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Biographical Notices.


No time could be better adapted than the present for calling the public attention to Madanie Pasta, whose talents are the subject of several elaborate articles which have from time to time appeared in the Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review.

We have omitted some comparatively uninterest. ing passages, and have confined our selections principally to the immediate subject of this interesting and highly-gifted foreigner.

"Je cède à la tentation d'essayer un portrait musicale de Mademoiselle Pasta. On peut dire qu'il n'y eut jamais d'entreprise plus difficile; le langage musical est ingrat et insolite; à chaque instant les mots vont me manquer; et quand j'aurais le bonheur d'en trouver pour exprimer ma pensée, ils présenteraient un sens peu clair à l'esprit du lecteur. D'ailleurs il n'est peut-être pas un dillettante qui n'ait sa phrase toute faite sur Mademoiselle Pasta, et qui ne soit mécontent de ne pas la retrouver ici; et dans la juste admiration que cette grande cantatrice inspire au public, le lecteur le plus bienveillant trouvera son portrait sans couleur, et mille fois au-dessous de ce qu'il attendait."

and to the region from whence it is produced. We have not only our own observation, but the authority of one of the first masters in Europe now alive, for the following description. The first octave of voices that descend to the lowest contralto notes, is produced directly from the chest, and is the true voce di petto. From F or G, upon the treble staff to C, D, or E, according to circumstances, the voice is neither absolutely from the chest nor the headbut it is to be called mixed, for it partakes of the properties of both, because proceeding exactly from neither. The rest of the scale is falsetto or voce di testa. These are the Madame Pasta certainly enjoys them. common attributes of all voices of extended compass.

this variety as favourable to expression. His opinion is borne M. de Stendhal (or whoever the biographer is) considers out by the fact generally, but it must still remain a question whether a natural uniformity, the grand object of attainment of vocalists, be not preferable. Billington exhibited perhaps the most perfect example of this uniformity. But the question needs not to be discussed for our present purpose, for Madame Pasta does not possess it, and her praise consists in employing to the utmost advantage the qualifications which nature has granted her. She unites with great ease the voices at their points of junction

she substitutes the one for the other in the neutral parts, if one may use such a phrase, when different passion requires force or tenderness, or both by turns. Still, how. ever, there is the drawback of a general cast of tone lacking the richness, sweetness, and brilliancy, which characterize such voices as those of Billington and Catalani, and which go so far in affecting the mind through the agency of im pressions purely physical. This enchantment is unquestionably wanting to Madame Pasta's singing.

Actresses who, from the possession of a contralto voice, are accustomed to take male characters, assume and acquire Madame Pasta is not endowed by nature with that or- a boldness of style, which sometimes detracts from effect ganic superiority which most singers du premier rang are when they appear as the women of the drama, or more able to boast, and experience of the fact justifies us in say-especially in orchestral performance. Madame P. has not ing, that her voice was originally coarse in its tone, limited escaped this very natural consequence; and taken together in compass, and probably untractable with respect to exe- with the prevailing quality of her tone, it accounts for her Modes of expeditiously forming Rafts, from materials at hand;-an approved Method of constructing a cution. If this be true, and we can assert the fact of our #Porary Rudder;—an expeditious Mode of converting any own knowledge, the greater the praise which waits on

masculine manner of execution in particular passages. In speaking, however, of her general power and facility, we

can but acknowledge the mastery she has obtained. She can produce any given passage in any given way, and demonstrates at once the skill and the perseverance with which her studies have been conducted. Her manner of taking the high notes is particularly beautiful, with a slight occasional allowance for a failure of intonation in the upper parts of rapid passages; and her facility in descending divisions is quite delightful. Indeed her ornaments of this description are generally the most excellent, but it must be observed, that there is a perfection in the whole which indicates the best course of instruction in the formation of the voice. Of all the parts of her singing, the execution of ornaments and passages sotto voce is the most beautiful. She carries the power of ductility to its utmost possible perfection, and we must give her in this respect a praise equal to any vocalist we ever remember.

