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doleuce, until she became fairly tired of them her. I came early in the moruing, and placed most costly , “ The day came, the place appointed, the lists proself. Edward saw ber home, and as they passed jewels before his bride: she started, but Sophia still vided, the scaffold set up, the Princes with their the kitchen, he perceived Emma standing at the more, because the jewels surpassed her owa. “They nobility of each side, with thousands in expectation; . fire, to prepare something for her mother; her fea. are well enough,” said Edward, “but nothing in forth comes the French champion, gives a turo and tures, eolivened by the blaze, appeared to him as comparison to what I hand you now." “ Emma rests him in his tent. They sent for Courcy, who charming as any he had seen this evening; and al. opened and found the wedding ring wrapt in her all this while was trussing of himself about with though her sister had thrown out some hints, that bill, which she recognised at the first glance. strong points; and answered the messengers, that if he was in a fair way for overcoming his rival, his Explanations ensued: the mother embraced her any of their company were to go to such a banquet, restacy had been considerably cooling since the last good daughter, and the sister tossed up her pretty he would make no great haste. However, forth he dance, and a veil had fallen from bis eyes : he would pose.

comes, gives a turn, and goes into his tent. perbaps have relinquished his conquest at once, had

" When the trumpets sounded to battle, forth . not his vanity prompted him to fancy that suplia there was a great disparity betwixt their two fami

came the combatants and viewed each other. had oaly been wowilling to give over because she lies: blooming children were to be found in the one, Courcy beheld him with a wonderful stern counte. ## dancing with him; but he had the courage 10 and lapdogs in the other.

nance, and passed by The Frenchman, not liking bring ber love to the test.

Emma lived only for her husband, Sophia only

his grim look, the strong proportion and feature of He waited outil the mother was quite recovered, for the great world: in that she sought an intoxi- his person, stalked still along; and when the trumand then he appeared with an assumed melancholy, cating indemnification for reality, as long as her

pets sounded the last charge, Courcy drew out his and stated that his latefather baviog been bondsman beauty made her daily surrounded by fresh admirers,

sword, and the Frenchman ran away, and conveyed for an officer of the Treasury, who proved to be a and as long as her husband's riches offered the him

e himself to Spain. Whereupon they souuded victory; defaalter, the fainily estate would be put under means for extravagance. But alas ! her charms be

the people clapped their hands, and cast up their sequestration, and might be ten years in clearing gan to fade, and the treasures were exhausted : she

caps. itself, so that he had heuceforth nothing to depend contracted debts, and he lost her jewels at the gaming opon but his pay: yet, added be, let but Sophia's table; they avoided each other, and met only with

" King Philip desired King John, that Coorcy love be the same, and I shall have lost nothing. He mutual reproaches. At last Charles left her without

might be called before them, to show part of his kad seen ber change colour when he began his story, taking leave, and was never more heard of.

strength and mayhood, by a blow upon a helmet. and it did not escape him how hard she now laboured Poor and helpless, Sophia now came to her sister.

It was agreed. A stake was set in the ground, and to hide her emotion. An anxious period ensued; She was cheerfully received, and treated with the

a skirt of mail, and a belmet therenn: Courcy drew abat she soon recollected herself, and laying at last utmost tenderness; but her conscience was less

his sword, looked wonderfully sternly upon the her hand opon his, she said, in the most friendly tender, and a hectic cough gnawed at her health:

Princes, cleft the helmet, shirt of mail, and the Aer," Mark ye, my good friend, I will not deceive no vestige remained of her beauty, and bitteruess

stake, so far in, that none could pull it out but bim. you; I am a spoiled cbild, and have a great many bad taken possession of her soul; incapable of en

self. Then the Princes demanded of him, what he wants; we are not living now in Arcadia, and we joying happiness herself, she could not endure that

meant to look so sourly upon them: his answer was : both know that the warmest affection will starve of others; and after having in vain attempted to

if he had missed his blow upon the block, he would without the needful: I have a truly great regard for create dissension betwixt husband and wife, she did

have cut bff both the Kings' heads. All that he yoa; but one ought to be reasonable: let us hence her utmost to torment the children and servants.

said was aken jo good part ; and King Joho disfurth live on terms of friendship." Wben her cough was but heard at a distance, it

charged him of all his troubles, gave him great Edvard certainly felt a painful sensation at this would immediately produce a gloom on the merriest

gifts, and restored him to bis former possessions in very candid declaration; but the effect was a good countenance, and her very same spread the alarm

Ireland.” ove, it cured him radically.

in the pursery : even tbe babes were hushed into “Some writers (Mr. Stewart observes) deny the He had perceived that Emma's eyes were bathed silence with an exclamation of “ Aunt is coming." truth of the above Darrative, because it contains in lears during the whole of the transaction; and al

some improbable circumstances. However, an inthe time he said that he was not so much grieved for

meuse sword, said to have been used by De Courcy higself as for his mother, he saw the needle tremble


on the occasion, is deposited in the Tower of in her hand, whilst she looked at him with the most

London, and the Lords of Kiosale are possessed of tender expression of sympathy and benevolence.

the right of wearing their bats in the King's preEdward continued to visit the house; but in order ON THE EXPLOITS OF DE COURCY.

sence, on account of the exploit, real or supposed, to give probability to his device, he sold his horses,

performed by their ancestor." and introduced retrenchment in every visible de

“Now we," says an Irish journalist, “have some partment

" De Courcy was accompanied in his adventurous means of corroborating this story. We have on our Sophia was not long in showing that she found exploits in Uister by the ancestors of the Savages,

table an old History of the Grandees of Spain, Do- bis frequent preseuce rather oppressive, and the Yordons, or Jordans, the Filz-Simonses, Ben

printed at Madrid in 1711, in which we find the she appeared so mucb the better pleased with that sons, Russels, Andeleys, and Whites. Manmer gives

above anecdote of De Courcy confirmed in every as Charles, upon whom she now directed the whole the following curious account of an extraordinary

essential particular. We shall translate from it at a power of her charms; indeed she drew the net so action, performed by the heroic De Courcy:

future opportunity. It qaotes several authorities ht, that he was almost continually at her feet. « Not long after, there fell some difference be-l for the facts narrated, and states, that the De Courcy imploring ber to make him the most enviable of|tween Johu, King of England, and Philip King of of Kinsale, on being required by King Jobo to ask norlals: she coquetted and plagued him yet awhile, France, for the right of some fort in Normandy,

