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In some lone place I'll seek a gloomy cave,
“ Who dares this pair of boots displace,

FINALE.
There my own hands shall dig a spacious grave;

“ Must meet Bombastes face to face.” Then all unseen I'll lay me down and die, Thus do I challenge all the human race.

Dist. Briny tears I'll shed ; Since woman's constancy is all my eye.

[Retires up the stage.

King. (rising up 1 I for joy shall cry, too. (When Bombastes is about to go, Distaffina takes hold of

Enter King.

Fusbos. O‘ons, the King's alive!
his coat to detain him.

Bomb. Yes, and so am I, too.
King. Scorning my proffer'd hand, he frowning fled,
Trio. • OA! LADY FAIR."

Dist. It were better far,
Curs'd the fair maid, and shvok his angry head.
Dist. Oh, cruel man, where are you going ?

King. Thus to check your sorrow;

(Sees the boots and label. (reads.) Sad are my wants, my rent is owing.

Fusbos. But, if some folks please, “ Who dares this pair of boots displace, Bomb I go, I go, all danger scorning,

Bumb. We'll die again to-morrow.
“ Must meet Bombastes face to face."
Some death I'll die before the morning.

Ta ral la ral la.
Ha! dost thou dare me ? vile, obnoxious elf,
Dist. Heigh ho ! heigh ho! sad is that warning,

| Take hands, and dance around. I'll make thy boast as bootless as thyself. Ol! do not die before the morning.

[Knocks down the boots, King. I'll follow him, all danger scorning,

TIM BOBBIN'S DESCRIPTION OF THE LIVERPOOL Whoe'er thou art, with speed prepare to go

FLOATING BATH.
He shall not die before the morning.

Where I shall send thee; to the shades below.
Bomb. I go, I go, &c.
Bomb. [coming forward] So have I heard, on Afric's

The following humorous letter was written soon afia Dist. Heigh ho! heigh ho! &c.

burning shore,

the establishment of the Liverpool Floating Bath, by the King. I'll follow, &c. [Exit Bombastes, dragging out the King and Distafina. The grievous roar echoed along the shore. A hungry lion give a grievous roar ;

lale lamented Dr. Robert Taylor, forinerly of Bolter,

who died in the United States of America, in September King. So have I heard, on Afric's burning shore,

last. It has been aliowed by all judges to be quite a SCENE FOURTH. Another lion give a grievous roar ;

chef d'auvre in its way.
And the last lion thought the first a bore.

Eh! Tummus, theaw's miss'd it wearily ot i'did Dar
Bomb. Am I then mock'd! Now, by my fame, I swear
SCENE, A wood.

come wi' us. Theaw may say what t’loikes abeant this You soon shall have it. Fuslos. This day is big with fate; just as I set

They fight. Meyles, and Laythom, and Blackpool, but owd Lerple My foot across the threshold, lo! I met

King. Where?

for moy money, I say, yet. Theaw said theaw'd seen A man whose squint territic struck my view ;

Bomb. There and there.

as wur to be seen ; but by'r lady there's mooar this Another came, and, lo! he squinted too ;

K'ing. I have it sure enough; ah! here's a hole.

mitch again t be seen neaw as there wur when thee

me coom here th' last toime. Whaw, mon, deyil And e'er I reached the corner of the street, You've let the daylight in upon my soul !

getten boats neaw ot goan by a steom.engine ! Some ten short paces, 'twas my chance to meet

Yet e'er I die, I something have to say:

inay stare! but it's true as th' Alminick; and us the A third, who squinted more; a fourth, and he Oh! my Bombastes, prithee step this way.

coom i' one un um aboon (wenty moile. Egados Squinted more vilely than the other three:

Oh! my Bom

(Falls on his lack. cud hardly perswade Sam Dootson t venture abogante Such portents met the eye when Cæsar fell,

Bomb................bastes he would have said,

hur: he wur fecort ot gooing by steom wud be surat

like floying, or being blown up; but it's nowt o'th' scurt But caution'd him in vain ; but who can tell But e'er that word was out, his breath was fled.

mon; they dreiven throof th' wetur just th' same se Whether these awful notices of fate, Well, peace be with him, his untimely doom

other boats used t'do; but istid o' sails, they'n two udar Are meant for Kings, or Ministers of State ? Shall thus be mark'd upon his costly tomb:

wheels, ot gooan splash, splash, splash-scrat, scral, sta, “ Fate crop'd him short, for be it understood,

abeawt ten or eleven moile an heawr; and it is by tu Song, FUSBOS. “ He would have liv'd much longer if he could.”

yeasiest and cheppest way ot a country lad can get beters My lodging is in Leather-lane,

indeed, I think it's welly chepper' thin walka

[Retires up the stage. In a parlour that's next to the sky,

besoide saving shoe-leather, one can do wi' so Dec 'Tis exposed to the wind and the rain,

ale-and then one's th' benefit o' th sawt Fetu 37 )

Enter FUSBOS.
But the wind and the rain I defy.

way fro' Runcorn. Theawd used t' make ackeauto Such love warms the coldest of spots, Fusb. This was the way they came, and much I fear

theaw cud taste th' sawt if t’lick'd thy lips as far of As I feel for Scrubinda the fair; There's mischief in the wind; what have we here?

