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Beasts ........

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. | 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 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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• 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, the lora heart, the sexless voice,
To those who can insult a fale without a choice.

Yoo wrong your ipanbood, critics, and degrade
Your just disdain of an indepan Irade,
When, in your zeal for wliat a man should be,
Yon wreak your shuddering epitheis on me.
Scort, as you will, the trade; you cannot err;
But why will curses load ihe sufferer?
Was I the callse of what I mourn? Did I
Lurvake myself, and has deforinity ?
Did l, a smiling and a trusting child,
See the curst blow, lo which I was beguil'd ?
Call for the knile? and not resist in vaill, ).
With shrieks convulsive and a fiery pain,
That second baptium, bloody and profane :)

O fate! what was then ? A rosy boy,
Trusting in all things, radiant at a toy.
What ain I now? A shadow with lorn eyes ;
A loy myself, to hear and 10 despise.

Town I felt a reverential fear
of English thouglits, wben I was venturing here.
In Italy, my friends know well, it took
Strong hold upon me, nor in France forsook :
But most I felt it, when I cross'd the sea,
That awful sphere of English mastery.
The skies were misty; and there hung in air
Beliemoth shapes, and phantoms with huge hair ;
Autediluvian things, as though they stood
Once more alive, and guarded the old tood.
Wonder not at these thoughts in me: I've read
Old bards; and mine has been a suffering head,
As I look'd round upon the awful slows,
While the rains bicker'd, and mad winds arose,
And the sea dealt us iis disdainful blowy,

I felt my soul look grave, and said ~ Are these
The gods and playmates of the British seas ?
And have I, venturing with my little store,
A song to please the lords of such a shore ?
I know not :--but I wbisperid-Manly thought
Siands by me still, and serves ine as it ouglit.
I can behold these waves, with awe, 'lis true,
But yet with something of th' exulting too.
Not mean have I been held, not void of soul;
No lollow friend, nor xervile o'er the bowl.
Free songs have I bestow'd, best quilled the 1;
Free pleasures have exchang'd with nobler men ;
And in my song, when manlý verses come,
The thonglit, no stranger, tiods my heart at liomc.
I scoru not praise, I own; what can I scorn,
That makes this heart a little less forlorn ?
I dare the public eye: my very shaine
Would fly for refuge in the arms of fame.
But witness, all my friends, how cheap I hold
What inakes the powerless powerful, even gold.
I waste it llot; but ' is not in my thought :
Twice has my purse to its last weight been brought ;
And were it nol for a brave servant (nay,
Call him my friend) were penuyless this day.
Nor pow'r I seek, but prouder sympathy :
A song and a sweel smile are all to me.
III carries hither not for fame alone,
Let honest tallires judge me by their owni.
Liberal and rich may still be found in one :
In English ground the glorious mixtures run.
England, iny patrons told me, is a place
Where honest meg soon know each other's face ;
Where to be just, is a!l; and a wrong blow
Minst lig!ıl or none, and least on the laid low
Tvere, said any friends with exultation, there
The men are manly, as t.e fair are lair :
There you will find true knowledge : there a mind
Made to partake all good with all mankind.
If Engla:id warn you from the public view,
'Twill be to share your lot, not injure you.
Go then, Veliuti, no ungenerous name,
And get what happiness you can, with fame.
I came : I stood not in the public eye :
I needed urging, e'en for company :
I said, I will noi, in a land so kind,
Risk a wrong wonder in the public mind;
I will not hurt one humbler innocence ;
l'll stay where I am known, and bar offence,


How, when admir'd on the resounding stage,
My pulses higb, my song in all its rage,
When the proud notes, demanding a rich death,
Ran down my voice, and lavish'd glorious breath,
How often when they thought, ears, arms, and sight,
Drew to my heart one deluge of delight,
Was the most lofty triumph of the air
But its own mockery and a high despair!
No soul, thought I, in all this ample round,
Weighs me for more than what I'am, a sound:
No soul regards me, loves me, is my own,
Will look me in the face, when these are gone;
And say, and fold me to her dancing breast,
“ Dearest, 'ris late, and all our birds al rest."
And yet (would I continue) bere, e'en here,
Some one inay sit, that might have held me dear;
Here may she sit, fair, gentle, wise, apart,
A pleasurable eye, a pilgriin's heart,
One ibat perhaps may know no fitting lot
Of wedded sweetness, because I must not :-
Oh! how I turn'd, as if to wipe that tear,
And sung, and sacrificed my soul to her!