. Normandy, some special favour for his services, roughly debat gave at last her consent: he was in raptures, who, to avoid the shedding of christian blood,

n blood, manded that his descendants should have the privi. ind the most magnificent preparations were made agreed of each side to put it to combat. On King lege of keeping their heads covered in his presence, for the nuptials.

Philip's part, there was a Frenchman in readiness. I and that of every future King of England. The Edward kept himself very quiet, but a singular King John, upon the sudden, wist not what to do

French champion, it further states, was not more Occurrence soon brought him into action. He re. | for a champion to encounter bim. At length one rude and insolent than was De Courcy himself. and ceived a letter from home, which included a bill of attending on his person informed him, that there

the privilege he obtained has been acted on by the 15€), that had been sent with an anonymous gote was Courcy in the Tower of London, the only man

De Courceys ever since, the new Lord always reguesting not to refuse the gift of a good heart. in bis dominions (if he would undertake it to an- l coming to court wearing his hat. to vindicate the Ainurk Lindled in Edward's breast: be Aew to the swer the challenge. King John joyful of this, seut right. The Spanish Grandees do the same. but drawer, aud asked, " Is this your draft "" “It is." the first year, the second and third time, promising they, however, assumed this right; it was not -For whom?" I have value received."-"By large rewards and rich gifts; and that it stood him

granted to them by any of their Kings. Their powhom?" "I am not to tell."—_“But it has been upoo, as far as the honour of his crown and king

liteness, however, induces them sometimes to depart sent to my mother." “ That is no business of mine." | dom did reach, to make goud the combat, Courcy

from the custom, and they usually expect some -“Will you tell me if I guess ?" "I will."_“Miss answered, very forwardly, (the which was taken in

royal mark of favour for the exception, which the Esoma." ' " Aye." Out rushed Edward, and not good part, in regard of the urgent necessity) that he

King as often grants." five minutes elapsed before he was with Emma, en- would never fight for him, neither for any such as treating ber to become his wife.

he was ; that he was not worthy to have one drop of She hardly understood his meaning, and could not blood spilled for him ; that he was not able tore

Illegal Act.-A more fagrant outrage upon law and conceive what brought bim to such a sudden conquite him the wrongs he had done bim, neither to clusion; he had long possessed her esteem, but restore him the heart's.ease he had bereaved him of; common decency we have seldom heard of: Lately was

married at Bedminster, Benjamin Gay, of English batch, never had she indulged in any such expectation. yet, notwithstanding all the promises, he was willing,

near Bath, to Elizabeth Hawkins, wife of David Hawa Their marriage was, however, fixed for the same day and would, with all expedition, be ready to venture

kins, late of Dunkerton, who sold her for five shillings, on which the other couple should be united, and his life in defence of the crown and his country.

and concluded the bargain by giving her to her new tbey prepared themselves with bocoining economy. Whereupon it was agreed, he should be dieted, ap- husband, at the altar. On their arrival at home, the

Em 'modest attire contrasted very much with pareled, and armed, to bis content; and that his bridegroom beat his daughters, and turned them out of the splendid dress of her wealthy sister, but Edwardowa sword should be brought bim out of Ireland. the house, to make room for his new purchase.

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On the banks of the Ebro as oft times I wander, | And oft on the shore as I silently roam, I think on my Mary, my sweet smiling infant;

I think on my wife, and the pleasures of home. Whilst oft on the fortress with hunger appalling,

And oft on the mountains by dire thirst opprest, I long for my Mary, to ease all my sorrows;

I long for my home, all its comforts and rest.
Par, far are those comforts, and far is my Mary!

But whilst at this distance 1 silently roam,
Believe me, dear Mary, believe that for ever,
I think on my wife, and the pleasures of home.


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Perchance at home on tenter hooks,
The least contended with the greatest
Who should come lounging in the latest.
But is not now the law, in letter
And spirit, altered for the better,
Since our fair Sovereigns' last Ukase:
Has peopled the enchanted place,

And force the crowd, ere midnight strike,

To do the very thing they like;
All, with their other pleasures, gaining

Perhaps the greatest-of complaining,

What sounds were those! O earth and heaven!

Heard you the chimes. half-past eleven
They tell, with iron tongue, your fate,

Unhappy lingerer, if you're late.
The following glimpse of Almack's, with the disap-

Haste, while you may. Behold approaches pointments arising from the infexibility of its fair Di.

The last of yonder string of coaches ; rectors, is very lively and amusing


Stern Willis, in a moment more 1 0! Julia, could you now but creep

Closes th' inexorable door,
Incog into the room and peep,

And great the conjuror must be
Well might you triumph in the view to the Who can cry “ Open, Sesame !"
Of all he has resigned for you!
Mark, how the married and the single

So when a packet hurries over
In yon gay groups delighted mingle!

From Calais, through the Straits, to Dover, Midst diamonds blazing, tapers beaming,

Her sails all set to save her tides Midst Georges, stars, and crosses gleaming,

And supper, on the other side ; xa We gaze on beauty, catch the sound

Wishing the force of steam were lent her, Of music, and of mirth around;

While luckier ships the harbour enter. And Discord feels her empire ended

Just with her bowsprit on the town, At Almack's, or at least suspended. lea

'Tis ebb; the fatal flag's haul'd down!

