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No. 379.-Vol. VIII.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1827.
ordinary Boat into a Life Boat ;-á safe and approved Mode, Madame Pasta's judgment, industry, and perseverance. of carrying out Anchors in Rough Weather ;-Directions for It has been observed that her true compass is probably
the Recovery of Persons apparently Drowned;—Precautions that of a mezzo soprano, but she has increased it by the TO OUR READERS.
against the Effects of Lightning at Sea ;-Taylor's useful In
structions for the Management of Ships at Single Anchor ;- use of art, both above and below. She now sings from A We take the liberty, this week, to suggest to our Precautions against Infection ;--and a great Variety of Mis- in the bass, to C or D in alt, about eighteen notes. The heads a mode of recommending the Kaleidoscope, EGERTON SMITHI.-Price Hall-a-Crown. Mustrated by seve times a little sour, and not seldom, in rapid passages, false
cellaneous Suggestions, useful to Seamen in general. By upper tones, though taken with infiniteubility, are yet somehich will entail upon them very little trouble, while ral Engravings
in point of intonation. The very lowest are forced and anay most materially serve us.
HOME TRUTHS, descriptive of the condition of Liverpool There are now in Liverpool many strangers, who in the Year 1811, originally published in the first Volume of harsh.and there is that general thickness to which the
the Liverpool Mercury. To which is now added, an ORIGINAL terin veiled tones has lately been applied. The author of not, bitherto, have had the opportunity of seeing COUNTERPART, applicable to the condition of the Country Rossini's life, in his dissertation on Madame Pasta, says, Kaleidoscope, as it cannot be circulated through in the Year 1826. Written also for the Liverpool Mercury.—that she has three registers, by which he means three quapost as stamped newspapers are. It would much Price Twopence.
lities of tone, in the different parts of the scale. The fact lige and serve us, if our regular subscribers, espe. uter Parts of NORTH WALES, including Beaumaris, Car. that all voices have three registers. The term relates not
A TRIP to the CHAIN BRIDGE, near Bangor, and to is, that this is not peculiar to this singer; it is now held ally those who have our work bound up, would narvon, the Lakes of Llanberris, Conway, Lanrwst,
Llangol alone to quality, but to the manner of forming the tone, ke the trouble showing the volumes to any strangers len, &c. By a GENTLEMAN of LIVERPOOL-Price Şixpence. ho máy be on a visit at their houses ; and they
Q This Narrative was first published in the Kaleidoscope, and to the region from whence it is produced. We have erald greatly enhance the obligation if they would rate form, with the addition of an Appendix, containing of the first masters in Europe now alive, for the following
of August 9, 16, and 23, 1825; and is now re-printed in a sepa- not only our own observation, but the authority of one 47 the attention of such strangers to the advertise- some particulars of remarkable Objects and Places mentioned
description. The first octave of voices that descend to the atent which is delivered in town with this week's in “The Trip." atlication. It will convey a very good idea of the
Mr. ROSCOES DISCOURSE on the Opening of the Liver- lowest contrasto notes, is produced directly from the chest, pool ROYAL INSTITUTION.-Price Fourpence.
and is the true voce di petto. From F or G, upon the lute of our work, as it contains a complete index
treble staff to C, D, or E, according to circumstances, the the contents of our last (the seventh) volume.
voice is neither absolutely from the chest nor the headA list of the various agents in the country, by
but it is to be called mixed, for it partakes of the proper. on ou publication is supplied, will be found
ties of both, because proceeding exactly from neither. The ore; and we take this opportunity to add, that
rest of the scale is falsetto or voce di testa. These are the Kakidoscope may be ordered by any country
common attributes of all voices of extended compass. Atseller , along with his monthly parcel of Maga for calling the public attention to Madanie Pasta,
No time could be better adapted than the present Madame Pasta certainly enjoys them. from Messrs. Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, whose talents are the subject of several elaborate ar- this variety as favourable to expression. His opinion is borne
M. de Stendhal (or whoever the biographer is) considers nermaster-row. If procured thus it will reach the ticles which have from time to time appeared in the out by the fact generally,
but it must still remain a ques. rehaser four numbers at a time; but that circum. Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review. Dee is of no consequence with a work of the nature
tion whether a natural uniformity, the grand object of at. the Kaleidoscope.
