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not two miles distant from the little town above men- machines of all descriptions, admirably adapted to the ruins and other poble remains found still in great she tioned. It was also overrun in the same way, some 1700 / uses intended, and often displaying a fineness of work dance, and which seem to attest that the glory of itin odd years ago. The fiery Auid entered the town, and manship not to be found in such homely things among world was carried here to its highest pitch. The Strain choked it up completely. Streets, squares, temples, us! There are many little doruestic utensils (particularly Lake, and the Elysian Fields (the Hell and Paradise se houses, all were sealed up and forgotten, and now the one for doing eggs) the sight of which would teach a the ancients) are also in this neighbourhood ; but the town lies seventy feet under ground. Several fine vil. lesson to the best housewife among you. In some pas- former has now lost, as well as its terrors over the mind lages stand on the top of it. Some century back, ex- try forms there were even found pies, and they met also all the gloom and horror which once epvelloped i cavations (at great trouble and expense) were made into with some good jolly loaves of bread, with letters marked | The latter is covered with flourishing vineyards and a the ancient city, and many curious objects of the fine on them, as is the fashion now.a-days. Likewise nuts, chards, although you see the remains of a vast pumber of arts, &c. which the fire had spared, were rescued. The figs, corn, flour, &c. In some houses they found the tombs, where the blessed were buried. But nature ta famous Herculaneum manuscripts were found here. tables ready laid for supper, untouched, for the erup- made this tract of country more interesting even the Sir Humphrey Davy superintends, in part, the develop-. tion began about that hour. In the college of medi. man. The whole of it is volcanic, and its surface in ment of these papers, and I have often seen bim work. cine, besides a large quantity of pills and boluses, many places disfigured by the corrents of laya which in ing at them. I descended into the ancient town, but lit- was found; also, a complete set of surgical instruments, been precipitated along it in former days from de of which has been cleared, as the lava which had | amongst which there is a very curious one for the numerous volcanoes, whose craters are now becomes choked it up is as hard as a rock. Not so with Pom- extraction ot the human fætus. They have preserved, many lakes. One of these volcanoes is not yet quite peii, another ancient town, about eight miles further off. likewise, an entire lady's toilette, one of the chief ar extinguished, although the ancient crust of the these This was also destroyed by the mountain, about seventy ticles of which, it would seem, was the same then tain has fallen in, and it now forms a circular pir of a years after Christ, but in a different way. Vesuvius, | as now, rouge. And, indeed, why should there be a mile in circumference, supposed to be supported by for eight days and nights, vomi:ed forth mud and stones, difference, women from mother Eve downwards have vast. arched caverns, which the action of lite fra in such quantities, as not only to choke up. Pompeii, always been vain, and red cheeks always pretty. But formed underneath ; and in fact the ground tretien which lies about five miles from the mountain, but also it appears they were put to a lerrible push to con- as you walk, and if you dash a stone ayainst it, a berarse to fill up the sea for a great distance. Thus the town trive a means of seeing their pretty faces, for in lieu echo is heard from below. Flames and amake sul lay, for any ages, with cornfields and vineyards flou- of looking-glasses, they were obliged to make use of issue from betwixt the crevices, and also a sala rishing over it. Some 150 years back, curiosity prompted polished brass ! But if I were to describe to you all steam which they reckon to be hotter than being certain antiquarians to dig there; and they were highly the things that are to be seen in this most curious collec- water. Great quantities of sulphur, allum, and vara, repaid by the objects they found. Many years after- tion, a dozen long letters would not be enough, there formed by the exhalations froin the volcano, and wards, the government commenced regular excavations; fore, we will say nothing at all about the statues, the lected here. At a mile's distance from this spot, i but the progress made was very insignificant, until Mu- paintings, the idols, the skeletons, the instruments of mountain which rose up in a night, and jus a rat's time, who set to work seriously: a thousand men sacrifice, the armour, the swords, the lamps, the combs, back of it are what are called Nero's baths. You des were employed daily at it. The present government are the inkstands, the play-tickets, the gold orsaments, scend to these by the light of torches, through a lot also etill carrying on the same operations; but, on so and a thousand other such like things, only I must and very narrow passage cut out of a rock, usti you limited a scale, that there is no hope of the present mention, that there is one room which is very curious, arrive at a little pool of water which boils an egg on generation seeing the work completed. I imagine about but which decency will not allow me to describe, nei- few moments. But the steam and heat in the DITA a fifth of the town is cleared ; the remainder is still co-ther would your modesty permit you to read it if I passage is such that most people are seized, in spite of vered with fields and gardens. A stroll through the did. This room is entirely filled with obscene objects themselves, with the idea of suffocation; and I bax streets of Pompeii (where you may now walk as freely found in Pompeii, and in no small number I assure seen some stout-hearted fellows shrink back at bali waj.* ne through any of your Liverpool streets) is one of the you; and as to the nature of them suffice it to say | (The remainder of this entertaining letter in takes most singular and gratifying things in the world, that the most depraved modern existing could not up with political reficctions, the introduction of what and in fact quite unique in its kind. Time has spared conceive any thing half so bad. Yet these things were a

are, of course, foreign to the plan of our work. Sok

of the passages were given in the front page of the LB nothing of the ancients in other places, but temples, all for public view. They appeared in their tombs, or Mercury, and others are reserved for the next num theatres, aqueducts, and such like works, which were in the temples, (where they were objects of adoration) of that journal.-Edt. Kal. made of a strength to stand for ages; but of their dwel. or else, as ornaments round the necks of vomen. How lings and their domestic customs, little was known be. is all this? We are told, that however religions may yond the imperfect details scattered through the works vary, the nature of virtue never changes, and that the

