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and elsewhere.-Mr. Thomas Forsyth as Scipio, in Mr. Sneyd, a Corsair-Mr. Dixon, a Turk of Aleppo.-measure, to sacrifice the advantages of dress to correcto

Os correct Roman costume, exhibited a model for a Mr. George Swainson, Mr. Hartopp, of the 88th, and ness of Costume; they were decidedly amongst the best painter or statuary. We are confident that Kemble many others; but they were, perhaps, surpassed by Mr. figures in the room.-Miss Jane Hollinshead, as Anne himself never presented a finer bust; and it was with Menzies, who adopted the manners, as well as the garb of Denınark and Miss Crompton as her daughter nocern that we learn that Mr. Forsyth is absolutely of Turkey with peculiar felicity.- Mr. Gabriel Swain. | Elizabeth, queen of Bohemia, were equally good. A inaudible from a violent cold caught by the exposure of son (a Cossack) and Mr. Robert Greg, as a Bostanjee, merry ard spontaneous dance which these ladies, the be that and neck.- Dr. Traill (who by the way ought or Turkish guard, deserve particular notice. Mrs. Messrs. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd (as an antiIn here attended better to his friend) was the pendant of Case, of Vernon-hall, was in an old and most splendid quated couple) joined, produced such an effect, that the fup, in the classic garb and helmet of Epaminondas. dress, which attracted particular observation.-Mrs. country dances were for a moment deserted, to supply Loking at him, and his truly Grecian cast of features, John D. Case wore the bridal garb of the peasants of them with spectators. Miss Henrietta Hollinshead was we could not help lamenting that the modern Greeks the Island of Rugen.-Miss Case and Miss M. Case | not equally acconimodating, as she preferred her own had not now such a leader to shake off the Turkish looked lovely as Swiss villagers.--Mr. James Hilton, as good looks to the amusement of the company, and was foke. Mr. Newsham was a Don Cossack. The effect the patriotic Hotcr, excited general interest in the cause spiteful enough to look quite bewitching as Rosalind. of the music was occasionally huightened by the addi- of the injured Tyrolese.- Miss Mainwaring was beau--Mr. George Drinkwater was prevented by a recent ttom of this gentleman's deep bass notes, to the more tiful in herself, and in her elegant Neapolitan attire.- accident from going the circuit, but as a Chamber fehle serpent and bassoon.-Mr. Headlam supported Mr. Townshend personated (and very well too) Master Counsel he gave his opinions gratis in a corner.-Mr. the dignity of his newly acquired title of Duke of Slender, and was admirably supported by his sisters, as Robert Gladstone wore the identical military uniform Ropada, to which he had succeeded the previous day, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page -Mrs. Lawrence, unrivalled which Joseph Bonaparte threw away at Vittoria, when with Spanish gravity. Miss Maury was an art. in her knowledge of costume, was beautifully dressed in he was obliged to conceal himself in a hay-loft.-M188 less, det'ghted Swiss peasant, matronised by the fair a white satin petticoat, covered with embroidery and Faulkner looked particularly well as the Countess of American, Mrs. James King, (in a beautiful Spanish nearls, and a splendid black gown : she followed the Bridgewater in the time of James the First-Mr. Jodress) whose sparkling eyes verified the acknowledged dress of Countess Wallenstein, wife to the great Impe- seph B. Yates appeared as a Courtier.-Miss Yares a tribute of her countrywomen-Mr. King appcared in rial Conmander in the thirty vears' war.- Captain and Miss E. Yates were inimitable ladies of the old

il court dress.--Major Parke was an inimitable Lawrence was the painter Rembrandt.--Mr. Langton School.-Miss Woodville was a Peruvian Princess, a Inight Templar, Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert.-Miss wore an Albanian soldier's uniform, that belonged to lovely daughter of the sun.-Miss Swainson, the Misses Ichsom represented Rowena.- Mr. John H. Parr in a Ali Pasha in his youth.--Mrs. Moss, of-Otterspool, was Murray, Miss Worswick, and Miss Andrade, struck all suit of black armour, did great credit to the cha- | dressed as Margaret of Anjou-Mr. Miller appeared , us particularly as adding to the beauty of the room ; kter of Cæur de Lion, though we could not observe in as the Duke de Sully, but was unhappy in the absence but the hurry of the evening presented our noticing many of the sluggishness attributed to that knight of his royal friend and master.- Mr. Jos. Ewart was the peculiarities of their dress, so much as their general 1. James Henry Clough was an excellent represen- perfectly unique in the habit of a ( ardinal (once worn appearance.-Mr. George Littledale was a most splen. are (in armour likewise) of the Red Knight, Sir by the Cardinal York) and we were happy to see that he did Albanian ; and Colonel Wilson of the Royals was einald Front de Bauf.—Mr. John Stavert supported possessed the owdinal virtue of temperance, as he ab- cqually magnificent in the Tartar garb.--Mr. Samuel He part of Priar Tuck with great pleasantry and good stained absolutely from the supper table.-Mr. John Parkes appeared as Richard III. and was attired in the umour; and did justice to the excellent venison pasty, Ewart, as the gay Tamerlane or haughty Bajazet pro. | identical dress worn by Kean in that character, having tented by Mrs. James Aspinall to the committee. duced a marked effect.Major Drake was a Squire of obtained it from Mrs. Kean for the occasion. -Mr. Henry #r. Arthur Heywood appeared as Prince Menzikoff the Bath, attired most correctly; this gentleman's fea- Harrrison was Dr. Syntax.--Mr. William March was tired in a travelling dress for his journey to Siberia. tures bore a striking resemblance to his naval ancestor, a very effective old gentleman in a yellow suit, and Te should have pitied chis unhappy nobleman, had Sir Francis Drake. – Mrs. Drake was inimitable as Lady Mr. Pierce Butler, an excellent French Abbé.-Mrs. tot een Miss Sarah Jones, most correctly attired Pentweazle; her dress, of itself, arrested every eye, but William March represented a peasant of Tras Los

