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To tolerate Cato in the theatre, an intellectual audience
" But haste, my son, and see
this country, who are connected with our Eastern possesand a very great actor are alike necessary; and even then, Thy brother Marcus acts a Roman's part."
sions, seem to question its ultimate success, and hesitate, L is much but the intense thrill of admiration excited by The noble disdain, too, with which he spurns the advice on that account, to come forward as subscribers, I have bis cool uncompromising stoicism and patriotic virtue, of Lucius to submit to Cæsar,” and preserve a life he deemed it expedient to exhibit its merits in a more derill be somewhat marred by the sentimental love-foolery had now began to lament the existence of, contrasted for- tailed form, by laying before the British public the opinions rith which the play is so prejudicially embellished. The cibly with the deep feeling of his pathetic address to Juba: which some of the most experienced and intelligent indiender dove-notes of Porcius, Marcus, Juba, Marcia, and
" Alas! good youth,
viduals, in India, entertain on the subject. neia are lost in our vexation for their · untimely obtru- Falsehood and fraud shoot up in every soil,
These opinions I have collected from the public press of iveness, and evaporate in resentment, for that they The product of all climes;— Rome has its Cæsars." that couniry, and they all tend to prove, not only the reak in upon our communion with Cato's self. The other But even that was trifting compared with his impetuous practicability of the plan, but the coinparative facility of Iramatis persone, too, pall upon the sense, and with their warmth of parental misgiving, when, on the return of carrying it into execution. It is, at the same time, very long speeches, are regarded as so many tantalizing.ob: Porcius, he demands to be informed of Marcus, natural, that difficulties of a serious nature should suggest stacles that bar our way to the great object of undivided “ Ha! what has he done?
themselves to minds which cannot comprehend how steam attention; and though requisite to preserve the illusion of Has he forsook his post? Has he given way? could be practically applied to so vast a design ; but, upon the scene, and carry on the business of the drama, we are Did he look tamely on and let them pass ?"
the same principle that steam-packets now cross the Atnigh being tempted to dispense with their services, could During the recital of his son's
most noble daring, and not lantic, so also can they pass, in perfect safety, through the se bat have Cato perpetually before us without their less glorious death,
Mr. Vandenhoff's fearful anxiety
gra- Indian Ocean, the distance creating no sort of impediment ad. There are the inconsistences, also, consequent on dually subsided into
an obvious struggle
with respect bis construction of this play, that militate much against this, that he had lost a brave son; that, that he had fallen Addissa's rigorous adherence to the doctrine of unity in phy and
nature, cach dictating to him a painful lesson, to fuel
, machinery, &c. are made with due precaution.
In one of the more recent numbers of the Calcutta the popular representation of it: the time occupied is only as became the son of Cato: and, therefore, says he, in a Journal, I find some judicious observations in recommenGee day, and the scene never varies from within and kind of suppressed whisper, his utterance broken with dation of the plan, which are the more deserving attention, about Cato's residence at Utica. In his own hall are con emotion as though his heart were at his tongue's end, as they enter into a minute exposition of geographical despiracies formed and practised, without himself or any of
tails. his knowing u suspecting any thing of the kind ;' al.
" I'm satisfied." though Syphax exclaims to his compeer Sempronius, On learning further, that Marcus “had pierced the false "We have, already," says the writer, "expressed our con_“Gods! thou must be cautious,
heart of Syphax,” all of the Roman in him returned viction, that the plan proposed is practicable; but the more Cato kas piercing eyes."
again in its pristine vigour, and with a majestic air of we think and read on the subject, the more fully we are ingrateful composure he ejaculates,
clined to believe that it must be the work of time. Vessels O. which Dennis remarks, " there is a great deal of caution shown indeed, in meeting in a governor's own hall, to
“Thanks to the gods! my boy has done his duty."
expressly adapted for this purpose must be built in England, carry on their plot against him. Whatever opinion they Then in a tremulous tone of subdued feeling he patheti. quantity may be soon accumulated, and the
vessels to go from Lave of his eyes, I suppose they had none of his ears, or cally adds,
hence might be so constructed (as the ocean steam-boats are they would never have talked at this foolish rate so near. "Porcius, when I am dead, be sure you place
at home) as to use their sails in fair winds, or even on a wind, Besides this there are other instances, all admirably illus. His urn near mine."
aided by a small proportion only of their full speed power, or trated by the famous Dennis of critical celebrity. Pope The funeral procession of Marcus now approaches, and in fresh fair winds, without the aid of steam at all. By this says, " all the mighty mad in Dennis rage;", but his able with it all our sympathies, though Cato scarcely seems to means, a vessel stowing eighteen or twenty days' coals, might commentary on the design, plot, and conduct of Cato, need them. He alone stands the unmoved spectator of perform the voyage to Suez, though it would be advisable, if prove that ** his madness had method in't," and remain to this sad sight; and, though all else weep, save him, he possible, to have a vessel that would stow coals for the whole this day unanswered; they are, in fact, unanswerable. roically advances to the bier in ecstasy.
voyage, which would render the period of performing it We witnessed with delight, and, we must confess, with “Welcome, my son :—Here set him down, my friends, nearly certain; and she would take in a fresh supply at Suez surprise also, Mr. Vandenhoff's first performance of Cato, Full in my sight; that I may view at leisure
and return immediately, or as soon as the English passengers and felt confident that an intellectual treat of a very high The bloody corse, and count those glorious wounds. or mails should reach her from Cairo. All these arrangeorder awaited us on the occasion of its repetition. Whether How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue !
ments might be effected in a short time, if a meeting were this gentleman approached the character with less diffi. Who would not be that youth? What pity is it
held, and funds raised, for the purpose of carrying them into dence than formerly; whether it was that he permitted
That we can die but once, to serve our country."
