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The pistol sworn to, as having been in my possession, to alter the system, otherwise the consequences might have floor, displayed a distance too great to drop, with an is before you: I confess it is so similar to a brace ofbeen fatal. A more respectable apartment was, therefore, chance of safety, without assistance. pistols which I lately purchased of one of the wit- provided, and a convalescent maniac permitted to visit him As Bradbury stood viewing the difficulties he had to en nesses, that I myself should not, perhaps, be able to in his lucid intervals ; but still pen, ink, and paper, were counter, through the window-—having removed the bar distinguish them. I declare to you, before the om- not allowed most probably from a fear that a true state. Luckily perceived Monsieur Duboys, the celebrated paul last great day of judgment, that I never, in my life , was hibebe means of procuring his liberation sooner than awaken his attention, he instantly broke one of the genet
of glass with the bar, and the pieces falling about had in my possession more than two pistols of that
A weak state of body is not always accompanied with a friend's ears, caused him to look upwards; when, obser kind. These are in that trunk. When I was seized weak state of mind; and Bradbury, scarcely able to walk, ing Bradbury's pale, emaciated face, in a large woolla I had not the remotest thought that suspicion at- passed many a sleepless hour in forming plans for his nightcap, protruded through the fractured window, I tached to me. I had, therefore, no time to make pre- escape when returning strength would admit of an effort. knew him not; and, conceiving the thing done to affro parations of any sort. I had always been in the The gentleman who was permitted to visit him, and him, took up a stone, and was on the point of returnin habit of keeping the pistols in that trunk. There whose afflicting malady arose from a theological derange- the favour with interest, when he was stopped by Bra they were, as usual, on the day I was seized; there ment of intellect, often conversed with him on serious sub-bury's well known voice, “Duboys, don't you know me the officer found them; there you will find them; jects; for Bradbury was what might be called a high “Ah! Mons. Bradbury, what you do dere vid you and unless it can be proved that I have had in my church devotee, regular as the clock in his daily attend. capnight? you very much for sick." possession three pistois exactly of the same descrip- ance, and moral in his conduct; for drinking and dissipa- Bradbury, in few words, informed him that be bad led tion, the evidence against me, as far as regards this tion, so common with his fraternity, were not amongst his been incarcerated in that place, and requested bim so asian
failings, and I can safely say he always bore the character him in his escape, which might be effected by bringing point, can have no weight. of an honest man.
sort of light ladder that was often used on the stage fit The trunk was then opened. A case containing only me pistol was produced. It corresponded, in following observation :
One day his maniac companion surprised him with the balancing, &c.
The foreigner, with the same spirit of philanthropy to every respect, with that already in court. A groan
“ It is my opinion, Sir, that the orthodox are mistaken. filled the breast of the worthy Sir Robert Wilson, when of disappointment and horror burst from the assembly. There can be but one God, and being omnipotent, and aided the escape of Lavalette, eagerly engaged in Selwyn gazed on the trunk with a wild, indescribable the essence and fountain of justice and mercy, he cannot friend's cause, and promised at nine in the evening 10 stare ; then clasping his hands together, he lifted his have brought beings into existence without their own con- there; but he did not comprehend, nor could he pronon eyes to heaven, and exclaimed, “ Just Heaven, thou sent, to make three parts of them everlastingly miserable. the word ladder; however, the kind creature replied, "? forsakest me! I submit to thy will! I yield to my The ultimate end of a merciful Deity must be the happi- we,” to every thing, whether he understood it or nat. fate!
ness of his creatures, whatever states of probation they When the keeper came with the dinner that day, bes He then sunk into total apathy. He heard no more may have to go through before they arrive at it.” informed by his prisoner that some mischievous bayak
Now Bradbury, who had been brought up to believe demolished the pane of glass with a stone, either by ebar that passed. He fixed his eyes on the objects around him with a viewless idiot stare. It was a spectacle every thing he had been taught as holy truths, and, had or on purpose, and the bar being placed to all appeara
Jack the Giant Killer been bound with the Bible, he would firm, no further notice was taken. to appal the soul !
have believed it all without examination, laid all this to Abont eight o'clock in the evening, the friendly Free Lord Vernon, for the first time, appeared to waver the account of derangement of intellect, or he certainly man inquired of the stage-keeper, at the theatre
, “ Me in his opinion ; he was differently, but not less vio- would have resented such blasphemous doctrines, as far as Johnton, lend a me for von half hour de little
, vot peace lently affected than Selwyn. He fixed his eyes in- speech would have enabled bim; yet, notwithstanding his de bladder; it is to step great high, for Maps Brad tensely on him. As he continued to gaze on his deep-rooted prejudice, he could not avoid saying to him- bury." countenance, a conviction of his innocence seemed self, with Polonius in the play, “ Though this be mad. It instantly struck the stage-keeper, that the sils, los again to arise in his heart. He asked of the court ness, there's method in it."
teen feet high, on which Bradbury used to stalk about leave to speak It was granted. He defended the After this unusual effort of reason the poor man's intel. stage, with such astonishing agility, were what was waste prisoner in a strain of eloquence which was never ex-lect began again to fail; and, as nothing was said in reply, and the Frenchman, knowing no better, brought cheer ceeded. He demanded of the jury whether the senhe proceeded :
the window, at the time appointed, when Bradbury
, bei sations they witnessed in the prisoner could be coun.
