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reaping the emoluments and the rewards due to a long hood : she collected shells and curious stones; she fed the

life, successfully devoted to the interests of science and lite- young swallows under her window; or she watched the TAE LATE MR. BOWDICH'S FAMILY. rature, and consequently to the good of his country and his gambols of the sea-gulls. fellow-men, this enterprising traveller was cut off at the pre

A daily walk on the shore was permitted to her, and TO THE EDITOR.

mature age of thirty, amid the very blossoming of his hopes she did not neglect to profit by this indulgence; although $18,-Among the various appeals, which from time to and expectations ; and his little all being necessarily gone, the witch of Endor, or her equally amiable male compatime have been made to the sympathy and liberality of leaving behind him an amiable and afflicted family, with nion, never failed to be close to her heels. Fortunately, the public, I recollect none which appears to me more nothing which they could call their own, save the tears however, they became tired of watching her so closely, deserving of prompt attention than that now made in be which they shed upon his grave.-I am, Sir,

when they saw that there was no occasion for it. The old half of the late Mr. Bowdich's family. I say prompt at

Your obedient Servant,

woman had brought some fits of rheumatism upon herself tation, inasmuch as this is one of those cases which admits Islington, July 29, 1824.

L. L. by her frequent visits to the shore ; and the dissolute footdno delay on the part of the charitable. The old adage

man suffered more from the confinement to a small spot 471, Live well, and thou livest twice;" so on such oc

Bien and ktanners. than his mistress ; he spent, therefore, most of his time in casions as this present we may perhaps say, “Give

the taverns of Ragusa. promptly, and thou givest twice.",

THE CHAPEL ON THE SHORE OF THE ADRIATIC. One day the Baroness had gone rather further than I do not wish to trespass on your columns, by recapitu.

usual, and she perceived it with terror, when a loup clap lating what has already been said on this interesting sub

of thunder made her think of home. She made what haste

Transluted expressly for the Kaleidoscope. Jät in the various papers; I merely would deduce there

she could ; but, on account of the deep sand, she had from a few observations, with the hope of some little fur.

(Continued from our last.]

often to stop and recover her breath. The storm drew ther attracting the public notice. A young and accomplish- At last she perceived that she was in Dalmatia, and the nearer and nearer; but her alarm was still more increased ed female suddenly bercft of all her earthly hopes and pros- sight of the Adriatic sea had a powerful effect upon her, by the figure of a man, who had his face wrapped up in pects, and left totally desiitute with a dependant family of because she had never before left the interior; and she was his mantle, and who seemed to be very anxious to come abree young orphan children,-can there, though a dis- so forcibly struck by the grand spectacle of so vast a body up with her. She began to run, but was unable to contressing, be a more interesting picture? But it is not of water, that she quite forgot her situation. Not far from tinue; and when she looked behind her, she saw that the simply thus that our interest is excited. Our compassion is Ragusa she reached an old castle, on a steep rock, which man was likewise running: her knees trembled, and terror uriber moved, and withal our sincere respect elicited, by belonged to her husband, and was then only inhabited by deprived her of the power to move: she sank down, on a be reflection that this unfortunate lady was, during the an old steward, and innumerable flocks of rooks and owls

: rock, at the moment that her pursuer overtook her; and, afe time of her husband, a perfect pattern of conjugal this was to be her residence. She shuddered as she drove immediately after, Robert lay at her feet Beratedness-the promoter of his various schemes and un- through the court-yard, which was overgrown with grass ; She thought that the lightning must have struck her, so dertakings the almost constant companion of his travels and when the old clock struck the hour, she fancied she completely was she overcome by her terror, and she stared and bis toils, and the unwearied assistant of his numerous heard the tolling of a funeral bell.

