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wwmlerion of Beppo's letter) but that it will prove of cotton brokers and merchants, ship brokers and but the merchant defies critics ! and well he may, bibir gratifying to him; and if you, Sir, with your sugar bakers, millers, daudies, speculators, and considering that himself is a very notable one. The

a polite attention, will afford the means of con- idlers, I have been obliged to give up the search in Reviewer may fret bimself to death, endeavouring perance, it will confer a favour on a constant reader | utter bopelessness of success.

to find a limping couplet in an unfortunate author, of your instructive miscellany.

The constant frown that dwells on the counte. on which to descant and show his critical acumew: " JOHN SHAKSPLAR. * 11, Austin Friars, May 25th, 1819."

aance of that whipper-in to the Muses, the school- the merchant at one glance determines wbether his

master, (no offence to those wortby gentlemen; | book-keeper has kept the ledger straight ; and the " ROBERT BLOOMFIELD.

whipper-in to the Muses is surely no very contempli.uneven sides of his cash book will readily prove, The Editor of tbe Pocket Magazine has been fa. ble title) is not the result of ill.bumour so much as with the most critical accuracy, whether his cashmured with a polite letter from Mr. Lane, of Biggle of continued and uprestrained authority, the traces keeper has cheated him of a new coat or a thousand wade, enclosing the following copy of a letter from of which are visible upon the visages of these literary pounds; wbether bis debtors are poor, or his credi. Mr. Bloomfield to Mr. Lane, on the subject of our dictators. The tremendous scowl of the Dandy is correspondent Beppo's ioquiries. In the hope that the scarcely worth notice, being generally used as a kind

The scholar may introduce himself to Elysium, pablication of it may gracify his readess, and be ser- of accompaniment to an

of accompaniment tu an enormous pair of whiskers, and banquet himself with nectar; he may cram his viceable to Mr. Bloomfield, the Editor inserts Mr.

or it may be mustachoes, which are now the favou- empty maw with ambrosia, quite as satisfactorily as B'sletter." “ Shefford, Beds. May 9th, 1819.

rite offensive weapon with tbese heroes of the stiff the poor fellow in the Arabian Nights, and after

neck. * $12, I feel obliged to you for the perusal of the

all he may go supperless to bed (if percbance he bas Magzine, and your offer of writing to the Editor,

The cloud that overhaugs the face of the man of ove:) the nerchant goes to Surr's or Horridge's, Letters addressed to me here will reach me uncil Mi- business' is not caused by a continual exbaustion and never envies the poor wretch who (in imaginathadmas next, when I mean to return to London. I of spleen ; it dues not belukep a surly, inorose, 11-tion at least) bas dined with Jupiter. The scholar, thank the parties unknown; and wish to inforın thém sociable being; but is produced by long and close by the help of a lively imagination, may picture 10 but I am not in distress, except as to very moderate application to the affairs of the counting-house, himself the fleet of Æneus; or he may fancy be sees icalsh in general, and worse sight. Numerous friends where tbe feelipgs of the man are generally repressed. The car of Neptune, tritons and mermaids and all! have been very kind in their subscriptioris for my be- 1 1o the bosom of his

lo the bosoup of his fainily he may be seen in pro- | The man of business takes a walk to the Pier, to ear, particularly my countrymen of Suffolk. If there

pria personâ ; but in his counting house he is no feast, not his imagination with a view of these nonbould be still other persons able and desirous to add o the list, their cash may be left at Messrs. Rogers

completely metamorphosed, bis valural countenance entities, but his cyes with a sight of his vessel reand Co.'s, bankers, Clement's-lane, or deposited in my

so obscured, bis liveliness su repressed; he is in so turning home, loaded, not with Elgio marbles, or socker, in which there is plenty of room. I hope to

continual an agony respecting the safety of this ves-such like objects of virtú, but with colton bags or publish again in the ensuing winter; and am,

sel, or the success of ibat speculation, that, as before other merchantable commodities. The sight of that " Sir,

hiuted, unless directed by a gouty sboe, or some wonder of human ingenuity, the steamboat, will Yours, very respectfully,

other such unsophisticable object, I have been very hot cause him to review the progress of the arte, "To Mr. Lane." "ROBERT BLOOMTIELP. unsuccessful in my researcbes.

| perbaps ; but he will be found ruminating oo l be 1 Give me the mau for a friend, whose mind may be possibility of these vessels one day crossiog Ibe

read in his counteoaoce! I do not mean that he Atlantic; and he can calculate with great accuracy (From a Correspondent.]

