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allied with adulation. When Bona- it was usually then written : which parte was in his power and glory, final e stood for Elizabeth, whose acrostics were made on his name, that reign was no sooner “ spun" out, or is, verses of so many lines as there are completed, than James took his new letters in his name, so that, at the left, title, and discontinued that of Engyou see the whole name. In one of land, which word, England, was acthem, he is, in the first line, compared cordingly " done,” or ended, as well as to Brutus, who threw off the royal Scotland. yoke; in the second, to Octavius, who There is a conceit of this nature shut up the temple of Janus; in the scratched on a window-pane at the third, with Numa, who founded religion King's Head, Dorking : on policy ; in the fourth, with Hanni To five and five and fifty-five,
The first of letters add, bal, who beat the new path : in the
It is a thing that pleased a king, fifth, with Pericles, who triumphed
And made a wise man mad over the Marats of Athens; in the
An ingenious gentleman found out sixth, with the valiant Alexander ;, in that, by the transposition of a few letthe seventh, with Romulus, who laid ters, Majochi, the witness against the the foundation of the Roman great- late queen, and Jachimo, in the Winness; in the eighth, with Titus ; and, ter's Tale of Shakespeare, were the as for the ninth line, there still remain- same in name and character. ed an e, so that was made use of in et
CATS. (and); and all these were united to
Among the other inventions to form the hero.
please the town, which the celebrated Mr. Hutchinson, in his philosophy, Foote knew so well how to please, at has this puerile method of analysing the conclusion of his play of “The the name of the Supreme Being. The Knights,” he arranged a feigned confirst letter, G, shews his goodness, cert of vocal music between two cats, greatness, and government; 0, his in burlesque of the Italian opera. The omnipotence, omniscience, and omni- principal performer in this novel spepresence; D, his duration, dignity, cies of entertainment was a man well and distance. Again, G shows his known at that time by the appellation ghostliness, gospel, and grace; O, his of Cat Harris, of whom the followholiness, (for H is no letter,) oblation, ing anecdote is related : and order established in the creation ; Harris, being engaged by Foote for D, the diversity of his works, and their this purpose, had attended several redesign, the delight of his creatures. hearsals, at which his mewing gave in
Peter Le Loyer pretended to find infinite satisfaction to the manager and Homer whatever he pleased. He ac- the performers : at the last rehearsal, tually boasted, and in print, that he however, Harris was missing ; and, as found there, in one single line, his nobody knew where he lived, Shuter Christian name, his sir-name, the name was prevailed upon to find him out, if of the village in which he was born, possible. He inquired, in vain, for the name of the province in which some time, and was at length informed that village is situated, and the name that he lived in a certain court in the of the kingdom of which that province Minories ; this information was suffiis a part. (Menage.)
cient for a man of congenial talents, Some wiseacres, in the olden time, ed the court, he set up a cat solo, which
like Shuter; for, the moment he enterthought the revival of the term Great instantly roused his brother musician Britain fulfilled the old prediction, in his garret, who answered him in the which went thus :
same tune, and then joined Shuter to When Hempe iş spun ENGLAND's done !
LIGHTNING The initials of Henry, Edward, Mary, On the first of May a newly married cou. Philip, and Elizabeth, the immediate ple (in the duchy of Baden) being overtaken predecessors of James, spell Hemp, walnut tree, when they were both struck including the final e in that word, as with lightning, and killed on the spot
into the market, and enquire the price, Nothing can be more praiseworthy if any.” The waiter returned, “Why, in public, and particularly in private, sir, there are a few, but they are very life
, than a fair frugality, or discretion dear ; they are a guinea apiece.” “ Á of expense. I have no other notion guinea apiece ! are they small or of economy, than that it is the parent large ?" Why, sir, they are rather of liberty and ease,' says Swist to Bo- small." “ Then buy two." Just so lingbroke.
The proper disposition it is with us all, saving at one end, and and arrangement of our funds, enables running out at the other. us not only to be independent, but to
Mr. Ostervald, the French banker, be useful to others in the day of their who died in 1790, literally of want, need. Economy, however, will occa- though worth £125,000 sterling, made sionally run mad. On the other hand, his fortune from this beginning: He avarice, the vice of age,' is an insa- carried home from a tavern every night tiable desire after more gain than we all the bottle corks he could collect, can enjoy, or is necessary.
