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building under the eaves of our house. We love person aged 30 (next birth-day) may secure their tribe dearly, and always encourage them. £1,000 at his death by the annual payment of The consequence is, that they share our hos- | £34 16s. 8d. during the whole period of life, pitality regularly, year after year. One pair with liberty to proceed to all parts of the world, always build in a shed at the rear of the house ; without invalidating the Policy, or being reand last year, we had a nest constructed at a quired to pay any additional premium." Of very slight elevation from the ground. The course you must be careful to keep up your little heads of the inmates did look so pretty, as annual payment. We recommend your applying they were raised up to receive the food brought in to the Managing Director, Mr. Peter Morrison, by their parents! A few days since, I removed for a prospectus. It will now come "free" by post.] the old nest; so that all now is ready for their reception. It is the practice of most young birds, 1 Black Fowls with Red Feathers. It is not unI believe, not to return to the nest after they have common for Spanish, Polands, or any other black once quitted it. [You are quite right, Malle.] fowl, to throw a few red feathers. I have seen it Last year, however, our young swallows, after so often, I dare not say it is a sign of impurityhaving been in flight all day, carefully ensconced nor do I think it is hereditary. These deviations themselves at night in the family cradle. They are equally common in other breeds, but as an were packed in as neatly as ever; and nobody entire color is not so essential, they are not noticed. would have supposed they had ever been abroad. Last year I had a Spanish hen moulted quite How beautiful they looked! and how happy! white; this year a cock of the same breed moulted This continued for some days. I could furnish with an accurately-defined red stripe, down each you with endless anecdotes of our little families, wing. I should be very sorry to destroy a bird for with whom we live in perfect happiness; but this a few red feathers. I believe there are no Polands will suffice for the present. Every day is adding with pure white tops.-J. BAILY, Mount Street. to our company. Our summer visitors are dropping in with all the familiarity of old friends. It The Swallow in Switzerland. In the last number is refreshing to see that they come to us with all but one of our JOURNAL, your amiable corresthe confidence of a grateful heart. They are not pondent—"Forestiera," has given a delightful like the cold-hearted world, unmindful of a kind- anecdote of swallows and their singular domicile ness rendered; but bear in mind, from year to in the East, singularly but faithfully illustrating year, the friends who have made them welcome their affectionate confidence in mankind. I canat their table, and protected them lovingly during not refrain from bringing under your notice very their visit to a foreign land.--HEARTSEASE, similar facts regarding the swallow, which occurred Hants, April 18.
to myself every year in Switzerland ; and which I [The pair of robins we alluded to last month, think shews the same confidence in mankind as being so remarkably tame, have been “sitting" which “ Forestiera" has so charmingly described. on seven eggs. These eggs have recently realised in the house that I occupied at Cour, near Lauseven very pretty little infant robins. We have sanne, was a very long gallery with seven windows, been permitted to view them, although not to touch which shut by open-worked shutters, or, as the them. Indeed, this last would have been a breach French call them, jalousies. The windows themof trust perfectly indefensible. The "happy family” selves are moveable, and fixed up in the winter; are thriving wonderfully. Very funny do they look, but removed in the spring and summer. Here, in packed in so closely! And as for their powers of di- the spring, I used to keep my caterpillars; and gestion, they are fully equal to those of a London the feeding and arranging these would occupy alderman. To see what is lugged in by the nearly two hours every morning, generally from parents daily, and swallowed by their children-as five till seven. Here there were five swallows' a matter of course, puzzles us exceedingly. Just nests, and all the time I was feeding my caterpilas these remarks meet the public eye, the nest, we lars, the swallows would come in and out as freely expect, will be empty. It is now (April 25) full, as if nobody was there. Some were building or almost to an overflow. We should add, that the repairing their nests ; some bringing food to parents before taking in the worms, &c., tap at the a nest full of little, twittering, gaping bills; some window with their bills every now and then, with bringing insects to their faithful mate, who was a view to direct attention to their movements. sitting on her complement of pretty eggs. Now Saucy, happy, innocent, confiding rogues are although I was moving about, and often the old they!)
gardener, and six or seven young ones were
scrambling about the gallery-aye, and even old Life Assurance. I am anxious, Mr. Editor, to "FINO" too, the swallows cared not for us, “ assure my life" before I leave this country. I unless it was occasionally to perch for a minute purpose being absent two years. I am in my on our shoulder. Then would they dart through thirtieth year, and should like to assure for the window after more food ; twittering away after £1,000. Can you tell me what this would cost; and their peculiar manner, as happy as birds could be. if the “ Policy" will permit my leaving Eng. The swallows seemed to welcome me as much as land ?-E. W., Chard.
