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incerta. 'Tis dangerous treating, when | killing two or three, and chasing all the

VERSES, the sword is given unto the enemies hand, rest in flight. Those sallies and frequent Sung by the sole surviver of the Crew of the

wrecked on the coast of Wales. and therefore, (her Ladyship added that allarums so diseased the enemy, that their not a man should depart her house. That works went slowly on, having been three | The storm-troubled deep howls no more from the steep, she would keep it, whilst God enabled her, weeks, and yet not cast up one mount! The blue waters dance, in their gladness; against all the King's enemies, and in brief, for ordnance. But now for their own The soft sunny gale fills the fisherman's sail,

And the elements reap new destruction in sleep, that she would receive no inore messages security, to keep off our men with their

That so lately were warring in madness. without an express of her Lords pleasure, cannon, they hasten the business, with

Poor Will saved again from the perilous main, who, she now heard, was returned from the the loss of many men's lives, compelled Beholds the green vale of his youth; Isle of Mann, and to whom she referred to do so desperate a service. It moved Cast away on the coast, no wealth can he boast, them for the transaction of the whole busi- both wonder and pity to see multitudes of Say

t e multitudes of Save a heart, where distress never pleaded in vain,

" And Anna, her love and her truth. ness, considering that frequent treaties are poor people so enslaved by the Reformers'

And blame not, ye fair, that in pleasure or care a discouragement to the souldier besieged, tyranny; they would stand the musquet,

my ; they would stanu ue muoyucus | The sailor your favours imploreth;

che as a yieldance to some want or weakness and loose their lives, to save nothing! so when the dark bounding waves he undauntedly brass within, and so the first key that commonly near are these to the times complained of where, when returning, a boon can he share, opens the gate to the enemy.

in the historian (24) Tacitus, when the Like the smiles of the maid he adoreth. To secure and confirm her answer, the world no less fears men for their vices, than | Whether plowing the seas with the favouring breeze,

Or cradled in storms on the ocean, next day being Tuesday, a 100 Foot, com. once it honoured them for their virtues. In the chill polar snow, or in India's glow, manded by Captain Farmer, a Scotchman, 19th. On Tuesday night they brought up In his day-dream of fancy fair woman he sees, a faithfull and gallant souldier, with Lieu- one piece of cannon. 20th. Wednesday! The star of his ardent devotion. tenant Brettergh ready to second him in morning gave us some sport; they then at the chill midnight hour, 'neath the sky's sulla lou',

L. ul When o'er the wide waters careering: any service, and some 12 Horse, (our plaid their cannon three shoots, the ball |

When the pitiless blast howls round the tall mast, whole cavalry) commanded by Lieutenant six pound. The first tryed the wall, which | Though drenched on his watch, by the cold briny shor's, Key, sallyed out upon the enemy; and being found proof without the least yield- Still the thought of his Sally is cheering. because the sequell of every business de- ance, or much impression, they afterwards And, oh! should he meet the proud enemy's fleet, pendeth much upon the beginning, the Cap-shot higher, to beat down pinnacles and

higher to beat down pinnacles anal For his country he'll do or he'll die;

Should he lose ev'ry spar, the red banner of war tain determined to do something that might turrets, or else to please the women that

Shall be victory's garb, or his gay wir.ding sheet; remember the enemy there were souldiers came to see the spectacle.

And his death you'll record with a SIGÉ. within, he marched up to their works with

Should the tempest awake and his bark overtake, out a shot, and then firing upon them in

(To be continued.)

When the lightnings dart forth in fierce glare; their trenches, they quickly left their holds ;

When the thunder is loud from the black bursting cloud,

Should o'er him the sea all infuriate break; when Lieutenant Key having wheel'd about,

Overwhelmed—then he hopes for your PRAYER. with his horse from another gate, fell upon

Joy hung on each lip when our stout gallant ship them in their fight with much execution.

Stood for home with the favouring breeze; They slew about thirty men, took forty

| Her wings spreading wide, o'er the blue-crested tide;

How gracefully stooping her sides would she dip, arms, one drum, and six prisoners. The

While she trod, like a giant, the seas! main retreat was this day made good by

Oh! how brave 'tis to sweep in the bark o'er the day Captain Ogle, a gentleman industrious to

Top-gallant sails proudly unfurl'd! return the courtesie which some of their

Poetry.

Uncurb'd are our souls, as the billow that rolls, party showed unto him when he was taken

With adventurous prore every land we explore, prisoner in the battle of Edge-hill. The

Our dominion-our country-the world. (ORIGINAL)

Bright sparkled each eye when “ Land” was the cry; The other passage was carefully secured by

Every hope was consentred in home: Captain Rawsthorne. Not one of ours was

A PARAPHRASE

And, crowded with sail, to the favouring gale that day slain or wounded. By the prison-I ON THE BEGINNING OF THE TWELFTH CHAPTER She rushed, with the speed of the scud o'er the sky, ers we understood the purpose of the enemy

OF ECCLESIASTES.

And bathed all her sides in the foam. was to starve the house, the commanders

Each fixed his fond gaze, to descry, through the haze,

The hills he in infancy knew; haring courage to pine a lady, not to fight “ Remember thy Creator in the days&c.

And, in fancy's gay flight, pictured scenes of delight: with her. 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th March.

