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*** three swift boats, circling round the whole lots and and distress. But

Sound; and being so near the spot, he im. Ja wave rises above the very top of it, and scenes of innocence, mirth, and gaiety, to mediately manned two or three swift boats, circling round, the whole looks like a co- mingle the sympathetic tear with affliction Other boats put off from the shore; but lumn of water, till it breaks into foam, and and distress. But experienee shows us, though it was not stormy, it was impossible subsides. to land. In the mean time, the fire having The care of this important beacon is of the malevolent affections ; and religion descended to the lower parts of the building, committed to four men ; two of whom take joins in confirming the melancholy truth. had driven the poor inhabitants upon the the charge of it by turns, and are relieved The picturesque eye, in the mean time, surskirts of the rock; where they were sitting every six weeks. But as it often happens, veys natural and moral evil, under characdisconsolate, when assistance arrived. They especially in stormy weather, that boats ters entirely different.' Darken the storm; had the mortificatioą, however, to find that cannot touch at the Edystone for many let loose the winds ; let the waves overwhelm the boats, through fear of being dashed to months, a proper quantity of salt provision all that is fair and good ; the storm will be pieces, were obliged to keep aloof. At is always laid up, as in a ship victualled for sublime, and the catastrophe pathetic ; while length it was contrived to throw coils of a long voyage. In high winds such a briny the moral tempest is dreary, without gran. rope upon the rock, which the men tied atmosphere surrounds this gloomy solitude deur, and the catastrophe afflicting, without round them, and were dragged on board from the dashing of the waves, that a man one picturesque idea. through the sea, The case of one of these exposed to it could not draw his breath. The emolument of this arduous post is poor fellows, who was aboye ninety years of At these dreadful intervals the two forlorn twenty pounds a year, and provisions while age, was singular. As he had been endea- inhabitants keep close quarters, and are on duty. The house to live in may be vouring to extinguish the fire in the cupola, obliged to live in darkness and stench ; lis. fairly thrown into the bargain. The whole where it first raged, and was looking up, tening to the howling storm, excluded in together is, perhaps, one of the least eligible the melted lead from the roof came trick- every emergency from the least hope of pieces of preferment in Britain : and yet, la ling down upon his face and shoulders. At assistance, and without any earthly comfort, from a story, which Mr. Smeaton relates, it Plymouth he was put into a surgeon's hands; but what is administered from their confi- appears there are stations still more ineligiand, though much burt, he appeared to be dence in the strength of the building in ble. A fellow, who got a good livelihood in no danger. He constantly, however, which they are immured. Once, on reliev- by making leathern pipes for engines, grew affirmed that some of the melted lead had ing this forlorn guard, one of the men was tired of sitting constantly at work, and sofallen down his throat. This was not be found dead, his companion chusing rather licited a light-house man's place, which, as lieved, as it was thaught he could not have to shut himself up with a putrifying carcase, competitors are not numerous, he obtained. survived such a circumstance. In twelve than, by throwing it into the sea, to incur | As the Edystone boat was carrying him to days he died; and Mr. Smeaton says, he the suspicion of murder. In fine weather, take possession of his new habitation, one saw the lead, after it had been taken out of these wretched beings just scramble a little of the boatmen asked him, what could tempt his stomach; and that it weighed seven about the edge of the rock, when the tide him to give up a profitable business to be ounces.*

ebbs, and amuse themselves with fishing; shut up for months together, in a pillar ? The next light-house, which is the pre- which is the only employment they have, “ Why," said the man, “because I did not sent one, was built by Mr. Smeaton, and is except that of trimming their nightly fires. like confinement." constructed on a plan, which it is hoped Such total inaction and entire seclusión will secure it against every danger. It is from all the joys and aids of society, can built entirely of stone, in a circular form. only be endured by great religious philosoIts foundations are let into a socket in the phy, which we cannot imagine they feel ; rock, on which it stands, and of which it or by great stupidity, which in pity we must. almost makes a part ; for the stones are all suppose they possess. united with the rock, and with each other, Yet though this wretched community is

Poetry by massy dove-tails. The cement used in so small, we were assured it is generally al

ADVICH TO JULIA; A LETTER IN RHYME. this curious masonry is the lime of Watchet, scene of misanthropy. Instead of suffering from whence Mr. Smeaton contrived to the recollection of those distresses and dan- This poem is a clever and lively production, glancing bring it barreled up in cyder-casks; for the gers in which each is deserted by all but at a number of the fashionable pursuits of the day and

night. The vehicle for the verse is rather of a loose proprietors will not suffer it to be exported one, to endear that one to him, we were in

character, for Julia is a naughty person, and the author in its crude state. The door of this inge- formed the humours of each were so sour

formed the humours of each were so soured, brings the whole range of gay life under her review, un. nious piece of architecture is only the size that they preyed both on themselves, and der the plea of telling her not to debar his friend and her

oh each other. If one sat above the other slave, Charles, from his wonted sports, which he accorde of a ship's gun-port; and the windows are

| ingly describes to her. A more moral frame-work migh. mere loop-holes, denying light to exclude was commonly found below. Their meals

have been chosen ; but there is no offence i'the world wind. When the tide swells above the

too were solitary ; each, like a brute, growl- in the manner in which the matter is treated, beyond foundation of the building, the light-house ing over his

what is objectionable in itself. The suggestion is from makes the odd appearance of 'a structure..

| We are sorry to acknowledge a picture"

We are sorry to acknowledro o picture the 8th ode, of the 1st book of Horace. emerging from the waves. But sometimes like this to be a likeness of human nature.