I did them.-BOMBYX ATLAS. (We are fortunately in possession of the Tables of the “National Assurance Investment | Horo to color Oil, Red, or Reddish Brown.Association," 7, St. Martin's Place, Charing Referring to “ Violet's" inquiry (ante p. 180), Oil Cross. In this we find chapter and verse given may be colored a very deep red by alkanet-root cut on the subject of your inquiry; and it is plain small, immersed in the oil, and the whole placed in that you may quit the country of England. In the sun's heat. A reddish brown, by the aid of table No. 7, we observe the following :-"A Spanish arnatto. This requires a stronger heat. I am not aware of any vegetable substance which but as soon as he discovered that it was his duty will color oil black, or I would with much pleasure to do so, and that it obliged me, I can never forget inform the fair “ Violet” of it.-ZIG-ZAG.
with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his
different evolutions, and when once I made him Skeleton Leaves.-There are various modes of understand a direction, he never forgot or mistook procuring skeleton leaves, but the following plan it.”—“ One night" (says Mr. Youatt)“ a large I have hitherto found attended with the least dis- flock of lambs, that were under the Ettrick Shepappointment. July is the best month to select herd's care, frightened by something, scampered leaves for the purpose. Care must be taken that away in three different directions across the hills, they are not bruised, or otherwise injured. A in spite of all that he could do to keep them togesmall piece of the stalk of the tree should be at ther." " Sirrah" said the shepherd "" they're a' tached to each leaf. They should then be placed awa !" It was too dark for the dog and his masin an earthenware vessel, and covered with ter to see each other at any considerable distance; | soft water, and exposed to the air and the heat of but“Sirrah" understood him, and set off after the the sun; and as the water evaporates more must fugitives. The night passed on, and Hogg and be supplied. From one month to two months is his assistant traversed every neighboring bill in the time usually required for the leaves to become anxious but fruitless search for the lambs, but he in such a state as to allow the membranes to be could hear nothing of them nor of the dog, and
he was returning to his master with the doleful & plate with clean water, enough to cover them. | intelligence that he had lost all his lambs. “On Then, with a fine needle, commence with the leaf our way home, however," says he, "we discostalk, and proceed till all the outer membrane is vered a lot of lambs at the bottom of a deep removed from each side of the leaf. Great care ravine, called the Flesh Cleuch, and the indefamust be used when separating the membrane from tigable 'Sirrah' standing in front of them, lookthe middle rib. The green substance can then be ing round for some relief, but still true to his gently cleared away by using a camel-hair brush. charge ; and we concluded that it was one of the Sometimes it is necessary to leave them in water divisions which ‘Sirrah' had been unable to for a few days, before all the green can be removed; manage, till he came to that commanding situaand in this case the water should be clean, and tion. But what was our astonishment, when we fresh every morning. I have generally found it discovered that not one lamb of the flock was desirable to well wash each skeleton with yellow missing! How he had got all the divisions colsoap and a little soda, to make them white. This lected in the dark is beyond my comprehension. seldom fails; but whenever, it does, a little The charge was left entirely to himself from midchloride of lime added to fresh water, will effect night until the rising sun; and if all the shepthe purpose. Time and patience are required to herds in the forest had been there to have asget perfect skeletong, but the great beauty of each sisted him, they could not have effected it with specimen amply rewards any who may be disposed greater promptitude All I can say is, that I to prepare them for themselves.-Puss.