effect. There is hardly a doubt that every individual, who himself to be too much elated by his popularity in the Having gently chid his friends for their despondency, feels an interest in establishing a rapid communication with part, which, from what we have seen of the vigour and Cato next thus addresses his surviving son
the mother country, would subscribe according to his means, independence of his mind, we think impossible; or from " Porcius, behold thy brother; and remember, to promote the accomplishment of any plan to effect it. If whatever cause, certain it is that we were in some measure Thy life is not thy own, when Rome demands it." such a meeting were held, every obstacle would, of course, be disappointed. Throughout the whole of the second and Mr. Vandenhoff's delivery of this passage was charac- considered, and have due weight attached to it; but, if the rethird sets, Mr. Vandenhoff seemed more divested of the terized alike by true fatherly affection and the sacred love sult should be the conviction to which we have arrived, funds Weight and awfulness of the character than previously, and of his country but never shall we forget the genuine would not, we think, be wanting. played them in a style not only less dignified and com- pathos with which, after asking of himself " when Rome "Since writing the foregoing, we have conversed with a marding, but entirely different ; almost the reverse, in demands ?” he rejoined,
gentleman to whom this journal is indebted for a very valuafine, of shat the very high and unqualified eulogiums be
“ Rome is now no more."
ble paper on the steam-engine, as to the practicability of maka stowed on his preceding efforts warranted the public in ex- Had we room, we have inclination
enough to enlarge on ing the attempt to navigate to Suez with the steam-boat here; peeting. In lieu of that full harmonious swell of chaste Mr. Vandenhoff's " farewell to his friends," which, with and he suggests the following means of obviating the objeca declamation, and the calm ennobling look and mien which the imposing placidity of death, closes the fourth act. tions as to the want of capacity in her to stow coals for the
peculiarly marked his earlier progress through these we are desirous, likewise, of enumerating at some length supply of the engine. Instead of a depót for coals at Suez ame two acts, Mr. Vandenhoff substituted (very injudi. instances of his beautiful and emphatically correct deli-only, he proposes that there be one at Point-de-Galle; another siously, we think) in his latter appearance in them, more very of the famous soliloquy commencing, “ It must at Bombay: another at the island of Secotra; another at of noise than of feeling, accompanied by an energy of stu- be so ;". but we have barely space to mention the Mocha; and the last, for the return voyage, at Suez. The died gesture, scarcely consonant with the frigidity of Cato's grand climax of his acting in this part—the death of stages here proposed, are about 1200 miles ench, which the anruiled philosophy. Still, however, he stalked before Cato ; and, having mentioned it, we can scarcely do vessel would run in five days, as it is calculated that in the uzs, a being, something greater than “ frail mortality,' more, for it bafiles all description. Awfully true to nature, N.E. monsoon she would, with ease, average ten miles per owering high above other sons of earth, highly favoured he advances tremulously from his couch, assisted by hour. If this plan were adopted, the attempt might certainly f the gods, and next to them in our veneration ; one two freed men, bis intestines commingled with clotted be made with the vessel we have; but in that case, coals ho engrossed all our cares, in whom were concentrated gore, suspended from the fatal wound he had so recently should be immediately sent away to the places mentioned: a ur every thought; whose lowering fate, and with it that inflicted on himself. The last sad offices assigned him supply for sve days going, and five days' returning, or ten f declining Rome, rendered us insensible to all things else being performed, the ghastly smile of approaching disso days, would be thirty tons, but a double supply, or sixty tons, are Casar's approach and the coming catastrophe. lution sits quivering on his lip; his half-closed eyes roll might be despatcbed to each station, as the vessel might make
The fourth act introduced Mr. Vandenhoff quite another wildly, but imploringly upwards; his countenance assumes two trips in the N.E, monsoon, provided she left Calcutta on person: a man " surpris'd at nothing, and sick of this bad the cadaverous hue of a dying man ; his cold limbs shake, the 1st of October, which would be necessary, in order to
orld;" and yet, on the instant, Cato again, in all his distorted ; and, ere he can articulate a last faint prayer to secure her second trip before the commencement of the plague Teatness, with the anxious interrogatory to his well nigh the gods, he returns placidly again to his mother earth.” in Egypt. It may, perhaps, be supposed, that the touching at breathless son
THE COUNCIL OF TEN. the various places named, would occasion a very material de" Has Cæsar shed more Roman blood ?”
lay; but the coals and water might be taken in 24 hours, and
the vessel would still make the voyage to Suez in 28 days, if Not so, magnanimous man : ever solicitous for thy fallen Scientific Records.
she could make ten knots per hour, which she would certainly country's welfare, thou art reckless of what concerns thy
average, when it is considered, that in the N. E. monsoon she elf, other than as that country may be benefited or in. An Address to the Public, on the Advantages of a would have the assistance of her sails propelling her altogether arel. Something worse than Cæsar now assails thee,
STEAM NAVIGATION TO INDIA.
at the rate of more than 12 knots per hour. Instead of Bombay, ato: the deadly work of treason hath commenced, and ay renowned sun of glory rapidly approximates his ever- By Captain J. E. Johnson, of the Honourable East India however, we would suggest Cochin as nearer, and affording
equal facility of communication in the N.E. monsoon. The era sting setting. With unshrinking fortitude, however,
pense of sending coals to these depôts would, of course, be Ar. Vanden hoff listens to Porcius's narration of the muti.
heavy; but, if the importance of the object to be gained is. ous flight of false old Syphax with his base Numidians; The Prospectus which I have already published, briefly considered, this circumstance should not be suffered to disbe shock moves him not, but as becomes a Roman enumerates the adVANTAGES which must result from a courage us from making the attempt to accomplish it. Leta atriot. The exclamation, “ Perfidious men !” bespeaks speedy communication with India, by means of STEAM; meeting be called to consider the subject, and a committee in internally grieved, indeed, for human nature, but he while, at the same time, it shows, in the clearest manner, once express its conviction of the practicability of the plan, * quickly himself again, the patriot and the father burst the practicability of the proposed undertaking. However, and we are certain that a subscription list, to raise funds to orth in the imperative injunction to Porcius :
as I have learned that some persons of leading influence in carry it into effect, will not be opened in vain."
