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kings of Brentford !-there they sit upon way in which the most abstruse sciences their thrones--the Examiner and the
are conveyed to the infant understand. Edinburgh Review-sedet, eternumque ing? Here is an illustration of the law sedebit“ both warbling of one note, of gravitation, which all Sir Richard both in one key.” Each “ doth bestride Phillips's writings against Newton will his little world like a Colossus"-(little, never overthrow ! but, oh! how great!) There they are, Rock a bye, baby, on the tree top, teres et rotundus ; while Universal Suf- When the wind blows, the cradle will frage, like “ Universal Pan, knit with rock: the graces” of Whiggism, leads on the If the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, eternal dance! We have said in The Then down tumbles baby, and cradle, London, that, « to assume a certain and all. signature, and write essays and criticisms The theories of the Political Econoin The LONDON MAGAZINE, was · a mists are also fiuely explained in this consummation of felicity hardly to be verse, which very properly begins with believed.” But what is writing in the an address to J. B. Say, who has said. Edinburgh Review, or the New Monthly, the same thing in prose: or the London, compared to writing in See, Say, a penny a-day, Tommy must Blackwood's Magazine ? That, after all, have a new master : is your only true passport to Fame. We Why must he have but a penny a-day?thought otherwise once, but we were Because he can work no faster. wrong! Well, better late than never. This is better than the Templar's But we must get to our subject. Dialogues on Political Economy in The
What admirable pictures of duty (finer London, and plainer and shorter than than Mr. Wordsworth's Ode to Duty) are the Scotsman. It is as good as the now and then presented to us in these Ricardo Lecture. Mr. M‘Culloch could rhymes! What powerful exhortations to not have said any thing more profound ! morality (stronger and briefer than There is often a fine kind of pictured Hannah More's) do we find in them ! poetry about them. In this verse, for What can be inore strenuous, in its way, instance, you seem to hear the merry, than the detestation of slovenliness in- merry ring of the bells, and you see the spired by the following example? The tall white steed go glancing by: rhyme itself seems “ to have caught the Ride a cock-horse to Bamborough Cross, trick” of carelessness, and to wanton in To see a fair lady sit on a white horse; the inspiration of the subject :
With rings on her fingers, and bells on See saw, Margery Daw, sold her bed, and
her toes, lay in the straw;
That she may have music wherever she Was not she a dirty slut, to sell her bed,
goes. and lay in the dirt ?
There is also a rich imagination about Look at the paternal affection (regard- the “four-and-twenty blackbirds, baked less of danger) so beautifully exemplified in a pye;" it is quite oriental, and carin this sweet lullaby :
ries you back to the Crusades. But, Bye, baty bunting ! papa's gone a upon the whole, we prefer this lay, with hunting,
its fearful and tragic close: To catch a little rabbit-skin, to wrap the Bye, baby bumpkin,' where's Tony baby bunting in.
Lumpkin ? There is a beautiful spirit of humanity My lady's on her death-bed, with eating and a delicate gallantry in this oue. The half a pumpkin. long sweep of the verse reminds one of No wonder! for we have seen pumpkins the ladies' trains in Watteau's pictures : in France that would « make Ossa like One a penny, two a penny, hot cross a wart!” There is a wildness of fancy buns ;
about this one, like the night-mare: If your daughters do not like them, give what an overwhelming idea in the last them to your sons.
line! But if you should bave none of these We're all in the dumps, for Diamonds is pretty little elves,
trumps, You cannot do better than to eat them And the kittens are gone to St. Paul's; yourselves.
And the babies are bit, and the moon's Economy is the moral of the next. It
in a fit, is worth all the Tracts of the Cheap And the houses are built without Repository:
walls ! When I was a little boy, I lived by myself, But there is yet another, finer than all, All the bread and cheese I got, I put it of which we can only recollect a few on the shelf.
words; the rest is gone with other visions What can be more exquisite than the of our youth. We often sit and think of
these lines by the hour together, till our our friend, C.P., Esquire,* should come hearts melt with their beauty, and our in at the fag-end of an article; but, for eyes fill with tears. We could probably the sake of enriching this one, we add find the rest in some of Mr. Godwin's a few lines from one of the Early French twopenny books; but we would not for Poets, communicated to C. P., by his worlds dissolve the charm that is round friend Victoire, Vicomte de Soligny, the mysterious words. The “gay ladye” whom he met in Paris at the Caffée des is more gorgeous to our fancy than Mr. Milles Colonnes. The translation is by Coleridge's “ dark ladye !"
