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TO ANY PRETTY GIRL.

TO THE EDITOR.

I to quit the company. In the first impulse of his pas

sion, Steno wrote upon the ducal throne, in an adjoinI'll swear to love thee, by those lips

SIR, -Although Christmas is past, and you have ing chamber, two lines, reflecting on the honour of the As soft as summer roses;

been somewhat lavish of your copuodruins, puos, Doge and the fidelity of his wife.. 'Tis there the bee ambrosia sips

charades, and riddles, I venture to send you the “The jealous Falieri could not have received a more And daintily reposes. annexed for insertion Dext week, as I thiok you have galling insult; be discovered Steno to be its author, and

denounced him to the ovogadors, betore whom he preI'll swear, too, by that slender waist,

seldom given us any thing of its kind better worth And by that neck of snow, notice.

ferred his accusation. He expected to see the injury As I was two days and a hall in discovering this

which had been done him rever.ged by the Council of So sweet, so pure a spot of rest

Ten, with an exemplary severity; but the cause, incharade (well I remember the moment of my bap'Tis wrong to tempt me so ! piness) neither you nor your readers will be surprised

stead of being referred to this body, was sent by the These charms are yours, my love; in sooth, if I defer imparting my knowledge for a week. I

avogadors before the criminal tribunal, of which Steno You may as well believe me; shall thus revenge my poor brain for the exertions

himself was president. Resentment, the elevation of But if you don't, to say the truth,

the passions which occur on festive occasions, and the it went through, by racking those of others, who may It will not sorely grieve me.

licence authorised by the mask which the accused be as dull as myself.

BOTICUS. I whisper hopes; I prate of bliss,

wore, were considered as an extenuation of his fault; 31st January, 1821.

and Steno was sentenced to only a month's confineCharms, vows, and such like matter ; But then, my dear, the fact is this,

ment. The Doge, more irritated by this lenity than

BY MISS FANSHAWE. I'm rather apt to flatter.

by the original offence, extended his hatred, and deLiverpool, 25th Jan. 1821.

sire of revenge, to every member of the tribunal which LOTHARIO.

Inscribed in many a learned page,
In mystic character and sage,

had imposed so slight a punishment on the culprit, and Long time my first has stood;

to the whole of the nobility which had not interested And though its golden age be past,

| itself in the insult he had received.

In wooden walls it still may last, SKETCH, AFTER THE RECENT FIRE

Till clothed in flesh and blood.

“ Among the people of Venice, however, there al

ways existed a secret hatred of the nobility, wbich had AT THE

My second is a glorious prize, CAXTON PRINTING-OFFICE.

taken exclusive possession of the sovereign power, and For all, who love their wond'ring eyes With curious sights to pamper :

had deprived the nation at large of its rights. The inso

But should you chance this sight to meet, lence of some of the young patricians redoubled the Drear was the night, and loud the whistling wind

All improviso in the street,

Oh! how 'twould make you scamper. Swept o'er the sleeping earth, as lone I mus'd

animosity of the people. They were seen to profit by On days gone by : sudden a fearful gleam

the impunity afforded them by powerful friends; to intro

My whole's a sort of wand'ring throne Flash'd o'er the sky's black pall, from whence

duce themselves into the families of the middle classes ;

To woman limited alone, No solitary star smil'd on the world ;

The Salic law reversing;

to seduce their wives and daughters; and afterwards But soon the hallow'd stillness of the night

But when th' imaginary queen To other regions flew, as the loud cry

to maltreat the fathers or husbands of those whom

Begins to act the novel scene, Of Fire," in clattering echoes rush'd upon

they had dishonoured. Israel Bertuccio, a Plebeian, My ear. In anxious dread I hurried forth,

Her royal part rehearsing, When, lo! the giant flames illum'd the skies

Up starts the old usurper, man,

and head of the arsenal, had been treated in this manAnd she jogs after as she can.

ner. He came before the Doge to accuse a nobleIn wild portentous eddies! Approaching Near the scene with mind by awe subdu'd,

man of the House of Barbaro. Falieri, expressing to I gaz'd in sorrow on the raging pow'r

him his compassion, which could be of no avail, asSweeping destruction o'er a noble pile,

sured him that he never would obtain justice.

Literary Notices. In which the work of years had labour'd.

Have

I not been insulted like you?” said he, ' have not I, nay, To advance ingenious art.

has not the dacal crown it self received a fresh insult, in In vain the silv'ry streams of water

ORIGINAL TRANSLATION,

the pretended punishment of the guilty man!! Prom Pou on the quenchless flames ! Reckless the blast Of night hurks the destroying element

this moment projects of vengeance took the place of Through the long line ling, searching TO THE EDITOR.

juridical accusation. Bertuccio introduced to the Doge Each room in savage devastation!

the leaders of the disaffected; the conspirators assemAnd now, the beavens present a golden Canopy of lighted particles, whilst

SIR, I have translated for the amusement of such bled in council many successive nights, in the palace, The curling smoke whirls it's black folds

of your readers as, like myself, are anxiously ex and in the presence of the chief of the republic. FifEp to the embracing skies ! Down fall

ceen Plebeians engaged themselves, with the Doge, to pecting the appearance of Lord Byron's “ Duge of The crackling beams, and hissing flames burst forth Through windows numberless! Venice," a passage from Sismondi's History of the

overturn the government.