Elisrellanies. of their authors. This interesting link has been supplied | great code of morality has been acknowledged the Dreadful effects of Frichl.- A short cinje se by Pompeii, which the eruption of Vesuvius has pre- same by all nations. But I must say, that this axiom young woman of Exeter, named Whicker, was served almost entire. You enter the town by a long appears to be quite in opposition to what is observable the habit of going out to day work at her refie, Fu

passing through a field which the servants of CSC Hreet lined with magnificent tombs, agreeably to the of the manners of the Pompeians, from which one

one she had left had represented as haunted, and the lo customs of the Romans, who buried their dead at the would infer that there exists a virtue more, vow-a-days, of the credulous girl being thus awakened, a bizh * entrance of their towns. It produces a' most curious than formerly.

having wrapped himself in a sheet, concealing ** effect to stroll through the streets. The marks of cart “The places I have hitherto been describing to you his face and hands, met her in the path. The saks

was too strong for her reason-she became ravice u wheels are still visible in the pavements, and there are lie all to the east of the town; but the country to the

and about a fortnight since was conveyed to the skin? but few of the houses and shops that do not exhibit the westward is not less prolific of marvelous objects. The near Exeter, deprived of all those noble poti names of their former proprietors, written in red letters exit from this side of the town is through a grotto about intellect which dignity human nature above the best

Creation; and though the dreary void of her mi by the sides of the doors. You see, also, on the walls, three quarters of a mile long cut through the solid rock.

occasionally irradiated by lucid intervals, she 2002 in different parts of the town, what we should call play. They are obliged to keep lamps burning here all day lapses into insanity, fronu which it is feared thru bills, as well as various advertisements of the sale of long, otherwise full two-thirds of it would remain in never recover! We need not add a single word." houses and lands, &c. You encounter, also, taverns, perfect darkness. Past this grotto you enter immediately way of caution to this terrible example. public mills and bakeries, soap-houses,

| on classic ground, which has ocen greatly cclebrated by The gardeners may now make a profit of the pas . . . oil and wine shops, and many of the Roman authors, especially Virgil, whose lings of the vine, by selling them to the makers of te gin shops, or perhaps of some still stronger and more tomb is hard by. This neighbourhood was the favourite mers for breaking stones, as it is found that

made of the vine is not only more durable, but there corrosive liquor, for the marks of the glasses are visible resort of the Roman Emperors, and all the other Latin

elasticity is such that a boy can break stones wit. . in the marble counter. There is also a custom-house, a big-wigs of that day, who were attracted by the softness same facility, and nearly as fast as a man. college of medicine, halls of justice, &c. not to mention of the climate, and the beauties of the situation. This,

A tree, of the elm kind, is now growing st Ruben a variety of temples and theatres. As you may suppose, indeed, was the scene of all that was known in those

| Hall, near Bingley, wbich has no appearance of la & vast number of objects have been found in the houses days of pomp, luxury, and refinement. Dissipation, and the dimensionsof which are as follow: S9 fecto in the course of the excavation. These are all carried however, was the order of the day, which it seems was circumference, taken at one foul above the ground to the museumn in Naples, where they are deposited for carried to excesses unknown to us sober-minded mo- / feet 6 inches ditto, taken at 6 feet ditto; 12 let," the admiration of the curious, and an inspection of theinderns. The whole coast was strewed with the most

before it comes to the strong boughs; some of **

* are 9 feet in circumference, and it is estimated is not less gratifying than that of the town where they magnificent palaces, temples, theatres, aqueducts, baths, tain, in the role and boughs, from 1000 to 19Chevell were found; what lots of pots and kettles and cooking &c. which is sufficiently proved by the numerous fine feet of timber.

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cure, and giving the finish to the combe. The first produced. This apimal is as destructive in a pope',

of these substances is the pure fluid secreted in tbe as a polecat in a beu-house. It seems to form a For MARCH, 1821.

nectarines of Howers, which the length of Iheir tongue link between terrestrial and acquatic animals, reenables them to reach 10 most blossoms. The tongue sembling the former in shape, and the latter ju being

of a bee, though so long and sometimes so infated, able to continue a considerable time under the water, (Concluded from our last.]

is not a tube through which the honey passes, vor and in being web-footed, whereby it swims so fapt

A pump acting by suction, but a real tongue whicb as to overtake fish in their own element : but he is Our gardens begin now to assume somewhat of a laps or licks the honey, and passen it down on uot, strictly speaking, amphibious : for if he gets pekeerful appearance. Crocuses, exhibiting a rich its upper surface, as we do to the mouth, which entangled in a pet, and canyot free himself by cute axture of yellow and purple, Ornament the borders; is at its base concealed by the mandibles. It is ting the mesbes by his teeth, be is drowned. The mezerron is in all its beauty; the little Auwers with

rifice through the æs

Usual "silver crest and golden eyes,' daisies, are scattered into the first stomach, which we call the boney bag, to the base of the tail, is 23 inches, and the tail ilover dry pixtures; and the pilewort is seen on the which, from being very small, is swelled, when self is rather more than half the length of the body; Busist bauks of ditches. The primrose tuo, peeps

full of it, to a considerable size. Houey is never the weight of the male from 18 10 26, of the female, from beneath the hedge.

found in the second stuipach (which is surrounded from 13 to 22 pounds. TO THE PRIMROSE.

with muscular rings, and resembles a cask covered In March, the farmer dresses and rolle his mea. Conde, simple floweret of the paly lenf !

will loups from one end to the viber) but only dows; *preads aut-bi!ls; pl wts qu.cksets, Osiers, With yellow eve, and stalk of downy green,

in the first : in the latter and in the intestines the &c. Bows Aax-seed, artificiai'grasses, beaus apd peas, Though mild thy lustre, though thy days are brief,

bee.bread is not discovered. How the wax is se- broom and wbiu seeds, and grass seeds among Oh, come and decorate n.y cottage scene!

creled, or whal vessels are appropriated to that pure wheal. For thee, I'll rear a bank where softest mons

powe, is not yet ascertained. Hubert suspects that And tenderest grass shall carelessly combine ; a cellular substance, composed of hexaguus, wbich No haughty flower shall shine in gaudy gloss, lioes the meinbranes of ihe #ex porkets may be

