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BEFORE INTERMENT.

And who sheds this halo of splendour around us ?

To my throbbing heart I press thee, Who softens the bands in which sorrow has bound us ?

May its eloquence possess thee; 'Tis woman !--the fairest, the loveliest, best

Go, ma mignonne ! love befriend thee, Of all that can give mortal life its true zest.

And persuasion soft attend thee. And then, oh! my lov'd one art dearer to me

..... J'achevois à peine
Than e'er to the minstrel his wild harp could be :

Qu'un zephir au même instant
And though lovers have knelt at beauty's proud shrine,

Emporta de son haleine,
Poetry.
They never could kneel at a prouder than thine.

•• la rose ••••

Q. X. S.
In the light of thine eye is a solace for sadness,
ADDRESS TO HOPE.

And thy smile sheds around thee an halo of gladness : The editor purposes to introduce into the present volume

From the depths of thine heart comes the light of thy several pieces of which have never appeared in the Say, who art thou, and what thy name,

feelings

Kaleidoscope. They will be principally of the light and For ever changing, yet the same ? As warm and as pure as an angel's revealings :

epigrammatic character, although the writer has sometime Loveliest meteor playing bright

Oh! blest be the hour when thou smil'd on my vow, | attempted compositions of a grave character, of which w Athwart the chaos world of night;

And blest may'st thou still be as e'en thou art now. shall here select one as a specimen, merely premising the

J. H.
Now in living form array'd,
Manchester.

it was written several years ago on the death of Mr. M And now “the shadow of a shade !”

chael Harris, with whom the editor was on terms of the Now a jest, and now a dream,

greatest intimacy, and who united the character of the

TO THE EDITOR. Anon Hyperion's golden beam ;

gentleman, the scholar, and the man of business. SIR,-A singular accident having lately put the fol. And now a quick receding bliss, lowing lines into my possession, and left me, at the same

LINES A vapouring cymbal's emptiness!

time, totally unable to form a conjecture as to who the fair ON VIEWING THE CORPSE OF A VALUED FRIEND INNEDISTRUS Say, who art thou, from whence, and why,

Thyrza may be, under the inspiration of whose charms With radiant brow, and tearful eye ?

they were composed, I have hastened to adopt what apA seraph from thy aspect bland,

Ye fading traces of mortality! pears to me the best method of making the amende honoYet tears become not angel land,

When life's brief, chequer'd scenes are past; rable for my involuntary Marplotism. Hoping that, by And ill befits with aught so fair

The grave, the gay, the bondsman, and the free, insertion in your widely-circulated miscellany, they may Should mastery seek the fiend Despair !

“To this complexion come at last !" reach their destination, and attract the notice of the peer. Say, whence art thou ?-Ah! now I see less lady for whose perusal they were intended, and making

The livid lips that once this portal grac'd Thou com'st from regions heavenly;

ten thousand humble apologies to her most poetical wor. Have oft the pledge of love imprest, . Thy gentle bidding here below, shipper for my unlucky interference,

While o'er these pale unconscious cheeks were trac'd To calm the turbid stream of woe ;

I am your and his well-wisher,

The varied feelings of the breast. The wounds to soothe denied to heal,

MASTER SLENDER. No more these eyes, whose fountains now are dry, And from the heart the arrow steal

The haunts of misery shall explore ; That rankles there unseen, unknown,

LINES ACCOMPANYING A ROSE.

Nor longer smile to see the lear of joy. Confest, in sighs, to God alone !

Where tears of anguish flow'd before ! Ah, yes, I read thine errand fair,

Sur la feuille d'une rose Fond wanderer from a brighter sphere !

Mute is the tongue, whose accents once would charm,

Un jour je gravois ces traits. But here Delusion is thy name,

Nor e'er the supplicant's prayer deny ; Thy fairest light a treacherous flame;

And ah! how cold this bosom, once so warm

Flora's treasures, here be they, Thy smiles assumed, with specious show,

With freedom and philanthropy !

In a rich and rare display ; To mask the ruin couch'd below;

Brightly glowing here is seen,

All now is chill, and motionless, and dark, A traitor from the hour when earth

“Every thing that pretty bin ;"

Whose mortal destiny's to die; First joyous bail'd thy radiant birth!

Flora's treasures, here they be,

But still the Godlike soul's etherial spark Ah ! cease to mock the wearied breast,

In a sweet variety,

Lives, and shall live to all eternity. And hie thee to thy native rest;

Some the balmy air perfuming,

Liverpool.
And when in panoply of light,

Some with scentless beauty blooming.
Low bending from yon heaven bright,
Shall softly thy seraphic voice

IMPROMPTU,
What though sweet the modest glow
That thy blushing petals show ;

Addressed to a very speculative acquaintance, who was being The grief-worn whisper to rejoice !-

for himself rather too dashing a country seal.