should have the awkward clownishness of the coun- the saviug of time, and consequently interest of We copy the following from the London Magazine try-man, nor such vacant, good-bumoured, they are destined to effect. but this month, with reference to the “ Horæ Oriosa" ness as the servant girl betrays; but that honest, And after all, staring in a man's face is not the ; in our last oumber :

uudisguised appearance, which indicates an amiable most accurate method of unraveling his secret Pubert Bloomfield. We learn, with pleasure, that rather iban au empty mind. Whatever produces so thoughts, and the dispositions of bis mind. A cele

muse of our rural poet, after a secession of some many dull visages on 'Change, vacancy of miod is brated writer somewhere observes, that the most Pears, is about to step forth again ; and, we trust, with not perhaps the cause; the mercbants of this towo noble minds are frequently concealed under the un diminished attractions. An infirm state of health, and an almost total loss of sight, have rendered Mr.

", being famous for their reveral knowledge, aud maov / inost unpromising exterior;' so that our observatioos Bloomtield entirely dependent for support on the pro.

of them even for their literary attainments. The most of necessity be often inaccurate. Many chaGuct of his former poems; and, as his band has ever

Liverpool Exchange is not, however, the rnost gene-racters, however, such as the studious mao, the man *en open to the demands of those dear to him, that ral spot for literary characters. The ruse may occa- of pleasure, &c. are immediately detected. Our issource has been extremely limited.

sionally be found luxuriantly flourishing in the remarks upon these and other cbaracters must be desert; but I am greatly mistakeu if the majority deferred till anvther week.

of these gentlenieu will put turn with far greater Liverpool.

eagerness towards the barbarous shores of Brazıl or
Chili, thao to the classical plaius of Greece; the
deadly clime of the West Indies is far more inviting

(Fritten for the Kaleidoscope.)

to them than the temperate breezes of Italy: never-
theless, they are by no means destitute either of bril

No. IX.

liant imaginations or studious habits; the man of let

lers could scarcely view with more enthusiasm the Max is practis'd in disguise, Parthenon of Athens, than the mag of business the

And cheats the most discerning eyes.

coffee plantations of Jamaica: and the merchant
will peruse the. Ler Mercatoria' with as much dili.

" These are my companions." -Addison. gence as the scholar Horace's 'De Arte Poetica.' ilbout pretending to much acquaintance with A broker's circular, or foreigo prices current are to SIR,-lo imitation of my predecessor, tbe Spectator, de craniological doctrines of Gall or Spurzheim, I me dry enough; but how eagerly the merchant de- I hasten in this paper to give you a description of my ve frequently amused inyself with looking in ihevours them! Can the Greek student take more

usual associates, who, by the bye, are as great obsera of the aumerous busy mortals daily crowding I paius to unravel the mysteries of Homer, than the e streets, and fan y, at least, that I have some. merchrot to calculate the different exchanges? or

vers as myself. wes got a clue to the mind by a little attention to does the one read wiin more pleasure the Siege of

The first is unprepossessing in his appearance. As untenagce; and though far from baving found | Truy, or aoy of Virgil's stories, thru the other the he has embraced every opportunity that bas offered of

ble indicator of men's minds in their faces, pages of his ledger? And as tu enthusiasm of soul, seeing foreign lands, his complexion has become ve frequently thus procured a little amusement, which the schular supposes to be his alone, cay he weatherbeaten and dark; and mine being as pals as "perbaps I was too idle to seek after it in boast of having ever heard with half so much plea. | ashes, when walking together we form a striking consure any news from Parnassus, as the merchant

trast, “ Cinis et umbra sumus.” This is, however, "amongst no class of mankind have I been less evinces upon hearing of a fall in the price of cotton seful, in these my impertinent speculations, at New Orleans, or elsewhere? View the wan face

counterbalanced by his mental powers: he is masser bose generally designated the mercantile of the scholar, and the chabby rotundity of the of most languages and acquirements; but his forie is gere, I must coufess, I am completely be-/merchant's visage, and be convinced, that, whatever I geography; on the knowledge of which be so much

the coutour of the face does not here give difference there toay be in the intellectual pleasures, I prides bimself, as to have challenged an acquaintance

cation as to the quality of the beart; and the man of business has got something substantial who contradicted an assertion of his, that Morocco Po when I have been able to steal a bint from a So long as his banker buws politely, which will be was north of the equator. Ulysses is his darling hero;

Toul, or what is vulgarly, yet appositely called | just as long as the balance keeps ou the right side, I and would, no doubt, be still more so had be deserted "brandy Nose,' I am ofien as much at a loss what tbe combined forces of the Elinburgh and Quarterly Penelope longer. Vasco di Gama and Columbus are Conclusi