We have onnitted some comparatively uninterest. Lainment of vocalists, be not preferable. Billington ex
ing passages, and have confined our selections prin- hibited perhaps the most perfect example of this uniforTO STRANGERS.
cipally to the iminediate subject of this interesting mity. But the question needs not to be discussed for our The attention of Strangers is particularly solicited and highly-gifted foreigner.
present purpose, for Madame Pasta does not possess it,
and her praise consists in employing to the utmost advan. the following list of publications, illustrated by mavings.
“Je cède à la tentation d'essayer un portrait musicale tage the qualifications which nature has granted her. She
de Mademoiselle Pasta. On peut dire qu'il n'y eut jamais unites with great ease the voices at their points of junction 141,9, III, IV, V, VI, and Yll, of the KALEIDOSCOPE, d'entreprise plus difficile ; le langage musical est ingrat et -she substitutes the one for the other in the neutral parts, asopious Index to each. Price, in boards, 16s. TANCY DRESSES, &c. The Supplement to the Kaleido
insolite ; à chaque instant les mots vont me inanquer ; et if one may use such a phrase, when different passion repablished in September, 1822, containing an account of quand j'aurais le bonheur d'en trouver pour exprimer ma quires force or tenderness, or both by turns. Still, how. scootedings at the last PRESTON Gond, and a description pensée, ils présenteraient un sens peu clair à l'esprit du ever, there is the drawback of a general cast of tone lacking De Dresses wom at the Fancy Ball and Masquerade.- lecteur. D'ailleurs il n'est peut-être pas un dillettante the richness, sweetness, and brilliancy, which characterize
qui n'ait sa phrase toute faite sur Mademoiselle Pasta, et such voices as those of Billington and Catalani, and which Ferspective VIEW of the LIVERPOOL NEW MARKET, qui ne soit mécontent de ne pas la retrouver ici ; et dans go so far in affecting the mind through the agency of im
-a GROUND PLAN of the INTERIOR of that extensive la juste admiration que cette grande cantatrice inspire au pressions purely physical. This enchantnient is unquesPattire, with a Description,-Price Sixpence.
deunty engraved VIEW of the LIVERPOOL TOWN. public, le lecteur le plus bienveillant trouvera son portrait tionably wanting to Madame Pasta's singing. ILE, sith a Play of the Splendid Suite of Rooms, and a sans couleur, et mille fois au-dessous de ce qu'il attendait.” Actresses who, from the possession of a contralto voice, 1 description of that admired Edifice -Price Sixpence.
are accustomed to take male characters, assume and acquire MAP and DESCRIPTION of the celebrated MAMMOTH Madame Pasta is not endowed by nature with that or- a boldness of style, which sometimes detracts from effect XVE (several miles in extent) in North America.--Price Two ganic superiority which most singers du premier rang are when they appear as the women of the drama, or more TARIOUS SUGGESTIONS for PRESERVATION from ing, that her voice was originally coarse in its tone, limited escaped this very natural consequence ; and taken together
able to boast, and experience of the fact justifies us in say especially in orchestral performance. Madame P. has not IPWRECK, and other Dangers of the Sea: containing was in compass
, and probably untractable with respect to exe- with the prevailing quality of her tone, it accounts for her I ways at hand ;-an approved Method of constructing a cution. If this be true, and we can assert the fact of our masculine manner of execution in particular passages. In esporary Rudder;man expeditious Mode of converting any own knowledge, the greater the praise which waits on spcaking, however, of her general power and facility, we
can but acknowledge the mastery she has obtained. She larly in male characters. At all times she is graceful, but of the first quality, the general display, seldom doretailed can produce any given passage in any given way, and de- in particular passages she is more affecting than we con. there was always a glaring assemblage of contending ca monstrates at once the skill and the perseverance with ceived she could be. Her recitatito parlante is far above lours, as far from uniformity as a carriage drawn by fou which her studies have been conducted. Her manner of that of most performers, and we must repeat that her en beautiful blood horses of different colours, size, and make taking the high notes is particularly beautiful, with a slight tire manner exhibits the force of sensibility, intellect, and However, by his dress he made his way into the most re. occasional allowance for a failure of intonation in the upper science, in the use of organic powers generally speaking spectable company, in which he never lost ground by any parts of rapid passages; and her facility in descending di far below those possessed by singers of so high a class. act of imprudence or incivility. This unexceptionable visions is quite delightful. Indeed her ornaments of this description are generally the most excellent, but it must
“ Madame Pasta made her first appearance on the 22d of than the first.
