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of the streets, as we are unwilling to bring innocent satisfy her, and that she might enter immediately on ser. I
The Beauties of Chess. and respectable persons into disrepute, because it is vice. This, of course, was promised; and the young their misfortune to live in the neighbourhood of in- woman only retired to apprize a friend of her success.
“ Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA. famous wretches, who ought to be transported from Fortunately a respectable female in the neighbourhood,
SOLUTION TO STUDY CLIII. who had seen her enter the house, watched when she came the country they disgrace and pollute with their out, and gave her such information respecting its character
BLACK. odious presence. We shall, however, feel it imperaas prevented her return, and thereby probably saved her
1 Castle..........C-5X 1 King ........ tive upon us to communicate all the circumstances
2 Bishop ......B-6X 2 King.........from a life of infamy and disgrace. Another young woman which have reached us to the Mayor and Common
3 Castle ......A-8X 3 King.........Bhad a narrow escape from a house of a similar description 4 Bishop ...... E-2X 4 Queen ....Council, who never had a subject brought before
| in street. She had actually engaged, and taken 5 Knight ......C-8 5 Queen ......Dthem which more imperatively claimed their prompt her trunk to the house ; but, having occasion to go out
6 Pawn .........C-3 6 Queen ......(-4 and vigorous interference.
7 Bishop ......D-3 the first evening of her service, she was met by a friend,
7 Queen ......D
8 Castle.........G-5X 8 Queen ......D-S who told her what she had heard of the place. She left
9 Pawn.........G_4XMATE. SEDUCTION AND ITS VILLANOUS PROMOTERS. immediately, though not without a severe struggle for the recovery of her clothes. But there is one establishment
STUDY CLIV. The multitude of prostitutes which are to be seen on of this kind which surpasses any other we have heard of. White to win with a pawn in nine moves, without tal the streets of this town after dusk, has often excited the It is kept by a---MAN!-the head of a family !-who, from
the castle. surprise of strangers, and led them to draw a conclusion ex. its proceeds, has not only supported his family in a respect. tremely unfavourable to the morals of the inhabitants. We able style, but has actually purchased property to a con.
Black. question much, however, whether Liverpool is in a worse siderable amount, and who is, withal, so careful of the condition, in this respect, than other populous towns, and morals of his children, that none of them are suffered to
a d. 9 particularly sea-ports. We are inclined to think it is not ; ) approach it! If there is one epithet of infamy more de. but this we are sure of, that the number of these'un grading than another it should be affixed to the name of fortunate creatures is such as to furnish just grounds of such a man. alarm to all who have a due regard for the welfare of the Much has been said against the French system of
rising generation ; for, were it not for the counteracting licensing houses of ill fame, and without doubt it is highly · checks which religion and benevolence interpose, it would disgraceful; but when we hear of such practices as those be next to impossible that the young, especially of the we have adverted to, we are inclined to wish that that part lower classes, could escape being contaminated, by the of it which obliges such houses to be registered, were many bad examples which are constantly before their eyes. adopted in this country. It would at least, have this effect, But however disgusting and depraved these women may that no female would enter them who was not aware of the appear in the streets, still their unhappy fate is entitled to consequences.- To conclude; the treatment which many of commiseration ; for it is well known that many of them these wretched women meet with, after all the gains they have been driven to follow their vicious course of life, more bring to their employers, is, we are informed, of the most through misfortune, or the vile arts of seducers, than shocking description. Few of them are retained for more from their own choice. In this, as well as in other than two or three years, after which, in consequence of large towns, there are a number of wretches who have lost disease, they either sink into a premature grave, or drag every thing in the shape of character themselves, and out a loathsome existence, marked with want, sufferings,
A B C D E F G H who make it their business, for the sake of gain, to en- and crime,-the scorn of their seducers, and the pests of snare unsuspecting females into their own abandoned society.
WHITE. courses: and it is chiefly with a view of putting the unwary on their guard, that we have been induced to give
MARINE LIFE-PRESERVERS. publicity to some facts which have been communicated to us on this subject. We understand that the keepers of
On Tuesday last, according to intimation by placards on
SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER. We have the pleasure that several private bagnios have emissaries in different parts the walls, a party of four, having previously put on their
present our readers with a supplementary numid
which is comprehended the first portion of the pa of the town, who, under the pretence of procuring places
bathing dresses in the Floating Bath, proceeded in a boat Manchester, which has already appeared in our for young women, send them to the houses of their em
considerably beyond the north point of the Prince's Dock, volume. It is desirable to have the whole legend ployers, where they are gently, but gradually, initiated
prised in one and the same volume. where, after putting on their collar jackets, they entered into the practice of vice. The first step in the process is,
PLAGUE OF MANCHESTER. We have to acknowledge to place the newly-arrived female in attendance on some the party could not swim a yard; but previous exper.
III. of this piece. It is reserved for next week. gentleman, who is highly spoken of for his rank, and
iments had given him entire confidence in the jacket. | MR. CANNING.It was our intention to publish a mer wealth, and other accomplishments; and strict injunctions * When he had proceeded about half-way, his trowsers,
the late Premier, when it occurred to us that we by are given her to be civil and obliging. The gentleman,
recently given copious and interesting sketches d, which were not kept up by braces, or ligatures, slipped on the other hand, is kind, condescending, and generous.
gentleman, which render any further notice super down, and he got into the boat in order to have them The memoirs to which we allude are to be found If the plot succeeds, as it too often does, she is soon after
adjusted, after which he plunged in again as fearlessly volume of the Kaleidoscope which has just been brod obliged to take her place among the other miserable inas if he could swim. The party drifted up considerably
a close. See vol. 7, pp. 355 and 365, published Maple inates ; while such as have lost their charms are, at the
beyond the Floating Bath in about twenty-three minutes, If our correspondent W. R., of Manchester, will call up same time, turned out of doors. In this way recruits are
Wheeler, our agent, he will find his request complia sometimes raising both hands and their hats completely constantly raised for these receptacles of vice; and it is
We shall be happy to receive the promised “Vis out of the water, sometimes carrying umbrellas, and somethus, when every thing that is valuable to a woman is ir
Tomb of the late F. D. Astley, Esq." and shall ta times floating on their backs, with their arms entirely out greatest care of the engraving, not neglecting w retrievably lost, she is sent adrift upon the world, without of the water, and their hats held in their hands.
