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less of them on her spear and shield, describes the feelings asked what was the interest of £10,000 for 8 days, or for
DIORAMA, BOLD-STREET. of the country fluctuating between the pride and the an. 259 days, or he would doubtless have discovered that there
FROM THE REGENT'S PARK, LONDON. guish of a triumph so dearly purchased, but relying for
THE Public are respectfully informed, that security on her own resources.
was a fraction of something more than half a farthing splendid Picture of the VALLEY of SARNEN, which In preferring an historical group to a naval column, or above the £10 19š. 2d. for 8 days, which fraction multi- excited so much attention in Paris and London, 15 N a single statue, and in selecting the subject above described plied into the larger sum, would produce precisely the 41d. adequate idea of the magnificence of this painting er from a considerable number of designs of great excellence, in dispute. But this was not the case ;—he was asked, spectator who has seen it has been astonished by the po monument as should not only do honour to the town of if the interest for 8 days be £10 198. 2d., what will it be this splendid e orkesteret Liverpool, as an effort of art, but should excite in the for 259 days ?” He assumed the datum giv him to be ADMISSION :-Front Gallery, 2s.-Back Gallery, Is. breast of the spectator those feelings, moral and patriotic, correct ; and finding, at a moment's thought, that
the Perpetual Tickets during the Exhibition of this picture ( which a work of thc highest class ought always to inspire. following multiplication would produce the required
Books with Description may be had at the Door, P1
amount, namely :
THE ROYAL LEW ISIAN SYSTEM OF WRITING. and happiness of the hero who dies in the defence of his
REMOVED TO 87, BOLD-STREET. country; and who, in the act of grasping at another crown,
NO NEW PUPILS admitted after Saturday, October 134 which the goddess of Victory is placing on his sword, is in
£354 15 67
MR. THOMPSON, in acknowledging the very libe sensible to the stroke which terminates his glorious career, he pronounced that sum to be the answer, which is strictly
encouragement he has received since his arrival, most At the same time it was their wish to contrast the exultation
spectfully informs the Inhabitants of Liverpool and its inseparable from such an event, with the sincere sorrow and correct
. His brief method of working the sum, which he cinity, that he has REMOVED to 87, where he will contin deep regret occasioned by the death of this distinguished readily explains, is very ingenious. At the same time Mathematical System of converting Bad Writers fala Gia commander, and to impress upon the minds of the present, King's Interest Tables are correct in giving the sum at Onesh ose the course of SIX SHORT and EASY LESSONS and of future ages, a firm conviction, that life itself cannot £354 158. 104d., as Master Noakes would also have done, their present style of Writing, have yet an opportunity The Monument is executed in bronze by Richà. West- if simply required to state the actual interest, without start- and expeditious, as no other method of Teaching
, eren macott, Esq. R. A. The subscription commenced on the ing from a smaller sum, in which the fraction we have discovered, can possibly impart, and from which it is! 15th of November , 1805, and finished the same year, mentioned was not named. In King's Interest Tables possible for them ever after to deviate.
The Lewisian System and Method of Instruction is amounting to about £9000. The weight of the bronze of fractions of less amount than a farthing are very properly superior (in every respect) to all others. It is not conda which it is composed is estimated at upwards of 22 tons. omitted; but we think the work would be improved if a
to one particular style of Writing: for how inelegant wo The figures are of the proportion of seven feet.
it be for a Lady to write a bold mercantile hand--or a Ged slight mark of any description were used to distinguish man to be confined to a fine, light style, adapted only sums which are clear of fractions from those which are not equally
applicable to all
purposes, and to persons of all se MASTER NOAKES. The almost incredible rapidity and accuracy of Master and however
bad a Pupil may write, or whatever may be The following paragraph relative to this most extraordi- Noakes's calculations are highly worthy of the public at- whatever, so far as respects his hand-writing.
TERMS, ONE GUINEA. nary and interesting child is copied from the last Mercury, tention ; but we conceive his modes of calculation to be
N. B. Pen-making taught Gratis to those who will and has excited a good deal of conversation on account of still more wonderful, and have little doubt if he were to their improved Writing to be made public. its supposed bearing upon the accuracy of an established register them in all the various forms
in which they occur, beautiful hand in CANECTE
LESSENS, FATWO GLINE and most valuable work. that a better system of arithmetic might be deduced than
Specimens of Improvement made by Mr. THOMPSONS
pils in Liverpool may be seen, and references given, by Master Noakes, the surprising Calculating Child.— has ever yet appeared. The other day, when this surprising child (little more
The following incident will show one mode of his work found suficient to convince the most incredulous d'
plying at his Apartments, 87, Bold-street, which w than seven years' old) was at one of our Banks, the fol. ing a sum; and we mention it because as it is one of the astonishing and inimitable effects of the Systern. lowing question was proposed to kim :-If the interest easiest questions we have heard put to bim, and as the
PEN-MAKING Taught on systematic principles.-Terms it be for 259 days ?-Answer, £354 158. 674.-The explanation is at once simple and beautiful, even young Taught in sıx LESSONS. on the plan made use of us question was taken from a book of interest tables in the children, to whon this may be shown, may comprehend by Contractions, and their infallible method of abarriet highest repute, where the sum is stated at £354 155. 10$d. something of the ability of the clever youth. A gentle and deciphering, without burdening the memory. Terms
SEPARATE APARTMENTS POR LADIES. making a difference of 4fd. On being told that he was man said to him, “I have four children; to one of them
Pupils are detained only one hour each lesson, and a right in the pounds and not the pence, Master Noakes I give fourpence per week for pocket money ; to another attend any time that suits their own convenience.
