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Then turning Willie out of doors,

She said, - Go, go along;
I hate the man who's always Wright,

Yet always doing wrong." “I leave you, then," said be, “ farewell;

Of peace I'm now bereft;
If I am always Wright and wrong,

You must be right, and left."
So then he clos'd his little store,

Shut up each door and blind; And settled his accounts and died,

And left no Will behind.

Poetry.

TRANSLATION OF A FRAGMENT OF SIMONIDES.

THE LAWS OF WHIST. (From a Poem, entitled Whist, canto 4.)

TO THE EDITOR. SIR,- In the following lines I have attempted a transla. tion of the beautiful fragment of Simonides on Danae and her infant Perseus, preserved in Dionysius Halicarnassus, which I do not remember to have seen in an English dress. The sense of the original is given almost literally; the spirit I could only hope to imitate.

H. W.J. Liverpool, January 1, 1828.

When the winds, in stern commotion,

Broke upon the fragile bark,
And the dread tumultuous ocean

Rose in terror, wild and dark ;
Round her Perseus, thus deploring,

Then a mother's arms were fung;
Tears of bitterness while pouring,

Thus a mother's griefs she sung :-
“ While rude floods of sorrow swelling,

Fill my bosom with distress ;
Thou, within this joyless dwelling,

Slumberest,-child of gentleness !
" Frailest, narrowest limits bound us,

And devouring waves are high ;
Night, with all her gloom, is round us,

And the tempest walks the sky.
o. Clad in purple robe, above thee,

O'er thy locks and lovely form,
Passing billows may not move thee,

Nor the voices of the storm.
“ Could wild fear, to thee a stranger,

Raise one throb in thy young heart,
Thou would'st heed, amidst the danger,

What a mother's lips impart.
“ Though uneasy be thy pillow,

Sleep, oh! sweetly sleep, my child !
Sleep, too, oh, thou restless billow!

Sleep, my sorrows, scarce less wild !
" Still may aid, thou King of heaven,

Father Jove, appear from thee;
And one dating wish be given,

Vengeance of my child for me !"

But now I gaze, with tearfuleye,

On wood, on river, bill, and plain ;
And, oh ! my heart throbs wild with grief,

Nor home, nor kindred, here remain !
My father's voice I cannot hear,

Alas! be sleeps beneath the sod ; His kind and upright heart is still,

His faithful sgul is now with God. Ah! little deem'd this hapless heart,

When last I left my native plain, That I should ne'er behold him more,

Nor hear his blessed voice again. Once more to hail her wand'ring boy,

No tender mother meets me now, She left her own lov'd native vale

With aching heart and care-worn brow. Misfortune's storms on her have blown,

On her have burst the clouds of woe; Alas! that such a generous heart

So much of sorrow's power should know. And now no sister meets me here,

With tears of gladness on her cheek, To bid her brother welcome home,

'Mid sylvan scenes his bliss to seek. Then fare thee well my native plain !

I may not longer tarry near;
My heart! my heart throbs wild with grief;

My home, my kindred, are not here !
Again I trust the stormy deep,

Again I brave the angry blast; I will not, cannot, longer stay

My days of pleasure here are past. Where are the joys that cheered my heart,

In earlier days and happier hours ? Where are the hopes that soothed me then

Gone! perished all-like faded flowers ! Constitution-street, Leith.

ANNA.

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LOVE-SICK WILLY.

The cards to shuffle long as may him suit,
Is every player's right, without dispute;
But when this right through all the hands has a
Still with the dealer it should rest at last,
Wno, ere he deals, should have the painted band
Cut by the person on his better hand,
As, else, th' unlawful hand will never stand.
If, in the pack, a card display its face,
He must begin again, in such a case ;
And should he one in dealing chance to turn,
The foes, if so inclined, that deal may spurn.
But if he gives not each his number due,
To one too many, or to one too few,
He then must be content the deal to lose,
Unless his luck supplies the sole excuse,
That, while he dealt, by either of the foes
The cards were touched, for then, we may suppose,
From them, and not from him, the fault arose.
Still on the board the whole commencing round,
Let his trump card exposed to view be found;
Nor, after that, though you may trump inquire,
Can you of it another sight desire.
Let each, before he plays, his hand review,
And mark if he possess the number due ;
For should he not, and yet proceed to play
Till he perceives at last a card away,
He must, for each revoke, the forfeit pay.
Let each with constant eye the board survey,
Nor ask another what he chanced to play,
Though he may bid him draw his card away.
Nor here, as in your former game, quadrille,
May one examine all the tricks at will;
The latest can alone return to sight;
The rest must ne'er again behold the light.
The card which once has fairly touch'd the board,
Must never more be to the hand restored.
When, from mistake, as it at times proceeds,
The one rash partner for the other leads,
Then may the foes a just occasion seize
To make his brother play what suit they please ;
And for that card which was so keen to fall,
They have a right at any time to call.
For each revoke your foe may chance to make,
From his collected tricks you three can take;
Or from his score, if tricks he yet has done,
Take down three points, or add them to your or
But this to do you ne'er can urge the right,
Until the crick is turn'd, and out of sight,
Tho' then its influence boasts a fairer claim
Than any other score in all the game.
The tricks, fair children of superior skill,
Before the casual honours reckon still.
Remember, always when the hand is o'er,
At once your honours and your tricks to score :
For should you wait till trumps be turn'd agall,
Your right you then may claim, but claim in Pala.
But if beyond the truth you chance to go,
Your score, diminished, must enrich the foe.
The proper season on your friend to call,
Is just before your hand a card lets fall;
A moment later, and you lose the claim,
And ev'n a moment sooner is the same.
But when the trump has once appeared in sight,
Let none remind bis friend of calling's right.
Although of tricks one side should make them all,
That rarest triumph, which a slam we call,
Yet they from this no profit e'er must claim,
Which would not suit the spirit of the game.

