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Dedicated by Permission to the President of the Royal

This day is published, Part I., containing six numbers, price

18., of Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the

Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.


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A Magazine of French Literature, &c.
This day is published, in a closely printed volume, price 12s.6d.

Compiled in Paris by A. P. Barbieux, and Stereotyped at the

cloth, embellished with a view, of

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The object of Le Caméléon will be t oinitiate the inbabitant

of England into the tone, the forms, and the language of the
THE NATIONAL GAL LE RY, higher classes of society in France; to make him familiar with

their purest idioms and modes of expression ; to advance him
Jast published,

towards a perfect knowledge of the French people by the HISTORY OF BRITISH COSTUME,

variety with which it will be stored ; in-short, to forward his Illustrated with numerons Engravings on wood, containing Comprising Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, and Architects,

studies by the most pleasing and efficacious means, and to Parts 46 and 47.

from the earliest period to the present time, interspersed with

assist his progress by examples which will enable him to Original Anecdotes. To which is added an introduction, con

arrive in a comparatively short time at as perfect a knowledge The following volumes of this series have now been issued, taining a Brief Account of the varivus Schools of Art.

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lications will furnish us with subjects. We shall be careful to Vol. of the Including:


purify themthat the Journal may breathe the utmost purity Series, Parts Subject.

of taste and morality. Nothing shall be wanting to render it 1 1 and

“ It is seldom that we meet with a work upon the arts and 3 Menageries, Vol. I.

worthy of the approbation of the public, and we trust that, in 5

artists tbat is not written in a style so completely professional
Vegetable Substances, Vol. I.

this respect, it will leave nothing to be desired; for it will be
Insect Architecture.

as to render it unpleasing and tedious to the unprofessional 4

compiled with that zeal and care which can only be inspired
Parsuit of knowledge, Vol. I.
reader. The excellent book before ns is one of those few which

by an ardent desire for the benefit of youth, and the hope of

atford gratification to every one. Mr. Gould appears to be one
New Zealanders.

contributing to their instruction and amusement.

We shall

of those “ active and sensible minds” whom Gessner speaks of,
Insect Transformations

thus be enabled to obviate many difficulties; and not only to
Menageries, Vol II.
in laying down what is necessary to constitute a great artist,

lessen the fatigne of both professors and pupils, but to di.
14 15

who, possessing a true feeling of the sublimest parts of art,
Pursuit of Knowledge, Vol. II.

minish the expense (at all times considerable) to those parents
Architecture of Birds.
appear to join an inflexible labour to an habitual meditation.

who, cither from inclination or necessity, undertake the edu. 10

Paris, Vol. I.

His book is a delightful one to read; the introduction, ner. 11

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Historical Parallels. Vol. I. vously and elegantly written, explains the natures and cha19

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racteristics of the various schools of painting, and gives a con. 13

cheapness placing it within the reach of all.
25 26
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cise view of each, from the time of Cimabue, and the founding 14

We are delighied to see any French periodical divested
Paris, Vol. II.
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of politics. Our young friends will find Le Cameleon pleasant
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Vegetable Substances, Vol. II.

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reading, and well adapted for cultivating their acquaintance
31 32
Criminal Trials, Vol. I.

painting, which yonng artists with aspiring minds would do

with the language."--Lit. Gaz. June 28.

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well to study. * British Museum.- Egyptian An

In conclusion we recommend tiquities, Vol. I.

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as a book of reference it is invaluable, and the general realler admitted into those families where the fear of the promiscu. 19 37 38 Hlabits of Birds.

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dressing, and elegance of carriage, as in our fashion- sometimes be desirable in order to beget notice to a TO OUR READERS.

able promenades, our brilliant assemblies, and still question ; but undoubtedly, the way to persuade is to Since the publication of the first number of our

more in those delightful home parties, where spright: approve as much as one can ; to maintain, by loving

liness and intelligence combine, to give grace and Journal, ve hare had a succession of letters from diffascination :-nothing parallel, I am sure, is to be

means, a loving attention. If we do not, we run a ferent quarters, recommending us to give up our page found, in the celebrated Longchamps, or the gardens, chance, instead of mending the mistakes of other of Adrertisements, as tending to do it less good than of the Tuilleries at Paris, or in the Graben at Vienna, people, of having our own cast in our teeth. See for harm, and defacing the future volume. The reasons

“ under the Lindens" of Berlin, or in any of the

instance what Old Crony has done for himself and which eristed for declining this advice, erist no longer;

numerous public gardens on the continent, wherever
I have been; and I call upon all my brother and

his fair Frenchwomen with our correspondent, who and we are accordingly happy to gratify our frienils sister tourists to bear testimony with me on this does not deny perhaps that the French middle by giving up the page, and chatting with them to the mighty question; and furthermore, like a good classes” walk better “generally" speaking, than the last drop of our ink.

and faithful champion in "he cause of the fair dames
and damsels of old England, I do defy “ Old Crony English—at least we find this no where surely stated
to the uttermost, more especially for his inhuman

or implied—but she avails herself of his error in using wish of screwing English faces on to French figures, the word "figures" instead of “carriage,” to taunt ENGLISH WOMEN VINDICATED.

which would be a fearful “dovetailing” of lovely him with the want of plumpness and womanhood in SLENDER, complaining of the masquerade trick that faces, upon parchment skeletons; seeing, that the

the composition of his favourites, and accuse the had been put on him at the close of the comedy, says

generality of French females are terribly deficient in that he had “married Anne Page" and "she was a that plumpness and roundness, which are usually

universal French feminity of being “parchment skelconsidered desirable in womanhood.

