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He thought, however, he should find them a

The Beauties of Charles's Court.

epoch of his rape of the crown, Colonel Thomas little higher up the river." i. 178—9.

“ In the morning we loitered as aforesaid, or had

Blood, Lord of Sarney and the Glinns, and God a water-party, or magnanimously shot hares and knows how many other gravel-pits of unspeakHow he gained lasting Fame.

sparrows; and Miss Stewart had a silver gun, able profit in the county of Wicklow, was the “ But there were two discoveries, of which

which popped as harmlessly as need be. Also, most content, influential, confidential, polite, nothing shall induce me to give up the glory. we shot at butts ; and we bowled much. Then self-possessed, well-behaved, modest, impudent, The first is, the invention of artificial grapes somebody sat to Lely for a picture, and his room

infernal scoundrel, in the royal presence. Mr. and vine leaves, which I had the honour of was crowded with beauties. Lely was a high Evelyn told me one day, with a pious horror, adding to the stock of ornaments worn by the fellow, who affected to imitate Vandyke and

that he had dined with him at the table of the ladies, flowers having been the only artificial

Rubens in his style of living, as well as his pic- Lord Treasurer, in company with Grammont. wear of the kind up to that epoch; and second

tures; but, as he was by nature a bit of a clown, I agreed with his horror; but I did not ask ly, I beg leave to have it made known, that it he overdid it. So his draperies ran over with

him what business he had in such company." was I, Sir Ralph Esher, of Hethering Bower in tawdriness, and his living into city show. How

iii. 343. the county of Surrey, Baronet, then only in my

ever, it was a fine sight to see the flower of the We must have done. Of the gentle and squirehood, but of ripe years, that did first think

court assembled in his large room. His dinners moving scenes of this work we have given of, institute, and cause to be made, those invisiwere gross; but with his mahl-stick in his hand

no specimens, though we had marked some ble little bottles of water, into which the stalks

he was not to be despised; so the fair sitters of great beauty: we allude particularly to the of real flowers being cunningly conveyed, the languished before him with their half-shut eyes, love of the poor Londoner Smith for Nell said flowers were, and are now enabled, how

as if he was a sultan. He made an impudent Gwynne, which cost her some tears; to the ever worn, to retain their freshness a whole portrait of Castlemain as Britannia, with a helevening, to the eternal wonder of the uninitiated, met on, and a storm about her ears; which was

inimitable full-length picture of the Citizen and honour of me their preserver." i. 207. done to make amends for Miss Stewart's figur. house in the same state in which it stood when

of London, who for twenty years kept his
Portrait of my Lord Rochester,

ing in the same character on the coin. But I
must say, his picture of Miss Taafe was as good

his bride died on the bridal morn; and to “ I had been greatly interested by this young as it a bridegroom had done it. He seemed to the scene during the plague where the young nobleman, Lord Rochester; more so, at first, have said, “Stop a moment, my dear, before you

merchant recovers through the confiding than by Lord Buckhurst. Perhaps one reason finish your dressing; I will take you in that affection and care of the lady whom he loved. was, that inheriting a great devotion to the King, attitude. and finding I was about his Majesty's person, he beauty was in it.” iii. 10-11.

The omnipotence of unresisting We have seldom read anything which has

touched us more than these simple and lovely did me the honour to seek my acquaintance. He was not yet of age, a stripling in person, hand

Clarendon caricatured by Buckingham. passages. We must, amidst all this praise, some, full of vivacity, and yet possessed of a “What particularly chagrined the King, was avow, that we think the author has been a certain softness, and intelligence of address,

the intimation that Clarendon affected a mastery little unjust to the Stuarts, and also to the that looked like the very genius of good-breed

over all his movements; that the royal will, ac- great Clarendon. That the officers, and they ing; for he had scarcely been anywhere but at

cording to the Chancellor's showing, was unable were eminent ones, who served with Cromcollege. The only drawback upon it was his to effect anything, even to the postponementofa well in his wars, aided mainly in vanquishtendency to blush, whichi got him, from the King, meeting, or the security of a party on the water, ing the Dutch, is very true; but it is also true, the title of Virgin-modesty. He had a perpe

if the cancellarian will,' (as Buckingham that to the mathematical heads of the Stuarts, tual flow of spirits, as if his veins ran Burgundy.

called it) chose to determine otherwise; in short, and their love for ship-building, England He was an excellent scholar, and talked of wit that Charles was still a boy, and Clarendon his owed the navy with which she conquered: and poetry, as though he had been born a inaster pedagogue. The Chancellor was represented of both (as, indeed, it turned out); nor could as giving luc!icrous descriptions of him, under

nor were Prince Rupert or James Duke of

York inactive or unskilful naval commanpeople help wondering, some time afterwards, the title of the great boy, hankering after the that a young nobleman, capable of shining to maids;' — and all this folly,' concluded Buck

ders. Clarendon was something more than such a degree at home, and becoming the mirror ingham in a tone of indignation, `comes from a sensualist and głutton : the author, indeed, of a court (to say nothing of love and the ladies,) an enormous old fellow who is not averse to

is not insensible to his great merit as a judge should choose to hazard his person, twice over, pleasure, but past it; nay, who takes out as and painter of human character, but he in the rudest kind of warfare, as if nothing but much as he can, in swilling and gormandizing; makes him delight too much in the knife an excess of triumph in everything could con- and, if Merry St. Andrew says true, preaches and fork and the wine-cup. tent him; for, stripling as he was, he was in the secresy to my lady's maid in so edifying a man- Mr. Leigh Hunt, to whom we are indebted second Dutch fight under Albemarle, and after- ner, that she repeats the sermon to all the

