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When thus fitted out there is not a doubt

He'll escape all this laugh and this joke:
Knights, Ladies, and Mayors, and younger surveyors,

All know that he's pure heart of oak.
Tho' in this case he falter'd, the Case will be alter'd

When pext to a ball he shall go..
in future, our trust is, he'll do himself Justice,

Nemo omnibus horis, we know.
In a Don Cossack's dress, most splendid, we guess,

Gabriel Swainson was marching about;
His cbin so well smeared with a capital beard,

That at first we could scarce find him out.
Henry Newsham's Cossack, with the belt at his back,

And other appointments so gay,
Were all quite correct, as we well might expect,

And in dancing he figur'd away.
li ever again we should fight the French-men,

We'll send these two heroes to brave 'em ; * With a cloud of Cossacks, such as these at their backs,

Lord help 'em! for nothing could save 'em.
Tro knights most renowned, now appear'd on the

ground, Clough and Parke as De Bauf and Sir Brian; - Sho'the best knights by far, they were not above Parr,

The knight with the heart of a lion.
by some it was said, Henry Harrison's head

With the wig of old Syntur was grac'd:
Dthers, quite at a loss, called him Dr. Pangloss,

But neither quite clearly was trac'd.
le was neither array'd, nor preach'd he, nor pray'd

Like Syntor; and no one would guess
Although LL.D. he might readily be)

He could ever be A, double S.
Mr. Butler Clough was an excellent stuff

Of the order St. Francis, a Friar;
Tho' great was the trial, with much self-denial,

No wine did he ever require.
Friar Tuck, as reported, John Stavert supported,

With his staff, and his beads, and his cross;
Par vobiscum pronounced, as himselt he announced,

Yet for something seem'd quite at a loss.
lut when the Black Knight, with a keen appetite,

Had joined him; no longer prevented

the pasty to find, Mrs. Aspinall kind - Had to the Committee presented.

be eagerness such is, that both had their clutches

Soon in it; and quickly 'twas clear'd;
ike the story they tell about Copmanhurst cell,

The venison soon disappear'd.
bree big little Boys made a terrible noise ;

However it caus'd no disaster :
I was Crowder's delight to see (flying a kite)

Dick Massie beat Rathbone his Master.
fut talking of Boys, with their marblts and toys,

Just brings to our memory clear;
in Old Boy so famous, that who would not blame us

To leave his description out here?
is cock-and-pinch'd hat, with his wig and cravat,
And other things tedious to tell ;
Gis shoes with square toes, little buckles, silk hose,

His fine old face all suited well.
3y his coat of straight cut, and his walk without strut,

He performed the Old Boy to the life;
And what is yet wanted will quickly be granted,

A nice little conny old wife.
in constant good spirits, and all other merits,

Good-humoured, as all will agree;
I'he Father of Fancies and all these gay dances,

Richard Harrison here we may see.
Doctor Formby, well drill'd, the character fillid

Of a very old Soldier, 'tis said ;
But by Loftus defied, this old Soldier tried

To pick the eyes out of his head.
Loftus, thinking this cruel, had thoughts of a duel,
Which only more mischief foreboded :
e pitied poor Lof. for his pistol went off,
Without ever having been loadeda

Mr. Venables partial to garb gay and martial,

[ORIGINAL.] His wig and his gown laid aside; Legal habits

now spurning, with ardour seem'd burning, Addressed to a Young Lady, on leaving England for the And march'd with a soldierly stride.

Benefit of Health.
When the Conqu’ror came o'er, his great grandfather
This dress, it is said ; which appears

Adieu, dear Mary! for your loss I grieve, (Compute it who can) to allow to each man

Since you your native land so soon must leave; A hundred and eighty odd years.

The choicest blessings Heaven can bestow, On this, to be brief, which exceeds all belief,

Ever attend you wheresoe'er you go.
The next writ of error will tell us,

That happiness which from fair virtue springs,
Perhaps to divert us, that since Gislebertus,
The race have been long-winded fellows.

Which consciousness of inward merit brings,
Now here let us rest, as for time we are press'd;

May you possess : and spotless innocence
But should this excite any laughter,

Attend your steps, and be a sure defence
It is possible when we have run through the men, Against all evil, in thought, word, or look,
We may draw up the ladies hereafter.

Or bait destructive of temptation's hook.
Be heaven-born truth companion of your way,
And gentle prudence all your actions sway :

Dear girl ! that traveling through change of air,
TO M. W.

Through God's assistance, and paternal care,

Restore your health, is my most ardent prayer.
Ah, Mary! when thy sighs were given,
And thy fond prayers aspir'd to heaven,

When the tempestuous ocean first you cross,
To meet acceptance there;

May no rude wind or storm the vessel toss.
For one who pledged his vow, that he,

Let gentle zephyrs fan th’enlivening gale,
Whate'er thy chequered lot might be,

And Providence attend the swelling sail.
That lot with thee would share;

While thus the vessel gently cuts its way

Through the smooth waves, you'll with delight survey Inspiring hope, the glistening tear,

(If neither fear nor sickness give you pain) To me was rendered doubly dear,

The various wonders of th'extensive main.
And did my soul sustain,

When you've lost sight of England, if you find
As on thy gentle lips I prest

A sigh escape for those you've left behind ;
The kiss that soothed my ardent breast,

If fixed your mind on absent friends should be,
And eas'd my mental pain.

