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to put his troops in motion so as to arrive troduced, in the winter of 1815, to Generalit. Mark Anthony first gave to this month the at a concerted hour under the walls of Scott, who was at that time on a visit to name of July, which was before called Quintilis, as
being the fifth mouth in the year, in the old Roman Pampeluna, Xavier Mina entered the for- England. The object of that introduction
calendar established by Romulus. tress: there he soon communicated with a was to procure for Mina some introductory few officers who were known to him, and letters to gentlemen in the United States whose sentiments were favourable to the from Gen. Scott, in order to show the high
· . · TO THE SUN. Cortes. Popular in the whole Spanish standing Mina enjoyed in Europe, and that Hail, genial Orb! whose rays prolific spread army, and his name endeared to these sol. his enterprize against Mexico was not only O'er the wide bosom of creative earth; diers of freedom, he selected a few of them countenanced by the nobleman above al. Whose fervid influence gilds the mountain's head,
to be his guests at a convivial banquet. luded to, but by several others known to And warms the seeds of nature into birth. - After supper, as the time drew nigh, Mina Gen. Scott, who ardently desire the libera
To thee the Persian offers up his vows,
Efficient means which make his bosom glow, to rose up suddenly amidst theio; addressed tion of Spanish America. them in a nervous and enthusiastic harangue; Mina arrived at Baltimore in July, 1816,
Whose pow'r expands his leaves, and fills his boughs, unfolded the ingratitude and injustice of and delivered to John E. Howard, Esq. of
And makes the blossoms of his orchard grow. · the court, and finally exhorted them to that city, an introductory letter from Gen.
Brightened by thee, his long espaliers shoot,
His melons swell beneath thy vertic ray; . give the blessings of freedom to the country Scott; and it is to the kindness of Mr.
His vineyards spread, and, prodigal of fruit, they had saved. The effect was electric Howard that we are indebted for the pre
Oppose their blushes to the rip'ning day, and complete. They arose, and crossed ceding biographical information, as well as
Happy to trace of Heav'n th' unerring laws, - their swords as they stood around the ban- other highly interesting matter, which we
Confess th' effect, and glorify the cause. queting table, and swore to be faithful. have incorporated with our narrative : and
Valdarno. The sentinels on the appointed bastion were we feel geat pleasure in thus acknowledg
Most persons, perhaps, receive a greater pleasure already withdrawn. The ladders were fixed, ing our obligations to Mr. Howard and
from fine weather than from any other sensual and from the dead of night almost till the Gen. Scott, and more especially as it tends dawn of day, they waited with breathless to demonstrate that our hero, as well from or any artificial heat, we are apt tr droop under á 20xiety the troops under Espoz y Mina. his character and brilliant career in Spain, gloomy sky, and taste no luxury like a blue firmaHad they then arrived, a new era, pregnant as from his extraordinary exploits in Mex-ment, and sunshine. I have often, in a splenetic
fit,' observes an amiable writer, 'wished myself a with important events, would have opened ico, has a claim on the esteem and sympa
dormouse during the winter ; and I never see one of on Spain.
thy of every friend of freedom throughout those snug animals wrapt up close in his for, and The causes which led to the failure of the world. ;
cumpactly happy in himself, but I contemplate bim this bold enterprize are partly accidental, He drew his sword in favour of the inde- with envy beneath the dignity of a philosopher.. If and implicate the policy but not the bravery pendence of Mexico; he considered it a
the art of Aying were brought to perfection, the of Espoz. It is understood that the troops, cause consonant to those sacred principles
use I should inake of it would be to attend the sun
round the world, and pursue the spring through instead of being stimulated and excited for for which he became an exile.
every sign of the zodiac. The love of warmth makes such an occasion, by his orders they were :
my heart glad at the return of Summer, How dekept rigidly from liquor and refreshment.
lightful is the face of nature at this season, when They were in total ignorance of the reason 1 The Naturalist's Diary, the earth puts forth her plants and flowers, clothed
with green, diversified with ten thousand various and nature of an expedition now so strange
For JULY, 1820.
dies ! how pleasant is it to exhale such fresh and ta them in time of peace, and after march
charming odours, as fill every living creature with ing to a late hour of the night, they began
delight! At this season well may we exelaim with to murmur. Some confusion arose in a [To be continued throughout the year.) the poet, corps whose commander was unpopular;
Thrice happy he! who on the sunless side the march was delayed ; a nocturnal tuniult | 1 When we commenced our new series of the Of a romantic mountain, forest-crowned, aroke, and the soldiers lay down in scattered | Kaleidoscope, we had it in contemplation to give a Beneath the whole collected shade reclines: parties in the fields, or wandered in search series of
series of Monthly Diaries iu the manner of those in Or in the gelid caverns, woodbine-wrought, or refreshments. Espoz, who had rode on the first volume of our old series: Previously to And fresh bedewed with ever-spouting streams, a-head, found in the darkness of the night, commencing this series, it was necessary to examine
Sits coolly calm ; while all the world without, a scene of confusion which baffled all his and compare the various works in which such arti
Unsatisfied, and sick, tosses in noon. exertions; it was irremediable, and tie op
Emblem instructive of the virtuous Man, cles were to be expected, in order that we might portunity lost. The confederates in Pam
Who keeps his temper'd mind serene and pure, select such as would prove the most amusing to our peluna speedily received the fatal intelli
And every passion aptly harmonized, readers. After a little investigation, we give the gence, and immediately quitted the fortress.
