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Why dost continue to live in such great |“ take heed what I shall say. Fortune hath | the beauty of these bright and new floring age ?" .

given us this treasure to the end we may “ O Lord !" quoth he, “ that I might but At this the old man looked him in the live all our lives in mirth and jollity. As it have this treasure to myself alone! There visage, and said, “ Because I cannot meet came lightly, lightly let us spend it. Who would be no man under the heavens that a man, neither in city nor in village, even would have thought,” continued he, swear should live so merry as I.” though I walked into the Indies, who would ing a great oath, “ that we should have met And at the last the fiend put it into hie change his youth for my age ; and therefore such luck to-day? If this gold could but I thought that he should buy poison to say I must still keep my age, as long as God be carried out of this grove home to my lhis fellows: for the fiend found him living pleases. Death will not have my life, alas ! | house, then were we in high felicity ; but it in such a wanton way, that he lusted to And thus walk I, like a restless caitiff; and may not be done by day, for men would say I bring him to sorrow : therefore he made on the ground, which is my mother's gate, we were strong thieves, and hang us for this hazarder determine to do the homicide, I knock night and morning with my staff, possessing our own treasure ; no: it must and never to repent. So he goes straight crying, dear mother, let me in.' Lo! how be carried by night, wisely and slily; there

ways unto an apothecary in the town, and I vanish flesh and blood. When shall my fore I am of opinion that we draw lots, and

prayed him that he would sell some poisoa weary bones be still ? Mother, with you he who draws the lowest shall run to the to kill

to kill the rats in his house, and there was would I change the chest that has been town with blithe heart, and bring us bread also a polecat. that, as he said, sles bis ! such long time in my chamber ; yea for and wine; while the other two shall subtilly canons a hair shrowd to wrap me in.' But she keep the treasure, and when it is night, we destroying vermin.

capons, and he would fain be rid of sech will not do me such kindness, for which will take it by one assent where we may full pale and welked is my face. Yet, sirs, think best."

| The apothecary answered, “ Thou shalt ‘it is not courteous in you to speak roughly Then he brought the lots in his hand,

have a thing, that if it be taken by any to an old man, except he trespass in word and bade them draw, and the lowest fell on

creature in this world, though it be no more" or deed; for it is said in holy writ, as you the young one; and anon he went forth

in quantity than a grain of wheat, he shall | may yourselves see, that ye should not rise toward the town. Now all as soon as he

anon lose his life; yea, he shall wither away against a hoary head ; therefore do no more was departed, the rioter who spake before

in less time than thou wilt go a mile, the harm now to an old man, than ye would a said thus unto his fellow :

* poison is so strong and violent." man should do to you in age, if that ye abide - Thou knowest well thou art my sworn Then this cursed man took into his hand so long; and so God be with you ever! 1|brother ; therefore will I tell thee thy pro the poison in a box, and went into the next must go my ways."

fit. Our fellow is gone and here is gold, street, and borrowed three large boltles, « Nay, old churl, by St. John thou part- and that full great store, which is to be and poured the poison into two of them, est not so lightly," swore one of these riot- shared among us three ; but if I can shape | keeping the third clean for his own du. ers. Thou spakest right now of that traitor it so, that it may be parted among us two, And when with sorry grace he had bikes Death, that slayeth all our friends in this had I not done a friend's turn to thee?" his great bottles with wine, he repaired country. Thou art his spy; and believe The other answered, "I cannot think again to his fellows. me thou shalt either tell where he is, or by how that may be: he knows well that the What need is there to say more? For the holy sacrament thou shalt rue it; for, gold is with us. What, therefore, should even as they had planned his death, even traly thou art one of his accomplices to we do? what could we say to him?" so have they slain him, and that quickly. Hill us young folk, thou false thief.” | “Shall it be counsel then ?" said the And when it was done, thus spake the

ki Now, sirs," then quoth this old man, first : “ If so, I will tell you in few words worst of these rioters : « if you truly wish to find Death, turn up how we can bring it about."

1 “Now let us sit and drink, and make us this crooked way, før by my faith, I left | And the other answered, “I plight thee merry, and afterwards we will hide na him in that grove under a tree, and there my troth that I will not bewray thee." body in the ground.” . he will stay nothing hiding himself for all "Now," quoth this wicked hazarder,

Jer, And with these words he took the bottic

and with these w your boasting. See ye that oak ? right thou knowest well that we are two, and where the pois

two, and where the poison was, and drank, and gave there shall ve meet him; and Christ that two of us shall be stronger than one. Look, it to his fellow; and anon there came upo hought again mankind save and amend you!' | when he is set down, that thou rise anon, I them strange signs of poisoning, and wity Thus spake the old man; and away ran and make as though thou playest with him,

perished. these 'three rioters till they came to the and while ye are struggling as in game, I

Thus ended be these two homicides ; a.. tree, under which behold they found well will stab him through his two sides; and do

also their false companion; and thus nigh eight bushels of fine gold forins. thou do the same with thy dagger. And

they find Death under the oak in the one They were so glad of this sight, that they then, my dear friend, shall this gold be

grove. sought no longer after Death ; but looking parted 'twixt thee and me; and so shall we round them, they sate down on the hard be able to fulfil our desires, and play at roots of the tree, nothing heeding the dice at our own will."

