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SOUTH AMERICAN MINES.

before many years have passed away, The following observations on the be looked upon as one of the cbief sourSouth American Mines deserve atten

ces of wealth in the country; for, the tion at this period, when speculation is trade wind constantly blowing towards so wildly afloat, and British capital so

the equator, all the towns down tho largely embarked in mining projects :

coast which have in fact been raised to * It is a well-known fact, that none

note by mines of some description or of the South American mines produce, other, will be readily supplied with this at the present day, that vast quantity of requisite material." metal which they used to do in former times. When first discovered, the me

Extracts from the Journal of Dr.

Kitchener's Noted Conrersations, by tal was in great abundance, and within a few feet of, and in some instances oui,

T. Meddling, Captain of a Light the surface of the earth. All this has Company, and Author of Assu. been removed, and the great excava

rance,

the Wanderer ;" a Romance tions subsequently made have be

of Real Life. come full of water, from which the proprietors have not a sufficiency of ca (Continued from page 391.) pital to clear them. From this cause

THE JOURNAL. many of the mines, which yielded a large proportion of silver, have become “During one day at Mr. Orme's (who entirely unproductive and closed up. was a good sort of man, but that he The chief falling off, therefore, has been made a joke of a leg of mutton) I broke owing to a deficiency of capital, which a grinder, and could not avoid shewing the revolution has naturally much ag. that I was annoyed, as dinner was not gravated.

half over.

“ It will do you good," said “ It seems clear to me, that the first Lucy Aching ; “ I am glad of it!" I thing to be done, instead of making gave her a tart!”—(P. 45.) fresh excavations, is to supply proper

The Price Current was the onmachinery to clear the old mines of ly paper that ever took up my cause. water. In many situations this would And Lady Barrymore the only lady in be exceedingly expensive, whether un the titled world that did not look upon dertaken by means of an adit, or by the me as a bore. steam-cogine: in using the latter, much I once sent some Coins to her that difficulty would be experienced on the made her my friend for ever. She had subject of fuel, for it is scarce in the just quitted Mr. Vickery. The cause mountainous parts where the ore exists, of my sending them was her being exand the expense of bringing coal from cluded from a certain cabinet of the Conception would be heavy. Could beauties of the day. She will be soon this be overcome, and there is no doubt at Marlborough Street, and I will shew it might, the mines worked in galleries, her you.--(P. 48.) and the practical experience of the old There are two things that strike me workmen, as to the direction of the at this moment, which I did at Hornsey. yeins, properly attended to, the produce I fought Mr. Wordsworth for writing would become enormous. On the last The Pet Lamb:--and prevented Fitzpoint, I could not ascertain that the gerald from burning one of his odes, veins ran more in one direction than by shewing him the compliment passed another, or that it was possible to lay upon him in the Rejected Address.down any rule on the subject. 1f Chile (P. 62.) were to become so settled in its govern I observed to the Doctor one day I bad ment as to afford perfect security of heard that he drapk through his own property, the application to mines would skull. D. K. took no notice of this rereturn a very considerable profit. The mark.-(P. 64.) quantity of metal still remaining in the “I was at this time a mere luncherAndes must be stupendous: but this a great man at coffee houses and beef. is to be considered, that, if all the mines steak clubs. My days were spent in vi. were properly worked, it is more than sits, luncheons, and dinners, and supprobable that silver would fall in Eu- pers,—not forgetting drinking. If I rope to a very low price.

had known you early in life, you would "The coal seams are situate near Tal. have been cold meat by this time. I recahuano, the port of Conception; it is member Henry Hunt-X Sheriff P—and found on and near the surface, and myself clubbing a trife and losing a dinfrom specimens in my possession, there ner at little chicken-hazard, which may is no doubt it is a 'regular formation. be called poultry! H. and P. quarrelled, It is of very excellent quality, and will, and H. wanted me to lend him my

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pocket pistol, but I excused myself by “ Parkins urged me not to publish assuring him that the cork was out. my work on Spectacles; he said it would I knew my answer would have more damn my eyes, and demoralize me for effect than four sides of prosing.

ever. Croly, who is no bad judge of I will give you a specimen of the others, however he may fail in writing epigrams I wrote to my friend Wilber- himself, says my “Spectacles” are the force,

finest things in the world, and worthy Hey for the flask! 'tis surely donc !

of Dollond, and backs them against any The worse for me and you !

other optical illusions.”—(P. 126.) 'Tis pow five years since we drank one,

I cannot resist presenting the public And four since we drank two !

with the following song written by the

Doctor, after one of our suppers. And another on his sending me a goose in May by Mr. Rogers, wbich

“I'm a Yorkshireman just come to town, ended thus foolishly:

My coming to town was a gay day;

For fortune has just set me down “ You may send a goose in the season, Waiting gentleman to a fine lady!" Let us, prythee, have none for to-day.'

