an one.

mankind, I should to the relations of particular | marrying a common female scold of the last 1 pug-puppy from Paris that is in the world :' persons who are now living, and whom I can-class, with a refined male babbler of the first ; and “Mrs. B. a sweet cat in her establishment.' not distrust in other matters of fact. I might and thus effect, by artificial methods, what wis- Their talk only breathes honey, essence of here add, that not only the historians, to dom, with all her old endeavours, could never | Tyre, bloom of Ninon, violet washes, and a whom we may join the poets, but likewise the work by any means-an improvement of talk- thousand essences that are advertized in the philosophers of antiquity, have favoured this ers generally.

newspapers. They 'die of a rose in aromatic opinion,

There is, however, a pleasure in holding up anguish, and are recovered by lavender-water, Josephus thought that the appearance of a few of the first classes of talkers to attentive and other soft appliances' fifty times an hour, departed persons is '.

a most certain proof of notice, somewhat similar to that which a Dutch in their 'over-exquisite' moods. I would soonthe immortality of the soul, and of divine tulip-fancier feels, when he displays to the cu- er sit at an opera with five Jews in the same providence.

rious, wondering eyes of one not in the fancy, box, or be in a small room with three French*** That the dead are seen no more,' observes (who had perceived, on being shewa a bed of men, than talk with one of these. Johnson, ‘I will not undertake to maintain, them, that they were all tulips, but did not The third are those of the objective class. against the concurrent and unvaried testimony discern the nicer streaks of difference between Be your opinions what they may, however unof all ages, and of all nations. There is no them,)

deniable, correct, settled, orwell-digested, they people, rude or learned, among whom ap- 'Some faultless tulip which the Dutch ne'er saw.'

will chew them over, and object to them. paritions of the dead are not related and be

They will find flaws in diamond-wit of the first

The first and most common class of talkers, water, motes in the brightest-rays of the mind, lieved. This opinion, which perhaps prevails, is composed of common babblers. There are

and beams in the eyes of Truth. I know such as far as human nature is diffused, could be

several varieties of these ; but the most disacome universal only by its truth : those, that greeable is the long-tongued babbler. One of he is gaining in argument, out of his mouth,

If you would take an advantage which never heard of one another, would not have them is sufficient to set a whole village at war, throw down a bad pun, as burglars toss a bribe agreed in a tale which nothing but experience

or disturb the peace and sacredness of virtuous of meat to a house dog who is getting the 'vatcan make credible. That it is doubted by privacy. Rather than be silent, he will round tage ground of them, and he instantly drops single cavillers, can very little weaken the his dearest friend, with a tongue, which, like the argument, (as that fabulous dog dropped general evidence ; and some who deny it with Laertes' foil, poisons wherever it touches ; and his substantial meat in the river for the shatheir tongues confess it by their fears.”-Ras- sometimes even him who first used it froin dow of it,) to tear the poor pun to pieces, anaselas, Chap. 31. When the chairman had finished reading, Jones's finery, and Miss Jenkins's faux pas ; than nothing, and when he has satisfied him.

this sort of talker you learn the origin of Miss lyzing nothing, till he proves that it is no more another member after drinking off his glass, the state of Mr. Tomkins's embarrassment, &c. self to conviction, that a bad pan is not a good as if conscious that it required more courage &c. Or if you fear what the world thinks of one, he is obliged, after all, from politeness, which is generally regarded as rather ridicul- your own character for virtue or folly, you to laugh reluctantly at the joke. ous, declared that he did believe in super; entire dissatisfaction. He publishes a pernici- your opinions to-day be to the letter what

The fourth is the contradictory class. Let natural visitations. He assured us that he had several times had appeals made to his senses in and follows the sound of his own rumour, as a

ous piece of truth or scandal in the morning, their's were yesterday, and they will instantly the way in question; and, though very desir: wether-mutton follows his own bell. Another you on the mud-bank of their own opinions,

run an opposition-coach against your's, upset ous to think differently he could not resist a variety is the dull, or harmless babbler. He and leave you, sprawling and bespattered, to belief in gbosts. “You may, gentlemen," talks in his turn and out of his turn, in season get up as you can. said he," smile at the confession,” (for some and out of season, and yet has nothing to say, to a stand on one point, and they find you are

have run them of the

members were beginning to titter,) " but You inay, perhaps, learn from him that it rained fixed on agreeing with them, and they cannot what I have seen and heard, under very pecu- yesterday ; and backed by the boldness of his object to the matter of your opinions, they liar circumstances, and without, I may, say, fears, you may get some credit for weather wis- have still a resource left, in objecting to your the possibility of deception, I cannot disbe- dom, if you doubt whether it will not rain tolieve." He then detailed some very striking morrow. He is Francis Moore's counterpart.

manner of uttering them. You speak unaffectparticulars. “I have hardly known a family,

The second class are the small talkers. bald plainness, and want of spirit and imagi

edly, and they censure you for mediocrity, a said he in conclusion, “ into whose confidence. These are tea-table appendages, and sometimes nation. I have been admitted, who have not had some hang by the dexter bend of ladies elbows! and The fifth class consists of the talkers in adinexplicable intimnation of the cleath of a near

are usually 'prim, puss gentlemen,' all pretti-mirations. I heard one of these, the other day. relative, or a bosom friend.”

ness and pettiness. Many other remarks were made, during the words of no tone,' they lisp, or cultivate some was all exclamation, like a German drama

