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to put his troops in motion so as to arrive troduced, in the winter of 1815, to Generalit. Mark Anthony first gave to this month the at a concerted hour under the walls of Scott, who was at that time on a visit to name of July, which was before called Quintilis, as Pampeluna, Xavier Mina entered the for- England. The object of that introduction being the fifth mouth in the year, in the old Roman

calendar. established by Romulus. tress: there he soon communicated with a was to procure for Mina some introductory few officers who were known to him, and letters to gentlemen in the United States

whose sentiments were favourable to the from Gen. Scott, in order to show the high * Cortes. Popular in the whole Spanish standing Mina enjoyed in Europe, and that Hail, genial Orb! whose rays prolific spread

army, and his name endeared to these sol- his enterprize against Mexico was not only O'er the wide bosom of creative earth; diers of freedom, he selected a few of them countenanced by the nobleman above al. Whose fervid influence gilds the mountain's head, to be his guests at a convivial banquiet. luded to, but by several others known to And warms the seeds of nature into birth. After supper, as the time drew nigh, Mina Gen. Scott, who ardently desire the libera

To thee the Persian offers up his vows, rose up suddenly amidst theo; addressed tion of Spanish America.

Efficient means which make his bosom glow, them in a nervous and enthusiastic barangue; Mina arrived at Baltimore in July, 1816,

Whose pow'r expands his leaves, and fills his boughs,

And makes the blossoms of his orchard grow. unfolded the ingratitude and injustice of and delivered to John E. Howard, Esq. of the court, and finally exhorted them to that city, an introductory letter from Gen.

Brightened by thee, his long espaliers shoot,

His melons swell beneath thy vertic ray ; give the blessings of freedom to the country Scott; and it is to the kindness of Mr. they had saved. The effect was electric Howard that we are indebted for the pre

His vineyards spread, and, prodigal of fruit,

Oppose their blushes to the rip'ning day, and complete. They arose, and crossed ceding biographical information, as well as

Happy to trace of Heav'n th' unerring laws, their swords as they stood around the ban- other highly interesting matter, which we

Confess th' effect, and glorify the cause. queting table, and swore to be faithful. have incorporated with our narrative : and

Valdarno. 'The sentinels on the appointed bastion were we feel geat pleasure in thus acknow ledgalready withdrawn. The ladders were fixed, ing our obligations to Mr. Howard, and from fine weather than from any other sensual

Most persons, perhaps, receive a greater pleasure and from the dead of night almost till the Gen. Scott, and more especially as it tends enjoyment of life. In spite of the auxiliary bottle, darn of day, they waited with breathless to demonstrate that our hero, as well from or any artificial heat, we are apt to droup under anxiety the troops under Espoz y Mina. his character and brilliant career in Spain, gloomy sky, and taste no luxury like a blue firmaHad they then arrived, a new era, pregnant as from his extraordinary exploits in Mex- ment, and sunshine. I have often, in a splenetic with important events, would have opened ico, has a claim on the esteem and sympa dormouse during the winter; and I never see one of on Spain.

thy of every friend of freedom throughout those snug animals wrapt up close in his for, and The causes which led to the failure of the world.

compactly happy in himself, but I contemplate bim this bold enterprize are partly accidental, He drew his sword in favour of the inde- with envy beneath the dignity of a philosopher.. If and implicate the policy but not the bravery pendence of Mexico; he considered it a the art of Aying were brought to perfection, the of Espoz. It is understood that the troops

, cause consonant to those sacred principles round the world, and pursue the spring through instead of being stimulated and excited for for which he became an exile.

every sign of the zodiac. The love of warmth makes such an occasion, by his orders they were

my heart glad at the return of Summer. How dekept rigidly from liquor and refreshment.

lightful is the face of nature at this season, when z They were in total ignorance of the reason The Naturalist's Diary, the earth puts forth her plants and flowers, clothed and nature of an expedition now so strange

with green, diversified with ten thousand various For JULY, 1820.

dies ! how pleasant is it to exhale such fresh and to them in time of peace, and after march

charming odours, as fill every living creature with ing to a late hour of the night, they began

delight! At this season well may we exelaim with to murmur. Some confusion arose in a [To be continued throughout the year.] corps whose commander was unpopular ;

Thrice happy he! who on the sunless side the march was delayed; a nocturnal tunult When we commenced our new series of the Of a romantic mountain, forest-crowned, arose, and the soldiers lay down in scattered Kaleidoscope, we had it in contemplation to give a

Beneath the whole collected shade reclines: Parties in the fields, or wandered in search series of Montlily Diaries iu the manner of those in Or in the gelid caverns, woodbine-wrought, of refreshments. Espoz, .who had rode on the first volume of our old series: Previously to

And fresh bedewed with ever-spouting streams, 8-head, found in the darkness of the night, commencing this series, it was necessary to examine

Sits coolly calm ; while all the world without, & scene of confusion which baffled all his

the various works in which such arti-

Unsatisfied, and sick, tosses in noon. exertions ; it was irremediable, and the op-cles were to be expected, in order that we might