What though fair the spotless white
Ah! there no more the soul shall grieve,
For, Hope, thou canst not there deceive;

Of yon lily bath'd in light;

Dash built a snug box in a village hard by, On earth, alas! a fancied bliss,

Who their paler tints would dare

But soon had occasion to rue; But heaven, thy home,-true blessedness!

To my Thyrza's cheeks compare ?

For building's so costly, and wages so high,

Sweeter roses there are growing,
Liverpool

His money was fairly run through.
Fairer lilies there are glowing.

One day says his spouse, “Let us christen our cot
STANZAS,
Thee I choose, thou lovely rose,

SANS Souci."-"No, (says Dash,) that wont do
ADDRESSED TO MISS H.
Thou my secret shalt disclose ;

It has made me so poor, I shall soon go to pot,
Thou shalt be mine incense now,

It had better be call'd “Sans sıx Sous."

At the altar where I bow ; Speak they truth who complain that this wide world of

Liverpool

Thou the burning thoughts shalt tell,
ours
Has more of rank weeds than of beauteous flowers ?
That within this bosom swell ;

FABLE.
Well! e'en let it be so—if still there can be,

Go, ma mignonne! love revealing, 'Midst the weeds of this life, a sweet flower like thee.

That no longer brooks concealing.

L'ENFANT ET LA MERE. Oh! glorious art thou as a calm summer even,

From thy leaves I shake the dew,

Dans le passage étroit d'un vase empli d'olives, And pure is thy soul as the blue arch of heaven;

Purest drops, of rainbow hue ;

Se trouvait prise, un jour, la main d'un jeune enfant The bright rays of beauty around thee are streaming

Gay and glittering though they be,

Vite la mère accourt à ses clameurs plaintives, Like holy starlight on the blue waters gleaming,

With the diamond's brilliancy,

Brise le vase, et dit:-“ Songez, petit gourmand, When the shadows of even in splendour are closing,

What are they to Thyrza's eyes,

Qu'il faut une autre fois, pour eviter la peine, And earth on the bosom of bliss is reposing

Where the soul of meaning" lies,

Et retirer les doigts, ne point avoir main pleine." Has the minstrel e'er sung of his bright lady, love,

Through pure orbs of beauty shining,

2, Stafford-street.

ALB In strains sweet as those of the angels above ?

Meekness, love, and mirth combining ? Has the fond lover dwelt in his maiden's blue eye

Coolest dew or softest shower,

Woodcocks.-On Tuesday last, Mr. John Peers,

Warrington, killed a woodcock on a farm belonging, Had his home in her glance, and his bliss in her sigh?

Ever shed in summer hour,

Mr. Dobson, of Hatton, in Cheshire. To all sportul Yes; such are the joys which to mortals are given,

Never were so sweet to thee

characters this will be known as a rare occurrence in To make our dark earth ape the brightness of heaven!

As ber sunny smile to me;

country atthis season of the year.

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Some weeks since, Mr. Cross, of the menagerie, Exeter ject of the giraffe lately imported into France. The writer
'Change, received his Majesty's commands to attend to the says-
charge and landing of the animal, on its arrival in the “The Romans, to whom Julius Cæsar was the first who
river, on board the Penelope, Malta trader. A large introduced a giraffe, called the animal camelo-pardalis, or

camelopard. But a multitude of essential differences craft, with a suitable awning of tarpawlins, was accordingly I distinguish it from the

as accordingly distinguish it from the camel; and as for the leopard, if it prov led, in which the camelopard, two Egyptian cows, be true that the spots on its hair remind the spectator of two Arab keepers, and an interpreter, were brought from those which appear on the skin of the greater part of the the vessel. They were landed at the Duchy of Lancaster large panthers, it must also be observed that they differ in Wharf, Waterloo Bridge, about six o'clock in the evening

being flat and irregular, instead of being round and ar

ranged en rose. The ancient name of Zarapha, corrupted of Saturday the 11th August, and immediately lodged in

by us into giraffe, is much more fitting, therefore, than a roomy warehouse, under the Duchy of Lancaster Office. that which the Romans substituted for it. Here they remained till Monday morning, about five “ The giraffe, in its native country, browses on the tops o'clock, when Richardson's spacious caravan, with four of trees, preferring those of the mimosa species, which horses, was ready to transport them to Windsor. Into this are there plentiful. But it seems that it can, without in

convenience, change this for any other vegetable food.vehicle they were all safely stowed, and by it conveyed to That which was in Florence in 1486, and which went beg. Windsor the same evening. Having been lodged in secu- ging for its meals at the first floors of the houses, lived on rity, the King himself hastened to inspect his extraordinary the fruits of the country, and particularly on apples. That acquisition, and was greatly pleased with the care which which is in our possession is fed differently. Its ordinary had been taken to bring it into his presence in fine order."