Ceaseless tonguers of His conversation, if such it might be called, evening, on both sides of the question ; but, delicate mispronunciation of one of the four- and was made up of a due jargon of Good-Gods ! as they did not seem to contain much force or ayd-twenty letters, or of a few well-selected God bless mes Is-it-possibles! Who'd-hare novelty, it is not thought necessary to length-syllables. They have a chicken’s perseverence thought-its ! You-astonish-mes ! &c. en this paper by repeating them.

in picking up the smallest grain or chaff of The sixth are the interrogative class. Their The chairman is suspected to be quite a con- tea-table intelligence, yet are not greedy in the talk is all question: I should think their tongues vert to the notion he supported, though, con possession of it: you may have their secondtrary to his custom, he affected to be dubious; hand nothings at less than the cost trouble

. one of this genus. You feel, in conversing with

were shaped like a note of interrogation. I know in support of the suspicion it was particularly Their wit is as an island in a vast sea of three him, as a catechized charity-boy does, when he noticed that, when the speaker last alluded to, months' sail ; you may steer round it, and by is asked what his godfather promised not to do had concluded, the chairman smiled very kind it, and never înake it : or if you think you for him. Talk an hour dead with one of this ly upon him by way of encouragement, and descry it in the offing, you may tack for it, and class, and you will only hear from him such said he should be glad to drink his health over hope to drift to its shore; but when you really interrogatory afirmations as these following: again, which he did accordingly,

see it under your bow, you may coast round it, And so Jones is well ?--and Johnson's marri. and cast out your grapple-anchor to hold by it; ed ?--and you really now prefer Pope to Pom

but you might as soon tie your hose, or your fret ?--and you seriously deny that alderinan ON TALKERS.

horse up with a sunbeam, or get a will o' the Curtis is the author of Junius ?—and affirm wisp to light you like a well-bred watchian to that Dr. Watts did not write The Frisky Song

your lodgings, as, make ground there. The ster, There are as many varieties of talkers as light of their minds need not be hidden under The seventh, and most insufferable class, there are of tulips ; to classify them would re- bushel : a one-pill box would be a dome of are the exclusive talkers. One of these will quire the nice discernment and patient perse- 'ample space and verge enough' for it. Like undertake to talk for all the company present. verance of an ethical Linnæus ; and when done, one good deed in a naughty world,' it might If you impatiently throw in but one little word, it would be an useless classification, unless, in- shine far and wide therein, and yet not glid it's it is like flinging a large stone into a quick deed, Taste could be brought to have a love for confines. Their most delicate, prim mouths current-it disturbs, but cannot impede it, and the cultivation of them, with an ulterior view are like a perfumer's shop, for they breathe no- rather impels it still faster onward :-or like to the improvement of the several classes, by thing but sucets. “Miss A. has the sweetest striking a spark into a barrel of gunpowder

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a fresh explosion of words spreads a hubbub dancing after a month's gout; or like that

MATHEMATICS. and confusion all around it. Though he tells delicious giggle some schoolboy uncorks when you every thing you already know, you cannot the grim hush-compelling usher turns his

Solution of No. 2, by Mercurius. tell him any thing that he does not know. He back; or like the laugh, politeness has supcan tell you what a new book contains that is pressed, till one has got rid of some trouble

Let r the side of the cube ; then we have, by to come out next Tuesday, as well as if he was

- 3 = a maximum. some puppy or pedantic blockhead; or like an the question, r — himself Wednesday; or anticipate the merits olive to the palate of a winebibber, sickly in

Hence, dr= 3x2 dx, or, 3x2=1. of a great picture on the easel. If you mean itself, but giving a gusto to the old port of the

That is, r= to see the new tragedy, he has seen it, and he mind, or to the brisk, bubbling champaigne

=.5773502, the side of destroys all the delight you would have in its wine of wit. I was companied with an exag- the cube required. newness, by repeating the best points of it, gerator but yesterday, who was very seriously

Answers were received from Mr. W. M. Laurie, and by unravelling its plot. If you set out with remonstrated with by a sage old maiden lady

and Amicus. an anecdote, he snatches it out of your mouth, for a short indulgence in this lighter sort of as a covetous dog would a desired bone from nonsense. *Madam,' he replied, any man his best boon companion and dearest puppy-arrived at the door of discretion, who would

Solution of No. 3, by X, Y. friend, and tells it for you. You object that talk sense and seriousness during the gloomy

A. your's was a different version of the same story, month of November, would shew his entire and gently persist in telling it your own way: want of it; and I should either suspect him to

M. - he knows the other version as well as you do, be suicidally inclined, or as insane as my friend and re-relates it for you, but thinks his own Phipps, who went into Drury-lane theatre the best. If you persist, after all, in telling it last night, expecting to be rationally annused.

.D for yourself, he will insinuate to-morrow that such a man would light home his mother with you are in your anecdotage, and declare that a dark lantern, or read metaphysics to a man

c } you are the worst teller of a good thing since milliner, or sing Mozart's requiem to a mileGoldsmith. You could not have done a worse stone. Amateur nonsense-talkers are your only,

Draw the lines AC, CB, MN, and DE; and let thing than start an anecdote in his hearing, for sensible men. There could be no serious re

b=MD; a=ND; CE; and y=DE. Then, by that one is too sure of reminding him of a plication to such diverting lightness as this ; so hundred others; and the last one of that first my gentleman had his way, and on he went

similar triaogles, century of good things is so nearly related to like a falconer.'


