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And in her fifteenth year became a bride,

potato liquor, and apply it to the article to be cleaned, Marrying an only son, Francesco Doria,

till the dirt is perfectly separated; then wash it in clean Her playmate from her birth, and her first love.

water several times. Two middle-sized potatoes will be Just as she looks there in her bridal dress,

enough for a pint of water. The coarse pulp which does She was all gentleness, all gaiety,

not pass through the sieve is of great use in cleaning wote Her pranks the favourite theme of every tongue.

sted curtains, tapestry, carpets, and other coarse goods But now the day was come, the day, the hour;.

The mucilaginous liquor will clean all sorts of silk, cotton, Now frowning, smiling for the hundredth time,

or woollen goods, without hurting or spoiling the colour Poetry, The nurse, that ancient lady, preached decorum;

it may be also used in cleaning oil paintings or furniture And in the lustre of her youth, she gave

that is soiled. Dirtied painted wainscots may be cleaned Her hand, with her heart in it, to Francesco.

by wetting a sponge in the liquor, then dipping it is a THE INFANT LYRA. Great was the joy; but at the ngptial feast,

little fine clean sand, and afterwards rubbing the waitsest When all sate down, the bride herself was wanting.

with it.-Economist. The following lines, originally intended for the Ka- Nor was she to be found! Her father cried,

"'Tis but to make a trial of our love !" leidoscope, were inserted in the last Mercury with the And filled his glass to all; but his hand shook, hope of calling the public attention as generally as pos- And soon from guest to guest the panic spread.

The Beauties of Chess. sible to the interesting Infant, who is now daily exhibiting Twas but that instant she had left, Francesco, her extraordinary performance on the harp, at the Lyceum Laughing and looking back and flying still,

Ludimus effigiem belli". .VIDA. Her ivory tooth imprinted on his finger. Lecture-room, Bold-street.

But now, alas, she was not to be found;
Nor from that hour could any thing be guessed,

0 In our last tablet there was an error which we must But that she was not !

trouble our readers to rectify. The pieces there used were Art thou indeed of earth? or say, from heav'n

Weary of his life,

a white king, two white castles, and two black horses: Francesco flew to Venice, and, embarking, To weary mortals for a season given,

the white to win. The two castles, as well as the horses, Flung it away in battle with the Turk. Say, hast thou left thy starry mansion bright, Donati lived_and long might you have seen

ought to have been black; the only white piece on the Elysium blessed of supreme delight, An old man wandering as in quest of something,

board being the king. The correction may be made with To lure, with seraph form and witching lay, Something he could not find-he knew not what.

the pen in an instant, by filling up or shading the two And bear to far off realms the soul away? When he was gone, the house remained awhile

white castles ; the black is to have the more (not the Silent and tenantless—then went to strangers Art thou indeed of earth, that sweep'st the lyre

white, as stated last week) and to check-mate in three

Full fifty years were past, and all forgotten,
With inspiration's glowing hand of fire?
When on an idle day, a day of search

moves ; so that we must further trouble the reader to alter Or aërial spirit from the bowers of bliss, Mid the whole lumber in the gallery,

the word white to black in the head line announcing the To tell of distant realms of blessedness? That mouldering chest was notic'd; and 'twas said

nature of the game. Human thy song, or sure thou well might'st seem

By one as young, as thoughtless as Genevra,
Why not remove it from its lurking-place?"

Some fairy geni of Arcadian dream,
Twas done as soon as said; but on the way


White. So bright the sparkle of thy beaming eye, It burst, it fell; and, lo! a skeleton,


King....D-4 Whispering of heaven in all its purity; With here and there a pearl, an emerald-stone,


King .... E-4
So fair the beauties of thy cherub face,
A golden clasp, clasping a shred of gold.

All else had perished-save a wedding-ring,
Matchless in infant loveliness and grace:

And a small seal, her mother's legacy,
Human thy song, yet ne'er, oh! ne'er did art
Engraven with a name, the name of both,

[no. Iv.) Weave spell like thine around the captive heart !

“Ginevra." · Heaven-taught, sweet Lyra,-Genius, from her throne

There then had she found a grave!

White moves, and gives check-mate in three more.
Within that chest had she concealed herself,
Exulting, calls thee hers, and hers alone;

Fluttering with joy, the happiest of the happy;
And hers thou art: she breathes in every sigh,
When a spring-lock, that lay in ambush there,

Lives in the lustre of thy speaking eye,

Fastened her down for ever! Prompts the soft warblings of the every tone,

у 8 р а я а он And sheds a halo round thee all her own! Go-heaven-instructed --charm the listening throng

The Housewife. With all thy sweet varieties of song,

" Housekeeping and husbandry, if it be good, And with a lay befitting regal sphere,

Must love one another as cousins in blood :

The wife, too, must husband as well as the man,
Go, win, in princely halls, the royal ear;

Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can."
And when thy dazzling race on earth is run,
And mortal immortality puts on;

Ginger Beer.—This, when well made, is one of the
When the dark shadows on the mountains spread

most wholesome and agreeable beverages that can be

imagined. The subjoined recipe for producing it in high Shall call thee to thy last and quiet bed;

perfection may be found useful during the summer Resume in brighter worlds thy sounding lyre,

months :-" Take one ounce and a half of ginger, well The sweetest harpist of th' angelic choir !

bruised, one ounce of cream of tartar, and one pound of Liverpool.

white sugar; put these ingredients into an earthen vessel,

and pour upon them a gallon of boiling water ; when cold, PORTRAIT OF GINEVRA.

add a table spoonful of yeast, and let the whole stand till

the next morning. Then skim it, bottle it, and keep it From "Italy," a Poem.

three days in a cool place before you drink it. Be sure

to use good sound corks, and secure them with twine or She site, inclining forward as to speak, wire.”—Medical Adviser.

