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ied, and embowered within a space that the eye could crowning laugh of that little creature, when, with one last, the morning beam, if the deep, solemn sound of the oid le in at one glance, and a pleasant glance it was! 1 bold, mighty effort, she reached the maternal arms, and church.clock had not broken in on my dream of profound The east window of the church was lighted up with red was caught up to the maternal besom, and half devoured abstraction, and startled me away, with half-incredulous d glowing refulgence-not with the gorgeous hues of with kisses, in an ecstasy of unspeakable love. As if pro- surprise, as its iron congue proclaimed, stroke upon stroke, cificial colouring, but with the bright banners of the voked to emulous loudness, by that mirthful outcry, and the tenth hour of the night. ting sun ; and strongly defined shadows and mouldings impatient to mingle its clear notes with that young innogolden light, marked out the rude tracery of the low cent voice, a blackbird, embowered in a tall neighbouring ed tower, and the heavy stone-work of the deep narrow bay-tree, poured out, forth with, such a full, rich, melody,

The Housewife. dows, and the projections of the low massy buttresses, as stilled the baby's laugh, and for a moment arrested its gularly applied in defiance of all architectural propor. observant ear. But for a moment. The kindred natures

Housekeeping and husbandry, if it be good.

Must love one another as cousins in Wood : 2, as they had become necessary to the support of the burst out into full chorus; the baby clapped her hands The wife, too, must husband as well as the man, ient editice. And here and there on the broken slant- and laughed aloud, and, after her fashion, mocked the un- Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can." of the buttresses, and on their projecting ledges, might seen songstress. The bird redoubled her tuneful efforts; seen patches of green and yellow moss, so exquisitely and still the baby laughed, and still the bird rejoined; and,

Wet feet.--How often do we see people trampling about oht, that methought the jewellery with which Aladdin both together, raised such a melodious din, that the echoes in the mud with leather sonked through, and bow often eased the windows of his enchanted palace was dull and of the old church rang again; and never, since the contest do such people, when they return home, sit down by the lourless, compared with the vegetable emeralds and of the nightingale with her human rival, was heard such tireside, and permit their free to dry without changing azes where with “ Nature's own sweet and cunning an emulous conflict of musical skill. I could have either stockings or shoes.-Can we ihea wonder at the id" had blazoned that old church. And the low head laughed, for company, from my unseen lurking place, coughing, and barking, and rheumatism and infiamma. nes also—some half sunk into the churchyard mould— within the dark shadow of the church buttresses. ole was, tions, which enable the doctors to ride in their carriager? my carved out into cherubim, with their trumpeters' altogether, such a scene as I shall never forget; one from Wet feet most commonly produce affections of the throat eeks and expanded wings, or with the awful emblems which I could hardly tear myself away. Nay,'I did not: and lungs; and when such diseases have once taken place, death's-heads, cross-bones, and hour-glasses! The low I stood, motionless as a statue, in my dark grey niche, till

the house is on fire'-danger is not far off: therefore, let Pad-stones, with their rustic serolls, ** that teach us to the objects before me became indistinct in twilight; till us entreat our readers, no matter how healthful, to guard se and die," those also were edged and tinted with the the last slanting sun-beams had withdrawn from the highest against wet feet.Medical Adviser. Iden gleam, and it stretched in long foods of amber panes of the church window; till the blackbird's song was fht athwart the soft green turf, kissing the nameless hil. hushed, and the baby's voice was still, and the mother

Temperance. Never eat too much. You have Galen's ks; and, on one little grave in particular (it must have and her nursling had retreated into their quiet dwelling authority for it. His constitution was very delicate, yet a that of an infant), methought the departing glory and the evening taper gleamed through the fallen white he lived to an advanced age ; and this he attributed, in a gered with peculiar brightness. Oh! it was a beauti- curtain and still open window. But yet, before that great measure, to the circunıstance of his never rising from churcta yard. A stream of running water intersected it curtain fell, another act of the heaulitul pantomime had a meal without still feeling some degrec of hunger.---Belfast sost close to the church wall. It was clear as crystal, passed in review before me. The mother, with her

in- | Magazine. ning over grey pebbles, with a sound that chimed har fant in her arms, had seated herself in a low.chair within nãously in with the general character of the scene, low, the little parlour. She untied the frock-stringsdrew off hundred and twenty pouuds. generally contains twenty

Corpulency. It is supposed, that a person weighing one the rivulet shrank into a shallow and still shallower at intervals, as the restless frolics of the still-un wearied pounds of fat. The accumulation of fat, or what is comnnel, marted with moss and water plants, and closely babe afforded opportunity; and then it was in its little monly called corpulency, and by nocnlog sts denominated hung by the low underwood of an adjoining coppice, coat and stay, the fat white shoulders shrugged up in polysarcia, is a state of body so generally met with in the in whose leafy labyrinth it stole at last silently away. antic merriment far above the slackened shoulder straps inhabitants of this country, that it may exist to a certain as an unusual and a lovely thing to see the

grave. Thus the mother's hand slipped off one soft red shoe, and degree without being deemed worthy of alten tion; but es and the green hillocks, with the very wild flowers having done so, her lips were pressed almost, as it seemed, when excessive, is not only burthensome, but becomes a sies and buttercups) growing on them, reflected in the involuntarily to the little naked foot she still held. The disease, disposing to other diseases and to studden death. e fill as it wound among them the reversed objects other, as if in proud love of liberty, had spurned off to a A book just published, by a person named Wadd, on this glancing colours shifting, blending, and trembling in distance the fellow shoe; and now the darling, disarrayed subject, contains a variety of cores for corpulency, one Sroken ripple. That and the voice of the water! It for its innocent slumbers, was hushed and quieted, but of which seems to be uputterably horrid. It is recomLife in Death.” One felt that the slecpers below not to rest—the night-dress was still to be put on, and the mended as a remedy, to devour Castile soap. What a trebut gathered for a while into their quiet chambers. little crib was

