees, &c. and consisting of rock-salt, ammoniac, or salopette Writing, which will produce a slight relief. When well but the following is perhaps the only instance on which according to the greater or less degree or dried, brush off the powder that does not adhere, and record of any animal of the bat species being fouod ness
ed of any animal of the bat species being fouodness of the atmosphere, attracts or otherwise. pour fusible metal into the saucer, taking care to cool it
latter case the salt appears, which I in such a situation. In fact, we do not give impli rapidly that crystalization may not take place. In this
spots. way a counterpart of the writing will be obtained, im
lim.I.cit credit to the story, particularly as the aninial pressed on the metal. By immersing the cast in slightly escaped.
To cure warts, take a piece of unslacked lime; 13, warm water, any adhering gum may be removed, and “A woodman, engaged in splitting timber for rail.h
naving wetted the top of the wart, rub We mici men, it examined by a glass, the writing may easily be posts, in the woods Slese by the lake at Heining
: or three times a day, and it will be imperceptibis *** read, and seen to be perfect. Afterwards, by using a seat of Mr. Pringle's, in Selkirkshire, discovered in
| moved in a short time, without scar, or inconvenience common printer's ink, impressions may be taken from the centre of a large wild cherry-tree a living bat, of a it, all of which will be true fac-similes of the first bright scarlet colour, which he foolishly suffered to es. writing.
cape, from fear; being fully persuaded (with the charac. Dr. Petier, a German physician, states, that be best * The difficulties in this new application of the fusible teristic superstition of the inhabitants of that part of the found the spirit of hartshorn (in the dose of a lloy, are, to avoid unequal thickness in the plate of country) that it was a being not of this world.' The spoonful in a glass of water) to counteract the metal, which causes it to alter in form and break under tree presents a small cavity in the centre, where the bat, ating effects of strong fermented liquors and me pressure; and to prevent the surface from crystalizing, was inclosed, but is perfectly sound and solid on each to recover a person from an apparently belice when the ink will adhere where it is not required." side."-Caledonian Mercury, Nov. 11.
I from an excess of wine, in an hour or two.
appears, which forms the who
| tells me I have fallen into an error of prosody, in repeating the passage I have just quoted from the Roman
orator; a circumstance, however, which I do not now Chatsworth.- The Duke of Devonshire has not kept
TO THE EDITOR.
regret, since it affords me an opportunity of again call. up Old English Hospitality at his princely chateau this
ing the attention of the House to a maxim which I am season, in consequence of the vast alterations now going SIR, I trust you will adhere to the 66 Tros Ty certain cannot be too often or too strongly impressed on on therein. In fact, the whole house is coming down, riusre nullo discrimine agetur," and insert a few
peated the words with acept the state apartments. The whole of the exterior observation observations on some lines to Betsy,' which ap great animation and emphasis.
D. G. architecture is undergoing renovation, with all its co
peared in to-day's paper. “When first” I read kassal pediments of stone. The house is to be built upon an enlarged scale. A museum, excelling in beauty of them over, “I bought, or rather I believed" that
THE LATE SHAUGHNASEY O'SHAUGHstructure any edifice of modern date, will be erected, to they were a burlesque compo-ition, jo ridicule of
NASEY, ESQ. &c. contain the rarest works of ancient and modern times. sickly sentimeutality. I was coo Grmed in this idea by
[See Note to Correspondent] All the inestimable statues, vases, busts, &c. which his the name which stands at their bead. It is probably Grace collected on his travels, and are now scattered some immaginary chambermaid, thought J. But ou dorough different mansions, are to be placed therein. a closer inspection, I was grieved 10 perceive certain
TO THE EDITOR. All the invaluable pictures the Duke bought in Paris indications of sober seriousness on the part of the and Itals will grace the walls. In addition to the vast unlucky writer. For example: the beating of his
Ballyblunder Custle, Co. Tipperary. nescamblage, we may enumerate the rare specimens of he
heart kept tine witb Betsy's dancing, which, going! MY DEAR EDITOR,Here I am at last, in the that, branch of the arts, preserved by the first Countess of Shrewsbury. A magnificent entrance-hall is in con
on the assumption that she is a chambermaid, was very heart of the lovely land of potatoes, sitting in terre plation. New lodges of stone; and all the out. probably a jig or a country dance, Hard work for the best parlour of my late revered friend's domicile; offices are to be rebuilt. The staircase is to excel any ihe heart, thought I. Then he seeins not to stick at a tumbler of “ Kanahan's besl" before me, in case t'ing yet seen, except the celebrated one at Chesterfield-trifles, for be says his soul “ gasping, clasped the of a sfagnation of idea, and as bandsome a kish of has an estimate has lately been made of his Grace's whole," i.e. the whole of Betsy; but you must allow turf blazing up the chimney as ever was cut in the moreable property, namely, furniture, books, plate, pic- him to be a must uuconsciopable fellow, for in the beautiful bog, * ready and williog to give you every
res, jewels, and statuary. The estimated value is live before he tells ils that the said capacious soul is account of myself since our last melancholy meetnelze handred thousand pounds!
