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yet spent in compliments, because every one declared | Venetian blinda: I sat not far from it, and perceived not aware, that other countries are so very free from that he would on no condition sit down at one of plainly that the place was filled with ladies, whose them, as to afford an equal gratification of the the first tables ; but all was finally arranged and we silk dresses I heard rustling, and who had come to senges with comparatively so little real inconvenience
, sat. The first four tables were oot on a line with witness the play, and perhaps even to muster the “ Without meotioning freemason's lodges, I have the others, but projected a few feet; they had, like company: this idea took away my appetite, whilst certainly spent many an hour in ceremonies quite the arm-chairs, viulet satin covers, in which dragons my cooler companions kept their little stares still in as uselose and tedious, without half the pleasure
. with four claws were çmbroidered with gold: op the action; as før kuives, they do not use any, becanse
16 The theatrical exhibitions are a very good con. lower tables, the ornaments were similar, bat they their meat comes always ready cut upou the table. pensation for the insipid table talk amongst people exhibited storks justead of dragons, Near every “The dinner drew to a close and so did the tra who do not know or trust each other, and with table stood a sınaller one, decorated with Movers gedy: we took yet a cup of tea, and on a given siga which you bave however not only to bear, but in and paintings, and containiog pyramids of meat and surrounded our beneficent host, and exhausted our which you are even expected to joiu ; let your neigh. fruit: these were removed as soon as they had been selves in a flood of thanks, wbich he repelled to the bours be ever such antipodes of wit or genuine goud looked at, to be given to the servants, and carriers best of his abilities? we were then conducted by him fellowship. of the company; gothing was left but some incense through a spleudidly decorated gallery in the garden, 6 Tbe division of the feast into two stages, is a very and liquid perfumes. which was illuminated by innumerable coloured good contrivance in itself, to enjoy the interval
, in “ On the foremost corners of the principal table, lamps, and bad been converted into a true fairy the open air, instead of being made to jump aboul in two nicely-varnished plates were stuck up, whereof place : we were there a little less constrained, and a dusty overbeated room, or even to be nailed down one represented a symbol the meaning of which I could breathe the air freely without any compli- to that asost delightful and rativnal of all the earthly could not make out, and the other contained a versements: the servants, bronght us water ja silver ba- luxuries, the card table.” which iavited to metriinent : behind these I observed | sous to wash our laces and hauds, and wbilst we were six dishes with pickled vegetables, to whet the ap- engaged in that manner, the table was cleared of petite, and betwixt the dishes there were silver cups. the dinner, and the dessert was served up. This
THE BEAUTIES OF My own appetite was already sufficiently excited consisted likewise of curious dishes ; such as
Chess. sbrough the long preparations, and I waited with salter and sap dried ducks of excellent taste, ham, apxiety for the beginning of the meal; when a master pickled sea-fish, all kinds of confectionaries; pre of ceremony kuceled down in the middle of the room, serves, jellies, &c. But, above all, there was the
“ Ludimus effigiem belli.” ........... VIDA. and pitching up his voice, exclaimed in the most precious root ginseng, wbich possesses most admisolemn manner-my master requests you to drink! rable strengthening qualities. As soon as all was
GAME LVIII. On bearing this, we took in a moment hold of our ready, a servant announced it again, kneeling to his cups, like a commanded battalion, raised them to master, who led us back wuder the usual ceremonies; the brow and then approached them to the mouth, amongst the most tedious, thereof was certainly, that The White to move, and win the Game in der Mora but did pot drink until the man cried for a second the guests excused themselves quite as muda as at at most. time-empty, if you please, to the very last drop- the first time, from occupying places of preference. whilst the landkurd turned at the same time his own Instead of the little cups we bad used at dinper, we
(Sarrat.) cup, to show that nothing bad remained in it. got now larger onen, and were pressed pretty often
* The same ceremony was observed, not only with to drink of what Kragheo called his best ; prepared regard to drinking, but also at every new dish, and out of lambs' Aesh, in the province Sehensi, it is as
Black. none was served without our being admonished to fiery and strong as hrandy, but has a most unpleathe attack, and until a friendly nod of the master sant Aavour, and nothing but habit can at all recon.
8 L 9.9. 8 I had coufirmed the invitation of the servant. Variety cile it to the palate. was for the rest by no means wanting, and they “Whilst we were drinking, the actors appeared for
8) brought more than twenty dishes after each other, the second time, and treated us with a little farce, and we were expected to taste of every one : they at which many of my fat neighbours were near 2 consisted chiefly of mince meal, herbs, legumes, #plitting their sides with laughing. In the mean soupe, and sauces in the finest China ware: to the time, had our servants likewise been regaled very 9 sauces they use pigsfat, which they bare particularly plentifully,lyet with somewhatless ceremony than our. good, and the raguuts are made palatable by means selves, and as it was now past midnight, ibey came of several spices and a very savoury oil extracted to join us, every one of them carrying for account 9 from herbs ; there were also some excellent dishes of of his toaster five or six purses of red paper, which beans and rice-meal, and Tittle tarto which even a contained drink-money for the performers, the bal
D French cook could not have prepared in a better ler, cook, and the rest of the servants ; they laid. style. But the real delicacies coosisted of harts' | their deposits before the landlord; but he of course sinews and birds' nests: the former are dried in the defended himself a good while before he voucbsafed & sun, and kept in boxes with pepper and mace until the distribution. The thing bad now lasted above wanted, when they are boiled in the broth of goats five hours, and perceiving that the above-mentioned and strongly spiced: the birds' nests consist almost of bamboo-box began to be empty, Ilonged most spices; they are nearly traijsparent, and quite entire heartily for the conclusion; but the thanksgivings, ly white as long as they are fresh; but commonly the bowings and scrapings retarded it still cousi
1 rather greenish; they resemble the shape of half a derably.
