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Rose witnessed the exhibition of an improv. / of the thing. She allowed herself no pause, as which they would bring down to a level with visatore in one of the halls of the Teatro the moment she cooled, her estro would es. affairs of the most common nature. They for. Olimpico. “ Two understrappers appeared cape. So extensive is her reading, that she get, or overlook its true and essential charac. upon the stage with materials for writing, and can challenge any theme. One morning, after ter; they are insensible to its institution, re. a large glass vase; one of those took down, on other classical subjects had been sung, a Vene corded in that book of truth which bears the separate scraps of paper, different subjects, tian count gave her the boundless field of Apolo impress of God's own signet. They listen not which were proposed by such of the audience lonius Rhodius, in which she displayed a mi. to the voice which informs us that, even in as chose to suggest them. The other having nute acquaintance with all the Argonautic state of innocency, man, the lord of the creaduly sealed them, threw them into the above. fable. Tired at last of demigods, ! proposed tion,"created a little lower than the angels, to mentioned vase, which he held up and shook the sofa for a task, and sketched to her the in be crowned with glory and worship,” found a before the spectators. He then presented it troduction of Cowper's Poem. She set out void, an insufficiency, which could only be reamongst them for selection, and different sub. with his idea, but being once entangled in the plenished by the gift of his benevolent Crea. jects were drawn, till they came to Alfieri net of mythology, she soon transformed his tor. That gift was woman, lovely woman, ab. alla tomba di Shakspeare,' an argument which sofa into a Cytherean couch, and brought stracted from man himself, und therefore part was accepted by universal acclamation. Venus, Cupid, and Mars on the scene; for such of his very existence. " A help meet for him,"

“ The two assistants now retired, and the embroidery enters into the web of every im was thus provided, that being “ bone of his principal appeared in their place. lle was provvisatore."

bone, and flesh of his flesh," she might, knowyoung and good-looking, and being of opinion The curious philologist who visits Vicenza ing her dependence on him as her superior, that a neckcloth took from his beauty, wore will not neglect the Sette Communi, the des. grow up by his side, and repay his protection bis neck bare, but in other respects had no cendants of some northern tribes, residing and support by smiles of loveliness, and tho thing singular in his dress, which was precise amongst the bills in the neighbourhood of Vi. charins of willing and affectionate duiy. Thus ly that of an Englishman. He received the cenza, and retaining not only the characteris. marriage instituted in Paradise in the paper on entering, and immediately threw tic habits and manners, but even the language time of man's innocency," amidst angels and himself on a chair, from whence, after having of their ancestors. Much controversy has blessed spirits, who walked familiarly on the inade a few Pythian contortions, but all appa. arisen as to the original stock from which this earth, the Almighty's last and most interesting rently with a view to effect, he poured forth a tribo is derived, which, undoubtedly, from the work of creation ; whilst the eternal God provolley of verse, without the slightest pause or language still spoken by them, was of northernnounced his blessing on the guileless pair, and hesitation; but this was only a prelude to a extraction. It is said ihat one of the kings of proclaimed, once and for ever, such union dimightier effort.

Denmark, visiting Italy, found that the idiom vine and indissoluble. Thus instituted in Pa. “ He retired, and the two assistants re-ap of the Seite Communi so much resembled the radise, the record and usage of it descended peared; subjects were proposed for a tragedy, Danish, as to enable him with ease to under through successive ages to the various famiihe vase shaken as before, and the papers con stand their language. This tribe furnishes by lies who peopled the earth. Hence we find taining the arguments drawn.

no means a singular instance of a community not only amongst the Jews, upon whom espe. “Amongst the first titles fished out was that retaining the language of their ancestors in cially the light of Jehovah's countenance beam. of • Ines de Castro,' which, as no objection the midst of another nation. On the borders cd, but also among the Gentiles, alienated as was taken to it, was adopted, and communi. of Transylvania a Roman colony is still in ex: they were from their first estate, and darken. cated to the improvvisatore. He advanced, istence, by whom the Latin language is fami: ed by the clouds of immorality and ignorance, and said, that, as he was unacquainted with the liarly spoken. A late traveller, passing through marriage was considered holy, and celebrated story, he desired to be instructed in the lead. this part of the country, was wakened one with religious observances. ing facts. These were communicated to him, morning at his inn by the entrance of a Tran Had marriage been werely a civil contract, succinctly enough, by the suggestor of the sylvanian Boots, with a glass in his hand, who every individual would have been at liberty to theme, and he proceeded forthwith to form his addressed him in the following words, Domi enter into it with any one whomsoever he dramatis persona, in the manner of one who ne, risnc schnaps?" The traveller, summon. might choose without any restriction what. thinks aloud. There were few after the ex ing up his classical acquirements, replied by ever; at least, such is the nature of civil con. ample of Alfieri. As soon as the matter was another interrogatory, * Quid est Schnaps?” tracts, there is no prohibition of bargains be. arranged, he began, and continued to declaim Schnaps est res,” said the Boots, “ umnibus tween even the nearest relations and kindred. his piece without even a momentary interrup. marimé necessaria omne die,"-presenting to But amongst the Jews there were express re. tion, though the time of recitation, unbroken him the glass of brandy.

straints imposed, prohibiting the intermarrying by any repose between the acts, occupied the In the neighbourhood of Vicenza a singular of persons of the same family within certain space of three hours.