Amid a jarring world with vice inflamed. decided preference to the “ Naturalist's Diary,” in Xavier Mina traversed the whole pro
1. Iu consequence of the excessive beat usual in this vince in safety, collected all those friends
a work called “ Time's Telescope;" from which we
month, an evaporation takes place from the surface who he thought might be compromised by his attempt, and entered France in full explain why we do not begin with the current, but which pour down their wat uniform, with thirty officers. He was ar
with the preceding month. The first volume of our the country with floods, frequently laying the fullrested by the orders of the French govern- new series, commenced in July; but not being in grown corn. Hay-njaking usually commences about
this time, or rather earlier, in fine seasons. ment, and imprisoned near Bayonne ; but possession of a copy of Time's Telescope, until a
The fruitful herbage now invites the scytheWas afterwards liberated, and passed over few days ago, we could not insert the following
In eager contest strive the swains all blithe, to England. From the British government article in its proper place, before the expiration of
Who works the fastest, or who cuts most deep, he received a liberal pension, we believe July. Anxious that we should give the series entire, 22,000 per annum. we therefore commence with July, reserving the
The waving sward yields to the mower's sweep.
Roused by the early herald of the day, During his sojourn in England, he was Diary for August for next week's Kaleidoscope,
Quickly arrayed, refreshed by sleep and gay, treated by several eminent characters there after which we shall proceed with the remainder in
The lads and lasses all prepare for work, : With flattering attention, but particularly regular monthly succession.
Some take refreshment, some the rake or fork. an English nobleman, alike distinguished
In artless talk they gain the distant fields, for his attachment to the cause of freedom
Where the ripe verdure of the meadows yields throughout the world, and his urbanity to This word is derived from the Latin Julius, the A'plenteous crop in even rows laid down; Strangers; by this nobleman Mina was in- surname of C. Cæsar, the dictator, who was born in! Off goes the jacket, off the homespun gown:
Each one following in a single file,
| generally esteemed. The usual mode of preserving! The busy bee' still pursues the ceaseless task Some turn the herbage, some the hay-cocks pile ; them is in dry bottles, these being corked so closely of collecting his varied sweets to form the bovey Till faint beneath the shade a timely rest,
as to exclude all access of the exterual air; sume for bjs destroyer, man, who, in a mupth or two, wil And healthy meal, renew for work the zest;
persons, however, fill up the bottles with spring close the labours of this industrious insect by the
water ; others prepare this fruit with sugar. From suffocating fumes of brjinsione. Nor mem'ry e'er can'touch a livelier strain,
the juice of cranberries, mixed with a certain porThan that which rustics carol o'er the plain. . tion of sugar, and properly fermented, a grateful
Child of patient industry, The flowers which blossomed in the last month and wholesome wine may be made. A considerable Little active busy bee, soon mature their seeds, and hasteu to decay. A quantity of cranberries is annually imported into
Thou art out at early morn, new race succeeds, which demauds all the fervid rays this country from North America and Russia. These
Just as the opening flowers are bom, of a solstitial sun to bring it to perfection. Sum- however, are larger than our own, of a different
Among the green and grassy meads mer may be said to commence with this month : the species, and by uo means so pleasant a flavour.
Where the cowslips hang their heads; meadows begin to wliiten, and the flowers that adorn Bingley's Useful Knowledge, vol. ii. p. 126-7.
Or by hedge-rows, while the dew them are mowed down. The corn gradually assumes Towards the end of the month, the Bowers of the
Glitters on the harebell blue: a yellow hue, and the colours that decorate the laurustinus (viburnum tinus, and the burdock rural scene are no longer so numerous. Parctium lappa), begin to open; and the elecam
Then on eager wing art flown, Towards the middle of the month, the spiked | pane (inula helenium), the amaranth (amaranthus
To thymy hillocks on the down ; willow (opiræa salicifolia), jessamine (jasminum caudatus), the great water plantain (alisma plan
Or to revel on the broom; officinale), hyssop Chyssopus officinalis), the bell- tago), water miot (mentha aquaticu), and the com
Or suck the clover's crimson bloom ; flower (campanula), and the white lily, have their moy nightshade, bave their flowers full blown. The
Murmuring still, thou busy bee, flowers full blown. The wayfaring tree, or guelder mezereon (daphne mezereon), which in January rose, begius to enrich the hedges with its bright red cheered the eye with its rods of purple flowers with
Thy little ode to industry! berries, which in timc turn black. The Virginian out leaves, and regaled the smell, now displays its The maritime plants which flower in July, are the sumach (rhus typhinum), now exhibits its scarlet scarlet berries through its bright green leaves.club rush (scirpus maritimus), bearded cat's tad tufts of flowers upon its bright green circles of Towards the close of this month the flower-garden
ards the close of this month the flower garden grass (phleum crinitum), bulbous fox tail grass leaves. The berries of the mountain aslı turn red. exhibits symptoms of decay; and Time, who ihinsalupecurus bulbosus), ibe reflexed and creeping The lavender (lavendula spica), is in flower, and the ranks of all animated beings, does not spare meadow grass poa distans f. maritima), the field affords its perfumes, whether in a fresh state, or those of the ornamented and highly fascinating Flora. eryago eryngium campestre), parsley water dropdried, or distilled with spirits of wine. The potato
The garlands fade that Spring so lately wove, wort pænanthe pimpruelloides), smooth sea-heart (solanum tuberosum), is now in flower.
