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1930.) Church of St. Gerinain l'Auxerrois, Paris.
101 at large, that whilst the Clergy forsake bellished Paris ; for it would have laid their calling to interfere in agricultural open many of the narrow, fetid streets concerns, sectaries should increase and in the heart of the town, where, it is abound, intrude themselves into the scarcely exaggeration to say the sunchurches, and usurp the authority of beams never penetrate.
A new site teachers; and can it be denied that was fixed upon for a Church to replace wherever the Clergyman becomes a it; but the priests have hitherto had farmer, his proper province, thus de- tvo much influence to allow the im. serted, is generally invaded by religious provement to be taken into considerabigots and ranting enthusiasts ? lion. However, as the present King,
The result of all this will be either Louis-Philip, is known to patronise all the disgrace of the English Church, if measures of public utility, we may soon pol the ruin of it: the decay of rational see the late Emperor's plan carried into piety: the deterioration of morals: the effect. loss of good manners, and introduction The western front of this Church of fanaticism; or—such an inpression looks on the beautiful facade of the upon the common sense of the country Louvre, and is at a sufficient distance as may lead to an effectual remedy in a to allow a convenient view of both due and moderate provision for the edifices. On the north side is the Rue Clergy, and an absolute prohibition of Chilperic; on the south, the Rue des their following any secular employ- Prêlres ; and on the east, the Rue de ment whatsoever : so that they may l’Arbre Sec. The Church, however, cultivate sound learning, advance true is not detached; for houses and shops religion, and practise those duties by have been erecied in corners, formed which they may both save their own by projecting parts of the building; souls, and ihose who hear them. X. and the whole presents a mass of con
P.S. If these remarks are admis- fused memorials of different ages, exsible, I shall probably beg a corner in hibiting in some parts the offerings of your next Magazine upon the subject superstitious piety; in others, the traces of Magisterial and Electioneering of rerolutionary spoliation. Clergy; who, if they do not see their
A Church was erected on this spot own faults, are not more likely to cor- in 606, by King Chilperic: it was derect them than their brethren amongst dicated to Germain, ihe twentieth Bithe laity.
shop of Paris, who died in 576, and was long called St. Germain-la-Ronde,
on account of its circular form. That Mr. URBAN, Paris, Aug. 10. Bishop had excommunicated ChariA
BRIEF account of the ancient bert, King of Paris, for polygamy; and
Church of St. Germain l'Auxer. was in such great reputation, that rois, (where great numbers of persons, many persons bequeathed their proslain in the late sanguivary conflicts perty to defray the expense of transnear the Louvre, were proiniscuously lating his remains to the new Church. interred,) may not be misplaced in your The original edifice having been deMiscellany; as this edifice is one of stroyed by the Normans, was rebuilt the inost prominent antiquities of the by King Robert, in the beginning of city, and is visited by almost every the eleventh century; when it received traveller who arrives here, being si. the name of St. Germain l'Auxerrois, tuated in a quarter constantly traversed to distinguish it from another Church by all classes. The building is not re- dedicaled to St. Germain. But Alexmarkable for beauty; and in point of ander III. in a bull of 1165, continues age, it yields to St. Germain-des-Près; to give it the old appellation; he calls but from various circumstances, it has it Monasterium Sancti Germani Roexcited more interest with the anti- tundi. quary, as well as the mere curious The Church at present consists of spectator.
sonie portions of that erected by King Had Napoleon remained on the Robert, with additions and reparations, throne of France, this Church would made by the English in 1423. It be. have been demolished some years back; longs to no particular class of architeche intended opening a road from the and it becomes difficult to give eastero façade of the Louvre, to the an intelligible account of so irregular a Place de la Bastille. That plan would building. Viewed from the west, we have greatly improved, as well as em- see a wide porch, and on each side of
Church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris. [Aug the principal door are three statues; the office of Chancellor of France. they stand upon brackets formed by The figure of the father is in a reclining figures of deformed animals, and in posture : the inscription states that his the mouldings over the door are rows heart was buried there, and that he of various little monsters. A turret of died Dec. 11, 1635. The other figure plain stone work is seen on each side of is kneeling: he died Oct. 25, 1877, the body of the Church; and a number and according to the inscription, his of ornamented pinnacles, on the top of body was interred in that chapel. Both the buttresses, with projecting spouts, these monuments were restored in terminating in misshapen figures, give 1822, by their descendant, the Marquis rather a grotesque appearance to the d'Aligre, peer of France. building
In a chapel, nearly opposite, are The porch not extending the whole two statues, two busts, and a long inbreadth of the edifice, the space on scription on black_marble. They are each side was afterwards filled up by memorials of the Rostaing family, and two chambers; one of them is destined were restored in 1824, by the present for the administration of the Eucharist, Marquis de Rostaing. The busts and the other for Baptisms: an inscription the inscription were formerly in the over each, denotes the epoch of their Church of the Feuillants; the statues erection; the former was built in 1608, were in this Church, which contained the latter in 1639.
