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following His Lordship subsequently Count de Montreville, Colonel of obtained leave, from King William, to re
the late Royal Garde-du-Corps, side at Brussels, where he married Char- and a Knight of St. Louis. lotte, Countess of Sannu, of the ancient AUGUSTA FREDERICA LOUISA. and noble house of Argentau, in the duchy Mary Anne Jemima. of Brabant, and by her, who died 23d Elizabeth, married to Count ChrisJuly, 1710, he had an only daughter,
tian Danneskiold Samsoe. Charlotte Maria, married to the Prince His Lordship married, secondly, in 1833, of Horne. His Lordship died in Nov. Maria, youngest daughter of the Hon. 1741, and was succeeded by his only sur- Charles Tollemache, and has a son. viving son,
His Lordship's second daughter, the CHARLES, third Earl of Aylesbury, who Lady Augusta BRUDENELL BRUCE, the married, first, Anne, eldest daughter and lady whose portrait forms this month's co-heir of William, Marquess of Halifax; illustration, was married, the 23d May and secondly, Juliana, second daughter of 1826, to Frederick William Thomas Charles, Earl of Burlington ; and thirdly, Vernon Wentworth, Esq., of Wentworth. Caroline, only daughter of John, Duke Castle, in the county of York, and has of Argyll. In consequence of the failure issue, of male issue, his Lordship obtained, 17th Thomas Frederick Charles, born 20th April, 1746, by patent, the Barony of October, 1831. Bruce, of Tottenham, in the county of Louisa Mary Hamilton. Wilts, with remainder to his nephew, The family of Wentworth, originally the Hon. Thomas Brudenell, and dying Winterwade, is one of the oldest in the the 10th Feb., 1747, the earldom of kingdom; it is said to have derived its Aylesbury, &c., became extinct. The designation, in Saxon times, from the Scottish titles devolved upon Charles, Lordship of Winterwade, in the Wapenninth Earl of Kincardine, and the Barony take of Strafford, and the county of York. of Bruce, created as above, descended to In the reign of Henry III., William de his nephew,
Wyntword, of Wyntword, married Emma, The Hon. Thomas BRUDENELL, second daughter and heir of William Wodehous, Baron, who thereupon assumed the name of Wodehous, by whom he acquired that and arms of Bruce, in addition to those of estate ; and taking up his abode there, his own family. On the 8th June, 1776, the family have ever since been denomihis Lordship was created Earl of Ayles- nated the Wentworths, of Wentworth bury. He married, first, 17th Feb., 1761, Woodhouse. Of this family, was the Susanna, daughter of Henry Hoare, Esq., great but unfortunate Sir Thomas Wentof Stourhead, in the county of Wilts, worth, Earl of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant and relict of Viscount Dungarvon, by of Ireland, who suffered decapitation on whom he had, with two daughters, Charles, the 12th of May, 1641. Thomas Wentthe present Marquis. His Lordship mar- worth, a subsequent scion of the same ried, secondly, Anne, eldest daughter of house, and also Earl of Strafford, was an John, first Earl of Moira. He died 19th eminent military commander in the time April, 1814, and was succeeded by his of William III. and Queen Anne, and only son,
in the latter reign participated in the CHARLES, who was created, 17th July victories of Marlborough. Henrietta, 1821, Viscount Savernake, Earl of Bruce, youngest daughter of this Earl of Strafand Marquis of Aylesbury. His Lordship ford, was married, in 1743. to Henry Vermarried, first, 10th April 1793, Henrietta non, Esq., of Hilton, in, the county of Maria, daughter of Noel, first Lord Ber- Strafford, whose grandson, the present Mr wick, by whom, who died 2d Jan. 1831, Vernon, assumed the additional surname he had issue,
and arms of Wentworth, in compliance George William Frederick, Earl with the testamentary injunction of his Bruce.
kinswoman, Augusta Hatfield Kaye, wife Ernest Augustus Charles, M.P., mar- of John Hatfield Kaye, Esq., of Hatfield
ried Louisa, second daughter of Hall, and sister and heiress of Frederick Lord Decies.
Thomas Wentworth, third Earl of StrafMaria Caroline Anne, married to the ford.
WHAT HAPPENED AT NICE.
