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INTERVIEW OF MR. FOX WITH this same new government and Buonaparte. It would bis air. The two consuls, large and heavy men, BONAPARTE.

have been an instructive lesson for Mr. Pitt bimself, seemed pillars too cumbrous to snpport themselves, and

could he invisibly, with Minerva by his side, have con- during the levee, were sadly at a loss what to doThe insertion of Mr. Fox's letter to Lord Grey in our templated the scene; he might then have studied his. whether the snuff-box or pocket handkercbief was to be first number, appears to have given so much pleasure, tory, and discovered that such interference and conduct appealed to, or the left leg exchanged for the right. that we have gladly looked out for something more in foreign powers, as that of his and the allied poten- The moment the circle was formed, Buonaparte respecting tbıs interesting statesman, to lay before our tates, he had made Cromwell a king, or an emperor, began with the Spanish ambassador, then went to the readers. and fixed the succession of his family.

American, with whom he spoke some time, and so on, Changes of time give a new interest to the scenes of What think you of all this ?" said the chevalier performing his part with ease, and very agreeablythe moral world, as changes of place do to those of a d'Azara, ambassador from Spain, addressing bimself to until he came to the English ambassador, who, after the landscape. The following passage in the memoirs of Mr. Fox. The other gave an expressive smile :-" It is presentation of some English noblemen, announced to Mr. Fox's latter years, written by his private secretary an astonishing time,” continued he," pictures, statues bim, Mr. Fox! He was a good deal Aurried, and after Mr. Trotter, has appeared, no doubt, often enough in -I hear the Venus de Medicis is on her way—what indicating considerable emotion, very rapidly said — older publications, and may be familiar (at least in shall we see next ?" A pleasant dialogue ensued; these “Ah! Mr. Fox! I have heard with pleasure of your general recollection) to many of our readers. But even enlightened statesmen diverting themselves, when scold- arrival. I have desired much to see you.--I have long they will look at it with a new interest, when they con- ing and anger could avail nothing. The Turkish am- admired in you the orator and friend of his country, sider that not only is Mr. Fox dead, and all that splendid bassador graced the splendid scene ; a diminutive who, in constantly raising his voice for peace, consulted military court scene vanished, and Napoleon himself figure, accompanied by a suite of fine and handsome that country's best interests-those of Europe, -and of gone after it, but how he is gone, and what has hap- men ;-he reposed on a sofa ;- the heat was excessive, the human race. The two great nations of Europe pened since his ruin, and what new hopes have opened and his cross-legged attitude but little relieved him;- require peace ;-they have nothing to fear ;—they their prospects to the world, such as Mr. Fox loved his companion spoke French with great ease ; and some ought to understand and value one another. In you, through all the clouds of party, rank, and office, and of them were fine Grecian figures.

Mr. Fox, I see, with great satisfaction, that great such (we suspect) as Napoleon never loved at all, nor Count Markkoff! covered with diamonds, of a most statesman, who recommended peace, because there believed in.

forbidding aspect-of sound sense, however,-malgre, was no just object of war; who saw Europe desolated It is for this reason that we always loved the memory a face no lady would fall in love with, and an ungrace- to no purpose, and who struggled for its relief." of Fox, however we might venture to think otherwise ful air. The Marquis Lucchesini ! the King of Prussia's Mr. Fox said little, or rather nothing in reply,—to a than he did respecting the means of bringing about the Ambassador, who, from an obscure situation, by having complimentary address to himself he always found happiness of mankind. That is not the question in these become the reader to a minister, was elevated to the invincible repugnance to answer; nor did he bestow unpolitical pages. But party, &c., were the accidents corps diplomatique-gaudily dressed-always with se- one word of admiration or applause upon the extraorof his position in society,

as they are, more or less, of us veral conspicuous colours,-one thought of a foreign dinary and elevated character wbo addressed him. A all. His heart was a fine, open, manly, unaffected bird on seeing him; and his physiognomy corroborated few questions and answers relative to Mr. Fox's tour, human heart, of the truest order, sensitive to all genial the idea-agreeable, however ; pleasing in manners ; terminated the entertainment. impulses, but not to be moved out of its testimony to easy in his temper; and enjoying rationally the amusing what it thought best and truest, by flattery any inore scenes around him. than fear; and if Whigs, Tories, and Radicals, were The Marquis de Gallo! the Neapolitan Ambassador

MRS. GORE'S NEW NOVEL. all made up of such people as he, they would soon come an unmeaning nobleman of the old school,-forid in

“ THE HAMILTONS." to an understanding, and find out which was best for the manner, but not calculated to produce effect in politics world. But it is the progress of his beloved books and or conversation. Have I forgotten the Count Cobengel! We had busied ourselves with preparing this novel for humanities that must make him so. that sage and venerable negociator was there. A small,

our week's abstract, before we became thoroughly aware What we would most direct the reader's attention to emaciated figure,-pale, and worn out with the

intrigues of its being a political treatise in disguise-an Abstract, in the following extract, however interesting in other of courts, he seemed to have been reserved to witness points of view, is the agitation of Bonaparte's nerves, the scene before us, as a refutation of all his axioms and itself, of the mistakes that preceded, and the astonishwhen he found himself standing in the presence of systems. With excellent good sense, he took all in good ment that followed, the downfall of Toryism. We found Fox. We have little doubt that it was owing to a part-he was too wise to betray disatisfaction, and too

it impossible, however, to give it up, first, because it consciousness of the sinister views with which he polite not to bend with the gale. The American Amultimately ruined his own grcatness, and the com- bassador, Mr. Livingston, plain and simple in manners

was Mrs. Gore's; and second, because so good a book parative vice and puerility of them, compared with and dress,-representing his republic with propriety was not to be found in the time we had before us; and those of the man who stood before him in the sim- and dignity.--Of these, I believe M. D'Azare, held the we reconciled ourselves to our inclinations, imprimis, plicity of truth.

first rank for intellect; he bad all the appearance of a As we visited the Museum, (says Mr. Trotter) as

because they were such, and last, not least, because in man of genius—he seemed very much to enjoy the often as time could be spared, I recollect one day that society of Mr. Fox,-he, and the Count Cobenzel, are

professing to sympathize with all," as most truly we all the company were attracted to the windows of the both since dead, as, no doubt, are many others of the do, we bere had an opportunity of proving that we do Louvre, by a parade in the Place de Carousel. The actors in the grand drama of that day.

In avowing, therefore, that we agree in almost all guards, and some other French troops, were exercising. The illustrious statesman of England, who that day the opinions of Mrs. Gore's book, and that she is not at Mr. Fox, with the others, went to the window, but he attracted every eye, is himself withdrawn also from instantly turned away on seeing the soldiers. This mortal scenes!

all bound to make our admissions in extenuation of the occurred some time before the levee; and on that day, A number of English noblemen and gentlemen, faults of those whom she blames, (especially seeing that as there was a grand parade, we remained in a private many Russians-Swedish officers, with the white scarf all reflective writers like herself really po to the apartment of the Tuilleries till it was over. Buona- on their arm, also crowded the room. The Cardinal parte, mounted on a white charger, and accompanied Caprara! representing His Holiness, the Pope, with

same conclusions, though by another road,) it becomes by some general officer, reviewed his troops, amounting his scarlet stockings and cap, was to me a novel sight, us, in this Journal, to observe, that Tories, though their to about six thousand, with great rapidity. The con- he was a polite and dignified ecclesiastic, and, but that system is the most victimizing of all, are themselves vicsular troops made a fine appearance, and the whole I was imbued a little with the prejudice of English tims, in common with every body else of circumstances was a brilliant and animating spectacle. Mr Fox historians and other authors, I should have found paid little or no attention to it, conversing chiefly, while nothing extraordinary in the respectable cardinal. I

and education, and partake deeply of those secret cares it lasted with Count Markoff, the Russian ambassador. am now ashamed that I did.

and disappointments, which all mankind seem destined lobserved Mr. Fox was disinclined not only to military, This grand assemblage was detained a considerable to share, till all shall feel for all, and contrive to work but to any pompous display of the power of the French time in the Salle des Ambassadeurs, during which, several

out the common good. Who, indeed, that reads this government. An enemy to all ostentation, he disliked servants in splendid laced liveries handed round coffee, it everywhere, but the parade of military troops in the chocolate, the richest and finest wines, and cake, upon sharp and interesting work, or only our abstract of it, heart of the metropolis, carrying with it more than vain china, bearing the initial B. without any armorial, royal, can fail to see that

is the system and not the fellowpomp, must naturally have shocked, rather than enter- or established marks of power. The heat was excessive, creatures which the authoress holds up to reprobation ; tained, such principles as those of Mr. Fox.

and expectation, wearied with the pause, when the On the day of the great levee, which was to collect door opened, and the Prefet du Palais anounced to the

and that these fellow.creatures, like the most uneducated 80 many representatives of nations and noble strangers Cardinal Caprara, that the first consul was ready, he

of the classes to whom they think themselves superior, of every country to pay their respects to the first afterwards called upon M. D'Azara, upon which every are spoilt each by the other, generation after generation, Consul of France, now established as the sole head of one followed without regular order or distinction of

son by father, father by his father, till “ mistake! misgovernment for life, several apartments, having the rank. As we ascended the great stair-case of the general name of the Salle des Ambassadeurs, were ap- Thuilleries, between files of musketeers, what a senti

take! only,” is the cry of the relieved human heart. propriated for the crowd of visitors at the levee, previous ment was excited !