meals are composed of mixed corn, maize, barley, and

garden beans, ground. For drink, it has milk morning On the following morning, his Majesty and his suite paid

and evening. two other visits to examine the giraffe more attentively; “ This change in the diet of our giraffe took place in and it certainly merite this study.

the earliest period of its domestic life. Having fallen into It seems, as we have remarked, to differ in several re the hands of poor Arabs, who could give it only the corn spects from the camelopards described by Vaillant. This

prepared for their camels, and camel's milk, it throve very THE CAMELOPARDALIS, OR GIRAFFE.

well on that diet, and care has, therefore, been taken to specimen has two short protuberances, or tufts, + between make no alteration in it. (From the Literary Gazette.)

the ears, which are covered with rather long hair, falling “Nevertheless, it willingly accepts fruit and branches We are induced to lay before our readers not only an

over on the top, towards the back of the neck; whereas, of the acacia when offered to it. 'It seizes the foliage in count, but an engraving, of this remarkable quadruped ;

| Vaillant speaks of these excrescences as terminating in a very singular manner, thrusting forth, for that purpose, round nobs. Neither does our giraffe display any irregu. round whatever it would secure. That which shows,

a long, reddish, and very narrow tongue, which it rolls l because it is the first of the species which has ever a brought to England, and because, in its differenceslarity or rise on its back, over the shoulders, nor alo

larity or rise op its back, over the shoulders, nor along the moreover, that the giraffe was intended to browse on the to those described by preceding naturalists, it deserves whole line of the vertebra, as is seen in those previously | high branches of trees, is the difficulty which it manifests

attention of men of science as a curious variety in the delineated. It assumes almost a straight line, with a whenever it is obliged to take any thing from the ground. mai kingdom. We are also inclined to do so, from a slight appearance of curve.

It puts out first one foot, then the other; repeats the same In height it is between ten

process several times; and it is only after these reiterated are to correct the oft-reiterated statements which have and eleven feet, measured from the fore-hoofs to the tip

experiments that it at length bends its neck, and applies ured in the French journals. giving the world to un. of the ears. The general tone of colour is a light fawn, I its lips and its tongue to the object in question

"The giraffe can only amble; but the length of its and that the “ Anglo-Camelopard" had died, and the spots being a few shades deeper. As the animal is, Ba Paris, in consequence, possessed the only living spe- / however, only two years old, it is understood that these limbs renders its progress very rapid, notwithstanding

their too great approach to one another, and the slight Emer of the creature in Europe. On the contrary, it spots will become darker as he increases in age. The

inequality of the fore and hind members. When pursued, ppears that the present from the Pacha of Egypt to our eyes are large, dark, and expressive : they, as well

it flies with great speed; but the narrowness of its lungs

ears, move very quickly. Hlustrious Sovereign has not only reached its destination as the ears, move very quickly. Among its natural

Among its natural | will not allow it to support a long race.

"It is vulgarly said that the giraffe inhabits only the Es perfect safety, but has (as we are assured) obtained the habits the giraffe appears to be timid, and readily

deserts, and astonishment has naturally enough been felt Donour of a kindly royal reception, and already become a alarmed by any noise ; but it is singular to notice how

that an animal of so large a size can find subsistence on a much more confidence he displays when his keepers awurite with its princely owner.

churlish soil, burnt up with the sun, and on which not a Both animals were taken by the troops belonging to the are near him than when they are absent. Few persons

single vegetable grows. But the fact is, that the giraffe, Izba of Egypt, their mother having been shot in the having been allowed admission to the warehou

having been allowed admission to the warehouse, in no more than the antelope, lives in the desert. It is true sert of Sennaar. The young camelopards travelled

London, where the group was kept, the crowd on the that both animals are seen there in large flocks; but it is ith the caravan to Grand Cairo. They were afterwards outside were (as usual) very noisy; which the animal evi. only a place of refuge for them, as the forest is for our

wild boars. dently felt, directing his attention to the windows, and ent, under a guard of soldiers, with some Arabs and

They retire thither to be enabled to watch

afar off, and to guard against surprises. As to their food, Joons belonging to his Highness's stables, to Alexandria, looking anxiously around. But he no sooner bent his the giraffes find it in watered and fertile tracts, which form 1xtended as presents to the Kings of England and France.

