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And her's was not that burst of woe
Whose note no softening tone can know;
It was a sprightly music, mingling

With melting softness, into sorrow blended :
It was a day of Fancy's bright’ning,

The shadows lengthening as the sun descended. And oft the tuneful Nine would shed Their influence o'er my infant head ;, And it was sweet, though rude the strain, In measured numbers to complain ; And it was sweet, though riper years

Might disavow the bold essay,
To give to infant hopes and fears

Somewhat of immortality.
And there was one who conn'd with me
The page of early poesy ;
"Twas hers alone to hear and praise
The efforts of my early days :
Mary, to thee, and thee alone,
This secret of my harp was known;
Thou who repaid its harmony
With thine own strains more worthy thee.

Staffordshire Potteries, 3d mo. 22d, 1821. WORTHY EDITOR, I see, with particular pleasure, she increasing circulation which the Kaleidoscope is acqairing, and should be much pleased if I could forward to it any manuscripts of my friends which might be worthy insertion, and thereby tend to give it a stronger interest amongst them. I have subjoined a copy of verses, put into my hands by the young woman to whom they were addressed, to which perhaps thou wilt give soine attention,

I had the pleasure, last summer, of becoming ac. quainted with a youth, a member of our society, who has lived, for the greater portion of his time, in a retired part of Derbyshire; and yet has acquired a knowledge of languages and of the belles lett which would have done him honour in a far more advantageous situation. He had just returned from a ramble, on foot, through some parts of the Peak, and showed me in his commonplace book a description of his route. As the romantic beauties of Derbyshire, particularly Dovedale, are becanning every year more and deservedly celebrated, and are visited by strangers from all parts of the kingdom, I cannot helpthinking that the description of such scenes, and the feelings they give rise to, would be recognised with peculiar pleasure by many readers of the Kalci. doscope; and certainly my village friend has touched, with a graphic truth and poetic feeling, some draughts which must please every lover of nature, and awaken no small portion of curiosity. As I have procured a copy with permission to use it as I please, only sub, stituting the fictitious name of WILFRID WENDER, if thou wouldst like to examine it, I will forward it the first opportunity, when all or any part will be at thy service.

W. H.

From ruby lips, far sweeter than the rose,

Oh! who can paint the soft, luxurious bliss, Which through the veins in circling eddies boss,

From their delights to steal the luscious kiss. O joy supreme ! whose trembling sweets so pure,

E'en Virtue's awful form need not deny; Whose charms to love's entangling sweets allwe,

On whose soft crimson love delights to sigh. Not richer sweets the juicy vines diffuse ;

Not lovelier red the blooming roses blow, Than those sweet lips the love-enamoured muse

Now vainly tries, with mimic art, to shor. What sweet emotions, when encircling arms

Around the blushing maid are trembling piet; How sweet to gaze upon her varied charms

And mark the heavings of her gentle baxcast. But sweeter far, the effușive feelings swell,

When sportive love imprints th' impassioned kiss, On balmy lips, where smiling pleasures deel;

My Emma's lips-th'abode of love and blisko E'en yet remembrance paints their blushing cars,

When last I pressed their sweet ambrosial eighth (When folded in her love-encircling arms) And traced the beauties of their crimson'd dys. But faint the vivid trace, the scarlet glow

Of pencil'd art, to tell each thrilling bliss: The soul their varied charms can only know

In my lov'd Emma's joy-imparting kiss!

Thou knowst the lay that pleased us best,

The chord whose tone was loved the dearest,
Was that whose melody exprest

The deepest woe, and touched the nearest.
And now, though childhood's days are o'er,
And infant joys are joys no more ;
And, as the clouds of early day
Recede before the golden ray,
Their skirts, with roseate lustre decked,
Are infant griefs in retrospect;
Yet still, thou knowst, I love the tone
That strikes not on the ear alone,
But wakes the heart with that deep strain
Till every chord responds again!



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Whene'er, in childhood's hour, I thought

Upon my future destiny ; Whene'er my infant fancy brought

The shade of what that life might be; A sadly-pleasing form was there, Whose eye was deep, but sweetly fair : Her name was Pensiveness ; and she Still smiles upon my destiny. Whene'er I dream'd a bright day-dream,

"Twas she who sang my lullaby ; And though that song like woe did seem,

I loved its pensive harmony, Whene'er through fancied scenes I strayed,

Her form was there to soothe and bless; And, though she deepened every shade,

I did not love the scene the less : For her's was not that night of grief, A deepened shade without relief ;

When deep afflictions press me sore,
"Tis then that I would silent rove,
And tell my rising griefs and woes
To the light murmurs of the grove.
'Tis then that I would willingly
Retire from haunts of busy men,
And leave the world's alluring scenes,
Nor ever visit them again.
And I would listen to the dove,
And mix my anguish with its moan;
Returning each its mournful note,
With a deep-heaved, and heavy groan.
And in religion's path I'd tread,
And own the God who gave me life;
And meditate on all his works,
Free from the paths of endless strife.
Thus would I in retirement live,
Till this dull life had flown away;
And when 'twas pass'd, as quietly

Beneath the cold green sod I'd lie:
With scarce a sigh or sob heav'd o'er my bier,
My death would then call forth no pitying tear.

With what delight mid yonder shades serene,

I hear the thrilling minstrelsy of heaven! To me, how soothing is yon kindred scene !

