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It is our pleasant duty to state, that although

for Northumberland House; and, in consequence His Majesty had an attack of gout at the beginning of the favourable change in his Grace's health, the of the month, and a slight relapse on the 22nd, parties are expected to conimence soon after their and Her Majesty has suffered from a trifling cold,

Grace's arrival. they are both in the enjoyment of good health. The Duchess of Gordon intends to dispose of her Her Majesty has been sitting to Sir Martin Archer noble mansion in Belgrave Square, and to continue Shee for her portrait, and has, during the greater

abroad for some time. part of the month, taken her accustomed rides. We are sorry to state that the health of the Duke The Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria,

of Montrose does not improve. attended by Lady Conroy, Baroness Lehzen, and The Marquess of Hertford, the Earl and Countess Sir John Conroy, arrived at Kensington Palace on of Shrewsbury, and many other English fashionables, the 22nd from Claremont. Their Royal Highnesses intend to winter at Nice, and return England were present at Covent Garden Theatre on the about Easter next. occasion of the benefit of Mr. Charles Kemble, We are happy to state that the Marchioness of and returned to Claremont on the 24th.

Donegal is so much recovered from her illness, as His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, Lord to prevent the necessity of the Earl of Belfast (who Lynedoch, Lord Waterpark, Sir William Cook, arrived express from Paris) proceeding to Ireland. Colonel Parke, and a numerous circle, are now on

The Marchioness of Westmeath has taken


her a visit at Holkham, the seat of Mr. and Lady Anne residence for the winter at Naples. Her Ladyship Coke.

intends, it is said, to make a long sojourn on the On the 8th, the House of Lords met pro forma,

Continent. and was further prorogued to the 31st of January

Letters have been received from the Marquess of next.

Londonderry, dated St. Petersburgh, stating that The apartments in the Round Tower, Windsor his Lordship and the Marchioness, from the severity Castle, where the Earl of Munster is entitled to of the weather, had been slightly indisposed. reside, as Lieutenant of the lower Castle, but which The Marquess of Abercorn intends building a his Lordship has generously refused, are to be ap- magnificent chateau in the Highlands of Scotland. propriated, it is understood, during the approaching The Earl of Derby is making vast improvements season, to the occasional visiters of their Majesties, on his estates in Lancashire. At Knowsley, his by whose commands they have been elegantly Lordship expends £500 weekly in wages to lafurnished.

bourers. The Prince de Polignac arrived at the Clarendon The Earl and Countess Grosvenor will remain Hotel on the 3rd. It is expected that a mansion at Motcomb House, near Shaftesbury, until the in Connaught Place will be fitted up for his confinement of her Ladyship, which is expected to future residence.

be early in the present month. The Duke of Newcastle has subscribed £1000 The Earl of Devon and his interesting family towards the erection of a new pier at the harbour are sojourning at his seat, Powderham Castle. Mr. of Aberystwith, and has besides become guarantee Southey has been on a visit at the Castle. The for a further sum of £2000, in case the subscription learned Earl is not expected to come to town until now in progress should not prove sufficient for its the meeting of Parliament. object.

The Earl of Kingston's magnificent seat, Mitchels The Duke and Duchess of Sutherland intend town Castle, county Cork, has been relinquished to returning home in the first week of March. Their his son, Viscount Kingsborough. The noble Earl, Graces will pass only part of that time at Paris. it will be recollected, by a commission de lunatico

The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland are inquirendo, has been pronounced of unsound mind expected to leave Alnwick Castle early in February from the 9th of April, 1830.

The Earl of Dundonald is about to proceed to under the immediate superintendence of her deceased Paris, to lay the results of a new philosophical ex- lord. periment before the members of the Institute. The Right Hon. the President of the Board of

We understand that the Earl of Winchilsea will Control has arrived at Evesham House, Wilts, on in a few days be married to the Hon. Miss Bagot, a visit to Mr. Methuen, M. P. It is reported that maid of honour to the Queen. The marriage will the Rt. Hon. Baronet is on the eve of leading one be solemnised at Brighton, and it is expected that of the daughters of Mr. Methuen to the hymeneal their Majesties will give the bride away. Lord altar. Maryborough is expected to be present at the ce- Sir Walter Cann, Bart., is about to lead to the remony.

hymeneal altar Miss Taylor, the young and beautiWe are requested to contradict a statement which ful daughter of Colonel Taylor, of Ogwel House, has gone the round of the papers, concerning im- in the county of Devon. provements and preparations at the residence of It is understood that Miss Ridley, eldest unmarthe Dowager Countess of Charleville, Cavendish ried sister of Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bart., will Square.

shortly be led to the altar by John Cookson, Esq., The health of the Earl of Westmorland continues eldest son of Isaac Cookson, Esq. of Meldon Park. in a very delicate state.