" It was agreed that each conspirator should make Italian Republics, describing the famous conspiracy Yet one short hour, and wreck and ruin Only meet the eye. But now devouring iu 1355, in which Lord Byron's hero, Falieri, played

himself sure of forty friends, whom he was to bold in Flames assuage, and the bare skeleton

readiness, to act on the night of the 15th April, 1355. Of building hovers in trembling air ; so conspicuous a part.

But, to prevent the discovery of the secret, it was reQuickly the breathless pause of expectation

Great George-street, Jan. 9, 1821.

solved only to inform these associates that they were Portrays each gazing countenance. The firm Supports slowly recede, and down

to be employed to surprise and punish, by the orders

“We have stated that the Venetian republic had de- l of the bighest authorities, the young noblemen, wbo, The lofty walls are hurl'd with hideous crash In mingled cries of horror! 'Twas a piteous

cided on accepting a dishonourable peace, because the by their disorderly conduct, bad excited the hatred of Hour, to see this noble pile, extensively

discovery of a dangerous conspiracy had spread alarm the people. The signal for rising was to be the alarmArrang'd for useful purposes, thus

through the city. Four days after the death of the bell of the palace of St. Mark, which could not be Leveld with the dust! Liverpool.

Doge, Andrea Dandola, Sept. 11, 1354, the forty-one

Dandola, Sept. 11, 1354, the forty-one rung without the order of the Doge. The conspi. electors had proclaimed as his successor Mario Falieri,

rators were only to associate with them such ple. Count de Val de Marina, an old man of sixty-six, who beians as were distinguished by their hatred of the no. Christmas Bores,

owed to his great wealth, and to the offices be had filled, bility, that they might faithfully preserve the secret,

bis rank among the first citizens of Venice. Falieril of which a part was confided to them. At the moGOOD, BAD, AND INDIFFERENT.

had a young and beautiful wife, of whom he was furi. I ment when the alarm-bell rung, tbe conspirators were ously jealous. He particularly suspected Michael Steno,

particularly suspected Michael Steno, to spread a report that the Genoese fleet was before the (Continued from our former Numbers.). one of the three beads of the criminal tribunal, al- town; they were at the same time to repair from all

though this man's attentions were directed, not to the quarters to the palace of St. Mark, to occupy the enAnswer to Puzzle 23, in our last number but one, wife of the Doge, but to one of the ladies of her house-trances to it, and to massacre the noblemen as they page 237,-Plague.

hold. At a public festival, on the last day of the car- arrived upon the place to succour the chief power. Answer to the Charade by the Right Hon. Charles nival, Falieri, having remarked the familiar and indeli-| “Every preparation had been made, and the secret of dailies Fox, in our last, page 244. Foot-man.

cate manner of this woman towards Steno, caused him the conspiracy had been inviolably kept, until the eve

of

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of its execution, when a tanner, named Bertrand, who | dydde nearest approache untoe itte, was that wbich Honey was formerly used as an ingredierit in confection, had been chosen by one of the conspirators to conduct commethe nygheste upto God, meeke and gentle ary, in pastry, and in a great number of ragouts. Picha his forty associates, received some information on the charytye ; forre that virtue, O Anna, doe I love, doc through long habit or prejudice, our forefathers.fo subject of what was to be performed the next day,

I cherishe thee inne mye beart, forre thou arte as a years, found the juice of the Indian cane less delicious than talle cedarre stretchynge forthe its branches, and th

| the honey of flowers distilled by their own bees. which did not seem to agree with the supposed orders

Some authors pretend that saffron was brought from succouringe the smallere plantes from dyppinge the Levant; others that we are indebted for it to the of the Goverament which he had thought he was ex

winneterre, orr the boysterous wyodes. Farewelle! Moors. Our ancestors made use of it in their soups, ecuting. He went that very evening to reveal to Nicolo loe morrowe bye times I will see thee; till then, their ragouts, and their pastry. The receipt for making Lioni, one of the Council of Ten, the plot in which adewe sweete love. " Thynne everre,

golden soup, will not, we are sure, be unacceptable to be found himself innocently implicated. Neither of “ Anna Hathaway.

our readers : several slices of bread were first toasted „ “WM. SHAKESPEARE.

and were then thrown into a stew-pan, with sugar, white tbem suspected the Doge of being the leader of this en- |“ Sept. the Nynth, 1589."

wine, yolks of eggs, and rose-water. When the slios terprise, and they went together to denounce it to him.

of bread had thoroughly imbibed this liquid, they wer: Falieri was wanting either in the resolution or the ad

thrown into rose-water, and strewed over with sugu

FRENCH LUXURIES. dress necessary for suppressing this discovery; he by

and saffron. turns called in question the circumstances pointed out The heron is one of those birds which may he trained to him, or declared that he had been previously inform-to the chase with the falcon : we must not be astonished

NATIVE WOMEN IN INDIA. ed of, and had made provisions against every thing that at finding this bird eaten by our ancestors; even the

raven was not rejected by them. By reason of a very might happen. This inconsistency excited the suspicions

extraordinary prejudice, these same men, who eat such There are, in Hindostan, seventy five millions of the of Lioni. He left the Doge to repair to the Council of coarse meat, durst not taste game, if it was young; but sex who can neither read nor write, and thirty mbo Ten, and to lay before it a list of the conspirators, looked upon such flesh, which had not arrived at ma

looked upon such flesh, which had not arrived at maturi. of these are British subjects. which Bertrand had furnished. They were all arrested ty, as very hard of digestion.

