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CURE FOR THE JAUNDICE. our magazine a vehicle of horrors ; but it becomes a part of our duty to hand down to Drink plentifully of decoction of carposterity accounts, however brief, of certain rots. events which inust ever excite astonishment and indignation. We allude to several atro- Tincture of goose-grass is an impecious murders which have been committed rial sweetener of the blood. within the short space of a month in different parts of the country, two of which have dise graced our metropolis, and which, in point Extraordinary facl in Natural Hisof malignity and cruelty, can scarcely be tory.--A correspondent, on whose reparalleled. One, which is the universal subject of conversation, was committed on raciy wel

40 racity we can rely, assures us, that, on the evening of the 16th, by a wretch named Tuesday last, passing from Ludgate. Dean, on the body of a female infant, four bill to Blackfriars-bridge. at balf-past years and a half old, the daughter of two decent persons named Albert, residing near three in the forenoon, by fasbionable the Elephant and Castle. The murderer time, he saw-A DANDY-in full feather (an engraver out of employ, aod who had been a soldier) was intimate with the family from the combed-out head to the boots. He took the child out, on the evening in and decorated with-a butcher's greex question, on pretence of buying it some ap- anron! ples, and in a passage close by the residence of its parents, nearly severed its head from

A very worthy clergyman, affectionits body with his pocket knife. He had al- ately attached to bis family, was asked ways shewn a remarkable fondness for the hori child. The demoniac, in a day or two after

e by a friend, if his daughter, who was wards, surrendered himself, and made a vol- known to be near her confinement, was untary confession that he had committed the yet put to bed ? "Yes,' replied the crime through love! A public-house-keeper's daughter, acar Aldgate, having rejected Doctor,

cted Doctor, ' I thank you, she is.
I thank you, she is.

“And bis addresses, he determined to murder her, what is the result ?"-"Wby, my dear that his own life might be forfeited ; but on Sir. (returned the cheerful Divine) she reflection, he said he preferred killing the child, because it had less sins to answer for! has had her labour for her pains." The other case was that of a Chelsea pension- A boy at school was accused by er, a German, 40 years of age, who delibeerately stabbed his wife because he suspect

another, of having secreted or stolen his ed her of incontinence. A third case of' hor- penknife, and could not persuade him ror may be added to make up the climax. to the contrary. The loser at length The body of a soldier's wife has just been found in a well ata public-house at Bromp- determined that the supposed iniet ton, where it had lain a mouth, since a part should buy him a new one, and told of the regiment was quartered there ; it was him so

15 bim so ; to which the other untbioking

to which the other noebinlinediscovered by the corrupt state of the water, which was constantly used. The husband ly replied, “ Yes, but not till I'm Lord (an Irishman) gave out that his wife had elo- Mayor of London !” Though the ped with another man : he has since deserted. í

boy had then no connexion whatever A New Literary Journal, to be enti

i with the Metropolis, he is now become shed the Edinburgh Moniblu Review is one of its Aldermen, and more than a about to appear. The first number year will probably not elapse before he will be published on the 1st of January,

is seated in the Mayoral chair. The 1819, and to be regularly continued.

other person, the accuser, is still living,

and bas signitied his intention of claimTYPHUS Fever.

ing the fulfilment of the promise.* Dr. J. C. Smith obtained f5.000 • Since writing the above, remarkable to relate, from Parliainent, for the following re

the subject of the anecdote has suddenly expind. It

was no other than Alderinan Goodbehere. cipe :-R. 6 dr. powdered nitre, 6 dr. of oil of vitriol, mix them in a tea cup by adding to the nitre one drachm of

EPIGRAM. the oil at a time. The cup to be placed On reading in a Morning Paper, that a young during the preparation on a hot bearth

Nobleman had lost his life through having

his Stays laced too TIGHT. or plate of heated iron, and the mixture

Ye Da lies, take heed while your Stays ye stirred with a tobacco pipe. The cup

are placing, to be placed in different parts of the Unless you've a fancy to die of--a lacing, sick-room.

Which most of you merit, I know !

Be careful---remember, while yet ye hare INFALLIBLE CURE FOR THE GOUT.

breath, Apply a leek-poultice to the part Ere Jemmy Jumps deals you undignified affected.

death,
If too fond of staying, you go.

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From La Belle Assemblee, December, 1813.

And we waft it away to our realms unseen,
Under icy arches broad and shren,
Where a thousand gardens of lilies grace
The frozen Pole's eternal base.
Woe to the ear that has heedless heard

Oar midnight song of warning !
And to him who wounds the azure bird

We send in the cloud of morning !
Published half-m

He shall see his gallant vessel near

The boat of the ocean-spider,
Its masts shall seem but a May-fly's spear,

And its cable the down of eider;

But when in the slumber of peace he lies, NO. 11.]

