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VOL. 4.]

New PlaysThe Green Man-Jealous on both sides.

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five and romantic effect. In Puebla whole city, the houses as it were in they call them the “ Volcanoes of Mex. succession, are lifted up. This terrible ico," and in Mexico, the “ Volcanoes pbenomenon has awaked me many of Puebla," but the right name is the times in the night; the continued cry Volcano of Popecatepail, because only and the incessant loud prayers of the tbe Pico is a half extinguished and Mexican watchmen who during the sometimes smoking volcano, which is whole night do not leave the streets, without doubt the reason that the in- adding horror to this dreadful catashabitants of Mexico are often awaked trophe. This frightful and uneasy by earthquakes, and even in the day- sensation caused by earthquakes, is not lime are frequently in such dreadful excited in Mexico by any experience anxiety, that one afternoon at three of the terrible consequences, but by o'clock, while the bells were tolling at the possibility of them; for unhappily the cathedral for prayers, most of the many towns in Spanish America have Inhabitants were kneeling in the streets; been destroyed by earthquakes, by the whole city seemed to reel, so that which Mexico, except some small dammy windows and doors, which stood a age to the buildings, has hitherto been jar, were shut and opened, though there spared ; and may it always remain so! was no wind, and the things which In my next letter I will give you an hung against the wall moved backwards account of my visit to the Glaciers, and forwards ; this reeling motion, which was attended with some remarkdoes not hurt the buildings nearly so able circumstances. Your's, &c. much as the concussions by which the

SONNESCHMID.

THE DRAMA.

HAYMARKET THEATRE, Aug. 29, 1818. Spanish nature of the incidents, forbid us to ITVAE Green Man continues to be played think it altogether original : it is however I every night with unabating attractions,

che with nohavinnetonkane very whimsical and lively. The songs are and, indeed. so long as peculiarly just and indced but indifferent, and there are more fine acting is relished by the public, so long oaths than either humour requires or good will Terry's performance of this part draw

manners sanction. By the way, we could and deligst verflowing houses.

wisb that several lapses of this kind were The Green Man was produced at L'Odeon also suppressed in the Green Man: it is a in Paris, under the title of L'Homme Gris.

great mistake to suppose that vulgar swearIt is the work of Messrs. Daubigny and Pon- ing adds any thing to the spirit of dialogue. jol, for Freocb dramatists are much given to

to Tbe Fre!

The French stage is less inoral than the hunt in couples, and the plot, taken original- English, and the habits of the people more Jy from a novel of Augustus La Fontaine, is licentious; yet the one would not offer, nor in many respects similar to that of Le Dissi- the otber tolerate, that breach of decorum pateur. Its success on the Parisian stage was which is with us“ as common as lying.” We a fair recommendation to Mr. Jones, our ex. Subjoin Possado, the longing-nous

subjoin Possado, the lodging-house keeper's cellent comdian ; and by his translation song, as the most amusing specimen. and adaptation, he has unquestionably added the lagrel of authorship to that of acting,and

When first yweet Mrs. Poss I knew, now shines in both. Several of the scenes

Oh! I was jealous, it is true are altogether newthe characters of Major

of Mrs. Poss ; Dumpling and Captain Bibber are entirely

But married once, no jealous touch different from their two insignificant proto E'er came my heart to trouble much types, one of whom is a lawyer in the origi

With Mrs. Poss, nal; and Jones's nwo character, of Crackley, and the secondary action of his loves

One night, as used to roam, 'tis true, with Bertha, are great improvements, since

I came late home, as husbands do, in the Parisian drama Bertha has no admirer,

To Mrs. Poss ; and Crackley is nothing more than an When as I bolted in with doubt, almost dumb adventurer, who has a little of I saw another boiting out the Anglomania, and is in league with the

From Mrs. Poss.
, gamblers who win Sir George Squander's
money.

Alarm'd-My dear, says I, what's that?
ENGLISH OPERA.

