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The Beauties of Chess. we are far, therefore, from being desirous of disturb- serve a friend from drowning by the means I am abou: to
ing the preconceived notions of others by the promulgation describe.. I must, however, premise, that it is attended
of our own scepticism; availing ourselves, merely, of the with considerable risk, especially if the person you venture “Ludimus effigiem belli”............VIDA. same right of unrestrained thought, vested alike in every to rescue lose his presence of mind, which is too often the
case with those who are in danger of being drowned. SOLUTION TO GAME VI.
.What! have we not Mr. Hunt and Miss Ford ? Yea, in the annexed sketch, the foremost figure is in the act While.
verily. And are not they each in possession of the niost of swimming, carrying along with him another person, Koight. ....F_3
eminent vocal powers ? Verily, nay. What then are who is borne up simply by applying one hand to each hip Knight......D—4
It will surprise any swimmer who King ....A-2
they? A lady and gentleman of rather prepossessing of his companion. Kaight.....E-2
exterior, whose mellifluous throats emit infinitely more first tries the experiment, to find with what ease he can King ....A-1
of sound than melody. Mr. Hunt should not sing any support a person attached to him in this manner. Koight.. ..C-1
Pawo..... A-2 thing, if he hopes to inherit ought of fame, except Pray Some persons try the experiment by placing the hands Kaight.....B—3+MATE.
Goody;" and Miss Forde we shall take especial care never upon the shoulders of the swimmer ; holding on at the hips
to hear sing again. Well, but there is also Miss Cramer, is preferable, however; because, in that position, the [so. VII.]
and Mr. 8. Bellamy too, both distinguished names in the body and arms of the person to be borne along are
the annals of our opera. Of the former our opinion is cer-wholly immersed in the water: in consequence of which, CONDITIONAL GAME.
tainly more exalted than it is of any female songsters we he loses so much of his weight as to be easily supported Checkmate to be given with a particular pawn, under taste, science, and judgment, and can articulate withal, a have this season seen and heard from the capital. She has by the swimmer.
A person who cannot swim might easily be carried over particular circumstances. The white moves, and engages qualification most singers think quite superfluous; but her a narrow and deep stream by this means, if he has suffi. to give checkmate in five moves (neither more nor less) voice wants volume and mellowness, her acting dignity, cient presence of mind; but it he become em barrassed, with the pawn D—5, without displacing the pawn D-7. and her elocution discriminative pathos. The disciples of and throw his legs and arms round those of his compa
Euterpe have, however, the very plausible privilege of nion, there is a probability that both may be drowned.
disregarding dialogue, as poets have of contemning truth; I should recommend to your readers who can swim, to Black.
and hence it happens, probably, that Mr. Bellamy, whose accustom themselves to this experiment in some safe place,
lungs are amply stentorian, disdains to separate his pretty (the Floating Bath, for instance;) as it is an excellent mode у 8 р а н н он
ruby lips, save when the welkin echos his more than of extricating from danger, another person, who may be
MAFFEY, YORK HOTEL, TARLETON-STREET.
THE LAST WEEK. be an agreemble dream from which we will before pain tend THIS PAX (Monday the 16th estable and every day straight is seen no more. In the full blaze of Miss tation of HARLEQUIN PARROT, a grand comic Spectacle, O'Neill's celebrity she retired from the stage universally interspersed with Dances, Metamorphoses, Disguises,
beautiregretted. The bright sun of her professional glory sankful Dresses, and changes of Scenery: effulgently beneath a matrimonial horizon, and shed a the 18th instant, a superb View of the
On Monday, the 16th, Tuesday, the 17th, and Wednesday, lustre on the altar of hymen that yet illumes her domestic
CITY OF MOSCOW, A B C D E F G H happiness. Mrs. Bunn is, therefore, now undisputed an animated Scene, of exquisite execution, and of acknow
mistress of the tragic field. In the sombre walk of Mel ledged Adelity.-On Thursday, the 19th, and Friday, the WHITE. pomene she is without compeer; nor as the heroine of inaritime View of
20th, will be substituted the beautiful, picturesque, and
PORTICI, what is technically termed the heavy drama, does her act- the Castle of his Majesty, the King of Naples. This view * Some novices in chess, upon seeing these kind of ing admit
of successful competition. Biancha, Helen Mac- presents one of the most charming coup d'eil in Italy, and conditional games, very sagaciously discover that the Lady Townly we have seen performed by Mrs. Davidson entertainments, which will be detailed in the hills of the day.
gregor, and Meg Merrilies, have no equal representative; shore by numerous moving figures with a variety of other checkmate may be given in fewer moves than specified; Comparisons, it is said, are odious ; they may be so: but Doors to be opened at half-past Seven, and the performance forgetting that it is not merely giving checkmate that it is by comparison
alone that we are enabled to form a to commence af half-past Eight precisely. is proposed, but the precise piece with which it is to true estimate of scenic excellence, and comparison pro- THE LAST WEEK OF LITTLE LYRA'S PERFORMANCE be done. In the foregoing game, for instance, check-nounces Mrs. Buon capable of proving herself to be, mate might be given in one move, simply by advancing what she really is, at once, Mrs. Bunn and Mrs. Davidson T N compliance with many applications made, the Infant eitber of the pawns C-6 or E-6 one square ; but it is Aug. 16th.
THE COUNCIL OF TEN.
LYRA'S stay in town will be prolonged till SATURDAY
The Nobility and Gentry are respectfully informed, not so easy to give checkmate with the pawn D-5, with
that the Infant's engagement in Cheltenham precludes her
from remaining in Liverpool longer than Saturday, and that, out displacing the pawn D-7, which is the problem pro
consequently, the intended Concert will not take place.