(frankenia lavis), and the golden duck (Tum@ The different tribes of insects, which, for the most
Each simple flower which she had xurs'd in dew;
maritimus); all of which are to be found in salt part, are hatched in the spring, are now in full vi.
marsbes gour. The lithosia odorata, or dew moth, is seen
The primrose wan, and hare-bell mildly blue.
On sandy shores may be seen the sea matweed in this month. This species is extremely local; but No more shall violets linger in the dell,
Icarundo arenaria), upright sea lime grass (elymus a considerable number of specimens were taken Or purple orchis variegate the plain,
| arenarius), the sea lungwort (pulmonaria mari. about twenty years ago on a grassy common in Till Spring again shall call forth every bell, |tima), the sca bind-weed (concorrulus soldanela), Kent, not far from Erith, near the high road, and
· And dress with humid hands her wreaths again. salt wort (salsolu ), sea-holly (eryngium maritimuth); opposite the 18th milestone. Since this time, how.
Ah! poor Humanity! so frail, so fair,
prickly samphire (echinophora spinosa), and the ever, it has not been observed. Endowed as they
sea-lavender (statice limonium), are found on mari.
Are the fond visions of thy early day, are with wings, there is something strikingly re.
time rocks; and the sea-pea (pisum maritimu tu) markable in the locality of such insects as the pre Till tyrant Passion, and corrosive Care,
un rocky shores. sent; aud it is wonderful they do not increase and Bid all thy airy colours fade away!
About the middle or latter end of July, pilebards migrate more than they do. Some of them, such as Another May, new buds and flow'rs shall bring; (clupea pilchardus), appear in vast shoals, of lke
lio cixind, the Granville butterfly, are so Ah! why has happiness-10 second Spring ? Cornish coast; and prawos and lobsters are taket extremely altached to particular plants, and to pe.
in this month. culiar situations and places, that a collector on one
Grouse shooting usually commences towards the side of a hedge often finds plenty, while another, on The beautiful rose, however, the glory of the gar- latter end of July. The angler is busily engaged in the opposite side (the hedge alone intervening) can. den, still continues to spread its "blushing honours' his favourite pursuit. not procure a single specimen. They appear to fly thick before us.
The storms of wind and rain in this month are up and down, backwards and forwards, for a few
frequently accompanied by thunder and lightning,
THE ROSE. score yards only; playing joyously at intervals with each other; or, gaily perched, sip nectar from their
THE GOD OF TUUNDER. favourite flowers.-Haworth's Lepidoptera Bri.
As late each flow'r that sweetest blows, tannica.)
I plucked the garden's pride! Pomona now offers her fruits to allay the parching
Oth' immense, th' amazing height,
Within the petals of a rose thirst; currants, gooseberries, raspberries, straw.
The boundless grandeur of our God! berries, cherries, and cranberries, are all peculiarly
A sleeping love I spied.
Who treads the worlds beneath his feet, refreshing at this season. The cranberry is a small Around his brows a beaming wreath
And sways the nations with his nod! red fruit, with purple dots, produced by a slender
Of many a lucid hue;
He speaks; and, lo, all nature shakes : wing plant (vaccinium orycoccos) which grows in the peaty bogs of several parts of the north of Eng.
All purple glowed his cheek beneath,
Heav'n's everlasting pillars bow; land, and also in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Cam.
Inebriate with dew.
He rends the clouds with hideous cracks, bridgeshire. The leaves are small, somewhat oval,
1 softly seized th’unguarded pow'r,
And shoots his fiery arrows through. and rolled back at tbe edges, and the stem is bread. shaped and trailing. The blossoms are small, but
Well, let the nations start and fly
Nor scared his balmy rest ; beautiful, each consisting of four distinct petals roll
At the blue lightning's horrid glare !
And placed him, caged within the flow'r, ed back to the base, and of a deep flesh colour.
On spotless Sarah's breast.
Atheists and emp’rors shrink and die,
· When flame and noise torment the air.' The collecting of cranberries is a tiresome and
But when, unweeting of the guile, disagreeable employ, since each berry, which seldoın
Let noise and fame con found the skies,
Awoke the pris'ner sweet, exceeds the size of a pea, grows on a separate stalk,
And drown the spacious realms below; and the morasses in which they grow are frequently
He struggled to escape awhile,
Yet will we sing the Thund'rer's praise, very deep. Crawberries are much used in the
And stamped his fairy feet.
