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· on the plainest food, will not allow him to be rewarded now, since you will not dance, allow me to hand you both hands this awful weapon, I turned on me on by cakes and sweetmeats, and requests her acquajot. I to the instrument, and favour me with that beautiful ponent. He cried out, Mein himmel! and seemed 1 ance not to talk of eating in his presence, as if it air once more.”
horror struck. I made him sensible I only meant were a malter of any importance. My blood boils
Ito defend myself and not murder him; and after at this insult to the memory of my friend. Could | “Ob !" cried the lady, rising with vivacity, "I hate
stating to him what I had written to you, he agreed he know how his son is being educated! But I has anything like tranquillity and sentimentality:" cben per
to await your sentence, I giving my word of honour • ten to quit this melancholy theme.
ceiving me, she called me to her, saying, “ Did I not to meet him, if your decision calls for a duel. He Since the peace, I have spent a great deal of my promise you my hand to dance? What a memory you left the bouse growling, like a Transylvaniau beär. time in Paris, where I improve my culinary skill, have! Ah, if you had a German memory!"
| and afraid of my claymore, but not of #aad gratify my accurate taste by study, observation, I certainly did not remember any such promise;
Your most obedient servant, and experience, Never do I leave its walls without but
but accepted, with much pleasure, the fair hand preregret,
7 of P., May 29, 1821. '“ Crebrà relinquendis infigimus oscula portis,
sented to me, and led my partner to the dance. Inviti superant limina' sacra pedes.”
The effect on the gentleman was too visible not to
TO THE EDITOR. There are many peculiarities in French cookery manner was ludicrous. The lady was not blind to - disagreeable to uninitiated palates; among the rest this; and, when the dance ceased, and we passed near DEAR KAL-I am a great admirer of your col.
the frequent use of garlic and’of oil; yet how deli- him, as I led her to a seat, she warbled (with a look | lection, and have often intended to write to you. If cious to some persons is the taste of the latter in- of inexpressible archness) Dolce tranquillila, soave
you think what is below will be of any service to 'gredient, may be seen by the following anecdote,
calma. This was, indeed, adding fuel to the flame;
the object it aims at, you can use it; if not, pat it which exemplifies in the strongest manner, the do
among your dead stock of original poetry. mineering power of a favourite disb over the feeliogs
and the poor German, writhing in the agony of Since reading your last, I have been pondering and affections of the human miod.
wounded feelings, presented a picture that excited my over Jessamy's parrative, and I never was niets Fontenelle, the celebrated French author, was risibility beyond my power of restraint. I absolutely I puzzled bow, or had more inclination, to rebre a particularly fond of asparagus dressed with oil;'but laughed : I could not help it. It was shameful; and I fellow-creature in distress, iban in this case. You ae was jutimately acquainted with an abbé, who apologized for it most willingly,
must know, I consider myself rather beared in loved' to eat this delicious vegetable served up with cious vegetable sérved up with His look of confusion and mortification was changed
His look of confusion and mortification was changed matters of this nature, and have been frequently butter. One day the abbé dropped in voexpectedly instantly for one of indignant wrath at me; and he
applied to by friends less experienced: but I entre " to 'dinner, and Fontenelle, wbö had ordered bis fa-1
you, I never had so desperaie a case under my skin *vourite dish, with great kindness directed that half
u s as this. I really was astonished and competing " should be dressed with oil, and the rest with butter. of the evening banished the occurrence from my in the fidgets while I was reading his letter. I hate
The value of this sacrifice is proved by the sequel mind; but I was reminded of it before I departed | heard of bashful people, to be sure; but for one to of the story. The abbé falling dowo dead' in a fit, from the scene of joy, by the receipt of the following be affected with such a dreadful constipation u Fontenelle, without a moment's delay, darted to the pote, which. from beino written in
note, which, from being written in a language which impudence, I assure you I had no conception of top of the stairs, and exclaimed to the cook, “ Dress he knew better than the English, though this he
| Is it in the air of Liverpool, or the sea balbing the whole with oil, the whole with oil, as I told you before.” knows well, proves bis excessive fear of ridicule :
there, or what, that I may shoo it as a pestilente,
for I assure you, that my feelings and manner are “ Monsieur I-Si vous n'éles pas aussi lache que vous so deciderly the contrary to our patient Jessa op'
êtes sot et malhonnête, vous me rencontrerer demain matin that it is a complete enigma for me to imagine ha · Correspondence.
près de l'eglise de Wavertree. J'apporterai mes pisto- form of mind. Ouly picture to yourself, kal.. lets, et je serai accompagné d'un ami.
sweet, blue-eyed lass leaning upoo your arin, and TO THE EDITOR. I shall not comment upon this note. To fight for
upoo ao occasion that any homan heart should such a cause I conceived ridiculous. I love my bed as
exult at, that of heavenly charity, casting bet bio
witcbing eyes up into your face, and at the same MR. EDITOR, I have received a challenge from an much as my heighbours ; and, to rise and meet my time pressing your arm closer to her delicate ferie, Bracquaintance. I am no duelist; and, as I think the opponent, in order to arrange the affair amicably, was, approving that which is approved by angels; tak
eause of his anger is a fitter subject for merriment than I confess, more than I could prevail upon myself to | upon her that which is the proper uffice of their *deadly wrath, I wish to prove this to him, through the do at so early an hour.