Thecharge for Out-attendance is regulated by the distan He was so confident of his own correctness, that he threepence, to another twopence, and to the youngest a and number of Pupils.
N.B. An early application is requested, as Mr. and worked it different ways to prove it, and brought the penny; what will their money amount to in seven years pa same answer, much to the surprise of all around him. He instantly said, thoughtfully,“ Why, let me see; maining beyond the middle of October.
THOMPSON's engagements in London will prevent their
September 25, 1827. Since the appearance of the above we have received the £15 48. 2d.” On being asked his mode of reckoning, he following letter on the subject : said, “Instead of multiplying 52 (the weeks) by 7 (the
MUSIC ESTABLISHMENT, 39, WHITECHAPEL years) I took it to be once a day for one year, that is, 365, A WONDERFUL REDUCTION IN THE PRICES OF
MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. SIR,_From the paragraph in the Mercury of this morn. su that I gained the odd week, which the other plan would
JAMES COWLAN, in addressing the Inhabitant ing, the public would be led to conclude, that the Interest have lost. While you were telling me of the pence, I Liverpool and the Kingdom in generxí, cannot but rer Tables alluded to were erroneous in the calculation made found them to be 10, so that I added a cipher to the his sincere acknowledgments for the great encourage by Master Noakes ; but this is not the case. The tables number, namely, 8650. Now 3600 pence are 300 shillings, Friends he shall ever be unremitting in attention to per alluded to are those of the late respected Mr. Joseph King, or £15, and the odd 50 pence are 4s. 2d.” This was said, continuance of their favours; he also begs to acquaint of Liverpool, and have maintained their reputation, not we assure our readers, quite as quickly as they can pe ing Musical Instruments, New and Second-hand, whole only in Britain, but in all places of the civilized world ruse it. Those who may visit Master Noakes will find Retail, and for Exportation, namely, Patent Key Bugles where the English language or English money is found. that he will far exceed all reasonable expectations. Pocket Bugles with Keys, Clarionets, Bassoons, Wood
Horns, Serpents, improved Fifes, Walking-stick Flu The interest of £10,000 for 8 days, is £10 19s. 2 50 d. and
THE CALCULATING BOY.
Hautboys, Flageolets, Common Fifes, Trumpets, Bass, for 259 days, at the same rate, is something more than
MASTER NOAKES is now exhibiting his powers of Cal- nets, French Horns, Field Bugles, Rifle Bugles, Trombe
Side Drums, Military and Ladies' Tambarines and a £354 158. 104d. Mr. King evidently admitted no fractions culation at the Lyceum Lecture Room, bottom of Bold-street, Brass and copper Basso Horns, Cymbals, Crescents,
where he will be happy to answer any Arithmetical Questions angles, Coach and Hunting Horns, Speaking Trump beyond farthings, as, in a single calculation, no use which Ladies or Gentlemen may propose to him.
Irish Pipes; also, Cases for Instruments, together could be made of them in charging or allowing interest or Admission, One Shilling ; Refreshments ineluded.
Violins, half sizes and three-quarters, Tenors, Kits, will discount. Had Master Noakes had great presence of AGENCY BAZAAR, NO. 69, CHURCH-STREET.
cellos, and Double Basses ; Pandean Pipes, Pipes and mind, he might have perceived the omission of the frac- THIS Establishment was opened on Friday last, the Mutes, Tuning Forks and Hammers. Instruments for
bours, Pitch Pipes, Eolian Harps, Violoncello and tion 50-365 of a penny; for it seems those who were JEWELLERY, GILT and other FANCY GOODS, comprising 28th September, with a most superb and elegant display of hand Players.
A variety of New Music, a quantity at half and som present did not do it for him. The fact is, that he is often every novelty in Head Ornaments, Combs, Tiaras, Sprays, quarter price; Piano-forte Wire and Violin Strings: puzzled (and no wonder) with fractions, and the writer Festival, on sale for Cash, on exceedingly low terms. Bracelets, Necklaces, Spangles, &c. suitable for the Musical net, Bassoon, and Bagpipe Reeds; Ruled Music Paper
Books; Instruction Books for every Instrument, and has witnessed this in a common rule-of-three sum, involv. WILL FINALLY CLOSE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, inserted here, all of which he can warrant, and is ens
ous other articles in the music line too numerous to ing a fraction in the first term.