And send our loud hosannas through. northeru counties, and great quantities are bottled
Ah! soon the soul-entrancing sight and sent to London. So considerable a traffic in
Celestial King, thy blazing pow's them is carried on, that at Longtown in Cumberland
Subdued th' impatient boy !
Kindles our hearts to flaming joys; alone the' amount of a market day's sale, during
He gaz'd, he thrilled, with deep delight,
We shout to hear thy thunders roar, the season for gathering them, is stated by Dr. Wi
Then clapped his wings for joy.
And echo to our Father's voice. thering to be from £20 to £30, They begin to ripen
• And 0,' he cried of magic kind,
Thus shall the God our Saviour come, about the month of August, and contioue io perfec
What charms this throne endear! tion for some weeks.
And lightnings round our chariot play: Cranberries are much used in confectiovary, but Some other love let Venus find
Ye lightnings, fly to make him room, particularly in tarts, their rich Mavour being very! .. I'll fix my empire here.' Coleridge. I Ye glorious storm, prepares his way. Watts. THE LORD'S PRAYER.
Father of all, whose throne illumines heaven,
Let men on earth, as saints in heaven fulfill ;
Give us this day the bread by which we live,
As we our debtors, thou our debts forgive ;
Keep us from sin and our eternal foe;
Thy power, thy glory, are for evermore.
|LINES ON HEARING A YOUNG LADY SIGH.
Fairest lady! tell me why Combined with every grace of art,
Heaves thy bosom with a sigh, This paradise of blooming joys,
Soft as zephyrs ! when at even Each raptur'd sense at once employs.
Sleep the cooling winds of heaven? But when I view the radiant queen,
Is it love? no, no, I see Who formed this fair enchanting scene;
'Tis pity's touch that moveth thee. Pardon ye grots! ye chrystal floods!
Great, О Beauty! is thy power, Ye breathing flowers ! ye shady woods !
When pity pleads in peaceful hour : Your coolness now no more invites ;
Who is there whose soul could be No more your murmuring stream delights;
Then unmov'd at sight of thee? Your sweets decay, your verdure's flown,
Pity, known to seraphs bright,
In the roseate realms of light,
A heavenly glow, a heavenly grace.
Charlotte ! spotle:- as benign,
For charnis not more the weeping Pow'r,
Than beauty touched by pity's pow'r. AND GENTLEMAN IN A CHURCH-YARD.
Oft have I trod the awful scene of death,
BLACK. Of human bodies mixing with the clay;
Sir Pertinax M‘Sycophant,
1 Bishop....7-64 i King ....4–8
2 Knight ..5-6+ That long have gone to their immortal home,
3 Queen ....2-5+ 3 King i...5-6 Whikt nought remains in memory but the tomb. Some envious Scot, you say the apple threw,
4 Queen ....6–5+MATE, A curious place to chuse a lovers seat,
Because the character was drawn too true; Where the fine form of beauty is but meat
It can't be so; for all must know right well, To the vile worm, that crawls along the ground; That a true Scot had only thrown the peel.
Fashions for August.
A round dress composed of jaconot muslin; the I'll say no more, he knows his awful doom,
skirt moderately full and gored; it is trimmed at the Or let reflection tell him of the tomb.
Inscription on a stone lately erected in the church. I bottom by three flounces of rich work; each flounce is yard of Sutton Coldfield, over the remains of the un
in headed by a muslin bouillonne. High body, made with. fortunate Mary Ashford, by the Rev. Luke Booker,
out a collar, to fasten behind, and ornamented with a
row of work disposed in a serpentine wreath round the A THOUGHT ON YOUTH. The following is the
bust, Sleeves of a moderate width, falling very long INSCRIPTION.
over the band, and finished with bouillonne, edged with As a Warning to Female Virtue,
work; very full half-sleeve, interspersed with work Ah! could I recall those moments so sweet,
And a humble Monument to Female Chastity, disposed le a wave, to correspond with the last. The When in innocence rambling, I cull'd the gay flow'r;
This stone marks the Grave
spencer is also composed of jaconot muslin: it has a
of Where the butterfly's chase now guided my feet,
full back, the waist is of a moderate length, and is MARY ASHFORD,
finished by a short full jacket ; the fronts are light to To the fragrance which breath'd through the jessamine
Who, in the 20th year of her age,
the shape. A large double pelerine, trimmed with bow's.
