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ver be able to accomplish that. He is greatly ter our arrival, I prevailed on him to go to ing the House of Commons, which is the to be pitied, when the paroxysms of the the play-house, and see Garrick. Mrs. Gar- great scene of business.” gout come upon him ; for one suffers cruelly rick gave him her box, which much con " I saw to-day an Italian Abbé, and talked on these occasions ; but he has at least the cealed from the audience, but opposite to to him about the Court of Florence. He advantage over une of suffering without risk. that of the King and Queen; and their Ma- says that it has become a very disagreeable No villains will assassinate, him, no person jesties were privately informed, that they place, and that nothing can exceed the narhas an interest in murdering him.”
might there expect to see M. Rousseau. rowness of mind in the Archduke and ArchWe now select from two letters of Mr. When the hour came, he told me, that he duchess. That princess rubs off, with her Hume's to a friend of the same lady, the bad changed his resolution, and would not own hands, the paint and patches from the Marchioness de Brabantane, in which he not go: for—what shall I do with Sultan? That faces of the ladies, and makes them presents only speaks of his rupture with Rousseau, is the name of his dog. You must leave him of tippets to cover their bosoms. I beseech and relates some odd circumstances, but behind, said I. But the first person, replied you, never go to a place where you must be mentions public affairs, respecting which it he, who opens the door, Sultan will run into virtuous by constraint, lest you should take is interesting to see the opinion of so great the streets in search of ine, and will be lost. an inclination to become otherwise. You an authority.
You must then, said I, lock him up in your may, perhaps, be allowed, as ambassadress “ Lisle-street, Leicester-fields, 16th room, and put the key in your pocket
. from France, to keep your rouge ; but are of Feb. 1766.
This was accordingly done : but as we went you sure that you may not take a quarrel “ You have sometimes, dear Madam, been down stairs, the dog howled and made a with virtue, when you see it accompanied embarrassed between opposite opinions, with noise; his master turned back, and said he with so much folly and ridicule?
I heg my regard to the personal character of M. Rous- had not resolution to leave him in that con- compliments to Madame de Vierville, and seau : his enemies have sometimes made you dition; but I caught him in my arms and that you will believe me, with the greatest doubt of his sincerity; and you have been told him, that Mrs. Garrick had dismissed regard," &c. pleased to ask my opinion on this head. Af- another company in order to make room for În another letter Hume speaks of his conter having lived so long with him, and seen hiin; that the King and Queen were expect- testation, as having become matter of jest. him in a variety of lights, I am now better ing to see him; and without a better reason “ That affair is now so totally ridiculous, enabled to judge ; and I declare to you, that i than Sultan's impatience, it would be ridicu- that it can no longer give us the least shadov have never known a man more amiable and lous to disappoint them. Partly by these of anxiety. Agreeably to the licence of this more virtuous than he appears to me: he is reasons, and partly by force, 1 engaged him country, there has been a great deal of railmild, gentle, modest, affectionate, disinterest to proceed. The King and Queen looked lery on the incident, thrown out in the public and, above all, endowed with a sensibi- inore at him than at the players.
papers, but all against that unhappy man. lity of heart in a supreme degree. Were I “When I have proposed to him schemes There is even a print engraved of it: M. to seek for his faults, I should say, that they for enriching him, he has told me, that he Rousseau is represented as a Yahoo, newly consisted in a little hasty impatience, which, dreads the inconvenience of changing his caught in the woods ; I am represented as a as I am told, inclines him sometimes to say inanner of life; particularly, said he, I should farmer, who caresses him and offers him disobliging things to people that trouble him: be tempted, if I were richer, to take another some oats to eat, which he refuses in a rage; he is also too delicate in the commerce of servant, which, I know, is taking another Voltaire and D'Alembert are whipping him life: he is apt to entertain groundless suspi- master ; and I should in that case have my up behind ; and Horace Walpole making cions of his best friends, and his lively ima- will in nothing.
