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IT IS THE DAY, THE HOLY DAY,-A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
THE WORDS BY RICHARD RYAN,—THE MUSIC BY WILLIAM TEBBETT.
The following new Christmas Carol, with Music, is taken from that interesting and useful work, Time's Telescope for 1825. We conceive that by appropriating this article in the Kaleidoscope, we shall promote, rather than injure, the work itself, which we can recommend from an investigation of the nature of its contents.-Edit. Kala
Twas in a humble manger, a little lowly shed,
He came to save the perishing—to wast the sighs to heaven
Of guilty men, who truly sought to weep and be forgiven :
An Intercessor still he shines, and Man to him should pray
At his altar's feet for meekness upon this Holy Day.
SOLUTION TO GAME XXIV.
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1 Casile.... 2 Koight .F-6+
2 King G-7 3 Knight ..D-7+by Dis. 3 King G-8 4 Castle ....F-8+
4 King 5 Castle F-7+
5 King G-8 6 Casile ....G-7+Mate.
or, 5 Castle........H-8
There is no such thing as forgetting possible to the mind."
Rev. C. R. Maturin.
Forget! oh, when, or how, forget?
It may not, cannot be;
But when died memory?
And hours of dark regret,
But when may love forget?
Did love the meaning know
All pangs and shades of woe!
Condemned for age to mourn;
Dismantled and forlorn.
The gone-by days and years;
On hours bedimmed with tears.
Lament, forswear, disdain;
Hopeless the toil, and vain.
My mother bade us all prepare,
For death was hastening fast;
But me she called the last.
Low bent his curly head;
Upon his mother's bed.
Beside where she did lay:
And oft she tried to pray:
And smooth'd their shining hair;
And join her dying prayer.
And still I watch'd to see
Though but a look for me.
To happier realms on high;
For one so lost as I.
Low bending at thy feet;
My punishment is meet.
My dream of love is o'er ;
Thou never canst restore.
Which thou hast taught to roam,
Or e'er a second home.
Uncall'd, unwelcome too;
In spite of all I do.
I spread his humble fare,
And knights, and ladies fair.
The children on my knee;
Oh! then I think of thee.
And deck'd with many a gem;
But who shall care for them?
Behold how bleak and bare ! The leafless ruin all is this thine;
It bloom'd til thou wert there.
I could not now be gay;
Nor laugh my hours away.
Loud winding up the vale;
Nor heed my woeful tale.
Spring from her covert green;
A noble train I ween.
Heed not her failing breath;
And chase her down to death.
With triumph, and with glee;
So piteously to thee.
Nor memory strive to wake;
That thou could'st once forsake.
The winter's current stem;
Thou need'st not stay for them.
LAMENT OF THE PEASANT'S DAUGHTER.
The subject of education, and particularly of popular instruction, has of late excited an unusually large portion of public interest and inquiry ; and we have, therefore, pleasure in drawing attention to Mr.J. S. Walker's inten. tion to give a lecture on the general advantages of education. After Mr. W.'s address a debate will commence, on the moral character of the present community compared with that of former times—and as Mr. W. has taken means to secure the attendance of several gentlemen who will deliver their opinions on this occasion, an animated and interesting discussion is anticipated. The Lecture will be given at Mr. Paris's elegant and commodious saloon, Hardman-street, this evening (Tuesday.)
We were a simple family,
That only lov'd our Saviour's name: That only sought his light to see,
Till thou, the cruel spoiler, came.
And, when our task was o'er,
My grateful thanks to pour:
With William, Kate, and Sue;
Was all I learned to do.
I ne'er was found to roam;
Regardless of my home.
Both guilt and misery,
Than desert sands to me.
My mother she is dead :
Since all her pride has fled.
My mother rarely smil'd; My father sorely wept alone,
But ne'er reproach'd his child.
My mother pin'd away;
To watch her day by day.
As I had done before;
My grief seemed more and more.
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Biographical Notices. tram," after carrying all before it for the first seaser, GEON-DENTIST, 25, Bold-street, warranted to remain per
and being successfully represented in England, Ireland
, foctly secure and comfortable in the mouth, without tying, twisting wires, or any fastening whatever to the adjoining BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE REV. C. R. MATURIN, finally discarded from the list of stock plays.
and Scotland, and even America, is now, we believe Teeth, and yet so effectuallysecured, that the most powerful motions of thejaws, in eating,cannotdisplaceor injurethem,
AUTHOR OF “BERTRAM," &c.
