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LATE OF HEREFORD.
I remembered my vow though in victory's pride, So finely moulded, that her graceful step
That mildly beamed with heaven's azure light,
Her dimpled cheek, and roseate lips-
Yea, all her features were so beautiful
That every eye dwelt on them with delight;
Chaste as the snowdrop drooping o'er the stream ;
So truly good and kind withal; nature
On her fair brow had graved perfection,
Too perfect for this transitory life; “Say, forgotten of her, I've but lived for her fame, (TRIBUTARY.] And the winds of the East have been charged with her Struck the fell blow, àgd Ellen was no more!
Death came—and levelled his unerring shaft,
name; “I think death an emancipation; and shall I not rejoice
But why, 0 Muse! delay the woeful tale. when those I love are free? In all cases I am glad for the They have borne it o'er desert, o'er mountain, and sea,
The morning sun had gilded Malvern's brow, dead, that they have broken the prison of life, and escaped." — In Syria, and Egypt, and sad Galilee. The Tor Hiu.
And scorching heat had seared the opening leaf, 'Twas the war-cry of him who, at Acre, plucked down The black banner that waved o'er the dogs of Mahoun;
When lovely Ellen, with a youthful group, Shall I not weep for thee, my best beloved ! Ay, ever it rose where the battle raged loudest,
Proposed to reach the North Hill's towering heigt. Nor sables, and the funeral cypress wear, And the infidel gathered his best and his proudest.
Each care-void heart anticipated bliss,
Nor thought that Death was hovering on high; Nor pour the wild lament that aye remov'd, “Say the crest of the bravest has bowed to my brand,
All hastened with a light and joyous step Thy presence glads no more this lower sphere ? When thc charm of her name added strength to my hand; to climb the steep and rugged mountain path. Shall I not mourn for thee with tender wail, Say in conquest I used it, and now, even now,
On the North Hill the Harcourt Tower o'erlooks
Hither the party hied, and sat beneath
That fated roof : scarce had they welcom'd rest, Rejoice, and bid my soul of comfort be,
Though each joint of my armour is streaming with gore, Ere o'er the broad expansive firmament Nor weep the storm that rent thee from my bower, Still a victor, though dying, I breathe it once more. A storm arose, that shook the rocks around; While all unheeded, or but mark'd of woe,
RACHEL WIGGINS, So furious and merciless it raged, Day follows day, monotonous, and slow.
That one dark mass of density seemed heaven Yes! I will school my spirit to rejoice,
A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF MISS ELLEN And earth-save when the quick lightning's bright
WOODYATT, Forswear the tear, and chide the rending sigh,
Gleamed on the countenances of the frighted group For hark ! sounds not from heav'n a seraph voice
At length a flash, on whose red wing rode Death, That tells of freedom o'er yon fair blue sky ;
Dashed from the murky element, and struck Emancipation from the battle-strife,
The following little poem is founded on a very poetical, Poor Ellen dead ! Captivity abhorr’d, and woe-fraught life? though awful catastrophe, which occurred at Malvern,
Ah, cruel Death! that thus Worcestershire. Those subliine chains of mountains, Could raise thy shaft to rob the world of one Yes! I will weep no more, for thou art free!
both from their salubrious situation, and the magnificent So innocent, so fair, that youth and age Thy fetters broke or ere their thraldom prov'd;
scenery which their summits command, attract a great Unite their tears, and heave the painful sighThy prison doors unbarr'd, and liberty,
number of visitors during the summer season. On the a mournful tribute to her memory.
5th July, 1827, the dense heat of the atmosphere was ex.
Such is frail humanity :—this moment Or sorrow dimm'd thy beauty, gentle flower !
parties from ascending the hills, among which was one, And sooth, though stern, and wounding be the lore, destined to witness a most appalling and afflicting scene.
Unmindful that the purest mortal may And love the cruel creed refuse to learn ;
This party comprised eight persons, ladies and gentlemen, Be in an instant plunged for ever in Meeter it were than ceaselessly deplore, who set out with buoyant heart and gladsome step, the
The gulf of dark eternity.
C.A (Might but the bruised heart the truth discern ;)
sure concomitants of prospective pleasure. Their in. Meeter than willow, or the darksome yew, tention was to ascend the High North Hill, and to dine
TO MRS. P ON HER BIRTHDAY. Were fairest buds death's hallowed couch to strew.
in a small building, a kind of summer-house, erected on Then weave a chaplet for the tranquil dead,
its summit, ycleped the “Harcourt Tower.” The roof We cannot clip, the wings of Time, of flowers the brightest Flora's wreath compose, of this building is covered with iron plates; beneath this Nor steal away from thence a feather ; And for the cypress on the green earth spread, roof the party ranged themselves around the dinner table ; Then, since we may not spoil his flight, Go, gather myrtle, and the festive rose;
at the instant they were seated, a storm burst over their Let's journey on in joy together. And bid, triumphant bid, the garland wave heads, one of the principal and melancholy effects of which
Another century, and we Proudly o'er Freedom's shrine-the blessed Grave ! forms the leading feature of the poem.
