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Correspondence.
advertisement which appeared in the Catholic "Laity's

Scientific Notices.
Directory,” for last year,“ Salford 'House, (removed
THE AUTHOR OF WAVERLY, TALES OF from Woolton, near Liverpool); the ladies late of Cam- MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION RESPECT-
MY LANDLORD, &c.
bray, now residing at Salford House, Evesham, Wor-

ING THE APPROACHING
(Coutinued from our former numbers.)
cestershire, continue to admit young ladies on their usual

Solar Eclipse.
terms." I am, Sir, Your obedient servant,
TO THE EDITOR.

A CATHOLIC.
SIA,-Considerable interest having lately been ex-

TO THE EDITOR ...cited to know the name of the real author of the polih pular novels of " Guy Marnering," " Waverly," SIR,- I am a young man in moderate circumstances

ning of Echipse 3 u Tales of my Landlord,” &c. if you think the fol. of life, and though I cannot say that I am one of the lowing account, which I have often related in private,

most contented of sublunary beings, yet I think I can

give you a powerful reason to convince you why I am 12' worthy of publicity, you are welcome to give it a place not so: in truth, I am a bachelor; and, although I in your next Kaleidoscope : celo

I have made one or two desperate struggles to extrica . In the year 1815, soon after the peace with America. I myself from this perilous situation, sorry I am to in

form you, that my endeavours have hitherto been unand on my return from the British army encamped

successful; and I am fearful of making another expebear the celebrated falls of Niagara, I met, during my riment of the same kind, lest I should again fall into

Torte brough Upper Canada, at Kingston, with the the quicksands of disappointment. In this dilemma, 3 70th regiment of foot, and, having heard a report as Sir, what am I to do? Am I to rest satisfied with

Middle occasionally throwing out hints to the fair sex respectfreely circulated as believed, that the Pay-master of iog my unpleasant situation? If so, it will perhaps be

that régimeot, Capt. Scott, brother of Sir Walter Scott, of some advantage for theni to know something of my ri was the author of some of those celebrated works, I temper and habits, &c. I ani naturally somewhat ir

ritable, though perfectly open to reason and sound jusmade eaquiries amongst the officers as to the truth of I tice in all my affairs ; patient and forbearing in cases the report, which I found originated in the following of disappointment (as the girl of my first choice can circumstance.

bear witness ;) regular in my habits plain in dress, A gentleman of the strictest honour and integrity |

and in every part of my household establishment

Acting on the suggestion of a former correspondent, I having bad occasion to visit Captain Scott, in his offi

think it no bad plan to make you the referee (if I may cial capacity, entered his office somewhat earlier than use the word) in matters of this kind; and, if any of ustal, and being left alone for some time, bis eyes your female readers consider themselves qualified to wandered upon the table, which was crowded with

lend a helping hand to my distressing case, they will

find materials above whereby, to form a tolerable public documents, and inadvertently glanced upon a judgment, previous to their undertaking. Expecting

Postscript of a letter, which lay partly open, and, see- io hear from some of your fair correspondents, she ing it signed Walter Scott, he read the following: 1

I remain, Sir, het Gay Mannering has succeeded admirably, beyond

vrtni With all due respect,
S S D 9 A YOUNG BACHELOR.

THE AFFIXED DIAGRAM IS A DELINEATION OF La expectation; YoU COULD NOT DO BETTER THAN

THE GRAND SOLAR ECLIPSE OF SEPT. 1820. Liverpool, August 24, 1820. PROCEED.” Such, Sir, is the authority upon which N. B. If the young lady who was observed walking "This report cests; and I have every reason to give cre- up Duke-street, on Saturday, at 4 P. M. with a small The semicircle, marked earth's semi disc, is the half

The points VI. et to it, not only from the known and acknowledged parcel in her hand, would condescend to try her skill, of the earth's enlightened surface. there is not much doubt she would succeed.

VII, VIII, &c. on the semi-elliptic curve, shew the ring talent and genius of Captain Scott, and his absolute de

situation of Edinburgh on the earth's disc at these difPotion to literature, but also from the peculiarity of

ferent hours, as seen from the sun ; and the curve re

TO THE EDITOR his private life and pursuits, and that air of abstraction

presents the parallel of latitude, or path of Edinburgh,

on the earth's disc, as seen from the sun, from his rising at which particularly characterizes the poet and the authors SIR, I was sorry to perceive from a letter in Salur-to his setting. The line, marked Path of Penumbra's Beli bespeaking a mind wandering in an ideal world, and day's Advertiser, a few weeks since, that the peal of centre, is the path of the centre of the moon's shadow los in its own musings.

I ten bells already cast, and intended for St. Michael's l over the earth's disc, and is divided into hours, quarters. Yours &c.

church, are not to be used; and I think that the great &c.; the point in which it meets the axis of the moon's number of Dissenters who paid so muel towards the orbit is where the Penumbra's centre approaches nearest

building may well complain that they cannot even en-to the centre of the earth's disc, and consequently the THE NUNS OF CAMBRAY.

joy the small remuneration of hearing the ringing of middle of the eclipse. This line is marked at the one

the bells. As the bells are already cast, I suppose the end when the eclipse begins, and the other when it ends. TO THE EDITOR.