Bertram" was followed ivy - Manuel;" relatives fixed without pain, and adapted with such accuracy to the re
the failure of which we have been favoured with some es maining Teeth, that not the least difference can be felt, nei
(From " La Belle Assemblee," 1820.) ther can the minutest observer distinguish them. These
rious circumstances. When Mr. Maturin visited London
, Teeth can, with ease, be taken out, cleaned, and replaced
on the success of “ Bertram,” he was urged to emping with great safety by the wearer.
Charles Robert Maturin is the decendant of a French his pen for Mr. Kean in the subsequent season. He was 25, Bold-street.
Protestant emigrant family, and the son of a gentleman intormed that that gentleman was extremely anxious te CHEAP & POPULAR BOOKS FOR WINTER EVENINGS. who held, for many years, a lucrative and respectable appear in a character of hoary and decrepit distress; and 1. TAFANECDOTE LIBRARY: .consisting of 3000 situation, under government
He entered Trinity Col. that the calamitous situation of his Majesty having red of the most curious anecdotes in the English Lan- lege, Dublin, at the age of fifteen, and his academical dered the representation of " Lear” improper, a private 2. THE VOCAL LIBRARY, containing Two Thousand progress was marked not only by the attainment of pre- character, in a state of grief and insanity, might be sube Two Hundred of the most approved Songs of all descriptions, miums and a scholarship, but of prizes for composition stituted for it, and would insure all the success which lie price Jos. 6d. bound.
and extempore' speaking in the theological class. Though talents of that great actor exerted in a character of his tion of Five Thousand approved Recepts in all the Arts of stand that he was considered, both by his tutors and his turin, accordingly, strained every nerve to realize the der 3. THE UNIVERSAL RECEIPT-BOOK, or a new collec. his collegiate life was not without its honours, we under- own selection, might be expected to comniand. Mr. My 4. THE HUNDRED WONDERS OF THE WORLD, de companions, as more remarkable for indolence and me- ceptions of the performer, and the result was a total fil
. scribed according to the latest and þest Authorities, with 100 lancholy than for talent.
ure. This may, perhaps, be a useful lesson to the Engravings. By C. C. CLARKE, price 10s. 6d. bouud. 5. THE NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL WONDERS POF literally commenced in boyhood, he married Henrietta authors; causes to which may be ascribed the obvious and
At a very early period of life, after a courtship that bitious caprice of actors, and the fatal obsequitates of THE UNITED KINGDOM. By the blend.". GOLDSMITH, Kingsbury, sister to the present Archdeacon of Killala. progressive deterioration of the English stage. 6. THE WONDERS of the HEAVENS DISPLAYED, with Like most men who marry early, he became the father of
Of " Bertram” so much has been said in praise and is fine Engravings, by C. C. CLARKE, 108. 6d. bound. 7. SHAW'S NATURE DISPLAYED, in the Heavens and children are rather considered as toys to sport with, than -it was the most successful tragedy of its day=-200 l
several children, three of whom survive, at an age when dispraise, that it would be idle for us to add any thing 8. SHAW'S ATLAS OF NATURE, consisting of 100 folio objects to be provided for in life. For several years after still a powerful monument of poetical ability. Plates, with descriptions, price + 2 5s.
his marraige he continued to reside in his father's house, Of the private habits of character of an individual 9. ALL THE VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD, from till that father's dismission from the situation which he had living in another country little can be learned or related Magellan, in 1420, to Freycinet,
ind820, with 80 Engravings. held forty-seven years, with a spotless and esteeined cha- but we have heard, that in private life Mr. Matorin is 10. THE UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER, being the substance racter, plunged the whole family into a state of horrible to be a kind relative, an indulgent parent, and the most World, with 100 Engravings. By S. PRIOR, 10s. 6d. bound. in the family of the unfortunate Sutherland, though not of the best modern Travels in the Four, Quarters of the distress, equalled only, perhaps, by that which occurred uxorious man breathing.
In person Mr. Maturin is tall, and formed with mech of all Nations fully described, with 100 curious Engravings. terminated by the same dreadful catastrophe.
elegance; and his countenance, unless when ilkimined By the Rev. J. NIGHTINGALE, 10s. 6d. bound.