- Sybarin cur properes amando

Perdere ? | In some gentle minds we see the kind affec. Charles, the modern Achilles in the toils of his Deida*See Mr, Smeaton's Account of the Edystone. tions rejoice in being beckoned even from mia, has been

ons are stands, and ones are all.

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The glass of fashion and the mould of form,

The observed of all observers; in a word, the Prince of Dandies. The picture of a top is excellently drawn; we copy the most characteristic traits :

How much at home was Charles in all
The talk aforesaid, nicknamed small!
Seldoin embarrassed, never slow,
His maxim always “ touch and go ;"
From grave to gay he ran with ease,
Secure alike in both to please.
Chanced he to falter? A grimace
Was ready in the proper place;
Or a chased snuff-box, with its gems
And gold, to mask his ha's and hems,
Was offered round, and duly rapped,

Till a fresh topic wuld be tapped.
What if his envious rivals swore
"Tvas jargon, all, and he a bore ?
The susiy sentence was outvoted,
His jokes retailed, his jargon quoted ;
And while he sneered, or quizzed, or firted,
The world, half angry, was diverted.

Charles was a master, a professor Of this great art, a first-rate dresser. Oft have I traced him through the town, Mowing whole ranks of beauty down ; Armed at all points, from head to foot, From rim of hat to tip of boot. Above so loose, below so braced, In chest exuberant, and in waist Just like an, or a wasp, So tightened, he could scarcely gasp.' Cold was the nymph who did not doat Upon him, in his newbuilt coat: Whose heart could party the attacks Of his voluminous Cossacks Trowsers so called from those barbarians Nursed in the Steppes, the Crim Tartarians, Who, when they scour a country, under Those ample folds conceal their plunder. Hov strange their destiny has been! Prometed, únce the year fifteen, Io honour of these fierce allies, To grace our British legs and thighs. Fashion's a tide which nothing stems; So the Don mingles with the Thames.

There is one exquisite touch an

.. Warned by the knowing ones to keep “Have you, my friend,” I've heard him say,

Aloof from every useless leap,

(Since oft, in their unruly bounds, .“ Been lucky in your turns to-day ?"

Hôrses throw off, as well as hounds) The effects-of. Peace are placed in a ludierbas light. To copy those whose practised eye Too warm, my friend, your anger waxes ;

Turns to the well-known gap' hard by Consider, pray, the war and taxes :

He learns, in rising at a gate, First, 'twas Napoleon and the French,

The value of the hint, too late. Now, 'tis the Peace.- We must retrencha

For, awkward where he should be limber, War was a bitter scourge and curse;

Just as 'tis cleared, he touches timber; Yet Peace is, somehow, ten times worse.

Falls, and before he can recover him; Peace, or (as more than one division

Aghast, see half the field ride over him; Has gravely voted it) Transition,

A perfect judge though bruised to jelly, As Commerce droops and times grow harder,

Of every horse's girth and belly. Shuts here a cellat, there a larder ;

Thrice he his suppliant arms extends By slow, yet sure degrees, disables

In vain to all his dearest friends ; Parks, gardens, eating-rooms, and stables ;

And lies, perchance, where Fate has spilled him, Nor yet in her career relents,

Till they have rühned the fox and killed him. But mows down whole establishments.

The author supposes that the emancipated lover may The poor, the middling, shot a pitch

| become a senator, and tells us what his duties will then More and more humble ; ev'n the rich,

be. From whose fat acres milk and honey

And now, with no design to quiz, Keep flowing in the shape of money,

I'll tell you what this business is ; For lean economy produce

This mute, inglorious toil and pain, If not a reason, an excuse.

That wears the body, not the brain. Their rates are high, their rents decrease,

Much more in many cases ; here Their corn's a drug ;-'tis all the Peace!

Much less is meant than meets the ear. This jade-like Peace! say, who will father her,

Just listen, and you'll find a knack 'tis Unless she's sworn to the tai-gatherer?

Soon mastered by a little practice. There is an amusing coup d'æit thrown over the To calculate with due precision, autumn in London, from which we select one of the The moment of the next division; touches. .

The art in proper time to cough;
No longer from the footman's thumb

The mysteries of pairing off;
And finger, peals of thunder come,

When to be mute, and when to cheer Closed are the doors, the knockers dumb.

A modest member with a “ Hear;". No cards, in broad cast sown about,

The secret, ere debates begin, Alarm us with a red-hot rout;

Of whipping out, and whipping in Nor, in a rainy, blustering night,

From Bellamy's, with checked digestion, (The London Coachmakers' delight)

Just as the Speaker puts the question. Coines on the startled ear, from far,

Such, Julia, are the hard conditions The hubbub of domestic war.

Imposed on sucking politicians!: In yonder Square, where half the town

? But Charles must sacrifice his eage Are taking up, and setting down,

Sometimes, to heavier tasks than these. In breathless haste, amid the din

Perchance, to settle who shall sit, he of drunken coachmen cutting in.

