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Dess that every tint and object derive from early foot from the shrub and floweret in our health. 1 Wrapt in exub'rant robes, the bashfúl maid
ful walk; to behold the glories of the setting sun, Yet courts the gloom, and woos the dewy glade. so lofty a point of observation. I have seen 'or the silvery moonbeam playing on the surface of
With her pied Punsy once a vestal fair, many richer scenes, more wooded, more the quiesceni lake; to admire the expanded rose
In Ceres' train low droops with am'rous air, bud, and to watch the progress of nature in its
Stained by the bolt of love her purple breast, watered, more embellished with towns, and
And • freaked with jet' her party-coloured vest. spring, are amongst the loveliest and sublimest en
In rival pomp see either Rocket blow. towers, and villas; but there is a magic in joyments, and are unknown in the busy haunts of
Bright as the sun, or as the new-fall'n snow, such a wide expanded view; a deep, calm,
vicious and populous cities. The country, retire With gaudier Lychnis' vermile hue combine,
ment, bealth, order, sobriety, and morality, can alone And Stocks in variegated vesture shine. and peculiar beauty that rests on the furnish them.
Gift of a goddess, one pale Lily bends mighty landscape, though but little en There are fashionables, however, who expect to Her milk-white bell, and freshest fragrance lends;
make nature subservient to their habits and caprice, A second waves in meretricious glare, riched with the ornaments of more sylvan every where, and in every thing; and who, not con
Radiant with orange glowher scentless hair. countries; a charm
Tall Tulips near their rainbow streaks disclose ; tent with bringing summer to January into their in the loftiness, the
Aspiring Alcea emulates the rose; painted and gilded saloons, by rare shrubs, flowers, profound solitude; and a sublimity in the
And Helianthus, like the god of day, plants, and the expensive contents of their conserva
Binds round his nodding disk the golden ray. splendor and amplitude of the whole, that tories, added to the forced fruits and other articles No gorgeous dyes the meek Reseda grace,
of ruinous luxury with which their boards abound, may be deemed conspicuous only to the
Yet sip with eager trunk yon busy race madly expect to transmit town eujoyments and disa Her simple cup, nor heed the dazzling gem morbid enthusiast of nature; but I have sipation into the country, in order to lead the same That beams in Fritillaria's diadem. unvaried course of voluptuousness and riot all the
No more ignoble now great Maro's theme, felt and have enjoyed them, year round. lo contradistinction to what we hear
Cerinthe freely pours her honeyed stream; of "rus in urbe," it is with them urbs in rure; and
And Martagon, of classic honours vain,
Bears on his brow the gory-spotted stain The Naturalist's Diary, not satified with turning day into night, and night
Still darkly graved on each returning bloom,
The moans of Phoebus, and the hero's doom.
In gay Mezereon's crimson-tinctured bush where they only go as an adjournment of the London Again revives coy Daphne's maiden blush ; By zephyrs led comes genial May,
spring, and then travel down to the country, to view And, as above she tufts her polished leaves,
Veiled her green tresses from the wintry storm;
Ah ! here how changed she charms our wondering eyes, Then the plumed tenants of the copse and grove arrive about the beginniug of this month. Among
The rose-lipped Hebe of Hesperian skies! Disport on circling wing, and chaunt of love.
Like Sol's full radiance, when he gilds the morn, these are the goatsucker, or feru-owl, the spotted
And deep red clouds his rising throne adorn, The scenery of a May morning is not unfrequently fly-catcher, and the sedge-bird. In this and the
Pæonia round each fiery ring unfurls, is beautiful as possibly can be conceived ; a serene following month, the dotterel is in season.
Bared to the noon's bright blaze, her sanguine curls: ky, a refreshing fragrance arising from the face of The insect tribes continue to add to their num While Enothera sheaths in many a fold, he earth, and the melody of the feathered tribes, bers; among these may be named several kinds of Of primrose scent and hue, her fainter gold, All combine to render it inexpressibly delightful, to moths and butterflies.
Nor yet unbinds the firmly clasping zone, "zhilarate the spirits, and call forth a song of grate A few butterflies that bave passed the inclement Till eve's mild lustre mingles with her own ul adoration.
season in the chrysalis state, are seen on the wing How fresh the breeze that wafts the rich perfume,
early in May; soon after which the female lays her! • Mr. Martyn believes the Martagon, or turncap Lily, And swells the melody of waking birds!
eggs singly on the leaves of nettles. The caterpillar, to have been the Hyacinth of the ancients; and says he The hum of bees beneath the verdant grove,
immediately on being hatched, sews the leaf on which has sometimes seen the dark spots on its petals so run And woodman's song, and low of distant herds ! it finds itself round it like a case; the effect of won together as to represent the letters AI, forming half the
derful instinct, to preserve it from a particular name of Ajax, and expressing Apollo's grief for the And yet there are some to whom these scenes
I species of Ay called the ichneumon, which otherwise loss of his favourite, who, as well as the hero, was an give no delight, and who hurry away from all would destroy it, by depositing its eggo in the soft change
changed into that flower. he varieties of rural beauty, to lose their hours and
body of the caterpillar. But, as the caterpillar must livert their thoughts by a tavern dinner, the prattle
have food as well as shelter, it feeds on the tender I the politics of the day. Such was, by his own
Fashions for May. onfession, Mr. Boswell, the biographer of Johnson;
ruinous a state to be longer inhabited; then crawling od, according to this honest chronicler's' report,
to another, it again wraps itself up; and tbis haphe Doctor bimself was alike insensible to the charms
Fancy BALL DRESS.-A round dress, composed of f nature. « We walked in the evening (says Bog.
