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sud, talents of the first class. He was Secretary to the , with a seasoning of salt and pepper, you have a very nice | not often that his explanation is intelligible to his hearers.

Mr. Perceval; and was then known as the author of omelade.
eneral literary works; and particulary of a valuable trea. The ostrich of South Africa is a prudent and wary ani.
ise of public affairs, prefixed to a translation from the mal, and displays little of that stupidity ascribed to it by

known only to himself. It is a curious fact, and is indi. man of the State of Europe,” by the celebrated some naturalists. On the borders of the colony, at least cative of the wonderful promptness with which he arrives entz. When the British Commissariat was reformed, when it is eagerly pursued for the sake of its valuable at his results, that bis details of the method which he has

clared on the effieient and respectable footing on which plumage, this bird displays no want of sagacity in pro- | used in obtaining them generally takes up considerably Estod for many years previous to the end of the war, viding for its own safety or the security of its offspring. It Mt. Herries was selected to execute that great work; and adopts every precaution to conceal the place of its best;

more time in the recital than the process itself has done. in the station of Commissary General, performed a task and uniformly abandons it after destroying the eggs, if

What renders his appearance so much the more interesting which gaided him the admiration and esteem of all parties, the eggs have been disturbed, or the footsteps of man are is, that he is still the child of seven years of age, in his sbile, onlike many other commissaries, the care of his discovered near it. In relieving each other in latching, manners and habits. While he is solving one of his most

trirate fortune, while in office, was entirely forgot the birds are careful not to be seen together at the nest, | difficult questions, he will, probably, be engaged in play., ebrand he retired with clean hands from the expenditure and are never observed to approach it in a direct line. milions. He has since filled many important situa. Some of the colonists on the skirts of the Karroo and other

ing with his marbles, or with any other object which may ; and latterly, that of Secretary to the Treasury. As remote districts, make the pursuit of the ostrich one of

attract his attention. It has been supposed that he uses man of business, it may be said ot' him that he has no their principal and most profitable amusements. Du his fingers in his calculations; this, however, I have un. al; and although he has always been devoted more to Ploit showed me five or six skins of ostriches he had lately derstood is not the fact: his operations are purely mental. fion than to oratory, yet in clear narrative, and in the killed. He said, however, that it was exceedingly difti. I could adduce several specimens of the questions which Lails of financial operations, it is believed no member of cult to get within musket shot of shem, owing to their House of Commons can equal him. constant vigilance, and the great distance to which they

he has had from time to time to solve in my hearing, but The prefatory Treatise to the work of M. Gentz is writ. can see. The fleetest horse, too, will not overtake them, un will mention only one, and that one of the easiest which

with great clearness, and is not without point, or con- less stratagem be adopted to tire them out : but by several I recollect to have been put. He was asked, “ How many Taable mastery of expression. One of the observations | huntsmen taking different sides of a large plain, and pur- steps did you take in walking to breakfast this morning, partes that, in the year 1802, Mr. Herries was able to rise suing them backward and forward till their strength is

to Lodge-lane, supposing the distance to be two miles, bore common prejudices. “Because England (he says) exhausted, they may be at length run down. If followed as fourished during, I should say notwithstanding, the up too eagerly, this chase is not destitute of danger, for the

and your step 18 inches ?” He replied almost instantly, the error has sometimes obtained, that she actually huntsman has sometimes had his thigh-bone broken by a

“7040 steps.” On being asked how he had arrived at the pered by the war;-but while the proofs are nume- single stroke from the wing of a wounded ostrich. The conclusion, he said, “By multiplying the yards in a mile What the wealth and commerce of Great Britain have beautiful white feathers so highly prized by the ladies of | by 4.” The reason of this will be obvious. Lly increased, even in this period of disastrous hos- | Europe, are found on the tail only of the male bird.

I regret, however, to learn that few, comparatively,

I reoret. however the arguments are likewise irresistible, by which it! The food of the ostrich corisists of the tops of the vari. been maintained that the war has tended to diminish ous shrubby plants which even the most arid parts of have as yet availed themselves of the opportunity of wit" We have no doubt that Mr. Herries has seen South Africa produce in abundance. This bird is so easily nessing the exercise of his extraordinary faculty, and thus . since 1802, to strengthen this opinion; and that, satisfied in regard to water, that he is constantly to be contributing to the benevolent object of his education, minister of the Crown, he will strive anxiously to found in the most parched and desolate tracts, which even his parents, who reside in London, being unable to proDate the best interests of the country-London paper. | the antelopes and beasts of prey have deserted. His cry at a distance is said so much to resemble that of a lion,

cure him a suitable one. It is with a hope that these rethat even the Hottentots are sometimes deceived by it.

marks may meet the eye of some whom the subject might Natural History.

When not hatching, they are frequently seen in troops of otherwise have entirely escaped, that I have ventured to

thirty or forty together, or amicably associated with herds solicit a corner in your widely-circulated paper. Sure I NOTES ON AFRICA. of zebras or quaghas, their fellow tenants of the wilder.

am, that none who do themselves the pleasure of witnessa ness. When caught young, the ostrich is easily tamed ;

ing this mental phenomenon, will regret either the time or (From the London Weekly Review.)

but it does not appear that any attempt has been made to
apply his great strength and swiftness to any purpose of

the expense which they may thereby incur.-Yours, &c. CHARACTER AND HABITS OF THE OSTRICH. practical utility.

