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· f'is ; " Hear," "hear,"resounds from all sides, whilst
be assures the company that be joins in the triumph, The Athenians held oysters in great esteem. They
and has not a doubt that the man they have were not common 'at Rome, and consequently fetched
[Written for the Kaleidoscope.)
closeu will do honour to their town; with as ipucla there a very high price ; yet Macrobius assures us, that
gravity and energy as he yesterday wade use of, the Roman pontifts never missed to have them on their
when informing bis auditors, that upon their choice Rasbles. From the fourth century to the reign of Louis
of hini depended their rights and liberties." This the Fourteenth, they were nearly forgotten ; but they
“And whistled as he went, for want of thought.”. is a very general mode of seeking bappiness; aüt 2000 came again into vogue, and from that time bave kept up their reputation. Gastronomers we know, can
Bloomfield. who will affirm that such characters are guided by “ Thoughts! what are they?
their reason. * cao swallow three or four dozen before dinner, and then
att h ans sit down to eat heartily, and perhaps better than if they They are my constant friends;
Is it then the case, that the world is at such bad abstained from them. They clear the stomach of Who, when harsh Pate his dull brow bends, great pains to procure happiness, and yet entirely Boncidental phlegt, increase the gastric juices, and by Uncloud me with a single ray;
beglects the source from which it springs? Here is beir natural coolness, condense the air which may be And, in the depth of midnight, force a day.". la "mau' of fasbion," 'who has spent so much time fixed in the organs of digestion. When good they are
in learniug the art of concealing his feelings'; but bolesone, but poisonous when bad.--Tabella Ciboria.
who cannot altogether disguise the emptiness of his When we reflect that the pursuit of every indivi- brain. A single glance is often enough to convince REVERSE OF FORTUNE.
dual in the world is happiness, and look with an you that he has no means of furnishing himself with
attentive eye at their actions ; it is almost impossi. pleasure, without being in some degree dependadt When Amer, who had conquered Persia and Tartary, ble not to experience feelings bordering upon coo- opon others; and by the fuppery and precision of was defeated by Ismail, and was taken prisoner, he sattempt ; because every intelligent individual has, so his dress, he tells you that he is foolish enough to on the ground, and a soldier prepared a coarse meal to to speak, a fountain within himself, from which, suppose, that others pay as much attention to it, appease his hunger. As this was boiling in one of the without the assistance or observation of others, he and to himself, as he does : he cannot retire into pois used for the food of the horses, a dog put his head cao draw continually, supplies of bappiness; aod bimself, and draw forth “ creatures at his bidding;" into it; but, from the mouth of the vessel being too yet from which the mass of mankind turn away, to leave him by himself, and he soon exposes the va.. mall, be could not draw it out again, and ran away
X seek for pleasure from sources whence it CAODOT be cancy of his miod, by breaking out into a wbistle, with both the pot and the meat. The captive monarch burst into a fit of laughter; and one of his guards de
nie cuards desso innocently purchased; nr, if at all to be ob- humming a lune, or adjusting his cravat. This is a manding what cause upon earth could induce a person tained, so enthusiastically enjoyed.
very common character. his situation to laugh, he replied, “ It was but this Observe witb the least attention, the countenances Eveu of those who are got of 80 contemptible a norning the steward of my household complained that of any number of individuals, promiscuously taken; cast, who spend their leisure hours in reading; 700 camels were not enough to carry my kitchen furni- of how many will the mere lo
of how many will tbe mere look, the vacant un bow few, comparatively, who relaia any of the ideas We, how easily is it now borne by that dog, who hath meaning countenance say, “I pever think.” lodeed of the authors in their original purity! Many read nezied away both my cooking instruments and dinner.”
the avowed aim of a great part of the world, is to and admire a beautiful poem ; but the pleasure they drive thought away; although it is capable of pro- derive from it is similar to that wbich we receive ducing tbe must ingoceat pleasure, at a very cheap from hearing a fine musical performance; the melody rate,
of the sound, the harmony of the notes, and the DANCES OF OUR ANCESTORS.
· Here is a gentleman, determined to enjoy himself; modulation of the tone, produce a soothing, or cog
and in search of enjoyment, rides away like one trary effect on the mind, but yet leave no new ideas TO THE EDITOR.
possessed, at full gullop, and at tbe risk of break-behind them; do not eolarge the soul, or cultivate ing bis owo and horse's neck, after a pack of hounds. the understanding; it pleases the ear, but produces
What animation in that countenance, which is gene- no lasting effect on ihe mind; it occasions no Six Dancing was an almost daily amusement in rallu aun
rally as pomeaning as that of the beast be rider! thought; and is. (though it is unfashionable to he court of Elizabeth : the Queen was peculiarly fond
What exertion and irritation! and for what he is think so) consequently unproductive of lasting this exercise, as had been her father, Henry the Sighth; and the taste for it became so general during
about to enjoy, the pleasure of being in at the pleasure. The apophthegm, “ that books are not a reiga, that a great part of the leisure of almost
death" of a fox or a harmlens hare. What “excellent intended to supersede the necessity of thought, but Fery class of society was spent (and especially on days
spirit!" what " glorious fua!" What an exalled to furnish matter for ibinking," is now reversed; e festivity) in dancing..
