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h so much reserve, and listened with so marked an at- arrived from travels through Germany, Denmark, and and her charming daughter arrived, we were preparing to tion, that it needed not the aid of his bright reputation Sweden. He congratulated me on a circumstance at once hear the reading of M. de Longchamps' work. These make him cherished and beloved by all who had inter- so useful and agreeable. “Yes, doubtless,” said I, “when ladies requested to be allowed to form part of the learned use with him. With what an exquisite simplicity did one is not forced to travel, for then it is not so pleasant, Areopagus, and the author was soon surrounded by a Dot say to Erskine, who was giving us a short account and causes so much chagrin, that little room is left for brilliant circle. He then read his clever comedy in one the trial of Thomas Paine, whom he unsuccessfully de observation."_" At your age," he replied, " such lessons act, which, a few days after, was performed with merited aded, " Ah !” said he, “I by rights should have been are comparatively easy; by and by they would be inore se success on the stage. He was congratulated both on the luja. Such was the wish of my family. I owe it vere, but I hope you will never bave any thing more to do choice of his subject and the beauty of his verse. M. de inly to fortune, and partly to my own liking, that I am with them again.” In saying these words, he took me by la Harpe, usually a severe judge, assured the author that sidiar; but one is so little the master of the part he is the hand, and accompanied them with such a look of be the reader afforded him much pleasure. He was comBet in the world, that it is only at the end of our career nevolence, that I at once felt how much he deserved to be menting very judiciously on the greater or less degree of I we can really blame, or applaud, the choice we made loved as well as admired. “You must come with your merit of some scenes, when Abraham, the dancing-master, commencement.” M. de la Harpe was seated next fair friend to England,” he resumed, “when she visits us, par excellence, arrived at three o'clock to give his lesson. irskine, and had every facility of questioning and re- as she has promised to do; and I shall be happy to show Within a few days, Vestris bad composed for the young ng to him. The distinguished lawyer, and the cele- you every thing we have worth seeing. You will not then Hortense Beauharnois a new gavotte, which bore her d writer, let fly at each other sallies of wit and elo- be a forced traveller, and that makes a material difference."' name. One of the ladies played on the tambourine, the lete; and when, occasionally, M. de Narbonne attempt " Ah! Sir, it was but just now that your friend, Mr. other danced with a shawl, throwing it into various folds, i generalize the conversation, each made a point of Adair, taught me to feel so much respect for your coun. and both wheeled round their cavalier

. Juliette was then tting to what he knew of the history of some of the try and your countrymen, that I cannot regard myself as a pupil of the dancing master, and Lady Georgiana Gor

For instance, Moreau's retreat, Fox's addresses a stranger, either with you or him.” Some of the com- don, whom Abraham likewise taught, already danced King for compelling Pitt to preserve peace, Ers- pany then rejoined us, and M. Moreau taking the arm of delightfully. It was proposed to postpone the lesson till speeches on the Jury Bill, Narbonne's Administra- Mr. Fox, we returned slowly to the chateau.

to-morrow; but the gentlemen begged that this might not La Harpe's Course of Literature, the praiseworthy Such were the first and few words which I exchanged be done, and even desired that the gavotte might be rewhich marked the public and private life of Montmo- with this celebrated man. Pox descended into the tomb peated in the saloon, that they might pass their opinion

the valour of Junot, the charming poetry of Du- before I began to be a little spoken of in the world. I upon it. The ladies allowed themselves to be a little and Longchamps, were cach, in turn, brought upon appeared before him as one of the least known of man- pressed on this point, because they had little expected such ürpet, analyzed and applauded. And if it was pleas. kind. He was in the height of his glory, and I at the spectators. However, they would consent, they said, if or so many celebrated men to shine in the eyes of lowest pitch of my obscurity. My name, perhaps, did they had had a cavalier, who was indispensible, as the other, it was not the less gratifying to observe those not rest a whole day in his memory. I am happy, how. gavotte was arranged for three persons.

“ Let that be no of approbation, which admiration and esteem drew ever, that I had the good fortune to meet him, and con- bindrance,” said Espinchal, who danced then, as well as in favour of the charming woman whose attractive verse with him. There is a virtue in the look of such a he has since bravely fought, "if that be your only obEce had drawn around her so great an assemblage of man, and a powerful charm is attached to its recollection. jection, it can be easily obviated ; and if you will permit

On entering the saloon, we found there M. M. de Lon me, ladies, I will try to recollect it, having seen it danced dee was just being served, when we heard the tram- guerue and Chazet

, who had just arrived. As soon as at Madame Campan’s, at St. Germains', at the ball which of horses in the court-yard, and presently Eugene they were presented, M. de Lamoignon asked Madame followed the representation of Atalie. There was then no * Harnois, and his two friends, Philippe de Segur and Recamier to sing. She sat down to her harp, and accom- possible objection. The want of a band was supplied by

olite d'Espinchal, were announced. Young and spi- panied herself in Plantade's pretty romance, " Le bien Abraham with a kit which he drew from his pocket; and illustrious not only on account of his own glory, but aimez, ô ma chere Zelie.” Juliette was so beautiful, her never, perhaps, did two more celestial creatures move with at of his father-in-law, Eugene was not in the least voice was so sweet, and Manderman had made her so greater precision of step, and gracefulness attitude. dicated with so great a share of success. You might complete a musician, that the whole company was in rap. They reminded me of the most elegant of the female is recognise, under the elegant uniform of a Colonel des ture at hearing her. Felix de Longuerue took advantage figures on the Herculaneum vases. Juliette executed her Tea of the Guard, the same young man who, but a few of this moment of ecstacy, to make a drawing of Mr. Fox, part with all the lightness of a nymph, raising the tam. before, was as good a son as he was afterwards a sol- whose marked features and expressive countenance were bourine above her head at every bound ; and the graces of