Liverpool, 10th September, 1827.

R. the discovery of the Ostrich's nest, (on the contents of

Some of the above details respecting the habits of the

African ostrich are already kn wn to naturali ts from the th we beartily regaled ourselves,) led to several con.

From Mr. W. R. Hamilton, Professor of Astronomy in stions on the character and habits of the ostrich; and

researches of Professor Lichenstein ; several new facts will,

however, be found to be here added ; and in communi. i blowing is a summary of the information I collected

the University of Dublin, to the Gentleman who has ihe cating these scraps to the editor of the London Weekly noy fellos.traveller old Jacob and his Hottentots,

care of Master Noakes. Prom the boor Du Ploit and other dwellers in the

Review, I have given nothing on the mere authority of DEAR SIR,-Before leaving Liverpool, I wish to ex1, on different occasions. other writers, unless corroborated by my own observation,

press to you the pleasure and surprise with which I have e estrich is polygaminous, and at the time of breeding

or by the evidence of persons who were familiar with the By associates to himself from two to six females. The

heard your young ward-both at the public examination, desert and its wild inhabitants. which is

in the rooms of the Charitable Institution, and also at Thay all their eggs together in the same nest, which is

Miss Lawrence's school, when I had an opportunity of Ay a shallocavity scraped in the ground, of such a

Correspondence. E18 to be conveniently covered by one of the birds.

studying more comfortably his powers and method of cal. $293 are placed upon their points, and the earth which

culation : and, as he appears to me fitted to become one been scraped to form the nest is employed to confine

WONDERFUL TALENT OF MASTER NOAKES.

day an accomplished mathematician, I cannot but regret fute circle, and keep the whole in the proper position.

that his family should consider it expedient to devote his bers relieve each other in the office of incubation

TO THE EDITOR. 2 the day, and the male takes his turn at night, when

whole time to exhibition, instead of allowing him to superSIR,-Some evenings ago I was induced to attend an add to his natural powers that cultivation which would perior strength is required to protect the eggs or the Lledged young from the jackals, tiger.cats, and other

exhibition of the extraordinary powers of calculation of develop, not extinguish them.-I am, dear Sir, very truly, lies, which are not unfrequently, it is said, found Master Noakes, the interesting little stranger who has,

yours,

W. R. HAMILTON, T. C. D. dead near the Dest, destroyed by a stroke from the within the past few days, visited Liverpool, under the care Tal foot of that gigantic bird. .

of a gentleman, who has humanely offered his services to many as sixty eggs are sometimes found in a nest ; attend him to some of the principal towns in the kingdom,

PHRENOLOGY. much smaller number are also common: and incu. is occasionally performed by a single pair of os.

· in order that a fund may, if possible, be raised for the 2. Each female lays from twelve to sixteen eggs. education of this wonderful boy.

TO THE EDITOR. continue to lay during incubation, and even after Though I confess I entered the room somewhat incre. SIR-I have just seen in your Kaleidoscope of the 31st Foang brood are hatched : the supernumerary eggs 1 dulous, and disposed to suspect some trick in the ovhihirinn Inlt, a letter signed Amicus

dulous, and disposed to suspect some trick in the exhibition, ult. a letter signed Amicus Justitiæ, in which, under a at placed in the nest, but around it, being designed

of the child's endowments, I had not been many minutes double character, he thinks he has “paid me off,” and ist in the nourishment of the young birds, which, Sel when first hatched are as large as a pullet, are

roe as a pulet. are present before suspicion gave way to admiration and asto. that I shall not " come to the scratch again.” Now, Sir, bly unable at once to digest the hard and acrid food | nishment at his almost supernatural powers of calculation, whether Cranium and the “beardless youth in the cor, Put the old ones subsist. The period of incubation and combination, and at the expertness and readiness with ner" be the same person, is immaterial : it will best suit on thirty-six to forty days. In the heat of the day I which he solved the questi

which he solved the questions put to him. He extracted, my purpose to identify myself with him, as I shall then Les is occasionally abandoned by all the birds, the with facility, and almost unhesitatingly, the square roots be able to answer your correspondent's

be able to answer your correspondent's letter more fully. Be the sun being then sufficient to keep the eggs at

of six and eight figures-multiplied three and four figures I shall first observe, in the words of an English ambas. propar temperature. in ostrich egg is considered as equal in its contents to by as many others-calculated the value of any number sador, that if the length of beard be a mark of wisdom, I 35-four of the domestic hen. When taken fresh from of pounds or hundred weights at any given price--gave had better employ a he-goat to reply to my opponent. I 1 test, they are very palatable, and are wholesome,

promptly the number of revolutions which a wheel, &c. have heard that a monkey is known by the length of his gh somewhat heavy food. The best mode of cooking

would make in passing over a given space. His modes of tail; and if we judge of Amicus by the length of his tale, Su that I have seen is that practised by the Hottentots,

calculation are little less extraordinary than the faculty (which fills three columns of your paper,) I am afraid he place one end of the egg in the hot ashes, and, making

all arifice at the other, keep stirring the contents with itself; they may properly be termed his own: these he will be found in an unpleasant situation. It is not neces. Small stick till they are sufficiently roasted ; and thus, ' willingly endeavours to explain to his auditors; but it is sary to name any scientific person in Liverpool who believes

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in phrenology, but London abounds with them. Is Abervations, and at the same time of expressing their sympathy

The Beauties of Chess. nethy scientific, or Lawrence? These men are anatomists, for a widow and child now left unprovided for. and better able to judge of the subject than those who en Liverpool, Sept. 13, 1827.