amusemeot for a rational being to partake of! And few, comparatively speaking, remember what they
. To dance elegantly was one of the strongest recom. I can this jodeed be the case ! is there so much plea- read: of a poem, they will recollect the plot; but mandations to the favour of her Majesty; and her cour. sure to be experienced, in witnessing the agouies of a thuse bold or delicale touches, which constitute the bers, therefore, strove to rival ench other in this pleasing dying beast? If so, might it not be purchased at life, energy, and beauty of poetry are forgotten; and, sccomplishment, nor were their efforts, in many in a much easier rate, by his shooting one of the “yelp- instead of presenting themselves to the imagination, boca, unrewarded. Sir Christopher Hatton, we are ing pack" that guide big! No; this is not the io and exhilaratiog the mind on future occasions, serve old, owed his promotion, in a great measure, to his teution. He is perhaps a feeling sort of a man, and ouly to provide a momentary enjoyment; which till in dancing; and, in accordance with this anecdote,
would really feel some pain to see a dog or a barecau but be prolonged by turning with the voracity brey opens his “ Long Story," with an admirable de aiption of his merit in this department, which, as
killed in cold blood : but the animation of the of a tiger from book to book, and thus gorging iba taining a most just and excellent picture, both of
scene; the amusement which the "sport" affords mind, without addiog to the stock of ideas, or prothe architecture and manners of the days of good bim, takes away the little humanity he possesses in caring any lasting benefit., Queen Ben," as well as of the dress and agility of the his cooler moments; and thus bis happiest, or, ra- The man who has learut to ibink, although he Knight, I, with pleasure, transcribe. Stoke Pogeis, ther, bis only happy hours, are spent in the chase. frequently, passes with the world for a melancholy he scene of the narrative, was formerly in the possession Let us see what this brood of idlers is about being, is susceptible of pleasures, of the intensity of the Hattons."
And pray who is that gentleman addressing them and delicacy of wbich the generality pf mankind
with so much earnestoess? With what animation seem to have no conception. He rau enjoy be 4 Ia Britain's Isle, no matter where,
be speaks! and how frequently the words, “ My company of men, whose converse will improve, in An ancient pile of building stands;
country;" "My conscience ;and “My God," em. struct, or amuse him, though without a companions The Huntingdons and Hattons there
bellisb bis address : his eyes seem ready to start out for him, “ the desert blossoms with the rose,” he Employed the power of fairy hands.
of his head, with the vehemence of his passion. Ands innumerable pleasures at his control; and bas # Po raise the ceiling's fretted height
Surely be is addressing his hearers upon a subject no occasion for those ingegious contrivances to Each papnel in achievements clothing,
of the greatest importance. Oh no! merely an " pass away time," upon which the happiness of mo Rich windows that exclude the light,
election business. 'He wishes to obtain the civic large a portion of the world depends. The ruined And passages that lead to nothing.
chair, which, in his opinion, is the only step to his abbey, the work of an age long passed by, is adnaired
complete bappiness. But his opponent must surely by the architect, on account of the beauty of its u full of vithin the spacious walls
be a man who would, he is convinced, hurt or ruin style, or the grandeur of its proportions; and even When he had fifty winters o'er him,
his county; be talks with so much earnestoess about of the most Thoughtless, there are but few who do My grave Lord Keeper led the brawls;
« preserving their rights and liberties," apd so forth, not, upon beholding it, experience some mysterious The seal and macés danced before him.
that he, at least, must consider them in danger. feelings, with the nature of which they are upac* His bosby beard, and shoe-strings green,
Nothing of the sort. You must know little of the quainted, and for which they cannot account. The His high-crowned hat, and satin doublet, world, to argue thus, He differs not ope degree man who is accustomed to seek for pleasure, by Moved the stout heart of England's Queen, from his opponent, either io politics or principle. holding communion with himself, lives " amidst bis Tho' Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it." Let us change the scene. Here is a very joyous own creations ;" and he once more peoples it with
party of three or four hundred; not a countenance the mortals whose bones now rest beneath its shade; N. B.If you think so far worth inserting in your
which does not speak its owner satisfied. They are without the aid of the wand of fairies, or the ma. mest Kaleidoscope, I will finish it next week.