EN. the first of the second century, that he cannot There are several other classes, which I shall choose but relate it, and you dare not choose notice in brief. There are the slow talkers, as

And, (by 47 Euclid I B.) but hear it. If you commence a favourite tedious as the music of Te Deum ; the quick y? (DE2) + (EN2) = 42 (ND2) quotation, he takes up the second line, goes talkers, as hasty as a postman's knock, and on with it, and ends by quoting twice as much perhaps not so full of information; the loud

Hence, y2

X (62-?). as you intended. This invariably leads him to talkers, to a nervous man as agreeable as the recollect another poem by the same author, ding-dong din of a dustman's bell, or a death- Or, y2 : a2 :: b2 -12 : b2, and, since, by the nawhich no doubt you have heard, but Mrs. Jones, knell in November; and the talkers of taste,

ture of the question a, will evidently represent an orwho is present, would perhaps like to hear, whose language is of no country, but is a jargon dinate, and b, an abscissa, of the carve, we deduco and then he begins it without farther prelude, of all countries, and consists of parrot-like re

from the equation a common property of the Ellipse. and yon can, if you please, go to sleep ad in- petitions of virtv, gusto, tout-ensemble, contour, Cor.-When the point D is in the middle of the terim, if you have no fear of his reproach for chiaro oscuro, Titianesque bits of colour, Tur- line MN the curve will be a circle. want of taste, &c. before your eyes, to keep nerian crispness and clearness, Claudean mel- Answers were received from Mr. Wilson, and them open. You have been to Paris, and he lowness, Tintoretto touches, &c. &c. affecting Merourius. informs you of your expenses on the road :-or term on term to the degrading of taste into a you are going to Scotland, and he narrates most chaotic cant of words.

N. M. M. pathetically the miseries of a German inn. Of

Question No. 6, by Mr. James Wilson. all talkers these are the worst.


Required the base of: a: triangle of a given beight The eighth class are the exaggerators, not

(A), and of which the area is equal to that of a given the professional, but amateur fibbers. These

In the early part of the year 1819, the Countess square. are a pleasant set of talkers : you must not, to and Lord Oxford, being very desirods to bear this be sure, take them literally. It is a humour juvenile Orpheus, who was then only four years and that even witty persons cannot always appre- a half old, applied to bis father, who was willing to

REPOSITORY OF GENIUS. ciate; to your thoroughly sensible and one-gratify their curiosity. Many persons of distinction, and-one-make-two sort of minds, “it is a stumb-, were present on the occasion. Sig. Barbbiti, an exling-block and a reproach? It is, perhaps, as musician on the piano. Por one

cellent Italian performer, accompanied the young Answer to Charade No. 10, in our last. to its conversational value, mere nonsense : it musician on the piano. For one piece alone Master is what an ingenious punster (fracturing a

Minnsi was encored five times. He was the idol French word in pieces) considers bad-in-age, Italian literature, then of London, but now of Edin

A li-ar, is that despicable thing of the company. Sig. Bagni, public Lecturer on,

You hint at, or I incorrectly sing. and not very good in youth. But, most sen borgh, a person distinguished alike by the mamers

The Ver-ger, is the easy office meant, sible reader, shut not thine ears against it: if of a gentleman, and the genius of a scholar, hap

If he esteem it sneh, then I'm content. Chou wouldst enjoy sense at any time, listen pened to be one of the party, Having been desired

A po-ney, is a very useful beast, soinetimes to his less capable brother, Non- | to deliver a piece of extempore poetry, after the

Though sometimes, where most useful, prized least. "serise. After the mind has been wearied by mavner of the Italian Improvisatori, in honour of

The ol-ive, is a symbol of sweet peace,

May that and plenty in this land ne'er cease. abstruse studies, or worldly carkings, or ima- the little musical prodigy, be imediately rose, and

Th’ italics shew a place of much renown, ginary ills, or positive griefs, is not nonsense placing himself in the middle of the drawing-room,

Fair Liverpool, my much lov'd native town. like letting a long-strained bow relax; or giv- with his eyes fixed upon Master Minasi, he attered

LIV. NAT. ing slackness to a lute-string? Nonsense is to the following beautiful Madrigale.

April 2nd, 1822. sense, like shade unto light, making, by strong Amore contrast, what is beautiful, still more beauti

Udi il piccol Minasi, ful:- it is like an intended discord in a delicious

Answer to John Swilbrigos Enigma in our last.

El all'amabil suo vago concento melady, making the next concord the sweeter;

Sdegnato scagliò al suolo il suo strumento,

Ma cessato il suo sdegno or like silent sleep after sorrowful wakefulness;

A German Flute. Verso del giovinetto suonatore or like that calm which succeeds a storm; or Innamorato a lui sen corse Amore. like cheerfulness after care; or like condescen

CHARADE No. 11. Among the readers of the Iris there may, perhaps, sion after hauteur; or like the freedom of a be some one, who uniting a taste for the Muses with In a considerable town in this country may be night-gown or slippers to the cramping of tight a knowledge of Italian, will favour the world with a found, --- a national calamity-a pledge of union--and boots and bursting buttons ; or like a night's poetical translation.

