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was scarce : that Pepper is adulterated witi cnce, rather than the loose statements drawing is in the Stavordales. Sir GC
it with grains of paradise, Guinca pepper, 1 ade, and our punch, to refresh or to exhila- | country surgeon and his wife, a village capsicum, and other acrid and aromatic sub- rate, usually cheap tartarcous acid inodified curate, a sort of Will Wimble, besides stances.”
for the occasion. Good Ilearens ! we think we hear it eyclaimed, is there no end to these infamous impositions, Mr. Accum furnishes us
Against all these, and many other trusty servants, &c. &c. figure on the
canvass. Blanch, the heroine, is rather doings ?' does nothing pure or unpoisoned with casy and certain tests : his work, perfection at sixteen-alicence allowable
an original portrait, and all prudence and coine to our tables, except butcher's-meat, which has been rendereil far less nutritive besides, contains many curious docu
rather to a novellist, than to a student of Why, we must answer, harlly any thing : plete with intelligence, and often guides proud, unrelenting, but worthy man, than formerly by new methods of feeding? ments and useful recipes ; and it is re
nature : Sir Reginald Tourberville is a for our author procecals to shew that Cheese to the right while it exposes the wrong, unhappy in his offspring, but blest with (Gloncester he mentions) has been contam- We should have been glad if he had inated with red lead, a deadly poison mixed sometimes afforded us his own experi- the hero.
a paragon of a nephew, Mr. Tremayne, with the colouring , when
But the chief strength of of made up of oil. newspapers ; but, upon the whole,
offry is sketchy, but very natural. His cakes (the residue of lint-seed, from which with its facts, tables, lists, and inqui- lady is a more elaborate, and perfect the oil has heen pressed), cominon clay, and ries, we never met a publication more
picture, exceedingly shrewd, clever, a portion of Cayenne pepper, formed in a likely to be deservedly and universally and observant. The elder daughter, mass, and granulatet by being first pressed popular.
Anne, the relator of the story, of a certhronghi a sicre, and then rolled in a cask ;" and further, that “ground pepper is very often Country Neighbours, or The Secret : Tules
tain amiable and kind hearted
age, sophisticated by adding to a portion of ge
of Fancy. By S. II. Burney, Author
-one might suppose drawn from that nuine pepper, a quantity of pepper dust, or the sweepings from the pepper warehouses,
of Clarentine, Traits of Nature, &c. intimacy of knowledge which is called Vols. II. and III. 12.no.
self. Isabella, the next sister, verging mixed with a little Carenne pepper. The
towards the days of increased hopelesssweepings are known, and purchased in the
1820. market, under the name of P. D. signifying
We have been disappointed by no
ness, but a fine woman, and an invetepepper dust. An inferior sort of this vile thing in this novel, but the name, which rate coquette of the Trappist order. She refuse, or the sweepings of P. D. is distin- led us to anticipate a production of a
lays herself out for all comers, is a little guished among renders luy the abbreviation different kind from that before us.
envious of younger attractions, and after Di P.D. denoting, dust (dirt) of pepper Country Neighbours, we thought, would high aims is in the end gratified, with dust I.”
the Will Wimble to whom we have alluAs we read on,
have been country folks ; but they are we learn the inethod of manufacturing arluiterated
ded. Martha, the youngest daughter, is a rinegar,
rather fashionables, living near cach adulterated cream, adulterated lozenges, other in the country. Not to speak of disagreable animal, but a thorough like
ness from the life, we will be bound adulterated mustard, adulterated lemon acid, preceding publications from the same
for it. poisonous Cayenne, poisonous pickles, poi- hand, the popularity of the first volume sonous confectionary, poisonous catsup, of these tales, entitled “ The Ship
As we have denied ourselves the pripoisonous custards, sauçe, poisonous olive oil, poisonous soda of works of this class dooms all mepoisonous anchory wreck," at a period when the excellence vilege of going into the fable, in order
that our curious readers might not justly water; and, if not done to our hands, of rendering poisonous all sorts of food loy the diocrity to oblivion, was a pledge of accuse us of being always Marplots, our
grounds for amplification are much naruse of copper and leaden vessels. Sutrice it merit in the author, and led us to exto recor:l, that our pickless are made green pect, what we have received, very con- rowed; and, probably, with the honest by copper; onr vinegar rendlercil sharp by siderable delight from her renewed la- eulogy which we feel entitled to prosulphuric acid ; our cream composed of rice bours.. ller forte in this instance
nounce on Country Neignbours-that of Powder, or arrow root in bal milk; our pears to be accurate observation on life being seldom dull
, and always to the comfits mixed of sugar, starch, and clay, and and manners, and lively delineation of purpose, with a vast balance of clever coloured with preparations of copper and lead ; our catsup often formed of the dregs character. There is also much spirit in
and entertaining inatter-we may be of distilled vinegar with a decoction of the the dialogues ; and nothing can be more excused further illustration beyond an
example or two. outer green husk of the walnut, and seasoned strictly moral and instructive to youth with all-spice, cayenne, pimento, onions, and than the incidents, conduct, and de- his mother, a sentimentul lady of qua
Mr. Trcinayne has been sererely hurt) and common salt-or if founded on mushrooms, nouement of the story. The stile, we done with those in a putrefactive state re would say, was generally good; but we
comes to see him at Sir G. Stavordale's.