IN THB ROTUNDA, GREAT CHARLOTTE-STREET, to sell considerably lower than any person out of Long Friday Morning
BARKER and BURFORD'S Splendid Circular PANO. be being the only Manufacturer in any provincial town. The difference between Master Noakes's calculation and RAMA of the CITY and ISLAND of CORFU, with part of the the only general Manufacturer in the United Kingdom
Instruments of every maker correctly repaired, or ta that of Mr. King, reminds us of the dispute between the
COAST OF GREECE,
in exchange.-Some excellent second-hand Instruments travellers respecting the shield; for, strange as it may ap- EPIRUS, and the Suliote Chain of MOUNTAINS In the dis- Sale.
Instruments let out by the year, quarter, month, we pear, both parties are perfecuy correct. Our correspond ground with several thousands of the inhabitants of the or day. ent is hasty when he ascribes to Master Noakes a want of all in their various splendid dresses, assembled on Fort Neuf, post paid.
All commands will be punctually attended to: 1f by lett “presence of mind” in not perceiving the omitted frac- to celebrate the annual religious festival of La Madonna. Some PIANO-FORTES at from £4 to £16 each, sults
Open from Ten till dusk. Descriptive for beginners. tion; for on the question being proposed, he was not Book, with Plate, 6d. Season Ticket, 5s.
No connexion with any other House in Tow.
TO THE EDITOR.
AIR, “QUE LE JOUR ME DURE,”
COMPOSED ON THREE NOTES:
THE WORDS AND MUSIC BY J. J. ROUSSEAU.
(FROM THE HARMONICON.]
The subjoined piece, by Rousseau, in which three notes alone form the melody, is introduced here merely as a specimen of the musical types used in the Kocidoscope ; and we take this opportunity of informing strangers, that, independent of the great diversity of other interesting matter, our last volume, the srenth, contained upwards of twenty pieces of music.
common sense and discretion. After an impartial, pro- | indeed, he appeared wise, but on greater intimacy his
tracted, and rather interesting trial, the defendant was wisdom was discovered to have been without discretion, THE DEATH OF PHRENOLOGY.
found guilty on all the counts in the indictment, to the and his virtue without utility, although Fame had greatly
number of thirty-six, having been indicted on all the magnified his talents, and given greater powers of mind « On the bare earth exposed he lies,
bumps severally and conjointly. To a great number of than he ever possessed ; for Without a friend to close his eyesDBYDEX.
the charges he pleaded guilty, but attempted to deny Talk is her business; and her chief delight TO THE EDITOR
others, although they were as notorious as the organs on To talk of prodigies and cause affright, Sun-I have frequently given to the world, through his sapless skull
. Some say that he died by ridicule, or His appearance was pale; his frame emaciated, --for be Be medium of your miscellany, an account of many im was cut to the heart by wit ; others maintain, with greater was all bone ; his head, which was cracked from his birth, asilia which the deceased was in the habit of practising probability, that he was fairly and honourably killed by was soldered with plaster of Paris, or stucco; and although
redulous, unsuspecting public; and it is now my the sword of argument, wielded by the arm of reason. he had no eyes, his credulous admirers believed he could Ladeh oly duty to communicate to thee the death of this But the general opinion is, that he underwent the last discern colours by a bump on the head. His propensities enerally called useful member of society, who departed penalty of the law, as awarded by a jury of enlightened, were many, his moral sentiments confused, and his intel
life at half-past ten o'clock on Thursday evening last. impartial Englishmen, and gravely delivered by the judge; lectual faculties totally deranged; for he united in himself sieparted, because it is a less unfeeling word than to thus expiating the evil tendencies of his divers fallacies, an extraordinary conibination of professions and callinge what this highly intelligent and scientific personage wild extravagancies, and enormous crimes.
fortune-telling, metaphysics, anatomy, physiology, &c. offered the last penalty of the offended laws of his coun. Great discoveries are said to have been made, on dis- By his morality he pretended to relieve the wants of * The Kveral exertions of Dr. Cameron at the Lyceum, secting his brain, by his particular admirers, Bolus and mankind, and by his soothsaying to guide their wanderndur a few youngsters at the Scientific Society, made it Quizzle; an account of which I shall soon communicate ings and direct their fortunes: this for some time gained
quisite to have PHRENOLOGY committed to stand trial to the scientific world, through the medium of your excel him many admirers, but few friends; for he was soon dis. eioze a jury of this enlightened town; the trial, which lent journal. He was, for several years past, on a rapid covered to be a false prophet, in whom was a false and pending for some time, on account of the multiplied decline; and although the number of his organs was in. deceitful tongue,"-an ignis fatuus, destroying the poor
ad aggravated offences of the deceased, attracted great creasing, his vital functions were approaching that disso- mortals who were travelling to the Temple of Science, by striosity
lution to which all sublunary things are subject. His life decoying them from the highway of truth and simplicity He was tried, op two respective days, before Mr. Judge was short, and foolishly spent in vague theories, which all into the sloughs and quicksands of error, pride, and delufratice, on the bench of reflection, with a special jury of but himself well knew could never be realized. At first, sion. He had losty pretensions, and made plausible pro.
mises, without ever being able to perform them; and
The Diorama, Bold-street.-We beg to call the atte boasted of having a great deal in expectation, while he had
tion of our readers to the beautiful dioramic view of
TO THE EDITOR. nothing in reversion.