Is tethered to some dull committee, Hushed is the sound of swearing, lashing,

Where learned lawyers having wrangled Of tangled wheels together clashing,

For months, leave matters more entangled. Of glasses shivering, pannels crashing,

Joy to the candidates who pay · As thus they try their rival forces

From ebbing purses, day by day, In whips, and carriages, and horses.

Hundreds for every fresh objection What though their mistresses should fret,

Which leads them to a void alection ! Be frightened, trampled on, or wet ?

Or, at the opening of the session, How, but by prancing in the mud,

(Uniting courage with discretion) Can pampered cattle show their blood ?

Must strive his faltering tongue to teach Honour's at stake; and what is comfort,

The echo of a royal speech, Safety, or health, or any sutr fort;

In which the mover and the seconder The bills, 'tis true, to those up stairs,

Too oft, alas! though clever reckon'd, err; Are somewhat heavy, for repairs;

Or when he meditates some far jaunt, But courage, coachmen! such disasters

Is taken captive by the Serjeant, Are not your business, but your masters'.

*From whose firm grasp no custodee Driven into the country, we find our exquisite, among

E’er yet escaped without a fee ; other rustic employments, indulging in Leicestershire Or posts, from some far distant hall, hunting, with the Melton club. Experience in this Up through ten counties, to a Call; pleasure is gained, and we find it thus described.

Or hurrying down at four (how pleasant !)
Sees, in dismay, not forty present,

Yet lingers, till, to end his doubt,
That is the turns of his cravat, a matter of sufficient

The punctual Speaker counts them out ; importance to occupy several dandy hours daily, unless

Or, fumbling at the door, is shocked, lucky.

To find it mercilessly locked; . + A question actually put by a great master th fait Or, when the weather warmer waxes, de gravates to one of his most promising pupils.

Must help Vansittart through the taxes ;

No more his well-brushed hair is sleek
With eau de miel, or huile antique.
The golden key no more unlocks,
By Bramah's aid, his rose-wood box ;
And with the treasures there displayed,
Dazzles the wondering chambermaid ;
As, on her broom reclined, she pauses,
Ogling the silver cups and vases,
Whence steams a mingled soft perfume,
New to her nestrils, through the room.

No more with buckram or with wool
His overloaded bosom's full;
One glance from you is quite enough
To “cleanse it of that perilous stuff."
Loosed by the spell of your endearments,
His tortured ribs have burst their cerements,
And, like delinquents freed from jail,
His waist is fairly out on bail.
Julia, you've moved its habeas corpus;
But when the man is grown a porpus,
Long, long before the season's ended,
You'll wish it bad still been suspended.

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And, threatening those wao heavy think 'em


Country, but such curious-looking creatures as they are With the laid ghost of that on Income,

| Chess.

I never saw-they have no clothes, except a little bit of

cloth round their waists the men are very large, Cry, “ question !” when the strongest side

their hair long and black-they are very well armed To conquer has but to divide.

many of them have muskets, but in general they are Ludimus effigiem belli."...........

armed with bowsand arrows-these arrows are mostly pai. What, though thy floor, St. Stephen, yield

soned-I never see them with more than one arrow pointed To gifted minds a glorious field;


with steel-I hear they are a very brave set of People. Though rich the prize of those who aim

and have never been conquered by the Spaniards the The White to checkmate in FIVE Mores,

come here in large parties, and have a very independant, Within thy walls at power and fame,

look-I do not like their appearance, and would feel : And, through the struggles of debate,

much more at ease if they would stay at some distance: Rule, or aspire to rule, the state;

(Lolli, page 545.)

our out-posts have received orders not to let them en ter Yet who in mere routine would waste

the town with their arms--the inhabitants of the town

generally pay us a visit in the morning and retire in tbe One grain of knowledge, sense, or taste?


evening, carrying off whatever they can tay their hands Who, through a tedious session, bear

upon, from which I must conclude they will shortly at. To slumber in the tainted air

8 L 9 Ç & 3 I tack us ; 'but as we have got all the guns unspiked we Of crowded benches, glad to make

do not fear them, and besides we have brought our ves.

sels near enough to the shore for our guns to bear on the His dinner on a tough beefsteak;

town. Or (summoned by a Treasury-note)

“ MARCH 21.-I have been kept so busy of late that, Night after night to sit and vote,

• 0

when I return to the house, I am too tired to write. On A mere machine, with no dominion

the 171h, St. Patrick's Day, Commodore Pedillo, of our

Fleet, got the Band to his house, and gave us a sort or Over his seat or his opinion ; .

Ball. We had many of our ottieers present, and liks. Only to frank an ounce, and see

wise officers from all quarters. Pedillo, who is a native On all his letters' backs M. P. ?

of this country, called for • Rule Britannia,' and coma

menced dancing a minuet to it with a lady, an inhabi. Who would, as day begins to peep,

tant of this town. Pedillo then called for «God save

the King ;' it is the favourite tune of Bolivar..SÅ (The house half hungry, half asleep)

Patrick's Day' was played not less than twenty times With many a yawn and inward curse,

I danced that nigbt, for the first time since I came to Hear a bad speech, or make a worse?

the country; the people thought the devil had got ints Who from his party, like a rat, run,

my head, or rather into my heels-for they never before

saw me any thing but a calm spectator to any amuse. To humour some capricious patron,

ments that were going forward. This Pedillo is one of Or trimming father, whom his son dreads;

the bravest fellows in the country. The day we anWhen he might take the Chiltern Hundreds,

chored off here he got into his boal, and went close into And in a trice resign his seat ?

