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Sound; and being so near the spot, he im- a wave rises above the very top of it, and scenes of innocence, mirth, and gaiety, to mediately manned two or three swift boats, circling round, the whole looks like a co- mingle the sympathetic tear with affliction Other boats put off from the shore; but lumn of water, till it breaks into foam, and and distress. But experienee shows us, though it was not stormy, it was impossible subsides.
that the heart of man is equally susceptible to land. In the mean time, the fire having The care of this important beacon is of the malevolent affections ; and religion descended to the lower parts of the building, committed to four men; two of whom take joins in confirming the melancholy truth. had driven the poor inhabitants upon the the charge of it by turns, and are relieved The picturesque eye, in the mean time, sur skirts of the rock; where they were sitting every six weeks. But as it often happens, veys natural and moral evil, under characdisconsolate, when assistance arrived. They especially in stormy weather, that boats ters entirely different. Darken the storm; had the mortification, however, to find that cannot touch at the. Edystone for many let loose the winds ; let the waves overwhelm the boats, through fear of being dashed to months, a proper quantity of salt provision all that is fair and good ; the storm will be pieces, were obliged to keep aloof. At is always laid up, as in a ship victualled for sublime, and the catastrophe pathetic ; while length it was contrived to throw coils of a long voyage. In high winds such a briny the moral tempest is dreary, without granrope upon the rock, which the men tied atmosphere surrounds this gloomy solitude deur, and the catastrophe afflicting, without round them, and were dragged on board from the dashing of the waves, that a man one picturesque idea. through the sea, The case of one of these exposed to it could not draw his breath. The emolument of this arduous post poor fellows, who was above ninety years of At these dreadful intervals the two forlorn twenty pounds a year, and provisions while age, was singular. As he had been endea- inhabitants keep close quarters, and are on duty. The house to live in may be vouring to extinguish the fire in the cupola, obliged to live in darkness and stench ; lis. fairly thrown into the bargain. The whole where it first raged, and was looking up, tening to the howling storm, excluded in together is, perhaps, one of the least eligible the melted lead from the roof came trick. every emergency from the least hope of pieces of preferment in Britain : and yet, ling down upon his face and shoulders. At assistance, and without any earthly comfort, from a story, which Mr. Smeaton relates, it Plymouth he was put into a surgeon's hands; but what is administered from their confi- appears there are stations still more ineligiand, though much burt, he appeared to be dence in the strength of the building in ble. A fellow, who got a good livelihood in no danger. He constantly, however, which they are immured. Once, on reliev- by making leathern pipes for engines, grew affirmed, that some of the melted lead had ing this forlorn guard, one of the men was tired of sitting constantly at work, and sofalleg down his throat. This was not be found dead, his companion chusing rather liçited a light-house man's place, which, as lieved, as it was thought he could not have to shut himself up with a putrifying carcase, competitors are not numerous, he obtained. survived such a circumstance. In twelve than, by throwing it into the sea, to incur As the Edystone boat was carrying him to days he died; and Mr. Smeaton says, he the suspicion of murder. In fine weather, take possession of his new habitation, one saw the lead, after it had been taken out of these wretched beings just scramble a little of the boatmen asked him, what could tempt his stomach; and that it weighed seven about the edge of the rock, when the tide him to give up a profitable business to be ounces. *
ebbs, and amuse themselves with fishing; shut up for months together, in a pillar ? The next light-house, which is the pre-which is the only employment they have, “Why," said the man, “because I did not sent one, was built by Mr. Smeaton, and is except that of trimming their nightly fires. like confinement.” constructed on a plan, which it is hoped
Such total inaction and entire seclusion will secure it against every danger. It is from all the joys and aids of society, can built entirely of stone, in a circular form. only be endured by great religious philosoIts foundations are let into a socket in the phy, which we cannot imagine they feel ; rock, on which it stands, and of which it or by great stupidity, which in pity we must almost makes a part ; for the stones are all suppose they possess. united with the rock, and with each other, Yet though this wretched community is
Poetry. by massy dove-tails. The cement used in so small
, we were assured it is generally a this curious masonry is the lime of Watchet, scene of misanthropy. Instead of suffering from whence Mr. Smeaton contrived to the recollection of those distresses and dan- This poem is a clever and lively production, glancing bring it barreled up in cyder-casks ; for the gers in which each is deserted by all but at a number of the fashionable pursuits of the day and
night. The vehicle for the verse is rather of a loose proprietors will not suffer it to be exported one, to endear that one to him, we were in character, for Julia is a naughty person, and the author in its crude state. The door of this inge- formed the humours of each were so sourcd, brings the whole range of gay life under her review, unnious piece of architecture is only the size that they preyed both on themselves, and der the plea of telling her not to debar his friend and her of a ship's gun-port; and the windows oh each other. If one sat above, the other slave, Charles, from his wonted sports, which he accord
ingly describes to her. A more moral frame-work migh, mere loop-holes, denying light to exclude was commonly found below. Their meals
have been chosen ; but there is " no offence i'the world wind. When tủe tide swells above the too were solitary ; each, like a brute, growl in the manner in which the matter is treated, beyond foundation of the building, the light-house ing over his food alone.
what is objectionable in itself. The suggestion is from makes the odd appearance of a structure
We are sorry to acknowledge a picture
the 8th ode, of the 1st book of Horace. emerging from the waves. But sometimes like this to be a likeness of human nature.