Upon the talents of the fair author we have not time to ibeir being admitted to the First Consul's presence. As the assumption of the consulship for life was a to say what we could wish ; but it is impossible to Lord Holland, Lord Robert Spencer, Lord St. John, decided step, tenuing not only to exclude every branch speak of her at all, and not give her our cordial, how. Mr. Adair, and myself, accompanied Mr. Fox there. of the old dynasty, but to erect a new one, every sensiI must acknowledge that the novel and interesting ble man considered this day as the epoch of a new and

ever poor and brief thanks, for her generous superiority scene amused and interested me to the highest de regular government. Buonaparte was virtually king

to the conventionalities in which she must have been gree. This grand masquerade of life was inconceiv- henceforth.

As we passed through the lofty state brought up, (knowing them so well,) and for the eviably striking :—the occasion of assembling,—the old rooms of the former kings of France, still hung with the

dences she is incessantly manifesting of an universality palace of the Bourbons,—the astonishing attitude that ancient tapestry, very little, if at all, altered, the inFrance had assumed affected the imagination, and stability of human grandeur was recalled to the mind

of reading and thinking, of public and private sympathy, almost overpowered the judgment. A latent smile was more forcibly than it had yet been. The long line of of seriousness and gaity, of wit, style, womanly grace, often to be caught on the countenances of different the Bourbons started to the view! I breathed with and sentiment, which present altogether the most reintelligent and enlightened men; it said, very signifi. difficulty! Volumes of history were reviewed in a

markable instance of what is called a masculine undercantly, can this be reality ? can so wonderful a fabric be glance. Monarchs ! risen from the nouldering tomb, permanent ?

where is your royal race ? The last who held the standing in a feminine shape, that we remember to His toils were now approaching ; there was a much sceptre dyed the scaffold with his blood, and sleeps, have met with. The present age, has been an age of greater number of English presented than of any other forgotten and unknown, without tomb or memorial of his women as well as of men, in the sense most honourable to nation. Mr. Merry, the English Ambassador, appeared name! Rapid was the transition succeeding! We on the part of the British government, to sanction and reached the interior apartment, where Buonaparte, First

both sexes; and the brilliant woman before us has an recognize the rank and government of the First Consul ! Consul, surrounded by his generals, ministers, senators,

honourable niche in it to herself. Mr. Merry, whose nation had, under the blind auspices and officers, stood between the second and third con- Scarcely a town in England but possesses its "righ of an intemperate minister, fatally interfered with the suls, Le Brun and Cambaceres, in the centre of a semi- of vantage." Brighton prides itself on its royal marine internal concerns of a great people, and had vainly at- circle, at the head of a room! The numerous assem- residence; Oxford upon its University , Birmingham upon tempted to counteract the success of their efforts. What blage from the Salle des Ambassadeurs, formed into an- its factories of buttons ; Chester upon its cellars of a subject had be for a letter, in the style of Barillon, other semi-circle, joined themselves to that, at the cheese ; every place upon its something! Laxington, a for the perusal of Mr. Pitt, or his friend Mr. Addlington, head of which stood the First Consul.

neat obscure borough, some ten miles N.N.E. of Norththen acting as Pitt's deputy, or locum tenens, in the Buonaparte, of a small, and by no means ampton, bad long been accustomed to prize itself upon government! Mr. Merry then acting under Lord manding figure, dressed plainly, though richly, in the its gentility. The gentility of Laxington consists in a Hawkesbury, the Quixotic marcher to Paris, which same embroidered consular coat, without powder in his bair, tory exclusiveness ; the whole village is Tory; the Whig lord was now receiving a magnificent present of a ser

looked at the first view, like a private gentleman, in- interest being represented by the highly respectable vice of China of unrivalled beauty and elegance, from different as to dress, and devoid of all ħaughtiness in Lady Berkeley, the widow of a gallant baronet, who died


for bis country, and her two daughters. The first germ allow me to retrieve myself. Your influence with government stead of welcoming her to the room in which so mnch of their

future life must pass together, he was, therefore, actually smiling of the more dreadful intruder, Reform, springs up in the bas, luckily, provided me with competence; and you have

over idle notes of congratulation or invitation! manor-house itself, in the undutiful radical principles of the exposure of your affairs for the annsement of the world, or " Bat the billets were soon finished and thrust into his pocket: the only son of Mr. Forbes, lord of the manor. A such a compromise as will enable me to afford to your daughter

and Augustus made his appearanee, as full of gratitude and enhiatus in the circle of village grandees, made obvious in-law a place in society worthy of her and of yourself.'

thusiasm, as his father could desire; to enlarge upon Lord in the emptiness of the long tenantless estate of Weald,

Augustus paused; and, instead of a rejoinder, Mr. Hamilton Laxington's generosities, and point out to his wife's admiration

fixed his eyes contemplatively on the opposite wall. He had the care with which her favourite books and music had been is at length supplied, to the great delight of the village assumed the pacific attitude of Chateau qui parle et femme collected, her conservatory furnished, and a door of communi at large, in the person of a stirring Tory. qui ecoute. A surrender was no longer hopeless.

cation opened between her dressing room and that devoted to his “Weald Park to be let !"- It was something of a degradation

"* You will admit,' proceeded Augustus, that your peerage own use. Poor Susan was, perhaps, of opinion, that she should to the gentili of the neighboorhood; and the vicar espressed

is too safe to require a reinforcement of your interest by any have been more comfortable, more at her ease, surrounded by a himself severely against the immorality of young Lord Lanca- measure of mine and as to fortune, although Miss Berkeley's degree of simplicity consonant with her early habits; but, as shire, on learning that the loss of thirty thousand pounds on the

is almost too trifling for mention to you, whose income counts her husband seemed anxious to force upon her admiration the turf was the immediate cause of this declension of dignity. But more than double the principal, yon must not forget that she is damask and gilding, bronze and ormonlu, mother-o' pearl and he spoke with due hesitation; for it was the first time, during a prudent, economical, unexacting.'

mosaic, which adorned her boudoir, she was liberal in her ap. long life, that Dr. Mangles had ventured to find fault with a ' A country girl, without tact, without address !"

plause. Lord Laxington quitted the room ere the thanks of lord; and he was duly aware that the turf is a vice, of ali but "“Ask any of the people who were staying here last Autumn, Augustus and his wife were half exhausted. right divine, to majesties, royal bighnesses, and peers of the except that venomous gnat Varden, and ihey will tell you, that *** And, so, Susy, my faiber is actually going to make a pet realm. Nay, he almost forgave the noble delinquent, on finding

Lord Shetland and your friend Lord Baldock thought her of you?' cried young Hamilton, throwing bimself on the sofa, that the new tenant of Weald was not only one of his Majesty's prettier and more elegant than Julia. The Marquis was always and bursting into laughter, so soon as the door was fairly closed ministers, bnt no less a person than the intimate friend of his by her side.'

on Lord Laxington.Est il ridicule ce cher Papa!".-- When honourable patron, the Right Honourable the Earl of Tottenham. " A new light seemed to break in npon the official man. His we men get into our second childhood, it is amazing what a yoThe fact was clearly ascertained. - Mr. Smith had been written stony face grew more complacent as he listened!

cation we display for the toy-shop!" to-Mr. Smith's opinion of the manor ascertained ;- the lease,