met to celebrate the election of the man, who suc- gician's spell, he calls up the spirits that once iuba. W. H. B. cessfully opposed our orator, But stop; there be bited the sacred spot, The organ again echoes
through the vaulted aisles; the “ pealing anthem" to be numbered with tbe most usefal of domestic to your useful and interesting miscellany, is to or solemn dirge seems again to resound through the animals, and that we are even iodebted to tbem as roborate the warning voice raised by the cathore lovely pile; the sandaled monk, and the veiled aum; some of our kindest benefactors. Sume say, love the article alluded to, relative to the Japete the mitred abbot, and the venerable pilgrim, with me love my dug; l'say, love me love by cat; and properties of Coke, when used in close and confined all their “ pomp and circumstance," pass in rapid I hope, therefore, when you write or when you speak apartments. succession before him ; und he is transported back of them again, you will never terin thea inferior The old race who were living when the Biela from the period in which he lives, to those days for animals. I will not conclude without being very choly event happened, ale mostly gone to their last ever passed, when these characters actually existed ; candid with you; and, therefore, you must know, bome; and by the next generation it has been for he eaters into their views and feelings, and becomes, though I have been very angry with you, and al. gotten. This revival of the Darrative may be for a moment, what they appear to have beeo. It is templed to be very severe, I think it is almost tuu I possibility, preserve others from a similar fate." true, such illusions speedily pass awny; but they bad; for I really like you because, thougb you Lirerpool, 201h Dec, 1820. leave behind them feelings of the most exalted and woforluuately term them ioferior animals, yet you refined description; and although sucb characters appear fond of them, as well as myself; and I admire To Correspondents. are frequently laughed at by the world, as melan- the manly spirit with whicb you seem disposed to choly and enthusiastic, they, on the other hand, Ivok defend them from ruffian cut-worriers.
SELECTOR is entitled to our thanks for the readines upon the bulk of mankind with pity, rather than I remain, Sir, your categorical servant,
he has expressed to contribute to our series of cho contempt; and objects of pity indeed they appear
TABITHA TORTOISESHELL. selections, under the head GLEANER; a departure to be to any one who is capable of enjoying those | December 30, 1820.
of our work upon which we set such value, that
would not willingly dispense with it, even to sure innocent pleasures, that are strewed on his path
its place with an equal quantity of original male through life; and which he finds to be not the less
A FLAGGING TRADE.
however valuable. The collection of such annet delightful, because geuerally despised, or little
and, instructive extracts comprehended in a series kuowo.
the volumes of the Kaleidoscope, will be more than SIR, — As you are always ready to listen to
quently reverted to than any other department de
work. It has been often observed, that reading a Correspondence. the complaints of the poor, I have been encou
accompanied with occasional transcription of select raged to lay my case before you, which, I am sure
sages or memorable facts into a commod-place berlin 10 THE EDITOR.
you will allow is a hard one. My trade is that of fails in its principal aim, which is not mere ammen, SIR, You can scarcely imagine with what curio. a shoe-maker, in wbich 1 have been engaged for 30 but an extension of the spbere of our knowledge and sity my mind was filled when, in perusing the Notes | years; and though I have bad to support a wife and experience. Few persons, however, will be at the pain to Correspondents in your last Kaleidoscope, of the five children, I was always able to make a decent requisite to form such a collection, for themselves a s 26th inst. my eye was attracted by the conspicuous appearance at church, and to give appearance at church, and to give an unbought
their reading resembles the journey of a traveler,
drives through a country, either in the night tine, words “Cruelty to inferior Animale." I naturally vote at an election. But my business has lately been
with his carriage blinds closed. There are not expected to find it relating to rats, or mice, or toads, talling oft, owing to the modern prac falling off, owing to the modern practice of Aagging
works, consisting entirely of such selection o or such like animals, which to us seem, indeed, in the para pets of the streets, instead of paving them with which we should wish to store our Gleane; ferior, as being apparently, oot only useless, but with rough sharp-pointed stones, as formerly ; 'and
Curiosities of Literature and Mr. Soutbey's Omnia plagues ; jadge then, Sir, my surprise when I found one of my best custonjers told me the other day, are of the number; and, in our estimation,
d it referred to that useful and dumnestic animal the that where he used to wear two pair of shoes, he value than almost any other works of corresponde CAT. I really, Sir, was so shocked, that for the mo. now only wears one. And this, Sir, is not my only bulk. Our readers who view this subject in the meut I thought I could never forgive you, and all grievance; for you must know that I had acquired
light as ourselves, will have no objection to our an most vowed I would never read your Kaleidoscope great reputation for my great reputation for my skill in 'cutting corns, by
them the trouble of transcribing the most memit again, although hitherto it las so much ioterested which means I was 'enabled to add a few shillings
passages of esteemed works, and depositing the
our Gleaner, ready for their ready references me. But as I hope in these few lines to excite in every week to my little income ; but this resource,
future time, by the help of the index appended at you the wholesome feeling of repentance, aod to Sir, is nearly gone ; for my customers say, that by
volumes. For these reasons, we shall most vi inake you bow to the opinion of a young female in contriving to walk ouly in the flagged streets, they
avail ourselves of the profered aid of SELECIOLT favour of the tabby race, for the present I waive such suffer little pain from their corns, and hope soon to
Don Juan.-The Don Juan of Lord Byron Bo a dreadful resolution. I fiod, however, in my at. be relieved from them altogether. Unless something
favourite with the public, notwithstanding the tempt to correct your most uopardonable mistake, I is done to put a stop to this useless innovation, it is
sive carelessness exhibited in its composition, I am losing sight of a far worse enemy of the felice obvivus one half of the trade will soon be obliged to
strange jumble of pathos and bathos, and a species--the wretch who could so cruelly aud bru. quit their awl, and take refuge in a workhouse, or, - - much greater importance, its occasional group tally ill use them. I only wish, Sir, in the house he if they persist in their present occopation, they must The peculiar construction of the verse afforda! lives in, ou cat may ever kill a rat, and that he may inevitably come to poverty at the last.