Emblem instructive of the virtuous Man, Portunity lost. The confederates in Pam

Who keeps his temper'd mind serene and pure, peluna speedily received the fatal intelli- select such as would prove the most amusing tò our

And every passion aptly harmonized, Bence, and immediately quitted the fortress. readers

. After a little investigation, we give the

Amid a jarring world with vice inflamed. Xavier Mina traversed the whole prodecided preference to the “ Naturalist's Diary,” in

lu consequence of the excessive beat usual in this Vance in safety, collected all those friends a work called “ Time's Telescope;" from which we

month, an evaporation takes place from the surface who he thought might be compromised by now commence our selection. It only remains 10 of the earth and waters, and large clouds are formed, his attempt, and entered France in full explain why we do not begin with the current, but which pour down their watery stores, and deluge Laniforin, with thirty officers. He was ar. with the preceding month. The first volume of our the country with foods, frequently laying the fullFested by the orders of the French govern- new series, commenced in July; but not being in grown corn. Hay-making usually commences about Dhent, and imprisoned near Bayonne; but possession of a copy of Time's Telescope, until a this time, or rather earlier, in fine seasons.

The fruitful herbage now invites the scythe was afterwards liberated, and passed over few days ago, we could not insert the following

In eager contest strive the swains all blithe, to England. From the British government article in its proper place, before the expiration of

Who works the fastest, or who cuts most deep, he received a liberal pension, we believe July. Anxious that we should give the series entire,

The waving sward yields to the mower's sweep. €2,000 per annum. we therefore commence with July, reserving the

Roused by the early herald of the day, During his sojourn in England, he was Diary for August for next week's Kaleidoscope,

Quickly arrayed, refreshed by sleep and gay, treated by several eminent characters there after which we shall proceed with the remainder in

The lads and lasses all prepare for work, with flattering attention, but particularly regular monthly succession.

Some take refreshment, some the rake or fork. an English nobleman, alike distinguished

In artless talk they gain the distant fields, for his attachment to the cause of freedom


Where the ripe verdure of the meadows yields throughout the world, and his urbanity to This word is derived from tbe Latin Julius, the A plenteous crop in even rows laid down; Hrangers; by this nobleman Mina was in- surname of C. Cæsar, the dictator, who was born in Off goes the jacket, off the homespun gown:

the poet,

Each one following in a single file,

generally esteemed. The usual mode of preserving The busy bee still pursues the ceaseless task Some turn the herbage, some the hay-cocks pile ; ihem is io dry bottles, there being corked so closely of collecting his varied sweets to form the bovey Till faint beneath the shade a timely rest,

as to exclude all access of the external air; some for his destroyer, man, who, in a month or two, will And healthy meal, renew for work the zest;

persons, however, fill up the bottles with spring close the labours of this industrious insect by the Nor mem'ry e'er can touch a livelier strain,

water ; others prepare this fruit with sugar. From suffocating fumes of briinstone.

the juice of cranberries, mixed with a certain por. Than that which rustics carol o'er the plain. tion of sugar, and properly fermented, a grateful

Child of patient industry, The Aowers which blossomed in the last month and wholesome wine may be made. A considerable Little active busy bee, soon mature their seeds, and hasteu to decay. A quantity of cranberries is annually imported into

Thou art out at early morn, new race succeeds, which demauds all the fervid rays this country from North America and Russia. These Just as the opening flowers are bom, of a solstitial sun to bring it to perfection. Sun- however, are larger than our own, of a different

Among the green and grassy meads mer may be said to commence with this month : the species, and by no means so pleasant a favour.

Where the cowslips hang their heads; meadows begin to whiten, and the flowers that adorn Bingley's Useful Knowledge, vol. ii. p. 126–7.

Or by hedge-rows, while the den them are mowed down. The corn gradually assumes

Towards the end of the month, the Powers of the a yellow hue, and the colours that decorate the laurostinus (viburnum tinus), and the burdock

Glitters on the harebell blue: rural scene are no longer so numerous. rarctium lappa), begin to open; and the elecam

Then on eager wing art flown, Towards the middle of the month, the spiked pane (inula helenium), the amaranth (amaranthus To thymy hillocks on the down; willow (spiræa salicifolia), jessamine (jasminum caudatus), the great water plantain (alisma plan- Or to revel on the broom ; officinale), hyssop (hyssopus officinalis), the bell- tago), water miot (mentha cquaticu), and the com

Or suck the clover's crimson bloom ; Aower (campanula), and ihe white lily, have their mon nightshade, bave their flowers full blown. The flowers full blown. The wayfaring tree, or guelder mezereon (daphne mezereon), which in January

Murmuring still, thou busy bee, rose, begius to enrich the hedges with its bright red cheered the eye with its rods of purple flowers with

