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knife ready at a call, in his red waistcoat pocket ;- ribbons, and flags of every colour which decks

if you employ him, he is then an automaton, on a rainbow, in their hands, headed by a jingle, fil HORÆ HIBERNICÆ.

large scale, not a muscle moved but those employed with pipers, and fiddlers, and fifers, and drummm to present to your longing view the full-flavoured each rivalling the other to make noise, in an atten

fish, which the fair Amphitrite would not disdain to to make music; ard, after parading the purlie No. v.

lick off its pearly pillow, redolent with the sweetness the metropolis, retire to drink, dance, and a “ Capital oysters I declaro,

of the salt sea;-his eye, ever bent on his work, merry, keeping up the fun until the “small Excellent spirits, good ale and beer:

except when he turns it up shrewdly to repel the of the morning.” Don't you take vinegar there's the bread ;

shafts of the witling which may be aimed at him: So far are oysters a source of luxury, employm We'll just have a pipe and off to bed."

OLD Sono.
Every time the wit opens his mouth,

and amusement, and fill the part allotted, in Although we are accused, and, perhaps, with jus.

The fisherman opens an oyster.

great chain of which this universe, and all. cred tice, of a great many peculiarities, yet, as a nation, After braving all the dangers of a rude and rocky

things we see, form but a solitary link. that of epicurism will not fall heavily on us. The coast, he comes with his little cargo, (a part pro.

Dublin, Jan. 31, 1828. poor peasant will be content with his potato, prietor, perhaps,) leaving a home behind him, and, which will be the more delicious if savoured with from the time he quits it, never changes an article

The Kaleidoscope. salt; and how nectareous is a draught of any thing of his apparel, although every particle of it, in hard in the shape of milk, to wash down his homely meal! / weather, may be thoroughly drenched; it is all one OBSERVATIONS ON THE MORTALITY AND PHYE The love of every thing Irish pervades us even to to our man of the sea ; he never shifts or drys him

MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN. that most bestial of our senses, taste. I do not now self, yet never feels any inconvenience, so true is it speak of the gout, or ragout of our mercurial neigh that “use is second nature.” The R e boasts of We have perused, with much interest, a work anda bours on the Continent; no, I should be sorry to no tapestried walls or gilded mirrors;-in an ill. foregoing title, from the pen of Mr. John Roberto make little of, or retrograde the “march of mind;" furnished apartment, low, and soot-coloured, the gentleman highly distinguished in his profession, met I merely say that an Irishman, dine where he may, glare of a solitary gas-lamp gives out a flickeringi of different learned societies, and one of the Surged if it were within the solemn precincts of Palmyra, light, but, with the aid of a few additional candles, the Lying-in-Hospital, Manchester. The products the sandy plains of Araby, or the simplest shieling there may be seen “goodly sights” indeed. Here, highly spoken of by gentlemen of the in bis own isle, will not consider the aforesaid meal the phrenologists who may doubt the existence of the

willingly add our humble testimony in its favour. comfortable if he have not that scourge of political organ of gastronomy, will see its development clearly.

We shall not pretend to give any thing like an ani

of the work; it will be sufficient to insure for it the economists, the potato ;-any more than would the ascertained, and the moralist learn crude lessons of

tion which it merits from parents, and others engage Englishman without his pudding. This may be a the wish implanted in the “human race divine” to the bringine

the bringing up of youth, to state, that it exhibits the species of the amor patriæ, but how low in the eyes of gratify the senses. Here is to be seen the man, in astrous consequences of many prevalent abuses it inetaphysicians I am not now about to discuss, nor whom no social feeling exists, walk in solus cum solo, treatment of children; the fatal effects of mais e would it be proper, in the pit I have now chosen, sit down, and not daring to look up lest he should generally esteemed to be harmless, and, sometimes, to sport my plumed feather. As it is with the recognise any friend or familiar who might have a salutary; and that it not only points out the evil, potato, it is even so with almost every other edible, claim on his coin or his kindness (pronus obediensque and forcible language, but also suggests the reas whether animal or vegetable. ventri.) His first word is “ waiter!"—the oyster

It is a melancholy fact, that a great proportiode Lord Byron says, “Oysters and eggs are amatory man then in requisition,-a mortality amongst the

sters and eros are amatory man then in requisition. A mortality amongst the kind die before they have attained their tenth year things;" and surely it is not outré that a descendant oysters then follows; and when, as the Marquis of may, bo doubt,

then follows and when as the Marauis of may, vo doubt, in part be owing to the prevalence of Saint Pat should “love what is lovely,” or what Worcester terms it, “a century" of oysters are gulped,

eases peculiarly incidental to childhood, but there causes love; 'tis all one to Paddy; therefore, in every and a glass of the native, he rises and departs, leaving

" question that it may also, in a great measure, bestir

“Ito other causes. From whatever sources this great month in the year in which the R is to be found, you his "mite"? (though reluctantly) to the obsequious

mortality arises, some political economists, in super will find not only oysters in season, but Irish, lads to attendant. The "gay soul” again arrives, but sur-their

their systems, scruple not to charge Providence will eat of them. There are those who prefer the Mala-rounded with his bons vivans, with whom, Irishman.

necessary cruelty, by saying, as they do in effect, in hides; for every mother's son in that side of the like, he would share his heart's blood; and, amid sends millions of human beings into the world mere country, men, women, and children, oysters and all, cordial and sentimental conversation, the hours are suffer and to die; we say unnecessary cruelty, becase boast of being “sons of Fingal,” and out of what passed, the fish are devoured, they part cordially, presumed end might have been attained by other in Irish is called Nadhur, or a strong liking from the anxious to meet again, and “the cheerful goblet They assume what is merely incidental to childber heart, they think no other oyster is prime. The sip.” Contrast the feelings of such a group to the be inseparable from it, and, on this questionable auto powldoodies from the west, again, have their ad- I solitary gourmand, who gluts himself and goes off, I found what they term a fixed and immutable la mirers. Such is the increase of the population in big with his owu importance, satisfied with his glut. / ture:-with equal justice it might be said that we the oyster colonies in those parts of Ireland, that tony. Such characters are singular in this “island manufacturer