conduct always rendered his second visit more desirabl be observed, that there is a perfection in the whole which April, 1826, and so high is the just estimation of her talents
Amongst many, his superiors in rank and fortune, indicates the best course of instruction in the formation of in England, that her popularity absorbs the universal hopoured him with their notice, the late much regreta the voice. Of all the parts of her singing, the execution of attention. We have found persons of excellent judgment Francis Dukenfield Astley, Esq. of Dukenfield-lodge, ornaments and passages sotto voce is the most beautiful
. who do not rate her vocal powers so highly as last year: Cheshire, paid him strong marks of attention, and togetball She carries the power of ductility to its utmost possible such, however, is not our estimate. It appears to us that with many acts of kindness, made him a present of an ele perfection, and we must give her in this respect a praise Madame Pasta goes on enriching her style continually by gant gold snuff box, value forty pounds. equal to any vocalist we ever remember. those finest touches of art which demonstrate the extremest
Being engaged on very advantageous terms in the Parts Madame Pasta is celebrated for the comparative plain- finish, that her faculty of transition is increased, her orna. mouth theatre, he pitched his quarters at the principal ini ness of her style, and for the good taste and invention dis ments still further diversified, and her sotto voce execution at that town, which at that time happened to be full el played in her ornaments and in their application. This more touching than ever, while her bursts of passion are
spectable people, iting for a passage to India
. is true in the general, but there are few who can be more could hardly be carried further than in her Romeo. of rendered more forcible by the augmented contrast. Pathos
As he dined daily at the ordinary, his dashing appeal Avrid than she can be and sometimes is. The song of all her Medea, which has usurped so vast a portion of praise, him on terms of intimacy with all the juvenile part of the
and peaceable, gentlemanly conduct, soon brough others which has attracted most attention since she has been in England, is the celebrated entrata of Tancredi we shall speak at large in a separate article on the entire visitors, many of whom were younger sons of respectad! * On Patria," and the popular air which follows it
, “ T're opera. Scarcely ever was ang singer more, if so popular families whose interests lay in India, and were going che accendi.” There is scarcely a single passage from the / -not even Billington or Catalani, though the one derived cadets, or in some other line of promotion. Amongst &
an extrinsic attraction, if we may so term it, from her beginning to the enit of it, that she does not absolutely being an English woman, and the other from the immense rest there was a genteel young man, of a family that ranka change. Whether Madame Pasta, considering how fre.
reputation her wonderful powers bad extorted from that considerably higher than any of the rest, whose sou quently this song has been repeated, thought it necessary nation from whence Europe has so long been content to powers and convivial disposition led him to fill the pored to produce a striking variety we know not, but it seems to receive the laws of musical taste.
dent's chair, each day, with a degree of address that caus us that no other reason can justify so complete a departure
the bottle to circulate sometimes more rapidly than from the composer's notes. For though we award to
«We next enter the domain of Madame Pasta, for it dent. But this was no inducement to Bradbury, Madame Pasta the praise of having demonstrated extra. may truly be said that from the moment of her arrival, the whom drinking was not a besetting sin, and no persuaal ordinary ingenuity, we are by no means so ready to admit residue of the season was surrendered into her hands. could lead him to take more than half a glass, whilst othe that her altarations improve the song. Her recitative is She alone was • beard, felt, and seen. Indeed, we are
filled bumpers. certainly superb, and the passion strongly marked. She told that by her articles the management of Velluti was
There was likewise a young man amongst this dad changes the customary time of the concluding movemen', superseded and thrown into her hands, it being stipulated dinner party, a most prodigious dandy, above the reach “ Di tanti palpili,” which she gives inuch slower than that she should have the sule superintendence of the Bradbury, with all his rings, wkiskers, whips, and spen has been usual, and with an altered expression. Yet we
operas in which she performed. She has appeared in but quite a different character, for he was literally s ce must fairly own, her version does not satisfy us. Nor in. Desdemona, Tancredi, Romco, Nina, Medea, and Zel. ceited coxcomb, and an ignorant puppy, whilst Bradbery deed did we ever bear the recitative sung with the gran- mira ; but Romeo and Medea have far exceeded in po though a dandy in appearance, had the spirit and minde deur, beauty, and transition of which it appears to us ca.
