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BENEFITS ARISING OUT OF PAIN.
the excellent swallow of the Bristol editor, or acquired powers and senses. Ascending (as of his kind friend who furnished him with it is termed) the scale of existence, we find the anecdote, neither of whom, as we say in the elements of tuition begin to appear. The the stable, by any means required the assist- birds, for the most part, educate their young; ance of the balling-iron.- Fraser's Magazine. they lead them by short flights to seek their
food, and only abandon them after their
powers are fully developed. The same remark It is a curious circumstance, (says Dr. Gar. holds good of many of the quadrupeds. In nett,) in his lectures on Zoonomia,) that a
all cases, however, the powers arrived at are moderate degree of pain, when unaccompa
nearly the same, with each individual of a nied by fever, often tends to render the under. species. But when we reach the top of the standing more clear, lively, and active. This scale, how different ! The young of the is confirmed by the experience of people which is cominon to all mammalia, but also
human species receive not merely that tuition labouring under gout. We have an account of a man who possessed very ordinary powers of the fruits of the experience of all the
a distinct kind of education, which conveys understanding, but who exhibited the strongest ing generations. Man lives to add to that
precedmarks of intelligence and genius in consequence of a severe blow on the head; but that experience; and though his physical powers he lost these powers when he recovered from reach to their full developement, the entire man
knows nothing of maturity. Powers of which the effects of the blow. Pechlin mentions a young man, who, during a complaint origi. by us ; while we, in our turn, are opening the
our ancestors were ignorant, are now wielded nating from worms, possessed an astonishing memory and lively imagination, both of which way for other and more transcendent powers
to be employed by our descendants. The he nearly lost by being cured. Haller mentions a 'man who was enabled to see in the burrowing bee still uses the same instrument
to pierce the duwnright shaft, and to cluster night, while his eyes were inflamed, but lost this power as he got well. All these facts round it the beautifully smoothed cells. Still
she selects the hard-beaten soil, whence the show, that a certain action or energy is necessary for the performance of any of the would betray her labours. The sand-spider
wind may sweep the dust that otherwise functions of the body or mind; and whatever still uses the same cement to form the walls increases this action will, within certain of her retreat, and to weave her branchy net. limits, increase those functions.-(p. 91.)
But man is found at one time burying himself in the ground, at another tearing the rocks asunder to rear magnificent palaces.
Here he draws his sustenance froin the ocean, Of all the species of animals which exist on there he cultivates the ground ; here he the surface of the earth, man alone exhibits clothes himself in the skin of the wild beast, an excessive disparity in his attainments at there he wears the delicate web, and prides remote periods of his history. In animals, himself in the splendour of his apparel. each individual attains the complete use of With man there is no permanence; every all its faculties; and this, even though suc- thing is changing, and each season adds to cessive generations of the tribe be separated his powers and comfort. He seems to posfrom each other by a long lapse of time. sess an endless variety of appetites, that are With many animals, nothing in the shape of only called into action as opportunity offers instruction is needed. The insect tribes at for their gratification ; there lurks within him once proceed in the course that nature has an immense variety of powers, of which only designed for them. No sooner does the egg a few are called into active use by any indiviburst, than the larva sets itself about the dual. Among animals, the history of an business of its existence; it swims expertly individual is almost the history of the race; through the water, and seeks out its appro- but the story of the life of man is ever changpriate food. Led by an unerring instinct, it ing; and the mode of living of one nation approaches the surface of the pool, or climbs appears incredible to another. Man is posthe stalk of some aquatic planı; and ere the sessed of a highly muscular and pliable forin, spectator has time to mark the change, it capable of enduring long and vigorous exerlaunches off into an untried element, and is tion; the tenderness of his linbs prohibits undistinguished ainid the thousands that the direct employment of his powers. The have had the long experience of an hour. animals are invariably supplied with instruSome, again, wake to life in the tough bark, ments fit for the various operations they have and eat their vermicular way through the to perform. The bee has the proboscis to sap-wood; till, when the metamorphosis reach the nectary; the burrowing animals draws near, they suck the outer rind, cut it have claws for digging the earth, and the with their mandibles, elevate their elytra, beasts of prey for tearing their food. But unfold from beneath their delicate wings, man works by tools. The capability of em. and use with the utmost ease their newly- ploying inanimate matter, of making it, as it
COMPARISON OF MEN WITH ANIMALS.