An extraordinary case of Dropsy in Montgomery

-Miss M. 'M. Downes, of Fir-Court, was tapos · uneasinegs of the seat, so eager were they Thus be these two 'hazarders agreed to the hundredth time on the 4th inst.; the disorde to be near the precious hoard. slay the third, who, as he went along the menced when she was only eight or nine years.am

in the whole 1308 quarts of water have been MAC “ Brethren,” said the worst of the three, road, kept rolling up and down in his heart her.

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confess it is not ove calculated to produce consider-court of the Knights Templars, and the conflagration of able dramatical effect. The piece, generally speak- Reginald's tower are grand and terrific specimens of the

ling, has been robbed by the adapter of much of its perfection to which the art of scenic illusion has arrived. (Continued from our former Numbers.) original inerit, and the dialogue retains scarcely a

elvaIt is perfectly useless to attempt a description of either of feature of resemblance to that of the romance, except estimated.' Our spirited managers must have been

them: they must be seen to have their grandeur duly IVANHOE.

in the scene where the Jew offers a ransom for him. I highly gratified by the splendid appearance of the house

self and daughter, whilst confined in the castle of on the first representation of a piece in which their taste DDDD

Torquilstone. In justice, however, to Mr. Soade, and liberality are so conspicuous. pece On the 2nd March was produced, at Drury-lane, we must acknowledge, he has afforded an opportu- Mr. Vandenhoff, as Ivanhoe, did the little his part ndle Drama in five acts, founded on the popular ro- nity to this energetic actor to produce a very con called upon him to do with his usual effect, except in

mance of Iuranhoe. The plot has, however, been siderable effect on the audience in the scene at Ce-the general battle scene, where he once crossed the stage he e materially changrd in attempting to adapt it to the dric's castle, where he tells the Templar bis dream, I in a manner resembling any thing as much as a hero in avrical representation ; aud the geveral character of in language so caustic and reproachful as to compel the

the midst of the strife of arms. He deserves praise for the Jew and his Daughter, who are, in fact, the only the villain to upmask himself, and make an unsuc

his strict attention to the costume of the age and of the prominent characters in the piece, likewise remain

order of knighthood : most of his attitudes in the comcessful attempt upon his life. To several other

bat with Reginald were also very fine and energetic. 08 only in part the same as in the original. The drama scenes this actor endeavoured to create an interest The best dramatic character in the piece is that of

commences by introducing the audience to the stern in the character, which it never cau be considered Benjamin the Jew, to which Mr. Rees did full justice ;

Saxon Cedric, and his family, during the accidental to deserve. From the acclamations which the piece his walk, however, was too nimble and vigorous, which e visit of the Knight Templar, and the Kaight of received at times, some would be induced to con- consequently detracted somewhat from the general accui Ivanhoe, in the disguise of a palmer, and the Prior clude it must be emiuently successful, but we cao-racy with which he pourtrayed the feelings and age of 13. uf Jourtaulr. The latter of whom, instead of being not help prophesying, that it never will prove pro

this distressed son of Abraham d aa animated picture of the jovial churchunan, dege- ductive to the ireasury of the Theatre, although Mr. Bass acquitted himself well, except in his last Berated, with several others in the original, into announced with much applause for constant repe

scene, which, indeed, required powers of a very high

order to do it justice, but in which he lamentably failed: cumplete insignificance. Although the tournamenttition.

his next representation will doubtless be more to the pure and its pageaut might have been supposed to possess

pose of playing. every possible attraction to the dramatist, yet, to.

LIVERPOOL THEATRE.

Mr. Younge's first entrance was good, and his look gether with its results, it is very feebly detailed in

and attitude highly characteristic: he also delivered some a conversation between the Jew and one of his hand.

parts of the text with point and judgment. waidens. (Miss Carew), who attempts to console him

TO THE EDITOR.