Mr. Hunt; it is like Mr. Frere's translaLondon bridge is broken down tions from the Poema del Cid, but is How shall we build it up again? infinitely more easy, graceful, and an
With a gay ladye. tique:t The following is “ perplexed in the C'est le Roy Dagobert, extreme”-a pantomime of confusion : Qui met sa culotte à l'envers ; Cock-a-doodle-do, my dame has lost her Le bon Saint Eloy shoe,
Lui dit: “Mon bon Roy, The cat bas lost her fiddle-stick-I know Votre Majesté not what to do.
Est mal culottée." There is “ infinite variety” in this one “ Eh bien,” lui dit le bon Roy, the rush in the first line is like the burst
“ Je vais la remettre à l'endroit.” of an overture at the Philharmonic Society. Who can read the second line It was king Dagobert who, poking on without thinking of Sancho and his celes
his yellow breeches, tial goats" sky-tinctured ?".
Whisk'd out the lining with a fling, and Hey diddle, diddle, a cat and a fiddle,
most elaborate stretches; The goats jump'd over the moon ;
Kind Saint Eloi perk'd crisply up, and And the little dogs bark'd to see such
said with frankliest air, sport,
6 Your majesty's most touching legs are And the cat ran away with the spoon.
got one don't know where. But if what we have quoted is fine, the
“Well,” (with his best astonishment,
hush'd out the kindly king), next is still finer. What are all these
« We'll swale them over jauntily, and things, to Jack Horner and his Christmas
that's the very thing." pye? What infinite keeping and gusto
Blackwood's Mag. there is in it !-(we use keeping and gusto in the sense of painters, and not
* Alias Wictoire, Wicomte de Soligny. This merely to mean that he kept all the pye cockney wrote (as few but Mr. Colburn, the to himself, (like a Tory), or that he liked bookseller, have the misfortune to remember), the taste of it-which Mr. Hunt tells us
Letters on England, under this title, which we
demolished. We had then occasion to shew is the meaning of gusto.) What quiet that this impostor did not even know how enjoyment! what serene repose! There French noblemen signed their names ; and we he sits, teres et rotundus, in the chiar'
might have added, that his title-page proved he
did not know a man's name from a woman's ; oscuro, with his finger in the pye! All
Victor being evidently the name which C. P. is satisfying, delicious, secure from intru. Esq. was vainly endeavouring to spell. Victoire, sion,“ solitary bliss !”
Vicomte de Soligny, sounds to a French ear
just as Sally, Lord Holland, would to an EngLittle Jack Horner sat in a corner, lish one, Besides, Victoire is, as every body Eating his Christmas pye;.
knows, a name given in France (almost exclu
sively) to females of this Wicomte's owo rankHe put in his thumb, and he pullid out a
maid-servants; and when he was in Paris, he plumb,
had, no doubt, often occasion to violate proAnd said, “ What a good boy am I !" priety, by calling out from his room on the
pinth floor, Wictoire, woulez wous wenir wite What a pity that Rembrandt did not awec du win.-C. N. paint this subject! But perhaps he did
+ Quære, antic.-Printer's devil. not know it. If he had painted it, the picture would have been worth any
JOHN BULL IN PARIS. money. He would have smeared all the canvass over with some rich, honeyed, While waiting at the British amdark, bright, unctuous oil-colour; and, bassador's to have my passport signed in the corner, you would have seen (ob for Madrid, a downright John Bull, scurely radiant) the figure of Jack; then whose face and general condition rethere would have been the pye, flashing flected fresh honour on the roast-beef of out of the picture in a blaze of golden old England, entered the waiting-room ; light, and the green plum held up over and, after seating himself, took it into his it, dropping sweets! We think we could head to find fault with every thing in paint it ourselves !