I gentlemen who manage the parish affair, re afraid of The fi

the parish affaire afraid of The figures, marked sun, moon, shew the appearance

entailing the expense of ringing &c. on the parish. of the eclipse at the time of the greatest obscuration.30. In the Kaleidoscope of the 20th June, in giving Now as necessity is the mother of invention, perhaps | Thus, it appears from the diagram, that the beginning

when unable to pay ringers, some one will invent a of the eclipse, or the instant the moon makes the first an "account of the Nuns of Cambray,” from the Percy machine for ringing peals of bells. When for a mo. impression on the sun, is at 9 minutes past noon, meer Anecdotes, you add, that you shall feel obliged to any ment we consider the many uses to which engines are time; that the middle of the eclipse is at 38 minutes correspondent who will give you any further account of successfully applied, we cannot doubt but that bells past 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and that it ends at 2 these Nuns. whether they are in existence, and if so might very easily be rung by machines, which would minutes past 3 o'clock, mean time, or the time shewn

prove an immense saving to Liverpool, and indeed to by a well-regulated clock. Duration of the eclipse 2 where is their present place of abode? In answer to every parish possessing that melodious and truly British hours 53 minutes. At the time of the greatest obscue Wich, 1 beg to refer you to following extracts from anmusic.

J. M. B. ration there will be nearly 10 degrees, or ths of the sun's diameter. eclipsed on his north limb. The moon's deg. 21 min. north, and lon. 20 deg. 25min. east.- in the temperature of the air may cause an hurricane of shadow enters the earth near the north pole, and moves | Total duration of the general eclipse to the inhabitants | wind (together with rain or snow) as was observant along the east coast of Britain, which it leaves to the of the earth 5 ho. 16 min. 45 sec.

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about the middle of the eclipse by Mr. Maclaurin, west, and enters near Embden in Germany, passing be- | The duration of the annular eclipse cannot, at any | 1737, and by Le Monnier in 1748. Mr. Short sare tween Trieste and Venice, by Naples, Grand Cairo in particular place, exceed 6 minutes of time.

that in the eclipse of 1748, "we did not at all perceive Egypt, and leaves the earth, with the setting sun, in the The eclipse will be annular, or the whole body of the or feel any greater degree of cold during the eclipse Gülbh of Bassora, near that city. This is the only moon will appear on the sun's disc, over a space of than we felt before it began." But M. Cassini de grand eclipse of the sun since the famous one of April about 150 miles in breadth, on each side of the central Thury, who went with the King of France to Co1st, 1764; but as the sun will not be totally eclipsed, linc.

peigne to view we cannot expect that gloomy darkness which takes And where the eclipse is of the magnitude of 11 digits | 94 digits, says, " they experienced considerable cold át

it, and when the obscuration was only place, for a few minutes, at such eclipses; however, it and one-tenth, the obscuration will be as great as if cen- | the time of the middle of the eclipse; the thermometer is probable, that, at the time of the greatest obscuration, tral. This eclipse, after traversing the expansium from however, fell only 24 degrees.” The hurricane the the planet Venus may be seen with a small glass, she the creation of the world, first came in at the south pole took place in 1787, I think, was by no means oc. being at that time about 40 degrees westward of the of the earth, about 88 years after the conquest, or in the casioned by the eclipse; only it accidentally occurred sun. The next great solar eclipse happens on the 9th | last of King Stephen's reign, since which time it has at the same time; and we need not be apprehensive of October, 1847, and is the only annular eclipse in the proceeded more northerly, and will finally leave the such an event in the ensuing eclipse. In order to note nineteenth century: it begins about half-past 6 o'clock earth at the North Pole, A. D. 2090, whence no more with accuracy the lowest degree of temperature, it will in the morning, and ends about 9 o'clock. There will returns of this eclipse will take place from the latter pe be proper to adjust a self-registering thermometer be above 11 degrees, or 11-12ths of the sun's diameter, riod, till after a revolution of 12,300 years. I am, Sir,

at the commencement of the eclipse. Those who under. eclipsed.

yours respectfully,

JAMES UTTING.

stand making comparative experiments on the intensis *North Leith, THOS. SCOTLAND, Lynn Regis, Aug. 15, 1820.

of light, will not fail to make observations to that effect; · December 13, 1819. Teacher of Mathematics.

for even when the eclipse is greatest there will not be

total darkness. It is recorded, that, “In the annula USEFUL HINTS TO THE OBSERVERS OF

eclipse of 1764, an ignorant country clergyman alarmed [From the Norfolk Chronicle.]

THE ECLIPSE.

the people of France by announcing that there would be One of the best methods is to view the sun through

tote darkness during the existence of the annulus ; ad TO THE EDITOR OF THE NORFOLK CHRONICLE. very deeply coloured glass, or if this cannot be obtained, tradict the report."

the Royal Academy of Sciences thought proper to cen

It will also be interesting carefu through smoked glass ; for which purpose the late

to observe the moon, as sometimes there appear sina SIR,- The great eclipse, which is fast approaching, Astronomer Royal gave the following directions :

illuminated points on its surface, as was observed by the will take place on the 7th of September next, being the “ Provide two pieces of glass, of convenient length, not

King of France and others in 1748; which can only be largest visible on this part of the globe previous to the too thick (common crown glass will do) wipe them clean

accounted for by supposing that volcanoes exist in the solar eclipse, which will happen in the year 1847. The and dry, warm them a little by the fire (if the weather particulars of this eclipse are calculated for the meridian be cold) to prevent their cracking when applied to the

moon ; in support of this opinion philosophers are is

possession of many, and I would almost say decisirea of Norwich, and which are as follows, viz-beg. of the flame of the candle: then draw one of them gently, eclipsc o ho. 29 min. 25 sec. P. M. visible conjunction according to its whole length, through the flame, and

guments. i ho. 55 min. 40 sec. true ecliptic conjunction 1 ho. 56 part of the smoke will adhere to the glass. Repeat the The writer of the following caution is, we apprehend, min. 48 sec. greatest obscuration 1 ho. 58 min. 10 sec. same operation, only leaving a little at one end now un.

under a mistake in his notion of danger from the sudden eclipse ends 3 ho. 21 min. 55 sec. Total duration of touched, and so each time leave a further part of the the eclipse at Norwich, 2 ho. 52 min. 53 sec. Digits end untouched, till at last you have tinged the glass contrast he seems to dread so much. We can conceive eclipsed 10 deg. 50 min. on the sun's north limb. with several dyes, increasing gradually in blackness from some risk from such a cause upon the occasion of a total At Yarmouth and Lowestoft, 1 min. 46 sec. must one end to the other. Smoke the other glass, in like

eclipse, but none from a partial one like the approaching be added, but at Lynn, 34 min. must be deducted from manner, and apply then the two glasses one against the the time at Norwich, in order to obtain the respective other, only separated by a border, cut of brass or card phenone

phenomenon.-Edts. . . .. . times at the above places.