In another number of the same journal, the advantages | irresistible allurements, when they could be visited and partly of the projected design are urged in terms equally forcible explored, perhaps with equal benefit to the health, and with the impelling of carriages on the public roads has hither
Steam-carriages. The application of steam-engines and eloquent. Nor is there any reason to apprehend that out greater loss of time than is now experienced in a trip to been considered as a refinement in mechanics, rather the favourable anticipations of the writer will be disap- the Cape, the Isle of France, or New South Wales. The spi. be wished for, than a matter of reasonable expectatie pointed. He thus expresses himself on the subject : rits would be enlivened by the interestiug variety of scenery The locomotive engine was first employed by Messi “ While many of our readers are perhaps cherishing the
and manners that would successfully attract observation, and Trevethick and Vivian, in 1802, and, by the applicati idea of being able, at no very distant period, to proceed with intellectual gratification would be superadded to constitu- of their patent apparatus to an engine having an eigh great despatch to England, assisted by the powerful agent
tional improvement. We take it for granted, of course, that inch cylinder, they were enabled to draw ten tons of a which is now so generally employed in European and Ameri
the present efforts of the Greeks, which have been so unex. at the rate of five miles per hour. - An engine, on a near can navigation, it may not be improper for us to offer some pectedly prosperous, will lead to their entire emancipation at similar principle, was some time ago constructed in L farther desultory observations on the subject. Without par.
no remote period, so as to leave no chance of danger or appre- land, for the purpose of impelling a new stage-coach ticularly weighing the obstacles that are to be overcome, behension in visiting their shores.
and the proprietor published a certificate, signed by fore the projected route can be fully and favourably opened, “It is obvious that there are many other places in the Medi-engineers, stating they had tried the vehicle in the neig we shall suppose that the scheme has been entirely accom. terranean to which invalids and others would be glad to resort, bourhood of Glasgow, and that it impelled a coach load plished, and advert to the secondary advantages which may when no greater length of time would be consumed in the trip with a weight of nearly four tons, at the rate of twent be expected to result from it. A very speedy and safe passage than is now found necessary to visit places in India, beyond the English miles per hour. It was steered with ease by a to England is certainly the most important object, which limits of the Bay of Bengal. Some might prefer to make Sicily man, and was not so liable to accident as a carriage dray would be acquired, and might continue to be the principal the scene of their perigrinations; others might choose Italy; by horses. one, which would be taken advantage of. The facilities, others might be satisfied wirh residing a month or two in however, which would be afforded for visiting interesting Malta; and others, again, might desire to enjoy the salu. regions, which the generality of persons in this quarter can- brious climate of the south of France.
We suppose this not at present visit, would no doubt occasion numbers to start to be the case, of course, after the advantages of steam navi. ' In order to employ one part of this life in serious and importa in the steam vessels from Calcutta, who had not the intention gation have become available throughout the Mediterranean. occupations, it is necessary to spend another in muere amad of proceeding all the way to England. This will appear evi. The trip to Montpelier would no doubt be preferred by those, ments."
JOHN LOCKX. dent from attending to the changes which would be produced whose health was injured, and who had several months to “ There is a time to laugh and a time to weep. -SOLOMON. by the opening of such a channel of communication, and the spare in order to attempt its renovation by change of sceno character of the countries through which it would pass. and climate. It would also be chosen by many who might be
VIVE LA BAGATELLE. “ The Red Sea would sonn become completely known, from anxious, in the decline of life, to revisit the scenes of their its being constantly traversed. Its shores would attract the infancy, yet afraid to undertake the direct passage to England Answers to the Conundrums, Puzzles, &c. in our last attention of many, who could so easily visit them. The holy lest the fatigues of the passage, and the great change of cli
1. Because it is always ground before it is used. city of the Mahometans would no doubt become a regular mate, should prove too much for them to support. People of 2. It often bears arms. place of call for the vessels, to land or take up the multitudes this description are common enough in India, and the conse
5 score is 100 of devout Indian pilgrims, who would visit the tomb of their quence is, that numbers determine on never quitting the
3 Prophet. Hadjees would become much more numerous in country, although they would gladly go home, If they had India, as the pilgrimage in the steam vessels would be far confidence in the remaining capability of their bodily powers more safe and expeditious than it has been hitherto. The
to withstand the rigours of the northern winter. Such peo Abyssinian coast, which has been as yet so seldom visited, ple could proceed with more sanguine expectations as far as
1) 60 would present many attractions to those who are fond of Montpelier, and remain there, until they found themselves travelling in unfrequented countries, and have time and sufficiently invigorated to remove to their native cilmate, or
15 money enough to enable them to follow their inclinations, until the failure of their hopes, with regard to corporal reno Its resources would soon be completely explored by mercantilevation, should render it more prudent for them to return to speculations, and, if these resources were found to be in India."
3/5 provable, the establishment of trading stations, where none
(To be continued.)
5) 45 have been hitherto dreamt of, would take place as a matter of
or Nine.....................N We do not indeed suppose that the steam vessels would call at any places on that coast, unless by accident or
.6 for particular reasons, but from their constantly paasing it, An important improvement has been made in this valuthey would carry adventurers suficiently near to render in able lamp, by Mr.T. Coxe, of Gateshead. In the original, gress into, or egress from, that quarter of Africa, a matter of the wire, called the pricker, is introduced into the gauze easy accomplishment. A new feld would also be opened for tube from the bottom, for the purpose of regulating the
3) 12 missionary exertions, which would be no doubt speedily im wick, to increase or diminish the quantity of light, or to
divided by 4 proved, as greater success might be then expected to attend extinguish the wick on the approach of danger. Mr. such labours, than is met with in this country. Coxe's improvement consists in the addition of a short
1 or One
........ “ Passing, however, to the extremity of the Red Sea, we tube, perforated with a number of small holes, closed at may remark, that the very measures which it would be ne the top, and introduced into the tube of the Davy, at the eessary to adopt for securing a perfectly open, safe, and expe- upper part of the lamp, so as to prevent the elongation of ditious passage across the Isthmus of Suez, would no doubt the flame. To this tube a wire is also fastened from the have a great moral and political effect on the present state of bottom, by which it is regulated. It differs, however, Egypt, and the adjacent country to the eastward. For secu- essentially from the pricker; as, by being drawn down, it ring such a passage, the friendship and cordial co-operation not only extinguished the flame of the wick, but also comof the Pasha of Egypt would be requisite, and might be ob pletely puts out the blue flame of the inflammable gas, tained at the present time without difficulty. It would be for which always fills the lamp just before an explosion takes
9) 12 the interest of that potentate, for such we must style him, to place. It answers in a moment of great danger ; prescribes establish facilities of communication sufficient to remove all the same purpose as the extinguisher of a common candle. chance of danger. The security afforded to the direct route stick. of passage would be more or less participated by the popula
2............. tion in its neighbourhood. Establishments would soon arise, either under native or European management, for the pur. machinery of which, furnace and all, occupied only three
An American paper says, “ A small steam-vessel, the pose of providing comforts as well as necessarles, to those who feet in length and two and a half in width,
17 or Seventeen .................S are constantly passing along. The attractions of a settled and industrious life would operate benefically on the adjacent driving a common ferry-boat, with twelve passengers, at a boiler, was witnessed on the 10th ult. at Philadelphia,
8 dozen is 96 tribes of desert wanderers, and employment would be found the rate of eight miles an hour. It is the invention of
3/4 for numbers, in carrying on a profitable interchange of com- Mr. Hawkins; and if the cylinder, which is only seven modities between the nearest regions of the east, and the inches in height, had been a foot high,
it is said that the
72 would thus obtain an advantageous footing in those hitherto power would have been doubled. It is proposed to call
add 8 unsettled regions, and be enabled to diffuse its benign infu- this mode of navigation, the Steam.boat Safety,' not ence around, eventually improving the general condition of being liable to bursting or scalding." the country. Some time might elapse before such change
80 or Eighty...................E. were produced ; but when the impulse was once fairly given, Windsor Castle.—The improvement at Windsor Castle, the progress of improvement would advance rapidly, and, agreeably to the plan of Mr. J. Wyatt, is commencing. from the character of the present ruler of Egypt, it may per. An opening has been already made through the castle haps be expected, that the prospect of benefit from immediate wall, in a straight direction with the new road, forming
ADDITIONAL. and constant communication, both with the East and West, through the garden of the upper lodge, that has been