. I cannot conclude without expressing my regret, that under the supposed loss of the horse and armour, lent

the taste of the public renders it necessary to bring for, SIR, -On Monday was acted the tragedy of Romeo ward in a regular Theatre Royal these melo-dramatic to the Knight of Ivanhoe to equip him for the tourna

and Juliet mrat, bę ao air, which, tho'destitute of any original.

sort of pieces: this, however, being the case, the public Mr. Vandenhoff, who, during the last six or seven are in justice called upon to support them liberally when ity, proses in her hands an agreeable relief to the hea | years, had acquired considerable celebrity as the Mer. they are “ got up," in the magnificent style of Ivanhoe.

iness of the piece. The Jew is, however, agreeably cutio of the Liverpool stage, appeared on this occasion as Liverpool, 31st August, 1820. sorprised by the appearance of Ivanhoe, who presses Romeo. This performance, although occasionally very ma bim a compensation for his assistance at the languid, was enriched by some very fine and powerful A We are requested to state that the following scenes tournament; which is, with a liberality strikingly acting; and if in the love scenes he had not that enthu. are the exclusive productions of the pericil of M enor in contrast with the admirable description in the

siastic buoyancy of spirit, or that animation and tenderness View of Torquilstone Castle, by moonlight. origioal of the Jew's sordidness, refused. In the

| which they required, the scene where he is informed that Saxon Hall in Rotherwood Castle. føriber scenes we had to regret the absence of the and the final scene where he dies by poison, were so true sentence of banishment has been pronounced upon him,

Tournament Scene. Lady Rovena, the intended heroine of the original to nature; his tones, looks, attitudes, and action, were The following are the joint production of Messrs. Goore

Rebecca's Prison, and last Scone. romance, and in the subsequent parts of the drama, all so much in unison with each other, and so deeply and Harrison : Le Noir Faineant, is also onnitted. The wandering characteristic of the agonized feelings of Romeo; that Apartment in Cedric's Castle, with fire-place. . Knight Ivanhoe, who supplies his place in the siege I can only lament my entire inability to do justice to Exterior and interior of Hermitage. and destruction of the Castle of Torquilstope, in their transcendent merits. Every demonstration of apwhich he is assisted by Robin Hood and his foresters, plause which an audier

I plause which an audience could give rewarded the great
exertions of the actor.

The Ohio. in vain attempts to reacue Rebecca, the Jew's daugh:

The banks of the river Ohio were for. ter, from the hands of the remorseless Templar, who

Mr. Brown's Mercutio was by far the best our company merly settled by several warlike tribes of Indians, who

| in its present state could afford. His style, however, is were very numerous, and almost always at variance with having carried her from the flaming ruins of Tor- not adapted to the character i and in two prominent each other; and nearly all their battles were fought in quilstone, confines her in one of the castles belonging specches, his inability to do it justice was painhdly ob-canoes : the name of Ohio was consequently given sigto the Koights Templars, in which, after having trusive. 'I allude to the celebrated description of Queen nifying the War River; or, as explained by some of the werried himself with fruitless solicitations, he at Mab, of the beauties of which Mr. B. did not seem at all chiefs, the Bloody River; and by others the Stream of tempts to obtain his wishes by force, when the high-conscious; and the speech commencing

War. This explanation of the origin of that name is minded maiden, by her rapid Aight to the bartizan of

“Nay, I'll conjure, too!"

given by a traveller in that State. . . the tower, calls Heaven to witness her Aliaging her. The epithets, “ Romeo!" “ Humours!” « Madman!” Cutlery. A superb and unique article of cutlery has

self from the battlements to prevent her dishonour. “ Passion !"'“ Lover!” were spoken in a style more been just finished in the manufactory of Messrs. Joseph nas She, borever, very composedly walks dowp. At this nearly resembling that of an auctioneer reading a cata- Rodgers and Sons, Norfolk-street. It contains a thou.

moident, both she and her persecutor are takey into logue, than an effusion of wit and satire from one of the sand blades and different instruments, and is valued at custody by the Grand Master of the Knights Tem most brilliant characters of the immortal Shakspeare. one hundred guineas. As no description of ours can plars, and she is condemned to be burnt alive for

Miss Booth's Juliet is a very able performance, and I give an adequate idea of its formation, so none can of corcery, in having perverted the Templar from bis

was received with considerable applause : her prin. I the beauty and elegance of its appearance. The novelty

cipal defects were occasioned by her petite figure, which vows. The victim is conducted to the place of ex

of the design, the apparent excellence of the execution, gave to some of her heroical attitudes, which she doubtless and the great sacrifice of time which must have been ecution, where her father appears in a state of insa- | thought very striking, an appearance somewhat bordering made to bring it to its present state, are alike honourable nity, and betrays, the intenseness of his feelings by on the burlesque. Miss B. should be informed that a to the spirited house above mentioned ; to the ingenious numerous extravagancies, from which he is awak- Liverpool audience cannot relish a palpable imitation ; workman who made it; and to the Sheffield manufacened by the sound of a trumpet, proclaiming the and that Miss O'Neill's mannerisms are still fresh in tures, as a specimen of which it has been got up..Shefapproach of a Koight to contend in the mortal their recollection. Two gentlemen of our regular com- Held paper. encounter as Ibe champion of her innocence. The pany, who have lately joined, would do well if they atTemplar prepares himself for the combat, but in tended to the spirit of this hint. Poor Kean! and Mun. In the library of the College of Glasgow is the auto

