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remarkably "smooth, short, velvet turf." The Cas- the way to Airdsmoss, merely to visit the tomb of Gooseberries, currants, and strawberries, now belle, which, as the writer in ber poem on Bogtoo says, the martyr Cameron, he could have told when and gin to ripen. “ lifts its airy brow,

where, and how every martyr suffered, in what spe- The hay.harvest commences about the end of the Reflected in the wandering Cart below,"

cific spot he was buried, and he could have repealed month, in the southern and midland parts of the

verbatim, the inscriptions on every one of their kingdom. Of all the seasons, or rural occupations, soits exactly the description of the Castle of Tille tombstones. In short, though he had been raised in the year, hay time is the most delighifal. It is Rudlem. The river winding under the walls crossed from the dead for the very purpose, he could not more tranquil than the greater bustle of harvest : by "a varrow bridge of one steep arch, and a ham- be more accurately portrayed, tban he is in theibe gaiety of the flowers before the grass is cut, the let a short way below the Castle:" the country on character of Old Mortality. She has not liked fresh verdure of the sward afterwards, the delicious the one hand lovely and richly cultivated, and on to draw him tuo plainly, and when she has dropt scent of the new hay, arising chiefly fronj the sweetthe nther wild and mountainous; but it is needless to bin in the character of Old Mortality, sbe bas scepted vernal grass already mentioned, the mix. detail every circonstance, as every feature of the carried on his conversation afterwards in the mouth ture of females with the men in this light work, landscape demonstrates that Mrs. Grant has given of Cuddy Headrigg's mother,” Such were the re- and the cheerfuloess which prevails under a cloudin her novel an exact description of it. Continuing marks of Mr. Dick; and, if the proof were not less sky, all combine to give it an inexpressible my examination of the scenery, I have since disco- complete before, it would surely be so now that old charm. vered that Bogton Linn is evidently the original of Mr. Dick was the original of Old Mortality; and the

Now swarms the village o'er the jovial mead : Ins. Grant's “Black Lion of Linkwater," and the identity goes on to the very last. Returning home

The rustic youth, brown with meridian toil, cave at Bugton Linn in which she says Willie Wild one dark stormy winter night from a religious

Heathful and strong ; full as the summer rose kie "lived and raved," is obviously the retreat of meeting which was held in the Merrilee farm house, Blown by prevailing suns, the ruddy maid, Baifour of Burley during his paroxysms of insanity, he unfortugately lost his way, and was drowned in Her kindled graces burning o'er her cheek. Eere, and here only, is to be found that cavern, with its a quarry. His bonnet Aluatiog on the surface of Even stooping age is here; and infant hands rude rius of " limestone" rock, which the novel, with the water led to a discovery of the body. Mrs. Trail the long rake, or, with the fragrant load its wufuroa inaccuracy, alleges to be near Laburk. Grant had listened evenings without number to his O'ercharged, amid the kind oppression roll. The house from which Widow Maclure's is obviously interesting circumstantial varrations, and there is

Wide flies the tedded grain ; all in a row

· Advancing broad, or wheeling round the field, taken was situated at a place called “the Mains," no doubt that the impression on her ipind by his

They spread the breathing harvest to the sun, from whence, keeping the ascept of the stream to melancholy end, suggested a sudden extinction to

That throws refreshful round a rural smell : the Castle, where the country suddenly turns wilder, Old Mortality. It will be recollected that he ex

Or, as they rake the green-appearing ground, it is just about a mile to the Linn by the wiudings of pired on the highway. Were it necessary, I could And drive the dusky wave along the mead, the river. The Linn still gives gratification to the easily point out more of Mrs. Grant's characters. The russet hay-cock rises thick behind, lwers of rural scenery; but it does not now possesslo a Laird of Titwood she found ample materials In order gay. While heard from dale to dale that sombre grandeur, and striking sublimity, it did for her misers, and in one of the late Maxwell's of Waking the breeze, resounds the blended voice 45 years ago, when it was the favourite haunt of Williamwood (wbich is evidently Millnwood) she Of happy labour, love, and social glee. Mrs. Grant. Then, the mountain stream rushed found the original of Henry Morton; but it is un. The hay-time, however, is often a season of great over a stupendous rock, and dashed in one foaming | necessary to adduce more circumstances on this anxiety when the weather is wet and catching. The mass into a deep, dark, aud restless" semicircular question. Any of the facts I have stated is suffi- provident farmer generally provides a covering for pool, which was nearly overshadowed by the spread cien t to decide ibe question, and when taken in the bis rising and otherwise defenceless stack or cock. ing branches of large and lofty oak and birch trees aggregate, they present a mass of evidence whicb | The retura of peace has euabled Government to sell that grew on each side of the steep shelviog banks. it would be fruitless to dispule, and which it is im- off much of their army stores, and the tents have Tu carry off the water and facilitate the working of possible to controvert. But you, Sir, had formerly been disposed of to make retreats and shelters in the limestove a deep narrow channel was cut through discovered the truth from the literary circumstances | tbe pleasure.ground and hay-field, or to defend the the rock in 1801, which has destroyed Ibe fine water | aloue. It was the cast of the features (the style) stack from the rain till it is completed and thatched. Call, and the large trees have been cut down. A which enabled you to identify the person; and the This is indeed a fit accompaniment of beating our visit to this romantic spot is alone necessary, to Successful search that I have made has brought to swords into ploughshares. Long may inany tbou. ponvince any person that it is the identical retreat | light the particular articles (the scenery, and the sauds of such tenis of Balfour of Burley; and, besides an exact descrip- characters.) I am sure that if there still exist any ion of the scenery, the novelist gives the local history person, who knew Mrs. Grant's habits while at Lay

Rise in the air, and whiten all our vales. of the place, even to the felling of the trees, for she gan, he could alld to the mass of evidence by which, About this time, birds cease their notes. We take ays that Henry Morton and bis guide “came to a independently altogether of Old Mortality, she has a farewel of the nightingale io the following pretty lecayed thicket wbere brambles and thorus supplied | been proved to be the author of Waverley. In the sonnet: be roum of the oaks and birches of which it bad | same way, should any one remember Mr. Gray at Once consisted." Fortwilliam I dare say he will easily recognise tbe

Sweet poet of the woods, a long adieu ! I formerly stated that old Mr. James Dick was source of the border knowledge displayed in Guy

Farewel, soft minstrel of the early year!