Sybarin cur properes amando
Perdere ? In-some gentle minds we see the kind affec. Charles, the modern Achilles in the toils of his DeidaSee Mr, Smeaton's Account of the Edystone. tions rejoice in being beckoned even from mia, has been
ADVICE TO JULIA; A LETTER IX RHYME.
Aloof frominerer unruly bounds,
The glass of fashion and the mould of form, There is one exquisite touch.
Warned by the knowing ones to keep The observed of all observers ;
useless leap, “Have you, my friend," I've heard him say,
oft, in in a word, the Prince of Dandies. The picture of a
“ Been lucky in your turns to-day?"
Hôrses throw off, as well as hounds) top is excellently drawn ; we copy the most characteristic The effects of Peace are placed in a ludierous light. To copy those whose practised eye traits :
Too warm, my friend, your anger waxes ;
Turns to the well-known gap' hard by)
He learns, in rising at a gate,
The value of the hint, too late.
For, awkward where he should be limber,
Just as 'tis cleared, he touches timber;
Falls, and before he can recover him;
Aghast, see half the field ride over him;
A perfect judge though bruised to jelly,
Of every horse's girth and belly.
Thrice he his suppliant armis extends
In vain to all his dearest friends;
And lies, perchance, where Fate has spilled him,
Till they have rühned the fox and killed him. What if his envious rivals swore
But mows down whole establishments.
The author supposes that the emancipated lover may 'Twas jargon, all, and he a bore ?
The poor, the middling, shot a pitch
become a senator, and tells us what his duties will then The susły sentence was outvoted,
More and more humble ; ev'n the rich,
And now, with no design to quiz,
I'll tell you what this business is;
This mute, inglorious toil and pain,
That wears the body, not the brain.
Much more in many cases; here
Much less is meant than meets the ear.
Just listeni, and you'll find a knack 'tis
Unless she's sworn to the tax-gatherer? Armed at all points, from head to foot,
Soon mastered by a little practice. From rim of hat to rip of boot.
There is an amusing coup d'eil thrown over the To calculate with due precision, Above so loose, below so braced,
autumn in London, from which we select one of the The moment of the next division; In chest exuberant, and in waist touches.
The art in proper time to cough ; Just like an hour.glass, or a wasp,
No longer from the footman's thumb
The mysteries of pairing off;
When to be mute, and when to cheer
A modest member with a “ Hear;"
The secret, ere debates begin,
Of whipping out, and whipping in
From Bellamy's, with checked digestion, Trowsers so called from those barbarians (The London Coachmakers' delight)
Just as the Speaker pots the question.
Such, Julia, are the hard conditions
Imposed on sucking politicians !
? But Charles must sacrifice his ease
Sometimes, to heavier tasks than these.
Perchance, to settle who shall sit, he
Is tethered to some dull committee,
Where learned lawyers having wrangled
For months, leave matters more entangled.
Joy to the candidates who pay
From ebbing purses, day by day,
Hundreds for every fresh objection
Which leads them to a void section !
Or, at the opening of the session,
(Uniting courage with discretion)
Must strive his faltering tongue to teach
The echo of a royal speech,
In which the mover and the seconder
The bills, 'tis true, to those up stairs, Whence steams a mingled soft perfume,
Too oft, alas ! though clever reckon'd, ert;
Or when he meditates some far jaunt,
Is taken captive by the Serjeant,
*From whose firm grasp no custodec
E'er yet escaped without a fee; One glance from you is quite enough
other rustic employments, indulging in Leicestershire Or posts, from some far distant hall, To “cleanse it of that perilous stuff." hunting, with the Melton club. Experience in this
Up through ten counties, to a Call; Loosed by the spell of your endearments, pleasure is gained, and we find it thus described.
Or hurrying down at four (how pleasant !) His tortured ribs have burst their cerements,
Sees, in dismay, not forty present, And, like delinquents freed from jail,
Yet lingers, till, to end his doubt, His waist is fairly out on bail. * That is the turns of his cravat, a matter of sufficient
The punctual Speaker counts them out; Julia, you've moved its habeas corpus; importance to occupy several dandy hours daily, unless
Or, fumbling at the door, is shocked, But when the man is grown a porpus, lucky.
