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THE TICKLER MAGAZINE.

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Does the silkworm expend heryellow labours With affection, as free
For thee? for thee does she undo herself?

From decline as the bowers;
Are lordships sold to maintain ladyships

And with hope, like the bee,
For the poor benefit of a bewitching minute?

Living always on flowers;
Why does yon fellow falsify highways, Our life should resemble a long day of light,
And his life between the judge's lips,

And our death come on boly aud calm as
To refine such a thing ? keep his horse and

the night.
To beat their valours for her ?
Surely we're all mad people, and they
Whom we think are, are not.

THE EVENING HOUR.
Does every proud and self-affecting dame
Camphire her face for this ? and grieve her

By Mrs. Cromwell Baron Wilson.
Maker
In sinful baths of milk, when many an infant This is the hour when memory wakes
starves,

Visions of joy that could not last ;-
For her superflows outside, all for this ? This is the hour when fancy takes
Who now bids twenty pounds a night? pre A survey of the past!

pares
Music, perfumes, and sweetmeats ? all are She brings before the pensive mind
hush.

The hallow'd scenes of earlier years; Thou may'st lie chaste now! it were fine, And friends who long have been consigo'd methinks,

To silence and to tears!
To have seen at revels, forgetful feasts,
And unclean brothers; sure 'twould fright The few we liked—the one we loved
the sinner,

A sacred band! come stealing on;
And make a good coward: put a reveller And many a form far hence remov'd
Out of his antic amble,

And many a pleasure gone !
And cloy an epicure with empty dishes.
Here might a scornful and ambitious woman

Friendships that now, in death are hush'd;
Look through herself.-See, ladies, with

And young affection's broken chain;
false forms

And hopes that fate too quickly crush'd
You deceive men, but cannot deceive worms.

In memory bloom again!
Few watch the fading gleams of day,

But muse on hopes as quickly flown ;-
Tint after tint, they died away,

Till all at last were gone!

This is the hour when fancy wreathes
OH, HAD WE SOME BRIGHT

Her spells round joys that could not last;

This is the hour when memory breathes
LITTLE ISLE!

A sigh to pleasure past.
By T. Moore, Esq.
Oh! had we some bright little isle of our

Zoology.
own,
In a blue summer ocean, far off and alone,
Where a leaf never dies in the still bloom-
ing bowers,

MUSICAL DOG.
And the bee banquets ou thro' a whole
year of flowers,

A large water Spaniel (says Professor
Where the sun loves to pause

Hietel, in a late number of the Bible With so fond a delay,

theque Universelle), belonging to one of our That the night only draws

friends, whose residence is very near our A thin veil o'er the day,

own, appears to be in general quite inWhere simply to feel that we breathe, that different to music, both vocal and instruwe live,

mental; but if you sing or play to hin Is worth the best joys that life elsewhere

a certain air, an old romance L'ane de can give.

notra moulin est mort, la pauvre bete, &c. There, with souls ever ardent and pure as

which is a lamentable ditty, in the minor the clime, We should love as they lov'd in the first key, the dog begins by looking at you golden time;

very pitifully, then he gapes repeatedly, The glow of the sunsbine, the balm of the shewing signs of impatience and uneasıair,

ness; lastly, he sits upright on his hinder Would steal to our hearts and make all legs, and begins to howl louder and lousummer there.

der, so that he can no longer hear the

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voice of the person who sings to the THE CAMELION does not change its
sound of the instrument.--Trials having colour, as is vulgariy reported. The
been made, by beginning the experiment truth is, this animal has a very smooth
with other airs, and falling without ma- polished skin, it therefore, in some sort
king any pause, into the romance in like a looking glass, reflects from its body
question; the dog does not seem to per- the colour of the substance it is upon;
ceive the singing till you come to the nor does it live only on air, several very
air which he cannot endure, and to which small flies and minute insects having
he has not been able to accustom him- been found in the stomachs of these
self. He then manifests without excep- creatures upon dissection.
tion or variation, the series of actions we The SALAMANDER does not live in fire,
have just described, and of which many nor can it bear more heat than other
persons have been witnesses; for this animals.
feat has been, and still is, the object of

(See Keysler's Travels.) the curiosity of all those who have heard

The Lizard is not friendly to man in it spoken of.

particular; much less does it awaken

him on the approach of a serpent, as SAGACITY OF A DOG.

