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THOUGHTS ON SLEEP.
397 of the avenue where the sale takes THOUGHTS ON SLEEP. place:-his person not unlike that of
“ BLESSINGS, exclaimed Sancho, his predecessor in plans-that prince of
on him that first invented sleep! It projectors–Napoleon; with the excep- wraps a mau all round like a cloak.” It tion, however, of his face, which is as little imperial or imperious as can well being well nestled in bed, and feeling
is a delicious moment certainly, that of be, and pleasant in proportion. He is
that you shall drop gently to sleep. The about to “ offer to your attention lot
32," and this is the mode in which he good is to come, not past; the limbs does it: “Now, gentlemen, my in- the remaining in one posture delightful;
have been just tired enough to render structions are to offer you this Bay the labor of the day is done. A gentle Gelding as six years old, quiet to ride, failure of the perceptions comes creepquiet in harness, and warranted sound. ing over one; the spirit of consciousness Go down; “the stableman-ostlers
disengages itself more and more with are exploded-runs him down the ave
slow and hushing degrees, like a mother nue, and back again; and just as he detaching her hand from that of her is turning, the whole yard rings with the never-failing smack! of the attend-sleeping child; the mind seems to have
a balmy lid-closing over it like the eye; ant's whip at the opposite end.
“Gently with him! Now, gentlemen, what closed. The mysterious spirit has gone
'tis closing – 'tis more closing --'tis price will you name for the bay ?-Is
to take its airy rounds. he worth sixty ?-Sixty guineas for the
One of the most favorite passages on bay?-Fifty-five ?-Fifty ?-No one say fifty? Young-quiet to ride in barness sleep is the following address from Beau-sound.
mont and Fletcher's tragedies of Valen. Forty-five ? Go down again.”_"Five and thirty's bid—six- tinian, the hero of which is a sufferer
under bodily torment. He is in a chair, seven--eight-forty-go down at forty there's action and courage, gentle- lines are gently sung with music:
slumbering, and these most exquisite men-forty-one-good colour, good condition forty-two-three-four-forty- Care-charming Sleep, thou easer of all four guineas—that horse ought to carry woes, a light weight to hounds-forty-four Brother to Death, sweetly thyself disfive-forty-five-he's a well-bred 'un
pose too-forty-five-no one say more than On this afflicted prince. Fall like a forty-five ?-The hammer's up at forty cloud five. Forty-six-run him down once In gentle showers: give nothing that is
loud more at forty-six-the hammer's up at forty-six-for you, sir, at forty six." Or painful to his slumbers: easy, light,
This extensive establishment is un And as a purling stream, thou son of der the immediate management of a Night, multiplicity of “ managers,'
" who are
Pass by his troubled senses ; sing his themselves under the immediate man pain agement of the above named supreme Like hollow murmuring wind or silver manager; who, if report speaks truth, rain. is himself under the immediate mana Into this prince gently, oh! gently slide, agement of another manager still more And kiss him into slumbers like a bride! supreme, who stands behind the throne, How earnest and prayer-like are these but, being rather tall, is not quite con
pauses ! How lightly sprinkled, and yet cealed by it, and who need not wish to
how deeply settling, like rain, the fancy! be concealed while he himself consents
How quiet, affectionate, and perfect the to be managed by the Magna Charta conclusion ! which he has so wisely, not to say con Sleep is most graceful in an infant; cisely, laid down, in the form of fourteen soundest in one who has been tired in closely printed quarto pages; and who, the open air; completest to a seaman moreover, may henceforth, for more rea
after a hard voyage; inost welcome to sons than one, and in particular for the the inind haunted with one idea ; most extensive influence he contrives to ex
interesting to behold in the parent that ercise over his various subjects, with has wept ; lightest in the playful child; out being ever seen by them, take up. proudest in the bride adored. on himself the arms, style, and title of King“MAB." *—New Monthly Mag.
Mr. Maberly, the supposed proprietor,
398 LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION.
est facility, it being necessary only to Literary Złnformation.
stir them with an iron instrument fur.
nished with cross pieces. Boiling water BRITISH MUSEUM.
is then added to the paste, and afterSir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart, has re wards a little potash, rendered caustic cently given to the British Museum his by quicklime. This dissolves the regesplendid collection of Books, relating to table albumen which opposes the comthe History and Topography of Italy, plete conversion of the potatoe stareh collected between the years 1785 and into a fluid. Professor Oersted frees 1791, during two successive excursions the potatoe brandy from its peculiar into that country.
flavour by means of the chlorate of potSuch has been the effect of the un- ash, which is said to make it equal to exampled liberality of his Majesty King the best brandy from wine." -Gill's George the Fourth. No fewer than Tech. Repos. No. 29, p. 322 three donations, of the highest importance, have been since bestowed on the
AN ACROSTIC. British Museum : a collection of pic- May the God, on whose favor our fortures, of extraordinary value, from Sir
tune depends, George Beaumont; a collection of Instruct you in wisdom, invest you with coins, medals, bronzes, gems, and draw.
friends; ings, worth more than fifty thousand conduct you in peace thro' the paths pounds from Mr. R. P. Knight ; and a
that you tread, library of Italian History, from Sir R. Have the care of your heart, and the Hoare.
