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-- GHOSTS BY WAGGERY.
some hit and shook the beds in wbich they bay; tant in the
morning none was found therenor hadi the door been DR. Plot, in his Natural History of Oxfordshire, relates opened where the billet-wood was kept The next mixte a marvellous story of a ghost which Sir Walter Scott has the candles were put out, the curtains rattled, and a dread. employed in one of his romances. Soon after the nurder ful crack like thunder was beard, and one of othe servant of King Charles I. a commission was appointed to survey running in haste, thinking his master ayasa killed, for! the King's house at Woodstock, with the manor, park, I three dozen of trenchers laid sinoothly ander the quilt by him. woods, and other demesnes belonging to that manor. One But all this was nothing to what succeeded afteneands Colli nder a feigned name, hired himself as secretary The 29th, about midnight, the candles went out, 2001 10 the commissioners, who, upon the 13th October, 1649, thing walked majestically through the room, and opened and ipet, and took up their residence in the King's own rooins. shut the windows ; great stones were throwu violently ingo His Majesty's beil-chamber they made their kitchen, the the room, some of which fell on the beds, others on this council-hall their pantry, and the presence-chamber was the fioor; and at about a quarter after one, a noise was heard place where they met for the despatch of business. His as of forty cannon discharged together, and again reprated Majesty's dining-room they made their woou-yard, and at about eight minutes' interval. This alarmed and raised stored it with the wood of the famous royal oak from the all the neighbourhood, who conuing into their honours' iton, High Park, which, that nothing might be left with the gathered up the great stones, fourscore in number, and by name of King about it, they had dug up by the roots, and them by in the corner of a field, where, in Dr. Plot's time, split and bundled up into faggots for their firing. Things they were to be seen. This noise, like the discharge of being thus prepared, they sat on the 16th for the despatch cannon, was heard over the country for several miles round. of business; and, in the midst of their first debate, there | During these noises the commissioners and their serments entered a large black dog (as they thought) which made a gave one another over for lost, and cried out for help; and dreadful howling, overturned two or three of their chairs, Giles Sharp, snatching up a sword, had wéll nigh lilla and then crept under a bed and vanished. This gave them one of their honours, mistaking him for the spirit, as the greater surprise, as the doors were kept constantly came in his shirt from his own room to theirs. While they locked, so that no real dog could get in or out. The next were together the noise was continued, and part of the te day their surprise was increased, when sitting at dinner in ing of the house was stripped off, and all the windows are a lower room, they heard plainly the noise of persons walk. an upper room were taken away with it. On the 30th, at ing over their heads, though they well knew the doors were midnight, something walked into the chamber treading litr all locked, and there could be nobody there. Presently a bear; it walked many times about, then threw the waris. after, they heard also all the wood of the King's oak brought ing-pan violently on the floor; at the same time a large by parcels from the dining-room, and thrown with great quantity of broken glass, accompanied with great sfarsi violence into the presence-chamber, as also all the chairs, and horse bones, came pouring into the room with uncat. stools, tables, and other furniture forcibly hurled about the mon force. On the 1st of November the most dreadin! room; their papers, containing the minutes of their trans. scene of all ensued. Candles in every part of the rain Nome actions, were torn, and the ink-glass broken. When all this lighted up, and a great fire made; at midnight, the cardio noise had ceased, Giles Sharp, their secretary, proposed all yet burning, a noise like the bursting of a cantor 3 to enter first into these rooms; and, in presence o. | heard in the room, and the burning billets were there the commissioners, from whom he received the key, about by it even into their honours' beds, who called in he opened the doors, and found the wood spread about and his companions to their relief, otherwise the house tau the room, the chairs tossed about and broken, the papers been burnt to the ground ; about an hour after the candles torn, but not the least track of any human creature, nor the went out as usual, the crack as of many camon was heart, least reason to suspect one, as the doors were all fast, and and many pailfuls of green stinking water were thrown the keye in the custody of the commissioners. It was there | upon their honours' beds, great stones were also thro? fore unanimously agreed that the power that did this mis- in as before, the bed-curtains and bedsteads toru anu chief must have entered at the key-hole. The night follow
| broken, the windows shattered, and the whole nelfte ing, Sharp, the secretary, with two of the commissioners' bourhood alarmed with the most dreadful noises ; 13; servants, as they were in bed in the same room, which room I the very rabbit-stealers, that were abroad that argu was contiguous to that where the coinmissioners lay, had in the warren, were so terrified that they fled for the their beds' feet lifted up so much higher than their heads, and left their ferrets behind them. One of their ht
eir hondars that they expected to have their necks broken, and then this night spoke, and, in the name of God, asked to they were let fall at once with so much violence as shook I was, and why it disturbed them so? No answer was a the whole house, and more than ever terrified the commis. to this, but the noise ceased for a while, when the spi sioners. On the night of the 19th, as they were all in bed came again; and, as they all agreed, brought toitu.
