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No. 15.–New Series.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1820.
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be quite unjust to the author not to add, that he de- /
qualities; and that we have seldom seen a work that
WOTTON. taste. There is a tone of fairness and indulgence-and - It affords us some gratification to find the opinion of gentleness and philanthropy so unaffectedly diffused THE SKETCH BOOK we have long since expressed on the merits of Mr. through the whole work, and tempering and harmon
OF z Washington Irving's Sketch Book, confirmed by such izing so gracefully, both with its pensive and its gayer
Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. authority as that of the Edinburgh Review, from the humours, as to disarm all ordinarily good-natured crilast number of which we have copied the subjoined tics of their asperity, and to secure to the author, from
No. XXIII. all worthy readers, the same candour and kindness of complimentary remarks. They differ somewhat from which he sets so laudable an example. The want is of some strictures on the same subject which appeared force and originality in the reasoning, and speculative STRATFORD-ON-AVON. a short time ago in a metropolitan Sunday journal parts, and of boldness and incident in the inventive :which we should admire much more if it were not
I though the place of these more commanding qualities Thou soft flowing Avon, by thy silver stream,
is not ill supplied by great liberality and sound sense, Of things more that mortal, sweet Shakspeare would occasionally disfigured by egotism, and overweening and by a very considerable vein of humour, and no or
The fairies by moonlight dance round his green bed, Nectation; or what may be termed literary dandy- dinary grace and tenderness of fancy. The manner
For hallowed the turf is which pillowed his head. ism.-Edit. Kal. perhaps throughout is more attended to than the mat
Garrick. ter; and the care necessary to maintain the rythm and
polish of the sentences, has sometimes interfered with T., "Thoagh this is a very pleasing book in itself, and dis- I the force of the reasoning, or limited and impoverished
To a homeless man, who has no spot on p Tays no ordinary reach of thought and elegance of
this wide world which he can truly call his the illustrations they inigh: otherwise have supplied.” t ky, it is not exactly on that account that we are now
own, there is a momentary feeling of someempted to notice it as a very agreeable publication,
[After a variety of extracts from the Sketch Book, the thing like independence and territorial conand to predict that it will form an era in the literature reviewers in closing their notice of the author's visit to
sequence, when after a weary day's travel, of the nation to which it belongs. It is the work of an a country church yard, the northern critics conclude he kicks off his boots, thrusts his feet into American, entirely bred and trained in that country. I with the following remark :)
slippers, and stretches himself before an inn sriginally published within its territory-and, as we “There are many better things than this in these vo- | fire. Let the world without go as it may ; understand, very extensively circulated, and very much lumes, but they are not easily extracted ; and we be- | let kingdoms rise or fall, so long as he =dmired among its natives. Now, the most remarkable lieve that we have now done enough for the courteous has the wherewithal to pay his bill, he is, thing in a work so circumstanced certainly is, that it and ingenious stranger whom we are ambitious of in- for the time being, the very monarch of intens should be written throughout with the greatest care troducing to the notice of our readers. It is probable, all he surveys. The arm chair is his 10 and accuracy, and worked up to great purity and indeed, that many of them bave become acquainted throne; the poker his sceptre; and the 1 beauty of diction, on the model of the most elegant with him already; as we bave found the book in the little parlour of some twelve feet square, his
and polished of our native writers. It is the first Ame- hands of most of those to whom we have thought of undisputed empire. It is a morsel of cer
rican work, we rather think, of any description, but mentioning it, and observe that the author, in the close tainty, snatched from the uncertainties of - certainly the first purely literary production, to wbich of his last volume, speaks in very grateful terms of the life ; it is a sunny moment gleaming out
e could give this praise; and we hope and trust that encouragement he has received. We are heartily glad kindly on a cloudy day; ayid he who has we may bail it as the harbinger of a purer and juster of it, boch for his sake and for that of literature in getaste he foundation of a chaster and better school, neral. There is a great deal too much contention and listence, knows the importance of husband
rature in ge, advanced some way on the pilgrimage of exfor the writers of that great and intelligent country. I acrimony in most modern publications; and because it les genius, as we have frequently observed, has not has unfortunately been found' impossible to discuss
ing even morsels and moments of enjoyment, bitherto been much turned to letters; and, what it has
“ Shall I not take mine, ease in mine inn ?” practical questions of great interest without some dein that department, has been defective in taste certainly gree of heat and personality, it has become too much
thought I, as I gave the fire a stir, lolled rather than in talent. The appearance of a few such the prevailing opinion, that these are necessary accom
back in my elbow chair, and cast a complaiworks as the present will go far to wipe off this reproach
sant look about the little parlour of the Red paniments to all powerful or energetic discussion, Salso; and we cordially hope that this author's merited and that no work is likely to be well received by the
Horse, at Stratford-on-Avon. . Success, boch at home and abroad, will stimulate his public, or to make a strong impression, which does not
The words of sweet Shakspeare were just countrymen to copy the methods by which he has attain
abound in them. The success of such a work as this passing through my
f such a work as this passing through my mind as the clock struck ed it; and that they will submit to receive, from the ex.