-Ebo supported his mother and sister by the fruit of easily caught. He finished his sketch before the romance Lady Georgiana's beautiful form were heighteted by her ibour as a journeyman joiner at Bordeaux,—who, in was concluded, and we were all struck with the resem. management of the shawl, the waving folds and transpaEt lapse of time, had been transported from the plains blance.

rent gauze of which, as she alternately furled and un. aquered Italy, to the feet of the pyramids of Egypt, “In such agreeable company, time passes rapidly.” furled it, sostituted the adopted son of him whom France called Segur, who made this remark, added, that the First

“Now half concealed, now half unveiled her charme" kiour, and all Europe pronounced a hero. Advanc-Consul's carriages had been in waiting for an hour in They were praised and applauded with all the enthu. rith an unassuming air to Madame Recamier, he the avenue. The party then broke up; Fox and his siasm of delight. This pleasant and unexpected ballet

her to allow him to express his regret at arriving friend took leave of La belle Chatalaine, soliciting per. being over, the company gradually left Clichy. The te to an entertainment to which it had given him so mission to repeat their visit, a favour which she granted Duchess of Gordon took Juliette and myself in her carriage,

i pleasure to be invited. But he added, " that hav. as those do who know how to receive one. Eugene and to the Bois de Boulogne; and these short moments sufheen detained by the First Consul in the details of Segur followed them, but d'Espinchal remained with us; ticed to make us acquainted with the real merit of Lady

e service, he had been but that moment able to make and it may be taken for granted, that, after their depar- Georgiana. Her reflections and judicious observations apscape,” and appealed, for the confirmation of this ture, our laudatory remarks on such interesting travellers peared to belong to an understanding not common at her 9, to Segur and Espinchal, who, he said, had been were not soon exhausted. We were still talking about years; and her criticisms bore the stamp of the most 13 for him upwards of two hours in the court of the them, when the Duchess of Gordon, and her daughter, finished education. assel

. Then, going up to Mr. Fox, "1 fatter my. Lady Georgiana, now Duchess of Bedford, were announced. said he, “ I shall shortly be enabled to make some This afforded another apportunity of doing honour to the

METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. ods to you, Sir, for I am commissioned by my mother merit of the English who were then visiting France. The ccompany you to Malmaison, and have preceded Duchess of Gordon was quite natural and affable. But

(From the Liverpool Courier.] by a few minutes the carriages that are to conduct some mistakes which she made as to the meaning of cer. thither, with your friends, as soon as you can tear tain French words contributed as much to her fane, in self from the fascinations with which I see you are Paris, as did her high rank and superior accomplishments. Feb. surrounded. I shall have much pleasure in being More graces and more beauty were never united in the guide.” He then introduced Segur and Espinchal same person than in Lady Georgiana Gordon. It will

N.E. Cloudy. travellers, and shaking hands with the friends he readily be owned, that it required no small share of per

N.E. Cloudy. in the company, sat down to the table like a soldier sonal attractions to shine as this lady did in the company

Cloudy.

Fair. stomed to hasty repasts, of which the rapid meals of of Madame Recamier, who was the most celebrated beauty First Consul did not allow him to forget the practice. of Paris. But she had so charming and so virginale an 6th, Rain during night.

11th, Very stormy during night, with heavy fall of snow. few moments after, we rose from breakfast, and expression, and there was so much sweetness in the counped according to choice or accident, proceeded to take tenance, and so much gracefulness in the deportment of Jk in the park. Juliette took my arm, and we were this belle Anglaisé, that the prize of beauty seemed, in the temperature-extreme during night,38:12; eight, a.m, 41:2;

Monthly mean of atmospherical pressure, 29:71; mean left alone with Fox. She again introduced me to opinion of almost every beholder, equally due to each of noon, 44:9; extreme during day, 90: general mean, 12:13

prevailing wind, easterly; highest temperature during the as a friend of her infancy; who, she aded, had just these two lovely women. At the moment the Duchess (month, 58 ; lowest, 23.

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REMARKS FOR JANUARY.

THE LOVER'S DIRGE

Poetry.

MARIE ANTOINETTE.