Perhaps among the rest you'll think of me.
But now, alas ! I find too true,

When safely landed on a distant shore,
The cup of bliss dash'd from my view,

And all alarming fears and dangers o'er,
And joy to sorrow turn;

May those dear relatives to whom you're bound,
Though still remembrance loves t'enhance

In perfect health and happiness be found ; The magic of thy pensive glance,

And may your meeting be with pleasure crowned. On wings of fancy borne.

GULI. St. James's-street, March 9, 1821.

Biographical Notices.

AN INGENIOUS MECHANIC.

RETROSPECTION.

We give insertion (r:erbatim) to the following sketch, at the desire of a correspondent, whose account of H. HEATON we entirely believe, because we have beard the same description of his ingenu. ity from the most respeetable quarters.

When pensive Memory ling'ring strays,

Mid scenes where hope illusive smil'd, And o'er the grave of other days

Sheds the sad drops of joy beguil'd, With tearful eye, their morn she views,

As clust'ring roses gaily dawn;
Sees too, alas! that rosy hues

Are fleeting as the dawning morn.
And past their evenings flatt'ring dream,

That future hours in bliss array'd,
Gone as the meteor's fragile beam ;

Delusive as a meteor's aid.
For, see where Time, with icy hand,

Hath strewn each flow'ret Hope had wreath'd: On Lethe's shore, oblivion's strand,

They lie, of every charm bereav'd. Yet, though reflection wakes the sigh,

And mingling tears responsive flow, Still dear on Memory's wing to fly,

And trace past scenes of joy or woe: And feel the soft, the pensive charm,

That lights the Muse's sacred fire, When borne from earth on Fancy's arm, The rapt soul strikes the poet's lyre.

G, F.

RALPH HEATON. “ The person who invented and constructed the ovens, during the siege of Gibraltar, for heating the shells, resides at present in Birmingham; his name is Ralph Heaton. He has also invented a most curious machine for makiog of button shanks, of so complicated a nature that although be did not obtain a patent for it, and adınits every mechanic readily to see it, there is not one who could ever construct another. He sold one of them to Tomlinson, the great manufacturer, for two thousand pounds; and such is the quickness with which it performs its operations, and the ease with which it is cop. ducted, that although the said Tomlinson manufacs tures a considerable quantity of buttons, he is amply supplied with shanks by the numerous nobilty and gentlemen who visit his manufactory, most of whom spend a few minutes in working this ingenious piece of machinery.

" The said Ralph Heaton is also author of many other ingenious inventions, and has made many im. provements on the structure of steam-engines, and has by his inventive faculty accumulated a considera able fortune."

A NOTORIOUS PUNSTER.

Miscellanies.

little Tom, though not old, bath paid nature's toll, I do with his work, and observed, that he would not lise desire to give some advice to those that survive me: had that trouble if the Turks had not burned the library

first, let gamesters consider, that deach is hasard and PUNNING.

at Alexandria. Hayter answered, “I believe with e passage upon the turn of a die: let lawyers consider,

'tis a hard case ; and let punners consider, how hard it Gibbon, that this burning is a mere fable.” The thee The following most extravagant and ludicrous As for my Lord Lieutenant, the Earl of Mungomery, and ani much inclined to think that this library was

is to die jesting, when death is so hard in digesting. replied, " I am of the same opinion with Mr. Gibben; effusion of the celebrated author of Gulliver's Travels I am sure he be-Wales my misfortune, and it would burned by Alexander the Great. is inserted in the Kaleidoscope at the request of a corres

move him to stand by, when the carpenter(while all my pondent, rather than from any admiration of the com- coffin. I will make a short affidavid, that if he makes

friends grieve and make an odd splutter) nails up my position itself: not that we have any violent aversion to my epitaph I will take it for a great honour; it is a

THE SKELETON OF THE WRECK, a good pun; neither have we imbibed the notion, that plentiful subject. His Excellency may say, that the “ the man who will make a pun will pick a pocket;" a art of punning is dead with Tom. Tom has taken all

While Sir Michael Seymour was in the command dogma, which, by-the-bye, was fulminated by the sulky Excellency long live 'tenant to the Queen in Ireland of the Amethyst frigate, and was cruising in the cynic Johnson, rather for the sake of the alliteration of we never Herberd so good a governor before. Sure Bay of Biscay, the wreck of a merchant ship dret the sentence than the truth of the position. It would be Mun go merry home, that has made a kingdom so past

