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POETRY.
Louder and loader, on still on he spoke,

her bed was crimson damask, and in the ceutre bung a Again the clock across the storming broke;

crown decorated with flowers. The whole of the apart-
He heard the sound, one moment stood aghast, ment was elegantly lighted. She called her servants.
THE PHANTOM.
Then up the narrow chimney scrambled fast,

one after another, to her bedside, who knelt, and kissed Now on the slates he makes a clatt'ring din,

her extended hand, which was skinny, and covered with A TALE Now lifts his coffiu lid and tumbles in.

a' profusion of rings. To her chief director of finances. Obstupui, steterontque comæ, et vox fancibus hæsit.

Juan Berosa, she said, “Juan, my blessing go with thee
And while the fierce blast howls along the plain
VIRGIL

and thine !" To Maria Belgrade, her waiting-maid, His groans are heard between the rough wind's pause, HAM.-I'll watch to night, perchance 'twill walk again?

she said, “ Go to Jerome, he will take care of thee. HOR, I'll warrant you it will.

For loudly still, tho' coffin'd, he'll complain
SHAKESPBARB.

When my grandson is Emperor of France he will make
Praying to have the wretch within his claws

thee a great woman.” She then called Col. Darley to ber Who ev'ry law of Turk or Jew defiles,

bedside ; be bad attended ber in all fortunes, and, NaAn ancient hall, girt by a wall,

And buries bis relations on the tiles !

poleon, in bis will, bad assigned bim a donation of Trees, palisadoes, flow'rs, et cetera, My story's told ;-I well know my narration

£14,000. “You,” said she,“ have been a good friend Stands on a hill; go where you will

Will fill you high with awe and trepidation;

to me and my family ; I have left you what will make you You'll ne'er see one which you'll like better; ah

And you will own this truth, where'er you roam happy. Never forget my grandson; and what you and There to live, from pain and sorrow free,

You find not half the peace you meet at home.

he may arrive at is beyond my discerning; but you will Would be the beight of human bliss to me:

Man, not content with home, must be a brute, o both be great!" She then called in all janior servants, Bat still I'd have you understand,

And as for me, concerning these old balls

and with a pencil, as their names were called, marked I covet not my neighbour's land;

I would not pass one night within these walls

down a sum of money to be given to each. They were No, heav'n foresend ; 'tis but a small desire ;

For all the heaps of gold and wealth of Pluto!

then dismissed, and she declared that she had done with

N. W. HALCESRISA. I wish it pot so much I doubt

the world, and requested water. She washed her hands. As that man wishes to get out Manchester, Dec. 3rd.

and laid down upon her pillow. Her attendants found Who finds himself lock'd in a house on fire.

her dead, with her hand under her bead, and a prayer

book upon her breast. I merely think that there to spend my life,

FROM ANACREON, “ TO THE LYRE." With an agreeable, good bumour'd wife;

An Irish lawyer pleading in an appeal case before Lord One who'd not wish to have all her own way,

Atrides' sons I will to sing

Loughborough in the House of Lords, quoted an opinion But hear a little of what I'd to say;

I will to sing the Theban King

of his Lordship’s when be sat in the Common Pleas. It One who would rather do her best to please me

Bat with its strings the tuneful lyre

was held so and so, (he observed) by an authority which Than spend her time in striving how to teaze ine,

Sounds love alone with sacred fire

every body must respect-my Lord Loughborough," A wife with whom 'twere happiness to live

I change the strings; but all in vain

sounding, as usual in Ireland, the gh of Lough with a Who'd prize my virtues, and my faults-forgive!

Alcides' labours were my aim.

strong guttural. “I thank you for the compliment, Sir, Than to reside in that old hall I say,

But still my lyre with tuneful strings

(replied the Chancellor ; but you should call me LuffBut hold;

Sounds love alone, love only sings.

borough, for you know we always sound gh in English I should want peace by night as well as day,

Ye beroes, hence, farewell to me,

like a double eff"_“I am obliged to your Lordship, And I've been told

Oh love, my lyre sings only thee.

(said the Barrister) for the correction, and shall proceed

Liverpool, 2nd Dec. 1822. MELPOMENE. with my argument. The three pluffs (ploughs) in quesId certum est, now I begin to think

tion "" Ah, (cried the Chancellor) I see there is There's something which would keep me from a wink Of sleep ;

MR. EDITOR,—The following elegant little poem, from the no role without an exception-Go on, Sir."

pen of Mrs. Barbaald, (now in her 87 th year, needs only to be Really when it comes o'er to mem'ry fresh

seen to be admired. Such of your readers as have a taste for Prices and Wages of Antiquity.- In the time of Solop It makes my blood ran cold, my very flesh

genuine poetry will consider it as a gem, possessing great beauty
in a very small com pass.

an ox was sold at Athens for five drachmæ, as we learn

Yours, &c. 8. X.
To creep :

from Platarch, in the life of Solon. A hog, in the time

TO-MORROW. I've heard it said, that once a long while past

of Aristopbanes, was worth three drachmæ, as appears

See where the falling day A man there died ;-men can't for ever last;

in one of his comedies, called the Peace. A drachma, So far then this seems probable :

In silence steals away,

according to Arbuthnot, was equal to 7 d.of our money. Now when folks die, they bave to be interr'd :

Bebind the western bills withdrawn;

A hundred drachmæ made a mina, or £3.4s. 7d. In the Heav'n grant that day may long time be deferr'd

Her fires are quench'd, her beauty fled, time of Solon corn was reckoned at a drachma the meWitb all my friends ;--but to return

With blushes all her face o'erspread,

dimnus, or 4s. 6d. per qoarter. In the time of DemosWhen longer people here cannot sojouro,

As conscious she had ill fulfill'd

thenes it was much higher, at five dracbmæ the medimous, In the charchyard, or in a rault they're laid

The promise of the dawn.

which makes it £1. 2s. 7 d. A soldier's daily pay was a (Which by a sexton or bricklayer's made)

Another morning soon shall rise,

drachma. The yearly salary of a common schoolmaster Bat this good map wbo could not keep aloof

at Athens was a mina. In the early times of the repubAnother day salute our eyes

lic five hundred drachmæ were thoaght a competent The monster Death, was buried on the roof

As smiling and as fair as she, of that old ball ! oh horrible!

And make as many promises ;

fortune for a gentlewoman, £16. 2s. 11d. To ArisBut do not thoa

tides' two daughters the Athenians gave three thousand When all is dark, in the dead calm of night,

The tale believe,

drachmre, £96. 17s. 2d. The arts and sciences were When churchyards yawn, and not a star gives light;

They're sisters all,

rated very high : and though the price of a seat in the When the old clock strikes the dread midnight hour ; !

