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Men and Manners. 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, il HORÆ HIBERNICE.

large scale, not a muscle moved but those employed with pipers, and fiddlers, and fifers, and drumm

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; and, after parading the purlie

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

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

except when he turns it up shrewdly to repel the of the morning."
Dou't you take vinegar--there's the bread ;
We'll just have a pipe and off to bed."

shafts of the witling which may be aimed at him: So far are oysters a source of luxury, employme
Every time the wit opens his mouth,

and amusement, and fill the part allotted, in

The fisherman opens an oyster. Although we are accused, and, perhaps, with jus

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.

Dublin, Jan. 31, 1828.

J. G. that of epicurism will not fall heavily on us. The coast, he comes with his little cargo, (a part propoor 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 PAN The love of every thing Irish pervades us even to to our man of the sea; he never shifts or drys himthat 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 anla 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 Roberta make little of, or retrograde the “march of mind;" furnished apartment, low, and soot-coloured, the gentleman highly distinguished in his profession, med I merely say that an Irishman, dine where he may, glare of a solitary gas-lamp gives out a flickering of different learned societies, and one of the Surgeon 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 productie the sandy plains of Araby, or the simplest shieling there may be seen “goodly sights” indeed. Here, highly spoken of by gentlemen of the faculty

, and 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, of the work; it will be sufficient to insure for it the

We shall not pretend to give any thing like an and 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 bringing up of youth, to state, that it exhibits species of the amor patrie, but how low in the eyes of gratify the senses. Here is to be seen the man, in astrous consequences of many prevalent abuses metaphysicians I am not now about to discuss, nor whom no social feeling exists, walk in solus cum solo, treatment of children; the fatal eff-cts of mans 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, sometime 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,in 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 remote whether animal or vegetable.

ventri.) His first word is “waiter!”--the oyster- It is a melancholy fact, that a great proportid Lord Byron says, “Oysters and eggs 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, no 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 ali 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, be strin 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 supra

to other causes. From whatever sources this great will find not only oysters in season, but Irish lads to attendant. The “gay soul” again arrives, but sur-their systems, scruple not to charge Providence sit 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

, 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, because 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 ex 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 childbea. 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- solitary gourmand, who gluts himself and goes off, 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 the the oyster colonies in those parts of Ireland, that tony. Such characters are singular in this “island 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- his labours. But though the political economist

handling and various accidents, such is often the murphies. These genera are to be had in abuu- ture are drawn; they who do not rise in such relief, with philosophical calmness upon this waste of dance, and the citizen, rolling home in rather a but are, nevertheles, in chiaro-scuro, feast and fun, but 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 treatmen 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 that 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 ini portant stations in society, before us we have many statements and arguments to 7 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 so, -common humanity, to put the namelss 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 quase 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 kcowledge of an evil is, generally species of oyster eating, or whatever else you may not oyster-women and men? The twenty-ninth day siderable step towards its removal; and that approape call it; but, if you wish to see the real Carlingfords, of September in every year is a great day for Iretion must be considerably increased when the end in the jewels of, the pearly prize of all who land." All the men employed in the conveyance 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 emman sweetest of the shelly brood, let him to the R--ecious 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, interest 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 comes mal salt water, fall of oysters, the true ostrea edulis, his to town in full procession,--their hats decorated with particularly home to the feelings of parents


ving, in the preceding sections, given the data on which . To J. Meadon, of Millbrook, near Southampton, for To J. Gilbertson, of Hertford, for an improvement in te 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

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 Bigoti, 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

of this result,--the unhealthiness of large towns, for improvements in machines adapted for spinning, of January.- 2 months. eness of living, -improper practices, the neglect of doubling, twisting, roving, or preparing cotton, &c.-sch To J. Evans the younger, of Moreton Mills, near Wal

lingford, Berks, for improvements on steam-engines.nation, &c. &c. He concludes the first portion of of December..- 6 months.

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 ges at which they generally prove fatal, -illustrated manufacturing the same: communicated from abroad.- in the waterproof stiffening for hats: communicated from table. The second part treats of the structure, func-4th of December.6 months.

abroad.--151h of January.--6 months. and temperament of the body in infancy and child.

