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Henry Greathead, of South bow, more elipticle to the top pro Shields, for the preservation of jecting considerably, each end the Shipwrecked mariners. The ad- Tame; the sides from the floor mirable qualities of this boat ren- heads to the top of the gunwale, der it perfectly safe and governa. flaunch on each side, in proporble in the most agitated sea. It tion to half the breadth of one side resists the shock of the impetuous of the floor ; the breadth is conti. wave, without overturning, and nued well toward the ends, leav. from the quantity of cork (700 ing a fufficient length of strait wt.)asfixed to it,possesses an extra- fide at the top ; the sheer is reordinary buoyancy ; experience gular along the strait fide, and has confirmed its safety and utili- more elevated towards the ends; ty in the most dangerous fitua- the gunwale is fixed on the outtions, and it contributed in an em. lide; the outside is, cased with inent degree to preserve the crews cork the whole length of the reof the numerous vessels lately gular sheer, from the under part Itranded at the entrance of Tine. of the gunwale to two thirds down mouth haven, without the inter- the depth of the fide ; the cork vention of a single unfavourable has several layers or thicknesses,fo accident to the boat, amidst the as to project, at the top a little mot tremendous waves. The fol- without the gunwale,and is fecur. lowing is a description of its con. ed with plates of copper ;

the struction

thwarts are five in number, all The Life Boat is thirty feet in stationed, and double banked, length, and the breadth is one with ten oars; the oars are short, third of the length with both the with iron tholes and grommets to ends alike. The keel of the boat enable the rowers

to pull either is a three inch plank, bearing a way ; the boat is steered with an proportional breadth in the mid oar at either end, and the steering ships, narrowing towards the ends oar is one third longer than the to the thickness of the bottom of rowing oar ; the platform in the the stems, and forming a convex bottom is placed horizontally the downwards ; the items are feg- length of the midships, and the ments of a circle with a considera fides from the bottom to the unble rake ; the bottom section to the der part of the thwarts, are cased floor heads, is a curve with the with cork ; at the ends, the platsweep of the keel ; the floor has form is more elevated, for the consmall rise, from the keel to the venience of the steerman, and to floor heads, curving ; a bilge give him a greater command of plank is worked on each side, next power with the oar. the floor heads, with a double rabbit

PRACTICAL REMARKS. (grove) of a thickness similar to the keel, on the outside of which The curving keel and bottom are fixed two bilge tre's corref- admit the boat to be turned with ponding nearly upon a level with facility, render it safer in the sea, the keel ; the ends of the bottom and more freely Iteered ; the great section form the part of a coble rake of the items, with the fine

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entrance below, forming part of boat should be acquainted with
the coble bow (a construction su- the course of the tides, in order to
perior to all others in a high sea take every possibleadvantage; and
and broken water) with the pro- great care should be had in ap-
jection to the top of the gunwale, proaching the wreck that the boat
are the means, when the boat is be not damaged, as there is fre-
conducted to head the fea, of die quently a strong reflux of the sea
viding the waves, which generally near the wreck. In such cases, a
break into a common boat; the small anchor and a line may be
breadth being continued well to useful to veer the boat along side
the ends, fupports the boat in the of the wreck. When the wind
sea, when rowing against the blows to the land, the boat will
wave ; and both ends being simi return to the shore before the wind
lar, she is always in a position to and the sea, without any other ef-
be rowed either way,without turn- fort than steering.
ing; the addition of the stantions : The excellent properties of the
under the thwarts admit the boat life boat must render it peculiarly
man to act with a firmer force; useful in such situations as those
and in the instance of striking the of Deal and Yarmouth, and it
ground, the weight of the men by . cannot be to strongly recommende
the communication of the stan- ed. The inhabitants of Scarbo-
tions, will in fome degree refift rough have raised a fubfcription
the shock. The advantage of the for the purpose of having one built
short oar in the high sea is obvi- for the use of the port, agreeably
ous, it is more manageable, and to a plan sent by Mr. Greathead;
permits the boatman to keep his and it would be happy if the life
feat; but the long oar in the midst boat were brought into general
of agitated' waves would be un use wherever the situation is suita-
weildy, and the stroke frequently ble. The most ample and ref-
uncertain ; the cork on the outside pectable testimonies of the extra-
is a most excellent defence and dis- ordinary utility of the boat, in the
places a large column of water; preservation of the lives of ship-
and it has been proved by exper- wrecked mariners, may be obtain-
iment to float the boat, even with ed from Shields and Sunder-
the principle part of the bottom land; and the duke of Northum.
out; the great projection of the berland received such conviction
cork on the outside, also prevent of its eminent qualities, that he
the boat from overturning. The caused one, 30 feet in length to
best method of conducting the be built for the use of North
boat is, to head the sea, and from Shields, at his own expence.
its admirable construction, aided To the ingenuity of Mr Great-
by the force of the oars, it will head, the public is indebted for
launch over the wave with rapid- one of the most useful improve-
ity, without taking in any wa ments, and he is juftly entitled to
ter. The perfon who iteers the 'a remuneration. The dedication

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of a leisure moment on the sub- this valuable boat into more gerijelt, will be deemed amply rec. eral use. ompenced, if these obfervations THOMAS HINDERWELL. should contribute to introduce

ANECDOTES.

