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Or if, by chance, you sit between Two hookahs, neither of them clean, Enough to give a man the spleen,
My Hookah. Let those, who find they have the leisure, Enjoy the cloudy bubbling pleasure, For me, I cannot see the treasure
NOTES: Verse 10.-Gools. Round balls formed of rice and charcoal, made up very hard, and used above th tobacco to keep it lighted. 13.-Chillum. The name given to the preparation used for
the hookah. Those who are go
to great expense in preparing chillums. Tobacco,
rose-water, spices, almonds, &c. are used.
THEE, THEE, ONLY THEE! [From the 8th number of Moore's Melodies.]
The dawning of morn, the daylight's sinking, The night's long hours still find me thinking Of thee, thee, only thee, When friends are met, and goblet's crowned, And smiles are near that once enchanted, Unreach'd by all that sunshine round,
My soul, like some dark spot, is haunted By thee, thee, only thee. Whatever in fame's high path could waken My spirit once, is now forsaken,
For thee, thee, only thee. Like shores, by which some headlong bark To the ocean hurries, resting never; Life's scenes go by me, bright or dark, I know not, heed not, hastening ever To thee, thee, only thee.
I have not a joy but of thy bringing,
THE TEAR OF GRATITUDE.
There is a gem more pearly bright,
Than love's sweet star, whose mellow light
A liquid pearl that glitters where
A richer gem than monarchs wear, The tear of gratitude.
But ne'er shall narrow love of self,
Nor can the sordid slave of pelf
But ye, who soothe the widow's woe, And give the orphan food,
For you this liquid pearl shall flow, The tear of gratitude.
Ye, who but slake an infant's thirst
Or proffer Penury a crust,
The sweet reward may claim:
"Then while you rove life's sunny banks, "With sweetest flow'rets strewed, "Still may you claim the widow's thanks, "The orphan's gratitude."
"I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff." WOTTON..
CAPTAIN PARRY'S VOYAGE TO THE ARCTIC REGIONS.
Captain Parry's account of the late Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, has just been published. We present our readers with the following interesting facts connected with the arrival of the vessels in in the Polar Sea, and of the manners and customs of some of the inhabitants of those regions:
On the 1st of August Captain Parry entered Lan caster's Sound, which has obtained much celebrity from the very opposite opinions which have been held with regard to it. To him it was particularly interesting, as being the point to which his instruc tions more particularly directed his attention. Os the 2nd, they sounded with the deep-sea clamms, and found 1050 fathoms by the line; bat as, where the soundings exceed five or six bundred fathons, there is some uncertainty, Captain Parry supposes the actual depth to have been from eight to nine hundred fathoms. Sir George Hope's Monument, which had been thought an island in the former voyage, was now discovered to be a dark-looking and conspicuous hill on the main land. On the 30th, the Hecla had gained somewhat on the Griper, and was in lat. 74 deg. 25 min. 31 sec.; long. 80 deg.
64 min. 30 sec.
On the following day they came near two inlets, in lat. 74 deg. 15 min. 53 sec. N.; long. 86 deg.30 min. 30 sec.; these they named Burnet's Inlet and Strattou Inlet. The cliffs on this part of the coast present a singular appearance, being stratified hori zontally, and having a number of regular projecting masses of rock, broad at the bottom, and com
a point at the top, resembling so many buttresses raised by art at equal intervals. Some islands, to which the name of Prince Leopold was given, were also stratified horizontally, but without the buttresslike projections.
From the time that Captain Parry first entered Lancaster Sound, the sluggishness of the compasses, as well as the amount of their irregularity, had been found to increase rapidly, though uniformly. The irregularity became more and more obvious as they advanced to the southward. By observation, ther found that when the true course of the Hecia was about S. S. W. the binnacle and azimuth compasses at the same time agreed in showing N.N.W.W making the variation to be allowed on that cour eleven points aud a half westerly. It was evident, therefore, that a very material change had taken place in the dip or the variation, or in both these phenomena, which rendered it probable that they were making a very near approach to the magne pole.