Elizabeth the exile, whose society and charms she rivetted attention by the correct manner in which, Montes, and looked particularly well.-Mrs. Murphy re wall calculated to reconcile one to banishment, of by her conversation and playfulness, she supported the appeared as Beatrice : who would not, in such case, be hatever duration.- Mr. Hugh Jones was a delightful character; and the two Miss Willis' made a most strik- Benedict ?_The Misses Newton were dressed, we be. Turk, and came to the ball with a suite of no less than ing appearance, being exactly biform, or divided into lieve, as Cauchoise or Norman peasants, which were ementeri dainsels.-Mrs. Jones pleased us by a living two equal parts, youth on one side, and age on the other ; well adapted to their elegant forms.-Mr. Wallace mature of Rubens's second wife. In her train we so that a lover might well have exclaimed, "My bane Currie, in an invalid's French silk embroidered morning Hiced a smart little tigure, whom *

e, whom we found after and ontidole are with before me."-Mr. Tartt, in a fancy | gown, was the Duc de Roquelaure, and looked like ards to be Annot Lyle represented by Miss Thomp- Venetian dress. Mr. Robert Neilson was very chastely statesman of the last century. It was evident, that, m; she was dressed in the Highland costume, and neatly attired in a forest or hunting dress, and Mr. whilst he was apparently condescending to the trifles of d Inoked classically well.- Miss Hannala Heywood Barnard as a peasant.-Miss Mary Gott, as a Spanish the evening, his mind was occupied with more important As dre-sed as the Bride of Abydos.-Mr. Knox, of lady, attracted, in turn, the eyes of the whole assen.bly affairs. He seemed particularly afraid that the magni. #th Regiment, was an inimitable Chinese, and she was accompanied by the Miss Ewurts, rot less ficent muslin tent, which was fitted up for the occasion." old have done great credit to the grenadiers of Kien attractive, in very elegant and well-ima zined fancy / might be endangered by the blaze of beauty to

ndancered by the blaze of beauty to which it -Miss Parke of Wavertree, was a fair Dalmatian. dresses. Mr. Ireland Blachburne was dressed in a vas exposed.--Mr. Richard Dawson, as the Duc de • Parke of Highfild, a fair Durchwoman, so court dress-Mrs. Ireland Blackburne in a graceful and Bourbon, covered with fleurs de lys from head to foot, fad a costume and rigure as to create a momentary simple fancy dress.-Miss Kenrick as a Norman lady was happy in the choice of his dress and character, and 754, and lead us to fancy ourselves at Groningen, was really beautiful and Mr. Kenrick, as a Spanish should have convinced his more solemn colleague, that vath Beveland.-Mrs. Ryan was an old lady, in a Grandee, looked particularly well.-Mrs. Bolton, as the amusements of the town are not inconsistent with

two hundred years old, and kept up the silence Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, in the dignity of her the affairs of office. We noticed that Mr. D. wore the teserve of that age.- Mr. John Hayward Turner manners and splendour of her dress, might have been gold spur, left by King Henry I. at the mansion of his om our readers will justly think demanded ear well taken for the roval Anne.-Mrs. Staniforth and ancestors.--Mr. Charles Pole, quite at his ease as a " Botice) was a Tyrolese peasant, and certainly Miss Morland, as Ladies of the bed-chainber to Queen gentleman of the last reign, did not seem to care how kadmirably. His general courtesy and po- Aone, vied in elegance of manners with her Grace. late the Sun might rise.The evident union of the thes, and his constant attention to all, excited | Sir John and Lady Tobin as a gentleman and lady of three Pyrotechnists was delightful-Miss Ellen Buckley utersal admiration.-- Mr. Walter Moore, as the the time of Waverley, were capilally dressed. Lady T. was beautiful as Euphrosyne, and Miss Mary Benson ike of Medina Celi, was an ornament to Spain. He was so much pleased with the evening, that she declared was a lovely peasant girl. We do not recollect ever celebrated for his activity in the establishment of that when next Sir John was Mayor, she should beg him seeing a more interesting figure than Miss Harriet Dational schools in that country, for which his name to let his ball be a fancy ball, which Sir John politely pro- France, as a flower girl. Miss Berthons were capti. Il be handed down to a gratetul posterity.--Mrs. Wal. / mised.-Mr. Peter Serjeantson as a Roman, (the Dicta- vating in fancy dresses, one of them as Titania.- Doctor

as an excellent Dadish bride, whose beauty required tor Sylla, we hear) played the Roman's ard the lover's Formby exhibited, in the armour of a soldier of the 14th aid from ornament or dress.- Mr. Walker was a Polish i part." -Mr. Richard Heywood was an inimitable Rob century, a dress well suited to his athletic form. The ??ht, and descanted largely on the deviation of the Roy.-- One of the most striking figures present was Miss brandishing of his scabbard now and then alarmed the ille, and other mineralogical subjects.-Mr. Barclay Bell Heywood, in a fanciful but elegant dress; her more delicate of the fair; his suit of chain armour :arel as Sir Robert Walpole ; and Mrs. Barclay in beauty attracted general notice. -Miss Phæbe Heywood was chivalrous and imposing.- Mr. Isaac Hodgson was

steful Grecian dress, for which her figure is well looked remarkably well as a Russian Princess. -Mr. a noblo Sir Roger de Coverley. His delight amidst ptd. - Miss Newsham looked remarkably well in Charles Saunders as a Venetian peasant (the number of the happy throng was such as to induce a friend * Costume of Ida of Athens, the correctness of which peasants present, by the bve, was 57) looked (Mr. Joseph Leigh, as the Duke of Beaufort) to

