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the cooking of a good dinner on Friday, in order to gane. By some chance or other, this came to the bergs, Aoating into warm latitudes, soon dissolve. was soon concluded that the witches or the Catho- knowledge of that morose, brutal fellow, Alquier, This is perhaps one reason for the formation of lines lics had fired the chimney with their incantations ;

the French minister, who, in revenge, gave in a me- bergs, for field ice could not otherwise be packed of that, said the gudewife

, there could be no manner morial to the Court, accusing Mr. Elliot of being so high, por cauld it, any other way be so easily of doubt; her husband was of the same opinion; partaker in a plot to poison or assassinate bis master. moved and melted. 80 down they sat to dinner as pale as ashes. Their The Court protested against the indecency of this; fears, however, could not master their appetites but, as Alquier insisted, it was under the necessity Suddenly the woman started up in a dreadful rage,

Antiquities. nearly chuking in the attempt to swallow an im- of delivering it over to Mr. Elliot. His answer was mense slice of bacon, the very sight of which would in character. Literally translated, it ran as follows:

“UNDER THE ROSE!" cause heart-heavings or sickness in one of the polite ' 1 give my word of honour, that there is not the females of the present day. “She remembered," she said, “ an old book which had long been in the most distant ground for this accusation; the more As a paragraph in explanation of this term fery in house, and in which were divers paintings of things so, as it is contrary to my principles to wish to see cently appeared in our publication, it may be acceptabia akia to dying dragons, and that no one that she had a man fall by an assassin who deserves death by the to give another reading from the Morning Chronikken ever seen could understand

a word of the reading.” hands of justice.' I need not say, that Alquier took in a late number of which it appeared in the following « Certes it portended nothiug good,” replied her

letter to the editor: husband. A young orchin, without more ado, rau good care not to irritate him afterwards."

“Sir, In a work" by a late very learned and R. up to the book in which I had so long abode

verend Divine," I find this explanation of the phone, in quiet) seized it and carried it off in triumph

under the rese be it spoken." The clergyman," sari (horresco referens) and, with all the might his Scientific Records.

the writer, “ means a rose in his hat; and, in celle puny limbs could assist him to, was burling it

sion, what is spoke in his ear is in effect under the me, into the fire;- the latch of the door was raised, it

and is to be kept secret, as being under the seat of art. slowly opened, and a venerable figure

advanced: (Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve-fession.” Now, the clerical rose could never hure ben the bustle was immediately husbed; every one ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, wom in the

hat of a father Confessor, for this szple seemed ashamed of their bigotry, in attributiag

singular Medical Cases ; Astronomical, Mechanical, his hood; hats were only used by Cardinals. The die so natural an occurrence to iovisible agency. This Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mine- rical rose is a band, and is to be found in the bats d venerable person was evidently some one of superior ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural very aged clergymen, or dignified ecclesiastics of the talents and exalted rank; it was but I doubt whether you will not treat me with contempt; should

History, Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; to be Protestant persuasion, but they have nothing to do it you, however, publish this, you will encourage me

continued in a Series through the Volume.]

confession. -A paragraph in your paper of to-day is also

as I suspect, in error. It says, that roses were cacicto continue my history.

crated as presents from the Pope, and placed over Cox ON THE FORMATION OF THE GLOBE. fessionals as the symbols of secresy, 1526; hence the

phrase of under the rosc.” Under farour, I believe the

antiquity of the phrase to be much greater. I bow Biographical Notices. In Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, the great heard it asserted, that the expression, under the rose, best est portion of land is to the northward of the equa. top of the room of the secret apartment, where coepers

its origin in a rose being placed in the wainscot at the TO THE EDITOR.

tor; there being so small a proportion of land were entertained during the unhappy civil wars better

to the southward of the line to counterbalance the the branches of the regal house of Plantagenet, distus SIR, I hope that you will find the following ex- weight to the northward, that a French philosopher guished by the name of the white and red rose; the rose tract from a letter written in 1816 sufficiently inle- was induced to write a book, to prove the existence well known, that, at this period, the tops of apartmuss resting for your valuable publication, and am, of a southern continent, in which opinion that great were not then of plaister, but board, so indeed ei te

geographer, the late Mr. Dalrymple, coincided. seen rooms with such wainscoted tops, and several time April 18, 1821.

