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Or if, by chance, you sit between
“ I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's Let those, who find they have the leisure,
Wotton. Enjoy the cloudy bubbling pleasure,
CAPTAIN PARRY'S VOYAGE TO THE
For me, I cannot see the treasure
Captain Parry's account of the late
up very hard, and used above th tobacco to keep it A Companion Piece to“ The Pleasures of the Hookah,” |
13.-Chillum. The name given to the preparation used for
the hookah. Those who are epicures in smoking, go
rose-water, spices, almonds, &c. are used. How oft I've wished my snake were broke,
readers with the following interesting facts When not a soul around me spoke, And I quite giddy from thy sinoke,
connected with the arrival of the vessels in THEE, THEE, ONLY THEE! My Hookah. [From the 8th number of Moore's Melodies.]
in the Polar Sea, and of the manners and Thy bubbling noise to some may be
customs of some of the inhabitants of those A kind of pleasing harmony;
The dawning of morn, the daylight's sinking, regions :-
On the 1st of August Captain Parry entered Lan-
Of thee, thee, only thee, caster's Sound, which has obtained much celebrity Oft have I sat by smoke quite hid;
When friends are met, and goblet's crowned, from the very opposite opinions which have beco And, smoking, scarce knew what I did;
And smiles are near that once enchanted, Nor quid est hoc? from hoc est quid!
held with regard to it. To bimn it was particelar's Unreach'd hy all that sunshine round, My Hookah.
interesting, as being the point tu wbich bis iastrecMy soul, like some dark spot, is haunted
tions inore particularly directed his atteution. Os From smoking thee I never knew
By thee, thee, only thee.
the 2nd, they sounded with the deep-sea clano, A single pleasure to accrue;
Whatever in fame's high path could waken But often head-ache did ensue,
and found 1050 fathoms by the line; but as, e bere My spirit once, is now forsaken, . My Hookah.
the soundings exceed five or six bundred fatbont,
For thee, thee, only thee. How strange that many would resign
there is some uncertaioty, Captain Parry supposts Like shores, by which some headlong bark E'en woman's converse, charms divine,
the actual depth to have been from eight to 1982
To the ocean hurries, resting never ; And rather would give up their wine
hundred fathoms. Sir George Hope's Monumen!, Life's scenes go by me, bright or dark, Than Hookah.
which had been thought an island in the forer
I know not, heed not, hastening ever How charming, sitting all the night,
To thee, thee, only thee.
voyage, was now discovered to be a dark-looking · To puff and blow with all my might,
I have not a joy but of thy bringing,
and conspicuous billon the main land. Op the 311, And after all I cannot light And pain itself seems sweet, when springing
the Recla had gained somewhat ou the Griper, 2-3 My Hookah.
From thee, thee, only thee.
was in lat. 74 deg. 25 min. 31 sec.; long. 80 dis, And should it be my happy fate
64 min. 30 sec. Like spells that nought on earth can break,
. To bring it to a smoking state,
'Till lips, that know the charm, have spoken,
On the following day they came near two inieta, Perhaps still greater ills await, This heart, howe'er the world may wake
in lat. 74 deg. 15 min. 53 sec. N.; loog. 86 dez My Hookah. Its grief, its scorn, can but be broken
min. 30 sec.; these they pamed Buruet's lolet ad For scarce my mouth-piece I apply,
By thee, thee, only thee! Strattou Inlet. The cliffs on this part of the cast My nearest friend requests to try,
preseot a singular appearance, being stratified but And my politeness can't deny,
zontally, and having a number of regular prijete My Hookah. THE TEAR OF GRATITUDE.
masses of rock, broad at the bottom, and comes Then he who smokes at my expense,
There is a gem more pearly bright,
a point at the top, resembling so many bolists (Which shows, at any rate, his sense)
More dear to Mercy's eye,
raised by art at equal intervals. Some islands, lo Returns, perhaps, full two hours thence,
Than love's sweet star, whose mellow light
which the name of Prince Leopold was given, sene My Hookah. First cheers the evening sky;
also stratified horizontally, but without the battresko And now I puff and puff again ;
A liquid pearl that glitters where
like projections. But all my pufing is in vain,
No sorrows now intrude;
From the time that Captain Parry first ealers For nothing but the gools remain,
A richer gein than monarchs wear,
Lancaster Sound, the sluggishness of the con pašark
as well as the amount of their irregularity, hal · How pleasing then it is to gripe
But ne'er shall narrow love of self,
found to increase rapidly, though uniforinly 18 The mouth-piece, I'm oblig'd to wipe,
Invite this tribute forth;
irregularity became more and more obvious as lat Because my friend has smok'd thy pipe,
Nor can the sordid slave of pelf
advanced to the southward. By observatot, fx! My Hookah. Appreciate its worth;
found that when the true course of the Best Or if, perhaps, some charming fair
But ye, who soothe the widow's woe,
about S. s: W. the binnacle and azimath compases Gets my new snake bencath her chair,
And give the orphan food, It would be rude to say it's there,
at the sanie time agreed io showing N.N"" For you this liquid pearl shall flow, My Hookah.
making the variation to be allowed op that fuera
The tear of gratitude. Or if some hapless wight o'erturns it,
eleven points aud a half westerly. It was frita!