To D. Ledsam and W. Jones, of Birmingham, for To W. Newton, of Chancery lane, for an improved ; and the duties and qualifications of wet nurses.-- nails. - 4th of December.—6 months. improvements in machinery for cutting sprigs, brads, and surgical chair-bed, with various appendages.- 15th of

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 Sishing sess, 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. mby nature, a wei 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 made 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 Bice, without any sufficient reason, are made aware To J. H. Sadler, of Hoxton, Middlesex, for improve- purposes.-151h of January.—6 months.

To W. Erskine Cochrane, Esq. of Regent-street, for danger of the latter alternative, and the difficulty ments in power-loon1s.--13th of December.-6 months.

To R Rewcastle, of Newcastle upon Tyne, for an im. improvements in certain apparatus for cooling, and other bearing the former, free from objections, with the proved method of ballasting ships or vessels. — 13th of De. purposes.--15th of January:—6 months. pas consequences that may follow, in both cases, ifcember.-—6 months.

T, J. Taylor Beale, of Church-lane, Whitechapel, and till 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 it 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

of January.-6 months. the death of their offspring, or entail upon them tion---131h of December.-—6 months.

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 other animals - 191h of at the bare supposition of their being capable of To I1. Peto, of Little Britain, for an apparatus for January.-6 months. ying the health or lives of their children ; but there generating power.- 13th of December.-6 months. To G. Jackson, of Saint Andrew, Dublin, fr improve.

To J. A. Berollas, of Nelson-street, City-road, for a ments in machinery for propelling boats and other vessels, cany, 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 improvement to be applied to his lately igree with Mr. Roberton, that she who determines invented detached alarum watch.-13th of December.

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

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

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 s; 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 resep, exercise, and amusement; the treatment of bowel and for its application to other purposes.—18th of Decem- sources, of a contented, happy, healthful, and respectable

ber.-6 months. blaints; and concludes with a notice of the transmis.

appearance, with gold watches and a variety of other costly To T. Tyndall, of Birmingham, for improvements in ornaments. It is a matter 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 eh as are predisposed to particular diseases. municated from abroad. - 18th of December. -6 months. a gentleman will be retained, keenly recollecting how they s volume should be put into the hands of every To J. George, of Chancery lane. Esq. Barrister-at-law, had been compelled to part with their own. Some have z and every nurse; it might also be consulted with for his invention for preserving decked ships or vessels, so carriages, horses, servants

, &c. These are treated with as to render them less liable to dry rot, and for preserving marked respect ; bows and smiles at every turn; but, in en«Sicial 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, proper 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. sem parsued with regard to them, and the advan. power and motion, applicable to the propelling of tixed ma a situation in the first. These wear upon their visages a

The second class is composed of those who formerly held fa contrary line of proceeding.

chinery, as also floating bodies, carriages, and other loco. look of care and deep anxiety, and have nearly drained ogclusion, we again strenuously recommend it to motive machines.--19 h of December.-6 months. their resources dry, their friends beginning to'shy, and rest 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 which improvements are also applical le to other useful same clothes on, though still of genteel appearance. Their

horses, &c. all sold off, and their watches and ornaments n-gite this volume an attentive perusal, for it purposes. -21st of December: 6 months.

To C. A. Furguston, of Mill Wall, in the parish of All at the pawnbroker's, when many of them rapidly descend as much to benefit them.” To mothers we need Saints, Poplar, mast-maker, and J. Falconer Atlee, of to the third class. This being observed, an awkward show thing; 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. it offspring.