A female comes into the world amidst the frovas op

Under the reign of Louis XIII. we find cormorants her parents and friends, who are disappointed eben ehe in their houses by the order of this Council. Guards used to catch fish. This spectacle was afforded by a child is not a boy. Every mother, among the tribe of were posted in the city, on the towers, and particularly Fleming, who came to court with two cormorants Rajpoots, puts her female child to death as soon as on that of St. Mark, to prevent the alarm-bell from

trained for this purpose. When he wished to niake them born. A Rajpoot had spared one of his daughters, vis being rung; several of the conspirators were put to

fish, he bound their necks very tight, at the same time lived till she attained the age when India girls are ns.

leaving a free respiration, yet disabling them from swal. riageable: a girl in the house of a Rajpoot res, but the torture, and by their confessions it was found that lowing their prey. The cormorants then filled a kind of ever, so extraordinary, that no parent would permit is the Doge himself was at the head of the conspiracy. bag under their beaks with fish ; and when this bag was son to marry her. The father became alarmed fa le

«The tranapillity of the city was now established the full they returned to their master, who caused them to chastity and the honour of his family, and he took that guilty were arrested, and tbe Doge was strictly guarded have, amongst the birds of his mews, some cormorants for empty it. Since this experiment, the King desired to aside one day, and, with a hatchet, cut her to pieca.

They are considered unworthy of any educatica a in his palace; but the Council of Ten did not feel itself his fish ponds and rivers. France did not possess those cultivation whatever. authorised by the constitution to sit in judgment on beautiful gold fish now found in the basins of pleasure- A wife never sits to eat with her husband, but man the head of the state. It invited twenty noblemen of

of gardens till the eighteenth century. The first were sent pares his food, waits upon him, and partakes of I

from China, as a present to the Marchioness de Pompa- he leaves. If a friend of the other sex calls upon but the highest rank to share in its deliberations on this

dour. These Chinese fish, placed in reservoirs of fresh husband, she retires. She is veiled, or goes in a fun important occasion. Thus began a powerful and per. water, grew to the length of eight or nine inches ; but vered palanquin, if she leaves the house. She are manent body, denominated the Giunta or Tonta. The

as they increased in size they lost their brilliant colour, mixes in public companies. She is, in fact, a mere di

and became white. Doge was accused before the Council of Ten, united

mal kept for burden or for slaughter, in the house de

Turtles, which are now a rarity, were then a very com- husband. A case lately occurred in Calcutta, of sa to the Giunta. He was confronted with the principalmon food; and a soup made of snails, was a favourite being burned alive on a funeral pile, with the dead being conspirators, wbo were afterwards sent to the scaffold; dish : the wealthy had them made into paste, and served of the youth whom she was that day to have many he avowed the part he had taken in the conspiracy; and

up on silver skewers; but they were most commonly | What must be the state of the female mind, when

eaten fried or broiled. At this present time, Lorraine lions are found throwing the children of their Fows on the second day of the proceedings he was condemned

and a few of the southern provinces are the only places the sea; when a guard of Hindoo soldiers is deos to die. His head was cut off on the 17th of April, 1355, where snails are still eaten.“

to prevent mothers throwing their living children 1942 on the grand staircase of the Ducal Palace, on the very

Under Charles VI. the yolk of eggs made a favourite the jaws of the alligators, these mothers watching.. spot where the Doges, on their entrance into office,

part of the provisions with which mariners furnished animal while it crushes the bones, and drinks the bear to ollice, their ships.

of their own offspring ? take the oaths of fidelity to the Republic. During his Under Charles VII. the cooks had a fancy of roasting A friend of mine at the junction of the Jumme as execution, the gates remained sbut; but immediately butter, and also eggs. In order to roast butter it is the Ganges at Allahabad, in one morning saw, tron afterwards, a member of the Council of Ten appeared

rendered solid, by being covered with a coat of yolks of own window, sixteen females, with pans of water

eggs and flour, sugar and crumbs of bread. on the balcony, holding in his band the bloody sword.

tened to their sides, sink themselves into the riveti

A whimsical dish has also fallen into oblivion; which few bubbles of air arising only to the surface to “A traitor has received his just reward!said he to the was, cheese cut into slices, and put on the gridiron or water after they were gone down. The drown crowd, and at the same moment the gates of the palace | frying-pan, after having been well powdered over with many kittens in England, would excite more horri were thrown open, and the populace which rushed

grated cinnamon. Sometimes, instead of broiling the that of sixteen females in India.

cheese, it was heated over the fire in a hollow iron in-1 The English magistrates, in the presidency of Batan towards them beheld the head of Marin Falieri rolling

strument made for the purpose; it was thereby melted, I in their annual official returns to the Calcutta Game in its own blood.”

and then poured, boiling bot, on a slice of toasted bread, I ment, state, that in 1817, 706 women, widows: and seasoned with cinnamon and other aromatics. either burned alive or buried alive with the dead boca

