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this eventful scene, as Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. For own language, than to dispute about the manner in which latter is but seldom in the power of a pedantical student ; is reason, those passages which refer to foreign powers their predecessors bad expressed themselves..
because, though he lives in the world, he does not live with par to me particularly interesting. And his relation The Romans quoted the Greeks, because the Romans it: he is always regretting the past, and, looking for ever
the manner in which the news of the death of King were tyros in arts and sciences; and, like all beginners, down the stream, he barks with disappointment, like the Dalles was received, by the “ kings and princes of Chris. they were highly delighted with what little they had dog in the fable, who dropt what he held in his mouth to dom," seems to contain much matter for reflection. learned, and very anxious to show it; but they were not snap at a shadow. He has renounced the manly simplibe first idea that occurs would be, that the monarch, quite so foolish as to make their quotations in public. city of his mother tongue, without being able to attain kose decease had excited so little sensation amongst his Cicero treated his friend Atticus with Greek passages, but the classical embellishments at which he was aiming, biey al brethren, had been regarded by them with feelings he knew that they would be understood : he would never cause it is much easier to imitate defects than to seiz: Gilar to those excited by the man ridiculed by Horace, have thought of using them in an address to the people at beauties; and, also, because what is a beauty in Latin may
one whom “Omnes, vicini oderunt.”. On further large, or in his transactions with persons who were not be a defect in English, on account of the difference in the boaght, however, the subject appears in rather a different likely to be acquainted with the Greek language. origin and genius of the two languages. ight
. The execution of a neighbour would, amongst pri- In modern times quotations were introduced with the Dr. Johnson once said, “ The old black letter books ste individuals, exeite much strong sympathy. But the revival of literature, because knowledge could then only are rich in matter though their style is inelegant, wonder. olitical position of Great Britain might naturally make be obtained by means of the ancient languages; and, as fully so, considering how 'conversant the writers were with e an object of jealousy; and, therefore, the continental none of the modern idioms was either sufficiently culti. the best models of antiquity.” If the Doctor had not bers would shew more indifference. In another point vated, or sufficiently general, to serve as means of commu- been very partial to classical lore himself, this would not f view, however, it seems, that the rulers of Europe could nication among the learned, the classics were naturally have appeared wonderful to him ; since (for the aboveicarcely Gf ve suppose them possessed of common powers adopted by all nations as the common standard, and as mentioned reasons) it was extremely natural. The native of reflection) view such an event without apprehension. the medium through which explanations might be given : vigour of his own mind preserved him from becoming It was an alarming precedent, and, if " by a Divine in every one, interfering in literary matters, was supposed to a inere imitator in his practical compositions; but his tinct men's minds mistrust ensuing danger, their apathy be acquainted with the ancient languages, and, conse- theory was very far from faultless ; for both his dic. bems almost unaccountable. But, as mankind, in those quently, there was no affectation in using them whenever tionary and his grammar exhibit most lamentable tokens ines, were more slow in acting upon general principles it might be found convenient : it was not assuming a of his baving often in vain sought at Rome and Athens, an they are at present, perhaps our ideas, being liable to superiority over other people, for none were likely to med what he might have had quite ready at home, le influence of existing circumstances, may lead us to dle with the performance but such as were familiar with Sept. 27, 1824. ANTI-BARBARUS, JUNIOR. Ferrate the danger. General impulse was then very slowly its language. Even so late as in the times of the Specsquired, and it most frequently subsided in the nation tator and the Rambler, reading was, in a great measure, which it first roused to motion, before its effects could confined to people who had received a classical education ;.
Chit Chat. each surrounding states. Men in those days were and the learned editors of the just named works com. for is making deductions ; being comparatively unen- mitted no impropriety by opening sometimes the stores An Irish gentlemen having been found one day by a ghtened, their conviction was to be reached only through of their classical acquirements for the benefit of their sub- friend practising with his sword against the wainscot, be ett feelings, and unless something, which manifestly scribers, whose memory they might refresh with pleasing re- fore dinner, and being asked the reason for his assiduity si immediately touched them, moved the sluggish mass collections, whilst their own well known and acknowledged to-day that I expect I shall quarrel with."
at this exercise, replied, I have some company coming thought and action, they were, generally, indiferent proficiency in those matters placed them above the suspicion what passed around then. Hence events occurred of quoting merely for the sake of making a show. In the
A few years since, the proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens hen, with only partial effects, which would, in these days, meantime the success of their works was not owing to their a new carver in that department of harmless anatomy:
lost his celebrated carver of hams, when he advertised for sve shaken "more than half the globe.”