It is said that the last words addressed by the ill-fated Marle Antoinette to her weeping daughter were these: "Fear every thing from man: hope all things from God I"*

Trust not in man: 'twere as the flash

That brightens all around,
When, lo! the heaving billows dash,

And thunders rock the ground !
Trust not in man: 'twere to repose

Upon the treacherous sea,
Or slumber where, wide-spreading, grows

The deadly Upas tree !
Trust not in man : 'twere to rely

Upon a fabled bliss ;
Or on the flow'ry margin lie,

Where yawns the dread abyss !
Trust not in man: the found'ring bark,

Or crumbling ruin hoar,
Were, ah, believe ! less fragile ark

For thee, in sorrowing hour!
Trust not in man: the wildest dream

To which Hope e'er gave birth,
Less false than is the meteor-beam,

The star, whose light is death!
Trust not in man: the pensile reed

That trembles in the wind,
Less feeble prop, in time of need,

Shalt thou, lamenting, find !
Trust not in man; and but alone

Thy every hope repose
On Him, to whom alike is known

Thy weakness, and thy woes !
Hope all from God: but, ah, from man

Fear all the heart can fear;
The hidden snare, the traitor plan,

Blight, ruin, and despair !
Fear all from man: and but on God,

My child, for aid rely;
Then shalt thou pass, secure, the flood,

Then thine be sweet to die !
Dwerpool

G. " Craigoes tout des hommes; attendez tout de Dieu in

It was not strange that I should meet

In woman, fickle, vain, and cold,
A heart that nourished deceit,

An intellect of folly's mould.
Yet, blandishments so passing sweet,

As few men could unmoved behold,
And 'twas my fate to know their power,
And feel their dart to this sad hour.
Yet she was young, too young I thought

To practise the coquettish lure,
Her smile seemed with affection fraught,

An index to a mind 100 pure
To harbour guile, and long I sought

To bind her heart so lasting sure,
No force should separate the chain,
Or win her from my arms again.
For, unsuspecting, I had given

To her a first and hallowed love,
Deeming not falsehood could have riven

Vows that were registered above.
So briefly from the mind of one,

Who, meek and gentle as the dove,
Appeared in passive beauty mild,
Nature's fond, pure, untainted child.
Short time we parted, but with tears

She frank confessed her love was mine,
And bade me lull suspicious fears,

No rival could her heart incline
To break the heaven-cemented bonds

That our affections did entwine.
Weakly I trusted, and the maid
Hath all my hopes of life betrayed.
He who a woman's heart would bind

In love and constancy his own,
Must change the nature of her mind,

Which still to novelty is proue :
Por, fickle as the changing wind,

She deems not that one heart alone
A victim to her charms should fall,
But seeks to steal the peace of all.
Proudly exulting in her power,

Her triumph still is incomplete,
If time hath not combined to shower

Contending rivals at her feet :
She views them as her beauty's dower,

And with seducing language sweet,
Will wantonly invade the heart,
Then leave them writhing with the smart
Weak woman first did overthrow

Th' eternal bliss of human kind,
And yet our hearts we madly throw

Where false bood still, too oft, we find ;
We know deceit from them doth flow,

But to their imperfections blind :
E'er we can own the danger run,

They leave us hopeless and undone.
Leigh-street, Red Lion-square, London.

W. P.

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Thou askest why, upon my brow,

There is a settled gloom ;
And why my eyes are fix'd, as though

Their gaze were on the tomb;
And why this frame declines away,
As hastening to its kindred clay?
There was a form, as fair a one

As mortal eye might see ;
There was a step, as light upon

The earth, as step could be:
That form gave rapture to my sight,
Its footstep to my ear delight.
There was a cheek, whose, blooming tinge

'Twas bliss for me to view ;
A light-vein'd lid, beneath whose fringe

There dwelt an eye, whose blue
Outvied that of the violet,
Or summer's sky when sun bas set
There was a smile which ever glow'd

With artless witchery;
A silver voice, whose tones ne'er flow'd

In aught but love to me:
That voice, that smile, possessed the power,
To cheer me in life's darkest hour.
There was a lip that oft has been

To mine in transport prest;
A brow, in grief, would ever lean

For comfort on my breast;
And that high brow, like marble white,
With waving curls of gold was digbt.
Those bright spells from my path are gone;

And faded from the earth
Is that belov'd and lovely one,

Who gave those bright spells birth :
When in its pride her beauty shone,
The cold grave claim'd her for its own.
I saw death's dew fall on her brow,

I mark'd her failing eye;
I saw her cheek's last hectic glov,

Receiv'd her latest sigh :
Thou' may'st conceive,- I cannot tell

,
The anguish of our last farewell.
She droop'd her head and met her lot,

As free from sin's fell stain ;
And, dying, bade me sorrow not,

For we should meet again :
Yes, form of light, I follow thee,

Where death and parting cannot be!
Manchester.

J. BOL TOX

No. X.-[CONTINUED.)

SPECIMENS OF THE ELDER POETS

VERSES TO M

BY PERCIVAL MELBOURNE.

THOMAS LODGE, M. D.

BETTER FED THAN TAUGHT;

A YORKSHIRE TALE.

THE BARGINET OF ANTIMACHUS.

(From England's Helicon)

There was a time when I with joy

Could hail this season of the year, Gay pleasure sparkled in my eye,

My heart was glad, nor knew a fear. I cherished the deceiver, Love,

And hope would whisper to my ear, That not in vain my suit I pressed, Or urged the passion oft confessed. Twas the May morning of my days,

For love till then I had not known, Nor dreamt I of deceiving ways,

But all confiding could have shown A sympathizing heart in which

The infant passion strong had grown, And taken such a lasting root, Twould live until that heart was mute.