contrivance is described by Ray, who visited degrees of consanguinity. The priests also * Curiosity to see how far human powers Italy in 1663. “In the saine village we had were limited within certain rules, which they can be carried, may tempt one to go and see also sight of the famous Ventiduct, belonging might not disregard in the choice of their a man stand upon his head; but to see a man to a nobleman of Vicenza, contrived for the wives. Surely such restriction exalls mar. stand on his head for three hours is another coolness of his palace, during the heat of the riage, independent of its divine institution, thing. As a tour de force, the thing was mar summer, to effect which channels are cut high sbove civil obligations, and slamps it with vellous; but I have seen as wonderful in this through the rocks from a spacious high-roofed a seal which belongs not to the common transcountry, which is fertile in such prodigies. Igrotto to the palace, so that when they intend actions of life. Founded as it was in Paradise, recollect once seeing a man to whom, after he to let in the cool air, they shut up the gate at and containing the germ of man's salvation, had played other pranks in verse, three sub. the cave, and by opening a door at the end of the chosen people upon whom these restricjects for sonnets were proposed, one of which the channel, convey the fresco into the rooms tions were laid, considered it a holy ordinance, was, ' Noah issuing from ihe ark;' the other, of the palace, each ot' which has a conduit or which they might neither corrupt nor defile by "The death of Cæsar;' and the third, “The hole to receive it."

any unclean mixture or impare debasement. wedding of Pantaloon. These were to be de.

Hence, they call its observance a conjugal claimed, as it may be termed, interlacedly;

sanctification,” and they celebraiod it by seve. that is, a piece of Noah, a piece of Cæsar, and


ral religious rites and blessings. Surely, there. a piece of Pantaloon. He went through this

fore, they held it in the estimalion of somesort of bread and cheese process with great “ Young, chaste, and lovely-pleased, yet half afraid, thing more than a civil contract. They ap. facility, though only ten minutes were given Before yon altar droops a plighted maid,

pear to have entertained juster notions of this him for the composition, which was moreover Clad in her bridal robes of taintless white,

benevolent institution than the enlightened clogged with a yet more puzzling condition :

Dumb with the scene, and trepid with delight,
Around her hymeneal guardians stand,

patriots and reformers of the nineteenth con. he was to introduce what was termed a verso Each with a tender look and feeling bland;

iury, the splendour of whose brilliant minds obligato, that is, a particular verse, specified

And oft she turns her beauty.beaming eye,,
Dimm'd with a tear for happiness gone by!

and philanthropic hearts bewilders their un. by one of the audience, at a particular place in Then coyly views, in youth's commanding pride,

derstandings, and contracts their mental vi. each of the sonnets. This last somerset in fet Her own adored one panting by her side,

sions against the milder, and purer, and inore ters appeared to please the spectators infinitely, like lilies bending from the noon-tide blaze, Her bashful eyelids droop beneath his gaze;

heavenly dispensations and ordinances of God. who proposed other tricks which I do not re While love and homage blend their blissful power,

Either they are more enlightened by reason member, but which were all equally extraordi And shed a halo round his marriage hour."

than the Jews were by revelation, or they la. nary.”

Omnipresence of the Deity. bour under an eclipse more dark than that In the earlier part of the present century, “What is truth?" was the question put by which involved the heathens; for even these the Signora Fantastici was lhe favourite in the Roman governor to his innocent and hea. erected the obligation of marriage upon a pe. provvisatrice of the day. Mr. Forsyth has devenly victim. The question involved a com- destal made hallowed by religion. 'They call. scribed her performances, which displayed prehensive reply, for which, however the in- ed marriage holy; and the ceremonies instivery extraordinary powers: She went round quirer, to mark either his contempt or fear of tuted by Romulus were such as "to bind the her circle, and called on each person for a the answer, did not wait. There are many in wise entirely to her husband as her only retheme. Seeing her busy with her fan, I pro the present day disposed to say, What is mar. source, and the husband to rule bis wife as a posed the fan as a subject; and this little wea iage? with the same feelings and sentiments possession closely allied to him, and which pon she painted, as she promised, 'col pennel of indifference to the result of their inquiry. might not be taken away." Let the Remuses divino di fantasia felice. In tracing its origin, Such people, and there are such even amongst of the presont day, who would insullingly leap she followed Pignotti, and in describing its use, British senators, esteem the ordinance of mar over the walls which protect the Capitol of sbe acted and analyzed to us all the coquetry | riage as a civil contract, the celebration of public morality and domestic virtue, blush to


find themselves convicted of savageness and approaching decline in the midst of all her "Give me promotion; I will not disgrace it!' impiety by one who is reported to have been greatness the corrupting of marriages.* May He was immediately made a serjeant." suckled by a wolf, and to have killod his bro not the same thing be predicated of the ai “ Lefebvre had an estate at Combaut in the ther.

tempts of those who would now strip the union department of the Seine-and-Marne. In an But there is also an authority for the sance of the sexes of its holy solemnities, and rear, apartment of his mansion there was a chest at tity of marriage higher and more conclusive like the trophies of ancient warriors, a hollow least twenty feet long, the contents of which than even these evidences. In the New Tes. semblance of what was once more vigorous many visiters were anxious to see. One day lament-however obsolete this authority may and full of life. Gracious Heaven! is then all the duchess opened it in presence of a female have become with the innovators of the day, the beauty which Thou hasl spread so sweet. friend : it was found to contain all the succes. in the New Testament, which contains the last ly, and with such winning graces over the sive garments which she and her husband had revelation of a gracious Deity to his imperfect fairest and most delicate forms of Thy creation, worn since their marriage. The oldest were creatures, the holiness of the institution and lavislied in vain, or fur purposes worse tnan coarse plain habits; the more recent ones bore nature of matrimony is placed beyond all rea vanity! Is all the elegancy of mind, delicacy the insigna of ducal rank. My husband and sonable questioning. • Have you not read of sensations, fidelity of affection, purity of 1,' said the lady, have taken pleasure in pre(says the Bridegroom of his Church) that he love, which adorns our gentler selves, besiow serving these garments: there is no harm in which made them at the beginning made them ed only that they may be bartered like the ve- looking on them from time to time :-people male and femalo? And said, For this cause riest bale of common merchandise! Is woman, should not forget what their history has been." shall a man leave father and mother, and shall | lovely woman, to be robbed of that protection The above passages will sufficiently show the cleave to his wife : and they twain shall be which He who made her gentle and less pow. nature of the volume. The engravings by one flesh. Wherefore they are no more twain, erful than man, instituted and ordained at her which it is illustrated, are executed in a very but one flesh. What, therefore, God hath creation! And shall lordly man rudely throw excellent manner, by Mr. E. Finden, and Mr. joined together, let not man put asunder." away the deliciousness of all that amiability W.C. Edwards.