ANON.

Ludimus effigiem belli.” –VIDA. deavour to overthrow what they cannot comprehend, and deprecate what they are unable to understand. SOLUTION TO THE QUERY OF TYRO, IN THE

CHESS QUERY.
Again : I do not assert that the Brahmins have the
KALEIDOSCOPB OF AUGUST 14.

TO THE EDITOR.
The question is, theoretically, one of infinitely decreasing
organ of destructiveness, but deny the position of that

SIR; Some of your ingenious chess correspondela progression; and if it were practicable to make the experi- perhaps take the trouble to answer me the following ca gentleman who said that they cannot have it because they never destroy so much as a fly. However, if their destruc

ment, the process would, of course, be infinite. Half of with which, as a beginner, I am upacquainted. J. R tion of Hindoo widows be the effect of education, so is

something must always be something, and half of that,

something still. The idea of annihilation is a mere chimera, If a king should be in check, and happens to pay their protection of insects, &c. We have nothing to do

and the infinite divisibility of matter (theoretically) is one noticed for several (say half a dozen) moves, and it is with education ; we do not deny that the natural propen. of the most simple of all geometrical demonstrations.

covered at the antagonist's move, ought he merely to sities may be curbed by education ; we merely judge of

“ Check," and move a piecē or pawn on some other nature. That Miss M.Avoy was an impostor, I have

We shall annex a solution of the query of Tyro, and of the board, thereby leaving the king in check, will since learned ; but that does not disprove the possibility

shall reserve a second, which we have received from another winning the game? or ought the king to be remo of distinguishing colours by the touch, of which other

subscriber, dated from Church-street, for next week; as we covered prior to any further procedure ? well-authenticated examples exist. We know that do not wish to dedicate too much of a single publication

SOLUTION TO STUDY CLV. colour is only the reflection of different rays of light: to one subject.-Edit. Kal.

WHITE.

BLACE

1 Knight......D-6X surfaces to reflect different rays must be different; and, INFINITE DIVISIBILITY OF MATTER.

1 King ....Bas

2 Castle ......A-5 2 Castle.......-1 if different, why may not the difference, though im

3 Knight ......C-7 3 Castle.....A-8 perceptible to our more obtuse feeling, be sensible to

TO THE EDITOR.

4 Bishop ......G_2 4 Castle.........A-1 that of a blind man, rendered more acute by the pri. SIR,—Below is the answer to the question inserted in

5 Pawn ......C—5 5 Castle......... vation of sight? If St. Paul was, at one time. a "scruel. / the Kaleidoscope of the 14th of August, as far as regards

6 Bishop ......B-7 6 Castle....... 7 o murdering persecutor,” at another, “gentle, calm, moral,

the quantity of brandy that would remain on the fortieth 7 Knight......A-6X 7 Castle........A day; as to the other part, it is plain that the brandy would

8 Pawn ......C_6 humane, and pious,"-the cause was the same. One

8 Castle....., aby never be entirely exhausted, but would run on to an inperson worships the rising sun—another refuses to pull off

9 Pawn ......C—7XMATE. his hat,--the effects are different, but the cause is the same. finite number of days. Had the question been, in how

STUDY CLVI. And if St. Paul did persecute the Christians, it was with a / many days there

many days there would be a small definite quantity of White to give checkmate in nine moves. view to their conversion 10 what he thought the true faith ;

brandy remaining in the cask, it would have been easily after he was enlightened, the same desire of serving God ans answered.

Black.

Qts. Qts. produced the true Christian.

159 Amicus accuses ine of per-| 40 gallons, 160—1=159 or which will be the ratio sonality, which I am not conscious of; at any rate it is of the waste per day.

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9 unintentional. But what is more grossly personal than Gal. the conclusion of his sage epistle? If I be “armed with / 159 a mortar and a pestle" I am not an apothecary's apprentice,

160=.99375, the log. of which = -1.997277, X 40

1600 or an apprentice at all. I have passed the years of discretion; =-1.89108=.77818 gal. if the quantity had been only and though my discretion, as well as my beard, be small,

Gal. I dare say I have sufficient of both to defend myself from

one gallon; therefore .77818 X 40 = 31.1272 gallons of the attacks of Amicus Justitiæ; who, however friendly he de

"brandy, when the quart on the fortieth day had been Stilia; who, powever triendly ne drawn off.

W. H. may be to justice, does not seem friendly to any one else ;

Oldham, August 27, 1827. and, certainly, does not do his cause justice by virulence and abuse, instead of argument. I will venture to say,

BUCKTON CASTLE. that neither apothecary's apprentice, deputy assistant-surgeon, (by the bye, I don't know what deputy assistant

TO THE EDITOR. means,—an assistant is generally a deputy,) nor journey.