"We now, therefore," says Captain Parry, nessed, for the first time, the curious phenom
The whole encampment appeared to have been deserted for several years; but very recent traces of the rein-deer and the musk-ox were seen in many places.
and the crews landed on the largest of a group of
of the directive power of the needle becoming so in diameter; the broad flat sides of the stones weak, as to be completely overcome by the attraction standing vertically, and the whole structure, if such of the ship; so that the needle might now be pro-it may be called, being exactly similar to that of the perly said to point to the north pole of the ship. It summer buts of the Esquimaux, which had been was only, however, in those compasses in which the seen at Hare Island the preceding year. Attached lightness of the cards, and great delicacy in the to each of them was a small circle, generally four suspension, had been particularly attended to, that or five feet in diameter, which had probably been even this degree of uniformity prevailed; for, in the the fire-place." heavier cards, the friction upon the points of suspension was much too great to, be overcome even by the ship's attraction, and they consequently re mained indifferently in any position in which they happened to be placed. For the purposes of navi- On the 2d of September a star was seen, being gation, therefore, the compasses were from this time the first that had been visible for more than two no longer consulted; and, in a few days afterwards, mouths. Two days afterwards, namely, on the 4th, the binnacles were removed as useless lumber, from at a quarter past nine, P. M. the ships crossed the the deck to the carpenter's store-room, where they meredian of 110 deg. west from Greenwich, in the remaine during the rest of the season, the azimuth latitude of 74 deg. 44 min. 20 sec. by which they compass alone being kept on deck, for the purpose were entitled to the reward of £5000. In order to of watching any changes which might take place commemorate the event, a bluff headland, which they in the directive power of the needle: and the true had just passed, was called Bounty Cape. On the courses and direction of the wind were in future following day they dropped anchor, for the first noted in the log-book, as obtained to the nearest time since quitting the English coast, in a roadstead, quarter-point, when the sun was visible, by the azi-which was called the Bay of the Hecla and Griper, muth of that object and the apparent time." On the following day (the 8th of August) the directive power of the magnet seemed to be weaker than ever; for the North Pole of the needle, in Captain Kater's steering compass, in which the friction is almost entirely removed by a thread suspension, was observed to point steadily towards the ship's head, in whatever direction the latter was placed. An accidental circumstance convinced Captain Parry that there was no current setting constantly in one direction. A small piece of wood was picked up, which appeared to have been the end of a boat's yard, and which caused sundry amusing speculations among the gentlemen on board, who "As I had purchased one of their canoes, a boat felt rather mortified to think that a ship had been was sent to land its late owner, as only one person "At six in the evening, being near the outermost can sit in each. there before them; and that, therefore, they were of the islands, with which we afterwards found this going on shore the canoes could beat our boat very Mr. Palmer informed me, that in not entitled to the honour of the first discovery. inlet to be studded, we observed four canoes pad- much in rowing, whenever the Esquimaux chose to A stop was suddenly put to this and other ingenious dling towards the ship. They approached with exert themselves, but they kept close to her the inductions, by the information of one of the seamen great confidence, and came alongside without the whole way. During the time they were on board, who said that he dropped it out of his boat a fort-dling towards us, and indeed before we could plainly certain of our words; and, while going on shore, least appearance of fear or suspicion. While pad- we had observed in them a great aptness for imitating night before. perceive their canoes, they continued to vociferate they took a particular liking to the expression of The vessels continued their progress; and several loudly; but nothing like a song, nor even any arti-Hurra, give way! which they heard Mr. Palmer bays, capes, and headlands were discovered, and culate sound, which can be expressed by words, use to the boat's crew, and which they frequently could be distinguished. Their canoes were taken imitated, to the great amusement of all parties. received names by the voyagers. On the 22ud, they on board by their own desire, plainly intimated by had a clear and extensive view to the northward, free signs, and with their assistance, and they at once of whom the first interview had given us a favourable "Being desirous of seeing more of these people, from ice; and they now felt that they had actually came up the side without hesitation. These people impression, I determined to lie-to during the night, entered the Polar