den! raising his arm, he falls as if stricken by Divine ven

G. N. graph of the famous doggerel version of the Bible, by geance, to the earth. The Hebrew Overwhelms the

the eccentric Zachary Boyd. This singular man left a . We are at issue with our correspondent upon this large property to the college, on the

large property to the college, on the condition that they deliverer of his daugbter with the most grateful point. Genius is of no stature. Has G. N. never met would publish bis work, which they secured by pubackn

ne of

lisbing only a part of the Psalms. Boyd is represerted bis feeling, yields up bis life to the stroke of fate, which tells us

as having been exemplary in his private character. The and consigns his desolate child Rebecca to the pro- “ Pritchard's genteel, and Garrick's six foot high."

two following couplets will illustrate the merit of the lection of her future husband, ihe disinherited

work in a poetical point of view:

EDTS. KAL. kuight Ivanhoe.

" Was'nt Pharaoh a rascal

i That he would'nt suffer the children of Israel, with The departures from the plot of the original ro

TO THE EDITOR.

their wives, their little ones, and flocks to go out S Nance are too various, and generally, we must say,

into the wilderness, to eat the Paschal." Tery little likely to render the piece attractive or SIR-The scenery of thenew play of Ivanhoe is certainly Anccessful. Much was done to maintain the interest the most splendid ever produced on these boards, and must 1596 tavern licenses sssued this year at New York, of the character of the Hebrew by Kean, though we have occasioned a heavy draw upon the treasury. The being an increase of 80.

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* TELLING OF TIMBER.

To Correspondents. (Continued from our former Numbers.)

Mr. T. A. Knight has ascertained by direct experi- LOVE AFFAIRS.-A YOUNG BACHELOR, having in ment, that there is a striking difference between the

his eye, we presume, the suggestion of Z. in the 28th properties of spring and winter-felled timber, the THE NEWLY DISCOVERED LAND.

page of our present volume, has placed us in a very former absorbing much more moisture than the other.

critical situation, by his proposal. A sense of our own He is of opinion that oak timber would be much im

inadequacy to the delicate office, obliges us to decline ( Continued from our former papers.) proved if the cree, after being barked in the spring,

the situation of cupid's broker; and all we can do for was permitted to stand till the following winter.

the poor bachelor, is to give publicity to his letter, The land recently observed to the south of Cape

together with the hue and cry after his fair incognita,

It appears by a lecer received from an officer on board Horn, has no claim whatever to be considered as a

which forms the postscript. Has our correspondent his Majesty's ship Leven, that the experiments pronew discovery. It was noticed so early as 1599.

well weighed the possible consequences of the invitaposed by Mr. Barrow, of the Royal Military Academy,

tion there thrown out? But the map by Kitchen, whence he draws his con

Suppose that, at the very for correcting the effects of local attraction, have been

hour specified, there should have been sundry damsds clusion, anglicises the name of the discoverer, who attended with the best possible success. It is stated

walking in the said street, with parcels in their hands was Dirck Gherritz, a Dutchman, and he commanded that in a run of 183 miles, between the 22d and 23d

(no very rare occurrence;) only think of the predica. one of a squadron of five ships that sailed from of May, the error by the common reckoning amounted

ment our advertiser must find himself in should they Rotterdam in 1598 for the East Indies, under orders to 19 minutes in latitude, and 28 minutes in longitude,

all take the hint, and present themselves in the witch. to proceed by a western course, through the straits making an entire difference of at least 34 miles in dis- |

ing of their rival charms, to embarass and perplex his of Magalhanes (or Magellaw) and across the South tance; whereas the reckoning kept agreeably to the

distracted choice: then reflect a moment upon the Sea. At that period the Dutch, trade to India course, corrected by Mr. Barlow's plate, produced an

chagrin of the rejected fair ones, when they see this error of only 2 minutes in latitude, and 4 minutes in was in its infancy, for the first voyage actually per.

Young Bachelor throw the handkerchief to the . longitude. The particulars are stated as follow, place formed by them to the continent of Asia, sailed from

vied object of his choice. We dare not think of the by observation May 23:

consequences in a sea-port, which presents such as Holland in 1595, and proceeded by the Cape of Good

Lat. 38. 39. N. lon. 10. 58. W. by common reckoning. lities for suicide. If, contrary to our anticipere Hope. The above five ships having been dispersed

| Lat. 38. 58 N. lon 11. 26. W. by corrected course. no lady should take our old bachelor's hint, meter by weather, that which was commanded by Gherritz Lar. 88. 41. N. lon 11, 3. W.

to remind him, as a last shift, of Swift's “Cure fa was driven to the south of the Straits, to 64 S. lat. Similar experiments were made last week, in Porto Love,” which he may find in our present volume, where he saw a high country, with mountaius, and mouth harbour, by order of the Admiralty, by Mr. page 20. covered with snow like the land of Norway. He Barlow, on board his Majesty's ship Conway, (Capt.

