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printing types, the printers generally substitute in lieu of there is a mark somewbat like that stamped at the Mint the many beauties and incomparable grandeur of 1 it the inverted comma, which approaches the form of the upon our silver plate. A friend has promised to decipher | bibition more than magnificent—that is sublime. superior c, and in this respect, being in the place of that this mark if it can be traced with sufficient distinctness. Mrs. Glover personated Tullia, as she does every

else, with good sense and propriety, if not with letter, I conceive it to be more proper than the apostrophe, The characters appear to be Chinese, and the probability

y cellence which has characterized her prerions which is entirely a mark of elision. How these names is, that the pot was manufactured in China.

and we really wonder (she must excuse us for sayi came to be contracted at all, I know not; and I believe

that the same good sense does not dictate to this la! no other reason can be assigned for it than that it is cus

March 6, 1780. impolicy of assigning parts to her daughter for

This teapot, now the property of William Robertson, she is, obviously, inadequate tomary. However, contract them as you may, they must D.D., belonged, formerly, to Catharine, Queen of King difficult character, is, certainly, above Miss M. G

Tarquinia, though be pronounced mac: I therefore think it is the more Charles the Second. She brought it with her from Por-power. Further acquaintance with Miss Eyre de Datural and rational way always to write names as they tugal in 1602, when she came to be married to that induce us to alter our opinion of ber : she is upang are pronounced.

Monarch, and it was said to be the first teapot ever seen interesting, and diffident, lacking the pleasing virge

in England. When the Earl of Clarendon was appointed delicate archness of Miss Holdaway, but possessing Liverpool.

THEON.

Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland in 1685, his lady went to of the respectful modesty and winning grace of t

take her respectful leave of Catharine, then Queen- to whom we have before likened her. We vod SUBJUGATION OF TURKEY BY RUSSIA :

Dowager. Her Majesty then made her a present of this therefore, emphatically, of Miss Eyres's Lucretia, teapot, desiring that it might be a memorandum, at her was a very pretty performance.

breakfast, every morning, of the regard she had for her. Coriolanus was repeated on Wednesday. Perhar TO THE EDITOR

When Lord Clarendon was in Ireland, the Duke of Or-cannot question the acting of Mr. Vandenhoff, wes SIR, -At the present time, when a Russian army is in mond invited him and his lady to spend some time with permitted to doubt the strict propriety of his coitua motion towards the frontiers of the Turkish dominions, Jhim at the Castle of Kilkenny. There this teapot was allude to the scarlet tunic used by him in the la and the greater part of Europe is anxiously looking for the used, and shown as a royal curiosity: but by some un Our notion is, (whether well or ill founded, or by result of the threatened war, it may not be unsuitable to

lucky accident it had a fall, and the handle was broken quired, we scarcely know,) that the Romans eide

off. Captain Joho Baxter was at that time steward to the unacquainted with this colour, or that they didne insert in the Kaleidoscope the following reflections of the Duke's estate, and his wife was desired by the Duke to themselves of the knowledge of it. Mr. Kemble inimitable Cowper, upon the probability of the subjuga attend on Lady Clarendon, and perform every office of true, is high authority, and if we had the pleasure i tion of Turkey, so long ago as 1787. They are all con-respect to her while she stayed at Kilkenny. When my Vandenhoff's personal acquaintance, he would pre tained in a letter to his fair relation, Lady Hesketh, dated Lady was taking leave of that delightful place, she made I tell us, that in following Mr. Kemble in this particu Sept. 29, 1787. Yours, &c. E. B.

several presents to Mrs. Baxter, and this teapot amongst conceives himself sufficiently justified. So far wel the rest. Mrs. Baxter afterwards gave it as a great curio- think, notwithstanding, and it is rather presump

sity to her son, Major William Baxter, who presented it certainly,that both of them are in error; but "I have received," says he, “such an impression of the to his daughter Elizabeth, to whom I was married, and correct or not, the subject is interesting, and the i Turks, from the Memoirs of Baron de Tott,' which I thus it became my property; and all this I testify under worthy pursuit. We shall consult authorities, the read lately, that I can handlu help renging the cononest my hand, the above-written W. Robertson, D.D.

and if wrong avow our mistake with the same cu I N.B. This Major Wm. Baxter was the person who that has suggested our scepticism. of that empire by the Russian. The disciples of Maho

ano- I wrote the famous letter to Bishop Burnett, which is inserted A Miss Taylor appears. for the first time, met are such babies in modern tactics, and so enervated in the Bishop's life.

(Monday)as do Miss Mayhew and Mr. Western by the use of their favourite drug; so fatally secure in their) This present handle and silver mounting were put tomorrow.' The ladies are both strangers to us, but predestinarian dreain, and so prone to a spirit of mutiny the pot at my expense.-W. R.

happen to know that the gentleman has had the de against their leaders, that nothing less can be expected.

of a most accomplished instructor in his art, I I became married to Elizabeth Robertson, daughter of professional rumour speaks favourably of him. In fact, they had not been their own masters at this the

o masters at this the aforesaid Wm. Robertson, D.D., who departed this consequently, be expected from him, and we are day had the Russians but known the weakness of their life the 20th of May, 1783, in the 77th year of his age, enough to hope for more than we expect. enemies half so well as they undoubtedly know it and whose remains are deposited in the new churchyard May 26, 1828. now. Add to this, that there is a popular prophecy, at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, by which it became my current in both countries, that Turkey is one day property.

WM. KINNILY." to fall under the Russian sceptre; & prophecy which,

To Correspondents. from whatever source it is derived, as it will natu.

The Drama. rally encourage the Russians, and dispirit the Turks, in

ERRATUM.-- In the piece entitled “Old Times," B (VAOM A CORRESPONDENT.)

fourth stanza, first line, for “Minstrel of Iden' exact proportion to the degree of credit it bas obtained on

“ Minstrel of Erin." both sides, has a direct tendency to effect its own accom.