SIR,-On the extreme verge of Cheshire, and within half a mile of the counties of Lancaster and York, is a

| high hill, rising from the plain below almost perpendicufrom behind the counter- let him hold me up to the“ full | larly; it bears the name of Buckton Castle. From the blaze of phrenological admiration"-I am above his ma- appearance of the top, it does not seem improbable but a lice, and will not, as Shakspeare says, “ carry coals.” building may have sometime stood there. Could you, Sir,

A B C D E F G I must just notice one more remark contained in a note, 1)

or any of your correspondents, say whether such a castle where he says, that “the nose, cheeks, and chin will be whom possessed, and when destroyed, and the source from did ever exist? If so, by whom, and when founded, by

WHITE.
colonized." I doubt not that as many organs might be which you or they gain the information ?-An early answer
found on your correspondent's chin as his skull, and that would much oblige

Yours, &c.
W. H.

To Correspondents. the whole will be a trackless void. I will intrude no fur.! Oldham, August 27, 1827.

ESSAYS ON THE HUMAN MIND.---Patronus has assigned ther ;' but if “ my friend" wishes to hear from me, I

self a very arduous task, and he must excuse ou shall be at his service.

CRANIUM.
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY.

in hinting that it would be wise to seek some eas September 10, 1827.

fame. He seems rather too well satisfied with mu [From the Liverpool Courier.]

satisfy others who are aware of the difficulty and Barometer Extremel Tbermo-Extreme State of Remarks

of an inyestigation in which even the great Locke HYDROPHOBIA.

during | meter 8 heat du- the Wind
Night. morning mog Day. at noon.

occsaionally at fault. We judge, of course, from a

specimen before us; and we shall not finally deci TO THE EDITOR. Sept.)

the insertion of his lucubrations until we have fun SIR,-It may not be uninteresting to the public to be

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N.E. Cloudy.
E.N.E. Cloudy.

upon which to found our ultimate determination informed respecting Mr. T. Fenby, who lately died, at the

N.E. Cloudy.

correspondent, in the meantime, wishes more pred age of 31, from this dreadful malady, and whose case has

8 29 97 54 0 57 0 65 0 S.E. Fair.

know what we think of his first essay, we share 9 29 60 51 0

S. Rain. excited so much attention and commiseration, that he was 10 | 29 63

S.W. Fair.

particular in our next note to him.

11 | 29 42 the author of a small volume of poems, entitled “ Wild

0170 s. Cloudy.

POETICAL ERRATUM. Our correspondent, Master

whose highly poetical lines, accompanying a ross Roses,” which were some time ago favourably noticed in

5th, 6th, and 7th,-Great variation in temperature, with

serted in the last Kaleidoscope, informs us that they great density of atmosphere. the Kaleidoscope. To these poems I would now call the 8th,-Five, p.m. wind S.W. barometer falling and tempe the verses was by some means inverted. The recul attention of the public, as containing those sentiments of rature rising; rain denoted.

fourth verse ought to change places. The altera

easily be indicated by the pen. moral rectitude and benevolence which, to those intimately

LIVERPOOL MUSICAL FESTIVAL PHRENOLOGY. The letter of Amicus Justitiæ shall be acquainted with him, peculiarly distinguished his character THE fashionable Public are rezpectfully informed, that in our next publication. during his life, and which so strongly displayed themselves the SHOP, No, 69, CHURCH-STREET, will be OPENED on the J. W. S., of Chorlton-row, will next week find that his in the midst of his acutest sufferings, and in the prospect and FANCY GOODS, purchased with great care, from the We have further to acknowledge the communicationis a 27th instant, with a very select Assortment of JEWELLERY

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The Kaleidoscope.

some of our readers may assist us to trace out the judgment is dormant; and, as an ingenious theorist

authority upon which it rests. It is the case of a on the subject observes, the master of the school KAGINATION-MENTAL HALLUCINATION-NERVOUS

man whom the doctors pretended to bleed, but whose being absent, the boys are all playing truant, and in AFFECTIONS_HYPOCHONDRIA, &c.

arm, which was kept out of his sight, was merely an uproar. . .

scratched; whilst warm milk was used to facilitate In the Memoirs of Count de Maurepas is an ac"My brain I'll prove the female to my soul;

the deception. The man either fainted away or died count of a singular hypochondriac in the person of Yg soal, the father; and these two beget

under the operation, although not one drop of blood the Prince of Bourbon. He once fancied himself a A generation of still breeding thoughts, And these same thoughts people this little world." was extracted from him. We hope to obtain all the hare, and would suffer no bell to be rung in his pa

Shakspeare. particulars of this extraordinary case before our next lace, lest it should scare him to the woods. At an. "The power of the human imagination to impart publication, when we shall be enabled to ascertain other time he fancied himself a plant, and insisted on I the force and circumstance of reality to the mere what dependance is to be placed upon the evidence. being watered in the garden where he stood. At an. poinage of the brain," is as interesting a subject of Those who altogether deny the effect of mind upon other time he thought himself dead, and refused quiry as can be contemplated. Imagination has matter, or, in other words, of the imagination over nourishment, for which he said he had no further

en known not only to produce maladies, and cure the human body, must have paid very little attention occasion : this whim would have proved fatal, if his Im also, but actually to prove fatal to life. In to what is passing around them every day of their friends had not disguised two persons, who visited trees in abundance of death, produced by mere lives. A writer of some eminence illustrates this phe him as in the shades, in the characters of his grand.