You foo', 'twas bothng but a rat,
Jealous on all Sides bas also been publish-

Says Mrs. Poss; cd, and we gather from the title page that it Then blows I dealt this way and that, is the production of Mr. S. Beazley, the Says I, I thonght I sweit a rat, author of The Boarding House,' • Is he

Good Mrs. Poss. . Jealous,' &c. The involution of plot, and

W ATHAN EUM. Vol. 4.

VARIETIES.
From the Monthly Magazines, August, 1818. A Mr. Robert Aiken, at Stranraer in

T is a singular coincidence, that in Scotland, has discovered a new mode 1 1718, at the distance of precisely one of curing Herrings, so as to prevent hundred years from the present, the the yellow rust, and preserve the fish in weather was extremely hot and dry its original whiteness. The same mode over all Europe. The air felt so op- of curing is applicable to meat and butpressive that all the Theatres were shut ter, which remain amazingly fresh, and in Paris. Scarcely any rain fell for have a pleasant taste when submitted to the space of nine months, and the this process. springs and rivers were dried up. The grass and corn were quite parched. In Ingenious inscription upon a Sun some places, the fruit-tress blossomed Dial in Paris.-“ I count only the setwo or three times. The thermometer renest hours." (Fahrenheit's) rose to 98° at Paris.

Falstaff's Company. During the WITCHCRAFT.

representation of Shakspeare's Henry The following letter is copied from

om IV. in the Theatre at Berlin, Falstaff the Harleian manuscript, 1686, pre

re describing his company, an honest served in the British Museum. It is

ia tradesmen in the pit said to his Bride, from a Mr. Manning, dissenting teach

“ Only hear, all that is a joke upon the er at Halstead in Sussex, to John Mor

Landsturm !” An unequivocal testimoley, Esq. Halstead.

ny that the Poet is adapted to all times. Halstead, August 2, 1632. SIR,- The narrative wh I gave you

PRO BONO PUBLICO.

THREE INFALLIBLE REMEDIES.* in relation to witchcraft, and which

Cure for the Jaundice.- Drink plenyou are pleased to lay your commands til

tisully of decoction of carrots. upon me to repeat, is as follows. There"

Cure for the Gout.-Apply a leekwas one Master Collett, a smith by

. poultice to the part affected. trade, of Haveingham in the county of P

Cure for Dysentery.—Eat modeSuffolk, formerly served in Sir Joho..

rately of marlamade of quioces. Duke's family, in Benhall in Suffolk,

Ok, N. B. Tincture of goose-grass is an who, as 'twas customary with him, as- ;

imperial sweetener of the blood. sisting the maids to churne, and not " being able (as the phrase is) to make Brixton, Surrey, 12 Aug. 1818. the butter come, threw an hot iron into the churn, under the notion of witch- An intelligent Correspondent (of craft in the case, upon which a poore the New Monthly Mag.) says that labourer, then employed in carrying of the tender shoots of Scotch fir, peeled dung in the cart, cried out in a terrible and eaten fasting early in the morning manner, They have killed me! they in the woods, when the weather is dry, have killed me ! still keeping bis hand has performed inany cures of pulmonaupon his back, intiinating where the ry complaints among the Highlanders.' paine' was, and died upon the spot. Is the effect the same as in the instance Mr. Collett, with the rest of the ser- of tar-water recommended in one of vants then present, took off the poore our recent Numbers ? inai's clothes, and found, to their greatP. Gumilla, Hist. Natur. de l'Oreosurprize, the mark of the iron that was noque, says that 18 Spaniards seated beated and thrown into the churd, themselves on a snake, which they deeply impressed upon his back. This mistook for an old trunk of a tree, and account I had from Mr. Collett's own which, to their great astonishment, bemouth, who, being a man of an un- gan to move! This was in the woods blemished character, I verily believe to of Cora, Venezula. be matter of fact. I am, Sir, &c. * We insert these pithy Recipes as we

SAN, MANNING. have received them.--ED.