Ito come to, regarding the tempers or Reviews, et hoc genus omne, will not cause him a
Use I have selected to philosophize upon, moment's uneasiness; the poor author would shud. a tavourite topic: the late disc

ent's uneasiness: the voor author would shuda a favourite topic: the late discovery in the South Seas requently been to find an individual's onder with uofeigned horror at a squiblet off in a was almost too much for him; and were he prime Whew, after wandering tharough labyrinths frolic by an odd straggler from the forces of either ;' minister, the public revenue would, doubtless, be ena


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urely speut in polar expeditions, or voyages of disco- game, but which certainly renders it more complicated


and difficult, and of course more interesting. The The next is a chronologist (I was about to say chro- Russians bave also another method of playing at Chess,

(From a Correspondent.) nometer.) The idea of time is never absent from his namely, with four persons at the same time, cwo mind; nay, his bodily motions are almost as regular as against two; and, for this purpose, the board is larger Mr. Tooke, well known from his works on Russia, those of a clock. He can tell the day of every ac-than usual. contains more men, and is provided with a I was Chaplain to the British Factory at St Petersburg, quaintance's birth or marriage, and has several favou- greator number of squares. I was informed that this

In this situation he never showed himself unmindid rite epochas of his own. To-day, when be writes to method was more difficult, but far more agreeable

of tbe bigh duties of bis office, without, however, you, he dates his letter · Anno Mundi;' or, to-morrow than the common game."

being morose or censorious. One day, dining with

some of the merchante, one of them proposed the folo be gives you the Julian period; sometimes you have the


lowing toast : May prudence guide the helm, whik Roman ides and kalonds; but never does he condescend | April 2. 1891.

passion fills the sails." Mr. Tooke said, “ Young ma, to use the English, or (as be calls them) the Gothic

wben passion fills the sails, then out and run, other

wise you are lost." . aames for the days of the week. With this one sin. gularity he is a boon companion, and holds the second


To Correspondents. The third and last is an arithmetician. He, like the

TO THE EDITOR. preceding, is a close observer ; but his peculiar ideas

LATHOM-HOUSE SIEGE.-X. L. D. has noticed com are those of quantity. He sees a bouse, and calculates

observations of last week, just as we anticipated from

SIR, I feel particularly obliged by the reply you one whose communications give evidence of the gen. the dimensions; he views a ruin, and computes the bave so ably, and (as far as I am concerned) so justly

tleman and the scholar. If we do not bear further would feet. If you show him into an elegant room, he made to your correspondent “ Fair Play."

from him in the mean time, we shall rery soon pers is lost in reckoning, by duodecimals, what the painting Had I been aware that “The brief account of the

ceed with the notes, as it is imperative in us to bare and papering may have cost. Newton and Napier are Stege of Lathom House” was already in the European

them comprised in our present volume, in which the

narrative commenced. his worthies; and he has no small regard for Jedidiah Magazine, I should, by referring you to that work, Buxton. He can tell the toonage of a ship almost at have spared myself both the expense of employing an

WALKS IN DERBYSHIRE.-We have much pleasure a glance; nor do I know any where a better guager. Jamanuensis at Oxford, and the trouble of again cran.

in acknowledging the original MS. offered some time This motley triumvirate I denominate my “adjunct scribing the MS. for the Kaleidoscope.

back for our publication, by a Staffordshire friend

It is entitled, “A Pedestrian Pilgrimage of bredare of place, time, and quantity;" in which three parti. Having thus vindicated my own good faith, (I trust

through some of the most romantic parts of Deret: cular. I am inexcusable if I ever err; for nothing to your satisfaction) allow me to return, with scorn

shire, 7th month, 1820; by WILFRED WINDEL.' pleases my friends better than to put their talents into the insinuation of plagiarism to the gentleman who

This little work, which is peculiarly suitable for the

Kaleidoscope, is written with taste, simplicity, and action, which indeed I often do. From the first, I know has so unblashingly advanced it. Whilst he views. J good feeling; and we promise our readers Do Et de latitude and longitude of my lodgings; the chro- with serene satisfaction, the efforts of his pen and the

gratification from its perusal, if their taste assimilat, nologist furnishes me yearly with the common notes depth of bis reading, I would assure bion, that there

in any degree, with ours. and fast days; and my monthly expenses are examined) are those who think it no sbame to send their produc- It is somewhat singular that both the articles rapport by the arithmetician.--Yours, &c.

cions into the world unfortified with dashes or italice, for insertion by a FRIEND, who subscribes ci PYRUS. and who cheerfully acknowledge their absolute igno

A constant Reader of the Kaleidoscope from its comme rance of the matter contained in the dull octavor of

mencent, should have already appeared in our *

lumes. If our correspondent wil take the trouble CHESS. the European Magazine.

however, to consult the index to the first rolume # Your obliged and obedient servant,

our old series, he will meet with the objects of a (Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

X. L. D.

enquiry, under the following heads :-page BW,

Description of the Public Funds - Pages 185 April 11, 181%.