5 43 2 1 Jertion, and give to the meat a very sharp and prickly taste. The wine was excellent, and drank hot; but tions, every one to his sedan; he then turned about “ Kragbaeo accompanied, in spite of all protesta.
WHITE. 1 upderstaud that it was chiefly extracted from rice, to give the man time to get in; but no sooner did
" We had not been long at table, when five richly- the chairmen uffer to stir, than he was at hand as dressed performers entered the room, touching four quick as lightning, and the words Alev afresk, as if
SOLUTION. times the ground with their heads : they presented nothing bad been said yet, and bands and heads kept a scroll, upon which there were inscribed with gilded moving as long as one could perceive a shadow of
i Castle ..2-7+ Jetters the names of fifty or sixty plays, which they each other. It was for the rest a pretty sight, to
2 Castle .1-7+ knew by heart: the principal guest, to whom the watch the motion of all the manifoldly coloured and 3 Bishop..,:5_4 list had been presented for his choice, declined the oily lanterna, which the servants carried before their
4 Bishop....36 honour, and sent it to the second, be to the third, and masters. Upon several of them were the dignities
5 Bishop....4--5 5 King so on, until it had been round and came back again or even the names of the owners : but poor I bad
6 King ....3-6 to the first, who complied finally with the general only one solitary lantern, light, blue, and red. Satis.
7 Castle ....2-77 7 King entreaties, and selected a piece. After we had once bed, yet much fatigued, I fell upon my couch, and
...2-6 8 Bither Pawn queens more testified our satisfaction, the performers with-would willingly have slept until noon, had I not
9 Castle ....1--7+ drew for a few moments and we were treated with a been obliged to send a note of thanks at an early
10 Castle ....1-B*MATE. symphony of Autes, piper, drums, trumpets, and hour in the morning. Mine host sent me forthwith kettie-drums, whicli made a terrible avise. After that an answer and a thousand excuses about the inthe piece began, and it happened to be a very gloomy different reception I had met with at his house, and schah mat, and was introduced by the Moors into the
Chess. The term cheek mate, arose from the Persian merely spread a carpet on the ground. In the back-sation in the must decided, yet respectful language.came of these for, in Persian, schar signifies a King ground, and facing the actors, there was a small sepa- "All this is very troublesome the first time; bus and mat, slaughter to which latter also the Hebrer ration, made of bamboo cane, and provided with one becomes soon accustomed to forms, and I am agrees..
BLACK 1 King ..., 2 King ....8-8 3 Castle ..., 3-67 4 Knigbt....4-56
6 King ....248
9 King ...
SIR,- have recently met with the following lines of
[ORIGINAL) the late ROBERT BURNS, which I am assured have
Licinius! wouldest thou wisely live,
Not always to the ocean give
wearied bark; nor yet, in fear
Of the loud tempeșt, draw too near
TO A KISS.
The shallows of the treacherous shore.
Who shuns the evil that pursues
Dire poverty's dejected state;
Yet asks nots temperate in his views,
The envied treasures of the greatFrom "Poems by one of the Authors of. Poems for
Dearest tie of young connections,
The lofty, pine-tree, raised on high,
The driving storm
more rudely feels Speaking silence, dumb confession,
And the proud tower, that seeks the sky, Weep dot, though Jonely and wild be thy path,
But with a mightier ruin reels.
Passion's birth and infants' play, And the storms may be gathering round;
The lightening blasts the mountain's height, Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
While safe retires the lowly vale; There is one who can shield from the hurricane's wrath,
Glowing dawn of brighter day.
Hope all thou canst in adverse fate, And that one may for ever be found. :
And wisely fear the prosperous gale, He is with thee, around thee, He lists to thy cry,
Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action,
Thus, well prepared thy breast shall be
For aught the future may decree. And thy tears are recorded by him :
When King'ring lips no more must join;
The Power Supreme on men below A pillar of fire he will be to thine eye,
What words can ever speak affection
Now bids the unwelcome winter blow, Whose brightness no shadow can dim.
Só thrilling and sincere as thine!
Now checks its wrath. Perpetual ille
BURNS. Not oft the mortal cup distils; D follow it still through the darkness of night,
Sometimes the silent Muse will wake, . In safety 'twill lead to the morrow;
Nor does his bow Apollo break. Tis not like the meteor of earth's fickle light,
THE BOY OF EGREMOND.
Then rise, with fortitude elate,
Against the opposing shocks of fate,
And in a too successful gale
A. E. And the tempests assail it in vain;
the valleys of Craven, with fire and sword; and was afWhen the mists of this world are all vanish'd away, terwards established there by his uncle, David, King of
THE LATE DUCHESS OF YORK. le its brightness it still will remain.
