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ther springing from "susceptibility of being must then be selected for planting, and the misled," as urged by her father, from the remainder placed in some remote portion of pernicious inculcations of modern philoso. the prepared bed, or into a similar situation, phy, or from
but we will not proceed: but without separating the plants. Here they her earthly account is just closed, and her must first be covered with four inches of frailties with her sorrows alike repose in sand during the summer, and as soon as the trembling hope, awaiting the decision of an frost sets in with six inches of dung over that. immortal tribunal." Lond. Literary Gazette. The stems of the planted asparagus must be
cut down as soon as the frost commences, From the transactions of the Caledonian and close to the ground. The beds are then Horticultural Society. A method of cul
to be covered with six inches of dung, and tivating Asparagus, as it is practised in four of sand. In March the bed must be
stirred with a fork, taking care not to apFrance. By Dr. MacCULLOCH. That part of the garden which is longest them. Towards the end of April, the plants
proach so near to the plants as to derange exposed to the sun, and least sbaded by hrubs and trees, is to be chosen for the situation of which have died, may be replaced with the
reserved ones lately described. the asparagus quarter. A pit is then to be
In three years the largest plants will be fit dug five feet in depth, and the mould which is taken from it must be sifted, taking care to
to cut for use. If the beds be sufficiently reject all stones, even as low in size as a 6il- large to furnish a supply in this manuer, the berd nut. The best parts of the mould must asparagus shoots should be cut as fast as they then be laid aside for making up the beds.
appear; otherwise they must be left till the The materials of the bed are then to be laid quantity required has pushed forth ; in which
case the variety in colour and size prevents in the following proportions and order:
them from having so agreeable an appear. Six inches of common dunghill manure.
An iron kuise is used for this purpose. Eight inches of turf. Six inches of dung as before.
In cutting, the knife is to be slipped along
the stem, till it reaches the bottom of the Six inches of sisted earth.
shoot, where the cut is to be made. At the Eight inches of turf. Six inches of very rotlen dung..
end of four years the great and small ones
may be taken indiscriminately. The cutiing Fight inches of the best earth. The last layer of earth must then be well should cease about the end of June. mixed with the last of dung.
At the beginning of winter the stems are The quarter must now he divided into beds dung and sand in the manner above describ
all to be ciit away, and the beds covered witi five feet wide, hy paths constructed of turf, ed. muddy sand from the sea-shore can two feet in breadih, and one fnot in thickness: be procured for the several purposes above The asparagus must be planted about the end described, it is the best; otherwise, river sand of March, eighteen inches asunder. In plantmay be used; and if that cannot be procured, ing them, the bud, or top of the shoot, is to in the ground, while the roots must be spread nerally last thirty years; but if they be planted be placed at the depth of an inch and a half fine earth must be substituted.
The asparag'is bed now described will geoul as wide as possible in the form of an uin
in such abundance as to require cutting only brella. A small bit of stick must be placed as
once in two years, half the bed being always A mark at each plant, as it is laid in the
in a state of reservation, it will last a century, ground. As soon as the earth is selled and
or more. The durf used in making the beds dry, a spadeful of fine sand is to be thrown on eachi plant, in the form of a mulehill. if should be very free from stones.
Care must be taken not to tread on the the asparagus plants should have begun to shoot before their transplantation, the young beds, so as to condense tie enrth, in planting shoots should be cut of, and the planting will, the asparagus; and to prevent such an acciwith these precautions, le equally successful, dent bappening on any other occasion, a though it should be performed in this coun: plank should be used to tread on. It must try even as late as July Should any of the
be remembered, that the division of the beds, plants originally inserted have died, they al
which is formed by thick turf, is intended to so may be replaced at this season. The prevent the condensation of the earth belosp, plants ought to be two years old when they
in consequence of the necessary walking are transplanted; they will even take at three; among the beds. As in the course of time but at four they are apt to fail.
