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incerta. 'Tis dangerous treating, when | killing two or three, and chasing all the

VERSES, the sword is given unto the enemies hand, rest in flight. Those sallies and frequent Sung by the sole surviver of the Crew of the and therefore, (her Ladyship added) that allarums so diseased the enemy, that their

wrecked on the coast of Wales. not a man should deparť her house. That works went slowly on, having been three The storm-troubled deep howls no more from the steep, she would keep it, whilst God enabled her, weeks, and yet not cast up one mount The blue waters dance, in their gladness; against all the King's enemies, and in brief, for ordnance. But now for their own The soft sunny gale fills the fisherman's sail, that she would receive no inore messages security, to keep off our men with their And the elements reap new destruction in sleep,

. without an express of her Lords pleasure, cannon, they hasten the business, with

Poor Will saved again from the perilous main, who, she now heard, was returned from the the loss of many men's lives, compelled Beholds the green vale of his youth ; Isle of Mann, and to whom she referred to do so desperate a service. It moved Cast away on the coast, no wealth can he boast, them for the transaction of the whole busi- both wonder and pity to see multitudes of Saxe, a heart, where distress never pleaded in rain,

, ness, considering that frequent treaties are poor people so enslaved by the Reformers' a discouragement to the souldier besieged, tyranny; they would stand the musquet, And blame not, ye fair, that in pleasure or care as a yieldance to some want or weakness and loose their lives, to save nothing so when the dark bounding waves he undauntedly brass within, and so the first key that commonly near are these to the times complained of where, when returning, a boon can he share,

the gate to the enemy. opens

Like the smiles of the maid he adoreth. in the historian (24) Tacitus, when the To secure and confirm her answer, the world no less fears men for their vices, than whether plowing the seas with the favouring breeze, next day being Tuesday, a 100 Foot, com. once it honoured them for their virtues. In the chill polar snow, or in India's glow, manded by Captain Farmer, a Scotchman, 19th. On Tuesday night they brought up In his day-dream of fancy fair woman he sees, a faithfull and gallant souldier, with Lieu- one piece of cannon. 20th. Wednesday

The star of his ardent deyotion. tenant Brettergh ready to second him in morning gave us some sport; they then at the chill midnight hour, 'neath the sky's sulla ba', any service, and some 12 Horse, (our plaid their cannon three shoots, the ball When the pitiles blast howls round the call mast, whole cavalry) commanded by Lieutenant six pound. The first tryed the wall, which Though drenched on his watch, by the cold briny shor', Key, sallyed out upon the enemy; and being found proof without the least yield- Still the thought of his Sally is cheering. because the sequell of every business de- ance, or much impression, they afterwards And, oh! should he meet the proud enemy's flees, pendeth much upon the beginning, the Cap-shot higher, to beat down pinnacles and For his country he'll do or he'll die; tain determined to do something that might turrets, or else to please the women that should he lose ev'ry spar, the red banner of war

Shall be victory's garb, or his gay wir.ding sheet; remember the enemy there were souldiers came to see the spectacle.

And his death you'll record with a SIGĦ. within, he marched up to their works with

Should the tempest awake and his bark overtake, out a shot, and then firing upon them in

(To be continued.)

When the lightnings dart forth in fierce glare; their trenches, they quickly left their holds ;

When the thunder is loud from the black bursting cloud,

Should o'er him the sea all infuriate break; when Lieutenant Key having wheel'd about,

Overwhelmed-then he hopes for your PRAYER. with his horse from another gate, fell upon

Joy hung on each lip when our stout gallant ship them in their flight with much execution,

Stood for home with the favouring breeze; They slew about thirty men, took forty

Her wings spreading wide, o'er the blue-crested tide;

How gracefully stooping her sides would she din arms, one drum, and six prisoners. The

While she trod, like a giant, the seas ! main retreat was this day made good by

Oh! how brave 'tis to sweep in the bark o'er the de Captain Ogle, a gentleman industrious to

Top-gallant sails proudly unfurl'd! return the courtesie which some of their

Poetry.

Uncurb'd are our souls, as the billow that rolls, party showed unto him when he was taken

With adventurous prore every land we explore,

Our dominion-our country—the world. prisoner in the battle of Edge-hill. The

(ORIGINAL.] The other passage was carefully secured by

Bright sparkled each eye when “Land" was the cry;

Every hope was consentred in home : Captain Rawsthorne. Not one of ours was

A PARAPHRASE

And, crowded with sail, to the favouring gale that day slain or wounded. By the prison- ON THE BEGINNING OF THE TWELFTH CHAPTER She rushed, with the speed of the scud o'er the sky, ers we understood the purpose of the enemy

And bathed all her sides in the foam. was to starve the house, the commanders

Each fixed his fond gaze, to descry, through the haze, having courage to pine a lady, not to fight “ Remember thy Creator in the daysfc.

The hills he in infancy knew ;

And, in fancy's gay flight, pictured scenes of delight: with her. 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th March.