n the same room for greater safety, and lights burning by devils worse than itself. One of the servants now by them, the candles in an instant went out with a sulphurous a large candle, and set it in the doorway between the smell, and that moment many trenchers of wood were chambers, to see what passed and as he watched !!!" hurled about the room, which next morning were found to plainly saw a hoof striking the candle and candlestick to be the same their honours had eaten out of the day before, the middle of the room, and afterwards, making which were all removed from the pantry, thouglı not a lock
e panıry, inough not a lock scrapes over the snuft, scraped it out. Upon this mese was found opened in the whole house. The next night
the whole house. The next night person was so bold as to draw a sword, but he had se they fared still worse ; the candles went out as before, the I got it out when he felt another invisible hand" curtains of their honours' beds were rattled to and fro with
cours beds were rattled to and fro with ing it too, and prilling it from him, and at lengan pa great violence, they received many cruel blows and bruises vailing, struck him so violeutly on the head wit by eight great pewter dishes, and a number of wooden | pummel, that he fell down for dead with the blow. A trenchers being thrown on their beds, which, being heaved instant was heard another burst like the discharge on off, were heard rolling about the roon, though in the morn broadside of a ship of war, and at the interval of a mimo ing none of these were to be seen.
or two between each, no less than nineteen such discharge The next night the keeper of the king's house and his These shook the house so violently that they expected dog lay in the commissioners' room, and then they had no moment it would fall upon their heads. The neighbou disturbance. But on the night of the 22d, though the dog being all alarmed, flocked to the house in great number lay in the room as before, yet the candles went out, a num. and all joined in prayer and psalni-singing ; during ber of brickbats fell froin the chimney into the room, the the noise continued in the other rooms, and the discha dog howled piteously, their bed-clothes were all stripped cannons was heard as from without, though no visible, off, and their terror increased. On the 24th they thought was seen to discharge them. But what was the mos all the wood or the king's oak was violently thrown down ing of all, and put an end to thieir proceedings efter deg insir bed-sides; they couated 64 billets that fell, and happened the next day; as they were all at dinner, "
paper, in which they bad signed a mutual agreement to re- « Yes ; I have heard them speak of the Cross-Keys, in Bel. serve a part of the premises ont of the general survey, and ton Street. There is a terrible flash-house in our neighafterwards to share it equally among themselves, (which I bourhood.” d i n. paper, they had hid for the present, under the earth in a “Where is that?"_“That is the Cock, in the corner of pot in one corner of the room, and in which an orange tree Cock Court; and the worst house going is the Shades, for grew,) was consumed in a wonderful manner by the earth's | thieves. I have heard them talk on board the Hulks, and taking fire with which the pot was filled, and buruing vio- | in Newgate, too, about the Shades, dividing their spoils lently avith a blue flame, and an intolerable stench, so that | there of they were all driven out of the house, to which they could • Where is the Shades ?"_" In the Strand, against never be again prepailed upon to return.
Waterloo Bridge. You can go down there at twelve o'clock
at night, and stay there all the next day, if you' like. PICTURE OF A LONDON QUARTER AND MORAL There are men and women and girls, and all down there, EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE.
