Reader, have you ever been at Southport? Perhaps not; and if so, you have missed a treat. If you are charmed with viewing the wild and majestic, if you would see Nature in her rudest, and also her fairest form, if you would retire from the bustle and turmoil of a town life, if you would assure your life in an office where truly there is "no proprietary," and where, without doubt, "the profits are divided amongst the shareholders," visit Southport, and if you are possessed of a competency stay and dwell thereat. But if the pleasures and gaieties of a town life is more in accordance with your disposition, a permanent residence would disappoint you, although you would find an occasional visit of much service. The present inhabitants of the town are persons from almost every part of the kingdom, and various are the reasons which have induced them to settle there. There are those who have been tired out with the pursuit, and who have ultimately obtained the "sovereign remedy" for all the ills that flesh is heir to; there are unfortunate men of business recruiting their health and awaiting favourable opportunities for striving to better their fallen fortunes; there are numbers of widows and orphans, perhaps provided for, and perhaps not, if the latter they endeavour to eke out a subsistence by rendering accommodation to more fortunate individuals; there are invalids of various classes, who imagine that they cannot exist else where. It will be seen that with a majority of these persons what is usually termed pleasure is not desirable: but there are others there are comfortable and thriving persons who expect and require something more than the general and peculiar attributes of the place, and these to some extent arc accommodated. There is an immense fluctuating summer population, and they find ample enjoyment, sufficient to induce them continually to repeat their visits, in the amusements, or, rather, recreations, provided for them, sailing, riding, bathing, promenading, and in planning and carrying out excursions in the neighbourhood. These rational amusements tend to give more solid satisfaction, and aid the principal object which induces a visit the restoration of lost health, than if the most costly arrangements were entered into for nocturnal revels.