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The Rope-houses are buildings on the same by a high wall, and guarded with the utmost care magnificent scale as the other parts of the establish- from explosions, &c. Some years back, in addition ment: they consist of two limestone buildings, twelve to this magazine, five line-of-battle ships were fitted hundred feet long, parallel to each other, and two up as floating magazines, and kept supplied with stories high. Cables are made here one hundred forty thousand barrels of powder, and several million fathoms in length, and measuring twenty-five inches ball-cartridges, besides other ammunition. in circumference: a cable of this size weighs upwards In immediate correspondence with the Magazine of 116 cwt. and costs about four hundred pounds. is the Laboratory, a collection of workshops, composed

Among other objects worthy of notice are,-a of about twenty detached buildings, surrounded by a Mould Loft, in which are deposited and prepared lofty wall. These workshops are occupied by smiths, moulds or plans of ships intended to be built; the harness-makers, and other artificers, who are emCamber, a canal sixty feet wide, stretching far upployed in making ball-cartridges for troops and field. into the interior of the yard--the stores intended to pieces, and in various other duties connected with be used in the yard, are here unloaded from vessels the fitting out of a military expedition. In relation by means of immense cranes; a Graving Slip, a to these powder magazines or depôts, the following place in which the copper sheathing of small vessels circumstance has been narrated :-On the 26th is cleaned; a depot for rigging and sails; two of June, 1810, at two o'clock, a.m., twelve French large oblong edifices, separated by a flight of steps, prisoners escaped from the Genereux prison-ship, and standing in front of the four southern docks: in Hamoaze, and making themselves masters of these buildings are devoted to offices, and artificer's the Union powder-hoy, which was lying about eighty workshops.

yards from the magazine pier-head, got under way Such is a brief description of the Dockyard. In for France. She was laden with about three hun. an excellent Guide to Plymouth and Devonport, written dred barrels of powder, belonging to His Majesty's by a son of the poet Carrington, are the following ship Defiance. The Frenchmen overpowered the remarks:

watchman, named Gill, and conveyed him to France, A person unacquainted with the economy of our dock

where he was detained a prisoner till the peace. yards, and particularly with that of Plymouth, is apt 10 Although some of the sentinels and watchmen saw associate the ideas of bustle of deafening clamour-of the Union proceed down the harbour, they had not confused masses of wood, iron, &c.,--of workmen eternally the least suspicion, until five o'clock, of her being jostling and thwarting each other-of walls and buildings navigated by any but her own crew. A report of the blackened with sulphurous vapours—of pitch, tar, varnish, circumstance was communicated to the officers at paint, chips, shavings, dirt, everywhere offending the eye, and almost debarring access to vessels in the docks. He Keyham Point, who suspected the real state of the is, on entering the Plymouth dockyard, pleasantly un

transaction, and immediately reported the affair to deceived. At first he does not see even the ships in dock, Admiral Young (then Port Admiral,) who despatched nor the storehouses, and, unless some extraordinary opera- cruizers in pursuit without success, as they stretched tion, such as that of raising a vessel, is going on, he does

off mid-channel, while the sloop shaped her course not even hear, or scarcely hears, the sound of a hammer. The broad avenue from the dockyard gates has not a chip safely reached Morlaix, in France.

close alongshore till night, when she bore away, and on its surface-it is as clean as the indefatigable broom can make it. There, with an aspect of simple grandeur,

The Military Hospital is situated near Stoke rises the dockyard chapel : the guard-house is near it, with Church, and contains accommodation for five hundred the sentinel slowly pacing in front; a few passengers, patients. This noble edifice is built of grey marble, perhaps officers of the navy or of the establishment, or and comprises four large square buildings, similar in haply a party permitted to view the yard, are passing near size and form, and connected by a piazza of fortyit. An air of serenity, of order, of cleanliness, pervades the whole spot. It is not till the stranger or visitor has passed

one arches, supporting a terrace in front of the ward "the Row" (the houses in which the principal officers

windows for the use of convalescents. There is a reside,) and has descended one or two flights of steps that commodious landing place on the bank of Stonehouse lead to the area where the docks are excavated, and where Creek, at which patients from transports and the the sheds, storehouses, &c., are erected, that he is sensible distant parts of the garrison are disembarked. of the presence of business. But here a thousand acts are going on-the most reinarkable operations are perform: handsome range of buildings, forming a rectangle, in