Saint Ellen ; but theaw may have it this way, sbeer Oh! she lives by the scouring of pots,

twice as far. Here's yoar Jim says theaw dusa's lake In Dyot-street, Bloomsbury-square. King Artaxominous bereft of life;

any body knowing mooar tin thee, and theaw'll be sent Here'll be a pretty tale to tell his wife. Oh! was I a quart, pint, or gill,

theaw's yeeord o' theese steom boats before. But there! To be scoured by her delicate hands,

Bomb. [coming forward. ) A pretty tale, but not for the one thing I'm shure theaw's ne'er yecord on :-Istaid Let others possess what they will,

to tell,

those foine bathing kallivans theaw useil e' cell on, che Of learning, of houses, or lands; For thou shalt quickly follow him to hell ;

made a greyt thing ot they cawn a " Floating Bath But, ah! should she false-hearted prove,

and, solidíee, I think it's th' noicest place I war esa There, say I sent you, and I hope he's well. Suspended I'll dangle in air,

i' my loite. When I first went abooard on it, I though Fusb. No! thou thyself shalt thy own message bear; A victim to delicate love,

it wur a ship beawt botham, and I're rather shop of junge In Dyot-street, Bloomsbury-square. (Erit Fusb. Short is the journey; thou wilt soon be there ;

ing in, as sum chaps did, for feeor o'gooing clécortilul

into th' river ; but, heawever, I fun there wur a bus

[They fight. Enter BOMBASTES, preceded by a fifer, playing Michael And say I did thy business to a hair

and a vast foine botham too; and, aw together

, is: Wigsins." Bomb. Oh! Fusbos, Fusbos, I am diddled quite ;

neeotest, th' sarest, th' cleeonest bathing ot ever !! Bomb. Gentle musician, let thy dulcet strain

Dark clouds come o'er my eyes. Farewell! good night ! sin' I're born. One may have a dip at ony toimeo Proceed ; play Michael Wiggins" once again.

Good night ! my mighty soul's inclin'd to roam : tide; oather at hee wetur or at low wetur; and there se Music': the food of love. Begone; give u'er ;

So give my compliments to all at home.

a felly abovard towd me as th' wetur wur as good a (Lies down by the King, leaving sufficient room for Fus- at hee wetur. Sam says this cannot be true, and a

strung, and had as mitch fysic in it at low wetur as For I must fatten on that food no more. My happiness is chang'd to doleful dumps,

bos to stund between them.

felly wur nowe but trotting us ; but, heawever, vi Whilst happy Michael, all thy cards are trumps.

F'usbos.. And o'er thy tomb a monument shall rise,

bring a bottle o' bocah soart's whooam wi' us, and an So, should some youth, by fortune's blest decrees, Where hero's yet unknown shall feast their eyes;

folk may try for theirsels. Besoide bathing, one mu

stay abooard awhoile and look abeawt one; and one se Possess, at least, a pound of Cheshire cheese,

And this short epitaph, that speaks thy fame,

moor o' th' river and th' shipping fro this place And bent some party to regale, Will also there immortalize my name:

heawr than fio ony other place in a whole wick. There Lay in a kilderkin or so of ale; “ Here lies Bombastes, slout of heart and limb;

there's aw soart o" meyt and drink abooard, and I like So angry fate in one unlucky hour,

He conquer'd all but Fusbos ! Fusbos conquer'd him." i' my guts i best, and t cheppest ot I fun i' ar Some hungry cats may all the cheese devour,

teawn ; and we seet among a peawrcel of gentleczeli And the loud thunder turn the liquor sour.

Enter DISTAFFINA, seeing the bodies.

reading th' newspapers and smooking. We geet oyicha

as a poipe, but these quality wur smooking summut dat (Hungs his boots to an arm of the tree, and forms his sash Dist. Oh, wretched maid; oh, miserable fate ; ot look'd like pig.tail tobacco: it had some soart of into a noose. I've just arriv'd in time to be too late.

eawtlandish name, as I cud na quoite gawm; but we Alack ! alack! and well-a-day ! What now shall hapless Distaffina do?

ever it wur, oather it or their drink did um good, That e'er a man should make himself away; Curse on all morning dreams that come so true.

they'r very merry. That ever man, for woman false, should die,

Fusb. Go, beauty, go ; thou source of woe to man,

and when I sung th' “ Owdham Recruit" for um, I'l*

shot if they did not leawgh harder thin ever. Indeed, it As many have; and so,—and so wont I. And get another lover where you can ;

t'le believe me, Tum, I'se never i' better company sa No, I'll go mad ! 'gainst all I'll vent my rage, The crown now sits on Griskanissa's head :

I'se kersunt; but I'll tell thee mooar abeawt it shen And with this wicked wanton world, a woeful war I'll wage; To her I'll go

cum whooam; and I'll other perswede thee !! [Takes out of his pocket.book a piece of paper, and writes Dist. .........But are you sure they're dead ?

t next bathing toime, or I'll gi' thee leeoftcak med

ninny hommer as lung as my name's the following couplet, attaching it to his boots. Fusb. Yes, dead as herrings; herrings that are red.