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

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 Improve sage of Auids.-2d of January, 1828.--6 months. dried up, and their connexions and friends (hopeless of

To T. Botfield, of llopton 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, or deepest distress, want, and despair, not knowing where to phical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mineralogical smelting and making of iron.--2d of January.--4 months. obtain a meal one day over another, or how to secure a nomena, or singular Facis in Natural History; To J. Hall, jun. of Ordsall, near Manchester, for im- hed night after night, their clothes faded and ihreadbare. 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. Al night they flock R. W. Enfield. of Biriningham, for bis improve- purpose. -- 20 of January.-6 months.

to the English hazard houses, where they bary 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 conditions. arts 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 trémber, 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.

in 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, a nearest to him, whether black or red, and that when that dressed in a blue coat, with giit buttons, and black anxieties that occupied my mind for several months colour lost, he only drew a two one pound stake, and breeches. Even in the softer parts of tragedy he sails ;- vious; the fear that I should not outvie my com pecitori when it won, he had to pay seven pounds to a five and he is rugged and harsh, and consequently Greek and Ro. beauty, although I placed great reliance on my person two one-pound stake. He communicated his suspicions man parts are his forte. Put into him the fire of strong to Fielder, the proprietor, who, on the captain's next feeling, and he will explode in a blaze ;-see him in Dao charms; the anxiety I felt, afraid that the milliner sbal 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 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 iwo 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 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 week before I scare 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 The caplain 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 aner 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 fusion, and received a torrent of the lowest abuse, in spite

master of the ceremonies. I well remember the bar 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 die Palais Royale, where they play from five francs to twelve thousand, (about £500 English) He threw a purse, con.

raise my eyes to notice whether there was any taining that amount, consisting of Louis and billets de

appearance was superior to my own, or whose dress banc, upon the colour nearest the windows. The colour 1 Castle......D-4

1 Queen inust take constructed with more elegance and richness. lost on which 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 garden, and deposited, unperceived, the rich-filled purse

the white plays.

sites which I had, in the warmth of my imaginaties safely in his pocket. The other was ferched. It contained

2 Knight ...F-6

2 Pawn

picted. His person was noble and graceful, his comme 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 de paper.-Life in the West.

4 Bishop......F-8

4 King ......G_8 ment indicated him to be a man possessed of superior 5 Bishop......H-6XMATE.

lities. I need now only add, that he became the p The Drama.

of my after years, and I never had cause to regret the White to move and win in four moves.

moment I met with bim at the ball. THE THEATRE.

Just published, price 23. 6d. Black.

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

panion for Students in the SCHOOL of REFORM He made his first appearance this year on Saturday, in the part of lago. Every body seems to like Young

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My country's good, with a respect more tende, not only the public, but even his professional brethren;

More holy and profound, than mine own lig and it is no easy task for a perforiner to make himself liked by them. Young is probably more of a gentleman

Sold in Liverpool, by EDWARD WILLMER and To

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 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 from the forthcoming work of Mr. Wat the general impression produced by them, you feel satis

Irving will be perused with interest by all our readers 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 of our here and there to remind us or Salvator Rosa—no glimpses

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

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

whose communications have been already noticed. 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



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

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


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

lock, and the other from the Rev. Mr. Macgowan. could, when the mood was on him, rise up to the sun with the eagle, than he who regularly sustained himself at the



series of letters had been selected for insertion in der respectable height of the lark. Mr. Young is a performer of the latter description, and, therefore, it is in grave, gen.

before we were favoured with the suggestion of AC

MY FIRST BALL. teel comedy that we like him most, considering the higher

Reader. The first shall appear in our next puble walks of tragedy almost beyond bis reach. Give him a


We agree with our correspondent, that the article pas part where the passions never become so overwhelmingly

very considerable interest; and the evident acquainte

SIR, I am now at a "certain age," and the follies and strong as to interfere with the studied grace of action and vanities natural to my sex have become dissipated : I am no

the writer with the scenes he describes, greatis end 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. Ali's Fatal Secret before

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. longer wish to display

my fine person to the best advantage. J.S. D. we presume did not see the note we addressed 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 Sketch Hamlet, and even his Brutus are cold and tame; and he and gay, by the beautiful tiaras which I delighted to dis. CHESS.—We shall next week reply to Juvenis, of Lieder

Life of Mary. dares not attempt Coriolanus or Virginius. For the same reason, his lagoma deep, quiet, calculating villain-his play ; neither do I feel gratified with showing the elegant

thank Juvenis for having paid the postage of his let Lord Townly-his Penruddock his Stranger, and many snood of blue ribbon, with which I bound my luxuriant ceremony which a correspondent about a fortnight 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 unta 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, which is selma has not the taste, or the ease, or the delicacy of perception

It was in the summer of the year 17—, when I was in

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E. S.