Ah! 'twill be long ere thou shalt sing anew, indoubtedly the prototype of Old Mortality. Soon Manpering.

And pour thy music on the night's dull ear. after the publicatiou of my last letter, I called and It was suggested long ago, in the Glasgow Chro. Whether on Spring thy wandering flights await, showed it to Mr. Dick of the Royal Bank bere, son gicle, that it was likely enough that some members Or whether silent in our groves you dwell. of the venerable coveoanter. After perusing my of Mrs. Grant's family might aid ber in the novels, in The pensive muse shall own thee for her mate, etter with great care, Mr. Dick said, “Ibis is all which opinion I concor; but the principal "mighty And still protect the song she loves so well. rue to my certain koowledge. My father was in unknown" is Mrs. Grant hierself.

With cautious steps, the love-lorn youth shall glide Jeed knowo and respected by all the West country; I think I have now set this question completely

Through the lone brake that shades thy mossy nest, ind when any gentlemau in tiie wide round of his at rest; and, unless some correspondent step forth

And shepherd girls from eyes profane shall hide quaintance met bim on the highway he would |

The gentle bird, who sings of Pity best : in favour of the delusion, it is not likely I shall

For still thy voice shall soft affections move have reined in his horse and kiudly inquired for bis trouble either you or myself farther on this subject. welfare. I recollect well when I first got the Tales |

and still be dear to sorrow and to love! I have been indebted for information to several re

Smith. my Landlord, I instantly recognised him in Old | spectable people in Cathcart; and particularly to Mortality. It was his dress, bis figure, his very a very intelligent man in this parish, Mr.John Barr,

| The rural economy of sheep.shearing usually takes anguage. I was particularly interested with the who was ednicated in Catheart, and whose fatber | place in June, and was formerly celebrated with Book, because, as I read on, it revived the pleasing occupied a farm at Wilkie's Linn.

much immocent pastime. ecollectious of my youth, and I really thought iny

I am, Sir, yours, &c.

The following plants are generally seen in flower ather again stood full before nie. He was indeed at Eustrood Parish, May, 30, 1821

Q. Labout the end of June: goal's beard, deadly night. Angolar man; he had a most extraordinary memory,

shade, meadow-sweel, ine day-lily, Ibe holy-vak, and and a wonderful flow of language of his own peculiar

the jasmine, kind. He bad a surprising knowledge of the Bible,

The maritime plants which flower this mouth are

The Naturalist's Diary, and could with great facility quote particular pas

the sea-barley, sulphur-wort, and loose sedge, in salt kages to prove his opinious. Disputes about the

For JUNE, 1821,

marshes; the sea.plautain, among the rocks on the minule points of faith were uniformly referred to him,

sea-coast; aod slender-leafed buffovia, and the tassel and none ever thought of an appeal from bis judg.

(Concluded from our lust.)

pond-wred, in sali water ditches. To these may be ment. But the principles and sufferings of the co

be added, the common alkanet, the varrow-leafed Penanters were his favourite subjects. It was just The fern owl may be seen about the middle of the pepper-wort, and the Ruinan nettle, in sea wastes; mis delight to hold forth about a sioful land, and a month, in the evening, among the branches of oaksthe black salt-wort, on muildy shores; the sea chickroken covenant; and such was the pious revereuce in pursuit of its favourite repast, the fern-chaffer. weed, and the common sea.rocket, on sandy-shores; * mich he beld ibe memory of the martyrs, that The several kinds of corn come into ear and and the perfoliate cabbage, among maritime rocks.

10es visiting all their graves, which bis constant Power during this month, as well as most of the The trees, particularly the laurels and evergreens, Travels brought within his reach, besides going all ' numerous species of grasses.

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younger and lighter shades of which form a variety | “The Coronation of Queen Anne, consort of Prince King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, at Wess. and contrast to the darker and yellow colours of the George of Denmark, was more magnificent than any minster Abbey, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Ocio first shoots. The acacia at length puts out its ele- l in England till that time.

ber 31, 1714, with great Pomp, and the same cereticgant light and bright foliage, and its tassels of white papilionacious flowers, wbich emulate the orange in

“ This Princess was anointed and crowned Queen nies that were observed at the last coronation, extre: scent.

of Great Britain and Ireland, on St. George's day, the that the train consisted only of Lords, and the Ladies The innumerable species of insects that are called patron of England, in Westminster Abbey, by the were only spectators. The sermon was preached by into life by the heat in this month, afford a never-Archbishop of Canterbury, in the year 1702.

the Bishop of Oxford; his text, Psalm cxviii. 24. failing source of amusement and instruction to the “On the Coronation day, the Queen left the Palace “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we wil admirer of Nature's minutest works. Many of these at St. James's early in the morning, and went through rejoice and be glad in 1c."" are ooly discoverable by the microscope, and are the Park to the Abbey, with kettle-drums beating, eminently worthy of our observation. We conclude ibis month's diary with a descripand trumpets and other instruments playing.