at the man without being able to stir. Some large drops literary and scientific labours ; and now, in her widow. A male-servant, of a most ferocious mien, had travelled of rain, which fell upon her face, brought her a little to Ered, expressing nothing further than the laudable wish on the out-side, and he now gave the steward a written in- her recollection. Robert lay still extended on the ground, u derote her talents to such pursuit as may best obtain for struction; the latter read it in silence, and then looked for and embraced her knees: he spoke not-he only sighed ke a respectable subsistence, and enable her to bring up a bunch of keys; and having scraped the rust from them, and sobbed : it was to her that female pride imparted the har helpless family in a manner that may be worthy of applied them to the doors, which creaked upon their power of first finding words. the " toble and generous soul which is now with its Crea- hinges when he opened them. Damp marble stairs led to " What do you seek here ?" she exclaimed : “are you

some old-fashioned, dilapidated rooms, in which the Ba. come to feast on my misery ?"_" Listen to me," he Meetings have been held in various parts of the king- roness requested to be left alone, as soon as the necessary replied : “I am innocent.” At the same moment, the dar to do honour to the late Mr. Watt. May the same spirit arrangements for her accommodation were made. The croaking voice of Mrs. Brigitta was heard at a distance ; akich prompted this, impel the public to stretch forth a gloominess of the abode suited her feelings, but she re- Robert concealed himself behind a rock, and the Baroness kelping hand in the present distressing case. As zealously frained from yielding to them in the presence of her went to meet her. She brought an umbrella, and scolded indo wa as that celebrated individual was, in the advance keepers. She wept bitterly when they had left her ; but the Baroness for having extended her walk so far. For. ter of science, and with it the promotion of the interests her frame was so exhausted with anxiety and fatigue, tunately, she had to hold the umbrella straight before her, aid ide renown of his country, Mr. Bowdich, though that sleep closed, at last, her weary eye-lids; although the and was thereby prevented from looking about. Louisa Puruing a different path, had, like him, given up his howling of the wind among the old towers disturbed her reached her room in the most violent emotion : the words, whole soul to the noble end he bad in view. Desarts, with frightful dreams, and awoke her before day-break. “ I am innocent,” which she was so willing to believe, Paning-sands, encountering the most savage hordes of the She arose with the first dawn, and looked through the rang continually in her ears. “It must be so,” she said,

uncivilized quarter of the habitable globe, deterred window, which presented to her a view of the water. The “ for what else could engage him to visit me in this it nothing from the object of his enthusiastic pursuit. majesty of the rising sun inspired her with renewed confi- desert? What would he care for my fate, if that horrible tered by the smile of her who almost ever was near dence in the Creator of the universe, and she threw herself letter had been actually written by him ?” She waited en assisting him, and his heart constantly buoyant with on her knees, to implore for protection in her misfortune, anxiously for the next day, and looked at the sky in every is laudable enterprize he had in view, he dreamt not of and for strength to bear it. She derived much comfort direction, in the apprehension that the state of the weather ger, but looked forward with exultation to the day, from her devotion, and began to think of the manner in might prevent her from taking the usual walk; not that Dough perhaps distant, when his arduous efforts might be which she was to spend her time. There were no books she would have been afraid of braving even the most arted with complete success. But, alas ! unlike in his on the premises, and writing materials were denied to her: pelting storm, but because it would create suspicion if Runes to the great man alluded to, in place of going, but she knew how to make little baskets of rushes, and she offered to go out at an unseasonable time. Besides, se hira, to his grave, full of years and honours, after rosaries of corals, which were got in the neighbour, she could not conceal from herself that it was giving Robert a positive meeting, although nothing had been of another of our illustrious countrymen, and one to whom engineer detailing and expounding, for hours together

, agreed on the subject. She considered a long time, whe- mankind has been still more largely indebted—Mr. James the metaphysical theories of the German logicians, or cl ther it was proper or not for her to afford any facilities Watt, the great improver of the steam-engine.

ticising the measures or the matter of German poetry. for an explanation ; and, in order to reflect more quietly, ours; for he that bore it survived to see it crowned with great measure, by a still higher and rarer faculty—by bis

