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fresh beef ; calls out for the fidlers, and a fortune at the hells and other gaming Rule Britannia ; pelts Tom Sikes in the shops ; and in making Rowbottom's, or pit; and compares Othello to the black some other coffee shop, the Finish of the ship's cook in his white night cap. idle twenty-four hours; the close of one When he comes to London, he and some space of existence, the links of which messmates take a backuey-coach, full of are dropping imperceptively from the Bet Monsons and tobacco-pipes, and go chain which binds us to our body of clay? through the streets smoking and lolling ut let us pause a moment, and look at out of window. He has ever been cau the company:-where a roofless prostitute tious' of venturing on horseback; and foot, sore from walking her weary round, among his other sights in foreign parts, unhealthy and miserable, pennyless, and relates with unfeigned astonishment how unsuccessful in vending her perilous and he has seen the Turks ride,-“ Ouly,

hacknied embraces. She cannot face the says he, guarding against the hearer's old fury in whose house she had lodged : incredulity, « they have saddle-boxes to her week is up, and with it, her game is hold 'em in, fore and aft; and shovels nearly the same; but she must rest her like for stirrups.

He will tell you how limbs, chilled with the damp air of night, the Chinese drink, and the Negurs dance, for a few hours. “Will you treat me to and the monkeys pelt you with cocoa a cup of coffee?" she is saying to a nuts; and how King Domy would have youth sitting near her. She obtains it built him a mud hut and made him a _degraded nature is somewhat refreshed: peer of the realm, if he would have perhaps the next comer in may give her stopped with him and taught him to what will pay her lodging, or she must make trowsers. He has a sister at a again commence the march of infamy for “School for Young Ladies," who blushes a bit of bread. There you may behold with a mixture of pleasure and shame at the distracted apprentice gulping his dose his appearance; and whose confusion he of tea and sorrow together; the plunder completes, by slipping four-pence into table has just closed its wicked work, her hand, and saying out loud that he and he is told that they can play no, has “no more copper” about him. longer. His purse is reduced to bis last His mother and elder sisters at home shilling, and that shilling is not his own doat on all he says and does, telling him -he has to encounter a master, and however that he is a great sea fellow, must soon account for the money he has and was always wild ever since he was a embezzled. Yet pity lurks in his wounded hop-o'-my-thumbno higher than the bosom, and he pays the night walker's window-locker. He tells his mother that breakfast for her.

« Alas!” he may say she would be a Duchess in Paranaboo; to himself, “ we shall soon be two outat which the good old portly dame laughs casts, homeless, and without a friend, and looks proud. When his sisters com- nay worse, the refuse of society, a chaplain of his romping, he says that they racter for the finger of scorn to point at, are only sorry it is not the baker. He beings under the suspicious eye of the frightens them with a mask made after the police. “Well, and what comes next? New Zealand fashion, and is forgiven for a reprobate of fashion, motionless, too his learning. Their mantle-piece is filled drunk to get home, he must sleep it off : by bim with shells and sharks' teeth; and the eye of another Cyprian is on him; will when he goes to sea again, there is no she steal his heart? no, the powers of end of tears, and God bless-you's, and enchantment have faded away with her; home-made gingerbread.

paltry gain, and the grosser passions, are

all within her power: if the profligate's A COFFEE SHOP.

purse is not already gone, it is in danger.

Near him is a face of concealment, a doer “ Avaunt, ye midnight bags !"

of dark deeds; he must not alarm the SHAKSPEARE.

neighbourhood with knocking at his At the dreary hour of three, what a gate, yet must he not meet the broad scene does a coffee sliop present! It face of day, a glimmer of twilight must opens its gates to the pauper and the conduct him to his abode, and a whisper profligate, to the hireling Cyprian, and at the window must gain him admittance; the libertine bent on fun, and on seeing he has done his work, and he is jealous what is called life! What a prostitution of every glance falling on him from the of the term! Does life consist in sleeping surrounding circle. A shiveriug hag, away the day, in visiting the five's-court, whose trade is begging, occupies that the billiard tables; in taverning it, and nook; and in another sits a spy. Now rioting it; in adding to the crimes of the door opens to a self-destroying thing, the mercenary frail one; in dissipating who had once

up

THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN. " Four score acres of land, With corn and cattle in store;

me, my dear?" comes from a haggard, And though he has noge at command,

graceless, wayward sister. The watch Yet still be's as gay as before."

man yawus out the remnant of his task; Is he gay? that appearance is assumed : and the market gardener cracks his whip, he laughs with the girls of the town, offers impatient of the day. He can sleep, bis bis snuff to the surly cove, jokes, rosy cheeks evince a calm contented banters, makes ten times told puns, and mind, industry and toil smooth his pillow depends upon his good humour,

for him; but the gamester, and the night-,

robber, the spendthrift and the prostitute, ..To clothe and feed him."

the outcast and the ruined, each of them He is seen to approach the bench where

-doth murder sleep, youth and inexperience sit, where the The iouocent sleep, sleep that knits outward garb bespeaks the gentleman.