THEATRE ROYAL

W. R's request has been attended to. The contrases plishment. In the meantime, if I wish them conquered,

the Elder Poets has been received, and shall be appropre it is only because I think it will be a blessing to them to

“What players are they?"

forthwith. be governed by any other band than their own; for, under heaven has there never been a throne so execrably tyran- 1 day last, Mr. Vandenhoff playing the hero; Mrs. Glover, I

Mr. Payne's tragedy of Brutus was produced on Mon. An Epicure is Informed, that, although we have a

practice in guessing at hieroglypbies. We have beco nical as theirs. The beads of the innocent that have been Tullia ; Miss Glover, Tarquinia; and Miss Eyre, Lucre

to give up all hopes of deelphering his; homens

have made out sufident for our purpose, i cut off, to gratify the humour or caprice of their tyrants, ua. Great and numerous are the alleged defects and

to show that, singular y the taste of the Indira could they be all collected, and discharged against the incongruities of this piece; yet is it, nevertheless, one of

to may appear to be to our correspondent, mu walls of their city, would not leave one stone on another.” the most effective, as well as popular, of the numerous

traordinary deviations from our ordinary babits modero compositions for the stage. At the period of its

the bistory of all nations. We shall resurpe these | first introduction bert, ve recollect witnessing it three or

the Mercury
Antiquities.

four times a week, when an abuodance of Stara, as they
are termed, making “a virtue of necessity,” were content / LIVENPOOL ANTIQUITIM-We shall, nest week, pabes
to shine in fwco only; and we were vont to soo it then,

Kaleidoscope an original dissertation, entitled "Be
AN ANCIENT TEAPOT,
as we continue to do now, with increased delight, plea-

to Mustrate the Inscription on the Corporate Sea sure is not a wiiciendy expressive phrase, on each cuc

pool, and to explain the meaning of the words Lane It may be said, with somewhat of truth ceeding occasion.

and Lither pool." By John Clark. Mr. C. appel A singular teapot has been left at our office for the inperhaps, that this is but i negative kind of merit, the ato

somewhat from Mr. Pield, whose paper on tbe som spection of the curious. A manuscript, somewbat faded, firaction being in the actor-Bot the author. The same originally appeared in our publication of the 29ta de was deposited within it; a copy of which we subjoin. Jsemark, however, is in some degree applicable even to ALLROND PHENOMENON.-The letter of J. 1. char. Whether it be the genuine antique described in this mapu. Shakspeare, who must bave a Richard, or his pley would week. We could not prepare it time enough for script, we can, of course, have no means of ascertainios: not be tolerated. Mr. Payne, therefore, may surel, claimal pubucation, as two engravings are necessary to w

Il nome credit for his materiel, at least, whatever else of fame tho writer's reasoning. but as it appears to us to be a curiosity in its way, we shall lie

W.8. ). will And by reference to the raleidoscope of bere briefly describe il

Brutus is a part eminently adapted to Mr. Vandenhoff's instant, that his verses (the non-Insertion of It is formed of a chocolate or light mabogany coloured diversified and great abilities, and for the efficient represen. complains) have appearedo smooth clay, resembling that of the red Etruscan vase, tation of which be is in all respects peculiarly suited. 7. H. J. is informed that a letter, addressed to ha silver mounted, with a flower sprig. like that of tea tree, on Alternately idiot, patriot, soldier, inagistrate, father --but alchester correspondent of the Kaleidoscope, San the siden. It is of a square form, with the angles rounded off

father, withal, of the true Roman mould,- he is alike in our office.

each the man he impersonates ; evincing, in his conception SOLITARY WALKS._We have to store for the DETTA the spout very short, and the handle of dark hard smooth of them, judgment not less correct than vigorous, and de- another interesting narrative from this pleasus wood, secured to the pot with silver. Each side of the veloping their respective and combined qualities and sub

We have further to acknowledge the communication aquare is four and a half inches, and the pot is four inches serviency to circumstances, with all the force and truth of

Reader-P.N. D. B. in height, and it will hold about a gill.

genius and of nature. It is a performance that causes the

heart to dirl, as the Scotch say, and makes the blood thrill It appears by the accompanying paper that the present throu

It through every vein. We hope to see it again and again Printed, published, and sold, cuery Tuesday, 1 thandle and silver mounting were supplied by one of the in the course of the season, when we may have more space, and Co., at their General Printing Once persons into whose ponession it devolved. At the bottom united with greater convenience, to notice, at some length, Liverpool, and to be bad of all Booksel

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tural and too modern a word for corporation, and an unna-, ton le Dale,” (for there are two Waltons,) but it would tural and too classical a place for it to occur between the not have pointed out its local position; it would not have words common and seal in law Latin.” That “ societas" stated its proximity to any well-known place with that was an uncommon or unprecedented word for corporation, certainty, with that clearness, which the words “ Walton at the period to which he alludes, may be true ; but I can juxta Liverpoll” do. In directing people to any place see no reason why it should be called " unnatural." with which they are unacquainted, we generally say that Surely, Mr. Field does not mean to say that it was un. the unknown place is in the vicinity of some place that is natural at that time, any more than it is at the present, notorious, to which they can readily find their way, or to for a lawyer to write, or the law to be written, in classical which almost every person they meet is capable of directe Latin.

ing them. It is not the magnitude of a place which ought To the latter reading he very properly objects. It is to form the ground of direction, but the notoriety. altogether unsupported either by analogy or example. For any one to write “ Sheerness juxta Queenborough,”

By rejecting " societatis," we have three readings of would be of little, or no use, the former being much more (ORIGINAL.)

the inscription, to which I take the liberty of suggesting extensively known than the latter, though it is a royal boTEMPT TO ILLUSTRATE THE INSCRIPTION ON

a fourth, by inserting signum instead of “ societatis ;” and rough, and sends members to Parliament.

then the whole will run thus," Sigillum signum com- We now come to the explanations which have been CORPORATE SEAL OF THIS BOROUGH, AND TO -AIN THE MEANING OF THE WORDS“ LITHER.

mune borgensium de Leverpl, or Leverpool ;" that is, given of the word Liverpool. AND “LITHERPOOL."

