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ance, generally speaking, is horrifying and hu- | quite exploded by us Copernicans) at the sea at the request of our good friend M. Sedlatzek, who plays miliating to those possessed of the same nature. of gaping, up-turned mouths which I saw the German flute better than he writes the English lan

guage, we insert the following interesting announce Infirmity, filth of apparel, and distorted coun- below. I, by way of fun, discharged a little tenances, often render these wretched crea- of my ballast into a few of them; and, DEAR SIR,_I am very sorry not having the tures the objects of disgust rather than of pity: being thus lightened, rose rapidly. In about Plesure to 'rond you at home, ai was com to in fact, some of them appear scarcely human ; five minutes i distinctly saw the Haymarket thank you for your kind report of my

Conzert; for, owing to over-work, and carrying weights directly under my feet ; and heard the voices and in the seime Time to tell you that my weif above thein strength when young, many are com- of the men remaining with the last loads is delivering

with a Girl, and the Prinzesses pletely doubled in two, and unable to stand disputing about the price. upright. height of about seventeen miles, as nearly Esterhazy will be the Good Mutters, shuld you

find convenient to mention in your next weks The theatre named l'Ambigu Comique, he as I could guess, (for we never carry instru.


SEDLATZEK - rival of La Gaieté, which was burnt down some ments now, we had a delightful view of time ago, is rebuilt, and ready to receive the Charles' Wain, and Pegasus and Aquileus,

ARTS AND SCIENCES. public. The edifice is far from being superb ; and also of Bootes, the latter being quite but three ranges of columns, rising one above different from any terrestrial object that I

THE COMET !! another, and forming three different por- had ever seen in our stable, or at any inn

"Yet, yet, ticoes, give a very fine effect, and attract the where I had travelled before. We soon after

With every coming night the terrible star

Expanded: men had now no thought but that: eye: the first range of columns is of the descended and passed through a cloudy Rack, All occupations were laid by; the earth Doric order, the second Ionic, and the third the worst I ever met with in my experience, Was left untill'd; the voyagers on the deeps

Forsook their ships, and got upon the land, blCorinthians thus, consisting of a mixture of and rendered the more disagreeable from my

To wait the dread event." b.different orders, it is criticised by connoisseurs having just caught a glimpse of Præsepe, or Comet Of 1832, 3, or 4.- To shew our

in architecture. I think half the theatres the Manger, in the midst of Cancer, so that friends who may have been infected with the is will soon be converted into chapels ; for the I was literally between Rack and Manger. terrors excited in the Parisians by the “ inflam- latter have increased and multiplied out of all Owing to the reflection of the direct rays of mable forebodings” of those astronomers who, . proportion. Since the year 1808 they have the sun from above and the oblique rays according to our correspondent at the French

added fifteen to their number ; so that now from the clouds beneath, the hail-stones looked capital (see No. 601), predict the destruction of - twenty-three are in existence, which overstock exactly like Poland oats ; and I was exceednjruins the royal theatres, as the receipts by no ingly disappointed at finding they were only friends the grounds of this, not absolutely vi

our world by a comet, in 1832, - to shew our a means rise in an equal ratioscarcely ever a pelting shower, preparing for the wide- sionary alarm, we have been induced to give a >_exceeding six millions.

mouthed friends I had left behind me on bus Curiosity tempted me for once to attend T Ecole earth. Having now been taking an airing for slight sketch of the history of that baleful star, bede Declamation of M. Cartigny: such an ex- about half an hour, 1 began to think it high in the year 1832, 3, or 4, it is expected to

which is now winging its way earthward, till, by hibition one might expect to witness at Cha- time to come to the ground; but as it is not arrive, and, according to some philosophers, to 9-trenton ; for the hurlements of the young tra- reckoned handsome in a pony to come down, breathe desolation on the human race,

gedians were rather the yells of madmen ; I was much annoyed at the idea of the ap; hurry this earth nearer to the sun, - or rush 2- and if M. Cartigny succeeds in extracting an proaching circumstance, and almost wished with it, through the realms of ether, to the utpunce of good sense or talent from those that I could remain a-loft for ever. A beau.

most confines of the solar system, or at once, s juvenile performers, the miracle ought to gain tiful clover-field, near Beckenham, however, by its shock, to reduce

this beautiful frame to bəhim at least a place amongst magicians. How. overcame my reluctance, and I halted there its original chaos. an ever, as, where there is a deficiency of genius, sound in wind and limb. As Caval-ho, in

This “ there is generally much self-possession, these 1782, was the originator of air-ballooning, it is served in the year 1305, about the season of

great and fearful star” was first ob. ni strapping-looking young actors, and heavy, rather odd that after forty-six years I should Easter : it returned again in the summer of 3. Vulgar actresses, were enchanted with them. be the first of the Caval-ry. family to follow 1456, when all Europe beheld it with fear and bselves, and stared the audience into applause. his example; and yet so little progress has

been made in aerostation, that I should cer- a successful war, in which they destroyed the

amazement; the Turks were then engaged in

tainly prefer the old mode of inflation by chop- Greek empire; Christians in general supposing Online To the Editor, fc.