the town, sounding for what depth of water was near

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 the town, the enemy firing at him all the time theuBut that the terror of the Fleet,

sands of grape and cạnister shot; he is a fine fellow,

WHITB. Or King's Bench Prison, from whose bourn

and very fond of the English and Irish, which he shows 'Tis not so easy to retum,

whenever he has it in his power but he is a wicked

devil; it is said that he killed, at the time Angostura

SOLUTION. Urges the slave, with puzzled will,

was taken from the Spaniards, not less than one hundred To bear a heavier bondage still.



of them. He had a brother bere, Colonel of a regimest 1 Knight 3-5 diet Pawn ....7-6 of Creoles, in the service of the King of Spain. This

2 Pawa...7-6+ 2 King....848 Colonel and his father are now prisoners in Carthagets TO THE EDITOR.

3 Pawn 6-8 Queen's & t 3 Castle ...,6-8. His mother and sister he found here. The troops are to 4 Castle ....6-8+. . 4 King ....7—7

march from this on the 23d, for the interior, that is about

430 of them, and 100 marines under the command of SIR, If you think the following puerile effort is worth

5 Knight ..5-6+MATE.

Colonel Jackson. The Irish legion, I believe, does not a place in your paper, its insertion will gratify. It is at

consist of more than 600 men; the Legion looks like a your entire discretion to dispose of it; and its fate may

Instead of the Play here put down, the Black | little regiment. The Spanish troops are entrenched influence in that of some other similar productions :

might bave moved his King to 8-8 at his first about eight miles from this; they are commanded by move, or to 1–7 at his second ; but, in this case,

one of Pedillo's uncles. There is an understanding be SONNET, he would not be able to protract the Game beyond

tween this army and Colonel Montillo--not one shot will On the question “ Which has the greater claim on the four Moves.

be tired on their meeting ; they will join each other and

march on for St. Martha--this is what I have heard I services of an emigrant, the country to which he has

remain here with the Admiral, cmigrated, or that which gave him birth ?"

• MARCH 24.-Yesterday, at three o'clock, the troops COLUMBIA.

left this in high spirits, perfectly sober, and in tolerably

good order, one hundred of the Legion was left behind, · Tho' driven by adverse fate to farthest earth,

near seventy of whom are in hospital, so, in order to The patriot loves the place which gave him birth;


garrison the town, the Admiral has got several sailors, And always first in estimation stand, .

and all the marines on shore that could be spared from The laws and glory of his native land :

(Continued from number 1.)

the flect. I never saw a person exert hiniself as the

Admiral did last night, to see that the men were at their Like as a tender, rigid father mourns

proper stations ; he had not one moment's rest until When from his home an ingrate son he spurns, -However we soon landed, under one of the batteries twelve o'clock. Derinzy and I visited the outposts, But prays in silence, and in secret aims,

and on rushing into it found it deserted, and the guds which are stationed about a mile outside the town; we That yet his child may rise above his shames;

spiked; it was by this time day-break. We found never ventured so far in this country before. , I do not

seven guns on this battery, two of them 32-pounders, strip off my clothes at night, I sleep on the chairs, with So does the Emigrant's solicitude

the others much smaller. We proceeded to the second my sword, pistols and carbine at my side.--Pedillo is Yearn when the shores of his first life are viewed ; battery and found it in the same situation as the fust- made Governor of the town, and we are all on the alert; But reason, justice, teach that all his toil

it mounted but four guns, one a 32, another 24, the some say that we may certainly expect an attack this

other two 6-pounders. The town was completely de night, that the inhabitants having been driven from their Is due, to guard and cultivate the soil,

serted, as likewise was the fort, on which was mounted homes, and kept in a state of alarm this long time past, Where now his hopes and future prospects lie,

seven guns of the same weight as those on the first battery will, certainly, take the opportunity of the troops having Where now he holds his life, his liberty.

Orders had been issued, before we left Margaritta, for- left this, to revenge then.selves on us; but my opinion JUVENIS.

| bidding the troops and sailors to plunder, under pain of is, that the inhabitants, finding that the troops have death. These orders however, were forgotten the marched into the country, will say, that we came here houses were almost instantly forced open and every | not with the intention of landing, solely to plunder this

thing thrown about. However, one of the Creoles was place, and then desert it, but to establish independence EPIGRAM.

this morning shot for robbing and abusing some of the here, and give them the liberty they have so long wished

inhabitants who were coming into the town. I hope it for ; they must likewise be aware, that if they should Once, at a masquerade, a painted fair,

will make the rest of the men behave themselves; if so, drive us out of this, in one hour after they would not Was wand'ring o'er the rooms in piteous case ;

I would bid defiance to the Spaniards-for, while the have a house standing in the town. This is a place of

men attend their duty, we could never be driven out of considerable trade, the town is large, the houses are not " I've lost my mask," she cried, with mournful air, this. We are doing all we can to make friends with the fine, but they are, in general, large, convenient, and

"No!" said a friend, “ you have it on your face." Indians, who are very numerous in this part of the l well laid out with offices, and though they are built

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with timber and a cement like mortar, and thatched with it, it was nearly a quarter of a smile across; he, how. As to Mrs. Bartley's performance, it will not be the branches of the cocoa-nut tree, the building of it ever, had not got many yards, when I laid hold of him; | necessary to say much: her fine figure (although must have cost an immensity of money ; the thatch on we were up to our waists at the time ; he was now quite rather too embonpoint), and clear sonorous enun.

the outside looks like straw, but on the inside you would satisfied to walk on quietly with me, as he knew he ciation. seem peculiarly adapted to the part of the I see at once what it was, it is done in a very neat manner could not escape; he satisfied himself with abusing me, and looks very well-if we were driven to the necessity saying I was fed for arresting deserters-that he hoped

persecuted, the dignified, and the resigned Catharine. me Fould not be long reducing it to ashes, and several to God the Spaniards would cut all our bloody throats.