hím horns of papier maché. The idea is gination, working upon them, feigns chime “ The public here has taken a great inte- not altogether absurd.” ras, and pushes him to great extremes. I rest in M. Rousscau ; and though 'we are We nave no space for further extracts at have seen no instances of this disposition; now in the hottest time of our hottest fac- length ; a multitude of detached passages but I cannot otherwise account for the vio- tions, he is not forgot. Erery circumstance, might, however, still be quoted, as samples lent animosities which have arisen between the most minute, that concerns him, is put of the just reflections and good thoughts bim and several men of merit, with whom in the news papers. Unfortunately, one scattered through these pages. he was once intimately connected ; and day, he lost his dog : this incident was in the “Was, ever (says Hume, speaking of some who love him much have told me, that papers next morning. Soon after, I reco- Rousseau's freaks) any thing in the world it is difficult to live much with him, and pre- vered Sultan very surprisingly: this intelli- so unaccountable for the purposes of serve his friendship;, but for my, part, 1 gence was communicated to the public im- life and conduct, and society, a little good think I could pass all my life in his com- mediately, as a piece of good news. Hun- sense is surely better than all this genius, pany, without any danger of our quarrelling. dreds of persons have offered me their assist- and a little good humour than all this ex
“There is one circumstance, that renders ance to settle him; you would think that treme sensibility.” And Madame Boufflers him very amiable, and might serve to abate all the purses and all the houses of England makes this admirable reflection on the quarthe envy arising from his superior parts; were open to him. Did he understand the rel. “ The bands of friendship are entitled which is, that he is endowed with a singular language, he would live very happily in this to respect, even after they are rent asunder, simplicity of mamers, and is, indeed, a per- country. He is particularly pleased that and the mere semblance of this sentiment is fect child in the ordinary occurrences of life. nobody makes hiin speeches or compli- so likewise.". This quality, joined to his great sensibility of ments.”
The translations are faithfully executed, heart, inakes him be easily governed by those
29th Aug. 1766. and the whole work of a pleasing kind. who live with him; and his maid, in particu “We hear that you was much alarned in lar, has an uncontrouled authority over him. France with the prospect of war, upon Mr. Letters written for the Post and not for Shall I give you an instance ? He showed Pitt's being taken into the ministry. That the Press. London, 1820. 12mo. me the letter which he had received from apprehension was always without toundation; the Corsicans, in which he is invited to but now more than ever, on account of his come among them, to frame them a body of losing all his popularity, merely on account
With such a title it is hard to say how laws, and to be the Solon or Lycurgus of of his accepting a peerage. Of all the ca- these letters have issued from the press. this new commonwealth. He told me, that prices of the people, in all ages, never was Many of them certainly are more fit for he had once intended to comply with this any more ridiculous and surprising. Lord the intercourse of private correspondinvitation, but, on consulting Mademoiselle Chatham is as much detested as ever Mr. ence than for the experiment of publiLe Vasseur, he found she did not approve of Pitt was adored, without its being possible the journey ; upon which he laid aside all to assign any reason for this alteration. The licisms and mistakes; ex. gr. “ de pareils mal
* We may observe, that there are a few gal thoughts of it. ` His dog also has great in- folly, it is true, will probably pass in time; heurs,” (p. 190) is not accurately given, “s fluence with him ; of which I shall give you but this minister will never fully recover his milar misfortunos ; " - the meaning is, such an instance that may annuse you. Soon af- former consideration, on account of his lewy, misfortunes.
cation. In truth, we can hardly tell soothe what may be amiss, or to partake of I had not openly opposed this ; however, she what to make of them. Sometimes we what may be agreeable at the moment,—and conducted herself in a manner that showel fancied the writers were real flesh and you will judge which of these women have little partiality to her future daughter. All, blood Lady Lucy's, Lady S...'s, Mrs. dies who talk of their smothered feelings, marriage ; great and splendid were the pre
the best chance of happiness : and those la- however, went on till a few days before the H's. &c.; and really their insipidity always contrive to let enough escape to parations, and future happiness appeared and want of object justify the suspicion; prove to him she is doing so. A man who within their reach. The young people, as at other times we fancied we discerned is affectionate and kind-hearted must feel usual, were separated for the last two days : some glimpses of meaning and design. this ; and do you suppose he will be the one hardly dare glance at the feelings with At last we closed the book, as wise in more attached to her after she has made him which they parted, to meet again in the hapthese respects as when we opened it. feel he has hurt her? By so doing, she piest union; love and hope blinding them to
lessens himn in his own eyes, and he will na- all future chances against the completion of On the whole we may say, that if genu- turally feel less happy in her society, than their happiness. The evening before the ine, the letters are hardly worth being with those who treat him with sıniles and marriage day, Count P.'s mother came to diverted from their original destination consideration; which, probably, he has only his house, newly prepared for his bride, and and purpose; and if of literary manu to step into his carriage, and find in half a said, it had been resolved the marriage facture, the author has miscalculated dozen well-lighted rooms, open to receive all should take place on that night, privately, io the measure of public curiosity, and husbands under similar feelings during the spare his lovely Rosalie's feelings, as she greatly overlaid what was entertaining has such cause of complaint :"-cause or no all should be ready, and at an hour she
“But no one there shrunk from the public solemnity, and that with what is unintelligible and insigni- cause, we must manage husbands as they named, he would be called for by the father. ficant. A hundred pages of tolerable
are, not as they ought to be, when we meet Accordingly, every thing was so arranged, matter are not a sufficient passport for with such; and there are endless ways by and the young man was conducted to church, four hundred of slip-slop, capital letters, which women, through their own folly, con- his carriage following his supposed fatherand dashes.
