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THE HOUSEWIFE. FOR SHORTNESS OF BREATH.
The following remedy for shortness No. IV.
of breath is particularly recommended
to young women afflicted with that FOR A PAIN IN THE EAR. complaint. Take an ounce of each of
carraway seeds and anniseeds, half an Put a small clove of garlic, steeped
ounce of liquorice, a large nutmeg, an for a few minutes in warm salad oil,
ounce of prepared steel, and two into the ear; it must be rolled up in
ounces of double refined sugar; remuslin or thin linen. In a short time,
duce the whole to a very fine powder, the garlic will be reduced to a pulp,
and take as much as will lie on a shiland having accomplished its object,
ling every morning fasting, and the should be replaced with cotton, to
same quantity at five in the afternon. prevent the air giving cold.
It will be requisite to use exercise
generally very soon effects a cure.
TO TAKE INK STAINS OUT OF finition in this place; it may, however,
MAHOGANY. be proper to state, that in its progress Put a few drops of spirits of sea salt, two states or stages are distinguish, or oil of vitriol, in a tea spoonful of able: the first may be called the irri- water, and touch the stain or spot with table, the second the indolent, stage; a feather; and, on the ink disappearto this latter, the plan about to be pro- ing, rub it over with a rag wetted in posed is particularly applicable. In cold water, or there will be a white those cases which have resisted the mark rot easily effaced. ordinary means, which are of long standing and obstinate, the following treatment has been very efficacions: The head should be frequently shaved,
HISTORY OF THE CRIM and kept covered with an oiled-silk
TARTARS. cap, or instead of which a thin bladder The Murza ladies, if we may trust the has sometimes been used. An oint
report of Mrs. Holderness, are rarely ment should be formed by mixing to.
handsome, but endeavour to supply, in gether spermaceti cerate and finely the barbarous magnificence of their pulverised supertartrate of potass, in habiliments. what is wanting in persuch proportions as to make it of a sonal beauty. Their fashions are in very firm consistence; of which a piece general copied from the Turkish, and of the size of a nutmeg, or larger, ac- like the women of all eastern nations, cording to the extent of the surface they are very fond of showy colours affected, should be well rubbed on the and gilding in their dress, as well as in part with the palm of the hand, every the decoration of their apartments." night, for three or four minutes; the Stiff with brocade, weighed down with head should be well washed with soap necklaces of money, collars of silver and water every third night, previously and bracelets of gold, each finger loadto the application of the ointment.
ed with a multitude of rings of every Internal medicines are seldom re- material, from lead to jewels, a Tartar quisite in this advanced stage, except
wife passes her dull and monotonous where the character of the affection is existence in embroidering napkins and irregular, or there is a peculiarity in towels, and varying her finery for the the constitution of the patient; in gratification of a single pair of eyes, which cases some modification of unfurnished with any atom of instructreatment will necessarily be required; tion which might occupy or amuse her these variations will readily be made mind-and not always without a susby any respectable practitioner. picion of the itch. Married women are The above plan, if diligently pur
allowed to paint their faces both white sued for from three to six weeks, will and red, a process which they execute rarely disappoint the expectations of with little skill on a bad ground; those those who try it, even in the most in
who are unmarried are denied this high veterate cases.
privilege, but may stain their fingers J. H. and toe-nails with kna. The rooms of the harem swarm with fleas, but in closely tied on each side, and at the other respects are tolerably comfort- bottom were two rings for the feet, able, and are ornamented with speci- which were in like manner secured mens of the needle-work of its inmates. The back was then bared, and the On occasion of a wedding they hang plaster, or rag, which had been applied the chemises of the bride round the after the previous whipping, was torn walls, forming, as Mrs. Holderness off. The Tartar sacerdotal, attended justly remarks,“ an extraordinary sort by a Tartar Priest, next advanced, and of tapestry." Their diversions, as read aloud the crimes for which the might be guessed, are few and not offenders were punished, together with lively. The gayest and most popular the sentence of the law. This took up is swinging, which they practise with nearly half an hour. The knout has all the spirit and enthusiasm of chil. a very heavy thong, as thick as a man's dren, and were surprised that Mrs. wrist, and weighing from two to three Holderness did not join them. So great pounds. The lash is of leather, about an indulgence as this, however, is only the breadth of a broad tape; the handle granted at the feast of Bairam; but at is about two feet long. With this other seasons, if a piper should arrive, weapon the executioner now approachthey are sometimes, as an extraorninary ed, and giving one cut, walked back favour, permitted to look down from a again to the distance of about forty lofty latticed gallery, on the men who yards. He then returned, flourishing are dancing in the court. The Tartars his whip, and struck again, till the are a good-natured race, and unhappy appointed number of strokes was given, marriages are said to be rare among and till it was certain that the poor them, but the domestic despot keeps up wretch was all but dead. At every the forms of state to a greater degree blow the blood spirted from the wound, than we were aware of.