for these volumes, has long been known to wards in the desperate affair at Berghen. 'Twas puritans of her acquaintance. Then the man the world as a prose-writer and a poet. With as if he had been a kind of god Mercury, and has a very plethora of house and land, hankers

some of his earlier speculations concerning had a patent for escaping death and the bullets." most indecently after fees, lays his hand on i. 261-5. every waif he can think of, be it the king's thought that he sometimes judged hastily and

society the world had little sympathy, and we The second volume is chiefly retrospective; , turkey-cock, if you touch a stick in his premises, or church's; yet gobbles and reddens like a

wrote rashly; yet in all that he wrote there there is much in it concerning Cromwell and though it be for the King's service, and the

was the presence of genius; and now, when, his Puritans, which is graphic and even mov- King's own; as witness the fright he gave to with his knowledge increased and his taste ing: the author admires Oliver, though he fat little Pepys about the oaks; but if you come improved, he comes forth among other canseems to doubt the purity of many of the fair before him for a seal to your warrant, be it for didates for public favour, we most sincerely Precisians who adorned his short-lived court. lord or lady, ho! my masters! who so scrii- hope that he may obtain it, and so mend his We shall move on to the third volume. In pulous as he! Hey? What? An estate given fortune, which we are grieved to hear is anythose days men formed a resolution respect away, and I have only four ! A gift to a charm, thing but prosperous. ing the coming of the plague to England, the ing woman, and no respect to my gorbellied same as they have done about the cholera King do as I do? Drink and be d-d to him, hypocrisy? Lord in heaven! could not the

The Book of Economy. or, How to Live Well and give nothing to anybody ? “Nobody” is the on a Hundred per Annum. By a GentleThe Plague in London.

phrase vulgar, but we are not of that breediny. man, London, 1831. Griffiths, “The court removed to Hampton, to get out Oh Master Kingston, sir, these be “flesh

This is a very amusing little work, and full of the way of the Plague. This calamity broke quakes,” as my friend Ben Jonson has it

, out just as we were going to sea; and was now enough to try the stoutest of us; so vacate, my

of what Mrs. Slipslop calls ironing--meaning, giving frightful proofs of its increase. Thou- masters; we would endure our agony in private. that kind ironical-raillery-way which Swift sands died in London every week.

used so often to lay down for his readers. The Must

Here, Molly, atque facetum ; has my Lady reI confess, that by one universal consent we

tired? Yes, my Lord. Have the footman gone dry humour of the Dean, in his Advice to seemed to have resolved to say nothing about

to prayers ? My Lord, they have. Is that servants, has been very faithfully copied by it? Nay, if we thought about it, we determined

drunken fellow, Dixon, surely in bed ? He is, the Economist in his counsels to the modern to be only the more thoughtless; and for some

my Lord. Then bring us our sack-possett.?” Centurion, or Commander of a Hundred weeks, I did not suffer the word to pass my lips. iii. 34-36.

and we suspect that both authors have misWe looked up to the sky, wandered and laughed

The Noble Ormonds and Colonel Blood. led many, by the sober seriousness of their among the alleys green; and Hampton might "The pardon was given me accordingly; Or- style, into a belief that they were in earnest. have been taken for an odd kind of a bit of mond was complimented' with a request to

The Annuitant is supposed to arrive by coach heaven, privileged from the miseries of earth.” join in it, which he did with the most loyal of from Dover, Tewkesbury, or Wolverhampiii. 5.

shrugs; and in the course of a month from the ton; and the satirical Economist, with a set

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face, immediately advises him thus:-say at conclude, having six shoes and a third, the displayed in their defence. They were, for the the Bull, in Aldgate: "Call a hackney-coach, Economist, laughing in his sleeve, thus com- most part, men of low origin, and mean educaget your luggage into it, and drive instantly mends him to his chance amongst the pumps: tion; but enthusiasm gave them a stern dignity to the George and Blue Boar, Holborn.” The

There are very respectable dancing-mas- / of character, which must command a certain deliberate extravagance of a Jarvy, when ters, who give public balls during the winter, share of respect. That the act which gave them there are cabs and ticket-porters-to say no- and if you are particularly fond of the art; public robbery, and the most atrocious instance

the lands of the kingdom was an unparalleled thing of carrying one's own bundle, like the

you may for a trifle procure admission. A Honourable Dick Dowlas—is worthy of the rich girl and a good one too, may sometimes

of unprincipled spoliation recorded in any hisworthy Dean himself. But the aggravation of be met with at these assemblies, and she may any scruples at the period; the country, they

tory, nobody can question. Few, however, felt the after-hint, that the Centurion ought to have not be much more difficult to win than Lady deemed, was theirs by right of conquesta right walked up from Dover, Tewkesbury, or Wol- Anne."

which they supposed to give them absolute auverhampton, is Swift all over“ Avoid coach

thority over the lives and properties of the vanor cab hire, at all times, and even stage hire.'