On Saturday the 10th, the christening of the The Earl of Eldon has erected a beautiful tablet infant son of Lieut.-Col. John Sydney and Lady in St. Nicholas Church, at Newcastle, to the memory Susan Doyle took place at Brighton. Their Maof the late William Scott, Esq., the venerable earl's jesties were graciously pleased to stand sponsors, and father.

deputed the Earl and Countess of Sheffield to be Viscount Gage is said to be on the eve of dimi. their proxies. · Lady Sheffield, on the part of their nishing his establishment at Firle-place, Sussex, and Majesties, presented to the infant a most beautiful making an extended continental tour.

piece of plate. Lord Robert Grosvenor's new mansion in Upper

Mr. and Mrs. St. John Mildmay are expected to Grosvenor-street is undergoing various repairs, commence their fashionable parties at their new which will not be completed until the spring.

mansion in Berkeley-square early in February Lord Saye and Sele will recommence his dinner

next. parties in Bruton-street early this month.

The youthful son of Sir Gore Ouseley, who has The infant Lord Massey, born in 1827, is now, by

been more than once alluded to as one of the muthe recent demise of his noble father, the youngest

sical prodigies of the age, is said to have just compeer in the three kingdoms.

pleted an opera. The young composer is only eleven Lady Dudley Stewart has discontinued her parties years of age. in Wilton-crescent.

We are requested to state that Mrs. Huntley, Lady Grenville continues to enjoy her residence

who has suffered from a long and serious illness, is at Dropmore, the house and pleasure-grounds at

sufficiently recovered to attend to the commands of which place were so tastefully decorated and adorned the 'nobility and gentry as heretofore.


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Adventures in the Moon and other Worlds. eulogium by an extract which will give our readers Longman & Co.

a better idea of the author's style than the most MORE genius is displayed in this work than we

elaborate description could afford. have seen in any other single volume since the publication of “Childe Harold.” Although entirely Body. Since you and I first became assodifferent in form, it is, like that magnificent poem, ciates, you have never ceased to revile me. I have a discursive philosophical essay; but, while Byron till now, borne your injurious language in silence, cast his glowing thoughts in the mould of Spenser, but at length venture to inquire what offence you our anonymous author has clothed his ideas in the



can charge me with, for I have not hitherto been nervous prose of the best old English writers. able to guess from your invectives what it is that Unfortunately, at the same time that he emulates

you complain of. the power of his prototypes, he does not abate a Mind. I complain of being united to a thing jot of the prolixity which has caused their works to so base as you are, and so unsuitable to me. be less frequently read than they are quoted. ' Body. This is your usual language, and I Precious literary fragments, like samples of rich wish to represent to you, that since we were born, ore, are seen and admired, but mankind in general and have grown up together, I am entitled to a are too busy or too idle to explore the mines from kinder treatment, and I may add that the care which such brilliant specimens are extracted. with which I have provided for your ease and Having briefly stated our high opinion of this enjoyment might claim some gratitude from you,

I production, we shall endeavour to justify our have made over to you my skull as a residence,


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which was prepared with great art for your recep- wrong that is done; but it would not be difficult tion, and fitted up with every thing that it was to prove that you concur with me in every transthought you could want.

gression, and are very often the first instigator. Mind. I admire the confidence with which Let us take as an example the vices of luxury, in you speak of having conferred an obligation on me which I seem to be the most active; I have no by receiving me into your skull, instead of which doubt you will deny that you are instrumental in you ought to be grateful to me for condescending my debaucheries. to settle myself in such a paltry dwelling. But if Mind. Certainly I do; you alone are guilty you desire to know the cause of my displeasure, let of every kind of intemperance, thus inflicting upon me ask you, when our confederacy was first agreed me innumerable disorders and miseries, which ! upon, was it not a condition that you should be have never deserved, and undermining all my vigour subject to my authority ?

and enjoyment. For such is the unjust alliance “ Body. I confess that such was the treaty.

which I have been forced into, that when you pracMind. Then have I not reason to complain of tise a vice the pains of it fall equally upon me. You a vassal so turbulent and seditious as I have always drink to intoxication, and the next morning require found you?