The seal, the common, or corporate sign, signature, or This word has been variously spelled; but it is gene. sanction of the burgesses of Liverpool ; or, The common rally supposed that “ Litherpool" is the most ancient spel

seal, the sign, signature, or sanction of the burgesses of | ling, and that all the other modes are merely corruptions. bis no field over which the imagination has roamed | Liverpool."

In this opinion Mr. Field concurs. are unlimited control than that of poetry; and of course, I give this, in the absence of all conclusive “At first,” says he, “I conceive, that whenever the pot, perhaps, any subject which is more indebted reasoning or documentary proof, merely as a conjecture, town was called by the common people Lyverpool, it was Feture than that of antiquarian research.

which any one is at liberly to adopt, or reject, as his judg. not from any respect to the lever, but in corruption of us attempts have been made to decipher the in- ment inclines.

Lytherpool, as it is named by Camden, that is, the pool 1 on the Corporate Seal of this borough, but in The correct interpretation of the word “ Jodis," on the of Litherland.” is the result been completely successful.

scroll, is, no doubt, Johis, a contraction of Johannis. Mr. Why “ Lytherpool" should be called the pool of Lidefect has, l'observe, induced Mr. Field to publish Greyson's interpretation is whimsical enough; and if the therland," I am at a loss to conceive. It has no imme

on the subject. It contains many judicious ob- bird on the seal be the "aquila Jovis," I shall only say, diate connexion with Litherland; and if it had been inas; it accounts, in a very simple and natural man- in the language of the poet, "heu quantum mutata ab illis." tended to name it from any inanor or township, it is very the appearance of a D, instead of a B, in “ Bor. The eagle, if represented by this simple, meek-looking probable that it would have received its appellation from and of a D, instead of an H, in the word “ Jodis," bird, has fully as much reason to complain of the artist as some of those which are in its vicinity, as Kirkdale, Walton, Feroll: but there are some remarks in which I the Irish gentleman had to complain of his nurse, and Bootle, or Toxteth, and not from a place so remote as concur.

might, with equal propriety, say, “ I was once considered Litherland. e first place. Mr. Field thinks that " Sicillum" | a very noble, majestic looking bird, but you have changed Litherland is a compound word as well as Litherpool. Finally written in full, and not as it now appears

that is, “ Lither-land,” and “ Lither-pool;" and the real. I am not of that opinion. There does not

Mr. Field, after enumerating a variety of ways in which only thing which remains to be explained, is the meaning er to have been space sufficient for inserting the

the word Liverpool has been spelled, adds—" it is remark of the adjective “ Lither," which is common to both.

able that, in one of the records of Edward III. we read Wal. full length ; and I consider it as being almost

Camden, the “father of British topography,” says, ton juxta Liverpoll, which, considering that Walton then " that Lytherpool, in Saxon, is Liferpole,” and “lifer," ble that any engraver, however stupid, ignorant,

was, and very long afterwards, the parish-and Liverpool adds Mr. Field, “ means, in Saxon, the entrail called the dering, could have mistaken the final letters in um" for the contraction, which we now see, and

then, and very long afterwards, a very insignificant place, liver," and that he knows “ of no authority except that is to me unaccountable."

of Troughton's History of Liverpool, for explaining LiIndeed, the S is so similar in its formation to the

The reason why the record has “ Walton juxta Liver. verpool to mean the lower pool, as it was lately called by a as well as regular in its position, that I am induced

poll,” may be explained in the following manner: Records writer in the Liverpool Courier." lude that no interpretation can be correct from

are documents of great public importance, and whatever t is excluded.

Whatever truth there may be in the explanation which they describe, ought to be done with the utmost clearness Troughton's History, or the writer in the Liverpool Courier e arguments which Mr. Field draws from the sioni- Lan

and precision. It is not sufficient that the description may has given, upon whatever authority it may rest, it has, at fone to another be valid in his case, the simi.

be understood ; it ought to be done so as to render it im- least, one thing in its favour, of which the “ father of fone S to another must be equally valid in this possible for any one to misunderstand it.

British topography" has not availed himself in the present own part, I am inclined to attach considerable

Now, seaport towns, however small, however subordi- | instance, and that is common sense. to both.

nate in point of ecclesiastical jurisdiction, are, in general, If Litherpool was written in Saxon Liferpole, (which I 'roughton's History there are two readings of this more publicly known than inland villages or townships, do not believe,) and if lifer there means liver (the entrail tion; the one, “Sigillum societatis commune bor. upon whatever ground they may rest their claim to su so called,) then are lifer in Saxon, and liver in English n de Liverpool ;" and the other, “ Sigillum socie-periority in other respects. A seaport is always a certain translations of Lither,-and, by consequence, we get Lia immunc donum regis in villa de Liverpool." Mr.mark of situation, as well as of distinction; and, in the verland and Liverpool ; that is, Entrail-land and Entrail. wlopts the former of these two, with the exception present instance, the record might have said “ Walton on pool. Can any one believe this? Or was common sense rietatis," which he considers as being " an unna. the Hill,” which would have distinguished it from “ Walever more cruelly crucified ?