before us, may tend to correct this prejudice, and teach | midnight fro
hmidnight from the tower of the church in ample of their ingenious compatriot, that lesson which
our authors that gentleness and amenity are qualities which ne
idie, which he lies buried. There was a gentle the precepts of strangers do not seem hitherto to have quite as attractive as violence and impertinence : and tap at the door, and a pretty chambermaid, very effectually inculcated.
that truth is not less weighty, nor reason less persuasive, I putting in her smiling face, inquired, with a ." But though it is primarily for its style and composi- although not ushered in by exaggerations, and backed hesitating air, whether I had rung. I undertien chat we are induced to notice this book, it would by defiance,"
| stood it as a modest hint that it was time to
retire. My dream of absolute dominion was though built of solid oak, such was the fer- | parlour, kitchen, and hall. Rows of peuter at an end ; so abdicating my throne, like a vent zeal of devotees, that the chair had to be and earthen dishes glittered along the dresser, prudent potentate, to avoid being deposed, new bottomed at least once in three years. On an old oaken table, well rubbed and poand putting the Stratford Guide Book under It is worthy of notice also, in the history of lished, lay the family Bible and Praver my arm, as a pillow companion, I went to bed, this extraordinary chair, that it partakes book, and the drawer contained the fami and dreamt all night of Shakspear, the Jubi-something of the volatile nature of the Santa library, composed of about half a score of lee and David Garrick.
Casa of Loretto, or the flying chair of the well-thumbed volumes. An ancient clock, The next morning was one of those quick- Arabian enchanter, for though sold some few that important article of cottage furniture, eping mornings which we sometimes have in years since to a northern princess, yet strange ticked on the opposite side of the room; early spring; for it was about the middle of io tell, it has found its way back again to with a bright warming-pan hanging on one March. The chills of a long winter had sud- the old chimney corner.
side of it, and the old man's horn-bandled denly given way; the north wind had spent
d spent Lam always of easy faith in such matters. Sunday cane on the other.
The fire-place, its last gasp ; and a mild air came stealing
ug and am ever willing to be deceived, where the as usual, was wide and deep enough to 20 from the west, breathing the breath of life
deceit is pleasant, and costs nothing. I am mit a gossip knot within its jambs. In die into nature, and wooing every bud and Power Therefore
er therefore a ready believer in relics, legends, corner sat the old man's grand daughter sex. to burst forth into fragrance and beauty and local anecdoies of eroblins and great men: fing, a pretty blue-eyed girl,--and in the I had come to Stratford on a poetical pil- land would ad
J and would advise all travellers who travel for opposite corner was a superannuated cropp, grimage. My first visit was to the house in
their gratification to be the same. What is it whom he addressed by the name of daha where Shakspeare was borií, and where, ac
to us whether these stories be true or false, / Ange, and who, I found, had been his consta cording to tradition, he was brought up to
? w so long as we can persuade ourselves into the panion from childhood. They had paved to his father's craft of wool-combing. It is a belief of in small mean-looking edifice of wood and plas-lihe
belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of together in infancy; they had worked 10-19
the reality? There is nothing like resolute gether in manhood; they were now tottening ter, a true nestling place of genius, which seems to delight in hatching its offspring
good humoured credulity in these matters ; about and gossiping away the evening of life; in bye corners.
I and on this occasion I went even so far as I and in a short time they will prohably be The walls of its squalid
willingly to believe the claims of mine host-| buried together in the neighbouring church chambers are covered with names and inscriptions, in every language, by pilgrims of
Jess to a lineal descent from the poet, when, yard. It is not often that we see two streams all nations, ranks, and conditions, from the
unluckily for my faith, she put into my hands of existence running thus evenly and traiprince to the peasant; and present a simple,
la play of her own composition, which set all quilly side by side; it is only in such qua
belief in her consanguinity at defiance. but striking instance of the spontaneous and"
"bosom scenes" of life that they are to be
met with. . ' universal homage of mankind to the great
From the birth-place of Shakspeare a few I had hoped to gather some traditionary poet of nature.