«• The presence of female society is indispensable to a house ««•It is very kind in him io have taken so much pains for my for fourteen years, was already in progress of engrossment. like your's. My sister's marriage wonld have deprived it of its accommodation,' said Susan, painfully startled by her husband's The value of such an accession to the great talkers and little

chief attraction in the eyes of whom you are fond of conciliating. sudden change of tone, from the cordiality assumed during Lord doers of Laxington, may readily be conceived.—Their peigh- Even this new peerage, of which you think so much, what is it Laxirgton's presence.' bourly smy pathies bad, in fact, long required extension. Lady in the throng of London society, unless made prominent by the

""Kind? --You will learn to know him better, one of these Asbley, the fair widow of Stoke, was almost always resident on wealth, wit, or beauty of its representatives?

days! Not an ell of brocade, not an inch of rosewood,-was the continent, The Cadogans of Everleigh were fonder of ""I see how it is,' said Hamilton, attecting to cede to the placed here on our account!' London or Brighton than of their hereditary oaks. Old Forbes force of destiny. !, who have sacrificed myself, my whole life “« The furniture is new,' replied Mrs. Hamilton, looking was getting into his dotage ; his only son, a rising lawyer, was

long, to the interests of my children, shall be compelled to round, somewhat bewildereri. rarely seen in Northamptonshire; and, although Lady Berke sanction a measure I totally disapprove. Such prospects as you

New as yourself, my little wife, who have much ground to ley, of Green-oak, and her two handsome daughters were of in- and Julia have thrown away!-N1y danghter refusing Clancas- go over before you discover that all my father's proceedings are estimable value, as the heroines of their romance, not a single tace, to marry a good looking fool with his maintenance at the directed to the approbation of that great wil de beuf-the eye man of fortune was to be found in the county worth tbe atten- minister's mercy: my son neglecting a woman of Lady Ashley's

of the world! You and I have as little to thank him for, in tion of either. When it appeared, therefore that Mr. Hamilton, property to marry: -"

these baubles, as the king his parliament for the paraphernalia the new tenant of Weald, had a son and daughter of an age to

* A beautiful girl,-the daughter of a man whose monument of a coronation ! But n'importe! It is something to find the form alliance in the neighbourhood, Lord Lancashire was fairly the nation have placed in St. Paul's.--"

Chancellor of our Exchequer in a good humour.

* acgilled. They rejoiced to hear of their new neighbour's "• And whose widow, in the pension list ?'”

The following morning Augustus was looking over the colman-cook, and were proud of his groom of the chambers; but

« * Their descent and connections being every way superior

lection of great names on the cards left in Spring Gardens, by the prospect of a match for Maria Berkeley, and-who knows? to our own.""

way of recognition of the visitability of Lord Laxington's -perhaps a wife for Bernard Forbes, -was fairly worth them Having once determined upon permitting the marriage,

daughter. in-law. “You must take care, love, that all these peoboth; - Pen. Smith walked over to Green-oak under an un. Hamilton, for the sake of his own dignity, makes liberal allow- ple's cards are returned ; and it shall be my task to make you brella the following morning, during a heavy shower to acquaint ances to the young couple. " And these gratuities, which,

acquainted with those I really wish you to know. With my Lady Berkeley with the news.

between any other father and son, would have been accorded father's political associates and their families, you must, of Bút her ladyship was not the woman to be startled into a with grace, and received with gratitude, were announced by the course, be intimate; many of them, by the way, being the last confession of satisfaction,

arid-minded Hamilton, in the tone of a Chancellor of the Exche. women in the world I could present to your notice.' These llamiltons will not be here till September," she ob- quer, giving out the items of a budget; and accepted with a mis

""Then why must I?' served with ostentatious equanimity. “I trust we shall then be giving air by the supercilious son !

“ Because you will be constantly thrown into their society. at Worthing: if not, I shall have no objection to visit them. "*1 am unforonately engaged to the Berkeleys this evening,' Party influence is paramount even to the grand dogina of exclu. Although brought up a staunch Whig, I never allow family said Augustus, looking at the clock, as if anxious to escape from

sivism. The tories are accustomed to stand shoulder to shoulder, polities to interfere with neighbourly sociability. Mr. Hamil a disagreeable family scene, 'And as I cannot venture to ask

and sink or swim together.' ton, Tory as he is, may be a very worthy inan." you to accompany me-"

“ But surely you are no great politician? I have heard you Her pretty daughters, Maria ard Susan, well aware that this “* And why not?' interrupted Mr. Hamilton, 'do you sup

speak so scornfully of parties and party-men ? tirade was intended only to mark their mother's sense of supe- pose that, having once given my consent to this imprudent match,

" • In the abstract! Ent aje you ench a little goose as to be riority to the Smiths, and the patron of the Smiths, Lord Tot. I am not prepared to go through the ceremonies nsual on such ignorant that party is our rock of anchorage? that we live by tenham,-siniled over their embroidery. The Berkeley girls occasions? Do you imagine that I would lend occasion to those

office, and starve by defeat? that we exist only by a long pall, a were almost as sensible as the coterie of Laxington to the ad. cackling idiots at Laxington to send a whisper into the world,

strong pull, and a pull altogether?' vantage of having young and cheerful neighbours at Wcald through the Tott nhams, that I had been deficient in courtesy to

" Susan beard only the first part of the sentence. There was Park.

the family of my daughter-in-law ?-No, no! Pray do not allow something in the words Jive or starve,' which seemed to cast a Mr. Hamilton, the new proprietor of Weald, was essentially such people as the Smiths' and Manglez' to despise is for ill. gloom npon the gaudy trappings of the apartments. She looked an official man ;-had been born in place, bred in place, nurtured breeding; whatever other bad quality they may have discovered

round her with a glance that inferred, 'should we not be in place. His father had lived and died in Scotland-yard, with in the family.”

happier, poor and independent, than in splendid bondage such the word 'Salary' on his lips; and young George, at five-and- And, in pursuance of his system of conciliation, Mr. Hamil. as this?" twenty, the private Secretary of a public minister, trusting to be ton was shortly afterwards seated on Lady Berkeley's sofa, in

“ But Augustus saw nothing of the glance or its inference. He at five-and-filty a minister with secretaries of his own, looked all the respectability of his white hair and suit of sables-charm

was watching ont of the window a tight between two ragged upon the treasury as his patrimony,--upon the duties of office ing her with his high-bred bow, bis mild suavity of accent, his boys in Bird-cage walk. Flad he even seen and comprehended as the virtues of his vocation, and upon the stability of Tory as- treasury smile, his deference to herself, his paternal tenderness it, his reply would have been unequivocally negative. He bad cendancy as upon the immutability of the universe !-The very to her daughter. But the hypocrite was taken in his own snare:

never been either poor or independent. He had no experience soul within him was steeped in office! -he becaine really pleased with Susan;-he was struck, for the

in such matters. His political fetters were second nature to "From the moment a man of ordinary faculties is thrown first time, with the singular grace of her manners ;-he felt that

hin. He was a fox without a tail; but the appendage bad been into the vortex of ufficial life, all trace of his individual nature he should be proud of her-that she would embellish his circle,

missing since his birth; he had been bred in the trammels of is lost for ever !--Theuceforward, be exists but as a cypher of and do honour to his name. There was nothing to be ashamed

official life, just as the coachman's son is brought up a stable the national debt,-a fraction of administration,-a leaf upon of in the connexion. Lady Berkeley, although a bore, was a

boy. He looked upon parties and politics as a morte or cerethe mighty oak we claim as the emblem of Britain. There is no woman of a distinguished appearance; Marcia was majesty itself.

monial of civilized life; and upon office as a thing devised by mistaking an official man. All trades and professions have their Altogether, for a bad match, it had its extenuations.

potentates to enjoy their services of plate and opera boxes. slang and charlatanism; and that of Privy Councillor, although "The young couple are married, much to the delight of Lady

I am going to the Travellers' for an hour or two,' said he, of a higher tone, is a no less inveterate jargon than that of a Berkeley and the distress of Marcia, who imagines her sister —the fight having ended in one of the sturdy little vagabond's horse.dealer. Long practice bad rendered this dialect a mother- would be happier with her plainer, but sincerer, and wiser

being carried senseless and bleeding from the field of action!) tonguc to Mr. liamilton!--Flis arguments abounded in ministe. suitor, Bernard Forbes a rising young barrister.

