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The practice of wearing black patches on various varieties of this fashion, which certainly is not ex

the tlies, giving sharp shivers of his skin, and moving

to and fro his ineffectual docked tail; and now Miss parts of the face is amusingly ridiculed in several ceeded in absurdity and ugliness by the horned and


Betty Wilson, the host's daughter, comes streaming papers, and its application to party politics satirized heart-shaped dresses of the fifteenth century. in the 81st number. 1783, a change appears to have taken place, and a

forth in a flowered gown and ear-rings, carrying with

four of her beautiful fingers the foaming glass, for The affectation of a male costume by ladies for flat-crowned, broad-brimmed straw or silk hat, surriding suits is repeatedly noticed and censured by rounded with ribands, is worn upon the hair, which which, after the traveller has drank it, she receives the Spectator. In No. 104 is a description of a lady lowered atop, bulges out at the sides like a bishop with an indifferent eye, looking another way, the in a coat and wristcoat of blue camlet, trimmed and wig profusely powdered, while two or three immense

lawful two-pence. Now grasshoppers " fry,” as Dryembroidered with silver, with a petticoat of the same curls fall from beneath it upon the shoulders. In

Now cattle stand in water, and ducks are

envied. Now boots and shoes, and trees by the road. stuff by which alone her sex was recognized, as she .1786–9, an improvement appears, which a modern wore a smartly cocked beaver hat edged with silver, writer attributes, in a great measure, to the taste of side are thick with dust; and dogs, rolling in it, after and rendered more sprightly by a feather; and her Sir Joshua Reynolds, Angelica Kauffman, Hopner, issuing out

of the water, into which they have been

thrown to fetch sticks, come scattering horror among hair, curled and powdered, hung to a considerable and the other painters of that day. The hair was length down her shoulders, tied like that of a rakish worn full and flowing, we may almost say dishevelled;

the legs of the spectators. Now a fellow who finds

he has three miles further to go in a pair of tight young gentleman's, with a long streaming scarlet but powder maintained its ground till 1793, when it riband. They also assumed the male periwig on was discarded by Her Majesty Queen Charlotte and shocs, is in a pretty situation. Now rooms with the those occasions, in addition to the coat, hat, and the Princesses, and at length disappeared, we trust

sun upon them become intolerable; and the apofeather. An exceedingly little muff was in fashion for ever, from the toilets of a British beauty. Ladies thecary's apprentice, with a bitterness beyond aloes, in 1710-11, and a black silk mantua is mentioned in wore white stockings even in mourning, as late as the

thinks of the pond he used to bathe in at school.

Now men with powdered heads (especially if thick) the pleasant story of Brunetta and Phillis, No. 80. year 78. Mrs. Damer, the eccentric and celebrated sculptor, is said to have been the first female who

envy those that are unpowdered, and stop to wipe THE REIGNS OF GEORGE 1. (1714-27), and George II. wore black stockings in England; which circumstance,

them up hill, with countenances that seem to ex-
combined with other peculiar habits, obtained for her

postulate with destiny. Now boys assemble round

the village pump with a ladle to it, and delight to boast of Hogarth for their illustrator, and introduce the epithet of “Epicinean” in the newspaper epigrams small frilled or puff caps, loose gowns called sacques, of the day. Though the large hoop was, towards the

make a forbidden splash and get wet through the

shoes. Now also they make suckers of leather, and and cloaks with hoods, termed cardinals. The hoop close of the eighteenth century, only worn at court

bathe all day in rivers and ponds, and make mighty maintained its post, though it frequently changed its or in full dress, the pocket-hoop is ridiculed in 1780

fishing for “tittle-bats.” Now the bee, as he hums fashion. In 1735, we perceive it projecting all round by a print in which a girl so attired is placed beside a like the wheel fardingale; the petticoat short and the donkey laden with a pair of panniers. For the abolj. along, seems to be talking heavily of the heat. Now

doors and brick walls are burning to the hand; and gown without a train. In 1745 the hoop has increased tion of the court-hoop, we are indebted to the taste

a walled lane, with dust and broken bottles in it, at the sides and diminished in front, and a pamphlet of George IV. The other excrescence lingered in was published in that year, entitled “The enormous fashion more or less till the French revolution in 89,

near a brick-field is a thing not to be thought of. abomination of the Hoop-petticoat, as the fashion which affected the female as powerfully as the male

Now a green lane, on the contrary, thick set with now is.' Ten years later, it is scarcely discernible in costume of Europe. Fashion, ever in extremes,

hedge-row clms, and having the noise of a brook

“Tumbling in pebble stone,” is one of the pleasantest some figures, and in 1757 it re-appears, expanding, rushed from high-peaked stays and figured satins, things in the world. right and left, into the shape which the court dress yard-long waists and hooped petticoats, into the of George III's reign has rendered familiar to us. lightest and slightest products of the loom, which

Now, in town, gossips talk more than ever in In 1735 we find the heads still low and covered by clung round the form, whether graceful or ungainly: ginning the conversaation with saying that the heat

rooms, in door-ways, and out of window, always be. small frilled caps, and flat gipsy-looking straw hats

and were girdled absolutely under the armpits. Let of moderate dimensions.

is overpowering. Now blinds are let down and doors In 1745-6 the caps are:

those who have laughed at the habits of our ancestors still smaller, but the hats larger; and a little bonnet - let the Lady Patroness of Almack's who would

thrown open, and flannel waistcoats left off, and cold tied under the chin appears almost of the last modern start back with horror at the idea of figuring in the

meat preferred to hot, and wonder expressed why

tea continues so refreshing, and people delight to slifashion. Aprons had become part of the dress of a wimple and gorget of the thirteenth, or the coatfashionable belle during the early part of this century, hardie and monstrous head-dresses of the fourteenth,

ver lettuces into bowls, and apprentices water doorand in 1744 they reached the ground. They were fifteenth, and even eighteenth century, peep into a

ways with tin canisters that lay several atoms of

dust. Now the water-cart, jumbling along the midnext shortened, and lengthened again before 1752, as ady's pocket-book or fashionable magazine, of which

dle of the street, and jolting the showers out of its a lady is made to exclaim in the Gray's Inn Journal, the cover is scarcely old let her recal by such a

box really does something. Now fruiterers' shops No. 7, that "short aprons are coming into fashion glance the costume in which she paraded Bond-street again.” In the same ycar we find a successor to the and the park, as lately as 1815, or 20, (remembering things to those who can get them. Now ladies loiter

and dairies look pleasant, and ices are the only hood in the capuchin or a new name for the old head

at the same time that the fashions of the reign of in baths, and people make presents of flowers, and covering. “Mr. Needlework, bid John come round

Rufus or Henry V., have been rudely copied by wine is put into ice; and the after-dinner lounger with the coach to the door, and bring me my fan, monkish illuminators ignorant of the first principles

recreates his head with applications of perfumed gloves and capuchin in an instant,.". And in the of design, and their natural deformities made still

water, out of long-necked bottles.