Bus azure violets mix their buds with thine. couceined in this operation. Observe a bee lbal
Far, far away, cach keener wind shall fiy,

bas alighied on an opeo Quwer. The hum produced King's Cock Crower.—Among the customs which Each threatening tempest of the early year! * Thy fostering gale shall be the lover's sign! by the motion of ber wings ceases, and her employ, formerly prevailed in this country during the season of

Lent, was the following:-An officer, denominated the 10The dews that genn the bud the lover's tear!

meut begins. In an instant she unfolds ber tougue, An ere thou diest, pale flower, thoul't gain the praise which before was rulled up under her head. "The King's Cock Crower, crowed the hour each night,

* within the precincts of the palace, instead of proclaimTo have soothed the bard, and to have inspired his object of this industrious animali is not, like the

ing it in the ordinary mand I of watchmen. This C. Lloyd. more selfish butterfly, to appropriate this treasure

absurd ceremony did not fall into disuse till the reign The sallow now enlivens the hedges will it yelow

tu herself. It goes into the honey-bag, as into a la of George I. . sad silve y shaggy fowers; the a-pru sud the alder

boratory, where it is transformed into pure luney; Ive their flowers full-blown; the laurustinus and and when she returns to the hive, she regurgitates

Origin of the Name of Charing-Cross. It is not #ebay begin to open their leaves. The equmoc191

it in this forni into one of the cells appropriated generally known, that the name, Charing-Crous," les are usoally most-felt, both by sea and land, tu that purpose.

originated from the fond epithets bestowed by Edward I. But this time.

This botanical plunderer is not satisfied with on his beloved Queen, to whom po less than fif cep The leaves of honeysuckles are now nearly ex.

robbing the vectarines of their saccharine juices, to crosses were erected, and from the prevalence of the Fended: 12 uur gardens the budy of ibe cherrytree

be elaborated into boney and wax; it uext visits the French language at that time; Charing being nothing depah, the apricot, and the almond are fully

anthers, to pilfer the pollen, from which tbe bee. more than a corruption of Chère Reyne, often applied peerd in ibis month. The buds of the huwihoru

bread is made. If the integument, which hulde this by Edward to his Queen; of course, the cross gave the fertilizing dust, be already burst, it is immediately

name to the spot. A id of the larch-tree begin to open ; and the lanky

similar corruption occurs in brusbed uff by the first pair of legs, transferred to

Blanch Apple Court, in the city, which has long been Barges out of the ground; ivy berries are ripe;

called Blind Chapel Court; and a district near Št. Ca. * colixful, the cotcun-grasy, wood purgr, butch the middle pair, and then to the bioder, where it is

tharine's, first called Hammes Guisnes,' being inhabited broom, the daffolil in muise thickets, the rush,

deposited, in the shape of a small pellet, in baskels, l by people from the neighbourhood of Calais, has long w the sparge laurel, found in woods, are yow in

formed by the basis with which they are furnished; borne the curious appellation of Hangman's Gains. * Tom. The common whitlow grass un old walls ;

but if the auther be not already bural, the animal yellow Alpine whitlow grass on maritime rocks; opens the cell with her mandibles, and extracts ibe

.SHROVE TUESDAY, the mountain pepper-wort among linestube farina.

1 Is the Tuesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, or the Bower ia March. The ganvets, or Sulaud gecse, resort in March to la

| day preceding the first of Lent; and is so called because The sweel violet sheds its delicious perfumes in

the Hebrides, and oiber rocky isles of North Britain, the 'Saxon word, shride, significs to confess; hence smoaib. to make ibeir nests and lay their eggs.

Shrove Tuesday, signifies Confession-Tuesday. lu the latter end of Marcb, chickens ruo about; Towards the close of the month, bees venture out a brimstone-coloured butter Ay appears; black bee. - their hives. The hum of Ibis little animal, though iles fly about in the evening; and bals issue from

OF PRYING PANCAKES ON SHROVE-TUESDAY. , Dund by no means musical, and a lone without their places of concealment. Ruach and dace float Hulation, is delightful to the ear, and tranquillizes near ihe surface of the water, and sport about in

One Simon Eyre, a choemaker, being chosen Lord tand, being powerfully associated with the ideas

Mayor of London, made a Pancake-feast on Shrove pursuit of insects; peas appear above ground. The Cæsarian Kale a valuable and excellent rege

Tuesdays for all apprentices in London; hence it be. rural peace and of happy labours, and vividly · als to memory some of the early scenes and most

came a custom. He ordered; that, on ringing a bell table, though little known, produces, very early in in every parish, the apprentices should leave work, and berat puruits of childhood.

the spring, vast numbers of large delicious sprouls shut up their shops on that day, which being ever Sheltered from the piercing north,

for the table, equal in sweetness to the asparagus; since yearly observed, is called pancake bell. He made Pure and meek, like modest worth,

so that it may be saill to afford two crops. Cows them a large feast of puddings, pies, and pancakes ; See the Violet peeping forth.

fed on this plaut give a greater quantity of milk, and what remained when all had dined, was given to the See her ope her dark blue eye,

the butter is of a ricber flavour, thau when fed on poor. In that year (1446) he built Leadenhall. Like a midnight frosty sky,

any other vegetable Amatier, also, of great utility Changeless hue of constancy. is ibat of its comforting and cheering qualities in the

THROWING AT COCKS ON SHROVE TUESDAY. Oft in shades sequestered found,

feeding of ewes in winter, wbile suickling house Dwelling lowly on the ground,

lambs. The mode of using it for callle is by cute This cruel custom is now, to the credit of our coun. Scattering sweetest odours round. ling off ibe large leaves, as wanted; wbeu a regular

try, generally laid aside ; and as we consider Cock

y ge Sweeter still when softly prest

FIGHTING equally a barbarous diversion, we introduce succession takes place continually through the

| the following Obituary from the Gentleman's MagaTo the maiden's spotless breast,

winter. It should be sown in the spring, or begin- zine, for April, 1789, as authentic. • Died April 4th, Near her gentle heart to rest.