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For the meaning of Lither, there is no necessity to dig

the removal of the danger, now so imminently ph either into the bowels of the earth or the bowels of man ;

should permit of his body being conveyed to a disting it lies much nearer the surface; and there is just as much

"I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have convent in the north, where he was destined ultime

brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them." repose with all his ancestry. reason in such an interpretation as there was in his trans

* A number of boats pushed off from various po lating certain British words inscribed upon some stones or FUNERAL OF CONACHAR'S FATHER, THE HIGHLAND

the near and more distant shore, many displaying pillars on Salisbury Plain, (called Stone-henge.) “ Chorea

banners, and others having their several pipers in to

CHIEFTAIN. gigantum,” which the author of the “ Lex Parliamen

who, from time to time, poured forth a few ne

shrill, plaintive, and wailing character, and intum taria" says ought to be translated “ Conventus magna. (From Sir Walter Scott's Second Series of the Chronicles of the the Glover that the ceremony was about to take tum.” Certainly there is not much sense in either Lifer.

Çanongate.)

These sounds of lamentation were but the tunin pole, or Chorea gigantum; but of the two, it was far more

were, of the instruments, compared with the gener natural for the giants to be fond of a jig, than for the

which was speedily to be raised.

(Continued from our last.) people of Liverpool to dame their village, or town, after

“A distant sound was heard from far up the

even, as it seemed, from the remote and distant gla one of the entrails of a carcase.

“ Simon Glover being thus left to his own painful re- of which the Dochart and the Lochy pour their Indeed, the giants evinced great judgment in selecting flections, nothing better remained, after haring attended to into Loch Tay. It was in a wild and inaccessid so roomy a place for their pastime: and as the devil way, the comforts of the dumb companion of his journey, than, where the Campbells, at a subsequent period, found no doubt, their dancing-master, he, perhaps, finding his 1

to follow the herdsman's advice; and, ascending towards strong fortress of Finlayrigg, that the redoubted can the top of an emi

led Tom-an-Lo onach, or the der of the Clan Quhele drew his last breath; and, pupils rather clumsy and awkward, set up the stones in Knoll of Yew Trees, after a walk of half an hour, he due pomp to his funeral, his corpse was now to be question to direct their movements.

reached the summit, and could look down on the broad down the Loch to the island assigned for his ten Mr. Field. in his essay, inclines to the opinion that expanse of the lake, of which the height commanded a place of rest. The funeral fleet, led by the chal “ Litherland and Litherpool were sometimes called Liver- |

noble view. A few aged and scattered yew trees, of great barge, from which a huge black banner was das

size, still vindicated for the beautiful green hill the name had made more than two-thirds of its voyage en land and Liverpool." I think it is more likely that they attached to it. But a far greater number had fallen a sa. visible from the eminence on which Simon Glovers were called Literland and Literpool; and, in confirma-crifice to the general demand for bow-staves in that warlike overlook the ceremony. The instant the distant uz tion of this, Troughton, in bis history, quotes the words age, the bow being a weapon much used by the moun- coronach was heard proceeding from the attendaos of a grant made by Roger of Poictiers. to one of his fol- taineers, though those which they employed, as well as funeral barge, all the subordinate sounds of larte

their arrows, were, in shape and form, and especially in were hushed at once, as the raven ceases to croate lowers, of “ Literland," that is, I presume, what we

efficacy, far inferior to the archery of merry England.- hawk to whistle whenever the scream of the eagle I would now write Loiterland.

The dark and shattered individual yews which remained, | The boats, which had floated hither and thither a Almost every body knows what is understood by the were, like the veterans of a broken host, occupying, in lake, like a flock of water fowl dispersing themse very common and familiar expression, “ the lither-man's

disorder, some post of advantage, with the stern purpose its surface, now drew together, with an appeas

of resisting to the last. Behind this eminence, but de order, that the funeral flotilla might pass cawan load," namely, the lazy man's load.

tached from it, arose a higher hill, partly covered with that they themselves might fall into their proper “Lither," then, means lazy, sluggish, loitering, in copsé-wood, partly opening into glades of pasture, where In the meanwhile, the piercing din of the war.fi active, inert, stagnant, still, slow, soft, light, heartless, the cattle strayed, finding a scanty sustenance among the came louder and louder, and the cry from the sun unproductive, unfruitful, unprofitable, barren, &c.

spring heads and marshy places, where the fresh grass boats which followed that from which the black but began first to arise.

the Chief was displayed, rose in wild unison op Lith, Litha, Lithe, A.S. Tener, mollis, lenis, milis ; " The opposite, or northern, shore of the lake presented Tom-an-Lonach, from which the Glover viewed Lithra, mollior," and the verbs, “ Lithian, Gelithian, a far more Alpine prospect than that upon which the Glover tacle. The galley which headed the processice, or Lithegian, lenire, mitigare, mollire, quietem dare."

was stationed. Woods and thickets ran up the sides of the its poop a species of scaffold, upon which, arrays Lye's A. S. Dict.

mountains, and disappeared among the sinuosities formed linen, and with tbe face bare, was displayed the

by the winding ravines which separated them from each the deceased Chieftain. His son, and the nearest “Lither, placidus, tranquillus."-Skinner's Etymology. other ; but, far above these specimens of a tolerable, na-filled the vessel, while a great number of boats

« Lither, iners, ignavus, desidiosus."_T. Tomasius' tural soil, arose the swart and bare mountains themselves, description that could be assembled, either on Dict. in the dark gray desolation proper to the season.

itself, or brought by land-carriage from Loch za

“Some were peaked, some broad-crested, some rocky otherwise, followed in the rear, some of them In Virgil we have "mite stagnum," a standing pool, and precipitous, others of a tamer outline; and the clan of materials. There were even curraghs, comport water quiet, and without surges. “Ignavum pecus," Titans seemed to be commanded by their appropriate chief. hides stretched over hoops of willow, in the dark Virgil : an unproductive, or unprofitable flock.