189, Historical Account of the principal Buning The following game of Chess was invented by the

Europe ; occupying a space equal Duke of Rucland, and was played very much about

about twelve columns of the Kaleidoscope, in its pas TO THE EDITOR.

sent form. the year 1747 by some of the best players in England (Abm. Jaasscu, Stamma, &c.) “At this game the board is 14 squares in breadth, and 10 in height, which I SIR,—An inhabitant of the neighbourhood of St. | BONHOMME is entitled to our acknowledguentu hot

, Waico Anne's wishes (through the medium of your miscellany) transcribing the humorous storyof CRICKET, SL maake 140 houses ; 14 pieces and 14 pawns on a side. to call the attention of our worthy Chief Magistrate he might have been spared the trouble, tai The pawns might move either one, two, or three to the shameful violation of the Lord's day. On Sun. apprized that we could have copied it from a

cury, in the 9th volume of which it may be use day last, at a quarter past two o'clock, p.m. no fewer than squares the first time.

12 boys, or young men, were playing at pitch-and-toss, page 86. It shall have a place also in the La * The pieces were, the King, the Queen, then two

I within a few hundred yards north of St. Anne's Church : cope on the first vacancy. Bishops, cwo Knights, a crowned Castle, uniting the before that hateful term Police was known amongst us, move of the King and Castle, and a common Castle. the Constables used to keep order, and suppress public CHESS.-All the copies of the last Kaleidome u On the other side of the King was a Concubine, violations of the Lord's day; and it would be a very great

we have consulted are free from the errata botib satisfaction to the lovers of order, if the Head Constable A. S. of Warrington. It often happens, that we whose move was that of a Castle and Knight united, was directed to attend to his out-door duties, particularly liest impressions of publications of this nature conta {wo Bishops, a single Knight, a crowned Castle, and a on Sundays.

some inaccuracies, which are detected and more common one. The best players at this game were

28th March, 1821.

before any considerable portion of the edition is CC Starama, Dr. Cowper, and Mr. Salvador. It may be

pleted; and it is probable, that the copy of our face

respondent was of this number. observed, that the Pawns are here of very little use;

TO THE EDITOR. and that by the extent of the board, the Knights lose

The paper of ADOLESCENS on Personalities shal mach of cheir value, which, of course, renders the

SIR,You will oblige a constant reader of your pub- |

pear in our next. cand more defective, and less interesting than the lication, by noticing that there exists a great abuse is common one; and since the death of Sir A. Janssen, in our fish market, hy a few individuals who monopolise N

blise Next week we shall notice the amusing impertine in 1763, it is forgotten, or at least, disused." che purchase of fish, and have the market at their own

a pedant, who subscribes a CoNsTANT NA · Mr. Cox, who was in Russia in 1742, says, “ Chers control, by raising or depressing the price at their own

from Ormskirk. pleasure. When a fishing-smack arrives with a cargo, it / We have also to notice J. F.-PYRUS-LL is so common in Russia, that during our continuance is brought to the market to be weighed and sold; the Moscow, I scarcely entered into any company owners of the craft and the poor fishermen are quite 1 -BENVOLIO, and T. $. T where parties were not engaged in that diversion: andl left to the inercy of the chosen few, to give what price

they please for the best sort of fish, and the oftal, such very ofcou observed in my passage through the streets, y ottom observed in my passage Carouga tae streets, as gornets, small plaice and flooks they give nothing for.

Printed, published, and sold by E. SNITE 1 the tradesmen and common people playing it before If the fish were soid by the hammer at the place lately

54, Lord-street, Liverpool. the doors of their shops and houses. The Russians built at the north end of the town, it would be better Sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Bale are asteemed great proficients at Chess. With them

for all parties, and break up those forestallers, so that
the public would be benefited as well as the fishermen

win & Hall, Castle-st; T. Smith, Paradise-shit: He Queen has, in addition to the other moves, that of and their families, who have, of late been in a sad situe

brick, Public Library, Lime-st.; R. Willao, Bulut sko Knigte, whicb, according to Philidor, spoils cheation.

