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The Menagerie at Exeter Change.
This fiftieth Exhibitiou of the Academy And the matchless collections in the na- contains 1117 paintings, drawings, and sculptional repository of the British Museum,--. tures ; the majority of which are superior to open every Monday, Wednesday, and any six of the best pieces in the first thirty Friday, to all who sign their names.
exhibitions at this school. Indeed, the most Other objects of attraction are found in enthusaistic admirer of the ancient schools the Bazaar, in Soho-square, and in the must admit, that there are some new pictures Western Exchange, Old Bond-street: also in this exhibition capable of ranking with in the Auction-rooms of Phillips, Christie, the best hundred pictures of those schools ; Squibb, Robins, &c. &c.---in which the most while there are few that are below mediocsplendid and rare works of art and manu- rity.--- Mon. Mag. facture are daily on exhibition or sale.
From the Literary Gazette. Aug. 1818.
peat the same brief visit at two or three FEMALE GAMBLERS. other parties in the course of the night. TT has always appeared to me that A dancer may escape the card-tax; but
1 the stronger passions, such as ava. a man of serious habits, and of middle rice, ambition, and revenge, are ill suit- age, must pay the forfeit of money and ed to the softer sex. They disfigure of time. the beauty of woman, and completelyltis astonishing how many hours this change her nature. Gaming, which is occupation engrosses in high life. Lady a compound of idleness and cupidity. Lansqanette assured me, that she playbut which excites these passions, has ed th
ed three rubbers of whist regularly every precisely the same tendency, and hur- evening
v and hur. evening, unless she sat down to some ries the fairest works of nature into the game of chance. In the former case. greatest excesses.
she devoted her three hours per diem There is, however, a minor species !
to cards ; in the latter the whole evenof play which is not so dangerous, and !
nd ing. In wet weather she played in which can be blamed only for the loss the morning ; and at Castle Costly, she of time which it occasions. It is one always spent two or three hours before of the taxes on a map in society, to be dinner at cards, when the state of the compelled to sit down for such a space aty
pare atmosphere or the roads prevented her of time at a card-table. at routs and going out. Averaging her play hours at other evening parties. I feel a je ne at four or tive per day, they compose sais quoi of misery and disqust the mo. one third of her time, since her Ladyment the fair lady of the house presents s
ne ship devotes (welve hours to rest. Now, me the pack of cards to draw one; and a
he: and abstracting four more for her toilette, I view myself destined to be fixed to which is not less than it takes, there are my clair for at least one rubber, or per
i but four more clear hours for any rahaps more. Then, farewell conversa
- tional employment, out of which breaktion ; farewell iny greatest amusement, la
en fast and dinner time are to be deducted. observation : farewell mirth and all,
I met with her the other night at variety.
Lady Racket's ; and she immediately A young Exquisitei* may just make hooked me in for a rubber. I had his appearance for a few minutes, make scarcely got clear of this engagement, his bow to the lady of the house, cast a
and of five guineas at the same time, glance round in order to be able to having,
ble to having lost five points upon the rub, count all the beauty and fashion in the when I was entreated to sit down to room, and then withdraw. throw him- cassino in company with Mrs. Marvelself into his chariot or vis-a-vis, and re
rex lous, Sir Herbert Maxion, and Lady
Longtick. I the more readily, bow• It may be well to observe that our Hermit di- ever, complied with ihe request of my vides the Dandies of fasbion into two principal classes, to one of which he gives the appellation of "3"
of right honourable hostess, since at cas" Exquisites," and to the other of " Ruffians. "-Ed, sino the attention is not so entirely taken
up; less importance it attached to the are always fortunate ; 'tis ny trick." game, and a little light and confused (Mrs. Marvellous) • Have you heard conversation may be allowed ; whilst that Lady Barbara Bankton bas' (interat wbist you see grave faces sitting in rupted by the Baronet)“ Cut, Madam;" judgment over your play, and observe as · Yes, Sir Herbert, she has cut, and left much interest and anxiety, as much si- her lovely children.' “ Your Ladylence and attention, as a speech of De- ship's game." · To the mercy of the mosthenes would have claimed from his world. How shocking for her three auditors.