What we now call verjuice, and which the French of their husbands in that part of British Indis. draw from the grape, was formerly the juice of sorrel, noon-day, and in the presence of numerous species and its denomination was more just. This green juice the poor widow, ensnared and drawn to the

was made use of as a sauce for meat, fish, and eggs. | pile, is tied to the dead body, pressed down on the « I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's There was also a verjuice extracted from grain, and gots by strong levers, and burned alive; her screams *

WOTTON.
which was used as sauce for garlick.

ing drowned by shouts and music. Amidst the spesso Spices were known in France long before the Crusades; | tors is her own son, her first-born, who sets fire o

es which s7 nevertheless, they did not begin to be generally used till pile, and watches the progress of the flames SHAKESPEARE.

the maritime expeditions occasioned by those religious to consume the living mother who fed him fTOL

wars had established commercial relations with the Le- breast, dandled him on her knees, and looked up Copy of a Letter to Anna Hathawaye (afterwards vant. Among the French poets of the thirteenth

vant. Among the French poets of the thirteenth and as the support of the declining days of herself and Shakespeare's Wife) with a lock of his hair fourteenth centuries, we find, in almost every page, father. plaited :

mention made of cinnamon, musk, cloves, and ginger. Other widows are buried alive: here the female “ Deareste Anna,--As thou hast alwayes found then supplied the place of liquors. And, as we said beDifferent sorts of wine, prepared very strong with spices, the dead body upon her knees, as she sits in the country

of a deep grave, and her children and relations, mee to mye worde most trewe, soe thou shalt see I fore, the use of very heavy meat rendered strong season have prepared the grave, throw in the earth an have strictley kepte mye promyse. I praye you per-| ing requisite to make it digestible.

Two of these descend into the grave and trample fume thys mye poore locke with thy balmye kysses,! The oldest account wherein we find sugar mentioned earth with their feet round the body of the wido forre thenpe indeed shall kynges themmselves bowe in France, is dated in the year 1333; and sugar was then sits an unremonstrating spectator of the process and pay homage too itte. I doe assure thee no rude at so high a price, that only sick persons made use of it. earth rises higher and higher around her; at en hand bath knottede itte, thy Willy's alone bath done | It was only sold by the apothecaries, and was consecrated reaches the head, when the remaining earth is The worke: neytherre the gyldedde bauble thatte | |

solely for the service of the sick; from whence came the with haste upon her, and these children and envyronnes the heede of Majestye, noenorre honourres which is still used to point out a man who is destitute expiring victim!

French proverb, “An apothecary without sugar,” mount the grave, and trample upon the bed most weyghtie wulde give mee halfe the joye as didde of what his situation requires.

1 All these horrors may be suppressed by the de thyse mye lyttle worke forre thee. The feelinge that Spiced gingerbread is a vestige of a very ancient date. | nation of Christian knowledge

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NEW ROYAL SOCIETY.

| EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE IN NATURAL

HISTORY.
SPEECH OF MR. KEAN.

A great literary establishment is about to be formed, About the end of last October, a pair of martins were

under the patronage of the King; a plan has been pub- seen busily employed carrying ants (the formica hirunaTheatrical Dinner at New York, given in honour of lished, which is headed, “Royal Society of Literat

lished, which is headed, “ Royal Society of Literature, dinacea of Linnæus) to their young; so plentiful was the the English actor.

for the Encouragement of Indigent Merit, and the Pro- supply, that numerous ants remained unconsumed, and motion of General Literature." To consist of honorary

took possession of the nest, which on the departure of the After a variety of toasts, the health of Mr. Kean be.

members, subscribing members, and associates. His birds, they converted into a complete formicatory. Theants ing giren, that gentleman spoke as follows:

Majesty has intrusted the formation of the institution have increased greatly, and their assiduous labours may *Gentlemen, -To pass over in silence such unequivo

to the learned and eminent Dr. Burgess, the Bishop of now be witnessed under the side of the Abbey of Vale

of the Raval Family. &c. | Crucis, North Wales. mal testimonials of your approbation, would, I fear, sa-St. David's Other branches of the Royal Family, &c.

Thus, we see how wonderfully pour more of insensibility than diffidence; and while I have become subscribers. The funds are already con- | nature, in her exquisite dispensation, renders the econo.

my of her creatures subservient to each other. Inologize for my want of eloquence, I must add, that I siderable. I'm proud of this flattering opportunity to offer in the A copy of the first questions to be proposed : sinple language of my heart my grateful acknowledge

Ist. For the King's Premium of 100gs.

Birds in Westminster Abbey.--The Dean of Weste ments to the citizens of New York. When the profes.

On the age, writings, and genius of Homer; and on minster has recently given directions to have the interior suoral man is fortunate enough to blend private esteem the state of religion, society, learning, and the arts, of the Abbey cleansed. as from the number of birde with public approbation be must have achieved be during that period, collected from the writings of Homer. which had congregated at the top of the pothic nillare very extent of his ambition. The union of these feel. |

2d. For the Society's Premium of 50gs.

where they had built their nests, much inconvenience ings has been so manifestly conspicuous during my

Dartmoor, a poem

had been experienced in the choir. In effecting this short residence in this city, that it has placed the re

3d. For the Society's Premium of 25gs.

labour, upwards of seventy nests of different birds were cords of your kindnesses memoria in eterna. I have l.