mountain of

cient British : and some committed themsede In

and the

"still more lofiy eminence of Ben Mohr, arising high above formed for the occasion, from the readiest Tatra Dutch, “lther" is rendered by “ Lui, Traag," convey

Lui, aug: convey the rest, whose peaks retain a dazzling helmet of snow far occurred, and united in such a precarious tatant ing the same meaning, though in different words. into the summer season, and sometimes during the whole render it probable, that, before the accomplishme

There is, also, a secondary sepse in which this word year. Yet the borders of this wild and sylvan region, voyage, some of the clansmen of the deceased has been used.

where the mountains descended upon the lake, intimated, sent to attend their Chieftain in the world of spirits

I even at that early period, many traces of human habita- "When the principal flotilla came in sight of "Litha," in Gothic, signifies a joint, a bent part, that vion. Hamlets were seen, especially on the northern mar- group of boats collected towards the foot of which is inclined, bowed down, or lowered, and, by taking gin of the lake, half bid among the little glens that poured bearing off from the little island, they hailed at away the participial termination, ed, lower.

their tributary streams into Loch Tay, which, like many with a shout so loud and general, and termine “ Litha neaso."-Goth. “The nose joint;" the junc.

earthly things, made a fair show at a distance, but, when cadence so wildly prolonged, that not only the

Junco more closely approached, were disgustful and repulsive, from their caves for miles around, and sought to tion at which the descent or bend of the nose commences. from their squalid want of the conveniences which attend recesses of the mountains; but even the dames

It is said of Macbeth, that he was perfect of“ lith and even Indian wigwams. They were inhabited by a race accustomed to the voice of man, felt the full per limb;" and in the productions of our poets we frequently who neither cultivated the earth nor cared for the enjoy. the human shout strikes into the wilder tribes meet with the expression “ lith and listen,” that is, in the

thoris'inihaments which industry procures. The women, although them, fled from their pasture into morasses and

otherwise treated with affection, and even delicacy of respect, "Summoned forth from their contents by the Scripture phraseology, “bow down thine ear and attend." ldischar

mend. discharged all the absolutely necessary domestic labour. the monks, who inhabited the little islet, bet “ Lentus in umbra."-Virg. Reclined in the shade." The men (excepting some reluctant use of an ill-formed from its lowly portal, with cross and banner, and

Lath, and lather, are from the same source. Lath is plough, or, more frequently, a spade, grudgingly gone of ecclesiastical state as they had the means of a that which is made thin or pliant. Lather is that which through, and as a task infinitely beneath them) took no their bells, at the same time, of which the edito

other employment than the charge of the herds of black three, pealing the death-toll over the long 12 makes soft, pliant, or bending.

cattle, in which their wealth consisted. At all other times came to the ears of the now silent multitude, mas It is said that “a beard well lathered is half shared.” they hunted, fished, or marauded, during the brief inter- the solemn chant of the Catholic Church, The vulgar expression. lether him," does not merely / vals of peace, by way of pastime, plundering with bolder monks in their procession. Various ceremonies

license, a main beat him, but, beat him until he becomes soft, pliant.

, and fighting with embittered animosity, in time of through, while the kindred of the deceased com

war, which, public or private, upon a broader or more re. body ashore, and, placing it on a bank long as or yielding, or, in other words, until you make "clay and stricted scale, formed the proper business of their lives, the purpose, made the Deasil around the depa mortar of him;" that is, make him as clay is made into and the only one which they esteemed worthy of them. the corpse was uplifted to be borne into the chu mortar.

“ The magnificent bosom of the lake itself was a scene united yell burst from the assembled multitude To conclude. I am decidedly of opinion that the epithet to gaze on with delight. Its noble breadth, with its ter- the deep shout of warriors, and the shrill wala Lither was prefixed to land, and pool, on account of its

mination in á full and beautiful run, was rendered yet joined their potes with the tremulous voice of 822

more picturesque by one of those islets which are often babbling cry of childhood. The coronach was being descriptive of their sluggish, inert, stagnant, marshy, I happily sitaated in Scottish lakes. The ruins upon that for the last time, shrieked, as the body was or unprofitable nature, at the time when it was bestowed. isle, now almost shapeless, being overgrown with wood, the interior of the church, wbere only the near It has nothing whatever to do with “liver," either in rose, at the time we speak of, into the towers and pinnacles of the deceased, and the most distinguished of English or Saxon: it is an error of Camden. he has sub of a priory, where slumbered the remains of Sibilla, of the clan, were permitted to enter. 108

daughter of Henry I. of England, and consort of Alexan- was so terribly loud, and answered by som stituted sound for sense, and in giving the word a deriva-l der "the First of Scotland. This holy place had been lechoes, that the citizen of Perth instinct tion which is not only uncommon, but inapplicable, he deemed of dignity sufficient to be the deposit of the remains hands to his eary, to shut out, or deaden, . has rendered it ridiculouse

JOHN CLARKE, Tof the captain of the Clan Quhele, at least till times when so piercing."--Vol. iii. pp. 77-86.

