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I les, was the son of an eminent London citizen, who had | partake of his meal. The little Negro soon reached his
instilled into his mind an early love of gain. On the voy- host, but Lazare not being able to climb, they threw down LIVERPOOL THEATRE.
age, they landed on the main coast of America ; and the several pieces of fish, some raw and others dressed, which
party having wandered up the country, were attacked he devoured most voraciously.--[With the kind aid of TO THE EDITOR.
by the natives, who slew most of them. Mr. Thomas these generous savages, Lazare contrived to get to Port
Inkle escaped, and throwing himself tired and breathless Spain, and the author thus finishes the story:1-The SIR--Too much praise cannot be given to Mr. Mac
on a little hillock, was discovered in that condition by an reader will be impatient to know how he recompensed ready's performance of Virginius. I do not recollect to Indian maid, who became enamoured of him, hid him the slave who had saved his life : he will naturally fola have ever witnessed an actor who entered more deeply in a neighbouring cave, carefully supplied all his wants, low him in his mind's eye, conducting the faithful Neinto the most exquisite feelings of his character. He exbibited the finest parental trails--some strokes of such
He I watched over his person day and night, and finally, at gro before a magistrate, to establish his freedom. Vain extraszlinary excellence as would require the utmost his solicitation, abandoned her country and friends, and illusion! The infanious Lazare being in want of money, intellectual Hashes of the greatest talent to equal to went with him to Barbodoes. Mr. Thomas Inkle had a short time after sold this very Negro !-Description surpass, almost impossible. Though that heroic forti. scarcely get safe on shore, when he bethought him of of Venezuela, by M. Lavaysse : 1820. tude of soul, that sublimity of feeling, which pervaded
the loss of time be had sustained, and the consequent the classic characters of Mr. Kemble remains unrivalled, vet in Mt. Macready, we may hope to be required for loss of money, and, without the least hesitation, he sold
Correspondence. the loss of that great actor. A serious study of the an his fond and faithful preserver to a Barbadoes planter, cient works of art, (I mean the Greek marbles, &c.) with
making use of the poor girl's touching plea, that she their best dramatic poets, cannot be too strongly recom
TO THE EDITOR. mended to an actor who desires to excel ; as it will impart
was with child by him, as a reason for saising his dea dignified air and suitable grace to any character he mand upon the purchaser.
SIR, observe that in this paper, as well as in the may have to perform
This story was founded on a fact, which is to be found Mercury, there are always nuisances of different sorts Your obedient servant,
in Digon's History of Barbadocs. It took place in 1647. complained of by your readers; and I am now going to Sept, 22, 1820.
Notwithstanding the general improvement of the world, name one which wants removing as much as any other, we find an instance of depravity, almost as hideous, re
but am sorry to observe that your kind insertions, in my TO THE EDITOR,
opinion, have not effected any reform. I allude to the lated in a recent publication, which has also some fea. improper practice of shopboys putting up their shutters (See a Note to Correspondents.)
tures in it that remind one of the Barbadian atrocity. in a very careless manner: some come running out of I M. Lezare, a native of Provence, and trader of Mar.
the shops with them, and when they have struck or
frightened you with them they say very impudently S18, I have already noticed Mr. Macready's first ap
"take care, when their notice is too late others drew pearance in Virginius. His subsequent efforts have since residing at Port Spain, embarked on board a Spa-them upon a roller out of their cellars, w do which they beca more creditable to him; and I could easily select nish launch of the Orinoco, which was to take him to occupy the whole breadth of the parapet, and thus annoy ibstances in which he soared to a higher degree of ex. San Thome de Angostura. He carried a very consider
Thome de Angostura. He carried a very consider the passengers (and perhaps their master's customers) cellence than his first exhibition would have justified me
for ten minutes. Now as it is improper to complain in anticipating. I am, however, after a careful review
Table venture with him, and had a young Negro of 14 and not name a remedy, I propose the following: that al his performances, decidedly of opinion that his years old as his servant.When the boat arrived at the those who bring their shutters through the shops, bring nerits have been grossly over-rated ; and that, so far islets of the Orinoco, a Spanish sailor proposed to his
isters of the Orinoce. Spanish sailor proposed to his them all at once and those who have to draw them out from uriting in himself 'the perfections of Garrick and
of their cellans, áraw them out all at once, and then put Jordan Kemble, Mr. Macready will never make a perman. comrades to murder Leuare and his Negro, and seize on the
them up; by which the street passengers would not be Dept stand in any one character, with the performance of the cargo. As all the rest were not so ferocious as the annoyed above a minute or two, instead of more than
ich the inmortal Kean or Kemble are identified. author of the proposal, it was decided that Lezare should ten, and less liable to receive insults from the shopboys. That he is in possession of considerable powers of voice, he left on one of those desert islets : and fearing that
w. J. and that he gives particular passages of his author with great energy and truth is admitted; but that he will ever
he might escape by swimming to some adjacent one, by be acknowledged superior to Garrick, Kean or Kemble, the Gouaroouns, they bound him to a cocoa tree—thus
TO THE EDITOR. ,., saich he must be it he possess the perfections of the condemning him to die of hunger. When those mon. fien und last-named. of those celebrated actors, is an sastian so monstrous, an absurdity so glanng, that sters returned on board the boat, they deliberated on Sin-As you have adopted the motto of “Utile
dulce" for your miscellany, and have generally adhered It could never have been thought of by any coolo im. what they should do with the young Negro, and it was
to it, I beg to suggest to your attention a department of partial observer, and would most assuredly never have decided that he should be drowned. He was therefore
science which you appear to have overlooked : what I been eve alluded to by me, if the pages of the Kaleido thown into the river: they also gave him some blows allude to, Sir, is the Curing and preservation of diffesope had not been instrumental in spreading the delu.