Thy little ode to industry! berries, which in timc turn black. The Virginian out leaves, and regaled the smell, now displays its The maritime plants which flower in July, are the sumach (rkus typkinum), now exhibits its scarlet scarlet berries through its bright green leaves. club rush (scirpus maritimus), bearded cat's tail tufts of Aowers upon its bright green circles of Towards the close of ihis month the flower-garden grass (phleum crinitum), bulboos fox tail grass leaves. The berries of the mountain aslı turo red. exhibits symptoms of decay; and Time, who thins Palupecurus bulbosus), the reflexed and creeping The lavender (lavendula spica), is in flower, and the ranks of all animated beings, does not spare meadow grass (poa distans 4. maritima), ike freld affords its perfumes, whether in a fresh stale, or those of the uruamented and highly fascinating Flora. eryngo eryngium campestre), parsley water drop dried, or distilled with spirits of wine. The potato

The garlands fade that Spring so lately wove, wort (ænanthe pimpinelloides), smootb sea-healb (solanum tuberosum), is now in flower. The different tribes of insects, which, for the most

Each simple flower which she had xurs'd in dew;

(frankenia lavis), and the golden duck (Tumez Anemonies, that spangled every grove,

maritimus); all of which are to be found in salt part, are hatched in the spring, are now in full vi.

marsbes gour. The li thosia odorata, or dew moth, is seen

The primrose wan, and hare-bell mildly blue.

On sandy shores may be seen the sea mat-Feed in' this month. This species is extremely local; but No more shall violets linger in the dell,

(acundo arenaria); upright sea linie grass (elymu a considerable dumber of specimens were taken Or purple orchis variegate the plain,

arenarius), the sea lungwort (pulmonaria neri

. ' about twenty years ago on a grassy common in Till Spring again shall call forth every bell,

lima), the sca bind-weed ( conroiruhus soldanella, Kent, not far from Erith, near the high road, and And dress with humid hands her wreaths again. saltwort (salsolu ), sea-bolly (cryngium maritimus); opposite the 18th milestone. Since this time, how.

Ah! poor Humanity! so frail, so fair,

prickly samphire (echinophora spinosa), and the ever, it has not been observed. Endowed as they

sea-lavender (statice limonium), are found on mari. are with wings, there is something strikingly re.

Are the fond visions of thy early day, markable in the locality of such insects as the pre

Till tyrant Passion, and corrosive Care,

time rocks; and the sea-pea (pisum maritimes)

un rocky shores. sent ; aud it is wonderful they do not increase and Bid all thy airy colours fade away!

About the middle or latter end of July, pilchards migrale more than they do. Some of them, such as Another May, new buds and flow'rs shall bring ; (clupea pilchardus), appear in vast shoals, off the the pupilio cirina, the Granville butterfly, are so Ah! why has happiness--no second Spring ? Cornish coast ; and prawos and lobsters are taka extremely attached to particular plants, and to pe.

C. Smith.

in this month. culiar situations and places, that a collector on one

Grouse shooting usually commences towards the side of a hedge often finds plenty, while another, on The beautiful rose, however, the glory of the gar- latter end of July. The angler is busily engaged in the opposite side (the hedge alone intervening) can. den, still continues to spread its blushing honours' his favourite pursuit. not procure a single specimen. They appear to fly thick before us.

The storms of wind aod rain in this month are up and down, backwards and forwards, for a few

frequently accompanied by thunder and lightning. score yards only; playing joyously at intervals with each other; or, gaily perched, sip nectar from their

THE GOD OF TUUNDER. favourite fowers.-(Haworth's Lepidoptera Bri- As late each flow'r that sweetest blows, tannica.)

I plucked the garden's pride ! Pomona now offers her fruits to allay the parching

Oth' immense, th' amazing height, thirst; currants, gooseberries, raspberries, straw.

Within the petals of a rose

The boundless grandeur of our God ! berries, cherries, and cranberries, are all peculiarly

A sleeping love I spied.

Who treads the worlds beneath his feet, Tefreshing at this season. The cranberry is a small

Around his brows a beaming wreath

And sways the nations with his nod! red fruit, with purple dots, produced by a slender

Of many a lucid hue;

He speaks; and, lo, all nature shakes : wing plant (vaccinium oxycoccos) which grows in the peaty bogs of several parts of the north of Eng

All purple glowed his cheek beneath,

Heav'n's everlasting pillars bow; land, and also in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Cam. Inebriate with dew.

He rends the clouds with hideous cracks, bridgeshire. The leaves are small, somewhat oval,

1 softly seized th'unguarded pow'r,

And shoots his fiery arrows through. and rolled back at tbe edges, and the stem is ibread.

Nor scared his balmy rest;

Well, let the nations start and fly shaped and trailing. The blossoms are small, but beautiful, each consisting of four distinct petals roll

And placed him, caged within the flow'r,

At the blue lightning's horrid glare ! ed back to the base, and of a deep flesh colour.

On spotless Sarah's breast.

Atheists and emp'rors shrink and die, The collecting of cranberries is a tiresome and

When flame and noise torment the air.'

But when, unweeting of the guile, disagreeable employ, since each berry, which seldom

Let noise and flame confound the skies,

Awoke the pris'ner sweet, exceeds the size of å pea, grows on a separate stalk,

And drown the spacious realms below; and the morasses in which they grow are frequently

He struggled to escape awhile, very deep. Crauberries are much used in the And stamped his fairy feet.

