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ceeding the number before mentioned, and which is
| NOTES TO THE SIEGE OF LATHOM HOUSE_W. given by Pinkerton, making together 1037, which
remind the correspondent to whom we were indebted he divides into 178 families, aod refers the reader
for the MS. of the Siege of Lathom-ball, that we to his work before mentioned, “ Familiæ Romanæ PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO INFERIOR ANI. were led to expect, and still await, his further orders Exantiquis Numis matibus, &c. 1663," where he MALS.-We have, more than once, stated that an has given their devices and descriptions.
effort was made, several years ago, to establish a so
ORTHOGRAPHICAL INNOVATIONS.-The letter of Piokerton gives us a very coufined list of the fa
GEORGE MEANWELL, which was mislaid until i
ciety in this town, for the purpose of suppressing, milies, but in the Pembrokian collection they will
was too late for insertion this week, shall, most asu.
by every legal and practicable means, those disgracebe found nearly to amount to Patin's computation;
redly, be attended to in our next. and ought in ibe cabinet to be arranged alphabetiful and unmanly acts of wanton cruelty, too fre
on Time shall have cally, according to the families.
quently practised upon what is termed the brute crea Monsieur's Complaint is only postponed. The maru. The following is a corrected list from Pinkerton; ation. The promoters of the benevolent scheme were script was not perfectly correct, and we hoped to meet those marked in Italics being the additions, which not actuated by any Quixotic or Utopian motives;
I with a printed copy, which we should have preferred make the number 152, or 26 less than Patin.
neither did they aim at establishing a vexatious or
following Aburea Considia Julia Papiria Septimia
pragmatical system of espionage over the communi- | A Saxon's note shall be attended to. Accokia Cordia Junia Pedania Sepullia
ty. They were aware of the prevalence and enormity | We shall be glad to hear further from A SCRAT Acilia Cornelia Labiena Pedeceia Sergia Aemilia Cornuficia Licinia Petillia Servilia
of the evil, which it was their object to diminish, if GATHERER. Afrania Cosconia Livia Petronia Sestia it should prove too general or too formidable to be Alliana Cossutia Livineia Pinaria Serlia
wholly eradicated. The reasons why they did not
The lines on the comparative longevity of animals are Annia Creponia Lucilia Plaetoria Sicinia
entitled to a place in our columns. Antia Crépusia Luric Plancia
realise their humane scheme have been already ad.
HORÆ OTIOSÆ.—No. VII, has been received. The Antonia Curtia Mamilia Plotia Stabilia
writer has evinced great propriety and good seek by
to repeat, that its temporary abandonment is not, in Appuleia Domitia Manlia Poblicia Statia
the manner in which he has received tbe bent no
any degree, to be ascribed to the impracticability of Aquilia Durmia Marcia Pompeia Sulpitia
found it necessary to give last week. Arria Egnatia Maria Pomponia Tarquitia
the measure itself. We confidently trust that the ex
| LIVERPOOL.-T. J. C. will find his letter in the preAtia Egnatuleia Memmia Popilia Titia periment will yet be made ; and the sympathy so re
sent number of the Kaleidoscope. We shall expect Aurelia Eppia Mescinia Postumia Tituria
peatedly and so recently expressed in its behalf, leads to hear further on the same subject from him or other Axia Fabia Mettia Procilia Tituria Betiliena
correspondents; to whom we would suggest the prepare Fabricia Minatia
us to anticipate the most beneficial result. Proculeia Trebania
priety of confining their communications to the best Fabrinia Mineia
frequent allusion to this subject in the Kaleidoscope, Quinctilia Trebatia
practicable length, upon a subject purely local, nad! Cæcilia Farmia Minucia Rabiria Tullia has attracted considerable attention; and we have perhaps not so interesting even to our town reades Cæcina Farculeia Moenia Renia Ummidia
received letters on the subject from individuals residing its importance merits. Calidia Flaminia Munatia Roscia Valeria Calphurnia Fonteia Navia Rubria Vergilia
in other towns, where the Kaleidoscope circulates, en- If the articles to which an ASTRONOMER alludes at Carisia Fufia Nasidia Rustia Vettia quiring into the state and progress of the “ Liverpool short, perhaps they might not be unexceptiotab. Cassia Fulvia Neria Rutilia Veturia Society for the prevention of wanton cruelty to inferior although we fancy that our corespondent has been Cestia Furia Norbana Sanguineia Vibia
animals.” Whilst the subject is before us, we take the
anticipated by the compilers of many of our elementary Cissia Gallia Numitoria Satrienia Vinicia
treatises. Claudia Helia Numonia Scaufeia
opportunity to state, that a most respectable clergyman,
Vipsania Clovia Herennia Oguluia Scribonia Voconia of this town, a few days since, put into our hands, a let. The communication of J. P. reached us after our A Cocæia Horatia Opeimia Scurfeia Volcatia ter, which we conceive we may publish without any
rangements for the present publication had been finally Coelia Hostidia Oppia Sempronia Volteia Capereia Hostilia
breach of confidence. The following is a copy, and we
Sentia la my last letter, instead of 94 grains, speaking
shall not fail to forward this day's Kaleidoscope to the METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL FOR THE YEAR 180 of the denarius, it ought to be 98 grains.