With something like returning coin maining unsold at market; our mustard a have an utter dislike to scraps of French sure, after the alarming incidents of the day compound of inustard, wheaten four, cay, I and Italian, and still more to italics, in we were all assembled in the evening enne, bay salt, raddish sced, turmeric, and pease flour; and our citric acid, our lemon- order to procure emphasis on words : tea, when the trample of horses, and th The common white pepper is factitious, if the sense does not point out this
sound of wheels caught our attention ; an. being prepared from the black pepper in the cessary adjunct, a writer has but little been as loud as it was impatient, but to
the next moment a ring (which would hav following manner :-The pepper is first stepped to hope for, from the aid of the type- the precaution which had been taken o in sea water, and urine, and then exposed to the founder. heat of the sun for several days, till the rind or
inutiling the bell) was heard at the gate outer bark loosens : 'it is then taken out of the
It is not our intention to let out “the and even before the summons could be an steep; and, when dry, it is rubbed with the land Secret,” and we shall not therefore go srvered, the steps of a carriage were let down, till the rind falls of: The white fruit is then into Miss Burney': details. Two fami- the lasty advance of some person up the like chatt. A great deal of the peculiar favour villes, both headed by ancient baronets, Earlsford rushed into the hall, and thence, dried, and the remains of the rind blown away lies, the Stavordales, and the Tourber- gravel-walk could be distinguished, -and, the and pungent hot taste of the pepper is taken off by this process. White pepper is always interior are the principal country neighbours ; with looks of will perturbation, into the in favour and quality to the black pepper.
the surrounding satellites, a room where we were sitting !
JOURNAL OF TIE BELLES LETTRES.
My son, iny sou !" she cxclained, tering to himself :- (rauk-brained senti- may puff and strut to night ; and cry pooh! * guide me to kiin! Shew ine where lies inentalist !- Passionate fool! - Disgusting and psbaw! as much as he pleases; but I any mangleil, agonizing son!'
highayer !'-he no! and then stopped a mo- defy him to bear malice for eight and forty My dear Lady Earisford,' began my ment, and regardle:l her with such looks of hours together, against any human being ! mother, in a gentle, but expostulating tone. dislike ant impatience, that, had she coine "• Bit can we, my clear malam, rely with
" Attempt not to oppose me!' interrupted to herself whilst undergoing so ungal- cqual confiilence upon the spectly placability our strange visitor, with yet increasing re- lant an inspection, I verily believe she of Larly Earlsford?' hemence, drive me not inal by further would have starte: up to loa:l him with re Except to herself, that is a matter of resistance ! Oh, I have waited for this mo- proaches. But luckily for us all, before she no moment,' replied my inother. “Her ranment of freedom with an intenseness of soli- entirely recovered her consciousness, Mr. cour, it she chuses to harbour any, cannot citude which no language can describe! My Crosby, dear, useful Mr. Crosby, came in possibly do Sir Geoffry the smallest injury. brother-iny cruel," inflexible brother, has 'The fit told its own naturc, though not its So much of the inilk of human kindness watched all my movements-kept guard over origiu ; and he, of course, ascribed it to ma is known to abound in his composition, that me throughout the day-econdeinne i mne to ternal sensibility, delicate nerves, and all the if she venture to speak harshly of him, she cndure, hour after hoár, the horrors of sus refined and amiable feelings for which Lady will be universally scouted. He has now: pense without the slightest touch of pity !- Earlsford is so celebrated.-My father smiled lived several years upon this estate ; he has and now, when at length the blessed period disdainfully, and left the room; my two sis- rendered hiinself accessible to every descripof deliverance from restraint so inhunan is ters an: Blanch followed him; and our new tion of persons ; he has allowed himself to arrived, when at last, even his vigilant patient, when sufficiently restored to observe be cheated by the low; elbowed by the uptyranny is elude:1, think you, Lady Stavor-ivho remained, felt rejoiced, no doubt, at the start; and teased by the litigious; yet has dale, I will be withheld by your usurped absence of her barbarous host. The tremor never been seen with a frown upon his authority? No, no!--Sheiv me to my poor and debility caused by the violence of so re-brow, norerer been heard to address a petuHorace's room, or be assured, that I will ex cent an attack, deprived her, for above an lant sentence to either boor, squire, man or plore every corner of your house, till I find hour, of all power to stir froin the sofa on
The deuce is in it, my dear Anne, him.'