Another Freuchman wrote a book in reply, “that observed a rose carved and painted in the centre. The all the precious metals were towards the South Pole, be not admitted, we may go further back, for I bare

device remained after the cause had ceased. But if this " Among the remarkable characters, whose friend and the sea not so deep as generally imagined.” At little doubt that the meaning of under the race

, as is ship I had an opportunity of acquiring in the course last this point was determined by the Abbé de la implies secresy, will be best discovered by a considerato

of 'the rules of the ancient Symposium. of my travels, the one that interested me the most Caille (See Mr. Barrow's Account of Southern Africa, was Hugh Elliot, who has been British minister to vol. 1.) who measured a degree of the meridian from

Above forty skeletons have, within the last fet reaks half the Courts in Europe ; and, from the very high the Cape of Good Hope to the porthward. “He been dug up on the Sussex Downs, by flint-diges: 3 and lucrative situation he now fills in the East In- discovered that the radii of the parallels of southern doubt part of the slain in the battle that was somente

there between King Henry the Third and his Batik dies, may be soon expected back, especially as he latitudes were greater than the radii of the same the year 1964. has a very numerous family, which he most dearly parallels in the northern hemisphere.” From which toves. I had an opportunity of knowing him the it follows, that the southern hemisphere is more

Miscellanies. more particularly, as I spent two years (between elevated than the northern; which accounts for the 1803 and 1805) mostly at his house, at Naples. greater degrees of cold in the same latitudes in the GRETNA GREEX, OR GRAITNEY, Never lave I found a man so gifted by nature. To southern hemisphere; because, if our London and is a parish and village in Dumfriesshire, a fex muidt the soundest sense and the most ealivening wit, were the plain around it were elevated a geometric mile, from the English borders, near the bottom of the Sun joined the most elegant person and the most robust or 6,084 feet, how much colder they would be than of matrimonial adventure, from the clandestine at constitution. As perhaps no man in existence has at present? The southern hemisphere being so riages of fugitive lovers from England, which have beco seen 60 much of life, or borne so great a share in much elevated, balances the land in the northern celebrated here. These are performed by several per the most important events of his time, nothing hemisphere. Any point at the equator moves at the part of the trade has been monopolised by a tobacores would be so interesting as memoirs of his life. * rate of 163 miles ja a minute of time, owing to the and not a blacksmith, as generally believed: a fel.

Many happy hours have I passed in his fa. diurnal motion of the globe. Is this velocity for no and without manners; whose life is a continued et mily; many interesting scenes have I been witness purpose? or does it occasion a whirlpool at each of debauchery, and whose irregular conduct rendered vf, and many distinguished persons did I get ac- Pole?. The diameter of each being 34 miles (the him an object of detestation to the sober and wirtuves quainted with there. Playing with him one day at excess of the equatorial diameter beyond the polar) connubial engagements began in 1738, since siste whist, Elliot lost several rubbers. "Gentlemen,' said the ice at the Pules falling into the whirlpools, will there have been, at an average, upwards of sixty he, with his usual pleasantry, 'you will force me to adhere together, and in its distant ascent form those nually, estimated at fifteen guineas eachi, products

more than £945 per annum. The ceremony, when set have recourse to my talisman; and that is, I take stupendous masses of ice called icebergs, which are is used, is that of the church of England, and the core out my snuff-box, I knock upon it three times, and driven southerly from the North Pole, and northerly tificate is signed by the pretended parson and twrp I say, God save the King and the devil take Boua. from the South Pole, by currents formed by the nesses, under fictitious names. The following is a cota parte,' Odd enough, that after this he wou every reaction of the water of the whirlpools, and the ice. "This is to sartifay all persons that may be conszaa.


his ear,

A. B. from the parish of G. and in the county of D. and Companies, the readiness evinced by those, who

TO THE EDITOR. E. F. from the parish of G. and in the county of A. have fattered themselves into the belief of being and both comes before me, and declayred themselfs to wholly perfect, to dwell with malicious prolixity, on SIR,-You will oblige balf a dozen of your friends be both single persons, and now mayried by the form the misfortune of labouring under such and such by inserting the following, that some of your nuof the Kirk of Scotland, and agreible to the Church of imperfections of person, when there have been indi- merous correspondents may give an answer to it, England, and given ondre my hand this 6th day of viduals present, subject to the very defects which At the game of Cribbage (no Cribbage-board March, 1806."

