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LETTERS

BY M. ALEZ B

midnight intrusion of the surgeon's caterer, prove that to lay it out according to his own fancy, the new cemetery visited the spot, was wafted over the whole churchyard. the disposal of our bodies afier death is by no means a would, in process of time, resemble in picturesque ap- was then the full flush of summer. The garden had been matter of such indifference as we have supposed ; and the pearance, the celebrated Père la Chaise, near Paris, the planted but a month; but the lady had tended, and propose sentiment which suggested the inscription on the monu- founders of which appear to have been actuated by the even more in the dusk of evening returned to her tendere ment of our Shakspeare is probably in unison with the same liberal spirit upon which we have just complimented so that they had taken their removal kindly, andere feelings and prejudices of the majority of mankind: the projectors of our native establishment.

flourished as carelessly round that cold marble, and in the “Good friend, for Jesus' sake, forbear The Parisian depositary for the dead is thus described deld of graves, as they had done heretofore in their coa

sheltered nursery.--Blackwood's Magazine. To dig the dust inclosed here;

by a contemporary. “It is a spot without the walls, Blest be the man that spares these stones, where the ashes of Jew and Christian, Catholic and Pro.

It appears, from an article in the New Times, that And curst be he that moves my bones."

testant, repose in charitable vicinity

. The ground is laid some spirited projectors have it in contemplation to pre If, however, it were otherwise, and men were totally re. out with taste and elegance, diversified in position, beau- vide, in the vicinity of London, a most extensive en gardless whether their bodies, after death, were committed tified with shrubs and flowers, and appropriately adorned cle for the dead, to be named Necropolis, or" City of the

Dead.” to the earth, after the manner of their fathers; or to the with monuments, some interesting from their historical

We have in our possession some interesting articles en flames, according to the practice of some countries ; or recollections, some touching from the simplicity and ten this subject

, which we shall introduce in a label whether the deco:zaposing process were effected by the fish derness of their inscriptions, but all neat, decent, and

number; and, as we consider the establishters of retired of the worm ;--if, in short, the mode by which they may appropriate to the solemnity of the scene." be assimilated to our parent clay, were a matter of perfect Whilst we entirely approve of the proposed measure of cemeteries interesting to the country at kage, we shall indifference to men when living, still it must be recollected submitting all epitaphs and monumental

incriptions to feel obliged by any original communications to pod relea

tions on the subject that it is by no means so to surviving friends; and, as the inspection of a superintending committee, in order to it is our business to legislate for the living, and not for the prevent the intrusion of any thing ludicrous or absurd, dead, we must consider the subject solely with reference to which would ill accord with the character of the place,

Natural Wistory. those feelings, which appear to be deeply implanted in the we are at the same time decidedly of opinion, that free breast of man, in all ages and in all countries.

permission to follow the dictates or even the caprices of It has long been the custom in this country to consigo individual taste in the embellishment of the graves would

ON THE REVOLUTIONS OF THE GLOBE the dead to the earth,—"Dust to dust and ashes to ashes ;” add much to the interest of the cemetery, by rendering it and such is the force of habit and prejudice, that the less formnal than it must be if any uniform mode of laying earnest solicitation of a dying man, that his body might out the ground be enforced. With a view to draw the La legère couche de vie, qui fleurit à la surface de picke be disposed of in a different manner, would in all probabi. attention of the proprietors to this part of the subject, we couure que des ruines. Paris: printed, 1894. lity be overruled by his surviving friends and relatives. shalt, by way of conclusion, solicit their perusal of the Instances, indeed, are not wanting to prove that the slight. tollowing extracts :

Translated expressly for the Kaleidoscope from a recent Frect wel est departure from the ordivary forms observed in the dis- Prusstan Burial-places. The cemeteries in this part of Ger

LETTER EX..-CONTINUED. poeal of the dead, will not be permitted, even in compli- many are kept with great neatness.—Every grave is in general ance with the last injunction of the deceased. We have a flower-bed. I walked out one morning to the great cemetery

OF FOSSIL ANIMALS. ways understood, that it was the wish of the late Mr. and announces pothitig but

his name and age. Close by, an

of Berlin, to see the tomb of Klaproth, which is merely a cross, John Horn Tooke, that his remains should be interred in elderly-looking woman, in decent mourning, was watering