CONSUMPTION OP STAPLE ARTICLES IN
were, a part of himself; is peculiar to man; to put off with promises ; the males received only faint traces of that power are to be per.. a respectful but manly denial. A conspiracy ceived among the animal tribes. In man it was, accordingly, projected by a dozen bon is completely developed; for, on reflection, vivants of Bath, against his peace and comwe at once perceive that almost every opera- fort. At home he was flooded with anonytion which we perform, is done by the assist mous letters : abroad beset with applications ance of tools of one kind or another.- Edin-, under every forın. The possession of this burgh Philosophical Journal.
secret was made a canker to all his enjoyments. At length, he discovered the design, and determined on revenge. Collecting the
names of the principal confederates, he inThe following is an accurate estimate of the vited them to dinner, promising to give them home consumption of England in the great the receipt before they departed—an invistaple articles of commerce and manufactures. tation which was joyfully accepted. Quin Of wheat, fifteen million quarters are annu
then gave a pair of his old boots to the ally consumed in Great Britain; this is about housemaid to scour and soak, and, when a quarter of wheat to each individual. Of sufficiently seasoned, to chop up into fine malt, twenty-five million bushels are annually particles, like minced meat. On the appointed used in breweries and distilleries in the Unit. day, he took these particles, and pouring ed Kingdum, and there are forty-six thousand them into a copper pot, with sage, onions, acres under cultivation with hops. Of the spice, ham, wine, water, and other ingrequantity of potatoes, and other vegetables dients, composed a mixture of about two consumed we have no accounts. Of meat, gallons, which was served up at his table as about one million two hundred and fifty thou- Siamese soup. The company were in transsand head of cattle, sheep, and pigs, are sold ports at its flavour; but Quin, pleading a during the year in Smithfield market alone, cold, did not taste it. A pleasant evening which is, probably about a tenth of the con
was spent, and when the hour of departure sumption of the whole kingdom. The quan. arrived, each person pulled out his tablet to tity of tea consumed in the United Kingdom write down the receipt. Quin now pretended is about thirty million pounds annually. Of that he had forgot making the promise; but sugar, nearly four million hundred-weights, his guests were not to be put off, and, closing which is a consumption of twenty pounds for the door, they told him in plain terms, that every individual, reckoning the population at neither he nor they should quit the room till twenty-five millions : and of coffee about his pledge had been redeemed. Quin stamtwenty million pounds are annually con
mered and evaded, and kept them from the sumed. Of soap, one hundred and fourteen point as long as possible; but when their million pounds are consumed : and of candles, patience was bearing down all bounds, his about a hundred and seventeen million pounds. reluctance gave way. “ Well, then, gentleOf clothing, we annually manufacture about men,” said he, “ in the first place, take an two hundred million pounds of cotton wool, old pair of boots-"-"What! an old pair which produces twelve hundred million yards of boots !”—“The older the better.”—(They of calico, and various other cotton fabrics ; stared at each other.) Cut off their tops and of these we export about a third, so that and soles, and soak them in a tub of water eight hundred million yards remain for home (they hesitated)--chop them into fine parconsumption, being about thirty-two yards ticles, and pour them into a pot with two annually for each person : the woollen manu. gallons and a half of water.”—“Why, Quin," facture consumes about thirty million pounds they simultaneously exclaimed, “ you do not of wool.- Quarterly Journal of Agriculture.
mean to say that the soup we have been drinking was made of old boots !”—“ I do,
gentlemen,” he replied, “my cook will assure The Gatherer.
you she chopped them up.” They required
no such attestation ; his cool, inflexible exQuin, in his old age, became a great gour. pression was sufficient; in an instant horror mand ; and, among other things, invented a was depicted in each countenance. composition which he called his Siamese
W. G. C. Soup, pretending that its ingredients were principally from the East. The peculiarity to the king, has the word shoc, or gold, pre
Among the Burmese, everything belonging of its favour became the topic of the day: fixed to it,"gold being among them the type The rage at Bath was Mr. Quin's soup; but as he would not part with the receipt, this of excellence; and the king is never menstate of notice was highly inconveniert; every
tioned but in conjunction with that precious
metal. person of taste was endeavouring to dine with him; every dinner he was at, an apo On the return of Count de Segur from logy was made for the absence of the Siamese America, he brought a negro boy with him, soup. His female friends Quin was forced and as they passed through the highly culti
vated environs of Brest, the boy burst into a * temporaries; all great thoughts have been loud laugh, and seemed scarcely able to con- received as strangers in the world.- Ibid. tain himself for joy. “Why, Aza," said the
Introducing Songs.—There was a farce count, “ what has come to you ?" Only called “ Gretna Green,” acted some fifty old see, master! only see !" rejoined the boy, years ago at the Haymarket, in which it was roaring with laughter, and pointing to the judged advisable fur Mr. Bannister, (we fields, where a number of peasants were busy rejoice to hear that he is yet alive, and in digging ditches;
" the whites are at work, good health,) who enacted the lover, to sing I declare they are working just as we do!”