our correspondent with the copies he requires. a friend to assist her in her need. We do not say that every prostitute goes through this process. Many have deviated
On Wednesday afternoon, at three o'clock, a party. GERMAN LITERATURE.-The original translation of the
accoutred as on the preceding day, drifted and swam from of Baron de Ripperda will appear in our next, or into vice from bad example at home; many from their
the north end of the Prince's Dock to the Floating Bath, ceeding number. own depraved inclinations; and not a few from sheer want. in about a quarter of an hour. They went through the THE CHASE.-Before we insert the conclusion of the But that a great number have been unfortunate, in the same evolutions as on the preceding day, with some addi
We await the direction of the author respecting the strict sense of the word, and through the means we have tions, such as floating hand in hand in a line, and in a
ing passages which appear in the original :-“ For stated, can be proved by undeniable evidence. circle. The gentlemen were all provided with dresses,
pride, for human woe,"ought, we presume, to and Mr. E. Smith wore an under waistcoat, a pair of thick There is a house in
If our correspondent will tavo
human pride, &c.
with a reply the piece shall appear in our next pubu achievements in this line, to which a respectable young stockings, shoes, and a hat. woman from the country, who was in quest of a place, was
| W. R.'s lines to Zillah, and J. Bolton's verses are in reser In consequence of numerous inquiries respecting the day
the next Kaleidoscope. some time ago recommended. She went to the house, when the experiment will be repeated, we take this oppor. found a genteel establishment, a polite and lady-looking tunity of stating, that if it do not rain, which will prevent. We have never read the paragraph to which Amicus cal
attention, nor shall we be at the pains. mistress, and thought herself quite in luck when she wae company from attending, a party will enter the river next
Friday, a little after one o'clock, and on Saturday between told by her ladyship, that though inquiry would be made on old by her ladyswip, wat mugu wquuty would be made one and two, and make a short excursion from the Float. | Printed, published, and sold, every Tuesday, by B. respecting her character, her face was quite enough to ing Bath towards the Prince's Dock.
and Co., Clarendon-buildings, Marshall-street.
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No. 374.– Vol. VIII.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1827.
| liberties with the narrative; but the murder roas com- mouth, it was well formed, but constantly turned down at I mitted, the murderer was tried, and he escaped, as re
the corners in the expression of malice, while the forehead I have here only made a nosegay of culled powers, and have
was corrugated into a frown, which soon became as ha. ! brought nething of my own but the thread that ties them. ** Tlated, by his servants swearing an alibi. From these bitual as if imprinted there by the hand of nature. Such
Tlated, by his servants swearing an alibi. From these
- 'the merits of which there will be considerable differ- particular in mentioning it, as sorrow and years have ef. The following extraordinary narrative, which was ence of opinion. “De gustibus non disputandum.”
fected no small change. giren entire in the last Liverpool Mercury, is here
1. I lost my mother before my sixteenth, and my father
before my twentieth year, and was left in possession of repeated, for the gratification of our friends, who,
considerable property in the county of Stirling. I had ever r if they be readers of both our publications, shall | Extract from the last will and Testament of the late WILLIAM been a harsh and undutiful son, and from my childhood ja be amply remunerated for the repetition, by an M**R, Esq.of — , in the county of Stirling, Scotland. gave them inconceivable distress. I was disobedient, care. , extra supplemental sheet, which shall be delivered
..... Further. It is my express wish, that less, insolent, and tyrannical. The domestics hated me,
the MS. in the lower drawer of my escritoir, entitled, “ The I and I believe I was the cause of almost the whole of them 'to them gratuitously next week, or this day fort
CONFESSIONS OF AN UNEXECUTED FEMICIDE," be published to
earth, to the effect that others may be deterred from the com- remained with us above twelve months. My mother was a THE CONFESSIONS OF AN UNEXECUTED FEMICIDE. mission of a similar sin, by the thought, that if they escape woman of a high order of intellect. Her feelings were
the punishment of the law, they are sure to meet with that delicate, and her sentiments of the most virtuous and up. “XO PICTION."
of a racked and harrowed conscience. It is further my wish, right kind. She might, in fact, have been almost consi. that the said publication do take place in Edinburgh, Glag.dered an authority in matters of taste. She was not made
Teow or Stirling, and for seeing the same carried into effect. I for this world, either in frame or mind. She was beanti. Under this title a most extraordinary work has the
I hereby bequeath to my second cousin, ALEXANDER L.., fully but most delicately formed ; and all who looked at been recently published by Mr. M‘Phun, bookseller, the sum of — pounds, sterling money. And may the her and then on me, could not help thinking what bitter
blessing of God rest on all who read my bouk, even as It lat fruit had sprung from so goodly a stem. I wish to exteterly descended upon my benighted soul!
nuate nothing, but to unveil the whole of my guilt with may be apt to conclude, as we at first did, that
an unsparing hand, that others may avoid the rock on The Confessions of a Femicide" is a work of pure Twenty years and the vision still haunts me!-yes, which I split--and I must make the dreadful avowal that ction, it is incumbent upon us to explain the rea- it is twenty years since I perpetrated that crime which has I broke her heart. I broke the heart of this best of parents.
poisoned my existence, and thrown over it a cloud of un- and she died, blessing me with her latest breath.' But I sons which have induced us to arrive at a different
utterable sorrow. All other crimes may sleep, but iniquity cared nothing about it. I never had a soul for affection, conclusion. Mr. M‘Phun is a gentleman of great like mine never can. The worm that dies not prevs
like mine never can. The worm that dies cot preys upon and I saw her borne to the grave with an indifference Tespectability, and we felt convinced that he would my heart: I am the victim of remorse.