hehehuon the head with an oar, but these did not prevent him rent animals." son, by inserting the fulsome piece of rant to which I
This I find very satisfactorily elucidated :
in a late work, entitled “Taxidermy," which being aliude, and which first appeared in the London Courier, from diving and swimming to the islet on which his
merely a compilation from other works, I should ima. a quarter which I should think must appear somewhat master had been left; fortunately the darkness of the gine you had a full right to make use of. At all events, suspicious to the respectable editor of the Liverpool Mer- night hindered them from seeing him when he reaclied an attention to this interesting subject will, to my certain teru and Kaleidoscope.
he knowledge, add essentially to the pleasure which many The best that can be truly said of Mr. Macready, is the shore. the shore. At day-break the fitte Negro roamed about
of my friends feel in the perusal of your interesting that which I said of him in my last she is a good second the island, and at length discovered his master, whom miscellany. Fate ator; by which I mean, that he enacts first-rate he supposed to be dead, fastened to the tree, Lazare's
A SUBSCRIBER. characters in a second-rate styles and second rate cha
Everton, Sept. 9. racters in nearly a first-rate style. If I had wanted any
joy and surprise on this unexpected sight of his servant soet authority besides the evidence of my own eyes. may be readily imagined. The cord which bound him ears, and judgment, I have it in the fact, that out of having been untied, his first expression of gratitude was
Sdentific Records. seven characters in which this actor has appeared, three a positive -promise of liberty to his slave. of them, that is to say Gambia, Henri, and Sir Reginald
(Continued from our former papers.) Front de Boeuf, were certainly not above second-rate, and
1 went-in search of some food to satisfy their hunger; but te of the others was in a new play, which consequently perceiving traces of human footsteps, Lazare, shivering | A new mineral earth has been lately found in Corsica, prevented the possibility of comparison. The remain with fear, spoke to his Negro of people who roast and eat
I thought to be impregnated with particles of gold. By ving three were MACBETH, OTHELLO, and RICHARD,
chemical operation, vases have been made of it, for in Done of which was he able to make a favourable im
men. After mature deliberation, they determined that table services, and it is found to vie in colour and lustre OD, when compared with performances of less ce
from the certainty in which they were of starving, or of with the finest vermillion. The name of Corsicarum hty than those of Kemble, Kean, and Cooke. It is not being able to escape, they might as well go and has been given to it; it has the property of not disco. trom pleasant to make these allusions ; but if I no
louring white stuffs, which is not always the case with meet the man-eaters. Following the track, they soon.. Mr. Macready, I must make them. “ His mis
| gold, the most purified and refinei. sing friends” force them on every one who witnesses
heard human voices; and a little after saw men perched
oned to their! A Mr. Durham, of Paris, has invented a mode of G. N. sizes.
printing by which the pressure is conveyed by an iron Come, come," said a Gouarooun to Lazare, foller over the tympan. A boy, we are told, may ma
looking at him from his roost." Heavens !” cried the nage the press." A MODERN INKLE.
the Provencal, who understood Spanish," they want to The leaves of the elder-tree are often put into the sub. eat us." “ No, Massa,” replied the little Negro, who teraneous paths of moles, to drive them from the garden :
nglish language, they | if fruit-trees, flowering shrubs, &c. be whipped w vith the be Yarico, so simply and pathetically told by Steel in are only calling to us." The Gouarooun soon put an
I green leaves of the elder branches, insects will not attach
to them: an infusion of these leaves is good to sprinkle 1th No. of the Spectator. Mt. Thomas Inkle, aged end to their-anxiety by showing them two large pieces of over rose-buds, and other flowers subject to blights and Bars, bound to Barbadoes in the good ship the Achilfish, and inviting them by signs to climb up the tree and the devastation of catterpillars.