They sung, and they leargt 3;

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tained a long silence, and kept his look fixed steadily on “ This was all that the dying Marquis communicated

the Prince, as if to examine him: “ It is in my power, to you?" " I have here only made a nosegay of culled powers, and have answered he at last.

· Nothing more.” brought nothing of my own but the thread that lies them." The Prince's curiosity was now raised to the highest “ Did you make no further inquiries about the matter

pitch. A fondness for the mysterious had ever been his in his country ?"
THE GHOST SEER.

prevailing weakness. His improved understanding, and " I did, but they all proved fruitless."
a proper course of reading, had, for some time, dissipated “ Had the Marquis led an irreproachable life? I dare

every idea of this kind; but the appearance of the Arme- not call every shade distinctly." Translated and abridged from the German of the ecle- nian had again revived them. He went aside with the ** He died, repenting the errors of his youth." brated Schiller.

Sicilian, and I heard them in very earnest conversation. “ Do you carry with you any remembrance of him?*

“You see in me," said the Prince, “a man who burns “ I do." (Continued from our last.)

with imparience to be convinced on this momentous sub. The Prince had really a snuff box, with the Marcus's

ject. I would embrace as a benefacter, I would cherish as portrait enamelled in miniature on the lid, which he is The sun was setting when we came to the inn, where a my best friend, bim who could dissipate my doubts, and placed upon the table near his plate, during the time supper had been prepared for us. The Prince's name had remove the veil from my eyes. Would you render me supper. augmented our company to sixteen. Besides the above this important service ?”

"I do not want to know what it is. If you will han mentioned persons, there was a Virtuoso of Rome, some “ What is your request ?” replied the Sicilian, hesita- me alone you shall see the deceased.” gentlemen of Switzerland, and an adventurer of Palerroo, ting.

He desired us to pass into the other pavilion, and we in regimentals, who pretended to be a captain. We re- "I now only beg a specimen of your art. Let me see there till be called us. At the same time he caused ees solved to spend the evening where we were, and to return an apparition.

furniture to be removed out of the room, the winea home by torch light. The conversation at table was lively. ** To what will this lead ?".

to be taken out, and the shutters to be well bolted. He The Prince could not forbear relating his adventure of the " After a more intimate acquaintance with me, you may ordered the innkeeper, with whom he appeared to be in key, which excited a general surprise. A warm dispute on be able to judge whether I deserve a further instruction." mately connected, to bring a vessel with burning corely the subject presently took place. Most of the company po. “ I have the greatest esteem for your Highness, my and carefully to extinguish every fire in the house is sitively maintained, that the pretended occult sciences were Prince. The first sight of you kas bound me to you for ever. vious to our leaving the room, he obliged us separatur du nothing better than juggling tricks. The French Abbé, You have an unlimited cominand over my power, but- pledge our honour that we would maintain an everlasting who had drunk rather too much wine, challenged the whole “So you will let me see an apparition.'

silence respecting every thing we might see and hear. The tribe of ghosts. The English Lord uttered blasphemies. "But I must first be certain that you do not require it doors of the pavilion we were in were bolled behind The musician made a cross to exorcise the devil. Some of from mere curiosity. Though the invisible powers be in when we left it. the company, amongst whom was the Prince, contended, some degree at my command, it is on this sacred condition, It was past eleven, and a dead silence reignied in that our judgment respecting such matters ought to be that I do not abuse my empire."

whole house. As we were retiring from the saloot, kept in suspense In the meantime the Russian officer “ My intentions are pure. I want truth."

Russian officer asked me whether we had loaded pisub! discoursed with the ladies, and did not seem to pay at. They left their places, and removed to a window, where " To what purpose ?" said I. tention to any part of the conversation. In the heat of the I could no longer hear them. The English Lord, who “ They may possibly be of some use," replied be, WA dispute, the pretended Sicilian Captain left the room unob. had likewise listened to this conversation, took me aside. a moment, I will provide some." ser ved. Haliy an hour after he returned, wrapt up in a ** Your Princeois a generous man. I am sorry for him. He went away. The Chamberlain Z-- and I opet cloak, and placed himself behind the chair of the French. I will pledge my salvation that he has to do with a rascal.” a window opposite the pavilion we had left. We fees!

Every thing depends on the manner in which the con. we heard two persons whispering to each other, and a nese “ A few moments ago," said he, “you had the boldness jurer will extricate himself from this business.” Well! like that of a ladder applied to one of the windows Tto challenge the whole tribe of ghosts. Would you wish the poor fellow is now affecting to be delicate. He will was, however, a mere conjecture, and I dare not affra i to make a trial with one of them ?"

not show his tricks, unless he hears the sound of gold. as a fact. Half an hour after, the Russian officer caso “ I will;" answered the Albé, “ if you will take upon We are nine. Let us make a collection. That will sub- back with a brace of pistols. We saw him load then ved you to introduce one."

doe him, and perhaps open the eyes of the Prince." powder and ball. It was almost two o'clock in the 17** That I am ready to do," replied the Sicilian, turning I consented. The Englishman threw six guineas uponing when the conjurer came for us. Before we entered the to us, " as soon as these ladies and gentlemen shall bave a plate, and gathered around. Each of us gave some louis room, he desired us to take off our shoes, coats, sulla left us.”

d'ors. The Russian officer was particularly pleased with coats. He bolted the door after us as before. Why only then ?” exclaimed the Englishman; our proposal: he gave a bank note of one hundred and fifty We found in the middle of the room a large blet értik courageous ghost bas surely no dread of cheerful.com-zechins; a prodigality which astonished the Englishman. drawn with charcoal, the space within which was pany.

