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should bave discovered her; then at night it must be, and at night I'll watch." I was communing with myself in this manner, when my father rapped me on the back, shouting in my ear, "Will, my lad, breakfast's ready."

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I immediately followed him, though curiosity had quite taken away my appetite. After breakfast I lounged up and down, just to while away the time until evening: at last, with sleeping, eating, and walking, I brought the day to a close. To put my plan into execution, I retired to bed early, and, without undressing, threw myself upon it, waiting till the fast-coming shade should deepen the gloom around me. All who know what an evening in July is, when in the country, must have observed with delight this necessary repose of nature. In the present case I felt the serenity and peace of the landscape before me come over my heart like the sweet south wind over a bed of violets;" for as I watched the yellow moon rise with her full round orb, shedding her mild lustre on the tops of the large black firs that almost surrounded our manvion, I felt a glow of pleasure and ecstacy of feeling that belongs not to this world, its cares, or its troubles. As I stood surveying this enchanting scene, my eye instinctively fell on the rose tree below me; but how my heart palpitated, and my pulse throbbed, when I beheld by the side of it a female! Just then a slight cloud passed the moon, partially obscuring her from my view; but soon the "watery veil" was withdrawn, and I had a good opportunity of viewing her figure. She appeared to be not more than seventeen or eighteen, and from the lightness and elegance of her form I judged her to be handsome. For a few minutes she remained in a pensive attitude, seemingly quite absorbed in comtemplation, but afterwards directed her attention to the rose tree, which she bent over in the most affectionate manner; then, as if something had alarmed her, she suddenly cast her eyes upon the very window in which I stood, riveted to the spot, and almost incapable of stirring a fibre. As quickly as I could I retired, hoping to escape observation, but I was deceived, for, on returning, I found she had fled.

Had she sunk in the earth, had she melted in air, "I saw not, I knew not, but nothing was there."

(From the Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle.)

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and desired, in case of his death, I would send home what "On the morning of his leaving Benin, he called me, articles could not be sold in the country, by your vessel. requested he would have the goodness to sign a few lines and he afterwards felt well enough to copy the whole himto you on the subject; I wrote them down to his dictation, self. He then wrote to his agents, Messrs. Briggs and Brothers, and was going to write to his wife, but his strength failed him. However, he desired me to bear wit

ness that he died in the fullest and most affectionate remembrance; and begged I would write to her, with this ring he then wore. He was perfectly collected, and spoke certain, and declared, when he had finished, that he was with calm fortitude of his approaching death, as an event satisfied, and committed his life and spirit to the will of

power to peruse the work, we shall present our readers "On the morning of the 2d, he begged of me, as a last
with the following sketch from a cotemporary.—Ed. Kal. request, that I would send him down to Gato, and thence
to Bolee, in the hopes of the sea breeze having a beneficial
"We are happy to announce the re-appearance of this sented, believing that a change of air might possibly have
effect; to which, although most reluctantly, I at last con-
great luminary above our northern horizon; and if his orb, some good influence, although I had but little hopes. I
in its last passage over the meridian, suffered a partial,
and but a partial obscuration, it shines forth now in full accordingly got the people ready, and sent him off at
splendour. The apprehension which from time to time eight o'clock, by R. E. Srith, intending to follow him
myself the moment the hammock bags returned from Gato.
involuntarily arises, that this extraordinary mine must at
They reached that place late at night: on the path the flux
last be exhausted, is again completely refuted. The au-arated, and on his arrival, Mr. B. although much fatigued,
thor has broke up an entirely fresh vein. Redgauntlet, conceived himself better, and appeared in very good spirits.
Peter Peebles, the blind fiddler, Joshua, and even Nanty He ate a piece of bread, and drank a cup of tea, after
Ewart, are all originals, scarcely owning among their pre- which he slept until four o'clock, when he awoke, with a
decessors any class to which they belong. The publica- dizziness in his head and coldness of the extremities, with
tion having got the start of us by a week, it could serve
familiar to nine-tenths or our readers.
no purpose now to give extracts from what must be already and continued in a quiet state until his death, suffering
a rattling in his throat. He drank some arrow-root gruel,
We cannot help, but little pain, apparently.
however, calling their attention to the boldness, spirit, and
interest of the whole work, and to the vigour with which
the characters are drawn. Old Redgauntlet, though in a
very opposite attitude, reminds us somewhat of Burley:
his readiness to support it by every engine, either of good
in the same stern and deep devotion to a lost cause, and
or of evil. There is something almost supernatural in the
deep mystery of his movements, in his dark and lofty
demeanour, even in those pacings, back and forward,
"whose funereal slowness seemed to keep time with some
current of internal
Poor Peter Peebles we find considered by many as the
prime ornament of the book; but though we trust our-
selves not insensible to the extraordinary merits of Peter,
particularly in some of the dialogue, yet he really appears
to us somewhat too crazy and worthless. We think, if an
upon lawsuit, been turned half crazy on this one point, it
honest, reputable, otherwise sensible person had, by lawsuit
would have had a better effect. It is understood, indeed,
that Peter is a real personage, well remembered by those
who, twenty-five years ago, were accustomed to pace the
boards of the Parliament House; but this is not to be
admitted as a full excuse; for a writer of fancy ought not
to adhere servilely to his model, but to expunge, modify,
or soften, as suits his purpose. The blind strolling fiddler
appears more perfect and pleasing. Who but must admire
that lofty pride in his art, which, even in such humble
circumstances, rises superior to any views of interest, and
makes him disdain to admit of any sssociates, however
gentle or bountiful, whom he deems unworthy to perform
along with him? His legend of Sir Robert Redgauntlet is
a wonderful flight of fancy. Then, as to Nanty Ewart,
though we do not, so much as some, admire the author's
merry scoundrels, yet a remorseful and broken-hearted
ruffian has something in it very original. There are some
fine images of the scenery of the Solway, particularly its
rapid and fearful tides, which, after the hero had been
rescued from them, were heard advancing behind, like
the roar of some immense monster defrauded of his prey."
writer flies off from letter to narrative, from narrative to
journal, and from the journal of one person to that of
another, at least it would not do for any other writer;
but as our present author is not one from whom much of
method or order was ever expected, if it keeps him better
tion to his taking such little liberties."