This condensation will gradually take place, If it be necessary to buy asparagiis plants the turf onglit to be renewed every three for these beds, it will be proper to procure
years, for the purpose of stirring the ground twice as many as are required. The best below: and in applying the winter coat of
manure, it must be remembered, that even
these walks are to be covered. If these cir. « Biographie Universelle,” in which the articles cumstances are not aftended to, or if the "Aspasie, Camcens, Cleopatra," kc. are from her gen. Two letters from her to Talma appeared in a
earth below the walks has not originally been
constructed in the way described above, the ipop the point of publishing “ Considerations on the asparagus plants which groin near the walks respective situation of France and England in 1913," at ibe time of her decease. We take it for granted will be much less fine than those in the said
dle of the beds.
Madame de Stael was one of the writers in the
Bourdeaux Journal about a month ago. She was
that it will be edited.
" I understand that this plan has been as by some respectable persons, that Sullivan, put in practice by Mr. Allan, of Tweedside, Sen had done all in his power to correct the with success.
unfortunate propensities of his child.
The following was the story told by the From an English Paper. two children, Alley and Conolly:-As they EARLY DEPRAVITY.
were going to school, to which they used to Mary Farthing, who keeps a coffee shop go every day, they met Sullivan, who had in Warwick-lane, charged three boys with a formerly been their school-fellow. Sullivan burglary. The case is interesting from the told them he would show them how to make tender years of the delinquents, and the un- money to buy cakes and apples; said it was paralleled depruvity of one of them.
foolish to go to school, and prevailed upon The complainant stated, that on Saturday them to attend him at night to Warwick lane, se'night she left her shop safely locked up, where he raised them up to the sky-light of a and upon returning to it on Monday morn- coffee-shop, put an iron instrument into the ing found tbat the casement was broken hands of one of them, and made him break open, that an iron bar which crossed one of the window with it. He then obliged the the skylights had been wrenched from its other, who is a cripple, to tie a rope to a bar place. Upon examining her property she which ran across on the inside, and with the ascertained that her prayer-book was stolen, assistance of both, succeeded in dragging the and she also missed a paper bag containing bar from its place. He then sent the more two pounds of sugar. The articles that were active boy through the sky-light, with orders not iaken away were scattered about as if a to steal all the inoney he could get, and any search had been made by the thieves for thing else he could carry. All the money the what was most portable. An officer was im-, boy found consisted of two bad dollars and a mediately employed. He suspected a most balfpenny with a hole in it. The other proabandoned boy named Sullivan, who is only perly be took was that found at Sullivan's nine years of age, of being a party to the rob- lodgings. As soon as the business was done, bery. He went to the lodgings of the hoy's Sullivan took all the plunder, and threatened parents, and found there a paper containing to hang them if they said a word. iwo pounds of sugar, and a prayer-book, A tradesman bere stepped forward and which the complainant swore was that which said, the tools with which the burglary had had been stolen from her shop. Young Sul. been effected were some time ago stolen from livan was apprehended, and upon being ques. his house "by Sullivan, wliv bruke open one tioned by the officer, said that he had nothing house for the purpose of entering another to do with the robbery, but had taken the with greater facility. prayer-book and sugar from two boys named Young Sullivan was fully committed for Alley and Conolly, upon suspicion that they trial. His father was discharged. Alley's had not come by them honestly. For bis and Conolly's parents were bound over to part, he intended that the property should be answer for the appearance of their children given to the proper persons as soon as he had against the prisoner at the ensuing sessions. tiine to make inquiry after them. The otficer soon apprebended the two boys thus ac- SKETCHES OF SOCIETY AND ensed, and brought them on Wednesday be
MANNERS. fore Alderman Cox, who entered into a long examination of all the circumstances, and
THE PLAY AT VENICE. found a case against Sullivan of the most Some years since, a German Prince ma. desperate description.