a song called The Siege of Gibraltar.” We Newspaper Reporting.–When the tax on forget the precise words, but, speaking of newspapers, proposed by Mr. Pitt, in 1789, some difficulty in which he found himself, was under discussion in the House of Com- he was made to say, in complaining of it, mons, Mr. Drake said that he disliked the “I declare one might almost as well have tax, and would oppose it from a motive of been at the Siege of Gibraltar” -up struck gratitude, for the gentlemen concerned in the orchestra, and in two minutės hë was writing for them had been particularly kind singingto him: they had 'made him deliver many September the 13th, proud Bourbon may moum, well-shaped speeches, though' he was convinced he had never spoken so well in his whole life.
Or perhaps a better precedent for the manner A young preacher, who was holding forth in which the duet is introduced, may be in a country congregation, with rather more found in the Duke of Buckingham's *** Re- . show, in the opinion of soine, than substance;. hearsal,” where one of the Kings of Brent after discussing certain heads in his way, he ford saysinformed his audience that he would conclụde
“ Now then, to serious counsel let's advance. with a few. reflections. An old man who seemed not highly gratified, gave a signi: "I do agree-bat first let's have a dance.
And the other answers— ficant shrug of his shoulders, and said in a
Athenæum. low tone of voice, “ Ye need na fash, there. will be plenty of reflexions, I'se warn ye,
A collector waited on a penurious person, though ye dinna make ony yersel.",
and solicited his contribution for a public im.
provement :-“I would advise you to part Spanish Epitaph.—The following is a sin. with what you can well spare,” said the col. gular epitaph :- Here lies Don Martin John lector. “You can enable me to do that,” Barbuda, grand-master of Alcantara, who
replied the churl; “ your company can be never knew what ;fear was.”—Charles V. of
well spared.” Germany, on reading the conceited lines, remarked that Don Martin had, probably, never to limit the privilege of franking, was sent
Franking.-In May, 1784, a bill, intended. snuffed a candle with his fingers. J. A.
from the Parliament of Ireland for the royal Quills are the pinions of one goose, and approbation. It contained a clause, that any are sometimes used to spread the o-pinions member, who from illness or any other cause, of another.
should be unable to write, might authorize Duelling:-At a late duel, in Kentucky, another person to frank for him, provided the parties discharged their pistols without that, on the back of the letter so franked, the effect: whereupon one
the seconds inter- member should give a certificate, ; under his fered, and proposed that the combatants own hand, of his inability to write. J. A. should shake hands. To this the other second Several of our young men of fashion have,' objected -as unnecessary: “For,” said he, it is said, lately adopted the plan of having “their hands have been shaking this half- their clothes made without pockets ; and, as hour."
J. A. their tailors allege, for the best possible · The Greek women of Asia are chef
J.A. dæuvres of creation – imagination, grace, and voluptuousness sparkle in 'their eyes.
With the present Number, The female Greeks of the Morea and the
A SUPPLEMENT Isles have fresh-looking but hard featurés ;
containing the and their eyes, dark and fiery, want the sweet, Spirit of the Annuals for 1836; languishing expression which bespeaks mild. With a fine, LARGE Engraving from the ORIENTAL ness and sensibility. The eyes of the one Annual, Notices and Unique Extracts, Tales, and race may be likened to ardent coals ; those of Poetical "Pieces, from the FORGET-ME-Nor, FRIENDthe other to a lambent flame veiled by humid ship's OFFERING, and the LANDSCAPE ANNUAL. vapours.—De Lamartine.
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SPIRIT OF THE ANNUALS FOR 1836.
The two principal were extremely pretty, The Oriental Annual. with figures of the most delicate symmetry.