ning of summer, broad-cast, and transplanted at the at Tottenham, John Ardesoif, Esq. a young man of Other flowers with her may vie,

distance of about two feet. When sown with tur large fortune. Mr. Ardesoif was very fond of cockTo cheer the sense and charm the eye,

nips, it answers an admirable purpose, as few crops fighting; and had a favourite cock, on which he had Then fade, and unregretted dic.

are more subject to failure than that of tbe turpip, won many profitable matches. The last bet he made The priocipal object of bees is, to furnish them. I wliereas the Cæsarian kale-seed may be depended on on this cock was lost, which so enraged him that he lver with three different materials ;-the nectar of It is o prolific and hardy, that it will vegetate well had

had the bird tied to a spit and roasted alive before a wwers, from which they elaborate honey and wax; in almost soy soil or climate, and prosper even in

large fire. The screams of the miserable animal were e polleo or fertilizing dust of the anthers, of the shade of fruit or other trees. The male blos.

so affecting, that some gentlemen present attempted to bich they make what is called bee-bread, serving as soms of the yew tree expand, and discharge their poker and with most furious vehemence declared link

| interfere; which so enraged Mr. d. that he seized a od both for old and yonog; and the resinous sub- farina in this month.

would kill the first man who interposed. But in the asce called by the ancients propolis, and pissoceros, Sparrows are now busily employed in forming midst of his passionate asseverations, HE FELL DEAD') C, used in various ways in reuderiug the hive se their bests. Lambs are yeuned. Young Otters are UPON THE SPOT."

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And bid for ever more be one,
His Cambria and Albion.
The snow is white on Snowdon's side,

When winter by our Mersey dwells; By verdant bowers the Thames will glide,

When summer smiles on Clwyd's delle In war, in peace, so shall be one, Fair Cambria and Albion. Cambrians ! on your train I gaze,

And love to think how finnly joined Our nations are, and that the base

Or friendship is the instructed mind. And thus I raise my tribute lay, In honour of St. David's Day. Liverpool. T- of P

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I cast a charm, but not by night,
I cast it by the day-star's light;
Nor ask the grave a shade to give,
But bid the dead come forth and live...
Bly spell is over land and sea:-
List: Shaughnasey O'Shaughnasey.

Lo! thrice, and thrice, and thrice I mingle
The milk of Erip pure and single, (1)
The fruit which growing none can see, (2)
The leaves that cluster three and three, (3)
The Sprig more strong than misletoe (4)
To still the fight and charm the foe:
And when the mystic sympathy
In true predominance I see,

I blend the influence of that star, 'Which Erin's patriots feel afar ;

The spirit of the glance that fies
Prom Erin's maidens' dark blue eyes ;
That spirit of the boliest love,
That Erin's lovely daughters prove;
That spirit which is Erin's part,
The spirit of the open heart,
That spirit which is Erin's too,
Which fires her sons, proud deeds to do.
And now I draw the circle round:
The spell is fixed; the charm is wound.

Shaughnasey O'Shaughnasey !
If thy spirit wander on the sea,
Or on the land, or thro' the air;
Nay, if it wander any where,
So it be not in heaven or hell,
I charge thee yield thee to this spell
I charge thee by the rugged mountains
Where Erin's rivers have their fountains;
By Wicklow's fair romantic hills,
With verdant spots and chrystal rills;
By Tipperary's mountains high,
That knew thy own supremacy;
The twelve that rear their summit's bald,
Phelim the Madina called.
1 charge thee by each spreading lough
Bordered by woodland or by rock :
By Neagh's mystic waters, known
To turn the tree, immersed, to stone;
By fair Killarney's waters bright,
The lake of beauty and delight,
Where the water-nymph's light hower
Is gemmed with the arbutus' flower ;
And last hy Allen's tide, the source
of Shannon's majesty and force.
I charge thee by each lucid stream,
Where Erin's pictured beauties gleam ;
But chief by Liffey's mournful tide,
Where Alpin's Auliana died;

Where climes are soft and skies are blue,

Let pageantry her pomp unfold;
But bumished pride there meets the view

And hearts to all but pride are cold :
The honest warmth, the patriot glow
Her stiff assistants never know.
Give me the pageants of my home,

Where friendship, frankness, warmth preside; Like this where sons of Cambria come,

Linked arm in arm, and side by side,
With music and with banners gay
To keep St. David's holiday.
St. David was a inountaineer;

He recked, not he, the wintry blast :
St David's day has dawned severe,

And snows are white and skies o'ercast :
But Cambria's children smile at cold;
And, lo! their banners are unrolled.
• Forward! what is winter's snow ?

• It cannot fade the bright green leek : • It cannot damp the patriot glow

That fires the honest Cambrian's cheek: • Forward ! let Ap-Shenkin's lay • Declare St. David's holiday ! St. Paul's has heard the anthem loud ;

And now return the lightsome train :
Lo! yonder are their banners proud,

And gaily sounds their music's strain :
And now the Arcade glad returns
The echo of the flute and horns.
Proud arch ! oh, thou art glorious now!

Such triumphs mayst thou ever prove!
Not if with laurels round his brow,

Beneath thy lofty vault should move, Some hero cherished of our land, . Wouldst thou appear to me more grand. For what more bright than Patriot's eye?

