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Bob fold his commission, and pru- marks convinced him that the had dently employed the little money he wit and the advantages of education. had left in business : he was now a This was just the intrigue that Bob Russia merchant, and had a counting- wished for, and he could scarcely conhouse in the City : this opened him a tain his spirits on the occasion : when new field of gallantry. Bob was now the play was over, he insisted on fee. among the City dames, and was foon ing her to a coach ; and took care, invited Mrs. Vinegar's ball, at in his way through the lobby, to which were present all the Ealtern request that the would permit him beauties, and among the reit Mils to see her home : this the declined, Sophia Cinnamon, daughter of an emi. and only desired he would procure nent grocer ; the accomplished Miss her a carriage : all the hacks were Cecilia Shrub, the niece of a great dif. however engaged, it having begun to tiller; and pretty Miss Agatha Tooth rain, and he accompanied her along the bruch, the fifter of a capital ivory; streets as far as Charing.cross, when turner in the Poultry. Bob diverted the entreated him to leave her, as she himself with them all, and talked love was within a few doors of her own at a vast rate ; but he found the young house, and did not wish him to attend Ladies bent upon something more fe. her any further. Bob, in his usual rious than mere gallantry, and the epi- tyle, fupplicated for an appointment, thet “ Husband? always put him in a and obtained a promise that he might fever.

call upon her the next day, if he Bob only kept to business long pleased, at twelve o'clock precisely ; enough to enable him to purchase an which condescenfion was accompanied annuity, with which he contented by a card that the drew from her himself for the rest of his life. Bob, pocket. Bob was in ecftaty, and kissed however, never forsook his gallantries: her hand with all possible rapture at he had his charming Countess, his parting: In an instant he was at the pretty Laundress, his lovely Mar- door of his own lodging, which was quise, his black-eyed Chambermaid, not far off ; and no looner was it his handsome Brunette, and his beau- opened by Molly, who held the candle tiful Gipsey; while the walls of Bob's in her hand that was to light him to dressing room were adorned with num bed, than he eagerly watched the dear berless portraits of the lovely objects of card from his coat pocket, and fixed his attentions.

his enamoured optics on a_Blank. Bob, however, sometimes got in. Bob itood for a moment motionless, to, awkward scrapes in the course and then whirled himself round with of his intrigues, luch as being fhut such impetuofity that in an instant up in a coal cellar, dropping from a sent the tin fat candlestick, with first floor window at the risk of his its contents, consisting of a variety neck, and meeting the father instead of candles ends, the fave-all and of the daughter at the time and place {nuffers, into the next gutter, to the appointed, which was by no means a astonishnient of poor Molly, who stood very pleasant affair. Belides this, Bob aghalt with alarm. Bob Tallied forth had five actions againit him for sup- like a giant on his course, or a tyger posed breaches of promises of mar robbed of his prey, or even the archriage, and employed a Solicitor for the fiend himnlell, feeking whom he should fole purpose of defending what he devour. In vain, however, did he re. called his love juils.

trace the steps that he had made ; in Among the principal of his mis. vain did he explore the windings and adventures was one that happened at turnings of Cockspur kreet ; nothing the Play. Bob observed a beautiful was seen like the lovely and false infemale in a box opposite to him, and cognita. Numerous, indeed, were the conjectured at first that the was a Phantasmagorii dressed in white that fille de joye ; but upon engaging her ikimined along Leicester-fields and into conversation, he found that he Cranbourn-alley, but his lovely spirit has entertained a wrong opinion ; was not among them. Bob only grew and that, though she spoke with free inore enraged from the disappointdom to a stranger on the merits of the ment, and prowled in every quarter pertirmance, the had an elegance of on a full gallop, in his halte to overmanner that ranked her confiderably take the object of his search. In the abuve any common woman ; her re. pursuit, he ran againt a poor old



woman returning home with a rem and they were all his fisters. Nothing nant of unfold (prats; and, by a sud- could be more harmless and pleasant den jerk, launched the basket into than his species of intrigue : he was a the air with such infinite dexterity, prodigious advocate for Platonic love ; that in an inttant the little filh ap- and, in thort, could not do any thing peared as it were swimming in the in life without a