Scotland. He was the last of the race; his son, com
monly called the Boy of Egremond, dying before him, And weep not that none are around thee to love, in the manner here related; when a priory was removed
In an interesting tittle poem, entitled “The Former's For a father is with thee to bless ;
from Embsay to Bolton, that it might be as near as Vision," written by Lord Erskine (and given as hill And if griefs have exalted thy spirit above, O say wouldst thou wish for one less ?
possible to the place where the accident happened. length in the first volume of the Kaleidoscope, old series,
That place is still known by the name of the Strid; and page 144) there is the following eulogy on the late Duchees Heie with thee, whose faroar for ever is life ; the mother's answer, as given in the first stanza, is to
of York. Could a mortal heart guard thee so well ?
this day often repeated in Wharfedale.See Whitaker's “At Oatlapds, where the buoyant air O hush the pain wish, calma thy bosons wild strife, Hist. Of Craven.
Vast crowds of ropks can scarcely bear, And forbid but a thought to rebel.
What verdure paints returning spring!
What crops surrounding harvests bring!
Yet swarms on every tree are found,
Nor hear the fowler's dreaded sound.
And when the kite's resistless blow
Dashes their scatter'd nests below,
Alarm'd they quit the distant field,
And down the Wharfe a hern was flying
To seek the park's indulgent shield,
Where close in the o-ershadowing wood
In tartan clad, and forest green,
They build new cradles for their brood,
The boy of Egremond was seen.
Secure; their fair Protectress nigh,
Whose bosom swells with sympathy:
But where the rock is rent in two, With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And the river rushes through, And still more, later flowers for the bees,
To this is affixed the following notei" Amusing His voice was heard no more!
myself often with poetry, but, as I have said in the preUntil they think warm days will never cease,
'Twas but a step! the gulph he pass'd;
face, at no time aspiring to the name of character of a For summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells ;
But that step-it was his last!
poet, I never should have regretted the insignificance of Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
As through the mist he wing'd his way
this little fable, but for the accidental allusion in it to her Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
(A cloud that hovers night and day)
Royal Highness. The exalted rank and retired habits Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
The hound hung back, and back he drew
of this excellent Princess, confining the knowledge of Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
The master and his merlin too.
her talents, manners, and distinguislied aecomplishments Dron a half-reap'd furow sound asleep,
That narrow.place of noise and strife
within the contracted circle of a few, I should have been Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while the hook Receiv'd their little all of life!
the more đesirous to record them in unfading numbers, Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers :
There now the matin-bell is rung;
but no man can add a cubit to his stature; and I must And sometimes like a glcaner thou dost keep
The Miserere!" duly sung;
therefore content myself in this note to express my af. Steady thy laden head across a brook ;
And holy men, in cowl and hood,
fection, admiration, and respect.” Or by'a eyder-press, with patient look,
Are wand'ring up and down the wood.
GRAVITY AND LEVITY.
Here on the young its fury spent,
As a Sage and a Wit once togther were crossing While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
The helpless and the innocent.
A river whose billows their small boat vas tossing, And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Sit now, and answer groan for groan;
Cries the Sage 6" To the bottom I fear we shall go," Among the river shallows, borne aloft
And she who wildly wanders there,
Says the Wit, “ That would just suit your genius, we Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
The mother in her long despair,
For you're a deep dog, but it; best suits my whim, Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
Of those who by the Wharfe were weeping; The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft ;
Of those who would not be consol'd
Superficial, 4 nsual, the surface to skim."
The Naturalist's Diary,
The southern counties of England, particularly | The Conus Cedo nulli, so very rarely offered for
Surrey and Kent, now. yield their valuable produce sale, is valued at three buodred guineas. The For AUGUST, 1820.
of hops in this month. The common hop (humulus | Turbo Scalaris, if large and perfect, is worth a bus. lupulus) is propagated either by oursery plants, or dred guineas : the Cypræa Aurantium, without a
by cuttings. Pilchards are taken in great abun- bole beaten through it, is worth fifty: and it has been (Concluded from our last.) dance in August.“
calculated, that a complete collection of tbe British
The general decay of flowers in this month has | Conchology is worth its weight in pure silver. In The young naturalist would be much delighted in often formed the muses' theme; but by none has the an economical and political view, they are of no in watching the progress of many water-insects through subject been more sweetly touched than by our lyric considerable import. Pearls, the diseased excreme their several transformations ; many of these are fit poetess Mrs. Robinson.
cences of muscles and oysters, form a portion of the subjects fer the nsicroscope, particularly the mono
revenues of these and some other kingdoms; and culus apus. The goat (culex) is a good example.
coastitute, with jewels, the rich aod costly ornamento
FROM THE FADED BOUQUET. Their eggs will be found floating on the surface of
by which the high and wealthy ranks of polished stagnant water, or in that contained in a large tub;
Fair was this blushing rose of May,
society are distinguished. The Cypræa Moneta, et they are black, and in a congeries forming altogether
And ev'ry spangled leaf looked gay;
money cowry, forms the current coin of many nations
Sweet was this primrose of the dale, a mass resembling a grain of corn flattened. These,
of India and Africa ; and this covering or coat of
When on its native turf it grew ; wben hatched by the beat of tbe son, produee a And deck'd with charms this lily pale,
an inconsiderable worm, stands at 'this day as the small insect with a very large head and prominent
medium of barter for the liberty of man; a certain
And rich this violet's purple hue. eyes, a slender semi-transparent body, terminated
weight of them being given in exchange for a slare, by a forked tail. Their motion is by rapid twist.
