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POETRY.

ORIGINAL POEM BY THE UNFORTUNATE DR. DODD.

GRATITUDE.-AN ODE.
AWAKE, awake the grateful lyre,

With rapture touch each tuneful string ;
Spirit of love, iny voice inspire,
And aid me while the Saviour's praise I sing.

Blessed master, whence to me
All this rich benignity!
Call's from nothing, form’d from earth,
Thine my being, thine my birth;
What had I, alas ! to claim ?
Freely all thy bounty came!
If I wonder, why more free
Flow those bounties, Lord, to me,
Than to thousand' sons of dust,
Who prefer a claim as just !
All researches fruitless prove;

-Tis the Lord, and it is love.
Ab me ! behold yon brother toil

Up that sandy hill's high length,
With feeble steps and slow; the while
The thirsty sunbeams drink up all his strength!

And bis back a burden bears,
And his head is white with cares;
On his cheek sits want, all pale,
And his languid eye-balls fail ;
Labour, penury, and he
Hand-in-hand, a woeful three !
Tottering on her staff behind,
Weak in body, sad in mind,
Lo-up she drags her weary frame,
His long-approv'd industrigas dame;
Sigbing oft, as on she goes,

Revolving all ber long life's woes!
Tell me, oh tell, ye aged pair,

As my flaunting wheels whirl by,
Can ye behold me, seated here,
With other than a discontented eye?

I marvel not; and; gracious heav'n,
If aught, sure this, may be forgiv'n.
How they labour! while I ride,
Dear affection by my side.
Full health mantling in my eye,
Gladness, peace, vivacity!
Soothing friendship gives her balm ;
Soft content her happy calm ;
• Plenty wears me at ber breast,
Pleasure lalls my soul to rest.
Lv'ry hope and fear flows even

From their source, firm faith in heav'n!
Tbřice boly !-whence such love to me!

These, these are thine, as well as I :
My fellow-Christians, dear to thee-
For ah ; for them thou didst not scorn to die !

Let me then the thought improve
Into gratitude and love :
Come, and make my heart thy home,
Humanity, bright cherub, come ;
And my inmost soul impress
With sympathetic tenderness :
Time prolong but to bestow
Balm to ev'ry brother's woe :
Love I ask — may love be given ;

God is love,--and love is heav'n!
Aug. 1760.

W DODD.

But soon are heard, with deep emotion

The path is not a path of sweets,
The mandates of the Queen of Ocean;

That leads us onward to the tomb :
Obedient to her dreadful breath,

Full many a briar the traveller meets,
Lo! prostrate myriads bow in death :

Where only roses seem'd to bloom.
And bastion, fleet, and tower

Yet Hope will wbisper, mortal sorrow
The pride and strength of lawless power

Is but the darkness of a day;
Vanish like vapoars in an hour.

What joys, what grieves us now-to-morrow
Around her, smoky wreaths are forling,

Rolls with the tide of time away.
Darker and higher still are curling ;
While on that gloomy warp on high,
As thick the thwarting fusees fly,

TO THE LADY BIRD.
The fates seem weaving busily
A fire woofed canopy.

TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAX,
Tis dove! the British arm hath broke

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! pretty one, stay,
The Infidel's degrading yoke;

Come sit on my finger, so happy and gay,
Hath snap't, and hurld the felon chain

With me shall no mischief betide thee ;
In ocean, ne'er to rise again.

No arm would I do thee no foeman is here,
Securely, gay feluccas, sail !

I only would gaze on thy beauties so dear,
Hesperia seize each favouring gale !

Those beautiful winglets beside thee.
But, in bis mid-day dreams of fear,
The shuddering Corsair long shall hear

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! fly away home,
The passing balls terrific hum;

Your house is on fire, your children will roam,
The ploughing, bounding, bursting bomb:

List! list! to their cry and bewailing!
The rocky armament careering,

The pitiless spider is weaving their dooni,
A fiend each flamy rudder steering,

Then Lady-bird, Lady-bird fly away home,

Hark! bark! to thy children's bewailing!
Threat'ning aloud with tiger-tone;
One awful moment heard alone,

Fly back again, back again, Lady-bird dear;
Then lost in crash, and shriek, and groan. Thy neighbours will merrily welcome thee here,

W. G. H.

With them shall no peril attend thee;
They'll guard thee so safely from danger or care,

They'll gaze on thy beautiful winglets so fair, [ORIGINAL.]

They'll love thee, and ever befriend thee.
THE SORROWS OF ERIN.

TO A LADY,
May the wings of Peace return unto thy dwelling, and
the shield of conscience

preserve thee from vice and misery.' Who chose for the motto to her seal, · Forget me not.' Dr. Goldsmith's Citizen of the World.

Forget thee ?-never !
Erip! thou child of sorrow and of woe,

While all that's lovely—all that's kind,
What storms around thee beat, what tempests blow; Can live in the retentive mind,
Dark clouds hang o'er thee, pealing thunders roll,

There will recollection find
And gloomy terror frights the drooping soul.

Thy form with every thought entwin'd

For ever!
With desolating sway, wild uproar reigns,
Spreading destruction through thy fertile plains ;

Forget thee?-Never!
Iphuman discord wields the dreadful spear,

While summer's crimson-bosoro'd rose
And shouts of clamour strike the list’ning ear.