quotations, but to what they produced themselves, and they One of notoriety applied, when the worthy proprietor asked The continental powers cannot, however, be more deem- rendered the continuation of classical allusions unnecessary, him how many acres he could cover with one fine ham, 4 indifferent to each other's movements; perhaps they by showing
how plainly and elegantly good ideas could be upon which he replied " he did not stand upon an acre or lave learned caution from experience. Mach more might be said upon this subject, which sists in using scraps from old works, instead of telling his told he was the very fellow for that establishment,
cut away for the benefit of the concern and all mankind. was, when deeply considered, to merit attention ; but I own tale, he shows his ignorance rather than his learning, wish rather to excite the reader's thoughts, than to antici- unless he do it for the sake of foiling a pedant with his Efect of a Name.-The Westminster Review compares date bis reflections.
own weapons. If such should be his object, the intention the complacency with which Novel-readers peruse Red. Z. would justify the means; for pedantry being a public gauntlet and Si. Ronan's Well, because they are " by the
Author of Waverley," to the force of association by which * See Clarendon's History, book ix vol 4, p. 748, In edition nuisance, nothing should be left untried to effect a cure. before, et aliti passim.
" the pippin-eating world persisted in devouring and com. In ordinary cases, however, the vernacular tongue will be mending their golden pippins when the grate was worn
quite sufficient, and it is wrong to use any other in pub- out, and long after they had degenerated into absolute LEARNED QUOTATIONS.
lic. We know that it is considered as rude or affected crabs.” And the Reviewer appends, in a note, the folwhen people do (without necessity) speak a language lowing pleasant anecdote on the subject :- Lord Cwhich is not understood by the whole of the company; pippins
the last fruit of the last tree of the legitimate
had the pride and happiness of possessing the last of the Bl-Perceiving that your last number contains a and, on the same principle, it is uncivil to use it in writing stock ; and the eyes of the whole pippin-earing world were sete veprimand, which one of your classical correspond. The readers whom a man addresses are his company for turned to this pippin as their sole hope and stay. His pls has addressed to yourself and your compositors, for the time being ; and when he knows, before hand, that Lordship, judging the responsibility of raising up fruit leged negligence in printing some of his learned quota- the greater part of them will not understand what he says, solved to send it to the Horticultural Society. It chanced 195, I take the liberty of making you acquainted with I think him highly blamable for saying it at all: if he is that at this period he was visited by a prince of the blood, I act of courage which has lately been performed by the convinced of advancing nothing but what is true and in and after dinner so unique a treasure as the last of the liter of a respectable London magazine, and which ap- telligible, why
does he not make it appear so to others ? pippins was produced for his Royal Highness' inspection, est to me worthy of your imitation. In the number of if he will not, he should not raise expecta tions which he carefully enclosed in a globe of glass; when, to the infiAugust, there is the following declaration :-“Our does not mean to fulfil, and if he cannot, he should not pite discomposure of his noble host, the royal Duke deli. ddlers in general are not pleased with critical analysis, publish at all: there may be now and then a passage safe keeping, and having considered it well, conveyed it Rt canbot be made out without introducing the dead which cannot be translated with the same brevity and to his mouth, thus filling with unspeakable dismay the Pguages; and the proffered communication is better neatness which it has in the original; but the meaning of pippin-eaters in company, who saw all their hopes of pipa pted for the Classical Journal than for our magazine." it must be transferable in some shape or other, and if ping vanishing down the royal throat. At the pathetic This appears to me very proper and sensible conduct ; the learned scholar is- incapable of hitting upon any, he entreaty of Lord En, however, his Royal Highness it is really astonishing that the Gothic and barbarous will do better by continuing his own studies, than by un- there sprang a race of pippins.
was prevailed upon to disgorge a pip, and from that pèp it of quoting has not long since been abolished. The dertaking to direct those of others. seks never quoted, altbough they certainly had not in. A mere display of learning shows no more the real fa. General Fawcett once asked an Irishman, at Munich, ented all that they said and did: they had been pre. culties of an individual than the vigour of his body would if he would fight for a Foreign Crown? “ Aye, or for tied by people whose experience and industry had un. be proved by a list of the dainties upon which he feeds : half-a-crown either," said Paddy. subtedly been very profitable to their successors ; but by going with grace and facility through some of your
A lady who had just been three days married, perceivle Athenians thought it do part of their duty to repeat, gymnasia, he would make his strength much more conspi. ing her husband enter, stole secretly behind hinı and gave rever and anon, what they had learned from others; cuous than by his bill of fare; and, just so, he would best him a kiss. The busband was angry, and said she offended ey found it much more rational to put their acquired demonstrate the healthy state of his mind, by treating his against decency, “Pardon me," exclaimed she, “ I did Howledge into practice, and to give perfection to their fellow citizens with good English. Unfortunately the not know it was you!"
TO THE EDITOR.
REVIENS A MOI!
le; Il t'a-ba
Long-tems, dans mes brûlants transports,
En t'accusant de perfidie,
De ton cæur j'ai redit les torts;
Mais tu souffres, je les oublie!