etons !" Here is the comparative French thinness, great lubberly boy.” Far better were a surprise of I agree with you, dear Ci-devant Indicator, that

and want of red and white, made the very worst of, the reverse order, which should betray itself in some French women are generally more respected, and are

because its panegyrist made the worst of the appeartone of voice, or sentiment, or other unlooked for

on more equal terms with the male sex than our emanation of womanhood, while we were thinking country-women; but I must differ as to their reading

ance of the other parties. For as to his compliment more, or being better informed. It is true that in to their handsome faces, this, it seems, is not enough ourselves quietly receiving the visit of lubberly him- society they will bear their part well in general or in these intellectual days. self, or rather some ingenuous cousin of his ; and of political conversation ; but when alone with a French some such pleasure we have had a taste, if not in the

woman, she would be grievously offended, if you “Mind, mind alone, (bear witness, earth and heaven!)

chose any other subject than her own personal shape of any Viola, or Julia, cr other such flattering attractions, and did not conclude by making a tender

The living fountain in itself contains

Of beauteous and sublime !" palpability, yet in that of a fair correspondent; for " declaration." These are the eternal themes by we recollect well our Indicator friend “Old Boy,” which alone you can please the young and the old, There must be soul from head to foot-evidence of who sends us the following letter ; but what if we the ugly and the pretty ; and of this truth, many

thorough gracefulness and understanding; otherwise have discovered meanwhile that “Old Boy” is no boy correspondent, will assure you, besides your old friend, admirer, and

the ladies will have none of his good word. Well : at all, nor man neither, but a pretty woman, and one

July the 23d.

Old Boy.

here is the principle admitted on both sides. Let that we think this a pretty occasion for unmasking;

those who wish to see it thoroughly in action, set

P.S.-In defending the dress of my countrysince in the hearts of the male sex, English women

women, I except the poorer and work orders. lovingly about the task. The loving will soonest perwill find defenders enough; but few of themselves Every other nation has a peculiar and picturesque suade, and soonest become perfect. Had Crony, inhave the courage to come forward. Even our would- costume for theirs; ours is remarkable only for its

stead of exposing his inhuman wish of screwing be “Old Boy” cannot do it but in disguise; which sluttish, draggle-tailed appearance, at least in Lon

English faces on to French figures,” observed, that though a thing very well for her to assume, it is no

don : in country.places the peasant's dress is com-
fortable, if not very piquant.

the latter are better in spirit than in substance, and less becoming in us, we think, on such an occasion,

shown his anxiety to consult the feelings and enumeto take off, seeing that it gives the right, touching

We suspect that in this as in most controversies, rate the merits of his countrywomen, we suspect that effect to that pretty petulance in her letter, and that there is less real difference of opinion between the no body would have been readier than his fair an. half-laughing tone of ill-treatment, which some how fair and unfair parties, than might be thought. Our tagonist to do justice to what is attractive in her has such a feminine breath in it, and must double fair correspondent gives up the bazaar and shop

French sisterhood. the wish to be on her side.

hunting people, and those too, whose dresses are of That there are, and have always been, numbers of Wonderful is the effect produced in a letter by the poorer sort; and betwixt these classes, or

beautiful women in France as well as in England, and tone in which we read it or suppose it written, and

rather including them, are to be found, we conceive, beautiful in figure too, and plump withal, no Antiby the knowledge of its being male or female. The all the dresses and the walks, to which Old Crony

gallican, the most pious that ever existed, could take one before us would be a good “defiance" to Old

would find himself objecting. The residue might upon him to deny; though the praise conveyed by Crony, were its signature true; but to know that prove its claims to a participation in the general re- their' word embonpoint (in good case,) which means it is written by a woman, gives it a new interest,

finement of Europe, without giving up a certain “fleshy and fattish,” (as the poet has it,) would imand quite another sort of music. Cannot we see the colouring of manners, as natural to it as the colour

ply, that the beauty is not apt to be of that order. face glow, and the dimples playing with a frown; and

to its sky. And as to what is “delightful” and “fas- The country of Diana de Poitiers, of Agnes Sorel, and hear the light, breathing voice bespeaking the question cinating,” do not all people make that for themselves, of aļl the charmers of the reigns of Valois and the Bourin its favour? Does it not make "Old Crony" him- more or less, out of the amount of their own sym- bons, is not likely to lose its reputation in a hurry self glad to be “defied to the uttermost?"

pathy and imagination ? and does not each nation, for “ bevies of bright dames." Charming they were,

as we said before, think the elite of its own charmers that is certain, whether plump or not; at least in the To the Editor of the London Journal.

the most charming? No parties are so delightful to eyes of the princes and wits that admired them; and Dear old Friend with a new Face,

our fair correspondent, as those in her own country. French admiration must go for something, and have Your correspondent “Old Crony,” seems as defi

Is not this precisely what would be said by a cordial at least a geographical voice in the world, whatever cient in temper as in judgment, in his brusque Frenchwoman, of French parties; by an Italian, of Germany or Goethe himself may think of the matter. Temarks upon the dress and gait of our fair country- Italian; and so on? Custom itself is a good thing, On the other hand, far are we from abusing all or women; nor can it be allowed him that he has chosen

if it is an innocent one. We feel easy in it, as in a the best place to study the finest specimens of English

any of the dear plump Germans, who have had gracewomen, either as regards refinement in dress or

form and mould to which we have grown; but when ful and loving souls, whether fifteen, like poor Marbearing. The women who most frequent Bazaars in addition to this easiness, we think of all the feelings garet, or "fat, fair, and forty,” like Madame Schroeder and fashionable drapers, are generally the most with which we have coloured it, all the pleasure we Devrient. We have been in love with them, time out vacant-minded and petty creatures in existence; who wander from one lounge to another, seeking to dispel

have given and received, all our joys, sorrows, friend- of mind, in the novels of the good village pastor, the the ennui which torments them, by any frivolous ships, loves, and religions, we may conceive how reverend and most amatory Augustus La Fontaine. kill-time. I really loathe the sight of such places, difficult it is to give up the smallest and most super- The Peninsular and South American ladies, albeit and think they have done much mischief among the ficial forms in which they appear, or to learn how to beautiful walkers, and well-grounded in shape, are idie and ignorant part of my countrywomen.