ped straw to the ridiculous method now em. their destruction portended by its appearance. SIR-It was to be expe ed, from your name ployed; for it seems to me that carbonated Its next visit to these lower heavens was in the of Litter-Airy Gaze-at, that you would take oxygen is only fit to raise a bullock to the skies. years 1531 and 1607, in this latter year conbome notice of my ass-ent last week, and I lought to mention, as a curious occurrence, that, tinuing visible from the 26th of September to am much obliged to you for the interest you at our utmost elevation, in the midst of the the 6th of November following : its course was express on my behalf. It is, indeed, a cruel hurricane, we met with a flight of birds on through Ursa Major, Boötes, Serpentis, and thing that I should be obliged to leave the the wing. Green, who is excessively ignorant Ophiuchus ; the diameter of the head two Litter for the Airy station ; but what can a of natural history, said they were Swallows; minutes, and that of the nucleus eleven or poor Pony do, far from home, and without a but I knew they were Martins, for the wind twelve seconds, of an unequal roundness, exfriend ? I struggled as much and as long as I blew a perfect Martin-gale. I do not like to hibiting phases like the moon or inferior could; I rejected both the beans and the contradict his opinions, but among philoso- planets; its light pale and watery; the tail Greens that were to go up with me; but when phical inquirers I trust that my neigh will go like a faming lance or sword,” seven degrees my fetlocks were locked in, I found all farther as far as his yea, upon a disputed point, where in length, of considerable breadth, projected, resistance vain, and was forced at the same any thing like intelligence is requisite. You with some deviation, towards that part of the moment not only to be mounted, but also to may depend upon it that he will put his

foot heavens opposite to the sun. This is a brief mount ! In this unpleasant situation, having in the matter, and therefore it be-hoves me to outline of the observations of that period been originally, when in Shetland, of shy- be more correct. Some water which we ob-|(1607), annexed to which is a specification of entific habits, my love of shy-hence recurred; served below us, for instance, he, off hand, the direful effects that followed the appeardu and I hope you will not consider it an un- declared to be the Thames, though I clearly

ance of this splendid enigma."

“ The Duke grateful return for your kindness that I saw it was the main of the New River Water- of Lorrain died.

A great war between the transmit you a short account of my observa- Works,—but thereby hangs a tale ; so no more Swedes and Danes !" 11. tions, which you will find to be quite as at present from your great-fool servant, valuable, and as productive of useful results,


In the year 1682 the wanderer again visited

this hemisphere, and was observed by Dr. an as any that have been made during the last P.S. I think my transit across the sun Halley, who predicted its return in 1757 or ten years of ballooning. In the first place, ought to entitle me to more glory than was

1758, the precise time being uncertain, from it is a fib to say that I trembled (see Green's acquired by the famous Eclipse his tail, in the attractive

influence of Saturn and Jupiter, story in the newspapers) at the moment when spite of his speed, never whisked by a comet's!! the last rope was cut; it was Master Green's

months, and would have continued to be so, had he been own shaking that made him fancy I was • We hope the genuineness of this able letter will not left in the stable, by the two horses that stood next him alarmed. The fact is, that I never was more be doubted: horses are certainly very superior animals.--. on the right and left. These two drew every day from

M. de Boussanelle, captain of cavalry in the regiment of the rack a quantity of hay, which they masticated, and i cool in my life than I was throughout the Beauvilliers, relates, in his Military Observations, an then gave it to their old companion ; and also prepared

whole of this senseless piece of business ; anecdote of an old charger that had served in several some oats for him in the same manner, by which means and that at first setting off I indulged in a campaigns, and had its teeth so entirely worn out that he continued to retain all his former strength and spirit

. the poor veteran was no longer able to chew his hay or The fact, adds the officer, was witnessed by the entire horse laugh (the system of Tie-o Bray being loats. In this helpless condition he was fed for two I company, both officers and soldiers.

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the former lengthening the period of the comet which, deserting its bed, would rush towards | round our earth, as a moon, and would possibly. one hundred days, and the latter, from his su- the new equator.

be hailed as a valuable auxiliary, instead of perior quantity of matter, not less than five hun. It is scarcely possible for us, at this period, being dreaded as the messenger of destruction dred and ten days : it re-appeared accordingly to conceive of the terror and dismay which per- to this terrestrial orb and its teeming inhabitabout the end of December 1758, deviating vaded all ranks throughout the world during ants, which may be more speedily brought about only nineteen days from the calculated time. the transit of the comet of 1680 ; some idea than by a concussion with these celestial agents. On this occasion it did not exhibit any re- might be formed of its tremendous appearance, A single principle of motion annihilated, evapomarkable appearance, by reason of the unfa- if we could fancy the nucleus, or more brilliant ration suspended, or a component part of the atvourable situation of the earth in its orbit.-the part of it, in the zenith of any place, and the mosphere abstracted, and “ final ruin would comet being nearly in conjunction with the sun. tail extending thence to the horizon: this was drive her ploughshare o'er creation,”-universal From a comparison of these dates, it is evident somewhat of its appearance, as observed at conflagration would instantly ensue, from the that the period of this comet is about 75 or 76 Paris, but more especially so at Constantinople, separation of the oxygen from the nitrogen of years, there being the following variations :- while coruscations were continually rushing the atmosphere—the former exerting its native From 1531 to 1607 76 years 62 days.

through the whole length of its projecting lu- energies without control wherever it extends, 1607 to 1682 .....

minosity, so as to give the awful phenomenon-1-solid rocks, ponderous marble, metals, and allowing for the attraction of the larger planets, not the appearance of a tranquil body passing even water itself, would burst into an intensity its period may be stated as 76 years, 192 days, on in its harmless course—but a wrathful of flame, and change the aspect of all sublunary in which time it describes an orbit, the re- messenger, charged with vengeance and de- objects. But all these vast bodies of the uni. motest point of which is 3420 millions of miles struction. On Nov. 12th, 1 hr. 6 min. it verse are doubtless“ kept in their prescribed from the sun, and its nearest not more than was only the semi-diameter of the sun from limits, as with so many reins and bridles ;” and 47 millions. This comet may not return so the northern part of the earth's orbit, and ap- when this earth has completed its destined early as 1832, but there is scarcely any doubt proached within a sixty-sixth part of the earth's circles, and fulfilled the purposes for which it of its re-appearance during the year 1833 distance from the sun. It is at this time urging was called out of nothing, it will need but the 1834. As to its being the agent in the destruc- on its rapid course, and will not attain its command of the glorious Creator, who at first tion of our globe, it is certain that this is not greatest distance from the sun till the year spoke this beautiful frame into being, bliss, and the opinion of astronomers generally.

