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temps si court, si précieux sans réflexion.” The ennuyé is, in fact,
eternally flying from himself to externals, and he is only displeased
with them, because he attributes to them the fault which is in himself.

But however well Pascal understood the appearances of the disease,
that he was mistaken in attributing it to the fall of man I am the more
inclined to think, because, of all mankind, those who bear the largest
portion of the common curse pronounced on the species, and, in the
force of the term, get their bread in the sweat of their brow, are the
least liable to this affliction. Although there are too many who

pre: fer living by the most profligate corruption, and who think honest industry "a devilish bore,yet I never knew a single instance in which one of these sturdy beggars among the great were obliged to buckle too, without a speedy cure of his habitual ennui.

It assuredly was a very ill-natured turn of Dame Nature's to force this malady into the company of riches and pleasures, and thus to damp the joys of "the higher classes of society ;” driving the educated and the noble to seek the

company of the very lowest and worst part of the community-black-legs, dog-fighters, jacko-maccako men, cock ers, &c. &c. and compelling them to throw overboard their superfluities in order to lighten the vessel, and to dissipate the enormous wealth, which prevents them from enjoying one moment of satisfaction.,

There are, indeed, who think this distribution of Providence has for its object the equalizing the condition of the species, and abating the envy of the poor. But notwithstanding the instance of the French epicure, who, when a mendicant told him he was hungry, replied, “Ah! le coquin heureux, que je le porte envie," I can never consent to put these two cases upon an equality, nor be brought to believe that a "fat sorrow and a lean one" are quite on a par. Ennui, it is true, drove Alexander the Great to India, and Poverty has often sent a vast many persons to the same place, which in both instances has produced a great deal of bloodshed and robbery :-and so far things are pretty much on the square. But who ever heard of Poverty's making a man get tipsy with his mistress and set fire to Persepolis? Who ever knew Poverty offer a reward for the discovery of new pleasures ? Was Poverty ever reduced to kill flies? or (coming nearer to home) did Poverty ever make a man walk a thousand miles in a thousand hours, or ride 150 miles, walk twenty, and kill forty brace of birds, all within the narrow compass of one natural day?

Aurum (says Horace) perrumpere amat saxa:" but though many an honest fellow is glad to get his living by breaking stones, I never hoard of one poor enough to take a pleasure in the operation.

Bene est cui Deus obtulit

Parca quod satis est manu,-
The poor have the best of it. “ Potemkin, first minister of Russia,
the favourite of his sovereign, covered with glory, loaded with riches
and ribands, and sated with pleasures, was disgusted with every
thing, because he had enjoyed every thing. On one day, he envied
the peaceable dignity of a bishop, and left his ministerial concerns to
embark in the disputes of the Greek church ; on another, he sighed
for retirement and monkish tranquillity. Then again, he formed pro-
jects for making himself Duke of Courland, or King of Poland. In

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the bosom of peace he meditated war, and in the camp his whole desire was peace. Fatigued with honours, yet jealous of rivals, he was always bored with what he did, and always regretted what he did not attempt.'

What a picture! Can workhouses and hospitals afford its equal ? “ Con cio sia cosa che,(as the Italians with a laconic brevity express themselves) that all the world complains of ennui, all the world, nevertheless, envies the unfortunate fortunates who are the most subject to the malady. The reason is obvious : all the world can see the glittering of the star, but none but the owner can know the dreary solitude of the heart that beats under it. Those who go but " once in a way" to a play or an opera, dine only now and then well at a lord mayor's feast, or visit the Park only on some very fine Sunday, have no conception of the “bore" of faring sumptuously every day, or of the ennui of being forced to listen night after night to the same music. They see not the two demons of bile and calomel drugging the voluptuary's malachatuuni soup with insipidity; they know not the disgust of " that eternal bore—the eternal Rotten-row."

