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where we see false k nares. They saw Milton, “ Villain!” said Seythrop, pointing the pistol and we see Mr. Sackbat.”
at him, “it is too fast,"
“ Yesyestoo fast, I meant,” said Raven,
in manifest leur. “ Fatoul,” nid the Honourable Mr. Listless, “ How much too fast?" said Scythrop. did I ever see a gliost?".
“ As much as you please," said Raven. “ Jamaie, Monsienr, never
“How much, I say?" said Scythrop, pointing “ Then I hope I never shull, for, in the pre the pistol agwin. sent shattered slite of my nerves, I am afraid it " Au liour, a full bour, Sir," said the terrified would be too much for me. There-loosen the buler. lace of my stays a little, for really this plebeian “Put back my watch,” said Scythrop." practice of eating-Not 100 lose consider my sh: pe. That will do. And I desire that you will bring ine no more stories of ghosts, for, Margaret Melville and the Soldier's Danglothough I do not believe in such things, yet, wlien
ter. By Alicia Catherine Mant, i vol. one is awake in the night, one is apt, if one thinks of them, to have farcies that give one a
12mo. Whitaker. kind of chill, particularly it one openis one's eyes This is one of those useful tales for suddenly oli vue's dressing-gowll, hanging in die the juvenile library, blending instruction moonlight, between the bed and the window."
with interest in the guise of fiction. Its SCYTHROP'S INTENDED SUICIDB. title is sufficieut to shiew that amongst other “ The day after Mr. Glowry's departure was
amiable virtues to be cultivated, that of one of iucessunt rain, and Scythrop repented of || benevolence is among one of the first: the the promise he had given. The next day was work is also iuterspersed with occasional one of bright sunsliite: he sat on the terrace, reniarks on the propriety of encouraging read a tragedy of Soplacles, and was not sorry, British manufactures. when Raven annonnced divver, to find himself alive. On the third evening, the wind bile, ad
Margaret Melville is the daughter of the rain bent, and the owl Aapped nyninist bis wealthy paremis, naturally inclined to deeds windows; and he pit a new fint in his pistol. ll of charity, but iudiscriminately, like a Ou the fourth day, the son shoue agnin; and he || child, willing to bestow the same luxuries locked the pistol up in a drawer, where be left it undisturbed till the morning of the eventful
that she lierself enjoys: her father explains Thursday, wheu lie osoended the turret with a
to her the true nature of that beneficence telescope, and spied anxiously along the road which ought to be exercised towards those that crossed the feos from Claydike: bout nothing born in the lot of indigence. Clara Mountappeared on it. He wittebed in this manner from joy, the daugliter of a Colonel in the army, teu A.M. Lill Ruven summoned lim 10 dinner at five; when he stillioned Crore at the telescope,
is her companion, and has been accustomed and desl'ended to his owo funeral-feast. He left
to wear muslins, &c. of foreign manufacopen the communications helween the tower and
ture; this gives our fair author an opporthe lurrel, uind called alund, at intervals to Crow tuvity of enlarging on the encontragement
Crow, Croni, is any tliny coming ?" Crow of home manufactures; and she has well answered, “ The wind blows, and the windmills availed herself or it, turu, but I see lothing commng:" and ut every answer, Scythrop found the proessity of raising
The pompous introduction of a Baronet hos spirits with a bumper. After dinner, Ive gave
opeus a fiell to the truly moral Alicia Ruten his watch to set lry tlie Abbey eluck.
Maut, to enforce the lesson of moderating Kuven brought it. Seythrop placed iton the ta the passions, and the certain prospect of ble, and kaven de purted. Scytlırop culled again | rendering youth aniable and liappy by to Cruw ; nul Crow, who had fallew asteep, an. their subjugation. swered mechanically, “ I see nothing coming to Scythirap laid this poistul between his wiilch and
Of a work like this it is hardly possible bis butile. The hour-bund passed the VI.the to give any outline, as it consists chiefly wiuulehund moved on; it was within three mi. of virtuous and moral instructions judicivules of the appointed sime. Scythrop culled || ciously and aptly introduced; we strongly again to Crow: Crow siiswered as before. Scy recommend it to the preparatory goveriboop tong the bell: Ku vel uppeured. 6 Hareu," said Scyzbrop, " the clock is too
ness, and to all those who bave the task of fast."
teaching “No, indeed," said Raven, who knew nothing
*« The young idea how to shoot.” of Soyttuop's inteprions :"if any thing, it is too
The excellency, simplicity and admoni
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SUBSTITUTES FOR TEA.
tory style of the volume before us, may be , would have procured them with greater ease and discovered in the following extracts :
more direct honesty the object of their wishes."