THE MARINER'S RETURN.

(From the Connecticut Herald.) The writer of the following piece bids fair to rival Mr Thomas Hood, in the superlatively ridiculous.

One Willy Wright, who kept a store,
· But nothing kept therein,
Save earthen jugs, and sonie few kegs,

Of whiskey, ale, and gin,
Grew sick, and often would exclaim,

"Oh, how my heart does burn !”
And every week the poor map lived,

He had a weakly turn.
Now, when they saw him thus decline,

Some said that death must come ;
Some wondered what his ail could be,

Some said his ale was rum.
At last the very cause was known,

Of every pang he felt;
Remote, at one end of the town,

Miss Martha Towns-end dwelt,
A portly, love-resisting dame,

Contemptuous, proud, and haughty ;
But yet, though "fat, and forty" too,

She was not two-and-forty.
And Willy long had sought and sigh'd,

To gain this pretty maid ;
“ I have no trade," said he “so, sure,

My love can't be betray'd.
To Martha, then, he trembling went,

And said, “ My dear, 'tis true,
Though I have nothing in my store,

I've love in store for you.
" And if thou wilt, thou may'st become,”

But here his tongue was tied ;
And though she will'd him, yet she said,

She ne'er would be his bride.

Where are the joys that cheer'd my heart,

In earlier days and happier hours ? Where are the hopes that soothed me then ?

Gone! perish'd all ! like faded flowers. Where is my childhood's happy home,

That rose amid the peaceful vale ? Where are my friends, my kindred, now,

Whom I had fondly hoped to hail ? I see the winding river fair,

Its banks all clothed in gladsome green, I see the lofty, lovely hills,

That grace and grandeur give the scene. This is my own dear native vale,

Those are the scenes that charm'd my view In earlier days and happier hours,

When hope was high and life was new.

To please the careless and disdainful eyes
Of proud Adonis, that before her lies ;
Her kirtle blue, whereon was many a stain,
Made with the blood of wretched lovers slain.
Upon her head she wore a myrtle wreath,
From whence her veil reach'd to the ground beneath.
Her veil was artificial flowers and leaves,
Whose workmanship both man and beast deceives.
Many would praise the sweet smell as she pass'd,
When 'twas the odour which her breath forth cast.
And there for honey bees have sought in vain,
And beat from thence, have lighted there again.
About her neck hung chains of pebble stone,
Which, light'ned by her neck, like diamonds shone.
She wore no gloves; for neither sun nor wind
Would burn or parch her hands, but to her mind,
Or warm or cool them, for they took delight
To play upon those hands, they were so white.
Buskins of shells, all silver'd, used she;
And blanch'd with blushing coral to the knee;
Where sparrows perch'd, of hollow pearl and gold,
Such as the world would wonder to behold:
Those with sweet water oft her handmaid fills,
Which, as she went, would chorup through the bills.
Some say, for her the fairest Cupid pin'd,
And looking in her face was stricken blind.
But this is true; so like was one the other,
That he imagin' Hero was his mother :
And oftentimes into her bosom flew;
About her naked neck his bare arms threw;
And laid his childish head upon her breast,
And, with still panting rock, there took his rest.
So lovely fair was Hero, Venus' nun,
As Nature wept, thinking she was undone,
Because she took more from her than she left,
And of such wond'rous beauty her bereft;
Therefore, in sign her treasure suffered wreck,
Since Hero's time hath half the world been black.

BATHOS AND PATHOS.

VERSES

ADDRESSED TO A LADY WHO PROMISED THE WRITER THAT SHE Our readers may probably recollect a mock dirge, which

WOULD REMEMBER HIM IN HER PRAYERS. began thus:

The last time we parted you promised me fair, " She's gone, who once was here,

To bear me in mind in your very next prayer, She's gone-and the silent tear," &c.

And ask of kind Heaven, in its goodness to grant, A young friend, who has seen this precious piece of bathos

The thing of all others I fancy I want; in one of the Liverpool papers, has sent us the following But ere you commence your benevolent task, counterpart, which is quite equal to the original in senti. Permit me to hint, what I'd have you to ask :ment and originality,

Know, then, lovely suppliant, the thing I most prize,

Is to bask in the smiles of my mistress's eyes ;
ANOTHER DIRGE!

So pray not for titles, for honours, or pelf,

Pray only for one thing; let that be-YOURSELF.
She's come, who once was gone!

Liverpool, 1818.
She's come ! and the lovely one
Bids sorrow smile!

TO
The drooping lily rears its head,

BY WILLIAM BOSCOE. And all its bloom that once was fled,

(From the Winter's Wreath ) Returns awhile !

As when the sun in clouds descends, She's come! oh, blissful sound !

And storms and darkness close the day,

The moon her milder lustre lends
In halcyon bowers, with ivy crowned,

To guide the wanderer on his way ;
Ye flowers rejoice!

So, 'midst affliction's darkest night,
Let heavenly harmony arise !