pularity any of or all the rest. For the benefit of Signor pable. Velluti, Aureliano in Palmira, was got up; it was suce
Although this youngster dined daily at the ordinary, The praise of Madame Pasta then is, that she has at. cessful, but owing to his indisposition performed but aunt, an ill-looking widow, on the wrong side of forts, tained a victory over physical impediments by the force of seldom.
her daughter, a handsome girl of blooming sixteen, # mind, feeling, and art. Sensibility and intellect are finely
at private lodgings, having accompanied bit to Por demonstrated, and the nicest shades of conception are as
“Madame Pasta is also a mistress of art, and being mouth merely as an excursion of pleasure, and to see N audible as her encomiasts describe. But, nevertheless, we limited by nature, she makes no extravagant use of her set sail for India. must confess that these praises seem to us exaggerated, that can proceed only from an extraordinary mind. This powers, but employs thero with the tact and judgment
It will, perhaps, be recollected, (for the circumstance when they speak of the positive effects her singing produces. constitutes her highest praise, for never before did intellect that time was frequently noticed by the London papel The coarseness of her tone and expression, as compared and industry become such perfect substitutes for organic that Bradbury had a domesticated bear, a present from with the commanding brilliancy of Catalani's voice, the superiority: Notwithstanding her fine vein of imagination captain of a ship, who brought the animal from abra finish of Colbran's, the beauty of Fodor's, and the delicacy and the beauty of ber execution, she cultivates high and The creature was so tame that, un fettered and ucrestrain and clearness of Camporese's, leaves her, as we esteem the deep passion, and is never so great as in the adaptation of he followed his master like a dog, without the smallest
to purest expression."matter, below all those singers in moving the affections Musical Review for June, 1826.
tempt to injure any one. although in so far as respects the triuinph of art, she ex.
The faine of this curious docile animal had spre ceeds them all. She is moreover a singer for the stage rather than the orchestra or the chamber, in all of which
amongst the party at the ordinary, and Bradbury was The Bouquet.
quested, one day after dinner, to introduce Bruin to situations we have heard her, and in all her various styles
company, which he did to their no small astonishme -for example, in “ Che farò," in “ Ombra adorata," and
BRADBURY AND HIS BEAR.
for from the hands of each individual he received a in “ Di tanti palpiti." Her defect in these latter situations
of bread, and took it as gently as a lap.dog. is the want of a middle tone, to connect and fill up the void
(Continued from our last.)
To see so large, powerful, and of the kind, beautiful between the extremes of her force and delicacy.
Robert Bradbury, the celebrated Clown, having arrived animal, so docile in his disposition, gave general satisk To sum up her attributes then-she has a fine sensibility at a pitch of excellence that is not exceeded by any one, tion; nay, he even played like a dog with his master. I and a just conception--an intonation seldom incorrect and equalled by few, was admired in his business, and re- rolled on the floor with him, in the greatest glee and & execution perfected, and regulated by profound science. spected as a man. He was athletic, active, and possessed humour. Her voice is defective, and never will the hearer be so con- likewise considerable pugilistic skill, to which his friends Every one seemed in love with bruin; but the exqui vinced of the truth of the Italian maxim, that “a fine had frequently been indebted for their escape in Tom and dandy became prodigiously grand upon the occasion, voice is ninety-nine of the hundred requisites of a singer," Jerry rows, and many a poor distressed female from the with true Corinthian address, gave himself many disgu as in hearing Madame Pasta-for possessing all the rest, insults of a set of beasts, who call themselves men. the absence of the physical pleasure we derive from fine had profited sufficiently by his public exertions to keep “ Ugly wretch-filthy brute-fit only for a pig-stry tone, is a drawback from the general gratification of no himself above want, or mean actions, being of an indepen- wondered that people of respectability should permits small magnitude. It is also singular that her shake is dent spirit.