but the previous preparation prevented When a Murza visits the apartments the possibility of exclamation. Each of his women, they all rise on his en- one, when his flogging was finished, trance, and again when he leaves it, was unbound, and having the rag re. although he comes and goes very fre- placed on his back, was removed into quently. This ceremonious mark of a cart, till all had been thus disposed respect is never omitted even by the of; having witnessed the sufferings of wife, or by any other of the females, their comrades, and endured their own. except they be very old women, who, Before they left Theodosia one of them on account of their age, are excused. died; and of the seven, I believe, not
In the spring of 1818, seven Tartars, one lived to undergo the whole of the who had been found guilty of various sentence." robberies and murders in the districts of Akmetchet, Theodosia, Kertch, and Port Patch, were sentenced by the
THE MUSES' WILD WREATH. Russian law to receive the punishment of the knout* in each of these towns. Having first undergone this dreadful THE GIPSY'S PROPHECY. penalty at Akmetchet, they were conducted to Theodosia, heavily ironed,
Ladye, throw back thy raven hair, and lodged in the gaol here till the hour way
Lay thy white brow in the moonlight
bare, appointed for the flogging. They were
I will look on the stars, and look on then taken to the market.place, where hundreds of spectators were assembled A
thee, to witness the scene, and from an Eng
. And read the page of thy destiny. lishman, present on that occasion, I Little thanks shall I have for my tale, received the following account of the Even in youth thy cheek will be pale: transaction:-" The culprits, each in By thy side is a red rose tree,his turn, were fastened to an inclined One lone rose droops withered, so wilt post, having a ring at the top, to which
thou be. the head was so tightly fixed, by means of a rope, as to prevent the sufferer Round thy neck is a ruby chain, from crying out. The hands were One of the rubies is broken in twain;
Throw on the ground each shattered Mark yon star-it shone at thy birth; A wee pickle tatoes and herrin' for Look again,---it has fallen to earth ;
• The true pronunciation of this word would perhaps be better understood if it were spelt knoof.
Broken and lost, they will be like thy
supper, Its glory has pass'd like a thought Or else knotty sowens and a wee gim away,
o' butter; So, or yet sooner, wilt thou decay. A caff bed to sleep on and plenty o'
claes, Over yon fountain's silver fall
The blankets and sheets to be aye clear Is a moonlight rainbow's coronal;
o'flaes; Its hues of light will melt in tears,
A stock o'gude health aye the doctors Well may they image thy future
to shun, years.
And peace wi' our neebours the lawyers I may read in thy hazel eyes,
to hum; For the lông dark lash that over them A conscience in quietness, but yet
never blind, lies; So in my art I can but see
A cheerfu' and happy contentment o'
mind; One shadow of night on thy destiny.
• A faithfu' friend and a thrifty wife, I can give thee but dark revealings Will constitute a' the comforts' o' life ; Of passionate hopes and wasted feel. Give me but sic blessings, a fig for the ings
great, Or love the past like the lava wave, Wi' a' their clamjamfrey, ambition and Of a broken heart and an early grave! state
The muse she has left me, the jad is
but fickle, LOVE HAD BEEN THERE. (*Hinc sic subscribetur) we Last night, a fairy bark, for Hope,
ANDREW NICOL. That lightly floated o'er the wave, Which now curls round the scattered
EPITAPH. leaves, Kissing the flower it cannot save.
IN STEPNEY CHURCH-YARD. A sweet hymn to the setting sun
To the Memory of Dame Rebecca Berry, Came yesterday from that white
Who died April 16, 1696. thorn; But no song welcomes his return, Come ladies, you that would appear The shade is bare, the nest is torn. Like angels fair, come dress you here;
Come dress you at this marble stone, What can have made so desolate And make that humble grace your own
What was last night so very fair? Which once adorned as fair a mind Were I to judge by my own heart As e'er yet lodg'd in woman-kind. I should but say, Love had been So she was dress'd whose humble life there.
Was free from pride was free from L E. L.
Free from all envious brawls and jars LITTLE ANDREW NICOL'S WEE (Of human life the civil wars). BIT SANG.
These ne'er disturb'd her peaceful mind, Tune, " My Bonnie Muir Her."
