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can only be dealt with by Public Opinion and the progress of civiliza- | as to injure at once the revenue, the consumer, and the morals of the tion. A strong sense, also, of the importance of anatomical know. | lower classes, what pretence can be urged for delaying a moledge, and the mischievous consequences of rousing popular prejudices ment to repeal every one of such taxes? If the Minister against the necessary, though sometimes painful processes of medical be sincere in his professions of an earnest desire to repress smuggling, instruction, had much to do with the adoption of the tone alluded to. A is the more necessary that he should cut off all such absurd imposts Nevertheless, it was, hasty and dangerous: to those who did not make | at one blow; for the smugglers, who are driven out of one branch of allowances, it seemed to imply a wholesale approbation of sacrificing trade will embark in another, as long as others are left loaded with animal feelings to medical curiosity-a sentiment, we are sure, which extravagant duties. The revenue may therefore be expected to sufthe writer in question nerer entertained. s.
fer in those quarters where the over-taxing continues, in consequence The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals lately addres of the expulsion of smugglers from those where prices have been sed a Circular to Mr. ABERNETIT, Sir EVERARD Home, and other lowered. What can be more absurd, for instance, than the duty on eminent surgeons, requesting their opinions upon the question of try tobacco, amounting to eight times the value of the article! cr than ing painful experiments on animals for scientific purposes. The reply that on French brandy, three times the value, which supports a most was in general, that where some very important thing was to be ascer.
| active smuggling trade! Mr. HUSKINSON, who found that a reductaned, which could only be demonstrated by experiment on living tion of the duty on coffee from 3s. to 4d, a pound, caused no diminuanimals, the practice was justifiable; but not for indefinite and con- uon of revenue, cannot doubt, un
tion of revenue, cannot doubt, that a large abatement of the tobacco jectural objects. This seeins to us the rational and sound view of the and brandy duties would probably have the effect of increasing the subject :--the evil of the pain inflicted is certain-the great scientific Government receipte certainly would not diminish it. How is it posgood should be equally só, before that evil is incurred. The venerable sible to be content witn men, who will not do half the good which, BENTHAU, iri an excellent letter of reproof to the Morning Chronicle, upon their own showing is immediately, in their power? argues this topic as a philosopher and a man of feeling might be expected. The Chronicle, which certainly capgot be accused of want City.- At a meeting of the Common Council on Thursday, Mr. Waithof candour, strengthens the arguments of its reprover by the following man renewed his attack upon the Joint Stock Companiei, He said, that extract from his celebrated Treatise on Morals and Legislation :-- :
he was not opposed to Joint Stock Companies, wlien they were formed to * If the being killed were all, there is very good reason why we should
accomplish objects which could not be effecied by private capital, or by be suffered to kill such as molest us; we should be the worse for tlieir
the single exertions of private individuals : but there he stopped. Joint living, and they are never the worse for being dead. But is there any
Stock Companies, or combinations in trade, carried on by private indi
viduals were most mischievous and unfair. It was no answer to say, reason why we should be suffered to forment them? Not any that I can see. Are there any why we should not be suffered to torment them?
thui many of these plans could not possibly succeed, and others would Yes: several ... The day may come, when the rest of the
never be established. They did succeed to the extent the projectors animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been
wished. They got premiums on their shares by the force of delusion, and withholden-from them but by the hand of tyranny. The French have
then left others to bear all the risk. The most ruinous gambling took already discovered that the blackness of the skin is no reason why a
place with the holders of the shares, and a gambling was extensively difhuman being should be abandoned without redress to the caprice of a
fused by them. He had known families and servants engage in it; and tormentor (sce Louis XVlah's Code Noir).' Le may come one day to be
the City, he said, ought to make & vigorous stand against the mischief recognised, that the number of the lege the villọcity of ihe skin, or the
which is to be let loose upon them. -Mr. FAVELŲ described the grievous teridination of the os sacrum, are reasons equally insufficient for abandon.
nature of the Taxes, and concluded by moving a Resolution expressive of ing a sensitive being to the same late? What else is it that should trace
the opinion of the Court, that the reductions made by Government in the the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason, or perhaps the faculty 1
Assessed Taxes are inefficient, and that instead of the duties on various of discourse? But a full grown horse or dog is beyond comparison a
articles being reduced, the House and Window Taxes ought to be rejected more rational de well as more conversable animal than an infant of a day,
altogether. Mr. Dıxon supported the Resolution, which was carried. or a week, or even a month old. But suppose the case were otherwise, aid of ihe subscription for throwing open the view of St. Bride's Church
On the motion of Mr. Southgate, the Court granted the sum of 2501, in what could it avail ? The question is not, can they reason nor, can they Steele talk ! but, can they suffer
Sale, CANAL THROUGH CENTRAL AMERICA.A bill is now passing We must not forget, however, that it is one thing to condemn through the House of Commons for the incorporation of a Company cruelty to animals, another- to pass acts of Parliament to repress it. whose purpose is to make a passage for ships from the Atlantic to the While we give those gentlemen who have been exerting themselves Pacific Ocean through the narrow country which connects North with for the latter purpose, full credit for the best intentions, it is perhaps | South America. The immense advantage arising from such an underquestionable whether legislation can usefully interfere-whether in taking is apparent to every one who looks at a map of the world. The fact Public Opinion is not the only effectual instrument for ounishing I long and dangerous voyage round the vast South American continent, by and preventing the vice-an instrument too, be it observed, which
Cape Horn, will be thereby saved to all vessels going to the Great South
cape daily grows stronger, and we should hope would soon, by the aid of
Sea; while the voyage to India and China will be shortened by 9 or
10,000 miles. The plan is not however the old one of cutting straight the press, be powerful enough to dispense with all dubious auxiliaries.
through the Isthmus of Darien-which, even at the narrowest part, We confess, at the same time, that when we see the barbarities in
would be a work of incalculable labour and expense, and indeed would flicted on catile in the streets by drovers, &c. we cannot help wishing probably never accommodate any vessels larger than barges :- A line to see the law impose on the perpetrators a severe and summary has beeti discovered, in the new state entitled " the United Provinces punishment; but we repeat, that it is by no means an easy question of Central America;" forined by rivers and lakes, which will only require to resolve, whether repressive laws of this pature do more good than a canal of twelve miles long, and the clearing of a river-channel, to comharm; and at least we should tolerate doubts on the subiect, and plete an entire waler-passage for large ships from one ocean to the other. forbear to impute inhornanity to those who are sceptical; not as to the
Surveys of the whole comutuaication were found in the office of a late wickedness of ill-using animals, but as to the possibility of checking
Spanish Minister of Marine ; for the bigoted Government of Spain, in
conformity with its general colonial policy, kept all information of ihis it by statute.
kind as secret as possible, lest. foreigners should make advantage of it.