Having incautiously repaired to a
work, alniost conceals the lower part of the spencer: Scene of Amusement
che collar is made high; it stands out from the throat, How chang'd now's my life, when to manhood attained;1 .. Without proper protection,
and is also richly trimmed with work. Long loose All infancy's joys into toils are become :
Was brutally violated and murdered,
sleeves, finished at the hand by two falls of work. On the 27th of May
Head-dress, a bonnet composed of French net, ornaThat soul that was spotless, no longer's unstain'd,
mented with chains of French gimp, laid crosswise in And the passions are rous'd by the world's busy hum. Lovely and chaste, as is the primrose pale,
rows, and interspersed with white satin rouleaus; the
crown is low; the brim more than usually deep, and As the song of the nightingale dwells on my ear,
| Rifled of virgin sweetness by the gale,
Mary, the wretch who thee remorseless slew, | finished at the edge by a quilling of lace; the top of As the lightning's bright Aash to my eye does appear,
Avenging wrath, which sleeps not, will pursue ; the crown is very tastefully ornamented by draperies 80 a transient glance on the days that are past, For tho' the deed of blood be veil'd in night,
of net, fastened with small white satin bows, and in''er the gloom of my soul a gay brightness does cast: Will not the Judge of all the Earth do right?
terspersed with roses. A rich ribband passes under the Fair, blighted flow'r, the Muse that weeps thy doom, chin, and ties in a full bow on one side. Black kid .. KALEIDOSCOPOCLITE. • Rears o'er thy murder'd form--this warning tomb!..
shoes, Limerick gloves.
TO THE EDITOR. A round dress, composed of Urling's net, over a white satin slip: tbe dress is gored, and sufficiently SIR-To your query, Whether Tom Thumb was SIR,-l am an admirer, and occasionally a player of full to hang in easy folds round the figure: the bottom lever published in Eògland, I answer, Yes. There the royal game of chess, and I feel a pleasure in acof the skirt is trimmed with flounces of Úrliog's lace, are at least two editions of it extant: one printed |
less n editione of it extant ona nrinied knowledging to you the gratification your columos headed by rouleaus of white zephyrine ; these flounces by D. S. Maurice, Fenchurch, Loudon ; and another
afford me every week, in the exhibition you have are festooned in a singular but striking manner with by Roath, Russell-court, London. The former is
given of that interesting game; and with these ac. bouquets of roses and blue bells. The corsage is tight No. 70, of the cabioet edition of the Englisb The
knowledgements, I wish to suggest through the mer to the shape; it is cut moderately low round the bust, leatre: the latter contains the original tragedy, as
dium of your publication, a desire I bare often felt, which is ornamented in a very novel manner with lo
that some person of taste and genius in the arts, would zenges of net; each lozenge formed by a large pearl ;
written by Fielding, together with the one as now design and execute a set of tasteful chess men, suebu the front of the corsage is also decorated with pearls. May I played on the stage.
would, amongst tbe productions of art, redound to The sleeve is very short ;-it is composed of a fulness of
Aug. 3, 1820. ; . . THEATRICUS. the credit as well as to the profit of the ar ist. I have ner over white satin, interspersed with pearls laid on
thought that the terracotta and black basalt, would in waves; the bottom of the sleeve is finished by a
be an excellent material for the purpose ; or some com. twisted rouleau of satin and pearls. Hair dressed in
TO THE EDITOR.
position in imitation of ivory, that is capable of being the French style, in a profusion of full curls, which
impressed in a mold. I have seen some exquisitely are brought very low at the sides of the face, and I
carved ones, made in India, but rather of a clumsy
ŠIR-lo apswer to your inquiry respecting the design, and fitted to Indian ideas: now I think some. - parted in the middle of the forebead, so as partially to display it: the hind hair is brought up in full bows
y publication of Tom Thumb, I beg to inform you, thing might be done compatible with our English ideas. on the crown of the head; they are partly concealed
concealed fibat there are several copies in being, the best of Hoping these remarks may elicit a spark from sonie by a garland of roses placed very far back on the head. which was published by Cawthorne, Catherine-street, man of taste, Ear-rings and necklace, pearls. 'White satin slippers, Strand, in 1805, with' annotations by H. Scriblerus
I am, Sir, yours, and white kid gloves.
AN'ADMIRER OF CHESS.
TO THE EDITOR.
SIR,-Upon taking up the Kaleidoscore, marked appears from his preface, in which he says" The;
“No. 4, New Series, the first subject which presented ! (Continued from page 32.)
itself to my view was “ Interesting facts concercing towo hath seldom been more divided in its opinion, respirat
o bath seldom been more divided is opinion, respiration." As there is a close connexion betwet ! TO-THE EDITOR.
thau coucerning the merit of the following scenes : this subject and asthma, it immediately occurred to me $12,-Amongst your various feats of swimming you
whilst some publicly affirmed, that no author could that it was the duty of every individual, in the preses 1 have not yet stated that Mr. Thomas Ashcroft, now
produce so fine a piece, but Mr. Philips, others have, sion of any simple means, by which the sufferings of resident in this place, swam across the river Mersey
with as much veliemence, insisted, that no one could his fellow-creatures could be alleviated, to give publie seven successive summers. The only occasion on write any thing so bad, but Mr. Fielding."
city to it. Under this conviction I determined to make ? which be swam for a wager against time, was in Sep
Yours, &c. DOODLE. known through the medium of your Kaleidoscope, the trernbe, 1791, as recorded in the Phænir and Herald,
great beuefit I have received from the use of Tar Pille, at the time, in consequence of a bet which was made
in a case of severe asthma. with the late John Backhouse, Esq. Mr. Ashcroft set
TO THE EDITOR.