The Royal Marine Barracks at Stonehouse are a ing:--the eye of skill,--the arm of industry-all that consummate ingenuity and undaunted labour can produce,

the midst of which is a spacious parade. On the are there ;-the mighty machine before us is the scene of south side are two entrance-gates and a guard-house. the most complicated duties-yet there is no confusion: These barracks are calculated to contain about a every one is at his post, and the spectator is compelled to thousand men. The mess apartments are commoadmire the arrangements which have produced such

dious and well fitted up. At a short distance from important results.

these Barracks are the Long Room Barracks. These Besides the numerous buildings forming collectively consist of several insulated buildings, chiefly of wood, the Dockyard, there are other Government establish which will hold about nine hundred men. ments in and near Devonport. One of these is the The Dockyard possesses a diving-bell, which has Gunwharf, lying to the north of the Dockyard, and been much used in the various submarine excavations built more than a century ago. This wharf encloses carried on in the neighbourhood. It is made of castnearly five acres of ground, and consists principally iron, and weighs about forty-two hundredweight. of storehouses. The principal buildings are two It is six feet long, four feet broad, and five high; and spacious storehouses, three stories high, in which are has a capacity of one hundred and twenty cubic feet. deposited an immense number of muskets, pistols, To admit light to the interior, it is provided with cutlasses, and other weapons, ranged along the walls. twelve convex lenses inserted in the top, each eight There are also storehouses of powder, shot, gun- inches in diameter. When the bell is sunk in clear carriages, &c. The space between the building is occu water, even to a considerable depth, the light admitted pied by piles of cannon and pyramids of cannon-shot. through the lenses is sufficient to enable the diver to

Near a suburb, called Morice Town, is the Keyham read the smallest print. An air hole is made at the Powder Magazine, the principal depot for gunpowder top, and from thence a leathern hose leads to the for the supply of the ships, garrison, &c. The Maga- vessel or barge above. An air-pump on board the zine consists of several detached edifices, surrounded vessel forces down a supply of fresh air to the bell:

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this air is admitted to the bell by a peculiar kind of one part of the site, and employed to form the other valve*.

part, amounted to the enormous quantity of 300,000 One of the most magnificent of the Government tons. There are three entrances to the pile of buildbuildings is the New Victualling Office, recently erected ings, the principal of which is in magnificent style, on the tongue of land called Devil's Point. This ex the whole formed of granite. As part of the building tensive range comprises the long storehouse,—the may be almost said to be built on the sea, it was brewing establishment,—the mill and bakehouse, - necessary to erect a strong sea wall between the quay the slaughterhouse, &c,—the Melville storehouse, and the sea. This quay is 1500 feet long. The the cooperage, -and the private dwelling-houses of doors, window-frames, internal columns, girders, the officers, superintendent, &c. The purpose of lintels, &c., are of cast-iron. all these buildings may be partially guessed from Another building at Stonehouse is the Royal Naval their names : everything that has reference to the Hospital, opened in the year 1762 for the reception food and drink of the seamen, employed in the of sick and wounded seamen and marines. The ships fitted out at Plymouth and Devonport, comes Governor is a Post-Captain in the Navy. The hospiunder the cognizance of the officers of this estab- tal stands on a pleasant ascent, rising from Stonelishment. The long storehouse contains a sub- house Creek. The area of the whole is about twentystantial range of buildings, of plain architecture, three four acres, thirteen of which are occupied by a lawn stories in height, with a quay in front, two hundred where the convalescent patients may take exercise. and fifty feet long, and fifty feet broad. The brewing The hospital consists of ten buildings, surrounding an establishment forms three sides of a square, measuring extensive quadrangle, each building containing six two hundred and fifty feet by two hundred, and has wards, and every ward capable of receiving sixteen, a granite arcade, of five arches in width and two or, in cases of emergency, twenty patients : so that in depth, in the central part of the front facing the twelve hundred sick men can be received here at once. water. The mill and baking establishment form a In order to prevent as much as possible the liability perfect square, the water front and flank of which of infection or contagion spreading from one part to correspond with those of the brewhouse. The another, the ten buildings are entirely separated from Melville storehouse is also a perfect square.