pink gause over the satin to correspond: at the bottom creased in size, that one leaf will not serve it both of the skirt is a wreath of full-blown roses, placed at sell) in Greeowich Park. Johnson asked me, I
for food and raiment. It therefore becomes more the edge; above this wreath is a row of shells, emappose by way of trying my disposition, 'Is not his very fine? Having no exquisite relish of the
ambitious, and, reaching to the top of the pettle, con-broidered in silver at irregular distances; they are sureauties of nature, and being more delighted with
nects several leaves together to make its house and mounted by bouquets of roses, which are also placed ne busy hum of men,' I answered, Yes, sir; but
supply its appetite : till being at length full growo, it irregularly, with considerable spaces left between.
suspends itself from a leaf, and puts on the armour ENGLISH CARRIAGE DRESS.-High dress of Grosot equal to Fleet-street. Jobnson, . You are right,
that nature directs it to assume before its last and de-Naples, of pale cerulian blue, with two rows of broad ir.' 'I am aware that many of my readers may
plete state of existence which happens in die silk fringe at the border ; each is headed by a rouleau of Ensure my want of taste. Let me, however, shelter
teen or twenty days, according to the temperature of
& white satin. Mancherons forming a bourrelet, divided yself under the authority of a very fashionable the air. Then the ugly deformed caterpillar is me
by white satin; triple Castille ruff of Brussels or Ur. aronet in the brilliant world, who, on his attention
me- ling's lace. ention tamorphosed into the beautiful butterfly. eing called to the fragrance of a May evening in
Other insects now observed, are field crickets, the se country, observed, . This may be very well; but,
chaffer or may-bug, and the forest-fly, which so r my part, I prefer the smell of a flambeau at the much apnoys horses and cattle. The female wasp
THE SCOTCH BAGPIPER. ayhouse !!!!"-To such persons, like the lady
appears at the latter end of the months. escribed by Young,
As a Scotch Bagpiper was traversing the mountains About this time, bees send forth their early swarmg. I of Ulster, he was one evening encountered by a halfGreen fields, and shady groves, and crystal springs, Nothing can afford greater amusement than to watch starved Irish wolf. In this distress the poor fellow could And larks, and nightingales, are odious things! the members of this iodustrious community in their think of nothing better than to open his wallet, and But smoke and dust, and noise and crowds delight; daily journies from flower to flower. We have try the effects of his hospitality; he did so, and the And to be pressed to death transports her quite :
already given a list of trees, plants, and flowers, from greedy wolf swallowed every thing that was thrown to Where silv'ry riv'lets play through flow'ry meads,
wbich the bees extract their honey and wax: the him with the greatest yoracity. The stock of provisions And woodbinesgive their sweets, and limestheirshades, Black kennels' absent odours she regrets,
following poetical catalogue is from Dr. Evan's ele was soon exhausted, and the piper's only resource was And stops her nose at beds of violets.
then to try the virtue of his bagpipe, which the wolf no gant poem of the “ Bees."
sooner heard than he took to the mountains with greater "To meet the sun upon the upland lawn;" to
The past'ral Primrose now, that whilom smiled, | precipitation than he had come down. The poor piper atch bis majestic rising from the gilded east; to
Unseen, unscented, thro' the lonely wild, .
could not so perfectly enjoy his deliverance, but that,
Swells in full-clustered pride, and boldly vies with an angry look at parting, he shook his head, and atemplate the rosy-fingered morning, opening the
With Polyanthus of unnumbered dies.
said, “ Aye, are these your tricks ? Had I known -y upon man; to view the prismatic colours re Nor less the Violet here delights to shed
your humour, you should have had your music before -cted in the drops of dew; to brush that dew with A richer perfume from a prouder head ;
part of this co
ecomes in too
D. and so much
The heart which can refuse a tear
1 “Redeem mine hours-the space is brief For those who fall in war's career,
While in my glass the sand-grains shiver, Can ne'er deserve thy envy'd cheer,
| And measureless thy joy or grief,
My Hookah. When Time and Thou must part for ever!"
Where conversation seem'd declining,
Bat if that silence should be broke,
“ I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's inserted, at the request of a gentleman from abroad, a And then resumed thy snake to smoke,
WoTTox. humourous piece, descriptive of a voyage to India. The
My Hookah. following lines were presented to us at the same time, Should lovely woman deign partake,
B We give a place to the following humourous aritogether with a reverse piece, called the “ Pains of the A whiff or two for smoking's sake,
cle, from the New Monthly Magazins at the esse Hookah,” which we shall take an early opportunity of
cial request of a very modest friend who sympathis
What odour would it give thy snake, presenting to our readers; and which, we doubt not,
most feelingly with the bashful hero of tbe piece
My Hookah! will be more to the taste of the fairer portion of them.
particularly in the trying quadrille solo.-Edit. Ai Not nectar would I wish to sip, Allow'd that blest Munall to grip,
THE COMPLAINT OF “LE CAVALIER SEIZ." THE JOYS OF THE HOOKAH".