Mr. Maturin, sen. during the course of a long and by conversation, expresses only the profoundest meline 12. WATKINS'S PORTABLE CYCLOPEDIA, or Dictionary respectable life, had brought up and maintained a nume. choly. He must be now thirty-seven years old, having of all Arts and Sciences, revised and enlarged, by Dr. MITCHELL, with numerous Engravings, price 16s. bound.
rous family; he had married his daughters, and established been born in the year 1782, though the advaptages d i Printed for G. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-lane, London; and bis sons. The day of his dismission be was pennyless : it figure unusually slight and juvenile, give bim the appeale to te had of al Booksellers.
is singular, that though the commissioners of the inquiry, ance of being many years younger. SUPPLEMENTARY TO THE STUDY OF ARITAJIETIC.
who sat repeatedly on the business, pronounced this un. This day is published, in a very large volume, with 50 En: fortunate gentleman wholly innocent of the charge of fraud gravings, and 1000 Woodcuts, price €1 18. bound, brought against him, he has been suffered to linger nine
Complete COURSE of PURE and MIXED MA years since without redress, without relief, and without
"Housekeeping anul husbandry, if it be good, every branch, with many hundred examples for exercise. BY PETER NICHOLSON, His son was obliged to apply himself to means for the
The wife, too, must husband as well as the man, Author of the Architectural Dictionary, &c. &c. &c.
subsistence of his family, which the stipend of a Dublin Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can." This course carries the Student, as soon as he has learnt curate, his only preferment, could not afford. He pro. Vulgar Fractions, through Algebra, in all its Parts; Euclid's posed to take pupils, as inmates in his house ; and, en
ACID IN THE STOMACH. tion; Fluxions, Differentials, Functions, Transcendentai couraged by the recollection of his own success at college, Geometry, Mensuration, Mechanics, Gauging, Land-Survey applied himself to his task with industry and hope.
(From the Oracle of Health.) ing, Astronomy, Spheries, Optics, Hydrostaties, Logarithms, For some time he was successful, and we have been in&c. &c. being the most complete System for the use of Schools formed that “Bertram” was written while the author had We cannot repeat it too often that acid, generated in and Students ever published. Printed for G. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-lane, London ; and six young men residents in the house, and four who at the stomach, is the cause of more than the half of human
tended him for instruction daily, to all of whom his at.. disorders. We repeat it, because we know that it is either every Question and Problem is worked at full length, by the nately induced to become security for a relation whose from not attending to our precepts of comfort and good like
of whom may be bad, A KEY to the same work, in which tention was unremitting. At this period he was unfortu- forgotten or neglected by thousands, who suf r daily, Also, a MATHEMATICAL and PHILOSOPHICAL DIC- affairs were considerably involved the consequence was, ing. Acid of some kind will be produced in the stomach, TIONARY, exhibiting the Present State of those Sciences, the relation defeated his creditors by taking the benefit of by overloading it with food or drink-by taking, ca by Dr. MITCHELL, 10s. 6d. boards, or 12s. calf gilt.
the Act of Insolvency, and left the burden of his debts a moderate quantity, in opposition to the rules of the This day is published, Part IV. of
to those who had attempted to lighten their pressure on Oracle, substances which are difficult of digestion, er by him.
stopping or interrupting the process of digestion in an in conformity with its Organization, by the BARON Mr. Maturin was compelled to give up bis establish manner, whether that be by violent exercise after eatingCUVIER, &c. &c. &e. With additional Descriptions of all the ment, and is since, we understand, dependent solely on his by indulging the emotions or passions of the wind, such Species hitherto named, of many not before noticed, and talents for subsistence.
as melancholy, anger, love, fear, &c.—by exposure other original matter, by EDWARD GRIFFITH, F.L.S. and others. Demy 4to, with early Impressions of the Plates, on
We willingly hasten over these details of misery, and too much heat or too much cold_every one and all India Paper, price 24s. each Part; in royal 8yo, with the pass to what is more properly our province-the history of which must withdraw the nervous energies from Plates carefully coloured, 246. or plain 18s.; in demy 8vo, Mr. Maturin's literary life. His first production was stomach, where, during the process of digestion, they are plain 12s. And, on the 1st of May next, will be published,
“ Montorio,” and this was followed by the Wild Irish indispensable. These remarks alone will enable our Part I (the whole to be included in Ten Parts) of a' Trans. Boy," and the “ Milesian.”