The proposed capital of the Company is only one million, and it seems The House of Commons, the special guardian of the public purse, thai mining in Guatimala is to be united with the other object. It is pays very small attention to very important financial questions. Un: thought that the toll which the South-sea ihalers alone could well afford less you aniuse the gentlemen by brilliant speeches and political sparato pay, would make the proposed canal a profitable scheme. If the data ning, they leave the benches 'empty-they will not be bured with the | upoñ which the plan is founded are correct, the undertaking will be one pecuniary affairs of their constituents. On Thurrday evening, when
on l of eúormous benefit, áud will effect a sort of revolution in our distant and
of enormo Colonel Davręs brought forward a motion for the appointment of a
most valuable commerce. There could not certainly be a beiter time for Committee to consider whether the duties on' tobacco, brandy, &c.
trying such a speculation with the requisite spirit. There only wants
now a Canal througlı the Isthmus of Suez, and then the two great desidecould not be lowered without loss to the revenue, there were not rata for which all geographers have sighed, would be accomplished, and above 30 or 40 members present; and the CHANCELLOR of the Ex-little of circuitous navigation left in the world! CELQUER took advantage of this thin attendance to avoid giving any FREEDOX AND DESPOTISY-THEIR EFFECTS ON MIND CONTRASTED.--direct answer to the Hon. Gentleman's remarks. He merely ob- Russia is the best antithesis to Athens for illustrating the feeble intellect served, that as the fiscal measures already adopted by Ministers were which slavery may perpetuate in a gigantic body politic; while Athens So satisfactory, there was no reason for taking the matter out of their best shows what gigantic strength may belong to a small and free comhands. The truth is. M. Roxioson has nothing to say gesinst the munity. The whole territory of Attica would not, in point of size, have reductions proposed, because they are precisely similar in principle
iple made a large estate in Russia.-LECTURES ON POETRY by Tuos. CAMPto that of the wine-duties; but either froin a disagreement among his
BELL-Neto Monthly Magazine for January.. colleagués, or from a reluctance to diminish official patronage, he which he highly praises Sir F. BORDETT for his exertions in the cause of
| Mr. O'Connell has written a letter to the Catholic Association, in does not choose to grant them. It is no aoswer to say, that “ all the Catholics, gives it as his opinion, that the question of Catholic cannot be done at once." Nobody asks anything so unreasonable; | Emancipation will be carried this Session, and hopes he may say that: but when the fact is admitted, that many of our laxes are so errenter the winter of Erin is past."
Such is the rage for ilew schemes in the City, that an eminent capi. ' POETRY, - t is easy to write in prose, but very difficult 10. be a poet. talist had yesterday morning laid before him ewenty proposals for new. More than one « Prosateur ?. has affected to despise Poetry; in reference Companies
to which propensity, we may call to mind the bon mot of Montaigne : CATAOLIC PRIESTS AND THE CATHOLIC Rent.-One of ihe principal ! « Me cannot attain in Poetry, let us rerenge ourselves by, abusing it." charges against the Catholic Association is, that the Rent is extoried from It appears to me, that there never existed a truly eloquent man who did the poor peasant by the tyrannous influence of the Roman Catholic Priests. not love Poetry. I will simply cite, for example, Casar aod Cicero; the Mh Butterworth, the pious bookseller, particularly insisted on that as a one composed a tragedy ou dipus, and we have pieces of poetry by the grievous matter. Now this is a pretty charge from the partisans of the latter which might pass among ihe best that preceded Lucretius, Virgil, Methodists and Church-of-Englandists, who get in their voluntary subo and Horace.- Voltaire-Philosophical Dictionary: scriptions by no very mild exertion of clerical and clanish influence ! Mr. BROUGHAM was very happy in Parliament in his comparison of the
LETTER OF HARRIETTE WILSON. Rent of the Catholics with the much larger fund arising from the weekly We thiok (see the Globe and Traveller of Inst night) Mr. Ellice does pennies of the Methodists; and Mr. COBBETT, in his Register, draws a but justice to ihe public in permining us to publish the following letter, striking picture of the mode of raising a pious or loyal subscription in an which he received by the post this morning. li displays at once the Buglisi country town or parish, where “ the overseer of the poor, or the objects and motives of the Authorens and Editor of the detestable public tax-collector, or both, come with a paper having the names of the parson, caiion now circulating under the above title. He has desired us to learethe justice, and the banker, written on it, and having in their wide-pockets blank the names of other parties alluded 10, but has left the letter with (just sticking out for the" volunteer" to see the corner of it) the rate-book us for the satisfaction of others who inay be better acquainted with the or the tar-book.” The grossness and absurdity of the charge against the lady's writing than himself. Catholics are however monstrous, when we reflect that the so much de
.« March 8, No. Ilf, Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, a Paris, cried " influence" of the Priests is nothing but advice or persuasion from "Sir, People are buying themselves so fast out of my book, * Me a beloved minister of religion to his followers, and depends solely upon moires of H. Wilson,' that I have no time to attend to them should be the qualities which Mr. Plunkelt ascribes to that caluinniated body- sorry not to give each a chance, if thiey chuse to be out. You are quizzed charity, zeal, and disinterestedness—and the love and respect with which most unmercifully.--Two Noble Dukes have lately taken my word, and I. their docks regard them. And this is the kind of influence which the have never named them.' I am sure would say you might rust me followers of the wealthy, proud, and domineering Church-of-England, never to publish, or cause to be publislied, aught about you, if you like have the face to make a pretext for abuse, and vote to repress by a penalto forward 2001. directly 10 me, else it will be too late, as the last voluinn, law !