me to sustain the head-ache. You by a long course Body. I am astonished at the charge, for I of intemperance bring on the gout, and I must cannot remember any revolt that I have been guilty partake of it. You eat and drink alone, but we of. The five senses have been appointed to transmit must ache in conjunction ; and I, who do nothing intelligence to you, and I believe that each of them towards the acquisition of gout, am involved in has, with perfect regularity and despatch, given you every pang that you have caused. My share, too, the information that it is charged with. Besides is much the more severe, since all the requisite this, all my limbs are subject to your command ; patience is exacted from and whatever may be every muscle waits to execute your will, and moves the pain, I am expected to supply fortitude. Have only when you order it. Such is the subordination you the confidence to deny that you ought to bear that has been established, and I thought it had your own gout? always been observed. But has there lately been Body. So far from owning myself only in fault, any disaffection amongst my limbs ? Has a leg or I maintain that the guilt of our luxury is to be iman arm refused to obey you, or have any of my puted entirely to you. fingers declared themselves independent?

Mind. According to you, then, it is the imMind. No; I do not accuse them of disobe- mortal soul which dines sumptuously, while the dience.

body remains perfectly abstemious; the reasoning “Body. Have any of the senses then been faculty drinks, and the mouth is not concerned in remiss in their duties ? Perhaps the ear has failed the debauch. to communicate to you a sound, of which it had Body. This you represent with your usual received notice, or the nose may have neglected to want of candour; but I can easily prove that you impart a perfume that had come to it. If these only are to blame for every vicious banquet. senses have been guilty of suppressing any sounds Hunger and thirst are my natural appetites, or smells, which were due to you, I will enforce a which would rest satisfied with the most simple greater vigilance, and take care that in future smell. food, were it not for the elaborate flavours, the ing and hearing shall be honestly executed.

sauces, and other sophistries, with which you mis“ Mind. I do not say that either the ear or the lead me. My uneducated hunger would never have nose has been refractory. In all such duties as attempted a discovery beyond plain meats, so that, these you maintain a great parade of obedience. without your fertility of invention, and your research My accusation against you is, that you are full of into flavours, the gout would never have been vices and sensual passions, which I highly disap- found. Pray answer me, was it the body that prove of, and which you gratify in defiance of me. invented wine ? To which of my limbs did it first In vain I prohibit your luxury; my commands are occur that the grape might become a delicious broken as soon as they are pronounced ; you commit liquor? Was it the foot, the hand, or the shoulder, follies in my presence without the least restraint; that conceived the happy thought? Look at the and when you have a pleasure in view, I seem not drunkard in his disgrace, and remember that it to have the least power to deter you from it. The was the reason, the immortal mind, which devised truth is, that from head to foot you are in a state a liquor to debase bim. Such is your justice to me! of insurrection, and yet presume to value yourself you invent a pernicious liquor, pour it down my on your obedience, affirming in proof of it that you throat, till I can no longer walk or stand, and then furnish a note to smell for me whenever I desire. accuse me of debauchery. My natural moderation

“ I was born for virtue and contemplation, and is proved by those animals which have no mind, or if you had no share in mankind, crime would be at least one of so little sagacity, that it can make unknown. Your intemperate passions cover the no discoveries in vice. The horse has the same world with vice, the punishment of which falls upon sensations as man: like you, it has to contend with me. You commit sins, and I am involved in the a conspiracy of the five senses, but not having an consequences of them.

immortal reason to invent new tastes, it remains “ Body. You are very indulgent in excusing satisfied with its original enjoyments. You say it yourself, and very liberal in assigning to me all the is unjust that you should feel the pains from my

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festivities, by which you would make it appear that debased, so that even the blandishments of a goblet I associate you with me only in gout and head-ache, of wine overcome me, and then you upbraid me and refuse to admit you as an accomplice in the with my compliance. delight of eating and drinking, while the truth is, Body. Nothing can be more unjust than to that you share with me all the pleasures of a ban charge me with these evil suggestions. My volupquet, and cannot deny that I impart to you the tuousness takes place only while a meal lasts : you flavour of wine as frankly as I communicate a pang have enjoyment also in recollecting past pleasures, of gout. You are never excluded from my palate, and looking forward to new. It is your own fancies nor is there a taste or sensation in it which is kept that solicit you, and not my entreaties. I have a secret from you. I am not therefore to be per- no pleasure in a goblet of wine, except at the suaded that you have less pleasure from our enjoy- moment of commission; you expect it for hours ments than I have ; but so unreasonable are you, before, revolve it in your thoughts, consider the that while you never fail to demand from me your flavour of it, and then when the peril arrives, you full share of enjoyment, you wish me to keep all accuse me of your not being able to refuse the the pain for myself. If you had not your part of draught. the delight, I think you would not so easily acquiesce “ I have certainly given you the first hint of our in our pleasures ;, for when any pernicious food is pleasures, but you have improved upon my suggesto be devoured, or a few supernumerary goblets are tions, and pursued them till they became luxury. to be drained, I always find you a willing associate. “Real appetite is too dilatory for you, and you