To me, how balmy this cool breath of even! In former years, 'mid these same shades rements,

At the same hour, and self-same season svet, Oft have I thus the peaceful woodlands sousti

, To muse, sequestered, in the calm retreat. Their boundless charms, bright as the youthful year,

In swift succession ever varying rose; While Hope's enchanting form was ever neat,

To soothe my light and transitory WOES. 0! youthful joys, how swiftly do ye pass!

And, like the morning cloud, ye fade away; Or, like the dew drops trembling on the grass,

That fly the glances of advancing day! I seek not now yon kindred shades serene,

To meet those pleasures that illum'd the past ; Hid is the pleasing, gay, delusive scene ;

Those dreams, alas? were too too sweet to last I wander mournful, thro' the well-known shade;

The weak line drops unfinish'd from my tongue; But still I love the splendours here displayed,

And yet enjoy the woodlark's evening song. Perchance, when at the high behest of heaven,

My soul is called to unknown realms afar, Death may draw near, like the deep shades of eren,

And meet me thus beneath her dewy star. Then be it mine, to seek unseen, alone,

Without one friend to heave the pitying sigh ; In some dark grove, deserted and unknown,

While the loud woodlark sings a requiem nigh.


Liverpool, Sept. 1820.

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Sketch of Italy.

[Accurately reduced from the large Map of Chaucard. Longitude reckoned from Paris.] My cheek was pale with love; my eye was wet,

At the suggestion of several readers of the Kaleidoscope we have inserted the annexed Sketch, which was

engraved for the Mercury. It may be useful to those who trace the progress of hostile armies, and interesting When in that moment which beheld us part, in illustration of any extracts from travels in that delightful country, which may be given under the departlasted of thee a single lock of jet,

ment of "The Traveler." A few names have been added since the map appeared in the Mercury, and the degrees As though that lock could bind my breaking heart.

of longitude and latitude have been subdivided into 12 parts. As it was impracticable to engrave the names of

many places in so small a sketch, we have subjoined a copious list of the names of cities and towns,some of which And thou didst gather from that breast of snow

are indicated on our map, and the position of others may Two Ringlets that had slept unbidden there, And one was fated, since it trespassed so,

exact place, and introduce the name with a pen and ink. As the longitude in this sketch is calculated for the meWith me Love's lonely banishment to share.

ridian of Paris, 2 deg. 25 min. must be subtracted from the longitude given in the English gazetteers, by any Perhaps I ne'er may see thee more, sweet maid !

person, who, upon consulting such gazetteers, finds the name of any place not comprised in our list; which, if it

contain any errors, are to be ascribed to Brooks' Gazetteer, which has been faithfully copied. The towns to which
Yet, thongh I live to weep and love in vain, or figures are affixed are those, the names and positions of which are to be found in the annexed map.
That Ringlet oft beneath my pillow laid
Shall link in dreams our severed hearts again.

E. Long N. Lat.
Albano ....10 25—41 43
Anagni ...11 0–41 56

Avellino St.12 35–40 50
Natural History.

Aversa .....11 55—40 59
Amalfi...... 12. 20—40 35


o temjara TO THE EDITOR.

Acerenza...13 40–40 45

Modena SIR,-You will not, I am sure, to oblige a lady Acqua ...... 9 45—43 45

Rimini 200 a constant reader, have any objection to inseri, Ancona(1)11 10443 38 in your bext number of the Kaleidoscope, thç follow. Ascoli ......11 442 44


Urbino ing beauufuldescription of the LARK, soaring on the Atri .......11 23—42 35

Florence ving, extracted from "Goldsmith' Natural History" Aquila......11 14-42. 20 Leghors He is, indeed, a most charming writer, and was the Aquino ....11 25—41 36 Sienna Lureto

ADRIATIC SZA first author i ever read, who drew my youthful Alexandria 6 18—44 55 attention from the tiresome, sickening pleasures of Acerno ....12 41–40 45 the world, lu the more delightful occupation of con Bologna.... 9 0444 30 tem plating uature and studying her works. In the Bajano ...12 15-41 30

Tremiti Is Benevente 12 32-41 6 language of St Pierre, “ We most of us look upon Bari (7) 14 40–41 26 nature with iodifference; we are in the midst of her Brindisi ...15 50—40 45

Rome works, and admire ouly human grandeur.” But, 1 Bisignano 13.55—39 38 thank my stars! I do not belong to that senseless Carpi....... 8 49race of mortals, who, immersed in the pleasures and Comachia .. 9 45–44 45 basiness of tbe world, look upon nature with indif. Cortona 9 27–43 20 ference. I do not envy the feelings of those who Chiusi ...... 9 0443 look on the lofty mountain, or hear the wild Castro ...... 9 29—42 23


Otranti Camerino..11 10_43 15 aproar of the falling cataracı, or walk the flowery mead, without emotion. I am such a lover of the Cuvitta } 9-26–42 5

Gulf of Worderous works of creation, that my mind examines Cassano ...13 55—39 55 her moutest objects with the curious eye of the Capua (6) 11 54—417

Taranto eagle seeking his prey.