1967, and again visit the fountain of light in light, to return it to its primeval gloom, or The following are its principal elements : the year 2255.

bid it shine forth with new resplendent beauty It must be confessed, that the chances and lustre.

J. T. B. Passed its perihelion, 1758, June 11th 3 17 39 against the meeting of a comet with this earth Deptford. Distance of perihelion, that of the earth being

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are so numerous, that we may consider our (When mentioning this comet, in No. 597, we made a earth as tolerably safe from such an occurrence ;

blunder in alluding to the well-known distance of the

moon from our sphere.] Longitude of ascending node .......

the probability is some millions to one against
Place of perihelion
such a contact : even the tail of a comet cannot

Inclination of its orbit to the ecliptic
Course in its orbit

Hall's Atlas. Part IX. Longman and Co. come near our atmosphere, unless the comet

be at its inferior conjunction very nearly at ANOTHER Part of this well-executed design Many causes may operate to affect these ele- the time it is in a node. The nature of the only calls for another tribute of commendation. ments, as well as alter the period assigned, or improbability of such an event may be more Central Germany, Brazil and Paraguay, and even to prevent the return of the comet alto- easily understood from an instance in the Persia, which compose this Part, are sevegether. In its vast excursions into space, 1620 planet Venus, which moves in a plane not rally examples of careful science and excellent millions of miles beyond the orbit of Uranus, much inclined to that of the earth's orbit (3 deg. art. At the middle fasciculus of the whole it may encounter the attractions of other 23 min. 25 sec.), and yet the earth and Venus undertaking (for there are to be Seventeen bodies, so as to carry it off from our system, or, are in the same plane with the sun at the time Parts) we may with propriety congratulate all coming in contact with another comet, its mat- of inferior conjunction only thirty-five times in concerned in it, and the public, on having ter may be entirely dissipated, and its atoms 2100 years, though this planet passes between passed the key-stone of the arch with such scattered through space, till, falling within the the earth and sun, during this long period, up

éclat. attractive influence of other bodies, may con- wards of 3360 times. stitute aeroliths or meteors. This supposition The safety of the planetary bodies from thecon

FINE ARTS. is grounded on the non-appearance of the comet cussion of these wandering stars, is principally

NEW PUBLICATIONS. of 1770, which ought, by calculation, to have owing to the nature of their respective orbits. Monkeyana, or, Men in Miniature. Designed returned ten times; but which, since that The orbits of the planets are nearly circular; and etched by Thomas Landseer. Part V. date, has never been seen. But we can assure those of comets are very elliptical : planets move Moon, Boys, and Graves. those whose terrors have been excited by an- nearly in the same plane ; comets descend into Of the four prints of which the present Num. ticipating such an awful visitant, upon so dire the solar system, making every possible angle ber of this entertaining work consists, the last an errand, even though the event be contem- with the ecliptic': planets move all the same two are pre-eminently happy. It is impossible plated through the somewhat long perspective way; comets move in every direction,-bosh to look at the bon-vivant, surrounded by the of five or six years, that there is more apparent contrary to, and in the order of, the signs. luxuries of a dessert, and grinning in vocause of alarm from another comet, whose pe- Now, if these bodies moved in the same plane luptuous ecstasy at the brilliant bumper of riod is much shorter, and whose path is nearer with the planets, the probability would be in- Latitte to which he has just helped himself, the orbit of the earth, than the one to which creased in an astonishing proportion. But without exclaiming, in the words of the plate, we have been principally referring ;-we mean there is another circumstance which is calcu- * Ha! ha! very good !"_" Fashion, as it is," the comet of 1819; its period is only three lated to diminish apprehension ;-there is every is also admirable. It is scarcely a caricature. years and 107 days, and it never ranges beyond reason for supposing comets to have very little who has not frequently had the misfortune to the orbit of Jupiter; it approaches nearer density, and to be mere collections of vapours behold such an animal in human shape, dancing Mercury than any other of the planets, and condensed about the centres of each ; so that a minuet along the pavé of St. James's Street, crosses the earth's orbit more than sixty times their power to produce any deviation in the or Pall Mall, with a countenance of mingled in the course of a century; and certainiy it is planetary bodies must be very inconsiderable. superciliousness and inanity, affectedly adjustwithin the limits of chance, that some collision One that passed very near to Jupiter had no ing its cravat with one paw-we beg pardon, may occur between this comet and the earth. sensible effect on that planet or his satellites, we mean hand—and twirling its quizzing-glass The consequence of such event would, accord- which would have been the case had the comet with the other ; while a poor little urchin of a ing to some, more than realise the terrors contained matter in proportion to its bulk. crossing-sweeper has been running by its side, which superstition has conceived of it: the The solid part of the nucleus of some comets in vain endeavouring, by every species of earth's period of revolution, in all probability, has been proved to be not much larger than humble entreaty, to extract sixpence from its would be changed, either by carrying it nearer many mountains on our earth's surface, such ostentation? The Monkey-Cupid (the face of to, or farther from, the sun ; a different in- as Dhawala-giri, the highest mountain of the which, by the by, very much resembles that of clination of the axis might be given, and there Himmalayan chain, to the north of Hindostan. some of Sir Joshua's children) is not quite so would be a consequent change of the seasons ; Should a comet approach so near the earth much to our taste; and we confess that we are the diurnal motion might be either accelerated as to be more attracted by it than by the sun, dull enough not to feel either the humour of or retarded, by which the length of the days the course of its revolution would be altered the second plate, or the applicability to it of would be affected ; the vast continents of the and, instead of revolving about the sun as the title, “ the Spoiled Child, or, not satisfied globe would again be covered with the ocean, lan independent body, it would describe an orbit ) with 2s.6d.” It is, perbaps, a satire on Don