which she had been extended. Mr. Crosby, if, after serving so long an apprenticeship to We all stared at her with amazement during this time, remained in patient atten:l- the art of governing his teinper, he may not Her looks were as unsettled as her language ance upon her, a:Iministering alternate doses perinit himself, for once, the indulgence of was extravagant; and my dear father ipis- of sympathy and camphor-julep, which, by bouncing a little at a half.crazy Viscountess, taking what he heard, either for temporary degrees, so effectually revived lier, that she without danger of incurring universal odum! deranvenent, or authoritative insolence, was able to apologize to my mother for the I saw no use in pursuing the subject furmarched up to her, and, as is generally the trouble which she had occasioned; and once ther, and readily assented to my mother's ease with a plaoid mm, when proroked, again to renew her importunity for leave to proposal of joining the rest of the family in giring way to inore anger than was needful, see her son.
the library. he eried :
“ Mr. Crosby being present, we gladly left “ My father, when we entered the room, “* Are you in your right senses, Madam? to him the task of refusing, or the responsi- either was, or affected to be, exceedingly Do you know what you are saying? Where bility of complying, with a request, which busy, looking over and arranging a number you are? and to whom you are speaking ? we had hoped would not have been re-urged. of papers, which lay upon the table before I beg we may have no more of these tragedy He negatived the application with a firmness him. 'Blanch was quietly reading ; Philippe rants !-Yourson, whilst he is under my roof, which we had scarcely ventured to expect ; copying some music, and Martha, -—-for shall not be disturbed without the permission but managed the matter so skilfully, that, want of better amuseinent, was gone to of his medical adviser. You are in no state of far from incurring her displeasure, he ra- bed. The supper-tray stood at a little . min, Heaven knows, to see him with im- ther soothed her wounded feelings by the ar- distance ; and my another, going up to it, punity to himself! He has taken a composing guments to which he had recourse. and helping herself to a biscuit and a glass inedicine ; and I tell you again, Lady Earls. “ When they were gone, my inother sat of wine, asked my father whether she inight ford, positively and absolutely, you shall not down, and laugheil so immoderately at the have the pleasure of pouring out one for break in upon him !
recollection of the whole scene, that I could him. “ * Therethere's your placiil man for not entirely forbear participating in her un
" It will cheer your spirits, my dear," you!' whispered my mother stop himn who expected visibility. Yet, I anticipated con- added she,' which have seemed unusually can, when once set off!'
sequences from what had passed, which she depressed to night.' “Whilst my father had been speaking, the cither did not, or would not, foresee.
My father took off his spectacles ; and features of Lady Earlsford assumed succes I linted at these apprehensions, expect- looking up with the inost perfect good sirely an expression of boundless surprise-ing that their justice would, in some degree, hunour : my dear,' said he, pray use of indignant haughtiness—and finally of hiys- be allo:ved; but the only effect which they no ceremony. ' I fully expect a little castiterical agitation. She sunk upon a seat, hier produced upon my mother, was that of re- gation for my recent 'misdemeanor, and as · chest heaving, her hands clenched together, doubling her mirth :
I cannot but allow, that I sufficiently deher eyes rolling in vacancy, and every vein That a quarrel,' she cried ' a toute ou serve it, I am entirely resigned to the necesin her throat swelled almost to bursting! | trunce, such as you prognosticats, should sity of listening to the lecture which you, was extremely terrified ; and flew to her, to arise between my dear, peaceable Sir Geof- no doubt, are prepared to give me.' loosen the collar of her dress, and to open the fry, and the only decidedly romantic, soft, he "Not I, in gooil truth, Sir Geoffry ;window near, which she was seated; whilst roine-like fine lady within fifty miles circun- I have, on the contrary, been parrying most uy mother tried to make her swallow some ference, is so conical a violation of all pro- ably the disınal forebodings of your daughhartshorn and water; and Philippa came for- bability, that I shall never be able to compose ter Anne, who, from the wholesome little ward with a