Sea. The magnificent opening, consisted of an old man, apparently much above and to take the ships higher up the inlet on the fol through which their passage had been effected, from sixty, and three younger, from nineteen to thirty lowing day. Mr. Bell came on board from the years of age. As soon as they came on deck, their Friendship in the evening, and, after repeating his Baffin's Bay to a channel dignified with the uame vociferations seemed to increase with their astonish- offers of assistance, communicated to us many of Wellington, was called Barrow's Straits, after thement, and, I may add, their pleasure; for the re-events of a public nature, which could not but be Secretary of the Admiralty. ception they met with, seemed to create no less joy extremely interesting to us, after a complete secluthan surprise. Whenever they received a present, sion from the rest of the world for a period of 17 In latitude 75 deg. 3 min. 12 sec.; long. 103 deg, or were shown any thing which excited fresh admi- months. The temperature of the sea at the bottom, 44 min. 37 sec. an island was discovered, and Cap-ration, they expressed their delight by loud and in 195 fathoms, was 31 deg. and at the depth of 76 tain Sabine, with two other officers, landed on it near repeated ejaculations, which they sometimes con- fathomis, 31 deg. 3m.; that of the surface water bethe east point, which was called Cape Gillman. The tinued till they were quite hoarse, and out of breathing 33 deg. and of the atmosphere, 32 deg. gentlemen reported, on their return, that "the re- their satisfaction was accompanied by a jumping, night was succeeded by a breeze from the westward with the exertion. This noisy mode of expressing "The calm weather which prevailed during the mains of Esquimaux habitations were found in four which continued for a minute or more, according to on the morning of the 7th, of which advantage was different places. Six of these, which Capt. Sabine the degree of the passion which excited it; and the immediately taken to beat up the inlet, which proved had an opportunity of examining, and which are bodily powers of the person who exercised it; the a very extensive one, and of which a particular situated on a level sandy bank, at the side of a small old man being rather too infirm, but still doing his chart is annexed. The sun did not break through utmost to go through the performance. the clouds till half-after seven, when the expected ravine near the sea, are described by him as consisteclipse was found to have commenced, and I detering of stones rudely placed in a circular or rather mined to land, with Captain Sabine, upon the nearelliptical form. They were from seven to ten feet est island, in order to observe the end of it, as well
[From the same.]
"After some time passed on deck, during which a few skins and ivory knives were bought from them, they were taken down into the cabin. The younger
ACCOUNT OF SOME ESQUIMAUX IN THE
ones received the proposal to descend somewhat reluctantly, till they saw that their old companion was willing to show them the example, and they then followed without fear. We had soon occasion
to remark that they were much better behaved people than the Esquimaux who had visited our ships in 1818, on the north eastern coast of Baffin's Bay. Although we were much at a loss for an interpreter, we had no great difficulty in making the old man understand, by showing him an engraved portrait of an Esquimaux, that Lieutenant Beechey was desirous of making a similar drawing of him. and sat for more than an hour with very tolerable He was accordingly placed on a stool near the fire, composure and steadiness, considering that a barter for their clothes, spears, and whalebone, was going on at the same time near him. He was indeed kept quiet by the presents which were given him from impatient to move, I endeavoured to remind him time to time; and when this failed, and he became that we wished him to keep his position, by placing my hands before me, holding up my head, and assuming a grave and demure look. We now found very good natured and obliging man; for, whenever that the old gentleman was a mimic, as well as a I did this, he always imitated me in such a manner as to create considerable diversion among his own people, as well as ours, and then very quietly kept other three stood behind him bartering their comhis seat. While he was sitting for his picture, the modities with great honesty, but in a manner which showed them to be no strangers to traffic. If, for instance, a knife was offered for any article, they were determined to give no higher price, and then at would hesitate for a short time, till they saw we once they consented to the exchange. In this case, as well as when any thing was presented to them, they immediately licked it twice with their tongues; after which, they seemed to consider the bargain satisfactorily concluded. The youngest of the party very modestly kept behind the others; and before he was observed to do so, missed several presents, which his less diffident, though not importunate companions had received. As the night closed in, they became desirous to depart; and they left us before dark, highly delighted with their visit.