The same view of marriage is maintained which not only humanizes his rougher nature, and enforced by the Apostles, who exalt the but links him to his kind by chains more pleas

THE WAGONER. sanctity of it, by comparing the union of man ing, and fetters more endearing, than can be I've often thought, if I were asked, and woman with the relation existing between culled from all the store of things sweet and Whose lot I envied most, Christ and his church. Is there nothing in delightful, created for his service, and subject. What one I thought most lightly tasked, this superior to a civil contract? Oh, let us ed to his choice! No; dependent as each must Of man's unnumbered host, not tamely endure the degradation of this di ever be on the other's co-operation and society. I'd say I'd be a mountain bny, vine institution to the base trafficking of every for mutual belp and enjoyment, the framers of And drive a noble team, wo hoy! day's transactions, in which are too frequently new laws, and reformers of obsolete ones, will

Wo hoy! I'd cry, mixed up chicanery and fraud, deceit and best consult their own and their children's

And lightly fly treachery. The sacred obligation of marriage nearest and dearest sympathies, by restraining Into my saddle seat; rests upon the avowal of rovelation. Let those their hands from so hallowed a shrine; the

My rein I'd slack, who can adduce higher authority proclaim it pollution of which will recoil with tenfold ven

My whip I'd crack; on the house tops, and thereby refute the cus geance on their own heads, whilst an appal. What music is so sweet? tom of every age, the practice of every nation, ling voice will incessantly thunder through Six blacks I'd drive of ample chest, both Jew and Gentile, and the express declara- their hearts,

All carrying high the head, tion of the eternal God.

• What God hath joined together, let not All harness'd tight, and gaily drest But, on the other hand, it may be objected, if man put asunder!”

In winkers tipp'd with red. fnarriage is so divine in its institution, why is

Oh yes, I'd be a mountain boy, it not, according to the doctrives of the Rom.

And such a team I'd drive, wo hoy!

THE COURT AND CAMP OF NAPO. ish Church, a sacrament? The answer is,

Wo hoy! I'd cry;

LEON BUONAPARTE. whilst we assert and endeavour to vindicale

The lint should fly; the divine origin of this rite, and the necessity “The Court and Camp of Napoleon Buona.

Wo boy, Dobbin! Ball! of a holy solemnization of it in accordance with parte," forms the eighth number of the family

Their feet should ring, the declaration of the word of God and the library, and consists of brief memoirs of Napo

And I would sing, general practice of every age, we do not affirm leon's wives, brothers, sisters, generals, and mi

I'd sing my fal-de-ral. it to be exclusively a religious ordinance. It nisters. It contains the lives of nearly fifty in My bells would ringle, tingle-ling, is divine in its institutions, embracing at the dividuals; a few pages only have, therefore, Beneath each bearskin cap, same time some portion of a civil obligation. been devoted to each; but ihe compilation is And as I saw them swing and swing, Now, a sacrament is entirely religious, altoge so skilfully and judiciously made, as to afford I'd be the merriest chap; ther spiritual, a solemn act and obligation be.

to the general reader quite a sufficiency of in- Yes, then I'd be a mountain boy; tween the Redeemer and redeemed, absolutely formation, as to act as a key to the various And drive a jingling team, wo hog! essential to the salvation of the renewed Chris. volumes that have been published, relative to

Wo hoy! I'd cry, tian. Not so marriage. It is honourable in the great events that have agitated Europe

My words should fly, all; it is enjoined for wise and benevolent pur. during the last half century. The work abounds Each horse would prick his ear; poses; it is coeval with the creation; entwin. in striking, and illustrative anecdote, and is,

With tighten'd chain, ed as it were in the very constitution of the consequently, not only useful, but highly en

My lumbering wain human race; but it partakes at the same time

tertaining reading. It will yield amusing pas. Would move in its career. of those necessary imperfections which are the sages enough to supply the newspapers with the golden sparks you'd see them spring lot of all created things. As man consisting light paragraphs for the next two months.

Beneath my horses tread, of a body and a soul is in the one part mortal, The following are extracts. of Lucien, it is Each tail I'd braid it up with string in the other immortal, so marriage, as ordain: said

Of blue or flaunting red; ed by God, is holy, but as mixed up with

“ His style of living was most frugal--a cir. So does, you know, the mountain boy, worldly transactions and connexions, it is earth cumstance that, cousidering his immense Who drives the dashing team, wo hoy! ly, and therefore no sacrament, which is “an riches, occasions some surprise. A friend one

Wo hoy! I'd cry, outward and visible sign of an inward and spi. day ventured to ask bim the cause, and his an

Each horse's eye, ritual grace.” Instiruted by an all-wise Crea. swer is remarkable for its prophetic spirit: With fire would seem to burn; tor for purposes which may advance his glory, • How do you know that I may not ere long

With lifled head, and man's comfort and happiness, it is not to have four or five kings to support?''

And nostril spread, be slightly estimated, nor "carelessly and wan

" Jerome,' said Napoleon, one day, 'they They'd seem the earth to spurn. tonly enterprised." They who would debase say the majesty of kings is stamped on the They'd champ the bit and fling the foam, its nature into a inere civil engagement, do brow: you may travel incognilo to doomsday

As they dragged on my load, violence to a holiness which they will not apwithoui being recognised !'

