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furred gowns of silver, gold, or rich evening in the Windsor uniform. His silk stuffs, and all the family dia- dress in the morning was rich emmonds were displayed on this occa- broidery. The gentlemen of the sion, stuck on without either art or other missions wore the uniform of elegance.

their respective courts. The ambassadour appeared in the

POETRY.

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A POETICAL RECIPE FOR THE Be not in haste, nor think to do
ASTHMA.

Your business with a purge or two; GOUT and rheumatism have found Some, if they are not well at once, shelter in your pages, and perhaps many

Proclaim the doctor for a dunce: may be now deriving ease and benefit Restless from quack to quack they range, from the remedies you have promulgated. When'tis themselves they ought to change. Then why not asthma, a disease (and I

Nature hates violence and force, speak from experience) as afflictive as

By method led and gentle course : either of the above? To be sure, my re

Rules and restraints you must endurecipe has not such a grave appearance as

Ills brought by time, 'tis time must curez my predecessors ; but Apollo is the god The use of vegetables try, of physick and of poetry too; and why And prize Pomona in a pye : may not his disciples use both when they Young Bacchus' rites you must avoid, can? That the remedies and precautions And leave fair Venus unenjoyed. contained in the following are practically Whate’er you take put something good in, good, I myself know: and it is something And worship Ceres in a pudding novel to have a poetical recipe.

For breakfast, it is my advice,
I remain &c. Eat gruel, sago, barley, rice;
SHORTBREATH.

Take burdoch roots, and by my troth,

I'd mingle daisies in the broth. COME, old friend, accept of me

Thus you with ease may draw your The following rules, without a fee.

breath, An asthma is your case, I think;

Deluding what you dread most-death; So you must neither eat nor drink:

Laugh with your friends, be gay, and thrive, I mean of meats preserved in salt,

Enriched by those whom you survive.. Nor any liquors made from malt; From seasoned sauce avert your eyes, From hams and tongues and pigeon pies : If venison pasty's set before ye,

O LADY, list not lover's sighs, Each bit you eat—memento mori.

If you are rich as well as fair, Your supper-nothing if you please, Nor heed the gaze of tearless eyes : But above all, no toasted cheese.

No love is there. 'Tis likely you will now observe,

Mistrust the vows in rapture made, What I prescribe will make you starve The bended knee and mournful air, No; I allow you at a meal,

The homage to thy beauty paid : Part of a neck, loin, or leg of veal ;

Can love be there? Young turkies too, I'll let you eat;

And disregard the tuneful strain, Partridges and pullets, by way of treat. That tells of passion and despair, House-lamb boiled, I suffer too

That warbles forth harmonious pain : The devil's in't if that won't do.

Love is not there, Now as to liquor, why, indeed,

Perhaps a silent lover sighs, Might I advise, it should be mead;

That you are rich as well as fair, Glasses of wine, to extinguish drought- O lady, watch his tearful eyes, Drink two with water, three without.

For love is there, Let constant exercise be tried,

He thinks what others only say, And sometimes walk, and sometimes ride; And fain would speak, if he might dare, Health's oftner found on Highgate-hill But on his lips love dies away, Than in the doctor's nauseous pill

While love is there.. VOL, H.

TO GERALDINE.

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In silence and in solitude,

Which did my bosom's peace betray,
He nurses love and hides despair, And tempted still my tongue to say:
Olet not now thy wealth intrude!

Prudence, I will not follow thee.'
Love, love is there. Thus was my feeble judgment led
ALPHONSO. By all that Love, or looked or said ;

Thus was my raw unpractised youth

Deceived by falshood- decked in truth;
EPIGRAM,

But when I proved that angel smile
By a country clergyman to a lady, who had The worthless covering of

guilesent him her compliments on the ten of O when my dark and vast despair, hearts.

Had found his promises were airYOUR compliments, dear lady, pray for. Then did remorse my bosom rend

And clasping Prudence, as my friend, Old English services are more sincere.

• Lead on' I cried 'l'll follow thee.' You send ten hearts; the tithe is only

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LOVE AND PRUDENCE.