In thus announcing the Infant's departure, her Parents posed to be solved.
beg leave to offer grateful acknowledgments of thanks for NO. VII.
the marked patronage which she has received since her arrival
in Liverpool. The Drama.
The Exhibition Room will continue open_till Saturday next.-Performance to commence precisely at Two, half.past
Three, and at Eight o'clock in the evening.-Tickets of ar(SEE A NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS.]
mission, and bills stating the particulars of the entertainTHE THEATRE.
ment to be had at the different Music Shops.
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE KING. "The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds,
THE Nobility and Gentry are respectfully informed, Is it for treasons, stratagems, and spoils: The notions of his spirit are dull as night,
permission, for a very short time, in STOAKES'S ROONS,
Church-street, Liverpool. The Morning is preferable for And his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted."
viewing this curious and interesting Gallery,
thronged by fashionable crowds in the Capitals and Cities Shakspeare was attached to music, it would seem, and
where it has been on view.--Open from Ten till dusk.
ADMITTANCE, ONE SHILLING. are we, provided it resemble as little as may be that of be theatre-royal, Liverpool. This, however, we speak
In addition to the numerous novelties which have been ith all possible respect and becoming deference; without
lately exhibited in this town, we have now to call the atnpugning the taste of others, or wishing to obtain exclu.
tention of our readers to the NATURORAMA, which ar se credence for the infallible accuracy of our own.
rived here last week, and which will be ready for public here are few subjects on which may exist a greater va
inspection in the course of a few days, at the Large Room, lety of opinion, and honestly, than such as embrace
bottom of LORD-STREET. This Éxhibition, which con mestions of taste. Thus, while some consider Mr.
sists of a combination of Dioramic and Cosmoramic Views, "Gibbon an Apollo Belvidere, and Mrs. Aldridge a Me
possesses considerable merit, and is one of the most splenlicean Venus, there are others who imagine differently of
did and complete that we have witnessed for some time; hem. All cannot think correctly, and we are quite as
TO THE EDITOR.
and this accounts for the unusual success which attended mely as other people, perhaps more so, to think wrong. But it is our humour, sanctioned by high authority; " 10 will allow me to propose a feat of marine gyanasia, upon the proprietor upwards of £6000 to bring it over to this
SIR; - I trust your readers, during the bathing season, the Exhibition in London. We understand that it cost o write what we think, not what we should write;" and / which
great store, as I had the satisfaction to pre-coudtry.
THE AUTHOR THE MARQUIS OF WORCESTER.
quarter, to shoot bul municated to us by a professional friend, the last man
Mysterious Harmony.-The following has been cor stance of a powerful Friend, endeavoured now, in the twenty times in six minutes ; so clear
from danger, that lity. He says, in an accompanying note, I can rou year 1655, to set these down in such a way as may suffi- after all were discharged, a pound of butter did not melt for the accuracy of the enclosed, for I know all the parti ciently instruct me to put any of them in practice. being laid upon the cannon-britch, nor the green oil dis- to be of the greatest respectability, and incapable
coloured that was first anointed and used between the bar making the story:"_" Died at Charlton, near Chelter
rel thereof, and the engine, having never in it, nor within ham, on Friday the 30th ult. Thomas Barton, Esq. in v (Continued from our last.] six foot, but one charge at a time.
720 year of his age. One circumstance attending the la 57.-A CONSTANT WATER-FLOWING
65.—FOR A WHOLE SIDE OF SHIP-MUSQUETS. solemn hours of this regretted gentleman's death occurre An ebbing and flowing water-work in two vessels, into
A way that one man in the cabbin may govern the which is too interesting not to be recorded. Just at ] either of which the
water standing at a level, if a globe be whole side of ship-musquets, to the number (if need re- last struggle, began a voice, more melodious than any di cast in, instead of rising it presently ebbeth, and so re
was ever beard by those surrounding the mouroful scen quire) of 2 or 3000 shots.
it seemed to fill the room with a psalm tune, continued maineth untill a like globe be cast into the other vessel, 66.--FOR GUARDING SEVERAL ADVENUES TO A
he expired, and then ceased. There were four of which the water is no sooner sensibie of, but that vessel
respectable relations in the room, and all exclaimed presently ebbeth, and the other floweth, and so continueth A way that against several advenues to a fort or castle, gether, • Who can be singing ?” The sound was w ebbing and Aowing untill one or both of the globes be one man may charge fifty cannons playing and stoping loud, yet no one in the house except the four heard taken out, working some little effect besides its own motion, when he pleaseth, though out of sight of the cannon. though all the doors were open. This is no fiction ; fo without the help of any man within sight or hearing: but if either of the globes be taken out with ever so swift or
67.--FOR MUSQUETOONS ON HORSE-BACK.
people could not all fancy it, and whitst they live the hi easie a motion, at the very instant the ebbing and flowing A rare way likewise for musquetoons fastened to the venly strain will vibrate on their cars.” – Provincial pop ceaseth; for if during the ebbing you take out the globe, pummel of the saddle, so that a common trooper cannot Rousseau's Three Things Needful.-J. J. Rousse the water of that vessel presently returneth to flow, and miss to charge them with twenty or thirty bullets at a always regarded gentleness as the first quality in woma never ebbeth after, untill the globe be returned into it, time, even in full career.
Whenever he heard any one boastingly detailing the gu and then the motion beginneth as before.
