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will do."



| Anecdote. The aged and respectable Bishop of D-m new Liverpool Improvement Bill, empowering the

has been for some time indisposed, and the following magistrates to suppress this nuisance of indelicate plaLETTER

anecdote is related on the occasion. Among the daily cards. Upon consulting the bill itself, we were glad

inquirers respecting his l.ordship's health, no one was to find the following clause, under the head of From a Bather at Liverpool to his Friend at Rochdaw

more sedulously punctual than the Bishop of E- T; “ Penalty for posting up or distributing indecent Hand. (i, e. Rochdale.)

and the invalid seemed to fancy that other motives be bills. And whereas, in the said town of Liverpool, En! Tummus, theaw's miss'd it wearily ot t'did naw sides anxious kindness might contribute to this solicitude. the practice of posting up and distributing indecent

hand-bills prevails to a very great extent, and is One morning he ordered the messenger to be shown into come wi' us theaw may say what e'loikes abeawt th'.

| his room, and thus addressed him: “Be so good as to pre extremely offensive to the inhabitants and to the Meyles, and Laythom, and Blackpool, but owd Lerple

sent my compliments to my Lord Bishop, and tell him public in general : Be it therefore enacted, That in for moy money, I say yet-cheaw said theaw'd seen aw that I am better, much better; but that the Bishop of case any person or persons shall post up on any

house, building, or place, within the said town, as wur to be seen; but by'r Ady there's mooar chin as W- has got a sore throat, and a bad cold, if that

hand and distribute, or cause to be so posted up, mitch again t' be seen seaw as there wur when thee

handed, or distributed, any hand-bill or hand-bills andr coom bere th' last t

| Mayr, May 16.-A singular animal has been observed ! Wbaw mon

of an indecent tendency, the person or persons getcen boats neaw ot gooan by a steeom engine ! | by the fishermen here of late. It appears like a man

offending shall, for each and every offence, forfeit | as far as the breast. It has no hair on the head, and the theaw may stare ! but it's as true as th' Alminick-and body and face is black. It eludes all attempts made to

and pay any sum not exceeding

be levied and recovered as other penalties are reco us three coom i'one un um aboon twenty moile.- take it. It is thought this water monster may be a sea.

verable by this act." Egadlins! I cud hardly perswade Sam Dootson t' vente

otter, or one of the sea animals wandered from the
northern ocean.

Sir JOSEPH BAKKS.--The memoir of the late president ture abooard on ber : he wur feeort ot gooing by steeom

of the Royal Academy is postponed in order to admit wud be summat loike floying or being blown up-but

an article which will be perused with no common in. it's nowt o' th' soart, mon--they dreiven throof th'

To Correspondents.

terest. We allude to the biographical notice of Si wetur juist th' same as t'other boats úsed e' do-bu:

Walter Scott, and the attempt to deprive him of the INDELICATE PLACARDS.-We insert the following honour attached to the author of the Tales of zy istid o' sails they'n two wetur wheels ot gooan splash,

note of a correspondent, upon a subject, which we, as Landlord. splash, splash-scrat, scrat, scrat, abeawt ten or eleven well as our brother journalists, have frequently brought

before the public with very little effect. The cure for

muhlic with very little effect. moile an beawr; and it's by far th' yeasiest and chep

The cure for CHARLES DANGLE shall not dangle in attendance long pest way of a country lad can get hither-indeed I

this evil is very simple, however, as we shall show,

at our Editorial Temple, in which he shall have the after having disposed of our correspondent's com

first vacant niche. He will perceire, in a preceding think it's welly chepper thin walking; for besoide plaint.

column, that another correspondent (P.) is on the saving shoe-leather, one can do wi' so mitch less ale- " To the Editors.--I wish, through the medium of your same scent as himself. and then one's th' benefit o'th' sawt wetur aw th’ way

paper, to notice what I think a most scandalous
nuisance to this town ; I mean the pasting of many

PETER PITIFUL, with whose unanswerable queries fro' Runcorn. Theaw used t'make ackeawnt ot theaw

quack doctors' bills on the walls of almost every

we were favoured some time since, may rest assured cud taste th' sawe if t' licked thy lips as far off as Saint street, some of which are worded in the most inde

that he is not forgotten. We shall introduce him to Ellen; but theaw may have it this way aboon twice as

our juvenile readers, as the winter approaches. In 'cent language. If a lady be walking through the

the mean time, we shall be glad to receive the far. Here's yoar Jim says theaw dusn't loike ony body

streets, some of these impudent papers are sure to
meet her eye. Indeed, not only this, but it often

Enquirer, No. 2. knowing mooar in thee, and theaw'll be saying theaw's happens, that boys, who are engaged for the pur- | R. P. will oblige us by stating the subject of the letters yecord o' theese steeom boats before but there's one pose, deliver one of these papers into her hands. "he end

he enquires after, and which we fear have been Dils thing I'm shure theaw's ne'er yeeord on. Istid o'those

Such a nuisance as this should not pass unnoticed. laid.