Yet will we sing the Thund'rer's praise,

And send our loud hosannas through. northeru counties, and great quantities are bottled

Ah! soon the soul-entrancing sight and sent to London. So considerable a traffic in

Ce’estial King, thy blazing pow's

Subdued th' impatient boy ! them is carried on, that at Longtown in Cumberland

Kindles our hearts to flaming joys; alone the amount of a market day's sale, during

He gaz'd, he thrilled, with deep delight,

We shout to hear thy thunders roar, the season for gathering them, is stated by Dr. Wi- Then clapped his wings for joy.

And echo to our Father's voice. thering to be from £20 to £30, They begin to ripen

• And 0,' he cried- of magic kind,

Thus shall the God our Saviour come, about the month of August, and continue in perfection for some weeks.

What charms this throne endear!

And lightnings round our chariot play: Cranberries are much used in confectionary, but Some other love let Venus find

Ye lightnings, fly to make him room, particularly in tarts, their rich Aayour being very I'll fix my empire here.' Coleridge. Ye glorious storm, prepares his way.





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Father of all, whose throne illumines heaven,
All honour to thy holy name be given ;
Thy gracious kingdom come, thy righteous will

Let men on earth, as saints in heaven fulfill ;

Give us this day the bread by which we live,

As we our debtors, thou our debts forgive ; SIR, --If you thing the following song worth insert. Let no temptation lead us into woe, ing in your paper, it is much at your service.

Keep us from sin and our eternal foe;
2. For thy supreme religion we adore,

Thy power, thy glory, are for evermore.
When o'er Asterias' fields I rove,
The blissful seats of peace and love,
Ten thousand beauties round me rise,

And mingle pleasure with surprise;
By nature blest in ev'ry part,

Fairest lady! tell me why
Combined with every grace of art,

Heaves thy bosom with a sigh, This paradise of blooming joys,

Soft as zephyrs ! when at even Each raptur'd sense at once employs.

Sleep the cooling winds of heaven? But when I view the radiant queen,

Is it love? no, no, I see Who formed this fair enchanting scene ;

'Tis pity's touch that moveth thec. Pardon ye grots ! ye chrystal floods !

Great, О Beauty! is thy power, Ye breathing flowers ! ye shady woods !

When pity pleads in peaceful hour : Your coolness now no more invites;

Who is there whose soul could be No more your murmuring stream delights ;

Then unmov'd at sight of thee? Your sweets decay, your verdure's flown,

Pity, known to seraphs bright,
My soul's intent on her alone!

In the roseate realms of light,
Gives to lovely woman's face

A heavenly glow, a heavenly grace.

Charlotte ! spotle:a as benign,

Still retain that look of thine ; WRITTEN BY MOONLIGHT, ON SEEING A LADY

For charnis not more the weeping fow'r, AND GENTLEMAN IN A CHURCH-YARD.

Than beauty touched by pity's pow'r.

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Oft hare 1 trod the awful scene of death,

When midnight air replete with tainted breath ;
On an apple being thrown at Mr. Cooke, whilst playing


BLACK Kank, with the putrid stench and slow decay Of human bodies mixing with the clay ;

Sir Pertinax M Sycophant,

1 Bishop....7-0+ 1 King 4-8 That long have gone to their immortal home,

2 Knight ..5-6+ 2 King ....4-7

3 Queen .2–5+ 3 King i...5-6 Whilst nought remains in memory but the tomb. Some envious Scot, you say the apple threw,

4 Queen ....6–5+MATE, A curious place to chuse a lovers seat,

Because the character was drawn too true; Where the fine form of beauty is but meat

It can't be so ; for all must know right well, To the vile worm, that crawls along the ground ; That a true Scot had only thrown the peel.

Fashions for August.
Whilst numerous maggots in her flesh abound.
I meant not this should reach fair beauty's ears,
It might disgust the sense, and rouse her fears,
[Insented at the request of a Correspondent.)

But it may teach the powerful mind of man,
The future to amend—the past to scan :


A round dress composed of jaconot muslin; the I'll say no more, he knows his awful doom,

skirt moderately full and gored ; ic is trimmed at the Or let reflection tell him of the tomb.

Inscription on a stone lately erected in the church. bottom by three flounces of rich work; each flounce is yard of Sutton Coldfield, over the remains of the un headed by a muslin bouillonne. High body, made with

fortunate Mary Ashford, by the Rev. Luke Booker. out a collar, to fasten behind, and ornamented with a A THOUGHT ON YOUTH. The following is the

row of work disposed in a serpentine wreath round the INSCRIPTION.

bust, Sleeves of a moderate width, falling very long

over the band, and finished with bouillonne, edged wick As a Warning to Female Virtue,

work; very full half-sleeve, interspersed with work Ah! could I recall those moments so sweet,

And a humble Monument to Female Chastity, disposed le a wave, to correspond with the last. The When in innocence rambling, I cull’d the gay flow'r ;

This stone marks the Grave

spencer is also composed of jaconot muslin: it has a

of Where the butterfly's chase now guided my feet,

full back, the waist is of a moderate length, and is MARY ASHFORD,

finished by a short full jacket; the fronts are light to To the fragrance which breath'd through the jessamine

Who, in the 20th year of her age,

the shape. A large double pelerine, crimmed with bow's.