When the black scowling clouds quenched the sun's The four days following passed without In youth's gay season ere those moments fly,

latest rays,

And the gale more infuriate grew. much action on either side, saving that That paint thy cheek and sparkle in thine eye ;

The birds round the mast screamed wild on the blast: the garrison gave them some night alarums. While health and vigour bless thy morn of life,

In the might of the tempest arrayed, which to some ministered an occasion of While yet unknown pale care and pining grief,

The fiends of the deep, from their treacherous sleep, running away ; to others of belying their Ere yet the generous glow that fires thy soul,

Aroused at the sound, fast marshalling round,

The war-dance of destruction displayed. own courage, that they had repulsed the Maturer age and caution shall controul, garrison souldiers, and slain thousands out | Ere time shall .each the truth of what I sing,

Now scudding, yet bold, up channel she rolled, of hundreds. 17th. On Sunday night the

Nor a sail but the foresail unfurled;
And sad experience give my word a sting,
Think on thy maker in those blooming days,

When a sea breaking in, with a cataract din, commanders under her Ladyship resolved

Rushed over her deck, and-swept from his hold Nor fail the tribute of thy early praise. to try their watches, and therefore at three

In the gulph a brave comrade was hurled ! So when the hour of trial shall draw near, o'clock in the morning, Captain Chisnall,

The oar and the coop were launched from the poop : And round thee gath’ring storms appear, a man of known courage and resolution,

It was needless what mortal could save.
When pain and grief shall rend thy lab'ring breast,

Tumultuous and dark, no form could we mark; Lieutenant Brettergh, and Lieutenant By every dire calamity opprest,

One cry'twas his last! was heard on the blast, Heape, with only 30 musketeers, issued Yet even then, when human help is vain,

The next howled o'er his billowy grave. out of the back gates, to surprise the enemy | Thy sinking soul his goodness shall sustain ;

Now beat the big rain, but it quelled not the main, in their new trenches: but they discovering Hahitual piety shall shield thy heart,

And no beacon light could we hail;

Tossed by the rude swell, our mizenmast fell, some of the light matches, ran faster than And turn aside affliction's venom'd dart :

And the foresail, to urge her speed o'er the surge, the Captain or his souldiers could pursue, Thy youth's first choice shall prove thy steady friend, Was scattered in shreds on the gale. securing their flight in a wood close by, His care preserve thee, and his power defend.

Then was the dread cry, the breakers are nigh; where, not willing to engage his souldiers

M. S. Quick, prepare, bring the ship to the wind! in unnecessary danger, he left 'em, only! Liverpool.

But, alas! a huge sea brought her down by the lee,

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And she struck the bare rock, vith a ruinous shock,

AMERICAN HUMOUR..

motion. They were neither of them feeble men. On in And no land, through the night, could we find.

endeavoured to pump, and the other to paddle; their And the billows arose, like the Alps in their shows, A We have seldom met with a better specimen of hu.

faces reddened ; and it was at last a plcasing illustration

of the doctrine of the composition of forces, to see their And burst in wild rage o'er the deck;

mour in an American work than that which we now present hands slanting diagonally ; in which line they ever after • Then crashed ever beam, then burst every seam;

hour readers. If involuntary and irresistible laughter be shook : but it was plain to see there was no cordiality in And though Hope, shrieking, fled, not a tear did we shed,

it; and as usually the case with compromises, both any criterion of merit in compositions of this description, But silently clung to the wreck.

parties were discontented. One wave, skyward whirled, o'er us thundering hurled : we may class this dissertation amongst the best we ever

3. The tourniquet is the next in importance. It deDeath rode on the brink of the steep.

remember to have enjoyed, as we were, actually, more rives its name from the instrument made use of by sur. · 0! methinks I still hear the loud rush on my ear, than once, in course of its perusal, obliged to lay down geons, to stop the circulation of blood in a limb about to And the shriek when she crashed, against the rocks the paper, in order to hold our sides. The first reading

be amputated. It is performed by clasping the hand of dashed,

your friend as far as you can in your own, and then con. was a sort of literary game of " Laugh and lay down.” And in fragments was strewed o'er the steep.

tracting the muscles of your thumb, fingers and palm,

till you have induced any degree of compression you And hard was the strife with the waters for life :

ON SHAKING HANDS.

may propose in the hand of your friend. Particular The death-cry was drowned in the gale;

(From the Boston Daily Advertiser.)

care ought to be taken, if your own hand is as hard and And my comrades brave struggled long with the wave, When doen. down they sank. One was borne on a plank,

as big as a frying-pan, and that of your friend as small Mr. Editor, -There are few things of more common and soft as a young maiden's, not to nake use of the Only one to relate the sad tale.

occurrence than shaking hands; and yet I do not recol-tourniquet shake to the degree that will force the small And my shipmates so brave toiled long with the wave,

lect that much has been speculated upon the subject. I bones of the wrist out of place. It is also seldom safe

confess that when I consider to what unimportant and to apply it to gouty persons. A hearty friend of mine, And they sank in the dark boiling swell ;

futile concerns the attention of writers and readers have who had pursued the study of geology, and acquired an With the traceless surf, for a smooth grassy turf; But the winds chanted long their requiem song been directed, I am surprised that no one has been found

unusual hardness and strength of hand and wrist, by to handle so important a subject as this; and attempt to the use of the hammer, on returning from a scientifie And the thunder pealed loudly their knell.

give the public a rational view of the doctrine and dis- excursion, gave his gouty uncle the tourniquet shake. Though no gilded tomb record their fell doom, cipline of shaking hands. It is a subject on which I with such severity, as reduced the old gentleman's finTheir mem'ry the brave will revere;

have myself theorised a good deal, and I beg leave togers to powder; for which my friend had the pleasure of And, ye fair, do not blame their last tender claim ;

offer you a few remarks on the origin of the practice, being disinherited, as soon as his uncle's fingers got well For their children distressed-your hearts tell the rest, and the various forms in which it is exercised.

enough to hold a pen. They claimed the sad boon of a TEAR.