P: We agree in opinion with a CONSTANT PURCHASER, ran about 100 leagues along the coast of this new B. Hall) and as this vessel is expected to visit vai us country; but discovery not being his object, he parts of the southern hemisphere, it will completely

parts of the southern hemisphere, it will completely as to the merits of the bagatelles to which he alludes, soon directed bis course to the coast of Chili. He,

decide the question of the applicability of this mode of | We feel much obliged to SYLVATICUS. however, was captured by the Spaniards at Valpa

at volna? correction in all latitudes.- Plymouth Chronicle. raiso. The whole of this voyage, which is detailed

The journal of T. R. although by no means destitute of

From the decayed state of the seats in Renfrew parish. l interest, does not appear to us to be well calculated in Burney's History of Discoveries in the South

! | church, the heritors lately came to the decision of reseat for our journal. The request of the writer shall be Seas,' is curious and interesting. The chief pitut

| ing it. In consequence of two labourers being employed attended to. was Wm. Adams, an Englishman, whose ship, from in taking out 18 inches of earth for the purpose of new sickness and distress, was obliged to steer for Japan, fooring, many curious and ancient copper coins have

The lines of a SUBSCRSBER L, are extremely defective and anchored near Bunga, where it was repaired, been found, chiefly in the reign of Charles II. William in measure, although he has the old excuse of a brbut also plundered and detained by the Japanese. and Mary, and Louis XIII. of France, and some others ther poet, who, when told that some of his lines were Adamas was sent to the emperor at Osaca, and is sup. supposed to be much older, but, owing to their being so a foot too long, replied that there were others a faut

short, to make up for it. posed to be the first British subject ever landed greatly defaced, they cannot with accuracy be decyphered. among this extraordinary people. He was treat| A number of bones have likewise been dug up, soine con

KOTZEBUE'S STORY OF THE SISTERS.-We bare siderably above the common size. There are some persons ed with great kiudness and liberality by bis Imperial

to make our further acknowledgments to " Your | in possession of teeth taken from a jaw in a high state of Majestý, “by reason," says Adams, ip one of his

READER," for his kindness in (translating for the preservation, of such a size, that, without being seen, the simple entertaining letters, "I learned him some dimensions would be past belief. There were also found

Kaleidoscope, this story from the original Germaid points in Geoinetry and the Mathematics, with other below a flat stone, on which were some rude engravings,

Kotzebue." It shall have an early place. things, and I pleased him 80 well, that wbat I said a dagger about 12 inches long, of very ancient workman: The lines on a Kiss, ascribed by one of our correspond could not be contradicted."-But poor Adams's use-ship, but so much corroded with rust that no ornamental

ents last week to Burns, and supposed to have been fulness cost him his liberty, for he was compelled to device is distinguishable.

then published for the first time, have appeared preremain in Japan till he died.

viously, as will be seen by a note from another cafe A ROMAN MONUMENT DISCOVERED.

respondent in a preceding column. We have also

been favoured with a leaf out of the Monthly Mirror EVOLUTION OF HEAT BY FREEZING. They write from Bosançon as follows: “ The re

of 1807, in which, page 152, we find the identical searches made by excavation at Mendrence, in the De

verses, attributed to ‘Trice Okey, Upper John-street, M. de la Beche has devised an ingenious way of partment of Doubs, have put us in possession of a fine

Fitzroy-square. It is not of any great important, showing the heat evolved by water during congela-Roman Monument, part of which already laid open,

after all, to ascertain the real author; and alw tion. He places a glass vessel, contaiolog in its may give an idea of its importance --This monument is

wish, according to the homely phrase, is to "pur 18 lower part water, and upon that olive oil, in a tem an Amphitheatre, which would contain from 20,000

saddle on the right horse." to 25,000 spectators conveniently seated. The walls, of perature below the freezing point of water. In this

hewn stone, are in the finest preservation.-Among other VOYAGE TO THE POLE.-We believe we hare already temperature, olive oil alone would freeze and thicken, I remains are found small bronze medals of Constantine inserted the Munchausen narrative recommended by but being placed over water, it is retained in the the Great, of Crispin, and of the younger Constantine. H, C. but will ascertain the fact before our next pube fluid state, in consequence of tbe heat evolved by the There are also fragments of pottery and of glass vessels.

lication. waler during its conversion into ice; and it is not The excavations continue.”