already“ pregnant,” He mentions that he had ing in Liverpool.-Owing to soudry stoppages on
some difficulty in removing his eyes from her. How. the road, I arrived but last night, at the venerable REMARKABLY LARGE EEL.
ever, there is a good deal of canduur about bim too, seat of my frieud's ancestors; and to you, Sir, wbo for he says,
possess a heart tuned to pity, I need scarcely say 12" " A few days ago, an eel of the common species, but of “Once, I must confess, they turned ;"
what commotion and grief my coming occasioned. Atraurdinary dimensions, got entangled in the herring when she of the broom caught him looking sweetly !
The old gentleman wrung bis hands, Lady O'Shaugbruises on the Firth of Forth, near Higgins' Neuk.
oasey was quite inconsulable, Miss Murphiua's boIn being approached by the fishermen. it Alapped its "pon her. After stating the impossibility of view. a1 most violently; and, had it struck one of them,
som heaved the tender sigh, and Miss Deborah Deing her perfections uomoved, he offers her a little
| advice, couched in straightforward terms: bere is no doubt he would have forfeited his life for his
lany (the deceased's maiden aunt) was in strong
hysterics the whole day, not withstanding the freemerity. Aware of their danger, they cautiously ap
“ Betsy, cautious be.”
quent application of ibe new nervous elixir, which, roached it; and, after many efforts, they succeeded in
But, my good Bellamy, let me counsel you never to by the way, I have since discovered to be a capital ixing it with a hook to which was attached a cord, and
offer advice to young ladies; depend upon it they / adjunct in the fabrication of a jorum of punch. I Aragged it on shore, where they triumphed over their Pictur). When measured, it was found to be eighteen will take pel, and hear their adımonisher's “ heart. am credibly informned, that the Banshee t has been
feet in length, and two feet in girth at the middle. The strings break” “ with wicked glee.” On ibis sub- heard wbining, most dulefully about the house, for -: kin, which is stuffed, and which we understand is in theject,
some time vast; and Father Murphy assures me, be session of Mr. Higgins, the proprietor of the cruives,
“ Bellamy, cautious be."
saw his ghost in the shape of a cider-cask, on going qust excite the attention of the naturalist. Part of the The poem goes on to say, that there is one (the dou
cellar for sh being dressed was found to be most delicate eating." | writer it in
writer it may be presumed) who " shares all the this, however, bigbly probable as it may appear, Stirling Journal
care attendant on thy frame;" that is, belps ber to might have proceeded from a nervous sensation, or make the beds, &c.
a certain baziness in the reverend gentleman's opA SEA-SERPENT AGAIN! “ And will, shouldst thou be false as fair,
tics, which is always accustomed to visit bim upon 7. Arrived at Marblehead, the schooner Gen. Jackson,
“ While living, feel the same.
the demise of his ofib tumbler. Thompson, from Grand Bank. Extract from the log: The three last words are an example of the true
As for the remainder of my deceased friend's jook: --Dec. 10, 1820, lat. 41.30. long. 54. 30. saw the sublime, uuintelligible bathus. Perhaps be means,
“ Heroic Poem," I fear the public bave a worse - ea serpent. About 11 P. M. it being calm, the watch that if Betsy is false, he will feel" false too. Now,
chance than ever of seeing it, as it is actually gone deck saw something in the water, making for the I dare say, her desertion puigbt make him feel queer.
out of my possession. On my arrival at Casbel, on tel, opposed to be porpoises; one of the people But
fereuce to the
my way here, I gave my luggage to a gosson (who ent on the bows with the barpoon to receive them.
hat he will ben within about 15 feet from the vessel, found it ro
will feel the same" predilection for was standing by the coach-dour) to hold, and, while I bed-making, &c. in which case he may supply her
I turned iny back on him, to hand Miss Seraphina 142 enake, and immediately called the master up: by this
O'Fay, (iny sixteenib cousin, and a prodigious fine me he had come so as to touch the vessel forward, and place. It is quite fair to suppose this future emJy himse f alongside, moving slowly, his head past the ployment, for he bids the reader, in the last live,
woman, I assure you) out, the younker had made era, and his tail under the bowsprit. Supposed him
“ Anticipate the rest."