And all deceive.

theatre was no more than two oboli, or 24d., yet the perThis man arises from his oaken bed

formers were rewarded magnificently. When Ame. And with a slow and melancholy tread,

bæus sang in the the theatre of Athens bis pay per diem Sans ceremonie, leaves the pillar'd tow'r.

VARIETIES.

was a talent. Steps down the chimney into the bed room :

Among the valuable productions of nature with which Roasted Monkeys.—The manner of roasting these anThen ev'ry rushlight burning he pots out,

Ireland abounds, is that of the Lichen, from which the thropomorphous animals contributes singularly to render For light he loves not as he walks about,

most beautiful scarlet dye is obtained. We import this their appearance disagreeable in the eyes of civilized But loves the dark and soal inspiring gloom : at considerable expense from Madeira, and at times it man. A little grating or lattice of very hard wood is

has been exceedingly dear and scarce; but how will it Then as from one room to the next he stalks

formed, and raised one foot from the ground. The monsurprise some of our readers to be told that this valuable In dreadful language thus aloud he talks ;

key is skinped, and bent into a sitting posture; the head article grows in great abundance at Kellystown, within generally resting on the arms, wbich are meagre and (With gesture violent, and with accent boarse ;) three miles of Carlow !

long ; but sometimes these are crossed behind the back. Ob that the man who cans'd my lifeless corse

When it is tied on the grating, a very clear fire is To find its grave on top of this old ball

Pun legal.- A short time before the removal of the Irish kindled below. The monkey enveloped in smoke and Might 'neath the justice of my vengeance fall,

Courts to their present splendid buildings, one of the fame, is broiled and blackened at the same time. On 'That I might tear his ev'ry limb from limbi

walls of the old Court-house was in a very toitering.con- seeing the natives devour the arın or leg of a roasted And as he buried me,- so bury him!

dition. While a law argument was going on one day in monkey, it is difficult not to believe, that this habit of Then should he know the agonizing pains

full Court, this assumed so dangerous an appearance as eating animals, that so mach resemble man in their phy. of lying on a roof-expos'd to rains ;

to check the proceedings for a short time; daring which sical organization, bas, in a certain degree, contributed Feel the fierce heat of the meridian sun

a young Wag at the Bar addressed the Court, saying, to diminish the horror of anthropophagy among savages. Scorching his marrow up; as I have done;

“ My Lord, I move for an injunction to stay the proceed Roasted monkeys, particularly those that have a very Be frozen till the flesh upon his bones

ings of that wall.”_" There is no peed, (replied Curran) round head, display a hideous resemblance to a child ; Be barden'd to the hardness of the stones!

a temporary bar will be sufficient.,'

the Europeans, therefore, who are obliged to feed on Holy St. John what had I done anniss,

quadrumapes, prefer separating the head and the hands, To be abus'd in such a way as this :

Last Moments of the Mother of Bonaparte.---The and serve up only the rest of the animal at their tables. What had I done-what said ?--but by St. Paul evening preceding her death, she called together all her The Besh of monkeys is so lean and dry, that Mr. BoppT'll make bim rue, aye dearly rue it all!

| bousehold. She was supported on white velvet pillows ; | land has preserved in his collections at Paris an arm and

aand, which had been broiled over the fire at Esmeraldi ; 1 Thorsday, pipethe the watche withen this courto fower | Definition of Felicity.- The Rev. Dr. P., visiting a und po smell arises from them after a great number of tymes ; in the somere nyghtes iij tymes, and makethe country-clergyman, requested permission to preach to bis vears.--Humboldt's Personal Narrative.

bon gayte at every chambere doare and offyok, as well congregation, which his friend consented to, on condition

for feare of pyckeres und pillers. He eatheth in tbe that he adapted the language of his sermon to the illeteCraniology.-In one of those social parties, which halle with mynstrielles, and taketue lyverey at nyghte a rate capacities of his parishioners, and that he used no sometimes take place even among the great at the west- loffe, a galone of alle, and for somere nyghtes ij candles hard words. After the sermon was over, Dr. P. asked end of the town, where mirth and innocent amusement pich, a bashel of coles; and for wintere nyghtes half a l' his friend whether he had not strictly observed the condioccupy the place of ceremony, a young lady, who had loale of bread, a galone of alle, jiij candles pich, a tions ? The other replied that he had used several words been a pupil of Dr. Spurzbeim, was instructing the com- bushel of coles; daylye whilste be is bresente in courte beyond the comprehension of his hearers, and instanced pany with her observations on their heads. At length it for his wages in cheque roale allowed iiijd. ob. or else the word felicity, for which he would bave substituted same to the turn of the great Captain of the Age to have ijj d. by the discression of the stewarde and tressorere, happiness. "Dr. P. contended that one word was as plain his head examined; which done, the lady's opinion was and that, after his cominge and diseruinge, also clothinge as tbe other; and, to prove it, proposed calling in the lemanded. She hesitated, blushed, but said nothing. | with the housbolde yeomen or mynstrielles lyke to the ploughman, and putting it to him, which was done. Come,' said his Grace, don't be afraid, my young friend, wages that he takethe ; and he be syke be taketh twoe-Well, Robin, do you know the meaning of the word to declare what you thiok.' 'Why then,' said the lady, | loves, ij messe of great meate, one gallone of ayle. | felicity?' Ees, Sir,' said Robin, scratching his head and since I must speak, your Grace is deficient in that

Also, he partethe with the housholde at general gyfts, | endeavoaring to look wise, 'ees, I thinks as bow I does.' organ, which I, in common with all the world, know you apd bathe bis beddinge carried by the comptrollers asoy · Well, Robin, speak op. Wy Sir, I doesn't disactly, possess in the highest degree-Gall's doctrines must fall gonent; and under this yeoman to be a groome watere. but I thinks it's some'at inside a pig.'-- Courier. But at once. “No, Madam,' said the Duke, you mean | Yf be can excuse the yeoman, in his absence, then he this proof was not decisive, the learned Doctor might courage, and I assure you, your doctrine receives confir- takethe rewarde clothenge, meat, and all other things have replied ! because the ploughman only fancied bimmation, not refutation, from tbe head you have examined. Iyke to other grooms of houshold. Also this yeoman self an) Epicurean, who, according to the vulgar, but I have no courage, and never had in a physical sense, and waiglate at the makinge of Knightes of the Bathe, for mistaken, idea of the doctrine, places his felicity in his that, which I trust I do possess, is altogether the effect his attendance upon them by nygbte tyme, in watchinge belly, or seasaal enjoyments. of reason and reflection. This anecdote should find its in the chapelle pathe to his fee all the watcbioge clothway into some more durable page than the columns of a inge, that the knight shall swear upon him.' newspaper.- Sheffield Iris. In confirmation of this anec

