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hop-scotch [fox in the hole) under férer, and his clothes shewed it some the court hall. We walked on to time. This caused laughter; and we Chatham, bought shrimps, viewed: marched on to the Bird's-nest batthe store houses and dock-yard, and téry, keeping the river and ships still went on board the Marlborough, the in view ; 'popped over the hill to Hoo Royal Sovereign, the Royal George, church-yard: here we found an odd and Royal Anne. At six, returned, epitaph on a rail over a grave, made to our inn, and spent the time agree. by a servant-maid'on her deceased ably till nine, when, being fatigued master. Thus, we went to bed.

6. And when he died. You plainly see Sunday.---Awoke at seven. Ho-He freely gave .al to Sara. Passa Wee. garth and Thornhill told their dreams, And in doing so, it Dóth prevail, and talked on them in bed. We that I on . him . can , well, beslow this arose and missed Scott, who went to Rayel the bridge, and drew part of the river, On Year. I sarv'd, him . it is , well, none (the second drawing being Scragg's" But . Thanks be to . God. it is: all my . key), and wondered people stared One." at him, till he recollected it was At four we left Hoo, and the Sunday.

agreeable widow landlady, who had N. B.-The house, key, boats, and buried four husbands. As we traone large vessel, in Indian ink; the velled through this charming counhill above, to St. Margaret's church, try, the weather was exceedingly faintly stained with green, very slight. pleasant, and Scott made us merry

At nine, having breakfasted, by trying to prove that a man may set out for Stroud, and by the Med go over, but not through the world; way's side, going through the fields, and, for example, pointed to the we were attacked by a severe shower earth, and asked us to go through of rain. Scott took shelter under a that elernent. Our opinion gave it, hedge, and lying down, soiled the that his argument had less weight back of his coat with an ordural than his coat pocket, which happenmoisture of verdant hue. Uneasyed to have been filled by us with pebat this, and demanding immediate bles, unperceived by him. He had cleansing from the filthy daub, he carried 'them for some time; and, missed a white cambric handkerchief being well fitted with ammunition which his wife had lent him; he to knock down all opponents, we acsoon found it, yet feared it was torn, quiesced. At five, viewed Stoke but was convinced otherways. We church, and passed through the proceeded merrily to Findsbury, church-yard. Saw nothing worth viewed the church and church-yard, notice, till we came to a farin-house pleasantly situated; some bad epi not far off: here was a pole on an taphs; and observed the list of bene elm at the door, with a board and factors, &c. in the church.

painted cock on it for a vane and At ten we walked to. Upnor, which shuttlecock at top. This variety of we viewed. Hogarth drew the castle, cocks produced us much speculation. and Scott the shipping near it . (The We passed through North-street, a third drawing is the bank next the little village. Having come to a water, the bushes on it, part of the well brimful of water, we agreed to towers behind, the three front towers quarrel and spatter one another.--faced by pales next the water.) The Being well drenched in clothes, and .castle described, its force, &c. For-' cool in courage, we travelled to Stoke rest bought cockles of an old blind Town (or Street), and quartered at man and half-blind woman, who the Nag's-head. At six, while supper were in a little cock-boat on the river. We made a hurry-scurry

was preparing, we walked out to view

the low lands, and on an adjacent dinner at the Smack at the Western plain began another engagement, in gun-battery. We had a battle-royal which Tothall and Scott had their between us, with sticks, pebbles, and clothes well daubed with cow-dung. horse-dung, Tothill, the chief suf

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THE DANDY CLERK. The other day, just as I was sitting business of refection was resumed down to dinner in a coffee-room, its and the intruder either departed, or two swinging doors were thrown remained in peace, though it was open with a bounce, and there en not worth any body's while to notice tered a tall figure, enveloped in the what really did become of him. cloak martial, accoutred with Wellington boots and clanking spurs,

PRETTY AND HANDSOME, holding in his hand a fearful blud

These terms have been so jumbled geon, and wearing on his head a fur

in common conversation, that a doubt travelling cap with a glittering gold tassel. The waiters seemed petrified

has sometimes arisen if they be not

the same character of beauty; the -a gourmand who sat before ine,

classic mythology will illustrate this and who had, up to that awful mo difference. Venus and Juno were ment eaten with such laborious avi

opposite portraits: Juno, lofty in mien dity, as to produce a perspiration on his forehead, arrested his uplifted

and majestic in person ; to Venus

was given smiles the most winning fork, charged with a morsel of sa

and attractive. A pretty woman voury venison, and without closing gains at first sight your tender affechis expectant mouth, paused to gaze

tions, as a handsome woman by deupon the mysterious stranger. Reckless of the commotion he had ex

grees commands your respect, for

she often carries, with regularity of cited, that haughty personage made

features, a sternness in them very his way to the bar, at the farther end

incompatible with the rapid attracof the room, and there, in an effemi

tion of sweetness and affability. nate tone, which must have been inaudible, but for the silence which his appearance had obtained, was

ANECDOTE. heard to inform mine host, that Mes The late Sir Fletcher Norton, in sieurs Pipe and Sloe would feel par his character of counsellor, was rather ticularly obliged by the immediate coarse. He once examined Mr. Alsettlement of their last account. As derman Shakespeare as a witness, soon as this notable message was and in the course of his examination pronounced, the gourmand knit his said, in a rude way, “ What trade brows, and consigned the suspended

you,

friend?"__" A ropemaker at morsel to its destination--the general your service," replied the Alderman.