And I would think of distant home, preciate, abrogate an essential law of religion “During a heavy cannonade, Buonaparte, And whistle on the road. which they do not understand. They aim a

having occasion to dictate a despatch, inquired Oh, would I were a mountain boy, vital blow at the

charities of life ; they attompt if any one near him could write. Jungt step. And drive a six horse team, wo hoy! to pollute the purest fountain of earthly inter. ped out of the ranks, and while penning the.

Wo hoy! I'd cry; course and social happiness. They would dis- despatch, a shot struck the ground close by his

Now, by yon sky, rupt tlie lovely tendrils of chaste affection and side, and covered both with dust. • This is for.

I'd sooner drive those steeds, holy love, and expose the most amiable and tunate, sir,' observed the grenadier, laughing,

Than win renown, engaging portions of their own nature, to the • I was in want of sand.' You are a brave fel.

Or wear a crown, unhallowed appetites and heartless brutality of low,' said Buonaparte ; ' how can I serve you?"

Won by victorious deeds. intemperate passions. Their attempt is a strik.

For crowns oft press the languid head, ing sign of the tim an evidence of that cor. * Fruitful of crime, the marriage yoke

And health the wearer shuns, ruption which militates, alas! how success And ties of kin this age first broke :

And victory, trampling on the dead, fully, against the venerable fabrics reared by From source so foul the torrent rose

May do for Goths and Hung; 'the hallowed spirit of divine religion. Horace Which Rome and Rome's vast realms o'erflows Seek them who will, they have no joys enumerates, amongst the preludes of Rome's

WRANGHAN. To mountain lads and wagon boys.

Account of the Nuremberg Boy, Caspar Hau was haam; (the provincial pronunciation of When the impulse given by the man's hand

ser, who was shut up in a Dungeon from the heim, home,) to express the desire of return ceased, his hand also stopped. The man enfourth to the sixteenth year of his uge. ing to his dungeon.

deavoured to make him understand that he ABOUT twenty-five years ago public curiosi.

“When it appeared evident from the state was to go on. The motion being without ty and the solicitude of the scientific world, in which the young man was, that the state. doubt inopportune, the man gave him a blow were powerfully excited by the discovery of ment contained in the letter was true, he was on the arm. This is the only feeling of pain the wild man of Aveyron, who was surprised confided to the charge of an enlightened pro which he remembers. But the stool greatly in the woods leaping from tree to tree, living, fessor of the most respectable character, and, embarrassed him, for he had no idea of how he in a naked state, the life of a baboon rather by a decree of the magistrates, was declared an should put it aside, and was utterly unable to than that of a man, emitting no other sounds adopted child of the city of Nuremberg. extricaie himself from this prison within a prithan imitations of the cries of animals which ma “Previous to my return to France, I had son. One day, at length, the man clothed he had heard, or those which made their es

determined to visit that city, the only large him, (it would appear that he wore only a cape from his breast without the emotions of town in Germany which I had not seen. This shirt, his feet being bare,) and taking him out pleasure or suffering. A phenomenon of near

was about the end of last September. I was of the dungeon put shoes upon him. He carly a similar nature has for the last fifteen furnished with a letter to one of the magis. ried him at first, and then tried to make him months engaged the attention of the learned in trates, who, from the nature of his functions, learn to walk, directing the young man's feet Germany. But in this case there do not exist had the charge of superintending the educa: with his own. Sometines carried and somethe entire liberty, and the wild and erratic tion of Caspar Hauser. It was this person times pushed forwards, he at length made a life, which degraded the intellect of the unfor. who brought him to me; and, by a privilege few steps. But, after accomplishing ten or tunate being just mentioned. There has, on

which I should not have ventured to claim, twelve, he suffered horribly, and fell a crying. the contrary, been a state of absolute con

the last moinents of a residence devoted to The man then laid him on his face on the straint and captivity. Hitherto nothing had the examination of the curiosities of this great ground, and he slept. He is ignorant how transpired in France respecting this singular monument of the middle age, afforded me an long these alternations were renewed; but the phenomenon, and we should probably have opportunity of seeing a very rare, if not unique, ideas which he has since acquired. have ena. still remained ignorant of it, had it not been subject for the study of human nature. Wo bled him to discover, in the sound of his confor the attempt at assassination made a month

beheld a young man, below the middle stature, ductor's voice, an expression of trouble and ago upon this unfortunate creature, now re

thick, and with broad shoulders. His physi: anguish. The light of day caused him still stored to social life; and, as would appear, pur

ognomy was mild and frank. Without being greater sufferings. He retains no idea of his sued by the same villain who, for twelve years, disagreeable, it was no way remarkable. His conductor's physiognomy, nor does he oven had kept him buried in a dungeon. A person eyes announced weaknes of sight, but his look, know if he observed it; but the sound of his of high rank, and distinguished by the superi- especially when a feeling of internal satisfac. voice, he tells us, he could distinguish among ority of his mind, has addressed to us the fol. tion or of gratitude made him raise it towards a thousand. lowing letter, which reveals, in some measure,

the skies, had a heavenly expression. He “ Here ends the narrative, and we now como the entire history of this unfortunate being:

came up to us without embarrassment, and to the conversation. During the first days Our correspondent has seen and conversed

even with the confidence of candour. His which he passed among men, he was in a state with this mysterious young man.

We have carriage was modest. He was urged to speak, of continual suffering. He could bear no other thought it right to publish bis letter in the

to give us an account of his emotions, of his food than bread. He was made to take chocosame spirit which dictated it, that is to say,

observations upon himself, and of the happiness late: he felt it, he told us, to his fingers' ends. less as the recital of an extraordinary and of his condition.