Tue ravel'd sleeve of care." His face wears a smile on seeing half-acrown changed by a young man, who THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN AND looks as if he was let out from a house of DOMESTIC GUIDE.No. IV. intrigue, and cannot yet be let in by his aunt's house-maid, this is a hit, a dead

FLATULENT COLIC. hit. The ci-devant gentleman quotes

- FLATULENT COLIC is not unfrequently Shakspeare, Pope, and Addison, nay brought on by the patient's eating unripe even speaks French. A place is made fruit, and those kinds of food which are for him, he now sports a quotation from difficult of digestion. I have known it Horace, this gains him a cup of coffee; to arise from checked perspiration, and good, he rubs his hands-an anecdote, il

the like. This kind of colic is attended second cup,-a worse pun than ever. with a sensation of stretching of the But he has been schooled at Eton, and part affected, which is either the stomach it is evident he has seen better days. His or the intestines; and the patient is dress is that of a sporting man, but its usually relieved by certain natural occur. hue and texture partook of the spider's rences ; but the pain is not confined to web, and the faded leaf, the least rough any one part, for it seems, if I may use usage would bring it to ruiu The day the expression, to rove' about the intesapproaches, he has had rest and slender tines; and instances occur, where the food, and with his comb-case and shirt head remains in violent and continued collar, his pencil and decayed tablets in pain. bis pocket, long a stranger to coin, he The plan I recommend persons labourmust remove his trunk (that of his body, ing under this colic to pursue, is as and the only one which he has), and with follows: If he considers the disease is it his little fortune. Has he a home ?- caused by eating unripe fruit, or by think not.

An occupation ? Nonę. drinking liquors in an actual state of fera Au income? The wheel of chance. inentation, &c. he may take a little good Perhaps he may borrow some silver of brandy, perhaps the quantity of a table a green-born; be asked to dine by an spoonful twice or thrice repeated, will eccentric, who can blame and pity at the be sufficient: he must apply warmth to same time; a happy anecdote may pro- the feet, and foment the part affected. duce a pledged cup at a public house; or

This kind of treatinent will be usually an act of urbanity to a fair cast-away successful, where no iuflammation exists; may bring an invitation to call at her but where this has taken place, he must lodgings, to partake of a cup of tea, and nut, on any account, be suffered to take a drop of jackey.--He must pay for both spirits, or any thing of a hot and irriwith a dish of Hattery, or take her part if tating nature. Were be to be imprudent a watchman, insolent in office, should enough to act in opposition to this overstep nis authority, and use her ill. advice, a dreadful aggravation of the What à fortune it would be to him, complaint would ensue. In such an in. should a street-aceident procure him a stance, he ought to keep himself low, patron, to whom, in saving the man of endeavour to excite perspiration, and money from being run over, he may tell take gentle evacuants; and indeed, if the his case-i. e. that his fortune is spent, violence of the disease does not go off and extract a pound, slowly and re- by this means, treatment more bold and luctantly parted with.-Is this life? 'tis decided must we have l'ecourse to : daily death. Lastly, there lies a troubled bleeding will be of great service, and, spirit, he cannot sleep; how brief and indeed, the whole of the antiphlogistic disturbed too, is the short repose of the remedies must be called into action if all inauy here! Without the shop, the plain- iuflammatory syinptoms do not speedily tive voice of, “Will you go home with give way.

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LEGAL wit. must not be premature in returuing to LORD NORBURY was asking the those foods causing flatulency and irrita- reason of the delay that happened in a tion of the bowels. By such imprudent cause, and he was answered, it was and childish indulgence, I have seen because Mr. Serjeant Joy, who was to instances of a return of the colic in a lead, was absent, but Mr. Hope, the very severe degree.

Solicitor, had said that he would return Some people are frequently troubled immediately: when his Lordship humourwith slight attacks of Aatulent colic: in ously repeated the well known lines these cases, a glass of strong pepper. mint-water will often given ease; and, if

Hope told a flattering tale, the bowels are not in an actual state of

That Joy would soon return." constipation, we may venture to give a

BAR ANECDOTE. tea spoonful of the compound tincture « What have you got to say, old of camphor, once or twice during the Bacon-face? said a Counsellorto a attack.