But to return to the subject, I maintain, in opposition to

admit the superiority of any thing which is foreign understood not to abound in plump figures; yet who “Old Crony," that in no other country, can we see to them.

shall doubt the abundance of their fascinations, that assembled together so much beauty and grace, good Brusque attacks-sharp and loud outcries—may has read what Cervantes and Camoens have said of


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them, and what is said of their eyes and gait by all bred of all the daughters of Heaven,-Justice. For additional charm of relating to a spot we know well,
enamoured travellers ? Is not Dorothea for ever
so the poet continues :

our daily walk during many months, along paths and
sitting by the brook-side, beautiful, and bathing her
feet, in the pages of the immortal Spaniard ?

That was the righteous Virgin, which of old

among sights consecrated by the loving memory of
Liv'd here on earth, and plenty made abound;

Boccaccio, his Valley of Ladies being beneath us, and was not Inez de Castro ,taken out of the tomb, in But after Wrong was lov'd, and Justice sold, Milton's "Top of Fiesole” over our heads. Mr. order to have her very coffin crowned with a diadem; She left th' unrighteous earth, and was to heav'n ex- Landor himself has for some years resided at Fiesole, so triumphant was the memory of her love and


and the poem was doubtless written on an actual beauty over death itself ? Italian beauties are al- Extolled ; that is, in the learned literal sense, raised occasion,-one of the secrets of most true poems. most another word for Italian paintings, and for the out of; taken away out of a sphere unworthy of her.

FESULAN IDYL.* muses of Ariosto and of song. And yet, admiring all (Ex, out of; and tollo, to lift. Readers of taste, to these as we do, are we for that reason traitors to the

Here, where precipitate Spring, with one light bound, whom these etymologies are familiar as their alphabets, Into hot Summer's lusty arms expires; beauties of our own country, or do we not rather the will know how to excuse them, for the sake of their And where go forth at morn, at eve, at night, more admire the charmers that are nearest to us, and less educated brethren). Many of Spenser's quaintest

Soft airs, that want the lute to play with them, that perpetuate the train of living images of grace and words are full of this learned beauty, triumphing over

And softer sighs, that know not what they want; affection, which runs through the whole existence of the difficulty of rhyme: nay, forcing the obstacle to

Under a wall, beneath an orange tree

Whose tallest flowers could tell the lowlier ones
any loving observer, like a frieze across the temple of yield it a double measure of significance, as we see in Of sights in Fiesole right up above,
a cheerful religion.
the instance before us; for the praise given to Justice

While I was gazing a few paces off,
And yet all this does not hinder us from wishing, is here implied, as well as the fact of her apotheosis Their frequent whispers and their pointing shoots,

At what they seem'd to shew me with their nods, that the generality of our countrywomen walked (being placed among the gods). She is, by means

A gentle maid came down the garden steps better and dressed better, and even looked a little of one word extolled in the literal sense, raised up; And gather'd the pure treasure in her lap. less reserved and misgiving. A Frenchman is not and she is extolled in the metaphorical, praised and

I heard the branches rustle, and stept forth bound to wish the generality of his countrywomen hymned.

To drive the ox away, or mule, or goat, plumper, because be admires them for other beauties,

(Such I believed it must be) ; for sweet scents

And this word praised, reminds us by the way of Are the swift vehicles of still sweeter thoughts, or sees plumpness enough in his friends. A Spaniard

one of the manuscript notes with which another And nurse and pillow the dull memory, may reasonably wish his a little more red and white, learned poet, whose acquaintance we had the honor

That would let drop without them her best stores. if it be only for the sake of their health; and if a of making at Florence, (Mr. Landor) was kind enough

They bring me tales of youth and tones of love, jovial table-loving Viennese desired, after all, a little

And 'tis and ever was my wish and way to enrich our volumes of Spenser (for we get our To let all flowers live freely, and all die, less plumpness in his adorable for the same reas

friends to do such things for us, that we may read Whene'er their genius bids their souls depart, (and in himself too), we should not quarrel with his our books for ever in their company). Speaking of

Among their kindred in their native place. theory, however it might object to his practice.

I never pluckt the rose; the violet's head a poem by Sir Phillip Sidney on a lady, whom he was The handsomest female we ever beheld was at

Hath shaken with my breath upon its bank writing upon himself, Spenser says

And not reproached me; the ever-sacred cup Turin; she was a maid-servant crossing a square.

No less praise-worthie' Stella do I read (esteem)

of the pure lily hath between my hands The most lady-like looking female in humble life was

Though nought my praises of her needed are,

Felt safe, unsoil'd, nor lost one grain of gold. a French girl, the daughter of a small innkeeper. We Whom verse of noblest shepherd, lately dead,

I saw the light that made the glossy leaves heard one of her humble admirers speak of her as

Hath prais'd and rais'd above each other starre. Most glossy ; the fair arm, the fairer cheek

Warm'd by the eye intent on its pursuit; having the air d'une petite duchesse (of a little Upon which says Mr. Landor's note, --"Spenser I saw the foot, that, altho' half-erect duchess). But the most charming face that ever seems not to have known, that praise and raise are From its grey slipper, could not lift her up furnished us with a vision for life, and we have

To what she wanted : I held down a branch
the same-praise-upraise-extollere.
seen many) was one that suddenly turned round in a

And gathered her some blossoms, since their hour
One good thing reminds of another. In a little

Was come, and bees had wounded them, and flies concert-room in England, -an English girl's, radiant while, as our Journal proceeds, and we feel the first Of harder wing were working their way thro', with truth and goodness. All expressions of that hurry and business part of it subside into a richer

And scattering them in fragments under foot. kind make us love them, and here was the height power of attending to it leisurely and luxuriously, we

So crisp were some, they rattled unrevolved : of material charmingness added. And we thought shall bring forth, to the reader's delight, stores

Others, ere broken off, fell into shells,

For such appear the petals when detached, the figure equal to the face. We know not whether

extracts from poems both of the living and the dead, Unbending, brittle, lucid, white like snow, we could have loved it for ever, as some faces can be which are too beautiful to have attained their full And like snow not seen thro', by eye or sun: loved without being so perfect. Habit, and loving- measure of popularity, it being necessary that readers

Yet every one her gown received from me

Was fairer than the first-I thought not so, kindness, and the knowledge of the heart and soul, themselves should increase both in number and know

But so she praised them to reward my care. could alone determine that. But if not, it was the ledge, before the refinements intelligible to the few I said: you find the largest. divinest imposition we ever met with.