DE F G H Her lips half open, and her finger up, As tho' she said " Beware!" her vest of gold

Cleanliness.-One of the most important precepts for Broidered, with flowers and clasped from head to foot, the preservation of health is to take care of the skin. The

WHITE. An emerald-stone in every golden clasp;

most ignorant person knows, that proper care of the skin And on her brow, fairer than alabaster,

is indispensibly necessary for the well-being of horses, &c. A coronet of pearls. The groom often denies himself rest that he may dress

# The reader will perceive that in game III and IV. But then her face, and curry his horses sufficiently :-it is

, therefore, won there is only one king introduced, whereas there must So lovely, yet so arch, so full of mirth,

derful that the enlightened people of these days should always be two kings in every real game. We have folThe overflowings of an Innocent heart

neglect the care of their own skin so much, that I think lowed our original in our formula, and we suppose one It haunts me still, tho' many a year has fled,

I may, without exaggeration, assert, that, among the Like some wild melody!

greater part of mankind, the pores of the skin are half king has been omitted in both these games, as being Alone it hangs closed, and unfit for use. --Art of prolonging Life.

wholly superfluous. In the present game, for instance,

white king might be introduced (say H 1 or A 1) but iu Over a mouldering heir-loom, its companion, An oaken chest, half-eaten by the worm, Method of cleaning Sills, Woollens, fc.—Grate raw introduction would in no wise affect the

play, or retard the A chest that came from Venice and had held

potatoes to a fine pulp in clean water, and pass the liquid check mate. The ducal robes of some old ancestormatter through a coarse sieve, into another vessel of water;

The London and Edinburgh match at chess has comThat by the way it may be true or false

let the mixture stand till the fine white particles of the po- menced; and our correspondent A Student, may be bir But don't forget the picture; and you will not,

tatoes are precipitated; then pour the mucilaginous liquor When you have heard the tale they told me there.

from the fecula, and preserve the liquor for use. The article sured, that if we can procure the moves, we will follow She was an only childher name Ginevra, to be cleaned should then be laid upon a linen cloth on a them up in the Kaleidoscope

. We have our eye on the The joy, the pride, of an indulgent father;

table; and having provided a cleati sponge, dip it into the 'London and Scotch papers.

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The Drama.

people of England. After the death of her uncle, Lady Hester formed the project of travelling in the Levant.

She first repaired to Malta, and from thence proceeded to THE THEATRE.

Constantinople. Wishing afterwards to make a pilgri.

mage to Palestine, she sailed for the Holy Land, but had "Players and poets never should be fat, TO THE EDITOR.

the 'misfortune to be shipwrecked off the Isle of Rhodes. Sons of Apollo! listen well to that:

Cast on a barren rock, she seemed to be destined to perish SIR.-I have just been informed that a young lady has Fat is foul weather, dims the fancy's sight;

of hunger; but an English ship, which appeared on the folreceived divers bruises and bumps in attempting the ex.

In poverty the wits more nimbly muster.

lowing day, took her on board and conveyed her to Syria. ploit described in my last. I am much more concerned

Thus stars, when pinch'd by frost, cast keener lustre, There she travelled in all directions, accompanied by Mr.
On the black blanket of old mother night.”

Bruce, who has just been tried for the part he took in the than astonished to hear this news; and I hereby caution

escape of Lavalette. She spent several years wandering my fair readers at their peril, not to attempt to follow me of the truth of sage Peter's notions on the subject of among the ruins of Palmyra and Hieropolis, and exthrough all the antics I shall have to describe ; some of too great corpulency, we are over-painfully convinced, and ploring the valleys of Mount Lebanon. Living for whole rbich are ill adapted for the weaker sex. That the young wish sincerely that we were somewhat leaner. For to us of oriental habits, from being feeble and debilitated, sbe lady should fail in the experiment with the chairs, is not it is proven to demonstration, that halting prose is not became a strong and vigorous Amazon. According to surprising. It requires strong muscles in the neck, and more congenial to a state of fleshly exuberance, than are letters which she has addressed to her family in England, we should be sorry to find the gentler sex distinguished painting, acting, or ballad-mongering. Here are ten of she is now at the head of three tribes of Bedouin

Arabs, BS a "stiff necked race." us, whose corporeal aggregate would make twice ten hun- who regard her as a being of superior order. She

has had The feat I am now about to describe is extremely safe dred weight kick the beam, breathing an atmosphere with from England ; 'and she declares, that she will never for

several children, whom she was fond of, brought to her and simple, although it is perhaps too well known to have the thermometer at seventy or seventy-five; and, withial, sake that Land of the Sun, to breathe the humid and much clzina to novelty. It is, however, one of the series, the fickle jade Fortune be thanked, without any very pun- cloudy asmosphere of Great Britain.-French paper. and I do not profess to describe nothing but what is new gent excitation to mar the quiescent calm incident to heat er original; although some of the gymnasia may perhaps and flesh and blood, and the lethargic perfume of thrice "The editor of the Dumfries Courier, in allusion to rerit that epithet.

told ten segars. What, then, we would ask, can to day the notice of our eccentric countrywoman, inserted in the A line (A) is to be marked on the floor, to which both be expected from us, in the way of theatrical observation? Mercury and Kaleidoscope, which he copied, furnishes feeh, or rather the toes of both your feet are to be brought, More especially when to the forgoing good and cogent the subjoined additional particulars. and beyond which they must not pass. One hand (B) reason, are appended the performances of last week :- The “When the business of dinner was concluded, Lord either right or left, at option, is then to be thrown for- West Indian, Henri Quaire, The Slave, The Law of Java, Belmore sent for his letter of introduction from the Lady wards (without touching the door on its passage) so far and John Bull; plays rather of a light amusing kind, Hester Stanhope. The existence of this letter had been and no fartber than you can spring back again from the than of a high intellectual order ; agreeably dull, and va. Lordship shewed it to Abdel Rahmad, at Yaffa, who es

previously communicated to both brothers, and when his horizontal position to the original upright position of the pidly interesting.