J a great part of Africa, within reach of which they take There being some difference in their size and appearance. I had a friend close by his side, than he became quite com- care to remain, and in which, every time that thev enter.

they commit great havoc. ke consuls of the two nations drew lots for a choice for posed and easy.

The lion is the giraffe's most formidable enemy; the eir respective sovereigns. The first chance fell to the He does not seeni to possess much strength, which may

y former, however, never attacks the latter in the desert, rench consul, who, of course, selected the largest (being perhaps be attributed to his being immature and growing. I hurt

ps be attributed to his being immature and growing. but lies in ambuscade in the thickets of mimosa, in which Selve French feet in beigbt) which be caused to be ship. The joints of the fore-legs are very large, similar to what the giraffes come to browse, or on the banks of the rivu.

to Marseilles, where it remained during the winter. The we see in young calves. The legs (when you view him in | lets at which they slake their thirst. For this reason. Seglish consul sept the one recently arrived in London front) are not perpendicular, but diverge from the body, I giraffes and antelopes use great caution when the visit

| and spread out, as if intended by Providence to poise and him at a certain distance, they fly, and thus escape the kroun Malta, where it was kept six months, and shipped

places which may conceal their enemy. If they perceive a the Penelope, Captain Bond, last May. The animal, support his immense height, when standing.

danger ; but if the foe be too near, they defend them. b est talen, was about the size of one of ourasses, . To this particular history we add a more general one selves; and find in the love of life a courage which fre.

from the Globe, French paper, in order to complete our quently proves fatal to the most powerful of animals. It od had to travel forty-five days before it reached Grand

sketch of the curious stranger. It was presented by M. is generally the one of the two which surprises the other

Geoffry St. Hilaire to the French Institute, on the sub. that obtains the victory. The giraffe uses his fore-legs The following is a brief history of its importation : the

against the lion, and strikes him with them so violently, the animal has been taken except that done for the Literary ketch of the giraffe, and its attendants, was taken from | Gacette, and one in progress for his Majesty. We may add,

that it is with great difficulty he can resist the first blows; dhe life soon after it was got on shore.f with regard to the original, (which is now at Cumberland

if, however, he can bear them, he then attacks the giraffe | lodge,) that a house is being erected at Sandford Gate, where

at an advantage; for the latter has no other means of dela 1810 a white camel was imported, with an elephant, it will be kept with the rest of the curious animals belonging

fence. Sometimes the giraffe, in flying, kicks in the Lato this country. This white camel being a novelty, the to the King.

manner of a horse ; but he prefers using his fore-feet. Sroprietor (then living in Piccadilly) turned his attention to . Indeed the skill with which Mr. Cross executed the royal

This mode of attack is so natural to the animal, that even Take it still more novel, caused it to be artificially spotted, I orders ought to be mentioned with particular commendation.

in ours, mild and tame as it is, there is sometimes an apad produced it to the public as a camelopard, just arrived, I.

parent tendency to it. If any body irritates it, incited by banand exhibited at Windsor, and the deception was t The horns of this singular animal are not, as some na.

à feeling, which, however, it soon represses, it lifts and detected by our scientific naturalists. This, no doubt, turalists have supposed, simple excrescences of the frontal | puts out le to the mistake in the Times some days since that a ca

bone, but superadded bones, which it is very practicable to “ The giraffe serves for food to the inhabitants of the iopard bad been in this country about ten years ago.

separate, until a certain period of the animal's life. This cir- central parts of Africa, and its flesh is said to be very suc

cumstance in the organization of the giraffe, justifies its being culent. It is found only in the centre of Africa, and at We should notice, that a sketch, purporting to be of this classed with the stag, the organization of the horns of which some hundreds of leagues either from Egypt or from the atte, has appeared in the print-shops; but no drawing from is the same.

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2. And the beautiful tint of the rose

Is excell'd by thy cheek's sweet flush; And the hue that thy lips disclose

Would make young Hebe blush.

And such dark glossy tresses as thine,

Which so gracefully fall o'er thy brow,
Where the Loves in the light dance join,

No other fair maid ever knew,

The Goddess of Love ne'er display'd

Such symmetry, beauty, and grace,
Thou lovely, affectionate maid,

As in thy chaste form I can trace.