Or what than Friendship's brow more fair?
What can with that kind virtue vie

Which wisdom gives the young to share ?
And what more fair than thus enrolled,
In patriot band, the young and old ?
But let me not the hero slight,

For Albion values hero's deeds;
And Fame has crowns of glory bright

For him who for her Albion bleeds :
So amid Mersey's proudest pile,
Is crowned the hero of the Nile.
From forth that echoing Arcade

The Cambrian band full lightly drew;
But swift the mirthful strain was staid

When Nelson's honours burst to view : · Then passed they on in march more slow, And bade the strains more solemn flow. The music pealed that solemn hymn

Which Britain's sailors love to hear;
That strain whose power the eye can dim

With holy freedom's joyful tear :
It pealed "Britannia rule the wave !"
In honour of our Nelson brave.
Ok! who could hear that changing strain,

From gaiety to deep respect;
Oh! who could gaze upon that train

And not on former times reflect ?
When Cambria scorned proud Edward's frown,
And Albion's empire would not own?
Could bold Llewellyn's spirit look

Upon the passing pageant there ; Would he his Cambrians rebuke ?

No: he would in their tribute share ;

Gone was the merry-making time,
When lovers turn their sighs to rhyme;
When bonnet-maker, 'prentice boy,
And ehe, young beau and lady coy,
With hearts to anxious pleasure drumming,
Look for the penny postman's coming;
When Miss, her rapture scarce can smother,

While the loved billet-doux she snaiches; And from the door, cries to her mother,

“ Tis but a poor man selling matches!" In fine, lest you in doubt should hover, St. Valentine's gay sports were over; And, from her loosening winter dress, Spring peeped in maiden loveliness; When thirty bachelors, or more, Sought, in despair, the Mersey's shore. Some crossed in love; and some, the while, Complained of woman's faithless smile ; Some had sent many a valentine, But ne'er were blest with answering line ; And some had love for love returned, Yet fickle, for new conquest burned: And as vain man, presumptuous crcature! Howe'er uncouth in form or feature, Will still a claim to dame assume, Of faultless form, and soul, and bloom,Self love but served in them to raise Of womankind a stinted praise Of this one's heart-of that one's grace The form of this, of that the face : They longed for her, in whom combined, All charms of person and of mind : But age might chill ere they could meer With one so exquisitely sweet. Some loved the German's mild blue eye; Some the dark maid's of Italy; Some the voluptuous Spanish glance, And some the sprightly belle of France; And as their numbers, so their tastes From India roamed, to Lapland's wasten : Yet deeming, with assurance bold, ... That none could match the dames of old; And overlooking thus, O shame! Our every beauteous natire dame. Long on the Mersey's bank they terried, Resolving not to die unmarried. The mist of evening closing round then, Still in deepest converse found them : The moon now gleamed on stream and hi. And caught them at their purpose still At length, while gazing on the stream, That rippled in the silver beam, A fairy feet, with sail and oar, They spied, fast steering to the sbore : The ships were of the seashell clar, The sails of downy gossamer, Spangled with many a dev-drop gemit; Their masts the lily's slender stem; Their cordage by the spider vrought; a nut shell for a little boat: Their cable, when they rode the tide, A hair from Beauty's head supplied ; The zephyr that impell'd their way Came like the boney'd breath of May.

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The bachelors in wonder marked : The fairy Queen now disembarked, And gathering all her beauteous band Around her on the grassy strand, Soft s that harp by zephyr pressid, The earthly beings thus address'd: " Tis ours for human woe to feel, " And disappointment's wound to heal: "You long for brides from other shore, "The gifted fair of days of yore; "My power can turn the wheel of time * Back to the past—to every clime; " Exhibit every form and face, * That history's ample pages grace ; * And bid each character resume, * The proper manner and costume. *Dispel your doubt, in me confide, "And each may choose, his wished-for bride." With that the fairy bands advanced And round the assenting mortals danced. Titasis struck the charmed groundA fragrant vapour gathered round; And as it slowly disappeared, A beauteous fabric, there, was reared; And Painting, History and Taste Were seen adorning ull in haste :"Enter she said yet first assume, "Of whom yon will, the bright costume." She gendy touched them with her wand, And now they moved a motley hand; Monarchs and chiefs in splendour bright, Or simple swain, or barbed knight, Of every country, class, or name, As Pancy called, they now became; And easting round their wondering eyes, Deerned they had reached some paradise ; Por all of good, or great, or fair, That fancy ever dreamed, was there. They loitered long in outer hall, In admiration; the high wall Was decked with every flower and plant, . That Eden, had it bloomed, could grant ; Pestooned in bursts of light and shade ) The forest leaf, the flowerer's blade; Where winter's breath could never fade.) They lingered there, loth to be driven Purther, though to a brighter heaven A Turkish palace, costly filled With splendid couch, for those who willed In eastern luxury to roll, While dreams elysian charmed the soul ; While the soft sigh from woman's breast, Was half a heaven- her love the rest! Aid me, Thalia! to pourtray, The brilliant overpowering ray, That rushed upon th' enraptured view, As each within the Ball-room drew ; Bewildered there, they made a pause, Each deemed not who or where he was: For heroes brave, and ladies bright, The famed the fair were all in sight; And music floated on the ear, Too soft, too sweet for man to bear. From high Olympus looking down Great Jove beheld with jealous frown, Displeased to see so ably given, This bright epitome of Heaven! Each bachelor, surprise now over, Looked round, his comrades to discover ; But all in quaint and various guise, Each gazed on each with stranger's eyes; Yet courtesy and flow of soul, And sprightly converse marked the whole. It seemed, as to that gorgeous room, The good, the great, in living bloom Were given from the relenting tomb, To teach or eharm the world again : From potent prince, to village swain ; From pompous Queen, in spangled dress, To city dame, and shepherdess. There Courtenay, splendidly arrayed, Recalled to mind the brave Crusade, When Turkey's towered city fell From the defeated infidel; He who from Kings his birth could claim From Cyprus and Jerusalem. In pompous grandeur clad, tbey see Villiers, sumptuous debauchée :