and they go out thieviny. I have heard them say, We * Tue Morning Chronicle should take away its old motto
went out some days, and made L9 or L. 10, and then went about holding up a mirror of fashion, and exhibiting the
down there, and called for pints of gin, and regulated our « body of the time, its form and pressure,” from the top of the
money there.'” Court Circular, and place it over the Police Reports. There
« The Shades, you say, is in the Strand, against Wateris no such exact records of the true state of our popnlation as
loo Bridge ?"_“Yes; you can see Waterloo Bridge as you the moving drama of Bow Street. Sir Frederick Roe's tbeatre
stand in the Shades; it is like a bar that you go in at-gomeis a more accurate mirror of the age than the patent one hard
thing like the front of the Adelphi, and you go down stairs; by Foreigners who are just now coming over in shoals, I
—there is a collar under ground, a very large place, I have all intent upon circulating in the higher regions of society,
| heard some of them say,—and there is dancing, and singing, would learn far more of England from the police-offices
| and dominoes, and cards played there." than Almack's or the Duke of Devonshire's. The view is
It may surprise many that places of this description are certainly not quite so flattering ; on the contrary, it exhibits
found to exist in the very centre of our wealth, and comfort, our masses in a very painful state of degradation. But to
and respectability ; but the fact is, people are blind to that know the truth is the first step to a cure, and to attempt to
which has long existed before their eyes. The streets, courts, hide the fact is the folly which Horace condemus—that of
alleys, lanes-such as we have given a general description concealing a cancerous shame. We are speaking not mere
of above-are at the back-doors of the best houses in town ly of the crime of the metropolis, but its vice : it is not
they crowd the neighbourhood of streets of the greatest thomerely robbery and violence which come before the magis- |
roughfare. Many who read what has been said above will i trate, but domestic broils, quarrels, drunkenness, &c. &c.,
fancy that we are speaking of some modern Alsatia_the Pet. * in the course of which is displayed incidentally the moral
ticoat Lane of Whitechapel, the Rosemary Lane of the Mi-* condition of the party concerned. Poverty has inuch to do
nories, or the Seven Dials of sevenfold intamy; if we had with the aggravation of the evil, but it is scarcely at the
done so, it would have been bad enough, for all these places, : bottom of it. Immorality of every description makes even
St Giles's to boot, are in the heart of London ; but more uncompetency miserable. We observe that among the lower
suspected places than these are worse-both the north and classes of the town-the inhabitants of those quarters where
south sides of the Strand and Fleet Street, for instance, are what are called respectable people never set foot, but by the
doubly lined with infamy. Imerest accident parties living together are very commonly
But there is something still more shocking than the exig.' not married, and have no shame on the subject ; that both
tence of the mere holes and corners of thieves and prosti. sexes indulge in porter and gin to the very extent of their
tutes in the heart of London. It is this that the abodes I means, usually spending the greater part of their casual earn
of the industr'ious and the quasi-honest are mixed up with Įings in one long debauch, out of this state arise quarrels,
them, and that without pain to either party. On the same bruises, and fights, not a tithe of which ever appear at the
staircase dwells the drayman and the burglar; their chil| offices. While such scenes are going on in one apartinent of
dren play together, and their quasi-wires interchange their the house, perhaps the cellar, the rest of the building is occu.
hospitalities and their conversation. In such quarters it is pied with the thief and the prostitute, a domestic pair, or
as little a disgrace to be a robber as it was in the time of the old hag of a receiver of stolen goods, and perhaps op
Homer. When a man is apprehended, he “ gets into posite to her some dealer in flash paper or counterfeit coin.
trouble," aud a sympathy for him spreads. The drayman, Mixed up with these is probably the hard-working lady's
the waterman, the cab driver, the shoemaker, is not a rob I shoemaker, or the poor man's cobbler with his wife, and
ber, because he is in work. The boundaries of morality ! perhaps a family of eight or ten children playing up and
amongst this large class are atterly confounded; at this down the stairs with the promiscuous progeny of the neigh.
present moment the only moral distinction they make is bourhood. The street itself—and of such there are many
that of rich and poor. Perhaps this great and overgrown hundreds-is one rag fair. The receivers of stolen goods
city contains withinits bosom a quarter of a million of expose bottles and old clothes; the rubbish shop placards
such doctrinaires. As long as all is quiet, they go on u Dripping bought here." as a trav to cook maids: the cob. sprawling in their own mud; if, however, times of a hot bler protrudes from his cellar huge draymen's shoes; the
turbulence were to break out, the sections of St. Antoine green-grocer exhibits his cabbages and potatoes ; the middle
never poured toith such a race of monsters-monisters, we of the street is occupied with ragged brats at play, pregnant
mean, of a bad edncation Is nothing to be done for the women with arms a-kimbo, and in high disputation, with,
suppression of crime--for the separation of the habitual perhaps, some half-a-dozen fellows in their shirt-sleeves and
honest and the habitual dishonest for the morah education pipes in their mouths, gazing listlessly from the various
of the people?- New Monthly Magazine. Hoe mind glassless windows above them. The corner of this precious retreat is sure to have a substantial gin-shop at its corner ; KING JAMES's CLASP KNIFE.-The word “ Jockteleg," and its well-woru swinging doors betray the constancy of which is still Scotch for a clasp knife, was of unknown its custom. Lower down in the street is the flash-house etymology till a knife was found with the inscription, the snug public, where crimes are concocted and concealed. * Jacques de Liege," who was a 'famous cutler, and suiIn such holes as these, also, are the academies of theft, plied Scotland with clasp knifes. It is said of James VI., where burglary is taught on scientific principles -- where that to puzzle his courtiers in England, he one day said to effigies, bung with wires and bells, are put up co exemplify his stable boy ! 1Callan, ha'e, there's thretty pennies, gae the practice of pocket-picking.