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himself announced to him the recompense that he awarded No sooner, however, had inexhaustible France learned

him, remained as one petrified, and could not express his the disasters at Moscow, than she inundated with a new (ORIGINAL)

gratitude. So powerful was the aspect of Napoleon upon army the vast plains of Germany, and Napoleon fought

all who approached him, that the oldest warriors, those successively the battles of Lutzen, Bautzen, Leipsig, and THE OLD SOLDIER'S DOG.

even who had constantly followed his victorious march, | Hanau; memorable battles, in which Bastilleur fought

could not withstand his look without being struck with a with a success equal to his courage. Mouton, accustomed Translated for the Kaleidoscope from the French of Dr. Albert.)

sudden awe, which paralyzed their tongues, and chained to breathe the perfume of battles, had not for a moment Among the number of old warriors who composed the them to the spot upon which they stood like so many sta- quitted his master during all these sanguinary scenes ; Dvourite phalanx of Napoleon, was a soldier of the name tues. When Napoleon had quitted the first line, Bastil. and, if it had not been for the grief occasioned by having

Seguin, known better by the name of Bastilleur, an leur, whose blood appeared to have stopped in its circu. seen Gamine, one of his companions, run through by the Dourable title which the people had given to the French | lation, felt his heart beat violently under the star of honour | iron lance of a Calmuck, he would have remained concards who had assisted at the overturning of the Bastille. which shone upon his uniform, and dispensing, as soon as tented amidst the greatest misfortunes. Fortunate, in. Le destruction of the Bastille, which fell after a siege of possible, with the congratulations of his comrades, went to deed, would he have been, had he met death on the field

hours, was the first military achievement which deco- solicit of his Colonel, as an act of favour upon which of honour, like his worthy brother Moustache ; but fate

the life of young Seguin. He was then twenty-four depended his future happiness, that he might not quit his had decided otherwise. as of age. Gemappe, the Italian campaign, and the rank nor his company. The Colonel, although with re

the rank nor his company. The Colonel, although with re- In France, Bastilleur very soon partook of the glory of atles in Egypt, added successively new laurels of glory to pugnance, informed the Emperor, who replied, with some Laon, of Soissons, of Château-Thierry, &c.; and Mouton, E town which already encircled the forehead of this irritation, “ Let him then remain a grenadier, but let him holding always erect the only ear he had, run, with his Irior. He was one of three who first received the fusée have a captain's pay."

intrepid master, the last chances of the immortal drama husneur, a recompense which preceded a short time the Bastilleur had a faithful and tried friend, watching day of Napoleon. action of the Legion of Honour; and this last decoration and night to give him marks of his attachment, and to

The sad winding up at Fontainbleau astonished the awarded to him at the first review that Napoleon defend his life. This friend, one may easily guess, was

wreck of the old guard, and Mouton, with his ear down, le before the castle of the eastern emperors. not a man, but a dog, which the grenadier had rescued

set out with Bastilleur for the island of Elba. Here our when

water spaniel acquired a new celebrity. Until now Napo. sur labourer of the Ardennes, who had not been able to It was a water spaniel, which, in a short time, became a

leon had only occasionally seen Mouton. The crowd of ive the least instruction to his son. On this account he fine animal, covered with a long white fleece, which lay

kings, which continually surrounded that great man, did a long while deprived of the privilege of advancing in silken tresses on his back and sides. The animal was

not permit the vulgar to approach him ; but upon these mell. His officers, however, tired of the obstacle which active and alert, and possessed an instinctive intelligence

peaceful banks, whilst Napoleon was meditating the imused his advancement, decided, at last, to appoint him which held the place of reason. Finally, Mouton (that

promptu of the Hundred Days, Mouton had every opporgrant, as a slight recompense for his distinguished was his name) had become an object of general affection,

tunity of approaching him without ceremony, and charmed Bar. But Bastilleur, endowed with the rare virtue of land was called the dog of the old onard. During their os leisure nours with a hundred frolics. From this moduing himself, refused the lace that was offered to him, marches, or at the reviews, Mouton always preceded his

ment also the fortunate dog was admitted to taste the trishing (he said) by his incapacity to compromise a post master, and followed the music. When they reposed,

delights of the imperial table, and to lick the hand of the hiet required information of which he was deficient, but halted, or bivouacked, Mouton always came to caress his

hero in captivity. It is thus, by the whims of inconstant le to remain the lowest of the non-commissioned officers, master, and partake of his fare, whether good or bad. At

fortune, crowned heads sometimes touch the dust, and Pal. like Le Tour d'Auvergne, he should become the the battle of Moscow, this devoted dog, always attentive

a poor dog becomes a partaker of the banquets of kings. Teordier of the army. Unostentatious, and without to the evolutions and the least movement of the regiment,