smelling-bottle. But all these iny countenance when I think of it! Why, breeze of this evening, anticipates the total attempts to assist her were without avail. A it will be something akin to there being an in- blight and destruction of all the pretty little fit, the strongest with which I ever saw any veterate feud between the lamb and the dove! promising blossoms of friendship just beone assailed, came on, and whilst it lasted, I have not the least idea how your father will ginning to expand between the three houses her struggles, her cries, her convulsive dis- accommodate himself to the novel dignity of Earlsford, Tourberville, and Starortortions were dreadful. We were forced to of having an irascibile character to support. dale : Now I have far different expcciacall in the assistance of two of the maids The danger is, that he will forget his cue in tions; and flatter' myself that, on hearix:g to hold her ; for my father's heart, compas- three days' tiine, and should they chance to you have exerted sufficient spirit to reduce sionate as it usually is, seemed just then meet, will amble up to the larły, with an offer a fine lady-determined to huve her will or quite hardened ; and, as he walked up and of his arm to lead her down to dinner, as if have her fits to the latter alternative, the down the room, shaking his head, and inut- they were the best friends in the world! He tarmers, and cottagers, and sportsmen, and
other impertinents in this neighbourhood, slight perversion ; but in matters of vital Conrersations of Mr. Pope, and other who have so long taken advantage of the principle, no departure from the strictest eininent Persons of his T'ime. By the easiness of your temper, will learn to per rule is slight, and Miss Burney committe: ceive that you are not so wholly divested a great mistake in allowing the most trilling
Rev. Joseph Spence. Now first pubof gall as they had imagined ; and will be exarıple of the worst, to creep into an other
lished from the original Papers, with gin, ating from this memorable evening, wise asimirable enforcement of the best, of
Noies, and a Life of the Author. By -tloll you in higher respect than they doctrines. Lest, howercr, we should be Samuel Weller Singer. London, 1820. ever have done before.”
thought to be more severe than is requisite 8vo. Pp. 501. In a few days the Ladly is permitted to sa on a writer whose moral feelings we greatly tisfy “the se;itiment" and, the relation con. adinire (if we did not, we should not hare
This is a publication similar to that, cludes: touched on this passage), we shall offer an
under nearly the same title, noticed in " She now sces him daily; an«l,I am told, be- other short extract from her Country Veigh- our last. Both, we understand, spring haves with tol-rable composure. Clavering, bours, which should reconcile the most fastidi- from the same source, and we owe their however, says, that she still woull be better uus to its inculcations. were clse: for that nothing can be
separate appearance to some misunder
Blanch has left the Stavordales on a visit. standing among the editors and pubmore awkward than her occasional attempts "Yet (says Anne), my mother and I, in the lishers. After the death of Mr. Spence, to) play the part of nurse. She mistakes course of the day, often looked round with feel. one' melicine for another, bringing him ings of regret amounting almost to dejection,
his memoranda were gratefully sent in drops when he ought to take powders : if and missed our bright-eyed, heart-cheering a compliment to the Duke of Newcastle,
drink she give it to him scall- vonng innateeren inore than we had ourselves from the repositories of whose succesing hot ; always forgets which aron was in anticipateil. Though she is not prone to utter sor the volume which we have reviewjured ; takes everything to the wrong side fond professions, still, those whom she reale:1 was derived. But it now seems,
that of the bed; hurts him, when she means to ly loves, see it in her looks, ---know it by her the above compliment consisted of only assist him in sitting up; and, as Clavering alacrity to oblige ;-feel it in her sympathy a copy of the original papers, or expresses it
, jilgets about him so much with their pains or plensures. Her laugh ex- rather of a part of them; and it is more than is necessary, that were she any hilarates-her seriousness soothes--her consvould be apt to turn her out of the roozn and She is, as my mother expresses it, "original is drawn. dioxly but his mother, naam, I c!o think, 1 versation interests all who approach her from the latter that the work before us lock ihe door."