This indeed, can be partaken by any thing like a multitude. But

Cried she, is large and sweet. such a period is coming; and great names among us

She held one forth,
are kind enough to tell the London Journal that its

Whether for me to look at or to take

pages are doing something towards hastening it. She knew not, nor did I; but taking it From Wednesday the 13th to Tuesday the 19th Oy

By and by, therefore, it will not be to a few scholars Would best have solved (and this she felt) her doubts.

I dared not touch it, for it seem'd a part
only that the charming Latin Idylls of Mr. Landor

Of her own self; fresh, full, the most mature The word August deserves to have the accent taken are known; for the English reader must be informed,

Of blossoms, yet a blossom; with a touch off the first syllable, and thrown upon the second that out of an early passion for the ancient languages To fall, and yet. unfallen. (August), not because the month was named after

She drew back
and their pocts, this gentleman has written much in
Augustus, (and yet he had a good deal of poetry in

The boon she tendered, and then, finding not
Latin as well as English, having pitched himself both

The ribbon at her waist to fix it in, him too, considering he was a man of the world ; into the vales of Ovid and Theocritus, and actually

Dropt it, as loth to drop it, on the rest. his friend Virgil gives him even a redeeming link lived in past ages with a present feeling, or in present with the seasons) but because the month is truly an

ages with a past, -just as the reader chooses to unaugust month, increasing in splendour till it fills its derstand the word present. Pan and the Nymphs

ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE. orb, - majestic, ample, of princely beneficence,are palpable, in his hearty verses :-Cupid hovers and

THREE STORIES OF HUMAN VIRTUE. clothed with harvest as with a garment, full-faced in threatens around him, with arch eyes, and honey in heaven with its moon. his sting. Delightful would it be to us, if we could

We have put these interesting narratives together, Spenser in his procession of the months, has paint- immediately bring the reader acquainted with one of

because they are short, and because they strike the ed him from a thick and lustrous palette :these Idylls, a combat between Pan and Cupid, in

same harmonious note,- consideration for others.
The sixt was August, being rich arrayed
which the bearded god gets terribly the worst of it,

The second and third in particular (and we have at-
In garment all of gold, downe to the ground. the little rogue mounting and laughing on his wings. tended to the rights of climax, and put the noblest
(How true the garment is made by the familiar
We think we must try if we cannot give him some

last) are among the best instances of virtue, properly
words "all of go'd,” and with what a masteriy feel-
notion of it in a translation. But first we must get

so called ; that is to say, of moral force,--strength of ing of power, luxuriance, and music, the accent is our copy of the volume back, and it is at a distance. purpose beneficently exercised. We make no apothrown on the word “down!" Let nobody read a

Can any body lend us one ? We will undertake to be logy for the homeliness of the scene in which the
as careful of it as if it were a Phidian Venus, and re-

heroine makes her appearance. Rather ought we to
great poet's verses cither in a trivial or affected man-
turn it in a few days to the owner.

apologise to her memory for thinking of apology; but
ner, but with earnest yet deliberate love, dwelling on
every beauty as he goes and pray let him very much

Fortunately, meanwhile, we have Mr. Landor's sophistications are sometimes forced upon the mind
English volume of Poems, and among these is an

of a journalist. Virtue can no more be sullied than
respect his stops-
Idyll of an exquisite kind, which as we have touched

the sunbeams, let her descend where she niay. And In garment all of gold, ---downe to the ground). upon the subject, and the poem has a fullness of

as the divine poet says, in one of his variations upon Yet rode he not, but led a lovely maid beauty in it, congenial with that of the month,-at

a favourite sentiment, Forth by the lily hand, the which was crowned least an English August is in some respects hardly

“Entire affection scorneth nicer hands." 1 With ears of corn,-and full her hand was found.

riper than the beginning of a southern summer,—we The stories are taken from the work to which we Here is a presentation for you, beyond all the pre- will here extract, for the reader's enjoyment. Never have been so often indebted, and which has long been sentations at court, August, in his magnificent drapery more beautifully met together the most luxuriant, out of print,--the Lounger's Common Place Book. of cloth of gold, issuing forth, and presenting to earth material sympathy and a delicacy the most thoughtand skies his Maiden with the lily hand, the highest

* From Gebir, Count Julion, and other Poems. By Walter ful and loving. To ourselves the poem possesses the Savage Landor, Esq. 8vo. pp. 388. Moxon.