A Yorkshire clown, a sad unlucky dog As e'er put hand to plough, or drain'd a bog, The parish parson one day chanc'd to meet, But fail'd to “ doff his hat" the priest to greet ; Whereat the Churchman, looking mighty big, Address'd him thus, with awful shake of wig: “A'nt you a pretty fellow, sirrah, eh ?” “ Yes, zur," cries Hodge, “ so all the lasses say." “Rascal,” exclaims the priest, to frenzy wrought, You saucy knave, you're better fed than taught." “ That's true,” says Hodge," as ony foo may tell, Because yau teach ne; but I feeds mysel. Liverpool, 1812.

lo pride of youth, in midst of day, When birds with many a merry lay

Salute the sunne's uprising; I sat me down fast by a spring, And, while these merry chaunters sing,

I fell upon surmising.
Amidst my doubt, and mind's debate,
Of change of time, of world's estate,

I spyed a boy attired
Jn silver plumes, yet naked quite,
Save pretty feathers fit for flight,

Wherewith he still aspired.

A bowe he bare to worke men's wrack,
A little quiver at his back,

With many arrowes filled :
And in his soft and pretty hand
He held a lively burning brand,

Wherewith he lovers killed. Fast by his side, in rich array, There sate a lovely lady gay,

(His mother, as I guessed,)
That set the lad upon her knee,
And trimm'd his bow, and taught him flee,

And mickle love professed.
Off from her lap, at sundry stowres,
He leapt, and gathered summer's flowers,

Both violets and roses :
But, see the chance that followed fast !
As he the pomp of prime doth wast,

Before that he supposes.
A bee, that harboured hard thereby,
Did sting his hand, and made him cry-

“Oh, mother, I am wounded !” Fair Venus, that beheld her son, Cryed out—" Alas! I am undone !"

And thereupon she swounded.
“My little lad,” the goddess sayd,
" Who hath my Cupid so dismay'd ?"

He answered—“Gentle mother,
The honey-worker in the hive
My griefe and mischief doth contrive ;

Alas! it is none other."
She kist the lad—now mark the chance !
And straight she fell into a trance,

And, crying, thus concluded :“Ah, wanton boy! like to the bee, Thou with a kiss hast wounded me,

And hapless love included. "A little bee doth thee affright, But, ah ! my wounds are full of spight,

And cannot be re-cured.”
The boy, that guess'd his mother's paine,
'Gan smile, and kist her whole againe,

And made her hope assured.
She suck'd the wound, and swag'd the sting,
And little Love y-cured did sing:

Then let no lovers sorrow;
To-day, though griefe attaint his heart,
Let him with courage bide the smart,
Amends will come to-morrow.

• A Jig.

AN EVENING WALK IN BENGAL.

Enough, enough, the rustling trees
BY BISHOP HEBER.

Announce a shower upon the breeze,

The flashes of the summer sky
Our task is done ! on Gunga's breast

Assume a deeper, ruddier dye ;
The sun is sinking down to rest,

Yon lamp that trembles on the stream,
And, moored beneath the tamarind bough,

From forth our cabin sheds its beam;
Our bark has found its harbour now.

And we must early sleep, to find
With furled sail, and painted side,

Betimes the morning's healthy wind,
Behold the tiny frigate ride.

But, oh! with thankful hearts confess
Upon her deck, 'mid charcoal gleams.

Even here there may be happiness ;
The Moslem's savoury supper steams,

And He, the bounteous Sire, has given
While all apart beneath the wood,

His peace on earth-his hope of heaven!
The Hindoo cooks his simpler food.
Come walk with me the jungle through ;

ANTIQUITIES.
If yonder hunter told us true.
Far off, in desert dank and rude,

Cornage is a tenure by which the landholder is bound
The tiger holds his solitude ;

to give notice of hostile invasion, by sounding a horn. Nor (taught by recent harm to shun

In Ormerod's valuable History of Cheshire, in his account The thunders of the English gun,)

of the hundred of Wirral, there is a brief notice of the Wirral A dreadful guest but rarely seen,

Horn, which, together with a fac-simile of that antique, Returns to scare the village green.

we now subjoin. Come boldly on! no venom'd snake

The horn is now preserved at Hooton; it is slightly Can shelter in so cool a brake.

curved, and tipped with brass at the smaller end; the Child of the sun! he loves to lie

colour varies from yellow to light brown, and is spotted

in shades of blue and black. It is nine inches and a hall 'Mid Nature's embers parched and dry,

in circumference at the broad end, seven inches in the Where o'er some tower in ruin laid,

middle, and two and a quarter at the brass tip. The exThe peepul spreads its haunted shade;

treme length is sixteen inches three-quarters, and the Or round a tomb his scales to wreache,

length across the curve thirteen three-quarters'
Fit warder in the gate of death!
Come on! Yet pause ! behold us now
Beneath the bamboo's arched bough,
Where, gemming oft that sacred gloom,
Glows the geranium's scarlet bloom."
And winds our path through many a bower
Of fragrant tree and giant flower ;
The ceiba's crimson pomp display'd
O'er the broad plantain's humbler shade,
And dusk anana's prickly blade;
While o'er the brake so wild and fair,

Curious Hebrew Manuscript.-A very extraordinary
The betel waves his crest in air.

piece of penmanship is at present exhibited in the room of With pendent train and rushing wings,

the Athenæum. It is a sheet of vellum a yard square, Aloft the gorgeous peacock springs;

containing the books of Ruth, Esther, Job, the Song of And he, the bird of hundred dyes,

Solomon, Lamentations, and Psalms, written in the HeWhose plumes the dames of Ava prize,

brew character, and so disposed as to form a series of So rich a shade, so green a sod,

beautiful figures, representing all the sacred instruments

and furniture of the Temple of Jerusalem-the altar, the Our English faries never trod;

mercy-seat, the cherubim, the candlestick, the tables of Yet who in Indian bow'r has stood,

the law, the columns and the flowers upon their capitals, But thought on England's "good green wood ?”