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Miguel; but offences such as his are too se- at the Government House, Sierra Leone, in gratifying opportunities of amusement ; and as rious for ridicule. June last, after a very short illness.

the duration of the sail is limited to about two

All past experience of the fatal effects of hours, it cannot be irksome, even if it chance to Pioluresque Views on the River Clyde. En. climate in this colony should certainly have be unproductive of pleasure. There is a slight

graved by J. Swan, from Drawings by J. taught us to receive without surprise the degree of rivalry between the sailors of these two Fleming ; with Historical and Descriptive intelligence of such an event; but having, on boats, yet apparently not more than to create Illustrations by J. M. Leighton. Part III. the other hand, the knowledge of the singular a good-humoured excitement and pride, which Moon, Boys, and Graves.

success with which Colonel Denham had en- insensibly elevates the spirits of their respective COREHOUSE, the seat of the Hon. Lord Core-countered all the rigours of a life in Africa, passengers. 66 The British Fair” and “ the house; Lee House, the seat of Sir Charles when on his travels to and from the city of Atalanta” belong to the same owner, and M'Donald Lockhart, Bart. ; and Craignethan Bornou, in the interior, during a period of more there is, perhaps, a stronger feeling of patron. Castle, in which the unhappy Mary, Queen of than three years; considering the experience age to their several steersmen than towards Scots, found a brief asylum after her Aight and confidence in himself which he had thereby the vessels themselves. Whoever has sailed from Lochleven, are the subjects of the third attained ; and, above all, that, during a re- with the well-known and respectable Roper, Part of this pleasing publication. They are all sidence of eighteen months at Sierra Leone, of the British Fair, must have been struck executed with great ability and taste. in the exercise of very arduous duties, he had by the alacrity, skill, and attention, he directs

felt scarcely any ill effects ; - we had in- to every part of his freight; they must have The Village Coquette. Designed and drawn on dulged a sanguine hope that he would have admired the honest frankness of his manners,

stone by C. Childs. Engelmann and Co. been spared to fulfil the wishes of the govern- his hearty laugh and capability of entering Tue first glance at this fascinating little figure, ment and the country for the improvement of into the passing wit of the moment; and if which is tastefully designed, and exquisitely this ill-fated place :- an object which he had they are females, they will have experienced lithographed, reminded us of the burden of a deeply at heart, and which, for the reasons we his kind solicitude for their accommodation, song that poor Dignum used to sing, some have stated, there was room to believe he was and a feeling of protection promised them in twenty years ago, at Vauxhall : destined to accomplish.

the perfect propriety of his manner. " Such charms all hearts must sure enthrall; His appointment to the government had Being an invalid, I was ordered to the sea. "Tis lovely woman governs all !

given great satisfaction to all ranks of persons, side, and fortunately fixed upon the improving

and the highest hopes were entertained that a neighbourhood of Hastings for my abode. My Daniel O'Connell, Esq., M.P. for the County new era was about to commence in the colony ; greatest pleasure was that of sailing in the

of Clare. Engelmann and Co. IF Mr. O'Connell were as ready to take the for, although so very short a period had British Fair, inhaling the pure sea-breezes, oaths required of him by the House of Com. elapsed since his entering upon his duties as and gleaning amusement with information

governor, he had, among other sound and from my ally Roper, who devotes himself to mons, as we are ready to take ours that this judicious regulations, taken measures for in. steering the boat, and sometimes the course of profile portrait is a most inveterate likeness of viting the native chiefs of the surrounding conversation. In these excursions there was him, his seat would be secure.

kingdoms to come down to the seat of govern- frequently a mixture of Cockneys, country

ment to trade-to promote the interchange of folks, and a few of the better-informed, glorying Views of Netley Abbey, By William Westall, good offices between them and the people-- in a smattering of nautical phrases they had

A.R.A. Engelmann and Co. and for the establishment of savings-banks picked up, and looking with contempt on the ELEVEN beautiful views of this elegant and amongst the inhabitants of Free Town. “ ignorant creatures” around them, who unvenerable ruin, drawn on stone with Mr. We shall be anxious to return to this in- consciously betrayed themselves by talking of William Westall's usual skill and feeling. teresting yet most painful subject, and trust strings, poles, and sticks, by which they meant The foliage of the surrounding woods is we shall be enabled to lay before our readers to designate the marine tackle. sweetly executed, and the aerial perspective the fullest and most authentic particulars re- One fine morning a cargo of this kind were perfectly preserved.

specting this much and justly lamented officer. skimming along the coast with a light breeze,

Colonel Denham was a native of London, asking, as usual, divers questions of the goodORIGINAL POETRY.