Permit me, Madam, to retrace every particules bis own garden; his friends, however, did not conform to the flowers with which she had planted the grave of an only history of the fossil bones of elephants, that we may da that wish, althouglı

, on any other point, the simplest daughter (as the sexton afterwards told nie-who had been deduce some inferences respecting their past existens request of such a man would bave been scrupulously and square of about five feet. It was divided into little beds, all

The superficial position of these bones, and their religiously complied with.

dressed and kept with the utmost care, and adorned with sence in layers of light alluvial soil, which seemed vol But whatever diversity of opinion may prevail, respect the simplest flowers. Evergreens, intermingled with daisies, formed the bottom of ancient valleys, prove that they tog the modes of ceremonies observed in the disposal of were ranged round the borders; little clumps of violets and mals whose remains they are, whatever country then the body after death, the places selected for the interment forzet-me-net were scattered in the interior; and in the cen. habited, must have been the victims of one of the of the dead, in every country, have been as far removed as

broken-hearted mother had just watered it, and tied it to a volutions that have contributed to change the saría possible from the busy haunts of men.

small stick, to secure it against the wind: at her side lay the their soil. The burying.grounds which deface our native town ap. weeds which she had tooted out. She went round the whole But did these elephants, whose remains have bees i pear to form, indeed, a striking exception to this rule ; spot again and again, anxiously pulling up every blade of vered in Europe, in all the north of Asia, and even but we must observe, as she apology for the unsightly Weeds into her apron took up her little watering-pothe coldest regions, formerly live in the countries where the appearance of graves and tomb-stones in the immediate walked towards the gate-returned again, to see that her lily found; or were they transported thither from other count vicinity of our streets, that the living have obtruded upon was secure—and, at last, as the suppressed tear began to start, by the waters which destroyed them? There is every the dead, whose dormitories were not formerly, as they hurried out of the churchyard.—Tour in Germany in 1820— to believe that they lived in the countries where the Dow are, in the very centre of a dense population.

21-22. The foregoing observations Daturally suggested them.

The custom, so general in Switzerland and so common in bones attest, that they must have been the victims of

found. The various natures of the layers containing selves, on a recent visit to the Low-hill Cemetery, a per- graves of departed friends, either on the Anniversaries of their rent revolutions: we must, therefore, reject the in spective view and general description of which are ad. deaths, oronother memorable days, is touching and beautiful. they were dispersed by a single great irruption joined. We look upon this extensive establishnient as Those frail blossoms scattered over the green sod, in their if they had been transported by the waters, they forming a new era in the history of Liverpool, whether we morning freshness, but for a little space retain their balmy worn by the friction they must, in that case, bir consider the grand scale upon which it is laid out, or the the breeze of evening sighs over them, and the dews of night gone, and would have the appearance observed in very commendable spirit of liberality which has actuated fall on their pale beauty, and the withered

and fading wreath that have been rounded by the action of the wars those gentlemen, to whose exertions the town is much in becomes a yet more appropriate tribute to the silent dust be they are in so excellent a state of preservation, debted for its completion.

neath. But rose-trees, in full bloom, and tall staring lilies, bones of young animals are found amongst tika It is much to the credit of the Jews of Liverpool that and flaunting lilacs, and pert spriggish spirafrotexes, are, mę

retaining their most delicate and fragile cartilaginos they were the first to set the

example of burying the which should prevade the last resting place of mortality.se tuberances. If we were to suppose that the added dead out of the town ; and the Independents have also an Even in our own unsentimental England, I have seen two or having been transported entire, each individual bere enclosed burying ground in the immediate vicinity of the three of these flower-pot graves. One in particular, I remem- therefore, remained uninjured, we should bere es

ber, had been planned and planted by a young disconsolate mountable difficulty to encounter. It could not the Low-bill General Cemetery. There is only one point in which it occurs to' us that the itself was a common square erection or

free stone, covered explained why all the bones of one skeleton are bea new establishment will admit of improvement; and we over with a slab of black marble, on which, under the name, in the same place, and why the heaps are este "take this occasion to mention it, because we are assured age, &c. of the defunct, was engraven an elaborate epitaph, of the remains of animals belonging to diferent that many persons think and feel as we do with respect to commemorating his many virtues, and pathetically intimat