When the black scowling clouds quenched the sun's The four days following passed without In youth's gay season ere those moinents fly,

And the gale more infuriate grew. much action on either side, saving that That paint thy cheek and sparkle in thine eye ;

The birds round the mast screamed wild on the blast: the garrison gave them some night alarums, While health and vigour bless thy morn of life,

In the might of the tempest arrayed, which to some ministered an occasion of While yet unknown pale care and pining grief,

The fiends of the deep, from their treacherous sleep, running away ; to others of belying their Ere yet the generous glow that fires thy soul,

Aroused at the sound, fast marshalling round,

The war-dance of destruction displayed. own courage, that they had repulsed the Maturer age and caution shall controui,

Ere time shall teach the truth of what I sing, garrison souldiers, and slain thousands out

Now scudding, yet bold, up channel she rolled,

Nor a sail but the foresail unfurled; of hundreds. 17th. On Sunday night the And sad experience give my word a sting,

When a sea breaking in, with a cataract din, Think on thy maker in those blooming days, commanders under her Ladyship resolved

Rushed over her deck, and—swept from his hold Nor fail the tribute of thy early praise. to try their watches, and therefore at three So when the hour of trial shall draw near,

In the gulph a brave comrade was hurled ! o'clock in the morning, Captain Chisnall, And round thee gath’ring storms appear,

The oar and the coop were launched from the poop : a man of known courage and resolution, When pain and grief shall rend thy lab’ring breast,

It was needless what mortal could save.

Tumultuous and dark, no form could we mark; Lieutenant Brettergh, and Lieutenant By every dire calamity opprest,

One cry—'twas his last! was heard on the blast, Heape, with only 30 musketeers, issued Yet even then, when human help is vain,

The next howled o'er his billowy grave. out of the back gates, to surprise the enemy Thy sinking soul his goodness shall sustain ;

Now beat the big rain, but it quelled not the main, in their new trenches: but they discovering Hahitual piety shall shield thy heart,

And no beacon light could we hail; some of the light matches, ran faster than and turn aside affliction's venom’d dart :

Tossed by the rude swell, our mizenmast fell,

And the foresail, to urge her speed o'er the surge, the Captain or his souldiers could pursue, Thy youth's first choice shall prove thy steady friend, Was scattered in shreds on the gale. securing their fight in a wood close by, His care preserve thee, and his power defend. Then was the dread cry, the breakers are nigh; where, not willing to engage his souldiers

M. S.

Quick, prepare, bring the ship to the wind! in unnecessary danger, he left 'em, only Liverpool.

But, alas! a huge sea brought her down by the lee,

OF ECCLESIASTES.

latest rays,

And she struck the bare rock, vith a ruinous shock,

AMERICAN HUMOUR.

motion. They were neither of them feeble men. On And no land, through the night, could we find.

endeavoured to pump, and the other to paddle; their And the billows arose, like the Alps in their shows, o We have seldom met with a better specimen of hu- of the doctrine of the composition of forces, to see their

faces reddened ; and it was at last a pleasing illustration And burst in wild rage o'er the deck ;

mour in an American work than that which we now present hands slanting diagonally; in which line they ever after Then crashed ever beam, then burst every seam; And though Hope, shrieking,

fled, not a tear did weshed, 'oour readers. If involuntary and irresistible laughter be shook : but iť was plain to see there was no cordiality in But silently clung to the wreck. any criterion of merit in compositions of this description, it; and as usually the case with compromises, both

parties were discontented. One wave, skyward whirled, o'er us thundering hurled: we may class this dissertation amongst the best we ever

3. The tourniquet is the next in importance. It deDath rode on the brink of the steep.

remember to have enjoyed, as we were, actually, more rives its name from the instrument made use of by sur: 0! methinks I still hear the loud rush on my ear, than once, in course of its perusal, obliged to lay down geons, to stop the circulation of blood in a limb about to And the shriek when she crashed, against the rocks the paper, in order to hold our sides. The first reading be amputated. It is performed by clasping the hand of

dashed, And in fragments was strewed o'er the steep. was a sort of literary game of " Laugh and lay down.” tracting the muscles of your thumb, fingers and palm,

till you have induced any degree of compression you And hard was the strife with the waters for life ;

ON SHAKING HANDS.

may propose in the hand of your friend. Particular The death-ery was drowned in the gale;

(From the Boston Daily Advertiser.) care ought to be taken, if your own hand is as hard and And my comrades brave struggled long with the wave,

as big as a frying-pan, and that of your friend as small When down, down they sank. One was borne on a plank, Mr. Editor,—There are few things of more common and soft as a young maiden's, not to make use of the Only one to relate the sad tale.

occurrence than shaking hands; and yet I do not recol, tourniquet shake to the degree that will force the small And my shipmates so brave toiled long with the wave,

lect that much has been speculated upon the subject. I bones of the wrist out of place. It is also seldom safe

confess that when I consider to what unimportant and to apply it to gouty persons. A hearty friend of wine, And they sank in the dark boiling swell ; With the traceless surf, for a smooth grassy turf ;

futile concerns the attention of writers and readers have who had pursued the study of geology, and acquired an

been directed, I am surprised that no one has been found unusual hardness and strength of hand and wrist, by But the winds chanted long their requiem song

to handle so important a subject as this; and attempt to the use of the hammer, on returning from a scientifie And the thunder pealed loudly their knell.

give the public a rational view of the doctrine and dis, excursion, gave his gouty uncle the tourniquet shake. Though no gilded tomb record their fell doom, cipline of shaking hands. It is a subject on which I with such severity, as reduced the old gentleman's finTheir mem'ry the brave will revere ;

have myself theorised a good deal, and I beg leave to gers to powder; for which my friend had the pleasure of And, ye fair, do not blame their last tender claim ; offer you a few remarks on the origin of the practice, being disinherited, as soon as his uncle's fingers got well For their children distressed your hearts tell the rest, and the various forms in which it is exercised.

enough to hold a pen. They claimed the sad boon of a TEAR. I have been unable to find in the ancient writers, any

4. The cordial grapple is a shake of some interest. It J. S. W. distinct mention of shaking hands. They followed the is a hearty boisterous agitation of your friend's hand,

heartier practice of hugging or embracing, which has accompanied with moderate pressure, and loud cheerful

not wholly disappeared among grown persons in Europe, exclamations of welcome. It is an excellent travelling DUELLING.