. Her deck was just above water; her lover be affectation in us to say, that we object to a good pun of my puns : now I do confess, that I have let many a board ; but there was a cubhouse on deck, which had

happy. I hear my friends design to publish a collection masts alone standing. Not a soul could be seen we in its proper place; but we do presume to think, that run go that did never pungo; therefore, the world must the appearauce of having been recently patched with puns ought to be used more sparingly than in the fol- | read the bad as well as the good : Virgil has long fore- old canvas and tarpawling, as if to afford satile lowing grotesque specimen. Although a single quince told it, punica mala leges, I have had several fore- to some forlorn remnant of the ew. It blerat may improve the favour of the apple-tart, we would bodings that I should soon die. I have of late been often this time a strong gale; but Sir Michael, Istering not fall into the mistake of the little boy, who wished much with the usher of the black rod : I saw his medals only to the dictates of humanity, ordered the ship to have the apple-tart made entirely of quinces.-Edit and woe is me dull soul! not to consider they are but to be put about, and sent off a boat with itatree. Kal.

dead men's faces stamped over and over, by the

living, tions to board the wreck, and ascertain whether which will shortly be my condition,

there was any being still surviving whom the help A LETTER ON THE DEATH OF TOM ASH, “Tell Sir Andrew Fountaine I ran clear to the bot of his fellow-man might save from the

grasp tom, and wish he may be a late a river where I am death. The boat rowed towards the drilling mas; going. He used to brook my compliments : may his and while struggling witb the difficulty of genang

sand be long a running, not quick sand like mine. 'Bid through a high-running sea close alongside the Written by Dr. Swift.

him avoid poring upon monuments and books, which crew shouting all the time as loud as they can be

is in reality but running among rocks and shelves to stop an object like in appearance to a bundle of eke these SIR,-Tom Ash died last night. It is conceived he his course. May his waters never be troubled with was observed to roll out of the cubhouse against Was so much puffed up with my Lord Lieutenant's mud or gravel, nor stopped by anygrinding-stone. May the lee shrouds of the mast. With the end e's favour, that it struck him into a fever. I here send you his

friends be all true trouts,

and his enemies laid as flat boat-hook they managed to get hold of it, and his dying speech, as it was exactly taken by a friend in short-band. It is somewhat long, and a little incoherent; race, therefore let him not despond. I foresee his black bauled it into the boat when it proved to be tre but be was many hours of delivering it, and with severod will advance to a pike, and destroy all our ills.

trunk of a man, bent head and knees together, and ral intervals. His friends were about the bed, and he

“ But I am going: my wind in lungs is turned to clothes which had once fitted it in a state of life and

so wasted away as scarce to be felt within the emple spoke to them thus:

a winding sheet. The thoughts of a pall begin to My friends, “It is time for a man to look grave, apall me: life is but a vapour, car elle va pour la moindre strength. The boat's crew hastened back to the when he has one foot there. I once had only a punnick cause. Farewell! I have lived ad amicorum fastidi- Amethyst with this wiserable remuant of mortalis fear of death, but of late I have pundered it more seri. um, and now behold how fast I di-um !.

and so small was it in bulk, that a lad of fourteer ously. Every fit of coughing hath put me in mind of Here his breach tailed him, and he expired.

years of age was able with bis own hands to let my coffin; though dissolute men seldomest think of dissolution. This is a terrible alteration : 1, that supported must be pardoned in a dying man. There are some false spellings here and there, which for the first time, to the astonishwent of all

, !?

it into the ship. When placed on deck, it show: myself with good wine, must now be supported by a small bier. A fortune-teller once looked on my hand,

of remaining life; it tried to more, and brit and said, “This man is to be a great traveler : he will

moment muttered in a hollow sepulchral like soon be at the diet of Worms, and from thence go to

WHIMSICAL ORTHOGRAPHY.

there is another man." The instant these rede Rot is bone'--but now I understand his double meaning.

were beard, Sir Michael ordered the boat to share I desire to be privately buried, for I think a public fu

The following singular letter was lately sent to a re- off again for the wreck. The sea having now be neral looks like Bury fair ; and the rites of the dead spectable horse-doctor in this town :--Trawsfynyold, come somewhat smoother, they succeeded this t.ee itself best expresses the number, neither few

nor all

. take this Pleasure of Inform you that my Legis rather house, they found iwo other buman bodies, wate! A dying man should not think of obsequies, but ub se better evry Day and almost quite well and so I am like the one they had saved, to the very quies. Little did I think you would so soon see poor very much obleige to you, and very Glad that I meet without the least spark of life remaining. They the mold about her, so a man of my small mold, before will geive youar Carictor to evry body that is in my power / were sitting in a shruuk up posture, a hand et une I am old, may molder away. Sometimes I've rav'd that / -and I do say that I never see such good Doctor nerer resting on a tio pot, in wbich there was I should revive ; but physicians tell us, that when once

-and If any thing in my power to do to you I will with gill of water; and a hand of the other reaching to the great artery has drawn the heari awry, we shall willing and easly make it-1 do Geive my best respect the deck, as if to regain a bit of salt beef, of the find the core die all, in spite of the highest cordial. Bro- to my Dear Doctor and to Miss and all youar good the size of a walout, which had droppe o free ther, you are fond of Daffy's elixir; but, when death famely--this from the Walce woman that you have perveless grasp. Unfortunate wen! they had starved comes, the world will see, that, in spite of Dally,