. cies, and even different races, promiscuously callatie the desideratum we are about to suggest. Unless we have misunderstood the regulations of the Eue enm. marhe tomb was wedged about by a basket -work of necessary to recompose the complete skeletop er ty

the same marble would receive the name of his inconsolable gether; as a single heap never furnishes all the committee on the subject, the purchasers of graves in the honeysuckles; a Persian lilac drooped over its foot, and at ticular species. pew cemetery will not be left et liberty to consult their the head (substituted for the elegant cypress, coy denizen of The fossil elephants have, therefore, lived in the own tastes in the embellishment of the spots selected for our ungenial clime, a young poplar perked

up its pyramidical tries which are now the

coldest upon the earth, ereti the last resting place of themselves or their relations . If the ring-fence, plentifully interspersed with an the fragrant uninhabitable

regions of the polar circle

. Bet every proprietor of a lot of ground were left at full liberty weed, the Frenchman's darling," whose perfume, when i temperature of those regions the same then that is"

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Must love one another as cousins in Blood :

We cannot suppose that it was; because, as they supply where they were discovered, their flesh could not have been that horses would, in the course of time, produce assen, lo vegetables fit for the nourishment of elephants, those preserved.

or that dogs would produce foxes. nimals could not, in that case, have subsisted there. It may be added, that elephants have also existed in M. Deluc, in an interesting memoir, has given very Travellers inform us, that, at the 68th degree of northern America, where their remains are exceedingly abundant plausible reasons in support of the opinion, that elephants latitude, the birch and ash are no longer seen; even the Why, if the change of temperature was sufficiently slow to did not, at the same time, inhabit the whole of Europe, great fir tree, and the larch, which are natives of northern permit them to retire to warmer countries, did not the and the North of Asia. He supposes that these countries Duntries, dwindle to the size of shrubs, upon a soil gene- elephants of that great continent effect their escape, as were divided into islands, subject to frequent inundations ally frozen, even during the summer. Crantz assures us, well as those living in other parts of the world? Why of the sea, more or less durable. He remarks, that the hat, in all Greenland, a single tree is not found, more did they not take refuge in South America, where Mexico, bones, found scattered in different places, were probably han six feet high. As for the animals living under this and the neighbouring countries, would have afforded them the remains of animals that died naturally in these islands, atitude, they either gradually become extinct, or are in a temperature certainly as warın as they could have sup- and that the bones, collected in large quantities, belonged o degenerate a state that their species can scarcely be re- ported, and land sufficiently elevated to save them from to animals that were destroyed by some sudden inundation ognised. The white bear, the rein-deer, and the white the marine inundations, to which many of them must have in the places whither they had fled in flocks to seek refuge. bz, destined by nature to live in these climates, and pro. fallen victims?

He remarks, also, that, in some instances, the sea may ided by her with very thick furs, can hardly support their Finally, we could not, in this supposition, account for have rolled before it the bones scattered upon the surface gour. Beyond the 68th degree of northern latitude, the the destruction of the elephants in the temperate countries of the soil which it inundated, and have buried them to ace of the country is little else than one expanse of of Europe, particularly in Italy, since there are so many gether in the lowest places. ce; yet, even under the polar circle, and beyond it, fossil proofs that they were adapted to live in much colder re- Although I have so much enlarged upon all circumlephants are found, which certainly could not have ex. gior.s.

stances connected with the history of fossil elephants, do isted there, if the temperature had, at that time, been We may conclude, from all that we have just said, first, not fear, Madam, lest I should enter into details as minute what it now is. Besides, as animals of the same species that the elephants whose bones have, in our days, been of each of the contemporary species, whose remains ve have been discovered in Germany, France, and even Italy, found in a fossil state, formerly lived in the places, where have discovered. The general considerations, discussed in re must, in the case that no change of climate has taken their remains were deposited; secondly, that the present ele- this letter, respecting the position of the fossil remains of lace, suppose the elephants of former times to have pos- phants are not their descendants; thirdly, that all explaua. elephants, the time when these animals lived, the climate ssed the singular faculty of accommodating themselves tions of their destruction by a slow and gradual decrease of of the countries they inhabited, and finally, the nature of | all sorts of climates. Man, and some of the species temperature, or by a progressive encroachment of the the revolutions by which they were destroyed, are applica. lost useful to him (the dog, for instance) are now the ocean upon the continents, are entirely inadınissible. ble to most of the other contemporary specjes ; consenly animals endued by nature with that happy flexibility It is a remarkable circumstance, that marine shells quently, my remarks upon them will be more brief.