without being queer ;'-independent without It contains, as will be seen from the This is as perfect an example as we could being self-sufficient;-and her sacred love of number of pages, more matter than offer of the author's skill and talent for ju- truth is so inseparably blended with erery Malone's edit dicions ol servation. It belongs to the high- other quality of her nature, that it at once whole better arranged. Still there is a
; and is upon the est oriler of norel writing; and we are sorry to inspires contidence, animates attention, and mention immediately after it, one of her secures attachment. Ah, well may she 90 great deal that might have been adgrossest oversights. Blanch is painted as a enthusiastically reverence the incoinparable vantageously omitted, not merely anecBeantiful character; the daughter of an Italian mother to when she owes the early develop-dotes, on account of their being well mother, and the ideal belle of feminine loveli- meni of such invaluable rectitude ! I have known, but also hints and observations ness in face any person, but by nothing so dis- beurd her say, thirt in her childhood she had, on subjects and countries, which are tinguished as by her firm integrity and adora- from possessing high spirits, and an active faniiliar to our era, though the best tion of simple trith. Anne Stavordale partakes innagination, a strong propensity to indulgc of these qualitiesand Miss Barney is anxi- in romancing, to inrent fartastical dreams, scholars a hundred or seventy years ous to exemplify the measureless value of and to embellish every trivial incident with ago were uninformeil respecting them. perfect sincerity: Yet in the very page where the glaring colours of fiction. Her mother There were even some points which their this good lesson is taught, she is guilty of the took aların at these infantine flights of fancy, native want of value should have exsiu she is en:leavouring to shame. Tremayne and never relaxed in her endeavours to root cluded. wants to seem worse to his mother than he ort a habit which shcjustly deemed so dangerreally is, in order to remain longer near Her labours, accompanied by no per
The editor, Mr. Singer, is the auDanch, and he asks Laly Stavordale, Anne, coval sererity, butunremittingly directed to thor of the “* Researches into the Hisand Blatnich to countenance his deception. A- the great object of awakening the child to tory of Playing Cards," &e. which ismainst this (when he has left them) the young the voice of conscience, were blessed with sued from the press a few years since ; larly resolutely, virtuously, and uprightly such compleat success, that Blanch adds :“I and his present labour is calculated to protests, and both the elder ladies become hare my dear mother's own authority for revive a favourable recollection of that converts to the principle, which they had not saying, that, since I was eight years old, she curious and entertaining work. Parts so strictly maintained before, that candour never knew me vleviate in a single instance and truth instend of equivocation and dupli- from the strictest veracity; and whatever I of his Biograpirical Sketch is rather ots, should be observed towards Lady Earls- told her
, how improbable soerer it might inelegantly written; as for instance, foril. Anne especially holds out for the open ecem at first, she would, after looking ear- where he says Spence's benevolence course, and yet in pursuing it, she is guilty of nestly in my face a moment, smilingly de. was most liberal and unconfined ; disa mean subterfuge : for when Lady E. cx. clare that shic implicitly believed, because her tress of crery sort, and in every rank of presses her surprize that Tremayne should littie Bianca had said it!" Happy child to be life, nerer preferred its claim to his aihave walked out while pretending to he so in such wisely plastic hands! and happy mo- tention in vain ;" but his narrative is rery ill, and knowing that he did this and had ther, to have so ductile a subject to mouli!;" candid and judicious. Of Spence and prevailed on her (Anne) tacitly, to do it, to l'pon the whole this is a prork which, blind his mother, she answers the following whether for amuseinent or advantage, we can
his Polymetis, which Gray slighted, question in the following manner.
most fearlessly reccommend. It is equally we at present know little. Lempriere “But how odd,' observed the viscountess, honourable to the heart and head of the au- has consigned the former to oblivion, that he should never bave mentioned this thor, and for superior works of the class to and Time done nearly as much for the walk to me!'
which it belongs, could be put into the hands latter. Dr. Johnson described him as “:1le thought, probably, that re had in- either of yomg or old. formed you of it; and we left to him the plea
a man whose learning was not very sure of surprising your ladyship with the
great, and whose mind was not very newe.'
Anecdotes, Olarrations, and Characters powerful ;" but he acknowledges that We are aware that this may be called a of Beals and lor. Collected from the his criticism was commonly juet, that
what he thought, he thought rightly, [There is scarce a genteel family at Avig- superiority of the best antient artists over and that his remarks were recommend - non, but has the pictures of Petrarch and the modern; for, of all the modern sculped by coolness and candour. He lived Laura in their houses. A lady of that coun- tors Michael Angelo is universally allowed in intimacy, however, with distinguish try, who, piques lcrself much on being to be the best.-F. at the Belvedere in the ed persons, and his common-place R. that he should say,
descended from Laura, took it very ill of Mr. Vatican.
“ Petrarch's love There are three sorts of Egyptian statues. book was enriched with many entries for Laura ias only Platonic.” Ramsay wras First, Those that are good without any mixof uncommon interest. These have by obliged to recant the heresy; and write a fa- ture of their bad taste; and this inanner is degrees slipped into public; and now ble against Platonic Lorc.-R.
rery antient, before they were conquered hy that we have the original in a whole [Dr. Swift lies a-bed till eleven o'clock, the Greeks, Secondly, After they were form, it boasts less of novelty than it and thinks of wit for the day.-Dr. Lockipr. conquered, and their spirits debased, they at first possessed. Spence seems also
In the coffee-house yesterday I received a made the figures of their deities frightful, on to have been an amiable and pleasant consisted of but one syllable, and that sylla- was the cause of their bad taste, some parts
letter, in which there was one word which purpose to keep the people in awe; and this man : perhaps more to be esteemed than ble of but one letter, and yet the fellow had out of nature and some in. Thirdly, As some of the magnates who undervalued contrived to have three false spellings in it.] crcry thing is apt to degenerate and grow him. As Regius Professor of Modern Dr. L.
worse and worse when once fallen, they at History at Oxford, and travelling Tutor Where we translate it, “ the Lord set a last, in many of their figures, deserted nature to two moblemen of the highest rank mark upon Cain,” the original significs a entirely; and made cvery part monstrous and (Lords Middlesex and Lincoln), as the token ; and in the Hebrew, to set a token out of all proportion.-F.