From infancy until about twelve months ago, I out from the pier head, and in 35 minutes, landed be.
was subject to very severe fits of asthma, so much so, low Woodside, being nearly high water at the time, SIR-You have ever appeared to me to be a gentle.
that it was no uncommon thing for me to sit up from and spring rides. He was allowed 45 minutes for the man possessing an inclination to rid your fellow-crea
six to twelve nights running, during which time I dare task, by the terms of the wager. tures of their grievances, whether trifting or otherwise;
not go bed, and I seldom passed a week without sitting I am, Sir, and I am therefore encouraged to lay before you a case
up two or three nights. YOUR CONSTANT READER. of my own, which is particularly oppressive to me,
About twelve months back I was prevailed upon w Lydiate, ist Aug. 1820.
try the Tar Pills : I began, with taking two or thre and may, in all probability, be removed by a publica- | tion of it. Without the least vanity or presumption,
every night, and continued taking that quantity for about Sir, I assure you that I am a decent young man, of very
"; two months; I found myself so much better that I inLei BOMBASTES FURIOSO. - respectable parents, who, together with myself, have,
? creased the number, .ard latterly have taken six of by some caprice of fortune, been bandied about the
| eight with increased success."
I have not sat up one whole night with asthma there
| eight months, nor have I felt the least asthmatic sympa wrapped up in a tolerable good jacket, which, after it
:: | tom for the last four months. is a gentleman of the name of RHODES, a native of bas been pretty well beaten, has of course looked the
The receipt that I first
bad, directed tbat the car should be first mixed with Greenwich, in Kent, well known in that part of the worse for wear; and as my circumstances would not
oatmeal or flour, but I have had them generally made
with liquorice root powdered. kingdom by many playful productions of light, per
productions of licht. permit me to renew it, without (as the common saying
If you should have a spare corner in any of your good humoured satire. His father was a tailor, of have experienced many petty slights and insults from
Kaleidoscopes, and think these circumstances will be coasiderable business in that town, where the the dandyistical part of my acquaintance-I will not
interesting or useful to your readers, by publishing them call them friends. When I have happened to sport a
you will oblige
. Yours, &c. .. half-brother of Mr. Rhodes, named Rainoe, suc.
tolerable good covering for my nakedness, such as a ceeded to the business; Mr. Rhodes himself was nice broad cloth coat and pantaloons, cut out by an a clerk either in the Bank or in some other pub eminent artizan, (for so I choose to term him) with a
TO THE EDITOR. lic office.
fashionable hat, à pair of clean yellow gloves, ard a One of his earliest publications was a tight pair of Wellington boots, I have had innumerable sprightly poem of considerable length in the ballad civilities paid me, by a hearty squeeze of the band | SiR_Should this meet your approbation, you wille form, in which he sportfully exposed the foibles of
how do you do my dear fellow, I hav'nt seen you for by your insertion of it in your next, much oblige, a long time. I hope you've been very well, and such
AN ADMIRER OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE. maoy inembers of a volunteer corps to wbich he like insolence, as if I was totally void of common sense,
- A FRAGMENT: . then belonged. I think it was in the year 1809,
when at the same time they have been giving the lie to
an honest conscience, well knowing they had seen me that he sent the manuscript of Bombastes Furioso
Little Vapid is one of the vainest men in exist a bundred times in my decayed apparel, but did not to the Haymarket Theatre, where it received some
choose to notice me. Now, Sir. as I am just on the ence, although bis features are diminutive, and touches from the pen of George Colman ; but the
point of giving an order to my tailor for a new suit. / person mean and insignificant.
and intend to cut a great swell in the course of a week Vapid values himself on the cleanness and neal. author derived no other emolument from the suc.
or a fortnight, I shall thank you to publish this declara-ness of his dress : a speck of dirt on his white pana cess of the piece than the freedom of the theatre, tion of mine " That if any of these impertinent fellows taloons, would throw him joto an agony of your
trouble me with their bypocritical compliments in the able distress; his boots must shine with jer and a dangerous introduction to the society of the
street, should they even fatigue themselves by crossing | glossy blacking, and bis coat must be brushed first wits of the day. This lively little Burletta has a huudred yards out of the way, I shall hold up mylihe utmost care before he will venture out of the received many alterations since its first appearance,
bead like a man, or treat them with silent contempt, or house he spends au bour in adjusting his
perhaps I may condescend to say "I dont know you."" and the songs are frequently changed for others if this
and two more in giving the hair on bis silly insign If this does not answer the purpose, probably I may be more suitable to the talents or taste of the indivi- | induced to play off a scheme to their disadvantage,
ficant head the proper direction. One-balf bis in duals who perform the characters.
which has been working a considerable time in the is spent in scrubbing bis teeth and arching bis head of
brows. And when he grasps his little cane, at Yours, &c. T, N.