corted us thither, he took it into his hand, and insisted on body, without disturbing the stated position of the feet, We must not, however, be so brief as to omit some opening it immediately, saying it is all one whether the of seraping the floor with the hand in the back spring. little of honourable mention of Mr. Meadows, who is, letter be addressed to my brother or myself. However, The distance at which different persons can thus spring nevertheless, a low comedian of limited, pretensions ; nor covered the

letter, delivered it now with the seal un.

the noble traveller thought differently, and having reback from the hand will, of course, differ according to should our praise be of a description partaking exclusively touched, into the hands of the person to whom it was their length of arm, or their strength and activity. In the of the negative, recollecting, as we do, Mr. Hooper's Ma- directed. The epistle of the noble lady, or, as she is figure, I have supposed the distance of the hand from the thew Sharpset. Mr. Conner will, perhaps, pardon our called in the country, the Christian woman, was most feet to be about equal to the length of the leg and thigh eulogy of his merits, not having yet had the pleasure of graciously received, and read first by the chief, and then of the person making the experiment. This distance is seeing him. Indeed, since the period of Emery, Johnson by his brother, both of whom expressed the greatest re. ebosea because almost any active person can recover from and Munden's exit, we seldom care to trouble ourselves with deed, did every Turk or Arab whom we ever heard such position; but I have known those who could spring witnessing the ludicrous folly of farce, which, though al- mention her name. Abougôsh himself informed us that back from a much greater distance.

together silly in the extreme, was, with them, the foolery he had once entertained her Ladyship and suite in his When you have assertained the distance at which you of nature.

house, and exulted in the honour that she had done him

in accepting his hospitality. His brother put to her a can recover without scraping the hand, or changing the The general utility of Mt. Porteus entitles him in some question, to which a laugh was the answer. How she original position of your feet, you must stretch forward as measure to our commendation. For his usefulness he thought of travelling with so many maid. servants, and far as possible, and whilst your body is supported by the hath our good opinion, although it would be difficult to not one husband ?" hand on the floor, you must chalk as far as possible with name any one character in which he excels. He is always “ In the evening we received a visit from the Lady the otber, C, after which, you must, as before observed, an Irishman, except when he ought to be one; and then Hester Stanhope. This was the only time we had the rise up, from your hand, and recover your original upright is he quite a vernacular hermaphrodite, neither English, pleasure of meeting this extraordinary woman. We had position. There is great scope for skill and activity in this Irish, nor Scotch, but a general smattering medley of word, and her polite and enlightened conversation made Peat, and there are persons not exceeding five feet or five each, illustrating, in particular, neither one nor the other. us regret that we had so little opportunity of benefitting feet and a few inches, who will chalk considerably further When next he represents an Hibernian, let him fancy it by her society. Her great talents and almost universal that others of six feet high.

is Sam Sharpset he should be after playing; we have no acquaintance all over the Levant, logither with her con. The great art is, to bring your body as near to the floor fears for the result

, convinced that it would fully

warrant first consequence to the oriental traveller. Her Ladyship's


the experiment. possible; for which purpose, it is recommended, (and

usual residence is at Mar Elias in Mount Lebanon; the llowable), to move the feet backwards from the line of

July 26.

house was tornierly a Greek convent, but the noble resi.

dent has formed it into a very comfortable habitation, lemarcation, as far as you can, which will bring the body

After midsummer, when the weather becomes warm, she ruch lower than it is in the figure, and enable you to Biographical Motice. usually retires higher up the mountains, and lives in her halk, at least, the full length of yourself, which is consi

tent among the Bruses in the neighbourhood of Dair el leted pretty good chalking; although there are persons

Gamr, the residence of their prince Bushir. Her Lady

LADY HESTER STANHOPE. who will exceed that distance very considerably.

ship was dressed in the costuine of a Turkish nobleman, Those who perform this trick the best, contrive, when

It is impossible for a female to travel in those countries the stretch, that the body rest upon the elbow.

In the fourth volume of the Kaleidoscope, page 361, we and mix in society in any other dress; and it resembles so inserted, from the Mercury, an interesting paragraph re- much the ladies' riding habit in this country, that there is specting this extraordinary English woman, expressing our receives visitors in the same manner, with any Turk or

nothing improper or indelicate in its appearance. She intention to furnish some further particulars of the same Arab of distinction, and entertains them with the same subject as soon as possible. We now lay before our share of sherbet, coffee, and tobacco. No person can be readers the following narrative, which can hardly fail to more respected and esteemed than this noble lady is interest them.-Edit Kal.

throughout the Levant; but she has no concern whatever

in the government of any part of the country, as has freLady Hester Stanhope, who belongs to one of the first quently been represented in England, nor does she even so families in England, merits a place among the most much as speak the language of the country, either Turkish celebrated and intrepid travellers of the present age. or Arabic, but is always attended by an interpreter. She

This lady, the niece, the friend, and intimate companion looked remarkably pale, but I believe was in tolerably In this figure, the left band rests upon the floor; the of Mr. Pitt, was not less attached to him by conformity good health, and conversed in a cheerful and sprightly alking is performed with the fingers of the right hand. of mind than by the ries of blood. She enjoys a pension manner." from her country. Pitt, who, as is known, died without

[From Travels along the Mediterranean, and parts adjacent St the stead of chalking, if the trick be performed wea che fortune, left to his pieces, poor like himself, a few lines in company with the Earl of Belmore, during the years

in which he recommended them to the generosity of the 1816-17-18, by Robert Richardson, M. D.-London, 1822 ]





The Phænir.

