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London Bird Catcher, 1827.
Jerks.

Tolloc, Tolloc, cha-Ic, Ic, Ic, Ic, quake

-Ic, Ic, Tyr, Fear. Tuck-Tuck-Fear.

Tolloc, Tolloc, R—Weet, weet, weet, Tuck, Tuck, Fear-Ic, Ic, Ic.

cheer-Tolloc, cha— Ejup. Tuck, Tuck, Fear-Ic quake-e-weet. Tolloc, Tolloc, R-Ejup. This is a finished jerk.

Tolloc, Tolloc, R-Cha, cea-Pipe, Pipe, Tuck, Tuck, Joey.

Pipe. Tuck, Tuck, Tuck, Tuck, Joey-Tolloc Tolloc, Tolloc, R—Ejup—Pipe, Pipe, cha, Ic quake-e-weet.

Pipe.
Tuck, Tuck, Wizzey.

Lug, Lug, G-Cher, Cher, Cher.
Tuck, Tuck, Wizzey-Tyr, Tyr, Tyr, Lug, Lug-Orchee, weet.
Cher-Wye wye Cher.

Lug, Lug, G-Pipe, Pipe, Pipe.
Tolloc, Ejup, R—Weet, weet, weet. Lug, Lug, G-Ic, Ic, Ic, Ic, quake, e
Tolloc, Ejup, R—Weet, cheer.

Pipe Chow. Tolloc, Ejup, R—Weet, weet, weet Lug, Lug, E chow-Lug, Ic, Ic, quake e cheer.

Tolloc, Tolloc, cha-Ic, Ic, Ic, Ic quake Lug, Lug, or-cha cea. - Ic, Jc.

Ic Ic R-Ejup-Pipe chow.

weet.

weet.

Lug, Lug, E chow, Lug, Ic, Ic, quake-e. darkness, only opening their prison to give

them food and water. The common way Ic, lc, R-Ejup, Pipe.

is to put the cage in the box, and close the Ic, Ic, R-Ejup, Pipe, chow.

door, by a little at a time, daily, keeping it Ic Ic-R cher-Wye, wye, cher. in a warm place. This is a brutal practice, Ic, Ic R, cher-Weet, cheer.

which I have never subscribed to, nor Ic, Ic-quake-e-weet.

ever shall; yet it does improve the bird, Ic, chow-E chow-Ejup, weet. both in feather and song. By the time he Tyr, Tyr, Cher-Wye, wye, cher. has “ moulted off," the other bird will Bell, Bell, Tyr.

“ come in ” stout, and your young ones Ejup, Ejup, Pipe, Chow.

will take from him ; thus you will obtain Ejup, Ejup, Pipe.

good birds. Ejup, Ejup, Poy.

To render your birds tame, and free in Peu Poy-Peu Poy. This is when call- song, move them about; tie them in handing to each other.

kerchiefs, and put them on the table, or Cluck, Cluck, Cha.

any where that you safely can; only let Cluck, Cluck, Cha, Wisk-R, Wisk. their usual place of hanging be out of Ic, quake-e-weet-R Cher.

sight of each other. Their seeing one anIc, Quake-e-Pipe-Tolloc Ic-Tolloc Ic other makes them fretful. To prevent this, Tolloc Ic-R Cher.

have tin covers over their water-pots.
Fear, Fear, weet-Ejup, Pipe, Chow. The man who keeps birds should pay
Pipe, Pipe, Pipe, Pipe-Ejup, Ejup, attention to them : they cannot speak, but
Ejup:

their motions will often tell him that someEjup R—Lug, Ic, Ic, qnake-e-weet. thing is wrong; and it will then be his

Ic, Ic, R, Chow, Ic, Ic, R-Ic, Ic, business to discover what. He who conquake, tyr, fear.

fines birds and neglects them, deserves to Most of these my own birds do. Several be confined himself; they merit all we can strains have been known of the linnet, the do for them, and are grateful.

