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see liow they were both painted, for having so few people in the pit, would make a man mad, and did was strange; the other house carrymake me loathe' them; and what ing away a!l the people at the new, base company of men comes among play, and it is said now-a-days to them ; and how lewdly they talk ! have generally most company, as beAnd how poor the men are in clothes, ing better players. By and by into and yet what a show they make on the pit, and there saw the play, which the stage by candle-light, is very ob- is pretty good." servable. But to see how Nell cursed,

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suspended from beam, D. Gå tin the above cut, and the ensuing ex- funnel, baving a very small hole at planation of it, from that excellent the bottom, also suspended from publication,“The London Mechanics' beam D. Ha tin vessel, similar to a Register," to the pages of which we saucepan, but without a handle, to have before been indebted for some receive the sand. valuable information.]

The method of using this alaruni AA is a board, about two feet is by putting some very fine and dry long and one foot wide, in which are white sand into the funnel, G (the inserted two upright pieces, BB, precise quantity of which must necesthrough which pass two beams, C and sarily vary, according to the hour D, confined in their places by wire the party intends rising, but which, pins, but having 'the apertures by a little experience, may be easily as through which they pass in the up- certained *); when a sufficierit quanrights cut, as described by the dotted tity of sand has passed through the lines at aa. E is a common spring funnel, G, the weight at the end of bell, fixed to the top of one of the beam, 1), will descend, causing the uprights, to which is attached a piece

* This may be accomplished by oh, of whipcord, passing over a small pulley at b, and fastened to one end of serving how much sand passes through

the funnel in one hour, and measuring the beam, C, whose other end must it in a small vessel, to be kept for that rest on that of D. F is a small weight, purpose..


other end to rise, which also raising While memory brings us back again the end of beam, C, the bell will be Each early tie that twind us ! thus put in motion. It may be Oh, sweet's the cup that circles then

To those we've left behind us ! placed on a cheir, near the head of the person intending to use it; and the expense does not exceed a few And when in other climes we meet, shillings. Care must be taken to

Some isleor vale enchanting. keep the sand free from dirt, and per

Where all looks flow'ry, wild, and sweet, feetly dry.

And nought but love is wanting;
We think how great had been our bliss,

If beav'n had but assign'd us!

To live and die in scenes like this,
SIR.-Allow me to point out a small

With some we've left behind us ! oversight in the number of the“ Edinburgh Review," for April, 1825, p.

As travllers oft look back at ere, 59. The writer of a judicious article

When eastward darkly going, on English Poetry, speaking of the To gaze upon that light they leave change produced in our literature by

Still faini behind them glowing ; the influx of French taste and fashion's So, when the close of pleasure's day at the Restoration of Charles the 11.,

To gloom hath near consign'd us,

We turn to catch one fading ray observes : s• Some writers partook

Of joy, that's left behind us. of the fresh draughts of wit and humour brought over by Charles and his followens, without utterly forsaking their previous taste, or aban.

STANZAS doning to dust and contempt the wisdom of their English Ancestors. In

Written on receiving a Letter, with the seal this class we may perhaps be allowed to reckon old Izaac Walton."

BY MRS. CORNWELL BARON WILSON, A simple comparison of dates will suffice to shew that whether or not

Forget Me NOT! Ah! why that line, Walton withstood the enervating influence of the Restoration, the cir. Since well thou know'st each thought is

In cruel mock’ry send to me, cnmstance has nothing whatever to thine do with the style of his “ Complete That lights my darken d mem'ry? Angler" (the book the critic alludes to), since that work appeared in 1653,

Forget Me Not!Thou know'st too seven years before the event in ques

welt tion took place.


Such trerch'rous mem'ry is not mine ; BOTTOM OP A WELL.'

My soul is charm’d, as with a spell,

Ne'er to forget one look of Thine. SONG,

Forget Me Not !My midnight

dream, As slow our ship her foaming track

And morning thought, his filled by Against the wind was cleaving,

thee. Her trembling pennant still look dback Ah, no, not even Lethe's stream To that dear isle 'twas leaving.

Could blot thee from my memory. So loath we part from all we love,

From all the links that bind us: Forget Me NOT !—The grief intense So turn our hearts, where'er we rove, That clouds my brow and fills my To those we've left behind us !

brain, When, round the bowl, of vanish'd years

That rends my heart, and racks each We talk, with joyous seeming,

sense, And smiles that might as well be tears,

Bids memory never sleep again ! So faint, so sad their beaming ;


Air...The Girl I left behind me.