I have been unable to find in the ancient writers, any 4. The cordial grapple is a shake of some interest. It J. S. W. distinct mention of shaking hands. They followed the is a hearty boisterous agitation of your friend's hand,

heartier practice of hugging or embracing, which has accompanied with moderate pressure, and loud cheerful

not wholly disappeared among grown persons in Europe, exclamations of welcome. It is an excellent travelling DUELLING.

and children in our country, and has unqestionably the shake, and well adapted to make friends. It is indisadvantage on the score of cordiality.

criminately performed. The following extract from Cowper's Poem on “ Cox: l When the ancients trusted the business of salutation 5. The Peter Grievous touch is in opposition to the corVERSATION,” may be acceptable to our readers, as an | to the hands alone, they joined, but did not shake them ; ) dial grapple. It is a pensive, tranquil junction. a cast andropi iate continuation of the essay on the same sub and although I find frequently such phrases as jungere | down look, and an inarticulate enquiry after your friend's ject, which appeared in No. 16, page 125.

dextras hospitio, I do not recollect of having met with health
that of agitarc dextras. I am inclined to think that the

6. The prude major and pride minor are monopolized practice grew up in the ages of chivalry, when the cum- | by ladies. They cannot be accurately described, but ** The point of honour has been deemed of use,

brous iron mail in which the knights were cased, pre are constantly to be noticed in practice. They never To teach good manners, and to curb abuse ; vented their embracing; and when, with fingers clothed

extend beyond the fingers ; and the prude major allows Admit it true, the consequence is clear,

in steel, the simple touch, or joining of the hands would you to touch them only down to the second joint. The Our polish'd manners are a mask we wear. but have been cold welcome; so that a prolonged junc

| prudc minor gives you the whole of the fore finger. Contion was a natural resort, to express eordiality ; and as And at the botton, barbarous still and rude.

siderable skill may be shown in performing these, with it would have been aukward to keep the hands unemWe are restrained indeed, but not subdued.

| nice variations, such as extending the left hand, instead ployed in this position, & gentle agitation or shaking of the right, or stretching a new glossy kid glove over The very remedy, however sure,

might naturally have been introduced. How long the the finger you extend.

practice may have remained in this incipient stage, it is. Springs from the mischief it intends to cure,

I might go through a long list, Sir, of the gripe royal impossible, in the silence of history, to say ; nor is the saw-miil shake, and the shake with malice prepense, And savage in its principle appears,

there any thing in the Chronicles de Philip de Comines, but these are only factitious combinations of the three Tried, as it should be, by the fruit it bears.

or the Byzantine historians, which enables us to trace fundamental formas already described, as the pump han'Tis hard indeed, if nothing will defend

the progress of the art into the forms in which it now dle the pendulum and the tourniquet ; the loving pat, the

exists among us. Mankind from quarrels but their fatal end;

Without therefore availing myself of the theorists, to duced in their main movements to their various combi

reach romantic, and the sentimental clasp, may be reThat now and then a hero must decease,

supply, by conjecture, the absence of history or tradi-nations and modifications of the cordial grapple, Peter That the surviving world may live in peace.

tion, I shall pass immediately to the enumeration of Grievous touch, and the prude major and minor. I Perhaps at last close scrutiny may show these forms:

should trouble you with a few remarks, in conclusion,

1. The pump-handle shake is the first which deserves The practice dastardly, and inean, and low;

on the modes of shaking hands, as an indication of chanotice. It is executed by taking your friend's hand, racters, but as I see a friend coming up the avenue, who That men engage in it compelled by force,

and working it up and down, through an arc of tifty | is addicted to the pump handle, I dare not tire my wris And fear, not courage, is its proper source.

degrees, for about a minute and a half. To have its by further writing.

name, force and character, this shake should be performed The fear of tyrant custom, and the fear

Your humble servant, with a steady motion. No attempts should be made Lest fops should censure us, and fools should sneer.

SILAS SHAKEWELL. to give it grace, and still less, vivacity; as the few in.

Saugus, Sept. 19, 1820. At least to trample on our Maker's laws,

stances in which the latter has been tried, have uniformly | P. S.-When shall we see you, Mr. Hale, among us. And hazard life for any or no cause,

resulted in dislocating the shoulder of the person, on long to take your hand. You need not fear m

whom it has been attempted. On the contrary, persons To rush into a fixt eternal state,

make use of the Peter Grievous touch, almost exclusively. who are partial to the pump-handle shake, should be at Out of the very flames of rage and hate,

some pains to give an equable, tranquil movement to Or send another shivering to the bar the operation, which should on no account be continued,

A MODERN ST. CECILIA. With all the guilt of such unnatural war,

after perspiration on the part of your friend has com The Ravenna Gazette is full of a triumph of Signora menced.

Rosa MORANDI, a celebrated singer, which she herself Whatever use may urge, or honour plead,

2. The pendulum shake may be mentioned next, as announces. She says, “ she has received permission On reason's verdict is a madman's deed.

being somewhat similar in character ; but moving, as to be publicly crowned; that she will sing with her Am I to set my life upon a throw,

the name indicates, in a horizontal, instead of a perpen- usual perfection, particularly the magnificent rondo,

dicular direction. It is executed by sweeping your which has always been received with such rapturous apBecause a bear is rude and surly? No

hand horizontally towards your friend's, and after the plause. That, according to usual custom, a golden A moral, sensible, and well-bred man,

junction is effected, according to the pleasure of the shower will fall with innumerable sonnets, paregyrics, Will not afront me, and no other can.

parties. The only caution in its use, which needs par- &c. in which admiration will be expressed in the most Were I empowered to regulate the lists,

ticularly be given, is not to insist on performing it in a beautiful verses: and after this, several cupids will de.

plane, strictly parallel to the horizon, when you meet scend, with garlands of flowers, doves and other birds ; They should encounter with well-loaded fists :

with a person who has been educated to the pump-handle and in the midst of this opera-paradise, the crown is to A Trojan combat would be something new,

shake. It is well known that people cling to forms be placed on the head of the artist. After this exhibiLet DARES beat ENTELLUS black and blue;

in which they have been educated, even when the sub- tion, this incoinparable singer will be drawn home in a Then each might show to his admiring friends,

stance is sacrificed in adhering to them. I had two splendid carriage with six horses, accompanied with

uncles, both estimable men, one of whom had been beautiful music: all the streets will be illuminated, and honourable bumps his rich amends,

brought up in the pump handlc shake, and the other had fire-works displayed in her honour; and she will retire -nd carry in contusions of his scull,

brought home the pendulum, from a foreign voyage. amidst a discharge of granades, serpents, and sky. A satisfactory receipt in full."