2. Z. and J. Smith, St. James's-road, for ready many one

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The Traveler.

provided, I determined upon paying a visit to the way. The backneyed story of its extending to

telegraph at the summit of the rock the morning Africa is as absurd as it is untrue. A winding LETTER II.

after my arrival, and before the sun had gained too zig-zag military way conducts you to the highcut

great an ascendancy. I accordingly commenced point of the rock, from which there is one of the (Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

my perambulations at day-break, which is as soon finest views imaginable. The Straits, vitb abe

as the gales are open for egress. This ckef 'auore cload-capt Apes Hill and distant mountains of TO THB EDITOR.

in fortification, Gibraltar, or the Rock, as it is com- Africa; the lofty mountains of Spain, stretcbing to

monly called, is about ifteen buodred feet perpen- an immense distance in several directions; the lowes $19,-Immediately upon our anchoring at Gib.

dicular from the level of the sea. The east side is of Algeciras and San Roque, the celebrated fortress raltar, we were boarded by au officer of the impress wholly inaccessible by Dalare, as also is that part Ceuta, the bay and barbour of Gibraltar, with its Wervice, in the osnal agreeable way, who proceeded opposite the low saada wbicb connect it with the shipping, and the boundless sheet of water to the

u mioute search and examination for neamen; continent, and part of which is named the Neutral eastward, form at once « grand and impressive : Mut uste crevi, as usual at that period, were, with Grouod.

coup d'æil. Soldiers are bere stationed, whose bo the exception of ibe officers, foreigners, be gained The town is situated wpop the slope to the west-siness it is to communicate by signal to ibe guard nothing by bis visit.

ward; is pretty large, and tolerably well built. Where ship in the barbour what vessels they dercry, whiol, I landed at the gate called The Water Port, and bature bas left any part unprotected, art bas stepped from the clearness of the atmosphere, is easily done Pås under the disagreeable vecessity of waiting a in; for the low ground on the townside, from tbe while they are many leagaes distant. Monkeys, the all bour for permission to pass, and this too at sands to Europa Point, the most southern point of only ones in a state of nature in Europe, are plenti

son in the month of August, without shelter from the rock, presents one unioterrupted series of forti- ful on the east side of the rock, where they may be Lile searching rays of an almost vertical son. The fications, in batteries, bastioos, &c. all mounting seen skipping and playing on precipices which make į Srement opon which I trod was so hot, that it was guns of the largest calibre planted at different one shudder to look at. There is a raoge of guns

barcely possible to remain loog in the same place. heights, and pointing in almost all directions. The from the south gate of the town, called the Saluting This for a Johnoy Newcome was running a great galleries are immense excavations in the rock, like Battery, the rampart of which makes a delightful link of a fever. It would be difficult to describe my lobbies, along which are gnos commanding the Neu- promenade. An avenue of trees in the rear forins a teations on entering the town, the scene was so tral Ground. St. George's Hall is the finest thing I pleasant object on this partially cultivated spot. Hepletely different from any thing in Englaod. Per in this way; it is an excavated chamber of large All the open plots of ground in and about the for. aps there is no part of the globe that presents so dimensions, and pearly circular, full seven bundred tress are covered with pyramids of catnon halls and réat a variety of persons of different nations, habits, feet above the Spanish lines or ground which it shells of all dimensions, and furnaces are built at auders, and dress, as Gibraltar ; Greeks, Turks, commands. There are many very beavy guns in regular intervals to heal shot; jo short, every part 9, Italiaos, Spaniards, English; in short, people this subterraneous battery, which point through exhibits the ne plus ultra of engineership; and, while every clime and colour, in every garb and fashion, large holes or ports pierced in the rock. Garrison tbe garrison consists of British hearts, the fortress om the richly-embroidered velvet vest of the wealthy balls are sometimes given in this chamber, which, of Gibraltar may “ Jaugh a siege to scorn." The papiard to the miserable tunic of the Moorisb por. from its coolness, is well suited for the purpose Governorship is, as you well know, a rich sinecure; Wra, who crowd the haunts of business, anxious to during the summer months. The passages and the Lieutenant-Governor, however, who resides in sceive ever the most trifliog reward. This latter staircases which conduct us to this wonderful spe- good style on the rock, has large emoluments, which lass of men are mostly of a dark copper complexion, cimen of human ingenuity are not less interesting are further increased by a system of trade-licensing. nd wear their beards long, like the philosophers than the Hall itself, Nearly half way up the rock It was my intention to take a trip to Ceuta, having nd patriarcbs of old. I noticed many extremely stands a noble Moorish castle, partly ruinous, but provided myself with a letter to an officer of the rell featured countenances, full of inarked ex- / which, in its time, has been a strong hold. A consi. garrison ; I was, however, prevented by the sudden pression.

