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contraction depends; when that is gone, they become relaxed, and the water enters the wind-pipe and completely fills it.
When a body has lain in the water for some time, the skin will appear livid, the eyes bloodshot, and the countenance bloated and swollen ; but these appearances, though certainly unfavourable, do not absolutely prove that life is irrecoverably gone.
In the case of drowning, no injury is done to any of the parts essential to life; but the right cavity of the heart, toe gether with the veins and arteries leading to and from that cavity, are turgid with blood, whilst every other part is almost drained of it.
From this we see, that the praetice of holding up the bodies of drowned persons by the heels, or rolling them about in a cask, is unnecessary; the lungs not being filled with any thing. that can be discharged in this way. And farther, that such a practice is highly dangerous, as the violence attending it, may readily burst some of those vessels which are already overcharged with blood, and thus convert what was only suspended animation, into absolute death,
The operation of blowing wind into the lungs, is a perfectly safe, and much more effectual method of removing any frothy matter they may contain ; and whilst it promotes the passage of the blood through them, also renders it capable of stimulating the left cavity of the heart, and exciting it to con
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Prices of Grait.. . - HADDINGTON......MARCH 26th. *** Wheat............ 49s. to 676. | Pease........... 308. to 4:43. Barley ........... 36s. to 588 1 Oats ............. 26s. to 44s.
S. DALKEITH......MARCH 22nd. 7. , Oatmeal, best...............375. Inferior....................35%. Current ..................36s. Retail 28. 4d, per peck.
* Work to be done in the Cottager's Garden in April. THIS month requires the greatest exertion of any in the year, as the ground is ready to receive whatever we incline to plant or sow. Sow Pease and Beans every 10 or 14 days. Plant Potatoes transplant Cauliflowers and Lettuces. Sow Sallads, Parsley, pot and sweet Herbs. Hoe Pease and Beans. Stick tall growing Pease when five or six inches high, and top beans when they come to their full height. Thin out Turnips, Spinage, Carrots, Onions, &e. Transplant tender annual flowers, and keep clear of weeds. .
: MY BIBLE.
D I'd to my Jesus fly,
My Ransomer most high.
Mine all on Him rely:
Like as his follow'r die.'
To life, soon bid adieu,
Its follies to pursue:
That flits from flow'r to flow'r,
Improve each golden hour.
I pass life's stormy main ;
Nor once its shores regain,
Its ruin'd state restore,
Nor angry billows roar.
A heart subdued by grace,
Thy holy, will to trace.
To scenes celestial rise,
Where joys o'erflowing evermore,
The saints imparadise.
Outshine the silver moon,
As they the midnight noon.
Tho' here nor house, nor bome,'
I'd lay me in the tomb..
The call from Death's dark gloom,
To Eden's vernal bloom.
(Taught by his matchless 'skill,)
And praise my Saviour still.
For this most sweet employ,
His Maker to enjoy..
And Heav'n mild influence shed,
And all our prospects fled..
And sunk in shades of night,
And hail the gates of light.
Preserve my peace, I pray, .
May from Thee never stray.
That blissful clime above,
Benignity and Love.
Still cheer me by the way,
And point to Heay niy aayozás Bürst ne
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THE VICTIM. The following have been sent us as part of an authentic copy of
Verses, found in a wretched garret in Glasgow, after the decease
" My thoughts were rack'd in striving not to think :
I durst not look to what I was before,
Daily débased, to stifle my disgust,
Till the full course of sin and vice gone through,
Then Death, with ev'ry horror io his train,-?
Ye fair associates of my opening bloom!
SONNET-On viewing an object of distress, in a stormy
night, in the streets of London. in OH! where, poor houseless wand'rer of the night!
Where wilt tħou hide thee from this clam'rous storm!
What friendly roof shall shield thy gentle form? ,
I mark thy grief sunk eye and tatter'd clothes. -
Youth's faded beauty, that can ill oppose a
Curst be th' insidions villain's fiend like art, woo
Who first ensnared thy unsuspecting heart;
Oh! if the parent, 'midst this conflict wild,
Could view, so changed, so lost, his once loved child ! Haddington, Marcb: 1813. Bisi, 12 A
HADDINGTON, i Printed and Published, MONTHLY, by G. MILLER & SON.
And what do you think it turned out to be.? Why, neither more nor less, than a huge turnip, which the rogue Sam had scooped out in form of a lantern, having a mouth, nose, and eyes, and had affi red to the top of a long pole, over which hung a sheet. So the dog Tray that went in pursuit of the stray pig and drove him back to his sty, seems to have acted the wisest part of us all."
Best Cure for Imaginary Terrors. A MARVELLOUS STORY OF A HIGHLAND VISIONARY, AND
AN ACCOUNT OF AN ABYSSINIAN GHOST.
T ITTLE John had heard so many stories of ghosts
U and apparitions, that his own shadow by moonlight, the flitting of a bird which he had disturbed, or the sight of a tree whose position he was not perfectly acquainted with, made bis heart palpitate, and his hair stand on end. The ticking of the wood-louse, commonly called the deathVol. I.