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in it. She, however, soon remove them, Red Ink. The mode of preparing this one after another, carrying them belween ink, recommended by M. de Ribancourt, is her jaws; and, at the end of a few days, to infuse four ounces of ground Brazil wood he saw that she had collected them all into in vinegar for three days; then heat it to one place, upon the surface of the earth, the boiling point, and keep it for an hour and remained constantly upon the heap, at that temperature, after which it must be without quitting it for a moment, so that filtered. Whilst hot, dissolve in it oneshe seemed truly to sit for the purpose of third of an ounce of gum-arabic, and the hatching her eggs. The young were pro- same quantity of sugar, and of alum; duced about the thirteenth of May; in allow it to cool, and put it into well-stopfigure they were similar to those before ped bottles. mentioned ;

but al the birth they were all An ink of a still more beautiful tint, white, except towards the tail, where a may be made of a decoction of cochineal, yellow matter was observable through the to which ammonia is to be added. skin ; and the eyes and jaws were reddish. The most beautiful of all red inks, is He kept them in the box with their mother, made by a solution of carmine in liquid feeding them from time to time with pieces ammonia, allowing the excess of the alof apple, and saw them grow every day, kali to evaporate, and adding a small and cast their skins more thau once. The portion of colourless gum arabic. mother at length died, and her progeny

Gill's Technological Rep. devoured nearly the whole of her body. The little ones that died also underwent Method of Preserving Furs and the same treatment. M. De Geer, how. Feathers.--A sure way to preserve the ever, conjectures that this only took place fur of animals, will be found by immersfrom the want of other food, as he had ing them in a solution of corrosive subneglected to supply them regularly with limate; the sublimate has not the least nutriment. On the twenty-third of July, effect upon the skin, and causes the fur only one remained alive ; it was full grown, to retain its pristine brightness and duand then in the pupa state.

rability in any climate. If the finest “ This insect, though in its nature ex. curled feather, from a lady's head-dress, tremely harmless (except, indeed, to the be dipped into this solution, and gently fruit and vegetables in our gardens), bas shaken till it be dry, the spirit will fly unaccountably fallen a victim to human off in a few minutes, and not a single cruelty and caprice, originating from the curl in the seather will be injured ; the mistaken idea that it introduces itself into sublimate will then preserve it from the

Ib. the ear, and from thence penetrating to the depredations of insects. brain, occasions death, We cannot help expressing a wish that persons who enter

The Note Book. tain such erroneous ideas, would be convinced that the wax and the membranes of

I will make a prief of it in my Note Book.

M. W.of Windsor. the ear are a sufficient defence against all its pretended attacks upon this organ. It

POETRY, lives indeed among flowers, and frequently Says an eminent transatlantic critic, "has destroys them; and when fruit has been

a natural alliance with our best affections. wounded by flies the earwigs also generally it delights in the beauty and sublimity of come in for a share. In the night, they the outward creation, and of the soul. It may be often seen in amazing numbers indeed portrays with terrible energy the, upon lettuces and other esculent vegetables excesses of the passions ; but they are pascommitting those depredations that are sions which show a mighty nature, which often ascribed to the ravages of snails or

are full of power, which command awe, slugs."

and excite a deep though shuddering sym.

pathy. Its great tendency and purpose is, Useful Hints.

to carry the mind beyond and above the

beaten, dusty, weary walks of ordinary Method of Preserving Vinegar.- life; to lift it into a purer element, and to Put the vinegar in a well cleaned vessel, breathe into it more profound and generous and let it boil a quarter of a minute ; then emotion. It reveals to us the loveliness of pour it into bottles, which should be pro- nature, brings back the freshness of youtha perly corked. Or it may be put in bote ful feeling, revives the relish of simple tles, and warmed in hot water, when the pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthuswater is in a state of ebullition : it may iasm which warmed ihe spring-time of our then be kept for several years without being, refines youthful love, strengthens changing, and without its being neces our interest in human nature by vivid desary to keep it from the contact of the lineations of its tenderest and loftiest feel. air, or in vessels entirely filled.

ings, spreads our sympathies over all


classes of society, knits us by new ties right." And the result was, that Modena with universal being, and through the was right.