On some occasions, particularly when the parson is formed the topic of conversation : vay, some have being used, having marked the numbers each time intoxicated, a ceruficate only is given, and the cere- been so lost to all sense of just feeling and propriety on paper with a pencil) A. announced himself to be inony is dispensed with. In Scotland it is held a legal of cooduct, as to make a direct appeal to the ble. 49; next hand he bad 11, which made him 60; but, marriage if a single man calls a single woman his wife mished person, whether such blemish was not a on adding again, he found he was 50, iqstead of 49, in the presence of a third person ; the mutual appella: most odious thing!. What can possibly be more by which means the 1) made him up: Query, A. tion of husband or wife, in presence of a witness, is galling to a sensitive mind! Here we behold having 50 marked, but announcing only 49, was it, declared sufficient by Scottish law.

the feelings of an individual most unnecessarily or was it not the part of B. to examive into it ?

wounded, and such is the construction of the human Should any of your correspondents reply to the The following old story, which we have before mind that by allusions of this nature a sense of above, they will oblige

D. NR. recorded, is repeated at the desire of the Toxteth Park shame may be excited in one whu has never deCorporation:

parted from the paths of oral rectitude, and who

has uniformly done unto others, as he would they
should do unto bim.

Bully-blunder Castle, Tipperary. During the reign of King James II. and when the peo.

Nothing can be more indicative of a good heart MY DEAR EDITOR. ple were much oppressed and burthered with taxes, that and well regulated mind, than a render commisserammarch made a very expensive tour through England,

Old Horace (long rest his honest soul :) and on his return he slept at the palace of Winchester tion for the failings of our fellow creatures. Those Die mayor and corporation, for the honour done them who are free from outward personal defects, ought says, a man should never sit down to write till he b; this royal visit, determined to address his majesty in to be more forward in a grateful acknowledgment is at least two-thirds druok. Now it happens, most the morning ; but, as the mayor could neither read nor of the blessing bestowed, than in making it the unfortunately for his sins, that your bumble write, it was’ agreed that the recorder should prompt theme of boasting and taunt over less favoured in is not only perfectly, sober, but very stupid witbal, hin on the oceasion. Accordingly, being introduced Hiriduals. Beauty and symmetry of person are into the royal presence, and every thing ready for the pleasing to the eye; but when the interior of the and in no ways inclined to the scribbling mood. ceremony, the recorder, by way of encouraging the

man bears no proportion to this fair and perfect ex Still however, being painfully aware bow absolutely mayor, who appeared awkward and embarrassed, gently jegged his elbow, and, at the same time, whispered in terior, he becomes as insipid as the oft-told tale; as necessary it is to yonr peace of mind, and to the Hold up your head; look like a man.'

The anpal qable as the meat of which we bave partaken general satisfaction of the fairer and more discerning mayor mistaking this for the beginning of the speech to satiety. Besides, beauty has ever been compared

portion of your readers to learn something of my stared the King boldly in the face, and with a loud with the lower that fudeth; and therefore no one voice repeated, * Hold up your head; look like a man.

can calculate with certaiuty upon the extent of its unworthy self, I have seized my pen, jogged my The recorder, amazed at his behaviour, again whispered duration. Let those then who possess it enjoy the slumbering ideas, and malgré vapours, ennui, and a the mayor, " What the devil do you mean?” The blessing with becoining modesty, and instead of whole host of blue devils who are kicking up a mayor, in the same manner, instantly repeated. What deriding those who are of a more uocomely make, the devil do you mean ?" The recorder, chagrined at let them be truly thankful that they are not like pretty row in my seat of reason, manfully deter. this untoward circumstance, and fearing his majesty's

unto them.

ADOLESCENS. mined to give you my usual modicum of news and displeasure, still whispering in the mayor's ear, said, ** Zounds, Sir, you'll ruin us all,” which the mayor

Liverpool, 10th April, 1821.

uonsense, in the hope that if your readers do not thinking to be a continuance of the speech, and still

find me so very agreeable as usual, they will ascribe staring the king in the face, with a louder voice than

it entirely to the present dull temperament of my before, repeated “. Zounds, Sir, you'll ruin us all."

TO THE EDITOR. The king, on this, rose with some anger; but,

hamour, on the causes of which I shall expound being informed of the cause of this rough address, his


anoni-Well, Sir, I have seen this precious literary majesty was pleased to pass it by with a smile ; and the corporation was perfectly satisfied with the honour done

bantling, this third canto which has been promised hem.