" Perhaps, Sir, you are not aware that the reins of go on the look out, could scarcely help laughing at his fria terfeited ; whether they did not, evidently, arise from vernment in this world are placed in my hands?” To mistake, when, as it happened, the stills would answer
which Bradbury archly replied, “ I'm glad to hear it, purpose equally as well, and without further delay some dreadful unknown disappointment; whether
because, if you have the reips, be kind enough to out the window frame, with the assistance of the iron any buman being would be so infatuated as to bring drive me out of this place as soon as possible.” placed his feet in the straps, and stumped away up down on himself the inevitable destruction which
" I will, but you must first be baptized."
parrow street, to the astonishment of those who mette must be the consequence of a conscious falsehood in * I have been," he replied.
who perceiving a pale-faced figure, in a light-cok the prisoner's circumstances? He dwelt on Selwyn's “ Yes, I understand you, in your infant state ; but that waistcoat, a flannel nightcap, and near twenty feet la intimacy with himself and his friend; the total want wont do, and it is now my duty to perform the ceremony." made a precipitate retreat, concluding they beheld of motive to induce him to commit this horrid deed; Upon which, seizing a certain utensil from under the thing supernatural, whilst Mons. Duboys followed his own conviction that the accused was innocent, bed, he approached with full intent to bestow its contents friend, highly diverted at this whimsical event. which could arise from nothing but the strongest pro- on the head of the adult; which the other avoided by The top of a high tilted waggon that stood in the et bability that he was so ; although the night being kicking it out of his hand, and the crash made on the floor soon afforded our hero an opportunity of dismounting, dark, and the attack sudden and momentary, he brought up the keeper, who instantly conducted the bap. leaving the stilts to take their chance, the Clown and
Pantaloon made the best of their way to Braaibury's for could not swear to the person of either of the four tisinal bedlamite to his own apartment.
When the human mind, invigorated by returning health, lodgings. assassins—and, therefore, could not positively say finds nothing to attract its attention but a monotonous Luckily, although he had been absent for some se that Selwyn was not of the number.
view of bare walls, incarceration becomes insupportable, his apartments were still at liberty, and bis property (To be continued.)
and invention, before oppressed by relaxation of body, for, always punctual in his weekly payment, and peace
now goes to work with redoubled force, and like a giant and unoffending in his conduct, he was, generally, 1 Che Bouquet.
refreshed, forms schemes for liberation that in sickness respected by those with whom he lived; and, of course "I have here only made a nosegay of cuiled flowers, and have appeared in possible.
was now received as one risen from the grave; which brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them." Having consislerahly recovered his health and spirits, deed, his appearance warranted; but none rejoiced me
and placing great dependence on his strength, agility, and his return than his faithful servant, the bear, who BRADBURY AND HIS BEAR.
courage, our hero began to examine the bars of his prison been carefully attended during his absence, for the
windows, and finding one rather loose, by great muscular ment the poor animal heard bis master's voice, he (FROM RYLEY'S ITINERANT IN SCOTLAND.)
power and perseverance he wrenched it out, and found a loud tokens of uneasiness, in his kennel, and being !
vacancy was left sufficient to admit of his escape by taking rated, made the best of his way to the sitting-room: (Concluded from our last.)
out the window frame, which would now soon be effected the scene that took place nearly brought the poor Fran In this state things remained for several weeks, whilst, by the aid of the aforesaid bar. The window looked into man to tears, for the fondness expressed by the bus from ill treatment, physic, blistering, bleeding, &c. our a back street, inhabited by poor people, and do great tho- creature for the brute, and the fondling gratitude of hero became so much reduced, that it was found necessary roughfare ; but the height, although only on the second latter in return, would liave awakened à tender feeling
inte breast of the most heardened, even the lion-fighter through his liberal attention and friendly assistance, once gers being a leading object, it has been ascertained that Vombrell.
more restored, in safety, to his friends in London. 561 persons going out of town passed Low-hill in coaches, Finding from a bill that lay on the table, that Mathews Thus ended this interesting narrative, which I have chaises, gigs, and on borse back in one day; which, then exhibiting in the Theatre, and that this was his related, not exactly as I had it from Bradbury, but from by the Runcorn boats, and the Wigan and Manchester
reckoning both ways, would make 1122. The passengers st night, he immediately despatched Duboys with a note, general report.
Canal packet, in and out, on the average of two days, (one escribing the situation he had just escaped from, and re
at the spring, and the other the neap tides.) was 494 per Desting his advice, in case he should again be made a LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY.
day-making altogether 1616 persons. Many of the perGrisoner.
sons counted would not go all the way to Manchester; This note produced the desired effect. The performance
but this might be made up by as many setting out from
This stupendous work has already proceeded so far as the other end. The vast increase of travelling, wherever Fas no sooner over than Mathews, ever ready to lend his to become an object of great interest, not only to the people new facilities have been afforded, as on the Darlington gid to the oppressed, came to him, and after hearing what of Liverpool, but also io strangers who visit the place. It railway, which has increased to at least ten times the numDie had to say, offered every assistance in his power.
enters the town by a tunnel upwards of 2000 yards in ber, has partly arisen from all persons making to the line,
length, 22 feet wide, and 16 feet high, and terminates whose journey was to terminate on any part of it. Thus Bradbury's appearance, when Mathews entered the near Wapping, and thus obtains access to the docks with it is probable that the travelling from Liverpool to London Ten, struck him in a serious and whimsical point of our interfering with the streets or buildings. The entrance will mostly be by way of Manchester; for though it is view, at the same moment. Reclining his head on his hand, of the tunnel is near Edge-hill, about fifty feet below the about ten miles round, there would be little loss of time flannel night-cap, pale countenance, &c. bore so great a surface; from thence the ground gradually falls, until the and some saving of expense. If we make allowance for contrast to his general appearance, that had he not been Soon after passing that road, the cuttings commence, reasonable to expect 1600 per day; which, at four shillings
railway crosses Wavertree-lane at the level of the road. an increase by cheapness and facility, it would not be un. spprized before be came that it was Bradbury, he would which, at Olive Mount, are about sixty-six feet deep, and each, would make £116,800 per annun. If two-thirds of not have known him. The tremendous appearance of the after about a mile and a half of excavation, of different the cattle, sheep, and pigs now arriving were to go on the bear on his right hand, and a brace of loaded pistols on depths. The embankments commence at Broad Green, railway, the tolls
, by Act of Parliament, would be £12,000; the table, arrested the attention of the great imitator, who and continue for about
a mile and a half, in some parts and the coals from Prescot could not be less than £10,000 : holding the door in his hand for a precipitate retreat, it proceeds with alternate excavations and embankments, which are independent of any interference with canal cop.
being elvated forty-five feet above the ground; from thence so that making large allowances from these estimates, seained,' “* Angels and ministers of grace, defend us! but with a regular descent of four feet per mile from the veyances, it would require a very small proportion of the Ant thou e spirit of health, or goblin damn'd—I will speak mouth of the tunnel to the foot of the inclined plane at goods to make a dividend of £25 per share. to theo-call thee friend."