not there-not yet to rest, but to the mighty mendous abuse to the stomachic region ! Sooner would their very sleep was not voiceless. On the edges of duty already required of young Christians. And in a

we amplify ourselves to the dimensions of Daniel Lambert graves on the moist margin of the stream, grew many moment it was hushed—and in a moment the small hands himself, than make a washing tub of our paunch, and con1 of the beautiful " Forget me not." Never, sure, was were pressed together between the mother's hands,

and vert our gastric juice into suds., Vegetable diet is more appropriate station for that meek eloquent flower! the sweet serious eyes were raised and fixed upon the mo- palatable, though still objectionable. ich was the churchyard, from which, at about ten ther's eyes (there beamed, as yet, the infani's heaven), distance from the church, a slight low railing, with and one saw that it was lisping out its unconscious

prayer in a letter to the Editor of The Annals of Philosophy:

Boiling Point of Liqnids.Dr. Bostock has announced, ch wicket, divided off a patch of the loveliest green -unconscious, not surely unaccepted. A kiss froin the (yet but a continuation of the churchyard turf) maternal lips was the token of God's approval; and then that he has observed the boiling point of liquids, particuigst which peeped modestly out the little neat rectory same clasp with the half-naked babe, she held it smiling small chips of wood, &c. In the case of ether, the difed with the tall elm and luxuriant evergreens, she arose, and gathering up the

scattered garments in the larly of ether and alcohol, is altered very considerably by th. Long, low, with far projecting eaves, and case- he upraised it after having imprinted a kiss on that of his ference amounted to more than fifty thermonietric dewindows facing that large east window of the church, child-one saw in it all the holy fervour of a father's grees... Chymist.–1" A chip in porridge,” may thus turn flaming with the reflecting splendour of the setting blessing.

out to be more important than it has been thought to be.] His orb was sinking to rest behind the grove, half Then the mother withdrew with her little one-and then swering the small dwelling, which, therefore, stood in the curtain fell—and still I lingered-for, after the inter

To remove Spols of Grease from Silk. Take a little verfect quietness of its own shadow, the dark green val of a few minutes, sweet sounds arrested my departing sulphuric ether, and wet the spot of grease with it; let the es of the jessamine clusterivg round its porch and footsteps--a few notes of the harp,

a low prelude, stole other evaporate, and, if the grease is not completely gone, lows, scarcely revealing (but by their exquisite odour)sweetly out-a voice still sweeter, mingling its tones with it must be again wet with the other, which will have the are white blossoms that starred its lovely gloom.' a simple quiet accompaniment, swelled out gradually into effect of removing it without injury to the silk in the t their fragrance floated on the gentle breath' of even- a strain of sacred harmony, and the words of the evening smallest degree. - The Chymist. mingled with the perfume of mignionette, and the hymn cane wafted towards the house of prayer. Then fingered marvels of Peru (the pale daughters of twi. all was still in the cottage, and the deepening shadows

Hooping Cough.--a plaster of gum galbanum, apand innumerable sweet flowers blooming in their brought to my mind more forcibly the lateness of the hour, plied to the chest, cures this complaint.-Medical Adviser. of rich black mould, close under the lattice windows. and warned me to turn my face homewards. So I moved e were all flung wide (for the evening was still and a few steps, and yet again I lingered still; for the moon

LOUISIANA TEA SHRUB. n and one, opening down to the ground, showed the was rising, and the stars were shining out in the clear or of a very small parlour, plainly and modestly fur- cloudless heaven, and the bright reflection of one danced (From the Philadelphia National Gazette of Jan. 11, 1826.) d, but pannelled all round with well-filled bookcases. and glittered like a liquid fire-fly on the ripple of the ly's harp stood in one corner ; and in another, two stream, just where it glided into a darker, deeper pool

If this shall ultimately prove to be the genuine plant, globes and an ortery. Some small flower-baskets, beneath a little rustic foot-bridge, which led from the (and Mr. William y Lewis, who first niade the discovery, with roses, were dispersed about the roon; and at a churchyard into a shady green lane, communicating with informs the editors of the New Orleans Mercentile Adver. near the window sat a gentleman writing (or rather the neighbouring hamlet.

tiser, that, from a comparison of the seed with that of the ng over a writing-desk, with a pen in his hand) for On that bridge I stopt a minute longer, and yet another, China tea plant, there remains not a doubt of its being les were directed towards the gravel walk before the and another minute, for I listened to the voice of the the genuine plant,) there are several small plantations of w, where a lady (an elegant-looking woman, whose running water; and methought it was yet more meliflu. it now growing in Louisiana, and as it thrives most white robe and dark uncovered hair well became the ous, more soothing, more eloquent, at that still, shadowy luxuriantly, it will be an important addition to our namatronly expression of her face and figure) was hour, when only that little stat looked down upon it, with tional prosperity and wealth. The plant Aourishes in usly stretching out her encouraging arins to her little its tremulous beam, than when it danced and glittered in China in much higher latitules than Louisiana, say from hter, who came laughing and tostering towards her the warm glow of sunshine. There are hearis like that 21° to 40° north ; Louisiana being from 294 to 33°, the e soft green turf, her tipy feet, as they essayed their stream, and they will understand the metaphor.

medium latitude of China, there can be no objection as to ndependent steps in the eventful walk of life, twist

The unutterable things I felt and heard in that myste- climate. Indeed it is believed that the plant might be nd turning with graceful awkwardness, and unsteady rious music!-every sense became absorbed in that of cultivated in Maryland and Virginia, neither of which are ure, under the disproportionate weight of her fair fat hearing; and so spell-bound, I might have stayed on that as high north as some parts of the tea-growing latitudes of

It was a sweet, heart-thrilling sound, the joyous very spot till midnight, nay, Lill the stars paled before' China.