Which has been press'd by woman's lip,
S18,-One of the most pitiable objects in cve!
life is a bashful man; mortification is ever at berigte Though some may smoke segar, cheroot,
If Hookahs can such pleasure give,
hand, and ridicule tracks his steps. A woma, b. Or others' taste a pipe may suit,
And smokers can such joys receive,
ever overcome with timidity, looks neithu synt They can't with thee the palm dispute,
Oh! let me sınoke thee while I live,
awkward ; her fears and tremblings excite interest,
her blushes admiration. Oh! that I had been bocca My Hookah.
that privileged sex; or that Nacure, wheo she givetra
a beard, had given nie a proper stock of ease and at iWhen oft in boats I've been confin'd,
rance, by which I might support its dignity; lanka And ev'ry festive scene resigned, *
# Indian tobacco pipe.
of society; I love conversation; I enjoy dancing: tu Verse 1st, « Cheroot," an Eisern name for segar. Thou hast consol'd my drooping mind,
wherever I go, my confounded sherpishness gocsma 3a, " Gunga," the native appellation for the Ganges. I me. keeps me in a My Hookah. 5th, “ Junple," thick fores's.
constant nervuus mults, ..* 6th," jeel,," large pools formed by the rains; and from
curns my very pleasures into pains. The beight of a Whilst slow the pinnace seem'd to glide,
their stagnant state, rendering the neighbourhood | bashful man's ambiti n, when he enters a roum illu Along the Gunga's barren side,
company, is to hurry his salutations over as soon 23 11th, Spake," the name given to the long flexible tube
possible, to creep into some obscure corner, and to say What pleasing comfort thou supplied,
which conveys the smoke.
there, very quietly, as long as he is permitted. Hom!
have hated ihe officious kindness, wbich makes tirs
some old ladies and pert young ones, notice me in or And when for weeks no change I've seen,
retirement, and fix the eyes of every soul in the las No fertile banks or meadows green,
upon me, by fearing I am dull, and asking if I hire With thee I've ne'er dejected been,
THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE.
been to the Play lately, or seen the new Pantall My Hookah.
I believe they call this “ drawing me out," and, I do There's a language that's mute, there's a silence that i
say, think I ought to be obliged to them for their conies In gloomy jungles, where, alas !
at I wish I could reach them that notice is the very bort
speaks, No friend was near to quaff the glass,
I most earnestly desire to avoid
One unavoidable consequence of my dislike to pie!
ting myself forward is, that I am accused of being a My Hookah. And thoughts but the eyes can unfold.
rude and bearish in my manners. I am never subala And if the season bred disease,
ently alert in handing old ladies down to dinnet, at There's a look so expressive, so timid, so kind,
asking their daughters to drink wine. I never ng 2 From stagnant jeels or wither'd trees, So conscious, so quick to impart;
bell, snuff a candle, or carve a chicken, till the offickis, Thy smoke dispell’d the noxious breeze,
forced upon me, and all the merit of the perfornia Though dumb, in an instant it speaks out the mind, My Hookah.
destroyed by my incivility. Then I have a torniti And strikes in an instant the heart.
ing habit of faricying myself the object of gear! Expos'd to Sol's meridian power, This eloquent silence, this converse of soul,
notice, " the observed of all observers." I Or delug'd by the pelting shower,
giggles, she is laughing at me; if anotber whispe, In vain we attempt to suppress ; Thou cheer'dst me in the gloomy hour,
she is animadvercing upon my words, dress, or !
cussing family matters, or a few steady old men sbak In camps where oft untimely fell,
ing their heads over the state of the nation, 108! And oh the delights in the features that shine,
imagine tbat my faults and follies are the occ29908 !! The valiant youth by fever's spell, The raptures the bosom that melt,
so many serious looks, so many uplifted eses 200 Thy fumes for ever kept me well, When, blest with each other, this converse divine
Boileau has said that
"Jamais, quoiqu'il fasse, un mortel ici-bas
Ne peut aux yeux du monde éire ce qu'il n'est pas Assail'd by thirst, expos'd to heat, The conflict gaind! I'd joyful greet
But Boileau is wrong; for I know I am supposed from TIME.
by some, cross by others, and silly by all; and veil My Hookah.
think I may with truth affirm, that each of these By arduous duty now deprest, “Why sit'st thou by that ruin'd hall,
charges is false.
I learned dancing in early youtb; and, while county My strength exhausted, still no rest, Thou aged carle, so stern and gray ?
dances were in fashion, I could join in them with me To me thou then wert doubly blest, Dost thou its former pride recal,
siderable comfort. Long habit had accustomed mit ® My Hookah. Or ponder how it pass'd away ?”
the performance; many persons were moving al te
same tinie, and no extraordinary grace of denter? Then as I sat beneath a tree, “ Know'st thou not me ?” the deep voice cried,
was requisite in the dancers. But, alas! peace Cody If shade there haply chanc'd to be, “ So long enjoy'd, so oft misused ;
and with it my worst enemiesquadrilles." . I seiz'd thy snake with extasy, Alternate, in thy fickle pride,
dello sia il giorno, e l'ora, el moments." Gracus! My Hookah. Desired, neglected, and accused ?
they encroached upon their less elegant predecesso
ard at length gained complete and exclusive poeses And now with evils still more trying, “ Before my breath, like blazing flax,
of the ball-room. Country dances were banistec To grieve for friends, departed, dying, Man and his marvels pass away;
the kitchen, and I deprived of niy favourite amusente" - Alas! I often smok'd thee, sighing, And changing empires wane and wax,
Some of my friends endeavoured to persuade me
put myself under the tuition of a dancing master, - My Hookah. Are founded, flourish, and decay.
really this was too much to expect of a shy 0.