charge of your head;
A larm you, when vice spreads her BATH LITERARY INSTITUTION.
charms to ensnare, - A Literary Institution, of consider. E ngage your attention with objects able importance, has been formed at most fair, Bath; and, on the 21st ult., it was pub. L eaving coxcombs and fools to their licly opened, with a meeting and enter. bubbles of air :tainment, at which the Bishop of the Bring the beauties of science still nearer diocese, Lord Lansdowne, and the to view, poets, Bowles, Crabbe, and Moore, I nspire you with ardor, her steps to were present. Sir George Gibbes, M.D. pursue ; delivered the inaugural discourse; and Give you knowledge enough your own all the distinguished persons we have
foibles to know; mentioned spoke on the occasion. Give our friendship more strongly and
firmly to grow, SURREY LITERARY INSTITU. S hedding ardors of love on life's road TION.
as we go. An Institution, with the above de
EPIGRAMS. sigration, has been opened under the most favourable auspices, at the Man- Here Gripus lies, for such his fate is, sion House, Camberwell.
Who nought e'er gave, when living,
And grieves tho’in his grave, that you BRANDY FROM POTATOES.
Should read all this--and gratis too. The introduction of this process, which has been adopted in many parts Again my gun I've brought to you, of Germany and in the North of Europe, Once more the centre bit run through.has been recommended by the Swedish government by M. Berzelius, and to the
Cried Nock, I'll touch the gun no more. Danish government by Professor Oers And pray for why.—'Tis such a bore, sted. From the trials made at Copenhagen, it would appear that one-third I cannot bear to see those sights, said more brandy is produced than by the
Ned, usual processes.
In Professor Oer- As o'er the stile a blushing girl was led sted's report, we find the following ac How now, cried Dick, what is it thus count of the process :—The potatoes are
you mean, put into a close wooden vessel, and ex. You must allow it is a stylish scene. posed to the action of steain, which
J. L. heats them more than boiling water. The potatoes can thus be reduced to the state of the finest paste with the greate
MECHANICS' ORACLE AND DOMESTIC GUIDE,
Mechanics' Dracle and Domestic desire it, is plain as the way to market.
It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste nei.
ther Time nor Money, but make the " Let thine Eye descend " To trace with patient Industry the page
best use of both. Without industry and ." of locome and Expense."-Shenstone.
frugality nothing will do, and with
them every thing He that gets all he (Continued from page 383.)
can honestly, and saves all he gets (ne.
cessary expences excepted) will cer. • Remember, that he that sells on Cre- tainly become rich, if that Being whọ dit asks a price for what he sells, at governs the world, to whom all should least equivalent to the principal and in- look for a blessing on their honest entérest of the Money for the time he is to deavours, doth not, in his wise provi. 'he kept out of it; therefore he that dence, otherwise determine." - Dr. buys on Credit pays interest for what Franklin on the Advantage of Paying he buys.
Ready Money. -« He that pays Ready Money, might let that Money out to use; so, he that However, those desperate Econopossesses any thing he has bought, pays mists, Messrs. PennywiseJustenough Interest for the use of it. Yet, in buy- - Makeitdo-Sparesalt-Skinfint, and ing goods, it is best to pay Ready Saveall, may thank us for the following Money, because, he that sells upon Cre extract. dit, expects to lose five per Cent, by Early in the morning is the best bad debts: therefore he charges on all time to have a choice of meat at mar'he sells on credit an advance that shall ket; but under certain circumstances make up that deficiency. Those who the Economist will prefer the evening; pay for what they buy upon credit, pay wholesale and large butchers having a their share of this advance. He that large stock of veal or lamb on their pays Ready Money escapes, or may es bands on a Saturday night in summer, cape, that charge.
will sell upon almost any terms; as the “Good-natured creditors (and such meat, although then perfectly good and one would always choose to deal with, fit for eating on Sunday, would not reif one could) feel pain when they are sist the assaults of Captain Green until obliged to ask for money ; spare them Monday; upon these occasions, a fine that pain, and they will love you. When joint of veal or lamb may be often puryou receive a sum of money, divide it chased for threepence or fourpence the among them in proportion to your debts. pound, which would in the morning Do not be ashamed to pay a small sum have fetched seven-pence or eightbecause you owe a greater. Money, pence. more or less, is always welcome, and " Some adventurer3 endeavour to your creditor would rather be at the draw customers to their shop, by daztrouble of receiving ten pounds volun- zling them by offering for sale some partarily brought to him, though at ten dif- ticular article at a losing price as a lure ferent times, or paymeuts, than to be to the unwary, while they more than reobliged to go ten different times to de- pay themselves by unsuspected and exmand it before he can receive it in a orbitant profits on others. lump. It shews, besides, that you are Sugar is sometimes sold at an mindful of what you owe; it makes you under rate, merely to gain custom for appear a careful as well as an honest Tea, which is sold far more than proman, and that still increases your credit. portionally too dear; or great bargains
“ Beware of thinking all your own are allowed in ribands and gauzes, with that you possess, and of living accord. a view to allure purchasers for silks and ingly. It is a mistake that many people laces at an exorbitant price. In such who have credit fall into. To prevent cases it is often contrived that the cheap this, keep an exact Account, for some article shall be one of triding worth, and time, both of your expences and your one the value of which is well known; income. If you take the pains at first while the dear article is of an opposite to mention particulars, it will have this description. When the bait has taken, good effect, you will discover how won the price of the cheaper commodity is derfully small trifling expences amount commonly raised, or one of inferior to large sums, and will discern what worth is substituted in its place. Shops might have been, and may for the fu- of this sort are commonly called, Cheap ture be, saved without occasioning any Shops.”—Gisborne's Enquiry, &c. 8vo. great inconvenience.