Shall be like those who've gone before ! Liverpool
Perhaps our names may live, perhaps O Life! uncertain, brief, and dangerous "Trarah ! trarah! durch Flur und Wald Is thy career : each day is harbinger
Oblivion's cloud may be flung o'er us. Liesz Karl sein Horn nun schalien."-Burger. To thee, and marches from the source of time,
The painter's art, the poet's song, Laden with joyous and with care-fraught hours.
May snatch for us a recollection, On the blood-crimsoned turf the young warrior lies, O could we centre in one moment's glance
A trace that we have been ; but then, And the darkness of death is fast clouding his eyes, The vast and varied spectacle of life
How casual the retrospection!
This life is half divided, 'tween
The brightest joy and darkest sadness ; Yet his features still play with a faint smile of pride, A mass of human misery.
But let us steal from life's dark part For the infidel's champion lies stretched by his side, But, niidst the scene of mutability,
Whate'er is bright, to add to gladness. And ere his high spirit be summoned by death,
Humanity recoils, and shudders to behold
Your life was the morning sun,
Just opening into light and beauty; As we charged, like a whirlwind, the turban'd array, Such was poor Ellen's doom !
But now, 'tis like the sun's declineWhen I heard thy low call as it swelled ou the gale, Weep, weep, dear Muse! nor check the bursting sigh
His setting like your matron duty. Like the languishing notes of a funeral wail; Thou breath 'st for Ellen's hapless fate,
Like him may you, in your decline, Yet I raised my couched lance, and I turned my good For Ellen scarce had sixteen winters known :
Seem beautiful in life's calm even ; steed, She was so fair, that e'en the budding rose,
Like him may you arise again When that faintly breathed summons proclaimed thee in Soft, blushing 'neath the dewy veil of morn,
To grace another-purer heaven. need : Is not so beauteous; her form, so light,
EPITAPH ON THE LATE DR. ROBERT TAYLOR.
The following pathetic lines, to the memory of Dr. ia flor, written by the Rev. W. Shepherd, will be placed the grave of our worthy friend, whose remains are itered in Mr. Swanwick's garden, at Kaskassia, Illinois:
EPITAPH. from these wild woodlands, where, with anxious breast, He sought for him and his a place of rest, Ls bis fond wife and children, doomed to mourn, 2 hope delusive waited his return, Vith stealthy pace Death tracked him on his way, Bad sudden seized him as his destined prey. #duteous Friendship held his aching head, oled his parched lips, and smoothed his troubled bed ; his last struggle caught his parting sigh, d closed, with trembling hand, his filmy eye ; d oft times, wandering near this gloomy bower, idst the lone silence of the twilight hour, Reps o'er the spot where He, whose generous mind, pred with an ardent love for human kind, han Talent guided by her splendid ray, s slowly mingling with the common clay.
Peutêtre qu'un vieillard pourra lui dire encore :
“ Observant la nature au moment du réveil, Il venait chaque jour, au lever de l'aurore,
Contempler sur ces monts la gloire du soleil. “ Au pied de cet ormeau, près d'une source pure,
Il se garantissait de l'ardeur du midi,
Dans ses réflexions restait enselevi.
On l'entendait gémir ou soupirer tout bas, De même qu'un amant que sa peine domine,
Et qui livre à son caur les plus cruels combats. “ Il vint enfin un jour, qu'au lever de l'aurore,
Ni proche du ruisseau je ne l'apperçus plus; Un autre jour survint, un autre vint encore,
Mes veux pour le revoir devinrent superflus. “ Hélas ! le lendemain, dans notre cimetière,
En funèbre appareil, on le mit au tombeau. Lisez son epitaphe : elle est sur cette pierre
Que vous voyez de loin près de cet arbrisseau. “C'est là que tous les ans les douces violettes
Devancent le retour de la belle saison ; C'est là que les oiseaux ont choisi leurs retraites,
Et de leurs pieds légers impriment le gazon."
TO THE EDITOR. SIR-If any of your correspondents will answer the following, it will oblige your admirer,
ELIZABETH. Liverpool, Jan. 28, 1827.
“A natural production, neither animal, vegetable, nor mineral, male nor female, sometimes between both. It is mentioned in the Old Testament, and strongly recommended in the New.”
TO THE EDITOR. [B,—The exquisite productions of Bernard, whom taire calls
l'enfant de Phébus GENTIL BERNARD, dont la muse féconde
Doit faire encor les delices du mondelot as well known in this country as their merit would le them to. I will submit, occasionally, metrical trans. as of some of his pieces, for insertion ; they may, aps, incite a person more competent to the task, to them to the numerous readers of your interesting ellany in a more becoming English dress-si non, tere mecum.-Yours, &c.
The young Lycoris angry said,
And blast the temple o'er his head.
Alcides bore, decreed by fate ;
Ne'er feel the power of him I hate.
Medea !-philtres to prepare,
In th' hearts of every simple fair.
My every vein,—the wretch was near ;
And, ere seen, he says, " I'm here, I'm here."
She seized to whip the wanton boy.
In joy, not grief, they close their fray:
Lest a tear-drop chase his smiles away.
Mais quel son discordant vient frapper mon oreille ?