“ Where is lace made in England, mamma?”
said Margaret. « Has the tea-tree never been cultivated in
“ In your own native connty, my love," re
plied Mrs. Melville; “ which is an additional England, Sir?” inquired Clara. « Never with any effect likely to supersedel of the welfare of the country at large, wbieh
claim to our patronage, besides the general plea the importation of this article of commerce from countries more favourable to the growth of this certainly is greatly involved in the encourage.
ment given to the exertions of the lower orders useful little shrub. A substitute has been occa
of people.” sionally attempted for it in the hedge-pick, or common sloe, the leaves of which have been so
OBJECTS SEEN THROUGH A MICROSCOPE. dried and prepared as in some measure to resem
“ Margaret Melville had lately received a ble the appearance of tea. But the imposition is
present of a very bigbly magnifying miscroscnpe ; too glaring, and we must still continue indebted
and her father and mother thonght it would be s to the Chinese. What maps have you been put
very seasonable amusement for Sir Henry to be ting together?” added Mr. Melville, rising from
made acqnainted, through its means, with the his chair, and looking over the little girls' shoul
wonderful construction of the lesser creatures of ders.”
creation. It is not uncommon for thoughtless
people to observe, when they see their childrea “ What is the meaning of inland navigation, inclined to tyrannise over insects and reptiles, papa ?" asked Margaret.
“ It is only a fly!” “ It is only a spider!" “ Navigation carried on by means of rivers,” “ It is only a worm," &c. frequently not stopreplied Mr. Melvill,“ which are frequently very ping to remember, that in proportion to the di. far removed from the sea, and are a particular minutiveness of the object, the more exquisite, convenience to those living in inland counties, in all probability, is the sense of pain; and, at or such counties as are not bordered by the sea. any rate, that the indulgence of such wantonThere is another species of inland navigation ness in childhood, paves the way to the coumis. which has been brought about by the art and in- sion of acts of murder and bloodsbed, without dustry of man, and which gives a great facility remorse, in a more advanced period of life. to the transportation of articles of commerce in “ Lady Mason might be reckoned among these those places not situated near any large rivers. 1) truly inconsiderate people. Not naturally strong This is by means of canals, which are wide in understanding, the sudden loss of her busband trenches dng to a sufficient depth to obtain water bad sink her into a dispirited state of indiffer. from springs, which are generally to be found ence to every thing but a selfish fondness for her under ground, and carried through every ob- only son. Her intentions, perhaps, were the struction for an extent of many miles. We have best in the world; she did not mean to spoil Sir many canals in England; France abounds with Henry; slie did not mean to shew unkiodness to them; and in Holland they are cut even through | ber little girls ; but the same listlessness which the streets of many of their large towns, by means made her pass over unobserved any marks of the of which articles of traffic are brought home to tyrant in her son, and prevented ber from corthe very doors of the inhabitants."
recting him if he pulled the cat's tail, held bis dormouse in his band till the poor animal gasped
for breath, or plucked off two legs of a fly to see “ The lace which is made in France, my dear, how it could walk without, also was the occasion and in the Netherlands, has the character of be of her scarcely ever inviting her little girls to ing very superior to any British production, I pay her a visit from the shool-room, or when, believe. And it is undoubtedly of very beauti- indeed, they were admitted into the parlour, ful workmanship; still I cannot but consider failed of producing any marks of affection to. those ladies unreasonably prejudiced, who in
wards them. The consequence was, that her their admiration of the foreign article, shut their little girls were ten times more pleasant than her eyes against the delicate texture and beautiful son, that they always preferred their scbool-room patterns which have been produced by the in to the restraint of the drawing-room, and that dustrious exertions of their own countrywomen. the judicious and well-placed attentions of Mrs. That it is in many instances prejudice, I am well | Fairfax, their governess, would, in some degree, convinced, for I know more than one instance of wean their affections from her to whom they were inexperienced judges in the article, who, after naturally due. To prevent this latter effect nohaving been at infinite trouble and risk in eva. thing could exceed the pains of Mrs. Fairfax; ding the laws of their country, and importing for, interested as she was for her little pupils, she into it contraband articles of commerce, have, had no wish of superseding their mother in their to their inexpressible mortification, on exposing | attachment. their goods to a more practised judge, found “ Did you never see any sort of insect through that a few miles' journey into Nottinghamshire la microscope, Sir Henry ?" said Margaret, as
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she placed her glass upon the table; and trans Hunters; and comes sufficiently recomfixed the leg of a dead fly upon the pin.
mended from its music being composed by “ I never saw a microscope,” replied Sir Hen.