SIR,-At a time when Hydrophobia is supposed to and prefaced, puffed up and ushered into the prehave become much more prevalent than formerly, the sence of gaping expectants with as much ceremony

following article, which is extracted from a current Correspondence.

riodical publication, is entitled to attention : and I think as a dowager Duchess at St. James's; and I confess your medical readers would confer an important benefit the feelings its first perusal excited, totally defy

on the public, by stating how far we may depend on analyzation. I sat with my legs astride the chimPERSONALITIES. such means of cure.

ney-piece, your paper betwixt my finger and thumb, TO THE EDITOR,

A report lately made by the Russian Counsellor of my chin protruding horizontally, and the whole a village in the circle of Belewsky, had frequently

cured aggregate mass of my ideas, mixed in interminable The successful progress of your undertaking suf. men and brutes who had been bitten by mad dogs. He chaos, and gasping and struggling for vent and ficiently proves that the motto you have adopted reduced into powder the water plantain Calisma plan, utterance : out at last they came, like the cork of a has been strictly adhered to; for it must be evident tago) and, having strewed it on a slice of bread and to all, that the pages of the Kaleidoscope have butter, gave it to the patients to eat. The Counsellor cider-bottle, embodied in this pithy and expressive hitherto contained matter not less useful than pleas-obseryes, I gave little credit to it, until accident fur- sentence, which I pronounced with all the gravity ing; all contributions, therefore, which have a ten

nished me with a sufficient proof of its efficacy. One of a Dutch burgomaster, “ Lorenzo, Lorenzo,

of my brother's hounds went mad, and bit the huntsdency to promote either of these designs, will I am

man. The ordinary operation was performed to prevent Lorenzo, thou art a very impudent fellow," Still I confident meet with your kind attention.

the propagation of the virus, and the wound healed : owu the fellow has surprized me ; he, has positively I propose to throw together a few observations but, in a few weeks, all the symptoms of hydrophobia upon the impropriety of making the personal fail appeared. The huntsman was uaken to the old soldier, a knack at rhyming; and for one whose ideas have ingrandimperfections of any of our fellow creatures, who administered two doses of his remedy, one . the germinated in the contaminating atmosphere of a the butt of our witticism, or the subject of our sar- evening, the other in the morning and then said the casm. That this is a practice very prevalent at the man might be unbound and taken home without dan-, amidst the degrading companion present day cannot be denied.

ger. The huntsman experienced great weakness ; but whip of rum puncheons and cotton bags, he has

. In arixions endeavours to discover the beam in our now lived eighteen years without having any relapse.' It however too frequently happens, that in our few days he found himself perfectly cured ; and he has actually done wouders. We certainly miss ibe Aris

totelian precision, the Homeric majesty of the late brother's eye'we altogether neglect the mote which · The water plantain grows in marshes : the root re- cantos ; but still the man is by no means a very is in our otvn, the previous perception of which sembles an onion, with thick fibres. It remains under might have prevented unnecessary trouble and re-water till the latter end of May, or the beginning of despicable poet and may possibly, hereafter, be read proach. Bat such is the natural state of man. June : it flowers all the summer, and may be gathered without yawaing. You see I love to encourage Prone to self-commendation and approval he is api at any time ; but the best is at the end of August. The merit; indeed tbe natural tenderness of ray dis. to view the blemishes of his neighbours with the eye shade atehen dry, it is pulverised; and administered position prompts me to it,

An author, called of keen reproof; and by rendering them the objects, of his ridicule, wantonly to sport with their feelings, as above."

“ Thompson's Seasons," finely observes, “ modisty and wound them in the most tender part. How weakening effects described, it is of importance to ascer.

N. B.The quantity is not stated; and this, from the and worth go hand in hand;" and of a surely I ana often have I witnessed, both in mixed and select tain.

manel of Mr. Season's opinion, as I verily believe

the reason why I am so uvaccountably modest is | NOTES TO ITHE SIEGE OF LATHOM HOUSE.- we sincerely hope the Liverpool “ HIGHFLYING" entirely owiog to the very super-extraordinary When these notes are completed, which must of Lotharios, and the Ormskirk Fair Penitents,

will be course be previously to the termination of the present stock of merit which doubtless you and your readers

fail to profit by the advice of this sage Mentor, these

volume, we shall reserve a place for the interesting “ well-intended mind” is so laudably bent on reformhave long since discovered in the humble individual story recommended by A FRIEND.

ing the “ little population” in which he lives. who now addresses you.

“ CAUTION TO FEMALES. Having, as we have just stated, already, trespassed too “ I beg leave through the medium of your Kaleidoscope When I last had the pleasure of brandishing a long in this department of our journal, we can only to present the following Letter for its insertion:

further notice A READER-L.J.-PYRUS (Letter V.) gouse-quill in your service, I might have subscribed

and beg for the honour gratitude and affection which - The short Sketch of the History of Beeston Castle, I have and bear towards the female sex, and for the myself Cælebs in search of a wife; I am now, thank by a WARRINGTONREADER-WILLIAM-SQUARE honour due to their tender weakness to solicit the heaven, fairly uncælebized ; 1 bave put on for a good TOESCOLLECTOR-ALCANDER_TheExtract favour of its publication. In the short period de

from CAREW-K-Y's note, and S. S.'s second comand aye" the sober suit and Benedictine phiz of ma.

my life, in this little population I have witnessed munication. trimony. The lovely Murphina and I have long been ZODIACAL SIGNS.-A correspondent, who some time

several gross instances of impropriety in condu:

and human manners. That the young gentlers subdued with a mutual passion; and though the ago offered for insertion the first of a series of ex.