Having incautiously repaired to a

work, almost conceals the lower part of the spencer: Scene of Amusement

the collar is made high; it stands out from the throat, How chang'd now's my life, when to manhood attained;

Without proper protection,

and is also richly trimmed with work. Long loose All infancy's joys into toils are become :

Was brutally violated and murdered,

sleeves, finished at the hand by two falls of work.

On the 27th of May That soul that was spotless, no longer's unstain’d,

Head-dress, a bonnet composed of French net, orna1817.

mented with chains of French gimp, laid crosswise in And the passions are rous'd by the world's busy hum. Lovely and chaste, as is the primrose pale,

rows, and interspersed with white satin rouleaus; the As the song of the nightingale dwells on my ear, Rifled of virgin sweetness by the gale,

crown is low; the brim more than usually deep, and Mary, the wretch who thee remorseless slew,

finished at the edge by a quilling of lace; the top of As the lightning's bright Aash to my eye does appear, Avenging wrath, which sleeps not, will pursue ; the crown is very tastefully ornamented by draperies 60 a transient glance on the days that are past, For tho the deed of blood be veil'd in night,

of net, fastened with small white satin bows, and inO'er the gloom of my soul a gay brightness does cast: Will not the Judge of all the Earth do right?

terspersed with roses. A rich ribband passes under the Fair, blighted fow'r, the Muse that weeps thy doom, chin, and ties in a full bow on one side. Black kid KALEIDOSCOPOCLITE.

Rears o'er thy murder'd form--this warning toin!! shoes ; Limerick gloves.


A round dress, composed of Urling's net, over a
white satin slip: the dress is gored, and sufficiently

SIR-To your query, Whether Tom Thumb was SIR, I am an admirer, and occasionally a player of in easy folds round the figure; the bottom ever published in England, I abswer, Yes. There the royal game of chess, and I feel a pleasure in acof the skirt is crimmed with Aounces of Úrling's lace, are at least two editions of it extant one printed knowledging to you the gratification your columns headed by rouleaus of white zephyrine; these flounces by D. S. Maurice, Fenchurch,

London ; and another afford me every week, in the exbibition you have are festooned in a singular but striking manner with by Roath, Russell-court, London. The former is knowledgements, I wish to suggest through the me bouquets of roses and blue bells. The corsage is tight No. 70, of the cabinet edition of the English The dium of your publication, a desire I bare often felt, to the shape; it is cut moderately low round the bust, eatre : the latter contains the original tragedy, as that some person of taste and genius in the arts, would which is ornamented in a very novel manner with 10. written by Fielding, together with the one as now design and execute a set of tasteful chess men, such as the front of the corsage is also decorated with pearls played on the stage.

would, amongst the productions of art, redound to The sleeve is very short ;- it is composed of a fulness of

Aug. 3, 1820.

THEATRICUS. the credit as well as to the profit of the arı ist. I have ner over white satin, interspersed with pearls laid on

thought that the terra cotta and black basalt, would in waves; the bottom of the sleeve is finished by a

be an excellent material for the purpose; or so!ne com. twisted rouleau of satin and pearls. Hair dressed in


position in imitation of ivory, that is capable of being the French style, in a profusion of full curls, which

impressed in a mold. I have seen some exquisitely

carved ones, made in India, but rather of a clumsy are brought very low at the sides of the face, and

ŚIR-In answer to your inquiry respecting the design, and fitted to Indian ideas: now I think some. parted in the middle of the foreBead, so as partially publication of Tom Thumb, I beg to inform you, thing might be done compatible with our English ideas. on the crown of the head; they are partly concealed that there are several copies in being, the best of Hoping these remarks may elicit a spark from some by a garland of roses placed very far back on the head. which was published by Cawthorne, Catherine-street, man of taste,

1 Ear-rings and necklace, pearls. White satin slippers, Strand, in 1805, with annotations by H. Scriblerus

am, Sir, yours,

AN ADMIRER OF CHESS. and white kid gloves.

Secundus. This is certainly the best copy extant;
he bas given us the original Tom Thumb of Field-
ing, and the alteration, as now acted, by Kane


Scriblerus Secundus does not seem to have any

ADDITIONAL FEATS OF SWIMMING. doubt of its being the production of Mr. Fielding;
though there were many opinions as to its meriis, as

SIR,-Upon taking up the Kaleidoscope, marked (Continued from page 32.) appears from his preface, in which he says. The itself to my view was “ Interesting facts concercing

“No. 4, New Series," the first subject which presented town bath seldom

been more divided in its opinion, respiration." As there is a close connexion betwera TO THE EDITOR.

thau coucerning the merit of the following scenes : this subject and asthma, it immediately occurred to me $18,-Amongst your various feats of swimming you

whilst some publicly affirmed, that no author could that it was the duty of every individual, in the posses have not yet stated that Mr. Thomas Ashcroft, now produce so fine a piece, but Mr. Philips, others have; sion of any simple means, by which the sufferings of resident in this place, swam across the river Mersey with as much veliemence, insisted, that no one could his fellow-creatures could be alleviated, to give public seven successive summers. The only occasion on write any thing so bad, but Mr. Fielding."