When first I gave my thoughts to make guns shoot lifications, talents, and charms of any young female, 7 58.-AN OFTEN DISCHARGING PISTOL. often, I thought there had been but one only exquisite used to place a few cipbers one after the other, and the How to make a pistol to discharge a dozen times with way inventible, yet by several trials and much charge i concluded by asking, ** Is she gentle ?" If the reply w one loading, and without so much as once new priming have perfectly tried all these.
in the affirmative, he then placed it before the number requisite, or to change it out of one hand into the other,
ciphers, according with the value he attached to this gu or stop ones horse.
68.-A FIRE WATER-WORK.
lity. Sometimes he would ask, “ Has she then the thr 59.-AN ESPECIAL WAY FOR CARABINES. An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water things needful ?” His friend well knew these three thin Another way as fast and effectual, but more proper for by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that on which he set so great a value; they were a sweet voit carabines.
must be as the philosopher calleth it, Intra sphaeram acti- a sweet temper, and a smooth skin.-World of Feshim. 60.-A FLASK-CHARGER.
vitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way A way with a flask appropriated unto it, which will far hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough; for I of a speech delivered at a debating society in one of
Touch of the Sublime.-The following is a literal co nish either pistol or carabine with a dozen charges in three bave taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was minutes time, to do the whole execution of a dozen shots, burst, and filled it three quarters full of water, stopping western towns of Pennsylvania Corporal Trim's e as soon as one pleaseth, proportionably.
and scruing up the broken end; as also the touch-hole; quence was no touch to this master-piece:
“ Well—the subject to be excussed is, whether arde A third way, and particular for musquets, without taking burst and made a great crack: so that having a way to make spirits does any
good or not. I confirm it don't them from their rests to charge or prime, to a like execu- my vessels, so that they are strengthened by the force within think of our ancestors in future days. they lived to a me tion, and as fast as the flask, the musquet containing but them, and the one to fill after the other, I have seen the numerous age, so that I think that whiskey or ande one charge at a time. water run like a constant fountain-stream forty foot high; spirits don't
do any good. (Long pause.)". Weld 62.-A WAY FOR A HARQUEBUSS, A CROCK. one vessel of water rarified by fire driveth up forty of colả question to be excussed is whether ardent spirits does an A way for a harquebuss, a crock, or ship-musquet, six water. And a man that tends the work is but to turn two good or not; so that I conclude that it don't. (Anotball upon a carriage, shooting with such expedition, as without cocks, that one vessel of water being consumed, another long pause.) I can't git hold on the d-d thing." danger one may charge, level, and discharge them sixty begins to force and re-fill with cold water, and so succes. times in a minute of an hour, two or three together. sively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the lend of London, the following description of persons pro
In one of the articles of a benefit society at the 63.-FOR SAKERS AND MINYONS.
self-same person may likewise abundantly perform in the bited from becoming members thereof is inserted, name A sixth way, most excellent for sakers, differing from interim between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
"No lawyer, or lawyer's clerk, or any other danger! the other, yet as swift.
(To be continued.]
capabilities to give such an explanation, when deuce a bit my prospectus and public lectures, I have, invariably, acI am farther than the 156th book of Newton's Principia!" knowledged the private worth, the unassuming, harmless
integrity of the great body of teachers, considered as indivi“ Don't bother me with your blarney, now, Squire duals. Their mode of tuition only I have attacked; and this THE O'MULLINGONIAN SYSTEM;
Phelim ; sure the system'll whiz it int’ye. Stop, and I'll is a privilege which every member of society has a right to 3, ADDRESS TO THE INHABITANTS OF LIVERPOOL translate it for ye into the only symbol in nature which'll exercise; but it became, especially, my duty. Having another mane it. What name d'ye call the thing yer father is and more efficient method of instruetion to propose, it was
incumbent on me to show that a change was necessary, and The top of the morning to yees, my darlings ! My feeding the cows with ?"
to prove, as I believe I have done, that nothing is taught, and ame's Mr. Terence O'Mulligan, Esquire, and may I “ Pratoes !"
very little is, or can be, learned in schools. I have appealed, eter be after seeing that jewel of a place, sweet Tippe- “ Thunder and turf! thunder and turf! yer out. Can't on this head, to the personal experience of every individual, ary, nerer no more, if I arent after feeling the highest ye be after translating literally ? Arrah! what grows in wishing them to make that alone the criterion by which to
judge. No man has yet come forward to assure us that he dicity in addressing your honours, all three both together; the fields ?"
had been taught; all acknowledge that they owe what they bir ye look as rosy, be my hod! as our one cow Paddy on “ Trees, and pigs, and turnips, yer honour !"
know to their own efforts, to their own genius, to their own diay morning. May be now I needent be after repate. “0, Phelim! Phelim! I'm fear'd it'll take three sec- diligence; and a little reflection would enable them to see, ag the swate name myself got, when parson Paddy Whack, tions to make a philosopher of ye ; sure, I manes Hay: that they have not only learned without the assistance of squire, splashed me in the blessed buttermilk for there migroque similime cigno to A, the foundation of all the their master, but in spite of his efforts to prevent them. I
say, distinctly, that the system of the schools is calculated nt a pig, or a cat, or a prato in all Ireland, be the felicity of larning. Come here Miss Biddy M*Monaham, to prevent the progress of the boy in all useful knowledge, by osers! but what takes off their hats and says “ Mr. Esquire; how far is yourself op Parnassus ?"
obliging him to apply his whole time and talents to learn, ference O'Mulligan, Esquire, Sir, your honour's wor. “Sure, the ten-thousandth word in St. Paddy's epistle by heart, the supposed laws of language, at a time when it is bip's not beautiful sarvant. “ Arrah!" then says I, to the Men in the Moon; the 748th proposition in the utterly impossible he should be able to comprehend their
meaning, or to apply them usefully; thus putting it out of ** get out wid your blarney, and don't be after intruding 99th book of Euclid, A B, ab; and the thirty sciences."
his power either to read the good authors in his own lano my studiorum, studiarum, studiorum : accusative, his “ That's a darling! that's a darling! Come here, guage, or to attain, in almost any number of years, a tolerable tudio; Focative, O! stude! ablative, ab his studiidibus !" swate Miss Biddy, Esquire, and parse me this beautiful knowledge of another. lut, as myself was telling yees, in himitation of the di. lesson. What d'ye call that swate letter ?"