(1) The Court was then at St. James's, Whiteball bav.

|ing been burnt many years before

« The Baronesses of England began the procession ; tion of the “ farm-yard," by M. Kleist, author of

(2) It is only in France and England, among Chris. “ Spring,” a poem.

the Viscountesses came after, followed by the Coun- tian Princes, that the presence of Peers at a Coronatin In the court-yard extends a fish-pond clear,

tesses, Marchionesses, and Duchesses, all in train, one is spoken of; England has adopted these diguities en On whose bright surface other skies appear, after another, habited after the Roman manner, in

the score of her pretensions to France. A boundless space; in whose expansive blank robes and long mantles, fastened on the shoulders with

(3) They had caps covered with golden tissue, in imi.

tation of straw; because they whom they represented The eye is lost. Upon the sloping bank, diamond buckles.

had the same. The hen, with ruffled plumes, and mournful tone, Calls the young brood 'she falsely thinks her own; 1 “ All these ladies were dressed with a great number

(4) This oath is to defend the church, according to Anxious the little heedless things to save of jewels; and each bore in her hand a coronet set

the form established by Edward VI. to render justiere

and maintain the laws of the kingdom. Ser Day' From all the terrors of the fatal wave.

with pearls and diamonds, larger or smaller, according Description Générale de l'Europe. By instinct led, her voice they disobey, And in the rippling pool delighted play. to their rank and quality, (1)

(5) Called, The Aged, King of England, who The long-necked geese, fierce bullying hiss around, “ After this numerous and shining court, walking |

cended the throne in 900, and died, after a ghias And from their young ones drive the curious hound. two and two, came the Barons, Viscounts, Earls, Mar.

reign, in the year 924.

(6) They who relate this ceremony tell us that it was A pretty, little, busy, bustling maid,

quises and Dukes, dressed likewise in the ancient seven in the evening when the Queen sat down to the With her neat basket on her arm displayed,

manner, each bearing in his hand a coronet. Two See Les Memoires du Temps, printed in Holleed, 1 To give her feathered care their daily food

1721. Lords, one representing the Duke of Normandy, the Runs through the yard, by all the train pursued.

(7) If he does it without falling, the English take it She stops: and waving now her empty hand,

other the Duke of Aquitaine, (2) closed the train. (3) for a very good omen ; for, if the Champion be done Delights to tantalize the greedy band;

Prince George of Denmark, her Majesty's spouse, went mounted, or the horse makes a trip, they recke it Now as at once the show'ring grain she sheds, single, just before ber.

ill presage to that reign. They peck, and scramble o'er each others' heads. “The Queen was in her royal robes, and three young

(8) Half full of wine. In his dark hole the snow-white rabbit lies,

(9) The historical journals say, that this Prince, but And watchful rolls around his fiery eyes.

ladies of the first rank in the kingdom bare her train; fore he was crowned, caused his son and his eldest The cooing pigeon leaves his woody nest,

in this majestic figure she entered the churcb, and daughter to be declared Prince and Princess of Wales, Adjusts with crimson foot his changing breast, placed herself in the choir, beneath a pavilion erected

eneath a pavilion erected October 3, 1714, and that the crown which he wore . Where all the rainbow's various colours bloom,

his coronation, made for that purpose, cost o milioni And sooths with stroking bill each ruffled plume:

for that purpose. The sermon was preached by the

roat purpose. The sermon was preached by the and the coronet of the Prince of Wales, his son, na Then seeks his mate upon the topmost roof,

Archbishop of York, from these words : • Kings shall almost of the same value. While she in jealous anger keeps aloof.

be thy nursing fathers, and Queens thy nursing mo. : But soon he hears the soft relenting fair,

thers.' Then she received the communion, and took Who fondly calls him ; then the happy pair · Together spread their airy wings on high, gende the accustomed oath; (4) after which she was anointed And o'er the blooming garden hov'ring flyus 2013! by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and crowned Queen

of Great Britain, France, and Ireland.'

Then the church resounded with the acclamations
Antiquities. n

of the people, who expressed their joy by loud buzzas.

The Queen departed with the imperial crown upon her

head, with the globe in one hand, and the sceptre in

the other. The ladies that went before wore their coThe following extract from a scarce work, published ronets.' The Queen was seated in the chair of St. in the year 1723, may be found interesting at the pre- Edward, (5) after which she was conducted into West

NOTES sent moment

minster Hall, where the coronation feast was to be TO THE “ BRIEF JOURNAL OF THE SLECE « The English, or Ancient Britons, whose religion celebrated. (6)

OF LATHOM HOUSE," before the birth of Christ was the same with that of " During the feast, the Champion appeared on horse Which appeared in three Numbers of our prices

Volume ; see pages 145, 153, and 169. the Gauls, that they received the faith from the first back, according to custom, armed cap-a-pee; and, century, and that Lucius, having desired some mis- throwing one of bis gauntlets upon tbe ground, he

[Continued from pages 341, 347, 366,379, and 58% of our present sionaries from Pope Eleutherius, to instruct bis subjects made this challenge :- If any one pretends that Aone

volume.] in the truths of the Gospel, he was baptized with many Stuart is not lawful Queen of Britain, let bim take up of bis Britons, about the year 156. Yet the most an- this gauntlet, and he shall find me ready to answer

(13.) Mr. Richard Holland, of Heaton and Denne

| a branch of that illustrious family which, in the earn cient writers of the English story do not mention any him.'

periods of English history, was adorned with... Kings to have been anointed before Ergar, or Edgar,“ No person accepting the challenge, the Champion bigbest ticles, and closely allied to Royalty. Col. He who received the holy unction from Archbishop Eudo, makes several rounds and flourishes with his borse, (7) | land commanded a regiment of foot in the Parlaat about the year 959. From this time, the Kings of Eng. and the Queen drinks bis health in a golden cup, (8) service, and being very active during the wars, sate

Lancashire (1654) in Cromwell's second Parliams. land have been anointed in a manner nearly resembling which she presents to him afterwards; and he, drink.