which shocked all, but astonished none, for my depraved not have deliberately palmed upon the public, as
There are those who say that man is the child of cir- and heartless character was universally known.
cumstances, and that the evil or the good qualities he My father-but why need I speak of him? When I true, a horrid and appalling story, which had no
possesses are attributable to external events, and are not recal from other years his noble and manly virtues, I Foundation in fact. There would have been no ex implanted in him by nature at his birth. There are those shrink at the sense of my own worthlessness. He did not rise for such conduct, as he possessed the means
who impute all these things to education, and make the long survive his wife. He loved her with deep affection.
human mind an impassive machine, fit only for receiving | Indeed who, with the heart of a man, but would have af detecting the imposture, by ascertaining whether
impressions, and having no positive agency of its own. loved such a woman ? and when she was taken away, he any marder had taken place in Scotland, twenty If there ever was a being whose progress through life gave found that he had parted with that which tied him most An 200. under the extraordinary circumstances contradiction to such ideas, it is the writer of these “ Con- | powerfully to the earth. I was going to say that he died
fessions." I was brought up by the hands of virtue, and broken-spirited for her departure but no; the soul of man Sescribed in Mr. M*Phun's narrative. He might, lits heavenly precepts were early instilled into my mind is not so easily bowed down. It sustains such losses with also, with very little trouble, have traced out the and what has been the result of such cultivation? De triumphant force, while the sensitive heart of woman sinks nister of the alleged trial. These were the reasons spair and sorrow to my parents-shame and misery to bençath them. Man's spirit is not less feeling than that
Yes: sprang from a stock whi
the other sex, but it is more vigorous and abler to rise that led us to conclude that the story, shocking and
have yielded virtue; and I who was educated so as to be above calamity. That of woman is like the dew of heaven sinatural as it is, could not be wholly destitute of come an honour to human nature and my family, now upon the flower, and is melted away by the breath of mis. foundation in fact. We also thought, that if the stand forlorn upon the earth-a monument of desolation fortune. My father did not pine, and weep, and die, like
w and of crime! story had been entirely a romance, the author would and of
a love-sick girl. He triumphed apparently over his loss,
m ashamed to confess it, but my heart was ever pecu. I and entered into life anew, but his heart, though not not have ventured to make his principal character soliarly wicked. I remember that, even while a boy, I pos- crushed, was blighted- and a sad melancholy hung over tbaroagb-paced a villain ; for, however strange the sessed none of the amiable qualities which are apt to shine him which he never got rid of, till death released him from Bertion may appear, it is a melancholy truth, that forth at this early age. I was vindictive, and jealous, and the world and all its cares.
"sordid, and, above all, gloomy. Alas! that this had been This, it may be supposed, melted my heart to something more unnatural crimes have been perpetrated in the effect of a sedate and feeling heart: but it was the like sorrow : but it was likewise unavailing, and I bebela reality than any writer of fiction has had the hardi- result of a dark i
hell | my father expire with the same indifference. I rather felt thood to introduce into romance. If any author were over my imagination. "
glad on the occasion, for it put into my possession that to found a story upon the circumstance of a father
| My stature and appearance were good, better indeed which was the deity of my worship-wealth. Nor was it
er than those of the generality of men. I was well formed, for the purpose of enjoying these riches that I rejoiced in eutting off his own child's head, his readers would strongly knit, and altogether a person who might be de- their acquisition, but for accumulating them to satisfy my
on ith disonst from so gratuitous an outrage upon nominated handsome. But then my face! Had a coun- inordinate and uncontrollable avarice. My house stood in Leling and probability. Sheen, however, did in
tenance been sought for in which all the evil passions were the midst of a plantation of elm and pine. Its situation
portrayed, one would have been found in mine. And yet was considered romantic by those who had an eye for the Reality ent off the head of his own child; and did it was not positively an ill-formed face. On the contrary, / beauties of nature, but such I never had. It was a large, that act, too, in a sane state of mind, if we may so it had not a bad feature; at least not above one, and that isolated building, white and airy in its appearance, and conelade from the Judge suffering him, after his acte from the Indre suffering him. after his ac was the brow, which was too narrow and too low to indi decorated in front with a portico of four lonic pillars
cate any thing intellectual or noble. It was the sullen Before the door was a plot of green ground, bordered with quittal, to go at large.
ssion with which these features were inspired, that flowers, and in the centre of this a fountain of clear water. 10 conclusion, we can assure our readers, that the rendered them so repulsive. My eyes were black, and Behind the mansion-house there was a spacious garden. main incident related in the “ Confessions” is true. deeply sunk in the forehead, and they were shaded over and about fifty yards to the right fowed the little river of
by bushy eyebrows of the same colour. My complexion - , murmuring among rocks, and shaded over by otives of delicacy have induced the writer to sub-was always naturally dark, and on my cheeks there existed, bowers of the birch and chesnut tree. Few places were so Kütate Stirling for Glasgow, and to take some other as now, a patch of sullen and baleful red. As to my retired and beautiful, and here, if my miserable tone of
mind had permitted, I must have been happy. I had no , iniquity of which no language can characterize. I invoked what? to ruin me—to blast my dearest prospects will companion but an only sister, and Heaven assuredly never the Most High to witness that my future intentions were benefiting berself.” The evil passions were stirea formed two beings so completely different as we. Poor honourable; and swore, in the name of all that is sacred, within me hell boiled in my bosom, and I was wro Eliza ! she was every thing that was amiable in woman. to make her my own. I never intended to keep my pro- to an ecstasy of madness. For half a day I remain Fair, beautifully proportioned, and graceful in her move- mise. What were oaths to me! What were broken this tumult of passion. Towards evening it ceased ments, beyond even the most gifted of her sex-her light hearts and ruined hopes to one who looked upon virtue and hibit itself on the outer man, but raged within mer and airy form her blue, deep blue eye-her lip ever honour as baubles, and whose polluted soul seemed born tensely than ever. crossed with smiles, and her complexion clear as heaven for the atmosphere of the blackest iniquity!