in which you shine, will be the property of Ilie Edetor, and in his hands. The Protestants of Belfast have petitioned in favour of Catholic Eman. Lord says he will answer for aughe I agree to so will my liusband. cipation, and the Irishman says that " it is the most respectably signed Do just as you like--consult only yourself. I get as much by a small petition that ever left the town of Belfast ; that to that petition is sub. book as you will give me for taking you out, or more. I attack so poor scribed the names of by far the great majority of our men of wealth, men, because they cannot help themselves. talent, and education, although hitherto the taunt has been, that those " Adieu--Mind I have no time to write again, as what with writing were the classes of our country averse to the question of Catholic Eman- | books, and then altering them for those who buy vul, I am done upcipation.”
frappé* en mort The Cloth.—The Reverend --, of - House, in the neighbour Ľ. What do you think of my French ?
Yours. hood of one of our most ancient cities northward of the Ouse, lately con
:“ HARRIETTE Rochrort, Late Wilson. trived to debauch the daughter of the clerk of the parish, at the tender - Don't trust to bag with your answer." age of thirteen, and, not contented with this violation of the decencies of Addressed, Edward Ellice, Esq. M. P.. New-stroct London.) civil society, ravished her sister, another, child of the clerk's, only nine
• We adhere to the lady's grammar, which, like her morality, is not
was YEARS OLD!! choosing for the place of his abomination the VESTRYROOM OF THE CAURCA!!! We are told, that with money the reverend |
closely bound to vulgar rules. The words in Italics are underlined in ravisher for a moment stopped the mouth of the parents, and took him
the original.-Globe and Traveller. self off to Hull, but a warrant soon followed him there, when he de. camped, and we learn is gone to France. His name we know, and in
i ' THEATRICAL EXAMINER.. coming time, when the arm of justice has overtaken him, our readers shall know it too: al present, discretion is the wiser course. Stam
DRURY-LASE. ford Neros. .
A new farce, intitled Change Partners, was produced at this house on THE GAME LAWS.-It is in evidence, that, in one year, the numbers Thursday evening, the plot of which turns upon a young gentleman imprisoned under the operation of these horrid statuses, amounted to 110% less than one thousand iwo hundred individuals! Think on the amount
| and lady writing love-letters for their respective servants, and falling of suffering from the direct and indirect consequences of this appalling
in love with the epistles of each other, to the production of a passion fact; think on the desolate wives, the slarving children, the ruined,
ned in each for the supposed author of the engaging billets-dour addressed heart-broken families; the sons initialed by the contamination of a yao, to the attendant of the other. This farcical event, or event for a into all those degrees of yet unthought-of crime, which is ultimately to farce, is rendered the more whimsical, in consequence of the letterbring them to a shameful and premature eid; the fathers banished from writers being really destined by their parents for each other, whose their homes and their country; their miserable offspring ihrown a bur intentions they oppose, in pursuance of their mistaken prepossession, den on the unwilling parish ;-and all, perhaps for the destruction of a The denouement need not be described. All this may pass in farce a paltry partridge, or other wild animal, to whichi no person can absolutely
, to which no person can absolutely to ingredient; but the concoction was ipsipid, and lacked the articles establish a right of ownership.- Kent Herald.
both of salt and Cayenne.. The acting was good where there was VULGAR PREJUDICE AGAINST ANATOMY.-We suppose (says the anything to do; as was proved by Mrs. YATES, KNIGHT, and HAR Morning Chronicle) it is because the Law of England exacis from all those who wish to attain a familiarity with it, the exclusive attention of the
LEY, in the heroine, a Yorkshire servant, and a smart yalet : but best part of a life time, that we must account for the astonishing ignorance
although the ayes at the conclusion were decidedly triumphant, it on all other subjects so often displayed by the highest judicial authorities
will scarcely succeed. The spectators might possibly be in fault, being of the country: As a fresh instance of this, we were particularly struck very grave; which is elixir to ,a tragedy, but death to a farce,-with the observations delivered by Mr. Justice Burrough at Winchester, truth which, if not yet proved by Change Partners, probably soon jn passing sentence on three resurrection men a few days ago. “ If cer- / will be. Be its transit light.. tain persons (he observed) must have bodies for scientific uses, they must
--- ENGLISH OPERA-House be satisfied with such legal measures as the law allowed, which was by On Thursday evening, Mr. MATHEWS commenced his annual edexecutions.” So the venerable Judge knows so little of the medical tertainment for the season; and the great attraction of his whimsical wants of twelve millions of people, as to suppose that the executions for murder, amongting, for Eogland and Wales, during the seven years end
and extraordinary powers was evinced by a crowded house in every ing with 1823, to only 114, that is, to sixteen a year, are sufficient for the part, and by a cordiality of reception of the most gratifying descrip instruction of the numbers necessary to fill up the deficiences in the pro
tion. The vehicle of the year assumes the form of a Memorandum fession! We pray to God, that neither the venerable Judge nor any of Book, the heterogeneous sketches and notices in which are produced his family may, ever fall into the hands of any medical man who has not in the apparent order of their entry, for the spectators' amusement. had the benefit of more than his fair share of ihe sixteen. Why does not The adoption of a plan, the chief distinction of which is to be without Mr. Peel come forward with some plan to relieve the most inportant of plan at 'all, possibly in some degree precluded the force and conall sciences from the difficulties under which it now. labours in this centration displayed by the more systematic outline of last year, but country? Is he afraid to encounter the prejudices of the vulyar of high it no way detracted from the incidental point and whimsicality which, and low life? WEd.nouit so meaply of him, as that he can believe after alí. form the principal charm of the unique talent of Mr. MAit of little importance to the county whether our medical met are skillul | tupws who cominences with an account of the recommendation practitioners 95 quacks The Widow of the talent to berry, comedian, having been unsuc
which led him to his present machinery. In adopting it, he follows, cessful on Former occasion, hent lempt to assist herself and family
it seems, the advice of one Mr. Outline, a faint personage, who is by the meas of Benefit the Proprietors bribe Olympic Theatre brave soon discussed; after which, we are introduced to a female tabby, consented at Benefit for herty Bont sould take place on Thursday who volunteers a whole volume of parish scandal, as peculiarly next, when he in for the most time, attempt to personate one of his late available to Mr. MATHEWS, which gives the latter an opportunity of Father's most popular characters.