C'est le morne hibou, qui du creux d'une tour Se complaint à la lune et croit que je ne veille
Que pour venir troubler son lugubre séjour. La mousse que le tems a réduite en poussière
Fait de nombreux amas sous ces tristes ormeaux, Et décèle à nos yeux la demeure dernière
Des anciens habitans de ces simples hameaux. L.a fraicheur du matin, les parfums de l'aurore,
Les chants de l'alouette, en planant dans les airs, Les cris perçants du coq, la trompette sonore,
Rien ne peut les tirer de leurs tombeaux divers. Non, ce n'est plus pour eux qu'une épouse chèrie
Prépare de ses mains un champêtre repas; Et ces jeunes enfans qui leur doivent la vie,
Pour embrasser leur père en vain tendent les bras. Que les riches moissons de nos fertiles plaines
Ont succombé de fois au tranchant de leur faux ! Que souvent sous leur hache ont retenti les chênes,
Qu'ils se sont distingués par d’utiles travaux ! Orgueilleus insensés, cessez vos vains outrages,
Epargnez vos mépris aux pauvres laboureurs: Si la nature encore à droit à vos hommages,
Quelque fois sur leur sort attendrissez vos caurs. La pompe des grandeurs, l'éclat de la naissance,
La beauté, le pouvoir, ni le royal bandeau, N'obtiennent de la mort aucune préférence :
Le chemin de la gloire aboutit au tombeau.
Ils n'ont aucun encens de la posterité ;
Au poids de la raison pesez la vanité.
Puisse aux cendres d'un mort rendre le sentiment ? Ou que le froid tribut de douleurs simulées
Sous le marbre ou l'airain les réchauffe un instant? Peut-être ces tombeaux de si simple apparence
Recèlent des humains qu'ornaient mille vertus ! Mais pour avoir vécu dans l'extrême indigence,
Dans un coin de la terre ils sont morts inconnus. Des dépouilles du tems la science enrichie,
Ne versa point sur eux ses sublimes trésors : Leur profonde ignorance émoussant leur génie,
Enerva leur esprit et glaça leurs transports. Ainsi qu'un diamant dans le sein de la mine,
Leur inutile éclat pour le monde est perdu; De même qu'un rosier qui sur le roc domine,
N'embaume qu'un désert et fleurit inconnu. Qui sait si dans ce nombre il ne faudrait inscrire
Un Hampden villageois, fléau de ses tyrans, Un Milton ignoré qui ne savait pas lire,
Un paisible Cromwell, plein de rares talens ! Si leur obscurité les priva de la gloire
De verser des bienfaits sur leurs contemporains, Leurs crimes n'ont du moins pas flétri leur mémoire,
Et le sang innocent n'a point souillé leurs mains. Du mensonge des cours ignorant l'artifice,
Ils n'ont jamais rougi de parler librement; Et leur muse jamais, pour encenser le vice, !
N'a du fond de leur caur trahi le sentiment. Bornés dans leurs desirs, au gré de leur envie,
Dans le calme et la paix ils ont coulé leurs jours; Et si rien n'a marqué l'époque de leur vie,
Aucun événement n'en a troublé le cours. De simples monumens, dénués de sculpture,
Garantissent leurs os des outrages du tems;
Suffisent pour toucher les sensibles passans.
Cului de leur décès, leur âge, avec leurs noms,
Annonçant de la mort les terribles leçons. On a peine à quitter les douceurs de la vie,
Sans jeter en arrière un douloureux regard; La crainte que le monde un jour ne les oublie,
Aux regrêts des mourans a la plus grande part.
Et l'ame qui s'envole observe nos douleurs :
Quand ses derniers soupirs nous arrachent des pleurs. Pour moi qui rends hommage à ces cendres éteintes,
A mon tour disparu de ce vaste univers,
S'informait du destin de l'auteur de ces vers ;
Solution to the Multiplication Question proposed by
C. A. M., in the Kaleidoscope of January 15. The multiplicand 45973 is to be multiplied by 19975, which latter number, it may be seen, is 25 less than 20000. the product will, therefore, be expressed by 45973 X 20000 subtracting 25 times 45973.
The first part of this operation (the multiplication by 20000) is effected by first doubling the nuinber, and then annesing to this sum four ciphers, which is multiplying it by 10000, the product is now 919460000. Then the multiplication of 45973 by 25 is performed by first supposing two ciphers to be annexed to it, which is multiplying by 100, and then dividing this product by 4, which gives 1149325, which is finally subtracted from the first product 919460000, leaving the remainder 918310675
A Mistake.--"Yes, Sir," said a doctor, in answer to a gentleman who had inquired if he cured asthmas. “I do, and I undertake"--here he was going to add, “ to cure you in less than a week ;” when the patient starting up, exclaimed, “ Undertake ! keep off, keep off; I'll never have a doctor who is an undertaker: no, no; why, you will be killing me, to make a double job of it.”