France. The system of passports was We are unwilling that any thing from the peculiar object of his resentment.
6 Truty,” said he is this France is a enough. But I tell you, sir, it is dear, common prison. Li may be right enough One shilling and eightpence is a great not to allow a foreigner to come here deal too much for a bottle of such sour, without some sort of permission ; but puny staff, as they call wine. Take one that is not all. When you arrive at glass of real good port, as you get it in Calais, the officers of the police take London, and put a pint of water to it, that your passport from you, and they give is a bottle of French wine. It has no life in you another paper, in which they mark it-it does not elevate a man. It is not down your age, your size to the very wine for a man, sir. Give me a bottle tenth of an inch, the colour of your of good old port, for which I pay down haii, the colour of your eyes, the ap- my six or seven shillings, and I will pearance of your forehead, and the form maintain it's cheaper than the sour water of your mouth. They even measure which they call ordinary here. They are your pose; and put down on their rag right in so calling it, for in all consci. of paper whether you have a big nose, ence it is ordinary enough. As to their a middling nose, or a little nose; and brandy, I am told that in some parts of what is more, they describe the character France you may get it right good ; but of your chin-in short, there, you are depend upon it, there is not a drop bandied about from officer to of good brandy to be found in Paris : I another, as if you were a common thief know. I have not seen it, not any thing advertised in the Hue and Cry. Well,. like it, and what I have got was dear. sir, you come to Paris, and here you get for a small measure, scarcely more than into another mess. Your name and de an English wine glass, they charged me scription are sent to the police imme at my lodgings two francs and a half. diately on your arrival, and you must Their water is bad, -no more to be comgo yourself to the prefect to ask leave pared with our Thames water than a of him to be so good as to permit you to cock-boat to a man of war. Their bread, stay in Paris for a little while. He will give too, is sour; it turns cold upon the it, no doubt, as he is very glad that we are stomach, and has no substance in it: I'll come to fool away our money upon his give you a proof of it. A friend of mine country. But that is not all: why is not told me---and, by the way, he is as au Englishman allowed to go home when heavy a man as I am---he told me that he pleases, and as he pleases? Here am he put a napkin over a quartern loaf 1, waiting to get liberty to return to Enge at home, and stood upon it with all his land— liberty to return to my native weight for ten minutes : the loaf, when country! Did you ever hear the like of he got off, was just the same shape as that, sir? Yesterday I went to the pre- before. For curiosity's sake, I sent for fect for my original passport : he told me the largest loaf this morning that was to to go to-day, as he could not find it. be had at the baker's. I placed my Well, I went to him the first thing in the handkerchief over it; but the moment i morning : he gave it to me, and desired put my foot upon it, it became as flat me to come with it here, to Sir something and as thin as a sheet of paper, though Stuart. When he signs it, I must go it looked plump enough before. But it back again to the prefect, and from him was all wind—no substance. No !-let to the minister for foreign affairs. So me get safe to London once more here are two days gone, just in asking I know not how long my angry countrythat this government, in its great cha- man would have kept up his philippic rity, would condescend to let me go home if the time had allowed ; but the secreagain! Well, if ever they catch me tary came in with his passport signed, "leaving old England again, they may tie and he actually ran out of the room, aš me up in a bag, and throw me into their well as such a man could run. muddy kennel of a river. Talk of taxes ! why, sir, a common shopkeeper here
MECHANIC'S ORACLE. pays fifteen pounds a-year for his license, or patent, as they call it. Taxes ! I'd Experiment on Sir Humphrey Davy's pay five hundred pounds a-year sooner
Improved Copper Sheathing. than have my nose and chin measured in On the discovery being made by Sir a manner as if I was a robber or a traitor. Humphrey Davy, of the protection that Talk of cheap living! why, sir, now I might be given to the copper-sheathing know the difference: I could live in of ships, by the application of electroEngland seventy-five per cent. cheaper, chemical agency, in the manner detailed and better too, than in Paris. The only in our first number, two boats were thing cheap here is their wine and coppered in the dock-yard at Portsmouth, brandy. Cheap did I say? Yes; when under his inspection-one of them on you say that you can get a bottle of wine the old plan, the other on the new. They for one-and-eightpence, it looks cheap were placed in quiet water, where they
* THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN.**
were suffered to remain till Friday the subject lose much of its 'charms and 11th ult., when they were taken out for attraction. It is a great misfortane, the inspection of Sir Humphrey. On therefore, to those who purchase book's examination, the former was found for the sake of reading them, when the slightly covered with a muddy deposit, objects of their enjoyment are injured and appearance much as when by tallow or oil. The following process, launched ; but the entire coppering of devised by M. Deschamps for removing the latter was hidden by small live such blemishes, is found quite efficacious. animals, which lie apparently by millions First, discharge as much as possible among a thick slime, and on which a sea of the grease, wax, or oil, by placing grass, six inches in length, had grown in the stained paper between some folds of abundance. This effect was unlooked blotting paper, and applying a mode for in practice, as it must have been rately hot smoothing-iron; or rubbing impossible to calculate in theory, and over it the bowl of a heated iron spoon. excited much surprise. Whether the Then dip a small brush in the essential electrical sensation is a gratifying one oil of well rectified spirit of tarpentine, to the animals which it seems to have heated almost to ebullition, (fór when gathered, or it possesses an unavoidable cold it acts only very weakly,) and draws power of attraction on such small objects, it .gently over both sides of the paper, it is difficult to say, and it will probably which must be carefully kept warm. excite much discussion among those who This operation must be repeated as many are interested in the result. If this times as the quantity of the fat body product of the new mode be inevitable, imbibed by the paper, or the thickness of The service of the copper in assisting the the paper, may reader necessary. When passage of vessels through the water, the greasy substance is entirely removed, must be destroyed; but it is more than recourse may be had to the following probable that use and motion will prevent method to restore the paper to its former all such accumulation, and then the whiteness, which is not completely resuperiority of Sir Humphrey Davy's stored by the first process. Dip another application is evident; for on weighing brush in highly rectified spirit of wine, portions of the copper from each boat and draw it, in like manner, over the very accurately, the unprepared metal place which was stained, and particularly was found to have diminished, and the round the edges, to remove the border, prepared to have suffered no destruction that would still present a stain. By by the contact of salt water. On Wed- employing these *
proper nesday, the 16th ult., the boats were caution, the spot will totally disappear; again hauled up, in the presence of the paper will resume its driginal whiteCommissioner Boyle, the master ship- ness; and if the process has been employed wright, and several naval and other
on a part written on with common ink, officers; when it appeared, that on one or printed with printer's ink, it will side of the boat which had been sheathed experience no alteration. Mechanic's with the protected metal, from which the Oracle. grass and animalculæ had been rubbed off on the 11th ult., a fresh accumulation THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN AND of animalculæ had already taken place in DOMESTIC GUIDE.No. V. the short space of five days.-Mechanic's
HYSTERIC COLIC. Oracle.
The symptoms attendant on this M. Deschamps Process for Removing colic do not widely differ from those
Grease from Books and Prints. in the bilious affection ; thus the A TASTE for elegant editions, books in patient labours under severe nausea and good preservation, and proof impressions sickness, great and almost perpetual of prints, can be considered as a manja pain in the stomach, generally increase only by those who are unacquainted with ing after eating. Usually in hysteric literature. In a well printed, carefully colic, an uncommon depression of preserved, and neat book, the sense seems spirits is a leading symptom, and the 10 pass through the organs of sight, in patient appears in a most dejected and order to meet the understanding ; while, forlorn state of mind. The vomiting I in a bad, confused edition, or a dirty, have mentioned, is generally severe, but stained, and disgusting copy, the confu
the matter thrown from the stomach is sion of the characters deranges, as it were,
of a green colour; and this appearance the connexion of the author's thoughts; often enables us to distinguish this their obscurity divests ideas of their disease from bilious colic, a circumstance brilliancy; and the dirtiness of the of no little conseqnence, the plan of paper, which offends the eye, makes the treatment being widely different; those
remedies and means employed in bilious
TO A FRIEND. colic would be often injurious in the FRIEND! o'er whose image my sorrows are highest degree here.