On the history of the Greek language, on the present discovered, together with the remains of a number of the too high an opinion of the sound judgment and

language of Greece, and on the difference between an- feathered tribe that appeared to have died of old age. liberality of feeling of those gentlemen whom I have cient and modern Greek.

Among other birds found in this situation was one with 10w the honour of addressing, not to suppose they

a very brilliant plumage, somewhat similar to a king. Fould encourage me in those sentiments of attachment, Academical Degrees. The use of academical degrees,

fisher. The plumage was in excellent preservation, but ever must entertain for that country which gave me as old as the thirteenth century, was originally borrowed in

wed the flesh was completely dried up. It was conveyed to tirth; for that country in which I have left every thing from the mechanic corporations ; in which, an appren

the Dean, by whom it has been preserved. hat is dear to me; for that country, which, by its tice, after serving his time, obtains a testimonial of his laudits, fanned the hunible spark of talent, till it light skill, and a license to practise his trade and mystery.

LUSUS NATURÆ. d up a reputation, which is the passport to your protec. | Were the ranks of Doctor, Bachelor, and Master, exclu1:13-the introduction to your hospitality; nor does the sively reserved for, and invariably bestowed upon, the

We copy the following paragraph from a Curaçoa afluence of your favour extend only to the stranger manly, industrious, and successful students, who have paper of November 25; “Within these few days past, ihom you have so generously welcomed. There are earned and obtained the public esteem, all thinking a most extraordinary instance of the productions of nocarts dear to me conjoined with mine by ties of affec- men would applaud their institutions ; but, as it is, ture occurred on the plantation Malpays, belonging to fon and alliance, who are, perhaps, at this moment an- none will deny that university honours, like those of G. Duycknick, Esq. An ass having been discovered in Sipating with joy my professional success in this coun. church and state, are too frequently employed to dis- the act of foaling, it was found necessary, in order to rery, and will blend your names with their thanks to the tinguish those who are already distinguished by their lieve the poor animal of her burden, to cut her open, and, rand Dispenser of events. It is there, gentlemen, in dulness, indolence, and ignorance.

strange to tell, a young one was found, dead, having two ne domestic circle, I shall dwell on the retrospection of

distinct necks and heads, but in every other respect perThese ho urs: it is there I shall instruct the being in- Anecdote of Annibal Caracci.--Augustino Caracci, the fect. It was the intention to preserve this natural curi. trusted to my care, to respect and love the patrons of brother of Annibal, haying delivered a long discourse osity; but on its arrival in town the carcase proved so his father; and while the pages of your history record in praise of the group of the Laocoon, his children felt offensive, that it became necessary, to throw it into the schievements that give lustre to the political and war-considerable surprise that Annibal should say nothing sea." ike character of your country, be assured that the Eng. upon this chef d'auvre, the admiration of so many cena

Cal shi actor will, to the last hour, extol the merits of your turies. Annibal immediately took out his pencil, and

Roman Eagle discovered. It is well known to the rivate worth, and gratefully transinit his Columbian| drew the subject against the wall of the picture-room

studious in classical history and antiquities, that, at the aurels to the charge of his posterity.” with as much precision as if the statue had been before

defeat of the Roman legions in Fraconia, in the days of him; then turning towards his brethren, he said, “ Poets

Augustus, jone of their ensign bearers, Aquilifer, buCHINESE BARBERS. paint by words, and painters speak by the pencil.”

ried the eagle that was confided to his charge in a ditch,

lest it should fall into the enemy's hands; and that afterThe multitude of barbers, carrying about with them

| wards, when the victors were compelled to resign their

TEMPERANCE AND REGULARITY. all the apparatus of their craft, arrests a stranger's at.

trophies, one of the captured eagles could not be proEatioa in the city of China. Their number is increased

cured. Time and chance has at length brought it to light,

William Barret, the proprietor of a stage waggon min the circunstances of their being employed not le

Count Francis of Erbach, who has a country seat at from Partrington to Hull, has attended his business Eulhach, and who has formed a magnificent collection mly to share the head and beard, and to eradicate every

regularly there twice a week for upwards of thirty-seven of Roman antiquities, has found, in the vicinity of his truggling hair from the ears, eyes, and nostrils of their

years, ezcept about two weeks, one of them from sick- residence, a Roman eagle in a good state of preservation. ustomers, but also to sham-poo them. This operation

Dess, and the other from an accidental misfortune. It was discovered in a ditch, not far from some remains peculiar to the Chinese: and consists chiefly in being

eing The distance from his house at Patrington to his inn at aten all over the body with the hands of the operator;

of a Roman entrenchment. It is of bronze, 13 inches Hull, is about 19 miles, consequently his walking about in height, and weighs seven pounds. It is not very n having all the joints stretched and ewitched by sudden

his business will make cach journey 40 miles, or up- easy to say that this is the very eagle formerly missing, Tis; in having the ears and eyes cleaned, and the

wards; amounting in the whole to 153,760 miles, being but the presumption is strong in its favour; and thereails of the fingers and toes pared ; and in getting the

a distance greater than six times round the earth. Ex-fore it may now be appropriated to the 22d legion, or Kek of hair which grows from the crown of the head,

cept from snow or other unavoidable necessity, he never the Britannic legion, which was stationed in the lines of latted in the form of a whip-lash, all of which, and

varied much from his b'ial time of setting out and the forest of Odenwald. pore, is done for the value of a penny.