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From her briny tomb,
The maid is come,

And William shrinks agbast;
And round his bed
are shapes of dread,

Loud howling to the blast!
And, anon, the cry
Of agony

Convulsive fills the air;
And the murderer shrieks,
As morning breaks,

These boding sounds to hear ! "When the moon looks dim, And the watch fires gleam

Athwart the lurid air ;
When the rushing waves,
From their viewless caves,

Foretell the storm is near :
When the sea-fowls sweep
Oer the restless deep,

With low and fitful cry;
When the reeling mast
Yields to the blast,

As it madly rushes by :
At the fearful hour,
When in wizard tower,

Is wrought unholy spell
And the sheeted dead,
From their dusty bed,

Meet tales of horror tell!
In that hour of gloom
Shall Margaret come,

Thy traitor heart to scare;
And the madding storm,
In its wildest form,

Be calm to thy soul'a despair!
At that hour I'll haste,
Oer the pathless waste,

of the rouring ocean wide;
From the gory wave,
The unblest grave,

of her, thy destined bride!
And again, and again,
My spectre wan,

In ita sedge-bound shroud shall come;
And never shall rest,
Revisit thy breast,

TUI shared thy victim's tomb!
Not tm ocean deep
O'er thee shall sweep,

Thy grave the bounding bülow,
Shall the ghastly shade,
of the murdered mald,

Desert thy lonely pillow !
Let prayers be read,
And mass be said,

For the death-bell loud is knelling;
And shapes of fear
Are gathering near,

of retribution telling!

Now morning dawns,

have seen at least forty summers: bluss his youth! bel And Margaret warns

can he be very young! To her far-off briny bed ;

But to our excursion: and here I beg to remark, And orient beams

I do not intend closely to follow up our tourist in all N O'er ocean streams,

freaks and fulminating maneuvres, but simply wo ghi And the beacon fires are dead. along after him, at a safe and respectful distance

, in d Farewell, farewell,

manner best suited to my taste and leisure; and, te The sea-nymphs' shell

memory, to point out some of the obvious omissions of H O'er rock and wave is sounding;

journal. I shall join him, if you please, where the Clyd But on thine ear

forms that beautiful sweep round Glasgow-green

, and A voice of fear,

without pointing out the excellencies of this delighai Mirth's wildest revel drowning!

park, with its avenues and monument, just drop over tid

ruins of Dr. P-'s bridge;f the city of Glasgoe tera Mid festal glee

ing in polished freestone on the one hand, and the bunge Will whisper thee,

of Gorbals fumigating in all its antiquity and Eleb et of her thy guile betrayed ;

the other. Hutcheson's-town had not, it the period of While day and night

which we treat, yet reared her hundred of all chissepi Shall haunt thy sight,

over nearly as many steam-engines ;I dor ti dhe very The ghost of the Murdered Maid !"

fine town of Lauriston extended its charming terrae aling Liverpool.

the south bank of the river, to call forth the adrenthe

of the stranger; but, in those days, the Old-bridge szetched Literature, Criticism, &c its narrow parapets and planted its massive boter

upon the Clyde, and deserved at least a passing met

This bridge has, in our day, become classical fixa te CRITIQUE

circumstance of its being recorded as the spot where las ON THE “ NARRATIVE OF AN EXCURSION TO LOCH LOMOND."

Osbaldistone unexpectedly met the freebooter Res, a

is detailed in the Waverley Novels. The Braciela We have to inform the writer of the following critique, bridge,g under which our traveller moored for the viel that, previously to the reception of his letter, we had made has been often admired for the elegance of its arcbice up our minds not to proceed with the narrative to Loch

CHAPTER SECOND. Lomond, which is the subject of his animadversions. In declining the remainder of the tour, we are influenced by It was four o'clock, reader, on a fine summa two reasons. In the first place, we find to our surprise when

" With sails unfurld, that the publication gives offence in some quarter. We

And swivell'd prow, confess also, that, when we came to peruse the first por

To storm the world, tion of the work in the type, we regretted that we had

Or-kill a 'crow,'" pledged ourselves to its appearance ; nor could we con our formidable traveller “glided away" down the se ceive how it could ever have“ passed muster” at the first stream of Clyde, and keeping a good look out," perusal. Our readers may recollect that we prefaced the expresses it, saw not any thing remarkable, sare " cel first portion of it by saying that it was written in a very slo tary crow,"|| in search of her breakfast, which D. Alle venly way, and that the author had not made the most of D. A., I had almost added an M to it

) shot

. And his very ample materials. A second perusal, however, still reader, shall I appeal to your sympathy in this direc lowered the piece in our estimation ; and we have now only gency, and shall that sympathy be exercised in fata to regret that we gave a place to so puerile and common. the poor hungry crow, defunct, or on ber forker place a detail, the writer of which seems to have possessed derers, who betake themselves, instanter, to vald the gift of seizing upon the most trifling objects, and the shore to pick up this inestimable prize, and, " per defect of overlooking every thing grand and picturesque. after this, we got a-ground ?" His common-places perpetually remind us of the speci

Most unfortunate, certainly, Mr. Traveller; b5 men given by Swift, in his dissertation on the bathos.

keeping your good“ look out,” (surely not alone “Beast, tame and savage, to the river's brink

crows,) where was the little village of Govan, of Came froria the fields and wild abodes to drink."

in those days for its salmon and Glenlerit whiskey? ! was the ancient burgh of Renfrew, noted for its

an' yill ?” and where the distant spires of Poker TO THE EDITOR. Sir,--Notwithstanding your precautionary proem to