The Ottomans.-A country footman, a second edition of Dominie Sampson, wishing to aid the cause of the Greeks, but not knowing how to set about it, asked the housemaid, if he should join them, what he should have to do? " Why, to di stroy all the Ottomans you meet with," was the answer. “Oh, is that all?" said he, and instantly ran up stairs. Shortly afterwards, going into the drawing-room, she was surprised to find the ottomans torn to pieces, and thrown about the room. On asking the reason of this strange proceeding, she was told the volunteer had done it in his zeal for the cause of the Greeks. -Harcourt's Original Jests.
LE CIMETIERE DE VILLAGE.
Imité de l'Anglais de Gray. s ombres de la nuit s'étendent sur la terre, Le bétail, à pas lents, revient dans les enclos, pâtre appesanti se traine à sa chaumière, Et tout dans l'univers s'abandonne au repos. Tois s'évanouir ces riants paysages, L'air est calme et serein, je n'entens aucun bruit, ois le sourd belement des lointains pâturages, Et l'escarbot ailé qui bourdonne de guit.
(From the Liverpool Courier.] Extreme 'Therme. Extreme State of during meter 8 heat du- the Wind Night. morning ring Day. at noon.
49 0 S.S.E. Fair. 25th, Eight, a.m. heavy rain.-26, Heavy rain during night.
Tales, Romances, &c.
so that they looked from the windows of their dwellings on the top, and above it rose castles innumerable, all på to learn the cause thereof; and many left their houses, fectly, alike. These soon split into towers, which will
and, as the watchers of the night cried_“A ghost ! a shortly afterwards lost in colonnades, then windows, as [ORIGINAL.]
ghost !" through the streets and alleys, they cried at last, ended in pines, cypresses and other trees, even if “ Where?”
similar. This is the Fata Morgana, which, for twenty Our correspondent B., who, some time since, fur
years, I had thought a mere fable.” To produce
And the feet of many were directed towards the place, pleasing deception, many, circumstances must cora nished us with the outline of the following commu- even towards the churchyard; and they also were afraid. which are not known to exist in any other situation. nication, will, we fancy, scarcely recognise his own “What shall be done that the evil may cease ?" said they sepectator must stand with his back to the east, in sa ghost, after the liberties we have taken with it. We one unto another; and they communed together, and view of the whole bay ; beyond which the mountain have endeavoured to retain the spirit of the original; said,—"Let the man of prayers be sent for, that he may Messina rise like a wall, and darken the back ground and we trust we have not entirely failed in this at- exorcise the spirit, and it shall return whence it came, the picture. The winds must be husbed, the surface tempt, although the garb of the spectre is somewhat and trouble us no more."
smooth, the tide at its height, and the waters pressed changed. ---Edit. Kal.
And he came, even the man of prayers, and on his currents to a great elevation in the middle of the chat right hand was he that giveth out the psalms, and sayeth the eastern hills behind the Reggio, and rises high ea
All these events coinciding, as soon as the sun sumu THE GHOST,
amen; and on his left was he that worketh with the pick. to form an angle of 45 degrees on the water before
axe and spade, and maketh the houses that shall endure city, every object existing or moving at Reggio will 'Twas at " the witching hour of night
even until the end of all things; and they supported his peated a thousand-fold upon this marine looking When graves give up their dead,"
tottering steps, for he was exceedingly old. And he con. which, by its tremulous motion, is in a manner cute When ghosts and goblins walk abroad, jured the spirit to depart in peace, and trouble the sons of day advances, and the stream carries down the se
cets. Each image will pass rapidly off in successiotas And mortals lie in bed.
men no longer; but to the Red Sea fled it not, neither did which it appeared. Thus the parts of this moving | it obey him, nor hearken unto his voice.
will vanish in the twinkling of an eye. Sometimes the Yea, reader ! 'twas at the solemon hour when super
Now, when the people beheld this, they were sore is at that moment so impregnated with vapours, and stition lieth awake, to fashion the images which keep the troubled, and they said, “ Lo, it feareth not the holy turbed by winds, as to reflect objects in a kind of hand of slumber from her eyelids, when she shutteth not man, neither will it obey liim," and many fainted, and in cloudy heavy weather they are drawn on the sursa her ears to the voice of the death-watch within, nor to the the breath of midnight was not as the fragrant breezes of the water, bordered with fine prismatical colours. owl's shriek, or to the croak or the raven, without. In Arabia, neither was it charged with pleasant spices, or the
MR. MOSCHELES. the country, the wind was heard communing with the odour of flowers.
We are enabled, by the attention of a corresponde guardian of the forest, or the spirit of the lake, and their
“Where is this thing ?” cried a worker of iron, in give some instances of the extraordinary talents of voices, united with the plaintive cries of birds that shun whom the spirit of drink was strong; "where is this great musician as an improvisatore in his art, which the day, as they fell upon the ear of the lone and melan- thing, that I may smite it, even to the earth ?”