The following is from a MS. obituary, kepe at the sea that of France. The anointiog of John Sans-Terre, ing it off, takes it as his perquisite.

riod to wbich it alludes, by a nonconformist miRISCE. was celebrated in the city of London, in the year 1195, “ After dinner, the Qucen went to take her seat in | “ Col. Holland, of Denton, Lancashire, dying 100%

left an estate of £800 per annum. His younger be by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who claims the Parliament; and then returned to St. James's, in the

ther, being almost sixty years of age, beine single right of anointing and crowning the Kings of same order she went thither.

lands. Had never been married. Found out a sout England.

« Queen Anne, 'after a reign of twelve years, died ble gentlewoman: one Mrs. Britland. The marriak “James L. was anointed with Anne his Queen, daugh- on the 12th of August, 1714. without leaving any day was appointed; all things settled and concluded

In the mean time he fell sick, and died, and was burt ter of the King of Denmark, July 24, 1607, at West-issue; the nobles and people of England, with one

upon the day that was prefixed for marriage sorte! minster, near London. He had been already crowned common consent, agreed to invite over and to proclaim ties. The minister preached upon the same ter King of Scotland, at two years old; and as King of the Prince George Elector of Brunswick-Lunenburgh. the funeral, as was appointed for the nuptials, England he was anointed on the head, the forehead, | This was done five hours after the death of the Queen. I changing the words (Mal. 25, 5) TOEIC..

h: made,' forbehold the bridegroom cometh. between the shoulders, on the arms, the hands, the and Prince George, Lewis I. Elector of Hanover (9) Lin the same obituary. " Mr. Holland, of Heatoe, ! feet; and the Queen only upon the head and neck. (at present on the throne) was anointed and crowned brotber of that house that enjoyed the estate 20wp

annum. Before the estate came to bim he was parson during the siege of Lathom: “That Lady Derby kept | vited by his friend to go a fishing; to this the young of Malpas, in Cheshire. Died, July, 1682, aged 66 the island by her Lord's commands, and without his gentleman readily acceded, and as they were proceeding years.

orders she would not deliver it up; being in duty on their excursion, asked what fish they should be likely (14.) Lady Derby, the daughter of Claude, Duke bound to obey her Lord's commands." On the 25th to take? His friend replied, that they should probably of remouille. and Charlotte Brabantine de Nassau, I of October. a very formidable force appeared before get some weak fish, and devil

of October, a very formidable force appeared before get some weak fish, and devil fish. After trying some daugbter of William, Prince of Orange and Charlotte the island, under the command of Dukenfield and time they hooked a large devil, who immediately ran off of Bourbon. The Duke of Tremouille was a Hugo- Birch. Sir Philip Musgrave, a renowned Cavalier, of and dragged the boat with considerable velocity. The not, and the faithful follower of Henry the 4th. He an ancient Cumberland family, was Governor of the senior parson burst out in a hearty laugh, while his married A. D. 1598; and died at the age of 37 years, island, and together with Sir Thomas Armstrong, who friend, apparently much alarmed, inquired the cause of at Thouars, A.D. 1604, (Mem. d'Aubignè) An en- held Peel Castle, and his brother, who commanded at his laughter. The older gentleman replied, he was grariog of this nobleman is before me, wherein he Rushen, resolved to hold the island for his Majesty. laughing at the idea of the devil running away with two appears young, and of a grave cast of features, his The Earl of Derby's letter, his dying injunctions laid parsons. hair black, short, and comhed upward, his eyes have a upon Bagguley to dissuade Lady Derby from defending defect, the sight being oblique : the portrait is neither the island, were never once resorted to by Dukenfield; Bemarkable nor handsome. The union of Lady Char- the very form of a summons was laid aside, and he

Scientific Records. lotte, of Tremouille, and Lord Strange, took place wrote a flippant letter to the Countess, wherein he about the pear 1626; for, in tbe letters of naturaliza, spoke of “the late Earl, her husband,” the first inteltaon, dated 22d Sept. 1626, addressed to Lady Strange, ligence that unbappy Lady obtained of her loss) and [Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve. the marriage is alluded to as having very recently taken intimated that he was about to take possession of the

ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, place. (Rymer, vol. 16, page 754, 2 Car. 1.) we find island' Heatb.) In vain Musgrave and Armstrong

singular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, the name of this accomplished lady amongst those who continued firm to their purpose; for Dukenfield ap

Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Minetook part in the masques performed before Charles the proaching the shore, the Mancksmen rose, and putting

ralogical Phenoinena, or singular Facts in Natural First. On the 18th of September, 1630, the dowager off in their boats, brought the invaders triumphantly

History, Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; to be Drehess of Tremouille, on her road to visit her daugh- to land. Captain Christian, of whose former sedicious

continued in a Series through the Volume. ter in Lancashire, was received near Chester by al or

ed near Chester, by a practices Lord Derby speaks at such length, and who Teater number of Knights, Esquires, and Gentlemen had long been excluded from all offices of trust, either han ever had been assembled together in that part of was released or escaped from Prison, and placing him