Nelson's pillar, of course, was not erected the the narrative of " The Traveller," upon his excursion of which we write. This monument stood for from Glasgow to Loch Lomond, I set myself down with unengraved, and one dreadful afternoon it wund some anticipation of enjoyment from the perusal ; but, lightning, and cleft from the top to the base ser alas ! how wofully was I disappointed! Instead of a

remarked, that it was now engraved by the ting glowing description of the striking scenery and renowned and a few stanzas of considerable merit were compte

the occasion. localities with which this part of Scotland abounds, I

+ I never knew it was called by that name on the found a meagre narrative about a boat, with its pop-guns site a wooden foot-walk bridge is thrown over, which and fishing.tackle a lazy pilot, and miserable refresh- been admired for its one well-formed arch. ment of “loaf bread,"(why not oaten-cakes?) washed down I observe in a statistical account, by Mr. Celons, ord with “ grog,” (whiskey toddy would have been better,) gow, in the Glasgow Herald of last week, that there a and a cold room, without fire, after sun-set; and all these, present 166 working steamengines in that come si and almost only these, from a tour a-down a valley, as I

§ I have seen this bridge planted with eannon, for the have observed, fertile with objects on which the memory pose of defending the city,

it was on one awful night and the eyes could luxuriate for a long summer's day. with fate," in 1819 20, when radicalism broke fotka

Your “ impression, that the author is a very young moors, near Paisley, and rose in all its horrors, like a man," does not at all strike me. The journey was entered mare upon the terror-struck imaginations of the

men weavers" (1. e. quondam operatives) of Glasgow. upon (sd June, 1800) nearly five-and-twenty years ago;

| Some one breathes in my ear, Oh, oh! and, if our “ traveller” could, at that period, note down his observations (alas ! for observation) not in “ good set tory, are situated at no great distance from the river,

9 Cruikston Castle and Camp-hill, both celebrated all terms,” but in such terms as they do appear, he must served the notice of a " traveller."



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Elderslie, the renowned Elderslie of “ Wallace dred miles athwart the island, and are well known as the and the whole erection being in such bad order when I ht?" where

Grampian mountains, “where Norval fed his father's saw it in 1818, I think I may hazard the opinion that it They lighted a taper at the dead of night

flock.” Considerably down the river, on the south bank, was built before the year 1800. Near Renton is the birthAnd chaunted their holiest hymn;

under a lofty hill, you have an indistinct view of Greenock, place of poor Toby; and I should imagine few travellers But her brow and her bosom were damp with affright,

with her masts and spires, and many boated bay," near pass up the Leven, without visiting the spot where one of Her eye was all sleepless and dim! And the lady of Elderslie wept for her lord,

which Port Glasgow, emulating the elder port, looks our most pleasing novelists and sweetest poets first drew When a death-watch beat in her lonely room;

proudly down, with her blue painted* bells, upon the breath. I cannot refrain from embracing the opportunity When her curtain had shook of its own accord,

brilliant sheet of water mantling beneath. Newwark's of repeating the following stanzas, by Smollett, on his And the raven had happ'd at her window-board, lonely tower ('tis not in my recollection, if it be the native stream : To tell of her warrior's doom !" Newwark of Sir Walter Scott) raises its humble battle

ODE TO LEVEN-WATER. ere was the romantic scenery which first opens on the ments hard by the latter port, but the eye at this distancet near Kilpatric, and enchants the passenger, as he pro; can scarcely distinguish it.

On Leven's banks, while free to rove, s, with its increasing magnificence and sublimity, until Our traveller now discharges a whole round of pop

And tune the rural pipe of love, prow rides on the surges of St. George's Channel ?

I envied not the happiest swain

That ever trode th' Arcadian plain. rom a small elevation near Kilpatric, we have one of guns, "double loaded,” at Dumbarton Castle, and mis

takes the hoisting of the flag to announce high water, for Pure stream, in whose transparent wave finest views imaginable. The Clyde, with its ship. , bays, villas, and headlands, Dunglass's hoary ruins, garrison does not return his fire,” but upon reflection, a returning signal. He is perfectly astonished why the My youthful limbs I wont to lave;

No torrents stain thy limpid source; Dumbarton Castle preseing forwards its mighty ridge, feels higher honoured in the breach than in the observ.

No rocks impede thy dimpling course, : were into the centre of the river, and fronting to the ance," when he discovers their flag hung out as a symbol

That sweetly warbles o'er its bed,

With white, round, polish'd, pebbles spread ; " There, watching high, the least alarms, of friendship."

Where, lightly pois'd, the scaly brood Thy rough rude fortress gleams afar,

He does not waste one line upon a description of the In myrids cleave thy crystal flood; Like some bold veteran gray in arms, castle, nor does he appear to have made the smallest in

The springing trout in speckled pride, And marked with many a seamy scar.

The salmon, monarch of the tide ; quiry if admittance could be procured ; probaby he thought The ponderous wall, the massy bar,

The ruthless pike, intent on war; all that could be said of this celebrated rock worthy our Grim-rising o'er the rugged rock,

The silver eel and mottled par. Have oft withstood assailing war,

attention had already been well told : so think I, and have Devolving from thy parent lake And oft repelled the invader's shock." but to observe, that had he entered the guard-room by the A charming maze thy waters make

By bowers of birch and groves of pine, le village of Kilpatric is famous for the belief which gates of the arsenal, he would there have seen a double

And edges flower'd with elgantine. Thabitants entertain of its being the birthplace of edged two-handed rusty sword, which is exhibited as

Still on thy banks, so gaily green, Patriek: to this, however, Paddy will not subscribe. “ Wallace's sword,” and an enormous one it has been, for May num'rous herds and flocks be seen ;

And lasses chaunting o'er the pail, r this village the canal, which forms the junction of it is now but the remains of a huge weapon. Wallace

And shepherds piping in the dale; orth and Clyde, enters ; and now the river widens must have had numerous swords, as I have seen several of

And ancient faith that knows no guile, y into a fine expanse. As we sail along, to the them elsewhere.