What; skip about a room in broad daylight, turn out ble into the eight masculine bars. What bounding, motion went through their assembly, the noise if my toes, and arrange my elbows at command? my what pirouetting, while the body is slightly bent, the their rising up or sitting down could be likened to cheeks are even now tingling at the notion.
arms are a little extended, the face flushed with ex- nothing, except, perhaps, the far-off' sullen roaring Last Christmas I was staying at the house of an un ercise, the eyes flashing triumph! But I do not envy of the illimitable sea, or the rashing of a great de in the country; my cousins danced quadrilles every these performers their glory, a lurking contempt min.
night-wind amongst the boughs of a forest. li was evening, and at length they partly torced, partly per-gles with the admiration they excite, and I have often suaded me to stand up with them, assuring me that it heard Ellen quote and approve the words of some wise
the first time ibat I had ever seen a peopled amphihe only necessary to use my old steps and mind the man, who once said, “To dance too exquisitely is so
theatrı-ay, it was the first time I had cver seen
"acar a Ven. 100. one of the loveliest laborious a vaniry that a man ought to be ashamed to any very greal multitude of men assembled together, i and liveliest of her sex, engaged to be my partner and let the world see, by his dexterity in it, that he has within any fabric of human erection; so that you
instructress; and added, in her easy, sprightly manner, spent so much time in learning such a trifle.”—These cannot doubt there was, in the scene before me, that she hoped we should dance together in the spring, few wonderful persons excepted, however, I am quite enough to impress my mind with a very serious as we used to do some years ago. This temptation, convinced that the rest of my sex will rejoice in the feeling of astonishment-001 to say of veneration. This bribe was irresistible; I suffered her to lead me to permission to assume no more their solitary character. I Not less than eighty thousand human beings (fur the set. and I made my debet in quadrille dancing, Many, who move gracefully and easily at other times, such they told me was the stupendous capacity of Mones formance, of course, met with most encourag. are but awkward Cavaliers-seuls ; not witbstanding an the building) were bere met together. Such a mul. in praise. I was urged to persevere in my new accom: air of indifference, which they attempt to put on, a plishment; and ere I come to town, I gave Ellen a lurking constraint proves them to be uncomfortable. Tulude can no where be regarded, without inspiring
parting promise that I would dance at the first ball to land various are the methods to which they have re. a certain indefinite indefiuable sense of majesty : . which I should be invited. I did nuore than keep my course, in order to pass through the dancing ordeal least of all, when congregated within the wide sweep
word-I have danced at several; and I do verily be with tolerable credit. Some perform numerous finikin of such a glorious edifice as this, and surroupded on lieve that habit, all-powerful habit, might in time en steps on the sanie spot, while their arms have a kind all sides with every circumstance of ornament and able me to derive more pleasure than pain froni my of iremulous jerking motion; others move with strag- splendor befitting an everlasting monument of Ro. performance, were it not for one odions and awful gling strides over the wbole extent of their domair, man victories, the munificence of Roman princer, Gure invented. I suppose, for the peculiar misery of and seem to say, " you see we are not frightened," modest men. In this cruel quadrille, I am positively bat they cannot deceive me, well read as I am in the
and the imperial luxury of universal Rome. Judge in equired to dance (horresco referens) during eight entire
then, with what eyes of wonder all this was surveyed symptoms of my own disorder. Many have recourse to gars, alone--yes, quite alone; it appears scarcely cre the tetotum system: some appear quite undecided, and
by me, who had but of yesterday, as it were emergent ible, but so it really is. Iam expected to figure away entirely at the mercy of chance and a few miserable from the sol tary stillness of a British valley; who toy myself, while no other creature is moving. The creatures positively stand stil
creatures positively scand still, cast a few puzzled had been accustomed all my life to consider, as ther actors and actresses in the quadrille have nothing glances around them, as if in ignorance of what ought among the most impressive of human spectacles, sdn but to stare and to quiz; and three of them are to be done; then appear to awake from their fit of ab- the casual passages of a few scores of legionaries,
inged in a line opposite to me, in order to look as sence, put on a faint and forced smile, and hurry for. I brough some dark alley of a wood, or awe struck permidable as possible. Why, the strongest nerves ward to take their place in the sociable tour de quatre. village of barbarians. Trajan himself was already Night tremble, the wisest man look silly, the most ele. Upon all these, and upon me above them all, the pub
present, but in no wise, except from the canopy e si appear awkward in such a situation; and l-what I licacion of this letter will co
lication of this letter will confer a considerable favour, suffer is far beyond description; and I am often as it may, perchance, awaken the compassionate part
uver liis ivory chair, to be distinguished from the mpted to exclaim, in the words of one who secm of the dancing public to a sense of the misery inflicted
Lother Consul that sat over against him."Dhave suffered occasionally from my wretched com. upon a few, the discomfort upon many, and awkward
“The proclamation being repeated a second time, laint, “ Thinks I to myself, I wish I was dead and
ness upon nearly all, by that ouious figure-"Le Cava-Ja loor on the right hand of the arena was laid open. iried.”
lier seul." Upon the tender feelings and kind sympa- and a single trompet sounded, as it seemed to me, Let no one suppose that I am inclined to jest upon thies of the ladies, I throw niyself and niy companions mourufully, while the gladiators marched in with 19 sufferings. Alas! they are much too serious a in misery; surely they will not be inexorable to the slow steps, each man naked, except being girt witle Object : and I hope I have never made myself an ene petition of those, who thus humbly acknowledge their a cloth about bis icins; bearing on his left arm a ly whose rancour must nue subside into pity, when power, and intreat their society; who have a mortal an-small buckler, and having a short straight sword #beholds me preparing to submi: to that tremendou tipathy to being single, even for three minutes; and mteuce “ Le Cavalier Seul en avant deux fois.” Move who feel the want of the grace of woman's presence,
suspended by a cord around his occk. Tbey muust; to stand still would be so ridiculous; but the comfort of woman's support, even through eight
marched, as I have said, slowly and steadily; so feet seem tied together every action is tremulou. I bars of a quadrille.
that the whole assembly had full leisure to contem. id indecisivi -my car no longer catches the tune
With every feeling of respect I am,
plate the forces of the meu: while those who were, y eyes refuse to quit the ground my cheeks redden
and fear I always shall remain,
or who imagined themselves to be skilled in the to flames-ind, afer the dreadful task is over, I
your obedient servant,
business of the arena, were fixing, in their own dey I read derision in every countenance, and en.