Yes, I remember it well. This day and twentys itself. Of all these things I could speak, but it avails Time rolled on, and the state of Mary became apparent; have rolled away,–sat by the fire moody and distract not. They are gone, and nothing save their remembrance but still I never felt remorse. I looked on, unmoved, at and meditating, apparently, some violent deed. My remains behind. Memory may do much to hallow even the ruin I had effected ; and, when the unsuspecting sat opposite to me. She was employed at her needle the divinest beauty, and imagination may touch with more victim required the performance of my vows, she was an. while she sewed, her blue eyes streamed with tears delicate hues what the former brings up from the depths swered with a contemptuous speer. Her spirit, from this ever and again she cast at me looks of the deepest of time, but their fairy power were useless here. My sister moment, faded utterly away. She felt that she had been tion. “My dear brother, has any thing occurred to had a form and a mind which fancy never excelled, even betrayed, and saw the dreadful precipice on which she stood. tress you ?" I thundered out “Silence ! distract in her brightest dreams.
Had'I been any thing else than a villain, had one spark not,” in a voice which made her start backward with ten Strange to say, she loved me. I say strange ; for what of generous feeling still animated my bosom, I must and striking my hand violently against my burning heart but that of an angel could bear affection towards have pitied the miserable girl: but compassion was unhap- head, I left the room and mounted up stairs to mig! a being so malignant--so horribly wicked as I? I can pily a feeling to which I had ever been a stranger; and I chamber. A small Highland dirk hung over the mar now recal how harshly I returned all her little acts of looked on the wreck of youth and beauty with savage in. piece. It had been in the family for ages. I put itia kindness. She would try, by every art, to bring from me difference,
pocket, almost unknowing what I aid, and desten some deed of tenderness. She would smile, and come Eliza's tender heart was moved, and she saw her com. with portentous speed. Eliza met me as I was going out with some mirthful story. She would sit down beside panion with other eyes. She did not, with the prude-like She put her slender arm in mine, and requested me me, and throw her delicate arms around my neck in a barbarity of many of her sex, cast off this erring sister. a voice of melting tenderness, to stay at home, for the mood of gaiety and love. She would flatter me, and watch She saw that she had been led astray, and knew, that was evidently very unwell. With brutal violence In over my concerns, and anticipate my wishes, but all in although in the eyes of the world she was a lost and a her aside and rusbed into the open air. vain. My ungrateful heart refused to acknowledge her wortbless thing, yet she was not to be abandoned to misery | The evening was fair, beautifully fair. The su attentions: her fondness became painful to me, and I and neglect. So far from turning away from this object of sinking down gloriously, and mellowing nature ove repulsed her. Nor when I was stretched on a bed of distress, she pressed her to her bosom; nor did she con- his last departing beams; but I remarked it not sickness did her tenderness abate. When the burning sider herself dishonoured in so doing. Her pure heart nothing- heard nothing. A tumult was in my fever rioted in my veins, and but a step lay between me told her that Mary was innocent, and that what bad oc- my, ears were stunned, and I hurried over the carta and eternity, she attended me with more than a mother's curred was a misfortune rather than a crime. She solaced reckless fury. Night came down, and I found my care. Night after night she sat watching over my couch. her in the midst of her misery, and tried to sustain her Mary's door. I entered, but she was not within Se I have seen her, when she little thought I so remarked, broken heart with the hope that I might one day repair the gone out to walk by the banks of the Forth. weeping in my dimly illumined chamber, and raising her injury I had done, and restore her, blameless and unble. I went to find her. Her lovely and interesting fair hands to heaven in supplication for my recovery. And mished, to society. Nor did she stop here; for, on her was seated upon a rock which overlooked the when I did recover, who can paint the joy that lighted up knées she conjured me, as I valued the welfare of a When I came up, she was in tears; but she threr her beautiful countenance! All saw it with delight save wretched creature, as I valued the honour of our house, as arms around me, and kissed me with unspeakable one, and that was her wretched and ungrateful brother. I valued my own eternal happiness, to render that tardy ness. How romantie was the scene! O how unft
She had a friend named Mary Eliston, also a beautiful justice which uprightness and virtue demanded. The ap- deed of villany! The moon was up in the war girl. Their friendship had commenced in childhood, and peal was as eloquent as beauty and affliction could make heaven. The firmament was silvered over with ha their souls were knit closer together by succeeding years. it: but it was in vain; I heard it with contempt. beams, and the light of the planets dissolved and Mary lived with us, for she was an orphan; and being About this time a young lady of considerable fortune flood of pale and celestial glory. One solitary starts originally of a respectable but unfortunate family, my father came to reside in our part of the country. She was rich; by her side. And how beautifully were the rayon gladly adopted her' as a companion to his daughter. She and I considered that now or never an opportunity had hy the stream that murmured amid its rocky changa was tall and exquisitely made, and all her movements were occurred of gratifying my passion for money. My situation gave forth a melancholy music, which was the why full of female dignity. Her form wanted the richness and lin life was well known, and I was cordially received as a l that disturbed the unbroken calm
Dature! voluptuoas swell of Eliza's, but it was more airy, and, if visitor into her mother's house. I endeavoured to make crime linger here ? Could vice pollute such a seda possible, more graceful. My sister's complexion had the myself as agreeable as possible, and in a short time had the its accursed presence? Base, cruel, treacherous brightness and bloom of northern beauty. Her yellow satisfaction of thinking that I was listened to with not an deed. Was there no bolt of heaven to consume my hair waved like streaks of sunshine over her temples, and unfavourable ear. There was only one bar that stood in heart? While she clung to my bosom, and exhi her blue eyes, deep and lucid as the sapphire, were full of the way, and this was Mary Elliston. My faith was her ownwhile her deep melting eyes were the soul. Mary