We brought the money to the Prince. “ Be so kind," of containing us all ten very easily. The planks al da . I would not answer for the consequences :" said the said the English Lord, as to prevail on this gentleman chamber floor, next to the wall, were taken up, quite event Sicilian. to exhibit to us a specimen of his art, and to accept of the room,

so that the place where we stood was, as i en “For Heaven's sake, no!" cried the ladies, starting af- this small token of our gratitude.” The Prince added a insulated. An altar, covered with black, was placed frighted from their chairs.

ring of value, and offered
the whole to the Sicilian. He he. the centre, upon a carpet of red satin.

A Chaldean Bike * Call your ghost," said the Abbé, in a tone of defiance, sitated a few moments. “Gentlemen," said he afterwards, was laid open, together with a dead man's skull; and “bat warn him before-hand, that he will have to encoun. "I am humbled by your generosity, but I yield to your silver crucifix was fastened upon the altar. Instead of ter with a good blade.” At the same time he asked one request. Your wishes shall be gratified." -At the same wax tapers, some spirits of wine were burning in a six of the company for a sword. time he rung the bell"_" As for this money,” continued bos. A thick smoke of perfume obscured

the light, an If you preserve the same intention in his presence," he, "on which I have no claim for myself, permit me to darkened the room. The conjurer was undressed, like it answered the Sicilian coolly, you may then act as you send it to the next monastery, to be applied to pious uses. but barefooted. About his neck he wore

an amulet," please;" and addressing the Prince: “Your Highness, " I shall only keep this ring, as a precious memorial of the pended by a chain of man's hair; round his middle så added he, “thinks your key has been in the hands of a worthiest of Princes." stranger ; can you conjecture in whose ?”

The landlord came in; the Sicilian gave him the money. bolical figures. He desired us to take hold of each oben

a white apron, marked with mysterious ciphers and system “ No."

- He is a rascal notwithstanding;" said

the Englishman, hands, and observe a profound silence. Above alt * Have you any suspicion ?"

whispering to me. • He refuses the money because at ordered us not to ask the apparition any question “ Certainly I have.

present his designs are chiefly on the Prince."

" Whom desired the English Lord and myself, whom he sood “ Could you know the person if you saw him ?" do you want to see ?" said the conjurer.

mistrust the most, constantly to hold two naked stone “Undoubtedly.”

The Prince considered for a moinent. "You had bet. across, one inch high, above his head, during The Sicilian, throwing back his cloak, took out a look- ter demand at once a great personage,” said the English- time of the conjuration. We formed a half mootto ing-glass and held it before the Prince. " Is this the man. * Ask for Pope Ganganelli." It can make no dif- him: the Russian officer placed himself close to the ! same?” The Prince drew back astonished. “ Whom ference to this gentleman.”

lish Lord, and was the nearest to the altar. The cor *** have you seen ?" I said. “ The Armenian." The Sici. The Sicilian bit his lips. “I dare not call one of God's stood with his face turned to the east, upon the satin e lian concealed his looking-glass under his cloak. " Is it anointed.”

pet. He sprinkled holy water in the direction of the fa the same person ?” demanded the company." The " That is a pity!” replied the English Lord; " perhaps cardinal points of the earth, and bowed three times being same."

we might have heard from him what disorder he died of." the Bible. The formula of the conjuration, of which A sudden change manifested itself on every face. No “ The Marquis de Lanoy,” began the Prince, “ was a did not understand a word, lasted for the space of serca more laughter was to be heard. All eyes were fixed with French general in the seven years' war, and my most in. curiosity on the Sicilian. “Monsicur l'Abbé, the matter timate friend. Having received a mortal wound in the grows serious ;” said the Englishman. “I advise you to battle of Hastingbeck," he was carried to my tent, where witchcraft, or diseases. Amulets were made of stone, metus

• An amulet is a charm, or preservative against migebung devil;" exclaimed the Frenchman, and flew out of the a sign for me to approach. • Prince said he to me, I gested: and sometimes they consisted of words, charactez

In his last agony he made simples, animals, and every thing which fancy or caprices house. The ladies screamed, and hastily left the room. shall never see my country any more ; I must acquaint and sentences, ranged in a particular order, and engraved cups was snoring in a chair. The Russian officer continued in vent on the frontiers of Flanders lives 1. He ex- body. At other times they were neither written por encara different in his place as before. pired. Death cut the thread of his speech. I wish to see but prepared with many superstitious ceremonies