wa' and buy me a jockteleg; an' gin ye byd, I'll gang to Before the committee of the House of Commons, a con- the bougars o' the house, an tak'a cabar and reesle your vict was examined ; among other questions (and the whole riggin wit*t." That is, « Boy! here is thirty pence, go evidence is very curious) he was asked
and buy me a elasp knife; and if you delay, 1 shall go to « Did you ever hear the prisoners at the Hulks speak the roof of the house, and take a rafter and thrash your back of the places of resort in London-their flash-houses ?" - with it."-Jamieson's Dict. in Voce.
the nimble tactitian. In his youth, a at the present day,
the encyclopædic range of his information left him without IMPROVEMENT OF HEATH LAND AND CULTIVATION | a competitor. His industry knew no bounds, and big mind OF POTATOER.
was as versatile in its power of alternate application and WASTE lands are admirably adapted to the growth of relaxation, as, at other times, remarkable for an untiring potatoes. The east side of Dilhornheath was cultivated
or Dilhornheath was cultivated | perseyerance.--Sir Arthur Brooke Faulkner. with potatoes after the heath and gorse bad rotted, and being | REWARD OF AUTHORS.-Byron's poems produced up. mixed with lime and compost, the crop of potatoes was so
| -wards of fifteen thousand pounds. A prudent man vould abundant as to admit many waggon loads being sent in the I have turned them to still better account. Surely, one thouwinter into the vicinity of the potteries, about six miles from sand pounds per annum produced in the time which Dilhorn, which afforded a seasonable supply to many thou-l position occupied can scarcely be ill-usage on the part of the sand manufacturers. The quantity was not only immense, public. How many authors are there of infinitely greater il but the quality of potatoes was in so high repute, that the
tional utility whose works would not bave kept them from Dilhorn potatoes produced 2d. per bushel above the market
starving! Mr. Bentham, to wit. The writings of Walter Scott price. Many instances have occurred of great success in
are not of one-hundreth part of importance of the writing raising potatoes on waste land, but the shortest way is to of Mr. Bentham, yet how highly have they been paid! Tee pare and burn. Two day-labourers gave a guinea for an public is willing to pay more for amusement than for inste. acre of waste land to plant with potatoes ; they pared and
tion. The principal value of the works of Scott is, that burnt it by moonlight after their daily labour, spread the
they have helped, as beautiful pictures, to humanize the ashes, and paid for ploughing them in ; the crop proved so
people, and have enticed many to read who otherwise would good, and the price of potatoes so high, that they shared
have shunned books. But of sound morality there is scarce L.40 between them, besides receiving a sufficient quantity a jot to be found in the whole collection. It was not to be of potatoes for their families. A peat bog on waste land
expected. The mind of Scott was warped in early youth, was drained, then pared and burnt; the ashes immediately
and it could not be expected that wisdom would be the me regularly spread, and the land ploughed in twelve-furrow
sult. But, notwithstanding the large sums of money which ridges (it could not be ploughed in narrow ones from tough- were paid for his copyrights, Scott lived in dificulties and ness ;) the furrows were hacked and levelled with heavy I died in debt. Why was this? The sin which bexets macs hoes, then planted across the ridges with potatoes in rows, authors beset him also. He deemed that ostenta and, owing to the large quantity of ashes, produced an dignity, and he wasted his means before he had earned their abundant crop. The land afterwards produced, the two
the two The desire to vie with the feudal puppets whom he wei. next years, two very strong crops of oats in succession; it shipped led him into expenses which his means would so was then well limed, and clean fallowed, and is now a good warrant, and he paid the penalty by dying before his nata. meadow.-Pitt's History of Staffordshire.
