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The Kaleidoscope. | ordinary Boat into a Life Boat ;- safe and approved Mode, Madame Pasta's judgment, industry, and perseverancé.

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 loh, TO OUR READERS.

that of a mezzo soprano, but she has increased it by the against the Effects of Lightning at Sea ;-Taylor's useful In

{ use of art, both above and below. She now sings from A structions for the Management of Ships at Single Anchor;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,

cellaneous Suggestions, useful to Seamen in general. By upper tones, though taken with infiniteubility, are yet some

EGERTON SMITH.-Price Half-a-Crown. Illustrated by seve- times a little sour, and not seldom, in rapid passages, false hich will entail upon them very little trouble, while ral Engravings

in point of intonation. The very lowest are forced and Inay most materially serve us. HOME TRUTHS, descriptive of the condition of Liverpool

harsh_ind there is that general thickness to which the There are now in Liverpool many strangers, who

in the Year 1811, originally published in the first Volume of

the Liverpool Mercury. To which is now added, an ORIGINAL terin veiled tones has lately been applied. The author of By not, hitherto, have had the opportunity of seeing | COUNTERPART, applicable to the condition of the Country Rossini's life, in his dissertation on Madame Pasta, says,

Kalidoscope, 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 | A TRIP to the CHAIN BRIDGE, near Bangor, and to is, that this is not peculiar to this singer; it is now held lige and serve us, if our regular subscribers, espepe: Pother Parts of NORTH WALES, including Beaumaris, Car.

that all voices have three registers. The term relates not narvon, the Lakes of Llanberris, Conway, Llanrwst, Llangol. ke the trouble showing the volumes to any strangers len, &c. By a GENTLEMAN of LIVERPOOL-Price Sixpence alone to quality, but to the manner of forming the tone, ho may 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 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 rate form, with the addition of an Appendix, containing

of the first masters in Europe now alive, for the following some particulars of remarkable Objects and Places mentioned

description. The first octave of voices that descend to the tot which is delivered in town with this week's In “The Trip." Mr. ROSCOE'S DISCOURSE on the Opening of the Liver

lowest contralto notes, is produced directly from the chest, atlication. It will convey a very good idea of the pool ROYAL INSTITUTION.-Price Fourpence.

and is the true voce di petto. From For G, upon the Allure 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

Biographical Notices.

but it is to be called mixed, for it partakes of the proper. bom 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 Kalidoscope may be ordered by any country| No time could be better adapted than the present Madame Pasta certainly enjoys them.

common attributes of all voices of extended compass. Lekseller, along with his monthly parcel of Magar

aga for calling the public attention to Madanie Pasta, httom Messrs. Sherwood, Gubert, and

M. de Stendhal (or whoever the biographer is) considers per, whose talents are the subject of several elaborate ar- this variety as favourable to expression. His opinion is borne temoster-row. If procured thus it will reach the ticles which have from time to time appeared in the releser four numbers at a time; but that circum

out by the fact generally, but it must still remain a ques. Quarterly Musical Magazine and Revier. bee is of no consequence with a work of the nature

tion whether a natural uniformity, the grand object of at. de Kaleidoscopre.

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 immediate subject of this interesting mity. But the question needs not to be discussed for our The attention of Strangers is particularly solicited and highly-gisted 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 marings.

“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 HLT, UI, III, IV, V, VI, and VII, of the KALEIDOSCOPE, a copious Index to each. Price, in boards, 165.

d'entreprise plus difficile; le langage musical est ingrat et-she substitutes the one for the other in the neutral parts, 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 rcpublished in September, 1822, containing an account of quand j'aurais le bonheur d'en trouver pour exprimer mal quires force or tenderness, or boch by turns. Still, how. cosbedings at the last PRESTON Guild, 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 e Dresses worn at the Fancy Ball and Masquerade.- lecteur. D'ailleurs il n'est peut-être pas un dilettante 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 Perspective VIEW of the LIVERPOOL NEW MARKET, LE GROUND PLAN of the INTERIOR of that extensive

qui ne soit mécontent de ne pas la retrouver ici ; et dans go so far in affecting the mind through the agency of imratture, with a Description.-Price Sixpence.

| la juste admiration que cette grande cantatrice inspire au pressions purely physical. This enchantment is unques. la degundy engraved VIEW of the LIVERPOOL TOWN. public, le lecteur le plus bienveillant trouvera son portrait / tionably wanting to Madame Pasta's singing. FLE, with a Plan of the SPLENDID Suite of Rooms, and a saps couleur, et mille fois au-dessous de ce qu'il attendait.” Actresses who, from the possession of a contralto voice, description of that admired Edince-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 232 (several mlles 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

able to boast, and experience of the face justifies us in say- especially in orchestral performance. Madame P. has not VARIOUS SUGGESTIONS for PRESERVATION from!