But the violet pierced the hoar frosts of winter ; its ambition save that of marching at the head of a lost sight of his master in the thickest of the engagement;

appearance nipped the buds of the lily; France was inman, his passion for glory was satisfied with having immediately he escaped from the centre of the musicians,

vigorated at beholding the colour of the flower of spring ; in judged worthy of a superior rank: esteemed by his who endeavoured to detain him, and darted into the middle

the lily faded ; the twentieth of March dawned smilingly kers, and beloved by his comrades, his happiness was of the battle. to seek his benefactor: he fell struck with an on Napoleon ; and Cannes saluted the old colour. Ezred in the hero whom he idolized, beyond which enemy's ball, at the feet of Bastilleur. The ball pierced

If prosperity changes the heart of man, it does not change bing tempted him; he feared, on the contrary, all that one of his beautiful cars, and marked its way, tearing the

me the heart of the dog ; and Mouton, always equally faithald destroy the illusion of a position which satisfied his skin of his neck: but being dressed, and taken care of, he

ful to Bastilleur, testified, by a thousand extravagancies, c. The fields of Austerlitz, of Jena, and of Wagram, returned the next day to his post, (his wounds bound

his satisfaction at seeing the features of the grenadier Ire tinged with his blood : three times the old guard was with a bandage,) and made, in that manner, his entrance

brighten up on retouching the shores of France. Gaily maced with the loss of its first grenadier, and three into the Kremlin, holding his head erect, and his tail like

taking the lead of the three hundred soldiers who aces it saw him, scarcely convalescent, take the first place an Austrian feather.

companied Napoleon from Elba, Mouton entered the the first rank. Each return was a day of rejoicing for However, angry Boreas did not long delay to revenge

first into the Thuileries, whence he expelled, with very the regiment, and the Colonel took the lead in the the invasion of his frozen empire, and fortune betrayed

little courtesy, an old greyhound, which was forgotten in remonstrations of respect which was shown to this veteran the audacious flight of the eagle of Napoleon. Mouton,

the royal breaking up ;-a culpable ill-will, without doubt, I es brave. less sensible to the terrible effects of the cold which ravaged

'; but an inevitable effect of the reactions of a conquering Seventeen wounds, all in the front, furrowed the body the army, reanimated, by his presence, the drooping |

party.

.

The Champ de Mai resounded with acclamations and Bastilleur, when Napoleon appeared at the last parades courage of Bastilleur-consoled and amused him during Peland, before the opening of the Russian campaign. the fatigues and privations of the day, and warmed and

aring cries of “ Vive lEmpereur ;" France fled to arms ; e hero appointed Bastilleur lieutenant in his young watched him during the horrors of the night. It was in

the battle of Waterloo took place ; the national cockade and a rank which was equal to that of captain in the this manner that this faithful dog preserved the life of the

grew pale; and Montou, bending his head over the body The grenadier astonished, and deprived of the use' man who had snatched him from the burning cabin at

of his master, endeavoured, with his tongue, to stanch the Speech, at seeing before him the extraordinary man who Wagram.

* See Kaleidoscope, No. 291, January 24, 1826.

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blood which flowed from the deep wounds of Bastilleur. I him from a height of twelve feet into the river. The LIVERPOOL MUSICAL FESTIVAL Destiny, however, was not satisfied, and Bastilleur had

Seine, in this place, was only two feet deep, but the unfor. | THE fashionable Public are respectfuly informed not reached the term of his glorious career; one ball had

tunate man, having fallen upon his face, lost all recol- the Shop, No. 69, CHURCH-STREET, will be opened on broken his right arm, and another had wounded him in

lection. His dog jumped after him, and not being able | 27th instant, with a very select Assortment of JEWELI the head. Although his situation was very desperate, he

and FANCY GOODS, purchased with great care, from to rescue him, he ran howling to the Hótel des Invalides. was brought round; and after four months of bitter suffer.

most approved manufactories in London and Paris, At the lamentable cries of this animal, the invalids, in a l of them (Pearl Suits. Combs. Tiaras ngs he returned to Paris with his faithful dog.

crowd, followed the steps of Mouton. They arrived at ments, &c.) selected expressly for the present ostas There are circumstances in life which the imagination can the river. and raised their unfortunate comrade. ofl when the Proprietors hope t

the river, and raised their unfortunate comrade, of when the Proprietors hope to exhibit a Stock that i conceive and measure, but which it never will have the

whose condemnation they had been completely igno- { favourably inspected, and be an introduction to their power to describe : feeling hearts alone conceive them by a

cessful career in Liverpool. rant, until this moment; every assistance was procured, knowledge of the situation of the unfortunate. I leave them

but all was unavailing ; death had seized upon his prey. then to conceive the bitterness of the state of an old warrior, According to the wish of the invalids, the remains of