as to obtain the other usual observations, together with angles for the survey. At ten minutes past eight the sun became again obscured, and was not visible till twenty minutes past nine, when we had landed, and were prepared with our glasses, but were disappointed, in finding that the eclipse was
fully steadied it alongside the rock, till he had safely
"As soon as we commenced rowing, the Esqui-
"Soon after we had landed, the old Esquimaux and one of his younger companions, paddled over from the main land, and joined us upon the island. They brought with them, as before, some pieces of whalebone and seal-skin dresses, which were soon disposed of, great care being taken by them not to produce more than one article at a time; returning to their canoes, which were at a little distance from our boat, after the purchase of each of their commodities, till their little stock was exhausted. Considering it desirable to keep up among them the ideas "The two Esquimaux tents, which we were now of fair and honest exchange, which they already going to visit, were situated just within a low point seemed to possess in no ordinary degree, I did not of land, forming the eastern side of the entrance to a permit them receive any thing as presents, till all considerable branch of the inlet, extending some their commodities bad been regularly bought. distance to the northward. The situation is warm While we were waiting to obtain the sun's meridian and pleasant, having a south-westerly aspect, and (9.) Blair does not merit this contemptuous menaltitude, they amused themselves in the most good-being in every respect well adapted for the convention. He was left, with a very inadequate force, at natured and cheerful manner with the boat's crew; ent residence of these poor people. We landed Wigan, whilst Lord Derby marched his best troops, and Lieutenant Hoppner, who, with Mr. Beverley, opposite the point, and walked over to the tents, with the exception of scanty garrisons, placed in the had joined us in the Griper's boat, took this oppor- sending our boats, accompanied by the two canoes, shire. Seaton immediately detached a party (anzious remote castles of Hornby and Thursland, into York. tunity of making a drawing of the young man. It round the point to meet us. As soon as we came to recommend themselves to the Lord, yet not despise required, however, some show of authority, as well in sight of the tents, every living animal there, men, ing the more tangible benefits which the "plundrig as some occasional rewards, to keep him quietly women, children, and dogs, were in motion; the lat- of a wealthy town might afford) against Wigan. An seated on the rock, for a time sufficient for this ter to the top of the hills out of our way, and the gier speaks of this town as impregnable; but the for purpose; the inclination they have to jump about, rest to meet us with loud and continued shouting; tifications (if gates, posts, and chains, in which the art when much pleased, rendered it a penalty of no the word pilletay (give me) being the only articulate dealt at that period, deserve the name) were not put trifling nature for them to sit still for half an hour sound we could distinguish amidst the general up. down until long after, in Tyldesley's time. When this together. To show their disposition to do us what roar. Besides the four men, whom we had already mighty triumph of the Parliament party is examined, little service was in their power, he afterwards em-seen, there were four women, one of whom being there will be found little cause for the irritation Halployed himself in sharpening the seamens' knives, about the same age as the old man, was probably his possessed themselves of the town for a few hours only, sall manifests. The Bolton soldiers appear to have which he did with great expertness on any flat wife; the others were about 30, 22, and 18 years and that after a severe conflict. The return of night smooth stone, returning each, as soon as finished, to of age. The first two of these, whom we supposed brought back the Royalists, who quietly took posses its proper owner, and then making signs for another, to be married to the two oldest of the young men, sion of what the enemy had spared. In June, 1654, which he sharpened and returned in the same way, had infants slung in a kind of bag at their backs, Alex. Blair was imprisoned at London, for assisting without any attempt, and apparently without the much in the same way as gypsies are accustomed to in Gerard's conspiracy, as also was Humphry Baggusmallest desire, to detain it. The old man was carry their children. There were also seven chil-ley, the person who attended Lord Derby at his exeextremely inquisitive, and directed his attention to dren, from twelve to three years of age, besides the cution; and whose affecting narrative of his Lord's last those things which appeared useful, rather than to two infants in arms, or rather behind the mothers' moments has been often published. those which were merely amusing. An instance of this backs; and the woman of thirty was with child. occurred on my ordering a tin canister of preserved "We began, as before, by buying whatever they meat to be opened for the boats' crews' dinner. The had to dispose of, giving in exchange knives, axes, old man was sitting on the rock, attentively watch-brass-kettles, needles, and other useful