“The eagle's nest is far below us now, tinuity, till, sweeping round to the southCharles," said William Moreton to his ward and lessening gradually toward the friend Charles Harland, after a long and sea, they, as it were, embrace and shield difficult ascent to gain the summit of a the favoured coast where winter is scarcely mountain, the view from which, he af- known but by its name. Before them lay, firmed, would amply repay them for their or rather seemed to rise, the blue and tidepedestrian exertions.
less sea, bounded somewhat on the right “ Hills rise o'er hills !” replied his wea- by the outstretched coast of France towards ried companion, “it is five hours since we Antibes, and beneath them on either side started from Nice, and three since we left were scattered towns and villages, castles, the horses below. We must have climbed churches, and monasteries, with their fields, in a wrong direction.”
and gardens, and vineyards dwindled into “No," said William, confidently, “I insignificant specks, scarcely breaking the have notes of my last solitary excursion, long sweeping lines of verdure formed by but they are needless; for memory- the ancient plantations or forests of the But, hold, stop! There! Look down to
evergreen olive. Poor and paltry indeed the left, through that dark narrow gorge, are the mightiest works of man when under yon beetling rock. What see you brought into comparison with the majesty in the distance ?"
of nature ! The sea?" replied his friend, hesi- Brief and scarcely audible exclamations tating. 66 Yes. It must be the sea-shore, were all that passed between the admiring with a piece of rock disjointed from the pedestrians, till silent contemplation had land.”
wrought its full work, and imprinted on And, on the top of that piece of rock the tablets of memory the glorious and stands the town of Eza!” said William never-to-be-forgotten scene. Moreton, in a tone of exultation, almost as “ We will talk of our feelings hereafter," though the said town and rock were things said William Moreton, at length. “To of his own creation.
ask what you think of this were absurd. “Beautiful, beautiful!” exclaimed his But, as our time is limited, and we are now friend, and fain would he have thrown in a position to command far distant obhimself upon the ground to gaze listlessly jects, observe that little island, beyond the downward for a while; but William More- point stretching out to the right. It is ton was an enthusiast, and urged him for- called St. Marguerite. Can you discern ward with the promise that another quarter the horizon beyond? You can. Well, of an hour would bring them to the sum- then, over that space on which your eye mit.
is now fixed, came Napoleon Bonaparte So, for that space of time, and mayhap from Elba. The result is of too recent somewhat longer, they continued to ascend; date to need repetition. Now, follow the and then, being in advance of his compa- line of coast towards us. Along that came nion, William Moreton suddenly halted the French revolutionary army to take and exclaimed, “Now, if you will! Stop possession of this country, by fire, and to take breath. No; rather to be breath- sword, and pillage, in the name of liberty. less !” And presently the friends stood, Nearer you see the outskirts of Nice, then side by side, gazing upon the magnificent the castle of Monalbano, below which, but scenes around.
hidden from us by the hill above them, Behind them, and far, far away to the are the town and port of Villa Franca, northward, rose alps beyond alps, in triple before which, while cruising, in the year and quadruple range, bounding the horizon 1794, an English sixty-four gun ship* took with their hoary and irregular summits, fire and blew up, and the captain with his below which appeared lesser but yet high whole crew perished. These are melanand mighty hills, multitudinous and fantastic in form, unbroken in their con
* The Ardent, Captain Manners Sutton.
choly recollections, but nothing when com- like veteran Pellew, the playful, humane pared with the loss of life in former times unbending, dauntless Exmouth. But for inflicted by man upon man, striving for him was reserved a nobler triumph than the possession of the fertile hills and vales might have been derived even from conbelow us.
Of that, however, hereafter. quest over the enemies of his country; to Now, run your eye to the westward; the him it was given to beat down in their next object is the small promontory of strong hold and bend the stubborn necks of Fraxinet, the form of which we can here the foes of the human race, to liberate the clearly discern, running, like a huge pier, captives and break the chains of slavery.” into the sea, protecting the port of Villa “ Yet,” observed Charles, with a sigh, Franca by its eastern side, while from the poor Collingwood, worn out and homewest side you perceive a smaller headland sick, if not heart-broken, lived not to bear jutting out at a right angle, or spurwise, his honours home to his native land. The thus forming a secure and hidden retreat lamp of his glory flickered and expired for small vessels. Remark it well. It has upon the face of the deep !" a history which we will talk over in our “Not so !” exclaimed William. “His projected boat excursion. The next object glory, his name, his memory remain, 'and is Eza again, and from thence the bold will remain, though his spirit be fledeminences along the coast serve but to where ? I know not. I cannot know. Look show where, behind or beneath them, lie not surprised, Charles, I am no unbeliever in Monaco, Mentona, Vintimiglia, Bordighera, a future state, nor will I attempt to account and St. Remo. But far away to the left, metaphysically for the influences which cerin the blue distance, between two sloping tain localities exercise over the mind; but hill tops, you see a hazy promontory. # often amid the sublimities of nature,
and whole principality lies between that and particularly when inhaling the pure upper us. Well, it is our last point along shore. air on lofty eminences such as this on There is the town of Oneglia, and there, which we now stand, I feel that my mind, among his thousand daring, gallant deeds, as well as my visual organs, looks down came one day our immortal Nelson in the upon the things of the lower world. Yes ; Agamemnon, and,
even now the fit is upon me, and were I to
abandon myself to its course, soon should I * Like an eagle in a dovecote,
be lost in strange imaginings; and, as in a
world of dreams, my spirit would fain exYes; he was as the eagle, sailing over that pand its wings, hovering to commingle with world of waters, for even at the mention those of the high and mighty departed.” of his name and the tidings of his coming, “ You are an enthusiast, William," obhis haughty, vaunting foes cowered and served Charles, smiling, as he drew from fled away with their mighty ships and the ample pockets of his shooting jacket a thousand guns."