And industry imbrown'd with toil; ard towers the misty peak of Benlomond, through a

Proceed we now into the Leven, and, admiring the mazy And hearts resolved and hands prepard 1 of the mountains, of about one half mile, where course of this limped stream, adorned with castles, woods, The blessings they enjoy to guard. anks of the river form a plane level between the pro- and modern villas, pause not until we approach the village To conclude, for I doubt I have encroached too much way of Dumbeck and the rock of Dunbarton Castle of Renton, where there is a pillar erected to the memory upon your time, Mr. Editor, and for which I request your foreground smokes the extensive glass-works of of Tobias Sinollett. I am not aware if this pillar was forgiveness, I shall only add, that, but for the circum

and Co. over the quiet village of Dunbarton, now standing twenty-five years ago; but from the marble tab- stances of frightening a Highlandman from his gabert's without its “ drum.” “ Dumbarton's drums beat" let placed in the pedestal being much defaced and broken, hold, and astonishing the Dumbartonshire mountains, in ger bonny;" the beat that we hear, and its ac.

Blue painted bells.—A certain magistrate of this town, to the stillness of their summer sublimity, with his obstreaying melody, proceed from an arena, typifying a evince his wisdom and economy, ordered that the bells of perous pop-guns, together with some sundry matters very Cartarus.

Port Glasgow be painted blue, to fortify them against the tear childish and mal apropos,-) remark, that but for these promotory of Dumbuck, which frowns down even and wear of ringing. The bells were painted blue; when, lo! your traveller might otherwise bave been journey ing down sately castle, terminates that grand range of moun the worthy rabistrate da se pretend that in living his belus a the Jordan to Jericho with as much

propriety of observacoat, he had robbed them of their voices. This happened not tion as paddling in the steam-propelling Clyde.--I am, &c. which take their rise on the German Ocean, near a hundred years ago. ren, and runs on an angle for upwards of two hun. + Dumbarton Castle.


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The Investigator.
nical philosophy, at the Edinburgh school of arts ; on

To Joseph Manton, of Hanover-square, gun-mata whose talents and zeal in this cause he pronounced a warm for improvements in fire-arms.--26th February - 6 nich (Comprehending Political Economy, Statistics, Jurispru.

To William Hopkins Hill, of Woolwich, lieutetart dence, occasional passages from Parliamentary Speeches eulogium. Mr. Heywood was frequently interrupted in of a general nature, occasional Parliamentary Docu- the course of his address, by the cheers of the assembly : vessels. -26th February 6 months.

artillery, for improvements in machinery for propela ments, and other speculative subjects, excluding Party and at its conclusion, a burst of applause followed, which To George Augustus Kollmaun, of the Friery, San Politics. ] did not subside for some moments.

James's-place, Middlesex, professor of music

, for i Mr. Wilson then came forward, and his appearance provements in the mechanism and construction of pied was hailed with marks of approbation. He informed the

fortes.-26th February.- 2 months.

To James Bateman, of Upper-street, Islington, le (from the Manchester Courier.]

assembly that the first part of the course would creat of portable life-boat.-26th February, - 2 months the properties of material bodies, and the object of me. To Cornelius Whitehouse, of Wednesbury

, skitesui In order to accommodate a greater number of persons, chanical philosophy was to investigate the laws upon which for improvements in manufacturing tubes for gas, kad the Minor Theatre was selected instead of the room in the various phenomena of matter depended." Mr. w. 26th February-6 months. which it was originally intended the lecture should be then proceeded to state the three several forms under which method of making nibs or slots in copper, et ether med delivered ; and so great was the interest which prevailed matter is found to exist, namely, the solid, the liquid, and cylinders, used for printing cottons, & c-Aid February on this occasion, that long before the appointed hour the fluid or aeriform ; and :o explain its various properties --6 months. the house was completely filled in every part, and several of extension, form, divisibility, impenetrability, com. To David Gordon, of Basinghall-stred

, and William who were unable to obtain admittance, arrived about the pressibility, porosity, &c. &c. most of which he illustrated Bowser, of Parsons-street, Wellclose-square, iron-1282. commencement of the lecture. by a series of familiar experiments. Mr. Wilson adopts facturer, for improvements in plating or evening ta við

copper, &c - 26th February.--6 months. BENJAMIN HEYWOOD, Esq. the worthy and zealous the theory of M. Boscovish, Dr. Priestley, and others, who To Chevalier Joseph de Mettemberg, of Paley plan President of the institution, pronounced an introductory assert the impenetrability of matier, and that it consists Mary-le-hone, physirian, for a vegetable, menarik, a address, and was greeted on his appearance in such a man only of physical points endued with powers of attraction spirituous preparation, called Quintesscuce Autsories ner, as abundantly testified the high sense entertained of and repulsion. Provided, therefore, a body move with a

or Mettemberg's water, and also a particular acid his valuable services to the institution and his zeal for its sufficient velocity, or have a degree of momentum sufficient employing the same by absorption as a specife and en

. interests. Heexplained the objects of the institution, and to overcome the power of repulsion it may meet with, it To John Masterman, of No. 68, Old Broado expatiated upon the importance of the union of Science will find no difficulty in making its way through any other an improved method of corking boliles.--Sib dizawith Art in the person of the practical mechanic. He body whatever, without any respect to the relative hard. months, would then no longer be the mere imitator, travelling on ness or sofiness of the two. This, Mr. Wilson illustrated of Stratford-place, Mary-le-bone, and Charles list