arriving. He is now in his 73d year, and has lately

given up his journeys, from age and the imperfection A Cheap Fuel. One bushel of small coal or sawdust, Laku, King of Siam, being awakened from sleep and 5 which he begins to feel in his eyesight.

or both mixed together, two bushels of sand, one bushel Ered from assassiration by the braying of an ass, com

and a half of clay. Let these be mixed together with aded, in the ardour of his gratitude, that all man. End should be called asses.

common water, like common mortar; the more they are State of his Majesty's gaol of Newgate up to the 4th The story tells us, that,

stirred and mixed together, the better; then make them benever an ambassador from China came to the Siamese of January, 1821:

Males. Females.

into balls, or, with a small mould, make them into the Durt, the Okya Vang, or Master of the Ceremonies, Eclaimed, “ Most potent Laku, absolute Lord of the Convicts under sentence of death........

shape of bricks; pile them in a dry place; and, when 28

they are hard and sufficiently dry, they may be used. niverse, King of the White Elephants, and Keeper of - upon whom the judgment of

the Court has been respited... ne Sacred Tooth! a great jackass from China has come

A fire cannot be lighted with them; but when the fire

" - under sentence of transporta

is quite lighted, put thein on behind, with a coal or two - speak with your Majesty!”

tion for life........................

in front, and they will be found to keep up a stronger Bishops.-Al Bishops are not flatterers. In the first

for fourteen years ...............

fire than any fuel of the common kind.Cottager's ivision of Poland, in 1775, the bishopric of Ermland

- for seven years ................

Monthly Visitor, No. 1. -ll to Prussia. Bishop K raisky, a man of great learn Prisoners under sentence of imprisonng and wit, and a severe sufferer on this occasion, had ment for felony and misdemeanors...

Turkish Ideas of Honesty. An officer, belonging to equently the honour of dining with his Majesty. The Committed by Commissioners of Bank.

the Court of the son of the Pacha of Egypt, died lately Eng one day said pleasantly to the Bishop, “ Be pleased, rupt .............

at Medina. When he died, no property belonging to hen you go to heaven, to take me under your mantle.” For trial at the present sessions ......... 88

him could be found, except a few piastres in his pocket. pon which the Bishop replied, “ Your majesty has | Admiralty Sessions .........................

Soon after, a woman came to the palace with a bag of een pleased to curtail so much of my revenue, and, in For the Assizes.......

800 piastres in sequins, saying, that the officer had left onsequence, so much of the length of my cloak, that I

it with her, and had never called to take it back. The ar I shall not be able to cover your Majesty's feet, and

258 112 Pacha took the bag and put the woman in prison, accus. hall be detected in the act of smuggling contravand

ing her of having concealed more than she had given up. Tvods!

Total..........

370

A Turk cannot conceive that a person can be honest.

Correspondence.

ON FRENCH SOCIETY.

her boudoir, and bears, as he is descending the stairs

the loud insulting laugh of one who has no longer ang CHESS.

(Written for the Kaleidoscope.)

measures to keep with him sbe bas " fooled to the top (See notice to correspondent.]

of bis bent." [Continued from page 237.)

25th Jan. 1821. TO THE EDITOR.

L'amour, then, creates in our hero an insaciable desire to render himself too agreeable to the other sex:

To Correspondents. “SIR,In your Kaleidoscope of the 22d August, he has no abstract idea of the pure sublimity of the (8th Number, New Series) you gave your readers a female character : his system

The humorous lines on a Voyage to India have so pre

of erotics is laid in a specimen of a Game of Chess, which is playing over

occupied our poetical department, that we are in | business-like manner, and has reference to only one I found, according to my opinion, might have been

avoidably compelled to postpone C.'s translation is prolooged, if not won, by the black. But as some

individual, himself. If the heart to which he lays Ode 13, Book IV. of Horace. players object to the move on account of its doubt siege were not fully as well aware of the method of ful legality, which has led to considerable discussion, conducting these things as himself, there world be Although the lines of Peter Pindar to My Candle and I shall feel obliged if you will give this letter inser- some room for pity; but there is no delusion on either

to a Fly may be familiar to the reader, they pages tion in your next ; as by doing so, it may lead some part; the besieger, in flattering the vanity of his an

such intrinsic humour, that we shall, in compliance

with the request of A CoxsTANT READER, Lien of your readers, who know the game scientifically, to

tagonist, is only medicating an acceptable offering to his | point out the rule, or refer us to some author who

them a place in the Kaleidoscope, at our first conte own: the lady, on the other hand, sees that the attentreats upon that particular point.

nience. The point upon which I want information is this: dance of a handsome cavalier is a thing indispensible