and children in our country, and has ungestionably the shake, and well adapted to make friends. It is indisadvantage on the score of cordiality.

criminately performed. The following extract from Corper's Poem on “ Cox. When the ancients trusted the business of salutation 5. The Peter Grievous touch is in opposition to the corE TERSATION," may be acceptable to our readers, as an to the hands alone, they joined, but did not shake them; dial grapple. It is a pensive, tranquil junction, a cast appropriate continuation of the essay on the same sub. and although I find frequently such phrases as jungere down look, and an inarticulate enquiry after your friend's ject, which appeared in No. 16, page 125.

dextras hospitio, I do not recollect of having met with health.
that of agitarc dextras. I am inclined to think that the

6. The prude major and pride minor are monopolized practice grew up in the ages of chivalry, when the cum- by ladies. They cannot be accurately described, but * The point of honour has been deemed of use,

brous iron mail in which the knights were cased, pre are constantly to be noticed in practice. They never To teach good manners, and to curb abuse ;

vented their embracing; and when, with fingers clothed extend beyond the fingers; and the prude major allows Admit it true, the consequence is clear,

in steel, the simple touch, or joining of the hands would you to touch them only down to the second joint. The Our polish'd manners are a mask we wear.

but have been cold welcome ; so that a prolonged junc- prude minor gives you the whole of the fore finger. Con.

tion was a natural resort, to express eordiality and as siderable skill may be shown in performing these, with And at the botton, barbarous still and rude.

it would have been aukward to keep the hands unem- nice variations, such as extending the left hand, instead We are restrained indeed, bat not subdued.

ployed in this position, & gentle agitation or shaking of the right, or stretching a new glossy kid glove over The very remedy, however sure,

might naturally have been introduced.. How long the the finger you extend. Springs from the mischief it intends to cure,

practice may have remained in this incipient stage, it is
impossible, in the silence of history, to say, nor is the saw-mill shake, and the shake with malice prepense,

I might go through a long list, Sir, of the gripe royal And savage in its principle appears,

there any thing in the Chronicles de Philip de Comines, but these are only factitious combinations of the three Tried, as it should be, by the fruit it bears.

or the Byzantine historians, which enables us to trace fundamental formas already described, as the pump han'Tis hard indeed, if nothing will defend

the progress of the art into the forms in which it now dle the pendulum and the tourniquet ; the loving pat, the

exists among us. Mankind from quarrels but their fatal end;

reach romantic, and the sentimental clasp, may be re

Without therefore availing myself of the theorists, to duced in their main movements to their various combiThat now and then a hero must decease,

supply, by conjecture, the absence of history or tradi- nations and modifications of the cordial grapple, Peter That the surviving world may live in peace.

tion, I shall pass immediately to the enumeration of Grievous touch, and the prude major and minor. I

these forms: Perhaps at last close scrutiny may show

1. The pump-handle shake is the first which deserves on the modes of shaking hands, as an indication of cha

should trouble you with a few remarks, in conclusion, The practice dastardly, and inean, and low;

notice. It is executed by taking your friend's hand, racters, but as I see a friend coming up the avenue, who That men engage in it compelled by force,

and working it up and down, through an arc of tifty is addicted to the pump handle, 1 dare not tire my wris And fear, not courage, is its proper source.

degrees, for about a minute and a half. To have its by farther writing.

force and character, this shake should be performed The fear of tyrant custom, and the fear

Your humble servant, with a steady motion. No attempts should be made

SILAS SHAKEWELL. Lest fops should censure us, and fools should sneer. to give it grace, and still less, vivacity; as the few in.

Saugus, Sept. 19, 1820. At least to trample on our Maker's laws,

stances in which the latter has been tried, have uniformly P.S. When shall we see you, Mr. Hale, among us. And hazard life for any or no cause,

resulted in dislocating the shoulder of the person, on I long to take your hand. You need not fear me; I

whom it has been attempted. On the contrary, persons make use of the Peter Grievous touch, almost exclusively. To rush into a fixt eternal state,

who are partial to the pump-handle shake, should be at Out of the very flames of rage and hate,

some pains to give an equable, tranquil movement to Or send another shivering to the bar

the operation, which should on no account be continued, With all the guilt of such unnatural war,

after perspiration on the part of your friend has com- The Ravenna Gazette is full of a triumph of Signora menced.

Rosa MORANDI, a celebrated singer, which she herself Whatever use may urge, or honour plead,

2. The pendulum shake may be mentioned next, as announces. She says, “ she has received permission On reason's verdict is a madman's deed.

being somewhat similar in character ; but moving, as to be publicly crowned; that she will sing with her Am I to set my life upon a throw,

the name indicates, in a horizontal, instead of a perpen- usual perfection, particularly the magnificent rondo,

dicular direction. It is executed by sweeping your which has always been received with such rapturous apBecause a bear is rude and surly? No

hand horizontally towards your friend's, and after the plause. That, according to usual custom, a golden A moral, sensible, and well-bred man,

junction is effected, according to the pleasure of the shower will fall with innumerable sonnets, paregyrics, Will not afront me, and no other can.

parties. The only caution in its use, which needs par- &c. in which admiration will be expressed in the most Were I empowered to regulate the lists,

ticularly be given, is not to insist on performing it in a beautiful verses : and after this, several cupids will de They should encounter with well-loaded fists: plane, strictly parallel to the horizon, when you meet scend, with garlands of flowers, doves and other birds; A Trojan combat would be something new,

with a person who has been educated to the pump-handle and in the midst of this opera-paradise, the crown is to

shake. It is well known that people cling to forms be placed on the head of the artist. After this exhibiLet DARES beat ENTELLUS black and blue;

in which they have been educated, even when the sub- tion, this incomparable singer will be drawn home in a Then each might show to his admiring friends, stance is sacrificed in adhering to them. I had two splendid carriage with six horses, accompanied with honourable bumps his rich amends,

uncles, both estimable men, one of whom had been beautiful music: all the streets will be illuminated, ar d

brought up in the pump: handle shake, and the other had fire-works displayed in her honour; and she will retire nd carry in contusions of his scull,

brought home the pendulum, from a foreign voyage.- amidst a discharge of granades, serpents, and sky. satisfactory receipt in full.”