-The gentleman to whom we are indebted for this address of the reverend writer :
interesting Table may rest assured, that the delay AN ANTIQUARY.
No, 1, Great Mile-end-road, near London. its appearance has been unavoidable. We conceive, Liverpool, February 19, 1921
SIR,-) understand that there is a society formed however, that the precise period of its insertion is not at Liverpool for preventing cruelty to animals. I
a matter of much consequence, and that the objects Round-about Evidence.- Mother Hopkins told me,
should esteem myself infinitely obliged if you would
for which this journal is compiled will be answered that she heard Greene's wife say that John Harris's
by securing it a place in our annual volume, for the wife told her, that granny Hopkins heard the widow
favour me with some particulars respecting it; or, | purposes of reference or of comparison with the main Basham say, that Captain Weed's wife thought, Colonel if any rules (as probably is the case) have been teorological results of past or future years. Mopkins's wife believed, that old Miss Lamb reckoned,
drawn up, for the management of the institution, that Samuel Dunham's wife had told Spaulding's wife,
I should be happy to have them forwarded to me,
We will examine our port-folio for the article allodadas that she heard John Fink's wife say, that her mother
by P. told her, old Miss Jenks heard granny Cook say that it
either by letter or by the coach. I beg to apologise was a matter of fact.-American paper.
for giving you this trouble; but, as I am not ac
We have also to acknowledge PanGLOS; R. M.
LOVE-SICK BACHELOR; E. P.
quainted with any individual at present at LiverSTATE OF THE LIVERPOOL CELLAR FOR pool, I am under the necessity of applying to a Our Bold-street friend will find, on referring to come THE REFUGE OF THE DESTITUTE. brother clergyman, in this manner, for the infor. I list of agents, that he may now be more could
mation which I want. I am, your's, &c. The following is a Schedule of the number of Men,
A. BROOME. of Different countries, in Blumdell-street Cellar, made up to Thursday noon, March 1:
| To the Officiating Minister of St. Paul's or St. Peter's Printed, published, and sold by E. SMITH and L Church, Liverpool.
54, Lord-street, Liverpool LITERARY PILFERERS.-If CORNELIUS will favours
Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Mcam ! us with a glance at the work in question, and we find the plagiarisms as barefaced as he represents them to Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. 15 be, we shall not be restrained, by any false delicacy, Smith, Paradise-street; Mr. Warbrick, Fuad from exposing the piracy. When we restore the vo.
Library, Lime-street; Mr. Willan, Bold-street; N.
lume, we shall inclose a perfect copy of the Kaleido-
G. P. Day, Newsman, Dale-street; and Mr. Jodi Since the last return, thirty-nine men have been shipped, or have been passed to their homes.
Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money only. NELIUs for our accommodation. * Next week we shall make a statement of the state e a statement of the state A CONSTANT READER, of Ormskirk, could never
AGENTS FOR MANCHESTER_Miss Richardson of the funds for the support of this establishment,
have anticipated the insertion in the Kaleidoscope of Market-street; Mr. Sowler, St. Ann's Square ; & which, it is desirable to keep up until the latter end of
verses on such a subject as that he has selected. Mr. Fletcher, Market-place. zhis month, if possible.
Merchants and Captains of ships may be supplied | We very highly approve of the plan of the work sent London, Sherwood and Co. Warrington, Mi with able-bodied seamen on application at the cellar;
for inspection by J. B.; and shall endeavour to proand we need not say, that by shipping these men, they
cure a copy for ourselves. We have not yet had an Stockport, Mr. Dawson will render a great service to the town, and to the gene
opportunity to peruse the particular parts recommen
Leeds, Mr Dewhirst. al interests of humanity. We wish we could prevail ded; but shall not omit to do so at our earliest leisure.