CHESS.-A correspondent who has submitted to our After the queen has moved to 6-3, and the black in the fashionable circles, and, finding that she cannot arbitration a knotty point in this interesting zone, bishop to 5—4, the white knight attacks the black secure it at any other price, ends, by making the de is informed that we have not been inattener to AS kiog, and gives him check; instead of which, I would votee all the return in her power; and is then a little

investigation. The result of our enquirie s 14hhave the pawn 7-6 to take the attacking koight. I surprised to see him make his bow and take leave, not

prised in the following paragraph, drawn up by The argument urged against this, is that it exposes the

person moderately versed in the game. king to check from the white queen. To refute this,

again to return. But, after a day or two given up to “ It is," says he, “by a reference to the regului I say, that the white queen is already covering a

pique and mortification, she begins internally to ac. of the London Chess Club, that disputed praza check from the black bishop, and consequently loses knowledge that the desertion was quite according to are in general settled. On consulting the lowed its power to give check to her adversary's king in the ordinary course of such affairs, and her black

the Club, I do not find any thing bearing in the that situation.

remotest manner on your corespondent's question : sparkling eyes begin to wander once more over the

my opinion, relative to this case, is decidedly in fa I shall be glad to be informed by yourself, or en-figures of the half dozen aimables who start forward to vour of the mode of play adopted by Lolly, as give lightened readers, whether I am right or wrong. fill the vacant station, till she makes her election, again

in the Kaleidoscope. The queen, or 6–3, certas St. Ann's, 24th Jan. 1821.

J. B. P.
to be flattered and deserted. The occurrence of such an

has her powers in abeyance, but she is not,

J. B. P. imagines, entirely hors de combat. Suede event mortifies, but it takes no hold of her feelings; of my chess friends as I have consulted, agter in

and she is therefore undeserving of our pity. The sober this opinion. The case, however, is curious, and TO THE EDITOR. man of sense is strangely mistaken if he thinks the

I trust will be the subject of future discussion." heart of a Frenchwoman is to be won by reasoning :

We have to acknowledge the continuation of the excele · SIR - I beg leave to call the attention of the pro- let him gain notoriety in the eyes of the world by mere

lent article on Materialism, with the commer per authorities, through the medium of your paper, physical courage (wbich he has in common with the

ment of which we present our readers this day. 12 to the very dangerous state of a house, situate in brute creation, or by a distinguished dress, which he can recommend it to their perusal, as being, in Paradise-street, south corner of Atherton-street; I enjoy in common with fools) and, if he can succeed

opinion, one of the best specimens extant, of a which has of late greatly altered for the worse: there of so far as to rise into the notice and favour of her rivals,

happy combination of exalted powers of reasoningen is a large open crack workiog from the corner across

and facility of language. the front, and the wall in Atherton-street is giving

his mistress will grant him every thing, in order to obway in several places. As the house is occupied, and tain a triumph over them. The notorious success of HORÆ OTIOSÆ No. V. in our next. stands in such a public situation, the most alarming one of our first commanders among the Parisian wocoosequences are likely to be the result, if it be not men of rank depended upon this principle; his name

BAGATELLES.-Although we had intended to class soon attended to. CAUTION.

this department of our journal for the season, was in every body's month : so was that of

have given a place to the Charade communicad the celebrated singer; and he was equally fortunate. by BwOTICUS, because it is of a superior drek The attentions of the soldier and the singer were

Like our correspondent, we have also arrived** TO THE EDITOR. equaly desirable, for there was a certain eclat attached

solution, which, although perfect to the ear, is tiba

cient in a letter. to them; and they had their reward. But, to return SIR, I shall feel myself obliged by any of your from individual examples to general positions : there is

Amicus has been just received. pumerous readers informing me, through your pa- 1 yet another road to female favour for him who is too | A SUBSCRIBER need not be uneasy as to the regu per, the reason why the brass coins of James the

imid or

distinction in the two Second bear upon the reverse, between the cross

his Series, owing to his occasional absence from top: sceptres, the month in the year in which they were

modes already pointed out. Frenchwomen of all we are determined to reprint every number of coined; as I do not find that history affords the classes are mercenary. I have not in my eye that un.

work which may be sold out, as we have already dies

in the case of Nos. 7 and 10. But we must copen wished for information. fortunate race of beings who subsist on the wages of

to charge a small premium on all numbers purchasca , 1st Feb. 1821.

R. shame : I speak of women of the higher order, whose after a week's delay.

reputation is untouched; but who make no difficulties
TO THE EDITOR.
in condescending to accept presents from the merest

Printed, published, and sold
every-day acquaintance. Where is that feeling of
honest pride whicb burns on the cheek of the virtuous

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. SIR, -I am much pleased with the great improve-| Englishwoman, when an admirer, not too rigid in

Liverpool Mercury Office. megt going on in Bold-street, relative to the flagging prin of the foot-paths; but there remains a still further 15 principle or practice, ventures, upon a slight acquain

Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; MEXX

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. To improvement to that street, which I hope, at no dis

tance, to offer some tribe for her acceptance? If re- SmithParadise-street : Mr. Warbric tant day. to see effected. I mean the mending of ceived, it would be construed by him into an earnest | Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, AC sundry broken panes in the window of the Lecture of future kindnesses. Not so the Frenchwoman: she

of future kindaesses. Not so the Frenchwoman: shel Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street, men Room of the Lyceum. At the same time a consider. sometimes extorts from ber foolish foreign lover the

John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money *** able addition to the appearance of the building | most expensive presents; and, when she finds his purse

London, Sherwood and Co. Warrington, Mr. Harriso would be insured, were the committee of the same

Dublin, J. K. Johnston & Co. Preston, Mr. Whitte, tolerably well sacked, she politely informs him that to recommend their servants to spend a vacant hour

Manchester, Mrs. Richardson. Stoke, Mr. Tomkinsus

Hanley, Mr. Allbut. propriety will not permit her to encourage his atten- Stockport, Mr. Dawson. or two in the occupation of cleaning the said win

Leeds, Mr Dewhirst. dow, which is at present a disgrace to the neighbourdance any longer: that the world is malicious; that it

Bolton, Mr. Kell.