“ This name fortunately needs no commemoration of “ His astonishing memory was aided, no doubt, in a she went earlier than usual to the sea-side, resolving to undisputed and unenvied honours; and many generations power of digesting and arranging in its proper place all return if Robert should present himself before she had will probably pass away before it shall have gathered all the information he received, and of casting aside and te come to any conclusion : but he came so unexpectedly its fame.' We have said that Mr. Watt was the great jecting, as it were instinctively, whatever was wonbles or and suddenly, from behind a rock, that there was no that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he mind seemed instantly to take its place among its ober

improver of the steam-engine; but, in truth, as to all immaterial. Every conception that was suggested to hig avoiding him.

should rather be described as its inventor. It was by bis rich furniture, and to be condensed into the smallest and “ In the name of mercy !" he began, “hear my jus inventions that its action was so regulated as to make it most convenient form. He never appeared, therefore, in tification : we have been both most shamefully misled. Be capable of being applied to the finest and most delicate be at all encuinbered or perplexed with the verbiage of the fore I had ever seen you, I had been intimate with Madame manufactures, and its power so increased as to set weight dull books he perused, or the idle talk to which he list Wickenfeld. She was young, handsome, vain, and a and solidity at defiance. By his armirable contrivances, ened;

but to have at once extracted, by a kind of intel coquette. She distinguished me from the crowd of her its Hexibility, ---for the prodigious power which

it can exert, have reduced it for his own use, to iis true value and to in

it has become a thing stupendous alike for its force and lectual alcheniy, all that was worthy of attention, and admirers, and I felt flattered; but this lasted only until and the ease, and precision, and ductility with which it simplest form. And thus it often happened, that a great I met you. I then freed myself from the net, and you can be varied, distributed, and applied. The trunk of an deal more was learned from his briet and rigorous as know what was said at the Dorothea-stone. My heart elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak is ag no- counts

of the theories

and arguments of tedious writers misgave me at that time; but the artful woman knew so thing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of than an ordinary student could ever have derived from the

obdurate metal like wax before it; draw out, without most faithful study of the originals,—and that errors and well how to conceal her real feelings, she counterfeited breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of absurdities became manifest from the mere clearness and generosity so cunningly, and appeared so entirely divested war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin plainness of his statement of them, which might have doo of selfishness, that she won my confidence, and made me and forge anchors,-cut steel into ribbands, and impel luded and perplexed most of his hearers without that it. actually believe in the possibility of her enjoying the hap- loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. valuable assistance. piness of others. I saw with what sisterly affection she nefits which thesc inventions have conferred upon the his conversation was at all times rich and instructive in do

“It would be difficult to estimate the value of the be- * It is needless to say, that, with those vast resources, accompanied all your steps, I heard her daily speak of country. There is no branch of industry that has not been ordinary degree ; but it was, if possible, still more piez. you in raptures, and we owed her so many happy hours, indebted to them; and in all the most material, they have ing than wise, and had all the charms of familiarity, with that all my suspicions were lulled asleep. She ap- not only widened most magnificently the field of its ex- all the substantial treasures of knowledge. No nan peared, indeed, on some occasions to doubt your attach- ertions, but multiplied a thousandfold the amount of its could be more social in bis spirit, less assvuting or fasizda ment for me, and she pointed out to me some slight fought the battles of Europe, and exalted and sustained, all who approached him. He rather liked to talk.-

productions. It is our improved steam-engine that has ous in his manners, or more kind and indulgent towards marks of levity in you which had escaped my attention ; through the late tremendous contest, the political great least in his later years; but though he took a considerable but all was said the good-natured tone of friendship, ness of our land. It is the same great power which share of the conversation, he rarely suggested the tipuo and even her remarks on the smallness of your fortune now enables us to pay the interest of our debt, and to on which it was to turn, but readily and quietly took ng seemed but to originate in her extreme anxiety for our maintain the arduous struggle, in which we are still er. whatever was presented by those around him, and as welfare. It was only after our separation that her at pressed with taxation. But these are poor and narrow theme, by the treasures which he drew from the nine