Conza ......13 10—40 50


12 The Lark, whether the sky-lark, the wood-lark, Chieti (3) 11 57—42 24 Bibe iit-lark, being all distinguishable from other Cosenza12)13 55—39 20 battle birds by the length of their heel, are louder in Catanzaro 14 23—39 their song than either of the former, but not so Ferrara 949–44 36 pleasing. lodeed, the music of every bird in cap. Florence * 8 50—43 46

Forli........ 9 19—44 16 t.vity produces no very pleasing sensations; it is

Foligni but the mirth of a little animal, insensible of its ud-Fermo......11 25—43 7

9 59—42 48 fortugate situation; it is the landscape, the grove, Frescate

Palermo Messina

38 9 17-41 48 the golden break of day, the contest upon the haw. Genoa....... 6 16–44 25

thora, the Auttering from branch to branch, the Gaieta ......11 22—41 30
soaring in the air, and the auswering of its young, Gu lipoli.
that gives the bird's song its true relish; these, Ischia* ....11 37-40 41
Boited, improve each other, and raise the mind to a Isernia ...11 59—41 36

...... 9 2044 28 state of the highest, yet most harmless, exultation. Imola

Lucca Nothing can, in this situation of mind, be more

L'Aquila...11 14–42 20 pleasing than to see the lark warbling upon the Lecce ......15 55–40 36 wing, raising its notes as it soars, until it seems lost

E. Long. N. Lat.
E. Long. N. Lat.
E. Long. N. Lat.

E. Long. N. Lat. in the imineose heights above as ; the note conti Lucera (5)....139—41 28 Matera (8)...14 9—40 50 Palestrina ...10 40–41 52 Termoli .......12 55-41 59 Duing, the bird itself unseen, to see it then descend Lanceano...... 12 25—12 18 Magliano ...10 10—42 25 Piombèno...... 7 58—42 57 Terracina ....10 50–41 24 ing will a swell, as it comes from the clouds, yet Leghorn* 7.52-43 34 Novi ........ 6 4444 45 Policastro(11)13 15–40.15 Troja .........12. 50–41 21 siaking by degrees as it approaches its nest; the Loretto........11 13—43 27 Norcia.........10 39—42 36 Reggio......... 8 40—44 43 Tiano .11 43–41 14 spot where all its affections are centered; the spur Massa ........11 53—40 31 Noli....... 6 16–44 18 Reggio.....

7 35–44 0 Naples* ......11 55-40 55 Rossano ......14 13—39 48 Trani ...... 14 11–41 18

.13 35—38 4 Taranto (9) 15 4-40 35 that has prompted all this joy. “ The lark builds its nest upon the ground, be Massa ....... 9 25—45 20 Nola

...... 9 40—44 25 Tursi

.14 25-40 36 Massa ......... 8 23-42 40 Nicotera ......14 5-38 34 Rimini ......10 14—44 4 Tricarico ......13 49–40 12 neath soine turf that serves to bide and shelter it.

Mazzi ........ 9 2545 20 Oria ............15 13—40 39 Regina.........1% 56—39 34 Tropca ..... .13 59—38 42 The female lays four or five eggs, of a dusky hue in Molise ..12 1841 36 Otranto .......16 10—40 20 Rome .........10 10–41 54 Turin ......... 5 20-455 colour, somewhat like those of a plover. It is while Manfredonia

Oppido.........13 56 40 30 Rieti ...... 10 40–42 23 Urbino ......10 31–43 46 sie is sitting that the male usually entertains her with (4) ...... 13 47–41 35 Ostia............ 9 59—41 44 Spoletto ........10 41–42 45 Valenza

6.31–44 58 bis singing; and while he is rising to an impercep. Motolo.........14 49-40 46 Orta............10 12—42 22 Sutri 10 0–42 10 Volterra 8 17–43 26 tible heighi, he bas still his beloved partner in his Mirandola 8 54-44 52 Orvieto (2)... 9 55-42 42 Sora .........11 39—41 54 Viterbo*......10.0-42 25 eye, oor once loses sight of the nest, ent her while he Modena ...... S 35—44 34 Orbitello 8 45–48 18 Sezza .....11 20—41 19 Veletri.. .10 31-41. 46 ascends or is descending. This barmony continues Marino, St....10 8–43 54 Placentia ...... 7 13–45 5 Salerno (10) 12 28–40 35 Venafro ......11 5443 32

.14 15–41 51 several months, beginning early in the spring, on Marco St.....13 55–39 41 Pisa.......... 751–43 43 Severino St....14 49—39 15 Venosa, 13 27–40 54 pairing. In winter, they assemble in flocks, when Martorano....13 55-39 6 Pescarra .....12 37-42 27 Sulmona .12 30–42 o Venice.......... 9 45-45 26 their song forsakes them, and the bird catchers de Milan

6 21-45 28 Pesaro .........10 37–43 52 Sienna"...... 8. 46–43 24 Vesuvius, Mount, six miles stroy them in great numbers for the tables of the Monterosi, 20 miles north Peschiera...... 8 39–45 26 Squillace( 18) 14 15—39 3 cast of Naples. Luxarions."--Goldsmith.

of Rome. 'Perugia ...... 9 45–43 6. Todi ............10 7-42 44"

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Scientific Records.


Observatory. Gosport, March 17.- The Comet came

Some of the animalcules which are found in the [Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve of the sun. It has only lessened its right ascension half in a second, others at the rate of an inch in three mil to its perihelium to day, namely, within fourteen degrees Greenland sea, move at the rate

of 1-180ch of an idea ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin- a degree, and its north declination four-fifths of a degree putes. The Anerican bird, the Condor, covld Alp gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, first seen here; but by the annual motion of the earth vailing, in about a week. The Greenland animalele Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mine- its distance from the sun is decreased about 16o. Now would require8 935 years to perform the same distade. ralogical Phenomena, or singular Pacts in Natural it is advanced too far in the solar rays to allow us to The diameter of the largest of them is only the 1.900

of an inch, and many only the 1- 4000tb. A whale te History; Vegetation, &c. ; Antiquities, &c.; to be make correct observations on its position.