The one another, and communication can be had from cooperage and the slaughterhouses are on the same one to another only by means of a piazza, surrounding large and extensive scale as the other buildings. the whole building. Besides these principal buildings, Many of these buildings are roofed with iron, and there are a chapel, the dispenser's apartments, a disthe lateral inclinations with slate.

pensary, an operating room, cooking rooms, victual. • The entire premises of the Victualling Yard com ling rooms, and other apartments. Hot, cold, and prise an extent of thirteen acres: the site was pre- shower-baths, a wash-house, drying-ground, &c, are pared in a singular manner: seven acres of ground at a short distance from the main part of the buildwere excavated, and the materials thus produced from ing. In the first fifteen years of the present century the excavation were thrown into the sea, by which no fewer that 48,452 seamen and marines, wounded the other six acres were, as it were, stolen from the or ill, were received into this admirable establishment, sea. The mass of hard limestone rock thus cut from a great proportion of whom returned cured to the

service as effective men. * See also Saturday Magazine, Vol. XIV. p. 95, 145, 199.

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THE COMPLAINT OF THE FORGET-ME-NOT,

VIOLETS. SHOWING THE PAINS AND PENALTIES OF POPULARITY,

Spring flowers, how I love them; flowers that come only in

the Spring. If the season is mild, you may find, in NovemThe hlue-eyed Forgel-me-not, beautiful flower,

ber even, a stray wall-tower, or polyanthus in the garden; Half-wooed and half-stolen I brought from her bower,

or a weakly primrose in the hedge; but the snow-drop and By the bright river's brink, where she nestled so low, crocus in the neat border, and the violet on the sunny bank; That the water o'er stem and o'er leaflet might flow : if you find these, it must be Spring. And talking of violets, As if, like Narcissus, she foolishly tried

here we are, in the beautiful lane where we find so many: To gaze on her own gentle face in the tide.

white violets mostly, and such large ones, and so sweet. I Half inclined, half reluctant, the flower bade adieu always think of that lane when I see a bunch of violets: the To the friends left behind in the dell where she grew, green moss, and the snail-shells, brown and yellow, that we And a few shining drops from the river spray flung, picked up there, and the sprays of blackthorn, leatiess, but Like tears of regret on her azure eyes hung;

studded with their delicate blossoms; all is present to my But I kissed them away, as a lover had done,

mind. Long years after this, in the crowded market of the In joy that my fair river-beauty I'd won.

neighbouring city, I would seek out the neat farmers' wives,

who came from our village, and its neighbourhood; and as I And then swiftly I hied to my lone desk away, Lest my flower should droop, grow dim, and decay;

purchased their sweet violets, could almost fancy I knew the

very lanes where they had been gathered. How pleasantly For methought I once more would pourtray the soft hue

in the very heart of the city, and on its busiest day, does the Of that smooth vivid green, and that delicate blue:

farmer's wife in her accustomed place, remind you of coun. And while o'er the semblance 1 silently bent,

try scenes! There she stands, with her various goods nicely My fair sister sighed forth this touching lament:

arranged; the fowls so white and plump, the snowy pail with Alas! it is a weary thing

its store of butter, each delicate half-pound wrapped round To have such great renown;

with the cool dock leaf; the eggs, the cream-cheese, the large Ten thousand bards my praises sing,

red apples, and the violets. Who will buy them? A penny Through city, shire, and town.

a bunch! Surely they are worth it for the memories they From scribblers that earn pence a line,

bring; besides, as the mother pleasantly observes, “ It is the To those that win a pound,

children's money." In the gray twilight, along the quiet None think their poesy will shine,

hedge-rows, they went plucking one after another, till the Till it my praise resound.

early evening closed in, and they hastened home with the And Misses, in those curious books

treasure. Who will buy them? Some mother perhaps Called “albums," and so forth,

will take a bunch of them to her sick child, and in her quiet Paint a blue marigold, whose looks

chamber help those weak hands to arrange them in the Proclaim her none of earth;

glass. Some young sempstress will come,-she and her On which the parson, if he's young,

companions were wondering yesterday as they bent over Or doctor, if he's handsome,

their weary work, wondering whether the violets were come; Must perpetrate a doleful song:

and she is planning a kind surprise by taking them a Oh! will no fairy ransom

bunch. Here comes a smart footman; his mistress fancies My face from such a libel vile?

some violets, and she will place them on her elegant chiffoAnd clear my reputation,

nier, in the opal vase, beside the Indian box, and amid the So slurred by treachery and guile,

gay confusion of cut glass, and enôbroidery --Recollections From such an imputation,

of Childhood.
As that I set the twaddlers on

To so berhyme and saint me!
As I'm a flower, they know no more

THE BROMPTON STOCK.
Of me,-than those who paint me.