W. B.

Farmer, at a late Cambridge, Assizes. (We shall endeavour to give Hysteric “Why,” answered the Farmer,"

I am and Nervous Colic in our next.) thinking, my Bacon-face and your Calfi'.

head would make a very good dish !" To Change the Hair or Beard Black.

LOGICAL CONSEQUENCES. TAKE oil of costas and myrtle, of

An attorney having died, Mr. Jekyll, each an ounce and a half, mix them well the barrister, was told that he had left few in a leaden mortar; add liquid pitch; effects. “ I am not surprised at that," expressed juice of walnut leaves and said the witty barrister, “'for we all know laudanam, of each half an ounce; gall. he had few causes." nuts, black-lead, and frankincense, of each a drachm; and a sufficient quantity of mucilage of gum-arabic made Here lies my dear wife, a sad slattern with a decoction of gall-nuts.

and sbrew, Rub the head, or the chin, after shaving, If I said I regretted her, I should lie with this mixture.

too. A Fluid to Dye the Hair of a Flaxen Colour.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. < TAKE & quart of lye prepared from

We thank J. T. S. for his commenthe ashes of vine twigs; briory, celandine dations, as well as his poetry, although roots, and turmeric, of each half an we must decline the latter : we are sorry ounce; saffron and lily roots, of each he mistook our silence for acquiescence. two drachms į Aowers of mullein, yellow We have not as yet been able to decide stechas, broom, and St. John's-wort, of on the merits of his Scotch Talo." each a drachm; boil these ingredients “ A Love Letter,” from a Pedantic together, and strain off the liquor clear. Schoolmaster, will be inserted.

Frequently wash the hair with this Auid, and in a little time it will change Garden; and Love, by. G. J. L.; &

My Lover; Description of Covent to a beautiful faxen colour.

Mothers' Lament; Sufferings of a Post A Remedy for Corns on the Feet.

Horse ; and the Kiss, by J. T. Dobbs, Roast a clove of garlic on a live coal, are not suited for our pages. or in hot ashes: apply it to the corn and fasten it on with a piece of cloth. This

Night,"

," by H. M.J., will be inserted. cosmetic (to use the expression) must

We have not as yet decided on his other not be made use of till the moment of

contributions. going to bed. It softens the corn to such We presume that M. had not seen our à degree, that it loosens and wholly reply to her previous application. We removes the core in two or three days, can only now re-assure her, that her conhowever inveterate; afterwards wash tributions will be as acceptable as ever. the foot with warm water ; iu a little We cannot answer J. I.'s question, till time the indurated skin, that forms the horny tunic of the corn, will disappear,

we have seen the drawing he speaks of. and leave the part as clean and smooth as

The first part of Gerald's communi. if it had never been attacked with any cation has not as yet beer received from - disorder. It is right to renew this appli- the former Proprietor. cation two or three times in twenty-four Titles, and a General Index, will be hours.

given at the close of the Volume. LONDON:-WILLIAM CHARLTON WRIGHT, 65, Paternoster

and
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be had of all Booksellers and Newsmen,

Row,

THE PORTFOLIO,

COMPRISING

1. The Flowers of Literature. 2. The Spirit of the Apagazines.

3. The awonders of Mature and dit. 4. The family Physician and Domestic Guide. 5. The mechanic's Dracle.

THE LADY OF THE LONG HAIR.-A ROMANTIC Fact.

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CONTENTS.
The Lady of the Long Hair-a Romantie An Old Sailor's Story

2:2 Fact.

241

Wonders of Nature and Art-A Shower of The Fugitive-a Scene from Nature.. 243 Meteors

254 Who'd have thought it?.

244 The Family Physician-Rules for Bathing 255 Anecdotes of celebrated Women.. 246 Chemical Experiments.

ib. The Delights of Travelling

247
Eccentricity

256 The Three Thieves ...... 248 Bon-Mots, &c..

ib. The Convict 230 Original Poetry..

ib.

PURSUING our journey last summer Antrim, being on his way to an enterfrom the Giant's Causeway, round the tainment given by the prince of the next northern coast of Ireland to Belfast, our county, accompanied by his daughter attention was particularly attracted by Comala, so called from her long hair, the ruins of a small square tower in the his only child, and heiress to his extenopen sea, at the foot of Ballygally Head, sive territory, and attended only by a few about three miles from the harbour of domestics, was suddenly set upon by a Larne; relative to which we learned the band of armed men under the command following traditionary romance from the of O'Doherty, prince of Ionishuna, to peasants of the neighbourhood.

whom he had refused the lovely Comala At that period when each petty prince in marriage. Having quickly formed in Ireland reigned supreme over his own his followers in a circle, and placed his territory, and was constantly at variance daughter in the centre, they made a with one another, or with bis Scottish brave but ineffectual resistance, every , neighbours, Mac Fionne, chieftain of one of his attendants being killed upon that part of the kingdom now called the spot, and himself severely wounded. VOL. III.