Erasmus asserts. A farmer near Albany (in America) was (See Hughes's Barbadoes, and Brook's lately attacked with insanity, and, in a

Nat. Hist. fit of this dreadful malady, attempted to

The Tiger, instead of being the swiftput an end to his existence. Every pre

est beast, is a remarkably sluggish anicaution to prevent such a catastrophe mal. was adopted by his afflicted family; but one morning he escaped from the house,

The Porcupine does not shoot his taking with him a razor. His relations quills to annoy his enemy, but sheds used every effort to discover him, but in them annually, as birds do their feathers. vain. The dog of the unfortunate man

He has a muscular skin, and can shake quitted the house shortly after his master, off the loose quills at the time of moultand remained absent. This circumstance ing. was regarded as a certain proof that the

(See Hughes's Travels.) master was dead, and that the dog had The Jackall, commonly called the remained by the body. At night, to the Lion's Provider, has no connection with surprise and joy of the family, the two the Lion. He is a kind of Fox, and is fugitives returned. The man, whose fit hunted in the East as the Fox is in Engof insanity had left him, stated, that he land, &c. was joined by his dog at the moment

(See Shar, Sandys, &c.) when he was about to cut his throat, when

The BIRD OF PARADISE is asserted by the faithful animal caught hold of his arm and prevented it. The same thing was legs; and is so pictured by Gessner, the

Scaliger, Erer. 228, sect. 2, to bave no repeated several times with success, and towards night, when his mental derange

German Pliny, p. 297. But it is a bird ment had completely left him, the grate

of prey, and provided with legs, feet

, ful master caressed his dog, and returned

and talons, strong in proportion to its

size. with him to cheer his desponding family. (Gazette de France.)

The eye of a Bird is not more agile

than that of another animal, though the ZOOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.

sight is quicker. On the contrary, the

eyes of birds are immoveable, To the Editor of the Tickler Magasine. those of most animals and insects of the

SIR, If you think the following quickest sight. refutations of vulgar opinions, respecting

(See the British Zoology, 4c.) the natures and properties of Animals, &c. worthy of re-publication in your London : Printed and Published for the valuable Miscellany, they are very much Proprietors by G. MORGAN, 42, Holywell at your service.

Street, Strand.-May be bad also of

SHERWOOD, Neely, and Jones, Pater-
Yours, &c.

noster-row; Simpkin and MARSHALL SLEACORD,

W. H.

Stationers'-court; and of all other Book.
seliers.

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Anecdotes.

great wit and drollery, was observing, at a visitation, that he had been four times

married; and, should his present wife AS a press-gang, during the late war,

die, he declared he would take another, was patrolling round Smithfield, they

whom it was his opinion he should also laid hold of a man tolerably well dressed,

survive. Perhaps, gentlemen,” conwho pleaded that, being a gentleman, tinued the bishop, you do not know the he was not liable to be impressed.--

art of getting quit of your wives; I " Haul him along !" cries one of the

will tell you how I do: I am called a tars," he is the very man we want; we press a d----d number of blackguards, contradict them. But do not you know

good liusband, and so I am, for I never and are cursedly at a loss for a gentle

that the want of contradiction is fatal to man to teach them good manners.'

women ? If

you

contradict them, that

alone is exercise and bealth, the best A Patriotic candidate applied to a medicine in the world for all women: yeoman of a certain county for his vote, but if you constantly give them their promising to exert his influence to turn

own way, they will soon languish and out the ministry, and get a fresh set.--

pine, or become gross and lethargic for " Then I won't rote for you !" cried the

want of exercise." farmer.