Now the lounger eighth number of the same work is an advertisement

more hideous by a total absence of taste and skill in of the sale by auction of “the whole stock of a the delineator, while those of the reigns of George III. boots burn him. Now buckskins are not the lawn of

who cannot resist riding his new horse, feels his coquette leaving off trade, consisting of several valuand IV. have been displayed by creditable and even

Cos. Now jockeys, walking in great coats, to lose able curiosities, &c.," amongst which are mentioned first-rate artists to the best advantage,) and then "a transparent capuchin," "an elegant snuff-box favour us with her honest opinion of the difference

flesh, curse inwardly. Now five fat people in a stage

coach hate the sixth fat one who is coming in, and with a looking glass within it, being a very good between the periods in ugliness and absurdity.

think he has no right to be so large. Now clerks in pocket companion for a beauty," directions for

offices do nothing but drink soda-water and sprucepainting and the use of cosmetics, and the secret

beer, and read the newspaper. Now the old-clothesof putting on patches in an artful manner, shewing


man drops his solitary cry more deeply into the areas the effect of their different arrangement, with instructions how to place them about the eye in such a From Wednesday the 23rd, to Tuesday the 29th of July. bakers look vicious, and cooks are aggravated, and

on the hot and forsaken side of the street, and manner as to give disdain, an amorous languish, or a

the steam of a tavern-kitchen catches hold of us like cunning glance ; translated from the French.” We have been reminded, in making extracts from

the breath of Tartarus. Now delicate skins are beset With regard to ornaments, the watch and etui

with gnats, and boys make their sleeping companion adorned the waist; the jewelled necklace sparkled on

other authors, that it might be taking no unreason- start up with playing a burning-glass on his hand ;
the bosom, and bracelets were worn over the long able or immodest advantage of our position to make and blacksmiths are super-carbonated, and coblers in
gloves. Shortly after the accession of
one occasionally from writings of our own, especially their stalls almost feel a wish to be transported; and

butter is too easy to spread, and the dragoons won-
GEORGE NII, A, D. 1760,
as it might be of service to other publications, and

der whether the Romans liked their helmets; and old a necklace composed of several rows of gold chains, the readers of the London Journal far outnumber any ladies, with their lappets unpinned, walk along in a beads, or jewels, the first close round the throat, and

that may be supposed to possess the books from state of dilapidation; and the servant-maids are the others falling in festoons one under the other, so which we should quote. We should of course make

afraid they look vulgarly hot; and the author who as to cover the whole neck, was highly fashionable,

has a plate of strawberries brought him, finds that he and called “an esclavage," from the collar and chains no extracts that were not designated as such, and

has come to the end of his writing with which the wearer seemed laden. In 1772, the those who do possess the books will pardon us for We cannot conclude this article, however, without print called a Maccaroni Courtship, exhibits the same

old acquaintance sake, and because it is a conveni- returning thanks, both on our own account and on ridiculous toupee and curls by which the gentleman's head-dress of the same day was made hideous.

The following passage is from the second

that of our numerous predecessors who have left so

large a debt of gratitude unpaid, to this very useful pretty cap, called the wing or fly-cap, and resembling edition of the “ Indicator and Companion,” lately

and ready monosyllable~" Now.” We are sure that one still worn in Holland, concealed in some instances published by Mr. Colburn.

there is not a didactic poet, ancient or modern, who, the deformity of the hair, revealing only the club in

A "now."

he possess a decent share of candour, will not be which it was worn behind: the cap was again sur

Descriptive of a Hot Day.

happy to own his obligations to that masterly conmounted by a bonnet laden with bows and bunches

junction, which possesses the very essence of wit, of ribands, and the gown was tucked up behind as

Now the rosy- (and lazy.) fingered Aurora, issuing for it has the art of bringing the most remote things country girls frequently wear it at this day. The from her saffron house, calls up the moist vapours together. And its generosity is in proportion to its maccaroni head-dress was followed by those moun- to surround her, and goes veiled with them as long

wit, for it always is most profuse of its aid, where it tains of curls, powder, flowers, and feathers, which as she can : till Phæbus, coming forth in his power, is most wanted rose “alp above alp" upon the foreheads of our looks every thing out of the sky, and holds sharp un

BIRTI-DAYS. stately grandmammas, fulfilling the prophetic fears of interrupted empire from his throne of beams. Now Addison, and which, notwithstanding every body wore the mower begins to make his sweeping cuts more 24th July, at Rome, 100 years B. C. (12 O.S.

Now the them, were as much laughed at and caricatured then slowly, and resorts oftener to the beer.

We know not whether the computation is very acas they would be at present. Several prints published carter sleeps a-top of his load of hay, or plods with

curate, but he should be mentioned during the month, in the years 1776—7, represent those head-dresses double slouch of shoulder, looking out with eyes composed, like the figures in some of our recent winking under his shading hat, and with a hitch up

which was named after him), Julius Cæsar, one of pantomimes, constructed by the clown from the con- wards on one side of his mouth. Now the little girl the greatest men that ever lived, as far as a man's tents of the nearest green grocer or butterman. In at her grandmother's door watches the coaches that

greatness can be estimated from his soldiership, and one called 'the Green Stall,' the long side curls are go by, with her hand held up over her sunny fore

general talents, and personal aggrandizement. He imitated by carrots similarly disposed, and in another head. Now the labourers look well resting in their

white shirts at the door of rural ale-houses. Now the slanting summit of the mountain is laid out as in

had the height of genius in the active sense, and was a parterre, and a gardener is seen at work in it! The an elm is fine there, with a seat under it; and horses not without it in the contemplative. He was a cap'Maiden Aunt,' published July 4, 1776, exhibits a

drink out of the trough, stretching their yearning tain, a writer, a pleader, a man of the world, in the paroquet perched upon the powdered precipice, and necks with loosened collars; and the traveller calls completing with its wings and tail the ludicrous effect for his glass of ale having been without one for more largest as well as most trivial points of view, and superior of the picture. In 1778 and 1783 we still meet with than ten minutes; and his horse stands wincing at to all scruples, except those which tended to the en