This od'rous woodbine filled the grove
The scholar needs not the reminiscence, that the
With musky gales of balmy pow'r, .. in of the body. After a short time, these sled
suffrages of the ancient Athenians were delivered
When, with the myrtle interwove, their skin, and become a black insect with a bead
in, marked upon a shell; the record of which is eil
It hung luxuriant round my bow'r. and body bulb-like, and not so long a tail, in which
commemorated in the derivation of our terms, tik the rudiments of the future wings can be perceived.
Ah, rose! forgive the hand severe,
tament, and attestation. As one of the principal Their motion is that of chiefly rising to the surfuce
That snatched thee from thy scented bed; agents of decomposition and gradual dissolution,
Where, bowed with many a pearly tear, of the water by coiling themselvcs up like a ball,
the geologist will find his researches assisted by a
Thy widowed partner droops its head. and, when disturbed, sinking by a jerking of the tail.
examination into their rapid and astonishing power Iu a few days, these are finally transformed into
And thou, sweet violet, modest flow'r,
of perforating and disuniting rocks of calcareou gaats, and sport in the sun, and live on the blood
O take my sad relenting sigh!
sandstone, limestone, marble, and even the bardest of animals, which they suck through a long pro
Nor strain the breast whose glowing pow'r, inasses of granite and porphyry, wherever they come
With too much fondness, bade thee die. boscis pierced into the skin.
in contact with the ocean: and by a comparative Sweet lily, had I never gazed
examination of the different stratifications of mariee With rapture on your gentle form,
testaceous depositions, he may eventually be led to THE GNAT.
You might have died, unknown, unpraised, some important conclusions as to the probable elera. When by the green-wood side, at summer eve,
The victim of some ruthless storm.
tion of the general deluge. Poetic visions charm my closing eye;
Inconstant woodbine, wherefore rove
With gadding stem about my bower ? 'Tis thine to range
Why, with my darling myrtle wove,
Yet, yet, repine not, tho'stern fate
Hath nipt thy leaves, of varying hue,
A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE PLOT OF THE
NEW AFTER-PIECE CALLED
TOO LATE FOR DINNER.
In this, and the succeeding month, much knowNow near and nearer rush thy whirring wings, Thy dragon-scales still wet with human gore. by those who visit the nea-coast. The elegance The first part of it is droll enough. A younger bra Hark, thy shrill horn its fearful larum flings! and simplicity in the contour or shape of shells, the ther-mad-headed, merry and mischievous - but proud. I wake in horror and dare sleep no more !
richness and variety of their colours, and the singu- pennyless, and named Poppleton-meets with a lovely larity in many of their forms, have ever excited at girl at a ball which is likely and falls in love with her
--which is very likely—and gets half tipsy with Chan. The common glow-worm, the little planet of the tention to this confined but interesting department paigne-punch on the strength of his passion and gets rural scene," may be observed in abuodance in the of created nature
: and the comparative facility with taken to the watch-house in consequence and contrives month of August, when the earth is almost as thick. wbich they may be collected and arranged, together to escape from ithe takes refuge in a house the door al ly spangled with them as the cope of heaven is with with the durability of their structure, make
them which is accidently standing open. This house harpes peculiarly adapted for the display of a cabinet. to the residence of his unknown fair one, who is litus
Their uses, however, have not been eutirely contined with her aunt--as many unknown fair ones do the THE GLOW-WORY.
to the gaze of curiosity, or to fanciful embellish- more's the pity! Frank (that is the scape-grace's names
ment. The inhabitants of many of them give a rich finding no one stirring, lays himself down on a sofa Bright insect! that on humid leaves and grass and nutritious food. The greater part of the lime covers himself with a woman's pelisse which is at hand Lights up thy fairy lamp; as if to guide
used in America, for agricultural and architectural In the mean time the aunt has heard a noise--for your The steps of labouring swains that homeward pass, purposes,is made of calcived shells: the public streets aunt is an animal gifted with uncommonly sharp ears Well pleased to see thee cheer the pathway side, Betokening cloudless skies and pleasant days;
of Christianstadt and Santa Cruz are paved with when there are pretty nieces, " and such small devic," in While he whom evening's sober charnis invite
the Strombus Gigas; and the town of Conchylion is the case-so she comes down stairs, and mistaking Frank In shady woodlands, often stops to gaze,
entirely built of marine shells. The blue and white for the maid who had been sitting up for her young lady And moralizing hails thy emerald light;
belts of the Indians of North America, as symbols -rouscs him from his nap. He in turn, mistakes ber On the fair tresses of the roseate morn
of peace and amity, in opposition to the war hatchet, for one of the watchmen about whom he was dreaming Translucent dews as precious gems appear,
and by which the fate of nations is often decided and she, not to be behind hand, mistakes him for a thiel ; Not less dost thou the night's dark hour adorn, are made of the Venus mercenaria ; and the gorget and the surprise, confusion, and terror are very mutual : Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear.'
of the chieftain's war-dress is formed of the Mytilus and very amusing. So far, so good. But the rest of the Though the rude bramble, or the fan-like ferns,
margaritiferus. The military horn of many African such as it is consists in the younger brother Frank bo Around thee their o'ershadowing branches spread,
tribes is the Murex Tritonis ; the rare variety of ing mistaken for his eldest brother Fred. a sober, steadis, Steady and clear thy phosphor brilliance burns, And thy soft rays illuminate the shade.