dense the cloud into a storm, which they in-law. At the altar, which was dimly lightThe letters are from Scotland, Wales, might by one cheerful ray of good feeling, ed, stood his mother and the bride, covered Italy, &c.; and, leaving the others for the
have dispelled at first; but this implies by a very thin silver tissue veil; and the cepost, we select two of the fittest for the little more self-discipline than, I imagine, remony proceeded. The youth, whose
thoughts were fixed on his present happipress; the first as a sensible epistle, and the your friend has ever put in practice. last as the vehicle of a singular story.
“ I fear, on looking over this, my pre-ness, and engrossed by the service, distin
scription inay not be very palatable; but guished no one, and received his wife in full “ Lady S. to Lady T.
unless you prove to ine she is willing to take confidence. Silent she was, but tranquil ;
Naples. No date.the bitter with the sweet, I can have nothing and his mother carried her home : all the “I am truly sorry, my dear child, for the more to do with her.
cortège parted; and he followed to his own picture you give me of your young friend's “ I wish I could fill your conservatory, house, there to unveil the treasure of his married discomforts. I cannot, you know, my dear, froin hence, such profusion of all heart. He found the saloon illuminated, judge under what views she changed her si- those flowers you delight in are lavished upon and his brother and sister, who on some tuation; hut such disappointments are inore every peasant's dwelling here: yet there is pretence had been kept absent from the ceoften to be attributed to overstrained ideas a sort of mockery in this ; for the wretched reinony, seemingly, waiting in impatience of what marriage ought to be, and soune ro- state of those who breathe “perfume in with his mother beside the bride. The doors mance as to our own powers of conferring every gale,” might lead me to follow the closed after hiin, and his mother withdrew perfect happiness, than to the reality of the inoral strain beyond what you would find the veil, and discovered to him that his wife evils she su feelingly disclosed. You must ainusing: Adieu."
was a beautiful idiot, whose large estates not be offended if I say your friend appeared
“Lady S. to Lady T.
she had long coveted, and had taken this to mne to have inore sensibility than sense ;
Naples, October, 18 most wicked manner of obtaining for her and having been considered what is called a “ I mentioned, my dear daughter, that I family. The anguish that followed brought beauty, I am not prepared to bestow all the got the particulars of a most romantic and him to the gates of death, and the loss of compassion you do upon her present discon- interesting history lately, and I only now reason had nearly been the price at which tents: but since you desire to have her upon have found leisure to write them down for she gained the success of a plan, truly diathe list of my patients, I shall prescribe to you. When in public with the Marchioness bolical. His sister, a most amiable creature, the best of iny power. I must first say, of S---, I had seen her frequently address soothed him, at last
, into submission to lis then, when her husband comes home ruffled a very pleasing, fine young woman, whose hard fate, after finding no means were left to by some circumstance he has met with in the name and rank I knew, but nothing more ; set him free. Of the mother and idiot I say world, and she flies up with a kiss, which and she said she wished I should be better nothing; he never saw either, I believe, she finds not very tenderly receiver, she acquainted with her before she told me her from that hour : public hatred followed both, must be content to be called a " fond fool,” history. She was reserved, but had a mild you may suppose, though one only could or to keep her kisses till a better opportui- sort of quiet melancholy in her manner, that be called guilty. Rosalie's fate, I believe, nity. Going to her room to cry is childish; attracted me very much ; and you shall now has drawn more tears than any event in real a man of sense will soon tire of that trick: learn the cause. I am not at liberty to give life ever did in Naples. Public proof was and all the rose-water you tell me she em- her full naine, so you must be satisfied with brought her father, next morning, of the ploys to wash her eyes to make her“ decent her being called 'Rosalie, after her Saint. marriage, but, it was added, the bridle being for dinner,” would be better employed She was the daughter of one of the first vpiled, her name was not known. Enraged, in brushing up those pretty ringlets of hers; houses in this country, and brought into the as you may conceive, he carried his daughter which, if they adorn the smiling looks he world with every advantage, having been in silence) to his villa, and there, I underused to find before her marriage, will sooner educated at home, and under a very amiable stand, with more of tenderness than might restore his cheerfulness, than all the parade mother, who, unfortunately, died when she have been expected from luis stern character, she makes of smothered feelings. Don't, was only fifteen. Her father had selected a unfolded what he deemed the treachery of iny dear, be taken in by all this stuff. Com- youth for her partner in life every way wor- her lover, The death-blow to all her happare the difference of a sensible woman re-thy of her; and, what seldom happens, the piness was such, as her most interesting ceiving her husband in good humour or bad, young people were allowed to form an at-countenance proves, fifteen years cannot efwithout teasing him with silly questions tachment before marriage, hy a considerable face ; and, for a couple of years, life seemed about what he is resolved sbe shall not know, degree of intimacy. The young Count's held by a very slender thread. That a young and having temper and understanding to mut: er was a high, violent character, but woman should remain unmarried out of a
ligence as a relief from the bitterness of her mind; and, as his verse flows easily in the When the sky is black above, and the billows
convent, is a thing unknown; and her vast and her family. Adieu: my blessing ever | ---High are our first aspirings; and we deem possessions made her father anxiously desire attend you.