&c. The work is beautifully written and drawn, and And bless'd, beneath the palmy shade,

was the exclusive labour of three full years. It is the most

curious production of the kind that we have seen. Her hazel and her hawthorn glade, And breath'd a pray'r, (how oft in yain !)

EXTRAORDINARY MATCH.

Lately, the two celebrated pedestrians, Coates and Sut. To gaze upon her oaks again ?

ton, drew together a vast number of spectators in the Wel. A truce to thought! the jackall's cry

lington Cricket Ground, Chelsea, 10 witness their perResounds like sylvan revelry;

formance of the following arduous task, viz.–To walk

backwards one mile-To walk forward one mile-To wheel And through the trees, yon failing ray

a barrow one mile-To trundle a hoop one mile-To run Will scantly serve to guide our way.

a mile—and to pick up fifty stones placed in a straight line, Yet mark ! as fade the upper skies,

one yard apart. Each thicket opes ten thousand eyes.

The first man completing the task to be declared the Before, beside us, and above,

winner. The match was for £20 a-side, and at three The fire-fly lights his lamp of love,

o'clock the umpires and referee being appointed, and every

thing arranged, the men started different ways, round a Retreating, chasing, sinking, soaring,

circle a furlong in length, to perform the task, and did it The darkness of the copse exploring ;

as follows: While to this cooler air confest,

COATES. SUTTON.

Min. Sce.
The broad Dhatura bares her breast,

Walking backwards one mile......... 14
Of fragrant scent and virgin white,

Ditto forwards .........ditto ..

............ 12

11 A pearl around the locks of night!

Wheeling the barrow, ditto

9 50 Still as we pass in softened hum,

Trundling the hoop...ditto

9 Running............ ..ditto.........

10
Along the breezy alleys come

Picking up the fifty stones ............ 12
The village song, the horn, the drum.
Still as we pass, from bush and briar,

66 31 40 The shrill cigala strikes his lyre ;

In wheeling the barrow, Sutton ran it against a young And, what is she whose liquid strain

man who was near one of the posts, and falling with it, Thrills through yon copse of sugar cane ?

hurt himself severely ; but continued his task till about

the third round of trundling the hoop, when he stopped, I know that soul-entracing swell!

and fainted, and was obliged to be conveyed off the ground. It is it must be-Philomel !

Coates continued the task, and performed it as above. • A shrub whose deep scarlet flowers very much resemble Sutton was spitting blood, and remained very ill at six the geranium, and thence called the Indian geranium. o'clock.

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Love in my bosom, like a bee,

Doth suck his sweete ;
Now with his wings he plays with me,

Now with his feete.
Within mine eyes he makes his nest,

His bed amid my tender breast ;
My kisses are his daily feast,

And yet he robs me of my rest. Strike I my lute, he tunes the string ;

He music plays if I do sing; He lends me every living thing,

Yet cruel he my heart doth sting.
What, if I beat the wanton boy

With many a rod,
He will repay me with annoy,

Because a god.
Then sit thou safely on my knee,

And let thy bower my bosom be ; 0, Cupid ! so thou pity me,

I will not wish to part from thee..

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Scientific Notices.

| knife, the patient being so far from suffering in this part Biograhical Notices. of the operation,

that, frequently, she is not aware that it Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve has been done. The vessel manifesting itself, we take a ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin- short incurvated probe, which we slide beneath it at the

ADMIRAL SIR RICHARD JOHN STRACHAN. gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, Phi. lower extremity of the incision; afterwards, with a welllosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mineralogical sharpened lancet, laying open the vein to the extent of This gallant officer, who departed this life, at his hoe Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural History; about a line, that is, one eighth of an inch ; afterwards in Bryanstone-square, on the 3d instant, after a short Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.

intromitting, cautiously, at this orifice the tubule of the severe illness, was the son of Lieutenant Patrick Strada

syringe, so as to satisfy yourselves that, when you operate, and nephew of Captain John Strachan, both of them TRANSFUSION OF BLOOD.

the entrance will be easy; at this time, perhaps, a little navy, the fifth Baronet of that name, on whose den

blood oozes out. This preparation made, we bind up the Dec. 28, 1777, he succeeded to the Baronetage. (From Dr. Blundell's Lectures.)