and only in his forty-third year; and if to pro- tempered Roper, who seems never tired of

mote the cultivation of the human understand telling which are fishing-boats and which 'Ερασμίη πίλια

ing—to extend the benefits of civilisation—to “West Indimen;" a distinction to which many Πόθεν, πόθεν πίτασαι.

rescue our fellow-creatures from the depths of of his hearers appeared inaccessible, even when The hour is past, the pleasure o'er,

human suffering, and restore the slave to free-pointed out. "Pray what are those objects

dom, be more glorious than the mere strife of I see yonder ?” inquired one sickly-looking And dumb the harp and glee ;

conquest, and the acquisition or overthrow of gentleman of another, who, indolently turning Fair feet no longer trip the floor,

human power,—then will his death shed a his eyes, replied, " Vessels, of some kind or To moving melody.

brighter lustre on his name than if he had other.” But the first speaker, having more Those fairy forms, those shapes of love, fallen on the plains of Waterloo !

curiosity at least, if not gifted with much peneThat draw the poet's sigh

tration, attacked our steersman, with “ Mr. Soft sprites that leave their bowers above

SKETCHES OF SOCIETY. Roper, what vessels are those, of which I see To charm a human eye;

five along the coast, at short intervals ?" All, all are gone! the lights are fled BETWEEN Portsmouth and Dover is situated

“ Vessels, sir !” said Roper ; "why dey be From yon deserted room,

what was once a small fishing-town, but which the 'Tello Towers, Martello Towers dey calls Dark as a chamber of the dead,

is now, by the beauty of its situation, the salu-l 'em, built all along de cooast, time agoo, when And voiceless as the tomb !

brity of its air, and the increasing sea-bathing dere was a talk of 'vasion—when Bonnypart propensity of the English, becoming rapidly called Martello Towers ?” pursued the gentle

was a' commin over." And now I am alone again,

" Why were they With feelings undefined,

a place of better accommodation, and of con-
siderable resort.

" Oo, sir, I doant know rightly, sir: A pilgrim in a world of pain

The coast is advantageous if dey'd a asked me, I'd a christened 'em Money An unpartaken mind.

both for the purposes of fishing and of sailing

parties of pleasure. The civility of its inhabit. Towers, for dey a' cost our go’ment a mint , O Pleasure ! brief as bright thou art,

“ I suppose they are built below low. ants is not yet destroyed by too great an in- money.” A momentary ray

Aux of wealthy visitors, nor has it yet to boast water mark,” observed another of the voy. A dream rolled o'er a vacant heart,

“ Noo, sir ; what should dey do de-er ? assembly-rooms or raffles ; but there are don agers. To please and die away!

keys, horses, and carriages, for hire ; and a va- dey was’nt meant to frighten the fish! though R. MONTGOMERY.

riety of boats, two of which make a practice of mayhap dey mought as well a' bin de-er for going out several times a day, with public any good dey've a don : de French was never

afeard on 'em." “ Were they armed in times BIOGRAPHY.

parties of from ten to thirty.
To those who are fond of studying character, lated Roper, rather at a loss for the Cockney's

of war?" inquired a voice.


these little trips, in mixed company, afford some GOVERNOR OF SIERRA LEONE.

meaning. “ Were they armed ? had they A MORE painful duty has seldom fallen to our His letters of the 27th and 29th of May are replete guns, those towers ?” “Oo, de towers ! yes, lot as journalists than that which we have now with good spirits, and full of high promise respecting his sir-yes, dey carr'd a gon; but nothin' to do to perform in announcing the death of the plans for the prosperity of the colony, and the advance above distinguished officer, which took place in view.Ed. L. 0. ment of the benevolent as well as beneficial objects he had no hurt like." “ There is very little smuggling

now in Hastings, I believe,” said one. “Noo,





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says I. "

sir_noo; it aint worth while, ye see; for ye bin seen time agoo on de cooast of France, inscribed the words Napoleon Empereur, and be obliged to money de men of wars men' to which being agin de indentures, information Empereur Napoleon ; and certainly it is (not land de goods.” “Oh, then, you do not dis-was laid, and dese here chaps of blockaders to pun) a very extraordinary sight. This child approve of the practice, Mr. Roper, eh ?” dey watches de opportunity when dere was a is a pretty and lively girl, of about three years “Why, sir, as to 'proving, a man must 'prove goodish bit o' nets and tackle aboord, and of age, with a rather capacious forehead, and of what he gets his livin by: I sarved my seizes her_its a dirty trick, but den what light, or we should say not very dark, blue time to de free tryde (what is called smuggling); can you expect from de likes o' dem ? Dere's eyes. Radiating about the pupil of each in I'a given it up now; but many's the tob I'a Lefftenant Green-I wonders nobody doant the iris, removed a small distance from the landed onder dese very towers ; but dese here make a hole through im—but dere's no smug- pupil, and almost touching the outward circle, blockade men dey've knocked up de trade glers now, as used to be ; poor chicken-hearted appear the characters alluded to. They are, entirely; for when a man's bin to sea, may- cretures, 'forming one agin t'other. I should as near as possible, of the size of the letters in hap for an hour or so, how as soon's he coms be ashee-amed to be called a smuggler now-a- the top lines of our Advertisements perhaps ashore, dey booard and overhaul him; so, 'tis no days. Ah! I may say it myself, it was’nt soo somewhat larger - and run entirely round the