The verses of Philologs already acknowledged, are until the whole of the water is perfectly frozen, that

objectionable, from an occasional technical vulgarity, the oil itself will freeze. Bibliothèque Universelle,

HEAT AT BAGDAD.

apparently inseparable from such a subject. ID OLIK? xiii. 76,

respects they possess considerable merit and interest On the 26th of August, last year, the thermometer Inoculation for the Placu_Two of the individuals at Bagdad rose in the shade to 120° Fareuheit, aud | FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. - L.L. - A.L.com who have been inoculated at Tangiers with the most at midnight was 1089. Many people died, and the W.D.-JULIUS.-M.S.-MENTOR, and Eclirse

-XVI. virulent matter of the plague, and who had offered priests propagated a report that the day of judgment themselves to attend the infected in Maiorca, were im- was at hand. Journal of Science, No, xviii. p. 423. mediately sent to Arta, and two to San Servera, where

Printed, published, and sold infection principally exists. The Inspector of the Cor

Sherry. The name sec. corruptly written sack, signi. don was informed of their departure, and was ordered

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. fies dry; the sec wine, (vino sccoy prepared at Xeres, to furnish them with clothes and money. Their task in Spain, is called, according to our orthography, sherris,

Liverpool Mercury Office. was, not only to succour the sick, but to bury the dead

or sherry. In the manufacture of this wine, lime is bodies of those who had fallen victims to the pestilenc

| Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Mests. added to the grapes; a circumstance, observes Dr. Mac

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street ; Mr. This culloch, apparently conducive to its well known dry qua.

Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Pubika A small Island has lately been discovered in the neigh- lity, and which probably acts by neutralizing a portion

Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsman, hourhood of St. Maura, which is supposed to have been of malic, or tartaric acid.

Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-strect; and .. thrown up by the earthquake. A letter from Corfu

John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready moire y oël ju states that the English sloop of war the. Aid, Captain)

The sack of Shakspeare was probably sherry, a conjecture Smith, has been dispatched to examine it, and if it

which receieves additional strength from the following passage: 1 , . AGENT FOR DUBLIN

Falstaff. You rogue, here's liine in this sack too : There is no prove to have actually risen from the sea, it is intended I thing but roguery to be found in villainous man: yet a coward is Messrs. J. K. Johnson & Co. No. 1, Eden Quay, LOW to call it Lauderdale's Rock, worse than a cup of sack with lime in it: a villainous coward!”

Sackville-street,

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The Gleaner. | rounded by his family in unconscious en- hope and encouragement, seemed like tokens

joyinent of the still and rich sun-set. I of love growing more spiritual and devoted "!am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's was his guest the last time I saw him, poor | under despair; they were embraces hal

Wotton. fellow, in this placid happiness. We drank lowed and made sublime by famine. All THE CONVICT.

tea in the open air, and amused ourselves this was more than the poor man could

afterwards, I recollect, with reading the bear. The failing voices of his unconscious Robert Wilson was a market gardener. preceding day's newspaper which Wilson children were like madness-bringing sounds . Early in life he married a deserving young

used to hire for the evening. We sate out in his ears, and one night, losing in the woman, whom he loved with entire tender of doors later than usual owing to the de- tamult of his thoughts all distioclion be.. Dess, and by whom he had several children. I liciousness of the night, which instead of tween

liciousness of the night, which instead of tween right and wrong, he rushed forth and No man on earth could be fonder of his deepening into darkness, kept up a mellow committed a robbery. . little offspring than Wilson ; and they, on golden radiance sweeter than the searching! I shall never forget, as long as I livé, the

the other hand, almost worshipped their day-light ; for before the colours of the sunhour when he was apprehended by the e father, taking delight in nothing so much bad entirely faded in the west, the moon came officers of justice.

as in doing what he wished. Wilson was ap over the eastern horizon, and the effect! A knock was heard at the outer gate, not very wise, nor was he at all learned ; was divine. My poor host, however, did and on Mrs. Wilson's going to open it, two but his heart, which as I have said was full not seem so happy as usual. He had been men rushed by her into the house and of tenderness, told him with unerring instinct thoughtful the whole evening, and now seized her pale and trembling husband; that his children would be governed more

became more pensive ; and nothing roused who, although he expected and dreaded perfectly and with more wholesome effect him even into momentary cheer, except the such an event, was so'staggered by it, as to under the dominion of love than under that playfulness of his eldest daughter, a merry I lose for a few moments his consciousness of of fear; and his was indeed a happy family, I little girl of about four or five years of age. all about him. The first thing he saw on where affection, pleasure, obedience, and It was sad to see him, with his dejected coming to himself was his wife stretched at faith, (faith in each other) went band in face, striving to laugh and romp with the his feet in a fearful swoon, and, as he was hand. Wilson was well situated for passing child, who in a short time began to perceive hurried off, he turned his eyes towards her his life comfortably, ard rationally, his the alteration in her father's manner, and with a heart-broken expression, calling out garden being just far enough out of London to reflect in her smooth face the uneasiness in a tone half raving and half imploring, to render inconvenient his mixing in the of his. But their pastime was of short con- " look there, look there." .. :

squalid profligacies of town (had he tinuance. It was melancholy pretence. It would be vain to attempt' a description ID been so inclined); and yet he was not so There was nothing hearty in it, except the of the wretched hours passed by him and Fri entirely in the country as to harden him dance of the child's forehead-locks tossed his wife in the interval which elapsed be- into the robust callousness and ignorant to and fro in the clear moonshine.