gaged, with the skill and capital of countries less op- tonished the idle and barren propounders of an ordinary tempts at making me jealous became more direct and views of its importance. It has increased indefinitely the which they had unconsciously opened. He genera) daring. She pretended to regret, most bitterly, that the mass of human comforts and enjoyments, and rendered scemed, indeed, to have no choice or predilection for ste duties of friendship iinposed upon her the irksome and cheap and accessible, all over the world, the materials of subject of discourse rather than another; but allowed bis painful task of informing me of the real state of my man, in short, with a power to which no limits can be his associates” mighé choose to turn up, and by ede

wealth and prosperity. It has armed the feeble hand of mind, like a great cyclopædia, to be opened at any leter prospects, by telling me how much you indulged in all assigned, completed the dominion of mind over the most deavoured to select from his inexhaustible stores sza! the fashionable follies of the day, and how highly you refractory qualities of matter, and laid a sure foundation might be best adapted to the taste of his present beareri

. relished the amusements which were offered to you. for all those future miracles of mechanic power which are As to their capacity he gave himself no trouble; and, in. With every post she furnished me with some fresh proofs to aid and reward the labours of after generations. It is deed, such was his singular talent for making all things of her sincerity and your faithlessless ; but it was with to the genius of one man, too, that all this is mainly owing; I plain, clear, and intelligible, that scarcely any one can and certainly no man ever before bestowed such a gift on be aware of such a deficiency in his presence. His tali

, the greatest reluctance that she did it.' In this manner his kind. The blessing is not only universal, but un too, though overflowing with information, had no resep she worked upon my passions until she had brought me bounded; and the fabled inventors of the plough and the blance to lecturing or solemn discoursing, but, op het to the resolution of resigning my claims. I discontinued loom, who were deified by the erring gratitude of their contrary, was full of colloquial spirit and pleasantry. He writing to you, and remained also for a considerable time rude contemporaries, conferred less important benefits on had a certain quiet and grave humour, which ran throa

mankind than the inventor of our present steam-engine. most of his conversation, and a vein of temperate jxTwithout hearing any thing from you, until I received your

“ This will be the fame of Watt with future genera- larity, which gave infinite zest and effect to the condent last letter, which I took for an absolute mockery ; since tions, and it is sufficient for his race and his country. But and inexhaustible information, which formed its tan Madame Wickenfeld wrote, at the same time, that you to those to whoin he more immediately belonged, who staple and characteristic. There was a little air of aficihad long lived in the most intimate connexion with the lived in his society, and enjoyed his conversation, it is not, ed testiness, and a tone of pretended rebuke and como Baron, and that the consequences of your intercourse perhaps, the character in which he will be most frequently diction, with which he used to address luis younger frieta' required a speedy marriage. Thence my mad declaration recalled-most deeply lamented—or even most highly ad- that was always felt by them as an endearing mark di : A few months afterwards my elder brother was killed in chanics, Mr. Watt was an extraordinary, and in many re- beyond all the solemn compliments that ever proces, so a duel, and my father died of grief. I became heir of the spects a wonderful man. Perhaps no individual in his age from the lips of authority. His voice was deep and me estate, and hastened home, where I found a letter of Ma- possessed so much and such varied and exact information, ful,—though he commonly spoke in a low and some wt.se dame Wickenfeld to my late father, which was dated from accurately and well. He had infinite quickness of appre- weight and brevity of his observations, and set of the

monotonous tone, which harmonised admirably with it Carlsbad, and in which she informed him of our love, hension, a prodigious memory, and a certain rectifying greatest advantage the pleasant anecdotes which he der and advised him to remove me with the utmost expedition, and methodising power of understanding, which extracted livered with the same grave brow and the same calm s. representing you as the most dangerous person with whom something precious out of all that was presented to it. playing soberly on his lips. There was nothing of eithim I could possibly be connected. I should have doubted His stores of miscellaneous knowledge were immense,- indeed, or impatience, any more than of pride or leri: the existence of such abominable duplicity if the proof times over them. It seemed as if every subject that was reposing strength, and mild self-possession in his marrer