Her conduct, during the trial scene, was a specimen ņof the houses are now occupied by the original owners, I was not able to say one word in reply-I was scarcely on the picest discrimination, mixing Picae most

and many of the men have joined our cause and marched able to see, and, Heavens, how my head ached speak delicate proportions, the firmness and dignity which off with our troops the Indians are curious fellows; a I couid not. You may think it was cruel of me to take should beloog to the Queen, with the natural weak.

fex nights past some of them went among the Spaniards, the fellow; but I had particular orders to arrest every ness appertaining to the woman. Her delivery of bo took a Fay their cattle, saying, that none but Patriots man who was trying either to escape from the Army or the lines should live in this country, Viva la Patriot is the cry Navy, and the fellow is now very much obliged to me


For agog them all. However, on the Spanish Creoles com. my trowsers are absolutely nailed to my legs, with ing to the Admiral the following morning, and complain. the thorns of the prickly pears-you, perhaps, will

I am a most poor woman and a stranger ing of how hardly they had been treated, the Admiral what the devil bewitches me to give so long an account

Born out of your dominions," applied to the Indians and got the cattle back. I do not of so foolish an affair-but before I commenced, I had was pathetic ju the extreme; and, when Wolsey bids write this morning with a very steady hand, but do not just heard, that the vessel for Jamaica would not sail till her to be patient, her quick retort, conclude that I was drinking last night, for really it is to-morrow, and as I was tired writing on the other sub “I will when your are humble !" pot the case, but the unsteadiness is owing to the state jects I thought I might as well anzuse myself, and permy blood is in from the great exercise I have taken, and haps you with an account of this chase. I am in mo

was very fine, and only exceeded by the meek sub. being up the greater part of the night visiting the guards | mentary expectation of my breakfast, and should be duedness o: resignation with which she proceeded to

ry well with me I happy at its putting a stop for the present to my pen. Deter, since I came to this country, except for one fort. I long very much for something in the shape of an Irish

“ nay before, Dight, slept on a bed, and that was when I had the fever ; breakfast I do not mean potatoes or praties, as they Or God will punish me.” I slept a few nights in a hammock, but of that I soon are here called, when the folks of other countries wish | While the hypocritic Cardinal is expressing his got tired, a chest, table, or chair, I may say has been to make fun of us. A breakfast of tea, bread, butter, friendship for her and ber cause, her action was ex. my weeping place, with my boat cloak rolled about me, and eggs, is what I wish for; instead of which I must cellent, and seeiped to show a species of wavering in and a block of wood for my pillow, and I never enjoyed sit down to several dishes of turtles, beefsteaks, wild-lhe

de her opinion as to the Cardinal, which only decided • better health than I have done since I came to this part chucks, cold venison, bullocks' hearts, and all such deof the world, free froin head-aches and almost every licate food, which is to be washed down with claret, port,

itself against him by her mode of givingother achenly I am kept constantly moving about I or grog of either rum, brandy, or gin. Here it comes,

“My Lord, my Lord ! would not know what to do with myself; so much as a so I must fall to work; my teeth arc sharp, as likewise I am a simple woman, much too weak book to read I have not got here, my servant having | is my appetite. .

To oppose your cunning." packed all up in a trunk I left at Margaritta, where I TEN O'CLOCK, P. M.-I spent the day running about, That Mr. Vaudenhoff is a good performer, no one thought it was advisable to leave some of my clothes for which was the best employment I could have had, after

can deny; but the overstrained eulogiums of his fear of accidents. At Margaritta I had plenty of books, the breakfast I made. 'Last night there had been several but seldom read them; I did not feel the same want of shots fired some distance from the town, what the cause

misjudging friends will not tend to raise his repu. 's them then that I now do. The schooner that I men- of it was, we did not hear until late this day; the In

tation in ihe eyes of cooler and more impartial cri. I toned our having missed on our way here long since dians went out among the Creoles, and desired them to

tics. He certainly gave far greater force to the 6 returned. We have two small vessels here from Jamaica, come in instantly and declare themselves Patriots, or

character of Wolsey than I had anticipated, alwhich is but three days sail from this one of the Cap- they would shoot every one of them ; the Creoles did though his face is a very formidable barrier to the

tains, who sailed this day, is so good as to say he will not choose to obey such peremptory orders, from Per pourtraying of the finer and more delicate shades s put this letter into the post-othce. As I think it is very sons whom they all looked upon as inferiors, so a scuffle of passion, involuntarily working on the features.