Whiston, passing over Rainhill by two inclined planes,
Whilst the tolls remain at full rates, a large propor. Bradbury then coming forward, he took him by the yard ; then going on a level about two miles, crosses the tion of the goods, where despatch is no object, will still and, heedless of the bear, which, from report, he knew Sankey Canal near Newton Common, by a viaduct sixty or the other; and no reduction in the rates is likely to take
by , to be quite barmless, and seating himself by his side, feet high, of nineteen arches of fifty feet span each; from place even in the second year; for a large proportion of ktentirely listened to the whole of his melancholy story. hence it declines six feet per mile to the
edge of Chat
Moss, the revenue would be required to pay the interest, accordt the conclusion of which, Bradbury earnestly solicited over which is passes, rising four feet per mile, and after ing to the last Act of parliament, "for the time the shareis advice what was the best mode of securing his liberty, proceeds to Manchester on a level.
going over the Duke's Canal, by a bridge at Patrickcroft, holders will have been in advance: but if in the second ad of obtaining his gold spuff-box, watch, and clothes. About one half the tunnel is already excavated, and the year £25 per share is divided, the rates of toll on goods, ken from him under the plea of insanity. cutting has proceeded to a considerable depth at its en- be reduced to one fourth part of those fixed by Act of Par
but not on passengers or cattle, will, next year, have to Before 8 reply could be made, the room door opened, trance at Edge hill, A short
piece of the road is perliament, and would then be for coals 18. and for cotton ed the tro keepers from the asylum made their appear. The excavations at the centre of Oliver Mount are already 18. 11d. per ton, for tonnage the whole length of the line; nes, almost breathless with the pursuit; but
on beholding thirty feet deep, and the embankment is carried to a con. about 23. 6d. per ton for coals, and 4s. per ton for cottons ; he bear, wbo, from their precipitate mode of opening the siderable extent at Broad Green, with two handsome stone then the competition between the railway and
the canals hour, rose awfully majestic, and at the same time observ. bridges for the accommodation of the owners of the land. will be fairly tried: but the success of this concern is not ng the object of their search standing in a resolute posture, Excavations and embankments are proceeding
at Huyton dependant on the result mit 8 pistol in each hand, they remained immoveable, and the embankments are going on at the Sankey viaduct; bability that the whole cost of the execution of the work
So far as can yet be ascertained, there is not much proandetermined whether to proceed or retreat.
Mathers, who plainly perceived the length and breadth where great and satisfactory progress has been made will vary much from the estimate either way, though of this cruel and oppressive business, stepped between the The extensive embankments at each side, made of the soft some things will cost more, and others will be done for parties, and with considerable indignation demanded a materials of the moss, are interesting objects. The in less : but this is of no great consequence to the proprietors ; rason for this intrusion, whether they meant to rob the barrier, soon dissipate from the mind of the observer all much shall be applied to pay the interest of a loan, if one
spection of them, with a walk across this once impassable for as the law now stands, it is but a question, whether so muse, “ If so, we are prepared for self-defence,” conti. apprehensions of difficulty. Bridges, which are an orna. were necessary, or whether it be given to the public in a sed be, pieking up one of the pistols, “and if you ad. ment to the work, are built on each side the Moss; the reduction of rates ? This provision for reducing the rates, soce a foot further you may repent it."
one over the brook near Bury-lane is of brick, but that as the dividends advance, at once secures the public from This unexpected reception brought the madmen-makers over the Duke's Canal at Patrickcroft is of stone. After high charges, and the proprietors from competition.
passing over this bridge, a part of the road is permanently Where there is such a vast communication as that bea state of rationality and explanation. “They were laid, and excavations are proceeding towards Eccles, where tween Liverpool and Manchester, it was right to take as aly doing their duty; the gentleman had escaped from the works at that end at present terminate.
direct a line as possible; to cut through hills, and fill up heir master's house.” During this short parley, Brad- Railways can only be considered as an advance in the valleys, without much regard to expense, and therefore er's choler, boiling at the thought of the treatment improvements in road making. These have been projected the cost of this work is no criterion for others. The cost had received from these men, drove him almost into a and filling up valleys, giving them a hard and smooth in some favourable situations the land, making the
road, to shorten distances and level roads, by cutting down hills of iron for a single line is only about £1000 per mile, and reszy; and, unable to restrain himself, he threw all surface; and are only carried by railways to a higher de with blocks and fences, would not exceed £2000 more; recovered strength into one arm, and when least ex. gree of perfection. If iron rails had never been thought what the excavations and embankments might be would med, dealt such a tremendous blow in the face of the of, precisely such a road ought to have been made between entirely depend on circumstances, but there may be cases remost man, that he fell with great force against the Liverpool and Manchester. The tolls on the road from where the whole would be completed for £4000 per mile, , and both went headlong down the stairs, whilst Liverpool to Warrington are let for more than £9000 per and for tbis, 120 passengers per day, paying a toll of 1ļa
aonum, and if as much is made on the Manchester side, per mile, would pay more than five per cent. per annum, rose brain, though he attempted not to commence hosti- it would make £18,000 per annum; and these tolls might without any goods whatever, and these might be taken as ties, stood on the top landing, looking down on the van. be at least doubled on a level road five miles shorter than low as the proprietors choose
to charge, and far below wahad foe, and as if rejoicing at his master's victory, the present : so that even as a turnpike road, it would be what they are at present carried for on any
canal whatever. ara a roar that echoed through the house, and so alarmed a work of great utility, and would more than pay five per When it is considered that the expense of repairing rail. = iwo men, that they made as speedy a retreat as their cent, on its cust. Had its object never gone beyond this, ways is far less than that of common roads, and that the
we should never have heard of the bugbear of Chat Moss, country might be relieved, in a great measure, from highTaised state of body would permit.