Valley of Sarnen, now exhibiting in Bold-street. In p Whenever he excited the hopes of his votaries, he was
SIR, I went, last night, to see that little prodigy Mas- of rich natural colouring this view cannot, we think, sure to blast their expectations by disappointment; he was ter Noakes ; and I was sorry to see this singularly-gifted possibly surpassed ; but the deepest impression is made proud and arrogant, and looked high, which was one cause
boy with so thin an attendance: and, if any thing I can the mind of the spectator, by the representation of of his continually stumbling. His brain was never sound, say will tend to promote his interest, it is only an act of surround the valley, shrouding them in darknes, and and was, latterly, cracked literally into thirty-six parts, or
justice for the pleasure I received. He is as quick in bis last bursting over the lake in its centre. The effect h torn to pieces to make several petty states, as Poland was; replies and repartees as he is in elucidating the
sums given is truly sublime. To the lovers of the grand and
him. in short, these little divisions of his brain were continually,
Amongst other sums proposed to him, I gave him turesque in nature, the whole view affords the high at war with each other; and, as they increased in number, the following - Multiply 90,807 by the same number. In gratification. See adv. they became more extravagant in their demands on the three or four minutes he gave the answer,, 8,245,911,249.
LIVERPOOL FESTIVAL AND FANCY DRESS BAR public credence. This circumstance partly explains the lo 26cwt, 3qr. 25lb. avoirdupois, how many ounces? and unsettled state of bis mind, and his continued tendency to ounce? În about a similar
time he replied, 48,336 ounces, LONDON, where she has personally selected an elegant if in gold, what would they come to at £3 175. 10$d. per the Ladies of Liverpool and its vicinity her retuta.
MISS TAIT begs leave respectfully to announce insanity. He was obliged, at last, to call into aid his and £188,208 6s. Od. I asked him also to subtract me fashionable Assortment
of FANCY GOODS, de, said neighbour, Confusion, to repel the rapid incursions of disa x. M. w. D. H. M.
700000 crimination and doubt! Driven from all rational society, 6 6 6 6 6 6 from seven years : 6 6 6 6 6 6, consi- I which will continue open for inspection during the face
TUMES, FANCY DRESSES, FRENCH FLOWERS, 49 he took refuge in jails and madhouses-for-he shunned re dering the year as twelve months, and four weeks as a
at her ROOMS, 76, BOLD-STREET. search, and fled at the approach of reason."
month. He seemed a little startled at first ; for you will THEATRE-ROYAL, LIVERPOOL In public he appeared with a numerous train of de observe there is what may be called a little bit of a pendants and auxiliaries,--such as horses', dogs', cats'; catch in the question, viz. When you come to the weeks
MR, KEAN, monkies', and donkies' heads,t by which he logically proved it requires to borrow two months, which is paid to the next, commence an engagement of FIVE NIGHTS at this Tha
of the Theatres Royal Drury-lane and Covent-garden, the knowledge contained in his own. He was, from his instead of one borrowed, in all usual cases : however, This Evening (Monday) October 1, when will be perform youth, a wanderer, an outcast, and a vagabond ;-~banished when I told him to work each under its respective head,
the Tragedy of from Vienna, drummed out of Paris, and nearly starved
RICHARD THE THIRD.
Richard, Duke of Glo'ster.., in London and Edinburgh: he came to Liverpool, where he soon gave me the answer, viz. 4 10 17 54. I have After which, the Melo Drama of the BLIND BOY. he finished his career, and where he was buried, with all seen this simple question puzzle many grown-up school
On Tuesday, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE scientific pomp: like Cain he bore on his forehead the boys. These were but a few that were promptly and cor
With LOVE AND REASON. marks of his folly and wickedness. His friends (particu- rectly answered. He is a most interesting boy, not yet, I Wednesday, A NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBT larly Dr. Cameron and the bumpologists of the Scientific) | understand, 78 years old; and those fond of figures will,
Sir Giles Overreach.. Mr. KEAN. are to wear sackcloth and ashes for, at least, six months ; I should trust, not omit the opportunity of indulging them.
The MOGUL TALE; or the Descent of an Al Balle
And OF AGE TO-MORROW. and to have their organs of veneration highly developed ; selves with a treat. If you think proper to insert this in
On Thursday, KING LEAR. or will wear, when covered, a small white ball or scallop the Kaleidoscope it is much at your service.
After which, THE MAGPIE OR THE MAID in front of their hats : you may know them at a mile's distance.“ They are the men; and when they die,
On Friday, WILLIAM TELL and TOM and JERE science shall surely die with them.".