(generally styled Bucks) out of your town in LAL extreme delicacy and fervor of my love prevented planations of the zodiacal signs, is informed that we

cular, come flying in their best apparel and assung shall defer their introduction until our next volume,

all the outward grandour and appearance their emy coming to an oral declaration, yet the soft inin order that there may be a regular monthly series of

ward puny minds can suggest, and all to seduce telligence of speaking glances, burning sighs, and them, as there are of the Naturalist's Diary, Mete

and bewilder our innocent girls here and althoug gentle toe-treadings, were all put in practice, and orological Tables, &c. If our correspondent would

they have even once or twice experienced the best refer us to the book from which he copies, we would

ness and impropriety of their conduct by pledges spoke volumes to our enamoured bosoms. At length, rather refer to it than follow MS.

their love and honour to them, and after ganung one day as we were taking a romantic walk by the THE ENRAGED POET.-In our last number but one,

their utmost affections they then fly back again et

make a public boast of their triumphant denta, horsepond, my goud genius put it in my head we stated that we should take an early opportunity

and never think of the object more; yet if mother to make the declaration : out it came, almost over. of noticing the amusing impertinence of a pedant, who of the same discription coines and assumes the neck whelmed and dried up in its passage by the accom

subscribes A CONSTANT READER, and dates from outward grandout and appearance the weak ga's

Ommskirk; and we shall now devote a spare column (for so I must call them) still incourage their baseca panying torrent of Arcadian groans, red-hot sighs, to the purpose, merely with the view of showing our ness still look upon their outward appearece as and burning blushes : but come it did; and, I re- readers a specimen of the trials to which the patience sufficient for their inward enjoyment hersker

, of us poor editors is so severely subjected; although and alas still submit themselves to be seduard usd joice to say, met with a favourable reception: the

“- We seldom tell our griefs,

led astray by such Ay-away Bucks, whose ee! lovely waid blushed like the verdant daisy which But let concealment, like a worm i'th' bud,

intentions are to accomplish that parpose

. ? decks the mountain's side, and, smiling a sweet " Prey on our damask cheek."

be tedious to me and rather indelicate to describe

the few instances which are involved in my mind, content, sunk sighivg into the arms of one of the The subject of the present commentary is, however,

and more tedious would it be to your readers to too rich a morceau to be withheld from the gaze of tenderest of Hibernian swains. Not having a talent

trace such circumstances through. But I hope the public, who must admire the versatility of the for description, I shall not fatigue you with an ac- genius, which, spurning all the ordinary and groveling

only to say that my well intended mind woud 72 count of the wedding, which was tasteful and ele. prejudices of grammar and orthography, excels

lingly suggest and if possible persuade the female

society and more particularly in this immedias equally in verse and prose; which can descant, with gant; suffice it to say, I am the happiest of men.

neighbourhood to desist from such encouragemeng equal grace, upon the preservation of female virtue,

and at once to set at defiance such attempes of E2Mrs. O'Goster is a lady who, in one word, unites and the preservation of eggs. That so highly-gifted a mortal should feel wrath at our not having set a

lignity. every accomplishment. Not to tire you with the

“ Yours most oblg. proper value upon the oftspring of his muse, is natural

"a constant reader." whole list, I shall merely recount her leading and enough; nor is it the first time that our want of taste, most brilliant attaioments : she cuts watch-papers

in this particular, has caused an indignant poet to If we have consumed too much space in endearouring is

cease signing himself A CONSTANT READER. expose the pedantic coxcomb, of whose precious Go7. and makes conuudrums to admiration, paints figures

