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similar manner, and therefore swim naturally. When a person falle joto |
* CURRENT PRICES OF GRAIN *** deep water, he generally rises to the surface, and continues there if he Red Wheat.i..
563. 58s. Small Beans .......... 488, 53s. does not elevate his liands; or should he move his hands under water in while ditto.... .: 603 73s. Tiek .............. 385. 44s. any manner he pleases, his head will rise so high as to allow him free Barley ......
34s. 42s. Feed Oats ...... 238, 255. liberty to breathe ; and if he nioves liis legs as in the act of walking (or Grey Peas ..
404. 42s. Poland ........ .. 24s. 29. rather as if walking up stairs) bis shoulders will rise above water, so tliat Maple
. 435. 44s. | Potatoe ....... .. 248. 293. he may use less exertion with his hands, or apply them to other purposes. | White....
.. 42s 45s. Scotcb ......... ....... 23s. 28s. These few plain directions are recommended to the attention of those Boilers ...... ... 46s. 50s. Flour ....... ......... 55s. 659. who have not learned to swim, as they may be ihe means in many in-Aggregate Average Prices of the Twelve Maritime Districts of Eng. stances of preserving life.
land and Wales, hy which Exportation and Bounty are to be regulated CÆSAREAN OPERATION.Friday week, this operation was performed in Great Britain. at Blackburn, on Betty Witlock, of that town, by Mr. Bailey, surgeon, Wheat ver Quarter, 68s, 3d.-Barley, 355. 11d.--Oats, 24s. 60.-Rye, in presence of Dr. Mariland, and Mr. Hardy, of Whalley, when two fine
40s. 100.-Beans, 40s. 20.--Pease, 42s. 3d. girls were extracted, who are still alive and likely to do well. The mother bore tbe operation with great fortitude, and her symptoms ap
SMITHFIELD, Aug. 1. peared very favourable until Saturday evening, when inflammation came
The Market opened rather better this morning, and the finest Beasts on and terminated ber existeoce in twenty-four hours. Pottery Gazette. | are quoled for sale nt 4s. 8d. to 5s per stone. The coarser Beasts are
ORIGIN OF THE TERMS ATTORNEY AND SOLICITOR.--In the time of our from 4s. 2d to 4s: 6d. The Mutton Trade is from 4s. 8d. to 58. and Saxon ancestors, says a work entitled Heraldic Anomalies, the freemen coarser Sheep and Eves, from 45. 4d to 4s. 60. Lamb, 6s. to 6s. 20. ;' in every shire met twice a year, under the prosidency of the shire reeve, Calves, 4s. 6d, to 4«. 10d. or sberiff, and this meeting was called the Sheriff's Torn. By degrees,
To sink the Offal-per Stone of 8lbs. the freeinen declined giving their personal attendance, and a freeman Beer .......... 4*.4d. to 55. Od. I Veal.........'4s. 60 to 5s. 62. who did attend carried with him the proxies of such of his friends as Mutton ........45., 4d, to 5s. Od. | Pork...so.... 5s.6d., lo 0s. Od. could not appear. He who actually went to the Sheriff's Torn, was said,
Lamb 5s. Od. to 68. Od. according to the old Saxon, to go to the Torn, and licnice came the word
HEAD OF CATTLE THIS DAY. attorney, which signified one ihat went to the Torn for others, carrying
2,537 Pigs ............disini with bin a power to acl or vote for ibose who employed him.' I do not Sheep ................ 21,360 Calves.................... 314 conceive, continues the writer, that the attorney has any right to call himself a solicitor, but where he las business in a Court of Equity. If he.
PRICE OF HAY AND STRAW. chose to act more upon the principles of equity ihan of law, let him be a
Hay ......... 43 5 to £5 0 Straw........ £1 18 to £? 5 solicitor by all means, but not otherwise ; for law and equity are very
Clover £4 5 to £5 10 different things; neither of them very good, as overwhelmed with forms
The Arerage Price of Brown or Muscovado Sugar, computed froin the and technicalities : but upon the whole, equity is the besi, if it were but for the name of the thing.