And now, the Gael, whose dauntless eye Proclaims his love of liberty ; Herculean form, and footstep true, A soul to dare an arm to do; While carcless o'er his shoulder laid Appears the varied Highland plaid ; The graceful bonnet pluming o'er; And at his side the tried claymore.. And Jodolet and Mascarille Compel the gazing fair to feel The force of military glory, Combined with gallantry's soft story, Othello, there, with visage sooty, Was loud on Desdemona's beauty. And fresh accoutred for the war, Shone famous Brunswick's Black Hunter, Who, when his Chief in glory set, His sword upon his tomb did whet: The marrow-bones were on his crest, And “ Death or Liberty” expressed There, warriors fierce, in armour digbt The Blood Red, and the Templar Knight; And brandishing his falchion, wide Sir Roger stalked with surly stride. All claiming valour's meed-to share, The blissful homage of the fair, And Friar Tuck. in cunning mood Brought back the days of Robin Hood. And Menzi_off, in exile, seen, The hapless lover of a Queen. And Bajaset whom Tamerlang Encaged, to break his haughty vein : And Roman Scipio was near Epaminondas in his rear : And ancient Courtier smiled and bowed, And quaint Ou Age was in the crowd. Arab and Chief, from southern seas, And turban'd Turk, and brown Chinck; And Crusoe too was in his heigh-day, Followed by his faithful Friday; And Don Cossack, in battle sure, And merry chanting Troubadour ; The Indian Chief with bended bow, And he from Iceland's hills of snow : For every land on earth supplied A hero famed, or lovely bride, Thalia ! now my harp inspire With Campbell's softness, Byron's fire; And give me Moore's enamour'd strain, Give mee'en these would strive in vain. To paint the love-inspiring air Of those so young, so heavenly fair, Who glided in that splendid crowd, Each like an angel in her cloud : Feeble, were mortal verse to tell The snowy bosom's gentle swell When raised by love's delicious sigb; The nameless joys that piercing Ay, From beauty's full and loving eye: Still let me in its sunshine bask, And I no other heaven shall ask. Philippa, there, in pomp was seen, As when she reigned; a dauntless queen; Who, when her lord was distant far, Rushed, with her bands, to fiery war; From Scotland's army gained the field, And caused the conquered King to yield; There, moved the Catherine Shakspeare drew There, Rosalind, with eyes of blue; And she of Anjou, peerless star, Alike of beauty and of war; And proud Elizabeth was seen, (But, ah! not Scotland's beauteous Queen ;) And Denmark's Ann, and many a dame Whom history gives to deathless fame. (Oh, happy sight !) in friendship strayed With city dame and village maid. And every European land Poured forth a fair and youthful band, Of those whose task it is to keep In flowery meads the sportive sheep: Tho' simple, and in homely dress O they were rich in loveliness ; There, was Abyllos' hapless bride, With her of Rugen by her side. And one there was who taught to prize The fair Columbians' sparkling eyes; And there Eliz'beth, timid, bland, Pair exile to a cheerless land;

Athenian Ida, too, they see, Beside the sweet Euphrosynll. And the fair Princess of Peru, As soft as heaven's ethereal hue, Whom, had the children of the sun, Ere yet their orisons begun. Beheld they from that sun bad turn'd To that which 'neath her eyelids burn'd. I may not dwell to mention all Who graced that gay enchanted hall; Por every country, east and weste There sent their loveliest and their best; Enough to say, the matchless whole Brought rapture to the feasting soula And tho' the earth their birth had given, Their beauty they derived from Heaven. Behind; in shady cool recess, (Lest hunger, thirst, fatigue, might press) The marble tables bore the weighi, Of all that could refresh-not sate; And climes in southern sun that bask, Gave every fruit that life could ask; And sparkled there the nectar'd juice That far Madeira's vines produce; '. And wild profusion mark'd the whole, In crystal vase, or golden bowl. Hark! hærk! the music's sprighdy measure, Soft breathing on the wings of pleasure ; It speaks the war song of the north, When rushed the Bruce to battle forth; And now, it softly, sadly sighs, fair Erin's plaintive melodies ; And now, the anthem of the brave The monarchs of the ocean wave; And now it breathes the livelier strains, Oft heard in distant southern plains. When the gay youths, at summer's eve, For village sports the vineyard leave; And ere with dew the grass be wet, Dance to guitar and castanete Now louder, clearer, livelier still, The hurrying notes the palace fill; And speak a language half divine, Which all can feel, but none define Urged by their power, to form the dance, Each cavalier, with courteous glance, Sought her the pleasing toil to share, He prized as fairest of the fair ; And, as she silent blush'd assent, In grateful homage downward bent. And there was many a sparkling eye, And throbbing heart, they knew not why; And many a joyful cavalier Kissed the soft hand he loved so dear. Like Sylphs the fair, in gentle round, Scarce touched with gentle foot the ground; The ardent youths expertly sprung, Showing how well their limbs were strung Now quick and quicker grew the dance ; Softer, the lovers' frequent glance; Till soul, and sense, and speaking eye, Confessed Love's tenderest sympathy; And every lover softly sighed, “Grant me this fair one for my bride!” In shorter space than it was reared That gorgeous palace disappeared ; And Knight, and Duke, and Monarch then, Resumed the garb of honest men: They looked and found themselves once more On the wide Mersey's busy shore ; They looked.--confused, bewildered still, On sky, and stream, and grove, and hill : 'Twas as from heaven, they back were spt To their old smoky element : They looked again ;-each by his side Beheld his lovely wished-for bride; No forcign garb; no spangled dress, But clad in native loveliness ; Fresh as the sweetest fragrant flowers, That deck Elysium's blissful bowers : And timid glance, and treinbling form, Sought shelter from neglect's chill storm; And every lover forward preseer, And clasped the trembler to his breast. Then each the maiden recognised Whom first in early youth he prized;

