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institution must of necessity lessen the quantum of human

has afforded, and will afford, great scope for the display of last, will be published immediately after the present nun

The fatal occurrence, yesterday, at the Prince's Dock, INDEX TO THE KALEIDOSCOPE. The Inde TO THE EDITOR. SIR,- I have long bad it in contemplation to put forth a

the utility of the society ;' and, as appropriate rewards of the Kaleidoscope, and as the proprietors wish to call little work, illustrated with figures, descriptive of various ought to be distributed to the brave fellows (particularly public attention to this Index, as being the best possible feats of strength and activity, on the expert performance of to one courageous man, a seaman) who exerted themselves gratis to every person applying at the Office. which I confess that I was too apt to be vain-glorious in so nobly is endeavouring to save the lives of their fellow the Printers, and of the London and Country Agents


A Perspective VIEW of the LIVERPOOL NEW MARK former days, when, like other hair-brained mad caps, 1 mend, to a liberal public, that the funds of the society with a GROUND PLAN of the INTERIOR of that exten “ carried more sail than ballast ;" and when to be tripped should receive such an augmentation, at the hands of the An elegantly engraved VIEW of the LIVERPOOL TOIT at foot-ball,—to be distanced in the race,—or, in short, to benevolent, as will enable the committee to perform the HALL, with a Plan of the SPLENDID SUITE OF ROOMS,

au be second-best in any gymnastic exploit, was held by me in most pleasing part of their duty. Yours, &c.

[This publication is adapted to binding with the Kaleidosct more dread than a broken head or a fractured limb, the

Monday morning.


A MAP and DESCRIPTION of the celebrated MAMMO which that I should have escaped, I hold to be next to a

CAVE (several miles in extent) in North America.-P.0

The penny papers which have been circulated describing Twopence. miracle. As I entertain some little regard for the editor this melancholy affair, state that the accident arose from a A Lithographic PORTRAIT of OLD ELLEN TATE, of the Kaleidoscope, I enclose you a specimen of a work from the quay to a vessel, from which stage they were wit- months, and 12 days.-Price Sixpence.

number of persons crowding upon a temporary stage, leading lately died in the Liverpool Workhouse, aged 110 years from which I anticipate more renown than profit. You nessing two boys endeavouring to draw up by a string a bot- Mr. ROSCOE'S DISCOURSE on the Opening of the Lis were the first to introduce to the British public the cele- dock. Owing to the weight of the persons (20 01 30 in num. tle, supposed to contain spirits, which had fallen into the pool ROYAL INSTITUTION.-Price Fourpence.

A full Account of the Origin, Progress, and present SI brated Geoffrey Crayon, whose Sketch Book first appeared ber) the stage gave way,

and the whole were precipitated of the LIVERPOOL APPRENTICES LIBRARY, with 9 in your little utile dulci." I now make you the first scriptibe

. watere regenera seenes ensuede

which battesi ale de particulars of its management.-Price One Shilhilg. offer of my Sketch Book, for such it may be called, as it tails of this frightful occurrence, in which no fewer than six

SPANISH GUITAR, will abound with diverse sketches, similar to that which persons are stated to have lost their lives! accompanies this first section.



at the PANTHEON ROOM, CHURCH-STREET, LIVERPO4 If you choose to usher my Gymnasia, piece-meal, into the world, I promise you that, whenever I publish the in discussing Le Sage's obligations to Spanish authors,

SIR,– It is rather unfortunate that your correspondents, This Day (TUESDAY) the 6th instant, at Nine o'clock

the Evening. whole in one volume, as I mean to do, you shall “ go should not have consulted the Monthly Review, vol. 102,

Principal Vocal Performer, Mrs. CORRAS.

LYRA, macks," should any profit accrue therefrom. page 535, where they might have found a very clear and A Child only three years and seven months old, whose wey

THE CELEBRATED HARPIST, FROM DUBLIN, I shall commence my series with one of the most simple candid summary of “ Llorente's Observations on the Ro- derful abilities have been the admiration of upwards lection; one, in which, should the pupil fail, he will not Llorente, who is said to have proved, and least hazardous feats to be found in my copious colomance of Gil Blas." The reviewer seems to agree with Twenty Thousand Persons, who have witnessed her p

this her first endanger life or limb: but I give timely notice that I merit of skilful conipilation and elegant version belongs

“ that only the an English audience.—Her Sister will assist in a Duet Two Harps.

SCHEME.-PART I. shall have to describe certain exploits which the weak or to the French author. I have no opportunity of consult- oh softly sleep, my Babe Bava timid must not venture upon, as there is no little peril in ing

the work of Llorente, and am rather disappointed to

GRAND MARCH, composed, and dedicated to their accomplishment. I shall, however, never fail to put find no mention of Le Sage's “ Bachelier de Salamanque"

his Majesty George the IV. by Don C. Bruguera

in which will be imitated the Bugle, Drum, your youthful readers on their guard on such points, in in the review; for, unless the manuscript of Solis, The Scottish Air of "Roy's Wife,” with Varia

and other Military Instruments ...

BRUGUERA. imitation of the learned author of one of our books on which bears the same title, should be found to contain a

tions, on the Harp, by the Young LYRA. cookery, who, after describing certain dishes which make

Celestina Harmonic Waltz on the Guitar one's mouth water, informs us, by way of caution, that the great deal more than the work of Le Sage, it cannot have Ye happy Nymphs a contributed very materially to the novel of Gil Blas.

Grand Introductory March to the National Air gout will be the probable consequence of indulging in such

of “ Patrick's Day," with a variety of muchdainties. But it is time to introduce you to my first figure, character, for general accuracy and impartiality, than the English Country Dance composed by Don C.Bru

There is no periodical publication of more established admired Variations on the Harp, by the who is here at your service, going to perform a very simple Monthly Riview ; but, in the present instance, too much guera, and dedicated to a Lady in this town. BAUQUERA. fent.