Ormskirk, 13th April, 1821. sense we have just given a specimen, our readers Fill on a Chinese box, plays on the glasses with a bit of “Sir,-Several numbers of your paper which hath we trust excuse us for this once tiring their patience, stick, and has a decided talent for making bread

lately been issued, has contained a number of very by exhibiting a specimen of the kind of trials

useless and disinteresting works, and more especially which our own patience is often submitted. It is the seals : with such a woman, my dear Sir, a man may that of the Bachelors Fancy Ball. I will not dis- lot of an editor not only to be pestered occasion Teasonably promise himself happiness. Beauty is a

own but that it may excite a considerable quantity with nonsense, impertinence, and imposities; te

of curiosity in the Town of Liverpool, yet what what aggravates the grievance, he has also someting very fine thing, to be sure ; but, as a certain clerical

curiosity, or delight can it excite in us country to pay for such offerings. Our Ormskirk correscado romancier delicately observes, “it is only painted readers, but on the other hand, troublesome and dis- ent's communications have cost'us eight-pente; Eve's flesh," and cannot outlive a fit of the appointing to all who peruse your paper except the only revenge we shall take will be to forsen

: 5 those who dwell in the immediate neighbourhood last angry and abusive letter to Ormskirk, it ante small-pox, or a propensity for strong liquors. But of your town. I do not pretend to dictate to you for that it may be publicly exhibited to the nego mind! mind is everything. I could quote you a my own individual purpose, but I see so much of of a writer, of whom we now take our leare's monstrous fine thing about beauty and mind,

it's falling off in this, and several other such like serving, that we are not at all ambitious of recies?

country places for the express purpose already him amongst the list of our “Constant Reades" and the lord knows what, from one Addison, who stated,

and I see upon perusing the long and tedious Our friend W. H. is respectfully informed that se se wrote a very stupid play; but for two reasous; first, poetry upon that subject that it is your intention to

publish and describe in the like manner the Ladies

prepared to defend the propriety of the changes " am afraid of making your readers yawn; and se

have ventured to make; this

however we shall forca who attended that place called the Bachelors Fancy

to do in this place, and as the letter of W. H. v condly and lastly, to tell you the truth, I have for. Ball and if given in the same light would be rather

marked "private," we shall communicate to gotten the passage; so let us say no more about it

indelicate and disgusting. I also see that a House

another way probably next week.

wife is at a loss how to preserve Eggs, the following at present. But hold, as I am a sinner I must pul I know is very frequently practiced and always in compliance with the wish of a FRIEND, we a stop to this verbose epistle, or I shall be inflicting we must pass over the meaner affair of preserving

next week insert the critique on the new work for the punishment of double postage on you ; besides

lerius, to which we shall probably add some extracia

eggs, to come to a passage which expounds the cause from the work itself. The interesting accoust I see Captain O'Whiskers coming down the avenue of the wrath of our author, who has, to adopt a Belzoni's View of the Egyptian Tombs was in der to pay a visit to my wife, and I must go ju and homely phrase, “let the cat out of the bag,” in the contemplation before we were favoured with the most receive him. I shall give you a line occasionally, I forwarded to you on the 17th March last a few lines We thank a SUBSCRIBER also for his suggesties, e

of our correspondent. and shall be more explicit about my views in my on the memory of and it appears you do next. Mrs. O'Goster desires her respecls; and believe

not chuse to insert them, if so I must request you to

which we cannot for the present avail ourselves

. De return them by post directed to Mr. *

having access to the volumes of the original, me, dear Editor, Yours, till death,

Ormskirk.' Yet notwithstanding that rejection of

we recollect to have perused with satisfaction. DERMOT O'GOSTER. the Lines I forward the following . Caution to Fe

males' and if they should also be rejected I shall Printed, published, and sold by E. Suite and Co for ever cease sending anything more and be indu.

54, Lord-street, Liverpool

. To Correspondents.

ced by that

treatment to withdraw taking the paper Sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evans, Chen any longer."

win & Hall, Castle-st.; T. Smith, Paradise-st.; T. W. Notwithstanding this threat, which will, no doubt, be brick, Public Library, Lime-st.; E. Willan, Bolds. We beg to call the attention of our friend HORA carried into execution, we shall not deprive our M. Smith, Tea-dealer and Stationer, Richmond-v*

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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1821.

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well. The Traveler.

Soon after, we came in sight of and the scenes, and persons, and manners it Haddon Hall, and took the footpath up the had witnessed—is venerable, though not

meadows that lead to it. The afternoon magnificent, and most impressive, though not. (Never before published.)

was very sultry; the roads were excessively noble. Its grey turrets, and solemn doors, A PEDESTRIAN PILGRIMAGE dusty; and I know not when I have enjoyed and small heavy windows, all in excellent

a more absolute luxury, than strolling up preservation ; its elms, some scathed with OF FIVE DAYS,

through the rich mowing grass of Haddon's lightning or with age, bleached in part to celebrated meadows: the soft, cool turf whiteness, and rising with a wild naked air

under our feet; the track almost hid in the of desolation, and in part exhibiting some 7th Month, 1820.

thick mass of herbage ; and the bents rust remains of vegetative life ; and the cool,

ling against our boots as we sauntered on. damp silence that surrounded its outer walls, (Continued from our last.)