"I arrived at Gato on the afternoon of the 4th. Mr.

Smith had already prepared the body for interment, and I went and arranged with the Governor, to bury it under the large tree that you and I cleared away last year, for a cool feet deep; it was finished at nine o'clock, when we comWe made the grave six mitted his remains to the earth, paying every mark of respect the situation and time permitted. I read the Church Service, and after the conclusion, my canoemen fired three volleys of musketry over his grave.

retreat from the heat of the sun.

"Thus finished, my dear Sir, the career of this celebrated and intrepid traveller, in the flower of his age, and enterprise, with the fullest prospect of reaching, in a shot every arrangement made for his setting out on his daring period, that famed Timbuctoo and Houssa, which have been the object of so many travellers, and in which they

have been hitherto unsuccessful and unfortunate.

I had considerable difficulty in allaying the King's jealousy, and more particularly that of the rascally Emigrams and Fieddors (that is, nobles) but at last succeeded in recovering them-got the King's messenger, the boatmy factory, and Rob and Two, to accompany

Nothing more could be done, so I jumped into bed, but not to sleep, for I had caught a glance of a dark black eye, and a raven tress on a neck of snow, which were quite sufficient to drive the drowsy god from my eyelids. I tried in ten thousand ways to account for her appearance: to find out who she was, and what she was, now became of We cannot exactly approve of the manner in which the Mr. Belzoni as far as Houssa-to wait there his return from

importance; but 'twas in vain; morning broke, and found me equally puzzled. After breakfast I set out into the village of, to make some inquiries about Mr. F-, and amongst others I called upon the gardener, who had

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Timbuctoo, and bring letters for myself and his friends in Europe, on the receipt of which I was to give my note for ing to the report the letters should give of his conduct.a fine present to the King, and to pay the messenger accordThis was the plan I mentioned to Mr. B. on his first com

lived with him prior to his reverse of fortune. From him in the spirit and trim of the story, we have really no objec-ing into the river; and on no other could he have got for

I got this information-that Mr. F- had a daughter: but I did not wait to hear any more, being quite satisfied in my own mind that she was the visitant of the rose [To be continued.]


Literature, Criticism, &c.


We do not identify ourselves in any degree with the following brief critique of the last work of the Great unknown" as the author of Waverley is sometimes styled. We are certainly amongst the admirers of the extent and versatility of his talents, but we are also aware that it is too much the fashion to laud most extravagantly every thing which proceeds from his pen. Such indiscriminate and often unmerited eulogy renders it hazardous to identify ourselves with any critiques upon what are called the Scotch Novels, especially if such critiques, as in the present instance, proceed from gentlemen on the other side of the Tweed. However, as curiosity is on the alert on the subject, and as we have not yet had it in our

Biographical Notice.


The following letter, containing an account of the illness and death of this celebrated traveller, was addressed to Lieut. Scott, of his Majesty's brig Swinger, by Mr. Houtson, a British trader at Benin :

"Galo, December 6, 1823. distress that I announce to you the death of our illustrious "MY DEAR SIR,It is with feelings of the deepest friend, Mr. Belzoni, who paid the debt of nature at Gato, on the 3d inst. at fifteen minutes before three p. m.

"I wrote to you from this place on the 2d, and on desfound Mr. B. much worse, with every symptom of conpatching your canoe, set off for Benin. On my arrival I firmed dysentery: from the first day of his arrival at Benin, he lost his wonted spirits, and told me the hand of death was on him: on receiving the medicine chest from Gato, on the 28th, he took large quantities of castor oil, but calomel combined with opium, until a slight salivation without any benefit. I strongly recommended a course of should be effected, but he declined it, as too hazardous in his so weakly state.