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agitated state, could not be prevented from rushing in circumstances. The Marquis de St. Evremond, on Sir Austin Nicnolas, was a judge under the protec- great quantities down his throat

. In swimming with the other hand, a brother refugee and pensioner, who torate of Cromwell, concerning whom the following

a heavy load the appearance of a horse singular; circumstances are related. Having, while a boy at his forehead and nostrils are the only parts to be

“fell in love" with her in his old age, gives the fol. school, committed an offence, for which, as soon as it

Which side is to seen; in this perilous state the least check in his lowing portrait of her perfections. was known, flogging would be the inevitable punish- mouth is generally considered as fatal; and it was be believed ? Both, we suspect; that is to say, the ment, his agitation, from a strong sense of shame or supposed that some of the half-drowned sailors, in lady was not without qualities, either natural or aca peculiar delicacy of constitution, was so violent, the lardour of self-preservation, pulled the bridle

quired, which in a better state of society would have that his schoolfellow, Wake, an intimate associate, inadvertently, for the noble creature, för superior to and father of the Archbishop, remarked it with conto the majority of bipeds who harrass and torment

done her honour, but which would have little satiscern. Possessing stronger nerves and sensibility less

his species, suddenly disappeared with his master, fied, at that or any other time, the enquiries of paexquisite, he told him that the discipline of the rod sunk, and rose no more.

triots into pension-lists. Her perfections were most was a mere trifle, and insisted on taking on himself This affecting circumstance induced the Dutch the fault, for which after a mutual struggle of friend. East India Company to erect a monument to Vol- likely the product of St. Evremond's lively fancy. ship and generosity, he suffered a severe whipping. temad's memory. They likewise ordered that such He was a Frenchman, exiled for speaking too freely

A fortuitous chain of events which often disperses descendants or relations as he left, should be speedily of the court of Louis the Fourteenth, and was what school intimates and college chums into opposite provided for. Before this intelligence reached the was understood in those days by the term philoso. quarters of the globe, guided Nicholas through Cape, his nephew, a corporal in the service, had politics and law, to a seat in the Court of Common solicited to succeed him in a little employment he phical epicurean. Pleas, and confirmed him a friend to the powers that

held in the menagerie, but being refused, retired in The passage is taken from the translation of his are. Wake, on the contrary, was a firm royalist and chagrin to a distant settlement, where he died, before works published by Des Maizeaux. cavalier, whose zeal and activity rendering him highly news of the Directors' recommendations could reach

“I return you again by a messenger the memoirs obnoxious to his opponents, he was seized, tried for bim. While we lament Voltemad's fate, and the

you were pleased to send me, fearing, lest if I should his life, and condemned at Salisbury, by his old ac- ungrateful treatment his relation experienced from send them by the post, they might run the same quaintance, Nicholas, who after a separation of six- the people at the Cape, a circumstance arises in our

hazard, and fall into the like inconveniences, which and-twenty years, did not recollect Mr. Wake till he minds, which tends to render this misfortune still at first brought them to your hands. If things so came to pass the fatal sentence; when the name more aggravating. In his bold and successful attempt curious and well worth the intercepting, were to be catching his eye, a sudden conviction strengthened to reach the ship, if this benevolent man, instead of found every time the ministers of state think fit to by a few leading questions, flashed on his mind, that embarrassing himself with a hazardous búrthen fatal

open the pacquets, I should not much pity the clerks' the prisoner at the bar, whom he had just sentenced to them all, had only brought the end of a long rope trouble in executing their orders. You had reason to to an ignominious death, was no other than the fond with him on shore, it might have been fixed to a cable, believe that after the manner I had spoken to you of friend of his juvenile hours, those hours which, what- which with proper help might have been dragged on Mad. Mazarin, I should be extremely glad to see her ever be the colours of our sate, we always contem- shore, and the whole ship's company saved without history. It speaks of her own genius, and is like plate with a sacred, a serious, and interesting plea involving their benefactor and a noble animal in herself all over. I have particularly observed twenty sure. I need not describe the state of mind in which destruction.

things in this relation, that none but herself could civil discord had not wholly obliterated gratitude and


think, or express in the manner they are penned. sympathy: he beheld with the most poignant emo

“Since you say you never saw her, I will satisfy tion the forlorn situation of that faithful firm asso

Catherine Vassent, the daughter of a French pea- your curiosity by endeavouring to give you a rough ciate of his youth, who had undergone for him dis- sant, exhibited at the age of seventeen, and in the draught of her face, and shape of body. grace and stripes; he saw, on every side, the hell humble capacity of a menial, a proof of intrepid, “ She is one of those lofty Roman beauties, no hounds of war, and the mastiffs of the law, waiting, persevering sympathy, which ranks her with the way like our baby-visaged and puppet-like faces of with eager impatience, to drag the man he once noblest of her sex.

France; in whose composition nature alone triumphs loved to untimely death; he hurried from the bench A common sewer of considerable depth having over all the artificers of the coquets. precipitately, to conceal his feelings, and burst into been opened at Noyon for the purpose of repair, “The colour of her cyes has no name: it is neither

four men passing by, late in the evening, unfortu- blue nor grey, nor altogether black; but a mixture But friendship, like other virtues, required the nately fell in, no precautions having been taken to of all three, which participates of all the excellence speedy and effectual proof of exertion, or it would prevent so probable an accident. It was almost which is found in them. They have the sweetness have been counteracted by the din of arms or the midnight before their situation was known, and be- of the blue, the briskness of the grey, and, above all, malevolence of party fury. After much opposition sides the difficulty of procuring assistance at that the fire of the black. But what is more wonderful, from the round-heads, whom Mr. Wake's behaviour unseasonable hour, every one present was intimidated you never saw any one more lovely, and generally had exasperated, a respite was granted, and Nicholas from exposing himself to similar danger, by attempt- more pleasant, and more apt to inflame, and yet more unwilling to risque a lite he highly valued to the un- ing to rescue these unfortunate wretches, who ap- serious, more severe and steady, when her thoughts certainty of letters, and the dilatory tardiness of peared already in a state of suffocation from the are taken up with any grave subject. They are so messengers, hurried immediately to London. He mephitic vapour.

lively and so quick, that when she looks steadfastly rushed to the Protector, and would not quit him, Fearless or ignorant of danger, and irresistibly upon any one, which she seldom does, they think till sorely against Oliver's will, he had obtained a impelled by the cries of their wives and children who she pierces their very souls, and sees into the very pardon for his friend, against whom, from personal

surrounded the spot, Catherine Vassent, a servant of bottom of their hearts, They are large, and well enmity or misrepresentation, Cromwell was peculi- the town, insisted on being lowered without delay slit, and even with the face; full of sprightly life and arly inveterate.

into the noxious opening, and fastening a chord with fire; and yet, with all these beauties, they have noThe fortunate Royalist, from inattention, a magna- which she had furnished herself previous to her de- thing of languishing or passionate; as if nature had nimous or an affected contempt of death, was a

scent, round two of their bodies assisted by those maliciously contrived them only to give love and vestranger to the name and person of his judge, and above, she restored them to life and their families ; neration, and be susceptible of none.