They met, joined hands, and attempted to put them in | rockets."

name,

A MODERN ST. CECILIA.

GANDER VERSUS PIKE.

Miscellanies.
THE NEW CONTINENT.

THE PATRIOT BIRD.

An old maiden lady who was a most determined [From recent American papers.)

espouser of the cause of the Pretender, happened to be

possessed of a beautiful canary bird, whose vocal powers A medical gentleman, with whom we happened to in the Pacific Ocean, south of Cape Horn, has been and the admiration of the other. Lord Peterborough

It is a singular fact, that the newly discovered land were the annoyance of one half of the neighbourhood, converse the other night, mentioned to us the following known to brother Jonathan, at least so long, that a was very solicitous to procure this bird, as a present to anecdote:-Several years ago, a farmer, who resided in voyage to and from the island has actually been comple- a favourite female, who set her heart on being mistress the immediate neighbourhood of Lochmaben, kept a ted out of the port of Stonington, Connecticut. But less of this little musical wonder ; neither his Lordship's gander, who not only had a greattrick of wandering him- ambitious about the honour than the profit, he was con- entreaties nor his bribes could prevail, but so able a new self, but also delighted in piloting forth his cackling har tent, from the experience of the first voyage, to move gociator was not to be easily foiled—he took an opporen to weary themselves in circumnavigating their na. on quietly in the purchase of ships, which

he has done unity of changing the bird, by substituting another tive lake, or in straying amidst forbidden fields on the opposite shore. Wishing to check this vagrant bac all of which have ostensibly gone a whaling, but they lant protector was off her guard. The changeling was

to the extent of seven or eight within a few months, in its cage, during some lucky moment when its vigi. bit, he one day seized the gander just as he was about have more probably gone a sealing. About two years precisely like the original, cxcept in that particular zo to spring into the breast of his favourite

element, and ago, a ship was fitted out of this port (New York) on spect which alone constituted its value, it was a perfet cying a huge fishing book to his leg, to which was at; shares, for “ an island unknown to any

one except the mute, and had more taste for seeds than for songs tached part

of a dead frog, he suffered him to proceed captain, where seals, which had never been disturbed Immediately after this manæuvre, that battle whid on his voyage of discovery. As had been anticipated, by man, were as tame as kittens, and more plenty utterly ruined the hopes of the Pretender took place; a this bait soon caught the eye of a greedy pike, which than at any other place upon earth.” This was the decent interval had elapsed, when his Lordship sum. swallowing the deadly book, not only arrested the pro- language used to induce others to take an interest, the moned up resolution to call again on the old lady, in gress of the astonished gander, but forced him to possessors of the secret being rich in knowledge, but order to smother all suspicion of the trick he had played the water! For some time the struggle was most poor in purse. The ship, however, proceeded; but upon her, he was about to affect a great anxiety for the amusing--the fish pulling, and the bird screaming with destination. was unfortunately cast away, before she reached her possession of the bird ; but she saved him ail balle

on this score, by anticipating, as she thought, bis erand, all its might-the one attempting to fly, and the other to swim from the invisible enemy-the gander the one as they wish by keeping the secret, we hope they will again, I presume, to coax me out of my dear Linde ital

When our brethren of Stonington have made as much exclaiming, “Oh! oh! my Lord! then you ax cune moment losing and the next regaining his centre of favour the world with some account of their discovery. but it is all in vain, he is now dearer to me than even; gravity, and casting between whiles many a rueful look at his snow-white fleet of geese and goslings, who taking some guess of the existence of this island: they, Would you believe it, my Lord, from the moment that

It is probable the people of Newhaven have been I would not part with him for his cage full of gold. cackled out their sympathy for their afflicted commo- too, have been looking out for whale ships.- New York his Gracious Sovereign was defeated, the sweet little fail dore. At length victory decided in favour of the fea-Mer. Adv. thered angler, who, bearing away for the nearest shore,

low has not uttered a single word ! !. landed on the smooth green grass, one of the finest pikes ever caught in the Castle-loch. This adventure

MARINE LIFE PRESERVERS. is said to have cured the gander of his propensity for wandering : but on this point we are inclined to be a 03 We deem the subject of the simple in on, described below, of such vast importance, that we shall rentum little sceptical particularly as we lately beard, that at to transcribe it from the Mercury; as our two publications fall into very different hands. After having the Reservoir, near Glasgow, the country people are in the habit of employing dueks in this novel mode of fish

incurred the expense of the accompanying engraving, none of our friends will object to our making the most ing. We cannot, to be sure, vouch for this last fact; extensive use of it, and thus disseminating as widely as possible an invention, which, considering its simplicity is but in the days of yore, bawks were taught to bring its certainty, and the immense advantages which may arise from its adoption, may be classed amongst the down woodcocks and muirfowl, and why might not a

most important of human discoveries. similar course of training enable ducks to bring up pikes and perches ?-Dumfries Courier.