&c. &c. &c. “I will shew you an ode;" with this he read the last feeling lines recited by eration, as these lines have never been

I fear giving more, on second considFitzgerald at old Anderson's Fund Din- in print ; and the Doctor is particular ner. After he had finished, he repeat- about original poetry. ed the lines

Discussing the different actors of the “ God bless the Regent and the Duke day, he said: “Macready, who hated of York,” &c.

Miss Boyce, used to say her acting and said they were perfect!

Lady Ann in Richard reminded him of I should have taken them, said Croly, her Lady Anne night be, Miss Tidswell

an undertaker's wife. But, whatever for a rough sketch of Campbell's.

"No," replied the Doctor—" Camp- in Jane Shore never surpassed Miss bell would have printed them in Col. Boyce in the waiting woman in Macburn's Minor Periodical, if they had beth." been his."

"Macready is a great man. The acI had afterwards reason to think this

tresses are afraid of him. Ile exhaustode was the Doctor's, he praised the ed the audience so in Richard the Third, lines so highly.

that it went into fits. He and Howard Talking after dinner of swimming, Payne have done much towards reformhe said, Cadell published a note I ing the stage. lle can do for a play if wrote him from Islington, which might he likes!"-(P. 136.) have seemed an idle display of vanity;

“Mr. Cadell, of Edinburgh, pretends but the object of my writing was to

he has lost money, I hear, by my Oracle. contradict what George Dyer had as. My joints have been his sheet anchor. serted of the impossibility of crossing He is a cautious man, and likes a book the New River from one side to the to sell before he praises it. Without other in consequence of the tide.”

Constable I know not what would be. One is as easy as the other. I and come of me; Cadell is not an easy man Lady Barrymore did both. Turning to to deal with." his cook he said, “Flitcher ! how far did I and her ladyship swim?' Flitcher Spirit of the Magazines. replied, three yards and a half, (of course he did not exaggerate,) the whole width of the river. The current THE LITERARY PARLIAMENT. is prodigiously strong, and I had a tureen

THERE needs no excuse for the meunder one arm. I was the Leander of lange of a study table. We were reado the stream, and Lamb says Dyer was the Hero ! I caught a cold in the head, ing, the other night, the Confessions of

an Opium-Eater, a work, by the bye, and Lady Barrymore was taken out

which we often re-read-and the Mornhalf-drowned by a little boy, angling ing Chronicle; and certainly the sleep; for bites." I remember being at Brighton some

ing writer kept us far more wakeful

than the waking speakers. On which years ago, and having great difficulty

ever study the blame lies, or whether in sceing a tree, I wanted to cross for it was simply owing to fatigue, the fact the wooded shores of Calais, and luçki- is, 1 fell asleep, and that too in defiance ly the tide was just setting out. Mr. of a very vivid consciousness of the ne

(I think he said Parkins) was cessity of writing, that very night, a with me -(P. 116.)

column of the “News of Literature.” speech on the occasion with the most There are few things more unpleasant benignant attention. The honourable than thus sinking to slumber with the gentleman, from the place lie assumed daring consciousness that you ought and the tone that he touk, seemed not to be awake. Duty and business have deficient in confidence. But his voice a strong hold upon í me: so it seemed; was so exceedingly feeble, that he was for when I awoke, I perceived, by the quite inaudible in the gallery. faint light of the exhausted lamp that His friend Mitchell rose to give notice burned dimly in the socket, that my task of a motion for annihilating Greece, and had been done--the following sketch especially for burning all bistoric melegibly scribbled, in fact, upon the long morials of that pestilent sample of hufair side of a quire that lay before me. man society. The honourable member The very pen had been replaced nattily seemed bilious and short-sighted, and on the ink-stand. Behold then this the House took his philippic for a jeu psychological curiosity, as Coleridge d'esprit. Not so Mr. Campbell, who would have called it.

rose evidently in a passion, to make SCENE- The Alfred.

some comments; but the Speaker called The Speaker in the chair

, Mr. Croley Mr. Campbell stammered too much to

bim to order, which was needless, since his os rotundum equal, if not superior to that of Manners Sutton. Hea. pronounce a sentence. vens ! with what a commanding and