larly in male characters. At all times she is graceful, but
in particular passages she is more affecting than we con-
ceived she could be. Her recitativo parlante is far above
that of most performers, and we must repeat that her en-
tire manner exhibits the force of sensibility, intellect, and
science, in the use of organic powers generally speaking
far below those possessed by singers of so high a class.
"Madame Pasta made her first appearance on the 22d of
April, 1826, and so high is the just estimation of her talents
in England, that her popularity absorbs the universal
attention. We have found persons of excellent judgment
who do not rate her vocal powers so highly as last year:
such, however, is not our estimate. It appears to us that
Madame Pasta goes on enriching her style continually by

those finest touches of art which demonstrate the extremest

of the first quality, the general display, seldom dovetailed there was always a glaring assemblage of contending co lours, as far from uniformity as a carriage drawn by fou beautiful blood horses of different colours, size, and make However, by his dress he made his way into the most re spectable company, in which he never lost ground by any act of imprudence or incivility. This unexceptionabl conduct always rendered his second visit more desirabl than the first.

Amongst many, his superiors in rank and fortune, wh honoured him with their notice, the late much regrette Francis Dukenfield Astley, Esq. of Dukenfield-lodge, i Cheshire, paid him strong marks of attention, and togethe with many acts of kindness, made him a present of an ela gant gold snuff-box, value forty pounds.

Being engaged on very advantageous terms in the Ports

Madame Pasta is celebrated for the comparative plain. finish, that her faculty of transition is increased, her orna-mouth theatre, he pitched his quarters at the principal in dis-ments still further diversified, and her sotto voce execution at that town, which at that time happened to be fall o more touching than ever, while her bursts of passion are

ness of her style, and for the good taste and invention played in her ornaments and in their application. This is true in the general, but there are few who can be more florid than she can be and sometimes is. The song of all

others which has attracted most attention since she has been in England, is the celebrated entrata of Tuncredi "Oh Patria," and the popular air which follows it, "TH

could hardly be carried further than in her Romeo. Of
rendered more forcible by the augmented contrast. Pathos
her Medea, which has usurped so vast a portion of praise,
we shall speak at large in a separate article on the entire
opera. Scarcely ever was any singer more, if so popular

not even Billington or Catalani, though the one derived
an extrinsic attraction, if we may so term it, from her

che accendi." There is scarcely a single passage from the beginning to the end of it, that she does not absolutely being an Englishwoman, and the other from the immense rest there was a genteel young man, of a family that ranke

nation from whence Europe has so long been content to
reputation her wonderful powers had extorted from that
receive the laws of musical taste.

change. Whether Madame Pasta, considering how fre-
quently this song has been repeated, thought it necessary
to produce a striking variety we know not, but it seems to
us that no other reason can justify so complete a departure
from the composer's notes. For though we award to
"We next enter the domain of Madame Pasta, for it
Madame Pasta the praise of having demonstrated extra- may truly be said that from the moment of her arrival, the
ordinary ingenuity, we are by no means so ready to admit residue of the season was surrendered into her hands.
that her altarations improve the song. Her recitative is She alone was heard, felt, and seen.' Indeed, we are
certainly superb, and the passion strongly marked. She told that by her articles the management of Velluti was
changes the customary time of the concluding movement, superseded and thrown into her hands, it being stipulated
"Di tanti palpiti," which she gives much slower than
that she should have the sole superin tendence of the
has been usual, and with an altered expression. Yet we
operas in which she performed. She has appeared in
must fairly own, her version does not satisfy us. Nor in-
Desdemona, Tancredi, Romeo, Nina, Medea, and Zel.
deed did we ever hear the recitative sung with the gran-mira; but Romeo and Medea have far exceeded in po-
deur, beauty, and transition of which it appears to us capularity any of or all the rest. For the benefit of Signor
Velluti, Aureliano in Palmira, was got up; it was suc
cessful, but owing to his indisposition performed but