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beautiful clocks, and exhibitions of moving figures. mother. When the day of interment arrived, four of

The bishop received me as I landed from the boat my gentlemen were appointed bearers, one of wirom universal, and most enduring sense, as a man of his

and conducted me to his magnificent residence, orna- was named La Boessiere. This man had entertained species, instead of a man of his time is another ques- mented with delicious fountains and gardens, set off a secret passion for her, which he never durst detion, which must be settled by the growing lights of with galleries all painted, superbly gilt, and enriched clare, on account of the inferiority of his family and the world and by future ages. He put an end to his with marble beyond description.

station. He was now destined to bear the remains country's freedom, and did no good that we are aware

The spring which affords the waters of Spa, being of her, dead, for whom he had long been dying, and

distant no more than three or four leagues from the was now as near dying for her loss, as he had before of to any one but himself, unless by the production

city of Liege, and there being only a village, con- been for her love. or prevention of results known only to Providence. sisting of three or four small houses on the spot, the The melancholy procession was marching slowly July 26th, (14th O.S.) 1721, at one of the Ork

Princess of Roche Sur Yon was advised by her along, when it was met by the Marquis de Varenbon., ney islands, where his family had settled during the

physicians to stay at Leige, and have the waters who had been the sole occasion of it. We had not

brought to her, which they assured her would have left Namur long, when the Marquis reflected upon Reformation, Sir Robert Strange, an engraver of true equal efficacy, if taken up after sunset and before his cruel behaviour towards the unhappy young lady; genius, knighted by George III. ; famous for his con- sunrise, as if drank at the spring. I was well pleased and his passion, (wonderful to relate!) being revived genial handling of some of the finest productions of that she resolved to follow the advice of her doctors, by the absence of her who inspired it, though scarcely

as we were more comfortably lodged, and had an alive while she was present, he had resolved to come Titian and others, particularly in the roundness and

agreeable society; for besides his grace, (so the and ask her of her mother in marriage. He made no delicacy of his flesh. He was originally intended for bishop is styled, as a king is addressed his majesty, doubt perhaps of success, as he seldom failed in enthe law; took up arms for the Pretender, partly to and a prince his highness), the news of my arrival terprizes of love, witness the great lady he has since please the family of the lady whom he afterwards being spread about, many lords and ladies came to obtained for a wife, in opposition to the will of her married ; and was a most excellent, amiable man, the berg, who had the honour to accompany Queen visit me. Amongst these was the countess d'Arem- family. He might besides have flattered himself that

he should easily have gained a pardon from her by delight of his friends as well as of the connoisseur. Elizabeth to Meziers, to which place she came to whom he was beloved, according to the Italian proHe was so conscientious, however in the exercise of his marry King Charles, my brother, a lady very high in verb, che la forza d'amore non riguarda al delitto,art, and worked so hard at it, that he dreaded lest the estimation of the empress, the emperor, and all “Lovers are not criminal in the estimation of one

another.” Accordingly, the Marquis solicited Don any of his children should adopt it as a profession, the princes in christendom. With her came her

sister, the Landgravine, Madame d'Aremberg, her John to be despatched to me on some errand, and and was always anxious to keep the pencil out of daughter, Mons. d’Aremberg, her son, a gallant and arrived, as I said before, at the very instant the corpse their hands.

accomplished nobleman, the perfect image of his of this illfated young lady was bearing to the grave. July 28th,(16.O.S.) 1723, at Plympton in Devonshire, father, who brought the Spanish succours to King He was stopped by the crowd occasioned by this

Charles, my brother, and returned with great honour solemn procession. the son of a schoolmaster, Sir Joshua Reynolds, the

He contemplates it for some and additional reputation. This meeting, so honour- time. He observes a long train of persons in mourn. well-known portrait and historical painter, the great

able to me, and so much to my satisfaction, was ing, and remarks the coffin to be covered with a white est artist except Hogarth which this country is under damped by the grief and concern occasioned by the pall, and that there are chaplets of flowers laid upon stood to have produced, till Wilkie rose to surpass

loss of Mademoiselle de Tournon, whose story being the coffin. He inquires whose funeral it is. The him in correctness, and Edwin Landseer lately ap- able to the promise I made in my last letter. of a singular nature, I shall now relate to you, agree- answer he receives is, that it is the funeral of a young

lady. Unfortunately for him this reply fails to satisfy peared, to surpass them all perhaps in the union of

Madame de Tournon, lady of my bed-chamber, had his curiosity. He makes up to one who led the procorrectness and gusto. Hogarth remains unrivalled several daughters, the eldest of whom married Mons. cession, and eagerly asks the name of the young lady as a moralist and a wit on canvass; and Wilkie (of de Balenson, governor, for the king of Spain, in the they are proceeding to bury. When oh! fatal ancourse, in no ill sense of the word), is the low hu.

county of Burgundy. This daughter, upon her mar- swer! Love, willing to revenge the victim of his in

riage, had solicited her mother to admit of her taking gratitude and neglect, suggests a reply which had mourist of his country; but Edwin Landseer is per- her sister, the young lady whose story I am now about nearly deprived him of life. He no sooner heard the haps upon the whole the most perfect artist, and the to relate, to live with her, as she was going to a name of Mademoiselle de Tournon pronounced, than

he fell from his horse in a swoon. He is taken up least likely to be doubted by posterity, that has country strange to her, and wherein she had no relahitherto adorned the nation. Stothard however will

tions. To this her mother consented; and the young for dead and conveyed to the nearest house, where

lady being universally admired for her modesty and he lay, for a time, insensible ; his soul, no doubt, be loved for his tenderness and grace; and we have graceful accomplishments, for which she certainly leaving his body to obtain pardon from her whom he fine landscape-painter in Wilson. Sir Joshua Reynolds deserved admiration, attracted the notice of the had hastened to a premature grave, and then to rehad colouring, elegance, and a taste for artificial re

Marquis de Varenbon. The marquis was the brother turn to taste the bitterness of death a second time. finement, which thoroughly suited his age ; but he

of M. de Balenson, and was intended for the church; Having performed the last offices to the remains

but, being violently enamoured of Mademoiselle de of this poor young lady, I was unwilling to discomwanted drawing and real history, and tampered so Tournon (whom, as he lived in the same house, he pose the gaiety of the society assembled here, on my with his colours that they do not last.