arm of the person who is to yield the supply of blood, Richard Strachan was born in Devonshire, Oct. 27,

laying open the vein in the usual manner, but making the and at a very early period entered the navy. His prad That the blood of one animal may be substituted for orifice rather free. In a conical tumbler, of large diame. tion to the rank of Lieutenant was on board the Aca the blood of another animal of the same species, is a printer, the blood may be conveniently gathered; and into the of 44 guns, from which he became third Lieutenant ciple which has been placed beyond the shadow of a doubt. syringe, previously washed and chilled by transmission of the Hero, 74, one of Commodore Johnson's squadre Repeatedly, as others have done before me, I have drained water milk-warm, the blood is to be absorbed, as demon. the affair of Porto Praya. He afterwards belonged the dog till it lay in a state of apparent death, the blood ceas strated, from the point of the tumbler through this long Magnanime, 64, and then to the Superb, 74, the ing to issue even from a tubule inserted into the carotid to tubule, in such manner that, although the whole of the ship of Sir E. Hughes, who promoted him, in 19 wards the heart, the circulation, therefore, being entirely blood is not to be taken up lest the air should be drawn in, the rank of Commander in the Lizard sloop, at Be arrested. The animal being, in this condition, to all appear. not more than a dessert spoonful is to be allowed to accu- and further, to the Naiad frigate, captured fire ance dead, I have transfused from another dog, and found, mulate at once in the bottom of the vessel ; in truth, it is French. His commission as Captain was dated April where the operation has been well performed, that the dog, not in the glass, but the barrel of the syringe, that the 1783. After the close of the war with Ameria, to all appearance irrecoverable, has soon afterwards arisen blood should collect. This tubule should be long enough Richard Strachan was appointed Captain of tle from the table, as if it had experienced a resuscitation to throw the barrel of the syringe above and beyond the frigate, which ship was ordered to convey the brothe from the dead.' It is true, indeed, that for two or three brim of the

tumbler, so that it may be completely out of the present Lord Cathcart on an embassy to China. days a little cachexia, or ill-health, has hung about it; the way. That it may enter the vein more easily, the end Excellency was in a bad state of health on his embarta but, in the course of a few days more, the animal has of the iubule should be bevelled, like the tea-pot spout. at Portsmouth; it continued daily growing worse, seemed to recover itself completely, becoming as well as

Two ounces of blood from the arm being absorbed in died on the Vestal's arrival in the Straits of Banca it was before the operation was performed.

this manner, holding the syringe vertically with the tubule ing the stay of Sir Richard Strachan in India, he gre By many it has been imagined hitherto, that, in the above, and the bandle of the piston below, we slowly urge distinguished himself. In November, 1791, while al operation of transfusion, the blood of one genus of animals the piston onward, till, together with all air, about a desing off the coast of Malabar, in the Phænix frigate may be indifferently substitutol for that of another genus the nozzle, by the apposition of the tip of the finger, lest ships to Mangalore, supposed to be laden with stere

sert spoonful of blood has been expelled; and then, closing fell in with La Resolve, of 46 guns, convoying two cart -the blood of the sheep, for instance, for that of the dog; (the piston descending by its own gravity) fresh

air should Tippoo Saib. Sir R. Strachan determined to search the blood of the calf for that of a man; a doctrine which be absorbed, we give the instrument the horizontal direc- vessels, which was resisted by the French Captain, I had myself imbibed. Accordingly, in some of the first tion, and proceed to insinuate the blood into the vein. On action accordingly commenced.

The Phænix had experiments which were made, and which; as far as we approaching the arm of the patient, perhaps we find the killed, and eleveu wounded and La Resolve, twer can learn, were by no means very successful, the blood of orifice obscured by the blood : touch the vein

with a sponge, killed, and forty-six wounded, when the latter strak the brute was substituted for that of the human body; and the aperture may be read as clearly as the letter of a colours, and was searched accordingly, but there but it was first suggested to me by one of my own esteemed book. At this time an assistant may genuly press the vein, thing found to justify lier detention. and respected pupils, Dr. Leacock, that the blood of one where it lies across the probe, which will intercept a fur- On the commencement of the French war, in 173 genus of animals may not, with impunity, be substituted ther exudation ; for the circulation is so low that it is R. Strachan was appointed to the Concorde, of indifferently for that of another genus. Draining dogs of easily arrested.' These preliminaries premised, without and 257 men, when he joined the squadron of for their own blood, he supplied them from the sheep;

and trepidation, with that calm and measured movement of the French coast, under the orders of Sir John B. found that, though the animal was resuscitated for a time, the mind and body, the result, not of mere animal spirits, On St. George's Day, 1793, being to the west the blood of the sheep, circulating in the veins, and per- but of that confidence which arises from a mind well pre- Guernsey, four French ships were obserted start forming the office of the canine, so that the dog was able pared, we proceed to deliver the blood, cautious not to in- to sea, one of which, L'Engageante, after a mer to run about the room,

yet, in the course of ten or twenty terpose unnecessary delay. For this purpose, the tubule rate resistance, in which she was strongly supported invariably

died: Read his inaugural dissertation, pub- inch cowards the heart, it is our next office to infuse the The prize mounted 38 guns, and had three hundred lished at Edinburgh a few years ago ; it is well worth at: blood into the vessel, and very nice and critical is this

point of whom between thirty

and forty were killed and me tentive perusal. Consentaneous experiments, to be found of the operation.

What the heart in women or men night while the Concorde had but one killed, and at large in the Researches,” I have myself made with bear, in a state of vigour, I know not; but reduced, as it wounded.