4. Why is a surgeon like a kidnapper ? would be gladly welcomed.
lately pulled down, and directly opposite the long walk, 5. Why is a school-boy, who has just begun to read, "By the opening of direct and ready access to the shores of which will be the grand entrance to the castle. The old like knowledge itself ? the Mediterranean, a new route would be given to many inha- entrance, which is both dangerous and unpleasant, will be 6. Why is a person with his eyes closed like a dcfective hitants of India, who are obliged to go to sea for the benefit of closed.
schoolinaster? their health. The classic regions of Greece, rendered so par.
7 I'm a word of six letters, a vice of ill fame, ticularly interesting at the present crisis, from the noble Sir Thomas Picton.-An immense cairn is about to be Take away the first letter, I am a lady's name; struggle there maintained against the most galling despotism, erected in South Wales, by subscription, to the memory Take away the next, I'm attached to the crown, by those who emulate their patriotic ancestors, would present of this heroic chief. Upwards of £1300 are subscribed to it. Take away the third, and I'm coEder than stone.
Ses Gulls.--Few people are aware of the voracious ap- higher talent in the very best schools. His long and most petite of the common sea-gull. A few days since, two of iniimate friendship with Mr. Samuel Webbe, whilst he
these birds, which run in the grounds of General Ramsay, lived in Liverpool, had been turned to the best account, A gentleman paying a visit one morning last week to a in Canterbury, devoured in one day fourteen mice and and he acquired the greatest proficiency in an accomplish. amily in Hanover-square, was shown into a room, where two rats. And on Sunday last, one of these birds swal ment vory rare indeed amongst amateurs, and we might se a wneing-desk was a paper, on which a lady had began to lowed an immensely large rat-whole. The bird made even add, professional men; we mean singing
with ease mascribe a song from the opera of Love in a Village ; several efforts to gorge the animal, and at length succeeded, and correctness from the score, at sight. Mr. Webbe had memarking that she had left off at the end of the two fol- to the astonishment of the by-standers. The tail, how- formed round him a choice group of glee singers, to whom loving lines
we have often times listened with delight, and whose perever, was visible for several minutes. In love should there meet a fond pair,
formance, embellished by his own masterly and delicate Untator'd by fashion or art
Mother of Vices. The Duke of Orleans, the Regent, accompaniment, produced an effect for which we often he took up a pen and completed the verse, by adding- had four daughters, distinguished by the names of the listen in vain in the performance of our most popular glee If on earth such a couple there are,
four cardinal sins. A wag wrote on their mother's tomb, singers. These gentlemen will long recollect with plea. 111 be whipt to the tail of a cart!
Cy gist l'Oisivite, " Here lies Idleness,” which is termed sure and regret the happy and innocent hours they have This reminds us of a certain would-be poet, who being the mother of all the vices.
passed in good fellowship with the late Mr. Hancox, and partially inspired by the muses, set down in the dog-days
to them no apology will be required for the preceding reto ay his hand. He contrived to hammer out one line,
Large Mushroom.--A plant of this species, of the ex- marks of the Evitors of the Kaleidoscope. afte shrich he fell asleep. A friend called upon him in traordinary dimensions of twenty-eight inches circumthis situation, and found on the paper before him the fol. ference, and nine inches diameter, was on Tuesday se'n. lowing line, night, pulled by the gardener, in a field adjoining Rickerby.
“Mr. Joseph Hancox, second son of Mr. James Hancox, of "The sun's perpendicular rays Illumine the depths of the sea," house, and on the day following served up at table by Birmingham, and grandson of the Rev. James Hancov, forMrs. Irving, of the Blue Bell Inn, Carlisle.
merly a respectable Dissenting Minister of Dudley, in WorcesUpon which he took up the pen, and added,
tershire. James Hancox, father of the subject of the present # And the fishes, beginning to sweat, cry, curse on't how hot A Company for washing by steam has been set up, and notice, was an extensive iron master in the neighbourhood uf.
an extensive establishment formed at Phippsbridge, near Birmingham, during a period peculiarly disastrous to persons Having done this, he retired; and it is needless to say, Merten, Surrey. The clothes are placed in copper vessels, engaged in such undertakings. He was a man of strict hothat when his lethargic friend opened his eyes, he was not where the action of the steam is brought to bear on them nour and undeviating principle, qualities which, in the ima litde surprised to find his task so singularly completed with great force, and by the revolving of the vessel the perfection of this world's institutions, do not always contri
steam can act upon every part equally. After being per- bute to pecuniary advancement. At his death he was pos Singular Gambols of the present King of Naples.- fectly cleansed for a short time, the clothes are taken up sessed of little property to bequeath to his children; but he Os the day before Christmas-eve it is the King's custom to a large loft and there dried by steam. The works at had taken care to endow them with a liberal education, and to go a fishing, and on the following morning his delight Phippsbridge are not yet finished, and of course the Com- his last legacy was an unsullied name. is to exhibit himself, dressed in a white night-cap, and an pany have not fully established the practicability of the “At an early age, Joseph Hancux selected Liverpool as his apron round his waist, in the fish-market, selling his fish process. If it should prove fully efficient, what is to be place of residence, and there entered into commercial engageto the best bidder. There the Royal fishmonger may be come of the poor washerwomen ?