They met, joined hands, and attempted to put them in rockets."

Miscellanies.

THE NEW CONTINENT.

THE PATRIOT BIRD.

An old maiden lady who was a most determined

(From recent American papers.] GANDER VERSUS PIKE.

espouser of the cause of the Pretender, happened to be

possessed of a beautiful canary bird, whose vocal powers

It is a singular fact, that the newly discovered land were the annoyance of one half of the neighbourhood. A medical gentleman, with whom we happened to lin the Pacific Ocean, south of Cape Horn, has been and the admiration of the other. Lord Peterborough converse the other night, mentioned to us the following known to brother Jonathan, at least so long, that a was very solicitous to procure this bird, as a present to anecdote:-Several years ago, a farmer, who resided in 20

voyage to and from the island has actually been comple- a favourite female, who set her heart on being mistres the immediate neighbourhood of Lochmaben, kept a ted out of the port of Stonington, Connecticut. But less of this little musical wonder ; neither his Lordship gander, who not only had a great trick or wandering aim ambitious about the honour than the profit, he was con- entreaties nor his bribes could prevail, but so able a nie self, but also delighted in piloting forth his cackling har-lie

cackung hal tent, from the experience of the first voyage, to move gociator was not to be easily foiled-he took an oppor. em to weary themselves in circumnavigating their na

on quietly in the purchase of ships, which he has done tunity of changing the bird, by substituting another tive lake, or in straying amidst forbidden fields on

to the extent of seven or eight within a few months, in its cage, during some lucky moment when its vici the opposite shore. Wishing to check this vagrant ha. I all of which have ostensibly gone a whaling, but they lant protector was off her guard. The changeline is bit, he one day seized the gander just as he was about

have more probably gone a sealing. About two years precisely like the original, cxcept in that particular te to spring into the breast of his favourite element, and

ago, a ship was fitted out of this port (New York) on spect which alone constituted its value, it was a per cying a huge fishing-hook to his leg, to which was ac

shares, for “ an island unknown to any one except the mute, and had more taste for seeds than for songs tached part of a dead frog, he suffered him to proceed

captain, where seals, which had never been disturbed Immediately after this manœuvre, that battle whid on his voyage of discovery. As had been anticipated, Ibu

icipated: by man, were as tame as kittens, and more plenty utterly ruined the hopes of the Pretender took place :: this bait soon caught the eye of a greedy pike, which

6. Which chan at any other place upon earth." This was the decent interval had elapsed, when his Lordship sume swallowing the deadly hook, not only arrested the pro

language used to induce others to take an interest, the moned up resolution to call again on the old lady, in gress of the astonished gander, but forced him

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to

to possessors of the secret being rich in knowledge, but order to smother all suspicion of the trick he had plated perform balt a dozen of sommersets on the surface of

poor in purse. The ship, however, proceeded; but upon her, he was about to affect a great anxiety for the che water! For some time the struggle was most

ost was unfortunately cast away, before she reached her possession of the bird; but she saved him all Eubk amusing--the fish pulling, and the bird screaming with des destination.

on this score, by anticipating, as she thought, bis errand, all its might--the one attempting to fly, and the other When our brethren of Stonington have made as much exclaiming, “Oh! oh! my Lord! then you ax come to swim from the invisible enemy

the one as they wish by keeping the secret, we hope they will again, I presume, to coax me out of my dear lide idol, moment losing and the next regaining his centre of favour the world with some account of their discovery, but it is all in vain, he is now dearer to me than ever: gravity, and casting betwcen whiles many a rueful look It is probable the people of Newhaven have been I would not part with him for his cage full of cold at his snow-white fleet of geese and goslings, who taking

taking some guess of ihe existence of this island: they, Would you believe it, my Lord, from the moment that cackled out their sympathy for their afflicted commo

too, have been looking out for whale ships.- New York his Gracious Sovereign was defeated, the sued lille für dore. At length victory decided in favour of the fea- Mér. Adv.

I low has not uttered a single word ! !” thered angler, who, bearing away for the nearest shore, landed on the smooth green grass, one of the finest pikes ever caught in the Castle-loch. This adventure

MARINE LIFE PRESERVERS. is said to have cured the gander of his propensity for wandering: but on this point we are inclined to be a lot Wedeem the subject of the simple invention, described below, of such vast importance, that we shall rette little sceptical-particularly as we lately beard, that at

to transcribe it from the Mercury; as our two publications fall into very different hands. After harice the Reservoir, near Glasgow, the country people are in the habit of employing dueks in this novel mode of fish

incurred the expense of the accompanying engraving, none of our friends will object to our making the needs ing. We caonot, to be sure, vouch for this last fact; extensive use of it, and thus disseminating as widely as possible an invention, which, considering its simplicity but in the days of yore, hawks were taught to bring its certainty, and the immense advantages which may arise from its adoption, may be classed amongst the down woodcocks and muirfowl, and why might not a

most important of human discoveries. similar course of training enable Jucks to bring up vikes and perches ?-Dumfries Courier.

A letter from Batavia gives the following particulars of a wild woman, who had been taken in the interior of the island of Java. She does not speak, but imitates the noise of many animals. The sound of her voice very much resembles the yelping of puppies. She runs on her hands and feet, climbs trees with facility, leaping from branch to branch like apes. Birds or game rarely escape her. She appears to be about thirty years of age. It is supposed that she was separated from her friends at an early age, and has grown up among animals, and become assimilated to them in manners and habits. Unsuccessful attempts have been made to habituate her to human nourishment.