ders to see clearly, that in many instances they are
Sir Walter Scott was pleased to find, or imagine, some selves the cause of all their diseases, by aiding and In anuo neing the continuation of the animal King: merit in Montorio;" this was signified to Mr. Maturin. ing (unconsciously it may be), the production of the ed the Editor has the satisfaction of stating that these works
He availed himself of it to solicit an epistolary communi- which causes them. will, in future, be honoured, with occasional aid from the cation with Sir Walter Scott; and to the zealous friend. The substances which those who are troubled with acid Baron Cuvier himself, who has most liberally offered to com- hip, the judicious monitions, and the indefatigable patron. in the stomach ought chiefly to avoid, are, such as se municate to the Editor such new facts and discoveries, both age of this most excellent man, our author has been heard most readily disposed to run into fermentation. Allsve in existing and in fossil organization, as may arise pending gratefully to ascribe all the distinction and success he has watery, and crude vegetables
are of this kind, carton celebrate: “Theory of the Earth," which forms the Intro- subsequently enjoyed. ductory Discourse of the “Ossemens Fossiles,” will be from Excited by the success of Mr. Shiel's first tragedy of turnips, Jerusalem artichokes, and every kind of sala the Baron's Manuscript, with important additions and corrections, prepared for
a new edition of that work, which he fered it to the manager of Crow-street Theatre, by whom if eaten in a green state, though apples when dresses Major C. Hamilton Smith, F.R.S. &c. &c. &c. with the most it of his immense collection of original drawings, now exceed- fered the manuscript to mouider for a year and a half, without producing acidity and derangement of the stom distinguished liberality, has also gratuitously offered the use sessing any means of access to the London
, yet many cannot even eat a portato ing 6000 spec'es, together with his Notes on many genera of and then submitted it to the perusal of Sir Walter Scott; mach. with a great number of new species, will be from his pen, by whom it was transferred to Lord Byron, then a mem- of animal substances, those most disposed 10 become
ber of the committee of Drury-lane Theatre, and through acid in the stomach, are fat, and all the poung white No additions to the Fossil osteology will be inserted, ex his influence brought out at that theatre, in May, 1816, meats, such as veal, lamb, sucking pig, chicken de on benes titeral in the corresponding
idioma of the remolanguages with an effect and popularity unparalleled since the pro- may be proved by the experiment of allowing a beauties will
allow. The plates will be engraved, if possible, in a su. duction of “ Pizarro. perior style to those of the original; and the Work will be The popularity of dramatic works is, however, pro- same time. If you do this, you will find that the veel published at a considerably less price. It will necessarily be in quarto only.
verbially transient; the moral feeling of the public was soup will become rapidly sour, while the beef tea wili moto Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, Ave Maria-lane, London. wounded by an alleged fault in the narrative, and "Bermain sweet for a considerable time. Fat is still worse in
the Mammile ous tribes.
all the symptoms of acidity and sour belching; and after Divorce.-Rabbi Hillet maintained, that if a wife let ance, and the original or rather revived mode of his pulpit his solemo warning, those who persist to eat fat, and other the meat be too much roasted, it was a sufficient reason eloquence, must strike every one who hath heard hini. hings here forbidden, can have no right to complain of for a husband to divorce her.—Basnuge's History of the he consequences, and must put quietly up with the gout, Jews.
It hath been said, that Edward Irving studies the porgravel, apoplexy, or palsy, which they bring upon them
trait of the Scottish Reformer, John Knox, and decorates felves by disobedience to the rules of health and comfort.
Philosophy v. Theology.-The ancient fathers com- his bust in conformity to the fashion of that patriarch; be The drink forbidden in all such cases is hard malt plained heavily of the sect of Aristotle : and it is almost a this as it may, he certainly does not adopt the fashion of wer
contains the adulterating leaven of an acid,' which, but, on the other side, it is also as certain that theology is his own times, in the disposal of his dark hair, which, by an ike power and money, rapidly propagates itself, and in as injurious to philosophy :--they are two faculties which artificial arrangement, is' made to fall divided in glossy reases wherever it goes. Indeed we may lay it down as could never justly settle their limits, did not the balance of clusters over a forehead no way remarkable. adisputable, that more than half of the acidities, so much authority, which is always interested on the side of the
-" his parted forelock manly hung omplained of, arise from some acid previously existing former, make the regulation --Bayle.
Clust'ring, but not beneath his shoulders broad." in the drink commonly used by the patient. Even plain water , or toast and water, when drank in too great, quan; other cadgers, sometimes indulged in a drop of the genuine the general effect of his person, and the Italian hue of his
Repentance.-Johnnie Duncan of the Vray, who, like The peculiar appearance which his eyes present, add to tead powerfully to produce acid. Milk is the worst of all the grace among the ashes, with an old corn-sack over his physiognomy correspond admirably with the singular tout iquids, for a stomach prone to acidity. The smaller the shoulders. This, he said, was repenting in sack-cloth and ensemble of this extraordinary man.