never felt so grateful to any creature under the
| sun, as I did to my honest Sirrah' that mornProper Food for the Tortoise. Your Correg. ing."-ZIG-ZAG. pondent, J. J., who inquires at page 183 what food Tortoises like best, is informed that the fol- The Nightingale.-Can you tell me what places lowing are regarded by them as luxuries :--leaves in England the nightingale does not visit; and of the Dandelion, Sowthistle, and Lettuce. There also give me some particulars of his song, and was one domesticated in our family, who ate with general habits ? I have heard the question of his much gusto petals of the Rose and Gum-cistus ; exclusiveness much debated, and wish to know also heads of Clover, Daisies, and Dandelion. They what are the facts of the case. Jane T., Richrequire a little water in very dry weather; and mond, Surrey. some of the tribe show an affection for bread and [The Nightingale does not visit our northern milk. Their appetites slumber till June. They counties--Yorkshire alone excepted. It is supposed then make up for lost time.-BLUE-BELL. that the soil of that country suits his fancy. He
is, we believe, never heard in Devonshire and The Highland Colley.-Mr. James Hogg, the Cornwall, nor in North Wales. Ireland and Ettrick Shepherd, thus writes in a letter to the Scotland, too, he holds in supreme contempt. In Editor of " Blackrood's Magazine:"__"My Dog Middlesex, and the Isle of Wight, he holds his
Sirrah' was beyond all comparison the best dog court both by day and night. As we have written I ever saw. He had a somewhat surly and un- so very much about this king of birds in our First social temper, disdaining all flattery and refusing and Second Volumes,-to them we must refer to be caressed, -but his attention to my com- you for further particulars.] mands and interest will never again be equalled by any of the canine race. When I first saw him, á Longevity of the Hive-Bee.-It may interest drover was leading him by a rope. He was both some of your Apiarian readers to learn, that three lean and hungry, and far from being a beautiful Essays have been forwarded to the Entomological animal, for he was almost black; and had a grim Society for competition for the prize of five guineas, face, striped with dark brown. I thought I offered by the society last year for the best Essay on perceived a sort of sullen intelligence in his the longevity of the three kinds of individuals of the countenance, notwithstanding bis dejected hive-bee, with especial reference to the practical and forlorn appearance, and I bought him. He results of the question on the relative advantages was scarcely a year old, and knew so little of herd- of retaining stocks or swarms. These Essays bave ing that he had never turned a sheep in bis life ; l been referred to a committee, who have unani
mously considered the essay by Mr. Desborough, ova sent me from Derbyshire, which was spawned of Stamford, as most worthy of the prize, which on Christmas-day ; most of them I put into my has accordingly been awarded to him. The Essay boxes, but some I kept in the house in a small tin is now in course of being printed in the Society's vessel, into which water supplied from a tank on "Transactions, but it is understood that a the house-top, and consequently at a low temperalimited number of separate copies will be printed ture, was kept constantly dripping. I have obfor sale.-Q.
served that this spawn has been very irregular in
the time of its ħatching; some of it coming to Public Park and Botanic Garden at Southamp maturity in about 70 days, and one egg not till ton.-I am very happy to tell you, Mr. Editor, the 80th day, and that at the moment I was that the important port of Southampton is about examining it with a microscope, under which the to enjoy the advantages of a public park and little creature is a splendid object exhibiting to botanic garden. A large piece of waste ground perfection the circulation of the blood in a marin the centre of the town, which has long been vellous manner. With regard to the wish exlying idle, is to be devoted to this purpose.- pressed in the couclusion of "T. G.'s" letter, HEARTSEASE, Hants.
that a hybrid between the salmon and trout
should be attempted in the Wandle, I am afraid Wishes. Every man has a right to "wish,” | that as the above-named river is merely a sucMr. Editor. You wish—he wishes-we wish. As cession of mill-dams, having no unbroken commufor me, had I my wish, —
nication with either the sea or a large river, a A little airy sprite I'd be,
hybrid possessing any of the distinguishing A being of mirth and jollity,
marks of the salmon could not be expected to A laughing little merry fay,
thrive in it.-S. G., Carshalton. I'd revel all my time away.
More "Causes" of Insanity.-The total numClad in sunbeams' luscious light,
ber of brewers in the United Kingdom is 2,678; Glittering in radiance bright,
of victuallers, 89,963 ; of persons licensed to sell Endowed with a magician's might,
beer to be drunk on the premises, 39,378 ; not to I would I were an airy sprite!
be drunk on the premises, 3,348; 26,564 vicWith joyous heart and open hand,
tuallers, also 13,813 persons licensed to sell beer Pure goodness for my magic wand,
(to be drunk on the premises), and 1,014 (not to O'er the strand,
be drunk on the premises) brew their own beer. 'Cross the sand, I'd flee
The total quantity of malt consumed in the United
Kingdom by brewers, was 21,540,058 bushels ; And see
by victuallers, 7, 720,128 bushels; and by persons O'er every land!