1 paper, the smoked faces being opposed to each other, “Much as has been said of the approaching eclipse of Owing to the moon being nearly at her greatest dis- and the deepest tinges of both placed together at the the sun, on the 7th of next month, there is we bebert tance from the earth, her apparent diameter will be less same end. Tie the glasses firmly together with waxen

one point of view in which it has not been contemplate, than that of the sun, consequently, where central, a thread, and they are ready for use: the tinge at one beautiful annulus or ring of light will present itself, of end should be the lightest possible, and at the other

should be the lightest possible, and at the other and which we notice as a caution to our friends, F** about one twenty.ninth part of the sun's diameter, sur- end so dark, that you cannot see the candle through may not be aware of the extreme danger to be appr rounding the moon's dark body. But in no part of it. By this contrivance, applied between your eye hended from looking with fixed eyes upon the sun in le Great Britain will this appearance be visible. The cen and the sun, you will have the advantage not only

moment of the greatest darkness, as the most serioze sitral eclipse will commence at, 12 h. 54 min. 40 sec. app. of seeing the sun's white light, according to its natural time at Greenwich, in lat. 81 deg. 39 min. 30 sec. north, colour, and his image more distinct than through com jury, if not blindness, may ensue, from the intensity of us and lon. 149 deg. 33 min. west of Greenwich. The sun | mon dark glasses, but also of being able to intercept | sun's light suddenly darting through and dissipating i will be centrally eclipsed on the ineridian at i ho. 8 min. more or less of its light as you please, and as the dark- whole obscurity when the moon casts her shadow ofer 15 sec. in lat. 76 deg. 6 min. 20 sec. north, and lon. 17 ness and thickness of the air requires it.” Placing a deg. 3 min. 20 sec. west. It will traverse the supposed / pail of water so as not to be disturbed by the air, and us. Reignault tells us in his Philosophical Contra polar basin and the north-east coast of Greenland, the walking a short distance from it, to be able to see the tions) that " when the sun discovers himself, the paar

biect of so much curiosity at the present time; so that image of sun the reflected on its surface, will enable an (of the eye) receives at first so many more rays, the bar if the discovery ships, which sailed in 1818, viz. the observer to watch the whole of the eclipse without dis

it has been enlarged in the shadow of the eclipse ; * Dorothea, Captain Buchan and Lieut. Morrel, and the tressing the eye. Those who possess telescopes even of Trent, Lieuts. Franklin and Beechey, to the Pole direct, moderate power, may observe the commencement and the pupil which is contracted in the full light is dilace should chance to be in those parts, they may probably progress of the obscuration either by looking at the sun, in the dark, and the retina is so much the more sensibka observe the eclipse in those high northern latitudes, as having the eye defended either by coloured glass, or byl of the sudden rays the less its fibres were agitate. may also the navigators returning from the Greenland receiving the sun's image through the telescope on a Whale Fishery (should they not be home at the time). sheet of white paper, in a darkened room. And if any

| Hence probably proceeds the vivacity of this light the The centre of the moon's shadow, after quitting the remarkable spots on the sun's disc should be present. | moment it begins to appear after a total eclipse of coast of Greenland, passes a little to the west of Mayness's the time of the moon's touching them should also be sun." The effect of a sudden ray shot through a daca Island; it thence proceeds up the North Sea, about mid- noticed. To make these observations useful, a good

cloud is of itself insupportable to some eyes; what the way between the Shetland Isles and the coast of Norway, watch, beating seconds, should be set to mean-time the leaving every part of Britain to the west. It thence day before. T'hose possessing good telescopes may prove

| must be the instant burst of light caused by the emersiad enters the continent of Europe, between Emden and the correctness of their watch, as, “in the evening of the of the sun from beneath the darkness occasioned by the Weser, and in crossing the Confederation of the same day on which this eclipse takes place, there will | intervention of such a body as the moon between tai Rhine, it passes by Cassel, Wurtzburg, and Munich.- be an eclips of one of Jupiter's satellites. The immer