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. SOMALOUS 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 thotr

clement. n the Kaleidoscope of January 22, where we de tinct 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 ibed the living insect lately found in the centre of of no avail at the expiration of half an hour, or America. Some months afterwards, as he was making

some small shells from a sailor who brought them from olid log of Zebra-wood, we observed that the cir- an hour at the furthest. A supply of fresh air, up an assortment of these shells, he perceived that they nstance 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; ich had fallen within our own immediate obser- although, like man, they may be furnished with to convince himself further, he broke several, and found fon, 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. ity of relating.

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

Living Animals in Horse-beans. ided 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, centre 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 they often rest upon that kind of evidence which the discovery of such animals

, we ought to call in of many of them containing small winged animals within

I cracked above a score furnished with these at very satisfactory to those who wish to draw the aid of analogy to regulate our belief; and if them. conclusions from indisputable data. We are

we can be assured, by actual observation, or by un- flies, which, on opening the beans, immediately flew away

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

, large enough

to admit

the is animal has been lately found by certain work- necessarily conclude that such animal is sustained by finest needle, yet the

fly was as large as a middle-sized engaged in sawing up stone or timber, in a certain means with which we are wholly unacquainted ; and pea, and must have remained some time to acquire such

strength and capability of escaping. ve; 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

The Bouquet. lif the chain of evidence were investigated, it would can exist for a day, a week, or a month, under such a be found incomplete,—as the workmen who thing that we can prove to the contrary, live under circumstances as we have supposed, it may, for any " I have here only made a nosegay of culled powers, and have

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

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

tion, and the organization of what are termed the periodical, from which we intend to make occasional phenomenon of so very extraordinary nature as

inferior animals differ materially, facilitates our selections, for the amusement of our readers. We

belief in those most surprising phenomena—the dis- were particularly struck with the delineation of man. Existence, 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 practic Nature, observes, that some of the microscopic ani- a gentleman, who, whatever his present station 1 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 kological theories may rest upon sound data. ay well authenticated facts, therefore, which tend and quickly recover life and motion by the fresh ad-racters of several of the personages, who are the

when the fluid in which they existed is dried up; polished circles of European society. The chabrow 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 mble : 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 nlar 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 1 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 le in their degree, if they tend to assist us one

viparous. in our reasonings upon a subject so apparently

than by transcribing the whole of the article.

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


rather a disproportionate preface to the two short When we first introduced this insect to the public atten- extracts from our portfolio, which led us to take up SCENE-Clichy; the Residence of Madame Recamier,

we promised that we would watch its progress, and oc- the subject, and which we are about to transcribe. nally put forth a bulletin on the subject. In conformity Those extracts are copied from one of our manu this promise we paid it a visit on Saturday, and found

“ Le souvenir, présent célesto, a well as could be expected." It is, to the full, as lively as script volumes, and their only importance arises from

Ombre des biens que l'on n'a plus, as when we first saw it; but it burles itself deeper than their being scrupulously faithful records of phe

Est encor un plaisir qui reste at, in the sawdust, which serves it for bed, and (we prenomena which we personally witnessed, and closely

Après tous ceux qu'on a perdur." diet also. It does not seem to have undergone that se 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 to a winged lasect,

Paris, Madame Juliette Recamier occupied, at Clichy-la


No. I.

brated passage

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 opinica 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 it 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 Car 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 MX 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 Montmore 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.