striking, Miss Heien Newsham, as “ sweet Ann blooming and happy; while Mrs. Saunders was delight- ask him which he preferred,- the charms of such 2,"made many a youth long to be a Master Slen-ed and delightful as a Florevtine countrywoman.-Mr. an evening, or a hard run after a fux? to which T: She had a rival in Miss Georgiana Roach, and Mrs. Edwards were as correct representations of the he replied with gravity, That inuch might be said on 10. was similarly habited.- Mr. Tonna was a old English gentry as any present. --Mr. Staniforth, as both sides."--Mrs. Henry Moss was perfect, as an old sve Troubadour ot' Estramadura.- Mr. Bolton Dr. Cripepper, of herbal memory, was an admirable lady, we think ; but we were so struck hy her beauty

and in a splendid Court dress, and for some old physician, and evinced such care of the company as to and gaiety, that we forgot for a moment our office of 11% seemed delighted. At length, however, he excite the notice of Dr. Brandruth and Dr. Traill. --Ma: annalist.We ought before, this time, to have noticed ited for the pure mountain air of Westmorland, and jor-General Clay, and Major Elliot, with Major Ferguson, Mrs. Currie, as a lady of fashion, most correctly habited

exnilarating pursuit of the chase..Miss Hilton and and Mr. Hilwn, of the ssih, wore their respective uni- in the dress worn fifty years ago : her head dress was :53 Harriet Hilton truly adorned the room, by their forms; aud Captain O'Hara, of the same regiment, an admirable.-Miss L. Cairncroft was very pretty as Ca. Tional charms, and beautiful. Tunisian dresses : Austrian uniform.-Mr. Wm. Latham, as a Wahabeetharine de Bourbon-Virs Touchet was all splendour

ng on them, mary a one longed to be a follower Chiet, and Mr. Charles Macmurdo, as a Bedoween Arab and magnificence-Miss Colquitt, elegance itself; Miss Vahomet. This is the place, perhaps, to observe, were above all praisc.- Jirs John Leigh and Miss Hol. Eliza, simplicity (always charming :) Miss Mary was of if we never saw a better collection of oriental cos. linshead wore the antiquated garb of the reign of George the old school; and Miss Lucy, singular, but particularly 11les; particularly Sir John Hilton, K. T. S. in an . ; and we should not do then justice if we did not attractive. We found it impossible to learn their par. Bibal Arabian dress Mr. Sneyd, sen. a Tripolitan.- notice that good humour which induced them, in some'ticular designations.-Mr. R. Duncan bac e crted hitc.

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INDIAN CONJURORS. we (without his arms, firc arms we mean, or cap) then as

espondence. the faithful Friday, who complained so much of cold as to hasten to ensconce himself in a thatched covering

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from Harriott's Strimle theme och lite Unele (quite original in a ball-room) and, lastly, in the real dress

TO TRADESMEN AND OTHERS of a New Zealander, brought home by Captain Anstice. “Without any pretension to being thought a conjuror | He danced quite as well as ever, in all these characters. myself, I may venture to give a general opinion of the

It has been a practice of late for extravagant youths Mr. Hotinguer, from Paris, said, that " Le souvenir relative merits of the natives of Europe and those of make applications to taylors, drapers, and shoemaken.

Jat mean those who are living with their parents) to de cette soirée lui seroit à jamais cher." He perfonated a Hamburghe peasant. Mr. Hornby, as a Asia. In a variety of slight-of-hand practices; the for credit for six or twelve months, stating, that the me Mainote Corsair, looked very agreeable; while Mrs. Asiatics may be reckoned at least equal to their Eu-muneration for their apprenticeship should cover the Hornby, the youthful and lovely bride, was charmingly ropean brethren, while some of their objects of decep

expenses they incurred, which credit has been given by dressed in a delicate pink satin dress. Mrs. Peter Ains

some to a great extent. worth, as a Persian Sultapa, beautifully dressed, and of non

ty appear on a far larger scale and

I think it would be proper

these tradesmen consulted these persons' parents before lovely appearance, yiewed in the whole room her sub- more difficult to account for. As specimens, I will they deliver any goods, as it would prevent much dison jects and admirers; while her sister, Miss Byrom, as a mention an instance or two

in a family, and many presumptuous applications whic Norwegian peasant (our memory begins to fail) delighted At a chaveau, or treat, given to a large party of ought not to be hired for any length of time, unes

are afterwards made for the payment. "Gigs and horse, all.-Mr. Loftus (here we feel confident of being correct) was perfect as the great Churchill.-Miss Crooke officers, in a tope, or grove, of mangoe-trees, a travel the parties are perfectly known to the owner. and' her sweet sister, were very attractive in their retir. ing conjuror and son made their grand saalam in the

JUVENIS. ing manners as French peasants (we thought we had course of the afternoon, offering to show their exploits. dispatched all the peasants); while Mr. Crooke, as Wamba, and Mr. Alex. Smith, as the Earl of Leicester,

The boy, who might be eleven or twelve years old, in their respective costumes took monstrously.--Mr. Rip knelt down at about three-score yards distance : any ley enveloped his very neat figure in a very neat uniform. officer was desired to take a melon and place it on the -Mr. Menzies, jun. was a very handsome and promising boy's head. The father, driving a crotch-stake into the

FANCY BALL.-The verses originating in the recent Sir Walter Raleigh, with so beautiful a mantle, that a

Fancy Ball, and entitled “The Bacheln, a the Queen would scarcely have ventured to press it with her

Palace of Enchantment," can hardly fail to please on royal foot; this, however, Mrs. Fletcher did, as the powder, and then requested any of the company to load | readers; to whom we wish to intimate, etis, to our haughty Isabella of Bavaria, but not without some it with a bullet which he produced. Kneeling down,

own knowledge, they have been produced on the marks of compunction.-Mr. and Mrs. Ewart, Mr. and

of the moment, at little more than four-and-trey Mrs. Sandbach, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (of Fullwood he took his aim by resting the point of his long gun

hours' notice, by a gentleman, too, who had not be Lodge) Mr. and Mrs. Duff, Mrs. Morrall and Miss on the crotch ; and, firing, shot through the melon. advantage of witnessing the scene he has so portich Bạchanan, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke (of Ashfield) Mr. This he performed three times, and there was no

described, but who undertook the task at the parents Moss (of Otterspool) Mr. George Grant, and some appearance of imposition, the boy being closely watched

tion of a friend. others, were in splendid court dresses, of uncommon beauty, and formed a pleasing relief to the eye, as they

by officers who stood a little apart on cach side of him. O'SHAUGA NASEY. We have before expressed the hurried, with agitated steps, through the motley groupes. | We credited the father accordingly for his excellent opinion we now repeat: that the eloquent and portial The dresses of the gentlemen were so singularly alike, shot; but he so completely deceived us in some other

