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sands. Mr. Maynard, a gentle of these odd additions to the naman attached to a division of the tural leg, the feet are kept out of British
which marched the water, which lies deep during through this district, at the con- winter on the sands, and from the clusion of the war in 1814, to em- heated sand during the summer; bark at Boulogne, gives the fol- in addition to which, the sphere lowing description of the inhabi- of vision over so perfect a flat is tants.
materially increased by the eleva“ It was between the villages of tion, and the shepherd can see his Castel and La Baharre, that we sheep much further on stilts than first saw these shepherds, mounted he could from the ground.” on stilts, and striding like storks along the flat. These stilts rise from three to five feet; the foot
Confusion of the Senses.—The rests on a surface adapted to its Paris papers recount prodigies of sole, carved out of the solid wood;
a woman in the neighbourhood of a flat part, shaped to the outside, Lyons. The circumstances of her of the leg and reaching below the case have confounded philosobend of the knee, is strapped round phers, and left her no credit with the calf and ancle. The foot is men unaccustomed to scientific covered with a piece of raw sheep's reasoning. Learning hesitates behide. In these stilts they move cause it wants principles to exwith perfect freedom and astonish- plain ; ignorance decides at once, ing rapidity, and they have their because it knows not the variety balance so completely, that they of undiscovered principles which run, jump, stoop, and even dance exist. with ease and safety. We made
The case of this woman is that them run races for a piece of mo- of a confusion of all senses,—of ney put on a stone on the ground, seeing, smelling, hearing, touchto which they pounced down with ing, and tasting. The quality of surprising quickness. They can- one sense seems transferred to annot stand quite still without the other; there is a kind of organic aid of a long staff, which they al- confusion and substitution; the ways carry in their hands. This eyes do duty for the ears, the taste. guards them against any acciden- for the eyes, and the touch for the tal trip, and when they wish to be taste. at rest, forms a third leg that A very learned physician, a keeps them steady. The habit of writer in the Journal de Santé, using the stilts is acquired early, gives an account of having visited and it appeared the smaller the this woman at Lyons.. boy was, the longer it was neces
“To believe," he says, “in apsary to have his stilts. By means parent impossibilities, is often the
necessity of men of science; but menced a conversation with a friend it is their good fortune likewise to in the apartment, and spoke in aldiscover, that the world contains most inaudible whispers. She remany more miracles than is at peated, with great power of mefirst imagined; that nothing is mory, every word of the conversaimpossible, as referred to the om- tion. In short, I came away a nipotence of the Deity; and that convert; in other words, believed impossibilities are much rarer in what I had seen. A philosopher the combination of human life than knows the infallibility of the the vanity of science will acknow-senses ; but he should know, ledge.
likewise, that scieuce ought not “The woman whom I visited, to reject because it cannot have and to whom f presented several demonstration." sorts of medicines, powders, simples, compounds, and many other substances, which, I am convinc- Origin of eating Goose on ed, she never saw before, told me Michaelmas-day.-Queen Eliza, their several tastes, as nearly, and beth, on her way to Tilbury fort, with as much precision as, taste on the 29th of Septeniber, 1588, could pronounce. She described dined at the ancient seat of Sir them, indeed, with astonishing Neville Unfreville, near that exactness, and frequently when place :: and, as Bess had much ramy own palate was confounded. ther dine on a high-seasoned and
“Her eyes were next bound substantial dish, than a flimsy with a thick bandage, and I drew fricasee' or rascally ragout, the from my pockets several sorts of knight thought proper to provide silk ribbands. All those that dif- a fine goose to suit the palate of fered in the original colours, she his royal guest. After the Queen immediately told me. It was in had dined very heartily, she asked vain to attempt puzzling her; she for an half-pint bumper of Bur, made no mistake; she passed the gundy, and drank destruction to sibband merely through her hand, the Spanish Armada. She had and immediately decided on its scarce returned the glass, when peculiar colour. She could, in the news came, that the Spanish fact, discover the quality of any fleet was defeated, and many of thing by the touch or taste, as ac- them destroyed by a storm; upon curately as I could do with my which she immediately took aneyes.
other bumper, to drink success to “The organs of hearing were old England, and to digest the then closed, as well as the contri- goose. And she was so much vance of stuffing the ears would pleased with the event, that she answer the purpose. I then com- every year after on that day had a
goose; the Court made it the cus- | And, oh! to flirting ever kind, bestow, tom, and it has in general been Like thine own Dymmy,* a dear dancfollowed through the kingdom
ing Beau. ever since.
THE CHRISTIAN, State of Religion in America. UNDER PECUNIARY DIFFICULTIES. (From the 'LXXXth Number of the Edin. And shall my soul recoil and fret, durgh Review.)
Although I feel myself in debt, Fanaticism of every description And cannot pay my way? seems to rage and flourish, in Forbid it, Lord, and make me trust; America, which has no establish- With thee all creatures are but dust. ment;—they have their prophets
Be thou my only stay. and prophetesses, their preaching The gold and silver's in thy hand, encampments, female preachers, And hearts of men can't thee withand every variety of noise, folly,
"Tig but for thee to nod and nonsense.