A gleam was in thy friendship found ;
While every little flutterer tries

A constant, pure, unchanging light,
His blithsome voice.

That brighten'd all th' horizon round.
She's come !-ah, why that watery eye?

Thou, then, these winter-flowers receive, With her I'll live-with her I'll die,

For these of right to thee belong;

And with them all I now can give
Whatever lot come!

My kindest wish, my latest song.
Rejoice all nature !—for she's come,
Who once was not come !

No. IX.
1 THE INTERMENT OF THE LATE REV. J. DUNNI
OF PRESTON.

SPECIMENS OF THE ELDER POETS.

BY PERCIVAL MELBOURNE.
Multis ille bonis flebilis occidit.
Yes, they were notes of grief; but not the wail

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE.
Of widowed love,-intense, despairing, wild;

This eminent poet and dramatist was born about the Nor the lone orphan's plaint, that all so pale, id cold, and still, his sire heeds not his hapless child !

year 1562. Of the earlier part of his life there is no ac

count extant; consequently, I am unacquainted with the It did not seem as if some trophied one, From the wild scene of raging battle borne,

progress he made in learning previous to being entered at 1. Had slept the sleep-his work of carnage done;-

Benét College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of to warrior forms were there the lowly dead to mourn ! | Bachelor of Arts in 1583, und Master of Arts in 1587. There was no pomp or circumstance to tell

The peculiar turn of his genius for dramatic compositions A people's ruler gathered to repose;

probably induced him to adopt the stage as a profession; No courtiy pageants the procession swell,

for, about the year 1590, he became an actor as well as a or things of gorgeous art the wakeless dust inclose!

dramatist. He was the author of six tragedies, all of "Twas not the tax of phrenzy bursting loud,

which enjoyed considerable repatation in their day, and Dr fell despair, or vengeance-muttering dread,

also, in conjunction with his intimate friend Nash, wrote The vain effusion of a silken crowd, hollow compliment of incense to the dead !

another. He translated the first book of Lucan's “ Phar. No, 'twas the grieving of a Christian throng,

salia," “ The Rape of Helen," of Coluthus, some of Robb'd of a chief by Death's relentless hand

Ovid's “ Elegies," and, at the time of his death, had Heaven's choir had gained the accession of a song,

made considerable progress in “Hero and Leander," a hoary saint had reached that brighter, blissful land! beautiful poein, which was afterwards finished by George This sorrow hence-for nature claims a tear,

Chapman. Though the departed but be gone to rest;

Marlowe is accused by Wood of openly avowing Atheisin; Ner does bereavement light the less severe,

but as other writers are silent on that head, I am inclined den worth is call'd away to mingle with the blest !

to think he was only a freethinker, which, in those days, There came the meagre child of want and woe,

would subject him to such an accusation. His death, Whose visage wan seemed blanch'd by bleak despairHe heaved a sigh to heaven--and then below

which took place in 1593, was occasioned by a stab from fathe dark yawning grave, as if his hopes were there.

a livery.servant, whom Marlowe found with his mistress; And ghost-like forms eniaciate thronged around

which so incensed him, that he drew a dagger (a weapon Pale withering victims they, of wan disease,

then commonly worn) and rushed upon the intruder, who Had crawled and trembled to the hallowed ground, wrested the dagger from his master's hand and plunged > witness, ere their own, their friend's sad obsequies!

it into his head. The widow lone, the orphan desolate, Showed all unstaunched the founts of other years;

DESCRIPTION OF HERO.
The husband, father, lay in low estate,
ho soothed their bitter lot, and wiped away their tears.

FromHero and Leander."
Such the lament, and such the mourners were,
Who round the tomb a hallowed glory shed;

Hero the fair,
Though men of sanctity and learning there

Whom young Apollo courted for her hair; ingled with wealth, to grieve above the righteous dead!

And offer'd as a dower bis burning throne,
Blest is the dead !' his lot supremely blest !

Where she should sit for men to gaze upon.
He still survives in deeds of charity;
Though dead to mortal ill,--his is the rest

The outside of her garments was of lawn, 'hich knows no break,—the bliss which blooms immor

The lining, purple silk, with gilt stars drawn, tally.

Her wide sleeves green and bordered with a grove, Preaton,

ALPHA. Where Venus in her naked glory strove

THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE.

Come, live with me, and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dale and field,
And all the craggy mountains yield.
There will we sit upon the rocks,
And see the shepherds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
There will I make thee beds of roses,
With a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle,
Embroidered all with leaves of mirtle ;
A gown made of the finest wool,
Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
Slippers lin'd choicely from the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold ;
A belt of straw, and ivie buds,
With coral clasps, and amber studs ;
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Then live with me, and be my love.
The shepherd swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May inorning;
If these delights thy mind may move,

Then live with me, and be my love.
• I have in my possession two copies of this exquisite lyrical
composition, which differ very materially. Not knowing
which is the original, I have adopted the most simple and
beautiful.

FRAGMENT.

By this Apollo's golden harp began,
To send forth music to the ocean,
Which watchful Hesperus no sooner heard,
But he thc Day's bright bearing car prepared,
And ran before, as harbinger of light,
And with his flaming beams mock'd ugly night.