To endure ennui well, it requires to be bred to the trade. The most intolerably “bored" of all ennuyés are the nouveaux riches. When the snug, warm citizen realizes his gains, and, lodging his plumb securely in the stocks, retires to ease and rurality, he at once becomes the most wretched of human beings; and, unless, his ciderant clerks and successors let him sometimes into their counting-house, to inspect their balance, or he can contrive to slip into town and “ see how things are going on upon 'Change,” 'tis ten to one that in the first twelvemonth he joins his carp in his own fish-pond, or hangs himself up under the shade of his own horse-chesnut. Thus it comes to pass, that to endure ennui is a mark of dignity; and though it is no longer the fashion to be “gentlemanlike and melancholy," yet eternal listlessness and yawning are affected as the supreme “ bon ton" of the su. preme bon genre :” and every social affection, every human passion is discarded, in order to arrive at that pitch of selfishness, necessary to be perfectly" bored.” For Delille has well observed of the egotist,

“ Le moi de lui fait le centre du monde,

Mais il en fuit le tourment et l'ennui.” Upon this subject of ennui much remains to be said: but “ malheur à lui qui dit tout ce qu'il sçait.”

“ L'art d'ennuyer est l'art de tout dire ;” and, though writing ex professo on the theme, that is not a sufficient reason for " boring" the readers of the New Monthly, being myself the great sublime I draw. So without farther ceremony amplius addum."

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nell, 482-Mr. H. D. Grady, 484-the
Absentee, his Sabbath in London, 502. bar preferred in Ireland as a profesion,
Act, the new marriage, 360.

485-remarks on effects of this choice,
Adam (Maitre Billaut), his drinking song, ib. 486, 487_objects of Lord Clare re-
139.

specting, 488-conduct of Connaught
Adelgitha, by T. Campbell, 199.

gentlemen to process-servers, 489–lu-
Advantages of having no head, 108,

dicrous affidavits offered to the courts, 490
of Nonsense, 542.

Barton (Bernard), verses by, 211,
Advertisement for a delicatee, 331-im- Belshazzar, review of Milman's, 49-de.

mortality of the ancients worthy emula- scription of, 50-extracts from, 52, 53.
tion, 382_Dryden's dedications, 383– Billaut (M. Adam), bis drinking song, 139.
prayer to the reader to offer tenders for Biter bit, the, 519.
immortality, 384,

Blenheim, a visit 10, 512-the park, 513,
Age, old, 347.

514-Alfred and Rosamond, 515--the
Ages, my head's seven, 461.

house, 516, 517 — garden and trees at,
Alfieri's political comedies, 265_object of 518.

Alfieri in writing them, 266-character Bracebridge-hall, review of, 65.
of, 267—the "One,” 268-analysis of, Bridal customs of the Irish, 185 ---Mary's
269, 272—continued, 334.

first love, il.-holiday merriment, 186-
Alibret, imitation of, 283.

ceremonies of the bridal, 187, 188, 189
Anacreontic from Cadalso, 34.

ancient customs, 190, 191.
Animal food, remarks 563

Bushc (Mr.), sketch of his torensic career,
Apelles, the gallery of, 111, 193.

289.
Apollo, madrigal to, 272,

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Arques, the one-handed flute-player of, 369
-escription of the valley of, 370 —

Cadalso, Anacreontic from, 34.
Sully's description of, ib.ihe castle of, Campaigns of a Coinet, 27, 556.
ib.-the half-pay colonel and musician, | Campbell (T.) song by, 81--ditto, 91-
371, 372.

diito, 199—of the Greeks, 451.
Asses, essay on, 157.

Candle, the miraculous, 82.
Auctioneer and lawyer, the, 9.

Caprice, 107.