4 knew not the powerful interposition in his favour. but, in descending a second time, her breath began to “Her mouth is neither wide nor very little ; but Nicholas, also, had reserved the precious, the im

fail, and after effectually securing a chord to the body the motion of her lips is very graceful and charming; portant secret, in his own breast, till certain of suc- of a third man, she had sufficient presence of mind and the strangesi mouths and grimaces wonderfully cess ; least, by vainly exciting hope, he should only enough, in a fainting condition, to fix the rope firmly become her, when she imitates those that make them. add new pains to misfortune. Returning without to her own hair, which hung in long and luxuriant Her smiles would soften the hardest of hearts, and delay to Salisbury, he flew to the prison, gradually curls round a full but well formed neck. Her neigh- ease the heaviest sadness of mind. They do almost disclosed his name and office to Wake, and producing bours, who felt no inclination to imitate her heroism, change the air of her face, which naturally is sublime a pardon, the friends sunk into each other's arms,

had willingly contributed such assistance as they and grave; and spreads over it a certain tincture of Nicholas overpowered by the bliss of conferring life

could afford compatible with safety, and in pulling up mildness and sweetness that cheers up those hearts and comfort on one, for whom he had early ex

as they thought the third man's body, were equally which her charms had alarmed, and inspires them perienced the most disinteresting friendship,-Wake concerned and surprised to see the almost lifeless with that kind of unquiet gladness, which is next of unexpectedly snatched from death by discovering, body of Catherine suspended by her hair, and swing- kin to a tender inclination. perhaps, the first friend he ever loved, in a partying on the same cord. Fresh air with eau-de-vie “So much for her mouth and eyes, which are the whom he had always considered as usurpers of lawful

soon restored this excellent girl; and I know not two chief parts of her face most expressive, and authority, as the wolves and tigers of his country.

whether most to admire her generous fortitude in a principally important to kindle a flame and create third time exploring the pestilential cavern, which love. But the rest are nothing less to be admired

had almost proved fatal to her, or to execrate the and adored. Cornelius Voltemad, a Dutchman, and an inhabi

dastardly meanness and selfish cowardice of the bye- “Her nose, which, without doubt, is incomparably

standers, for not sharing the glorious danger. In well turned, and of a just bigness, gives the rest of tant of the Cape of Good Hope, had an intrepid consequence of the delay produced by her indisposi- her countenance a curious, noble, and lofty air, which philanthrophy which impelled him to risque, and (as tion, the fourth man was drawn up a lifeless and is infinitely taking. The tone of her voice is so harit unfortunately proved) to lose his own life in con- irrecoverable corpse.

monious and agreeable, that none can hear her speak sequence of heroic efforts to save the lives of others.

Such conduct did not pass unnoticed ; a proces- without being insensibly moved. Her complexion is This generous purpose in a great degree he effected

sion of the corporation, and a solemn Te Deum were naturally most lively, and so delicately clear, that I in the year 1773, when a Dutch ship was driven on

celebrated on the occasion; Catherine received the cannot believe that any man who views it, can find shore in a storm near Table Bay, not far from the

public thanks of the Duke of Orleans, the Bishop of fault with its not being somewhat whiter. South River fort. Returning from a ride, the state

Noyon, the town magistrates, and an emblamatic “ The colour of her hair is shining black, hut has of the vessel, and the cries of the crew, strongly medal, with considerable pecuniary contributions, nothing of harsh. To see how naturally the locks curl interested him in their behalf. Though unable to and a civic crown: to these were added the congra- and into what fine buckles they twist themselves, as swim, he provided himself with a rope, and being tulations of her own heart, that inestimable reward soon as they are let loose, would make us think, mounted on a powerful horse remarkably muscular of a benevolent mind.

without much help of poetry, that they swell with in its form, plunged with the noble animal into the

pride, and, as it were, take a glory in the honour sea, which rolled in waves sufficiently tremendous to

they have to shade so lovely a head. She has the daunt a man of common fortitude. This worthy

finest turned face that ever limner fancied, or drew man, with his spirited horse, approached the ship's SPECIMENS OP CELEBRATED AUTHORS. with pencil. side, near enough to enable the sailors to lay hold of

“Her careless carriage is the cause that the prothe end of a cord, which he threw out to them; by

portion of her body, though straight and well framed, this method, and their grasping the horse's tail, he 'His Portrait of the Duchess of Mazarin. is nothing in comparison to what it has been in deliwas happy enough, after returning several times, to

cacy of shape. I say in comparison, for many would convey fourteen persons on shore.

MADAME DE MAZArin was a niece of the Cardinal of fancy themselves slender enough that were no bigger But in the warmth of his benevolence, he appears that name, was separated from her husband, came than she is. This makes her appear lower than she not to have sufficiently attended to the prodigious over to England, and had a pension from Charles the is, though, in truth, she is of as becoming a height and exhausting efforts of his horse, who in combating with the boisterous billows, and his accumulated Second, whom she had once hoped to marry. Most

as any woman can well be without being ridiculous.