a nuisance." This, it may naturally be concluded, exceedingly imperfect. But the want of this ornament is His principal hobby or extravagance being dress, and in the general satisfaction shown by the company, at sh now, we believe, common to all Italian singers.
that he outdandied dandyism, his costume was always ex. request the animal was introduced, awakened Bradbar In person Madame Pasta is short but well formed, and pensive, and generally singular; he dressed in the pink of resentment, and it was with difficulty he restrained upon the s:age uncommonly easy and dignified, particu. 'the mode, and far beyond it; for though his clothes were speech. At last poor bruin, having been fed with bird
He ing airs.
by all the company, the dandy excepted, instinctively came old lady was pleased with Bradbury, Bradbury was pleased cords with yours; were it otherwise, and I had a legal to his side, and seating himself on bis hinder quarters, with the young lady, and the young lady was pleased with right to this fair hand, I should be the happiest of human looked sistfully up, as much as to say, “ Won't you give the play.
beings.” me something?" When the dandy, in much agitation, The period now arrived that the Clown should throw off In the simplicity of her heart, this artless girl immedi. taking a small pistol from his pocket, swore, if the beast the gentleman, and dress for his part; he therefore rose to ately replied, unconscious of his meaning, “Oh! Sir, was not removed, he would shoot him.
take leave of the ladies, and, with his best stage bow ob. nothing would give more pleasure than to make you or Upon which Bradbury arose, and instantly conveyed served, that the gratification he had received in their com- any one else happy.” Bradbury, who comprehended as bruin te bis kennel; then returning, seated himself by the Fany led him ardently to wish for a renewal of that pleasure little of her meaning as she did of his, and looking upon side of his adversary, who, in continuation of the conversa- which a previous engagement would now rob him of; and, this as an admission of strong partiality in his favour, tion that had passed, observed, “ I wonder why the dis- if he might be honoured by permission to wait on them continued, “ And would you then become my wife ?”— gusting creature should single me out as an object of bru. the following morning, his happiness would be complete: The report of a gun in the ears of a nervous patient ta) attention!”
upon which the elder lady presented him with her card, could not have produced a more instantaneous and vi. Bradbury, who could sustain himself no longer, replied, seemingly much gratified by the proposal, and, in all pro- sible effect than this blunt, unexpected question, attend. "Because you are the greatest puppy in the company." bability, set down our pantomimic bero as a person moving ed as it was with an honesty of countenance that spoke These words were no sooner uttered than the other threw in the higher circles.
more for him than hours of small talk, and produced such glass of wine in his face. This was what Bradbury The clock struck ten the following morning, when the a conflict between astonishment, fear, delicacy, and per. wanted, as a just excuse for punishment, and instantly professor of the " light fantastic toe,” true to his appoint. haps a slight prepossession, that the alternative emotions rising from his seat, seized the collar of his opponent with ment, was ushered into an elegant apartment, where, to of her mind were visible in every fascinating lineament of bis right hand, and his waistband with the other; then, by his agreeable surprise, sat the young lady alone, who her countenance. The fine rosy tint of health left her a most energetic effort, held him at the full stretch of his affably rose to apologize for her aunt's absence, adding cheek, and gave way to lily pale, and instantly returned arbs, kicking and sprawling like a roasting lobster, hold. the mortifying intelligence that, in few minutes, she in deepest crimson hue, whilst on her fine blue downcast ing him above his head, and in that state carrying him would join them.