on manner: and I well expressively on my savage countenance, yes, the Italian cast in her countenance, which was of a darker knew that if this reached the ears of my new mistress, my was then done-done at a moment when any heart bo and warmer hue. Her hair was black and shining, and prospects in that quarter were at an end. Besides, Mary of a demon would have been disarmed. I drew slow her eyes, of the same complexion, were full of melancholy. was now in that state which rendered her misfortune pal. dagger from my pocket, and my spirit shudders Never were two lovelier beings associated together under pable to all eyes. No one, as yet, knew the author of relate it-stabbed her in the back! A shriek, the same roof. Eliza was all affection, and smiles, and in her misery, but he could not remain concealed much fell to the earth. “Oh! do not destroy me! W nocence, and she showed them on every occasion. If she longer : and his name once mentioned, would sink him to I William, that was a cruel stroke. Spare me: do loved, she expressed in bright and undisguised language infamy and degradation. I cared little for exposure, on my poor unborn babe !” She clubg to poy knets, the emotions of her soul. Mary was not more lovely, for the score of honour or virtue, but I dreaded it on that of spurned her away, and she again fell exhausted. that was impossible, but she was evidently a being of self-interest. Let me get possession of my object, let her
terest. Let me get possession of my object, let her was no time to be lost. I laid violent hands upon profounder and intenser feelings. Her spirit was more full wealth be once fairly secured in my iron hand, and my pitched her over the rock. I heard her rustling of pathos. Her fervour was not so easily excited, but, shame, for aught I cared, might be trumpeted to the utter. the branches which opposed a feeble resistance when once aroused, it flowed in deeper channels, and its in- most ends of the earth : but till then, till that decisive, fall; and then a dash among the waters, and a fed fluence upon all the passions was more striking and irre- that irrevocable moment, it behoved that all should wear and all was silent. sistible.
the aspect of integrity, that all should run smooth as the I stood for a moment petrified at the deed I had I know not how it was, but this pure-minded and in- unruffled sea. I covered my hypocrisy with the semblance but every instant was hazardous; and, thtovin tellectual gırl conceived for me a strong affection. God of virtue, as the ashes of the dead are covered with flowers, blondy weapon into the stream, I rushed with be knows there was little in my society to attract the love of and crawled, like the viper, under cover, the better to violence through the plantation, and gained the any one, and, above all, of such as she. I never did her entrap my prey.
| road. From that moment horror seized upon me an act of kindness. I scarcely ever spoke to her with com. That no evil report might injure my reputation till that night, which had been hitherto calm and clear, mon civility; yet, strange to say, 1 unknowingly gained time, I had Mary sent off about ten miles, to a small suddenly overcast with clouds. A vapour passed her heart, and she loved me at last as if I had been the country house, on the banks of the Forth. There the sor- the moon, as if to hide from the face of nature sud most deserving object upon earth. How my grovelling rows of that unhappy girl only became more pungent- summate wickedness: the silence of creation was dise soul came to be invested with such power, remains a pro she felt the misery of loneliness. Deprived of my sister's and a sullen moan, like that of the angel of death, se hlam which I have never been able to solve. In all other society and mine-and this last, strange w say, buç Prieuw
mine and this last. strange to say. she prized to fill the air. The winds began to sell on ever respects, the mind of Mary was pure and heavenly. That above all other-ber heart became more desolate and broken. while the trees nodded mournfully to the blast that
it was the spirit, so full of poetry and romance that mild enthu. She wrote me a letter: the paper was stained with tears, through them with low and melancholy murmur. siastic spirit, conversant only with lofty thoughts, and and every word breathed unutterable affliction. It im- of thunder burst above my head like the sound of whose existence had passed in a world of fancy and feeling plored me to take compassion on her wretched state, and trumpet, and a flash of lightning followed. As th - how did it descend from its high estate to seek compa fulfil the promises I had so solemnly made:-“I know distractedly along, a thousand phantoms and for nionship with a base earth-born heart like mine! In this you are addressing another, but if she has the spirit of a darkness seemed to dance before my eyes. I was p only she erred-in this only she showed that tinge of hu.woman, never will she listen to you after what you have with unutterable despair, while a voice like that manity which clings to all below. Perhaps she might have done to me."
murdered victim rung incessantly in sy ears, "Spa been influenced by her affection for my sister. Be that as Such were the concluding lines of her letter, and they -spare my unborn babe!- pity, pity, pity," I it may, I saw her feelings, and, with the true villany of fired me to revenge. Suspicion lowered upon my heart, them, but in vain.: the same sound, the same agoni my nature, resolved to take advantage of them. It would and the thought came across me that they were but the voice pursued my footsteps wherever I went. be sickening to relate all the schemes I put in practice to prelude of a discovery. “And must my plans be thus I reached, at last, my door: it was closed, and all ruin the virtue of this unfortunate girl. She loved me to thwarted by that wretched giri? Must a fortune be torn inmates had gone to rest. I knocked, and the old be distraction, and I but too well succeeded. But how was away from my grasp ? Shall she unveil to my affianced keeper opened; but, on seeing me, she started back my poor, hard conquest gained ? By a proceeding, the bride what for a time must rest in darkness ? and for ' affright.' “Goodness, Mr. William, what have you
to her in the most solemn manner:
Toing? You are deadly pale, and there is blood on your convulsed, no less at the thought of my guilt, than at assemble around it ; and many a tale had they to relate ands and forehead." I mustered strength to tell her the loss of her friend, and the ruined honour of our of the lovely being whose ashes slept beneath. 'My house hat I had been attacked on the highway, and knocked family. She faded away like a flower beneath some was not far off; and they would point to it, embosomed
n. She brought me water, and I washed myself ; but pestilential' vapour. She felt that she was kin and blood among its trees; and tell how I had broken her heartThen the signs of my recent guilt were cleansed away, to a murderer, and shuddered at the thought. Still she how I had destroyed her friend and how, as a memento ere was no mark of injury; I thought then I could did not hate me nor shun me; but as she herself drew to her worth, I bad caused this sepulchral column to be rceive suspicion settle upon her countenance.