ments, in the course of which he had occasion to visit America seen, surrounded, " in all his glory," by the Lazzaroni,
more than once, as well as different parts of the Mediterranean, gizzling, and eating bread and onions out of their filthy
A Ane Ear.-A gentleman anxious to secure to his son But it is not our intention to trace his progress in these pur. lands, and carrying on with them a conversation in their a thorough knowledge of the science of music, applied to suits, but rather, at the termination of his career, to offer a vulgaz jarjon, of which he is a perfect master. His Ma. a professor for that purpose. Being informed by the brief sketch of his character, as a farewell tribute to his meGesty used occasionally to walk on the beautiful beach at ceive would be of little benefit to him unless he possessed
teacher that all the instruction the young man might re- mory. Ehe Chiaja, when he would suddenly șieze one of the Lazo a fine ear for music; the father replied, that, although, him consideration and influence in the circle in which he
“Mr. Hancox possessed most of the qualities requisite to give and on the instant, jump in after him, and bring him as the parent of the youth, he ought not, periaps, to boast, moved: he had travelled and seen the world, and consequently sale ca shore. It was this freak of his Neapolitan Majesty yet he had never seen a person possessing a finer ear."
It had the information and manners of a gentleman. He had a which gave birth to Çanova's two figures of llercules is almost, I assure you (said he) as clear as crystal.” sound understanding, and a clear conception of the subjects Kiaging Lichon into the sea. On the last night of the At a squirrel-hunt in Craftsbury and the neighbouring a talent for conversation which enabled him to impart his own
in which society is wont to take an interest: and he possessed Carnival, the King usually goes to the theatre of Saint towns (in Vermont) in which the parties were engaged for impressions to others. Carlo, and having ordered a dish of maccaroni to be several days preceding the 20th of April, there were killed brought him, salding hot, mixed up with oil, cheese, and 4370 squirrels, 1135 woodpeckers, 124 blue jays, 99 reputation was permanently high. In his more general and
“ As a man of strict probity and integrity of principle, his beef-gravy, being in one of the upper boxes, when the pigeons, 53 blackbirds, 18 woodchucks, 15 crows, 10 owls, social character, he was the advocate of free discussion; jean pit is crowded with spectators, all attentive to the opera or io skunks, 2 minks, 1 weazle, and 1 hawk, making a total lous of every encroachment upon the independence of the ballet, his Majesty will throw the greasy mess, by hand. of 5838.-American paper. fulls, on his loving subjects; and those who wish particu
subject, and a friend to all liberal institutions. larly to be noticed by the Monarch, will tumble head-over Literal copy of a notice at Bootle.-Bootle cum Linacar.
“In religion, Mr. Hancox was an Unitarian; free from the heels, and scramble to pick up some of it to eat. The June 26 Notice is heer By given that thare will Bee A bigotry of sects and synods, and allowing to every one the King, on this occasien, always appears to laugh most im- Lee Laid at 6d in the powend on the 2d daye of July- samne freedom of sentiment which he claimed for bimself.
Survayor anoderately at those who are evidently vexed at beholding For the Yous of the Roads
In the year 1815, the society of Paradise-street Chapel, in the unetuous marks of Royal favour on their holiday suits.
Liverpool, published a volume of Hymns, intended principally --Venice under the Yoke of France and of Austria.
Several human bodies, entombed in very ancient coffins, for their own use, in the arrangement and compilation of
scooped out of solid oak, were a few days ago discovered w nich Mr. Hancox took an active part; revising nearly the Bathos.-The following fine piece of bathos is from the Castle, on the Northumberland border, and are now, we from his own pen. He was, indeed, froni his talents as a
in a peat-moss, in good preservation, near Featherstone whole, besides contributing several original compositions Niz England Galaxy: The following specimen of a understand, in the possession of Lieutenant-Colonel Coul- er tic, peculiarly well qualified for the task of revision: and new translation of the Ænied into English, by a Dutch. son, of Blenkinsop Castle.--Carlisle paper.
the late Rev. Pendlebury Houghton, the elegance of whose man, is worth preserving, as it is possible the whole work
compositions is so well known, did not seruple to solicit the may never appear. The classic reader need not be told that it is a translation of the passage which describes the
benefit of Mr. Hancox's opinion and suggestions, before he Biographical Notice.
committed to the press some of his latest publications. storm, and the incidents between Dido and Æneas, who
"Occasionally, Mr. Hancox did not scruple to mingle with Here driven into the cave by its violence:
THE LATE MR. JOSEPH HANCOX. * Sehtorm drive dem under When the lamented death of this gentleman was an- and consistent Reformer. His notions of the right and ex
the noisy and bustling politics of the times; being a steady De cliff of de grove;
nounced in a recent number of the Mercury, it was un- tent of suffrage he might carry somewhat further than some Dey mind not de tunder
accompanied with any commentary, because we had then of his whig friends, with whom he was in the habit of assoBut de schweet love !"
reason to expect that some other friend of the deceased ciating; but as he thought proper to judge for himself, so he
would prepare something appropriate on the occasion, and cheerfully conceded to others the same privilege. He was, howMr. Jekyl, hearing that Mr. Raine, the barrister, was we therefore remained silent when our sense of duty ever, rather a private than a public character, and it was in Tetained as council for a Mr. Hay, jocosely asked a country prompted us to pay a passing tribute to the memory of an domestic retirement or in social intercourse that he was most friend, whether he ever heard of rain being of any service individual for whom we entertained much esteem. It known and best appreciated. During his last illness he disto hay.
now affords us satisfaction to find that Mr. Hancox's me-coursed with animation upon the signs of a more enlightened
mory has not been slighted, as we apprehended. One of and liberal spirit which were observable, not only in the naTailors' Accuracy.--A tailor (says a late publication, his friends has communicated an article to the Monthly tional legislature, but in the local politics of the town in intitled " Mornings in Bow-street") when asked what he Repository, which we shall here appropriate, as it is the which he lived: contemplating, with evident satisfaction, is, never replies simply, “I am a tailor ;” but “ I am a production of one who is fully competent to the task of that gradual but substantial improvement which has been Eator by trade;" thereby seeming to signify that he is performing a delicate office without officiousness or com-forced into the administration of all persons holding authoDot a teibor by nature. mon-place and worthless panegyric.
rity, by the powerful influence of public opinion.