"I am still of opinion this is the only practicable path to Timbuctoo. I know the point of departure must be from some powerful King in the Gulf of Guinea, as the distance is not great, and the communication is frequent. Dahomey to Lagos, Jabos, and Benin, although less to Benin than the former. But the King's name is feared and respected to the borders of Houssa, so that I should consider myself perfectly secure, going and returning with his messenger.-I am, yours,

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Our thanks are due to the managers for engaging Mrs. Ogilvie, whose appearance amongst us we hail with a most unfeigned welcome. She is a goodly portly dame, ay faith, of a pleasing look, and a most noble carriage;" in comparably superior to any tragic actress we have seen from London, during the last three years. Immediately on her entrance as Lady Constance, it occured to us, that she was not an entire stranger, and we now remember hav. ing witnessed her earlier efforts, once on occasion of Mr. Vandenhoff's benefit, we think, about five years since; it was consequently erroneous in us to announce the evening of this day se'nnight for her debut on our boards. Mrs. Ogil vie's reception was extremely flattering, but not unwar rantably so; for she certainly personated Constance, in a manner highly creditable to herself, and every way deserv

Her person is above the middle stature, well-propor tioned, and dignified; her style of acting lofty and com mauding, She possesses a countenance susceptible of much and deep expression, particularly of the sterner kind; and a voice of considerable volume and intonation, but somewhat defectively modulated. While her face is better calculated for the imprint of strong impassioned emotion, her elocution seems more adapted to the pathetic; and hence the reason why she pleases less in the delivery of such speeches as that to Austria, commencing

and these, in their turn, do fawn and lie and flout, and flout and fawn and lie, until one becomes disgusted outright with their sacred majestics' most royal morality. Then there is the significant murmuring of the coming drum, which doth so affright the brave citizens of Angiers, that they straight hit upon a pretty matrimonial expedient to save at once their boasted city, and allay the furor of incensed majesty. Blanch and the Dauphin are on the instant betrothed, the wily John with his hectoring perWRITTEN AFTER READING C. H. TOWNSEND'S SONNET, ENTITLED jured brother, Philip of France, enter Angiers trium. phantly, where all goes swimmingly on in amity, till a busy meddling Cardinal pounces upon this loving brace of God's annointed, and, by his threats and excommuni. cations, sets them by the ears again. To it they go in good earnest, the pope-loving Philip is worsted, Prince Arthur taken prisoner, and conveyed by John to Eng-ing of the warmth with which she was greeted throughout. land: where his affectionate uncle makes especial provi. sion for him in the tower. Nay, so very paternally is John concerned for his hopeful nephew, that he resolves, in mercy, to rid him of all royal cares, and concerts, with magnanimous Hubert "his cutting of" Hubert, however, after consenting to be his liege ford's instrument in this unholy villany, suddenly becomes humane; and, wrought upon by the boy's affecting prattle, assigns the Prince an asylum secure from further mischief. Here the unoffend ing urchin might have awaited in patient safety his cut throat relative's death, but he was of regal blood, and could brook no delay; and must needs, therefore, in attempting to save his little highness' life by flight, fall from the battlements and dislocate his roval neck. Refractory Barons, an invasion on the part of France, instigated by his holiness the Pope, and domestic broils thus fermented, at last bring John to his senses. He ackowledges again the authority of holy church, manifests some quaims of conscience, recants his errors, and is at length poisoned by a good-natured Monk; a "resolved villain," as Hubert styles him, who, we dare say, thought the King aweary of his life, and kindly undertook, with the sacrifice of his own (for he was, on this occasion, taster to the King, and his bowels suddenly burst out") to ease his Majesty of so trou blesome an incumbrance. As he lived, so he dies-ingloriously; leaving not behind him one unsullied spot on his escutcheon, or the recollection of a single virtue to embalm his memory,

Is it the breathings of a mortal lyre?
Or heavenly harp, with inspiration's fire,
That warbles of a love that cannot die;
But in the heart, and in the "tell-tale eye,"
Holds the same language through revolving years
Unchanged; unchanging amid joy or tears;
If fortune smiles, or when her frown severe
Strikes to the soul with withering touch of fear?
Tells it of rays that must for ever shine,
Of ceaseless rivers, and of things divine?
Ah! heed it not; -a visionary strain
Never on earth was yet true passion's reign,
Where pride, ambition, interest, avarice mean,
In phantom semblance of the god is seen;
And pranking, in fantastic mock'ry drest,
Thy shadow, Love, betrays the trusting breast.
There is a love, a love that cannot die,
Born not of rosy cheek, or sparkling eye;
A love that can the maddest grief control,
Sustain the heart, and cheer the sinking soul;
A love defying inisery, time, and death;

A love surpassing all the dreams of earth;
But, oh! this love in brighter region lies—
The love of God, the love that never dies.

The Braina.


"All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits, and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages."


It is a source of much gratification to us to be enabled to state, that throughout the whole of last week, numerous highly respectable audiences have frequented, in succession, the representation of KING JOHN, CHARLES II., THE WONDER, HENRY IV. and THE STRANGER; the latter, as the bills aver, for Mr. Charles Kemble's benefit. We rejoice to perceive the bugbear fashion, at length, fairly overcome, and surrendering at discretion. "Time was, when the brains were out," that the great amongst the little great could only visit the Theatre on certain high on nights, whatever might be the attraction: as for example, supposing Monday, a fashionable, and Tuesday, an unfashionable evening; TOM THUMB on the one, would secure the attendance of more box beaux and belles, than King Lear, cast ever so strongly, on the other. This same fashion is a most capricious and preposterous thing in general, but more particularly so, when foolishly suf fered to affect taste and common sense. Who would not blush to prefer the symmetry of "the crook'd back tyrant" to that of the Apollo Belvidere? and yet, such is the thing's influence, were a strife for pre-eminence to occur, and fashion award the palm to Richard, the decision would be received as "proof of holy writ."