Incantation to our quondam correspondent, O'Shaupa. that they might all have been got at the same place, I feats of dexterity, that. at the close of his performa

nasey, cannot fail to produce the desired effect, if the and, to use a mercantile phrase, seemed to form part

higbly-gifted gentleman, whose fate combines so of the same order.

we concluded there must have been some deception mystery and interest, be really still in the land of the We regret to state that several gentlemen were much in his firing at the melon, though we could not dis

living. disappointed, by the negligence of the carriers, who, by cover it. One of his tricks was as follows:

DREAM.The letter of J.Q. on this subject is accep. the non-delivery of parcels in time, prevented many

“ He put the boy into a round basket, with a lid to table. persons from appearing with the wished-for splendour. It was owing to a mistake of this kind that Mr. Justice cover it; but first sent the boy with another such

JUVENIS will find his suggestion has not been dies!

inrya will find hieman Case, who had ordered the habit of Artaxerxes, from basket empty, which he placed on the earth about the garded. Mr. Stultz, was obliged to appear in the mean garb of I same distance he had been fired at. When the lid a Ratcatcher; and Mr. Willis (of Halsnead) and Mr.

The interesting original Letter from Italy, and the der Sherborne (of Ravenhead) after waiting to the last mo. of the basket was tied down over the boy, the father |

cription of the late Fancy Ball, take up so larps i nient for the expected parcels, were at last obliged to spoke and the voice answered as from the boy in the portion of this day's Kaleidoscope that our prenos appear at the Ball in their ordinary clothes; this gave basket, close to us. The father ordered his son to arrangements have necessarily been interrupted. The rise to a ludicrous mistake, as one of these gentlemen remove into the basket that had been carried and

letter, descriptive of the Garden of Europe," va was ordered to change a plate, by a young lady, who

unexpected acquisition, as not many days have elopers mistook him for one of the attendants. A young lady, placed at the distance of sixty yards or more, empty ;

since it was politely offered to us for insertion; residing about three miles off, was, by the inattention and, in about the time it might have taken to walk we take this opportunity of offering the coluna a of her milliner, placed in the similar necessity of ap- that distance, the son called to his father, the voice

the Kaleidoscope for the insertion of similar con pearing in her customary attire; but her great beauty

nications, which, in this great commercial wows, sounding as from the farther basket. On this, the and commanding stature were so well set off by her snow

frequently present themselves, although there! white drapery, that we were compelled to exelaim, that father untied the lid, opened and turned the basket generally be of an inconvenient length for an art Minerva had left the Parthenon to join the party.--Mr. up, empty; and, ordering the boy to show himself, newspaper. We, therefore, respectfully into Richard Addison, of Preston, was particularly amusing cularly amusing he did so by rising up from the distant basket. This

tributions to that department of our Gleaner, 1383 in the character of Nebuchadnezzar; and he performed

we shall henceforth designate THE TRAVELLII the quadrupedal motions of the Babylonian monarch

feat, or trick, was repeated, but we could not diswith a rapidity that was quite astonishing. This gen- cover it.

| HOŘÆ OTIOSÆ, NO. VIJI, and Letter on the Sissy tleman was a perfect Proteus, and without any change

" At another time. I have seen a girl. about fifteen of Coins, have, as we have above hinted, FUNCIL of dress, would, by the versatility of his talents, and years of age, suspended in the centre of a large tent,

temporary postponement by the insertion of the fan the variety of his gait, assume so many different appear.

Ball; and which, together with the original Vex ances, that he could scarcely be recognised.-His fair without any apparent means of supporting her from

to which it has given rise, occupy almost half of war neighbours, the Misses Gorst, were very pleasing as falling. She was huddled all in a heap and swaddled present publication. wulanese peasants._We were particularly struck by the thick with clothes, so as to show only her face, which appearance of Mr. Henry Moss, who was a most correct

looked sickly. We were not allowed to touch either Printed, published, and sold by E. SHITI and likeness of the unfortunate Louis XVI.; nor should we omit his fair companion, whose transparent complexion her or the bundle she was wrapped in, but we cut

54, Lord-street, Liverpool and beautiful colour conferred a lustre and animation the air above and below her every way, with our Sold also by John Bywater and Co Pool-lane; Mtume upon the formal and antiquated robes of the days of swords, as we walked round her, without being able

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mc. 1 George I.-But we have done; for if our readers are

Smith, Paradise-street; Mr. Warbrick, ruce not tired, (and we think most of them, except those who to account by what means the bundle, with the girl

Library, Lime-street; Mr. Willan, Bold-street; have not yet found their own names, must be so) we are

in the middle, was suspended. I resign it, therefore, G. P. Day, Newsman, Dale-street; and Me ourselves heartily exhausted. for solution, to more able conjurors than myself.”

Smith, St. James's-road, fur ready money only To conclude, we have not intentionally omitted any;

AGENTS FOR MANCHESTER.-Miss Richard if we have done so, the bewildering scene and the

• The name of an Asiatic mode of salutation, especially to-1

Market-street; Mr. Sowler, SL ADD's Square; shortness of the time must be our apology,. As to the wards superiors.