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A PERILOUS SITUATION.
it; it was, at all events, impossible that this could hap-

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“In this dreadful and perilous situation evening passed (From Conway's Solitary Walks.) away. No one appeared, and the river still continued to

DIORAMA, BOLD-STREET. rise. The sky lowered and looked threatening; the torrent THIS EXHIBITION is NOW OPEN, with a Ose of my readers who have walked on the banks of rushed by darker and more impetuous, everv few mo. | VIEW of the INTERIOR of ROSLIN CHAPELS dige, below Rovigo, in Italy, will know, that about a ments reminding me, by the wrecks which it bore along lau

This Picture joins to the optical illusion so wonderful in and a half from that town, there are one or two with it, of the frailty of the tenure by which I held my most beautiful effect of Passing Sunshine-an effect so ad

all the Works of Messrs. BOUTON and DAGUERRE, the in the midst of the channel, between which and existence. The shores, on both sides, were changed into

mirably executed that it has excited the wonder and adore the water is not more than a foot deep; and wide lakes: and the red sun went angrily down. over a miration not only of an extraordinarily large portion of who have never stirred from home have probably waste of red waters. Night at length closed in, and a

the Public in Paris and London, but of the principal Artists

of both Capitals, who have unanimously pronounced it the that the Adige is extremely subject to violent dreadful night it was. Sometimes I fancied the tree was most astonishing production of the Pencil ever witnessed. ations, equally remarkable for the suddenness of loosening from its roots, and sloped more over the water;

03 Open from Ten till Dusk. rise and fall, owing to its mountainous origin and sometimes I imagined the whole island was swept away, Admission: Front Seats, 23.; Gallery, 1s.; Children under course. and that I was sailing down the torrent. I found that my

Twelve Years of Age, Half Price. the evening of one of the last days of May, I arrived mind occasionally wandered, and I had the precaution to

Perpetual Tickets for the Season, 5s. each. ite to one of these islands. The water was as pure as take out of my pocket a silk handkerchief, which I tore I, gently flowing over a fine pebbly channel ; the in several strips, and, tying them together, bound myself IMPORTANT TO PERSONS GOING TO SEA.

which might be about forty yards from the shore round the middle to a pretty thick branch which supported PASSENGERS IN STEAM-BOATS, &c., AND TO PERwhich I stood, though more than double that dismy back: this, I thought, might prevent me from falling,

SONS LEARNING TO SWIM. on the other side, was inviting from its extreme if giddiness seized me, or momentary sleep should overtake less, and from a profusion of hyacinths upon one me. During the night many strange fancies came over a flower to which I am extremely partial. Three me, besides that very frequent one of supposing the island i trees also grew upon its edge, the trunks inclining sailing down the torrent. Sometimes I fancied I was IMPROVED

MARINE je water, and with but few branches. After a day's whirling round and round; at other times I thought the nothing is more agreeable than wading in a stream; torrent was flowing backward; now and then I fancied I i I had sufficient time to spare, I resolved upon saw huge black bodies carried towards me upon the sur.

LIFE

Ba PRESERVERS, ng the island. This was soon accomplished ; Iface, and I shrunk back to avoid contact with them ; at the depth nowhere exceed two feet, and the island, other times I imagined something rose out of the water

reached it, as agreeable as I had fancied it to be; beneath, and attempted to drag me down; often I felt ving culled a large bouquet, I lay down upon the convinced I heard screams mingle with the rushing tor

2 3 th bank, and gave myself up to those pleasant re-rent, and once all sound seemed entirely to cease, and I

Warranted to support the wearer in the water, either naked ons of home, and past scenes, which the fragrance

or with his clothes on, and with a considerable weight could have almost ventured to descend, 80 cei táin I felt flower brought along with it.

of money, or other articles in his pockets. that the channel was dry : once or twice I dropped asleep I lain, I think, about a quarter of an hour, entirely for a moment, but almost instantly awoke with so violent

EGERTON SMITH & Co. al of time and place, (a busy actor in scenes far re- a start that if I had not been fastened I must have fallen Have on Sale, at their GENERAL PRINTING OFFICE, Lordby both.) when my attention was slightly roused from my seat.

street, Liverpool, itant sound, which I supposed at first to be thunder, The night gradually wore away-it was warm and dry, deal having been heard to the northward in the so that I suffered no inconvenience from

IMPROVED MARINE

cold. I became of the day ; and when it continued, and grew nearly satisfied of the stability of the trunk, which was my

LIFE PRESERVERS I still supposed it was one of those prolonged only refuge; and, although deliverance was uncertain, at

These Preservers may be put on as readily as an ordinary hich are so frequent to the south of the Alps. I all events distant, I made up my mind to endure as long

waistcoat, and they will sustain the wearer in the water, with owever, the sound changed, and seemed like the as I could: and thus I passed the night, under a starless

the head and shoulders above the surface, without the slight. d, as it became still louder, I started up in some sky, and the dark flood roaring beneath ine. Before morn

est exertion on his part. They will defend the body from and, what a sight met my eye! At the distance of ing broke I felt assured that the waters had begun to sub

external bruises, and keep the wearer much warmer than undred yards I saw a mountain of dark waters side; the noise, I thought, was less; I fancied I saw

he would be without them. They form no impediment to towards me with inconceivable velocity, like a shrubs appear above water on the island, and the trees

the swimmer; and any person may readily learn to swim by licular wall, and now roaring louder than the upon shore assumed their usual appearance; and, with the

their means. thunder. Not a moment was to be lost; the level first dawn of day, I joyfully perceived that I had not been

To persons wrecked at sea, they will be of the utmost imdand would be instantly covered, and to gain the mistaken; the waters had fallen at least three feet; and be

portance, as it is not necessary to take off any part of the as impossible, for we cannot run through water fore sunrise the greater part of the island was left dry. Never

wearing apparel; and the wearer may thus not only preserve

his clothes, but also any money he may be possessed of. swiftness with which we pass over dry ground. I did criminal. Peprieved upon the scaffold, shake off his

To Boats' Crews, and especially those of Life Boats, there tly made for the largest of the trees, and had bonds with more joy than I did mine that bound me to

Marine Preservers would be most invaluable, as they serve an elevation of about ten feet above the island the tree. I crept down the trunk, which still hung over *** le flood reached it. As it came nearer, its power the torrent, and stepped about knee-deep on the island: I

to keep the body warm and dry; nor do they, in the slightd resistless; it seemed as if it would sweep the then waded to the part which was dry, and lay down, ex

est degree, prevent the wearer from using the oars; whilst, rom its foundations; and I entertained not a ray | hausted with the night's watching, and aching with the

by inspiring confidence, they may be the means of inducing that the trunk upon which I was seated would position in which I had been obliged to remain.

seamen to venture where it would be unsase, or fatal, to go

without them. he force of the torrent. It came, and the tree |

The water now continued to fall perceptibly every mo

The water now contin d firm ;-it covered the island and all its vegeta-I ment; soon the island was entirely dry, and the inunda.