ral period, tortured in mind, and overwrought in body. Ba? A SIMPLE AND USEFUL INVENTION._" A black. let it never be forgotten, that he acted the part of an hones: smith of this city, named Pontisick, has, to the great com man in striving to redeem his errors and to accomplish the fort of his neighbours, especially the rich, successfully payment of his debts. The principle of moral honesty was practised a very simple contrivancc io diminish, in a re strong within him, and has shed a halo round his memory inarkable degree, the loud noise caused by the percussion of which will not lightly pass away. It were well if his fate the hammer on the anvil. It is merely to suspend a piece might prove a beacon to those who might come after bill. of iron chain to one of the horns of the anvil, which carries But it is the part of the public to enforce the penalty, by off a great portion of the acute sound usually produced.
und usually produced. | witholding their countenance from those who possessing to Sig. Gaudenzio Vicinia, of Asso, in the province of Como, / talents necessary to elevate the perceptions of their chior lias, however, introduced an improvement on this contivance, only hold forth the example of moral degradation by the addition af a spring fixed in the basis of the anvil, Repository. which, keeping the chain stretched, diminishes the sound in a much greater degree ; and it is equally easy to remove
EXTRAORDINARY SURGICAL OPERATION, the ring of the chain from the horn of the anvil, if needful THE most surprising and most honourable operation of sure by a mere blow of the hammer.”—Milan, 20th Feb. gery ever performed, is, without any contradiction that efecto
ted by M. Richerand, by taking away a part of the ribs and a LARLY DAYS OF LORD BROUGHAM.
the pleura. The patient was himself a medical man, and In 1805, Brougham, Eyre, and myself found ourselves | ignorant of the danger he ran in this operation being * the tenants of two contiguous lodgings, in Craven Street, | recourse to, but he also knew that his disorder was where the same intercourse was kept up until the diver-wise incurable. He was attacked with a cancer on the 2 gence of our several pu suits partially interrupted, and, | ternal surface of the ribs and of the pleura, which com finally, suspended it. Cobbett, I think, on one occasion, ally produced enormous fungosities, that had been in
AS RO took it into his head to pack Brougham, and a whole party attempted to be repressed by the actual cautery. As of Edinburgh reviewers, as adventurers, in the same bottom as he had made the opening, the air rushing into the can of a Berwick smack, for London. Whether the fact be so occasioned the first day great suffering and distressin D or not, that mode of travelling was, certainly, no disgrace ness of breath; the surgeon could touch and see the bed then, any more than it is now. Some of the first families through the pericardium, which was as transparent as in Scotland thought it no degradation, even in those steam and could assure himself of the total insensibility of less times, to prefer it to their private carriage. Brougham Much serous fluid flowed from the wound, as long as " was then distinguished for the same gift of sarcasm which mained open, but it filled up slowly by means of ador has since made him the terror of the senate; yet he was of the lung with the pericardium. And the fleshy granu one of the best-humoured fellows breathing, full of fun tions that were formed in it. At length the patient go and frolic. He has been blamed, in Parliament, for the well, that on the 27th day after the operation, he cou malignant abuse of his power; and, it must be owned, the resist the desire of going to the Medical School to excesses into which conscious superiority have now and | fragments of the ribs that had been taken from him then led him, were often in a very equivocal state. But three or four days afterwards he returned home, an what was he to do with so useful a gift? It was his main about his ordinary business. The success of M. weapon, offensive and defensive. Had he laid it aside, his is the more important because it will authorize victories, though equally assured, would perhaps have been cases, enterprizes which, according to receive long delayed, and harder earned. When all argument had would appear impossible ; and we shall be les failed, how often have we seen him escape from defeat, by | penetrating into the interior of the chest. M. the aid of this ready and unspariog auxiliary! To turn even hopes, that by opening the pericardium itsei the laugh against an adversary, was itself a victory. Whe-proper injections, we may cure a disease that ther he succeeded or failed in his logic, the witnesses of the to been always fatal, the dropsy of that cavitycontest were equally impresse with the superior power of ' Annals.
tried home, and went
and we shall be less afraid of
mior of the chest. M. Richerane ening the pericardium itself, and using
has bithr: opsy of that cavity-T'kom yon?