STATUE OF MEMNON. he country : the Corporation, Gentlemen of Artillery, self at the head of the rebels, the whole island surren- Most of our readers are, we doubt not, acquainted ad 600 horsemen meeting her at Hoole Heath, they dered almost without conditions. The intelligence of wirb ihe fabulous account of the singular sound ode in great state to the Pentice, where a magnificent bese events was received with exultation in London. emitted from the pedestal of the statue of Memnon, nquet was prepared. Tradition is not silent on the | The Parliament voted its thanks to Dukepfield and

at sun-rise and sun-set. Tbe following notice on ubject of this Lady's reception in Lancashire; | Birch ; and the very messenger who brought the tid. Lihis subject is from Tilloch's Philosophical Maga. and there were, a few years ago, ancient people ings received one hundred pounds. The revenue of it Warrington, who could recite verses, in which the Isle of Man, at this period, amounted to £1500

zine for January: we do not implicitly rely upon he beauty and princely carriage of the young Lady per annum (Whitelock, p. 491) and the Parliament

it; and consider it as not a little singular, that Sir A. strange, and the dignified presence of her mother, as commanders presented Lady Derby with £200 in Smith should write to the Russian Ambassador at hey rode together over the bridge near that town, plate; but to her request to live at Peel, whence she Rome, rather than to one of our many philosophical vere fully set forth; nor was the gallant bearing of had planned an escape to Holland and France, they Sucieties. If our memory does not deceive us, he Esquires of both counties, accompanying them gave a decided negative, and appointed Rushen Castle Messrs. Humboldt and Bonplaod in their most ioipon this occasion, forgotten.

as the place of her captivity. She there lingered teresting travels, mention a fissure in a rock in About the year 1635 Lady Strange ceased to visit

nine long yea
's, until the return of Charles restored

South America, from which were heard at certain ondon, and, with her husband, appears to have her to liberty. Fairfax, to whom the island had been

rimes of the day sounds of a peculiar nature. They ought, in the education of a numerous family, and in given, was a person of unquestioned goodness and

i attenipted to account for the phenomenon from of a princely hospitality, some relief from humanity, and his officers appear to have been well he gloomy politics of the day. In the early part of chosen. James Challoner. in 1652. was a commis. / physical causes.- Edt. Kal. he civil war (1642-1643) Lady Derby (William, che sioner for ruling this little state; and in 1658-60 be- “ The Russian Ambassador at the Court of Rome Ford Earl, was then no niore) resided at Latham in came Governor, and consequently gaoler to Lady has received a letter from Sir A. Smith, an English omparative security; but when, during the Earl's

Derby. This man bore an fatraordinary character. traveller, who is at present at the Egyptian Thebes. bsence, the enemy beat at bis gares, we have seen wich

By birth and attainment a gentleman, he condescended He states, that he has himself examined the celebrated that rare piety and heroism this princely Lady con

to become a Roundhead, not from any principle, but statue of Memnon, accompanied by a numerous escort. ucted herself. In the summer of 1644, Lord Derby because it appeared the stronger side ; and yet, whilst Ac six o'clock in the morning he heard very distinctly nd his family retired to the Isle of Man; and when, most largely partaking of the greatness of his party, he the sounds so much spoken of in former times, and fter the battle of Marston Moor, the Royal cause could never refrain from amusing himself at their ex. which had been generally treated as fabulous. One raned rapidly, that little island -became a place of re pence. His death was remarkable, and is thus given | may,' he says, assign to this phenomenon a thou. 1 Ige to those whom adverse fortune had cast upon by Aubrey (see Wood's Athenæ also): “After the sand different causes, before it could be supposed to be

Je world. Meanwbile, the Parliament, sequestering restoration of Charles the 2d, he kept the castle of the simply the result of a certain arrangement of the de vast estates of the Stanleys, apportioned them Isle of Man, where he kept a pretty wench that was stones.' The statue of Memnon was overturned by an mongst their own dependants, with the exception of his concubine. When they told bim the castle was earthquake; and it is from the pedestal that this mystenowsley and a small part of the Lancashire posses- demanded for his Majesty, be spake to bis girl to make rious sound is emitted, of which the cause has never cons, reserved for the Earl's children.

All this, now
All this, how-

him a posset, which did, in a very short time, make | been ascertained, and which was denied merely because Fer, was not carried into execucion until Lord Derby him fall a vomicing exceedingly; and, after some it was inexplicable."- Tilloch's Magazine. lad sternly rejected every attempt made to induce

time, vomited nothing but blood. His retchings were im to surrender the Isle of Man. Cromwell never so violent that the s:anders by were much grieved to the Terpodion.- A musical instrument of an entirely ttempted, by force of arms, to disturb the Loyalists behold it. Within three hours be died. The de novel description, bas lately arrived in London. The o their place of refuge, though he often found the mandants of the castle came and saw him dead; but instrument has excited a high degree of interest on the nconvenience of their proximity to his newly-acquired he was swollen so extremely that they could not see continent; and the inventor Mr. Buschmann, has obower. lo 1651, Lady Derby was again left by the

any eie he had, and no more of his nose than the tip tained the most flattering testimonials of approbation Carl, who, in August, landed at Wyre Water, with of 'it, which showed like a wart. This account I had from many celebrated musical characters in Germany; 00 gentlemen (Heath. Whitelock) and immediately froin Geo. Estcourt, D D. whose brother-in-law, Na and it is represented to us by those who have heard it foceeded to summon Lancasbire to the Kirg's standthan, was one of those that sawe him."

in this country, as being a very delightful instrument, Td. Of the disastrous conclusion of this expedition

combining the sweetness of the flute and clarionet with is not our intention to speak. Wigan Lane and

the energy of the horn and bassoon, and yielding a full Worcester saw the termination of the hopes of the


and rich harmony, resembling an orchestra of wind in. Cavaliers, and left the ill-fated Lady Derby to experi

struments. This surprising eitect is said to be produced ce the mercies of rebellious islanders. Early in October, and before the doom of the court niartial had |

by the most simple combination of wooden staves ! ANCIENT LIVING.