Fine Arts.

pictures, gems, and models of the ancients, to the gre

loss, and I may say, ultimate destruction of modern talen 1 Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions

is not confined to the Liverpool.connoisseurs, but is a man as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected


which hath spread itself all over the country, making di (which, my former Notes being lost) I have, at the in. 'stance of a powerful Friend, endeavoured now, in the

“ Had not Rome and Athens fostered and cherished the collectors of pictures, in most instances, the mere dup year 1655, to set these down in such a way as may suffi- arts of their times, they'd bave left no antiquities for us to of picture cleaners, picture dealers, and their jackalle; wh niently instruet me to put any of them in practice.

by their united efforts dress up all the miserable copi THE AUTHOR THE MARQUIS OF WORCESTER.

they can lay their hands on, being well aware thy TO THE EDITOR.

amongst so many collectors of the genuine productions 13. YALSE DESTROYING DECKS. How to make such false decks as in a moment should

SIR,-Amongst the variety of subjects that must natu- the ancients it will not be difficult to pass off their spul k!I and take prisoners as many as should board the

ship, rally engross your attention in your editorial capacity, 1 ous imitations ; and thus it was shrewdly remarked without blowing the decks up, or destroying them from trust you will not refuse to take the Fine Arts under your a very sensible writer on the arts, that our demands í being reducible, and in a quarter of an hour's time should more especial cognizance, particularly as in the advanced art bave principally tended to multiply the importation recover their former shape, and to be made fit for any em- state of the age in which we live, and with the increased foreign pictures, statues, and all other things that go und ployment without discovering the secret.

wealth and importance of our good old town, it becomes the denomination of vertu." To do away with the mi 14. MULTIPLIED STRENGTH IN LITTLE ROOM. How to bring a force to weigh up an anchor, or to do artists and men of genius should receive a little more arise from this vitiated taste, it is requisite that all al

necessary, for the character of its inhabitants, that our fortunes that have arisen, and avert those that may st any forcible exploit in the narrowest or lowest room in any whip, where few hands shall do the work of many; and public attention and encouragement than they have hi. feel interested in again raising the arts to that height fro many hands applicable to the same force, some standing, therto had; for nothing evinces so great an improvement which they may be said to have fallen, should exert thed others sitting, and by virtue of their several helps & great in a national taste as a fostering care extended toward selves in exposing the manœuvres of the dealers in ancie force augmented in little room, as effectual as if there were sufficient space to go about with an axletree, and genius and talent.

ware; and bringing the gentlemen cognoscenti to a sem work far from the centre.

As a sincere advocate for the advancement of the fine of what is due to modern talent. 15. A BOAT DRIVING AGAINST WIND AND TIDE.

arts, I cannot but regret the want of that efficient support I am, however, happy to think that the taste for modern A way how to make a boat work itself against wind and which would alone tend to bring forward the talent of our art has somewhat increased here within the last few years tide, yea both without the help of man or beast; yet so native and resident artists. Indeed, it has long been and the improvement manifested in the productions of ov that the wind or tide, though directly opposite, shall force matter of surprise to some, and has furnished subject of artists, forcibly shew the beneficial effect of the addition the ship or boat against itself and in no point of the com- reproach to others, that in a town boasting so many liberal support they have received. The fostering care of u pass, but it shall be as effectual, as if the wind were in the and opulent inhabitants, there should have been so few Liverpool Royal Institution, with the formation of t according to which the oars shall row, and necessary mo. found who were willing to step forward and lend a foster Academy, where the artists are ever acting in concert tions work and move towards the desired port or point of ing hand to the support of the liberal arts. We are the advancement of their profession; their affinity to ea the compass.

compelled continually to hear the sneering retort from other; and above all, the annual exposé of their work 16. A SEA-SAILING FORT, How to make a sea-castle or fortification cannon-proof, strangers (when, with a natural degree of exulting pride, exciting in each a laudable ambition to o'erstep the othe ww capable of a thousand men, yet sailable at pleasure to

we would direct their attention to the growing importance has, I am convinced, mainly contributed to produce th defend a passage, or in an hour's time to divide itself into of Liverpool)that "commerce, and the mysterious art very desirable change: and it is now only requisite thu shree ships as fit and trimmed to sail as before: and even of getting money, has taken such sole and exclusive pos- the public should take their part in the good work, whilst it is a fort or castle they shall be unanimously session of the thoughts of our wealthy merchants, that recognising and encouraging their labours to place di steered, and effectually be driven by an indifferent strong they cannot spare time, and have still less inclination for arts in this town on that permanent foundation


spending it." And, however we may despise the illiberal which, they shall raise themselves to the height at viel How to make upon the Thames a floating garden of remark, taken in a general sense, we are compelled re- they soar. We have no want of genius in the town, by pleaswe, with trees, flowers, banqueting houses, and foun-luctantly to admit, that talent and genius does not receive on the contrary, the pictures last exhibited, by some wins, stews for all kind of fishes, a reserve for snow to with us that support and encouragement it so freely our townsmen, are such as would rival many in the money music made with mills: and all in the midst of the obtains from our less wealthy neighbours. Pictures have tropolis ; nor is it unreasonable to suppose, that the artis sream, where it is most rapid.