Such characters are singular in this and manufacturer makes a variety of articles from the they use, virtually, burned fish, and all fresh from of saints," nor will any person envy any country the

material merely to be broken,-because, from the sea foam, to make manure, and help to raise the possession of them. The two opposites of the pic

handling and various accidents, such is often they

his labours. But though the political economister murphies. These genera are to be had in abun- ture are drawn; they who do not rise in such relief, with philosophical calmness upon this waste of 12 dance, and the citizen, rolling home in rather a but are, nevertheles, in chiaro-scuro, feast and fun, but life we a

life, we apprehend that parents will not be equally serpentine direction, having partaken rather plen- like “ the breath on the mirror's bright face," leave ferent, when they are told that improper tredime tifully of potations with “auld acquaintances,” or no trace behind; they enter and eat, drink and de- children is, probably, one of the main causes of tu perhaps to make new ones, spies the light of the part, after their weary work is done; and many of mense rate of mortality; if this be correct, and in the paper lamp, as sure a guide as the beacon, when the them filling otherwise important stations in society, before us we have many statements and arguments to perils of the deep threaten him who is rocked on the think it no honour to shine in such a sphere, and that it is s0,-common humanity, to put the nameles high and stormy billow; and the sedulous oyster preserve, as sacred, their socialities for their fire- derness of the parental heart entirely out of the ques wench unlocks the shelly caskets, until a sated ap- sides. Kings and potentates, persons of high and will suggest the course to be pursued. petite, or a sick stomach, cries “stop.” This is one low degree, have their gala days, and why should! The krowledge of an evil is, generalis speaking species of oyster eating, or whatever else you may not oyster-women and men? The twenty-ninth day sid call it; but, if you wish to see the real Carlingsords, of September in every year is “a great day for Ire

Ition must be considerably increased when the end the jewels of shell.fish, the pearly prize of all who land." All the men employed in the conveyance

only specified, but also tbe means by which it is to be

complished ;-both are clearly laid down by Mr. Rober can value the fresh and foamy flavour of that of oysters to this city, are up betimes on that auspi.

| Toshow the nature of the work. we shall briefly enume sweetest of the shelly brood, let him to the R-recious morn, and “with clothes speck and span new," the contents of some chapters, premising that it come Tavern, there will be see the rude frieze-clad sea without any specks, and neat Barcelonas tied round much statistical information, and other matter, interes man, with his little basket, smelling of sea rock and their white necks, they freight their cars, and march to the general reader, as well as that which com salt water, full of oysters, the true ostrea edulis, his to town in full procession,--their hats decorated with particularly home to the feelings of parents.

siderable s

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appraze Maria

ving, in the preceding sections, given the data on which I To J. Meadon, of Millbrook, near Southampton, for To J. Gilbertson, of Hertford, for an improvement in Ite of infantile mortality is calculated, and shown improvements on wheels for carriages.--4th of December. the cor.struction of furnaces, by which they consume their -6 months.

own smoke.-15th of January. 2 months his is greater in towns than in the country, and

1 To S. Wilkinson, of Holbeck, Yorkshire, for improve. To C. Hooper, of Spring Gardens, in the parish of , the children of the lower classes than those of a ments in mangles.-4th of December - 6 months.

Marston Bigott, Somersetshire, for an improved machina r rank, Mr. Roberton proceeds to remark on the To Maurice de Jough, of Warrington, cotton-spinner, for shearin, and cropping woollen and other cloths.--15th 1 of this result, the unhealthiness of large towns, for improvements in machines adapted for spinning, of January.-- 2 months. veniess of living, improper practices, the neglect of doubling, twisting, roving, or preparing cotton, &c.--4th. To J. Evans the younger, of Moreton Mills, near Walof December.- 6 months.

lingford, Berks, for improvements on steam-engines.bation, &c. &c. He concludes the first portion of

To T. Tyndall, of Birmingham, for improvements in 15th of January -- 6 months. rark by a statement of the diseases of infancy, and the manufacture of buttons, and in the machinery for To J. Blades, of Clapham, Surrey, for an improvement gas at which they generally prove fatal,-illustrated manufacturing the same: communicated from abroad. - in the waterproof stiffening for hats : communicated from

abroad.-151h of Japuary. -6 months. table. The second part treats of the structure, func-4th of December 6 months..

To D. Ledsam and W. Jones, of Birmingham, for To W. Newton, of Chancery lane, for an improved and temperament of the body in infancy and child.

improvements in machinery for cutting sprigs, brads, and surgical chair-bed, with various appendages.- 15th of ; and the duties and qualifications of wet nursesnails.- 4th of December. - 6 months.

of January.-6 months. of far greater importance than they are generally To J. Robinson, of Merchants'-row, Limehouse, for an To G. Þ. Harris, of Field-place, near Stroud, Gloucesned to be, if we may judge of the conduct of those improvement in the manufacture of brushes of certain tershire, for improvements in dressing and preparing mploy them. When mothers are incapacitated, by

descriptions, and in the manufacture of a material, and woollen yarns, and in cleaning, dressing, and Guishing lees, or disease, from performing the office required

the application thereof to the manufacture of brushes, and woollen cloths, &c. and in the apparatus for performing other purposes - 4th of December.-6 months.

the same.-15th of January.-6 months. in by nature, a wet nurse must, of course, be found,