representatives on earth, the encouraging us in arta medium of your paper. You shall be arbitrator be- While sipping my tea, it just occurred to me, that of virtue; conceive it, I say, and consider the upcom.
tunity of obtaining gucb a companion, to cheer la through the Kaleidoscope, I might state the case fairly tween us.
dull life through -Not speak! good bearens, Yesterday evening, I had joined a large company. I to my would-be antagonist, and biot to bim, that, in
could not bave beld my tongue if the fate of the and was standing in rather a retired part of the room, the vexatious ridicule whicb caused bim so much mor.
universe had depended upon my silence. Ob der · gazing on the scene of' festivity and elegance before tification, he has more cause for satisfaction, if he con
e before tification, he bas more cause for satisfaction, if he con- oh Jeso! thy case is most desperate. Before in me, when my notice was attracted by the conversation strue it properly. His affairs were never in a fairer
your letter, I always considered such momenta 1 of a lady and a gentleman seated at a short distance train. I can prophecy for him a speedy integralio | infallible cures for dumbness. It may be said of kos, from me.
'amoris ; and, after that, we will talk of the duel. that you have seca the gates of heaved sjør, at, With the gentleman, a handsome young German, I
I remain, respectfully,
infidel like, have missed ibe opportunity." Wha?
shall I do, sure ? shall I write verses ! shall I get am slightly acquainted. The lady I know very well;
new coats?"-Oh heaven! it makes me med that and have long admired her amiable, but rather too
Your most obede. servant,
such opportunity should be lost. Speak, min, lively, character.
T- of P- May 1821.
speak; tell her what is in your heart, eres shoux l'heard the gentleman ask 'her very politely to ho.
you stutter till you bite your tongue in tve, nour him as his partner in the dance about to begin.
koock all your front teeth vut. Speak, man ** “ Dance!” said she, “ name it not; it is stupid me.
TO THE EDITOR.
you be ;) is a man to die of thirst, because tek
not ask for that which nature has given for vi 1.ing chanism; it is not a mental amusement."-" True;"
the pure fountain. Is a man to die of SOTTO,* replied the gentleman, “ but I know you like qua- SIR, – You see I am still alive; and though I am
cause he will not ask for the pure flow of virtual drilles; and if" - " Like! ridiculous :" rejoined the obliged by your promise of a place in your obituary,
affection. I am enthusiastic upon this subje! * lady, w all dancing is insipid, generally and particu. I must confess I am as little ambitious of appearing
pearing ways; Fam such a professed and culivened ad *
there as you are yourself. Jarly."-"Upon my word,” said the gentleman, re
We must have your promised decision. The very lin my imagination, that, were I condemned"
of virtuous woman, whenever I behold or palette solved to please, “ I am a convert to your opinion
morning I last wrote to you, as I was calmly sba-silent on this theme. I should not sorrive it a dir Conversation, music, and singing, are far more de
ving myself, I heard a rapid step on the stairs; my | Farewell. Jessamy: if you cannot get your to" lightful, because, as you observe, they are, more or door burst open and ibe German stood before me.
to do its office, cut it out and butter it, and ade less, mental pleasures : and, in these, you are attrac He was fearfully furious at my not meeting him,
to the dish wbich Falstaff. proposes to presenti tive above all' others. Ah! I remember one even- and drew from his cane a sharp bright sword with
one of the canine race, with the compliments et ing, Nay, Sir, the powers of your memory are el which he assaulted me so hotly and so qui: kly,
season; or else get your uncle and ber falker by prodigious : but you have a German memory." that I let drop my razor, though not before giviog
inake mutions, as Mr. Slendert tells Aon Page my chin and nose a great gash, aod fled down stairs I remember it as having been passed in conversation
| But alıboogh I cannot help quizziog you lil,
pursued by him. I rushed into a room, and got and music; but chiefly because I beard you sing Pu- from a closet a large sword which my great-grand. "Merry Wives of Windsor, Aet 3, SEER * sitta's exquisite Dolce tranquillita, soave calma. And father used at the battle of Colloden; and raising with .+ Ibid. Act 3, Scene 4
you vex me so, if the girl likes you, as it is my and call me enthusiast and boy, I would not exchange cepted, and partial 10 a plain unvarnished tale; candid opinion she does, lell her your mind plainly, my feelings for all the apathy and judgment they boast yet desir ous of profiting as much as possible by. aud, let her be tbe devil, if she be a woman I it will lof. When the heart and hand tremble when
"of. When the heart and hand tremble, when the any publication within my compass, I very na. please her. There was never lass yet, we inay thank /
turally copcluded I should be getting a good peony.. congue almost forgets its office, when the eye is bent on! our stars, liked a man worse because he was in love
*] worth by becoming a subscriber to the Kaleidoscope; with ber. This is one of my golden rules.
the ground, when a new idea and feeling rushes on us, Take
and I have not been disappoioted, except when you the first step, and theo l wilt undertake to assist
" New as if brought from other spheres,
cunie Yorkshire on me with your outlavdish lingo.
Yet weleome as if loved for years,"' , you; bot you must not expect to be carried. God |
I have no doubt you think it a very frifing objec-. speed you, -Good bye. Kai.