To Abraham Howry Chanabers, and Ennis Charles in the saine beaten track which others had trodden before by firing a waxen bullet through a thick deal board. A of Adam-street, Manchester-squure, for a dev biel him; but would apply himself to an investigation of those corollary from this proposition is, that no such thing as apparatus.m-5th March.-6 months. principles and laws which regulated his particular handi. absolute contact exists between any two particles of matter, To Williain Halley, of Holland-street, Bide craft, and would thus open an abundant field for new dis- that, if the velocity be sufficiently great, one body will roud, Surrey, iron-founder and blowing machine coveries, and for suggesting improvements upon scientific pass completely through another, without displacing any to be used there with, or separate. —-5th March.-.principles in the practice already in use. Mr. Heywood of the particles of which it is composed. We have not To Robert Winch, of Steward's-buildings, held up to his auditory, as bright examples for imitation, space this week to notice the other experiments, the argu. Fields, Surrey, engineer, for improvement and as a stimulus to exertion in the acquirement of know. ments against the infinite divisibility of matter and its in- pumps for raising water, &c.-5th March. ledge, the names of Franklin, Watt, Arkwright, and other finite extension, and various other interesting points in the

To William Henry James, of Coburg-place, Ta practical mechanics who had immortalized their names by lecture; but we shall probably recur to them again. Pail-ways, and carriages to be employed there.

green, near Birmingham, engineer, for improvema their scientific acquirements, and most of whom laboured Judging from this introductory lecture, Mr. Wilson's March - 6 months. under the very great and discouraging difficulties which it style appears clear, and his observations and arguments * To William Hirst and John Wood, both of Leed was the object of this institution to remove. Mr. Heywood perspicuous. His own good sense and experience will improvements in cleaning, milling, or fulling cloth earnestly recommended to his auditory the careful perusal doubtless suggest to him the necessity of descending to the

March.-6 months, of the life of the late illustrious Mr. James Watt, and level of the capacities of his hearers as he proceeds in his bone, architect, and James Turner, of Well-street

To John Linnell Bond, of Newman-street

, My expressed his approbation of Mr. Brougham's interesting illustrations of the practical application of the sciences to le-bone, builder, for improvements in the construe pamphlet on the education of the people. He could not, art. We would not here be understood to insinuate that windows, casements, folding sashes (usually caled however, but lament a misconception into which the ho- this was not done in the present instance, as far as the na.sashes) and doors, by means of which the same art nourable and learned gentleman had fallen, with respect to ture of the subject would admit of; but as it is essentially clude rain and wind, and to afford a free circulati the mode in which it was proposed to conduct this institu- requisite in a public lecturer that he endeavours to convey air. -9th March._2 'inonths. tion. He had supposed that none but the honorary mem- knowledge to others rather than display his own, we throw To Thomas Hancock, of Goswel Mers, 8. ld bers were to have any share in the management. No such out the observation in order that it may not be lost sight Middlesex, patent cork-manufacturer, for a news thing was contemplated ; (cheers) but at its first establish. of. Mr. Wilson concluded by expatiating on the im. facture, which may be used as a substitute for leathe ment the institution took for its basis the plan of the Edin- portance of mathematical knowledge to the study of me.

otherwise.-15th March.-6 months.

To Thomas Hancock, of Goswel Mews, fer burgh school of arts. Mr. H. then enumerated the various chanical philosophy, and expressed his willingness to

ments in making ships' bottoms, vessels and we circumstances which ought to render the The Manchester further any plan for the formation of mathematical classes. different descriptions, and various manufactures, Mechanics' Institute one of the first and most flourishing He announced that the next lecture would take place on rous or fibrous súbstances, impervious to air a in the kingdom, which it was his most anxious wish, proud | the 12th of April; and in the mean time he should be and for coating and protecting the furnaces of as he was of this his native town, at no very distant period happy if any mechanic would turn his attention to the metallic and other bodies. 15th March. mesto

To Thomas Hancock, of Goswel Mews, is to see it; and he had great satisfaction in informing the solution of the problem of the saw ; that is to say, why an

ments in the process of making or manufacturing assembly, that eight of their worthy townsmen had most through any substance, a deal board for instance, more cordage and other articles from hemp, tar: handsomely offered to lend the institution £500 each, to effectually than one with a much siner and keener edge

March.--6 months. make up a sum of £1000, to be employed in the purchase which is perfectly

smooth. An individual from the gal: ments-on springs and other apparatus used for

To John Colling, of Lambeth, engineer, før of land, and the erection of a suitable building for the pur-lery replied, "because it more easily separates the fibres." poses of the institution (immense cheering). The assem. it does so that I want you to tell me. Mr. Wilson--"Aye, my friend, but it is the reason why

doors.- 15th March. 6 months.
To Robert Bretell

Bate, of the Poultry, opticies bly were aware that the formation of a library had already tention to it, and perhaps you can tell me when we meet his improvement on the frames of eyeglacia commenced, and so soon as it could be carried into effect, again." it was intended to add a workshop and a laboratory, where

To Henry Nunn, and George Freeman, both d' 8

friars-road, Sarrey, lace manufacturers, for impone the student, who had a thirst for knowledge, would have

Scientific Records.

in machinery for making that sort of face an opportunity of reducing to practice the various princi.

known by the name of bobbin-net ---15ch March ples of science he had imbibed in the library or at the lec

months. tare; and honorary rewards would be given to those who

To Samuel Brown, of Saville-rom, Middlezt. should distinguish themselves in any branch of Science for an improved method of producing figures or orna: motion to vessels employed in island navigatios

To John Heathcoat, of Tiverton, lace-manufacturer, mander in the royal navy, for his apparatus fit or Art. Mr. Heywood then announced that the directors ments on gools manufactured from silk, cotton, &c.- March. months. had made arrangements for the delivery of a course of Dated 25th February, 1825.-6 months to enrol specifi. To Joseph Barlow,of the New-road, St George's

, MA lectures, on chymistry, by the justly celebrated Mr. R.

cation. Philips , E. R. Š. lecturer to the London institution ; and ing.desk manufacturer, for an inkstand, in which, by pres- known by the name of bastard and piece supuse To David Edwards, of King-street, Bloomsbury, writ. fying and improving the quality and colour di

sex, sugar-refiner, for his process for bleaching an conchided, by introducing to the assembly the Rev. Andrew sure, the ink is caused to flow to use. ---26th February March.--6 months. Wilson, A. M. late lecturer on mathematics and mecha. 1 2 months.