At one ocean of mud collected in the high- time he had a mighty delire to attain way in all directions. At latt, as for- perfection in the French tongue, and tune would have it, he was brought up actually kept a mistress, who was a in his career by a machine known on native, purely for the purpose of winter nights, containing nice liot teaching him the language. Bob neSpice gingerbread, which came in ver went into a shop where there was contact with his legs, when the whole not a female ; and in the common apparatus, the Gingerbread Merchant occurrences of life used to say, that and all, were at once overturned in he defied all powers but love. Bob the kennel; the fire of the oven and my was the friend of the sex : he comfriend Bob's fame were presently ex- forted them in their troubles, aflifted tinguished, and he lay a considerable them in their wants, protected them time before he could get aslistance, in their journies, guarded the steps of being much hurt in the attack that he innocence, and recalled the wanderer to had made upon the barrow. Wet and domeitic comfort and happiness : yet, weary, Bob returned to his lodgings ; after all, Bob liked a pretty girl. and, after making some excuses to Bob Ogle was, in thort, tender, beMolly for his behaviour, and a ready nevolent, and generous ; lively, gay, tory to account for the plight he was and harmless in his pleasures : bis rein, he went up to his rooni, and gard for the fair-lex remained till he threw himself upon the bed, cursing his was grown grey in the service, when, evil stars, and groaning with vexation. as ulual, he ogled every handsome Often has Bob told me, that he never woman he met, and offered them his could altogether get the better of that assistance, at every opportunity, to disappointment, and that he would help them over a stile, or across the give half his fortune to find out the road. And when he died, the work handsome devil that had played him that the enemies of Bob Ogle could the trick.

say was, that he loved a pretty girl. My friend Bob never married : he

G. B. used to say, he loved the whole sex,


(WITH AN ENGRAVING.] I our Magazine for September 1799 ter Mary; who, marrying Thomas

(Vol. XXXVI. p. 151" ] we gave an Duke of Norfolk, carried the Castle Engraving from a South-East View of and title into that family, in which it Arundel Castle, and at the same time has ever since remained. promised a View of the New Tower This building was, from extreme which has lately been built; and a age, falling into a rapid decay ; but part of the Great Kitchen-window : the present Duke has within thele few a promise which we now perform. years rescued it from ruin ; and with

To the account of this very ancient that liberality and talte for which he is structure which was given as an ac. fojustly celebrated, will, when the work companyment to the former Plate, we is completed, render it one of the most now add the following particulars. beautiful edifices in the kingdom. Its

It has been before said, that the old ruinated walls are now repaired Castle, Seignory, and Honour of Arun- with the finest Portland itone; the del, was fixed, in the reign of Henry ancient style of the building, with the VI. in the family of William Fitz. large windows, and grotesque orna. alan.

ments to the mouldings and buttresses, The great grandson of this William preserved; and the rooms finished in dying in the 2nd year of the reign of the true Gothic style. The place is Queen Elizabeth, the Castle became, now alto equally convenient and eleby his will, the property of his daugh- gant. The pictures at presentare


mostly portraits of the Howard family; the nastery of it. It was firft fumand in the great hall is a fine painted moned by Lord Hopton, who obliged glass window, representing Solomon it to surrender in three days time ; but (a portrait of the present Duke) with a Waller, haltening from London with cup in his hand, inviting the Queen of considerable forces, beat up Lord HopSbeba, who lits at table, to partake of ton's quarters by the way, and then, the entertainment. Near the Keep of marching to Arundel:Caftle, foon took the Caitle his Grace has some very fine it, and allowed the garrison quarter. Hudson's Bay owls, an eagle, and some Arundel Castle is, by favour of the other foreign birds. The annexed noble ovner, constantly open for pub. VIEW represents one of the New lic inspection, without any reftri&tion i Towers on the Terrace facing the and from the top of the Tower is a river Arun.

moft extensive view of Goodwood (the The Castle was originally, as we Duke of Richmond's), Slindon (Lord bave heard, a complete milé in com- Newburgh's), the Sea, Little Hampton, pafs; and in the civil wars was thought Bognor, and Chichester Harbour, to to be of such importance, that a fierce the right ; Worthing to the left ; and contention was lield between King an extent of country for several miles Charles and the Parliament army for round.


1x the firft place, a general benevo- knowledge, is not politeness. Thirdly, 1

lence, or love of mankind, which He nrust be so much of a philosopher as makes what the French call the politesse to know himself and not assume more in naturelle, and without which politeness regard to any of the particulars aboveis mere form and etiquette. Now, mentioned than belongs to him. In there are men of this age who have one word, he must not be vain ; for not in their nature the philanthropy vanity, though it may be concealed for of a Newfoundland dog, who will not some time, will break out upon cer. bark or growl at a stranger who comes tain occafions, and give great offence to his master's house at a proper time, to those you converse with. And, lastly, but, on the contrary, will' fawn upon a man, in order to be polite, must have bim, bidding him, as it were, welcome the sense of the pulcbrum decorum, to the house. Nay, I know men who and of what is graceful and becoming are not only wanting in general bene. in sentiments and behaviour, without volence, but have not that attachment which there is nothing amiable or to any one of their own species which praiseworthy among men. And as every dog has to his master. Secondly, this sense is the foundation of all virA polite man must know the company tue, it was not, I think, without in which he converses, and what mea. reason, that the Stoics reckoned po. fure of refpect is due to each of them. liteness, or urbanity, as they called it, For an undistinguishing civility, with among the virtues. but regard to runk, worth, sense, or



