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lad Cottle still adorn'd the counter's side. must have been painful to read, and irksome to

(p. 597. praise it. If Mr. Hallam will tell me who did r. Cottle, Amos or Joseph, I don't know review it, the real name shall find a place in ch, but one or both, once sellers of books the text, provided, nevertheless, the said name I did not write, and now writers of books be of two orthodox musical syllables and will

do not sell, have published a pair of Epics. come into the verse: till then, Hallam must fred" (poor Alfred! Pye has been at him stand for want of a better. 9) and “ihe Fall of Cambria."

While gay Thalia's luckless votary, Lamb. Say no rude hand disturb their early sleep!

[p. 598. (p. 597.

The Hon. G. Lamb reviewed “Beresford's oor Montgomery, though praised by every Miseries," and is moreover author of a Parce lish Review, has been bitterly reviled by enacted with much applause at the Priory, Edinburgh. After all, the Bard of Sheffield Stanmore, and damned with great expedition at

man of considerable genius: his "Wanderer the late Theatre Covent-Garden. It was entiSwitzerland" is worth a thousand."Lyrical|tled “Whistle for it." lads," and at least fifty “Degraded Epics."

Bewere lest blundering Brougham destroy the it hunt the bloodhounds back to Arthur's Seat ?


(p. 598. [p. 597.

Mr. Brougham, in No XXV. of the Edinburghrthur's Seat, the hill which overhange Edin- Review, throughout the article concerning Don gh.

Pedro de Cevallos, has displayed more politice

than policy: many of the worthy burgesses of ad Bow-street myrmidons stood laughing by? Edinburgh' being 'ro incensed at the infamous

(p. 598. principles it evinces, as to have withdrawn their 11806, Messrs. Jeffrey and Moore met at subscriptions. uk-Farm. The duel was prevented by the It seems that Mr. Brougham is not a Pict, as erference of the magistracy; and, on examin- I supposed, but a Borderer, and his name is on, the balls of the pistols, like the courage pronounced Broom, from Trent to Tay. So be it. The combatants, were found to have evaporat

This incident gave occasion to much wag- Her son, and vanish'd in a Scottish mist. (p. 598. y in the daily prints.

I ought to apologise to the worthy Deities for

introducing a new Goddess with short petticoats he other half pursued its calm career. (p.598. to their notice: but, alas ! what was to be done? l'he Tweed here behaved with proper deco- I could not say Caledonia's Genius, it being 8: it would have been highly reprehensible well known there is no Genius to be found from the English half of the river to have shown Clackmannan to Caithnese : yet, without supersmallest symptom of apprehension.

natural agency, how was Jeffrey to be saved 1

The “national Kelpies," are too unpoetical, and Jeffrey died, escept within her arms. (p. 598. the “Brownies " and "Gude Neighbours" (Spithis display of sympathy on the part of the rits of a good disposition), refused to extricate Ibooth (the principal prison in Edinburgh), him. Goddess therefore has been called for ich truly seems to have been most affected the parpose, and great ought to be the gratitude this occasion, is much to be commended. It of Jeffrey, seeing it is the only communication 8 to be apprehended, that the many unhappy he ever held, or is likely to hold, with any thing minals executed in the front, might have reu- heavenly. ed the edifice more callous. She is said to of the softer sex, because her delicacy of Declare his landlord can translate, at least ! ling on this day was truly feminino, though,

[p. 598. e most feminine impulses, perhaps a little Lord Holland has translated some specimens of fish.

Lope de Vega, inserted in his life of ihe Author :

both are bepraised by his disinterested guests. he travell’d Thane! Athenian Aberdeen. (p. 598. lis lordship has been much abroad, is a mem- Reforms each error and refines the whole. of the Athenian Society, and reviewer of

[p. 598. ell's Topography of Troy."

Certain it is, her ladyship is suspected of hav

ing displayed her matchless wit in the EdinburghHerbert shall wield Thor's hammer, and some- Review: however that may be, we know from times.