To William Grisinthwaite, of King's-place, Ne


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n, for bis improvement in air engines.—15th March. fested become yellow; the trees themselves die at the top, Biographical Notices.

and soon entirely perish. Their ravages have been long Richard Whitechurch and John Whitechurch, of known in Germany, and the insect is formally mentioned

63 In a volume now before us (The trials of the Regi. F-yard, Cary-street, Middlesex, for an improvement on in the old liturgies of that country. This pest has been ges for doors, &c. which will enable the doors, &c. to 'particularly prevalent at several periods, occasioning in- cides) we find a manuscript copy of the following sketch, opened on the right and left (changing the hinges), and calculable mischief. In 1783, the vumber of trees de and also an original comment upon it, which we shall Hor without a rising hinge.--17th March.- 2 months. stroyed in the Hartz forests was reckoned at a million and insert next week. We consider the two documents inMark Cosnahan, of the Isle of Man, for a vew appa- a half. The premature decay of the elm trees in the Mall is for ascertaining the way and leeway of ships, also ap- and Birdcage Walk in St. James's Park, is to be attri- teresting, as some of the Colonel's descendants are at this able to other useful purposes.--17th March.—6 months. buted to this insect; and it should justly bear the blame moment residents in this town and neighbourhood. that has been v'rongfully cast on the young recruits, who,

THE LIFE OF THOS. WAYTE, ESQ. The aiuralist's Diar)).

it was said, wantonly wounded the bark of the trees with
their bayonets: the idle loungers also came in for their From the Rev. Mark Noble's Lives of the English Regi-
share of malediction : but it has sir.ce been discovered that

cides, vol. 2, p. 310.
APRIL, 1825.

Messrs. Scolyti and Co., the corselet-armed anbuscaders,
have perpetrated the mischief complained of.

Thomas Wayte, Esq. was a native of Rutlandshire, and (From Time's Telescope.)

If the garden, like the year, is not now absolutely at its is said to have been the son of an alehouse keeper, (see

best, it is perhaps better; inasmuch as a pleasant promise, Wood's Nasti Oxonienses, vol. 2, col. 64) at Market Over[Concluded from our last.]

but half performed, partakes of the best parts of both pro: ton, in that county; but going into the Parliament army, 1 April, or early in the next month, the plover, lap- or ought to be; for the weeds have not yet begun to made such good use of his time, that he obtained a Colog or pee-wit (tringa vanellus) lays her eggs, and sits, make head, the annual flower seeds are all sown, the di- nel's commission, and a seat in the long Parliament. In she makes no nest. A few pairs will retire to heaths, visions and changes among the perennials, and the re- 1643 he beat up the King's quarters near Burley-house, vos, or ploughed fields during the season of incubation, morals and plantings of the shrubs, have all taken place, and

probably then, or immediately after, became, in conks of the dykes of marshes, or the great drains in our the turf has begun to receive its regular rollings anu mow. sequence of it, Governor of Burley-on-the-Hill, in Rus. 15 districts; and the traveller who at this season passes ings. Among the bulbous-rooted perennials, all that were landshire.

the roads bordering upon such places (as they com- not in flower during the last two months, are so now; and He wrote to the Parliament, in 1648, that he had fallen ly do in some counties), is wearied by the incessant if the season, up to the commencement of this month, has on those who had made insurrection at Stamford, in Linnd inquietude of these birds, which rise at his ap- been seasonable, and if due care has been taken in the h, and wheel around him in a kind of tumbling flight, planting and tending of them, we may still encounter the colnshire, and had killed Dr. Nudson, who had comnpanied by the unremitting cry of pce wit, pee-wit; tulip, hyacinth, daffodil, the various kinds of narcissus, manded them, with some others, and had taken many this successive cry will assail him as long as he re. &c. Indeed, the richest and rarest kinds of tulip are prisoners, but had dismissed the countrymen; which the s near their haunts, which are commonly surrounded scarcely yet in blow. But what we are chiefly to look for House approving of, sent him their thanks, and ordered flat, aguish, uninteresting country, where nothing is now are the fibrous-rooted and herbaceous perennials.

but the whispering of the wind in the reeds and There is not one of these that has not awoke from its winter that the General should send him a commission to try the s, and the deafening monotonous clamour

of this dreams, and put on at least the half of its beauty. A few prisoners by martial law: soon afterwards he reported to these conjoined, give to some of our low fen roads of them venture to display all their attractions at this time, the House the defeat and capture of Duke Hamilton, din character of dreariness and melancholy; and from a wise fear of that dangerous rivalry which they with all the circumstances relative to it. coid, wet districts are called in some places 'pee-wit. must be content to encounter if they were to wait for a As one of the army grandees, he contrived and assisted