ht, are on record; and the human mind has often nomenon so simply, that we shall transcribe the fol. father and Marshal Luxembourg, and who, after | wired so severe a shock from fear and apprehen- lowing passage from his works :

some conversation concerning the shades, invited of danger, which has had no foundation in re- “We have a familiar example of the instantaneous him to dine with Marshal Turenne. Our hypochonfity, that mental derangement has been the conse change in the actions of blood vesels, occasioned by driac followed them into a cellar prepared for the

an affection of the mind in the action of blushing, in purpose, and made a hearty meal. While this turn There is in our present publication a story entitled which the cutaneous vessels of the face are immedi- of his disorder prevailed, he always dined in this Death's Head,” which, although it is wrought op ately distended with blood, from the feeling of place with some noble ghost. This strange malady Ple the form of a romance, is founded on fact; nor shame ; and a still greater distention of vessels oc- did not incapacitate him for business, especially I the incident at all at variance with probability. curs in some other organs of the body, as the imme when his interest was concerned. This account is The victim, in this case, was so shocked by the un- diate consequence of certain passions. On the con- drawn from the Appendix to the Monthly Revien,

pected discovery of a human skull, left designedly trary, other mental emotions, such as fear and terror, Dec. 1792. Aber bed, that reason forsook its seat never to re- as speedily diminish the action of the blood vessels; A woman, four months gone with child, would see

whence the sudden paleness which overspreads the an ape dressed like a Merry Andrew, which so forThe force of the imagination is strikingly exem- person under such emotions ; nay, when these are cibly impressed her imagination, that, at the usual tied in dreams, during which the mind's eye is violent, the whole system of circulation, heart and time, she lay in of a perfect ape, with the cap and metimes delighted with enchanting scenery, the arteries together, is often instantaneously suspended waistcoat of a Merry Andrew. The waistcoat was

charmed with the most exquisite harmony; in its motions ; if this suspension be merely tempo- red, and went over the arms; it had the folds and I while the body is motionless, we are transported rary, as is usual, syncope or fainting only occurs; if figure of a short coat, without skirts; it covered and

en instant to the most distant regions of the it be permanent, which has sometimes happened, clung to the flesh. The face perfectly resembled the th-descend into the recesses of the deep, and death ensues."

ape; also the arms, legs, and body, except that it had in the mid air with the ease and velocity of the We might multiply instances innumerable in proof no hair.--This case is given by Bourdelot, who him. thered tribe.

of the power of imagination to impart to "airy nothing self examined this curious little monster. Surprising as all this is, it is still more astonish- a local habitation and a name," but we shall not Fuller says, several children, lost in a forest, were

that when waking, and apparently in possession proceed much further with our prefatory remarks, as fatigued with wandering ; the person with them cut

all the faculties which constitute reason, men, la- we wish to adduce some singular instances of this them pieces of wood, which he called horses, for Pluring under what are termed nervous affections, phenomenon, collected by D'Israeli, and other re- them to ride home on; which answered his design; P fancy themselves actually dead; and while they spectable writers. They most forcibly illustrate the for being thus mounted, they, by the aid of their Listain, with a most ludicrous gravity, that they power of a distempered fancy; and they serve to fancy, trudged home with spirit.

are not only ceased to live, but that the process of show that the author of the whimsical farce, called A Portuguese, overwhelmed with the thought that autrefaction has actually commenced, they at the “ Frightened to Death,” is not a mere caricaturist. God would not pardon him, lived in the most dismal ame time can reason upon general subjects with If, in fiction, he exhibits a man who was persuaded despair ; but was cured by the contrivance of his frfect consistency and logical accuracy.

that he was dead, we can produce, in real life, a pa- friends. One, who personified an angel, was admitted We kaow a person of talent and sober demeanour, rallel case, in the person of a Bourbon Prince through the roof into his chamber, and persuaded ho is thoroughly persuaded that his heart has been It may be urged that some of the instances we have him that his sins were forgiven ; upon which he mated away by some means, and that he is now adduced, and those we are about to cite, ought rather speedily recovered. stitute of that important organ; and yet this gen. to be referred to mental derangement than to ima A man in a burning fever, leaning over his bedside,

man will go about his business as systematically, gination ; but this appears to us to be a distinction pointed to the chamber door, begging he might and talk on other subjects as rationally as any other almost without a difference. What is derangement swim in that lake, and then he should be cool. The

but imagination become paramount over the other physician humoured the conceit: the patient walked We have an indistinct recollection of reading a' faculties? The man who is deranged, in this resem- | carefully about the room, seemed to feel the water et singular instance of the power of imagination, bles the man who sleeps and dreams: his memory ascend, till he declared bimself perfectly cool, and 11 which we merely advert here, in the hope that and his imagination are in full operation, but his was found so.

Molebranche, in his Recherche de la Verité, lib. i. " Beautiful regards were turned on me.” A female figure vious to Amelia's retiring to her chamber. It anh

sat by my side, and met my intent gaze with correspond. that the conspirators afterwards listened for some time c. 7, says,-“ About seven years ago, there was a

ing earnestness. She seemed the very personification of the door of the room; but hearing no exclamations, young man who was born an idiot, and whose body “ Life in Death.” Her stature was small-her shape at one by one departed.' was dislocated in those places where criminals are tenuated to an almost incredible degree; her auburn “Mr. G- had arrived late over night, and slent

hair streamed on the night breeze ; and her face !--never an adjoining hotel; and early in the morning his img when broken on the wheel; this proceeded from his

shall I forget those pale, sad features that unearthly tience induced him to go and arouse his expectant chi mother having seen a criminal suffer that punish- expression, referable to no feeling by which humanity is He found one of the principals already stirring, by when ment. He lived twenty years in this condition.” visited, and which would almost tempt one to believe in Amelia was summoned. Repeatedly did this lady kan

the fabled scenes of purgatory, Henry of Heer says a woman of Namur was ready! My temperament was naturally nervous, and I had a At length, becoming alarmed, she communicated the

at the door of the poor girl's apartment to no pump to faint whenever she heard a bell.