flat tin sandwich case, at the mere sight of “ Yes," exclaimed Charles Harland, ex- which his romantic friend felt that the cited by the patriotic theme," and there, keen upper air had not wrought in his away to the right, towards Toulon, and mind a perfect contempt for all the things before us, as far as the eye can reach of the lower world.” where methinks I catch a glimpse of Cor- So, after the guise of everyday sportssica rising from the sea, on that 'ground,' men, they sate down to their unceremoas the seamen call it, long cruised the nious repast, for which our enthusiast had noble devoted Collingwood, pining away provided a flask of the red wine of Bellay, till his heart was sick within him at the and congratulated themselves upon having long deferred hope of one more glorious managed matters without a guide or serday, in which he should again lead the vants, who cannot help hearing, and often van, again mingle in the joys and direct cannot help talking, when least desirable. the thunder of the strife, and end his Blue and cloudless was the sky, but the weary but indefatigable career amid the sun was declining seaward when our friends shouts of victory.”
commenced their descent, yet they lingered Aye,” said William, “and there too, in admiration to watch the ever-changing with the same bootless hope, using every hues of the distant Alps before them; the stratagem to entice the enemy to come cloudland,” tinted ever and anon with forth, long anxiously watched the boy- purple and many-coloured light by the
VOL. X.-N0. V.-MAY, 1837.
Fluttered the Volscians.'
now slanting sunbeams; then, dropping, cilable with the dictates of reason. Yes, one by one, into shade and obscurity, as we have, all of us within, a tint of superthough melting and dissolving into the ex- stition.” panse, and thus breaking the hitherto dis- “ Some of us have to a certainty," tinct outline of the stupendous chain. claimed Charles. "But come, my dear
“ These are thy glorious works, Parent of fellow! Let us trot out now, or we shall good," was impressed on their minds, if not be too late for dinner, and my mother and uttered by their lips, as they moved down- Caroline will be visited by some evil “preward, and the lowerhillsshut out thesplendid sentiments concerning us.' back ground from their view. In their rapid Now, the said Caroline Harland was a descent, amid fantastically-shaped rocks young lady, to describe whose personal enand fearful declivities, we need not follow dowments would be a pleasant task to atthem : but, as they were approaching Nice, tempt, were we writing a tale of love at by the new winding road that leads to full length; but, as matters are, it will Genoa, Charles pointed to a house standing suffice to say, that though every body deupon the very brink of the rock above clared her to be very beautiful, equally them. “ You talked of commingling with unanimous was the opinion that a little spirits,” said he. 66 Behold a miracle! I more of the roseate hue of health upon her can't tell you what virgin or saint per- cheeks would be an improvement. And formed it, inasmuch as the light sufficeth perchance it was with the hope of producus not to decipher that inscription below ing some such effect, that the little family the niche or shrine cut in the rock. But resolved to winter at Nice. What the rethe owner of that house opined that it sult was we shall see in due time, but on must be destroyed by the formation of this the present occasion, a stranger noticing road, and so he made a vow, and lo! we her uneasiness at the procrastination of the and all others pass it by. There is an 'on dinner hour, might have judged her appedit? about a certain number of crowns
tite to be considerably improved. being judiciously distributed; but, of At length, the two gentlemen made their course, if the engineer had previously ar- appearance; and then followed one of ranged his plan, he could not have deviated those cheerful, placid evenings at home, an inch. So it is a miracle."