think may be interesting to our readers. He trembled not, neither was he afraid, for the spirit, Walter Scott
a few days ago, when the conversation to
Mr. and Mrs. Moscheles were breakfasting with choly one, added to the solemnity of his musings. In the city, the walks of men were deserted, and no voice even the spirit
of whiskey, supported him before the spirit upon the music of the Highlands. Sir Walter quoted was heard, save that of sleep, which came from the box of darkness, and he walked boldly up, and he smote it so fine old gathering, “ Pibroch O'Donald Dho," at of every guardian of the night; when, roused by the that it fell to the ground,
and, behold, it was an exceed one of the boldest and most spirited of its marciale peal which issued from the lonely tower, a Charley sallied ingly large turnip! The hand of mischief had hollowed and requested a gentleman present to endeavour to forth to pace his beat, and then return to sleep again. it, and within the cavity had placed fire; it was sup- little embarrassed at being
called upon so suddenly o "Thus shalt thou do,” said Hope unto him ;-but
Hope, ported upon a pole, round which a sheet from the bed was hibit as a vocalist before one of the first musicia'id is she not a deceiver, and are not her tales the tales of thrown, and this it was that made the multitude afraid. rope. However, he contrived to sing the air, de t'attery, in which the truth is not Strong was he in And, behold, as the spectre fell, from one part, yea, from Walter's Tyrtæan verses, in such a manner as tuale heart and limb, neither did he fear the arm of flesh; but a corner of the churchyard, there arose a sound as it were great pianist understand and relish it; and, after prepare the spirits of the air, and of the earth, and of the deep of the laughter of boys; and some said, “ Behold the it once or twice at his request, the subject was die sea, these feared he. of the lamp-post he said, " Lo! it children of mischief! this is their handy work ;” but the down to the pianoforte; and, after a few prefatery po is a spirit !" and of the shadow of the gate, he exclaimed, boys fled, and they were seen no more.
ments, the company were astonished and delighted, “ Behold! it is a ghost !” and his heart shook within
Now the multitude were exceedingly ashamed, because the soul-stirring Highland melody burst forth in all him exceedingly. And when he came to the place where of their foolishness, and they departed to their homes, wild force and fury! It was, perhaps, never played Jie those who sleep the sleep of death, even to the church. holding down their heads, when those who mocked them the head of the clan before battle with more postia yard, there stood before him a thing of fear; it was clad cried “ Ha! ha!” And the watchers of the night, they Now, the full roar of hostile conflict pealing forthin garments of white, and its head was terrible to look also returned, each to his box, and peace and slumber wild wailings arose, significant of woe and death upon, for its teeth were as the teeth of a harrow; the resumed their dominion, so that nothing was heard save the rapid mustering of friends and foes to the recite eyes thereof were eyes of fire, and from the mouth and the snore of the Charleys, or, perchance, the hiccup of a now, kindred airs, though different, indicated the app nostrils thereof there issued Aame. Now, when the drunken man, or the reckless laughter of the daughter of who had never heard the melody but once, and why man of watch and slumber beheld this thing that was sin !
previously almost a stranger to the very existere di before him, the hand of terror pressed heavily upon him;
bold race whose energies it spoke, exhibited the whole his heart smote his ribs, his knees trembled beneath him;
of Highland melody throughout all its varying from his mouth was as the mouth of a cavern which shutteth
and emotions, as if he had learned, from infancy, but
the harp with Ossian, and burnt and wept all his not, peither is it closed; and the bair of his head arose,
the children of the mist and the desert. "It was ça even until the hat which covered the same covered it no This is a very remarkable aërial phenomenon, which is that the great barmonist felt in whose presence be longer, but fell to the earth ; and his staff, and his lan. sometimes observed from the harbour of Messina and ad. forming; and it may be well said, that he never tern, yea, even he himself, fell likewise to the ground, jacent places, at a certain height in the atmosphere. The exerted himself with more devoted skill.
When this exquisite display was over, Sir Wall and great was the downfall thereof. And he was alone an opinion of the superstitious Sicilians, that the whole chanced to allude to the effects of the various med with the spirit; but, behold, his lungs sent forth a loud spectacle is produced by faries, or such like visionary in- sounds which reached his ears, when the evening cry of horror, and the sound thereof reached the ears of visible beings. The populace are delighted whenever it was set on the Allied troops in Paris
, after the batile the brethren of the cloth, and they arose, and hastened appears, and run about the streets shouting for joy, calling Waterloo. Seated on the summit of a smal emize to learn whence the sound came, and wherefore it dis. every body out to partake of the glorious sight. This near the village of St. Cloud, amidst the calm of a Free turbed the watchers of the night, and
broke their slumbers. The first who mentioned it with any degree of precision was distance, of ine instruments of almost all the national Now they were a score, save one ; and
he that lay upon Father Angelucci, whose account is thus quoted by Mr. the world, rising in strange and wild harmony around the ground, in his fear, and savoured of things that de. Swinburne in his Tour through Sicily:-"On the 18th of producing an effect upon him such as he should not light not the nostrils,-he made up the score.