The light, the motion, the noise around him, louching adventure, than as a subject of moral

“ We had no time to lose, for our horses and curious persons were not wanting to pro and psychological study: At the moment

were already harnessed. While I was reading duce lhe latter,) and the variety of objects when we were sending this letter to press, we

an account composed by himself, in which he which forced themselves upon his observation, received the Nouvelle Revue Germanique; lated to my travelling companion whatever temper, but this distemper must have existed

had begun to retrace his recollection, he re caused an indescribable pain, a physical dis. the same facts are translated, from the Hespe had not yet been recorded in it, or replied to in the chaos of his ideas. It was music that rus, one of the best of the German journals. his questions. I shall

, therefore, first present afforded him the first agreeable sensation : it But we have in addition, the assurance of au

the details of the narrative, and then mention was through its influence that he experienced thenticity and the observations made on the what was repeated to me of a conversation of a dispersion of this chaos. From this period same subject by a person who, by profound which I heard only a part.

he was enabled to perceive a commencement study, has been familiarized with all the great ing German was that of a foreigner, who has assailed. His memory has become prodigious:

“ His manner of speaking and of pronounce of order in the impressions by which he was questions of philosophy.*

exercised himself for some years in it. The he quickly learned to name and classify obTO THE EDITOR OF LE GLOBE,

motion of the muscles of the face indicated an jects, to distinguish faces, and to attach to Paris, November 15, 1829. effort, and was nearly such as is observed in each the proper name which he heard pro" Sir,- Within a few days the French jour deaf and dumb persons who have learned to nounced. He has an ear for music, and an nals speak, for the first time, of the history of speak. The style of the written narrative re- aplitude for drawing. At first he was fond of a young man found at Nuremberg, whose sembled that of a scholar of ten or eleven amusing himself with wooden horses, of which name is Caspar Hauser. They speak of him years, and consisted of short and simple phrases, a present had been made to him, when he was in consequence of the assassination attempted without errors in orthography or grammar. heard continually to repeat the word horses, upon his person in the course of last month, The following is a brief account of it: beautiful horses (ress, schone ress). He inquoting the Austrian Obserder, which has it. “ His recollections disclose to him a dark stantly gave up, when his master made him self derived its information from German jour dungeon, about five feet long, four broad, and understand that this was not proper, and that nals printed in countries nearer the place of very low; a loaf of bread, a pitcher of water, it was not bezutiful. His taste for horses has the atrocity than Vienna. The story appears a hole for his wants, straw for a bed, a cover since been replaced by a taste for study. He to them incredible, and with good reason, for ing, two wooden horses, a dog of the same ma. has begun the study of the Latin language, what is true is not always probable. I have terial, and some ribbons, with which he amused and by a natural spirit of imitation, his master seen the young man in question, and am able himself in decorating them. He had no recol. being a literary man, he is desirous of followto furnish authentic information respecting lection of hunger, but he well remembered being the same career. him. I am convinced you will judge it worthy ing thirsty: When he was thirsty he slept, “ So extraordinary a phenomenon could not of being made public.

and on awakening the pitcher was found füll, fail to inspire, independently of general curi" In the month of May, 1828, there was ob When he was awake he dressed his horses osity, an interest of a higher order, whether served at the entrance of one of the gates of with the ribbons, and when his thirst returned in observing minds or in feeling hearts, and the city of Nuremberg, a young man who kept he slept. The man who took care of him al the women especially have expressed their bimself in a motionless attitude. He spoke ways approached him from behind, so that he feelings towards him in little presents, and not but wept, and held in his hand a letter ad. never saw his figure. He remained almost letters of the most tender kind. "But the muldressed to an officer of the regiment of Light constantly seated. He recollects no feeling of titude of idle visits they made to him, and es. Horse, in garrison in the town. The letter uneasiness. He is ignorant how long this pecially these expressions of tender feeling, announced that from the age of four to that of kind of life lasted; and when the man began were productive of danger to him, and it besixteen years, the bearer had remained shut to reveal himself and to speak to him, the came necessary to withdraw him from so many up in a dungeon, that he had been baptized, sound of his voice became impressed upon his causes of distraction, and to lead him irto rethat his name was Caspar Hauser, that he was ear. His words are indelibly engraved upon tirement. Accordingly, he now lives retired destined to enter the regiment of Light Horse, his memory, and he has even retained his dia in the bosoin of a respectable family. Pure and that it was for this reason that the officer lect. These words ran exclusively on fine morals, an observing mind, and a psychologiwas addressed.

horses, and latterly on his father, who had cal order, preside over his education and in“On being questioned he remained silent, some, and would give them to him. One day, struction, in proof of which, he has made im. and when further interrogated he wept. The (I make use of this word although it is impro. mense progress in the space of the last sixteen word which he most frequently pronounced per, for to him there were neither day, nor months.

time, nor space,) the man placed upon his legs “ Here, then, by the inexplicable eccentri* The letter is probably the production of a stool with paper, and led his hand in order city of a destiny without example, we have the celebrated Cousin.

to make hin traco some characters upon it. presented, and perhaps solved" a problem,


which from the Egyptian king mentioned by turn what are intended for their own masters and fleeting; the former perpetual and lasting. Herodotus, down to the writers of novels, to the or mistresses. Thus a great deal of conve. In one case as soon as the door is shut behind Emilius of Rousseau, and the statue of Con nience is produced by this labour-saving pro. your back you are forgotten: out of sight, out dillac, has exercised the imagination of men, cess—and those, who wish to inform their of mind. But in the other, you are stuck up and the meditations of philosophers. It is evi friends that they are still alive, and wish to be over the mantel-piece, among a crowd of other dent that in the profound darkness, the abso on acquaintance and visiting terms, give the sensible people like yourself, to be gazed at lute vacuity in which Caspar Hauser was for necessary information without the trouble of by the social visiters of the family, and are twelve years immersed, all the impressions of sending round carriage or courier.-American thus made to add to the glory and dignity of the first four years of his life were effaced. Daily Advertiser.