Returns made in the Week ending July 27, 1825, is 38s. 2d. per
Hundred Weiglor, exclusive of the Duties of Customs paid or payable TRICKS UPON GAOLERS. We had made our arrangemeots to dig a basin. The Emperor was drexsed in a large pair of trousers and a jacket,
· thereon on the iniportation thereof into Great Britain.. in with an enormous hat made of straw of Bengal upon his tead, and a kind of sandal to his feet. I followed him as he proceeded to a party of
Just published, in 8vo. price 14s. Chinese, whom he bad sent for to assist ils in the completion of our
LA MANUAL of PHARMACY. By WILLIAM TUOMAS BRANDE, Jabours. We saw them examining us, laugbiny, and becoming less noisy A as we advanced nearer to them. -" What is the matter with thein? I caries of the City of Loudon.
" Esq. Professor of Chemistry and Matera Medica to the Society of Apothe. Whal amuses them? It is perhaps iny dress," Probably, Sir, they
Printed for T. and G. Underwood, 32 Fleet street. are surprised to see you dressed as a workman, like themselves.” We bad joined them, and they set to work, and continued working for some | SCURVY, SCROFULA, KING'S EVIL, &c.--FREEMAN'S
IN ANTISCORBUTIC DROPS. These drcadful disorders in their mnet time, until at last mirth prevailed, and became so general that it reached
inveterate stages, whether occasioned by acrimonious matter retained in the the Emperor himself. What is it? what do they say ?"--Not one of us
habit, or introduced by certain indiscretions, intemperance, or injudicious use understood the Chinese, so that we were unable to answer him.-" It of Mercury, come particularly under the influence of this medicine, the must be my costume that causes their mirth, and it is indeed odd enough, reputation of which was firmly established in the successful and extensive But with all their laughing they must not be burnt up by the heat: every
practice of the late Dr. Freeman, for a period of more than forty years. For
all diseases originating in obstructed perspiration or impurity of the Blood, one of ibers shall also have a straw hat, as a present from me."-The
these Drops will be found a severeign remedy, at the same time the safest Emperor left us, and bent his steps towards a clump' of trees. We medicine that can be resorted to; they are also an excellent purifier of the thought le liad gone for ille purpose of seeking a little fresh air, when we blood, and are taken with great benefit in the Spring and Autumn.-Sold in saw him upon horseback, followed by his piqueur, He rode up and down
bottles, at 28. 9d.; 48. 60.; 1ls. ; aud 2s. by Butler, Chemist, 4 Cheapside, St.
Paul'e; Savory and Co. 136 New Bond street, London ; and by the principal for a few minutes, and then starting suddenly, he galloped to Deadwood. Medicine Venders throughout the United Kingdom. of whom may be had Having reached the suminit of the mountain, he stopped, pointed his MORRIS'S BRUNSWICK CORN PLAISTER, an excellent remedy for eradiglass, looked round him, and came back as quickly as he had gone. cating Corns, Bupions, &c. In boxes, at ls. 1 d. and 25. 9d. This sitple excursion immediately became an affair of State. Alorse
BEAR'S GREASE.-This article, when genuine and procured from man had been seen dressed like a Chinese: low had he made his appear. B
the aninial in its native climate, is easily known by those who have once ance !-whence did he come ?-what was his business: The Governor
used it. It penetrates sooner, retains its moisture longer, and on analysis is could not possibly inake it out. The Emperor, who was highly amused found materially varied from all other auimal or vegetable oils.-- JAMES by 'bis fears, took it into his head to increase thein. For that purpose, he
ATKINSON, Perfumer, bas the gratification to inform the Public, that the made Vigooli put on a dress similar to his own, gave liim his horse, bis
Bear's Grease, as imported by him, has given the most general satisfaction.
Its peculiar properties for regenerating the hair being now proved to a demonpiqueur, and bis glass, ordering him to ride fast and appear to be making stration, and he will only add that, independent of improving the growth, it is observations. The missionary went, was seen and noticed, and the very pleasant for dressing the hair, making it beautifully soft and glossy'; but tranquillity of the whole island was immediately disturbed. Signals as there are several imitations, it is necessary to observe that a bill is wrapped
round each pot, with the Importers signature, and the pot has the figure of a were made; Hudson, Gorrequer, Reade, all instantly turned out and
Bear burnt on the top (not printed) and no pot is sold for less than 23. 60. proceeded to Long wood. This was conspiracy-an alteinpt to carry oil Price in pots, 2s.6d. and 4s. ; in bottles, 3s. Od. and 73. 64. ; and perfumeil with somebody.....it was...... Vignoli in disguise ! The Governor con Otto of Rose, extra price.-Sold at 4+ Gerrard-street; and by appointment, by fused, willidrew. I met him as he was going away. He came op to me,
Messrs. Gattie and Peirce, 57° New Bond street; Sanger, 50, Grange. 126.