What a best of which I believe was Wilder's. fluttering of wings—what a stretching of

The method of raising is this. Get a necks and legs—what tappings with the good bird—as soon as nestlings can be had, bill against the wires of their cages have I purchase four, or even six; put them in a heard, when coming down to breakfast; large cage, and feed them with boiled or what a burst of song—as much as to say, scalded rape-seed, mixed with bread. This “ Here's master !" will do till about three weeks old ; then Should any one be induced, from this throw in dry seed, rape, flax, and canary, perusal, to become a fancier, let him be bruised; they will pick it up, and so be careful with whom, and how he deals, or he weaned from the moist food. You may will assuredly be taken in. In choosing a then cage them off in back-cages, and hang bird, let him see that it stands up on its them under the old ones.

perch boldly; let it be snake-headed, its If you do not want the trouble of feeding feathers smooth and sleek, its temper good; them, buy them at a shop about a month this you may know by the state of its tail : old, when they are able to crack the seed. a bad-tempered bird generally rubs his Some persons prefer branchers to nestlings; tail down to a mere bunch of rags. Hear these are birds caught about July. When the bird sing ; and be sure to keep the they are just able to fly among the trees, seller at a distance from him; a motion of they are in some cases better than the his master's hand, a turn of his head, may others; and invariably so, if they take your stop a bird when about to do something old bird's song, being stronger and steadier. bad. Let him “go throughwith his Nestlings lose half their time in playing song uninterrupted; you will then discover about the cage.

his faults. As two heads are said to be better than In this dissertation (if it may be so one, so are two birds, therefore he who called) I have merely given what has come wants to raise a strain, should get two under my own observation; others, who good ones, about the end of May-stop one are partial to linnets, are invited to convey, of them. This is done by putting your through the same medium, their knowcage in a box, just big enough to hold it, ledge, theoretical and practical, on the having a door in front to pull up. Some subject. have a glass in the door to enable them to

I am, sir, &c. see the birds; others keep them in total

S. R. J

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HENRICVS DVX NORFOLCIAE
HENRICVS MARCHIO DE LANSDOWN

DOMINVS IOANNES RUSSELL
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THOMAS WILSON

FOUNDATION OF THE

CIRCUMSTANTIVM PLAVSVS
LONDON UNIVERSITY.
On Monday, the 30th of April, 1827,
his royal highness the duke of Sussex laid

DIV MVLIVM QVE DESIDERATVM
the foundation-stone of the London Univer-
sity. The spot selected for the building is
situated at the end of Gower-street, and
comprehends a very extensive piece of
ground. The adjacent streets were crowded

ANNO LVCIS NOSTRAE with passengers and carriages moving towards the place. The day was one of the finest of this fine season. The visiters, who were admitted by cards, were conducted to an elevated platform, which was so much inclined, that the most distant spectator could readily see every particular of the ceremony. Immediately before this platform, and at about three yards distant from it, was another, upon which the foundationstone was placed. The persons admitted were upwards of two thousand, the greatest proportion composed of well-dressed ladies. Every house in the neighbourhood, which afforded the smallest opportunity of wit

IACOB VS MILL nessing the operations, was crowded from the windows to the roof; and even many windows in Gower-street, from which no view of the scene could be any way obtained, were filled with company; . At a

GVLIELMVS WILKINS, ARCHITECTVS. quarter past three o'clock, the duke of Sussex arrived upon the ground, and was

After this inscription had been read, the greeted by the acclamations of the people upper part of the stone was raised by the both inside and outside the paling. When help of pullies, and his royal highness he descended from his carriage, the band having received the coins, medals, and inof the third regiment of foot-guards, which scription, deposited them in the hollow had been upon the ground some time before, formed for their reception. The two parts playing occasional airs, struck up “ God of the stone were then fastened together, save the king.” The royal duke, attended and the whole was lifted from the ground. by the committee and stewards, went in