| rejecting any such unfair materiel. The Memorandum Book is theu TIDO) Iəd
opened, and we are at once at sea; the first severe exertion of Mr. threefold proportion. When we remember that a year only has * Matheus' extraordinary faculty being a song entitled The Memoranda elapsed since his name was scarcely known in tbis country, the rapid - in cunfusion, in which tive-and-twenty dead and living actors, and an growth of intimacy with his music indicates a remarkable change in
equal number of managers, dramatists, and newspapers, respectively, the public taste or appetite. Slow, lamentably slow, was the progress are dashed off in a style of most unutterable utteravice. This expe- here of the exquisite music of Mozart: compared with this circum- . niment upon articulation got over, we are introduced to Mr. Alum, a stance, WEBER's fame in England is certainly matter of curiosity. laughable caricature of the chemist Accuin, whose labours to alarm And yet it is true that he had impediments to encounter. We know us into a distrust. of everything eatable and drinkable produced so that the score of Der Freischutz (which by the way still attracts as much disorder among weak nerves and weaker understandings five or much as any piece in possession of the stage) was submitted a full
six years ago. This formidable personage, with something of the year and a half before its performance here, to some whom the public m. noisy arrogance and decision of Major Longbow, denounces every must consider con petent in judge of its worth; but either from want * dish at a dinner-party as concealed poison, and, like Don Pedro of taste, or of a quality perhaps more rare, it was “ damned with faint
Soatebaway at Barataria, absolutely starves everybody at a feast. praise," and thrown aside. The town owes probably to the Director One Mr. Chyle is also a very prominent character, but better distin- of the Lent Concerts last year, the enjoyment which it has derived guished by his wife's eccentricities than by his own; the good lady | from the first production of Weber with which it became acquainted. being a very busy committee-woman, who, in her zeal to supply | Within a few days of the first performance of the Overture, we believe parish bby-linen, visit female convicts and distribute soup, half at the Philharmonic, it was played at Covent-Garden, and we progstarres her husband, gives his shirts to the hospital for lint, and drags nosticated that “it would assuredly become a distinguished favourite." Abim upon tours of pleasure to visit gaols,-a bustling and attractive It was left for Mr. ARNOLD to complete these beginnings.
species of feininine extreme, well satirised. Albut, a projector, We cannot enter into a minute disquisition of the various merits of : always, by his own account, on the point of obtaining some great the Music from Preciosa, Euryanthe, Abre, Hussun, &c.; but on the * advantage, but invariably missing it, is also an amusing piece whole, we incline io think neither will engage the public attention so.
of vapour, affordiog a fair opportunity to laugh at the bubble durably as their precursor. Experience tells us how WEBER's melo- ' schemery of the day, which is adverted to with considerable humour. dies, as associated with the sense which they are intended to illustrate, One of the most finished sketches of the evening, in fact, originates in grow upon the recollection; else we mighi say, generally, that the the operation of this mania on Sturtle, a testy old alarmist, who per songs in the above want individuality of character. The chorusses ceives nothing but national ruin in the excess of capital under which are very striking and effective. The often-regretted, but almost un- ! the country groans and labours. Another ancient worthy, brimful of avoidable transfusion of the meaning of a song into another lanold times, a Jr. Methusaleh, also plays a very natural part; as does guage, is certainly a drawback upon the pleasure of those who wish the worthy Brigadier-Generul Buhington, who has a mode of so con- to trace the object of a composer by the poetry which was bis guide. glomerating a story, that what with imperfect utterance, confusion of Such transfusion almost demands a mind of kindred with both that of idea, and a bad choice of subject, he confounds himself and the au- the musician and the poet. Music may be said to be wooed by lyric "dience very laughably. We have mentioned one of the songs for its verse, and when fairly won and happily“ married," as Milton hath it, singularity, as a specimen of rapid enunciation, but in other respects by the hand of Genius, the former loses more than half its charm by a' it was altogether exceeded by the Night Coach, the Sailing-match, and divorce; a second wedding is most often forced and unnatural. This the Public Office, Bow-street, all of which, in the recitation, afforded objection cannot apply to the merely instrumental portion; for fiddle excellent opportunities. The examinations in the latter were irresist- and flute speak the same language in both countries. It excites, in conably droll." An Irish matrimonial squabble is one of these; and sequence, unqualified pleasure; and is, we think, entitled to unexcepanother is produced by the capture of a sainily personage, who istionable praise. Here we trace the same intensity of feeling which found intoxicated in the street, in his way from opening the new commands our sympathy in Der Freischüts; the same command over meeting-house to Pillowbier-lane. The monopolylogue, or piece of the powers of an orchestra, and felicitous adaptation of its various
direct personation, which forms the third part of the entertainment, is resources; the same unity of design, and congruity of light and - called The Crown in (Inn) Danger, in which Mr. MATU EWS assumes shade; the same rythmical in volutions and apparent violations of
in succession the character of Nat Glib, a bustling waiter, a senti- accent, which bear that relationship to time, which discord does to mental German cook, who blubbers over Werter, and leaves the book the current of harmony. In common wiih great and little men, to skin eels; Molly Gramachrce, an Irish itinerant beggar-woman, WEBER does not scruple to avail bimself of the thoughts of others,
with her boy at her back-an excellent mixture of humour and appropriating what is ready-made to his hand, when suitable to his * pathos; the aforesaid Mr. Chile and poison-detecting chemist Alum; I purpose. But this be does with the courtesy of a congenial spirit,
and lastly, brother Simper, a new-made mason, warm and mellow and somewhat by a right of conquest. Nor are such passages pressed foora bis own installation-a very droll and spirited etching. This part into the service, or 'associated with unworthy company; but more of the entertainment was possibly a little too long; indeed the whole often come amended from his pen, which imparts by skilful combi- , of it might spare about half an hour, to its own improvement,-a nation a renovated charm even to common-place material. . J. merciful criticism upon the unaided efforts of a single individual for three hours and a halt.