Fortune, amour, tout est à toi ;
J'ai tout gardé pour te le rendre ;
Ne rougis pas de le reprendre :
Reviens à moi ! reviens à moi! * For an original Translation of this song, see the next page.
more diminutive, for the million like them not ;-—there formance of King John, indeed, we then thought an excep. are players, we say, who need no devices blazonry, tion to the general remark, that Mr. Macready had failed to remind them that their acting should, in all things, in every character of Shakspeare's he had attempted. On conform to nature ; that their vocation is not mere the present occasion, his mode of speaking and his deporttrickish art, but should be artless : and amongst ment in all the scenes, until his first interview with Huthe number of this little band of histrionic worthies bert, were good, and, in several instances, excellent. His we include Mr. TERRY. Than this gentleman we scene with the Legate and the French King, particularly, are acquainted with few performers possessing a more was a master-piece of acting; uniting the vigorous and
| legitimate requisition to public patronage; and yet, to our the chaste in a high degree. As a whole, however, it was Poetry.
shame be it said, his benefit, resembling that of his fellow- a performance decidedly inferior to Mr. Macready's repreworthy, Dowton's, was next to profitless. What! can it be sentation of this character last year. Towards the close of that in Liverpool merit like Terry's
should realize only a be- the play, more especially, he seemed to have entirely lost LOVE.
nefit of paltry EIGHTY POUNDS?. when Miss M. Ham- sight of King John, and of his own better genius.
mersley commands half as much more, and Mr. Blanchard It was a form of beauty bright,
As Virginius, Mr. Macready was, as usual, easy and takes in dudgcon ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY. Last pleasing in the earlier domestic portion of the play; cold, All dazzling to behold;
season, we presume, this latter gentleman conceived his and rife with stage-trick, in the latter and impassioned It was a ereature of delight,
peculiar powers (they are the powers of a very actor, both part of it. We freely confess our pleasure in the palpaFramed in angelie mould:
on and off the stage) duly appreciated. The immediate ble failure to produce the effect intended by his delivery And round about the heart it wound,
subsequence of his benefit in 1823 was a condescending of " I thank thee, Jupiter, I am still a father.” Efforts In wily fetter strong,
“CARD,” thanking the public very sillily, and as ful- of this kind, to catch applause, constitute great blemishes And held, in gentle thraldom bound,
somely, for having unexpectedly, nor he nor they knew in Mr. Macready's acting. He appears not content to reThe captive bosom long; why, enriched him and fooled themselves.
ceive it for a correct recitation, and a natural delineation
“Can such things be, And roses wreathed the victor's chain,
of his part; but must strain every nerve to extort it by un
And overcome us like a summer's cloud, And Hope, erulting, smiled;
expected and unnatural pauses, or by suddenly lowering
Without our special wonder?" And oh! so soft her syren strain,
the voice from its utmost altitude to tones at once the most But, like Dowton, Mr. Terry has probably more respect common-place and colloquial. This modern, illegitimate She soon the heart beguiled.
for himself and for his vocation, than, wittingly, to de mode of elocution, while it may and does excite applause But when that heart Love's image took,
grade either the one or the other by the despicable means to a certain extent, never fails to make the judicious And throbĐd with answering tone,
frequently employed to make a benefit. Make a benefit! grieve;" and that in the same ratio with the celebrity of Oh! then the god his throne forsook, How ? Mark:
the actor adopting it. We have represented Mr. MaAnd seorned the prize his own.
cready to be cold in the impassioned scenes ; and as an And Hope grew pale, and soon, afar,
My Dear ***,- I crave the pleasure of introducing to your illustration of this remark, would instance his long and Rescught her haleyon nest;
kind offices Mr. — who visits your famed "good old freezing pauses in that where Virginius, to save his Then was the madding passions' war,
town," professionally. He is the boon companion of most daughter's honour, kills her. During Mr. Macready The farewell hour of rest.
convivial people here, and a very agreeable fellow, I assure drowsy enactment of this, in itself, truly affecting scene,
you. Pray be civil to him, which will occasion for yourself the audience manifested very general symptoms of fretAnd man shall, aye, a traitor prove
much amusement, and greatly oblige yours, very truly, ful impatience; an effect the very reverse of what he And woman vainly weep;
was desirous of producing, and by which, we hope, he For a moeking shade is mortal love,
Such, reader, is the principal machinery, which, once knows how to profit. Idle as dream of sleep:
well in motion, seldom fails to make a benefit. We have On Wednesday Mr. Macready sought our suffrages as And sooner shall the peering wind
the original of the above delectable fool-trap now in our the representative of Damon, a part" written expressly Inconstant cease to be,
possession, and have known persons come from the me- for him," and, of course, written to exhibit to all possible Than love in lasting bondage bind,
tropolis destitute of any other recommendatory qua- advantage every thing there is of excellence in his actMan's heart of treachery.