CONSTABLE's MISCELLANY,

quished. The sufferers were Papists, and they The next advice is quite in keeping, and reHistory of the Civil Wars in Ireland. By W.

had been taught to look on them as idolatrous minds one of those hopeless errands which are undertaken on the 1st of April. It re

C. Taylor, Esq., A.B. Trin. Col. Dublin. blasphemers, whose punishment was an accept-
Vol. II. Edinburgh, Constable & Co.

able service in the sight of heaven. There commends a walk towards the west side of

were some, however, whose consciences were Berners Street, in search of nothing less than

We are not quite sure that the second volume not deluded by this miserable and blasphemous two rooms in a second floor for five or six

of the Irish Civil Wars' excels the first ; sophistry. Several of the soldiers restored their shillings a week. We wish he may get it

. nevertheless, we like it better. It approaches lots to the original proprietors for a triting The sparrows might well perch on the chim- nearer our own times, and awakens a greater consideration, or generously bestowed it as a ney-pots of such apartments and

cry, cheep interest in us, as the fortunes of England present. Others sold their lots to their officers ; theep!—But the next bargain floors even the begin to be more closely intertwined with and the writer has frequently seen the mustersecond-floor:-"A feather-bed and mattrass, those of Ireland. The author is an Irish

roll of the troops that has assigned their grants

to their captains, gratuitously, or for a trifling four bed-room chairs, a deal-table (painted), man, and feels for his native country with bolster, pillow, wash-hand stand, and French the affection of a son ; but he forgets not, at

recompense. Tradition, in many instances, re

cords, that the officers married the heiresses of (painted) bed-stocks. You may have all the same time, that his father-land forms a

the estates which they had been granted. And these for four pounds." This rarest of dealers part, and an important one, of that powerful this is not improbable ; for so many of the nolives near the Marsh Gate, Westminster, and empire known by the name of Britain. His bility and gentry had either fallen in the war, a note very archly adds, “ there is only one."

feelings are not wholly local; neither are his or gone into exile, that the right of inheritance There is something of Swift again in the un

eyes, in their search after truth, bounded by must, in countless instances, have vested in chariness about chairs--four to a single man

party or by faction: he seeks and finds the females. is playing rather a high game, as he must

materials of his history among both Catholics * The land, however, seemed likely to be useJose three at every sitting. But the next rule and Protestants. The narrative is written less for want of cultivators. The Cromwellians for retrenchment beats Jonathan ! " A walk with undeviating simplicity: there is none

had shown little mercy during the war, and before breakfast will give you an appetite." of that tiptoe diction, of which his country- massacred the wretched peasantry by thousands; Gad-o-mercy! A morning hunt after hunger! men are not without examples: he tells of plantations; numbers, as we have already seen,

others, they had transported as slaves to the As if a man of a hundred per annum had the errors of his ancestors with tenderness, bad entered into the service of foreign potentates. nothing better to do than to strop a fine edge and yet with truth; and speaks of their The design of shutting up the miserable remnant to his stomach. “ Proceed at once to No. 34. glories without embellishment or metaphor. in Connaught was laid aside; they were kept Brewer Street, Golden Square: you may there

et we are sure his honesty will bring de- as bondsmen and slaves to the new proprietors; breakfast for sixpence; bread, butter, a plate tractors

. His countrymen, who receive the and treated as the Gibeonites had been by of cold meat, and a large cup of excellent reveries of Keating and O'Flaherty as his- Joshua. The Cromwellians ruled their wretched coffee !--what think you of that?" We think tory, will dislike him for his plain, unam- serfs with a rod of iron : they looked upon them it might do——bating the walk against the bitious way of relating the glories of Brian

as an inferior species, a degraded caste, with wind for a cheap dinner and quite believe, the Brave and his descendiants; while Eng- whom they could not feel sympathy: The very

name of Irish was with them and their descenafter such a meal

, in the five places where lishmen, who refuse to believe that they have you may dine for a shilling.

inflicted many grievous wounds on Ireland, dants an expression of contempt, associated with The next piece of sly fun concerns shoewill think the picture of English misrule

ideas of intellectual and moral degradation. leather. We have heard of standing jokes, sufficiently dark. There are, nevertheless, rishes without permission; and strictly prohi

The peasants were forbidden to leave their pabut this is a walking one, and involves a dex- many men of both countries who will be glad bited from assembling for religious worship, or terous hit at Mr. Hume and his division of to see a dispassionate history of Irish affairs

on any other purpose. The Catholic clergy sum tottles. The Economist allows two

in these quicksilvery and sensitive times. were ordered to quit the country, under pain of pounds a year for shoes; but in a notemas

The narrative extends from the invasion death; and it was declared a capital offence to good as a bank note for comicality-directs of Cromwell, in 1649, to the present times. celebrate mass, or perform any of the ceremonies them to be bought of Reeve, Great Russell There are many clear pictures of a domestic of Romish worship. Still, there were a faithful Street, at 12s, a pair. Product, three pairs and historical nature : perhaps an account of few who lingered near their beloved congrega. and a third. The joke, as yet, is only a fábric the settlement of Ireland, by the sagacious tions, and, in spite of the fearful inazard, aiiorded of two stories--but, as Sheridan was wont, Oliver, may not be unwelcome to our readers:

their flocks the consolation of religion. They the author proceeds to give its attic; and the “The distribution of the greater part of Ire

exercised their ministry in dens and caves; in man with six shoes and a fraction is comland thus made by the Cromwellians, was nearly deserted bogs. The Cromwellians learned that

the wild fastnesses of the inountains and in the mended to " a pedestrian tour to Hastings in as complete as that of Canaan by the Israelites;

the abominations of Popery were still continued one direction, or Southampton and the Isle of the example by which the Puritans declared

in the land, and employed blooil-hounds to track Wight in another.” This is surely whimsical that they were directed, and believed that they

the haunts of these devoted men. During the work! But to crown the burlesque, conceive the Anglo-Irisli nobility, who were now plunwere justified. The principal sufferers were

latter part of the seventeenth, and the early par the Economist with all his gravity to invite dered of their broad lands with as little ceremony favourite field sport in Irelande” p. 59–62.