“You shall see her for fifteen days together, in a burthens, was almost spent with fatigue, and debili

people have described her, as the reader might na- many several head-dresses, without being able to il tated by the quantity of sea-water, which in its present turally suppose she would be described under these tinguish which of them suits her face the best; and th:



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dresses which would make other women look like The calmness and equality of her soul is proof against would say. It is more natural to her to be secret, witches, wonderfully become her; so that no kind of all those occasions which do unsettle and transport than to other women not to be so; she is equally head-gear is unbecoming when she wears it. The all others. She laughs at all those foolery amuse- skilled both in well speaking and in holding her same thing is remarkable in her clothes and attire. ments to which others abandon themselves. Some tongue; though it be a great truth that those who You must see her lapped in a night-gown to judge other women have done the same things that she know how to speak well, know not how to hold their with more exactness of it. And it is in this person does : but she does them another way.

tongues; and those that can be silent, can seldom alone that one truly may say, that Art, though never “All people converse in her house with a familiarity speak very well. so cunningly used, can never equal Nature.

full of ease and respect, the which nevertheless would A gentleman of very good parts and understand. I had almost forgot to speak of her neck, her be to her very incommode and troublesome, if she ing that hath seen her and known her a great while, arms, and bands; but, let it suffice, that they appear were less good or less obliging. Though she be assured me that she is very much altered from what to have been made and fitted for the face. And, if naturally very reserved and loves to be retired, yet she has been formerly, insomuch that you would we may judge by what we see of what we do not see, most of all hours of the day are public hours with hardly know her again ; but it is very hard to conwe may certainly conclude that her husband, after her. The most private recesses of her house are as ceive that she should be so changed, without allowhaving been the happiest man, is now the unhappiest open to those who frequent it, as the most common; ing that she must always have had a prodigious stock in the world. Thus she is made as to her body; and and therefore it often happens, that people come even of the choicest, the rarest, and most lasting natural of her mind you may judge by what I am going to to her very closet-door, when she least expects any. beauty that ever woman had ; and if her misfortunes say.

Her domestics, who see none come that are not as have contributed anything to her merit, never bad “ Being some time since at Rome, it was my chance much devoted to her as themselves, have insensibly cause produced so good an effect. to be speaking of her after the manner I heard her talked used themselves to let all come in and go out with of at Paris, that she was a fine young lady, extremely this kind of frankness and liberty. handsome, but extravagantly giddy and inconsiderate, “ It is to be supposed she would have it so since and goodnatured even to folly. An Italian that knew they permit it, for she is the life and soul of her

A GOOD PRINCE. her, hearing me give her such a character, laughed at family; and her understanding, her civility, and her

Lord Bacon, in the exordium of his Advancement of me after such a manner that I was much surprised at obliging ways arc infused into those that compose it, it, but would never let me know why, though I had proportionably as each one's capacity is fitted to

Learning, has expressed so much astonishment at the very earnestly urged him to tell me his reason. As imitate them There is no convent where they lead talents of Kirg James the First, considering that he these people dive further into men's natures to learn a more regular life than in her women's apartments, was “not only a king, but a king born,” that the their true and proper character than we do in France, whither a page dare not approach upon pain of my so this adventure gave me a great curiosity to see lady’s displeasure, which is something more terrible panegyric has been suspected to be a “bold irony." her as I passed in my return from Rome to Cham- than the rod. And for the men, they live together

We are inclined to think otherwise, when we reflect bery; though I had never much spoken to her in Paris, with that peace and union, so much the more com- that Bacon was a born courtier, as well as a philosobut by accident, yet she knew me by sight and by mendable, as it is the most rare, and seldom to be pher, and that even his philosophy, especially in a man found in great men's houses.

of his turn of mind, might have found subtle reasons "I was at first surprised not to perceive in her at my “She alone, of all women, can play with her sercoming that eagerness and excessive desire to hear vants without lessening herself. Her presence doth

for venerating a being who was in possession of a news, which is ordinary io those that live at a dis- banish their presumption without taking away their good portion of the power of this earth, Be this as tance from court, when they see any that comes freedom; and it is not to be comprehended how she

it may, it is pretty generally felt on all hands, without from thence. She received me as unconcerned as the can give them so much awe, using them with so most indifferent woman of the country could do; and much familiarity, unless it be because she lias so

being a party matter, that, considering the flatteries instead of breaking my head with questions about the much grandeur in her carriage and all her ways.

and other perils that beset a royal education, it is people and affairs, which concerned herself, she en- Some wonder she should delight in such sort of pas- very fortunate for the world when sovereigns turn tertained me only upon the account of my journey, timnes; but whoever will take the pains to look a

out well; and therefore, as we profess ourselves, in and other like things, wherein none but myself was little nearer will find, that they are not the delight of concerned. I thought myself bound in civility, to her heart, and that those she uses, are but so many

this Journal, and indeed everywhere else, to be of put her upon the discourse of her friends and relations several ways of dispelling those afflicting thoughts, no party but that of mankind, especially of those in Rome and Paris, since she herself would not start which the present state of her fortune crowds who mean well, and shew that they mean it, in the question. I found that subject was not unpleasing, upon her.

whatever ranks of life they are to be found, we shall by the attention she gave to what I said upon it. “ There is no private gentleman's house more She spoke civilly of all people, and with a great deal orderly and regular than lier's; and as her pension

make no apology to any well-meaners for introduof respect of her husband; but this discourse held no is very inconsiderable to make her subsist, with that cing the following account of a prince who has made longer than I continued it. She rarely asked any honour she does, she must needs be admirably skilled himself immortal by his treatment of great poets, and questions, and those only which civility seemed to in economy; and her acts of liberality and magnioblige her to. ficence shew that her good management proceeds immortality by his treatment of all his fellow

who really appears to have no less deserved his "Neither could I mark in her either curiosity or from extraordinary strength of reason. inquisitiveness. Wondering at her cold indifference, much admires nor despises anything She never creatures. The account is an avowed panegyric; I had the mind to put her upon the discourse of shewed the least disgust against the country nor any- but from all we have read of the Duke of Weimar, it things I thought most sensible to her, but with the thing that is in it. She loves the recreations and is really a panegyric from the heart, and such as was respect that was convenient, touching her fame and ceremonies that are in use, as much as if she had

echoed by all his countrymen. her fortune. But I could never hear from her the been born and bred there. Others would assist at least complaint. Methought I read something of sad- them with marks of complaisance, constraint, and