Reminds me, lady, but of those | Mark yon dread band with savage fury bent,

Which on thy blushing cheeks repose ;
On rapine, murder, earnestly intent;

Or while the winter's drifted suows
Eager they rise to shed their country's blood,

But make my memory's eye behold
And glory to behold the crimson food!

A bosom whiter--not so cold

For ever!
Behold emerging through the shade of night,

Forget thee ?—Nerer!
Wide conflagration's sad destructive light;
'Tis the mad havock of a lawless race,

Wbile thus the changeful seasons give
With hearts as callous as their deeds are base.

Remembrances of charms that live

For ever,
Devoted land of sorrow and of grief,

In an aching heart that knows
Thy aching bosom pants for sweet relief,

Nothing of passion but its woes,-
Afliction's tear bedims thy lovely eye,

Oh never!
Thy swelling breast heaves forth the bitter sigh!

The flower that rears its humble shrine
May fierce contention's angry, foaming tide,
Stop her wild. course and into peace subside ;

Upon rude winter's bed of snow,
No more let brother's arm 'gainst brother raise,

Will tell me of that open brow

Which ever
Nor faction's storm disturb thy future days.

I shall so doat to think upon ;
May the All-wise, his heavenly aid impart,

Spring will present that smile of thine ;
Wisdom to guide and regulate the heart;

In summer's suns that eye will shine;
May love celestial glow in every breast,

And autuinn's falling leaf will show
And calm each troubled passion into rest.

My faded hopes and pleasures gone
T. T. L.

For ever.
April 5th, 1822.

Believe me, lady, though we sever,
That this fond bosom will “ Forget thee never."

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LITERARY NOTICES.

[ORIGINAL.]

TO A LADY WHO SAID SHE WAS UNHAPPY.
A SPIRIT, Lady, pure as thine,

Must ne'er like sinful souls be sad :
Delight was meant for things divine,

And woe should only wound the bad.
Ah! who would dream that care had prest

Her seal upon so sweet a brow ?
Who would not weep to see distrest,

So bright so pure a saiut as thou?

THE STORMING OF ALGIERS.

A FRAGMENT.
Close to thy vaunted mole Algiers,
Silent the dauntless Charlotte steers.

Mr Milınan bas another Poem preparing for publication. The subject is a fine one--Belshazzar.

Mr. Washington Irving has a novel forthcoming ; report says that a thousand guineas is the price of the copyright.

The author of The Hermit in London,' bas in the press a work entitled “The Hermit Abroad.'

THE MUSAEID.

termined all service time that we would ask you as to apply to Miss + + s., No! they're meant to apply,

soon as it was over.' •Your thoughts might have to us, and we're very much obliged to you Mr. Tacit.' No. II.-THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1822.

been better employed young ladies ; what's the mat- · And who bas ventured to apply them so? No oneter with Mrs.

this morning; she seems in we applied them ourselves. The least reflection Erant runores et timores varii. WHISTLECRAFT.

no very amiable mood after her prayers, that bow of might have taught you better, Miss Vervin ; were we What silly fears are these which fill the towa,

hers was any thing but charitable. •Do you suppose fifty times the author of the Musaeid, we should never What idle rumoors that float ap and down!

any one so tame as not to resent your impertinence ? have dared such an affront: bat the same has been

said Miss Durnove. Of have we been guilty.' given to Miss tts--or perhaps, they have taken it The world talks a great deal of nonsense.

We

Guilty!''said Miss Durnove, nay, do not pretend to to themselves, and a dozen others may have done so were never more convinced of this, in our lives, than be so ignorant ; you know very well what you have likewise. Sincerely, if we were concerned with the during the last fortnight. We have scarcely gone

done!' We protested that we did not know how we Musaeid we would not confess it to any one ; authors

could have offended Mrs. * * into any company, or conversed with any of our

• Do you mean like to be concealed; but let'us persuade Miss Vervio acquaintance--female we mean-but, that abomi- to say that you have not written the Musaeid ?' It to view the sketches in a more liberal light-let her nable Iris,' that shocking Musaeid,'' that scandaloas would be of no purpose to answer that question, for not divide them individually, but examine them as Paper,' have been reiterated in every tone, from the even if we had, we should not acknowledge it. Then wholes; do they not contain, as far as they pretend, just toothless mumble of sixty-eight to the lisp and snafle you're ashamed of it:' No! we saw nothing in it to pictures of manners ; is not the first such a scene as of garralous seventeen.

be ashamed of, nor any thing particular to boast. may frequently be, met with in the Square, and the Yesterday afternoon we called on our friend Sam.: Will you tell us candidly whether you be the author ? second what most probably occurs every morning in Sugbury. It was about half-past five o'clock. We We will not tell you candidly any thing of the sort;' the ennuyeuses congregations of faslniop. Miss. Vervin bad just smacked our lips over the first glass of wine - Very well then we shall suppose that ydu are the and her sister are rational beings, and, before we quitted and were cracking over again the nut shells which author: and we think it quite shameful of you to in them, candidly allowed that they had been too hasty had been left on å dessert plate, when his mother, dulge in so much personal satire : the poor Miss + + in their censure, and that really they balf thought ready cloked and calashed for a tab-rout, toddled into are mortified beyond every thing; I dont know wbe- that they had nobody to blame but themselves for the the room. • Samuel,' said she, remind John to

ther you have not provoked them to rouge, by what daffodil painting of their complexions. come for me at half-past nine, and let him bring my you say of their complexions, and that hint that they

