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bess that every tint and object derive from early foot from the shrub and Poweret iu oar health. Wrapt in exub'rant robes, the bashful maid ful walk; to behold the glories of the setting sun,
Yet courts the gloom, and woos the dewy glade. so lofty a point of observation. I have seen or the silvery moonbeam playing on the surface of
With her pied Pansy once a vestal fair,
In Ceres' train low droops with am'rous air, richer scenes, more wooded, more the quiescení lake; to admire the expanded rosemany
Stained by the bolt of love her purple breast, watered, more embellished with towns, and bud, and to watch the progress of nature in its
And freaked with jet her party-coloured vest. spring, are amongst the loveliest and sublimest en.
In rival pomp see either Rocket blow, towers, and villas; but there is a magic in joyments, and are unknown in the busy haunts of Bright as the sun, or as the new-fall'n snow, such a wide expanded view; a deep, calm, vicious and populous cities. The country, retire- With gaudier Lychnis' vermile hue combine,
ment, bealth, order, sobriety, and morality, can alone And Stocks in variegated vesture shine. and peculiar beauty that rests on the furnish them.
Gift of a goddess, one pale Lily bends
Her milk-white bell, and freshest fragrance lends; There are fashionables, bowever, who expect to mighty landscape, though but little enmake nature subservient to their habits and caprice,
A second waves in meretricious glare, riched with the ornaments of more sylvan every where, and in every thing; and who, noi con
Radiant with orange glowher scentless hair.
Tall Tulips near their rainbow streaks disclose ; countries; a charm in the loftiness, the tent with bringiug summer to January into their
Aspiring Alcea emulates the rose; profound solitude; and a sublimity in the painted aud. gilded saloons, by rare shrubs, flowers,
And Helianthus, like the god of day, plants, and the expensive contents of their conserva.
Binds round his nodding disk the golden ray. splendor and amplitude of the whole, that tories, added to the forced fruits and other articles No gorgeous dyes the meek Reseda grace,
Yet sip with eager trunk yon busy race may be deemed conspicuous only to the of ruinous luxury with which their boards abound,
madly expect to transmit town enjoyments and disa Her simple cup, nor heed the dazzling gem morbid enthusiast of nature ; but I have sipation into the country, in order to lead the same That beams in Fritillaria's diadem.
No more ignoble now great Maro's theme, unvaried course of voluptuousness and riot all the felt and have enjoyed them, year round. lo contradistinction to what we hear
Cerinthe freely pours her honeyed stream; of " rus in urbe," it is with them urbs in rure; and
And Martagon, of classic honours vain,
Bears on his brow the gory-spotted stain
Still darkly graved on each returning bloom,
crimson-tinctured bush where they only go as an adjournment of the London Again revives coy Daphne's maiden blush; By zephyrs led comes genial May,
spring, and then travel down to the country, to view And, as above she tufts her polished leaves,
Veiled her green tresses from the wintry storm;
Ah! here how changed she
charms our wondering eyes, Then the plumed tenants of the copse and grove arrive about the beginniug of this month. Among
The rose-lipped Hebe of Hesperian skies ! Disport on circling wing, and chaunt of love.
Like Sol's full radiance, when he gilds the morn, these are the goatsucker, or feru-owl, the spotted And deep red clouds his rising throne adorn, The scenery of a May morning is not unfrequently Ay-catcher, and the sedge-bird. In this and the
Pæonia round each fiery ring
unfurls, # beautiful as possibly can be conceived ; a serene following month, the dotterel is in season.
Bared to the noon's bright blaze, her sanguine curls : ky, a refreshing fragrance arising from the face of The insect tribes continue to add to their num. While Enothera sheaths in many a fold, he earth, and the melody of the feathered tribes, bers; among these may be named several kinds of Of primrose scent and hue, her fainter gold, Il combine to render it inexpressibly delightful, to moths and butterflies.
Nor yet unbinds the firmly clasping zone, xhilarate the spirits, and call forth a song of grate- A few butterflies that have passed the inclement
Till eve's mild lustre mingles with her own ul adoration.
season in the chrysalis state, are seen on the wing How fresh the breeze that wafts the rich perfume,
early in May; soon after which the female lays her • Mr. Martyn believes the Martagon, or turncap Lily, And swells the melody of waking birds !
eggs singly on the leaves of nettles. The caterpillar, to have been the Hyacinth of the ancients; and says he The hum of bees beneath the verdant grove,
immediately on being hatched, sews the leaf on which has sometimes seen the dark spots on its petals so run And woodman's song, and low of distant herds ! it finds itself round it like a case; the effect of won- together as to represent the letters AI, forming half the And yet there are some to whom these scenes
derful instinct, to preserve it from a particular name of Ajax, and expressing Apollo's grief for the an give no delight, and who hurry away from all species of Ay called the ichneumon, which otherwise loss of his favourite, who, as well as the hero, was he varieties of rural beauty, to lose their hours and would destroy it, by depositing its eggs in the soft changed into that flower. livert their thoughts by a tavern dinner, the prattle have food as well as shelter, it feeds on the tender
body of the caterpillar. "But, as the caterpillar must r the politics of the day. Such was, by his own part of this covering, till the leaf becomes in too
Fashions for May. onfession, Mr. Boswell, the biographer of Johnson; ruinous a state to be longer inhabited; then crawling nd, according to this honest chronicler's' report, to another, it again wraps itself up; and this haphe Doctor himself was alike insensible to the charms pens till it is nearly full grown, and so much in. pink gause over the satin to correspond; at the bottom
Fancy BALL DRESS. A round dress, composed of f nature. “We walked in the evening (says Bos, creased in size, that one leaf will not serve it both of the skirt is a wreath of full-blown roses, placed at sell) in Greenwich Park. Johnson asked me, I for food and raiment. It therefore becomes more the edge; above this wreath is a row of shells, embis very fine? Having no exquisite relish of the ambitious, and, reaching to the top of the nettle,con- broidered in silver at irregular distances; they are surreauties of nature, and being more delighted with nects several leaves together to make its house and mounted by bouquets of roses, which are also placed he' busy hum of men," I answered, Yes, sir; but supply its appetite: till being at length full grown, il irregularly, with considerable spaces left between.