A BASAFUL MAN. minds, on such as they thought most likely to be Ce avour, in vain, to hide myself from the finger of
victorious, and laying wagers concerning their on. Once, in despair, I wrote to my cousin Ellen,
chance of success, with as much unconcern as if sted my distress, and asked her advice. With her ual kindness she sent me an immediate answer, and
they had been contemplating so many irrational dected me, when I next danced my solo, to turn EXTRACTS FROM “ VALERIUS; A ROMAN
animals, or rather indeed, I shoull say, so mauy and several times. At first I found this an “xcellent
sepseless pieces of ingenious mechanism. The wide
STORY.” : I had some definite mode of action, and I thought
diversity of coniplexion and feature exhibited among at the whirling motion had a sort of pumbing ef.
these devoted athletes, afforded at once a majestic ist, which deadened the acuteness of my feelings.
Valerius, a tale evideully written by a hand of idea of the extent of the Roman empire, and a terIr alas ! I am afraid I exceeded Ellen's instructions, the tiver order, is a production of classical intel
rible one of the purposes to which that wide sway d turned too often, for I certainly used to feel very
had been too often made subservient. The beautia Idy; and one evening lheard a lady whisper, the ligence. The scene is laid in Rome, in the reign of ord u tetotum” to my partner, which put a speedy | Trajan; and the most interesting parts of the story and linbs after which the sculptors of his country
leiga ful Greek, with a countenance of noble serenity, dcomple e termination to my rotatory movements. lave never danced a quadrille since. Ellen is come hinge on his persecutions of the Christians. Vale might have modeled their god-like symbols of town, but is the pariner of bolder and happier men; rius, a noble Roman, though the sun of a British graceful power, walked side by side with the yellow. dI can hope for no change in tbese vexatious cir ,
bearded savage, whose gigantic muscles had been lady, and born in Britain, is invited to the eternal mstances, unless some little compassion is shown a
nerved in the freezing waves of the Elbe or the -** Wards bashful dancers, and « Le Cavalier Seul ” is city by his relation, the forensic orator Licinus, Dannbe, or whose thick strong hair was congealed owed a companion. Surely, this would not be al for the nurnose of claiming
for the purpose of claiming the patrimony of his and shagged on his brow with the breath of Scythian ty unreasonable sacrifice to the weakness and dis
ancestors.-We shall not pursue the intricacies of $$$ of others, and it seems a most unjust regulation
or Scandinavian winters. Many fierce Moors and prevent a man's dancing at all, because he cannot the plot, which have little of peculiar attraction; 1 beams of the southern sun burnt in every various
Arabs, and curled Ethiopians were there, with the ake up his mind to dance a hornpipe. From the ob
the main fealure bcing its attempt to familiarize shade of swarthiness upon their skins. Nor did our rvations I have made, I am convinced that nine men It of ten would rejoice in the demise of that unnatu- us with Roman inangers at the close of the first own remote island want her representatives in the Icharacter" Le Cavalier deui"-And unnatural he century. His approach to, and first morning view of
e century. His approacb to, and first morning view of deadly procession, for I saw among the armed mulMen were never intended either to live or to dance
titude (and that not altogether without some feele one; and when they persevere in opposing their Rome, are superb descriptions : but the account of |
ings of more peculiar interest) two or three gaunt, nper destiny, they generally become absurd or on- an exhibition of combats at the amphitheatre fur- l barbarians, whose breasts and shoulders bore une ppy. Yet some animalies there are in a ball-room, Ini
:nishes us with the most continuous example of couth marks of blue and purple, so vivid in the in life, and instances are to be found of bachelors
tints, that I thought many months could not have id of Cavaliers seuls, who appear to take pleasure in powerful writing. leir solitude. I have seen dancers who would regret
elapsed since they must have been wandering in share their glory with another pair of feet, and who
wild freedom along the native ridges of some Silu
GLADIATORIAL COMBATS. e all animation and delight at that identical period,
rian or Caledonian forest. As they moved round id in those very circumstances, which to me are so
the arena, some of tbese men were saluted by tbe apalling. Heaveps! how tbey will skip and fly “ Such was the coormous crowd of human beings, wbole multitude with noisy acclamations, io token, sout, as if anxious to crowd as many capers as possi. ' high and low, assembled therein, that when any | I supposed, of the approbation wherewith the feals. of some former festival bad deserved to be remem- an ivy garland, was carried in procession around the bered. On the appearance of others, groans and arena by certain young men, wbo leaped down for
Scientific Becords. hisses were heard from some parts of the ampbi- that purpose from the midst of the assembly.-In theatre, mixed with contending cheers and buzzas the mean time, those ibat bad the care of such
(Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries of Improre. from others of ibe spectators. But by far the things, dragged away, with a filthy hook, the corpse
ments in Science or Art; including, occasionali, greater part were suffered to pass on jo silence; of bim that had been slajo; and then raking up the
singular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanica. this being in all likelihood the first; alas! who sand over the blood that had fallen from him. pre
Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mine could tell whether it might not also be the last day
ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Nature pared the place, with 'indifferent countenances, for History, Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; to be of their sharing in that fearful exhibition!