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English tongue from childhood ; besides all those

foreigners whom Literature or Trade induce to study Delicate Spirit, thou wert made

it. The increase of the English language in America, For the gentle Viola :

in the East, and in New South Wales, will only be And rue and rosemary to braic,

limited by a territory wbich far exeeds one quarter of POETRY. With poor Opbelia :

the globe, when its population shall be at a standOr with sweet Juliet's faith to prove

a niore permanent memorial of Britain than all her The aye-enduring power of love.

martial triumphs, and destined to make her reinemSONG.-CONCEALMENT.

bered and admired when they are long forgotten! Every softer, kindlier glow,

Finds its resting-place in thợe :
Au! chide me not, that o'er my cheek
So sweetly dost thou speak of woe,

FASHIONS FOR APRIL, No tears of silent sorrow steal,

It seems thy fitting ministry, Nor deem the ardent passion weak,

For ever thus the plaints to tell

[From Ackerman's Repository of Arts, Fashions,' &c.] My bosom long has learnt to feel ;

of maidens who have loved too well. No words my secret flame reveal,

No sighs the tale of love impart,
In Sorrow's touch so lightly press’d,

A French gray poplin round gown, made to fasten Yet looks of outward peace conceal

And Hope still lighter, burning still,

behind ; the bast is ornamented on each side with The sadness of a bursting heart.

Where young Love liv'd, and Beauty bless'd chenille to correspond, in a scroll pattern, in such a
The fond enthusiast of his will,

manner as to form a stomacher à l'antique. Long Yet do not blame me, il awbile

We mark the changing thoughts that prove 'tight sleeve with a full epaulette, consisting of two I wear the semblanoe of repose,

The maid who " never told her love.". falls disposed in bias, and stiffened at the edges, só And who a fleeting sammer smile,

as to stand out from the long sleeve : they are lightly To gild the darkness of my woes :

Or with Ophelia's fleeting mind,

embroidered at the edge in chenille. The bottom of Oh ! 'tis the lingering ray that throws

To shrink at once before the blast;

the long sleeve is pointed, and finished at the edge O'er the dim vale a blaze of light,

To wither in an hour, and find

with chenille. The trimming of the skirt consists of And bright in parting splendour glows

But one short grief,--the first and last :

a rouleau of gros de Naples to correspond at the botThe herald of a cheerless night.

To view the desolation wide,

tom, surmounted by a trimming of gros de Naples, And yield, nor dare to stem the tide.

quilted in the middle, and set on in a serpentine Or, in fond Julia's shape to tell,

direction. The pelisse word over this dress is comFROH ANACREON. What woman's beart can do and dare,

posed of a colour between a peach blossom and a What tale hath ever told so well

red lilac lutestring; it meets in front, and is tied up They say, fair Niobe of yore

The tyraut thrall that lovers bear?

with bows of bound latestring. The bottom of the And while I look on thee I feel

skirt is finished by a broad band of velvet to corresBecame a rock on Phrygia's shore ; And Pandion's bapless daughter flies,

'Twere raptore at some shrines to kneel

pond with branches of leaves issuing from it, disposed

in a scroll pattern, and bound with latestring. The lo form a swallow, through the skies.

Delicate Spirit thou wert made

body is ornamented on each side of the bust with --Had I the power to change, like they,

Thus to breathe thy noiseless spell,

French folds, finished at one end by a rosette of Heaven knows I'd change without delay ;

That hovers round like fairy braid,

crimped cord, and at the other by a ballion frog. The I envy all that marks the place

And binds, although invisible.

back is tight, and the bips are ornamented with frogs Which Rosabella deigns to grace ;

Delicate Spirit, fare thee well,

to correspond. Tight sleeve, finished at the hand The shawl that keeps her shoulders Warm;

Oh! breathe, for ever breathe thy spell. in a rich pattern of lutestring leaves edged with satio. The stream, that batbes her angel form;

Full epaalette, slashed across in an oval form, and The gems, that on her bosom blaze ;

the middle of each slash ornamented with lutestring The mirror, where she's wont to gaze ;


leaves. Head dress, a bonnet of white figured gros The perfumes, on her hair she sheds;

de Naples, trimmed with amber gauze, disposed in The very dust, on which she treads.

drapery folds across the back of the crown, and The Turkish Ambassador, who was at Paris in brought round to the bottom of the crown in front :

1798, bought a diamond of a jeweller in that city. the edge of the brim is finished by narrow folds of SONNETS FROM FILICAJA.

While the bargain was concluding, one of bis people pönceau and amber satin. A full bunch of flowers

stole a ring. Å little child saw it, and told his father adorn the crown, and white gros de Naples' strings lie On the Death of Christina, Queen of Sweden. after the Turk was gone. The jeweller immediately in a full bow on one side. Black shoes. Limerick The tree, which shaken of its royal boaghs

wrote to the Ambassador, who sent him word that he gloves.
should wait twenty-four hours. After the expiration

Gave with its trunk a shelter and a shade

of this time, the jeweller received a box directed to The evening dress is composed of gray silk; the Whose broad and towering top to heaven arose,

him, which be opened, and found in it the head of trimming of the skirt is of net, laid on full, and diHigh, as in earth its roots were deeply laid the thief, with the ring between his teeth!

vided into compartments by narrow sattin rouleaos, Where men the nest of all their hopes had made,

terminating at the top in points, each point flushed by Whence Virtue sought support amidst her woes,

three white satin leaves ; a double rouleau of white The branches of whose glory broadly spread

satin goes round the edge of the bottom of the skirt. From the far West to where the Caspian flows- To parody, a famous expression of Mirabeau, it The corsage is of net; it is full on each side of the Yields, as its massy roots are rent away,

may be said that the French language is making the bust, the fullness confined in the middle by a narrow And in its mighty ruin buries all

tour of the world.' A French Journal is now printed band of satin ; it is sloped down at each side to form That in the shelter of its shadow lay.

at Smyrna, under the title of the Spectateur Orien- the shape of the bosom, and is edged by a singularly It sinks as if the solid world gave way,

tal;' and another is published in the Russian empire, pretty satin trimming, which also goes round the Majestic in the thunder of its fall,

at Odessa ; two French papers appear at Madrid, bust. The corsage is out low and square round the And mighty, e’en in ruin and decay.

the one entitled the Regulateur,' and the other the bust; the waist is of the usual length; a net sash, To Italy.