been produced by some of our townsmen, wherein they may, in time, if properly encouraged, surpass them: an

have displayed an astonishing capacity for the most sub- it therefore becomes the interest of all who study the An artificial fountain to be turned like an hour-glass by lime branch of the noble art they are engaged in. These welfare and credit of the town, to countenance that a child in the twinkling of an eye, it holding great quan have been stamped by the approbation of the public, who gifted individuals, who; (though in an humble sphere shunder, with a chirping and singing of birds, and

show. have freely lavished every encomium on the minds that present), are traversing the glorious path to fame wi ing of several shapes and effecis usual to fountains of could produce such works ; but they have seemed to con- févery hope of ultimate success, and may, in the course pleasure.

sider, that, in awarding their meed of praise, they have time, prove resplendent luminaries in the hemisphere 19. A COACH-SAVING ENGINE. A little engine within a coach, whereby a child

may there exertions : but public approval, however gratifying but rendering immortal the place that gave them bir

done all that was sufficient to encourage the artist to furthe arts, obtaining immortality, not only to themselve stop it, and secure all persons within it, and the coach. man himself, though the horses be never 50 unruly in a it may be to his self-love, will not carry him through his Let, therefore, the proper stimuli be granted, and it full career; a child being sufficiently capable to loosen labours unless accompanied with something more sub. with confidence I hope, the town of Liverpool maj ? them in what posture soever they should have put them- stantial; and the works that have been so commended, bė distinguished as a second Athens." selves, turping Dever so short; for a child can do it in the have, in many instances, been suffered to remain on the iwiakling of an eye.

I am, Yours &c. artist's hands, without his receiving any remuneration for Great George-square, Now to bring up water ballance-wise, so that as little the exertion of his talents to gratify the public. We 13th July, 1824. weight or force as will turn a ballance will be only need. have, it is true, a few individuals in the town who profess ful, more than the weight of the water within the buckets, to be connoisseurs and liberal encouragers of the arts. which counterpoised empty themselves one into the other, They ground their pretensions on a professed knowledge

The Traveller. the uppermost yielding its water (how great a quantity wever it holds) at the self-same time the lowermost taketh of works of art; nuake themselves intimately acquainted it in, though it be a hundred fathom high. with the productions (either original or copy) of all the MANNER OF MOURNING AMONGST

NATIVES OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. old masters, and actually spend a deal of money in adorn. How to raise water contantly with two buckets only day ing their mansions with pictures: but is this for the

When an old Chief dies, a number of people assem! using not so much as any force, wheel, or sucker, nor more pulleys than one, on which the cord or chain rolleth These men are virtuosi, and would consider it a re- house in which the deceased lies, whilst a man in het with a bucket fastened at each end. Cothis in confess, th Alection on their taste to be thought to admire a picture feathered cap, advances from an interior part of the best have seen and learned of the great mathematician clau.. painted by a modern; the only notice they take of which to the door," and putting out his head, at almosted on dins, his studies at Rome, he having made a present thereor na to draw an invidious comparison retour en de and wavice moment, utiers a most intentable howl, acompanied wanto a Cardinal; and I desire not to own any other men's ancient idol. They are men, who, while they

grimaces and distortions of inventions, but if I set down any, to nominate likewise the

face that can be conceived. Afterwards a large mat je reator.

" Rake for gens the ashes of the dead,

spread upon the area, and the two men and thirteen 22. AN EBBING AND FLOWING BIVER.

Would see the lying artist pipe for bread. man come out of the house and sit upon it, in three egy

Decks and hands of the women are covered with feather from it (To be continuod.)

I the true patrons of ash But this bankering after the small hut, appear six boys, bearing soonll white, banda





The dead body is in the hut. A man in a red cap , family, a claim upon their liberality. It is earnestly Extraordinary Genius.-- There is at present residing pens the ceremony. The company, seated on the mat, hoped, that, wherever there exists the ability, there will with his parents

at St. Agnes, in this

county, a lad named legin to sing a melancholy tune, accompanied with a gentle also be the inclination to rescue from the bitterness of Opie, now in his fourteenth

year, Srand nephew to the bemselves on their knees, and in a posture between kneel. penury, the family of an individual who, in seeking the dinary talent for taking likenesses, though he has not ng and sitting, move their bodies and arms very rapidly, advancement of science, has sunk into an untimely grave received any professional instruction whatever. Some of brune keeping pace with their motions. After this has Subscriptions will be received in Liverpool by Dr. Traill, his productions, which we have seen, are really surprising, kused an hour, with slower movements

at intervals, more Mr.

Adam Hodgson, Mr. Wm. Banning, Post-office, and when the age and limited opportunities of the youthful mats are spread upon the area, and four or five old wo

artist are considered. We hope tha measures will be ne-one of whom is the wife of the deceased, advance at the Mercury and Courier Off.ces.

adopted for affording this extraordinary boy those means dowly out of the house, and being seated in the front of

of improvement which we have no doubt would ensure the company, begin to cry and wail most bitterly; the

Chit Chat.

him a merited celebrity.-West Brilon.-* It is much wonnen behind them joining in these lamentations, and

to be dreaded, that this youth, like others that we could the two men inclining their heads over them in a very pen- A Lapsus Lingue.-A gentleman was lately in a party name, will fall into the hands of some avaricious taskGive attitude. In this situation they continue till night, of ladies, when the subject of conversation turned upon master, who, after making him his bondsman by articles when the corpse is removed. Captain King could not marriage. In answer to a question from one of the party, of apprenticeship, will work him day and night, for his

learn hom they disposed of the body. Three women of whether he was a married man? intending to reply, own profit, unmindful of the education or health of his nak informed him that the presence of strangers hindered Yes, madam; and I can offer no stronger proof of my slave.-Edit. Kal them from performing some necessary rites. -Scarcely had approbation of wedlock than that I have myself had the Captain King gone out of sight, before he heard their misfortune to bury one wife, and the happiness to marry Mr. Kean, Mr. Dowton, Mrs. M Gibbon (a celebrated aries and lamentations; and meeting them a few hours af- another.” Instead of this, he unluckily inverted the sen- singer) and Mr. Webb (the Irish comedian) are reported terwards, he found that they had painted the lower part of tence thus :-"I have had the pleasure, madam, to bury in the London papers to have intentions to wend their their faces perfectly black. 'When asked whither the dead one wife, and the misfortune to marry another."