Carlos of Spain and Philip II., 231, 352.
B

Chances of female happiness, 284.
Ballad-singers, English, 212-ancient Eng- Chess, on the game of, 125, 315.

lish, il. 213—the rival ones, 213 --Elder Church.yard wanderings, 84.
ton and Delone, 214–Lillibullero, and Collegian and porter, the, 327
similar ballads, 215-patronized by the Comedies, Alfieri's political, 265, 331,
wits of Anne's reign, 216–Lord Boling- Confessional, No. III. 54—IV. 406.
broke's Clara, 217.

Coppet, account of, 329—Madame de Staël's
Bank-clerk and stable-keepers, the, 131 dislike of country life, ib.-observations
Bar, sketches of the Irish, 97, 289~Mr. on her works and character, 330 to 333.

Plunket, 98—libel on, 99-rise of, il.– Cornet, campaigns of a, 27--court martial
character as a lawyer, 100, 101–person

described, il.—the Pyrennees, 29—Bay.
of, 102-manner, voice, and method, unne, 30-Tarbes, 31-charge of caval.
103 - favours Catholic emancipation, ry, 32, 33—commander wounded, il. -
104--resemblance to Sir S. Romilly, 105 Scotch dragoon, 556—his adventure
-Mr. Bushe, 289—his descent, 290— with a French commissary, 557-various
qualifications of, 291, 292—specimens of movements of the army, 558, 559-en-
his manner, 294-speech on the Catholic ters Toulouse, 560—peace, 561-attends
Board abolition trial, 296— case of O' a ball given by Marshal Suchet, ib.
Grady, and his conduct thereon, 297 — march home, and retirement into the
his manner and port, 301-his wit, 302

country, 562.
-extract from a speech of his, 304.- The Country life in England, 305, 436~-Eng-
hall of the Four Courts, 481—daily resort lish parks, 305-family in the country,
of the legal profession, ib.—Mr. O'Con- 306--rural fête described, ib. 307, 308-
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werp, 222.

emptiness of London, 436-club-houses, emigrants, 523-self-devotion of the
437 — country residences, 438, 439 - French soldiers, ib.-pleasing optical il-
county dinners, 440, 441-epigram on a lusion, 526.
House of Commons orator, 442.

Gouty merchant and stranger, the, 11.
Cozening Cousins and caustic Compliments, Greeks, song of the, 451.
508.

Grievances, social, 412—the travelled grief-
Cupid and Time, 495.

ance, 413 — the University one, 415–

the aimable de bon ton, ih.-the lettered
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one, 416 — the sporting one, ib.- the
Dedicatee, advertisement for one, 381. punster, 417.
De Staël, anecdote of Madame, 537. Grimm's Ghost, 537-anecdote of Madame
Devil, and the Nuns, the, 314—how to see de Staël, ib.-new place of interment,
the, 435.

538—Mount Rhadamanth, 539-epi-
Dialogues of the dead, 140- Johnson, Sa- taph, in, ib.—tomb of Miss Flight, 540

vage, and Goldsmith, 141-the Scotch -epitaph on, il.-inscription over the
novels, 142--modern poets, 143—present stone of Phæbe Lascelles, 541.
taste, 144.

Guido Cavalcanti, account of, 1-born at
Digressions in the two exhibition rooms, Bologna, 2-his character, 5-letter of

218—the Chelsea pensioner, 219-Wil- Lorenzo de' Medici respecting, 8.
kie's models for his pictures, 220-che

H
reni-day, 221- the blacksmith of Ant-

Happiness, female, chances of, 284.
Dinner, the, 278.

Head, advantages of having none, 108.

seven ages of, 461.

Helen, lines on the death of, 211.
Earth's Missioner, 205.

How to see the Devil, 434.
English ballad-singers, 212.

Hypochondriacs, 470—-symptoms of their
Ennui, 574.

complaint, 470, 471-a Northampton-
Entremeses of the Spanish Theatre, on the, shire one, 471-his fancied complaints,
549.