Hoping an amendment may result from your infoine bathing kallivans theaw used t'tell on, they'n

serting the above, is the wish of

We are much obliged to OMICRON, for the translation made a greyt thing ot they cawn a “ Floating Bath ;"

"A FRIEND TO MODESTY." we solicited, and it would be an additional favour and, solidlee. I think it's th' noicest place I wur ever at 1+ We believe there is scarcely an individual in the if he would send the solution previously to publica i' my loife. When I first went abooard on it, I thought

town, who has not noticed the nuisance in question ; tion.

and as it is not probable that the persons interested in Peru it wur a ship beawt botbam, and I're rather shoy o'

Pathos and BATHOS. The composition copied out furt obtruding such disgusting trash will ever be induced,

our convenience, by S-L, is excellent in its way jumping in, as sum chaps did, for feeor o' gooing cleeor from a sense of shame, to discontinue thus to disfigure

we wish we could say as much for the penmanship ol. tkroof into ch' river ; but, heawever, I fun there wur

the walls, some other remedy must be sought, and a

the transcriber. a botham, and a vast foine botham too; and awtogether

very easy one presents itself. We take it for granted,

that, although the law may not authorize the magis. The extracts of A GLEANER are judiciously selected, it's seeotest, th' safest, th' cleeonest bathing ot ever I trates to prohibit the pasting up of these bills upon the l and very well adapted for our work. 'I had sin' I're born. One may have a dip at ony time walls, the permission of the person to whom the wall o'ch' tide-oather at hee wetur or at low wetur-and

belongs, or the tenant of the premises thus disfigured, We thank A FRIEND for his copy of the Boy of Egter

is strictly requisite; and that any placards, attached to mond; and have to make our acknowledgements there wur a felly abooard towd me as th' wetur wur

such walls, without the leave or against the consent of another for transcribing “Laud's Consecration," as good and as strung, and had as mitch fyzic in it at such proprietor or tenant, might be taken down by low wetur as it had at hee wetur. Sam says this can.

himself, or any person duly authorised by him. If We thanks Spins. &c. and shall look over the odd

we are correct in this supposition, the nuisance might numbers he has sent for inspection. not be true, and ot th' felly wur nowt but trotting us ;

be very easily got rid of; and the mode we recommend but, beawever, we'll bring a bottle o' booath soarts

is this. Let a person bc appointed for the express | TITYRUS QUILLET ! shall be introduced to a whooam wi' us, and eawr folk may try for theirsels. purpose, if by the magistrates it would be all the bet readers most probably in our next. Besoide bathing, one may stay abooard a whoile and

ter; if not, he might be commissioned by any indi-
viduals interested in the suppression of the nuisance.

| T. P.'s tale is not original, we believe; and his French look abeawt one; and one sees mooar o' th' river and

His office should be to look out for placards of a par

will require "touching up" a little. th' shipping fro' this place i' one beawr, than fro’ony ticular description, for the purpose of removing them, The expected original paper on the structure of the hears other place in a whole wick. Then there's aw soart o' or rendering them illegible. If there were any oppo- |

sition to be apprehended on the part of the advertiser

is not yet come to hand, and will, we fear, arrive to meyt and drink abooard, and I think i' my guts t'best

late for the present publication.

(who would hardly, however, venture to appear before and i'cheppest ot I fun i' aw th' teawn-and we seet

the magistrates in defence of his placards) or even ad We have no doubt that the Chinese dinner, promised by amung a peawrcelo' gentlemen reading th'newspapers mitting that the parties engaged to pull them down a correspondent, will be relished by our readers. and smooking. We geet oytch on us a poipe, but these

were liable to an action for damages; still, under such quality wur smooking summut elze ot look'd like pig

a supposition, there is another course to be pursued, COOKERY IN DAYS OF YORE. The article on this sub "

which is strictly legal. Let the person engaged to ef! ject, furnished by another friend, is very acceptable. tail tobacco. It had some soart of an eawtlandlish face the placards make previous application, for leave, name, as I cud na quoite gawm; but whotever it wur,

to the party to whom the wall belongs that being / We thank J. B.-M. C.-A. M.W. T. P.-A.M.T. obtained (and there would be no difficulty in the

and Your READER, for their communications. oacher it or their drink did um good, for they'r very

way, particularly if the recommendation came from merry. They sung! and they leawgh'd !! and when I

the magistrates) the man might proceed to clear the sung th' " Owdham Recruit" for um, I'll be shot if walls without any apprehension of interruption. As

Printed, published, and sold they did not leawgh harder than ever. Indeed, if t'le

those bills often adhere too firmly to the wall to admit BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO.

of being easily detached, we should recommend that believe me, Tum, I'se never i' better company sin l'se they be effaced by means of a large brush and black

Liverpool Mercury Office. kersunt but I'll tell thee mooar abeawt it when I cum paint, or any cheap and effectual wash. If such a Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Messe whooam; and I'll oather perswade thee e' go wi' me process as this were once set on foot, the parties who Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. 110 th' next bathing toime, or I'll gi' thee leeof i' caw me

now violate public decency would cease to issue their Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Pube

papers, as soon as they discovered that they were use- Library, Lime-street; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsta a ninnyhommer as lung as my name's

less to them. We had written thus far, when we Dale-street; and Mr. John Smith, St. James sfushi TIM BOBBIN. 1 were informed that there is an express clause in the for ready money only.