Fashions for October. At eleven o'clock the wretched being was cofaned with
To Correspondents. all due funeral pomp; and, having been despatched on the PROMENADE DRESS.-Dress of Egyptian blue du four winds of the earth, was carried to the tomb of his f&Cape, made high and very full; the sleeves en gigot; the MusicAL TIME-BEATER.-In our next we shall introduse thers in the limbo of vanity, where he lies interred, covered skirts sufficiently long to touch the ground behind, and description and engravings of Mr. Egerton Smith's Med with the clouds of oblivion ; thus leaving our mortal ha- same colour; they are pointed at the top, and formed into
ornamented by straps, with satin rouleau edges of the nical Musical Time-beater, which marks audibly the bitations, where, of this science," he leaves not a wreck triangles by rouleaus beneath, from which they descend
ning of every bar, and also indicates the crotchets, quare behind ;" but dwells henceforth with the bats and the owls as low as the hem, terminating broad. Tulle pelisse,
or any other subdivision of the bar. It can instant
adjusted to any time, and does not exceed an octavo a of night. His disciples intend to raise a monument to his with three vandykes on the shoulders forming epaulettes, memory, and his real friends have written the following of the same colour, and confined at the waist by a band of FANCY BALL---Festival Week.–Our next publicar en
edged with gold-colour satin, tied at the throat with ribbon in size. epitaph : To the Memory of
Egyptian blue du Cape, fastened in front with a plain contain many interesting particulars of the novelties
gold buckle ; collerette of tulle, vandyked and edged with PHRENOLOGY ;
Festival week, including a description of the Esch gold colour satin. Close bonnet of Aoss silk; the colour rooms, illustrated with an engraving. Born of Fantasy; by Folly bred ;
graduated from deep orange to pale straw; lined with ORIGINE, GRANDEUR, ET DECADENCE DES ARTISTES EN Educated in the school of Sophistry,
pale pink salin, and ornamented with shaded ostrich fea. Under the direction of Doctors Gall, Spurzheim, and Co.
VEUX.-We have just been favoured with a portion Was introduced to the world by Novelty; thers; strings en bride. Embroidered lace veil ; gold
whimsical article with this title, written expressiy fell And gained some converts by Credulity: bracelets and car-rings ; corded silk boots, with a narrow
Kaleidoscope by Dr. Allert. We shall translate it into fringe at the top ; yellow gloves. He was plausible and cunning;
lish for insertion in the next Kaleidoscope ; and, But deceitful and dangerous: BALL DRESS.-Dress of white tulle over a white satin
meantime, we will thánk our ingenious corresponden He had always symptoms of Folly;
slip; the sleeves are made short and full, contined round a continuation of his bagatelle.
the arm by a straw.colour satia band, and ornamented Lapsus Penn&.-- In some remarks on the Theatre, we But died an arrant Impostor, In the 21st year of his age,
with bows and ends of the same colour, reaching below of the performance of Young Beu well as the Starved 1827.
the sleeve. The corsage is plain, with a very full falling thecary, whereas it was the Lay Brother we shou
trimming of blond round the top, which is circular and As he lived to injure the morals, and endanger the very rather high. The skirt is decorated with deep festoons of
said. We found out the mistake just as our edition
nearly printed off, and gave orders early on Friday religion of the country, it is to be hoped, in true Christian straw-colour satin, commencing by two bows and sur
noon to have it corrected. feelings, that he died without the hope of immortality! mounted
by a tripartite ornament; beceath are two small) Amicus need not be afraid that we shall waste powie Many fair and witry dames; many logical, satirical, and satin rouleaus, distant the width of the hem, and showing
shot upon such game. We may say of them as su sentimental en commen, were present at this momentous the transparent tulle between : sash of straw-colour satin
Handy said of the fire, "It will soon go out of itself trial, and crio'ed the solemn se ne by singing the fol- with bows and long ends on each side and behind. The Ugo FOSCALO.–Our correspondent s. R. is informed til lowing origirui verse, expressive of the high esteem in hair is dressed in large curls, with plaited bands, arranged have in reserve for our next a memoir of this distingui which the lens id fece as a gentleman had been beld :- between a garland of blue daliabs. Close to the throat is character, drawn up from authentic documents.
a delicate gold chain, entwined three or four times, and MR. KEAN.—The memoir of this celebrated actor, All the birds in the air Came sighing and sobbing,
beneath is a row of small pearls set in gold, with pear. mended for insertion by A Reader, is on our file for Who they heard the bell toll
shaped pearls pendant; ear-rings to correspond. On the insertion. It will probably appear in our next.
left arm is an elegant armlet of coloured stones in embossed | WAR—We shall attend to the Quaker's Hot. Tor poor Cock Robin. Ever thine, dear Ki.. AMICUS JUSTITIE.
gold ; Neapolitan bead bracelets outside the white kid A press of matter has obliged us to postpone until next
gloves, which are stamped and drawn at the elbow : gold Liverpool, September, 1827.
the communications of J. M. of Dublin-W. R. and T. tissue shoes; Jocko cedar fan.