king a tour of Europe, stopped at Venice for The ages of the two boys accused by Sul- a short period. It was the close of summer, livan were six and seven years. The mem- the Adriatic was calm, the nights were lovebers of a Committee who superintend a freely, the Venitian women in the full enjoyment school where the three boys had been receiv. of those delicious spirits that in their climate ed, stated to the Alderman that Alley and rise and fall with the coming and the deparConolly were, up to the time of the crime ture of this finest season of the year. Every with which they were charged, honest and day was given by the illustrious stranger to harmless children; but that Sullivan was a researches among the records and antiquities boy of the most incorrigible habits of theft. of this singular city, and every night to pare
The Alderman ordered that the father of ties on the Brenta or the sea. As the mornSullivan, who was during the examination in ing was nigh, it was the custom to return the otfice, should be put to the Bar, next his from the water to sup at some of the palaces son, as it was most improbable that a child of the nobility. In the commencement of should engage in such dangerous enterprises bis intercourse all national distinctions were without the authority and instruction of some carefully suppressed. But as bis intimacy inexperienced person, and as the stolen arti- creased, he was forced to see the lurking, cles had been found at the father's lodgings, vanity of the Italian breaking out. One of there was reason in supposing that some de- its most frequent exhibitions was in the little praved participation existed between him and dramas, that wound up those stately festivi.
ties. The wit was constantly sharpened by The father was, however, proved to be some contrast of the Italian and the German, wholly ignorant of the boy's conduct; and it some slight aspersion on Teutonic rudeness, was stated by several of the police, as well sume remark on the history of a people an
touched by the elegance of Southern man- long, light figure came with a kind of vision
The sarcasm was conveyed with Ita- ary movement from behind the monument, lian grace, and the offence softened by its hu- surveyed the traveller with keen curiosity, mnour. It was obvious that the only retalia- listened with apparent astonishment to his tion must be humorons. At length the Prince, words, and in another moment bad fixed iton the point of taking leave, invited his en- self gazing over his shoulder on the volume. tertainers to a farewell supper. He drew the The eyes of this singular being wandered conversation to the infinite superiority of the rapidly over the page, and when it was turnItalian, and above all of the Venetian, ac- ed they were lifted up to heaven with the knowledged the darkness in which Germany strongest expression of wonder. The Gerhad been destined to remain so long, and man was weary, his head soon drooped oter Jooked forward with infinite sorrow to the his study, and be closed the book. What." comparative opinion of posterity upon a said lie, rising and stretching his limbs, “ is country to which so little of its gratitude there no one stirring in this comfortless must be due. “But my Lords," said he, ris. place? Is it not near day?" He tvok out ing, we are an emulous people, and an ex- bis repeater, and touched the pendant, it ample like yours cannot be lost even upon a struck four. His mysterious attendant had German. j have been charmed with your watched him narrowly tire repeater was tradramas, and have contrived a little arrange- versed over with an eager gaze; but whert ment to give one of our country, if you will it struck, delight was mingled with the woncondescend to follow me to the great hall.” der that had till then filled its pale, intelligent The company rose and followed him through countenarice. "Four o'clock," said the Gerthe splendid suit of a Venetian villa, to the man, * in my country, ball the world would hall which was fitted up as a German barn. be thinking of going to the day's work by The aspect of the theatre produced first sur- this time. In another hour it will be son-rise. prise and next an universal smile. It had no Well then, I'll do you a service, you nation resemblance to the gilded and sculptured sa- of sleepers, and make you open your eyes." loons of their own sumptuous little theatres. He drew ont one of his pistols, and fred it. However it was only so much the inore Teu- The attendant form, still lovering behiud tonic. The curtain drew up. The surprise rose him, had looked curiously upon the pistol, into loud laughter, even among the Venetians, but on its going off, started back in ierror, who have been seldom betrayed into any and with a loud cry that made the traveller thing beyond a smile for generations toge- turn—“ Who are you?" was his greeting in ther. The stage was a temporary erection, this strange intruder. "I will not hurt you," rude and uneven. The scenes represented a was the answer. " Who cares about that?" wretched and irregular street, scarcely liglit- was the German's retort, aud he pulled out ed by a few twinkling lamps, and looking the other pistol. “My friend," said the fithe fit haunt of robbery and assassination. On gure, Even that weapon of thunder and a narrower view some of the noble spectators lightning cannot reach me now.