They are equally adapted for females, and supersede the nein instant; and I saw it rush beneath me, bearing |tion on shore had subsided into the natural channel; but I also be found most agreeable to Ladies, to be used over their

cessity of taking off any part of the apparel. They would ith it the insignia of its power and fury-huge still the torrent was too strong and deep to attempt a pas- ordinary bathing dresses. sand roots, fragments of bridges, implements of sage, especially weakened as I was by the occurrences of They may be had either lined or padded, and so made as to ld use, and dead animals.

the last twelve hours, and by the want of food. I had no adjust themselves to persons of all sizes. garded myself, the first and immediate danger of certainty as to the hour, for I had not, of course, remem-1 Persons in the country, who are desirous of becoming pur. ion was over ; but a moment's reflection-one bered to wind up my watch the evening before

bered to wind up my watch the evening before: judging chasers, are requested to state about their weight, and their

i round me, showed that I had but small cause for from the height of the sun, however, the water had so stature and bulk. lationBetwixt the island and the shore, a tor- much diminished before noon, that in two or three hours! The prices of the Preservers vary from One Pound to it no human strength could withstand rolled im- more I might attempt to gain the shore. About three in Twenty-five Shillings, or upwards, according to their finish; ly on; and, although not fifty yards over, it would the afternoon I accordingly entered the stream ; I found and any person remitting the money (post-paid) may have en as impracticable an attempt to pass it as if its it nowhere deeper than four feet, and, with a little strug: one of the most complete description forwarded to bis ad. had been as many leagues. The first rush had gling and buffeting, succeeded in gaining the bank which dress. tree unloosened, yet a second might carry it away: I once thought I should Dever have trodden more. The An allowance made for a wholesale order, or for exporta| flood was still rising. Almost every minute I bunch of hyacinths, which I had not forgotten to bring tion. erceive the distance betwixt me and the water from the island, I still held in my hand. I have dried a E. Smith and Co. pledge themselves to return the purchaseh, and, indeed, I was not more than four feet above few of them, and kept them ever since: never do I smell money, if these Marine Preservers do not answer the descripice. I had only two grounds of hope the most this flower, as I walk through the woods or the fields, that tion they have here given of them. however, that ever was called by the name,-it I do not experience in part. the sensations I felt

I do not experience, in part, the sensations I felt when I It is presumed that these Marine Preservers would sell very sible that some person might see my situation from lifted my bead and saw the impetuous flood rushing to- well abroad. e, before nightfall, and bring others to my assist-wards me; and, however dreadful the reality may be, the ind it was possible, also, that the river might rise recollection of it is not unmixed with pleasure. I often er, and speedily subside. The first of these chances open the leaves where lie these withered hyacinths, and I

of very improbable occurrence, for this part of cannot say, that, when I look upon them, I ever think
ntry is but thinly inhabited, the high road did the
id they have been dearly purchased.

Days. Dorn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c. , long the river side, and the shore, for three or four I yards from the channel of the river, was over.

h.m.h.m. ft. in. o the depth of probably three or four feet; no Physicians.-A physician recommended a patient to

Tuesday .. 3 2 29 2 5516 10

Wednesday 4 3 22 3 52 15 6 Moon's Last Quarter. eld reach the island; and it a rope or cord could take coffee in preference to tea. A person who heard him, Thursday' 5 7 25 4 59/14 6 Boniface. D. Cum, b. 1771 wn so far, it was extremely improbable that I said, if he had prescribed the coffee for himself, instead of f Friday ....

1113 Trinity Term begins. Fateh it, as it was impossible for me to stir from tea, he should not have been surprised; for “physicians

Saturday.. 7 6 49 7 26 13 8

Sunday.... 8 7 59 8 31 13 11 First Sunday after Trinity upon which I was seated; and as to any likeli. I like to have a fee attached to every thing they have to do

Monday .. 98 58 9 24 14 7 the water subsiding, there was no appearance of with."

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MA

LINES.

Do not thyself betray

With wantonizing years;
O beauty, traitor gay!

Thy melting life that wears

Appearing-disappears;

And with thy flying days Ends all thy good of price, thy fair of praise.

Trust not, vain creditor,

Thy apt deceived view
In thy false counsellor

That never tells thee true.

Thy form and flatter'd hue,
Which shall so soon transpass,
Is far more fair than is thy looking-glass.

Enjoy thy April now,

Whilst it doth freely shine;
This lightning flash and show,
With that clear spirit of thine,

Will suddenly decline;

And yon fair murth'ring eyes Shall be Love's tombs, where now his cradle lies.

Old trembling age will come,

With wrinkld cheeks and stains, With motion troublesome;

With skin and bloodless veins,

That lively visage reaven,

And made deform'd and old, Hates sight of glass it lov'd so to behold.

Twine no more the cypress wreath,
Pace no more the “ blasted heath;"
Weep no more, nor seek to brood
O'er hidden griefs, in solitude:
What avails it? Weal or woe
Rule alternate here below:
Happiness, ideal maid !
Wooed in throngs, or sought in shade,
Never, yet, to mortal sight,
Stood revealed In cloudless light;
Worshipped, but denied to earth,
Owning, still, celestial birth.