Sir R. Strachan was soon afterwards appointed blood, and, by means of a proper instrument,

intromitted them, it cannot support a sudden in Aux of the blood. To Melampas, of 42 guns, and was placed under the the human blood in its place;

of those dogs one died on infuse too slowly is an error, no doubt ; for, lying in the of Conimodore Sir William Sidney Smith, where ing t and some, surviving for four or five days, expired, more deteriorated; but, to inject too rapidly, is a still more sels of various descriptions. When Sir Sidney Soil after many cachetic symptoins. So that, it seems, from fatal error: gorge'the

cardiac cavities, and the patient may into the hands of the French, Sir R. Strachan tak experiments of this sort, that the blood of one genus of perish as suddenly as if shot through the heart. With mo- command of the Diamond frigate in his stead. com rently for the blood of another, without occasioning the derate velocity it is that the blood should be infused ; and on the same system of destruction to all ships bee most fatal results. Hence eminently arises a necessity for most cautiously, when the collapsion is great. In pres. meet with. In February,

1799, he was appointed the use of the syringe, as this enables us, in human hæmor. sing forward the piston, from moment to moment, fix your Captain, of 74 guns, and assisted at the capture rhages, to use the human blood; for, even though a horse eye on the countenance, and, if all is well, then proceed French squadron in the Mediterranean ; he served or a sheep were at hand in the chamber, it is very doubtful more boldly; but

if the lip quiver, or the eye.lid dicker, unfortunate expedition to Quiberon Bay and Ferre whether the blood of these animals would save a woman fatal symptoms.) yet it is better to suspend the operation western coast of France.

or if there be restlessness or vomiting, (though these are not had afterwards the command of a small squadrone sinking from bleeding, and I am sure it would be danger until they subside, as, in the present state of our informaous to try it.

During the suspension of hostilities that follore tion, there is good cause for alarm: and let me add, that, Treaty of Amiens, Sir Richard Strachan commune By a variety of experiments, I, long ago, satisfied my after waiting in this

manner, we must not return to the in- Donegal, of 80 guns; and, on the renewal of the self, even previously to the publication of the cases already jection,

until we have obtained a fresh supply of blood. stationed off Cadiz, to watch the French ships through the syringe as through the heart, without becom. nutes (say six or eight)

before more is injected ; but if Amphitrite, Spanish frigate, of 44 guns, from Com ing unfit for the purposes of life. Deterioration it suffers, these first two ounces are well received by the system, we Teneriffe and the Havannah, with despatches; for the animal body. Several dogs I have drained so that ing for eight or ten minutes, till the whole have duly cir- Strachan was appointed one of the Colonels of the altogether dead. Dogs, thus prepared, I have replenished have renewed its vigour : under the extremes of weakness, detached squadron under his orders. On the evenin they have done as well as if transfusion had been performed of blood, for the female system, is a large aggregate quan. French line-of-battle ships, which had escaped from by means of the tube. There are different ways in which transfusion may be delicate

cases

, turn the scale in our favour. If our object on the 4th, that the advanced frigates of Sir Ried performed; the operation may be executed by means of a is simply

to save life, the sinaller quantities must be in- Strachan's squadron could get within gunshot, when well-constructed two-ounce syringe, air secure, made of jected; it to restore vigour, the larger

. The entrance of half-past three the same afternoon, the whole of brass, tinned internally, not offensive with

oil, of course a single bubble of air, though not fatal, is always to be destruck their colours, thus completing the destruction perfectly clean, and to be used in the following manner:- precated. If the respiration be stopped, it is. I fear, in that fleet, in engaging which Nelson lost his valuable One or two bystanders (males are preferable to females) vain, to transfuse. If respiration is at its last gasp, the On the 9th of November, Sir Richard Strachan was the arm of the patient should be prepared as follows:-- | think, certainly destroy in these cases. Would the heart 29th of January, 1806, his late Majesty created his taking a scalpel, at one cut, if tolerably dexterous, we lay bear, at proper intervals, doses of half an ounce, (if the Knight of the Bath, and, about the same period, het bare the bleeding vein, which opens on the eye under the respiration be steady,) we are almost certain of success. Iceived the thanks of both Houses of Parliament; be the

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sted his flag on board the Cæsar, and proceeded to the and front of his offending—the gay and the parti-coloured | is scarcely perceptible within the life of man; but, as far erican coast in pursuit of a French squadron, under coif itself! How did he dwell upon each particular point as our limited observation will allow us to form an opiorders of Admiral Villaumez, one of whose ships, a of seduction it afforded; its knots, its bows, the satin and nion, not less than an average period of two hundred years kundered in a hurricane, and another of the same the lace; then, after he had minutely dissected it, with can be allowed as the time of its coming to full growth, or was driven on shore near the Chesapeake, and after what of scorn and of contempt did he call the attention of fit for cutting. Its first discovery was by the carpenter on destroyed.

the semi-serious auditory to consider it in the aggregate, board of one of Sir Walter Raleigh's vessels, when he put the termination of this service, Sir Richard Strachan and as a matter of mere taste! With what bitterness of into some harbour in the island of Trinidad, in the year employed in the blockade of Rochfort, until the sneer did he enlarge upon its proportions and its form ! 1595, who, having occasion to go on shore to cut some mer of 1809, when he was appointed to command the and, finally, with a voice of thunder, how did he shout pieces of timber, required for work to be done on the ship A part of the expedition to the Island of Waleheren.