VALERIO. who would be the cool calculator, and with the form tion; so do I, for my owq readipg; but then, Sir,
of a man possess the heart of a stone ? Not I, for when I happen to have hearers you cannot ihink Note by the Editori-There is an unpardonable
one; and wbile the pleasures of life seem increased what a laugh they raise at my expense, when I come, contradiction here. How can she be a devil, if she be
and increasing, and the cares, in proportion, seem dimiało what, they significantly term, "a bole in, the, a woman, of whom the poet says,
| ballad." Your number, 47, for iustance, has one “ Angels are painted fair, to look like you ?" nished, I would not bid the pleasing delusion vanish
of these obstacles, in the pilgrimage of friend, by calling in the gloomy speculations of desponding Wender; however, I got over it without suspicion;
and narrow-minded policy. Pardon these ejaculations; not so with your correspondent Pyrus, in No.41, after, (See notice to Correspondents.]
visionary they may be called, but I have known many following him through your streets, noticing empty,
many happy examples, that they are foanded on truth houses, auctioneers’ Aags, nodding plumes, and busy !. Dear Mr. EDITOR,
thoroughfares, I lost, bim in a crowd, and stood like a and propriety, in. I little thought when I wrote to It is very true that all this is very trite and common
cipher, at a loss for the meaning of “Si monumenta, " you, merely stating a case which I considered perplex place; but let not observations be thought useless or
| requiras, circumspice. Such, writers, like Gold
smith's scboulmaster, may be said to strive, ing, and craving your advice, that I should have fallen uninteresting because they are every day brought before into a dilemma infinitely (for a time) more perplexing.us. Let the giddy, the dissipated and the profligate
“With words of learned length and thundering sound,
T'amaze the wond'ring rustics rang'd around." When I saw two answers in the name of Sophia in seriously consider that in marriage is virtue ; and that
I can only say in conclusion, Sir, if you are deyour last Kaleidoscope, I was most, terribly alarmed. I in losing what they call freedom, their loss is a gain. termined to have none but classical readers, yon "Unhappy Jessamy,” exclaimed. I to myself,“ what Let them enter the mansion of an affectionate husband will deny me a heap of anticipated pleasure, by dehast thou done! Behold (wo fair damsels, two Rival
and tender father; let them bebold that happy state priving me of your next volume, and yourself of Queens,' are in competition for thy hand; and how which brightens bours of prosperity and illumes those
A SUBSCRIBER. shalt thou satisfy them both? Dread tben the poisoned
of misfortune; which gives to the christian and patriot Manchester, May 27, 1821. Deedle or the flippant tongue; beware the scissors of thy chample opportunities of fulfilling his duties to God buir-dresser, lést, bribed by the disappointed maiden, and bis country; and then let them, if tbey dare, rail
THEATRE ROYAL. he cuts thy locks ridiculous to be seen,or leaves impres.
at and ridicule what they would fain enjoy, if their sion of his instrument on thy brain itself! What sball own evil habits and more evil propensities did not
TO THE EDITOR. become of thee; whither shalt thou fly to escape the
place an insuperable barrier before them. To the wise danger which hangs over thee?” Thus I apostrophized
"What we admire we praise; and, when we praise, and candid, I speak in the words of my favourite
Advance it into notice, that, its worth in rueful agony, when it struck me my only plan was Horace,
Açkaowledged, others may admire it too." to discover, which of the Sophia's was, the true, one.
« Hoc opus, hoc studium parvi properemus et ampli; This, on a slight perueal, I was soon satisfied of. Would | Si patrice volumus, si nobis vivere cari. .
SIR,—That the legitimate drama, from some invimay Sophia' have talked of large bunches, of bride- I will merely add, that my fears are removed, my sible cause, or other, may, unfortunately, be justly. cake;" and though she might have bestowed the "name- doubts are dispelled, and I am now the accepted suicor
and Lam now the accepted suitor pronoupced on the wane among us, is, I much fear,
but too true. Whether the unprecedented peculess reward,” would she have let all the world know it, of the “lovely tiny, urinket" wbich once so puzzled
niary pressure of the times,-a debasing, vitiated and given a promissory note for the same? No, in- and plagued me.
taste, concumitant of hydra and ever-varyiog fashion, deed! The second Sophia must have mistaken me for Of this be assured, my dear Mr. Editor, you shall a modern refinement, a listless change of na: another; as I can truly affirm, but one Sopbia has, or not complain that Sophia the second was mistaken; fortional feelings,- degenerate effeminancy, the riener bad, any power over me; so the“ kind impostor," | you shall have an ample share of bride-cake, and gid morality of a fastidious age, or an unaccountmay either wear the willow or apply to her Narcissus dreamers sufficient to supply all your young friends able lack of bistrionic talent, have occasioned such
| lamentable “falling off,” I know not: but my grieved for relief, as I say with poor Antipholis, when ir. a who would wish to see in the “world of imagination” similar situation,
heart (made “ill at ease” by the painful task) canı the future partners of their fortunes.-Believe me,
testify with what sad reluctance I write the unwel. “Plead you to me, fair dame? I know you not."
. Your obliged and faithful servant,
come fact, that in the nineteenth century HAMLET Well, after recovering from my consternation, I has.