ENGLISH CARRIAGE DRESS.-High dress of Grora not equal to Fleet-street. Jubnson, 'You are right, that nature directs it to assume before its last
and de-Naples, of pale cerulian blue, with two rows of broad Bir.' I am aware that many of my readers may complete state of existence, which happens in six- silk fringe at the border ; each is headed by a rouleau of ensure my want of taste. Let me, however, shelter teen or twenty days, according to the temperature of by white Satin; triple Castille ruff of Brussels or Urmyself under the authority of a very fashionable the air. Then the ugly deformed caterpillar is Baronet in the brilliant world, who, on his attention tamorphosed into the beautiful butterfly.
ling's lace. being called to the fragrance of a May evening in he country, observed, " This may be very well; but, chaffer or may-bug, and the forest-Ay, which so
Other insects now observed, are field crickets, the or my part, I prefer the smell of a flambeau at the much annoys horses and cattle. The female wasp playhouse !!! n–To such persons, like the lady appears at the latter end of the month. described by Young,
About this time, bees send forth their early swarms of Ulster, he was one evening encountered by a half
As a Scotch Bagpiper was traversing the mountains Green fields, and shady groves, and crystal springs, Nothing can afford greater amusement than to watch starved Irish wolf. In this distress the poor fellow could And larks, and nightingales, are odious things! the members of this industrious community in their think of nothing better than to open his wallet, and But smoke and dust, and noise and crowds delight; daily journies from Aower to flower. We have try the effects of his hospitality ; he did so, and the And to be pressed to death transports her quite :
already given a list of trees, plants, and Aowers, from greedy wolf swallowed every thing that was thrown to Where silv'ry riv'lets play through flow'ry meads, And woodbinesgive their sweets, and limestheir shades, following poetical catalogue is from Dr. Evan's ele- was soon exhausted, and the piper's only resource, was
wbich the bees extract their honey and wax: the him with the greatest voracity. The stock of provisions Black kennels' absent odours she regrets,
try gant poem of the “ Bees." And stops her nose at beds of violets.
sooner heard than he took to the mountains with greater "To meet the sun upon the upland lawn;" to
The past'ral Primrose now, that whilom smiled, precipitation than he had come down. The poor piper watch bis majestic rising from the gilded east; to
Unseen, unscented, thro' the lonely wild,
could not so perfectly enjoy his deliverance, but that,
Swells in full-clustered pride, and boldly vies with an angry look at parting, he shook his head, and contemplate the rosy-fingered morning, opening the
With Polyanthus of unnumbered dies.
said, “ Aye, are these your tricks ? Had I known day apon man; to view the prismatic colours re
Nor less the Violet here delights to shed
your humour, you should have had your music before Hected in the drops of dew; to brush that dew with A richer perfume from a prouder head ;
THE SCOTCH BAGPIPER.
A In a former number of our present volume, we inserted, at the request of a gentleman from abroad, a humourous piece, descriptive of a voyage to India. The following lines were presented to us at the same time, together with a reverse piece, called the “ Pains of the Hookah,” which we shall take an early opportunity of presenting to our readers; and which, we doubt not, will be more to the taste of the fairer portion of them.
THE JOYS OF THE HOOKAH'.
Though some may smoke segar, cheroot,
My Hookah. Whilst slow the pinnace seem'd to glide, Along the Gunga's barren side, What pleasing comfort thou supplied,
My Hookah! And when for weeks no change I've seen, No fertile banks or meadows green, With thee I've ne'er dejected been,
My Hookah. In gloomy jungles, where, alas ! No friend was near to quaff the glass, Still did the hours contented pass,
My Hookah. And if the season bred disease, From stagnant jeels or wither'd trees, Thy smoke dispell’d the noxious breeze,
My Hookah. Expos’d to Sol's meridian power, Or delug'd by the pelting shower, Thou cheer'dst me in the gloomy hour,
My Hookah. In camps where oft untimely fell, The valiant youth by fever's spell, Thy fumes for ever kept me well,
My Hookah. From lengthen'd march the foe to meet, Assail'd by thirst, expos'd to heat, The conflict gain'd! r'a joyful greet
My Hookah, By arduous duty now deprest, My strength exhausted, still no rest, To me thou then wert doubly blest,
My Hookah. Then as I sat beneath a tree, If shade there haply chanc'd to be, I seiz'd thy snake with extasy,
My Hookah And now with evils still more trying,
To grieve for friends, departed, dying, Alas! I often smok'd thee, sighing,
The heart which can refuse a tear
“Redeem mine hours-the space is brief For those who fall in war's career,
While in my glass the sand-grains shiver,
And measureless thy joy or grief,
When Time and Thou must part for ever!"