Alnwick-W.W. M.-J, S.W.-J. B. of Manchester • Gall and Co. have proved many of their theories in these
H. W.J.-Q. X. S.- No Scotsman, (The Sacrament Da places. would they had staid in either the rails or mad- Panorama of the City and Island of Corfu.-As this Anonymous (the Retrospect)- and a note to Patronas, HF houses, with t: ir eightened ,' bils, and not infested society exhibition is intended to be closed on Saturday, the 13th was prepared, and which shall appear in our nert, un with their nonsener scence !
instant, we trust that such of our readers as have not yet in the meantime, he convey to us a wish that it shoul | This is an absoluto fact. Any one who has been to the seen it will in the meantime avail themselves of the oppor- withheld. learned lectures on this seience, at either the Lyceum or the tuvity. The pleasure derived from viewing the numerous Scientific, wil zout for the fact of these skulls being ne natural and artificial objects which it represents will amply Printed, published, and sold, every Tuesday, by E. Sat cessary for aiaip, kall of the lecturer. : repay the diligent observer.-See adv.
and Co., Clarendon-buildings, Marshall-strecta
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L which has never before been introduced into any public
P It is a singular and almost unaccountable fact, that no
L asician or mechanic has ever directed his attention to the M DE.
12 Instruction of a simple machine, to inark the musical bar,
indicate its subordinate divisions. I think I have a right to assume that no such machine was constructed fore that which I am about to describe, because I have Fa teen such invention mentioned in any scientific k, nor have I ever met with any musical professor
o has heard of such a contrivance, although all teachers admit the utility, if not the necessity, of some mecha
I al method of aiding the learner to acquire the indissusible habit of keeping correct time.
The metrenome, invented a few years ago by Maelzel, sin elegant little instrument; but as far as I can under.
K sad, or ascertain its peculiar purpose, from those who Te used it, it merely serves to ascertain the precise time which the composer intended his piece to be played in rder to produce the best effect. It used to accompany a piece throughout, it would
H be tend to embarrass than assist the young practitioner, is merely sounds the crotchets, quavers, &c. with one
L notonous beat, making no difference between the begin
L 2g of the bar or any of its subdivisions.
प A padolum rod, with a sliding graduated rod, would
er all the purposes of the patent metronome, which is det five guineas.
Fig. 1 represents a profile view of the front of the ma- would give the quickest time it can beat. The pendulum boat thirty years since, in order to supply this deside. chine. Fig.2, a full view of the back, supposed to be seen being graduated, the player has only to slide the ball up or s, I constructed a musical time-beater, nearly similar through the brass plate which holds the machine together
. down to obtain any gradation of time from largo to pres but which is represented by the annexed engravings, The figures of reference apply to both views; thus, F, tissimo. found it to exceed my most sanguine expectations in the back view, shows the dial complete, which can little machine, which was about eight inches high, only be seen edge-wise in the profile view, &c. &c.
The original machine is exactly twice as large as the an.
nexed diagram, and the proportion of the parts is here acbroad, and from two to four deep, was so constructed give a smart stroke to mark the bar, and a lesser beat
curately observed. indicate the minim, crotchet, quaver, semi.quaver, or
DESCRIPTION OF THE TIME-BEATER.
The pallet wheel contains 80 teeth, equal to 60 beats. sibdivision of the bar. It could be instantly set to any A--13 a flat thin plate of brass or ivory, on which the ham. The barrel contains five rows of pins or teeth, consisting of saired measure, and it would beat 12, 8, 6, 4, 3, or mer (B) strikes, to indicate the commencement of each bar. 30, 20, 15, 10, 5. When the hammer, by means of the
ang bar, at any required rate. This was effected by Bonds the hammer to strike on the plate (A) at the beginning snail (M) is brought in contact with these different rows of work, moved by a strong spring, and regulated by
of ndalum with a moveable ball, by raising or lowering -the Pallets. D—the Pallet or Scape-wheel.
pins, the following will be the number of beats in the bar. hich, any time, from prestissimo to largo, might E--the Barrel, with five sets of pins or divisions (described When the hammer is in contact with the row of 30 pins, dicated; the beginning lof each bar being distinctly
there will be two beats to one stroke of the hammer.ked by a smart stroke of a little hammer, while the F-The Dial and Index, or Pointer, to regulate the number When on 20, three beats ; when on 15, four beats ; when ponent parts of the bar were audibly given by the
of beats in each bar. of the pallet wheel, about as loud as the ticking of a G-the Fusee. H-the
barrel containing the main spring.
on 10, six beats ; and when on 5, twelve beats; or, in mon clock. 1-(fig. 2) the Hammer Frame.
other words, the time beaten will be 2 in the bar, 3 in the his instrument was destroyed, there is reason to think, K--the Stop to the Fusee when wound up. s with much other property deposited in a warehouse M—The Adjuster, on which the Index is fastened. It is gible, I shall briefly explain the manner of putting the
bar, 4 in the bar, 6 in the bar, or 12 in the bar.