licensed to sell beer (to be drunk on the premises), All evil I would change to good,
3,378,165 bushels; not to be drunk on the proAffection plant where malice stood;
mises, 391,457 bushels.-E. W. All care-worn want, too, I'd destroy,
[When we reflect how much poison, in the form And misery I'd turn to joy.
of drugs, vitriol, etc., is to be added to this beer Where lovers breathe
when made, we can only express the wish-not My form I'd wreathe,
hope, that the drinkers' constitutions may prove And each fond thought direct.
an antidote to the poison imbibed. We hate the The mother's joy,
name of beer, and the smell of beer.] Her smiling boy, My fostering care, too, should protect
The Trees of Oregon.-A fir-tree, standing on For true to my mission endowed from above, the farm of Judge Strong, at Cathlamette, twentyI'd live in each heart a pure Spirit of Love! five miles above Astoria, on the Columbia river,
J. BARKER. is of the following dimensions : diameter, five feet
above the ground, where it is round and sizeable, Trout introduced into New Zealand.-I re- 10 feet; height to the first limb, 112 feet; height gret that I cannot give “T. G.” (see p. 179) any of the tree, 242 feet, “The trunk,” says a writer detailed account of the transit of the spawn from in the Philadelphia Horticulturist, “is perfectly England to New Zealand. I have merely heard straight, diminishes very gradually, and the whole from the brother of the gentleman who took tree is beautiful; yet in this respect not singular, them out, that the fish, or many of them, had for our forests are composed of trees lofty, straight, arrived; and so far, the plan pursued had and beautiful. A spruce tree, standing on the proved successful. Last season, however, some bottom lands of Lewis and Clark's river, twelve trout spawn obtained from me was sent, together miles from Astoria, measured accurately with with some salmon spawn, in a vessel bound for the tape five feet above the ground, is 39 feet Australia. It was placed in gravel in large iron in circumference. The place of measuring is above tanks; a supply of water from the Wandle being the swell of the roots. The trunk is round, and also provided for the necessary change. The with a regular and slight diminution runs up ova came to maturity some days before the usual straight and lofty. We did not ascertain its time, on the arrival of the vessel under the tro- height. Nor is it " alone in its glory," but in a pics. The result of my own experience is, that forest of spruce, cedar, and fir, some of the trees about 42 days is the time required from the of nearly and perhaps quite equal size. General spawning, but this varies according to season, John Adair, of Astoria, informe me that about temperature, and other causes, for which I cannot three years ago he bought a hundred thousand account ; as for instance, this year I had some shingles, all made from one cedar tree, for which
he gave fifteen hundred dollars in gold. The work within. She is quite ready to converse, and forest trees of Oregon are remarkable for their promptly responds, with a confidence that manifests straightness, loftiness, and very gradual diminu- intelligence, and not dogmatism, to every inquiry, tion in size. They are destitute of large branches, and all objections. The terrible facts of American and have comparatively little foliage. Two hun slavery she has at her fingers' ends, and, with dred feet in length of saw-logs have been cut from facile readiness, she marshals them to the entire a tree, the smallest end being 16 inches in dia- destruction of the clever sophisms which the meter. Lewis and Clark “measured a fallen tree apologists of slavery know so well how to weave; of that species (fir), and found that, including the and yet the feeling always in the ascendant, with stump of about six feet it was 318 feet in length, regard to the slave-holder, is that of pity and though its diameter was only three feet."- commiseration. She holds the scales with an even Philip T.
band, and no indignation at the atrocities of [A gentleman in the Oregon Territory, writing slavery leads her to forget that to have been born to the Philadelphia Horticulturist, says :-“ One | amid slave institutions is a dire calamity to the of our citizens has received an order from London “owner" and the owned. The same simple,
o cut one of our tall trees into segments, and genuine naturalness, that gave such power to her ship it to that city, there to be erected to adorn book, belongs, in an eminent degree, to the chathe Crystal Palace at Sydenham. It will be racter of the author, and will confirm the golden done. Those persons therefore who desire it, will opinions which her pen has already won for her be able to examine an Oregon forest tree, with wherever she goes. No amount of unexpected its top pointing up among the clouds that envelope fame will lead such a woman to look with a less the metropolis of England."]