latitude to the writer, that it will probably because I be pestered to death with swarms of such agreeable
s'Your humble servant,
precedent to many an irregular genius, whose visitors ; perhaps his affection for this race may be
THOMAS PINCHER. too flighty or capricious to be kept down to the
No. 20, Cable-street, 26th Dec. 1820. so great, he is only spiteful to cats for the bavoc they
Having in our “mind's eye” the test of Molice, make amongst theni. But, Sir, with regard to the
read over to a shrewd and ancient female domestic cat, what animal can be such an amusing
TO THE EDITOR.
the first canto of Liverpool, which will be and entertainiag companion for single ladies? Whal The article in your paper of the 19th ult. (Dec. in our poetical department; and as the old can be more pleasing than to witness their gambuls 1820,) headed “ COKE," reminding me of the me
laughed heartily at certain passages, and 1 with our halls of cotton and worsted, as we are bu- lancholy fate of an entire family, who were said to
could not avoid joining in the laugh, we coton sied in the long winter evenings, uninterrupted by bave perished from a very similar case, induced me
that our readers would laugh too; and the the troublesome intrusions of men whose only er. to make farther inquiries from
decided upon its publication. The writer who
M. A. Y, the intelrands are to deceive us, not to become possessed of ligent old gentleman from whom I had heard of the
bles as he tells us in a very gay mood, I our hearts as io olden times, but of our purses.
ceive that we have taken an occasional liberty ! To catastrophe.
him : for instance, we have lopped on his view thens sitting befure the fire on our footstools, It seems that about forty years since, a family of toe we had written, but we mean his) their very countepaoces speaking as they sing and labouring people resided in a cellar under a house
which now and then occurred in the sense par to us during the ceremonies of the tea table ! uear the bottom of Stanley-street. At the rear of
French " pour.” In taking our leave of hin, to mark their fidelity as tbey follow us up and down their subterranean dwelling there stood a lime kilo;
must express our wish to see the promised cont stairs, from room to room, and even into the gar and some bricks in the wall beiog looge, and the
tion of his whimsical piece; not doubting that den and lages, as miue do! What can evince greater wiod setting full upon the house, it filled the cellar
will see the propriety of avoiding those fauls courage, or present a more appalling appearance 10 with the noxious va pour, and the entire family,
which not even the beauties of Byron can alene an approaching enemy than when we behold them
the estimation of a correct mind. La said to consist of five persons, perished. It is said erecting their backs and swelling out every hair with that a dog met its death that night, wlulst a cat was
| NEW DISPENSARY.-The letter of A SUBSCRI an importance that at once equals or exceeds all found alive..
arising out of that of JUNIUS inserted in our that is terrific or grotesque, when disagreeable gentle. According to the recollection of some elderly
publication, shall be given next week. men evter our rooms with their odious dogs! 10 people, those persous all perished just in the atti.
| HISTORICALQUERIES.--We have been favoured short, Sir, what can display greater strength or trac:iudes in wbich they had gone to sleep, without any
two replies to the historical queries contained in tability. than when they are viewed su triumphantly sigos of having struggled, or any marks of their
last; and shall probably select the shorter one charioteering the celebrated Mr. Usher in bis comic | features having been convulsed by the Agonies, or we shall give an explanation to se. N. in our te
publication. i Jiute
r i agd wondrous evolution! When, in addition to all I more properly, the process of death. this, we find them our best protectors froin the hor. The lime kiln is said to bave stood about a dozen
Further Acknowledgments. - A SUBSCRIBERA rors and depredations of the most noctious vermin, l yards from the building; and was removed after this
| WELL-WISHER. W.M.P.-Edo.H. STOR i will maintain that they are entitled to oor highest deplorable consequence arising from its vicinity. admiration and our constant care; that they deserve The only object for preparing this small tribulel Liverpool: Printed and published by E. Smith a
unter No. 29.–New Series.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1821.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1821.