To Paul Steenstrup, of Basing lane, London, Esq. for To J. Falconer Atlee, of Prospect place, Deptford, for le more objectionable means of nourishing the infant improvements in machinery for propelling vessels, and in provements on bands or hoops for securing male and be substituted; but when such mothers as decline other purposes.--11th of December -- 6 months.

other masts, bowsprits, and yards, and applicable to other Fice, without any sufficient reason, are made aware

To J. H. Sadler, of Hoxton, Middlesex, for improve- purposes. - 151h of January.—6 months.

ments in power-loom18.-13th of December. - 6 months. I To W. Erskine Cochrane, Esq. of Regent-street, for danger of the latter alternative, and the difficulty

To R Rewcastle, of Newcastle upon Tyne, for an im. improvements in certain apparatus for cooling, and other curing the former, free from objections, with the

proved method of ballasting ships or vessels -- 13th of De. purposes.-15th of January,6 months. tous consequences that may follow, in both cases, if cember.- 6 months.

To J. Taylor Beale, of Church-lane, Whitechapel, and ili persist in that refusal, we apprehend that their To R. Stein, of Regent-street, Oxford-street, for an. G. Richardson Porter, of Old Btoad-street, for their new iet will be nearly akin to criminal, since it may improvement in applying heat to the purpose of distilla. mode of communicating heat for various purposes.-191h tion.-131h of December.-6 months.

of January.--6 months. the death of their offspring, or entail upon them

To F. B. Geither, of Birmingham, for improvements' To W. Percivall, of Knightsbridge, for improvemer's Es which shall be felt to the latest period of life. on castors for furniture, &c.-13th of December -6 in the construction and application of shoes, without nails, are but few mothers who would not shudder with months,

to the feet of horses, and certain oiher animals - 191h of at the bare supposition of their being capable of To II. Peto, of Little Britain, for an apparatus for January.- 6 months. ving the health or lives of their children: but there generating power.-13th of December.- 6 months.

To G. Jackson, of Saint Andrew, Dublin, frimprove. To J. A. Berollas, of Nelson-street, City.road, for a ments in machinery for propelling boats and other vessels, any, very many, who do both, by the culpable

method of winding up a pocket watch, or clock, without a which improvements are also applicable to water-wheels, % we have mentioned, as effcctually as if they key, which he calls - Berollas's keyless watch or clock;" and other purposes. -19th of January. 6 months. led their innocent babes with their own hands. We and also a certain improvemerit to be applied to his lately igree with Mr. Roberton, that she who determines invented detached alarum watch.--13:h of December.

Hiliscellarrics. burse her own child should not become a mother.

2 months.

1 To Lieutenant A. M. Skene, of Jermyn-street, for an work then describes the food proper for children ; | improvement in propelling vessels, and for working under:

ANECDOTES OF GAMBLING. lieting in health and sickness; bathing, cleanliness, shot water-mills. -13th of December.--6 inonths.

The first class consists of those newly introduced, with janagement of the skin ; improper and proper modes To J. L. Stevens, of Plymouth, for a new method of plenty of money at immediate command, surrounded by the : the effects of air and temperature; the necessity propelling vessels by the aid of steam, or other means, affections and esteem of friends and relatives, great in re.

and for its application to other purposes.--18th of Deceín. sources, of a contented, happy, healthful, and respectable EP, exercise, and amusement; the treatment of bowel ber-6 months.

appearance, with gold watches and a variety of other costly olaints; and concludes with a notice of the transmis.

To T. Tyndall, of Birmingham, for improvements in ornaments. It is a mat:er of joke and speculation with of bereditary diseases, and the management proper the machinery for making nails, brads, and screws : com- the second and third class, how long these appendages to teh as are predisposed to particular diseases.

municated from abroad.-18th of December. -6 months. ! a gentleman will be retained, keenly recollecting how they is volumne should be put into the hands of every To J. George, of Chancery line, Esq., Barrister

To J. George, of Chancery line, Esq. Barrister-at-law, had been compelled to part with their own. Some have

for his invention for preserving decked ships or vessels, so carriages, horses, servants, &c. These are treated with y and every nurse; it might also be consulted with

as to render them less liable to dry rot, and for preserving marked respect ; bows and smiles at every turn; but, in Delicial effects by all who are engaged in the edu.

goods on board such ships and vessels from damage by a short time, they begin to feel the griping influence of of females, as, a point which we forgot to mention heat.- 18th of December - 6 months.

such places, and all their advantages by degrees to wither, broner place, it points out the mischievous effects of To T. S. Holland, of the city of London, Esq. for com. when most of them are seen descending to the second class. tem pursued with regard to them, and the advan. binations of machinery for generating and..commur

binations of machinery for generating and communicating The second class is composed of those who formerly held of a contrary line of proceeding.

power and motion, applicable to the propelling of fixed ma. a situation in the first. These wear upon their visages a

chinery, as also floating bodies, carriages, and other loco. I look of care and deep anxiety, and have nearly drained onclusion, we again strenuously recommend it to motive machines.--191h of December.-6 months. their resources dry, their friends beginning to shy, and rusal of parents. To fathers we would say,-" If To W. Harland, M. D. of Scarborough, for improve turn their backs upon them. From having a good change best and holiest feelings of our nature have any in.ments in apparatus for propelling locomotive carriages, of habiliments, they now appear, day after day, with the upon your hearts if you love your wives and w

which improvemen's are also applical.le to other useful same clothes on, though still of genteel appearance. Their I purposes.--21st of December.- 6 months.

horses, &c. all sold off, and their watches and ornaments n-give this volume an attentive perusal, for it] To C. A. Furguston, of Mill Wall, in the parish of All at the pawn broker's, when many of them rapidly descend bs much to benefit them.” To mothers we need Saints, Poplar, mast-maker, and J. Falconer Atee, of to the third class. This being observed, an awkward show Khidg; their own hearts will prompt them to seize Prospect place, Deptford, for their improvements in the of respect is paid them by the creatures of the hells; in thing that may tend to the preservation and welfare

construction of made masts.- 22d of December.- 6 months. short, they can scarcely treat them with commonly civility.