At the close of this month it will begin to set after the quires a sea to sport in, while 15,000,000 of the continued in a Series through the Volume.)

sun; and with a clear horizon an hour before sunrise, animalcules would have abundant room in a lumbler et

there will be a chance of seeing it rise about E. N. E. water !-- Edid. Phil. Jour. METEOROLOGICAL REPORT

during the ensuing month. The weather has lately been

unfavourable for seeing the comet so near the western Of the Atmospherical Pressure and Temperature, Rain, horizon in the evenings; as from its very slow geocentric Wind, &c. deduced from diurnal Observations, made motion, it will not afford a sufficient space to attempt to

Correspondence. et Manchester, in the month of February, 1821, by science.

deduce the form of its orbit, which is the chief object to Txos. HANSON, Surgeon. It is hoped that correct observations on the frequent

TO THE EDITOR appearances of these celestial visitors, will, in the course

of time, throw new light on the theory of comets, and Inches. divest it of much of the uncertainty that seems to exist,


-Give me leave, through the medium of pre The monthly mean......

in regard to the form of their eccentric orbits and their widely-circulated work to point out a species el tret, periodic returns.

which hitherto has, I believe, escaped public coberta Highest, which took place on the 23d

tion. That there are several persons in aed ad ut ekin Lowest, which took place on the 9th ................ 29-20 Difference of the extremes ..........................

That beautiful and wonderful phenomenon of the town who are in the babit of stealing dogt, is a well Greatest variation in twenty-four hours, which heavens, the comet, which, of late years, has often known fact; but from some nuk nown circomales, was on the 27th .....

visited us, and was lately noticed in the papers, as ob- probably for want of better buyers, it would appear Spaces, taken from the daily means................

served by that indefatigable astronomer W. Olbers, is dogs are now generally sold to their late ovenere: Number of changes............ 7

now very visible
to the naked eye, in the west, till eight of catching those dogs that have collars wat het

Some of these persons now make a constant practice o'clock in the evening. It is a little to the westward of

owner's nan:e and residence on; derain them for a con TEMPERATURE. Degrees. Algenib, and nearly the height of Saturn, at a distance, or ewo, and then take them to the residence that Monthly mean........

to the right of him. ..... 37.9

pears or the collar, accompanied by a long statement Mean of the fifth week, commencing 29th Jan. 45-6

of how and where found, &c which will getur by sixth week............................... 37:1 seventh week....

draw a douceur from the pocket of the crosta u Japara, 27th Jan. 1820.—During the late stormy owner, who is delighted to find his favourt'e peg caca

37-2 eighth week, ending on the 25th... 36.8

weather, since the 3d instant, an island, which we find more restored to him. I am led to notice tlus tres Highest, which took place on the 18th............... 55.0

by the map of Java is called Fisherman's Island, has my having just had a spaniel dog (which, ill be tada

been rent asunder. It is known to the natives under cullar on, never lost his way home, tbeugb be bas zizee Lowest, which took place on the 4th ............. 25.0 Difference of the extreme............................... 800

the name of Pulo Pentangan. As soon as the weather chat done so, say the finders, four times) brought Greatest variation in twenty-four hours, which

will permit, a further investigation will be held te house by a man who found him “ running aiotz occurred on the 30th


specting this extraordinary eveni."-Bat. Courant, way by Wavesiree !" with other plausible stories ; ad Feb. 1.-Phil. Mag. 56, p. 396.

though they might be all true, I must confess I doubt RAIN, &c. .535 of an Inch. Nere Volcano.-We hear from Portugal, that a new six dogs with them, tied up just in the same manter u

in part, when I saw him join owo o her men, wboba Number of wet days.

volcano has burst out in the highest summit of a ridge mine had been, and which, possibly, might bave been foggy days ...............14

of mountains near Leira. This extraordinary pheno-" by Wavertree" too. snowy ......................

menon occurred at the period of the high rise of the Whilst on this subject, allow me to remark on the haily Douro, mentioned in most of the journals. The vol very great negliger.ce

attendant on the collection of de cano was in full action when the latest accounts came dug lar. Iam confident some hundreds of pounda per WIND.

away, but had happily taken a direction which threat, annum more might be raised by it, were the assesse North

West ...................... Oened to do little damage. The country is sterile, and to do their duty; unless, indeed, by it, the quantity of North-east ............... 9 North-west ...............11 it may be recollected as that through which Wellington dogs in the town' should be much reduced ; and wide Bast Variable ................. 2 passed in pursuit of Massena.

we behoid the great numbers kept by the poorer els South-east.................. 0

Calm ......................... 0 South............ ...........

ses, even to parish paupers, residents in cellar, do Brisk .........................

On the use of Coal Tar.