sun and the earth? This deserves attention." It thence crosses a part of Italy, and enters the Gulf of sion will take place at Greenwich at Sh. 34m. 34 sec. Venice, between Venice and Trieste, and proceeding in mean time." To observe the exact commencement of its track, it leaves the Island of Tremiti a little to the an eclipse requires very great attention. In 1793, by A Patriotic Character.-M. the Count de Romanzor, Sast it thence crosses the heel of Italy, and enters the means of a telescope of very high power, Sir W. Herschell is fitting out at is own expense an expedition which Mediterranean, passing over the Gulf of Tarento, observed that two high mountains, like two horns, were to set out from Tehouktches. so as to pass over the solia leaving the coast of Morea and Candia about a degree first distinctly visible on the sun's disc before the body of ice from Asia to America, to the north of Behring to the east, whence it enters Egypt, passing by the city | the moon appeared. The effect of a burning glass in Strait, at the point where Cook and Kotzebue were of Alexandria, leaving the Egyptian Pyramids a little lighting tobacco or firing gunpowder should, when the stopped. The same gentleman is also fitting out an ea to the south, whence it passes over Grand Cairo and the obscuration is greatest, be observed; also the state of the pedition which is to ascend one of the rivers which dlá worth end of the Red Sea: it then enters Arabia, and thermometer. M. Baily says, “ During the progress of embouge the western coast, in Russian America, in our folio Teaves the earth near the Persian Gulf, at 8the eclipse it would be desirable to ascertain the degree of | der to penetrate into the unknown tracts that lie betweew ho. 8 min. 10 sec. in lat. 27 deg. 10 min. 30 sec. north, | cold and obscurity caused by the diminution of the sun's | Icy Cape and the River Mackenzie. and lon. 46 deg. 2 min. east of Greenwich. Total du-rays; for which purpose preparation should be made beration of the central eclipse 2 ho. 13 min. 30 sec. The fore-hand, in order that no time be lost during the period | According to calculations made by the Medical sy general eclipse commences at 11 ho. 23 min. in lat. 59 of the eclipse. The variations in the thermometer and Chirurgical Society of London, the number of lives sare dey. 43 min. north, and lon. 90 deg. 50 min. west, and barometer may be easily noted down without interrupt- in the metropolis alone, by the introduction of vaccidade finally leaves the earth at 4 ho. 89 min. 45 sec, in lat. 3 | ing the astronomical observations. The rapid change tion, amounts in the last fifteen years to 23,134.

Miscellanies.

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from Rio Janeiro :-" The Hon. Captain Spencer, of Fashions for September. the Owen Glendower frigate, wishing to have his ship

worked, without too much severity towards the men, BRANDENBURGH HOUSE.

| ENGLISH.--WALKING DRESS.–Round dress of gave the necessary orders to the first Lieutenant. Com

white and green chequered summer silk, with broad ing on board the frigate during the absence of Sir Is delightful residence, which has recently been

honeycomb border of the same; the bust and short Thomas Hardy, who was gone to Maldonado, and

sleeves trimmed to correspond. Marie Stuart bonnet of a as a temporary dwelling for the Queen, has of having occasion to complain of the want of punctuality e ars been known as the favourite seat of the Mar- to his orders, he reprimanded the Lieutenant, who told

white satin, elegantly trimmed with a double blond ge of Anspach. This lady having quitted it, it has him it was impossible to carry on the duty unless he

' quilling at the edge, and surmounted by a full halfe been occupied by Colonel Roper, from whom it was properly supported. On this, Captain Spencer threw

wreath bouquet of maidens' blush roses and ears of corn. has been taken by the Agents of her Majesty.' The himself into a violent passion, beat to quarters, and sent

Marguerite de Valois ruff of fine lace, fastened in front a mee was originally erected about the beginning of the every body down to the main deck guns, leaving him. I kid shoes and plo

with a small cross bow of blush-coloured ribbon. White mive of Charles I. by Sir N. Crispe, Bart. a famous self and the first Lieutenant on the deck.

kid shoes and gloves.

Captain 15 merchant, warrior, and loyalist, who is said to have been Spencer then drew his sword, ordering the Lieutenant

| FRENCH-SUMMER PROMENADE DRESS. Round 23 be first inventor of the art of making bricks, as now to defend himself. He remonstrated, stating, that he formed of muslin rosetes, placed at equal distance, and

dress of fine cambric muslin, with a broad rich border, detail pctised, and to have built this mansion with those was a much better swordsınan than the Captain, having * materials at an expense of nearly £28,000. - It after- had a deal of practice while confined as a prisoner of full Aounce of muslin, beautifully embroidered at the

8 headed by a letting in of open-work in a scallop. Narrow Pewards became the property of Prince Rupert, who gave war in France; but if Captain Spencer was determined Expert it to his beautiful mistress, Margaret Hughes, a much to fight, he would meet him on shore. Captain Spencer

edge, in open, overcast aislet holes at the hem of the ELE * admired actress in the reign of Charles II. From her it then called him a dad cowardly rascal, and, it is said,

dress. The sleeves trimmed to correspond with the borT bere e passed through several hands, till the year 1748, when

struck his side. Upon this the Lieutenant drew his

ieder, with narrow open work in chevrons. White chip at ook it was purchased by George Bubb Doddington, after-| sword on the defensive, and displayed some coolness.

bonnet, with striped pink and white feathers. Cerulean T wards Lord Melcombe Regis, who repaired and mo- This coolness exasperated the Captain, and, making a

blue silk short scarf, with a rich variegated border. Sash Elberet dernized the house, giving it the name of La Trappe, violent thrust, overshot himself, and fell on the Lieute

of pink and slate coloured chequered ribbon.- La Belle - "liu from the celebrated monastery of that name in France. nant's sword: shortly after which he died.

Assemblee.

This meeru He likewise built a magnificent gallery for statues and lancholy affair has thrown a great gloom over the coun

COTTAGE DRESS. A round dress, composed of drabe antiques. The foor was inlaid with various marbles, tenances of all naval characters at Rio.

coloured bombasine : the skirt is of a moderate width ;

The first Lieue and the door case supported by two columns, richly tenant's name is James M.Donald (Murray's List gives

it is finished at the bottom by a full plaiting of peachun ornamented with lapis lazuli. It subsequently became the name of Evans.) He was formerly first of the Creole,

coloured satin ribbon, above which is a simple trimming Com the property of Mrs. Sturt, and was purchased from that

of the same material ; it is arranged in puffs of different

then second of the Creole, from some error, and then de lady in 1792, by the Margrave of Anspach for £85,000.

forms, which are placed alternately. The body is cut went first of the Owen Glendower about May last. Mr. " His Serene Highness married Elizabeth, Dowager Lady M Donald was midshipman of the Penguin when she

| low ; she waist of the usual length; the baok moderately taita Craven, and sister of the late Earl of Berkeley. Under was taken by the American Wasp. The Hon. Captain

wide, tight to the shape, and a good deal sloped at the 20% the directions of the Margravine, considerable improve

sides. The bust is ornamented with a twisted band of

Spencer is son of Earl Spencer, who has also another Laws Kents were made both in the houses and grounds. The son (the Hon. F. Spencer,) a Lieutenant of the Superb,

white and peach-coloured satin. Plain long sleeve, of latter were laid out with peculiar taste; and, from their Sir Thomas Hardy's flag ship.

an easy width, finished at the hand by a roulean cuft, proximity to the river, of which a view is commanded

also of satin to correspond. from many points, they form a delightful lounge.