"New customs, Though they be never so ridiculous,

Nay, let them be unmanly yet are follow'd." King John is not, by any means, one of Shakspeare's happiest acting tragedies; for although there are in it, as in all he ever wrote, innumerable passages of great and varied beauty, it lacks the stimulating action of both mind and body, which are necessary to keep alive and wholly absorb the attention of an audience. There is an inactive sameness in the characters that cloys; a deal of" sound and fury, signifying nothing." One's ears are "ever and anon" dinn'd with the shrill clamour of some two or three discordant trumpets, whose brazen tongues proclaim the approach of kingly imbccility and craft, and forthwith inproduce to us the vapouring of two "sceptered bullies;"

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"War! War! no peace! peace is to me a war," than in the one to the Cardinal

"O, father Cardinal, I have heard you say, That we shall see and know our friends in heaven: If that be true, I shall see my boy again; For since the birth of Cain, the first male child. To him that did but yesterday suspire, There was not such a gracious creature born. But now will canker sorrow eat his bud, And chase the native beauty from his cheek, And he will look as hollow as a ghost; As dim and meagre as an ague's fit: And so he'll die; and rising so again, When I shall meet him in the court of heaven, I shall not know him: therefore, never, never Must I behold my pretty Arthur more." "The Merry Monarch" was repeated on Tuesday, and went off with great eclat. Mr. Kemble's King Charles, The still gloom of a malignant monarch sits not easy Miss Kenneth's Lady Clara, Miss Cramer's Mary, and upon Mr. Vandenhoff, nor does he effectually embody the Mr. Andrew's Captain Copp, are each entitled to very quiet dignity of regal repose. He must ride the whirl. respectful notice. Miss Cramer, especially, exhibited a wind and direct the storm;" the gentle zephyrs of a gaiety and archness in her acting, and an attention to the summer passion comport not with his potent agency. After general business of the scene, which hold out no small what we have seen of him, he will always appear to compromise of future excellence. Mr. Hooper is a favourite parative disadvantage in the part of King John; if we except the scene with Hubert, where he accomplishes, with such_artful dexterity, his design of bringing that pliant gentleman over to his murderous purposes, together with the last final effort of struggling nature, when he enters, poisoned, upon the stage. Here, in the orchard of Swinstead Abbey, he was, indeed, awfully great, exhibiting an anatomically correct picture of what he described himself to be.

"Ay, marry, now my soul hath elbow room;
It would not out at windows, nor at doors.
There is so hot a summer in my bosom,
That all my bowels crumble up to dust,
I am a scribbled form, drawn with a pen
Upon a parchment; and against this fire
Do I shrink up."

"And none of you will bid the winter come,
To thrust his icy fingers in my maw;

Nor let my kingdom's rivers take their course
Through my burn'd bosom; nor entreat the north
To make his bleak winds kiss my parched lips,
And comfort me with cold."

of ours, and we should certainly take great pleasure in
adding his name to the list of those who aid in the success
of this favourite piece; but, truth to say, this gentlemen
wofully disappointed us in his assumption of Rochester.
He either totally misconceived the part, or miserably
failed in exemplying his conceptions, we know not which.
We allude more particularly to the scenes at Court;
where his appearance was unpolished, his delivery of the
text vulgar, and his whole demeanour utterly irrecon.
cileable with the manners and accomplishments of that
pink of genteelity and wit he should have been.
An apt
scholar would have profited, we should think, from coming
so closely in contact with the graceful negligence and
dignified ease of Mr. Charles Kenible.

Mr Charles Kenible's second performance of Falstaff has confirmed our opinion of its decided inferiority to Dowton's. The part, as played by Mr. Kemble, is a most herculean task, and we will not, therefore, detract from the merit of so much labour by descending to particu larize its demerits: indeed, we have not space, were we even so inclined. Mr. Vandenhoff's Hotspur was wont to be considered one of his very happiest efforts. He has, of late, however, effected so much in character of a higher order, that it cannot now be thus designated. It is, notwithstanding, a finely sketched portrait, with a freshness, dash, and vigour about it strikingly characteristic and effective. Mrs. Vandenhoff presented a fine picture, in costume and appearance, of Lady Percy; as indeed she did of Lady Blanch, in King John; and we were much pleased at the testimony borne by the audience, on her entrance, of their good opinion. We must say this lady always evinces great taste in dressing her parts, and there is also a respectful modesty in her deportment very prepossessing. On acknowledging the salutauon of the audience on the evenings in question, there was a timidity observable quite in keeping with her assumed character.

Faulconbridge ranks with Shakspeare's inimitable
sketches of Hotspur and Mercutio, characters of which he
appears to have been more than ordinarily enamoured. In
Mr. Charles Kemble, the brave blunt wit has an admira-
ble representative. He is an intrepid braggart, an abrupt
audacious spirit, whose every look and act proclaim" his
high descent, nor shame his noble lineage;" one would
swear, intuitively, that he was of the lion hearted race.
There is no withstanding his merciless raillery, and the
cool sarcastic contempt with which he perpetually taunts
the Duke of Austria, is positively beyond all durance: his
notable brother Robert, too, comes in for a good handsome
share of the "mad-cap" illegitimate's terrible witticisms.
Nothing could exceed the free impudent unconcern of Mr.
Kemble's bearing throughout the first act; the piquant air,
particularly, of bold indifference with which he interrupted"
his brother's appeal to the King-

Well, Sir, by this you cannot get my land;
Your tale must be how he employ'd my mother,”

We had prepared some remarks on the enactment of The Wonder," as well as on that of "The Stranger," which, for want of room, have been reluctantly withdrawn. THE COUNCIL OF TEN.