This article has become so this perhaps would be desirable, without taking into South-west Boisterous..

plentiful since the general introduction of Gas works, calculation the consequent decrease of the bridge that it is now extensively used for a variety of purposes, disease, hpdrophobia, which in the last year saker

Coal Tar, being a resinous substance, and not acted awful ravages among our fellow-countrymer, men REMARKS.-Character of the month, dry and foggy. upon by water or air, is peculiarly advantageous as a neither the peer nor ibe peasant, the noble Duke 28 The barometer has been particularly high, and attended substitute for paint

in all out.door wood work, It is the humble shepherd. Excuse these basty remarks with very few changes. On the 4th, the temperature of well known, that wood exposed to the external atmopump water, five yards under ground, was 140; on the sphere soon acquires a vegetable covering of the wood acceptable, you shall probably be furnished, at a carg

moss or lichen, which rapidly hastens its decay. Coal period, with hints for the remedy.-Yours, &c. 11th, 45°5; on the 18th, 44°; on the 25th, 43o. Tar, when properly applied, penetrates its surface, preBridge-street, March 13, 1821. vents vegetation, and renders it completely impervious

Liverpool, 12th February, 1821.
to air, moisture, insects, &c. It is found to possess
much greater durability than the best oil paint, and is
therefore particularly adapted for the preservation of
railing, gates, posts, hedge-stakes, beams, spars, joists,

WEASELS EAT FROGS. Put into a sugar hogshead a small barrel of tar, pour &c. or any kind of wood-work under ground, or in upon it a pail or two of boiling water, stir it, and then damp situations. It is used, in preference to every

70 THE EDIT all it up with cold ; with this, water the ground where other substance, for coating water wheels, sluices, pumps, the bushes stand, and it will destroy all worms, grubs, canal locks, bridges, &c. or wood-work of a similar and other larvæ, which are within a considerable dis- description. It has been of late almost exclusively used SIR,—When walking in the victricy of Great Crosby tance of the surface of the soil. Should any escape, for cast and malleable iron-work of every kind; and, on Saturday last, a weasel leaped out of the deck, 11 and make their appearance in the caterpillar state, im when properly applied, it gives it a durable, glossy black be road side (containing a few inches of water in mediate recourse should be had to a strong infusion and will prevent iron from rusting more effectually than large frog in iis moutb. viewed this novelty for a fer becomes green: this will effectually check the advance most effective article that has yet been discovered for daunted at the root of the hedge. I'made a breato of these and all other sorts of insects upon the bushes

. rendering stone and brick cisterns, reservoirs, and wheel it, in the hope that it would leave its prey, water This is the proper month for watering the ground with cases, water-tight; for which purpose it is used mixed might have ascertained whether or not it had been tar-water. with a due proportion of quick lime, which gives it hard- nearly destroyed ; but

it soon found itself secure, wit April is the time to wet the branches frequently with ness, and renders it completely impenetrable to all cold its booty, in a plot of wbins.

If you deemn the above interesting to naturalist, in the ground, and in April and May they change into greatly lessening the consumption of foreign tar, to who are ever anxious to ascertain the manners and to the caterpillar state, when they may be seen ascending which it is found to be very superior for many purposes; bits of animals, you will insert it in your valcaba in small groups the stems of the bushes, spreading it is also convertible into pitch by the same process as paper. themselves afterwards gradually over the whole tree.

Liverpool, 21st March, 1821.


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ORTHOGRAPHICAL INNOVATIONS. compositor, but a new, corrected mode adopted by and best adapted for pronunciation, the only object of

the Editor, who she must allow was likely to know letters. Some persons object to the omission of a letter that A The following letter, as will be perceived by the better than we did, especially since she berself had has no sound (or no influence on the sound of other letters date, was received upwards of a month ago, and re

never failed to enlarge in praise of the work, and to in the same word) on the score that the word, without it, esteem the Editor as a inan of the finest talents, phical characters were so beautiful in themselves, that

looks monstrous and defective ; just as if our typogra. pestedly postponed, for reasons assigned in our notices abounding with good humour, good feeling, and we might introduce them as we would ladies into a ballto correspondents. We now give it, verbatim, together ready wit

. This being my first bold attempt at room, ** the more the merrier." The most whimsical obwith the critique of a correspondent, to whom we read contradicting my old auut, I thought I had gained jection to the omission of an l in the word traveling, is

, øter Mr. Meanwell's letter, and who offered to relieve a complete victory; that she would bow to my de. that it thereby may be sounded as if spelled trave-ling; us from the task of replying: this he may have accom- cision, and commend my superior judgment; but on the same ground, travel would sound travel; and pished ably; but certainly not quite so delicately as we alas! fur us, her pride was mortified; she feared the reveling would sound reve-ling. I would ask such perconsequences of such an inroad upou her authority,

sons what are the uses and purposes of letters. Are they hould ourselves have done : and endeavoured to browbeat and silence me by what we term language ? Or, are they characters so

characters having sounds, which, combined, give us TO THE EDITOR,

stating, in a very peremptory tone, it was only an beautifully formed, that, in addition to this real use, Si-Yon will per baps deein it next to impossible bunced out of the room, slammed the door after can aid neither the sense nor the sound ?

error of the compositor; which so provoked me, I we may introduce them to please the eye, where they : that so interesting a little miscellany as your Ka- me, and have thus so gained her displeasure, that le dosrope should excite any disputes, or bickerings: she has been so cross ever since, that the house can spelling or grammar, either by fashion or authority.