Ball Dress.-A slip composed of pale pink satie, The mansion still maintains some of its ancient splen

“ Lately, as some men were employed in that part finished at the bottom with a light wreath of artificial dour, and, from the magnificence of many of the rooms,

of Hyde Park which is opposite St. George's Hos- corn-flowers mixed with ears of ripe wheat, suurmounted is every way calculated for a Royal residence. The de

"The despital, digging the ground for the purpose of making by a trimming composed of pearls embroidered in orcorations of the interior are extremely elegant, and the

some necessary repairs in part of the wall. One of the naments, which resemble a little the shape of the apartments large and commodious. The drawing-room

men having dug about a couple of feet beneath the sur Prince's plime; they are scattered irregularly, and do o especially is 38 feet by 23 feet, and 20 feet in height.

face of the earth, was struck with astonishment at be- not come high : the effect of this trimming is striking The ceiling of this room was painted by Lord Mel

holding a man's head buried in the ground; he dug a and novel. The rabe is composed of white lace: it is Bombe, by whom also a very costly chimney-piece, re

little further, and the head was taken up: it appeared open on the left side, is edged with pearls, and is looped

to have been recently severed from presenting, in white marble, the marriage of the Thames

the body of some all round with nots of pearl and boquetts of field flowers,

person, the blood being quite fresh. col and (sis, was put up. Near the water side is a small

The circumstance which are placed alternately. For theatre, where the Margravine entertained her friends

caused considerable alarm, and a mob of persons came to with dramatic exhihitions, in which she herself occa

view it lying on the grass: curiosity led to a further senally performed. The theatre is connected with the search, when several clothes soaked in blood were found

A Thumper! At an entertainment given at Kendwelling-house by a conservatory of 150 fect in length.

near the spot, and various drops on the ground. In-
formation of the discovery was immediately forwarded present provost of New Galloway, to the magistrates

more Castle, on the 25th ult. by the Hon. J. Gordon, It is of a curvilinear form, and occupies the site of a

to the parish officers of St. George's, who went to the land councilof that ancient borough, a most novel and eslonnade. This, however, bears the mark of neglect ; lo workma are, however, now busily engaged in prepar

spot, and brought the head to the Workhouse, where it :

te singular punch-bowl was exhibited. This was nothing ing the place for her Majesty's reception, and in putting now lies. The head is bald, and appears to be that of

else than an enormous cockle-shell, from one of the an elderly and robust man. -An inquiry into this cirup ruch furniture as may be necessary for the temporary

Souch Sea Islands, weighing 120 lbs. and of propor. accoajmodation of her establishment. cumstance has since taken place; and the head is ascer

tionate capacity, moulded into a most fantastic forin, tained to have been that of a man, whose name was

and exquisitely elaborated by the inimitable hand of John Saunders, who formerly held the situation of porter The Queen entering Jerusalem. A picture has been in the above hospital, where, after a lingering illness, he

Nature. When this gigantic vase, with its ocean of consigned to this country by a mercantile house at Ge- I died of a consumption, and was buried on Tuesday in

choicest punch, was placed on the oaken table of the noa, representing the entrance of the Queen into Jeru

vaulted hall, and the joyous company, gathered round in the burial ground of the hospital at Brompton; and the kalem. The artist is Sig. Carloni, of Milan. The

close order, the effect was highly pleasing; and it was above singular circumstance arose, it appears, from the scene is highly picturesque. Moving down a hill

curious to observe what zest was given by these peculi. operation of some resurrection men, who placed the head | in the vicinity of the holy city is seen a cavalcade of

arities to this merry fete, so much in the character of in the above place, with the clothes, for safety."-London Syrians and Turks, and a scarlet litter, with some of

the baronial hospitalities of other days. papers, June 17. the Queen's attendants. In the foreground the principal group of about a dozen persons appear. In front, at

Anecdote of a Sailor.-An honest car, who had well | The Bul-dog-Last week an instance of the savage some distance, and near one of the gates of Jerusalem,

| lined bis pockets with the spoils of the enemies of his disposition of the bull-dog, occurred at Portsea :-An (which is disposed on an amphitheatric form on the animal of this species, belonging to a higgler, named

country, ordered a huge gold ring. When the tradesright) rides the Janissary, who has the firman and

man had finished it, he told him that it was common Wade, who lives in Lake-lane, was usually confined in charge of the travellers. Foremost of these is the the stable with a borse, and it is supposed the horse by

to have a posy engraved on it. " Very well," said the Queen, in a Turkish dress, and riding upon an ass,

seaman, “what must it be?” “Any thing you please.” used his sayage

ature, as according to the fashion of that country, astride on the

replied the goldsmith, " Then,” returned the opher, night, the owner was awakened by the moans of the phled th saddle; her loose trowsers are just visible under the red horse, and on opening the stable door, he found the dog