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APTAIN Christie, an Irish mouth, for the good of my coun.

officer, who served with try; but I want courage to storm considerable credit in America, hell.” had the misfortune to be dread. fully wounded in one of the bat A GENTLEMAN travelling des there. As he lay on the in foreign parts, happened to be ground, an unfortunate soldier, benighted, far from any place of who was near him, and was also accommodation : to avoid the feverely wounded, made a terri- dreariness of the night, in a strange ble howling, at which Christie ex- place, he thought it advisable to clamied, “ D-mn your eyes, what feek for some shelter, and having do you make such a noise for, do discovered a cave, he dismounted you think nobody is killed but his horse, which he fastened by the yourself.”

bridle on the out side of the cave,

and then went in and laid down A VERY devout fellow not in his clothes, and being much fa. being able to please his nice piety tigued, fell a sleep, nor did he ain his prayers, used only to repeat wake till the daylight appeared ; the alphabet, and then to add, when lo! to his great astonish“O Lord God, put these letters ment, he found himself suspended into syllables, and these syllables by his heels from the roof of the into words, and these words into

He made many efforts to fentences, that may be most for free himself from so disagreeable my real good.”

a situation, when at length he shuf.

fied his legs out of his boots and AN old officer of difinĉion, came to the ground, almost stunand of tried valour, refused to ac- ned by the fall; when looking up cept a challenge fent him by a he perceived the cause of this disyoung adventurer ; but returned after was owing to the cave being he following answer : I fear formed out of a rock of loadstone, not your sword, but the anger of and he unfortunately having steel Jily God.

I dare venture my fpurs on, was attracted up in the šife in a good cause, but cannot manner described; and some say hazard my soul in a bad one. I the boots are hanging there yet. will charge up to the canncn's

cave.

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For the COLUMBIAN PAENII. FROM THE PARNASSIAN SHOP OF PETER QUINCE, ESQ.

SIMON PETER'S ADIEU TO THE CITY,

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HORACE.

Beatus ille,qui procel negotiis,

Uti prifca gens mortalium,
Puterna rura bobus exercet futs,

Solutus omni foenore.
To the city I've bid an adieu !
'To its pieasures and parties farewell!
Nor can they entrap me anew;

Or call me once more from my cell.
I believ'd midst the Rich and the Great,

Mild Content ment and Happiness dwelt;
That they blunted the arrows of fate.

And seldom keen misery felt.
That time flew with pinions of down,

While Charity brighten'd his way;
And Peace, on her olive-branch crowa,

Recorded the decds of each day.
That Justice, with mercy attir'd,

Heard the cause of the poor and opprefs'd;
Check'd the tongue, with malevolence fir'd,

And the wrongs of the feeble redresi’d.
The delusion is over and past,

And the tinsel, which misery clad,
Is remov'd by my reason, at last-

And I mourn that the world is so bad.
That anguish and want should appear,

With gaiety's mantle adorn'd;
That I language of softness should hear

From a wretch, whom humanity scorn'd.
That damsels with modest array,

And manners apparently good,
Should trip thro’the city all day-

But, at night, with fell infamy brood.
The rich meet the rich in the street,

And tho' vices hang thick round their heart,
Shake hands and most courteoully grect-

But, with plots and contrivances part.

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No hand wipes a tear from the eye

Of the widow and fatherless child; But, politely, affistance deny,

And laugh to behold them beguild. The good man, by Poverty led,

Thro' the city must wander alone With the offals of grandeur be fed,

And to wretchedness open his moan. The worldlings have virtue forsook ;

To self are their bounties confin'd ; While those, who take pride in the crook,

Are patrons and friends to mankind. 0! Nature thy works I adore;

The path thou'st design'd us to tread, Is stock'd with the richest of lore,

With the fairest of roses bespread. Our wants are both simple and few,

Where virtue and modesty reign ; but the phantoms of bliss we pursue,

And the counsels of wisdom disdain. Let me wander my cottage around,

Taste the fruits of my labour and care ; With health, peace and Friendship aboundAnd I fhall not of pleasure despair.

P. QUINCE,

A NEGRO SONG.

THE loud wind roar'd, the rain fell falt;
The white man yielded to the blast;
He fat him down, beneath our tree,
For weary, sad and faint was he ;
And ah, no wife, or mother's care,
For him the corn, or milk prepare.

CHORUS.

The wbite man fball our piiy sbare ;
Alas, no wife, or mother's care

For him the corn, or milk prepare.
The storm is o'er, the tempelt palt;
And mercy's voice has hulh'd the blast:
The wind is heard in whispers low;
The white man far away must

go; But ever in his heart will bear Remembrance of the Negro's care.

CHORUS

Go, wbite man go ;-but with thee beay
The Negro', wiß, the Negro's prayers
Remembrance of tbe Negro's care

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