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FOR MARCH, 1810.

A Pew Series.

CONTAINING

A NEW SYSTEM OF BOTANY,

BY

DR. THORNTON;

AND

A SERIES OF ORIGINAL MUSIC,

BY MR. HOOK.

EMBELLISHMENTS. }. An Elegant PortRAIT of the HonOURABLE MRS. DAMER. 2. Three WHOLE-LENGTI FIGURES in the FASIONS of the Season, COLOURED. 3. An ORIGINAL SONG, set to Music for the Harp and Piano-forte; composed exclu.

sively for this Work, by Mr. Hook. 4. Two eleg:int and new PATTERNS for NEEDLE-Work.

CONTENTS

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS. BEAUTIES OF THE BRITISH POETS.

TRIOUS LADIES. The Honourable Mrs. Damer.....

115

MILTON.
Paradise Lost. Book 111. (continued)..... 17

ib.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. Hymenæa in search of a Husband .......116 Persian Letter from Muley Cid Sadi, one Explanation of the Prints of Fashion ....145

of the Secretaries of his Excellency General Observations on the most approved the Persian Ambassador in London, to Fashions for the Season

Osman Cali Beg, his friend at Ispahan..119|| MONTHLY MISCELLANY.-Including VaHistory of the Olucastle family

122 rieties Literary, Critical, and Histori. A full explanation of the Science of

cal....

.......147 Botany; by Dr. Thornton

INCIDENTS--Occuring in and near Lon. Maxims for the Conduct of Life; extracted don, interesting Marriages, &c. .......132

from the works of Sir Mathew Hale.... 136|| PROVINCIALS. - Including Remarkable The Mysterious Guests....

Occurences, Deaths and Marriages in A Completion of the Prophecies with re- the several Counties of Great Britain, spect to the Papal Power, from the re

&c. &c.

....155 cent acts of Bonaparte. ..

142| Supplementary Advertisements for the

Month.

130

...140

LONDON:
PRINTED BY AND FOR JOHN BELL, PROPRIETOR OF THE WEEKLY NESSENGER,

SOUTHAMPTON-STREET, STRAND, APRIL ),

1810.

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LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉE;

FOR

MARCH, 1810.

A NEW SERIES,

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

OF

ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES.

The Third Pumber.

THE IIONOURABLE MRS. DAMER.

If we take the most comprehensive || the talents with which Heaven has endowed survey of elegant and fashionable life, her,-than Mrs. Damer. whether we look amongst that order which This lady is the niece of the celebrated is not less eminent for rauk than conspicu. Horace Walpole, the last Earl of Orford, ous for the brilliant example which it af- from whom she derived a very considerfords to society, or whether we selectable fortune, and is now the owner of his amongst those who, whilst they move in beautiful villa, Strawberry-bill. Mrs. the splendid walks of fashion, consider it || Damer was chiefly educated under the su. their prime distinction to cultivate the perintendance of her uncle, and much of purest taste in morals, and to direct their ) the elegant taste, and refined knowledge, talents to the most refined and elegant pur- / which she is known to possess, was of course suits of the human understanding, -in a obtained under his tuition. Mrs. Damer, word, whether we select from the glitter- we believe, has frequently appeared ing throng of nobility, o from the peacefui | amongst her friends in the character of an and sober assemblies of middle life, we authoress, but she has not hitherto made should find it difficult, perhaps impossible, any of her writings public. to discover a female who has conferred This lady has long been in the widowed more distinction upon ber rank in society, state, and, if we mistake not, has no family and who bas employed to better purposes living.

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