lity than a pocket well lined with some such polite ing. To say that it does this is saying but little in Mr. Liverpool
G. invitations to become charitable. Should any of us Macready's praise ; for we would have him adapt his
ever be so pitifully besought to give alms again, powers (which are certainly of a high order) to characters
we promise the applicant not to pocket the affront that already exist in the poetical world of the drama, and, ORIGINAL TRANSLATION OF THE FRENCH SONG.
so quietly as on a recent occasion; so thoroughly are we by such means, win a fair and lasting fame, rather than
disgusted with these mean attacks on our purse-strings, submit to have new creations, formed and fitted to what The wreteh that has stolen thy heart,
that another similar invocation to be "civil" will assuredly costs him nothing-his peculiarities. To weage me has faithless become;
superinduce us to "publish and shame the rogues.” But Forsakes thee, and smiles that his art
Mr. Macready on Thursday evening, appeared as Caius Terry has not been unfortunate in his benefit alone. His Gracchus, in the new tragerly of that name; " written," & treacherous maid has undone.
rencounter with the management is reported to have pro- as the bills of the day very obligingly inform us, "exThat rival unworthy of thee, At him thy proud heart should rebel;
cured for him a tolerably significant intimation that, under pressly for him." The author, Mr. Sheridan Knowles, Forget and return unto me,
the existing administration, he need not expect another seems to have taken extremely accurate dimensions of Mr.
engagement in Liverpool. For Mr. Terry's spirited re- M.'s powers, for they are, to their utmost extent, laid Who lord and still love thee too well
prehension of the clamorous gentry behind the scenes, the under contribution in this most novel play. Macready's Oh! banish the wretch from thy sight,
public are much indebted to him, but it was a liberty, exertions, to embody his conception of Caius, were strenuThat cause of thy cruel alarms;
they say, the managers could not brook; and we cer- ous and greatly successful; evincing declamatory and He never can value aright,
tainly think he should first have spoken to them on the physical qualifications assuredly equal to those of any For he feels not the worth of thy charms.
subject of this joint annoyance to himself and to the audi- actor on the stage, and exhibiting them to all possible ad Retarn, oh! return then to me,
ence. Perhaps he had done so in vain, in which case the vantage. But we must here take leave to denounce this My heart is still constant, and yet
managers and the noisy ones have each been very pro- gentleman's propensity to that violent respiration in which Best ever remain so to thee,
perly held up to what may be termed the reproof notorious. he so uniformly indulges. It is a most odious custom” of For I struggle in vain to forget.
“to wilful men,
his, "more honoured in the breach, than the observance;"?, Hos often, recalling thy vow,
The injuries that they themselves procure,
a practice creating in an audience a sensation of absolutedisHave I cors'd thee with bitter disdain ;
Must be their schoolmasters."
gust, especially accompanied as it invariably is by such tu But I see thee in sorrow, and now
The Editor of the Kaleidoscope has more than once multuous, nay, outrageous vibrations of the breast and My heart springs to meet thee again.
arisen up in his place, and in the spirit of his nobility shoulders, as are at once a libel on his taste, common Return, oh ! return then to me,
ejaculated “not content" to our notions of Mr. Vanden- sense, and ideas of decency. Every evening have we My love none but thee shall partake;
hoff. Like some few other similar dissentients, the Editor witnessed, not merely the critics of the pit convulsed with I've guarded my fortune for thee,
of the Kalcidoscope has not, in fact, seen Mr. Vadnenhoff. partially suppressed laughter, but the fair ornaments of the And only with life will forsake.
On a late occasion, however, the Editor had an oppor- boxes have turned aside their heads from the stage, with tunity of witnessing, partially, of what Mr. Vandenhoff an expression of loathing, of which Mr. Macready can
is capable; and we should very much like to be favoured have no conception. For ourselves, we can liken this un The Drama.
with his sentiments on that gentlemans's cabinet scene with happy mannerism of Mr. Macready's to nothing in nature
Florian, in the Foundling of the Forest. We know what more nearly resembling it, than a person in the act of THE THEATRE.
the public think, as well of his Count de Valmont, as of emitting the atmospheric air from his lungs, and inhaling
his other performances, or the plaudits, loud and raptur the laughing gas, administered with such ludicrous effect, Artis est eelare artem. ous, of a whole theatre, have no signification.