way to the United States.--Boston american Slatesmuth vere gone, the answer was, that the breath, which they

If the Mrs. M'Gibbon here mentioned be our favourite seemed to consider as the soul, or immortal part, was gone

Ingenious Orthography.--A gentleman of the Temple place, which they supposed to be the abode of the de. made out in the style of spelling and hand-writing pe case, we think it not fair that she should so long have to the Baton," which they described as some particular received his laundress's weekly account the other day, tragedian, she will smile

at finding herself represented deceased-King': Voyage.

culiar to the sisters of the suds; but there was one charge hidden her talent under a bushel. - Edit Kal.
of 1s. 6d. for “ skewering the stars." which defied even

his practised comprehension. After wondering for some The Philanthropist. time how such a work could ever have been performed, and, still more, why it should have been executed par

ticularly at his expense, the debtor sent for Mrs. Pearlash,

The public has learned the death of Mr. Bowdich, the when the reading turned out to be," for scouring the

stairs." African traveller, who fell at the early age of thirty, in

TO THE EDITOR. the cause to which he had devoted himself, leaving a wi. 1824-Extract of a letter from Captain William Carter, An American Exception.--Navy Department, 1st June,

SIR,—The dreadful catastrophe which attended Mr. dow and three young children totally unprovided for. Attached to her husband, no less by the congeniality of dated at sea, long. 3. N. lat. 29. W. 230 April, 1824 :— with one or two recent events of a similar nature, will, I

commanding the United States' sloop of war Peacock, Harris's ascent, accompanied by Miss Stocks, in a balloon Baste than by the most devoted affection, Mrs. Bowdich“ I have the honour to inform you, that we have pro am of opinion, tend to damp the pleasure with which we was hit almost constant companion in Africa, the sharer gressed thus far, all well, with the exception of having witness the grand and interesting spectacle

. Anxiety for of his perils, and the indefatigable assistant of his literary been struck, after being out a few days, by lightning; - labours-The letter in which she announces her bereave- both the fore and mainmast

were stricken at the same time, the fate of the intrepid voyagers is mingled with admirament thos depicts her situation :

and four men killed. Several who were severely burned tion at the courage which prompts them to trust themselves

are doing well." "I am about to try your friendship, dear sir, In a thousand

in so frail a vehicle, and we wait with impatience for the way; for I am now alone in the world, widowed and un near Port St. Denis, has chosen for his sign Absalom hang. those who witnessed the departure of Messrs. Peel and

An expressive Sign.-A hair dresser on the Boulevards, tidings of their safe return to terra firma. I was one of proteated. Your friend expired on the 10th of January, after ing by his hair on a tree, and Joab piercing his body with Sadler; and it suggested itself to me that there is room for suffering a fortnight in the Gambia fever: all buman aid was

a spear. Under the painting are these lines:tried, but his extreme Impatience to get well, his annoyance

Passans ! contemplez le malheur

improvement in the mechanism of the car, by the addition at the faterruption of his pursuits, and his want of faith in

D'Absalom pedu par le nuque ;

of a parachute under the car, which might, in cases of the remedies prescribed, proved too mighty for his strength,

Il aurait evite ce malheur

emergency, be of service in breaking the rapidity of the and he has fallen a vietim to the cause for which he alone

S'il eut portu un peruque.

descent, and thus diminish the danger. Perhaps some Hred. I dare not expatiate on my own loss; you can wrul


one, better versed in balloons than I am, may improve on

After poor Absalom's affair, foragine ita magnitude, as you are aware of my forlorn situa

this suggestion, which, I think, if duly attended to, may

Methinks that all men must be crazy, flon: I feel as it were stunned by its weight, but manage to

lead to the construction of so complete an apparatus as will

Not to adopt, instead of hair, teep up for the sake of my three children, now totally de

A shaved pate cover'd with a jaisy.

ultimately render an aërial voyage as safe as a land or water pendent on me. The time is coming when I shall feel it

excursion. Trusting that you will give these few lines in. An unhappy inmate of Bedlam, some years ago, was sertion in the Kaleidoscope, fven more, for now I am surrounded by kindness only, par- once beaten by his keeper, because he would not tell him

I am, yours, &c.

PHILO. Neslariyla the person of Captain Findlay, the commandant why he was confined there. “Because," said the poor here, who has acted like a father to me and mine. •••

creature at length, “because God has deprived me of a * No will has been left: therefore, it is my duty to admi- blessing which you never enjoyed."