We hope that the able writer of the brief sketch we are “Mr. Hancox was in the 44th year of his age, and had been Frozen Fish. It was observed by Captain Franklin, about to transcribe will not deem it an office of intrusive married about ten years. He has left behind him a widow bat during the severe winter they experienced near the supererogation on our parts, if we venture to preface his and three children. To them his loss will be irreparable; but Copper Mine River, the fish froze as they were taken out memoir with a reriark of our own, as it relates to a point they may yet experience that calm and solemn satisfaction, of the rets. In a short time they became a solid mass of to which he, in all probability, attaches less value than we which cannot fail to allay the bitterness of grief, and which toe, and by a blow or two with the hatchet were easily do. We allude to the highly-cultivated talent for vocal is to be derived from the reflection that his memory will conplit open.
If in this completely frozen state they were music for which Mr. Hancox was distinguished. His tinue to be cherished with esteem and affection, not only by haved before the fire, they recovered their animation. voice was manly and delicate; nor was he one of those his nearest and dearest connexions, but by all who had the This is a very remarkable instance of how completely who merely
sing what they have committed to memory by happiness to enjoy his friendship, or the opportunity to esti: animation can be suspended in cold-blooded animals. dint of study or frequent repetition. He had cultivated a mate his worth."
others of precisely the same stature and length of limb. than of novelty in what is called the Hamiltonian syster " I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have line of the planks may suffice; or if there be a carpet a A straight line may be chalked on a floor, or the division and we wish to see its merits fairly canvassed. Our pages a
open to animadversions upon it, however severe, provid brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them." line may be obtained from its figure. The right foot must they be just. But the communications we have hither
MONTAIGNE. be brought up to this line, and must so remain. The left received from its opponents, are such, as are ill calculat
foot must also be brought to the same line; with the legs dis- to elucidate the subject. The writer of that signed M. ESKIMAUX MUSIC.
tant from each other at option, from twelve inches to two has occupied a great portion of his letter with an accou
feet, or more, according to the convenience of the party. of an interview he had with Mr. Hamilton, in which, (From Captain Lyon's Private Journal.) The right arm must then be passed under the right states, that an overture was made him by Mr. H. to 1
knee, as far as possible, and a mark be made on the floor come concerned with him as a conductor of Hamiltoni Captain Parry invited me on board the Fury to an with a piece of chalk, held between the first and second Establishments, an offer, which M. B. informs us Eskimaux concert, in which five ladies and a gentleman finger ;-or if the trick be performed on a carpeted floor, thought fit to decline; what the public has to do with tl performed. Their tunes were extremely monotonous, but a piece of money, &c. may be deposited from between the circumstance, whether true or false, we are at a loss to d sang in good time. This tune is most commonly used :
first and second finger. The person who can chalk or cover; and as the letter contains nothing much more
place the money the furthest, of course is the victor. In the real purpose, we decline it altogether. No. 1, as many verses as “ Chevy Chase."
performing this feat, the left knee ought to be brought After having prepared Mr. Hamilton's letter, in the tyl
down as near the floor as possible, in which case it will we have been compelled to postpone it until next week. 2
necessarily overhang the line, but the two feet must never
CORRESPONDENT'S SIGNATURES—We have lately received a
tain communications from new correspondents, to whi Amna aya aya am • na,
are appended the signatures of some of our oldest and ma although not so much as the left knee.
respected contributors. If any pieces, which are offered
us under these circumstances should be inserted, we mu 07 It has been suggested to us, in reference to the figure No. 1, given last week, that many persons who are
take the liberty to change the signature, especially if it! accustomed to spring from the right foot might be puzzled
G. or Sperans, two correspondents, who by their talen to accomplish what was there described. To such persons
and perseverance, have acquired a prescriptive right to t!
exclusive appropriation of the signatures, under whic the following note from the Mercury is addressed :
they have acquired & well merited reputation amongs In this figure, the spring is made from the left foot, be- readers of the Kaleidoscope. cause the most expert leapers generally spring from the left
foot. If any person who tries the experiment prefers the Song
right foot, of course he must hold his left toe in his right The MARQUIS OF WORCESTER'S CENTURY OF INVENTIONShand, and leap over his left leg.
We had prepared in type the first portion of this singula
book, and were writing some prefatory remarks whic Don C. Bruguera's Concert.This Gentleman's Con
were necessary to elucidate the work, when we wel cert, last Tuesday evening, was very genteely attended,
obliged to pause for want of information on a particula although, we fear, it has not proved very productive to
point, which we cannot obtain in time for this week's pul him. His delicate and finished performance on the Spa
lication. In our next we shall be in readiness. nish guitar surpassed and delighted the audience, and he steam NAVIGATION TO India. We this week publish a lar was repeatedly encored. Mrs. Curran's songs gave great satisfaction, and she received the warmest plaudits of the
portion of Captain Johnson's letter on this interesting sal audience. Mr. Cohan, who presided at the piano-forte,
ject, and shall give the remainder next week. was called upon by some of the company for a volunteer T'As CHAPEL ON THE SHORE OF THE ADRIATIC, an origina performance on his instrument. He very readily obeyed translation by L. Man, of Liverpool, is most acceptable. this unusual summons, and played a most difficult piece, composed by his master, Ries; in which he displayed ex. UNAPPROPRIATED COMMUNICATIONS.—The letter of Philo, al
traordinary powers of execution, and was much applauded. Balloons, and that of Duryng of Bury, shall certainly appeal “As almost each person has a song of his own, of course the little Lyra, whom we particularly noticed last week,
in our next. every wife sings her husband's favourite air, unless in fully realized the most sanguine anticipations of the
au. Tug Earls of CHESTER.–We shall shortly avall ourselve company, when all sing alike. dience, who cheered her with the loudest applause. It is
of Sir J. Doderidge's work, with which we were lately fi “Okó-töök, the man, uncovered his head while singing, impossible to convey any adequate idea of the impression
voured by a Friend. and observing his little boy's hood up, pushed it back made by this most extraordinary infant upon all who somewhat roughly. The women, while singing, either heard her on this occasion; and we are much gratified to S. M. B. is entitled to our thanks for the very flattering wa entirely closed, or kept their eyes half open in a very lan- learn, that the public have another opportunity of judging in which he is pleased to notice us; although we diffe guishing manner.
for themselves, before she visits London, for the purpose from him respecting the comparative value of certain sut “In return for the songs, Captain Parry and some of of being presented to his Majesty. The following adver- jects. Perhaps he could himself do something toward the officers treated the natives with some instrumental tisement has been sent for insertion:
accomplishing the desideratum he points out. music, of which I thought the flageolet was most admired.