daughters !' “ A double game.” (Mrs. “ Come," said Lady Racket to me, Marvellous) •She certainly liad the most “ you must make one at cassino; (then indulgent husband in the world.' “ The lowering her voice) you will have the base wretch, I have no patience with charms of Lady Longtick to contem- her.” “A hard rub. “Yet I could plate, and Mrs. Marvellous will amuse always see through her conduct." • Had you with some very astonishing stories you said thro' her drapery,' replied Sir in the intervals of dealing, etcetera.” Herbert, • I should have been satisfied • Your Ladyship’s commands are so that you were right, for she was a walkmany laws to me,' said I, as I resigned. ing transparency. But here comes her ly took my place at the table. “The cousin,the General.' “ The game is up." Hermit of Loodon," exclaimed Mrs. Released from the cassino table, I Marvellous, in half a whisper to Sir walked round the room, and cast an eye Herbert. They both elevated their on the different tables. I stopped for a eyebrows, as much as to say, here's a moment behind my friend Lord Levity's fellow who will observe us closely. I chair, and contemplated the countemade my best bow, and took iny seat. Dances at an unlimited loo. “I pass,"
I drew cards, and fell to the lot of said Lady Lavish, in a tone of brokenMrs. Marvellous. “You must not scold heartedness which told me that she had me if I play ill,” said she. “ Not for lost. Every feature was changed, the
the world,' answered I, • I never scoll. warm smile which gives such attractions - ed a lady in my life.' “ I wish I coupl to her countenance had disappeared ;
say as much of Sir Herbert,” said sha, dejection filled her eyes, and despair sat “indeed it was nothing short of cruel, on every feature. Mrs. Beverly was your crossness to Lady Maxton yester- also a great loser : not less than eighty day; you actually brought tears into guineas did she pay for her night's pasher eyes.” Nonsense,' exclaimed the time. She put on a sort of placid look, Baronet,' you know I wanted not to a well-bred indifference, a forced and play at all ; but the Nabob could not unnatural smile ; but nature, true to its make up his party without us, and I feelings, betrayed the secret of her hate above all things to play with my mind, and gave the outlines of revenge, wife; married couples Qever ought to and of disappointment to her counteplay together.'.“ Unless," interrupted nance. “ You are out of luck," obLady Longtick, “ they understand one served I. •A trifle or so,' answered another as well as our friends in Port- she, with an assumption of tranquillity land Place." • And then,' replied the which imposed upon nobody. Baronet, it is not very pleasant to play The other ladies (the eldest only against theni' (a general smile.) eighteen) were all anxiety. The natu
" It is your deal, Mrs. 'Marvellous.” ral lustre of their complexion was marro • Two and three are five.' “ The heart ed by a flush of intemperate feeling and is yours, Lady Longtick, and little cass over-desire to win. Their eyes were fails to me." .. Have you heard of the attentively riveted to the cards, and Royal marriages ? “Three tricks, by from time to time they communed with Jupiter !"'-— The naval Duke.' “Your each other by glances of satisfaction, kaave, my lady.”— I am quite out of doubt, or discontent. Whilst these three Juck; how many Queens?" (Sır Her- Graces were half metamorphosed by bert) One, and that's quite enough.' their attention to their bad or good for** Bravo, Mrs. Marvellous, "said I,“ you tune Colonel Crah sneered as he was
pocketing his gains ; and Lady Mary in an assumed tone of pity and of kindMoody expressed the intoxication of ness. • A sick head-ache which dissuccess. This she strove to stifle, but tracis me,' answered Lady L. and it flushed on her cheek, spoke on her Aounced away unattended by a beau, half opened lip, and sparkled in her which circumstance was observed with eyes. How little do these fair crea- different remarks and comments from tures, thought I, know how their looks half a dozen different quarters at once. betray them! So much are they a How little charity one female has for prey to the passion of gamning, that not another, thought I ! and at cards this even these magnificent Venetian mir- quality exists not. rors can bring a useful reflection to cure. I now perceived Sir Herbert, who them of this vice,