A bed of mortar was next laid upon the procession to the platform, upon which the ground by the workmen, and his royal foundation-stone was deposited. The stone

highness added more, which he took from had been cut exactly in two, and in the

a silver plate, and afterwards smoothed the lower half was a rectangular hollow, to

whole with a golden trowel, upon which receive the medals and coins, and an in

were inscribed the following words :scription engraved upon a copper-plate : «With this trowel was laid the first stone

of the London University, by his royal highness Augustus duke of Sussex, on the

30th of April, 1827. William Wilkins, QVOD FELIX FAVSTVM QVE SIT

architect; Messrs. Lee and Co. builders.” The stone was then gradually lowered amidst the cheers of the assembly, the band playing “ God save the king." His royal highness, after having proved the stone with a perpendicular, struck it three times

with a mallet, at the same time saying, OMNIVM BON ARVM ARTIVM PATRON VS May God bless this undertaking which ANTIQVISSIMI

we have so happily commenced, and make

it prosper for the honour, happiness, and PRIMVM LONDINENSIS ACADEMIAE LAPIDEM glory, not only of the metropolis, but of INTER CIVIVM ET FRATRVM

the whole country.”

DEO OPT. MAX.
SEMPITERNO ORBIS ARCHITECTO

FAVENTE

OCTAVVM REGNI ANNVM INEVNTE
GEORGIO QVARTO BRITANNIARVM

REGE
CELSISSIMVS PRINCEPS AVGVSTVS FREDE-

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An oration was then delivered by the The duke of Norfolk then proposed kev. Dr. Maltby, in which he offered up a the health of his royal highness the duke of prayer to the Almighty in behalf of the Sussex, who, he said, had added to the proposed University.

illustrious title which he inherited by birth, Dr. LUSHINGTON stated, that he had that of the friend of the arts, and the been chosen by the committee as the organ patron of every liberal institution in the of their opinions. He remarked that the metropolis. (Cheers.) London University must effect good. The The toast was drunk with three times clouds of ignorance had passed away, and three. the sun had broken forth and dispelled the His Royal HIGHNESS said, that he redarkness which had hitherto prevailed. No ceived what his noble friend had been man dared now to assert that the blessings pleased to say of him, more as an admoniof education should not be extended to tion than as a compliment, because it brought every, even the lowest, of his majesty's to his recollection the principles on which subjects. He then expatiated on the ad- his family was seated on the throne of this vantages which were likely to arise from country. He was rejoiced at every circumthe establishment of a London University, stance which occurred to refresh his meand especially on its admission of Dissen- mory on that subject, and never felt so ters, who were excluded from the two great happy as when he had an opportunity of Universities. He concluded by passing an proving by acts, rather than professions, eloquent compliment upon the public con how great was his attachment to the causi duct of the duke of Sussex, who, attached of liberty and the diffusion of knowledge. to no party, was a friend to liberality, and (Cheers.) He repeated what he had stated promoted by his encouragement any efforts in the morning, that the University of of the subjects of this realm, whatever London had been undertaken with no feeltheir political opinions, if their motives ings of jealousy or ill-will towards the two were proper and praiseworthy.

great English Universities already existing, The duke of Sussex acknowledged the but only to supply a deficiency, which was compliments paid to him, and stated, that notoriously felt, and had been created by the proudest day of his life was that upon changes in circumstances and time since which he had laid the first stone of the the foundation of those two great seminaries London University, surrounded as he was of learning. He concluded by once more reby gentlemen of as high rank, fortune, and peating, that he had never felt more proud in character, as any in the kingdom. He was his life than when he was laying the founquite convinced that the undertaking must dation-stone of the new University in the be productive of good. It would excite presence of some of the most honest and the old Universities to fresh exertions, and enlightened men of whom this country force them to reform abuses. His royal could boast. (Applause.) He then prohighness concluded, amidst the cheers of posed “Prosperity to the University of the assembly, by repeating that the present London,” which was drunk with three was the happiest day of his life.

times three, and loud applause. His royal highness and the committee Mr. BROUGHAM rose amidst the most then left the platform, and the spectators vehement expressions of approbation. He dispersed, highly gratified with the exhibi- rose, he said, in acquiescence to the comtion of the day.

mand imposed upon him by the council, In the evening, the friends and sub to return thanks to the royal chairman for scribers to the new University dined toge- the kind and cordial manner which he ther, in the Freemasons' Hall. On no had been pleased to express himself toprevious occasion of a similar nature was wards the new University, and also to the that room so crowded; upwards of 420 company present for the very gratifying persons sat down to table, with his royal manner in which they had received the highness the duke of Sussex in the chair. mention of the toast. The task had been