SINGULAR CIRCUMSTANCE. nister to his effects, whatever risk I run in so doing. I hope, In a town in the north of Germany, a house was lately

TO TIE EDITOR. bsking to my own support, through S. and M. to get em. erected for the reception of the dead (whose death was losed in different works in natural history, setting up as an doubted) and an inscription put over the door

SIR, -As I was cutting a quill, a few days ago, I was rtist in that line. God grant me success! I am not fit for

"Mortis Dubiæ Asylum."

very much surprised at my knife meeting with a consider53 thing else; and, if I am supported by health and friends, The very first corpse, however, which was placed in the able obstruction. Upon opening it carefully, I found a I teay get know comparative happiness in endeavouring to next morning, the following was found painted over the and of a sufficient thickness to fill the hollow of the quill,

house, was stolen by the resurrection-men; upon which, the piece of wood (deal) about three-fourths of an inch long, make my children worthy of the noble and generous soul inscriptionPhilch is now with its Creator. I shall return, or at least

“Mortis Dublum Asylum."

which was, in every respect, perfect. There was not the hope to get off, in the brig James, Captain Smith, at the end

least hole or defect either at the end or in any other part April, whleb will be the first opportunity by whleh I can an artist, we give verbatim et litcrate:

ORTHOGRAPHY.-The following letter, addressed to of the quill. I consider it a very singular circumstance ; onvey my family."

and, should you think it curious enough to occupy a cor

“ To Mr. Sharkey Esq. Mrs. Bowdich has since returned to England in a state “ Dear Sur,

Anker an hoaps, Portsa.

ner in your valuable little work, the insertion of this will destitution, to struggle with the vicissitude attending

“as i bin
henfornd you pantes beests i wants oblige, yours, &c.

DURYNG. the precarious employment which she has yet to seek, as you to pante my wale if you can í wants on dun Cumplate Bury, June 22, 1824. le means of supporting her infant family. Under

these to hang up in frunt off my new wan which is 27 foot long

by next Satterday i got sum Canvus from mr. Rands which circumstances, therefore, some of the friends of the late i thinks will jest Do for the gob i gos away to morrow

TO THE EDITOR. Mr. Bowdich have concluded to appeal, on behalf of his pretty Sharpish as i wants you to meet me att the anker SIR,-Can any of your correspondents account for the wilow and children, to the good feeling of those who can an hope prevus before i gos to take

his dimenshunes and death of all the Lombardy poplar trees in the neighappreciate the disinterested devotion of life and talent

to Settle about the price ia Dear Sur your umbul Sarvant, bourhood of St. Ann's, within the last year. I don't noble object: or who, having the interests of science and if you looks upon top Sundays paper you will see l am observe that any other trees are injured. Can it be the Biterature at heart, recognise

, in the circumstances of Mr. the proprietor of the ale an your mony is Shure as the smoke from the steam mills, or the oil gas works? Bordich's death, and the consequent situation of his bankers nows me."




words, Voilà justement ce qui fait que votre fille est 12,--Two half-sovereigns, five pennies, and four

For my part, I declare I do not understand the meaning

TO THE EDITOR STR,-Availing myself of the offer you have made to of his argument. That is not my fault, will say Mr. H. those who have any thing to say about the Hamiltonian who, like Dr. Johnson, may add, that he can provide one you have made of late in your entertaining and valus

SIR-I am very happy to see the improvements whi systein, I request you will do me the favour to give a with an argument, but not with understanding. I must publication, especially in your introduction of the musi place in your next paper to the following observations on then leave such reasoning to better judges than myself. the remarks Mr. Hamilton has thought proper to insert Mr. H. proceeding on the erroneous supposition that I in that delightful science. I am also much pleased w

department of your work, being somewhat of an amau in your last pages, on an advertisement of mine. share with him the admiration of his system, that the puzzles and bagatelles with which you occasiona

i thought it a duty I owed to the public and to myself, believe it to be a wonderful effort of genius, "a miracu- favour the holiday folks. The problem in your last to repel, in that advertisement, the bold assertions, to say lous” invention, far above any other system of tuition, certainly very ingenious ; but I think the following wil the least of them, which Mr. H. had made in his first asks me, with a speer, whether I would advise to " burn found rather more difficult, viz. public lecture, on the regular professors of languages and the mule-jennies and return to the simple machine used their mode of tuition : a word to the wise should have been a century ago." That comparison, save the difference coin of the realn, without the use of silver money


To give change for a sovereign in twenty pieces of sufficient; but Mr. H. will make remarks. His remarks, between a mechanical and an intellectual operation, might

Yours, &c.

ALEXI harmless as they are, I cannot pass unnoticed : they will, be very fair ; but, when Mr. H. knew very well the idea I am persuaded, convince the public that whatever talent I entertain of his system, and how I value that which he nature may have lavished on Mr. H., it has not gifted rashly pretends to supérsede, his comparison is in bad hùn with the talent of a commentator.

Give your dogs constant and easy access to plenty taste, and no better than his system. When he says, that His first remark is, that “ I give my reasons for not teaching according to the plan I have followed, and mean Keep your singing birds in the shade, and do not bl

water, and if possible get them into the fields to bal adopting the Hamiltonian system:" now, that is the very to follow till a better one is found out, “I begin first the thing I particularly wished to avoid, for fear of being too house by the top." I wonder it did not occur to him, in and madden them by exposure to the burning sun. severe. I merely stated my reasons for continuing to order to make the image more complete, to add, that I you hang them out in the open air, by all means cover teach on the plan which, whatever Mr. H. may say, has ended lust, &c. I imagine Mr. H. ventured such an as- thick cloth or carpeting; and take care that they ha procured me some success, and in which I have been so sertion in the hurry and heat of composition, or else know. water enough. We would say a word or two to the cart fortunate as to be countenanced by the approbation of a ing, undoubtedly as he does, the names of many gram on the quay, recommending the frequent watering of el most respectable part of the community. Mr. H. seems next to find fault with me for not nam- ciples they have bequeathed to us. Indeed, I am afraid poor beasts

, if we thought our advice would not be thre

away.-Edit. Kab ing the great French literary character alluded to in the Mr. H. is altogether building castles in the air, and have advertisement -I thought it very immaterial to name M. no doubt he will, before long, find himself disappointed, Luneau de Boisjermaiu, who is the man I singled in my by having placed too much confidence in the credulity of

Advertisement. mind, out of a great many others, for the particular rea- the people of Liverpool. son, that I have in my possession, his interlined transla.

Sub judice lis est.