Then make me cry, and thou wilt hear,
And banish every doubt and fear ;
For thou art still my God.
My every need thou hast as yet
Supplied in thine own way.
Make me to wait thy Sovereign will, parlure for a Ball in the country.
And Abba Father' say. Sweet pearl ! that on the turban of the night
This life is short; and thou hast said Art pinn'd so tastefully 'midst foldings 'Ask of thy Father daily bread.'
And shall I ask in vain ? light, Of silver tissue clouds that round thee A scorpion thou didst never give; lie,
But all that ask they must receive. And fill with extacy my envying eye,
Lord, bid me ask again. And trim Night's azure robe, which
stars bedeck, Like spangles or the beads upon my
TRUE FREEDOM. neck,
FROM HORACE, B. II. Sat. 7. O Cynthia! queen of elegance and Who then is free?-He that by wisgrace,
dom taught Lend thy complexion to a virgin's face, Controuls himself in action, word, and And hold thy lamp to shine upon our thought: chaise,
Whom neither duns nor dangeons can That has to travel through such miry affright, ways;
Nor death deter from following what And grant, when safely landed at the
is right : ball, As thou the stars, may I eclipse them Dymmy.--supposed to be a familiar con
traction for Endymion, a shepherd, of whom all!
Cynthia is said to have been enamoured.
Who spurns the trifles that vain fools And if that knot till death is loos'd by admire,
none, And awes to silence every wild desire : Why then to marry and be hang'd's all Collected in himself, compact, and one!
round, All outward ills from his smooth sur
To the Editor of the Oxford Enterface bound:
taining Miscellany. Fortune's keen shafts can find no en.
trance there; But idly glance aside and spend their
I beg you to favour me force in air.
with the insertion of the following
Enigmas in your interesting PamTURKISH GALLANTRY. phlet.
Yours, &c. I can't abide you Turkish folk,
AMICUS. Who take your wives by twenty;
In what place did the cock crow, In England one is thought po joke,
when all the world could hear him? And numbers find it plenty !
Why is a man going to Castle's shop
and asking for a shag and receiving VILLAGE POETRY.
pig tail, like betting at a race on 0. An Inscription over a Barber's Shop when A. wins ? at Bloxham, Oxon.
What is that which increases the efHere is a man, I do declare,
fect by diminishing the cause ? For dressing wigs and cutting hair ; For shaving easy, clean, and well,
What part of Magdalen College is And 'tis done by William Russel.
expressed by a hundred and a half of oysters ?
Use me well and I'm every body, Epigrams.
scratch my back and I'm nobody?
What net is the most certain to catch a handsome wife?
Pray, is it owing to the weather
Useful Domestic Wint
“My wife's so very bad," says Will,
Improved Glue.-By dissolving In“1 fear she ne'er can hold it;
dia rubber, (by process of boiling) into She keeps her bed !”-“Mine's worse,
a sufficiently strong liquid state, it bequoth Phil,
comes a most excellent refined species The jade has just now sold it.”
of glue: indeed so superior to the commom manufactured kind of that arti
cle, that furniture cemented with it If'tis
marry when the knot is tied, never gives way, or loosens in its joints, Why then they marry who at Tyburn which is too often the case with the
glue made from animal paste.
from life, and without any circumstances of his burlesque man
ner. His next piece was proba“No part of History is more in- bly that excellent picture of the structive and delightful than the Lives Pool of Bethesda, which he preof great and worthy Men.”
sented to St. Bartholomew's HosBURNETT.
pital, in which parish he was born,
We have bitherto only seen him LIFE OF WILLIAM HOGARTH.
in grave historical paintings; a The ingenious man who makes walk in which he had many comthe subject of this slight memoir, petitors ; but he soon launched was one of those, whose life affords out into an unbeaten track, in little variety to the historian, and which he excelled all that ever whose chief history lies in that of came before, or have ever suchis own production.
ceeded him. His being first emHogarth was born in London, ployed to draw designs for a new but the exact time is not known. edition of Hudibras, was the inHis father being one of the lower let to his future excellence in the orders of tradesmen, had no high- burlesque; we mean in his life er views for his son, than binding pictures, for such we will venture him apprentice to an engraver of to call them : it is unjust to give pewter pots, which, it must be these the character either of bure owned, is, of all the species of lesque or grotesque pieces, since the painting art, the lowest. In both the one and the other convey this humble situation Hogarth to us the departure from nature, wrought through his apprentice- to which Hogarth almost always ship, and seemed, through the strictly adhered. The work of whole of his time, to have no this kind, which first appeared, higher views than those of his was his Harlot's Progress. The contemptible employment, ingenious Abbé Du Bos has often
Upon leaving his apprentice- complained, that no historic painship, he resolved upon higher ter of his time went through a aims, and pursued every method series of actions, and thus like of improving himself in the art of an historian, painted the succesdrawing. And, having endured sive fortunes of an hero, from the «ills which this cradle to the grave.
What Du mortal flesh is heir to,” he at last Bos wished to see done, Hogarth produced a piece in which he performed. He launches out his greatly distinguished himself, the young adventurer, a simple girl Figures of the Wandsworth upon the town, and constructs her Assembly. These are drawn through all the vicissitudes of
many of the