Every well-informed person can readily point out a dozen De Hæoditus, Paracelsus, Lampsachus, and other lumi. “ Hem!”
persons of his acquaintance who have studied the French or tries of the ancient world, I opened a college in the swate “ So it is M, dear! Now, ye might a been larning on ready to acknowledge, that they know little or nothing of
Latin languages for three, four, or five years, and yet are ty of Tipperary, for to be after giving the wild Irish a the solar system since the foundation of Kilkenny without them. What are all Mr. Macgowan's personalities and pufste for the ambobus, ambabus, ambobus, the nec sinit knowing it. The next ?
fings when opposed to such broad-day facts as these? se feros fidelitor artes of philosophy; and, be the powers! “ High ho!”
He acknowledges, that I have taught my pupils to translate
the Gospel of St. John in ten lessons. “ So it is, I, dear! Blessed system! Only been stu
Is not this all I have 're succeeded beyond all calculation. Ye may talk of
ever pretended or proposed to do in one section ? Is not e culinary system, and yer drill system, and yer solar dying the thirty sciences for three years, eight months, this all I was paid for doing? Is not this the very thing so Stern, but they are all blarney, be me hod! and vanish, and four days at the college, and can parse! Can parse, long pronounced to be utterly impossible? The very thing, le a jingle trotting three miles an hour, before the be the powers ! I, at first sight, without boggling! The for proposing which I have been so often obliged to plead to "Malingonian, which has set fire to all Ireland. Thun. next, dear Miss Biddy, Esquire; think on, it's the oppo- an enemy is, perhaps, stronger than the personal experience ar and turf! thunder and turf! but its beautiful! site of Heaven ?"
of above seventy persons in Liverpool, who paid for that deWhizzing, by the Hill of Howth! whizzing the whole “ Purgatory, yer honour !
gree of knowledge, and, as an acknowledgment that they had Wirty sciences through and through every mother's son of “ Arrah, bad luck to your translations ! sure it's L, I actually received it, paid their money for a second section of lem, like a glass of rum!
mane. You can't tell the next, for yer not so far; but the language on the same plan. Why, then, am I attacked ? Now may be ye'l be liking to hear a small touch how I lissen till I tache ye on the system. What does your
But, though I have taught my pupils the Gospel of St. John,
I have not taught thema 10,000 words, the whole Testament kes on.- Arrah! can I do better than give yees an ex- mammy open the door with?"
not having half that number in the Greek. Has Mr. Macset from my address to the citizens of the bogs of Kil. "A string, yer honour !"
gowan counted the inflections of all the Greek verbs in the tany, where a hundred thousand bull children are ready “O! bad manners to Barney Cassidy for tacheing ye so Testament? I think not. He would have found, that, ino verify that I've taught 'em lots of boderation in a jiffy: many maneings, when there's only one! Sure it is a K. cluding these, the words of the Greek Testament amount to “ Citizens of the bogs of Kilkenny! be as anute as Now what is M I L K spelder ? Mute as thunder! o ten times that number. I cannot here compliment my ad.
versary on his candour, for this has been repeatedly exkunde bov, and I'll tell ye all about it in the squake of Miss Biddy, Miss Biddy, Esquire! Parse wid yees, I say! plained. In supposing 2,000 different words in St. John's bagpipe. What's the solar system, or any other system, What does yer mammy put in her tea? Spake! or by the Gospel, it may be supposed that there are, at least, 160 dir the-O'Mullingonian ? Can ye ciap any other beside powers I'll throw ye so far that a jingle shall be three ferent verbs. By the analytical mode of translation, pecu
liar to the Hamiltonian system, and one of its fundamental I answer, .No!'-Can ye bodder yourselves more whole weeks in fetching you back to the college again.” satifully? I answer, No!'-Can ye cut turf faster by "0! it's rum, yer honour--I see, now, every word has principles, every mode, tense, and person of the verb is learn. y other system? I answer, "No!"-Then have'nt ye but one maneing, for M I L K just spells Rum with the In translating the latter chapters of St. John, there is scarcely an a parcel of ignorant moonshine-clapperdoggin pup- greatest felicity !"
an instance of a mistranslation of this nature in the largest es, to let Barney Cassidy, Esquire, yer schoolmaster, Thus, yer honours, do the citizens of the Bogs of Kil.class. Now each verb has 50 inflections, which, if multielde ye, and bate ye, and chate ye, from the founda- kenny bask in all the sunshine of larning-and myself plied by 160, the number of the verbs in this Gospel
, will give
8,000, which, added to the 2,000 above mentioned, makes us of the civilized world ?