We certainly did not expect to hear the accusation clogs and umbrella in case it should rain.' We spoke make their own dresses is abominable :' Really we bad of personality repeated; our disclaimer, last week, to the old lady. How do you do Doctor Panacey?'

seed no such bint in the Musaeid, nor did we know was written in all singleness of conscience. If people said she, “really I did not see you ; have you seen

before, that the daffodil and stem complexions werc will find originals for our portraits we cannot belp it : Mrs. Diskin to day, I hope she's getting beiter; and intended to refer to Miss + t's. Upon our honors this but the personality is theirs and not ours if they do how's poor Miss Amblet? Jane Garden is nearly well

was quite a new light. "O!'and I dare say you'll so. We have no doubt that there are many foolish I understand. Pray,' said she, advancing to the fire- deny that Mrs. Fionikin and her daughters are meant people in the town who correspond well enough with place, and drawing

the silken mitten over ber shrivelled for Mrs. and Miss or that. Frank Prattleloud is the foolish characters in our papers, but whose fault arm, which, from the babitude of five and forty years, designed for young ** or that the two old maids are is that? We have no doubt either that there are was naturally infleoted to the dealing curve. · Pray, Miss **'s or that the night cap lady is Miss 64.' many calumnious people who are ready enough to said she, and she pursed up her moath into as much Indeed we would not deny any such thing, it was the apply the resemblances to their friends, but whose austerity as would have done for pref. or play-alone-. first word we bad beard of it-we could not think fault is that? nor do we question that many conscious two by bononrs, or single, double, and the rubber, there were any allusions of the sort; we did not be people will take onr descriptions to themselves, but . Pray, Doctor Panacey, is it true what the town

lieve there wore ;--people fancied things. By this whose fault is that ?—Just hearken,' says Miss says of you?' We were quite sure from the rigidity time we were opposite the billiard room, and, seeing Matilda to her sister when she is reading a novel, Sir of Mrs. Sugbury's visage, that the town bad been Mr.Raveone on the steps, we pretended business, and Charles Grandison, Cecilia, or any other of the kind, saying nothing good, and therefore pronounced that stopped to speak to him.

• Just hearken Maria, is not this like Lucy Manners?' it was not true. Well, I did not believe it when I On Tuesday morning we were passing Satterfield's • Exactly it might be taken for her.' . Is vot that heard it, and said I was sure Doctor Panacey would in baste : we saw Miss Vervins' in the shop; and head like Charles Morenaud?' says the connoisseur bave pothing to do with such a thing-that he was moved to them, but, remembering, that their father to his companion when he is viewing a painting. too much of a gentleman.' We thanked the old lady was unwell, we returned to enquire how be was. Upon my honour, I never saw such a thing.' for her good opinion of us, and ventured to enquire Without replying to our question, both ladies simulta- There are rumours of threats against us; besides what it was that she had heard. Why don't you veously raised their hands, as if in astonishment, and the hint which we received from Mrs. Sugbury, we know,' said she, • I thought you denied it--that you're wondered we had the presumption to speak to them ! have bad several other intimations, and one young the writer of those abominable Papers in the Iris-Now we are very fond of Miss Vervins', we think they gallant has been bold enough to write to us. If you it's really shameful to see how people are quizzed.' are very agreeable, and amiable young women, and are a gentleman,' says be in a letter addressed to We professed that we knew nothing of the sort--we were therefore sorry to perceive that there was some- Wikt. Volatile, I call- upon you to reveal yourself, had indeed seen some sketches--a scene in Saint thing serious lingering in their minds, notwithstanding and I deinand from you that satisfaction which as a Anu's-square, and an account of a morning visit the good nature and affectation in their inanner of gentleman you cannot refuse.' . Really, it would but but we considered them mere jeux d'esprit, and expressing it. We really were unable to divine have been prudent in the writer to have considered dever thought that they had any personal application. what it could be. •Dont we look wretched said one first whether he were a gentleman himself. We beg

O dear yes, I assure you there's a great deal said of them !• Did you ever see such complexions,' said the ladies will not alarm themselves ; a thousand such about it, there's something abont Miss and the other. Like daffodils dissolved into their stems,' menaces cannot provoke us; and while we can mainher brother declares that if he can discover the author observed the first. This puzzled us more than ever; tain our temper no harm will ensue, though balf the he will horsewhip him.' A pretty mess thought we. we knew the quotations, but we could not tell what town should lose their's. • And Mrs.

and Miss

- they're both reference they had to Miss Vervins' indignation In conclusion, though we must still assert our in, and Mrs.

is taken off about her painting, against us. We remembered what Volatile bad told entire innocence of any such motives as are ascribed and her husband makes a pretty fuss about it, and us of his conversation with the Durnoves, but could to us, we cannot but confess that we have, in some declares he will prosecute the authors for a libel--not recollect any connexion of the Vervins and + + s, way, been the cause of a great deal of scandal. We This mess is five times as much as the other, thought or find out any other reason why this imaginary insult are very sorry for this, but we will not be blamed we. . So I'm very glad you've nothing to do with should be revenged by the former. Oh Mr. Tacit,' for it. In order to give angry passions time to it--and there's the whole party at Mr.