“ put on it robe; leaning on the pummel of her saddle, she is

fastened on the chest of the horse, and was obliged to “ When money 's low-the ring must go." fuming towards Bergami, who is mounted on a white

call in the assistance of a neighbour, wno procured a This was done, and the honesc aon of the waves was charger behind her. On the left of Bergami is another

cutlass, and after severely lacerating the dog, they got so well pleased with the execution of the whole that he chevalier, adorned with an order of merit, who, from

him off. but unfortunately getting loose again, he seized ordered a massive pair of silver buckles to be made, the likeness between them, appears to be his brother.

the horse by the nose. After hewing the dog with the with rims nearly as broad as the edge of a two-inch Immediately behind are two other horsemen of the suite,

sword for a long time, they twisted the rope round his plank. "And here," said be," you may as well put a and between them the Countess Oldi, also on horse

neck, and almost strangled him; but the ferocious ani, posy on them also :back. In the rear of these are other followers, and mal, in its last moments, made a feeble effort to get at

"If that wont do--the buckles too." nearer the front a black and a white boy; the latter is

the horse again, whose pitiable condition induced the inounted on an ass, and is a son, it is said, of Bergami, owner to put on end to his existence.

There is at present a tulip tree in full blossom at Pit* the black being his slave. Behind these again is young

caithly-house, which was planted abont a century ago, Austin, on a black charger ; well disposed for variety

We have just heard of a shaving machine, which has and never carried flowers before. The trunk is abont 45 so in the group. Attendants bring up the reserve,

been lately invented in America, worked by steam, and feet in circumference, and the branches cover a large DUEL.

capable of shaving twenty-four men at one operation ! | portion of ground. The tree is allowed by botanists to Hale The late dnel. in which the Hon. Captain Spencer This is what we call doing business by wholesale.-Car. be one of the finest specimens of the kind in the north

of Scotland. lost his life, is thus reported in recent communications low Morn. Post.

him had ro

Poetry.

THE LAST WELCH BARD'S LAMENT.

My song is o'er, my Harp's unstrung.

The last of Bardic race,
And in those hall's where once I sung,

Long silence takes her place.
Since Edward proud, our line destroy'd,

And press’d with pow'rful hand,
No more the merry Harp's sweet sound

Is heard in Cambria's land.
Those gloomy hills and mountain's high,

Whish with their chord once rung,
Shall now no more their music hear,
The last Welch Harp's unstrung.

S. N.

MY COT ON THE BANKS OF THE DEE.

By Mr. Ryley, author of the Itinerant.'

When the day's now gone by, reflection draws nigh ;

Through a life nearly three score and three,
Those least I repent, are the days I have spent

At my Cot on the banks of the Dee.
From the bustle and strife of a hard chequered life.

My house was a heaven to me ;
Care held down its head, even poverty fled

From my Cot on the banks of the Dee.
A forty-years guest, most dear to my breast,

From whose fetters I ne'er would be free,
. Drives sorrow away, and makes cheerful the day,

At my Cot on the banks of the Dee. · The gay tinsel trash of splendour and dash

· Cast a smile at my dwelling and me:
· € T'he fellow he's poor; but then, to be sure,

He's a Cot on the banks of the Dee.”
Then my mansion so small, they'd call pigmy-hall,

And walk off filled with mirth and high glee;
Yet I smil'd at their spleen, as I sat on the green

Of my Cot on the banks of the Dee.
Fair, forty, and fat, beflounced and all that,

A widow, from London may be,
With her glass stood and gazed, was vastly amazed

At my Cot on the banks of the Dee.
Oh 'twas wond'rous neat! then the snug little seat

On the green over-hanging the sea ;
What would I not give, with a husband to live,

At the Cot on the banks of the Dee.”
Next Sir William Haunch, with his turtle-fed paunch,

Who likes these here things as they be,
Though rack'd with the gout, must have a look out

At my Cot on the banks of the Dee. “ Well, I vow and declare, I'm quite pleas'd with that

there, And could I forego calipee, By all that is good, I'd leave Waithman and Wood,

For the Cot on the banks of the Dee."

TO MARY.

THE PROGRESS OF DANDYISM;

OR; Mary, when first I beheld thee,

Brief reflections on reading in Goldsmith's Animated I felt such a pang at my heart,

· Nature, an account of the changes from the Grub to For I never saw one that excelled thee,

the Butterfly. And I wished that we never might part.

BY ONE OF THE FANCY. But, Mary, I've mused at my leisure,

“ Shall the poor worm that shocks thy sight, And finding my heart to be free,

The humblest form in Nature'. train,
Believe me with infinite pleasure,

Thus rise, in new-born lustre bright,
I bid a last farewell to thee.

And yet the emblem teach in vain ?"

Poems for Youth. By thy looks I at first sight believed thee, A maid unacquainted with guile :

So have I seen in Liverpool's fam'd town, But, Oh! how thy looks have deceived me,

Some lad arrive, a simple country clown;

Unknown to him the mysteries that lie
What treachery lurks in thy smile.

Within the lab'rinths of “a perfect tie,"

CORNELIUS. He turns, astonish'd, as he walks the streets,
Liverpool.

And looks with wonder at each beau he meets;
Til, fir'd at length by 's new made suit,

's cravat, or 's topless boot,

He finds the art not far beyond his reach, ORIGINAL TRANSLATION FROM HORACE.

And apes the fashions he may one day teach ;

First starch'd, then lac'd appears; and next attacks Boy, I detest the gorgeous care

The smart surtout, or fathomless Cossacks ;

Achieves pre-eminence in capes and tops,
With which the Persian feasts are spread;

Sports Gallic perfumes and Italian crops;
The linden crown to adorn the brows,

Screws upon high-rais'd heels his sable spurs,
And woven wreaths to bind the hair :

And lounges o'er an ice at Mr. Surr's;

Like — , on each temple curls his locks,
And heed not when the Summer's fled,

And galls his betters in the same stage-box;
To seek the latest blooming rose.