To find it mercilessly locked ; Long, long before the season's ended,
+ A question actually put by a great master on fait Or, when the weather warmer waxes, You'll wish it bad still been suspended. de gravates to one of his most promising pupils.
Must help Vansittart through the taxes ;
And, threatening those who heavy think 'em
THE BEAUTIES OR
Country, but such curious-looking creatures as they are With the laid ghost of that on Income,
I never saw they have no clothes, except a little bit of
cloth round their waists--the men are very large, Cry, “ question !" when the strongest side
their hair long and black-they are very well armedim To conquer has but to divide.
“ Ludimus effigiem belli."
many of them have muskets, but in general they are
armed with bowsand arrows-these arrows are mostly poi. What, though thy floor, St. Stephen, yield
soned- I never see them with more than one arrow pointed To gifted minds a glorious field ;
with steel-I hear they are a very brave set of People, Though rich the prize of those who aim
and have never been conquered by the Spaniards the Within thy walls at power and fame,
The White to checkmate in FIVE Moves,
come here in large parties, and have a very independa:
look-I do not like their appearance, and would feel And, through the struggles of debate,
much more at ease if they would stay at some distance Rule, or aspire to rule, the state;
(Lolli, page 345.)
our out-posts have received orders not to let them etter Yet who in mere routine would waste
the town with their arms the inhabitants of the town One grain of knowledge, sense, or taste ?
generally pay us a visit in the morning and retire in the Black.
evening, carrying off whatever they can tay their hands Who, through a tedious session, bear
upon, from which I must conclude they will shortly at. To slumber in the tainted air
99 C S 2 I tack us ; 'but as we have got all the guns unspiked te Of crowded benches, glad to make
do not fear them, and besides we have brought our ves. 8 His dinner on a tough beefsteak;
sels near enough to the shore for our guns to bear on the
town. Or (summoned by a Treasury-note)
“ MARCH 21.--I have been kept so busy of late that
, 2 Night after night to sit and vote,
. Od A mere machine, with no dominion
the 17th, St. Patrick's Day, Commodore Pedillo, of our Over his seat or his opinion ;
Fleet, got the Band to his house, and gave us a sort on
Ball. We had many of our officers present, and like Only to frank an ounce, and see
wise officers from all quarters. Pedillo, who is a native On all his letters' backs M. P. ?
5 of this country, called for • Rule Britannia,' and com
menced dancing a minuet to it with a lady, an inhabi. Who would, as day begins to peep,
tant of this town. Pedillo then called for God sare (The house half hungry, half asleep) +
the King ;' it is the favourite tune of Bolivar. St
Patrick's Day' was played not less than twenty times With many a yawn and inward curse, SI
I danced that night, for the first time since I came to Hear a bad speech, or make a worse?
the country; the people thought the devil had got into Who from his party, like a rat, run,
my head, or rather into my heels—for they never before To humour some capricious patron,
saw me any thing but a calm spectator to any amuse.
ments that were going forward. This Pedillo is one of Or trimming father, whom his son dreads;
the bravest fellows in the country. The day we alWhen he might take the Chiltern Hundreds, 1
1 chored off here he got into his boat, and went close into And in a trice resign his seat ?
the town, sounding for what depth of water was near
8 7 6 5 4 3 3 2 1 the town, the enemy firing at him all the time theu. But that the terror of the Fleet, Or King's Bench Prison, from whose bourn
sands of grape and canister shot; be is a tine fellow,
and very fond of the English and Irish, which he shows 'Tis not so easy to retum,
whenever he has it in his power-but he is a wicked Urges the slave, with puzzled will,
devil; it is said that he killed, at the time Angostura
was taken from the Spaniards, not less than one hundred To bear a heavier bondage still.
of them. He had a brother bere, Colonel of a regiment 1 Knight 3-5 dis.- 1 Pawn
of Creoles, in the service of the King of Spain. This 2 Pawo ....7-6+ 2 King 848 Colonel and his father are now prisoners in Carthagers TO THE EDITOR. 3 Pawn 68 Queen's & t3 Castle
His mother and sister he found here. The troops are to 4 Castle ....6-8+ 4 King
march from this on the 23d, for the interior, that is about
430 of them, and 100 marines under the command of SIRIf you think the following puerile effort is worth 5 Knight ..5-6+- MATE.
Colonel Jackson. The Irish Legion, I believe, does not a place in your paper, its insertion will gratify. It is at
consist of more than 600 men; the Legion looks like : your entire discretion to dispose of it; and its fate may might have moved his King 10 8–8'at bis first about eight miles from this, they are commanded by
Instead of the Play here put down, the Black little regiment. The Spanish troops are entrenched influence in that of some other similar productions :
move, or to 7—7 at his second ; but, in this case, SONNET, he would not be able to protract the Game beyond be tired on their meeting; they will join each other and
tween this army and Colonel Montillo--not one shot will On the question “Which has the greater claim on the four Moves.
march on for St. Martha—this is what I have heard I services of an emigrant, the country to which he has
remain here with the Admiral, cmigrated, or that which gave him birth ?"
