Εικόνες σελίδας
PDF
Ηλεκτρ. έκδοση

NO. II.-FEBRUARY 4, 1807. Communication from the elbow chair of Launcelot

Langstaff, esq. Remarks on epic poetry. Account of a night passed with Will Wizard and Anthony Evergreen. Notice of Kissing-bridge. Of Diana Wearwell, said to be as chaste as an icicle. Some account of DING-DONG-a goodnatured animal enough-a great favorite with the ladies, because nobody talks less to the purpose than Ding-dong. Account of ICHABOD FUNGUS, who knows every thing, but doubts of every thing—yet knows what mr. Jefferson's red what-d'ye-call-ems means, and finds a tale in

em. p. 35–43. MR. Wilson's CONCERT, by Anthony Evergreen,

gent. p. 43. Comparison of ancient and modern musicthe

scotch bagpipe, the only instrument that rivals the ancient lyre, excluded from our concerts.Evergreen's friend, SNIVERS, introduced-a foreign cognoscenti. The wonderful effects produced on amateurs and performers--grimaces and contortions a sure criterion of taste and judgment, both in auditors and performers. p.

43—48. Launcelot Langstaff introduces his cousin, PINDAR

COCKLOFT. Some account of his cousin and the Cockloft family. Pindar a great writer of odes, epigrams, sonnets, elegies, &c. continually in love from sixteen to thirty ; entertains a morta) antipathy to every thing, french-thrown into a fever by french cockades on the hats of americans, and once brought to death's door by a ragout-a humorist of the highest order-full of whim-whains and odditics--invested with the laureateship-specimen of his poetry, being a satirical, though humorous, epistle to cousin Launce-ridicules modera manners and fashions -complains that our ladies are be-frenchmaned, be-cockneyed, and be-leviled-praises the good old times of his boyhood--offers his poetical assistance to cousin Laune----proposes himself as laureate, and hints at his qualifications. p. 48

-56. ADVERTISEMENT of the gent. contributors to Salmagundi. Every old or ridiculous character, drawn for the amusement or improvement of general society, is sure to fit some individual so exactly, that wherever the fool's cap is thrown soine one is found to put it on his own head ;many are grossly mistaken in imagining themselves of sufficient consequence to engage the notice of the Salinagundi club of wits. If any of these gentry persist to think themselves aimed at, in particular, they are notified that the conductors of Salmagundi decline fighting.com three reasons given for this determination–explanation of the satisfaction they propose to give, instead of fighting and what they understand by the satisfaction of a gentleman. p. 56 ---59.

NO. IH.-FEBRUARY 13, 1807. b'rom my elbow-chair. (Langstoff's) A hit at little

french thing-o-my's, who hop about our towni in swarms like toads after a shower-Langstaff abjures all national antipathies—though related to the Cocklost family-yet acknowledges the french are his favorites. Introduces an entertaining acquaintance, the magnanimous MUSTA- : PHIA RUB-A-DUB KELI KHAN, a tripolitan prisorier. Mustapha makes him a present of a bundle of papers-one of his letters is, with the aid of Will Wizard, translated, though written in arabic-greek. p. 59–62. Mustapha Rub-a-dub Keli Khan's first letter to

Asem Hacchem, &c. slave-driver to the bashaw of Tripoli. Mustapha mourns his state of captivity--the supremacy of his grief compared with what is suffered by christian husbands :le latter leave hut ong wife behind them,

philst the unhappy Mustapha is doomed to mourn his scparation froni three-and-twenty of the most lovely and obedient wives in all Tripoli. Notices the charins of the american females-their beauty far surpasses that of his own wives—their charms not concealed by their scanty habiliments--apostrophizes on the loveliness of those who are shut up in the americau seraglios, which he presumes must exceed the beauties of such as are permitted to run wild iu the highways; and grieves that these, beauteous as they are, are not appropriatedis informed by a dervise, or doctor, and is inclined to believe, it ; that one fifth of these infidel women have

Some of them have soul enough ta

An account of his reception on his arrival in this country. Some account of the government-of the ruling BASUAW, who impales butterflies, pickles tadpoles, wears red breeches, and ties his horse to a post-is assured by the people of the United States that they are the most enlighiened nation under the sun. Ac. counts for the backwardness of the americans as to marrying, by imputing it to the scarcity of mutcs among the women. Tradition noticed fro:n the arabian historian Abul Faraj-originally nine pagan muses, but the whole have been

SOULS.

sncar.

converted, and are now christian muses. Concludes by promising to write to Hacchem again, and cxhorts him to watch over his wives and not to beat them unless caught with their noses

out of the windon. p. 63-69. Fashions, by Anthony Evergreen, gent. Mrs. • Toole noticed-finds a rival in madame Bou

chard—these two heroines divide the fashionable world between them. Comparison of their respective merits and pretensions. It is thought that madame Bouchard will carry the day-the reason why. Fashionable morning dresses for walking, according to the decrees of these two priestesses of the beau-monde. The Cinderelladress-recipe for a full-dress-allusion to rag

fair. p. 70–74. The writers of Salmagundi are much amused in •

the rambles of their knight-errantry, by the various conjectures of the town respecting their worships-judges of horse-flesh, among the wise anen of Gotham, determine who are the authors --pleasant to laugh in one's sleeve---the titillations of public curiosity allayed, by fixing on two young gents. unequal to the task of keeping up a laugh for a whole fortnight, though they are acknowledged to be young men of promise:

« ΠροηγούμενηΣυνέχεια »