Which still was gentle, still was kind,
Her very looks, her garb, her mien, A wee bit housie besides a wee burn, Disclos'd the humble soul within ; A wee bit garden to answer our turn; Trace her thro' every scene of life, A wee bit barn and a wee bit byre, View her as virgin, widow, wife; A wee pickle peats to mak a bit fire; Still the same humble she appears, A wee bit cow and twa acre o’lann', The same in youth, the same in years; To hae a bit butter and milk at comman'; The same in low and high estate, A wee bit ewe and a wee bit soo, Ne'er vex'd with this, ne'er mov'd with To get a bit pork and a wee pickle
Go, LADIES, now, and if you'd be A wee pickle meal our parritch to As fair, as great, as good as she, mak,
Go learn of her HUMILITY! A wee drop kail at dinner to tak; A wee bit mutton for kitchen to eat. . I was na sure abont this sentence, but I ran And a wee drap whisky our wizzens to him see't, and he says it's real gride Latin, New
wast to the school master of Lillebairn, and let weet;
North America, Oct, 4, 1823,
THE FIRE OF LONDON. THE PAWNBROKER'S SATUR.
A SKETCH FROM LIFE. shop in Pudding-lane, near Fish-street Hill, which being a part of the town
Who is it lives in yonder street, so close built with wooden pitched Where poor and hungry often meet, houses, and happening at that time of Th' abode of rapine and deceit? the morning, caused such immediate
My Uncle! destruction, that the fire had taken To whom do we so often go, so fast a hold, that engines were use When we are in the pocket low less; and the people began pulling
And to him watch or snuff-box show!
My Uncle! down houses to stop the progress;-a violent easterly wind springing up, so Who is it puts up two to one,
To prove we 're likely to be done, fomented the flames, that they soon
And yet to him for help we run? spread to Gracechurch-street, and
My Uncle! downwards from Canon-street to the
Who is it that will always lend, water side, as far as the Three Cranes
Whatever rakes may wish to spend, in the Vintry. It continued burning And ever proves their trusty friend? with unabated fury till the Tuesday
My Uncle! night, when the wind abated, and the
Who is it that's a Purse indeed; fire having by this time reached some Or who, in ev'ry time of Need, brick buildings at the Temple, its force
Will ne'er refuse, but freely bleed!
My Uncle! subsided, and a stop put to it at the Temple Church, Pie Corner, Alders Who is it that, when rent is due, gate-street, at the end of Coleman
(And of such friends we have but few)
Will pay our rent, and keep us too? street, Basinghall-street, near the Pos
My Uncle! tern, at the end of Bishopsgate-street, and Leadenhall-street, at the Standard " It is impossible for me to stay there in Cornhill, at the church in Fenchurch- any longer,” said a poor woman, while street, near Clothworker's Hall in hastily hurrying down a small flight of Mincing-lane, at the middle of Mark. steps from a street door. The melanlane, and at the Tower Dock.
choly faintness of her tone excited my This fire destroyed eighty-nine surprise, when curiosity urged me to churches (including the Cathedral of St. see that place where she could no longer Paul's), the city gates, Guildhall, many remain. I accordingly ascended the public buildings, hospitals, schools, li- steps, and found myself near a shop braries, a vast number of public edifices, literally crammed with people, who 13,200 dwelling-houses, 400 streets: seemed overheated in the extremeof six-and-twenty wards, it totally it was a Pawnbroker's shop-on a ruined fifteen, and eight others were Saturday-night. The sight, though it shattered and half burnt. The ruins was productive of sad reflections-yet of the city were 436 acres, extending I determined to remain there. “ And from the Tower along the Thames is this,” said I, “ necessity-wantside, to the Temple church, and from extravagance,---or indiscretion--that the north-east gate along the city wall gives this man so much trade, and so to Holborn-bridge.
many applicants ?" I was doubtful It was computed, that in this fire which was the cause, and so I resolved the loss in books was about 150,0001. to take as close a view as I could of Sir R, Jeffery, Alderman, lost in to the characters which composed this bacco 20,0001. In wines, tobacco, su- motley and melancholy group. I gars, and plums, the loss was im- first fixed my attention on a woman, mense. The houses were supposed to whose grey hairs and modest debe, at the low valuation of twelve years meanour clearly bespoke she had seen purchase, worth 3,900,0001. The Cathe. many and better days—she was offerdral of St. Paul's, the churches, Custom ing a miniature; and as it parted from house, Guildhall, city gates, &c. to her hand, a silent tear stole down her 2,000,0001.--For carts, boats, porters, withered cheek, and fell on the glass &c. in carrying things away, and after that protected the likeness. The man wards bringing them back, 200,0001. surlily rubbed off this sad token of Total 9,900,000 1.
affection, and looking at the case of