by that master artist, Mr. CHARLES. it is now the fashion for every man of note or Mr. Macready has been playing here during the past
If there be any who conceive these brief observations on elihood” to bear about his person the armorial ensigns week, and, we are sorry to add, to but very indifferent Mr. Macready severe, we candidly acknowledge severity his house's lineage, we would suggest that the players, houses. Excepting Thursday and Friday evenings, when to be, in some measure, our aim. We devote our time ng men, at least, of note, should straight betake them the performances had the attraction of novelty, there have and our money to purchase the pleasure
derived from the es to beraldry. Antiquity, will sanction their claim to generally been only about forty persons in the boxes, and beauties of his acting; If, therefore, it be his pleasure to is of arms professional, and the honourable escutcheon these, for the most part, admitted by proprietors' tickets; return us dross as well as gold, we are equally inflexible an actor could scarcely be more appropriately embel- a miserable proof of the estimation in which Mr. Ma. in our determination to award 'deserved censure as to beed than with the above motto: it would be an admoni. cready's acting is held by the higher orders of society in stow really merited praise. Our remarks emanate not companion happily reminiscential and instructive, this town, or of their want of taste for the plays in which from a spirit
of detraction, but of trutb ; to whose great not an inapposite vade-mecum to his studies. There are be appears. We were glad to perceive King John chosen dictates,
on all occasions, it is our first
duty, as it is our Atleman of the sock and buskin, however, though the by this actor for his debut, as we remembered seeing him determined purpose, obediently to bow. mber is lamentably limited, and will be speedily even in the part, when last here, with
great pleasure. His per. October 11.
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o, afforded for making observations. At 17h. 45m. he ,
1 O Edmund Ortt.... has deprived society of a valuable member, and science Mr. Hinuir
appear nearly in conjunction with Virgo, bearing E.
o of an enthusiastic votary, has left the Widow and Child of John Cropper, Jun... 2 20 Mr. Robinson..
E. Cropper the late Mr. W.W. SADLER without a protector, in a situa
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Venus passes from Virgo into Libra, and will b
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1 15 0Wm. Thompson aerial excursion, in behalf of his Widow and Child.
o the Moon 23d. 13h. 28m. W. Wales
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Rev Mr. Horner,
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Mr. E. Smith,
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Jupiter is in the constellation Cancer throughou
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RS. SADLER respectfully informs her Friends and nearly in conjunction, and about 34° apart. KAY!, Treasurer, Courier-office; at the different News the Public, that it is her intention to continue the October 25, Saturn rises 6h. 30m. culminates 14h. rooms, and at the following Booksellers, &c.-Messrs. Wil- BATHS established by her late Husband; and as they will 100, Gruped, Muncaster, ormandy, Mercury office, Robinsons, be conducted under aber sobei directions: aseistide he perust the head of the Bull, near the right eye, and affords a
Saturn still forms a conspicuous and beautiful obje Cores, Wales, Cruickshank, and Bywater and Co.
that the flattering encouragement hitherto given to the Es- favourable opportunity for viewing that wonderful SOPSCRIPTIONS.
tablishment will be kindly continued. The Mayor... £5 0 0 Mr. Grant
nomenon, his rings of light.
October 21, Georgian culminates 5h. 7m. sets 9h. ( William Lawson 1 1 O William Smith
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When the Sun was imagined to be an immense globe, * N. just above the horizon. On the 28d, the stars a Edward Rushton... I 0 Mr. Milley
or ball, in a state of combustion, Comets were supposed to the meridian will be Andromeda, and Pegasus ; la S. B. Roundell 1 1 0 Mr. Sanderg
1 0 Rev. J.C. Prince
o be bodies of fire performing their revolutions round him, peia nearly in the zenith; the Twins N. E. by E.pl 2 2
0 10 J. Foster, Jun. ... 1 1 0 Mr. Powell ........... o 1o and returning periodically to supply the waste of the solar Orion's belt rising E. I S.; Ursa Major at lowest depi J. H. Turner 1 1 O R. Bateson
1 0 heat; und Sir Isaac Newton computed the heat of the sion N. The situation of Perseus offers a favourable Henry Brown 2 2 0 Mr. M.Doughall 1 Dr. Rutter
Comet of 1680, when nearest the Sun, to be 2000 times portunity for noticing the variation in Algol. This 2 2 0 Mr. Nevett
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greater than that of red hot iron, and that it would retain markable star changes continually from the 2d to the T. Moreeroft
O Jos. Reynolds, Jun. 1 0 o its heat should its period be extended to 20,000 years. magnitude. The time occupied, from its extreme la Mr. Spence i 1 o Miss Reynolds 0 10
These ideas are now entirely exploded, and modern as- is about 69 hours, but gradually diminishes in brigtig Mrs. Forsyth
20 Mrs. Rathbone Thos. Kaye
have pretty well determined that the Sun is an for four hours, which it recovers in the succeeding 22 OJseph Stretch Rev. Shepherd 1 1 0 W. Allcock
o o opaque habitable globe like the planets, but shining by hours, preserving its greatest lustre through the remais W. H. Dobie 1 1 0 Jas. Morley.
o its own light procceding from i luminous atmosphere time, till its decrease again commences. The whole Dr. Gerard 200Wm. Noreliffe .... 1 1
which surrounds it ; and the spots which occasionally Perseus is well worthy of minute observation. Dr. Vose
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more rare than at others. The warmth which we deJ. Platt ............. 2 2 0 G. Cruickshank 1 0
THOUGHTS ON ASTRONOMY. John Jones ........ 1 1 0 Winstanley and Son 1
rive from the Sun is occasioned by the rays of his luMr. M'Culloch .... 2 2 0 Dr. Briggs o minous atmosphere mingling with that of our Earth.