PART II. reliance may have been placed on Llorente's laudable “ Coming through the Rye" partiality to the literature of his own country. I hazard Grand March for the

Guitar, by Don C. Bruguera,

dedicated to the Grande Livertadur of Spanish this conjecture because the reviewer states, that “ Le Sage America, General Don Simon Bolivar translated, with little variation, the Diable Boiteux from National Air on the Harp, My Lodging is on the Spanish of Guevta.” Now, Le Sage dedicates every cappricio, and Spanish Bolero, on the Guitar ..BRUGUBRA. successive edition to Guevra, and candidly acknowledges Duet for Two Harps, by the Young Lyra and himself indebted to the Spaniard for the title, the idea, The Maid of Snowdon”. and a few pensées, observing, however, that, whilst he "Robin Adair,” “The Yellow-haired Laddie,»

and "God Save the King," by the Young LYRA, passed for a mere copyist at Paris, and was only praised Mr. COHAN will preside on the Piano Forte.

Tickets Five Shillings each, to be had at the Music Shop there en second, the copy was translated into Spanish at

at the Courier and Mercury-offices; and at Mr. Gore's; au Madrid, and was become an original work : he acknow. from Don C. Bruguera, at the Palace Inn, John-street. ledges other debts to Spanish authors in so fair a manner,

that I should be slow to consider him the mere borrower To Correspondents. He holds his right toe in his left hand, and, springing up, he is represented to be in the critique above referred to. must leap over his right leg, still keeping hold of his toe. Lancaster, June 28, 1824.

C. J. THE HAUNTED CHAMBER.-The correspondent who has verside He must then leap back again, regaining his original po

this story will, we hope, excuse our postponing its appear sition. Many persons can accomplish the first part of this

THE INFANT LYRA.-Since we last addressed our rea. ance for another week, when he is aware of the reason

which has obliged us to withdraw it after it had been leat, who cannot manage the return-leap, which is much ders on the subject of the extroardinary

child, who is to ex

hibit this evening (Tuesday) at Don Bruguera's Concert, arranged in the type in our pages. As the present numbe more difficult.

we have twice witnessed her truly astonishing performance. of the Kaleidoscope is the commencement of our new The best mode of rehearsing the leap is, to take off the We have seen many displays of juvenile talent in our time, lume, it was our wish to exhibit in its columns as muel shoe or boot, and hold a piece of the stocking foot, instead but we do not hesitate for a moment to award the palm to variety as possible, in order to afford those who are no of the toe; this gives more scope for the left foot to pass. this fascinating and matchless child, who, at the age of subscribers to our work a fair sample of its general nature

Amongst other things it was necessary to give a specime Should this, my first essay, find favour in your

eyes, I three years and eight months, has acquired an execution

upon that most difficult of all instruments, the harp, which of music; and, as the piece we have selected, short as it is shall follow it up with others, in weekly succession. In nothing but the testimony of our own ears could have led

spreads over three columns, it makes such inroad into ou the mean time, I remain your anonymous friend, us to credit. Perhaps there is nothing in the scope of in- pages as to compel us to exclude some article of moderat Liverpool

strumental practice more difficult of accomplishment than length. We were, therefore, obliged to sacrifice one of tw a shake upon the harp, and yet this infant has completely pieces of poetry we had prepared, and our arrangement

mastered even that difficulty. Whilst her fairy fingers are made it necessary to retain the shorter piece. MARINE HUMANE SOCIETY.

wandering amongst the strings of her instrument, her

sylph-like figure, and beautiful features lighted up and DUELLING.— The letter of P. N.'already acknowledged, shal TO THE EDITOR. inspired by genius, produce an effect that is so extraor

have an early place. SIR,—I have felt much interest in perusing, from time dinary and indescribable, that more

than one of her audi. to time, the laudable proceedings of this society; and, doubt that the Concert, this evening, with such an attrac

tors at our own house were affected to tears. We cannot Letters or parcels not received, unless free of charge. Haough that interest frequently arises from very calami- tion, added to others previously noticed, will be most re. Printed, published,

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No 211.- Vol. V.

TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1824.



Men and Manners. The observatory is much visited by astronomers from fourth century, on the ruins of the palace of Adrian.

foreign countries, who go there to study the heavens, un- This hippogriff, curious rather for its antiquity than its derstood, no doubt, by them much better than the earth beauty, is a fathom and a third, high, and two fathoms

upon which they so seldom deiga to look. The botanic long. PISA.

garden is extensive, and contains many exotic plants, During the prosperity and opulence of the republic of ISSANITE EN ITALIE, THE LATEST WORK OF MR. JOUY. which have become naturalized under the fine sun of Pisa. Pisa, the inhabitants, in commemoration of the zone

I remarked there a vine more than thirty feet high, and at of the Holy Virgin, used, on the days of her festivals, to [Translated expressly for the Kaleidoscope.]

least four feet in circumference, and took shelter under a adorn the exterior walls of the church with a band enThe church, square, and buildings of the Chevaliers wood of very thick laurels

, from forty to fifty feet high. riched with dazzling gems, which is said to have been the order of St. Stephen, instituted in 1561 or 1570, This town formerly contained a great number of Greek worth eight thousand forins of gold. It was stripped of

the Archduke Cosmo, were the first objects of my and Roman monuments. Ceres had her temple there, its ornaments to supply the expenses of the republic in its estion the following day. The church contains fine which is now replaced by the church and convent of St. decline. ures. The four corners of the vaults are ornamented Nicolas. The temple of Mars is now dedicated to Saint I shall not leave the subject of the dome without speak. à Bags taken from the Turks and the states of Bar- Michel.

ing of the interior illumination of this vast church, whicla sy by these Chevaliers, of whose order Pisa is the The vestiges of the baths of Nero, now known by the takes place every year, on the evening of the 14th of Au. lief place. Their uniform is red, and they wear epau- name of Laconico or Sudatorio, are situated near the gust. Eight thousand tapers are fastened to all the walls,