ON HABITUAL DRUNKENNESS. dote, it may be stated that his Grace has, on the eve of Diogenes.—Diogenes, in perfect conformity with that a battle, been observed to be extremely nervous ; aud bis dignified independence of character, which he so emi

“ Wine, or any other kind or modification of liquor, when brother, the Marquis, has often been much agitated, when neptly possessed, and which is to be found more or less drank to excess, is a slow but certain poison. Beware, then, of he has been delivering his sentiments in the House of in the conduct of all the ancient philosophers, when a t'other glass, t'other jug, t'other bottle : there all the danger Peers.

lies." certain wealthy and ostentatious man brought him to a

fine house, wbich he had built, and desired him not to Umbrellas.-" Here will I mention a thing,” says Cor spit, as he perceived he began to hawk, spit in the It is not in the discreet use of wine, or yat, in his · Crudities, 1611,'--" that, although, pero man's face, observing at the same time that be could not other liquor, that the danger really consists, but haps, it will seem but frivolous to divers readers that have find a worse place to spit in.--Taylor's Ethic. Fragm. of in its intemperate abuse. The American legislaalready travelled in Italy, yet unto many that neither have Hierocl.

ture, indeed, has classed drunkards with idiots, been there, nor ever intend to go thither while they live,

and treats them accordingly. And in this, it has it will be a mere novelty, I will not let it pass upmen- Harvest Home. - The circumstances atterding the acted wisely, justly, and mercifully. It is equally tioned." &c. Many of them doe carry other fine things reaping of wheat in Devonshire, and the harvest-home,

bome, wise, and just, and humane, not to permit one of a great price, that will cost at least a dackat, which are, I believe, peculiar to the western counties. Tbe

to be at large who wilfully and habitually places they commonly call in the Italian tongue umbrellas,' custom of almost the whole population of a village flockthat is, things that Minister shadow unto them for shelter ing voluntarily and gratuitoasly to the reaping of the

| himself in such a state as renders him incapable against the scorching beat of the sun. These are made farmer's wheat was almost universal in this county, al

of regarding either the laws of God or man, and of leather, something answerable to the forme of a little though the practice of hiring reapers for the purpose has

prepares him for the commission of every crime, canopie, and booped in the inside with divers little been gaining ground of late years, being a much less | forbidden in the decalogue. If we saw him at

umbrella in a pretty large expensive mode ; for though not paid, these volunteer- tempting to drown himself, should we not think compasse. They are used especially by horsemen, who reapers are entertained at a much greater expense than it our duty to endeavour to prevent him? If he carry them in their hands when they ride, fastening the their hire would cost; and the whole of the wheat-bar should accomplish his purpose of self-destruction, end of the handle upon one of their thighs, and they im- vest appears, by Vancouver's description, to be a scene will the judge of all the earth take cognizance, part so long a shadow unto them, that it keepeth the heat of poisy mirth aud intemperance. He says, that “when

whether the stream which produced that effect of the san from the upper part of their bodies.” | all the wheat in a field has been reaped and bound, a small sheaf is put at the top of one of the ridges, when

was composed of water, externally applied, or of Wassailing the Apple-Trees. In most parts of the the reapers, retiring to a certain distance, each throws

wine, inwardly taken? cyder-district a custom sti. I prevails, of what was called his reap-hook at it, until one more fortunate or less

Leaving out of consideration the moral and in ancient times " wassailing the apple-trees.” This inebriated than the rest, strikes it down, when the whole

fatal guilt of the habitual and confirmed drunkcustom was accompanied by the superstitious belief, in company join for a length of time in shouts of " We ba | ard, be is in a worse state, mentally, than the the words of an old poet,un, we ha nn!”

madman; the latter may have his lucid intervals, “ That more or less fruit they will bring,

• It bas been mentioned in the History of Cornwall, when he can exercise the faculties of his mind; As you co give them wassailing."

that at the conclusion of the harvest in the neighbourbood the drunkard, too, may have his short intervals, This ceremony at some places is performed on Christmas- of Truro, the last handful of corn is tied up, adorned when he approaches to a state of comparative ere; in others, on Twelfth-day eve. It consists in

with flowers and carried about b

the reap

c. shout soberness; but at such seasons, the energies of drinking a health to one of the apple-trees, with wishes ing. "A neck, a neck!” Mr. Brand relates, on the his mind are greatly weakened ; and with regard for its good bearing, which generally tarps out success- | authority of the clergyman of Werrington, in Devon, I

to recovery, the chances are in favour of the madfal, as the best bearing tree in the orchard is selected (being on the borders of the north of Cornwall,) that the

man: for how very few are the instances of habi. for the purpose. It is attended with singing some least ears of corn are tied up into a curious figure, which verses applicable to the occasion ; heginping, Health they call “ a knack :" this is brougbt home with great tual drunkards being completely, or even partially, to thee, good apple-tree.' The potation consists of acclamations, the Jabourers shonting, “A knack, a

reformed! cyder, in which is put roasted apples or toast : when all knack, well cut, well bound, well shock'd !" &c. ; it is The following apologue or story is well known: have drank, the remainder of the contents of the bowl then bung over the table in the farmer's house, and kept -In the times of darkness and superstition, when are sprinkled over the apple-tree. The old Saxon term till the next year; its owner preserving it with the great evil spirits were supposed to have power over

wassail,' which is well known to imply drinking of est care, and refusing on any account to part with it. man, one of these malicious demons is said to health, is thus defined in the glossary to the Exmoor

have given his unbappy victim the choice of comdialect : 'A drivking-song song on Twelvıb-day eve,

Laurel and Peach Trees. At Castle Hill, the sea' or mitting the crime of drunkenness, or adultery, throwing toast to the apple trees in order to have a fruit | Earl Fortescue, in the parish of Filleigh, the Portugal

or murder.-Drunkenness was of course preferful year, which seems to be a relic of the heathen sacri.

ri. Jaurels in the shrubbery, are of a remarkable size ;* the
trunk of the sinallest of four is six feet seven inches in

red; as by far the least sinful. No human power fice to Pomona.' circumference ; that of the largest pine feet one inch ;

could have persuaded him to have stained bis

hands with blood. The Evil Spirit received this Origin of Waits.-Waits originally arose from musici- the spread of the branches of the latter is 135 feet in ans attending on great personages. mayors, and bodies circumference. In the kitchen garden is a peach tree of l determination with a malignant smile; and after corporate, generally fnrnished with superb dresses or

uncommon dimensions, reaching to the top of a 16 feet having stupified the reason over the festive bowl, splendid cloaks. In · Rhymner's l'ædera,' there is an ac

wall, and extending in length 37 feet It extended five and excited the passions of the miserable man, count of the establishment of the minstrels and waits in

or six feet further before it was checked by an opfavoura- | into that temporary phrenzy which drunkenness the service of the court, during the reign of Edward IV., ble season four years ago. It is now all bearing wood ; occasions, he first stimulated him to the commisThe account of allowances to the waits, at this carly pe- i the sort is the galante !

sion of adultery; and then, by a fatal train and riod, is as follows:- .