TO THE EDITOR T. Muncaster.
2 2 0 Geo. Brown.... 0. The nature and design of Comets, however, is but very J.B. Blundell
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SIR,—The other evening I was present at an astrono 1 1 0 John Harrop
imperfectly known, though they are likewise supposed A Friend
OS. S. Cleminsoni.
o 8 to bear resemblance to the other planetary orbs, but sur-mical lecture, delivered to a select party of friends, and a Dr. Scott..
1 0 0 Thos. Leathom. 1 o rounded by a luminous atmosphere like the Sun, and much delighted with some parts of it, that I was insens James Foster.. A Friend, ** T. Mun.
generally attended by a train of light inclined towards that bly led, by a train of reflections, to consider the easiest a Roger Hunter
luminary. Their revolutions are performed in very long most systematic method of obtaining a knowledge of & Mr. Willan
O John Solomon ...... o ellipses, but few have been determined with any degree of science of astronomy. Every one knows that sentimen Tinley and Holt
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whole of aided by a pleasing elocution, more immediately touch e sedge.
O Mrs. Baldwin.. Drury and Wilde...
their orbits have a considerable inclination. Cometary feelings than when read at our leisure in our closets; what 1 O James Corkhill. Henry Lawrence... 1 1 OJ. Shelton
i o o Astronomy has lately occupied nuch of the attention of it follows, that a lecture, maintained with liberality Rév. P. Bulmer....
OJ. Morley ........
o jo & scientific men in various parts of the world, and different decorum, bids fairer to strike the attention of youth, Henry Taylor O Dr. Seller...
opinions have been formed as to their use; but this, we it entertains venerable age, than most other modes of William Gore.... 1 1 O Dr. M'Crorie
0 0 Johnson Gore 1 1 O Rev. J. Brooks
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fear, must always rest upon conjecture. The Divine wis. Ten Friends to Sci.
1 o odom is manifest in all the works of the Creator; and struction. The science of astronomy has advanced ence, per H. H. J. Drinkwater
o probably comets are links in the chain of the grand whole its present state by means of a series of observatie and G. A... 10 0 O Rev. F. Moss.
to connect our system with others, revolving round their and discoveries made during a long course of ages. Joseph Fletcher
1 O Dr. Brandreth 10 James Boardman.... 0 10 O Dr. Banning
own centre, though invisible to us. In the Comet of Branch and Son
can now select that which tends best to the demons O Dr. M'Cartney
i i 8 January last, an amateur at Prague made some remarki tion of the true systein, and explication of the varia A Friend to the Wi
i i olable observations on the appearance and disappearance of
Sun's disc. A phenomenon something phenomena. Astronomy makes known to us the Mrs. Backhouse...
o Mr. Ohman
i i similar has occurred during the visit of the present one, mensity of the creation, and increases our reference Thomas Currie.
1 ] 0 though at this time there are several spots visible, which that universal Being, who is at the head of things, super Rev. R. Cardwell .. 1 1 0 J. M. H. P..
i have been continually varying. Similar observations have in wisdom as in power, the author and mover of the role Rev. W. Johnston 1 0 0 Jos. Fearon...
1 1 0 Dr. Baird 1 0 0 Richard Haseldon
been made by Herschel and others during the stay of
1 0 0 Joweph Hardwiek 0 10 6 John Bywater i o 8 former
Comets, and there can be but little doubt that they This alone, then, is a sufficient reason for making it a Richard Sutton. 1 0 0 Thomas Bolton...... 1 o have some connexion with each other. Such appearances minent part of education. But its practical utility is G. Aspinall
0 10 Jos. Diekson, Jun. 0 10 o have also been noticed as the prelude to extreme sultry It is useful in geography and navigation, and has aflores R. S, Fox ....... 1 1 0 Widow Roberts and Mr. Putnam
weather in our planet. Two spots were observed on the splendid assistance to the latter by the lunar method
0 10 > Heywood 1 1 0 Geo. Drinkwater
o northern dise, one of which totally disappeared in a few T. Rathbone 2 2 Os Thompson
hours, and another came in view to the southward. The finding the longitude at sea. Again, amongst the varioa 1. Bruncker
1 ] O Henry Wilson John Welsh 1 1 O Mr. Hougton
o Cornet is now in the constellation Bootes, or Mural Qua- advantages from astronomy this one is particularly em
1 1 William Wardell 1 o James Taylor 11
nent. We see the most complex appearances and intrica drant of La Lande (apparently without a tail) and sur.