MARCH 24.-Yesterday, at three o'clock, the troops left this in high spirits, perfectly sober, and in tolerably good order, one
hundred of the Legion was left behind, · Tho' driven by adverse fate to farthest earth,
near seventy of whom are in hospital, so, in order 10 The patriot loves the place which gave him birth ;
CAPTAIN PARSONS' JOURNAL.
garrison the town, the Admiral has got several sailors, And always first in estimation stand,
and all the marines on shore that could be spared from The laws and glory of his native land:
(Continued from number 1.)
the flect. I never saw a person exert himself as the
Admiral did last night, to see that the men were at their Like as a tender, rigid father mourns
proper stations; he had not one moment's rest until When from his home an ingrate son he spurns, -However we soon landed, under one of the batteries twelve o'clock. Derinzy and I visited the outposts, But prays in silence, and in secret aims,
and on rushing into it found it deserted, and the guds which are stationed about a mile outside the town; we That yet his child may rise above his shames ;
spiked ; it was by this time day-break. We found never ventured so far in this country before. I do not
seven guns on this battery, two of them 32-pounders, strip off my clothes at night, I sleep on the chairs, with So does the Emigrant's solicitude
the others much smaller. We proceeded to the second my sword, pistols and carbine at my side.--Pedillo is Yearn when the shores of his first life are viewed ; battery and found it in the same situation as the fust made Governor of the town, and we are all on the alert ; But reason, justice, teach that all his toil
it mounted but four guns, one a 32, another 24, the some say that we may certainly expect an attack this
other two 6-pounders. The town was completely de, night, that the inhabitants having been driven from their Is due, to guard and cultivate the soil,
serted, as likewise was the fort, on which was mounted homes, and kept in a state of alarm this long time past, Where now his hopes and future prospects lie,
seven guns of the same weight as those on the first battery will, certainly, take the opportunity of the troops having Where now he holds his life, his liberty.
Orders had been issued, before we left Margaritta, for- left this, to revenge then.selves on us; but my opinion JUVENIS.
bidding the troops and sailors to plunder, under pain of is, that the inhabitants, finding that the troops have death. These orders however, were forgotten the marched into the country, will say, that we came here houses were almost instantly forced open and every not with the intention of landing, solely to plunder this thing thrown about. However, one of the Creoles was place, and then desert it, but to establish independence this morning shot for robbing and abusing some of the here, and give them the liberty they have so long wisted
inhabitants who were coming into the town. I hope it for ; they must likewise be aware, that if they should Once, at a masquerade, a painted fair,
will make the rest of the men behave themselves; if so, drive us out of this, in one hour after they would not Was wand'ring o'er the rooms in piteous case ;
I would bid defiance to the Spaniards-for, while the have a house standing in the town. This is a place of
men attend their duty, we could never be driven out of considerable trade, the town is large, the houses are not ** I've lost my mask," she cried, with mournful air, this. We are doing all we can to make friends with the fine, but they are, in general, large, convenient, and
"No!" said a friend, “ you have it on your face." Indians, who are very numerous in this part of the I well laid out with offices, and though they are built
with timber and a cement like mortar, and thatched with it, it was nearly a quarter of a smile across; he, how. As to Mrs. Bartley's performance, it will not be the branches of the cocoa-nut tree, the building of it ever, had not got many yards, when I laid hold of him; necessary to say much: her fine figure (although must have cost an immensity of money; the thatch on we were up to our waists at the time , he was now quite rather two embonpoint), and clear sonorous enun. the outside looks like straw, but on the inside you would satisfied to walk on quietly with me, as he knew he ciation, seem peculiarly adapted to the part of the see at once
what it was, it is done in a very neat manner could not escape ; he satisfied himself with abusing me, and looks very well if we were driven to the necessity saying I was ted for arresting deserters that he hoped persecuted, the
diguified, and the resigned Catharine. we would not be long reducing it to ashes, and several to God the Spaniards would cut all our bloody throats. Her conduct, during the trial scene, was a specimen of the houses are now occupied by the original owners, I was not able to say one word in reply-I was scarcely of the nicest discrimination, mixing up, in the most and many of the men have joined our cause and marched. able to see, and, Heavens, how my head ached-speak delicate proportions, the firmness and dignity which off with our troops the Indians are curious fellows ; a I couid not. You may think it was cruel of me to take should belong to the Queen, with the natural weak. few nights past some of them went among the Spaniards, the fellow; but I had particular orders to arrest every ness appertaining to the woman. Her delivery of took away their cattle, saying, that none but Patriots man who was trying either to escape from the Army or the lines should live in this country, Viva la Patriot is the cry Navy, and the fellow is now very much obliged to me