In this season, the bird is fearless of man, and she month longer: for a pretty villager might as well hope to in the destruction of his Sovereign, whom their arms had , with insuliing vociferation, to drive him from her gain hearts at Almack's, as a demure daisy or a modest conquered, fearing his Majesty and the Parliament should but when the broods are fledged, they unite in polyanthus think to secure its due attention in the pre: settle their quarrel, and they, in consequence of it, be

feeding upon worms and slugs, in open meadows sence of the glaring peonies, flaunting roses, and tower. immons, and are then wild and vigilant creatures. ing lilies of May and midsummer. Among the shrubs disbanded, without reaping those rewards they were de. south of Scotland this bird is called the pease-weep.' that form the enclosing belt of the flower-garden, the lilac termined to obtain. He sat as one of the pretended his delightful month, in which the feathered tribe is in full leaf, and loaded with its heavy branches of judges at the mock trial on the 25th, 26th, and 27th Jan. busily engaged in forming their temporary habita- bloom-buds; the common laurel, if it has reached its flow in the Painted Chamber, and on the last of these in Westind in rearing and maintaining their offspring, how ering age, is hanging out its meek modest flowers, prepait is it

ratory to putting forth its vigorous summer shoots; the minster-ball, when sentenced was pronounced against the iroam abroad amidst the mists, and dewo,

larch has on its hairy tufts of pink, stuck here and there unhappy Monarch: and he signed and sealed that instruAnd brightness of the early morning sky, among its delicate threads of green.

ment, which commanded the execution of it. yen rose and hawthorn leaves wear tenderest hues. What exquisite differences, and resemblances, there are To watch the mother linnet's stedfast eye, between all the various blossoms of the fruit-trees; and no

After this event, we hear nothing of this man until the ited upon her nest; or wondering muse

less in their general effect than in their separate details! Restoration : he seems neglected by the Parliament, and On her eggs' spots, and bright and delicate dye: The almond-Blossom, which comes while the tree is quite totally given up by Oliver, when he became Protector, peep into the magpie's thorny ball,

bare of leaves, is of a bright blush rose-colour; and when who even omitted his name as one of the Committee for wren's green cone in some hoar mossy wall.

they are fully blown, the tree, if it has been kept to a compact Rutlandshire, which he had enjoyed during the Parlis

Howitt's Forest Minstrel. head, instead of being permitted to straggle, looks like one vine now espands its empurpled leaves. Honesty, huge rose, magnified by some fairy magic, to deck the

ment's influence. a wort, is in flower; and the new sprung leaves of bosom of some fair giantess. The various kinds of plum

[Mr. Noble then proceeds to detail the particulars of et chesnut, in their turn, are playing in the breeze. follow, the blossoms of which are snow-white, and as full Mr. Wayte's trial, (for which see p. 294) observing, that g roles are now to be found in their nests; this is and clustering as those of the

almond. The prach and he was extremely troublesome to the court; though he time, therefore, for destroying them. 3.Weasels and nectarine, which are now in full bloom, are unlike either does not appear to have been more so than others, whose re great enemies to moles, and frequently get into of the above; and their sweet effect, as if growing out of lives and fortunes were at stake, or than his Rev. biograoles, kill the inhabitants, and take up their own the hard bare wall

, or the rough wooden paling, is pecu- pher himself might have been under similar circum.

liarly pretty. They are of a deep blush colour, and of a stances; and the account is concluded with the following us kinds of insects are now observed; as the jump- delicate bell-shape, and their divisions open or shut, as remarks.) er, seen on garden walls; and the webs of other the cherishing sun reaches or recedes from them. But, “ By this relation it may be seen, that Mr. Wayte wag of spiders are found on the bushes, palings, and perhaps, the bloom that is richest and most promising in by no means a man of understanding, and that the party of houses. The inlus terrestris appears, and the lits general appearance, is that of the cherry, clasping its made him the meanest dupe to their most wicked schemes: uch beats early in the month. The wood-ant now white honours all around the long straight branches, from > construct its large conical nest. Little maggots, heel to point, and not letting a leaf or bit of stem be seen, it should also be observed, if his relation be true, that state of young ants, are now to be found in their except the three or four leaves that come as a green finish Grey was not for having the King put to death, but he the shell-snail comes out in troops; and the sting at the extremity of each branch. The pear blossom is was so bad a man, and so deep in the mystery, that little nd the red ant appear.

also very rich and full; but the apple (loveliest of all!) is reliance can be placed on the opinion of a man, who seems nole-cricket is the most remarkable of the insect scarcely as yet

open. about this time. The blue flesh-fly, and the

to have a very bad judgment. It may, however, be a proTimely, though late, the pomp of Spring draws on: ly, are frequently observed towards the end of the

bable surmise, that many of those who were drawn in to

Their flowery carpets are the meads preparing: The great variegated libellula, which appears,

The woods, as yet some wintry tatters wearing,

sit as judges, were fooled by the heads of the party, prely, towards the decline of summer, is an animal Now haste their liveries of green to don.

tending that it was only meant to try, and even condemo ar beauty. The cabbage butterfly, also, now ap. The banks blush violets, while the primrose wan

the King, to bring him, wben in só deplorable a situation, The black slug abounds at this season. The newt Thrusts her meek head from forth the trodden leaves en crawling along the bottoms of ponds and deep Of forest path; with them the cowslip weaves

to adopt what schemes they pleased, and what terms they Her golden pendents. Thickly now upon

chose to lay him under by their own security and reward. beetle tribe now on the wing, the scolytus de. The dressy hedge-rows snowny blossoms stand,

Mr. Walker says, he soon obtained an estate of £500, dermestes scolytus of Linneus) may be noticed

of sloe and cherry; for the speckled boughs

who before was not able to purchase five pounds a year; straordinary powers of injuring trees. It is deHave burst at once, as by enchanter's wand,

but when I hear him speaking of his estates, I am led to in Kirby and Spence's Introduction to Entomo.

Into rich network: green, where late the plough's feeding on the soft inner bark only, and as makFresh trace appeared, the fields and every thing,

suppose that he was not so mean, nor so poor a man as he attacks in such vast numbers, that 80,000 have Hark! from his airy tower the lark proclaims the Spring.

has been represented; but by his speech he seems to have nd on a single tree. The leaves of the trees in.

had little or no education, or to have made an ill use of it."


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