Mr. Horn, whose talent, at composition, ry, eagerly, “let ine see, what is it like?" “ What do you see?” said Margaret.
cannot be too highly appreciated. There “ Something that looks like the leg of a great is but little left to say on a piece of science animal of some sort or other,” replied Sir Henry, and taste so generally known and esti" but I do not know what."
mated ; but we cannot forbear calling on “ It is an animal, I think, that you have seen the attention of our musical readers to the very often,” observed Clara.
The « Oh never!" replied the astonished little Allegro Spiritoso of the preludio. boy,“ nerer; I am sure I never saw any thing fine bass of Mr. Isaac's voice, and the at all like it. And what are all those i hreads sweetness of Mr. Horn's could not appear and things at the top of the leg, just like the roots to better advantage than in this duett, and which hang to the groundsel I see the gardener | which is peculiarly striking after being pull from the ground.”
ushered in by its admirable preludio. We “ They are the sinews and tendons," replied
seem to view “ the hollow glen," and Mr. Melville, “ which fastened the leg of the animal to the body. Your similitude of the piece
to hear “the tawney lion roar.” Nor of groundsel is a very apt one, excepting that
can the fire of expression be equalled in the groundsel being planted in a light soil, is those notes on "his gaunt mane he rears!" easily divided from the earth, while these strings | The slow time on “be groans, expires," being strongly connected with the body of the evince the skill and judicious manner of animal, require considerable force to separate | expression in this excellent composer: nor them. Besides wbich, we must remember that the groundsel does not feel, but such an animal
should the poet be denied his meed of as this to be deprived by force of a limb, what
praise; no words could have been better acute pain he must suffer in the disjunction of adapted to the subject than those of this thread after thread from his body!”
duett from the pen of Mr. Noble.
Ah! where shall I fly?
The music of this air is composed by The words of this admirable duett are
J. M. Jolly—a composer of whom we have written by J. Lee Lewes, Esq. and have not yet heard much : but he promises well, been sweetly adapted, by the publisher, to, and it has ever been our proviuce to enSe Potesse un Suono Egaul.
courage rising merit. To say that it is peWe have before given our opinion on the culiarly adapted to the voice of Miss Carew, skill of Mr. Williams, in the adaptation of would, in fact, be to say nothing: the English words to the Italian expression; skill, the science, and enchanting voice of this opinion, so decidedly in his favour, we that young lady, render every composition are not inclined to retract, as it may con easy to her. To speak of the air itself, ceru The Lake Minstrels, the music of we do not hesitate in ranking it amongst which is touching, and truly expressive : some of the best of the new musical prothe soft and tender notes on the words of ductions : its expression is well adapted, “ Light our little bark doth ride," pecu- and its harmony is just. The Accelerando Jiarly pleased us; they may not breathe so from “ each moment my perils increase," much science, perlaps, as may be found is rendered peculiarly tender by the wellin other parts of this duett, but this pas- introduced accompaniment for the flute; sage has a softness that interests. The lat nor are the slow notes on too late for ter part has a sweetness peculiarly charm. my peace," less appropriate before the ing; particularly the notes on
oboe solo is brought in at the conclusion. “ While yon orb attracts our eyes, « Vocal concerts higher rise."
At his Lordship's house, in Mansfield-street, Deep in a hollow echoing glen.
Viscountess Ashbrook, of a daughter. This is the celebrated duett sung by Mr. The Countess of Aberdeen, of a danghter. Horn and Mr. J. Isaacs, in the Persian At bis Lordship's seat, at Gogmagog Hills,
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the Right Hon, Lady F. G. Osborne, of a still. ,, returned and claimed her, and his death, which born son.
lately bappened, gave her a second opportunity The lady of the Russia Oil Prince, 68, Char of being legally united, which actually took lotte street, Portland-place, of a son.
place, and she was a second time warried to the The lady of W.L. Hughes, Esq. M.P. of a
same person. daughter.
DIED. The lady of R. Frank land, Esq. M.P. of a daughter.