She sees, and sickening at the sight, Here is the only coalition

Lies to, or beats about all night. * "Twixt Government and opposition; Here parties, dropping hostile notions,

_Such is the rule, which none infringes, Make, on their legs, the self. same motions.

The door one jot upon its hinges Beauty each angry passion quenches,

Moves not. Once past the fatal hour, And seats them on the self-same benches,

Willis has no dispensing power. Where they uphold, without a schism,

Spite of persuasion, tears, or force, The Patroness despotism ;

"The law," he cries, “ must take its course".. The Whig for female power and glory

And men may swear, and women pout, As great a stickler as the Tory :

No matter, they are all shut out, For, mortals, happy you may be

"Friend, I'm the ministry, give way!" At Almack's, but you can't be free

“ Avaunt, Lord Viscount Castlereagh! Bent both in body and in soul

You're, doubtless, in the Commons' House To gentle, absolute control.

A mighty man, but here a mouse. Yet though despotic, why should any call

This evening there was no debate Its wholesome exercise tyrannical ?

Or business, and your Lordship's late Unlike all tyrants since the flood,

We show no favour, give no quarter, They only mean their subjects' good,

Herc to your ribbon, or your garter. What form is that which looks so sinister 2

Here for a Congress no one cares, la Willis, their Excellencies' minister.

Save that alone which sits up stairs." See where in portly pride he stands

Fair Worcester pleads with Wellington ; To execute their high commands;

Valour with Beauty. "Hence, begone! Unmov'a his heart, unbribed his hands.

Perform elsewhere your destin'd parts, See where the barrier he prepares

One conquer kingdoms, th' other hearts. Just at the bottom of the stairs, his

My Lord, you'll have enough to do; Midst fragrant flowers and shrubs exotic;

Almack's is not like Waterloo A man relentless and despoticala ben

Awhile lay by that wreath of laurels. . As he of Tunis, or Algiers, car

Cull'd in composing Europe's quarrels ; Or any of their Grand Visiers.

Secure, the war-whoop at her door, Suppose the prize by hundreds miss'd

In Britain's cause to gather more.” Is yours at last.-You're on the list. -

For the first time in vain, his Grace Your voucher's issued, duly signed ;

Sits down in form before the place, But hold, your ticket's left behind.

Finds, let him shake it in the centre,

One fortress that he cannot enter,
What's to be done ? there's no admission.
In vain you flatter, scold, petition,

Though he should offer on its borders.
Feel your blood mounting like a rocket,

The sacrifice of half its orders Fumble in vain in every pocket.

The English Duke, the Spanish Lord, * The rule's so strict, I dare not stretch it,”

The Prince of Flanders, drops his sword; Cries Willis, « pray, my Lord, go fetch it."

Compelled at last, ere break of day, “ Nonsense," you cry, so late at night

To raise the siege, and march away! Surely you know me, Sir, by sight.” " Excuse me—the committee sat

[ORIGINAL.] This morning." "Did they; what of that ? * An order given this very day, My Lord, I dare not disobey."

On hearing Lancaster Church Bells ringing a peal, a few • Your pardon.” Further parley's vain;

hours after the death of one of the Author's relations.
So for your ticket in the rain,
Breathless you canter home again.
Thus cur'd (and can th' expense be less ?)

Ring on that lovely peal again,
Are absence and forgetfulness.

Ring on sweet chiming bells, And say, do they abuse their powers

Whilst yet I walk the vale of life, 'Gainst ultra-fashionsble hours ?

And ere I leave these dells
Here once you walked your midnight round
In vain, no creature could be found,

For soon another note they'll tune,
Save a few stragglers in the vapours

When I am dead and gone :
From gazing at the walls and tapers.

The fun’ral knell they'll solemn toll,
Then not a dance could be begun,
Waltz, or quadrille, till after One ;

And then that peal ring on.
While, without music, friends, or books,


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sensible of the ill efter whimsical memory, was so truly

DR. RADCLIFFE'S OPINION OF A COLD. Doctor Radcliffe, of whimsical memory, was so truly

of a cold, that when he once met an old friend who he thought looked very ill, he eagerly asked him what was his complaint ? " nothing of any consequence," replied the gentleman, “I yesterday was overtaken by a soaking shower, but I have only taken cold.”_" Only taken cold?" said the doctors

only taken cold! Why what the dw would the man take, an ague, a fever, or the plague? A cold, my good sır, in this variable clime, is the parent of almost every complaint that man is heir to; and had the mass of society sense enough to guard against it, they would have so little occasion for medical advice, that three fourths of the doctors must sell their carriages, and ride two upon a horse."




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SIR, -Having observed a degree of rezligence in TO THE EDITOR.

" Love is independent of forms and ceremonies. These the exercise of your authority as censor; an authority

may establish affection, when it has once sprung up in which I was in hopes would have been exercised by "If gates, which to access should still give way,

the breast, but they cannot create it. Love is an affair you, to the correction and redress of grievances, and of of the heart, not of the head.”

Stecie. Ope bor, like Peter's paradise, for pay;

Junadvisable practice, new and old, I am induced to

offer some strictures upon a practice which I deem un. II perquisited varlets frequent stand,

Sir, I have read the letter in your last Kaleidoscope advisable; with your permission, therefore, I will And each new walk must a new tax demand;

under the signature of “ A Young Bachelor,” and as I assume your discarded office, craving pardon for such what foreign eye but with contempt surveys !

am, I believe, the young Lady alluded to in the Post- presumption. What muse shall from oblivion soatch their praise?" cript, I must entreat you will insert this in your next

Early to bed and early to rise, publication.

Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise SI-It is, with no trifling regret, that I find the

I was in Duke-street on Saturday the 19th August, was a maxim of the “ good old times," of which our above remarks of a celebrated poet apply to some little

at the time mentioned by the Bachelor with such nauti. grandfachers are continually reminding us: those times circumstances which have occurred to me, since my ar

would be d

ave passed away--the maxim also is slighted even rial in this town, of far-famed celebrity and public

is in me to deny that I observed I was noticed by a gentle from the first to the last among us. My observations, sprit. As a stranger, I must apologise for the liberty I |

man on that occasion. The homage of man is always however, are not directed to the first or to the last take, in requesting your insertion of the following regra

grateful to our sex, and I cannot say that I am altoge but to certain tradesmen, who, like their betters, are marks in your paper. I am, Sir, one of those persons

ther insensible to it. Indeed if your correspondent is in the habit of vexing the still midnight, not, indeed, called a citizen of the world; and wherever my fortune

serious in his wish to become acquainted with me, he with their revels, but with their toils. A few years leads me, I note, in my journal, all that is worth seeing,

may have that wish gratified on Friday next. On that ago it was the general practice to close the shops at and particularly the manners, customs, &c. of the peo

day I shall be opposite the Park Church, at six o'clock eight or nine o'clock; now ten, eleven, or even twelve pie I happen to be amongst. I had hardly satisfied the

in the evening. The distance from Liverpool will be is discovered to be soon enough for apprentices of fourcravings of nature, at the hotel where the stage set me

sufficient to prevent the intrusion of impertinent curi. teen and upwards, and their masters to cease from their dows, before I was roused from my lethargy by my ac

osity, but not too great for the zeal of ardent affection. | labours. This modern scheme of becoming wealthy cusumed curiosity; and, sallying forth, the first object I must take the liberty of adding, Mr. Editor, that

I must take the liberty of adding, Mr. Editor, that health and wisdom being of minor importance in those that attracted my notice was your Town-hall. I had if your correspondent meets me, I expect he will conduct enlightened times) is principally confined to a few of curreyed its external, and that of the adjoining buildings, himself as a gentleman; for though with a woman's our younger tradesmen, who, it seems, hope, by this in raptures of admiration: from the grandeur of these, weakness, I have consented to, perhaps, an indiscreet means, to get up a name for more than ordinary dili. I was justly led to expect that their interior must be of interview, yet I have sufficient spirit to check presump gence and application, and for having something to do. corresponding magnificence, and venturing in at one of tion, and too much self-respect to submit to insult, Accordingly one of these diligent Knights of the Counthe doors of that noble building, a few steps progress

I am, Sir, your humble servant,

ter may be seen, bustling about his shop with laudable brought ine into the company of a stranger like myself.

perseverance, an hour or two after those respectable After a few moments we gained admittance, and toge.

Liverpool, Sept. 9, 1829.


classes, whose good opinion he is so solicitous to gaini, ther passed through the different apartments, mutually

have ceased to journey to and fro in the streets. An admiring the elegance of the furniture, &c.; and hav.

acquaintance of mine is seized with this obliquiry of

TO THE EDITOR. ing had our curiosity amply gratified, we were endea

intellect; it is not often, during the light of day, vouring to make our retreat, but just as we were crossing

that I find him oppressed with business: his labour the threshold of the outer door, we were accosted by a

begins when that of others ceases it is then that his fernale of most respectable appearance, with, * Sirs, al SIR,The amazing powers displayed by M. R. in troubles come upon him_his hands are so full that he

rall sum is usually paid by visiters." Without a mo. his calculation of the time employed by the German | tinds it hard work to get through-he is finishing of meat's hesitation we each gave a trifting douceur, but at Schoolmaster in inflicting his punishments, brings to orders that he had not time to attend to in the day. which she did not seem much pleased ; conceiving, i my recollection the calculation of as able a mathema. It is nut easy to make out the destination of chese orsuppore, that it was not sufficiently ample for her attentician as himself.'

ders., I have reason to think that his labour.does sonietions. Now, Sir, allow me to ask a question ; pray

what resemble that of. Penelope; having caught him what is done with the money so collected ; do your body. During the time I was a prisoner in France, (I think

inore than once, uodoing at night what was done in corporate authorise the levying of such a tax ? Allow it was in the year 1809) an English groom was engaged best left to currece itself, if it was equally harmless:

the day! All this is sulficiently ridiculous, and were me to remark, that if they do, in my opinion it is very to ride an English borse (belonging to disgraceful; but if this money is raised for a charitable aid-du-camp to his then Imperial Majesty, Napoleon ;)|this silly affectation of diligent attention to business.

Perrigaux, but an ill-fated wight of an apprentice must share in purpose, it should be stated by those making the deal for a considerable sum, a great distance against time ; | The poor lad just taken from scbool, when eigbe or mand: it would then be given with pleasure, and with the calculator, according to his own ideas, proved to de-nine o'clock was probably the latest time of retiring out any parsimonious feeling. Having made our monstration the thing to be impossible, and therefore Escape from this fair tax-gatherer, and being pleased

rest, is now doomed to close confinement from an early with the society of my newly-acquired acquaintance, I atmospheric air in the space occupied by the horse and published a statement giving the cubic weight of the

| hour in the morning till 11 or as often 12 at night, the we agreed to prosecute our researches together, and with

consequence is that his health is undermined, and must some difficulty found our way to your Royal Institution ; with man, and which space, considering to be void of air, he

soon sink under this excess of fatigue... How ibis plan here we expected to have found some of that 'çivility thereby increased, and would have acted against the may perhaps have a tendency to put off the evil day concluded the power of the surrounding air would be

is to get up the name of the shop I cannot conceive: it which characterises so greatly institutions of the same nature on the continent, and latterly those in your own of the air would have onerated against the horse the horse at starting, and consequently the recurring force

predicted by Dr. Johnson, viz. That trade will desmetropolis;" but what was our disappointment, when, whole of the distance.

troy itself in the end, by reason of comperition ; it may

This account was published with upoa requesting admittance, we met with a blunt repul.

somewhat diminish the number of competitors, and great exactness and at some length, in the · Argus, or Sod; and were told we could not enter, except in the

Staus, of in so far be in conformity to modern policy and expe.