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THE MISHAPS OF A SUNDAY.

WANDERING WILLIE'S TALE. June 13th-morning rather hazy, cleared up about noon-proposed a (Continued from p. 148.) walk to Sydenham; took an early dinner-set off accompanied by two “ Dougal Mac Callum, poor bory, ladies, no sun, pleasant walking, not neither grat nor graned, but gaed much heat-the country looking

about the house looking like a corpse, delightful at a distance—always ima but directing, as was his duty, a'the gine the fields about Peckham too order of the grand funeral. Now, pleasant to be so near town-fancy Dougal looked aye waur and waur yourself in Devonshire, so said one when night was coming, and was aye of the ladies ; never having been the last to gong to his bed, whilk was there myself, no judge; the prospect in a little round just opposite the beautiful from the Rye--walk up chamber of dais, whilk his master hill rather fatiguing, hut persevereil occupied while he was living, and on being told by the ladies, near the where he now lay in state as they wood an old woman supplies pedes ca'ad it, well-a-day! The night betrians with boiling water, --in danger fore the funeral, Dougal could keep of being run over more than once by his awn counsel nae langer; he came donkey carts and pony chaises, the doun with his proud spirit, and fairly former filled with women, children, asked auld Hutcheon to sit in his and men, who can't drive; latter room with him for an hour. When filled with youths who will drive they were in the round, Dougal took never walk that way again on Sun ae tass of brandy to himsel, and

gave day—not safe, vehicles too numerous another to Hutcheon, and wished -begin to shew symptoms of lagg him all health and lang life, and said, ing—turn round to admire the pros that for himsel, he wasna lang for: pect, sickened with the sight of St. this world ; for that, every night, Paul's ;-Monument, and half the since Sir Robert's death, his silver parish churches in London, takes off call had sounded from the state the effect of being in the country, chamber, just as it used to do at arrived at the top of the hill-see nights in his lifetime, to call Dougal written on board, • boiling water to help to turn him in his bed.; for tea'. propose entering, having Dougal said, that being alone with brought the necessary ingredients the dead on that floor of the tower, , rooms all full,-walk further, no (for naebody cared to wake Sir Ro-. better success--return, and the wel bert Redgauntlet like another corpse) come sound of plenty of room up

he had never daured to answer the stairs,' quite invigorating; a few call, but that now his conscience drops of rain, by the time was checked him for neglecting his duty; finished increased to a heavy shower; for though death breaks service, watch the clouds, no blue sky; wet said MacCallum,' it shall never evening set in-ladies in white-no break my service to Sir Robert; and umbrella, wait till dark-ashamed of I will answer his next whistle, so be. being seen-landlady very civil and you will stand by me, Hutcheon.' very talkative-growing dark, pro “ Hutcheon had nae will to the , ceed homewards; in five minutes wark, but he had stood by Dougal the ladies no bad resemblance to in battle and broil, and he wad not Baptists after dipping, or the barn fail him at this pinch; so down the door cock in the Stout Gentleman carles sat over a stoup of brandy, and drawing near town-mad with joy at Hutcheon, who was something of a seeing the new church on Kenning- clerk, would have read a chapter of, ton Common,-a few minutes arrive the Bible ; but Dougal would hear at home, take a preventive against naething but a blaud of Davie Lind-, cold, and jump into bed-fall asleep say, whilk was the waur preparaand dream about Noah's ark, and the tion. Mount of Ararat.

PETER.

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MISS SOPHIA LEE.-SIR HENRY BATE DUDLEY, BART.

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II. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

years since, to close an active and MISS SOPHIA LEE.

well-spent life in family association, Tais lady was not only an ingenious privacy, and content. writer, but a valuable member of so Her novel, called the Life of a ciety. She was the daughter of Mr,

Lover, is not her best work, although John Lee, for some time manager of

it is marked with that fertility and the Edinburgh theatre, and an occa

vigour of mind by which all her prosional perforiner at Covent-garden.

ductions are characterised. In the Educated strictly in all the habits of Canterbury Tales, only those of the domestic life, she devoted her atten

Young Lady and the Clergyman were tion, at an early age, to the education written by her; and they certainly and welfare of the younger indivi, reflect credit on her talents. Her duals of the family, to whom, after tragedy of Almeyda is far from being the premature death of their mother,

destitute of merit, but it is now and the subsequent loss of their fa- scarcely remembered; and her comedy ther, her prudence became eminently of Assignation is still less known, yet useful. She thus sacrificed, to affeca it is not deserving of contempt or tion and duty, somewhat of that cele neglect. brity which she might have increased by the exclusive cultivation of lier talents. Yet few writers had more