• It is a singular circumstance that laurel is more abundant in the parish of Wellington, io Salop, (from which the great Cap

conjuncture of circumstances, provoked and exasA Wayte, that nightelye from Mychelmas to Sbreve tain derives his title) than in any other part of England. perated him to the perpetration of murder !

Voda

WEEKLY DIARY.

and was preparing to swing myself into the saddle, when the air; you have but to point your piece at a certain

the intelligent creatare slowly turned its head and darted mark and pull the trigger, and, that done, the deace is DECEMBER

at me a look ! There was in it more than wbole in it if the shot can't take care of themselves.” A flasks lours of human language ; it was eloquence refined into of improved double-proof gunpowder and (spite of my

an essence which rendered words unnecessary ; its single inost earvest eutreaties to the contrary) a double-barrelled REMARKABLE DAYS.

glance spoke plainly of Weybridge and of Brighton Manton, with all his latest patent improvements, were SATURDAY 21.-Saint Thomas the Apostle. Downs! It combined all the forms of oratory, but per

delivered orer to me. Ordinary powder, or an indifsuasion and entreaty were its grent characteristics. ferent gun, would bave furnished me with somewhat of Thomas, surnamed Didymus, or the Twin, There was besides an appeal from the animal's con an excuse in tbe very possible cast of my failure ; nou, was a Jevp, and in all probability a Galilean. sciousness of his own strength to my consciousness of no chance was left me of concealing or disguising my There are but few passages in the gospel concern my weakness; and his mute oration concluded with an want of skill ; for, notwithstanding my confidence in the ing him. Thomas is said to have suffered martyr- exbortation, that I would spare him the pain of dis- facility of the operation I was about to perform, I still dom in the saine city, being killed by the lances lodging me from bis encumbered loins ; an event which, thought that the dexterity acquired by long practice of some people instigated by the Bramins.

considering my usual and involuntary deference to the might be of some little advant.ge. I requested ; I en. This is the shortest day, and is, at London,

will and caprice of my quadrupede companion, it would treated ; I could not think of appropriating to inyself the

be beyond all horse-ean power to avoid. To me, expe- / best gun in the collection. It was all in vain: I was the 7 h. 44 m. 17 s.; allowing 9 m. 5 s. for refraction.

rienced in these matters, all this was distinctly uttered. only Englishman of the party; the gnn had never set Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical

I found it would be useless to proceed ; so, submitting had a fair trial : I was to show wbat could be done with of things, the past is gone, the future is not

to the necessity of the case, I made a start, bent myself it, “ and," added Monsieur de V- in a wbisper. come, and the present becomes the past, even double, complained of a violent spasm, and hastily re-1" I wish to convince som

friends while we attempt to define it, and, like a flash of turned to my chamber. « C'est pour un autre jour," here, that the stories I have related to them of what I lightning, at once exists and expires. Time is said Monsieur De V- , as he motioned for Hector to bave seen performed by English sportsmen, are not altothe measurer of all things, but is itself immeabe led back to the stable ; and the equestrian bonour of gether apocryphal." surable, and the grand discloser of all things, | England survived another day.

Finding my situation to be without remedy, I loaded but is itself undisclosed. Like space, it is incon An hour or two after the departure of the cavalry, !|

may improved, double-barrelled Manton; and, deterprehensible, because it has no limit, and it would found myself sufficiently recovered to yuit my room, and

mined to keep certain odds in my favour, took care to be still more so if it had. It is more obscure in sallied forth to enjoy the country after my own fashion.

put in plenty of slot. “It will be bard," thought I, its source than the Nile, and in its termination I sat down first under one clamp, then another, strolled

“ if among so many one does not tell." We sallied

forth, and presently turned up a whole drove of parthan the Niger ; and advances like the slowest about the meadow, the farm-yard (taking a long turn to

tridges. avoid the stable), loitered by the side of a little winding tide, but retreats like the swiftest torrent. It

I hastily presented my piece, and fired in gives wings of lightning to pleasure, but feet of

among them at random, pulling both triggers at once. rivulet, betook myself to its rustic bridge, and indulged freely in the pontiul luxuries I have before alluded to;

I killed nothing, but, to my great surprise and satisfaclead to pain, and lends expectation a curb, but next I went to the kitchen ground, watched the opera

tion, lamed three poor devils. This piece of cruelty, enjoyment a spur. It robs beauty of her charms, tions of the gardener, and from him learnt the names of

however, was unintentional, for so far from aiming at to bestow them on her picture, and builds a movarious flowers; also to distinguish roots and plants wbile

such delicate marks as their legs or wings, I had no innument to merit, but denies it a house ; it is the growing, such as potatoes, asparagus, turvips, carrots,

tention of striking, in particular, apy one of their bodies: transient and deceitful flatterer of falsehood, but and others; which I was astonished to find so different

The effects of this, my first sporting effort, seemed to the tried and fi al friend of truth. Time is the from what they appear to be when served ap to table.

excite some astonishment among my brother sportsmeni

and well it might, for it astonished" me. One person most subtle yek the most insatiable of depreda- Several fruit trees, too, he taught me to tell one from

asked me, whether in England it was usual to fire among tors; and, by appearing to take nothing, is per- another, almost as readily by their forms and leaves as

the birds, as I had done, scarcely allowing them time to mitted to take all ; nor can it be satisfied, until | by the inspection of the fruit they bear ; the latter inode being so easy and obvious as to satisfy none but the

rise ; and another enyuired whether English sportsmen it has stolen the world from us, and us from the

Usually fired off both barrels at once. world. veriest cockney.