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Bachelors' Fancy Ball,


With whom erewhile on Mersey's bank, | by Mr. Edmondson, they presented a most beautiful coup whom we constantly see amidst the bustling throne in The nectar's sweets of love he drank;

d'æih In spite of the early season, the outer hall was Quilljac's Court Yard at Calais. Mr. Chet wode appeared i Ere, like the bud, she had put forth

filled with odoriferous plants and fragrant shrubs, in as Captain Devereux, who killed the redoubled Wales. Los Her full-blown beauty and her worth

such profusion, that Mr. Turner seemed to
ive collected

at of rou “ each opening sweet of earliest bloom, and rifled all prevented his being recognised, even by his most intrThe fairy people now were seen

the breathing spring.” Advancing into the anti-room, mate friends.-Miss Helen Duncan was in the characte Tripping in robes of emerald green ;

the delighted spectator entered a spacious and magnifi of the indomptable Catherine, and performed her part And, as they round the lovers pressed,

, cent Turkish pavilion, filled with ottomans and sofas, so well, that we almost doubt whether the character ! Their.Queen the list’ning group addressid : ..

arranged in a circle, and even at the commencement of really assumed : however, her beauty and vivacity se “ Henceforth, ye mortals, learn to prize

the evening tempting each guest to rest awhile. Passing such, that no one would hesitate to take the part in “ The gifts beneath your native skies;

on to the grand ball-room, the scene became most daz. Petruchio, and we cannot help thinking that we say “ Nor deem the foreign maid more bright

zling; and while the eye wandered “ in fond delight," several candidates for that honor.-The gentle ad “ Ere you have known your own aright.

the ear was charmed by the harmony of an admirable timid Marianne, her sister, was a Swiss peasant. Hela “ From every age, and empire wide,

orchestra, under the direction of Mr. J. Hatton, downcast eyes could scarcely face the crowd of her “ I gave you each to choose a bride, jun. At eleven, Quadrilles commenced; for till mirers, and sought

till mirers, and sought refuge from the public view, “ And, not for pomp, or pride, or guise,

that hour the general attention was too much taken up looking at her red shoes.-Mr. Butler Clough wat “ Was one more lovely in your eyes

in admiring and recognising the novel objects which triar of the order of St. Francis, and practised self-denil « But graceful form and rosy cheek.

glanced before the eye, to think of dancing. Soon after and abstinence to such a degree, that all endeavours * “ Eyes that can laugh, and weep, and speak;

twelve the supper room was thrown open; and without induce him to take a single glass of Champagne, were is “ Eyes that can lovingly impart

going into detail, we will briefly remark that, under the effectual.-Mr. Richard Massie, with a kite on his beet, L' “ The workings of a faithful heart :

superintendance of Mr. and Mrs. Surr, every delicacy was attired as a school-boy and played marbles with Me “ These gifts have taught you to adore

and luxury, every tasteful ornament which the Commit. | Crowder, a Bluecoat boy, with great dexterity and * The maidens of your native shore.

tee could procure, were here displayed : the viands were adroitness.-Mrs. James Aspinall appeared as the man “ Haste, then, the joyful bridal day,

excellent, the Champagne, claret, and other wines, of lebrated Countess of Coventry, and Miss Helen Aspinal “ And we will chant the roundelay !"

the choicest quality. We missed that celebrated beve. was a beautiful representative of Philippa o las rage, “the Regent's Punch," which, however, is bet-ault: the lovely Rose was absolutely identified wil be

H Now every bridegroom looked above, And uttered vows of constant love :

ter suited to the convivial board, than to the presence of enchanting Countess of Pembroke of Montenery Glided afar the fairy fleet,

the fair. Dancing was shortly resumed, and kept up, We should do great injustice to Mrs. Campbe, if we did And bursts of music, heavenly sweet

with unabated spirit, till five o'clock in the morning, not pronounce her one of the best models of female con Long linger'd round that rocky bay;

when the gay assemblage retired, to dream of the joys tume of the middle of the last century which we ere And then in distance died away.

of the evening, and snatch a short oblivion" in the saw; she wore the nuptial garment belonging to lady arms of sleep. .

St. John, in 1758.-Mr. Gott, of Leeds, was most Liverpool

J. S. W.

We should disappoint general expectation greatly, tuously attired as Villiers, Duke of Buck ngbem, inte were we to close this account without some notice of the reign of James the first. This dress was very splendidad distinguished individuals who were present at this splen- costly, and it was universally admired, and it has bem did Ball; and, however inadequate to the task we may said, in the higher circles, that his dress cost upwards

feel, when we recollect the skilful manner in which this 2000 guineas : whether that be the fact or not, werd AT THE WELLINGTON ROOMS, LIVERPOOL. arduous duty was performed on a former occasion, we not venture to pronounce; but we never saw a betur

shall endeavour to notice those who were most conspicu- representation of that elegant costume, with which Y

ous for fashion, fancy, taste, or otherwise ; trusting that dyke has rendered us so familiar.-Mr Isaac Littedale The brilliant success of the Pancy Ball given two we shall be pardoned for any unintentional omissions, was a Calabrian Muleteer.- Mr. Statham Wore a cut years ago, by the members of the “ Hand-in-hand and disclaiming any intention of offending in what we and wig, which he fortunately found among the Compas Club," must be in the recollection of all our readers. may say.

hich belonged to John Scarisbricks It will not, therefore, be a matter of surprise when Mr. Jordan, attired as Courtenay, Earl of Devon, Mayor of Liverpool, in 1723.-Mr. Thomas Part was we state that, at a meeting of the young gentlemen of was one of the first whose appearance struck us upon splendid Hungarian Nobleman, and gave us a good Liverpool, held about two months ago, (Mr. Arthur entering the pavilion. He was most splendidly and idea of those valorous Chieftains, who so long supported Heywood, Mr. Benjamin Arthur Heywood, Mr. Jor-correctly dressed, and held in his hand the pedigree the freedom and independence of their country again dan, and others of our youthful leaders of fashion) through which he traces his descent from the ancient the encroachments of Austrian tyranny.-Mr. Charles it was determined to give another Fancy Ball by sub: Kings of Cyprus and Jerusalem. We are happy to Lawrence and Mr. H. Lawrence appeared as the Vis scription, to be stiled ** the Batchelors' Fancy Ball." inform our readers, that Mr. Jordan's claims are now comte de Jodelet and Marquis de Mascarille; and the