Your correspondent is not himself borne out in his circulales; yet alas! it is so: it is my painful duty scarcely hold her; and I fear lest she will not only we have alass! it tis so,” for ulas!" it is so ; •**:

never louk pleasant again, but should be called gether with sundry other blunders. A good modern to Paform you it has done so in our private circle, away from troubling this world any longer, that English Dictionary would have at once settled the point ale myself and sister and our uld

maiden aunt, upon valuable property. To such circumstances, believing extent of a long letter of three pages and a half, closelyn or A cau scarcely call it domestic, since it consists of inyself and sister will never obtain possessiou of ber in dispute, between his maiden aunt, his sister, and him, pendant. I left school many

, mouths since, and whole known to you, boping you will not hesitate to letter L. For the edification of Mr. Meanwell, 1 beg sylam rapidly advancing to the age of unaubuod, correct ine or my awut Deborah; that if I am in to address to him a motto which I have just manufaca i bare therefore of late felt myself to be of mure

I portance, and assumed more assurance, than my aunt, that she may forgive my buliness: and, in

may atone for my presumption; but if my tured : at Deborah can at all brook with. Her name, either case, her wriokleil brows become once more

Nil melius nisi novum. ough, by-the-bye, is not Deborah, b'at we nickname

Know this, ye weak bigots in every station, smooth.

GEORGE MEANWELL. 7 50, because my sister and myself have long set Old Belle's House, Feb. 16, 1821.

There can be no improvement without innovation. dit, ibat all old maiden aunts should be called

A. B. C. - iborabs, or Bridgets, or such like formal and dis

freeable names My sister has just attained the te of ielve years, as lovely and good tempered a

TO THE EDITOR, tainre as you shall often see; she is a girl of api

TO THE EDITOR. ties, and quick discernment; and to ber it de

***Tis true, on words is still our whole debate; wives every week to read aloud your interesting

Disputes of Me or Te, or Autor At;

SIR,_In your Kaleidoscope of this day, I notice, una itile work as goon as it arrives. The correctuesi

To sound or sink, in cano, O or 1,

der the head of “ Naturalists' Diary," a few sweet lines, I her accent; the precision with which she marks

Or give up Cicero to C or K.”

addressed to the “Morning Lark," which ought 10 panctuation, aod the melodiousness of her

Pope's Dunciad.

call forth the attention of those who can admire the bet-toned voice never fail to delight me, and rivet

sweet melody of this poor little feachered lyric, to the

dreadful havock at present made anıong these poor yatlentioa; but my pour aunt, as though it would

SIR,_There is no prejudice more injurious to society birds. Indeed, I am a little surprised that you, who, a sin to 'manifesi ihat any thing pleased her, is than that against innovation; a prejudice which, dis- I have no doubt, sometimes visit the markets, never spetually interrupting her, with needless remarka couraging mechanical experiment, and cramping the Save taken any notice of the immense quantity of larks

continual complaints of her own invention. arm of genius, arrests the march of mind," and operates laid out for sale. If some immediate stop be not put tquently of late, poo: Amelia (for that's my sister's as a barrier to the amelioration of mankind. Thus, to the cruel slaughter, by some powerful band, such e tee has paused in the midst of some interesting whatever is new, is, with soine, another term for what

as the game act, I fear this admired songster will soon bele, to tell us, “ Here's another of the words i ever is wrong. This prejudice has extended to the higher cease to cheer' the

weary traveler on his way, orie we always been spelt with two L'o, spelt with only and the lower walks of literature. We are told that soothe the labours of the husbandman. " My annt immediately knitting her brows, but Byron, and Scott, and Campbell, have risen with a sions on the murderers; and, if it should be the means

I hope this notice will call down your animadver lu on ber tortoiseshell spectacles, takes the Ku splendour equal to their predecessors. The very spelling of saving one life, in your first walk in the fields, you, bscope not very gracefully from Amelia's hands, of the former (so powerful is prejudice) finds its advocates: shall have the sincere thanks of a after carefully peeping out at each corner of her and your correspondent, GEORGE MEANWELL, falls

LAVOROCK, seases, and at last having the word pointed out to out with your adoption, in the Kaleidoscope, of the new

Of Lark-ball, near Hamilton, N. B. t, sarly remarks, “Oh! it's only an error of the mode of spelling several words, as sanctioned by the

Liverpool, 13th March, 1821. ; si positur, my dear;" in which, too, I have gene Lexicographers of the day, and before spelled contrary to ly joined ber. But this week, when my sister the manne: in which they are pronounced ; particularly reading the nules to correspondents (for she is those in w sich the double L is rejected. If it be allowed

ON DREAMS. de to read every number all through) she had to spell a word as it is pronounced, and not clog it with I got the word illiberal out of her lips, when she time in writing or printing, and throwing out a snare

unnecessary letters, causing a useless expenditure of e more made a sudden pause, to tell us the word for false pronunciation, surely it is advisable to adopt it.

TO THE EDITOR. ellous was spelt with only one L. I happened to Following the usual sounds of the letters, we would, unsitting beside her ; and, being in large letters, it doubtedly, accent the word travelling, in the same man

SIR,—There are certain people who believe the ghliny eye in a moment; but my aunt Deborah ner as the word excelling: but spell it traveling, sound somniferous imaginations of the night to be infal

The good ounded a sight of it, before I had an opportunity all the letters, and the pronunciation cannot be mistaken. lible prognostics of future occurrences. remarking it as I wished, and returned it with The rule laid down by modern grammarians, in spelling old lady with whom I reside, bappens to be ove usual reply, “it's another inistake of the com

the compounds of a verb or noun ending with L, is of this notable class; who, as well as being an sitor." B-fore however Amelia proceeded, I beg- merely to maintain the pronunciation by the letters; adept in dreaming, is certainly more profouud ihan i to look at it myself, and right glad to take up revel, reveling. Scandal, in old writers, took scandal any of your learned philosophers in explaining the

cudgels with my aunt, plainly told her it was lous ; but the superfluous L has been long since rejected. week she dreained that, as I was walking over a very

such thing I reminded her the notes 19 cor- Indeed objections to this improvement have no better spondents were written by the Editor himself