It was Sixtus. the Fifth that began the intimate friend of Pope, Lowth, Young, upon any thing, and to preserve it, are equivalent expressions.-Dr. L.
palace on Monte Cavallo, and placed the Warton, &c. he must have been a man
The same word in Hebrew signifies blessing two large equestrian statues there, from both of talent and worth. He died in and cursing, as they say in Italian: “ tu & whence it has its naine. They were found 1760, in the 70th year of his age, and benedetto ;" you are a cursed rascal.- Where in Constantine's baths, and were brought was buried at Byfleet.
we make Job's wife advise him to curse originally to Rome from Alexandria. The We copy, without regard to order, God and die ; it should be, Bless God and naines of Phidias and Praxiteles on the bases from the volume before us, what apo received ; and die, to avoid the cvils that are antiquarians say, that they were put there by
die, bless him for the good you hare hitherto are certainly fictitious, and some of the pears to be the most striking, and least now come upon you.--Dr. L.
the people of Alexandria.-F. (if at all), known passages. Like the
To call by their names was an expression There are ten thousand six hundred pieces work itself, they, may form an amusing among the Hebrews, equivalent to the being of antient sculpture of one sort or other now Cento.
master or having dominion over any thing in Rome (relievos, statues, and busts). Each of the four columns that support the Thus God is said to call the stars by their And six thousand three hundred antient dome of St. Peter's at Rome, takes up as names; anel Adam to have given names to all columns of marble. What multitudes of much ground as a little chapel and convent, animals.—Dr. L.
the latter sort have been sawed up for tables, in which one of the architects employed in In all my travels I never met with any one or wainscoating chapels, or mixed up with that work lived : and yet they do not appear Scotchman but what was a man of sense: I walls, and otherwise destroyed! And what big to the eye, because erery thing is great believe every body of that country that has multitudes may there yet 'lie undiscovered about them.-They were designed by Michael any, Icaves it as fast as they can. - - Dr. L. under ground! When we think of this altoAngelo, and he insisted earnestly that nothing No one will ever shine in conversation, gether, it may give us some faint idea of the should be added or altered in his design. Ber- who thinks of saying fine things : to please, vast magnificence of Rome in all its glory.-nini afterwards undertook to make a staircase one must say many things indifferent, and F. within each of these columns; just as they had many rery bad.-Dr. L.
The first four hundred years of the Roman hollowed and prepared the inside of one of This large statue of Pompey, was probably History are supposed to have been fabuloug them*, the whole building gave a crash; the very same, at the feet of which Cæsar by Senator Buonarotti
, and he gives sereral (and the Italian tradition says it was as loud fell; for it was found on the very spot where good reasons for his opinion. He suspects as thunder). They put up the stairs in the 'scnate was held, on the fatal Ides of that Roine, in particular, was built by the that, but would not attempt any more of March. They discorcred it in clearing away Greeks ; as Tarentum, Naples, and several them.-Ramsay.
the ground to make some cellars, for a house other cities in Italy were.- Dr. Cocchi. Marcschal Turenne was not only one of that now stan:Is there. The greatest part of There is a book of immense erudition, the greatest generals, but one of the best the statue lay under that house, but the head which is almost unknown : it is called La natured men too, that ever was in the world. of it reached under the ground belonging to Crusca Provenzale e Catalana : in two vo-Among several other little domestic ex- their next neighbours. This occasioned a lumes, in folio. It Tas iritten by 2 ainples ho gave the following. The general dispute between the two proprietors, which Spanish Abbé at Rome ; and he proves in it, used to have a new pair of stockings every was at last decided by Cardinal Spada. He that the Tuscan is absolutely derived from week; bis gentleman, whose fez the old ordered the head to be broken off, and given the old Catalan language. He left Rome ones were, had taken them away in the even to the latter ; and the body to the former : soon after publishing it; and carried almost ing, and had forgot to put any new ones in you may now see the mark were they were all the copies with him into Catalonia.thcir place. The next morning the Marshal joined again. This decision was not made Scosch. was to ride out to reconnoitre the enemy, out of a whim, but very prudentially. From I wonder how they came not to find out and rose carlier than usual. The serraut the first, that cardinal had a great desire to printing sooner? (We had been just speaking whose business it was to dress him, was in a get the statue into his own possession, and of the manner in which the emperors of great deal of confusion at not finding any by this means, he got it much cheaper than Rome impressed their names with seals or stockings. “ It's very odd,” says the Mar- he could otherwise have done: for after this stamps on their grants and letters.) This shall, " that I should be allowed no stock. division of it, the whole cost him but five method was so common that their rery shepings; but 'tis very lucky that I am obliged hundred crowns.— Ficoroni at the Palazzo herds impreszcd theirs on their sheep and to ride out! Here, give me my boots, they'll Sparla in Rome.