A DECENT FELLOW. bops into the street, with every plait in proper or
and the indescribable grimace on his countenance,
Mr. Porteus has considerably improved since his one would suppose be had broken loose from the im
first appearance in O'Donnel. So has Mr. Davis in prisoninent of a bandbox. ,
D'Aumont; he is still, however, too farcical in
TO THE EDITOR. Fan him gently, ye Zephyrx! ye Northero Blasts,
in this character. The good sense he exhibits in discompose not the folds of his garments! ye Sylpbs,
The new play of Henri Qnatre has been repeated
many things be does, should teach him to mingle waich over his white pantaluous when he skips over several times during the past week, with great suc
a little more gentlemaaliness and dignity with the Ilie channel! bat may his Guardian Angel protect
humour of the General. His manner of asking the cess. It has attracted mure numerous audieuces him, should he encounter a dray ! ihan any other piece this season, and bids fair to
ladies if dinner be ready, is excessively coarse.
Mr. Tayleur, on the first and second nights, had
too much of his own inimitable Artazominous mixed
up with his new character, particularly in his first may perhaps be acceptable to some of your numerous SIBI have been amused as well as disgusted at the readers, who feel an interest in Liverpool Theatri
scene. He bas greatly improved in his subsequent recent establishmen: ol, two eye-institutions in this
Henri, although a good part, and one which is
attempts, and now gives a pleasing and faithful portown, and at first felt some difficulty in accounting for
trait of the simple and jealous Jocrisse. sure to be a favourite with the audience, is not pe80 extraordinary aod unnecessary a procedure, until
If I were to mention Mr. Rees, Mr. Larkin, or, culiarly adapted to the powers of Mr. Vandenhoff, my mind was illaminated by the long advertisements
| Miss Hammersley, it would only be to express the The playful gaiety which ought to adora ibis chaof a certaio occulist, stating, that he had established
i gratification they each afford in their respective a secret for private) eye institution several years since, raeter io the earlier scenes, is quite at variance with
parts. and hundreds of the poor were annually relieved by his general style of actiog. li is in the wildness of
I should just add that Mrs. Hall dresses much his aid, &c. This being the case I certainly think the Octuviun, the pride of Coriolanus, the malice of Shylock, or the lofty patriotism of Lucius Junius, }
"I better thau on the first night of this new piece. learned and benevolent gentleman is entitled to the
I Thanks and gra:itude of the public, for his past meri. that the great powers of his mind, and the command.
I should be glad to see her attempt something higher torious services; bur, is it right or proper, that he and ing energy of his voice and action, enable bim tri
than the class of characters with which she has otbers should now be soliciting benefactions for the
hitherto been entrusted. umphantly to put in his claim to the character of a establishment of an opthalnic Dispensary at a time
Miss Tree is certainly the most delightful little great and original tragedian. His Henri is, however, when one is already established, and in full operation?
pouring coquette on the stage. Miss Grant will | a good and an unaffected piece of acting, and the Now, Sir, let me ask the gentleman who established tent scene at the close of the second act is gone
have occasion for all the talent she possesses, and and conducted the secret eye institution (and who ac
that is oo little, to make bead against the impression koowledged he bad been anticipated in recommending through in a style of great taste and spirit.
made by her predecessor, as Louison. La public one) his motive for not rendering it public I have a very favourable opinion of our Liverpool
Ou the whole, this charming play is a great addi. some years ago, which would have for ever prevented company. I think them competent to perform most the intrusion of another? Surely it could not arise of our plays in a way which would not be greatly 10 It reflects great honour on tbe varied talents of our
tion to the delights of our theatrical amusement. from the selfish principle of monopolizing an exclusive their disparagement if compared with the acting of name, and the great emoluments and fees invariably at- most coin panies in the country; and particular in
regular company of performers. And has secured tendiog such a practice? I trust not. With the moodividuals might be singled out equal in genius and
to the managers a support to which they are richly Live, however, I have nothing to do; my animadver
entitled by their taste and liberality power to others, who, making more poise in the sions are directed against the act; and I appeal to you,
G.N. Sir, and the public, if it is not pitiable to witness, in all
world, are brought froin London to gratify the
laudable curiosity which their celebrity bas excited. the public rooms of our town, the long lists of bene. factioas and subscriptions attached to both institutions. If, then, & occasionally point out errors with any
TO THE EDITOR. One is assuredly necessary, and will be found highly mixture of asperity, it is occasioned by the vexation Litful, and amply sufficient to meet the demands upon I feel that their merits should be thrown into the SIR-I have sereral times witnessed the repre. it. My principal object then is, to protest against the shade by defects which a litile attention, and the sentation of the new play, Henry the Fourth of establishment of two similar institutions, and to warn exercise of an enlightened judgment would remove; France. I was delighted witb the delicious warbling the public against being misled by party feelings and, and it is tbis feeling which forces me, whilst I state of Misses Tree and Hammersley, as well as with the motives, whereby their charity is rendered worse than with create
with great satisfaction, that, as a whole, Mr. Bass's very judicious acting of the company collectively. , wse ess.