• Why not?" said the patriot, “I thought you was a friend to your country!" “ So I am ;" replied the yeo- THE extreme activity and hardiness of man; and for that reason I am not for Charles the Twelfth, of Sweden, are a change in the ministry. I know well well known. He was sometimes on enough how it is with my hogs; when I horseback for four and twenty hours tobuy them in lean, they eat the devil and gether, traversing his kingdom alone. --all, but when they have once got a little In one of these excursions his horse fell fat, the keeping them is not near so ex

down dead under him. This circumpensive : so that I am for keeping the stance, however, produced no sort of unpresent set, as they will devour much easiness in the breast of Charles; sure ess than a new one."

of meeting with another horse, though

not equally so of meeting with a good THE late Dr. Roger Long, the famous animal, took the whole furniture on his

saddle and pistols, he ungirt the dead astronomer, walking one dark evening with Mr. Bonfoy, in Cambridge, and the

own back, and proceeded to the nearest latter coming to a short post fixed in the

inn. On entering the stable, he soon pavement, which in the earnestness of wishes; and, placing his saddle on the

found a horse perfectly suited to his conversation he took to be a boy standing in his way, said, hastily, “Get out

animal with very great composure, was of my way, boy?"

about to mount him and ride off, when “ That boy,” said the doctor, very calmly, “is a post-boy,

the owner, being informed of the transSir

, who never turns out of his way for action; made his appearance, and any body."

bluntly demanded the reason of such a proceeding. Charles squeezing in his

lip, as was his usual way, coolly reBISHOP Thomas, who was a man of plied, that he took the horse because he

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wanted one: “For you see," continued cardy, being observed to purchase he, “ if I could not have got one,

I weekly five loaves, was asked, what ochave still carried my saddle myself." casion he could possibly have for so This answer not satisfying the gentle, much bread. “ One," replied the homan, he instantly drew; and, the king nest fellow, “I take myself

, one I following his example, a rencounter en throw away, one I return, and the other sued. Some noblemen arriving at this two I lend.”---“ How do you make this critical juncture, expressed their asto out?” said his neighbour. “Why,". nishment at seeing a subject in arms returned the farmer, “ the one which I against his lawful sovereign, and soon take myself, is for my own use; the seterminated the contest. The gentleman, cond, which I throw away, is for my as may be easily conceived, was greatly mother-in-law; the loaf I return, is for shocked at such an explanation; his my father; and the other two, which I confusion, however, was presently dis- lend, are those with which I keep my sipated by the king; who, taking him two children, in hopes that they will one by the hand, called him a brave fellow, day return them to me." and assured him that he should be handsomely provided for. He was not worse than his word, for the gentleman SINGULAR PROWESS OF A WOwas soon after promoted to a consider

MAN.---Madame the Countess de Saint able post in the army.

Balmont, descended of a very good fa

mily in Lorrain, had joined to the LOUIS XIV. who loved a concise style, fierceness of a military man the modesty met on the road, as he was travelling had spoiled a little her beauty ; but this

of a Christian woman. The small-pox into the country, a priest who was riding post; and, ordering him to stop,

extraordinary woman was much pleased asked hastily “ Whence come you?

in being marked with it, saying she Where are you going? --- What do you

should thereby be more manlike ; and, want?” The other, who perfectly well

indeed, she seemed to have a natural knew the king's disposition, instantly propensity to indulge herself in manly replied---“ From Bruges to Paris --

exercises. The Count de Saint Balbenefice !" “ You shall have it?" re mont, whom she had married, was no plied the king; and, in a few days, way inferior to her in birth or merit. presented him to valuable living

They lived together in perfect union.

The Count having been obliged to atA Jew once

to the Court of

tend the Duke of Lorrain in his wars, King's Bench to justify a bail for 18001.

Madame de Saint Balmont, during his when, on the usual questions, being in the country:

absence, thought proper to live retired asked him---K he was worth 18001. and

An officer of cavalry all debts paid, he replied---“ My lords !