Mirth, to mirth address the vow,
Twine the rose around thy brow;
Quaff the fragrance of the spring,
Wake the lyre's ecstatic string,
And bid the descant, blythe and free,
Celebrate Euphrosyne.

Twine no more the cypress wreath,
This, though this the realm of death,
Boots not tears, or rending sigh,
Or anguish, e'en to agony;
Man must do his bidding here,
Be it marked of joy or care;
Dare the storm, and breast the wave,
and refuge find but in the grave;
Such the fiat spoke of fate,
Such the doom on all that wait

Twine no more the cypress wreath,
Humid with the dews of death;
Seek no more the gloomy shade,
Hie thee to the sunny glade;
And should fest'ring wound within,
Fire the brain and bleach the skin,
Steal the roses from thy cheek,
And, oh, of dissolution speak!
Screen it from the prying eye,
Greatly suffer, greatly die !
Silent wait the curtain's fall,

Eternity thy hope, thy all!
Liverpool

Thy gold and scarlet shall

Pale silver-colour be;
Thy row of pearls shall fall

Like wither'd leaves from tree;

And thou shalt shortly see

Thy face and hair to grow All plough'd with furrows, overswold with snow.

Cara, vale, haud nostris revocanda heu! fletibus un

Vale! at relicto corpore,

Tu ne credideris,
Barbitos ut taceat lacrymis manatibus uda,

Abesse luctus, et sequi

Quò monstrâris iter (Haud dubiè felix) animos non velle tuorum!

Nam verba suppetunt levi

Ah! talis fuerit
Noster !_quæ ingenti desunt superata dolore :

Nec triste sed gratum tal

Me desiderium Antiqui memorem, dum vivam, linquet amoris.

Mihi si adesset carmine

Calliope, quo tu
Pollice si pepulisse lyram fas esset eodem,

Quandò potenti spiritu

Tempus mestitiam
Lenîerit, largoque minùs (leviore reposta

Priscâque mente) laverint

Imbre genas lacrymæ, Haud digno ingenium caruisset munere: Domen

Circumdedissent debitæ

Laudes atque decus Morte carens; dum sancta agerem preconia, nostri

In versibus-dores Deus

Has tibi nam dederatQuodcunque est clarum atque bonum nituisset auke

Quàm fertile, et cultum fuit

Heu! fuit-ingenium,
Quæ tibi vis fandi, quæ mens divinior, orbi

Vulgâssem: ut olim cum tibi

Favit Apollo pia
Carmina Flaminii* reddenti, sic duce eodem

Et casta scripsissem et sacra,

Versus nunc lyricas
Nunc tristes elegos fundendo; meque pöeti,

Cunctis fuisset luctui

Mors tua perpetuo. Heu! non fata sinunt! meritis mea musa, dalam

Devicta permagno, tuis

Respondere nequit.
Vellem te radiis septum vidisse Camænæ;

Contaminari gloriam

Carmine nolo meo, Corruptâ lacrymis citharâ; sed Tempus honorat

Mox æquius libramine

Jamdudum meritos
Pensabit sano, nomenque vigebit in omne

Perenne sæclum, Aures tua

Dum sic fama ferit
Cunctorum, nos virtutum meminisse juvabit

Datos honores cerpere

Perplacet hic infrà:
At magis in cælis sacrâ sublime corona

(Merenti enim datur) caput

Cinctum nôsse placet. Cestriæ, Apr. MDCCCXXVIIL.

• Some intention, it is said, exists of printing elegant translations made by the late Rev, Mr. the Latin poetry of Marc-Antonio Flaminio, & ornament of the latter ages of Italy.

That which on Flora's breast,

All fresh and flourishing,
Aurora, newly drest,

Saw in her dawning spring;

Quite dry and languishing,

Derriv'd of honour quite, Day-closing Hesperus beholds at night.

Fair is the lily, fair

The rose, of owers the eye!
Both wither in the air,

Their beauteous colours die;

And so at length shall lie,

Depriv'd of former grace, The lilies of thy breasts, the roses of thy face.

What, then, will it avail,

O youth advised ill!
In lap of beauty frail,

To nurse a wayward will,

Like snake in sun-warm hill ?

Pluck, pluck betime thy flow'r, That springs, and parcheth in one short hour.

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DESCRIPTION OF BEAUTY.

(Translated from Marino

Oh, beauty, beams,-nay, flame

of that great lamp of light, That shines awhile with fame,

But presently makes night!

Like winter's short-lived bright

Or summer's sudden gleams; How much more dear, so much less lasting beams.

Wing'd love away doth fly,

And with it time doth bear;
And both take suddenly

The sweet, the fair, the dear.

A shining day and clear

Succeeds an obscure night,
And sorrow is the hue of sweet delight.

Love is a sickness full of woes,

All remedies refusing:
A plant that most with cutting grows,
And barren with most using :-

Why so?
More we enjoy it, more it dies:
If not enjoyed, it sighing cries

Heigh ho!
Love is a torment of the mind,

A tempest everlasting;
And Joye hath made it of a kind
Not well, nor full, nor fasting:

Why so ?
More we enjoy it, more it dies;
If not enjoyed, it sighing cries

Heigh ho!

The floral and horticultural shows which are taking in various parts of the kingdom, at this delicious the year, are & rational, useful, and delightful enjoyment, of a character very different from a mania which was one of the most extraordinary pa infatuation to be found on record. In Buckmani of Inventions there is a very amusing chapter which we shall give in the Kaleidoscope, and from we shall bere cite a few instances of the kind of me which we have adverted,

“ The species of tulip Semper Augustas has a sold for 2000 florins; and it once happened to were only two roots of the kind to be had, the ones sterdam, and the other at Haerlem. For a mi species one agreed to give 4600 florids, together wit carriage, two gray horses, and a complete set ole

The Dutch florin is two shillings of English is

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