This sin and this he continued for eight years, (not always a gentlemanly failing) is and at length sold the collection for too often the fruit or result of a too rig- twelve louis d’ors. id economy: one generates the other. But some possess, through their vast Bion, the sophist, said, Covetousness avarice, (for on no other principle can is the root of all evil;' a sentence it be accounted for,) a very itch for which has been canonized by the great thieving. Cardinal "Angelot had such apostle of the Gentiles, St. Paul. At an itch for thieving, that he used to go the same time, it is almost superfluous into the stable, and steal the oats from to say, that no two things can be more his own horses ; but his groom, finding different in their nature than frugality a person in the fact, thrashed him and covetousness. True, posterity soundly, pretending that he did not may have cause of thankfulness to know his master. We have heard also those ancestors who have evinced the of a city alderman, since deceased, baser passion ; and, when we dismiss who was detected robbing his own till. motives, some fine charitable structures, January, 1779, Humphrey Finnawhich occasionally meet our eye, the more, Esq. a person of seventy years result of this sordidness of the mind, of age, and who has an income of upalmost tempt us to exclaim, "So long wards of 5001. a year, was convicted as good is done, no matter how it is of stealing five turkeys, the property done.' Wretches in former days used of Thomas Humphries, master of the thus to make the amende honourable Gipsey-house, near Norwood. with Heaven: and no one is more wil In the year 1771, a person of the ling to believe than ourselves, that name of Eyre was observed to steal
charity (in this very literal sense) cov- three quires of paper out of a room in ereth a multitude of sins. Even in Guildhall; and when his lodgings were private life, man is hobby-horsically searched, more of the same sort (which frugal; his neighbour perceiving how had been privately marked) was found. careful he is in certain small matters, He was brought up for trial, November and in larger ones quite indifferent. 1st. John Eyre, Esq. pleaded guilty, An epicare, whom we have heard of, and threw himself upon the mercy of would dine at the Bedford coffee- the Court: He was sentenced to be house. “What have you got for din- transported. This sordid wretch is ner, John?" “ Any thing you please said to have been worth, at the time of sir.”
“ Oh! but what vegetables ?” comunitting so base and shameful an The waiter named the usual legumes act, at least thirty thousand pounds. in season ; when the gentleman, after Many years since, an old man standbavirg ordered two mutton chops, said, ing at the fire-side of the Three per " Joan! have you any cucumbers · Cent.'s Office of the Bank, was ob. “No, sir, there are not any, I believe, served to pick up the coals and put yet produced, 'tis so very early in the them in bis pocket, and afterwards season; but, if you please, I will step went to the books, and received his
Let him who has, prepare to learn to Il
dividend upon 600l. He was carried The Coffee House is also a central poist befoje a magistrate, where the coals of political information, because the min
isters, knowing its importance, select and were taken out of his pocket.
appropriate this place as the medium of ORIGIN OF “ Lloyd's "
conveying the first intelligence of every naOne of the most important local objects tional concern ; and the tidings, whether in the commerce of this enterprising coun- good or bad, flow as from an original try, and indeed of the globe itself, is Lloyd's source to the public in general. Indeed it Coffee House, a name which it derived has now enjoyed this distinction so long, from the first person who kept it, and who that whenever a rumour is in circulation, little imagined that it would progressively to say, “We have it from Lloyd's," gives it acquire such a celebrity in the annals a currency and sanction to which it would of the commercial world.
not otherwise be entitled.
When joys were felt that cannot speak, From the new Poem ofu The Bridal of Caolchairn,” When love's first beauty flushed thy cheek,
And memory cannot smother, by John Hay Allan, Esq. Day breaks on the mountain,
That never warm’d another.
Those eyes that then my passion blest,
That barn'd in love's expression;
That bosom where I then could rest,
And now bave no possession;
These waken still in memory
Sad ceaseless thoughts about thee,
That say how blest I've been with thee,
And how I am without thee.
LINES BY SCHILLER.
Athwart the city's streets,
With wailing in her train,
Misfortune strides ;
Watchful she marks
The homes of men :
To-day at this,
To-morrow at yon other door, she knocks,
But misses none.
Sooner or later comes
Some messenger of woe
. With sorrow for me.
When at the seasons fall
The leaves decay,
When to the grave is borne
The hoary head,
Calm nature but obeys
Her ancient law,
And man respects her everlasting march.
But man must also learn,
To expect in earthly life
Murder, with violent hand,
May tear the holiest bond.
And in his Stygian boat
Death may bear of the blooming forma el The morning hours the sun beguiles,
youth. With glories brightly blooining ; When towering clouds o'erswarth the sky, The flower and summer meet in smiles, When loudly bellowing thunders roll, And so I've met with woman.
Each heart in secret owns But suns must set with dewy eve,
The fearful might of fate. And leave the scene deserted ;
But e'en from cloudless heights And flowers must with the summer leave, Can kindling lightnings plunge; So I and Mary parted.
E’en in the sunny day 2.
Bale-breathing plagues may lurki O Mary, I did meet thy smile,
Fix not on transient good
Thy trusty heart :
Him who is happy learn to bend !
BOSTON, AUGUST 15, 1822.
THE COOK'S ORACIE.