, great to “ Perhaps your intention was only to make this bravado my friend to hear the remainder.” appear ridiculous,” said the Prince, after they were gone,

gard being usually paid to the influence of the stars. The

- You ask much,” exclaimed the Englishman, with an Arabians have given to this species of amulets the name " Or would you fulfil your promise with us ?". It is oath, and addressing the Sicilian ; " I proclaim you the talismans. All nations have been fond of amulets. The der true," replied the Sicilian, I was but jesting with the greatest sorcerer on earth, if you can solve this problem." were extremely superstitious in the

use of them to drive these that tie coward would not suffer me to proceed to extremi. mously"applauded his request in the meantime the amulets were made of the wood of the cross, or ribandes

et ties. Besides, the matter is too serious to be trilled with." conjurer was hastily walking about the room, undecisive, a text of seripture written on them, as preservatives sabesi * You grant it is in your power ?” The conjurer main. and apparently struggling with himself.

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or eight minutes, at the end of which he gave a sign to the confusion I was in, I observed him whispering to the The ball had fractured his right leg. Care was immethose who stool the nearest behind bim, to seize hin fast latter, and showing him a written paper. The bailiff, diately taken to have the wound dressed. by his hair. In the most violent convulsions he thrice bowing respectfully, immediately quitted him, turned to “ But who art thou," said the English Lord, " and called the deceased by his name, and the third time he us, and taking off his hat, said, "Gentlemen, I humbly what evil spirit brought thee here ?" stretched his hand toward the crucifix.

beg your pardon for having confounded you with this vil- “I ani a poor Monk," answered the wounded man ; On a sudden we all felt, at the same instant, a stroke lain. I shall not inquire who you are, as this gentleman " a stranger gave me a zechin to ben es of a flash of lightning, so powerful that it obliged us to assures me you are men of honour.” At the same time * Repeat a speech. And why didst thou not withdraw

quit each other's hands. A terrible thunder shook the he gave his companions a sign to leave us at liberty. He immediately ?". house. The locks jarred; the doors creaked ; the cover ordered the Sicilian to be bound and guarded." The ** I was waiting for a signal to continue my speech, as of tbe silver box fell down, and extinguished the light; tellow is well known," added be, “ we bave been search had been agreed on between us, but as this signal was and on the opposite wall, over the chimney, appeared a ing for him these seven months."

not given, I was endeavouring to get away, when I found human figure, in a bloody shirt, with the paleness of death The wretched conjurer was now become a real object of the ladder had been removed.” op its countenance.

pity. The terror caused by the second apparition, and by " And what was the formula he taught thee?” S'ho calls me?" said a hollow and hardly intelligible this unexpected arrest, had together overpowered his senses. The wounded man fainted away ; nothing more could

Helpless as a child, he suffered himseli to be bound with be got from him. In the meantime the Prince addressed Thy friend," answered the conjurer, “who respects out resistance. His eyes were wide open and immoveable the leader of the watch, giving him, at the same time, y memory, and prays for thy soul.” He named the his face pale as death. Not a word escaped his quivering some pieces of gold. “You have rescued us," said he, lips. Every moment we thought he was falling into con

" from the hands of a villain, and done us justice even The answers of the apparition were given at very long vulsions. The Prince was moved by the situation in which without knowing us; would you increase our gratitude tervals.

he saw him. He discovered his rank to the bailiff, and by telling us who was the stranger, that, by speaking " What does he want of me?" continued the voice. entreated him to grant the conjurer his liberty.

only a few words, was able to procure us our liberty ?". “ He wants to hear the remainder of a secret, which “You do not know, my Prince,” said the bailiff, “ for * Whom do you mean?” asked the bailiff, with a co foa began'st to impart to him in thy last moments.” whom your Highness is so generously interceding. The tenance which plainly showed that the question was use** In a convent, on the frontiers of Flanders, lives a”. juggling tricks by which he endeavoured to deceive you, less. The bouse again trembled; a dreadful thunder rolled ; are the least of his crimes. We have secured his accom. “ The gentleman in a Russian uniform, who took you fash of lightning illuminated the room; the doors flew plices; they depose terrible facts against him. He may aside, showed you a written paper, and whispered a few pen, and another human figure, bloody, and pale as the ihink himself happy, if he is only punished with the words, in consequence of which you iminediately set us ist, but more terrible, appeared on the threshold. The galleys.” kirit in the box began again to burn by itself, and the In the meantime we saw the innkeeper and his family " Do not you know the gentleman ? Was not he one ill was light as before. tied together and led through the yard.

of your company ?" ** Who is amongst us?” exclaimed the conjurer, ter. “ He, too!" said the Prince; "and what is his crime?” “ No, and I have very important reasons for wishing ied, and casting around a look of horror; "I did not “ He has concealed the Sicilian, and acted as his accom- to be acquainted with him." int thee.”