For. Lit. Gaz. brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life. THK MONTHS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS.

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1. Gamelion-- January. A PREDICTION. LOUIS XVIII. When seated within the walls of the This month originated from the marTuilleries, the officers of Louis's house. riages first made by Cecrops ; in which hold frequently heard him exclaim, “Mo. people joined nuptials, and is called dena is right," or "Modena is wrong.

." Gainelion, from gameo-nuptiæ. It was But the former words fell oftenest from his sacred to Juno, denominated, president of lips when his bodily sufferings were most weddings and the marriage bed. excruciating. No one about him was 2. Anthesterion-February. able to account for either exclamation ;

This month was kept in great mirth for nor should I have had it in my power to three days, in honour of Bacchus. The solve the enigma, had it not been explain- first, from the tubs that were opened, ed to me by an aide-de-camp of the Em- from which they drank very freely. The peror Alexander.

second, from Chus, a good capacious The Count de Modena, who was one vessel. In this, he that could drink down of the leading officers at the court of the rest of his companions had a golden Monsieur, when Count de Provence, used crown. The third, from great loquacity. to amuse himself with necromancy, and Thus comedies were acted, and Thespian having a quick and lively imagination amusements began in the 3rd year of the wrought himself into such high"repute, 93rd Olympiad. that all the world ran after him to learn their future destinies. One evening, when

Anerdotiana. Monsieur was relaxing in a privale circle of friends, he observed to the merry tel. ler of fortunes,-“ Modena, the success The following are a few of the good of your predictions has reached my ears, things which have lately been given forth and am I to be the only one left in the by Tom Gannon, a newly-fledged wit lurch as to my future luck?"_"Mon- of Trinity College, Dublin : seigneur," replied the count,"

When Tom was last at Paris, he visited but to command me. Cards were im- the Jardin des Plantes, in company mediately laid upon the table, and the witla a friend. They inspected the garoperations began. After meditating on dens-the green and hot-houses-the wild them for several minutes, Modena ex berists, &c. On retiring, his friend asked claimed, Monseigneur, the crown of hira " which of all the creatures in the France will sit upon your brow.” A collection struck him as the vainest ?" loud roar of laughter broke from the “ The Dandy Lion, [Dandelion) of bystanders—for at that moment Louis course," replied Tom. XVI. was in all the vigour of health and Who was the greatest astronomer youth ; and the Duke of Normandy, the in college during your_under-graduate dauphin's brother, was still in the land course ?" said a Junior Freshman to Tom of ihe living.

Modena joined in the Gannon. “ The lale Doctor Moon-eye,” general merriment, but carried on his [Mlooney) was Tom's response. operations. “ Yes, Monseigneur," he s« Or what weight or consequence is continued, after a transient pause, “I do Trinity College in this country?" said not deceive myself ; you will one day Anthony Blake, disparagingly, in a wear the French crown, but be assured mixed company, one day,

ir Of four of this,—you will never be anointed."

Ton weight, at least,” replied Tom GanThe incongruity of the two prophecies non, who happened to be passing by, added notably to the general ferment and " There is Elring-ton, Cramp-ton, Bayhilarity.

ton, and Hamil-ton.' Louis the Eighteenth treasured this có Which is the best elementary book seemingly ridiculous prediction in his

on Botany ?" said the father of one of memory; and when the course of events Tom's pupils, who was attending Allhad placed the French sceptre in his man's Lectures. « The Reading May hands, and a glimmering of returning Daisy, [Reading made Easy] without health

' bade him look forward to his so- question," said Tom. lemn inauguration at Rheims, he was Observing Bill Lees a little cut after a often heard to exclaim, “ Modena is public dinner

Alas !" said Tom, wrong;" but when violent attacks of the pregnant illi istration of Shakspeare's gout dispelled the fond hopes he had in- poetical truthdulged, he would exclaim, “ Modena is *The wine of life is on the Lees.'