ashes. It is said that the celebrated Scottish Teniers, There is only one system of proper diet for those who David Wilkie, intends to introduce Johonie into his next voked in the minds of the people, operates in no small
The high excitement which the London press hath prore the victims of indigestions from acidity, and that is picture.—Linlithgow Free Press. re system of Training, in which biscuit is the only
degree against him as a preacher. Many went to hear him egetable substance used, and red meats, without fat, Women.-Francis I. of France, was the first monarch who on Friday with their minds prepared for a mental repast, he only animal food, with mild ale for drink We do introduced ladies at his court. He said, in a style of true which no mortal preacher could have gratified. Some 10t, however, affirm that even the most rigid training gallantry—that a drawing-room without ladies was like came away disgusted, others disappointed and astonished, liet will always ensure a patient from acidity and its con- the year without the spring, or rather like the spring but many lauding the talents of the preacher, while they equences; for if the disorder is severe, or of long stand without flowers. ng, even the best beef and biscuit which can be eaten
argued within themselves whether the high popularity ill sometimes turn sour. We are confident, however, Fontenelle being one day asked by a lord in waiting, which he so hastily had acquired would endure for any at perseverance in this system will ultimately produce what difference there was between a clock and a woman, length of time. e most beneficial results, and along with alkaline media instantly replied—“A clock serves to point out the hours, ne, is the only remedy for effecting a complete cure. and a woman makes us forget them."
Mr. Irving claims to be a disciple of the preachers of
the olden school; those hardy veterans whose manly sen. To prevent Chilblains.-Wear soft leather gloves and
Admiral Duncan's address to the officers who came on timents and their bold utterance of them brooked no rembs wool stockings in the approaching frosty weather. board his ship for instructions, previous to the engage straint, and whose vigorous manner (so the orator says) Medical Adviser.
morous:-“Gentlemen, you see a severe Winter approach. have been yearly dwindling, since the reformation, into
ing, I have only to advise you to keep up a good FIRE.' whining cant and babyism. Mr. I. also professes sim. Miscellanies. -Literary Chronicle.
plicity, and a total divestment of ceremony ; nevertheless, da Odd Adventure.-A New York paper details the A gentleman of Henley-on-Thames offered a farmer, many doubted the sincerity of this assertion, who heard lowing ludicrous occurrence :-"A few days ago, in when at the market, a dióner and a bottle of wine, if he and witnessed him on Friday. The graceful action which is city, a gentleman from the country stopped at a bar. would bring him a grain of wheat on the following mar- he displayed in general, together with the formal and a's shop to have his hair
cut, and to be shaved. Having ket-day, and double the quantity each week until that overcharged gestures which occasionally escaped him that ken off his coat, he laid it on a chair. Immediately day twelvemonth. This was acceded
to for the moment; day, are undeniable testimonials of his devotion to art, and ered to be shaved, and he likewise took off his coat who have never entered into any similar calculations of prove his conviction of the necessity of exterior appear. I laid it down. The last person was shaved first, and the impossibility of fulfilling such an engagement :- ances; while he denounced affectation and dramatic effect, parted. When the former had done, and went to get Amount of the number of grains, 4,503,599,627,370,495; he stood the living personification of the object of his own scoat, it was gone. He immediately exclaimed that he number of bushels, 12,509,998,964 ; number of quarters, accusation. 29 a ruined man, as he had eight or nine hundred dollars 1,563,749,870; number of loads, 312,749,974.
Since I had the profit of listening to Mr. Irving, in St. i his coat pocket. The apprentices and journeymen were spatched in all directions to find the other gentleman, in the last Edinburgh Review, is the following account of person and in manners ; he was then much more sparing
Segars.-In White's Voyage to Cochin China, noticed John's Church, Glasgow, he is materially altered both in ning the
pockets of the remaining coat, when in one of extraordinary segars * It is of a taper form, he says) of his gestures, not half so intolerant in his evangelical in was found a pocket-book, containing from fourteen big end, two and a quarter inches ; and at the smaller opinions, and upon the whole to my taste a better preacher. fifteen hundred dollars. About an hour afterwards, end, one and a half inches
. It is composed entirely of London hath taken away from the rotundity of his coune of perspiration, when an exchange took place to the tobacco, in parallel compact layers, and wrapped with the tenance
multiplied his clustering ringlets, and given to sfaction of all parties. The first shaved gentleman had largest leaves of the saine plant. It is ornamented with him a theatrical air, which addeth not force to his general
of various , which e from the North River, as far as Catharine-market, other diagonally, the whole length of the cigar, and the eloquence, nor graceth the intensity of his deeper moods. . intersections of the bands are ornamented with spangles ;
Mr. Irving was at that time the humble assistant of Dr. harles Bannister, father of John, went one night into a fire is applied to the smallest end of this unwieldy mass, Chalmers, and instead of being idolized by thousands, as e-house, where three surgeons were present. As he and the large end is received by the mouth. One of he now is, he found a serious difficulty in securing of the red the room, he said, with apparent concern and feel these cigars, as may be supposed, will last you some approval of a scanty portion of his parochial hearers. ** There has been a dreadful accident at the end of the eight or ten days' smoking. Pipes are seldom used, ex. Many a Sunday have I witnessed, when Mr. I. advanced it!” “ Accident ! what is it?" said each of the sur cept by the Chinese." $, reaching their hats and canes." Why, a gentle.