of the eighteenth century, priest-hunting was a the Centurion to all this gaiety: the Cigar as their ancestors had used to the native inhaDivan, the Colosseum, the Zoological Gar- bitants. A new and strange class of proprietors

The following is a graphic, but perhaps dens, and the Diorama-to Richmond, to took the place of the ancient aristocracy, and not a very accurate picture of the renowned Gravesend, to Herne Bay and back—to see

preserved their acquisitions under every suc- Enniskilleners--the descendants of CromKean, Macready, Young, Farren, Liston, ceeding change. The Irishi, at the close of this well's fanatics:Reese, Miss Phillips, Miss Kemble, Miss civil war, and afterwards, after the Revolution, “Soon after the English army had 'landed, Coveney, Taglioni-to hear Madame Ves- resigned their country and their estates with they were joined by the Enniskilleners, and

wondrous readiness, and sought an asylum in were perfectly astounded by the appearance of tris, Miss Cause, Mrs. Wood, Pasta, Nichol

foreign lands. But the Cromwellians clung to the men whose fame had been so loudly trumpeted son, Paganini !--to give a shilling on a Sunday the land which they had obtained, even under England. Every man was armed and equipmorning at the Magdalen, and å ditto at the the most unfavourable circumstances, and ped after his own fashion, and each man was atPhilanthropic in the evening—to subscribe showed that they, in some degree, merited their tended by a mounted servant bearing luis baggage to the London and Russell Institutions. To I new acquisitions, by the resolute firmness they | Discipline was as little regarded as uniformity

They rode in a confused body, and only formed tulation, by the ill-treatment of the priest. console ourselves, that we shall have no more a hasty line when preparing to fight. Descended O'Regan heard the story with great gravity, of these aristocratic fooleries. The fate of from the Levellers and Covenanters, they pre- and coolly replied, 'Served him right; what the the Garrick Correspondence will determine served all the gloomy fanaticism of their fathers, deuce business had a priest to begin an argu- the question for ever. Let us therefore proand believed the slaughtering of Papists an act ment with a dragoon ?'-a jest which had the

ceed to extract, and glean the best things of religious duty. They were robbers and mur- happy effect of restoring all parties to good

we can, for the entertainment of the thousands derers on principle, for they believed themselves humour.” p. 168-9.

who have not four or five guineas to squander commissioned to remove idolatry from the land. We shall not refer to the account of the Inferior to the old Levellers in strength and sorrowful rebellion of the year 1798 : it is extract shall be a criticism of the great Lord

on tall copies and broad margins. Our first skill, they equalled them in enthusiasm, and

written with much moderation by the author, Camden's, on Ben Jonson :surpassed them in courage. They never hesitated to encounter any odds, however unequal;

and with a feeling that on the ground where “I have been employed since I saw you in and rejoiced in the prospect of death, while en

he trode the grass had lately been bloody. reading Ben Jonson ; for as I have waked gegaged in what they called the service of the We wish these sad heart-burnings between nerally at five o'clock in the morning, I have Lord. Reeking from the field of battle, they the sister isles were cooled, and peace and spent three hours every day in bed in reperusing assembled round their preachers, who always good-fellowship established. A contest be- my old favourite. I make no comparison, but accompanied them in their expeditions, and tween England and Ireland is like strife I do assure you I am beyond expression charmed listened with eager delight to their wild effusions, between the bones of our bosom—the body with the dramatic powers of that author, and, in in which the magnificent orientalisms of the Old of the empire must suffer.

my opinion, the genius of the writer is equal to Testament were strangely combined with their

his art; nay, so far is he from being deficient own gross and vulgar sentiments. They were,

in the first, that his own fund would have sup

THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY. like the modern Cossacks, a formidable body of

plied him with every faculty of wit, humour, and irregular cavalry, and for that very reason an Life of Wiclif. By Charles Webb le Bas, nature, though he had been no scholar. His incumbrance to an orderly and disciplined army.

M.Å. Vol. I. London, 1832. Rivington. principal fault, in my judgment, arises from a "Neither Schomberg, nor any of William's The Theological Library is a lucky thought, pedantic imitation of the ancients. His prose generals, understood the value of these men. and, if it is conducted with spirit and talent, laboured, but by no means difficult or obscure. William himself despised them most heartily, it may prove a lucky hit, and obtain extenand subjected them to military execution by the

Read him again, as I have done, without presive circulation. This introductory volume judice, and forget Shakspeare while you are dodozen for violating the laws of war. From the moment that they joined the regular army, they contains a Sketch of Christianity in the early ing it, which is but just ; for

, to say the truth, performed no exploit worthy of their

former days of the English Church, and the Life of he that reads an author with proper attention, fame, simply because they could not learn a

the illustrious Wiclif

, the first of British Re- has no leisure, while he is so employed, to think new mode of fighting. They were aware of this formers. We will not say that the author of any other.' themselves, and frequently declared with truth, has related much of which we were ignorant;

Garrick, we suppose, differed from his that they could do no good while acting under nor shall we commend the volume as a work | Lordship, and the latter amended his judgorders.'" p. 163-4.

very sagacious and profound: we may, how- ment : With the character of a native chieftain ever, praise it as a conscientious and clear