the gentleman who has had the good fortune Never was there a tabula rasa like that which

to be carded by you. No longer is your card his mind presented at the age of sixteen. You of all the labour saving inventions that disfigured like a child's spelling book, by dogs' see what it has been capable of receiving. have yet been discovered, there is none which cars, but each person called upon is to be comBut the metaphor is false, for you see how it exceeds what, in Washington, is called card. plimented with a separate card, from each inhas reacted.

ing. The term is technical, belonging to the dividual caller, so that a pack of cards is some“In proportion as the sphere of his ideas en science of etiquetto, and although it is an im times hardly enough to while away a morning larged, he has made continual efforts to pierce provement which is very familiar to the fa with. the shades of his previous existence. They shionable people in all our cities, yet it is not Somebody will perhaps ask, “what has cardhave been useless, at least as yet. “I inces. so to all those for whom this lucubration is in- / ing to do with political economy?”. We reply, santly try,” said he to us, " to seize the image tended; and we shall accordingly, for their that it has a vast deal to do with domestic of the man; but I am then affected with dread benefit, give a brief history of the rise and economy, which is a kindred science, and as it ful headachs, and feel motions in my brain progress of this very sensible and time-saving saves time and hack hire, it is of incalculable which frighten me.” I have told you that

advantage to those who have neither leisure bis figure, his look, and his port, bore the ex In the days of our great grandfathers and nor money to spare in a city like Washington, pression of candour, carelessness and content great grandmothers, when the intercourse of where the population is so very much scatter: ment. I asked him if he had, either in his society was carried on upon the true principles ed, and where no one can pretend to pay visits dungeon, or after coming out of it, experi of sociability,—when it was lawful' for Mrs. to all whom they wish, or are obliged to see. enced feelings of anger. How could I, said A. to send her compliments to Mrs. B., with a We think, thal an opportunity is afforded for he, when there has never been in me (and he message, that if she, Mrs. B., was not engaged, the establishment of a new branch of American pointed to his heart,) what men call anger. Mrs. Å. would come and drink tea with her,- Industry, which would require no tariff law, to And this being from whom, since the com it was the custom for any one, who wished to give it proper encouragement, and we should mencement of his moral existence, had ema. see a friend, to go to his house, knock at the not be surprised, some of these days, to see nated all the gentle and benevolent' affections, door with his knuckles, and if his friend was signs stuck up in various parts of the city has all these illusions dissipated by the violence not at home, to say to his wife, or daughter, Visiting by proxy done here." of an assassin. Happy, perhaps, had it been or any one else who should happen to come to And whilst upon this subject, we will make for him had be fallen under it, or should be the door, that he would call again. This was a suggestion, for which we think we will reyel fall! And yet, if, after having been struck the genuine old fashioned mode of visiting, ceive the thanks of a number of those who are by the murderer, he drags himself mechani and although it has long since been exploded, liable to first visits, which is, that strangers cally and squats in the corner of a cellar, as if as a vulgar and anti-good-society custoin, yet be particular in putting their address on their he would again enter his cave, he who, in the we presume it still exists in many parts of the

cards. From the want of necessary precau. first moment of his social existence, had no country, amongst persons who venerate the tion, visits are often not returned; for it is too other wish than that of being led back to it, good old usages of their forefathere.

much to require of the person called upon, to see him now become a social man to such a The first step towards refinement in this par who generally has some business to attend to, degree, that his first cry is to supplicate that ticular, which characterized the incipient that he should not only return a visit, but he be not again led to it!

march of mind, was leaving the name of the that he should waste his time hunting up the “ This assassin, 1 only know, as yourself and caller; without any signification of his inten. lodgings of the person calling. We know, as the public know, through the medium of tion to call again. But as sometimes a bong. that great complaints exist on this subject. the newspapers. The young man, they say, ling cook or chambermaid, would come to the thought he recognised in him the voice of his door, who could not remember names, it beconductor. It is probable that the conductor came expedient, in order to prevent mistakes.

I'D BE AN EDITOR. is the assassin; but it is also possible that the that the caller should take his pencil out of young man may be deceived; for in that so his pocket-book, and write his name upon any

A PARODY-BY HERODOTUS NIB, ESQ. well remembered voice, were concentrated all piece of paper which he might happen to have

Air-" I'd be a butterfly, born in a buwer." his ideas of evil. Be this as it may, it is as a about him.

I'd be an editor, mew'd in a garret, psychological phenomenon that I have present. To this improvement succeeded cards, which

Where cobwebs in dusty magnificence hang, ed his history, and not as an adventure, re. announced the commencement of a new era in

With a steady arm chair, and no rivals to specting which every one may form his own the science of visiting. At first the name was share it, conjectures. All that I can say is, that the written on the card with a pen. Copperplate And a hat full of politics, verses and slang, functionary who presented him to us, and printing soon followed, and with it, all the I'd never fret about talents or merit, who, by the duties of his office, was charged embellishments which could be contrived, such

I'd never cowskin, or challenge, or flout; with directing the inquiries, has informed me as gilt edges, embossed and polished surfaces, l'd be an editor mow'd in a garret, that for a moment they imagined they had and all the various tastes as to size and shape, Ready to wear my coat either side out, found traces of a discovery; but these traces

Roman letter, script and German text, in ink I'd be an editor-I'd be an editor, had ended in nothing else than the rendering or gold leaf, according as the different fancies

Luck to the coat, be it inside or out. it probable that the place of his imprisonment of people suggested. These cards were left at is to be found in a district at the distance of the houses of the persons called upon after

0, I would pilfer the wit of my betlers! about ten leagues from the city of Nurem. learning that they were not at home, and if the

Scissors should minister all to my need; berg."-Le Gobe, 21st November.

visit was intended to kill more than one bird Then I should look like a rare man of letters, with a stone, the card was disfigured by hav.