To this I careIt constantly flies, yet overcomes all

These are the true uses and pleasures

lessly replied, that “ some did, and some did not ;" things by flight; and although it is the present

of a visit to the country, at least they are all I amn, or
desire to be, acquainted with ; and in the enjoyment of

and proceeded to reload my parent, improved, doubleally, it will be the future conqueror of death. them did I pass the hours till dinner time.

barrelled Manton. Scarcely had I done this, when a Time, the cradle of hope, but the grave of am

At dinner, many were the expressions of regret at the

hare was perceived sitting at a very short distance : as a bition, is the stern corrector of fools, but the sam accident which had prevented my showing the party the

matter of politeness it was instantly pointed out to me. lutary counsellor of the wise, bringing all they English mode of taming the spirit of a high-blooded

I levelled my piece and pulled the triggers : it missed dread to the one, and all they desire to the other; horse ; and impatiently did they look forward to the

fire. This was, as they all said, a malheur; for tbe bare but like Cassandra, it warns us with a voice that morrow, when the exhibition might take place. So dia esca

escaped. But even a patent improved Manton will not

go ofl', uoless certain preparations are made to that end even the sagest discredit too long, and the silliest not I. In what was called the cool of the evening-the believe too late.

the truth is, I had forgotten to prime it; add to which thermometer, which for part of the day had been standWisdom walks before it, op

another little irregularity, I bad tbrast my wadding into ing at 94, being then about 83—a walk was proposed. portunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend, will have little to fear I thanked my stars that it was not a ride.

the barrels before I put in the powder.-My sight is After this,

weak, and of very limited span; this, as I am informed, from his enemies ; but he that has made it his

the evening was spent in the real French fashion. Every
body, old and young, set to playing at Colin Maillard

is a disadvantage in the field. It is not surprising, enemy, will have little to hope from his friends.' (blind-man's-buff ;) then Madame Saivt V- went to

therefore, tbat my third shot was directed against what I -(Colton's Lacon.) the piano-forte, and accompanied ber daughier, Made.

mistook for a living creature of some kind or other, but

which turned out to be a hat & labourer bad suspended moiselle Alphonsine, in some pretty French romances ; then every body jumped up to play at poss-in-the-corner;

on the branch of a tree. Luckily I did it no injory, and A COCKNEY'S RURAL SPORTS. then a game at ecarté was proposed, and while some were

Monsieur de V- , sopposing I fired at it merely

to create a laugh, and fired wide of it to aroid spoiling betting and others playing, a duet on the barp apd (Concluded from our last.) piano-forte was performed by Mademoiselle Adéle de

the poor pan's property, laughed most beartily, at the G- and her sister Virginie; then every body got

same time applauding me for my consideration. I wilThe reader may now form some idea of the state of up and danced (my spasms came on with greater violence

lingly left him in his error, and was proceeding to reload, my feelings as I approached the court-yard at Vilette. than ever ;) then every body called for sugar and water;

when a servant came running up to me with a letter. The ladies were specially invited to see me “ tarn and

The letter was from Paris, and Irés pressée being written and then every body retired. -.Wind” this antameable courser, à la mode Anglaise. In

I did not sleep well. I suffered an attack of night.

on the outside, the man thought it might be of sufficient great extremities slight consolations are eagerly caught mare. In my dreams ) saw Hector-I was on Brighton

importance to warrant bis interruption of my sports. It at. I had never yet tried to ride in France! This was Downs-at Weybridge. Nag's-heads passed in rapid

was of no sort of importance whatever, but, keeping not much to be sure ; yet it was suflicient to inspire me succession before me--centaurs---grotesque exaggera

that to myself, I made it my excuse to retard to the with the assorance that I should come out from the ordeal tions of the horse form-eved wooden hobby-borses, as

hoase in order that I might answer it by that day's post. at something less than the cost of a broken neck. The if in mockery of me, joined the terrific procession. As

So delivering my improved, pateat, double-barrelled very appearance of the animal added to my confidence. soon as day-light broke I arose, and scarcely was I

Manton into what I knew to be more competent hands, It was an immense horse, finely proportioned, nearly dressed, when Monsieur de V- came into my

I left the field amidst expressions of the deep regret of seyen feet tall from the ground to the crown of bis head, room : I expected to sce Hector walk in after him; but

my companions, at finding my specimens of English of a dark souff-colour, with a long bushy waving tail, it happened that Hector was not the sabject of his

shooting, like my exbibition of English borsemanship, and a beautiful head of hair floating loosely in the mornerrand. He and the other gentlemen were all going out

deferred till to-morrow. Happy was I when I found my ng breeze.* I had just put one foot into the stirrup, a shooting, and were only waiting for me. For me!

sell once more tranquilly leaning over the railing of any Under different circumstances this would have been a

dear little bridge, and consoling was the relection that, I take the liberty of suggesting, that the terms Mr. P. uses to describe the horse are not those current in the stable. There dreadful visitation upon me; as it was, I considered it as yet, the sporting honour of my country bad suflered

no impeacbment at my hunds; sjpce, for any thing my It would be said, that the horse was bay, brown, or cbesnut, of as rather a relief. I had never pulled a trigger in my so many hands high, and his beautiful head of hair would be life, except occasionally that of a pistol or an old musket, simply termed, the mane. " Floating loosely in the morning

• Sportsmen do not talk of turping op droves of partridges ;

they breeze," is a very pretty phrase, but highly inappropriate in for the mere pleasure of firing them off. “What then,"

they spring coveys. When P. has occasion to speak of numbers matters of pure jockeyship.-Printer's Devil.

I thought I," it is as easy to sboot at an object as to fire in l of oxen be may with safety use the word drones.-P.D.

friends knew to the contrary, I might, bad I but chosen , " Ah! mon cher," said he, “ I don't wonder at your in- Now was I once again left withoat any of those exto do so, have knocked down all the game in the arrón- patience ; but fine weather is retarniog, and then we'll cuses for failure, which, like an indifferent workman, dissement.

make up for lost time, nous nous amuserons bien, alle.z." I might have derived from the badness of my tools. The next day promised to be to me one of pure and The fine weather did indeed returu! The barometer had Hector was the best horse in France; my gun was a unmixed delight. What was my joy wben, on waking, now reached “ fair,” and was rapidly approaching to- patent improved double-barrelled Manton ; and my I heard the rain pouring down in torrents, with every wards “ set-fair.” Something was necessary to be done, fishing-tackle, plague on it! perfect and complete. To appearance of its beiog what is called a thorough set-in and that speedily. But what? I could not always add to my distress, the fish abounded; they had the rainy day. "Well,” thought I, “ I sball sec nothing of affect a sudden attack of spasms, nor dared I repeat my reputation of biting well, and be banged to them and the cursed horses and gaps to-day." We all met at uniotended joke of mistaking a hat for a partridge; I the only thing an angler could complain of was, that they breakfast, and I, by an unusual flow of spirits, revived could not reasonably hope for the arrival of a letter from bit so fast as to destroy the pleasure of the sport. Oa those of the rest of the party, rather depressed by wbat Paris always at the critical moment, and should I con- my way to the canal I endeavoured to reason myself into they unjustly stigmatized as the uplucky fall of rain. Ottinue to treat Madame Saint V like a child, by composure. “ Surely there can be no great difficulty deranged all their projects. But their regrets were allowing ber to win every game at billiards, my com- in what I am now about to perform : I have but to bail chiefly on my account: “How disappointing, how vexa- | plaisance would become an offence.