5th July.

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Many of our readers will recollect the series of check mates and problems which have appeared in the former numbers of the Kaleidoscope, and they will perceive that we have made several material alterations for the better in the appearance of our tablet, and also in the mode of reading it with facility. In our former tablets, there were figures along to the top and bottom lines, as well as along the sides. In place of this arrangement, we now have the top and bottom lines marked with the letters A B C, &c. retaining the figures along the sides. This will entirely obviate any difficulty in finding the exact square indicated. Although it is almost superfluous, we shall, to prevent the

King's Bishop's Queen's Bishop's King's Knight's Queen's Knight's King's Castle's Queen's Castle's

H1 K.'s Castle's A 1-Q.'s Castle's

Nothing can be more simple or easy to read off than this mode; and in order to render our tablet somewhat more picturesque than it was formerly, we have shaded the alternate squares.

Those readers who intend to accompany us regularly through the intended series, would do well to mark their chess-boards, with figures and letters corresponding to ours. This will be very easily done without disfiguring the board, simply by pasting, on its side, a slip of writing paper, on which the letters and figures may be written.

It is our intention to commence the series of check mates or choice situations next week. The game we have now selected is merely given by way of introduction, to accustom our chess friends to the method of reading the board; and also an account of the interesting little story, in verse, which is attached to it by way of illustration. This story is introduced in the following manner:

"Two Persians had engaged in such deep play, that the whole fortune of one of them was gained by his opponent. He who played the white was the ruined man; and, made desperate by his loss, offered his favourite wife as his last stake. The game is carried on until he would have been check-mated by his adversary's next move. The lady, who had observed the game from a window above,


cried out to her husband, in a voice of despair, to sacrifice his castle, and save his wife."

The mode of play is as follows:

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Winds along the silent vale;

Where the palm-trees softly murmur,

Waving to the gentle gale,

By the myrtle-woven windows

Of an old romantic seat,

Sat, at Chess, two noble Persians,
Shelter'd from the scorching heat.
Here, with beating breast, Alcanzor
View'd the deep eventful play,
There, with black o'er-arching eye-brows,
Sat the Caliph, Mahmed-Bey.
But with wary eye the Persian

Marks each passion of the heart;
And the gallant, brave Alcanzor
Yields, a victim to his art.
Soon his ancient store of treasures,
Soon his wealth and wide domain,
Soon the glories of his fathers,
Fall, the crafty Caliph's gain.
Now he maddens as the lion

Raging thro' the desert grove;
Now with desp'rate oath he pledges
Zaida's beauties, Zaida's love,
Mehmed-Bey the offer seizes,

Triumph glistens in his eyes: Ah! rash youth, that thou had'st never Dar'd to risk so fair a prize! For impending ruin threatens

To devote thy hapless love:-
But! what piercing accents issue

From the lattic'd height above?
'Tis the beautious Zaida crying
Half distracted-"Oh! my life,
To thy foe concede thy castle,
And from death preserve thy wife."
Signifies Check.

We have in store several original pieces of music, ready for publication, including a song by Mr. Tilley, of London, and a waltz by Mr. Walker, of Liverpool. Until, however, we receive some further accession to our stock of musical types, we cannot publish either of these pieces, which are too long for our present assortment. We must therefore confine ourselves for a while to short pieces, like the subjoined, which has been lately introduced into the Harmonicon from Dr. Burney's works. It is the composition of the celebrated painter, Salvator Rosa, who has left many pieces on record, to show that his genius was of a most extraordinary and versatile kind.-Edit. Kal.

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The Housewife.

"Housekeeping and husbandry, if it be good,
Must love one another as cousins in blood:

The wife, too, must husband as well as the man,


[From the reports now in circulation, presuming to exOr farewal thy husbandry, do what thou can." plain the cause of Lord Byron's separation from his Lady, we copy, from the Examiner, the following coup de grace On Indigestion. The food which should be avoided by to all scandalizing, lying-loving inventors and reporters of dyspeptic people is that which is tough, acescent, oily, and domestic libels, and to all the dupes of editors who have mucilaginous. The flesh of full-grown animals is more no more sense and good feeling than to give insertion to healthful than that of young, except beef. Fish is not such trash as has disgraced the press on this subject. To easy of digestion, nor is it so nutritive as is generally those who, with pretended regrets, have added their per-moderation. Soft bread is not so good as stale, or biscuit. imagined. Venison is good, and so is game, and eggs, in sonal knowledge of such transactions, we leave to their Fresh vegetables, from their tendency to ferment, are bad own feelings after learning the truth.] and so are home-made wines. Cold fruits are bad, particularly the mellon. Grapes, strawberries, gooseberries, and currants, are the wholesomest. Turtle, mock-turtle, and all other soups, as well as fat, cheese, milk, butter, &c. should be scrupulously avoided. Plum-pudding, dumplings, and all boiled flour, is poison to dyspeptic people. Drink should not be taken at meals, unless thirst calls for it: much fluid dilutes the gastric juices too much, and weakens their power. This is the reason that tea is so injurious, for many take three, four, and five cups at a meal. Cider, when it is really good, is a wholesome drink. As a grand rule, eating moderately should be observed, and not so often as people imagine; three or four hours at least should pass between meals.-Medical Adviser.