Indian Superstitions. It will be seen by the following extract of a letter from a young gentleman of this town

s Dis to one of his relations, that the horrible practice of hu. man sacrifices still prevails, even under the very nose of

. (From the Evangelical Magazine, for October.] the British capital in India. Should not something be | Annexed is the plan of a Raft, to save passengers times round on each side the bulge of the casks; risked for the sake of abolishing a custom so abominable? and sailors when a ship is wrecked, which has been ap- four small notches should be cut on each side the plank

Calcutta, 30th March, 1820.-After the Princess proved of by the Royal Humane Society. A deputation to prevent the casks shifting off the plank. DDS Charlotte left this place for Liverpool, not having much also from the Trinity House, expressed their approba- rope made fast from CC to CC, to do, I went up the country, a little above Nuddea, but tion, and voted the inventor an honorary prize, which vent the men from being washed off the plank, fixed was much disappointed in the general appearance of the he ordered to be paid to the Missionary Society, and under their arms, so as to leave sufficient room for thicon country. It is all as flat as a bowling green, and no received a letter from the late Dr. Haweis, acknowledg. | to row with their hands. EEEE, men sitting on the change whatever in the scenery; all puddy fields, jungle, ing the receipt thereof.

plank between the ropes. If the casks are large, and a beggarly village. Having heard of a frightful cere

ropes D should be drawn closer, with small cordas mony that was to take place, I am much afraid when I

EXPLANATION.

close to the ends of the casks, and one in the middle, po tell you that I went to see it, you will think me possessed A is an oak plank, nine or ten feet long, two or three as to have just room for the men to sit between of no feeling whatever ; for it was the most horrid sight inches thick, and six or eight inches broad. If a deal ropes D, and row with their hands. that can be witnessed, and I trust that I shall never see plank, it would be adviseable to bind some iron or lead A barrel containing 36 gallons will carry 360 poida such a sight again. The ceremony was that of burning with cordage to the bottom of the plank, near the ends, weight without sinking. Forty or 50 pounds will keepair two women with their dead husband. I can assure or bags of silver or gold, or any other valuable heavy man's head above water; there is no fear of overloading you I saw two women deliberately throw themselves articles, which would act as ballast, and keep the men I consider that water-casks, ropes, and planks, are ate upon the pile where their dead husband was lying, and upright, say 40 or 50 pounds weight each barrel; but 'ticles that very few ships sail without, and having immediately three men jumped upon the pile, and tied long bags made with sail-cloth, and filled with sand or means in their own power, the mariners are more like the three together; then laid two strong bamboes across coals, would be less liable to shift, or get loose. BB are to escape; and as shipwrecks more frequently hapa them, and then a quantity of reeds and wood over them, two empty barrels, or water-casks, such as would con. in the night, and at a distance from any large born after which the eldest son of one of the women set fire to tain about 36 gallons each ; if larger the better. Two assistance from land must be very uncertain. the pile, and it was instantly in a blaze, when the crowd wine pipes or butts, would do well on 12 or 14 feet plank, The only objection the inventor ever heard to made a most horrid noise, so as completely to drown any and would carry all the men that could sit on it; these plan is, that the sailors would be likely to leave the sun eries the poor creatures might make. The natives ap. barrels, pipes or butts, should not have any article put too soon ; but this is not probable, for they wo peared as much rejoiced as if they had been a set of into them that is heavy, but only very light articles, as readily leave the ship, if there were any chance of say schoolboys over a bonfire. I do most sincerely hope papers, &c. for the more buoyant the casks are, so much her; besides it would be safer for the men to sit oa that government may be induced to stop this horrible the better. These barrels must be water-proof, closely planks till the ship goes down. T. custom."

| bunged up. CCCC is a small rope, bound two or three Bixley, near Norwich.

& the

rendert

I say

The Brama.

| about, " like a Mandarin in a tea-shop,” when eh is pidity, truth, and energy equal to Mr. Vandenhoff, singing. It is a pity we had no song from him; his on this memorable occasion. I say memorable; for,

voice does not suit glees, his falcetio is not sushi. although the two first acts of Vandeuboff's Virginius TO THE EDITOR.

ciently round for the alto, in a four part glee. inay, safely fur bis fame, be buried in oblivion, the

* Blow, blow, thou mighty Wind," and " Under the three last can never be forgotten. SIR,- The favourable opinion which you were Greenwood Tree,” (particular the latter,) are very in the second scene, act fourth, Mr. Macready welspleased to express upon my last communication, good glees.- Mr. Brown's acting in the scene be-placing his daughter's head on his bosom, and encii

sapersedes an apology for handing you the follow. tween the sisters was good: the witchery of Miss cling her in his arms, appears a complete picture of ng remarks upou a performance which took place

Stephens's singing would sometimes force a glance pusilanimity; and in this mauner we are to suppose at our Theatre on Saturday last. Ou that evening, of attention, predisposed as fancy seemed to be to be parades the streets of Rome; for it is thus he Shakspeare's Comedy of Errors introduced to our I worshin at the

worship “ the Goddess of his idolatry," be, however, euters in the next scene which places him before the The boards the justly celebrated Miss Stephens, in the

sometimes repulsed the lady somewhat roughly. judgment-seat of Appius. This is one of those unicharacter of Adriana. The bouse was full, and This revival of the “ Comedy of Errors," " by ad. happy conceptions I alluded to in my notice of his 22 apparently much gratified with the novelty of the ding to the stock of those barmless pleasures that performance of this character. Mr. Macready cerles cutertainmedl.-Here, I cannot belp noticing the gladden life,” is bigbly creditable to the taste and tainly appeared the affectionate fai her: Mr. Vanden

various speculations of the persons that surrounded philanthropy of the persons who have revived it; hoff was also the affectionate fatber, but he did not me, respectiog the fitness of this play for public reland the portical emb

and the poetical embellishments are exceedingly forget he was likewise the intrepid Roman, whose presentation, on account of the difficulty of obtain proper. The poetry of Sbakspeare is alone worthy rights and liberties were secured by the protecting lag persons so much alike as to personate the two of being used, as illustrative of the great bard's laws of his country. Mr. Macready coinforted his Antipholes and Dromios as to give probability to plays.