PRONUNCIATION OF THE FRENCH ALPHABET SIM- feet more than the others; but the irregularity is easily some of our infant schools, on a plan something like the PLIFIED.-NEW ENGLISH NURSERY DITTY. obviated, by taking a little liberty with the L M N 0, which we have applied to the French; but it seems to

which are the same in French as in English. In order to be defective, as the two last lines do not rhyme together It is somewhat remarkable, that many persons who can

to render the line tolerable to the ear, the L JI should be if we have been correctly informed that they run thus : read and speak the French language with facility, cannot joined together, as if they formed the word ELLEM, and

ABCDEFG, correctly repeat the French alphabet. They seem not to the N O as if they formed the word Exo: by this means

HIJKLMNOP, consider it of much consequence to know the names of the the lines will read as well as ordinary doggerels.

QRSTU and V, tools by which a work is performed. if they can accom. It can hardly be necessary to tell the reader that “ c'est

WXYZ. plish the task without such knowledge. As we are of assez” is a mere expletive, to eke out the measure.

These are usually sung to the air of “Life led opinion, however, that the mode of pronouncing the let. In singing these lines to the familiar air Di tanti Pal.

cherish,” but they will answer quite as well to the tunes ters of any particular alphabet, ought not to be considered piti, to which they are here arranged, the second line

have given; and, rather than the last line should limpl a matter of indifference to those who aim at a competent must be accommodated by the singer, as will be rendered

horribly, we would suggest the addition of some word knowledge of the language of which such alphabet is the intelligible by the manner in which the notes are staccatoed;

however insignificant, or even nonsensical, to maked key, we have here arranged the French alphabet in dog. and we will venture to assert that any person, by playing

| the measure. Nor can we anticipate any serious objecti gerel verses, which may either be " said or sung.” over the piece, and singing the words, at the same time

to such a liberty, when we bear in mind the tol de In our pronunciation of the letters we have adopted the keeping in view the corresponding English letters placed

derry downs, and other equally significant adjuncta, directions given in Le Brethon's excellent grammar, above them, may commit the French alphabet to memory

which our popular comic songs are often garnished. which we presume to be as good authority as any wel in an hour, or less.

It is not easy to make out the last line withoz could select, although the first letter aw, may, perhaps, be objected to. It is, however, not possible to make a

We have heard it contended that it is of very little conse

adoption of some rather ludicrous words; but, as the nearer approximation to the French A, than aw. We quence to know the names of the letters, as any language

is intended for infants, it ought not to be interdisted shall, therefore, adopt it, together with the whole alphacan be competently acquired without such a preliminary :

those who admit " See saw, Margery Daw," and "

diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,” cum multist but it would be easy to put a case wherein such a knowbet, as laid down by Le Brethon. Aw Bay Say Day Ay F Zhay Ash Ee Zhee Karo ledge would be very necessary, if not indispensible.

which we have forgotten, it is so long since we L M

dandled on the knee, or rocked in the cradle. N

Suppose an Englishman, in the act of writing a letter in
O Pay Ku Ayr S Tay U Vay Eeks Ee-
French, were at a loss to spell some word, and, having no

Without further apology we shall now venture to grayc, Zeyd.

access to a dictionary, should consult a Frenchman on | before our readers our nursery ditty, which is as follo For facilitating the recollection of these, we have arthe occasion, he could not understand the directions

to the air of Di tanti:
ranged them in doggerel, thus;
given him, unless he knew how to name the letters of the

ABCDEFG,
Aw Bay Say Day Ay F Zhay,
French alphabet. If the word, for instance, were Paye,

HIJKLM NO P,
Ash Ee Zhee Kaw L M N O Pay,
(pay,) the Frenchman would dictate it to the Englishman

Q R S T U and V, Ku Ayr S Tay U et Vay, thus:--Pay Aw Ee-grayc Ay_PAYE.

W X Y Z-fiddle diddle dee! Eeks Ee-grayc Zeyd-c'est assez.

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liscellanies.

Grand Seignior imagines that it behoves the representative severe; and when an individual beholds his house a pey of the Prophet to keep himself inaccessible. Widely dif- to the flames, he exclaims, “ All is well, provided the

ferent from our princes, who, classing affability among the Prophet is satisfied." The Christian inhabitants of ConTHE TURKS.

royal virtues, multiply receptions of all kinds, the Turk stantinople require a firman to allow them to build houses

imagines them to compromise his grandeur, and would of stone. Every thing relating to the manners and customs of this suppress them ent suppress them entirely if he could do it without weakening

THE BATHS. fingular people, possessing at the present moment, when his policy. The ambassadors see his Highness only twice Baths are numerous at Constantinople, and remarkable the publie attention is so forcibly drawn towards them, a during the term of their embassy-at their arrival and at for their neatness; but let no one imagine that in these peculiar species of interest, we shall not need any other their departure. All affairs are carried on through the establishments, as in our own, each has his particular apology for laying before our readers the following dragomans, or interpreters attached to the different lega- closet. You commence by entering a vast hall, round sketches; the first two are from the London Weekly Restions. They treat every two or three days with the Otto. / which are ranged several beds. You quit your clothes, sis, and the others are from a new publication entitled, man ministers. The first audience granted by the Sultan and are enveloped in a large blue coverl ; a bather then >> D Annecs à Constantinople et en Moree, &c.,” by to an ambassador is solemn. Count Guilleminot having conducts you to a second hall, far less than the first, one of the suite or Count Guilleminot, the French ambas. had his some time before my arrival in this country, I where the heat becomes perceptible: thence you are led ador at the Ottoman Porte.