0 Robert Jones. ..... 2 2 OP.F. Selmir...
o rounded by a very transparent atmosphere. The corusca. motions admitting of the simplest calculations. The pe Charles Rowlinsou.. 0 10 O Mr. Walker. 3 otions are continually varying, from dimness and obscurity fection of modern instruments and observations can be Henry Donaldson :: 0 10 6 Mr. Bold
0 10 6 Rowlinson & M'Cul. H. Gibson
to brilliancy and light.
1 1 0 10
arranged that they will afford, in almost all the impartas O G. and J. Robinson.
Phases of the Moon. A Friend per T. M...11 O John Cropper
O Full Moon
7d. 15h, 550. facts in astronomy, the same conviction as the mind receive G. C.........
O John Wilson N. W. 0 10 0 John Garnet
( Last Quarter
from a demonstration of the elements of Ruclid. Howas
25 J.L......... o Thomas Mathers,
© New Moon ...
.21 20 3 does the primary motion of projection and the simple lor An English man near Mr. Jordan
D First Quarter
.29 6 Warrington 20 Mr. Corrie
gravity explain motions intricate and various! Whare Thomas Avison 1 Thomas Case.
October 13, Mercury rises E. 17h. Onn. culminates 22h. illustration, if this is the law of light? Without the reka R?chard M. Parry...
O Mr. Hibberson
20 0 59m. October 19, Mercury rises E. S. 16h. 57m. cul- city of which (200,000 miles in a second) the stars John King 0 0 Thos, Thornely
ominates 22h. 56m. W. Whentcroft ......0 10 01. D. Thornely R. Sutton........ 0 1 Lady
Mercury is in the constellation Virgo thoughout the planets would appear inextricable confusion, and the for Mr. Bowdon ola Friend per Mr.
month; will be in inf. conjunction 24. 12h. 45m. and at of the heavens be continually changing; and this would be Jodau wunwlek .... oll Rathbone
1 1 greatest elongation 19th day, when an opportunity will be occasioned by the mere change of the relocity of light
TO THE EDITOR.
But to proceed. The first consideration is to ascertain | A machine, constructed upon principles entirely new,
Corrcguortance. e form and magnitude of the earth : and the next step and possessing the power of raising water, or of forcing Suvestigate the magnitudes of the sun and planets. When air down the water, has been invented by a gentleman of e nations of the primary planets have been understood Machine." It surpasses, for ease in working, all other
(SEE A NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS.) the name of Allan. He has styled it the "Seisnatic esgeneral manner, the motions of the moon and second machines for raising water at present in use, not excepting
THE PSALMODY OF THE CHURCH. planets, and other circumstances connected therewith, Archimedes's screw, as its motion is vibratory, like the ght to be noticed. A variety of astronomical instruments pendulum of a clock. nishes us with means of making observations with ac
SIR.-Allow me, through the medium of your useful ay and precision. Having examined some of the
publication, to suggest to those who have the selection of parancipal phenomena, we pass on to considerations concern
music for Divire worship, a few observations on the iming the solar system and fixed stars, and to those observations MISCELLANEOUS RECREATIONS. propriety of an indiscriminate choice of melodies intended by which the celestial bodies may become more accurately
for sacred purposes. I allude to the frequent introduction neen. Then our minds will be filled with astonishment and
How often have I bless'd the coming day,
into the service of the church, the melodies of song tunes E, and raised to the admiration of the Almighty Creator. When all the village train, from labour free,
and other light compositions. That the adaptation of Feran "isolated observer (as an eminent astronomer of the
Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree;
secular music may, in some very rare instances be expresent day observes) however he might be gratified by The young contending as the old surveyed;
cusable, I would readily concede. There is an anecdot: the spectacle of the heavens on a star-light evening, would
And many a gambol frolick'd o'er the ground,
related of Mr. Wesley being struck with the sublime pathos be able to discover little of what, when the true circum
of a composition he heard from a sailor, and transcribing stances are known, add so much to the wonderful variety
" It is a call to keep the spirits alive." —Ben Jonson. it on the spot for sacred use, which, as I have heard, se observe in terrestrial matters of the Creator's power."
in point of excellence and appropriate simplicity might He would barely discover that the sun, moon, and planets
almost be said to justify the practice; but I believe it were at different distances from this our earth.
TO THE EDITOR.
will be admitted that an exception can never establish a Liverpool, Sept. 15. 1824. NEWTONIAN. [To be continued.]
$ir,—The following simple feat is rule; and this practice seems to have obtained an univerto be performed with a common fire sality in some congregations, owing to a want of genuine
poker; which you must hold near the taste in singing choirs and compilers of tune books, which fashions for October.
top, between the fingers and thumb, cannot be too much discountenanced. That sacred music pro.
as shown in the annexed figure. You perly so called, has a character of its own, distinct from and PROMENADE DRESS.-Pelisse of lilac Gros de Naples sade high and full, with a circular collar, which turns
fingers and thumb, work or screw the superior to all others in the worship of Jehovah, will not be ter, lering a double cording at the edge. The sleeve is
poker upwards, until the slender part denied. That it has been cultivated in this country to an pulam, and very large at the top, and confined twice be
marked is moved up to the band, extent equal to all occasions of divine choral and congreSven the shoulder and the elbow by corded satin bands,
whilst the poker remains perpendicular gational service, will also be admitted. It must be obvi. which are decorated about two or three inches apart on meh side of the front of the sleeve by campanalas or Can.