In the hope that the preceding description will be intelli. That which I am about to describe has been recently n-the
Pallet Pinion, acting on the fusee wheel (G.)
machine in motion. A key is applied to the fusee harbor Eructed by Mr. Cundliffe, clockmaker, in Frazer-street, 10-a Spring to keep the hammer frame in its place up to the G, and the main-spring H is wound up. The fusee wheel is town, who has suggested some simplification of the
G, and the pinion wheel N, are consequently set in mo.' PPP—the Pendulum, with a sliding ball. sball endeavour to explain its construction and mode
tion, as well as the scape-wheel D, which gives impulses Deration, so as to render it intelligible to those who are The ball of the pendulum is ciose up in the figure, in to the pendulum P. The scape-wheel raises the hammer
very conversant with clock machinery, and to enable order to save room ; but in the original, the pendulum rod to mark the commencement of each bar, and the drop of cockmaker to make these instruments.
is two feet or more. As here represented, the machine the wheel indicates the subdivisions of such bar.
It will be recollected that our hero was unacquainted morning preserved him from a watery grave, he was strug
with the degree of consanguinity that existed between this with the unaccountable conduct of the parties, who, instea "I have here only made a nosegay of culled powers, and have young man and the female who had made so instantaneous of showing alarm at his danger, and gratefully thankin brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them."
an impression on his mind : and, on the other hand, his his preserver, they each in confused agitation turned to
host had not the most distant idea that his aunt and sister wards the window, and left the gentleman to draw wbal BRADBURY AND HIS BEAR. had any knowledge of Bradbury.
conclusions they thought proper. The chaise arrived, and our hero was dropped at his inn,
From this state of general surprise they were released by (Centinued from our last.) who promised to be punctual at the dinner hour.
che announcement of dinner, and never did four people
The number on the card he had received, and the streets down to a gumptuous meal with less inclination to partal The feelings that would naturally arise in the mind of being the same he had visited that morning, left an im- of it
It sometimes happens that the falling out of real frien any one similarly situated, it may easily be conceived pression that, in all probability, as this was a lodgingo would not be overpleasing.
house, apartments might be occupied by others, and some is followed by muiual desire for reconciliation, would pri The miserable situation in which he had unintentionally fortunate occurrence might gain him, if not an interview, or shame permit any one of the parties to make the fiu placed the first female that had ever made a virtuous im- at least, perhaps, a sight of this all-attractive female. overtures; so it was here; all wished more or less for pea pression on his heart; the consequences that might arise The dinner hour arrived, and Bradbury, true to the and amity, but none broke the silence. from the violence of her aunt's disposition ; how to relieve moment, stood before the door, as neat and as smart as
The young man at the head of the table, after carrin her, shut out, as he undoubtedly would be, from further natty clothes and clean linen could make him.
an enormous animal, of the feathered kind, attempted fr intercourse ;-all these difficulties filled his mind with The servant having shown him into the drawing-room, to help his aunt, but being in the habit of frequency perplexity. In this state of meditation be sauntered slowly retired. “ How is this?" thought he, " the same apart- styling her mother, inquired, in a jocular way, baldin towards the sea side.
ment-surely there must be some mistake!” The young up a wing of the bird on his fork, "Mother-goor." The day was bot, and on the shore were many bathers. man now made his appearance, and again, taking his hand, Bradbury applying the words to himself, in a pantomin Various schemes arose in his mind, in hopes to hit upon warmly repeated his grateful thanks, observing, that as he sense, began to smile, and as laughing is catching some one likely to procure him a second interview, but was indebted to him for his existence, he could only add quickly passed from one to the other, and a gleam of a none appeared feasible, and dejection, bordering on de- !o the obligation by pointing out some way in wbich he neral good humour almost instantly spread itself thrsy spair, overspread his mind. might serve him in return.
the whole group, every one seeming to have forget But his better fate brought about what otherwise would “ But, Mr. Bradbury," he continued, “although my the tongue and the teeth, whilst the hob-a-knob of gay
what had passed, for goose, and Mother Goose, employ have been with difficulty accomplished.
aunt and sister are aware that a gentleman dines with me His meditations had led him near a mile by the water to-day, they are not acquainted with his name or his
Madeira seemed to reconcile all parties.
pro. side, before he began to notice how far be bad wandered, fession ; I thought it best to keep them in the dark re
The welcome sun of success began once more to shi and having just turned a small point of land, he stopped garding the latter, for though I respect you done the less upon, our hero; and, as a better relish to following see to reconnoitre; when, within a few yards of the place on on account of your calling, and they were highly delighted the whole party, from tacit distance
, and unmoved muse which he stood, there lay the costume of a man, made in with your representation of Mother Goose the other even launched at once into the opposite extreme, and by way a stylish form, and, casting his eyes towards the water, he ing, yet my aunt, l'm sorry to say, to a bad temper adds being distinct, they all spoke at once, in a sort of please beheld the owner swimming at a small distance from the an immoderate stock of family pride, and I do not wish unintelligible confusion. shore. Being an adept in athletic exercises of almost every that you, to whom I owe so much, should at my table
The old lady's fainily pride gave way to stronger i description, he stood some tiine ad attentive observer. meet with coolness or hauteur, wbich, perhaps, had your ings, and although she had been informed by her niti
The person was evidently making towards the shore, profession come to her knowledge, might, I fear, have Bradbury's profession, it proved no bar to ber vistes, and seemingly with much difficulty; at last he sunk, ex- taken place.
had things gone op as she wished and expected, claiming, “ Cramp! cramp!”