(p. 598. good authority that the manuscripts are submitWr. Herbert is a translator of Icelandic and ted to her perusal – no doubt for correction. ler Poetry. One of the principal pieces is a ong on the Recovery of Thor's Hammer:" the Puns, and a prince within a barrel pent. (p. 598. nslation is a pleasant chaunt in the vulgar In the melo-drame of Tekeli, that heroic gue, and ended thus:

prince is clapt into a barrel on the stage-a new Instead of money and rings, I wot,

asylum for distressed heroes. The hammer's bruiscs were her lot; Thus Odin's son his hammer got.

While Reynolds vents his "dammes, poohs, and

zounds." nd classic Hallam, much renown'd for Greek. All these are favourite expressions of Mr. R.

(p. 598. and prominent in his Comedies, living and defunct. Ir. Hallam reviewed Payne Knight's Taste, I was exceedingly severe on some Greek ver- A tragedy, complete in all but wordå? (p. 598.

therein: it was not discovered that the lines Mr. T. Sheridan, the new Manager of DruryTe Pindar's, till the press rendered it impos- Lane Theatre, stripped the Tragedy of Bonduca le to cancel the critique, which still stands of the Dialogue, and exhibited the scenes as the reverlasting monument of Hallamos ingenuity. spectacles of Caractacus. Was this worthy of Che said Hallam is incensed, because he is his sire, or of himself ? Bely accused, saying that he never dineth Holland-House. If this be true, I am sorry Her flight to garnish Greenwood's gay designs.

for having said so, but on his account, as I derstand his lordship's feasts are preferable Mr. Greenwood is, we believe, Scene-Painter his compositions. If he did not review Lord to Drury-Lane Theatre: as such Mr. s. is much lland's performance, I am glad, because it indebted to him.

(p. 598.

[p. 599.

In five facetious acta comes thundering on. (p. 599. Lord C's works, most resplendently bound, fara

Mr. S. is the illustrious author of the "Sleep- a conspicuous ornament to his book-shelves: ing Beauty:" and some Comedies, particularly

The rest is all but Icather and prunella "Maids and Bachelors; " Baccalaurei baculo magis quam lauro digni.

And Melville's Mantle prove a Blanket toe! And worship Catalani's pantaloons.

(p. 599. Naldi and Catalani require little notice, for

Melville's Mantle, o parody on "Elijah the visage of the one, and the salary of the Mantle," a poem. other, will enable us long to recollect these amusing vagabonds; besides, we are still black

Leave wondering comprehension far kkad and blue froin the squeeze on the first night of the lady`s appearance in trowsers.

This lovely little Jessica, the danghter { dhe

noted Jew K-, seems to be a follower un of vice and folly, Greville and Argyle! [p: 599. Della Crusca School, and has pablished t Ío prevent any blunder, such as mistaking a lumes of very respectable absurdities in rhyne, street for a man, I beg leave to state, that it is as times go; besides sundry novels is the store the Institution, and not the Duke, of that name, of the first edition of the Monk. which is here alluded to.

A gentleman with whom I am slightly ac- Chain'd to the signature of 0. P. Q. (@L quainted, lost in the Argyle Rooms several thou- These are the signatures of various worthins cand pounds at Backgammon. It is but justice who figure in the poetical departments of site to the manager in this instance to say, that

newspapers. some degree of disapprobation was manifested. But why are the implements of gaming, allowed And Capel Lofft declares 'tis quite rublia. in a place devoted to the society of both sexes ? A pleasant thing for the wives and daughters of Capel Lofft, Esq., the Mæcenas of shoemakers those who are blest or cursed with such connec- and Preface-writer-general to distressed Fenst tions, to hear the billiard-tables rattling in one men; a kind of gratis-accoucheur to those who room, and the dice in another! That this is the wish to be delivered of rhyme, but do not lan case 'I myself can testify, as a late unworthy how to bring it forth. member of an institution which materially affects the morals of the higher orders, while the lower Lo! Burns and Bloomfield, nay, a greater fe may not even move to the sound of a tabor and fiddle, without a chance of indictment for riotous See Nathaniel Bloomfield's ode, eleg, or with behaviour.

ever he or any one else chooses to call it, a

the enclosure of “Honington Green.“ Behold the new Petronius of the day. [p. 599.