Mr. Fletcher, Market-place. Ball itself, it far exceeded any thing ever before seen

London, Sherwood and Co. Warrington, Mr. Blarra here, and we question the possibility of any thing being

| Dublin, J. K. Johnston & Co. Prestos, Mr. Whittie, hetter done. There was a freshness and gaiety of ap- A singular instance of the Fluctuation of Taste, as it | Stockport. Mr. Davon

Stoke, Mr. TomkIDRO pearance which heightened the general effect; and was, relutes to the Value of Literature. The same edition of Leeds, Mr Dew hirst

Hanley, Mr. Albut we think, owing chiefly to almost every dress being a an early printed book, Caxton's Faytes of Armes, sold Bolton, Mr. Kell

Wigan, Messrs. Le connect picture in itself, and new for the occasion. instead in the Roxburgh collection for £350; at the sale of Bury. Mr. Kav.

Ortskirk, Nr. Garside of being, as is too often the case, selected from the Lord Spencer's duplicates, by Mr. Evans, for £60; and Hull, Mr. Perkins.

Blackburn, Xr. Ragwe faded wardrobes of the Opera and Theatres. on Saturday, by Mr. Sotheby, for £7..

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| 32. Passion for dancing rather on the cheapening mittens. Three grey hairs in

decline. Voted sitting out play and farce left eye-brow. THE BACHELOR'S THERMOMETER.

one of the impossibilities. Still in stage- 36. Several grey hairs in whiskers'; all The following specimen of genuine humor (from box three nights per week. Sympathized owing to carelessness in manufactory of the Nee Monthly Magazine) was recommended to with the public in

"I with the public in vexation, occasioned by shaving soap. Remember thinking my wur notice by a correspondent, whose suggestion it required very little inducement to adopt, after a perusal of non-attendance the other three; can't please father an old man at thirty-six. Settled the piece itself, at which we have laughed too heartily, every body. Began to wonder at the plea- the point! Men grew old sooner in former to require any other test of its excellence. It is certainly sure of kicking one's heels on a chalked days. Laid blame upon flapped waistcoats Shef d'auvre in its way, and the writer has perhaps a

floor till four in the morning. Sold bay and tie wigs. Skaited on the Serpentine. dever been surpassed in his playful attempt to hit off the follies, absurdities, and self-delusions, which cheat mare, who reared at three carriages, and Gout. Very foolish exercise, only fit for man to the end of the chapter.-EDT. KAL. shook me out of the saddle. Thought boys. Gave skaits to Charles's eldest

saddle-making rather worse than formerly. son. ** Alatis 30.-Looked back through a vista Hair growing thin. Bought a bottle of 37. Fell in love again. Rather pleased

ten years; remembered that, at twenty, I Tricosion fluid. Mem. “a flattering unc- to find myself not too old for the passion. looked upon a man of thirty as a middle. tion.” iged man ; wondered at my error, and pro- 33. Hair thinner. Serious thoughts of require protectors ; day settled; devilishly (racted the middle age to forty. Said to a wig. Met Col. Buckhorse, who wears frightened ; too late to get off. Luckily myself, « Forty is the age of wisdom.” one. Devil in a bush. , Serious thoughts jilted. Emma married George Parker one Reflected generally upon past life; wished of letting it alone. Met a fellow Etonian day before me. Again determined never myself twenty again, and exclaimed, “If I in the Green Park, who told me I wore well; to marry. Turned off old tailor, and took rere but twenty, what a scholar I would be wondered what he could mean. Gave up to new one in Bond-street. Some of those w thirty! but it's too late now. Looked in cricket-club, on account of the bad air fellows make a man look ten years younger. the glass; still youthful, but getting rather about Paddington; could not run it, without Not that that was the reason fat. Young says, “a fool at forty is a foolbeing out of breath.

38. Stuck rather more to dinner parties. indeed ;” forty, therefore, must be the age of 34. Measured for a new coat. Tailor Gave up country dancing. Money-musk wisdom.

proposed fresh measure, 'hinting something certainly more fatiguing than formerly. 31. Read in the Morning Chronicle, that about bulk. Old measure too short ; parch. Fiddlers play it too quick. Quadrilles * watchmaker in Paris, aged, ment shrinks. Shortened my morning ride stealing hither over the Channel. Thought had shot himself for love. More fool the to Hampstead and Highgate, and wondered of adding to number of grave gentlemen Watchmaker! Agreed that nobody fell in what people could see at Hendon. Deter- who learn to dance. Dick Dapper dubbed love after twenty. Quoted Sterne. “ The mined not to marry ; means expensive and me one of the over growns. Very imperti. expression of fall in love' evidently shows, dubious. Counted eighteen bald heads innent and untrue. love to be beneath a man.” Went to Drury- the pit at the Opera. So much the better ;| 39. Quadrilles rising. Wondered sober lane ; saw Miss Crotch in Rosetta, and fell the more the merrier.

mistresses of families would allow their carin love with her. Received her ultimatum; 35. Tried on an old great coat, and pets to be beat after that fashion. Dinner none but matrimonions need apply. Was found it an old little one ; cloth shrinks as parties increasing. Found myself gradual. three months making up my mind (a long well as parchment. Red face in putting on ly Tontinting it towards top of table. time for making up such a little parcel) shoes. Bought a shoe-horn. Remember Dreaded Ultima Thule of hostesses elbow, when Kitty Crotch eloped with Earl Buskon; quizzing my uncle George for using one; Good places for cutting turkeys, bad for pretended to be very glad. Took three then young and foolish. Brother Charles's cutting jokes. Wondered why I was al turns up and down library, and looked in the wife lay in of her eighth child. Served ways desired to walk up. Met two schoolglass. Getting rather fat and forid. Met him right for marrying at twenty-one ; age fellows at Pimlico, both fat and red-faced.