could not assist at it; but I proficed by that obtained by into a third, where the temperature is still more elevated; CONSTANTINOPLE.

the representative of the king of Holland, who willingly to a fourth, and sometimes to a fifth, where the heat is The capital of the Ottoman empire, where our ambassa.

invited me. The day on which an ambassador is called suffocating. In these last halls are small marble basins, ors moke, drink coffee, and dance at the most splendid upon to remit his credentials to his Highness, an escort, placed near the walls; above each is a cock supplying alls in the world, is exteriorly the most beautiful city on composed of three or four hundred troops, is sent to him warm, and another cold water. The person to be bathed Arth. It is looking upon a magic scene to view it in the by the Porte; it is a custom, the origin of which is of places himself dear one of the basins; a boy in attendance orging from the water. The sun, rising on the right considerable antiquity. This honour was reserved exclu- rubs him with a sort of comb, which raises the skin, hind the Asiatic hills, throws an inconceivable brilliancy sively to the janizaries, the first military body of the covers him with a lather of soap, and lastly rinces him by fer the sea, which, bounded on every side by verdant empire. They accepted it readily, as a gratuity always throwing frequent sluicings of water on his head. This

res, heaves like a mass of molten gold beneath its accompanied this service. At five in the morning, nume is what is called a bath à la Turque. I forgot to say, that IES. On both sides, green meadows and tufted groves rous companies of janizaries, in full accoutrements, were before these singular ceremonies, a servant forcibly presses fresh and gladden the eye. And the city itself, with its collected at the gate of the Dutch Palace at Pera. They your arms and legs, and causes all the joints of your body llant many-coloured mosques, its gardens, its ceme- ranged themselves in march at the head of the procession ; to crack, to render you more active. After the bath, you Ties, where the evergreen cypress flourishes, and its lofty afterwards came the ambassador, his secretaries, interpre. return to the first apartment, dress yourself, and take mal minarets towering over its Mussulman temples, ters, and the principal Dutch merchants, all on horseback. coffee. juters like a fairy creation in the sun. Add to this the Descending thus to the sea coast at Galata, we were re

TURKISH MUSIC. bumerable caiques, or long gilded barges, which, with ceived into caiques handsomely decorated, and we passed Plays, balls, and concerts, are diversions unknown in zir picturesque and solemn-looking crews, glide over the to the Turkish quarter. The Toptchi-bachi (chief of the Turkey. We may also pronounce their ears to be but

in a thousand directions; and you have a scene worth cannoniers) and some officers of the palace, whom the slightly musical, there being scarcely any other instru. ling three thousand miles to behold.

Grand Turk had sent before us, attended us to the beach ; mente than the mandalino, the tambourine, and the country THE SULTAN AND HIS NEW ARMY.

we were then furnished with horses, richly caparisoned, pipe. Among the Turks, harmony has not been subOne Ford of the new troops. It is certain that Mahmoud and in this state were conducted to the seraglio, where wejected to the same laws as with us, and the number of $@ great deal of the spirit of a reformer: he has adopted I entered a kiosk, the pavilion destined for our reception. I their airs is small : the Ottomans have not the art of : European military cap, or ass's cap, as the old soldiers After some moments, the grand vizier, the Sultan's prime writing them out. The notation of their music after our lit in derision; he repairs to the spot where the troops minister, appeared; he took his place of precedence over own method would be very difficult, as their measure is

exercised, which is the Atmeidan, or ancient Hippo. a full divan, where were found near him, the Mufti, or vague, indeterminate, and mixed with discordancies, with me, marebes backward and forward on foot, handles head of their religion ; Aga Pasha, of whom I shall speak the exception of some few airs where it is distinct, and sword, fires his pistol, and does every thing to encou. hereafter, and Kutchuk Pasha, prefect of the Asiatic pro- adapted to the verses sung, scanning them with accuracy, ethern by his example. To reconcile them the more vinces, situated on the banks of the Bosphorus and the sea and without passing through many degrees of the gamut. ily to his reforms, he allows them the use of wine and of Marmora. After a repast followed by coffee, and a But these two species of song, offering no variety of into. *; and, indeed, the ordinary rations consist of black display of the presents from Holland, the author proceeds: nation, appear, from their monotony, to be only fit to ex. ad and hog's lard, which must be very delicious eating. "We were at length introduced to the presence of the press one solitary idea. What has struck me the more forstence those silly politicians who exist in every great Grand Turk, whom I saw for the first time. He was in cibly in this music, is, that generally the minor key preJ), and expend their wisdom over a pot of porter, a an apartment, the tapestry of which was of superb cash dominates. I have frequently heard the Turks sing, acte of vine, or a bowl of Sherbet or a coffee-cup, the mere ; he was seated, cross-legged, on a throne covered companying themselves on the mandalino, and have rarely akan has commanded the principal coffee-houses to be with jewels, and surmounted by a brilliant canopy. He distinguished a passage in a major key. Since the esta-osed, and has thus saved the true Mussulmans from the wore a pelisse of green stuff, trimmed with the fur of the blishment of the nizam djedid, the regiments are preceded

of talking a great deal of nonsense. It is even believed black fox of Russia; a poignard, studded with diamonds, by bands. What was my astonishment one day on recog. a he suspects there may be something seditious in was at his breast, and an egret fastened by a cluster of nising the air Vive Henri Quatre! I leave to the ima. mcco, and will shortly prohibit smoking; in which case diamonds, decorated his magnificent turban. Mahmoud gination of my readers the manner of its execution. Freat many pipe-makers will be put in the Gazette. The is a large and well-built man; his features are hard; be neipal opposition to the barrack-system, arising from bas a quick eye, a countenance of assurance, and an atti. married part of the army, who could not conceive how tude bold and imposing."