, and foundation than those against any departure from the shallow gutter, in Pool-lane, ! unfortunately stumwas sure, from its being in such large characters, spelling of the ancients, who added an e to almost every hled, and fell sprawling into the water; that a very could not happen by accident, but by the Editor's noun, and k after a final c; as, publick, crowne, childé, kind hearted gentleman came to my assistance, 1 desire; and looking back to some of the num. wilde, fc. The word expense is frequently spelled expence; and requested ine to extend to him my “fi, s immediately preceding, I found the double L the former is certainly the proper mode, as the word is (meaning my hand) for the purpose of extricating almost always om tted where the word used would be well if all editors would, in future, agree to a confident jackanapes, asked him, whether he thought

derived from the Latin pendio pensi, &c. to weigh. It me from so 'awkward a situation; but that I, like hout the ed (you must excuse my writing scien- spell words, now disputed, in one way, and thus fix a cally) eoded with only one L, such as mar- standard of correct spelling. I would recommend the I could not suim ; bade him miod bis own business, , travel, cancel, &c. in opposition to such rejection of useless letters; and will, on some future and so fell to in good earnest to save mvself; but rds as call, toll, roll, &c.; then pointing them occasion, supply you with a list of words spelled vari- that after an ineffectual struggle with the stream,

In her, I maintained it was not a mistake of the ously, with the mode I conceive to be the most convenient, my strength became exhausted, and I was drowned.

la consequence of this timely warning (which my


PANCY BALL-We hate just received the note of Mr. grandmother pleases to term it) I'sball have been con.

No POET, enclosing some lines addressed to Miss fined to the house, two days and two nights succes.

-, upon her appearing at the Ball in the costume sively, when it arrives ten o'clock this evening. She


of a bride of 1760. As they relate to a local and has strong appréliensions that the gutter alluded to,

recent event, we should have assigned them a place is nothing more or less than a figurative representa

SIR, -Observing an essay in the Kaleidoscope, on in this day's Kalcidoscope, had we received them

few hours earlier. The Kaleidoscope, although buti. tion of something worse, such as the Old Duck, or the Moral Sense, I take the liberty of offering a few

nally a Tuesday's publication, is, in fact, publistel the river Mersey; and that if I go out of ber sight, remarks on the same subject, as in my bumble opinion

on the Monday, early in the afternoon; and as it is I'shall assuredly meet with a watery grave: nay, your correspondent has taken a wrong view of it. not our custom to require our printers to work on the she even carries her folly to such a pitch, that yes

Yours, &c.

A. B. Sunday, our final arrangements are usually made ez terday when I went to taste some new ale out of

the Friday evening : no communication,

except it be a small cooler in our brewhouse, she seized me by Moral Sense, or Conscience, I conceive to be an in

very brie and very urgent, has therefore much chane the skirts of my coat, and with much gravity of ward consciousness implanted in us by God, showing

of a place unless conveyed to us earlier in the week deportment told me not to approach too bear so tre us, instinctively, the difference between right and No. I. of the Young OBSERVER, shall have a place, mendou's a reservoir.

la vain have 1 endeavoured to correct the good wrong. This must be an inherent principle of our in all probability, after we have been favoured with a old woman's foible. I have pointed out to her the nature; for in no age or country do we find any hu

sight of No. II. absurdity of attaching the importance of reality to man being without some sense of religion or duty. The lines of W. S. on Bolton Abbey, also those of J. P. Things, wbich of themselves, are at best, mere plan- We find the actions of Socrates, Aristides, Cato, and -G. F.-are acceptable, and shall appear probably toms of the imagination. other great men, applauded in all ages, whilst a Nero, in our next. Those, on Retrospection, by the later

, I have reasoned with her in the best manner I or Caligula is universally execrated and abborred.

are not overlooked. am able; and I am sorry to say that all is to no purpose. She still declares that they are prophetic Although the community bas not enacted laws for the of future events, and as a corroboration of this punishment of some crimes, yet still they have always No. VIII. of HORÆ OT108Æ is reserved for our best

publication. opinion, refers me to the dream of Pharaoh, in the been looked upon with abhorrence. Ingratitude, for sacred volume. We have bad several hard contests instance, is a crime so base, that there never yet was GULI, by adopting the hint we gave him, bas rendered together on this subject. I have told her that found any one who wouldacknowledge himself guilty of his lines unobjectionable. neither the aged men, nor the aged women of that it. How is this to be accounted for, unless we consider time were able to explain the mystery of this singu- conscience to be an intuitive faculty? On what other PLAGIARISMS... We have to assure our corre perder lar drear, but that a young man named Joseph, gave principle can we account for that sense of shame we

CORNELIUS, that the postponement of the procese the interpretation ; and that as my name was Jo feel, when we have committed a bad action? for this

detection of a certain plagiarism, has solely arsen seph, I begged to be allowed the same privilege.

from the following cause.