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Give me but oure, and burn the other nine.

A VALENTINE FROM CONSTANCE TO

MELLIDOR.
[By Miss Trefusia.]

1.
[By Laura Sophig Temple.}
S'Twas yet the dawn of youth's gay hour, ERE yet the harbinger of day
E’er mild content had fled my bower,

Shed one faint beam, one cheering ray, Joy's rosy orb illum'd my sky,

Impatient love, with fond delight,
And fancy lit my roving eye ;

Sought, by the glimmering taper's light,
I laughed at danger's whispered threat, The pictured lineaments to trace
With maddest hopes my vain heart beat;

Of Mellidor's bewitching face; 'Twas then that Prudence crossed my way,

Prest to her lips the ring, the glove, And often, often would she say,

Sweet pledges of his valued love ;
*Check thy wild course, and follow me.' Then dropt a solitary tear
I murmured at her harsh command, That her sweet tyrant was not near ;
I would not take her offered hand; Dared for a moment to repine,
* What,' I exclaimed, 'already come,

And blame her careless Valentine.
All my best feelings to benumb?
Grant to my prayers a short delay,

O man! how little dost thou know
Oh! call again some other day!

The sources whence our pleasures flow! Full soon will time my minutes steal

O man! how little canst thou share And on my forehead fix his seal

The soft refinements of the fair! Then, then cold nymph I'll follow thee.'

Those heavenly nothings which we prize, She sighed, and went,- I dropped a tear, Your grosser appetites

despise : But still pursued my mad career.

Ne'er in your hacknied bosoms live While thus I joyous skipped along, Those loyal sentiments, which give I heard a soft and melting song,

A sacred character to love, Onward I bounded-for the strain

And prove its mission from above. Thrilled to my heart, and pierced my brain, Alas! my every wish was thine, But Prudence stopped me—tho' repelled But the world shared

my Valentine! Still she returned-my steps withheld,

III.
And mournful whispered, ' follow me.'
I turned me from her stedfast eye,

Loud howl the stormy winds around,
And from her presence longed to fly-

Winter's hoar honours strow the ground: O it was love's voluptuous lay

Brilliant the sun, though cold his ray; Tempted my truant feet to stray!

Ah! such the sun who rules my day! That o'er my cheated senses stole, Long, long he promised to be here, And robbed of energy my soul :

To claim me for the ensuing year; That bade my tongue to Prudence say,

But gayer scenes his thoughts employ, * Thou meddling fool away-away!

He steals from love what's given to joy:

That I cannot,_will not,--follow thee."

may hasten back again, O’er flowery paths I gayly stept,

In time to join gay folly's train, Prudence the while looked on and wept.

Love's sacred promise he'd resign, I gazed on love's enchanting smile, And slight his faithful Valentine ! And doated on the gentle wile;

IV. "Tis not for my weak lips to tell

Else Mellidor had never roved The magick of each wonderous spell, Far from the little form he loved

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my dear!

On this eventful day, while she
Past her lone hours in misery !
Alas! should the desire of change
Induce my Mellidor to range,
Should sickening security
Tempt him to court variety,
If I've been loved, alas ! too long,
May tender recollections throng
Round that dear heart and keep it mine,
Lest death should claim thy Valentine !

V.
When to love's influence woman yields,
She loves for life! and daily feels
Progressive tenderness !-each hour
Confirms, extends, the tyrant's power!
Her lover is her god! her fate !-
Vain pleasures, riches, worldly state,
Are trifles all !--each sacrifice
Becomes a dear and valued prize,
If made for him, e'en though he proves
Forgetful of their former loves!
O never to forget be thine,
Lest madness seize thy Valentine.

VI. Think, Mellidor, on former days, Think on the thousand winning ways By which my heart thou didst obtain ! The fond, fond look, the melting strain, The frequent letter, praises bland, This tenderly imprisoned hand; Full many an eve together past, Each eve more valued than the last; When by the sun's declining rays I dared the transitory gaze, Read in those eyes that flame divine, Now-felt but by thy Valentine !