A letter from Batavia gives the following particulars of a wild woman, who had been taken in the interior of the island of Java. She does not speak, but imitates the noise of many animals. The sound of her voice very much resembles the yelping of puppies. She runs on her hands and feet, climbs trees with facility, leaping from branch to branch like apes. Birds or game rarely escape her. She appears to be about thirty years of age. It is supposed that she was separated from her friends at an early age, and has grown up among animals, and become assimilated to them in manners and habits. Unsuccessful attempts have been made to habituate her to human nourishment.

Indian Superstitions. It will be seen by the following extract of a letter from a young gentleman of this town to one of his relations, that the horrible practice of hu. man sacrifices still prevails, even under the very nose of

[From the Evangelical Magazine, for October.] the British capital in India. Should not something be Annexed is the plan a Raft, to save passengers times round on each side the bulge of the casks; and risked for the sake of abolishing a custom so abominable? and sailors when a ship is wrecked, which has been ap- four sınall notches should be cut on each side the plants

Calcutta, 30th March, 1820. After the Princess proved of by the Royal Humane Society. A deputation to prevent the casks shifting off the plank. DD II Charlotte left this place for Liverpool, not having much also from the Trinity House, expressed their approba- rope made fast from CC to cc, on each side, to pass to do, I went up the country, a little above Nuddea, but tion, and voted the inventor an honorary prize, which vent the men from being washed off the plank

, fixed was much disappointed in the general appearance of the he ordered to be paid to the

Missionary Society, and under their arms, so as to leave sufficient room for then country. It is all as flat as a bowling green, and no received a letter from the late Dr. Haweis, acknowledg. to row with their hands. EEEE, men sitting on the change whatever in the scenery; all puddy fields, jungle, ing the receipt thereof.

plank between the ropes. If the casks are large, the and a beggarly village. Having heard of a frightful cere

ropes D should be drawn closer, with small cordagt mony that was to take place, I am much afraid when I

EXPLANATION.

close to the ends of the casks, and one in the middle, tell you that I went to see it, you will think me possessed A is an oak plank, nine or ten feet long, two or three as to have just room for the men to sit between the of no feeling whatever ; for it was the most horrid sight inches thick, and six or eight inches broad. If a deal ropes D, and row with their hands. that can be witnessed, and I trust that I shall never see plank, it would be adviseable to bind some iron or lead A barrel containing 36 gallons will carry 300 pouzd such a sight again. The ceremony was that of burning with cordage to the bottom of the plank, near the ends, weight without sinking. Forty or 50 pounds will keep my two women with their dead husband,

I can assure or bags of silver or gold, or any other valuable heavy man's head above water ; there is no fear of overloading. you I saw two women deliberately throw themselves articles, which would act as baílast, and keep the men I consider that water-casks, ropes, and planks, are de immediately three men jumped upon the pile, and tied long bags made with sail-cloth, and filled with sand or means in their own power,

the mariners are more likely the three together; then laid two strong bamboes across coals, would be less liable to shift, or get loose. BB are them, and

then a quantity of reeds and wood over them, two empty barrels, or water-casks, such as would con- in the night, and at a distance from any large watu after which the eldest son of one of the women set fire to tain about 36 gallons each ; if larger the better. Two assistance from land must be very uncertain. made a most horrid noise, so as completely to drown any and

would carry ali the men that could sit on it; these plan is, that the sailors would be likely to leave the ship peared as much rejoiced as if they had been a set of into them that

is heavy, but only very light articles, as readily leave the ship, if there were any chance of sering schoolboys over a bonfire. I do most sincerely hope papers, &c. for the more buoyant the casks are, so much her; besides it would be safer for the men to sit on that government may be induced to stop this horrible the better. These barrels must be water-proof, closely planks till the ship goes down. custom."

bunged up. CCCC is a small rope, bound two or three Bixley, near Norwich.

R.C

I say

The Drama.

| about, " like a Mandarin in a tea-shop,” when eh is pidity, truth, and energy equal to Mr. Vandeuloft, singing. It is a pity we had no song from him; his on this memorable occasion. I say memorable; for,

voice does not suit glees, his falcetio is not suffi- although the two first acts of Vandeuboff's Virginius TO THE EDITOR,

ciently round for the alto, in a four part glee. nay, safely fur bis fame, be buried in oblivion, the

" Blow, blow, thou mighty Wind,” and “ Under the three last can never be forgotten. SIR, – The favourable opinion which you were | Greenwood Tree,” (particular the latter,) are very In the second scene, act fourth, Mr. Macready pleased to express upon my last communication, good glees.- Mr. Brown's acting in the scene be- placing his daughter's head on his busom, and encirsa persedes an apology for handing you the follow.iween the sisters was good: the witchery of Miss cling her in his arms, appears a complete picture of 1.13 remarks upou a performance which took place Stephens's singing would sometimes force a glance pusilanimity; and in this mauner we are to suppose at our Theatre on Saturday last. Ou that evening, of attention, predisposed as fancy seemed to be to be parades the streets of Rome; for it is thus he Shakspeare's Comedy of Errors introduced to our worship “the Goddess of his idolatry,” be, however, enters in the next scene which places him before the busards the justly celebrated Miss Stephens, in the sometimes repulsed the lady somewhat roughly. judgment-seat of Appius. This is one of those uncharacter of Adriana. The bouse was full, and