“I agree with you in a great measure, though we must close our extracts :book, which relates the life and fortunes of

not altogether, in your judgment upon Jonson. The loss of Charlemont was a much more Wiclif, at considerable length, and with a He thought admirably, but was no inaster of serious injury to the Irish cause; the more es- perfect knowledge of the subject. All those expression when lie attempted a higher diction pecially, as it gave full proof of the treachery or who desire to know that great man's birth than mere prose, for that is good; whereas his incapacity that reigned in the councils of James. and parentage-how he studied the Gospel, verse is not so obscure as it is laboured, and he Though a frontier garrison, and of great impor; and, while he studied, how the necessity of is hardly ever happy in his words and sentences, tance, it was not supplied with provisions until reformation dawned upon him-how he dared though sometimes strong. Therefore he is after the siege had actually commenced.. Teague the church of Rome in her palmy days

, when verbose and coarse ; always attempting to imiO'Regan, the governor of Charlemont, was a her practice was to answer heretics, by send

tate Juvenal without success; for though he had brave old veteran, in the seventieth year of his age. He was a quaint humorist; his figure ing them to the stake—how he translated the language enough, he did not know how to choose seemed moulded by nature in one of her most Bible from the Latin into English, making it. Ben, was a great dramatic genius, but no whimsical moods ; and it was his pleasure to copies for the benefit of the people—and how poet. Shakspeare was divine in both, though,

in my opinion, his poetic faculties, as I have render it still more ridiculous by his dress. He he was protected, and finally died in peace, more than once ventured to assert to you, are 'was small and hunch-backed; his features sharp; will find the information they wish for here, the most astonishing. But what am I about? his gait irregular. He wore a grizzly wig, of at the moderate cost of six shillings. The Venting my own idle criticism to the greatest formidable dimensions; a white hat, with an Bible of Wiclif has never been printed: this judge as well as actor of these compositions." immense feather, a scarlet coat, huge jack-boots, is a disgrace to the country; but not a greater How these opinions are to be reconciled, and a cloak that might have served a giant. disgrace than many other things. Britain is we do not know. It must have been very He was fond of riding; and the horse which he

the most illiberal' nation on earth, to the flattering to Garrick, to see the deference "selected was scarcely to be matched for vicious

worth and genius which she produces. Many paid to his judgment. Nothing, indeed, mness and deformity. Schomberg, who was himself a little eccentric, took an amazing fancy to

noble undertakings have been projected and could be more familiar and pleasant, than the character of Teague O'Regan, and offered perfected by individuals--none by the go- the correspondence between the noble Lord the garrison the most favourable conditions. vernment, unless we are so to consider the and the player--the parties always appear O'Regan's answer was characteristic; he simply restoration of the Bourbons, and the esta- as hail fellows-it overflows with kindness weplied, “That old knave Schomberg shall not blishment of eight hundred millions of debt. and invitations to Camden Place; but when have this castle! A detachment of five hundred

Garrick gave up the management, and retired men ikrought O’Regan a very insufficient supply fammunition and provision, which he feared Private Correspondence of David Garrick.

into private life--not that we attribute the ti man ithey would soon consume, if admitted into

Vol. II. 4to. London, 1832. Colburn & change to this cause, but to the want of all

Bentley th garrison ; and he therefore directed them

natural cement in such friendships—the difforce their way back through the English We have positively pined over this enormous

ference was so evident, that he wrote a spiline 'This they attempted, but were repulsed volume of sıx HUNDRED AND THIRTY-six tall rited remonstrance, which we insert for the with loss; and as O’Regan would not admit quarto pages, to think of the loss the pub- benefit of all

, whether players, writers, or them into the castle, they were forced to take lishers must sustain by it. There surely

editors, whose taste may lead them to prefer up their .quarters on the counterscarp. The never was a work so injudiciously brought

such “Society": consei jouences may easily be foreseen; provisions forward. The idea of entrusting the editor

Mr. Garrick to Lord Camden. were si anexhausted; and the garrison compelled ship to Mr. Boaden! and of printing it in

“ Hampton, Sept. 16th, 1777. to capitulate. Schomberg granted the best terms, and, when he met the governor, invited him to two quarto volumes !

"My good Lord, - It is observed by a French

One half, indeed, of dinner.

writer, that many things which seem severe, if During the repast, an Irish priest of

the present volume is made up of foreign entered into an argument with an Eng- correspondence; so that

, for merely English spoken as a joke, will pass as such, but that they

readers, it contains about as much matter long (jokingly as I thought and hoped) been lish drag con on the difficult subject of tran

serious by repetition. Your Lordship has substantia tion.' From words, the disputants as two Monthly Parts of the Atheneum, sold pleased to twit me with a wavering in that

to blows; and a messenger was sent for three shillings! “Gad-a-mercy, Hal,” faith in which I have lived with pleasure and to inform O’Regan of the breach of the capi- l but it breaks our sympathetic heart! We wish to die. Though this want of virtue in me

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, I always looked upon it as mere plea- witness that they did not know, nor could they would not suffer the petite piece to go on; nor santry, and rather as an ironical compliment be sensible, of half your perfections. I have seen would the actors perform, they were so affected; than any thing else; and yet the message brought you, with your magical hammer in your hand, in short, the public was very generous, and I me by Mr. Palmer, of Bath, has made me half con- endeavouring to beat your ideas into the heads of am most grateful." sider the matter as a kind of reproach, which of creatures who had none of their own.--I have

Another trifle worth extracting, is a letter course will make me a little serious. Whenever seen you, with lamb-like patience, endeavouring

written by Colman, in the character of WarI cannot have the honour as usual, and which I

to make them comprehend you; and I have seen Aattered myself would be annual at least, of you, when that could not be done-I have seen

burton. Unhappily, at the date of it, Warseeing Lord and Lady Camden, and the Miss your lamb turned into a lion: by this your great burton, though living, was more a subject Pratts, at Hampton, I am sincerely disappoint- labour and pains the public was entertained;

for sorrow than laughter :ed; but at the same time am bound to believe, they thougʻt they all acted very fine,-they did "Colman, as Warburton, to Mr. Garrick. for my own credit, that other engagements pre- not see you pull the wires.