m ing, that her voice was originally coarse in its tone, limited escaped this very natural consequence; and taken together. EUWRECK, and other Dangers of the Sea; containing van in compase. and probably untractable with respect to exe. I with the prevailing quality of her tone, il accounts for her a Modes of expeditiously forming Rafts, from materials ays 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 Ecosporary Rudder;-an expeditious Mode of converting any own knowledge, the greater the praise which waits on speaking, however, of her general power and facility, we

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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 co monstrates at once the skill and the perseverance with ceived she could be. Her recitativo 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

conduct always rendered his second visit more desirabl description are generally the most excellent, but it must “Madame Pasta made her first appearance on the 22d of l.

her first appearance on the 224 Or than the first. 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, mi indicates the best course of instruction in the formation of in England, that her popularity absorbs the universal

honoured him with their notice, the late much regrette the voice. Of all the parts of her singing. the execution of attention. We nave round persons or excellent judgment | Francis Dukenfield Astlev. Esa. of Dukenfield lader i 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 togetbe She carries the power of ductility to its utmost possible such, however, is not our estimate.

owever, is not our estimate. It appears to us that with many acts of kindness, made him a present of an eld

It appears to us that . 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 finish, that her faculty of transition is increased, her orna. Madame Pasta is celebrated for the comparative plain.

mouth cheatre, he pitched his quarters at the principal is. 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 ol more touching than ever, while her bursts of passion are played in her ornaments and in their application. This

most respectable people, waiting for a passage to India rendered more forcible by the augmented contrast. Pathos is true in the general, but there are few who can be more could hardly be carried further than in her Romeo. Of

As he dined daily at the ordinary, his dashing appaat durid than she can be and sometimes is. The song of all

| ance, and peaceable, gentlemanly conduct, soon brough her Medea, which has usurped so vast a portion of praise, others which has attracted most attention since she has

him on terms of intimacy with all the juvenile part of the been in England, is the celebrated entrata of Tuncredi we shall speak at large in a separate article on the entire

visitors, many of whom were younger sons of respectabl “ Oh Patria," and the popular air which follows it, “ Tu opera. Scarcely ever was ang singer more, if so popular

families whose interests lay in India, and were going

-not even Billington or Catalani, though the one derived che accendi.” There is scarcely a single passage from the

cadets, or in some other line of promotion. Amongste an extrinsic attraction, if we may so term it, from her beginning to the end 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.

considerably higher than any of the rest, whose soci reputation her wonderful powers had extorted from that quently this song has been repeated, thought it necessary

powers and convivial disposition led him to fill the pre nation from whence Europe has so long been content to to produce a striking variety we know not, but it seems to

dent's chair, each day, with a degree of address that cats receive the laws of musical taste. us tbat no other reason can justify so complete a departure

the bottle to circulate sometimes more rapidly than a 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 persuas ordinary ingenuity, we are by no means so ready to admit residue of the season was surrendered into her bands.

could lead him to take more than half a glass, wbilst othe that her altarations improve the song. Her recitative is She alon 19 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 dal 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 palpiti," which she gives much slower than


that she should have the sule superin tendence of the

Bradbury, with all his rings, wkiskers, whips, and spor 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 a si must fairly own, her version does not satisfy us. Nor in- Desdemona TonorediRomen. Nina Medea and Zel. ceited coxcomb, and an ignorant puppy, whilst Bratury deed did we ever bear t

itative sung with the gran-mira: bu Romeo and Medea have far exceeded in no though a dandy in appearance, had the spirit and pige deur, beauty, and transition of which it appears to us ca. pularity any of or all the rest. For the benefit of Signor

a man. pable. Velluti, Aureliano in Palmira, was got up; it was suc. Al

Although this youngster dined daily at the ordinary, The praise of Madame Pasta then is, that she has ato | 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 blooining sixteen, mind, feeling, and art. Sensibility and intellect are finely

at private lodgings, having accompanied him to pay 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 audible as her encomiasts describe. But, nevertheless, we

I limited by nature, she makes no extravagant use of her set sail for India.

powers, but employs then with the tact and judgment must confess that these praises seem to us exaggerated,

that can proceed only from an extraordinary mind. This! 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 papers

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 frem 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 abre 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 unrestrait decp passion, and is never so great as in the adaptation of and clearness of Camporese's, leaves her, as we esteem the learness of Camporese S, leaves her, as we esteem the art to the purest purposes of expression."- Quarterly

he followed his master like a dog, without the smallest 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 fame of this curious docile animal had spri ceeds them all. She is moreover a singer for the stage

amongst the party at the ordinary, and Bradbury was rather than the orchestra or the chamber, in all of which

Che Bouquet.