nearer to the grave, she seemed to cling with greater raised. I have perhaps spoken of these things as events I went to bed, but for my eyes there was no rest. The ardour to the last and worthless remnant of our line. which had once existence; but they exist still." The tomb ght was barrible-inexpressibly horrible. The torments She died, and her last words to me were to seek for repent. is yet visible from my parlour window, and I do nothing hell book possession of me, and I rolled and tossed ance.
but sit there from morning till night, gazing upon it. about is delirious agony. A vision came before me—it Years have rolled away since that fatal parting ; but it Sometimes, at midnight, I have ventured out to Eliza's as the pale spirit of Mary--the same which has nightly | is yet fresh in my memory, and will remain uneffaced till grave, and walked around it, and whispered her name. aunted me since that awful hour. She did not come in life is extinguished within me. I sat by night in the room Sometimes I have ever tried to pray; and if my heart is
stb, like an angel of vengeance to punish. No; where her corpse was laid out in its last mournful dress. anywhere filled with the Divine Spirit of repentance, it is gar never had its abode in that gende bosom. She still The smile which crossed her lips when the angel of heaven there.
re the beauty and mild melancholy of her living hours. bore her better portion away, still lingered there. A halo But the spirit of Mary haunts me still. Wherever I Toepe tas soft, and rolled upon me with a look of of immortality seemed to float around her. Never to my go, she comes at the fatal hour-at all seasons, and in all
passion and love; and had her face been less pale, and eyes did death appear clothed in such beauty. I thought places. To get rid of this nightly visitor, I have tried
garments postained with blood, I should have sup- the expression of living nature was lurking within; but, every scheme. I have gone to foreign lands, and plunged psed that she inherited life. “Repent!” was the only alas! the cold lip, the icy cheek, and the soulless eye, pro- headlong into society. I have joined in the dance and ord she uttered. It came from her lips with an aërial claimed that the flame of existence was quenched, and that the masquerade ; but it is the same. As the destined hour
ftness, such a we may suppose to clothe the language of the grave had triumphed. Several flowers, such as she appproaches, lo! she appears, and the unvarying word paries. Though scarcely audible, it thrilled through my was wont to love, were laid upon her bosom: I plucked comes from her mouth—“Repent !” I have remarked, oral and overcame it. I uttered a loud cry, and fell into them with my own hands and laid them there. It was however, that her aspect changes in proportion as my trance.
action I ever did towards poor Eliza; but soul is gay or melancholy. When I mingle with mirth, How long I remained in this swoon I know not. When my heart was now broken down, and I felt at last some and try to drown my sorrow in forgetfulness, she seenis Taroke from it. I beheld a lovely female banging over sympathies with humanity. I never knew my sister's more sad and afflicted, and stands longer by me, and
in an attitude of pity and affection-it was my sister. value till I had lost her: I never loved her till now. As utters her admonition in more impassioned language. he had heard by voice, and risen to give me assistance. I looked on her form, beautiful even in death, I remem. When, however, my heart is subdued with a sense of its stre strenmed from her beautiful eyes; but there was a bered what she had been to me, and recalled from other crime, and calmly awaits the trial that attends upon it, adder ora ber trame. I bad, unknown to myself, mut. years the image of my mother. “Yes, poor Eliza ! I her melancholy is tinged with a sort of placid delight red something of the dreadful truth, and she had heard shall do my last sad duty to thee at least with a sincere her black eye rolls more softly upon me-she lingers but
heart. I shall perform thy mournful wake alone. I shall a moment--and the warning, as it flows from her lips, Next day the body of Mary Elliston was found, and the weep in atonement and repentance for what I have done comes upon my ear like a strain of not unpleasant music!
3 spread like a whirlwind over the country. It reached to thy gentle bosom.--None shall hear me, unless, per. But lately, and I went to my sister's tomb. I threw in'itars, coafirming the awful ideas she began to enter. chance, thy spirit, hovering nigh, may catch the tones of myself on my knees before it, and wept at the recollection a. I passed the time in a state of mind which no lan- remorse and affliction from thy wretched brother.” of former days, and the deeds I had done. My heart was
e con depict. It was not fear of punishment which Such were my thoughts, and I burst into tears—the first melted. I felt the bitterness of remorse, and raised my stressed me so bitterly, but the terrors of an awakened that had watered my eyes since childhood. I felt desolate, hands to heaven, while I en treated forgiveness in the lanPiece. Two days passed on, but nothing was elicited companionless, and hated upon earth; and the fountains guage of agony. Suddenly the clock of the church struck
me light w ine transaction. On the third day my of sorrow now broke forth at this sad spectacle of the only ten, and Mary stood before me. I never saw her look e nas entered by the officers of justice, and I was one who loved me being so bitterly taken away.