A great variety of notices came from almost sceptral tone he called out

both right and left. One, to take into Order, Aurder. His wig became him. consideration the low state of Irish A clever friend and neighbour of his, literature, is to be very soon brought in spectacles, sate clerk, that was his forward, and we shall certainly commuadmittance to the house. Scott was in

nicate to our readers an early report of

the debate. his place, on the ministerial bench: we

Cobbett warned the were sorry to observe the bad state of House that he should move, that ayhis looks. The benign smile he gave

thors be paid for their literary labours in the speaker was quite paternal, which specie ; and divers petitions were read, he in the chair returned with a super- praying to be relieved from the House cilian nod of equality. Scott, Minister

of Correction and Tread-Mill, entitled for Foreign Affairs; Croker next him,

Blackwood's Magazine. The House Home Secretary, Moore not in his adjourned.--News of Literature. place, on the opposition benches ! what can have become of him? Jeffrey, how

TO-MORROW. ever, and his friend Brougham, were there ; Macintosh and Bentham, Haz- This life is no more than a dream, zlitt and Hunt. The speaker then proceeded to count the House.

A period from nature we borrow; Hobhouse rose to move for a new writ To-day with full lustre we beam, for -, in the room of an honourable

To be blighted, alas ! by to-morrow. member, lately deceased. The House Let's banish each care far away, listened to the funeral oration in solemp And chase from our hearts ev'ry and respectful silence, till the orator

sorrow; digressed to the topic of literary reform, Drink deep of life's pleasures to-day, when the opposite members took the li

Lest the cup be dried up by berty of interwhispering and coughing.

to-morrow. The honourable member, having esta. Though time with rapidity flies, blished his opinions with all the force We'll think of eternity never ; of common sense, thought proper to Joy alonc shallillumine our eyes, wind

up the climax by a quotation from Tho' darkened to-morrow for ever, Cicero, which Mr. Bankes took down, and answered subsequently with three Away then thou baneful controal, quotations from the same author, each

All alloy from our transport we'll three times as long, and as little to the

sever;

While the dictates which pour thro' the purpose. The House was this day occupied

soul with mere notices of motions. Mr. Cole

On our bearts shall be printed for ridge, the member for Albemarle, in

J, C. the room of Mr. Gifford, who, we learn, has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds, begged to propose a bill for the alteration and deterioration of the Quarterly Review. The House heard his maiden

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MECHANICS' ORACLE AND DOMESTIC GUIDE. 415 Bechanics' Oracle and Domestic To produce a Carmine Red Flame. Guide.

The flame of spirit of wine may be

coloured by the addition of various subNATURAL PHILOSOPHY.

stances, which the spirit holds in soluTo the Editor of the Portfolio and tion, or which are mixed with it. And

although the real causes which modify Ilive.

the colours of burning bodies are not SIR,—I beg leave to send you for in- sufficiently known, the phenomena are sertion the following highly interesting in themselves sufficiently striking to dea experiments in Chemistry,—which any serve attention. The flame of alcohol #. of your readers may perform--even if (or spirit of wine) is tinged red in the

they are totally unacquainted with the following manner: Put into a small iron science, and destitute of a large assort- ladle one part of muriate of strontia, and ment of apparatus.

pour over it three or four of alcohol, then Your's, &c. T. P. set the spirit on fire, and it will continue e

to burn with a beautiful carmineflame. el Brilliant Precipitation of Lead in an especially if the ladle be held over a

arborescent and metallic form, com candle or lamp so as to cause the spirit monly called the

to boil rapidly.

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LEAD TRBE.

Into a quart decanter, nearly filled To produce an Orange coloured Flame. with soft or rain water, put of an ounce Proceed as before, only using mu. of super-acetate of lead (sugar of lead riate of lime, deprived of its water of of commerce) reduced to powder; shake chrystalization. the mixture and suffer it to stand undisturbed two or three days; then de

To produce an Emerald Green Flame. cant the clear Auid from the insoluble residue (if any;) reject the latter, and

Cause alcohol to burn in a ladle on after having rinced the decanter with nitrate of copper, or boraccic acid. water, return into it the clear solution. If now a small piece of zinc be suspend Two highly Odorous and Volatile ed in it by means of a piece of brass bodies become destitute of Smell wire affixed to the cork, and the vesse

by Mixture. be set in a place wbere it cannot be disturbed, the zinc soon becomes cover

Pour into a wine glass about a teaed with a moss-like substance of metallic spoonful of liquid ammouia, and a like lead, which increases gradually and quantity of muriatic acid, which are shoots out brilliant chrystalline plates both very pungent scents, and they form of metallic lead, which place themselves

a compound totally void of smell, viz. in a kind of symmetrical arrangement,

muriate of ammonia. somewhat resembling a tree or shrub.