Eke those of the Colonels of the French army. The gate of Lucca, and excite greatly the curiosity of tra- and all round the pillars, and suspended from all the Stection of maritime commerce against the states of vellers. Their inscriptions merit particular attention. arches and vaulted roofs: these are lighted in the course ibary is entrusted to this order. It is, like that of These baths were constructed at the time that Pisa was of five minutes, so that the most dazzling brightness sucaita, composed of high bailiffs, military commanders, subject to the Roman empire, in the year of Rome 574. ceeding almost instantaneously to total darkness, the speciors, and other dignitaries; and, for the last four cen. They are circular buildings with vaulted roofs, and are cators imagine themselves in the midst of a vast conflagraatia s least, none but the sons of noble families have built against lofty rocks. They are now at the disposal of tion. The tapers are disposed with so much art that they een admitted to it. The Chevaliers make no vow of ce a charitable institution, and are let as dwellings to the cause all the shadows to disappear, and, consequently, bacz. When Tuscany was united to France, they soli- gardeners and cultivators of the neighboanng lands. Vi. conspletely confound the distances. During this time, ted from the Grand Duchess Eliza and her brother truvius has left dissertations, which prove that the ancients the spectators, crowded in the nave and collateral aitles, apoleon, the support of their statutes and privileges, and understood much better than we do the art of making are delighted by fine chaunts mingled with the music e preservation of their domains; they even invited Bo- steam, and the different temperatures of heat, frigidarium, of the organ, and express the pleasure they receive only parte to wear, as their chief, their uniform and decora- tepidarium, caldarium, and that sudatio contribute to the by a profound silence. The illumination continues for ons; but this availed them nothing, and they were support and reparation of our physical powers. There two or three hours. The inhabitants of Pisa are, in liged to undergo the general suppression.

were at Rome no less than eight hundred and fifty-six of general, so tenacious of their antiquity that they do not Strangers shudder as they pass a tower near the square these retreats of health, adorned with statues and inscrip- agree upon the origin of their rites and customs. The the Chevaliers, called Torre della fame, in which the tions, and furnished with waters of all qualities, possessing, ceremony, however, of the illumination of their basilic is · pant Ugolino Gherardesca, with his two sons and his two no doubt, all the properties ascribed to our fabulous foun. so ancient that it is possible for it to have been transmitted and-sons died of hanger. The Count and his children, tain of youth.

to them by the ministers of the worship of Jupiter. ber having been made prisoners by the party of the The edifices of Pisa abound in Mosaic, Grecian mar- The magistrates of the town attend this ceremony in Ichbishop of Pisa, were confined in this prison, and left bles, pillars of granite, verd antique, porphyry, agate, their robes of office. The French authorities, however, ere ta perish. I never passed it without remembering and other precious stones, from the four parts of the who were established there in 1809, were not deemed so le ferens verses of Dante, who, in the thirty-third canto world. The dome, to which Vitruvius gives the technical far to belong to Pisa, as to be entitled to be summoned the Inferno, records this tragical story in such a man- name of Deiptero, is interiorly supported by numerous thither. The inhabitants of Pisa have, as well as the T to impress his readers with horror. He places the pillars of the Corinthian order, of most varied and curious other people of Italy then united to France, always preIchbishop Ruggieri in hell, and represents the Count appearance. The wonderful illusion produced by the served the hope of maintaining their ancient customs, plino gnawing his skull. Michel Angelo has consecra- intercolumniations is rendered even more astonishing by without confounding them with those of the French. I the tempembrance of this frightful scene upon a marble the variety of the different objects discovered at every They considered their neighbours as travellers but little Iced in the palace of the Counts of Gherardesca, at step, than by their stupendous magnitude, increased as it disposed to return, soon or late, to the country whence cence. Sach has ever been, and ever will be the fury is by the imagination.

they came, without being engaged to do so by the fear of On the outside is remarked a hippogriff, placed on the new Sicilian vespers. The church of St. Michel is celebrated for its subter- capital of a lofty pillar of white marble, at the eastern Besides the Roman temples I have already mentioned, hean choir. It encloses a 'marble tomb, containing extremity of the basilic, or dome. This fabulous animal there were, at Pisa, temples dedicated to Venus and Diana, other of cypress-wood, in which reposes the body of the has four feet, two wings, the head and talons of an eagle, and that erected by Adrian near his palace, on the ground sed Dominican Vernagalli, a nobleman of Pisa, and and the gills of a cock. The neck is thick and high, the now occupied by the baptistry. The inhabitants of Pisa founder of the Foundling Hospital.

upper part being covered with tufts of frizzled hair, and maintain that their schools of painting, architecture, and i small church, called Santa Maria della Spina, was the lower part with scales. The back is ornamented with sculpture are anterior to those of Florence and Scienna, lt in 1230, and is famous all over Italy for its modern arabesques, forming a sort of tapestry, like the covering whose inhabitants came to study the fine arts at Pisa. thie architecture, mingled with ornaments in Arabesque put on the backs of horses ; the top of the thighs is also They call themselves the inventors of a style of painting Moresque. It possesses a twig of the crown of thorns, plated with arabesques finer than the others. The breast denominated sgrafitte. This is a sort of fresco, known en by our Saviour. Time has caused this building to is rounded, and the head rises above the wings, which ex- also by the name of black and white, which the painters

from fifteen to twenty feet into the ground. These tend their points from the two fore legs to the height of execute with a paste of lime mixed with black earth, and monuments, as well as many other buildings, both for the back part of the head. This antiquity was found in painted over with white, a sort of bluish water-colour be. red and profane purposes, served formerly as temples to the excavations made in order to lay the foundations of ing made use of for the shadows and their projections. This Gentiles. The dome, of which I have spoken, occupies the temple, which ascends to an exceedingly remote period, style of painting, which results from the effect produced

site of a palace of Adrian, several parts of which as the church was constructed in the eleventh century, on by light and shade, recals to my mind a remark in the te been preserved and converted into sacred buildings the foundations of that of Santa Reparutta, built in the ancient dictionary of the images of Aat painting, composed

by Philostratus of Lemnos. “The inhabitants of Pisa nances are darkened neither by the serious reserve of the other ; so edging up to the table where she stood, I seized have," says he, "for a long time adorned Italy with the Piedmontese, the gravity of the Romans, the commercial hold of a design for a screen ; but what was my surprise works of their compatriots.” In the island of Elba are speculations of the

Genoese, nor the gloom of the Neapoli

. This was an opportunity not to be lost, and, without you seen pillars inscribed with these words ; Opera Pisana. tans; you will find little difference between their society fecting for a moment, 1 exclaimed, "Now, is not this