Eugene de Brion is worthy of praise, and does bim Permic me now, Sir, to recommend, wbat has long
Credit is also due to the Manager, for the atten. been wanting in this town, the establishment of one or
great credit; that there are particular instances of tion shown to the getting up of the piece. I should two branch, or district, Dispensaries. You will, no bad taste and an incorrect judgment, which pre
bad taste and an incorrect judgment, which prevent have been better pleased, however, had the perform. doubt, recollect the efforts that were made, a short the expression of that admiration which I should beers adhered to plaio Englisb, as the dialogue is in une since, to accomplish this desirable and humane | bighly gratified to fcel, and which certain indications that language. An affectation of the French pro. object; and it may not be irrelevant here, to state that leail me to hope he may at no distant day inspire. nunciation of many words, such as Henri, Puris, its failure was principally owing to the jealousy of cer- What could induce Mr. Bass to give a gross imi. Sully, Chevalier, f.c. is not only conceit, but displays
What could induce Mr. Bass to give a gross tein *155-én. whose education and profes-tation of Macbeth's air-drawn dagger scene, in act bad taste; I therefore hope the actors will themHonal pursuits should have given them more liberal 2d, scene 3d of this play? The words
selves see the impropriety, and “ refurm it alloPews and enlightened sentiments. That the present Dispensary is inadequate to perform all the duties de.
“Blest vision ! let me grasp thee,"
I am yours, manded of it, requires but little illustration; for, is it were accompanied by Macbeth's “clutch" at the
A LOVER OF THE DRAMA.. possible to believe that our institution is capable of dagger, which his distempered imaginatiou had picgiving relief to all the sick poor of a population of nearly |
tured to his bewildered sevses. Macbeth's attempt 100,000 souls? What are its means for accomplishing
GAME OF COINCIDENCES. to clutch ihe dugger in his hand Inight be correct such important Juties! Are three physicians, three
enough, but the same action in Eugine, when the targeons, and three assistant surgeon-apuchecaries casubject of his meditation is horror, must appear at
Mr. EDITOR,-As trifles, (if they do not encroach paule of giving regular and necessary attendance to
upon more valuable contributions) form no disagreeable Opwards of 20,000 sick annually. I deny their capa. the very first glance absurdly out of character.
feature in such an amusing and instructive production bicy of attending, with becoming and conscientious “Tis fled, and leaves me desolate and abandoned," as the Kaleidoscope, I conceive the following, if you have teation to the interests of so many. Why, then, were giveu exactly as
a corner for it, may amuse some of your readers. I should there be a doubt as to the propriety of forming Oranch Dispensaries?
call it a Game of Coincidenccs. It may be applied to
""Tis no such thing," The cominon interests of hu
any subject, but I shall commence with Dramatic. manicy bave long demanded it: for, should another in the celebrated soliloquy tu wbich I have already | Coincidences. I propose, as a query, what forces or Cupidgious fever break out anungst us, which is not alluded. The silent rebuke which Mr. Bass nightly afier-pieces will correspond, essentially or apparently, 19hp obable, we shall then have occasion to mourn our receives for big exertions to produce applause, in with such and such plays? The plays to be ex-'. Meglect and languid indifference in witnessing its ra.
this particular instance, I had hoped would bave pressed as questions, and the farces as answers, ' wanag and fatal effects; whereas, by the establishinent suggested to him ibat all could not be right; but Il!
to be sent by your correspondents. Suppose I ask of two branch Dispt Osaries, the immediate and prompt have bitherto been disappointed.
what farce will coineide with the play of “Rule a assistance they could afford to the poor, in their respec
Wife and have a Wife?" The answer might be, tive districts, would enable them to discover the ap
There are several other things which might be Catharine and Petruchio." What farce would coin. proaches of any formidable and dangerous disease,
well 10 point out to Mr. Bass, such as the violent cide with "Jane Shore ?" answer, “ Turn out." This and by timely aid and assistance check it in its growth, slap he gives the paper which he presents to the brief explanation will, I trust, elucidate my scheme. or prevent its general spread and diffusion. Permit King ; his misplaced wonder, when Sully orders / If you deem my scheme worthy of notice, the following me, Sir, in conclusion, to recommend to the subscribers | bim to give up his sword, ile text plainly showing queries, I subjoin, requesting answers : and benefactors of the useless eye-institution, to trans.. he expected this must be the case; and his placing What Farce or After-piece will agree with the follows fer their names and benefactions to the promotion of one baud under bis vest whilst Miss Hammersley is ing Plays ? tos necessary and desirable object : then indeed will
vegaling him with one of her delightfully-executed they enjoy the rewards of genuine benevolence, when
1. “ The Iron Chest."-2. “ The Wonder." they witness the benefits bestowed, the miseries pre
300gs; but I forbear: I have, I hope, suggested 3. “ Romeo and Juliet."-. “ Alerander the Great." , vented, and the interests of bumanity advanced, by
maltor enough to Mr. Bass worthy cogitation. 5. “ Every man in his humour."—6. “ Laugh when Weir generous and philanthropic exertions.
As the other characters are of minor importance you can."-7. “ Çoriolanus."-8. “ Love's Labour lost." : . ALIQUIS. 1 a few words may suffice.
* Yours respectfully, P.