London reviewed in Paris,'a journal published in that cocupany of a subscriber.

diency." city, in English ; Le Journal du Soir, and I believe Now, Sir, pray allow me to ask what opinion do you

It will be alledged that taxes, rents, and bad times the think two strangers, thus treated, would form of the trial came : the horse started, and to the confusion and pinion do you others of the French papers. However, Sir, the day of

render every exertion necessary to the success of young liberality of your institutions. I had flattered myself discredit of the calculator, performed with much ease

tradesmen. All this is too true. Far would it be írom om the museum in your Royal Institution

me to cast reflections upon young tradesmen, did I beshould have beent amused,' and might have thought it in the wager. and considerably within the time, the distance specified

lieve that this new system was the remedy for these worth my while contributing to the same.

difficulties, or that it was likely to afford any equivalent I am, Sir, yours, &c.

recompence for the sacrifices attendant upon it. 11, Yours, &c.

ECLIPSE. instead of adopting this plan, the young tradesman A FOREIGNER & NATURALIST,

would study economy rather than ar, expensive show

in fitting up his shop, if he would suffer the like tica TO THE EDITOR.

nomy to pervade each branch of his expenditure, inAFFAIRS OF THE HEART.

stead of weakly affecting an appearance above his

means, he might safely sacrifice the profits of his late TO THE EDITOR. *

SIR, I understand it has been customary heretofore bours, (if indeed there be any profies); he might find for the parish to afford relief to the wives and children his account in taking niy text as his guide to health,

of seamen, when they are absent, in case of real neces.wealth, and wisdom; he would find it to be wisdom SunThe lady that had the honour of attracting the sity. The money so paid, I am informed, is mostly re- to secure to himself willing and toithful servants, a notice of a “ Young Bachelor," on Saturday afternoon covered by deducting it from their wages when they point of the greatest importance, one too, wbich a last, presents ber compliments to the Editor of the Ka., arrive here; however, the late discussions having arisen | hard master never can secure.

· CENSOR. eidoscope, and begs he will have the goodness to inquire, on economy, the parish-officers have thought preper, in

his next publication, whether she is correct in guessa general, to refuse giving any assistance to the persons The the initials of his name to be J. S.; if not, the near I have named; several instances have come within my! A robber, dressed in the shape of the devil wich

Klaring the bears to the derson alluded to. will | knowledge where the poor women have been in extreme horns, tail, &c. lately made an attempt to rob a farnier peak more in his favour with her, than all he has said

and unavoidable distress. Hoping, Mr. Editor, that our at York, in Pennsylvania ; but by the assistance of a

parish-officers will not be led by economical motives, in ius candid description of himself.

pedlar, who happened to lodge there on the night et L'INCONNUE. to deny relief to misery and want.

the attempt, his satanic majesty was secured, apd puri Liverpool, September 7, 1820.

I am, &c. C.S. B. irons, to await his trial.

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Natural History.


| above 500,000, the flounder more than 1,000,000, and in the vicinity of Preston; where they propose to purthe cod more than 9,000,000 of eggs..

sue the truly liberal rystem of philosophical education The design of the great Creator in such an amazing recommended by Dr. Darwin, and the first writers of OBSERVATIONS ON FISK.

| increase is certainly to furnish food for many of the the last century.

feathered, as well as the finny tribes; and yet to allow For particulars, the public are referred to Dr. D.'s Fish are supposed not to possess the senses in the enough of each species to remain for its preservation, system of female education ; and for terms, to the same degree of perfection as other animals. Their and for the annual renewal of the same beneficent pur ingenious Miss *••*. All sorts of masters are sense of feeling appears not to be acute, Whether poses. That mankind have their full share of the provided for the indispensible accomplishments of tige they can smell at all is doubtful; and that they do not abundance produced by this vast propagation, the fol- sic and drawing. Botany and chemistry are explained possess the sense of taste, or have it in an imperfect lowing facts may prove: a vessel catches upon the to the young ladies by a very ingenious pupil of Dr. degree is probable, because the palate of mosë fish is great bank of Newfoundland from 50 to 40,000 cod. | Beddowes. Mademoiselle G. berself will instruct them hard and bony, and consequently they are incapable of fish in one voyage. Sometimes 80 barrels of herrings, in the French, English, and Italian grammars; and Mir relishing different substances, and they swallow their each

wallow their each containing from 5 to 800 fish, are taken by the w. in writing, moral and experimental philosophy, food without mastication. Whether fish possess the boats of a single vessel near the western islands of geometry, and the use of the globes. Skatine and sense of bearing is a disputed point. I am rather in Scotland. But this number will appear small, if com- swimming in all their various branches, will be tapaht. clined to think they do not. 'Monroe, Hunter, and I pared with the following account of pilchards caught if required, by an emigrant from the Baltic. Every Cuvier, have claimed the merit of discovering the or upon the coasts of Cornwall. Mr. Pennant says, Dr. attention is paid to the health and appearance of the cane of hearing in some fishes, but observation seems | Borlasse assured him that on the 5th October, 1767, | young ladies. loflated beds and pillows for the rise of to oppose their theories with respect to fishes in general. there were at one time inclosed in St. Ives' Bay, 7000 che seminary as a proper distance from the walls : also Mr. Gowan, who kept some gold fishes in a vase, in-hogsheads of pilchards, each hogshead containing oxigen and hydrogen gas, and cow stables, elegantly torms us, that whatever noise he made he could not dis- | 35,000 fish, in all 245 millions.