paces brought me to his grave. He lies bu- anecdotes of the bard from these ancies The house is shown by a garrulous old ried in the chancel of the parish church, a chroniclers : but they had nothing new to lady in a frosty red face, lighted up by a large and venerable pile, mouldering with impart. The long cold blue anxous eye, and garnished by arti-age, but richly ornamented. It stands on the Shakespe
, but richly ornamented. It stands on the Shakespeare's writings lay in comparare ficial locks of flaxen hair, curling from under banks of the Avon, on an embowered point, neglect, has spread its shadow over his kisan exceedingly dirty cap. She was pecu- and separated by adjoining gardens from the torv ; and it is his cood or evil lot, that liarly assiduous in exhibiting the relies with suburbs of the town. Its situation is quiet scarcely any thing remains to his biogta. which this, like all other celebrated shrines, and retired; the river runs murmuring at phers but a scanty handful of conjectures,
as the shattered stock of the foot of the church-yard, and we eims The sexton and his companions had been the very matcblock with which Shakespeare which grow upon its banks droop their employed as carpenters on the preparations shot the deer, on his poaching exploit. 1 branches into its clear bosom. An avenue for the celebrated Stratford jubilee, and ther There, too, was his tobacco-box; which of limes, the boughs of which are curiously remembered Garrick, the prime mover of proves that he was a rival smoker of Sir Wal-interlaced, so as to form in summer an the fête, who superintended the arran ter Raleigh ; the sword also with which he arched way of foliage, leads up from the ments a
ments, and who, according to the seston, was played Hamlet; and the indentical lanthorn gate of the yard to the church porch. The sa short punch man. very lively and bustwith which Friar Lawrence discovered Ro- graves are overgrown with grass ; the grey ling" John Ance had ascisted also in cutmeo and Juliet at the tomb! There was an tomb-stones, some of them nearly sunk into ting down Shakespeare's mulberry tret, ample supply also of Shakspeare's mulberry the earth, are half covered with moss, which I which he had a inorsel in his pocket for tree, which seems to have as extraordinary | has likewise tinted the reverend old build-leale.
sale; no doubt a sovereign quickener of litepowers of self multiplication as the wood of ing. Small birds have built their nests
rary conception, the true cross; of which there is enough ex- among the cornices and fissures of the walls,
I was grieved to hear these two worthy tant to build a ship of the line.
and keep up a continual futter and chirp-I wio
a chirp-| wights speak very dubiously of the eloqutin! The inost favourite object of curiosity, / ing; and rooks are sailing and cawing about dame who shows the Shakespeare house. however, is Shakspeare's chair. It stands its lofty grey spire.
John Ange shook his head when I mer in the chimaey nook of a small gloomy cham- In the course of my ramble I met with tioned her valuable and inexhaustible con ber just behind what was his father's shop. the grey-headed old sexton, and accompa- lection of relics, particularly her remain Here he may many a time have sat when a nied him home to get the key of the church. of the mulberry-tree; and the old stslon boy, watching the slowly revolving spit with He had lived in Stratford, man and boy, for even expressed a doubt as to Shakespeare all the longing of an urchin; or of an even- eighty years, and seemed still to consider having been born in her house. I soos ing, listening to the crones and gossips of himself a vigorous man, with the trivial ex-discovered that he looked upon her njansion Stratford, dealing forth church-yard tales and ception that he had nearly lost the use of) with an evil eye, as a rival to the poets legendary anecdotes of the troublesome times his legs for a few years past. His dwelling tomb; the latter having comparatively but of England. In this chair it is the custom was a cottage, looking out upon the Avon few visitors. Thus it is that "historials for every one that visits the house to sit: and its bordering meadows; and was a pir-differ at the very outset, and mere penne whether this is done with the hope of imbib-ture of that neatness, order, and comfort, make the stream of truth diverge into ing any of the inspiration of the bard I am at which pervade the humblest dwellings in this ferent channels even at the fountain head.. a loss to say, I merely mention the fact; and country. A low whitewashed room, with a We approached the church throngh mine hostess privately assured me, that I stone Poor carefully scrubbed, served for avenue of limes, and entered by a gome
porch, liighly ornamented, with carved doors Combe, of usurious memory ; on whom he which, like those of the Kinght, had white # of massive oak. The interior is spacious, is said to have written a ludicrous epitaph. luces* in the quarterings. = and the architecture and embellishments There are other monuments around, but the various attempts have been made by his Ebres superior to those of most country churches. mind refuses to dwell on any thing that is biographers to soften and explain away this . There are several ancient monuments of not connected with Shakspeare. His idea early transgression of the poet ; but I look