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Used to say at school that they were both the money expended upon Waterloo Bridge , occupied with an account of Florence, Venice, Milas, of my age ; what lies boys tell !

and the return to England. From these voluines va might be better employed. Listened to aa 40. Look back ten years. Remember at howl from Captain Querulous, about family

shall proceed to make a few detached extracts :

| From Rome, our fair author traveled to Naples, thirty, thinking forty a middle-aged man. expenses, price of bread and butcher's where she dashed about until she saw every thing & Must have meant fifty. Fifty certainly, the meat. Did not care a jot if bread was a

cept an eruption of Vesuvius, which was not sufficiently

as a complaisant to exhibit its terrific splendour during be age of wisdom. Determined to be wise in shilling a roll, and butcher's meat fifty residence there. This was really a disappointment, la ten years. Wished to learn music and pounds a calf. Hugged myself in “single

although our country woman says she and her par were not " quite wicked enough to desire an eruption ti happen entirely for their amusement, yet, if an eruptig

there was to be within any reasonablespace of time, bis No defect of capacity, but those things ing.

could not resist wishing it might be a little hurried a should be learned in childhood. 1 47.

their account.” Of Naples we are told, that

Top of head quite bald. Pleaded “Among the peculiarities which strike a strange in 41. New furnished chambers. Looked in Lord Grey in justification. Shook it on, the streets at Naples, when he becomes so habituated og

the stir and bustle as to be able to observe any thing new glass ; one chin too much. Looked in reflecting that I was but three years re- are the odd looking little carriages, called Calessi, carte other new glass; chin still double. Art of moved from the " Age of Wisdom.” Teeth

driver standing behind, and directing the horse vih glass-making on the decline. Sold my sound, but not so white as heretofore. his voice and whip, the temporary stages on which the horse, and wondered people could find any Something the matter with the dentrifice. played,--the moveable shops for the sale of marrin

wit of the illustrious native of Naples, Punch, is dis pleasure in being bumped. What were legs Began to be cautious in chronology. Bad I melons, lemonade, &c. and the characteristie groups made for ?

who surround them and crowd the streets, in varied but thing to remember too far back. Had se- always picturesque costumes. All these carriages, stereo 42. Gout again : that disease certainly rious thoughts of not remembering Miss

shops, and people, are as fine as gaudy paint, 1 proto

sion of gilding, and gay though often ragged stufis, tri attacks young people more than formerly. Farren.

med with gold and silver tinsel, can make them. The Caught myself at a rubber of whist, and

excessive love of meretricicus finery pervades al mes

48. Quite settled not to remember Miss of persons, and covers all sorts of things with the met blushed. Tried my hand at original com- Farren. Told, Laura Willis and Palmer,

false and paltry ornaments.."

Our travelers were fortunate to be at Naples during position, and found a hankering after epi- who died when I was nineteen, certainly did he carnival, when a masked ball took place at the rojo gram and satire. Wondered I could ever not look forty-eight.

al palace:

It was the first fete which had been given sincet write love sonnets. Imitated Horace's Ode, 49. Resolved never to marry but for restoration of Ferdinand the Fourth to the Kingdom " Ne sit ancclla.Did not mean any thing money or rank.

the Two Sicilies; and so much was said and thougit

about it, that it was like serious, though Susan certainly civil and at 50. Age of wisdom. Married my cook.

•O'Rourke's noble fare tentive. 1-Grimm's Ghost.

Which ne'er was forgot,

. By those who were there 43. Bought a hunting belt. Braced my

And those who were not. self up till ready to burst. Intestines not


“All strangers were dying to obtain tickets. But $

those only who had been presented at their own COLETA to be trifled with; threw it aside. Young

were invited, and as many most respectable traveles men, now-a-days, much too small in the


(especially English) had not gone through that ceremos

ny, there were numbers of disappointments. Indeed waist. Read in Morning Post an advertise- ||From Sketches descriptive of Italy in 1816 and 1817;

from one cause or another, this ball excited a monstrum ment, « Pills to prevent Corpulency ;'

commotion, both among foreigners and natives..

with a brief Account of Travels in various parts of In the forenoon of the day, the Principe di lbought a box. Never the slimmer, though! France and Switzerland in the same years: 4 vols ; | a Sicilian nobleman of our acquaintance, came to

London, 1820.1

in great distress, to know if my sister or I could lenes much the sicker.

bird of Paradise plume to a friend of his, who bad been 44. Met Fanny Stapleton, now Mrs. A few more travelers in Italy, and we shall soon be

chosen by Prince Leopold, along with four other la

vourites, to attend him all the evening; and to Meadows, at Bullock's Museum. Twenty. | as well acquainted with that classic country as we are all to be attired alike. Four of these plume 2 tive years ago wanted to marry her. What

with our own. The Tiber will be as familiar to us as procured ; but, alas! Naples did not prode | the Thames; the seven hills of Rome made better

in all countries, courtiers worship the risco an escape! Women certainly age much

Those only,who know something of courts can imagine known than the Seven Dials; and the church of St. I the eagerness with which this chase of the sooner than men. Charles's eldest bov be- Peter as often before us in the “mind's eye" as the ca. 'plume was conducted all over the city, on this day gan to think himself a man. Starched thedral of St. Paul. It is not, however, from these into how much importance these feathers roses

I laughed at myself for cravat and a cane. What presumption ! volumes that the public must expect much information | politan estimation.

I took in the business ; and it certainly did not ans with which they may not be previously acquainted. from any admiration for Leopold himself, At his age I was a child.