Boussole, England has its · Courier de Londres ;' richly wrought in steel, is tied on one side. Short

and several French Journals appear in various parts full sleeve, composed of Urling's net, finished at the Where is thine arm, Italia ?- Why shonldst thou of Germany and Switzerland. Such are the accounts bottom by a narrow satin band, and ornamented with

Fight with the strangers ?-fierce alike to me of the French themselves of their language. Let us satin in the form of bat's wings. Hair dressed low Seem thy defender, and thine enemy; compare them with the English, destined perhaps one

behind, full on the temples, and less divided on the Both were thy vassals once--though victors now. day to exceed all other languages in universality :- forehead than usual. Head-dress a double wreath of Thas dost thou guard the wreath that bound thy brow, In Paris, one paper; in Brussels, one ; in Canada, spring flowers. Necklace and ear-rings, pearl.

The wreck of perish'd empire ;-When to thee several ; in America, between three and four hundred; White kid gloves. White gros de Naples slippers.
Virtue and valour pledged their fealty, .
in the different West India Islands, seven or eight

Was this thy glorious promise, this thy vow? at least; in New Soutb Wales, two and a magazine ;
Go then : reject thine ancient worth, and wed

in India, five or six, and also one or two periodical The favourite articles in jewellery are necklaces Degenerate Sloth : ’midst blood, and groans, and works ; at the Cape of Good Hope, and in our other of several rows of pearls, twisted and fastened with cries,

Colonies, one. paper at least. While 15,000,000 of a richly-ornamented ring of polished steel. Sleep on, all beedless of the loud alarms.

persons in the West Indies and America, 20,000,000 The favourite colonrs are jonquil, milk chocolate, Sleep vile adulteress from thy guilty bed,

at boine, and half a million or more in the different Egyptian reed, and Parma violet : the fast approachToo soon th' avenging sword shall bid thee rise, Colonies of the East and in Europe, making a total ing spring will, no donbt, make all these favourite Or pierce thee slumbering in thy minion's arms. of 35,000,000 inhabiting every climate, speak the colours more general.



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pretty handsomely dow :- Mrs. Penlove you seemed | if I were able,' walking across the room ; • It would

to cnt the Saltlins last night, and there was the whole be nonsense to attempt,' seating herself at the inNo. III. THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1822. cry of them there." Say hue and cry,' observed strument, 'really,' tittering and rupping her fingers

the Doctor,' for I' never saw such complexions in over the keys, I'm quite sure I can't remember, I fear I bave a liule cury for satire., Beppo.

my life.' • Like daffodils dissolved into their stems,' Fanny is this it-Eliza ? said she beginning.

said Miss Annesley, - if I had such a green and Young Oscar rode through the ranks of war, It was one o'clock. My master is gone to town, yellow melancholy' afliction I would not scruple to His heart was brave bat tender too, said the serviunt : But Mrs. Peplove is at home?' tinge it with the rose.' "Were not you insafferably

On his breast a gold and glittering star, interrogated the Doctor. • I will ask, gentlemen; hot Doctor?' said Mrs. Penlove, I am sure I must will you send in your names ?' said the servant. have looked ghastly with it myself.' And I am

Sharp and bright was the sword he drew.

For liberty thus I fight,' he said, Panacey* and Volatile gave their cards to the man sure that Miss Saltlins ought to thank you for that and he carried them to his mistress. •0! to be sure,' speech,' said Volatile. Mrs. Benbee manages such

And wav'd his good sword to and fro;

· And when for liberty once I've bled, said Mrs. Penlove; but she followed the servant into things the best,' said the Doctor, ‘no variation of

To claim my Ada's hand I'll go.' the ball. I must really beg your pardon; but Wil- temperature seems to affect ber--hot or cold she is liam is quite new, and thought, I sappose, that no always the same.' She did not look well a few

Alas! alas ! the gallant warrior, one could be admitted when we were at breakfast.' weeks ago,' said Mrs. Penlove, but I am glad to

These words bis lips had scarcely pass'd, } •We,' said Volatile, 'who have you with you? Miss see she is recovered.' Did she call you in Doctor,'

When, none could be than Ada sorrier,

He wounded sell and breath'd his last. Annesley!' ejaculated be, entering the room, who said Volatilé. •No-Stoby-' said Miss Annesley. thought of seeing Miss Annesley!' Salutations of • For shame, for shame desist!' said Mrs. Peplove, When she bad finished, and the necessary complisorprize and pleasure were now mutually given, and really Mary, I wonder you will join in or encourage ments were paid, Volatile and the Doctor took leave the party resolved itself into a morning committee sach calumnies: I beg of you to desist-see Mrs. and departed. The song, the singer, the music, the of scandal.