MEDICAL SELECTIONS. , . , held out. The best beverages is either spring or distilled as has 1719. T NO. VII. is in
Cheese, although extracted from milk, possesses a very ESTIMATE OF DIFFERENT DESCRIPTIONS OF FOOD IN little nutritient principle. There is a popular error preAs like 79 REGARD TO NUTRIMENT. R .
valent with respect to this article of food, that ought to be BEEF and mutton possess more nutritient properties than corrected. Butter, which is produced froin the same mateany other kind of meat, particularly the prime varts. Pork rial, is not half so objectionable; as, when it is eaten in ranks next to beef and mutton, as it regards usefulness;
Scardo vepfninace moderation, it is both easily digested and nourishing. although there are few persons who can digest it. There is
All kinds of pudding are more or less difficult to digest, the same objection to yenl. notwithstanding it is a very lean and especially those which are made of flour and suet; or kind of meat, and does not offend the stoinach on the score
which consist of batter; in short, things of this kind should of richness : but to render it palatable, it is always obliged never be eaten by persons who are subject to indigestion. to be overdone.
All pottages are likewise unfit for weak stomachs, and prinAs to dried meat, of whatever kind it may be. we must cipally gruel. But the habitual use of gruel operates in a regard it as of little or no use in contributing to our nour
way that few would imagine ; it produces eruptions on the ishment. To persons who are subject to indigestion, salt
salt skin, which nearly resembles itch. and dried meat is highly improper ; yet we often find per
| Tea has been deprecated by some writers, and to the use sons whetting a bad appetite with a slice of ham, which if
ich if of it is ascribed the prevalence of stomach complaints ; but it do not digest properly, must render the case worse subse
a beverage cannot be so detrimental when it yields such requently; sausages of every kind are liable to the same ob
freshment. It is of great consequence to drink unadulterjections, but especially those which are dried, such as Bo
ated teas, for the things that are sometimes mixed with logna sausages. This last article of luxury is of all others
them, will certainly disorder the stomach. the most difficult to be solved by the stomach.
There is an opinion prevalent, that eating a little and ** Poultry stands next to flesh among our edible articles,
often," is the best mode of bringing a stomach into tone, but is less easy of digestion, particularly geese and ducks.
and of imparting nourishment; but this is quite a popular People after eating goose, frequently take a glass of brandy
error; nothing is more likely to derange that organ than to assist digestion; this is a habit that ought to be devre | calling it into action so often; in short, the practice would cated, as it has a tendency to induce too great action on the
impair the best digestion. * part of the stomach, which weakens it subsequently. Wild
Various are the sauces and pickles which epicurism hath fowls are particularly well fitted for debilitated stomachs ;
invented for the purpose of giving zest to an already pam. they are more nutritious than the domestic kinds. . .
pered appetite. Most of these are incompatible with healthy The first of vegetable food is wheaten bread, when made
digestion. Dyspeptics should confine themselves to the of the best flour; it is well termed the “ staff of life," for
two most universal sauces in this country, viz., mustard it imparts almost as much nourishing matter as meat, and
and salt; the latter of these is a valuable assistant to the has this advantage over the other_when disease attacks the
stomach when it is masticated with the food. system it does not augment heat.
Dyspeptics should take every meal very deliberately, for The vegetable that comes nearest to bread, in point of
fast eating will frequently bring on an oppression of the utility, is the potato; that extensively-useful root abounds
stomach after it. with nutritious matter, and is capable not only of sustain
One of the principal means of preserving health, is sound ‘ing life, but of imparting to the body great vigour and ro
and refreshing sleep. A bad night's rest is sometimes pro. bustness, even under great bodily exertion. To prove this,
duced by the bed-room not being properly ventilated dur. * we need only look to Ireland, where a great portion of peo
ing the day, especially if there has not been a fire kept in - ple live 'exclusively upon it the greatest part of the year. Po
| it. Beds should also he well-sired, and not be made up tatoes are well fitted for persons who have a weak diges
too soon. Some people sleep too much, which is production, provided they be of the best quality, i. e. mealy.
tive of bad consequences in dysepeptic cases. Soups and broths to debilitated stomachs, prove very de
Walking is most beneficial to the system; it should be daily trimental. "The best mode then of taking this kind of taken, to the extent of at least two miles, and even more. diet, is to soak toast or stale bread in it until it be absorb
Carriage exercise is but a poor substitute. Riding on horsced. Dyspeptics should avoid soups or broths on every oc
back is nearly as good as foot exercise.- Medical Adviser. casion.
EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES UPON THE Beef-tea has long been held as the most eligible spoon
BODY, AND U POX HEALTH. diet for the sick, provided the stomach be not called upon When the air is warm and dry it excites a most agrecto digest it without its being previously soaked in bread.able sensation in the lungs, and in every part of the body. Persons, however, who suffer byindigestion, should be care- It increases the power or function of every organ, and ful not to live too much on slop diet. .
health is perfect; this is observed in a dry spring after a * Spirituous liquors possess no property of imparting cold and moist winter ; but when the weather is intensely strength to our system, except it be that transitory feeling hot, and persons exposed to the burning sun in the tropics, of vigour which they give to the nerves. It may be some- they often drop dead suddenly from apoplexy; this has haptimes observed, that the beer-bibber grows stout from his pened even in France and Spain during very hot summers. beverage, and this is certainly the case, but it is not the re. All the functions, as breathing, digestion, &c., are diminished sult of healthy action in the system ; for out of this corpu- , and oppressed. There is danger of mortincation lency disease frequently arises. The reason why a person and ulcers, bowel complaints, fever, hysteria, epilepsy, &c. gets fat with porter-drinking is this : the sedative property | Persons labouring under consumption have been advised to of hops, and the employment, perhaps, of deleterious druys, live in waim climates; but many plıysicians suppose that causes the blood to flow through the veins with less velocity, the acceleration of the breathing and pulse caused by the hot which gives it a disposition to form fat; but wé generally air in summer, only hurry. the sufferers to a more speedy find that persons so bloated are subject to several danger death. The change of habitation from a cold climate to a
warm one in winter is highly advisable, though it is now F*** Bat the practice of taking drams after dinner should believed that the southern coasts of this country are as
never be indulged in, as it has a tendency to produce an in eligible-as foreign climes for our consumptive patients.-A curable weakness of stomach. í
cold and moist atmosphere produces debilitating effects on Every kind of wine labours under the same objection as man and aninials; a cold and dry air is not so injurious ; the most common fermented liquors, for they all have a dis- | it bruces the nerves and is favourable to health, although it position to turn acid on the stomach. Foreigu wines, in- sometimes induces determinations of blood to the head, deed, have a less tendency to do so, but still all kinds of chest, and abdomen, and causes inflammations in the organs wine are improper in every stage of indigestion, and unless of their cavities is Ten Minutes' Adcice on ('oughs and they can be abstained from, there can be no prospert of cure Colds. ****
1 Dious diseases.
REMEDIES FOR CONSUMPTION. "..
COLUMN POR THE LADIES. MR. MURRAY in his work on consumption says, "We weed scarcely enumerate the multiplicity of remedies aud
"PRAISE OF WOMEN, medicines employed in this complaint, as all have disappeared like "wave succeeding wave.' Some of them have
BY RANDOLPO, AN OLD POET." Leena of a very extraordinary kind, such as vipers' broth and snails, livefrogs also have been allowed to pop down the
He is a parricide to his mother's name, throat-Salvadore's method seems to have attracted greater
irre attention than it deserves. He directed his patients to
And with an impious hand murders her fame,. climb an eminence quickly till they were out of breath and
That wrongs the praise of women ; that darts write bathed in sweat, and then increase it before a large fire, Libels on saints, or with foul ink requite change their clothes, and live on meat and wine. Gregory The milk they lent us. Better sex ! command prescribed Spanish liquorice in the form of pills. Hoffman
To your defence my more religious hand, wrote a volume on the virtues of asses' milk; even riding on this special animal has been supposed curative. A cow's
At word, or pen. Yours was the nobler birth, shed has also been proposed as a proper place of reposc for For you of man were made, man but of earthThe consumptive. The vapour of tar and prussic acid have The son of dust : and though your sin did bread all been tried in vain, and digitalis or foxglove has been
His fall, again you raised him in your seed. employed with very questionable success. Dr. Fothergill's opinion, as a forlorn hope, was country air, with
Adam in sleep a gainful loss sustained, rest, asses' milk, and riding daily. We believe Dr. Bacon
That for one rib a better self regained; exhibited minute doses of ipecacuanha, sufficient to excite Who, had he notiyour blest creation seen, nausea; and among the patients in the Vallois, according
An anchorite in paradise had been. . to Dr. Tissot, warm baths have been frequently resorted to; some pass the greater part of their time in the water. At
Why in this work did the creation rest, Baden, Dr. Marcard has seen invalids sit, four or five hours
But that eternal Providence thought you best in the bath, and the patient sit up to the chin in water. Of all his six days' labour? Beasts should do The most recent plans and proposals we have heard of are Homage to man, bnt man should wait on you. those of Dr. Myddleton, of Exeter, who enploys mixeil
You are of comelier sight, of daintier touch, powders in a box, the chief ingredients of which we understood to be hemlock. A circular having a rotary motion,
A tender flesh, a colour bright, and such . as in the blooming of cucumbers, by turning a winch, As Parians see in marble ; skin anore fair, yolatalizes, or temporarily suspends these powders in the More glorious head, and far more glorious hair ; atmosphere, this is done with a view to encrust the lungs.