'Will you drive with me by and by? I will order the phaeton rial inysticism;-bis jokes were parliamentary ;-his notes of " The tears on Mrs. Hamilton's Brussels lace veil were soon at five, and we can take a turn in the park.' invitation, forinal as official documents. His anecdotes were dry; and, after a month's tour among the Westmoreland lakes,

“ But alibongh poor Susan thankfully accepted the proposal, authenticated by dates; he spoke as if before a committee, or which, the cbilliness of the season considered, the bridegroom

it struck her (new as he called her!) when Angustus had acting under the influence of a whipper in. He scarcely knew would not have been sorry to reduce to a fortnight, he assured qoitted the room, that, between the hours of twelve and five, how io leave a room without the ceremony of pairing off, or to his wife they should make themselves a laughing-stock to their there was leisure for something more than a lounge at the Tra hazard an opinion, lest he should be required to jostify it to his acquaintance, by prolonging their excursion. Honeymoons, like

vellers'. party. family mournings, have been abridged by anthority of the Lord

“Unfortunately Mrs. Hamilton was not in the habit of being "To such a man, the incidents of private life were of trivial Chamberlain,' and it was only in deference to Susan's charming alonc. She misses the society of her affectionale and intellecaccount. Ilis friends might die when it suited them. Mr. Ha. prejudices, that Augustus had been tempted to respect the old

tual sister; and now she had no longer Marcia to talk to,--no! millon was too much accustomed to see places filled up, to fancy fashioned custom of a month's seclosion.

not even by letter, with the unreserve which alone makes corany loss irreparable; and, as to births and marriages, they were “ His lordship is just now in the best of humonrs,' said the

respondence a substitute for nearer intercourse. For want of bo drawbacks on the velocity of the great vehicle of public bu- bridegroom; 'ever since he enclosed me the Gazette announcing

better amusement during their tour, Augustus had contracted a sidess. All was activity with him and about him.

his elevation to the peerage, he has abounded in lordly conrtesy. habit of reading all her sister's letters; and Susau was checked " Mr. Hamilton's two children alluded to, are a son and Let us make the most of it! It disturbs all the habits of his in commenting upon her new house or dwelling upon reminisdaughter, Augusting and Julia; the latter of whom marries a house that we should be absent, now the season has began. He

cences of her old, lest Marcia's reply should contain observations younger son of Lord Tottenham, an empty headed, egotistical will not launch his new carriage till you are there to use it, nor

ofiensive to the jealousy or provocative of the ridicule of her young placeman. An attachment arises between Augustus lla- commence his official parties-nor do any thing he likes. I find

husband. Hamilton was apt to laugh at what he considered the inilton and Susan Berkeley, Jeeper and sincerer on the part of he has taken you an opera box, which is more than he did for fligbtiness and romance of Miss Berkeley's character, and to ex: the girl: for Augustus is absent for a long time, to her great dis- Julia; and asked the Dutchess of Ptarmixhan to present you.'

press his amazement at the épanchemens de caur exchanged may and grief. At length however he retorns, and succeeds in "** Brit must I be presented, and go to ite opera immediately?

between two sisters loving each other with a degree of affection, reassuring her with lame excuses, and equivocal assurances of Can we not be quiet for a short time, till I get accustomed to

such as his lukewarm feelings towards Mis. Tottenham, and regard. In fact he is a beartless libertine, who is struck by her London?"

those of Julia in return, afforded him no precedent to comprebeauty, while the purity of her conduct, so much greater than "As quiet as you please. But, of course, there is but one

benii. lle regarded every thing as exaggerated and ridiculous what he is accustomed to encounter, is partly a source of admi. way of living for people who live in the world. What shall we which exceeder the barriers of ice, erected by the exclusives as ration to him, partly of trooble, and ultimately of contempt. The do with onrselves, if we neither go into society nor receive it at

a safe guard to their arctic circle. He hasleos down to his seat father disapproves of the match,

home? And how will yon amuse yourself when I am engaged at Laxington to expostulate, riva voce, with his son.

at my club, or some official dinner ? “ The explanation was a strong one.--Thirty years of public "I shall amose myself by waiting till your return.' said “ There were many things in her new mode of life, which an ljfe had, however, imposed such a restraint on Mr. Hamilton's

Sasan, smiling, “it will be quite occupation enough; and I hope uncorrupted nature pointed out as inconsistent and objectionable. Daturally impetuong temper, that he did not follow the custom

to see a great deal of Julia. Do you forget what a kiud letter So little was Mrs. Kamilion habituated to the details of public of English fathers, on the English stage, by rating his son and your sister wrote me on our marriage ?

service, that she could not help attaching a degree of meanness heir, as his fuotinan might have rated the butler after a drunken «* Julia will contrive to make you forget it if you attempt

to the prodigality with which public money and public agents monday. But the bitter catting sarcasms of a worldly tongue to wean her from society'.

were rendered subservient to the rise and convenience of those re more difficnlt to bear, than an outburst of vulgar indigna. "You are thinking of her as Miss Hamilton. But so at. who are themselves the servants of the public, in a higher capation. Auglisius listened in forious silence, while his father coolly tached as she is to Mr. Tottenham

city. Her father indeed, had eaten the brcad of the country, recapitulater all his follies and enormities.-his debts,--his gal. ? You are thinking of her as Miss Uamilton," cried Augustus, and her mother was still its pensioner. But the fate of the Jantries,-his gambling-his selfishness,-- his uselessnes], -- his laughing. Julia is at heart a rake, and on that very account she gallant Sir Cleinent sanctified ihe grant. ingratitude !It was a fearful moment. The father insulting his and Toitenham suit each other precisely!'

“ It was not so with the Hainiltons and Tottenhams, and worthless son ;--the son secretly despising the scornful father. “But you will be a great deal with me? inquired Susan, twenty families of their party. Some were paid for doing One reply, however, was uttered audibly enough.-The more looking anxionely at her hushand.

nothing; many, for doing very little; yet, certain of her new Mr. Hamilton reviled him, the more obstinately was Augustus "I shall be constantly with yon : unless when I have en- friends who were in the habit of proceeding from a late determined to persist in his engagement to Snsan Berkeley. engagements in town, one has always some engagement or breakfast to their varions offices, and quilting i hem at three “I have pledged my word,' was his sullen and reiterated other.'

o'clock, to take a tum in St. James's-street, or to lounge in the answer.

"But shall we not reside sometimes in the country ?

purlien's of the house, on the chance of a division, were "You have pledged it on other occasions, when it proved no "Of course, we shall pass our autumns at Weald. You will everlastingly complaining of the severity of the duties, and very effectual bond, observed his father with equal sang- then be near your mother and sister; and my father bas his grumbling for the arrival of the recess. The most over-tasked froid, house full of company, so that we shall never be bored.'

weaver of Spital-felds, could not sigh more repiningly over his ". Congratulate me then on the amendment of my morals!' "'That will be delightful!' said Susan, in a dejected tone." loomi, for change of air, and relaxation of labour I William said Augustis, sneeringly. For once, I am about to perform They go to town, and the bride is ushered into her newly and Tottenbam and Angustus, commissioners of a lottery wbich bad an honourable action.'

splendidly furnished apartments in her father-in-law's honge. ceased to exist, and clerks to an office which had never existed, "At the suggestion of Sir Edward Berkeley's expected return Hier indifference to the show surprises Lord Laxington. He were liberally remunerated as deputies in a sinecore place, the to England, rejoined Mr. Ilamilton, hoping to irritate the young “ did not perceive that while apparently gazing upon the Dres- local habitation of which was a mystery even to their principal, man out of his self possession.

den franie of her glass, she was engrossed by the reflection it yet they threw away the proceeds with as much pride and 'At the enggestion of my own inclination,' replied Augus. served to convey to her eyes of her husband's remote figure; ostentation, as if they bad been honestly earned; and very often thus, with a kindling eye, bnt in a phlegmatic tone: 'which, as Augustus having loitered behind in the ante room, to hurry did Susan shudder, on hearing them in the wantonness of their yon must be tolerably aware, I am accustomed to treat with through the contents of a handful of letters, which awaited bis prosperity, curse the people, the damned people, the besotted the greatest respect. Let us understand each other! my dear arrival in town. What could constitute their pressing urgency? blackguard people,'--by the sweat of whose brows, their own father I--I wili marry Miss Berkeley, say or do what you -They could not be letters of business ; for the whole of his leisure was secured. leage.--I may have behaved like a vilain elsewhere ; here, debts bad been discharged by his father on his marriage. Ia- “ Another circumstance which appeared unacconntable, wa