Petronius, "arbiter elegantiarum“ to Nero, and a very pretty fellow in his day," as Mr.

May Moorland-weavers boas1 Pindarie et Congreve's old Bachelor saith.

Vide“Recollections of a Weaver in the Year To live like Clodius, and like Falkland fall.

lands of Staffordshire."

[p. 600. • Mutato nomine de te fabala narratur.

Come forth, oh Campbell! give thy talents ampe I knew the late Lord Falkland well. On Sunday night I beheld him presiding at his own ta

It would be superfluous to recal to the wind ble, in all the honest pride of hospitality; on

of the reader the author of "The Pleasures of Wednesday morning at three o'clock, I saw, Memory," and "The Pleasures of Hope, the stretched before me, all that remained of cour

most beautiful didactic poems in our langsa, age, feeling, and a host of passions. He was a if we except Pope's Essay on Man: bat so many gallant and successful officer ; his faults were poetasters have started up, that even the same the faults of a sailor-as such, 'Britons will for- of Campbell and Rogers are become strange give them. He died like a brave man in a better cause, for had he fallen in like manner on Bear witness Gifford, Sotheby, MacReil (POL the deck of the frigate to which he was just ap- Gifford, author of the Baviad and Meviad, the pointed, his last moments would have been held first satires of the day, and Translator of Jaena ap by his countrymen as an example to succeed- Sotheby, translator of Wieland's Oberak ai ing heroes.

Virgil's Georgics, and author of Saul, an epic poem

Macneil, whose poems are deservedly pepe From silly Hafis up to simple Bowles. (p. 600. lar: particularly “Scotland's Scaith, or the War

What would be the sentiments of the Persian of War," of which ten thousand copies se Anacreon, Hafiz, could he rise from his splendid sold in one month. sepulchre at Sheeraz, where he reposes with Ferdousi and Sadi, the Oriental Homer and Ca- “Why slumbers Giford?" ORCE res auld i tullus, and behold his name assumed by one

vain. Stott of Dromore, the most impudent and exe- Mr. Gifford promised publicly that the Bariai crable of literary poachers for the daily prints? and Mæviad should not be his last original

works : let him remember, “mor in relactante Lord, rhymester, petit-maitre, pamphleteer ! dracones." The Earl of Carlisle has lately published an Unhappy White! while life was in its spring eighteen-penny pamphlet on the state of the

Tp. . Stage, and offers his plan for building a new Henry Kirke White died at Cambridge, in Oetheatre: it is to be hoped his lordship will be tober 1806, in consequence of too much esertins permitted to bring forward any thing for the in the pursuit of studies, that would have a Stage, except his own tragedies.

tured a mind which disease and poverty csald

not impair, and which Death itself destroyed And hang a calf-skin on those recreant lines. rather than subdued. His poems abound in such

[p. 600. bcauties as must impress the reader with the Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it, for shame, liveliest regret that so short a period was alle And hang a calfs-ekin on those recreant limbs. ted to talents, which would have dignified even

SHAKEPEABE, King John. I the sacred functions he was destined te asabe.

[p. 600.

[p. 602.

Wright ! 'twas thy happy lot at once to view. of a poem denominated the "Art of Plcasing,"

(p. 602. as “lucus a non lucendo," containing little pleas. Mr. Wright, late Consul - General for the antry, and less poetry. He also acts as monthly ven lelande, 'is author of a very beautiful poem stipendiary and collector of calumnies for the At published: it is entitled, “Horæ lonica," satirist. If this unfortunate young man would d is descriptive of the Isles and the adjacent exchange the magazines for the mathematics, ast of Greece.

and endeavour to take a decent degree in his

university, it might eventually prove more serInd you, associate Bardo! who match'd to light. viceable ihan his present salary.