VII. Alas, those days are gone and past : They were too exquisite to last; The charm of novelty is o'er, And Constance is beloved no more! Yon light coquet, so gross, so vain, Parades thee in her vulgar train, With worthless riyals blends thy name, And wrests from hoping crowds her fame! Ah, dearest youth! canst thou prefer This love's itinerant, to her Whose soul, whose wishes, all were thine, Who lives but in her Valentine.

VIII. Ah no! thou art too good, too pure, Such shameful shackles to endure, Such hacknied favours to receive ! Thy Constance never will believe These groundless rumours! dearest youth, Repeat those vows of loye and truth,

[By Miss Trefusis].

I. HE is gone! he is gone! how bitter the

tear Which furrow'd my cheek at our last

sad adieu, When all sobbing, I cried: “ Farewell to Remember your Mary! believe her sin.

cere, Then slight, if you can, her who lives but for you!"

II. My Francis may meet with a face far

more fair, With smiles more seductive, more art

'ful than mine : On my brow love has graven the wrinkles

of care ; The blossoms of youth felt the blight of

despair; Yet scorn me not, Francis, the fault sure was thine!

III. If the light foot of frolick is Mary's no

more, If dimpling hilarity shrinks from her

cheek, Thy smiles can the innocent vagrants re.

store; The cup of contentment would quickly

run o'er, If the dark eye of Francis love's language should speak!

IV. Then let not the stranger thy fancy be.

guile, Though deckt in the treasures of beau

ty and youth: For the heart of thy Mary (though break.

ing the while From the lures of each wanton) shall

yield thee a smile, By tenderness drawn from the foun.

tains of truth !"

PAILOSOPHICAL AND ECONOMICAL INTELLIGENCE. In Elegant Method of obtaining very a garden reduced to a state of poverty,

exact and pleasing Representations of very unfriendly to vegetation. An inviPlants.

gorating manure was necessary; but such

a stimulus could not easily be procured. TAKE the plant of which you wish Considering upon the means, it occurred to obtain a representation, and lay it on

that possibly some trivial advantage might some sheets of blossom or blotting paper,

be derived from the oil and alkali, remainand having properly displayed the leaves and flowers, so as to lie in the most ad. ing in the water after washing, commonly

called soap-suds. Pits were immediately vantazeous manner, lay some more of the dug, and the contents of the washing same kind of paper upon it, and a large tubs, after they were done with, emptied book, or some other convenient weight into them As washing succeeded washing upon it, in order to press it with a gentle other pits were dug and filled, so that a degree of pressure. In this state let it

whole garden, a small portion excepted, remain two or three days, then remove

was watered and enriched. Upon the the upper paper, and see whether the

spot purposely neglected, vegetation, says plant be sufficiently firm or stiff to bear removing. When this is the case, smear

the writer, is still languid, while the re

sidue of the garden, invigorated by suds over every part of the plant with ink, only, annually exhibits a luxuriance almade by dissolving a quantity of Indian ink in warm water; then carefully lay the bourhood can produce. We have known

most equal to any thing this fertile neighsmeared side on a piece of clean and this kind of manure, and even another kind strong white paper, and covering it with of domestick lie, applied with success to a piece of the blossom, or soft paper, the roots of the vine. press with the hand on every part, and

But the mixture of an oil and an alkali rub it uniformly over. After remaining has been more generally known than some time longer, remove it from the adopted as a remedy against the insects paper, and a distinct and beautiful im.

which infect wall fruit trees. It will de. pression will remain, far exceeding, in softness of appearance, if well conducted, stroy the insects which have formed their

nests and bred among the leaves. Used and justness of representation, even the most elaborate and highly finished engra.

in the early part of the year it will pre

vent insects from settling upon the leaves. ving. It is only to be lamented, that, in this method of figuring plants, some of

It is also preferable to the lime water, the minuter characters of the flower must

or wood ashes and lime, because lime unavoidably be expressed indistinctly. the air.