But if you began to think it had a kind of resemblance would know who I am, let me entreat you to an Italian street, and some actually dis. to satisfy my curiosity a moment. You seem covered in it one of the leading streets of a man of extraordinary powers." "Wel! their own famous city. But the play was on then,” said the German in a gentler tone, "if a German story, they were undei a German you come as a friend, I shall be glad to give roof. The street was, notwithstanding its ill. you information; it is the custom of our omened similitude, of course German. The country to deny nothing to those who will street was solitary. At length a traveller, a love or learn." The furiner sighed deeply and German, with pistols in a belt round his waist, murinured, “ and yet you are a Tueton; but and apparently exhausted by bis journey, you were just reading a little case of strange came heavily pacing along. He knocked at and yet most interesting figures: was it a several of the doors, but could obtain no ad- manuscript?" "No, it was a printed book! mission. He then wrapped himself up in his · Printed, what is printing? I never heard cloak, sat down upon a fragment of a monu. but of writing." ment and soliloquized. "Well, here have I " It is an art by which one man can give come, and this is my reception. All palaces, to the world in one day as much as three no inns, all nobles, and not a man to tell me hundred could give by writing, and in a chawhere I can lie down comfort or in safety. racter of superior clearness, correctness and Well, it cannot be helped. A German does beauty ; one by which books are inade uninot much care, campaigning has hardened versal and literature eternal.” effeminacy among us. Hunger and thirst, Admirable, glorious art!" said the inquirheat and cold, dangers of war and the roads, er, “who was its illustrious inventor?" are not very formidable after what we have " A German!" had to work through from father to son. « But another question. I saw yon look at Loneliness however is not so well, unless a a most curious instrument traced with figures, man can labour or read. Read, that's true, it sparkled with diamonds, but its greatest come out Zimmerman.” He drew a volume wonder was its sound. It gave the bour with from his pocket, moved nearer to a decay- miraculous exactness, and the strokes were ing lamp,' and soon seemed absorbed. He followed by tones superior to the sweetest had till now been the only object. Another music of my day." "Soon shared the eyes of the spectators. A * That was a repeater!"
" How, when I had the luxuries of the earth marked by the twiliglit, “ eighteen hundred at my command, I had nothing to tell the years have passed away since I was the glohour better than the clepsydra and the sun- ry of all beyond those mountains. Eighteen dial. But this must be incomparable from its hundred years have passed into the great facility of being carried about, from its suita- flood of eternity since I entered Rome in bleness to all hours, from its exactness. It triumph, and was honoured as the leading must be an admirable guide even to higher mind of the great intellectual empire of the knowledge. All depends upon the exactness world. But i knew nothing of those things. of time. It may assist navigation, astrono. I was a child to you, we were all children to my. What an invention ! whose was it? be the discoverers of those glorious potencies. must be more than man.”
But bas laly not been still the mistress of " He was a German ?"
mind ? She was then first of the first ; has she What, still a barbarian! I remember his not kept her superiority? Show me her nonation. I once saw an anxiliary legion of ble inventions." I must soon sink from the them marching towards Rome. They were earth—let me learn still to love my country." a bold and brave blue-eyed troop. The The listener started back; “Who, what whole city poured out to see those northern, are you?" "I am a spirit. I was Cicero. warriors, but we looked on them only as gal- Show me, by the love of a patriot, what lant savages. I have one more question, the Italy now sends out to enlighten mankind." most interesting of all. I saw you raise your The German looked embarrassed; but in hand, with a small truncheon in it; in a mo. a moment after he heard the sound of a ment something rushed out, that seemed a pipe and tabor. He pointed in silence to the portion of the fire of the clouds. Were they narrow street from which the interruption thunder and lightning that I saw Did they came. ragged figure tottered out with a come by your command ? Was that trun- barrel organ at his back, a frame of puppets cheon a talisman, and are you a mighty ma- in his hand, a hurdy.gurdy round his neck, gician? Was that truncheon a sceptre com- and a string of dancing dogs in his train, manding the elements ? Are you a god ? CICERO uttered but one sigh-" Is this Italy !"