Ye, who but slake an infant's thirst The carpet's spoil'd, thy chillum burns it,
In Heavenly Mercy's name,
therefore, that a very material change bad las How plea ant when my host discerns it,
Or proffer Penury a crust,
place in the dip or the variation, or in bold My Hookah. The sweet reward may claim :
phenoniena, which rendered it probable ifa!!" And then to stop the flame's career,
" Then while you rove life's sunny banks,
were making a very near approach to the Lest any holes or spots appear,
“With sweetest flow'rets strewed,
poie. Some throw on claret, some throw beer,
“Still may you claim the widore'o thanks,
“We now, therefore," says Captain Pasts, "s . My Hookah. “ The orphan's gratitude."
| nessed, for the first time, the carious phenome".
of the directive power of the needle becoming so in diameter; the broad flat sides of the stones | ones received the proposal to descend somewhat reweak, as 10 be completely overcome by the attraction standing vertically, and the whole structure, if such luctantly, till they saw that their old companion of the ship; so that the needle might now be pro- it may be called, being exactly similar to that of the
was willing to show them the example, and they
then followed without fear. We had soon occasion perlu said to point to the north pole of the ship. It summer buts of the Esquimaux, which had been to remark that they were much better behaved fas only, however, in those compasses in which the seen at Hare Island the preceding year. Attached people than the Esquimalix who had visited our lightness of the cards, and great delicacy in the to each of them was a small circle, generally four ships in 1818, on the north eastern coast of Baffin's suspension, had been particularly attended to, that or five feet in diameter, which had probably been
Bay. Alihongli we were much at a loss for an
interpreter, we had no great difficulty in making the even this degree of uniforinity prevailed; for, in the the fire-place.”
old man understand, by showing him an engraved heavier cards, the friction upon the points of sus. The whole encampment appeared to have been portrait of av Esquimaux, that Lieutenant Beechey pension was much too great to, be overcome even deserted for several years; but very recent traces was desirons of making a similar drawing of him. by the ship's attraction, and they cousequently re of the reio-deer and the musk-ox were seen in many
He was accordingly placed on a stvol vear the fire,
and sat for more than an hour with very tolerable mained indifferently in any position in which they places.
composure and steadiness, considering that a barter happened to be placed. For the purposes of navi. Ou the 2d of September a star was seen, being for ibeir clothes, spears, and whalebone, was going gation, therefore, the compasses were from this time the first that bad been visible for more than two on at the same time near him. He was indeed kept d. in a few days afterwards, months. Two days afterwards, namely, on the Auh. I quiet by the presents which were given him from
time to time; and whey this failed, and he became the bionacles were removed as useless lunaber, from at a quarter past nine, P. M. the ships crossed the
impatient to move, I endeavoured to remind him the deck to the carpenter's store-room, where they meredian of 110 deg. west from Greenwich, io tbe that we wished him to keep his position, by placing remainc i duriog the rest of the season, the azimuth latitude of 74 deg. 44 min. 20 sec. by which they ny hands before me, holding up my head, aud ascompass alone being kept on deck, for the purpose were entitled to the reward of £5000. In order to
surning a grave and demure look. We now found
that the oid gentleman was a mimic, as well as a of watching any changes which might take place commemorate the event, a bluff headland, which they
very good natured and obliging man; for, wheuever in the directive power of the needle : and the true | bad just passed, was called Bounty Cape. On the I did this, he always imitated me in such a manner courses and direction of the wind were in future following day they dropped anchor, for the first as to create considerable diversion among his own Doted in the log-book, as obtained to the nearest time sioce quitting the English coast, in a roadstead. I people, as well as ours, and then very quietly kept quarter-point, when the sun was visible, by the azi. wbich was called the Bay of the Hecla and Griper.
his seat. While he was sitting for his picture, the
other three stood behind bim barteriug their commuth of that object and the apparent time.”
and the crews landed on the largest of a group of modities with great honesty, but in a manner which On the follow ing day (the 8th of August) the islands, which was called Melville Island. " The showed them io be no strangers to traffic. If, for directive power of the magnet seemed to be weaker ensigns and pendants”, says Capt. Parry, “ were
instance, a knife was vffered for any article, they than ever ; for the North Pole of the needle, in hoisted as soon as we had anchored, and it created
would hesitate for a short time, till they saw we
were determined to give no higber price, and then at o Kaler's s ng compass, in which the in us no ordinary feelings of pleasure to see the once they consented to the exchange. In this case, friction is almost entirely removed by a thread sus- British flag waving, for the first time, in these as well as when any thing was presented to them, pensiou, was observed to point steadily towards the regions, which had bitherto becu considered beyond |
noint steadily towards the regions, which had bitherto been considered bevond | they immediately licked it twice with their tongues; ship's bead, in whatever direction the latter was the limits of the habitable part of the world.”
| after which, they seemed to coosider the bargain sa
tisfactorily concluded. The youngest of the party placed. An accidental circumstance convinced
very modestly kept behind the others; and before Captain Parry that there was no current setting
he was observed to do so, missed several presents, constantly in one direction. A small piece of wood | ACCOUNT OF SOME ESQUIMAUX IN THE ) whicb his less diffident, though not importunate
companions had received. As the night closed in, was picked up, which appeared to have been the end INLET CALLED THE RIVER CLYDE.
they became desirous to depart; and they left us of a boat's yard, and which caused sundry amusing
before dark, highly delighted with their visit. speculations among the gentlemen on board, who
[From the same.).