had frequent opportunities of seeing), he now begged account, by any show of grief. Accordingly, I joined his brother's permission to marry, not having yet the bishop, or, as he is called, his grace, and his taken orders. The young lady's family to whom he canons in their entertainments at different


had likewise communicated his wish, readily gave or in gardens, of which the city and its neighbourXXIV.STORY OF MADEMOISELLE DE TOURNON, RE

their consent, but his brother refused his, strongly hood afforded a variety. I was every morning atLATED BY MARGARET, QUEEN OF NAVARRE.

advising him to change his resolution, and put on the tended by a numerous company to the garden, in This story, which if we are not mistaken, has been gown.

which I drank the waters, the exercise of walking workedup into a novel by Madame de Genlis, is taken Thus were matters situated, when her mother, being recommended to be used with them. As the from a translation of the autobiographical memoirs os Madame de Tournon, thinking she had cause to be physician who advised me to take them was my own the celebrated Margaret of Valois, Queen of Navarre, offended, ordered her daughter to leave the house of brother, they did not fail of their effect with me; and

her sister, Madam de Balenson, and come to her. for these six or seven years which are gone over my who seems to have been beloved by every body but her

The mother, a woman of violent spirit, not consider- head since I drank them, I have been free from any husband, Henry IV., who divorced her. Her ma- ing that her daughter was grown up, and merited a complaint of Erysipelas on my arm. iesty, who was sister of Kings Charles IX. and Henry mild treatment, was continually scolding the poor den we usually proceeded to the place where we were III., and much used by them for court purposes, on

young lady, so that she was for ever with tears in her invited to dinner ; after dinner we were amused with account of her wit and persuasiveness, is relating a

eyes. Still there was nothing to blame in the young a ball; from the ball we went to some convent, where

lady's conduct; but such was the severity of the mo- we heard vespers; from vespers to supper, and that journey which she had been advised to make into the ther's disposition. The daughter, as you may well over, we had another ball, or music on the river. Netherlands, in company with the Princess de la suppose, wished to be from under the mother's tyran. Roche Sur Yon; and we have retained, in our extract,

nical government, and was accordingly delighted with

the thoughts of attending me, in the journey to the circumstances immediately preceding and follow- Flanders, hoping, as it happened, that she should

SPECIMENS OP CELEBRATED AUTHORS. ing the young lady's story, as a sort of frame and meet the Marquis de Varenbon somewhere on the contrast to the picture, and a specimen of those gay road, and that, as he had now abandoned all thoughts A Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding. court enjoyments which invested whatever happened of the church, he would renew his proposal of marri

It has happened, that in our first two extracts under age, and take her from her mother. in those times, however tragical

I have before mentioned that the Marquis de this head, owing to a certain easiness in the temperaThe Bishop of Liege, who is the sovereign of the Varenbon, and the younger Balenson joined us at ment of the writers, the style has occasionally been city and country, says the royal autobiographer) Namur. Young Balenson, who was far from being

more negligent than might have been looked for in received me with all the cordiality and respect that so agreeable as his brother, addressed himself to the could be expected from a person of his dignity and

models of composition, especially in that from Monyoung lady, but the Marquis, during the whole time great accomplishments. He was, indeed, a nobleman we staid at Namur, paid not the least attention to taigne. We now present the reader with one, which endowed with singular prudence and yirtue; agreea- her, and seemed as if he had never been acquainted the very infirmities of the author, his irritability and ble in his person and conversation, gracious and with her.

pride, conspired to render a sample of the very permagnificent in his carriage and behaviour; to which The resentment, grief, and disappointment occa1 may add that he spoke the French language per- sioned by a behaviour so slighting and unnatural, fection of clearness and precision. Switt's distincfectly well.

was necessarily stifled in her breast, as decorum and tion of a good style was “proper words in proper He was constantly attended by his chapter, with her sex's pride obliged her to appear as if she disre- places ;” and the passage before us is a triumphant several of his canons, who are all sons of dukes, garded it; but, when, after taking leave, all of them exhibition of it. The treatise, throughout, is admicounts, or great German lords. The bishopric is itself left the boat, the anguish of her mind, which she had a sovereign state, which brings in a considerable hitherto suppressed, could no longer be restrained, rable, and calculated to be of the greatest service to revenue, and includes a number of fine cities. The and labouring for vent, it stopped her respiration, every sensible reader who may happen to be in need bishop is chosen from amongst the canons, who must and forced from her those lamentable outeries which of any of its precepts. The author, perhaps the is larger than Lyons, and much resembles it, having eight days with this uncommon disorder, but at the greatest man of his time, had himself stood in need the Meuse running through it. The houses in which expiration of that time she died, to the great grief of of bearing such precepts in mind, and may have prothe canons reside, have the appearance of noble her mother, as well as myself; I say of her mother, fited by putting them down on paper; for though palaces. The streets of the city are regular and spa- for though she was so rigidly severe over her daugh- naturally subject to the infirmities above mentioned, cious, the houses of the citizens well built, the squares ter, she tenderly loved her.

he was scrupulous in observing certain laws of con. large, and ornamented with curious fountains; the

The funeral of this unfortunate young lady was churches appear as if raised entirely of marble, of solemnized with all proper ceremonies, and con- versation, and till disease over-mastered him, was a which there are considerable quarries in the neigh ducted in the most honourable manner, as she was very attractive companion.

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Good manners is the art of making those people sciences; and sometimes in trades. Pedantry is pro- perhaps, at his return as much a stranger in his own easy with whom we converse.

perly the over-rating of any kind of knowledge we and after all, they are easier to be remembered or for Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy is the pretend to. And if that kind of knowledge be a gotten than faces or names. best bred man in the company.

trifle in itself, the pedantry is the greater. For which Indeed, among the many impertinencies which eu. As the best law is founded upon reason, so are the reason, I look upon tidlers, dancing-masters, heralds, perficial young men bring with them from abroad, manners. And as some lawyers have introduced un- masters of the ceremony, &c. to be greater pedants this bigotry of forms is one of the principal and more reasonable things into common law; so likewise than Lipsius, or the elder Scaliger. With these pe- predominant than the rest: who look upon them not many teachers have introduced absurd things into dants, the court, while I knew it, was always plenti- only as if they were matters capable of admitting on common good manners.