The strange inquirer had drawn back gra- The German bowed his head. The showdually as his feelings rose. Curiosity was man began his cry—“Raree show, fine raree now solemn wonder, and he stood gazing show against the wall! Fine Madame Calaupward in an attitude that mingled awe with rina dance upon de ground. Who come for devotion. The German felt the sensation of de galantee show!" The organ struck up, a superior presence growing on himself as he the dogs danced, the Italian capered round looked on the fixed countenance of this mys- theni. CICERO raised his broad gaze to heaterious being. It was in that misty blending vên: “ These the men of my country--these of light and darkness which the moon leaves the orators the poets, the patriots of manas it sinks just before morn. There was a kind! What scorn and curse of providence single hue of pale grey in the East that touch- can have fallen upon them?" As he gazed, ed its visage with a chill light, the moon rest- tears suddenly suffused his eyes, the first suning broadly on the horizon was setting behind, beam struck across the spot where he stood, the figure seemed as if it was standing in the a purple mist rose around him, and he was orh. Its arms were lifted towards heaven, gone! and the light came through its drapery with the mild splendour of a vision. But the Ger. The Venetians, with one accord, started man, habituated to the vicissitudes of “perils from their seats, and rushed out of the hall. by food and field," shook off bis brief alarm. ' The Prince and his suite had previously arand proceeded calmly to explain the source ranged every thing for leaving the city, and of his miracle. He gave a slight detail of the they were beyond the Venetian territory by machinery of the pistol, and alluded to the sun-rise. Another night in Venice, and they history of gun-powder. "It must be a migh. would have been on their way to the other ty instrument in the hands of man for either world.
London Literary Gazette. good or ill," said the form. “How much it must change the nature of war! how much As early as the reign of Augustus but more it must influence the fates of nations! By particularly under the succeeding Emperors, whom was this wondrous secret revealed to a partiality for the Greek language and Greek the treaders upon the earth “A German." fashions was not less prevalent among the
The form seemed suddenly to enlarge, its Romans, than the partiality for the French feebleness of voice was gone, its attitude was language and French fashions is, at the preirresistably noble. Before it bad uttered a sent day, among the English. Two causes word, it looked as made to persuade and concurred to produce this effectma frequent command. Its outer robe had been flung intercourse between the respective countries, away; it now stood with an antique dress of and a love of novelty common to all manbrilliant white, gathered in many folds, and kirid. edged with a deep border of purple; a slight If the Romans had been content with wreath of laurel, dazzlingly green, was on adopting a few only of the more elegant arts its brow. It looked like the Genius of Elo- and fashions of the Greeks, no mark would quence. “Stranger," said it, pointing to the have sprung up against which the shafts of Appennines, which were then beginning to be the satirist could have been pointed; but
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their imitation of that refined and luxurious Plost a few hundreds last week at the people exceeded all bounds; it was conspi- Palais Royal. I don't play every night. On cuous in every department and transaction the whole I have been rather lucky-quelque of public and private life ; and seemed to chose in pocket, mais pas beaucoup. threaten the total abolition of Roman cus- "I was at the bal masqué given by toms and manners.