Bolton, Mr. Kell. upon some of our townsmen to pay a visit to this recep
Bury, Mr. Kay. tacle of wretchedpess. It would be an excellent practical TIMOTHY TURTON.Our Manks correspondent, is Hull, Mr. Perkins. termon.
infinitely too sublime for our limited faculties. Lancaster Mr. Bentham
and Co. Warrington, Mr. Harrisos ston & Co. Preston, Mr. Whittle,
Stoke, Mr. Tomkinson Hanley, Mr. Allbut. Wigan, Messrs Lyon Ormskirk, Mr. Garside Blackburn, Mr. Rogersen Northwich, Wr. Kent,
| The veil, frequently worn by them is a mark of circulated in manuscript amongst the friends of the
sacred dignity; and it is a curious circumstance, that writer, of whom we do not feel at liberty to say more at ON THE STUDY OF COINS. Constantius Chlorus appears veiled on his consecration present, than that he is a well-known merchant, of great
coins, which have the deified chariot, or bis figure, for respectability and talent, now residing in Liverpool. LETTER IV. the reverse.
It is owing to the kind interference and solicitation We have several Imperial Coins, not bearing a head, of a friend, that we have at length the opportunity to (Written for the Kaleidoscope.1
as on the large brass of Augustus, on one side of wbich lay before the readers of the Liverpool Mercury the parOF THE IMPERIAL COINS OF ROME.
the Emperor is seated on a chair, and the other repre- ticulars of an adventure, as affecting as any we ever
sents a sacrifice, We likewise find, in tbe cabinets recollect to have met with. • TO THE EDITOR.
of the curious, those of Germanicus, on the obverse of There is scarcely on record a more awful and appalling
which he appears, as conqueror, in his quadrigated car, situation, than that so well described in the latter part treated principally, in my two last, of bolding an eagle in bis left hand, and over bim bis of this narrative, where the writer states that the velocity Consular, and Coins preceding the time of Julius, name : and on the reverse he stands in a military habit, with which he was hurried forwards convinced him of hall now proceed to the Imperial, the grandest series | extending his right hand in a commanding attitude, the near approach of the dreadful rapids of La Chine; the world, both for device and execution. I before and supporting another eagle with his left. the legend I that night was drawing on.
and supporting another eagle with his left, the legend that night was drawing on, and that his destruction tersed the different metals and sizes, aud it was
informing us of the victory for which he triumphed.- appeared inevitable. this time the smaller brass began to be in more
Numerous others might be mentioned, but let the Tbe horror of this scene, and the unlooked-for escape, quent use; though, speaking generally, the small
foregoing suffice, save just remarking the noted spintræ at such a critical moment, have seldom been surpassed 15s is scarce till the latter cime of the empire, when of Tiberius, who, not content, when living, to practice even in the fictions of romance. frøs sommon, and what ac first was accounted
every species of deformity and vice, bas left us monu- Since the manuscript came into our hands, we have tge brass, scarce; and so much so as to be ranked
ments of his 'helnous practices in these Coins; they been told, by a particular friend, that a pear relation ith medals, save those of Posthumus, which are com
generally bear a numeral on one side, from I. vpwards of his, who has recently arrived from Canada, had frean. On the face, or abverse, we have most commonly but his head may he found on some, and the reverses quently heard of this adventure from persons residing thead of the Emperor, che reverses bearing various but they are too shocking to be recounted.
on the spot, where no doubt is entertained of its truth rices, of which bereafter. Julius, as he was the first
AN ANTIQUARY., in all the particulars here related.--Edta, Ing Emperor who impressed his own head on the
Liverpool, March 5, 1821. bi, so he was the first who wore the laurel wreath,
In letter III 1st line of section 3d instead of « OmiIcepe as the honorary prize of a conqueror) which lia," read Aemilia, as in the subsequent list.
"On the 22nd of April, 1810, our party a3 permitted by the senate on account of bis baldness;
set sail in a large schooner from FortGeorge, d, from this time, it is the general ornament worn
or Niagara Town ; and, in two days, crossed the succeeding Roman Emperors ; but we see, on
Lake Ontario to Kingston, at the head of the coins of Posthumus and others at that period, the kated crown, worn by Augustus on his consecration
river St. Lawrence, distant from Niagara “I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's
about two hundred miles. Here we hired
WOTTON. The following ornaments and head dresses in which
an American barge (a large flat-bottomed Emperors and Empresses generally appear, are m Pinkerton; having made a few,alterations, and
ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING boat) to carry us to Montreal, a further idging the remarks as much as possible, leaving a AND EXTRAORDINARY NARRA. distance of 200 miles: then set out from ficient explanaton for the youthful collector, for
TIVES ON RECORD.