Finnikin and daughters are coming up the avenue ; coy confusions of Miss Fanny and Miss Finnikin, the . Why did we not see you last night ?' said the vow Doctor and you incorrigible Volatile, I pray you affectation of Miss Jane, the exulung looks of Mamma, Doctor, addressing Miss Annesley. I only came to be silent.' Nay,' said Volatile, • I am sure I the sarcastic glances of Miss Annesley, the reproving this morning-1 dare say that is the reason,' rejoined have been quite inoffensive this morning.' Why for yet half laughing countenance of sweet Mrs. Penlove, the lady. , For my part,' said Volatile, * I am very once perbaps you have not been acting yourself, bat--altogether presented such a scene as they found it glad you did arrive a day after the fair. After the you have prompted my sister and Panacey : I assure impossible to withstand. fair Miss Annesley could not come,' said the Doctor. yoa Mrs. Finnikin has a shocking opinion of you, Condescending to pun,' said. Volatile, 'its an odious and the girls declare they dare not open their mouths

Will,' said the Doctor · this is a fine sketch for valgarity.' • At least a courteous retort to a proverb,' before Mr. Volatile, he is so very satirical.'

• Do the Musaeid.'

• The Parsun won't permit it,' said said the lady, : but why do you rejoice at my absence, they say so, for once tizen they shall think me agree. Volatile, I'm sure he won't; you know how he disI pray you?' * From pure motives of humanity iable and polite.'

likes lampoons ; indeed I begin to be of the same assure you, fifty people's characters will be spared at In padded Mrs. Finnikin and in slided the Graces opinion myself,' I think they're offensive and silly: least two days to come. If I possessed any wit,' said her daughters. • Good morning Mrs. Penlove--glad

But a description of real life is no lampoon,' said Miss Annesley, there was nothing to exercise it last to see Miss Annesley-hope Mr. Volatile's well-the Doctor, at least, if it be so, the life itself must night: Mrs. Penlove bas given me a pretty clear idea Doctor Panacey your most obedient-breakfasting, at of the party, and with the assistance of ber band and a most elegant hour-out last night I suppose.'-- In the ing; can you see no inoral appended to the relation

be a lampoon upon propriety. Think upon this morneye bas described them tolerably well- though to be mean tiine the Graces had slightly 'coartesied and sunk of such an idle gossip? The very truth is more sure my sister's quizzing is the most innocent in the upon the couch.

· Are you fatigued Ladies !' said ridiculous than any invention could suppose it, and world.' • Pray,' said the Doctor, “pray Mrs. Pen- Volatile approaching them. “No--I'm not are you shews how far people may ramble without their senses, love did you speak to Mrs. Pinsleeve? she was quite Jane- Fanny ?' said the eldest. • Because you drop: before they return to recover them. I am sure I did easy in her admiration of the various dresses and ped so languidly into your seat,' said Volatile. O

not mean to be irrational' when I went, and you see milinery of the ladies, but much more technical 1 dear ro,' said Miss Fanny, rising, with a pert brisk; what a fool I shall appear.-Miss Annesley is a clever thought than was perfectly consistent with her pro- ness of manner, you may have mine, Mr. Volatile,' girl, but she gives herself up to the habit of ridicule, ressed acquaiutance with the King.' Bless me,' said and looking triumphantly at her sisters' as having and her good talents seldom appear. The Miss Miss Annesley, is not that Brighton marvel ex. escaped the impertinent tormentor, walked waddling. Finpikins are only fools because they push themselves ploded? I have the marks of her thumb and finger en ly to the window. Volatile quietly took her place on into sitaations which they do not naturally fill. But my arm yet, which detained me listening to it last the sopha, and directed his attention to the two sisters you and I Volatile are the worst because we join in Christmas but one.' 'I saw poor Miss Dandle in which were left,-ever and anon joining the conver

what we feel to be wrong, and indulge in a vice which a similar jeopardy last night,' said Volatile,' and, sation of the other part of the company. Pray Miss

we are sure is contemptible. kuight-errant-like, I was going to relieve her, had I Finnikin, I know you're a literary lady, have you not perceived another fair damsel in the utmost dis- read Lord Orford's Memoirs ?' *No!' replied she, tress from the vociferous encounters of Prattlelond, • who is the author of it-is it a pretty thing ? Very

TO CORRESPONDENTS. and my heart more relented towards her.' 'Is that entertaining,' said Volatile, and the historical anecnoisy wretch in existence,' said Miss Annesley.- dotes exceedingly curious.' Jane will you remem

We have had several angry letters complaining of personality

in our sketch of the new Bonnet, and others from ladies 0! do let me hear something about him,' said Vola-ber we ask Miss Blinkborne to pat our names down wbo would have been evidently pleased by our notice. tile, he's my utter antipathy, Nay, my dear fel- for it to-morrow: mamma,' turning to Volatile,' wont Such difference there is in the dispositions of mankind. low,' said the Doctor, you can never hear any thing let us have povels from the common circulating li