For among them all. However, on the Spanish Creoles com- my trowsers are absolutely nailed to my legs, with ing to the Admiral the following morning, and complain, the thorns of the prickly pears--you, perhaps, will say,
I am a most poor woman and a stranger ing of how hardly they had been treated, the Admiral what the devil bewitches me to give so long an account
Born out of your dominions,” applied to the Indians and got the cattle back. I do not of so foolish an affair-but before I commenced, I had was pathetic ju the extreme; and, when Wolsey bids write this morning with a very steady hand, but do not just heard, that the vessel for Jamaica would not sail till her to be patient, her quick retori, conclude that I was drinking last night, for really it is to-morrow, and as I was tired writing on the other sub- “ I will when your are humble !" not the case, but the unsteadiness is owing to the state jects I thought I might as well an use myself, and per. my blood is in from the great exercise I have taken, and haps you with an account of this chase. I am in ino
was very fine, and only exceeded by the meek sub. being up the greater part of the night visiting the guards mentary expectation of my breakfast, and should be duedoess o resignation with which she proceeded to and outposts--this service agrees very well with me I happy at its putting a stop for the present to my pen. say, Dever, since I came to this country, except for one fort. I long very much for something in the shape of an Irish
nay before, night, slept on a bed, and that was when I had the fever ; breakfast I do not mean potatoes or praties, as they
Or God will punish me. I slept a few nights in a hammock, but of that I soon are here called, when the folks of other countries wish While the hypocritic Cardinal is expressing his got tired, a chest, table, or chair, 1 may say has been to make fun of us. A breakfast of tea, bread, butter, friendship for ber and her cause, her action was ex. my sleeping place, with my boat cloak rolled about me, and eggs, is what I wish for; instead of which I must cellent, and seeided to show a species of wavering in and a block of wood for my pillow, and I never enjoyed sit down to several dishes of turtles, beefsteaks, wild- her opinion as to the Cardinal, which only decided of the world, free from head-aches and almost every licate food, which is to be washed down with claret, port, itself against him by her mode of givingother ache only I am kept constantly moving about í or of either rum, brandy, or gin. Here it comes,
“ My Lord, my Lord ! would not know what to do with myself; so much as a so I must fall to work; my teeth arc sharp, as likewise I am a simple woman, much too weak book to read I have not got here, my servant having is my appetite.
To oppose your cunning." packed all up in a trunk I left at Margaritta, where i TEN O'CLOCK, P. M.-I spent the day running about, That Mr. Vaudenhoff is a good performer, no one thought it was advisable to leave some of my clothes for which was the best employment I could have had, after can deny; but the overstrained eulogiums of his fear of accidents. At Margaritta I had plenty of books, the breakfast I made. "Last night there hadibeen several misjudging friends will not tend to raise his repubut seldom read them ; I did not feel the same want of shots fired some distance from the town, what the cause then then that I now do. The schooner that I men- of it was, we did not hear until late this day ; the In- tation in ibe eyes of cooler and more impartial cri. tioned our having missed on our way here long since dians went out among the Creoles, and desired them to tics. He certainly gave far greater force to the returned. We have two small vessels here from Jamaica, come in instantly and declare themselves Patriots, or character of Wolsey than I had anticipated, alwhich is but three days sail from this one of the Cap: they would shoot every one of them ; the Creoles did though his face is a very formidable barrier to the tains, who sailed this day, is so good as to say he will not choose to obey such peremptory orders, from Per pourtraying of the finer and more delicate shades put this letter into the post-ofhce. As I think it is very sons whom they all looked upon as inferiors, so a scuffle of passion, involuntarily working on the features. likely we will remain on this coast for some time, direct ensued, in which an Indian and a Creole were wounded; —la this branch of the profession, Mr. Kean is, Four letter to Jamaica, under cover to the Admiral, or how this business may end, I cannot say, but there is and perhaps ever will be, unrivalled.—Mr. Vanif you could not get them franked, have them directed no trust, I hear, to be placed in the Indians, as they dephoff's action throughout the greatest part of the to myself, on the Admiral's Staff, and I will be sure of would change from side to side, for even so small amat play was of a most singular nature; both
arms were getting them. I long to hear from you, and to know ter as a glass of grog, plenty of which they got from us, extended something efter the manner of Raphael's that my father and all are well. On the morning I left when we first came here. Margaritta, I got up very early and walked to General
St. Paul preaching at Athens, and moved up and English's monument, in order to take leave of it-while
down with a very monotonous sort of oscillation. He there i espied three sailors marching off with themselves,
corrected this very inelegant posture in the scene I instantly knew them to be deserters—I likewise knew
after his disgrace, which very far indeed exceeded that our fleet vas in want of sailors, I went up to them
my expectations, although I should have been more and questioned them as to what they were about, and
TO THE EDITORS.