We cannot forbear relating the laughable and beneficial
The human beauties of the land,

effect the sight and name of this flower had on the spirits Must sit for days and hours,

of an acquaintance, with whom we were making a tour in To let the painter's mimic hand

Normandy, in the first summer after the return of the BourEach feature scan;—but flowers

bon family to the throne of France. He had been induced They think may just be drawn

to join a small party, and to leave his home, for the first As ignorance may like them;

time, to visit the opposite coast; but so truly British were Leaves snipt and shaped like gauze or lawn,

his habits, that nothing could please or satisfy him. The As whim or fancy strikes them,

soup was meagre, the pottage was acid, the peas were E'en "botanists” mistake my form,

sweet, the wine was sour, the coffee was bitter, the girls That's 's seen by brook and fountain",

were brown, their eyes too black, their caps too high, For my rough cousin'st who's clad warm,

their petticoats too short, their language an unintelligible To dwell on moor and mountain.

jargon, their houses old, their inns dirty, the country too But this I d pardon, if the bards'

open, the roads too straight: in short, he saw everything And poetasters chorus

with such discontented eyes as to render the party uncomWere silenced once,-we'll give rewards

fortable, until good fortune led us to a rustic inn, where in To all who'll no more bore us.

a small garden were growing several fine stocks, which he That silly lover tumbling down

affirmed were the first good things he had ever seen since And drowning in the Rhine,

he left Sussex, and on hearing l'hôtesse acknowledge them First set the jingle-makers on;

as Giroflier de Brompton, he insisted on halting at her And then that book of thine,

house, where he treated the party with un déjeuné à la fourO Ackermann! like finger-post,

chette, and left the village with a sprig of the Brompton Directed nymphs to me,

stock in his button-bole, his eyes sparkling with champagne And e'er since then, the buzzing host

and good humour, which lasted for the remainder of the Have dinned incessantly,

journey, during which time he often said, “Thanks to the Oye fair ladies of Parnassus,

Brompton stock."-PHILLIPS' Flora Historica.
(Although ye are old-fashioned)
If ever in your flights ye pass us,
List to our prayer impassioned;

It is an exquisite and beautiful thing in our nature, that And find another victim bud

when the heart is touched and softened by some tranquil To serve your superficial

happiness or affectionate feeling, the memory of the dead Vot'ries—’twould do in wax, or wood,

comes over it most powerfully and irresistibly. It would Or cainbric artificial.

almost seem as though our better thoughts and sympathies Give it a name that nicely heads

were charms, in virtue of which the soul is enabled to hold An elegy or sonnet,

some vague and mysterious intercourse with the spirits of

those whom we dearly loved in life. And the whole clan of X. Y. Zi's Will start a-rhyming on it. —L. A. TWAMLEY. hover above us, watching for the spell which is so seldom

Alas! how often and how long may those patient angels * Myosotis palustris. + Myosotis Alpestris

uttered, and so soon forgotten.-DICKENS.

THE WHITE WAX INSECT OF CHINA. ing of these wax-producing insects, says that there are (Cicada limbata.)

in the plains of Houquang vast numbers of little worms,

which produce wax in the same manner as bees do The production of substances bearing resemblance honey; but we must here understand “worms" to more or less to the nature of wax or tallow is me

mean insects not yet arrived at maturity, on the same attended with some remarkable circumstances, arising principle that the larva of the Bombyx mori, although from the great differences in the sources from whence belonging to the moth tribe when perfect, is called a they are derived :—thus, tallow is a coarse inflamma

silk-worm. ble substance derived from animal fat; spermaceti is

Having thus spoken of the views of some of the derived from a liquid found in a cavity in the head of writers on Chinese subjects respecting this insect, we the sperm whale; wax, that is, the substance com

will proceed to describe its nature and growth more monly known by that name, is the product of the bee. particularly. The insect was determined by Stohl, a Every nation and almost every tribe, excepting those Dutch physician, to be the pupa of the Cicada limin the lowest grade of civilization, is acquainted with bata. some substance analogous in some respects either to

The insects are white when young, and it is at that wax or tallow; but those which are known to the period they form the wax. When they become old, Chinese are but little known to English readers, and they attain a blackish chesnut colour, and form little we will therefore briefly detail their nature and pro- pelotons on the branches of trees. These pelotons, perties.