and Judy, and Paddy Bush, Esquire, from Tralee, the 10,000 words, learned in ten easy and pleasing lessons, accord* Arrah, get out ! dosen't the O'Mullingonian system author of the Iliad, will be mighty glad to whiz the ing to my prospectus and advertisements. The challenge of the ye to translate words in all languages into some-whole thirty sciences through every bull child of ye in a Mr. Macgowan to bring my adult pupils from London, to og that'l mane them. Now every soul of them has but jiffy, by the most beautiful system ye ever clapt yer eyes have them compared with his, is, I am afraid, a little bom.
bastic. maneing. For instance, if I meant to bate my wife on-no bateing or gnashing of teeth-no thingumbobs or
He is personally acquanted with many of my pupils; canay, sure I wouldn't go and bate no other of the mulie- thingumberries , but aize and comfort--so God save the not he try his strength, or that
of his boys, with someone or is generis like a baste as I would be. But, as I was King!
them? I have said that my pupils defy the competition of
adepts as far as they have learned, those in Liverpool for the Fing, ye all know Phelim O'Dogherty : beautifully did
Gospel of St. John. If Mr. Macgowan himself can point out, tepate two lines of wild Irish, on which I had not given
TO THE EDITOR.
with greater precision than they do, the grammatical construcmore than fifty lessons: and delighted were ye to Sir,—Before I answer Mr. Macgowan's philippic, I think it tion of every phrase, and the precise meaning of every word, ar Miss O'Maggins and Miss O'Cohannypie so delicately right to acknowledge the candour of his attack; it is open I have not accomplished all I have professed. Aye, but, says spiritedly repate the same, before ye all, in the cha. and above-board. He comes forward in his own name, and Mr. Maegowan, they cannot parse! The only use of parsing L-the part, dears, honour'd all Ireland and more they skulks not behind an anonymous signature to vent what he (except that of filling the master's pockets for months
I have also to thank him, that years in endeavouring to acquire it) is to do what I distinctly 11, too, when ye know that they havn't been studying he distinguishes between the Hamiltonian system and Mr. aver my pupils do after ten lessons; that is, to point out the xions in my college more than three years, and yet Hamilton. The personal character of the latter is
, really, of srammatical
construction of the phrase, and the exact relation y know, be the powers ! they know what's twice one as little importance to the public; his personal weaknesses or of every word in the sentence to every other: to translate, infirmities are not those of the system which he advocates
in short, each word in French by a corresponding part of las ere a cow in all Kerry."
What interests the public, what vitally interests every pa- speech in English. They know then this art already, practiNow, I'll be after parsing a lesson to yees, honies! and, rent,
, more perfectly than it can, in almost any time, beacTe don't be after feeling the highest felicity, arrah! bad be not a good one. Mr. Macgowan himself assures us that it quired on the common plan. But, Mr. Macgowan well knew, d to se!
is; here, then, is the only question fit for public discussion at I had not yet mentioned the theory of this art to my pupils, "Squire Phelim O'Dogherty, ye know now that the once conceded. The Hamiltonian system is a good one, at least and they would, therefore, certainly be unable to recite rules #letter of all larning can be translated into a maneing for twelve months! . have never asked more than five or which his pupils have got by heart for years, I am afraid
six for any language; Mr. Macgowan is, therefore, more a without understanding them. neture that'l be as like as two eggs: spake it !” Hamiltonian by one-half than I am myself, and yet he attacks I enclose you, Sir, two familiar phrases in French, and as "Lord love per honour! how can ye suppose I've me! For what? Want of courtesy to other teachers! In many equally faniliar in English. The note containing them
for insertion in our next.
is to be opened only by one or two of Mr. Macgowan's pupils, hope for the honour of human nature, that such individuals that had long since slumbered ; and days of auld lan calling at your office, and declaring themselves ready to translate the former in the manner abovementioned, and to
are not numerous, but it is nevertheless true, that, though syne,” with all their painful associations, have been ru the spot. Shuuld they be able
to do it, I shall publicly declare ing characters, those formed with all that can please the eye, ings can excite one serious thought in the minds of th parse the latter, which they
are to do in writing, and upou few, they may do much mischief; they are the most insinuat- called to my recollection; but if this record of real feel my belief, thac Mr. Macgowan's school is not liable to all the and endowed with all that can win the heart, who alone unthinking, or raise a sigh of contrition in the breast objections I have made to others, and that "he dues com. possess this power; the very facility with which they make thé erring-the distant prospect of effecting so slight municate, or at least that his pupils learn, somne part of that knowledge which he is paid for communicating." Should he
a conquest, leads them to undervalue it. I have known good will reflect a cheering beam upon the heart refuse it, I appeal to the public, if all he has said of his boys many instances where a pure and ingenuous mind, that Manchester, August 3, 1824.