If duns did not warrant the title indeed, CARDING AT WASHINGTON. ing one, two, or three of its corners iurned

He who has wealth, must be watchful and down.

wary; The following amusing description of the This custom continued for a considerable

He who has office, look out for his nose, origin and progress of visiting cards, is ex time, but as society extended, and large par.

I'd be an editor; here high and airy, tracted from the “ Banner of the Constitution." ties became fashionable, it was found impossiI'd be an editor-I'd be an editor,

Rock'd on sublimity-when the wind blows. One would suppose that the sending around of ble to pay personal visits to every body of five cards in an empty carriage, is the most ridicu- hundred to whom invitations were intended to

Rock'd in my garret, and safe in my nose. lous burlesque in the world. Mr. Raguet in. | be sent. The expedient of carding was then What though you tell me that more kicks than sists, however, with some humour, that there resorted to, which is simply dropping a card dollars, is a species of domestic economy in it-and no with those that you do not care six pence about,

Fall to the vender of typical lore, doubi it saves the time of the lady in going without taking the trouble to inquire whether | Yet are the purses of gentlemen scholars round with the cards of ceremony. There is or no they are at home. To ihis admirable in Free to the bottom-and who could ask still, however, a greater improvement in the vention, succeeded the still more admirable more? economy of visiting, introduced into London

one, of saving even the trouble of carding a Some in life's winter may toil to discover more than twenty years ago. Mr. Southey in man with your own hands. An empty car. Favours from fortune which never will rust, his Espriella's Leiters, giving an account of riage may perform the job as well as a full I'd be an editor, living above her, the English system of visiting, says, that the one, and in the present advanced state of the Seeking for nothing but glory and-TRUST! lacqueys of London instead of going round science, a gentleman may sit in his chamber, I'd be an editor-deuce take the creditorwith the cards, agree to meet at a certain and without stirring a foot from the fire, may Writing for glory and printing on trust! coffee house at a certain hour, and there and visit the whole city. then exchange their cards—paying away such But the visiting by cards has an advantage as they have for others, and receiving in re over a personal visit. The latter is temporary



who made it said they suffered no oppression / tissue alone, but by the joint action of absorpor inconvenience in the act of respiration. tion and radiation. There is no doubt that

The third experiment was with the com cloth of asbestos is an admirable radiator, and Preservation of Firemen exposed to Flames. plete apparatus. Two rows of faggots, min that this power, with its conduction, is proba-The Chevalier Aldini of Milan has been gled with straw, were arranged vertically bly sufficient to explain the effects upon Sir earnestly occupied in the construction of an against bars of iron, so as to form a passage H. Davy's theory. apparatus, or rather clothing, intended to pre between, thirty feet long, and six feet wide. serve persons from injury who are exposed to Four such arrangements were made, differing Fresh Water Springs at the Bottom of the flames. The apparatus has lately been fully in the proportion of wood and straw, and one Sea.—These springs occur near the islands of tried at Geneva, and an account of it, and the was with straw alone. Fire was then applied Bahrain and Arad, which are situated on the trials, given in the Bibliothèque Universelle. to one of these double piles; and a fireman, in. south side of the Persian Gulf. Bahrain is low A union of the powers possessed by a metallic vested in the defensive clothing, and guarded and more fertile than any island in that gull. tissue to intercept flaine, with the incombusti by the shield, entered between the double Many fine groves of date trees are scattered ble and badly conducting properties of ainian. liedge of flames, and traversed the alley seve over it, and perhaps the purest fresh water is to thus, or other substances, has been made in the ral times. The flames rose len feet in height, be found at a large pool having a spring near apparatus; and the latter consists of two dis and joined over his head. Each passage was it, within two or three miles of the town of tinct systems of clothing, the one near the made slowly, and occupied from twelve to Monama. When Captain Maughan left Bahbody composed of the badly conducting incom- fifteen seconds; they were repeated six or rain in 1828, the island was in the possession bustible matter, and the other, or external en eight times, and even oftener, in succession of the Ootoobies, a powerful tribe of Arabs velop, of a metallic tissue.

and the firemen were exposed to the almost from the desert opposite. About one and a The pieces of clothing for the body, arms, constant action of the flames for the period of half or two miles to the north-east lies the litand legs, are made of strong cloth which has a minute and a half, or two minutes, and even tle island of Arad, merely a low sandy islet, been soaked in a solution of alum; those for

with a few date trees upon it, and a hainlet the head, the hands, and the feet, of cloth of When the course was made between the composed chiefly of fishermen's huts. The asbestos. That for the head is a large cap, double range of faggots without straw, the barbour for shipping is formed between Bahwhich entirely covers the whole to the neck, fireman carried a kind of pannier on his back, rain and Arad islands, from which project ex.and has apertures in it for the eyes, noso, and prepared in such a way as to be fire-proof, in tensive reefs of rocks. The depth of ihe barmouth, these being guarded by a very fine which was placed a child, with its head cover bour is from three to four and a half fathoms, copper wire gauze. The stockings and cap ed by an asbestos bonnet, and additionally pro- with a sandy bottom. On the western and are single, but the gloves are double, for the tected by the wire gauze shield.

north sides of Arad, at some distance from the purpose of giving power of handling inflamed Four firemen made these experiments, and beach, are springs of fresh water gushing from or incandescent bodies.

they agreed in saying, that they felt no diffi- the submarine rocks, where the salt water M. Aldini has, by perseverance, been able culty in respiring. A very abundant perspira- flows over them at the depth of a fathom or to spin and weave asbestos without previously tion came on in consequence of the high tem. two, according to the state of the tides. Some mixing it with other fibrous substances: the perature to which they had been exposed, but of the fresh water springs are close by the action of steam is essential in the bending and no lesion of the skin took place except in one beach, and here the fishermen fill their jars or twisting of it, otherwise the fibres break. The instance, where the man had neglected to se tanks without difficulty, but many of the cloths prepared with it were not of close tex cure his neck by fastening the asbestos mask springs are distant from the shore; and whenture, but loose: the threads were about one to the body dress.

ever the fishermen on the bank near them refistieth of an inch in diameter, and of consi. No one present could resist the striking evi. quire water, they bring their boat close over derable strength: cords of any size or strength dence of defence afforded when they saw the the spring, and one of the crew dives under may be prepared from them. M. Aldini hopes armed man traversing the undulating flames, the surface of the salt water with a leathern to be able so to prepare other fibrous matters, as frequently hidden altogether from view by mussuck, or tanned skin of a goal or sheep, to be able to dispense altogether with this rare them as they gathered around him.

and places the neck or mouth of it over the and costly material.