Alone! alone! no cheek of love for me,
No wish to be wherever I may be
(For that is love) :--no helpmate; no defence .
From this one, mortal, undivided sense
Of my own self, wand'ring in aching space;
No yonth, no inaphood, no reviving race;
No little braving playmate, who belies
The ruffling gibe in his proud father's eyes;
No gentler voice-a smaller one-her own
No-nothing. 'Tis a dream that I have known
Come often at mid-day.- I waked, and was alone.)

Not on the stage, not amidst heaps of eyes-
Half kind-half scornful, my true comfort lies;
But where 'tis humblest of humilities.
Lo! in the church the pomps of this world meet
To lay their service at the sufferer's feet:
Prostrate they bend: all love the meek distress :
The draperied pomps adore that nakedness :
Thither the odour breathes, the tear aspires,
And seraph tapers waste with yearning fires.
Then stirs the organ, and with gosty roar
Sweeps like a storm from some etherial sliore ;
And through the sphery volume and stern noise
Takes its meek way the imploring human voice.
Is it a voice most meek, most full of wants,
One, that the ear with strange compassion haunts ?
'Tis mine. Mine also is that voice of tears,
When the dark casket of the grave appears,
A diamond in it. See-she came-she's gone .
The only bride for me ; and I am still alone.
O death too hard! Yet O still harder death,
Borne by the virgin with no dying breall,
When in their veils the living ghosts come round,
And gather one soul more, and void her place is found.
Once at that sacrifice I sat apart,
And seem'd in weltering tears to weep away my heart.

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,
And in the depths of our commingling eyes
We see, upcoming, the dark ecstasies,
Sudden the landscape fades; my wits forlorn
Deal her, instead of love, some dreadful scorn;
And her poor lover, torn with self-rebuke,
Dies of the pardoning sweetness of her look.

Oh curst be (not my parents, for they knew
Surely no belter, yet they lov'd me too!)
But curst be their effeminale souls, who first
Found out the way to make their betters curst.
What tasks they put them to, what impious cares,
How Tantalus's fate was heav'ın to theirs,
Better be told by any pen but mine :
My headlong soul would burst along the line.
Once and away the slave has sprung, and rid
His scorners' necks, as dire Euiropius did;
Once and away has won a glorious name,
Like Narses, by outstripping manly fame,
And saving Rome her very self from shame :)
But mostly, blighied in the stirring bud,
The wheel undone that whirls the strenuous blood,
Shorn of his strength for sweetness or for strife,
The quavering eunuch is a child for life:
In all a child, as in his beardless chin;
In all but the warm heart, that grows within.
Darkling it grows, and wonders, and in vain
Calls for the cup that should have eased its pain,
And so with tears and infant gentlevess,
Gathers meek patience for its great distress.
Nature will find some confort, first or last;
The wither'd warbler weeps not for the past;
But young in age, as he in youth was old,
Dies like a singing child, and quits his gentle hold..

Peace with ihe critics. What must be, must be:
One common gift is mine, morlality;
And 'twixt my grave and this, pardon, ye sounds
of peace and love, and in your wonted rounds
Take me again, and be to me whate'er
Love would have been, and peace, and honourable care.
I lean my cheek against ye, ihough ye be
But air; for 'tis supporting air to me,
My world, my wings, my rest, my shore at even,
From which Launch my thoughts, and dream, and glide to heaven
Oh! though denied my birthright, and shut up
In my own heart and with this ihirsting cup;
Though bound for life, and the sweet drink denied,
Which glad and loud makes every heart beside ;
Yet as the bird who, in his prison born,
Never knew tree, or drank the dewy morn,
Still feels a native sweetness at his tongue,
And tow'rds bis woodland shakes a glittering song;
So the sweet share of nature left in me
Yearns for the rest, but yearns with harmony;
And through the bars and sorrows of his fale
Hails his free nest, and his intended mate,
Love's poorest voice shall loving still be found,
Though far it strays and weeps,-a solitary sound.


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

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