BOSTON, N That boat to a rock of ice shall rise ;

When the gale is mute, and the hour is dark,
It shall hold in its chasm bis rifted bark.
Till the mighty Serpent* has unfurl'd

The emerald folds that clasp the world.
From the But he who blesses our holy light

With a pray'r to them that guide it,
THE HERMI Shall steer his bark thro' the mists of night,

Though a whirlpool yawns beside it.
No. XII.

We will build for him our rainbow-bridge,

From the torrent's gulph to the mountain's FAIRLY DRIVEN OUT OF TOWN. ridge ;

His bark shall pass where the sea-snake's fin
Is not slender enough its way to win ;

And our light of love to the darkest pole
From the European Magazine, Oct. 1818.

Shall follow and bless our kindred soul. V.
THE ARCTIC MOON.

* The Green Serpent of Midgard is supposed to

encircle the world. [By the Author of Legends of Lampidosa, &c] UTHEN Briorn* sat on the land of ice,

From the Literary Gazette. W Where the cloudy Storin-God hovers, EXTRACT FROM SOUTAWELL's Poems. Ere the four stars looked from northern skies, Or the sons of the West were rovers,

[Just published.] The voice of his Sire he reinember'd not,

The Rev. ROBERT SOUTAWELL lived in the Nor the greetivg by brothers spoken

age of Elizabeth. In reviving his poems, His hore and his kindred were forgot,

Mr. Walter has performed a delightful But he knew his first love's token--

task ; for among the Bards of that brilliant And the sound of his lost Therida's name reigo he shone with no inferior lustre. On his ear like the breath of the south-wind

With much of the general character of the came.

period, fully participating in its peculiari

ties, often led away by antithesis, and For we who live in the bright full moont

sometimes conceited in the choice of words, In her rainbow hover'd near him,

there is an overflowing of mind, a richness And we kept in her crystal halls a boon

of imagination, and a felicity of versificaIn the lonely hour to cheer him :

tion in this author, which eminently entiThep about his pillow of snow we stole,

tle his productions to the regard of after And we gave to the eye of his dreaming soul times. His melancholy life and dreadful A mirror that show'd the fair array

fate, too, would spread a deep interest over of the loveliest bours that had passed away. his works, even were they in themselves In the folds of our silver light we keep

destitute of it, which is very far from being

the case. Poor Southwell was cast on a The joy that is lost too deetly, And we bring it again to bless the sleep

stormy epoch, when neither high birth, nor Of him who serves as meetly ;

merit, nor innocence, sufficed to save the

victims of political and religious contenWe watch his bed, for we send forth all

tions. He was of a good family in Norfolk, The souls of inen froin our crystal hall,

educated at Doway, and at sixteen entered And the music that dreaming mortals bear

into the society of Jesuits

Jesuits at Rome. I Is tbe distant choir of their native sphere.

1584 he came as a missionary into England, We watch the maiden's funeral rite,

became domestic chaplain to Anne coun- .' Ere the snowy cheek is shrouded, , 3 tess of Arundel, in which situation he reTo take again the spirit of light

mained till 1592, when, in consequence of That lived in her clay unclouded :

some of the violent e-actions of that time,

he was apprehended at Uxenden in Mid. This adventurer, when found at Spitzbergen by dlesex, and sent prisoner to the Tower his countrymeu, had forgotten his native language

Here he was confined three years, during and reineinbered nothing of his family till his wife's

which, says Mr. Walter, ring was shewn to him. + The Arctic Moon often remains a fortnight ua. "He was cruelly racked ten times, with a

view to extort from him a disclosure of cerchanged.

tain supposed conspiracies against the gre CURE FOR THE JAUNDICE. eroinent. At the end of this period, bo Drink plentifully of decoction of car. sept an epistle to Cecil, the Lord Treasu-i rer, humbly entreating his Lordship that rots. he might either be brought upon his trial, Wri,

Tincture of goose-grass is an impeto answer for himself, or, at least, that his friends might have leave to come and see , sweetener of the blood. him. The Treasurer answered, “ that if he was in such haste to be hanged, he Extraordinary fact in Natural His.

should quickly have his desire." Shortly after, he was removed to Newgate, ry. -A correspondent, on whose vetried at Westminster for remaining in Eng; city we can rely, assures us, tbal, ob land contrary to the statute,convicted, and condemned to death ; which sentence was uesday last, passing from Ludgateexecuted at Tyburn on the 21st of Febru- ill to Blackfriars-bridge, at ball-past ary, 1595 ; when the unhappy sufferer was hrpe in the foron,

hree in the forenoon, by fashionable only in his 35th year. His principal poem is St. Peter's Complaint, ime, he saw-A DANDY-in full feather

which is a perfect exemplification of the rom the combed-out head to the boots, characteristics we have ascribed to the of Elizabeth.