derable height above this, is the celebrated cavern departure of the fleet, which, though originally I was fortunate enough to possess a letter of in- of St. Michael, the entrance of which is very spa- bound for Malta, was ordered to proceed forthwith roduction to Mr. R , which proved of essential cious, the roof covered with immense stalactitess | l0 Migorca, in consequence of the plagae having ervice, as that gentlemao procured for me a written and from the constant dropping of the water and its broken out at the former place. Having replenished Dertaission from the Towo Major to view all the petrifying qualities, the bottoin is very rugged. our stock of provisions and laid in a plentiful store bjects of interest at may leisure ; and moreover the There is a spring of delicious water on one side, I of grapes, wbich are abundant in the markets of atter ordered a gerjeant of Artillery to attend me, which to the weary visitor is higbly acceptable Gibraltar, we set sail, about twenty vessels io com 44d explaio any thing in his particular department. This cavern narrows abruptly, but it is still large pany, under the couroy of a frigate. upon which I desired to be informed. Thus well enougla to admit persons upright for a considerable After two days' liglit but favourable winds, we

, and varied Wilthey were vivid and the rigtridge we observed at

fell in with, and were consigned to the protection of, and rather cloudy; a gentle air now and (cence, rustic simplicity and repose, which the Pelorus Brig of War, commanded by Captain then wafted to us the balmy odour of the bonks have represented as existing there, Gambier, nephew to the Admiral of that pame. Thani

honeysuckle and the clover flower, and and which our infant memories acknowledge We had the misfortune to be becalmed near the Barbary coast for two or three days, the loss of|

fall was one scene of rural and beautiful to have witnessed.

spects compensated by repose. Nature was in her richest drapery;} As we descended the hill from the village having the luck to catch several fine, and, to use her lines had deepened from the tenderness of Pentridge we observed at a distance to the cant phrase, lively turtle. They were of the and gaiety of spring; they were vivid and the right the beautiful ruins of South Wing. hawk's bill kind; a description not held in estimation

strong, and varied with every shade. We field Manor, situated on a gentle eminence by your epicures. A fine breeze springing up,, car.

saw, we felt, and recognised in every amidst the dark foliage of trees, disclosing ried us briskly past the high mountains of Cape di Gata, then, although the hottest month in the year,

thing around us, all those images of peace from the soft twilight of their own creatica covered with snow. Cartbagena and Cape di Palos ful felicity and inimitable loveliness which a tower, or a gray wall, in a manner that were visible, but Alicant lay too distant from our have given a witching charm to the de- gave them a greater interest and efect course, even to afford a view of the land in its vi- scriptions of our poets. We sauntered than a broad uninterrupted view; just as cinity. Pursuing our voyage, we rapidly passed the through winding lanes whose banks were the very imperfection of its records, the islands of Formentera and Majorca; and after lying

green with nodding grass, and the thick obscurity of distant time, and the ragwe 10, the whole of a very tempestuous night, during which we received some damage, anchored in the

springing mercury, and the long creeping breath of tradition, augmented the power poble harbour of Mahon, in the island of Minorca, runners of the ale-hoof; from their high of its history, because they withheld from

Having, I fear, already exceeded the reasonable | luxuriant fences of hawthorn, the spreading our knowledge what night weary and dis. limits of an epistle, I shall not trespass longer than elm and the delicate cerulian ash threw gust, and left the imagination to revel in to say, you shall hear from me again soon, and am, their boughs over us; the wild roses blushed the romantic idea of that lovely accomo Yours, &c. .

in clustering confusion; and the elder scented plished and unhappy Queen, who had there PEREGRINE.

the morning air with its crowded umbels, wept away some period of her imprison

that looked at a distance like masses of snow ment.* The scenery is altogether pectie Never before published.]

amidst its green and vigorous verdure. We liurly pleasing; the richly picturesque ruins ;

alternately caught the extended prospect of their commanding situations abore a file A PEDESTRIAN PILGRIMAGE wide meadows glowing with all the mingled winding and fertile vale; and the luxurist OF FIVE DAYS,

hues that ever were seen on earth; a bright foliage of trees, both surrounding them, and Kur' SOY or THE MOST ROMANTIC PARTS OF and chequered surface of beauty such as no shading the opposite side of the valley, DERBYSHIRE:

painter has yet tolerably imitated, and of whence the manor was connonaded during 7th Month, 1820.