quested, one day after dinner, to introduce Bruin 10 situations we have heard her, and in all her various styles

company, which he did to their no small astonishad -for example, in “ Che farò," in Ombra adorata," and


for from the hands of each individual he received a p 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, baving arrived animal, so docile in his disposition, gave general satisi 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, and a just conception-an intonation seldom incorrect and equalled by fow, 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 disse as in hearing Madame Pasta-for possessing all the rest, insults of a set of beasts, who call themselves men. He ing airs. the absence of the physical pleasure we derive from fine had profited sufficiently by his public exertions to keep i “Ugly wretch-filthy brute-fit only for a pig-sty 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, 4 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 si now, we believe, common to all Italian singers.

that he outdandied dandyism, his costume was always ex. request the animal was introduced, awakened Bradbur 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 stage uncommonly easy and digoified, particu. 'che mode, and far beyond it; for though his clothes were ' speech. At last poor bruin, having been fed with br 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 his 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 wistfully 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 wbich 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 rany 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?”— gisting 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 tal 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 a 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 arms, kicking and sprawling like a roasting lobster, hold. the mortifying intelligence that, in a few minutes, she in deepest crimson hue, whilst on her fine blue downcast Tog him above his head, and in that state carrying him would join them.

eyes there appeared a glistening tear, the effervescence of and 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 sody! 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 acfoor, " 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;

i 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 le sea, "and your next excursion shall be a swim, unless whose charms seemed to have received increased lustre to his lips. u 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 upDee, 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 bero now, in his own mind, had nearly reached the xpedition 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 Eray, 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 an 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. ct 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 bence 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 luded 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, lo use a maritime phrase, soon broaght the parties found herself unpleasantly convinced, by ocular demon. Iss, 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 had without endangering spo- “ You were reading, Madam ?" “ Yes, Sir ;-we are age and ugliness, with the aid of dress, could not compete ation 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. insulted, 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 inad, 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 formed, 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 ip making resistance, and as “I am well acquainted, Madam, with the contents of of her rage, had not nature sunk under these complicated a 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 vould 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 dic 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, baving 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 her 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 are 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 repe broke in her hand, and when

les 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 Jover, 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 ach 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 oduced 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.) moked, wbilst the expensive frippery of her dress plainly nearer; and with honest boldness observed, “ I came to ignified that she had no objection to a second husband. tell you, honestly, Madam, who and what I am, though

Tide Table. Our bero's dasbing 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. ir roportioned person, made such an impression on the elder increase than lessen our esteem."

Tuesday .. 2 9 11 9 29 15 2 Sady, that. fancying his attentions were chiefly produced Again the chair advanced a trifle nearer, drawn by the Wednesday 3 9 54 10 17 16 81 - ber attractions, flattered herself a conquest was made,

vering magnet of female attraction, an imonlee that Thursday.. 4 10 39/10 59 17 101

Friday .... 511 18/11 39 18 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.. oii 671

7 Faith. sad fallen a victim to her superior charms. and gently taking her hand, he continued, “ My situation Sunday.... 7 0 13 0 32 18 i 17th Sunday after Trinity,

Monday .. 8 0 50 1 817
Time passed pleasantly; all parties were pleased i-the in life, sweet lady, for I scorn deceit, most likely ill ac. Tuesday .. 9. i 251 i 43 16 i $t. Denys.

| Royal Leroisian System of Writing -We respectfull solicit the attention of our readers to Mr. Thompson excellent system of writing, and also inform them, the that gentleman has removed to No. 87, Bold-street Sce adv.


I gaz'd upon the cloudless blae,

And mark'd each lovely star,
And fair and bright burst on the view

The lights that gleam afar :
Calm was their sheen through heaven's blue deep,

But cold as midnight wave,
Sad as the wandering gales that sweep

Above the warrior's grave.
Par, far away, through realms unknown

Their radiant course is sped,
Thus beams the fire of glories flown,

The memory of the dead :
And such the light, that o'er a name

"Sheds its unquickening rays,
So fair, so cold, glearns the fair fame

Of deeds of other days.

H. W. J.




The Beauties of Chess.
* Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA.


BLACK 1 Knight E-5 to F-7X 1 King ...Ge 2 Knight ....H-6X 2 King ........H_8 3 Knight D-8 to 1-7X 3 Bishop ......F4 Knight ......F-7X 4 King .........G5 Knight......G_5X 5 King .......... 6 Castle .....H-7X 6 Knight ......H-9 7 Knight......F-7X 7 King .........6 8 Knight...... E-5X 8 King ....... H-S 9 Knight......G-6XMATE.