Resh Original Essay. ash, tearing up the creeping vine-sprouts, and am
Punus interim putating the useless sciops of the apple-trees : he Procedit : sequimur: ad sepulcrum venimus ; No. IV.
approached him, and requested to know why he de- | In ignem imposita'st: fletur: Interea hæc soror,
stroyed so much of what was luxuriant and beauti. Quam dixi, ad flammam accessit imprudentius, ME ON THE AFFECTIONS OF THE MIND. ful in leaf and bough? That my land may be trium
Satis cum periclo. Ibi cum exanimatus Pamphilus
Bene dissimulatum amorem, et celatum indicat. . (Written expressly for the Kaleidoscope.) and open, be replied, and my vines and olives more
| Adcurrit: mediam mulierem amplectitur : fruitful. The Thracian departed after bestowing al Meas
5. Mea Glycerium, inquit, quid agis ? cur te is perditum ?
profusion of thanks, and under the joyful convic-Tum illa, ut consuetun facile amorem cerneres, 33." It is our trick; nature her custom holds, SEX G. Let shame say what it will; when these are gone,
tion that he had now acquired a thorough knowledge Rejecit se in eum, flens quam familiariter.” The woman will be out." Shakspeare. of the management of the viueyard. But he bad
Andrea, Act 1. Scene 1. ao sooner got home, than be set to work with the It was the fate of Herodes Atticus, an Athe
Virgil, the most sensitive of poets, has probably pruning-hook, extirpated the most bealthy of lais en dian of Consular diguity, to lament the death of a
y of his excelled all others in painting the tender affections
olives and vines, and mixed all in one commou of the heart. The fourth book of the Æneid, which wag, and dear friend, whom he bad lost in Greece.
ruin, without distinction of briar, bramble, or the i kis grief he was incessantly annoyed by the
describes the impetuous love of Dido, a love whichi most valuable of his fruit-trees. When it was too se empertigeut sophistry of a stoic, who contended
could wilber all the kindly feelings of the heart, and late, be saw and confessed with a sigb, that his bat it was heveath the diguity and wisdom of a
which could drive its victim to distraction and selfunskilful bands had converted the land of the murder, is undoubtedly the most pathetic and * Hi han to give way to the feelings and passions of
cypress and myrtle, of the cedar and vine, into a tature. The reply of the mourner was dignified
| highly-finished piece of poetry that ever was pre
barren waste, which formerly enlivened, but now I sented to the world. He who can read it without * Ad elegant. No man, he said, who felt and acted
chilled the beart of the gazer. Thus do those feeling his heart throb within him from in edip to natare, could be totally devoid of tbe pas
ho wish t E as gous rud affections of the heart: that the griefs,
ppear tranquil, intrepid, and emotion, may possess some of those qualities in
immoveable amidst the joys and misfortuves of TEE Rhe desires, tbe fears, and the joys of mortals, were
common with his fellow mortals, which entitle. him
life; they may have subdued the rough as well as er lo much the causes of their happiness as of their
to the appellatiou of human, but I should doubt the kindly feelings of the soul, so as neither to weep, I much, if such an one could drop a tear over the unisery; and that even if it were possible to tear
desire, por rejoice; but they sink dowu to the grave grave of a mother, a sister, or a lover; if he could is then from our breasts, it would be hurtful, if not
unpitied, uplamented, uuenvied, after a life spent in | kindle into indignation at a tale of wrongs ; molt osteoartimisel to do so ; for that the mind would then
cold and heartless monotony. prither aud decay, being deprived of the natural ex.
into pity at one of sorrow; or if he could depart
It is in the feelings and passions of men that the from the cold path of apathy at the sacred call of se cilement of the affections. Philosophers who are
language of poetry loves to revel, and it is by their in- friendship. Such an one may mask his heartless. me it. Aut in the mist of scepticism may devy, but others,
tense descriptions of these that poets have delightedness under the pompous, but abused uame of the price and by far the greater part maniotain, that those
and electrified their readers. Who possesses a heart philosopber; but let us hope that a philosophy, er saotiuus to which almost all men are more or less
so cold as not to be fired at Hamlet's bursts of indig- which tends to convert the milk of human kinduess Subject, and which only becoine faulty when exces
vation and grief at the murder of his father? Who lipto corrodiog gall, and to blast tbe noblest passions eve, are interwoven witb the noblest and most ar
has a soul so firm as not to be shaken with his com- and affections of the heart, will soon perisb from - deut energies of the mind. They may be too luxu
parison of his own dulness on so terrific an occasion, l amongst us, and, “ like the baseless fabric of a vi= piant, and like the trees of the orchard, may require
with the fictitious yet eloquent grief of the player, sion, leave not a wreck behind.” to be pruned : some may so far depart from their who mourns only "for Hecuba." .
Y.Z. Original state as to become inonstrous and uagatural,
“ What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, end demand to be rooted out; but we ought to be
That he should weep for her ? What would he do careful in so doing, to distinguish the weeds from Had he the motive, and the cue for passion
Fine Arts. the flowers, lest we fall into the fatal error of the That I have? He would drown the stage with tears, vocultivated Thracian. This man, while journeying And cleave the general ear with horrid speech;
ON COLLECTING PRINTS. through Greece, was struck with the spiliog fer Make mad the guilty and appal the free;
LETTIR IV. tility of her plains, and dazzled with the con Confound the ignorant; and amaze, indeed, Arast between them and the barren and desolate re The very faculties of eyes and ears."