DISTANT VISIBILITY OF MOUNTAINS. 1 Excuse this digression, Mr. Editor, my heart over
To Correspondents. flows, and I must relieve it. But to proceed. No. The following observations, on the distance at which sooner had I gazed upon her, than 1 darted like lightning mountains, have been seen, possess considerable in from the spot, unwilling to trust my eyes with another
THEATRICAL CRITIQUES.We should as soon think terest: glance at one who had already made such an inroad
of accomplishing the perpetual motion, or discovering Authorities. Dis. in miles. upon my affections. But the mischief, alas ! was ac.
the long-sought philosopher's stone, as expect by any Himalaya Mountains ......Sir W. Jones.
241 complished, and I might have remained for an age human arrangement to give general satisfaction; we Mount Ararat, fruni Der.
without experiencing any addition to my present suf are therefore not at all surprised that we should be as bend..................... Bruce.
ferings. I hurried on at a rapid pace, without knowing earnestly pressed to cuntinue this subject, by one class Mowna Roa, Sandwich Isles whicher I was bending my steps, until I discovered that
of readers, as we are solicited by another class, either (55 leagues).............. I had knocked at the wrong door, and had actually
to suspend our dramatic notices altogether, or to de Chimborazo (47 leagues)...
| walked into the house of a neighbour, where the family, vote a smaller portion of our columns to a subent Peak of Teneriffe from s.
seated at the dinner table, were eyeing me (as well they which is represented by them as of partial interest Cape of Quanzerota .... 135 might) with looks of utter'astonishment. After stam
only. Estimating the drama highly ourselves, a Ditto from ship's deck..
115 mering out a number of bungling excuses for my un combining the utile dulci more than almost any other Peak of the Azores .........Don M. Cagigri ... 126 intentional intrusion, my cheeks at the same time species of recreation, all we can prevail upon ourselves Temabend ..., ..... Movier.
100 glowing like a furnace, I made my retreat, and suc to do for the present, in order to reconcile the con Mount Athos ..... .....Dr. Clarke. 100 ceeded at last, more by accident than anything else, in
tending parties, is to prescribe for the future rather Adam's Peak ..... 95 reaching my own dwelling, which I no sooner entered,
more confined limits to the subject; and for this rega Ghaut at the back of Tillichery 94 than I threw myself on the sofa, and endeavoured to
son, we must defer until next week the letter of BRAGolden Mount, from ship's deck 93 collect my scattered ideas, making use of every effort
MATICUS, in order to give place to that of G. N., with Pulo Pera, from the top of Penang in my power to compose myself: but all in vain. The
whom we differ so much in opinion that we cannot The Ghaut at Cape Camoria shaft of Love bad struck too deeply into my susceptible
suppress the expression of that dissent, lest, as sica Pulo Penang, from ship's deck
53 heart, and bade defiance to every attempt at consolation. is sometimes construed into consent, we should beba The last six observations, and that of the Peak of Thus, Mr. Editor, have I candidly stated to you che come identified with opinions so very much is op Teneriffe, were made by a writer in the Calcutta circumstances of my deplorable situation, and I beseech,
sition to our own. It must be obvious, that is this Monthly Journal. An example of a brig being seen in nay, implore you to suggest something or other for my as in former communications of G.N., Mr. Macready' Scotland, at the distance of 95 or 100 miles, by Captain relief, or I shall be ultimately obliged to have recourse name is seldom introduced unless accompanied bf a Cobiey, will be found in the Edinburgh Philosophial to that never-failing specific invented by Dean Swift, detracting sneer, very much misplaced when applied Jour. Vol. 1, p. 411. and so strongly recommended in the 3d number of
to a gentleman, who, in the estimation of some who your present series.
are no mean judges, ranks very high in his profession CASE OF GASTROTOMY..
In our judgments, confirmed by each visit we bare Edge-hill, Sept. 19, 1820.
paid to the theatre, during his engagement here, Mr. A woman, twenty-four years of age, wishing to in.