eplete ind decorated with poetry of

a butcher's gitar with thought, redundant in images, anti- pron! thetical and strained with a few conceits, it A,

| A very worthy clergyman, affectionis altogether an admirable composition. The entire there is occupied with the self- tely attached to his family, was asked accusations and contrite mourning of Peter y a friend, if his daughter, who was

for the crime of having denied his Master. Of the minor poems, we are much pleased how to be near her confinement, was with the moral and pathetic turn of that et put to bed ? Yes,' replied the

Joctor, • I thank you, she is. “ UPON TAE Image of Death."

“ And

hat is the result ?” Wby, my dear D EFORE my face the picture hangs, B

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r. (returned the cheerful n: That daily should put me in mind, Of these cold names* and bitter pangs Jocand of heart they seem, in sooth, That shortly I am like to find;

Stout Will now 'squires his Nannie. But yet, alas! full little I

Bald seventy takes the arm of youth, Do think hereon that I must die.

The prattler leads his grannie, I often look upon a face

Oh, 'tis, methinks, a pleasant sight, Most ugly, grisly, bare, and thin;

When neighbours thus are meeting, I often view the hollow place

When ev'ry countenance is bright, Where eyes and nose bad sometimes been;

And smiles with smiles are greeting. I see the bones across that lie, Yet little think that I must die.

Thrice welcome is the day of rest, I read the label underneath,

To them a cheerful season ; That telleth me whereto I must;

Devotion fills each glowing breast, I see the sertence, too, that saith,

But 'tis the fruit of reason. “Remember inan, thou art but dust." But yet, alas ! how seldom I

And as they leave the house of prayer, Do think indeed that I must die!

The solemn service ended,

They to their humble homes repair, Contingally at my bed's head

With hearts and morals mended.
A hearse doth hang, which doth me tell
That I ere morping may be dead,

And when at home, each breast dilates Though now I feel myself full well ;

With joys that have no measure, But yet, alas! for all this, I

And each bis evening consecrates Have little mind that I must die !

To calm domestic pleasure. The gown which I ain used to wear,

The knife where with I cut my meat: INSCRIPTION FOR A SUN-DIAL And eke that old and ancient chair,

BY W. C. RARVEY. Which is my only usual seat ;

MCORTAL, while the sunny beam, All these do tell me I must die, Aod yet my life amend not I. '

Tells thee here how time is gliding:

Haste the moments to redeem,
My ancestors are turned to clay,

For eternity providing.
And many of my mates are gone ;
My youngers daily drop away,

Winters pass, and springs renew,
And can I think to 'scape alone ?

In maturity advancing, No, no ; I know that I must die.

Youth to pleasure sighs * Adien," And yet my life amend not I.

In the fields of childhood dancing. Not Solomon, for all his wit,

Manhood sinks to hoary age, Nor Samson, though he were so strong;

And a night that has no morning : No king, nor power ever yett

' Oh, let Wisdom now engage, Could'scape, but death laid him along.

Hear ber dictates, and take warning Wherefore I know that I must die, · Wisely still the moments use, Aud yet my life amend not I.

Man is every moment dying: • Wastell reads better qualms.'

While this tablet you perase, Nor ever person yet,

Ob, remember time is lying!

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But nakedness, thou detestable town!

From the Literary Gazette.
THE HERMIT IN LONDON.
No. XII.

myself, whose age and grave habits FAIRLY DRIVEN OUT OF TOWN.

might satisfy her scrupulosity.

Biddy was educated at Queen-square ... Nothing I'll bear from thee,

boarding-school, but had not been in

town for five and twenty years, until Timon of Athens.

the other day, when I received a billet T HAVE a half cousin, about fifty from her to inform me that she had 1 years of age, whose oame is Bride taken a lodging in Bury Street St. get Jones. Her fond mother generally James's, in order to be near me, and called her Biddy, by which pame I beg to be at the same time in the court end leave to introduce her to my friends. of the towo. She occupied the first Biddy was very good looking at twen- floor; and the second was inhabited by ty; at thirty she fell off a little ; at for. Sir Oliver Oxygen, a Scotch baronet, ty, she grew thin, and began to bear and a very great speculator. His favmarks of disappointment; at fifty she ourite study was chemistry, and he had is a skeleton.