| It is not often that we find any thing to copy from that at " were to desert their harems in the city, or bring Mus

FATALISM OF THE TURKS.

once silly, canting, and impure melange, containing an man women among a horde of soldiers, his Majesty After speaking of the fanaticism of the Turks, it be odd mixture of pious orthodoxy, licentious ribaldry, Jered such of his troops as had wives to be strangled and hoves me to notice their superstition : this is pushed to and low scurrility, published every “ Sabbath" morning 0 into tbe sea. Of the other rebellious janizaries, the extreme. They are resigned to fatality in the most

under the title of the John Bull. Lately, however, eye witness declares, that upwards of ten thousand were extraordinary degree ; and the word Kismet, by which ban also into the Bosphorus, with stones tied to their they express it, is incessantly in their mouths. They

we discovered an article possessing some humorous ks, both to keep them down that they might not im. thank Kismet for the good that may happen, and derive hits, played off in language to which no, reasonable le the course of the caiques, and to prevent their num-consolation from the same under all reverses. This absurd exception can be taken; and, therefore, we present it to I being known. But although these true believers thus belief, carried even to stupidity, gives rise to the most our readers, in the hope, that they will not enjoy it the Ziently submitted to be drowned, they would not con- fatal precedents. Hence they take no precautions against eend to have their hair cut short. His Majesty had either fire or plague, that scourge, which the natural salu.

less, from any considerations about the character of the Her over their lives, but their salvation-locks and whis.brity of the clime, and the favourable position of Constanti.

source from which it is drawn. were their own, and they would defend them. This nople, ought to remove for ever from them. Quarantines cdoct was very rational. Every Islamite, as is well are unknown in Turkey, or at least, they are unwilling

POLICE EXTRAORDINARY. ken, wears a long luft of hair on the crown of his head, to establish them. The disease also makes more than orwhich his guardian angel is to lift him up to heaven dinary ravages, and is propagated with greater facility,

From the John Bull." er death. To cut off this would be to deprive him of from the circumstance of the relatives and friends of the Ibope of mercy, or Houries' love; and it was with the patients approaching and attending them fearlessly. Tuesday last, Frederick Robinson was brought before estest reason, therefore, that he resisted so atrocious an Should one or more of them become attacked, which fre. the sitting Magistrate at Bow-street, to answer to a charge piety.

quently occurs, the cause is not imputed to imprudence, of quitting his master's service without giving him due AUDIENCE OF THE AMBASSADORS.

| but to the Kismet. We have already said that the fre-warning. The ambassadors at the Ottoman Porte are those of quent fires have also their origin in the Kismet. At It appeared in evidence, that Robinson had some months rance, England, Russia, and Holland: Austria has an certain periods, thanks to this superstitious resignation of agoengaged himself to drive the Sovereign stage coach, but pernuncio at Constantinople; Prussia and Sweden, mi. the Turks, great part of Constantinople and whole towns finding bimself unable to manage the horses, and being also sters plenipotentiary; and Naples and Denmark, chargés present a hideous theatre of ruin and desolation. What apprehensive of the issue of several complaints to be lodged affaires. These envoys of the different powers have each riches, what monuments are constantly devoured by the against him at the next quarter sessions, for careless and ards allotted to them by the Porte, which precede them flames ! how many families reduced to the most frightful unskilful driving-he, the said Robinson, did, last Thurs. Jenever they go anywhere. Formerly these were jani- misery! But here the Mussulman says, “ if it have been day se'nnight, just as the Sovereign was to leave London, ries, clad after a different manner from the janizaries of destined that, at such a period, our house must be burned, I quit the service of his master, and set off to some relations e barracks, and despised and hated by their comrades all we could do would not hinder the evils which threaten he has in Bedfordshire; since which time, every effort has

humbling themselves to serve those who were not of us: whether we build in stone or build in wood, Fate been made to get him back to his work without success. e faithful, for hire; but since the new organization, these will have its course." It is, moreover, expressly forbid. The following examination will best explain the nature biraries have been replaced by other guards. It would den by their religion, to construct houses of stone. The of the case :

rong to suppose that the envoys of the powers have Turks pretend that the doing so would have an air of Magistrate.-Well, Robinson, what have you to say to Equent or easy access to the presence of the Sultan. The defiance of fate. God would send calamities yet more all this?