weeping, I recommend the patient uot to pro
Friend !' for whose sake these sad vigils I'ın
keeping, mote great or violent evacuations, to en Friend: on whose love my poor heart is reclining deavour to keep his mind as easy as pos
I leave thee, alas! but with tears of repioing! sible, and in short, to shun all things Dark is the wreath that I'd woven of flowers, that either tend to lower his system, or
And dark are my hopes, as the darkest of hours
Yet still’midst the gloom that is shrouding my; depress his spirits : thus, it will not be
heart, proper treatment to purge or to bleed Thy name spreads a charm that can never him, or to encrease ihe vomiting : we depart! must pursue a plan quite the contrary. Scenes of my youth ! I have washed thee in We may venture to give the patient, in Scenes of my hope! ye are clouded with fears; most cases, fifteen or twenty drops of Scenes of my joy! I can never recall thee, liquid laudanum, to be repeated twice or Yet life will have ceas'd, when ye cease to en,
thrall me! thrice in the course of twenty-four hours. This is the most powerful remedy Ob! fare thee well! all my visions are blighted
As buds o'er whose bloom a sun-beam ne er a patient may take of his own accord ;
lighted; but as the disease requires the eye of a And hopes that were dancing in joy's soft medical man to discriminate it from the
suffusion, bilious, I advise patients suffering from
Now fade from my grasp, in the midst of illusion, this. malady, to consult with those Adieu! you will breathe ! but oh! cherish the
tie, capable of informing them, and not to That link'd me to you, when my spirits were be led, or rather misled, by their own
high; private opinion.
Nor turn from my truth, now their fervour is
failing, Of the nervous colic, it will not be
And peace afar off like a vapour is sailing. necessary to say much: it is mostly con
Friend of my choice ! although fortune should .fined to miners, plumbers, and those
fail thee; persons engaged in the dangerous occu Friend of my heart! although grief should pations of melting lead, or employed in
Friend of my youth ! in all seasons that bound the equally dangerous business of manu
you, facturing white lead. It is accompanied My love shall, undying, still circle around you ! with the most excruciațing pains, and the Unlike the fair rose that can bloom bat in bow'ra, most obstajnate constipation of the Where the sun sheds his beams through the bowels ; this latter symptom is exceeding- 'But as the fond ivy, 'twill wreathe round your ly difficult to remove, but when the intestines are acted on, the pain abates, In the light and the shade-in the calm and the and the patient recovers ; very powerful
E. S. Canty. medicines may be taken as purgatives, and castor oil, to a considerable quantity,
TO CORRESPONDENTS. is perhaps the best. Clysters should be
A Sketch from Nature; Night; “ The freely administered, and it will be not un- Miseries of a Cockney ;" A Love Letter frequently necessary to call into action from a Pedantic Schoolmaster; will the whole of the Antipblogistic treatment, appear in an early Number ; as also the as bleeding, abstinence from food, and Communications of the like.
Hill, 1. Leander of Cavendish Square, This disease is also termed the dry Maria, Anne, C. D. E. Edgar, and belly-ache ; and often appears under the several others of our esteemed Corresmost dreadfully aggravated symptoms in pondents. the West Indies.
W: B. An article on Hydrophobia in our next.
The Birds of Endermay, and a Song TO THE MEMORY
communicated by C. R. are under consiOf a very young Friend, who died of a
The Publication of the Number of the To God was early taken !
PORTFOLIO, mentioned in our last, Her father mourus,-her mother weeps, which is to contain a splendid Steel Her youthful friends bewail her,But vain! for now she sweetly sleeps,
Portrait of WASHINGTON IRVING, Where pain can ne'er assail her!
author of the Sketch-Book, is deferred Blest was thy fate, oh! gentle child! for a few days. And blest the lot so given, To call thy spirit, undefild
Proofs of the Portrait on India With mortal taint-to Heaven !
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