The heirs of Fame must more than mortal seem, to see her married, before the fatal truth
“ Yours truly."
The Poet be a demi-god, and rise was marle known to her, as the sacredness There are soine odd blunders in the vo: Then, oh! how ardently we long to soar
Beyond this grosser frame's infirmitics ; of sorrow had kept aloof all intruders, and lume-perhaps typographical. A fare:vell Immortal flights, as they have done before ; her father resolved she should return to the evening in Scotland is called a joy (p. 29) To share a kindred spirit, and to shine world under the protection of a husband. instead of foy, the origin of which in the Like those our admiration holds divine ! How this was brought about, may be ac- French foyer, fireside, (where such enter-1 –And though experience, with severer eyes, counted for by those who know the state of tainments are given) is very obvious ; and a May make us wretched ere it make us wise, society here. All she desired, when she
young lady (p. 111) writes, that she has all Yet still through life we foudly turn to dwell found her father's will must be obeyed, was the weighty affairs of the tonsure of her on all the guiltless heart bath lov'd so well. a full explanation of her situation to the friend on the eve of marriage to attend to, The conclusion breathes the fervour so Marquis , whom she married.
which we confess we cannot comprehend at generally felt by Englishmen, who have been Thus, my dear, was this tragedy brought all,—that being a Vestal, and not a Nuptial, long absent from their native land, and to the most trying scene—the discovery of preparation.
learnt better how to prize it than those who her lover's innocence, after she herself was Upon the whole, the gist of these letters, remain at home. another's. The Marquis undertook this; if they have any, is not obvious enough ; O, for the hour when I shall press thy shore, he is a cold character, but to her appeared and though pleasantly written, they are de- For ne'er, my country! will I leave thee more! sincerely attached.
fective in striking materials for general re- No yearly pestilence infects 'hy air ! “I have worked my way thus far, my lish.
No murd'rous Indian yells his war-whoop there! dear daughter, to show you human nature
But legal pow'r o'er lawless might prevailsunder quite a new light. Rosalie was now America, and other, Poems. Liverpool. And, warring with the world, thyself at rest,
Wealth crowns thy cities, and content thy vales, only nineteen, when this hardest part of her and London, 1820. 12mo. pp. 72. trial was appointed her : but the effects were
Thy sons are honour'd, and thy daughters blest, quite different from what might have been a rather pleasing composition, descriptive of
The largest poem in this small volume is
The minor poems are pretty. We reprint looked for ; the cup of misery appeared to
two as instances. have overflowed, and she received the intel- the author's feelings while travelling in Ame
rica. These feelings do honour to his furmer pangs; and, grateful for his faith, Goldsmith fashion, though not of the Gold- and between the foaming swells we are lab'ring
white below, shę owned it was wisely done to place new smith stamp, there is nothing to challenge duties before her, ere she was acquainted critical animadversion. The picture is very When waves they roar beneath us, and thunders
to and fro; with his share in their mutual misery: this different in colouring from that drawn by roll o'er head, proved a greatness of mind, which she has Moore: we select a passage as a specimen; so think ye not, ye Landsmen, it is a scene of never deviated from since. and, as it relates to the sea voyage across
dread? Once, and only once, they met in pri- the Atlantic
, we may be accused of as invete- But dreadful tho'it be, it cannot us appal, vate society, and she requested only her fa- rate punning as the man who lost a wager For we trust Affection pours herpray'rs, and
Mercy hears them all. such a woman, what must have been the seeing a fellow in the pillory, when he had When the ship is on her beams, and the masts effect upon all present. She clasped bim to laid å bet that he would not be guilty of a Or, to 'scape the whelming surge, we are lash'd her heart, and wept in his arms; then turned to her husband, and said to Count P., ‘To "Tis a dull life, when, day succeeding day,
upon the deck; this generous inan we owe this indulgence; Before us lies, a dark and watery way:
When night is closing fast, and no hope of suc. kneel with ine, and swear it is the last inter. The spirit sinks in languor when the eye
O thiuk ye not, ye Landsmen, it is a scene of course we shall ever have together.' Has gaz'd for weeks upon the sea and sky,