Zaire, vous pleurez!" was a convincing who, reviving from amidst the darkness of the Revolusi 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 Fred 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 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 Morean 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, 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 te to be rising. I had recently returned from Sweden, whi. emphatically on those passages which he had induced Vol. 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 searcely knew each other es not recover the property, the restoration of which I had losopher of Ferney, and the assurance that his criticisms by name. They observed before they spoke, and, 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 vara 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. 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 speedin 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, 1ficient 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 in 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, the most accomplished being that an ardent imagination could put into the mouth of his jealous Sultan. At ten o'clock is admired in bis own country. May I have the ples desire to call a friend.

the young actor, Lafond, whose brilliant suecess had al- of introducing my friends to you, and also to Mr. Er The clock of the chateau had struck seven, when, one seady 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 which 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 converse 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 past, Madame Ray dame Bernard, was leaving on her arm, and she was fol failçd to be present at our morning lessons. We repeated seemed a little cmbarrassed when entering into a som lowed by her cousin, Madame Franchiskini, her friend, some scenes from Atalie, Iphigenie, and Esther. Jupot company, or appearing in public places, where every Mademoiselle Lamefiueri, Monsieur La Harpe, and my declaimed very well, and was particularly successful in was fixed upon her, where her every motion wag gelf. Having undergone purification with the holy water energetic passages. His figure was well suited to those nized, and her most simple expressions commerad at the door, the litile procession walked primly into the parts in which Talma excelled, and to Shakspeare's heroes, It consequently bappened, that the timidity, me church; and it was very edifying to see us, after that pious with whom Ducis had made us acquainted. He delivered, in a woman of very tender years, was often misde 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 habitudes de 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 sich which I will attempt to describe. thus :

from prejudice, & taste which appreciated all that 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 knorta agaid open for the reception of the pious, still exbibited

tout autre soldat paraîtrait une offense, Moi, j'aime à répéter qu'à force de vertu

without the slightest ostentation, might entile a 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 handsome room, which looked to a beautiful parter indicated its original destination. On the wreck of an in; for I every moment expect Mr. Fox, Mr. Erskine, 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, and the same time; and when the character of the the sacred mysteries were performed by the parish priest

, and who have requested that I would invite them to break- viduals assembled together that forenop is recalca who had miraculously escaped from the massacres of the fast with General Moreau. They will be delighted to will excitc no surprise that, in a few minutes

, there Abbey on the 3d of September." Beneath the vaulted know you, and therefore I hope you will stay; and if 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 bereia blasphemies 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. Julietes lovely as Hope, now raised her pure soul to the Giver of excused himself, having to attend a rehearsal at the

Comé. to Fox and Moreau, who both seemed perfectly all Good. If true pietý be a remnant of our celestial in. die Françuise at one o'clock. He therefore returned to For me, good luck placed me next to Mr. Adair, heritance, never did more fervent devotion, and more un. 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 e this angel of goodness knelt Monsieur de la Harpe, forcibly interesting travellers, whose brilljant reputation had pre plumed myself on having made the tour of the three striking his breast, and loudly demanding pardon of Heaven ceded them to France.

doms. This gentleman spoke of bis illustrious friend 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 beste fatal influence which his opinions and writings bad pro- bonne and E. Dupaty arrived. The former was celebrated seemed like the spontaneous effect of second parents duced at the beginning of the Revolution. "Misfortune for his talents and his graceful manners, and was regarded remarks on French affairs were so prasound and juice 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 benefit of tás show of repentance, and his expiation would, perhaps, was the son of the President of that name, and his literary versation. have been more touching had he made less parade about it. productions had already placed him in the rank of our

It will not be expected that I should endeavour to de Mass being ended, Monsieur de la Harpe and Madame • Junot felt a laudable pride in relating the origin of his said during the two hours we sat at breakfast W

word for word, all the shrewd and witty things that Bernard returned to the chateau, while the ladies, repair brilliant military career, for which, like many other men 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. bathed in the pure waters of the Seine, beneath tents manding at the stage of Fowion, advanced before the line to drew comparisons between the two nations, and en which were pitched for the purpose. They returned before ask for some one who could write to his dictation. Junovoured to allot to each her peculiar merits. 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 notiss.

" It was from the recital of this venerable man, that ma- kind enough to send me some sand just whenem anderen seemed like two friends meeting after a long abwe 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 wit, great! Sixteenth's confessor, to the victims who were co lected in a ruled both their destinies, and Junot made arupid advantar liancy of conversation, and a gaiety as unrestrained a chapel of the Abbey, during the massacres in the prison, ment, wbich, however, was closed by a very tragical death.ducing. The latter, simple and modest, gave his op:4

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