daughter; Mr. Vandenhoff animaled her. Rejecting, the incidents: I will just observe, that no person T The moral is not very apparent; but then there is therefore, the effeminate style of playing this scene on his perfect seoses ever sat in a theatre and be.

nothing immoral in the piece; and surely there is adopted by Mr. Macready, and nobly holding his 72eved he was a spectator of scenes in real life, bow. something in laughing at the conceits that could | Virginia by the haud, he gave ineffable dignity and ver excellent the acting

delight the wind of a Shakspeare. At this re- | vigour to the speech, He, whose eves are suffused with teurs at the well presentation I was inseusibly led to compare the pre

" Come on! depicted tenderness and sorrow of the Mrs. Beverly

sent temples devoted to the histrionic art, and the Fear not. It is your father's grasp you feel. Miss O'Neill, or whose mind is intensely inte. excellent apparatus and paraphernalia which are

Come on, Virginia; rested by Kean's artful portraiture of the villany of used as auxiliaries. with the mean edifices and al.

We trust our cause to Rome and to the Gods!Pichard, or Sir Giles, in the same instant awards to most total want of all kind of scenic illustrations The next scene marked his critical attention to the bitke actor the tribute of his applause. - This would which existed when the immortal poet lived ; and a text of his author and to the feelings and situation

mat occur on the contemplation of scenes in real life; Iballformed wish rose in my mind, that he could be l of the man he represented.
Do either deep sorrow nor madly-cruel ambition are present at such a representation, and receive the in. He had not forgollen his fixed purpose
matter for aduniration.-Again, I think, in this par-
is par. cense due to his merit.-That his works may long

I shall walk along txular instance, if it were possible to have the cha. I continue to jostruct, reform, and deligbt mankind, Slowly and calmly with my daughter, thus cacters represented by persons so much alike as to land that no impious bigot or “ scurvy politician") In my hand :

er the mistakes a matter of course, the audience may abridge one sentence in his hallowed volume, 2 would be as much perplexed as the dramatis per- I are the wishes of.

Sir,

I'll walk along thus in the eyes of Rome, BOR@, and thereby loose half the mirth occasioned

Your obedient servant, and his entrance was in the genuine spirit of one by the equivoque.

Manchester, Oct. 24, 1820.

J. T. deeply sensible of his injuries, but also proudly ** This was Miss Stepheus's first appearance in the

erect in his own superiority. His appearance thus drama, in Manchester. She stoops much more than

| before the tribunal of Appius was very highly effecale did two or three years ago; but perhaps she

MR. VANDENHOFF'S VIRGINIUS.

tive and imposing, and gave great point to the speech appears to a disadvantage in comparison with Miss

of Appius, Hammersley - She has a singular custom of sp

You had better, proaching and retiring, or rather shuftling backwards This performance was in the two first acts inferior Virginius, wear another kind of carriage.

and forwards, which it is a pity she will not correct; to Mr. Macready's. It had neither the playfulness This is not the fashion that will serve you. Ser for I cannot briog myself to imagine, with Mister nor the vigour which that gentleman threw into the The reply to this was energetic and affecting in the

Clio, poor geatleman! that such specimens of art. | part. In the third act, bowever, Mr. Vaudenhoff highest conceivable degree. The strong feeling

lessuess as those he mentions in your last publication began to rise proudly pre-eminent above bis able which bursts forth in the indignant exclamation, * are beauty-spots raiber than blemishes. A whole predecessor. And it is in this precise part where “The fasbion, Appius.'” painted in vivid colours * week's extatic warbliog seems to have bereaved Mr. the character rises in tragic importance. In the fine

contempt for the lustful hypocrite, the undaunted Clio of his wits, or he surely would not have adduced scene, where Virginius is informed of the dreadful

pride and nobleness of conscious rectitude, and such an incident as ber incapability of suppressing | situation of his daughter, Mr. Vandenhoit's exer- Tastonishment that a thing so vile eveu as Appius tittering as a consideration. These are, however, tions were truly grand, and bis talents shown to

Claudius could speak or think of the fashion it rifing defects, and a thousand such would have wonderful advantage. His bursting impatience to became a man to speak in been forgotten when the syren commenced warbling hear the terrifying truth which so tardily escaped

Whose property in his own child, the offspring ter the native wood-potes wild!" "Twas then the ir- the unwilline lins of Lucius : bis amazement, on

Of his own body, near to him as is resistible potency of her skill was implicitly admitted being told that Clundius bad claimed his daughter ;

His hand, his arm-yea nearer--closer far" in the breathless silence of her audience. The full, ' his fiery indignation at the fact of bis beloved child clear stream of melody, which in the lower notes of having been disgracefully dragged as a slave through Was called in question. . ber roice she pours upon the ear, and the exquisitely the public streets of Rome; and his dreadful pur-1 The keep and appalling severity of Mr. Vanden. touching sweetness of the upper tones, added to the

poses of vengeance, so fearfully depicted on his fea-hoft's manner, at the commencement of the speech milliancy of the cadences, which, with a charın soft tures, and in the energetic grandeur of his action; | from which this quotation is made; the powerful is twilight, she thea threw around the whole, might, were all conceived in the most lofty and impassionce workings of paternal a

workings of paternal affection as he proceeded, and f beard accideotally, and in a situation similarly style.

the cuting irony with which he pronounced the last r omantic, have called forth the exclamation of Mr. Vandenhof's greatest efforts were. bow