city to it. Under this conviction I determined to make which he swam for a wager against time, was in Sep

Yours, &c. DOODLE.

known through the medium of your Kaleidoscope, the trembe, 1791, as recorded in the Phænir and Herald,

great beuefit I have received from ibe use of Tar Pills,

in a case of severe asthma. at the time, in consequence of a bet which was made with the late John Backhouse, Esq. Mr. Ashcroft set


From infancy until about twelve months ago, I out from the pier head, and in 35 minutes, landed be.

was subject to very severe fits of asthma, so much so, low Woodside, being nearly high water at the time, SIR,“ You have ever appeared to me to be a gentle. that it was no uncommon thing for me to sit up from and spring tides. He was allowed 45 minutes for the man possessing aq inclination to rid your fellow-crea- six to twelve nights running, during which time I dare task, by the terms of the wager.

tures of their grievances, whether trifling or otherwise; not go bed, and I seldom passed a week without sitting I am, Sir, and I am therefore encouraged to lay

before you a case up two or three nights. YOUR CONSTANT READER. of my own, which is particularly oppressive to me,

About twelve months back I was prevailed upon ta Lydiate, ist Aug. 1820.

tion of it. Without the least vanity or presumption, two months; I found myself so much better that I in-
may, in all probability, be removed by a publica. I try the Tar Pills: I began, with taking iwo or threr

every night, and continuedtaking.rhát quantity for about Sir, I assure you that I am a decent young man, of very creased the number, and latterly have taken six of BOMBASTES FURIOSO.

respectable parents, who, together with myself, have, eight with increased success.

by some çaprice of fortune, been bandied about the
world like a tennis-ball.

I have not sat up one whole night with asthma tkese SIR, -The actual author of Bombastes Furioso, Sometimes I have had the pleasure of seeing myself eight

months, or have I felt the least astbmatic sympis a gentleman of the name of Rhodes, a native of bas been pretty well beaten, has of course looked the bad, directed tbat the car should be first mixed with

wrapped up in a tolerable good jacket, which, after it com for the last four months. The receipt that I first Greenwich, in Kent, well known in that part of the worse for wear; and as my circumstances would not with liquorice root powdered.

oatmeal or flour, but I have had them generally made kingdom by many playful productions of light, is) playing the devil with the taylor and my credit, i Kaleidoscopes, and think ebiese circumstances will be

you should have a spare corner in any of your good humoured satire. His father was a tailor, of have experienced many petty slights and insults from interesting or useful to your readers, by publishing them considerable business in that town, where the the dandyistical part of my acquaintance I will not half-brother of Mr. Rhodes, named Rainoe, suco colerable good covering for my nakedness, such as a call them friends. When I have happened to sport a you will oblige

Yours, &c.

NOTRAL. ceeded to the business; Mr. Rhodes himself was nice broad cloth coat and pantaloons, cut out by an a clerk either in the Bank or in some other pub- eminent artizan, (for so I choose to term him) with a

TO THE EDITOR. fashionable hat, a pair of clean yellow glores, ard a lic office. One of his earliest publications was a tight pair of Wellington boots, I have had innumerable sprightly poem of considerable length in the ballad civilities paid me, by a hearty squeeze of the band

SIR-Should this meet your approbation, you will, furtu, in which he sportfully exposed the foibles of bow do you do my dear fellow, I hav'ne seen you for by your insertion of it in your next, much oblige, a long time I hope you've been very well, and such

AN ADMIRER OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE. maoy inembers of a volunteer corps to which he like insolence, as if I was totally void óf common sense,

A FRAGMENT. then belonged. I think it was in the year 1809, when at the same time they have been giving the lie to that he seot the mauuscript of Bombastes Furioso a bundred times in my decayed apparel, but did not an honest conscience, well knowing they had seen me

Little Vapid is one of the vainest men in exist. to the Haymarket Theatre, where it received some choose to notice me. Now, Sir, as I am just on the ence, although his features are diminutive, and his touches from the pen of George Colman ; but the point of giving an order to my tailor for a new suit, person mean and insignificant. and intend to cut a great swell in the course of a week

Vapid values himself on the cleanness and neat. author derived no other emolument from the suc.

or a fortnight, I shall thank you to publish this declara ness of his dress : a speck of dirt on his white pancess of the piece than the freedom of the theatre, tion of mine " That if any of these impertinent fellows taloons, would throw him into an agony of vnuiterand a dangerous introduction to the society of the street, should they even fatigue themselves by crossing glossy blacking, and his cont must be brushed with

trouble me with their hypocritical compliments in the able distress; his boots must shine with jet and first wits of the day. This lively little Burletta has a huudred yards out of the way, I shall hold up my the utmost care before he will venture out of the received many alterations siuce its first appearance, perhaps I may condescend to say I dont know you.

head like a man, or treat them with silent contempt, or house: he spends xu hour, in adjusting his cravat, and the songs are frequently changed for others if this does not answer the purpose, probably I may be and two more in giving the hair on his silly insignimore suitable to the talents or taste of the indivi- induced to play off a scheme to their disadvantage, ficant head the proper direction. One-half bis time duals who perform the characters.

which has been working a considerable time in the is spent in scrubbing bis teeth and arching bis exebead of

Yours, &c.

brows. And when he grasps his little cane, and Yours, &c. T, N.