To the Illustrious Memory his Royal Highness ness in her countenance when her reputation was in distraction, which would easily distinguish them from the Most Noble Prince and Lord, Karl August, Grand debate ; but of all other matters she seemed to think the rest of the company; but she comes to them Duke of Sachsen-Weimar Eisenach. that blind goddess Fortune a fitter object of her con- with that familiarity, with that presence and freedom When a great and glorious life is closed, it becomes tempt than of her anger. Several persons of quality, of mind, so unconstrained, so constant, and so agree- at once our sacred duty and consolation to make its of both sexeș, came in while I was there ; and others, able, that a stranger who should chance to see her high significancy and its beneficent effects distinctly two or three gentlemen, who showed a great deal of there, without knowing who she was, would esteem present to our minds. Thankfully to mark how wit.

Savoy most happy in the product of so charming God's grace bestowed them, and with pious care to “The ladies began to talk of the news of the town; person.

engrave such a picture of the departed on our souls though the Duchess took neither side's part, she dis- “She avoids speaking of her own greatness and as may abide there for ever. coursed with the same heat as others did. The sub- riches with the saine care and industry as others How much more when it was the life of our ject of their conversation was a dispute that was seek out occasions to make people sensible of theirs. prince; the father of his land and ours; a life that, betwixt two eminent men, which had divided the It depends not on her way of living amongst them from its earliest dawn, lightened upon us like a genial country in two parties. She entered upon all the but that the people of that country that see her, may sun, sending forth light and warmth in all directions particularities which were told of the causes of their think themselves as great as she; and may think through long years of activity, diffusing blessings, far division, and weighed every little circumstance with Chambery as noble and as pleasant to live in as beyond the boundaries of his own country;--when it such nicety and insight, as if she had not had twenty Rome or Paris; and her conversation there as agree- was the life of a prince who conceived as justly as he millions for her portion. The gentlemen whom I able as ever she enjoyed elsewhere. Never did great conscientiously fulfilled the duties of his high calling; before mentioned, turned the discourse upon another lady take less care to make her inferiors see the dif- -at once intrepid and indefatigable, mild and wise ;subject, whether she would or not, and talked of state ference that is betwixt her and them ; and if they do who did good to countless multitudes ;-of whom affairs, as most worthy of her attention and contem- not forget it, she is the more beholding to their dis- it is impossible to decide whether he was greater as a plation. After every body had passed their verdict, cretion and respect; for she takes little pains to put man or as a ruler. she was obliged in complaisance to speak her's. them in mind of it. One goeth always beyond the A short and simple statement of his actions will Those that differed in opinion from her, vigorously idea or opinion she has of herself, even in the most suffice to recal the career of one whose life was urged their reasons : the dispute grew hot. She serious applications that are made to her, and she action, and whose fairest monument has long been never defended her opinion but with reasons of as often takes just and due commendations for gross raised in all hearts. which she made those that had not declared them- flattery, as other women take apparent and hypocri- Sprung from illustrious ancestors, greeted with selves against her, her judges. And I assure you, I tical adulations for true and deserved praises.

double joy as the hope of an almost extinct line, the never heard any speak so well and with so much “ It is a great sign that her moderation is sincere, infant ruler was left by the early death of his father, submission. This is what I remarked in this my first because it is never overstrained, and being urged, to the care of his incomparable mother. He was visit; and what I have observed since is as followeth. will acknowledge truly whatsoever is good or fair in trained by the illustrious men she selected-Her

“ It is not to be discerned of what humour she is ; her. She is nothing more unjust than in not allow- mann, Wieland, and Count Görz, to personal sacri-
and to speak properly, she has none at all: for every ing what she has of admirable and excellent to be fice, to unprejudiced exertion of the judgment, and
individual person that converses with her has cause more than passable and ordinary. Though by sad to love for art and science. Early formed to all the
to believe she is of his. She is not obstinately bent experience she found that there is but very little higher and fairer virtues of humanity, in his four-
upon any thing, and it is astonishing to see her quit truth or honesty in the worlo', and that she has just teenth year he won from the great Frederic the de.
even those diversions she seems the most pleased cause to think ill of all mankind; yet such is her claration, that he had never seen a young man of
with, as freely as if she were weary of them; whence natural goodness that she never applies this her bad his age who inspired such hopes. With the fullest
it clearly appears that she is eagerly carried to no opinion to any one in particular; she first excepts confidence could the regent-mother, Amalie, deliver
one thing, and shews, that this easiness of her temper from the general rule all those in whom she perceives up to him the reins of government on the day on
and manners, does not proceed from levity or fickle- any appearance of virtue; and is still much surprised which he completed his eighteenth year.
ness, but rather from a profound indifference for all when she has reason to believe that they did not A few weeks afterwards his union with Princess
those various fancies which trouble and disquiet the deserve that exception.

Luise of Hessen Darmstadt took place ;-a union of minds of most people.

“When she is obliged to say something she thinks truly equal souls, so rich in noble fruits, in thousand“That sweetness and humanity, which, above all, may displease, in order to sweeten and take away the fold blessings on the land ; so ennobled by interchange adorn and grace her sex, appear even in her tumul- sharpness of the sense, she speaks it so as if she had thoughts, by devotion in times of need and of peril, tuous pastimes. She is as much mistress of her let it fall by chance; but no one will think he wrongs by affectionate attachment and kindness, that none temper upon the road, or a hunting, as in her closet. her, to believe that she says nothing but what she ever better deserved the rare privilege of remaining,

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