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Paris open every night, and every three months clothing, consisting night crowded. The Boulevardes of calves-skin bleacbed, and a are full of coffee-houses, such as stock of biscuit for food. As to have been described as belonging drink, tbey bave only sea water, to the Palais Royal. At several of which they sometimes soften witb these petite plays are performed :- milk. They are often obliged to there are also public dancing 'drag their hoats over the ice, and rooms, public gardens, and exhi. frequently to cut a passage through bitions without number. The peo. it. "Where most gaine is expected, ple increase this enormous amount they erect buts. It is very diffiof amusement for themselves; in cult to surprise the sea calves when all the public walks in fine wea. they lie under large pieces of ice, ther, they are to he seen dancing because the instrument used to kill in parties.
The waltz is the pre- them, can scarcely reach their nosdominating figure, and the women trils, the part of them soonest afof Paris of all ranks, grisettes as fected, and which, once wounded, well as Duchesses, delight in it to kills them presently. The hunters madness, and exercise it with skill are sometimes obliged to remaia
whole days upon the ice; they then
creep on their bellies and strike THE MANNER OF HUNTING SEA with their feet, as the sea calves CALVES IN OSTRO BOTHNIA. do, in order to draw them out.
When the bunters get bold of a A Recent Memoir of the Royal young calf
at the mouth of any of Academy of Sciences at Stock- the holes, they fix it on a threeholm, states, that Ostro or Eastern pronged fork, and thrust it into Bothnia, furnisbes two species of the water; the mother, who is tot sea calves, which the inbabitants far off, runs to its assistance, and distinguish into grey and red. in trying to disengage it, often These two sorts are different in spikes herself, and dies. They give colour, site, and shape, particu- over hunting the grey sort at the larly in the nose and fore feet.- end of March, and then begin The grey couple in summier, and shooting the red sort. The chace then only in fair weather ; tbe fe- of these animals is so dangerous, male. only brings torth one at a that fifteen boats from one village time, which she puts under the ice have been known to he lost at once. and feeds it. She makes a great Tbe chase is sometimes carried on opening for the conveniency of upon the coast, and then it does consing out, and also bores several not last above three days. Jo sumlittle holes, for breathing holes.- mer these calves retire to the clefts Towards the end of March, these of rocks, and then they may be calves shift their skins by rubbing taken in nets. The skin of the themselves against the ice, and sea calf is convertible into clothes then retire with their little ones and shoes, and the foot produces towards the Baltic. In winter the oil. They feed chiefly on the inhabitants hunt, and in suipmer spawn of herring, and other fish.oot, or take them in nets.
The Finlanders baving little else to About the oth of February do in the winter season, generally every year, the inhabitants of seve- give themselves up entirely to budt. ral villages meet, furnished with ing these creatures.
BATTLE THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
BATTLE BETWEEN SHELTON 6. The farmer made a smart AND A SUFFOLK FARMER. rally, and planted one or two of his
blows, if such they might be termMOULSEY-HURST, the spot ed, but be was knocked down
where many a pugilistic liero again; and in the three following has distinguished himself, was un rounds he was hit about at bis adTuesday, the 27th of this month, versary's pleasure, and at the comthe seat of milling attraction be- mencement of the gth round, when tween Shelton, the navigator (who bis second was equipping him for stamped his fame in the battle with the set-to, he threw up his hat, and H. Harmer), and the Suffolk far- said he did not think it worth mer, a candidate for the boxing while to fight any niore. He was list, gifted with strength and weight completely blind, and his adversary far superior to his antagonist, who was not only free from a scratched had the same advantage in science. face, but he did not receive a blow At half-past one o'clock the comba- which be felt inconvenience from, tants set-to for a subscription purse The combat lasted sixteen minutes of twenty-five guineas. Seconds, and a half. Harmer and Oliver for Shelton, A second battle was fought beand Richmond and Painter for the tween Gatsey, a Jew of note, and Farmer. Betting 2 to 1 on Shel. Walton, a Twickenham yomb.-ton.