The scene now became interesting to all parties, and to would be no doubt that her person and property Bradbury, who was in general
, if any thing, rather too a bystander acquainted with the plot it must have had a far. have been at his disposal, but the all-powerful mappa forward in venturing himself
, when by his personal prowess cical effect. He had scarcely finished his speech when the as her left hand, and she knew it not or by the lightening his purse there appeared an oppor. two ladies entered the room, and when they observed the The young lady, with an angelic smile, pleased that tunity of serving a fellow-creature, threw off bis hat and unfortunate individual who a few hours ago had been so
aunt had recovered her good humour, although us coat, and without hesitation plunged into the water; and, abruptly turned out of the house, and who looked almost quainted with the cause, sat in perfect good humour as the unfortunate person came up the third time, caught as sheepish as he did when he came dripping out of the sea, all parties; whilst her brother rejoiced to see then hold of his hair and dragged him into shallow water, then a stop as sudden was put to their progress as though they happy, not, however, being able to account for any took him into his arms and carried biin on sbore.
each had received a shock from an electrical machine. they had to be otherwise, Animation was not entirely suspended, but having swal. But the feelings of each of the parties varied in quality cook a moderate share, now and then pledging the last
The wine was of the best quality, and the gender lowed much salt water, sickness overpowered him; and it and degree. The
lover, filled with pleasure at the approach which the younger regularly declined, and the old one was not till nature had assisted by discharging the contents of his mistress, and pain at the sight of ber aunt, felt a of his stomach, that he could articulate, which at last be strong desire to speak; but his wngue faltered when he regularly filled a bumper. Women of violent pasien feebly did, “Sir, I thank you, for you have saved ms life.” called to mind what had passed in the morning. The one way, frequently are so in others. It ipas impoe But what was his deliverer's surprise, to find the being he young lady, little expecting another visit so soon after the for Bradbury, deeply as his mind was engaged in and bis dandy
must be confessed, a mixture of pleasure and pain, fear that escaped from the aunt, increasing with every-a The young man, recovering by degrees
, looked up at his and hope, arising in her mind at the unexpected sight of tional glass; vay, if he had been blind to them, a deliverer , but knew biin not ; indeed it was very impro, the only. muu who had ever yet
had the boldness to declare squeeze of the hand beneath the table soon.convinced bable he should, for the water had completely disfigured
that a partiality had taken place in a quarter be least him. Doe-skin breeches, white top boots, dasbing waist
an honest attachment for her.
pected and least wished for, which rendered his sitor ooat, stiff collar, silk handkerchiefs, all had lost their elasticity, colour, and attraction, and cluny to his body like mortified at the indiscretion she was led into by the vio- even if she be attractive, are frequently rather
, isjur lence of her disposition, bad severely repepted the abrupt than beneficial to the party. Gratitude, however, seemed to be the first feelings in and unladylike dismissal she bad given to a man she liked, this young man's breast, for all dandies are not merely on the bare appearance of a slight, which explanation room, his guest, glad of the opportunity of removine,
The donor of the dower having for a moment let blocks to brush coats upon ; and having, with assistance, might have done away.
the chair, and begged leave to propose the preside put on his clothes, a countryman passing was despatched
Then again, her hasty. imprudence in giving an invita health in his absence ; to which the old lady tosial for a chaise. In the meantime the dripping state of Brad. tion to a strange gentleman, on so sligbt an acquaintance, another bumper, at the same time removing to the bury's clothes awakened strong marks of sympathy.
was a matter she wished concealed from the knowledge of our hero had just left; so that he had gained no dist “ You have ventured much, and suffered much for my her nephew.
from the aunt by this maneuvre, although he had obtai sake, Sir; how can I make you amends ?” Then, looking
All these ideas flushed at once upon her mind the mo. a seat nearer to the niece. more steadfastly , at him, " Surely, Sir, ---do I wistake a ment she entered the room.
l'he time, according to fashionable etiquette, (a cus are you Mr. Bradbury ?”
The feelings of her nephew were of a totally different more honoured in the breach than the observance,) bay Having been answered in the affirmative, a mutual re. nature; they partook not of either love or jealousy; gra- arrived, the object of our hero's admiration rose, and conciliation took place, and the young man, presenting his titude was the predominant feature; but when he took his fering her arm to her aunt, which, by the upstradines card, insisted on their dining together that day at his friend by the hand, and led him up to the ladies, introduc- her gait, appeared to be highly necessary, and as she lodgings.
ing him under the title of a gentlemen who had that 'the room gave a pleasant look towards ber brother's frze
wet brown paper.