The praise of Madame Pasta then is, that she has attained a victory over physical impediments by the force of mind, feeling, and art. Sensibility and intellect are finely demonstrated, and the nicest shades of conception are as audible as her encomiasts describe. But, nevertheless, we

must confess that these praises seem to us exaggerated, when they speak of the positive effects her singing produces. The coarseness of her tone and expression, as compared with the commanding brilliancy of Catalani's voice, the finish of Colbran's, the beauty of Fodor's, and the delicacy and clearness of Camporese's, leaves her, as we esteem the matter, below all those singers in moving the affections although in so far as respects the triumph of art, she exceeds them all. She is moreover a singer for the stage rather than the orchestra or the chamber, in all of which situations we have heard her, and in all her various styles -for example, in "Che farò," in "Ombra adorata," and in "Di tanti palpiti." Her defect in these latter situations is the want of a middle tone, to connect and fill up the void between the extremes of her force and delicacy.

To sum up her attributes then-she has a fine sensibility and a just conception-an intonation seldom incorrect execution perfected, and regulated by profound science. Her voice is defective, and never will the hearer be so con vinced of the truth of the Italian maxim, that "a fine voice is ninety-nine of the hundred requisites of a singer," as in hearing Madame Pasta-for possessing all the rest, the absence of the physical pleasure we derive from fine tone, is a drawback from the general gratification of no small magnitude. It is also singular that her shake is exceedingly imperfect. But the want of this ornament is now, we believe, common to all Italian singers.

In person Madame Pasta is short but well formed, and upon the stage uncommonly easy and dignified, particu

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"Madame Pasta is also a mistress of art, and being limited by nature, she makes no extravagant use of her that can proceed only from an extraordinary mind. This powers, but employs then with the tact and judgment constitutes her highest praise, for never before did intellect and industry become such perfect substitutes for organic superiority. Notwithstanding her fine vein of imagination and the beauty of ber execution, she cultivates high and deep passion, and is never so great as in the adaptation of art to the purest purposes of expression."-Quarterly Musical Reviere for June, 1826.

The Bouquet.


(Continued from our last.)

most respectable people, waiting for a passage to India. As he dined daily at the ordinary, his dashing appearhim on terms of intimacy with all the juvenile part of the ance, and peaceable, gentlemanly conduct, soon brough visitors, many of whom were younger sons of respectab families whose interests lay in India, and were going cadets, or in some other line of promotion. Amongst th dent's chair, each day, with a degree of address that caus considerably higher than any of the rest, whose soci powers and convivial disposition led him to fill the pres the bottle to circulate sometimes more rapidly than pr dent. But this was no inducement to Bradbury, w whom drinking was not a besetting sin, and no persuase could lead him to take more than half a glass, whilst othe filled bumpers.

There was likewise a young man amongst this da dinner party, a most prodigious dandy, above the reach Bradbury, with all his rings, whiskers, whips, and spen but quite a different character, for he was literally a ceited coxcomb, and an ignorant puppy, whilst Bradbury, though a dandy in appearance, had the spirit and midd

a man.

Although this youngster dined daily at the ordinary, hi aunt, an ill-looking widow, on the wrong side of forty, her daughter, a handsome girl of blooming sixteen, we at private lodgings, having accompanied him to Por mouth merely as an excursion of pleasure, and to see h

set sail for India.

It will, perhaps, be recollected, (for the circumstance that time was frequently noticed by the London papers that Bradbury had a domesticated bear, a present fro captain of a ship, who brought the animal from abroa The creature was so tame that, un fettered and unrestraine he followed his master like a dog, without the smallest tempt to injure any one.

The fame of this curious docile animal had spre amongst the party at the ordinary, and Bradbury was t | quested, one day after dinner, to introduce Brain to l company, which he did to their no small astonishmen for from the hands of each individual he received a pi of bread, and took it as gently as a lap-dog.

To see so large, powerful, and of the kind, beautiful animal, so docile in his disposition, gave general satista tion; nay, he even played like a dog with his master, a rolled on the floor with him, in the greatest glee and ge humour.

| Every one seemed in love with bruin; but the exquis dandy became prodigiously grand upon the occasion, an with true Corinthian address, gave himself many disgu He ing airs.