Eyes full of grace and quick ness, purer roses We have heard, however, of no instance of cure. We know nothing of Mr, St. John Long's practice, which has been
Blush in your cheeks, a milder white coa: poses severely criticised and ridiculed. The lobelia inflata is said, Your stately fronts ; your breath, more street.aban 14 however, to be his remedy. This plant is stated in the Breathes spice, and nectar drops at every kiss. Flora Americana' to be common in the woods of America.
Your skins are smooth ; bristles on theirs do ghout Dr. Cotteran has invented an apparatus for conveying the vapour of chloride of lime into the lungs, acting as a kind
Like quills of porcupine, rough wools doth flow of inhaler. The well-known effect of chlorides on morbidly O'er all their faces; you approach more near affected parts, and the expectoration of tubercles detached The form of angels, they like beasts appear. by its influence in certain recent experiments, promise some
If then in bodies where the souls do dwell, 'interesting results in this disease. The committees of the Royal Academies of Science and of Medicine have made a
You better us, do then our souls excel ! favourable report of it. Sir Charles Scudapore has also
No; we in souls equal perfection see, announced a work on the efficacy of chlorine, jodine, &C., There can in them nor male nor female be in consumption. We first promulgated, at this Surry In
Boast we of knowledge ? you have more than wes stitution, in 1818, the probability of aerial chlorine pror
You were the first ventured to pluck the tree; ing curative in pulmonary consumption." This is all that is at present known on the subject of cure; but Mr. Mur
And that more rhetoric in your tongues doth lie, ray thus sums up the measures of precaution against the Let him dispute against that daros deny attacks of this dreadful disease: these are, “Early rising, Your least commands, and not persunided be, free perspiration, a pure atmosphere, and agreeable tem
With Samson's strength and David's piety, perature ; Jight food and of easy digestion, gentle exercise, warm clothing to prevent the effects of sudden alteration
To be your willing captive. Virtue, sure, of temperature, and condensation of perspiration on the
Were blind as fortune, should she choose the poor skin_these will generally prove effectual."
Rough cottage, man, to live in, and despise
Thus you are proved the better set, and we ing of three hundred and two hexameter lines, comprising
Must all repent that, in our pedigree, one thousand five hundred words, which, with the title' page, author's name, &c., began every one with the letter
We choose the father's name, where, should we sake P. It is called “ Pugna porcorum, per Petrum Por The mother's, a more hononred blood, 't would make çinum, paraclesis pro potatore.” It takes for its motto
Our generation safe and certain be, “Perlege porcorum pulcherrima prolia, Potor,
And I'd believe some faith in heraldry."
rise, ri It commenced with the line_
Thus, perfect creatures ! if detraction rise 16 Plaudite porcelli, porcorum pigra propago."
Against your sex, dispute but with your eyes, The whole is correct Latin, the verse perfect in its quanti.
Your hand, your lip, your brow,- there will be uni ties, and the fable conducted on the best rules of Aristotle.
So subtle and so strong an argument, It is, perhaps, the greatest literary curiosity in existence.
Will teach the stoic his affection, too, - ALPINE STRAWBERRIES. – By picking off their first and second show of Aower stems, iheir bearing season will be
And call the cynic from his tub to woo. delayed till August, and continue through the iwo fol.
Thus mustering up your beauteous troops, go on Jowing months.
The fairest is the valiant Amazon.