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Scientific Notices. | by the combined agency of heat and of the atmosphere, organ, and a superficial observer, on viewing the heart, they are again circulated and diffused.

would not suppose its structure to be so complicated ; it We shall now proceed to consider the agency which is only when anatomically examined that we discover its [ORIGINAL.]

maintains the circulation of the blood in the human internal construction, and are enabled to trace four

frame: and in reviewing this important function, cavities, which are separated from each other by a STRUCTURE & ECONOMY OF THE HEART.

the HEART will be found to hold the first station. It fleshy or muscular partition.
is not only the most elaborately constructed, but it is 'Each auricle has two Openings'; by the one it receives

also the great central power which chiefly excites and the blood from the veins, by the other it'transinits the Among the variety of organs and functions, the union preserves the motion of this fluid. As the ocean, 'the blood to the corresponding ventricle. In like manner and o-operation of which constitute tnat mysterious or- rivers, and the streams, may be said to constitute the each ventricle has two openings, one communicating ganization which produce the phenomena of life, none arteries and veins of our globe, and as air and caloric with the auricle'from which it receives the blood, the is more curious or important than the circulation of the are the agents which produce the circulation of the wa. Other communicating with the artery through which the blood: and in reviewing the structure and economy of ters; in the human body, the heart is the central organ Blood, so received, is transmitted. The left auricle comthe apparatus by which this beautiful function is carried which works the machinery of the circulation. And as 'municates with the "pulmonary veins which return the on, every well regulated mind must admire the provi- we would be struck with an ingenious piece of mechan- blood from the lungs : the left ventricle opens into the dential wisdom so sensibly manifested in its construction ism, constructed by the hand of man, we should surely aorta which distributes the blood through the general and arrangement.

no less admire a piece of mechanism constructed by the system. This blood is brought back to the riglit auricle The circulation of the blood in the human body is hand of the Creator. The steam-engine which raises by the dena cavæ : from the right auricle it passes into effected by means, in many respects, similar to those water to afford to a great city an adequate supply of this the right ventricle, to be circulated through the lungs which produce the incessant circulation and distribution fluid, so necessary for the wants of man, is surely less by the pulmonary artery. of Vater over the general surface of the earth. In the an object of curiosity and admiration than the engine The left auricte and ven tricle serve for the general or phenomena of each we witness the same simplicity of which Almighty Wisdom has placed in the centre of the greater circulation, as it is sometimes termed: the crotrivance, the same uniformity of action, the same our bodies, which sympathises with every passion and right auricle and ventricle are the organs for the pulmotarde of activity; and both fluids in their course answer emotion of the mind, which performs its allotted func- nary or lesser circulation a variety of purposes equally interesting and important. tions, under all circumstances of the body, whether asleep The auricles and ventricles as they have different duBy mans of the blood the different parts of the animal or awake, at rest or 'in motion, and which excites the ties to perform, have also different structures suited for frame receive the materials for their nourishment, their circulation of the blood through an uninterupted circuit, the functions of each. The auricles being merely the growth, and their renovation; and this fluid, after being and distributes this vital fluid to every part of our frame receptacles of the blood returned by the veins, and havdistributed by the arteries, and after having served for the The blood in the human body having a double circu-' ing only a short passage through which to propel it inelaboration of the bile, the tears, the saliva and the other lation to perform, one through the general system, and to the ventricles, a slight forcing power only is required. secretioas, flows into another set of vessels called veins. the other through the lungs, it necessarily requires a Hence these cavities are merely membránous bags, and An innumerable series of small vessels are distributed moving power for each circulation. Aecordingly we are only furnished with a small proportion of muscular through the body, which collect the blood as it passes find that the heart is a double engine, and that each side fibre. The ventricles propel the blood through the from the arteries; these small vessels anite and form of this organ is a distinct moving power, the left of the whole arterial system; they consequently must exert :: larger ones, tillthey ultimately constitute twogreat trunks, Portal, or greater circulation, through the body, the very considerable force to effect this measure; and, in which pour their contents into the heart, and return the right of the pulmonary, or lesser circulation, through conformity to the general system of contrivance, mani. the blood back again to the fountain from whence it the lungs. As the heart receives blood by the veing and fested in the construction of this organ, we find that the towed. In the system serving for the distribution of transmits it by the arteries, it evidently requires a ventricles are furnished with a very large proportion of water, we see also a variety of channels, some at the separate chamber for each of these purposes, and, on muscular fibres, which are also so arranged as to be ena. surface, others more deeply seated; we have also lesser | inspecting it, we discover that it is furnished with the bled to exert the greatest action and force in the smallest and greater streams; streamlets collecting and conveying necessary number of cavities suitable to these duties space, and with the least loss of power ; and the fleshy this tuid from all parts, then uniting together and form- which it has to perform. It has two receiving cavities, walls of these chambers contain a greater proportion of ing riveza, erincing in their progress a similar system of connected with the veins, and two forcing cavities com- fibre, under a given bulk, than any other muscle in the activity, and preserving like the blood án incessant cir- municating with the arteries. calation. The constant evaporation of water from the The human heart contains therefore four chambers, The right ventricle, which transmits the blood through surlas of the earth, saturates and surcharges the super- two of which are called auricles, and the other two are the lungs, does not require the same propelling force as imembent atmosphere, clouds become consequently denominated ventricles. The heart, as we have already | the left ventricle, which transmits this fluid to the remotest forned. These clouds, carried by the winds from the mentioned, is a double organ ; it is divided by means parts of the body, and on examining it we find that it is plats where they originated, are attracted and arrested of a strong muscular partition into two parts, and each considerably weaker than the left ventricle. by the tops of the lofty mountains, where descending in part is the engine of a distinct circulation. To enable In exploring the communication which the ventricles the form of rain, they constitute streamlets and springs, it to perform this twofold duty, each side of the heart maintain on the one side with the auricles, and on the like the branches of the veins, those streamlets unite into has an auricle and a ventricle: there is a right auricle) other with the arteries, we witness the same beautiful larger streams, which also uniting together form rivers, and a right ventricle, and a left auricle and a left ven-construction and arrangement as are evinced in every these, after serving a variety of purposes in the economy tricle. The auricles communicate with the veins, the other part of this wonderful organ. When the ventriof nature, administering to the wants of animals, and ventricles communicate both with the auricles and with cles receive the blood from the auricles, they contract diffusing in their course fertility and verdure, ultimately the arteries. The auricles and ventricles are so closely and propel this fluid through the arteries. Without pour their contents into the parent ocean, from whence, connected together as externally to appear as a single some contrivance to prevent it, the ventricles at each