Among the numerous holy brotherhoods instituted at and that of the gay Parisian circles. They like, no less strange? who could have been so kind as to trace so beau. Pisa, that of la Misericordia is particularly distinguished. than the French, company, plays, walking, dancing, and tifully this tree upon paper, to cheat us, perhaps, in die Its founders were, in 1053, twelve chiefs of the most noble parties of pleasure; but their favourite amusements are hold!"

said Emily, laughing, it is hardly fair to notice

"Hold, houses of Pisa, who united their efforts in order to afford gaming and music.

such an humble effort in so very flattering a manner. Need succour to their compatriots, taken by the states of Bar- The ladies are little seen, each being confined to her I remind you," she said, in a low tone, *• that too gross s bary, to the needy descendants of good families, and to own circle of admirers, a custom common to all Italian compliment is a downright insult." orphans and young ladies without fortunes. The mem- women. To the Tuscans is attributed the origin of the

• 1 little thought, Miss F. that you were the artist," bers of the confraternity raise subscriptions for condemned conditions imposed on husbands, at the time of their mar- mind it almost equals the

original.” I watched her then

replied I; “but now, you must allow me to say, that in my criminals, and provide for their funeral expenses, as well riage, to permit certain gentlemen to attend on their like a tiger about to seize on his prey, for I found I had as for those of the poor who die at their cottages, or in the brides, not only in all the circumstances of exterior life, but her in iny power. The blush which mandled on her clieek hospitals. They also extend their care to the sufferers of even in the privacy of domestic society.

grew deeper and deeper, and suffused her whole face, but unexpected and severe accidents, and assist in the extinc- I have already had the honour of seeing Monsignore without much, hesitation she said, "No, no, I have not tion of accidental fires, being summoned to the scene of Alliata, the present Archbishop, a prelate of exemplary any false delicacy about me, but the original, in my esti

. danger by a bell, of which the number of strokes informs piety, and a model of Christian virtue. He was extremely F. but may 1 venture to inquire why you set such a them of the name of the street or gate whither they are to reluctant to repair to the sort of council, summoned by value on the original.” I don't know why, but I felt repair. This establishment merits the applause of all Napoleon, at Paris, in 1609; but the sister of Napoleon, ashamed at the question, and would gladly have apolomen and nations, as its benefits are extended as well to the Goberness of Tuscany, succeeded in making him set sized for my rudeness, but it was too late to retract. foreigners as to natives.

out for that great capital. He is, in reality, merely a history of our family, or you would not thus wound mg An inscription on the portal of the dome imports that Bishop; but since the eleventh century, the Bishops of feelings by pressing so closely a question which cannot the inhabitants of Pisa freed Sardinia from the yoke of the Pisa have assumed the title of Archbishop, and have en- but be disagreeable to me. But as you seem so anxious states of Barbary, in the year 1034. Santo Rainieri, a joyed a revenue of nearly two hundred thousand francs. to force out the truth, I may, to avoid all future repetidescendant of the noble house of Scaccieri, is the patron I have made acquaintance withi Pignotti, one of the tion of this painful subject, inform you why I do prefer saint of Pisa. The inhabitants proclaimed him the pro- fabulists of Italy, a native of Pisa, and a professor of the the evening, (for I will not deny that I am the person who tector of their country in the year 1161, 'the period of his university. He has enjoyed the favour of the governess, did visit it,) and why I place such a value upon a tres death. On the day appointed for his festival, an immense who now takes the title of Grand Duchess. He is now which, apparently, to a stranger, has nothing attractive concourse of people from the town and territory of Pisa old and infirm. He has lately composed a little poem, about it. It was, Sir, the gift of a dearly beloved mother, repair to do homage at his tomb, which is placed under entitled la Treccia dorata, in ten cantos, and having no der

, then, that I should esteem it, and wish to cherish a the altar of his splendid oratory, and discovered through a less important a subject than that of the Italian fair and relic bequeathed as a memento of her who is gone. You, crystal, placed in front of the altar. It is composed of red their attendant chevaliers. One canto is devoted to the perhaps, may think it foolish, but I sometimes fancy ba Egyptian marble, with cornices of yellow antique marble description of the temple of fashion; the second treats pure spirit visits her favourite tree, and I can almost of Sienna, and adorned with relievos of yellow and purple of the origin of the cicisbeo ; the third describes two rival imagine myself as holding

converse with her; for if there be Spanish marble. The superb urn of green niarble of Italian beauties; the fourth an entertainment and ball; any foundation for the theory of the transmigration of souls,

is it not quite as reasonable to suppose that the spirit will Palsevera, surrounded by vases of flowers and gilt bronzes, in the fifth a chauuber physician is brought upon the dwell in a rose as well as in the body of an animali is placed upon the tomb, and within it is laid a figure stage; the sixth presents the picture of a casino, or re- When misfortune, Sir, clouded our affairs, (here I obthe saint, as large as life, dressed in a monk's habit of ceiving drawing-room, and gives the history of a challenge; served a tear break through her long dark eye-lashes.) golden tissue, and adorned with a crown of precious stones. the seventh describes the temple of Folly, which ought, and my father was necessitated, by his sad reverse of forThe two princesses, Victoria della Rovera, the daughter indeed, to be vast, in order to contain all those who live tune, to forsake the home of his ancestors, I, 100, wat

obliged to leave it, and, lest any rude hand might destroy of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Anna, his niece, the under the laws of that goddess ; in the eighth canto, Pig. my free, I frequently visited it, and watched it with the Electress Palatine, thus invested his sacred image, and notti describes a repast ; in the ninth a duel, and, in the tenderness of a mother. Once I was surprised by you composed the precious crown which encircles his head. last, a reconciliation. Many passages of this erotic poem and have since neglected it: but one favour I may beg a

Great part of the dome of Pisa, and many of the curio-contain excellent poetry; but a translation of it into a fo you - do not let my mother's gift suffer from inattention sities and antiquities which it contains, were destroyed in reign language, would have but little attraction, as it turns be that hand,” cried I, (for my heart beat high) ** tha "the night of October the 25th, 1596, by a fire, occasioned entirely upon Italian customs.

would raise itself to destroy such a relic. It, Miss F.,' by the negligence of a plumbet. Ferdinand Medicis the Liverpool.