JESSAMY: hath been performed, aye, und well too, almost 10 led, with a beating heart, and irregular steps, to! I am requested by, my Sophia to mention a small empty benches Oteinpora, () mores! What, in learn, from my Sophia, wbether she was, indeed, the error of your compositor, in the 29th line of her letter.
tbe sacred name of " that sweet child of nature, writer of the first dear letter. She was calmly seated she would never cwice admit into her company the
SHAKSPEARE,” could induce the enlightened aristuat her needle, and before her lay the very paper which man who could forget what was due to modesty. She from our Theatre, on Monday evening lasi?
cracy of Liverpool wholly to absent themselves
They had 80 puzzled me. The weather and common-place wrote indirect, not indecent, channels.
surely are not insensible to the great, and matchless. topics of the day- opened our conversation. Those
and illimitable beauties (for his very blemishes are themes were soon exhausted; and, after many efforts,
* Horace, epistle 3d.
lovely as his own unlarnished glory, and all bis failings spoke of the letters which had lately appeared in the
" lead to virtue's side") of proud Alhion's venerated Kaleidoscope. I acknowledged that I was the appeal
bard; nor do I conceive they would wittingly sut
TO THE EDITOR. ing Jessamy; I said that I had been taught, by the
fer bis inimitable pages, to remain mouldering
amid dust and cobwebs, unnoticed upon their shelves. answers, at once to condemn and despise myself, that SIR;--Before the present volume of the Kaleidos. Neither can tbe adscititious plea of custom avail My eyes were opened ; that I saw my folly in its pro- cope is completed, permit me to ask you a plain them, unless indeed the ton sanhedrim have reper light, and that sbe alone had the power of recon- question, as I perceive you are not in the habit of cently enacted that to abstajo from frcquentins ing me to myself, and rendering me“ what I should " taking hints."
theatrical exhibitions, shall henceforth become mule." After some hesitation, the lovely girl at last not
Du you thiok, Sir, it would be any disparagement dish usage; if so, as in duty bound, I bow to "The 01ily confessed she was the real Sophia, but also that
to your work, if you were to make the tritling con- collective wisdoin” of so grave and irresistible a
cession of accompanyivg your classical quotations body; observing only, en passant, ibat “'tis a cus. pa may guess the rest, Mr. Editor. But I have learnt with the translations in plain English, or compelling toin more honoured in the breach than the obser
om experience, that there is an hour in the lives of your correspondents to do so.? It appears to merance." ome men, which can never be forgotten or ever fully to be as great a rhox of pedantry in a public writer, Though the opening of the present theatrical camdescribed. There are some whose hearts, filled only as it would be in a public speaker to interlard his paign was such as would tell but a sorry tale at the With ideas of the wealth and power and paltry plea.
discourse with other than rative eloquence. This treasury, Mr. SALTER, who succeeds our late de sures of the world, are incapable of either appreciating
is perhaps, an: erroneous opinion, and yoor humble servedly esteemed favourite, VANDENHOFF, cumor possessing that hour; and while these may laugh,
servant the oply blockhead in the number of your inenced his professional labours under more goniul
readers. I am a poor, insignificant fellow, un auspices; omens, I trust, of his future reputation * Comedy of Errors, act 2d, scene 2d.
skilled in the languages, the vulgar tougue ex- the fortaste, merely, of latent fame. Mr. SALTLR
undoubtedly possesses stage requisites of po ordi. some levities in the first scene with HORATIO, pear to have been the drama of " Cross Purposes." nary nature. The prepossessing graces of a fine per. anbecoming the sombre, dignified melancholy of or, “ Plot upon Plot ;", but we trust it will. son, are considerably enbanced by a countevance Lord HAMLET; and if Mr. SALTER do not speedily
in the sequel, prove “ All's well that ends well." somewhat handsome, stroogly marked, apparently “reform altogether" that unseemly closing of bis
The note of the lately-married SOPHIA, who is rather susceptible of much expression and flexibility; and eyes, which particularly offended my visual organs
ungraciously disdained by the about-to-be-married an eye of some brilliancy. His voice too (though immediately after his entrée, by all the saints in
JESSAMY, is as follows: not of extraordinary volume, and, consequently, in- tbe calendar, “ T'U speak duggers to him." Indeed
To the Editor_ Thank you, thank you, my dear capable of very great or varied intonation,) is out, I know not whether it would not almost be “justi
little Kally, for inserting my letter. Narcissgs by any means, an iodifferent one; being tolerably fiable homicide" to " use" them, should he continue
came along, on Monday afternoon, with your sonorous, with lower tones of touching richness the oppardovable omission of so great a portion of
paper in bis hand (bow did he get it so soon) and when properly modulated. He can declaim far the text, as on Monday, for no very obvious reason,
sure enough popped the question. When shall better than soliloquize, and manifests talents rather he thought proper to dispense withal, ...
it be, Sophia," says he. “The day after to
morrow," says I. " A match," says be. “A calculated for level speaking, or pathetic recita- Mr. SALTER's debut on our boards has been of match," says I; and this morning the ceremony tion, than for the passionate utterance of frenzied the most flattering description; for throughout the took place, and we are off for London. Here is intense, overwhelmiog feeling. His attitudes, for whole play, an indulgent audience were unusally
your cake, you dear little fellow, and here are the most part elegant, are not always equally lavish of their encouraging plaudits. That he may
your gloves; the kiss I half promised you, you picturesque or impressive; but he fences well, advance in their esteem with the ratio of his merits,
shall have when we come back. and, for so young an actor, is an adept at stage- is the ardent wish of your and his friend,
Wednesday morning, siz o'clock. SOPHIA. business. A mouthing articulation, or rather in.