CORINNE. of eleven years old be not idle gasconade. The phrases con- wished to give freely, where it gave at all," had to mourn tain no idiom, and may be solved by the general rules of the dereliction of a heart that perhaps once sincerely To Correspondents. But Mr. Macgowan has taught on my system for several
offered to her its homage. Such characters, how highly years, or upon a system so like it that it differs only in principle soever gifted, cannot long relain our esteem, and repeated ROBERT Burns and Lord Byron—This interesting article, and practice. Mr. Macgowan does not know the alphabet of weaknesses render them in danger of becoming objects of commended to our notice by A Scotchman, is in preparatie ine Familtonian system; he is ignorant of its very first prin our contempt. I consider an engagement, Mr. Editor, A WESTMINSTER SCHOLAR's translations from the Greek shi ciples, the arst word taught in the very first section. Au, as a solemn compact; I would not have it entered into says Mr. Macgowan, is at the or in the. The dative case of the lightly ; but when olice a man has avowed a preference
appear; but we must decline accompanying them with a definite article rendered by the ablative in an analytical trans
The trouble which Greek characters give to a lation! Surely Mr. Macgowan's boys, of eleven years, would for a woman, openly sought her as his wife, uncondition- compositors more than counterbalances any interest the be ashamed of such a solecism. Mr. Macgowan taught a boy ally pledged to her his faith, and received in return her
possess with the public. during three years, from two and a half to three hours a day, vow of truth, though repeated not upon an altar, nor hal- HYDROPHOBIA.We have been requested by several frlend the Latin language, and this boy was taught three years more lowed by the blessing of man, the eye of Heaven was upon
both in Liverpool and the country, to copy into the Ke! without being any thing extraordinary. Is not this as bitter
doscope an editorial article on this subject, which appears a satire as ever was penned on the system of the schools ? him, and if he causelessly desert her, the judgment of
recently in the Mercury. Our friends are pleased to sa la not Mr. Macgowan their libeller, if truth be a libel, and Heaven will be pronounced against him. Nor will he bere that it is better calculated than any thing they have see not I? Had he taught the same boy two hours and a half a entirely escape retribution : should he even afterwards
ou the subject to allay, in some degree, the very extra day during three months, he would, most certainly, have prove fortunate in marriage, and the caresses of an
vagant panic which is now so prevalent. In order tha taught him more than he acquired in his six years' course; amiable woman succeed in soothing the reproaches of
we may comply with this request of our friends, we shal but, I repeat it, from his own showing, he never made him
publish a gratuitous supplement either this week or nex translate a single line on the Hamiltonian system, for the conscience, when he is a father, reinembrance will in which we shall introduce the paper on hydrophobl best of all reasons, because he did not know how.
awake, and in watching over the first dawning of together with a letter of J. E. on the same subject, whil love in the bosom of his child, how will he dread
we inadvertently omitted to acknowledge. lest her innocent beart should be given to one who Music. Our supplementary number will enable us to give would “gain her affections, then leave her to die."
place to an original waltz, with which we have her THE POINT OF HONOUR.
favoured by the composer, Mr. James Walker, teacher -I could imagine cases where youthful companionship, music in this town. It occupies a whole page, and mig TO THE EDITOR. parental influence, or strong affection, artlessly shown, be thought an intrusion upon our columns by those wit
feel no interest in music. They cannot, however, reasa Sir, I have searched the pages of your useful miscel. might have led to a preference mistaken for love, till
ably complain at what is gratuitously delivered. lany for the few last weeks, with a warmer feeling of cu- some other object, by awakening a much stronger feeling, riosity than usual, in the hope that some of its able con- occasioned a painful conflict between inclination and ho- The Council of Ten.—The gentlemen who composeta
critical junto are so extremely severe, and, in our opinia tributors would have been induced to offer a few remarks nour;—such a struggle I would terminate by proving that
uncandid, that it seldom happens that we agree with the upon the question proposed in the number for May 25. I sought the happiness of the man I loved, beyond any in anything. If we are correct in our conjectures, aut Your correspondent, signed P. has concisely delivered his selfish consideration. I might lament that he had not the identity of these cynical gentlemen, we advise the
especially to say nothing about music, as the little they or her sentiments ; but on a subject so interwoven with more fully investigated the grounds of his preference ere
say is generally very "much abroad." We may be asked the daily events of life, it has appeared to me that a fuller he avowed the wish to obtain me as his wife; but in no
why insert critiques to which we have such well-food investigation might be profitable. I am no advocate for case whatever would I, after a change of sentiment, re. objections? Our answer is, that other people may for leading the young into the labyrinths of love, or initiating quire the fulfilment of an engagement; and if honour very different estimates of their merits, as well as of the
candour and justice. Whilst we offer an occasional colum them into the mysteries of intrigue ; but I am of opinion, bad strictly regulated his actions previously to his ac
to strictures, with more claims to taste than to judgme thaç a few plain notions, early inculcated upon the mind quainting me with the alteration in his feelings, I would
or kind feeling, we beg it to be distinctly understood, as principles of conduct, would be a better preservative not refuse him my esteem ;-he should be free to seek the
we disclaim any participation whatever in the opinions than ignorance, against present folly or future misery; woman he loved ; and when time had thrown the soften- severe judgments of the The Council of Ten, whose promise and that, if the nature of an engagement were better un. ing veil of distance over painful remembrances, the friend. characteristic seems to be an overweening conceit in to
own discernment, and a callous indifference to the feeling derstood, so many instances would not occur of its being ship of both should repay me for the sacrifice. If pre.
others. Why should they single out any individual in rashly entered into. The subject is generally discounte-served by an honourable communication from that stroke
way they have noticed Mrs. Aldridge? (by-the-bye, nanced by all prudent mothers, and not unfrequently the of agony which falls upon the brain at the moment of dis- the cleverest women on this or any other stage:) nors blushing girl of seventeen is called upon to decide a ques- covering that the being you had almost worshipped is act- sneer at Mr. Hunt in better taste.