said Miss Vervin, 'you look very guilty- now come, subside, we shall not publish the next Musaeid for a quizzed in the most abominable way; and-dear o-me confess was it not ill done of you. We begged an fortnight. The same interval of time will elapse it's six o'clock, I must go---and I'm very glad you've explanation. Wbat, disiogenuous too! I thought between every subsequent publication; under which nothing to do with the matter, Doctor; don't forget all that confusion would at least have ended in an arrangement, every one will allow, we shall only be to remind John-Samuel; John,' said she, as he apology. We were not sensible for what we should half as personal and oliensive in future. opened the door for her to depart, you'll bring my apologize. Nay-nay-first to abuse your friends clogs and umbrella at balf-past nine o'clock, don't and then to shrink from the consequence is both forget; at Mrs. Primitive's, remember; don't be later ungenerous and unmanly; is it not Mr. Tacit?' We TO CORRESPONDENTS. John-bless me how it blows!'-began to feel very little, and really could not tell

Lucy has opr Compliments: her communication is unavoid. We had scarcely time to make our bow to Miss wiry. Upoo our bonour, Miss Vervin, all that you

ably postponed. Durooves, as we came out of church on Sunday morn- say is a mystery. You seem to be ofiended, and 10

Mrs. Matadore's wish that we would describe a Tea and ing, before we were attacked about the Tris. We think that you ought to be oflended with us: but why?' Turnent, cannot be complied with ; we have never visited were quite unprepared for such an encounter, and en- • Are not you Tacit of the Musaeid ?' •What has in that way. Perhaps the old lady will have the goodness deavoared to evade it, by an observation on the pro- Tacit o tiie Musaeid-or the Musaeid itself, to do

to invite us to her parties; or, if it be lawful to divulge

the sacred rites, will favoar us, hersell, with an account gress of the new steeple ; but all to no purpose. No with Miss Vervin's anger? We have heard that that of those eleusinian mysteries. shufiling if you please Mr. Volatile, we mean to know pubiication is supposed to be personal in its satire ; We must defer noticing our other correspondents. positively whether you be the authors of those papers we really do not think it is so --we cannot believe

Is it necessary to remind onr readers that we are the EDITORS in the Iris, every body suspects you, and we were de- that the sentences you quoted just now are intended of the MUSAEID at the Iris OFFICE?

's are

WEEKLY DIARY.

APRIL

The robber crew proceeded on,
Aud ere ten minutes more were gone
The deed of violence was done.
Now their returning footsteps sound,
Approaching torches gleam around,
Fast bound and gagged the ruffians bore
A child and lady to the shore;
Placed in the boat then down the bay,
They with their prizes sailed away.

REMARKABLE DAYS.

SUNDAY, 14-Low Sunday. It was a custom among the primitive Christians, on the first Sunday after Easter-day, to repeat some part of the solemnity of that grand festival; whence this Sunday took the name of Low Sunday, being celebrated as a feast, though in a lower degree.

Friday, 19-Saint Alphege. A native of England, Alphege was first Abbot of Bath, then Bishop of Winchester, in the year 984, and, twelve years afterwards, Archbishop of Canterbury. In the year 1012, the Danes being disappointed of some tribute money which they claimed as due to them, they entered Canterbury, and burnt both the city and church ; the greater part of the inhabitants being put to the sword. After seven months' miserable imprisonment, the good archbishop was stoned to death at Greenwich.

SEA STORIES; Or, the Voyage und Adventures of Cyril Shenstone, Esq.

No. VIII.

FELIX.
Wheu happened it?

CARLOS.
About the setting of the sun-
It was a gentle spirit,
A form light as the moonbeam, and its smile
It's heavenly smile that was unspeakable,
I think I shall not live long. I have heard :
These things are ominous,

The King of Spain. (Continued from our last.)

XXXI.
When thas far he the tale had told,
And more proceeding to unfold,
Vicentio said, “Thou'st sure forgot
To-night our errand and our plot.'
"No, but the time I thought 'twould cheat,
If I related of that feat.'

Right didst thou, but that tale so true,
My recollection brings to view,
And what I ask'd thee now I learn,
So save the rest till we return.'
'Captain your thoughts I well divine,
Till we come back the rest is mine ;
I'll give it then in words sublime,
Of an old bard we had that time,
Who often eased with tuneful rhyme,
The sad remembrance of some crime.'

XXXII.
He ceased, for rose behind a brake
To view the Castle of the Lake,
That on a jutting headland stood,
Circled by mountain lake and wood;
With ivy clothed, that twined around
Its turrets high, by time embrowned ;
A lawn receded from its base,
Then rose in wild luxuriant grace,
Of briar and thorn a tangled brake,
Fringing the lawn and lucid lake;
Beyond the lake of waters clear,
Distant the heath brown bills appear,
More distant still the mountains bleak,
That now were gilt with Cynthia's streak,
Those beams of her's so full so pale,
Slanted in beauty down the vale,
Tinged in their passage tree and stone,
And on the castle mildly shone,
Whose narrow windows high in air,
Like steel reflected dazzling glare.

XXXIII.
Vicentio silence now imposed,
And further conversation closed,
Their plans were laid before, I ween,
And when a bow shot from the scene,
The boatman pulled direct for land,
And quickly gained the wooded strand,
Where did not gleam one moonlight ray,
The midnight raffians to betray.
It was a grove of fir and oak,
From whence the screech-owl sent her croak,
A place of gloom, of dread and feat,
Darkness congenial hovered there.
The skiff was guided up a cove,
To the recesses of that grove;
The boatınan ceased to ply the oar,
And then the robbers stept on shore.