Several London journals, who love gossip better than truth, and who care not how absurd and impertinent a story is, provided it administers to the rage of tattling about eminent persons, have copied from a Dublin paper a pretended statement of the cause of the separation between Lord and Lady Byron, with very minute particulars. The writer of this fabrication rejects, with considerable ostentation of liberality, the filthy scandals with which this country once teemed respecting that event; but still makes Mrs. Mardyn (the actress) the heroine of his tale. He relates, how that lady once called on Lord Byron upon theatrical affairs-how she was shown into his library-how a shower of rain came on and detained her there how Lord Byron would have sent her home in his carriage, but was baffled by orders given to the servants from Lady B., who by this time had worked herself into a jealous passion-how dinner-time came, and Lord Byron introduced Mrs. Mardyn into the dining-room-what mutual reproaches were uttered-and how the affair ended by her ladyship's being whirled from the house, "for ever," in the very carriage which had been prepared for Mrs. Mardyn!

All this has so much the air of a "domestic tale" from the Minerva press, that it could hardly gain credit except from the eager retailers of tattle. It might, however, be easily supposed by others to have some foundation in truth to be a loose or embellished version of a real occurrence; the more so, as it would seem to be a liberal and moderate account of an affair which some years ago was the subject of general rumour and (we are ashamed to add) of very For these reasons, it may be as well to state, that this pretended narrative is, from beginning to end, a pure fiction. We take this opportunity to add, upon the authority of the illustrious Poet's nearest friends, that Lord Byron, so far from being acquainted with Mrs. Mardyn, never spoke to her in his life.

extended credit.

This is one of the most curious and instructive examples of the operation of scandal that was ever heard of. No sooner was it known, that Lord and Lady Byron had separated, than the town rung with reports respecting the cause. Considering the suddenness of the event, the high rank of his Lordship both in society and in literature, and the excessive fondness of "the Great" for mangling each other's characters, this was natural enough. But then the particulars invented! The falsehood and malice are really astounding, which could connect with the unhappy affair a lady who had no more to do with it than the Queen of the Sandwich Islands, and of the slightest acquaintance between whom and the Noble Author there was not the shadow of evidence. Yet never was a rumour more general-never was one connected with more disgusting particulars, differing indeed from each other, but all alike odious and improbable. The sensitive Poet, disgusted with the readiness with which the public swallowed this nauseous trash, would not condescend to refute it. Mrs. Mardyn, whose professional hopes were on the point of being blasted for ever, explicitly contradicted it in the journals, and declared what we just now repeated-viz. that she had never seen Lord Byron except in public, and had never once spoken to him.

Preserving Eggs,-In 1820, a tradesman of Paris asked permission of the Prefect of police to sell, in the market, eggs that had been preserved a year in composition, of which he kept the secret. More than 30,000 of these eggs were sold in the open market without any complaint being made, or any notice taken of them, when the Board of Health thought proper to examine them. They were found to be perfectly fresh, and could only be distinguished from others by a pulverous stratum of carbonate of induced him to make a series of experiments, which ended lime, remarked by M. Cadet to be on the egg-shell. This in his discovering that they were preserved in highly saturated lime-water. M. Cadet suggests adding a little saturated muriate of lime, but gives no reason. They may also be preserved by immersing them twenty seconds sifted ashes; but this will give them a greyish green in boiling water, and then keeping them well dried in fine colour. The method of preserving them in lime-water has been long the practice of Italy; they may be kept thus for two years. This useful mode is well known in many parts of England, and cannot be too much recom mended.-Mechanic's Magazine.

Fashions for July.

side. Ear-rings and bracelets of diamonds. A necklace à l'Egyptienne, forming a serpent of gold, with the tail in its mouth; the eyes of the reptile of brilliants. Regal mantle cloak of celestial blue gros de Naples, finished beautifully, with cape and trimming of swan's down; the cloak fastened with silver chain, cordon, and tassels. White satin sandal slippers.

Scientific Records.

[Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, sin. gular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, Phi losophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mineralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural History; Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; List of Patents;to be continued in a series through the Volume.] FILTERING MACHINES.


SIR,-Our scientific townsman, Dr. Traill, in a late lecture, took occasion to allude to the filtering machines commonly used to purify water, and noticed one, which, from the simple method of constructing it, would be found extremely useful in country places. I have endeavoured in the enclosed sketch, to describe it, and if you consider it of sufficient importance to give it insertion in the Kakidoscope, it is much at your service. It is, I believe, the invention of a French chemist, whose name I am unscquainted with, but think its usefulness well entitles it to publicity.

Great George-square.



Yours, &c.