fear? “You may believe this noble woinan's And the frail bark that bears us seems a lone But fearful tho'it be, yet it cannot us appal, example won him to follow her upright And trembling object in a world unknown. For we trust Affection pours her pray’rs, and views; and, I am told, at no moment of And though, at times, with conquer'd danger's Mercy hears them all. their lives, during those years, has that vow
But see the morn approaching, a vessel heaves ever been broken: in public they meet, but Our bosoins swell as o'er the waves we ride,
in sight, the life of each is exemplary. She fills the Watching the gleaming billow, or the sail statiou of a wife and mother to perfection, Still there's a drowsy sameness, and we feel
The waves are sinking to a calm, the breezes That spreads in silvery whiteness to the gale,
they are light! and is rewarded by the respect of her hus. Ils derp oppression o’er existence steal ;
She marks our waving signal, and swiftly bearband, and all her society. There is an ele- And the heart leaps , when bursts the cry of
eth down, vated character in her sorrows and self “ LAND!"
The red-cross is her flag, and her country is command, that attracts my veneration : and, Tho' barren rock it prove, or burning sand.
our own! as to him, I do think one of her most severe
With pleasure, then, ye Landsmen, our dan.
The following is also a fair exampleand secret pangs must be to read in his faded
gers we recall, form, and fine dejected countenance, what | That all the mind in youth's romantic glow,
And oh! how sick’ning to our hopes, to know For we feel Affection pour'd her pray'rs, and he has suffered. To me, all the penance Warm from the tales of Greece and Rome, be
Mercy heard them all! that superstition could invent, or romance liev'd,
ELEGIAC STANZAS, ever dictated, falls short of this existence : Was but a splendid vision that deceiy'd;
Written on the approach of Winter. but in all sorrois being shared, and virtu. That man, however call’d, wherever plac'd,
Bare are the boughs where clust'ring foliage grew,
And loud the chilling winds howl o'er the ous, there must be support; and this, truly, Still grov'lling lingers with an earthward taste,
plain; she merils and obtains. In England, much and nations, individuals--slaves or free,
The hedge-row shines no more with morning's feeling would be given to the husband; but, Are but a mass of pride and misery.
dew, I suppose, there is not in Naples a man whó Nor this the only morning-dream we knew,
But hangs, in gath'ring drops, the heavy rain. has better reason to think well of his wife,
That fades in sadness, or that proves untrue: and he chose the lot for himself, when he Are love's fond hopes more happy? Ev'n to- Another summer of my youth is gone,
Nor left a trace to say it once was mine : could not foresee it was to end so well. “ The idiot and mother both live, no one And hearts, now bright in young affection's Rapture's warm sigh may end in tears of sorrow, In foliy spent its golden hours have flown,
Or idly lost at pleasure's glittering shrine. knows where. Count P. married his sister bloom,
I fondly hop'd to seek the classic page, to a Venetian, and devotes his time to her ] So soon be wrapt in coldness or the tomb! Of woo stern Science in her peaceful cell :
-Stịll meaner thoughts each passing day en. preceding works on Chelsea and Fulham, laneous nature of the volume, we extract a gage,
have blazoned his name as a very diligent and few passages. Sir Isaac Newton, it is well And ev'n neglected lies the Muse's shell.
pleasing writer in this way, and the present known, died in Kensington: the particulars Yet dreamt I once to form some lofty strain publication is of a character equally amusing of this event are thus related from the MSS.
Might bid my mem'ry live beyond the tomb: There are, to be sure, many episodes, which of his nephew, Mr. Conduit.
And seeks the shadowy glen's inspiring gloom; survey, whatever; and perhaps one fourth of He was in his person of middle stature, Or, stretch'd upon some mountain's craggy the volume might be lopped away without latterly inclined to corpulency. His eyes steep,
injustice to Kensington. Still however the were lively and piercing, and his aspect graHe views the dark’ning scene that spreads compilation is consistent, and the original cious. In his diet he was temperate and around,
matter various. Such productions offer abstemious, but observed no particular regiAnd hears, while bending o'er the foaming deep, little for detailed remark. There is a good men and he enjoyed uninterrupted health
Unearthly voices swell the tempest's sound. account of Holland House, and antiquities until within five years of his death, when he 'Tis his to bid the spirit fly from earth,
and the arts generally have their fair share became afflicted with the stone. And join the seraph-forms of Fancy's sky; of consideration.