Lately, at Dungannon Park, Ireland, in the At Headen-hall, Middlesex, the lady of J. 901h rear of his age, Lord Viscount Northland, Walker, Esq. M.P. of a daughter.
a Governor, and Custos Rotulorum of the county At Stonehonse, Camberland, the lady of Sir
of Tyrone, and a Representative Peer for Irelaud. H. D. Ross, K.C. B. of a dangliter.
He is succeeded in liis illes and estates by his The lady of J. Alexander, Esq. M. P. of a
son, the Hon. T. Knos, member, in a former daughter.
parliament, for Tyrone. Agnes, wife of T, Baxendale, of Preston, of
Lately, at Shavington, Viscountess Killmorey, three fine boys, who, with their mother, are
wife of Lord Viscount Killmorey, of Shavington likely to do well.
Hall, in the county of Salop, and eldest sister of la Parliament-street, Mrs. Mondell, of a son.
Lord Coinbermere, of Comberniere Abbey, in the In Abercrombie-place, Edinburgh, the lady of county of Chester. And within a few days of his Lient.-Gen. the Hon. Sir C. Colville, G.C. B. || Lady, Lord Viscount Killmorey, aged 72. of a son and heir.
At Moolsey, Surrey, the Hon. and Rer. A.
Barry, brother to the Earl of Barrymore.
At W'eymouth, in the 73d year of his age, Sir At Fincastle, county of Perth, N. B. Dr. D. E. Leslie, Bart. of Tarbert House, county Kerry. Robertson, of Friendship St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, || By his demise the Baronetcy, of which the patent to Miss Susan A. J. Stewart, only daughter of is dared the 3d of September, 1787, is extinct. Col. Stewart, of Fincastle.
Between 3,000l. and 4,0001, a year devolves on At Marylebone new church, H. B. Hunt, Esq. I lois first cousin, Robert Leslie, of Leslie-lodge, of the Theatre Royal, Covent-garden, to Lydi:, || Tarbert. danghter of Dr. Merry, of Bath, and late of the At Windsor, Colonel Desbrowe, vice-chamber. Theatre Royal, Drury-lane, A Portrait of this lain to the late Quieen. lady embellishes No. 93 of this work.
Lately, in Altona, Count A. De Gortz, a wor. At his Grace the Duke of Atliol's, at Dunkeld, ll thy companion in arms of Frederiek the Great, G. Fairholme, of Greenknow, Esq. Berwick. After comunting under the Prussian banners in shire, to the Hon. C. E. Forhes, eldest daugliter | The seven years' war, he was sent by the King on of Lieut.-General Lord Forbes.
a missio: to the Khan of the Tartars, in 1761.R. Valpy, Esq. eldest son of the Rev. Dr. Val This venerable warrior also served in Portugal, py, to Phælve, eldest daughter of J. Rowe, Esq. where he attained the rank of Field-Marshal. of Torpoint, Cornwall.
He was latterly an Infantry General, in the ser. At Brussels, at the hotel of his Excellency the vice of Denmask. British Ambassador, Capt. C. Gordon, R N. to Lately, at Quincey, near Boston, in the 741b Ann, danghter of the Right Hon. Lord Blayney. year of her age, Mrs. Aduins, the amiable coq.
The Rev. M. De Courcy, eldest son of Admiral sort of President Adams, -De Courey, to Emily, dungliter of W. Smyth, At Kensington, in the 56th year of his age, Mr. Esq. of Druncree, connty of Westmeath, R. Reid, biscuit-baker, of the Strand.
At Gissing, Norfolk, W. Newhy, of Burston, Stewart, the eldest Jauglicer of John Tretter, to S. Fleet, of the former place, widow; their || Esq. of Sulo-square, and Dirham Park. united ages amounted to upwards of 140 years.
Al Felixstow, Suffolk, the lady of Sir S. Flud. Nearly forty years ago she married John Fleet, l) yer, Bart. her first husband, who, after living with her se
At Hatfield, J. Penrose, Esq. surgeon-extraveral years, set out on his travels, and visited the ordinary to the King, and surgeon to lis Majes. most distant parts of the world ; the only report il 'y's liousehold. thut ever reached her concerning him was the At Woolwich, Jane Catharine, tbe infant news of his death, when having given what she || daughter of Capt. D. Grant, Royal Artillery. considered a deceut time to his memory and loss, Miss Murray, sister of Admiral Sir G. Mur she again entered into the state of matrimony : ray, of Chichester. after living several years with her second hus. At Haarlem, aged 105, a woman named Suband, her first, having completed his travels, zanne Decarion, a native of Surinamn.
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