temperament. The hu nan species alone is diffused have, in some instances, been found, fastened, or rather er all known countries, from the most burning regions incrustated upon the bones of fossil elephants. It may

The Housewife. the torrid zone to the polar circle."

thence be inferred, that these bones were already divested The elephant, rhinoceros, and hippopotamus of the pre- of flesh, when the countries where they lay were inun. "Housekeeping and husbandry, if it be good, it time, are the animals most resembling those found in dated by the sea. This may casily be accounted for, by The wife, too, must husband as well as the man, ossil state ; and to thein nature has assigned a very supposing that the bones of elephants, which had died

Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can." nited extent of country, beyond which they cannot exist. naturally some years before the inondation took place, re

AEALTH. It is, therefore, evident, that the countries now sub. mained scattered upon the soil, after their flesh had been

(From Sir A. Cooper's Lecturas, p. 68.) t to the rigours of a perpetual winter, had, formerly, a devoured by the carnivorous animals of that time. In the “ The means by which I preserve my own health, co ich milder temperature; and the revolutions which have same manner, it often happens in our country, that the temperance, early rising, and spunging my body every sed this change in their climates have, without doubt, dead bodies of horses and other quadrupeds are left ex- morning with cold water, a practice I have pursued for

thirty years; and thougb I go from this heated theatre nang places, occasioned the sudden destruction of the posed upon the surface of the ground.

into the squares of the hospital, in the severest winter mals living there.

As two species of elephants now exist, that have been nights, with merely silk stockings on my legs, yet I scarcely There is another opinion prevalent on this subject, which | known since the beginning of the times recorded in his ever have a cold ; should it happen, however, that I feel ill state to you, that it may not be the means of leading tory, namely, the elephant of the Indies, and the elephant with four of cathartic extract, which I take at night, and

indisposed, my remedy is one grain of calomel combined into error. It might be supposed that a slow decrease of Africa, perhaps, Madam, you may be curious to know a basin of hot tea, about two hours before I rise the foltemperature compelled these animals gradually to emi- which of these two species the fossil elephant most resem- lowing morning, to excite a free perspiration, and my in. te to warmer regions ; and that, having abandoned the bles. It appears that it was much more

nearly allied to the disposition soon subsides. pates which were growing cold, they were finally all species of Asia, than to that of Africa; it had, in fact,

** An old Scotch physician, for whom I had a great resected in the places where they are now found. like the former, a longer cranium, and a more concave used to sav, as we were entering the patients' room to.

pect, and whom I frequently met professionally in the city, ccording to this hypothesis, which has been adopted forehead than the clephant of Africa. These two charac-gether, Weel, Mister Cooper, we ha' only twa things to Buffon, the animals whose remains have been found teristics were even more strongly marked in the fossil ele. keep in mind, and they'll searve us for here and herea'ter t have been the last that remained in their primitive phant than in the elephant of Asia. Its head differed one is; always to have the fear of the Laird before our een, de; and the progressive change of climate must, in the from that of the two living species, in the more obtuse that 'ill do for hereafter, and the t'other is, to keep you Ise of time, have caused their furs to increase in thick. form of the lower jaw..bone, in the superior size of the

bowels open, and that will do for here.'” as the skin of the dog, though entirely bare in warm molar teeth, which were also distinguished by longer and

To Cure the Tooth-ache.Rub hetween the hands somo stries, is, in northern countries, covered with an abun. narrower rubans, and still more, in the enormous ca- strong brandy, and snuff up the effluvia strongly. This, icoat of hair.