We enjoyed a still greater treat of delicious where the orpine and gilliflower were springoisiveté; for we lay down on the banks of ing from every crevice, and the overhang-,

the crystalline Wye, to taste its cool waters, ing trees threw their wavering shadows YALK THROUGH HADDON, BAKEWELL,

and to contemplate the ancient scenery of cast over us a sort of musing and romantic ASHFORD IN THE WATER, TO EYAM.

the park. The sun was casting his evening influence. After this, we committed a

gleams along its mighty and venerable trees; crime, unpardonable in the opinion of an I have enumerated the principal features and there seemed to rest a deep and impo- antiquary, by not seeing the inside. We f this part of the Dale, froin the prospect sing solitude in its glades, where they flung were so deficient in that species of enthusin Riber Hill. As we proceeded, we were their long sweeping shadows on the yellow. asm, as to balance the lateness of the even10st impressed with the fine fertility of its tinged grass ; a scene, I suspect, which deing and our fatigue, the distance we had to leadows, the rich effect of the woods at rived much of its power from the grave go, and the luxurious imagination of the ze feet and on the sides of its hills, and the remembrance of past ages. We crossed a tea-table, against the gratification we might igh wild range of gloomy precipices, and narrow bridge, overhung with broad-spread experience from viewing its curious internal ast square masses of rock, seen on the lof. ing elms, and covered with yellow tufts of fashion and furniture, which, notwithstand. est eminences of Stanton Moor. These stone-crop and the long waving panicles of ing the removal of much to Belvoir Abbey, ave, probably, been the resort of Druidical the wild oat. This bridge is close to the is well worth observation, as conveying a aperstition and, associated with that be- hall, which is a low, square building, erected vivid notion of baronial habitations and ef

, call up, at sight, a train of gloomy round a court, and, therefore, occupying a modes of living. As two parties were then leas. These heights are now planted with great extent of ground. It stands near the in the hall, and the evening was so far adrees, which in a few years will conceal the foot of the range of hills that bounds that|vanced, we readily persuaded ourselves to ocks from view. At Darley, where the side of the valley, yet considerably elevated leave the inspection of its interior till our alleys that run from the north, by Castle- above the meadows in front, where the Wye return ; consoling ourselves with the idea, on and Chatsworth, (the course of the runs in a most circuitous, twining course, that should we, possibly, go another way, Derwent) and from Buxton, by Ashford crossed near the hall by a handsome bridge. it was not so far from home but that we und Bakewell (the course of the Wye) Behind, a venerable wood of elm extends could see it almost any day. It is often inite; and where the swift clear Wye rushes to the top of the hill. The building is the case that we neglect opportunities zladly into its kindred stream, yielding up, much lighter than that of castles in general; because they are cheap, or of frequent reheerfully, name and waters, like a good yet it is flanked with square towers, and currence, and by that means lose them citizen, to purchase by union of strength mounted with battlements. The hour of altogether : perhaps this may be one inand character--a nobler existence, we evening added much to the solemnity of its stance. urned quickly to the left, towards Bake aspect, which, associated with its antiquity, At Bakewell, after tea, we visited the

church, a handsome, though singularly- scene of peaceful pleasantness. The large enviable looking houses, at a pleasant disshaped building; but more particularly de- square meadow of which I just now spoke, tance in the fields, with shrubberies and serving notice from containing three or four deliciously green, with its clear outline of a green plots, and with creepers twining different orders of English architecture, and square mote, once enclosing a palace, as about the windows; and all rendered more in the western front a curious Saxon door- tradition says, of a king; and its foutpaths strikingly pleasing by the contrast of the way. Bakewell has been pronounced by a winding along to the neat churchyard, with trees about these villages, with the high traveler, some years ago, “ A poor, dirty its low gray tower, and broad leaden roof, and naked hills at the foot of which they place;" it, however, now presents a very and scattered headstones, and imore imposing are situated. Great Longstone is a long respectable appearance.