some other cruel tragedy of the same kind, while continued in a series through the Volume.) “Their masters paired them shortly, and in suc- | all around me, the spectators were seen rising cession they began to make proof of their fatal skill. from their places and saluting each other; and there
EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES. At first, Scythian was matched against Scythian was a buzz of talking as universal as the silence Greek against Greek-Ethiopian against Ethiopian bad been during the combat; some speaking of it, At the recent private view of M. Belzoni's Eye -Spaniard against Spaniard : and I saw the sand and paying and receiving money lost and wop upon tiao tombs, preparatory to their public exhibition dyed beneath ibeir feet with blood streaming from its issue: some already laughing merrily, and dis- / a number of the most celebra the wounds of kindred bands. But these combats, coursiog concerning otber matters, even as if no- travelers were present, and notbing could sufpen although abundantly bloody and terrible, were re- thing uncommon had been witnessed; while others the enthusiasm wbich was expressed by those the garded only as preludes to the serious business of again appeared to be entirely occupied with the bad examined the monuments that have been gea the day, which consisted of duels between Europeans martial music which ever struck up majestically at rally visited in Egypt, but which came so far shat on one side, and Africans on the other; wherein it was such pauses in the course of the cruel exhibition; of the Royal tombs at Thebes as to admit os the well-nigh intransgressible law of the amphithe-some, beating time upon the benches before them; comparison. It would be impossible, by aby se atre, that at least one out of every pair of combatants others, ligbtly joining their voices in unison with scription, to give our readers an adequate kan should die on the arena before the eyes of the mul- the proud notes of the trumpets and clarions."
this curious work, which is a fac simile of the art titude. Instead of shrioking from ihe more des pe
ginal, and which can only be duly apprecated in rate brutalities of these latter conflicts, the almost
being seen. The Exbibition consists of two div. certainty of their fatal termination seemed only to
Literature, Criticism, &c. make the assembly gaze on them with a more in
The first displays two large rooms in the
sepulcbre, exactly as they appeared to M. Because tease curiosity, and a more iobuman measure of
on entering them. The other part exhibits, ou i delight. Methinks I feel as if it were but of yester
scale of two inches to a foot, the whole pakie day, when, --sickened with the protracted terrors
LORD BYRON ON THE BRITISH DRAMA.
made by Belzoni from his entrance to the remote! of a conflict, that seemed as if it were never to have
apartment, where he found the semi-transpares: an end, although both the combatants were already
In a note to the preface to his tragedy, his Lordship
in sarcophagus deposited at the Museum. A colet covered all over with hideous gashes, -I at last
tion of curiosities drawn from the different diviners bowed down my head, and clasped my bands upon says :
of the tomb is added; they consist of calcareous and my eyes, to save them from the torture of gazing “ While I was in the sub-committee of Drury-lane
porcelain idols, fragments of rude sculpture, sex thereon farther."
Theatre, I can vouch for my colleagues, and I hope coarse bead female ornaments, mummies, jan 3 “At that instant all were silent, in the contem- for myself, that we did our best to bring back the legi. which their bowels have been deposited, scrap plation of the breatbless strife; insomuch, that a timate drama. I tried what I could to get “ De Mont. | monumental inscriptions, and coins. groan, the first that had escaped from eitber of the fort” revived; but in vain : and equally in vain in fa
| M. Belzoni observes, that it would have been coinbatants, although low and relactant, and half
| desirable that the model of the whole Tomo
vour of Sotheby's “ Ivan," which was thought an suppressed, sounded quite distioctly amid the deep
should be tbe first object to present itself to the ep hush of the assenibly, and being constrained thereby acting play: and I endeavoured also to wake Mr.Lof
of the spectator; but since tbe local circumslut to turo mine eyes once more downwards, I bebelá Coleridge to write a tragedy. Those who are not in
ces are such as to render that arrangements that, at length, one of the two bad received the the secret will hardly believe that the “ School for practicable, it is recommended to begin with the sword of his adversary quite through his body, and Scandal" is the play which bas brought least money, examination of the farthest of the two cbarbe had sunk before him upon the sand. A beautiful averaging the number of times which it has been acted
| This was the room in which M. Belzoui found bs? young man was he that had received this harm, with since its production; so Manager Dibdin assured me.
self, after he had passed ihrough tbe small aperter i fair hair, clustered with glossy ringlets upon his Of what has occurred since Maturin's “ Bertram," I
I in the painted wall, spoken of before ; and to the peck and brows; but the sickness of his wound was
apartment be gave the name of the Entrane ! am not aware; so that I may be traducing, through ig- ' lis dimensions are 27 feet 6 inches by 25 feet way already visible on his drooping eyelids, and his lips were pale, as if the blood bad rushed from them to norance, some excellent new writers; if so, I beg | inches ; and the pillars are four feet aquare. Ima the untimely outlet. - Nevertheless, the Moorish their pardon. I have been absent from England nearly diately in front of the door, as you enter, is the gladiator, who had fought with bim, had drawn five years ; and, till last year, I never read an English finest painted groupe of the whole sepulchre, es forth again his weapon, and stood there, awaiting | newspaper since my departure, and am now only aware S in silence the decision of the multitude, whether of theatrical matters through the medium of the Pa
tion of some distinguisbed personage, by (23, 2 at once to slay the defenceless youth, or to assist
great divinity of the Egyptians. An explanai risian Gazette of Galigani, and only for the last twelve in removing him from the arena, if perchance the
"V the subject of this groupe will serve as a speciali blood might be stopped from Rowing, and some
months. Let me, then, deprecate all offence to tragic of the manner in wõich these curious pictore te hope of recovery even yet extended to bim. Here- or comic writers, to whom I wish well, and of whom | been interpreted by the eminent scholar to where upon there arose, on ihe instant, a loud voice of I know nothing. The long complaints of the actual is indebted for the Appendix to the second casion coutention; and it seemed to me as if the wounded state of the drama arise, however, from no fault of of bis Travels : man regarded the multitude with a proud, and the performers. I can conceive notbing better than
" Osiris is seated on his Throne of State, tem
molle hook in withal a contemptuous glance; being aware, without
re, without Kemble, Cooke, and Kean, in their very different question, that be had executed all things so as to
baod, and in the left the Aail also : King Pames deserve iheir compassion, but aware, moreover, that manners; or than Elliston, in gentleman's comedy, and with's
with his name on his belt. is presented to 137 even had that been freely vouchsafed to him, it was in some parts of tragedy.