Robert Bradbury, the celebrated Clown, having arrived
at a pitch of excellence that is not exceeded by any one,
and equalled by few, was admired in his business, and re-
spected as a man. He was athletic, active, and possessed
likewise considerable pugilistic skill, to which his friends
had frequently been indebted for their escape in Tom and
Jerry rows, and many a poor distressed female from the
insults of a set of beasts, who call themselves men.
had profited sufficiently by his public exertions to keep
himself above want, or mean actions, being of an indepen-
dent spirit.

His principal hobby or extravagance being dress, and in
that he outdandied dandyism, his costume was always ex-
pensive, and generally singular; he dressed in the pink of
the mode, and far beyond it; for though his clothes were

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• Ugly wretch-filthy brute-fit only for a pig-stre wondered that people of respectability should permit s a nuisance." This, it may naturally be concluded, aft the general satisfaction shown by the company, at whe request the animal was introduced, awakened Bradbury resentment, and it was with difficulty he restrained speech. At last poor bruin, having been fed with brea

all the company, the dandy excepted, instinctively came
is side, and seating himself on his hinder quarters,
ted wistfully up, as much as to say, "Won't you give
something?" When the dandy, in much agitation,
ing a small pistol from his pocket, swore, if the beast
not removed, he would shoot him.
Jpon which Bradbury arose, and instantly conveyed
in to bis kennel; then returning, seated himself by the
e of his adversary, who, in continuation of the conversa-
that had passed, observed, “I wonder why the dis-
ting creature should single me out as an object of bru-

radbury, who could sustain himself no longer, replied,
cause you are the greatest puppy in the company."
hese words were no sooner uttered than the other threw
ass of wine in his face. This was what Bradbury
ed, as a just excuse for punishment, and instantly
g from his seat, seized the collar of his opponent with
ight hand, and his waistband with the other; then, by
ast energetic effort, held him at the full stretch of his
1, kicking and sprawling like a roasting lobster, hold.
him above his head, and in that state carrying him
d the room, exclaiming, “A flying dandy! a flying
y! gentlemen ;" and then placing his burden on the
"Now, young man," said he, "you have had a
there's the water," continued he, pointing towards
ea," and your next excursion shall be a swim, unless
juit the room this instant."

here was no occasion for a repetition of the last sen, for his dandyship, little suspecting he had such a Ipson to deal with, made a dart, and with astonishing edition left the room.

onsiderable interest and some alarm was caused by this y, for many were apprehensive that the pistol produced ccount of the bear, might be discharged at its master; either through alarm or cowardice his only means of ice was neglected.

old lady was pleased with Bradbury, Bradbury was pleased
with the young lady, and the young lady was pleased with
the play.

cords with yours; were it otherwise, and I had a legal right to this fair hand, I should be the happiest of human beings."

The period now arrived that the Clown should throw off In the simplicity of her heart, this artless girl immedithe gentleman, and dress for his part; he therefore rose to ately replied, unconscious of his meaning, "Oh! Sir, take leave of the ladies, and, with his best stage bow ob- nothing would give more pleasure than to make you or served, that the gratification he had received in their com- any one else happy." Bradbury, who comprehended as Fany led him ardently to wish for a renewal of that pleasure little of her meaning as she did of his, and looking upon which a previous engagement would now rob him of; and, this as an admission of strong partiality in his favour, if he might be honoured by permission to wait on them continued, “And would you then become my wife?"— the following morning, his happiness would be complete: The report of a gun in the ears of a nervous patient upon which the elder lady presented him with her card, could not have produced a more instantaneous and vi seemingly much gratified by the proposal, and, in all pro-sible effect than this blunt, unexpected question, attendbability, set down our pantomimic hero as a person moving in the higher circles.

The clock struck ten the following morning, when the professor of the "light fantastic toe," true to his appointment, was ushered into an elegant apartment, where, to his agreeable surprise, sat the young lady alone, who affably rose to apologize for her aunt's absence, adding the mortifying intelligence that, in a few minutes, she would join them.

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The beauty and affability of this sweet girl had made a strong impression the night before; but the effect of a morning dress, the ease which the absence of full dress etiquette admits of, in a well educated young woman, whose charms seemed to have received increased lustre from refreshing rest and the fineness of the morning, so rivetted the last night's impression, that our professor of dumb-show stood motionless, unable to portray any character but that of an immoveable statue.