Tide Table. wounded, poor, and broken down,-whose heart is much Bastilleur were carried to the Hôtel. All the old wounded

Days. Morn.(Even. Height. Festival, &c. more pierced with the cruel separation from an adored soldiers stood in sad gro

soldiers stood in sad groups around the dead body of their chief, whom he shall never see again, than with the miser

h. m.h.m.ft. in. companion; and the afflicting sight of so melancholy an | Tuesday ..11 24 2 43 14 11 able destiny that he himself expects. end drew bitter tears from all that religious assembly.

Wednesday12

26 13 Under the reign of Napoleon the devotion of Bastilleur

Thursday..13 3 4 18 11 8 Moon's last quarter.

Mouton, during all this time, howled piteously: he Friday ....14 4 5 28 10 5 Holy Cross. was a great virtue ; in the eyes of the government imposed licked, caressed, and tried to raise his inanimate master,

Saturday..15 6 6 54 10 by strangers, all his military career was a continued crime.

Sunday....16 7 8 8 10 614th Sunday after Tri -protected his body against those who attempted to touch Monday ..178

8 Lambert. The pay of captain, which he received, was withdrawn, it, and it hdrawn, it, and jumped with rage at those who wished to remove

Tuesday ..18 9 and it was only by special favour that he was sent to the

| himself to make him take some food. However, after the Hôtel des Invalides. Mouton, who accompanied him in expiration of three days, he was removed by force, in

To Correspondents. this retreat, found there a large number of old friends, who order to bury Bastilleur: but this removal increased his made much of him, and feasted him like an old hero, as fury so much that he frequently dashed himself against The SUPPLEMENTARY SABET which we promised our red he was. the walls of his prison ; and whether through exhaustion,

in consideration of our having repeated the Femicide Like all the warriors of Napoleon, Bastilleur hoped to whether the effect of rage, or, in fine, whether through

the Mercury, and un other grounds, shall be delivers

week. see again the man of the people replaced upon the bright excessive grief, of which the dog offers us many examples, throne, whence he had a long while dispensed many of the Mouton was found dead lhe day after the funeral service

VIEW OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE.-In answer to the query sceptres of the European continent. Under this impres.

friend we have to state, that the perspective vien of Bastilleur; and, with one common consent, the invalids

Light-house now erecting at the Rock, which we prou sion the old grenadier had preserved the eagle and the buried him in the same grave with his mas

some weeks since, is in the hands of the engraver, tricoloured cockade of his hairy cap, sacred objects which

be finished as soon as he has completed some des he carried near his heart, like precious amulets that would

tended for the festival cards. preserve him against the contagion of a large white ribbon,

The Wousewife.

RICHARD ROBERT JON 88-A Cambrian wishes to have with a fleur de lis, which he was obliged to wear at his

to a memoir of this extraordinary linguist, wbo,

Blackberry Syrup.--The Albany Daily Advertiser rebotton-hole. It may perhaps be considered strange that the commends this medicine as being particularly useful

correspondent recollects, was made the subject of

pious notice in some of our former volumes, but soldiers of the old army cherished the hope of Napoleon's among children afflicted with bowel complaints, and gives

forgotten which of them. In reply, we refer him return, when it was well known that the ex-Emperor was the following recipe :-Take the fruit before very ripe, ex second volume of the Kaleidoscope, pages 305, 306, in held a close prisoner upon the rock of St. Helena; but tract the juice, and to each quart add one pound of white he will find an editorial article, beaded "Memoir of Red what is still more strange is, that after the death of sugar

sugar; skim and boil it about half an hour ; when cool Roberts Jones, of Aberdaron, of the county of Caruar

enough to bottle, add a small tea-cup full of brandy.-this bugbear of kings, most of the old soldiers, as well From one to four table spoonfuls may be taken frequently,

in North Wales; exhibiting a remarkable instance

partial power and cultivation of intellect." Is this as a great part of the inhabitants of France, refused | as age and circumstances may require.

we entered somewhat at large upon a physiological to credit that news; and there are still to be found, in The great importance of washing and rinsing Bottles.

into the effects of a partial cultivation of one to France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, people Lately, a young lady, of the name of Bradley, sister of

the neglect of the other mental powers; and we are who maintain that Napoleon is alive, and that he will yet Mrs. Foden, of Wortley, near Leeds, after an early din.