fitted, for the use of such scholars as may be subject turb them. He ballooed as loud as he could, putting a

pulmonary complainte. piece of paper between his mouth and the water, to pre

Any form of religion which a parent may be parcial vent the vibrations from affeeting the surface, and the

to, will be taught, if desired, by a ci-devant General in fishes still seemed insensible; but when the paper was

the French service, who has resided nine months in removed, and the sound had its full play upon the water,

England, and has impartially considered the subject in the fisbes seemed instantly to feel the change, and


a philosophical and unsophisticated light. shrinked to the bottom. From this we may learn,

A Persian master is engaged to qualify young ladia that fishes are as deaf as they are mute, and that when

Capt. Courtois, who commanded an American ves

for the intense climate of India; and no efforts will be they seem to hear the call of a whistle or bell at the

omitted, on the part of the teachers, to facilitate their sel lost at sea in January last, has published a nar. edge of a pond, it is rather the vibration that affects

| exportation, or to render them every desirable accoftithe water, by which they are excited, than any sounds rative of the circumstances that attended the loss of

plishment suited to tbis country. * that they hear. The sight is the most perfect of their the ship, which reflects infinite credit on the inhabit.

N.B.-Safe cosmetics to be procured for the use of senses, and this seems to supply their want of others. ants of Poole, for their kind and humane treatment the societyand fine h

the society : and a fine bear killed once a quarters They leap out of the water to catch the smallest flies towards him and his crew. It appears that the Gowland's lotion and Olympian dew contracted for by in a summer evening, when it is so dark that we cannot American vessel, the Two Generals, sailed from the year or quarter, if required. discern them. The angler need not employ half his Charleston in January, and vn the 25th of that Guitars, pandean pipes, Jews and German barp, ingenuity either with respect to tackle, or baits, or of month, after encountering several successive cales. castanets, fiddles, bassoons, viols, trumpets, and all sorts caution in fishing, if he had not their quick eyes to yes to it was discovered at six in the evening, that a leak

of wind and other instruments lent out on the most contend with. Yet it is probable fish can see objects was gaining so fast on the ship, that she must sink

reasonable terms; and the society will receive visits ! only at a short distance, as the crystalline humour of

health from Dr. Climax, an eminent student from their eyes is quite round, like that of persons who u the course of an hour. At this moment, says

Aberdeen are near-sighted. You must have observed this hu- captain Courtois, “A blessed Proridence inter

Pila Albani, near Preston, mour: it is like a pea; it is hard when boiled, but in fered ; a sail was discovered about eight miles dis

Lancashire. the natural state it is transparent and soft as jelly. tant, which was not seen before froin the darkness

Many fish live only on the vegetable productions of We hoisted our signal of distress, and directed our the water, but in general they devour their own species, course towards her; as soon as she perceived us, she other animals, or insects, or the spawn of ocher fishes. backed her main.topgail and waite backed her main-topsail and waited for us. She

LITERARY TRIFLING. Crabs and other shell fish are often found in the maw

proved to be the brig George, of Poole, capt. Grosof a cod, and rats and even ducks have been found in

sard, from Newfoundland, bound to Poole, capt. G.). Some Literary lounger with more enthusiasm pas the stomach of a pike. The long apparent abstinence that some fish have been known to undergo, or rather

nu sooner heard our tale of distress, than he not only bably than common sense, has been at the pains the small quantity or the peculiar nature of the food offered to receive us on board his vessel, but he ran | make the following calculation :

SHAKSPEARE'S PLAYS, they had to support them, have induced some persons bimself to assist us, humanely advising us to be to believe, that they can derive nourishment from quick, as another tremendous gale was then coming Containing the exact number of lines comprised in water only; no kind of food is found in the stomachon. We then abandoned the ship, she having mine ench of the admired Plays of our immortal Bard, of a salmon, and no bait will tempt a herring or a char. feet of water in her. The captain, passengers, and who we must observe, was rather unfortunate in But they may all derive considerable support from the crew of the brio received us in a manner that will living at a period when authors were paid by the like, myriads of minute insects, which we know to abound ever be remembered with the warmest gratitude.

or his rewards would doubtless exceed even those in fresh and salt water, and which, taken in continually,

|“ the Ariosto of the North.” When arrived at Poole, we were received with much

In this calculation, www and digested almost as soon as taken, would discover

is made from Bell's Edition, we have not included . compassion by many gentlemen, particularly Mr. R. little or nothing in their stomachs.

of his Poems, which were, however, of considerar Although the duration of the life of fish is not accu.

Slade, the owner of the brig George. ' Too much length.

| cannot be said in his favour. He conducted myself, | Winter's Tale ......... 3343 King Henry IV Part II 320 rately ascertained, yet some are known to reach a great cannot be said in his favour. He conducted my age.' Gesner asserts, that a pike was taken at Hail- wife, and daughter, to his bouse, and introdu brun, in Swabia, in 1497, with a brass ring affixed to us to bis family. My wife having lost her trunk, Comedy of Errors..... 1807 Henry vi. Part I......" it, proving it to be 267 years old: and a carp has been she was supplied with every thing she stood in need | Measure for Measure 2914

Part II..... known to live above a hundred years. If the scale of of by Mrs. Bishop. The whole family were profuse Tempest................. 2245

Part III.... 9918 a fish be examined through a microscope, it would be in their kindness, and Mr. Slade requested us to Merchantof Venice... 2709' Richard 111.........**** found to consist of a number of circles, one circle within

make what use of his house we wished. A sub-Love's Labour Lost... 2814 Henry Vill.. another, in some measure resembling those that appear scription was formed for our relief by this bumane

Much ado about No. Hamlet. upon the tranverse section of a tree. You must reckon

thing ............... 2787 Macbeth ......... one circle for every year of a fish's life. By this method gentleman (himself and family at the head of it),

As you Like It......... 2780' Othello ............. Buffon computed a carp, the scales of which he ex. and we soon were enabled to pay our expenses incur

enses incur- | Taming of the Shrew 2285, Timon of Athens...... amined, to be a hundred years old.

red at Poole, to proceed from thence to Portsmouth, | Merry Wives of Wind. Antony and Cleopatra 350 You must not let the astonishing fecundity of fishes and theoce to Havre. My crew were put in a board.

sor .................. 2829 King Lear ........... escape your observation. M. Petit, of Paris, founding-house by the officers of the Poor-house, who | Two Gentlemen of Ve Cymbeline ..... that the roe of a carp 18 inches long, weighed 8 oz. 2 defrayed all expenses incurred for board, and also

rona ............... 2306 Coriolanus ........**** drams, which makes 4752 grains, and cbat it required paid their passage to Cowes."