tween this period and the time of his trial. vices of village life. He could just hear I soon found out the cause of this de-The madness of his utter d'espair, perhaps, enough of the “stir of the great Babel" pression. He was beginning to be pinched was less intolerable than the sickening agi

to interest him in it, and to keep his facul. under an ugly coalition, an increasing fa- tation produced in her mind by the air-built sties alive and awake to the value of his own mily and decreasing business. The gentle-hopes she dared to entertain in weary sucí quiet, and to the unaffected caresses of his folks living about the great squares did not cession, and which were only born to be 3: dear wife and children, which always ap- spend so much money as formerly in deck-soon stricken back into nothing. This is,

Peared more and more precious after he ing their windows and balconies with early indeed, a'ghastly and withering conflict. had been hearing, in his weekly visits to flowers and exotics ; and this was an im- The poor woman, after enduring it for three town, some instance of mercenary hypocrisy portant source of Wilson's revenue. He weeks, could not be easily recognised by aded false-heartedness.

bore up, however, with sad patience, for a her old acquaintances. There were no' I lodged two years in his house, and long time; till hunger thinned and stretched traces left of the happy, bustling wife. She Que often seen him on a summer's evening, the round faces of his children, and his moved silently among her children; her setting in an open part of his garden sur-wife's endearments instead of coming with face was emaciated and hectic; and her

bitter world, bec wife round his he door, and his little apply convi

d drive her mad, esime up, and, alarmed en stoler and I line

-, wut i have after she had a

eyes were red, with the constant swell of father that pretty song which you know tinged with searlet; she liked home best, because

there sbe was best appreciated and most wanted. | you used to sing to him when he was tired | tears. It was a mighty change.'

The sisters were to look alternately after the on evening The day of trial at length came on. Wil- on an evening. I am not well now. Look

Lam not well now. Look housebold, and Emma had soon accommodaled ber.

self to it; but when Sophia's Turo came, she ran son was found guilty, and sentence of death at me, my child, and sing."

indeed about all the morning in a very busy manner. was passed on him.

How sad it was to hear the child's voice and with the cooking book in her band, yet, some His wife did not survive this news many warbling in that dolorous place! I could

how or other, the dinner was always sure to be

spoiled, and she lamented the precious hours which hours. She died in the night without a scarcely bear it; but it seemed to have a were in this manner lost for music, or which she struggle. It was of no use to let the con- contrary effect on the father. His eyes

might have bestowed on the arrangement of her

dress: the good natured Emma often took the demned man know this. I knew he would were lighted up, and a smile appeared on care off her havds, and this became by degrees a never ask to see her again ; for their meet- his countenance. The song* was of love,

babit; so that the change of weeks was soon forgot.

teo. The indulgeut parents allowed things to go ings in the prison had already been torturing and woody retirement, and doinestic repose,

on as they would, and could not possibly be angry beyond endurance.. and the baffled frowns of fortune. While at their darling, whilst there was no assembly in

which she did not shine, no poet whom she did not I visited him in his cell two days before the child was singing, I left the cell to make

inspire with a rhyme, and no drinker whom her the time appointed for his execution. He some arrangements with the gaoler who name did not furoish with a toast.

She was particularly distinguished by two rich was silent for many minutes after I entered, was walking close to the door. I had not,

young officers, and when asked to which of them and I did not attempt to rouse him. At however, been thus engaged fire minutes, she would give the preference, she answered, " that

| is what I do not know yet ; I like them both, but I length, with a voice quivering under an before I heard something fall heavily, accom

shall prefer the richest this will enable me to make effort to be composed,' he said : “ Although, panied by a violent scream, and rushing my dear mother more comfortable, and I may also Mr. Saville, I do not request (I was going into the cell, I saw the unhappy convict

w ho unhonne convict I provide for my sister by intrusting her with the

of Columhe coor d inat to say I did not wish, but God knows how lying on the floor, and his little girl clinging joy at the filial sentiments of her beloved child, and false that would be) 'to behold, my wife round his neck. The gaoler and I lifted | Emma thanked her heartily for this display of sis

terly affection. again in this bitter, bitter world, because him up, and, alarmed at the hue of his face, In the mean time, the young men adored the such a dreary meeting would drive her mad, called in the medical attendant of the prison, handsome lady without disliking the plaio one, be.

cause she had always the good sense to leave them vet I think it would do me good if I could who soon told us the poor man was dead. alone with ber sister, who was still uncertain wbom see my child, my eldest girl, my little The account given by the child was, that she should make happy.