fully stocked; I mean from the gentleman usher (at choice, but even as points of importance: and there. One principal point of this art is to suit our be- least) inclusive ; down to the gentleman-porter, who fore are zealous upon all occasions to introduce and haviour to the three several degrees of men; our are, generally speaking, the most insignificant race of propagate the new formsand fashions they have brought superiors, our equals, and those below us.

people that this island can afford; and with the small- back with them. So that, usually speaking, the For instance, to press either of the two former to est tincture of good manners, which is the only trade worst bred person in company is a young traveller eat or drink is a breach of manners; but a trades- they profess. For, being wholly illiterate, and con- just returned from abroad. man, or a farmer, must be thus treated, or else it will versing chiefly with each other, they reduce the whole be difficult to persuade them that they are welcome. system of breeding within the forms and circles of

Pride, ill-nature, and want of sense, are the three their several offices; and as they are below the notice great sources of ill-manners : without some of these of ministers, they live and die in court, under all re

FASSAGES FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY defects, no man will behave himself ill for the want volutions, with great obsequiousness to those who are OF SIR EGERTON BRYDGES, BART. of experience; or what, in the language of fools, is in any degree of credit or favour, and with rudeness called knowing the world. and insolence to everybody else. From whence I

PER LEGEM TERRÆ, LORD CHANDOS OF SUDELY."* I defy any one to assign an accident wherein reason have long concluded, that good manners are not a will not direct us what we are to say or do in com

Sir Egerton Brydges, notwithstanding all which part of the court growth; for if they were, those pany, if we are not misled by pride or ill-nature. people who have understandings directly of a level

the critics have said, sometimes too truly, of the Therefore I insist that good sense is the principal for such acquirements, who have served such long self-seeking, the repetitions, and vague and commonfoundation of good manners ; but because the former apprenticeships to nothing else, would certainly have place ideas observable in this work, is in our minds is a gift which very few among mankind are pos- picked them up. For as to the great officers who sessed of, therefore all the civilized nations of the attend the prince's person, or councils, or preside in very weakness with which he clings to the romance

not only an interesting personage, by reason of the world have agreed upon fixing some rules for com- his family, they are a transient body, who have no mon behaviour, best suited to their general customs better title to good manners than their neighbours, and heraldry of his family claims, forgetting all the and fancies; as a kind of artificial good sense to nor will probably have recourse to gentlemen-ushers evils of the day of feudality in the last lingering supply the defects of reason. Without which, for instruction. So that I know little to be learned colours of its sunset, but we look upon him as a man the gentlemanly part of dunces would be perpetually at court upon this head, except in the material cirat cuffs, as they seldom fail when they happen to get cumstance of dress; wherein the authority of the possessed of a real genius, which has been spoilt for drunk, or engaged in squables about women or play. maids of honour must indeed be allowed to be almost want of cultivation, and has now become affecting in And, God be thanked, there hardly happeneth a duel equal to that of a favourite actress.

consequence, like some long evening sigh over a in a year, which may not be imputed to one of these I remember a passage my lord Bolingbroke told me;

barren moor, or through the ruins of an old castle. three motives. Upon which account, I should be that, going to receive Prince Eugene of Savoy at his exceedingly sorry to find the Legislature make any landing, in order to conduct him immediately to the

Some of the personal sketches in his book, as may be new laws against the practice of duelling ; because queen, the prince said he was much concerned he seen by the following extracts, are masterly; and if the methods are easy and many, for a wise man to could not see her majesty that night; for Mons. nothing else survived him but the sonnet entitled avoid a quarrel with honour, or engage in it with in- Hoffman (who was then by) had assured his highness

“Echo and Silence,” it would fully bear out, we nocence. And I can discover no political evil in suf- that he could not be admitted into her presence with fering bullies, sharpers, and rakes to rid the world of a tied-up periwig; that his equipage was not arrived, think, the opinion we have expressed of his natueach other by a method of their own, where the law and that he had endeavoured in vain to borrow a ral powers. The use of the word "she," instead of hath not been able to find an expedient. long one among all his valets and pages. My lord

one of them,” in the sixth line, is highly vivid and As the common forms of good manners were turned the matter to a jest, and brought the prince full of impulse, and all the remainder downwards, is intended for regulating the conduct of those who to her majesty, for which he was highly censured by have weak understandings; so they have been cor- the whole tribe of gentlemen-ushers, among whom, in the very best taste of fanciful imagery. rupted by the persons for whose use they were con- Mons. Hoffman, an old dull resident of the emperor's, Effect of worldly splendour upon childhood.-There trived. For these people have fallen into a needless had picked up this material point of ceremony; and is a dazzle in worldly greatness which no young mind and endless way of multiplying ceremonies, which which, I believe, was the first lesson he had learned or heart can resist. I always from a child, loved to have been extremely troublesome to those who prac- in five-and-twenty years residence.

get out of its way, and bury myself in the woods.tise them and insupportable to every body else; in- I make a difference between good-manners and “When I could not conquer, I learned to fly.” I somuch, that wise men are often more uneasy at the good-breeding, although, in order to vary my expres- sincerely and deeply wish I had never come back overcivility of these refiners, than they could pos- sion, I am sometimes forced to confound them. By again out of those woods. But I used to hear from sibly be in the conversation of peasants or me. the first, I only understand the art of remembering my earliest infancy of the rise and grandeur of my chanics.

and applying certain settled forms of general behaviour. ancestor, Lord Chancellor Egerton, and of my royal The impertinences of this ceremonial behaviour are But good-breeding is of a much larger extent; fór, blood. Then again I heard of Lord Chancellor Hardno where better seen than at those tables where the besides an uncommon degree of literature sufficient ' wicke, who was my father's relation, and of whose ladies preside, who value themselves upon account of to qualify a gentleman for reading a play, or a politi- education I have heard that my grandfather had the their good brecding; where a man must reckon upon cal parnphlet, it taketh in a great compass of know

The portrait of Chancellor Egerton, in his passing an hour without doing any one thing he hath ledge; no less than that of dancing, fighting, gaming, official robes, hung by the bedside in which I was a mind to ; unless he will be so hardy as to break making the circle of Italy, riding the great horse, and born, and seemed with his grave countenance to look through all the settled decorum of the family. She speaking French: not to mention some other se- solemnly upon me. The engraved portrait of the determineth what he loveth best, and how much he : condary or subaltern accomplishments, which are other always hung over the fire-side of my uncle's is going to eat, and if the master of the house hap- more easily acquired. So that the difference between justice-room. The Gibbon arms were there quartered peneth to be of the same disposition, he proceedeth, good-breeding and good-manners lieth in this, that with the York saltier, and reminded me of the relain the same tyrannical manner, to prescribe in the the former cannot be attained to by the best under- tionship, for I was always observant of heraldic symdrinking part; at the same time you are under the standings without study and labour; whereas a toler- bols. I have no doubt that these things made an necessity of answering a thousand apologies for your able degree of reason will instruct us in every part of impression on my mind which operated strongly on entertainment. And, although a good deal of this good manners without other assistance.