The whole of this affair may be a hoax; but, if so, articulate enuociation, occasionally disfigures his . May 29, 1821.
it is one which we most freely forgive, in consider best efforts; some of bis readings scarcely ex
ation of the plum-cake and gloves, which have been ceed mediocrity, owing to an unpleasant monotony
duly received: the latter were, indeed, somewhat of cadences (if I may so express myself) rendered
too small for our hands, delicate as they are; dat
To Correspondents. still more discordant by frequent errogeous empha.
had our appetite been much more delicate that
happens to be, nothing could have been better suited sis, and wbat savours strongly of a disagreeable
to our taste than Point oF HONOUR.-We are too much occupied this
the former. provincial accent.
After partaking of The rapidity with which he
week with HYMEN and CUPID to spare time for the an ample portion, not omitting to drink the bezitii gives impassioned passages militates greatly against
affairs of MARS; and must, therefore, confine our.
of the happy pair, we distributed sundry tit bite, their force and beauty; nay, sometimes borders on
selves almost entirely to the publication of the two
as dreamers, to certain of our female acquais the verge of intolerable rant, Such, judging from letters of M. with a very brief decision upon the points
ances who promised to pass them, in due fora, his first appearance here, to me seem to be Mr. submitted to arbitration. It is plain that M.'s foreign
through wedding rings, previously to depositing them SALTER's leading characteristics : “ take him for antagonist is a hectoring bully, who can have no
under their respective pillows; a ceremony which all in all," we may unequivocally note him a gen claim to what is termed the “ satisfaction of a gen.
we purpose to repeat, whenever we may be conmis tleman of much promise. His chief excellencies,
tleman,” that is, being allowed the privilege of being
sioned so to do, by the original JESSÁMY and files
SOPHIA. which cannot yet be fully matured, are of a high
run through the body, or having his brains blown order; his principal defects, only such as time and
out, for the chance of doing the same office for his
At our first leisure we shall peruse the pages suggested
antagonist. His assassin-like attack upon M. proves industrious perseverance united, will effectually
for insertion by B. W. W.
him, as we have already hinted, a low-minded fellow : eradicate. Without mind, however, all adventitious
whilst the magnanimity of the latter, in not decapi. YOUR CONSTANT READER, CANDIDUS, and HORA aid, whether derived from mien, visage, or the sweet tating him with his claymore, after such an outrage OTIOSÆ, No. XII. in our next. melody of harmonious speech, becoines " sounding upon the laws of honour, clearly shows M. to be a brass, or a tinkling cymbal." To this,” test, no gentleman of nice honour and fine feeling, and one | THE ORPHANS.-At the suggestion of some of out matter how peculiarly great are an actor's personal who ought not to allow a cowardly bully the honour readers who attended the public recitations of Mr. qualifications, “ he must come at last.” Here every of passing a sword through his body. Our award Putnam, we applied to that gentleman for a copy of one who "frets his huur upon the stage," must
therefore is, that, although M. cannot be permitted the pathetic story of “ THE ORPHANS," to which either stand or fall.
to MEET such an antagonist, he may, if he think it that gentleman imparted so much interest and effect
worth the trouble, FOLLOW him, for the purpose of by his mode of delivery, Mr. P. politely, and with“ The mind's the standard of the man."
administering a kick or two, by way of retaliation, out hesitation, favoured us with the copy, which we
for the blood shed by means of the razor in the first have great pleasure in presenting to the public Should Mr. SALTER's intellectual capacity be rencontre.
will be perused with deep interest, and probably may one whit superior, or even equal, to his physical
bring an occasional tear into the eyes of our für powers, I may safely venture to predict, that he will, AFFAIRS OF THE HEART.-Whether it may have
readers, unless they should be more obdurste thasa ere long, attain to distinguished scenic eminence.
been owing to the genial influence of the season, or ourselves, “unused,” as we are, to the “ erettig HAMLET has seldom, if ever, been decidedly recog.
some other cause, we are at a loss to determine ; but mood.” It is not our intention by this praise, to me
most certain it is, that we have been favoured with an nized upuo the stage: we see him only "i' tbe miod's
vey any undue panegyric upon the style of the cop
unusual profusion of amatory oblations of late ; and position. Its simplicity and pathos are charms when eye," when closeted with his immaterial essence.
we have this week to record a whimsical, pleasant, and,
in our estimation, would atone for poetic meri 35 KEMBLE, alone, in our day, has realized, the most we hope, ultimately, happy circumstance, which has much below the zero of mediocrity, as "Txt completely, HAMLET's corporeal being; and yet, arisen out of the recent correspondence in this de.
t. But we are writing a dies KEMBLE'S “ noble Dane,” was little more than a partment of the Kaleidoscope. Our readers in general tation, instead of thanking our correspondents living dead man: “he form and semblance" of a may have been entertained, if not interested, in the
their suggestion, and Mr. Putxam for enabling Prince, truly, but of his owo creation, nol SHAK. embarrassments of a sighing and bashful swain, to profit by it We shall, therefore, merely adap SPEARE's Prince of Denmark. This wondrous
who, under the signature of Jessamy, has of late en the story, in the essential requisites of nature, simple
deavoured to insinuate himself into the good graces child of a mighty pareut, bas, likewise, invariably
city and deep pathos, is not unlike WORDSWORTH
of his “SOPHIA,” by “breaking the ice" with his baffled all the skill, aod bjd defiance to the gigantic
celebrated piece, “ We are seven."