is introduced, particularly in the opening AT Drury-lane Theatre, was revived fcene of Mount Olympus, where the

the Burletta of Midas, written by Gods are represented seated amid the Mr. Kane O'Hara, in ridicule of some clouds, in full council. Jupiter, Juno, Italian Operas of the last century. This Minerva, Venus, and the whole of the was a favourite Afterpiece in the days of Dii Majores, appear magnificently and Beard, Shuter, and Duniall, and has appropriately attired. After Jove has been got up on the present occafion with executed his vengeance upon Apollo, a conliderable degree of expense and and hurled him to the earth by a thunder. fplendour, some very grans inachinery bolt, be refumes his throne, and the ce



lestials ascend to the upper heavens. her. One of the letters which St. Orme For the execution of this movement, a sent to Sir Frederick, written upon a falle stage has been constructed, the presumption that his wife was deranged breadth of the proscenium, and very deep; in mind, earnestly entreats him to contine which rising, elevates their godthips in her. This passage, which is the effect a most majestic manner. The clouds of connubial folicitude, is cruelly misgradually gather round them, and at last construed by Sir Frederick, who induces they vanih altogether from the fight of Mrs. St. Orme to consider it as the refult astonished mortals.-This piece of ma. of treacherous and barbarous infidelity chinery has extraordinary merit. The on the part of her husband. At length, last tcene, exhibiting Mercury and the St. Orme, anxious to behold his wife, Muses, is also beautiful.

returns to England, and demands a light As the main musical strength of the House of her from her father, who refuses to let was employed, it will not be wondered, her husband see her, or know where she that the Piece has had a very successful is confined. St. Orme in agony presents

The principal characters were a piltol, and demands satistaction. In thus caft: Midas, Mr. Suett; Apollo, the ftruggle that ensued, the piitol went Mr. Kelly ; Jupiter, Mr. Sedgwick ; off, and lodged its contents in Sir FreSileno, Mr. Dignum; Pan, Mr. Caula derick, who dies soon after. The only field; Daphne, Mrs. Mountain ; Nysa, person pretent on this melancholy occaMrs. Bland; and My/is, Miss Tyrer. lion, is Lauretta. St. Orme is taken up,

30. A New Comedy was prelented and imprisoned, and, at the opening of at Covent Garden Theatre, from the the Play, he is about to be tried for the pen of Mr. Reynolds, under the Title murder of his father-in-law. Lauretta of "DELAYS and BLUNDERS ;" the retires into a place of obscurity, in order Characters being as follow, and thus to avoid the horrid neceflity of giving represented :

evidence against her father. The proseHenry Sapling Mr. LEWIS.

cution is carried on by Sir Edward De. Sapling Mr. MUNDEN,

launy, the nephew of Sir Frederick, who Paul Postpone Mr. FAWCETT.

has left him all his fortune on the death Lieutenant St.Orme Mr. SIDDONS.

of Mrs. St. Orme. Sir Edward has Sir Edward Delauny Mr. MURRAY.

placed Mrs. St. Orme under the care of Lord Orlando De

Farmer Nightshade, a despicable minion Master BYRNE. Courcy

of his purposes, and she is clofely conPiwilege Mr. SIMMONS.

fined in his houle. Henry Sapling, a Robert Grange Mr. EMERY.

fpirited and amiable officer in the British

Navy, is the particular friend of St. Honoria

Mrs. H. JOHNSTON. Orme, and, as the haunt of Lauretta had Mrs. Sr. Orme Mrs. LITCHFIELD.

been discovered by the perseverance and Lauretta St. Orme Mrs. H. Siddons. Mrs. Sapling

vigilance of Sir Edward's agents, Henry Mrs. MATTOCKS.

procures her a male disguise, and recome The scene of action lies in Hereford mends her as a servant to Nighthade, Mire. Lieutenant St. Orme was mar At the command of Nightshade, Lau. ried 18 years before the opening of the retta sings a melancholy air, expresslive of play, to the daughter of the late Sir the unhappy state of her fortune. The Frederick Delauny, contrary to the wish found reaches the ear of Mrs. St. Orme, of her father. Discarded by him, the whole exclamations in consequence enLady goes with her husband to America, gage the attention of her daughter, and where they live some time in comfort, the latter suddenly takes off the chain but, owing to St.. Orme's ill- state of from the door, and releases her. A health, fall into embarrassment and disa tender interview ensues, but the farmer uels. Their daughter, Lauretta, in opposes their departure from his house. order to support her parents, goes upon Henry Sapling again fortunately appears, the Itage; and Mrs. St. Orme, with a and takes them away under his protection. hope of softening her father, returns to St. Orme is brought to trial, but for want England, but finds him inflexible. He, of a witness againtt him is acquitted. however, keeps her in his house, deceives He instantly hattens to Sir Edward's to her into a belief that her husband has demand his wife, and the latter rejects his taken a mitress, and induces St, Orme entreaties. Mrs. St. Orme is, indeed, to believe that his wife is insane, to averse to see her husband, being preaccount for her not returning to Ame. possessed against him by the falfe charges rica, and to prevent him from following of her late father. Laurelta, in order to