The Duke of tombs, and solitary. towering tree, is but populous village; yet, like most Peak vil. Rutland, a principal proprietor, has contri- the foreground of a great rural picture.- lages, wearing an air of uncommon stillness buted very much to its improvement. The From the town, on all sides, the ground The appearance of its cottages is far from Rutland Arms Inn, is a handsome building ; seems to rise, and ascends in various direc. prepossessing, in general. Calico weaving the bath, an ancient one, is restored in an tions, and to various heights. On the right and mining are the principal sources of elegant manner, and pleasantly ornamented winds the Moneyash-road, up a steep valley, support. In the churchyard, the usual with adjoining gardens. Its situation, on a rearing, on either hand, its rich piles of repository of village curiosities, and the fine flat of this noble dale, on the Wye, is green hills. Before you, to the south, is a resort of the traveler fond of observing , very agreeable, possessing a rich view down vast slope, gently and smoothly extended to rural life, we noticed nothing remarkable the valley beyond Haddon, and of the sur- the distance of a mile or more upwards, on unless it were two or three idle fellows come rounding range of hills. The walks are which the light falls so clearly, that you may to sleep with their fathers; and perlass clean and pleasant, and the entrance from discern distinctly every living thing that society would have been no loser, if they Buxton particularly romantic, with its rocks, rests among the smaller inclosures near the had actually lain beneath the turf instead ei waters, buildings, and distant scenes. We town, beautifully decorated with trees, in lying on it, chewing bents, and kicking up walked up to Ashford in the evening. The the prime of vegetable youth; or among their heels in the sunshine, and whetting sun had long gone down ; the deep twilight the higher and more extensive fields, marked their knives on the edge of a tombstone. shaded all distant things; the white floating by long lines of fences and thinly-scattered Thence we ascended the high moor-lands: mist veiled all nearer objects, and enveloped, trees, and gently-swelling and falling land ; and from this wild tract, covered with with a fleecy wreath, every scattered tree: and by here and there a plantation up to its heath, and marked only by long white and the singular aspect of the green undu. top, which is fringed, for some miles, with traces of exhausted mines, called

groore lating hills that lay below us, in the deep a rising crest of larch-woods. More to the rakes, we enjoyed a magnificent prospect. valley to the right, softened by the waning south-east, the ground rising in sudden The day was clear and very warm; and light, and contrasted with the circumscri- hills, hides from the view all but the most after climbing slowly and laboriously up bing gloom of the deep intervening dells; distant range of mountains ; and to the east, this wild ascent, it was a noble reward to with the hum of the distant village, the over a pleasant knoll, on which stands the lie on the dry, soft, and fresh smelling turf laugh of some sportive lass, the ocean-like noble house of the Duke of Devonshire's in the midst of this rude monotonous selimurmur of the Wye, and other sylvan sounds steward, the eye wanders voluptuously tude, and feel the sweet cool gale playing that came to us in the stillness and coolness through an opening towards Darley Dale, about one's temples, while the fark caroled of evening, from places unseen and un- amongst the varying forms and shadows jocundly above us, and the eye ran glori. known, conspired to form a region of en- of prominent hills that confine it, till it ously through one wide resplendent ocean chantment which delighted our imagination. rests on the high, wild range that runs of light, filled with innumerable islands of

This village contains most extensive mar- between Chatsworth and Bakewell. Atgreen and gleaming hills. Below us were ble-works, and its inhabitants are principally night we lay with our window open, lulled the villages we had passed, peeping from employed in these, in mining, and in stock by the sounds of the Wye; and in the their umbrageous trees; and between us and ing-weaving. From the hill on the south morning this charming scene, beaming with them, even the hill sides were embellisheri side, where we were stationed, is presented the sun, and animated by many à file with scattered plantations of ash and beech a scene of great picturesque beauty, not of of merry haymakers, roused us early, and which there seem to flourish very well. To that wild and majestic kind, so common to we pursued our route to Eyam. We the left appeared a dark region of wood's the Peak, but of a serene, rich, and rural passed over some pleasant flowery fields and the top of Chatsworth-house peeping nature. Immediately at our feet, descended to Little and Great Longstone, two villa- above them; and all beyond, on every a steep green bank into a large flat, on which ges near together, containing some re was an immense scene of mountains sleepstands the town, enclosing it on three sides spectable houses : Little Longstone, that ing in a verdant sunny softness amid their of a quadrangular form; these, though of Mr. I ongstone, the descendant of an own shadows, and the dimness of winding forming the three streets, are not built in ancient family of that name there; and vales. Not a cloud traveled the blue corthe regular connected manner of streets in Great Longstone, that inhabited by Colonel cave of heaven; and no vapour was visible large towns. The gray stone houses stand Carlise, a large brick house (a curiosity in except a light transparent mist that rein various directions, most of them detached this land of limestone) adjoining a very posed on the far distant scenery, like the from each other, and each with its garden antiquated stone hall. Beyond these are purest veil on the bosom of beauty

. It is and trees waving here and there, forming a some other very neat, and one or two truly impossible to convey any idea of the sola


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