and yet less astonishing than the command he had at all in his demcanour; and there was a finer expressione had not been so very clear; and I need not tell you what casually started in conversation with him, had been that than we ever recollect to have met with in any other where iny feelings when I thought of yours, and of the which he had been last occupied in studying and exhaust- son. He had in his character the utmost abhorrence de misery which my blindness had brought upon us both. ing;--such was the copiousness, the precision, and admi- all sorts of forwardness, parade, and pretensions; and As soon as I found myself at all able to connect my ideas, rable clearness of the information which he poured out indeed, never failed to put all such imposters oito

it without effort or hesitation. Nor was this promp- countenance, by the manly plainness and honest in trept I resolved to see you once more, -to withdraw, in silence, titude and compass of knowledge confined in any degree dity of his language and deportment. if I should find you happy, or to free you from bondage, to the studies connected with his ordinary pursuits. That. . In his temper and dispositions he was not only kind if I should find you to be the victim of tyranny.

he should have been minutely and extensively skilled in and affectionate, but generous, and considerate of the [To be continued.)

chemistry and the arts, and in most of the branches of feelings of all around him, and gave the most liberal 2 but it could not have been inferred from his usual occu- showed any indications of talent, or applied to him for

pations, and probably is not generally known, that he was patronage or advice. His health, which was delicate from MR. JEFFREY'S SPEECH At the late Meeting in Edinburgh to contribute to the Mo- physics

, medicine, and etymology, and perfectly at home vanced in years; and he preserved, up almost to the nument in honour of the late Mr. Walt. in all the details of architecture, music, and law. He was moment of his existence, not only the full cominiard.com well acquainted, too, with most of the modern languages, his extraordinary intellect, but all the alacrity of spiri

. "It is with pain that we find ourselves called upon, so and fanviliar with the most recent literature. Nor was it and the social gaiety which had illuminated bis happics soon after the loss of Mr. Play fair, to record the decease at all extraordinary to hear the great mechanician and days. His friends in this part of the country never s*

him more full of intellectual vigour and colloquial ani. “He was twice married, but has left no issue but one standing open for three days, during which it is to bo sation-never more delightful or instructive than in his son, long associated with him in his business and studies, stirred frequently, it is to be put into a barrel, and left for last visit to Scotland, in the Autumn of 1817. Indeed, it was and two grandchildren by a daughter who predeceased a fortnight, to work, when a ninth part of brandy is to be after that time that he applied himself, with all the ar. him. He was a Fellow of the Royal Societies both of added, and the whole bunged down. In a few months it lour of early life, to the invention of a machine for me- London and Edinburgh, and one of the few Englishmen will be most excellent wine.—Economist. chanically copying all sorts of sculpture and statuary, who were elected members of the National Institute of and distributed among his friends some of its earliest per- France. All men of learning

and science were his cordial formances, as the productions of a young artist just enter-friends; and such was the influence of his mild character A new and expeditious Method of milking Cows.-I ing on his 83rd year.

and perfect fairness and liberality, even upon the pretenders have had the satisfaction of witnessing, in presence of a * This happy and useful life came at last to a gentle to these accomplishments, that he lived to disarm even number of gentlemen, a cow evacuating the whole of her close. He had suffered some inconvenience through the enyy itself, and died, we verily believe, without a single milk by the following simple contrivance :-A rye straw summer ; but was not seriously indisposed till within a enemy."

was introduced into the orifice of each teat, through which fer seeks from his death. He then became perfectly

the milk flowed spontaneously in a full and uninterrupted sware of the event which was approaching; and with his

stream, until the udder was completely emptied. In exasual tranquillity and benevolence of nature, seemed only

actly five minutes, between five and six quarts were thus anrious to point out to the friends around him the many

The Housewife.