pleased had he not so frequently addressed the where they Fere going to. They had a story made up, but I knew it to be false 0 I desired them instantly to
audience. His utterance of return-they, after some grumbling, turned back with
Friday se'nnight I had the pleasure of seeing “ Farewell, a long farewell to all my greatness," me I was at this time upwards of a mile from the Henry VIII. performed at our theatre. Mrs. Bart was very able.-While writing of Mr. Vandenhoff, 1 bolted off to follow them I knew would be useless, I deuhoff that of Wolsey. The political character of order to represent the hypocritical meekuess of a town-ve got but a short distance when two of them ley supporting the part of Catharine, and Mr. Van will just take the liberty to suggest to him, that, in concluded, if I did so, I should lose the three, so I laid the play, at the present time, rendered the choice of proud churchman, it is not absolutely necessary to hold of the third fellow, who came on with me quietly, it rather injudicious, as it may have deterred from until we came to the Saline-he then said, I was taking attending many admirers of Mrs. Bartley's histrionic
close the eyes. entirely too much anthority upon myself, and that he talents. This is intrinsically one of Shakspeare's
Mr. Bass supported the character of Cromwell Fould go no further with me he struggled to get
off most defective pieces. * Plut there is very little, with great ability, and is evidently an actor of rising trip and brought him down, thinking that that would and regular catastrophe there is none. The inte celebrity. Mr. Tayleure, in my opinion, totally misbring him to his senses_it required great exertion on
rest of it is much weakened by being divided be understood, and turned into ridicule, the pari, (in. my part to accomplish this, and in accomplishing it my tween the Queen and the Cardinal; whichever of significant enough certainly,) of Lord Sands, who sword flew out of its scabbard ; the fellow strove to get these two is considered as the principal character, was evidently intended by Shakspeare for a courtly it, and, to prevent his doing so, I was obliged to let him the fall of that personage is the natural conclusion gallant of the age, and not an imbecile buffoon. go, in order to seize upon it myselt. Away he darted, of the play; ceriainly all the interest there termi. After the play, Mrs. Bartley recited Collins's Ode and, when I recovered my sword, I followed him as I
The whole of the last act, which is entirely to the Passions: this was indeed a treat: to enter ** closing on him, he rushed in among the prickly superfluous, was only introduced by Shakspeare to into a description of the combined excellence of her to lay my hand on him, he would turn like a hare round Aalter his royal mistress, Elizabeth, by the inspired animated action and her chaste declamation would the prickly pears; we were dashing for about eleven speech of Archbishop Craumer. The whole of the be impossible. If one passion was depicted better minutes, he then thought he would have a better chance Council Chamber scene is very uointeresting, and than another, I should give the preference either to of escaping, by again going to the Saline, thither he that of the christening would be better omitted, as Jealousy or Revenge. lo the afterpiece of Three went, and I close at his heels, not able to speak I was so I do not think that the most scrupulous admirer of Weeks after Marriage, Mrs. Bartley supported the blown; just as I thought I had him in my power, his our divine bard would object to the retrenchment part of Lady Racket with great effect, and proved foot slipped and down he went, and lest I should fall on of a piece of obsolete fattery.
herself equally calculated to shine in tragedy and him, made a leap to get over him, but my foot struck
We all acknowledge the services of Colley Cibber, comedy. Sone of the scenes with Mr. Brown were zin, and down i went; up he got again, and took to in arranging Richard 111. as now performed, from rich in comic humour, and his Sir Charles pleased the prickly pears; here he had long odds of me, but I selected scenes of two of Shakspeare's plays ; and
1 me very much. Miss Wood played Nancy, and alwe gaining fast on him, we west round the bushes just think an equal benefit would be conferred by the though there
is but little
in the part, she assuredly up the chase, when he again took to the Saline, in the person who should cut down Henry VIII. into a made as much of it as possible. This young lady middle of which was a large quantity of water ; he three-act piece, in which form I have little doubt appears to me to be well calculated to support, with thought if he crossed it he might escape; he rushed into that it would become a favourite.
respectability, characters of a higher description
private property, protected by nieces in question are
than those generally assigned to her. Whenever I than the New Ferry boathouse. Mr. Dickson per- the chin. Dove-coloured kid shoes, and Limerick bave had the pleasure of seeing her in comedy, ber formed the fear in about forty-five minutes; but Mr. gloves. correct conception and natural performance of her Ribton (although the stronger aod taller man of the Evening Dressm-Composed of white net, worn over a part has much gratified me as well as, I believe, cwo) did noe land until nearly half an hour after him, white satin slip; the body white satin, richly embroider
. occasioned, as supposed, by an adverse current. The ed with two full rows of figured blond round the bust; many othera. Yours, &c.
distance swam was about three miles. They were the same fancifully festooned on the sleeves, and con
each of them attended by a row boat, with proper as- fined with full bows, of white love riband; the sleeves TO THE EDITOR.
sistants, for fear of accidents ; but none whatever och finished a little above the elbow, with a double piping The frequenters of the theatre have, during the pres the Liverpool newspapers of the time, and esa reacurred. This feat stands recorded in one or more of of satin cord; the bottom of the dresz terminating with
a broad flounce of rich figured blond, headed with the sent week, been highly delighted with the fine comic
dily be referred to, performances of Mr. Dowton and Mrs. Glover.
same, forming mossy leaves, the centre of each leaf coa.