eyes there appeared a glistening tear, the effervescence of mard the room, exclaiming, “A flying dandy! a flying The beauty and affability of this sweet girl had made a a sensitive mind. These emotions passed not unobserved feedy! gentlemen ;" and then placing his burden on the strong impression the night before ; but the effect of a by our lover, appearing to his enraptured fancy a tacit acfor, " Now, young man," said he, “ you have had a morning dress, the ease which the absence of full dress knowledgment of all he wished or desired upon earth;
there's the water," continued he, pointing towards etiquette admits of, in a well educated young woman, and now, confident of success, he eagerly pressed her hand
lea, " and your next excursion shall be a swim, unless whose charms seemed to have received increased lustre to his lips. su quit the room this instant.”
from refreshing rest and the fineness of the morning, 60 It seems as if an evil genius accompanied human efforts, There was no occasion for a repetition of the last sen- rivetted the last night's impression, that our professor of and stood at one's elbow through life, always ready to upBice, for his dandyship, little suspecting he had such a dumb-show stood motionless, unable to portray any cha. set the cup of comfort whenever it approached the lip. ampson to deal with, made a dart, and with astonishing racter but that of an immoveable statue.
Our hero now, in his own mind, had nearly reached the *pedition left the room.
The unaffected simplicity of this full-blown rose proved climax of human happiness, but the demon of discord was Considerable interest and some alarm was caused by this an antidote to the effect her charms had produced, and near, and he knew it not ; for the door flew open, and the fray, for many were apprehensive that the pistol produced our encouraged hero accepted the offer of a chair, at the widow, in gaudy attire, stood, as it were, panic-struck, as account of the bear, might be discharged at its master ; same time with difficulty stammering out something to be pressed to his mouth the fair hand of her niece. e either through alarm or cowardice his only means of prove that he was not altogether so stupid as he looked. Now this widow, covered with the “ trappings and the Medice was neglected.
But chance, or necessity, or whatever philosophers may suits” of folly, bedizened out to make her evening's conall danger being past for the present, the evening con- please to call it, which often works wonders, either for or quest more secure, at the same time setting down in her landel in the greatest harmony.
against the success of lovers, threw a book in the way, own mind a baronet at least as the fruits of her victory, It cannot be supposed that this dandy, exquisite as he which, to use a maritime phrase, soon brought the parties found herself unpleasantly convinced, by ocular demon18, would suffer such a disgrace to pass away unnoticed, to closer quarters.
stration, what her toilet had failed to inform her of, that any satisfaction was to be bad without endangering spo- “ You were reading, Madam ?" “ Yes, Sir ;-we are age and ugliness, with the aid of dress, could not compete fation of his person. For this purpose a legal adviser was fond of theatricals ; and this is the life of an actor.” with youth and beauty, even in dishabille. suited, to know whether an action could not be main. Think not, reader, that I exaggerate, or set down aught Disappointment, chagrin, mortified pride, and violence of ained, either against the bear, or his master ; but he was in vanity: but this book, this very book, was neither more temper, produced such a whirlwind of passion, that, like the Hormed, from baving committed an assault on Mr. nor less than one of the former volumes of this work. eruption of a volcano, would have overwhelmed the victim radbury, he was justifiable in making resistance, and as “ I am
am well acquainted, Madam, with the contents of of her rage, had not nature sunk under these complicated s prosecuting the bear, he would scarcely find a solicitor that book, as well as with its author. If you will have the stimulants
, and she dropped on the sofa in violent hysterics. bo rould undertake so brutal a cause, poor bruin being goodness to look at page 349, volume iii. you will find Bradbury, who had never witnessed a scene of this kind eficient in pecuniary resources ; otherwise, if the devil my name brought forward in a conspicuous manner.” before, ran to her assistance, whilst her niece, unconfere to enter an action against an angel, provided his Sa- He then pointed out the passage, upon which she re- scious that she was the cause that produced such violent dit majesty had money enough, attorneys might be found marked, “ Is, then, your name Bradbury, Sir ?" effects, found herself, by the sudden alarm, nearly in the prosecute, and advocates to justify the proceeding. “It is, Madam."
same state; however, she summoned strength to advance, The dandy, having failed in legal redress, avoided the Perhaps the same person that afforded so much enter- and render every assistance in her power. Little attention, dinary in future, and silently meditated revenge in some tainment on the stage last night?"
however, was necessary, for in half a minute the delicate he way.