plice," answered the bailiff. “ He assisted him in his ** I know no more of him myself. Even his name is The figure advanced with slow and majestic steps deceptions and robberies, and shared the booty with him. unknown to me. I saw him to-day for the first time in "Erectly up to the aitar, stood on the satin carpet over | Your Highness shall be convinced of it presently." Then, my life.” zainst us, and touched the crucifix. The first figure was turning to his companions, he ordered them to search the * What? And was he able, in so short a time, and by

house, and to bring him whatever they might find. using only a few words, to convince you that he himself ** Who calls me ?” demanded the second apparition. The Prince looked for the Armenian, but he had dis. and we were innocent ?". The conjurer began to tremble. Terror and amazement appeared. In the confusion occasioned by the arrival of “ Undoubtedly, with a single word.” Terpowered us. I seized a pistol. The sorcerer snatched the watch, he had found means to steal away unperceived. “ And this was ?-I confess I wish to know it.”

out of my hand, and fired it at the apparition. The The Prince was inconsolable. He declared he would send “ This stranger, my Prince !” (weighing the zechins zial rolled slowly upon the altar, and the figure remained all his servants-he would go himself, in search of this in his hand :) * You have been too generous for me to su 5 altered. The sorcerer fainted away.

mysterious man. He wished to have me along with him. make it any longer a mystery ; this stranger is an officer "What is this?” exclaimed the Englishman in asto. I looked out of the window; the house was surrounded of the Inquisition.". Be shunent. He was going to strike at the ghost with a by a great number of people, who had assembled from “Of the Inquisition ? This man?” e ord. The figure touched his arm, and his weapon fell curiosity, on hearing of this event. It was impossible to “ Nothing else, my Prince. I was convinced of it by *the ground. Courage forsook us.

get through the crowd. I represented to the Prince, that the paper which he showed to me.” During all this time the Prince stood fearless and tran. if it was the Armenian's serious intention to conceal him. This man, did you say? That cannot be." nl, his eyes fixed on the second apparition. "Yes, I self from us, he was so well acquainted with the means of “ I will tell you more, my Prince. It was upon his in.

now thes," said he at last, with emotion; "thou art doing it, that all our inquiries would prove fruitless. formation that I was sent here to arrest the conjurer.” este anoy. Thou art my friend. Whence dost thou come?" | Let us rather remain here a little longer,” added I. We looked at each other with the utmost astonishment.

Eternity is mute. Ask me about my past life?” “ This bailiff, to whom, if I am not mistaken, he has “ Now we know," said the English Lord, “why the bist "I wish to know who it is that lives in the convent discovered himself, may perhaps give us a more particular poor devil of a sorcerer started when he came near his face. jich thou mentionedst to me in thy last moments?" account of him."

He knew him to be a spy; and for this only reason.........' ** My daughter.'

At the same time we recollected that we were still un. * No!" interrupted the Prince. “This man is what. How, hast thou been a father?"

dressed. We went to the other pavilion, and put on our ever he wishes to be, and whatever the moment requires Woe is me that I was not such a one as I ought to clothes in haste. When we came back, they had finished him to be. No mortal ever knew what he really was. Be been."

the searching of the house. The altar having been re- Did not you see the knees of the Sicilian sink under him, Art thou not happy, Lanoy ?".

moved, and the boards of the floor taken up, å spacious when he said, with a terrible voice, Thou shalt no more God has judged.'

vault was discovered. It was so high that a man' might call a ghost.' There is something inexplicable in this Can I render thee any further service in this world ?" sit upright in it with ease, and was separated from the matter. No person can persuade me that one man should None, but to think of thyself.”

cave by a secret door and a narrow staircase. In this varılt be thus alarmed at the sight of another.” How must I do it?"

they found an electrical machine, a clock, and a little “The conjurer will probably explain it best," said the Toou wilt hear at Rome."

silver boll, which, as well as the electrical machine, had English Lord, " if that gentleman," pointing to the bar The thugder again rolled; a black cloud of smoke filled a communication with the altar and the crucifix that was liff,“ will procure us an opportunity of speaking to his room; it dispersed, and the figure was no longer visi. fastened upon it. A hole had been made in the window prisoner." The bailiff consented to it; and, having agreed

I forced open one of the window-shutters. It was shutter, opposite the chimney, which opened and shut with the Englishman to visit the Sicilian in the morning, break.

with a slide. In this hole, as we learned afterwards, was we returned to Venice. The anjurer now recovered his senses. “ Where are fixed a mayic lantern, from which the figure of the ghost I asked he, seeing the day light.

• Count 0, whose narrative I have thus far literally had been reflected on the opposite wall, over the chimney. The Rusei in officer stood close behind him, and looking from the garret and the cave they brought several drums, copied, describes minutely the various effects of this adven

ture upou the mind of the Prince, and of his companions, and ter his shoulder, " Juggler!" said he to him, with a ter- to which large leaden bullets were tastened by strings; ble countenance, " thou shalt no more call a ghost." these had probably been used to imitate the roaring of recounts a variety of tales of apparitions, which this event The Sicilian turned round, considered his face atten. thunder, which we had heard.

gave occasion to introduce. I shall omit giving them to the rely, screamed aloud, and threw himself at his feet. In searching the Sicilian's clothes, they found in a case reader, on the supposition that he is as curious as myself to le looked all at once at the pretended Russian. The different powders, genuine mercury in vials and boxes, know the conclusion of the adventure, and its effects on the

conduct of the Prince. I shall only add, that the Prince got fince easily recognised the features of the Armenian, phosphorous in a glass bottle, and a ring, which we im. and the words he was about to utter expired on his tongue. mecliately knew to be magnetic, because it adhered to a impatience for the moment which was to disclose this incom.