Kingston on the 28th of April, and ardie advantage these letters are written. The rostal crown was a sign of naval victory or com
rived the same evening at Osdenburgh, a ad, being made in resemblance of prows of ships 0 In giving a place to the following singular narra distance of seventy-five miles. The followd together. Agrippa frequently appears with it, tive, we act in compliance with the earnest solicitations
ing evening we arrived at Cornwall, and the prize of first ascending the walls of an enemy's city of many of our best friends, who are very desirous that
succeeding night at Pointe du Lac, on Lake The oaken, or civic crown, not uncommon in the the first vo
mon in the I the first volume of the Kaleidoscope should contain so ins of Galba, was the badge of having saved the life interesting a document. As our two journals fall into St. Francis : here our bargemen obtained a citizen or many citizens.
different hands, and as the Kaleidoscope has a class of our permission to return up the river; and The helmet we frequently meet with on the coins of
| readers peculiarly its own, in various parts of this king- we embarked in another barge, deeply laden obus, and the Constantines, expecially the tirst, bedom and of Ireland, who have not the opportunity of
and luggage, s of different forms, and variously and curiously seeing the Mercury, in which the original first appeared. / with potashes, passengers, rought and ornamented.
we shall offer no apology for copying the article recom. Above Montreal, for nearly 100 miles, the Of the head-dresses of the Empresses little need be mended from that journal.-Edit. Kal.
river St. Lawrence is interrupted in its id, but of the two Faustina's a distinction is neces
course by rapids, which are occasioned by ry; the first, or elder, wears her hair plaited in niany [From the Mercury of Feb. 5, 1819.) *W8, and brought to the top of her head, being there
the river being confined within comparativered in a fanciful form, whilst the younger bas ber's The following most interesting detail, the truth of] ly narrow, shallow, rocky channels : through ed in a plain knot bebind..
| which may be confidently relied upon, has been privately, these it rushes with great force and noise, Ne arrived of which ar Cedars, and, i let go theran, got home sc. had
adians call the "grand lengre I called out to my companion, mook) sun grew warmer, the wind
and is agitated like the ocean ip & storm, sterrified with the vicinity of the cascades to the St. Lawrence before, but I knew there Many people prefer these rapids, for gran- which we were approaching, it put back, were more rapids' a-head, perhaps another deur of appearance, to the falls of Niagara : notwithstanding my exhortations, in French set of the cascades; but, at all events, the they are from half a mile to nine miles long and English, to induce the two men on board La Chine rapids, whose situation I did not each, and require regular pilots. On the to advance. The bad hold which one man exactly know. I was hourly in expectation 30th of April, we arrived at the village of the had of the trunk, to which we were ad- of these putting an end to me, and often Cedars ; immediately below which are three hering, subjected him to constant immersion; fancied some points of ice extending from sets of very dangerous rapids (the Cedars, and, in order to escape hiş seizing hold of the shore to be the bead of foaming rapids. the Split-rock, and the Cascades) distant me, I let go the trunk, and, in conjunction At one of the moments in which the sea from each other about one mile, On the with another man, got hold of the boom, cession of waves permitted me look up ! morning of the first of May, we set out (which, with the gaff, sails, &c. had been saw at a distance a canoe with four men from the Cedars; the barge very deep and detached from the mast, to make room for coming towards me, and waited in coef very leaky; the Captain, a daring, rash man the cargo) and Aoated off I had just time dence to hear the sound of their paddles; refused to take a pilot. After we passed the to grasp this, boom, when we were hurried but in this I was disappointed: the mer, at Cedar rapid, not without danger, the Cap into the cascades; in these I, was instantly I afterwards learnt, were Indians (genuine tain called for some rum, swearing at the buried, and nearly suffocated. On-rising to descendants of the Tartars) who happening same time, that God Almighty could not the surface, I found one of my hands still on to fall in with one of the passengers trunks, steer the barge better than he did. Soon the boom, and my companion also adhering picked it up and returned to the shore for after this we entered the Split-rock, rapids to the gaff. Shortly after descending the the purpose of pillaging it; leaving, as they by a wrong channel, and found ourselves cascades, I perceived the barge, bottom up. since acknowledged, the man on the basil advancing rapidly towards a dreadful wa- wards, floating near me. I succeeded in to his fate. Indeed I am certain 1 shoek tery precipice, down which we went. The getting to it, and held by, a crack in ope end have had more to fear from their avance, barge slightly grazed her bottom against of it; the violence of the water, and the than to hope from their humanity; and I the rock, and the fall. was só great as to falling out of the casks of ashes, had quite is more than probable, would have been nearly take away, the breath. We here wrecked it. For a long time, I contented taken to secure them in the passession of took in a great deal of water, which was myself with this hold, not daring to endea- my.watch and several half-eagles, which / mostly bailed out again before we hurried vour to get upon the bottom, which I at had about me. The accident happened to on to what the Canadians call the “grand length effected ; and from this, my new si- eight o'clock in the morning; in the coure buillow," or great boiļing. In approaching tuation, I calļed out to my companion, who of some hours, as the day advanced, the this place, the Captain letgothe helm, saying, still preserved his hold of the gaff; he shook sun grew warmer, the wind blew from the “ By God! here we fill.". The barge was al., his head ; and when the waves suffered me south, and the water became calmer. I most immediately overwhelmed in the midst to look up again, he was gone. He made got upon my knees, and, found myself in of immense foaming breakers, which rushed 'no attempt to come near me, being unable the small lake St. Louis,, about three to over the bows, carrying away planks, oars, or unwilling to let go his hold, and trust five miles wide; with some difficulty, I &c. About half a minute elapsed between himself to the waves which were then rol got upon my feet, but was soon convinced he filling and going down of the barge;lling over his head.