I am, respectfully, &c. VERAX. fined in points, with satin pipings. The Doctor Cantwell, of Dowton, bas passed the severest ordeal; and has been pronounced to be gepu.
( To be continued.) ine. It is, indeed, a singularly rich and finished plece
To Correspondents. of acting; and Mr. D. was quite at home in every part of it. His wheedling of Sir John Lambert, his affec
TO THE EDITOR.
We have received a note from a correspondent, subscribe tation of angelic piecy to old Lady Lambert, and his SIR,_In the early numbers of the old series of the
ing (as we read it) POORANTHE, who remarks, that disgusting attempt to seduce the young one; the Kaleidoscope, you used to Insert the monthly fashions ; the Works of Lord Byron and some other modern piriful conduct by which he obtaitis possession (as which must have been acceptable to many of your writers, are too expensive for his pocket, and that he supposes) of Sir John's property, to the ex- readers, especially your female friends, who I fancy are of many others, who are to the full as fond of reading clusion of the rightful heirs; the cold and impu. pretty numerous. Now, I am about as unfashionable as their more opulent neighbours. He suggests, that dent proposal to give up his claim to Charlotte, and
to an old fellow as you can well figure to yourself; and for the benefit of this class of our readers, we should give his consent to her marriage with Darnley, for yet I wish I could prevail upon you to revive the said insert in the Kaleidoscope, the whole of Dox JUAN, a pecuniary consideration; and finally, bis dæmoor monthly reports, not because I shall read them as they as well as other of Lord Byron's most popular pieces like manner of asserting." This house is mine, Sir," come out, but for a reason which I trust will weigh There is one objection in the way of this arrangement
, and ordering Sir John to leave it, were given with with yoy. If you establish the Kaleidoscope as a per- which our correspondent appears to have overlookeda great strengib aud beauty of colouring, and prove the mapent work, which I doubt not you will succeed in but of which it would neither be prudent nor honour. praises which have been heaped on this excellent per doing, since you have made such an improvement in able in us to lose sight. formance to have been as richly merited, as they were its form, it will at some future day be matter of cu.
law of copy-right, liberally given.
riosity and interest, in turning over its pages, to ascer. which we shall never willingly violate. Mrs. Glover's Charlotte was as excellent in its way tain how the weathercock of fashion pointed, at cer
If it were
otherwise, we should still decline one of the works as Mr. Dowton's Cantwell; more in its praise cannot rain periods, and how capriciously and suddenly it recommended, as, we consider the Don Juan of Lord well be said. bas veered.
Byron, a most disgraceful composition, the coarseTayleure's Mawworm convulsed the house with It is, therefore, upon moral and philosophieal grounds laughter. I never saw him produce so much effect that I beg of you to recommence che monthly reports
ness of which is not at all compensated even by the
wit and brilliancy with which it is occasionally relievesta with so little apparent effort,
of the fashionable world. In the School for Scandal,che other night, Mr.Dowton
Iam, Sir, with the best wishes,
We thank O. P.-SELECTOR-A PRIEND--and (mi: delighted a mast brilliant house, attracted by its being
SQUARÉ TOES. CRON, not only for the favourable opinions conveyed the benefic night of the three Misses Dennett. His per
in their notes, but also for their contributions. Oui. formance of Sir Peçer Teazle, if it be not the most comical, is certainly as judicious and gentlemanly as that
CRON would still further oblige us if he could cun yeFashions for July.
niently transmit a translation of the Bononian enigma. of any actor of the day. He never once descended from the dignity of a Baronet of the old school to set on some dozen idle spectators to laugh at his degra- green sarsenet, with pointed Aounces
of the same,
edged Morning. Visiting Dress - Round high dress of light Pailo is very indignant at our insertion of Swift's
Cure for Love, in the last Kaleidoscope, and threatens dation. This is the more praiseworthy, as in characters with peach blossom satin, and headed by a rich rouleau
as with the application of his CAIN!Query, Is he of this description, it is an error into which an actor is silk trimming of peach and green ; long sleeves, finish
ABEL to do it? We believe, however, that our cor peculiarly liable to fall,
respondent is only jesting. Mr. Bass, who has pleased much by his perform I-Chinoise, fastened with pagoda buttons. Henrietta WILLIAM may have the numbers of which he speaks
ed the outside with peach blossom satin in carreaur aances of some characters this season, should not points from the shoulder within the arms to the waist, have attempted Charles Surface: He is not in posses- 1 of green sarsenet edged with peach-blossom. Pluted
changed for others. sion of any one requisite for the part. He beither bonnet of mosaic gauze of peach-blossom colour, crown. BOMBASTES PURIOSO.A correspondent states for the looked the character, nor spoke it, nor walked it, in the ed with a full bouquet of roses. Parasol of Neptune information of the public, that this whimsical Burletta style to which a Liverpool audience have been accus-blue, with broad white fringe.-Black satin slippers, tomed.--Mr. Larkin knocked duwn the pictures to and Limerick gloves.