I line, Comus,--that such strains in the scene before Appius Claudius, where his

"I pray you, tutor me," « would take the prison'd soul, “ property in his own child is disputed.” A more laid open the very soul of Virginius, and excited one ar And wrap it in Elysium."

splendid piece of acting was never witnessed. I am of those spontaneous and rapturous bursts of ap> I envy not the man who could hear it with indiffer- utterly at a loss for terms to express the admiration plaus", which are said to be of such rare occurrence iesce.

excited by the superlative genius and powers dis- at Liit rpool, that the first tragedians of the day have She was twice encored; in the second song, and played in this arduous part of the tragedy. The been scouraged by the absence of this exhilarating in that beginning" By the simplicity of Veuus' usual phrases, great, original, discriminating, &c. stimull ot to exertion, doves."

inadequately describe tbe paralizing truth and vi. The fifth act, wherein Virginius appears bereft of Miss Hammersley sung her first song extremely / gour with which be depicted the various and con- reason, was played with great feeling and judgment, vell, but the second was miserably flat. The upper tending passions; which, raising to a godlike emi. The abstractedness necessarily attendant on this Stones of this lady's voice are exceedingly good; but nence the agonized subject of them, scemed to aberration was finely depicted and ably supported

I do not think she takes sufficient pains to improve wither and almost annibilate by their electrifying throughout the whole of these painful and arduous aerself in science. I hope she will not fall in influence the base and licentious invaders of his do. scenes. iuve with the beauty-spots named above, and there mestic peace and honour. Many actors would ex- To have quoted particular passages from a per. will then be hopes of her being as good a singing hibit with equal force some of the dreadful passions formance, the whole of which displayed the nicest

actress as Mr. Larkin is a singing actor. Would to which tore in pieces the lacerated soul of Virginius : discrimination aud tbe purest taste, may appcar on- God, this gentleman would leave off rolling his head I few could have depicted the whole of them with a ra. I necessary; but I should have done violence iv my

mised

ostume of the

feelings, had I not adverted to those that I have par. the globe on the shoulders of Atlas. Thus, although the corsage is cut low round the bust; it fastens bebind. ticularly noticed. It is to be lamented that the play-spire was intended, as others are, to point towards heaven, and the back is full; the bust is ornamented with going part of our population cannot be indulged with are these two huge bodies piled upon it, as if to say, la fulness of white satin, and tast a repetition of this performance before the final se- | hefore the nel “thus far shalt thou aspire, and no further.” At the rith nearle. the cha

with pearls; the shape of the front is formed by a cession of this distioguished actor from our theatrical

top is a large cross, after the fashion of the arms of a
windmill, all sides alike. The propriety of a cross I will

white satin stomacher, cressed with bands of gree company. Had Virginius been brought forward at

de Naples wreathed with pearl; a pearl button is an earlier part of the season, as the tragedy of Brutus weathercock, not only from its lighter appearance on a I placed is the middle of each band, and it termi. was last year, the merits of the actor, and the dis- delicate spire, but that, by assuming a variety of posi- | nates with a double scollop at the bottom of the cernment and spirit of the town would have secured tions, a sort of novelty of appearance is given to the waist. A broad white satin sash is disposed in folds to the managers their best reward.

whole: besides, it lets the good folks know “which round the waist, and tied in a bow and long ends way the wind blows.” As I have already paid a consi- behind; the sleeve is a mixture of wbite satio and derable sum towards the erection of this church, al: Igros de Naples, the first disposed in irregular pats, though it will to me only be as an ornament, I call

the last forming bands of a very novel and pretip Correspondence.

upon some of our spirited townsmen to solicit the re-
moval of both these prominent defects, and the sub.

form; they are intermixed with pearl; the sleere stitution of something more accordant with the lightness

is the usual length.-Hair dressed in light losse TO THE EDITOR. and proportions of the building.

W.

ringlets, and much divided on the forehead; the

hind hair dressed low-Head-dress, a full garland Sır,--A French gentleman, who is said to have

of damask roses, placed rather far back on the received a liberal education, and who is a professor

Natural History.

crown of the bead. White salin sboes, and white of his native language in this town, contends that

kid gloves. the following phrase is correct :

Interesting Vegetable Phenomenon. The ash tree,

which is this year unusually full of fruit or seeds, com“ Mes tres chers père et mère.”

To Correspondents. monly called keys, will be found worthy the attention

of those who are fond of the curiosities of nature. The But as such a mode of expression, violates every pod of the fruit is in shape like a bird's tongue, having

P-N's story, which we thought we bad before acknow rule of concord, I have hitherto seen, I cannot per-only one cell that coutains a seed of the same shape.

ledged, is too long for the scanty incidents it contais;

neither can we conceive that his hero possesses the ceive its propriety; and therefore I request that By, opening the pod carefully with a penknife, the umbílical cord will be found running from the stalk to the

claims to immortality with which P. invests him : 1 some one of your correspondents who is a critic in upper end of the fruit, where it enters to convey the

cannot surely be for his penchant for drinking and

bull-baiting, which is recorded in the tenth verse that language, will inform me if it be warranted nourishment to the germ, in which (on opening from the either by the decisions of the French Academy; or reverse end,) will be found the future tree, so formed

LATAOM HOUSE.-The interesting details of the Is both in trunk and leaves, as not even to require the ab

morable siege of Lathom House, the commet! by the authority of any acknowledged French sistance of magnifiers to see the perfect plant. I am not

ment of which will be found in our present nunta Classic.

W.
aware of any other kernel that affords so distinct a re-

will probably occupy a portion of our two sucesine November 4th, 1820. semblance of its parent; or that this circumstance has

numbers, and will temporally interfere with me been noticed to the public in any work.-Phillips on

other communications already noticed, and intesdal Botany

for our columns. TO THE EDITOR.