“ I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's And then resumed thy snake to smoke,
Worrox. My Hookah. Should lovely woman deign partake,
* We give a place to the following humourous aril
cle, from the New Monthly Magazins at ibe esse A whiff or two for smoking's sake, What odour would it give thy snake,
cial request of a very modest friend who sympathis y
most feelingly with the bashful hero of the piece My Hookah !
particularly in the trying quadrille solo. Edit. Ai Not nectar would I wish to sip, Allow'd that blest Munall to grip,
THE COMPLAINT OF“LE CAVALIER SEIZ." Which has been press'd by woman's lip,
SIR,- One of the most pitiable objects in cre! If Hookahs can such pleasure give,
life is a bashful man; mortification is ever at larighet
hand, and ridicule tracks his steps. A wona, bio And smokers can such joys receive,
ever overcome with timidity, looks neithu saudi Oh! let me sinoke thee while I live,
awkward; her fears and tremblings excite interest,
her blushes admiration. Oh! that I had been boca My Hookah.
that privileged sex; or that Nacure, when she gifera
a beard, had given me a proper stock of case and mai NOTES.
rance, by wbich I might support its dignity; Iam fa! # Indian tobacco pipe.
of society; love conversation ; I enjoy dandog: tu Verse 1st, “ Cheroot," an Eisern name for segar.
wherever I go, my confounded sheepishness zacsata 3d, “ Gunga," the native appellation for the Ganges. 5th," Jungle," thick foresis.
me, keeps me in a constant nervous furry, a 6th," Jeel,," large pools formed by the rains; and from furns my very pleasures into pains. The beigbe el a
their stagnant state, rendering the neighbourhood bashful man's ambiti n, when he enters a room
peculiarly unhealthy. 11th, spake,” the name given to the long flexible tube possible, to creep into some obscure corner, and to say
company, is to burry his salutations over as sooo which conveys the smoke. 17th, " Munall,” the part applied to the mouth ; made here, very, quieily, as long as he is permitied. Pat of gold, silver, or agate,
have hated ine officious kindness, wbich makes tirs some old ladies and pert young ones, notice me i B! retirement, and fix the eyes of every soul in the revis
upon me, by fearing I am dull, and asking if I bite THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE.
bien to the Play lately, or seen the new Parutan!
I believe they call this « drawing me out," atd, I dare There's a language that's mute, there's a silence that I wish I could teach them that notice is the very thing
think I ought to be obliged to them for tbeir cait. ! speaks,
I most earnestly desire to avoid There is something that cannot be told,
One unavoidable consequence of my dislike to say: There are words that can only be read on the cheeks,
ting myself forward is, that I am accused of being a
rude and bearish in ny manners. I am never seeds And thoughts but the eyes can unfold.
ently alert in handing old ladies down to dinner, at There's a look so expressive, so timid, so kind,
asking their daughters to drink wine. I never finca So conscious, so quick to impart;
bell, snuff a candle, or carve a chicken, till the office is
forced upon me, and all the merit of the perfornii Though dumb, in an instant it speaks out the mind,
destroyed by my incivility. Then I have a termeria And strikes in an instant the heart.
ing habit of faricying myself the object of gtaa This eloquent silence, this converse of soul,
notice, “the observed of all observers." If an In vain we attempt to suppress ;
giggles, she is laughing at me; if another whisper
she is animadverting upon my words, dress, or to More prompt it appears from the wish to control, haviour; and wben two grave old ladies are di More apt the fond truth to express.
cussing family matters, or a few steady old men shoku
ing their heads over the state of the nation, 109 And oh the delights in the features that shine,
imagine tbat my faults and follies are the occasion : The raptures the bosom that melt,
so many serious looks, so many uplifted eges When, blest with each other, this converse divine
Boileau has said that Is mutually spoken and felt !
Jamais, quoiqu'il fasse, un mortel ici-bas
Ne peut aux yeux du monde éire ce qu'il n'est pas. TIME.
But Boileau is wrong; for I know I am supposed pred by some, cross by others, and silly by ail; and ve: 1
think I may witá truth affirm, that each of these “Why sit'st thou by that ruin'd hall,
charges is false. Thou aged carle, so stern and gray ?
I learned dancing in early youth; and, while country
dances were in fashion, I could join in them with cona Dost thou its former pride recal,
siderable comfort. Long habit had accustomed nie 's Or ponder how it pass'd away?"
the performance; many persons were moving at * “ Know'st thou not me?" the deep voice cried,
same tine, and no extraordinary gr.ce or desterry
was requisite in the dancers. But, alas! peace Cat 2:", “So long enjoy'd, so oft misused ;
and with it my worst enemies--quadrilles. Alternate, in thy fickle pride,
dello sia il giorno, e l'ora, el momento." Gradua'y Desired, neglected, and accused ?
they encroached upon their less elegant predeceso ::
and at length gained complete and exclusive possescho “ Before my breath, like blazing flax,
of the ball-room. Country dances were banished: Man and his marvels pass away,
the kitchen, and I deprived of my favourite amuse diet. And changing empires wane, and wax,
Some of my friends endeavoured to persuade me to
put myself under the tuition of a dancing master, ta Are founded, flourish, and decay.