Cuareed-youar Wellissher DOWN* Dilly. Whatever doctors may design by their

GWEN ELLIS.

on their scanty store, till they had not strength te

maining to lift the last morsel to their pourks! medicine, a man in a dropsie, drops he not, in spite

The boat's crew having completed their last beton of Goddard's drops, though none are reckoned such high drops. I find death smells the blood of an English pointments under the Population Act, the following the attentions of the ship's company engrossed by

Amongst the numerous written applications for ap- choly survey, returned on board, where they found man: a fee faintly fumbled out, will be a weak de

were handed in : fence against his fee fa fum. P T are no letters in

their efforts to preserve the generous skele:on, we death's alphabet; he has not half a bit of either: he

“Sir—I propos to tak the Censures of the Enhabytans seemed to have just life enongh left to breathe chos moves his scythe, but will not be moved by all our sighs of this City myself..

remembrance that there was still "another man Every thing ought to put us in mind of death: physi. “Sir-I offer myselve to take the senses of the people his companion in suffering, to be saved. Captain cians'affirm, that our very food breeds it in us; so that under the Act of Parliament.- "-Limerick Chron. S. committed him to the special charge of the sa, in our dieting we may be said to die eating. There is

geon, who spared no means which lumanity or si! something ominous, not only in the names of diseases, as Diarrhæ, Diabetes, Dysentery, but even in the drugs

could suggest, to achieve the noble object of creating designed to preserve our lives, as Diacodion, Diapente,

anecdotes.

stripped of almost every living energy. For ihre

anew, as it were, a fellow-creature, whom famine bed Diascordiuna. I perceive Dr. Howard (and I feel how hard) lay thumb on my pulse, then puls it back, as if he

weeks he scarcely ever left his patient, giving bis saw Lethuni in my face. I see as bad in his; for sure When Mr. Hayter (then chaplain to the Prince of nourishment with his own hand every five or less there is no physick like a sick plyn. He thinks I shall Wales) was at Naples, to examine and copy the Her- minutes; and at the end of three weeks proceso decease before the day cease : but before I die, before culanean MSS. he one day met at the shop of the cele. skeleton of the wreck" was seen walking ou the

deck of the Amethyst; and, to the surprise of all great collection of prints) a Neapolitan, with many ship by a cabin boy, presented the stately figure er + The Bishop of Ciogher,

learned titles, who asked him how he was getting on la man nearly six feet high!

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NO.II.

Fashions for April. up on the board, in order that the worms, going may move to any other square which the knight, at

naturally up, may begin to make the silk ball, present in abeyauce, may bear upon; in which case, PROMENADE.-A high dress of cambric muslin ; which being made (1 deem useless to mention it inust be absurd in kiin to have announced check. botom of the skirt trimmed with a very deep flounce of what becomes of the worm, because ihe REARER But there is, so far as concerus J. B. P.'s objec* work, atove which is a fulness of thin jaconet muslin and my readers will be undoubtedly acquainted with tion, a correct, and, if possible to J. B. P. a more

let in in a broad wave, at the edge of which is a row of it) is kept about fifteen or twenty days, until the conclusive mode of reasoning to be built on the one embroidery. High body, tight to the shape, without same worm, which has been all the time inside, he bas adopted, and which is, “ If the white queen cobar, finih d at the throat with a full trimming of makes a hole on the top of the ball, from whence it lose her power of giving check," or of moving so as Fort. Plain long sleeve, terminated with a triple fall of work. Pelis:e worn over this dress is composed of

comes out in the shape of a butterfly. This to uncover check, because she is herself covering keresder-coloured zephyreene, lined with white sars- lives only four or five days; after which time it dies, a check from the black bishop," then, the black Det; che bottom of the skirt trimmed with two folds of leaving a great quantity of eggs, which are kept. queen's bishop's power loses its power of taking the satin to corres, ond, each fold adorned with a silk cord for the next year. I suppose, that the Rearer of knight, or of moving so as to uncover check, because at the edge. --The selisse wraps a little to the right, fas- silk-worms is quite informed, not only of many ob- it is itself covering check from the white queen : so tened down with full bows of zephyreene, corded at the servations I have made in this solution, but likewise that upon J.B. P.'s own showing, he could not proeries with satin. Plain tight body; waist rather long; of those that I think proper to omit, I will therefore long the game by playing the black queen's bishop's and finished in middle of the back with a full bow and conclude it by assuring you that I will feel myself power. For, if the attack of the black bishop paraed of ze hyreerie High collar, very much sloped in

lizes the white queen, the previous attack of the front. Lag seere is finished at the bat:om with a tul- very happy, if they meet your approb: ti »n.