"As I had purchased one of their canoes, a boat felt rather mortified to think that a ship had been
was sent to land its late owner, as only one person
" At six in the evening, being near the outermost can sit in each. Mr. Palmer informed me, that in there before them; and that, therefore, they were of the islands, with which we afterwards found this going on shore the canoes could beat our boat very pot entitled to the honour of the first discovery. inlet to be studded, we observed four canoes pad-much io rowing, whenever the Esquimaux chose to A stop was suddenly put to this and other ingenious oling towards the ship. They approached with exert themselves, but they kept close to her the
great confidence, and came alongside without the whole way. During the time they were on board, inductions, by the information of one of the seamen
least appearance of fear or suspicion. Wbile pad.we bad observed in them a great aptness for imitating who said that he dropped it out of his boat a fort.
dling towards us, and indeed before we could plainly certain of our words; and, while going on shore, vight before.
perceive their canoes, they continued to vociferate they took a particular liking to the expression of The vessels continued their progress; and several loudly; but nothing like a song, nor even any arti. Hurra. give way!' which they heard Mr. Palmer
a headlands were discovered and culate sound, which can be expressed by words, use to the boat's crew, and which they frequently bays, capes, and headlands were discovered, and culate sound, which can be e
could be distinguished. Their canoes were taken imitated, to the great amusement of all parties, received names by the voyagers. On the 220d, they on board by their own desire, plainly intimated by “ Being desirous of seeing more of these people, had a clear and extensive view to the northward, free signs, and with their assistance, and they at once | of whom the first interview had given us a favourable from ice: and they now felt that they had actually I came up the side without hesitation. These people impression, I determined to lie-to during the night, entered the Polar Sea. The magnificent opening, consisted of an old man, apparently much * and to take the ships higher up the inlet on the fol
sixty, and three younger, from vineteen to thirty lowing day. Mr. Bell came on board from the through which their passage had been effected, from
years of age. As soon as they came on deck, their Friendship in the evening, and, after repeating bis Baffin's Bay to a channel diguified with the vame
vociferatious seemed to increase with their astonish offers of assistance, communicated to us many of Wellington, was called Barrow's Straits, after the ment, and, I may add, their pleasure; for the re-events of a public nature, which conld not but be
ception they met with, seemed to create no less joy extremely interesting to us, after a complete seclu. Secretary of the Admirally.
than surprise.. Whenever they received a present, sion from the rest of the world for a period of 17 In latitude 75 deg. 3 min. 12 sec.; long. 103 deg,
ons. des or were sbown any thing which excited fresh admi. months. The temperature of the sea at the boitom, 14 min. 37 sec. an island was discovered, and Cap- ration, they expressed their delight by Jond and in 195 faihoms, was 31} deg. and at the depth of 76 lain Sabine, with two other officers, landed on it near | repeated ejaculations, which they sometimes con- fathonis, 31 deg. 3m.; that of the surface water beThe east point, wbich was called Cape Gillman. The tinued till they were quite hoarse, and out of breathing 33 deg. and of the atmosphere, 32 deg.
with the exertion. This noisy mode of expressing * The calm weather wbich prevailed during the gentlemen reported, on their return, that “tbe re
their satisfaction was accompanied by a jumping, night was succeeded by a breeze from the westward mains of Esquimaux habitations were found in four / which continued for a minute or more, according to on the morning of the 7th, of which advantage was different places. Six of these, which Capt. Sabineihe degree of the passion which excited it; and the immediately taken to beat up the iolet, which proved
bodily powers of the person who exercised it; the a very extensive one, and of which a particular iad an opportunity of examining, and which are
old man being rather too infirm, but still doing his chart is annexed. The sun did not break through ituated on a level sandy bank, at the side of a small utmost to go through the performance.
the clouds till half-after seven, when the expected avive near the sea, are described by him as consistol “ After some time passed on deck, during which a eclipse was found to have commenced, and I deter. ng of stones rudely placed in a circular or rather | few skins and ivory knives were bought from them, mined to land, with Captaiv Sabine, upon the nearliptical form, They were from seven to ten feet' they were taken down into the cabin. The younger I est island, in order to observe the end of it, as well as to obtain the other usual observations, together (fully steadied it alongside the rock, till he had safely | with angles for the survey. At ten minutes past embarked, carried his own down, and contrived, eight the sun became agaiu obscured, and was not though with some difficulty, to get into it without visible till twenty minutes past nine, when we had assistance. They seem to take especial care, in landed, and were prepared with our glasses, but launching their canoes, not to rub them against the were disappointed, in finding that the eclipse was rocks, by placing one end gently in the water, and over.
holding the other up bigb, till it can be deposited 6. Soon after we had landed, the old Esquimaux without risk of injury. and one of his younger companions, paddled over “As soon as we commenced rowing, the Esquifrom the main land, and joined us upon the island. maux began to vociferate their newly-acquired They brought with them, as before, some pieces of expression of Hurra, give way!' which they conwhalebone and seal-skin dresses, wbich were soon inued at intervals, accompapied by the most good. disposed of, great care being taken by them not to bumoured merriment, as we crossed over to the
NOTES produce more than one article at a time; returning main land. There being now a little sea, occasioned to their canoes, which were at a little distance from by a weather tide, we found that our boats couldTO THE “
TO THE “ BRIEF JOURNAL OF THE SIEGE our boat, after the purcbase of each of their commo- easily beat their canoes in rowing, notwithstanding
OF LATHOM HOUSE," dities, till their little slock was exhausted. Consi their utmost endeavours to keep up with us.