pol bility and gentry, over some of which hang pervades the place : the whole pile seems upon it as one of those thoughtless exploits fara eral escutcheons, and banners dropping but as his mausoleum. The feelings, no natural to his situation and turn of mind. Dicemeal from the walls, the tomb of Shake-| longer checked and thwarted by doubt, here Shakspeare, when young, had doubtless all Saare is in the chancel. The place is so-indulge in perfect confidence: other traces the wildness and irregularity of an ardent, les san and sepulchral. Tall elms wave before of him may be false or dubious, but here is undisciplined, and undirected genius. The
the pointed windows, and the Avon, which palpable evidence and absolute certainty. I poetic temperament has naturally something m. runs at a short distance from the walls, keeps As I trod the sounding pavement, there was in it of the vagabond. When left to itself, mes up a low perpetual murmer. A fat stone something intense and thrilling in the idea, it runs loosely and wildly, and delights in: on marks the spot where the bard is buried. that, in very truth, the remains of Shak- every thing eccentric and licentious. It is
b. There are four lines inscribed on it, said to speare were mouldering beneath my feet. often a turn up of a die, in the gambling 013 have been written by himself, and which It was a long time before I could prevail freaks of fate, whether a natural genius
hare in them something extremely awful. If upon myself to leave the place; and as I shall turn out a great rogue or a great poet; 0014 they are indeed his owu, they show that so-passed through the church-yard I plucked a and had not Shakspeare's mind fortunately at licitude about the quiet of the grave, which branch from one of the yew trees, the only taken a literary bias, he might have as darBEE seems natural to fine sensibilities and relic that I have brought from Stratford. Tingly transended all civil, as he has all drathoughtful minds : :
I had now visited the usual objects of al matic laws. Good friend, for Jesus' sake, forbeare
pilgrim's devotion, but I had a desire to see I have little doubt that, in early life, when To dig the dust encloased here.
the old family seat of the Lucys at Charle- running, like an unbroken colt, about the Blessed be the man that spares these stones, cot, and to ramble through the park where neighbourhood of Stratford, he was to be And curst be he that moves my bones.
Shakspeare, in company with some of the found in the company of all kinds of odd
roysters of Stratford, committed his youth- anomalous characters; that he associated Just over the grave, in a niche of the wall,
Isful offence of deer-stealing. In this hair- with all the madcaps of the place, and was is a bust of Shakespeare, put up shortly after
brained exploit we are told that he was one of those unlucky urchins, at mention of his death, and considered as a resemblance.
:taken prisoner, and carried to the keeper's whom old men shake their heads, and preThe aspect is pleasant and serene, with a
lodge, where he remained all night in dole- dict that they will one day come to the galfinelyarched forehead; and I thought I conld read in it clear indications of that
ful captivity. When brought into the pre-lows. To him the poaching in Sir Thomas *cheerful, social disposition, by which he was
sence of Sir Thomas Lucy, his treatment Lucy's park was, doubtless, like a foray to as much characterized among his cotem
must have been galling and humiliating; for a Scottish Knight, and struck his eager, and
it wrought so upon his spirit as to produce as yet untamed, imagination, as something E pararies as by the vastness of his genius. || The inscription mentions his age at the time
Ja rough pasquinade, which was affixed to delightfully adventurous.t ce of his decease-fifty-three years; an unin the park gate at Charlecot. *
The old mansion of Charlecot and its surA timely death for the world : for what fruit. This flagitious attack upon the dignity of rounding park still remain in the possession
might not have been expected from the golden the Knight so incensed him, that he applied of the Lucy family, and are peculiarly inteautomu of such a mind, sheltered as it was
to a lawyer at Warwick to put the severity resting from being connected with this whimcufrom the stormy vicissitudes of life, and flou- of the laws in force against the rhyming 100 rishing in the sunshine of popular and royal
deer-stalker. Shakspeare did not wait to 'The luce is a pike, or jack, and abounds in the
brave the united puissance of a Knight of Avon about Charle.cot. The inscription on the tomb-stone has not
the Shire and a country attorney. He forth- + A proof of Slaakspeare's random habits and assobeen without its effect. It has prevented the
with abandoned the pleasant banks of the ciates in his youthful days, may be found in a traditi
Ciononary anecdote, picked up at Stratford by the elder
Avon and his paternal trade; wandered down in removal of his remains from the bosom of I to
| Ireland, and mentioned in his “Picturesque Views on
London : became a hanger-on to the the Avon.” his native place to Westminster Abbey, which was at one time contemplated. A