This feat ought to be performed with ous at the same time, that in transferring popular erbury tells made of Hlae satin. The skirt touches the
a large and heavy kitchen poker ; but melodies from their proper sphere to devotional use, an ground, and is trimmed with five satin tucks of the same
I should recommend a light parlour improper association of ideas is unavoidably produced, colour, elevated on the right side, and fastened by Canter
one by way of rehearsal. The poker, and an occasion of scandal and ridicule presented to the bory bells of lilac satin; shaded lilac waist ribbon, and
during the time that you are working world. I am, Sir, yours &c. gel buckle in front. Very fall worked muslin ruff a little
or screwing it upwards, will be per
A LOVER OF GENUINE CHURCH Music. me the threat, and fastened with a gold buckle. forming slow revolutions; but the trick may be accom
Bristol, Sept. 14, 1824. White chip bonnet, with a band of lilac satin introduced plished without producing this rotatory motion. midway of the brim, which is circular, and deep in front,
Yours, &c. but shallow bebind. The crown is low, and surrounded
TO THE EDITOR of umethyst set in gold. Primrose colour kid gloves and
" Ludimus effigiem belli”............ VIDA.
SIR, -As I observe, by your last Mercury, that the DISSER DRESS.-Dress of black silk barege ; the cor
subject of phrenology is exciting rather a warm interest, He made rather low and circular, and narrow on the Holder; it is ornamented with satin bands placed longi
SOLUTION TO GAME XIV.
you will, perhaps, admit this short note into your next, as
White. silitaily. The sleeve is very short and full, set in a band
a cooling sedative. six small cords, and arranged in festoons, and fastened 1 Knight ....G--4 1 Bishop ....D-6
In consequence of a recommendation of Combe's Elebuttons. The ceinture is of black satin corded with 2 Castle ....8-2+ 2 Bishop....H-2
ments, by one of your correspondents, I obtained a copy, alinated leaves pendent behind ; with buttons in the cen- 3 Castle ....F-2+MATE.
and began to study it without any preconceived opinion The skirt has two very rich borders composed of
I, however, had not proceeded far till my sentiments la rouleaus, formed into crescents, and united by two utes of the Alpine saxifrage, tied at the base by a circlet
nearly corresponded with thosc expressed by Anti-phreno
logist. The fundamental principle upon which the whole suposed of French folds: beneath are two satin rouleaus a broad wadden hem. A large long sleeve of crape is
White to checkmate in FOUR moves. system is built is evidently assumed ; and, while there is added, and comes over the short one: it is something simi.
a profession of following up the inductive method of Ba. to the French manche à la neige, though without the
Slack. gudant garniture Tarban of white crape, folded very
con, there is nothing to be found but vague analogies and
hasty conclusions. An organ of the brain, for instance, is Bali, and forned into large bouffants; broad and plain
said to be like a trumpet, and the whole brain like a piano front; the left side arranged in a full rosette, with alter
у я т а н н он e bouffants of white satin and crape ; the right inter.
forte. If it be true that professional habits have an infu. Angling with the folds behind. Black necklace and ear
ence over the mode of thinking, one would be led to con 3. White kid gloves and shoes.
clude that Combe is either a maker of musical instruments
or a builder of organs; or like the philosophical musician, Scientific Records
who concluded that the world was made in seven days, be6
cause there are seven notes in music. LIST OF NEW PATENTS.
I shall not trouble you farther at present with this subTo John Vallance, of Brighton, Sussex, Esq. for his
ject; but will, notwithstanding my various avocations, proved method or methods of abstracting or carrying the caloric of fluidity from any congealing water (or it
readily discuss it with the phrenologists in your Kalcidoy be other liquids) Also an improved method or me
NEUTER NISI VERUS. ds of producing intense cold. Also a method or me
Sept. 27, 1824. ads of applying this invention so as to make it available purposes with reference to which temperatures about or how the freezing point may be rendered productive of
LIVERPOOL EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS. Kvantageous effects, whether medical, chemical, or mebanica. Dated 28th Aug. 1824.–6 months allowed to
TO THE EDITOR trol specification.
SIR,—Your correspondent, A Connoisseur, having taken To James Neville, of High-street, Southwark, Surry, Igineer, and William Busk, of Brond-street, London, A B C D E F G H
a final leave of me, having neither time nor inclination for sq. for certain improvements in propelling ships, boats,
further controversy, will not, I hope, prevent me, with otler vessels or floating bodies.—16th Sept.—6 months.
your permission, making a few remarks on his last com.