The cloth having been removed, " The imposed upon him, God knew, not from King was drank with three times three. any supposed peculiar fitness on his part

The next toast was “ The Duke of Cla to execute it, but from a well-grounded rence, the Lord High Admiral of England," recollection that he was amongst the earliest and the rest of the royal family. As soon and most zealous promoters of the good as the royal chairman, in proposing the work they were met to celebrate. Two above toast, stated the title of the new years had not elapsed since he had the hapoffice held by his royal brother, the room piness of attending a meeting, at which, rang with acclamations.

peradventure, a great proportion of those

whom he was now addressing were prg. lecturer would then apply another hour, sent, for the purpose of promoting the three times in the week, if not six, (thé foundation of the new University, held in subject was under consideration,) to the the middle of the city of London, the cradle further instruction of such of his pupils as of all our great establishments, and of the displayed particular zeal in the search of civil and religious liberties of this land; knowledge. By such means, it was hoped the place where those liberties had first that the pupils might not only be encoubeen nurtured ; near the spot where they raged to learn what was already known, had been watered by the most precious but to dash into untried paths, and become blood of the noblest citizens; and he much discoverers themselves. (Applause.) The deceived himself if the institution, the bonourable and learned gentleman then foundation of which they had met to cele proceeded, in a strain of peculiar elobrate, was not destined, with the blessing quence, to defend himself from a charge of Divine Providence, to have an exten- which had been made against him, of sive influence in rendering the liberties to being inimical to the two great English which he had before alluded, eternal in Universities, which he designated the two England, and to spread the light of know- lights and glories of literature and science. ledge over the world. (Cheers.) On the Was it to be supposed that because he had day which he had referred to, the circum- had the misfortune not to be educated in stances under which he spoke were very the sacred haunts of the muses on the Cam different from those which now surrounded or the Isis, that he would, like the animal, him. The advocates of the University had declare the fruit which was beyond his then to endure the sneers of some, the more reach to be sour? He hoped that those open taunts and jibes of others, accom two celebrated seats of learning would panied with the timidly expressed hopes of continue to flourish as heretofore, and he many friends, and the ardent good wishes would be the last person in the world to do and fond expectations of a large body of any thing which could tend to impair their enlightened men, balanced however by the glory. The honourable and learned genloudly expressed and deep execrations of tleman said, he would conclude by repeatthe enemies of human improvement, light, ing the lines from one of our sweetest and liberty, throughout the world. (Ap. minstrels, which he had before quoted plause.) Now, however, the early clouds in reference to the undertaking which and mists which had hung over the under- they had assembled to support. He then taking had disappeared, and the friends of quoted the passage prophetically-now it the new University had succeeded in rais was applicable as a description of past ing the standard of the establishment in events : triumph over its defeated enemies—they had succeeded in laying the foundation of As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, the University, amidst the plaudits of sur

Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm ; rounding thousands, accompanied by the Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, good wishes of their kind in every corner

Eternal sunshine settles on its head." of the globe. (Cheers.) The council had come to a fixed resolution that in the selec

The Royal CHAIRMAN then proposed tion of teachers for the University, no such

“ The Marquis of Lansdown, and the Uniphrase as “candidate” for votes should versity of Cambridge,” which was drank ever be used in their

presence. The

with great applause.

appointments would be given to those who The Marquis of LANSDOWN, on rising, were found most worthy; and if the merits,

was received with loud cheers. He felt however little known, should be found to himself highly honoured, he said, in having surpass those of others the most celebrated, his name coupled with the University in only in the same proportion as the dust which he had received his education. He which turned the balance, the former would felt the greatest veneration for that institucertainly be preferred. Instead of teaching tion, and he considered it by no means only four or five, or at the utmost six inconsistent with that feeling to express the months in the year, it was intended that most ardent wishes for the prosperity of the the lectures at the now University should new University. (Applause.) He was percontinue nine months in the year. After suaded that the extension of science in one each lecture, the lecturer would devote an quarter could not be prejudicial to its culhour to examining, in turn, each of the tivation in another. (Applause.) pup.is, to ascertain whether he had under “ The Royal Society was next drank, stood the subject of his discourse. The then “Prosperity to the City of London,”

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