theatres ; then an actor; and, finally wrote About seven miles from Stratford lies the thirsty for the stage: and thus, through the perse-societies of the village yeomanry used to meet, under
little market town of Bedford, famous for its ale. Two ty years since also, as some labourers were
cution of Sir Thomas Lucy, Stratford lost the appellation of the Bedford topers, and to challenge dagging to make an adjoining vault, the
an indifferent wool-comber and the world che lovers of good ale of the neighbouring villages, to Earth caved in, so as to leave a vacant space gained an immortal poet. He retained, how-S.CO
| a contest of drinking. Among otbers, the people of almost like an arch, through which one
Stratford were called out to prove the strength of their ever, for a long time, a sense of the harsh- beads; and in the number of the champions was Shaknight bave reached into his grave. No one,
treatment of the Lord of Charlecot, ard re- speare, who, in spite of the proverb, that "they who However, presumed to meddle with his revenged himself in bis writings; but in the
drink beer will think beer," was as true to his ale as pains, so awfully guarded by a malediction;
Falstaff to his sack. The chivalry of Stratford were & ad lest any of the idle or the curious, or
sportive way of a good natured mind. Sir staggered at the first onset, and sounded a retreat
Thomas is said to be the original of Justice while they had yet legs to carry them off the field. y collector of relics, should be tempted to Shallow, and the satire is slyly fixed upon
They bad scarcely marched a mile, when, their legs ommit depredations, the old sexton kept
failing them, they were forced to lie down under a him by the Justice's armorial bearings, crab-tree, where they passed the night. It is stilt Watch over the place for two days, until the
standing, and goes by the name of Shak speare's tree. ault was finished, and the aperture closed
In the morning bis companions awakened the bard, again. He told me that he had made bold | The following is the only stanza extant of this and proposed returning to Bedford, but be declined, look in at the hole, but could see neither | lampoon :
saying be had enough, having drank with
Piping Pebworth, Dancing Marston, offio nor bones; nothing but dust. It was A parliament member, a justice of peace,
Haunted Hillbro', Hungry Grafton, something, I thought, to have seen the dust At home a poor scarecrow, at London an asse,
Dudging Exhall, Papist Wicksford, f Shakspeare, If lowsie is Lucy, as some volke miscalle it,
Beggarly Broom, and Drunken Bedford. Then Lucy is lowsie, whatever befall it.
« The villages here alluded to,” says Ireland, “ still The Next to his grave are those of his wife, He thinks himself great;
bear the epithets thus given them; the people of PebLis favourite daughter Mrs. Hall, and others
Yet an asse in his state,
worth are still famed for their skill on the pipe and direre of his family.
We allow, by his ears, but with asses to mate.
tabor : Hillborough is now called Haunted Hulbo
If Lucy is lowsie, as some volke miscall it, rough; and Graftou is famous for the poverty of its radi tre a full length effigy of his old friend John Then sing lowsie Lucy wbatever befall it." soil."
sical but eventful circumstance in the scanty | My route for a part of the way lay in sight Fashions for October. history of the bard. As the bouse stood at of the Avon, which made a variety of ihe little more than three miles distance from most fanciful doublings and windings
FRENCH-PARISIAN WALKING Dress.-Round Stratford, I resolved to pay it a pedestrian through a wide and fertile valley; sometimes high dress of violet-coloured gros de Naples, 0902 visit, that I might stroll leisurely through glittering from among willows, which fringed mented at the border with irregular puffs of jonquil. some of those scenes from which Shakspeare' its borders; sometimes disappearing among with white, and crowned with full buriches of the per
coloured satin, in bias. Bonnet of open straw, lined must have derived his earliest ideas of rural groves, or beneath green banks; and some-sian lilac. *Triple ruff à l'Anglaise ; violet-coloured imagery. times rambling out into full view, and mak
half-boots, and white Norman gloves. The country was yet naked and leafless ; ing an asare sweep round a slope of meadow
ENGLISH ---CARRIAGE VISITING COSTUMI..
Round dress of fine cambric, with broad muslin flounct. but English scenery is always verdant, and land. This beautiful bosomn of country is richly embroidered. Pelisse of blush coloured gros de the sudden change in the temperature of the called the vale of the Red Horse. A dis- | Nailes, elegantly ornamented with lozenge puffings in weather was surprising in its quickening tant line of undulating blue hills seems to be
la novel style, and the bust, sleeves, and manchetus
ornamented to correspond: Iberian frill of fine broad effects upon the landscape. It was inspir- its boundary, whilst all the soft intervening Mechlin lace. Demisaison dress bonne: of emerald ing and animating to witness this first landscape lies in a manner enchained in the green, crowned with a full and superb plumage, dello awakening of spring. To feel its warm silvery links of the Avon.