drawn off. After the straws were withdrawn, the udder sources of consolation which were afforded by the circum

Housekeeping and husbandry, y it be good,

was collapsed and empty, 'and not a spoonful of milk sances under which it was about to take place. He ex

could be obtained by the efforts of the hand. It is well pressed his sincere gratitude to Providence for the length

The wife, too, must husband as well as the man,

known to anatomists, that the numerous milk tubes or of days with which he had been blessed, and his exemp- Or farewe thy husbandry, do what thou can."

canals are so formed as to communicate with each other, tion from most of the infirmities of age, as well as for the

and all terminate in the extremity of the teat, and the calm and cheerful evening of life that he had been per- Compound Wine.mAn excellent compound wine may milk is retained by a power similar to the contraction of a mitted to enjoy, after the honourable labours of the day be made from red, white, and black currants, ripe cherries, sphincter muscle. The straw, or any tube, being introhad been concluded. And thus, full of years and honours, and raspberries, well bruised, and mixed with soft water, duced removes the contraction mechanically, and allows in all calmness and tranquillity, he yielded up his soul, in the proportion of four pounds of fruit to one gallon of the milk to flow freely. The discovery of this covel prorithout a pang or struggle,-and passed from the bosom water. When strained and pressed, three pounds of moist cess was reserved for a simple rustic boy in the town of of his family to that of his God !

sugar are to be added to each gallon of liquid. After' Middleborough.-American Paper.

Must love one another as cousins in blood :

MY BOAT IS ON THE SHORE,
A SONG, ADDRESSED BY LORD BYRON TO MR. THOMAS MOORE.

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Here's a sigh for those I love,

And a smile for those I hate;
And, whatever sky's above,

Here's a heart for every fate.
Tho' the ocean roar around me,

It still shall bear me on;
Tho' a desert should surround me,

There are springs that may be won.

Were't the last drop in the well,

As I gasped upon the brink,
Ere my fainting spirits fell,

"Tis to thee that I would drink.
In that water, as this wine,

The libation I would pour
Should be-Peace to thee and thine,

And a health to thee, Tom Moore.

THE KALEIDOSCOPE.

MR. EVANS'S RAFT FOR PRESERVING SHIPWRECKED PERSONS.

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PRESERVATION FROM SHIPWRECK. to in the annexed letter. No. 2 will be published next, hundred and fifty persons perished, on as ealm a day and week, and No. 3 the week following.

smooth water as was ever seen, I was strongly impressed

with the idea that some useful plan might be digested The following article may be considered as a continua

TO THE EDITOR.

and made known to ship-masters and their crews, to tion to the series published in our 3rd volume, on the SIR,—Having witnessed the melancholy catastrophe guide their proceedings under such circumstances, and same important subject . The engraving, No. 1, now that occurred on the loss of the Alert packet

, off this bay, prevent that terror and confusion consequent on such unpublished, will be followed up by two others, referred in March, 1823, when it was supposed that about one fortunate occasions.

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With this view I made an experiment in this harbour, on the quarter-deck of a brig of about 200 tons, and con

Scientific Notices. by constructing three different sorts of rafts, limiting the structed with the boom, gaft, studdingsail-boonis, &c. with means to those materials that are already in use on board four butts, and put together as already described.

TESSELATED PAVEMENT AT CIRENCESTER. of every vessel (except steam-packets, as hereafter men- No. 3 was made with the readiest means found on board Lately, as some workmen were employed in removing tisted :) those rafts, in a very imperfect state, fully an- of a small sloop, viz. boom, gaft, and other small spars, a mulberry-tree, near Barton-mill, at a short distance

from one of the entrances to Oakley-park, the seat of the Feing my expectations; a sketch of each I hereby subjoin. with only two water-casks. On No. 1, forty men and myself crossed this harbour, As connected with this subject, I also mention that I Earl of Bathurst, they discovered some tesselated pave