The traveler is a lady who acknowledges her deficiency heavy-looking young man, with white ha 45 A few wrinkles about the eyes, com- in those classic acquirements which must give an ad-brows, and the thick lip of the Austrian family, it ditional zest to the contemplation of Grecian genius and" "Though generally known by the name of

( wbich he is maternally descended. monly called crow's feet. Must have | Roman glory: she is, however, a lively and intelligent pold, his proper title is Prince of Sa caught cold. Began to talk politics, and writer, who, in an extensive ramble, has noticed every to be his father's favourite: I beard it often contidele! shirk the drawing-room. Eulogized Gar- thing that came in her way; and had she confined her

affirmed, that Ferdinand intended the Duke of Calama

to inherit only Sicily, where he was then Terde rick ; saw nothing in Kean. Talked of self to the impressions they made, without attempting | viceroy, and that Prince Leopold was to be the one Lord North. Wondered at the licentious

to retute more able writers or to settle doubts much be- | Naples. An absolute monarch may do my ered at the licentious- yond her reach, and also had exhibited less flippancy on | alive ; but an absolute monarch, when dead, ness of the modern press. Why can't peo- religious matters, her work would have been entitled to

another sort of personage ; and I shall doubt the posts

of Ferdinand to seat his favourite on the throue, ple be civil, like Junius and John Wilkes, much praise, notwithstanding, as she confesses, the

the especially as the Duke of Calabria is said to have a staz in the good old times ? scenes and objects she witnessed “have been so often

party in his favour in Naples itself, where Prince La | and so much better described.”

pold is much less popular than his father. 03. 46. Rather on the decline, but still hand. The first volume contains the tour of the fair author is. appeared to much the greater advantage

casion, indeed, the old Monarch, weak and silly a5 2 some and interesting. Growing dislike to from England to Rome, through Paris, Toulon, Genoa,

for his manners were kind, frank, and affable,. the company of young men; all of them

Parma, and Florence. The second is confined to a de- son sauntered about the whole evening as talk too much or too little. Began to call

by the name of Prince Les $ l'rince of Salerno. He is beliete


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and its environs. The third includes leaning on the shoulder of one of his plumed favour
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and scarcely deigning te notice any one else | an account of Naples, and a further account of some " The King is a good-humoured, rear chambermaids at inns“My dear." Thought I religious ceremonies at Rome. The fourth volume is old gentleman. He was dressed

"g te notice any one else in the routes He was dressed in a plain black domini

umoured, respectable-looking

se; and seemed to enjoy the amusement from his from this study; for, in short, there is no object or even the fourth is warmly covered up, and guarded against art. La Mogile also wore black, with a profu.

relating to the Roman Empire, which is vot pictured the inclemency of winter. Such are the devices of the diamonds. Though the wife of the reigning sovethis lady is not allowed either the title or state of

Romans; and such as these can never fail to be a fund on a niedal. · for she was the subject before she became the Some reverses bear the head of the Empress, the of amusement and instruction to was en wate King. She was created Duchess of Santa son, or the daughter, of the Prince whose portrait

AN ANTIQUARY. Florida; but is more commonly called La Mogile. She

graces the obverse: such are esteemed much by anti Liverpool, March 12, 1821. is young and rather handsome.

is The Duchess of Genoa, the daughter of Ferdinand, quarians, as they not only assist in the arrangement of and her husband, brother to the King of Sardinia, were a series, but ensure us the likeness of a near relation, also present at this ball. He is very uninteresting, and who, perhaps

COINAGE OF ENGLAND. who, perhaps, never struck a coin bearing his own the very plain, in appearance; but, though apparently

head. ar from young, she is so immoderately fond of dancing,

SILVER COIN. to tire out the most youthful and indefatigable cour. The deities represented on the Roman coins differ Silver pence, half-pence, and farthings were coined

from the Greek, inasmuch as the latter but give us down to the reign of Edw. III. 1354 ; then groats and "Having now despatched the royal party, I may de. seerd to the rest of the company, which consisted of the gods or goddesses, with their attributes, whilst on half-groats; next a shilling or testoon, called so from a

têste coined in 1503. Henry VIII. coined crowns : Turss, Jews, and Infidels of all descriptions ghosts and the former they are generally attended with their

Edward VI. half-crowns, sixpences, and threepences ; devi sods and goddesses Tartars of the Desert, Cos. names. Thus, on a coin of Lucilla, Venus, though Elizabeth, three pences and three-farthing pieces: from sack Chiefs, Indian Princes, numerous Sultans, and in.

well known by the apple in her hand, has yet the name 43d Eliz. to the present time the coinage has remained the unerable Sultanas-Greeks, Spaniards, Dutchmen, and

same. Richard the First's ransom cost 1,600,000 pennies, round her, VENVS. But it is more common to have Lap landers; a variety of Swiss and Italian costumes,

which beggared the kingdom, and producing the discon. and an immense assemblage of fancy-dresses. Every an adjunct added, as on one of Faustina the younger,

or Faustina the younger, I tents under John may be said to have been the origin of one a masked on entering the rooms ; but none of the VENVS GENETRIX, which generally shows that English freedom. He was the first King who debased osal family wore masks, and as the King himself took the Empress has had children ; it is also a reverse of

the English coinage, and he did it to 91 per cent. Henry hem off from some of the earlier comers, the whole com

the Eighth's side-faced coin is good; the full-faced bad. any were at liberty to get rid of the unpleasant inSalonina. On one of Marcia Otacilia Severa, we have

Edward the Sixth's the reverse. Edward the Sixth's is umbrance as quickly as they pleased. There was no the PVDICITIA AVGVSTI. And it is from this

as they pleased. There was not be PVDICITIA AVGVSTI. And it 18 from this the last full-faced coin. Edward the Sixth's base coin of tter pt at preserving character, except in dress; but, adjunct, that a writer on the study supposes all re- 1547 is the first English coin bearing a date. Under Wil. that respect, nothing can be imagined more splendid, verses to relate to the Emperor or Empress whose

| liam III. was the grand re-coinage of silver, to the amount aried, or elegant. The suite of rooms was extensive,

of £6,400,000 : county mints were established to expeangnificently furnished, brilliantly lighted, and splen. head is represented on the obverse.

dite this coinage. idly filled. The supper was served in great abundance On the Greek we have Ceres with her wheaten gar.