carely tipped with blush pink. Maltese boots of the
rald green silk, with blank points; and lemon-coloured bre.ith stealing over the senses; to see the After pursuing the road for about three kid gloves. The favourite colours are pink, ethereal inoist m llow earth beginning to put forth miles, I turned off into a foot-path which led blue, silver grey, and pulyantbean red.-La Bele Asthe green sprout and the tender blade ; aud along the borders of fields and nnder henlge se
Sme borders or neras ana hacer nenge WALKING DRESS-A robe and petticoat compared the trees and shrubs, in their reviving rows to a private gate of the park; there was of jacooot maslin; the body of the robe is right to the tints and bursting bads, giving the promise a stile, however, for the benefit of the shape, the waist a moderate length. The collar ishiga; of returiving foliage and flower. The cold pedestrian ; there being a public right of
it falls over in the neck, and is richly worked at the edge
"! O'Long loose sleeves, finished at the bottom by a fill de snow-droi, that little borrierer on the skirts way through the grounds. I delighted in very rich work. The crimining of the robe consists of of winter, was to be seen with its chaste these hospitable estates, in which every one a rich embroidery of moderate breadth, and scoiloped white blossoms in the small gardens before has a kind of property—at least as far as the
W at the edge; this goes round the bottom and up the
fronts as far as the bottom of the waist; the fronts are the coltages. The bleating of the new dropt foot-path is concerned. It in some measure ornamented at each side of the bust in a lighter patten. lambs, was 1 eintly heard froin the fields. reconciles a poor man to his lot, and what is the bottom of the petticoat is very richly worked in 1 The sparrow twittered about the thatched more, to the better lot of his neighbour, thus
pattern similar to the robe, but much deeper. Head
dress, a bonnet coniposed of blue gros de Naples; ebe eaves and buddi og hedges; the robin threw to have parks and pleasure grounds thrown crown is round, and of a moderate height; she brim : a livelier note inilo bis late querulous wintry open for his recreation. He breathes the deep, is rounded at the edges, and stands out a good strain ; and the lark, springing up from the pure air as freely, and tolls as luxuriously
deal from the sides of the face; both the crown and
| brim are oroamented with gauze folds laid on at some reeking bosom of the meadow, towered away | under the shade, as the lord of the soil ; distance: it is ornamented with a bouquet of blue into the bright Heecy cloud, pouring forth and if he has not the previlege of calling all flowers, placed upright in front of the crown, and a torrents of melody. As I watched the little that he sees his own, he has not, at the same
koot of ribbon to correspond, in the centre of ebe back
of the crown, broad blue strings fasten it under the songster, mounting up higher and higher, time, the trouble of paying for it, and keep-chin. A blue silk scarf, the border richly wrought in until his body was a mere speck on the ing it in order.
flowers of various bues, is brown carelessly over the white bosom of the cloud, while the ear was I now found myself among noble avenues
shoulders. Gloves and balf boots of kid, to correspond
with the bonnet and scarf. still filled with his music, it called to mind of oaks and elms, wbose vast size bespoke EVENING DRESS.-Round dress composed of li Shakspeare's exquisite little song in Cymbe-the growth of centuries. The wind sounded ling's net over a pink gros de Naples slip. The borce line : solemnly among their branches, and the rooks
of the skirt is trimmed with a full ruche of white sato;
it is scolloped at the edge, and one fall turns up. The " Hark! hark! the lark at heav'n's gate sings, cawed from their hereditary nests in the tree corsage is tight to the shape, and of the usual length; And Phæbus 'gins arise,
tops. The eye ranged through the long les. it is cut moderately low round the bust, which is er His steeds to water at those springs, On chaliced flowers that lies. sening vistas, with nothing to interrupt the
namented with a thick rouleau of white satin entwiced
with pearl; a mixture of blond and white satin taucie And winking mary-buds begin
view but some distant statue : or a vagrant fully disposed, decorates the front of tbe corsage. The To ope their golden eyes;
deer stalker like a shadow across the open- sleeve is very short, and is uncommonly novel is With every thing that pretty bin, ing.