Bishop Latimer, in one of his Court Sermons before Du carried into effect, Captain Young, with the Pre- | King Edward, inveighing against the nobility and gen

MORTALITY. ident frigate, sunimoned the Isle of Man. The an

try, and speaking of the moderation of landlords a few Of 1000 persons, 23 die in the birth; 280 from teeth. swet was the same that had so often be

years before, and the plenty in which their tenants ing, convulsions, and worms; 35 from small pox ; 7

lived, tells his audience, in a familiar way, that upon in the measles ; 100 of fevers ; 14 of apoplexy and The history of the year (1643) furnishes two similar in. tonces of female resolution. Blanche, Eady Arundel, defended

| a farm of FOUR pounds a year, at the utmost, bis lethargy; and 41 of dropsy; omitting other diseases Lord's Castle of Wardour, in Wiltshire, with only twenty

father tilled as much land as kept half a dozen men; not so well ascertained ; so that only 78 of 1000 attain we attendants, against Sir Edward Hungerford and 1300 soldiers. that he had it stocked with a hundred sheep and thirty what may be decmed old age. Or it may be taken in everal days. A full account of the atrocities coinmitted by cattle: that he found the King a man and horse: gave another point of view: of 1000 persons, 200 die within

occasion, and of the sufferings of his daughters FIVE powds a piece in marriage.' lived the first year ; 80 in the second ; 40 in the third : 24 ady Arundel, may be found in the Mercurius Rusticus. Seward

in the fourth ; and within the first 8 years of life. 446. as transcribed the narration into his " Anecdotes," and adorned honourably among his neighbours; and was not back it with an engraving of the heroine ; but he has neg'ected towards in his alms to the poor.

or almost one half of the number are cut off by pre: orm his readers. That the portrait at Wardour, from which it

mature death-Sickly years are from one in four, to one W taken, is not an original one.-Brilliana, third wife of the The following ludicrous adventure took place in the in six or seven to the healthy. December, January, noted Presbyte potea Presbyterian, Sir Robert Harley, held out for seven week, I state of New Jersey. not a century a ro: a voung clergy. and April, are, from observation, found to be the most her husband's castle of Brampton, in Herefordshire, against

Henry Lingen, and a very superior force. Tne Royalists here man went to pay a visit to a senior brother parson, who sickly months, and June the most healthy in the year, perpetrated great enormities,-(Collins.)

| resided on the sea coast. During his stay, he was in January is to June as eleven to one.


| as it might be merely suspended; this case may there. INADMISSIBLE SUBJECTS. Our correspondent Wic.

fore properly be litigated. There are, I can assure FRED WENDER will find, upon reference to this WHICH IS THE MAN? you, dearest Madam, several authentic cases on

day's Kaleidoscope, that we have taken the liberti di record, of persons being actually restored to life,

omit certain passages about the resurrection, in after being shut up in the coffin for twenty-four

Walks in Derbyshire: their insertion would be ice TO THE EDITOR. hours; and also carried to the place of interment:

consistent with the plan of our work, from which and an instance of this kind occurred through the

we sedulously exclude all topics likely to lead u WRITTEN FOR THE KALEIDOSCOPE, AND FOUND

controversy upon religion or politics. If ve ad. awkwardness of the pall-bearers, who gave an un

mitted the passages in question, we could not, wil ED ON A CASE WHICH ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE

lucky jerk which aroused the husband, wbo was propriety, decline the replies which they would, we IN REAL LIFE.

about to be consigned to the earth. He returned, certainty, produce, from more than one correspues.

and lived fifteen years after, very happily with his dent; and, as the argument would have to rest upen . ADVANTAGE OF EARLY APPLICATION. wife, who, fortunately, bad not been yet engaged to a scripture texts, it is obvious what the consequence second. Now, Madam, let us inquire from legal and

would be. Our correspondent is evidendy a religio LEGAL INQUIRY, other well informed persons whether this engage

and moral man; but his mode of treating the subje

of the actual resurrection of the body, could not iz. ment of yours with Mr. Looksharp may not, without Important to Married, as well as Single, Persons. violation of law or decorum, be broken. If so, dear. |

to displease many of our readers, if our own pledge

to the public did not render the subject altogether is. est Madam, let me eulertain a ray of hope that you · SIR,-It is my cruel lot to come before you and will be mine, should the answer from the above au

admissible. the Public, under circumstances of a most peculiar thorities prove favourable to my cause.”—Pray, good

ORTHOGRAPHICAL INNOVATIONS.We shall pr mature. Mr. Editor, let me hear inmediately from you, my

bably insert the letter of PHILOLOGUS in our dedi: During the last few days, I have, most unex. case admits of no delay.

and, in the meantime, inform him that our mode de pectedly, been thrown iotu a state of the most if, Mr. Editor, you, or any of the worthy legal au.

spelling certain words with the single l, bas met with distressing perplexity wbich a female of feeling or thorites, or others who may humanely honour me

so much opposition, and is, withal, so unžak,

that we believe we must abandon it, although we rid delicacy could experience; my only alleviation with advice, have ever experienced a painful state of remain unconvinced that it is improper. BOTOL, is the hope I entertaio from your judicious and suspense, then you will be able to appreciate the another of our literary opponents, shall be nice to timely advice, unless some humane gentleman of full extent of my painful anxiety. What with my the same time. the law should vouchsafe to take my case into con- grief for the memory of my late dear, dear Mr. sideration, and kindly condescend, through the me- Goodman (who to do him but justice, was one of the

THEATRICAJ. CRITIQUES.- If CENSOR race dium of your truly valuable miscellany, to write best of husbands !)-then ny vexation at my own

fined himself to strictures upon the performans, ar his learned opinion on its intricacy, which I will indiscretion for my premature engagement to that

the performers of our stage, his letter, Fid QEE proceed to detail as distinctly as my agitated state fellow, Mr. Looksharp: -oh, dear! what a silly wornan

slight omissions, might have suited our jezna.