(Written for the Kaleidoscope.) gions of his native land: he purchased a delightful And who has feelings so bluuted as not to be e little estate jo Peloponnesus, which produced wine roused at the sweet and touching description, in the
TO THE EDITOR. and oil in great abundance, and which, be resolved Andrea, of Glycerium's grief at the funeral pile of to spend the remainder of his life, in cultivating. her sister; and of the discovery of her love to Pam
OF THE DUTCH AND FLEMISH SCHOOL. But it was the misfortune of the ambitious barba- pbilus, when she falls weeping into his arms, in the
« Let not the pedantry of taste despise riaa to kuow nożbiog of the culture of the olive and uodissembling tenderness of ber sorrow. The The humbler beauties of Batavian skies; the vine. He beheld his neighbour employed in ex-scene is so exquisitely beautiful, tbat I am sure the Tho' painting, there, no epic wreath requiras, tirpating the stuating brambles, pruning the lofty | classical reader will thank me for inserting it.
Nor feels, nor feigas to feel poetic fices
Yet Truth is there; and Nature, while we trace lveld, Du Jardyn, Bega, Waterloo, Ruysdale, sing along the north side, fell in with the
and numerous other excellent painters, whose train of pilgrims at the gate of St. Stephen And by her sanction consecrates their art."
works, for their correctness and truth of cha- | The scene was very lively. The path
Shee. racter, are the objects of general admiration. through which we passed, down Mount SIR,—A very slight notice of the works'.
The wood cuts of this school are but few ; Moriah, across the valley of Jehosaphat,
f the works The WOOD CUTS of the artists who compose this celebrated
they include, however, the masterly labours and up the side of Olivet, was lined with :
of Van Assen, Peter Coeek, Huber Goltzius, people who came to witness the procession school will give to the amateur an idea of its and others.
A Turkish band of music, leaving the gate 3 consequence and of the high rank it will hold in the art of engraving. Its progressoba
In my next letters I propose to offer a few of St. Stephen, and accompanied with ban. 14 will lead him into the contemplation of the
observations on the arrangement of the ners, proceeded with us as far as a tree on a
| French and English schools; and thus bring | Olivet, under which the Governor of Jerus highly finished and curious labours of Lucas van Leyden ; the Families of De Pass, of
to an end a subject which I fear has already salem, with his court, was seated. Gun Wierix, and the Sadlers ; the more power-ledere
tried the patience of yourself and of your were fired at intervals. ful efforts of Goltzius, and his scholars; of
I am, Sir, truly yours, the Bolswerts, Pontius, De Jode, Soutman ;
After having crossed a number of hills we and all those able artists who have handed
AN AMATEUR. descended into the plain of Jericho. In the down to us with so much truth of feeling
midst of this plain appears a large verdant and brilliancy of talent, the immortal
tract like an Oasts in the desert ; and here, works of Rubens; also, with the admired
embosomed in trees, stands the wretched ductions of the l'ischers, and of others, “I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's
mud built village of the ancient Jericho ;) whose labours shed a lustre on the art to stuff."
formerly celebrated for the number of palm which their talents appear to have been un
trees growing near it, and on that account ceasingly devoted.
THE HOLY LAND IN 1820.
called “The City of Palms." This city
was the first in Canaan which fell under ebe The names of artists given by the “ Ma-| nuel" of this school (Ecole de Pays Bas) The Rev. Mr. Connor has furnished us, power of the Israelites, after their entrance amount in number to about 350, containing
says the Weekly Intelligencer, with the fol- into the Land of Promise ; and its walls the series up to the present time.
fell down before the Ark of the Covenant, lowing curious particulars relative to the
The numerical arrangement I propose beoins as to present state of the Holy Land at the feast on the first sound of the trumpets, in the
year of the world 2584, and before Jesu engraving, with the inestimable works of of the passover of this year. Lucas van Leyden ; but as M. Huber has
RIVER JORDAN placed Walther van Assen (No. 1) and Peter The average number of Greek Pilgrims Coeck (No. 2) both engravers in wood, be is about 2,000; this year they are only About half-past three the next morning, fore Lucas van Leyden, the number of his 1,600. Of these Pilgrims the majority are we all set out, by torch light, for the works will be 3, and so on in chronological native Greeks, who speak and read Romaic; Jordan. The appearance of the pilgris, regularity. The prints of Gerard Edelinck, the next in number are the Greeks from moving in numerous detached parties with whom Huber describes as an artist " above Asia Minor, who speak and read the Turk- their flambeaux across the plain, was singe.
The Jordan, at the $3 all praise," will properly terminate the first lish, but in the Romaic character; the third lar and striking. series.
class consists of Russians; and the fourth where the pilgrims bathed, is beautim! It should be here observed, that, in the
and fifth of Wallachians and Bulgarians : picturesque ; its breadth, is twenty paruch - Manuel,” the celebrated engraver Cornea few however, of these pilgrims can read. / and it is shaded on both sides by the thia
The Armenian pilgrims amount this year to lius Cort, is placed in this school, but his
foliage of closely planted trees. The wate works decidedly class him with the Italians. about 1,300.
| appeared turbid, and was not deep. Ok
The majority of them are He travelled to Italy at an early age, where,
from Anatolia, and speak nothing but Turk-retiring from the water, the pilgrims eue
Very few of them can read. at Venice, he became the intimate friend of ish.