GOLD coix. od variety, on gold and silver, and seemed to form no land: Minerva, with the helmet; and the others in the The first was under Henry III. 1257, gold pennies. adifferent portion of the entertainment to the Italian art of the company : who not only ate pretty largely like manner; whilst the Romans always give us a le. The next was that of Florence, 1344, six shilling in vogend when they bear any of the deities, though we

lue! then angels, angelets, ryals, sovereigns, ciowDs, of the good things set before them, but stuffed their pock.

and 20-shilling pieces. The guinea was coined in 1663, s with cakes and other portable articles. They did have, sometimes, reverses without, as of Titus in his of Guinea gold, to go for 205. but it never went for less this quite openly, not conceiving that any one would triumphal car, &c.

than 21s. by tacit consent. A guinea in 1696 was worth think it strange, for it is the counmon practice all over

I shall conclude this letter with a few of the most 80s. It is computed that the whole cash of the kingdom

passes through the Bank in three years. In 1783, all One extract more, and we take our leave of Naples :- remarkable reverses on Roman coins, not only as mo.

5 moo | the gold coins, Unites, Jacobuses, Caroluses, &c. were * Pew masks, either good or bad, attend the San Carlo numents of events which then took place, but of one called in, and forbidden to circulate. ; masquerades, and this is also the case in the semi-heb.

which had happened many centuries before the date of - denadal parades, in the Strada di Toledo; where no

COPPER COINAGE. better amusement is to be found than seeing twenty or the coin ; and also as models for after ages. For what Not coined till Elizabeth, and then only as a pledge : thirty shabby and stupid masks pelt each other with can be finer than the coin of Titus which has the cap- not received well, and but little coined till 1672; then spoonfuls of whitened dough, kneaded into little round tive daughter of Judea sitting under a palm-tree, weep. ha

halfpennies and farthings. Tin and copper studs under balls. There is generally a large enough crowd of spec

James II. with nummorum formulus inscribed. Trades. fators on foot; for, if you do not quarrel with the quali. ing! “ This," says Cooke, “ naturally reminds us of

mens' tokens supplied the place of this coinage. 17. you may have what quantity of people you please at that passage of the Psalmist, By the waters of BABY- The Duke of Savoy took Saluzzo, and coined a medal Naples; and accidents very frequently happen in con. LON We sat down and wept wbeo we remembered thee, with a centaur running away with a nymph: his motto Kience. One day, a better mask than ordinary passed losinofu HR.....

Jo Sion!"" " But what is more remarkable," observes was Opportunè. Henry IV. of France retook it, and Mong the street, and the crowd, rushing after him, reck

his medal represented Hercules killing the Centaur: hio child Mr. Addison, “ we find Judea represented as a woEss and careless of what they were doing, pushed a child

motto was Opportunius, -Pliny says, “ Falsi denarii ander the wheels of a carriage which was proceeding in man in sorrow, sitting upon the ground, in a passage spectatur exemplar: pluribusque veris denariis adulceri. the line. The poor boy's leg was broken. Some notice of the prophet chat foretels the very captivity recorded nus emitur.” Is not this a strange encouragement of an it may be imagined, was taken of this affair ;-but, no on these medals." But the legend of one, in particu

imitative art ? We reward the artizan with the balter. ach thing. It was neither thought of, nor spoken of

The best modern counterfeit coins are by Cellini and Cagain. Accidents of this kind are, indeed, so frequentlar, is most striking, as it is an address of this captive

vino, Paduans, and are called the Paduan school. They Naples, owing to the frightful rapidity with which daughter of Jerusalem to her conqueror, VICISTI may be detected by their comparative thinness, being too carriages are driven, that they do not seem to excite a CAESAR. Nor can I pass over a medal preserved in l circular, and having the moder

CAESAR. Nor can I pass over a medal preserved in circular, and having the modern letters, as M. for M. Bogation of any kind. Under l'ancien regime, if an old man was run over, a trifling penalty was exacted; but

the Pembrokian Collection, which has been considered nothing whatever could be demanded for the demolition as a traditional evidence of the Mosaic flood. It is of

Anecdotes. of an old woman."

the Emperor Philip. For the reverse of which we see
an ark upon the waters, containing two persons, a

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man and a woman, the latter being veiled. The same
Fine Arts.

persons are also represented as being just landed; and, The late Madam de Stael had, in her youth, the most

with uplifted hands, witnessing some extraordinary celebrated instructors in every branch of learning; and ON THE STUDY OF COINS. emotion. On the roof of the ark sits a dove, and

among others, the famous Dr. Tissot and our historian another is in the air, on the wing, with a branch in its

Gibbon. The former, entering one day the study of

the lady, before the latter had finished his lesson, said LETTER V. .

bill. In the front of the ark, and under the man, are to her : “ Madam, when you are sick of bis philoso

che letters NNE. The legend is EII. Maex8 AVR pby, my medicine will cure you." Upon which Gib(Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

swx AAEE ANAPOV BAPXI seco ATLÁM PON bon retorted : “ Madam, when his quackery bas killed Sub Marco Aurelio Alerandro iterum Archi sacerdote

you, my philosophy will immortalize you." •N THE REVERSES OF THE ROMAN IMPERIAL COINS. Apamensium. (An engraving of it will be found on

Marshal Villars had the government of Provence reference to it, P.3, T. 78, in the Pembrokian Collec

conferred upon him by Louis XIV. for his military serTO THE EDITOR,

tion.) There is also ano:her curious reverse of Anto vices. It was customary in that part of France, on the ninus Puis, on which we see four persons, who seem accession of a governor, to present him with a purse of

accession of a governor, to present hi SIR, -As the side of the coin which bears the por. delighted with their respective employments : and re- this had been done by the last governor, the Prince of

money, which was however, generally refused; and trait is termed the face, or obverse, so the opposite side present the different seasons of the year. Three of Condé. The people baving been much impoverished is called the revers.

them are naked; one having a basket of flowers upon by the war, the same was expected from Villars, and k is the great variety of deities, at full length, con- his bead; a second with his reap-hook, ready for the

or the the conduct of his predecessor mentioned to him, giarles, allocutions, and ceremonies, public and private, / harvest; and a third witb the fruits of the vintage. Itbe Prince of Cond6 is inimitable," and kept the mo

But, being very avaricious, be replied, “ Gentlemen, which affords one of the principal amusements arising These need no clothing, in the sunshine of Italy: but ney for his owo use.

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