raise compunction in the mind of Sir subpoena, from which he is diverted by Edward, has a painting of a vestal virgin the music of a fylvan fête. The struggle buried alive, illuminated, as it bears between the man of buïness and the man Some resemblance to the fate to which of pleasure, and the tantalizing emotions he had doomed her mother. Sir Edward, of the distressed lawyer, are inconceivably with much agitation, but at length with Judicrous, as well as his abrupt seizure hardened impenitence, reliits the appeal of, and decampment with, Mr. Privilege, of the picture, and at iaft Mrs. St. Orme instead of lauretta, uttering the quaint rushes into the room, and Sir Edward legal phrase, “ Court fits-Witnesses then gives way to feelings of contrition, calleci !" resolves to surrender all the hereditary We are no great friends to the mingling property to her, and relieves the feelings of tragic dittrels with the light scenes of of St. Orme, by alluring him, that Sir comedy, or the broader ones of farce.Frederick died a natural death.

The idea of bringing a man to trial for Such is the melancholy part of this the murder of his father-in-law, and the play. There is another plot relative to confinement of a Lady on a fiétitious Mr. and Mrs. Sapling. The former charge of insanity, are certainly matters had been a fimple Country Squire, but is of too serious and melancholy a kind for FINISHED, as he terms it, into a fashion- the comic drama; and nothing, we think, able Gentleman, by his wife, who en but the success of the German School courages the visits of Mr. Privilege, a could have induced Mr. Reynolds to man who lives by what wits he porn hut his eyes against propriety, fo much fesses; and by the aid of a few trilling, as to make them the subje&t of a Comedy. but FASHIONABLE talents, is enabled to The Play, however, though we do not procure a FASHION ABLE fubfiftence. think it the best of Mr. Reynolds's proThe wife intends to let Privilege marry ductions, being admirably performed in her husband's ward Honoria, and Sap: all its parts, was received with great ling aflents to this disposal of her hand. applause, except only in the scene where Honoria, however, is attached to the ge. the young puppy Peer was introduced, Lerous Henry Sapling, the nephew of her which, as being thought rather indeguardian. Henry is also very much at. corous, and wholly unnecessary to the tached to her, but is connected with a conduct of the Piece, received tokens of pretended woman of quality, Lady Sen- disapprobation. btive, who is in fact a rapacious woman Mr. Lewis's entré, the first lince his of the town. The audience only hear of serious indisposition, (see page 291.) Lady Sensitive, as they only hear of Mrs. was greeted with such general and reGrundy in Speed the Plough. But the iterated applause, as must have amply great Agent of the Piece, by whose convinced him of the hold he bas on the DELAYS and BLUNDERS, moit of the affections of at least the play.going part events are proinoted and retarded, is of the public. Poltpone, an Attorney, a man who is The Prologue was delivered by Mr. fupposed to be divided between bulinel's Brunton, and the Epilogue by Mrs. and pleasure, and who, by the Nighleit Mattocks, who gave effect hy her call of the latter, is induced to neglect naiveti, to one of the most feeble and the most importart concerns. After a mul pointless ftrings of couplets that we tiplicity of ludicrous incidents which we ever heard. will not venture to de cribe, Privilege Noy. 1. On the perforınance of the is defeated in his attempts to obtain above Comedy for the second time, the Honoria by artifice. Henry's mistress, baby caricature of Lord Orlando de CourLady Sentitive, who, he thought was cy was omitted ; and some not very dedying with grief on account of his ab. cent lines in the Epilogue, respecting fence, goes off with an Irish Officer, and Balloons, left out. This deference to Henry and Honoria, with the consent of public opinion was not loft on the au. her guardian, are to have all their vir dience, who testified their approbation of tues rewarded in marriage,

the improvement.- A ludicrous circumWith all the eccentricity of Mr. Atance, however, occurred toward the Reynolds's other pieces, the present close of the Epilogue. One of the Comedy is both amusing and instructive. deities in the Gallery, being juftly of The most striking character of the comic fended at the length and dulness of the cait is, that of Paul Potpone, an honest composition, most naturally allumed the attorney, carried away hy ine atıraction voice of an ass, and began braying in to of the moment, fruitg down to fill up a bideous a manner, that the feelings of


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