out. - Why, good woman, did you not choose something to which he belonged, brought on board a quantity of this the sd of July, 1810, Sir Richard Strachan was better worth being damned for?' Then, after having wood, which, on being worked, from the raw state, exhi, inted with a sword, and the freedom of the city of sufficiently exposed his rib and her ribands, how did hc bited, to the astonishment of all who saw it, that beautiful fon, which had been voted him for his capčure of gently set his feelings on the Montagnes Russes of natural variety of appearance which no ingenuity or art french fiet in 1805. On the 31st of July, 1810, he Charity's elevation, and slide down rapidly, but quietly, can equal. The first use to which mahogany was applied promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral, and on the from the height of his doctoral dignity to the plain of in England, arose from a circumstance purely accidental, of July, 1821, to that of Admiral. He was allowed a friendly and marital appeal !-and how did he, with and was appropriated to the making of a box for holding in of £1000 for his services. Sir Richard Strachan glistening eye and broken voice, with a look of honest candles. Doctor Gibbons, an eminent physician, in the ed, in 1812, Miss Louisa Dillon, by whom he has pride and of genuine love, redeem his previous harshness latter end of the 17th, or beginning of the 18th century, me children.

by dilating upon her many domestic virtues, her conjugal had a brother, a West India captain, who brought over

truth and womanly worth and with what unction did some planks of this wood as ballast, but was not aware of Miscellanies.

he give to the congregation in general, and his absolved its value. As the Doctor was then building a house in helpmate in particular, his benediction--urbi et orbifor King-street, Covent-garden, his brother thought they

there was his city and his world--the wife of his heart, and might be of service to him ; but the carpenters finding the THE REV. ROWLAND HILL.

the children of his affection. In all that Rowland Hill wood too hard for their tools, they were laid aside for a

urged from his pulpit, Christian zeal and Christian cha. time as useless. Soon after, Mrs. Gibbons, wanting a Lowland Hill was then (twenty years ago) much rity were apparent: not the charity of the mitre, which candle-box, the Doctor called on his cabinet-maker to bed by his numerous followers; for, although devoid might not leave its eyry to mingle with the flock beneath, make one of some wood that lay in his garden. Wallas, mee in action, and his expressions homely, often but the homelier charity of man to man,-not confined to ton, the cabinet-maker, on cutting it up, also complained b offend good taste, it was impossible not to believe the frequenters of his Zoar alone, but extended to vice, that it was too hard : the Doctor said, he must get stronger Sheridan's observation, but that his words came and wretchedness, and infamy-to the felon and the pros- tools. The candle-box was, however, made, and highly

from the heart.' They certainly were not allowed titute; for the miserable and abased were his brethren, approved of, insomuch that the Doctor then insisted on I by the way; but rushed forth, like schoolboys and he was the disciple of a man of sorrows, and of one having a bureau made of the same wood, which was acbnfined, without rule or order, and with excessive acquainted with grief.' "-From the New Monthly Magasine. cordingly done ; when the fine colour, beautiful polish, Ir. There was also in the venerable preacher much

&c. were so pleasing, that it became an object of curiosity, high animal spirits of youth, and at times so great

THE MAHOGANY TREE.

and he invited all his friends to come and see it: among on even of its levity, that he often seemed (without The mahogany tree cannot be excelled in magnificence them was the Duchess of Buckingham. Her Grace bg figuratively) as if he would o'erleap the pulpit's and grandeur of appearance by any of the known produc- begged some of the same wood from Doctor Gibbons, and 1, and carry conviction to his auditors by other force tions of the earth of its class; and, could the largest of the employed Wallaston to make her a bureau also; on which, bat of words. Rowland Hill was impartial in oak, which species is usually styled the king of the forest, the fame of mahogany and Mr. Wallaston was much kurs-witness that horrific day that his Madam,' be exhibited in competition, it would dwindle to insigni. raised, and furniture of this sort soon became general. termed his spouse, entered the church later than ficance in the comparison; the enormous size and height Thus, from a circumstance so trivial, has emanated a most simple might warrant, having been detained by of the trunk, the uncommon spread of the branches, the extensive branch of commerce.- Honduras Almanack. sithless milliner in expectation of a new bonnet, space of ground occupied by the roots, altogether convey hich she at length made her appearance as her lord to the mind the idea that it was designed by nature for on his way to the second lesson. With what the use of a more colossal proportion than the present :

Cide Cable. ity of manner did he prepare for his diseourse! the ingenuity and perseverance of man has, however, ob. id he, before he commenced his preachment, regard viated all the difficulties, and reduced the almost apparent

Days. Born. Even. Height Festivals, &c. pless mate with much of reproach; but more, much impossibility of appropriating to his use, a tree, which, of pay and of grieved affection! How awful were it would appear, bas, by nature, been made of too great á

h.m. h. m. ft. in. ms, as he summoned all his energies to the task! size to be brought within his power. Commerce has also Tuesday 18 ! 21 4019 9 Shrave Tuesday.

Ash Wednesday. menacingly, yet how pathetically, did he, in self-made mahogany, from being an article scarcely known, Thursday 21 2 43 3 6 16 i snment and sorrow for female frailty, cast his form to be one of necessity throughout Europe and a great part Friday ....22 3 28 3 5414 i Moon's First Quarter. he cashion, while not a sound disturbed the silence of America. It becomes almost impossible to give the Saturday..23 423 4 51124

Sunday: .24 5 30 6 911 3 1st Sunday in Lent. Loar ; then, how did he, in slow and subdued tones, more minute circumstances attending the growth of this

Monday phize the very original cause of ill—the very head' valuable and much used tree, as its progress to maturity I Tuesday ..26 6 8 37 11

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