which, with the volutions reversed, is held sacred, quietly-disposed person, of moral habits and moderate Thus the calm brightness of superior minds
and only used by the high-priests. The bighest income-- who is saddled with all the expenses-biental, Makes them amid misfortune's shadow blest, order of dignity, among the Friendly Islands, is the bodily, and pecuniary-of Frank's jokes, and extrava. And thus the radiant spark of Genius shines, permission to wear the Cypræa Aurantium, or gancies. Besides these characters there is a Cockney Though skreened by Envy, or by pride oppressed. orange cowry. And Lister relates, that the inhabit. calico-printer, who is rather a "poor epitome" of Labi
C. Smith. ants of the province of Nicaragua fasten the Ostrea Log; The solitary bee (apis manicata), and the white virginica to a handle of wood, and use it as a spade from an Irish print, without stating in reference to see
We cannot close this outline, which we have borrowed mótb (phalæna pacta), are observed in this month : to dig up the ground. As matter of traffic, they performance of this piece, at our own Theatre, last week, the ptinus peetinicornis also makes its appearance, bear a nominal value and appreciation, proportionate that we never saw Mr. Rees so much at home, as in Mr. the larvæ of which are very destructive to wooded to their supposed scarcity or beauty; Rumphius is Nicholas, to which he gave a whimsical effect, which can furniture, boring holes in tables, chairs, bed-posts, said to have given nearly a thousand pounds for one scarcely be surpassed by any comic actor, with whom we
pf the first discovered specimcus of the Venus Dione. are acquainted.
parts, better adapted to his comic powers, in which he THEATRICAL COINCIDENCES.
has acquitted himself most admirably. Among these, 1 TO THE EDITOR. his Mr. Nicholas Twill, in the new farce of Too late
TO THE EDITOR. for Dinner, stands pre-eminently conspicuous, and is a la: SiroSuffer me, most dread sovereign, with reveren- capital specimen of bis excellence in such characters.
a tial awe and palpitating heart, humbly to approach the He should not be offended at my cautioning bim, as I SIR, I send you the following, which I think cord ne sanctum sanctorum of your editorial temple, there to now do, to avoid imitations; they are seldom benefi- respond as answers to the queries proposed by “AdoFarbend the knee, and kiss the dust, in grateful adoration cial, and often productive of much mischief. nis,” in your last,
Yours, &c. before that beneficent, omgific being, who has so mer
STAGE BOX. citally condescended to administer, gratuitously, the
DRAMATICUS." No. 1. answers to The Budget. emollient chastisement of his leniently correcting arm.
Smiles and Tears. *Oh! Dramaticus, Dramaticus! what a fortunate youth
. See note to Correspondents.
Hit or Miss. wart tbou ! what a sage for thy counsellor ! what á lite
Amoroso, King of Little Britain. tary gardener to foscer and protect eby young and ten. THEATRICAL DECLAMATION.
- The Wandering Boys. e der plants ! what a “matured, judicious" exerciser of
The Devil to Pay. " the pruning knife !" Happy, thrice happy scribbler!
Raising the W.nd. bow thy bumiliated head, and with becoming meekness In a work recently published by a member of the
The Apprentice. express, in a suitable form of words, thy unfeigned French academy, entitled, “ Instructions relative to
Follies of a Day:
10. gratitude to the supreme ruler of the Kaleidoscopic Theatrical Declamation,” the author insists strungly
Killing no Murder. universe, for the unmerited testimony of his most affec- upon the importance of preserving ics purity. He has
- The Spendthrift.
12. tonate regard with which he has been graciously distinguished the various kinds of accent already de
Day after the Wedding, pleased to honour thee.
fined by metaphysical philosophers, under the denoBut, most potent Sir, all jesting apart, you are per minations of grammatical, logical, oratorical, dramati
COOKERY, IN DAYS OF YORE. -haps aware that I write solely for my own amusement, cal, and harmonious accents ; and recommends to can
which I shall continue to do, whether it shall be your didates for histrionic fame, to frequent the bar, and the pleasure to publish what I write or not; I therefore legislative assemblies. The following animated picture
In former days, when good housekeeping was in trust you will not quarrel with me for writing, so long of Mirebeau, is given to illustrate the advantages fashion amongst the English nobility, they used either as I preserve my temper with
you for refusing to print which an actor derives, when his action and delivery to begin or conclude their entertainments, and divert all that
I write. In order, however, to convince you pourtray tbat his feelings are embarked in the subject: their guests with such pretty devices as the following, of my extremely irritated feelings on this occasion, 1 I never could bave believed, (he observes) without viz. : with a castle made of pasteboard, with gates, beg your acceptance of my thanks for your advice; hesitation, all the imposing forms with which such an drawbridges, battlements,
and portcullises, all done and sincerely assure you, that whenever you receive imprèssession invests the discourse, or the richness over with paste. This was set upon the table in a any communication from me, I shall be always happy which it confers, or the eloquence which it inspires, large charger, with salt laid round about it, as if it, to profit as much as possible, both by your counsel and if that union of rare or rival talents, the constituted were the ground, in which were stuck egg shells full of your" pruning knife."
assembly, bad not afforded in a political actor, one of rose and other sweet waters, the meat of the egg “Late us it is, I put myself to school,
the most striking examples which can be held forth as having been taken out with a large pin; upon the bala And feel some confort not to be a fool.
a model for theatrical performers of the first class. clements of the castle were planted guds made of Not to go back is somewhat to advance, And men must walk at least before they dance.