ment; and, pursuing their search, by the direction of his 19. 2, thirteen men, and No. 3, four men and myself. have always had the S. Staek gig-boat fitted out with small Lordship, who immediately ordered a tent to be erected Raft No. 1 is proposed for a steam-packet, and is con- kegs for water ballast. Two ring-bolts, one forward and over the spot, to protect the pavement from the effects of structed upon a scale of spars now on board of H. M. the other aft, are fastened to the keel with a good rope the weather, it was ascertained that the curious remains steam-packets on this station, and intended to be put to- span extended from one bolt to the other. The casks be- must have been the floor of an apartment. The subject is sebe in the following manner, viz.A A are the masts ing well slung and bunged, are secured below to the span with one hand

resting on a musical instrument, and sura eat down dose to the deck, forty feet long; B, the square two boat pumps, with which

the keys are emptied in a few song, by the quadruped and biped auditors,

the fierceness B, across the quarter-rails, upon which the two lower ends minutes, and the boat become a complete life-boat

. The of whose savage natures had been subdued into gentleness of the masts, A A, are to be lashed, twenty-four feet experiment was made years ago, and lately in this harbour, by the

magic charm of his melody. Amongst other

obapart, with the other ends coming together and lashed when the boat full of water proved sufficiently buoyant hen, and various beasts and birds, the greater part of which Stross on the taffrail, which makes the triangular form with four men and myself. In cases of great emergency, are in excellent preservation, and the colours vividly and size of the raft. Near the centre, under the masts, when boats have to pass through high cross seas, this me. bright. The whole of this tesseræ yet developed, occupies

a space of twelve feet square. Already has this vestige of lash the fore-gat, C, twenty-four feet long, to which three thod might be found useful and simple. balts are fastened. Near the outer end, a strong spar, D,

In submitting these suggestions I can only propose them Roman antiquity attracted a vast concourse.--Cheltenham

Chronicle. eighteen feet long, should be also lashed under the masts, as the outlines of what may be done, and leaving it to

Antiquities.--A cave was lately discovered in a rocky to shich to buits are fastened; three other butts are every experienced mariner to improve and adopt his own hill, near Killin, by following a fox which had entered it lasted to the squaresail-yard, B. 'All the other spars be- plans; at the

same time I reckon every thing of this de- as a refuge. It is said to be contained in a precipice of priing the rain-gaft, and those already on board, (probably and lead the minds of seamen, when in distress, to make is said to contain chambers

, in number, equal to those of two or three of particular lengths must be provided for the use of the means within their reach.

an inn. It has no appearance of being an artificial excapurpose) are to be laid across over the masts, and lashed

M. W. EVANS, Agent to the Trinity House,

vation, and is said to be distressingly cold and very dark. in the best manner. On those latter spars the bottom is to

The existence of such a cave had been traditionaily talked and Harbour-master.

of, as having been the resort of a famous freebooter, who be made, by frapping lines in all directions to connect the

Holyhead, July, 1824.

was betrayed by a paramour, to whom Duncan Dhu raft together, as well as to prevent any opening that a

offered, as a reward, as much gold as she could contain in person could drop through-(if a proper netting-bottom

Advertisements.

her two hands. The gold, however, having been delivered be already prepared for the purpose, it would be of great

in a melted state, the recompense proved perfectly suitable advantage,)-over which, lengthways with the masts,

Just published, price One Shilling,

to the service.

A New Mineral resembling gold, and containing cer. every thing about the deck will come of use, viz. boat A TRIBUTE to the MEMORY of LORD BYRON.

tain particles of it, has been lately discovered in Corsica; spars, cars, handspikes, hatches, &c. &c. In proposing this sort of naft, eight butts (or more if convenient) should all Booksellers.

London : printed for Effingham Wilson, and to be had of vases have been made of it, which for colour and beauty

may vie with vermilion: it has taken the name of Caube always ready slinged on deck, with proper bungs to

HODGSON'S TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA.

sicorum. them, four each side the deck forward of the paddle-box, Just

published, in 2 vols. 8vo. price 24s. in boards, could not cause much inconvenience on board of a steam- LETTERS from NORTH AMERICA,

written du

The Beauties of Chess. packet; added to which, it will readily appear useful to

By ADAM HODGSON. attach every thing floaty, as cork fenders, buoys, &c.