[The Editors are induced to insert the following article from a perfect conviction that
they cannot give to their readers any subject more pertinent, more useful, or more entertaining. Every house-keeper particularly must be gratified by economical observation, and advice, and Dr. Kitchiner seems qualified to give them to the life; for his Cook's Oracle has received the Diploma in England as a superior treatise on the Culipary Art, and four Edition within little more than two years tell louder, than any recommendation, of its intrinsic value. We believe, farther, that this is the first book on Cookery that has ever found notice or remark in the circle of the Sciences; and the Encyclopædia Britannia in the Supplement cannot omit recommending it as a first rate work of the kind, and as one that ought to be in the possession of all families. The Book is now published in Boston, by the printers of the Atheneum, and they are confident that all who will read the author's remarks that follow, must possess a work which comes home to all men's businesses and bosoms."--Editors.] A
MONG the multitude of causes be as easily understood in the Kitch
which concur to impair Health, en as He trusts they will be relished and produce Disease, the most general in the Dining Room--and has been is the improper quality of our Food, more ambitious to present to the Pubthis, most frequently, arises from the lic, a Work which will contribute to injudicious manner in which it is the daily Comfort of All—than to prepared ;-yet, strange,“ passing seem elaborately Scientific. strange,” this is the only one, for which The practical part of the philosophy a remedy has not been sought ;-and of the Kitchen, is certainly not the sew persons bestow half so much at- most agreeable ;-Gastrology has its tention on the preservation of their full share of those great impediments to own Health,—as they daily devote to all great improvements in scientific that of their Dogs and Horses. pursuits,--the prejudices of the Igno
The observations of the Guardians rant,--and the misrepresentations of of Health respecting Regimen, &c. the Envious. have formed no more than a Catalogue The Sagacity to comprehend and of those articles of Food, which they estimate the importance of uncontemhave considered most proper for par- plated inprovementis confined to the ticular Constitutions.
very few, on whom Nature has bestow. Some Medical writers, have “in ed a sufficient degree of perfection of good set terms” warned us against the the Sense which is to measure it ;-the
pernicious effects of improper Diet; candour to make a fair report of it is • but not One has been so kind, as to still more uncommon,--and the kindtake the trouble to direct us how to ness to encourage it cannot often be prepare food properly.
expected from those, whose most vital The Editor has endeavoured to write interest it is to prevent the developehis Receipts so plainly, that they may ment of that by which their own im
46 ATHENEUM VOL. 11.
portance--perhaps their only means of preserving HEALTH, and prolonging Existence--may be for ever eclipsed-LIFE--which depend on duly replerso as Pope says
ishing the daily waste of the human
frame with materials which are preg. “All fear, ---None aid you, --and Few un. nant with Nutriment, and easy of Diderstand."
gestion. Improvements in Agriculture and Ii Medicine be ranked among those the Breed of Cattle have been encour- Arts which dignify their Professors aged by Premiums. Those who have Cookery may lay claim to an equal, if obtained them, have been hailed as not a superior distinction ;-to pre benefactors to Society ;-but the Art vent Diseases, is surely a more ad. of making use of these means of vantageous Art to Alankind, than to ameliorating Life, and supporting a cure them. “ Physicians should be healthy Existence---COOKERY,-has good Cooks, at least in Theory.”—Dr. been neglected.
MANDEVILLE on Hypochondriasis. While the cultivators of the raw ma The learned Dr. ARBUTHNOT obterials are distinguished und rewarded, serves in the preface to his Essay on
--the attempt to improve the proces- Aliment, that the choice and measses, without which, neither Vegetable ure of the materials of which our Body nor Animal substances are fit for the is composed, and what we take daily food of Man (astonishing to say), has by Pounds, is at least of as much inbeen ridiculed, --as unworthy the atten- portance, as what we take seldom, and tion of a rational Being !!!
only by grains and spoonsful." This most useful Art, which the Those in whom the Organ of Taste Editor has chosen to endeavour to il- is obtuse, -or who have been brought lustrate, because nobody else has--and up in the happy habit of being content because he knew not how he could em- with humble fare,—whose llealth is 30 ploy some leisure hours more benefi- firin, that it needs no artificial adjustcially for Mankind,--than to teach ment; who, with the appetite of a them to combine the utile with the Cormorant, have the digestion of an dulce, and to increase their pleasures, Ostrich,—and eagerly devour whatever without impairing their Health or im- is set before them, without asking any poverishing their Fortune-has been questions about what it is, and how it for many Years his favourite employ- has been prepared-may perhaps imment, and “ The Art or InvIGORA- agine that the Editor has sometimes TING AND PROLONGING LIFE, By Diet been rather overmuch refining the AND REGIMEN,” &c. and this Work, business of the Kitchen. -have insensibly become repositories, for whatever Observations he has
" Where Ignorance is bliss, 'tis Folly to
be wise." made, which he thought would make us--Live happier or Live longer. But, few are so fortunate, as to be
The Editor has considered the Art trained up to understand how well it of COOKERY, not merely as a mechan- is worth their while to cultivate such ical operation, fit only for working habits of Spartan forbearance:-we Cooks--but as the Analeptic part of cannot perform our duty in registering the Art of Physic.
wholesome precepts, in a higher degree * How best the fickle fabric to support
than by disarming Luxury of its sting Of mortal man,-in healthful body how
-and making the refinements of ' A healthful mind, the longest to maintain, Modern Cookery minister not merely
to sensual gratification, but at the same is an Occupation--neither unbecoming time support the substantial excite nor unworthy Philosophers of the ment of “i mens sana in corpore sano." highest class such only can compre The Delicate and the Nervous, who hend its Importance,-which amounts have unfortunately a sensitive palate, to no less, than not only the enjoyment and have been accustomed to a luxuriof the present moment, but the more ous variety of savoury Sauces, and precious advantage, of improving and highly seasoned Viands-Those who