More than half of it, consists, however, of stuck of mind, under my novel situation, can permit. I was to listen to such a proposal! add to these, my upon compositions which are absolutely too e

To be brief then, Mr. Editor, allow me to in- really good wishes for the excellent Mr. Tardy, who temptible for criticism; and for which, even the cria form you, tbal on Thursday morning of last week, is nearly distracted for fear of losing me. He says tics of Bartholomew Fair, or the dramatic censen di as I was returning in the mourning coach from he only wishes to have my consent to be his wife,

a village puppet-show, would be consigned w the the melancholy daty of witnessing the interment and he will wait for twelve months, or more, if a

nearest horsepond. With this view of the matter, of the remaius of my late loving and much-loved proper regard to that decorurn of which every

we decline the offering of CENSOR; wbo, sawaid husband! overwhelmed, as may be supposed, with female who regards character and

he renew his correspondence, would do well to keep

the delicate the most heartfelt sorrow, and my eyes red with

strictly to the subject. “ je ne sais quoi” which adoras our sex, be any weeping; I was accompanied by my valued friend, object with me. Such, good Mr. Editor, is the We have been obliged to postpone the Poem of Commer the worthy Mr. Tardy, of House: with generous conduct of my estimable, and highly Hall, and the lines of y. after they were preparat all that urbanity so natural to him, be endea respectable admirer, Mr. Tardy of House for press. youred to sooth my grief and, after offering a and wbere is the woman who could remain insensi- LANCASHIRE DIALECT.-We little expected to her few handsome tributary expressions to the meble to such noble conduct. Is it not locum a correspondent from “ Hoff-Loine, too modle to mory of my late excellent husband, he paused upon me then, Sir, to do every thing to remove his Ordam,” whence we are addressed by Dix BOBRIS, for a short interval; and, then, looking irresistibly suspense? I pray you way insert this in order to

whose letter shall be attended to in our next, and we tender upon me, urged his own passion, and how | provoke an early reply.

prove a puzzler to the generality of our readers 11 ainbitious he was to become happy by being allowed

Yours, most respectfully,

the mean time we take the occasion to intimate tok to claim the most amiable and accomplished of her


veral other correspondents, that we have not forgeta sex (meaning mo) for his future wife. In short,

our promise to give the new life of the pride of Lu Sir, he pleaded in such a persuasive manner, and

cashire, TIM BOBBIN, which shall have an ey painted in such glowing colours the happiness 1

place in our second volume.

To Correspondents. might anticipate as his wife, that I wished most

Edwin's offering is acceptable, and shall not be aber fervently to give bim that consent, which, alas! was COMPLETION OF VOL. I. OF THE NEW SERIES OF

offering, although he has so politely left is dan pot in my power to bestow. My situation at that THE KALEIDOSCOPEIn reply to numerous en

entirely at our control. moment was past description ! he would insist on quiries on this subject, both in town and country, we a reason for my rejecting him : judge, Mr. Editor,

take this opportunity to state, that it will depend upon The SCHOOLMASTER'S DIARY is altogether free of my complicated feelings, when I was obliged to

circumstances, whether our present volume will close our comprehension.

with the 52d number, which will be published on the confess that a prior engagement to Mr. Looksharp,

26th instant; or be carried on, as we rather think it | Widow GOODMAN'S case is of too intricate 3 2 on our way going furward to the said melancholy

will, to the 53d number, in order to complete the for our interference. If the two rivals should d'act intermeul, had rendered it quite impossible for me Notes to the Siege of Lathom-house, the Walks in to be amongst the readers of the Kaleidoscere, 1.5 to become the wife of any other. But, here, Sir, Derbyshire, and some other communications, which SHARP, if he has any delicacy, will wave his dais allow me to make a short digression, in order to cannot, with propriety, be transferred to a future vo priority, as it is evident that the Widow prefas point out to other men, who may be matrimonially lume. If our arrangements should render this neces TARDY : if there be any fortune at stake, which > inclined, to learn from Mr. Tardy's upbappy delay sary, then our present volume will be concluded on lady has not hinted at, that will, however, alter the danger of puttiog off till “ To-morrow.” If Mr.

Tuesday the 3d day of July, and the second volume case. We suppose the lady could not marry borse Tardy's case be pot a sufficient warning, let me

commence on Tuesday the 10th of that month. The gentlemen, consistently with the laws of the land; the

Index to the first volume we expect to have ready for could, we are of opinion that her own delicacy MLearoestly recommend to them to peruse Miss Edge

delivery with the first number of the second volume. present no insurmountable obstacle to such as worth's Tale of 6 To-morrow," with serious atten

rangement. tion ; when they may promise themselves many

My In declining the favour intended us by MONTMOREN- We can only add, that we have receired M. useful hints, on various occurrences in the life of


C V , we wish to observe that we will, if he require it, FRIEND- E. S.JOSEPHUSM.1.-Y man. But to proceed, Mr. Editor, the excellent assign the reasons which have influenced our decision. Mr. Tardy, op my propouncing the fatal secret, We often feel the inclination to state the grounds of DEAD ALIVE next week. struck his forehead with his expanded hand and our dissent from our poetical friends; but we are sunk back in the coach, in which attitude he re deterred by the excessive irritability which has been Letters or parcels not received, unless tree of chane mained in profound silence about five minutes ; occasionally displayed when we have exercised that but while I was deeply deploring his, and iny own

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The Traveller.