really this was too much to expect of a shy 1:a
What; skip about a room in broad daylight, turn out | ble into the eight masculine bars. What bounding, | motion went through their assembly, the noise if my toes, and arrange my elbows at command? my what pirouetting, while the body is slightly bent, the their rising up or sitting down could be likened to cheeks are even now cingling at the notion.
arms are a little extended, the face flushed with ex- nothing, except, perhaps, the far-off sullen roaring Last Christmas I was staying at the house of an un. ercise, the eyes flashing triumph! But I do not envy of the illimitable sea, or the rushing of a great cle in the country; my cousins danced quadrilles every these performers their glory, a lurking contempt min: night-wind amongst the boughs of a forest. li was efening, and at length they partly torced, partly, per: ples with the admiration they excite, and if have often the first time ibai I had ever seen a peopled amphiwas only necessary to use my old steps and mind the man, who once said, “'To dance too exquisitely is so theatrı-ay, it was the first time I had ever seen figares. My cousin Ellen, too, one of the loveliest laborious a vanity, that a man ought to be ashamed to any very great multitude of men assembled together, and liveliest of her sex, engaged to be my parener and let the world see, by his dexterity in it, that he has within any fabric of human erection; so that you instructress; and added, in her easy, prightly manner, spent so much time in learning such a trifle.”—These cannot doubt there was, in the scene before me, that she hoped we should dance together in the spring, few wonderful persons excepted, however, I am quite enough to impress my mind with a very serious as we used to do some years ago. This temptation, convinced that the rest of my sex will rejoice in the feeling of astonishment-not to say of veneration.this bribe was irresistible; I suffered her to lead me to permission to assume no more their solitary character. Not less than eighty thousand human beings (fur the set, and I made my debút in quadriile dancing, Many, who move gracefully and easily at other imes, such they told me was the stupendous capacity of My performance, of course, met with most encourag: are but awkward Cavaliers-seuls; not witbstanding an ing praise. I was urged to persevere in my new accom air of indifference, which they attempt to put on, a
the building) were bere met together. Such a mula plishment; and ere I came to town, I gave Ellen a lurking constraint proves them to be uncomfortable, titude can do wbere be regarded, without inspiringe parting promise that I would dance at the first ball to and various are the methods to which they have re
a certain indefinite indefivable sense of majesty; Which I should be invited. I did more than keep my course, in order to pass through the dancing ordeal least of all, when congregated within the wide swerp word I have danced at several; and I do verily be with tolerable credit. Some perform numerous finikin of such a glorious edifice as this, and surroupred on lieve that habit, all-powerful habit, might in time en steps on the sanie spot, while their arms have a kind all sides with every circumstance of ornament and åble me to derive more pleasure than pain froni my of iremulous jerking motion; others move with strag- splendor befitting an everlasting monument of Ro. performance, were it noe for one odions and awful gling strides over the wbole extent of their domair; man victories, the munificence of Roman princer, igure, invented, I suppose, for the peculiar misery of land seem to say, “ you see we are not frightened," and the imperial luxury of universal Rome.' Judge bouest men.
In this cruel quadrille, I am positively but they cannot deceive me, well read as I am in the then, with what eyes of wonder all this was surveyed required to dance (horresco referens, Juring eight entire symptoms of my own disorder. Many have recourse to ars, alone-yes, quite alone; it appears scarcely cre
the tetotum system : some appear quite undecided, and by me, who had but of yesterday, as it were emergent ible, but so it really is. I I am expected to figure away entirely at the mercy of chance; and a few miserable from the solitary stillness of a British valley; who y myself, while no other creature is moving. The creatures positively scand still, cast a few puzzled had been accustomed all my life to consider, as
her actors and actresses in the quadrille have nothing glances around them, as if in ignorance of what ought among the most impressive of buman spectacles, wyd but to stare and to quiz; and three of them are
to be done; then appear to awake from their fit of ab- the casual passages of a few scores of legionaries, e unged in a line opposite to me, in order to look as sence, put on a faint and forced smile, and hurry for-brough some dark'alley of a wood, or awe struck
rmidable as possible. Why, the strougest nerves ward to take their place in the sociable to:r de quatre village of barbarians. Trajan himself was already Wight tremble, the wisest man look silly, the most ele. Upon all these, and upon me above them all, the pub-present, but in no wise, except from the canopy sol appear awkward in such a sicuation; and l-what lication of this letter will confer a considerable favour, uver liis ivory chair, to be distinguished from the suffer is far beyond description; and I am often
as it may, perchance, awaken the compassionate part mpted to exclaim, in the words of one who secm
of the dancing public to a sense of the misery inflicted other Consul that sat over against him."Thave suffered occasionally from my wretched com. upon a few, the discomfort upon many, and awkward
“ The proclamation being repeated a second time, laint, " Thinks I to myself, I wish I was dead and mess upon nearly all, by chat ouious figure-"Le Cava
a door on the right hand of the arena was laid open, iried."
lier seul.” Upon the tender feelings and kind sympa- and a single trompet sounded, as it seemed to me, Let no one suppose that I am inclined to jest upon thies of the ladies, I throw myself and ny companions mournfully, while the gladiators marched in with 1 sufferings. Alas! they are much too serious a in misery; surely' they will not be inexorable to the slow steps, each man nakert, except being girt willa Abject : and I hope I have never made myself an ene petition of those, who thus humbly acknowledge their a cloth about bis iuins; bearing on his left arm a ly whose rancour must nue subside into pity, when power, and intreat their society; who have a mortal anbeholds me preparing to submit to that tremendoustipathy to being single, even for three minutes; and suspended by a cord around his neck.