“ The same, Madam."
widow rose precipitately, stamped her foot on the floor, Obe evening Bradbury, who generally witnessed the “ Is it possible ?" she replied, with a look of astonish- and, looking daggers at her affrighted piece, rang the bell bare first acts of the play, observed two well-dressed fe ment, but not of displeasure or disappointment, for her art. with such force that the rope broke in her hand, and when tales enter the box in which he was seated, and politely less mind had never yet been polluted by sordid motives; the servant entered, pointing to the unfortunate lover, exanded them to their seats. They were equally strangers and, with a pleasant look, she added, “Oh, Sir, I liked claimed, with the face and voice of a fury, “ Show that each other; the ladies knew not who they were con- you vastly.”
man out of the house." sing with, and he little thought his dandy opponent's Not all the plaudits of crowded houses and overflowing It was in vain for him to stammer, and look foolish; latives were the two females to whom he so happily in benefits could convey to the mind of a pennyless performer she soon silenced him by again stamping on the floor, and aduced himself.
a gleam of delight more welcome than this sentence to loudly vociferating “ Go out, I say, you wretch !” and he The elderly lady, who proved to be the aunt, added to the love-stricken heart of poor Bradbury.
instantly departed. deformed person features that bespoke a mind equally He sighed, and smiled, and drew his chair a little
(To be continued.) toeked, wbilst the expensive frippery of her dress plainly nearer ; and with honest boldness observed, “ I came to gnified that she had no objection to a second husband. tell you, honestly, Madam, who and what I am, though
Tide Table. Our hero's dashing appearance, whiskers, watch, chain, fearful my occupation might lessen me in your esteem."
Days. Morn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c. lver whip, and gold snuff-box, together with a tall well. " Oh no, Sir; merit in any honest way ought rather to
h. m. h. m. ft. in. roportioned person, made such an impression on the elder increase than lessen our esteem.”
Tuesday ady, that, fancying his attentions were chiefly produced
Again the chair advanced a trifle nearer, drawn by the Wednesday 3 9 54 10 17 16 ber attractions, flattered herself a conquest was made, overpowering magnet of female attraction, an impulse that Thursday.. 4 10 39 10 59 17 10
4 Full moon, 2h. 6m. morn. ed that the elegant stranger (for such she designated him) no man, who is deserving of the name, can withstand ; Saturday.. 811 57 fallen a victim to her superior charms.
and gently taking her hand, he continued, “ My situation Sunday.... 7 0 15 9 32 18 i 17th Sunday after Trinity. Time passed pleasantly; all parties were pleased :-the in life, sweet lady, for I scorn deceit, most likely ill ac. , Tuesday
1 9 29 15
i St. Denys.
8 0 50 1 8 17 .. 9 1 251 1 43 16
Royal Letoimian System of Writing-We respectách solicit the attention of our readers to Mr. Thompson excellent system of writing, and also inform them, that gentleman has removed to No. 87, Bold-stree Sce adv.
The Beauties of Chess.
** Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA.
SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN SPOKEN AT A MASKED
BALL, IN THE CHARACTER OF OBLIVION.
I gaz'd upon the cloudless blae,
And mark'd each lovely star,
The lights that gleam afar :
But cold as midnight wave,
Above the warrior's grave.
Their radiant course is sped,
The metnory of the dead :
"Sheds its unquickening rays,
"Of deeds of other days. Liverpool
H. W. J.
SOLUTION TO STUDY OLNI.
4 King 5 Knight......6–5X 5 King ........ 6 Castle ......H-7X 6 Knight ...H-7 7 Knight......F-7X 7 King ........6 8 Knight...... E-5X
8 King 9 Knight......G-6XMATE.
STUDY CLV. The white to win with the pawn in nine moves, or
the black to win in eleven moves.
BETTER FED THAN TAUGHT.
A YORKSHIRE BON MOT.