when first formed, are about the size of a grain of The substances to which we allude are, 1st, a spe- millet; but towards the beginning of the spring they cies of wax produced by an insect found in various spread and enlarge in their dimensions; they are parts of the Chinese empire; and 2nd, a kind of attached to the branches somewhat in the manner of tallow collected from the branches of a tree also com

bunches of grapes, and give to the tree on which they mon in that country. This remarkable insect, and

are deposited the appearance, at first sight, of being the plant on which it is represented in our cut, claim loaded with fruit. The natives gather these pelotons our notice, both on account of the singular manner in about the month of April or May, and having wrapped which the inflammable substances to which we allude them up in the leaves of the Yo (a kind of grass with are produced by them, and of the importance of those broad leaves), suspend them from the trees. When substances in domestic economy. There is no abso- the warm Midsummer weather arrives, the pelotons lute connexion between the tree and the insect, as open by the influence of the heat, the insects emerge represented above; but we have classed them together from them, crawl about on the leaves and stalks, and as a matter of convenience, on account of the simi- deposit the wax for which they are valued. larity between their products.-The larva state of the This wax, which is called by the Chinese Tchang pe insect is here depicted as well as the more perfect form, la,is, when deposited on the leaves and branches, somesince it is in the former stage of its existence that the what similar to a white grease ; but it speedily hard. white wax is produced.

ens, and then assumes more the character of wax. It is natural to suppose that such remarkable produc- | When in a fit state, it is scraped from the branches tions would attract the attention of the comparatively of the trees, generally in the autumnal months, and few travellers and naturalists who have managed to collected in a vessel: this vessel is then exposed to gain admission into China. Such was the case; and we heat, the wax is melted, and strained. By pouring accordingly find that observations were made on their the melted wax into cold water, it is made to coagulate nature and growth by those learned Europeans residing into a pasty form, and is then easily formed into in China whose object was to promote arts and sciences cakes. In its prepared form the wax is found to be as well as to disseminate the truths of the Christian very white and glossy; and when mixed with oil, and religion. Du Halde and the other early writers on made into candles, is said to be much superior to the China, describe the insect and the tree in a cursory wax of bees for that purpose; indeed it is said by manner; but Sir George Staunton, in his very valuable Sir G. Staunton, that the white substance not only work on China, enters into the description at greater coagulates into wax, but will cause oleaginous sublength. It appears that accident led him to the observa

stances to coagulate likewise, so as to be formed into tion of some swarms of uncommon insects, busily em

candles; for, if one part of this wax be dissolved in ployed upon some small branches of a shrub, not at three parts of heated olive oil, the whole, when cold, that time either in fruit or in flower, but presenting will coagulate into a mass, possessing a degree of firman appearance somewhat similar to that of the privet. ness nearly equal to that of bees'-wax. Chi Tchin, a These insects, each not much exceeding the size of a Chinese writer, states, that it was not until the common fly, were of a curious structure, having pec- dynasty of Yuen that the wax made by these insects tinated appendages rising in a curve, bending towards began to be known in China; but that as soon as its the head, not unlike the form of the tail feathers of properties became known, persons of all ranks began the common fowl, but in an opposite direction. Every to use it, both in medicine and in domestic economy. part of the insect appeared to Sir G. Staunton to be The medicinal virtues of the wax are spoken of in high perfectly white, or at least to be completely covered terms by many of the Chinese physicians, particularly with a white powder. The stems of the particular by one named Tchi-hen. It is said to be a drug shrub frequented by those insects was found to be deemed absolutely necessary to Chinese surgeons, on entirely whitened by a substance or powder strewed account of its tendency to make flesh wounds close, upon them, the same in nature, apparently, as that to stop the effusion of blood, to appease pain, to unite with which the body of the insect was covered. dissevered nerves, and to assist in the adjustment of Such is the substance of the information which the

a dislocated bone:-how far an European practitioner last-mentioned writer gives us respecting the wax would be willing to depend on the wax for all these insect. From the accurate figures and description valuable qualities we do not know; but we must conwhich his volume contains, it is evident that the fess that this enumeration of curative properties too creature which produces this white wax is an imper- , much resembles the style of Culpeper and old Gerard fect insect, or technically speaking the pupa of an to seem worthy of implicit belief. There is, however, insect, which in its mature state is furnished with no doubt that this wax is very valuable as a material wings. Gordon in his History of China, when speak- of which candles may be made, whatever be its proper

ties in a medicinal point of view. The wax-producing this tallow are a favourite article of food for the wild insects are found in most of the south-east provinces pigs, which are numerous in Southern Africa. of China, as well as in Cochin China, but the most valuable are found in the provinces of Sc-tchuen and Yuman, and from the territories of Hen-tcheou and Yung-tcheou.