A DECENT FELLOW, bops into the street, with every plait in proper order,

and the indescribable grimace on his countenauce,

The Drama.

Mr. Porteus' has considerably improved since his one woald suppose be had broken loose from the inn

first appearance in O‘Donnel. So has Mr. Davis in prisontent of a bandbox.

D'Aumont ; he is still, however, too farcical in

TO THE EDITOR. Fan him gently, ye Zephyrx! ye Northero Blasts,


in this character. The good sense he exhibits in discompose not the folds of his garments ! ye Sylphs, waich over his white pantaloons when he skips over several times during the past week, with great suc. humour of the General. His manner of asking the The new play of Henri Quatre has been repeated many things be does, should teach him to mingle

a little more gentlemanliness and diguity with the llae channel! but may his Guardian Angel protect cess. It has attracted mure numerous audiences ladies if dinner be ready, is excessively coarse. him, should he encoooter a dray!

than any other piece this season, and bids fair to rival the brilliant success of Brutus in the last.

Mr. Tayleur, on the first and second nights, had TO THE EDITOR.

The following remarks on the perforinance of it too much of his own inimitable Artaxominous mixed

may perhaps be acceptable to some of your numerous up with his new character, particularly in his first Sir-I have been amused as well as disgusted at the readers, who feel an interest in Liverpool Theatricals. scene. He has greatly improved in his subsequent recent establishment of two eye-institutions in this town, and at first fekt some difficulty in accounting for sure to be a favourite with the audience, is not pe. Henri, although a good part, and one which is attempts, and now gives a pleasing and faithful por

trait of the simple and jealous Jocrisse. 99 extraordinary aod unnecessary a procedure, until

If I were to mention Mr. Rees, Mr. Larkin, or, may mind was illaminated by the long advertisements culiarly adapted to the powers of Mr. Vandenboff

. of a certain oçculist, stating, that he had established The playful gaiety which ought to adorn tbis cha: Miss Hammersley, it would only be to express the a secret for private) eye institution several years since, Iracter in the earlier scenes, is quite at variance with gratification they each afford in their respective

parts. and hundreds of the poor were annually relieved by his general style of actiog. li is in the wildness of his aid, &c. This being the case I certainly think the Octaviun, the pride of Coriolanus, the malice of better thau on the first night of this new

piece. I

I should just add that Mrs. Hall dresses much learned and benevolent gentleman is entitled to the Shylock, or the lofty patriotism of Lucius Junius, should be glad to see her attempt something higher thanks aud gra:itude of the public, for his past meri- that ibe great powers of his mind, and the command. torious services; bur, is it right or proper, that he and ing energy of his voice and action, enable him tri- than the class of characters with which she has others should now be soliciting benefactions for che umphantly to put in his claim to the character of a

hitherto been entrusted. establishment of an opthalmic Dispensary at a time great and original tragedian. His Henri is, however,

Miss Tree is certainly the most delightful little Now, Sir , let me ask the gentleman who established a good and an unaffected piece of acting, and the pouting coquette on the stage. Miss Grant will

have occasion for all the talent she possesses, and and conducted the secret eye institution (and who ac- tent scene at the close of the second ace is gone that is no little to make bead against the impression knowledged he tiad been anticipated in recommending through in a style of great taste and spirit. a pubiic one) his motive for not rendering it public I have a very favourable opinion of our Liverpool

made by her predecessor, as Louison. wme years ago, which would have for ever prevented company. I think them.competent to perform most tion to the delights of our iheatrical amusement.

Ou the whole, this charming play is a great addi. the intrusion of another? Surely it could not arise of our plays in a way, which would not be greatly no It reflects great honour on the varied talents of our from the selfish principle of munopolizing an exclusive their disparagement is compared with the acting of sua me, and the great emoluments and fees invariably at.

And has secured

regular company of performers. most companies in the country; and particular in, to the managers a support to which they are richly tending such a practice?

I trust not. With the mo- dividuals miglii be singled out equal in genius and entitled by their taste and liberality. sions are directed against the act; and I appeal to you, power to others, who, making inore noise in the

G.N. Sir, and the public, if it is not pitiable to witness, in all world, are brought from London to gratify the the puble rooms of our town, the long lists of bene- laudable curiosity which their celebrity has excited.