my future fate. humour is pretty well worn off among people of the I can think of nothing more useful upon this sub- The Gentry of Kent.--At a particular age a peculiar best fashion, yet too much of it still remaineth, es. ject than to point out some particulars wherein the cast of character prevails among the gentry of a parpecially in the country; where, an honest gentleman very essentials of good manners are concerned, the ticular province. We may not always be able to acassured me, that having been kept four days against neglect or perverting the which doth very much dis- count for it; it is probably a fashion given by some his will at a friend's house with all the circumstances turb the good commerce of the world, by introducing one of leading rank and wealth. Kent once proof hiding his boots, locking up the stable, and other a traffic of mutual uneasiness in most companies. duced some very eminent men: witness Sir Thomas contrivances of the like nature, he could not remem- First, a necessary part of good manners is a punc- Wyat, Lord Buckhurst, Sir Philip Sidney, and Sir ber, from the moment he came into the house to the tual observance of time, at our own dwellings, or Francis Walsingham. In the time of Charles I. the moment when he left it, any one thing, wherein his those of others, or at third places ; whether upon leading gentry were men of celebrity; such as Sir -inclination was not directly contradicted; as if the matter of civility, business, or diversion ; which rule, Dudley Diggs, Sir Roger Twysden, editor of the whole family had entered into a combination to tor. though it be a plain dictate of common reason, yet “Decem Scriptores," and Sir Edward Dering: this, of ment him.

the greatest minister* I ever knew was the greatest course, gave the bent to the minor gentry. One of But besides all this, it would be endless to recount trespasser against it; by which all his business dou- the Knatchbulls, in the next reign, was an author, the many foolish and ridiculous accidents I have ob- bled upon him and placed him in a continual arrear. and in rather a singular department for a country served among these unfortunate proselytes to cere- Upon which I often used to rally him as deficient in baronet,-it was in divinity. I do not remember mony. I have seen a dutchess fairly knocked down point of good-manners. I have known more than one ever to have heard of a Honywood having written a by the precipitances of an officious coxcomb, running ambassador, and secretary of state, with a very mo. book. The Furnesses of Waldershire raised themto save her the trouble of opening a door. I remem- derate portion of intellectuals, execute their offices selves to great riches at once, by smuggling, at Sand*ber, upon a birthday at court, a great lady was utterly with good success and applause, by the mere force of wich, in the reign of William and Mary, but expired disconsolate by a dish of sauce let fall by a page exactness and regularity. If you duly observe time in the next generation, enriching Lord Guildford, Sir directly upon ber head-dress and brocade; while she forthe service of another, it doubles the obligation: if Edward Dering, and the third Lord Bolingbroke. We gave a sudden turn to her elbow upon some point of upon your own account, it would be manifest folly as had rarely much nobility. The second Lord Cowper, ceremony with the person who sat next to her. well as ingratitude to neglect it ; if both are concerned, son of the Chancellor, was popular at the Moat, by *Mons. Buys, the Dutch enyoy, whose politics and to make your equal or your inferior attend on you to his support of a pack of fox-hounds, and his love of manners were much of a size, brought a son with your own advantage, is pride and injustice.

the sports of the field; and I believe that the Lords
him, about thirteen years old, to a great table at Ignorance of forms cannot properly be styled ill Rockingham were well esteemed at Lee's Court, near
court. The boy and his father whatever they put on manners, because forms are subject to frequent Feversham; but the squires ruled the day. Mr.
their plates they first offered round in order, to every changes ; and consequently being not founded upon Barrett of Lee was a man of virtu, and a collector;
person in company, so that we could not get a mi- reason are beneath a wise man's regard. Besides, he died 1758: Sir James Gray of Dennehill, was a
nute's quiet during the whole dinner. At last their they vary in every country; and after a short period a diplomatist; and Mr. Robinson, afterwards Lord
two plates happened to encounter, and with so much of time, very frequently in the same, so that a man Rokeby, shut himself up, when he quitted Parliament,
violence, that, being china, they broke in twenty who travelleth must needs be at first a stranger to in his own independence of mind and habits, at
pieces; and stained half the company with wet sweet- them in every court through which he passes ; and, Horton, near Hythe. Old John Lewis pursued his
meats and cream.
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own antiquarianisms at Margate,--then a little fishing into the country, and paid him a visit through curi

their cash payments-many of which were no paytown,-far from all these merry spirits of the field; osity, founded on the absurd rumours of his eccentri

ments at all-nearly as much. In no other country while Dr. Brook Taylor indulged his philosophical cities and hermit-lise, he was surprised to meet with

of the world are there, or ever have there been, such genius at Bifrons. Sir Thomas Palmer, of Wingham, a man, though singular in his dress, yet a man of the

abuses of this kind as in England. The appetite of indulged himself, as Pope says, in wedding "the world in his manners and conversation; ready, acute,

the extortioner encreases by feeding :whole personæ dramatis.” easy, and full of good sense, with a power of sarcastic

And where the fell attorney prowls for prey, To Palmer's bed no actress comes amiss, dignity which put down the smallest attempt at im- if you do not resist the first false charge of a few. He weds the whole persona dramatis. pertinence or misapprehension.

pounds, he will go on till he gets £99. 195. 6d. of all At the same time Sir John Hales shut himself up in He retained his faculties to the last, and, I believe your property. Let the Thellusson case be a crying his house at St. Stephen's, living like old Elwes, with had enjoyed his earthly being altogether more than

instance. But he is not content with taking all; it an immense estate, on a crust, and letting his only any other person I could name. He had an estate in is one of the tricks to bring you in debt into the son die in a prison. Old Dr. Nicholas Carter, the Yorkshire as well as in Kent, of which I do not know bargain, that he may have a rod over you to keep you father of the poetess, was writing theological tracts the exact extent, and of which he never raised the

mute. against his neighbour, the orthodox Randolph, and rents; and he might have died amazingly rich in

Thomas Warton. There are few characters on bandying Latin epigrams with Sir George Oxenden, pastoral property, if he had made interest of his which I look with so much complacent interest as of Deane ; and the poetess herself was writing odes money.