Our wish is only to oblige, and we are sorry that we cannot

consistently reply that we both did and did not intend to about him, his own rattle drowns every other sound braries, because, she says there's no discretion in

be personal. The simple fact is this, we meant nobody in his vicinity 'tis like striking the tympanum with the choice of them,' Miss Jane, if I remember, is and meant every body in our descriptions. a druinstick and a feather at once. I pardon that a lover of poetry!' O no! that's Fanny,' said Miss •Who can come in, and say that we mean her, pun from sympathy,' said Volatile. “Do you know,' Jane. "And writes verses too, does she not!' said When such a one as she, such is her neighbour? said Miss Annesley, he fixed upon me as a proper Volatile. O yes!' said Mrs. Finnikin tarning round Lucy says we treat onr correspondents with too much conobject for his butt last winter, and his great bolts -- quite delighted with Volatile's attention to her tempt, and supposes her own communication will be passed were levelled at me during a whole evening-he daughters, Fanny writes very pretty verses, she's

into oblivion-we beg her pardon-we shall publish it

next week'clara Luce." would have resumed his condescension on the follow- sent a many to the magazines. What magazine ing night but I shewed a disinclination to his notice, does she honour with her productions ?" said Volatile. If a Well-wisher would revise and polish his compositions,

we should be glad to hear from him occasionally. The which he thought proper to resent. And how did 0! you know Mamma they were never put in,' said dramatic scene is not only too long but too carelessly you rebuff him, such impudence as his would not be Miss Finnikin, · You are always talking about my written for our purpose. It is returned according to his easily abasbed. I suffered him to stalk after me poetry Mamma,' said Miss Fanny, 'I really wish you for a wbile, and once, wheu he was thrusting his dat would not be so foolish.' Pray,' said Miss Annesley

V. wants to know who we are. Good! blank countenance over Eliza Ailsworth's shoulder, with most malicious meaning, can Miss Jane Finnikin

What could encourage Dorothea to send sach poetry to us

aon concessere columna'our columns have not endured to utter something which he considered exceedingly remember the song which her sister Fanny wrote and witty, I addressed bim in grave terms on the imper- Miss Finuikin composed--if she can perhaps she will

The song beginning 'were this heart now beating,' ended in tinence of his conduct, and told him, from the speci-oblige us by singing it.' • Jane love,' said Mrs. men I had of his ability, if ever fortune should raise Finnikin, try to sing it for us, will you my love? These are our war correspondents, we shall be glad to see me to a throne, I would take especial care to send Let me prevail with you Miss Jane,' said the Doctor, for bim to court as a buffoon.' Poor Frank,' said opening the piano and appearing anxious for her Mr. Smith has seut for our perusal a letter signed M. T.-Mrs. Penlove. I am afraid,' said the Doctor, you'd decision, though he knew well enough she would

empty indeed! The scurrile jests of such a writer caunut find him but a sad blockhead for a merryman.'

affect any one. • No consent.. I can't,' said Miss Jane, at the same time

He shall have liberty more punning,' said Volatile, “ we've discussed Frank half drawing her glove: * I'm sure, I can't,' palling

Withal, as large a charter as the wind; it entirely off, and fidgeting with the other; the To blow on whom he please; for 80 Fools have. • Our Friend has been excessively wrotb that we have not Doctor looked still more desirous; indeed you must Our friends will not forget Tur EVITORS OF THE MUSAEID, istro doced him before.

excuse me,' rising from the sophia; • I really would AT THE IRIS OFFICE.




the fire.

the wafer ones tane.



end of the church. A long band of priests | the pavement,--assembled together to await

advanced, loaded with still augmenting mag- the blessings of an old man, their fellow morAPRIL.

nificence, as they ascended to the higher orders. tal, now tottering on the brink of the grave. Cloth of gold, and embroidery, of gold and Not the least picturesque figures among the

silver, and crimson velvet, and mantles of throng, were the Contadini, who, in every SUNDAY, 7.-Easter Day, or Easter Sunday.

spotted ermine, and flowing trains, and atten- variety of curious costume, had Aocked in from

dant train-bearers, and mitres and crucifixes their distant mountain villages, to receive the Much difference of opinion prevailed in the glittering with jewels, and priests and patri- blessings of the Holy Father, and whose bright Eastern and Western churches respecting the archs, and bishops and cardinals, dazzled the and eager countenances, shaded by their long precise time of observing Easter ; till, in 325, astonished eye, and filled the whole length of dark hair, were turned to the balcony where the Council of Nice declared that the feast St. Peter's. Lastly came the Pope, in his crimson the Pope was to appear. At length the two should be kept by all churches on the same chair of state (sedin gestatoria), borne on the white Ostrich-feather fans, the forerunners of day. Easter is styled by the fathers the high- shoulders of twenty Palfrenieri

, arrayed in his approach, were seen; and he was borne est of all festivals, the feast of feasts, the robes of white, and wearing the tiara, or triple forward on his throne, above the shoulders of queen of festivals, and Dominica Gaudii, the crown of the conjoined Trinity, with a canopy the Cardinals and Bishops, who filled the baljoyous Sunday. Masters granted freedom to of cloth of silver floating over his head ; and cony. After an audible prayer he arose, and, their slaves at this season, and valuable pre- preceded by two men, carrying enormous fans, elevating his hands to heaven, invoked a solemn sents were made to the poor.

composed of large plumes of ostrich feathers, benediction upon the assembled multitude, and A very singular custom formerly prevailed mounted on long gilded wands. He stopped to the people committed to his charge. Every at Lostwithiei, in Cornwall, upon Easter Sun-pay his adorations to the miraculous Madonna head was uncovered; the soldiers, and many day. The freeholders of the town and manor in her chapel, about half way up; and this of the spectators, sunk on their knees on the having assembled together, either in person duty which he never omits, being performed, pavement to receive the blessing That blesor by their deputies, one among them, each he was slowly borne past the High Altar, sing was given with impressive solemnity, but in his turn, gaily attired and gallantly mount- liberally giving his benediction with the twirl with little of gesture or parade. Immediately ed, with a sceptre in his hand, a crown on his , of the three fingers as he passed.