W. I continued, “I have been impertinent, believe me, my cu third, Grand Duke of Etruria, caused it to be magnifi.

riosity prevailed over my better feelings: would that I could cently rebuilt, at his own expense, in 1602.

by any action of mine, contribute in any degree to you THE BACHELOR'S STORY.

welfare! for one particle added to your happiness wouk This prince also commenced, in 1601, the splendid

be a draught of bliss to me." Emily's brow darkened a aqueduct which furnishes the inhabitants of Pisa with


the language I had used; and if I were not mistaken, water, and affords them the means of enibellishing their

thought she threw rather a haughty glance upon me villas and gardens. It was finished twelve years afterwards

but before I had an opportunity of rectifying the mistak (Concluded from our last.)

I had committed, her father rose to wish us good night by Costno the Second, and cost a hundred and sixty

and, taking Emily with him, they returned home. thousand crowns. This aqueduct is supported by nume- We were now comfortably settled in our house, my mo. As soon as they were gone, I 'retired to bed, and la rous arches, more than fifty feet high, and it is four miles ther had all her novels, and my father had procured a whole ruminating upon the occurrences of the cvening. Hou in extent. The first arch is contiguous to an immense heap of fishing tackle to amuse himself, so that with riding atter hour I wasted in this way, and the result only prove building or reservoir, built at the foot of the niountains out and angling he managed to pass his time pretty agree to me, what I could have guessed before, that I was of Pisa, and the last is close to the gate of Lucca. Some though my father had been but a tallow-chandler, he that follow in the train of engaged affections. Week

ably. Our neighbours, too, began to flock around us, for love. Now began the heart-achings and all the et ceter antiquarians are of opinion that its origin ascends to the carried about him that passport into every society a well- months I wasted thus; now and then visiting Emily time of Nero, and that Ferdinand and Cosmo only con- lined pocket.. Amongst others came Mr. F and his father, where, of course, I had an opportunity of seeit tributed to its reparation. The water which it conveys to daughter Emily. My father received them with all that her ; but still, though I grew

on terms of friendship, as Pisa is wholesome, and of an agrecable flavour, and is which is the characteristic mark of an honest man; for, to clare my attachment to Emily. At last, I set forth preferred at Leghorn, Florence, Lucca, and the neigh- do him common justice, there was more good-will in his morning to -, the place of Mr. F.'s residence, 4 bouring countries, to that of the local fountains and rivers. rough embrace than in the refined manners of more termined to explain myself, repeating, most valiantly, At the two former places it is sold at the rate of four polished society.

I went along " a faint heart ne'er won a fair lady." I cratzes, or nearly sixpence a bucket.

I thought I perceived a blush rise on the cheek of Emily morning was delightful; the birds carolled their fymns

when I was introduced; but if this were not the case, 1 praise to their Creator; the butterfly, in gaudý atti As I was returning to my inn, I met, on the quay of crimsoned up to the eyes, for the similarity of the form, Auttered on the warm air, sailing on in the pride the Arno, my friend the Imperial Attorney of Bobbio, and the recollection of the rose tree rushed into my mind. strength, quite heedless of the setting sun; the fish le who had been at Pisa for the last three weeks. We stop- After a few awkward attempts at a conversation I sat my in the ponds, shewing here and there their silvery bad ped a few moments to consider that demicircular quay, of self down, and uttered not a word. Emily seemed like above the rippling water; all nature laughed in which the view recals to the mind that of tire quays at wise-desirous of avoiding any thing that might lead to an glance of that glorious

orb which shines on the just a Paris. “You will be pleased,” said he, “ if you prolong over some drawings which by some accident had been left of nature, for my heart was heavy, and the thought your stay at Pisa. The inhabitants are, like all the Tus in the house. At last I began to muster up my courage, losing Emily pressed upon me. ** What is wealth," cans, affable, lively, and well informed. Their counte- and resolutely resolved to address her in some way or! I, " if I cannot compass my desires through its ai Here my reverie was interrupted by a shriek of distress, chilled, when I heard that Emily, my idol, my very heart's which it cannot go. It must in time become exhausted



“ All and turning round I perceived a pony gallopping away blood had expired on the passage. I do not know how I original characters cannot be always invented. with a lady at full speed. God's! how it nerved my arrived home, all the recollection that I have, is, that on that's bright must fade," and the brightness of the Great am, and added wings to my feet, when I beheld the my reason returning, I found Mr. F. standing over me, Unknown has more or less diminished (with many a Ticious creature fast hastening to the brink of a quarry, with the tenderness of a father.

coruscation intervening) ever since the Monastery and the And on its back, almost ready to faint through exhaustion, In a few weeks I became reconciled to my fate, sub- Abbott. my loved Emily! I rushed upon the creature, choak. mitted to the counsel of my best friends, and endeavoured The Redgauntlet is a terribly prosing tale. The Bride ing with desparation, and, grasping it round the neck to bear my affliction with fortitude and resignation : a of Lammermuir and the Legend of Montrose, contain wah an effort which made every sinew in my body crack lock of hair, a ring, and a letter were then given me: as more incident, in one volume and a half, than it does in again, I succeeded in literally throwing the pony on his fast as my tears would allow me, I perused her last words three. There is, moreover, no description-the salmon. side ; immediately catching hold of Emily, I drew her they were these.

striking scene is nothing compared to a similar one in from under, not much hurt by the fall, the pony luckily “My dear William, -Hear me for the last time: before Guy Mannering. Allan Fairford and his father are a being too small to cause any serious injury. "I raised her my spirit forsakes its tenement I wish to address you. I thousand degrees beneath Paul Pleydell. Old Trumbell on the bank, and running to the first pool, I brought my loved you, and had it pleased the Almighty disposer of every is an unnatural and improbable hypocrite, not half so well hat fall of water, which I sprinkled on her face: signs of event, would have been your wife; but it must be otherwise. drawn as Gilbert Glossin. Redgauntlet, as a political returning animation quickly appeared, and she soon re- The lamp which lights my feeble existence waxes faint and enthusiast, comes far short of either Calverhouse on the envered sufficiently to walk home, leaning on my arm. low; this world, its cares, and troubles are fading away. the one side, or Balfour on the other. Foxley, the justice, From that hour I became insensible to every thing but You will receive with this a token of my regard ; should it is a cipher compared with Justice Ingleby in Rob Roy, her, and so much was I engrossed by my love, that I acted call up one slgh for the past, it is sufficient.–Farewel. as his clerk is to Jobson in the same novel; and Wandermore like a maniac than a reasonable man.