no sleep the remainder of the night, and that he waited with lear ard amazemen, petrified us. Silent and motionless, steel button that had been placed near to it by accident.

preheusible mystery.--Vote of the German editor. *? eyes were fixed on this mysterious being, who beheld in his coat pockets was a rosary, a Jew's beard, a dagger,

(To be continued.) with a calm but penetrating look of grandeur and su. and a brace of pocket pistols. Dettority. A minute elapsed in this awful silence; another **i.ct us see whether they are loaded," said one of the aceeded; not a breath was to be heard. watch, and fired up the chimney.

Cine Cable. A violent knocking at the door drew us at last out * () God !” cried a hollow voice, which we knew to be

Torn. Even. Ucight. Festivals, &c if this stupefaction. The door fell in picces into the the same as that of the first apparition, and at the same taon, and a bailiff, with the watch, immediately entered instant we beheld a person tumbling down the chimney, * Here they are, all together!" said he to his followers. I all covered with blood.

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now rendered so familiar that it almost ceases to encie

attention. It is somewhat remarkable, that, althoug When God created heaven and earth

many attempts have been made to discover it in the pa “LET ME HAVE MUSIC?"

My lordly first arose ;

of its appearance, every effort has hitherto failed of And from the moment of his birth

cess. On approaching the spot, it becomes invisible to

Was subjected to woes;
TO THE EDITOR.

pursuers, even while it remains luminous to those My second is a fruit that grows

watched it at a distance. To trace its exact abode, a les SIR,—Having seen a song in the Kaleidoscope of the

In Afric's distant clime;

has been taken during its appearance, by which 6th of November, called “ Barney Buntline," I think it 'Tis also used to disclose

curious have been guided in their researches the ensie would just suit me, as I am a bit of a tar ; but hang me

The rapid flight of time :

day; but nothing has hitherto been discovered. To if I can make a tune for it. If you will be so good as to

My whole is an imperious decree

count for this phenomenon, superstition bas had recues inform me in your next what tune will do for it, you will

Which would intimidate both you and me. to supernatural agency; but before reason will ads

such a conclusion, it will be disposed to examine nater oblige an old shipmate of the KALEIDOSCOPE. Liverponl, December 7, 1827.

The Beauties of Chess.

means. It is supposed by some to be of a phosphat nature, and is occasioned by some effluvia emitted

the earth in that particular spot where it appeas, # We cannot inform friend Blue Jacket of the tune

Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA.

which a certain degree of darkness is necessary to me

visible. It is probable, also, that during the actually set to the song; but we happen to know that Mr.

SOLUTION TO STUDY CLXI.

season, when it is less frequently seen than in the vim Andrews, or rather Captain Cop, (an old messmate, no

WHITE.

BLACK,

months, these effluvia may be less copious, or the doubt, of our querist, or queer one,) steers through it to 1 Castle ......D-7X 1 King ......E-8 light which remain in the atmosphere may be too the tune (as nearly as the flow will serve) of “ The Bay of

2 Queen ......E-6X

2 King ......F-8 to permit it to shine. It has been considered also a

3 Castle ....F-7X Biscay;" but, of course, it requires a little attention to the

3 King ......G_8 indication of some metallic substance concealed in 4 Castle ..F-5X

4 King .G-7

bowels of the hill. compass.-Edit. Kal.

5 Queen ......F-7X 5 King .......H26
6 Castle ......F-6X 6 King ......G_5

To Correspondents.
7 Castle ......G_6X 7 King .H–5
The Fireside.
8 Castle ......G-7X 8 King .H-6

SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER.-In our supplemental sheet of " In order to employ one part of this life in serious and impor

9 Queen ......F-6X 9 King ......H-5

day we have introduced two articles, which have tant occupations, it is necessary to spend another in mere amuse

10 Pawn ......G-4XMATE.

in perpetual demand, although we have frequente mente." -JOHN LOCKE.

STUDY CLXII.

printed them;--we mean Bombastes Furioso and " There is a time to laugh and a time to weep."—SOLOMON.

Truths. After we have printed off the present The white to win in ten moves.

of the Kaleidoscope, it is our intention to arrange the No. IV.

"stock pieces" in a separate publication, in order VIVENT LES BAGATELLES!

the trouble and expense of re-printing the number Black.

Kaleidoscope in which they are introduced, as we

been obliged to do more than once. The supplies CONUNDRUMS,

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sheet also contains M'Cauley's Deliverance of Vienna

readers will perceive that we have not abridged the 1. What will an East India ship, outward-bound, and

tity of new matter to make way for the articles ro

lished. fully laden, weigh before she sails? 2. What is that from which, if you take the whole,

THE PLAGUE OF MANCHESTER.-Those correspondenta

7 there will still remain some ?

have made inquiries respecting the continuatia 3. Why is an ill dressed salad like an intolerable griev

story, know almost as much of the matter as wide

6 ance ?

writer appears to be troubled with a kind of lastaf 4. Why does a billiard-player, who makes a cannon by

literary fever. He has twice paused in the cat the cushion resemble a modern implement of war?

his communications, without assigning any resah 5. Why is a sorcerer, who raises the ghost of your great

interruption; and, as we neither like to be tried to

selves, nor to have our readers played with, we take care grandfather, like the king who elevates one of his subjects

portunity of intimating to our capricious romanit, to the nobility ? 6. Why is Madam Catalani's musical talent like Mr.

we shall publish no more of his legend, unless e Peel's bill?

viously in possession of the entire manuscript. 7. If brandy were frozen, what root would it resemble ?