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the puerile nature of the conversation current among these emi. certain tenure of his father's fortunes, not to have resolved to blow to Angustus (lamilton. While he is absent, during one of Reut personages by' whom she was surrounded. She had been effect, at almost any sacritice, a more solid provision for him- the riots that took place abont that period, his wife, ilious to startled, even at Weald-park, by the extreme levity of men, self. He would not, of course, do anything contrary to the code discover his engagements, that she may form some conjecture whose names were of bistorical importance, and whose opinions of polite honour--nothing' ingentlemanly'--nothing calculated regarding his safely, looks over certain of bis leliers; among of historical weight. But at Weald, the Marquis of Shetland to get him black-balled at a club, or stigmatized in the coteries. them is one from Caroline Cadugan! Out of power, and and his parasite, the pompous Earl of Tottenham, and Lord But to perform the ko-ton of courtiership, in common with the unable to satisfy the demands of his dependents, à vindictive Tottenham's parasite, the Right Honourable George,-and the highest and mightiest, was no offence citlier against himself or servant soon after publishes the connection to the world. Right Hononrable George's parasite, Mr. Secretary Vardeu, society to run the race of lying or equivocation with a Doke, gostus is mortally wounded in a duel with the formalisi Cadogan were supposed to be playing holiday; and bad their privilege could be no disgrace. To swear that the Virginia Water (like while his unsuspecting wife is kept in ignorance of his danger of private life to plead in extenuation of their bad puns, their the Terouis of the ancients) was composed of one part water and till after his death, to preserve her from the horrors of his dirty stories, their scandalous anecdotes, their wishy-washy three parts fishes, was no reproach-except to the individnal who death-bed violences. After the death of her husband, she chil-chat. A somewhat comprehensive adoption of the Flora- believed! To protest that Corregio's Notte,' or Raphael's devotes herself to the care of her father in-law, the fallen, tian precept was pardonable.

"Madonna della redia' were vapid in comparison with Rem- disappointed, penitent Lord Laxington; and when avain his “In London, on the contrary, within a stone's throw of the brandt's 'Lady with the fan,' or Gerard Douw's 'Woman peel- death leaves her without a protector, she gives her han i 1o the Treasary, -within oration-pitch of Palace-yard ,-within sight ing turnips, might be an error in judgment;—to prefer Law- Marquis Clapcastare, Lord Laxington's ward, an accomplished, of Westminster-ball, of West minster-Abbey, it struck her that rence the finical to Vandyke the courtly, or Oginski's Polonaise and intelligent young nobleman, who, like Apollo, ihoighi pose they ought to maintain the odour of officiality : that their coun. to Beethoven's symphonies, could only be a fault of taste. sessed of every attraction, had not hitherto proved very attractive sel should be close as a despatch box,-correct as the draught Hamilton loses his master, and Susan her weakly babe about to the ladies, having been successively refused by Julia Hismilion of a chancery bill,--strong as a ministerial majority. They the same time. William the Fourth aceedes to the throne, and and Marcia Berkeley. He is too good for the former, not appeared at Lord Laxington's table, with all the blushing bis hearty manners conciliate the discontented. “It was a exalted enough for ihe latter; but just suited to the gentle hononrs of the Privy Counsel thick apon them,-with the breath long time since a king had met them face to face. The rising Susan, whom we are glad to leave at last in congenial cum. of majesty in their nostrils,—with the cracking of the door of generation were glad to ascertain that the crown was not worn pany. the cabinet lingering in their ears; or with the cheers of their by a hippogriff; and his majesty, bred in a profession too criti. packed jury,-ihe bouse, still louder and still more portentous. cal in its vicissitudes to deal in the etiquettes of life-and at

TABLE-TALK Yet the graver the crisis, the more trifling their discourse. present onlearned in the precept delivered to Louis XV. by bis

Her wearisome mode of life is something relieved by the chancellor, that "Kings themselves are but ceremonies,"--was Parish dinners in 1460 and 1794.-In the registry return of her lively brother, Sir Edward Berkeley, from his tra- well satisfied to set their minds at rest. A female court, too, vels, who frightens her into a fainting fit by the suddenness of his was, for the first time, for many years, established; and the

of proceedings of the parish of St. Ewens, in Bristol, greeting, and wonders at the fine.ladyism of his reception; and world begun to talk of King George and Queen Charlotte ; and the cost for a breakfast, &c. on Corpus Christi day, has a dread of being treated like a quarto with plates.' to fancy, they had retrograded to those “ good old times,” A. D. 1460 is thus entered on the church or parish

The return of Sir Edward brings his mother and elder sister which ended in the riots of Eighty and the American war. book of record, extracted word for word.
to town, and while there, Lady Berkeley contives just to frighten At this time, Mrs. Cadogan presents her husband with an heir,
ber daughter into a slight fit of jealousy, by vague inuendoes that is, however, no son of his.

While she is still in confine-

Item. For a calves head and hinge Her husband perceives the state of the case, and busies himself to ment, and ere Susan has yet quite recovered from the shock of

Item. For two rounds of beef

Sixpence. counteract the mother's half sighted discernment. The Berkeleys losing her own poor boy, Mrs. Hamilton pays her a visit.

Item. For bread and ale

Eightpence. were to leave town in a week ;-and during that week be was A yet severer retribution was in store for her.-She knew constantly by Susan's side. of Mrs. Hamilton's loss, and was almost glad that it would se

Item. For master parson for his dinner Fourpence. " See, my dear mother, how needless were your alarms, she cure her own sick room from her presence; when, one morn

Item. For his clerk

Twopence. whispered, on taking leave of Lady B-, while Augustus was ing early, in her convalescence, as she lay on her sofa, near an Item. For bearing the cross ... Twopence. taking a few parting commissions from Sir Edward ;--- Augustus open window, enjoying the delicious balminess of the summer

Sum Total Two shillings and a Penny. has not been half an hour away from me for the last six days.' atmosphere, the door of her dressing room was gently opened, " Ahl my dear child! you know but little of the world! and Susan, quiet and unannounced stole in.

In the year 1794, by the same parish books, appears

Caroline would ejaculated Lady Berkeley, mournfully shaking her head as she have given worlds to evade the visit. But there she was, chained an entry to the following effect : embraced her. And long after her mother's departure that to her couch, without even a bell at her disposal; and when “A supper for the parish officers to settle their acportentous gesture disturbed the peace of mind of Mrs. Ha- Mrs. Hamilton put aside her mourning veil, and bent over her

counts, and to regulate the assessment of their poor milton.

with a kind, womauly kiss, a sudden flush of fever seemed to “A political conference, of a secret nature, between the dele- pervade the frame of the delinquent.-A tear was on her face,

rate, the sum of 501. 178. 2d.gates of the Great Powers, was about to take place at Baden, that had fallen from Susan's; and it scorched her like a drop of A Delicate Distress. The late King George (the and Lord Laxington was to represent the interests of England: liquid fire.