by cramps and spasms in all my sizes during which, I had sufficient presence of The cascades are a kind of fall, or rapid that I was quite incapable of swimming mind to strip off my three coats, and was descent, in the river, over, a rocky chanşel any distance, and I was then tw reis loosening my suspenders, when the barge below: going down is called, by the French, from the shore. I was now going, with sünk, and I found myself floating in the Sauter," to leap or shove the cascades. wind and current, to destruction; and code midst of people, and baggage, &c. Each For two miles below, the channel continues hungry, and fatigued, was obliged again të man caught hold of something ; one of the in uproar, just like a storm at sea ; and I to sit down in the water to rest; when an ext?» crew caught hold of me, and kept me down was frequently nearly washed off the barge ordinary circumstance greatly relieved me under water ; but, contrary to my expecta- | by the waves which rolled over it. I now On examining the wreck, to see if it were peka tions, let me go again. On rising to the entertained no hope whatever of escaping ; sible to detach any part of it to steer by, surface, I got hold of a trunk, on which two and although I continued to exert myselt perceived something loose, entangled in other men were then holding. Just at this to hold 04, such was the state to which I fork of the wreck, and so carried along: the spot, where the Split-rock rapids terminate, was reduced by cold, that I wished only found to be a small trunk, bottom upwanie the bank of the river is well inhabited ; and for speedy death, and frequently thought which, with some difficulty, I dragged as we could see women on shore, running about of giving up the contest, as useless. I felt upon the barge. After near an hoor much agitated. A canoe put off, and picked as if compressed into the size of a monkey: work, in which I broke my penknite 1 up three of our number, who had gained the my hands appeared diminished in size one ing to cut out the lock, I made a boler bottom of the barge, which had upset and half; and I certainly should (after f be- the top; and to my great satisfaction, dra got rid of its cargo: these they landed on came very cold and much exhausted) have out a bottle of rum, a cold tongue, site an island. The canoe put off again, and fallen asleep, but for the waves that were cheese, and a bag full of bread, cakes, & was approaching near to where I was, with passing over me, which obliged me to attend all. wet. Of these I made a seasoned two others, holding on the trunk; when, to my situation.. I had never- descended though very moderate use; and the
under let me hold of a widing. Juberminate,
.but, contra on rising in two and a
or speeds. the coun the size and in size ne
bottom of the barge, por had gained the my hande reped into the size of them
tapidly alando z bud Hostined them to not sure cascade oor indeed searchines Beldorn For the pay which
hich I took usabled them to make pporting us for a times pened to be at the
e perceived: the dis- theresethi passage of the cascades, no fur/masthe purchase of a certain numbpp
#th had disturb lion ap. 7 Ambe was at
ani alarmin. I DOW best lowing clio
answered the purpose of a chair to sit upon, I should have arrived opposite the village of to a young man in Upper Canada, who was elevated above the surface of the water. La Chine after dark, and of course would one of those drowned ; it contained clothes,
After in vain endeavouring to steer the have been destroyed in the rapids below, and about £70 in gold, which was restored wreck, or direct its course to the shore, and to which I was rapidly advancing. The to his friends. My own trunk contained, having made every signal (with my waist. trunk which furnished me with provisions besides clothes, about £200 in gold and coat, &c.) in my power, to the several head- and a resting place above the water, I have Bank notes. On my arrival at La Chine, lands which I had passed, I fancied I was every reason to think, was necessary to save I offered a reward of 100 dollars, which driving into a bay, which, however, soon my life ; without it I must have passed the induced a Canadian to go in search of it. sroved to be the termination of the lake, whole time in the water, and have been éx. He found it, some days after, on the shore and the opening of the river, the current of hausted with cold and hunger. When the of an island on which it had been driven, which was carrying me rapidly along. I people on shore saw our boat take the wrong and brought it to La Chine, where I happassed several small uninhabited islands ; but channel, they predicted our destruction: the pened to be at the time. I paid him his the banks of the river appearing to be covered floating luggage, by supporting us for a time, reward, and understood that above one with houses, I again renewed my signals, enabled them to make an exertion to save third of it was to be immediately applied with my waistcoat and shirt, which I took us; but as it was not supposed possible to to the purchase of a certain number of out of the trunk, hoping, as the river nar survive the passage of the cascades, no fur- masses which he had vowed in the event of owed, they might be perceived: the dis- ther exertions were thought of, nor indeed success, previous to his setting out on the ance was too great. The velocity with could they well have been made.