It was magnifique, en verité. There were Between ancient Rome and modern Bri- about sixty masques, and the different charactain how exact is the parallel in this respect. ters were supported avec tout l'esprit possible. With the conquerors of Attica, every thing in the course of the evening there was some was Greek ; with the conquerors of France, waltzing, and quadrilles. I wish you could every thing must be French.
have seen the company at supper. The coup It cannot have escaped persons of obser- d'ail was brilliant à l'extréme, and the tout vation, that in the higher orders of society, in entier was conducted with the greatest éclat. tbis country, the French mode is predomi- “ Believe me, mon cher H-, in daily es. pant in the dress, at the table, and in the so- pectation of seeing you, most truly, cial amusements. Among the women, the
" Your's, G. M. glittering silks of the continent have sup. "P.S. I had almost forgot to tell you bow planted the less showy, but not less elegant, gaiement we pass the Sunday here. You garments of our own looms; our tables are know what a stupid day it is (n'est il pas ?) in now covered with ragouts and fricassees, in England. C'est toute autre chose a Paris, en. stead of plain English dishes ; and reels and verité. The opera, cards, dancing, &c. &c. country-dances bave given way to waltzes &c."
European Magazine. and quadrilles.
Nor is it upon our manners alone that the From the European Magazine. evil spirit of Gallicism is exerting its intrigu
TIGER HUNT. ing influence. It is intriguing also to the An Account of a Tiger Hunt having appearcorruption of our language. In many circles ed in some of the newspapers, which is inthere is an affectation of using French phra- correctly stated, we beg to give an Extract ses on almost every topic of conversation; of Lieutenant Colnett's own letter to his and the following letter from an English relatives in London, dated the 8th Sept. gentleman at Paris to his friend in London, 1815, on the subject of his providential and may serve to show in what sort of jargon narrow escape from the jaws of that ferosome persons of fashion now write :
cious monster. You must come to us immediately, my Extract of a Letter from Lieul. Jumes Richard dear H: you must en verile. I have just Colnett, 11th Reg. Nat. Inf. dated Sectora been looking at a house on the Boulevards (Oude.) 8th Sept. 1815. that will suit you à merveille. Colonel G
İn the beginning of May, 1815, our army. who is gone to Swisserland, was the last from the hot winds and bad weather, became tenant It is bien meublée, and vraiement rai- so sickly that we were ordered into quarters. sonable. When Mrs. H-sees it, I am cer- On the 6th May we passed through a forest, tain she will exclaim c'est tres jolie and tout à and encamped on its skirts, near a small vilfait ce qu'il faut.
Jage, the head man of which came and en" Living is extremely agreeable here; it is treated us to destroy a large tiger, which had en verité. Amusement after amusement sans killed seven of his men, and was in the babit cesse. No time for ennui, mon cher H- of daily stealing his cattle, and bad that A mere list of the different speclacles would morning wounded his son. Another officer fill up a whole sheet of paper.
and myself agreed to attempt the destruction “What fools we English are, n'est-ce pas ? of this monster. We immediately ordered It is the French alone who understand ce que' seven elephants, and went in quest of the anic'est que de rivre. You have ten times the mal, whom we found sleeping under a bush ; agrémens at Paris that you have in London, the noise of the elephants awoke him, when en rerité ; and what is worth consideration he made a furious charge on us, and my elepour beaucoup moins d'argent.
phat received bim on her shoulder; the other Some of our booby-country-men find six elephants turned about, and ran off, notfault with the French cuisine. Pour moi, l withstanding the exertions of their riders
, Jike it much better than the English cookery. and left me in the above situation : i had 'The latter is too insipid; but there's some seen many tigers, and been at the killing of gout in the French dishes. Non, non, I shall them, but never so large a one as this : the never like plain roast and boiled again, en elephant shook the tiger off: I then fired two verité.
balls, and the tiger fell; but again recovering "I dine most days at a table d'hôte, where himself, made a spring at me, and fell short, there are as many English as French ; but I but seized the elephant by her hind legi always mancurre to sit next to a Frenchman, then receiving a kick from her, and another to hear his conversation and to be au fail of ball from me, he let go bis bold, and fell a all that is going on in the capital. The French second time; thinking he was by this disaare very communicative, en vcrilé, and one
bled, I very unfortunately dismounted, with can't be surprised that they complain of our a pair of pistols, intending to put an end to countrymen, as being trop serrés, trop ré: his existence; when the monster, who was tenus.
only couching to take another spring, made " You will be sorry to hear that our friend it at that moment, and caught me in his