C. R.

EVENING DRESS.-Polish robe of lilac gros de Naples; the petticoat enriched at the border with a full and broad puckering of crape of the same colour, on which are laid flowers of lilac satin, representing the Iris, or purple fleur The dotted lines A and B are divisions on the cask per de lis. The tunique part of à la Polonaise, trimmed with forated with holes, and between them is a bed of rough three rows of bias folds, each fold headed by a narrow rou-sand or pebbles, through which the water filters itself unleau. The sleeves short and full, and ornamented on the til it comes to the space C, from whence a passage or pipe, outside of the arm, with one out-spread Iris. The corsage D, conveys it to the cock. made plain, with Buffont drapery of lilac crape, at the bust, confined in the centre by a white antique ornament, and By this means a large quantity of water may be purified near to the hollow of each arm by a white fleur de lis. A in a short time, and much better than it will be by the lilac belt, with narrow white blond on each side, simply common filtering machine. encircling the waist, in which belt is stuck a fan, with the outside sticks exquisitely wrought in filigree gold. A drapery of lilac gauze and silver lama, beautifully twisted round the hair, with a rosette on the left side, the ends lightly fringed with silver. Ear-rings and necklace of amethysts or rubies, set in gold. Bracelets of gold filigree, worn over the gloves, and fastened with one large ruby or amethyst, to suit the necklace and ear-rings. White satin sandal slippers.

BALL DRESS, OR GRAND FULL DRESS PARTY COSTUME.-Dress of tulle over white satin, with double The calumny has continued current ever since among that rouleaux stripes of satin, in bias down the skirt. Border numerous body who take things on trust, and it now dies consisting of a broad puckering of tulle or gauze, on which only with its object. We have heard persons in decent are laid large leaves of satin edged by rouleaux, and in society-persons otherwise well informed and well dis- the centre of each a blue flower; two rouleaux of satin posed, repeat this baseless slander as if it was acknowledg-above this border, on which are full and spiral bouquets, ed matter of fact! This little history may teach us two richly clustered, of the convolvolus. Corsage of white things: first, not to put faith in reports, however positive satin, trimmed across with blond. The hair dressed short and general, of alleged transactions in private families; at the ears, and arranged on each side of the face in secondly, not to believe a man guilty, because he does not clustered curis, and at the summit of the head, inclining contradict a gross imputation on his character, but to re- towards the right side, in long bows; the same side ornacollect, that he may feel too great a scorn for the illiberal mented with a diadem of pearls and precious gems, and and scandal-loving weakness of those who can credit things the hair elegantly entwined with a drapery of celestial se odious against him. blue gauze, and a plumage of white feathers on the left

LIST OF NEW PATENTS. [From the Philosophical Magazine for June.]

Abbotts Langley, Hertford, Esq. for his method of cutting To John Dickinson of Nash Mill, in the parish of cards by means of machinery, and also a process for applying paste or other adhesive matter to paper, and for sticking paper together with paste or other adhesive matter, by means of machinery applicable to such purposes.Dated 20th May, 1824.-6 months allowed to enrol speci fication.

maker, for certain improvements in the method of making To James Cook, of Birmingham, Warwickshire, gun. and constructing locks for guns, pistols, and other fire arms-20th May.-6 months.

Middlesex, saddler and harness-maker, for an improve. To Thomas Marsh, of Charlotte-street, Portland-place, ment in the art of making saddles.-20th May.-2 months.

parish of St. George, Hanover-square, Middlesex, lampTo Benjamin Black, of South Molton-street, in the manufacturer, for his improvement on carriage-lamps. 25th May.—6 months.

To Joseph Wells, of Manchester, Lancashire, silk and cotton manufacturer, for his machine for dressing and stif. fining and drying of cotton and linen warps, or any other Warps that may require it, at the same time the loom is werking, either with the motion of the loom or other machinery.-25th May.-6 months.

To Wahan Ainsworth Jurup, of Middlewich, Cheshire, sa't proprietor, and William Court, of Manor Hall, Cheshire, Lsq. for their improved method of manufacturing salt-15th June.-2 months.

Chit Chat.

Sir Thomas More's Head.-A few days since, in making some necessary repairs in St. Dunstan's Church, Canterbury, a box was found, containing the head of the great block by that ruthless King, Henry VIII. for refusing to Lord Chancellor of England, who was condemned to the take the oath of supremacy to that self-willed monarch. The head, with the exception of the teeth, was much decayed; and the sacred remains have been restored to their resting place. Our readers are aware that Sir Thomas was beheaded on the 6th of July, 1535, in the 53d year of his age; but they are not, perhaps, equally aware, that after the execution, though the body was buried in the church of St. Peter in the Tower, and afterwards in Chelsea church, where it now lics, yet his head was set on a pole upon London Bridge, and was afterwards privately Esq. (a distinguished family long resident in the parish of St. Dunstan's.) His daughter preserved the head in a box, with much devotion, and placed it in a vault, partly in the wall, on the south side of the church, where it was recently discovered, and very near to her own tomb. The south chancel of the church is called the Roper chancel; and there hung the helmet and surcoat, with the arms of Sir Thomas More on it. Hume says of this interesting character:-"That when Sir Thomas More was mounting the scaffold, he said to one, Friend, help me up, and when I come down again, let me shift for myself. The executioner asking him forgiveness, he granted the request, but told him, You will never get credit by beheadthe block, he bade the executioner stay till he put aside ing me, my neck is so short.' Then laying his head on his beard: For,' said he, it never committed treason.'