London: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co. and A.
Constable and Co. Edinburgh.

"Ludimus effigiem belli". .VIDA. and if cork mattresses and cushions were used, it would Sold by W. Grapel and the other Booksellers, Liverpool. greatly add to the buoyancy of a raft.

NEW MUSIC, AT HALF PRICE.

SOLUTION TO GAME IV. Being thus prepared with the necessary materials, and

While.

Black. the mode they should be put together, with such ample WILLMER and Co. 25, LORD-STREET (opposite W.

Castle ....F-4

King....E-8 nasistance of men, preserving good order, and proper wards of 5000 Pieces of the most celebrated Vocal and Instru mental MUSIC, which they are selling at Half the published

King ......D-6

King....D-8 guidance, a complete rast might be made in half an hour, prices. Best Music Paper 3s. per quire.

Castle....--8+CHECKMATE. nad easily launched overboard ; during that time the

Printing and Bookbinding neatly executed

A large Assortment of Stationery, Bibles, Prayers, School Moats can be hoisted out, and take on board females, books, and other publications on sale.

CONDITIONAL GAME. hildren, &c. the boats given in charge of the mate; and

[No. v.] t should be expected that no master would so disgrace MUSKE HALL, BOLD.STREET.-The EXTRAhimself, as not to be the last person to quit the raft.

SIONS, with the grand Feat of the NE PLUS ULTRA, will The white undertakes to give Checkmate in five moves

be repeated this Evening (Monday) the 2d instant. I do not presume to state it as a new thing to construct

with the Pawn, without moving the Bishop. afts with spars and casks, but I am not aware of any ilno where it is proposed to use them in the same manner. MONSR BARNET

Black. ko. I will loat above water sixty persons, and sixty more

required might cling to it until assistance arrive, which begs leave most respectfully to inform the Public of Liver- V 4 5 α Α Η vuld probably not be long in the track of a steam-packet: Evening this Week, being positively the LAST WEEK; and

to prove how little will support a person's head above to afford every Person an opportunity of witnessing his Adwater, I beg to mention that two men who sunk with the OF THE HALL, 23.-GALLERY, 18.–Upon which occasions he Flat, got hold of a crate of eggs, which supported them will repeat all his most PROMINENT ILLUSIONS. istil the return of the boat from the shore)—it affords space past Eight. Tickets to be had at the Printers, of Mr. Willan, and buoyancy, a good bearing in the water, and will not Bold-street, and of Mons. Barnet, No. 20, Basnett-street. readãy capsize, particularly with the pointed end to the es. The butts are down to their full bearing before the THEATRE DU PETIT LAZARY DE PARIS, ottom of the raft is in the water. The life lines are bent DAY EVENING, August 2, and every subsequent evening aspar over the bung of the casks, and passed along in admired dramatic Piece of RICHARD CÆUR DE LION, best manner for the security of those using it, that embellished with Metamorphoses, Combats,

Marches, &c. &c. kile a person has any strength remaining, he has the splendid maritime and picturesque view

of the CITY of tans of holding fast to prevent being washed off. Also the principal monuments

of this magnificent city, viz. the approaching a lee-shore and shoal water, a raft of this Seraglio, the Church of St. Sophia, the Fort of the Seven scription would be preferable to a boat, as the former and Friday Evenings, the charming maritime view of the would probably get within the reach of assistance, but in PORT and CITY of CORFU. This view will be animated

any instances boats, when near the ground, have swamp-jects analogous to the customs of the country, with many A в с D E F G H d, and all on board perished.

other entertainments, particulars of which in the hand-bills.

Doors to be opened at half-past Seven, and the performance No. 2 is a copy of a raft made with the materials found to commence at half-past Light precisely.

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