This elegant entertainment, took place on Tuesday before the Congress at Troppau, and that he is shortly attention which they had paid to the correctness of the evening last, at the Wellington Rooms, and was at- to be admitted a member of a Holy Alliance. We ob. | dress did them great credit : they were habited in / tended by about 380 persons. Among the warmest seryed the portrait of the fair subject suspended round extravagant attire of Louis the 14th's time, and the team promoters of this delightful meeting, Mr. John Tu his neck, though we could not but remark that the der rencontre of the two comrades in arms amuseet ner stands pre-eminent. He took a decided lead; effect was in some measure impaired by the setting being much. They displayed that correct knowledge of Precho 30 much so as to alarm his friends lest his health crooked.-Near him we observed Mr. Arnold Harrison, manners, which can only be acquired by a long resita should give way under his unwearied exertions. Con. who, in an old Court dress, was silently contemplating in Germany. We looked in vain, however, for the per fident, however, in his own powers, he constantly de- the magnificent appearance of his friend. They occa- cieuses ridicules : unfortunately, such was the clared that he felt himself a second Atlas, whose sionally exchanged those looks of friendship and regard, the female part of the company, that none such as shoulders would be capable of sustaining the whole which have justly entitled them to the appellation of the be found.-Miss Fletcher supported the channedi weight of the undertaking; and begged them to be Pylades and Orestes of Liverpool.-Mr. Venables, upon Swiss peasant, of the Canton of Underwalden, tranquil on his account. Overcome, however, by their this occasion, exchanged his legal habit for the martial spirit and good humour which have rendered solicitation, he at last consented to accept of Mr. James garb, which was worn by his great grandfather, Gisle universal a favourite.-Mr. Wm. Duncan, jos. Aspinall, as an auxiliary Hercules, to act when ex- bertus Venator, who came over with the Conqueror, in dressed as Ferdinand VII.-Mr. John Ashton Call hausted nature should prompt him to repose. A com- the year 1066. We observed with pleasure the excellent J. P. appeared as a ratcatcher! and, in this ager mittee was likewise formed, of which Mr. G. Littledale, condition of the identical velvet doublet, which was worn ting, expected great success in his trade; but Mr. H. Lawrence, and Mr. Langton, were distin-by that renowned warrior at the siege of Chester, and appear to make so many proselytes as he had and guished members; but, without offence we hope to which is so minutely represented on the glass window of pated. It was, indeed, no place for persons of ha* any, we may state that Mr. Turner and Mr. Aspinall the church at Agden. Messrs. Lister, Ellis, Mackinnon, fession.-Mr. Peter Rigby excited great envy by the de were the pillars on which the enchanted fabric chiefly Mackenzie, and M.Dougall were attired in the ancient hibition of his acquirements as Sir Bashful Constant rested.

garb of the Gael, and wore the tartans of their respective Mr. T. C. Molyneux appeared as Othello - Mr. Rok* Great as was the interest excited previous to the last clans.--Mr. M.Dougall wore the same jewels formerly landson did great justice to the Black Hussans of Kiruna Fancy Ball, the agitation caused by the anticipation of worn by Robert Bruce, and a dirk which had more wick.-The Misses Tobin were particularly attractite the present one was infinitely greater. On the invita-than once been imbrued with the blood of the Camp-l in their different characters: Miss T. wore a fancy dre tions being issued, the general anxiety became intense bells..Miss Ann Duncan was really enchanting, in the Miss Helen Tobin was a lovely shepherdess, though ia each individual invited, to produce a sensation ; and simple and elegant attire of Annot Lyle, the interesting once observed that her sheep went astray: the younge all few to their portfolios and collections of prints, for heroine of the Legend of Montrose ; whilst Mr. James | Miss T. was attired as a Portuguese dancer some novel, tasteful, and pleasing costume, to be adopted Aspinall was inimitable in the ponderous armour of Sir Langton was a peasant of the Abruzzi; and on the occasion. Designs and drawings flew from house Dugald Dalgetty, and might well be considered as a lovely countenance and correct attire made those ta to house, as the sighs of the luckless collectors can well Bulwark of the Protestant Faith. The heat of the themselves most fortunate who could obtain her lo testify, when they parted with their precious treasures, evening induced Sir Dugald to lay aside his arms, and Mr. Gilfillan appeared as Sir Brilliant Fashati, to see them, perhaps, no more. The moving army of he joined the sprightly dance, divested of his helmet and seemed to enjoy himself extremely. Betwerd, milliners, dress-makers, tailors, and frisseurs was forth-cuir

ailors, and frisseurs was forth-cuirass (weighing upwards of 70 lbs.) and we may ven. I dances we observed him in conversation with with embodied; and the MLeans, Finneys, Wood-ture to say, that, whether as prepared for the field or Traill, (a Spanish lady) discussing the beauties of a villes, Hodgsons, Dansons, Titleys, Rennies, Grey. | saloon, Sir Dugald was equally the admiration and de- worth, and the comparative merits of Malta stocks, Cains, Richardsons, Cashes, Todds, (names all light of the company. At the super table he ap- Say.-Mr. Richard Harrison personated Calone Och! dear to fashion !) will long remember the grateful toils in peared in a state of complete transformation, having to the life; and though time has made some rare which they have been so successfully employed of late. assumed the dress of Sir Hudibrass, and by his happy bis appearance since we last saw him, his spirie

The Wellington Rooms were, as we have said, the personification of that renowned knight, excited a as great as ever. No individual, perhaps in the scene of this enchanting entertainment, and under the strong sensation. The two elder Misses Clay were felt more inward gratification than this old boy classic taste and suggestions of the modern Palladio exceedingly well habited as French peasants, whilst the recollec:ion that he was the origin of all the (Mr. John Foster, of Grecian note) most ably executed | Miss Harriet forcibly reminded us of the lively soubrettes, 1 Balls that have been given here, at Carltop lang


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