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to the same subject. " A chemical his apology by saying he had got operation," says Addison, “ could not into a foolish scrape about the anbe followed with greater art or dili- tiquity of family with another artist, gence, than is seen in hatching a who gave him such a drubbing as conchicken; yet is the process carried on fined him to his bed for a considerable without the least glimmering of thought time. “ Forfeit! Forfeit!" said the wit, or common sense. The hen will mis- catching the idea; “ why, surely, you take a piece of chalk for an egg ; is should bave the best of that argument, insensible of the increase or dininu- as I can prove your family to be not tion of their number ; does not distin- only several thousand years old, but at guish between her own and those of the same time the most numerous of another species; is frightened when any on the face of the globe.”_" Aye!" her supposititious breed of ducklings said the man, quite transported with take the water."

joy; “ pray on what authority?” “ On [To be continued.]

the authority of Shakspeare: -
All the souls that are, were forfeit


No, IX.


The Cockney.

The cockpey lives in a go-cart of
Warren Hasting East Indiaman, local prejudices and positive allusions ;

off Gravesend, 24 March, 1813. and when he is turned out of it, he Dear Bror Tom,

hardly knows how to stand or move. This cums hopein to find you in He ventures through Hyde Park good helth as it leaves me save ankord Corner as a cat crosses a gutter. The here yesterday at 4 P. M. arter a ple trees pass by the coach very oddly. sant voyage tolerable short and few The country has a strange blank squalls. Dear Tom-hopes to find appearance. It is not lined with poor old Father stout, am quite out of houses all the way like London. He pigtail. Sights of pigtail at Gravesend, comes to places he never saw or but unfortinly not fit for a dog to chor. heard of. He finds the world bigger Dear Tom—Captins boy will bring you than he thought it. He might have this, and put pigtail in his pocket when dropped from the moon, for any bort. Best in London at the black boy thing he knows of the matter. He is in 7 diles, where go, aks for best pig- mightily disposed to laugh, but is half tail, pound a pigtail will do, and am afraid of making some blunder. Beshort of shirts. Dear Tom-as for tween sheepishness and conceit, he is shirts only took 2, whereof 1 is quite in a very ludicrous situation. He finds wore out, and tuther most, but dont that the people walk on two legs, and forget the pigtail, as I ant had nere a wonders to hear them talk a dialect quid to chor never sins Thursday. so different from his own. He perDear Tom-as for the shirts, your size ceives London fashions have got down will do, only longer. I liks um long, into the country before him, and that get one at present, best at Tower Hill some of the better sort are dressed as and cheap, but be particler to go to well as he is. A drove of pigs or 7 diles for the pigtail at the black boy, cattle stopping the road is a very and Dear Tom-aks for a pound of troublesome interruption. A crow in best pigtail and let it be good. Cap- the field, a magpie in the hedge, are tains boy will put the pigtail in his to him very odd animals—he can't tell pocket; he liks pigtail so tie it up. what to make of them, or how they Dear Tom-shall be up about Monday live. He does not like the accommothere or thereabouts. Not so pertickler dations at the innsmit is not what he for the shirt as the present can be has been used to. He begins to be washed; but don't forget the pigtail communicative-says he was “born without fail so am your loving bro. within the sound of Bow bells," and ther

T. P. attempts some jokes at which nobody P.S. Dont forget the pigtail.

laughs. He asks the coachman a

question to which he receives no An artist of the name of Forfeit answer. All this is to him very unhaving some job to do for Foote, and accountable and unexpected. He keeping it long after the time when he arrives at his journey's end, and in. promised to bring it home, was making stead of being the great man he anti. cipated among his friends and country spine, pit of the stomach, arm-pits, relations, finds they are barely civil and soles of the feet. Rub the body to him, or make a butt of him; have with heated flannel, or warm hands. topics of their own which he is as Attempt to restore breathing, by gently completely ignorant of, as they are blowing with bellows into one nostril, indifferent to what he says, so that he closing the mouth and the other nostri). is glad to get back to London again; Keep up the application of heat. Press where he meets with his favorite in- down the breast carefully with both dulgences and associates, and fancies hands, and then allow it to rise again, the whole world is occupied with and thus imitate natural breathing. what he hears and sees.

Continue the rubbing, and increase it It is curious to see to what a degree when life appears, and then give a teapersons brought up in certain occupa- spoonful of warm water, or of very tions in a great city, are shut out from weak wine, or spirits and water warm. a knowledge of the world, and carry Persevere for six hours. Send quickly their simplicity to a pitch of unheard for medical assistance. of extravagance. London is the only place in which the child grows com A correspondent informs us, that a pletely up into the man.