Not as I'm again a man doing his duty, in my time. I know dis cooast, every inch on eye. In the left eye the word Napoleon is mind ye ; but, Lord bless you ! go'ment do'nt it, an' many a scuffle I've had, an'a deal I've uppermost ; in the right, the word Empereur. know one half what dese men do; go'ment seen; but I never hurt none on 'em. I've The colour of the letters is almost white, but never intended dey should carry things so fur ; a gone straight up to dese blockaders and shot through, like what is called shot silk, by the but, you see, dese petty officers dat's where it taken de arms out of dere hands – take 'em blue of the crystalline humour. This, and the is. A man can't move or stir in de place now by surprise, you see no 'casion to touch 'em. motion of the eye, renders the whole inscription but dese chaps are sarchin' and calling of him Oh! I've seen a power of ops an downs, I can a little indistinct; but such parts as NAP and to account for dis, dat, and tother. Why, I tell 'ee. I was taken prisoner by de French other separate letters are tolerably obvious, had a bit o' lead put in my thigh for only and laid up snog and dry in Donkirk-but I without the slightest aid from the imagination smoking a pipe up yander on theast hill.” got away-I got out-I stooal a booat_I was of the beholder. That the imagination of the “What! shot ?" exclaimed a Cockney, in ac- on my prowl, you see_dat's what dey call mother has produced this remarkable appear. cents of horror, “ for smoking a pipe ?" "Yes, word of honor--not to ron away.” “ So, then, ance, seems to be satisfactorily accounted for, sir ; I'll tellee how it war. There was me, you stole off ?” “ Oo, to be sure, sir—what by her mind having been deeply moved on and two or three more, one Sonday a'ternoon were de use o stayin dere? I was knockin some occasion during her pregnancy by a piece upon th' hill was a got a smoking of our pipes about though in an open booat two days and tree of twenty sous, on which the inscription is and ’njoying ourselves ; and a yong woman nights afoore I dared land here, and not a bit seen. It was visible at the birth of the infant, with us was a singing of a song, when op or sop to eat or drink-for you see I'd forfetted and has become stronger as it grew up. We coms one of these lefftenants of the blockade, my indentures, mind ye. Well! at last, when are of opinion that no art could have produced and, says he, "Hollo !' says he, what's I did come a-shoore, dere had bin a French this curious phenomenon; and, as a freak of goin' an here? what's this light for ?' privateer de night afoore - about - ay jost Dame Nature, it is assuredly well worth the

Why,' says I, “ we've a got 'joying our about where we may be now, had took one of attention of the public; though it undoubtedly selves a smoking a pipe and drinking a our sloops. Come, thinks I, its noo use to be requires an exercise of the fancy to read the glass of grog, says I ; ' will you take a feeant hearted, - 500 I goos up to de letftenant legend, even after being told what it is. drop with us ?' • What's that light a burn- (he was stood upon de beach); and says he, ing for ?' says he. “To light our pipes at,' Ah, Roper,' says he,' what be you a got a

CURIOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. Roper,' says he, I knows you'; wye ? • Yes, sir," says I, “ I've; and I wants a A NOVELTY of this kind is handed privately put out that light.' Says I, 'I wunt. job,' says I, ' as would bring me into luck agin; about at present, and will, we think, soon i You wunt ?' says he. No,' says I, • 1 an’ if you're agreeable, sir,' says I, “ I thinks obtain much notoriety. It is a very small wunt ;' just soo. • Come, Roper,'' he says, dere's one jost cut out for me.' • What's dat, engine (not larger than this paragraph), and

you knows what you're about ; put that Roper ?' says he. “Why, sir,' says I, if so be consists of a brass frame, with eight perpenlight out when I bids ee.' Says I, I tellee as I had my indentures promised me, and arms dicular bars of silver. It is pressed against again, I wunt. So with that, we had a bit of allowed to follow dat privateer, I'd be bound to the lips, and breathed through by the pera scuffle, ye see; and I being the stronger of bring dat sloop into Hastings agin afoore dis time former ; and the consequent vibrations yiela the two got him down ; soo he fired his pop- to-morrow. You'd ?' says he. 'Iud, sir," says sounds resembling those of the Æoltan tarp, gon at me, and hands me off in-land. Well

, I. Wid dat he orders me arms. I jost shewed which are wonderfully powerful, considering the I stood my trial. I was thirteen weeks in myself upon de beach, and held op my hand minuteness of the instrument. It goes to the Horsham jail.”. “ And how did it end ?” in. I'd five-and-twenty stout fellows at my beck at extent of an octave, and its modifications of quired the Cockney. “ 'T'was gived again de first call, to go wid me, and sure enoff we piano and forte are altogether surprising. me, sir ; but the judge (Best) knowed well had de sloop safe in de rooads widin de time, enough which way justice ly, for he sent me and I got my indentures made out, ready to

MUSIC. five-and-thirty pound towards my expenses.” start for a fresh cruise, all smooth. My wife “D-n him !" exclaimed the Cockney, “ for used to try to keep me off o' de smuggling ; Songs for Spring Mornings. The Poetry by belying his conscience.” “ Oo, sir, I were a but, says I, 'my dear, we be ant to be a starved' T. H. Bayly, Esq. ; Symphonies and Accompoor man, ye see ; if I'd a bin a lord, why - for she wur but sixteen, and I wur nine- paniments by H. R. Bishop. Goulding and it'ad a bin another thing. Not as I'm again' teen, when we married, and sot down in a D'Almaine. a man doing what he's paid for; seam time, corner wid half a crown between us. Ah, she The title is not a very happy one,--not so go'ment don't know one half how these petty were a nice little woman-a tidy little hous- good as Songs for Winter Nights,- for it is officers exceed orders ; but, thank God, they hold cat as ever wore a pair of shoes ! Notable not usual to sing much to musical accompani. did'nt hurt me much. I was laid up seventeen and saving ; and sometimes I made a hit o' ments on Spring Mornings; but Mr. Bayly weeks with my leg; but I never feels nothen on money, another times I lost it agin ; but we has, nevertheless, managed to write some very it now—only again rine a bit of a twinge or so." always agreed, mind you, 'till she died, poor pretty lyrics, which are well adapted by Mr.