The aspect of his exterior was decidedly disadvanta- kexes, covered over with paste, made into the Timorous by nature, of the rich in awe,
geous: he was ugly ; his stature presented only a com- form of cannons, and made to look like brase, I come to counsel learned in the law :
bination of the most unwieldy contours; in contem- by covering them with Dutch leaf gold; these You'll give me, like a friend, both sage and free, plating his countenance, it was impossible to suppress cannons being charged with powder, and trains laid Advice; and (as you use) without a fee."
che repugnance excited by its olive hue, pitted with the so that you might fire as many of them as you Now to the purport of my letter
small pox, the cheeks deeply furrowed, the eye sunk pleased at one touch. The castle was set at one end of Herri Quartre, with the Antiquary, have been the beneath the arch of a prominent eyebrow, and a mouth the table; then in the middle of the table they would chief theatrical magnets during the week; and, I re- irregularly formed; his whole head disproportionate, set a stag, made in paste, but bollow, and filled with joice to add, have each attracted a very respectable au- and disagreeably contrasted with a very corpuleni red wine, and a broad arrow stuck in the side of him; edience to every succeeding representation. If the for. body: was it then in him beauty of organs or pronun- this being also set in a large charger, with a ground
mer has lost somewhat of its magnetic influence by ciation wbich supplied the want of figure. His voice made of salt, and egg shells of perfumed waters stuck Miss Tree's absence, we have, on the other hand, been was no less forbidding than his features, and the re- in it as before; then at the other end of the table they favoured with the exertions of two gentlemen from mains of a southern accentuation made it still more would have the form of a ship, made in pasteboard, London, whose universally acknowledged abilities
have unfavourable; but his
animated delivery compensated and covered over with paste, with masts, sails, flags, given to the play a degree of alluring celebrity, which for its defects ; at first he proceeded calmly, making and streamers, and guns made of keres, and covered has eperated as a powerful antidote to the ill-effects of frequent pauses, indulging himself in inflections, and with paste and charged with gunpowder, with a train Miss Tree's absence.
evincing, at the same time, the most consummate ta- as in the castle ; ibis also in a large charger, set up Although the part of Henri affords scarcely any lents; these rose by a gradual mobility to a full, varied, right in, as it were, a sea of sale, in which are also scope for the great powers of such an actor as Mr. and majestic expression of ideas, which displayed his stuck egg shells, fail of perfumed waters; then be
Vandenhoff, his chaste and judicious performance of zeal; it was here that he might be compared to those twist the stag and castle, and stag and ship, were se that doble-minded monarch, by proving the versatility large birds of prey, which appear to move heavily placed two pies, made of coarse paste, filled with bran.
of caleat with which he has the good fortune to be en- along the plain, but soar with rapid wing towards the and washed over with saffron and yolks of eggs : when
dowed, contributed largely to his previous reputation. heavens: like a towering eagle sporting amid the tem- these were baked, the bran was taken out, a bole was 8. Mr. Bass demands my warmest praise for, and con- pest, be lanced, as it were, the forky lightnings, and cut in the bottoms, and live birds put into one, and
graculation on the improvements perceptible in his thundered on the nether world. Firm in his masculine live frogs into the other, and the holes closed up with · Eugene de Biron ; which, with the exception of Mark eloquence, dignified by his declamation, bis deformity paste; then the lids were cut neatly up, so that they
Aulkony, I now consider his most succesful effort up vanished, his appearance commanded admiration, and might be easily taken off by the funnels, and adorned: is to the present period of this season. O'Donnel, though his action was graceful, so much the energy of his feel with gilded laurels. These being thus prepared, and
not by any means a well-finished character, was ren ings had transformed his entire frame! It caused wbat placed in order on the table. First of all one of the i dered uncommonly effective in the hands of Mr. what was robust in his stature to conduce to the im- ladies is persuaded to draw the arrow out of the body Johnstone, who is so well known, andso justly admired, pression of his arguments ! It directed bis rare and of the stag, which being done, the red wine issues out so the only genuine Hibernian on our stage.. To that expressive gestures! It rendered formidable his haughty like the blood out of a wound, and causes some small sage, after a long life of public service, I believe
he is countenance and commanding attitude ! His genius admiration in the spectators: 'which being aver, after about to bid an eternal farewell, and when he makes corresponded nobly with the fire of his looks, which a little pause, all the guns on one side of the castle, "we ne'er shall look upon his like again.” He cannot of the inuscles of his face, glowing with indignation, wards, the guns of one side of the ship against the casbe considered the last Roman," but I am apprehensive and the movement of his lips, were adozirably suited tle; then having turned the chargers, the other sides be will be the last Irishman.
to the intonations of truth, vehemence, threatening, fired off, as ir battle; this causing a great stink of powMr. Emery appears to have got into quite a new lide and irony!"
der, the ladies or gentlemen take up tbe egg shells of of business. He has successively played Moustache,
perfumed water and throw them at one another. This aad Edie Ochillree, with very distinguished ability and The first Lord Chatham, and David Garrick, Esq. were pre-pleasant disorder being pretty well laughed over, and great eclat ; and, I doubt not, will, on Friday evening emigent in those qualities ; far beyond any I ever saw
or heard the two great pies still remaining untouched, some one ners, enjoy the pleasure of reaping an abundant har.
will have the curiosity to see what is in them, and liftVest. I wish my allusion to Miss Tree not to be un.
ing off the lid of one pye, out jump the frogs; this derstood as depreciating the Louison of Miss Grant ;
TO THE EDITOR,
makes the ladies skip and scamper; and lifting up the on the contrary, I think it does her great credit, but
lid of the other, out fly the birds, which will natu. cannot certainly, with any thing like propriecy, be called perfect.