This revival of the “ Comedy of Errors," " by ad- happy conceptions I alluded to in my notice of bis me appareotly much gratified with the novelty of the ding to the stock of those barmless pleasures that performance of this character. Mr. Macready cer

cuteriamuent.- Here, I cannot help noticing the gladden life,” is bighly creditable to the taste and aioly appeared the affectionate father: Mr. Vandensarious speculations of the persons that surrounded philanthropy of the persons who have revived it; hoff was also the affectionate father, but he did not sale, respecting the fitness of this play for public re. and the poetical embellishments are exceedingly forget he was likewise the intrepid Roman, whose presentation, on account of the difficulty of obtain. proper. The poetry of Shakspeare is alone worthy rights and liberties were secured by the protecting ing persons so much alike as to personate the two of being used, as illustrative of the great bard's laws of bis country. Mr. Macready coinforted his Antipole and Dromios as to give probability to plays.

daughter; Mr. Vandenhoff animaled her. Rejecting, the incidents: I will just observe, that no person The moral is not very apparent; but then there is therefore, the effeminate style of playing this scene sa his perfect senses ever sat in a theatre and be nothing immoral in the piece; and surely there is adopted by Mr. Macready, and nobly holding his I zeved he was a spectator of scenes in real life, bow- something in laughing at the conceits that could Virginia by the hand, he gave ineffable dignity and ver excellent the acting.

delight the mind of a Shakspeare. At this re- vigour to the speech, He, whose eyes are sutfused with tears at the well presentation I was insensibly led to compare the pre

« Come on! depicted tenderness and sorrow of the Mirs. Beverly sent temples devoted to the listrionic art, and the Fear not. It is your father's grasp you feel. of Miss O'Neill, or whose mind is intensely inte excellent apparatus and paraphernalia which are

Come on, Virginia; rested by Kean's artfu! portraiture of the villany of used as auxiliaries, with the mean edifices and al.

We trust our cause to Rome and to the Gods!Pichard, or Sir Giles, in the same instant awards to most total want of all kind of scenic illustrations The next scene marked his critical attention to the the actor the tribute of his applause.—This would which existed when the immortal poet lived; and a text of his author and to the feelings and situation not occur on the contemplation of scenes in real life; half-formed wish rose in my mind, that he could be of the man he represented.

citaer deep sorrow nor madly.cruel ambition are present at such a representation, and receive the in. He had not forgollen his fixed purpose uzatter for admiration.--Again, I think, in this par. cense due to his merit.-That his works may long

I shall walk along ticular instance, if it were possible to have the cha- continue to instruct, reform, and delight mankind, Slowly and calmly with my daughter, thus *** Facters represented by persons so much alike as to and that no impious bigot'or scurvy politician" In my hand : e render the mistakes a matter of course, the audience may abridge one sentence in his hallowed volume, EL Tould be as much perplexed as the dramatis per are the wishes of,

Sir,

I'll walk along thus in the eyes of Rome, sore, and thereby loose half the mirth occasioned

Your obedient servant, and his entrance was in the genuine spirit of one by the equivoque. This was Miss Stepheus's first appearance in the

Manchester, Oct. 24, 1820.

J. T. deeply sensible of his injuries, but also proudly

erect in his own superiority. His appearance thus drama, in Manchester. She stoops much more than

before the tribunal of Appius was very highly effecthe did two or three years ago; but perhaps she

MR. VANDENHOFF'S VIRGINIUS.

tive and imposing, and gave great point to the speech appears to a disadvantage in comparison with Miss

of Appius, Hammersley-She has a singular custom of ap

You had better, proaching and retiring, or rather shufting backwards This performauce was in the two first acts inferior

Virginius, wear another kind of carriage. and forwards, which it is a pity she will not correct; to Mr. Macready's. It had neither the playfulness This is not the fashion that will serve you. Ivar for I cannot bring myself to imagine, with Mister nor the vigour which that gentleman threw into the The reply to this was energetic and affecting in the

Clie, poor geatleman! that such specimens of art. part. In the third act, however, Mr. Vaudenhoff highest conceivable degree. The strong feeling lessness as those he meutions in your last publication began to rise proudly pre-eminent above bis able which bursts forth in the indignant exclamation, are beauty-spots rather than blemishes. A whole predecessor. And it is in this precise part where "The fashion, Appius!" painted in vivid colours week's extatic warbling seems to have bereaved Mr. the character rises in tragic importance. In the fine contempt for the lustful hypocrite, the undaunted

Clio of his wits, or he surely would not have adduced scene, where Virginius is informed of the dreadful pride and nobleness of conscious' rectitude, and sach an incident as her incapability of suppressing situation of his daughter, Mr. Vandenhoff's exer- astonishment that a thing so vile eveu as Appius titlering as a consideration. These are, however, tions were truly grand, and bis talents shown to Claudius could speak or think of the fashion it trilling defects, and a thousand such would have wonderful advantage. His bursting impatience to " became a man to speak in been forgotten when the syren commenced warbling hear the terrifying truth which so tardily escaped Whose property in his own child, the offspring her native wood-notes wild!" "Twas then the ir: the unwilling' lips of Lucius ; his amazement, on

Of his own body, near to him as is resistible potency of her skill was implicitly admitted being told that Clundius had claimed bis daughter ;

His hand, his arm-yea nearer--closer far"in the breathless silence of her audience. The full, his fiery indignation at the fact of bis beloved child ekar stream of melody, which in the lower notes of having been disgracefully dragged as a slave through was called in question. berroice she pours upon the ear, and the exquisitely the public streets of Rome; and his dreadful pur