to the pulpit, several of the regular, as well as the occasi. in crossing that terrible place at the end of the street
onal visitors of the church, evacuate their seats and defer pat out his leg.” This was quite enough; a steeple.
their devotions, until the idol of the day, Dr. Chalmers, e ensued, and, in ten minutes, they all returned breath.
ascended the rostrum. This was by no means an uncommon " There is no accident !" " We can't find any one!” he man has been removed !” burst at once from the
THE REV. MR. IRVING.
occurrence; but I think I might safely aver, that if Ed. ppointed doctors. “Why, probably," said Charles,
ward Irving, at this time of day, now that his name is le man removed himself." "Oh, that's impossible
O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us,
emblazoned, did St. John's the honour of his services, re a leg was broken." "A leg broken !" returned
To see oursels as ithers see us!
he would find it on difficult matter to gain over to him rister," who heard, but yourselves, any thing of a
It wad frae mony a blunder free us
those minions of the popular voice. Such is the power of en leg? I said, a gentleman in crossing the kennel
An' foolish notion:
fashion, and so utterly valueless are the voices of the many. ut his leg out; and bow can a man cross a kennel
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,
Had Mr. Irving remained in Glasgow, he might have
preached himself into his grave, and never have been Nervous System.- A Dominic in one of the parishes
noted but for a stalking cold declaimer. Good fortune & county had occasion, last week, to go a few miles to ament. For this purpose, he borrowed a horse from
TO THE EDITOR.
ordered it otherwise ; he was called to London, and with f the farmers in the neighbourhood. The farmer,
SIR,-Since the 3d of December, the whole conversa- his many peculiarities, joined to an admirable voice and ing that the Dominie was no horseman, sent him one tion of Liverpool has been engrossed by discussing the no mean abilities, he became the favourite, it is said, of scart-horses, which for many years had not been very extraordinary qualities of Edward Irving.
Some cabinets as well as crowds. I doubt, however, if his fame n to expedite his velocity beyond a walk. When the bestow upon him unqualified praise, while others are shall endure beyond his living days, save in the registers inic returned the horse, the farmer asked him if he "canny enough ?” " Oh yes,” replied the instruc- equally liberal of their censures.
of wonderful events. 1 youth, “but he cocked his ears two times, and I That he has talent no one disputes, but that a vast share
“Sic transit gloria mundi." tery much agitated !"-Linlithgow Free Press. of his popularity is to be ascribed to his singular appear. I am, &c. DOCTOR TIMOTHY TWIST.
display her utter incapability of personifying a part for Chess-We regret that A Chess Player should have idegrad which she is not in possession of a solitary requisite, bating the postage from Stewartstown, as on this occasion its ta
the necessary assurance; and how she could have the unTHE THEATRE.
so little purpose.
We shall here transcribe an exurat frem blushing effrontery to advertise her performance of this his note, in order to rectify the mistake into which belas "You have not a man in all Athens, able to discharge performed by Madam Vestris,” would be astonishing,
truly feminine and purely virtuous hero," as originally fallen, in his solicitude to set us right. Pyramus, but he.”
TO THE EDITOR. could any act of Miss Cramer's any longer surprise us. SIR,- In your paper of the 23d ult. you have given a sita We recently adverted to the then approaching benefit of
tion at Chess, in which you say, the white " can eceipt Mr. Hooper, and now congratulate that gentleman on the Few persons, we 'presume, will accuse us of a disposi
the black to check-mate him with the King's Bistrit result of his first appeal to the suffrage of the town; not tion to view the management with an eye of too placable
Pawn, in 11 or 12 moves" I beg leave to remark, tharly pecuniarily, be it understood, but professionally. We leniency. We have earned the contrary character; whe.
may compel him to do so in EIGHT moves; as will apper gratulate him, not on the number of his auditory, but on ther justly or not, is not for us to determine. And, be
from the annexed solution.-Yours, &c. Their great respectability ; not on the profit accruing to this as it may, we do not hesitate now to laud at least one
A CHESS-PLAYER hin, individually, but on the claim he has, at length, in- act of the managers, which, to us, seemis strictly just and our correspondent then gives his scheme; which He disputably established for himself, of a much higher situa. becoming; more especially as one of those gentlemen,
join, in order to show that he is mistaken. When the tion in the theatre than he had previously appeared to in particular, has laboured under much unmerited oblo
black pawn moves to G 6, and gives check (which our eet. hoid. As Charles Surface, Mr. Hooper shone, conspicu. quy on a subject, in itself less than insignificant-che
respondent calls mate) the black king can not only erede ously, quite a different person from what we had before wit- very proper, and, as we think, commendable dismissal of
the check, but also get a pawn by moving to H& W nessed, or had at all anticipated of him; he was, in fine, Miss Cramer.