sanguine hopes of making his fortune Between the ages of twenty and of by it. He lodged in the second floor, forty, she refused a rich country squire, in order, as he said, to enjoy more raria poor clergyman, and two other pro- fied air ; but it is rather thought that fessional men in good practice; she hav- his main object was to be above the ing determined to marry either a lord, world. a baronet, or a colonel in the army. Miss Biddy did not much like have One of the last description paid her ing a male lodger in the house ; but marked attentions ; but, as cousin Bid- she could rely on her own discrction dy terms it, “be never explained him- and on a drop bolt ; and she resolved self.”

not to be intimate enough to warrant Since the age of forty no one has his visiting her ; so that she confined ever troubled her, and she now boldly their intercourse to sidelong courtesies declares her resolution never to marry. as they passed upon the staircase. Poor She is even growo so squeamish, that Biddy! the Baronet would not have she will not take a gentleman's arm, given a good dinner for her, nor have but prefers walking as erect as a ser- parted with an atom of potassium or jeant's pike, with her foot-boy behind sodium to purchase a groce of ladies her, to being lioked in the arm even of like her. The constant tumes bowever

3D ATHENEUM, VOL. 4.

of nitrous and other gases, the smell of Two bailiffs, who did not know his hydrogen, the explosions of inflamma- person, slipped into his apartment early ble matter, and the rumbling noises of in the morning. The Captaia wa the Baronet by night and by day, very preparing for guard, but had only his much annoyed my Cousin.

dressing-gown on. They came into At length, one morning earl;', some the room, and inquired his name. The byper-oxygenated muriat of potash ex- servant took the hint, and winked at ploded with such a report, that it knock- his master, who with the atmost cooled down the Baronet, and broke the ness said, “ Gentlemien, you are io a windows of the apartment. The land- mistake; the Captain lodges on the lord and landlady thought that their first floor, but is not up yet; he carpe lodger had shot himself; and Miss very late home from the masquerade ; Biddy apprehended that the roof of the but if you call again you will see him." bouse was blown off, and that she This was just the bait : they eagerly would be buried in the ruins of the hab- ran up stairs; whilst the Captain pat itation. Sell-preservation being the on his great coat and slipped out. The first law of nature, she leaped out of myrmidons burst into Biddy's room, bed, without recollecting that she had and took her for the Captain. The pot put on her under drapery, so that scene was most tragical, she was met en chemise by her Land- When undeceived, they came down lord and by her own footboy. The to the parlour, which they found lockdisgrace of this the chaste vestal Biddy ed; and after half an hour's parley, the could not brook. Besides, as she ob- door was forced, and they discovered served, har life was not safe with that in his master's dressing-gown the CapCaledonian madman ; so she left her tain's valet, who laughed at them imlodgings that day most precipitately, moderately. and discharged the poor footboy, alleg. Miss Biddy swooned three times as ing that she could not bear the sight of she told me; and, when recovered, she him, since her inodesty was put to the again changed her lodgings. "To be blush.

thus treated was worse than death," Miss Jones Dext took a lodging in complained she to me.“ “ The monNew Bond Street. The proprietor oc- sters! to take me for the Captain, iscupied the kitchen, the second floor deed! I am sure I never had any tbing and attics ; wbilst a Captain in the masculine about me!” Guards tenanted three rooms on the Her third lodging was in Baker ground hoor, to wit, a parlour, a bed- Street. Here she had the misfortune room, and a dressing room

to succeed a famous Lady. Biddy The captain was what my rattle of moreover is fond of the innocent amusea guard Cousin calls“ in the wind" a ments of tending her birds, and of good deal; and the knocks of dups and trimming and watering her plants.of dissatisfied tradesmen were like a These signs at a window-roses, gerunning fire at the door. “I will be raniums, and canary birds, are, I am paid,” vociferated a livery-stable Keep. told, a kind of lure to idle beaux; and er, one day that I called on cousin Bid- as my cousin's great passion is dress, dy. “I know that he is at home," she used to be nodded at behind a rose steroly observed a Horsedealer. “I or a balsam, or taken a side-view of won't go without my money,” said an through a bird.cage. At all hours, visHotel-keeper, on a third occasion.- itors poured in upon her; and such “Kick him out!" cried the bold Cap- ridiculous scenes occurred, that she was tain on a fourth. “Let him go and be soon beat off her ground there. d-, the tailoring son of a gun.” Be. “Ma'am, I beg your pardon ! it cansides, the Captain was borrowed occa- not be you that I want; but perhaps sionally; mistakes were made as to you have a lodger or a companion." their rooms; and one day this hero was the language daily used ; or, * 05! played Miss Biddy a very slippery (with a violent laugh) I am mistaken ; trick, as follows.

upon my soul I took you for quite aq

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