THE INFANT LYRA. If allowed to compare Mr. MATHEWS with himself, we might pro Walking the other day into Pall-mall, we overtook a musical friend Dotace this year's effort to be exhibitive of less-highly finished por- on his way to hear what he called the “ Infant Lyra," a child only.
traiture than some which have preceded it, but exceedingly light and four years of age, and who had been represented as a musical pro- lively in the less elaborate and incidental sketching. Several of the digy. We are seidom tempted to witness, the efforts of precocious
os no doubt, 'struck us as old acquaintances, and one or two of genius, but strong entreaty overruled our objection, and we accomthe anecdotes were not absolutely original, but all was exceedingly panied him to the Apollo Room, the grotesque Chinese embellishmusing. The story of an Irish Watchmun, who being addicted to ments of which formed a striking contrast to an elegant group of Mad Dovels by laniern-light during the live-long night, was Tonsoni- lovely and intelligent faces assembled to witness the performance."
med into madness, by all the wags among the players agreeing when- About half-past three o'clock, the parents introduced their infant - erér they passed him, to ask “ What's a Clock," is told with infinite prodigy, and our objections to prodigies were for a time lost in admi
nour. The different tones of the players, and the vain efforts of ration of the pretty and interesting features of the child. A harp of te poor fellow to obtain redress from a magistrate owing to his con- small dimensions was then placed before her, and instead of the - led manner of describing the offence, was one of the inost. lively insipid monotony which might have been expected from an infant
things of the evening, although closely rivalled by a family water-only four years old, we were surprised to hear a variety of National party, and an imputed adventure of Bensley and Kemble. In Airs, English, Irish, and Scottish, uniting the bold, the lively, and short, with less dramatic finish, Mr. MATHEWS is quite as amusing the pathetic, played with a neatness of execution, energy of feeling, his year as the last in his more versatile effort; and if we may judge and vivacity of manner, that surprised us. Never before were we so by his reception on Thursday evening, he will sport his memoranda strongly impressed with the idea of the predominance of original with do sort of abatement either of reputation or profit. He was ingenius. Great pains must have been taken to tutor so young a child bagh spirits, but somewhat lame-an apparent remnant of the gout.
| in the mere manual operation ; but severe discipline could not have
Q. I produced all the effect we witnessed, had not the God of Music set ORATORIOS.
his seal upon her; and the playfulness and simplicity of her manner By a judicious compromise, these entertainments take place nearly |
evinced that little coercion had been used. She played with the barp in alternate succession at the two Theatres; an arrangement which as she would play with a doll; and, as far as expression was conto proved advantageous to the management of both.
cerned, in our judgment, struck the chords with an energy and feeling The order of the day, or rather of the evening, is now Carl Mariamore true to nature, than most of the regular grown-up Sisters of the
S. FOX WEBER, whose productions have been recently presented in | Lyre.
meats that they invariably take « patty after soup, and know how to despise the inan who is helped twice to turtle; that they are not gends by
silver fork, understand ihe use of a napkin, with many other smalt A NATIVE AMERICAN'S Notions Op WEDLOCK.---An aged Indian, who
vaunts of the saine starnp, that rend to the unspeakable advancement of for many years had spent much of his time among the white people bolle i Nice
Ille writers in the good opinion of all the would-be fine people, and con in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, one day obxerved, that the Indians hind
sequently secure 10 them a considerable share of popularity for the 11ot only a much easier way of getting a wife than the Whites, hut were
would-be fine is a large tribe. But, unfortunately, the very stress which also more certain of getting a good one;" for (soid he in his broken in
thiey lay on Iliese things is in fact faial to alteir pretensions, for it proves English) white inau court-court-may be one whole: year! may be
that there common usages trave made the lively inpression of novelty. two years! before he marry. Well-may be then gol very good wife. No one lectures very learnedly on the habits and modes with which but may be mot!--may be very cross ! --Vell now---suppose cross
he is familiar ; but we are ait disposed to dwell on the mariners and scold so soon as get awake in the morning--scold, all day-scold until
customs of a strange land. The aiithor of Sayings and Doings is pared sleep!--ell one; he must keep him! While people have law forbidding licularitiei
ricularly offensive in the way, we have here described, and laya!! throwing away wife, be he ever so cross-must keep hiin always! Well,
| down irise, Dilworth-like rules of good-breeding with species of how does Indian do! Indiao, when he wees industrions.squaw, which
pedąuiry truly puerile., Occasionally, however, he soars to the refinebe like, lie go to him, place his two foreingers close asido each other,
ment of exquisiuisin ; but then he does but sirut about in the worn fopmake two look like one--look squaw in the face.o-see him smile which
peries of Brimmel, dizelied out in that Beau's cast off and now somewhat is all one he says yes! So he take him home--no danger it he le cross
antique coxcombries. In the volumes before 'us, we canpoi dixcover No, no! squaw know too well what Iudian do if he cross-throw him ingl. original impertinence ! A catalomne of Brúmmel's facelia would away and iake another! Squaw love to eat meat- no husband, no ineat!
imileed bring tlie whole tribe of Pretenders into contempt, as it would Squaw do everything to please husbande do lhe same 10 please show what å servum pecus it is: and, ufier all, they imitare the exiled squam live happy!"