No words could describe the expression of soul i and I put up a stooan at her head. But Bishop, principally to old and beautiful airs. Roper's countenance, when, on one occasion, a man can't live wid de dead, so I married Of these, we prefer the Portuguese selections having several friends on board, and seeking to again; an I've nothing to complain on now- (Nos. 4. and 7.), and would recommend it to show him off, I asked, “ Roper ! did you ever thank God, we make ourselves as happy as we our caterers in this popular branch of music to see a live smuggler ?” He looked at me for a can. We've no children of our own, but one look farther into the captivating native memoment in silence, then rubbed his broad as is the same thing, a little girl I took hooam lodies of Spain and Portugal. There is much hand across his face, and, with a smile worthy from a buryin about twenty year agoo ; poor to be obtained from these sources to enrich the remembrance, answered, “ Noo, sir, noo; not thing wur left widout friend in de world, soo variety of our drawing-room delights. The I. I've heard great talk of them things down I took her and brought her op, and a good girl Storm Rondo, set as a song, is a novel thought, in Hastings, but I doant understand 'em my- she've turned out I say it myself—and as fond and comes out strikingly: and the remaining self." “Was there not a fishing-boat seized o'me she is as ef I'd bin her own father.” five pieces, French, German (two), Burmese, last night, Roper ?” “ Yes, sir; yes, dere

and one original, are all pleasing. Of the wur, dere wur; moore sheam to dem as took


poetry we offer the following examples :hur.” “ Was any thing found a-board of

" Oh! 'tis sad to see the splendour her?” “Noo, sir, nor nothen expected ; you We have just seen, at the Royal Bazar, the

Of the Summer pass away,

When the night is always stealing see de way it wur wur as disde booat had I little Josephine, from Paris, on whose eyes are

Precious moments from the day:





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But in Spring each lengthened evening Melerville. And the hue and cry of-stopaccount, by being struck with a flash of light

Tempis us farther off from home;
And if summer has more beauty,

thief ! is of course set up by the unmerciful ning in passing over Waterloo Bridge.
All that beauty is to come.

sticklers for original writing. Now the original Keep within Compass !—The pseudo Princess It is thus in manhood's summer,

authors bave evidently founded their vaude-Olive of Cumberland says, that she has in. That the heart too often grieves Over friends lost prematurely,

villes on our old English farce of the Liar, by vented a mariner's compass which cannot vacil. Like the fall of blighted leaves;

Samuel Foote; whose original farce was almost late. By means of this improved article, she But life's spring-time is far sweeter,

entirely borrowed from Sir Richard Steele's thinks she shall be able, not only to make out When each green bud that appears, May expand into a blossom

Lying Lover, a comedy, which the said Sir the north-west passage, but to discover the To enliven future years.

Richard, in his “ Apology for himself and his longitude !

writings," and in his preface to the comedy Napoleon, Francis I., and Wellington. It "Spring flowers are no longer What spring flowers used to be;

itself, unblushingly talks of having “ written' has ever been the fashion to perpetuate in Their fragrance and their beauty

-originally, of course

and drops not a word bronze the memory of victory; and if we were Cannot give delight to me:

of its being stolen from “ Le Menteur" of to estimate the relative importance of those The cowslip and the primrose And the violet are here

P. Corneille ; whose equally original comedy gained by Napoleon, Francis I., and WellingAh! why am I dejected

is little more than a translation from the Spa- ton, by the manner in which each is commeIn the spring time of the year?

nish of Lope de Vega! It is really highly morated, the comparison would give birth to All seasons are delightful

amusing to hear the critics of the present day curious conjectures. Napoleon, of the cannon In life's gay unclouded spring, We sport among the flowers

setting up those terrible rogues, the old writers, taken in the campaign of 1806, terminated by Like wild birds upon the wing:

as literary scare-crows to their unfortunate de- the battle of Austerlitz, formed the grand But when life's bloom is over,

scendants; and a better farce than ever was Column of the Place Vendôme. Francis I., of And no friendly smile is near, Oh! dreary as December

written, to compare their lamentations with the cannon taken in the campaigns of 1813. Is the spring time of the year !"

those of the critics of the last century, which, 14, made medals for the troops. And the can. These are the sweetest verses we can find : omitting the date, might be printed in the next non taken in the battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, for, altogether, these Spring Mornings are not Morning Post, without discovery. Mr. Baker Orthes, and Toulouse, vere all melted (we are equal in style and sentiment to the best of the (not the actor at the English Opera House), told by the inscription) into the Achilles of the author's songs.

speaking of Garrick’s farce of The Lying Valet, London ladies, which stands in Hyde Parke.

says, “ Some of the nibblers in criticism have The March of Intellect. Every day pro. No. 1. The Goatherd's Boy ; No. 2. The Swiss charged this piece as being borrowed from duces new proofs of the march of intellect;