*** To

portunities of secretly infecting the “ Farewell !– Now our friendship is o'er; children of those peasants who re

6. Henceforth let all intercourse end : fused to grant their demands. Where " For he who is false as a lover,

their petitions were vain, a threat of bi Will never be true as a friend. “ the small pox" obtained for them w Away !-When in boyhood I sought whatever they desired.

thee, 6. Sincerity beam'd on thy brow; CHEAP Meat.-In the year 1533, " And then,---oh! I could not have thought thee

an act passed, 24 Henry 8, c. 3, first “The wretch thou hast prov'd thy- directing beef, pork, mutton, and self now.

yeal, to be sold by weight ; no per

son to take above one halfpenny per “ Had the hand of adversity taken pound for beef or pork, nor above “ Each flowret that bloom'd in your three farthings for inutton or veal.

By a register then taken, the number " Or had you by her been forsaken, of butchers in London and its suburbs

“ Who now is forsaken by you : * Had the storms of misforiune assaild killed nine oxen weekly, which, in

did not exceed eighty, each of whom thee, 66 Yet left thee in virtue the same;

forty-six weeks (none being killed in « Oh! then I would proudly have hail'd Lent) amounts to 33120 oxen yearly. thee,

House rent was likewise proportionNor blush'd to acknowledge thyably cheap; for it is recorded in 1524, claim.

that an ancient grammar-school, in

Bow Church-yard, having decayed, “ It surely was cruel, so early

the school house was let out to rent 5. To darken her opening years ; at fourteen shillings yearly ;-a cellar 66 And leave one who lov'd you sincerely, at two shillings yearly; and two “ A prey to repentance and tears :

large vaults, under the church, both " The world, with its frowns and its for fifteen shillings. In 1519, the

terrors, "May punish her fault if it will;

comptroller of the king's household,

in Channel-row, Westminster, paid c. But you were the cause of her errors; " You should have protected her

no more than thirty shilling's a year still."

for his dwelling house, though situate in the very precincts of Edward the

6th's court. * Enteresting Warieties.

Utlit's Nunchion. SMALL Pox.-Innoculation for the BITTER SARCASM - At the estasmall pox was first practised in Eng- blishment of volunteer crops,a certain land, by Lady Mary Wortley Montague. Having accompaniềd her husband corporation agreed to form a body,on

condition that they should " NOT BE on an embassy to Turkey, and obsery

OBLIGED TO QUIT THE COUNTRY." ing that the virulence of the disease Their proposal was submitted to Mr. was there avoided by this practice, she

Pitt, who said, he had no objection to tried it on her own son, at that time about three years old. On her re

the terms, if they would permit him

to add, Except in the case of IN: turn to England, she repeated the

VASION." operation on some of the royal family, and by practice, example, and ad

Mrs. BosweLL.-- It seems, was not vice, brought it into general rise.

so desirous of the company of“ the It is reported, that the gipsies a Jong timė possessed the secret of great Moralist," as her Husband was;

and on Dr. Johnson's paying them communicating the disease by the scratch of a pin; and they took op Compare pp. 20 and 69 of this vol.

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a visit in Scotland, shewed that she Selwyn observed, that he did not think wished his departure. " The truth HE Walpole) should have DOUBTED is, says Boswell,“ his irregular about the Duke of GLOUCESTER. hours and uncouth habits, such as tuning the candles with their heads RochEPOUCAULT (the French Rochdownwards, when they did not burn ester of Louis xiv.'s court) having bright enough, and letting the wax incurred the displeasure of the King, drop upon the carpet, could not but by an ill-timed display of those hube disagreeable to a Lady. Besides, morous and satirical talents which he she had not that high adiniration of so eminently possessed, hired a dunghim which was felt by most of those cart, and stripping himself;quite nakwho knew him ; and what was very ed, got up to the chin in it, just as his natural to a female mind, she thought Majesty was passing through

the he had too much influence over her streets of Paris in state. The dunghusband. She once,in a little warmth, cart man, as instructed, immediately made with more point than justice this fell to wrangling with one of the remark upon that subject :-“I have King's postillions, which occasioned so seen many a bear led by a man, but I much noise that the King put his head never before saw a man led by a bear.” out of the window to know what was

the matter. Rochefoucault,watching ILL MANNERS.-During the memo- the opportunity, raised himself rable seige of Gibralter, when the forward in the cart, all bemired as he firing of the dreadful red-hot balls

was, and bowing very respectfully to from the castle had just commenced, his Majesty,replied--" Nothing at all, General Elliot was employed in view, Sire, but that your coachman and ing through a telescope the effect mine have had a fracas together." which his “ pills, as he termed them, had upon the stomach of the enemy,