Dandy will no better effect than the Ass in the fable imitated the Lap Tre Holy ALUES.-Mr. Thos. Campbell, in his 71h Lecture, ably dog. London Magazine. . . . . . . . vindicates the character of the Athenians froin the atrocious slanders of |
TEMPERANCE-Never ett too much. · You have Galen's authority for
T cerrain literary Serviles, and gives us a most siriking and admirable
it. tlis constitution was very delicate, yet he lived 19 an advanced age:
in “ Sketch of Ailens." The whole lecture, indeed, is pregnant with
eclure, indeed, pregnant with and this he attributed, in a great measure, to the circonstance of his never useful information and inanly sentiment. Alluding to the Holy Allies, I rising from a meal without still feeling some degree of hunger.-From the accomplished writer observes," Cleon, in Aristophanes's own pages, I the first Number of this Belfast Magazine, the only work of the kind, we brings no aversion to a reasonable mind hailco revoliing, as the specins cle of Princes leaguing into Gangs of Kingcorn-breakers and Constilli
believe, published in Ireland. tion-lifters, forming Societies for ihe Suppression of Truth and ille Pro
· Tise John Bull in particularly moral on the subject of the Memoirs of pagation of Error, and deserving to be called Academicians of lano
lharrietie Wilson, a woman of pleasure (and profit too it seems ) who is rance, and Dilettanti in human degradation."-See the last New
publishing lier experience of every one of whom she has, or pretends tá
liavé, ally knowledge.' One does not wonder at the John Bull's anger at Monthly Magasine. ,
: a popular rival in its own line, who has iniroduced an improvement de THE APOLLONICON. There is an ioteresting description of this noble die private libel trade, by adding the profit on what she suppresses to the Instrument in the last New Monthly Magazine, from which we extract gain on what she publishiex. the following curious and interesting illustration of the mode in which
" In every employment of life,' sound acis upon the air:-" Some of the lower noies, and therefore the lo
." Each neighbour abusex-lois brother"most powerful of all, cannot be heard at all in the room in which ihe -and sister too, jt seems.- Globe and Traveller. instroinent is placed. They cause the whole rooin, and indeed the whole [ , The New Times says, " Mr. Stockdale has commenced law proecedings building, to tremble in a sensible and almost visible manier ; but yet upon the publishers of the Iris--a review, which in its criticisms upon you cannot distinguish the sound itself. Jo fact, you can feel it, but not the several Numbers of the Memoirs of Harrielle Wilson, has falleu foul Jiear it.. But on placing yourself in a yard at a little distance from the of him." ---This is excellent! We had got it into our silly heads, that building, and this bringing yourself withinor, as it should rather Miss Hurrielle's chaste and worthy Publisher bad been born' for a very seem, without the proper sphere of the sound, you hear it with trement different purpose, but we are now satisfied that he is designed to conlet dous loudness. This seems to us the inost striking illustration we have
some signal service on the publie, unless he should wiliappily be cut ever met with of the theory whiclı inculcates that sound is propagaled short by the Vice or any other ugly Suppressors.--Some say, that Mr. through the air in circles. , One çan in this instance almost see it, agita.
mis instalice almost see il, aglia Stockdale will shortly get into Parliament, where of course he would cut ting the air tumultuously, so as to shake everything within the range of
a figure, being a great Protestant Ascendancy Advocate, and a deter. it, fill it reacliex a ceriain point, and then, as it were, condensing itself
mined enemy of the Scarlet,"' if not of any other,“ Wh " and becoming audible, just as the rays of light, transmitted through a sheet of falling rain, become condensed and visible only at that pariicu
MRS. OPIE AND HER " FUDGE FAMILY."-It hus pleased Mrs. Opie, Jar point where we see the rainbow."
since she has turned a Quakeress, to read, a lecture to the world. in two
volumen, under the title of Illustrations of Lying. The world has been LONDON MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.Of the splendid donation of 1,0001. notoriously given to this vice; and, like a true lover of truth, slie does by Sir F. Bordett, to this Institution, the Comunitiée of Managers, innol Batter it, but telis mankind prelly roundly that they are a generation their lase Quarterly Report, speak in ihre following terms:-" To apprc- l of liars. Sir W. Scolt, the romancer, Tom Cribb, ihe fibber, Major ciate it according in its merirs, it is necessary to took, not only at the Longbow, and all other conscious dealers in falsehood, will plead guilty to large amount of the donation, bin at the effect already produced by solier charges; but it will slock a great many very worthy people besides, to noble an example, and at the further beneficial consequences expected discover that they have been in a daily habit of lying without knowing to result froin iis powerful influence. Your Committee cannot but, be it. They have never indulged, perlaps, in the lie of dattery, end scosible that the extraordinary liberality of Ilie Honourable Baroner, and bestowed high praises on a young friend's poetry; nor in the lie of cofie the subsequent pecuniary aid of so many other patrons of the Institution, venience, and denied themselves 10 Mrs. Beverley ; nor even in the lie have anticipated by several years the unassisted exertions of the mein- of benevalence, and given a tender character of a discharged coachmani. bers, and proportionably advanced the accomplishment of all the impor. Bullet Thein just take a glance at llie mirror which Mrs. Opic holds up tant objecis of the socieiy."_The Cominjitee also warmly compliment to thein in her chapter on lie's práctical. These are the lies not uttered Mr Place, ren. for his * persevering energy" in forwarding the inter- but acied, and arc Salau's oworrumbling-blockx, no doubt, for the deal ests of the Institution.