off with my baggage, and, by his activity, battled be about twenty-feet longer than the vessel, which
the pursuit of half a dozen houest boys I had sent
Now, my good fellow, Bellamy, in compliance in chase of him. By this untoward accident, I lust 80 tons burtben. A light breeze coming up, left him
with your request, I “ anticipate" that if you are an elegant new carpet-bag; my sole surviving pair tern; his head about three or four feet out of water.. - ne of the people says, “ he appeared as I have seen a lad of mettle, you will turn the tables on me, by l of regjmental inexpressibles escribed in the papers." - American paper.
sending a letter to our mutual friend, the Editor of I assure you !) five penny worth of copper farthings;
the Kaleidoscope, stating that the poem actually Longinus on the Sublime; an empty razor-case, great Natural Curiosity.-A Pig, of the Chinese was a burlesque ; in which case my stupidity is ex. with a pair of spectacles in it; four brace of pistols; feed, only ten months old, the property of Mr. P. Butt, posed, and my few friendly hints gů for nothing.
a pair of rusty silk stockings; a Bible, noi nuch Cheltenham, bred by Mr. Herbert of Leckhampton,
The worse fur wear, and the four last Cavius, in MS. 28 slaughtered at the Fleece Inn, on the 14th instant, 13th February, 1821.
of tbat most sublime of human productions " Lirerasuring, when living, only 20 inches in height, 23
pool," to the eternal loss of literature, and regret of Iches across the shoulders, 46 inches in length, and 65
succeeding ages. Alas! to think that the producIches in girth ; computed at 16 score of 14 lb.
" TO THE EDITOR.
tion of the midnight oil and watchful lubracation
the fruit of incessant toil and abstruse meditation, A correspondent, who has tried feeding his horses SIR,-Although I cannot pretend to the honour of may now. ha oly. be employed in embracing the avhole and on bruised oats, states, that a hors: fed being a University Correspondent, yet I believe I can n bruised oats will look and work as well as one fed on furnish your correspondent C. (in No. 32) with an
greasy circumferebce of a farthog candle, or deco- Touble the saine quantity of oats not bruised. This is anecdote analogous to the one mentioned by him
rating the inside of a trunk, among the upcongenial in important consideration at all times; but particu- The celebrated Mr. Burke, in one of his spearhee on pages of a lawed lease, or au ephemeral novel. Re. arly in the event of a considerable rise in the price of economical reform, quoted the following expressionally, the very idea was
ally, the very idea has paralyzed my ideas, and hat grain. from Cicero :-“ Magnum vectigal est parsimonia,” (in
eramped my fingers up to their very sockets; besides, pardox : 6. 3.) but pronounced the word vectigal wrong An entire human skeleton, in the most perfect state (the penult. short) instead of vectigal. of preservation, was lately found, about two feet below caught the nice classical car of Mr. Fox, who, in a Bog of Allen, which has always been distinguished by
This instantly 1 . We hypothesise that the Lieutenant means the ha qurface of the earth, by some labourers employed in whisper, informed him of his mistake. hivying the foundation of a house, in Frankfort-street, immediately stopped, and addressed the chair in words
Mt. Burke this elegant epithet.-Note by a friend.
+ Asupernatural being, whose cries are considered symouth,
I to the following effect :-"My friend who sits near me precursors to death, or some great calamity.
the tumbler is out, and I bear the old gentleman which would induce us to pause before we ventured | STRANGERS' FRIEND SOCIETY. Our anxiety to se! calliug for me : so, with every good wish for your upon a step, some of the unpleasant consequences of cure an early insertion of the Annual Report of thing health, and sincere condulement on your readers' ir. which we cannot fail to foresee. Of course, as editors, excellent institution, must plead for us with these reparable loss, I am, dear Editor,
the critical office of deciding on the merits of the va correspondents whose communications have, in conYour slucere friend,
rious compositions would devolve upon us; and, in sequence, suffered a temporary postponement App DERMOT O'GOSTER.