[p. 602. The translators of the Anthology have since Oh, dark asylum of a Vandal race! [p. 603. blished separate poems, which evince genius "Into Cambridgeshire the Emperor Probos at only requires opportunity to attain eminence. transported a considerable body of Vandals."

GIBBON. There is no reason to doubt the truth of Palse glare attracts, but more offends the eye. this assertion-the breed is still in high perfection. The neglect of the “Botanic-Garden" is some That .... Hodgson scarce redeems thy fame! roof of returning taste : the scenery is its sole

[p. 603. commendation.

This gentleman's name requires no praise :

the man who in translation displays unquestionAnd thou, loo, Scott! resign to minstrels rude. able genius, may well be expected to excel in

(p. 602. original composition, of which it is to be hoped By the bye, I hope that in Mr. Scoti's next we shall soon see a splendid specimen. sein his hero or heroine will be less addicted "gramarye,", and more to grammar, than the And modern Britons justly praise their sires. ady of the Lay, and her bravo, William of

(p. 603. eloraine.

The “Aboriginal Britons," an excellent poein

by Richards. et Stott, Carlisle, Matilda, and the rest. (p. 602. It may be asked why I have censured the Earl And old dame Portland fills the place of Pitt. Carlisle, my guardian and relative, to whom

[p. 603. dedicated a volume of puerile poems a few A friend of mine being asked why bis Grace of ars ago. The guardianship was nominal, at P. was likened to an old woman ? replied, “he ast as far as I have been able to discover; supposed it was because he was past bearing." e relationship I cannot help, and am very sorry rit; but as his lordship seemed to forget it Let vain Valentia riral luckless Carr. (p. 603. I a very essential occasion to me, I shall not Lord Valentia (whose tremendous travels are Irthen my memory with the recollection. I do forthcoming, with due decorations, graphical, t think that personal differences sanction the topographical, and typographical) deposed, on ajust condemnation of a brother scribbler ; but Sir John Carr's unlucky suit, that Dubois' satire see no reason why they should act as a pre- prevented his purchase of the “Stranger in Irepative, when the agthor, noble or ignoble, has land."-Oh fie, my Lord! has your lordship no ra series of years beguiled a "discerning pa- more feeling for a fellow-tourist? but "two of ic" (as the advertisements have it) with divers a trade," they say. ams of most orthodox, imperial nonsense. Bedes, I do not step aside to vita perate the Earl; Let Aberdeen and Elgin still pursue. (p. 603. -his works come fairly in review with those Lord Elgin would fain persuade us that all other patrician literati. If, before I escaped the figures, with and without noses, in his stoneom my teens, I said any thing, in favour of shop, are the work of Phidias! “Credat Judæus."

lordship's paper-books, it was in the way of utiful dedication, and more from the advice of I leave topography to classic Gell. (p. 604. hers than my own judgment, and I seize the Mr. Gell's Topography of Troy and Ithaca rst opportunity of pronouncing my sincere re- cannot fail to ensure the approbation of every Intation. I have heard that some persons con- man possessed of classical taste, as well for the rive me to be under obligations to Lord Carl- information Mr. G. conveys to the mind of the le: if so, I shall be most particularly happy reader, as for the ability and research tho re| learn what they are, and when conferred, spective works display. at they may be duly appreciated and pablicly knowledged. What I have humbly advanced 1 an opinion on his printed things, I am pre

POSTSCRIPT. ired to sopport, if necessary, by quotations om elegies, eu logies, odes, episodes, and cerin facetious and dainty tragedies, bearing his tion went to the press, that my trusty and well

I have been informed, since the present ediime and mark: What can ennoble knaves or fools, or cowards ? preparing a most vehement critique on my poor,

beloved cousins, the Edinburgh Reviewers, are Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards ! saya Pope. Amen.

genile, unresisting muse, whom they have already

80 bedeviled with their ungodly ribaldry: And other victors fill the applauding skies.