Macready combines almost every requisite for the duce vomiting, introduced the bandle of a silver fork P.S.-Since writing the above, a thought bas just
stage, in a very unusual degree; his conceptior. into her throat, which excited such a strong contraction struck me, that by giving a correct description of my
classical and correct ; his action dignified and graceful of the oesophagus, that the fork was drawn out of her person, the lady in question might retain some recol.
without apparent effort; and, to crown all, his powers band, and passed into the stomach, where it remained lection of me, and perhaps be inclined to favour my
of voice surpass those of any actor we recollect to bare three months, without occasioning any other inconve- suit. . I am a fine-looking well-made man, about 5 feet
heard ; it is sweet and powerful, and, when occasion nieace than a sense of weight. The prong end of the 11 inches high, dark hair, eyes, and eyebrows, black
requires it, so pathetic, as to affect the audience in an fork would be felt about two inches above the umbi-whiskers and aquiline nose, with rather a melancholy
unusual degree, and to bring tears even from w, mbo licus: the other extremity appeared to be under the cast of countenance, but nevertheless possessing a fine are “ unused to the melting mood." liver. After chree months bad elapsed, however, pain torid complexion, and just entering into my twentyand vomiting, with progressive emaciation, swelling in fifth year. Had on, at the time of meeting with the We thank Amicus for the anecdotes, and the accompa the garstric region, &c. were developed ; and 229 days fair incognita, a blue coat, drab-coloured crowsers, and nying inquiry. The former shall appear in an early after the accident, M. Cayroche performed the opera. Wellington boots.
number : the latter is not so much in conformity tion of gastrotomy. . An incision, two inches in length,
the plan and spirit of the Kaleidoscope... over the most prominent part of the tumour, laid open he cavity of the abdomen to that extent. The stomach
A LOVER OF THE DRAMA must pardon our freedm was then opened into, and the fork easily extracted.
in merely hinting that some little proficiency in reads The wound was properly dressed ; ao sinister accident
ing and writing is, in our judgment, essential to forma occurred; and the patient was perfectly recovered by
COLUMBUS. the twentieth day from the operation, nor has she since
the critic. ,
It may be an old-fashioned potion, bat
we cannot divest ourselves of its propriety. that time experienced any inconvenience. * Operation de Gastrotomie ; par M. Cayroche. M.I Perhaps it is not generally known that the bones of
| The story communicated by P. is very acceptable. D. a Mendes. Vide Journal General de Medicine, for this great man repose in the new Cathedral of the Virgin January, 1820.
Mary, at Havanna, where the following inscription is We have returned the journal of our friend R. but :*
| tain the maxims for early insertion.
| POETRY.-We have this week laid aside some of our SIR, -I am extremely sorry to perceive by this day's bus, by his singular skill in nautical science, opened to all,
correspondents offerings in this department; in order Kaleidoscope, your_inteotion of withdrawing your a way that had, before, been shut against all. He added
to admit some extracts from what we regard as me services as Cupid's BROKER, particularly at this mo- a region of the greatest wealth to Castile and her King extraordinary compositions, when the circumstanas mentous period, when I stand so much in need of your
of the author are taken into consideration. We speak valuable assistance. Miné, Mr. Editor, is one of the To the three parts of the globe be subjected a fourth,
of a'volume of poems by a common sailor, lately pusmost lamentable cases that could possibly have befallen Hispaniola. But, alas! after having explored almost
lished, some of which would scarcely suffer by clue any person in my situation. Unlike the inamorata all the Lucayos and Antilles Islands, and returned a parison with Byron, Moore, or Falconer. of your correspondent, (a young Bachelor) che dear fourth time to Spain, he died at Valadolid, worn out by object of my affections carried no parcel, and I am therefore fearful that I shall find it à difficult task to grief, gout, and toil, on the 18th day of May, 1506. MILES GLORIOSUS next week. convey my sentiments, through the medium of your His body was delivered for keeping, to the Carthusians, instructive miscellany, to the identical fair one. But, of Seville, that it might be conveyed, at & convenient
Further favours. -XVII.-A FRIEND.-2.0.; and to the statement of my case. It was on Saturday even: Itin time, to the metropolitan church of Hispaniola. For
CRITICUS, have been received. ing last, about half-past four o'clock, as I was passing through St. Anne-street, on my way to dinner, that I
he had so willed, and it was so done. But now, that was struck with admiration and astonishment at the his bones may no longer lie in ground which is not sight of one of the most lovely forms I ever beheld, Spanish, they have been removed, after a lapse of nearly
Printed, published, and sold walking a few yards Before me. My curiosity was raised to the highest pitch, and I quickened my pace,
two centuries, to this new Cathedral of the Virgin! • BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. determined, though perhaps at the expense of good Mary, of immaculate concept | Mary, of immaculaie conception, and duly buried on
"Liverpool Mercury Office. breeding to catch a glimpse, of her features. If my the 17th day of January, 1796. The city of Havanna, Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Mart attention was before attracted by the beautiful sym-mindful of the merits of so great a man, in relation to Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. Thos. metry of her sylph-like figure, judge what were my