in some parts of tragedy. Miss O'Neill I never saw; 1 tbe Egyptian Apollo. Arueris, who bas the #btvo late for any hope of safety. But the cruelty of having made and kept a determination to see nothing | a bawk. Behiod Osiris is a fearale figure, pruce their faces, it may be, and the loudness of their which should divide or disturb my recollection of Sid. the Goddess Buto, with a cage and a bird oret en eries, were a sorrow to him, and filled his dying I dons. Siddons and Kemble were the ideal of tragic according to the Egyptian mythology, breast with loathing. Whether or not the haughti-lane
action: I never saw any thing at all resembling them ourse of the children of Osiris and lsx ness of his countenance had been observed by them even in person; for this reason, we shall never see
of Osiris is almost entirely wbite, which, Polar with displeasure, I cannot say; but so it was, that
says, was the usual colour of his attire, to those who had cried out to give a chauce of reco. again Coriolanus or Macbeth. When Kean is blamed
sometimes it was black. very, were speedily silent; and the Emperor looking for want of dignity, we should remember that it is a "The whole tablet is surmounted by the way arvuud, and seeing all the thumbs turned down grace, and not an art; and not to be attained by study globe, accompanied by the inscription ** wards (for that, you koow, is the signal of death,) | In all not supernatural parts, he is perfect; even bis scarcely ever wanting when this lutelary resi! was constrained to give the sign, and forth with tbe very defects belong, or seem to belong, to the parts
introduced, whose name seems to be indicateur young man receiving again without a struggle the the ut a struggle the themselves, and appear truer to nature. But of Mr.
| bent bar, with a band. The other characters apor *word of the Moor into his gashed bosom, breathed,
to mean the sacred father of the protecting porn forth his life, and lay stretched out in his blood
Kemble we may say, with reference to his acting, what
" | living unalterable, reigning, and ministering upon the place of guilt. With that a joyous cla
the Cardinal de Retz said of the Marquis ot Montrose,
cose, “ But the most remarkable feature of the inour was uplifted by many of those that looked that he was the only man he ever saw who reminded embellishments of the catacomb, consists or upon it; and the victorious Moor being crowned with him of the heroes of Plutarch."
cession of captives, which will be seen or it!
immediately as you enter the chamber on the lower in the year 1220, with a view to prevent the future nor drink in the garrison, but only a piece of a turtier, or compartment of the wall. Before a hawk-inroads of the Welch, who, he then found, had taken key pie, two biscuits, aud a live peacock and pea. headed divinity, are four red men, with white kir- advantage of his absence to enter and lay waste bis ben. After tbis last struggle, Beeston was disdes; then four white meo, with thick black beards, territories. In the architecture of tbe structure maptled, and bas ever since remained in ruins, and with a simple white fillet round their black there is, according to Amerod, considerable resemhair, wearing striped and fringed kirtles; before blance to the walls of Constantinople; which cirthese are four negroes, with hair of different colours, cumstance, considering the preponderance of East
Correspondence. wearing large circular ear-rings, having white petti ern scenes in the inagination of the founder, as it goats supported by a belt over the shoulder; and is not to be wondered at, so it tends to confirm the text in order, march four white men with smaller account we have received of its origin. Tradition
TO THE EDITOR. Heards and curled whiskers, bearing double spread asserts another story respecting its foundation, which ng plumes on their heads, tattooed, and wearing is not altogether so probable. Earl Randle's minil, Sir, I am sure that all, for whom the interesting obes, or maytles, spotted like the skins of wild it is reported, was undetermined as to the site of study of Coins has any charms, must be gratified wo wensts. Now M Belzoni is disposed to consider bis intended castle, and he rode thrice in the same see ibat for some time you bave allotted a part of be red men as Egyptians, the black-bearded men day between the hills of Beeston and Helsby before the Kaleidoscope to essays on so amusing, and I us Jews, and the tattooed as Persiaus; and these his choice was decided in favour of the former. may say classical a subject. But I feel sorry that pojectures seem to accord renarkably well with If it was his desigu, in building it, to check the in- your correspondent should have passed over, in a he history of the times concerned; for Necho, tbe cursions of the Welch, it is not likely he would inavner so completely exclusive, all the coins of our ther of Psammis, whose tomb this is supposed to long hesitate which of these two places to choose. native country. Though the earlier ages of the e, is known, both from sacred history and from In the year 1236 ibe charge of maintaining Beeston British Empire have produced no specimens of art terodorus, to have bad wars with the Jews, and Castle was committed to Henry de Aubley, Hugh worthy a place in the cabinet on account of their rith the Babylonians; aod Herodotus mentions his le Despencer, and Stephen de Legrave; and in 1256 elegance, yet an Eoglishman is animated with a spedition against the Ethiopians."