so beautiful. She was melancholy; but a smile sat upon and to the prison of Stirling. It were vain to attempt It was the fatal hour, and I remarked it not, so utterly her lips, and she regarded me with a look of divine satisslate my state of mind during my confinement in the was I occupied with my own meditations, but it passed faction. My heart leapt with joy, for I found that what
'cell. I had no consolation, no comfort ; I saw an not by undistinguished. It was the hour of ten, to me so I had done was good. She vanished away in the darkness nominious death before me. I saw the gallows with all full of sorrow and of crime. I heard it strike, and when of night; but the admonition with which she had hitherto Idadful accompaniments. I already heard, in dreams, I looking intently on the body of my sister. I saw
looking intently on the body of my sister, I saw-no, it charged me, followed not, and I drew from it an omen astence of the judge pronounced upon my guilty was not a phantom of imagination-I saw the pale and that my repentance had truly begun. d. I felt myself led out to execution amid the exe bleeding form of Mary. She was still the same as she had I need not pursue this subject farther. I am an altered rations of the multitude. In perspective I beheld my hitherto appeared to my eyes; but her visit seemed not to man. The blood of a fellow-creature still cries against sem hang in chains, like the pirate's upon the shore, and be for me, but for the corpse of her friend. She looked me; but a contrite heart may do much to silence its voice. Is the passers-by point frighifully at my withered bones, with unspeakable affection over it, and kissed it again and The appearance of Mary is no longer terrible—now that wing, “Bead the murderer !" And to increase my again. I was transfixed with fear and astonishment. I the change has commenced within me. She has been my zors, the phantom would not stay away. Nightly tried to weep; but I could not. I tried to speak; but my good angel since the moment of my crime till the present a cane before me as at first, and gazed upon me with tongue was tied. I tried to move; but I remained stupified day. She has hovered around me; and, by appearing
dark and melancholy eyes. It was in vain to try and bound to my seat, as if by enchantment. Then the at short intervals, has terrified me from a commission of forget her. That dreadful monitor refreshed my mé. form threw her arms around my sister, who got up to iniquity. She has kept my conscience awake, and at last
y vith tenfold force, and drew up anew what I would receive her embraces. The pale cheeks of the latter be- melted its stubborn nature to virtue and repentance. re given the universe to plunge into eternal forgetful. I came Alushed with primeval beauty-her eves were re
came flushed with primeval beauty-ber eyes were re- Heaven did not send her to be my punishment, but to Repent! repent! repent !"-the same words animated, and sparkled as bright as ever-her lips burst be my guide. For years I regarded her as a demon for ever over my imagination. They were the only the silence which had enchained them--she spoke and come to torment me; but this was only while I was har
that came from her lips, and a thousand echoes smiled delighted, while she returned with ardour the em- dened in sin. Without her warning voice, I had travelled les nack up to my heart.
braces of her friend. I could endure it no longer : my on in my former' ways, and perished unforgiven. Even My trial came on, and the evidence adduced was most heart was overwhelmed with joy, and I started up to clasp now, I feel I could not do without her. I cannot trust pucing. My housekeeper and one of my servants Eliza to my bosom. I threw my arms around her, and my own strength, and nothing but her nocturnal visits
my life. They swore an alibi in my favour, de kissed her ; but, horror-struck, I shrunk back. My lips could keep my spirit in the true path to wisdom and hapring in tbe face of irresistible facts, that I was in bed were laid upon her frozen cheeks I had laid bold of her piness. be time the murder was alleged to have taken place. corpse. She lay stretched out in the shroud. The candle that was perjury so grossly criminal. Poor wretches !was fading in its socket, and the chamber of death, faintly
A ROASTING SPIT. love to my sister which made them guilty of so illumined by its expiring glow, was more ghastly than The most singular spit in the world is that of the Count
a step, and they risked their eternal souls to save ever. Where was the phantom ? She had filed, and left I de Castel Maria, one of the most opulent Lords of Ireviso. whose crimes deserved a thousand deaths!
no token of her presence behind, save the cry of “Repent,” | This spit turns 180 different roasts at once, and plays 24 11es discharged, but never did criminal come out of the echo of which, like a knell of the dead, still rung intunes, -and wherever it plays corresponds to a certain de. est with a blacker character. By the verdict of the my ears!
gree of cooking, which is perfectly understood by the 1. and the admonition of the judge, the mark of My sister was interred by the side of her parents in the cook. Thus, a leg of mutton à l'Anglaise, will be excel
was virtually set upon my forehead. The Scottish cemetery of the parish church. I invited all with whom I lent at the twelfth air: a fowl à l'Flamande, will be juicy
consists of fifteen. Of these, seven voted for a we had previously been on the footing of friends to the lat the eighteenth, and so on. It would be difficult, perNiet of 4 Guilty," and eight for a verdict of “Not funeral, and they all attended. I did not expect this, and haps, to carry further the love of music and gormandizing. Foren. I thus escaped the gallows by one solitary vote; flattered myself that I would not be utterly deserted by the Foret de Londres.
eren those who saved me from that last punish- world. I was disappointed. They came to honour and er of the law, did not acquit me of the crime. They pay their last respects to her ashes; but not to favour me.
igsed me to the world, to be pointed at by mankind When the coffin was deposited in the earth, and the turf the fioger of scorn ; and the judge, from the seat of laid over it, each separated in silence and in sadness. dice, denounced me in no equivocal language as a mur. None spoke to me. 'I was shunned like a scorpion, and Days. Horn. Even. Height. Festival, ge. er, and plainly hinted, that, had he sat on the box of returned alone and unpited to my desolate mansion. yen, his verdict would have been widely different from I raised, in the burying-ground, a monument to Eliza's
h. m. h. m.ft. me
Tuesday ..28' 2 17 2 40 16 3 St. Augustino delivered memory. It was of marble and of virgin whitenessan
Wednesday29 3 3 3 28 15 1 St. John Baptist beheaded My life has been marked with desolation; and another emblem of her own purity. I had it encircled with a Thursday..30 3 57 4 29 13 9 [Moon's first quarter 178 was soon doomed to feel the effects of its fatal career railing, and planted within with flowers. It stood in Friday ....31 5 6 5 49 12 at was my sister. My crime, discharged as. I was by the centre of the church-yard, and was altogether a beau. Saturday.. 33 7 1712 10'Giles. .
8 12th Sunday after Trinity, he laws of the country, was too evident to admit of tiful' and affecting object.
Sunday.... 2 157 8 33 13
ne con Monday .. 3 5 5 9 34 15 3 (London burnt, 1666, O. S. bbt fa any mind. She knew this, and her heart was gregated multitudes who came to worship the Lord, would | Tuesday .. 4 10 jio
I had a dream-'twas but a dream
Of happiness below; '
The rose, perchance, might blow;
The conscious rose withdrew;
For why it fled she knew ;
In science, arts, or arms;
Or loved she “ war's alarms;”
With Happiness to rest;
Stood characters confest
And deem'd the hermit blest ;
For Memory banish'd rest;
Sure Happiness is here?