search. When a regular pilot is employed, thich I was going convinced me of my near It was at this very place that General accidents seldom or never happen in passpproach to the dreadful rapids of La Chine. Ambert's brigade of 300 men, coming to at- ing the rapids. For the purpose of taking Night was drawing on; my destruction ap- tack Canada, were lost. The French at Mont. inquiries about my trunk, which contained eared certain, but did not disturb me very real received the first intelligence of the in- so much money, I went by land to the guch; the idea of death had lost its novelty, vasion, by the dead bodies Apating past the Cedar village, situated, as I before observed, and had become quite familiar. I really felt town. The pilot who conducted their first on the St. Lawrence, 40 miles abovc Montnore provoked at having escaped so long to batteau, committing (it is said, intention-real, and the place from which our barge de finally sacrificed, than alarmed at the pros. ally) the same error that we did, ran for the set out on the day of the accident. I pect. Finding signals in vain, I now set wrong channel, and thie other batteaux fol. heard nothing of my trunk, and returned up a cry or bowl, such as I thought best lowing close, all were involved in the same by water, passing down the same rapida alculated to carry to a distance ; and, being destruction. The whole party, with which under the charge of a pilot, in perfect avoured by the wind, it did, although at I was, escaped; four left the barge at the safety. I was much entertained in going above a mile distance, reach the ears of Cedar village, above the rapids, and went to to the Cedars, by the conversation at the some people on shore. At last I perceived Montreal by land ; two more were saved by different Canadian houses, which so unusual a boat rowing towards me, which being very the canoe ; the barges crew, all accustomed an accident had given rise to. At every buall and white-bottomed, I had for some to labour, were lost; of the eight men who house there was a different version of the time taken for a fowl, with a white breast; I passed down the cascades, none but myself story, and my own situation on arriving at And I was taken off the barge by Capt. John-escaped, or were seen again ; por indeed was a place of safety was variously represented; cone, after being ten hours on the water. I it possible for ac, one without my extra- at one I was informed of the man saved, ound myself at the village of La Chine, 21 ordinary luck, and the aid of the barge, to that on his arrival at La Chine, " qu'il etoit mules below where the accident happened, which they must have been very close, in ör. fou, fou, tout fou;" in other words, that I was having been driven by the winding of the der to escape ; the other men must have quite out of my senses, &c. To this was current a much greater distance. I re- been drowned immediately on entering the invariably added the Christian maxim; that ceived no other injury than bruised knees cascades. The Trunks, &c. to which they it was « Le bon Dieu" who especially in. and breast, with a slight cold: the accident adhered, and the heavy great coats which terfered to save him (me ;) a conviction cook some hold of my imagination ; and for they had on, very probably helped to over- which would be highly flattering, as I should even or eight succeeding nights, in my whelm them; but they must have gone at live in expectation of some high destiny
eams, I was engaged in the dangers of the all events ; swimming in such a current of proportioned to the special miracle wrought Cascades, and surrounded by drowning men, broken stormy waves was impossible; still in my favour." dc. My escape was owing to a concurrence I think my knowing how to swim kept me of fortunate circumstances. I happened to more collected, and rendered me more wil. catcha hold of various articles of support, ling to part with one article of support to ANECDOTE OF PRILETUS, PRECEPTOR TO PTOLENT and to exchange each article for another, gain a better : those who could not swim
PÄILADELPHUS. just at the right time. Nothing but the would naturally cling to whatever hold they Boom could have carried me down the cas- first got, and of course many had very bad It is reported of this poet, by Ælian, that he was
es without injury; and nothing but the ones. The Captain passed me above the naturally so slender in form, and had reduced himrelf Darge could have saved me below them. I cascades, on a sack of woollen cloths, which
in so much by excessive study, that he was compelled, was also fortunate in having the whole day; were doubtless soon saturated and sunk.