Fulhe de Oneby was appointed to govern it. After feeliog of pleasure on the contemplation of any Such an exhibition is really a most important ac- the baltle of Evesham, in 1265, James de Audley tbiug connected with the antiquities of his own land. jisitiou to the world of science. It is so interest. and Brian de St. Pierre took possession of Beeston Who can view a coin of our Henries or Edwards gio its oature, and so perfect in its execution : it for the King; and immediately after the battle, without a sense of exultation in the remembrance of ands so solitary and unequaled, ibat we should be Prince Edward marched into it, carrying with him, the proudest period of Britain's glory? The meek sppy to see this country appropriate it to herself. as prisoners in his train, Humphrey de Bohun, and Christian like countenance of our Sixth Edward We do not approve of the principle of taxing the Henry de Hastings, and Guy de Monfort. In the inspires us with regret for the premature fate of so ass of the people for the acquisition of objects rebellion raised by the Earl of Lancaster against
promising a branch of the stock of English mohich are solely matters of curiosity to the learned; the King, in 1312, the garrison of Beeston was
narchs. Mary's gloomy visage tells of bigotry and at there is, we hope, euough of liberality among tbe intrusted to the command of Robert de Holland;
superstition; while in the majestic Elizabeth we see ealthy patrons of enterprise and research, to place and io 1333 it came into the hands of Edward the all those traits so admirably delineated by the author is work out of the reach of accident, and to renowned Black Prince, by grant from the King his
owned Black Prince, by grant from the King his of Kenilworth. In short, on the sight of a collection ford a recompense to M. Belzoni-somewbat ap- father. · That unfortunate mopareh, Richard the of British coins, Fancy transports us unto days that oaching to an adequate one, for his almost heroic Second, in the year 1399 put into Beeston a garri
are gone, and places us in scenes, of which the reudertaking,
son of 100 men, and well supplied it with victuals; membrance is now all that remains;
" and the heart runs o'er
“With silent worship of the great of old." of 200,000 marks, which be carried away with him to If there few remarks are thought deserving of a a reply to a correspondent in a late number of the Chester. Besides the treasure which thus fell into corner in ibe Kuleidoscope, I shall be happy to conKaleidoscope)
the hands of the copqueror, a great store of valuables tinue the subject, and supply a few letters on the The Edinburgb Philosophical Journal recommends is reported to have been thrown by the garrison study of British Coins.
COCCIENSIS. e following method for the preservation of eggs, into the draw wells of the castle. After the con: ther for zoological or economical purposes : “ Var-clusion of the peace between King Henry The Sixth sh them with gum arabic, and then imbed them in
and his successor, Beeston was delivered up to the anded charcoal. The gum arabic is preferable to Duke of York; and from that time we find po no
THE YOUNG OBSERVER. rnish, because it is readily removed by washing tice taken of it till the breaking out of the grand water; and the charcoal is esseutial for maintajg. rebellion, when, having fallen into great decay, it was
NO. V. ab uniforinity of lemperature round the eggs, repaired and taken possession of by a party of Partransporting them through different climales." liamentarians, on the 21st of February, 1643. On
TO THE EDITOR. A correspondent recommends them to be placed the 13th of December, 1643, it was wrested from their ends when prepared as above, and the box their hands by Capt. Sandford with a detachment of “ Facilia curvis rigidi censura cachismi."-Juv. barrel in which they are packed frequently turned
firelocks; who, having scaled the rock on the steepest side down. By this means the yoke maintains its
side, and entered the fortress through a window of the utral position : when it comes by its weight to be
SIR,- It has been held by some, that those who view keep, which looks to the north, and is still shown to ise upou oue side of the shell, the egg will begin strangers, took the place by surprise. The affair,
mankind closely will infallibly prove either weeping spoil.
however, was not without suspicion of treachery : or laughing philosophers, according as the bias of their and accordingly Captain Steel, the governor, was minds may incline to satire or melancholy; in short,
tried, condemned, and executed for his conduet ; an attentive observer must be either a Democritus or Antiquities.
though Burghall, whose testimony is that of one not | Heraclitus.
I shall not waste my time in endeavouring to refute
this position, but observe, en passant, how many more permitted, after the surrender, to march to Nantwich.
individuals we meet with, who resemble the formen SIR,-In answer to your correspondeut's inquiry | After the lapse of a year, the Parliament forces sat rather than the latter sage. ter a history of Beeston Castle, I believe I may
down and invested Beeston; but holding out till | 1 All can laugh, but very few can time their laughter.
the 17th of March following, it was then relieved by The rustic, in the fable, knew that Jupiter had the y none has ever been published; at least, such was. lbe King's two nephews, the Princes Rupert and worst of the argument when he saw him grasp his ie answer I received to similar inquiries made Maurice. Not many weeks afterwards, the Parlia
thunderbolt; and in like manner, the man who laughs hen I visited that place several years ago. If the ment party again sat down before it, and had made moraodoms which the collected chica, considerable progress with their works and en
to show bis superiority, confesses that of his rival. wok from the History of Cheshire) and which 1
trenchments, when an alarm of the King's approach, 1 bave been led into this train of thought by having
with a large force, once more induced them to aban- observed, with much regret, a propensity, in a very ave now transcribed and sent you, should be of don it. From this time it continued unmolested, worthy friend of mine, to smile contemptuously at lly use, they are much at your service,
until the superiority gained by the Parliament party whatever he does not understand. This, certainly, is A READER OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE.
in the battle of Rowton heatin inspired them with not so annoying in him as it might be in a person of
fresh hopes of taking Beeston. Accordingly, it was then Warrington, April 20, 1821.
investej, and finally with success; being surrendered
ed | less capacity aod attainments; for it fortunately hapBeeston Castle was built by Randle Blundell,
to Sir W. Brereton, after a siege of early twelve pens that he has a very fair knowledge of every sub
months'duration, on the 16th of Nov. 1646; at which ject. Still, as he is a constant reader of your Kaleido Carl of Chester, on his return from the Holy Land, I time there was, says a eotemporary, “neither meat I scope, I hope this paper may not escape bis notice; for