| herself, and cherishing, at this expected time, his presensations on beholding the loveliest expression of coun
Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Public
Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsman, tenance ever cast in the mould of perfection. cious remains, has erected this monument, and con
Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street ; and Me Ab! unhappy Gulielmus! Why didst thou, for a ducted the whole funeral at her own expense. Uuder moment's idle curiosity sacrifice thy peace of mind for the civil administration of Philip Transpalac, and Ver
John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money on. ever? Why didst thou-but enough the die is cast,
AGENTS FOR DUBLIN: . and thou must submit to thy fate with patience and dij, and duriog the military command of Luodovico de Messrs. J. K. Johnson & Co. No. 1, Eden Quay, LOW resignation. las Casas."
wore a broad skirted fustian coat, per- | all kinds of sport that required either pa. plexed with half a hundred pockets ; a pair tience or adroitness, and had not angled
of stout shoes, and leathern gaiters; a bas- above half an hour, before I had completely "I am bule gatherer and disposer of other men's
ket slung on one side for fish ; a patent “ satisfied the sentiment," and convinced
rod; a landing net, and a score of other myself of the truth of Izaak Walton's opiTHE SKETCH BOOK
inconveniences, only to be found in the nion, that angling is something like poetry, OF
true anglers's armoury. Thus harnessed a man must be born to it. I hooked myself Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
for the field, he was as great a matter of instead of the fish ; tangled my line in every
stare and wonderment among the country tree; lost my bait ; broke my rod; until I No. XXII.
folk, who had never seen a regular angler, gave up the attempt in despair, and passed
as was the steel-clad hero of La Mancha the day under the trees, reading old Izaak; THE ANGLER.
among the goatherds of the Sierra Morena. satisfied that it was his fascinating vein of
Our first essay was along a mountain honest simplicity and rural feeling that This day, dame Nature seemed in love, .
brook, among the highlands of the Hudson; had bewitched me, and not the passion for The lusty sap began to move,
a most unfortunate place for the execution angling. My companions, however, were Fresh juice did stir th'embracing vines, of those piscatory tactics which had been more persevering in their delusion. I have And birds had drawn their valentines.
invented along the velvet margins of quiet them at this moment before my eyes, stealThe jealous trout that low did lie, Rose at a well dissembled flie,
English rivulets. It was one of those wild ing along the border of the brook, where it There stood my friend, with patient skill, streams that lavish, among our romantic lay open to the day, or was merely fringed Attending of his trembling quill.
solitudes, unheeded beauties, enough to fill by shrubs and bushes. I see the bittern Sir H. Wotton.
the sketch-book of a hunter of the pic- rising with hollow scream as they break in
turesque. Sometimes it would leap down upon his rarely invaded haunt; the king. It is said that raany an unlucky urchin is
rocky shelves, making small cascades, over fisher watching them suspiciously from his run away from his family, and which the trees threw their broad balancing dry tree that overhangs the deep black Demake himself to a seafaring life, from sprays, and long nameless weeds hung in mill-pond, in the gorge of the hills; the
e history of Robinson Crusoe ; fringes from the impending banks, dripping tortoise letting himself slip sideways from - and I suspect that, in like manner, manyl with diamond drops. Sometimes it would off the stone or log on which he is sunning 230 of those worthy gentlemen, who are given brawl and fret along a ravine in the matted himself; and the panic-struck frog plumpme to haunt the sides of pastoral streams with shade of a forest, filling it with murinurs:ling in headlong as they approach, and
suzle rods in hand, may trace the origin of land after this termagant career, would steal spreading an alarm throughout the watery their passion to the seductive pages of ho-forth into open day with the most placid world around. Best Izaak Walton. I recollect studying demure face imaginable; as I have seen I recollect also, that, after toiling and his “Complete Angler" several years since, \ some pestilent shrew of a housewife, after watching and creeping about for the greater in company with a knot of friends in Ame-filling her home with uproar and ill humour, l part of a day, with scarcely any success, in nd moreover that we were all com come dimpling out of doors, swimming and spite of all our admirable apparatus, a lub
n the angling mania. I curtseying, and smiling upon all the world, berly country urchin came down from the was early in the year ; but as soon as the How smoothly would this vagrant brook hills with a rod made from a branch of a weather was auspicious, and that the spring glide, at such times, through some bosom tree : a few yards of twine; and, as heaven oegan to melt into the verge of summer, I of green meadow land among the moun-I shall help me! I believe a crooked pin for He took rod in hand and sallied into the tains : where the quiet was only interrupted a hook, baited with a vile earth worm, and Country, as stark mad as was ever Don by the occasional tinkling of a bell from / in half an hour caught more fish than we Quixote from reading books of chivalry. the lazy cattle among the clover, or the had had nibbles throughout the day!