pen rather than his tongue. Not venturing to face talents of KEAN; wbo, aware of his inability to
the artillery of the lady's bright eyes all at once in THE DEAD ALIVE.-The rumoured demise of D.. delineate HAMLET successfully, always, PROTEUS person, and boldly challenging her to surrender to his of Lancaster, and the whimsical contradiction of lif like, gives us something else, with the dazzling be arms, he has made his advances, under the protection premature report, by the individual who ought to Be witchery of which we are so infinitely pleased, that of our columns, in hopes of securing the citadel by a best acquainted with its truth, shall appear in sal all recollection of the suffering Dane is totally ab coup-de-main; or, which would be preferable, inducing
next sorbed in our admiration of the facinating English
the damsel to yield at discretion. He needed not our
This responsive department of our paper occtipe man.
was disposed to pacific, rather than hostile, measures. Mr. SALTEK, at present, is certainly no drainatic
larger portion of our columns this week than we
nerally wish to see devoted to our own observato Hercules; to impose upon himself a task so Her
His present letter confirms this opinion of ours;
which may exclude those of our correspondes culean as the representation of HAMLET, was,
negociation, which might otherwise have been protrac
We cannot, therefore, trespass beyond a few line, Therefore, at least, impolitic; especially for his ted to the length of the siege of Troy. JESSAMY is
notice the following correspondents, some of first appearance before an audience proverbial now, it appears, in the high road to marriage, and we
favours shall be appropriated in our next :-1!!: for their cool, discriminating temperament. His trust to happiness, which ought to be the portion of
GRINE's Letter, No.IV.-E. V.R.-S. L-ANEC evoception of the part, generally, entitles him to
-ALCANDER--C. M. of Bolton-M.-COCCINA: one who, if we may form a judgment from the letter
-W.L.-B. W. W. J.S.-W. W.-PRUDENTI: praise; credit is also due to him for a very vigorous we are now acknowledging, seems to entertain very
J.J.-J. H.-A FATHER-A THIRD SOPHIA outline, not exactly of a melancholy Prince, but un. sober and rational views of the state into which he is
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of BURNS. and anon" elicited sparks of genius, which boded
to. The fact is, that one NARCISSUS, to whom enough of subsequent celebrity to warrapt my pre the second Sophia had attributed JESSAMY's let
Letters or parcels not received, unless free of charge ceding prophecy. He often reinioded me of Mr. ter, has claimed the merit of that letter, and been = YOUNG, to whom his whole contour of figure and emboldened by her epistle to bring matters to a con Liverpool : Printed and published by E. Smith & Crate actiog bear a striking resemblauce. There were clusion. Without this explanation, it would ap
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i. The Philanthropist. possessor, as might naturally be expected, the piazza, with my hospitable host; and
began to inquire after, and reclaim, the dif- was, with him, smoking my segar, when I [ORIGINAL.]
ferent absentees. Amongst those who were was called away, being told that Quashee
claimed was Quashee, the subject of this wished to speak to me. On entering the TO THE EDITOR.
narrative; he was by trade a carpenter, hot-house", I was accosted by him in the
skilful in his calling, and a valuable negro. following words : • Master, I have now for $18,--If you think the following anecdote worth
After some inquiry, he was traced to the sixteen years lived a freeman; my wife is sertion io your entertaining miscellany, you may ly on it as being a fact. --Yours, &c.
neighbourhood of Savanna-la-Mar, where, free, and my children are free ; and I will in peace and industry, he maintained a free not live a slave. In a few minutes I shall
sable wife and several children : he was be- be out of your power, or that of any one NEGRU FEELING.
lieved to be free, and from that, and the else. I have taken poison, and shall die.'
goodness of his character, was much es- In fact, in less than a quarter of an hour he - Some years ago, business caused me to teemed. It was, however, my duty, on a was a corpse ; and I returned to relate the
sit the West India Islands ; and, in Ja- proper authority being placed in my hands, | death of my captive." aica, I was detained for several months. to apprehend him; and I set out, accom- Such was the end of this noble-minded was one day dining at the table of a plan. panied by two trusty negroes, to bring him fellow ; nor could I, spite of the company r (I think in the parish of Vere) when back. I soon discovered him, and at once with whom I was seated, forbear expresse conversation, as is generally the case told him that he must return with me: hising my admiration of this heroic negro, ere, turned upon negroes; and several reply was, "Well, Sir, if you say I must who well deserved to have lived free. My rries were told of them, one or two of go, I must: my master and my mistress approbation of his conduct was not, howich I particularly recollect: that which I both died, and there was no one to supply ever, quite satisfactory to some of the com. mgive you, was related by an eye-wit- me with my' weekly allowance of food, to pany; one or two of whom told me that my 35, and is as follows: I give it in his own clothe me or set me to work; no one ap- youth and the shortness of my residence in guage.