SIR,-There are a number ot boys from Chester, 1 rally fly to the light, and so put out the candles, and Since the close of their last campaign, our dramatic believe, in this town, who always carry their hats 'in with the leaping of the frogs below, and Aying of the corps have received a very yaluable acquisition in the their hands in the streets, which I think is a very bad birds above, it caused a surprising and diverting hurly. few oppertunities of speaking in terms adequate to his thing were said to this purpose, perhaps the governor candles being lighted, the banquet was brought in, the deserts. I minst confess that his Polonius was such as of the school would permit them to wear their hats, at music sounded, and the
particulars of each persons sur
prise and adventures furnished matter for diverting induced me considerably to undervalue his real merits, least in the streets, for they are liable to take
COLD, &c. discourse, but I have subsequently seen bim perform a variety of
scholar himself, as is evident by his learned quota. We thank a correspondent who subscribes "Your tion) is hot, as Lingo says " A master of scholars." If, READER,” for the trouble he has taken to translate
however, he really belong to the pedagogue tribe, from the original German of Kotzebue, the whimsical (Continued from our former Numbers.) We hope his practice does not square with his theory article in this day's publication, entitled The Chinese
or mercy on the poor urchins committed to his charge! Dinner, which it seems Kotzebue in his preface states AUSCULATION.
We allude, as our readers will guess, after they have that he had from the man himself, who was then in read the letter, to the extraordinary and unmerciful very good circumstances, and with whom he because
length of time supposed to be used in each of these acquainted during his stay in Siberia. We take the This singular mode of discovering the various dis- corrective operations. We recollect well in former opportunity to inform our correspondent, that we shal orders of the chest, by percussion,
was, we believe, days that we should bave deemed one-half the time not fail to rectify the misunderstanding which, oring first suggested by Avenbrugger, physician, of Vienna, more than sufficient for the purpose. M. R. suspects to an entry in our index, may still subsist
, a 18 wbo published a work on this subject, since translated our correspondent P. to be the author of the article Kotzebue being the author of the coarse satire upan by M. Corvissart. A memoir has lately been presen. which has called into action his profoand powers of the sex, 80 justly complained of. ted to the French Academy, by M. Laennac, décail- calculation; and for tear he should, by way of retaing the various modes of employing this discovery. liation, inflict upon Mr. P. one of those protracted W. is informed that we shall shortly avail ourselves of a among others. Mr. L. recommends the use of a tube, and ingenious modes of torture, for his supposed
portion at least of his “ Essay on the profession of a with thick sides, of a cykinder pierced along its axis offence, we beg to inform him that the account of player," &c. with a narrow aperture. This, on being applied to the the flogging powers of Orbilius, the Suabian schoolchest of a person in good health, who is speaking or master, appeared in the Liverpool Mercury, vul. The proposal of C. B. if carried into effect might interest singing, produces a sort of trembling noise, more or VII. page 99. The honour, however, of taking up
the public; but it would be inconsistent with the less distinct; but if an ulcer exist in the lungs, a very the matter in a serious point of view, and submit
plan of our work, and our own uniform pledge ta singular phenomenon happens: the voice of the sick ting it to a mathematical scrutiny, was reserved for
abstain from political and religious discussions. person can no longer be heard by the ear at liberty, the individual, whose letter it is now high time to X, although very well timed, is necessarily excluded the whole of the sound passing along the aperture of lay before our readers. the cylinder to che observer. Commissioners appointed
for the reason just assigned.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE. by the French academy have verified the experiment in vustous cases of consumption.
“ Juranti tibi non credan."
If we recolloct right, the article recommended by R.D. SIR,! was rather surprised at the marvellous ac
is objectionable on other grounds. count, which you gave in your paper last week, of the THE ALCORAN. A correspondent, A. L., has made TOOTH DRAWING. extraordinary labours of the German schoolmaster,
the singular proposal to us, to give either the whale but as the utter impossibility of the task renders it
or portions of the Alcoran of Mahomet, in the is One of the most curious applications of galvanism altogether improbable, I should like to know from
leidoscope. We need not say that such a subject is to the useful purposes of life, is its recent employ- a communication. what source your correspondent P. derived to valuable
as foreign to our plan, as it woald be to the general
taste of our readers. meat as a means of distinguishing bad teeth from Had your correspondent given his auchority when good. The test which galvanism has now supplied be remitted to you the information, it would have per. It is not likely that we can pretend to answer she query (o remedy the frequent mistakes made by deatists, mitted him to escape the imputation of being the au. of Mr. INQUISITIVE. who, instead of ridding you of a bad tooth, will thor of such an impracticable absurdity, though it did draw the best you have in your head, is considered not protect him from censure as the propagator ot it. THE BOXONIAN ENIGMA. The correspondent from to be one of infallible certainty in its application.