And, August, 1643, as I stood at my window, I was surprised forget. This led to a disquisition upon military music lo! they were as twenty to one; but they were harmless with a most wonderful delectable vision. The sea that general, and that to a request from Sir Walter, that old men, of whom the thief said "I will not fear them;” miles in length, like a chain of dark mountains ; while the martial airs of the Continent. He immediately asked and the thing that was before them, did it not seem as if waters near our Calabrian coast grew quite smoota, and, in modestly saying that he knew very many of them, it were a spirit from the abodes of darkness, whence an instant, appeared as one
clear polished mirror, reclining had been often employed in their composition by the e nothing good can come ? Yes, and they were much against the ridge. On this glass was depicted, in chairo- peror of Austria. 'He sat down again, accordingly, to troubled, and the hand of fear was beavy upon them,
so altitude, distance, and degree of light and shade. In a every sort of military music that can be conceiredo en that they fled, and cried_“A ghost ! a ghost ! behold, momen: they lost half their height, and bent into arcades, of the airs his
auditors'knew ; many they heard for the first it is a ghost !""" And their shouts awoke those who slept, ike Roman aqueducts. A long cornice was next formed time; but the wonderful facility and grace with which be
THE FATA MORGANA.
nged and combined them—passing through more than Eye Water.- A mountebank in a country town, among charge, Mr. Justice Park had frequent occasion to menginable variety of keys and measures, yet ever main other articles, recommended most strongly an eye water, tion the “copper,” which he uniformly called "lead," ing one uniform tone of high martial feeling-excited which he declared to surpass all
ever invented. "So it adding, "I beg your pardon, gentlemen-copper ; but I profoundest admiration. They all agreed, that though may,” said a bumpkin, but I am going to London next can't get the lead out of my head !” At this candid
conbad often heard before what were termed extempore week, and below bridge I can get as much as I like, for fession the whole court shouted with laughter. asias, yet the real bard-like spirit, which alone gives nothing; for there's eye water (so I am told) twice a day.” e to such efforts of improvisation, they then listened to the first time.-Edinburgh paper. An Impossibility.--"Stand at ease,” said a captain to Salford was visited by a Patlander, soliciting charity, to
Shortness of the Days. A few days ago, a family in his company, a short time before an engagement:" assist him, as he said, in burying his child, which had hage of Air.-An old gentleinan who wore a wig, Faith,” said an Irishman, " if I can stand at case, till died about a week ago On being asked by the
master of talling another that his physician had advised a change those blood-thirsty French are further off.”
the house why he kept the child so long unburied, it. Truly," said the other, "I am of the same Mr. Justice Park. This well-meaning, but particu. Och, sure," replied Paddy, “there's no hurry about ion, for the wig you have on is scarcely fit to be larly prosing Judge, on one of his country circuits, had it, your honour, for the days are 80 short, it will keep a
to try a man for stealing a quantity of copper. In his I week longer !”
Le annual mean of the barometer is 29.68 inches; the Prevailing winds—South-west and west.
the day was 58 deg, ; but on the 24th the minimum of the st monthly mean was in July, and the lowest in The commencement of the past year was marked by an day was lowered to 12 deg.s-being a difference of 46 deg. h; the highest point attained in the course of the extraordinary depressioa of temperature; the maximum in thirteen days.
was 30.50, on the 28th of December; and the low- on the 1st of January was 52 deg. ; strong north-east and If we compare the temperature of the past with that of 13.35, on the 18th of March. Difference of the ex. north-west winds, with copious fall of snow followed, the present year, the following differences may be noted :s. 2.15 inches. Mean of the six summer months, which gradually lowered the thermometer : and at seven the mean temperature of the first three months of 1827 was
mean of the six winter months, 29.62. Spaces o'clock in the morning of the 4th, (see a more full account 3 deg. 45 min. above the corresponding months of 1826; sibed, measured from the curves, formed, from the in the 7th Volume of the Kaleidoscope, page 250,) it in. but the second three months of 1826 were 2 deg. warmer
daily pressure, 514 inches; number of changes, 112.dicated the unprecedented degree of cold--of four under than April, May, and June last ; again, July, August, greatest oscillations were in Marchi, January, and zero, or 36 deg. below freezing, making a diminution of and September, 1827, were 2 deg. warmer than the corresnber; and the least in September and April. 56 deg. in four days. In as many days it had regained ponding months of 1826; and the same difference marked Fan annual temperature, 47 deg. 9 min.; the highest nearly what it had lost ; for, on the sth, the highest tem- the last three months of the past year. bly mean was in August and June; and the lowest in perature of the day was 51 degrees.-Rain now com- Upon the whole, the past summer was colder than the sary. Mean of the first three months, 35 deg. 8 min.; menced, and continued, at intervals, to the end of the summer of 1826 by two degrees, which may have been ad three months, 52 deg. 3 min.; third three months, month.
occasioned by a more clouded atmosphere, in consequence g. 8 min.; fourth three months, 45 deg. 4 min. Of During the first three months of the year the barometer of a greater fall of rain. Although the annual quantity ix summer months, 55 deg. ; six winter months, showed some great oseillations, particularly in the month which fell in 1827 is about 12 inches more than what 86 min. Highest temperature for the year, 80 deg., of March, which was very wet, and mild of temperature. fell in 1826, yet it is short of a general average about
occurred on the 291h of July; lowest, four under Upwards of five inches of rain fell in 24 days. April was 2 inches. or 36 deg. under freezing, on the 4th of January ; noted for great changes of temperature, but little rain, and I have been looking over the last twelve months' num. mance of the extremes, 84 deg.,-besides the extra-small movements of the barometer: on the 26th, in the bers of the Kaleidoscope, for the purpose of collecting from pary cold which occurred in January, the night ther. morning, the cold was 6 deg. under freezing ; and on the the weekly tables of the weather the monthly results, beter indicated a cold of 16 deg., or 16 deg. below 29th, in the afternoon, so high as 75 deg.,-being a dif- being desirous of comparing the two places of observations; ting on the 30th of December.