18th durch, 1821. L. COLLOMELLUS. ne-s of satin, above which are satin folds. Half sleeve

white queen, wheu moved to 6–3, must have paurcoruly novel and pretty.

ralized the black queen's bishop's power; playing HEAD DRESS.-A bonnet of same material as peli se,

the black bishop to 5-4 could in no way reinstate merot with satin : of a moderate size; the zephyreene

To the curious in natural history it will be interesting the power in the right it lost of moving, by the laid fall on the crown, the top of which is adorned with to learn, that four or five specimens of one of our rarest queen's attack at 6—3. tells the brim is fluted, tinished at the edge with satin British fishes have been cast on shore this last year, at an is, inte mised with small bows; it is lined with pale different times, on the sand and rocks between Whit-Ilion to J. B. P. or any of your other amateurs of

I shall be happy if my remarks offer any satisfacsink z ephyreene. A full plume of round ostrich fea- burn and South Shields. The fish is named by authors, ters, Lavender and white, is placed to one side ; a broad the Toothed Gilt Head. [Sparus Raji of Donovan.

chess. boa to correspond ties it under the chin. British lace Sp. Niger of Turton.] It was first described by Mr.

Warrington, 21st March, 1821. i in imita ion of Brussels. Half boots lavender Ray, from a specimen cast on shore at the mouth of the loured kid, and Limerick gloves. FULL Dress.-A round dress of English lace over a have been again seen. Other specimens are, however,

Tees, in 1681; and for a century after is not known to hi:e satin slip; bottom of the skirt irimmed with a since then recorded. One singularity of the tish is learnt

THE YOUNG OBSERVER. til do ance of face, headed by a broad rouleau of white from these late specimens, which perhaps was not tin, and surrounded by demi lozenges of lace, edged known before to any collector, viz. the exquisite quality ith rouleaus of satin. Plain tight body, cut square of the food, both as to the flavour and firmaess. It is a tard the bust; a full plaiting of net goes round; very flat fish, but compressed vertically, with a large re: rows behind, only one in front; it is quilled, so a eye. Our ingenious neighbour, Mr. Bewick, has made

TO THE EDITOR. ir stands up and shades the bosom. A broad white a correct drawing from one specimen, which probably sin sish is tied behind in short bows and long ends. wiil be published, if he should extend his works on The serve is composed of white lace over white satin; the natural history to the department of fishes. This speci

« Si monumenta requiras, circumspice." t1.net is dispose i in denii-lozenges; there are two rows men is in length 224 inches; breadth, 7d; thickness, 2} ;

Epitaph. El tren yed in such a manner as to form a singularly pretty weight, 4lbs.-Nexecustle Courant. bera. The hind part is plaited, and Lrought round

SIR,-The country has generally been considered the he crown of the head; and the front hair disposed

most eligible sicuation for a person of contemplative. ( ringlets, rather low at the sides, and much parted, as to display the forehead. Head dress, a pearl Correspondence.

habits. Philosophers and poets have expatiated on its escent, over the forehead, but very far back, and a

advantages; and almost led the world to believe that ry full plune of ostrich feathers on left side. Necke and ear-rings, pearls.

a man can be neither virtuous nor wise but when im- . White satin shoes, and

THE HOUSEWIFE. tite kid gloves.

mersed in its delightful solitude. MR. Editor,- I should be glad, if any of your

But surely the society and conversation of our felcorrespondents would point out the best mode of low mortals need not eradicate those sentiments which Natural history. preserving eggs, in such a way that small quantities do honour to our nature. The review of his army

may be taken from the bulk, without subjecting the drew tears from the tyrant Xerxes: and does the.
reinainder to injury.

BETSEY.
SILK WORMS.

sight of numbers render the citizen callous ? or, does

he feel less acutely or less tenderly than the peasant? lut ion to the Question of the Pearer of Silk

CHESS.

No! Virtue is the growth of a social as well as a setorns, proposed in the Ruleidoscope, No. 39,

cluded life; and must not be confined within the pale TO THE EDITOR.

of retirement.

Nor is it less in one's power to be serious than to be TO THE EDITOR.

SIR, - I have had many opportunities of seeing innocent in a town, which, to the thinking mind, will $113, -The eggs, alias seeds, of the silk-worms, the best players of chess in Paris-several very present alternate subjects for regret and joy, for gaiety (cas the interrogator, in all probability, is aware good ones in London, and I have never seen one al- and pensiveness.

s maller than the head of a pia. There are lowed, under any circumstances, to place bis king Nay; it may be contended that a town life affords my ways of batching them; and to prevent my in check; the obligation to do so, constituting a dat zon being too diffuse, I will mention only three. stale mate. Iu my opinion, neither the queen nor

more forcible lessons on the instability of human atlairs Tize first is, to put them in some cotton rolled in any other piece, until actually renoved by the ad. than one spent in the country. “ Nil enim quiescit.” piece of rag; but in England I think this is not the versary's pieces, can lose their rights. On the coo- To-day differs from yesterday; and to-morrow may sst method; the air is not warm enough. The sc. trary, I have always seen, that a piece or pawn be still more different. Next week I may walk through wd (which, if I am not mistaken, is the best) is to covering check, may, at the same tiine, give check the streets I have just traversed and meet no one of the pure them to the sun, spread on a board. The to the adversary's king; and therefore it follows, crowd I have seen this morning; nay, ere then, such ird (wbich very few persons will like to execute, that the king cannot lay himself open to a check by. J is the rage for improvements, the very appearance of swithstanding that in Portugalit is the most usei) the movement of a piece or a pawn, seeing, that, if

by rolling them in a rag, and keeping them for the piece or pawn' had not intervened, the king the street may be so altered, that a stranger could with r some days under the arm-pil, until after a few would have been in check by the piece or pawn co.