“Tantæne animis cælestibus ira!"

(p. 603. I suppose I must say of Jeffrey as Sir Andrew "Tollere humo, vietorque virum volitare per Aguecheek saith, "an I had known he was so

VIRGIL. cunning of fence, I had seen him damped ere I

had fought him. What a pity it is that I shall Requires no sacred theme to bid u list. (p. 603. be beyond the Bosphorus before the next nomThe “Games of Hoyle," well known to the ber has passed the Tweed. But yet I hope to staries of whist and chess, are not to be soperseded light my pipe with it in Persia.

the vagaries of his poetical namesake, whose My northern friends have accused me, with bem comprised, as expressly stated in the ad- justice, of personality towards their great liteertisement, all the “Plagues of Egypt." rary Anthropophagus, Jeffrey: but what else was

to be done with him and his dirty pack, who Himself a living libel on mankind. (p. 603. feed "by lying and slandering, and shake their This person, who has lately betrayed the most thirst by evil-speaking ? *** I have adduced apid symptoms of confirmed authorship, is writer facts already well known, and of Jefrey's mind



tion of his succcssor, “mourut subitement d'une A marble fountain echoes. (p. 220. St. 55 hemorrhagie causée par une veine qui éclata A common furniture.-I recollect being receis. dans sa poitrine, (see Sismondi and Daru,) ed by Ali Pacha, in a room containing a marble at the age of eighty years, when Who would basin and fountain. have thought the old man had 80 much blood in him?" Before I was sixteen years of age,

The gate so splendid ras in all its feature I was witness to a melancholy instance of the

(p. 223. SU T. same effect of mixed passions upon a young person; Features of a gate - a ministerial metanbar; who, uweverdid not die in consequence, at the feature upon which this question kingnethat time, but fell a victim some years afterwards See the “Fudge Family," or hear Castlereagi to a seizure of the same kind, arising from causes intimately connected with agitation of mind.

Though on more thorough-bred or fairer fra But sold by the impresario at no' high rate.

(p. 225. OK [p. 211. St. 80. There is perhaps nothing more distinctie de This is a fact. A few years ago a man engaged birth than the hand: it is almost the oat ca a compauy for some foreign theatre, embarked of blood which aristocracy can generate. them at an Italian port, and, carrying them to Algiers, sold them all. One of the women, turned froin her captivity, I heard sing', by

Save Solyman, the glory of their lige.

(p. 229. & 14 a strange coincidence, in Rossini's opera of „L'Italiana in Algeri,"at Venice, in the begin in his essay on Empire," hints that Solgar

It may not be unworthy of remark, that Barot, ning of 1817.

was the last of his line; on what authority. I

know not. From all the pope makes yearly 'twould perplex

These are his words: “The drite To find three perfect pipes of the third ser.

tion of Mustapha was so fatal to Solyman's live

(p. 212. St. 86. as the succession of the Turks from Salysas. It is strange that it should be the Pope and until this lay, is suspected to be untree, and the Sultan who are the chief encouragers of this of strange blood; for that Solymus the Second branch of trade -- women being prohibited as was thought to be supposititious.“ Bit Bacea, ia singers at St. Peter's, and not deemed trust- his historical authorities, is often inaccurate. I worthy as guardians of the haram.

could give half a dozen instances from his

apophthegins only. While weeds and ordure rankle round the base. Being in the humour of criticism, I shall per

(p. 214. St. 103. ceed, after having ventured upon the slips en The pillar which records the baitle of Ravenna Bacon, to touch on one or two as frifing in the is about two miles from the city, on the opposite edition of the British poets, by the jastly eer side of the river to the road towards Forli. brated Campbell.–But I do this in good sin Gaston de Foix, who gained the battle, was kill- and trust it will be so taken.-11 any tbiag ce? ed in it; there fell on both sides twenty thousand add to my opinion of the talents and true feel men. The present state of the pillar and its site ing of that gentleman, it would be his classical is described in the text.

honest, and triumphant defence of Pope, ag *
the vulgar cant of the day, and its esta


The inadvertencies to which I allude are:

Firstly, in speaking of Anstey, whoa bere The ocean stream.