and dumb; such are “ wearing paste for diamonds, prchasing brooches, Proofs of VULGARITY.-There is no surer sign of vulgarity than a pins, and rings of mock jewels':'' and " passing off gooseberry wine, at jactation of gentility. An anxiety to appear particularly knowing in
dinner, for champagne." The man that " liides baldacss by gluing a piece such rules of good-breeding as Mr. Dilworth expounded and gouvernantes
of false hair to his hend," is a practical liar; and so is the lady with mu inculcate, betrays tiie miserable ambition of a vulgar mind. Under bred
artificial froni. A wig, if it be well made, is a lie; the Devil is the pretenders to fashion are perpetually talking of what is, and what is not
father of lies, and so is an old scratch. How unanly pious, and otherwise the thing : they have always a part to learn, and are, consequently,
moral, old gentlemen are walking into eternity with their lies upon their like the bourgeois gentilhomme, ever running over on the subject of their
| heads! But their case is not desperate, for Mrs. Opie says. If the studies: they are wonderfully shrewd observers of glaring solecisms, and
falee liair be so worn that no one can fancy it natural, is the bloom on the are bitterly severe on any depariure from those esesblished canons laida
cheek is such that it cannot be misiaken for nature, then is the deception down in the Primer of Politeness. Whatlinie rhwy do kriew of eliqnelle,
aunihilated." Lepihe woman of sin preler rouge, but the lover of truth they Oslentinliously parade, and mor vehemently do they insist on its
will use ruddle ; let the man of tasluon and the world still glue on bu laws. Ridiculous as this sort of folly appears wlieni one meets wiil je in / alwe coxcomh, the conscientious will belake himself to a Welsh-wig! a steam-boal, in a stage-coach, or aia walering-place (ils proper element),
mind and the gallani Marquis, who has a make-believe leg, will walk about, if it is rather odd that it has been adopied and introduced into print by 1 he is ingenuolly, with a corkscrew in his call!-Globe and Traveller. soine geniuses of the present day wlio lay claim 10 extraordinary know! Sleep v. Study.--A Correspondent in the Glasgow Mechanics' Maledge of ide world. John Bull, the author of Sayings and Doings, and gazine, who describes hiinself as debarred from reailing during the day some writers in Blackwood, are never weary of dispaying their elegance, by business, and as always experiencing an irresistibie drowsiness when and informing ihe world that they know better thai to eat fish with a lie takes to a book at night, alilough very fond of is, says lie di-covered koufe, peas with pitchforks, or to drink inalt after cheese : they exall an antidote to this balling lendency in a coinmon onion, cut through the theinselves day after day, and month after month, by insisting that they middle, and placed in close contact with the eyes. Some involunta; like olives, do not know the taste of port, and religiously observe the tears are of course produced by this process, but the writer affiras that I canon of drinking white wine with white meats, and red wine with brown leaves the eye-balls refreshed, and dispels the soporific herrinesi.
HATRED OP TRE PRESS.It seems that very small as well as great | ENGRAVING.Whatever facilitates the manual process of the Artist in E men-Bristol Aldermeņ as well as Continental Sovereigns--can combine the performance of his work is of importancs, amidst the many difficulties ... to stigmatize the Press, and no doubt for the like reason, that their which he has to encounter. On this account it is with pleasure we find Edreds will not endure ihe light of a free Press. We see by the Bristol that Mr. Turrell, who received a gold medal for his receipe for biting-in
Journal, that at the late dinner of the Bristol Institution, the toast of " The steel plates, from the Society of Aris, has been presented by a number of
Bristol Press" was erased from the list, at the special request of some of Engravers with a silver cup, as a mark of respect for his useful discovery. * the Aldermed of that City, who declared that they would quit the room , NAPOLEON'S OPINION OF CRANIOLOGY,Lady Holland had sent a
- if this " obnoxious" toast was given ! " To an Assembly (observes the - Editor of the above paper) which had been applauding the diffusion of the
package of books, in which also was a little box, inclosing a bust in
I plaster of Paris, ibie head of which was covered with divisions and knowledge now so widely extending throughout all classes; which had
numbers referring to the craniological system of Gall. What did panegyrized the mechanic's thirst for information, which had heard that
Mascagni think of those German dreams Come, epeak without reserve, my day that the period was arrived when such knowledge and instruction I could no longer be withheld; which congratulated itself upon the ladinired very much the manner in which Gall and Spurzheim develop
as if you were conversing with one of your own profession."'--" Mascagni restablishment of iolant schools; which, in short, availed itself of every Land explain' be various parts of the brain, and had also adopted that opportunity to applaud the present march of intellect, the wide spread of method which
method which he considered eminently calculated to inculcate a thorough - education, and the universal diffusion of learning and science,-eould lenowledge of this interesine organ With respect to the system of -> Dat such a company as this have tolerated the toast of a FREE AND INDE.
judging ihe vices, propensities, and virtues of men by the protuberance on PENDENT PRESS ? What a stigma, and what a burlesque upon the panel their heads, he considered it as an ingenious fable, which might seduce -gria #bich we beard upon the union of literature and commerce ; upon men of the world, but which could not bear the examination of the
the Republics of Venice and Florence ; upon the characters of Lorenzo anatomist."-" That is thinking and acting like a wise man, who knows 4 and Cosmo de Medici ; and other patrons of Literature, as well as Mer. I how to annreniste sho
well as Ner: how to appreciate the merit of a conception, and io divest it of the errors 2. chants of the World!!! What would have become of the Dę Spiras, the land follies with which it is loaded by quackery. I'regret much that I
Jedrons, and the Valderfars ; --The Alduses, the Sessæ, and the Gioliti of I did not know him. Corsisart was a great admirer of Gall: he praised - the. Venelian Presses, or the Giunti of the Florence, and other names so I him, proiected him, and used his utmost endeavours to push him up to
celebrated in the early stages of the typographic art, if their patrons had me but there was no syinpathy between us. Such men as Lavater, thus stigmatised and neglected them.".. .