articles, and ing the operation, which was performed with an axe then added such presents as might be further serstruck by a mallet, when one of the men came up to viceable to them. From the first moment of our us with a looking-glass. I held it up to each of the arrival until we left them, or rather until we had Esquimaux, who had also seen one on the preceding nothing left to give, the females were particularly evening, and then gave it into each of their hands importunate with us, and 'pilletay' resounded from successively. The younger one was quite in raptures, the whole troop, wherever we went. They were exand literally jumped for joy for nearly a quarter of tremely anxious to obtain our buttons, apparently an hour; but the old man having had one smile at his own queer face, immediately resumed his former anchor which they observed upon them, than from gravity, and returning me the glass, directed his any value they set upon their use; and several of whole attention to the opening of the canister; and these were cut off our jackets to please their fancy. when this was effected, he begged very hard for the When I first endeavoured to bargain for a sledge, mallet which had performed so useful an office, the persons I addressed gave me distinctly to underwithout expressing the least wish to partake of the stand by signs, that it was not their property, and meat, even when he saw us eating it with good pointed towards the woman who owned it; though appetites. Being prevailed on, however, to taste a my ignorance, in this respect, offered a good opporlittle of it with some biscuit, they did not seem at tunity of defrauding me, had they been so inclined, all to relish it, but ate a small quantity from an by receiving an equivalent for that which did not evident desire not to offend us, and then deposited belong to them: on the owner's coming forward, the rest safely in their canoes. They could not be the bargain was quickly concluded. The pikes persuaded to taste any rum, after once smelling it, which I gave in exchange underwent the usual even when much diluted with water. I do not know ceremony of licking, and the sledge was carried to whether it be a circumstance worthy of notice, that, our boat with the most perfect understanding on when a kaleidoscope, or a telescope was given them both sides. In another instance an axe was offered to look into, they immediately shut one eye, and one by some of the Griper's gentlemen, as the price of of them used the right, and the other the left eye. a dog, to which the woman who owned the animal "In getting out of their canoes, as well as in consented. To show that we placed full confidence them, great care is required to preserve the balance in them, the axe was given to her before the dog of these frail and unsteady coracles, and in this they was caught, and she immediately went away, with generally assist each other. As we were leaving the a kind of halter, or harness of thongs, which they island, and they were about to follow us, we lay on use for this purpose, and honestly brought one of our oars to observe how they would manage this; and the finest among them, though nothing would have it was gratifying to see that the young man launched been easier than to evade the performance of her the canoe of his aged companion, and having care-contract."
more on account of the ornament of the crown and
(10.) Sir Thomas Tyldesley, a gentleman of an ancient Lancashire family, who, by his own brave actions, would have supplied the want of ancestry, had he been otherwise born. He is one of those cava liers whose deeds are more suited to the pages of romance than of history; and who, by their affection towards an unfortunate master, their dauntless courage, and chivalrous actions, have cast a halo over a cause which, of itself, has little to recommend it. Tyldesler is the Bayard of Lancashire, the Knight" sans paret sans reproche." A pillar, commemorating the fall of this gallant soldier, was placed, in 1679, about a quar. ter of a mile to the north of Wigan, in the hedge-ferce on the east side of Wigan Lane. This monument was defaced and removed, but has been lately replaced by an inscription on a brass plate fixed in a piece of stone. The following is the description of the ancient pillar, extracted from an anonymous correspondent to Adams's Chester Courant, for Tuesday, May 29, 1750-"The pillar was of hewn stone, plain and quadrangular, rising from a projecting base, and on its top is the neck of a conick pedestal. A stone globe on the front of it, towards the west, has a vacancy of about 18 inches square, and 2 inches deep, which seemed to have crntained some inscribed marble, or flat stone, which had been injuriously carried off; yet the stone was left. Sometime ago I was passing that way, and to my no little surprise observed that this monument itself was taken down, and totally moved away, so that even its situation is not now to be discerned." The writer seems to have found the slab taken from the front of the monument in an alehouse hard by. It was of black marble, and the letters had been gilt; he had some difficulty in decyphering the following INSCRIPTION:
Which appeared in three Numbers of our present
[Continued from pages 341, 347, 366, and 375 of our present volume.]
A high act of gratitude erected this monument, and
Received the honour of Knighthood.