ore surprisin such is achil, in a

contraction would also transmit part of the blood back | Cook himself? and that the numerous ves. I resulting from the impolicy of making preagain to the auricles : but on examining the passage by Icela I whalore and

sels (whalers and others) that have navi- mature disclosures, the following few par. which these cavities communicate, we find it furnished with valves opening into the ventricle, and which like gated the sea contiguous to such land for ticulars may not only gratify curiosity, but flood-gates open a free way to the stream in one direction, nearly two centuries, should have remained will, in a great measure, we trust, counter. and then close and prevent its return. We discover in ignorance of its existence?. Yet such is act the ill effects of garbled and incorrect also valves placed at the mouth of each artery, which

the fact; and it is equally surprising, that statements, which are beginning to find their leave a free passage for the motion of the blood from the auricle, through the artery, but which are so ar.

re so ar- the honour of its discovery should have way into the periodical press. ranged as to prevent the regurgitation of the blood into been reserved for the master of a small

en reserved for the master of a small

one of the ventricle on its relaxation. The two arteries and trading vessel, nearly fifty years after the lin the origin of an important discovery, k,

One of the evils attending mis-statements, the two ventricles contract and expand simultaneously.

question seemed to be set at rest by the that of involving the question in a labyrinth The number of contractions may be estimated on a ge-quest neral average as 75 in a minute; the left ventricle may unsuccessful result of Captain Cook's na-||

ansuccessful result of Captain Cook's na-of contradictions, from which in after be considered to discharge about 24 ounces of blood at vigation.* cach contraction; and the total mass of blood in the

times, it is difficult to unravel the truth.

In the absence of a more detailed narra-l in the present instance, too, as in former systenı may be calculated at 30 lbs. so that this fluid passes 552 times through the heart in the course of the

tive of this important discovery, which we

ch we cases, a meritorious and enterprising, though twenty-four hours.

presume is retarded for abvious reasons, obecúre individual is in danger of beina When we consider the mechanism of the heart, one would be led to imagine that from the complexity of Captain Cook first explored the Southern Ocean hed deprived of the credit he so justly deserves, its structure, its action would be liable to continual ob

tween the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope and New by probably adding to his native country a

Zealand ; consequently far to the east of the land now structions, and that from the extreme delicacy and discovered. In November. 1

discovered. In November, 1773, he left New Zealand, new source of wealth; the full worth of minuteness of several of its parts, that it would serve and employed several weeks between 180 and 90 deg. I which would only be truly known by its only for a very limited period of action. And yet this West longitude, and 45 to about 72 deg. South latitude; wonderful little engine requires no external moving

so that he never approached within 90 degrees (on the possession by a rival in commercial enter

was moving | Antarctic circle) of the new continent. The only paspower to excite it to motion, it will go on for the dura- sages.we think it necessary to quote from him, as illus

Pas prize, tion of the longest life without superintendance or trative of our present subject, are the following:

A Mr. Smith, Master of the William, of repairs; making 108,000 strokes in twenty-four hours,

| “In lat. 67 deg. 20 min. long. 137 deg. 12 min.” he

says, " while we were taking up ice, we got two of the Blythe, in Northumberland, and trading 2,365,200,000 in the course of a life not extended

antarctic peterels so often mentioned, by which our con. beyond the period of sixty years, having at each stroke jectures were confirmed of their being of the peterell between the Rio Plata and Chili, in endea. a powerful impulse to effect, and a considerable resist

tribe. They are about the size of a large pigeon ; the vouring to facilitate his passage round Cape

feathers of the head, back, and part of the upper side ance to overcome.

of the wings, are of a light brown': the belly and under | Horn, last year,' ran to a higher latitude
side of the wings, white; the tail feathers are also white,
but tipped with brown: at the same time, we got another

than is usual in such voyages, and in lat. IMPORTANT AND RECENT

new peterel, smaller than the former, and all of a dark 62 deg. 30 min. and 60 deg. west longitude,

grey plumage. We remarked that these birds were DISCOVERY OF A NEW CONTINENT fuller of feathers than any we had hitherto seen ; such

discovered land. As circumstances would OR ISLAND.

care has nature taken to clothe them suitably to the çli- | not admit of a close examination, he defermate in which they live. At the same time we saw a

few chocolate-coloured albatrosses; these, as well as the red it until his return to Buenos Ayres, An opinion of the existence of ap An-l the ice; hence, one may with reason conjecture thai peterets above mentioned, we no where saw but among

when he made such further observations as tarctic. Continent has prevailed ever since there is land to the South. If not, I must ask where I convinced him of the importance of his disa

these birds breed ? A question which perhaps never the discovery of America rendered us more will be determined; for hitherto we have tound these covery. On making it known at Buenos intimately acquainted with the figure of the lands, if any, quité inaccessible. Besides these birds,

Ayres, speculation was set on the alert, we saw a very large seal, which kept playing about us earth; nor, when all the circumstances some time. One of our people who had been at Green and the Americans at that place became

land, called it a sea-horse; but every one else took it for that led to it are considered, can it be called what I have said."

very anxious to obtain every information an unreasonable opinion. The vast quan

Again, in lat. 65 deg. 42 min. long. 99 deg. 44 min.

| necessary to availing themselves of a disa "I now came to the resolution to proceed to the North, tity of floating ice in the higher southern and to spend the ensuing winter within the tropic; if i covery, which they saw was pregnant with

met with no employment before I came there. I was Jatitades, justly indicated its origin to be in now well satisfied no continent was to be found in this va

vast benefit to a commercial people. Cap. fresh water rivers and lakes, at no great ocean, but what must lie so far to the South as to be tain Smith was however too much of an

wholly inaccessible on account of ice; and that if one distance. And again, the immense space should be found in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, it

| Englishman to assist their speculations, by of ocean, in the southern hemisphere, in

would be necessary to have the whole summer before us affording them that knowledge of his secret

to explore it. On the other hand, upon a supposition | the absence of such a continent, led to an that there is no land there, we undoubtedly might have which it was so necessary for them to pose

reached the Cape of Good Hope by April, and so have inference that that beautiful arrangement put an end to the expedition, so far as it related to the

sess; and was determined that his native

60s; and was determined and disposition of land and water, so con finding a continent; which indeed was the first object country only should enjoy the advantages

of the voyage. But for me at this time to have quitted spicuous in the northern, was overlooked, the Southern Pacific Ocean, with a good ship expressly of his discovery ; and on his return voyas,

sent out on discoveries, a healthy crew, and not in want and the equilibrium neglected in the south

to Valparaiso, in February last, he devoted either of stores or of provisions, would have been be. ern hemisphere.

traying not only a want of perseverance, but of judg. as much time to the developement of it is

ment, in supposing the South Pacific Ocean to have been 'These considerations led many voyagers so well explored, that nothing remained to be done in was consistent with his primary

n was consistent with his primary object, * to searcı after this Terra Incognita, and had proved that there was no continent but what must

| it. This, however, was not my opinion; for though I safe and successful voyage. particularly influenced the last voyage of lie far to the South, there remained nevertheless room! He ran in a westward direction along the

" for very large islands in places wholly unexamined : and

many of those which were formerly discovered, are but coasts, either of a continent or numerous

imperfectly explored, and their situations as imperfectly mat it should have escapeame observation known. I was, besides, of opinion, that my remaining that it should have escaped the observation

islands, for two or three hundred miles, of the circumnavigators of all nations, and in this sea some time longer, would be productive of forming large bays, and abounding wil

improvements in navigation and geography, as well as have baffled the laborious perseverance of in other sciences.”

the spermaceti whale, seals, &c. He took

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numerous soundings and bearings, draughts,

" Their manner of knowing whether a dog be

mad or not, somewhat resembles the ancient Gothic and charts of the coast ; and in short, did

custom of trying witches. The old woman suspect. every thing the most experienced navigator, “I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's

ed, was tied hand and foot, and thrown into the despatched purposely for the object of stuff."


water. If she swam then she was instantly carried

off to be burnt for a witch; if she sunk, then inmaking a survey, could do. He even landed,

deed she was acquitted of the charge, but drowned MAD DOGS.