TO THE EDITOR. factioas and subscriptions attached to both institutions. If, then,' occasionally point out errors with any One is assuredly necessary, and will be found highly mixture of asperity, it is occasioned by the vexation Lkeful, and amply sufficient to meet the demands upon I feel that their merits should be thrown into the SIR-I have sereral times witnessed the repre. it. My principal object then is, to protest against the shade by defects which a little attention, and the sentation of the new play, Henry the Fourth of establishment of two similar institutions, and to warn exercise of an enlightened judgment would remove; France. I was delighted with the delicious warbling the public against being misled by party, feelings and and it is tbis feeling which forces me, whilst I state of Misses Tree and Hammersley, as well as with the motives, whereby their charity is rendered worse than with great satisfaction, that, as a whole, Mr. Bass's very judicious acting of the company collectively.. wse ess. Permie me now, Sir, to recommend, wbat bas long Eugene de Brion is worthy' of praise, and does him

Credit is also due to the Manager, for the attenbeen wanting in chis town, the establishment of one of great credit; that there are particular instances of tion shown to the getting up of the piece. I should ?wo branch, or district, Dispensaries. You will, no bad taste and an incorrect judgment, which prevent have been better pleased, however, had the performdoubt, recollect the efforts that were made, a short the expression of that admiration which I should be ers adhered to plain English, as the dialogue is in une since, to accomplish this desirable and humane highly gratified to fcel, and which certain indications that language. An affectation of the French proobject; and it may not be irrelevant here, to state that lead me to hope he may at no distant day inspire. nunciation of many words, such as Henri, Puris, its failure was principally owing to the jealousy of cer. What could induce Mr. Bass to give a gross imi- Sully, Chevalier, &-c. is not only conceit, but displays 210 ?*.***, whose education and profes. tation of Macbeth's air-drawn dagger scene, in act bad taste; I therefore hope the actors will themsional pursaits should have given them more liberal 2d, scene 3d of this play? The words views and enlightened sentiments. That the present

selves see the impropriety, and "refurm it alloDispensary is inadequate to perform all the duties de.

“ Blest vision ! let me grasp thee,"

gether." manded of it, requires but little illustratiou; for, is it were accompanied by Macbeth's “clutch” at the

A LOVER OF THE DRAMA. possible to believe that our institution is capable of dagger, which his distempered imaginatiou had picgiving relief to all the sick poor of a population of nearly tured to his bewildered senses. Macbeth's attempt 100.000 souls? What are its means for accomplishing to cluich the dugger in his hand might be correct

GAME OF COINCIDENCES. such important Juties! Are three physicians, three

enough, but the same action in Eugine, when the was peons, and three assistant surgeon-apothecaries ca

Mr. EDITOR, -As trifles, (if they do not encroach pable of giving regular and necessary attendance to subject of his meditation is horror, must appear at

upon more valuable contributions) form no disagreeable up *ards of 20,000 sick annually. I deny their capa. The very first glance absurdly out of character.

feature in such an amusing, and instructive production biecy of attending, with becoming and conscientious “ Tis fled, and leaves me desolate and abandoned," as the Kaleidoscope, I conceive the following, if you have tention to the interests of so many

Why, then, should there be a doubt as to the propriety of forming were giveu exactly as

a corner for it, may amuse some of your readers. I branch Dispensaries? The common interests of hu

" "Tis no such thing,"

call it a Game of Coincidences. It may be applied to

any subject, but I shall commence with Dramatic. manicy have long demanded it; for, should another in the celebrated soliloquy tu which I have already Coincidences. I propose, as a query, what forces or Cupidgious fever ortak out anungst us, which is not alluded. The silent rebuke which Mr. Bass nightly after-pieces will correspond, essentially or apparently,

Tubable, we shall then have occasion to mourn our receives for bis exertions to produce applause, in with such and sucho plays? The plays to be exmeglect and languid indifference in witnessing its ra: this particular instance, I had loped would have pressed as questions, and the farces as answers, of two branch Dispensaries, the immediate and prompt have bitberto been disappointed. cing and fatal effects ; whereas, by the establishment suggested to him

ibat all could not be right; but I to be sent by, your correspondents., Suppose I ask assistance they could afford to the poor, in their respective districts, would enable them to discover the ap well to point out to Mr. Bass, such as the violent cide with “ Jane Shore ?" answer, “ Turn out. There are several other things which it might be Wife and have a Wife?".- The answer might be,

What farce would coin.

This and by rimely aid and assistance check it in its growth, slap he gives the paper which he presents to the brief explanation will, I trust, elucidate my seheme. or present its general spread and diffusion. Permit King; his misplaced wonder, when Sully orders If you deem my scheme worthy of notice, the following mt, Sir, in conclusion, to recommend to the subscribers bim to give up his sword, the text plainly showing queries, I subjoin, requesting answers : and benefactors of the useless tye-institution, to trans. he expected this must be the case; and his placing What Farce or After-piece will agree with the followa fer their names and benefactions to the proretion of one baud under bis vest whilst Miss Hammersley is ing Plays ?

The Iron Chest."-2. The Wonder."they enjoy the rewards of genuine benevolenice, when regeling him with one of her delightfully-executed they witness the benefits bestowed, the miseries pre-songs; but I forhear: I have, I hope, suggested 3. “Romeo and Juliet."-*. ***Alexander the Great. benied, and the interests of bumanity advanced, by matter enough to Mr. Bass worthy cogitation. 5. “ Every man in his humour."—6. “ Laugh ohon their generous and philanthropic exertions.

As the other characters are of ininor importance you can."—7. Çoriolanus."—8. “ Love's Labour losi.ALIQUIS. a few words may suffice.

Yours respectfully,


I am yours,

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