pretty; it is composed of blond, put on full over pe My lady sweet, arise!" There is something about these stately old of pink gros de Naples, corded with white satin; sa
alress is interspersed with mi Indeed the whole country about here is lavenues that has the effect of gothic archi- satin shells are placed between these stars, and a pia poetic ground : every thing is associated with tecture, not merely from the pretended simi
et not merely from the pretended simi band of blond edged with white satin finishes the slees. the idea of Shakspeare,
| A rich white satin sash, fastened behind in short bow, Every old cotta gelarity of form, but from their bearing the and ends which reach nearly to the ground, complete that I saw, I fancied into some resort of his evidence of long duration, and having had the dress. Head-dress, a small hat composed of per boyhood, where he had acquired his intimate xeir origin in a period of time with which
orimin in n eriod of time with which I gros de Narles; the crown is moderately high; 15 knowledge of rustic life and manners, and we associate ideas of romantic grandeur. chief of white blond net ; the ends are tacked down,
ornainented en marmotte with a small square harder to heard those legendary tales and wild super-They betoken also the long-settled dignity, the ends of the handkerchief are ornamented
mitchcraft and prou:Uy concentrated independence of pearls. The brim of the hat is cut out in the form of into his dramas. For in his time, we are told, lan ancient amily ; and I have heard a wor
tabs; they turn up, and are edged with pearl; a pearl
ornament is placed exactly in the centre of the bat it was a popular amusement in wintry even-I thy but aristocratic old friend observe, when between the tabs, and a superb plume of white os ings 6. to sit round the fire and tell merry sneaking of the sumptuous palaces of
Terny speaking of the sumptuous palaces of mo- feathers, placed on the left side, droops nearly to the tales of errant kuights, queens, lovers, lords, dern gentry, that “money could do much
chin. White kid gloves, and white satin shoes. ladies, giants, dwarfs, thieves, cheaters,
with stone and morta., but thank heaven there witches, faries, goblins, and friars."* was no such thing as suddenly building up Agriculture.-Major-general Beatson, on a farm ol
200 acres, at Knowle, Tunbridge-wells, since the year an avenue of oaks.” Scot, in his “Discoverie of Witchcraft,” enume
1813, says he has proved, that by light or shallow plough. rates a host of these fire-side fancies. "And they have
(To be concluded in our next.)
ing, in a stiff soil with one horse, without lime or dung so fraid us with bull-beggars, spirits, witches, urchins,
and without fallow, he can raise crops of whent ad elves, hags, fairies, satyrs, pans, faunes, syrens, kit with
other grain, at the expense of £5 an acre, equal or supe; the çan'sticke, tritons, centaurs, dwarfes, giantes, imps, Method of Preserving Vessels.-An American ship rior to those of his neighbours, in expense, of home, an calcars, conjurors, nymphes, changelings, incubus, now at Cowes, built with spruce and white oak, sixteen labour of cattle, of £16 an acre ! Robin-good-fellow, the spoorne, the mare, che man in years ago, has all her original timbers and planks in the
Thef ele of the Virgm, say6 a Naples are the oke, the hell-waine, the fier drake. the puckle. I most perfect state of preservation and soundness, owing! Tom Thombe, hobgoblins, Tom Tumbler, boneless, I to her having been, while on the stocks, filled up between tended by 80,000 men under arms, and the otkas and such other bugs, that we were afraid of our own the timbers with salt; and whenever she has been opened | Bishop was surrounded by the appropriate erisugins sbadowes," I for examination filled up again.
I've seen the gnawing at the mother's heart,
* l've wander'd o'er the world,
Worn with disease and pain,
I'll move no more, no more I'll seek,
My lost, lost love in vain !”
/ Then forth he drew a dagger glitt'ring bright, Oh! how her bosom throbb'd, and how her sunk eye
The blade he brandish'd to the moon's clear light, wept.
He cast his wild, his glaring eyes around.
And screaming said, with a convulsive sound,
“ Mary, my love, where'er thou'rt flown,
Hear thy dear lover's sigh,
Hear his short prayer, his piteous groan,
Oh! hear before I die!"
With that foul dagger quick he pierc'd his breast,
| His last, last call was on his Mary dear ;
He sunk beneath its deep and rankling wound,
And cried, “Oh, Mary! dearest Mary, hear !" -Re breathed upon the void, and instantly
And next the parent stock has died away:
I from the wound the blood-stain'd dagger drew, The million worlds rushed into life and light ; Thus, one by one, they're dropt into the clay,
He seiz'd 't, and many a deadly stab he gave, Until no mark was left to tell where once they grew. Beneath the Almighty eye the Heavens grew bright,
He wildly stared, convulsive shook, and soon And nature sang her song of extacy. 'Tis thou canst quench that pure exalted fire,
Yielded his life upon his Mary's grave.
That in the soul of genius burn's so briglit;
Liverpool, Oct. 4, 1820.