or other imaginary difficulties which the advocates of water way leys, it is reasonable to expect their very general adopHaving thus cleared the premises of the invaders, it was conveyance have invented.
tion. As this is looked to as the trial of a great experirainally agreed, as Mathews set out for London in the The most substantial proof of the utility of the under-ment, it is well that the Directors are pushing it forward ording, that Bradbury should accompany him, and taking is the revenue it will be likely to produce. The as fast as possible, for it is brobably connected with changes here commence legal proceedings against the causers of travelling, or the conveyance of goods, whether locomotive in the country far greater than have hitherto been wit
engines or horses are employed, may be at the rate of atnessed from any other recent improvement. is incarceration, and the detainers of his property. Ac- least eight or ten miles per hour; at either speed they A very cursory survey of the country will convince us erdingly, next morning, our hero, with great difficulty, will go in as little time as the coaches. Whatever differ. that, if these data are correct, at least one hundred mil. ocured a wig instead of a nightcap; and luckily placed ence of opinion may yet exist as to the cheapness of canal lions may be advantageously expended in railways,Suin in the hands of a humane captain of a vessel, bound or railway conveyance for goods, there can be done about enough to support a population of one million of men, London, who cheerfully undertook to deliver him into passengers; for a horse on the railway will convey at least women, and children for ten years! How mach more
ten times the number; just the same may be said of steam- rational,-how much more advantageous, such under. master's hands the moment he arrived. Thus Brad- carriages-if they answer on a common road, they will do takings, than sending our men at a great expense to Nova Sury, provided with a seat' in Mathews' chaise, was, so much better on a rail way. The conveyance of passen- Scotia, and our money in loans to South America!
WRITTEN AFTER HAVING SEEN MADAME PASTA
In fear the rose her icy cheek forsook,
Sublime enchantress of the tragic scene !
Heart-thrilling Pasta !--touching, and sublime,
Can I forget thee?-Yes when I no more,
• Third Act of Romeo E. Giulietta.
I do love thee as a duty,
Let the cheerful strain go high,
None must here be heard to sigh.
Pleasure's the word, and now is pleasure found, As a debt I owe to beauty,
None but young Cupid's here allow'd to found.
But who near approaches now,
Grandeur sitting on his brow ?
Hail, thou scourge of Europe's pride!
What brings thee from Charon's tide ? Bless thy every natal day.
Quaff'd thou not of Lethe's cheer ? Manchester, September 25, 1827.
Or, com'st thou now to taste it here?
Forgetfulness this night here tiles the door, THE FANCY BALL.
And cries out heartily, “ Vive l'Empereur !"
Volumes might be largely penn'd, TO THE EDITOR.
Ere description's pow'r should end; SIR,-Going the other night up Lord-street, I picked But the story soon must close, up a letter, which, on examination, I found to contain
Lest the drowsy reader doze; the annexed lines on the late fancy ball. It was sealed Yet before the scene is dropp'd, up and directed ; but, as there had fallen a considerable And my writership is stopp'd, quantity of rain, the superscription was almost effaced, Shall I put all up in one gen’ral lot? and the paper was, of course, “very vell vet," to speak in For each I know would say, “ Forget me not." true Cockneyshire. As it appears, from the last verse,
Courtiers, robbers, kings, and spies, that the author intended it for your honours, I have taken
Flit before the dazzled eyes; “ pretty considerable pains, I guess,” in transcribing it,
Doctors well with soldiers trip, for it was in a sad pickle. I am, Sir, yours, &c.
Death with ther's in partnership; Liverpool, October 15, 1827.
Briefless lawyers, bonest thus,
Trudge it with the frost-pipp'd Russ, Crowded close with mirth and fun,
And English Barons with no slaves in store,
And friars who de'er told their beads before.
Tartar, Scot, and Arab, run
Round the priestess of the sun ;
and the scalping Indian dies,
Pierc'd by fair Anne Boleyn's eyes ; Cloak-wrapp'd on foot, some brave the loud huzza.*
While with Sultans, Blacks, and Huns, Now the lengthen'd string is seen,
Lounge young gipsies, queens, and nudi.
And sylphs and fairies seem to float in air,
Though heavy-armour'd knights arrest them there
Now the tardy tale is clos'd,
Be it well or ill compos'd.
Should your nimble godship say,
“ Call again another day,'
I must pocket the affront,
But still shall think you mighty blunt;
Still must I scribble, as the usual cant is,
And dub myself your very true
CUPID AT THE FANCY BALL
Dear Sir,- We are here in a dreadful commotion,
All caused by the freaks of the grandson of Oceaz. At merry strains each bosom fires ;
To give you a true account first, you must know, See, they trip from care and woe,
Your paper's read here, Sir, as well as below; “On the light fantastic toe.'
And t'other day, Cupid, paying Venus a call, Mazy circles, eddying round,
Saw your Mercury, announcing a grand festival
, Gaily hear the gladd’ning sound; Aod lightly Eve's fair daughters skim the floor
To begin with a sermon, and end with a ball! Such beauty surely oc'er was seen before.
Love, who cares not for sermons, but well loro o dabar Briskly moves the stately Don,
(Especially since he's been learning in France,) Pride is for this er'aing gone ;
Spore, by his best arrow, that down he would go, Dark-fac'd Sambo sbakes his foot,
And see how they managed such matters belov; Grinning in his cork-made soot;
But oa further inspection found it was required
Jo full court, or fancy dress, each should be attired.
“ Mamma," quoth young Love, “do tell me, I poslu Except those blooming on each side their noses.
What shape I can put on to look something gay." Lo! of chivalry the pride!