difficulty recognise it. ays (there is no certain time) they produce very vering the previous check. Suppose, that, in the Whereas there seems to exist this distinction between null wurms, which must, on the same day, he put course of the game, the black queen give the white the changes of the country and those of the town, a board), over some mulberry tops (which is the king check, and the white cover with a knight which that in the former, the same objects very frequently aty leaf they eat) that must be changed (whilst shall, at the same time, place the black king in recur; but, in the latter, seldom or never. In winter ry are so smal)) every three days. But having check, must the player, iu this last instauce, an- I see the trees of my favourite field stripped of their Itained almost its full size (that is an inch njunce check or uot? if he must, then one of two ma) they require new leaves every day. Being things will happen; either the queen will take the foliage; the flowers are dead; the feathered songsters Wir full size (that is an ich and a half loig, li knight, a id possibly at the sacrifice of a superior mute. In spring I revisit it ; the trees have regained le mure or less) the Rearch is to give himself the for an i f rior piece, or the king must move; but their leaves, and afford me their wonted shade; I find souble of puring a sprig of any irte, standing if J. B. Pi's vlnjectiun avail (Kal. No. 32.) the king libe primrose and the violet under their accustomed

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hedge; the blackbird or the throstle repeats the notes A word at parting with you, Mr. Editor. I have the unknown friend from whom we received our MS to which I bave so often listened; and nature wears been told that you have known pretty well the misery

copy through the post, was equally unapprized of the ber usual look. If I continue to visit it at either of which is inseparable from a bachelor's life: there is

fact; but believed, as he states in his letter, that his these seasons, the face of things is again restored; and none to weep when we weep, nor to rejoice when we

copy, transcribed from theoriginal, was the first that had ever been consigned to the editor of any public journal

. beauty and desolation reign by turns. rejoice; and here I sit, with a poultice on my shin and

We received our copy post paid, under cover and a It is not so in town. There, a moralist (like Jacques) a wounded heart : but a ray of hope gleams o'er my

seal, which we shall not describe, as our correspondezt, might find matter for a thousand similies from the imagination when I think that the publishing of this

in one of his notes marked private,' says, " If at any

period of the communications, a curiosity should be shifting scene before him. To such an one, the too letter may bring relief, “ for heaven tempers the wind excited to know who the collector of these fragments common notice “ This house to be let,” would speak even to the shorn lamb;" and why should it not do so may be, I beg you will not lend yourself to its gratia as strongly as an escutcheon ; the transient duration of to

HENRY?

fication.” If FAIR PLAY will turn to our 19th num

ber he will find the note with which our corespondert all sublunary things be as much indicated by the flutter March 30, 1821.

prefaced the narrative, which he states “has never la of the auctioneer's flag, as by the nodding plumes of P.S.--I have heard it said that notbing delights you printed.” In this it appears he was mistaken ; Este the bearse ; and, even in our busiest and most lively so much as the sight of merry faces; I like heartily to withstanding which we have not a doubt that our com thoroughfares, he might point to every thing around see them myself. If you insert this letter, and the

was actually transcribed from the MS. in the Ashra

lean library. For some reason which we could me him, and exclaim, “ Si monumenta requiras, circum- lady should consent to take me for better and for worse, divine, we were requested to suspend the appearance spice.”

you shall come to the wedding; and you shall have of the notes for some time, until we should hear 19en I purpose to resume this topic in a future paper; and, bride's cake enough to serve you for bread for the

from our correspondent, who has not yet favoured es in the interim, remain

with further instructions. We trust we hare said whole week. Your obedient servant,

enough upon the subject to clear ourselves from the

slightest imputation of a wish to mislead the publie; bet PYRUS,

before we take leave of our correspondent, we los P. S.-In last No. page 1, for “fraternity" read

POMPOUS LANGUAGE.

define the word PLAGIARIST, in order to prore than tribe.”

even on his own showing, he has made out be case. A A person,

who kept a ferry on the river Potamac, was PLAGIARIST, in the general acceptation of the word,

fond of pompous language; and in common discourse is one who steals or appropriates the ideas or langueze TO THE EDITOR. used it to such a degree, that few people understood the

of another which he passes off as his own. Now, cu meaning. A gentleman inquiring after his father's correspondent, although he appears to have been in health, he answered as follows:

error in supposing his was the first copy fro the SIR,.--I am a disconsolate bachelor, muchia want of