An attempt having bea She insists that I am a very imperfect represenia. feeling is totally different from the fear of punishment. made by a correspondent of the Mercury, to prace tive of Joseph in every particular, and that she In many nations, customs which we look upon with upon us an imposition similar to that detected by fears, amongst our young men of i be present day, abhorrence, have been permitted and sanctioned by the

CORNELIUS, we had addressed the person why there are very few, if any Josephs al all. You will laws; but if we look at their motives, it will be found

meant to play off this hoax in terms as unceremonija

as the occasion warranted. Owing to the great pats perceive from this statement how, provokingly, that they were countenanced, oot because the actions

of public matter in the Mercury, several of ar am situated. Our Tom, ton, foolish fellow that he

notices to correspondents were withdrawn, after having is, appears to be affected with this prevalent disease. were considered right in themselves, but because they

been prepared in the type ; amongst others

, was e He has dreamed of goose eggs, which he says is a were thought to be useful to the community. For in

remonstrance with the individual to whom we hem sure sign of mischief! And Mrs. Gossip, our next- stance, theft was permitted, and even encouraged alluded ; in addressing whom we took occasion to die door neighbour, is in my opinion equally as absurd among the Spartans, because the chief object of their

lude to our Kaleidoscope Plagiarist

, whose bortoval as the rest : indeed, I may venture to say without laws being to make the people warlike, they would be

plumes we promised to strip off in the next number

, exaggeration, that she is far more so; for, in addi-accustomed to dexterity, and inured to hardship; for

Having been under the necessity of postponing til tion to her dreaming propensity, sbe

intimation until the next

Mercury, we shall betar another very laughable infirinity, which is, that they were very severely punished if caught in the act.

until the next Kaleidoscope, the exposure to wa

Cornelius first called our attention. Whilst w when, she has once set out upon a journey, she , therefore, think that our sense of right and wrong

are upon this subject, we wish to ask one correspon would not turn back for the world, however " urgent is intuitive, and not the offspring of example and imi- dent whether he can say, upon his honour, that certain the necessity, or evident the utility;" because she tation.

verses to Eliza, commencing with “ Ah! lovely rose, says it would be a strong indication of bad luck!

are original ? We merely ask the question, because And the same sage Mrs. Gossip, should a pigeon

we fancy we have somewhere net with something state or blackbird accidentally light upon her house, will

To Correspondents. very much unlike them. not venture to open her mouth to any of ber neighbours for a whole day together, fearful of her choler Tru BOBBIN'S LIFE.-A correspondent from Manches. From a first perusal of the cantos of J. M. G. co se being provoked; she considering the above to be

ter wishes to know when we intend to insert the new

sent impression is, that although they pass the an indisputable proof of a menacing storm of anger.

memoir of the celebrated author of the Lancashire merit of easy Aowir.g versification, they are protracted la fact, Sir, there are about half a score more

Dialect, which we have promised for two successive

to a length,

altogether disproportioned to the importa whimsicalities which I could enumerate were it

weeks, and for which he has been anxiously on the

ance or diversity of the objects treated of. At the necessary; but as I thiok I have given you a pretty

Inok-out? If our correspondent will consult the ad. present rate it would require a score or two of caries vertisement in the Mercury, in which Tim's life is

of 200 lines each, to make the tour of the town : 37 fair sample of absurdity, I shall make a full stop, announced for early publication, he will find that no the probability is, that our readers would be treat valy requesting that you will have the kindness to specific time for its appearance is stated. We often of the journey long before its termination. We shal punish sach frippery with some of your keenest

find it expedient to make some change in our pre

however, notice the subject again in our next observations, by way of satire ; or, if this will oc

concerted arrangement, in consequence of the recepcapy too much of your time (as no doubt it will)

tion of communications not in contemplation on If we had more leisure we should have a “ croz to pict", that you will be good enough to offer my most re

the Thursday, when our advertisement is written with our qneer correspondent, TOMMY TURTOX. pectful compliments to some of your able corre

out; and, owing to this circumstance, we have, of of whose compositions will be found in our parties spondents, inviting them to do the business in a

late, hinted at the probable contents of our next department, if we have not been deceived by a team handsome style. Your compliance will particularly

number, by saying, “ In preparation for early in- striking similarity in the MS.

sertion,” which leaves us the free use of our discre. oblige J. Q. tion in the selection or postponement of any article

. We have further to acknowledge, ILAC_PANGLOME In the present instance, the memoir in question has been superseded for a week by an article particularly


T. H.
worthy of the attention of the moral philosopher and

the humorist; we mean the BACHELOR's THERMOTo the Editor.- If you would inform me in your W. H.Our correspondent from the Potteries would

Printed, published, and sold by E. SHITE and Goa next Kaleidoscope, the method of reuring silk much oblige us by the sight of the MS. tu which he sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evangenheit

54, Lord-street, Liverpool woorms, as the time of hatching them is fast ad. alludes, and which will, in all probability, be very vancing, you would render me and many others,

acceptable, as the subject is peculiarly elligible.

win & Hall, Castle-st.; T. Smith, Paradise-st; T.WS #boni I bave the pleasure to know, an acceptable CHESS. If the extracts from Twiss are not too long,

brick, Public Library, Lime-st; E. Willan

, Bolds


and J. Smith, St. James's-road, for ready money orsing service.

we shall gladly avail ourselves of the polite offer BI AGENTS FOR MANCHESTELMis Richardver A REAR ER OF SILK WORKS, L. J.-The letter of A. S. of Warrington, on the Mareh 6, 1821.

Market-street; T. Sowler, St. Ann's Square ; ti same subject, shall have an early insertion.

J. Flet her, Market-place.

liable to


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