Ormskirk, Mr. Garside hood.

breaks her heart to bid him adieu ; but that destiny Hull, Mr. Perkins. Liverpool, 31st Jan. 1821. A. B. C. bas willed it so. Stung with mortification he leaves Lancaster, Mr. Benthan.

Northwich, Mr. Kent

Wigan, Messrs. Lyon

Blackburn, Mr. Rogersen,

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The Philanthropist. | diet and accommodations. And all this is which was a becoming and grateful tribute

done with the order, regularity, and care- to their liberal efforts to improve the town in the first volume of the old series of the Ka-| fulness of a well-conducted private house- and increase the comfort of its inhabitants, lovecape, we inserted several of the annual reports of hold.

with strict attention to the interests of the Liverpool Charitable Institutions, under the im- ' “ These are the results derived from the Infirmary. sion that no subject could better assiinilate with department of our journal, which, under the headly

ad system established and directed by the “ But increased buildings and increased hilanthropist," was devoted to any subject connected Committee of Economy, whose great pow-I accommodation will require increased re2 the welfare of our fellow-men. The reports we seers to serve this establishment are only ex-venues, and it is to be lamented that the and at the time to wbich we have alluded, were, I readed by the real

re, ceeded by the zeal and diligence with which subscriptions to this charity have not grown Strangers' Friend Society, the Liverpool Peniten.

have now great their services are constantly given to it; in proportion to the growth of the wealth and sure in adding the address of B. A. Heywood, Esq. and the supporters of this house of charity population by which we are now surrounded. recting that noble Institution the Infirmary, if I cannot with propriety lament, like the so. Upon this subject we have to expect, and it selection of this article should, in any degree, con

vereign of old, that, having performed no act may be done with confidence, placed on the Ite to promote the views of the benevolent writer he following appeal, our object will be accomplished. I of benevolence, they have lost a day ; for known liberality of the community of Li.

e intend in our next to give a place to the last re- every day and every hour their bounty is verpool, that the revenues will become not : of the Strangers' Friend Society, recently pub-1 administering comfort and relief to the only equal, but superior, as they were in greatest of all bodily sufferings.

former times, to the annual wants of this “ Such are your good works, and they great charity. REPORT,

have been accomplished, whilst the house “It has occurred to me, and I beg to NE BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE GENTLEMEN has been constantly filled to its utmost ex- I suggest for your consideration, that it might SSEMBLED AT THE ANNUAL BOARD OF the tent, without any diminution of the stock be advisable to form a new fund for the NDIRMARY, JANUARY 8, 1821.

or capital of the Trustees, for which we purpose of fitting up and finishing this in

may consider ourselves indebted to the tended new Infirmary. By this measure, Gentlemen.--. When you did me the great exertions and diligence of the officers those funds which are now in possession, our to appoint me the President of this of the different departments, to the decline and which were in fact appropriated to the e charity, I was so little informed of of prices of some necessary articles, to an purpose, will be preserved for the use of the management and economy of such un- unusual receipt of benefactions, legacies, patients of the Infirmary. The plan has akings, that it is more than probable and accidental payments, and to the great been attended with success in other charita

any remarks which I may venture to care and attention of the Treasurer, whose l ble buildings, and we may recollect that e will be to you trite and familiar ; but services for another year have been solicited, the original building of the present In. Il not deny myself the pleasure of ex- and will, I hope, be granted.

firmary by our ancestors, in the then in. sing my great admiration of the excel. “ We are, however, now assured that significant state of the wealth and populae which I have witnessed. It is difficult further income must become necessary, in tion of this place, was a greater effort than xplain sufficiently what is excited by consequence of agreements made with the any which can be now required; and it will view of a regular, correct, and efficient Corporation of Liverpool, to whom, in the be gratifying to preserve the surplus funds em, by which the important and nume- magnificent progress of their improvements, of former times for the particular uses they

duties of this great family are con- the site of the Infirmary became desirable; were intended, and to institute, now, similar ed; and the diseased, disabled, house- and it was favourable to your interests that efforts to procure adequate buildings for and homeless poor are received, accom- this circumstance has taken place, for your our future objects. Nor can we be wholly ated, and relieved by every means, and present buildings are become too small for inattentive to the occasions which may inery manner, which skill, medicine, and the accommodation of the patients, and are cidentally arise to make these surplus funds can dispense; and it appears to me decayed and out of repair. We hope that necessary for the most immediate wants; many advantages, which are not en- it will be found that the committee have had for it is only two years ago that you were ed by the rich in their heated chambers, the power of showing that ready acqui. compelled to expend part of them, to prewith their luxurious and unwholesome escence to the wishes of the Corporation, vent the necessity of closing some of the

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