Second) was fond of peaches stewed in brandy in a consequently, the most courtly of court physicians recommended " While taking a solitary morning drive in the neighbourhood the waters of Baden for Susan's impaired health, and Lord of Everleigh, Mrs. Hamilton had suddenly found courage to

particular manner, which he had tasted at my father's ; Laxington kindly consented to accompany his amiable daughter- attempt the visit ; Marcia, who had constantly assured her that and ever after, till his death my mamma furnished in-law ;-—and thus, unconsciously, the gentle Susan was made a she had not strength for such an effort, being detained at home, him with a sufficient quantity to last the year round (he scape.goat to the intrigues of a cabal of politicians. Meanwhile writing letters to her husband. the Tories in office were in full flower. There could not be a "I have been very unhappy since we parted,' said she, in

eating two every night). This little present he took stonger tribute to the stability of the party than Augustus Hamil. the simplicity of grief, “very unhappy; but, for the sake of kindly. But one season proved fatal to fruit trees, and ton's acceptance of a subordinate appointment. Augnstus-the Augustus, must learn to overcome my affliction.'

she could present his Majesiy but with half the usual bandome, successful, self-reliant Augustus, who had said of his "* You have so many remaining sources of happiness,' ob

quantity, desiring him to use economy, for they would marriage as Mazarin of a place he once bestowed, that ‘it had served Mrs. Cadogan, in a low voice; but she could not floish rendered hundreds discontented, and one ungrateful. Augustas, her sentence.

barely serve him the year at one each night. Being who fancied that his appearance in the bow-window at White's, «• We have all sources of happiness, if we knew how to reu.

thus forced by vecessity to retrench, he said he would was the spell of fascination that attracted every female eye der them available,' said Susan, sighing. But some are fated then eat two every other night; and valued himself towards that cabinet of curiosities-Augustus, who forebore to to deeper afflictions than others; some to brighter fortunes.-enter the pit of the opera during one of Pasta's favourite airs, Yourself, dear Caroline ! --- How your career has prospered !--

upon having mortified himself less, than if he had lest he should distract the attention of the audience-Augustus, With every thing against yon in the onset of life, how completely

yielded to their regulation of one each night; which who felt conscions that he owed as much to himself as some have all yonr desires been realized !-With health-witb fortnae suppose may be called a compromise between economy men are fools enough to imagine they owe their country-Au- -with an adoring husband —- beautiful children-- affectionate and epicurism; but I leave it to your decision. Lady gustus had, at length, consented to do some service to the state, friends ; – how happy you are! Do not think ipe despicable, if which had acted as cashier to his family throughout two gene- I own I think yon an object of envy!'

Luxborough's Letters to Shenstone. “What would not Caroline have given for the entrance of

The Birmingham Coach in 1749.-A Birmingham ." It was impossible, however, for any man to entertain a her husband, or of a servant, to silence the ill-timed enthusiasm coach is newly established to our great emolument. higher sense of bis own condescension! Instead of com- of her friend?

Would it not be a good scheme, (this dirty weather, passionating Susau's disappointment in quitting England (when “'You must show me your little boy,' resumed Mrs. Hamil. she had expected to pass a quiet autumn at their home in the ton, after a long and painful pause.

when riding is no more a pleasure) for you to come coont), he did nothing but point out the sacrifice he was "'No-no!' cried Caroline, with uncontroulable emotion. some Monday in the said stage coach from Birmingham, making in losing the shooting season at Weald. Instead of "The sight of a child wonld be too painful to you.'

to breakfast at Barrells, for they always breakfast at lamenting her fatigue in so long a journey, at such a time, he "You know not,' said Snsan, with a quivering lip, how did nothing but enlarge on the vexation of travelling in Lord well I can subdue iny feelings. I must see children--I mast

Henley; and on the Saturday following it would conLaxington's company, and being obliged to give up his time at accustom myself to see them without emotion;---with whose can

vey you back to Birmingham, unless you would stay Paris to conrtiership and St. Cloud, intstead of the saloon and I better commence my hard lesson, than with yours ?--Yon, who longer, which would be better still, and equally safe? the opera. He quarrelled with the roads, the inns, the weather; are so kind a friend, will show so much indulgence to my wcak

for the stage goes every week the same road. It and by the time they arrived at Baden, the force of ill-humour could no further go.'

“I cannot-T-I

breakfasts at Henley, and lies at Chipping Horton ; "That his wife, to whom the place was new, should find any- « Nay, dear Caroline !-Believe me to be the best judge of goes early next day to Oxford, stays there all day and thing to admire in its picturesque site and romantic scenery, my own feelings ! Do you know, I fancy it would even soothe night, and gets on the third day to London ; which was an onpardonable offence--there was not a sonl worth me to hold a child again in my arms !' speaking to left at the baths.

Not yet!—you must excuse me faltered arobe

Galo fan: sidering how long they are at Oxford ; and it is much

from Birmingham at this season is pretty well, con"At breakfast, a day or two after their arrival, in the midst her heart emotion than she bad of complaints of the cold and desertion of the place, Augustus cied it would ever beat again. But her will was not to be con. more agreeable as to the country than the Warwick way exclaims, ' By the way, who were those showy-looking English sulied. The head-nurse, proud of the heir of Everleigh, or

was. Ludy Luborough's Letters to Shenstone. people who bowed to you yesterday as we were returning from desirous to exhibit to a visitor the magnificent lace of its cock. our ride? ade, thought proper to parade her charge, uncalled for, into the

A Fox at Deptford. A Deptford Correspondent of the " The Bartonshaws, relations of the Mangleses, who spent a room; without dreaming that the deep mourning of the lady. Magazine of Natural History, after describing a garden week every year at Laxington—I know very little of them.' guest had any reference to a loss rendering its presence disagree belonging to him which had run wild, and was surrounded

"Pray do not aspire to improve the acquaintance. I never able.
daw more flagrant people! If there is a thing I abhor, it is a “ See, ma'am !' cried the old lady, approaching Mrs. Hamil.

three parts by water, proceeds to give the following family of over-dressed, under-bred English, on the Continent; ton, without regard to the prohibitions of her mistress. account of a fox which had established in it "an at home, not knowing what they would be at, and staring their eyes out what a beautiful pair of hazel eyes !--Just the very moral of his within four miles of London." “ The fox” says be, in wooder at every thing everybody else is at! blazing in front papa-pretty dear!-Lord bless you, ma'am, I nursed Mr. Ca

made himself very bappy for more than six weeks. The of all the theatres--attracting attention in all the public walks dogan himself, ma'am, when he was'nt no bigger than this Land acting “ Milor Anglais," to the amusement of foreigners, pretty darling; and he was as like this baby, he was, as two

neighbours lost their fowls, ducks, pigeons, and rabbits. and the disguse of their own countrymen!. drops of water.'

Many a long face have I seen pulled about their losses; ** The Burtonshaws appear to be very harmless people. I "But another resemblance was sickening in the very heart of many a complaint of the “howdaciousness” of the rats, believe they made their fortune in India.

Susan !-her own lost child seemed to rise before her eyes. "• Never mind where they made it; but, for God's sake, do "' Ab! Caroline " said she, seizing the cold hand of Mrs.

the cats, the thieves, and the new police; in all which not bring them down in judgment npon my father! he hates all Cadogan, and motioning to the nurse to take away the little I took very great and sympathising interest. In the that sort of thing even more than I clo.'

boy. You were right! Forgive me!-- I shall love your boy mean time I used to sit in my summer house of an eve".. Des dames Anglaises qui se presentent pour Madame!' very much some day or other, I have long intended to ask you ning, and watch master Reynard come out of his retreat; said Lord Laxington's valet, throwing open the door, in the to let it be my god-child.' belief that visitors who made their appearance at breakfast time, My dear Mrs. Hamilton, yon do us too much honour l'ex

and a great amusement it was to me.

He would wome most be on very familiar terms with the family.

claimed Cadogan, who had entered unperceived, the door slowly trotting along, to a round gravelled place where ** Et qui donc !" cried Augustus, with a presentiment of the opened hy the departing nurse. Nothing will give greater impending calamity.

four paths met; then he would raise himself on the pleasure to Mrs. Cadogan and myself. You must persuade my Une dume et des demoiselles de Birtancha. friend Hamilton to take his share in your duties. Give iny

sitting part, look about, and listen, to ascertain that all And in walked the “ Hagrant” people whom the fastidious kiud regards to him, and

was safe; and being satisfied of this, he would commence Hamilton had just denounced as inadmissible. «« No!' said Mrs. Cadogan, faintly. 'I wish-I rather intend

washing his face, with the soft part of the leg, just above From the Burtonshaws Snsan learns that her sister is abont - She stopped shori.

the pad. After this operation was well performed, he to be married to Bernard Forbes, formerly a snitor of her own, "• In a word, my dear, have you formed any engagements and now becoming prominent in his profession, the law. Marcia on the subject, and with whom.

used to lie flat down on his belly, and walk deliberately had long been attached to bis worth, and the acquisition of one Not exactly-but

along with his fore legs, dragging the rest of his person sister amply consoles him for the loss of the other. From Ba. “My dear Caroline, pray allow me to arrange these matters den the Hamilions remove to Vienna, where they meet with the without your interference! cried Cadogan, settling his chin in

along the ground, as though it were quite dead, or at Cadogans. Cadogan is a catholic, a very gentlemanly' man, his cravat. * These are points I decide for myself. Supposing

least deprived of motion ; then be would run round and i. e. a cold, inexorable, servile formalist. Mrs. Cadogan was a we call the lilile fellow Augustus, my dear Mrs. Hamilton,' he round after his brush, which I could see he sometimes school friend of Susan's, and is now an artful, intriguing woman; persisted, too full of his heir to notice the agitation of his wife;

bit pretty severely, and on such occasions, he would raling her husband, while he believes her his slave, by playing and knowing that, as the Hamiltons' child had been christened upon his foible of perverse wilfulness; and deceiving Susan "Clement,' ihe name would produce no painful associations.

turn serious all at once, and whisk his brush about in a while she appears her sincerest friend. Mrs. Hamilton is over. ""As you please!' replied Susan, overcome by the trium. very angry manner. Poor fellow! a neighbour hapjoyed at the idea of seeing a compatriot, an old friend, a woman! phant joyousness of his voice and manner, We will settle it pened to see him cross the ditch by moon-light into my Her joy is soon damped by mysterious hints in a letter of Marcia's, another time.' regretting her intimacy with Mrs. Cadogan. Angustus obtains a "Good! I will write a line to my friend Hamilton. It will

garden with an old hen in bis mouth. The out-cry was sight of the letter, and his fury throws poor Susan into an alarm, be better, perhaps, that the compliment of the request should

raised, a search was demanded.