The unaffected simplicity of this full-blown rose proved an antidote to the effect her charms had produced, and our encouraged hero accepted the offer of a chair, at the same time with difficulty stammering out something to prove that he was not altogether so stupid as he looked.

But chance, or necessity, or whatever philosophers may 1 danger being past for the present, the evening con- please to call it, which often works wonders, either for or d in the greatest harmony.

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cannot be supposed that this dandy, exquisite as he would suffer such a disgrace to pass away unnoticed, ly satisfaction was to be had without endangering spoin of his person. For this purpose a legal adviser was alted, to know whether an action could not be maind, either against the bear, or his master; but he was med, from having committed an assault on Mr. bury, he was justifiable in making resistance, and as osecuting the bear, he would scarcely find a solicitor would undertake so brutal a cause, poor bruin being ient in pecuniary resources; otherwise, if the devil to enter an action against an angel, provided his Samajesty had money enough, attorneys might be found osecute, and advocates to justify the proceeding.

e dandy, having failed in legal redress, avoided the ary in future, and silently meditated revenge in some way.

e evening Bradbury, who generally witnessed the first acts of the play, observed two well-dressed feI enter the box in which he was seated, and politely ed them to their seats. They were equally strangers ch other; the ladies knew not who they were conig with, and he little thought his dandy opponent's ves were the two females to whom he so happily iniced himself.

against the success of lovers, threw a book in the way,
which, to use a maritime phrase, soon brought the parties
to closer quarters.

"You were reading, Madam ?" "Yes, Sir;-we are
fond of theatricals; and this is the life of an actor."

Think not, reader, that I exaggerate, or set down aught in vanity: but this book, this very book, was neither more nor less than one of the former volumes of this work.

"I am well acquainted, Madam, with the contents of
that book, as well as with its author. If you will have the
goodness to look at page 349, volume iii. you will find
my name brought forward in a conspicuous manner."

He then pointed out the passage, upon which she
marked, "Is, then, your name Bradbury, Sir ?"
"It is, Madam."


Perhaps the same person that afforded so much entertainment on the stage last night ?"

"The same, Madam."

ed as it was with an honesty of countenance that spoke more for him than hours of small talk, and produced such a conflict between astonishment, fear, delicacy, and perhaps a slight prepossession, that the alternative emotions of her mind were visible in every fascinating lineament of her countenance. The fine rosy tint of health left her cheek, and gave way to lily pale, and instantly returned in deepest crimson hue, whilst on her fine blue downcast eyes there appeared a glistening tear, the effervescence of a sensitive mind. These emotions passed not unobserved by our lover, appearing to his enraptured fancy a tacit acknowledgment of all he wished or desired upon earth; and now, confident of success, he eagerly pressed her hand to his lips.

It seems as if an evil genius accompanied human efforts, and stood at one's elbow through life, always ready to upset the cup of comfort whenever it approached the lip.

Our hero now, in his own mind, had nearly reached the climax of human happiness, but the demon of discord was near, and he knew it not; for the door flew open, and the widow, in gaudy attire, stood, as it were, panic-struck, as he pressed to his mouth the fair hand of her niece.

Now this widow, covered with the "trappings and the suits" of folly, bedizened out to make her evening's conquest more secure, at the same time setting down in her own mind a baronet at least as the fruits of her victory, found herself unpleasantly convinced, by ocular demonstration, what her toilet had failed to inform her of, that age and ugliness, with the aid of dress, could not compete with youth and beauty, even in dishabille.

Disappointment, chagrin, mortified pride, and violence of temper, produced such a whirlwind of passion, that, like the eruption of a volcano, would have overwhelmed the victim of her rage, had not nature sunk under these complicated stimulants, and she dropped on the sofa in violent hysterics.