THE INFANT LYRA.
The PORTRAIT OF GINEVRA shall have an early place. accurate ear, and seemed much distressed at being unable Tinformed, that by trequest oth many families op asistin Timothy Twist and R. L. of Wigan shall be attended to.
, , and the respectfully to sing in time to a large organ. All the women had re- tion,
the INFANT LYRA, who is on her way for presentamarkably sweet voices; and I think the tones
of Togor- tion to his Majesty, will remain for a few days in Liver. The following paragraph was intended for last week lāt, when speaking, were as musical as any I had ever from Twelve to Three, and from Eight to Nine in the evening,
for the reception of such company as may be desirous of VARIETY OF THE KALEIDOSCOPR.-As we have remarked ! No. 2 will be given next week.
hearing her performance. The limits of an advertisement the correspondent to whom we have addressed the preet
ding note, it is our wish to infuse as much variety as possidi
into our publication of this week, we have accordingly t Gymnasia.
with masterly execution long and difficult concertos on the enumerate about fifteen distinct heads or departments Harp.
comprising Men and Manners-Original Translations Further particulars may be known by referring to the bills
Literature and Criticism-Scientific Records-New Patent of each day. Exhibition to open at Twelve o'clock each day.
- Monthly Fashions Astronomical Notices—Chit Chat
Anecdotes—The Housewife Biographical Notices—Poetry Messrs. Maffey's Theatre, York Hotel.--This very
-Vive la Bagatelle-Gymnasia and Music.--Next week, el clever performance continues to prove so attractive, that Messrs. Maffey have been induced to prolong their stay in
the new head of “ The Phenix,” we shall revive a work a
great interest. Liverpool, as will be seen by their advertisement.
Letters or parcels not received, unless free of charge. To Correspondents.
Printed, published, and sold, EVERY TUESDAY, by E THE HAMILTONIAN SYSTEM.We have, in a preceding column, Smith and Co. 75, Lord-street, Liverpool. inserted a letter from Mr. Hamilton, in reply to certain sold also by J. Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Evans,
Chegy observations upon what is termed his system. This letter TO THE EDITOR. we have not declined, because it is free from those perso
and Hall, Castle-st.; T.Smith, Paradise-st.; T. Warbrick nalities which are to be found in the two letters we have
Public Library, Lime.street; E. Willan, Bold-street Sin,-I apprized you in my first communication that I received from opponents of the system. The former of
M. Smith, Tea-dealer and Stationer, Richmond-row should commence this series of the Gymnasia with some of those we have already noticed, and to the second sub- M. Walker, Milliner, Tea-dealer, and Stationer, the most simple exploits, the performance of which is unat- scribed M. B. we now take occasion to address a few lines.
Mount Pleasant; B. Gamage, 11, Clarence-street; and tended with danger, or much difficulty. The feat which We have no bias in favour of Mr. Hamilton, with whom,
J. Lowthian, Library, 3, Great George-place ; fol is explained by the present figure, is one of this character ; we have no personal acquaintance. Indeed we always stu
ready money only. and it differs from the former in this circumstance, that it diously keep aloof from individuals, whom, in their capacity 4* For the list of Country Agents, see the top of the fin admits of great scope for competition, as I have known as public characters, it may become our duty as impartial page of the Kaleidoscope, inserted the first Tuesday it some persons who could chalk many inches further than Journalists to criticise. We think that there is more of good each month.
This familiar Viscellany, from which religiousand political matters are excluded, containsa variety of originaland selected Articles: comprehend ng Literature, Criticism, Men and Manners,
Amusement, Elegant Extracts, Poetry, Anecdotes, Biography, Meteorology, the Drama, Arts and Sciences, Wit and Satire, Fashions, Natural History, &c. &c. forming a handsome Annuat Volume, with an Index and Title-page.-Its circulation renders it a most eligible medium
for Literary and Fashionable Advertisements.-Regular supplies are forwarded weekly to the Agents.
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1824.
No. 212.- Vol. V.
Men and Manners.
concluded, and he proposed to me to set out that evening, pillage to which General Lautre abandoned it, to avenge
few hours in Pavia. I willingly consented to accompany | brated Scarpa is the superintendant) the library, and the JOURNEY TO VERONA, AND RETURN TO PISA.
him thither, and we arrived during the night. I awoke i botanical garden, merit the attention of the curious TRON L'HERMITI EN ITALIE,
THE LATEST WORK OF MR. jour. at day-break the next day, and set out on my rambles Nothing can be more astonishing than the specimens of (Translated expressly for the Keleidoscope.]
through the town, having engaged, as a guide, the ca- anatomical dissection at the museum.