Next day there came that canses the prematnre birth of a sickly child. During her come from me. Are you going, Mrs. Hamilton ?- Allow me to guns, dogs, pitchforks, and— neighbours; the upshot illness she gratefully accepts the services of Mrs. Cadogan, for take you to your carriage.'

of all which was that poor Reynard's brush is dangling she does not yet understand all that is meant, not even by her

“Good bye, Caroline,' said Susan, in a tremulous voice, as ber busband's phrensy. As soon as the invalid is snfficiently re. she quitted the room. I shall see you again very shortly.'

in my little wainscotted room, between an Annibal covered they return to England, and are taken into the royal «I trust not-I devontly trust not ! ejaculated the con.

Caracci, and a Batista.-E. N. D. Mag. Nat. Hist.---A household. llamilton sets himself tooth and nail to carry favour

science-struck Mrs. Cadogan, when they were gone, and she family of foxes has been known to establish itself in with his royal muster.

found herself alone. Such struggles, often repeated, would " Bold as were Augustus Hamilton's professsions of inde

Kensington Gardens, and to bave astonished the neighdestroy me.' peudence in private society, he was too well aware of the un- Ar length the Tories go out of office. This is a destructive

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Do. 26 David Praising the Lord Sadeler, 46 The Holy Family Raphael. paper, leaving the public to decide which of the two is the "real

10 Moses showing the Israelites the 27 The Vision of Ezekiel Raphael. 47 The Adoration of the ShepSimon Pure."--The following appeared on the 19th of April :Tables of the Law Raphael. 28 Daniel Interpreting the Writing on



ll Jacob demanding Rachael from

the Wall

West. 48 Christ Blessing Little Children West.
London, April 17th, 1834.

Poussin. 29 Daniel in the Lion's Den

Nubens. 49 The Lord's Supper Lenardo da Vinci, SIR: 12 Rachael weeping for her Children 30 Job and his family

Blake 50 The Raising of Lazarus S. Del Piomb.

Lebrun. In your paper of last Sunday, in reviewing a work of my bro.

Rubens. 31 Job Tormented

51 The Transfiguration Raphael. ther's, you go on to notice his imitators, and state that I am

13 Joseph sold to the Ishmaelites

32 The Brazen Serpent

Do. 52 Elymas the Sorcerer Struck trading upon his fame. Now this censure ought to fall upon

Raphael. 33 The Plague among the Philis.

with Blindness

Do. the publishers by whom I have been employed, and not upon 14 Jacob meeting Rachael Do.

Poussin. 53 Death of Ananias

Do. me ; for, so far from wishing to trade upon my brother's fame,

15 Moses trampling on the Crown of 34 Sampson betrayed by Delliah Rubens. 54 Paul Preaching at Athens Do. it has ever been my earnest request to the publishers that my


Poussin, 35 Jephthah's Rash Vow Do. 55 Martyrdom of St. Stephen. West, Christian name, " ROBERT," should be advertised with the works 16 The Queen of Sheba's Visit to

36 Nebuchadnezzar giving charge

56 Death on the Pale Horse Do, I illustrate, and which they promised to do; but I regret to ob.


Raphael concerning Jeremiah s. Bourdon. serve they have very frequently failed in the performance of

ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE PRAYER BOOK. that promise. As respects the work styled Cruikshank at Home, I feel called I Gothic Title Page

5 Peter's Deliverance Stoddart. 9 The Annunciation

Stoddard. upon to state, that I was entirely ignorant of the title till the

2 The Ascension

N. Bassano. 6 John Baptizing Christ C. Marratius. 10 The Visitation of the Sick Do. book was put into my hands, after its publication ; and that, 3 Christ taken from the Cross Reubens. 7 Baptism

Stoddart. 11 Matrimony

Do. from the very unusually small price offered to me by the pub. 4 The Incredulity of Thomas Raphael.

8 The Communion.

Do. 12 Burial of the Dead. : lisher for drawings, merely in outline (as he terined it,) I

London :-Allan Bell & Co., Warwick Square, Paternoster Row, and Simpkin & Marshall, Stationer's Court. naturally presumed they were intended for some slight cheap publication, that would have borne some fair proportion to the

Edinburgh :-Fraser and Co. small remuneration I received for my services.

Allow me, Mr. Editor, to assure you and the public generaliy, that in my engagement with the publisher of Cruikshank at Home, I made one condition, which was understood by both parties to be paramount to all others; which was, that in every place where my name was printed it shoud be “ ROBERT


This day is published, Part II., Price 6d., to be continued CRUIKSHANK." and any thing short of that I neither could nor Just published, in two thick Volumes, small 8vo., with a correct

every Fortnight, of would be satisfied with ; and which dissatisfaction I lost no time

Map of the Colony.

LIBRARY OF POPULAR INSTRUCTION; in plainly communicating to the publisher.


comprising Elementary Treatises on Scientific Subjects, I am, Sir, your obedient humble servant,

divested of Technicalities, and adapted to all degrees of intelliROBERT CRUIKSHANK. By John DANMORE LANG, D.D.

gence, on the same plan, and partly translated from the “BibIn answer to which, Mr. Kidd immediately returned the fol. Principal of the Australian College, and senior Minister of the liotheque Populaire," published by lowing letter, addressed to the Editor of the “Spectator:"

Scotch Church, New South Wales.

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M. Geoffroy St. Hilaire TO THE EDITOR OF THE “SPECTATOR." “We have seen the land, and behold it is very good."

J. P. de Beranger

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Las Casas Having given insertion to a letter from Mr. ROBERT CRUIK.


Count Alex. de la Borde Orfila SHANK, on the subject of a little work which I am now publishing,

F. Cuvier

Parisot (illustrated by him) you will, doubtless, permit me, through the THE ROMANCE OF ANCIENT HISTORY.

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PART II.-OUTLINES OF GEOLOGY. to me, that as he was about to publish a copper-plate engraving

IV. of the ship called the “Great Harry,to be dedicated by per

NOTICE. mission to her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, he was


In offering this Library to the British public, the Proprietors particularly anxious, in the meantime, to add to his fame by the

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beg to remark that they have been induced to enter upon its publication of his " AT HOME," and requested, as a great


publication partly in consequence of the extraordinary success favour, that as the drawings were made in his very best manner,

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called the key-stone of the arch of civilization ; up to a late peof one hundred, and the book brought out in the most handsome form possible, and in three volumes instead of one-of course,


riod it has been but too much defaced by technicality, and the

difficulties which attended its acquisition. It was the desire of at my own expense, which he seems to forget. As for the


relieving science from their encumbrances that Dr. Arnott, Mr. stipulation, "that the Christian name Robert should be affixed to the work,”--this is positively untrue, though on reference to


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is surely worth twice, thrice, and four times looking at which made that great meeting the other day as quiet as A HUMAN BEING, AND A CROWD.