Which appeared in three Numbers of our present dering it desirable to keep up among them the ideas “The two Esquimaux tents, which we were now
Volume; sce pages 145, 153, and 169. of fair and honest exchange, which they already going to visit, were situated just within a low point seemed to possess in no ordinary degree, I did not of land, forming the eastern side of the entrance 10 a rContinued from pages 341, 347, 366, and 373 of our present permit them receive any thing as presents, till all considerable branch of the inlet, extending some
volume.) iheir commodities bad been regularly boughl. distance to the northward. The situation is warm Wbile we were waiting to obtain the sun's meridian aud pleasant, baving a south-westerly aspect, and (9.) Blair does not merit this contemptuous mere altitude, they amused themselves in the most good. being in every respect well adapted for the conveni- tion. He was left, with a very inadequate torce, it Datured and cheerful manner with the boat's crew; ent residence of these poor people. We landed
onle We landed / Wigan, whilst Lord Derby marched bis best trocas, and Lieutenant Hoppner, who, with Mr. Beverley, opposite the point, and walked over to the tents,
with the exception of scanty garrisons, placed in its
remote castles of Hornby and Thursland, into York. had joined us in the Griper's boat, took this oppor- sending our boats, accompanied by the two canoes,
shire. Seaton immediately detached a party (antina tunity of making a drawing of the young man. It round ihe point to meet us. As soon as we came
to recommend themselves to the Lord, yet not despise required, however, some show of authority, as well in sight of the tents, every living animal there, men, Ling the more tangible benefits which the stunden as some occasional rewards, to keep him quietly women, children, and dogs, were in motion ; the lat- of a wealthy town might afford) against Wigan. Är. seated on the rock, for a time sufficient for this ter to the top of the hills out of our way, and the gier speaks of this town as impregnable; but the fore purpose ; the inclination they have to jump about, rest to meet us with loud and continued shouting ; cifications (if gates, posts, and chains, in which the 210 when much pleased, rendered it a penalty of no the word pilletay (give me) being the only articulate dealt at that period, deserve the name) were tot put trifling nature for them to sit still for half an hour sound we could distinguish amidst the general up. | down until long after, in Tyldesley's time. When this together. To show their disposition to do us what I roar. Besides the four men, whom we had already mighty triumph of the Parliament party is examined, little service was in their power, he afterwards em- seen, there were four women, one of whom being
there will be found little cause for the irritation Hal. ployed himself in sharpening the seamens' koives, about the same age as the old man, was probably bis
sall manifests. The Bolton soldiers appear to have which he did with great expertness on any flat wife; the others were about 30, 22, and 18 years and that after a severe conflict. The return of night
I possessed themselves of the town for a few bours only, smooth stone, returning each, as soon as finished, to of age. The first two of these, whom we supposed brought back the Royalists, wbo quietly took postite its proper owner, and then making signs for another, to be.married to the two oldest of the young men, sion of what the enemy had spared. In June, 1654, which he sharpened and returned in the same way, had infants slung in a kind of bag at ibeir backs, Alex. Blair was imprisoned at London, for assisting without any attempt, and apparently without the much in the same way as gypsies are accustomed to in Gerard's conspiracy, as also was Humphry Bazzle smallest Jesire, to detain it. The old man was carry their children. There were also seven cbil. ley, the person who attended Lord Derby at his ere. extremely inquisitive, and directed his attention to dren, from twelve to three years of age, besides the cution; and whose affecting narrative of bis Lord's lz those thiogs wbich appeared useful, rather than to two infants in arms, or rather behind the mothers' mome
rehmoments has been often published. those which were merely amusing. An instance of this backs; and the woman of thirty was with child.