To W. Hale, of Colchester, for his improvements in The third class. Here it would be well if there were ir offspring.

machinery for propelling vessels.-271h of December. -6 nothing more to disclose. The third class consists of those months.

who have descended from the first class to the second, and rientific Motices.

To W. Gossage, of Leamington Priors, Warwickshire, have at last reached a degree of abject misery truly heart

for improvements in the construction of cocks for the pas. rending. Their money all gone, their resources wholly rehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improvesage of fluids.-2d on January, 1828.-6 months.

dried up, and their connexions and friends (hopeless of ts in Science or Art: including, occasionally, sin- 1 To T. Botfield, of Hopton Court, Salop, for improve them) entirely lost to them. They present pictures of the

Medical Cases: Astronomical. Mechanical, Phi.ments in making iron, or in the method, or methods, of deepest distress, want, and despair, not knowing where to phic ical. Meteorological, and Mine

smelting and making of iron. -2d of January. 4 months. obiain a meal one day over another, or how to secure a nomena, or singular Facts in Natural History; I To J. Hall, jun. of Ordsall, near Manchester, for im- hed night after night, their clothes faded and breadbare. etation, &c. ; Antiquities, &c.

provements in dyeing piece-goods by machinery.-2d of The closely buttoned-up coat but ill conceals the absence January.--2 months

of a waistcoat or a shirt, or the soil of them. These, then, LIST OF NET PATENTS.

To J. Ci. Daniell, of Stoke, Wilts, for improvements are shut out from " hell" to “hell," till none but the

in dressing cloths, and in the machinery applicable for that lowest description will admit them. At night they flock R. W. Enfield, of Biriningham, for his improve-purpose..2d of January.-6 months.

to the English hazard houses, where they bury their mise. in tubes'or roris produced by a new method of To W. Morley, of Nottingham, for improvements in, ries in sleep, upon chairs, or upon the ground. Many facturing, and in the construction only, and for and additions to, machinery now in use for making lace or will group together, and utter bitter and horrid imprecafacturing the same, with various other improvements, net. -9th of January.-6 months.

tions upon their follies and unhappy condicions. arte of bedsteads and other articles.Dated the 4th To J. A. Hunt Grubbe, of Stanton Saint Bernard, Captain - late of the Life Guards. was in the ember 1827. -6 months allowed to enrol specifi. Wilts, clerk, for a transmitting heat wall for the ripening habit of playing daily at No.9, Bennett-street, and coming of fruit.-9th of January,6 months.

Tin his regimentals. It had been observed by one of the

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dealers, that the captain always played upon the colour comedy: he looks as a statue of Jupiter Tonans would do, public ball. How shall I describe the fears, pains, nearest to him, whether black or red, and that when that dressed in a blue coat, with gilt buttons, and black anxieties that occupied my mind for several months colour lost, be only drew a two one pound stake, and breeches. Even in the softer parts of tragedy he fails ;- vious; the fear that I should not outvie my com pecitors when it won, he had to pay seven pounds to a five and he is rugged and harsh, and consequently Greek and Ro. two one-pound stake. He communicated his suspicions man parts are his forte. Put into him the fire of strong

beauty, although I placed great reliance on my person to Fielder, the proprietor, who, on the captain's next feeling, and he will explode in a blaze ;- see him in Da

charms; the anxiety I felt, afraid that the milliner show coming, narrowly watched him.-It is a usual practice mon, and you will feel that Vandenhoff is no small-beer. not make my dress so as to show, to perfection, my fid with players to put the face of the notes downwards upon He carries a toga as if it were his natural dress, and his moulded figure; and even the very ribbons that were the table. The captain lost a stake, the bank drew two somewhat unbending features suit well with the stern cha- 'decorate it, were chosen and re-chosen a hundred times one-pound notes. The captain won the next, and turned racter of a Greek or Roman stoic. He is a north, and but above, the notes to be paid. These were two ones and a five at Young is a west wind ;-he is a rock, and Young is a mea.

but, above all, my fear that I might not obtain an ami the bottom. A look passed between the keeper and dealer. dow; he is a cataract, and Young is a river. It is good and handsome partner. For above a

Sit is good and handsome partner? For above a week before I scan The seven-pound stake was paid without observation, and to see them acting together when both have got suitable slept one hour-for the ball-room, with all its parap a closer watch kept, to ascertain how the trick was done. parts; and the Desdemonian gentleness of Mrs. Siddons, nalia of building and grandeur, incessantly fluated be The captain won another coup, and turned the notes up together with the Cassian humour of Murray,—not for. as before. The stake was likewise the same. The cheat getting the manliness of Pritchard, and the judgment of

my eyes. At length the momentous day arrived, and I was effected by a five-pound note being kept in the palm Denham,-will carry an audience through the longest

before the hour of rising I had left my bed to prepare of his hand, which, upon turning up the two ones, was play with more than common gratification.-Edinburgh

the evening-notwithstanding the many preparations | adroitly slipped underneath, and thus made it a seven. Observer.

already made. pound stake. The five-pound note was examined, and

The moment came, and with it brought anes the creases from the pressure of the hand left no doubt of the fact. The captain was covered with shame and con.

The Beauties of Chess. anxieties; and I was ushered into the ball room in fusion, and received a torrent of the lowest abuse, in spite

master of the ceremonies. I well remember the best of his long sword and regimentals.

Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA.

applause and admiration which greeted me on my A well-dressed man, a native, went to a house in the

entrance. It was a considerable time before I dan Palais Royale, where they play from five francs to twelve

raise my eyes to notice whether there was any thousand, (about £500 English) He threw a purse, con.

SOLUTION TO STUDY CLXVIII. taining that amount, consisting of Louis and billets de

WHITE

BLACK.

appearance was superior to my own, or whose dren banc, upon the colour nearest the windows. The colour

i Castle......D_4

1 Queen inust take constructed with more elegance and richness. lost on wbich it was thrown. He snatched it up, as if in

castle, to avoid check. I had not been long seated before my hand was solid a great rage, and, with a few sacres, threw another purse,

mate, for if he take

for the evening, by a gentleman possessing all the corresponding in appearance, out of the window into the

with the pawn, then

sites which I had, in the warmth of my imaginatica, garden, and deposited, unperceived, the rich-filled purse

the white plays. safely in his pocket. The other was fetched. It contained

2 Knight ...F-6

2 Pawn ......F-6

picted. His person was noble and graceful, bis 01 a few francs and two or three Louis, wrapped up in a,

3 Castle ......E-8X

3 King ......6-7 tion delightfully agreeable, and, indeed, his whole da paper.—Life in the West.

4 Bishop......F-8

4 King ......G-8 ment indicated him to be a man possessed of superin 5 Bishop...... H-6XMATE.

lities. I need now only add, that he became the pe

of my after years, and I never had cause to regret til The Drama.

STUDY CLXIX.

moment I met with him at the ball.
White to move and win in four moves.
THE THEATRE.

Just published, price 2s.6d.
Black.

An English POLITICAL DICTIONARY, and Young comes here regularly for a fortnight every sea

panion for Students in the SCHOOL of REFORM, son. He made his first appearance this year on Saturday,

"I do love in the part of lago. Every body seems to like Young

Vg3 a H

My country's good, with a respect more teade

More holy and profound, than mine own life not only the public, but even his professional brethren; and it is no easy task for a perforiner to make himself

Sold in Liverpool, by EDWARD WILLMEB and liked by them. Young is probably more of a gentleman

SMITH, Lord-street. than any one now on the stage, and the social affability and urbanity of his manners operate powerfully in his favour. But, as an actor, though we have always acknow.

To Correspondents. ledged his fine taste and sound judgment, we have never been able to discover that he possessed much original ge

WASHINGTON IRVING'S COLUMBUS.-The extract we bare nius : almost all his pictures are admirably finished, and

this week fron the forthcoming work of Mr. W the general impression produced by them, you feel satis

Irving will be perused with interest by all our resten fied, is such as the author meant to convey ; but there is

look for much more amusement and instruction from no particular part which the eye singles out as more de.

same source. lightful than another : all is smooth and mellow-toned as

The length of our extract from Mr. Irving's Columbus one of the landscapes of Nasmyth, but there are no touches

with our prefatory notes, occupies three pages do here and there to remind us or Salvator Rosa-no glimpses

cation,) obliges us to request another week to into heaven such as a Titian or a Raphael would have

knowledgments and final replies to several correspo given. We do not mean to advocate that species of acting

whose communications have been already notice which prides itself upon a total disregard of all the laws of

been received since our last. common sense, and yet which, in spite of ourselves, elec

Although the season for juvenile bagatelles has passed trifies us occasionally by its brilliancy : we like a more

A B C D E F G

shall next week give a place to the communication sustained effort; yet, if obliged to make a choice, we

DOMESTIC SERVANTS. We have in reserve for eater should rather see the actor who, although he sometimes

WHITE

tion two letters on this subject, one from Jen only skimmed the surface of the earth like the swallow,

lock, and the other from the Rev. Mr. Macgowa could, when the mood was on him, rise up to the sun with

PICTURES OF SOCIETY, BY A NOBLEMAX.This

Correspondence. the eagle, than he who regularly sustained himself at the respectable height of the lark. Mr. Young is a performer

series of letters had been selected for insertion is

before we were favoured with the suggestion of a of the latter description, and, therefore, it is in grave, gen.

MY FIRST BALL.

Reader. The first shall appear in our next popu teel comedy that we like him most, considering the higher

We agree with our correspondent, that the article walks of tragedy almost beyond his reach. Give him a

TO THE EDITOR.

very considerable interest; and the evident acquisa part where the passions never become so overwhelmingly SIR,_I am now at a “certain age," and the follies and

am now a certain age, and the follies and the writer with the scenes he describes, greatly strong as to interfere with the studied grace of action and

vanities natural to my sex have become dissipated : I am no the value of these letters. musical intonations of voice, and no one will do it so much justice; but try him with the stormier emotions, and he

longer charmed with a fashionable dress; no longer feel we must see more of w. äii's Fatal Secret hetuje

in going to a theatre concert. or assembly: no decide upon its merits. breaks down under them, perhaps partly because advanc. pleasure in going to a theatre, concert, or assembly ; no ing life has somewhat impaired his physical resources. I longer wish to display my fine person to the best advantage. | J.S. D. we presume did not see the note we adui For this reason, his Othello is not good ; his Macbeth, I no longer endeavour to attract the attention of the young

in a late number, respecting the proposed Hamlet, and even his Brutus are cold and tame; and he land gay, by the beautiful tiaras which I delighted to dis.