XXXIV.
In silence through the wood they pass,
Except that rustled fern and grass,
Or a misplaced returning bough,
Some owl disturbed or rook or crow,
That flew away (its slumber broke)
And sunk on some more distant oak.
Ere they arrived within the dell,
Twice heavy tolled the castle bell,
Those peals seemed loud enough to wake
The slumbering groves around the lake.
Then did the gentle zephyrs bear
The lengthened murmur to the ear,
That fainter grew-again it thrills,
Echoed by repercussive hills;
Responsive mountains all around
Reverberate the murmuring sound.

XXXV.
But ere the echoing sounds were o'er,
The robbers gained the passage door,
And for a single moment halt,
While sparks are struck to light the vault.
Then stooping low they winding pace
Along the subterranous place,
Feeble and faint their torches gleam,
Amid the damp and vapoary stream ;
Aud on the death-like drops that crawl
Down the irriguous mouldering wall.

As soon as this tale was concluded, the Captain started up, and repeating his exclamation that it was now getting late; advised us to retire to our hammocks. We took the hint, and after wishing each other sound repose, sought oblivion from all our toils and pleasures in the arms of sleep.

My slumbers were light and refreshing. I dreamed of home, and long-remembered scenes, and my voyage and my cares were alike forgotten. How soon, alas, were these airy visions of pleasure to be driven away by the stern hand of adversity-how quick alas does sorrow tread upon the heels of joy.

I dreamed that I walked with my aged parent in the small garden that fronted our little white washed cottage. It appeared to me to be a mild evening in spring ; we gazed upon the closing flowers, and I watched the snowwhite hair of my father lifted up from his un. bonnetted brow, by the light wind that sighed past us. Never shall I forget this dream. Words cannot express the sensations that I feel at the thoughts of it. It may appear incredible, but I afterwards learnt, that it was about this time that my good father died. It seems to me the last meeting that we ever had ; and I feel convinced that if souls can return, that of my father was hovering in the dreanis of his slumbering son.

There was too one circumstance, attendant upon this, which I must not forget to mention. In the early part of my life, I had been slightly tainted with the sceptical doctrines which a pernicious companion endeavoured to infuse into me, and being desirous to have some convincing proof of the immortality of the soul, I had extorted a promise, and given one in return, that if it were possible, whoerer of us died first, should appear to the other, and thus, by bringing incontestible proof, put an end to further doubts. This, for tions, was forgotten, and it was only afterwards that I called it to mind.

My father, as was his usual custom, (I dreamed) took my arm, and we walked slowly to and fro in the garden. I had planted a little rose tree, on the day on which I departed, though then the thoughts that I had left home never struck me. We came to it-my father pointed it out-it was withered and shrunk, and shewed no signs of vegetation. I felt a deep sorrow, and yet I knew not why. Suddenly my father stopped. “My dear son,” he exclaimed, “ look upon me.” He turned his venerable face towards me. The delicate light of the moon added even an unusual softness to his mild countenance; a tear stood in his eye.--"My dear son,' said he, “I have fulfilled my promise." Saying this, he squeezed my hand, and depart. ed, I knew not how. Heavens what a chill crept over me, our antient compact entered my mind. And he is dead, I exclaimed-ohcould I think of it-my dear, my virtuous, my

-pardon me, reader, my tears are blotting the paper.com

XXIX.
Long time we sat in close debate,
And some cried, “ Leave him to his fate,'
Bat Hawberk said · I never had
A braver or more faithful lad.
Pity it were though desperate
His case, to leave him to his fate,
Without one struggle bim to save,
And rescue from untimely grave;
An action all your hearts beneath
Careless to give him thus to death.
Trust me vone here would he serve so,
If aught of Langton Blount I know,
And that in justice does demand,
We save him from the hangman's hand.'

XXX.
Sare him, aye, save him without doubt,
The cavern echoed loud the shont,
And when that pledging shout was given,
Ne'er were we from our purpose driven;
The sbort remainder of the day,
Gave Hawberk time his schemes to lay,
Who thas the expedition planned,
· Small guard we'll leave and go by land ;
When we the scene of action gain,
Another guard must there remain,
While through the vaults our path we trace,
And gain the centre of the place,
Then easily will Oscar find
The place where Langton is confined;
But if this plan should not succeed,
I have another in our need.'

LOTTERIES.

HENRY IV.

TOLERATION.

THE ISLE OF MAN.

of

MISER.

NEW SECT IN AMERICA
The following advertisement of a new sect The first Lottery in England of which we have any

In a history of Henry IV. it is asserted that an is copied from a New York Paper of Feb. 15. account, was drawn at the west door of St. Paul's ingenious artist contrived to inscribe the names of all

• Politics is Religion, and Religion is Polities. Cathedral, in 1509, and consisted of forty thousand the good kings who had appeared in the world, within

Nature teaches Wisłon! Revelation, Love.' lots, at ten shillings each lot. The prizes were plate. the circumference of a farthing, and that he had still · Constitution for the Union Concentric | It began to be drawn Jan. 11, and continued day and sufficient room for all the good kings who might Society of light :' a Commonwealth of Imma- night till May 6.-In 1586 another lottery was drawn, appear to the end of the world. nuel ! in Paradise regained :

the prizes of which consis ed of rich and beautifal

armour : a house of timber and board was erected at · The goverinent is in a male and female the great west gate of St. Paul's for the purpose.-president, and twelve male and twelve female In 1612 was another lottery, the chief prize of which

One of the last sheets of the Iris, a German Dew8deliberators, always balloted for monthly; each was 4000 crowns in plate. It was drawn at the wesi

paper, contains a papal brief, which, admonishing

M. Fesselles, a professor at Prague, expresses the sex voting in their own. These twenty four end of St. Paul's.

indignation and grief of his Holiness, that the bishops, elders are also a grand jury; and male cul

and clergy of partieular dioceses permit (especially prits are tried by the male judge and jurors.