pacity of the alveoli, in which the tusks grew As for the we are told by one who used it, is infallible. We think is he Sirst reason opposed to our admission of this system rest of the body, it seems to have been somewhat larger stimulus ; the nerves of the nose and those of the teeth

may relieve in some cases, on the principle of counter ästs in the very perceptible differences existing be than the elephant of the Indies, but its form was, in are from the same branch of nerves, the maxillary pain a the skeleton of the species of fossil elephants and of general

, more squate

-Medical Adviser. two species now living; differences much too strongly

Represent to yourself this animal, Madam, not covered ked to have been produced by mere variety of cli. with the almost naked skin of our elephants, but protected in a letter to the editor of the Lancet, affirms, that almost

Cure for Worms -Our worthy townsman, Dr. Johns, * A second reason is presented in the fact that there from the cold of the countries in which it lived, by a dou. every case of worms, if not every case, may be cured by ound buried with the remains of the elephants, several ble fur of wool and hair. The hair upon its neck, and the internal exhibition of finely-powdered glass. I have, is of animals, that were evidently contemporary with upon the spine of its back, was sufficiently long to form a he adds, been in the habit of using this substance for many 1, and that were certainly destroyed by the revolutions, sort of mane; its tusks, composed of very fine ivory, and uniform success.

years, in the treatment both of children and adults, with

In cases where symptoms of irritation hich indubitable traces remain. Why should the ele- rather longer than those of the present elephant, were in the intestinal canal ixist, and which are more readily to its alone have escaped disasters capable of entirely de- spirally bent, and slightly directed outwards ; finally, the be detected by a careful observer than to be expressed io ting other species coexistent with them?

large dimensions of the alveoli of its tusks, not only ren- words, I have found the powder of glass, given as shall be sides, the revolutions, which proved fatal to the ani- dered its appearance very different from that of our ele- presently mentioned, accompanied by the most marked of this period, happened suddenly. I'need not here phants, bul must also have had a considerable influence give them two scruples every morning for a week; a few it, that, if the body of the elephant bought by Mr. upon the organization of its trunk.

grains of calomel may be included in the last paper to be ms, and others that have been found, also covered with:

As you perceive, Madam, this ancient elephant differed taken, but this is not essential to its success. I must not skins, had not been suddenly frozen in the places more even from the species of the Indies, than the horse here omit to mention the case of a merchant, whom I had Neoguack, a Danish settlement, is situated under the gza differs from the ass or zebra,

or the dog from the fox; the quantity every morning, during the time mentioned, se of narth latitudes and the Greenlanders üve still acares consequently, it cannot be admitted that one proceeds and succeeded in removing most distressing case of wornia" ne pola

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STANZAS.

Tell me not of jocund Spring,
Fair though be her dappled wing;
Tell me not of myrtle groves,
Fays and fairies, sportive loves;
Far from Pleasure's haunts I fly,
Mirth but wakes the mourning sigh.
Call not from her starry sphere
Music, heavenly Music dear!
Delphic strains for aye be mute,
Silence brood o'er harp and lute;
Music, heavenly Music bland,
Strike thy lyre in happier land !
Let me dream of yawning graves,
Raving winds, and whelming waves;
Echoing wide, from pole to pole,
List the pealing thunder's roll;
While Megæra's demon form
Shall mock the fiercely-yelling storm.
Let me on yon desert shore,
Where the billows ceaseless roar,
Where the eagle builds her nest,
Where the curlew sinks to rest,
Where, to mar the quiet scene,
Form of man has never been.
There, in yonder frowning den,
Where no prying eye shall ken,
Where no foot has ever trod,
Where was never man's abode;
There let me my dwelling make,
Stormy world, my farewell take.
False thy dazzling vizor fair,
False thy promise, “light as air;"
Beaming Love's seraphic form
Shrouds the woe-denouncing storm,
While, to rend the heart in twain,
Friendship lures with smiling mien.
Circe bland, of Proteus form,
Let me fly the howling storm;
Calmly in yon lonely nook,
Calmly on thy follies look ;
Tranquil live, and peaceful die,