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Robinson.-- Please your Worship, I'll tell you the whole, I believe he has given warning, your Worship. His father! Diseases. The Germans are particularly infested wi truth-I tuck the place because I likes to be doing, and has left him a lump of money ; and he don't understand fleas, the Englishman with whitlows, the French si thought I could do very well; but never having been used out of doors work much, and I believe he is a going as small-pox, the Italian with the plague, and the Spania afore to work with readers, vy the osses got the better o‘me, fast as he can

with wens. and so I thought it best to be off, before any serious Magistratr.-Well, now, Robinson, I have been con- The women are housewives in Germany, Queens damage happened.

sulting with Sir Richard here; we don't wish to be hard England, ladies in France, captives in Italy, slaves in Spal Magistrate.-Have you been long in your master's ser. upon you; will you go back to your place till your master In couragc, the German resembles a bear, the Engli vice? is suited ?

man a lion, the Frenchman an eagle, the Italian a fox, Robinson.-Yes, Sir, many years; and in his Honour's Robinson. I have no objection whatsumever, provided Spaniard an elephant. father's sarvice too.

always, your Worship, that I am let to go before the ses. In the sciences, the German is a pedant, the Englis Magistrule.-And did you never try to drive before ? sions, which begins the 22d of next month.

man a philosopher, the Frenchman has a smartering Robinson.--No, your Worship. I vas first of all book | Magistrale.-Why, you are not afraid or ashamed of every thing, the Italian is a professor, the Spaniard a p keeper, and then I had to pay the men in the yard, and any thing you have done, Robinson ?

found thinker. look after the corn bills, and all that and afterwards Robinson.-Both, and please your Worship; I never Munificence : In Germany, the princes; in Englia master set me up in the Checquers, and a prosperous time meant wrong: but things have all gone wrong, and the the ships; in France, the court; in Italy, the church I had on't there. sooner I get to rest, the better pleased I shall be.

in Spain, the armories,-are magnificent. · Magistrate. And then you tried to better yourself? | Magistrate.-But, if your master should not get a ser. Husband : la Germany they are masters; in Engle Robinson.-Yes, Sur, that was he; I thought driving vant he can trust?

servants ; in France, companions ; in Italy, school.be would be good for my health, of which I am particular Robinson.--Why, then, Sir, master must get a coach and in Spain, tyrants. careful at all times.

as will go by steam : it would be the making of Squire The foregoing is as firmly believed in Paris as the Magistrate.-Pray pow, Robinson, speaking of health, | Lambton, your Worship; and as for hot water, the Oppo coran at Constantinople. So much for the flippany did'nt your dispute with your master arise about some al sition will keep 'um in that. lowance of spirits in bad weather ?

Magistrate. -Robinson, you are a wag.

French taste and French prejudices. Robinson. Why, I believe I did say, your Worship, Robinson. Your Worship is the first gemman as ever that I thought he ought to make me an allowance of Hol. was pleased to say so.

Improved Landing-places, &c. in the Mersey. Well Lunds.

Magistrate.- Well, will you go back for the present ? seen the plan of Mr. Thomas Lunt, of Chester, for vari Magistrate.I thought you said you were careful of Robinson. - Why, Sir, its of no use, for I can't neither

ny, Sir, its of no use, for I can't neither improvements on the river Mersey, and we think it your health, and I anı sure that would do you no good- drive nor lead without fear of accident; but if you pleases wortby the attention of those to whom it was addrewel was that all you haggled about ?

to speak to master, I have no objection to stay over Christ. | the Mayor and inhabitants of Liverpool.The Robinson. I can't say as how it was, your Worship- mas with him : but I won't go and be badgered up at the safe and commodious landing places has long been a we don't, somehow, live comfortably in the yard, and I'm sessions.

plained of; and Mr. Lunt's plan, if adopted, seems li all for a quiet life; and I know'd about Christmas time, / Magistrate-Go your way, then, Robinson, and we'll

io supply these desiderata. The most novel, and, is the coach would be loaded with turkey baskets, and I see what can be done for you.

opinion, the most useful part of the scheme is the prope did'nt like such a cargo; and so I said to Sly-boots

Robinson. Good morning, your Worship, and thank

suspension-pier, formed at low-water mark, and exterd Magistrate.- Who is Sly-boots ? you.

from Woodside to Birkenbead. By means of this a Robinson --His name is George, only we calls him Sly. Robinson left the office; and we believe has arranged

and agreeable landing might be effected at all times; boots, for shortness.

to remain in his present place for a few days, until his sels of a much larger class than those generally in Magistrate.-What other name has he ? master is suited.

might be employed to convey passengers across the or Robinson.—Tierney, your Worship, and he and one

and the necessity of reaching the present landing placa Petty, which is a new sarvant, is always a quarrelling, and

MANNERS OF EUROPEAN NATIONS.

Birkenhead and Woodside, would be removed. Where if Tierney speaks sharp to Petty, saving your Worship's

growing importance of these places, and their content presence, he swears he'll take the broom to him; and its The following collection, communicated some time since increased intercourse with Liverpool are taken into a not pleasant, by no means, living in that ere state of by a cor

o by a correspondent J. W.S., has been mislaid, which has sideration, these appear to us objects of no inconsider fantigue.

importance. occasioned the delay in its insertion. Magistrate.-Has Petty been long in the yard ?

The proposed pier would extend about

yards; and, in addition to its affording a come Robinson.-- Master hired him to stay at home and take

A French publication, in all the affectation of quintescent

landing-place, Mr. Lunt considers that it mig care of the office when I took to driving he has been in perspicuity, has announced the following characteristics of

dered extensively useful to vessels in danger of being the sarvice afore, but they don't trust him to drive now, be several countries of modern Lurope :

on shore, or sunk. In religion, the German is unbelieving, the Englishman

In Liverpool Mt. Lunt propre cause when he did drive, he ris all the fares nearly double

there should be formed a noble avenue, from the indet what they vas ven he first caine to us. devout, the Frenchman zealous, the Italian ceremonious,

Custom house to the Pierhead, between the Salche Magistrate.--- Are you aware that your Master has been the Spaniard a bigot.