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A Yorkshire clown, a sad mischievous dog As ever drove a plough, or drain'd a bog, The parish parson one day chanc'd to meet, But fail'd to “ to doff his bat" the priest to greet; Whereat the churchman, looking mighty big, Address'd him thus, and shook his reverend wig: 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,
Care should 'venture here to Dight,
Mine the spell, and mine the power,
Back to lure the laughing hour;
Mine the charm, and mine the spell,
Bidding thought a last farewell;
Mine the still and tranquil sway,
All that owning, pleas'd obey;
Hitler then, whoe'er thou be,
Take the cup I offer thee;
Take, and freely, deeply quaff,
Take it and deriding laugh
At Fortune, and her wizard crew,
And all the family of Blue !

L'éthe's waters darkly gleam,
But the gods have blest the stream ;
Lethe's waters sluggish 'roll,
But they own not Fate's control;
Bath, or 'Buxton, Malvern fam'd,
All that physic ever' claim'd;
Or that fashion bade assume,
*Rule o'er Vapours, nerves, and gloom;
Hence! your charms are all a dream,
Leihe's is the gifted stream;
Lethe's still in chains' to bina,
All with feeling, soul, combin'd';
Leche's Waters tow'ring still,
Omnipotent for every ill.

See ! upon this bosom glows,
Myrtle, nor the vaunted rose;
Not the flower of specious name,
Wily Love affects to claim ;
Here remembrance has no place,
Here the rose you may not trace ;
Mine the bliss-bestuwing flower,
Cull'd from Somnus' rayless bower,
Driven from this bosom far,
All with harmony at war;
All that would the realm disclose,
Darkened o'er with countless woes;
All that would with semblance fair,
Mask the haggard brow of Care.

Hither ye, the Påtes beguiling,
Hither ye, ambition toiling;
Love with spirits sadly sinking,
Still on hopes delusions thinking;
Friendship prov'd a traitor too,
'Haste, your great Physician view :

Tis Oblivion bids you come,
See, she points to Acheron !
Speed, the goblet fearless take,

And mem'ry's tyrant felters break.

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Bonaparte hearing that General Kutosoff was rapidly march

ing to intercept his retreat, bursting into an imperial rage, kicked his aid-de-camp, who brought the news, and having no time to lose, penned the following short bulletin:

Curse on my stars! and must I hence go-
What ! forc'd to fly thus past Smolensko?
Yes! Kutosoff approaches fast nigh;
The scoundrel soon will be at Krasnoi :
So the grand army must be off with speed,

Or Kutosoff will cut US OFF, indeed.
December, 1812.




Old Skinfint's base soul is wrapp'd up in his pelf,

And no themes are to him so amusing As to buast to the world what he's gelting himself,

Or else what his neighbour is losing. 1812.

The problem of making the knight traverse each squal in succession, on the chessboard, setting out from a square, has produced much learned investigation, adde been elaborately but not very intelligibly explained. I the 7th volume of the Kaleidoscope a series of origi letters appeared on this subject, and our corresponde terminated tho investigation with the following gena diagram, which renders all further explanation superius as it is plain to the eye that the player, setting out in any square, will arrive successively at each of the sixtpad

V 5 a 9 5 H.


On' a woman who spoke Very well without her tongue, 'a's

attested by Wilcox, Bishop of Rochester, in a paper read before the Royal Society of London.



Qu'une femme parle sans langue, - Et même fasse une harangue,

On le dit; et je le crois bien.
Mais qu'avec une langue elle puisse se taire,
Oh, ma foi ! voila le mystère !
En verité, je n'en crois rien.

That without tongue a woman could
Chat and prattle, talk aloud,

As a fact I must receive it:
But that a woman with a tongue
Could hold her peace and hold it long,

Poo, poo ! I can't believe it.

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Lord Nelson's Monument,


The following Vignette, together with a highly finished Perspective View and Ground Plan of the Town-hall, form a separate publication, advertised in our address 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 Kaleidoscopie.

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The following Description was written by W. Roscoe, Nelson was engaged. The rest of the pedestal is richly i a 'conquered enemy, and the other on a canpon. With an

gay dentre of the Committee under whose direction the decorated with lions' heads and festoons of laurel; and in eye steadfast and upraised to Victory, he is receiving from Hanimal 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. O2 & basera eat of Westmoreland marble stands a circu. that most impressive charge delivered by this illustrious The maimed limb is concealed by the enemy's flag, which

pedestal 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," ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO Death lies in ambush for his victim ; intimating that he ke pedestal are four emblematic figures, of heroic size, DO HIS DUTY."

received the reward of his valour and the stroke of Death de character of captives, or vanquished enemies-in! The figures constituting the principal design are Nelson, at the same moment. Nosion 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,

ea threre Bigures, on the sides of the pedestal, are filled and her navy eager to avenge it, naturally claim a place sented the zeal of the pavy to wreak vengeance on the by for 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 regard

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