Cagliostro, Mesmer, have never ranked very high in my estimation. I E CITY IMPROVEMENTS.The principal street from Fleef-narket north even felt I know not what kind of aversion to them, and did not therefore ..wards, will, it is said, be considerably wider than Regent-street, -and feel disposed to admit the inan who was a continuation of them. Gen
equally striking in -irs architecture. An improvement, however, of a tlemen of this description are all dexterous and well-wpoken; they work Yumore useful description, will arise from the grand Slaughter-house, to be upon that thirst after the marvellous which the generality of mankind
erected close upon Smiihfield. By this establislament, the poor animalsexperience, and give itie colouring of truth 1o the faisestiheories. Nature will be saved from ilie maddening torture of, being driven tlirough does not betray lierself by lier outward forms ; she does not disclose her crowded streets by brutal drovers, to the great alarm of the timid, the secréis ; she conceals thien. To judge and examine men upon such pain of the bumane, and the frequent injury of tho passengers; and when light indications is the act of a dupe or an impostor, such as are all introduced into the slaughier-house, will be deprived of life by a new those beingy gifted with wondrous inspirations, of which herds are to be method. asiostantaneous as that of the guillotine. . When this improve. I found in every large capital. The only way to know men is to see them, Toent takes place, a market-day in the Metropolis will no longer be a observe them, and put them to the test: Po avoid falling into errors, great public nuisance, which it has been for so many years. , ,
they must be studied a long time, and be judged by their actions; and It is said that Mr. Stockdale, the Orangeman and Publisher of Harricite even that is not infallible, and requires to be restricted in its operation 10 Wilssa's Memoirs, -in imitation of Mr, Theodore Heok, --is about to the moment in which they act; for we seldom act consistently with our prigl a tract" On the Superior Morals of ebe Highes Classes," he genuine disposition ; we give way to the transport or impulse of the
Corbiere bas recently put down the pleasantest Club in Paris. It was moment, or are carried away by passion ; and this constituies what we established by Garcia, in a hotel in the Rise de Richelieu, for the comfort call vice and virtue, perversity, or heroism. Such is my opinion, and and advantage of foreigners, and where politics were entirely excluded. such has long been my guide. Not that I pretend to deny the influence The freedom of conversation, which obtained there, on other subject, is of disposition and education: I think, on the contrary, that it is immense : said to bave alarmed the liberal Charles X., and he commanded the hotel but beyond that, everything is inere system and folly." Last Days of to be closed. The wise Minister of this enlightened Sovereign has regis. Napoleon. tered an edict, that Clubs of every description in Paris are no longer to exist Mr. Henry Moses, whose outlines are sa deservedly admired, is en,
LAW. graving a series of sixteen designs of the celebrated Retsch, to illustrate Schiller's Ballad of " The Fight of the Dragon."
LENT ASSIZES. PROGRESS OF REFINEMENT-A FACT.-A young woman meeting a
TRIAL OF CHARLES LYNN. FOR MURDER. bumet felloe-servant, was asked how she liked her new place. “ Very AYLESBORY, MARCH 8. Charles Lynn was this day put upon his trial, well." Then you're nothing to complain of?” “ Nothing; only charged with the wilful nuurder of Abraharn Hogg, at whaddon. Chase, Enter and misstis talk such very bad grammar."
ou the 7th of last January. The Prisoner's appearance was very respectRapha-The boiled roots of this vegetable form an excellent dish
able. He is about 86 or 27 years of age, He wore a suit of black, and when served up as asparagus.-Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine.net,
bis manner at first was composed. Several witnesses proved ilie circuni. Those most useful and convenient Institurions, which were established
stances of the case, just as they appeared in all the papers at the time of
the fatal deed.George Meechain, a labourer, whilo ditching, heard In every principal city and town throughout France at the peace, and contindedantil the death of Louis XVIII, denominated Cabinets. Litte
alarming crics: en lookiug up, he saw the Prisoner striking something on raira, where all the metropolitan and domestic, and many of the foreigu
the ground with a gun, which he held in both his hands. "Ile struck full jounals, and other interesting, scientific, and literary periodicals, were
| 20 times, antil the gun broke, and then walked backwards and forwards, tabes in, and read by the public at a small expence, are abolished by
as if looking at something -The witness was so frightened, that he did omtaod of Charles X.
not venture to the spot, till the Prisoner had gone away. He then saw Me. OWEN,- We have just learned from good authority, that this
the dead and bleeding body; and he afterwards assisted lo toke the peaseman has finally resolved to remove to the New World. His friends Prisoner into custody.The Prisoner's attempts to destroy himself when *: New Lanark have received intelligence that he purchased the settle in custody were detailed, as well as other strange circumstances. When Praent of Harmony, in Indiana, on the 1st of January. He has left his son called upou for bir defence, he told a long and rambling story about his Willem, and Captain M.Donald, to take charge of the American establish-proceedings when he quinted Vauxhall with the deceased, the main point Seen in the meantime, and by the latest accounts had reached Philadel- of which was, that Hogg had entered into a conspiracy with some resur: ta on his way back to New Lanark, where he is expected in June. rectiau men to kill him. Under this impression, the Prisoner said, he i esbole of ibe Flower family, at present settled in Mr Birkbeck's determined, if he was to die, that Hogg should die too, and be struck him Beighbourhood, mean to join hin at Harmony. The letters received state with the gun; but he did not know what he had done afterwards. Dur.. fu MrOwen's statements have excited an extraordinary zeal forihe mutual ing ihe delivery of his defence, bis xoanner and delivery became not only 10-eperative system is !he United Siales. At Pirsburgh, lie assembled the incoherent, but altogether wusetiled and agitated. . ra mass of the people in the Presbyterian meeting-house, and liaving Several witnesses were called on the part of the Prisoner. Thry
eloped his plans to them, a number of persons jininediately declared deposed to his good cowuct while in Messrs. Buruett's dioddlery, ut 1 sur intention of founding a community on his system; and such was ile Vauxhall, and spoke of his prculiar bumanity. He had sared the lines
geregtion bie arrival there produced, that the Court of Justice suspended of tirer prisous from drowning His Sistar proved that lse had exloia Immttings while the meeting was held. Mr Owes, on his way westward, buted signs of insawy before lie loft Vauxhall; and it uppeared that his
and the spinning mills of Mr. Skink on the Hud-on, which are cele farlier had been derangad - Lord Nugeul, Sir Juliu Disivwood king, and ped for the high perfection of the machinery, and the reinarkable | Dr. Willis, guve it as their opinion, but the Prisoner had been, and was **** ess of the establishment. The settlement of Harmony is on the now insule - Verdict, Guilty of killing the deceased, but we believe him Juanda of the Wabash, about 30 miles below Mr. Birkbeck's property, to be insane at the tine.” Red the occupants are a colony chiefly of Germans, who are united hy
CHARGE OF MURDER, ** singular religious tenets, and hold their property in cominou. - MARCH 9.-John Allen, Thos Reeves, and Thos. Collyer, were in. keinda.-It is understood that 300,0001. is the price paid for the Seule dicted for the wilful murder of Wm Morris, on the 196 of Feb. at Aston
Clintou.-It appeared from the evidence, that the deceased and another