They wore silk trousers of a pale scarlet, gå. [This volume completes the first series of the thered round the ankles, below which a thin, work, describing Scenes in India. It is, in gold bangle embraced the small, delicate leg. every particular, equal to its predecessors: the From these were suspended minute, silver engravings have rather advanced than retro- bells, that kept a gentle and by no means graded, and the letter-press abounds with disagreeable tinkling, as these oriental figu. entertaining, descriptive variety: Of the for- rantes went through the various evolutions of mer we are enabled, by permission of the their native dances. Upon the upper part of publishers, to present the reader with a speci- their persons they wore white jackets closely men on the prefixed page.
fitted to the shape, terminating in a short The Illustrations are twenty-two in num- skirt, which descended loosely over the hip, ber, as heretofore, from drawings by Daniell. but was left open in front, so as to expose the Five of them have been engraved by Bran- trousers ; under this jacket a transparent dard, two by John Page, and the remainder petticoat hung as far as the knee. Over the by the best engravers employed on the former. head and shoulders was thrown a veil of beauWe will endeavour to characterize them; tiful, thin gauze, which crossed the bosom, though their delicate execution and high finish and, when spread open, was made occasionmust be seen to be appreciated-as the Har- ally to hide the entire figure of the dancer; bour of Mascat, with its horseshoe range of at each corner was a rich tassel of gold or rocks; Fort Jellali, and its beautiful Hindoo silver bullion. This veil the nautch girls masonry; the Adjutant on a Mangrove, an
manage with great grace and skill in their exquisite vignette; the Rich Mahomedan, dances, one while peeping from beneath it smoking his hookah in a veranda of his with an arch expression of unequivocal meanprincely, magnificent mansion; the Choultry ing, at another exposing the whole counteat Madara, the most remarkable structure of nance, beaming with a radiance that only its kind in Hindostan ; the Temple at Tril. makes the beholder regret that so much chengur, one of the most elegant specimens beauty should be allied to so much depravity. of Hindoo architecture in this part of the The eye is usually lit up with earnest animapeninsula; the venerable Brahminee Bulls, tion, every feature being refulgent with exwith their loads of consecrated flesh, sleek pression, that, but for the revolting leaven of and fat to excess; the young, superbly dressed sensuality which appears to give it life, would Hindoo woman of high caste; the Banks of be entrancing to gaze and to dwell upon. the Baliapatam River, with the palace of a Nothing can exceed the transcendent native chieftain on a romantic hill ; a delight- beauty, both in form and lineament, of these ful seclusion on the Coast of Malabar, with degraded women, whose lives are as aban its tall trees and mirroring water; the Coorg doned as their persons are frequently enchant: Rajah's park, with Ceylonese or Moose Deer, ing. Although generally accompanied by and a gigantic pine-apple; the terrific Fight the most debauched of their sex, they are, between a Buffalo and Lion, the former larger nevertheless, continually engaged at large than a Durham ox; the Monkey and Crow; entertainments, even by Europeans, for the the Mountain Shore near Mascat, its curious, purpose of amusing their wives and daughters, conical rock and Mahratta pirate-boats; Bom. as well as the wives and daughters of their bay Harbour, with its graceful cocoa-nut trees guests. It must be confessed, however, that in the foreground, and the town clearly seen ; when they are admitted into houses to perthe Tomb of the Patan Chief at Delhi, with form before persons of character, they never, its ample dome; other Patan Tombs, with in the slightest degree, offend against prodomes and minarets, the caparisoned Ele- priety ; upon these especial occasions, nophant, and attendants ; the colossal Elephant, thing can be more modest than their dress # hewn out of a rock” at Elephanta; the and demeanour, while the gentle grace of celebrated Cave there; and the stupendous their movements and attitudes is often unriCaves at Salsette. These note lines may valled. Their dances, generally speaking, convey some idea of the varied picturesque- are much more decent than those encouraged ness and striking interest of the Engravings, in the theatres of Europe, which young and which altogether form one of the finest col- innocent girls are permitted to behold and lections yet presented to the patrons of the applaud without a blush. graphic art.
The great charm 'of the Indian dances conWe shall next quote a few extracts, anec sists almost wholly in those elegant attitudes dotic and descriptive, as specimens of the which they allow the dancer to display. You information and amusement of the volume, see no prodigious springs, no vehement pirouelited, as before, by the Rev. H. Caunter, ettes, no painful tension of the muscles, or B.D At a splendid entertainment at Tan- extravagant contortions of the limbs; none ore, were introduced several]
of that exquisite precision of step and pedal