wild pleasure in furnishing it with appropriate food. On cumstance to the father, who, his first loud signal bei John Kneller, rector of Weilk, in Silesia, when

the present occasion, my faculties were wholly entranced; unanswered, with an unwonted exertion of strength by

I sat as motionless, and I should think almost as pale, as open the chamber-door. ever he saw a pasty made of the flesh of a smoked lih

the fair statue beside me. Her garments were white and “ The scene within was strange and piteous. On nmon dish there) would have died with lowing; and, but that mine were of less “ questionable side of the bed (which betrayed few signs of occupatia laughing if it had not been removed.

shape," had chance brought another person to the place, sat Amelia.

we should both have passed, with our fixed and silent "6. Thank God, she is alive!' exclaimed Mr. GBoyle says, the harsh noise of whetting a knife,

glances bent upon each other, for reanimated inmates of springing towards his daughter. Alas! his eager salu &c. on a grindstone, always made one of his servant's the surrounding tombs.

tion was met with the vacant stare and unmeaning sa gums bleed.

It was not until the figure arose that the spell was in of idiocy. On her lap lay the death's head, wbia, afa

any degree unbound. The reinoval of her hand from A young woman in Germany took such an aver.

a moment's interval, she tossed, with loud laughter, mine seemned a signal for the warm blood to rush back the ceiling, and caught again. Instead of his affectiona sion to wine, that a sweat would overspread her

again to my heart; with the sensation of one awaking and intelligent child, the horror-stricken parent belicht whole body (with anxiety and weakness) whenever from a painful dream, I rubbed my eyes violently, and, on maniac! any thing was offered to her in which was the least reopening them, found myself once more in utter solitude. “What occurred after the girl had entered lier char

The reaction of my feelings was tumuluous. The ber over night can only be guessed at. The most proba wine.

principle of life, beaten back for awhile by mingled emo- surmise is, that she was awakened from her first sleep John Peckham, a learned divine, could never bear tions of wonder and awe, returned with threefold energy : the discovery of the skull, and that darkness, maila the floor swept, from his youth. Once, in preach

a moment's recollection sufficed to convince me that I had terror, the confusion incident to returning conscious

not been dreaming ; and with a strong impression of hav. (operating in dreadful contrast to her previous cbear ing, he heard a sweeping in an adjoining room, and

ing received a supernatural visitation, I hastily left the excitement) had at once turned her brain, and could scarcely draw his breath, but sweat profusely. place.

. another instance to the list of victims to malicious or te He would rather jump out of the window than en

" When half way home, I was encountered, ininy thought- less experiment. dure a broom in the room.

less and almost unconscious speed, by a friend whose "Since this event several years have elapsed, dar house lay close by: “ Whither so fast ?" demanded he; which interval every step has been taken to set for

and then added, slightly drawing himself back," Good again the pure current of reason-but in vain ! and THE DEATH'S HEAD. heavens! you look as if you bad seen the woman!**

heart-broken and despairing, her father has brought * The woman!-- what woman?” exclaimed I, invo. lost child home again. Gentle and inoffensive as

luntarily shuddering. “Here be truths." Shakspeare.

she frequently eludes her attendants, and wanders in

"Come with me," answered my friend, eyeing me evening hours through the adjacent fields. The A few years ago, before "close fellowship" with the

with still greater attention, as he locked his arm in mine, neighbours (to whom this story is, of course, unknee

" and I will tell you." world had brushed away the freshness of my feelings, or

avoid her as the spectre-woman;' and since, under

We adjourned to his house, and, having taken some re- mistake, she is protected from insult in her lonely ramb sorrow touched with icy finger that gailé du cæur for

freshment, he communicated the following little history, the idea is sedulously encouraged. Have you bekery which the season of youth is proverbial, it was a custom with me to temper the vivacity of my spirits by strolling

to which I listened with breathless interest.
" Amelia

G w as the daughter of a gentleman who
every now and then through the deserted alleys of an oldi
lives in the vicinity of your favourite hamlet.' I knew her

Fine Arts. churchyard, belonging to a hamlet seated in one of the

i from her infancy. Her person, symmetrical and sylphdeepest seclusions of the west of England. The ancient

like, was moulded by nature and parental care into ihe MANCHESTER EXHIBITION OF WATER-COLOUR graves sprinkled around in thick profusion; the rude stones, and ruder inscriptions; the weed-overgrown walks; most winning gracefulness; and her mind, in its expanding

DRAWINGS. and the lowly temple crowning all, and itself crowned with

beauty, seemed altogether too comprehensive and strenuous crowned with for its slight babitation. She had been forwarded, under

(From a Correspondent.) exuberant clusters of ivy,-possessed a charm undefinable

her mother's eye, in all those accomplishments where. for my boyish fancy. I seemed, while winding in and

with it is held desirable to invest a young female,- when Although I was aware there was a considerable de out the grass covered mounds, or seated in still thought upon them, to become familiar with years long past.