in the experiment. In the same manner a crowd and in the usual manner took possession of

gather round a dog suspected of madness, and they the country for his sovereign, and named

begin by teasing the devoted animal on every side. 1 There is no species of panic which spreads if he attempts to stand upon the defensive, and his acquisition, “ New South Shetland."

| through the community with such rapidity, and bite, then he is unanimously found guilty, for · A The climate was temperate, the coast moun.

bears with it such terrors, as the dread of Mad mad dog always snaps at every thing.' If, on the

contrary, he strives to escape by running away, then tainous, apparently uninhabited, but not

Dogs. The approach of an invading army could

he can expect no compassion, for 'mad dogs always destitute of vegetation, as firs and pines scarcely inspire more terror than that excited by run straight forward before them.' were observable in many places ; in short,

A poor half starved animal, driven frantic by “It is pleasant enough for a neutral being like

me, who has no share in those ideal calamities, to

famine, and goaded to desperation by every the country had upon the whole the appear

mark the stages of this national disease. The terror

species of provocation and cruelty. Fance of the coast of Norway. After having

at first freely enters with a disregarded story of a Goldsmith has treated this subject with so much

little dog that had gone through a neighbouriog vilsatisfied himself with every particular that

humour, that we shall make no apology for the lage, which was thought to be mad by several who time and circumstances permitted him to following extract, which could not appear at a

had seen him. The next account comes, that a

mastiff rap through a certain towni, and had bit five examine, he bore away to the North and more seasonable time.

geese, which immediately ran mad, foamed at the pursued his voyage.

bill, and died in great agonies soon after. Then ESSAY

comes an affecting history of a little boy bit in the "On his arrival at Valparaiso he commu. « Indulgent nature seems to have exempted this

leg, and gone down to be dipped in the salt water. Cicated his discovery to Captain Sheriff of island from many of those epidemic evils which are When the people have sufficiently sbuddered at

so fatal in other party of ihe world. A want of that, they are next congealed with 'a frightful H. M. S. Andromache, who happened to be

rain for a few days beyond the expected season, in account of a man who was said lately to have died there. Captain S. immediately felt the some parts of the globe, spreads famine, desolation, from a bite he had received some years before. This importance of the commwicacion importance of the communication, and lost

and look and terror, over the whole country; but, in this relation only prepares the way for another still more

| fortunate land of Britain, the inhabitant courts hideous; as, how the master of a family, with seven not a moment in making every arrangement health in every breeze, and the husbandman ever small children, were all bit by a mad lap dog; and

how the poor father first perceived the infection, by for following it up; he immediately des. Sows iu joyful expectation. . Hii

“ But though the nation be exempt from real

calling for a draught of water, where he saw the -patched the William, with officers from the er swimming in the cup. patched me wham, With OMCEES om meevils, it is oot more happy on this account than

“When epidemic terror is tbus once excited, every Andromache: and in this stage the last others. The people are afflicted, it is true, with

morning comes loaded with some new disaster. As letter from Chili left the expedition, with

neither famine nor pestilence; but then there is a
disorder peculiar to the country, which, every sea-

in stories of ghosts each loves to bear the account, the most sangaine expectation of success, son, makes strange ravages among them; it spreads

though it only serves to make him uneasy ; so, here, nad ultimate advantages resulting from otomos resulting from

each listens with eagerness, and adds to the tidings it. with pestilential rapidity, and insects almost every it: with rank of people; and what is still more strange, the

with new circumstances of peculiar horror. A lariy, and, if we are correctly informed, a fully natives have no name for this peculiar malady,

for instance, in the country, of very weak nerves,

has been frighted by the barking of a dog; and this, detailed narrative has been forwarded to though well known to foreign physicians by the appellation of Epidemic Terror. - Ito .

alas! too frequently happens. The story soon is - Government.

* A season is never known to pass, in which the a lady of distinction.

improved, and spreads, that a mad dog had frighted

These circumstances begin On taking a cursory view of the charts of people are pot visited by this cruel calamity, iu one to or

le are not visited by this cruel calamily, w one to grow terrible before they bave reached ibe neigh

shape or another, seemingly different, though ever bouriug village, and there the report is, that a lady the Southern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the same; one year it issues from a baker's shop in of quality was bit by a mad mastiff. This account though Captain Cook the shape of a sixpenoy loat, the next it has the every moment gathers new strength, and grows more

Appearance of a comet with a fiery tail, the third it dismal as it approaches the capital; and, by the penetrated to a much higher latitude, and threatens like a flat bottomed boat, and the fourth time it has arrived in town, the lady is described consequently drew his conclusion from ob-ut carries consternation in the bite of a mad dog: I with wilde

The people, when once infected, luse their relish for all four, barking like a dog, biting her servants, and serving nothing but vast mountains of ice, happiness, saunter about with looks of despondence, serving nothing but vast mountains of ice, hap

at last sinotbered between two beds, by the advice it will be seen also that his meridian was ask after the calamities of the day, and receive no

of her doctors; while the mad mastiff is, in the comfort but in heighteving each other's distress. mean time, ranging the whole country over, slaver. 45 deg, further to the west of New South lie is insignifi