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We once saw Tom put down, for all family." “ How do you make that his ready wit.-Walking one day on the ont?", replied Tom, beginning to look

Bray, he met a linker and his queerish. Why,” replied the linker, donkey. - Good morrow to you both,"

;", Sure you won't deny your name? If sạid Tom in his jocular way. The this be Jack-ass, are not you Thom-as ?" same to you, gossip,” said the tinker ;- Tom hung down his ears ånd passed ồn. " and proud I am to meet another of the

Dlary and Chronology.

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Wednesday, Feb. 17. St. Fintan, abbot of Ireland.-High Water 86m after 7 Morn-11sn after 8 Aftern. Beb. 17, 1720.-Expired Jobo Hughes, an English poet, dramatic author, and essayist. He:

was the author of the siege of Damascus, and of several papers in the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian.

Thursday, Feb. 18. St, Leo and Paregorius, mar. 8d Cen.-Sun rises 57m after 6-sets 4 m after 5. Feb. 18, 1546.-Died Martin Luther, the zealous reformer, at Eisleven; two days before his

decease, being at the town where he ended his life, he said, " When I come again to Wittenburg, I will lie in a coffin, and give upto the worms a fut Lutber, to eat."

And so it fell 'out; for two days afterwards he died at the place above-
mentioned; three hours previous to his dissolution he called for pen, ink, and
paper, and wrote the words following:
Pestis eram vivens, moriens ero mors tua, Papa,"

Living, I was a plague to thee;
Dying, O Pope thy death I'll be !

Friday, Feb. 19.
St. Barbatus, Bish. died A.D. 682.- High i'ater 17m after 10 Morn.-55m after 10 Aftern,
Feb. 19, 1593.-Born at Stirling, Prince Henry Frederick, son of James VI. of Scotland, and

afterwards Prince of Wales. 1601.-This day records the trial of the Earle of Eysex and Southampton before their

prers, for conspiracy again it the Queen (Elizabeth) and breaking out into bpen rebellion; to the charges alleged against them they pleaded not guilty, but after a trial of nine hours, conducted with the most disgraceful acrimony, a verdict wat

pronounced against them, and they were sentenced to death. Essex suffered on !

Feb. 25. His companion in arms remained a close prisoner to the Tower until the reiga of the Queen's successor, who released him by special command. It is re. laled of the Earl of Southampton, that whilst in'confinement, he was surprised by a visit from a favourite cat, which gained access to him by descending down the chimney of bis apartment, and, io a portrait of the Earl, preserved at Bulstrode, it is represented sitting besid, him.

Saturday, Feb. 20. 8t. Tyrannio, B of Tyre & Zenobius -jun rises 63m aft 6 Morn-sets Am aft 5 Aftern.

These saints after enduring innumerable hardships, were martyred A.D. 304. Feb. 20, 1712 - The marriage of the Czar Peter and the celebrated Catharine was publicly 80

lemnized with great pump at Petersburgh. Their union had before been secretly performed at Jawerof, in Poland.

Sunday, Feb. 21.

QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY. Lessons for the Day, 9 chap. Genesis, to ver. 20 Morn.-12 chap. Genesis, Evening.

$18: Daniel and Verda, Martyrs. Feb, 21, 1826.-Expired the celebrated comedian Edward Knight. the excellent personifier of

youthful rustics. The character of Sim in Wild Oats, and Jerry Blossom in the
farce of Hit or Miss, as represented by him, must be fresh in the minds of most
of our readers as portraits true to nature. Mr. Knight, besides his great talents
as an actor, was a writer of some powers; we believe he produced two or three
dramatic pieces, and since his death, some lyric effusions, which he left behind
bim, have found their way ip to the Apuuals,

Mooday, Feb. 22.
St. Margaret of Cortona --High Water 0h 56m morn-1h 22m aft.

This saint, who in ea Ay life bud indulged in the most wanton and vicious pro. pensities, at last was wakened to a sense of her enormities. She became a penitent, and after begging her father's paraon for the contempt of his authority; went to the parish church of Alviano with a rope around her neck, and there asked public pardon for the scandal she had given by her crimes. She died A.D. 1227.