when he went out, to affix plates of lead to his sandals,
and to put pieces of the same metal into his pocket, I the accident happened one hour later, The' trunk which I picked up, belonged lest the wind should blow bim away,
When life's poor wick is out; when I have said, Of ships, that seemed impatiently to chide
The tardy impulse of the wakening gale: () place me not beneath the unhallowed tread
It freshepsi now they fast and faster glide, Of city churl; give me the grassy swell,
Like sheeted giants in some wizard vale ;-
To whoin that tender act will be a last adieu !
And long I gazed, in deepest thought entranced :
There was a fitful interest in the scene ; Some say they'd like to fall in battle's strife
My heart was sad—and then with rapture dancedInto a bed of glory and renown ;
Here, the dread ocean-there, the village green : But I. as long as I can hold on life.
I turned; a lovely female form advanced Would rather fall into a bed of down.
With fairy step and gentle timid mien; (ORIGINAL.] Yet lest I go, as accidents are rife,
She seemed as raised by some enchanters wand,
The guardian angel of the Mersey's strand.
And when she did her netted veil remove,
That hung like snowy cloud on meteored sky,
Admiring seraphs gazed from realms above."
“Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
Entranced I stood, till roused by boatman's ar:O Woman ! kindest, fairest, loveliest !-say, While he continues near his ass to drive so ?
. And she had gone, and left my bosom burning;' Why does thy angel-form rush on my soul
Another cry, still louder, now I hear;
Gone, like the Queen of Love, to ocean's foam reur Whene'er I would, in homely minstrel lay, O grant me patience, Job! who can endure,
ing.. Or peaceful cot, or noisy town, extol ?"
“ Fresh oys-fresh oys-fresh oys—fresh oystu-u-u-r?” Ah! rather ask, who that disdains the sway
But, oh, that'soft eye's momentary gaze Of beaming eyes, in tenderness that roll,
We've been in the church.yard; but now must rise up. Came o'er my soul, like warmth of summer Dors, Has ever caught one spark of minstrel fire,
Please gentles! walk again to the Exchange; And lighted there Love's pure and hallowed blaze : Or touched, with mastering hand, the wizard lyre ! I had forgot to bid you cast your eyes up
And she is gone, and I am left forlorn !
To the high summit of that splendid range : Oh, thou wert sent, the olive-bearing dove,
Some talk of drowning, throttling, and such mass; There sits Britannia, nearly to the skies up,
I'd rather drown't in panch, and cut my com; To waft glad tidings to the nether sky;
Exposed to every blast: 'tis very strange
Meantime I must be off, before too late From thee is all we deem of heaven above
That they should treat her thus! She calmly looks The cheering smile, the sympathetic sigh ;
To hear friend Ryley's flourishing debate. On castles in the air, and every insult brooks! Thy bosom is the citadel of love,
The question is for the sublime oration, And pity draws a tear from thy soft eye, See Nelson's monument ! the hero bare,
" Which is the finest eye-black, grey, or blue?" More precious and more bright a thousand times
Even in his dying hour; it is too bad;
I do intend to challenge admiration,
By saying for the last a word or two:
And let him die, in Glory's garment clad? Oh, I do hate the whining common-place
I have a speech, with some slight alteration, That skeleton ! had such a thing gone there Of love-sick rhymes, incessantly that talk
It is so eloquent, I'm sure 'twill do ; · In shape as palpable, some British lad Of Mary and of Emma's blooming face,
"Twas for the Star and Garter, now I think, I Would have seized hold of handspike or of crow-bar, Their lips of coral and their necks of chalk : And smash'd his timbers ere he had got so far.
Composed it on the murphy, called the pink-ejt. These, now, so oft the newsman's columns grace, I swear there's not a Dandy in his walk, Below, Herculean figures are enchaired,
And now farewel! fair readers, for awhile. Who meets a pretty girl, but we must know it,
Emblems of conquest, plunged in captive woe,
Oh! if my rude and unaspiring lay He clinks his sighs with eyes, and calls himself a poet! | They lie! for Nelson's generous soul disdained
Can moping care for one short hour beguile, Basely to trample on a prostrate foe.