Mr. Hunt is one of
best singing actors we have seen: his voice is somet tion that materially influences her future happinness, being towards you with the most insiduous dishonour; if.
peculiar, but his ear is excellent, his taste considerable, fore she has heard one single enumeration of the requisites spared that desolation of feeling, that can only be com
his action is graceful and appropriate. In short, i to promote a happy marriage, or the duties which matri- pared to the whirlwind's ravages,-bow with thankfulness
Council of Ten would send their manuscript earlier to mony involves. Who that values the heart's first feelings, to your fate :-the sunshine of your existence may have office, so that we could know what they say before it !
print, we should often offer a word or two, expres nature's purest offering, would not seek to guard it from vanished, and cheerless skies alone may seem to surround
of our dissent from their judgment. We had almost et a worthless attack, and prevent its becoming the spoil of you; but, exempt from the storms of an unhappy marriage,
ted observing, that the strictures on the managers are him whom novelty alone can please, and whom novelty or that more fatal blight to happiness, the misery of watch.
ticularly mal apropos, at a time when the theatrical & will again attract from her whose inexperience has ren. ing over a wandering heart, deem not that every joyous
pany is so strong and attractive as at present. dered her an easy prey to specious manners and a designing feeling is for ever withered: the buds of brightest promise An Irish Subscriber may be supplied with the index to address. I am not unwilling to hope that a little prudent may have been blasted; but if religion were at the root, last volume of the Kaleidoscope on applying to the as
from whom he takes the work. There has been no ne advice, affectionately given by older friends, would pre- and reason had lent its aid in the culture, the blight
on our parts, as we sent Messrs. De Joncourt and Harve vent many imprudent attachments ; nor should we hear of would not be perpetual; its proud luxuriancy might be
regular supply early last month. so many broken engagements
, if juster notions prevailed, crushed, but the plant would still revive, and, kindly fos- The Nor-shell, an original translation by L. Mar, to or consequences were a little more considered. I would tered, would bring forth fruit in season. Not to feel a
paring for the next Kaleidoscope. still discountenance the novel or love-tale ; unfortunately disappointment of this nature deeply, would argue an in- We have further to acknowledge the favours of Rustica they too seldom contain rules for the guidance of life; but sensible heart; to sink under it would betray a weak or D. - Quis
Observator and 0. B. I would seriously warn, before temptation is encountered : an ill-regulated mind. May my fair friends bow with when the imagination is already excited, how seldom is the meekness and humility to the strokes, if ever the great Printed, published, and sold, EVERY TUESDAY, by sober voice of reason listened
to, and how very rarely is Disposer of events should show them the instability of all sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evans, Cheg the virgin's first love" given to the man to whom she earthly hopes; may they seek for consolation where it is
Hall, Castie-st.; T.Smith, Paradise-sh; T. Warbr solemnly plights her vows at the altar! It is difficult to never sought in vain, and endeavour to raise their affec.
Public Library, Lime-street ; E. Willan, Bold-sur believe that a man can be won by the charm of a first tions, chastened by sorrow, and purified in the furnace of M. Smith, Tea-dealer and Stationer, Richmond-td love, can value the purity of a first engagement, yet rove affliction, from the sinful creature to the great Creator. M. Walker, Milliner, Ten-dealer, and Stationer, himself from heart to heart, and pledge vows that have I fear intruding too much upon your amusing pages,
Mount Pleasant; B. Gamage, 11, Clarence-street: 1
J. Lowthian, Library, 3, Great George-place ; scarcely a moon's duration ; but such is life. I would' Mr. Editor, but the subject has awakened remembrances ready money only.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1824.
Men and Manners. the streets, to cheer the sad inmates with songs of pleasure, hung with tapestry of silk and woollen stuffs. At length
hope, and liberty, or to complain, in rude couplets adapted the van guards approach the two extremities of the bridge, No. XXIV.
to well known airs, that they cannot celebrate with them hailing each other with cries and shouts, and then fall
the month of May. The scene is often concluded by a back to the body of the army. The signal is then given, THE FESTIVALS OF TUSCANY.
consolatory repast, which the prisoners partake with their and the attack commences. The shields resound on all
friends, who offer meats and wine at the windows. FOX S'ESMITE EN ITALIE, THE LATEST WORK OF M. JOUY.
sides with the strokes of the club and cestus, and the The month of May is not, however, the first which shouts of the combatants are mingled with the clamour (Translated expressly for the Kaleidoscope.]
revives nature in the southern peut of Italy. There the of the mob. The two generals carefully avoid encounter. It is not less difficult to separate the ideas of music beautiful month of April, il bel Aprile, commences the ing each other, that the battle may be of longer duration; and Italy, than those of bravery and France, or of com- season of rejoicing.