“Sir, the intense frigidity of the circumambient at. original MS., did not attempt to palm himseli k is a helpmate: and you will confer an obligation on me mosphere has so congealed the pellucid aqueous fluid AUTHOR; on the contrary, he styles bine za by inserting this letter. Yesterday at noon, as the of the enormous river Potamac, that, with the most mere “ collector of these fragments." We sbal cely

add, by way of apology for this protracted explain clock was striking twelve, I was passing St. James's / eminent and superlative reluctance, I was constrained to church, when my attention was riveted upon a young province of Maryland, for the medical, chemical, and

tion, that it is of consequence to us to repl. 21 procrastinate my premeditated egress into the palatine

insinuation which may tend to diminish the cattung lady passing on the other side of the street: I am sure, galonical coadjustancy and co-operation of a distin

with which we have been uniformly honoured bf ou

friends. . If this note should attract the notice of I. from the manner in which she blushed, that my no- guished sensitive son of Esculapius, until the peccant, tice of her must have exceeded the limits of good nium, into which it had ascended and penetrated from deleterious matter of the arthritis had pervaded the cra- L. D. we may perhaps hope to hear further from kis

on the subject. breeding, but for this I was severely punished; for, in the inferior pedestrical major digit of my parental relacrossing the street, I ran against a watchman with a tive in consanguinity, whereby his morbosity was mag-EPITAPHS.-We thank K—y for the pains he has tało

to copy out an epitaph, although it has very little pop wheelbarrow full of mud. My shins were broken nified so exorbitantly as to exhibit an absolute extin. guishment of vivification.”

tension to novelty; and we take this occasion to be against the wheelbarrow; and part of the mud was

serve, that we have a large stock of contributions in upset upon me. I did not care a fig for this; but the

this department, of which

we shall probably avail oz* wicked creature laughed at my misfortune, as if she was To Correspondents.

selves on some future occasion. highly delighted. It was my intention to watch her to

Our very industrious friend has omitted to name the her dwelling, bue this unfortunate encounter with the PLAGIARISTS.-We entirely approve of the suggestion

author of the Essay on Taste he has taken the parti confounded wheelbarrow prevented me; and, as I am in

of HONESTUS, that whenever we detect a hoax si

to transcribe for our use.

milar to those lately exposed in the Mercury and expectation of leaving this neighbonrhood in a short Kaleidoscope, it would be a good plan to post up the The paper on the Facial Angle, together with the bb time, I dare not trust to chance for an opportunity of manuscript conspicuously in our office window, or in becoming acquainted with her.

some such public place, which might lead to a de.

trative engraving, shall be given in our next. tection, if not of the principal delinquent, at least of the length only of the Cantos to which we before It is scarcely possible for any other fair one to think

some of his auxiliaries. herself the object of my inquiry; but it may prevent

interferes with their insertion. We had some her

of making a selection from them, when the lite se mistakes if I give some description of her person. She PLAGIARISMS. We have now before us a letter al.

luded to last week, and to which we pledged ourselves the Fancy Ball interrupted our design. is call, and a handsome figure; she was dressed in a

to reply, to the satisfaction of any reasonable person; blue pelisse, trimmed with a plain, broad, velvet bor. or to acknowledge that we ourselves merited the re- The lines by the late Mrs. Robinson, with the med der ; she wore a Leghorn bonnet, with a long poke, proaches we have recently, and so unceremoniously

nary note of H. St. J-, shall appear in the Voz"

cast upon certain detected plagiarists. Our correspon. under which was a countenance, though not regularly

as early as convenient, if our correspondent app

dent who makes his approaches under the specious of the transfer: if not, they shall await his edes handsome, yet it beamed with an expression and a

garb of Fair Play, is, in all probability, some dis- the office. They are not at all adapted to the tez witchery more captivating than beauty. It is unne. appointed poet, with whom it has been our misfortune the Kaleidoscope. cessary to give any description of myself; the adven- to differ, as to the pretensions of his muse. Be this

as it may, he appears to chuckle at the thought that we think we have already acknowledged several com ture of the wheelbarrow and the unfortunate sufferer

he'“ has us on the hip," if we may judge by the munications from IGNATO. must be fresh in the lady's recollection. If her affec

profusion of italics and other significant hints intertions are not already engaged, it would be the object spersed throughout his letter. The sum of his charge The unexpected appearance of Lord Byron's Letter.com and pride of my life to make her bappy, and to share

is briefly this: that, whilst we have been taxing others which we were not aware until a few days since *

with plagiarisms, we have ourselves been guilty of obliged us to defer some communications interder my fortune with her, which, though not very large,

foisting upon the public a narrative of the Siege of La. this day's publication. They shall, however, beses is sufficient to support her in that elegant sphere of thom House, as having been originally published in jected to as little delay as possible. Amongst the fines life in wbich she appears to move.

the Kaleidoscope, although it had appeared previ. with whom we have made free, on this occasin,

ously in the European Magazine. "Now, it is a AMICUS--T-I.-M.-H.--AYANTIQUAISI hope and trust this letter will be interpreted in the

matter of little comparative consequence, whether the MANCHESTER SUBSCRIBERTOMUY TURTOS manner in which I am anxious it should be. As a se

interesting narrative in question had been previously T. R.-AN ASTRONOMER-E. P.-M. B. Me rious proposition to the lady in question, there are many published or not; but it is of the utmost consequence cheter-Z.-and W. S. H.--and several sthers party explanations which a person so applied to would re

that good faith should be preserved, both in our pri. ously acknowledged.