likely te will remain on this coast for some time, direct ensued, in which an Indian and a Creole were wounded; -lo tbis branch of the profession, Mr. Kean is, pour letter to Jamaica, under cover to the Admiral, or | how this business may end, I cannot say, but there is and perhans

and perhaps ever will be, unrivalled.-Mr. Vanś if you could not get them franked, have them directed no trust, I hear, to be placed in the Indians, as they done?

ey | dephoff's action throughout the greatest part of the to myself, on the Admiral's Staff, and I will be sure of would change from side to side, for eyen so small a matgetting them. I long to hear from you, and to know ter as a glass of grog, plenty of which they got from us,

play was of a most singular nature; both arms were ** that my father and all are well. On the morning I left when we first came here.

extended something ofter the manner of Raphael's Margaritta, I got up very early and walked to General

St. Paul preaching at Athens, and moved up and Englist's monument, in order to take leave of it-while

down with a very monotonous sort of oscillation. He there I espied three sailors marching off with themselves,

The Drama.

corrected this very inelegant posture in the scene I instantly knew them to be desertersI likewise knew

after his disgrace, which very far indeed exceeded that our fleet was in want of sailors, I went up to them

my expectations, although I should have been more and questioned them as to what they were about, and


pleased bad he not so frequently addressed the Where they were going to. They had a story made up,

audience. His utterance of but I knew it to be false 0 I desired them instantly to return they, after some grumbling, turned back with

Friday se'nnigbt I had the pleasure of seeing « Parewell, a long farewell to all my greatness," me. I was at this time upwards of a mile from the Henry VIII. performed at our theatre, Mrs. Bart.

was very able.-While writing of Mr. Vandenhoff, I town-We got but a short distance when two of them ley supporting the part of Catharine, and Mr. Vao

will just take the liberty to suggest to him, that, in bolted off to follow them I knew would be useless, Idenhoff that of Wolsey. The political character of

order to represent the hypocritical meekuess of a concluded, if I did so, I should lose the three, so I laid the play, at the present time, rendered the choice of hold of the third fellow, who came on with me quietly, it rather injudicidus, as it may have deterred from

proud churchman, it is not absolutely necessary to until we came to the Saline-he then said, I was taking attending many admirers of Mrs. Bartley's histrionic

close the eyes. entirely too guch authority upon myself, and that he talents. This is intrinsically one of Shakspeare's

| Mr. Bass supported the character of Cromwell would go no further with me he struggled to get offI feared he would get away from me, so I gave him a

most defective pieces... Plut there is very little with great ability, and is evidently an actor of rising trip and brought him down, thinking that that would

celebrity. Mr. Tayleure, in my opinion, totally misand regular catastrophe there is none. The inte bring him to his senses_it required great exertion on

| understvod, and turned into ridicule, the part, (in. rest of it is much weakened by being divided bemy part to accomplish this, and in accomplishing it my tween the Queen and the Cardinal ; whichever of significant enough certainly,) of Lord Sands, who ford flew out of its scabbard ; the fellow strove to get these two is considered as the principal character,

was evidently intended by Shakspeare for a courtly it, and, to prevent his doing so, I was obliged to let him I the fall of that personage is the natural conclusion / gallant of the age, and not an imbecile buffoon.

, in order to seize upon it myself. Away he darted, of the play ; certainly all the interest there termi. After the play, Mrs. Bartley recited Collins's Ode ad, when I recovered my sword, I followed him I nates.' The whole of the last act, which is entirely to the Passions: this was indeed a treat: to enter 925 closing on him, he rushed in among the prickly superAnon was only introduced by Shakspeare to into a description of the combined excellence of her pears, I close at his heels. Whenever I would attempt to lay my hand on him, he would turn like a hare round

Aalter bis royal mistress, Elizabeth, by the inspired animated action and her chaste declamation would the prickly pears; we were dashing for about eleven

n speech of Archbishop Cranmer. The whole of the be impossible. If one passion was depicted better muutes, he then thought he would have a better chance

Council Chamber scene is very uninteresting, and than another, I should give the preference either to of escaping, by again" going to the Saline, thither he that of the christening would be better omitted, as Jealousy or Revenge. In the afterpiece of Three weat, and I close at his heels, not able to gpeak I was so I do not think that the most scrupulous admirer of Weeks after Marriage, Mrs. Bartley supported the bban; just as I thought I had him in my power, his our divinc bard would object to the retrenchment part of Lady Racket with great effect, and proved fom slipped and down he went, and lest I should fall on of a piece of obsolete flattery."

herself equally calculated to shine in tragedy and him, made a leap to get over him, but my foot struck him, and down icon. nn he got cain

we all acknowledo

| We all acknowledge the services of Colley Cibber, comedy. "Son:e of the scenes with Mr. Brown were and took to

in arranging Richard III. as now performed, from rich in comic humour, and his Sir Charles pleased the prickly pears; here he had long odds of me, but I cele

selected scenes of two of Shakspeare's plays; and I me very much. Miss Wood played Nancy, and al. was gaining fast on him, we went round the bushes just like hare and greyhound; I was on the point of giving

think an equal benefit would be conferred by the though there is but little in the part, she assuredly up the chase, when he again took to the Saline, in the

person who should cut down Henry VIII. into a made as much of it as possible. This young lady middle of which was a large quantity of water; he three-act piece, in which form I have little doubt appears to me to be well calculated to support, with thought if he crossed it he might escape; he rushed into that it would become a favourite.

respectability, characters of a higher description

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Fashions for July.