DELPHOS.

Varieties : Literary, &c. vol. 4.]

163 Captain Kater, after measuring the

the The New Monthly Magazine menlength of the peodulum. at Unst, in tions a patent by Louis F. Vallet, of Shetland, intends doing the same in Walbrook, for, the

in Walbrook, for the manufacture of a Norway, latitudes 70 or 71. and 65 or new ornamental surface to metal or me66. These, with other experiments of tallic composition. This is a variety of

It is laid on a similar nature, at various places in Scots the crystallization of tin. land, will be of great importance in de- with a brush or sponge, and consists of termining the true figure of the earth, in 1 part sulpheric acid, and 5 parts water, which M. Biot has made so distinguish- each mixture separate ; then 10 parts of ed a progress.

the former united with one of the latter,
and applied with a pencil, and repeated

several times.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
In the English 1000 years ago.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. “Uren fader thic arth in heofnas, sic The unaffectedness, the strength of gehalgud thin noma: to cymeth thin ric: understanding, and the downright plainsic thin willa sue is in heofnas and in ness of Dr. Franklin, shew, that as he eortho. Uren blaf ofer wirtlic sel us to was a man of very superior intellect, he daeg ; and forgef us scylda urna, sue we had no occasion to entrench bimself beforgefen scyldum urum ; and no inlead hjod little obscurities, in order to appear usith in custnung. Ah gefrig urich from greater than he really was. Thus in all ifle. Ameo.”—Camden's Remains. his writings there is a perspicuity and

Two hundred years later the language adaptation to the common sense of had undergone such alterations that the common people, which has rendered his Prayer run thus :

productions so highly, universally, and "Thu ore fader the earl on heofenum. deservedly popular. And this without Si thio nama gehalgod. Cum thin ric. any meapness or lowness of style ; for Si thio willa on eorthen swa, swa on he is strong without being coarse, and beofepum. Syle us to dæg urn dæg- simple without being meagre, and inthaplican blaf. And forgif us ure telligible without being rude or unmindgyltas swa, swa we forgifath tham the ful of the better arts of composition. with us agyltath. And ne led the us Upon the whole, few, if any, of the on costoung. Ac alys us from yfle. moderos have so nearly approached the Siit swa.” - Lisle's Saron Monuments. ancient school as Dr. Franklin, in the

abundance of bis matter, the depth and There is very little difference between originality of his thoughts, the occathis version and that in the Saxon gospels sional playfulness of his fancy, and the said to have been translated by King variety and accuracy of bis views on all Alfred : but about two centuries and a the subjects upon which he ventured to half after, in the time of Henry II.,

enry "; appear as an author.---Lit. Gaz. Aug. Pope Adrian, an Englishman, rendered " the prayer thus, and sent it over--a

A RUSSIAN ANECDOTE. curious example both of the progress Artemon Sergiewitsch Matwejeff, a of tbe language, and of the versification Russian Bojar, in the second half of in that age. It is in black letter, but the 17th century, was, for his wisdom we employ the usual type for the sake and loyalty, the favourite of the Czar of conveniency.

Alexei Michailowitsch, and at the same * Ure fadyr in heaven rich,

time beloved by the people for bis huThy name be hallyed ever lich,

manity and benevolence. He was Thou bring us thy michell blisse:

Governor of several Provinces, Keeper Als bit in heaven y-doe,

of the Great Seal, Minister of Foreign That in yearth beene it also. That boly bread that lasteth ay,

Affairs, and Chief Judge of the StrelThou send it ous this ilke day,

itzi. The Czarina Natalia Kirilowna Forgive ous all that we have don,

Narischkin, the Mother of Peter the As we forgivet uch other mon :

Great, was educated in his house, MatNe let ous fall into no founding, Ac shield ous fro the fowle thing. Amen."