the thundering of cannon from the castle Si. head, and a sword borne before him, and re- • They then set him down upon a mag- Angelo, and the peal of bells from St. Peter's, spectfully attended by all the rest on horse- nificent stool, in front of the altar, on which proclaimed the joyful tidings to the skies. The back, rode through the principal street in so he knelt, and his crown being taken off, and Pope was borne out, and the people rose from lemn state to the church.” At the churchyard the Cardinals taking off their little red skull their knees.' stile the curate or other minister approached caps, and all kneeling in a row, he was sup- The pope's benediction this day, the Italians to meet him in reverential pomp, and then posed to pray. Having remained a few minutes say, extends all over the world, but on Thursconducted him to church to hear divine ser- in this attitude, they took him to the chair day it only goes to the gates' of Rome. On vice: On leaving the church, he repaired with prepared for him, on the right of the throne. Thursday, too, previously to the benediction, the same pomp and retinue to a house previ- There he read, or seemed to read, something one of the Cardinals curses all Jews, Turks ously prepared for his reception. Here a feast, out of a book, and then he was again taken to and heretics, ' by bell, book, and candle. The suited to the dignity he had assumed, awaited the altar, on which his tiara was placed ; and, little bell is rung, the curse is sung from the him and his suite; and being placed at the bare-headed, he repeated--or, as by courtesy, book, and the lighted taper thrown down among head of the table, he was served, kneeling, they call it, sang--a small part of the service, the people. The Pope's benediction immediwith all the rights and ceremonies that a real threw up clouds of incense, and was removed ately follows upon all true believers. prince might expect. This ceremony ended to the crimson-canopied throne ; and high with the dinner; the prince being voluntarily mass was celebrated by a cardinal and two

SEA STORIES; disrobed, and descending from his momentary bishops, at which he assisted. During the Or,the Voyage and Adventures of Cyril Shenstone, Esq. exaltation to mix with common mortals. On whole of the service, it was observed that the the origin of this custom but one opinion can only part of the congregation who were in the

No. VII. be reasonably entertained, though it may be least attentive, were the small body of English, difficult to trace the precise period of its com- whom curiosity, and perhaps a sense of deco- Mark how a villaio may awhile succeed

But heaven anon will blight him. mencement. It seems to have originated in rum rendered so. All the Italians seemed to

The Two Dukes. the actual appearance of the prince, who consider it quite as much of a pageant as ourresided at Restormel Castle in former ages, selves, but neither a new nor an interesting one;

(Continued from our last.) But on the removal of royalty, this mimic and they were walking about,

and talking, and

XVIII. grandeur stepped forth as its shadowy re-interchanging pinches of snutf with each other,

This was for longer stay excuse presentative, and contitled for many genera- exactly as if it had been a place of amusement, Nor did they my request refuse tions as a memorial to posterity of the princely ---till the tinkling of a little bell, which an- Which gained with shelter front the storm magnificence with which Lostwithiel had for nounced the elevation of the Host, changed More time my purpose to perform. merly been honoured. (Hitchin's Historij of the scene. Every knee was now bent to the Those throagh the castle who have been, Cornicall, 4to.)

earth, every voice was hushed; the reversed Have in the servants' kitchen seen, On Easter Sunday, the grandest Catholic arms of the military rung with an instantaneous

The tablé stretched from side to side, festival of the year, the church puts forth all clang on the marble pavement, as they sank on

The huge stone chimney gaping wide,

With grate full large enough I trow, her pomp and splendour, which are seen to the ground, and all was still as death. This

To roast an avdivided doe; the greatest advantage in the noble church of did not last above two minutes. The Host was

While roand are hung, the walls to grace, St. Peter's at Rome. The Pope assists at swallowed, and so began and ended the only

The various trophies of the chase. high mass, and there is a very grand proces- thing that bore even the smallest outward as

Stag horns in pairs to rafters fixed, sion, which, as it took place in the year 1818, pect of religion The military now poured out With fox and wolfskins intermixed; is well described by the indefatigable author of St. Peter's, and formed an extensive ring be- The Baron's arms engraved on stone, quoted in our last.

fore its spacions front, behind which the horse Portraits of servants long since gone, “ The church,” says our observer,* “ was guards were drawn up, and an immense number And weapons all in order stowed, lined with the Guarda Nobile, in their splen- of carriages, filled with splendidly dressed wo

The Baron's warlike spirit showed.

XIX. did uniforms of gold and scarlet and nodding men, and thousands of people on foot, were

There seated in that festive place, plumes of white ostrich feathers, and the assembled. But the multitude almost shrunk

Which did not show a single face ; Swiss guards, with their polished cuirasses into insignificance in the vast area of the piazza;

Shaded with horror or with care, and steel helmets. The great centre aisle was and neither piety nor curiosity had collected

But all was pleasant gay and fair ; kept clear by a double wall of armed men, together sufficient numbers to fill it.

And so nnlike the life I led, for the grand procession, the approach of *The tops of the colonnades all round were,

Of blood, of rapine, and of dread ; which, after much expectation, was proclaim- however, thronged with spectators; and it was A robber's life I had forsworn, ed by the sound of a trumpet from the farther a curious sight to see such a mixture of all

And all my former ways forborne ; ranks and nations,-from the coronetted heads But recollection of my vow, * Rome in the Nineteenth Century. of kings to the poor cripple who crawled along Habits not to be broken dow,


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