the tomb of the elder branch of the · The interior of the Church is not family. very striking: the double ailes are so There are also a few tablets inscribed very wide, that including the little with the names of persons who have chapels which encircle the place, the died since the Restoration; in partibody is not more than 1-5th of the colar a marble slab to the memory of building. The pillars which support the Duke de Riviere, governor of the the roof over the ailes, are round, and Duke of Bordeaux : he died April 21, very massive in proportion to their 1828, and is buried at Bel-Air, near height; a few of them have mouldings. Bourges. The inscription is surmountThe absence of a gallery above the ed with his arms; which being only ailes, has caused the windows to be in outline, do not sufficiently indicate very lofty; although of equal height, the blazon: they are paly of six, over there is a great want of uniformity in all a chevron. them, which is the more conspicuous, as This Church was outside the city some are ornamented with stained glass. until the reign of Louis-le-Gros, who - This Church was for a long time built a wall to protect the northern collegiate as well as parochial; but the suburbs of Paris. Philip Augustus, repeated disputes between the incum- in 1190, built another of more subbents and the canons, induced the Par- stantial materials, and comprising å liament to unite the chapter to that of more extended circuinference: it left Notre Dame. Many persons of emi. the bank of the river at the spot where nence have been buried here; and it the Pont des Arts now stands, and has often been selected for the delivery passed direct to the Rue St. Honoré, of funeral orations in commemoration where a fortified gate was erected, near of persons who have died elsewhere. the present site of the Oratoire. Among others, the Chancellor Olivier, Those who desire more information, who died at Amboise in 1560. It was are referred to Felibien, Hist. de Paris; the bell of this Church which gave the Dulaure, idem ; and Jaillot, Recherches signal for murdering the Protestants, critiques et historiques sur Paris. in 1572; and during the revolution Yours, &c.
W. S. B. which took place last month, the Church was used as an hospital for MR. URBAN,
Aug. 10. these woboe were wounded in attacking THE following lively panier omniva
There are a few monuments in this to French manners and customs, will, Church, which are interesting as the I trust, amuse your readers. wrecks of other days. In a little chapel
A CORRESPONDENT. in the south-east corner, are two statues, about the natural size, which repre
My own arocations take me from sent two individuals named Stephen half past six in the morning to five at Aligre, father and son, who both filled nighi. I have three subjects now in
103 progress of dissection, which cost me piece, a bed in every room, in a recess ibree shillings each, and which would or otherwise, huge window frames and at this moment cost in London 201. huge panes of glass, but no carpets, no each. I am engaged at Lispone's (qu.?) bells. You may die in the night; not class every morning. It is a complete a soul would know of it; huge stairbutcher's shop, where the students are cases, horribly dirty; great folding like butchers' apprentices, cutting off gates, and a porter to let you in and out legs and arms, and practising the art of into the street. She would learn in a carving in the highest style. Each French kitchen, instead of keeping up operation is exhibited three times to a fire a yard high and a yard long all the student, and performed twice by day, that a small square machine like himself, under the superintendence of a table, with four lille irou cavities a whole company of surgical demongrated at bortom, containing in each strators. In London operations are cavity a liule charcoal, will boil four only exhibited twice a year to the stu- pois, keules, or any thing at one time, dent, and he has never an opportunity for one fiftieth what the boiling in an of performing them himself on the English kitchen costs per week, and dead body. Here are institutions with serve a family of lwenty people. She out end and without expense. Lectures, will also find that no fires of wood or colleges, museums, libraries, abound of coal are ever kept for servants, and that the very first description on the same a joint of meat is roasted thus : a materms. "The anatomical models in wax chine, like a Dutch oven, with small are so like the human body as scarcely bars, is filled with charcoal, and put to be pronounced artificial. This is an down below a chimney without a art not practised in England. Books grate, and a joint, &c. is put on a spit are one quarter the price of English lite. before it, and roasted ; and when the rature. Manuals and small encyclopæ- cooking is over, the fire and roasting dias abound, on cookery, women's machine are removed. At dinner she dress, the sciences, and every thing. must take the middle of the table, and There are manuals on every art of life, you, her husband, the opposite side. If three and four francs each.
five courses come on, one comes at a French prices are these : cut glass, time, which is one dish only, boiled and glass moulded in the most elegant beef par exemple. She would chop up forms, for drinking cups, 10d. to 1s. the beef, like the bread in England, in each; boots 12s., shoes 78., a coat il. one dish, and send the dish round; 10s., trowsers 12s. to 15s., bats 10s. then each dish must come back again 10 15s., board and lodging from 3l. for the gravy. So on with the turkey, to 4l. a month. I dined yesterday &c. Fish is about the last thing. In at one of the principal Cafés. 'We had a leg of mutton, the shank bone is left, one bottle of Burgundy, one of Chab. covered with a fine piece of paper lis, (the best of all the white wines by around it, cut out like papers round the bye), two bottles of Champagne; mould candles, for a handle to hold the turtle, pease, and maccaroni soups, one joint by when carved. Salad, all floatplate each; beef-steaks with delicious ing in oil. In the evening she would gravy-sauce; mutton, ragouts, poultry; be expected to go to a case; never drink two delicious dishes of hot pastry, 4s. tea at home; for instance, to the Café each for a company. I dined in the Sauvage, where, while she sipped her Boulevards Italienne on Sunday, at an coffee, a man, dressed like a savage, Eoglish chophouse; roast beef in ex. would dance, beat a drum, and knock cess, plum pudding, half a bottle of a lot of bells about, like a Bedlamite ; wine, a large glass of brandy punch, or to the Café du Pays, where she could for 1s. 4d.-Casts' shops are very thick. see a stage and a play going, whilst a Your friends, the heathen gods, sell hundred tables would be filled with here at any price.