“EMILY." ing Willie must hide his diminished head before Edie I will not trouble you with a detailed recitement of my

The letter was feebly and indistinctly traced, but it left Ochiltree. The letters in the first volume are tedious sourtship with Emily; these things are growing so com an impression on my heart deep as the grave in which she and wire-drawn. The narrative in the other two is dismon now, that every one may learn for himself; suffice it was laid. Time has, in a manner, blunted my feelings, connected and made up in the way of common novel to say, that I was accepted, and should have been married but, though “my life has fallen into the sear and yellow writers-leaving

off just when the interest is excited, to directly had not an event happened which I shall mention. leaf," I can never forget my first, my last, my only object begin another long story. These are the main faults of Mr. F. had been a West Indian merchant, and once pos- of sincere affection. I am now grown old, my parents

are the work, and, in our opinion, they are sufficient to damn sessed considerable property;

but, owing to the villany of gone, and I am left alone in the wide world; but you, my it. his partner be had been ruined.' This partner was then friends, will sympathize with me and share my griefs. 1 But still there are redeeming beauties-flights which lying dangerously ill in Jamaica, and Mr. F. was advised only pray now that I may soon be permitted to share the could only

proceed from the bow of our great Northern by his friends immediately to proceed to Jamaica, and en happiness of my departed Emily. Here he concluded. Ulysses. The character and the tale of Nanty Ewart, daroar to procure some tidings respecting the disposal

the smuggler, are admirable and original ;-a snuggler of his property. More anxious on Émily's account than

now, and a pirate formerly :-not the villanies of his prehis own, Mr. F. consented, and as no inducement could Literature, Criticism, &c. . sent profession, nor the horrid barbarities of his late onepresent his daughter from accompanying him, he was

not continued intoxication, nor habitual blasphemy, can obliged reluctandy to allow her to leave England with

efface from his conscience one ever-gnawing feeling,

REDGAUNTLET: him. I, too, would have willingly joined them, but to

arising from the seduction of a young female, who, her this Ma. F. would not give permission : I prayed and in

chastity gone, lost her remaining virtues, became a thief, treated to call Emily mine before her departure, but in

and was sent to the plantations-her poor mother turned rain; from a motivé of delicacy, her father would not

(From the Glasgow Free Press. )

out of doors, and dying in a workhouse. Though there allow his daughter to marry without giving her a portion ;

were no aggravating circumstances in the seduction-yet this he expected to be enabled to perform, if he should

The man who adds another string to the lyre of human still her former innocence, and her present fate, her succeed in the affair of his partner. I thought my heart enjoyment, deserves well of his country-how much then mother's happiness and her mother's end, were ever before strings would have cracked when I beheld the vessel, must that man deserve who every half-year produces, from the eyes of the drunken and blaspheming smuggler and whick bore the being I loved above all on earth, fast re- his fruitful imagination, a new store of delight, fresh as pirate-he was dying of the worm within, and the cankerceding from may view. I watched her as she gradually the dew drops of the early morn, and beautiful as the Irisings of his heart are well delineated. faded away, until I grew faint with the presentiments that that arches the azure sky? The Author of Waverley crossed my brain : for I felt almost assured that to me she has contributed a vast stock to the

fund of imaginative

The Housewife. felicity. The creations of his fancy are pregnant with As soon as possible, I busied myself in my occupation, Vich ian Vhor," the eccentric and kind-hearted Baron

The characters of the brave and devoted

" Housekeeping and husbandry, if it be good, but every thing reminded me of her; and hour after hour Bradwardine, with his bears and boot-jacks—the poor The wife, too, must husband as well as the man, would I wander on the beach, watching the red sun sink idiot Davie Galletly, with

his leal cunning, the two dogs Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can." into his temporary grave, thinking thai perhaps the orb Dan and Busker, with theglorious and soul-inspiring loyalty To choose Butter, Cheese, and Eggs.-When you buy that was disappearing from my sight was rising in splen- and self-devotion of Flora M'Ivor, are dear to our recol. butter, trust not to that part which will be given you, but dour upon hers. How

beautifully has Moore described Section in Waverleythen Dominie Sampson, with his try it in the middle, and if your smell and taste be good, the feelings of an absent lover or friend in these lines :

learning and his simplicity-poor Meg Merrilies, with you cannot be deceived.

her supernatural energies, and her simply natural feelings Cheese is to be chosen by its moist and smooth coat; if "How dear to me the hour when daylight dies (we could almost weep our eyes out at the exquisite pathos old cheese be rough coated, rugged, or dry at top, beware And sun-beams melt along the silent lea;

with which she laments the loss of her humble cottage) of little worms or mites ; if it be over full of holes, moist, For then sweet dreams of other days arise,

Dirk Hatteraick, with his stern, and Gilbert Glossin, with or spongy, it is subject to maggots; if soft or perished And mem’ry breathes a vesper sigh to thee.

his sly villanies, Paul Pleydell, that prince of advocates, places appear upon the outside, try how deep it goes; the And as I watch the line of light that plays

and Dandie Dinmont, that prince of honest hearts and greater part may be hid. Along the smooth wave towr'd the burning west,

iron frames the living images of Guy Mannering-and Eggs.-Hold the great end to your tongue; if it feel Ilong to head the path of golden rays

our good friend Monkbarns, with his veneration for the warm, it is new; if cold, bad; and so in proportion to the And think 'twill lead to thy bright Isle of rest."