had taken up his quarters on her escate, upon my vord, dis is a very great shum; she with great politeness sent to remon

and had been guilty of several excesses : ond, as I am really not vort de half, I vill not justify, my lords, for it; but, as de

strate to him on his behaviour, which attorney here did give me a 201. bank

he being regardless of, compelled her to note to justify, wat vod your lordships She wrote a billet to him, which she

the resolution of bringing him to reason. have me do vid the monies?” The Earl of Mansfield, who seemed struck with signed, “Le Chevalier de Saint Bal

mont,' the answer, immediately replied

By it she acquainted him that “ You are an honest Jew, and I would

the ill-treatment her sister-in-law had advise you by all means to keep the

received from him, obliged her to denote!" which Mordecai Israel accord

mand satisfaction of him, and that she ingly did, and, as his lordship was going

was desirous of seeing him with sword out of court, the Israelite, with many

in hand. The officer accepted the chalbows and scrapes, said,' “ I humbly lenge, and repaired to the appointed tank your lordship, for you are the first place. The Countess waited his comwho ever called me an honest Jew." ing, in man's apparel. They fought, she

had the advantage over him, and after

having disarmed him, gallantly said, AN honest industrious peasant, in Pi “ You believe, Sir, you have been fight

came

ing the Chevalier de Saint Balmont, but Tell him the false deceiver came, it is Madame de Saint Balmont that re

With many a well-concerted story,

That Connal blasted Mary's fameturns you your sword, and wishes for

Her fame, the tender virgin's glory. the future you would have more consideration for the request of ladies." Tell him—but ah, mistaken maid ! After these words, she left him covered Who shall speak peace to the departed ? with shame. He immediately absented

Or who shall soothe the fleeting shade,

Of a fond lover broken-hearted ? himself, and was never after seen in that country

Ye kind companions of my love,

Whose tender bosoms melt with sorrow, WHEN Zoffany, the portrait-painter,

Lead me where Connal lies so low;

Perhaps, distracting thought ! to-morrow. commenced his first picture of the Koyal Family, there were ten children. My eye might wander o'er that face, He made his sketch accordingly, and

Which now, 'mid thousands, 'twould dishaving attended two or three times, And memory refuse to tracę

cover ; went on with finishing the figures. Va

The features of my injur'd lover. rious circumstances prevented him from proceeding. His Majesty was engaged Ah, me! is that the blooming cheek, in business of more consequence; her

Where youth and beauty late were blowMajesty was engaged; some of the ing?

Is that the eye which shone so meek? Princes were unwell. The completion

The lip from which soft sounds were flowof the picture was consequently de ing? layed, when a messenger came to inform the artist that another Prince was

Oh yet if near this fatal tide, born, and must be introduced into the

Too kind and too deserving lover;

If here, where truth, where honour died, picture. This was not easy, but it was

Thy gentle spirit loves to hover; done with some difficulty. All this took up much time, when a second messen

To Mary's agonizing heart, ger arrived to announce the birth of a

With tenderness and sorrow breaking, Princess, and to acquaint him that the

Guide, quickly guide thy icy dart,

Which deatá is yet at distance shaking. illustrious stranger must have a place on the canvas. This was impossible with And at this spot, ye weeping fair, out a new arrangement: one-half of the Sweet flow'rs, and sweeter tears bestow

ing; figures were therefore obliterated, in or

Still dread your first vows to forswear, der that the grouping might be closer, And here let ev'ry sweet be blowing." to make room. To do this was the business of some months; and, before it The kindly tear refus'd to flow, was finished, a letter came from one of

Nor longer did the maiden languish; the maids of honour, informing the

Beside her lover, cold and low,

She sunk at once, oppress'd with anguish. painter that there was another addition to the family, for whom a place must be There, on her Connal's early grave, found. “ This,” cried the artist, “ is

Who sell by false detraction's arrow;,

Silent she sleeps beside the wave, too much; if they cannot sit with more

The melancholy wave of Yarrow.
regularity, I cannot paint with more ex-
pedition, and must give it up."

Blunters.
Ballad.

THE following phraseology is common
MARY AND CONNAL.

in all books of the peerage, yet it might A Ballad by Miss T.

pass

for a bull in that of Ireland, “Heir

Apparent---none !" “ Where is my love?" pale Mary cried,

How can there be Her tender brain distraught with sorrow;

nothing of what is apparent? A more “ Where is my love? so late the pride,

ludicrous entry appears in one of our So late the blooming pride of Yarrow ?

annual records of events.

In the sum

mary of the deaths, one person appeared Tell him my fond, my aching heart,

to have been killed by a cow; and the To him was true, was constant ever, O! let us meet, no more shall art,

same form being observed the next year, No more shall envy make us sever. when no such accident had taken place,

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