To Richard Hooton, of the Aqueduct Iron-works, Bir-by E. E.; Perseus N. N. E.; and above these last are Cas-bought by his daughter Margaret, wife of John Roper, mingham, Warwickshire, iron-manufacturer, for certain improvements in manufacturing wrought iron.-15th June.


set W. S. 11h. 37. still in the constellation Virgo. Jupiter is too near the Sun to be visible; his situation is 8° to the southward of Pollux 11. Saturn, midway between Aldebaran and Pleiades, in Taurus, rises N. E. by E. 4 E. 13h. 36. The Georgian, in the head of Sagitarius, rises To James Holland, of Fence House, in the parish of On the 10th, at 6h. this planet and the Moon will be in S. E. E. 8h. 22. and passes the meridian 12h. 17m. Aston, Yorkshire, shoemaker, for certain improvements in conjunction, invisible to us; but at 10h. the Moon will be the manufacture of boots and shoes.-31st May.-2 months. rather more than 1° to the lett, and nearly the same disTo Jha Heathcoat, of Tiverton, Devonshire, lace-tance above the Georgian. At the commencement of the manufacturer, for certain improvements in the methods of month, at 10h. 30m. the constellations on the meridian are preparing and manufacturing silk for weaving and other Hercules, Serpentarius, Ophiucus (the two a 529 above the purposes-15th June.-6 months. horizon) and the head of Draco in the zenith, or perpendicularly above us; Georgian S. S. EE.; Mars W.S.W.; Antares, in Scorpio, S. by W. W.; Capricornus S. E.; Aquarius rising E. S. E.; the five triangular stars in the watering-pot E. by S.; Andromeda from N. E. & N. to N. E. siopcia and Cepheus. On the 10th, at 15h. 25m. 178. the shadow of the Earth will fall on the Moon's southern limb, and produce a small eclipse, which will be partly visible to us, and the Moon will set eclipsed at 16h. 2m. In South, and part of North America, on the western coast of Africa, and in the Atlantic Oceans, it will be visible during its whole continuance. The Moon will pass in its zenith over South America, nearly in the parallel of Rio Janeiro. At the close of the month three of the planetary bodies would display peculiarly interesting and beautiful appearances, was it possible to see them. On the 25th day, Mercury, Venus, and the Sun and Moon, will come to the meridian nearly at the same time; and Jupiter will be only 7° to the right hand, or westward, forming an assemblage of bril hant orbs, which rarely meet within a similar space. Mars will pass the meridian at 5h. 3m. and set W. by S. & S. 10. 20m. This planet will be in conjunction with Spica-Kent Heruid. Virginis on the 23d day. Saturn will rise N. E. by E. 12h. 8m. The Georgian rises S. E. E. Ch. 40m. and passes meridian 10h. 34m. On this evening, at 10h. 30m. the Georgian will be the only planet above the horizon; Sagittarius, Lyra, and that part of Corona Australis visible to our latitude, on the meridian; Aries rising E. N. E. Phases of the Moon.

To William Harwood Horrocks, of Stockport, Cheshire, estion-manufacturer, for his new apparatus in giving tension to the warp in loom.s.-15th June.-G months. To Robert Garbutt, of the town of Kingston-uponHall, merchant, for his apparatus for the more convenient filing of papers and other articles, and protecting the same frani dust or damage, including improvements on or additions to the fils in common use.-15th June.-6 mouths. To William Harrington, of Crosshaven, in the county of Cork, Esq. for his improved raft for transporting tim

ber-15th June.-5 months.

To Charles Chubb, of Portsea, Hampshire, ironmonger, for his improvement in the construction of locks.-15th June-2 months.

To Benjamin Ager Day, of Birmingham, Warwickshire, fire-screen maker, for certain improvements in the manufacturing of drawer, door, and lock knobs, and knobs of every description-15th June.-2 months.

To John MacCurdy, of New York, United States of America, but now of Snow-hill, London, Esq. who, in consequence of a communication made to him by a certain forngner residing abroad, is in possession of an improved method of generating steam.-15th June.-6 months.

To Philip Taylor, of the City Road, Middlesex, engineer, for certain improvements in apparatus for produc ing gas from various substances.-15th June.-6 months.

To John Gibson, woollen-draper and hatter, in Glasgow, for his manufacturing or making of an elastic fabric from

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One of the greatest advantages derived from the science of astronomy is the simple method which it presents for finding the longitude of any place, either at sea or on land. The Sun's apparent motion round the Earth, from east to west, is over an arch of 15° of the equator, in one hour of time, consequently all places to the castward of the fixed meridian (Greenwich) will have noon earlier, or, if to the Westward, later, according to the number of degrees of longitude east or west. Thus a ship at sea finds, at noon, that a chronometer, set and calculated for Greenwich time, is three hours past noon, or three o'clock. It immediately follows that the ship is in 45° west longitude, because the Sa passes over 45 in three hours of time; and the time by the watch being greater than the time at ship, likewise put out the longitude to be west, for the Sun must have passed the meridian of Greenwich three hours earlier than at the ship. In the same manner, if it was three o'clock the ship, and noon by chronometer, the longitude would be 45 degrees east, for the Sun would have passed the merlian of the ship three hours before it arrived at the meridian of Greenwich. There are several other methods of fading the longitude, of which we shall speak in future tubers-On the 1st day Mercury rises N. E. by E. 14h. Szin.; and at 15h. will be N. E. by E. E. 3° to the right of the 8, or the tip of the Bull's lower horn, and about 4° above the horizon. Venus will rise 9mm. afterWard (and 36m. before the Sun) N. E. 4. E. nearly in conjunction II. Mars will pass the meridian 51. 5501. and |

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