press, sanctifying, in our eyes, all his whims for preto- heat or cold is the goodness of the egg. Another way to

riums, old coins and long laddles—the fisherman at the know, is to put the egg into a pan of cold water ; the Tliere is, however, even in the most callous hearts, a funeral, old Edie Ochiltree full of good-natured craftiness, fresher the egg, the sooner it will fall to the bottom; if sickening suspense attendant on the absence of those we the high-spirited young Highlander and the seal, together rotten, it will swim at the top. This is a sure way not to love, which paralyzes our faculties; but I, formed by with the aristocratic Baronet and his cunning charlatan be deceived. As to keeping eggs, we have already given nature, as it were, of a peculiarly sensitive feeling, expe- Dunsterswivel in the Antiquary;, Then, in our opinion, receipts. In addition, if you place them all with the nenced more than I can describe. Days, weeks, months, the chief production of all, Old Mortality, abounding small end downwards in fine wood-ashes, and turn them passed away and no tidings of Emily: but at last, a cheer- with incident and delineation—the period of the covenant, once a week end-ways, you will find that they will keep ing ray broke through the gloom. A gentleman recently when Scotland would not tamely endure a corrupt Kirk good some months.-Economist. arrived from Jamaica had seen and conversed with Mr. and an arbitrary King-Balfour of Burley, with his fearF., and he said, they were then about to leave the island leessness and desperate fanaticism, the maniac Muckle

Cheese-vending Impostors.-Some men are travelling for England. Oh what joy for me! I could have hugged wrath, the sonorous Kettledrumle, the gallant but bloody about Sussex wiih cheese for sale, for which they obtain å vessel's narne I was almost frantic, for I had been told mate the old Lady Bellinden, with the eternal dejeuner a small piece of exqusite Navour, is curiously dovetailed, that she was expected daily.

love for the cause, sadly battling in her mind with the the article itself, upon being afterwards cut, is found to be "Adieu, adieu to griet; sorrow, for once I bid thee fears for her son, and the finest character of all, the young scarcely worth 2d. per pound. farewell : the white sails are swelling in the wind; the preacher Macbriar, dying in a consumption, yet still ani- Pepper.-An artificial pepper is being hawked about for vessel comes on ward in gay and gallant trim : adieu to mated with divine energy in the cause of his God—but we sale, against which the public should be on their guard. It care, for the hollow oak that bears thy loved form will must not proceed, otherwise we shall fill the paper with a is brought from France, and consists of a composition of quickly bring thee before my aching eyes.” I was apos- mere catalogue of portraits, painted with all the freshness of persicious ingredients, viz.-brasica napers, over which trophising thus to myself, as the vessel in which Emily Teniers, all the richness of Rubens, all the colouring of Ti-a paste made of flour mixed with a little powder of and her father were coming home, came sweeping ma- tian, and all the splendour,

power and boldness of Raphael. Cayenne pepper, or mustard seed, has been

carefully laid jestically down the river. What were my feelings then? but We envy not the Great Unknown all the vast sums he is and dried. This is one of the mischievous consequences of gron sick,-the painful conclusion must be hastened. said to have realized-half the mines of Mexico would not the practice of smuggling: and another and

a nost dreadEagerly I jumped on board, and grasping the hand of give more happiness to his species

than he has furnished ful one is, in the gin smuggled

from Holland, which is al. Mr.P., who stood before me, inquired for Emily. Oh! for them. But mighty and teeming as the human ima.ways strongly impregnated with sugar of lead. -Lewes great God, how my brain whitled round, how my blood 'gination of our author is, still there is a point beyond paper.


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The figure was clothed with a robe all be-ruffled;

Her features were hidden, her face was so muffled ;
She stalk'd to my bed, and the curtains undrew,

EOPOLD HOFFMAN, No. 13, Clarence-stre

Then laid herself down; as I live, it is true.

teaches the French and German Languages, and tra But though a kind girl is my greatest delight,

lates from the Dutch, Italian, and Spanish. I had no inclination to lie with a sprite;

Mr. HOFFMAN takes the liberty of informing those, So I moved further off, till I lay on the post,

whom he has not the honour of being known, that they m And left my warm bed to this comical ghost;

have satisfactory references, of the highest respectability, While I crept, in a tremor, the bed-clothes beneath,

applying to Mr. EGERTON SMITH.

I fancied I heard my strange bed-fellow breathe.
I listened; the breathing I heard as before,

The Beauties of Chess.

And louder it grew, till'twas almost a snore.

Think I, for a phantom, 'tis funny enough,
Oh, sweet on evening's spicy zephyr borne,
It sure must be made of corporeal stuff';

Ludimus effigiem belli"............ VIDA. Sweet are the echoes of the mellow horn;

So I softly extended my hand to the form,
And sweet the murmurs of the summer sea,
And, touching it, found it substantial and warm;

[No. II.] Slumbering in ocean cave so tranquilly:

And, by her respiring so loudly and deep,
Yes, sweet, -yet, kindred feeling, who not owns I judged 'twas some lady who walked in her sleep;
How sweeter far thy rapture-breathing tones ?
I card not how long such a spirit should linger,

Sweet is the hour of morn-the tranquil eve,
When, alas ! I discover'd a ring on her finger!

The following beautiful termination of a game is genera In which the heart forgets almost to grieve; I rais'd her soft hand, and removed it with care;

called Philidor's legacy. Sweet is the perfume of the musky rose,

Says I to myself, “ This will tell who you are."
And sweet it is with Fancy to repose;
That instant my bed-fellow threw off the clothes,

White moves, and gives check-mate in four moves. Oh, sweet! but sweeter far, when ours to hold

And though fast asleep, started up on her toes;
Communion blest with hearts of kindred mould.

Then backwards and forwards she glided about,
Sweet is the silver moon's reflected beam,
And as she came in—she at last glided out.

33lack. Upon the waters of a babbling stream;

I laugh'd at the spectre that made all the riot,
And sweet, as meets the ear the voice of Time,

And after a yawn or two rested in quiet.
This curious event so disturbed my repose,

у а р а н а он Sweet is the village bells' responsive chime; Oh, sweet! but sweeter far the syren tone

'Twas late in the morning before I arose. of kindred feeling, mingling with our own!