our estimate of the rival claims, we see a long pros rusal of the Report, which is not in the slightest degret pective train of heartburnings, “ envy, hatred, and all too highly coloured, cannot fail to interest all those
uncharitableness.” It is said, that “ Hell has no who approve of that department of the Kaleidoscoge P.S.-You must excuse iny penmanship; but, fury like a woman scorn'd;" and perhaps it might as usually classed under the head Philanthropist. Ouring to the loss of my two fore-fiogers, I am not truly have been observed, that “ Hell has no fury like quite so au fait at it as is usoul: these useful ap an author scorn'd." Without compromising our own Mr. SHAUGHNASEY's friend, DERMOT O'Gosta, pendages. were shot away by Saunders M'Gregor, impartiality or judgment, it has always been our en. will find his affecting epistle in a preceding columne Captaio in the Royal Seats, with whom I had the deavour, as it is our manifest interest, to conciliate our By way of postscript we take the opportunity of offer pleasure of fighting a duel, during my sojouromeut
literary friends, and to render any disappointment ing a couple of gallons of the best Potheen, for the in Dublin ; and who, to do him justice, behaved very
which may result from an occasional difference with recovery of the four missirg cantos of the heroic poem
then on matters of taste, as little unpalatable as baudsvinely in the whole affair; so much so, indeed,
of Liverpool. If any vile Goth, into whose hands
possible. But we have frequently found such efforts as to make me regret the wound lie had received in
they may have fallen, should offer them for sale te
fruitless; and in more than one instance havediscovered some friendly cheese-monger, or considerate chandler, his side; which, however, Doctor Dislocate says,
individuals labouring to the prejudice of our journal, we hereby offer, as the means of rescuing them from will only cause a little troublesome asthma, during | who were amongst our warmest friends, until we were the fate which might otherwise await them, to give na the remainder of his life, and no way interfere with so unlucky as to differ with them on the score of their such cheese-monger or chandler, ten times the weight his other pleasures. But my honoar was grossly original poetry, which is, perhaps, a more fruitful of the said Cantos, in other manuscript poetry, as affronted, üt a public dinner, where the Captain,
source of inconvenience to an editor than any other sisting of Sonnets, Heroic Poems, and other equal three times, vociferated from the top of the iable,
with which he has to contend. The letter of VE
interesting pieces, upon the merits of which we bare & Mr. Gouster, Mr. Gooster, Mr. Gooster! may 1
NONI may, however, suggest some other unobjec had the misfortune to differ with the authors
tionable mode of stimulating that literary ambition tak wine wi ye?" The assimilatiou of sound to a
which is so honourable in itself, and so conducive to LITERARY SCEPTIC8.-An article which we need to very respectable fowl of the webfooted genus I could
eminence in its possessor. As for the scheme of adhave overlooked; but the omission of the soft pre
particularise, as we shall be sufficiently intelligible vancing the price of the numbers containing the prize
without such minuteness, is reluctantly declined; byte nomioal was too much, and is what many an composition, such a measure is entirely out of the
cause it would necessarily lead to reply from those who O'Goster has fought and died fur, during teu gene. question ; as we mean rigidly to adhere through the
do not rank certain individuals therein introduced rations back.
first volume at least, to the price we ourselves pro
amongst the class of Atheists. Those dissettiran posrd, and which is generally acknowledged to be
from our correspondent's estimate of the characci extremely reasonable.
alluded to, would require, in fairness, that we shock FIRST HALF VOLUME OF THE NEW SERIES POLONIUS PortinGER (a relative, probably, of the
not lose sight of that first editorial duty, " Audi
alteram partem ;" and thus we should be drawn on celebrated MATILDA POTTINGER) has been some
a discussion, foreign to the genius as well as to the prete what severe upon certain verses addressed, through the last Kaleidoscope, “ To Betsey," by a swain,
fessed plan of the Kaleidoscope. We trust tha: da
explanation will satisfy our much-valued correspuyclept Bellamy. In thus admitting the critiques of
dent, whose directions shall be implicitly attended to In consequence of having reprinted some of the one correspondent upon the composition of another, early Numbers, the proprietors have it now in their we do not know but that we may be establishing a power to offer to the Public several Half-volumes of precedent which may ultimately inundate us with si. MATERIALISM EXAMINED. The third part of the the New Series of the Kaleidoscope, from July to the milar philippics, as it is so much easier to detect the
able Review (the two former of which have already end of the year, price Nine Shillings, in boards; the faults of others, than to elicit beauties of our own ; enriched our columns) has been postponed until not bulk of the half yearly volume (of 26 numbers,) will and as it ought only to be permitted to those " to
week, in order to secure the promot insertion of the serve to shew that the annual volume will form a very censure freely who have written well” themselves; Essay on Dramatic Exhibitions, which it was desit Ivandsome work.