when, in the luxury of mutual confidence, “ Always the same!” said William the heart enjoys perfect repose, and which, Moreton,“
you can extract mirth from in after days we love to recall, and cherish any thing. You think this man supersti- fondly in memory, as calm and sunny tious and weak-minded, no doubt; but, spots strongly contrasting with the hours judge not rashly. Bethink ye of those of feverish excitement, spent in gaiety and who ruled in this land ere our native frivolity, and the wild chase after pleacountry appertained to the civilised world. Even there, on the other side of the little Caroline and her venerable parent listened river Paglion, stands before us Cimiers, the with flattering attention to their visiter's remains of a Roman city, with its amphi- historical details of events that had occurred theatre, and enough to tell us of arts culti- on and near the spot where they were then vated, and luxuries and conquest, and all seated; and he, like most of us when we that we can boast of in our pride. Aye, and find our hobbies admired (and sometimes
They were the masters of the too when they are not,) proceeded unworld, yet ventured not upon important checked in his course, from the foundation expeditions, nor dared to risk a battle un- of the ancient town, six hundred years less assured of success by certain appear before the Christian era, through the conances in the entrails of a beast, or the flight tinued and harassing incursions of the of birds. Will you, on that account, say Salians and Ligurians; the invasion of that they were weak-minded ? No. The the Romans, who held possession of the aruspices, even as priests of more modern country till the downfall of their mighty religions, were looked up to by the many empire ; after which, it successively fell a as beings communing with another world. prey to the Goths, the Burgundians, the Do we despise their omens ? Let us look Visigoths, the French, the Counts of Arles, into our own hearts and we shall find, in the Houses of Arragon and Anjou, and some secret corner, lurking presentiments the Kings of Naples. He then referred to of good or evil, and fancies utterly irrecon- the incursion of the Lombards, who are
said to have destroyed the Roman city of castle rock, rising boldly from the sea, Cemelion, now called Cimiers.
between the port and the new town. It is not to be supposed that William You have something to tell us of that, I Moreton ran through such important events hope ?" with the rapidity they are here noted; but “ The original town was built upon its having reached this epoch, he paused for summit,” replied William," and a strong a while, and then said,
66 We now have ar- position it was for many centuries before rived at the time of the Saracens. William, the invention of gunpowder, after which it your sister must visit Fraxinet with us. was regularly fortified as a citadel, the inI will engage to procure a good boat, and habitants having long before withdrawn and steady, able men.”
built a new town at its base." Caroline hesitated, and Mrs. Harland in- “But who destroyed the citadel ?” inquired if there was any danger, and the quired Charles, impatiently. young men averred that there was none, “An Englishman," replied William, and wished her to make one of the party ; “the Duke of Berwick, a natural son of but that offer she declined, leaving her our King James the Second, and, by his daughter to please herself, and her daughter mother's side, nephew of the great Duke of was with no great difficulty induced to join Marlborough. After the revolution, he in the excursion, little dreaming how it followed his royal parent into exile, and would terminate. And then fixing on the entered the French service, in which he hour of noon to meet on the morrow, they rose to the rank of marechal, and comseparated for the night.
manded here in 1706, when he besieged Cloudless again was 66 the blue Italian and took the town and demolished the sky," and playfully light and refreshing was castle. But your question has made me the breeze that scarcely ruffled the face of leap suddenly over the events of somewhat the transparent and glistening waters, when like a thousand years. However, don't be our little party descended into a boat, and alarmed, I will not attempt to inflict the glided forth from the small harbour of whole now upon you in detail.” Nice.
“Do not mind him," said Caroline, “tell " How unlike is this to February else- me every thing. What I have already where,” said Caroline, “ If we had but heard will give an interest to all my walks such a climate in dear, dear old England !" and rides in the vallons' and the country, “ Heaven forbid !” exclaimed her brother. that I never felt before. I have been used " Think of the summer! No, no, these to look upon and admire all around me rocks and hills shelter one nicely during listlessly, merely because the rocks were the winter months, and the eternal olive fantastic in form, and the narrow passes trees are a very good make-shift for ver- and lofty hills were, as we say, picturesque; dure; but give me our native green val- but, henceforth, I shall imagine every spot leys—our gradually budding springs—our to have been the scene of some wild and moderate summer heat, and our rich and romantic encounter." glorious autumn, with its thousand tints of " Aye!” exclaimed William Moreton, beauty! And even now! By George! " and if those rocks could speak, each the very mention of home makes me wish would have its tale to tell of deeds more myself with my dog and gun at the old fierce and wild and deadly than aught your woodside. And then, who ever heard a fancy, gentle lady, could depict. But, not
Tallyho!' among these breakneck pre- to weary you, and because I would not cipices and rolling stones? And look at trust to memory, I have noted down on these poor creatures who presume to call paper the principal events that have passed themselves sailors. Compare them with (since the inroads of the Lombards), upon one of our jolly jack-tars! Ha, ha! The the scene before us. I have omitted the idea is absolutely ridiculous. But don't Saracens, who, for more than two centuries, let us talk of home, or I shall be low- ever and anon came with fire and sword, spirited. So, William, my dear fellow, because we shall visit their strong hold, brush up your memory and go on with and, when there, you will better judge of your chronicles. You'll have one attentive the terror they spread over land and sea. hearer, I'm sure, for Cary has been dream- Shall I read my notes ?” ing all night about Goths and Vandals. “ Let us have all the murders out at There now is a beautiful subject! The once,” said Charles. “ Have your smelling