But Venus, not liking his journey to eartb, Jack and Hal skip sáde by side ;
(Although it is said she's much prone to mirth,) Falstaff, with his braway back,
Said, “ Cupid, my love, do not think of the ball
, Stord with many a cup of sack,
The thought's to mo bitter us worn wood or gall;
Therefore, go you must not, for you'll sure catch a celo
Little Cupid not liking a contest to hold,
With a laugh in his heart, and a tear in his eye,
Kim'd Veads and gave up his point with a sigh; Whisking through the gay quadrille,
And, after receiving some lectures on duty, Tawny woors and fair-fac'a belles,
He sooo bade adied to the goddess of beauty: Monks from their deserted cells,
But the roguc, it is said, was determined to go,
And trip with you mortals on fantastic light toe,
So to Mercury went, the wing'd god, to request
And Hermes, delighted to aid a deceit,
Told Cupid he'd help him in aught like a cheat ;
So to cut my tale short, Love borrow'd his wand, Here the only bond is peace ;
(For which loan, ye brokers, he gave him no bond) • The mobillty saluted the pedestrians in this manner as And before his departure he slily updid they came up.
The clasps of that Cestus, where beauty lies bid,
Pair one! if amidst the blisses,
Pleasure has for me in store, I might banquet on thy kisses,
I would never ask for more ;There is rapture, life, and feeling,
Breathing in thy angel face, And in thy tell-tale eyes revealing
Love's divinest, heavenly grace. Sweet, believe me, I could ever
Gaze upon thy glowing charms, Nought from thee my soul can sever,
Thy every glance my bosom warms: In thy presence all is gladness,
Every moment pleasure brings ; In thine absence all is sadness,
Time lags on with heavy wings.
ben said to his mother he was’nt quite well,
wan, but all the other hanimals were afeard o' un. They o sent her in haste Esculapius to tell ;
were both called Wane Derry.
Days. od leaving the thief god to manage on high,
Jorn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c.
5. This here, Ladies and Gemmen, is the Hyena I was speak.
ing on. He's a wery hold hanimal, and has been a prodigious Ce left, on a sun-beam, the realms of the sky,
h. m. h. m. ft. in.
great heater in his day. He kept the hole carawan in purga. To the garb of an archer his quiver he bore, Tuesday ..23 0 33 0 54 19
tory. The Lion made him a judge to settle the quarrels of the Wednesday 24 1 15 1 38 18 od of arrows, alas ! took full many a score,
Thursday..25 2 1 2 27 16 11 Crispin.
other hanimals about their prey; but he would be so long Friday ....26 2 52 3 20 15
afore he decided, that the hanimals used to be tired of vaiting, I hen enter'd the ball-roam, on mischief intent,
Saturday..27 3 52 4 27 14 i Moon's first quarter. and so he kept the prey for himself. He often used to shed and quick all around him his arrows he sent,
Sunday....28 5 5 5 47 13 4 20th Sunday after Trinity.
Monday ..29 6 28 7 9 13 nseen to all there, by the power of his wand,
3 (St. Simon and St. Jude: tears, just like a Christian soul, and vow he loved the Lion Tuesday ..301 7 44 8 18 13
better nor his own skin; but the Lion catched him one day Which made bim invisible at his command ;
a trying to hoodwink and muzzle him, and so he turned him
off, and he's never cried since. Holloa! you there, don't you But soen tired of carrying it he laid it aside,
put your paws on him, cause you think he's asleep; faith! if Add to dance a quadrille, oh, ye gods! how he tried :
he gets a hold o' you, you'll find yourself in Chancery. Let la rété, he says, he was figuring away,
INSIDE OF A SHOW AT BARTHOLOMEW FAIR. When entered a damsel, whom, on first survey,
6. This, Ladies and Gemmen, is a fine northern Fox. See "I have that within which passeth show.SHAKSPEARE. He took for his mother, and dreading her sight, Valk in, Ladies and Gemmen: valk in. Here they are, all what a nose he bas, and how he meves it; and look at his tail
Lord bless ye! when a hole pack of 'em are arter him, he just He hid himself quickly, in terrible fright;
alive! Here you shall see the ROYAL LION, that the little
Jackal prowides for, and the little Jackal himself, that heats vaters on his tale and visks it in their eyes, and blinds 'em, so But, on nearer approach, 'twas a mortal he found,
the spoil instead of his master-here's the huge Boa Constrictor that they cannot follow un. He's mighty gracious with the Tras beauty's high priestess, on Lancashire ground:
that svallows au the little hanimals afore I shall say: Lion just now; but he's too sly to take any place aside him She was arm'd like Minerva, with helmet and plume, he's never tired-here's the Pelican, a bird of the vilderness, till he can get the old birth of the Hyena. He's got a lot of
always a-casting of his feathers, and a feeding of his young ones, his family and friends good cages; but prefers to vander about And on her bright shield silver lilies did bloom ;
vid his own art's blood ! Valk in! valk in Lonly seven-pence. the carawan, just now, himself. He's wery cunning, and Tras the garb of (s0 Love says) a maiden of Gaul,
Valk in! valk in!-SHOWMAN.
looks harmless enough ;-but don't trust him too much. His Who rescued her country from tyranny's thrall.
At the outside of one of the shows of wild beasts at the wery friends are afeard o his tale. The sly fellow was caught Love (enamoured, ve fancy, of these mortal charms) late Bartholomew fair, our readers might have been en- among some broom in Scotland.