Edward gave a ball at which she was the oneen Betsy. I know not why it is, but I have after she had done singing, her father a

t why it is, but I have after she had done singing: ner Tamer and she tben actually thought she loved bim; bet an idea that her soft prattle, ignorant as she started, then looked sharply in her face, Charles arranged a party in the country, whereby

she attracted so much notice in ber splendid equire is of my fate, would take something away and with a strange and short laugh, fell |

page, that the balance was at once again in his from the dismal suffering I am to undergo from his chair. I suppose she had sung favour: this she called the wavering of her heart. on Wednesday. Therefore bring her, will him into a temporary forgetfulness of his

“ Were I in thy place," said Emma," I could

choose Edward." - Wherefore? Charles is quite you, this afternoon ; and frame some post- situation; that she had conjured into his as rich, and you must admit bim to be the land poning excuse for my poor wife. These, mind with her innocent voice, a blessed somer of the iwo.”—“But very flighty witbal, and

I have often perceived that Edward possesses mure dear Sir, are melancholy troubles, but I dream of past days and enjoyments, and feeling."_" As for that matter," quoil Sophia," tley know you are very good.” that spell ceasing when her melody ceased, feel both so much, tbat I hardly know how to defend

myself; but where is the bara of keeping them In the afternoon, accordingly, I took the the truth of things had beat upon his heart

a while at hay? their rivalry makes me spend my child, who asked me several times on the with too stunning 'a contrast, and it had tin:e very pleasantly."

Both sisters were soon after invited to a masqota road why her father did not come home. burst.

rade; Sophia intended to represent an Indian primo As we walked along the gloomy passages to

• “In a cottage near a wood.”

cess, and Emma was to be her slave: Ibe dresser

were ready; but their mother became suddenly illa his cell she clung close to me, and did not

and Emma would not go; Sophia did not take great say a word. It was very different, poor

THE SISTERS; A SKETCH.

pains to persuade her, and went alone: she enjoyed thing, to the open and gay garden about [Translated for the Kaleidoscope from the original wherever she stood, a circle was formed around ber.

the triumph of admiration in all its splendour, and which she was used to run.

of Kotzebue.)

Towards midnight she was engaged for the best The door of her father's miserable dun-1 Sophia and Emma seemed to differ as much in her, and said that his patient was very ill under

dance with Edward, when the physician came up in Geon was soon opened, and the child rushed character as they did in outward appearance ; but "My God!” exclaimed 'she, very much alarmed, but into his arms. “I do not like you to live the first was perhaps only produced by the secund. I still more vp

irst was pernaps only produced by the second. still more vexed," in that case I must decline." "10

Sophia was very handsome, and had the mis- be sure," said Edward, “and I shall attend you." in this dark place, father," she cried; "come fortune to be very soon told of it. She endeavoured | Ai that very instant the music began, and one of the home with me and Mr. Saville, and see to beighten the effect by talents which might give dancers seiz

talents which might give dancers seized her hand : she followed mechanically,

stability to her transitory advantages, and this yet saying, “ I cannot join, my mother is ill:" "Un mother who is in bed.”

would have been bigbly commendable, had she not do not deprive us of our greatest ornament," ioler:

contined herself to the desire of becoming still more rupted one of her beaux;" a few moments will not .“ I cannot come just now, my child," he

attractive in society, without attending to what make any difference.” She looked upon Edwards answered ; " you must stay a little with me, I might promote domestic happiness.

if wanting to be likewise 'entrealed by lim; and 10 and throw your arms round my neck, and She only sung in concertus, and studied none but the mean time it became his twento tirure axay: hi

the most difficult airs: she painted merely for ex- ueighbour pushed him, and he cast an juterrogalik lean your face on mine."

bibitions, and the most fulsome approbation, whe-| glauce at Sophia: she did not resist : the neighbour The child did as she was bidden, and the ther true or false, could never bring her out of pushed again, and on they went, finishing the dance

countenance, nor raise the blush of modesty on her without further explanation. After Ilat she would poor man, straining her to him, sobbed bit* beautiful cheeks.

certainly have set off forthwith; but she found herterly and convulsively. After a few minutes, Not so her sister Emma; slie had been rather self so healed, that a consumption would have beet

eve in her face roughly handled by the sinall-pox, and being con- the unavoidable consequence of a sudden departure he looked with yearning eyes in her face, roughly handled by the sunall-pox, and being a

scious of the circumstance, she could not even be she walked, therefore, slowly up and dowo the roulli, kaving, " Come, my dear, sing your poor looked at, without having every one of her dimples receiving compliments of congratulation and come

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