A Yorkshire clown, a sad mischievous dog
A'n't you a pretty fellow, Sirrah--eh?” “ Yes, Zur,” cries Hodge, “ so all the lasses say." “ Rascal !” exclaims the priest, to phrenzy wrought, “ You saucy knave, you're better fed than taught.” " That's true," says Hodge, as ony fool con tell,
“ Because you teach me, but I feeds mysel.” 1812.
If to mar our revel bright,
FROM THE LIFE.
Bonaparte hearing that General Kutósoff was rapidly match
ing to intercept his retreat, bursting into an imperial rage,
Curse on my stars ! and must I hence go-
A B C D E F G
THE KNIGHTS MOVE AT CHESS.
The problem of making the knight traverse each * PORTRAIT OF AN AMIABLE CHARACTER.
in succession, on the chessboard, setting out from square, has produced much learned investigation, ad
been elaborately but not very intelligibly explained. Old Skinflint'o base soul is wrapp'd up in his pelf, the 7th volume of the Kaleidoscope a series of And no themes are to him so amusing
letters appeared on this subject, and our correspon As lo buast to the world what he's gelling himself, terminated the investigation with the following Or else what his neighbour is losing.
diagram, which renders all further explanation superior 1812
as it is plain to the eye that the player, setting out
any square, will arrive successively at each of ibe sixtpriset THE SEX.
à 5 H on a woman who spoke very well without her tongue, 'a's
Attested by Wilcox, Bishop of Rochester, in a paper read
As a fact I must receive it:
A в с
'Lethe's waters darkly gleam,
See ! upon this bosom glows,
Hither ye, the Pdtes beguiling,
And inem'ry's tyrant fetters break.
IMPROMPTU, ON HEARING IT SAID OF A NOTORIOUS PERJURED WITNESS,
THAT HE "TOOK GOD'S NAME IN VAIN."
lle takes God's name in vain, you say,
"But, Sir, I must deny it;
He makes a living by it.
Lord Nelson's Monument,
ERECTED IN THE AREA OF THE LIVERPOOL EXCHANGE BUILDINGS:
COMPLETED OCTOBER XXI, MDCCCX11).
The following Vignette, together with a highly finished Perspective View and Ground Plan of the Town-hall, form a separate publication, advertised in our dress to strangers in our front page, is introduced here as a specimen of the general style of the engravings which are to be found in the Kaleidoscope.
ENGLAND EXPERTS EVERYMAN TODO HIS DUTY
The following Description was written by W. Roscoe, Nelson was engaged. The rest of the pedestal is richly a conquered enemy, and the other on a cannon. With an op by dentre of the Committee under whose direction the decorated with lions' heads and festoons of laure); and in eye steadfast and upraised to Victory, he is receiving from Horsemat was executed:
a moulding round the upper part of it is inscribed in letters her a fourth naval crown upon his sword; which, to in
of brass, pursuant to the resolution of the general meeting, dicate the loss of his right arm, is held in his left hand. On a basement of Westmoreland marble stands a cireu. that most impressive charge delivered by this illustrious The maimed limb is concealed by the enemy's flag, which
padestal of the same material, and peculiarly suitable Commander, previous to the commencement of his battle Victory is lowering to him, and under the folds of which
colour to the group which it supports. At the base of of Trafalgar,m : ENGLAND EXPECTS-EVERY MAN TO Death lies in ambush for his victim; intimating that he he pedestal are four emblematic
figures, of heroic
size, DO HIS
received the reward of bis valour and the stroke
of Death in she character of captives, or vanquished enemies in The figures constituting the principal design are Nelson, at the same moment. allusion to Lord Nelson's signal victories. The spaces be. Victory, and Death ; his country mourning for her loss, By the figure of an exasperated British seaman is repre. tweet trese figures, on the sides of the pedestal, are filled and her navy eager to avenge it, naturally claim a place sented the
zeal of the navy to wreak vengeance on the by four grand bas-reliefs, executed in bronze, representing in the group:
enemies who robbed it of its most gallant leader, some of the great naval actions in which the immortal The principal figure is the Admiral, resting one foot on Britannia with laurels in her hand, and leaning regarde