Carter, 132, Smith, 98, Firth, 45, Langley, 31 Oxford street; Mintram, 7 Bar. gave vent to his anger, and ended by declaring that the individual who
lington Arcade ; Dobson and Mason, 38 Haymarket; Woodman, Piccadilly : ibus laughed at his expense was only an Usurper. No doubt!" was Mattrass, Fleet street; Colley, 28 Bishopsgate street; Paterson, Gracerhurch my reply.-Last Days of Napoleon.
street ; Marquis, Coleman street; Gibbins, 55 Fleet market; Wakefield, Lambs'
Conduit street; and post Performers. City, I u'CLOCK,Coils fur dreamt opner ül 90; but have since THE GRAVEL and STONE, LUMBAGO, &c.- HICKMAN'S been dope at 904 iin the Foreign Market there is nothing of any 1 PILLS are allowed to be the most successful preparation for eficctually nonimir to notice. Brazilian 3. There is an advance in Continental Bonds. removing, and preventing the futnre recurrence of those disorders which arise
from an imperfect action of the Urinary Organs, as Gravel and Stope, Lumbago: - THE LONDON MARKETS.
Pains in the back and Loins, Suppression of Urine, &c. Composed of the nuost
innocent ingredients, this truly valuable medicine relieves the suffering patient " CORN EXCHANGE, MARK LANE, Aug. 1. from the excruciating tortures of those diseases without any violence or injury Our arrivals of Grain last week were moderate, and this morning the to the constitution, and requires no confinement or restraint of diet during its
use. It is one of the oldest public medicines extant; and its peculiar virtues fres! Vheat are tole
and efficacy have uniformly maintained the highest reputation.--Sold in boxes, has come up. Prime parcels of Wheat have been sold at ls, and 2s, de
at 28. 9d. and Ils. by Butler, Chemist. 4 Cheapside, St. Paul's; Savory and Co. duction from last week's prices, but other qualities cannot find sale, though 136 New Bond street, London ; and by the principal Medicine Venders
throughout the United Kingdom Of whom may be had BUTLER'S CAJEPUT
OPODELDOC, strongly recommended in Chronic Rheumatism, Spasmodic trade, but Beans continue to advance, being full 2s. dearer. Oats go off
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No. 914. MONDAY, AUG. 8, 1825.
VELLUTI TO HIS REVILERS.
• ADVERTISEMENT. | The following verses were occasioned by the ungenerous person
alities which two or three writers in t!le public journals allowed by themselves to vent against Signor Velluli, on his arrival in England.
The author, who is on the Continent, heard such interesting accounts at Florence of that unfortunate and accomplished person, of his , amiable manners, his disinterestedness, bis pensive turn of mind, and
bis possession nevertheless of that willingness to please and be pleased, which gives so generous a character to melancholy, and renders it so superior to the ordinary weakness of misfortune, ibat he felt his sympathy very forcibly exciiel. le cannot but agree with the writers in question, that it would be better to have no inore singers of this kind There is but one opinion on that point throughout England; but circumstances lave shown (at least if the reports that reach the author at this distance be true that the new crueliy of treatment with which
they are threatened, is not the best mode of preventing their re-api pearance. This good end might have been consulted to greater adi vantage by a behaviour at once firm and kind; by meeting ilie new a come: with an equal display of hostility to his public performance,
and justice to his character. The time for this mode of proceeding seems now to be past. To load him personally with abusc, was no ' less iipolitic than unfeeling. Gibbon said, in 2 note to his history, that there never was it betier time for the abolition of the office of
Poet Laurent, than when the horier of ii was a man of genius: alluding ī to Thomas Warton. Upon the same principle it might be said, that
there never was a better iime to put an end to the re-appearance of Farinellis and Senesinos, than when the singer deserves all the tender
ness that can be shown to his condition, and is sensible to the mortifiļ calions of it. But then the delicacy with which the good is effected,
ought :o be in proportion. A proper remonstrance might have had all that weight, bolli with Signor Velluti and his patrons, which by a contrary behaviour is thrown into the scale of their endeavours in his behalf. Tive best way perhaps of proceeding now is to afford him every possible facility, and to resolve inat he shall be the last singer of his kid that shall hare it. For the next we shall be better prepared.