small buckler, and having a short straight sword nteuce « Le Cavalier Seul en avant deux fois.” Move who feel the want of the grace of woman's presence,
They Duust; to stand still would be so ridiculous ; but the comfort of woman's support, even through eight marched, as I have said, slowly and steadily; so y feet seem tied together-overy action is tremulou bars of a quadrille.
that the whole assembly had full leisure to contemid indecisivi -my ear no longer catches the tune
With every feeling of respect I am,
plate the forms of the men: while those who were, y eyes refuse to quit the ground-my checks redden
and fear I always shall remain, or who imagined themselves to be skilled in the to flames-nd, 'afer the dreadful task is over, I
your obedient servant,
business of the arena, were fixing, in their own dey I read derision in every countenance, and en.
A BASHFUL MAN. minds, on such as they thought most likely to be avour, in vain, co bide myself from the finger of
victorious, and laying wagers concerning their örn. Once, in despair, I wrote to my cousin Ellen,
chance of success, with as much unconcern as if ked my distress, and asked her advice. With her gal kindness she sent me an immediate answer, and
they had been contemplating so many irrational tected me, when I nox danced my solo, to turn EXTRACTS FROM “VALERIUS; A ROMAN animal-, or rather indeed, I should say, so mauy and several times. At first I found this an excellent
sepseless pieces of ingenious mechanism. The wide
STORY." mm; I had some definite niode of action, and I thought
diversity of coniplexion and feature exbibited among at the whirling motion had a sort of pumbing ef.
these devoted athletes, afforded at once a majestic it, which deadened the acuteness of my feelings.u alas ! I am afraid lexceeded Ellen's instructions, the finer order, is a production of classical intel-rible one of the purposes to which tbat wide sway
Valerius, a tale evidently written by a hand of idea of the extent of the Roman empire, and a terdturned too ofisn, for i certainly used to feel very
had been too often made subservient. The beauti. Idy; and one evening I heard a lady whisper, the ligence. The scene is laid in Rome, in the reign of. ful Greek, with a counteoance of noble serenity,
d'" tetotum” to my partner, which put a speedy Trajan; and the most interesting parts of the story and limbs after which the sculptors of his country
bearded savage, whose gigantic muscles had been
Arabs, and curled Ethiopians were there, with the ake up his mind to dance a hornpipe. From the ob- the main feature being its attempt to familiarize shade of swarthiness upon their skins. Nor did our tvations I have made, I am convinced that nine men it of ten would rejoice in the demise of that unnatu- us with Roman inangers at the close of the first own remote island want ber representatives in the Icharacter " Le Cavalier seus"-And unnatural he century. His approach to, and first morning view of deadly procession, for I saw among the armed mulbe; and when they persevere in opposing their Rome, are superb descriptions : but the account of ings of more peculiar interest) two or three gaunt nper destiny, they generally become absurd or un- an exhibition of combats at the amphitheatre fur-barbarians, whose breasts and shoulders bore un. ppy: Yet some an imalies there are in a ball-room, nishes us with the most continuous example of couth marks of blue and purple, so vivid in the in life, and instances are to be found of bachelors id of Cavaliers-seuls, who appear to take pleasure in powerful writing.
tints, that I thought many months could not have leir solitude. I have seen dancers who would regret
elapsed since they must have been waidering in share their glory with another pair of feet, and who
wild freedom along the native ridges of some Silue all animation and delight at that identical period,
rian or Caledonian forest. As they moved round id in those very circumstances, which to me are so
the arena, some of tbese men were saluted by tbe spalling. Heavens! bow they will skip and fly "Such was the coormous crowd of human beings, wbole multitude with noisy acclamations, io token, sout, as if anxious to crowd as many capers as possi.' high and low, assembled therein, that when any I supposed, of the approbation wherewith the feals.
of some former festival bad deserved to be remem- an ivy garland, was carried in procession around the bered. On the appearance of others, groans and arena by certaio young men, who leaped down for
Scientific Records. hisses were beard from some parts of the amphi-that purpose from the midst of the assembly. In theatre, mixed with contending cheers and buzzas the mean time, those bat bad the care of such (Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Impron from others of the spectators. But by far the things, dragged away, with a filthy book, the corpse
ments in Science or Art; including, occasia ally, greater part were suffered to pass on ia silence; of him that had been slaid; and then raking up ihe
singular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, this being in all likelihood the first; alas! who sand over the blood that had fallen from him, pre
Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mine could tell whether it might not also be the last day pared the place, with 'indifferent countenances, for
ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natura of their sharing in that fearful exhibition !
History, Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; to * some other cruel tragedy of the same kind, while “ Their masters paired them shortly, and in suc- all around me, the spectators were seen rising
continued in a Series through the Volume) cession they began to make proof of their fatal skill. from their places and saluting each other; and there
EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES. At first, Scythian was matched against Scythian was a buzz of talking as universal as the silence Greek against Greek-Ethiopian against Ethiopian bad been during the combat; some speaking of it, At the recent private view of M. Belzoni's Expp -Spaniard against Spaniard : and I saw the sand and paying and receiving money lost and won upon tian tombs, preparatory to their public exhibitat, dyed beneath their feet with blood streaming from its issue; some already laughing merrily, and dis. a number of the most celebrated connoisseun ani the wounds of kindred haods.- But these combats, coursing concerning other matters, even as if no- travelers were present, and nothing could surpan although abundantly bloody and terrible, were re thing uncommon had been witnessed; while others the enthusiasm which was expressed by tbese te garded only as preludes to the serious business of again appeared to be entirely occupied with the had examined the monuments that have been geze the day, which consisted of duels between Europeans martial music which ever struck up majestically at rally visited in Egypt, but which came so far shart on one side, and Africans on the otber; wherein it was such pauses in the course of the cruel exhibition; of the Royal tombs at Thebes as to admit of n the well-nigh intransgressible law of the amphithe-some, beating time upon the benches before them; comparison. It would be impossible, by any der atre, that at least one out of every pair of combatants others, lightly joining their voices in unison with scription, to give our readers an adequate idee u should die on the arena before the eyes of the mul the proud notes of the trumpets and clarions." this curious work, which is a fac simile of the com titude. Instead of shrinking from the more despe
ginal, and which can only be duly appreciated by rate brutalities of these latter conflicts, the almost
being seen. The Exhibition consists of two divi certainty of their fatal termination seemed only to make the assembly gaze on them with a more in
sions. The first displays two large rooms in the Literature, Criticism, &c.
sepulchre, exactly as they appeared to M. Belawi tense curiosity, and a more inhuman measure of
on entering them. The other part exhibits, on : delight. Methinks I feel as if it were but of yester. LORD BYRON ON THE BRITISH DRAMA.
scale of two incles to a foot, the whole partage day, when,--sickened with the protracted terrors
made by Belzoni from his entrance to the remetest of a conflict, that seemed as if it were never to have
apartment, where he found the semi-transparent an end, although both the combatants were already covered all over with hideous gashes,-1 at last In a note to the preface to his tragedy, bis Lordship sarcophagus deposited at the Museum. A colle
tion of curiosities drawn from the different diminimas bowed down my head, and clasped my hands upon says:
of the tomb is added; they consist of calcareous est my eyes, to save them from the torture of gazing
« While I was in the sub-committee of Drury-lane porcelain idols, fragments of rude sculpture, som thereon farther." Theatre, I can vouch for my colleagues, and I hope coarse bead female ornaments, mummies
, jar ) “At that instant all were silent, in the contem- for myself, that we did our best to bring back the legi- which their howels have been deposited, scraps
st plation of the breathless strife; insomuch, that a timate drama. I tried what I could to get " De Mont- monumental inscriptions, and coins. groan, the first that had escaped from either of the fore” revived; but in vain : and equally in vain in fa- desirable that the model of the whole Tomo
M. Belzoni observes, that it would have been combatants, although low and reluctant, and half- vour of Sotheby's “ Ivan,” which was thought an should
be the first object to present itself to the cene , hush of the assembly, and being constrained thereby acting play: and I endeavoured also
to wake Mr. of the spectator ; but since the local circumstas to turn mine eyes once more downwards, I bebeld Coleridge to write a tragedy. Those who are not in ces are such as to render that atsangement in that, at length, one of the two had received the the secret will hardly believe that the “ School for practicable, it is recommended to begin witb the sword of his adversary quite through his body, and Scandal” is the play which has brought least money, examination of the farthest of the iwo chamber had suok before him upon the sand. A beautiful averaging the number of times which it has been acted This was the room in which M. Belzoui found by young man was he that had received this harm, with since its production ; so Manager Dibdin assured me.
self, after he had passed through the small aperture fair hair, clustered with glossy ringlets upon his of what has occurred since Maturin's Bertram,” i in the painted wall, spoken of before, and people neck and brows; but the sickness of his wound was already visible on his drooping eyelids, and his lips
am not aware; so that I may be traducing, through ig- lis dimensions are 27 feet 6 inches by 25 feet bu were pale, as if the blood had rushed from them to norance, some excellent new writers; if so, I beg inches; and the pillars are four feet square
. Iwan the untimely outlet. Nevertheless, the Moorish their pardon. I have been absent from England nearly diately in front of the door, as you enter, is like gladiator, who had fought with him, had drawn five years ; and, till last year, I never read an English finest painted groupe of the whole sepulchre, forth again his weapon, and stood there, awaiting newspaper since my departure, and am now only aware sisting of four figures, and representing the meaning in silence the decision of the multitude , whether of theatrical matters through the medium of the Pa- tion of some distinguished personage