I pure and single eye to the righteous object of her
| labors—the emancipation of 3,000,000 of human Increase of Post-Office Business. The labors beings now held as chattels in the southern states of the Post-Office now, and in 1829, are scarcely of America. Knowing, Mr. Editor, in what high comparable. In 1840 it was said, with an ex- honor you hold this inestimable lady, I send you pression of wondering surprise, that 40,000 letters the above, as being worthy a place in our OWN left London daily--and the entire number passing JOURNAL.-Sarah N., Liverpool. through the office amounted to 76,000,000 an- [Thanks. The same thirty portraits, or copies nually. The next year, at the reduced rate, of them, are now disgracing our London shopthey were more than doubled; and every year windows. It is really too bad so to libel the the increase has risen higher and higher. During intelligent face of this angel of mercy. We have the last six years the average increase amounts elsewhere paid her our meed of praise and lamented to no less than 260,000 letters and 14,000 news that, amongst our own countrywi men, no such papers daily. It is estimated that the number Good Samaritan exists. We repeat it, there are of letters which will pass through the General scenes of slavery to be met with among our white Post-Office in the present year, will be about population, quite as deplorable as those related of 95,000,000—the newspapers nearly 2,000,000 America. Yet is there no fair champion to be over and above the numbers which passed found to fight their battle, or plead their cause. through it in 1846, though the reduced postage The moment, however, any foreign grievance is law had then been in operation for some years. announced, all our ladies (we believe 660,000 of The Report of the Post-office of the United States them signed the “Monster Petition") are up “in for twelve months ending the 30th of June, arms, and eager for the fray.” This is sad, -a 1852, shows that the number of letters that passed national evil, and a national disgrace. Let it be through the American post-offices during the speedily amended !] year was under 96,000,000, or less than a quarter of the number transmitted in this kingdom ; but Cruelty to Animals.-Cruelty to dumb animals it is worthy of notice that 88,710,490 newspapers is one of the distinguishing vices of the lowest and other packages of printed matter were and basest of the people. Wherever it is found, it charged with postage during the year; and that, is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; an in addition, 27,073,548 passed free.--LECTOR. intrinsic mark, which all the external advantages
of wealth, splendor, and nobility cannot obliterate, Portraits of Mrs. Harriet Beecher Store. It will consist neither with true learning nor true There are, Mr. Editor, some thirty portraits ex- civility; and religion disclaims and detests it as hibiting in one shop-window, purporting to be an insult upon the majesty and the goodness of “correct likenesses" of Mrs. Harriet Beecher God, who, having made the instincts of brute Stowe. Yet are they all different, and no two beasts minister to the improvement of the mind, alike! Speaking on this subject, the Editor of as well as to the convenience of the body, hath the Liverpool Mercury says: "All the portraits furnished us with a motive to mercy and compasof Mrs. Stowe which are exhibited in the shop. sion towards them very strong and powerful, but windows are little better than caricatures. In- too refined to have any influence on the illiterate stead of the hard, frigid look which they bear, or irreligious.--JONES, of Nayland. her countenance wears a soft and gentle expression, quite in accordance with her affable and pleasing The Road and the Rail.-Mr. Robert Weale, manners. When in repose, her face is of a quiet, Inspector of Poor Laws, has pablished a stateobservant, thoughtful character; but, in con ment showing the cost of railway travelling as versation, especially on the subject with which compared with travelling by private conveyance, her name is now, and will for ever be identified, coach, etc., from which it appears that from those soft blue eyes light up with brilliant anima- August, 1835, to Dec., 1852, he travelled over tion, betokening the strong emotional feelings at / 88,298 miles by the latter mode, at a cost of hung
£7,176 1s. id., or 18. 71d. per mile; the time or by the Overland Mail, via Southampton and occupied in travelling being 3 years, 27 weeks, Singapore, at the following reduced rates of postand 5 days. Between the same dates he tra- age, viz.-For each packet not exceeding 1 lb. in velled 90,932 miles by rail, at a cost of weight, 6d. ; ditto exceeding 1 lb. and not exceed£1,091 5s. 9d., or only 23d. per mile ; and the ing 1 lb., 1s. ; ditto ditto 1 lb. and not exceedling time occupied in the journeys was 1 year, 232 lbs., 2 s.; ditto ditto 2 lbs. and not exceeding 3 lbs., weeks, and 4 days. If the whole distance 3s.; beyond which no packet can be sent. Procould have been travelled by railway, the vided, however, that the following conditions be cost of travelling would have amounted to carefully observed :- 1. Every such packet must £2,151 18s. 11d.; had it all been accomplished be sent without a cover, or in a cover open at the by private conveyance, the cost would have been ends or sides. 2. It must contain a single volume £14,566 3s. 4d.