What is snid, in the poem, of Signor Velluti's having been twice on the brink of ruin in bis fortunes, is true. Nor is the mode in which
he is represented as speaking of his faithful servant, less so. This - person has been with bin many years. On the second occasion, he
was the salvation of his master's property. An English gentleman, in
a conversation with Signor Veiluti, ielling him that he understood he - had an excellent servant, wbo had been of great use to his affairs,
“ He onght not to be called a servant," said Velluti : “ he is my friend." When a man of this nature is at a disadvantage with the rest of the world, who that deserves the common title of human being does not yearn to make it up to hion?
The rerses are just wbat they pretend to be,an effusion of the feelings at a moment. They deprecate comparison, both on this and other accounts, with more leisurely works of art. The triplels and Alexandrines, introduced with an abundance not common now-a-days, (though bighly deserving attention at all vimes) appear to the Ruthor emphatically to belong to productions of this nature, in which impulse is every thing; and he was al no pains to baulk them, when they came in his way.
VELLUTI TO HIS NEVILERS."
Yoo wrong your ipanbood, critics, and degrade
O fate! what was then ? A rosy boy,
Town I felt a reverential fear
How, when admir'd on the resounding stage,
Alone! alone! no cheek of love for me,
Not on the stage, not amidst heaps of eyes-
Go forth, my thoughts. Breathe me a little ease, Ye blowing airs; and take me, noble trees, To your old arms, out of the crowd, and let My lonely soul taste of a pleasure yet. Alas! my heart goes with me. I am not What I would fain become, a point, a mote, A thought or intuition, a blind air . Gathering some faint sensation here and theres: Much less the calm superiority Of some angelic, intellectual eye, Looking on all, and loving all, but still Out of ihe pale of passion and weak will. I sit sometimes within the woods, and leign A spirit comes to soothe me in my pain; Nymph more than spirit, and of mortal birih ; Soingibing of shapely warnich, 'swixt heav'n and earth. I clasp her band at meeting, and embrace ; The day before us dances in her face ; And we sit down, and read, and play on lutes Past ibinking of, and feed on rosy fruits, And wander by untrodden paths, and lead . Oh, sich a life! No young Elysiau. mead Cver held sweeter; no poetic nest, 'Tok disappointment to a balmier breast. Yet wben our bliss is greatest, when the sense Of one another's hearts is most intense, . When each grows wild to rent its gratitude . .
For love so high, so graceful, and so good,
Oh curst be (not my parents, for they knew
Peace with ihe critics. What must be, must be:
ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE. We know not whether we ought to make a brief article, simply to advert to the launch of a new operetta, under the title of Who's at Home? In truth, it is a very cock-boat; but we cannot affect the monstrous solemn tone of reproof of some of our contemporaries; for mirth-exciting it certainly is, although we will by no means take upon ourselves to assert, that the laughter may not occasionally be of that order which is produced by unexpected absurdity. Still we laugh; and laughter is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the human race divine. The story is briefly told : two lovers, Captain Stupely and the Widow Soluce, quarrel at Swansea, and the lady runs up to town, and the gentleman in pursuit of her. Their servants, who are also lovers, are respectively employed to hire apartments for them; and making up a silly story to the landlady, they actually engage the same apartments for both, with a view to bring them together; and the joke consists in each deeming the other a visitor. A silly old uncle is thrown in to produce a discovery; and the piece concludes with the absolute necessity of a marriage, to keep up the respectability of the lodging house. Wrench acted the swain with his usual whimsicality, and Miss Kelly, the maid-servant to the life. The widow was too meagre a part to afford much opportunity to Miss GRAY; and to poor BARTLEY was assigned the part of a prudish old