Mind. That I deny ; I never fail to remon- therefore practise a thousand artifices to be huugry. strate against your vices.

Often, too, when I have been quite disabled by Body. Yes; when there is no banquet ready, excess, you make use of variety and persuasive you pass the time in admiring temperance, and dishes to give me new resolution for a debauch ; sometimes you tell me that we will certainly begin and in all our other pleasures you endeavour to to practise it; but when the opportunity arrives, revive me in the same manner. My inclinations when the table is before us, and we sit down to be are slow to be provoked, and soon satisfied. You temperate,—you forget all our plans, and suffer us are indefatigably voluptuous." to be undone without the least expostulation.

We regret that our limits will not allow us to “ That you may not seem to authorise our irre- give the whole of this beautiful dialogue, the rest gularities, you pretend to be careless and forgetful, of which relates to the passion of love, avarice, while in truth you heartily enjoy what we are

&c., &c. doing. When I stretch out my hand to the goblet, The Andalusian Annual. Coloured Plates. you seem to be thinking of something else ; when

Macrone. I help myself to a luxurious dish, though you know how perniciously it is composed, you wink at the

A new Annual is, apart from all play upon the ingredients, and give me no warning against it. word, an actual novelty. Year after year, altered Nor is this all, but you frequently labour even to

only in its phrases, the same venerable body bas corroborate my imprudence; and when, from a been presented to our notice; the same entertainregard to health, we hesitate to partake of some

ment, in fact, but with new scenery, dresses, and thing that we both love, you can instantly find

decorations. At length, however, a real change some casuistry to justify the dish, affirming that it

bas been effected; it is no longer a mere modifica has not all the malice imputed to it, or we have

tion of the old genus, Annual, that is brought tried it before, and survived, or perhaps, this once

before us, but we see the discovery of an entirely it may do no harm, with many such evasions, which

new species. Beautiful as were the portraits of I never should have had genius to invent. But if this Duchess, or the other Countess ; or a child you really disapprove of intemperance, why do not with a pitcher; or a Landscape with the setting you positively forbid it ?

Sun ;-—the subjects become every year less sụsa “ Mind. If I sometimes want the firmness to ceptible of variation. We are far from denying, control you, I ought not to be reproached with it also, the surpassing splendour of those architectural by you, who betray me into every frailty. All my recollections of foreign countries which have of base appetites I receive from you; the immortal late been resorted to as the means of variety. But soul has no love of wine or rich viands. It is by mere architectural beauty, whether the splendid your means only that plausible dishes ever prevail result of Grecian taste, Gothic elaboration, or against me. Without your persuasion, the most Moorish fancy, did, and could, only tell a melanurgent meats would fail to move me; but you give choly tale of bygone days; there was wanting the them a specious flavour, and misrepresent them to charm that never fails to be found in the represen, me in such a variety of tastes that I am deceived. tation of living manners.

“ You are always contriving to mislead me, and The Andalusian Annual appears to us to fill up it is impossible that I should defend myself against this chasm in our lighter periodical literature. We a perpetual intrigue of the five senses. You in- are placed on a scene, necessarily new to the cessantly instigate me to evil, and molest me with greater part of our countrymen; the dark-eyed a thousand vile desires, which never permit me to beauties of the South, still glowing from their own enjoy that state of reason and tranquillity which is sunny clime, move before us with all the life and natural to me. By your arts I am enfeebled and reality of nature; and we see that strange coins

pound of romance and robbery—of a life of occa- examination of his Lordship's claims, but we sional violence with a leisure of habitual laziness, heartily wish that his endeavours to establish them which forms the characteristic distinction of the may prove as successful as they are just. His Spanish peasant. We have the music and the song, case must be considered one of the most extrain which the lawless pursuits of the one sex, and the ordinary of les Causes célèbres recorded in the scarcely less dangerous coquetry of the other, find a legal annals of Britain. The statement, which common relaxation ; and sketches and anecdotes fill with the appendix, forms a quarto volume, of about up, and complete the picture of Andalusian life. two hundred and fifty pages, is published in the