This was a good fight, which lastRound 1. The Countryman madeed forty-five minutes. play in a straight line, though in an awkward style, and he planted
BETTINGS. a sligbt hit, awkwardly delivered. A sort of rumbling rally followed, and the Farmer went down, partly BETTINGS on the next St. Lewith a hit on the eye and with
ger Stakes at Doncaster. ever-reaching at a false bit.—5 to 2
4 to 1 agst Filho da Pata, and 3 to 1 on Shelton.
9 to 1 agst Agapanthus. 2. Shelton shewed himself off
10 to 1 agst Bellingliam. upon the head of his adversary,
12 to 1 agst Fulford. who rushed forward without the
12 to 1 agst Little Thomas, by
Sir David. least judgment, and he was hit down.—4 to 1 on Shelton.
15 to 1 agst Lord Fitzwilliam's 3. Shelton hit his adversary
c. by Frolic. about at his own pleasure, and at
15 to 1 agst White Cockade,
brother to Windle.
by good right-banded blow. The 500 to 30 agst Mr. Browne's colt, claret few, and the Countryman
by Sir Davil, shook his head as though he did not like these Chancery suits.
DOG AND BADGER. 4. The Countryman seemed lost, and down be went again. The OUR readers will bere recognise poundage.
an Etching by that ahle artist, 5. The Farmer ran after his Howitt, whose productions have so man, who received him with a often ornamented our work.--An steady left hand, and down he historical description of the plate is came again.
unnecessary. VOL. XLVI.-No. 273.
FEAST OF WIT.
A GENTLEMAN in Dublin, A King sometimes mounts, some
some time ago, had in his ser- times goes down hillso does a vice an bonest Hibernian, named Postilion. Barney. He complained one day A King (of Great Britain, for to bis master of illness, and one example,) is obliged to receive Adserved that a professional gentle- dresses from the Livery—so is a man had recommended bim to take Postilion. red wine and bark, but lamented A King rarely moves without an his inability to purchase so expen- Equipage--neither does a Postilion. sive a medicine. The gentleman The state of a King closely apheing of a generons disposition, ex- 'proaches the Imperial-so does that horter Barney not to make him- of a Postilion. self uneasy :
“ Here honey, take The Executive Authority is vestthis,” he exclaimed, banding over ed in a King-so is it in a Posto him a bottle of wine ; 66 and tilion. when that is gone, come to me for Much of a King's happiness deanother."- Barney bowed, and re- penils on the proper allotment of tired; but scarcely had be left the Posts—so does, that of a Postilion. room, ere his master was surprised A King is constantly occupied ' with a loud and repeated noise, si- in reining-so is a Postilion. milar to that of a dog ; he rang In fine, Kings are 'sometimes the bell and enquired the cause ;
overthrown--0, ALAS! ARE Posa when Barney told him he had merely been taking a little of the wine, and, following the doctor's prescription, lad been barking af
OF JESSAMINE IN HER BOSOM. terwards.
Thrice, cruel Nymph! to shew superior
power, Parallel between a King and a
And shame the whiteness of the fairest Postilion.—A King takes prece. And then, to bring its sweets in sad dis
flower! dence of all those with whom he
grace, associatesso does a Postilion. You place the blossoms in a sweeter place.
Much depends upon a King's being firmly established on his seat TO THE EDITOR.-Sir--Passing so does it with a Postilion.
through St. James's-street the other The renown of a King spreads morning, I was struck with the from Pole to Pole-so does that of following lines“ in golden leta Postilion.
a Shoemaker's Shop. A King's power is not confined Had I seen sucb a beautiful specito land, but stretches over the main men of poetry in .“ St. Giles's," so does the power of a Postilion. or in a country village, it would
A King appoints or rejects may’rs not have astonished me, but that so does a Postilion.
it should be in “ St. James's," and
ON A LADY PUTTING THE BLOSSOMS