Life of Mary. dares not attempt Coriolanus or Virginius. For the same

CHESS. We shall next week reply to Jurenis, o reason, his lagoa deep, quiet, calculating villain-his play ; neither do I feel gratified with showing the elegant

thank Juvenis for having paid the postage of Lord Townly-his Penruddock bis Stranger, and many snood of blue ribbon, with which I bound my luxuriant

which a correspondent about & fortnig other similar parts are exquisite representations. Vanden. tresses: these have all passed away, and the follies of youth omitted to perform; when he put us to a very un hoff is, in many respects, quite the reverse of Young: he have become sobered by the years of maturity.

expense on the subject of a chess query, whe has not the laste, or the ease, or the delicacy of perception. It was in the summer of the year 17-, when I was in

almost all the elementary works on the subject which would enable him to enter into many of those re..

unclouded finements in which Young so much delights. He is, my seventeenth year, and my buoyalts therefore, always out of his element when he attempts by one tinge of sorrow, that I was to make my début at a

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Natural History,

| A human being, if deprived of access to fresh air. The following notes are copied from from one of

for a very few minutes, will expire, as a lighted candle our early scrap books. OMALOUS PHENOMENA OF ANIMAL LIFE. goes out in the exhausted receiver of an air-pump; and although the vital spark may not be actually ex- Shell Fish alive many months after removed out of their

element. the Kaleidoscope of January 22, where we detinct in that short period, the means resorted to, with

Mr. Bullock, at the Liverpool Museum, purchased a vier to restore the action of the lungs, become bed the living insect lately found in the centre of

some small shells from a sailor who brought them from of no avail at the expiration of half an hour, or bid log of Zebra-wood, we observed that the cir- Jan hour at the furthest.

nout, of America. Some months afterwards, as he was making

A supply of fresh air, I up an assortment of these shells, he perceived that they stance brought to our recollection some curious which is thus necessary to human existence, is, how- still contained the fish. On applying a pin point, be connected with the phenomena of animal life, ever, by no means indispensible to some other animals, found, to his extreme astonishment, the animals were alive; h had fallen within our own immediate obser- although, like man, they may be furnished with to convince himself further, he broke several, and found R, and which we should take an early oppor

lungs, which, it is natural to suppose, would require in each a live fish. I myself this day saw one of the shelle | a regular atmospheric supply.

broken, and was convinced of the fact

LS. 7 of relating..

Now, when we are called upon to give credit to the September 30, 1801. te accounts of toads, snakes, and other coldexistence of toads and other creatures in solid stone,

Living Animals in Horse-beans. led animals, being found alive in solid rock and where they may have remained for ages, if we have My brother-in-law, Mr. Eyres, had a cargo of beans, entre of solid wood, are by no means scarce ; not had the opportunity of actually being present at which were unfit for use, from the strange circumstance hey often rest upon that kind of evidence which the discovery of such animals, we ought to call in of many of them containing sınall winged animals within I very satisfactory to those who wish to draw the aid of analogy to regulate our belief; and if them. I cracked above a score furnished with these

flies, which, on opening the beans, immediately flew away we can be assured, by actual observation, or by unconclusions from indisputable data. We are

questionable evidence, that an animal can sustain life with great activity ; though there was not any aper. perhaps in some newspaper, that a toad or other for a single day without access to fresh air, we must

ture before the beans were split, large enough to admit the animal has been lately found by certain work

finest needle, yet the fly was as large as a middle-sized necessarily conclude that such animal is sustained by

pea, and must have remained some time to acquire such ngaged in sawing up stone or timber, in a certain means with which we are wholly unacquainted ; and

strength and capability of escaping.

E. S. is and the paragraph passes from journal to jour it is but proceeding a step or two further in our reawithout leading to any examination of its truth : sonings to arrive at this inference-that if such animal If the chain of evidence were investigated, it would can exist for a day, a week, or a month, under such

The Bouquet. circumstances as we have supposed, it may, for any “ I have here only made a nosegay of culled powers, and have 1 be found incomplete,-as the workmen who thing that we can prove to the contrary, live under

I brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them." discovered the animal, have, probably, destroyed those same circumstances for a year, a century, or for

PICTURES OF SOCIETY. nown it aside, being too much occupied with ages. own immediate concerns to feel any interest in Any well authenticated fact, therefore, that goes to We copy the following pleasing and spirited article overy which has nothing to recommend it to prove that the laws which govern human organiza- from the Athenæum, an interesting and classical new Dotice except its rarity.

tion, and the organization of what are termed the periodical, from which we intend to make occasional

inferior animals differ materially, facilitates our selections, for the amusement of our readers. We henomenon of so very extraordinary nature as

belief in those most surprising phenomena—the dis- were particularly struck with the delineation of manistence, in solid stone or timber, of living ani. furnished with lungs, should not, however, rest covery of living creatures in solid rock.

ners, and reminiscence of dialogue, contained in the Dr. Darwin, in one of his notes to his Temple of “ Pictures of Society, by a Nobleman,” evidently rague report; but ought, whenever it is practi

Nature, observes, that some of the microscopic ani- a gentleman, who, whatever his present station to be traced up to its source, in order that our

mals are said to remain dead for many days or weeks, may be, has once moved in the highest and most logical theories may rest upon sound data.

when the fluid in which they existed is dried up; polished circles of European society. The chawell authenticated facts, therefore, which tend

"and quickly recover life and motion by the fresh ad-racters of several of the personages, who are the w light upon the anomalies of animal life, are

dition of water and warmth. Thus the Chaos Re- subject of the following sketches, are so well known le: and, although those facts may not be so

divivum of Linnæus, which dwells in vinegar and to the public, and have been so long associated with ir in their nature as the discovery of toads or

bookbinders' paste, revives by water, after having been the history, politics, and literature of the age, that living creatures in solid stone, they are va

dried up for years, and is both oviparous and vi. we think we cannot render a more acceptable service in their degree, if they tend to assist us one viparous.

than by transcribing the whole of the article. our reasonings upon a subject so apparently

We have been led, almost insensibly, into a long -ileable with our theories of the laws of orchapter, which may, to some of our readers, appear

PICTURES OF SOCIETY, DRAWN FROM LIFE. 1 life.