Two Cold Liquids become Boiling Hot Test to detect Copper.

by Mixture. The best test of the presence of

Put into a thin phial two parts (by

eopper in solution is liquid ammonia or measure) of sulphuric acid,'and one part - hartsborn, to prove which, take a wine of cold water.-On stirring or mixing glass containing a few drops of a solu

them together, the mixture acquires a tion of sulphate of copper, and fill it up

heat greater than boiling water. with water-no change will take place; but if a little liquid ammonia be added,

A Powder which takes Fire when the mixture iminediately assumes a fine

rubbed in a Mortar. sulphuric blue colour, which is owing to the presence of copper.

To six grains of chlorate of potass,

reduced to a fine powder, add three of Test to detect Iron.

finely pulverized charcoal; mingle them

together by the gentlest possible fricTake a wine glass of water, and add tion on a piece of paper. If to this mixa little of a solution of sulphate of iron; ture two grains of sulphurbe added, the, * to this add a little tincture of galls, and whole when forcibly rubbed in a mortar La violet or black will be the production. of any description takes fire with a very This forms the basis of writing ink, but vivid flash like gunpowder.—The hand gum and other substances must be add- should be covered with a glove during ed to prepare it for use.

this experiment.

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THE ESSENCE OF ANECDOTE AND WIT.

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Essence of anecdote and walit. frequent applications to obtain an io

terview with him on business of import.

ance, tired at length of calling, ex. Argument for a week, Laughter for a

claimed—“God send our next bishop month, and a good Jest for ever."-Shakspeare.

may have finished his studies." COUNT DE GRAMMONT.

ATTORNEYS. On the first execution of the cele

A gentleman in the country who bad brated Miserere of Lully before the court of Louis XIV. in the chapel at just buried a rich relation, an attorney,

was complaining to Foote of the very Versailles, the monarch being on his knees during the whole time, necessa-,

great expenses of a country funeral.

“Why, do you bury your Attorneys rily kept his court in the same position. At its conclusion the King asked the to be sure we do; how else ?"

here ?" asked Foote gravely. Count de Grammont : his opinion of it. we never do that in London.”. “ Sire," he replied, “the music is very said the other," much surprised, “ hos soft to the ears, but very hard to the

do you manage ?” “Why, when the knees."

patient happens to die, we lay him ogt BON MOT OF CHARLES II.

in a room over night by himself, lock the

i dvor, throw up the sash, and in the King Charles 11. being prevailed upon morning he is entirely off.*' “ Indeed!" by one of his courtiers to knight a very. cried the other in amazement, what beworthless fellow, when he was going to comes of bimi ?", "Why, that we canlay his sword upon his shoulder, our not tell, not beiog acquainted with sunew knight drew back, and hung down pernatural causes. "All that we know his head, as if out of countenance. of the matter is, that there is a strong “ Don't be ashamed," said the King, smell of brimstone in the room neu " I have the greatest reason to be so. moruing."

Qu. Did either of the Empirics who recently obtained that honour by fraud,

ADVERTISEMENT. exhibit any signs of bashfulness?

The following advertisement is liteMR. MACREADY.

rally copied froin a New Jersey paper :

-"To be sold, on the Sth of July, one Mr. Macready, whilst performing at a hundred and thirty-one suils-al-law, the theatre under the management of the property of an eminent attorney, about Tate' Mr. Mansell, unnecessarily made to retire from, business. -Note, The úse of an oath, contrary to the rules of clients are rich and obstipate." Mr. Mansell's establishinent, who, much to his credit, obliged all the performers

NED WARD. who used oaths unnecessarily to forfeit The facetious Ned Ward tells Is the sum of five shillings, which forfeits of a law-suit founded on two words, were appropriated to the relief of sick this and that, so ill-written, that one and indigent actors :: . when settling could not be distinguished from the with Mr. Macready for his stipulated other; the suit lasted so long that time salary, lie deducted the required sum completely obliierated both, so that in for a breach of his rules. Mr. Macréady, the end it was neither this nor that. with great cheerfulness, submitted to the deduction, and upon inquiring to

RANDLE HOLMES. what purpose the sum (so obtained) Randle Holines, who wrote a very would be appropriated, gave a 101. note extraordinary and encyclopædia volume towards the furtherance of so excellent on the science of Heraldry, was cona plan, saying, “ he wished from his plimented by an expressive anagram, heart all managers would adopt the Lo! men's Herald! The celebrated same system, as nothing tended so much Sir Thomas Wiat bore his own designatowards the fall of the drama as this of- tion in his name—a IY it ; and in Verfensive custom."

non was found renoun.' The anagran

on the mistress of Charles IX. of France A BISHOP IN HIS STUDIES.

was historically just; Marie Touchet, The Bishop of Avranches, Huet, de.

Je charme tout. voted the whole of his time to study. A (Correspondents in our Next.) person in his diocese, who had made London:- Printed for William Charlton Wright, 65, Paternoster Row,

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