In keeping his word, the German is fasthful, the En. put to considerable inconvenience by your absenting your.

Dry Docks, whence a suspension pier might be for glishman safe, the Frenchman giddy, the Italian cunning,

extending about 200 yards into the river--and the zelf?

part of it being made so as to be serviceable at every Robinson,_I'm sure I'm wery sorry to illconvenience the Spaniard a cheat.

of the tide. In giving advice, the German is slow, the Englishman

Thus a convenient and certain passage sa any gemman, your Worship, but its better for me to go

the river might be afforded at all times. There are afore any wery bad accident happens I did recommend resolute, the Frenchman precipitate, the Italian nice, the

Spaniard circumspect. him a steady chap to take my place, and master sent for

minor suggestions, but these we consider the mest imper

and interesting ; and, in conclusion, we recommend him, and offered to set him up in the Star and Garter, as

In love : the German does not understand it, the English

Lunt's project to the consideration of the Corporation well as let him drive, but he would not handle the ribbands, man loves a little here and there, the Frenchman every.

the inhabitants at large. and so it all blowed ovef.

where, the Italian knows how one ought to love, the Spa. Magistrate. Why did you recommend that person niard loves truly.

The Race-horse Eclipse. In the first number of without knowing whether he would take the place ?

In eaternal appearance, the German is tall, the English-Farrier and Naturalist, an intended monibly publko Robinson.-I knew he had always been an uncommon

inan well made, the Frenchman well looking, the Italian there is an interesting, memoir of this matcbles good Rider, your Worship, so I thought he inight like to demure, the Spaniard frightful

| He belonged to the Duke of Cumberland, and, co drive; but truth is, the team master has got don't draw

In manners, the German is clownish, the Englishman death of that prince, when his stud in Essex sa se well together, and so I told him.

barbarous, the Frenchman easy, the Italian polite, the the Eclipse coli, then a yearling, was purchased for more Magistrate. Don't you think, Robinson, you had bet- Spaniard proud.

five guineas. Some time after this, Captain Ohore ter go back to your place?

In keeping a secret : the German forgets what he has chased one half of him for 450 guincas, and, aftet IP Robinson. Just as your Worship pleases; one of my

heard, the Englishman conceals what he should divulge, quent race at Winchester, he purchased the re fellow-sarvants did go back after quitting.

and divulges what he should conceal, the Frenchman half for 1100 guineas; and yet, adds the writer of Magistrate - Who is he?

blabs every thing, the Italian blabs nothing, the Spaniard moir, “ he was the cheapest horse ever sold in Eng Robinson.-0 -Old Nick, please your Worship, what drives is mysterious.

baving, by his valuable properties of one kind of the Bexley Van.

In vanity, the German boasts little, the Englishman

netted for his master the prodigious sum of thirty to Magistrate.- Do you know Ben Tinck ?

I despises all, the Frenchman praises every thing, the Italian pounds." The article concludes thus: "Sixty que Robinson.- I do, Sir; a Dutch lad: he be now in sar. nothing, the Spaniard is indifferent to all

were offered by the College of Surgeons for this pro vice abroad.

In eating and drinking, the German is a drunkard, the able skeleton, it being intended to be placed in thar Magistrate. -D've think he would do for coachman? Englishman a lover of sweets, the Frenchinan delicate, I seum, but were refused a hundred being the price Robin soji, -He may, your Worsbip, for all I know; the Italian moderate, the Spaniard piggardly.

for the bones of this king among horses." of his family did drive once, but whether it were his! In offending and doing good : the German does neither father or his mother, I can't rightly recollect.

good nor bad, the Englishman does both without reason, March of Intellect. A very few days ago, a poor Magistrate. That is, you don't recollect whether it the Italian is prompt in beneficence, but vindiclive, the chimney-sweep, begrimed with soot, and his terte was a mail coachwoman or a female coachman? Spaniard iudifferent in both respects.

white as dominoes, went into a gunsmith's shops Robinson. He, he, he-he, he.

In speaking: the German speaks little and badly, but the New Road, and asked the price of a dozen Magistrate.-Do you know Ward ?

writes well; the Frenchman speaks and writes well; the for duelling pistols. “Eightpepce," replied the shopke Robinson,-_Which Ward, your Worship?

Englishman speaks badly, but writes well; the Italian . But what do you want wiih duelling bullets?". " Magistrate.-Jack Ward.

speaks well, writes much, and well; the Spaniard speaks rejoined the little grinding black imp, "I only a Robinson.-Oh, the Dudley boy? Yes, your Worship, I little, writes little, but well.

| dozen or two just to practice with !" handing, as best end a sharp clever lad he be. i In laros : the German laws are indifferent; the English - a shilling to the shopkeeper, who gave him the dozens

Curence in chana Mngistrate. Would he do to drive ?

man has bad laws, but observes them well; the French. | lets. He was about to give him the fourpence in the Robinson.-! rather thinks as how he would'nt, your man has good laws, but observes them badly; the Italians when Blackey said, “I do not like to be burdene Worship. He did belong to the Opposition ; but when and Spaniards have good laws,-the fornuer observes them halfpence in my pocket ; so give me t'other hall *hat concern failed, he comed over to the Crown, to master. negligently, the latter rigidly,

| bullets !” This is positively a fact.-Brightoa Gialle

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