we think it would be but fair, that, when one cor.
able to bring forwards as early as possible after the The Public have been long apprised, that one week respondent thus attacks the poetry of another, he decision recently pronounced at the Debating Society, after the regular day of publication, each Number bears should accompany his critique with a poetical specimen a decision as repugnant to our own convictions to a premium, at the discretion of the proprietors, who of his own, in order to give the party attacked a fair those of our correspondent. have been obliged to resort to such a measure as a secu- ! chance of retaliationrity against ultimate loss, in keeping a stock of back
No. VI. of HORA OTIOSÆ has also suffered a suspe numbers, for the purpose of completing the sets of those
E. P.'s lines to the Zephyr were prepared for the press, sion of one week, from the same cause. purchasers, who may either have lost or omitted to call when we detected some inaccuracies which render
We thank J. P. for the anecdote of Lord Byron, sbb for their copies.
them inadmissible, and at the same time lead us to The reprinted Numbers are sold at Sixpence cach; suspect that they are not original, as we were given to
we do not recollect to have seen before; and when but purchasers taking complete sets will be charged at understand. The fifth verse stands in our copy thus:
we presume will be equally new to the generales
our reailers. a lower rate.
And, sweet Zephyr, tell me why A few sets of the old series of the Kaleidoscope
Still thou heav'st that plaintive sigh ?
The lines of 0. W. (or as we should call him PROTETS) complete, with the exception of two or three exhausted Oh! would'st thou bear on wing of speed
are reserved for our next. His friend 0 GOSTIL numbers, may be had at the office, neatly bound up in
Just such a note, where I would ask.
had previously occupied the ground. one volume, containing, together with a great variety of
To adopt the words of the first line, we would say interesting subjects, the whole of the sketch Book of
“ sweet Zephyr, tell me why" the ineasure observed | The article suggested from an Irish print by A Subsct). Geoffrey Crayon, Esq. These volumes form as pleasing
in the preceding verses is here departed from, and ber from Dublin, shall not be overlooked. a miscellany as ever issued from the press; and have
how can " speed” and “ ask" be made to jingle? If been found peculiarly acceptable abroad.
Zephyr cannot explain this, we trust E. F.can.
We must reserve until next week our notice of the line
to Mrs. , by T. H. our replies to correspondees
having already exceeded the ordinary bounds. The ST. WINIPRED.-We thank Ego for this interesting
same reason prevents us addressing a few remarks poem, which shall be attended to at our very first lei.
The letter of W. in our next.
NOTES TO THE SIEGE OF LATHOM-HOUSE, pro
mised some time since, it is only due to ourselves to | Next week we shall attend to WESTMORE, and take «* To the Editor.-Allow me to ask whether you do not
, that the delay ia furnishing the notes to the the opportunity of noticing the suggestion conresa think it probable, that if you propose an edition of narrative contained in the Kaleidoscope, pages 145, in the postscript. Lord Byron's Works, or some such prize, for any 146, 147, 153, 154, 155, 169, 170, and 171, has not essay on a given subject, to be published in the Ka. originated with us. They have been actually prepared | H. St. John's Critique shall be given in our next; * leiduscope; and defray the expense by charging an in the type since the time when we concluded the his..
the same time, the writer will permit us to observer additional penny on the number that contains the tory of the siege, when the unknown friend, to whom
that he is a bold man to venture upon a subject os article, it will call forth the talents of some of the we are indebted for the copy, requested that we would
which so many critics and satyrists, of no ordiuar) junior literati, and help to refute the assertion, that suspend them until we heard further from him; eminence, have been beforehand with bim. Liverpool has a higher literary character than it an injunction with which we felt it our duty to commerits. -Perhaps you will consider this idea worthy ply, although we could not divine the motive for the The French critical query is not forgotten. your notice, and let your readers know the result. delay. Perhaps this paragraph may remind the party |
| The letter of our friend GEORGE MEANWELL art Yours, &c.
"VENONI AUBREY. of the circumstance, in which event we may hope soon street, February 13, 1821." to be favoured with his commands.
at so late a period that we have not yet had leisure
peruse it. W Independently of the expense which the proposal
of Vexoni AUBREY, if adopted, would entail upon QUERY's note is more suitable for the Mercury than us, and which our establishment will not afford, the Kaleidoscope ; and shall be transferred to the Printed, published, and sold by E. Suity and Ol there are other objections of a more delicate nature, 1 foriner, if not objected to by the writer.
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