my book, throw it into the water, and the instant a fisha tions it must be to Monsieur that he can neither ride nor on the first morning of fair weather, I rose with a bites at it, pull him out.” From a sort of misgiving, shoot to-day!” By repeated assurances that I could for heavy heart. All right had I tossed about in my bed, however, which my best arguments failed to conquer, I once forego those delights, I sacceeded in tranquillizing unable to imagine a decent excuse for withdrawing my thought it prudent to dismiss Etienne, desiring him to them. No sooner was breakfast ended, than Madame self from my sporting friends. To confess my atter in- leave the basket (and they had furnished me with one Saint V- challenged me to a game at billiards, competency (apparently the most rational way of putting sufficiently capacions to contain Falstaff,) telling him I Ah ca, prenez garıle, Madame," said Monsieur de an end to my torments,) I felt to be impossible; I was wonld call him in the event of my hooking any fish beV- ," the English are excellent players.“My ashamed-Jaugh, reader, if you please, but I was youd my strength to manage. Monsieur De V- bad torments," said I to myself, ” are to know no end? ashamed to do so. Besides, the character of a keen not deceived me. Scarcely bad I thrown iny bait into Confound billiards ! I never played a game in my life. and expert sportsman had been thrust apop me, and, as the water ere it was caught at : I drew in my line apd. Well--one is not obliged to be an Admirable Crichton : matters stood, my most solemn protestations that I was found my hook void. A second, and a third, and a up to this time they take ine for an able horseinan and an unentitled to any sort of claim to it would bave been dis- twentieth, and a fistieth experiment succeeded in preexpert shot--surely that is enough, and I may venture believed, and, most likely, attributed to an overstrained cisely the same manner. I no sooner renewed my bait to confess that I know nothing of billiards."-I did so: and affected modesty. Yet something must be done, than it was parloined with perfect impunity. Had the I was praised for my modesty. I protested my ignor and, humiliating as such an arowal would be, should I cursed fry passed by it without designing to notice it, I ance : Melane assured me that she was not de la pre. boldly venture it? In the event of its being discredited, might have consoled myself with examples of similar miere force, and consented to take six points at the onset. should I shoot a favourite dog, or maim my friend, or occurrences; but to catch it, and give me fair notice of I persisted that I knew nothing of the game : Madame one of my friend's friends, to prove its veracity? So their intention to abscond with it by a gentle tug at my perceived that my objection to play against her arose desperate a case would warrant the application of a vio- line, was provoking beyond bearing; it would have exfrom my conscious superiority, and said that to make it leat remedy. I left my room without baving brought hausted the patience of Izaak Walton himself. Notagreeable to me, she would take eight points--nay ten. my mind to a decision, apless the gloomy resolution of withstanding my regard for Monsieur De V- , I began We proceeded to the billiard-room. “ Did I prefer the ruoning the hazards of the day is worthy the term. On to tire of feeding bis fishes; and suspected that I must Russian or the French game ?” Not knowing one from my way to where the party was assembled, I passed the be cutting a ridiculous figure in tbe eyes of the finpy the other, I left it entirely to the choice of Madame, garde-de-chasse : he was occupied in cleaning my Manton : tribe ; in short, that they were making what is valgarly who chose-I really can't say which. In the course of I beheld it with sach feelings as I should bave enter termed a dead set against me. I varied my manner; I about ten minutes' play, Madame counted seven, and I tained had I been condemned to be shot with it. The increased, I diminished, the quantity of my bait; I -as may be supposed-had not made a hit. My com-garde bowed to me with marked respect : Monsieur I tried different sorts ; now and then I tempted them with plaisance was the theme of general approbation. Pre- | Anglais bad been mentioned to him as a marvellous fine the bare book; but all was to no purpose. After four sently, striking my ball with force, it happened to strike shot, and he accorded me a fitting share of his estimation. hours of unrewarded efforts (in the course of which another, and by its rebound happened to strike a third, " Le vo'la-allons, vite-parlons," was the cry the

time I was once on the point of calling Etienne to assist and one of the three happened to roll into a sack at the

nto a sack at the instant I was perceived by Monsieur de V--. There
instanti

me in pulling in what proved to be a taft of weeds,) I corner of the table. Here I was overwhelmed with apwhelmed wiin ap- | was no mention of Hector ; that was something ; shoot

bad the mortification to find dangling at the end of my plause, and half-stunned with shouts of “ C' est adm.- ing was to be the amusement of the day. The patent,

line a wretched, miserable green gudgeon, two inches Table! Oh ! que c'est bien joué !My fair adversary improved, double-barrelled Manton was given to me,

long, which bad caught itself-I have not the vanity to remarked that hitherto I had been complaisant, but that aod I received it almost unconscions of what I was

suppose I caught it-apou my book. Thongh in itself now I was growing méchant. My complaisance, however, about. We had just reached the Perron, the double

worse than nothing, I received it as a promise of better soon returned, and in a few minutes she won the game, I flight of steps leading into the court-yard, when a

fortune, and threw the tiny fish into my buge basket, witboat my baving again made one ball strike another. thought flashed across my mind, as it were by inspira

whence, to say the truth, it looked an epigram at me. Nothing now was heard of bat my complaisance. Mation. I pounced opoo it with a sort of desperate avidity,

But this was the beginning and the ending of my prosdame Saint was charmed at my politesse: I had

and, as if delay would bave diminished its farce. I asperity. At the expiration of another four hours I was allowed her to win the game, playing only one coup just hastily gave it utterance. “I am not disposed to shoot

joined by Monsieur De V- On looking into the to prove what I was capable of doing ; but she begged to-day, I've just a wbim to go a fishing." " Parbleu !"

basket, he said that I had done right in sending the others that next time I would not treat her so much like a said Monsieur de V--,“ just as you will, my dear ;

up to the house. I assured him that the FISH be decbild, but put forth my strength against her, as she was in the country liberté entiére : I'll give you my own

tected at the bottom was the only one I had caught. He anxious to improve. The result of this was the proposal tackle.” Accordingly be re-entered the bouse, and pre

burst into an immoderate fit of laugbter, saying, be saw of a match for the next day between me and Monsieur sently returned with two or three rods, and different

through the jest at once : that I was a farceur, and had L- (a celebrated player), but with a particular kinds of lines, hooks, floats, &c. “There," said he,

thrown all the large fish back again into the caval as fast stipulation, that I should give him two points at starting. " you may now angle for what fish you choose, and

as I had drawn them out, for the sake of the caricature The day now went very rainily and pleasantly op, and I you'll find abundance of all sorts, great and small, in

of so small a fish in so large a basket. I insisted that was tolerably at my ease, except when, every now and the canal.” My delight at this relief is not to be des.