and considering, *- worth thinking what we can do for it was. We have received many letters from friends We had intended to make merry this week, in our him, and he for us, and all for each other. Our general and correspondents on the setting up of our Journal, for leading article, with some light subject, but a late event impressions of things (as the reader knows) are cheer- which we have reason to be grateful; but not one which, in the metropolis (of which we are not going to speak ful and ready to receive abundance of pleasure. Our has pleased us so much (nor, we are sure, politically) and the perusal of the affecting Romance of greatest sorrow, when we look abroad, is to think that leave from themselves, to be so pleased) than a commuReal Life wbich is given in our present number, have mankind do not extract a millionth part of the pleasure nication from our old • Tatler' friend, S. W. H., in which set us upon graver thoughts, to wbich it may not be un- they might, from the exceeding riches of Nature ; and it he tells us, that he saw a copy of it in the hands of “ salutary to give way.

is speedily swallowed up by a conviction, that Nature of the sturdiest" of the trades'unions, who was " reading The reader will allow us to relate him an apologue.- being so rich, and inciting them to find it out, find it out it as he marched along;" and who (adds our correA scer of visions, walking out one evening, just before they will. But meanwbile, we look upon the careful spondent) “could hardly be thinking of burning down twilight, saw a being standing in a corner by the way. faces we meet-upon the human phenomenon and his half London, even if the Government did continue bent side, such as he never remembered to have seen before. perplexities, -and as long as our sorrow lasts, an in- upon not receiving his petition." It said nothing, and threatened him no harm : it seemed describable emotion seizes us, of pity and respect. May we ever be found in such hands on such occaoccupied with its own thoughts, looking in an earnest We feel a tenderness for every man when we con- sions. It will do harm to nobody in the long run; will manner across the fields, where some children were sider tbat he has been an infant, and a respect for him prevent no final good; and assuredly encourage no inplaying ; and its aspect was inexpressibly affecting. when we see that be bas had cares. And, if such be justice, final or intermediate. To sympathize with Its eyes were very wonderful, a mixture of something the natural feelings of reflection towards individual all” is the climax of our inotto. None, therefore, that was at once substance and no substance, body and faces, how much more so towards a multitude of them, can be omitted in our sympathy; and assuredly not spirit; and it seemed as if there would have been tears -towards an assemblage-a serious and anxious crowd? those who compose the greatest part of all. If we did in them, but for a certain dry-looking heat, in which We believe, that without any reference to politics not feel for them as we do, we should not feel for their nevertheless was a still stranger mixture of indifference whatsoever, no man of reflection or sensibility looked likenesses in more prosperous shapes. and patience, of hope and despair. Its hands, which it upon the great moving mass and succession of human We had thought of saying something upon crowds now and then lifted to its head, appeared to be two of beings which assembled the other day in London, with. under other circumstances, such as crowds at theatres the most wonderful instruments that were ever beheld. out being consciously or unconsciously moved with emo- and in churches, crowds at executions, crowds on holiIts cheeks varied their size in a remarkable manner, tions of this kind. How could they help it? A crowd days, &c. ; but the interest of the immediate ground of being now sunken, pow swollen, or apparently healthy, is but the reduplication of ourselves,—of our own faces, our reflections bas absorbed us. We will close this arbut always of a marvellous formation, and capable, it fears, hopes, wants, and relations,ếour own connexions ticle however, with one of tl.e most appalling descripwould seem, of great beauty, had the phenomenon been of wives and children, -our own strengths, weaknesses, tions of a crowd under circumstances of exasperation, Dappy. The lips, in particular, expressed this capa- formidable power, pitiable tears. We may differ with that our memory refers us to. On sending for the book bility; and now and then the creature smiled at some it, we may be angry with it, fear it, think we scorn it; that contains it to the circulating library, (for though thought that came over it; and then it looked sorrow- but we must score ourselves first, or have no feeling too like the truth, it is a work of fiction) we find that it ful, and then angry, and then patient again, and finally, and imagination. All the hearts beating in those bo- is not quite so well-written, or simple in its intensity, it leaned against the tree near which it stood, with a soms are palpitations of our own. We feel them some- as our recollection bad fancied it. Nothing had regesture of great weariness, and heaved a sigh which

how or other, and glow, or turn pale. We cannot mained in our memory but the roar of a multitude, the went to the very heart of the beholder. The latter stood

behold ourselves in that shape of power or mighty violence of a moment, and a shapeless remnant of a apart, screened from its sight, and looked towards it want, and not feel that we are men.

body. But the passage is still very striking. Next to with a deep feeling of pity, reverence, and awe. At

We have only to fancy ourselves born in any parti- the gratification of finding ourselves read by the many, length, the creature moved from its place, looked first lar class, and to have lived, lored, and suffered in it, in is the discovery that our paper finds its way into certain at the fields, then at the setting sun, and after putting order to feel for the mistakes and circumstances of those acconiplished and truly gentlemanly hands, very fit to its bands together in an attitude of prayer, and again who belong to it, even when they appear to sympathize grapple, in the best and most kindly manner, with looking at the fields and the children, drew down, as if least with ourselves : for that also is a part of what is those many; and to these an extract at this time of day, from an unseen resting place, a huge burthen of some to be pitied in them. The less they feel for us, the less from Monk Lewis's novel, will have a private as well as kind or other, which it received on its head and is tlie taste of their own pleasures, and the less their public interest. shoulders; and with a tranquil and noble gesture, more security against a fall. Who that has any fancy of this The author is speaking of an abbess, who has been affecting than any symptom it had yet exhibited, went kind, can help feeling for all those aristocrats, especially guilty of the destruction of a nun under circumstances of gliding onwards toward the sunset, at once bent with the

young and innocent among them, that were brought great cruelty. An infuriated multitude destroy her, weakness, and magnificent for very power. The seer

to the scaffold during the French revolution? Who, under circumstances of great cruelty on their own parts; then, before it got out of sight, saw it turn round, yearn- for all those democrats, not excepting the fiercest, that and a lesson, we conceive, is here read, both to those ing towards the children ; but what was his surprise, were brought there also-some of whom surprised the who exasperate crowds of people, and to the crowds when on turning its eyes upon himself, he recognized, bye-standers with the tenderness of their domestic re- that, almost before they are aware of it, reduce a fellowfor the first time, an exact counterpart of his own face; collections, and the faltering ejaculations they made creature to a mass of unsightliness. For, though vena in fact, himself looking at himself!

towards the wives and children they left behind them? geance was here intended, and perhaps death (which Yes, dear reader, the seer was the phenomenon, and Who does not feel for the mistaken popish conspirators, is what we had not exactly supposed, from our recolthe phenomenon is a human being, any care-worn man, the appalling story of whose execution is told in our lection of the passage) yet it is not certain that the you yourself, perhaps, if you are such, or your London this day's Romance of Real Life, with that godlike writer wished us to understand as much, however vioJournalist ;~with this difference, however, as far as woman in it, who is never to be passed over when it is lent the mob may have become by dint of finding they regards you and us ; that inasmuch as we are readers mentioned?

Who does not feel for the massacres of bad gone so far; and what we wish to intimate is, that and writers of things hopeful, we are more hopeful St. Bartholomew, of Ireland, of Sicily, of any place; a buman being may be seized by his angry

fellow-creapeople, and possess the two-fold faith which the phe- and the more because they are perpetrated by men upon tures, and by dint of being pulled hither and thither, nomenon seems to have thought a divided one, and not their fellow-creatures, the victims and victim-makers and struck at, even with no direct mortal intentions on to be united; that is to say, we think hopefully of hea- of pitiable mistake? The world are finding out that their parts, be reduced, in the course of a few frightful ven and hopefully of earth ; we behold the sunset shining mistake; and not again in a hurry, we trust, will moments, to a state which, in the present reflecting towards the fields and the little children, in all the any thing like it be repeated among civilized people. state of the community, would equally fill with remorse beauty of its double encouragement.

All are learning to make allon ance for one another : the parties that regarded it, on either side,—the one from A human being, whatever his mistakes, whatever bis but we must not forget, among our lessons, that the not taking care to avoid offence, and the other from not cares, is, in the truest and most literal sense of the word, greatest allowances are to be made for those who suffer considering how far their resentment of it might lead;-a a respectable being (pray believe it);—nay, an awful, the most. Also, the greatest number of reflections mistake, from which, thank heaven, the good sense and were he not also a loving being ;-a mystery of wonder- should be made for them.

precautions of both parties saved them, on the occaful frame, hope, and capacity, walking between hearen Blessings on the progress of reflection and knowledge, sion we allude to. and earth. To look into his eyes is to see a soul. He * Respectable,respectabilis (Latin) worth again looking at.

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