loses its causticity by being exposed to

The only difficulty is in the These, however, as well as any other mi. nute parts, which may not have been im•' his treatise on the vine, directs it to be

mode of applying it. Mr. Speechley, in pressed with sufficient sharpness, may be added with a pencil and Indian inkl

. poured from a ladder out of a watering Sometimes a small press is made use of pot, over both trees and wall, beginning

at the top of the wall, and bringing it in this process; and various compositions may also be used, as well as Indian ink:

on, in courses, from top to bottom. The

Rev. Mr. Falconer thinks a considerable viz. a kind of fine printer's ink, composed extent of wall may be washed by means of lamp-black, with linseed oil, &c. The of a common garden pump, in a short figures may occasionally be coloured af

time, as often as a supply of suds, &c. terwards, in the manner of engravings. Their great merit consists in so happily

can be had; or a quantity of potash of

commerce dissolved in water may be expressing what botanists term the habit; substituted. Washing the trees and the or true general aspect of the natural

wall twice a week for three or four weeks plants; a particular in which even the best and most elaborate engravings are

in the spring will sufficiently secure the

fruit from the injuries of insects. This found defective.

Your's, &c.

upon the whole, he thinks a valuable manure, as it can be easily obtained, at a

small expense and in large quantities ; An Experiment on Soapsuds as a Manure. and when its nature is understood, will

By Mr. G. Irwin, of Taunton, with re- probably be no less esteemed than horse marks by the rev. Thomas Falconer. dung. To the gardener as well as the far

A FEW years since, says this writer, mer, mixed with mould, it is also useful my attention was attracted by the soil of as a fertilizing compost.

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WILLIAM PYBUS.

Mr. Andrew Brown has obtained a patent improvement, to presses now in common for Improvements in the Construction of a use, by means of a fly-wheel and traddle, Press, for printing Books and other Ar- which give motion to the two barrels or ticles, part of which may be applied to cylinders, and distribute the ink over the Presses in common use.

types, to feed them with ink either by the THESE improvements are on the motion of the hand or fly-wheel, or by press itself; on the use of barrels or cylin- other methods well known to every meders for feeding the types with ink; and chanick. in the loose frisket and manner of using it. The press is made of cast iron, as is

Frederick Bartholomew Folsch and William also the bed which must be accurately

Howard have obtained a patent for a cerfaced for the types to lie on. A follower

tain Machine, Instrument, or Pen, cal. gives pressure on the types, and is fixed to

culated to promote Facility in Writing : the screw. In using this press, the cast

and also a certain Black Writing Ink iron bed slides out below the roller or cy

or Composition, the Durability whereof linder, which revolves round and feeds the

is not to be affected by Time, or change types with ink. It is covered with flannel,

of Climate. or any other elastick substance, and then is

THE pen is made of glass, enamel, or covered with parchment or vellum, or

other substance capable of admitting a other proper materials to prevent the ink

bore. The pointis small and finely polished; from soaking too far in, and likewise to

but the part above the point is large give it a spring, and afterwards is covered

enough to hold as much or more ink than with superfine wollen cloth, for the pur

a common writing pen. The composition pose of receiving the ink to supply the types. There is a large barrel, or cylinder, black and fresh butter, which is smeared

is a mixture of equal parts of Frankfort and also a smaller one ; the former hay. ing received the ink from the trough un

over paper and rubbed off after a certain derneath it, the latter rolls on the other, pressed for some hours, taking care to

time. The paper thus smeared is to be and distributes or spreads out the ink on the face of it; or it may be necessary, with

have sheets of blotting paper between each the small barrel cr cylinder, occasionally use, the paper is put between sheets of

of the sheets of black paper. When fit for to use a brush to distribute the ink, or lay this blackened paper, and the upper sheet the ink on the large barrel. The large is to be written on with common ink with barrel feeds the other with ink, and that

the glass or enamel pen. By this method revolves and feeds the types by the motion of the spindle, which moves the bed.

not only the copy is obtained on which you

write, but also two or more made by means Mr. B. is able to apply the barrels or cy- of the blackened paper. linders, which he reckons his principal

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