7. This here, Ladies and Gemmen, is the himmense Boa Approach'd her to try the sure skill of his arms ; tertained with the eloquent speech we have chosen as a But his arrows rebounded by force of the shield motto, while, in the inside, they would not have been less Constrictor, from the infernal regions. He crushes all the ha. Thich op her left arm Beauty's priestess did wield
so at the accurate description of the animals it contained. nimals he can catch in hisfolds, which are numberless. Many Being, "in these piping times of peace,” rather badly off a noble beast has he destroyed. Some lions have perished ven
He heats every thing; nothing comes nd half angry, half weeping, the wand he retook, for a subject to dilate upon, and, moreover, in what Mer, amiss to his rawenous jaws. Thousands and tens of thouad pouting, and raging, sat down in a nook ; cutio would have denominated a somewhat " moping and sands of small hanimals
has he devoured. He was kept the melancholy mood," we wended our way into the fair, and greatest part of his life and fattened in a deep pit, and he conrom whence, in a passion, his arrows he shot,
straightway found ourselves, with our eyes open, and siders all the beasts in debt to him, and makes them give him a nd many a round on that evening was got.
breeches pockets shut (minus some coppers,) listening to part of their food every day, particularly the Hclephant. One ut, soon laughing again, be sprang to the maid, the following harangue from the exbibitor :
would think, when he is getting their wittols, they howl "he nd, loosing her girdle, he his mother repaid
1. Ladies and Gemmen, this here beast, vat you see, is the takes us !" and so we call him for shortness “ Taxus." ber lectures, and lessons, and forbids, and doses, ROYAL Lion, born in this country, which few of his fathers
8. This here, Ladies and Gemmen, is that curus hanimal were afore him. He is a noble hanimal, and wastly liked:
he's they calls a Cormorant. It is a wery great feeder, and has a giring her priestess the Cestus of Roses !
wery tame, but has plenty of spirit when he likes to show vaky vith it of turning up its neck to the skies when its heathus making a mortal superior in graces,
it: he's getting old; but we hopes he'll live much longer yet. ing or drinking, as though it were a praying, and so we calls it A beauty, in charms, to the goddess whose place is He chooses vat hanimals he likes to be about him. There's for a nickname The Church. It's a monstrous happetite, and high, in Olympus. But to shorten my tale that 'ere Hyena in yonder corner, pretending to be fast asleep is a wast deal fonder of guzzling and gobbling than of any ox Capid, in bear'n, now this trick doth bewail ; now, used to sit on the vooll, close aside him, with
a wariety of thing else ; it preys, to be sure, but it preys upon, rather than on his return Lady Venus was there,
other hanimals I shall come to by and by: but they took it for, all the little hinsects it dewours. We have some thoughts
into their heads to affront him, and an English mastit that lof putting it upon short allowance, but it is a great favourite Tith a fire in her eyes, and great rage in her air, had been brought up with'em, vereupon be sent them all about with the Lion, who vont let any body meddle wi' un. and bittedy she the young rogue did upbraid, their business, as why shouldn't he? He never show'd wery
9. The next, Ladies and Gemmen, is the Helephant, and Ver the cime be bad done, and the tricks he had played. quarrelsome, except to ine Idoness, that he was, as one may a wery strong and sagacious, but tame and good-natured. For basy-eyed Argus had told, out of spite,
All the rest play tricks with it, and rob it of Liu that Cupid had done, or was doing that night)
consequence. She was of a gentle but proud spirit, and had as its food; but as it knows they have not its strength, and
Ane a cub to him as you ever clapt eyes on. Poor things! mo must live, vy it growis a little, but does not crush them as it Lad Veous declar'd, unmov'd by Love's prayers, ther and cub are both dead now; and you may thank that sly might
do. The Bea Constrictor is its great hennemy, but it hat he should be bound, and the chains he now bears; old Hyena, and one or two wheedling Leopardesses, that has a fondness for the Lion, which it feeds from its own trunk. Thile Veous goes scolding, forgetting she's lost tickled the old monarch of the forest, for it. He's a ine old The Cormorant nibbles a good deal from it, and so does the That made crea scolding, whenever sho's crost,
hanimel, as you may see, and shows little rage, except when other rawenous hanimals, but mostly when it's asleep.
he's rousech He's wery fond of his mane and tall, and likes a is seldom prowoked, but when they do vex it, my eye, but it Ta graceful and lovely. She makes such a din
Boa cago wastly; we're just maklog him a new un P the cor. lets them know vat's vat. Japiter's self is enraged at Love's sin,
It vas in Hamerica some time ago, Der of that 'ere park.
when it played the devil wi' 'em; when it chased the Boa, tors, and protests, I wont tell you what,
2 This, Ladies and Gemmen, is the ROYAL TIGER from Ben. Be it to ay, we all pity Love's lot, sal. He was brought to this here country after he had killed made the Lion run, and got rid of all the other
In France it were in sich a rage, that it d bare sent you this letter, requesting you'll print it,
creat lots of Indoor lo the jungles, and he showed off in Portrampled all afore it, and made every beast afeard-henne
tugal and Spain ofore he came here, he's a cool calculating mies as well as friends-Lord love yet it's a terrible beast 1 is that is impos—at least gently hint it
beast, but wery malicious; he never puts himself in danger, when it's wexed beyond a certain point; but it's wery gentle the Veous belor, of poor Cupid's chains, and so you see he's never been wounded; but he's a ine un and obliging to them who knows how to humour it. We ** il last while on earth the Cestus remaios, for lending on other han'mals. He quarrelled along with the call it Populus.Get up, Poppy, and show 'em your trunk and hieb she, by returning, can set Cupid free;
Hyena and the rest agalost the old Lion, and vanted arterwards your strength-you vont, vont you? Ay, its Just his way,
to get all the prowisions of the carawans to himself, but was he's always a kneeling, as though he'd lost the use of his legs, in the vil do, the old god of the sea
prewented by the roaring of a famous Newfoundland Mastiff and could never stand straight-Get up, Poppy! Tota uys be 'n send. Faith, if she will restore that's now dead. Ve call bim Vaterloo, and place him next
The remainder which I saw were chiefly monkeys, jhckals, The pride but word by one mortal before,
the Lion, because the Lion's taken him back again to favour, (of which there were a swarm) swans that looked very much Ved each sead a gift to th' extent of our power, though they're not such friends now as they were afore.