July 31.

No. 76.-Price 2d.

O'Doherty, instantly seizing the terrified father to the long-haired Comala, who Cumala, and placing her before him on had sent him to give liberty and assurance his horse, bore the shrieking dansel off of her unalterable attachment to the in viumph. Ruused by the cries of noble Scot. Having said this, he gave suffering beauty, a young Scotch warrior the young laird a sword, and desired him boldly encountered the cruel chief, and to follow cautiously to the shore, where commanded him to release the lady. a boat waited to convey him to his own O'Doherty, instantly resigning his beau- territory, and in a few hours the Highland teous charge to his attendants, prepared chief landed safe on the Mull of Cantire. in person to chastise the presumptuous Meanwhile Mac Fionne, enraged at the Highlander. The unequal combat last- obstinacy of his daughter, whom he had ed above twenty minutes, when at last resolved to marry to her cousin, that the the well-directed claymore pierced the estates should not go from his own family, Irish chieftain's heart. His followers built a small square tower of great instantly ran to support the bleeding strength (consisting of but two rooms), budy of their prince; and not less swiftly on a rock in the sea, at the foot of the flew the victorious Scot to succuur and headland about a quarter of a mile from revive the fainting Comala, with offers his own castle, and so situated that any of his service to conduct ber in safety to boat approaching it on either side could her friends. Scarcely had the youthful be instantly sunk by stones thrown from warrior placed bis fair companion within the rocky headland which overlooked it; the gates of Ballygally castle, until her in the upper room of which he confined father arrived, supported by some pea- his daughter, to whom he sent provisions sants of the neighbourhood, who found every morning by the two men who kept him faint and exhausted by the loss of watch in the lower room, and who were blood: with the most heartfelt joy he relieved every twenty-four hours, as he embracerl the deliverer of his only child, would trust no woman near her. M‘Doand entreated him to remain and protect nald, at length rendered desperate, deterthe castle until he himself should be com mined to go alone to the coast of Ireland, pletely recovered. In a period of six and reconnoitre the prison of his beloved weeks, during which time Mac Fionne was Cumala ; and under cover of the night, confined by the wounds he had received, having embarked in his lonely boat, in a the young couple, being constantly toge- few hours he reached Comala's tower. ther, imbibed the warmest attachment Emboldened by the stilluess all around, for each otber. As soon as Mac Fionne he ventured to sing a song which often was sufficiently recovered, the North his Comala had admired; and, ere it was Highlander requested an audience of the finished, he heard the casement open, chief, and, acknowledging himself to be and her dear voice joined in the wellAngus M'Donald, laird of Cantire, en- known lay. Transported with delight, treated the hand of the long-haired be landed on the barreu rock, and quickly Comala in marriage, by which alliance informed his faithful mistress, that her he trusted the feuds so long subsisting loved Angus was below, and entreated between their families would from hence- her to lower some rope or cord, that he forth be prevented. The moment Mac might by its assistance be able to gain Fionne's rage permitted him the power of the window, where, by forcing off the utterance, he ordered the young laird to grating, (as her guards were asleep), she be seized, and cast into the keep. might effect her escape. Comala, being Resistance was in vain, and the brave sensible that nothing of the kind was M'Donald was cast into the deepest dun. possible to be obtained, was quite at a geon of the castle. Having throwo bim- loss how to act, until by some accident self on a truss of straw left for his bed, her far-famed tresses became and planning many modes of revenging tangled in the bars of the window, and himself on the treacherous Mac Fionne, fell dishevelled on her shoulders. Inhe was disturbed about midnight by the stantly struck by the idea, she lowered drawing the bolts and fastenings of his them to her lover, telling him at the door. Resolved to sell his life as dear as same time, that it was the only way he possible, he seized the bar of iron to could ascend. There being no alternawbich the lamp had been suspended, and tive, the noble chief, carefully seizing placed himself in a corner of the vault, her lovely tresses, by their assistance but to his surprise but one man entered, gained the window, and, having wrenched cautiously, with a dark lanthern in his off the grating, boré away in silent hand. M‘Donald instantly demanded triumph the only child and heiress of the the occasion of his intrusion; when the great Mac Fionne, in right of which marold man replied, that he was foster- riage the M‘Donalds are still lords of

Antrim.

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