TO CORRESPONDENTS. whilst a soldier stood near him, with his face turned upwards, emptying,

SIMON PURE is an odd fish, and shall through the bung-hole into his sto

be obliged in he way he requests-if mach the rernains of a cask of rum,

possible.-George has our best wishes, almost the sole subsistence of thegar

but he must not be too sanguine in his

expectations rison at the time. In the same instant, For boyhood's path, though joyous the general's telescope and the soldier's

and serene, cask were carried off by a ball or splin- Yet in a desert ends, where the winds ter, but wihout injury to either in

roar, dividual. They stood for a moment And thorns, and weeds, and tares, eyeing each other, “.

-my eyes, an't spring up for evermore.” please your hono ur! exclaimed the We have received Tim's packet and enraged soldier at last, “but those duly noted its contents.- What Fergua fellows have mure impudence than

suggests shall be done, but we have not good manners, BY HALF ;” and away fact

, are we certain whether it has yet

seen Mrs. Wilson's new work, nor, in he swung in full drive to his gun, been published. We shall not, however, “to be revenged," as he expressed fail to give an analysis of its contents at upon the mannerless rascals

the earliest opportunity.--G. Sneyd, is who could interrupt gentleman in right, and we'll *“ see to it.”-We shall their studies !"

be glad to hear again from the neibours

hood of LUDLOW. IMPRUDENT SCEPTICISM.“ Just Received :-234-~-Simcox--A about the period when Horace Wal- Gravesender-T. G. and Amy. pole published his “ Historic Doubts"

REJECTED:L. P. Amicus and

G.** on Riehard the 3d, his niece Waldegrave was secretly married to the King's brother, and it was a question

for the Editor arr raceived ; Dunbar, Wych Streg if the marriage was legal. "George Druty Lane; and Archer, Berwick Street, Sokon

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Are generally believed to have been posing the balance to be one inch in invented early in the 15th century, diameter, or three inches in circumfethough George nu. had one in his rence, a particle of dirt or rust, if possession, found

among the ruins of placed on the extremity, would traBruce Castle, Fifeshire, on the dial- vel at the rate of 25 yards in one plate of which was inscribed Rober- minute, 1,500 in an hour, 20 miles in Tus B. Rex SCOTTOROM; and Ro- a day, 143 miles in a week, 7,471 bert Bruce died in 1328. They must miles in a year*. therefore have been known much About a year and a half ago, an svorer than above-stated, if this is a article appeared in the “Morning Hegenuine relic, but much scepticism rald,” in which Denham's description exists on this point. Henry vi, had of Henry yil.'s watch, just mena watch, which Derbam, in his “ Ar- tioned, was alluded to : this drew tificial Clock-Maker," 1714, said was forth the following letter : still in order at that date. Perhaps there were not fifty in his dominions besides, and now every chimneysweeper carries one.

SIR, I observed in the MORNING A correspondent of the “ Brighton Herald, a few days ago, an article Herald” says, watches in general beat and tick from 14,500 to 18,000 in Watches, containing a quotation from

on the Antiquity of Clocks and one hour, 17,400 is a very usual Dr. Derham's “ Artificial Clock-matrain,' but as a true second beats

ker," as follows: 18,000, the enclosed calculation is

• Barlow had procured a patent, taken at that number, and must, of in concert with the Lord Chief Jus. course, beat five in every second, 300 tice Allibone, for repeaters ; but in a minute, 18,000 in an hour, 434, Quare making one at the same time, '000 in a day, 3,024,000 in a week, upon ideas he had entertained before and, consequently, 157,781,400 in a

the patent was granted, James the year. The vibration of the balance Second tried both, and giving the prediffers according to the escapement; ference to Quare's, it was notified in the balance to a vertical watch vi- the Gazette." brates or passes backwards or for- The identical watch made by Quare, wards about half a circle; a horizon- and prefered by the King, is now in tal about two-thirds ; a duplex near my possession; the present existence a circle; a detached lever rather more; of which not being generally known, and a lever with rack and pinion will frequently vibrate a circle and a half; * Vide Articles on Bells, Nic-Nac, but taking the calculation from a de- vol. ii., pp. 69, 289, and on Watches pp. tached lever, at one circle, and sup- 159 and 160 of the same volume.

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