PRESERVATION OF SHIPS, STRAM-BOATS, &C. FRON SINE 8. When Oliver Croidwell fixed his head-quarters on

7

The article on this subject occupies so promine: the Rhu Dee, Chester, why was it like retreating ?

in this day's Kaleidoscope, that it may appear supert

here to call the attention of the public more partie ENIGMA.

to it. We shall, however, do so, as we cannot las toe

stress on so very important a suggestion. The art

A B C D E F G H I remove a powerful influence from the heart to the

very much enlarged since its appearance in the Mara hand: by my aid the aged become valuable, and even idol.

WHITE.

by the addition of the whole of the paper which appe ized. If I get amongst corn, it becomes changed to an

in the Sphynx, and which is well entitled to the sea animal that wears a head like Satan. It would be in vain Great Natural Curiosity.-As the workmen of Mr. Cress.--If our correspondent 17. X. Y. Z. will come

consideration of the community. to remind a powerful man of his strength, without me, John Atkinson, cabinet-maker, Ranelagh-street, were he would deny the assertion. If my friend is in depressed lately sawing up a log of Zebra-wood, from Rio Janeiro,

10th rule of the Chess Club, published in Philidors spirits, from having suffered a loss, I cause him to glow they found, in the very centre, a large insect, alive and

he will find the following law: _" Ang pawn has with better hopes, and to look on the bright side of the active. The wood was ten feet long, eighteen inches wide,

vilege of advancing two squares at its first move: subject. Whenever I'm out of doors, I'm troubled with and five inches thick. The insect, which is still lively,

this case, it may, in passing, be taken by any pawal a Royal affliction. If my wife will acknowledge fair, I resembles a huge caterpillar, divested of hair. It is

might have taken it, if it had been pushed but one is present her with a new garment: but should she begin to upwards of two inches long, and as thick as an ordi

With respect to the other query of our corresponde rave, I remove her to a bed of silence. I never come nary man's finger. It is of a dull cream colour, has nine

need not consult any authority, but usage. One par within reach of mellow fruit, but I grasp it--and am not joints, or articulations, with a coloured spot on each side

pass another, without any necessity of taking that a particular about the peel, for I soon reduce it to powder. of every division. It has sharp teeth, or mandibles, with

in its progress, At draughts, the player must take 1 never enter a parlour but I behold an ostler. As I'm of which it will seize firmly hold of a piece of paper, or We have just received Theon in answer to Sophia.

not at chess. a religious cast, I no sooner perceive an act of contention other substance, brought into contact with its jaws. It AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC Works. We have this day shred than it becomes the means of salvation. I act with som- is now bedded in the sawdust of the wood in which it nific power on the monkey tribe ; for I no sooner approach was found, and it appears likely enough to live for weeks,

first portion of a scientific Work by Shecut, of charu an ape, but he begins to yawn, and show his teeth. I'm or months.-Mr. Atkinson has permitted us to exhibit this

ton. We can particularly recommend the perusal of the quite different with boys; for, with them, I create mirth. curiosity for a few days at our office.

articles to our young readers. Whenever I join partnership with a lean person, I teach

A Traveller must allow us another week before we Natural Phenomenon in Cornwall.-In the parish of

finally. joining hand with a young female

, she becomes, like one St. Austle, there is a singular phenomenon ; it is the ap- Tim Bobbin's DESCRIPTION OF THE Floatiro Bara. The of her sex, a true and constant, though brittle friend. If pearance of light near the turnpike-road at Hill Head, morous article, from the pen of the late lamented Dr. Rad I'm present at an execution, not only the malefactor but about three-quarters of a mile west of the town. In the the rope itself feels. I never visit a weaver's shop but I summer season it is rarely seen ; but in the

winter, par Le

Taylor, is to be found in our supplemental sheet of this behold darkness and despondency, and his little all is turned ticularly in the months of November and December, the Kaleidoscope a French translation of Gray's eledel to bitterness. Should I stop at an inn, and call for a com- scarcely a dark night passes in which it is not visible. It Churchyard Elegy. mon beverage, I'm immediately enveloped in a boisterous appears of a yellow hue, and seems to resemble a small A Quaker's Hat next week. wind : and when I summon the landlord, to inquire the flame. It is generally stationary, and when it moves it A Clown's verses shall appear in our next. not escape my metaphorical influence ; for, should I come mounting upward, and then descending to the earth. As Printed, published, and sold, every Tuesday, by E. SALT contact with a single ray thereof, I change its colour. it has frequented this spot from time immemorial, it is

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