Jan. 3rd, 1777. vent my happiness. Your journey into Kent

“There are people now on the stage to whom “Dear Old Go-BY-THE-WALL,- I rejoiced to Mr. Pratt, and the expectation of Mrs.

you gave their consequence; they think them- yesterday at hearing, by fat Harry, that you Stewart, were urged to soften my disappoint. selves very great; now let them go on in their was better; but I do not approve of your living ment this summer. To make the fall as easy new parts without your leading-strings, and they too low in the gout. Gout is an excrement, and as possible, I begged of Lady Camden that Miss

will soon convince the world what their genius all nature is in an uproar to expel him; you Pratt might pass a few days with us-impossible; is; I have always said this to everybody, even should therefore encourage the militia, and ask -to give me some small satisfaction for this re

when your horses and mine were in their General Fever to your table. The general, I fusal, I was told that I should know when Mrs. highest prancing. While I was under your con- warrant you, with a few kind words, and a glass Stewart came, that I might pay my respects at trol, I did not say half the fine things I thought or two of good wine, (which to a man of your Chisselhurst. I hear that lady has been arrived of you, because it looked like fattery; and you fortune costs absolutely nothing, as a man may more than a fortnight, in which time I wrote to know your Pivy was always proud: besides, I say,) will drive the dog into Calabria, which your Lordship upon other matters, but received thought you did not like me then; but now I am you know is the foot of Italy. But to what neither answer nor notice of the lady's being sure you do, which makes me send you this purpose have you read Shakspeare not to find arrived. Mrs. G. and I have endeavoured to letter.

out that he describes the gout in the following put off our Welsh journey to Sir Watkin, and “What a strange jumble of people they have lines ?imagined his being at Brighton with Miss Grenput in the papers as the purchasers of the patent!

As the Pontick sea, ville would have brought it to bear; but all my I thought I should have died with laughing when

Whose icy current and compulsive course wishes on that account are frustrated by the en- I saw a man-midwife amongst them: I suppose

Ne'er knows retiring ebb, but keeps due on

To the Propontis and the Hellespont. closed letter, which will oblige us to go imme- | they have taken him in to prevent miscarriages !

“ The Pontick sea is neither more nor less diately to Litchfield, where my family expects I have some opinion of Mr. Sheridan, as I hear and a marriage to be soon completed be- everybody say he is very sensible ; then he has

than the gout, morbus arthriticus, or ápopitis, tween a niece of mine and a gentleman in the a divine wife, and I loved his mother dearly. Aammable matter to pass over: icy current, be

because the joints serve as a bridge for the inneighbourhood. Let me assure your Lordship, Pray give my love to my dear Mrs. Garrick; from the sincerity of my heart, that our going we all join in that. Your Jemmy is out of his

cause the gout is a cold humour (mistaken by without paying our respects at Chisselhurst is wits with joy and grief; he rejoices at your escape,

Moorfields quacks for an hot one) and compulvery mortifying to us; but I cannot agree that and cries from wanting to make his own to Lon

sive course, because it drives everything before this mortification proceeds from my want of don; it is dreadful here, but I believe it is much

it. Then the sweet-eyed poet couches his adgratitude, taste, or attention, nor from any other worse there. Pray send me a line to let me know eldest son) by saying, it ne'er knows or feels

vice (perhaps prophetically to you who are his cause but your Lordship's total neglect of me how you do, and how the world goes, for we are in this business, or rather having something rather

dull, though my neighbours do pick their (that is, never should know or feel) retiring ebb: better to think of. Your Lordship calls me a way to come and see me.

in other words, it should be still drove on to the

I have since the courtier. If I am a courtier, it is without in- snow been once out in my carriage ; did you not which, by the by, is a false reading, for the

Propontis (i. e.) the os pubis, and the Hellespont ; terest or prospect of interest. I have friends hear me scream ? who are both in and out of place, and I hope " Now let me say one word about my poor

author certainly wrote it Heel's Point. that my conduct to both is without reproach. unfortunate friend Miss Pope: I know how

“ WARBURTON. The greatest man shall not speak ill of my friend much she disobliged you ; and if I had been in “P.S. Love to Mrs. Garrick : roundabout without some decent reprehension; and some your place, I believe I should have acted just compliments que vous expliquerez en François to opinions I have that my greatest friend cannot as you did. But, by this time, I hope you have your niece. We will drink your health to-mor. alter. I have many weaknesses, but I hope forgot your resentment, and will look upon her row; and if you have any spare game in your among the number I can never be seriously ac- late behaviour as having been taken with a larder, lend me some." cused of want of the most affectionate and steady dreadful fit of vanity, which for that time took fidelity and attachment to Lord Camden and

Of the miseries of a manager, we have her senses from her, and having been tutored his family.

by an affected beast, who helped to turn her abundant proof in these volumes :"I am, ever was, and ever shall be, your head; but pray recollect her in the other light, Mr. Garrick to Mrs. Abington. Lordship's most faithful servant, a faithful creature to you, on whom you could