peared to claim me, and I, therefore, consi- the island was my only protection ; an im. “Some years ago, I was elected consta dered myself free. Allow me a little time plied menace, which, however, I treated' a for the parish; and, in the course of to prepare myself, and I will accompany with the contempt it merited. Soon after i duty, I was occasionally despatched to you. I granted his request, and in a short I quitted the West Indies, whither, I trust, I tant parts of the island, to bring back time we were ready. Previous to setting shall never return."-I have since seen the Qaway slaves. I was one day sent down out, I observed him to go and speak apart narrator of the above anecdote in England, the neighbourhood of Savanna-la-Mar to to a negro; but thinking that he was merely who told the story again ; and, from its ing up a negro, who had been absent up-bidding him farewel, I took no further recent narration, I am enabled to give it irds of sixteen years. This man had once notice. We had not gone far before we nearly verbatim. longed to a gentleman, who, with his met this man again, who having slipped
et this man again, who having slipped The hot-house is a small building near the fe, died seventeen or eighteen years before; what I thought a parting gift into his hand, overseers, where the sick negroes are kept : it also th being Europeans, and having no rela- took leave. We continued our journey till
serves as a lock-up house for disorderly wegroes,
previous to their being pup'nied. ons or friends on the island, and no one evening, when we halted at a plantation for ving laid claim to the property, the the night. I gave the runaway into the Point of Precedence.-A litigation once arose in the groes, having no one to look after them 10 one to 100k arter mem
mured | University of Cambridge, whether Doctors in Law or charge of the driver, and he was secured
charge of the univer, and he was secureu Doctors in Medicine should hold precedence. The appearing to claim them, left the estate, for the night, my companions having ar. Chancellor asked whether the thief or the hangman d set out to shift for themselves. Many ranged to mount guard alternately, so as to thief usually took the lead; “ Well, then," said the
preceded at an execution; and, being told that the ars passed over before a proper claim was prevent his escape. After partaking of Chancellor; let the Doctors in Law have the prece
dence, and let Doctors in Medicine be next in rank." tablished on the property. The new I some refreshment, I seated myself under Percy Anecdotes
ourse to you. He mer
vis man had one bidding him fare veking that he ?
(Written for the Kaleidoscope.1 1 Her passions, too, though from her great age not citizen, whose mouth and cheeks were, by continued
very dangerous, were very amusing, and by no efforis, strained into such qucouth positions HORÆ OTIOSÆ.
means unfrequent. One morning, I ventured to wben he read this wonderful book, that I was much thrust up my snout whilst she was engaged in read- surprised his utarers were uut frightened out of
ing; and, without ceremony, she whirled the prayer. I beir wils. No. XII.
Look al the head of her maid, who happened to be I vext found an asylum in a volume of sermon
gear. What connection she might conceive existed in which I bave continued tu reside to the present THE BOOKWORM.
between her maid and the occupaot of her prayer. | day. I was (in this volunie) brought to Liverneol (CONTINUED.)
book, it is in vain to inquire, as the fit of passion, and for some time was occasionally disturbed; bor
which my uvlacky appearance caused, pruduced sermons, at last, got out of fashivi, and I enjoyed “ Neither did I but vacant seasons spend,
her immediate death; which, by the bye, was not peace and quiet. I have fouod ing way into lie In this my scribble." much lamented.
Liverpool Library, aud have been disturbed bot John Bunyan.
This uufortunate book of devotion came succes. vuce since that happy event. I have had wany or
sively into the hands of a parson, who never read il; portunities of observing men and manuers; and I am “A MAN IS BUT A WORM."
of a cubler, who ridiculed it; of a sweep, who not of opinion, that maukiud are not much worse at voly read, but practised ils precepts; aud of a suldier, the preseut Jay than three centuries ago : jadeed,
whose trade it completely unfitted him fur; and upon ibere is a visible change for the better; and skveld , Wheo Cromwell's republicao heroes gof possession whose death, it returned to the vender of old books this a nieodment continue, I look forward to a periul of Oxford, they paid as much respect to the valuable
In his shop, which was the reudezvous of literary when the iusect race shall be ou longer persecuted couteuts of the library as to the head of King
characters without mouey, and apes of literary cha. and killed, without reason, and without reborne, Charles; the one soon came to the block, and the
racters without sense, I remained for some time; | The time, perhaps, may arrive, though I ftar is others to the fire. The book iu which I abode was
and there I at once enjoyed the company of many yet far distant, when the evil passivus uf mas, a huch seized by a leader of the fanatics, and be wbirled
scores of bookworms, and of these meagre.facell are su visibly betrayed in his luve of Torturing lik it through a painted window which adorned the li
literary horoes. What can be the reason of the poor animal creation, shall be eradicated; udoba brary. Paigled windows were now, I found, as much
great neglect which the authors of those books, sube will not be so conceited and so ignorat esta tbe. ubjects of abhorrence as Bibles had been a cen
much read and esteemed, are suffered to experience: imagine, that all the worki was made for tis era tury before. My dwelling was found by an old
Here come Dryoleo, lo sell his verses at so much a convenience; and that be, as. Lord of the creation, woman, who picked it up; and after nultering and
thuusaud. The purchaser bargained lard, and has an undoubled right to torture, or to destroy, growling for a loog time, exclaiming that she had
swore he should be ruined by the purchase; just as any crealure that does not happen to be cabe:d found some accursed relic of Popery, and yet uu-lhe merchants of this town are in the babit of doing, I in its motions by two legs, but whICU vchota willing to part with it, she carried the book off as
over their transactions. Dryden got honour; the make use of four. His right is disputed by a prize; and, as it was wortbless, sbe made use of it,
publisher of his poein's got inoney, which is a far birds ; for, leaf by leaf, to liglot her fire, until nothing was lefi
more substantial acquisition. Here came some, Whilst man exclaims, See all things for my use;' but the binding, in which I secrcted myself. Find.
who ing, however, that this wreck of a habitation would
. See man for mine,' exclaims a pampered goose." furnish neither cuinfortable food nor commodious
" - could talk Greek,
• Should the animals, and the iosecis join, ia oef Judging, I forsook it, apd entered a bundle of vile
As naturally as pigs do squeak.”