Uke geese (ono was called Laureate, with a gold collar on;
3. That'ere, Ladies and Gemmen, is a beautiful Leopard. another Scott, with its bill always in the mud; a third Moore, od blessings from beaven on beauty we'll shower ;
Did you ever see such Ane spots? He's proud of 'em himself. a very fine hanimal," an the fellow called it, but not equal pa Cupid, is veeping, thus bids me declare, See how he parades about his cage! One of his legs is a little to a fourth, which I saw preserved, called
Byron--these were serce Cythera's girdle can make her more fair : 13me, having been urt vile a unting with the Tiger. He's a beautiful birds) Thero were plenty of Parrots and jays, find now may success on my eloquence follow,
fine hanimal, but he's wery ferocious; he once threatened to which I had not time to examine, and a beautiful Pelican 10, I remain, your obedient
vorry all yonder timorous Hares and Rabbits in the vest side, feeding its ungrateful young from its own breast; but just Court Olympus
but his bark must be vorse than his bite, because vy? you see then baving an article to write on Patriotism, I could not .
SURPRISING DISCOVERY. DDREMED TO AN ILL-PAVOURED QUARRELSOMD FELLOW, WHOHe's the boy for a howl! Lord, if you vas to hear him ven NOTED A COMPANT WITH HIS EXCESSIVB NOIAN AND SMOKING. the Lion ordered him and the rest avay, vy he made a noise The curiosity of some children was excited on Monday
that shook the whole carawan! Besides, my eye, yat s sto se'nnight, by their perceiving, whilst at play on the New Puff m, puff on, with all your might,
mach he has got! Arter he had been dewouring more than Ground at Guernsey, two women of a rather mournful Until you're fairly out of sight;
any three of the others, bating the Lion himself, he roared for appearance pass by them, and soon after dig a hole at a For though your PIPE's a cursed bore,
more; but we all said, “This to too bad," and kicked the short distance. The children immediately approached the
growling hanimal away. He had a brother who was more spot where the mysterious persons were engaged in formYor PHI2 annoy's us ten times more.
ferocious, rawenous, and mischlevous than himself, but a wasting a receptacle for a box and its contents, but the female Ilrpool, 1823.
deal handsomver. He's dead now; he was long in the cara-'sextons drove the forward intruders from the scene of their
jabours, and threatened them with severe chastisement if Coincidences. By one of those curious coincidences “ In the beginning of 1825, a Provincial Portable ! they should dare to return. This unceremonious repulse which, in affairs of greater importance, might be construed Company was formed, which erected works at Manches home immediately, and related the particulars of the scene Franklin from bis North American expedition, arrived at of the Joint Stock mania, and its progress has been stope was soon conveyed to a police-officer, who, conceiving the each other. Another still more singular coincidence
marks have lately had to encounter. We understanden affair to be of a rather
serious nature, thought proper to the return of Captain Parry. In the poem entitled May Edinburgh Establishment is to be given up for that important errand, and the party, consisting of two con- that gallant officer's undertaking, and predicting its pro- under a new and vigorous management. We here that stables, the informer, and a vast
concourse of people, then bable want of success, the following prophetic couplet ever, that it is probable the former is likely to be taken repaired, with due solemnity and anxious expectation, to appears :
by another Company, the spot where the strange interment had taken place, and
"Quarter-day you'll have him back,
"We observed at the London Company Works,
With his volume in his pack;" which the child pointed out to the best of its recollection.
their gas is now made from rosin, according to a plan After a short deliberation had been held, for the purpose and lo! on quarter-day, the 29th of September, dia which
Mr. Daniel has lately obtained a patent
, and of determining who should be fixed upon to disinter the Captain Parry make his appearance at the Admiralty !- are informed that the gas obtained thereby is equal secret treasure, one of the party, with the assistance of a Literary Guz.
brilliancy and durability to oil gas, at much less expes spade, and by the light of a lantern, set to work, and after
which, we think, will be a great advantage to all the a short time discovered a small box; whilst this person
New Conundrum, by Billy Black. Why does a cele- establishments, as the high price of oil, for several ya was occupied in digging up that which had been so re- brated female singer, lately in Liverpool, resemble a child past
, has prevented them from being profitable conces cently interred, the expectant group
expressed various who has learned the first two letters of the alphabet ? | We also observed at the London Works, that the Cal opinions and surmises, exchanged intelligent glances, and Do you give it up ?-Then I'll tell you : Because she is pany have lately erected one of Mr. Gurney's steam-beille alternately uttered significant exclamations. “ 'Tis a past A. ( Pasta !)
wherein the steam is generated by the circulation of d chi-chi-child,” cried one, who, stammering, found consi.
water through very small pipes. Mr. Gordon speaks i derable difficulty in giving birth to his infantile opinion.
the highest terms of this species of boiler, on account “Or stolen goods," cried a second, whose yard had lately
its safety and the economy of fuel, especially in gettia been pilfered of two chickens and a lame duck. “ l'ú
up the steam in the morning, which, instead of taking lay my life 'tis smuggled goods," cried a third, who, from
hour and a half as formerly, does not now require my his manner appeared to belong to that honourable and
than a quarter of an hour." essential body of individuals commonly called Excisemen.