ference of 49 deg. We had some cold weather early in but I have sought in vain. I wish your weather correbe fall of rain for the year is nearly 32 inches in May; for, from the 7th to the 11th the nightly tempera spondent would take the trouble of giving to the public th; number of rainy days, 143; the greatest fall in ture was under freezing. The hottest day in the year was his annual results, at the end of each year. From his one month was in March, 5 inches; and the least in on the 29th of July, which was 80 deg.; the mean for the weekly report, I can only glean partial results for six ruary, which measured nearly an inch. During the month was 60 deg.,—which was the highest monthly mean months of 1827: those for February, May, July, Septemthree months there fell 8.565 inches ; second three for the year. Nothing further remarkable occurred in ber, October, and November, are omitted. Sths, 4.110; third three months, 7.790: fourth three either temperature or pressure, till November and De
J. H. oths, 11.760 inches.
cember: on the 12th of November the maximum heat of Plymouth Grove, January 18, 1828.
SOLUTION TO STUDY CLXVII.
TO THE EDITOR.
The Beauties of Chess.
“ Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA. STEAM CARRIAGES ON COMMON ROADS.
over black satin, trimmed at the border with two flounce
tulle or blond. Corsage of black velvet, ornamented in SIR, I have perused, with some astonishment, the com- and à li Perse, trimmed at the extremity with broad black the Sevigne style, though not with drapery. Sleeves short,
1 Castle......G_8X 1 King .....
HU 2 Bishop ...G-5X
2 King ...... munication of T. B., inserted in your last Kaleidoscope, blond, of a rich pattern; of this trimming there are but
3 Knight ...
...G-IX 3 Knight ...D-1 and, as an answer may be expected from me, as a sup two rows. Small beret-turban of tulle, with slight puffs 4 Bishop ... E-3X 4 King ......porter of Mr. Bruges' theory, I am induced how to lay of velvet and satin, with two black esprits, one on each 5 Bishop ...F-2X 5 Knight....Fit before the public, in the firm hope that it will receive side ; a long loop of black satin riband depends from the. their approbation.
left side of the head. Jet ear pendants and neck-lace,
White to move and win. Your correspondent asserts an admission by Mr. Bruges kind of zig-zag. -that steam-carriages have run on common-roads ; and BALL DRESS.-A dress of tulle over white satin,
Black. an immediately subsequent attempt to prove the contrary. trimmed at the border with two rows of puffs, over which If Mr. T. B. had but attentively perused my communi. Each puff is confined by a bouquet of convolvoluses, with are narrow rouleaux of amber satin placed across, in bias.
у я о a
d 9H cation, he would have spared me the trouble of setting amber or gold foliage; and up the skirt, on the left side, him right on this point; for, he would have perceived, so as to be seen in front, are three detached, similar bou. that it was not Mr. Bruges' intention to disprove the fact quets. The corsage is of white satin, with a drapery of of steam-carriages having travelled on roads which were tulle across the bust, à la Sevigne. This is fastened in the so constructed as not to yield to the pressure of a steam- in gold, à l'antique, from whence depend three pear pearls
centre with a splendid brooch, consisting of a sapphire set carriage—but the impracticability of their being propelled of equal size, and the finest water. The sleeves are short, on any other than such unyielding roads: nor is it true and of a novel and unique kind; the front, and principal that Mr. Bruges admitted, in his problem, that steam- part are of white satin ; over them are ornaments, forming carriages have run on common roads, though your corres, these are of tulle, edged round with gold or amber satin ;
a portion of the sleeve, and representing a beart, sideways; pondent is pleased to term such supposed admission the wings à la Zephire, surmount the sleeves, and are of fine commencement of the problem. The impossibility of a blond. A bouquet of cunvolvoluses is placed very high steam-carriage travelling on a road of common construc- on the left side of the bust next the shoulder: the hair is tion, which, in my opinion, is clearly demonstrated in Mr. arranged in full clusters of curls on each side of the face,
and short at the ears. Bruges' probleni,—your correspondent denies (very sen- encircles the hair; at the base of which, next the forebead,
An antigue regal ornament of gold
O sibly, I acknowledge) by assertion ; altogether declining is a bandeau of sapphires set in gold. Two short, curled to exhaust, as he expresses it, the patience of your readers feathers, one white, the other celestial blue, play grace. by supporting his assertion by lines and angles. Perhaps fully over the right side ; on the left is one white feather
A B C D E F G H Mr. T. B. is right there ; for, if he had attempted to con- drooping towards the left shoulder, but not coming lower tradict Mr. Bruges, by " lines and angles, " I fear he would than the tip of the ear. The ear-rings are of pearls, and
WHITE the necklace composed of three rows of large pearls, with have employed his time to no purpose; and would, no three pear pearls depending from the centre, corresponddoubt, considerably have exhausted your readers' time, ing with those of the brooch at the bust. Coronet brace.