vigorous effort, to recover their libuities, I hare political pampblets, in wbich, as mentioned in my Sume, too, frequented this old bookseller's with doubt but that he must submit, and thenceforvard first, letter, I was well oigh killed. Whether the the intention of beiog learned mesi, at the expense be content upon equal terms with ibose, whe, if authors works
of half an hour's prate about an edition of a work they are not in possessiou of all bis faculties, cess, wüb which I am unacquainted, imparted the which they had never read further than the title-page. weitler are they debased by auy of the criones a la puison and bile which lurked in their own veios into Here came moblemen, who thought that the star disgrace the name and lower thc character of 2 Their productious; or whether the nature of books upon their breasts was a sufficient á pology for their till that period arrive, he will, I fear, pay as 1.17 wurmk be sueh, that they cannot digest these violent want of brains : tbese men would advance with the ultention to the mouitious, as he does to the lk articles; or whether political writings are in general greatest assurance, the most absurd dogunas; aud comforts, of . . so envenumed by pariy spirit and maluvuleuce, as to their impudence in advancing could only be equaled
A BOOKIFORM be totally unfit, either for the eye of wen or the by their insoleuce iu maioraining their favourite
From my apartments in a colume of Sermos, tuoth of bookworms, I pretend got to determine. If, opinions; these men, whose uobility was always
Gallery of the Lyceum Library. however, I may be permitted to hazard an opinion, reckoned a sufficicut excuse for their conceit, could I should think that the last mentioned was the real tell, with the greatest certainty, how Moses was cause of my daugeruus illoess. More dead than mistaken in his account of the creation ; how many alive, I crawled forth froun this bideous mass of filtb, years the world was created before the cra fixed by vowing never more tu meddle with politics; a vow Tinat writer: they could tell too,
For JUNE, 1821. which I have not sioce been lempted to break.
" Whether the moon be sea, or land, My next sojouro was in a prayer book, which, io Or charcoal, or a quench'd firebrand; the house of a 'fifth monarchy man,' (for into the Or if the dark holes, that appear,
Now the clear sun at morning Alings hands of such an one had I fallen) was not much Are only pores, not cities there."
His showers of light upon the peach, or plays, disturbed ; indeed, so much did I bear of prelatic
With the green leaves of June, and strives to ?
In this receptacle of rubbisb and bookworms, I usurpations, blasphemous and idolatrous vestments, I remained for a many years, crawling from one book!
Into some great forest's heart, and so forth, that I daily trembled for my existence, l into another, whenever I might see fit.
And scare the sylvan from his dreams.
I got into and thought myself happy in nut being committed | Hudibras; and, after having gorged avbile on bis to the flames. At length, one of his children laid contents, traveled into “Baker's Chronicle” uf all
The flower-garden is usually in all its glory el bands upon my dwelliug, and was amusing itself the miracles that have (000) happened in Eve
the commeucement of June, if the wealber me with running pins up the holes which I aod a com- land for the last ten centuries.
bien mild and favourable to vegetation.
His book was rade had burrowed, by which my fellow-citizen was
| bought by a plain citizen, whose ambition was por There the rose unveils · cruelly murdered; and I should, no doubt, have to be, or to be thought, learned; but who often Her breast of beauty, and each delicate bud whared his fate, had oot the parent of the infant who
read in this, his favourite record of transactions, O'the season comes in turn to bloom and person was torturing us hastily snatched up the book, and, accidents, prodigies, and wonders, which far exceed
But first of all the viol t, with an eye with signs of horror and amazement, great as if he the bounds of iny confined comprehension. He,
Blue as the midnight heavens, the frail Nord had caught his darling playing with a deadly ser- however, greedily devoured them; and the terror
Born of the breath of winter, and on his brow pent, shut it up; and being determined that none of which I was continually io, whilst lie was reading.
Fixed like a pale and solitary star; his family should ever have it in their power to de- lest I should fall under bis observation and becume
The languid hyacinth and pale primros, file themselves with reading such polluted pages, I a victin to his crucity, coulit rot repress ile mirih,
And daisy trodden down like modesty;
The foxglove, in whose drooping bells the bee be threw the book out of the house; and I had to which the duleful countenances of himself, wife, and Makes her sweet music; the narcissas (bamed endure the rigour of a cold December night, without
family, who secmed only to vie with each other in From him who died for love), the tangled wan" further coveriog than that afforded by the leaves of
this obstivale belief of lying miracles and wonders Lilacs, and flowering limes, and scented tha* *), a prayer-book. It was my fortune tu be picked up lihat far outbeggared cominon seuse, were so much!
And some from the voluptuous winds of Jube, by a hookseller, who disposed of me to an old maid, calculated to create. Children, born with balf a
Catch their perfumings.
B. Con wbv paid her devotions orcasionally tu her prayer- l score of heads, monsters. dracons. 'Aving wervents. buok. So far was very well; but she was one of voices in the sky and so
| voices in the sky, and sounds in the earth, were The region of Flora, with its oduers and F those, who
the favourite morsets, whicb, for the edification hues, is an object of admiration and delight for Compound for sins they are inclined to,
of the astonisher and astovishing family, were alone, and constitutes one of his most pleases ! By damning those they have no mind to. Istightly promulgated by an old, fat, round-faced innocent recreatious: 10 duue but mau is it HE *
The Faturalist's Diary,