When I entered the breakfast-room, smiling and hearty,

Assembled I found the whole family party:
Oh! if amid this dreary wilderness,
Be aught resembling angel blessedness;

Their inquiries at once were directed to me,

With “How did you rest, Sir?" and "What did you see?"
If to mortality be ever given,
On earth, a foretaste of the joys of heaven;

Said I—"ere I speak of this wonderful thing

I must learn who it is owns this emerald ring."
It is, when sympathy, with genial hand,
Binds heart with heart in kindred feeling bland !

None claimed the bright bauble, till Emily said,

Good Heavens! 'tis my ring; where was it mislaid." And sweet with dark adversity to cope,

Mislaid," said I, laughing, "where Miss laid herself, Though reft of joy, bereft almost of hope;

For you are the ghost, my fair cousin, yourself: And sweet obscurity's unenvied lot,

And strange as it seems, now, good people," I said, The lowly peasant's “ivy-mantled" cot;

"Last night Cousin Emily slept in my bed." Oh, blest, thrice blest, beyond rude fate's control,

“You are joking," cried one; "tis too hard," said another, If ours the intercourse of soul with soul!

While Emily tried her confusion to smother; Liverpool.


“ Tis true," I exclaimed, "and the truth must prevail,"

Then frankly related my whimsical tale:

I laugh'd, and declar'd I the secret must keep,
A POETICAL EPISTLE FROM A YOUNG GENTLEMAN IN THE COUNTRY When a lady commits a faux-pas in her sleep;
TO HIS BROTHER IN LONDON.-FOUNDED ON FACT. While I thought all their mirth a confounded intrusion,

For I saw lovely Emily sink in confusion.
Safe seated at uncle's, to promises true,

At length,“my good uncle” observed, with a smile, 1 send the good news, my dear brother, to you. Faux-pas in a sleep-are faux-pas without guile;

So cheerful the house of our worthy relation,

And since she has taken the place of a wife,
I never enjoyed such a pleasant vacation:
Suppose, my dear nephew, you take her for life;

Good sporting, good neighbours, good living, good wine, With her ten thousand pounds you may prudently wed,


BLACK. And the good of all goods, female beauty divine;

And you must take care, boy, to keep her in bed.
For all our fair cousins (don't envy me, pray)
I lik'd the proposal, to Emily turn'd,

Knight ....F-7+ King ....6-8
Are handsome, accomplish'd, enchanting, and gay;
Whose check with the pure blush of modesty burn'd;

Knight H-6+

King Though in all the attractions with which they are blest, And ask'd, as a sign of consent, for a kiss;

Queen ....G_8+

Castle...6-8 The elegant Emily soars o'er the rest. Her lips falter'd No, but her eyes implied Yes.

Knight....F-7+MATE, But 'tis time I descend from heroics, to tell

'Twas settled; fair Emily's mine, with her pelf, The wondrous adventure which lately befel:

And henceforth I'll keep the fair Ghost to myself:
Arrived at our uncle's old mansion, I found
The somnambulist shall not so favour another;

The Drama.
A numerous party assembled around;

So vows, my dear Tom, The chambers all occupied (so said our host)

Save one that was plagued with, what think you?-a ghost!

I thought they were quixzing, but all my fair cousins
Most gravely asserted that spirits, by dozens.


“There are a multitude of people, who are truly and on Were seen from this terrible chamber to come,

spectators of the play, without any use of their understanding And nobody ventur'd to sleep in that room.

THEATRE DU PETIT LAZARI DE MESSRS. MAFrey and these carry it sometimes by the strength of their numbe I laugh'd at the bugbear, and frankly declared,


There are others who use their understandings too mue I'd sleep in the room, tho' the devil appeared. My courage was highly extolled, as you'll think,

of several Families of Distinction, and in consequence pass by them unattacked, and that the honour of their jad

of the numerous applications for the view of the BOMBARD- ments (as some brutals imagine of their courage) consists And applauded by beauty, pray, how could I shrink? I vow'd that I'd cheer with good spirits my heart,

numerous Friends and Patrons to prolong their stay for a quarrelling with every thing.”—Cowley. And that should keep all evil spirits apart.

feu Fvenings, The gloomy old chamber was air'd for my birth,

THIS EVENING (Monday) the 12th instant, and every And the evening pass'd gaily with music and mirth. Evening during the week (Saturday excepted) there will be tragedy is much less esteemed on the stage than valued

Addison's Cato was repeated on Monday last. Th submitted an entire new burlesque Parody, entitled 'Twas midnight! we parted; and I, nothing daunted,


the closet; for, though it may be justly pronounced Repair'd to the room so mysteriously haunted.

Imitated from the celebrated Piece given at Laporte St. Mar- most finished standard for purity and elegance of dictio Here & fine blazing fire, with each comfort akin, Warmd my courage without, as good wine did within,

and which excited, from its extreme originality, the greatest essential to the success of scenic representation. Of th

admiration. In the course of this piece will be presented, indeed, the celebrated author was perfectly aware: Pop So I stept into bed, and, I speak without boast,

for the first time, the magnificent, maritime, and pieturesque Felt no apprehension of little Miss Ghost; View of the

as we are told, having advised Addison " to print For I must inform you, as gossips had talkd,


without any theatrical exhibition, supposing that it wou 'Twas a lady, whose sprite so appallmgly walk'd.

In which all the Characters will be dressed according to the be more favourably read than heard :” counsel whi Well; nothing appeared, and my eyes 'gan to close;

Costume of their

Country. Amongst other Entertainments Addison admitted the just force of, and would have con

will also be presented a new divertisement Ballet, entitled It struck three just as I was beginning to doze,

plied with, probably, but, as Johuson ayers,

** for When I fancied I heard the door gently unclose. I started bolt up and conceive my affright, handbills.

Doctor, of parties made it successful beyond expect I saw gliding in a tall female in white.

Admittance, Front Seats, 33.-Second Seats, 28.–Back Seats, tion, and its success has introduced or confirmed among I own I felt queerish, and shivered, but hear

1s.-Children, half-price.
Doors to be open at half-past Seven and the Spectacle elegance, and chil philosophy.”

us the use of dialogue too declanatory, of unaffecti I shivered with cold. Zounds ! it could not be fear.

to commcnce at half-past Eight precisely.

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