PAWNBROKING.

clergy) to read unpunished the works of authors not The females try their own sex. No other

The institution of Monts de Piéte, or Pawobroking, mantic poetry of Schiller, Herder, Goëthe, Wieland,

Catholic; such for example as the amorous and roofficers can exist. and no proxy work. The is not so modern as has been supposed. Mich. de concurrence of the two parents, and of the Northburg, Bishop of London, by will in 1361, (35

and others !! upper and lower house, must always be had.

Ed. III.) left 1000 marks to be lent upon pledges. The law is-love each other, and be to others what they should be to you, as explained

CORRESPONDENCE. by Jesus, the priest of revelation, and not Moses, the priest of nature.

In the Isle of Man it was formerly the law, that to A free church, and all religious opinions in take away an ox or a horse, was not a felony, bat a

TO THE EDITOR, the world will be tolerated.

trespass, because of the difficulty in that little territo• The trumpets and music shall rejoice at pig or a fowl, which is easily done, was a capital Meeting of the Lancasterian School, I feel desirons ry concealing or carrying them off; but to steal a

SIR,- Just returned from the adjoumed Annual the birth of a live child.

crime, for which the offender was punished with death. of communicating to those readers of your elegant * Animals for food shall die by a guillotine. • Those members who eat Hesh, work six

and useful paper who had not the happiness of being

THE DRUNKARD'S CLOAK. hours a-day,--those who eat none, three hours:

present, some of the information, the agreeable feels provided they refrain from imported tea, coffee, It appears from Gardiner's England's Grievance in ings, and cheering reflections. I experienced on that all manner of spirituous and fermented liquors, relation to the Coal Trade,' that in the time of the interesting, occasion. The decent apparel of the and tobacco. If they use any of these luxuries, commonwealth, the magistrates of Newcastle-upon-children, their pleasing physiognomy, their correctthen, for each, it is fifty minutes a-day added Tyre, punished drunkards by making them pat a tub ness in the exercises of reading and spelling, the skill to the six or three hours.

But spirituous to pass througs, called the Drunkard's Cloak, and without the help of slate or paper, to arithmetical liquors, two hours. thus walk through the streets of the town.

questions with which they were not previously ac• This being a theocracy, the dress shall re

quainted, and some of them rather intricate ; together semble the cheapest and easiest made among

with the dexterity they displayed in various evolations the first Jews. The houses shall be only one

resembling military parade, spoke powerfully in comstory high. No money, gold or silver, shall

Dr. Laurentius lived some years ago in Leipzig. mendation of the master, and did not pass unnoticed be kept within the cominonwealth. Self-love he lived like the poorest person, keeping neither man though not namerous assembly.. The report informed

He was a jurist, noted for his opulence. At home, by the courteous president, and the very respectable and self-will shall yield to social love and the

nor inaid, partly froin thinking he could not maintain us that upwards of 8000 children, including the preaggregate will. All property is in common.

them, partly from fear of being robbed. He lived in sent number of more than 900, had received instrucMine and thine abolished. One half of each

a building attached to a large house of his own, in tion in the institution, the beneficial effects of which individual's prior wealth is sunk in the land, which he had a suite of four rooms, through all which were evinced by the fact that, out of so many, only and perhaps one fourth for books, museum, le had to pass on going out. He, kept these rooms one had ever been brought to the bar of justice; and arts, and sciences. The youth of both sexes fast locked, that thieves might be obliged to burst that the plan of education is so economical that they are at school till twelve years old, all the day; open four doors, before they could reach bis mammon. cost the society not more than seven shillings indiviand till eighteen, half.' They should know He seldom sent for meat enough for one meal, and dually per annum : but that, in consequence of the more than any others on earth of their age, le took peither beer 'nor wine nor coffee.

In short, derably in arrears, bad not the deficiency been supplied

on this, when he did, he lived at least three days. defalcation of subscribers, it must have been consifor the credit of the cause. are in the ratio of the offence to the danger of bis life at home was a constant fast. Though when by extraordinary donations.

invited by his legacy-hunters, he stuffed like a The business was conducted in the most polite and the community. thresher, and toped like a canon.

gentlemanly manner by the excellent president, and 'No member can be ejected while he abides

Under the most biting hunger (of which he actu- many valuable observations fell from the various by this constitution, a part of which shall never ally complained to me) he had not the heart to rob speakers. At the conclusion the ladies were requested be altered, but lasts with the land, both un- bis coffers of a single penny. He came to me, oftener to exert themselves in aid of the funds of the instichangeable, unsaleable, while grass grows and than once, as I was eating my breakfast, and begged tution. They will doubtlessly comply, and it may be water runs, an everlasting inheritance.

for a bit of roll. He felt a little qualm : otherwise presumed will meet with success from every enlight* Given at the city of Peace, (though in too he never, vever eat. A single monthsul was enough. ened mind and truly patriotic heart. What, Sir,

More would be his death. He would cheerfully send can be greater and more noble in the deed, or more much reality, New York), this being a gene- for a whole roll