One of our party had equalled the Don sound of a woodcutter's axe from the neigh- But above all, I recollect the "good, hoo the fullness of his equipments ; being bouring forest.
nest, wholesome, hungry" repast, which we estired. cap-a-pie for the enterprize. He For my part, I was always a bungler at ousness to the encreasing and sparing of
tism, yet I cann may contentedne read; and there a
made under a beech tree just by a spring your money only, but principally for your' He had been much of a rambler in his of pure sweet water that stole out of the solace and to cause the helth of your body day; and had passed some years of his side of a hill; and how, when it was over, and specyally of your soule.”*
youth in America, particularly in Savannah, yang one of the party read old Izaak Walton's I thought that I could perceive in the where he had entered into trade and had when scene with the milkmaid, while I lay on the veteran angler before me an exemplification been ruined by the indiscretion of a partner, grass and built castles in a bright pile of of what I had read; and there was a cheerful He had afterwards experienced many ups me clouds, until I fell asleep. All this may contentedness in his looks that quite drew and downs in life, until he got into the appear like mere egotism, yet I cannot re- me towards him. I could not but remark navy, where his leg was carried away by a pedia frain from uttering these recollections, the gallant manner in which he stumped cannon ball, at the battle of Camperdown, bis which are passing like a strain of music from one part of the brook to another ; This was the only stroke of really good for over my mind and have been called up by waving his rod in the air, to keep the line tune he had ever experienced, for it gets an agreeable scene which I witnessed not from dragging on the ground, or catching him a pension, which, together with some long since.
among the bushes; and the adroitness with small paternal property, brought hin in a In a morning's stroll along the banks of which he would throw his fly to any parti- revenue of nearly forty pounds. On this the Alun, a beautiful little stream which cular place; sometimes skimming it lightly he retired to his native village, where he Aows down from the Welsh hills and throws along a little rapid ; sometimes cast it into lived quietly and independently, and de itself into the Dee, my attention was at- one of those dark holes made by a twisted voted the remainder of his life to the “Dora tracted to a group seated on the margin. root or overhanging bank, in which the ble art of angliag." On approaching, I found it to consist of a large trout are apt to lurk. In the mean I found that he had read Izaak Walton me veteran angler and two rustic disciples. while he was giving instructions to his two attentively, and he seemed to have imbibed The former was an old fellow with a wooden disciples;showing them the manner in which all his simple frankness and prevalent good leg, with clothes very much but very care- they should handle their rods, fix their humour. Though he had been sorely bufet fully patched, betokening poverty, honestly flies, and play them along the surface of the feted about the world, he was satisfied that come by, and decently maintained. His stream. The scene brought to my mind the world, in itself, was good and beautiful meu face bore the marks of former storms, but the instructions of the sage Piscator to his Though he had been as roughly used in difey present fair weather ; its furrows had been scholar. The country around was of that ferent countries as a poor sheep, that is worn into au habitual smile ; his iron-grey pastoral kind which' Walton is fond of de- fleeced by every hedge and thicket, yet he locks hung about his cars, and he had scribing. It was a part of the great plain spoke of every nation with Pandour and altogether the good-humoured air of a of Cheshire, close by the beautiful vale of kindness, appearing to look only on the constitutional philosopher, who was dis- Gessford, and just where the inferior good side of things; and above all, he was posed to take the world as it went. One Welsh hills begin to swell up from among almost the only man I had ever met Fill of his companions was a ragged wight, with fresh sweet-smelling meadows. The day, who had been an unfortunate adventure the skulking look of an arrant poacher, too, like that recorded in his work, was in America, and had honesty and magnani. and I'll warrant could find his way to mild and sunshiny; with now and then a mity enough, to take the fault to his own any gentleman's fish-pond in the peigh-soft dropping shower, that sowed the whole door, and not to curse the country. The bourhood in the darkest night. The other earth with diamonds.