sloping fields, and woods with a dark wild the civil war, heighten the solemn and penBY WILFRED WENDER. air of silence and loneliness, with some gay sive air so peculia:ly appropriate to sub

villa, or white cottage sleeping in their scenes, where the memory of the past, and * Cárc sélve beate,

grassy glades or reared on their confines, the ruinous aspect of the present, dispose E voi, solinghi e taciturni orrori,

which our fancies immediately pursuaded tire fancy to indulge the spirit of romance, Di reposo e di páci alberghi véri,

us were the habitations of delighted beings, and to create with prolific energy niany a quanto volontieri A rividérvi io tórno!"

conscious of all the charm and tranquillity splendid vision, at the very moment whic! GUARINI. of their situation.

the heart impressed with the solemna trzise As we proceeded, the scene gradually of morality pronounces, “Vanitas racitalia WALK TO MATLOCK.

became more animated; the smoke of the omnia vanitas."

different quiet hamlets we passed through At Critch we began to enter on 1.2 * To sit on rocks, to muse o'er food and fell;

began to ascend in many a busy curl, de-Peak scenery. The village itself, situatan To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell,

noting that the repose of the simple inmates on a high limestone rock, has little to Tea And mortal steps have ne'er or rarely been; was at an end : the labourer came leisurely commend it but its prospect; if we may To climb the trackless mountains all unseen, forth from his snug cottage embowered in except an ornament which it possesses a With the wild flock that never needs a fold;

bis paternal trees, with his scythe on his this time of the year (in conimon " Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean : This is not solitude, 'tis but to hold

arm; the jingling team and the whistling mcst Peak villages) rich masses of stoneCraverse with Nature's charms, and see her stores lad were already on the road; the cows crop (sedum acre) like heaps of rad unrolled." .

Byron. I began to assemble round the homeward | gold embossing its straw roofs, gray to

gates, in expectation of the sweet rosy lass and walls. We ascended the tower ol On 20 day morning, the 10th of 7th and the white scoured pail; and the sun servation, on the summit of the hil

tichard and Godfrey, Ainging abroad his joyous splendour gave the town, which commands a most extens and myself, set out on a botanical ramble their full charm to these scenes of rural prospect of the country, lying, like a through some parts of the Peak; Richard peace, full of life, yet destitute of bustle, map of fertile and level scenery: taking the pony, and intending only to animated and yet serene, amidst which the spersed with innumerable lines of accompany us as far as Matlock; Godfrey, poetic imagination for ever lingers, because and hedges, and gleaming serpentine and myself on foot. We left home about it there combines with all the external beauty and diversified with the different shade four o'clock in the morning. It was coollef creation, those delicious ideas of inno

* Queen of Scots

Ying, like a grand


grass, and corn, and wood; decorated with | aspect of scattered crags, some of immense in particular.” “Bless me,” said I, “ hast towns, villas, and villages, and inclosed with dimensions, pitched from the eminence thou lived here these forty or fifty years, a fine sweeping line of blue, where the vastly above, and balanced on a small point and dost not know of a stone that has been distant horizon unites heaven and earth, amongst the moss and green fern. A few so often visited, and which, I believe, is combining in its fine and shadowy tints solitary sheep are seen wandering upon it: within a hundred yards ?” “Why,” said something of the character of both. This and in the valley the clear little river he, apparently ashamed of his ignorance, is the nature of the greater part of this Amber runs winding amongst different " what d'ye want it for?” “Want it for ! inmense landscape ; but on the side next scattered plantations and retired cottages. why we are not going to carry it away in che Peak it is less extensive, being inter- Beyond, rise the undulating grounds and our pockets; I suppose it is about fifty tons!” rupted by the high range of hills. The woods, and the mansions of Alderwasley, “Oh!" said the fellow, “there's a stone view towards Matlock and Crumford is and before you the view is 'terminated by just above, but it's not so big as you talk peculiarly delightful. It is not extensive, the scene towards Crumford, which we of.” We looked up, and saw it just by. Arbeing but about six miles; but it presents noticed from the top of the tower. Triving at the place, we found it standing in such a mixture of grandly swelling hills Near Holloway a neat house is erected, the man's corn-field, which at once explaincrowned with woods, and romantically on the right hand of the road, in a situationed all his pretended ignorance. The stone itstretching lawns of the softest and most to command all the charms of this spot; self is remarkable on no account, except that lively green among them ; of valleys, here and its tasteful garden, and romantic scite, lits origin and ancient use. It is, perhaps, displaying a scene of wild rudeness, and (prepossess the stranger with an idea that its three feet square, mounted on two larger there filled with the deep gloom of the inmates are sensible of the beauties that ones, which appear to belong to the hill, mountains that run into them; of light surround them. At Holloway we turned and shade, cultivation and unreclaimed na- off to the right by a narrow stony road, top is cut à circular hole of about ten ture; winding waters, and lofty bounding that lead us at once into a wild and soli