Having thus endeavoured to convey an idea of the white wax of China, and its mode of production, we will proceed briefly to describe the tallow principally employed by the natives. This tallow is a vegetable production, growing on the Croton sebiferum, the poplar-leaved croton, or tallow-tree. This tree is about the height of a large cherry-tree, and it is from the fruit of the tree that the substance in question is derived. The fruit is enclosed in a kind of shell, called by the Chinese Yen-kieu, which, when sufficiently ripe, opens in the middle, somewhat in the manner of a chesnut: when exposed by this means, the fruit displays itself in the form of white kernels, about the size of a small. hazel nut. The kernels have many of the properties of tallow, and are used to make candles in the following manner:—the kernels are mixed with a small proportion of common oil, and melted: from this melted matter the candles are made nearly in the same manner as in Europe; and as the tallow is rather tov soft to remain in a coherent state, the candles are dipped in a vessel containing the insect wax in a melted state, whereby. they become coated with a crust of wax which preserves the tallow from too rapidly melting. The above is the substance of what Du Halde says on the subject; and in addition thereto other writers inform us that the fruit, in its external appearance, bears some resemblance to the berries of the ivy; that the capsule, when it opens after ripening, separates into two, and sometimes three divisions; that each kernel is attached by a separate footstalk, and is covered with a fleshy substance of a snowy

THE WHITE-WAX INSECT. whiteness, which contrasts beautifully with the purple tint presented by the leaves of the tree at that period; and that the fleshy substance is separated from the central kernel by crushing and then boiling in water. It is said by some writers that the candles made from

EARLY-RISING, this substance are former, and more free from offensive Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind, odour, than those made of European tallow; but and active habits

, I place early rising, as a means of health that they are not equal to candles made of wax or I form of that sluggard, male or female, that has formed the

and happiness. I have hardly words for the estimate spermaceti. The higher classes in China use candles habit of wasting the early prime of day in bed. Putting made of the insect wax, which yield a clear light out of the question the positive loss of life, and that too of without smoke; but this substance is too scarce and the most inspiring and beautiful part of each day, when all costly to be used by the middle or humble classes. the voices of nature invite man from his bed; leaving out of It is said that the tallow-tree is now cultivated in the attended by early rising; to me, to late hours in bed present

the calculation, that longevity has been almost invariably West Indies, where it thrives well and produces fruit; an index to chiaracter, and an omen of the ultimate hopes and hopes are entertained that, by proper management, of the person who indulges in this habit. There is no its cultivation may become very advantageous. mark so clear of a tendency to self-indulgence. It denotes

Lieutenant Moodie, in his Journal of a Residence in an inert and feeble mind, infirm of purpose, and incapable South Africa, speaks of a peculiar kind of wax ber of that elastic vigor of will which enables the possessor to ries, which grow in great abundance upon small accomplish what his reason ordains. The subject of this bushes in the sand hills near the African shore, and unfortunate habit cannot but have felt self-reproach, and a yield a substance partaking of the nature of wax

purpose to spring from his repose with the freshness of

dawn. If the mere indolent luxury of another hour of lanand tallow, which is mixed with common tallow, and guid indulgence is allowed to overrule this better purpose, it used by the colonists for making candles. The berry argues a general weakness of character, which promises no is about the size of a pea, and is covered with a high attainment or distinction. These are never awarded bluish powder. They are gathered by spreading a by fortune to any trait but vigor, promptness, and decision. skin on the sand, and beating the bushes on which Viewing the habit of late rising, in many of its aspects, it the berries grow, with a stick. When a sufficient could be found in the allowed habit of sacrificing a tenih,

would seem as if no being, that has any claim to rationality, quantity of the berries is collected by this means, they and that the freshest portion of life, at the expense of health, are boiled in a large quantity of water, and the wax is and the curtailing of the remainder, for any pleasure that skimmed off as it rises to the surface. The wax when his indulgence could conser.-Flint. all skimmed off, is poured into flat vessels and allowed to cool, when it becomes hard and brittle, and yields a

LONDON: metallic sound when struck. The cakes thus formed JOHN WILLIAM PARKER, WEST STRAND. are of a deep green colour, and are sold for the same PUBLISHED IN WEEKLYNUMMERS, PRICE UNE PENNY, AND IN MUNTHLY PARTI, price as common tallow. The berries which produce Sold by all Booksellers and Newevendors in the Kingdom.

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