With respect to the manner in which the literary French language as well as in English. department of this elegant work has been executed, Two thousand five hundred practical recipes it is perhaps enough to say that, to our eye at least,

in Family Cookery ; the fine Spanish hand of the Author of " the Court and Camp of Don Carlos,” is distinctly visible In which the whole art of preparing food and drink through the whole of it. The very excusable for the human stomach is simplified and explained, morceau of Milesian modesty, which talks in the in accordance to the best knowledge of the age title-page, of that Gentleman as the Editor of the and most conducive to the health and happiness of annual, can only blind the very inexperienced

our species; with an INTRODUCTION on the duties reader. But there was no occasion for disguise ;

of Cooks and other Servants ; observations on the the man who can write history at one moment, and implements employed in cooking; instructions for disport himself among the pleasures of rụral life in marketing, for trussing, and for performing the the next, may take our word for it, that he needs honours of the table with grace and propriety in the wear no mask.

whole art of carving.

By James Jennings, author The illustrations, carefully, and we should think of the Family Cyclopædia. Sherwood and Co. very expensively, coloured after original drawings This volume exhibits great literary as well as by a Native Artist, to whom the objects are familiar culinary research. The title-page, comprehensive from his youth, and from whose pencil they come as it is, omits to mention the most attractive, if not with all the warmth of a Spanish sunshine-for he the most useful portion of the work,—"outlines never saw any other-are, in themselves, the best of the history of the art of Cookery," in which the guarantee of their fidelity. We should suggest, progress of this important pursuit is traced from the however, that if a little pains had been taken, in creation of the world to the present time. We colouring the prints, to subdue the rosy hue which have often thought that a“ Culinary Annual” would is too prononcé for Spanish complexions, the be a most profitable speculation. Mr. Jennings's general effect would have been improved.

admirable production splendidly bound, with gilt Upon the whole, we are much pleased with the edges, would rival the most elegant of those holiday Andalusian Annual ; and the “ Editor,” (if he publications. To single ladies, it would afford be resolved to persist in his incognito) is justly decisive proof of a dangler's intentions. entitled to the public thanks, as the discoverer of a Souvenirs and Keepsakes are equivocal tokens of new source of pleasure.

attachments, but a present of “Two thousand five Narrative of the Oppressive Law proceed- would give solid proof of a Gentleman's anticipa

hundred practical recipes in Family Cookery ings;

tions of connubial felicity. In a case of incor And other measures, resorted to by the British stancy, such a gift would afford sufficient evidence to Government, and numerous private Individuals, to ensure heavy damages for a “ breach of promise,” overpower the Earl of Stirling, and subvert his

while to the happy but inexperienced bride, the work lawful rights, written by himself. Also a Genea

will give ample instruction in every branch of logical account of the Family of Alexander, Earls domestic economy. The following amusing speciof Stirling, &c., compiled from MSS. in the pos- mens of culinary lore are extracted from the introsession of the family. Followed by an historical duction. view of their hereditary possessions in Nova Scotia, “ Mustard.--A curious etymology of the word Canada, &c., by Ephraim Lockart, Esq., with a mustard has been mentioned by the author of the copious appendix of royal charters and other docu. Tabella Cibaria, namely, that as mustard was a ments.

hot seed and its quality expressed by multum ardet, There are few books more interesting and in- it burns much, it was expressed in old French, by structive than those which relate to the romance of moult arde, and thus became corrupted to Musreal life, yet the perusal of them is too often con- tard. sidered a task rather than a recreation. Like the “Sirloin. There is an anecdote respecting the lady, who was delighted with Plutarch's Lives till Sirloin, that has been frequently told; it is, that she was told they were not novels-readers in King Charles II., called sometimes the merry search of amusement prefer fiction to truth. We monarch, after dining off a loin of beef, was so much are not exempt from this failing; and confess we pleased with it, that he said it should be knighted ; were somewhat surprised to find ourselves not less that he performed the ceremony of creating a knight interested and amused by the Earl of Stirling's over the loin, and that henceforward it has been statement than we have been by any novel of the called Sirloin. But, according to the author of

It is not our province to enter into an Tabella Cibaria, the word 'sirloin means sur


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