(10.) Sir Thomas Tyldesley, a gentleman of an
ancient Lancashire family, who, by bis own brave occurred on my ordering a tin canister of preserved “We began, as before, by buying whatever they
actions, would have supplied the want of ancestry, meat to be opened for the boats' crews' dinner. The had to dispose of, giving in exchange knives, axes, had he been otherwise born. He is one of those cats, old man was sitting on the rock, attentively watch. brass-kettles, veedles, and other useful articles, and liers whose deeds are more suited to the pages of 1 ing the operation, which was performed with an axe then added such presents as might be further ser-mance than of history; and who, by their affecties struck by a mallet, when one of the men came up to viceable to them. From the first moment of our towards an unfortunate master, their dauntless courage, us with a looking-glass. I held it up to each of the arrival until we left them, or rather until we bad and chivalrous actions, have cast a balo over 033 Esquimaux, who had also seen one on the preceding nothing left to give, the females were particularly which, of itself, has little to recommend it. Tyldenin eyeping, and then gave it into each of their hands importunate with us, and pilletay' resounded from is the Bayard of Lancashire, the Knight“ sans pri successively. The younger one was quite in raplures, the whole troop, wherever we went. They were ex
sans reproche." A pillar, commemorating the sid
this gallant soldier, was placed, in 1679, about 2 yos. and literally jumped for joy for nearly a quarter of tremely anxious to obtain our buttons, apparently
(er of a mile to the north of Wigan, in the hedge-tece an hour; but the old man having had one smile at more on account of the ornament of the crown and
on the east side of Wigan Lane. This monument VI his own queer face, immediately resumed his former anchor which they observed upon them, than from defaced and rem
at has been latel gravity, and returning me the glass, directed his any value they set upon their use; and several of an inscription on a brass plate fixed in a piece of stok whole attention to the opening of the canister; and these were cut off our jackets to please their fancy. The following is the description of the ancient pila:, when this was effected, he begged very hard for the When I first endeavoured to bargain for a sledge, extracted from an anonymous correspondent to Adura! mallet which had performed 60 useful an office, the persons I addressed gave me distinctly to under: Chester Courant, tor Tuesday, May 29, 1750 : -without expressing the least wish to partake of the stand by signs, that it was not their property, and pillar was of hewn stone, plain and quadratpad meat, even when he saw us eating it witli good pointed towards tbe woman who owned it; though
Trising from a projecting base, and on its top is the seck
" of a conick pedestal. A stone globe on the front G 2. appetites. Being prevailed on, however, to taste a my ignorance, in this respect, offered a good oppor
towards the west, has a vacancy of about 18 11 little of it with some biscuit, they did not seem at tunity of defrauding me, had they been so joclined,
square, and 2 inches deep, wbich seemed to have on a! to relish it, but ate a small quantity from an by receiving an equivalent for that which did not tained some inscribed marble, or flat stone, which ! evident desire not to offend us, and then deposited belong to them: on the owner's coming forward, been injuriously carried off, yet the stone was the rest safely in their canoes. They could not be the bargain was quickly concluded. The pikes Sometime ago I was passing that way, and to mp3 persuaded to taste any rum, after once smelling it, which I gave in exchange underwent the usual little surprise observed that tbis monument itself wa even when much diluted with water. I do not know ceremony of licking, and the sledge was carried to taken down, and totally moved away, so that even? whether it be a circumstance worthy of notice, tbat. I our boat with the most perfect understanding on situation is not now to be discerned." I be in when a kaleidoscope, or a telescope was given them both sides. In another instance an axe was offered / seenis to have found the slab taken from the time to look into, they immediately shut one eye, and one by some of the Griper's gentlemen, as the price of
mythe monument in an alehouse hard by. It was of this
marble, and the letters bad been gilt; be bad salute of them used the right, and the other the left eye, a dog, to which the woman who owned the animal
difficulty in decyphering the following " In getting out of their canoes, as well as in consented. To show that we placed full confidence
INSCRIPTION: them, great care is required to preserve the balance in them, the axe was given to her before the dog
| A high act of gratitude erected this monument, 120 of these frail and unsteady coracles, and in this they was caught, and she immediately went away, wild
conveighs the memory of Sir Thos. Tyldesity generally assist each other. As we were leaving the a kind of halter, or barness of thongs, which they
to posterity, island, and they were about to follow us, we lay on use for this purpose, and honestly brought one of who served King C. 1st, as Left. Col. at Edgbill our oars to observe how they would manage this; and the finest among them, though yothing would have after raised Regiments of horse foot and dragos it was gratifying to see that the young man launched been easier than to evade the performance of her and for the desperate storming of Burton upon Trees the canoe of his aged companion, and baving care contract."
over a bridge of 36 arches
Received the honour of Knighthood. formed on this subject than any other, I devote my · Correspondence.. . He after served in all the wars in great cuinmands
labour. It is strange and unaccountable, to see with
what unconcern, not to say contempt, this venerable
TO THE EDITOR.
vine, noted for his classical acquirements, entered a sale SIR,- do not know whether I am more offended and on th. 25 h Aut. 1650 was here slain commanding as Major Genl. under
room, where he expected to find an auction of books, or amused at the epistle in your last Kaleidoscope, the E. of Derby
but where the hammer was disposing of some valuable | from a Mr. Jessamy, who brings forward, I think, a to wbmch grateful erector . relics of antiquity in the shape of coins. The gentleman direct charge of coquetry against me; me, one of the
Alexr. Righy Esgre vus Cornet - and when he was High Sh riff of the Co. of Lancaster
turned to the auctioneer, and inquired what he was very last persons in the world who can be accused on anno 1679 placed his high obligarion
knocking down ? “A few lots of rare coins, Sir," was that ground The complaint of Jessamy is ill-founded; on the whole lamily of the Tyldesleys. the answer. “ Coins!” replied the other, with a face and I trust a few remarks will convince him, and The family incurring this "high ob i cation" are now
expressive of more contempt than my pen can describe ; yourself also, Sir (if indeed your good sense bas pot no more; and perhaps, in the pages of Clarendon, a more enduring testimony to the m-ris of Tyldesley
and taking from his pocket a halfpenny, he held it up, | already acquitted me) that my conduct has been unimay be found, than on the column of the brave Rigby. and triumphantly exclaimed, “this is the coin for me, form and correct. Jessamy has not described bimself
Alexander Rigby, of Lapron, near Poulton, in this Mr. Auctioneer; I'd rather bave this than a halfpenny in false colours; he has read much; he dances well. county, served the office of Sheriff, in the years 1677,
of William the Conqueror!” But to proceed. The Respecting the former he is as foolishly basbful, as of 1678, and again 1691. He does not appear to have been of the same families as the Preston Rigbies. He was coins of the seven kings, from William the First to the latter he is superlatively vain ; and, while he taken prisoner at Wigan fight, and is, unquestionably, Henry the Third, are less frequently met with than those imagines bis person is most engaging, be fancies that the person styled Li. Col. Rigby, by Heath. Mr. of their successors : but they are barbarous in design, his intellects are despised and neglected. Nor do I Rigby married the daughter of Sir Gibert Houghton. (11.) * Colonel Norris," the representative of the
. J and rude in execution. We have not one English coin much blame him ; for really some of my sex (I grieve house of Norris, of Speke. He maintained the high of John extant; whether they have been all swept to say it) would rather flirt an evening with a smallname his valiant ancestors had transmitted to him, away by the ravages of time, or whether none were talking“ elegant man of dress," than listen to the especially in his defence of the town of Warrington. I coined by this monarch, except in Ireland, has not been lively wit and flow of soul, which, on most occasions, In the early part of April, 1643, a body of Seaton's Forces attacked Col. Norris, and met with a very un
determined. The coins of Henry the Third are not proceeds from the lips of the scholar and gentleman. expected repulse. Angier speaks with bitterness of uncommon ; indeed, so many mints were instituted in The backwardness of Jessamy, however, in discovere the strange fortune that should give them Wigan, different parts of the kingdom, during the extended during whether or not I duly appreciate his merits, is to sebat was impregnable," and yet refuse them War
ration of this reign, that it would be strange were it me most astonishing; knowing, as I do, that he is rington, "that was easy." There are, however, seasons of the year when the otherwise open town of War.