The keep and appalling severity of Mr. Vanden. touching sweetness of the upper tones, added to the poses of vengeance, so fearfully depicted on his tea- hoff's manner, at the commencement of the speech Erilliancy of the cadences, whicis, with a charın soft tures, and in the energetic grandeur of his action; from which this quotation is made; the powerful is twilight, she theu threw around the whole, might, were all couceived in the most lufty and impassionce workings of paternal affection as he proceeded, and f beard accidentally, and in a situation similarly style.

the cuting irony with which he pronounced the last romantic, have called forth the exclamation of

Mr. Vandenhoff's greatest efforts were, however, line, Comus,-ibat such straios in the scene before Appius Claudius, where his

“I pray you, tutor me," “ would take the prison'd soul, property in his own child is disputed.” A more laid open the very soul of Virginius, and excited one And wrap it in Elysium."

splendid piece of acting was never witnessed. I am of those spontaneous and rapturous bursts of apI envy not the man who could hear it with indiffer- utterly at a loss for terms to express the admiration plaus, which are said to be of such rare occurrence

excited by the superlative genius and powers dis- at Lirpool, that the first tragedians of the day have She was twice encored; in the second song, and played in this arduous part of the tragedy. The been scouraged by the absence of this exhilarating in that beginning" By the simplicity of Venus' usual phrases, great, original, discriminating, &c. stimullot to exertion. doves."

inadequately describe the paralizing truth and vi- The fifth act, wherein Virginius appears bereft of Miss Hammersley sung her first song extremely gour with which be depicted the various and con- reason, was played with great feeling and judgmem, vell, but the second was miserably fat. The upper tending passions; which, raising to a godlike emi. The abstractedness necessarily atiendant on this Jones of this lady's voice are exceedingly good; but nence the agonized subject of them, seemed to aberration was finely depicted and ably supported I do not think she takes sufficient pains to improve wither and almost andibilate by their electrifying throughout the whole of these painful and arduous aerself in science. I hope she will not fall in influence the base and licentious invaders of his do. scenes. love with the beauty-spots named above, and there mestic peace and honour. Many actors would ex- To have quoted particular passages from a per. will then be hopes of her being as good a siaging hibit with equal force some of the dreadful passions formance, the whole of which displayed the nicest actress as Mr. Larkin is a singing actor. Would 10 which tore in pieces the lacerated soul of Virginius: discrimination aud the purest taste, may appear unGod, ibis gentleman would leave off rolling his head I few could have depicted the whole of them with a ra.I necessary; but I should have done violence iv my

esce.

more.

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feelings, had I not adverted to those that I have par. the globe on the shoulders of Atlas. Thus, although the corsage is cut low round the bust; it fastens bebidd, ticularly uoticed. It is to be lamented that the play-spire was intended, as others are, to point towards heaven, and the back is full; the bust is ornamented with going part of our population cannot be indulged with are these two huge bodies piled upon it, as if to say, a fulness of white satin, and tastefully intermised a repetition of this performance before the final se

"thus far shalt thou aspire, and no further.” At the with pearls ; the shape of the front is formed by a cession of this distinguished actor from our theatrical to minima vene er des after the fasbiometof the careers of a white

satia'stomacher, cressed with bands of gre company. Had Virginius been brought forward at not dispute, although I prefer the usual costume of the de Naples wreathed with pearl; a pearl button as an earlier part of the season, as the tragedy of Brutus weathercock, not only from its lighter appearance on a placed in the middle of each band, and it termi

. was last year, the merits of the actor, and the dis: delicate spire, but that, by assuming a variety of posi- nates with a double scollop at the bottom of the cernment and spirit of the town would have secured tions, a sort of novelty of appearance is given to the waist. A broad white satin sash is disposed in folds to the managers their best reward.

whole: besides, it lets the good folks know " which round the waist, and tied in a bow and long ends G. N. way the wind blows.” As I have already paid a consi- behind; the sleeve is a mixture of wbite satin and derable sum towards the erection of this church, al; gros de Naples, the first disposed in irregular pats

, though it will to me only be as an ornament, I call ihe last forming bands of a very novel and pretty Correspondence. upon some of our spirited townsmen to solicit the reform; they are intermixed with pearl; the slere TO THE EDITOR

stitution of something more accordant with the lightness is the usual length.-Hair dressed in light la and proportions of the building.

w.

ringlets, and much divided on the forehead; the

hind hair dressed low.-Head-dress, a full garand SIR, -A French gentleman, who is said to have

of damask roses, placed rather far back on the received a liberal education, and who is a professor

Natural History. crown of the bead. White salin sboes, and sbite of his native language in this town, contends that

kid gloves. the following phrase is correct :

Interesting Vegetable Phenomenon. The ash tree,

which is this year unusually full of fruit or seeds, com- To Correspondents. Mes tres chers père et mère.”

monly called keys, will be found worthy the attention But as such a mode of expression, violates every pod of the fruit is in skape like a bird's tongue, having Paws story, which we thought we bad before acknow rule of concord, I have hitherto seco, I cannot per- only one cell that coutains a seed of the same shape.

neither can we conceive that his hero possesses the ceive its propriety; and therefore I request that By, opening the pod carefully with a penknife, the um.

claims to immortality with which P. invests him: bílical cord will be found running from the stalk to the some one of your correspondents who is a critic in upper end of the fruit, where it enters to convey the

cannot surely be for his penchant for drinking at that language, will inform me if it be warranted nourishment to the germ, in which (on opening from the

bull-baiting, which is recorded in the tenth Ferse. either by the decisions of the French Academy; or both in trunk and leaves, as not even to require the as

reverse end,) will be found the future tree, so formed LATHOM HOUSE.-The interesting details of the es by the authority of any acknowledged French sistance of magnifiers to see the perfect plant. I am not

morable siege of Lathom House, (the commer

ment of which will be found in our present numba Classic, W. aware of any other kernel that affords so distinct a re

will probably occupy a portion of our two succeeding semblance of its parent; or that this circumstance has November 4th, 1820.

numbers, and will temporally interfere with me been noticed to the public in any work.-Phillips on other communications already noticed, and intended Botany

for our columns.
TO THE EDITOR,
Fashions for November.