than those generally assigned to her. Whenever Il than the New Ferry boathouse. Mr. Dickson per the chin. Dove coloured kid shoes, and Limerick bave had the pleasure of seeing her in comedy, ber formed the fear in about forty-five minutes; but Mr. gloves. currect conception and natural performance of her

Ribton (although the stronger aod taller man of the Evening Dress -Composed of white net, worn over a

cwo) did not land until nearly half an hour after him, white satin slip; the body white satin, richly embroider. part has much gratified me as well as, I believe,

occasioned, as supposed, by an adverse currenc. The ed with two full rows of figured blond round the bust; many others. Yours, &c. .

distance swam was about three miles. They were the same fancifully festooned on the sleeves, and coe

each of them attended by a row boat, with proper as- fined with full bows of white love riband; the sleeves TO THE EDITOR."

sistants, for fear of accidents; but none whatever och finished a little above the elbow, with a double piping

curred. This feat stands recorded in one or more of of satin cord; the bottom of the dress, terminating with The frequenters of the theatre have, during the pre

the Liverpool newspapers of the time, and csa rea a broad founce of rich figured blond, headed with the sent week, been highly delighted with the fine comic dilu ber dily be referred to, if necessary.

same, forming mossy leaves, the centre of each leaf coa. performances of Mr. Dowton and Mrs. Glover.

I am, respectfully, &c. VERAX. fined in points, with satin pipings. The Doctor Cantwell, of Dowton, bas passed the severest ordeal; and has been pronounced to be gepu.

(To be continued.) ine. It is,' indeed, a singularly rich and finished plece

To Correspondents. of acting; and Mr. D. was quite at home in every part of it.' His wheedling of Sir John Lambert, his affec


We have received a note from a correspondent, subscriba tation of angelic piecy to old Lady Lambert, and his SIR,- In the early numbers of the old series of the

ing (as we read it) POORANTHE, who remarks, that disgusting attempt to seduce the young one; the Kaleidoscope, you used to Insert the monthly fashions; the Works of Lord Byron and some other modern piriful conduct by which he obtains possession (as which must have been acceptable to many of your writers, are too expensive for is pocket, and that be supposes) of Sir Jobn's property, to the ex-readers, especially your female friends, who I fancy are of many others, who are to the full as fond of reading clusion of the rightful heirs : the cold and impu-l pretty numerous. Now. I am abe

ld and impu. pretty numerous. Now, I am about as unfashionable as their more opulent neighbours. He suggests, that dent proposal to give up his claim to Charlotte, and to an old fellow as you can well figure to yourself; and for the benefit of this class of our readers, we should give his consent to her marriage with Darnley, for yet I wish I could prevail upon you to revive the said insert in the Kalidoscope, the whole of Don JUAN, a pecuniary consideration; and finally, bis dæmone monthly reports, not because I shall read them as they as well as other of Lord Byron's most popular pieces, like manner of asserting " This house is mine, Sir, come out, but for a reason which I trust will weigh There is one objection in the way of this arrangement, and ordering Sir John to leave it, were given with with you. If you establish the Kaleidoscope as a per which our correspondent appears to have overlooked, great strength and beauty of colouring, and prove the mapent work, which I doubt not you will succeed in but of which it would neither be prudent nor honour. praises which haye been heaped on this excellent per doing, since you have made such an improvement in able in us to lose sight. The pieces in question are formance to have been as richly merited, as they were its form, it will at some future day be matter of cu. private property, protected by the law of copy-right, liberally given.

riosity and interest, in turning over its pages, to ascer which we shall never willingly violate. If it were Mrs. Glover's Charlotte was as excellent in its way tain how the weathercock of fashion pointed, at cer otherwise, we should still decline one of the works as Mr. Dowton's Cantwell; more in its praise cannot rain periods, and how capriciously and suddenly it recommended, as we consider the Don Juan of Lord well be said. bas veered.

Byron, a most disgraceful composition, the coarseTayleure's Mawworm convulsed the house with It is, therefore, upon moral and philosophieal grounds ness of which is not at all compensated even by the laughter. I never saw him produce so much effect that I beg of you to recommence che monthly reports wit and brilliancy with which it is occasionally relievesa with so little apparent effort,

of the fashionable world. Jo the School for Scandal, the other night, Mr.Dowton

I am, Sir, with the best wisher,

| We thank 0. P.-SELECTOR-A FRIEND_and Om. delighted a mast brilliant house, attracted by its being

SQUARÉ TOES. CRON, not only for the favourable opinions conveyed the benefic night of the three Misses Dennett. His per.

in their notes, but also for their contributions. Oui. formance of Sir Peçer Teazle, if it be not the most co

CRON would still further oblige us if he could conve. mical, is certainly as judicious and gentlemanly as that

niently transmit a translation of the Bononian enigma. of any actor of the day. He never once descended from the dignity of a Baronet of the old school to set

Morning Visiting Dress. Round high dress of light PHILO is very indignant at our insertion of Swift's on some dozen idle spectators to laugh at his degra.

Cure for

Ove, in the last Kaleidoscope, and threatens green sarsenet, with pointed flounces of the same, edged dation. This is the more praiseworlby, as in characters Sith

as with the application of his CAIN!-Query, Is he with peach blossom satin, and headed by a rich rouleau of this description, it is an error into which an actor is Silk'.