SIR HENRY BATE DUDLEY, allurement at their outset to pursue

BARONET. the path of fame. Her comedy of the Tuis gentlenan possessed consi. Chapter of Accidents, offered ano derable talents and an enterprising nymously to the elder Mr. Colman, a spirit. He was the son of a clergymanof approved taste and genius, was man, who gave him a classical edu. received by him with an immediate cation, and sent him to the university request -to know the author; and its of Oxford. He tried his skill as a success fully justified his high opinion dramatist in the time of Garrick, by of it. The talents of Edwin were

writing the interlude of Henry and never better displayed than in that Emma. The Rival Candidates proved original, true, Somersetshire clown, more successful: his Flitch of Bacon, Jacob Gawky; and our Bridget be an amusing pelite piece, served to came the phrase of the day for comic introduce his friend Shield, as a comyulgarity

poser, to the notice of the public; Her interesting novel of the Re and his opera of the Woodman has cess next appeared, and was the first not yet been laid aside. He brought English work of merit, in which his forward, in 1780, the Morning Her torical characters were made the rald, and we believe that no paper ground-work of fictitious events. It

was ever more rapidly established. presented the writer in strong con Having received offers of preferment, trast with herself, both as to subject he took orders; but, being of a bold and diction, and was so popular, that, and irritable spirit, he fought several after the publication of the first part, duels even after he had been orMr. Cadell desired her to name her dained. For this unjustifiable conown terms for the remainder, enclos

duct he ought to have been stigmaing a bank-note as a compliment. țized and suspended from his funcShe now, however, devoted only her tions; but these delinquencies are leisure hours to her pen, and pro usually overlooked. When he beduced her succeeding works after came more steady, he acted with long intervals, having established in

success as an agricultural improver, concert with her sister Harriet) a se and with propriety and impartiality minary for young ladies at Bath,

as a magistrate. He also patronised which her name rendered distin that merit which others were slow in guished and flourishing: From this discovering; for he greatly contrisituation she retired about twenty buted, by his strong recommenda

tions, to the rise of a great painter Coast, he obtained an appointment and a celebrated actress-Gainsbo as a writer in the service of the Afrirough and Mrs. Siddons.

can Company. In 1816 he arrived at Cape Coast Castle; and, as it was

determined to send an embassy to "MR. WILLIAM COOKE.

the interior of Ashantee, a service in He was born at Cork, but left that which few were willing to embark, city in the year 1766, and never re he was at his own solicitation apturned to it. He came to this country pointed to that perilous enterprize. with strong recommendations to the Of this expedition he published a first

marquis of Lansdown, the duke narrative that was very favourably of Richmond, Burke, and Goldsmith; received by the public, and obtained and he retained an intimacy with all for him the reputation of a scientific these distinguished characters through traveller. He was author of some life. Soon after his arrival in Lon other publications; and, not long bedon he became a member of the fore his death, was employed upon a Middle Temple; but, after a circuit work tending to illustrate the geology or two, purchased a share in two. and natural history of Madeira. public journals, and devoted himself While lie was surveying the river chiefly to the public press. His first Gambia, in January last, he caught a poem was entitled, • The Art of Liv: fever, which proved' fatal, when he ing in London, which was attended was only in his thirty-first year. Ile with considerable success. His next was a good scholar, an able mathework bore the title of · Elements of matician, and was endowed with a Dramatic Criticism. He afterwards philosophical mind. wrote the life of Macklin the actor, with-a history of the stage during the career of that performer; he also ACADEMICAL DEGREES. wrote the life of Foote ; and both these works abound with anecdotes * The University of Kasan has con. and judicious theatrical remarks, His ferred on the Emperor of Austria the chief poetical production was • Con diploma of a Doctor of Laws, in versation,' in the fourth edition of order to testify its gratitude to his which he introduced characteristic Majesty for having desired that one and spiritual sketches of Dr. Johnson portion of the astronomical instruand other ornaments of that literary ments destined for that University club in Gerard-street, of which only should be fabricated at Vienna. The two members now survive -Earl surgical and other instruments of the Spencer and Lord Stowell. He paid University of Kasan having been dethe same coinpliment to the Essex rived from London, the grateful Unistreet club, and feelingly lamented versity should solicit George IV. to the death of its most distinguished accept the diploma of Doctor of members. By the produce of his Medicine. industry and occasional bequests, he was gratified with that opportunity of retirement which Goldsmith pro THE RUSSIAN MARINE, phesied would never be his lot. - It'not distinguished by: great learning, he

Of which Peter the Great was the was a man of sense and knowledge, founder, and which under Catherine and an agreeable companion.

the Secord amounted to 45 ships of the line, now amounts to 70; besides 18 frigates, 26 cutters, 7 brigs, and

54 schooners, 20 gallies, 25 Hoating MR. BOWDICH.

batteries, 121 gun-boats, and 143 small II £ was the son of a considerable armed craft, in all 464 sail, mounted manufacturer of Bristol, but, dislik with 5000 pieces of cannon, manned ing trade, and having a relative in an with 33,000 sailors, 9000 marines, important situation on the Gold and 3000 artillery-men,

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