He after served in all the wars in great commands
formed on this subject than any other, I devote my labour. It is strange and unaccountable, to see with what unconcern, not to say contempt, this venerable study is treated by the literary world. I once witnessed would never compound with the rebels tho' strongly a striking instance of this fastidiousness: a worthy diinvested,
and followed the fortunes of the Crown thro' the 3 kingdoms
and on the 25 h Augt. 1650* was here slain commanding as Major Genl. under the E. of Derby
vine, noted for his classical acquirements, entered a sale room, where he expected to find an auction of books, but where the hammer was disposing of some valuable to whom the grateful erector relics of antiquity in the shape of coins. The gentleman Alexr. Rigby Esqre was Cornet and when he was High Sheriff of the Co. of Lancaster turned to the auctioneer, and inquired what he was anno 1679 placed this high obligation knocking down? "A few lots of rare coins, Sir," was on the whole family of the Tyldesleys. "Coins!" replied the other, with a face The family incurring this "high obrigation" are now expressive of more contempt than my pen can describe; no more; and perhaps, in the pages of Clarendon, a more enduring testimony to the merits of Tyldesley and taking from his pocket a halfpenny, he held it up, may be found, than on the column of the brave Rigby. and triumphantly exclaimed, "this is the coin for me, Alexander Rigby, of Lapton, near Poulton, in this Mr. Auctioneer; I'd rather have this than a halfpenny county, served the office of Sheriff, in the years 1677, of William the Conqueror!" But to proceed. The 1678, and again 1691. He does not appear to have been of the same families as the Preston Rigbies, He was coins of the seven kings, from William the First to taken prisoner at Wigan fight, and is, unquestionably, Henry the Third, are less frequently met with than those the person styled Lt. Col. Rigby, by Heath. Mr. of their successors: but they are barbarous in design, Rigby married the daughter of Sir Gibert Houghton. and rude in execution. We have not one English coin (11)Colonel Norris," the representative of the house of Norris, of Speke. He maintained the high of John extant; whether they have been all swept name his valiant ancestors had transmitted to him, away by the ravages of time, or whether none were especially in his defence of the town of Warrington. coined by this monarch, except in Ireland, has not been In the early part of April, 1643, a body of Seaton's determined. The coins of Henry the Third are not forces attacked Col. Norris, and met with a very unexpected repulse. Angier speaks with bitterness of uncommon; indeed, so many mints were instituted in the strange fortune that should give them Wigan, different parts of the kingdom, during the extended du"that was impregnable," and yet refuse them War-ration of this reign, that it would be strange were it rington, "that was easy." There are, however, seasons of the year when the otherwise open town of War- otherwise. A penny may now be purchased for much rington is not so accessible as the minister represents. less than the value which it originally possessed; we Veni Warrington, profluentes are told, that "four of them would buy a ram or sheep, Rivos ripas transeuntes. Spectans, multo satius ratus or provision for twenty horses, and a shilling would purMergi Terris quam in aquis, chase a pasture-fed ox, or provision for a hundred Vixi laute, Bihi late, Donec aquas signant metce, COCCIENSIS.
says Barnaby Harrington, whose drunken journeys are often more useful than the peregrinations of soberer
TO THE EDITOR.
On the 20th May, 1643, the Manchester Colonels, after having driven Lord Derby into Yorkshire, set forward to take Warrington. On the 23d, the usual fast, "to advance so holy a work," was observed in SIR,- Having dubbed myself, during my late Manchester. Whilst thus employed, news arrived of correspondence relating to the study of coius, AN the taking of Winwick Church, which had been gallantly defended, and was not surrendered until one of ANTIQUARY, I should not consider myself as supthe Royalists had been shot by a fowling-piece as he porting that character as it deserves, were I not to stood parleying on the steeple. The Presbyterians reply to the letter of "Cocciensis," which appears also mentioned with delight the excellent provisions they found in the strong hall of a neighbouring Ca-in your Kaleidoscope of the present week; and to loyal Sir William Gerard, of Bryn. On the 26th of in those of both nations is equal. tholic, the sufferer on this occasion was probably the convince your correspondent that the interest I take May, Warrington Church and steeple were carried, with the loss, on the Parliament side, of one rider. Col. Norris now hung out the Royal flag from the highest chimney in the town; and he is charged with
putting to death an aged man and his wife, greatly
Should be 1651.-Edit.