otherwise. A penny may now be purchased for much not only well acquainted with our sex by books, but rington is not so accessible as the minister represents. | less than the value which it originally possessed ; we by long and frequent intercourse. Has he yet to learn Veni Warrington, profuentes
are told, that " four of them would buy a ram or sheep, that it is long before a modest woman will confess, Rivos ripas transeunles Spectans, multo satius ratus
or provision for twenty horses, and a shilling would pur- even to herself, that she entertains a regard for any mau ? Mergi Terris quam in aquis,
chase a pasture-fed ox, or provision for a hundred and, when she sees that man is endeavouring, through Vixi laute, Bibi lete, Donec aquas signant metæ, men."
indecent channels, to obtain a confession, I believe says Barnaby Harrington, whose drunken journeys Manchester.
COCCIENSIS. there are few, wbose pride and good sense would al. are often more useful than the peregrinations of soberer
low them to make a disclosure, certainly premature, On the 20th May, 1643, the Manchester Colonels,
and most selfishly sought for. I repeat selfishly, I,
TO THE EDITOR. after having driven Lord Derby inco Yorkshire, set
alas ! knew an inscance, where, from such arts as those, forward to take Warrington. On the 23d, the usual
a lovely and innocent girl was made the sport and vicfast, " to advance so holy a work,” was observed in SIR,- Having dubbed myself, during my late
tim of a contemptible worldling, one of those who Manchester. Whilst thus employed, news arrived of correspondence relating to the study of a
correspondence relating to the study of coius, An | To the taking of Winwick Church, which had been gal
daily exhibit their figures in the street; whose heads larely defended, and was not surrendered until one of ANTIQUARY, I should not consider myself as sup- are too weak to conduct them safely through society;
the Royalists had been shot by a fowling-piece as he portivg that character as it deserves, were I not to and whose hearts bave long forgotten, in the vanities * stood parleying on the steeple. The Presbyterians
reply to the letter of " Cocciensis," which appears of fashion, to throb with pity at the misery, or rè. also mentioned with delight the excellent provisions they found in the strong hall of a neighbouring Ca- in your Kuleidoscope of the present week; and to joice at the prosperity, of virtue. I hope I do not ex. tholic, che sufferer on this occasion was probably the convince your correspondent that the interest I take press myself too warmly; but, Mr. Bditor, were I to
loyal Sir William Gerard, of Bryn. On the 26th of 3 May, Warrington Church and steeple were carried,
relate the story, you would' acknowledge I may be in those of both nations is equal. with the loss, on the Parliament side, of one rider. My day being altogether occupied with the cares
well excused, if indignation prevail over good manCol. Norris now bung out the Royal flag from the of business, I allotted almost all the spare hours
ners. At a future period you may perhaps hear from $ highest chimney in the town; and he is charged with putting to death ao aged man and his wife, greatly of a considerable length of time to the compilation
me on this subject; but the purpose of this epistle is
to give Jessamy a little good advice. I should thank esteemed amongst the presbyterians, who had lately and copying of my letters; and having promised that fallen into his hands. His determination, however,
him for the very brilliant quotation he uses to describe gave way to the increasing difficulties of his situation; no delay should take place on my part, I took the
my person : but a man in love is blind, you are well and on the 28th of May, 1643, he capitulated on very precaution of preparing several numbers beforehand.
aware; and, though female vanity may lead me to be. favourable terms.