The ployed themselves in cutting branches from Titian, and an inmate of his house ; and he average number of Copt pilgrims is about
the trees, to carry home with them, Lå
memorials of the Jordan. They then mount• afterwards founded at Rome a school of en200. This year only 150 arrived. Their
ed their beasts and returned to their format graving in which the most highly distinappearance is very wretched. The pilgrims
station in the plain. guished pupil was Agostino Carracci.
that have visited Jerusalem this year may
Our party set off from the Jordan, with Flemish school will rank, the spirited but
| Prince Avaloff (a Georgian) and his suite,
chiefly from Damascus : Abyssinian, 1; rare productions of Rubens ; The masterly
to the Dead Sea, where we arrived in about and most highly valued works of Rembrandt Syrians, 30—Total, 3,131.
two hours and a half. We rambled about (of which our late townsman, Mr. Daniel |
for some time on the borders of this laka Daulby, published a correct and excellent. The streets of Jerusalem were a!) life and which covers the ashes of Sodom and Gomoru catalogue) with the delicate and beautiful bustle. To avoid the confusion, we left the rah. I tasted of the water and found it excesi productions of Paul Potler, Adrian Vande- city by the gates of Bethlahem; and pas. ive nauseous. Some of the party bathede
er in sec. e 1.600. Of these Pilgrims the majority are the
I followed the mou
The sanctuary is twenty-three feet and a balf long, and dhourra, boiled in water, without salt, of which we
twelve feet wide. It contains a pedestal in the centre, had none left," Jerusalem is a considerable place. The
and at the end four colossal sitting figures, the heads of On the 4th of August they quitted tbis interesting most beautiful building within its walls is the which are in good preservation, not having been inj
which are in good preservation, not having been injured spot, and sailed rapidly down the Nile, then at its mosque of Omen, which stands on the site by violence. On the right side of this great hall, en- height. of Solomon's Temple. The Turks have a tering into the temple, are two doors, at a short dis
> tance from each other, which lead into two long sepasingular reverence for this morque, and will
AN IRISH FUNERAL. rate rooms, the first thirty-eight feet ten inches in not permit a Christian even to set his foot length, and eleven feet five inches wide; the other in the large grassy area which surrounds it. forty-eight feet seven inches by thirteen feet three. At (FROM TROTTER'S WALK IN IRELAND.]
the end of the first are several unfinisbed hieroglyphics,
" We had an opportunity on the road to day, at The walks which I most frequent are those ideas of their manner of drawing. At the lateral cor-se,
Slane, of observing a very old custom amongst the which lead down the valley of Jehosaphat ners of the entrance into the second chamber from the
Irish, which surprised us as being so near the metrogreat ball is a door, each of which leads into a small by the fountains of Siloah, or those that chamber twenty-two feet six inches long, and ten feet
polis. We met a funeral, attended by a great number run along the side of Olivet. From the wide. Each of these rooms bas two doors leading into of country people. They were orderly, extremely side of Olivet you have a very commanding two other chambers, forty-three feet ir length, and ten clean, and well dressed. All the women wore bright vipy of Jerusalem. The mosque of Omar feet eleven inches wide. There are two benches in red cloaks. A select party followed the corpse, and
them, apparently to sit on. The most striking subjects sung the Irish lament in a very impressive, and far appears particularly fine from the situation.
in this temple are, Ist, a group of captive Ethiopeans, from unpleasing manner; sometimes the tones were The greater part of the surrounding county is
in the western corner of this great hall; 2d, the hero very low, and then rose as in excessive grief. All - most desolate and dreary. Hills of white killing a man with his spear, another lying slain under was slow, solemn, and dirgelike. parched rock, dotted here and there with his feet, on the same western wall; 3d, the storming« The
of a castle, in the western corner from the front door. patches of cultivated land, every where
young and old men io separate bands, and, finally The outside of this temple is magnificent. It is a hun
a compact party of horsemen, well dressed and remeet with and offend the eye.