, but, he vowed to heaven, he had beneficent in the effects, than to furnish the means of ral invitation to your tents, O Israel,

not a halfpenny at home--and it would be a sin too, education to the children of the poor? To do this is. * EDWARD POSTLETHWAYT Page.'

as all above a mouthful must be left to spoil.' Butto elevate by far the larger portion of mankind from

when I forced upon him half a roll, be eat it with vice to virtue, from misery and disorder to comfort VARIETIES. the utmost glee.

and peace. The truth of the former part of this I have iwenty times witnessed, when servants assertion was proved most impressively by a fact brought him presents, how he would steal to the related by one of the speakers, that a late ordinary

grated hatch, to spy if they were thieves; with what of Newgate had stated in a printed account, that It has been found, by experiment, that the coal-tar fawning devotion he would draw his bolts, take the nineteen out of twenty of the malefactors executed liquor, which is sometimes considered as waste by cake and wine into custody, and begin : · Ab' my there were unable to read. The correctness of the those who make, gas, if mixed with dry saw-dust. dear fellow, return a thousand thanks to your master latter part will be perceived in a moment, by any one exhausted logwood, or fastie, to the consistence of and mistress for the refreshment they vouchsafe a who reflects on the mighty difference between the paste, and allowed to remain till the water bas drained poor wretch-ah! how glad should I be to give you state of unenlightened Africa and that of enlightened off, two cwt. of the mass being put into the retort something to drink-but, look you, may I never Britain, or on the difference between the ancient and instead of coal, will produce more gas, and be less share the joys of heaven, may I be cast into ever- present condition of onr native country. And what offensive, than the same quantity of canal coal. This lasting perdition, if I have a farthing of money here system can be better suited tn accomplish these invaprocess will probally be found very convenient in within—but, be sure, tell them in my name, I will luable ends than that adopted in this institution ? In some circumstances for the consaription of the tar remember them in my will--trust me, I will not for- it every movement is performed with the utmost ease produced by the distillation of coal in gas-works.

and promptitude. Simplicity, despatcb, and conve.

GAS FROM COAL TAR.

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nience prevail throughout. The work of education ced the genius which excited them. Those theorists,

THE DRAMA. is no longer a tedium to the master, or a hated task who allow nature but a small share in the formation and toilsome drudgery to the scholars. He speaks of the human mind,—who ascribe all the proficiency MANCHESTER DRAMATIC REGISTER. and it is performed. They take delight in their that is made in any pursuit, to the influence of educaemployment, they instruct one another, each pushes tion, will, I think, find Master Minasi to be an anoma- Monday, April 8th.—Brutus : with the Coronation. on the rest. It may justly be compared, for orderly in their doctrines.

Tuesday, 9th.--Iron Chest : with the Coronation. and regularity, to a machine, of which the superin- AN ADMIRER OF THE FINE ARTS. Wednesday, 10th.-Wallace : with the Coronation. tendent has only to touch the spring, and all the parts are duly put into motion. But though it operates P.S. - I beg to propose the following query' for Thursday, 11th.-West Indian : with the Coronation. thus mechanically, the children are not merely taught the consideration of some of your ingenious corres- Friday, 12th.—Castle Spectre : with the Coronation. by rote. They acquire the principles of real know-pondents :-Is the musical genius of Master Minasi ledge; knowledge which, as their answers to the ques- the gift of nature, or bas it been grafted by circum

THEATRE-ROYAL, MANCHESTER. tions put to them this morning satisfactorily shewed, stances, or, in other words, by education?

UNDER the Patronage of Col. Dunne, and the Officers of they are able to apply and improve. What an ani

His Majesty's 7th Dragoon Guards.-For the BENEFIT

of MR. BASS, on Friday Next, the 19th April, 1822, will be mating prospect does tbe improvement, which a sys

performed by particular desire, a favourite New and interes tem like this may be expected to produce in society,

TO THE EDITOR.

ting Play, as acted at the Theatre-Royal, Covent Garden, present to the benevolent mind!

called DAMON and PYTHIAS. By especial permission of Rectiqae cultas pectora roborant.

Colonel Dunne, and for that nigtit only, the numerous and

SIR,If through the medium of your very valuable excellent Band of the Dragoon Guards, with their Trumpets April 3rd, 1822.

OBSERVATOR.

miscellany, any of your readers could inform me of and Kettle Drams, will attend the Theatre, and perform the date of the tirst translation of Euripides, it would be presented an entire new and laughable Interlude, now

several popular pieces of Martial Music -After which will be a material service rendered to myself and others acting at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, called Mr. TIBBS; TO THE EDITOR. engaged in a literary pursuit.

or, How to get a Dinner. The whole to conelude with the If also, the name of the translation could be added, music, called THERESE; or, the Orphan of Geneva.

new grand and popular Melo Drame, with appropriate SIR, -As your Correspondent, o, in your last num- the information would be still more valuable.

Tickets to be had of Mr. BASS, 11, David-Street, Garratt. : ber, probably never read Dr. Darwin's Zoonomia,

PHILOMATHES.
allow me to refer him to that work for an interesting

TO OUR READERS.
account of that, and analogoas, phenomena. The expe-
riment with coloured circles cannot fail to please him

In consequence of the unprecedented and in

METEOROLOGICAL REPORT much. If several concentric circles of different colours are placed in a strong light and the eye suffered of the Atmospherical Pressure and Temperature, creasing demand for the IRIS, the first number to rest on a point in the centre for a minute, or two, Rain, Wind, &c. deduced froin diurnal observa- is already OUT OF PRINT. The Proprieand then gently closed, we behold a rapid succession tions made at Manchester, in the month of March, tors, therefore, respectfully announce to the of the prismatic colours, the beanty of which, I be- 1822, by Thomas HANSON, Surgeon.