nied our remarks with a narrative of all those incident

the life of this learned dunce which we thought war return with an army to re-establish his dynasty in all its ner, took a draught of porter out of a bottle which had just splendour. Buoyed up with these false notions, Bastil. been brought up from the cellar.

notice. If our correspondent has not access to our

Immediately after boutons, bastu: drinking the porter, she complained to her sister of sickness,

adily, afford him the opport leur gnawed in silence the curb of a subordination which and had scarcely got into the kitchen before she fell down

of consulting it. The entire volume, written by Me imputed evil to him, if he but expressed the most trivial and almost instantly expired! On analyzing the remain

coe, and embellished with a capital etching of Jones, feeling of regret ; and, as a climax to his misfortune, an der of the porter in the bottle, it was found to contain a

afford our correspondent the most ample information inspector, commanded to examine minutely the person of

e the person of mixture of that most deadly poison, called prussic acid; THE MILL-We are sorry to differ in opinion with or

and one of the servants in the house, who afterwards took respondent W. R. respecting the merits of the poema each invalid, found the abovementioned imperial ensigns, l a small quantity of the same beverage, became extremely Mili, by Lord Francis Levison Gower. When we which the grenadier wore under his coat. This discovery ill, but she has since recovered. It is remarkable, that rused it, several months ago, our impression was, caused him to be carried before a counc l of war, which other bottles of porter taken out of the same bin are per. was a composition of very moderate merit, but of fun had the barbarity to inflict upon him, as a punishment. | fectly free from all deleterious admixture. An inquest rate length; and that if it had not been put forth the deprivation of that support which his country owed to was held upon the body of the unfortunate lady, when the production of a nobleman, it would have passed in

However, we will re-peruse it: and if we see to him for his long services.

jury, after a short consultation, returned a verdict “ That Bastilleur quitted with indif.

ladit: the deceased came by her death in consequence of taking change our opinion, we shall adopt the suggestions ference both the Hôtel and the uniform of the house; and a quantity of porter mixed with prussic acid, and believed esteemed correspondent, who will readily excuse our taking up his old guard-cloak, he attached to it the red by her to be wholesome porter ; but how, or by what ing with him in opinion, as he must recognise the 1] ribbon, pulled over his white hairs the hat of his cam. means, the prussic acid got into the bottle, no satisfactory “De gustibus," c. paigns, and directed his steps, with poor Mouton, towards evidence appears.

PLEASINO RECREATIONS. P's communication has be

ceived. but it will require a second or third reading the Seine. Arrived on the banks of the river, he sat down

METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. upon the parapet which bounds the quay, and there,

we can fully comprehend the puzzle. melancholy, pale, and disfigured by the privations of the

(From the Liverpool Courier.]

THE OLD SOLDIER's Dog.-We this day present our

with an original translation of the interesting story prison that he had just quitted, loaded with poignant sor. Barometer | Extreme Tbermo. Extreme State of Remarks

daring meter 8 heat du. Jtbe Wind

lately appeared in our work, in the original Freza rows, both moral and physical, having neither relations

Night. morning ring Day. at noon.

Dr. Albert. nor friends to whom he could relate his misfortunes, too

ANTIQUITIES OF LONDON, &c. We have seldom met proud to ask alms from the passengers, he remained all

o N.W. Fair.

more amusing article than that we have this day

O the day, pressed by hunger, and exposed to the rigours of

N.W. Fair.

from the recent history of Thomas Allen Some por

N.N.E. Fair. an intemperate winter's day. Sept.

the information may be familiar to those who have

S. Bastilleur passed the night in this situation, and the

over the works of Stowe; but they will, nevertheles 0 N.N.W. Fair.

all the charms of novelty to ninety-nine out of a huna morning discovered him in the same place, gazing wildly

E.S.E. Fair.

4 30 60 atound him. His strength was exhausted through want

54 0

E. Fair.

CHESS. The length of several articles introduced into

week's Kaleidoscope bas occasioned the postponemen of food; he endeavoured to rise ; but weak, and borne

REMARKS FOR AUGUST.

chess series until next week. down with grief, he could not summon enough of

Monthly mean of atmospherical pressure, 29:88; mean

temperature-extreme during night, 54; eight, a.m. 59:8; strength to second his will, and the last attempt that hen

ttempt that he noon, 64:7: extreme during day, 65:19; prevailing winds, | Printed, published, and sold, every Tuesday, by E. Sul made, in place of fixing him upon his limbs, precipitated westerly,

and Co., Clarendon-buildings, Marsball-streel.

at Doon.

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