Flattered with their insertion, I have already com. (12.) Lord Derby has given, in the work published
lieve I am not quite homely, yet certainly Mr. Moore's by Peck, a very ample history of his proceedings in
menced another on the Coins of England from the description of beauty is too poetical to be true, Flatthe Isle of Man, to wbich the reader is referred. earliest periods, which I purposed bringing forward tery is pleasing to most folks; but Jessany ought to * Should be 1651.-Edit.
in the next volume of the Kuleidoscope, but the know the sex too well to think that they are to be won being, anticipated in such an undertaking is so far a. by it. Let him then become open and sincere; let him
relief, as to save me a considerable trouble; and it lay aside languishing glances and soft words; let him Fine Arts. suffices me to show, that, as an Englishunan, I know
not sit for hours with eyes fixed intently on her, he BRITISH COINS.
would wish to captivate; which last particular, not how to value the productions of England, and overlook those imperfections which are so visible on the
only be, but many other young gentlemen of my acTO THE EDITOR. coins of her Kings : but I must remark, at the same
quaintance, are guilty of; believing, I have no doubt,
that they thus excite interest, and call forth sympathy time, the very cold manner in which your corres
and commisseration. That the graces of the dance; - Before I en pon this subject, give me Leave pondent appears to regard coins belonging to other that the beauties of the poets, well recited, have to premise, that to the professed and experienced collec- countries; the beauty of the Roma
collec. countries; the heauty of the Roman I have shown, charms, I will allow; humanity and kindness also do tor of coins it would be presumption in me to address and I hope the gratification they afford will be as niuch in winning female affection; but he must indeed myself. To the use of those, whom inclination does great to Cocciensis as to
be a man of very little penetration who cannot immenot lead, or perhaps fortune permit to indulge a taste
AN ANTIQUARY. diately discover whether a more indulgent eye than for these pleasing trifles, and who are generally less in- Liverpool, May 9th, 1821,
that of mere casual approbation brightens on such oc
casions.--I now come to the niore explicit charges passages from Sbakspeare, Moore, Byron, &c. about VALERIO will perceive that we have already two letters against me, which Jessamy brings out in rapid succes- love, but that I love him? Why did I press his arm,
but that I love him? Why did I press his arm. I upon the subject he has selected. Not wishing to sion. Ilaugh at his dress, forsooth! But I believe I and give him that approving glance, when he relieved
to overstock the market with one commodity, which
is the certain way to depreciate the article, we must should laugh more, were he, as he half threatens, to that miserable object, but that I adore him? And defer VALERIO's offering until our next. turn out, some day, a complete dandy. No, no, Jeso why did I once tell him that no man I ever saw could samy; only remember a philosopher need not be a persuade ine to change my condition, but to make him
SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND.-If the writer of a letter in
the last Mercury, signed “ A Friend to the Institusloven, and you will do very well as you are, though, speak out, and tell me what I was dying to know? tion," will send to our office, he will fiud a commuon consideration, the embossed ring and diamond No, Mr. Kal, he is not the modest, diffident, laugh
Mr. Kal, he is not the modest, diffident, laugh. I nication which will, we believe, satisfy him on the might be an improvement. To praise is no proof of afraid-of person he represents himself. He is imposing
subject of his inquiries. particular regard ; but few women will praise the man on you under a fictitious signature; bis real name is ORIGINAL TRAVELS IN Asia. We feel much obliged they love, excepting to a sister, or an intimate friend, Narcissus. For the reason be neglects his shoe-strings by the loan of a series of letters, which we have unless she feels it necessary to defend his character in the quadrille, is, to catch a glimpse of his own dear
perused with much interest, and which is peculiarly
adapted for the Kulcidoscope. We have styled the from the sting of jealousy, or the venom of calumny; self as he passes the glass, and to contemplate the
letters original, because they have never appeared in any and then, who so eloquent as woman? When I looked graces of his own pretty little person ; which, for all English print; having been ushered into the world grave at Jessamy, he must have been guilty of some he has said to you, I believe he prefers to all others.
through the medium of the Boston Patriol. The piece of personal vanity, which, for his own sake, I In less than four weeks, he has professed to me his
series consists of twenty short letters, and the fol.
lowing is the title:-"Letters, written by an Americaa regretted; when I took wine from a puppy (as he was admiration of as many different ladies; and why does Gentleman while in Asia, to his friend in Boston ; pleased to express it) I obeyed but the dictates of po- he do this, but to play with, or break the heart that he the writer of which unfortunately died by the plague, liteness; for I would not have even a puppy suppose I knows is his own ? Dear Mr. Kal, if you knew what
on his passage from Alexandria in Egypt, to Constig.
tinople, in a Grecian vessel." When we heredis. was vulgar or ill-bred: and, alas ! bow often, when we my sufferings have been under these trials—but I can.
posed of the remaining portion of the Walks in der hear of plans being laid which may deprive os of the not repeat them !
byshire, and of the notes to the Siege of Latkena society of those we regard-how often are we forced He implores your advice; and I, as the most in.
House, we shall commence this entertaining series of to dissemble in smiles, the grief which burns inwardly; terested, will give you mine. Tell him to “pop the
letters, which will have all the charın of originality
to the English reader. and while our hearts, sick with sorrow, are bursting question” at once. If be is ready, I am willing; and in our bosoms, to hide from the world its tremb- when he next appears in print, let it be in that delight. CAPTAIN PARRY'S RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARCTIC lings and despair. Of Jessamy's summing up I shall ful pook in your Mercury, prefaced with “ Married
VOYAGE.-We refer our correspondent A REA take merely this notice, that I never yet called him last week,” &c. &c.
DER, to our preceding pages ; six columns of which
are occupied with extracts froin the interesting nar “ a pretty little man;" and he may consider this as a
SOPHIA. rative of the late voyage of our enterprising country compliment or otherwise, as he thinks fit."