To Correspondents. and very much perplexed them before they could have leis of gold finely chased, and fastened with a sapphire HORE HIBERNICE, No. v. has been received, el I discovered the truth of his problem.
are worn over the gloves. The fan is tulle, richly ornamented with silver : the shoes white satin.
paring for publication in our next. I doubt not that Mr. Bruges is well acquainted with the
GENERAL OBSERVATION.- The most approved colours ALBERT, AND GERALDINE shall have a place in cur rett construction of steam-carriages; and, I will venture to say, are scarlet, etherial blue, pink, amber, forester.green,
length alone precluded its Insertion this week, as if that he knows that nearly all steam-carriages have double and Portuguese military blue.
reach us until the Friday, a day previous to which od cylinders, with the cranks at right angles; but I question
rangements for the week's Kaleidoscope are, general
far settled to admit of any communication occupyire if he is not at a loss to discover, as I am, how this can
or three columna. J. B. need not put himself in fute affect his problem.
the expense of postage, which we will readily detraga Mode of keeping Apples.-It seems not to be generally In order to answer the last part of your correspondent's known, that apples may be kept the whole year round by FIRESIDE AMUSEMENT.As we have, for the season, closed
department of our journal, we must reserve, for en note, it is necessary that I should extract from it the few fol. being immersed in corn, which receives no injury from
opportunity, several communications lately receirad. lowing words:-" The next assumption is, that the roads their contact. If the American apples were packed among are constructed of yielding materials; and so they un grain, they would arrive here in much finer condition. -.W.J. Will find the piece with which he has favoard In Portugal it is customary to have a small ledge in every
the next Kaleidoscope; and the erratum pointed out doubtedly are, when newly made ; but in his reasoning," apartment, (immediately under the cornice,) barely wide
be attended to. weaning Mr. Bruges', “ he assumes the line S T, or the enough to hold an apple; in this way the ceilings are
Music.-We are almost confident that a correspondenta obstacle T S, to be unyielding, which statement cannot frioged with fruit, which are not easily got at without a taken; but we will examine the file of the publics be correct, as the road is made of the same materials." ladder, while one glance of the eye serves to show if any
THE FRENCH VERSION OF GRAY'S ELEGY, which In a former part of his note, Mr. T. B. talked of the depredations bave been committed.
mised several weeks ago, will be found in a muthematics having run mad; but, judging from the Method of increasing the odour of Roses.-- For this pur
page. It has been repeatedly inquired for since above specimen, if Mr. T. B. is not running, I fear he is pose, according to the author of the method, a large onion walking, very fast to the goal which he supposes the ma. ner that it shall touch the foot of the latter. The roses is to be planted by the side of the rose tree in such a man.
for its appearance was given. Its length has chip
subject some other communications to a temperat thematics to have reached ; for I presume it to be very which will be produced will have an odour much stronger, THE ATHEN&UM.—We have, this week, selected from the
ponement. evident, that the generality of roads cannot, in some parts, and more agreeable, than such as have not been thus
and valuable publication, an interesting story; and though they may in others, sustain the very heavy weight treated ; and the water distilled from these roses is equally
pose occasionally to enrich our miscellany with seis of a steam-carriage without being affected by its pressure; superior to that prepared by means of ordinary rose leaves.
from the same periodical. and the carriage baving once sunk, how plain it is that Cure for Ringworm.-A gentleman residing in the PATENTS.-The monthly list of patents is so unusuari its progress must be stopped by the resisting force formed East Indies, much afflicted with the ringworm, states, that that we have been obliged to postpone it until next we by the sinking of the wheel. When a road is repaired, after trying all the remedies recommended by every class METEOROLOGICAL RESULT OF THE YEAR 1827.— The cu (for it must needs some time be repaired,) I consider it topical application of castor oil, which was recommended of practitioners, he experienced immediate relief from the
and elaborate table of Mr. Hanson, which occupies te impossible for a steam carriage to travel on it; for the by a Parsee boy in his service.
whole page of our present number, will prove interes
to the scientific reader. wheel will most certainly sink to a very great depth when
substance of Mr. H.'s note. being propelled on the part repaired, and the resisting
Tue WATCHMAN.-The communication of s. s. is * power will be greater,
presume, what it professes to be. Our correspondent I conclude by expressing my opinion, that Mr. T. B. is
Days. Morn. Even Height.
Charley, or we are very much mistaken. unable to support his assertions by suitable theory, and
THE ELDER POETS.—No. X. shall appear next week. that his endeavours to confute Mr. Bruges' problem are, Wednesday 6 i 53 2 11 16 Tuesday 5 1 19 1 35 17 1 Agatha.
W. R., of Manchester, will find his commission attends as yet, unsuccessful.
Thursday 7 2 30 2 50 15
We have further to acknowledge the communications al Friday
Moon's last quarter, 7h. I trust you will insert this in your Kaleidoscope, and so Saturday.. 9 4 3 4 34 13 9
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42m. evening. oblige-Yours, &c.
S. J. Sunday...10 5 7 5 46/13 0 Sexagesima Sunday.
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