472—dinner with him, 473—his books,
Epigram of Pananti, 60, 64, 151.

ib.- his opinion of matrimony, 474-
Epigrams, on, 35-those of Greece, ib. 37 love of peptic precepts, 475.
to 40-French, 42, 43—English, 43—to

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Miss Edgeworth, 288–others, 480.
Exhibition rooms, digressions in, 218.

Interludes of the Spanish theatre, on the,
Eyes, the eloquence of, 61-conceits re- 549—Los Huebos, or the Eggs, 550–
specting, 62-poetic praises of the eye, La Cueva, or the Cradle, 551-the come-
63, 64,

dy of Isidore, 553_Los Romanos and
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the Hospital for Fools, 554.
Fair Sophist, the, 496.

Irish, bridal customs of the, 195.
Farmer and Counsellor, the, 252.

Italian Opera, the, 224-awkward situation
Fat Actor and Rustic, the, 130.

of a novice at, ib.-causes of the rage
Female happiness, chances of, 284—ill-

for it, 225-mode of establishment, it.
natured satires on women, 285—unhappy

Byron's satire against, 226–musical pre-
situation of, ib.-old maids ill-treated,

dilections, ib.-management of, at home,
286-relative situations with the husband

227—on the Continent, ib.-egotism of
after marriage, 287-uncongenial unions,

Vestris, 228_effect of complicated
il - hardships and trials of women, 288.

sic, 228, 229—a crowded night al, 229
Fitzgerald (Lord Edward), stanzas supposed

- lofty pretensions and negotiations of,

230—a good place to study life, ib.
Flowers, poetry and moral use of, 401.

Italy, lines on, 333.
Flute-player, the one-handed, 369.

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Fortunes of Nigel, review of, 77.

Last of the Pigtails, the, 242.
Foscolo (U.), his residence, 506.

Laughter, the wisdom of, 457—causes of

the laughter of Democritus, 458–differ-

ent species of laughter, 459—a steam.
Gallery of Apelles, the, 111, 193.

boat conversation, 460---Scarron's excla-
Game of Chess, on the, in Europe in the mation on his death-bed, ib.
thirteenth century, 125, 315.

Letters on England, 145—ihe English Dra.
Girl, on a poor but pretty one going to a ma, ib. to 151-on English actors, 452
rout, 479.

-Kean,453—Miss O'Neill, ib.-C. Kem-
Goethe, Memoirs of, 521--reflections on, ble and Young, 455.

521, 522-his account of the Duke of --- on a tour in Switzerland, 21, 133,
Brunswick's campaign, 523—La Fayette,

246, 310.
524-miserable character of the French Liar, the, 165,

by, 351.

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Lines on the death of Helen, 211.

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Literary recollections of London, 118
Lord Russell's execution in Lincoln's Inn One-handed Alute-player, the, 369.

Old age, 347.
square, 119-Button's, 120-Will's, 121. Opera, the Italian, 224.
-Dryden's House, ib.--the Parks, ib.- Oxford, a summer's day at, 321—the Mi-
Literary Trio, 426.

tre, ib.-general description of the col-
London and the Country, 273–superiority

leges, 322—the Maudlin, ib.—the water-
of London acknowledged by Johnson,

walk of Magdalen, 323 — the Botanic
273 — sameness of country life, 274-

Garden, 324-view of the different edi-
country sports, 275- London the seat of

ficus at, ib.-All Souls, 325, 326-con-
charity, 276-independence of London,

tinued, 476.
277—a Sabbath in, 502-passage to Do-

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ver, ib.-reficctions on arriving in Lon-
don, 503—misses his surgical friend, 504 Pananti, epigram of, 60, 64, 151.
-ramble tɔ Regent's park, 505—the re- Parson at fault, the, 521,
sidence of Foscolo, 506 — St. Martin's Parted love, 124.
church, ib, 507.

El.