composition of the following dried herbs is much superior to coffee or tea,

inasmuch as the infusion will invigorate A Man without Money

instead of debilitating the nervous sysA man without money is a body tem, and of course strengthen the stowithout a soul- a walking death-a mach:-Rosemary leaves 2 oz. sage spectre that frightens every one. His leaves 4 ditto, rose leaves 4 ditto, peach countenance is sorrowful, and his con- leaves 3 ditto, hyssop leaves 4 ditto, versation languishing and tedious. If balm leaves 4 ditto, male speedwell he calls upon an acquaintance he never 4 ditto; a wine glass is sufficient to finds him at home, and if he opens his make a pint infusion. mouth to speak, he is interrupted every moment, so that he may not have a FOR CLEANING ALL SORTS OF chance to finish his discourse, which,

METAL. it is feared, will end with his asking for money. He is avoided like a

Mix half-a-pint of refined neat's-foot person infected with disease, and is

oil, and half-a-gill of spirits of turpenregarded as an incumbrance to the

tine, and scrape a little rotten-stone; earth. Want wakes him up in the

wet a woollen rag therewith, and after morning, and misery accompanies him

dipping it into the scraped rotten-stone, to his bed at night. The ladies dis

rub the metal well; wipe off with a cover that he is an awkward booby

soft cloth, and polish with a dry lealandlords believe that he lives upon

ther and more of the kernel. In reair, and if he wants any thing from a

spect of steel, if it be very rusty, use

a little powder of pomice with the tradesman, he is asked for cash before delivery.

re liquid on a separate woollen rag first.


Three ounces of unction, and the

same quantity of sweet oil, and also of No. X.

camphor powdered-mix all these toMETHOD OF RESTORING PER- gether, and put some in the joints of SONS APPARENTLY DROWNED. the bedsteads, or whatever place is Avoid all rough usage. Do not hold

affected. Put also some on a sheet of up the body by the feet, or roll it on

brown, or any other stiff paper, on the casks, or rub it with salt, or spirits,

tester of the bed. or apply tobacco. Lose not a moment. Carry the body, the head and shoulders

AMERICAN RECIPE FOR THE raised, to the nearest house. Place it

RHEUMATISM. in a warm room. Let it be instantly Take of garlick two cloves; of gum stripped, dried, and wrapped in hot ammoniac one drachm; blend them by blankets, which are to be renewed bruising together; make them into when necessary. Keep the mouth, two or three bolusses with clean water, nostrils, and the throat free and clean and swallow one at night and one in Apply warm substances to the back, the morning; drink, while taking this

mixture, sassafras tea, made strong, Or the billows that rush with that crest so as to have the tea-pot filled with of foam, chips. This is generally found to As they strove which first should reach banish the rheumatism, and even con their home. tractions of the joints, in a few times - Their home! what home has the taking. It is very famous in America, restless main, and 1001. has been given for the Which only arrives to return again! recipe.

Like the wanderer she bears on her

stormy breast, EASY AND EFFECTUAL CURE Who seeks in vain for a place of rest.

FOR WENS. Put a quantity of salt and water into His visions bear him swiftly along a saucepan, and boil it for four minutes; To rocks that have heard the sea-maid's with which bathe the whole surface frequently while it continues warm, as Or, borne on the surface of some dark also after it becomes cold, so often as

surge, 10 or 12 times daily; always stirring Unharmed he lies, while they onward up the salt deposited at the bottom of

urge the basin, and incorporating it again Their rapid course, and wast him away with the water, before it is applied. To islands half hid 'midst the shadowy In some cases, this has caused a cure spray, in 30 days; but the patient must not Where trees wave their boughs in the be disheartened, if it should take a

perfumed gale, much longer time.

And bid the wave-borne stranger hail !

Where birds are flitting like gems in FOR ASTHMA.

the sun, Eating some ounces of the best honey And streams over emerald meadows daily, has been productive of the very run, best consequences in some constitu That whisper in melody, as they glide, tions. As also taking about a tea To the flowers that blush along the spoonful of white mustard seed bruised, tide. and made into a bolus with a very Sorrow ne'er came to that blissful little honey, two or three hours before shore, going to bed, and also as much more For no mortal has entered that isle as soon as the patient wakes in the before. morning. Two or three dishes of There the Halcyon waits on the spark, coffee, as hot as a person can possibly ling strand, drink it, immediately before going to Till the bark of her lover, the Nautibed : half an ounce at least to every

lus, land; cup, has given great relief.

She spreads her purple wings to the

air, THE MUSES) WILD WREATH, And she sees his fragile vessel there;

She sees him float on the summer sea, ON THE SEA SHORE.

Where no breath but the sigh of his

love may be. What are the dreams of him who may sleep

The dreamer leaps tow'rds the smiling Where the solemn voice of the troubled

shore, deep

When lo ! the vision is there no more! Steels on the wind with a sullen roar, Its trees, its flowers, its birds are gone, And the waters foam along the shore ? A waste of waters is spread alone. Who sheltered lies in some calm re- Plung'd in the tide, he struggles treat,

amain,And hears the music of waves at his feet? High they pour, and he strives in vain ! He sees not the sail that passes on, He sinks! the billows close over his O'er the sunny waste of the sea alone,

head, The farthest point that gleams on the

He shrieks-—'tis over-his dream is

H sight

filed! A vanishing speck of glittering light; Secure he lies in his calm retreat, He sees not the foam that. spreading And the idle waters still rave at his wide,

feet, Throws its lines of snow on the dark green tide ;

Little Hampton.

