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with which he long awaited that change in the judgments of his countrymen which has, with a slow justice, acknowledged him to be the great poet of this century; and which will gradually but surely place him so high among the great poets of the world, appear to us to afford a remarkable similarity and parallel between him and his great master Milton, in whose words we shall conclude our remarks, applying them-as we are convinced he himself might have applied them, to the description of a poet, little inferior to himself,
(") «Lastly, whatsoever in religion is holy and sublime, in virtue amiable or grave, whatsoever hath passion or admiration in all the changes of that which is called fortune from without, or the wily subtleties and refluxes of man's thoughts from within; all these things, with a solid and treatable smoothness to paint out and describe, teaching over the whole book of sanctity and virtue, through all the instances of example, with such delight to those especially of soft and delicious temper, who will not so much as look upon truth herself, unless they see her elegantly dressed ; that whereas the paths of honesty and good life appear now rugged and difficult, though they be indeed easy and pleasant, they will then appear to all men both easy and pleasant, though they were rugged and difficult indeed.
SUB-MARINE DAINTIES.--A wooden box, marked Conserve Artichena de Citron, Marseilles," and containing twelve tin cases, has very lately been brought on shore from the wreck of the Royal George. ' The canisters were air-tight, and closely filled with boiled French beans, neither vinegar nor spice was to be detected. A dish of these curious vegetables on being dressed was pronounced excellent, and, although at least fifty-seven years old, was nearly as tender and full of flavour as though it had been just purchased in Covent Garden Market.
(Atlas.) THAMES TUNNEL.--The contract for the erection of the circular staircases for foot-passengers, and also the carriage-ways, has been taken, and will be commenced forthwith. The labours of Sir J. Brunel, as regards the tunnel itself, are completed ; the key-brick of the last arch on the Middlesex side was inserted by the King of Prussia, during his Majesty's visit, and the workmen have for the last month passed under the river from Rotherhithe to Wapping, and vice verså , as well as many visitors, by special orders from the directors and secretary, without the least inconvenience ; but it is shortly intended to close the tunnel for a few weeks, to prevent any interruptions to the operations of the workmen while forming the circular staircases, and about the second or third week in April the Thames Tunnel will be finally opened to the public, who will be enabled to pass from one side of the river to the other on payment of a small toll, which has not yet been fixed. The shield has been removed in compartments, and is now lying on the wharf adjoining the shaft on the Middlesex side. About 3,000 passengers cross the ferry daily, between Wapping and Rotherhithe, in the small boats, and the number of persons who will avail themselves of the new line of communication under water, when the tunnel is opened, will probably be trebled. The arches appear to be. remarkably dry ; and now both ends of the tunnel are opened, and the workmen are enabled to enter both shafts, the ventilation has been greatly improved, and the comforts of the visitors, who were formerly inconvenienced by the confined atmosphere of the place, much increased. (HERALD)
WEALTH OF THE LATE DUKE OF CLEVELAND. — It is said that by the late Duke of Cleveland's death, his eldest son, the present Duke, succeeds to L80,000 a year. Lord William Poulett has a legacy of L560,000, and Lord Harry another of L440,000. There is a legacy of L200,000 to a grandson; the Dowager Duchess has the Yorkshire estate, the house in Grosvenor Square, and an immense amount of plate, jewellery, and furniture.' A large portion of the unentailed estates in Durham goes to one of his daughters. His grace, it is said, had L1,250,000 in the Three and a Half per Cent Consols, besides plate and jewellery to the value of a million sterling.
(COURIER.) Tue Dear DEPARTED.-Two widowers were once condoling together, on the recent bereavement of their wives, when one of them exclaimed, with a sigh, Well may I bewail my loss, for I had so few differences with the dear deceased, that the last day of my marriage was as happy as the first. — There I surpass you," said his friend, for the last day of mine was happier.
Death FROM THE EXTRACTION OF A Tooth.--A few days ago a young man in Edinburgh having had occasion to have one of his teeth drawn, went to a dentist for that purpose. On the operation being performed, a violent hemorrhage immediately took place, which it was found impossible to stanch, and the young man actually bled to death. Cases of this kind,
we are informed, are by no means unexampled. and persons of a hemorrhagic tendency ought to be peculiarly careful of having recourse to the extraction of their teeth. (GLOBE.)
In England, observes the Presse, the annual expense of each soldier upon an average is 540 fr., consequently the number is but few. In France the expense is 340 fr., in Austria 240 fr., in Prussia 212 fr., and in Russia 120 fr.
UNHANDSOME Assault.–At the Thames Police Court, on Thursday, Mr. Ballantine committed the wife of a man with wooden leg, who had screwed off the temporary limb, and broke her husband's head with it.
(Atlas.) A merchant advertised lately for a clerk " accustomed to confinement.. He received an answer from a person who had been seven years in jail !
(Argus.) NORTHCOTE.—This artist, who thought it much easier for a man to be his superior than his equal, being once asked by Sir William Knighton what he thought of the Prince Regent, replied, "I am not acquainted with him. ---, Why, his Royal Highness says he knows you. -- Know me! Pooh! that's only his brag.»
ELECTRICAL Clocks. - In front of the Royal Polytechnic Institution there is a clock of Jarge size, going by the action of voltaic electricity, the dial plate of which is illuminated at night for the convenience of the public. We believe this is the first street clock of the kind ever established, and its erection may be therefore looked upon as something both good and new in the world of science. For the purpose of keeping correct time simultaneously in a multitude of such clocks, the inventor proposes to fix a « regulator, in a central position, which is there to receive from a galvanic battery a continuous stream of electricity to be dispersed by itself, through the agency of an electro-magnet, to any number of time-pieces with which it might be placed in electrical communication, all of which would consequently keep time with one another, and with the controlling regulator. The Polytechnic clock has been going ever since Christmas-eve ; and Mr. Bain, the inventor of the electrical clocks, avers that it will never require attention as long as the regulator · is kept in motion, and the galvanic battery is supplied with its necessary elements.
Rules FOR WALKING IN FROSTY WEATHER. 1. Take short, quick steps at all times, and in all situations. 2. If descending any inclined road, take care to put down the toe first. 3. If ascending, plant the heel firmly. 4. In all cases, keep the body in rather a stooping position, with the knee joints playing loosely. If you attempt the stately, ten to one but you measure your length upon the ground. Better to toddle awkwardly home, than be carried on a shutter, with a leg or arm broken.-R. A. B.
New Locomotive.-A mechanician named Magdinger, residing at Neubourg, on the Danube, has constructed a carriage on three wheels, which, by effect of some internal mechanism, was impelled at the rate of four leagues an hour. A child may set the machine in motion, and the inventor is at present constructing a machine on a larger scale, which he expects will render the construction of railroads no longer necessary.
(AUGSBURG GAZETTE.) EXCEPTION.—How many fools, including yourself, » inquired a collegian of his comrade, « went to the lecture on Phreno
The person addressed, instead of answering, took the term in high dudgeon.- Well, then, resumed his friend; how many fools were there without reckoning yourself?.
PERMITTED TO BE PRINTED,
St. Petersburg, April 1st, 1842.
P. KORSAKOFF, CENSOR.
Printed at the Ofice of the « Journal de St Petersbourg.»