Murat, then King of Naples, assigned the Princess a

military guard at the spacious mansion she occupied, and ( Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

she appeared in every respect becoming her high and ex- I may here add, although the fact is in itself a matalted rank. To an elegant equipage were added outriders ter of little moment, that I saw Mr. Maceroni in the

and other servants, in the royal livery of England, made Royal Gardens, and elsewhere in Naples, at the very [See Notes to Correspondents.)

up with uncommon taste, Spanish frock coats, with time that he was stated by a certain journal to have been

blue and gold belts, buff buskins and gauntlets; add to resident in London. You may recollect some months TO THE EDITOR.

these, black Spanish hats and feathers, produced a novel,

feathers, produced a novel, / back a controversy upon the subject in two of the daily

striking, and royal effect, and were the theme of admira morning papers, in one of which, what I now advance DEAR SIR,-Whilst arranging the ma- tion. The celebrated Mr. Austin, with Capt. Hesse, was proved from a letter under Mr. M.'s own hand. terials of my fifth letter, it occurred to me, often rode by the carriage, attired in the becoming Maceroni enjoyed the confidence of Murat, and was,

for his valuable services, appointed one of his Aids de that, as I shall have occasion to introduce / uniforms of Hussars.

Camp. He is the author of an interesting little volume,

Her Majesty received much attention from Murat | the subject of her Majesty the Queen in

upon the fall of that brilliant chieftain. and his Queen, one of Bonaparte's sisters, as well as my narrative, and as from its extended plan

from the Neapolitan and English nobility and gentry such introduction must in regular course be of distinction. It is superfluous to name any of the lat- The Leviathan of 74 guns, commanded by Captain delaved to a distant period, consequently ter; for, who has not seen the newspapers of 1820 ? I well | Briggs, with a magnificent royal standard fiying at the

remember the masqued ball given to the Court on New main, lay at anchor in the harbour, in which she had somewhat lessened in interest, it would be

Year's Eve, for the recollection was impressed upon me. the day before arrived from Palermo. I had previously desirable to anticipate the matter. I, there Returning from a twilight ramble to the neighbourhood heard at Leghorn of her Majesty's intention of visiting fore, now hand you the following facts and of that sequestered spot, the reputed tomb of the Man-Sicily, and was not therefore surprised to see her de observations, which. however. will again tuan bard, I happened to pass the mansion where the ball bark. The ceremony took place a few hours after we

was held, and, together with a friend, stopped awhile, as had cast anchor, and was conducted with suitable reappear in their proper places in future let

I have done before now at a Carlton levee, to see the com- spect, such as royal salutes, &c. Her Majesty occupied

pany set down; and I wished, if possible, to recognise a villa belonging to the Princess Butera, beautifully As you make the omission of political

characters. All came, however, strictly incog. even to situated about a mile from the city, on the shore leading

the carriages, many persons of high station hiring to the Faro point, and commanding an extensive view opinions (wisely or not is foreign to my

common fiacres, so that in this respect I was disap of the straits. Her habits were extremely regular, and purpose to argue) a sine qua non in the re-pointed. .

as the poverty and uncivilized manners of the grandeas ception of communications to the Kaleidos- | Happening to step a little before the crowd, and pre

and precluded the possibility of much intercourse, they were cope, I have abstained froin any of my own nearer the door of entrance, I received a violent blow on

| as retired. During her stay, an opportunity was af. upon this interesting and important subject,

forded to such of the British residents as chose to em, et the thigh from a steel scabbard of one of the number of guards which surrounded the place; and although the

| brace it, of paying their personal respects. At the scrupulously confining myself, as my motto suddenness of the attack made me instantly turn to the

request of the British Proconsul, her Majesty was expresses it, to the relation of " the truth, quarter whence it proceeded, I tried in vain to mark the

pleased to appoint two mornings for the purpose, and | author of the insult, for such I deemed it, and as such

official notices were issued to that effect. the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."|

You may be was it intended, the particular corps doing duty being

sure I readily availed myself of her Majesty's conde, I purpose, ere long, describing my visit to composed of Frenchmen or Italians who had served

scension; and, on the second morning, the island of Elba, during the residence of long in the French armies, and bearing a peculiar ha

“ Neat trimly dressed ; Bonaparte on that ill-chosen spot; and I am, tred to the nation of shopkeepers. Fearing that perse- Fresh as a bridegroom, and my chin new reaped,"

verance might bring the sword instead of the scabbard, I presented myself at the appointed hour in the saloon. Dear Sir, yours, &c.

I declined troubling myself further in the business, and After a few minutes spent in conversation, as to little PEREGRINE.

with a countenance more in anger than in sorrow, ad

with a countenance more in anger than in sorrow, ad. matters of etiquette, I was ushered into the Royal preLiverpool.

journed to a neighbouring Trattoria, where, accompa-sence, accompanied by an officer of the Commissariat

nied by a minstrel with his mandolin, I spent the re- Department and another gentleman. We made our During the time I remained in Naples, I often saw mainder of the evening, or, more correctly speaking, respective obeisance; her Majesty bade us welcome, her Majesty the Queen, then Princess of Wales, who night.

and advanced across the room with much affability, had recently arrived from England. Her suite was I dined in company the next day, and heard that the The Countess of Oldi, Bergami's sister, also advancing, emall, but select. Dr. Holland, author of the interest- Queen had personated the Genius of History, but there and standing a little to the right, but rather behind her ing quarto, entitled Travels in Greece and Albania, I was no remark made respecting her costume. Of the Royal Mistress. The weather, which was then delightwhich boars his naine, held the appointment of phy-renowned Bergami, in Naples I never heard the ful, was, as is often the case, the first topic of conversaname.

| tion, and I happening to speak in praise of the climate


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