lad that was receiving his instructions ! was a tall, awkward, country lad, with a I soon fell into conversation with the old learpt was the son and heir appareat , lounging gait, and apparently somewhat of angler, and was so much entertained, that, at la wa
pler, and was so much entertained. that. I fat old widow who kept the village ind, at a rustic beau. The old man was busied | under pretext of receiving instructions in and of course a you examining the maw of a trout which he had his art, I kept company with him alm
vniçn ne had his art, I kept company with him almost and much courted by the idle, gentleman jnst killed, to discover by its contents what the whole day; wandering along the banks like personag insects were seasonable for bait; and was of the stream, and listening to his talk. He him un decturing on the subject to his companions, was very communicative, having all the easy had probably an eye to a privileged a who appeared to listen with infinite defe- garrulity of cheerful old age. and I fancy in the tap-room, and an occsional cup of rence. I have a kind feeling towards all I was a little flattered by having an opportu
as a little flattered by having an opportu. cheerful ale free of expense. “ brothers of the angle," ever since I read Inity of displaying his piscatory lore; for
| 'There is certainly somewhat in angling, Izaak Walton. They are men, he affirms, who does not like now and then to play the
ho does not like now and then to play the if we could forget, which anglers are apt w of a “ mild, sweet and peaceable spirit;"sage ?
do, the cruelties and tortures inflicted od and my esteem for them has been encreased
worms and insects, that tends to produce since I met with an old - Trelyse of fish- " From this same treatise, it would appear that ang-gentleness of spirit, and a pure serently on ing with the Angle," in which are set forth / ling is a more Industrious and devout employment than mind. As the
mind. As the English are methodical even | it is generally considered.-“ For when ye purpose to many of the maxims of their inoffensive
in their recreations, and are the most scleh. go on your disportes in fishynge ye will not desyre
nede," sayth this greatlye many persons with you, which might let you tific of sportsmen, it has been reductu honest little tretyse, “ that in going about of your game. And that ye may serve God devoutly in among them to perfect rule and sistema your disportes ye open no man's gates but sayinge effectually your customable prayers. And thus Indeed it
us| Indeed it is an amusement peculiarly alaple
doying, ye shall eschew and also avoyde many vices, as that ye shet them again. Also ye shall not ;
" | ydlenes, which is principall cause to induce man to ed to the mild and highly cultivated scenes use this forsayd crafti disport for no covet- many other vices, as is right well knbwn."
of England, where every roughness has
pastoral kind which Walton is found of dat lerent countries as a meme ported to take the world as who was dis-Gessford.te, close by the bea
zen softened away from the landscape. ed with kitchen herbs, and adorned with all How comforting it is to see a cheerful
is delightful to saunter along those limpid few flowers. The whole front of the cot- and contented old age; and to behold a - reams which wander, like veins of silver, tage was overrun with a honeysuckle. On poor fellow, like this, after being tempest
rough the bosom of this beautiful coun. the top was a ship for a weathercock. The tost through life, safely moored in a snug g; leading one through a diversity of interior was fitted up in a truly nautical and quiet harbour in the evening of his
Tall home scenery ; sometimes winding style, his ideas of comfort and convenience days. His happiness, however, sprung t rough ornamented grounds ; sometimes having been acquired on the birth-deck of from within himself, and was independent Etsimming along through rich pasturage, a man-of-war. A hainmock was slung from of external circumstances; for he had me here the fresh green is mingled with sweet the ceiling, which, in the day-time was that inexhaustible good nature, which is the
s nelling flowers; sometimes venturing in lashed up so as to take but little room. most precious gift of heaven; spreading
sight of villages and hamlets ; and then run- From the centre of the chamber hung a litself like oil over the troubled sex of Beri. Ding capriciously away into shady retire- model of a ship of his own workmanship. thought, and keeping the mind smooth and ugi. Enents. The sweetness and serenity of na- Two or three chairs, a table, and a large equable in the roughest weather. d. ture, and the quiet watchfulness of the sport, sea chest, formed the principal moveables. On inquiring further about him, I learnt 23t, i gradually bring on pleasant fits of musing ; About the walls were stuck up naval bal- that he was a universal favourite in the vil201 which are now and then agreeably inter- |lads, such as Admiral Hosier's Ghost, All lage, and the oracle of the tap-room'; where etii rupted by the song of a bird; the distant in the Downs, and Tom Bowling, inter- he delighted the rustics with his songs, and,