The story of the “ Devil Outwitted," although it might : Fashions for November.

gratify some of our readers, would displease manj SIR,-1 was extremely glad to see a letter in your

more. last sigued . P. respecting an amateur play; and WALKING DRESS.-A round dress, composed of some of the youths of Liverpool will not soffer this

The anagrams of COLLECTOR, together with several poplin : the bottom of the skirt is finished with a season to pass away as they have the last two, with

similar bagatelles, are in reserve for the Chines out a renewal of this truly laudable undertaking. full rouleau of satin to correspond ; over this is a

holidays. There is not an Institution in town which is not out

ing: trimming composed of plaitings of double gauze cut
bias, and disposed in a scroll pattern; the plaited

aited ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH.-Without assunte ! of funds, particularly the Dispensary, and although

knowledge of architecture, or making any prease edge is covered with satin piping ; a rouleau of they cannot all be aided by our endeavours, still it

Contignated Wine

to taste in the fine arts. we had anticipated W.22 satin, somewhat smaller than tbat at the bottom, is will assist some Institution or other and be credita

judgment he has passed upon the clumsy effect of the ; ble to the town. Through your medium I shall be placed above this trimming. The corsage is made

bulky ball and cross by which this beautiful faster high, with a small collar, which sits rather close to

has been recently surmounted. Our corresponde alle glad to hear from any your correspondents, and in

the neck. Epaulette, composed of satin in the form whose letter was sent to us early last week, will pe the mean time am yours truly,

:

ceive that some change appears to be in contemplate: of a wing; there are two double folds, one a little J. H. P.

smaller than the other. The bottom of the long from which we are led to conclude that the heart,

sleeve is finished with three parrow satin rouleaus, pearance of those intended ornaments has occurred TO THE EDITOR. disposed to form points in front of the arm. The

those whose reputation is more immediately camera pelissee worn over this dress is composed of gros de

in the completion of this noble pile. SIRÇIn admiration of the beautiful Spire of St. | Naples, of a siugular but very beautiful colour, D's lines to ELLEN in our next. Michael's Church, I had determined to suppress some something between a lilac and a purple ; it is observations on what I considered to be blemishes in other wadded, and the skirt is made pretty full ; the body

We have to notice also M.T.-SABAH-A. L-ASparts of that magnificent and well-built structure ; J is tight to the shape; the waist, which is of a mo.

HENRICUS. which I proudly hailed as the finest architectural orna-lderate length, is ornamented at bottom by a kout THEATRICAL CRITIQUES.-Our CONSTANT ment of our town. I had determined not to notice the heavy entablature over the pillars at the east end, withof ribbon. The pelerine is of the same material

ER is informed, that the theatrical season being out an urn or ornament to relieve its sombre massiness

as the pelisse ; it is rounded behind, conjes only 10 near the close, he will have a long respite the -having the appearance of a stone coffin, and raised

the point of the shoulder, and tapers dowu in front
the point of the shout

critiques for which he seems to have so little reliste higher than the other part of the wall, on purpose, ap- in a maover very advantageous to to

| in a mapper very advantageous to the shape. The parently, to introduce into the descent two miserably long sleeve is rather tight to the arm ; it is finish

Printed, published, and sold flat scrolls or figures of s, which bear no affinity whated at the wrist with a very full trimming of gros de

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. ever to any other part of the building; and the whole Naples to correspond. The half-sleeve is very full, forming a striking contrast to the airy and elegant front. and of a novel and pretty form, and is extre

Liverpool Mercury Office. I anticipate in answer to this, an overwhelming account

Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; More of masonic proportions and orders, clouded in all the novel and striking; it goes round the bottom and

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; , obscure technicality of the ancient art-But I daim up the fronts of tbe pelisse, and also encloses the

Smith, Paradise-street : Mr. Warbrick: the privilege of judging, by an untutored perception of pelerine_Head-dress, a

| pelerine-Head-dress, a bonnet composed of the Library, Lime-street; Mr. G. P. Day, Ne beauty; and I contend, that if in dearth of invention same material as the pelisse, and lined with white Dale-street; Mr. Lamb. Hanover-street ; anu we assume the style of the great masters, whose works satin. The brim is very large; it is finished at the John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready nunca are now mouldering amidst the fallen grandeur of Greece edge with gauze to correspond; the crown is mode- For the information of our distant friende and of Rome, we ought at least, whilst we imitate their rately high, and is ornamented with a full bouquet leave to state that the Kaleidoscope may now! beauties, to abandon their defects. These would have l of Bowers made of feathers, whtch corresponds with the following agents. passed unnoticed; but the finishing of the spire, otherwise a finely proportioned structure, bas elicited these the bonnet.- Limerick gloves, and boots the colour | London, Sherwood and Co. | Warrington, Mr. Harra

Dublin, J. K. Johnston & Co. Preston, Mr. few remarks. We have, Sir, a crown stone, or capital, of the pelisse.

Manchester, Mrs. Richardson. Stoke, Mr. To of prodigious size; and which, placed upon what seems

EVENING DRESS.- A white gros de Naples

Stockport, Mr. Dawson. the slenderest part of the spire, without any intervening round dress, ornamented at the bottom of the

Leeds, Mr. Dewhirst. flowerwork or tracery, as at the top of St. Thomas's. skirt by a broad band of bias wbite satin, disposed Bolton, Mr. Kell. appears as if perched upon a pivot. So close to this stone. J in deep plajts; this is surmounted by three white Hull, Mr. Perkins. that it almost appears resting upon it, we have a ball, like I satin rouleaus, which are wreathed with pearl. The Lancaster, Mr. Bentham

lau, Castle-street; Mr. The

G. P. Day, News,

our distant friends we beat leidoscope may now be had

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Hanley, Mr. Allbut. Wigan, Messrs. Lyon Ormskirk, Mr. Garside. Blackburn, Mr. Rogersa Northwich, Mr. Kent

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