, by Cortina in removing him from the arena, il perchance the risian Gazette of Galigani, and only for the last twelve the subject of this groupe will serve as a spectant blood might be stopped from Aowing, and some months. Let me, then, deprecate all offence to tragic of the manner in wbich these curious pictures bar hope of recovery even yet extended to him. Here- or comic writers, to whom I wish well, and of whom heen interpreted by the eminent scholar to bom upon there arose, on the instant, a foud voice of I know nothing. The long complaints of the actual is indebted for the Appendix to the second editar: contention; and it seemed to me as if the wounded state of the drama arise, however, from no fault of of bis Travels :man regarded the multitude with a proud, and the performers. I can conceive nothing better than
“ Osiris is seated on bis Throne of State, &c? withal a contemptuous glance; being aware, without Kemble, Cooke, and Kean, in their very different ported by pillars or feet; be holds book en even had that been
freely vouchsafed to him, it was in some parts of tragedy. Miss O'Neill I never saw; the Egyptian Apollo, Arueris, who has the best deserve their compassion, but aware
, moreover, that manners; or than Elliston, in gentleman's comedy, and with his name on his belt, is presented to bir their faces, it may be, and ihe loudness of their which should divide or disturb my recollection of Sid. the Goddess Buto, with a cage and a bird over het cries
, were a sorrow to him, and filled his dying dons. Siddons and Kemble were the ideal of tragic according to the Egyptian mythology, she met breast with loathing. Whether
or not the haughti- action ; I never saw any thing at all resembling them ourse of the children of Osiris and losisi Teles ness of his countenance had been observed by thein
even in person ; for this reason, we shall never see with displeasure, I cannot say; but so it was, that those who had cried out to give a chance of reco. again Coriolanus or Macbeth. When Kean is blamed says, was the usual colour of his attire, this
sometimes it was black. very, were speedily silent; and the Emperor looking for want of dignity, we should remember that it is a
“ The whole tablet is surmounted by the way around, and seeing all the thumbs turned down grace, and not an art; and not to be attained by study / globe, accompanied by the inscription obiet wards (for that, you know, is the signal of death,) in all not supernatural parts, he is perfect ; even bis scarcely ever wanting when this tutelare och kan was constrained to give the sign, and forth with the very defects belong, or seem to belongs to the parts introduced, whose name seems to be indicates that young man receiving again without a struggle the themselves, and appear truer to nature. But of Mr. bent bar, with a hand. The other character perten forth his life, and lay atretched out in his blood Kemble we may
living unalterable, reigning, and ministering. upon the place of guilt. With that a joyous cla- the Cardinal de Retz said of the Marquis of Montrose,
“ But the most remarkable feature of the usual mour was uplifted by many of those that looked that he was the only man he ever saw who reminded embellishments of the catacomb, consists of a upon it; and ihe victorious Moor being crowned with him of the heroes of Plutarch."
cession of captives, which will be seen on the i
immediately as you enter the chamber on the lower in the year 1220, with a view to prevent the future por drink in the garrison, but only a piece of a turtier, or compartment of the wall. Before a hawk-inroads of the Welch, who, he then found, had taken key pie, two biscuits, and a live peacock and peaheaded divinity, are four red men, with white kir- advantage of his absence to enter and lay waste bis hen." After this last struggle, Beeston was distles; then four white meo, with thick black beards, territories. In the architecture of the structure mantled, and bas ever since remained in ruins. and with a simple white fillet round their black there is, according to Amerod, considerable resemhair, wearing striped and fringed kirtles; before blance to the walls of Constantinople; which ciri bese are four negroes, with hair of different colours, cumstance, considering the preponderance of East- Correspondence. searing large circular ear-rings, having white petti ern scenes in the imagination of the founder, as it coats supported by a belt over the shoulder; and is not to be wondered at, so it tends to confirm the
TO THE EDITOR. text in order, march four white men with smaller account we have received of its origin. Tradition wards and curled whiskers, bearing double spread asserts another story respecting its foundation, which ng plumes on their heads, tattooed, and wearing is not altogether so probable. Earl Randle's mind, SIR, --I am sure that all, for whom the interesting obes, or matles, spotted like the skins of wild it is reported, was undetermined as to the site of study of Coins has any charms, must be gratified w keasts. Now M. Belzoni is disposed to consider bis intended castle, and he rode thrice in the same see ibat for some time you bave allotted a part of be red men as Egyptians, the black-bearded men day between the hills of Beeston and Helsby before the Kaleidoscope lo essays on so amusing, and I us Jers, and the tattooed as Persiaus; and these his choice was decided in favour of the former. may say classical a subject. But I feel sorry that vajectures seem to accord remarkably well with If it was his desigu, in building it, to check the in- your correspondent should have passed over, in a he history of the times concerned: for Necho, the cursions of the Welch, it is not likely he would inavner so completely exclusive, all the coins of our ather of Psammis, whose torb this is supposed to long hesitate which of these two places to choose. native country. Though the earlier ages of the 6, is known, both from sacred history and from In the year 1236 the charge of maintaining Beeston British Empire have produced no specimens of art terodotus, to have bad wars with the Jews, and Castle was committed to Henry de Aubley, Hugh worthy a place in the cabinet on account of their with the Babylonians; and Herodotus mentions his le Despencer, and Stephen de Legrave; and io 1256 elegance, yet an Englishman is animated with a xpedition against the Etbiopians.”