Thou canst not tread, and where thou hast not been ? And grace and beauty walked the illumined sky. Thy empire is the world; and there thou rul'st in might:
TO THE EDITOR. Hartal! the power is granted thee to know
But oh! to cull the best, it seems thy best delight. These holy wonders : canst thou then despise
E. J. - The soul's high thoughts, and the heart's rapturous glow, Staffordshire Potteries.
SIR,Considering the following genuine billct-dour
much too precious to be lost, your fair reader to whom - The splendours Heaven hath opened to thine eyes ?
it was addressed, earnestly solicits for it a prominent Canst thou despise what God could thus bestow,
place among “the Kaleidoscopic" archives. She knows For the world's heartless, worthless vanities?
not whence it came, but is of opinion that the post. ON THE DEATH OF MISS Doniaw, OF LIVERPOOL. Liserpool, Oct. 6.
othce sends forth epistles more distinguished by elegance and perspicuity than this amorous effusion of her un
known, love-sick swain ; who, however, she ardently Oh! she is gone! and Death hath cropt a flower,
hopes will remain for ever concealed beneath the thick TO The ediTOR. Lovely and dearly lov'd, in bitter hour;
veil of his unassuming modesty. Allowed to blossom, and awhile to bloom,
T. H. A. To be transplanted only to the tomb. $1,- If the accompanying little original piece, which Both personal and mental charms combine .
Liverpool, Sep. 9, 1820. 3 spot yet appeared in print, will be acceptable for Around her parents partial hearts t'entwine; either of your weekly publications, it is at your service; To win each willing heart with her sweet smile, The pride, the joy, the hope of each awhile ;
Miss, and if you wish it, I may possibly supply you with But to infuse more bitterness and gall
I hope you'll not take it as a liberty in my something else from time to time.
Into the cup of sorrow, drunk by all.
sending you this note, but on seeing you at the Theatre, Yours, &c.
I could not refrain from letting you know the respect I
I further remain,
P.S. Direct your answer to J. H. to be left at Post.
office until call'd for.
But, she is blest! and, though the charm is o'er, eines Sreet Rose, when the first early blush of Aurora
Liverpool, Sept. 7, 1820.
To glad the heart, the drooping circle cheer,
To fill a heartless void she may appear:
TỦ THẺ EDITOR.
The appendix to the life of William Lord Russell,
lately published by his descendant, Lord John Russell,
H. The butterfly wooes and the wild bee hums round thee,
contains a paper, for the publication of which, every The pride of the valley all-nature has crown'd thee,
man of taste, and every lover of virtue, must gratefully
thank the noble author. Prais’d, courted, and flattered, beloved, and carest.
I refer to “ The advice of William, Earl of Bedrord,
to his sons." It occupies 30 octavo pages; and more A Rase, lovely Rose! when calm ev'ning shall banish
sound, round-about sense; more correct, general Those charts, which to grace and endear thee com- Calm was the scene, and silent ev'ry breeze,
opinions, on the important subjects of manners, study, bine, Save the light murmur of a curling brook,
loyalty, morality, and religion ; 1, with confidence asAlike shall the bee and the butterfly vanish, And the sweet humming of the wearied bees,
sert, cannot be found compressed within so small a As o'er the fields their flight they homeward took.
compass. The style resembles :hat of the Essays of And Zephyr his fond adulation resign.
Sir Francis Bacon, and is entitled to admiration for the or the smile of the morn, nor her tears shall restore I slowly onward mov'd, the beaten track,
same beauties-simplicity, strength, and felicity of exThat led towards the church, my fav'rite walk, pression. I have pointed it out to you, supposing it thee, So oft the talk of visions and of ghosts,
well calculated for fillog with advantage, those pages Nor the plaint of thy nightingale wildly sung o'er thee, That o'er the yard on moonlight ev'nings stalk. of the Kaleidoscope reserved for extracts. If you have Tho' his faithful heart then alone shall deplore thee, | As musing o'er the relics of the dead,
not already become acquainted with this paper, I beg And live on the memory of all that was thine. And monument's that time had mark'd her own,
to recommend it to your perusal; and should it not From a dark tomb, I heard (the form unseen)
appear suitable for insertion in your miscellany, I know Pronounced, these words, in melancholy tone.
that, on rising from reading it, you will thank me for
having directed your attention to so great a treasure. TO CONSUMPTION. “ The winds blew high, the tempest rose,
Who can judge how far this advice of its ancestor, may I wander'd o'er the plain,
have contributed to form the character of a family, Thiou fiend! the flowers of lovliest form and hue
The lightning flash'd, the thunder roar'd, ' which, in each successive generation, has been the pride Peel the contagion of thy baleful breath:
I sought my love in vain !
of its country, and the ornameni of human nature. They droop, and then revive ; our hopes renew; “ Dread darkness mantled heaven's light:
tam, Sir, But ahl ihy blights are sure: again they fade,
. In storms of hail and rain. And all our hopes with them are laid I've sought my dearest, only love,
Your most obedient servant, Within that dark abode, the banquet-house of death. 1 And sought her, but ir, vain!