The fact that in M. Aldini's apparatus a spring. The force of the spring inmediately The metallic defence consists of five princi man may respire in the middle of the flames fills the bag with fresh water, and the man aspal pieces: a casque, or cap complete, with a is very remarkable. It has often been proved, cends without difficulty to the surface, and mask: this is of such size as to allow of suffi. by anatomical examination, that in cases of empties bis cargo into a tank, and he descends cient space between it and the asbestos cap, fire many persons have died altogether from continually to replenish bis mussuck, until the and is guarded before the face by a visor, so lesions of the organs of respiration. It would tank be filled. Captain Maughan was told that the protection is doubled in that part; a appear that the triple metallic tissue takes

that some of the springs are in three fathoms cuirass, with its brassets; a piece of armour

so much of the caloric from the air as it passes water. The mussuck they use may contain for the waist and thighs; a pair of boots of to the lungs, as to render its temperature sup from four to five gallons; the people who gedouble wire-gauze; and an oval shield, five portable; and it is known, by experiments in nerally fish about these islands are pearl divers, feet long, and two and a half wide, formed by furnaces, that a man can respire air at 120 or accustomed to dive in twelve and fourteen by exterding gauze over a thin frame of iron. 130° c. and even higher. Perhaps also the fathoms water for pearls. They are a quiet, The metallic gauzo is of iron, and the intervals lesions referred to may have been due to and, if not molested, a harmless race of Arabs; between the threads about one-twenty-fifth of aqueous vapour, which is often produced in during the summer they wear but little clothan inch each. great abundance in fires where endeavours are

ing. There are also springs of fresh water When at Geneva, M. Aldini instructed the made to extinguish them by water, for such under the sea near the north-eastern part of firemen in the defensive power of his arrange yapour would transfer far more heat to the Bahrain island. From all that Captain Maughan ments, and there practised them, before he lungs than mere air. Hence in every case, could learn, above thirty springs of fresh water made the public experiments. He showed and however guarded, firemen should enter have been discovered in the sea in the neighthem that a finger enveloped first in asbestos, houses in flames with great prudence, because bourhood of Bahrain and Arad. and then in a double case of wire gauze, might the circumstances are not the same as in the The sandy beaches of the neighbourhood are be held in the flame of a spirit-lamp or candle experiments just described.

composed of the usual sea-sand, chiefly comfor a long time, before inconvenient heat was It is remarked that several suits of this de posed of broken corallines and shells. The felt; and then clothing them, gradually accus

fensive clothing should be provided, not to nearest highland is the coast of Persia opposite, tomed them to the fiercest flames.

clothe many persons at once, but that, in en about Cape Verdistan, Kongoon, Assiloo, &c.; The following are some of the public trials deavouring to save persons or valuable things and it is composed chiefly of sandstone, black made. A fireman having his hand inclosed in in cases of fire, the fireman should not ap coarse marble, and gypsum. The vegetation a double asbestos glove, and guarded in the proach again and again in heated clothing, but is scanty, merely a few shrubs, mostly a spe. palm by a piece of asbestos cloth, laid hold of have a change at hand. The Grand Duke of cies of balsam, skirting the sides of the mouna large piece of red hot iron, carried it slowly Tuscany has ordered six suits for the city of lains. The land about El Katiff on the main, to the distance of 150 feet, then set straw on Florence.

twenty miles further to the westward of Bahfire by it, and immediately brought it back to

M. Aldini showed several experiments rela- rain, is of moderate height, and not of any conthe furnace. The land was not at all injured tive to the extinguishing power of his prepara siderable extent. All the coast to the eastin the experiment.

tions before the Société de Physique de Ge- ward of Bahrain is very low and sandy, until The second experiment related to the de- nève. One consisted in placing an asbestos it joins the mountains over Cape Mussendom. fence of the head, the eyes, and the lungs. cloth of loose texture over a flame either of The fireman put on only tho asbestos and wire wax or alcohol; the flame was intercepted as On the Lofty Flight of the Condor.--Next gauze cap, and the cuirass, and held the shield well as it could have been by a piece of wire to the Condor, the Lammergeier of Switzer. before his breast. A fire of shavings was then gauze. This experiment is supposed to favour land and the Falco destructor of Daudin, which lighted, and sustained in a very large raised the objections made to Sir H. Davy's explica- is probably the same as the Falco Harpya of chaffing dish, and the fireman approaching it, tion of the theory of the wire gauze safety- Linnæus, are the largest flying birds. plunged his head into the middle of the flames, lamp; but there seems to be a mistake in the The region which may be considered as the with his face towards the fuel, and in that way

idea which has been taken of that theory. Sir habitual abode of the Condor, begins at a went several times round the chaffing dish, and H. Davy never explained the effect of his height equal to that of Etna, and comprehends for a period above a minute in duration. The lamp by absorption of heat from flame depend. strata of air at an elevation of from 9600 to experiment was made several times, and those ant upon the good conducting power of the 18,000 feet above the level of the sea. The

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