King John.............. 2039 Julius Cæsar.........***


3057 72 eggs of this roe to make up the weight of one grain,

Richard 2d ............. 2794 Romeo and Juliet..." which gives a produce of 342,144 eggs contained in

Midsummer Night's Titus Andronicus...* this one fish. The tench is more prolific than the


Dream .............. 2182 Troilus and Cressida : carp, and many other fish are remarkable for their

All's Well that Ends . fecundity,

(From the Globe of Jan. 1799.)

Well ................ 3094
Sincement of the comparative fecundity of Fish :

King Henry IV Part I. 3116
Percb.......28,323 Spawns | Roach...... 81,586 Spawns! Mademoiselle Grignow and Miss Wilhelmina Win-

kins, having seen and lamented with regret the inade. There are now growing at Odcombe, in the bas Your astonishment will be increased, when you ex-quate state of education in this country, respectfully of Mr. Benjamin Ridout, three single scalks tend your observations to sea fish. Take the following inform their friends and the public in general, cbat chey bearing respectively 22, 21, ånd 19 ears, each m climax of increase as calculated by Lewenboeck, a have removed their society of young ladies from Mar from tive to twelve inches in length, and they all yery accurate naturalist. The mackarel produces ket-lane, London, to a commodious and airy situation ceed from the top part of the stalks.

........ 2608 Henry



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Scientific Records.

| slave to the strongest possible likelihood of being matists. As a poem, Virginius has many genuine hanged. On Cedric's attempt to escape, Ulrica passages such as the speeches of the father in the

stops him, as in the novel; but with an appearance forum—the misgivings of the innocent girl-and the (Continued from our former Numbers.)

and language more in nature than that of the origi- whole courtship of the lovers, which is a rare inFURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE LATE OPENING nal hag, whose language and look are all through stance of the

| nal hag, whose language and look are all through stance of the union of scenic effect with delicate OF THE UNION CHAIN BRIDGE OF SUSPENSION demoniac. Front de Bauf makes perpetual court loveliness of fancy. OVER THE TWEED, NEAR BERWICK,

to Rebeccu, perhaps too much iu the style of lover The past season will be also well-remenihered by

rather than of tyrant, aud Rebecca seems almost the lovers of the drama, as having shown to the The river itself was covered with different parties ready to accept him, but for some chance interrup-world the sources of Mr. Macready's genius, which in boats, its northern banks exhibited lines of car

tion. This we conceive heresy against the essentials before were bidden, or only guessed by a few attenmages, horsemen, and pedestrians, booths, and other

of the story. In her danger, she is saved by the tive observers. No performer, within our memory, places for refresbmeats, while the precipitous decli

suggestion of Front de Bauf to demand a champion, bas succeeded in spite of such formidable obstacles. vity on the south, occupied by pomerous groups

ooth occupied by numerous groups and the Templar himself offers to defend her, and His appearance had not the freshness of noveltypicturesquely scattered on its surface, produced the oppressur is at least balf a hero. But the he had often been seen in a variety of inferior and the most delightful effect. A little after noon, stronger jospiration prevails, Front de Bauf stands often disagreeable characters-and, except in a very Capt. Browo, ihe inventor. crussed and re-crossed forth the champion of his Order, and the luckless | few instances, bad acted parts of mean malignitv. the bridge in a tandem, followed by a number of Jewess is kept in formidable suspense until Ivanhoe oot only beneath, but wholly unsuited to his powers. loaded carts, amidst the loud cheers of the multitudes comes in with trumpets sounding, beats the cham. His performance of Rob Roy first showed the cordia assembled, while the bands of the Berwickshire pion to the ground, and then spares his life at the ality and nobleness of his spirit, and that of MorMilitia, and the Northumberland Local Militin,

intercession of the lady. The rest is clamour, fight-daunt in the Steward, the intensity of bis passion. played * God sare the King." Soon afterwards, ing, threatening, the assault of a castle, and the ex. But these were prose parts at the best ; and success the Trustees of the Berwick roads, and a large

posure of Ulrica vo the summit of a blazing tower, in them was no proof of capability to succeed party of gentlemen, with the Earl of Home at ibeir where it seemned extremely doubtful whether she was in Shakspeare's priacipal characters.--His allempt head, preceded by the bands playing the King's

to be burot up by the conflagration, or crushed to to play Richard' was adventrvus almost without Anibem, crossed from the northern to the sonthern

atoms by the fall. Ivanhoe, after the assault, raises parallel- from the great excellence of Mr. Kean in ead of the bridge, and returned, giving three cheers

bis visor, is reconciled to his father, and receives the part, and from tbe violent feeling of exclusive at each side of the Tweed. The ceremony, bere

the hand of his fair mistress. The heroines are two; attachment which so many cherished towards eaded, and the strepgth and 6tness of the beautiful | Rowena and Rebecca ; but the former bad ouly a that admirable performer. Yet he triumphed over structure being thus ascertained, the barriers were

trifling portion of the Drama's singing to sustain, prejudice and party; gave to this often-repeated removed, and the public permitted to pass. Au wluch she did with the usual sweetness of Miss character the air of novelty; and necessarily with. the rank, beauty, and fashion of the borders, were