death prematurely deprived her of the benefits of maternal genius in Manchester, which only required some favour The genius of the place has held my senses in close en.

solicitude. Her father now deemed it expedient to give opportunity for displaying itself, yei my anticipatioas thralment. I have 'mused until the closing hymn, wafted

his daughter the adyantages of a first-rate scholastic esta infinitely short of the talent displayed in this Ëshibs across the intervening field in the deep stillness of a Sab.

blishment near the metropolis, and thither Amelia was The drawings may not be of a class to rank them and despatched.

| the foremost and best productions in the art; yet maps bath morning, has appeared, to my excited imagination, to connect itself with the ruined fabric before me, and have

In this seminary the young lady soon distinguished them develop much power, on the part of the respect lifted my eyes, almost expecting to see the antique train

herself among her fellows; and in no way more conspi. artists, both for beauty of design and correctness of ese issue forth: the squire in his snuff coloured coat, with ruffled

cuously than in the unyielding firmness with which she tion. The principal object to be aimed at in water

rejected every trait and modification of superstitious feeling. drawing, is richness and depth of colouring; preser wrists, and ample waistcoat richly decked with lace; the

Her clear intellect burst asunder the bond whereby the at the same time a clear and chaste, yet bold touch. D dame, with hood and stomacher and high-heeled shoes ; 1 ;

youthful, and, more particularly, the female fancy is apt cult as this is to attain, many of these drawings erine and, in short, all the array of sentient huinan beings--of

| to be enthralled ; and it must have been delightfully in. thorough knowledge of it. Unbiassed by partiality to hearts bounding with hope and joy, or throbbing under

teresting to observe a delicate girl negative the deductions of the exhibitors, I shall proceed to give my candid opis the sharp visitation of care-that once filled those alleys

of ignorance, and submit to the test of reason alone those of the merits of the most respectable pictures, and the with life and motion. The summer had deepened into autumn, when one

tales of phantasms and chimeras dire,' always plentifully my strictures will be divested' or any technical jarg

engendered in the seclusion of a boarding school. Por known for the most part to artists only, I shall make evening I took my favourite ramble: the gathering dark.

Amelia was delicate-ay, and timid, too: her imagination, this deficiency by a close adherence to truth. I shall ness had softened and blended the outlines of the vario

so far from being indurated, was peculiarly sensitive, and my opinions with greater confidence, because they come objects before me, and was fast shrouding all in its un.

her superiority proceeded not from strong nerves, but from with those of a gentleman, than whom I know no per distinguisbing veil, when the moon, darting suddenly a luminous understanding.

more capable of judging. from behind a mass of clouds, to which it communicated

“ Two years had flitted by, when the anxious father | Duncan's Warning, 173, R. Wcstall, R.A.- The its own silvery lustre, restored in strong, though mellow

determined to recal his precious treasure, who had been sign of this picture is beyond all praise, bold and striki radiance, the touching details of the scene. The church

represented to him as now ripe in mental and personal and shows the artist to be a man of wonderful grald stood (as is not unusual) at some little distance from the

excellence. He announced his resolution to the principals powerful in his conceptions, and original in his execution village, and the most thorough stillness prevailed. I sat

of the establisi ment, as well as to Amelia herself, and the Farmer's Boy and Dog, 171, by the same artist, is egun down upon a tombstone, and was soon lost in reverie.

leve of that day on which his arrival was expected, to con- clever with the abovementioned picture, and present " From this abstraction I was roused :--and how ?" vey his daughter bomse, found the happy girl rovelling in singular contrast, having nothing of the sublime in ded To my infinite surprise, I felt a chill, wasted band laid health and joyous anticipation : her cheek rasliant with which characterizes the other ; but being a more upon mine, and its long fingers twining themselves around the contesting rose and lily-her heart bounding with and finished performance. There are also five other my own. I had been, in fact, half slumbering,-my first confidence and universal good-will.

tures by this celebrated artist, which are worthy of th sensation was, as I have said, surprise, which, however, ! " But the worm was in the gourd-the blight in the master ; particularly the Death of Cæsar, 177, and A SC was instantaneously succeeded by alarm. I started, and, bud.” Out of this poor girl's very strength and excel. in Macbeth, 169. on raising my eyes, perceived that I was not alone. lence was the principle of her destruction extracted. A The Wounded Soldier, 179. W. M. Craig.-This

But who was my companion ? She “looked not like scheme had been matured amongst her companions to put the most highly finished picture in the Exhibition, ers an inhabitant of the earth, and yet was on it." But far- her resolution to a farewell proof, and in pursuance thereot part being touched with the nicest skill. The concept far different was the substance of this apparition from that means bad bien taken to procure a human skull, wbich of the whole, and particularly the expression of the mall which met the affrighted eyes of the Scottish warrior : was introduced between her bed clothes immediately pre. face, is beyond description, and must be scen to ter

ir idea of its excellence. I have little hesitation in pro. song,” is very correctly given, and displays the marks of is executed with greater picety than he usually finishes his wuncing this to be one of the most expressive and beauti- a masterly genius.