Bradbury, who had never witnessed a scene of this kind before, ran to her assistance, whilst her niece, unconre-scious that she was the cause that produced such violent effects, found herself, by the sudden alarm, nearly in the same state; however, she summoned strength to advance, and render every assistance in her power. Little attention, however, was necessary, for in half a minute the delicate widow rose precipitately, stamped her foot on the floor, and, looking daggers at her affrighted niece, rang the bell with such force that the rope broke in her hand, and when the servant entered, pointing to the unfortunate lover, exclaimed, with the face and voice of a fury," Show that man out of the house."

"Is it possible?" she replied, with a look of astonishment, but not of displeasure or disappointment, for her artless mind had never yet been polluted by sordid motives; and, with a pleasant look, she added, "Oh, Sir, I liked you vastly."

Not all the plaudits of crowded houses and overflowing
benefits could convey to the mind of a pennyless performer
a gleam of delight more welcome than this sentence to
the love-stricken heart of poor Bradbury.

e elderly lady, who proved to be the aunt, added to
formed person features that bespoke a mind equally He sighed, and smiled, and drew his chair a little
ked, whilst the expensive frippery of her dress plainly nearer; and with honest boldness observed, "I came to
ified that she had no objection to a second husband. tell you, honestly, Madam, who and what I am, though
ir hero's dashing appearance, whiskers, watch, chain, fearful my occupation might lessen me in your esteem.".
r whip, and gold snuff-box, together with a tall well-"Oh no, Sir; merit in any honest way ought rather to
ortioned person, made such an impression on the elder
, that, fancying his attentions were chiefly produced
er attractions, flattered herself a conquest was made,
that the elegant stranger (for such she designated him)
fallen a victim to her superior charms.

ime passed pleasantly; all parties were pleased :-the

increase than lessen our esteem."

Again the chair advanced a trifle nearer, drawn by the overpowering magnet of female attraction, an impulse that no man, who is deserving of the name, can withstand; and gently taking her hand, he continued, "My situation in life, sweet lady, for I scorn deceit, most likely ill ac

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If to mar our revel bright,

Care should venture here to night,
Mine the spell, and mine the power,
Back to lure the laughing hour;
Mine the charm, and mine the spell,
Bidding thought a last farewell;
Mine the still and tranquil sway,
All that owning, pleas'd obey;
Hither then, whoe'er thou be,
Take the cup I offer thee;
Take, and freely, deeply quaff,
Take it and deriding laugh

At Fortune, and her wizard crew,
And all the family of Blue!

Lethe's waters darkly gleam,
But the gods have blest the stream;
Lethe's waters sluggish roll,
But they own not Fate's control;
Bath, or Buxton, Malvern fam'd,
All that physic ever claim'd;
Or that fashion bade assume,
Rule o'er vapours, nerves, and gloom;
Hence! your charms are all a dream,
Bethe's is the gifted stream;
Lethe's still in chains to bind,
All with feeling, soul, combin'd;
Lethe's waters tow'ring still,
Omnipotent for every ill.

See! upon this bosom glows,
Myrtle, nor the vaunted rose;
Not the flower of specious name,
Wily Love affects to claim;
Here remembrance has no place,
Here the rose you may not trace;
Mine the bliss-bestowing flower,
Cull'd from Somnus' rayless bower,
Driven from this bosom far,
All with harmony at war;
All that would the realm disclose,
Darkened o'er with countless woes;
All that would with semblance fair,
Mask the haggard brow of Care.

Hither ye, the Fates beguiling,
Hither ye, ambition toiling;
Love with spirits sadly sinking.
Still on hope's delusions thinking;
Friendship prov'd a traitor too,
'Haste, your great Physician view :
Tis Oblivion bids you come,

See, she points to Acheron !


I gaz'd upon the cloudless blue,

And mark'd each lovely star,

And fair and bright burst on the view

The lights that gleam afar :

Calm was their sheen through heaven's blue deep, But cold as midnight wave,

Sad as the wandering gales that sweep

Above the warrior's grave.

Far, far away, through realms unknown
Their radiant course is sped,
Thus beams the fire of glories flown,

The memory of the dead :
And such the light, that o'er a name
Sheds its unquickening rays,

So fair, so cold, gleams the fair fame
Of deeds of other days.