1795, vol. ii. p. 199. " In short, the Way to Wealth, if you
· THE ESSENCE OF ANECDOTE AND WIT.
SELECTED BY BOADEN.
Essence of Snecdote and tit.
A HOME STROKE.
The late Dr. Busby, when chaplain Argument for a week, Laughter for a to the forces quartered at Dover, was mouth, and a good Jest for ever.”—Shakspeare, one afternoon delivering a discourse
iom the Eighth Commandment, in wbich ANECDOTE OF GEO. STEEVENS. he woimadverted on the sad consequen
ces of stealing.-" It is," said he, "Where 1,' said he, a young man, I
“ such an ungentlemanly, beggarly would begin the study of English versi
thing for a soldier to steal.-Not, My fication in the rhymed plays of Dryden.'
beloved brethren, that I would tax any As I suppose I expressed soine surprise of you with the commision of so foul 2 at this singular declaration, he asked, sin.-No, God forbid :—though I have Where in the whole compass of our lite
lost a pair of boots, and sereral other rature could I find any thing superior to
things since this regiment was stationthe following passage in the second part
ed on the Heights of the Conquest of Grenada ? He then, from memory, recited in liis silver voice,
CORRESPONDENTS. the satirical explanation of Lyndaraxa, in the second scene of the third act.
In answer to numerous enquiries re
lative to Luther's Ring, we beg to clear MISTAKEN PARSIMONY.
ourselves from any intentional negleet,
by saying, that the tale, as our readers At the usual time of leaving off par know, was taken from the European lour and drawing-room fires, a stationer Magazine, of December, and was in the vicinity of London placed a bill have been continued; but as it has been in his shop window, announcing-pa. nevér concluded in that journal, we are per shavings for grates." The bill not allowed to go on, but we bare the caught the eye of a lady from the conti assurance that it will be continued in ment, who desired to have some of the the forthcoming Number. shavings; they
brought-slie If the author of “ Long Yarns" will wished to have a considerable quantity, be more choice in his language, we shall as they were very fine, On putting be, happy to hear from bim; his first them into the balance she exclaimed, Essay is therefore rejected. “What you weigh them for ?”, “We Josephus' drawing will be acceptsell them by weight-sixpence a pound.” *able. “ You sell them !" cried the astonished J. C. is rejected; we are surprised foreig per. * After writing up for Gra- 'that, having written so much poetry like ndes, that is for nothing, you want to ex prose, he will never attempt prose like
tort sixpence a pound! it is a shaine poetry. sful imposition.” And she left the shop Vale, Arthur Arguitire, Dom. Anwith the utmost indignation.
tiq., and T. P., are received, and will appear.
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Twig'em, and a number of constant Iw the sportive days of an illustrious readers and subscribers are respectfully Prin ce, welose brilliant wit and fasciva- informed that their valuable time and ting n lanner's excited the admiration of correspondence are wasted; they canevery o ve, he felt strongly inclined to not he inserted. attend a masquerade, bui being serious. We have to apologize for a serious ly indispos 'ed he consulted his physician error which has taken place in two laton the subject, who informed him it would be hig bly dangerous, The Prince, mistake of the printer and shall never
ter Numbers, viz. the insertion of the
same article twice ; it was entirely a still anxious, said he only intended to go in a Domi. 'ro. The physician still take place again.-Ed. persisted in his objection, which he en With No. 29 of this series, or 113 of forced by adding, it will probably be the old, will be published a Supplement, your death. The'l 'rince replied “Beati containing an Index, Title, &c. which
will conclude the 4th Volume. sunt illi qui moriu atur in Domino ;'! and followed his in. 'clination, happily without any ill effect.
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III. THE WONDERS OF NATURE AND ART.
VI. THE MECHANICS' ORACLE.
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several miles, formerly occupied by the
sea; from this marsh the view was taMERIONETHSHIRE.
ken. This Fortress was built by EdHARLECH is a small town situated on ward I. about the year 1280; it is a nothe north-west extremity of Merionetli- ble square building, with a round towshire, ten miles from Barmouth, and six
er at each corner, and one on each side from Maenturog. The Castle is seated of the entrance, (see the Engraving), upon a lofty rock, facing that part of with elegant turreis issuing out of some Caernarvonshire called Eifionydd, on
of the great rounders, similar to those the left in Cardigan Bay, and immedi- at Conway and Caernarvon. It was imately below a sandy marsh, extending pregnable on the side next to the sea YOL JY.