till, at length, the columns are broken up in confusion, merce and England. It is a singular circumstance, that, The Fête-Dieu, or the Corpus Domini, is celebrated and the men, engaging with each other hand to hand, in a country where the love of music is so prevailing af in the following month with much solemnity and zeal. begin to throw one another into the river, whence they are passion, the people should be characterized by morose. At Pisa, the flags whích form the pavement of the taken up in boats, and brought back to the shore quite Bests and taciturnity; yet it cannot be denied that singing streets are strewed with flowers and verdure, arranged in ashamed of having been conquered. In the expression rather of joy than of any other feeling, the form of letters, or of religious and political symbols. The victory is not assigned beforehand to any particular , in order to sing even melancholy airs, it is necessary At day break, every inhabitant covers the part of the quarter, and is generally gained rather by force than adto be gay, or, at least, that the mind should be in a state Street immediately in front of his house with roses, dress; though the two Generals exert all their skill in of tranquillity. If the fine opera singers were in the thyme, mignionette, or branches of orange-trees, tracing drawing up their armies, the combatants individually situations of the personages they represent, they would out verses of psalms, and stanzas of canticles, which at make it their principal object to seize their enemies by the etter only inarticulate « discordant lones. It is a once perfume the air, and enrapture the faithful. As the legs, and throw them over the parapet. Sometimes sepee general remark among those who have visited Italy, that day advances, the streets resound with the chiming of ral groups, closely drawn up together, encounter a column ike popular songs, far from being impressed with that bells, the music of drums and fifes, and the voices of the of their adversaries, and, completely surrounding them, vivacity which characterizes the French vaudevilles, are, people singing hymns in chorus. On the eve of St. Law. press against them with their shoulders, heads, and bofor the most part, distinguished by an expression of ten. rence's day, the Tuscans send to invite their friends to dies, till they succeed in lifting them up upon their united derness and melancholy. I do not think that the choirs come and gather nuts during the night-time, and, on the shields, and throw them into the water. The conqueror of the first theatres in Europe, not even excepting those day of the festival, send branches of out-trees to their remains master of the bridge: the Generals, officers, and of Italy and Germany, composed of men and women neighbours and acquaintance, inquiring of one another soldiers unite in one cry of evviva santa Maria ! or evviva brought up in the conservatories, are superior to those if they have worked hard, and what success they have had. sant Antonio, whilst the members of the conquered party often formed by an accidental assemblage of workmen, The most celebrated profane festival at Pisa is that of break out into lamentations for their defeat, and complain who unite their voices as they return from their work the game of the bridge Giuoco del ponte, which takes of the want of skill in their commanders, and of courage in along the shores of the Amo, or the borders of the Brenta. place every third year, in the month of June. The their champions. Sometimes, eager to wipe away the The Italian people, in the qualities they possess, afford two quarters of St. Mary and St. Antony then declare stain of their defeat, they indignantly clamour for a semstances of astonishing contrasts; they are at once thought war to one another, and the battle is fought upon cond battle, and again station themselves upon the bridge al and destitute of foresight, deceitful and ingenious, the marble bridge, the object of victory being to throw to prepare for action; but they are soon dispersed by the Aquacious and reserved. Ever in extremes, they would the enemy into the Arno. As early as the month of authorities of the town, who proclaim the conquerors, and kccomplish the most painful vow in order to ensure the March, immense preparations are made for the armament, order all the battalions to withdraw. The relations and trecation of a scheme of vengeance; and if at certain and the splendid illumination, which is often continued friends of both parties, accompanied by the brethren of periods they depart from their habitual sullenness and for three nights. Scaffolding, amphitheatres, and stages la Misericordia, then hasten to the assistance of the bruised pathy, it is to abandon themselves to a joy that knows raised to the height of the houses, are prepared in every and wounded left upon the bridge, and place them upon bounds, and that wears the semblance of madness. street, and all the open spaces are filled up with wooden litters, or carry them away upon their shoulders
, consoling The emblene of Italy is a poignard adorned with flowers. constructions
. The people are busied in making ready them for the dangers they have run, and congratulating Spring is the youth of the year, and instinct; no less their costumes, and fabricating their arms; they nomi- them on their good fortune in having escaped the disgrace las reason, inclines us involuntarily to celebrate the re- nate their chiefs, and perform daily exercises. The inha. of measuring the beight of the bridge. The inhabitants in of this beautiful season. The month of May was bitants of the principal quarters of the town are divided of the two opposed quarters, forgetting their late animote period chosed by our untaught ancestors, the Gauls, into parties, and entertain a mutual distrust of each other sity, mingle indiscriminately together, and joyfully take
at theis great military assemblies. In Tuscany, the as if they were really enemies. Parents and children ab- their places at the repast which concludes the day. The utini of this month gives the signal for festivals and stain from visiting each other if they happen to reside in tables are laid out upon the quays, and are plentifully jaure, and the amusements of the champs de Mai are different districts, and brothers and relations scruple not loaded with polenta, water melons, fried fish, cutlets, and Weerated by renerable and pleasing custom. The whole to quarrel if it be necessary to do so, to support that herrings soaked in the wine of Florence and of Lari. population take a share in them. In the evening, and the bravery, skill, and honour of their quarter are superior Soon afterwards, the clergy of both quarters set out at the turing the night, the streets are filled with companies to those of the enemy. The lower orders of people, in head of two grand processions, bearing the shrines of St. istrolling choirs, whose accents are repeated from the particular, indulge in the bitterest invective, feeding them- Mary and St. Antony, adorned with jewels and rich stuffs, lops of shoemakers and tailors, in every quarter of the selves with the hope of vengeance in the approaching com. and hung with garlands of flowers. They meet upon the
The Italians generally prefer stringed instruments: bat. The colour of the warriors of Saint Mary is blue, bridge, and a reconciliation takes place between the Matuge of wind instruments is confined to theatres and that of the heroes of Saint Antony is red. When the donna and the blessed saint: the latter bows down before üblic concerts. Young boys of twelve or fourteen years grand day arrives, the battalions are drawn up: the two the shrine of the Virgin, who answers by a slight motion 4 adorned with paper caps or helmets, and armed with generals richly dressed, and armed with lances, harangue of the head. This is the signal of a general peace, and the ndes sabres, parade the streets in the early part of the their armies, and the aides-de-camp gallop from post to united processions once more parade the streets
. ebeb of May, stopping in the public squares, where they post to convey their orders. The streets and quays are In the evening, the town is splendidly illuminated with pe and sometimes recite military songs. The wives, crowded with spectators, who flock to the town from the lamps of various colours filled with fine olive oil, the mighters, and mothers of the prisoners take their stations distance of forty or fifty leagues. The windows, roofs, smoke of which diffuses its perfume through every part der the grated windows of the prisons, which look into and scaffoldings are adorned with flowers and foliage, and of the town. Every respectable proprietor expends from