only (whether printed book, magazine, review, or
pamphlet), the several sheets, or parts thereof, A Song for May-Day.--The subjoined, Mr. I when there are more than one, being seved or Editor, will please many. Please insert it.-A. F. bound together. 3. It must not exceed two feet AIR.-A May-Day morning early.
in length, breadth, width, or depth. 4. It must
not exceed three pounds in weight. 5. It must With reticule, or with milking can,
have no writing or marks upon the cover, or its Each maid now goes forth early ;
contents, except the name and address of the perAnd if she but meets with a smart young man, son to whom it may be sent. 6. The postage must Who vows that he loves her dearly,
be pre-paid in full, by affixing outside the packet, She makes him a curtsey-he makes her a bow, or its cover, the proper number of stamps. If any There's dew on her lip, and a blush on her brow, of the above conditions be violated, the packet He kisses the maiden--one doesn't know how | must be charged as a letter, and treated as such On a May-day morning early!
in all respects.] She strives to forget him, but all in vain,
The Child and the Gossamer.---Yon gave in a For that May-day morning early
former paper, Mr. Editor, a very beautiful descripSo dearly is prized, not to see him again
tion of "The Child and the Dew-drop." Let me,
THE CHILD AND THE GOSSAMER.
A sunbeam was playing through flowers that The relative Colors of Flowers. Can you tell L. Round a casement that looked to the day; me what color predominates in flowers? Is it'vellow. | And its bright touch wakened a child, who sung or white? I incline to the opinion that it is white. As it woke and began its play ; -Rosina, Clifton.
| And it played with the gossamer beam that shed You are correct in your belief. The predomi- | Its fairy brightness around its head. nating color among flowers is white. Of 4.000 / Oh, 'twas sweet to see that child so fair species examined, the relative proportions were | At play with the dazzling things of air. found to be as follows:-white 1,193, yellow 951, red 923. blue 594, violet 307, green 153, orange!
01 | Oh, ne'er was a lovelier plaything seen,
To childhood's simplicity given! 50. brown 18, nearly black 8. No flower perfectly It seemed like a delicate link between black is yet known, nor probably ever will be.]
The creatures of earth and Heaven.
But the sunbeam was crossed by an angry cloud, The Postage of our JOURNAL to New South Wales. I have just sent out, in connection with
And the gossamer died in the shadowy shroud;
And the child looked sad when the bright things several other families (friends of mine) a quantity
fled, of our Journal to friends in Sydney, and other parts of Australia. I was enabled to do this by the
And its smile was gone, and its tears were shed new postal arrangements which came into operation Oh, gentle child, in thy infant play, on the 1st day of April last. I name it, as it is just | An emblem of life hast thou seen ; possible some of your readers may not be aware For joys are like sunbeams—more flecting than of the existing facility for forwarding the JOURNAL they, direct, to a land where it will be read with so much And sorrows cast shadows between ; interest.-CHARLES H.
And friends that in moments of brightness are (We thank you for this hint. We have, of
won, course, largely availed ourself of this new channel | Like gossamer, only are seen in the sun. of communication. It must be borne in mind | Oh! many a lesson of sadness may that if three JOURNALS are sent, they must go in | Be learnt from a joyous child at play. three several envelopes, open at each end. They must not be sent together as “one package." To Those who have children-and who love them, prevent misconception, we print the regulations : can readily appreciate the "joyous innocence" of * From the first day of April, 1853, printed books, a little child at play. It is a lovely sight, truly ! magazines, reviews, and pamphlets (whether Bri- |--SNOW-DROP. tish, colonial, or foreign), may be transmitted by the post between the United Kingdom and New Bathing.--I know your sentiments about bathSouth Wales, by the direct packet, via Plymouth; | ing, Mr. Editor; I therefore send you an extract I