wejeff possessed only a small house iu

Moscow, on the same spot where he wejeff went home, received the stones, afterwards erected a great building of thanked the depaties,and built bis palace. stone, which (if it was not destroyed in 1812) is still standing, and belongs EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM ROME. to the princely family of Metschtscher

June 16. sky. The Czar had very often advised Among all the remarkable things him to build a palace, but be always that I have seen, I was very much evaded it. The Czar at length declars struck with a religious festival in Gening that he would hinself have the pai- zano (a little town between Velletri ace built for him, he answered--that he and Rome) for the celebration of Corhad already taken some measures for pus-Christi, which took place this day its erection, and he now actually order. week. It has been the custom there ed materials for building. Bui at that froin time immemorial to spread out in time there was not suficient stone in two particular streets a carpet, put toMoscow for the foundation. The re. gether with great ingenuity, of flowers port was soon spread that the Bojar interwoven, over which the procession Matwejeff wanted to build a house, but with the host marches. Every family could not begin for want of stones for of this town takes upon itself a conthe foundation. The Strelitzin and partment of this carpet, which is richly the people assembled and consulted, adorned with symbolical figures, heraland the next day they sent deputies to dic devices, portraits, &c.; and it is Matwejeff. These said-" The Strel- not to be described with what indusitzin and the people have learned that try, pleasure, and care the religious you want stones for the foundation of zeal of these good country people comyour house, and they salute you, and bines these various flowers in a real beg that you would accept them as a work of art. Strangers and inhabitants present from them.” « My dear flock from all sides ; among the latter friends,” answered Matwejeff, ** I do the country women are particularly disnot want your presents, but if you have tinguished by their beauty and antiquestones, sell them to me: I am rich, and looking dress. The fine prospect over can pay for them." The deputies an- the lake of Reme, and the appearance swered_“ That you cannot do; those of the sea in the horizon, the glow of who sent us will not sell the stones at the colours and grace of the forms unany price, but they will gladly make der which nature is seen, the delicious their benefactor a present of them, and air, and all that you hear, see, or feel beg of you not to refuse it.” It was around, elevates the mind, and imparts long before Matwejeff was persuaded, a solemn charin to this lestival. but he at last consented. How great was his surprise wen he saw, the next

From the London Literary Gazette. morning, his whole court-yard filled ORIGINAL ANECDOTE.-OLIVER CROM-. with TOMB-STONES ! The deputies came again, and said, “We have letch- Oiver Cromwell was one day ened these stones from the graves of our gaged in a warın argument with a lady fathers and children ; and it was on that on the subject of oratory—in which account that we would not sell them at she maintained that eloquence could any price ; but to the man who has only be acquired by those who made it done so much for us, we make a pres- their study in early youth, and their ent of that which we so highly vener. practice afterwards. The Lord Proate.” Matwejeff begged them to wait, tector, on the contrary, maintained, and he went to the Czar, whom he that there was an eloquence which made acquainted with this singular oc- sprang from the heart, since when that currence. “ Take the stones," said the was deeply interested in the attainment Czar, “ the people must love you sin- of any object, it never failed to supply cerely since they rob the graves of their a fluency and richness of expression, families for your sake :-such a pres- which would, in the comparison, ren. ent, my friend, I would myself grate- der vapid the studied speeches of the fully accept from the people.” Mat- most celebrated orators.

WELL.

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This argument ended, as most argu- transported“ on the axle-tree," anf der Achse.

One of our Journalists translating a German ments do—in the lady's tenaciously ad- De

any scenaciously ad- newspaper in which the phrase occurred, hering to her belief in the impossibility mistook this for a river Achse, avd lamerited of any one making an eloquent speech, line on alaovere unicorn that he could not find on the map this impor

' tant medium for supplying the towos on the wbo had never scientifically studied the Elbe with merchandize when that river was art of speaking in public-and in the blockaded ! !--- Autumn on the Rhine. Protector's telling her he was well convinced that be should one day make

La PHILOSOPHICAL TEA-POTS AND FIRE-SCREENS.