Till perfect all, and exquisitely dressid,

He stands a DANDY, envied and confess'd!
Spare the vain wish, with curious hand
The simple myrtle to entwine

This may require explanation. It consists of s
With aught beside ; for thee who now

back-strapt boot, minus a top, surniounted by a kind of

cover, or knee-cap (nnt reaching so high as the patella Servest the feast, its flowers expand;

made of olive, drab, buff, or tawney leather; which, And me alike, who quaff the vine,

well-fitted, has a very powerful effect. The sporters, Beneath the shade its arms bestow.

or uninitiated, imitate this by putting the cover over

regular boot-top, which, of course, produces a sightless Liverpool.

A.E.

protuberance, very different from the neatness of tik veritable article. The name of the inventor, or imio

ducer here, is “a good orthodox word" of two syllables, TO THE EDITOR.

admirably calculated to fill up the line ; but as all me are not equally ambitious for fame, I do not even hies

at it.
SIR,—The following lines were first published in a
Shrewsbury paper, of 1813; if you deem them worthy |
a place in the Kaleidoscope, they are at your serviee.

TO THE EDITOR.
Yours, &c. A. T.

(See a Note to Correspondents.) MISERIES OF THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER.

SIR, I observe in your last publication some line

“ To a Kiss," which your correspendent F. says welt Rain comes on when just begun,

written by the late Robert Burns, and that they never Spoils the powder in your gun; .

before were published. If you will take the trouble w Birds are flush'd and pointer beat ;

referring to a volume of original and selected poems,

G. w. Fitzwilliam, Esq. called “The Pleasures
Nothing in your bag to eat.
Gun recoils and gives a shock,

Love,”, you will find the same lines, with the addition
And oft goes off at half cock ;

of the following two verses :
Storms wind up! patience tries !

FOURTH VERSF..
Blows the powder in your eyes ;

Thee, the fond youth, untaught and simple,
Pointer sets-ah! steady Fan!

Nor on the naked breast can find,
Only flashes in the pan;

Nor yet within the cheeks small dimple
Ready with fatigue to sink,

Sole offspring thou of lips conjoin'd !
Very dry, and nought to drink;
Flint escapes from out the socket,

Then haste thee to thy dewy mansion :
Not another in your pocket;

With Hebe spend thy laughing day,
Walk some miles and make a pother

Dwell in her rubied lip's expansion,
Ere you can procure another ;

Bask in her eye's propitious ray!
Come back in a surly fit;

I think they are also in Little's poems, by Thomas
Birds get up you cannot hit;

Moore, Esq. by whom I believe them to be written, Though the game is marked by you,

Yours, &c.

X. Z.
Hill or ludge impedes your view;
Weak and feeble as a mouse ;
Five miles off a public-house;

The Naturalist's Diary,
See a man go on before,
Killing twenty brace or more;

For SEPTEMBER, 1820.
Pointer bitch is big with whelp;
Hedge impedes she wants your help:

[To be continued throughout the year.]
Friends, at home, with game to kill;
Order'd off by landlord's will;
Forced to traverse home again,

SEPTEMBER
Discontented full of pain :
Now you reach your own fire-side,

September is composed of septem, seven, and
Wife rebukes, and friends deride!

the termination ber, like lis in Aprilis, Quintilis, Full of vapour, full of spleen ;

Sextilis. This rule will also apply to three follow. These I've witness'd-these I've seen.

ing months, Octo-ber, Novem-ber, Decem-ber.

Says Sir Dennis Mahone, from near Inishone,

To drink whiskey punch, or take tea, Each spot I'd forsake, even Killarney's Lake,

For the Cot on the banks of the Dee." Cries Sandy, “ I query, ye ne'er kend Inverary,

Nor the bonny touns Perth and Dundee,
Yet I maun say mysel, ane might live unco weel

At the Cot on the banks of the Dee."
To this rural retreat from pride and deceit,

'Tis a mental indulgence to flee; And the wish of my heart, is in life ne'er to part From my Cot on the banks of the Dee.

Parkgate, July.

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Ere yellow Autumn's from our plains retired,

That the nightingale retires to P.gypt is confirmed | imaginations, tore his body, each of them And gives to wintry storms the varied year, by Sonnini, in his Travels. I met,' says he, leuchi The swallow-race, with foresight clear inspired, with several nightingales, which frequent the most

laughing at the daring wickedness of the To southern climes prepare their course to steer. of the summer birds of passage, the differenture silent in Egypt, wbich they leave in spring, to!

shady thickets in the vicinity of the water. They others. kinds of swallows are most uumerous, and have warble out their songs of love, and hail ber arrival

These three rioters were one morning tracted the most attention. They have so often lio other countries.'

drinking as usual in a tavern, and as they been observed at sea, steering their course south- Many of the small billed birds that feed on insects ward in autumn, and northward in spring, that no disappear when the cold weather commences. The

sate they heard a hell clink before a corpse doubt can now be entertained as to the majority of librosile, the red-wing, and the fieldfare, which mi-, which was being carried to its grave. them leaving us in the winter for the more genial | grated in March, now return; and the ring-ouzel one of them

Then warmth of the southern latitudes.

called to his boy and said : There are, bow-arrives from the Welsh and Scottish Alps to winter erer, autheatic accounts of some few beiog found in in more sheltered situations. All these birds feed" Go and ask readily what corpse this is a torpid state, like bats, during the winter inonths. upun berries, of which there is a plentiful supply, now These individuals, probably by the lateness of their l in our woods, during a great part of their stay. The

passing forth by the gate, and look broods, or by some other accident, were necessarily | tbrostle and the red-wiog are delicate eating. Par.

ostle and the red wing are delicate eating. Par- thou report his name well."

nou reporu nis la detained till after the general migration, and were tridges are in great plenty at this season of the then usable, probably from want of food and I ve