Just Published, price One Shilling. tion of the Gerusalemme Liberata, in 3 volumes 8vo. Mr. H.'s system must stund or fall by its own merit; A TRIBUTE to the MEMORY of LORD BYRO

“ All earth shall be his monument."--Lord Byron I koew that Arius Montanus was a very learned and should the event prove that I am wrong in my estimate

London: To be had of all the Booksellers very celebrated man, who thanked God for having given of it, I shall not be slow in acknowledging my error, and him the knowledge of ten languages; but I was not aware shall join the public voice, to proclaim hiin another won.

To Correspondents. that he had ever made any interlined translation. He der of the world. only revised and corrected Pagnin's literal translation of A pologising, Mr. Editor, for thus trespassing on your LORD BYRON AND MR THOMAS MOORE—The song addres the Bible; where he did not think it literal enough. kindness and upon the patience of the public, I must now

by the late Lord Byron, commencing " My boat ta on T'hose corrections, instead of adding to his great and cake leave of Mr. H. and assure him, that, averse as I am shore," is perhaps familiar to some of our readers. Al deserved reputation, brought upon him the appellation of from any kind of war, even an unbloody paper war, I bave never discovered that it bas been regularly wel

music, we spoke to a scientitic friend, in this town, on “ ineptissimus interpres" as there were in them “quot regret be should have given me occasion to say severe correctiones tot corruptiones." things to him, and perhaps to have hurt his feelings. He

subject, who immediately composed a suitable air to

words, and presented it to us expressly for the Kaleidoe Now comes the question at issue, whether Mr. H. is, may now rest assured that no future provocation will ever

We shall, next week, publish it, together with a cop or is not the inventor of the interlined translation, or of elicit a word in reply. I have the honour to be, Sir, what he calls the Hamiltonian system; which, by the by,

Your obedient Servant,

Our obliging and intelligent correspondent, to whom we he now says, is but " a speck in his system ;". when, so

July 26, 1824.


indebted for the able lines Vigenti e Nonaginta, will far, it is perfectly evident that it is the only real, the only

trust, not conceive it any slight if we subject the pice valuable thing in it. All the rest may be Hamiltonian,

one week's further delay. The letter of Mr. Orré bein

The Sofa. may be more profitable to him, without being very

a controversial nature, and in reply to that of any

correspondent of the previous week, fair-play dema creditable, but I consider it as a pure delusion, a mere "In order to employ one part of this Afe in serious and important

prompt attention, or we should have subjected ours bait, ad captandum vulgus, which must soon disappear occupations, it is necessary to spend another in mere amuse

to the charge of undue partiality, to which we cannot for ever. Mr. H. however, in order to secure to himself There is a time to laugh and a time to weep." -SOLOMON.

guilty in any instance within our recollection. the paternity of what he calls “ a speck," has the follow

PRESERVATION PROM SHIPWRECK.We bave in prepara ing lines.


for publication engravings and descriptions of three “ Before the Hamiltonian system, no translation had In reply to the query respecting change for a guinea we ferent kinds of rafts, for preservation from shipwr every been made in which each word was translated by a have received the following solutions :

which have never yet been made known to the public corresponding part of speech ; none in which the gramma

No. 1,-Two half-sovereigns, four two-penny pieces, is our intention to insert them in successive numbe one halfpenny, fourteen farthings.

the Kaleidoscope, and we hope to introduce the first oft matical analysis of the phrase was taught by the transla

2,- Two half-sovereigns, two two-penny pieces, five next week. tion only ; none in which words are (as a general rule) penny pieces, twelve farthings. allowed to have but one meaning; none in which the 3,-Two half-sovereigns, one two-penny piece, six 2. It is hoped will see this paragraph; in which event, we

to refer him to the first note of our last week's reply idiom of the language of the pupil was wholly sacrificed to penny pieces, four halfpennies, eight farthings. the pupil's intelligence of the idiom of the language taught;

4,-One sovereign, six penny pieces, ten halfpence, four

correspondents, which appears to have escaped him.

absolutely necessary he should see the proof of his farthings. above all, no translation was ever before used in the same

5,-One Sovereign, four penny pieces, sixteen half

previously to its appearance in the Kaleidoscope, as 4 manner as they are used on the Hamiltonian system; none penny pieces.

are certain queries which we cannot decide without ever produced, or could rationally be supposed to produce 6,-One sovereign, nine penny pieces, one halfpenny,

assistance of the writer. A note enclosing the proof, * the uniform and certain result:" which result he asserts ten farthings.

has been awaiting Z's orders since last Wednesday, is in some other of his writings," was always, and every pennies, four farthings,

7,--One sovereign, two two-penny pieces, fourteen half

Mr Jeffrey's speech respecting the late Mr. Watt, and the where the same, without regard to previous instruction,

8,~One sovereign, one two-penny piece, one penny, Mr. Irving's philippic against the late Lord Byron, are without regard to age, to sex, or intellect, farther than to eighteen halfpenny pieces.

in preparation for early publication. be possessed of common sense."

89,-One half-guinea, one half-sovereign, five balfpen. The description of the eruption of Mount Etna is reserva Then comes a triumphant " therefore," an ergo, or nies, fourteen farthings. more properly an ergoglu, in perfect imitation of Sganarel, two half pennies, sixteen farthings.

10,-One half-guinea, one half-sovereign, one penny,

our next. We shall reply to Sener next week. who, in the play of the Medecin malgré lui, ad.

11,-Two half-sovereigns, two two-penny pieces, two Printed, published, and sold, EVERY TUESDAY, b dressing Geronte, concludes a similar farago by these penny picces, nine halfpeany pieces, six farthing.

SMITHand Co. 75, Lord-street, Liverpool

the words.



uncalled for.

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