“ Hampton, Jan. 28th, 1775. D. GARRICK.” always depend, certainly a good actress, amiable “ MADAME,—The famous French writer One of the very pleasantest letters in the

in her character, both in her being a very modest | Fontenelle, takes notice, that nothing is so diffivolume, is from “Kitty Clive," on Garrick's

woman, and very good to her family; and, to cult to a man of sensibility as writing to a lady, retirement :

my certain knowledge, has the greatest regard even with just grounds of complaint. However,

for you. Now, my dear Mr. Garrick, I hope it is having promised, I must answer your last very “Mrs. C. Clive to Mr. Garrick.

not yet too late to reinstate her before you quit extraordinary note. You accuse me of incivility “ Twickenham, Jan. 23rd, 1776. your affairs there; I beg it, I entreat it; I shall for writing to you through Mr. Hopkins. Did "DEAR SIR,- Is it really true, that you bave look upon it as the greatest favour you can con- not Mrs. Abington first begin that mode of put an end to the glory of Drury Lane Theatre? fer on your

correspondence? and, without saying a word to if it is so, let me congratulate my dear Mr. and

“Ever obliged friend, me, did she not send back her part in the new Mrs. Garrick on their approaching happiness:

“ C. Clive." comedy, and say that she had settled that matter I know what it will be ; you cannot yet have an Garrick's own account of his leave-taking, be oliered to any manager? And was not your

with Mr. Cumberland ? Could a greater affront idea of it; but if you should still be so wicked not to be satisfied with that unbounded, uncom

in a letter to Madame Necker, is pleasant proposing to Mr. Hopkins that you would speak mon degree of fame you have received as an enough :

my epilogue written for the character, while actor, and which no other actor ever did receive “I fatter myself that you will not be displeased another person was to perform the part, not only - or no other actor ever can receive ;-) say, to know, that I departed my theatrical life on mere mockery of me, but destroying the play at if you should still long to be dipping your fin- Monday the 10th of June--it was indeed a sight once? Let your warmest and most parcial friend gers in their theatrical pudding (now without very well worth seeing! Though I performed decide between us. Whenever you are really plums), you will be no Garrick for the Pivy. my part with as much, if not more spirit than I fill, I feel both for you and myself; but the ser

"In the height of the public admiration for ever did, yet when I came to take the last fare- vant said last Wednesday, that you were well and
you, when you were never mentioned with any ) well, I not only lost almost the use of my voice, had a great deal of company.
other appellation but the Garrick, the charming but of my limbs too: it was indeed, as I said, "You mention your great fatigue. What is
man, the fine fellow, the delightful creature, both a most awful moment. You would not have the stage come to, if I must continually hear of
by men and ladies; when they were admiring I thought an English audience void of feeling if your hard labour, when, from the beginning of

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the season to this time, you have not played | daily-press muse-he has, like other living are thought less of than formerly. Whether more than twice a-week!

sons of song, his streamings, and spark- the child be born in a boudoir or in a garret, “ Mrs. Oldfield performed Lady Townly for lings, and breathings, and burnings; and, not it is now a mere family affair, and amicably examine how just and genteel your complaint is unfrequently, the leading idea of the verse adjusted. The infant is taken to the hospitay

is buried, like a small picture, in the deep kind attention of the sisters; its father's name against me. Ĩ promised you that I would pro- embellishments of its framing : cure a character of consequence to be written

is carefully repeated, and after a few tears

Thine eye is tinged with silvery blue, on purpose for you, and that it should be your

the whole is forgotten. If subsequently the

Like moonlit heaven at night; own fault, if you were not on the highest pin

'Tis like a mildly beaming star,

unhappy babe cry, expire, be cut to pieces by nacle of your profession. I have been at great

All cloudless, tearless, bright.

the anatomist, and its severed limbs sewn up in pains, and you know it, to be as good as my word. Verses done to this pattern have many a canvas bag and consigned without ceremony

"I directed and assisted the author to make admirers; but he who hopes to live half a to the earth, no matter: family honour is safe; a small character, a very considerable one for

century, must express himself with greater the mother goes either to a ball or to the Salyou; I spared no expense in dresses, music, simplicity.

petrière ; § civilization continues its progress; scenes, and decorations for the piece; and now,

surgical knowledge excites admiration, and we the fatigue of acting this character is very un

have lectures on political economy at the unijustly, as well as unkindly, brought against me. Le Livre des Cent-et-Un. Vol. II. Paris, versity. All this is admirable!” “ Had you played this part forty times instead 1831. L'Advocat.

“ in London the education of these orphan of twenty, my gains would be less than by any

children partakes of the Franklin school, and other successful play I have produced in my

We continue our translations with an

of the hospitality of an industrious people. management. interesting sketch by Delrieu, of the Enfans into them; which is rare with us. I must add

Correct manners, and even morals, are instilled “ The greatest favour I can confer upon an

trouvés actress is to give her the best character in a

that the mothers are obliged to appear, prior to favourite piece; and the longer it runs, the

The Foundling Hospital at Paris. their accouchement, and declare their pregnancy, more merit I have with her, and ought to receive “ No public edifice ever presented an ap

and although their names escape the dishonour her thanks instead of complaints. In short, Ma- pearance more in opposition to the painful re- of being registered, the shame of appearing dam, if you play, you are uneasy, and if you do Hections its mere existence gives rise to, than

before hand, deters all but the most wretched not, you are more so. After what you said to the Foundling Hospital. You expect on enter- and the most abandonod from availing themMr. Becket, and what I promised, I little ing nothing but tears and disgust