* The difference that subsists in varions her a convert to bis opinion.

bodies in conducting heat, has been known

for a considerable time: the difference that this lady was thrown into a stale bor. takes place in various surfaces, in imbibing

" and discharging, as well as in reflecting it bas dering on distraction, by the unexpect- been ascertained with accuracy but lately. ed arrest and imprisooment of her hus. From a polished metallic surface, it is found

that it is as feebly emitted as it is strongly band, who was conducted to the Tow- reflected : while from a surface of another er, as a traitor to the government. The substance, such as glass, or, what is better, agonized wife flew to the Lord Pro- paper, it is discharged with a profusion pro

portional to the reluctance with which, in lector's, rushed through his guards, ibe same kind of surface, it is imbibed. A threw herself at his feet, and with the variety of improvements is, from this econoinost pathetic eloquence, pleaded for a post pathetic eloquence wooden for omy of nature, suggested in the practical

management of heat. A vessel with a bright the life and innocence of her injured inetallic surface must be the best tried to

preserve liquors warm, and also the best

conservatory to keep them cool. A silver severe brow,till the petitioner,overpow tea-pot will emit scarcely. half as much heat ered by the excess of her feelings, and as one of porcelsio : and the slightest varoish the energy with which she had expres

of platina gold or silver, as appied to ear

hau expreso thenware, is reckoned to mane inat kind of sed then)---paused--theo his stern inanufacture about one third part more recountenance relaxed into a smile, and leotive of heat than it would be without it.

On the other hand, metallic teaketues beextending to her an order for the im- come more easily heated on the fire, when mediate liberation of her husband, be they have lost their polish, and their bottoms, said : " I think all who have witnessed

have become tarnished and smoked ; and if

any bright surface of metal be slightly fur. this scene will vote on my side of the rowed,” or divided by fine tutings, it will question in dispute between us the oth- emit the heat very sensibly faster. Io coner day—that the eloquence of the sa

in sequence of this doctrine, Professor Leslie

says, a plate of metal, however this, if only beart, is far above that, mechanically burnished on each side, will form a most acquired by study."

efficacious screen. A smooth sheet of paste

board, gilt over on both sides, would, he Whether the compliment could pos- adds, answer the same purpose : but what sibly make amends for the severe and he suggests as most complete in efficacy and painful lesson which called it forth, I

s elegant in form, would be composed of two

m, I parallel sheets of China paper placed about inust leave to my readers to decide on an inch a-under, and having their inuer suraccording to their individual characters. faces and their outsides sprinkled with towe

(From a MS. by the Author of
O MS bube dowh

e rs of gold and silver.
John Sobieski,king of Poland.)

VARIATION CHARTS.

Mr. Thomas Yeates ha- constructed a vaExtensive serpentine vrins and rocks riation chart of all the navigable oceans and of chromate of iron bave been discovere south, from accurate documents obtained of

seas between latitude 65 deg. north and ed in the Shetland Islands. From this Spanish surveys in the Pacific Ocean ; jourore several beautiful and very durable pals at the Hydrographical Office Admiral

ty; and at the East India Hou.e; collated piginents are obtained, which are highly with tables of the variations recently formel valued in the arts. Hither to the inar- from the observations of different navigators. ket bas been supplied from North Amer.

This chart is deliveated on a new play, all

the magnetic meridians being drawn upon it ica, but the abundance of it in Shetland throughout, for every change of ope degree will now form a valuable export from in the variation; and it will be elocidated

with explanatory notes, and a brief state. that island.

ment of the late discovery of an aberration

in the variation resulting from the deviation TRANSLATOR'S BLENDER

or change of a ship's head from the magnetic In Germany it is said familiarly of goods

meridian, accompanied by the rules invented conveyed by land carriage, that they are the samne.

by the late Capiaio Flinders for correcting

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