was written by William Barnes Rhodes, a clerk in
the Bank of England; and quotes as his authority, "Little Premium" with more humour than any actor I He sang very delightfully, and was warmly skirt moderately full, and rather long; it is finished at Furioso is informed that we have stated nothing but
Walking Dress. A cambric muslin round dress; the the Biographia Dramatica. encored.-Mr. Brown was a most charming Sir Ben, the bottom by a deep flounce displayed in large plaits, jamin Backbite...Mr. Rees was a very 50-80. Crab and headed by a number of tucks, which reach nearly
what we conceived w be correct at the time. We trce: and Mr. Vandenhoff gave great plausibility to to the knee. The body is high; it is tight to the shape,
never saw the particular publicacion referred to by qur Joseph Surface. His astonishment at finding that old and is ornamented round the bust with a profusion of
correspondents and the only copy we ever met with Mr. Stanley was his uncle Oliver in dieguise, was un tucks, which are made as small as possible, and dis
of the work in question, was the MS. of which we commonly well done,
spoke last week, and for which we were indebted to As I am in a rather good humour with the play and posed in such a manner
as to have something of the ap
Mr. S. Kearsley. the acting generally, I shall not say one word of seve perance of a pelerine. Long sleeve, rather tight to the sal things which Mrs. Glover did very badly and out rather shallow in front of the arm,
and deep behind; arm, surmounted by a very small epaqlette, which is WITCHCRAFT:~We feel obliged to J. L. G. for the
loan of trial of Witches and condemnation by Sir of character, nor of the very bad taste in which she it is finished by four small tucks. The bottom of the Matthew Hale, knt. ; which is interesting as connecton this evening dressed and rouged.
ed with the progress of the human mind, and as always bear in buind, that we country folk, have some sleeve, which falls very far over the hand, is also tucked little sense of propriety and becomingness. The The composed of the deve-coloured soie de Londres, and to correspond. The spenser worn with this dress is affording evidence
that society is in a gradual state of
improvement. The length of the details may prove atre promises to be very attractive thio week. trimmed with rose-coloured zephyrine: the waist is the some objection to its entire insertion; and we shall should be highly gratified if some of your musical usual length; it is tight to the shape, and is finished be under the necessity of ahridging some of the most correspondents would favour you with a notice of | behind by a short full jacket, divided into three scollops, dispensible facts, after which we shall give it a place Miss Tree.
which are edged and lined with rose-coloured zephyrine. in some of our early numbers.
Long sleeve of a moderate width; epaulette plain'on POETICAL CORRESPONDENT.--Ifa CONSTANT PURADDITIONAL TEATS OF SWIMMING. the shoulder, and ornamented at the bottom with dove
CHASER troubles us with any more impertinence, we coloured satin Spanish puffs. The spenser has no col.
shall revenge ourselves by publishing some of his verses. (Continued from our second and third numbera.) lar, but is finished at the throat by a large cape, lined T. W. E.-J. P. and J. S. shall have a place next and edged with zephyrine; it is rounded and reaches
of rose-coloured metallic gauze: the brim is large, and Chess.-In the early part of our present pablication, Sir, -Within two or three years (as nearly as can be of a singular but becoming shape; it is finished at the an error occurred in our Chess game, which we no. recollected) of the year 1798, Mr. James Dickson, edge by a double band of bias pink crape; it is rounded tice here, to enable those who take any interest in the merchant, of Claytop-square, Liverpool, and his friend at the corners, and is ornamented in the middle by a subject, to make the alteration with
a pen or a camel. Mr. - Rib:on, tobacconist, of Lord-street, in the deep point looped back; in the division made by the in,
hair brush in Indian-ink.-The Castle upon the summer, between the hours of twelve and two, a full sertion of the point is placed a small bouquet, composed square 1-S ought to be a Black one. half hour before the time of bigb water, swam across of grass and rose-buds. The crown is low; is something the Mersey, in a diagonal direction. They started to in the shape of a melon, and is adorned at the back part gether from the northernmost pier of George's Dock with a number of satin rouleaux placed bias on each
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BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. shore about forty or fifty yards bigber up the river I crown; and rose-coloured strings tie the bonnet under
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