It is insignificant how remote or pear, how weak or ing at the mouth, and seeking whom he may devour. Shetland, leaving a vast space unexplored powerful, the object of terror may be, when once iMy landlady, a good-natured woman, but a little

they resolve to fright and be frighted; the inerest credulous, waked me soine mornings ago, before or the parallel of 62 deg. between that and

trities sow consternation and dismay; each propor- the usual hour, with horror and astonishment in Sandwich Land, in longitude about 28 deg. tions his fears, pot to the object, but to the dread he her looks. She desired me, if I bad any regard for west, He again made 67 deg. or therediscovers in the countenance of others; for, when

| my safety, to keep within ; for a few days ago, so orice the fermentation is begun, it goes on of itself; dismal an accident had happened, as to put all the abouts, but in longitude 137 to 147 deg. though the original cause be discontinued which world upon their guard. A mad dog, down in the west. Perouse ascended no higher thap | first set it in motion.

country, she assured me, had bit a farmer, who soon « A dread of mad dogs is the epidemic terror becoming mad, ran into his own yard, and bit a fine 60 deg. 30 min.; Vancouver about 55 deg. ;), soutg. 30 min.; Vancouver about ou deg. which now prevails, and the whole nation is al pre- brindled cow: the cow quickly became as mad as other navigators passing the Straights of sent actually groaning under the maliguity of its the man, began to foam at the mouth, and raising Magellan and Le Maire; and most of them

influence. The people sally from their houses with herself up, walked about on her hind legs, some

that circumspection which is prudent in such as times barkiog like a dog, and sometimes attempting passing as close to Cape Horn as possible, in expect a mad dog at every turning. The physician to talk like the farmer. Upon examining the Order, as they thought, to shorten the pas

publishes his prescription, the beadle prepares his grounds of this story, I found my landlady had it

halter, and a few of unusual bravery, arm them from one neighbour, who had it from another neigh:sage to the Pacific, are circumstances that selves with boots and buff gloves, in order to face bour, who heard it from very good authority,

the enemy if he should offer to attack them. In “ Were most stories of this nature well examined, reasonably account for the protracted pe

short, the whole people stand bravely upon their it would be found that qumbers of such as have been ried to which so important a discovery has defence, and seem, by their present spirit, to show | said to suffer, were no way injured ; and that of

a resolution of not being tamely bit by mad dogs those who have been actually bitten, not one in a bacen delayed. Lit. Gazette. | any longer.

I hundred was bit by a mad dog. Such accounts in


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general, therefore, only serve to make the people A POETIC LIST OF PREPOSITIONS,

[From a Correspondent.) miserable by false terrors, and sometimes fright the

(Including all of them.)" patient into actual frenzy, by creating those very symptoms they pretend to deplore.


Along, among, above, about, " But even allowing three or four to die in a season, of this terrible death, (and four is probably too

Against, amongst, concerning, out, large a concession,) yet still it is not considered how

After, at, behind, before,

HENRY AND HELEN. many are preserved in their health and in their pro

Below, beneath, beside, and for, perty by this devoted animal's services. The mid.

Besides, between, betwixt and by, night robber is kept at a distance; the insidious

Beyond, off, unto, over, nigh, thief is often detected; the healthful chase repairs

« Of walking comes: for him who lonely loves

During, from, within, and through, many a worn constitution; and the poor man finds

« To seek the distant hills, and there converse in his dog a willing assistant, eager to lessen his toil,

For, near, since, of, in, into, and content with the smallest retribution.

Till, to, with, without, upon, ** A dog', says one of the English poets, is an

Until, under, toward, on. honest creature, and I am a friend to dogs.' Of all, the beasts that graze the lawn, or hunt the forest,

I do love a solitary summer's evening ramble. Let a dog is the only animal that, leaving his fellows,


me recount some few of the thousand cherms which attempts to cultivate the friendship of man; to man

take the prisoned soul during such a ramble, and "lap Death levels all, both high and low,

it in Elysium." If the peripatetic sallies forth (as it he looks in all his necessities, with a speaking eye,

Without regard to stations :

haps with me when thus i recreate) from the noise and for assistance; exerts, for him, all the little services

Yet why complain,

smoke of the busy haunts of men; the first sensation in his power, with cheerfulness and pleasure ; for

If we are slain ?

of delight, which gladdens his heart, is the stillness him bears famine and fatigue, with patience and re

For here lies one, at least, to show,

the freshness of the air. How eagerly does he snuft signation: no injuries can abate his fidelity ; no

He kills his own relations."