Public, that it is their intention to REPRINT lieve, has no equal in nature. When one side of the body is much tired we find considerable relief by

BAROMETRICAL PRESSURE. Inches.it, as soon as possible. simply changing our position, bùt much greater relief The Monthly Mean....

29.79

The inconvenience of reprinting the subseby throwing the opposite side into strong exertion. Highest, which took place on the 31st...... 30.30 quent numbers has been guarded against, by Also when the eye is fatigued by dwelling too long Lowest, which took place on the 8th....... 29.08 striking off an extra quantity of each impression. on one colour, we find more relief by letting the eye Difference of the extremes.

1.22 rest on another colour, than by gazing on vacancy. Greatest variation in 24 hours, which was on

In order that the Iris may form a neat annual
If we close the eyes the retina seeks relief by throw-

the 30th...
ing itself into a state which gives to the mind the Spaces, taken from the daily means..

1.33 Volume, the proprietors intend to publish at

5.15 sensations of opposing colours. Also if the eye is

the conclusion of each year, a Title page and a

Number of changes.. 14 suffered to dwell too long on an object of a certain

Copious Index. Those Subscribers who have colour, the retina will at last become insensible to

TEMPERATURE. that particular colour, and the object will disappear. Monthly Mean......

Degrees. not their numbers complete, are therefore, re

46.9 On the other hand, rest increases the sensibility of Mean of the 1st. decade, commencing on the

commended not to delay making up their sets. the retina, as the following experiment will shew.

21st. and ending on the 30th..,

48.8 Look steadily on a large black letter, in the middle Highest, which took place on the 27th. 60 of a white sheet of paper for a few minutes, and then Lowest, which stook place on the 1st..

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

30 look on another part of the paper, and you will per- Difference of the extreme..

30 We have received the communication from The Chat ceive a bright white image of the letter, that part of Greatest variation in 24 hours, which occurred

Chat Club,'—We must, however, decline inserting the retina covered so long by the black letter having

on the 10th and 30th..

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it, unless the author will favour us with an interbecome more sensible to light than the surrounding

view. parts. I long to enter more fully into the subject,

RAIN, &c.

Owing to our engagement to the public, we must debut recollecting your injunction—"Be concise,"

4.306 Inches.

cline the very well written and spirited castigation, I hasten to conclude,

Number of wet days. ....... 17

which - Whipcord,' has sent us, in reply to the last TO A FRIEND.

" foggy days.......

letter of An Observer,' – Our columns will always April 3rd, 1822.10

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be open to Whipcord,' on any other subject; and

his present letter should not have been rejected had TO THE EDITOR.

it been received before we gave the pledge which

must exclude any communication, on the subject. North... 1 West..

9 SIR-I witnessed, on Monday evening, the per- North-east.....

Whipcord's,' letter has been returned agreeably to 1 North-west..

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bis wishes. formances of Messrs. Roquemir and Minasi, and I East...

0 | Variable. was, in a high degree, gratified by the entertainment. South-east .. 0 Calm..

0

The interesting question of J.H. is under consideration. Nothing can be conceived more graceful and elegant South ..

4 Brisk..

3 The communication alluded to, by Gordius, has not than Mr. Roquemir's action, or more skilful than his South-west... 13 | Boisterous.

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been received.
thrusts and guards: and these qualities, united with
a person extremely well formed for the art, render

Remarks.—March 1st, wbite hoar frost in the Communications have been received from Mr. W.M.

Laurie,-Septimus, –Pauper,—Zeno,--Viator,him the ornament and head of his profession. He morning :-6th, much rain, and gusts of wind from

S.T.-Z.-Sphinx,-0. R.- and G. P.
the west, during the whole of last night; thunder
will soon I have no doubt, cause the accomplished heard at intervals in the course of the day :—7th,

Letter-Box in the Door.
art of feneing to become fashionable in Manchester.
Master Minasi, by his performance on the flute, and rain showers :- 19th, a very boisterous day,

strong north-west winds, attended with hail, snow,
proved that the very strong praises which have been
bestowed upon him were well merited. This young

with bail and rain showers :- 11th, fine day, but MANCHESTER: Printed, Pablished, and Soid, by
gentleman is certainly destined,
if he live, to make windy, with hail showers :- 12th, a delightful fine,

HENRY SMITH AND BROTHERS, St. Ann's a figure in the world. There is more fascination in sunny, clear, and calm day :—30th, extraordinary

Square. his music than could easily be imagined by those who great changes of pressure; last night the barometer

AGENTS, have not yet heard him. Art and nature have com-stood at 29.95, to day about noon at 29.36, at bedbined to produce in him a real prodigy. The anxious time up to 30.10; the range is the greatest in 24 | Ashton, Mr. Cunningham. JOldham, Mr. Lambert. hours for the month.

Bolton, Messrs. Gardner & Co. Rochdale, Miss Lancashire. eyes which watched his performance, and the raptu

Bury, Mr. Hellawell. Stockport, Mr. Claye. rous applanşe that followed it, at every pause, evin- Bridge-street, April 12th, 1822.

Macclesfield, Mr. Swinnerton.

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