The story of the “ Devil Outwitted," although it miehs

gratify some of our readers, would displease not SIR,-1 was extremely glad to see a letter in your last sigued I. P. respecting an amateur play; and WALKING DRESS.-A round dress, composed of The anagrams of COLLECTOR, together with serta! some of the youths of Liverpool will not suffer this poplin : the buttom of the skirt is finished with a season to pass away as they have the last two, with full rouleau of satin to correspond ; over this is a

similar bagatelles, are in reserve for the Christine out a renewal of this truly laudable undertaking: trimming composed of plaitings of double gauze cut

holidays. There is not an Institution in town which is not out bias, and disposed in a scroll pattera ; the plaited

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH.-Without assuming of funds, particularly the Dispensary, and although edge is covered with satin piping ; a rouleau of

knowledge of architecture, or making any prezentat they cannot all be aided by our endeavours, still it satin, somewhat smaller than that at the bottom, is

to taste in the fine arts, we had anticipated W.inthe will assist some Institution or other and be credita- placed above this trimming. The corsage is made

judgment he has passed upon the clumsy effect of the ble to the town. Through your medium I shall be high, with a small collar, which sits rather close to

bulky ball and cross by which this beautiful life glad to hear from any your correspondents, and in the neck. Epaulette, composed of satin in the form

has been recently surmounted. Our correspondent

, the mean time am yours truly,

whose letter was sent to us early last week, wil he. of a wing; there are two double folds, one a little ceive that some change appears to be in contemplatisa

; J. H. P.

smaller than the other. The bottom of the long from which we are led to conclude that the heart? sleeve is finished with three parrow satin rouleaus,

pearance of those intended ornaments has occurredo TO THE EDITOR. disposed to form points in front of the arm. The

those whose reputation is more immediately comma pelissee worn over this dress is composed of gros de

the completion of this noble pile. SIRÇIn admiration of the beautiful Spire of St. Naples, of a singular but very beautiful colour, D's lines to ELLEN in our next. Michael's Church, I had determined to suppress some something between a lilac and a purple; it is observations on what I considered to be blemishes in other wadded, and

the skirt is made pretty full; the body we have to notice also M. T.-SARAH—A. L-B5

HENRICUS. which I proudly hailed as the finest architectural orna. derate length, is ornamented at bottom by a kout THEATRICAL CRITIQUES.–Our CONSTANT REINE heavy entablature over the pillars at the east end, with of ribbon. The pelerine is of the same material ER is informed,

that the theatrical season being som out an urn or ornament to relieve its sombre massiness as the pelisse ; it is rounded behind, cones only to near the close, he will have a long respite from the -- having the appearance of a stone coffin, and raised the point of the shoulder, and tapers down in front critiques for which he seems to have so little relish. higher than the other part of the wall, on purpose, ap- in a maover very advantageous to the shape. The parently, to introduce into the descent two miserably long sleeve is rather tight to the arm; it is finishHat scrolls or figures of S, which bear no affinity whated at the wrist with a very full trimming of gros de

Printed, published, and sold ever to any other part of the building; and the whole Naples to correspond. The half-sleeve is very full,

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. forming a striking contrast to the airy and elegant front and of a novel and pretty form, and is extremely sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane ; More

Liverpool Mercury Office. I anticipate in answer to this, an overwhelming account povel and striking; it goes round the bottom and of masonic proportions and orders, clouded in all the

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. The obscure technicality of the ancient art.-But I claim up the fronts of the pelisse, and also encloses the Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Pubk the privilege of judging, by an untutored perception of pelerine—Head-dress, a bonnet composed of the Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsara, beauty; and I contend, that if in dearth of invention same material as the pelisse, and lived with white Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street ; and M.

John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money asili we assume the style of the great masters, whose works satin. The brim is very large; it is finished at the Greece edge

For the information of our distant friends we het beauties, to abandon their defects. These would have of Howers made of feathers, whtch corresponds with the following agents. passed unnoticed; but the finishing of the spire, other the bonnet.- Limerick gloves, and boots the colour London, Sherwood and Co. wise a finely proportioned structure, has elicited these of the pelisse.

Dublin, J. K. Johnston & Co. few remarks. “We have, Sir, a crown stone, or capital, EVENING DRESS. - A white gros de Naples Stockport, Mr. Dawson. of prodigious size; and which, placed upon what seems the slenderest part of the spire, without any intervening round dress, ornamented at the bottom of the Leeds, Mr. Dewhirst. flowerwork or tracery, as at the top of St. Thomas's, skirt by a broad band of bias wbite satin, disposed Bolton, Mr. Kell. appears as if perched upon a pivet. so close to this stone, in deep plaits; this is surmounted by three white Hull, Mr. Perkins. that it almost appears resting upon it, we have a ball, like satin rouleaus, which are wreathed with pearl. The Lancaster, Mr. Bentham

Warrington, Mr. Harrison
Preston, Mr. Whittie,

Manchester, Mrs. Richardson. Stoke, Mr. Tomkinson

Hanley, Mr. Allbut. Wigan, Messrs. Lyon Ormskirk, Mr. Garside Blackburn, Mr. Rogers Northwich, Mr. Kent

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