Stephens. The greater share of the attraction must out aid from any other actor, reudered ihe play at. diserabled on tbis occasion, .

be divided with the scenery. The Moou-light forest, tractive for nine or ten nights, at a period wheu Amongst the gentlemeu present, we observed and the interior of Cedric's bouse, were excelleot. theatrical enthusiasm was comparatively feeble. la Professor Leslie, of Ediuburb. and several other | But the master-piece of scene aud pageant was the Coriolanus, the fresh recollection of past greatness gentlemen of science, who admired very mucb tbis convocation of the Templass for Rebecca's trial. presented almost as severe an obstacle, as the admi. curious specimen of the arts, so nicely adjusted in The long procession of the Kuigbts in their snowy | ration of présent excellence in Richard ; for an atall its parts, while at the same time, they considered robes and scarlet plumage, with their bangers and tempt so Noon after Mr. Kemble's retirement, to it in a national point of view. of much importance. shields overshadowiog and glittering round them, embody the part which the imagination identified This bridge is only to cost £5000: a stone bridge at the royal state of the Grand Master, and the splen- | with him, was regarded as little less than sacrilege : the same place would have cost upwards of £20,000. dour of the seated court, were among the finest dis- Mr. Macready, however, so skilsully brougbt out the and it possesses this superiority over a stone bridge plays of the stage.

more human of traits of the character the young that, from having no pillars or support in the middle

partrician enthusiasm--the filial love the swelling of the water, it will not be liable to be swept away

and noble contempt of base disguise and the terby the floods of the river. It is obvious, therefore, VIRGINIUS AND MACREADY.

rible struggle of affection with pride_that he gave that bridges of this nature will become general

a new striking idea of the part, whithout disturbing throughout the island.

that which his great predecessor had bodied forth The extreme length of the suspending chains

(From the New Monthly Magazine.) with equal rividness and majesty. His Macbeth from the point of junction, on each side of the

also was an attempt of great peril; because he had Tweed, is 500 feet; from the stone abutments, or

not only the long shadows cast by Mr. Kemble's towers, 432. The platform or roadway, is 360.

Covent Garden Theatre closed on Monday the

fame to cross his path, but was unaided by any supThe height of the bridge above the surface of the | 17th of July, when an address of thanks-neatly

port in Lady Macbeth which could beighten the Tires, is feet. The weight of the cbains, platform, worded, but not very particular in allusion-was

attraction; aud the play, witb all its uneartby gran. delivered by Mr. Fawcett. Tbere were at least two deur, is a fearful weight for one individual to sos. &c. is about 160 tons; but the bridge is calculated lo sapport 360 tons, a greater weight than ever, in grounds on which the inanagers might have built a

tain. Yet here his bewildered air his looks of a well founded claim to praise, for their conduct dur. any probability, it can be subjected to,

haunted wildners - and his gallant bearing preAlthough twelve months bave elapsed since the ing the past season-ibe production of a genuine

sented a picture of the character before but diinly work commenced, we cag state, on good authority, tragedy, and the development of the powers of a

seen even by the mental eye. His success in Virgithat the workmen lave not been employed above

great and genuine actor." Virginius is not, iudeed,

Tudeed, nius is less extraordinary, because he had less to

a revival of the dramatic style of our elder writers; lovercome than in either of his other principal efforts ; one half of the time. In the centre of the bridge, on each side, is the but we do not, on that account, tbiuk the less of its

and assuredly never has there been exhibited on the following inscription : " Vis unita fortior."-(Ber

beauties. It has no passages of strange power, no

ange power; no stage a performance of more variety, yet more en. tick Advertiser.) rapid succession of delicious fancies, like those whicbir

tirely harmonious.
abound in the plays of the Elizabethan age ; nor is

it so rich in the materials of passiou or of imagina-
The raina.
tion as the works of that golden period. But it is

more simple, more pure, more consistent; and more

capable of producing a sivgle and sweet impression (Continued from our former Numbers.)

on the heart; and infinitely better adapted for re | The following notice of this gentleman appeared in

presentation on the sige, than any of these, except. a late pumber of the London Courier :
ing the works of the first of all dramatists. We

The principal characteristic of the last season, at shall rejoice to perceive the spirit of our old writers AS GOT UP AT COVENT-GARDEN.

Covent Garden, is the view of which it has afforded uing all our literature with ils rich tinges; but the public of the gradual development of the gigantic

we freely confess that we do not desire to see our powers of an actor, who seems destined to reach the The following may be an acceptable addition to poets attempting to produce works exactly similar highest pinnacle of bistrionic fame. Mr. Macready the account we gave last week, of Ivanhoe of Drury- to theirs, nor do we think that such works would

slow but süre degr ees. That kind of leue. The Musical Drama, from the Romance of succeed in the theatre. The exquisite grouping of modesty, which is the sign and concomitant of true geIranhoe, was performed March 2, at Covent Garden, all the persons--the pure, yet intelligible, beauty of nius, restrained bim, rather too long we think, from in which the story of the novel was pursued much the domestic scenes--and the manly and sweet cast

attempting any of the great standard characters ot closer than at the rival house, and the aids of of the septiments in Virginius, appear to us far more

Sbakspeare. At length, however, we have seen bim pageant and scenery were most largely given. Cedric calculated to delight, to move, and to refine a vast in

successively in Richard the Third, in Coriolanus, and

ulated to delight, to move, and to retine a vast in Macbeth; in all which he has met with the most is taken prisoner, and rescued by the ingenuity of concourse of spectators, than the marvellous but ill-criumphant success. We have beard those say, who Wamba, the jester, but with rather too great facility connected scenes, the wild luxuriance of language, I have seen both Garrick and John Kemble in the days on the part of the Saxon chieftain, who leaves his and the strange bewildering passion of our old dra. I of their glory, chat Macready unices in his person she

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