first we received this correspondent's letter, we absolutely created anew to the audience. We hold it to be We hold the theatre to be the private property of who
confident we were correct; and that Lolli raso carret thing of course that no one else of the present company ever may rent it from those to whom the inere bricks and
This game, and some of the most ingenious situations we will hereafter essay this character, so completely has Mr. mortar belong. The performers we regard as the mana
have given, or have in store, are taken from as mellett Hooper's admirable personation of the part identified him gers' servants, hired, like the servants of other people, for
and rare Italian work, a bulky folio, in whied is endered with it, and triumphantly secured it his own.
together the best display of Chess science, which the world should not rejoice with Mr. Hooper alone, at the gratify. become subject ; not to minister to the necessities of
affords. If our Chess readers were aware of the trailer ing result of his late benefit. For although it was, to others. The Music-hall shı uld not be dependant on the
we have with this department, it would enhance its true him, pregnant with incalculable professional utility, inas. | Theatre. The affairs of those employed and the employers
in their estimation. In the first instance, the perbal tras much as it indicated his own personal respectability, cannot, or should not, be in any wise exposed to the rude
lation is to be made from the Italian, then the old moet by obviously demonstrating bim to be well-informed control of a third party; much less to that of an infuriate
about phraseology is to be translated into our simple of what is due to his character as a gentleman as well mob, assuming to be the public.
of notation; after which the two schemes must beeberat, as scrupulous of marring that of his vocation, coupled, If any of our readers knew us in propriis personis (and
an operation which must also be repeated when the state also, with being the era of his first proper introduction many of them do, without knowing it themselves) they
isgiven. Weare glad to perceive that our correspondente to the theatrical people of this place; although, we would not require to be told that there are not living many
Stewartstown has adopted our notation or mode of matte
the board. say, Mr. Hooper's benefit was thus highly advanta- ten men who respect the vox populi more than our
We have no hesitation in saying that the genus to him, the town, too, is not the least benefited selves. So far, however, are we from acceding to the arbi.
simplest ever devised; as an illustration of whiel, we parıy. We shall no longer have to complain, as we have trary position that players are the servants of the public
suppose a white pawn upon the square G 4, and a lot done, of the very inadequate manner in which genteel co-alone, and that, consequently, the public have a right to
pawn on the square F. 5, and that the white pantat
take the black pawn. medy has been represented since the departure of Cooper, choose such servants for themselves as may to them seem
According to the clumise raad
about phraseology adopted by Philidore, by Lolli Sark to whom the management would do well to procure as effi- meet, without reference to the wishes, circumstances, or cient a successor in the sombre, as it now appears they convenience of the management; so far are we from sub.
and others, this simple move would be thus encumin have had the good fortune to do in the lightened and more scribing to this odious doctrine, that we deny it altogether.
with words, “ King's knight's pawn, to the opposite amiable walk of his profession. We deny, unequivocally, that performers are exclusively
bishop's fourth square," where all we should have to de
the occasion would be simply “ Pawn F. 5." Having seen the combined exertions of many worthies the servants of the public, and we deny, therefore, the familiar to the lover of the drama, concentrated in repre-right claimed by the public, of interfering, at pleasure, senting the School for Scandal, we cannot eulogize over with the arrangements, disputes, or conduct of a manager 1. Queen to F-6
1. King to Gwarmly the last performance of this play, as å whole. and his people. Players are only the public's servants, in. 2. King ....G-4
2. King....F-en-1 There were portions of it, however, whichi, to our think asmuch as they minister to the pleasure, or otherwise, of
3. King....Ging, could scarcely be surpassed. We allude more parti- of an audience; and public interposition, in a theatre, 4. Queen .. D-8%
4. King....H-1 cularly to the enactment of Joseph Surface, by Mr. Van- must be confined to an expression of applause or disappro. 6. Knight F-6
5. King....6-6&6-1 denhoff , which, though less effective, as relates to the ex. bation, in the manner sanctioned by usage of that which 6. Queen..G_84
6. King....citement of applause, than on previous occasions, was transpires there. It is only what may be passing on the 7. King H-5
7. King....F-5 a happy combination of an accurate conception of his stage that is cogniza le by the public, who cannot arrogate 8. Queen ..6-67