lead us at once into a wild and soli- inches diameter, and six inches deep. This hills; the sublimity of creation, and the tary region, partly enclosed with stone walls; altar, as doubtless such it was, is fixed on the tasteful touches of human toil--as are sure and partly open uncultivated common, summit of a remarkably high hill, immeto make the observer descend with a sigh. where the blue milkwort, and the crimson diately overlooking the village of Matlock. It is to be regretted that the tower should foxglove, and the ling, decorated the rocky | We were disappointed in it, but most de. be suffered to fall into a state of decay, solitude; the silver tones of the gorse-lin- lightfully surprised with the sudden prosthat renders it dangerous of ascent; and net, and the chittering of the grasshopper, , pect that broke upon us, just at the moment It is to be hoped that the same laudable | were the only animated sounds. In this we reached it; so that our immediate attenspirit which induced the proprietor of the scene, along the side of the eastern ascent, (tion was involuntarily drawn from the object hill to raise it, will call his attention to its and yet low and hidden at a distance, stands of our search, and fixed on the enchanting preservation. The repairing of it would the little, unconnected, antiquated village / view of Darley Dale. accasion the owner but small expense, of Dithick, or, in the Peak pronunciation, while it would preserve a source of grati. Dedick. From this spot, where one might

[To be continued.] fication to travelers, which would render imagine the world was unknown or forgot. many indebted to him.

ten, and all the concerns beyond the bounLeaving this in the descent to Holloway, Wary of its valley were considered of little

the name of Cochrane, a relative of Sir Alexander or, as the people callit, Howy, the scenery is interest, went forth Anthony Babbington,

y Divumgon, Cochrane, is engaged in an attempt unequaled in the striking and delightful; the roads run along | chief of the conspirators who were execu- narratives of persevering and intrepid adventurers. We the side of a steep hill to a considerableted for a design to assassinate Elizabeth, have seen a letter from St. Petersburgh, of a very recen distance. Turning round the hill at first, and to liberate the Queen of Scots. The

date, which states that this gentleman, as appears by his

own letters, has reached Irkutsk on foot, on his road to the road is intercepted by a plantation of ancient mansion of the Babbington family

America, by the supposed north-east Promontory of Jarches on the left hand, as if purposely still remains near the church.

Asia. He had previously written from Lobolsk. On planted to surprise you by the prospect Riber, a village near which is a stone, the 13th of September last he had traveled 8000 versts they cause suddenly to burst upon you. probably a druidical altar, is situated on all in ply to burst upon you. Lorohoblu a druidice) olton is c otodono in 123 days, entirely on foot. When he wrote, he ex

| pected by the 10th of December to meet with 45 degrees Above, waves a lofty wood amongst whose hill, on the opposite side of the 'valley.

lly on the opposite side of the Valley of cold. He sleeps in the open air, and wears nothing Shade and scattered trunks the eye wanders | Ascending to it, we inquired our way of a but nankeen breeches. The Government has been very up the steep ascent, charmed with the gay countryman, who told us we should readily kind to hiin, particularly Count Kotchuberg, the Minisprofusion of mountain flowers which adorn see the stone, where, he said, “some doc

iar como docter of the Interior, who furnished him with every facility

in his power towards success in his arduous enterprize. "; the blue flaunting campanula, the elegant trine had been done, and an altar where The Emperor took great pains to try to dissuade him eerulean jasconic, there mingle their hues they did duty in some former religion.") from this desperate undertaking ; but he was determined With the orange glow of the beautiful St. At the village, which consists of a few poor to make his experiment. vonnswort (Hypericum pulerum,) and the houses on this wild common, we passed a James Abernethy, the wandering mendicant, so well bright tints of cornels, orchisis, and vero- large old hall, now used as a farm-house ; known between • Tinto tap and Loudon Hill," and

who some time ago entered into his 100th year, declares Nicas. Below, the hill descends with great and not seeing the stone so readily as the that this last year has been the mildest he ever rememprecipitance, to the distance of about a quar. man promised us, we again inquired of

ve again inquired of bers. None can be a better judge, as he is out every

day. One flake of snow did not fall on him during the let of mile, presenting a wild and rugged another: he told us, he knew of “no stone whole winter.-Glasgow Chronicle.



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