Petrarch, sonnet of, 171.
Louvie, the, in 1822, 462—Hall of the Peter Pindarics, 9, 130, 251, 327, 399, 519

Centaur, 464-colossal bust of Rome, -- the auctioneer and lawyer, 9- the
465—he Centaur, ib.--the Venus Vic- gouty merchant and stranger, 11- the
trix, 466—the gladiator, 467 —the return, fat actor and rustic, 130—the bank-clerk
&c. 468, 469.

and the stable-keepers, 131-Piron ard
Love (de l'Amour), review of, 423—dif- the judge of police, 251 – farmer and

fercnt varieties of love, 424-motions counsellor, 252—the collegian and por-
caused by, 425_durations of different ter, 327—the Mayor of Miroblais, 399
epochs of, 426—female authors, 427- -Rabelais and the lampreys, 400—The
of a rival in, 428-censures on English biter bit, 519—the parson at fault, 521.
literature, by the author, 429—incident | Philip II. and Prince Carlos of Spain, 231,
respecting jealousy, 430.

252.
Love, parted, 124,

Physician, the, No. I. 254—No. II. 362.
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No. III. 563.
Madrigal to Apollo, 272.

Pigtails, the last of the, 242.
Marriage act, the new, 360.

Pilgrimages, modern, 92, 329, 491.
May, stanzas to, 96

Piron and the judge of police, 251.
Mæcenas, his villa, 494.

Plato, republic of, 69, 152.
Memoirs of Goëthe, review of, 521. Players in Paris, English, 259.
Mayor of Miroblais, the, 399.

Pleasures of the table, on the, 206.
Miser's will, the, 223.

Plunket (Mr.), sketch of him, 97.
Miseries of reality, 391 — decline of the Pocery of pleading, 200—lyric of Tasso,
empire of imagination, ib.—ancient tra-

373—of flowers, 401.
ditions have lost their effects, 393—

of life, the, 161.
Catholic church a vulgar thing, ib. - Poetry : Peter Pindarics, 9, 130, 251, 327,
Rousseau's Hermitage a mean place, ib.

399, 519-Anacreontic from Cadalso, 34
-all become known and real, and the

-love and folly, 47-epigrams of Pa-
empire of fiction no more, 394.

nanti, 60, 64, 151-song to Mary, 76 ---
Missioner, Earth's, a fraginent, 205.

the miraculous candle, 82- on being
Modern Pilgrimages, 329, VI.-491, VII.

shown some beautiful specimens of or-
Mount Rhadamanth, account of, 539.

namental porcelain, 83 -

song, by 1.
Campbell, 91-May, lines to, 96—to the
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harvest moon, 106--Caprice, 107—SC-
Napoleon in exile, 178–opinions respect- cond sight, 116 — parted love, 124 –
ing Napoleon, 179—domestic details of,

drinking song, 139--the vision, 160--son-
at St. Helena, il-his bed-room, 180— net from Zanotti, 164—of Petrarch, 171
his own character, 181-his account of -Adelgitha,199—Earth's Missioner, 205
the execution of the Turks at Jaffa, 182 -on thudeath of Helen, 211-song, 217
-of libels on himself, ib.-of the Duke -the miser's will, 224-song, 236—the
d'Enghein, 183—his opinion of Russia, silent river, 237, 343-sonnet, 253—ma-
ib.-her designs, 184-superiority of Na- drigal, 272–che dinner, 278~-to Zephyr,
poleon in talent to those composing the 279-the kiss, 283–stanzas, 288-epi-
Holy Alliance, 185.

grams, ib.--the Devil and the nuns, 315
Nigel, Fortunes of, reviewed, 77-an une- --Italy, 333—stanzas hy Lord E. Fitz-

qual production of the author's, 78-ad- gerald, 351-stanzas, 359-the new mar-
vantages of which the author might have riage act, 360--sonnet, 386—how to see
availed himself,79—King James the most the Devil, 434-song of the Greeks, 451
finished character in, so.

stanzas, 469—sonnets from Petrarch,
Nonsense, the advantages of, 542.

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