Several years ago, soon after gas was partially intro. The elucidation of the mystery which had caused the
The Housewife. assembling of the curious multitude, and raised their vague duced into the streets, we remember being laughed at for conjectures, was however now arrived, and the box, which predicting, that in the course of time portable gas would it was expected would, like Pandora's, contain nothing become a regular article of sale, for which people would Tight Stays The Philadelphia Medical Journal but evil, was at length opened; but to the extreme asto send to the shops as they do for oil or candles; or which tains an account of a case which will be read with as dead child." or stolen" or "smuggled goods,” the would be sent round to their houses, as beer now is, in of the male community. The article is on the injuria last remains of a once loquacious and amusing parrot ! barrels or casks. That this was not so very visionary a sulting
from continement of the chest by tight stays The disappointment which was depicted on the counte speculation as it was then deemed, appears by the follow- case is mentioned of a young female who was brought nances of the assembled party, on beholding the contents ing article, which we copy from the Star of September the anatomical hall in Jefferson College, Philadelphis, of the fatal box, was extreme; they, however, prepared 19.-Edit. Kal.
dissection, from which the following are extracts :to leave the scene of the evening's adventure, and, with
exposing the chest, a remarkable deformity presented i solemn steps and slow,"returned to their dwellings without shedding a single tear for the sad fate of poor departed Poll. took out a patent for the lamp in Scotland. In the au- that bone joins the second, was an indention news
“ It is now upwards of eight years since Mr. Gordon inches from the top of the sternum, where the first picit
occasioned by distortion of the breast bone. About -Southampton Herald.
tumn of 1819 he brought some of his lamps to London, inch in depth, immediately above which the boneledel The Lady Cow. The following is Mr. Spence's ac. and showed them to all the gas companies here; at that ly protruded, so as to form an obvious tumor betrie di count of this insect, which has attracted so much attention time we had the pleasure to see one of them, with which breasts
. The ribs, also, attached to the protuberuck pies “ The lady bird, or lady cow, the favourite of our child- panies did not seem to think them applicable to general below, giving to the whole upper part of the ches the ther-Ay,
so injurious to the young leaves of our currant years, and might have done so much longer, if it had not sternum was precisely where the extremity of the best and other trees,) and the havoc made amongst them may been for some public spirited individuals
who, in the be corset board is usually worn This, together with these be conceived from the myriads upon myriads of these little ginning of 1823, established the London Portable
Gas fined aspect of the lower part
of the chest, inste interesting animals, which are often to be seen in years Company, and engaged Mr. Gordon to take the manage suggested, to every one who saw it, the cause, biede Brighton, and all the watering-places on the south coast dually but steadily getting into general use. When the before the form of the individual had been fully develop was literally covered with them, to the great surprise and Company was first established, the lamp was violently on examining the contents of the
thorax, the capaci their little visitors were emigrants from the neighbouring scientific publications, which was very successfully an, subject had been the victim of pulmonary consump hop-grounds, were, in their larva state, each had slain its swered by Mr. Gordon; and, what is most satisfactory to one of the most important predisposing causes of which under the name of the fly, so frequently blast the hopes which have been circulating
since that time in London and fore, that the fatal disease, in this instance, had been of the hop-grower. It is fortunate that, in most
countries, its neighbourhood, no accident has occurred, and the in, gravated, and might have been provoked by the baby the children have taken these friendly Coccinellæ under ventor
asserts that it is impossible for an unintentional dresse their protection. In France they regard them as sacred to explosion to take place. The Company have lately ob. the Virgin, and call them Vaches" à Dieu, Betes de la tained a Crown Charter, with a capital of £250,000, and Excellent Mode of Preserving Apples. The fruits Vierge, &c.; and with us, commiseration for the hard are proceeding to increase their
machinery so as to enable be gathered a little before it is quite ripe. Jo con veri fate of a mother, whose house is on fire and children used to an extent of which we had no idea, until we made the apples are to be placed singly, and handled as caret will burn,' ensures them kind treatment and liberty. Even the hop-growers are becoming sensible of their serthe London-bridge, and the London docks, acknowledge apples are to be taken singly out of the baskets
, and some late inquiries on the subject. The Engineers for as if they were eggs. On reaching the fruit reden, vices, and, as I am informed, hire boys to prevent birds that
they could not have proceeded so well with the foun. upon shelves a very little apart from each other; bat from destroying them. If we could but discover a mode dation of these works by means of any other light. The should be taken that the room is previously well aired, Dr. Darwin has suggested, clear our hop-houses of Aphides Thames Tunnel has made use of the portable gas almost the shelves perfectly dry. In winter, if the weather is d by this means, but render our crops of hops much more Argyle Rooms were lighted with it all last season.
since the commencement of that undertaking, and the and frosty, the windows or ventilators should be kept certain than they now are. Even without this knowledge Duke of York, steam-boat, on her voyage to Lisbon, are to be kept entirely shut, and no fire should ever ber
The several hours each day; but when the weather is dampe! Rothing is more easy, as I have experienced, than to clear Gibraltar, Malaga, and back, has for sometime been alto- in the fruit room, as it always causes a damp to arise, Coccinella, or of aphidivorous flies, collected from less on Institution, and other public establishments
, many ence that frost does not materially affect apples, for Le valuable vegetables.”—Brighton paper. churches, and about 900 private customers, have adopted had apples completely frozen that
kept equally wello Mechanical or Artificial Leeches. This instrument has portable gas, so that we think we are pretty safe in again the rest ; but then no artificial means must be used to been invented by Mr. Salandiere, and acts as an equivalent predicting that that species of light will get into general the frost. After the 1st of March the fruit room must to leeches. Its advantages consist in extracting the precise use in all large towns which can afford the expense of close sbut up, for I have experienced that the admission quantity of blood that is wanted to be taken from the the requisite establishment. At present, all the new much air after that period causes the fruit to shrivel up patient; in withdrawing the fluid with every desirable de churches in Mary-la-bonne parish are lighted with porta- | lose their colour ; and they should be handled as liat gree of despatch and gentleness ; in not causing that re. ble gas. Several attempts have been made to introduce possible after the month of May, nor should they are pugnance which naturally attends the application of dis- portable gas in the large towns upon the Continent, but wiped until they are about to be used for the cable, gusting insects or worms; in not causing any injury; and we understand they have not yet been successful, probably they soon become unsound after being so treated. A finally, in being practicable in every station, climate, from the difficulty of their getting all the machinery suf. will be found to keep better and much longer by this situation, and country. This instrument is manufactured ficiently perfect, and the unwillingness of foreigners to ple way, than by the usual practice of covering with at Paris by the engineer Dumoutiez.--Medical Repertory. I follow implicitly what has been done in this country.
straw, moss, or any thing else whåtever; for fruit crom