Warton's. His temper was so sunshiny and beneupon wisdom, corresponding with Archbishop Secker, Duncombe, the translator of Horace. John Dun

volent; his manners were so simple; his erudition and translating Epictetus; while Nicholas Hardinge combe, the translator of Horace, was at this time Six

was so classical and various; his learning was so illuwas visiting the Grays, and writing Denhilliads. preacher at Canterbury, and rector of Herne. He, minated by fancy; his love of the country was so Then the boy Thurlow was leading a life of torment was a sort of general literateur, ----very multifarious

unaffected; his images were so picturesque; his to his master, Talbot, by his tricks and drolleries at "in his erudition, but not very exact; neglected and

knowledge of feudal and chivalrous manners was so Canterbury school; and laying the foundation of his uncouth in his person; and awkward in his manner;

minute, curious, and lively; his absence of all wordly own future greatness, by the ascendancy of his tem- a long face, with only one eye, and a shambling figure ;= ambition and shew was so attractive; his humour per, and the daring directness of his talents. There his pockets stuffed with pamphlets; his manner hur

was so goodnatured and innocent; his unaffected from a small house opposite the west door of the ried, and his articulation indistinct. He reached a

love of literature was so encouraging and exemplary, Cathedral issued a Countess of Salisbury, and a fate of certain point in everything, butin nothing went beyond

that I gaze upon his memory with untired satisfaction. future greatness was still hovering over the same mediocrity. The translations of Horace by himself

-[There is something very pleasing and beautiful in humble tenement, destined to be the birth-place of and his father are miserably dull. Nothing was

this summary of Warton's character, the more so for the late most excellent Lord Chief Justice of England. alledged against him, unless perhaps that he was

its truth, and not the less so for being influenced by From another town in the same district the noble and mean in pecuniary matters. [This “unless" is a

the writer's personal sympathy of pursuits. Some of illustrious house of Yorke had already issued to pleasant qualification!]

Warton's sonnets and of Sir Egerton's would suit adorn the woolsack, and enli the legislation of Bishop Berkeley's family. One of the prebendaries together, like windows in a cathedral.] the kingdom. At the time Mrs. Macauley from of Canterbury, was Dr. George Berkeley, son of the Ollantigh was nursing her radical politics, and col- celebrated Irish Bishop. He recommended to my lecting materials for her most furious “History,” father, as a remedy, the bishop's pamphlet on tar

(Written Oct. 1782, in the Author's Twentieth year.) her brother Sawbridge was dreaming of civic hon- water ; but my father unfortunately took a quack

In eddying course when leaves begin to fly, ours and John Wilkes. Such was East Kent medicine called “ 'Soap lees,”—a medicine strong

And Autumn in her lap the store to strew, from about 1720 to 1765. enough to kill a horse. Dr. Berkeley was an amiable

As ʼmid wild scenes I chanced the Muse to woo Lord Rokeby. When he took possession of Horton man, but talkative and wild, with a very small portion

Thro’glens untrod and woods that frown'd on high, he laid down a plan of life peculiar to himself. He of his father's genius. He had married a virago, the

Two sleeping nymphs with wonder mute I spy! resolved to be shackled by no ceremonies, but to pass most garrulous, vain, foolish, presumptuous, and ill

And lo! she's gone !-In robe of dark-green hue his days in independence, according to what it seemed tempered of women; by whom he had a son George

'Twas Echo from her sister silence flew, to him that nature pointed ou“: he kept no carriage, Moncke Berkeley ; who mingled most of the absur

For quick the hunter's horn resounded to the sky! he never mounted a horse; he allowed no liveries to dities of his parents, except that he was not so bad

In shade affrighted Silence melts away, his servants; but his house-keeping was bountiful, tempered as his mother. He died at the age of be

Not so her sister.--Hark! for onward still and his hospitality generous and large. He was a tween twenty and thirty, and his mother published a

With far heard step she takes her listening way, resolute and unbending whig, formed on the princi- heavy quarto " Memoir,” purporting to be an account

Bounding from rock to rock and hill to hill. ples of Algernon Sydney and Locke; and he carried of his life, but stuffed with every sort of nonsense and

Ah, mark the merry Maid in mockful play, his arguments much further than in those days the impertinence. Thus ended the descendants of the

With thousand mimic tones the laughing forest fill. people were accustomed. Daring to think only for excellent and illustrious Bishop Berkeley, to whom Eloquent regret and important advice --Were a great hmself

, he sometimes indulged in crude ideas, and his Pope ascribed "every virtue under heaven.” The literary genius to set out early in life without fear, and style was inelegant and harsh. He carried his hatred pious Mrs. Catherine Talbot (neice of Chancellor listen only to the voice of nature, what mighty things of the artificial through everything; he took down his Talbot) has been, in early life, deeply attached to Dr. he might do! But every one is in youth shackled by garden walls, and let his herges drop, that his herds Berkeley, the son-an attachment, which it was sus- the technical tyranny of those who have taken on and flocks might have their full range. He hated pected, she could not eradicate from her heart to the themselves to dictate in the literary world. He is the plough, and let his arable fields run to natural last. Mrs. Berkeley, when angry, could sit for hours frightened in the belief that he must by art arrive at grass ; so that his park became very large and very relating a set of scandalous stories, all falsehoods of some excellence different from nature; and for that picturesque merely by letting it alone : he was skilful her own fertile invention from beginning to end. he is much less qualified than an inferior mind. He in the management of cattle, aad as his land was rich Though the very picture of ugliness and deformity, does not trust to nature's first impulses, and seeks his stock was fat and profitable.

she affected to have been a great beauty, and said she something more recondite than her lessons. Thus, He had some strange notions about money, and endeavoured to spoil her face, in pity to the worship- he becomes stiff and formal; and so disgusts himself rarely put it out at interest; he kept a sum of money ing swains, who would otherwise have died of admi- and gets dispirited, and often gives up the pursuit in in gold for about fifty years in chests in his house, ration. Her husband was a dreaming, light-hearted, despair. He finds the charlatan beat him; and hates which, at a compound interest would have accumu- self-deluding man, who bore all this without great that which he sees arrogant pretenders win. Oh, ated to £100,000; and he had at his death above annoyance.