Fulhe de Oneby was appointed to govern it. After feeling of pleasure on the contemplation of any Such an exhibition is really a most important ac- the battle of Evesham, in 1265, James de Audley thiug connected with the antiquities of his own land. aisitiou to the world of science. It is so interest. and Brian de St. Pierre took possession of Beeston Who can view a coin of our Henries or Edwards & in its oature, and so perfect in its execution : it for the King; and immediately after the battle, without a sense of exultation in the remembrance of ands so solitary and unequaled, that we should be Prince Edward marched into it, carrying with him, the proudest period of Britain's glory? The meek appy to see this country appropriate it to herself. as prisoners in his train, Humphrey de Bobun, and Christian like countenance of our Sixth Edward We do not approve of the principle of taxing the Henry de Hastings, and Guy de Mon-fort. In the inspires us with regret for the premature fate of so ass of the people for the acquisition of objects rebellion raised by the Earl of Lancaster against promising a branch of the stock of English mobich are solely matters of curiosity to the learned; the King, in 1312, the garrison of Beeston was narchs. Mary's gloomy visage tells of bigotry and at there is, we hope, euough of liberality among the intrusted to the command of Robert de Holland; superstition; while in the majestic Elizabeth we see ealthy patrons of enterprise and research, to place and in 1333 it came into the hands of Edward the all those traits so admirably delineated by the author is work out of the reach of accident, and to renowned Black Prince, by grant from the King his uf Kenilworth. In short, on the sight of a collection ford a recompense to M. Belzoni-somew bat ap- father. That unfortunate mopareh, Richard' the of British coins, Fancy transports us unto days that vaching to an adequate one, for his almost heroic Second, in the year 1399 put into Beeston a garri. are gone, and places us in scenes, of which the reudertaking.
son of 100 men, and well supplied it with victuals; membrance is now all that remains;
" and the heart runs o'er
“ With silent worship of the great of old." of 200,000 marks, which he carried away with him to If there few remarks are thought deserving of a A reply to a correspondent in a late number of the Chester. Besides the treasure which thus fell into corner in ibe Kuleidoscope, I shall be happy to con. Kaleidoscope.)
the hands of the conqueror, a great store of valuables tinue the subject, and supply a few letters on the The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal recommends is reported to bave been thrown by the garrison study of British Coins.
COCCIENSIS. e following method for the preservation of eggs, into the draw wells of the castle. After the con: ther for zoological or economical purposes : “ Var-clusion of the peace between King Henry. The Sixth sh them with gum arabic, and then imbed tbem in and his successor, Beeston was delivered up to the anded charcoal. The gum arabic is preferable to Duke of York; and from that time we find no no
THE YOUNG OBSERVER. rnishi, because it is readily removed by washing tice taken of it till the breaking out of the grand water; and the charcoal is essential for maintain. rebellion, when, having fallen into great decay, it was 3 an uniforinity of temperature round the eggs, repaired and taken possession of by a party of Partransporting them tlarough different climates." liamentarians, on the 21st of February, 1643. On
TO THE EDITOR. A correspondent recommends them to be placed the 13th of December, 1643, it was wrested from their ends when prepared as above, and the box their hands by Capt. Sandford with a detachment of * Facilia curvis rigidi censura cachismi."-Juvi barrel in which they are packed frequently turned firelocks; who, having scaled the rock on the steepest side dowo. By this means the yoke maintains its side, and entered the fortress through a window of the atral position : when it comes by its weight to be keep, which looks to the north, and is still shown to mankind closely will infallibly prove either weeping
SIR, -It has been held by some, that those who view ise upou oue side of the shell, the egg will begin strangers, took the place by surprise. The affair, spoil.
however, was not without suspicion of treachery; or laughing philosophers, according as the bias of their and accordingly Captain Steel, the governor, was minds may incline to satire or melancholy; in short,
tried, condemned, and executed for his conduct; an attentive observer must be either a Democrisps or Antiquities.
though Burghall, whose testimony is that of one not Heraclitus..
predisposed to favour Steel, acquits him of all share SHORT SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF in the guilt of the transaction, bit says his men this position, but observe, en passant, how many more
I shall not waste my time in endeavouring to refute BEESTON CASTLE,
were not to be relied ou. Steel and his men were
permitted, after the surrender, to march to Nantwich. individuals we meet with, who resemble the formes Sir,—Io answer to your correspondeut's inquiry After the lapse of a year, the Parliament forces sat rather than the latter sage. ter a history of Beeston Castle, believe I may
down and invested Beestoo; but holding out till All can laugh, but very few can time their laughter.
the 17th of March following, it was then relieved by The rustic, in the fable, knew tlíat Jupiter had the. y none has ever been published; at least, such was the King's two nephews, the Princes Rupert and worst of the argument when he saw him grasp his ic answer I received to similar inquiries made Maurice. Not many weeks afterwards, the Parlia- thunderbolt; and in like manner, the man who laughs hen I visited that place several years ago. If the ment party again sat down before it, and had made
to show bis superiority, confesses that of his rival. Jemorandums which I then collected (chiefly Iconsiderable progress with their works and en
I have been led into this train of thought by having wuk from the History of Cheshire) and which 1) with a large force, once more induced them to aban-observed, with much regret, a propensity, in a very ave now transcribed and sent you, should be of don it. From this time it continued unmolested, worthy friend of mine, to smile contemptuously at hy use, they are much at your service.
until the superiority gained by the Parliameut party whatever he does not understand. This, certainly, is A READER OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE.
in the battle of Rowton heatlı inspired them with not so annoying in him as it might be in a person of Warrington, April 20, 1821.
fresh hopes of taking Beeston. Accordingly, it was then
invested, and finally with success; being surrendered less capacity aod attainments; for it fortunately hapBeeston Castle was built by Randle Blundell, months'duration, on the 16th of Nov. 1646; at which ject. Still, as he is a constant reader of your Kaleidoa
to Sir W. Brereton, after a siege of nearly twelve pens that he has a very fair knowledge of every subcarl of Chester, on his return from the Holy Laad, time there was, says a eotemporary, “neither meat I scope, I hope this paper may not escape bis notice; for