companies drinking tea, coffee,&c.and If my ..... should come here, she noblemen, gentry, loose women, rogues, will find it all in her line; rooms with all in the same place, all in high glee, wooden floors, cut like a tessellated with newspapers, laughter, and lois of pavement, or of bricks, glistening with
'If she kicked up any row, wax like Roman pottery, two hand-dogs, the gens d'armes, or a file of men in and a wooden fire; high rooms, with rich blue uniforms, standing in every beautiful ceilings, fine mahogany furni- corner, would march her off at the ture, huge glasses, a splendid time point of the bayonet, between two
(Aug. files. In the evening she must go to the victories gained by Belisarius, the eter. theatre, and form one in a queue, till nal peace-which by the way lasted two the doors are open; that is, the people years. draw up in two files, which sometimes The third is a coronation. The Em. surround a whole theatre, and when peror kneels on a cushion, with his the doors are opened, they go like peo. sceptre in his right hand, while a ple into a church, when following a fu- stately figure in a scarlet robe is placing neral. She might come out, and leave a crown upon his head. Before him a handkerchiet in her place, and no stand two Flamens holding an open one would take the place or the hand- book, on which may be distinguished kerchief. On Sundays, she would be the words Lex Romanor'. expected to go to a bal masqué, in a Between the priests and the Empeblack mask, or dressed in men's clothes, ror lies a naked sword wreathed with and dance; or she might choose to play olive on another cushion, and beside it at cards, ecarté par exemple; or she a kneeling page throws the light of a might go to a table where four stran- torch on the open volume. This transgers were playing, put down her five action is represented as taking place shilling piece on oue side or other, and at night on a terrace, and the populace only bet. If she stayed after twelve are gathered together in a couri below. o'clock, the gens-d'armes would step in In the fourth piece of tapestry, Jusand clear her out with a drawn sword. tinian appears not exactly in a hunting
dress, but with a hunting spear in bis
hand, in a wild country, with only MR. URBAN,
July 19. two attendants. He has come sudN the Court-room of Bamburgh Cas- denly upon two of his hounds, which
lie dead, and apparently poisoned, on four pieces of tapestry, which are un- the ground. A chased bowl stands derstood to have been brought thither near them, and a stream of water from the Deanery of Ripon about forty gushes from a rock at a small distance. years since. They are of considerable The countenance and attitude of the dimensions, the two largest measuring Emperor are strongly expressive of sur15 feet by 8, and containing several fi- prise and regret. gures as large as life. The colours at
As I have not happened to meet in one time have been extremely vivid, but Gibbon or Procopius with any
circumare now faded in some degree from age. stance in the life of Justinian correUpon the whole, however, they are in sponding to that which is detailed in excellent preservation, and exhibit such
this picture, I should feel much obcorrect drawing and good composition, liged to any of your correspondents that it is evident the paintings or designs who may be able and willing to throw from which they were worked must light upon it; and still more if they have been the production of no com- could refer me to any engravings, etchmon master. The first of the series I ings, or paintings, in which the subimagine to represent ihe Emperor Jus- jects alluded to are treated in the mantinian, seated at a large table, and en- ner I have described. I may add, ihat gaged with his commissioners in form- the features of the Emperor Justinian, ing the celebrated Digest of Roman and such portion of his costume as ap; law. A remarkable figure standing be
pears on medals, are faithfully copied hind his chair may probably represent in these Tapestries. Trebonianus. Two of the lawyers are
Yours, &c. W. N. DARNELL. in oriental costume, and one of ihe two may be supposed to be Basilides, who had been Prefect of the East. In the second, the Emperor is seen advancing tion respecting some ancient customs per
R. C. H. will be obliged by any informain royal apparel 10 an open temple of Janus. Slaves newly manumitted are
formed at the birth of Henry Greene Lord
of Warminster, born at Stebenhethe (Stepcrowding round him, and kissing the ney), 11 Hen. VI. He wishes also to learn hem of his garment. Other persons in what work they are recorded. are also introduced as spectators of the Any information respecting the pedigree
Justinian may here be con- of Hervey of Highworth, co. Wilts, will be jectured to be in the act of proclaim- esteemed a favour by ANTIQUARIUS. ing, imniediately after one of the great