that one fish was the sole result of my day's labour. No, then, I was appealed to to decide some sporting ques cribed. I knew as little about angling as about shooting,

no. The English were expert anglers : the canal was tion, or settle some dispute concerning the breed and but, (thought I) by fishing, or seeming to fish, I am in

abundantly stocked, I had exbausted all my bait, and he management of horses. However, I contrived to get no danger of compromising my reputation ; I have seen

was certain of the trick. Goulard was ordered to cook through tolerably well considering, by saying little and many an angler, and expert oves too, sit, from morning

the hare. The plaisanterie of my one little gudgeon in shaking my head significantly- a method I have seen till nigbt, bobbing into a pond, and after all return with

the huge basket was frequently repeated in the course of adopted with success in much graver matters. an empty basket, their skill soffering no stain from their

dinner, and applauded as a most humourous jest. One For three or four days after this, it rained charmingly. I want or success. I have merely to say, as I have heard

of the party, howerer, observed, that thougb headThose showers were to me inore than figuratively the thera say, “ Curse 'em they won't bite,” But my de

mired the joke, he thought a matelote de carpe would have " pitying dews of heaven;" for thoagh each morning I ligbt was of short duration. Conceire my horror aud

been a better ; and proposed that, as I had deprived was threatened with the infliction of some new party of ceasternation, when I heard Monsieur de V- call

them of a service of fish, I should be punished by the pleasure on me, either à cheval or à la chasse, the state out to the cook, “ Mopsieur Goulard, you need not fri

deduction of half an hour from my next day's ride,

which time I should occupy in providing fish for the of the weather prevented the execution of the sentence. cassee the bare to-day, Monsieur P. is going to fish ; so Night and morning did I consult the barometer--(a Dol- you'll dress a pike or two à la maitre d'hotel, make a

dipper. lond suspended in the salle à manger), which for two wustelide of some of his carp, and fry the rest," Here Already was I soffering by anticipation the morrow's whole days pointed steadfastly to “ mach rain." My was dinner for a pariy made to depend upon the rather | torments, when a servant entered with a bundle of newssleep was tranquil, my spirits were buoyant. On the uncertain result o. my first attempt at angling! The papers and letter just arrived from Paris. Among them third day, to my great consternation, the faithless index misfortune was of my own seeking, and there was no was a letter for me. I read it, and, affecting considerwavered towards “ changeable.” My visits to the in- escape. Monsieur de V- recommended me to take able surprise and concern, declared that I must leave strument now became inore frequent, and had I had Stiense, the gardener's son, with me, to help me in uu Villette early the vext morning on business which would “ Argosies at Sea," I could not have watched its varia- hooking the large fish, else, said he, " as ihey are in admit of no delay. Entreaties that I would stay bat to tions with a more feverish anxiety. On one of these oc- such quantities, and bite so fast, you'll very soon be enjoy one day's shooting one day's trial of Hectorcasions I was roused from my musings hy a tap on the fatigued.” We separated : he and the rest to shoot were anavailing, I was resolved. But it was not withback. It was from the hand of Monsieur de V

hares and partridges, I to catch pike and carp.

( vat great difficulty that I succeeded in resisting Mon

P.

anders.

sieur De V- 's pressing offer to lend me Hector, to demanded intelligence of Roland. “I saw him whom they belonged, and trat he felt great pleasure in Carry me back to Paris, which mode of conveyance, he fall gloriously by my side, covered with wounds," being able to recognize the caps when he saw them from assured me, would save me much time, though I should said the knight Hildegonda turned pale at his home, though his knowledge extended no further than even sleep one night on the road, as Hector would dy

| words, and was motionless as a statue. Ten days : " this cap, Sir, is from No. 5, ...... street :- that. with me like an eagle.

afterwards she asked permission of her father to from No. 7, ...... street. --- Some of the gentlemen The next morning I took my departare, after having take the veil : and she entered the convent of

present, spoke in admiration of the beautiful streamers passed a week in unspeakable torments, where I had

; that sometimes wave so gracefully from these little toss expected to spend a month in tranquillity and repose :

Frauenworth, in an island in the Rhine. The :

e of finery; whilst others gravely observed, that the pracand by one of those whimsical chains of circumstances, Dishop of the diocese, who was her relation, tice was a bad one. And nroy

ith a certain preiudice in their allowed her to abridge her noviciate and profess many persons, with a ce

was no stranger to the little vanities of the ser, when favour, have been indebted for the reputation of possess- herself at the end of three months.

he pronounced so uneqnivocally, that "every woman is ing great talents, witbout ever having given any distinct Roland, who it seems had been left for dead on at heart a rake." manifestation of them, I left behind me the reputation of the field, and had afterwards recovered of his I shall now, Sir, leave the subject for the reflection being the most expert borseman, the surest shot, the wounds, came soon after to her father's castle, to , of your readers ; and in tbe fond hope that my remarks best and politest billiard player, and the most dexterons claim the hand of Hildegonda. In his grief at may induce some of them to become a little more angler, that had ever visited Vilette.

the tidings he received, he built a hermitage on a rational, I remain, Sir, your's,
rock immediately above the island of Frauen Dec. 11, 1822.

SCRUTATOR worth, and called it Rolandseck, (Roland's cor- ! THE HERMITAGE OF ROLANDSECK. ner.) Here he passed the remainder of his days,

LITERARY NOTICES. The Castle, or rather Hermitage of Roland-sitting at the gate of his hermitage, looking down seck, was christened after Roland. the gallant on the convent which held his beloved object.

" hew of Charlemagne who as the store coes. When the matin's bell roused him, he would rise

Early in January is announced, in an 8vo. volume, ro coes | When the matin's bell roused him, he would rise Travels in Ireland in the year 1822, exhibiting Sketches set out one day from his uncle's palace at Ingel- j and listen to the chanting of the nuns, fancying

en to the chanting of the nuns, fancying of the Moral, Physical, and Political state of that cous

of the M heim on a picturesque tour, on the banks of the he could distinguish the voice of his Hildego

of the he could distinguish the voice of his Hildegonda; try ; with reflections on the best means of improving its Rhine. He dropped in at the chateau of a valiant and when at night the lights glimmered in the condition. By Thomas Reid, Author of Two Voyages to knight, who received him with a friendly squeeze cells of the convent, his imagination saw Hilde New South Wales, &c. of the hand; while his daughter (who like other | gonda praying to heaven for him.