TO THE EDITOR.
SIR,-Before I enter upon this subject, give me leave o premise, that to the professed and experienced collecor of coins it would be presumption in me to address myself. To the use of those, whom inclination does ot lead, or perhaps fortune permit to indulge a taste or these pleasing trifles, and who are generally less in
TO THE EDITOR.
SIR,-I do not know whether I am more offended
casions.-I now come to the more explicit charges | passages from Shakspeare, Moore, Byron, &c. about |
Though "the mask of night,” is not "on my face," yet the mask of concealment in some measure is :
"Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek,"
SOPHIA. Reckon on me, henceforth, as a subscriber to your dear little paper; and if Narcissus does as I wish, and you (I hope) will advise, I will take half a dozen copies weekly; and, more, you shall have a good large hunch when I say, that were Jessamy to be what he should be, of my wedding cake, and a pair of gloves, and someI might perhaps be what he wishes. Let this, how-thing (that shall be nameless) when you call to see me ever, suffice: good sense, good manners, a good heart, 'sitting bride." and a little attention, may beget esteem and love; but candour and sincerity alone, can call forth an avowal of it.
Jessamy may twist the meaning of this letter as he pleases; but, if he has the vanity to suppose it is meant as encouragement, I would advise him to apply to her who can best inform him whether he is mistaken or not. I am, Sir, Your very humble servant,
P. S.-Were I to describe to you the verses Jessamy speaks of, which he presented as the production of a friend, I might amuse you not a little; for the poor fellow not only made me give animation to a dead body, but also to extinguish life with one single glance of my bright eye; I do not remember whether he compared its effects to galvanism (on which science he gave me a lecture, coming from the concert one night) or not; but there were some remarks about shocks and tremblings, al resulting from the same liquid cause, as he poetically expressed it.
Ou, MR. KAL!
How glad I am that I happened to get a sight of your last paper. I am sure from Mr. Jessamy's description of himself, that I am the tiny trinket of his affections: but why he should appeal to you for advice as to what he shall do, when, according to his own confession, I have given him so many opportunities of declaring himself, I cannot tell, unless it be to see himself in print.
Why would I rather dance with him than any other, but that I like him? Why do I give him the preference in our evening strolls, when he continually repeats |
SCOTCH AIRS HARMONIZED. The letter of "A
THE POINT OF HONOUR.-We did not receive M.'s
should, as the least of two evils, prefer fighting the
gentleman to marrying the lady.
CHESS.-The errata noticed by our friend, A. S. of
VALERIO will perceive that we have already two letters upon the subject he has selected. Not wishing to to overstock the market with one commodity, which is the certain way to depreciate the article, we must defer VALERIO's offering until our next.
SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND.-If the writer of a letter in the last Mercury, signed "A Friend to the Institution," will send to our office, he will find a commu nication which will, we believe, satisfy him on the subject of his inquiries.
ORIGINAL TRAVELS IN ASIA. We feel much obliged by the loan of a series of letters, which we have perused with much interest, and which is peculiarly adapted for the Kaleidoscope. We have styled the letters original, because they have never appeared in any English print; having been ushered into the world through the medium of the Boston Patriot. The serics consists of twenty short letters, and the following is the title:-"Letters, written by an American Gentleman while in Asia, to his friend in Boston; the writer of which unfortunately died by the plague, on his passage from Alexandria in Egypt, to Constan tinople, in a Grecian vessel." When we have dis posed of the remaining portion of the Walks in Der byshire, and of the notes to the Siege of Lathe House, we shall commence this entertaining series of letters, which will have all the charm of originality to the English reader.
CAPTAIN PARRY'S RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARCTIC VOYAGE. We refer our correspondent A BLA DER, to our preceding pages; six columns of which are occupied with extracts from the interesting nar rative of the late voyage of our enterprising country. men. This is a subject peculiarly suited to the plan of our work; and if our correspondent be in posses sion of the first volume of the old series of the Kale doscope, he will find that we have been in the habit of recording the most interesting events arising out of the modern discoveries in the Arctic regions. (See Kal. vol. I. pages 112, 113, 135, 157, 161, 167, 169,
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