My dirge the wailing bittern's cry.
Liverpool

Fagbions for April.
BALL DRESS.-Over a white satin slip, a dress of Ja-
panese plain gauze, or tulle, with a full rouleaux of

gauze
next the shoe, entwined by narrow straps of etherial blue
satin in bias: at some distance above this ornament are
bouquets of blue China astres, without foliage; the stalks
of white satin, and each bouquet confined at the extremity
of the stalks with a full rosetie of white satin, which gives
a richness to this simply-elegant embellishment. The cor.
sage is of white satin, with the bust beautifully marked
out by crossed bouffont draperies of the same light mate-
rial as the dress; the space of the corsage next the tucker
part is laid in small plaits across, anni a narrow ornament
of Vandyke blond finishes it where the neck is but very
partially displayed; the sleeves are short and very full,
and their ornaments correspond with that of the roleau at
the bottom of the skirt. The hair is arranged very full,
with curls and bows, and very short at the ears. A string,

We should here remark, that the distance betriali formed of several rows of pearls, crosses the upper part of hands appears rather too great in the engraving ; thes the forehead, in an oblique direction ; another, of the same tual distance at which the performer places them bete, description, divides the bows in front, on the summit of as we are informed, two feet eight inches. the head; bouquets of blue China astres are placed at detached and equal distances, in the most becoming manner, The Beauties of Chess. among the curls and bows. The ear-rings and necklace are of turquoise stones. Some ladies introduce the French fashion of wearing a bouquet, composed of the same flowers

Ludimus effigiem belli”.......... Vida 1 that ornament the dress, with a few sprigs of myrtle, very near the hollow of the arm, on the left side of the bust.

(NO. XXXIX.)
WALKING DRESS.A pelisse of lavender-coloured the white to move, and to give checkmate in fresas
gros de Naples, trimmed next the hem with two full rou.
leaux of the same material; above which is a border com-
posed of detached bouquets of the leaves of the water. lily

Black,
richly grouped together, fastened at the base with rings
formed of narrow rouleaux, and each leaf edged round by
a rouleaux of satin. The collar of the pelisse is narrow,

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but stands up somewhat in the French style. A kind of
full robing comes from each shoulder, and narrows, en
beguine, at the bust, till it terminates in a point under
the belt. These robings are coafined in several places by 7

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sinall puffs of satin; and the mancherons, the fullness of
which is not is not perceptible, are finished with the same
ornanient which composes the robings. The sleeves have
three narrow bracelets, or straps, close to each other at the
wrists, fastened each by a button of the same material

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as the pelisse. The hair is arranged in the Grecian style,
with a cornette of Urling's lace, with a very full border;
over which is a bonnet of lavender-grey gros de Naples,
with bows of crape of the same colour edged with white

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blond, broad, and of a handsome pattern ; two very long
and broad lappets of the same material, and edged also
with blond, confine this tasteful bonnet under the chin.
The shoes are of kid, the colour of the pelisse.

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[ORIGINAL.]

How often have I bless'd the coming day,
When toil remitting, lent its turn to play:
When all the village train, from labour free,
Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree;
While many a past me circled in the shade,
The young contending as the o'd surveyed;
And many a gambol frolick'd o'er the ground,
And sleights of art, and feats of strength, went round

WHITE.
ERRATUM IN GAME 36.-A correspondent has peitele

Goldsmith. " It is a call to keep the spirits alive.'-Ben Jonson.

NO. XXI.

TO
Though tears may dim awhile thine eyes,

And grief oppressive weigh thee down;
Yes, though thy breast is fraught with sighs,

And all around wears sorrows frown;
Oh! yet before sweet nature's gown

Is moist with evning's pearly dew, Those tears thy cheeks may trickle down,

And thou may'st bid all cares adieu ! Just so, surcharg'd, the gentle flow'r

On nature's lap reclin'd its head, But potent Sol's restoring pow'r

Its stem again with vigour fed; Again it bloom'd, again it spread

"Its sweetness on the desert air," And those who thought the flow'ret dead

Beheld it blushing, fresh and fair!

us an error in the solution of No. 36 of the gana de we have extracted from Lolli's Centuria di Parkii, 1 sequence of which, the game, which might be cases three moves, is lengthened out to five moresIn the move, the knight at D 4 gives check at B 5. opruit upon the black king, the check of the bishop at E2 author seems to have overlooked the check given beste knight, for instead of moving the black king to As the move by which he can escape the checks both of the tot and the bishop, he interposes the pawn B 7. Ha white knight been moved to F 5, whence, as well sta B 5, he might, in the fifth more, have been resserede D 6, the answering move of the black would be curs but, as the author cannot be supposed purposely to be avoided giving the double check, it is probable there is an error in the statement of the positiens game, and that there may have been some white pin B 5, which prevented the knight from moving to ou

EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCES.