Reckon on me, henceforth, as a subscriber to your men. This is a subject peculiarly suited to the plan Though “the mask of night," is not " on my face," dear little paper ; and if Narcissus does as I wish, and
of our work; and if our correspondent be in posses
sion of the first volume of the old series of the Role yet the mask of concealment in some measure is : you (I hope) will advise, I will take half a dozen copies
doscope, he will find that we have been in the habit « Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek," weekly; and, more, you shall have a good large hunch of recording the most interesting events arising out when I say, that were Jessamy to be what he should be, of my wedding the should be of my wedding cake, and a pair of gloves, and some
of the modern discoveries in the Arctic regions. (Se
Kal. vol. I. pages 112, 113, 135, 157, 161, 167, 109, I might perhaps be what he wishes. Let this, bower this, hood thing (that shall be nameless) when you call to see me
181. ever, suffice: good sense, good manners, a good heart, “sitting bride."
YOUR CONSTANT READER shall be attended to next and a little attention, may beget esteem and love; but
week; in the mean time we shall make some inqu. caudour and sincerity alone, can call forth an avowal To Correspondents.
ries respecting the object of his communication. of it.
We shall next week notice that part of the letter at Jessamy may twist the meaning of this letter as he Scotch AIRS HARMONIZED.-The letter of “A
CANDIDUS, which relates to the 6th sound of our pleases; but, if he has the vanity to suppose it is meant
READER" on this subject, shall appear as soon as
when we shall produce a seventh. as encouragement, I would advise him to apply to her
possible. We fancy it will draw down upon him the
animadversions of some professors or amateurs, who LOVE AFFAIRS.-The letter of JESSAMY in our la who can best inform him whether he is mistaken or will not admit that HAYDN's exquisite harmonizing has produced answers from two fair ladies, one ! not. I am, Sir,
of the Scotch melodies, can be surpassed in any particu whom must of course be mistaken ; which may be Your very humble servant,
lar. Although there is certainly such a thing as na. the genuine SOPHIA perhaps will only be knost
tional and peculiar character in music, which can the swain, at whom the two ladies appear to be SOPHIA.
be better appreciated by a native than a foreigner, “setting their caps." P. S.-Were I to describe to you the verses Jessamy there is at the same time genius of so high an order, speaks of, wbich be presented as the production of a
as to leave all adventitious disadvantages in the back | HORÆ OTIOSA, No. XII. and the continuation of
ground. Sucha genius was Haydn, although his style Walks in Derbyshire, and ALCANDER in our bed friend, I might amuse you not a little ; for the poor
of harmonizing the northern melodies is not exactly to fellow not only made me give animation to a dead the taste of our correspondent, who may, however, G. B. of Lancaster, shall be attended to next wechs body, but also to extinguish life with one single glance “go farther and fare worse."
We repeat the question to C. M. H.-Are the lines of my bright eye; I do not remember whether he
addressed to “'Any Pretty Girl" original? THE POINT OF HONOUR.We did not receive M.'s! compared its effects to galvanism (on which science he
letter before our arrangements were finally completed
| COMPLETION OF OUR VOLUME.-JUVENIS is 11gave me a lecture, coming from the concert one night) | for the week; and we regret this circumstance the
formed, that the present volume of the Kaleidoscope or not; but there were some remarks about shocks and
more, because the writer has paid us the compliment
will terminate on the last Tuesday in June; la tremblings, ail resulting from the same liquid cause,
to solicit our opinion upon the nicest point in the
ately after which, the Index will be ready for delivers.
world-a point of honour. We shall not decline to as he poetically expressed it.
offer a little advice upon the subject next week; and
the interval, but will insist upon measuring swords which we have before acknowledged, is reserved! TO THE EDITOR.
sur le champ, all that we can do in such a case, is to the first number of our second volume, together make honourable mention of M.in our next Obituary, several other promised communications.
if he should unfortunately be run through the body. 01, Mr. Kal!
Our present impression is, that the lady is skittish, if | We have further to notice A LONDONER; 0. H.; A How glad I am that I happened
not coquettish, and as she appears to have a little ASTRONOMER; A. L.; T. T.; A SUBSCRIBLB. to get a sight of your last paper. I am sure from Mr. dash of the quizzical also in her composition, the Jessamy's description of himself, that I am the tiny probability is, that if both rivals should perish in the
Letters or parcels not received, unless free of charge. encounter, she would only regard the event as a trinket of his affections: but why he should appeal to « feather in her cap.” In short, with all her charms. you for advice as to what he shall do, when, according she does not appear to be worth dying for; although Liverpool: Printed and published by E. Smith & Co. to his own confession, I have given him so many opporof the two, were we single, we have a notion we
54, Lord-strect, Liverpool tunities of declaring himself, I cannot tell, unless it be
should, as the least of two evils, prefer fighting the
Sold also by J.Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evans, Chitya to see himself in print.
win & Hall, Castle-st.; T. Smith, Paradise-st.; T. WuWhy would I rather dance with him than any other. | CHESS.-The errata noticed by our friend, A. S. of|
brick, Public Library, Lime-st.; E. Willan, Box but that I like him? Why do I give him the prefer
Warrington, shall be recorded with some other ne-
M. Smith, Tea.dealer and Stationer, Richmond-tok: ence in our eveniog strolls, when he continually repeats of next month.
and J. Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money out