A Poem will shortly make its appearance, entitled young ladies in those good days, was not above

Two years passed in this manner had nearly Falearo; or, the Neapolitan Libertine :-in connesoconsumed his strength. Onc morning, looking

north One morning. Looking being useful) ran to fetch him some home-made

ration of the singular adventures, and diabolical propea. as usual down on the convent, some people were

sities of a celebrated Individual at present on the Conti. bread and wine. As she poured out the wine, digging a grave in the garden. Something whis

nent. with the grace of a Hebe, into a goblet adorned

This work, we understand, is written after the with the arms of the old Chatelain, and presented pered to Roland, that this grave was for Hilde

manner of Beppo and Don Juan, and contains about 110

stanzas. it with a blush to the nephew of the great king,

gonda. On sending to enquire, his conjecture The Entail ; or, the Lairds of Grippy. By the Aather he was struck with her beauty and modest grace;

proved true-he stood and watched the funeral

a true-he stood and watched the funeral of Annals of the Parish. and was soon surprised to find certain enigmatical procession; saw her corpse let down into the 1 Journal of a Horticulte sensations creeping about him which he had never

grave, and listened to the requiem chanted over Holland, and the North of France. By a Deputation of experienced before. His arm treinbled as he took

her-and he was found not long after sitting dead the Caledonian Horticultural Society. the goblet, and he involuntarily said to himself before his hermitage, his eyes turned towards the “ this never happened to me in the presence of the convent!

TO CORRESPOWDENTS. enemy, or when opposed to the thick swords of the Saracens.” At night Roland could not close

CORRESPONDENCE.

The Essay on Laws bele oor entire stock of patience in paiatut

exercise for at least two hours.--Its uncommon length is not his eyes, for the image of the beautiful HildeTO TAE EDITOR,

its greatest defect ; onr pen and thoughts were freely used to gonda, which stood constantly before him. In

give it connexion, point, and interest,-but, we are oböged to

SIR,--Good manners are generally a sore indication of the morning, when about to take leave, his kind

add, withont, in any measure, producing the desired effectgood sense, and are always pleasing to a mind of just In an essay upon a subject of such anplitude, and importano, host demanded his name. The modest Roland feeling and correct taste. They heighten very considera every objection should be supported with manly argument, blushed as he gave it, for it was the glory of the bly the pleasure of social intercourse and render delight

and nothing obscure, poerile, or ambiguous, shonld be al

mitted.-Therefore, the raillery of Voltaire is as irrelevant whole country; and the knight was so enchanted fal wbat otherwise would often be irksome and unplea the learned extracts which our correspondent has so profusely, at the distinction of his visitor, that he begged sant.

and injudiciously, interspersed.-He should keep in view that

our wish is to instruct and entertain ; pot to enter into the cut

In the female character nothing certainly can be more him to stay another day-Hildegonda said not a

parative merits of Monarcbies and Republics.-The law to word—but her looks were eloquent, and Roland attractive than that modest demeanour which is so pecu

lating to infanticide (which be improperly terms "abortion", wanted little persuasion. liarly characteristic of the sex, and which is usually the are equally out of our province; as is also his anintelligible

clause respecting “a wicked miscreant," and " man di offspring of well regulated passions and virtuous feelings. The fate of the young knight's heart was

paired intellect,” - wbich appears to us wholly gratuiton.decided by his stay, and he only waited for an Wbilst, on the contrary, nothing possibly can be more

The paper (if the author wishes it) shall be returned through | unseemly and disgusting, than an evident disregard of oor Liverpool agents. opportunity to declare himself. Such opportunievery form of decency and good breeding.

We entirely concar with “ B." on the subject of indecent plo ties generally present themselves and Roland,

These reflections were suggested to my mind the other cards; and can suggest no other remedy than that of indicting as he walked in the garden, found the young lady evening, on observing a practice which is now becoming ! the parties concerned, which might be done either og tilbe sitting in a pensive reverie, in which a. bolder very general in this town, and which, to say the least,

ground of TRESPASS by those interested in the property se

disfigured, or of NUISANCE by any person or persons determodern beau would have flattered himself he had | is indeed highly indecorous. I refer to the foolish cus

mined to extirpate the evil. a place. Roland's timidity, however, made him tom which many ladies have (for what reason I know not) | H. F. and J. M*K. of Bolton, awkward in accosting her; and the young lady,

of exhibiting their caps at their dressing-room windows; cnltivation of their respective talents, may, in a little time, to conceal her own embarrassments, stooped to

as if intended for public inspection. These coiffures of able to favour us with communications entitled to insertion. gather a rose just by. The knight begged her to

the ladies are generally boisted upon the pillars of the Mr. John Dimity is requested to call or send for a letter shish give it him-lamenting that as yet no emblem of

dressing-glass, and form a very conspicuous object for has been left for him at our office.

the gaze of all who pass the streets.-They are presented happy moments adorned his casque; and that to our notice sometimes in all the beauties of spring,

ERRATA.-Pg. 357, col. 1, line 12, for decrepid read decrepike when his comrades boasted the beauty and virtue

359, col. 9, line 51, for humble read tremble. ity ana virtue enveloped in lilies and roses :-at other times, in all the of their belles, he was obliged to look down and hoaryness of winter, a frostwork of fancy, in her hapbe silent. Hildegonda with a blush complied, piest moments. Here, then, we have something to ad

TO SUBSCRIBERS.--As sereral numbers of saying, as she presented it to him—“ All that is mire, a chaplet of yesterday ;-a diadem for to-morrow. the Iris are now nearly out of print, we beg. ** beautiful endures but for a moment.”—Roland But mark the contrast. Upon the other pillar of the suggest to those subscribers whose sets are no longer hesitated to declare his passion-they | glass we behold the vest of night; oftentimes visible perfect, the expediency of completing them tritaswore to each other eternal fidelity; and the only by the reflected light of its companion; a stranger out delay. knight promised to return immediately after the to day ; an inhabitant of darkness. Nor is this, Sir, campaign in Palestine, to lead his mistress to the

the most indelicate presentation that is sometimes made altar.

to the observer ; but enough of these follies for the pre- | Manchester : Printed and Published by HENRY SUIT,

sent. After Roland's departure, Hildegonda led a

The ladies, I am sare, will do well to desist from

St. Ann's Square; to whom Adrertisements and Cuts

nications for the Editor,' (post paid) inay be addressed. so foolish, so barbarous a custom. retired and pensive life.

AGENTS. The faine of her lover's This public exhibition of caps was the subject of con- Ardrick, R. Harwood. achievements reached her, and gladdened her versation the other eveping, in a party where I happened ' Ashton, T. Cunningham. heart. One evening a travelling knight demanded to be present, when a gentleman wittily remarked, that

Bolton, Gardner & Co.

Oldheim, W. Langbeit. hospitality at the castle. He had served in Char- he should be sorry to see the practice discontinued, as he

Bury, R. Hellawell; J. Kay.

Preston, L. Clarke, Derby, Richardson & Handford.

Rock ale, M. Lancashire, temagne's army, and Hildegonda trembled as she bow koew much more of the caps than of the ladies to Leeds, J. Heaton.

Stockport, T. Claye.

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