what a glorious career he thus abandons ! A mighty £20,000 lying in the hands of different bankers, of Country gentlemen fifty years ago.-1 never saw world of inexhaustable wealth, and beauty, and granwhich a great part had lain there for many years; re London till I was sixteen years old; nor indeed ever deur, and beauty, and magic, is before him. He has had also money in many of the continental banks. went out of Kent. My father's health was bad, and but to take his pencil and his colour, and with free He had no faith in the public funds, and always pre- he lived entirely in the country, his family was large, hand dash it out upon the canvass ; then to look into dicted that they would break; a prediction which he and though he lived plentifully, he lived plainly and his own bosom, follow its emotions, and to comment contended was fulfilled when the bank was restricted unostentatiously. Few country gentlemen then went upon it with the eloquence and passion which those from cash-payments in 1797; yet it was not very much to London, unless they were in parliament; emotions prompt. He cannot then be wrong. What reasonable to fear the national bank and trust private and my father had on his own side no near relation is written on his heart, is written on the heart of mil. banks. . It must be admitted that he entertained some except his brother.

lions of others. crotchets in his head.

The fame of writers compared with that of statesmen His clothes were plain to a degree that many would and worldly greatness.—The fame of men, of whose call mean; and latterly he let his white beard grow minds the fruits are spent upon their contemporaries, down to his waist. He was a great walker, and soon dies; of excellent authors the labours are per

TABLE-TALK. stalked along with his staff, like an aged peasant, manent, and encrease in value and reputation with His voice was loud but his manners were courteous, time. Make the comparison in what degree of live. Unpleasant Remindings.- Never bring to view and he knew the world well. He was sagacious, liness exists the memory of Johnson and Burke at irremediable disasters ; especially to, or in the hearing manly and uncompromising. He had a great con- this day, when set against that of Pitt and Fox. of any who, in the eyes of others or their own, may. tempt for provincial importance; and therefore was Compare Lord Chancellor Thurlow, Lord Rosslyn, or have contributed to these same disasters, or not in great favour with some of the neighbouring even Lord Mansfield, with Gibbon or Robertson ! like. No reference to them will make them not gentry, who knew not how to estimate that dignity of Even Cumberland is still familiar to us; while Lord have happened ; and, in addition to the sufferings mind which despised those outward trappings of supe- North, to whose greatness he looked with such hum- they caused, add not the sufferings which the remi. riority on which they prided themselves. By the ble reverence, is fading fast from our recollection ; niscence of them brings with it. (Goethe has a yeomanry and peasantry he was adored, as their pro- while Goldsmith, who lost his presence of mind be- good passage on this subject. See the admirable tector and benefactor.

fore the pompous splendour of the Duke of Northum- translation of his Wilheln Minister, by Mr. Carlyle.] He was a great reader, but not of works of imagi- berland, lives on every one's lips at the time when the nation. His taste turned to politics, voyages, and forgotten Duke is entombed in peerage books. travels. As he loved plainness, he did not relish the A good memorandum.—The passions are in some demore refined parts of literature. He was the reverse gree at the mercy of the thoughts, as are the thoughts

TO CORRESPONDENTS. of his father, who was never happy out of the high of the passions. It is a moral duty therefore to enand polished society and clubs of London, and thought deavour to think rightiy.

The song mentioned by D. W. has never reached us. a country life a perfect misery. The father and son Charge aguinst law charges.-I have found that

· We shall be happy to hear from G. H. L. were not very fond of one another, and each was lawyers take from seventy-five to ninety per cent. on

The lines of the deceased H. L., enclosed by F. B. angry at the other's taste. In every thing Lord an average; sometimes as high as eight hundred per

are very young. Rokeby was manly and straightforward : he had no cent.; viz. their charges have been about £2300 for dark and hidden passions; he was free from the what, when taxed, the legal charge was only £331.

Pray let URBANUS Sylvan set to work, taking care slightest taint of envy or jealousy: he was nobly 78. 6d. ; and taken the greater part of it in advance not to misgive hfmself; and then it will be hard, if generous, while he knew the full value of money ; so too, stopping it out of money passing through their his love does not make his writing do him justice. much so as to appear to superficial observers miserly. hands. In twenty years they have thus taken nearer

The article entitled the "Man of Taste," which is His very simple and humble dress, was mistaken by £100,000 than £50,000 from me and mine; their many for avarice.

regular law charges alone amounting to upwards of under consideration, was not received in time enough: When now and then some stranger of rank came

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"It was a cherished wish of the great actress that this eminent poet should be her biographer; and, many years ago, she exacted from him a promise, that, if he survived her, he would write her Life. The task is now performed, and we have not only the mental, the moral, and physical portrait of this surprisingly great actress reflected as in a mirror, but the work abounds in useful and delightful criticisms, so that a species of charm is imparted to every page."-Weekly Dispatch.

"The private Memoranda of the accomplished person whose memory the poet has thought it worthy of his talents to embalm, form a very interesting feature in these volumes which are, we may say, in a few words, an ornament to our literature of a highly pleasing and instructive character."— Literary Gazette.

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"But to say only that the work is well written and a faithful portraiture of the greatest female tragedian that ever graced the English stage, is to omit perhaps its greatest excellence. The Life of Siddons' comprises a great deal of useful, stage, and critical information, respecting the state of the British Drama from the accession of Charles II., with anecdotes of the most celebrated female actors, to our own times; it is further illustrated by notes from the pen of Mrs. Siddons herself."The Sun.

"One of the most splendid pieces of biography that has ever issued from the press, written at her own express instance, by her intimate friend Campbell, the poet. The work abounds with anecdotes of the most instructive character. To the rising generation, and to all who desire to excel, he clearly demonstrates, that nothing short of unwearied industry, and devotion in the pursuit of their respective callings, can possibly lead to success! The merit of this great work does not consist so much in dates and dry nomenclature, but, as one of our worthy contemporaries justly observes, "in the many critical disquisitions and pleasing illustrations in which he (Mr. Campbell) has indulged, greatly to our amusement and delight, and much to the honour of his own taste and judgment. The private Memoranda of the accomplished person, too, whose memory the poet has thought it worthy of his talents to embalm, form a very interesting feature in these volumes, which are, we may say, in a few words, an ornament to our literature of a highly pleasing and instructive character."--Literary Gazette, 5th July.

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Just published, No. 27, containing Portraits and Memoirs of VAUBAN, GOETHE, and WILLIAM III.

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