“In January 1725, he was attacked by To give cach warmest, wildest feeling birth Love's throbbing pulse, or Pity's melting sigh. written Chenesiton : in a Charter of Henry 1 lungs, when he was persuaded to take a
In the Domesday. Book, Kensington is a violent cough and inflammation of thic No feeble effort ever gain'd the meed
Chensnetuna, and at subsequent periods, house in Orbell's Buildings, Kensington, That crowns the honour'd sage or gifted bard ; Kensitune, Kinsintuna, Kensintuna, and where he had, in his eighty-fourth year, a To sleepless nights the laurel is decreed,
Kensington. Chenesi was a proper name: fit of the gout : after which he was visibly And but a life can gain the bright reward.
a person so called held the manor of Huish, better than he had been for some years, reAnd what avails the high aspiring mind ? The wrcath of glory binds an aching brow; Confessor ; so that perhaps this place may of the place.*
Somersetshire, in the reign of Edward the ceiving great benefit from the air and quiet Nor can the breast its promis'd pleasure find,
“In the latter end of February, 1726-7. Though thousands praise, or realms in ho have been originably Chenesi Tun, or the Town of Chenesi.
his attendance on the Royal Society, and the 0, seek not Fame! The heart to Nature true,
In the Hall of Holland House is the mo- fatigue he incurred in making some visits in In moral independence may aspire
del of Westmacott's statue of Charles Fox, London, brought his old complaint of the To joys not disappointment can subdue,
on the north side of Blooinsbury Square ; stone, violently upon him, and Dr. Mead, Nor want can lessen, nor indulgence tire. upon which Lord John Russell has inscribed and Cr. Cheselden, being called in, gave no
He continued to As sweetly breathes the charter'd minstrel's the following elegantly complimentary lines. hopes of his recovery. strain
Search History's page, there, reader! you will suffer frequent and violent fits of pain, with When but Affection listens to the lay,
very short intermissions, without complaint, As when its tones the World's applauses gain, The best memorial of a Fox's mind :
or shewing the least signs of peevishness or And tutor'd crowds their artless tribute pay.
Behold the form--the sculptor's graphic art impatience. On Saturday morning, the 18th Then, 0! for some sequester'd depth of shade, Yet ask you still the charms which all subdued;
Has here preserved his weaker mortal part; of March, he read the newspaper, and held Some calm retreat to fond attachments dear; Go walk up stairs, and see that charm renewid. all his senses perfect, but that crening at
a long discourse with Dr. Nead, and hard Where, Nature's grateful worship warmly paid, May pass in guiltless ease the changing year
Among the Virtuoso possessions of the six, and the following day, he was insensible, There to green vale or leafy wilderness,
nobleman thus handsomely eulogized, Mr. and died on Monday the the 20th March, At dewy morn, my lonely steps be sped, Faulkner mentions
between one and two o'clock in the inornMusic's sweet voice the social evening bless, “Specimens of all the types in the Vatican ing.”
And night devote me to th' immortal dead. Library, printed in the Propaganda press, From the sublime to the ridiculous is but
a step :--At Campden House The struggling spirit to a higher sphere,
“ The music of the 'Olimpiade,' an opera “À remarkable caper tree in the garden, My life be pass'd; and if remote from praise, of Metastasio, well authenticated to have mentioned by Mr. Lysons, was standing till
Free from each anxious toil, or guilty fear. been transcribed by J. J. Rousseau, when the winter of 1799. It had endured the Calm, even as the ocean when at rest
that extraordinary man procured his liveli- open air of this climate, for more than a (And scarce by summer's breath its surface hood by copies of this kind. The band century. Miller speaks of it in the first curl'd)
writing is so beautiful that it resembles cop- edition of his dictionary. It was sheltered Beneath the moon's mild beam, its tranquil perplate engraving
from the north, having a south-east aspect, breast Reflects the image of a brighter world.
“Four volumes of MS. Plays of Lope de and though not within the reach of any artifi
Vega, the first containing three plays in his cial heat, it produced fruit erery year." The author mentions, in a preface, that own hand writing, with the original license “In the year 1904 a duel took place in the his life is of an active kind; and he is, we are of the censor."
meadows situated to the west of Holland informed, a Liverpool merchant. Such re Three original letters of Petrarch are also House. Upon the spot where Lord Camellaxations as these must tend greatly 10 refine, in Lord Holland's library.
ford fell, an antique Roman altar has been and elevate, as well as to relieve and charm A Major Codd, residing in Parson's Yard, erected by Lord Holland. On the base, the hurry of busy pursuits.