Tuesday, Feb. 23. St, Mil furge.- New Moon 36m after 4 mor.. Our saint, wboʻw s sister to St. Mildred, was abbess of Wenlock in Shropshire.

She died in the set enth century. Feb. 23, 1807.--Execution of John Holloway and Owen Haggerty, for the murder of Mr. Steele, on Loung!

ow Heath; they died declaring their innocence to the last mo.

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sarily be a stranger to the horrors of war.

Few of our untravelled countrymen can PRUSSIAN REVENGE. imagine the scenes of blood and rapine to (For the Olio.)

which the continent of Europe was ex.

posed during the sway of Napoleon. The But love itself could never pant

horrible excesses of the French in Spain, For all that beauty sighs to grant,

Germany, Prussia, and other states, Upon the last embrace of foes,

will never be forgotten ; they are written When grappling in the fight they fold in characters of blood, and the name of Those arms that ne'er shall lose their hold:

the invaders will never be pronounced by Friends meet to part; love laughs at faith; True foes, once met, are joined till death!

the peasantry without horror and execra

BYRON. tion. We who live in a land which has A GOOD war would set all things to not been trodden by the foot of a conrights,” says the Englishman, as he lolls queror for so many centuries, read, with back in his easy chair before the com- scarcely any concern, the lists of killed fortable blaze of a warm fire ; our po- and wounded that are given in the despulation is so great that we shall surely patches ; for in England none but those have a famine, if there be no war, " Rea- who have been engaged in actual service der, hast thou not often heard some sleek can picture to themselves the horrors of a hided and well-Silled citizen thus apostro- sanguinary war. Well might Byron expbize !--and hast thou not, casting aside claimthy" gentle”ness, felt thy indignation Cockneys of London, muscading of Paris, rise at such a heartless expression ? But Just ponder what a sant pastime war is. blame him not; he, who never voyaged Amongst the thousands of horrible enorbeyond the Nore--whose ideas of military mities committed by the troops of the First force and military discipline never ex. Consul, was one which led to an event tended further than the displays at Wim- that happened in Paris in the year 1815, bledon, or Wormwood Scrubs, must néces. and upon the truth of which our readers 8-VOL. V: H


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may rely. Three French officers were the young Prussian, while sitting in a café, billeted upon a lady of rank who lived in with several brother officers, chanced lo the town of in Prussia. Her fami- cast his eye upon one of the miscreants ly consisted of a son, a very young man, he had so long sought after, standing near and two lovely daughters, objects which him, and perfectly unconscious of the rendered the visit of the French still more presence of him whom they had so deeply to be feared. The result may be readily -80 everlastingly injured. conceived, their beauty sealed their doom; The fiercest rage took possession of the they both fell victims, not to the arts, but young Prussian ;-he seized a knife, and to the brutal violence of their terrible rushing forward plunged it into the body guests, who, ere they departed, ransacked of his enemy, who, however, had yet the dwelling, and wantonly destroyed strength to fly from the spot , but the avenevery valuable article of furniture it con- ger was at his heels and overtook him in tained.

the street, where grappling with his foe, To retaliate, when a host of enemies they fell" locked in each other's grasp. were around him, was impossible, but the The clutch of the Prussian around the young Prussian nursing his revenge, re- neck of his adversary finished the work solved to seize the first opportunity to of death ; but his revenge was dearly wreak his vengeance upon the monsters, purchased ; his own life was forfeited, who had wrought him such irreparable in- he died by the bayonets of the gens-d'jury. As soon as the French had quitted armes, who transfixed him as he still the town, he joined the army of his country struggled with his victim.

ALPHA. as a volunteer, and vowed io seek out and destroy the unmanly ruffians, or perish in the attempt. However, his search proved

THE SPECTRE'S BRIDAL. fruitless ; he sought them in every engage

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Bir Edgar the bold came over the wold served until the Allies entered Paris, when On his courser of sable hue;

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