ABEL to do it? We believe, however, that our cor silk trimming of peach and green; long sleeves, finishpeculiarly liable to fall, * Mr. Bass, who has pleased much by his perform-lw.Chinoise, fastened with pagoda buttons. Henrietta | WILLIAM may have the numbers of which he speaks ed the outside with peach blossom satin in carreaux a

respondent is only jesting. ances of some characters this season, should not points from the shoulder within the arms to the waist, have attempted Charles Surface. He is not in possession of any one requisite for the part. He neither

Töf green sarsenet edged with peach-blossom. Pluted fhanged for others.

bonnet of mosaic gauze of peach-blossom colour, crown. | BOMBASTES PURIOSO.A correspondent states for the looked the character, nor spoke it, por walked it, in the led with style to which a Liverpool audience bave been accus-blue-with-broad white fringe.Black satin slippers, ed with a full bouquet of roses. Parasol of Neptune information of the public, that this whimsical Burletta

was written by William Barnes Rhodes, & clerk in comed. Mr. Larkin knocked down the pictures to

and Limerick gloves.

the Bank of England ; and quotes as his authority, » Little Premium" with more humour than any actor I

Walking Dress.o-A cambric muslin round dress; the ever saw. He sang very delightfully, and was warmly skirt moderately full, and rather long; it is finished at FURIOSO is informed that we have stated nothing but

the Biographia Dramatica. encored.--Mr. Brown was a most charming Sir Beg, the bottom by a deep flounce displayed in large plaits, jamin Backbite.-Mr. Rees was a very 80-so Crab- land headed by a number of tucks, which reach nearly

what we conceived to be correct at the time. We tree: and Mr. Vandenhoff gave great plausibility to I to the knee. The body is high; it is tight to the shape,

never saw the particular publicacion referred to by our Joseph Surface. His astonishment at finding that old

correspondents and the only copy we ever met with ' and is arnamented round the bust with a profusion of Mr. Stanley was his uncle Oliver in disguise, was un,

of the work in question, was the MS. of which we 10, tucks, which are made as small as possible, and discommonly well done,

spoke last week, and for which we were indebted to posed in such a manner as to have something of the apAs I am in a rather good humour with the play and

Mr. S. Kearsley. perance of a pelerine. Long sleeve, rather tight to the the acting generally, I shall not say one word of several things which Mrs. Glover did very badly and out

arm, surmounted by a very small epaulette, which is WITCHCRAFT.-We feel obliged to J. L. G. for the

rather shallow in front of the arm, and deep behind; loan of trial of Witches and condemnation by Sir of character, nor of the very bad taste in which she lit is finished by four small tucks. The bottom of the Matthew Halė, knt. ; which is interesting as connect on this evening dressed and rouged. She should

sleeve, which falls very far over the hand, is also, tucked ed with the progress of the human mind, and as always bear in mind, that we country folk, have some

to correspond. The spenser worn with this dress is affording evidence that society is in a gradual state of liccle sense of propriety and becomingness. The The

composed of the dove-coloured soie de Londres, and improveinent. The length of the details may prove atre premises to be very attractive thio week. I

trimmed with rose-coloured zephyrine: the waist is the some objection to its entire insertion ; and we shall should be highly gratified if some of your musical

usual length; it is tight to the shape, and is finished be under the necessity of abridging some of the most correspondents would favour you with a notice of

behind by a short full jacket, divided into three scollops, dispensible facts, after which we shall give it a place Miss Tree.

G. N.

which are edged and lined with rose-coloured zephyrine. in some of our early numbers.


the shoulder, and ornamented at the bottom with dove- CHASER troubles us with any more impertinence, we

coloured satin Spanish puffs. The spenser has no col: shall revenge ourselves by publishing some of his verses. (Continued from our second and third numbera.)

lar, but is finished at the throat by a large cape, lined.

ned | T. W. E.-J. P.-and J. S. shall have a place next and edged with zephyrine; it is rousded and reaches

week. nearly to the shoulders. Head-dress a bonnet composed


of rose-coloured metallic gauze: the brim is large, and Chess. In the early part of our present pablication, SIR,-Within two or three years (as nearly as can be of a singular but becoming shape; it is finished at the an error occurred in our Chess game, which we no. recollected) of the year 1798, Mr. James Dickson, edge by a double band of bijis pink crape; it is rounded tice here, to enable those who take any interest in the merchant, of Clayton-square, Liverpool, and his friend at the corners, and is ornamented in the middle by a subject, to make the alteration with a pen or a came Mr. — Ribton, tobacconist, of Lord-street, in the deep point looped back; in the division made by the in hair brush in Indian-ink. The Castle upon the summer, between the hours of twelve and two, a full sertion of the point is placed a small bouquet, composed square 1-S ought to be a Black one. half hour before the time of high water, swam across of grass and rose-buds. The crown is low; is something the Mersey, in a diagonal direction. They started to in the shape of a melon, and is adorned at the back part gether from the northernmost pier of George's Dock with a number of satin rouleaux placed bias on each

Printed, published, and sold Basin, near the usual station of the Ince boat, and side; a large bouquet, composed of wall-flowers, roses,

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. Janded in perfect health and safety, on the opposite and different kinds of grass, is placed in front of the shore about forty or fifty yards bigber up the river crown; and rose-coloured strings tie the bonnet under !

Liverpool Mercury Office.

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