And all was chaos there;
I turn'd my wearied gaze,
Circled with hallowed rays;
There stood confest, and banished tears ! . Liverpool.
Then let our eyes each other greet,
Immortal the breath, that contending with death,
The battle triumphantly wages;
Immortal the skill, that could fashiod at will,
Those forms, the delight of all ages.
Round life's spreading tree, ever busy are we,
To protect and to water the roots;
But what can we gain, by our toil and our pain,
If we are not to taste of its fruits ?
Those fruits are the arts, and their homage imparts
To its lovers a pleasure unbounded ;
Then fill the bowl high, and let us enjoy
J. BOLTON. The prospect by which we're surrounded. No. II.
The theme of this song brings to our recollection
following passage from Young's Athens, in evidence SPECIMENS OF THE ELDER POETS. the extraordinary encouragement given to the fine arts
the Athenians. BY PERCIVAL MELBURNE.
“ Phidias, the Statuary.-Public edifices of the riche
and grandest structure were everywhere raised; whil MICHAEL DRAYTON.
the magnificence of these buildings was, may be su
mised from the sum of 1000 talents, or £180,000, beint DESCRIPTION OF ELYSIUM.
expended solely on the Temple of Minerva, anl that A Paradise on earth is found,
a time when, from the multitude of slaves, labour Though far from vulgar sight,
almost gratuitous, and the finest marbles were the With which those pleasures doth abound
tural produce of the country. In this temple, calle 1
Parthenion, and built by the architect Setinus, stand That make Elysium bright;
statue of the tutelary goddess, wrought in ivory by Where, in delights that never fade,
hand of Phidias, and profusely decorated with gold. The Muses lulled be,
this figure is taken as the criterion of the arts at 4 And sit at pleasure in the shade
era of the Athenian republic, the idea of general exa
lence transcends all that every other country and er Of many a stately tree,
other age can boast. Precious as were the materi Which no rough tempest makes to reel,
Phidias formed this statue twenty-six cubits higb: Nor their straight bodies bows,
from Pliny's description it appears to have been inter Their lofty tops do never feel
part as elaborately touched as the most exquisite mindre The weight of winter's snows.
The reliefs were chosen from great and completed
jects, and were severally a work that requires the first In groves that evermore are green,
tist, his greatest exertion of genius, and his utmost care No falling leaf is there,
execution. On the area of the shield was sculptur But philomel, of birds the queen,
the battle of the Amazons ; within its concave, theco In music spends the year.
flict of the gods and giants; on the pedestal was rep The merl upon her myrtle perch
sented the birth of Pandora, and the deities ; eren
sandals of the goddess' feet were ornamented with an There to the mavis sings,
ing of the Lapithæ and the Centaurs ; and a Victory Who from the top of some curl'd birch
weighing forty talents of gold, was held forth it! Those notes redoubled rings.
hand. This statue, of which the total effect riveted 1 There daisies damask every place,
attention in amazement and rapture, was in each delar Nor once their beauties lose,
finished and perfect, that the most intelligent ese com
with pleasure contemplate even the serpent, the spot That when proud Phæbus bides his face
and other ornaments of the armour."-Young's AIR Themselves they scorn to close.
As seeming to descend,
The following notice of this accomplished singet
actress, copied from a Dublin paper, may be acceptabi No waste is made by time;
our readers, who will soon have the opportunity of het Nor doth the autumn ever miss
Madame Pasta in Liverpool :-
“The enterprise of the manager must, at all events The flower that July forth doth bring,
applauded. He has now exhibiting on our boards a In April here is seen ;
at about five-and-thirty pounds per song !-Every note
sings absolutely costs a coin of the United Kingdom The primrose that puts on the spring,
Great Britain and Ireland! Madame Pasta is certata In July decks each green.
wonder in her way. With a most extraordinary come Oft spreading vines climb up the cleeves,
of voice, there is a richness and volume of note, to w Whose ripen'd cluster there
we suppose, there is nothing now to be compared
any stage in Europe. Of what are termed ca. Their liquid purple drops, which drives
powers, we had little opportunity of judging last nig A vintage through the year.
The few, however, that were exhibited in Di Tanti Those cleeves, whose craggy sides are clad
pili, justified the highest expectations. The transition With trees of sundry suits,
emphasis as well as of note, were in all instances mane Which make continual summer glad,
with the most admirable skill and dexterity.-Even bending with their fruits.
upper part of her voice Madame Pasta unites the greu brilliancy with the most extraordinary tenderness.
delicacy, and nothing that she effects seems to cost de GREECE AND THE FINE ARTS.
effort. The sweetness and pathos which she threw
the Cavatina “O Patasi," exceeded any thing we On the 12th of August, 1811, the members and patrons beard. She was here evidently most successful in care of the Liverpool Academy of Arts had a public dinner in vating the majority of her auditory, though there the Exhibition-room, in the Union News-room, Duke-persons who would rest her claims for the honours of street The following original song was written for the night chiefly on the inimitable recitative in the tra occasion :
Scena from the Opera of Didone. Taking her performan
altogether, they were most extraordinary, and truly What Greece was of old, we need not be told,
lightful. The plaudits of all parts of the house were Her name is eternal in story ;
cessant and most unqualified, and it is already made But her fame would be fled, as ber heroes are dead,
that her career at this
at this theatre will win her new redor If the arts had not sanctioned her glory.
and prove most profitable to the Theatrical Exchequere
Oh! I will ask thee not, to say
That I am dear to thee ;
Express enough for me.
What lover's long to know;
The bosom's cherish'd glow. The tongue can never truly tell
The feelings of the heart ;The love that is unspeakable
Must from the eyes depart. Beloved one! avert thou not
From me those stars of light, Bereft of whose bright rays, my lot
Would be but cheerless night.