8. Pawn .. G Nate author, and the most thorough adaptation of himself any dictatorial authority over the regulations of the green. Our correspondent has made a great mistake here, to the feelings, passions, and circumstances, of the room, mode of conducting the business of the treasury, white king, when he represents him as checkmated, character. He was Joseph's very self. Whilst speaking or any the least particle of what is clearly the province of escape the check and get a pawn to the bargain. of Mr. Vandenhoff, we must be permitted to bear com the managemeni. mendatory testimony of his Leontes, in the Winter's Theatrical serving-gentlemen and ladies have the same
Music:--We have to thank three correspondents for Tale, performed for the benefit of " a native artist, and a efficient means of obtaining ample redress for any wrong
ble contributions in this department, viz. Among freeman of the Borough," on Wednesday, the 8th instant.* done to them, as have other servants of every denomina
a MS. copy of the National Air of Lima; L. $. for it Than on this especial occasion, Mr. Vandenhoff has rarely tion, and to those known means alone should they have
good original March; and Mr. Walker, musical profesi appeared to much greater advantage, which is saying not recourse. If any manager act iniquitously towards those
this town, for an original Psalm tune. They shall
attended to. a little. His Leontes was a very beautiful piece of acting, he employs, he becomes amenable, not to the public, but and might be quoted as highly characteristic of the best to the same tribunals which punish other offenders. s. L.'s communication shall not be delayed beyond met and purest style of playing: it was energetic, chaste, dis- Though a manager were ever so tyrannical or capricious The only fault we have to ind with it is, that the ! criminating, and effective. Would we could say as much in the government of his theatre, though with him honour seems to have been set at rest by what has already appe of the native artist's" pencil, which we should prefer were unknown, policy despised, and all consequences
in the Kaleidoscope. seeing successfully exercised apart from all enfranchise- madly defied, still the public could only chastise him by 0. R.'s essay and verses, and the lines of W. H. B. shall ment, save that conferred by nature. Mr. Goore should their absence from the scat of his oppression. But this next week. contrast the stiffness, glare, and false.colouring of his late hypothesis cannot be realized, so long as it shall remain The original Hymn, beginning “Bow'd down," &e scenery with the ease, admirable perspective, and glow of the obvious interest of the management to engage such a place in the next Kaleidoscope. rich mellowness that characterise Walmsley's old drop- performers as the public will approve, and to behave to
Ashton ASSEMBLIES.—The letter of Triptalis shall scene. Mr. Goore has taste and judgment enough to those performers so as to secure their services; which poprofit by the comparison ; we hope, therefore, this hint liey, on the part of all managers, will be as durable as may be serviceable to him. their theatres.
CHRISTMAS BAGATELLES—We shall next week reco T'he low ribaldry set forth in the bills, with all the ! e pomp
this department; and solicit contributions. of cant phraseology, as Giovanni in London, has really
THE COUNCIL OF TEN.
POLITICAL ECONOMY..We shall have much pleasant disgusted us to very nausea. It should have been termed, Dec. 20.
week in assigning a place in our columns to the able properly speaking, Giovanni in Liverpool ; every one
sis of one of Mr. M'Culloch's most important lectures would then have understood the thing. Nothing but the
which we have been favoured by a correspondent, tout very highest talent in song, accompanied by the most ex- Co Correspondents. we shall feel further obliged if he will enable us to furs quisite acting, could, in any degree compensate for the
an outline of any of the other excellent lectures of fully and obscenity of the piece: and it is notorious enough Chess._If H. H. will examine attentively the solution of
M'Culloch. Our correspondent appears to possess them to the frequenters of our theatre, that we have no opera game 24, he will perceive that all the moves of the black
talent of abridging without impairing the sense, or has company worthy the most trifling mention, if we except king are forced, and that it is therefore impossible for him
the spirit of the original. the veteran Doyle, Mrs. Aldridge, and the Benwells. One to escape checkmate in five moves, allowing the castle to Council of Tex.–Our critical decemviri will perceive of the latter, indeed, Mr. Edward, as Simpkins, exhibits be taken, and in six, if the castle be not taken. 'If, at the we have omitted a portion of their strictures, wbied, the only assumption of character in the filthy thing's whole third move, the black king were to move to H 7, instead of existing circumstances, we thought might, with prap conduct. To this gentlemian, alone, is Giovanni in Liver. G 8, the white castle would check him at F 7, and in the be dispensed with. pool indebted for its short-lived existence. Why Miss following move give checkmate at G 7.
The tale of the “Indians Outwitted" has been received CRAMER should have selerted Giovanni, obtrusively to THEATRICAL Fracas -As the affair between the Managers * Vide the newspaper puffs, which, however, are but puffs,
and Miss Cramer is arranged, we shall decline any further Printed, published, and sold, EVERY TUESDAY. of course, and there.ore mean nothing. comment upon the subject.
E. Smith & Co. 75, Lord-street, Liverpool.