Kensington, is spoken of as the possessor of which is modern, is engraven the following
a fine private collection of pictures, includ-inscription, in allusion to the fatal transacKENSINGTON.
ing the great masters Domenichino, Albano, tion:
A. Veronese, Schidone, Caravagio, Corregio, History and Antiquities of Kensington, M. Angelo, and Raffael. The three last *"I was on Sunday night, the 7th of March,
interspersed with Biographical Anec- mentioned 'are, a Leda and Nymphs ; the 1724-5, at Kensington, with Sir Isaac Newto!, dotes, &c. &c. By Thomas Faulkner, Fall of the Titans
, 15 in. by 9; and st. Pe in his lodgings, just after he was come out of a Author of the Historical Accounts of ter and St. John, 14 in. Wy ü. A list of fit of the gout, which he had had in both his Chelsea and Fulham. London, 1820. Lord Ennistore's select and superb collec: his age, he was better after it, and had his lealth 8vo. pp. 624.
tion, at his house in the Gore, is given. It clearer, and memory stronger than I had known
is rich in Venetian and Flemish, as well as him then for some years." There is an amusing gossipy character in British masters. The pictures in Kensington
April 15th, 1726. these parochial histories, which renders them Palace are also catalogued :-several of them
“I passed the whole day with Sir Isaac alone, very agreeable reading; and, especially to are in the Exhibition now open at the Bri- at his lodgings, Orbel's Buildings, Kensington. persons resident within the bouurls, they are tish Gallery.
which was the last time I saw hini. He tolline interesting and curious. Mr. Faulkner's As a further example of the very uniscelthen that he was born on Christma, ay, 1612.
other great affairs for the good of the Com- | from me, I APPEAL TO Rollo, the founder pls. MAN. voro monwealth.”
and father of our nation, who though dead, DISCORDIAM
It is in this manner that Mr. Faulkner lives in his laws. I take refuge in those DEPRECAMUR.
conducts us over the parish of Kensington: laws, owning no authority above them.' “ The horse on which Mr. Best rode to and we are sure that our readers, at least “This bold speech, uttered in presence of the place of hostile ineeting, had been won in that charming vicinity of the metropolis, the departed king's own son, Prince Henry, by that good shot from his Lordship, in a will be much gratified with the perusal of his afterwards King Henry I. wrought its effect; contest at a mark with pistols; thus verify- researches.
the Ha-Ro was respected; the man had ing the classic adage, εχθρωνάει δωρον αδωγον" in
compensation made him for his wrongs, allusion to the belt of Ajax and the sword of The Percy Anecdotes. Part IX. Justice. and all opposition ceasing, the dead king Hector."
was laid in his grave. “Opposite to St. George's Hospital at
"* In the life of William the conqueror, in Hyde Park corner,stood a large fort, with four
This is the continuation of the little public the Harleian collection, the incident is thus bastions, which formed one of the many cation which we have before noticed favour-related :fung up in the year 1642. It is incredible ably, as a neat and pleasing collection of "• When the bishop had finished his serwith what speed the citizens threw a ram- anecdote and remark. The former are mon, one Anselm Fitz-Arthur stood up part of earth all round the city and suburbs wel! chosen, and the latter generally unob- among the multitude, and with a high voice of London, strengthened with batteries and jectionable. It might perhaps add to the said, This ground whereupon we stand, redoubts at proper intervals. This was oc- interest, were the works quoted whence they was some time the floor of my father's house, casioned by the alarm of an attack from the are derived ; but perhaps the editors would which that man, of whom you have spoken, royal army. Men, women, and children, lose their claim to originality by that course. when he was Duke of Normandy, took vioassisted by thousands. The active part We transcribe a page or tivo as exemplary of lently from
any father, and afterwards foundwhich the fair sex took in the work, is ad- the present Number, which has for its fron. ed thereon
this religious building. This inmirably
described by the inimitable author of tispiece a well-engraved portrait of Lord justice he did not by ignorance or oversight, Hudibras, who (says he), Eldon.