histle of the peasant ; or perhaps the mingled with pictures of sea fights, among like Sindbad, astonished them with his stoIL Vagary of some fish, leaping out of the still which the battle of Camperdown held a ries of strange lands, and shipwrecks, and is water, and skimming transiently about its distinguished place. The mantle-piece was sea-fights. He was much noticed too by Et glassy surface. “When I would beget decorated with sea shells; over which hung gentlemen sportsmen of the neighbourhood ;
Content," says Izaak Walton, "and in- a quadrant, flanked by two wood-cuts of had taught several of them the art of angcrease confidence in the power and wisdom most bitter looking naval commanders. His ling; and was a privileged visitor to their and providence of Almighty God, I will implements for angling were carefully dis- kitchens. The whole tenor of his life was
alk the meadows by some gliding stream, posed on nails and looks about the room. quiet and inoffensive, being principally 2nd there contemplate the lilies that take On a shelf was arranged his library, con- passed about the neighbouring streams when no care, and those very many other little taining a work on angling, much worn*; a the weather and season were favourable ; at lasing creatures that are not only created, bible covered with canvas ; an odd volume other times he employed himself at home, braut fed (man knows not how) by the good or two of voyages ; a nautical almanack; preparing his fishing tackle for the next Dess of the God of nature, and therefore and a book of songs.
campaign, or manufacturing rods; nets, and trust in him."
His family consisted of a large black cat flies for his patrons and pupils among the • I cannot forbear to give another quota- with one eye, and a parrof which he had gentry.
tion from one of those ancient champions caught and tamed, and educated himself, in He was a regular attendant at church, on of angliag which breathes the same inno- the course of one of his voyages; and which Sundays, though he generally fell asleep cent and happy spirit:
uttered a variety of sea phrases with the during the sermon. He had made it his *- Let me live harmlessly, and near the brink
hoarse brattling tone of a veteran boat particular request that when he died he Of Treat or Avon have a dwelling-place;
swain. The establishment reminded me should be buried in a green spot, which he e Where I may see my quill, or cork, down sink, of that of the renowned Robinson Crusoe ; | could see from his seat in church, and
With eager bite of pike, or bleak, or dace; And on the world and my Creator think:
it was kept in neat order, every thing being which he had marked out ever since he was
. Whilst some men strive ill-gotten goods t embrace;
“stowed away with the regularity of a a boy, and had often thought of when far And others spend their time in base excess
ship of war; and he informed me that he from home on the raging sea, in danger of Of wine, or worse, in war or wantonness:
“scowred the deck every morning, and being food for fishes; it was the spot where Letthem that will, these pastimes still pursue, swept it between meals."
his father and mother had been buried.And on such pleasing fancies feed their fill;
I found him seated on a bench before the have done, for I fear that my reader is So I the fields and meadows green may view, Aad daily by fresh rivers walk at will,
door, smoking his pipe in the soft evening growing weary; but I could not refrain Among the daisies and the violets blue,
sunshine. His cat was purring soberly on from drawing the picture of this worthy Red hyacinth and yellow daffodil. J. Davors. the threshold, and his parrut describing « brother of the angle;” who has made me - On parting with the old angler I enquir-some strange evolutions in an iron ring that more than ever in love with the theory,
ed after his place of abode, and happening swung in the centre of his cage. He had though I fear I shall never be adroit in the to be in the neighbourhood of the village a been angling all day, and gave me a history practice of his art : and I will conclude this few evenings afterwards, I had the curiosity of his sport with as much minuteness as a rambling sketch, in the words of honest to seek him out. I found him living in a general would talk over a campaign; being tool Wolme small cottage, containing only one room, particularly animated in relating the manner
St. Peter's master upon my reader, “and but a perfect curiosity in its method and in which he had taken a large trout, which arrangement. It was on the skirts of the had completely tasked all his skill and wari. upon all that are true lovers of virtue; and Village, on a green bank, a little back from ness, and which he had sent as a trophy to dare trust in his providence; and be quiet ; the road, with a small garden in front, stock mine hostess of the Inn,
and go a angling."
was purring soberly on growing weary; but I coulay reader is
e had completely tasked a large trout, which St. Peter's