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A Yorkshire clown, a sad mischievous dog As ever drove a plough, or drain'd a bog, The parish parson one day chanc'd to meet, But fail'd to "to doff his hat" the priest to greet; Whereat the churchman, looking mighty big, Address'd him thus, and shook his reverend wig: "A'n't you a pretty fellow, Sirrah-eh ?" "Yes, Zur," cries Hodge, "so all the lasses say." "Rascal!" exclaims the priest, to phrenzy wrought, "You saucy knave, you're better fed than taught." "That's true," says Hodge, as ony fool con tell, "Because you teach me, but I feeds mysel." 1812.


Bonaparte hearing that General Kutosoff was rapidly marching to intercept his retreat, bursting into an imperial rage, kicked his aid-de-camp, who brought the news, and having no time to lose, penned the following short bulletin: Curse on my stars! and must I hence goWhat! forc'd to fly thus past Smolensko? Yes! Kutosoff approaches fast nigh;

The scoundrel soon will be at Krasnoi:

So the grand army must be off with speed,
Or Kutosoff will CUT US OFF, indeed.
December, 1812.


Old Skinflint's base soul is wrapp'd up in his pelf,
And no themes are to him so amusing

As to boast to the world what he's getting himself,
Or else what his neighbour is losing.




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On a woman who spoke very well without her tongue, as attested by Wilcox, Bishop of Rochester, in a paper read before the Royal Society of London.

Qu'une femme parle sans langue,

-Et même fasse une harangue,

On le dit; et je le crois bien.

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That without tongue a woman could

Chat and prattle, talk aloud,

As a fact I must receive it:

But that a woman with a tongue Could hold her peace and hold it long, Poo, poo! I can't believe it.

Royal Lewisian System of Writing-We respectfull solicit the attention of our readers to Mr. Thompson excellent system of writing, and also inform them, th that gentleman has removed to No. 87, Bold-street See adv.

The Beauties of Chess.

"Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA.



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The problem of making the knight traverse each squ in succession, on the chessboard, setting out from square, has produced much learned investigation, and ha been elaborately but not very intelligibly explained. the 7th volume of the Kaleidoscope a series of origi letters appeared on this subject, and our corresponde terminated the investigation with the following gene diagram, which renders all further explanation superdu as it is plain to the eye that the player, setting out in any square, will arrive successively at each of the sixty fou уяая

Lord Nelson's Monument,



The following Vignette, together with a highly finished Perspective View and Ground Plan of the Town-hall, form a separate publication, advertised in our address to strangers in our front page, is introduced here as a specimen of the general style of the engravings which are to be found in the Kaleidoscope.


The following Description was written by W. Roscoe, by dere of the Committee under whose direction the onment was executed:

On a baserment of Westmoreland marble stands a cireupedestal of the same material, and peculiarly suitable colour to the group which it supports. At the base of e pedestal are four emblematic figures, of heroic size, the character of captives, or vanquished enemies-in asion to Lord Nelson's signal victories. The spaces beeen these figures, on the sides of the pedestal, are filled four grand bas-reliefs, executed in bronze, representing me of the great naval actions in which the immortal

Nelson was engaged. The rest of the pedestal is richly a conquered enemy, and the other on a cannon. With an
decorated with lions' heads and festoons of laurel; and in
a moulding round the upper part of it is inscribed in letters
of brass, pursuant to the resolution of the general meeting,
that most impressive charge delivered by this illustrious
Commander, previous to the commencement of his battle

The figures constituting the principal design are Nelson, Victory, and Death; his country mourning for her loss, and her navy eager to avenge it, naturally claim a place in the group.

The principal figure is the Admiral, resting one foot on

eye steadfast and upraised to Victory, he is receiving from her a fourth naval crown upon his sword; which, to indicate the loss of his right arm, is held in his left hand. The maimed limb is concealed by the enemy's flag, which Victory is lowering to him, and under the folds of which Death lies in ambush for his victim; intimating that he received the reward of his valour and the stroke of Death at the same moment.

By the figure of an exasperated British seaman is represented the zeal of the navy to wreak vengeance on the enemies who robbed it of its most gallant leader. Britannia with laurels in her hand, and leaning regard

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