M. E.

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FROM THE NATIONAL SONGS I wove my fair a leafy bower,

To shield her form of beauty ;
I planted near it every flower
That proffers love its duty.

The lily sweet of pining hue,

0, Mary, turn awa, The snow-drop meek and lowly, That bonny face o'thine, The hyacinth of heaven's own blue,

And dinna, dinna shaw that breast, And amaranthus holy.

That never can be mine. I sat within that bower's cool shade

Can aught o'warld's gear

E'er cool my bosom's care?
By the moon silent gleaming ;
I sat there when the sun had made

Na, na, for ilka look o'thine,

It only feeds despair.
Heaven's arch with glory streaming,
But there in vain I sought to greet

Then, Mary, turn awa,
Her smile, like morn awaking ;

That bonnie face o'thine ;
There sought I, but in vain, to meet O dinna, dinna, shaw that breast,
Her eyes' mild radiance breaking.

That never can be mine!

Wi' love's severest pangs I told her I had built the bower,

My heart is laden sair, And hedged it round with roses;

An o'er iny breast the grass maun That I still watch there hour, and hour, While the dull world reposes.

Ere I am free from care.
That there I whisper the wan moon

The story of our loving,
And wait her at night's silver noon,
When not a breath is moving.

She said that "night bowers are not Though Time hath not wreathed

My temples with snow,
That“ when the moon-beam sleepeth, Though Age hath not breathed
Love lays his snares for maidenhood, A spell o'er my brow,
And oft repentance creepeth." Yet Care's wither'd fingers,

Press on me with pain,

The fleeting pulse lingers,

And lingers in vain.
When winds are still and silent eve

The eyes which behold thee, Comes stealing slowly o'er the lea;

Their brightness is flown; () then, dear maid, thy cottage leave,

The arms which enfold thee, And meet me at the Trystin' tree :

Enfeebled are grown. For 'neath its shade, in times gone by,

And Friendship hath left me, Have lovers breathed their hopes

By fortune estrang'd, and fears : Its leaves have trembled in their sigh

All, all is bereft me, Its roots have fed upon their tears.'

“, For thou, too, art chang'd! And fear not, though the star of night

Yes, dark ills have clouded

The dawning in tears;
In envy shall forget to shine ;
Perchance the wand'ring glow-worm's

mee Adversity shrouded

My ripening years; light May lead thee to these arms of mine:

Life's path, wild and dreary, But, if no lights from earth or sky,

Draws nigh to its close, To guide a lover's path you see;

Heart broken and weary,

I sigh for repose. Then use the lustre of thine eye,

And bright as noon the eve will be. The world shall caress thee When thou art there, far, far away

When I cease to be ; Shall each unruly passion flee,

And suns rise to bless thee And Tiviot's stream will ling'ring stay,

Which smile not for me : To hear my vows of love to thee.

And hearts shall adore thee, The winds are still, and silent eve

And bend at thy shrine; Comes stealing slowly o'er the lea,

But none bow before thee O now, dear maid, thy cottage leave,

So truly as mine. And meet me at the Trystin' tree,


“ We ought not, like the spider, to spin a flimsy web wholly from our own magazine ; but,

like the bee, visil every store, and enll the most useful and the best."--GREGORY.

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THE PASS OF HOTTENTOT HOLLAND'S KLOFFE. This pass is, perhaps, one of the most HUMOROUS ACCOUNT OF A surprising works of nature. It is

POOR FIDDLER. situated about thirty English miles A poor fiddler is a man and fiddle east of the Cape Town, Cape of Good out of case, and he is in worse case Hope, between two of the highest than his fiddle. One that rubs two mountains of that immense ridge, sticks together (as the Indians strike which runs almost right across the fire) and rubs a poor living out of it; Peninsula, and stretches from the partly from this, and partly from east to the west, shutting in the Hot your charity, which is more in the tentot country. This is the only com- hearing than the giving him, for he munication from Cape Town, into that sells nothing dearer than to be gone. country, either for waggons or cattle. He is just so many strings above a An enemy, by taking possession of it, beggar, though he have but two, and (and it might be defended by one yet he begs too, only not in the downhundred men against a whole army), right for God's sake, but with a shrug. would cut off all manner of supplies ging God bless you ; and his face is from the Cape Town; and by thus more pin'd than the blind man's. severing the communication with the Hunger is the greatest pain he takes, inland country, render abortive any except a broken head sometimes, and assistance that might be drawn from the labouring John Dory. Otherwise thence, either with respect to supplies, his life is so many fits of mirth, and or an army. The country between the tis sometimes mirth to see him. A Hottentot and Cape Town is perhaps good feast shall draw him five miles the most barbarous in its nature, ex- by the nose, and you shall track him cept a small spot, well-known for its again by the scent. His other pilgriproduction of the wine called Con. mages are fairs and good houses, stantia.

where his devotion is great to the VOL. I.

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