vate and public transactions; and if, as Fair Play quire, and which I shall readily give to any person probably believes, we had copied from the European Printed, published, and sold by E. SMITH and his duly authorised to receive them; but it would prevent Magazine, and at the same time professed to follow a great deal of trouble if the lady would favour me an original manuscript, we should have been guilty of

54, Lord-street, Liverpool with her address, or give me, otherwise, an oppor

LYING (for that detestable propensity ought always sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evans, Cher

to be called by its proper name.) The fact, however, win & Hall, Castle-st.; T. Smith, Paradise-st; T. s. tunity of personally explaining myself to her. A line

is, that we were not aware that this document had brick, Public Library, Lime-st.; E. Willan, Beid-Fri left at your office would be promptly attended to. ever appeared in print; and we feel convinced, that and J. Smith, St. James's-road, for ready magazy Boy

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Biographical Notices.

singular felicity of classical language with talent may be combined with the elegaace which it was written. In the year 1790 he of English accomplishments.

was appointed, in consequence of the death He was one of the last of that illustrious BRIEF MEMOIR

of Dr. Cullen, to the chair of the Practice body of literary and scientific men, whose

of Physic, the most important medical pro- labours gave distinction to their country LATÉ DR. JAMES GREGORY,

fessorship in the University : and, for 32 during the latter part of the last century; years, he sustained and increased the cele- and among the names of his intimate friends

brity which the emineace of his predecessor may be ranked those of almost all his conIt is seldom our lot to record the death had conferred upon the office. During this temporaries, who will be remembered in é an individual so universally esteemed, or long period, the fame which his talents had future ages as men of science or learning : obose toss will occasion so irreparable a acquired had attracted students from all of Cullen and Black, of Reid, and Smith, blank both in the academical celebrity of parts of the world to this city, all of whom and Stewart ; and we will venture to say, xis city, and the national distinction of the returned to their homes with a feeling of that the spot where his remains now lie injuntry. He has long been at the head reverence for his character, more nearly terred, beside those of Adam Smith, will oth of the medical school and the Medical resembling that which the disciples of an- long be visited by the admirers of Scottiska tactice of Edinburgh, and to his great tiquity felt for their instructors than any genius, as fitted to awaken no common relents and distinguished character much, thing which is generally experienced in the collections. conly of the eminence of the University, present situation of society.

Great, however, as was his reputation & also of the prosperity of the city, is to Of the estimation in which his scientific a Professor, and as a man of science and ascribed. For above 30 years he has merits were held throughout Europe, it is a literature, it was yet inferior to that which nually taught the medical students of the sufficient proof, that he is one of the few his character had acquired among his periversity the most important part of their of our countrymen who have been honoured sonal friends. Descended by the father's ofessional duties ; and an admiration for with a seat in the Institute of France; a side from a long and memorable line of ani abilities, and reverence for his character, distinction which is only conferred upon cestors, among whom the friend and conve, in consequence, extended not only as a very small and select number of foreigners. temporary of Newton is numbered ; and as the English language is spoken, but As a literary man he has long enjoyed a by the mother's from one of the most far as the light of civilization has spread very high reputation. His acute and dis- ancient noble families of Scotland, his chathe world. Perhaps there is no scientific criminating mind was early devoted to the racter was early formed on an elevated un now in existence whose name is so study of Metaphysics ; and in the Literary model, and throughout his whole life he iiversally revered, or whose instructions and Philosophrical Essays, which he pub- combined, in a degree seldom equaled, the ve diffused over so wide a sphere the lished in the year 1792, is to be found one studies and acquirements of a man of sci. Ans of relieving human distress.

of the most original and forcible refutations ence, with the taste and honourable feel He was appointed in the year 1776, at of the dangerous doctrine of Necessity, ings of a high-born gentleman. While 2 early age of 23, to the professorship of which has ever appeared. To his reputa- his name, in consequence, was respected e Theory of Physic, and he continued to tion as an accomplished scholar, all the well-throughout Europe, his society was sought xxh this class, with great distinction, for informed persons in both parts of the island after by the first persons of rank and emiyears. As a text-book for his lectures, can bear testimony; he was one of the few nence in the country; and, like his lamented published, in the year 1782, his Conspec- men who have rescued this country from friend Mr. Playfair, he maintained, in ne · Medicinæ Theoreticæ, which soon be the imputation of a deficiency in classical ordinary degree, the important communime a work of standard reputation over taste, which is thrown upon it with too much cation between the aristocracy of rank and Europe, not only in consequence of the justice by our southern neighbours, and he of talent. The brilliancy of his wit, and ientific merims whicla it possessed, but the demonstrated, that the vigour of Scottish Ithe epigrammatic force of his conversation,

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