The population of Pavia is considerable, but I thought As I was returning early one morning from the bath, I Pavia may be considered rather as two towns united I discovered in the manners of the people a tincture of met ar old college companion whom I had not seen for than as one: between them flows the Tesino, which bears provincial simplicity. The young girls are brought up come years, and who was then on the point of setting large boats, and affords to the numerous commercial in with the greatest care, and kept in a restraint almost bors out for Verona. He proposed to me to accompany him habitants an easy means of transport for their merchandize. dering on rigour. The people are serious and taciturn; tbither, promising to bring me back to Pisa the next day, a superb bridge, covered with marble, three hundred and they do not answer above half of what is said to them; and I the more willingly consented to his offer, as Verona forty feet long, unites the two towns; or, to speak more not that they despise conversation, but that they dislike did not happen to be on the itinerary which I had traced properly, joins the town to its faux bourgs, which are ex- entering into useless discussions : upon those who insult out for my journey in Italy. I like impromplu resolu- tensive, well built, and surrounded by walls. Pavia is them, they turn their backs, without being moved to tếons; people, who do not regulate their conduct by any situated on a fertile and pleasant plain ; it was formerly anger. They have in general fine complexions; the fixed plan, are spared many inconveniences and disap- the residence of the Lombard kings. The inhabitants call women are fair and ruddy; they are neat, and even ele. pointments. We set out as soon as I had had my pass their territory the garden of the Milanese.
gant in their dress. port examined, a ceremony indispensible to those who The principal square is in the centre of the town, and The palaces, gardens, public walks, and villas, are not are entering the kingdom of Italy,
is surrounded by an ancient piazza. An equestrian deficient in beauty or architectural elegance. The modern We alighted at Verona, not far from the grand street statue, placed in the middle, is said to represent Marcus theatre was opened in 1779; it is well adapted to the taste of the Corso, in a small square called, I think, piazzetta Aurelius Antony: the horse only is remarkable. of the people, and the extent of their town, which conBostaroze. The back windows of the inn commanded The cathedral is an ancient gothic edifice, renewed by tains about 12,000 inhabitants. a view of a rich tract of country, watered by the Adige, modern architects, and is little deserving of attention. The The grand charter-house, situated at about three miles which is very wide and rapid in that part of Italy. It sexton shows to strangers a sort of large boat-mast, pointed from Pavia, has been described in me as one of the finest first flows along the ramparts of Verona, and then crosses with iron, which, he pretends, is the lance of the celebrated in Europe. In this magnificent monastery, the
wonders part of the town. As soon as we arrived, my companion Paladine Rolando.
of painting, sculpture, and architecture alternately divide left me to despatch his business, and I made it my first This town suffered in the wars of the fifth, eighth, tenth, the attention. The humble deportment of the monks, care to inquire where the arenæ were situated. Fortu- eleventh, and sixteenth centuries. Charlemagne took pos. and the perpetual silence imposed on them by the rules of nately, I was not far from them. Following the street of session of it in 773. Charles the Bold held there a general Saint Bruno, form a strange contrast with the luxury and the theatre Morando, nearly opposite the little square of assembly in 876, and Francis the First was made prisoner splendour of their vast habitation. They are lodged like Montarone, 1 came to the square of Bra, which is the there after a battle fought with Charles the Fifth, on a kings, and they need only be clothed in purple to render largest in Verona, and contains one of the finest mo- piece of ground twenty miles in circumference, which has complete their apparent departure from all observance of numents of antiquity. The small number of 'ancient since been inclosed with walls, and is pointed out to travel the self-denial they profess. monuments which I had yet seen, were, in fact, compared lers. The walls are now in ruins.
I felt less regret in leaving Pavia without having seen the with the amphitheatre of Verona, like the inhabitants of Pavia was founded some time after Milan, by the charter. house, than I did for not having had an opportuLilliput by the side of Gulliver.
Gauls: the ancients called it Ticinum, Papia, and Pepia nity of being introduced to Scarpa. I should have spoken This amphitheatre is of oval form, and is surrounded Flavia. The Romans first took possession of it; it was to him of Doctor Rossi, of Turin, his friend and rival. by forty-five rows of seats, placed in gradation, one above sacked by Attila, and ruined by Odoacre.
The literati of Italy have one singularity: they are satisanother, which easily afforded accommodation to twenty. Its university is still celebrated : it was founded in 791 fied with being pre-eminent among men of science, with. five thousand spectators. Its architecture did not appear by Charlemagne. Among its professors, the famous sur out aspiring to the ridiculous honour of being the last to me very fine; it is exceedingly heavy, and the profiles geon and great anatoinist, Scarpa, is particularly dis- among statesmen. of the capitals are in very bad taste. It is particularly tinguished.
At two o'clock in the afternoon we again set out on our remarkable for its excellent state of preservation ; the The churches are tolerably handsome. The body of journey. We passed through Florence; but as we stopped steps and corridors are as perfect, as if they had been con. Saint Augustin is preserved in the church of the monks of there only a few minutes, this will not be the place to structed only two or three centuries ago. Vitruvius says that name, as we were assured by those good fathers. speak of that beautiful city. The reader must be content that this amphitheatre was constructed by order of the The Augustins show also the body of the Consul Boë. to travel with me over fine roads without seeing any thing, muncil of Verona, during the time of the republic. tius, a Latin writer of the fifth and sixth centuries. He and to arrive once more at Pisa.
I continued my way along the wide Via Pallone, as far wrote five büoks on Philosophical Consolation during the The aspect of the town is much more striking, as it apas the bridge dei Figlü rei, by which I crossed the lesser time that he was confined in prison for a political crime. pears to travellers arriving by the Tuscan road. It is dis. Adige. I then entered the street of the Capuchins, and He was afterwards beheaded by the Goths: his consola- covered at some distance, situated in an admirably fertile at length paused before a tomb: it was that of Romeo and tions availed him but little.
plain, which has all the appearance of an immense garden. Juliet The love of the children was more powerful than Among the great men of Pavia, the poet Quidi ought It is watered by the Arno and its tributary rivers, and the the hatred of the fathers. Montague and Capulet! the to be mentioned, who died in 712.
meadows and fields are enclosed by rows of mulberries dust of your last descendants, reposes in peace in the same The inhabitants carry on a commerce in silks, and their and other trees, whose summits wave above the garlands of grave: you wished to disunite them ; death has been less country abounds in wine, cheese, corn, hemp, and fruit. vines that entwine themselves round their lower branches. barbarous than you.
Among the churches, that of the Dominicans is re- This plain was formerly covered by stagnant waters, Meantime the day began to decline, and I feared that markable for the excellent preservation of the fine paint- whose vapours infected the town and neighbouring counby travelling companion would expect my return withings with which it is adorned. The citadel is in the upper try. These marshes were in great part drained by order Irapatience. At sis o'clock in the evening I rejoined him part of the town. The decay of Pavia, which has been of Leopold, the Grand Duke, whose name is so dear to * the ina, where a dinner awaited us. His business was the seat of more than twenty kings, is dated from the the Tuscans, aud the air of Pisa is now sweet and salu