BY A NOBLEMAN. rather a disproportionate preface to the two short

No. 1. en we first introduced this insect to the public atten. extracts from our portiolio, which led us to take up SCENE_Clichu: the Residence of Madame Recamier.

promised that we would watch its progress, and oc-
ly put forth a bulletin on the subject. In conformity
Those extracts are copied from one of our manu

“ Le souvenir, présent célesto, I promise we paid it a visit on Saturday, and found

Ombre des biens que l'on n'a plus, ell as could be expected." It is, to the full, as lively as

Est encor un plaisir qui reste
Then we first saw it; but it burles itself deeper than
In the sawdust, which serves it for bed, and (we pre-

Après tous ceux qu'on a perdus."
liet also. It does not seem to have undergone that
which usually precedes the transformation from a investigated at the time we described them.

On the banks of the Seine, at about half a league from Winged lonect,

e Paris, Madame Juliette Recamier occupied, at Clichy-la

ouders.

Garenne, the chateau which was once the residence of the ture on literature and elocution. Nothing could be more most esteemed poets. Shortly after came Monsieur Dukes of Levis. She was then scarcely twenty years of droll than his manner of spouting the part of Orosmaine, Longchamp, who wishing to have La Harpe's opinion age, and her extreme beauty and rare qualities, even more and making Juliette recite that of Zaire. A shawl rolled his new piece, Le Seducteur amoureux,' was to read i than her immense fortune, rendered her an object of ge- round his nightcap, by way of a turban, a dirty silk dres. us that very morning, before he presented it to the com neral interest; so that all the men of note in Paris, and all sing-gown of a large flowery pattern, which he threw on mittee of the Comédie Française. Next came Mi the foreigners who visited France, were anxious to gain an like a Turkish pelisse, gave him the most grotesque ap- Lamoignon, Matthieu, and Adrien de Montmord introduction to one of the wonders of an age which was pearance imaginable. His manner of delivering the cele- whose fine names had ceased to be sentences of death, fertile in wonders.

brated passage “ Zaire, vous pleurez!" was a convincing who, reviving from amidst the darkness of the Revolus France was then in the enjoyment of one of those short proof of the short distance which separates the sublime brought with them to a new world the elegance of Pre intervals of peace which were succeeded by so many from the ridiculous. He was no longer the converted nobility, and features in which it was easy to trace the long and sanguinary wars. The laws of proscription philosopher; he was the pupil, the spoiled child of Vol. ancestors' titles to glory. At length General Morcane against the emigrants were less strictly observel than they taire, whom he never called by any other name than the rived, and, in a few moments Messrs. Erskine, Fox, 1 had before been, and the dawn of a happier future seemed great man,' imitating the tones of his voice, and dwelling Adair made their appearance. Thus were brought to to be rising. I had recently returned from Sweden, whi. emphatically on those passages which he had induced Vola ther men of the present day, men of olden times, and ther I had followed my family on their emigration. I did /taire to alter, for which he received the thanks of the phi- of another country, who scarcely knew each other est not recover the property, the restoration of which I had losopher of Ferney, and the assurance that his criticisms by pame. They observed before they spoke, and, in come to claim; but, in my disappointment, I was consoled had been very serviceable to him. But if, in the midst of of M. de Narbonne's talent for animating and we by the generous benevolence of a woman, who seemed to one of his favourite tirades, the drollery of his dress and conversation, they were dull, and under restraint. Bu intervene, like a tutelary genius, in all the misfortunes of the singular irflexions of his voice drew from us some ex. ladies re-entered, and this cold formality was speedias my childhood, and all the vicissitudes of my after-life.- pression of merriment, which all our prudence was insuf. nished. Juliette advanced to Mr. Fox, and said, Thus, while yet suffering from the privations of exile, Ificient to disguise, his anger was then exceedingly natural, that grace for which she was so peculiarly distinguish was suddenly transported from a vale of tears to a palace and his outraged self-love vented itself in reproaches of a I am happy, Sir, to have the honour of seeing to of Armida, and in the fairy land of Clichy I found the much less measured kind than those which Voltaire has house a man who is not less esteemed in France, ibu most accomplished being that an ardent iinagination could put into the mouth of his jealous Sultan. At ten o'clock is admired in bis own country. May I have the please desire to call a friend.

the young actor, Lafond, whose brilliant success had al- of introducing my friends to you, and also to Mr. Es The clock of the chateau had struck seven, when, one ready marked him out as the successor of Talma, came to and Mr. Adair ? She then named all the gentlemen fine morning in August, Juliette crossed the carpet of give Juliette her usual lesson of declamation.

sent, making some allusion to the talent for wilich verdure which extended to the foot of the terrace, on her General Junot had that morning brought him to Clichy was distinguished. She then presented the gentleme way to the village church, whose bell was summoning the in his carriage, as he was frequently in the habit of doing. her mother, and to her female friends, and the conters inhabitants of Clichy to the morning mass. She was The General was fond of the art of declamation, and, per immediately became general. dressed in white, with her beautiful brown hair simply ar. haps, being as enthusiastic an admirer of the charms of the Accustomed as she was to the brilliant part she ranged beneath a gauze handkerchief. Her mother, Ma. pupil as he was of the talent of the master, he seldom acted in the world for some years prst, Madame Real dame Bernard, was leaping on her arm, and she was fol failçd to be present at our morning lessons. We repeated seemed a little embarrassed when entering into a sus lowed by her cousin, Madame Franchiskini, her friend, some scenes from Atalie, Iphigenie, and Esther. Judot company, or appearing in public places, where every Mademoiselle Lameflueri, Monsieur La Harpe, and mye declaimed very well, and was particularly successful in was fixed upon her, where her every motion maa zelf. Having undergone purification with the holy water energetic passages. His figure was well suited to those nized, and her most simple expressions commcal at the door, the ligile procession walked primly into the parts in which Talma excelled, and to Shakspeare's heroes, It consequently bappened, that the timidity, sa church; and it was very edifying to see us, after that pious with whom Ducis had made us acquainted. He delivered,

hom Ducis had made us acquainted. He delivered, in a woman of very tender years, was often misas act, return home to join in the noisy amusements of a day, with an air of inspiration, a passage which seemed to have a deficiency of intelligence, or of the habitudeses such as was then often spent in the Château de Clichy, and been written expressly for him, and which concluded If, however, a sound judgment, and a mind nach which I will attempt to describe, thus:

from prejudice, a taste which appreciated all the The church of Clichy, like all those which were now