nor by any necessity of state; but to content * March'd rank and file , with drum and ensign, of Normandy,
a custom prevailed in that challenge this ground as my right; and do
“ Clameur de Haro.- In the time of Rollo his own covetous desire : now therefore I do 'T'entrench the city for defence in; Rajs'd rampiers with their own soft hands,
country, that in all cases of invasion of pro- here charge you, as you will answer it before To put the enemy to stands :
perty, or personal violence, requiring iinme- the fearful face of Almighty God, that the From ladies down to oyster wenches,
diate remedy, the party aggrieved called body of the spoiler be not covered with the Labour'd like pioneers in trenches,
aloud on the name of the duke three seve-earth of my inheritance. Fal'n to their pick axes and tools,
ral times, and the aggressor was instantly, “• When the bishops and noblemen that And help'd the men to dig like moles.'
at his peril, to forbear attempting any thing were present heard this, and understood by “Another similar rampart stood upon the farther. The words of this invocation form the testimony of many that it was true, they site of the present Mount Street, and from a phrase still common in Jersey. Ha Ro à agreed to give him three pounds presently which it took its namne.
Puide, mon prince! Aa, or Ha, is the ex- for the ground that was broken for the place “ Moderate Intelligencer, 26 April to 3d claination of a person suffering ; Ho, is the of burial; and for the residuc which was May, 1654.-Hyde Park, May 1. This day Duke Rollo's name abbreviated. Such is claimed, they undertook he should be fully there was the hurling of a great ball, by fifty that famous Clameur de Haro, which sub- satisfied. This promise was performed in a Cornish gentlemen on the one side, and fifty sisted in practice long after Rollo was no short tiine after by Henry, the king's son, on the other : one party played in red caps and more, and is so much praised by all who who only (of his sons) was present at the futhe other in white. There was present, have written on the Norman laws. neral ; at whose appointment Fitz-Arthur his Highness the Lord Protector, many of “A memorable example of the power of received for the price of the same ground, “his Privy Council, and divers eminent gen- this appeal was exhibited about one hundred one hundred pounds.' tlemen, to whose view was presented great and seventy years after Rollo's death, at the “Corrupt Influence.-The practice of priagility of body, and most neat and exquisite funeral of William the Conqueror. vately influencing judges concerning causes wrestling, at every meeting of one with the “ It seems that in order to build the great before them, prevailed even in remote times other, which was ordered with such dexte- abbey of St. Stephen at Caen, where he de- of supposed simplicity. Hesiod, who had rity, that it was to show more the strength, sired 10 be interred after his decease, the a troublesome law-suit with his brother Pervigour, and nimbleness of their bodies, than conqueror had caused several houses to seus, inveighs strongly against it; he calls to endanger their persons. The ball they be pulled down to enlarge the area, and the Bæotian judges, devourers of presents. played witball, was silver, and designed for anong them one whose owner had received “ In England it was the established usage, that party which did win the goal.
no satisfaction for his 1088. The son of this to pay fines for delaying proceedings, even Several proceedings of State affairs, person (others say the person himself), ob- affecting the defendant's life ; at other times 27th April to 4th May, 1654.
serving the grave of William to be dug on they were paid to expedite process, and to “ Monday, 1st May, 1654.—This day was that very spot of ground which had been the obtain right; and in some cases the parties more observed by peoples going a maying, site of his father's house, went boldly into litigant, offered part of what they might rethan for divers years past, and indeed much the midst of the funeral assemblage, and for. cover, to the crown, as a bribe for its favour. sin committed by wicked ineetings with fid- bade them, in the name of Rollo, to bury Madox mentions many instances of fines for dlers, drunkenness, ribaldry, and the like; the body there.
the king's favour,' and particularly of the great resort came to Hyde Park, many hun “ Paulus Æmylius, who relates the story, Dean of London's paying twenty marks to dreds of rich coaches and gallants in attire, says that he addressed himself to the com- the king, that he might assist him against but most shameful powdered hair men, and pany in these words :
the bishop in a law-suit. painted and spotted women, some men play. " • He who oppressed kingdoms by his “The county of Norfolk (always repreed with a silver ball, and soine took other arms, has been my oppressor also, and has sented as a litigious county, in so much, recreation.
kept me under a continual fear of death. that the number of attories allowed to prae“But his Highness the Lord Protector Since I have outlived him who injured 'ıne, Itise in it, was limited by a statute of Henry went not thither, nor any of the Lords mean not to acquit him now he is dead. The VI., to eight) paid an annual composition at of the Council, but were busie about the ground wherein you are going to lay this man the exchequer, that it might be fairly dealt great affairs of the Commonwealth, and is mine; and I affirm, that none may in jus- with. among other things had under consultation tice, bury their dead in ground which be “Daniel asserts, that the influence of Alice how to advance irade for the good of the longs to another. If, after he is gone, force Pierce was so great, that she used to sit on people with all speed that might be, and and violence are still used to detain my right the bench with the judges in Westminster