, and yet you selves of the charity. In Russia and at Naples, thought to have your farce drawn in to make up scarcely hear the cries of the newly-born babes the natural dispositions of the children are con the bundle of complaints. However, to make --you expect matter for dark philosophical sulted before their future calling is decided upon, an end of this disagreeable business, as the piece emotion, and you see nothing around you but and at Moscow there is an hospital where the is written out, I am now ready to do it, and that flowers, good grey sisters, snow-white curtains foundlings learn music, dancing, and all the you may have Palmer, I will give up the revived and crucifixes--to which you may add the fruits other accessories of the dramatic art, in a theatre comedy; but even this, I know, will not satisfy of weakness, perhaps of crime. You walk which they have themselves constructed. This you-nor can you fix in your mind what will.

between two rows of cradles, as in a flower hospital was the first to which Napoleon sent a “ Were I to look back, what real complaints garden; only in the latter, nature gives to the guard, on the very evening of his entrance into have I to make for leading me into a fool's pa- orphan plants their proper nurture. Here you

Moscow." radise last summer about a certain comedy! and may see heads with Howing yellow ringlets, “ In France, scarcely have the foundlings an alarming secrct you told me lately of a disa- angel faces, a room poetically called the crib, a passed the age of childhood, when they are disgreeable quarrel. On my return home the same

pretty little chapel, and a dissecting room. This missed from the hospital. They are dispersed, morning, I met one of the parties; and, instead edifice was formerly a convent of Oratorians; whether they will or not, among the lowest of a quarrel between them, they were upon the it is now a Foundling Hospital-there are two classes, with the present of an imperfect edu. best ierms, had never had the least difference, centuries between these names. There is no

cation; and if one of them should, under his and Mr. M. (Murphy) was writing, at Mr. I's thing remarkable in the building itself; it is homely garments, feel the thrill of genius, and [Tighe's] desire, a prologue for his friend's like a college, a manufactory, a house in the try to wrench off the belot's collar, his choice [Jephson's] new tragedy.

street, or your father's house. But I had almost would still be confined to the alternatives of a * Mr. Garrick most solemnly assures Mrs. forgotten a statue which you salute on entering. plane, a spade, or starvation. Abington, that nobody has in the least influenced | Vincent de Paule + keeps watch in the vestibule “ If I were to say, that not one half grow him in this affair, and he hopes the above re- of his temple; that same Vincent de Paule up to reap this inheritance, poor as it is, and cital will convince her of the truth of his aswhose evangelical and philanthropic zeal saved

that the remainder die from the privation of a sertion. the lives of at least one fifth part of the popu

mother's milk, the uncertainty of science, and “I am, Madam, lation now treading upon his grave. His con

the infection of loathsome diseases, I should be
“Your most obedient Servant, temporaries put his name into the Almanack; far within the mark. At the present day, nearly

D. GARRICK." - Napoleon would have made him a minister of three-fifths of the foundlings die in their first
Endorsed,
state.

year. A fourth of the newly-born children “ This letter to Mrs. Abington was not sent."

“On arriving at the outer door, I was struck perislı during the first five days, and more than Next week, we may perhaps, turn over with a sort of box or cupboard with a double iwo-thirds after the first month. Five years these pages again.

opening, one towards the street, and the other after the day on which eight children had been
inside the building. It was much like the deposited at the hospital, only three of them

letter-box at a post office, and the comparison would be found alive. Extend the time to twelve The Phantom City, and other Poems. By is strengthened when we consider that a mother years and there is only one survivor. It is laEdward Peele. Newcastle, 1831. Hodgson. often dropped her child into it as she would a mentable to think, that the efforts of art and

billet-dour, with this shade of difference, that those of administration are powerless in averting The exterior of this volume is very creditable

the billet began the intrigue, and the child ended this deplorable mortality. It is, however, some to the press of Newcastle, nor is the interior

it. This box or cupboard is no longer used. consolation to learn, that the number of deaths otherwise than honourable to the muse of Formerly the unhappy mother deposited there, decreases daily, and that the mortality of the that northern city. There is enough of gentle mysteriously and at night, hier new born babe ; hospital, at present, bears no proportion to what fancy, human nature, and grace of dic- then after ringing the bell to awaken the sister it was forty years ago: a single fact will prove tion, to endear these verses to many readers; on duty, she disappeared-her tears and her this. Now-a-days, convenient carriages bring nor are the author's attempts in the ballad remorse still heard in the surrounding darkness. nurses to Paris from the country, and each destyle of the border unworthy of notice ;-nay, It is different now-a singular abuse compelled partment has its foundling hospital. But can they sometimes merit praise. What we

the change. Dead bodies of children were often it be credited that, prior to the revolution, the miss most, is that sweet antique simplicity of found in the cupboard, put there either to avoid hospital in the metropolis was the only one in language, which, even to this day, distin

the expense of burial or to conceal a crime. the kingdom, from all parts of which children

This mode of defrauding the guillotine and the were brought to Paris to receive a life ticket, guishes the rude minstrelsy of the olden undertaker, I no longer exists. A sister sits up which oftener turned out a certificate for death ? time, from the more ambitious flights of the

all night at the entrance of the parloir, and A porter walked through the provinces, carrying present day. This want is ill repaid by a

receives from the hand the children that are upon his back a padded box containing three splendour of language, in which the line of brought to the hospital during her watch. The newly-born babes placed upright in it, supported the narrative, and the sentiments which it cupboard is closed, and its lock rusty-mishaps by wadding, and breathing through a hole in the originate are thrown into the shade. From

lid. This man quietly wended his way

+ The founder. this serious fault our northern poet is not

Paris, careless of dust, mud, the mid-day sun, or

I In Paris finerals are a monopoly, termed les free; he abounds in the language of the pompes funèbres, and farmed out by the government.

A prison for prostitutes.

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