dred and seventeen feet wide, and eigbty-six feet high;
spectably mounted, closed the processon. At a dig. door being sixty feet six inches, and the height of the
tance the scarlet cloaks, and borsemen behind, with THE TEMPLE OF YBSAMBUL. door twenty-feet. There are four enormous sitting the wailing cry indistinctly heard, made a singular
colossi, the largest in Egppt or Nubia, except the great impressiou on us. When the procession was pass. [From Belzoni's Travels,]
Sphinx at the pyramids, to which they approach in the ing, we could not but Ådmire the great decency
proportion of nearly two-thirds. From the shoulder (which, indeed, the Irish observe at all religious ceAf overcomiag excessive difficulties in removing to the elbow they measure fifteen feet six inches; theremonies), composed demeanour, and remarkable e accumulated sand of ages from the temple of ears three feet six inches; the face seven feet; the regularity, wbich were manifested by this concourse hambul: " on the first of August," says Mr. Bel- | beard five feet six inches; across the shoulders twenty-l of affectionate and nione neonle. Mola we entered the finest and most extensive ex- five feet four inches; their height is about fifty-one feet, « Where customs are entwined with nature, it is ivation in Nubia, one that can stand a competition not including the caps, which are about fourteen feet." ;
impossible and very unwise to attempt to root tbem ith any in Egypt, except the tomb aewly discovered There are only two of these colossi in sight, one is still
out. This funeral dirge is retained in every part of Beban el Malock.
buried under the sand, and, the other, which is near "From wbat we could perceive at the first view, it the door, is half fallen down, and buried also. On the
Ireland. Nothing, I apprehend, is more ancient ia evidently a very large place; but our astonishment top of the door is a colossal figure of Osiris twenty feet
the world; and surely for that alone it is venerable. - Jeased, wben we found it to be one of the most high, with two colossal hieroglyphic figures, one on
What can be more pathetic than to behold friends, sagnificent of temples, enriched with beautiful in each side, looking towards it. On the top of the tem relatives, apd neighbours, in simple rural garb and iglios, painting, colossal figures, &c. We entered at ple is a cornice with hieroglyphies, a torus, and frize religious procession, accompanying the dead to the
into a large pronaos, fifty-seven feet long and fifty under it. The cornice is six feet wide, the frize is four grave, as the farewell cry of grief is heard with soto wide, supported by two rows of square pillars, in feet. Above the cornice is a row of sitting monkies, lemn attention! Prejudice may deem a people bar
line from the front door to the door of the sekos. eight feet high, and six across the shoulders. They are barous, though they are exactly the reverse.' But toh Diller has a figure not unlike those at Medlnet twenty-one in number. This temple was nearly two- | nature is a sure guide, and when we see them fol.
spels executed, and very little injured by time. thirds buried under the sand, of wbich we removed, lowing her pure dictates ju their simple way, and Be tops of their turbans reach the ceiling, which is thirty-one feet before we came to the upper part of the
with affecting propriety, ought they not to be reyour thirty feet high: the pillars are five feet and a door. It must bave had a very fine landing-place, Il square. Both these and the walls are covered which is now totally buried under the sand. It is the
spected ? not ridiculed or insulted ? de la beautiful hieroglyphics, the style of which 18 last and largest temple excavated in the solid rock in
" In the very territory of Hugh de Lacy, one of mewhat superior, or at least bolder than that of any Nubla or Egypt, except the new tomb. It took twenty
the first great English nobles and adventures, we here in Egypt, not only in the workmanship, but also two days to open it, besides six days last year. We
find the oldest customs of the Irisb prevalent and the subjects. They exhibit battles, storming of cas sometimes had eighty men at work, and sometimes flourishing, whilst this proud lord and all his band s triumphs over the Ethiopians, sacrifices, &c. In only our own personal e
only our own personal exertions, the party consisting | are forgotten, and little traces of his dominion exist, me places is to be seen the same hero as at Medi. of Mr. Beechey, Captains Irby and Mangles, myself, | Hence the conquerors and settlers may learn the taboo, but in a different posture. Some of the co- two servants, the crew, eleven in all, and three boys. | useful lesson-that force may do much, but nature more are much injured by the close and heated at- It is situated under a rock, about a hundred feet above will ever assert her rights, and do more!” osphere, the temperature of which was so hot, that the Nile, facing the south-east by east, and about one achermometer must bave risen to above 130 degs. | day and a balf's journey from the second cataract in be second ball is about twenty-two feet high, thirty- | Nubia, or Wady Halra.
Plays.--In an old account-book of Bernard Lintot, Vea wide, and twenty-five and a balf long. It con- « The heat was so great in the interior of the tem- the bookseller, the following information respecting the ins four pillars about four feet square ; and the walls ple, that it scarcely permitted us to take any drawings, prices usually paid for the copy-rights of plays is gleanedo : this also are covered with fine bieroglyphics, in as the perspiration from our hands soon rendered the Tragedies were then the fashionable Drampas, and obretty good preservation. Beyond this is a shorter paper quite wet. Accordingly, we left this operation tained the best price. Dr. Young received for his Down samber, thirty-seven feet wide, in which is the en- to succeeding travellers, who may set about it with siris, £84 ; Smith, for his Phædra and Hippolitus, £50; ance into the sanctuary. At each end of this cham- more convenience than we could, as the place will be Rowe, for his Jane Shore, £50 158.; and for Lady Jane er is a door, leading into smaller chambers in the same come cooler. Our stock of provisions was so reduced Grey, £75 56.; and Cibber, for his Nonjuror, obtained irection with the sanctuary, each eight feet by seven that the only food we had for the last six days was £105.