We last week gave a description of the astonishing per. formances of Monsieur Decour, who appeared one evening at the Circus. The annexed engraving represents his attitude in one of his Herculean feats, the written description of which we repeat:

“A single rope being suspended from the top of the stage, and made fast through the floor and tightened, he grasp3 it and ascends a few feet; when, with one hand at soine distance above the other, he raises himself into a straight

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Chit Chat.

Dancing Pigs.--We give the following extraordinary During the late assizes at Lancaster, a man who apaccount from The Bath Journal, not asking for it, on the peared to have got his "beer on board," was staggering

part of our readers, any portion of credit beyond what they along Market-street, when a friend 'accosted him with ions Circumstance.-A short time since the servant are themselves disposed to award it :-" The following "Well, neighbour, how far are you going now ?"_"Only

W. Tuppen, of the Marine Library, Brighton, circumstances I believe few will credit, but I nevertheless to Skirton," replied the jolly fellow. Why that is ram la linnet, and put it into a cage, but not wishing to boldly state it as a fact, and refer those who doubt it to the ther a long way for you,” said his friend. Oh, dang he bird, Mr. T. let it loose. In a few hours, how place where this wonderful singularity of nature now exists, it,” replied our hero, hiccuping, "I don't mind the it returned, was again set at liberty, and again after and where they will find persons possessed of rational fa- length; it's the breudth that bothers me!" lays absence, came back. A third time the door of culties ready to corroborate this statement. A sow of Mr. e was opened, and the bird set free; but after being Abraham Wintel, of Stourhead farm, near the seat of Sir Solid Objection.-Henry the Eighth, it is said, after the two days, the willing captive re-entered its prison Richard Colt Hoare, reared eleven pigs about a month death of Jane Seymour, had some difficulty to get another

Mt. T. struck with the circumstance, now deter- since; all which, ever since their birth, have, unless while wife. His first offer was to the Dowager Duchess of to keep the bird, but the door being accidentally asleep, been dancing; they possess all the regularity one Milan : her answer was, that she had but one head; bad len, it flew off, and after an absence of several days, would naturally expect from rational faculties; they all she had two, one should have been much at his Majesty's

d once more, accompanied by a feinale bird, and couple off so as to form a regular dance, while the odd one service.
re now seen contented together in the same cage.- appears to be beating time. The people of the village at.
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tribute it to the circumstance of a band of musicians, who,

Miss M—, a young heiress of considerable personal at the latter period of the Christmas holidays, performed at attractions, chanced to be seated, the other evening, at a about the time that Mr. Sheridan took his house in in its stye; and that she was so frightened at, or so ena. shionable circles for the brilliancy of his wit, who had long

the door of the dwelling-house where this sow was confined dinner party, next to a gentleman remarkable in the fa-row, he happened to meet Lord Guildford in the moured with the music, as to produce this singular propen. made one in the train of her admirers. The conversation to whom he mentioned his change of residence, sity in her young."

turning on the uncertainty of life, “I mean to insure so announced a change in his babits. “Now, my

mine," said the young lady, archly, “ in the Hope."-word," said Sheridan, "every thing is carried on in “ I often hear of people being knocked down in the " In the hope of what?" said her admirer; " a single life buse with the greatest regularity-every thing, in evenings and robbed,” said a well-known convivialist; is hardly worth insuring; I propose that we should insure goes like clock.work."

“: Ah!” replied Lord but I never run any risk of being used so. I never go our lives together, and, if you have no objection, I should ford, “ Tick, Tick, Tick, I suppose.'

home till the morning, when all the rogues are gone to bed." (prefer the Alliance."-Hereford Independenta a

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