Un soldat parvenu, ce mot de l'insolence

good and ennobling, and a large stock of knowls

A tout autre soldat paraitrait une offense, agaid open for the reception of the pious, still exhibited

without the slightest ostentation, might entide a nu

Moi, j'aime à répéter qu'à force de vertu traces of revolutionary vandalism. Having served for the

J'ai merité ce nom de soldat parvenu.

to intellectual fame, Madame de Recamier had an sittings of a popular assembly, it was afterwards converted Excuse me for leaving you, said Juliette to the General,

putable claim to it. into a house for the poor ; and the walls and some Gothic as soon as his speech was ended, for I must go and change

Breakfast was now announced, and we proceeded windows were now the only things which, in any degree, this morning-dress to put on something more fit to be seen

1), 11 any degree, f this morning-dress to put on something more fit to be seen handsome room, which looked to a beautiful parte indicated its original dcstination. On the wreck of an lin; for I every moment expect Mr. Fox, Mr. Erskine,

for I every moment expect Mr. Fox. Mr. Erskine. I order, one would think, to gratify all the senses altar, decked with flowers, for want of richer ornaments, and Mr. Adair, to whom I have been lately introduced, the sacred mysterics were performed by the parish priest, and who have requested that I would invite them to break. viduals assembled together that forenoon is reak... who had miraculously escaped from the massacres of the fast with General Moreau. They will be delighted to will excitç no surprise that, in a few minutes, these Abbey on the 3d of September.* Beneath the vaulted know you, and therefore I hope you will stay; and if throw

vi and if I throw off the reserve of new acquaintances. roof of the sacred edifice, pious hymns had succeeded the Monsieur Lafond will also favour me with his company. Madame Bernard performed the honours of here blasphemics of profligacy and crime; and here a woman, we will resume our lesson after they are gone. Lafond ter's table with her accustomed urbanity. Juliete lovely as Hope, now raised her pure soul to the Giver of lexcused himself, having to attend a rehearsal at the Camé. I to Fox and Moreau, who both seemed perican celestial in.

For me, good luck placed me next to Mr. Adair, heritance, never did more fervent devotion, and more up. Paris in Junot's carriage; and the General, having no en.

ried me with him into every corner of England, ostentatious virtue, form part of that inheritance. Beside gagement, gladly seized the opportunity of meeting the

at once so lively and piquant, that, on leaving the te this angel of goodness knelt Monsieur de la Harpe, forcibly linteresting travellers, whose brilliant reputation had pre plumed myself on having made the tour of the line striking his breast, and loudly demanding pardon of Heaven ceded them to France,

doms. This gentleman spoke of bis illustrious faire and earth for the errors of his turbulent youth, and the The ladies had no sooner withdrawn, than M. M. de Nar

an enthusiasm that evidently came from his care fatal influence which his opinions and writings had pro bonne and E. Dupaty arrived. The former was celebrated

seemed like the spontaneous effect of second nature duced at the beginning of the Revolution. Visfortune for his talents and his graceful manners, and was regarded remarks on French attairs were so profound a had restored him to religion ; but he made too great a as a perfect model of French urbanity. Emanuel Dupa'y that I could not too much appreciate the benetto show of repentance, and his expiation would, perbaps, was the son of the President of that name, and his literary

versation. have been more touching had he madeless parade about it. productions had already placed him in the rank of our | It will not be expected that I should endeavour to Mass being ended, Monsieur de la Harpe and Madame

| word for word, all the shrewd and witty things that

Junot felt a laudable pride in relating the origin of his Bernard returned to the chateau, while the ladies, repair au, while the ladies, repair | brilliant military career, for which, like many other men said during the two hours we sat at breakins. "

brilliant ing to the river, which washed the walls of the park, at that period, he was indebted to a happy moment and an cussed war and politics, literature and the fine arts

extraordinary presence of mind. Buonaparte, when combathed in the pure waters of the Seine, beneath tents manding at the siege of Toulon, advanced before the line to drew comparisons between the two nations, and which were pitched for the purpose. They returned before

ask for some one who could write to his dictation. Junot

offered himself; hordly had he finished the first page of his ten o'clock, when Monsieur de la Harpe delivered his lec manuscript, when a howitzer, fired from the works, fell so | Fox and Moreau are entitled to the first notice

near hin as to cover him with dust. “The enemy has been seemed like two friends meeting after & long aus "It was from the recital of this venerable man, that Ma kind enough to send me some sand just when I want it," dame Recamier got Munerey to paint a picture, representing said he very coolly, shaking his paper. This pleased Buo. The former joined to the most amiable wii, .. the last benediction, given by the Abbe L'Enfant, Louis the naparte, and he made him his Aide-de-Camp. One star Sixteenth's confessor, to the victims who were collected in a ruled both their destinies, and Junot made a rapid advancechapel of the Abbey, during the mgssacres in the prison, ment, wbich, however, was closed by a very tragical death.

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