up the while a kind zephyr ever and anon wafts it to distress induce him to forsake his benefactor ; studi

him, mingled with the fragrance of the hayfield or the ous to please, and fearing to offend, he is still an

honeysuckle. His eye then begins to expatiate lovingly

THE BEAUTIES OF humble stedfast dependent ; and in him, alone,

o'er all the fair profusion of is Glory in the Grass, of

Splendour in the flower." Q'er the chaos of witchine fawning is not flattery, How unkind, then, to tor

attitudes, in which the enchantress Nature courts his ture this faithful creature, who has left the forest to

wooing. How tranquilly does that eye repose on the claim the protection of mau! How ungrateful a Ludimus effigiem belli.”............ VIDA. verdant bosom of the new-shorn mead, where the return to the trusty animal for all its services !"

golden beanisof the sleepy sun are stealing slily through

some umbrageous mass of foliage. Hist! how lule GAME LVI.

lingly hums in his ear the careless song of the fickle Bee, that gay female Lothario! ranging from flower

to flower, and rifling from each their sweetsst kisses. The White undertake either to checkmate with the As he travels onward, he falls in with some silverRook's Pawn in sıx Moves, or with the Knight's Pawon haired rustic sire, who, with his brawny sons, is slowly. in FIVE Moves.

plodding homeward from their daily toil. With them is high converse holden on topics of agricultural erse

dition, until they reach the ancient grange peering forth (Lolli, page 554.)

from behind a stately belt of venerable firs. See the Poetry.

good dame, perched on the white paling, carefully folde

up the knitting which her fingers had been thrifilly Black.

plying, and hastens down to welcome their retur WRITTEN BY HER LATE ROYAL HIGHNESS

That half-scolding smile of welcome assures her hits 8 2 9


gry bairns that their supper has been some time in read THE PRINCESS AMELIA. it

nesg. Perchance it be Saturday night, and then, may

hap, the black-eyed milk-maid, as she trips along, mil Unthinking, idle, wild, and young,

chievously asks,“ Where's Wil ?" Will had stolen I laugh?d and danc'd, I talk'd and sung;

away to pay his weekly homage to some village belle And, proud of health, of freedom vain,

Merrily does the joke ring round at the expense of the

absent amorous swain, 'The rambler will return the Dream'd not of sorrow, care, or pain;

courteous " Good night" of this merry-hearted group, Oh! then, in those bright hours of glee,

most cordially. He will carry ere he pass the uncouth I thought the world was made for me.

bridge across the ripling brook. He will lean on its

| ivy-mantled railing; and as he gazes wistfully on the But when the hour of trial came,

abode of peace, the first impulse of his heart will be And sickness shook my trembling frame;

to exclaim, “Oh! that for me some home like this When folly's gay pursuits were o'er,

1 would smile."

The path leads through the pasture hey, where the And I could sing and dance no more;

sleek herd are browsing luxuriantly. Reckless is the Ah ! then, I thought how sad 'twould be,

stoical cow of his intrusion, she ceases not ber rumi Were this world only made for me.

nation, but just lazily turns round her honest front to stare at him with the sauciest nonchalance.

Now is the pleasant time.” The following elegant Stanzas were composed by a

«The cool, the silent, save where silence yields" to Student at Edinburgh, in a dream, after having

the mournful whispers of the night breeze, which vainly attempted something similar the day before. 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 floats along the trees tremulously, as though it were

loth to disturb what heav'n hath hush'd to peace." WHITE.

How solemn is that dead stillness! How awful the Oh! may returning light,

dim, religious twilight, which now is " shadowing Banish the mental night

fair the face of things." The fascination is consum

Which shrouds our King.

mate. All these varied spells harmoniously combine WHITE.


in plunging the " wanderer of the night" into a deliVay one bright parting beam

1 Pawn ....7-4

I Pawn ....7-4

cious melancholy reverie: henceforth he strolls, re. O'er his calm ev'ning gleam,

Igardless whither, “in heart-tbrilling medication Jost.

2 Pawn ....7--3

2 Knight ..6-8 Chasing the troublous dream 3 Pawn ....8-5

Away, away, Fancy speeds her flight; yet have I oftea 3 Pawn ....7-2

noted, that at such a sober hour as this, even Fancy Which shrouds our King,

4 Knight ..7-6+ 4 King ....7--8 will bind her wings with a cypress wreach, and loves Oh! may he yet rejoice,

5 Pawn ....8-6

5 Pawn 7-1 Queens better to hover nigh the pale lustre of Memory's "Te6 Pawn ....8-7+MATE.

flected light," than to pierce those dazzling realms of And hear his people's voice

“ untried being, which allure her morning aspirations, Salute their King 1 Pawn ....7-4

Oh, how softly, at such an hour as this, doth the me May to him yet be shown

1 King ....7-8 Linory of the sorrows which ar

inory of the sorrows which are past fall upon the soul 2 Pawu ....7-5

2 King ....8-S | Who hath not some such sorrow garnered in his “heart The tyrant's race o'erthrown,

3 Pawn ....7-6

3 King ....7-8 lof heart's ?” some tie of love or of friendship, broken While triumph gilds the throne

4 Knight.....6-6+ 4 King 8-8 or 6-8 by the ruthless grasp of death? Little do I envy that Of George our King. 5 Pawn ...,7-6+MATE,

E l man who knows not the luxury of brooding over the

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