Or cause one smile upon your cheeks to play, And, then, to dark despair he vows he's driven Some wag these emblems from his brain has drained,
Doubly repaid is all my midstrel toil. (Alas! that frowns should kill so sweet a fellow !) · Who chanced our Merchants' favourite trade to
(I vow I've written this within a day.) His sad farewel, his hope to meet in heaven,
Farewel, ye lovely ones! my harp for you When life's rough ocean shall no longer bellow. They wanted a memento of the slave-trade;
Ere long I shall resume; adieu !'adieu ! Let not your bosom, lady fair, be riven ;
Some loved it as a sexton does the grave-trade.
Methinks, I hear some critic antiquarian,
Who gathers plaster busts, and mouldy coins,
Cry out, “ Why what a rude untaugbt barbarian! • When next I go to dine I must be smarter,
But statues, be they bronze or marble Parian, I
Are true to taste, when Truth with Nature joins : Scarce was there left or pudding, tart, or beef;
| The true origin of the custom, still retained by the
Why, naked men, and skeletons require Behind my time just one hour and a quarter:
To show how heroes act, how heroes can expire ?"
Welsh, of wearing leeks in their hats on Su Dasiat My speech was not in time too, to my grief,
day, is involved in much obscurity. However, 0 *** Wherein I meant to reason like a Plato On one side the Exchange a Newsroom spacious absence of all certain knowledge respecting it, cotel
** On the perfections of a large potatoe.
Appears, adorned with pillars round and taper;
has not been idle. According to one account, the p=2 But to return, in Church-street there's a shop,
Here you will find or town or country paper. tice originated in a great victory obtained by the Brities (A Mr. Thingumbob's) where you may shave,
Here Merchants shrewd, with faces keen and gracious, I Or have you hair cut à la broom or mop;
over the Saxons, on which occasion the former were disa
· From Nabob rich, down to Jamaica draper, • Here ladies may have curls, their own to save :
tinguished by the Leek, as the order of St. David,
Are scen, intent on gain, to group together, * Strangers oft at the window make a stop,
In all the splendour of broad cloth and leather.
which the following English lines appear to allude:For there's a bust, like dead-man from the grave, Frowning, as if he had a strong objection
Down Castle-street how splendid are the wares, “ I like the Leek above all herbs and flowers; To undergo such barbarous resurrection.
In shop of hatter, draper, ironmonger!
When first we wore the same the field was ours. The country booby long at window stares, : Should any of you want an epitaph,
The Leek is white and green, whereby is mesos, Till tired with staring.-he can stare no longer. If, just a day or two before you die, you For clocks and watches, London's self declares,
That Britons are both stout and eminent : Apply to me; the Bishop of Landaff
Moncas and Roskel make them, dearer, stronger. Next to the Lion and the Unicorn, Can ne'er with gentler'eulogy supply you :
(I hear a patent's got for a transcendunt job, Lest all your friends should Lethe's waters quaff,
The Leek's the fairest emblem that is worn" For winding lever watches with a pendant knob.) An epitaph's a good thing to keep by you; My generous soul asks no return in pelf; On George's pier I walked, the other day, a
Another version of this tradition refers the custot But some of you may write one for myself.
The sunny beam danced on the Mersey's breast; | a victory gained by Cadwallawn, near a field of lock
The morning mist on Cambria's mountains lay, This brings me to the church-yard of St. Peter
which bave, in consequence, ever since been worn b! **
As if to warm them in its gauzy vest ; (I would have said St. Peter's Church, but found And all was light and life, and all was gay ;
Welsh to commemorate that event. The more plade. No rhyme within my noddle for a metre)
My bosom throbbed with joy, for I was blest, supposition, however, of Mr. Owen Pughe is, lhat 'Tis very well for me that I'm not bound To leave the noisier liaunts of plodding men,
custom originated in the Cymmortha, sull observat The orders of this building to repeat, or
And hail the Spring's returning bloom again. I should be puzzled. It is flagged around
Wales, in which the farmers assist each other in pokemon With grave-stones flat, and trodden on, in dearth
A gentle breeze kiss'd here and there the tide, ing their land, and on which occasion every one fork? of other Sunday walks, till smooth as kitchen hearth. But scarcely lullid asleep the fluttering sail contributed his leek to the common repast
Who wear there oft the ne their necha face,