“Sir," quoth the boy, “I knew it two strength, to undertake the jouruey. The same cir. There are in blow, in this month, nasturtia, china hours before you came here. He was an cumstance satisfactorily explains the traository ap- aster, marigolds, sweet peas, mignionette, golden Wold companion of yours, and was slain sud. pearance of a few swallows so late in the year as rod, stocks, tangier pea, holy-oak, michaelmas daisy, November, and even December, wben a warm sunny saffron (crocus sativus), aud ivy Chedera helix)denly ; for as he sate drunken on his bench, day has roased aod brought out some of these tor-Among the maritime plants may be named, the there came a secret thief men call Death pid birds in search of a little food. The bat in the marsh glass-wort (salicornia herbacea), and the sea same manner, though it lies torpid most of the win-stork's-bill (erodium maritimum), on sandy shores;

(that kills all the people in this country) ter months, is occasionally seen in the evening of and the officinal marshmallow (althæa officinalis) and with his spear he smote his heart in a warm day, mady weeks after it has retreated to its in salt marshes. wiater lurking place, or some weeks before it leaves

two, and then went his way without speakit entirely in the spring. On these occasious they

ing. He hath slain a thousand this pestiare sure to meet with some provisions; for the same

The Gleaner. warmth that has roused them to activity, has brought

lence; and, master, ere you come in his out many of the insect tribe froin their winter

presence, methinks it were full necessary slumbers also.

I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's It has been observed too, by naturalists, that great

to beware of him, and to be evermore ready stuff."

Wotton. Dumbers of swallows have been sometimes seen

to meet him. Thus taught me my dame." early in the spring, have then totally disappeared for

DEATH AND THE DRUNKARDS. several days of cold weather, and have been on the

" By saint Mary," said the host of the wing again the first fiue sunny day. As they can

tavern, “ the child says truly; for this fearnot be supposed lo have gone back again to warmer The following is a prose modernization of one of climates, and to have returned so soon, it is higbly

the Canterbury Tales of Chaucer. The readers

ful thing hath slain this year, within a village probably that these also bave been for a few days

about a mile hence, both men, women, and

who has been deterred from the pages of this great about a mule nence, b in a state of torpor.

This disposition of the swallow to become torpid poet, in consequence of the vulgar opinion that children, so that I trow he has his habitation is evidently regulated by the temperature of the air, they are insurmountably obsolete and difficult, there. It were great wisdom to be well us has been satisfactorily proved by experiment.

will perbaps be struck with the grand and simple advised about him.” Suallows detained here, and not kept warm, have become torpid, whilst others, carefully preserved,

power shown here; and when he learns that the have remained' lively all the winter.

Then up spake one of the rioters and words are Chaucer's own, he may get rid of his

The torpid ones, gradually warmed, have likewise recovered

timidity and go at once to the original works said : “ God's arms! is it such peril to meet their activity. That they have been endowed with

where he will be richly rewarded for a little pre with him ? I vow by Christ's bones that I'll this peculiarity for wise purposes cannot be doubled. The sole food of the swallow we know to be in. |

liminary trouble. This is the only aim of the seek him by stile and street. Hearken, my Kits; and as these only fly during warm weather, following; for every alteration of Chaucer is an boys, we three are one ; let each hold up it is probable tbat, in a variable climate like this, injury, these birds would occasionally suffer by being with

his hand and become brothers, and we will out soud for a week or two together, particularly

kill this false traitor Death. Before night

There was in Flanders, once, a company such as bave come over rather sooner than the general flight, were it not for their capability of becom- of foolish gallants, who spent their time in

The shall be slain ; he that so many slayeth.” *ing torpid from the same cause that deprives them

And so saying, he-shouted a terrible.oath. of their food.

taverns and stews, and indulged themselves The opinion, that swallows do not migrate, but in gambling and debauchery of all kinds.

Then these three having plighted their spend their winter at the bottom of our ponds and

troths to live and die by each other, started lakes, though formerly pretty generally admitted, Night and day they did mitte ei dedNight and day they did little else but dance

up all drunken in their rage, and went is too preposterous to be thought worth a moment's to the sound of lutes and harps, and play consideration by modern physiologists. Indeed,

towards the hamlet of which the taverner at dice, and eat and drink beyond their from the anatomical structure of the bird, it is known to be impossible for them to exist under water. might; so that by such abominable super

had spoken ; and as they went reeling along The frequent appearance of swallows on the verge Auity, they, in a cursed manner, made

the way, they roared out with their thick of the water late in the autumn, and early in the spring, which bad given rise to the above opinion, sacrifice to the Devil within his own temple. I voices, “Death shall be dead if we can and which Mr. White notices in his History of Sel. , bourne, makes it probable, that the transitory state

attended in their orgies by tumblers, and catch him. of torpor, which we suppose some of them occa. young idle fruit girls, and singers with They had not gone half a mile, when lo! sionally to undergo, is passed among the weeds and

| harps, and old bawds, which be the very just as they were crossing a gate, they saw Tuots along the banks of ponds and lakes. Once in each revolving year,

Devil's officers, kindling and blowing the a poor old man, who greeted them full Gentle bird! we find thee here.

lecherous fire that is annexed to gluttony. meekly and said, “ Now God save you, When nature wears her summer vest, Thou com'st to weave thy simple nest;

It was grisly to hear these gallants swear, I lords !" . But when the chilling winter lowers,

their oaths were so great and damnable; The proudest of these three rioters anAgain thou seek'st the genial bowers of Memphis, or the shores of Nile,

and, as if the Jews had not done violence swered, “What, thou sorry churl, why art Where constant hours of verdure smile.

Anacreon.

1 enough to our blessed Lord, they, in their thou wrapped so closely over save thy face?

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