Drover Boy (and a No. 3. we have not seen): some French comedy: but as I have never yet but we have seen no more remarkable inSwiss Souvenir Airs. Sung by Madame heard the title of the supposed original men- stance of its giant steps, than is afforded by Stockhausen. The Words by W. Ball; tioned, I cannot avoid, as far as to the extent the recent elegant and forcible address deliAccompaniments, for Harp or Piano-Forte, of my own knowledge, acquitting the author vered to our Lord High Admiral, on his visit

by F. Stockhausen. Mori and Lavenu. from this accusation, - charge, however, to Brixton. Only contrast this fine compoTHE Geis-Reihen and the Schwyzer-Bue are which, wherever laid, I am ever apt to suspect sition with the address which the mayor of two of those charming melodies with which as rather the effect of envy than of a love of that place concocted after several meetings of Madame Stockhausen has enchanted the town justice or the public; as it has ever been the the corporation, and pronounced to Admiral during the last season. To equal her in the practice of the very best writers, in all ages Hawke, then in the zenith of his glory, upon sweetness, spirit, and characteristic style of and nations, to make use of valuable hints in the occasion of a similar visit. It is recorded their execution, is not, indeed, to be expected ; the works of their neighbours, for the use and in the annals of Brixham as follows; and is but we can truly say, that, even with inferior advantage of those of their countrymen to reported to have been most expressively provoices, and powers less skilfully directed, they whom those works may not be so familiar as nounced by his worship: are still delightful ornaments of the social to themselves. No man in his senses would, " Welcome, great Hawke, thou monster of the sea ! circle, and extremely gratifying to the lovers I think, quarrel with a fine nosegay, because

Welcome, thrice welcome to Brixham key, of music.

To eat buckhorn, and drink bohea tea."
some of the most beautiful flowers in it hap-
pened to have been gathered in a neighbouring

Wilson. Towards the close of Wilson's life,

country: nor is the world much less obliged to annoyed and oppressed by the neglect which he KING'S THEATRE.

the person who favours it with a good trans- experienced, it is well known that he unfor.

| lation of a good author, than to that author tunately had recourse to those means of temperformances of the season, to a fall house. What a relief is this little bit of plain sense to The natural consequence was,

that the works Ox Saturday, Pasta, in Medea, concluded the himself, or one of equal excellence at home.“ porary oblivion of the world, to which dis

appointed genius but too frequently resorts. Her powerful acting, as usual

, produced an the eternal twaddle of such coxcombical non- which he then produced were much inferior to effect very rare on the Italian stage; and she

cens-ors! was greatly applauded. At the end, the silly

those of his former days; a fact of which, of custom of dragging the principal character for.

On Wednesday, She would and She would not course, he was not himself conscious. One ward to be huzzaed, was repeated, to the annoy- was performed at the Haymarket with great morning, the late Mr. Christie, to whom had ance of every person of taste who had felt the spirit. Of Farren in the old Don, we have been intrusted the sale by auction of a fine illusion of Medea’s extraordinary efforts. The only to say that he acted too well: his con- collection of pictures belonging to a nobleman, absurdity of wreaths and crownings by the par. trasted pictures of senile joy and sorrow, to- having

arrived at a chef-d'auvre of Wilson's, tisans of performers, ought to be hissed out of wards the conclusion, were almost painfully was expatiating with his usual eloquence on

forcible, and made us feel for a character which its merits, quite unaware that Wilson himself THERE has been little new since our last at

the author gives up to unrelenting persecution, had just before entered the room.

as a punishment of his selfishness and avarice. gentlemen, is one of Mr. Wilson's Italian either of the two principal theatres now open. Miss F. H. Kelly also played the swaggering pictures ;--- he cannot paint any thing

like it The Bottle Imp has not yet run out, and the female hero with admirable vivacity and effect.

“That's a lie!” exclaimed the irritated Two Friends have still a firm hold upon the Her transitions from fear to blustering, and, artist, to Mr. Christie's no small discom. publis. The new opera of Tit for Tat has been indeed, her points throughout, were marked posure, and to the great amusement of the curtailed considerably, and improved accord- with much dramatic skill and vivacity. Mrs. company; "he can paint infinitely better!”. ingly. The little interlude of He Lies like T. Hill made a worthy second cavalier ; while

Pyrophorus_A new kind of pyrophorus has Truth goes off glibly and pleasantly enough; Cooper and Vining acted the real Dons donc been invented, formed by the calcination of but its history is an admirable satire upon the nishly. Trapanti could not have a fitter re

sulphate of potash with charcoal. This compodragons of the press, who inveigh so bitterly presentative than that merry fellow Power, sition is said

to be much more inflammable than against the poor pilfering authors of the pre- who has now reached the happy estate in a any pyrophorus hitherto known. sent day, and lament, in well-turned periods, performer's career, of having the audience al. the decline of our national drama ; while they

LITERARY NOVELTIES. Beem to have passed an act of grace in favour ways ready to go laughing along with him.

The Christmas Box for 1829.--We find a report is in of our ancestors, who stole, right and left, with

circulation in certain quarters that this popular Juvenile as little compunction, and much less modesty.


Annual has been discontinued. On the contrary, we are

assured that it is in active progress,--that it is more Ex. gr. The present merry trifle is candidly New Mode of Couching. Nr. Yardly, of than half printed,

and will appear with increased strength, acknowledged by the translator, Mr. Kimpton, the Surrey Theatre, who had been blind of an as the idea which we are enabled to furnish of its probable to be rendered, with a few trifling alterations, eye for several years, was happily restored to contents will prove. In the first place, the little volume from Le Menteur Véridique," by Scribe and I sight last week, according to the newspaper A sort of dried fish for which Torbay is celebrated.

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