drawings, and is likely to prove highly attractive, in conIl Fater-colour drawings I ever saw.-Boys crossing a View of Manchester, from Broughton, 112, J. Bourne. sequence of being a view of the place where the scene of Nike, 172, by the same artist, is an adinirable production; -A yery correct view, with great truth and boldness of the beautiful Romance,“ Sir John Chiverton,” is laid. he colouring being rich and bold, and yet touched with colour; strong, rich, and effective. The artist has sacri. Landscape, 72, Copley Fielding.-This little drawing he precision of a miniature.

ficed the best view of the town, purposely to obtain a pic. is a perfect gem, and worthy of the talented and popular Pica in China, 170, W. Westall.-An exquisitely turesque foreground, which he has managed with great artist. Urostentatious as this picture may appear to a finished drawing, and whether the conception or the skill and judgment. This artist has also taken A View casual observer, there is more real talent displayed in it execution be considered, it is equally excellent; con of the College, from Hunt's Bank, 100, which is a good, than there is in many other larger, and consequently more cested in the most masterly manner, and finished with a bold picture, and a correct view, before the recent altera attractive pictures. precision that certainly could not be surpassed.

tions. There are nine other drawings by this artist, all of I was niuch pleased with three spirited drawings, (copied Bridge acar Windsor Castle, 109, J. Glover.--This is which display great talent and judgment.

from the celebrated picture of Landseer, Intruding Pup. the best drawing in the Exhibition ; bold, rich, and effec- View on the Dart, Devon, 41, A. Perigal.-I must pies,) which do not appear in the catalogue, by a talented Live in the colouring, and sweet in the disposition of the confess I was disappointed upon seeing this picture, when young gentleman, whose diffidence ought not to have preght; which, falling immediately upon the foliage of I recollected the beautiful paintings in the last Exhibition vented him from receiving, in appropria persona, the praise me large trees in the foreground, has a pleasing effect. by this artist. This drawing has not that boldness of to which he is so justly entitled. he group of cattle introduced are beautifully executed, execution I should have expected from so experienced an There are some specimens of pencil drawing which are dgive an additional interest to the picture.

artist, nevertheless it displays powers of no ordinary creditable to the taste and talent of the respective artists; Alpiste Scene, 60, S. Jackson. This is one of the best nature.

particularly two, by M. PeersLandscape, 187, and Cot. Ad host attractive pictures in the Exhibition, on account A very talented lady of this town, whose diffidence has tage near Green Heys, 195: the former is a sweet com

the richness and depth of the colouring : it is a grand caused her to withhold her name, has contributed six position; and of the fidelity of the latter I can speak, the fective drawing, and evinces the artist to be a man of drawings, superior to many, and inferior to few; in fact, scene being immediately in the neighbourhood of my

at original powers. I regret there are no other pictures Glen Gyle, at the head of Loch Katrine, 13, is a picture residence. . y the samé artist; not that the Exhibition is by any which, for beauty of design and chasteness of execution. Before closing this article, I must commend the arrangeDeus deficient of interest, only that drawings like this will compete with the best pictures in the Exhibition.— ment of the pictures in this Exhibition; which certainly is Ave as additional charm.

Fall of Inversnaid, Scotland, 5, is also an exquisite draw. very praiseworthy, and is calculated to give pretty general Pin an the River Yare, 80, P. Dewint.-Next to the ing; possessing great boldness and depth of colour, and satisfaction, not only to the respective artists, but also to

pictures just noticed, this is probably the most inte finished with a correctness that would reflect credit upon the visitors, each drawing being placed in the most con. og; beautiful in conception, and bold in execution, the most experienced artist.

spicuous point of view: in fact, I imagine this Exhibition th all the strength and richness of an oil painting. - Hastings, 69, S. Austin.-- This is an excellent picture, will prove more highly attractive than the last. se are two other drawings by this clever artist-Viere notwithstanding the careless manner in which it is finished; Manchester, Sept. 1827.

W.R. Hertford, 57, and Srene near Chiswick, 105; both indeed I am inclined to think that much of its beauty is which, although màsterly, are inferior to the before- owing to the bold and effective manner in which it is

Tide Table. Dtioned picture.

executed.--A Calm, 135, by the same artist, is equally Tomb of Edzeard III. Westminster Abbey, 7, J. Co. excellent with the one just enumerated; true to nature, Days. Morn. Even.Height. Festivals, &c.

This venerable building has met with an able and and finished in a style peculiar to this artist. eful delineator in this artist. The difficulty of painting Harden Mill, 16, J. Ralston.- A picture in which there

h. m.h.m. ft. in. interior view, particularly where the light is admitted is great boldness, depth, and richness of colour; producing Weende

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3i 16 7. St. Cyprian. faintly, rendering the objects indistinct, has been ad. an effect truly surprising. The mill is admirably depicted, Thursday..27 2 56 3 2315 3 tably overcome in the present instance.-Poet's Corner, and finished no way inferior to any of his productions. Friday ....28 3 54 4 28 13

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9 minster Abbey, 15, by the same artist, and a com. He has contributed eight other drawings; the best of which Saturday..29 5 511

D. Queen of sion to the above, is equally excellent. The place are Shrewsbury Abbey, 99, Woodside Ferry, near Liver: Monday .. 1

Sunday....30 6 35 7 18 13 2 16th Sunday after Trinity.

56 8 31 13 10 Remigius. [St. Jerome, iete repose the ashes of the "mighty master-spirits of pool, 154, and Hulme Hall and Bridge, 89. This picture Tuesday .. 2 11 9 29115 21

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