cattle. It was in fact a sort of printing, and do as well, nobody will see whether I have That arm, behind the Laocoon, was begun it would have been as easy to impress a any on or not.”-R.
by Michael Angelo, and he left it unfinished, whole line as two words, and a page as a There was originally a well for a staircase, “because, (as lie said), he found he could do whole line. Tiad they gone but these two and Bernini only put up the stairs in it.-Jr. nothing worthy of being joined to so admirable casy steps farther, it wonld have been just L. from oue of the workmen at St. Peters in 1751. a piece." It lies there as a testimony of the what the Chinese printing is now.-S.
At the Count of Toulouse's gallery, the to Dr. Burnet.—“The Duke caught a man choly and dismal an air as ever I saw. Mr officer said, “My lord is the best of mas- a-bed with her, (said the Doctor,) and then Pereira!, his tenant, who still lives there, ters ; but alas ! he grows very old, and, I had power to make her do any thing.”—The says he was a man of very few words; that fear, can't last long; I would 'with all my Prince, who sat by the fire, said, “ Pray, he would sometimes be silent and thoughtheart, give ten years out of iny own life to madam, ask the Doctor a few more ques- ful for above a quarter of an hour together, prolong his if it could be done."-Upon tions."— Dean of Winton,
and look all the while almost as if he was secing us affected by what he had said ; he Monsieur de Montesquieu, the author of saying his prayers : but that when he did added : " that this was no great merit in the Persian Letters, is now with Lord Wal- speak, it was always very much to the purhim ; that ost of his fellow servants, he degrave, and is come to Engla with him : posc.- May 14, 1755.--Spence. believed, would be willing to do the saine: He says there are no men of true sense born The Duchess of Portsmouth, when she that the goodness of their master to them, any where but in England. - Mr. Brandreth. was in England in 1699, told Lord Chanceland the greatness of their affection for him, Monsieur de Voltaire says, that “ the En- lor Corper, that Charles the Second was was so remarkable and so well known, that glish plays are like the English puddings : poisoned at her house, by one of her foota friend of the Count's once said to him ; I nobody las any taste for them but them- men, in a dish of chocolate.-Dean Corper. don't know what it is you do to charm all the selves.”—Fanshau.
Mr. Pope was with Sir Godfrey Kneller people about you; but though you have two Mr. Pope said one day to Mr. Saville : "If one day, when his nepliew, a Guinca trader Inundred servants, I believe there is scarce I was to begin the world again, and knew came in. “ Nephew, (said Sir Go:lfrey), you any one of them that would not die to save just what I do now, I would never write have the honour of seeing the tiro greatest your life.”—That may be, (replied the a verse.”.
men in the world.”—" I don't know how Count), but I would not have any one of Reynolds of Excter, when at Eton, dream- great you may be, (said the Guinea-man), them die, to save it.'
