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short time to secure it, and may be secured at bottom by asa: sistants, or fixed to a stake. By this means, linen of all kinds, wearing apparel, papers, and many articles of furniture, may be safely conveyed to the earth. Children thrown into it can receive no material injury; and even the sick and decrepit may, by this means, be placed, in a moment, out of danger.
The cylinder may, in some situations, be conveyed into the window of an opposite house, or carriage placed for that pure pose. In short, I offer this in the cause of humanity, as a hint, which, perhaps, may be found capable of many improvements.
A SAFE AND SIMPLE FIRE-ESCAPE.
FROM THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. THE following simple machine ought always to be kept in
- an upper apartment. It is nothing more than a shilling or eighteenpenny rope, one end of which should always be made fast to something in the chamber; and at the other end should be a noose to let down children or infirm persons, in case of fire. Along the rope there should be several knots, to serve as resting places for the hands and feet of the person who drops down by it. No family occupying high houses should ever be without a contrivance of this kind.
Prices of Grain.
HADDINGTON......May 28th. Wheat ..............48s. to 64s. Pease............30s. to 40s. 60. Barley...............35s, to 46s. Oats..............27s. to 43s. 6d.
DALKEITH......MAY 24th. Oatmeal, best...............36s. | Inferior........ Current.......................358. Retail...........25. 3d. per peck.
Work to be done in the Cottager's Garden in June, , CONTINUE to plant Cauliflower, Cabbages, and Şayoys, for a late crop. Plant out Leeks and Brocoli. Sow fuli crops of Turnips, yel. low and white. Hoe Beans and Pease; top the former, and stick the latter A few of the earlier kinds of each may be sown beginning of the month, for the latest crop.
July.-PLANT more Cauliflower for autumn, and Cabbages, Savoys, and Leeks, for winter. If any vacant ground remains sow Turnips, Carrots, Onions, winter Spinage, Kidney Beans, &c. Dung and dig ground for full crops of winter Greens and Cabbages, to be planted next month.
- Inscribed to Mr. J-- .A . . THE AUTHOR'S DESERVEDLY RESPECTED TEACHER,
(Communicated for insert on in The Cheap Magazine.)
My honour'd friend, the patron of my youth,
Such as Time's wasteful hand may ne'er efface, - Nor Lethe sink in its oblivious stream:
Then tho' no warrior, bright in armour's gleam, Whose awe-inspiring brow appals the foe; Tho" with no plaintive tale my verses teem, Of love-sick maiden's sighs, or lovers' woè; Fondly by thee endear'd, even childhood’s trifles glow.
111. Upon the verdant banks of winding FLEET, Where BROUGHTON's beauteous viła charms the eye, Amid the shady woods, in lone retreat, The cot of ALPHION's parents we desery. To guard the flocks, which roam the meads that lie Around these busy coverts, was their care: To view these flooks each morn would ALPHION hie, Muse o'er his tasks, and breathe die fragrant air, Then homeward bend his course, and for the school prepare.
The breakfast finish'd-each ablution o'er, With satchel slung, and ready for the way, His anxious parents, as he leaves their door, Fearing the pliant youth be led astray, Forewara kim thus_ Ne'er spend your time in play “ With idle boys, despisers of control: “ Be ever mindful what your Teachers say,
« And 'graye their counsels firmly on your soul: “ Thus only can you hope, to reach fair Virtue's goal
“ Seek ye the social friendship of the wise
“ Oft bring upon their names a slur--astain, " Which loads their after years with shame, regret, and pain."
The lofty ash its dark’ning branch o'erthrew,
And tow'ring pines their sable mantle.spread,
Now far behind, unheeding how the hours
Plund'ring the thrush or blackbird's harmless brood;,
Atas! how youthful minds, with all the aid
To gain the favour of his master kind
Or when the ev’ning sun's declining ray .
Cheering their homeward path with simple song,
In distant lands some calling to pursue,
“ Or ’neath the sun's departing beams, I view ." Columbia's strand, and hear th’ Atlantic's roar, ". “ My heart shall still be yours--my dreams of Fleet's green shore.
and each lov'd mate
NOTES TO CORRESPONDENTS. The favours of A. M.--DUNCE.--W. B..-D. R.-T and H. are received: also, the Wise Shepherd from GAY, Lines on the disagreement of Parents, and Cries from a Jail, &c. The circumstancē said to bave taken place in the neighbourhood of B. H. M. may be true; but being of so singular a nature, cannot be inserted on Anonymous information,
From the offence taken by A. B. at the story of the MAGDALEN, and the pains he has been at to induce us “to limit ourselves to the communication of that knowledge which is independent of the habits of Society," we have some reason to suspect, that a darling babit has been attacked, and that he is in danger of losing the company of some favourite fair one, in consequence of our having alarmed her fears as to the perilousness of her situation. Should this be the case, we rejnice in our success, and hope our triumph will be complete. 19 We must again remind our Correspondents to pay Postage.
HADDINGTON; . : Printed and publisheci, Monthly, by G. MİLLER & SON,