To convince you, Sir, of the infeasibility of this whom we solioited the solution to this enigma, preThe method is thus described by Professor
Aldini, Herculean task, I have subjoined a calculation of the viously to its insertion, has not complied with our ID .
quest. the nephew of Qualvani :-"He (the dentist) first in. sulates the patient, and then places in his bands ao
TO 911,500 canings, trial and execution, at
ERRATUM.-In the whimsical tale in verse, entitled electric chain; be then applies a small piece of wire,
3 minutes each,......
................................2734500 LE PATTISSIER, in our last number (page CO) en
To 121,000 iloggings, trial, condemnation, and draws it gradually over the surface of the tooth;
error occurred, which we merely notice here, because
and execution, at 5 minutes each......... 605000 it renders the lines defective in measure: In the # be then applies it to the next tooth in the same
To 209,000 custodes, conviction and sen
verse, 4th and 7th line, the word “ Cratur" should be manger, and proceeds in the like method with the
tence, one minute each...
209000 ** Orateur." rest, until he comes to the diseased tooth, which is To taps with the ruler......156,000 discovered by violent pain being produced, and an To boxes on the car......... 10,200
THE ECLIPSE.-We had anticipated the suggestion et involuntary emotion in the body. It has always
a CONSTANT READER, on this subject; and have been remarked, when the tooth is extracted, that it
Allowed 3 minutes to each 146,200 487334 now in preparation an engraved sketch, which, toge exhibited a carious part, which in its proper situation
ther with some descriptive illustration, shall appear was not visible.” Need we add, that after the dis.
3597233 in the Mercury and also in the next Kaleidoscope covery of so simple a test, drawing a wrong tooth Then to enforce the following punishments.
To make 700 boys stand on peas.
We wish to ask A. L. whether the lines on May ought to be made a misdemeanour at least.
To make 6000 ditto kneel on a sharp edge of wood Morning are original ?
To make 5000 ditto wear the fool's cap. METHOD OF PRESERVING CURRANTS FRESH TILL
To make 1700 ditto hold the rod.
VIRGINIUS.–Our Theatrical correspondent, DRAXI JANUARY OR FEBRUARY.
TICƯs, whose letter will be found in this day's pakl. 13400 It would cake as many orin. 13400 cation, will perceive that his postscript has been ont
ted. Its substance may be supplied here in a very The following is taken from the « Journal de Phar
The time total in minutes 36106334 few lines, as it is merely a repetition of his hope that macie," for June. The method is not new, but it does Now, Sir, although Orbilius taught 51 years, allow the tragedy of Virginius will shortly be brought out s! not appear to be generally known. When the fruit is six hours to the day, which, allowing for the shortness our Theatre, with our own company. ripe, choose se basbes enjoying a soutberu aspect, of the winter days, is rather longer than a scholastic and which are most convenient in their shape, and most day; and five days to the week, and nine months to the J. P. whose extract from Gregory was received some loaded with fruit, and surround them with thick straw year, which, after holidays, &c. are deducted, is permate, so that they shall be completely sheltered from haps more than a scholastic year.
time ago, is informed that we are preparing an article atmospheric cold and other changes. By this simple 51 years would be but........
on the subject of the weather, with which his commu
...................3304809 method it will be found that the fruit may be preserved
nication shall appear, quite fresh till after Christmas.
3058334 There would be 3058534 minutes more than the time OTHER FAVORS RECEIVED. -R. D. ELLEYOrbilius taught, which is equal to 4 scholastic years, 6
M. E. S.-T. QUILLETT
,. F.J. R. ALPHA, To Correspondents. months, 1 week, 4 days, 3 hours, 134 minutes.
J. H.-ADOLESCENS, J. LA SUBSCRIBER,–
I remain, Sir, yours, &c.
M.R. article appeared which has produced the following Liverpool, August 18, 1820.
Printed, published, and sold whimsical commentary. We give the letter of M.R.
BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. verbalim et literatim as we received it, being loath The verses which Poeticus recommends have already
Liverpool Mercury Office. to take any liberties with so unique a composition. appeared in the first volume of the old series of the sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lade: Mers
. As there is not one of our readers who will question Kaleidoscope, page 28.
Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. Thos. the sagacity of the man who could discover that the
Smith, Paradise-street ;' Mr. Warbrick, Public utter IM POSSIBILITY of a task, renders it altogether The OLD BATCHELOR shall be attended to next week. IMPROBABLE !!" Without venturing to dispute the
Library, Lime-street: Mr. G. P. Day, Newman
Dale-street ; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street; and Mr. point with one who appears to have entered so mi. PROFESSOR SQUABBLE has omitted to state who is the nutely into all che mysteries of flagellation as our
author of BENJAMIN BUMPKIN,, which we fancy John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money only. correspondent; yet a remembrance of our boyish we have met with before.
AGENT FOR DUBLIN: days, and our general philanthropy, prompts us to w. J. and R. P. naust have been mislaid. Will they Messrs. J. K.Johnson & Co. No 1, kden Quas, Lower veacure to hope that M. R., though he may be take the trouble to state what the subjects were ?