ed that his father was dead, and that he was but I don't like your looks : I have often There was a God called Pennus, much walking in the mearlows very melancholy; bought a man, much better than both of you worshipped, on the great St. Bernard, some when a strange woman came up to him, who together, all muscles and bones, for ten remains of his temple, and I think of his told him that she was his mother, who died guineas."- Dr. Harburton. statue, are still to be seen there.—Count soon after he was born.-She said to him, What a singular book is “The business of Richa. [Pen signified high or chief. HenceYes, your father is dead, and your mother- the Saints in Heaven," by Father Lewis llenthe Alpes Pennina, and the Apennines in in-law has had too much influence over him: riquez : printed at Salamanca in 1631. He Italy. And with us the Pen up pen, near he has left all his property to the younger attempts to prove, in the twenty-second chapHigh Wycomb in Buckinghamshire: the old sons : but there is an estate which lié had no ter, That every saint shall hare his pärPennocrusium or Penkridge in Staffordshire: right to leave away from you: the writings ticular house in heaven ; and Christ a most Pendennis in Cornwall: Penmænmawr, and are in Mr. ......'s hands, go to him, and you inagnificent palace ! That there shall be many others in North Wales.-Spence. may recover it.”-Reynolds having no news large streets, and great piazzas, &c."-He
The side Oratories at St. Paul's were from home of this kind, soon forgot his says in the twenty-fourth chapter, that added to Sir Christopher Wren's original dream.. About a year after, he goes down there shall be a sovereign pleasure in design, by order of the Duke of York: who to his friends, and finds his father very well: kissing and embracing the bodies of the was willing to have them ready for the po- but he had been, at the very time of Rey: blest ; that there shall be pleasant baths, and pish service; when there should be occasion. nolds's dream, extremely ill, and recovered that they shall bathe themselves in cach -It narrowed the building, and broke in beyond expectation.— The friends, to whom others sight. That they shall swim like very much upon the beauty of the design. he related his dream, when he described to fishes ; and sing as melodiously as nightinSir Christopher insisted so strongly on the them the person of the woman who appeared gales, &c.”—He affirms, in the forty-seventh prejudice they would be of, that he actually to him, said they who had been well acquaint- chapter, “That the men and women shall shed some tears in speaking of it; but it was with her, could not have described his mo- delight themselves in masquerades, feasts, all in vain. The duke absolutely insisted ther's person more exactly. About a year and ballasis ;."--and in the fifty-eightli
, “That upon their being inserted, and he was after, his father fell ill again, died, and left all the angels shall put on women's habits, and obliged to comply.--Mr. Harding. to his younger children.–Upon this Rey appear to the saints in the dress of larlies,
There was a Lord Russell who, by living nolds's dream came again into liis mind : Ile with curls and locks, waistcoats and farlintoo luxuriously, had quite spoiled liis con- goes to the gentleinan named to him by his gales, &c.". Sce the “Moral practice of the stitution. He did not love sport, but used to mother in that vision, and finds that it is ex- Jesuits,” by the doctors of Sorbonne : it go out with his dogs every day, only to hunt actly as he had been told, recorers the estate has been translated into English, and pubfor an appetite. If he felt any thing of that, mentioned, and enjoys it at this day.— The lisherl in 1671.--Spence. he would cry out, “Oh, I have found it !” Dean of Christchurch, 1726.
Ambrose Philips was a neat dresser, and turn short 'round, and ride home again, Tonson and Lintot were both candidates very rain.—In a conversation between him, though they were in the midst of a fine chace. for printing some work of Dr. Young's. Congreve, Swift, and others, the discourse -It was this Lord, who, when he met a beg- He answered both their letters in the saine ran a good while on Julius Cæsar. After gar, and was entreated by him to give him morning, and in his hurry misdirected them. nany things had been said to the purpose, something, because he was almost famished -When Lintot opened that which came to Ambrose asked what sort of person they with hunger, called him “a happy dog !" and him, he found it begin, “ That Bernard Lin- supposed Julius Caesar was ? He was anenvied him too much to relieve.-Pope. tot is so great a scoundrel, that, &c.”- It swered, that from medals, &c., it appeared,
From what are designated Supple- must have been very amusing to have seen that he was a small inan, and thin-faced.mental Anecdotes from Mr. Spence's him in his rage, he was a great sputtering Now, for iny part, ” said Ambrose, “I fellow.—Dr Young.
should take him to have been of a lean make, Papers," and of later date, we select the following
Why do you refuse the wine to the laity?" pale complexion, extremely neat in his
-Why, in process of time it was found that dress ; and five feet seven inches high:” an Sir Isaac Newton, though he scarce ever there were several inconveniences in allowing exact description of Philips himself." Swift, spoke ill of any man, could hardly avoid it to them, (spilling the wine giving some who understood good breeding perfectly showing his contempt for virtuoso collectors offence, &c.) which our Saviour did not fore- well, and would not interrupt any body and antiquarians. - Speaking of Lord Pem- see, at the time of its institution : and so while speaking, let him go on, and when he broke once, he said, "let him have but a the church was forced to remedy it afterwards. had quite done, said; “ And I, Mr. Phillips, stone doll and he is satisfied. I can't imagine The Curé *, at his Bastide near Nice. should take him to have been a plump man, the utility of such studies : all their pursuits Sir Isaac Newton's house at Coldsworth just five feet five inches high: not very neatly are below nature.”—Fr. Chute.
is a handsome structure.- His study boarded dressed, in a black gown with pudding“How could the Duke of York make my round, and all jutting out. We were in the slettes." - Dr. Young. mother á papist ? ” said the Princess Mary room where he was born. Both of as mclan There is an interesting Appendix of