(p. 215. St. 3.cuses of having taken “his leading characin This expression of Honer has been much cri- from Smollett." Anstey's Bath Guide was pe> ticised. Ii hardly answers to our Atlantic ideas lished in 1766. Smollett's Humphry Clialas' come of the ocean, bat is sufficiently applicable to the only, work of Smollett's from which Tas sa Hellespont, and the Bosphorus, with tho Ægean could have been taken) was written der intersected with islands.

Smollett's last residence at Leghorn, in 1771

Argal," if there has been any borrowing, so The Giant's Grave. (p. 215. St. 5. stey must be the creditor, and not the debtor. ! “ The Giant's Grave" is a height on the

refer Mr. Campbell to his own data ia kis in Adriatic shore of the Bosphorus, much frequented of Smollett and Anstey. by holiday parties : Jike Harrow and Highgate.

Secondly, Mr. Campbell says in the lieu

Cow per that “he knows not to wboa Coupe And running out as fast as I was able.

alludes in these lines:

[p. 218. St. 33. Nor he who, for the bane of thonsands born. The assassination alluded to took place on the Built God a church, and laughid bis word to seeft. eighth of December, 1820, in the streets of R-, not a hundred faces from the residence of the The Calvinist meant Voltaire, and the chest writer. The circumstances were as described. of Ferney, with its inscription, - Deo eru

Voltaire. Killd by five bullets from an old gun-barrel. Thirdly, in the life of Burus, Mr. C. qoutes

(p. 218. St. 34. Shakespeare thus,There was found close by him an old gunbarrel, sawn hall off: it had just been discharged,

To gild refined gold, to paint the rose, and was still warm.

Or add fresh perfume to the violet

This version by no means improves tár er Prepared for supper with a glass of rum. nal, which is as follows:

[p. 220. St. 53. In Turkey nothing is more common than for

To gild rcfined gold, to paint the lily, the Mussillmans to take several glasses of strong

To throw u perfume on the violet, spirits by way of appetizer. I have seen themi

hinc Jars take as many as six of raki before dinner, and A great poet quoting aunther should be put swear that they dined the better for it; ('tried rect, he should also be accurate when he areason the experiment, but was like the Scotchman, who a Parnassian brother of that dangerous care having heard that the birds called killiewiaks “borrowing:" a poet had better borrew any che were admirable whets, ate bix of them, and (excepting money) than the thoughts of eartbeercomplained that he was no hungrier than when they are always sure to be related he begun."

I very hard, having been the lender, to be de

bounced as the debtor, as in the case of Anstey Bid Ireland's Londonderry's Marquess show ersus Smollett.

His parts of speech.

(p. 268. St. 49. As there is “honour amongst thieves," let This was written long before the suicide of there be some amongst poets, and give each his that person. due;- none can afford to give it more than Mr. Campbell himself, who, with a high reputation Your "fortune" was in a fair way to swell for originality, and a fame which cannot be A man," as Giles says. (p. 269. St. 63.

haken, is the only poet of the times (except "His Fortune swells him, it is rank, he's Rogers) who can be reproached (and inshim it is married."-Sir Giles Overrcach. MASSINGEB. Endeed a reproach) with having written too little.


Would scarcely join again the reformadoes. All sounds it pierceth, Allah! Allah! Hu!"

(p. 273. St. 13. (p. 251. St. 8. “Reformers," or rather “Reformed." The Baron "Allah! Hu!" is properly the war - cry of the Bradwardine, in Waverley, is authority for Mussulınans, and they dwell long on the last the word. Hlable, which gives it a very wild and peculiar licet.

The endless soot bestows a tint far deeper Carnage(80 Wordsworth tells you) is God's

Than can be hid by eltering his shirt.

(p. 273. St. 15. daughter

[p. 251. St. 9.

Query suit ?—PRINTER'S DEVIL. “But thy *) most dreaded instrument In working out a pure intent,

Balgounie's Brig's black wall. (p. 273. St. 18 Is man array'd for mutual slaughter;

The brig of Don, near the "auld toun" of Yea, Carnage is thy daughter!" WORDSWORTH's Thanksgiving Ode. salmon stream below, is in my memory as yester

Aberdeen, with its one arch and its black deep Was printed Grove, although his name was Grose. day. I still remember, though perhaps I may

(p. 252. St. 18: misquote, the awful proverb which made me A fact; see the Waterloo Gazettes. I recolleci palise to cross it, and yet lean over it with a remarking at the time to a friend: - "There is childish delight, being an only son, at least by fame! a man is killed, his name is Grose, and the inother's side. The saying as recollected by

me was this--but I have never heard or seen it they print it Grove." 'I was at college with the since I was nine years of age :deceased, who was a very amiable and clever man, and his society in great request for his

“Brig of Balgounie, black's your wa'; wit, gaiety, and "chansons à boire.

Wi' a wife's ae son and a mear's ac foal,

Doun ye shall fa'!" *Tia pity "that such meanings should pave Hell."

(p. 252. St. 25. The Portuguese proverb says that “Hell is

Oh, for a forty-parson-power to chaunt

Thy praise, Hypocrisy ! (p. 275. St. 34. paved with good intentions."

A metaphor taken from the “forty-horse-power"

of a steam-engine. That mad wag, the Reverend NOTES TO CANTO IX.

S. S., sitting by a brother-clergyınan at dinner,

observed afterwards that his dull neighbour had Humanity would rise, and thunder Nay!

a “twelve-parson-power" of conversation.

(p. 263. St. 1. Query, Ney ?-PRINTER's Devil.

To strip the Sarons of their hydes, like tanners.

(p. 275. St. 36. And send the sentinel before your gate

“Hyde." -- I believe a hyde of land to be a A slice or two from your lururious meals. legitimate word, and as such subject to the tax

(p. 264. St. 6. of a quibble. "! at this time got a post, being sick for fatigue, with four others. - We were sent to break bis Was given to her favourite, and now bore his. cuit, and make a mess for Lord Wellington's

[p. 276. St. 49. bounds. I was very hungry, and thought it a The Empress went to the Crimea, accompanied kood job at the time, as we got our own fill by the Emperor Joseph, in the year-I forget while we broke the biscuit, - a thing I had not which. (It was 1787.)

o far some days. When thus engaged, the Prodigal Son was pever once out of iny mind; Which gave her dukes the graceless name of and I sighed, as I fed the dogs, over my humble


[p. 277. St. 58. situation and my ruined hopes." — Journal of a In the Empress Anne's time, Biren, her favourSoldier of the 71st Regi. during the War in Spain. ite, assumed the name and arms of the “Birons"

(p. 266. Si. 33. of France, which families are yet extant with

that of England. There are still the daughters Because he could no more digest his dinner. of Courland of that name; one of them I reHe was killed in a conspiracy, after his temper member seeing in England in the blessed year had been exasperated, by his extreme costivity, of the Allies – the Duchess of s. - to whom the to a degree of insanity.

English Duchess of S-t presented me as a

namesake. And had just buried the fair-faced Lanskoi.

(p. 268. St. 47.

Eleven thousand maidenheads of bone,
He was the “grande passion" of the grande
Catherine. - See her Lives, under the head of

The greatest number flesh hath ever known. "Lanskoy."

(p. 277. St. 62. St. Ursula and her eleven thousand virgins

were still extant in 1816, and may be so yet as *) To wit, the Deity. This is perhaps as much as ever. preity a pedigree for Murder, as ever was found out' in Garter King - at arms - What Who butcher'd half the earth, and bullied t'other. would have been said had any free - spoken

(p. 279. Sı. 81. people discovered such a lincage ?

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