had been looking over his wife's play, I now moved towards the door, and and must have been giving hier some got into a crowd of beaux and of belles, unwelcome hints. “ Did I play ill in and into a confusion of tongues. The trumping ?” sweetly and sofily utiered broken sentences which came to my she in a silvery tone. Not at all,' reear from different quarters were ridicu- plied be, in a sharp tone: if you wishlous enough. Lady Racket was dis- ed to lose, you could not play better." coursing about a new novel; Sir Weth- She gently raised op her shoulders, and erby Justle was holding forth on horse- heaving a sigh, said, “ My dear, I am racing ; a new Member was affecting sorry for it.” • It's always the same,' the ministerial tone, and laying dowo exclaimed he, and broke unkindly away the law to a deaf Dowager who had from her. What a pity that a few hearis the best of it, for she was pàying at- and clubs, ill painted upon the surface tention to an antiquated Exquisite the of a card, should occasion such contend. whole time. Mrs. Marvellous told me ing passions, should sow such dissenthat Lady T- was ruined, and that sions, and embitter the hours of so she owed her butler only one thousand many rational beings !-that a card, guineas. “Lady Longtick has made played out of place or without judga good thing of it to-night," whispered sent, should mar the domestic felicity Lady R-—'s maiden aunt to a young bf an otherwise happy couple ! and Guardsman; “ her dress-maker will that Lady Maxton should persevere in now have a chance of being paid,"con- playing without any abatement of ill tinued she.
fortune abroad, or of dryness and blame Lady Lovemore passed by at this at home. moment convulsed with rage, but bri- I now perceived a number of the dling her temper as well as she could. beau monde going to their carriages, She had not only lost at cards, but per- and, upon striking my repeater, found ceived a happy rival in the affections of that it was four o'clock. Thus were the Colonel, to whom he was paying four hours consumed, when I retired to the warmest assiduities, and her rival rest ; but the countenances at the loohad smiled contempt. Lady Racket table were before my eyes in my dream, even seemed to enjoy the defeat of La- apd I longed to be able to give a little dy Lovemore: “ I fear that your Lady- advice to the fair creatures in question. ship is not well,” said Lady' R. to her
Tae Hermit in London.
MINUTIÆ LITERARIÆ. OBSERVATIONS, ANECDOTES, &C. ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE HISTORY OF LITERATURE.
From the London Monthly Magazines, &c. Aug 1818. . ANECDOTE OF HEYLIN. the New Forest, Hampshire, with diTHIS celebrated inun,soon after pub. rections where his servalit should meet
I lisbing his Geography of the World, hiin to conduct hun thither. As soon accepted an invitation to spend a few as he was joined by the gentleman's serweeks with a Geotleman who lived on vant, they struck off into ibe thick of the
Observations, Anecdotes, &c.--Ancient Papers.
forest, and after riding some time, Mr. to a tree; pass him through the pikes Heylin asked if that was the right road; instantly, or slioot thein ail before my. and to his astonishment received for an- face; cut me in pieces those lellows swer that the conductor did not know, who hold out that steeple against the but he had heard there was a very near king; burn this village, set fire to the cut to his master's house through the country for a quarter cl a league round; thicket; and he certainly thought, as and all this, without any interioission of Mr. Heylio had written the “ Geogra- his paters, tiin he had finished them, as phy of the World,” that such a road he would have thought it a great sin to could not have been unknown to him. put thein off for another hour, so tenLORD CHATHAM.
der was his conscience.' His eloquence was of every kind,
This scrupulous devotion, and his
? intolerant zeal against here-y, bave, tranquil, vebement, argumentative, or inoralizing, as best suited the occasion.
however, given him the epithet of a In 1764, he maintained the illega:ity
1. christian hero; and he prided hiinsellin of general warrants with great energy
- nothing more than being the first Chris
tian Baron of Europe. His great poin the House of Cominons. “ By the British Constitution," said be, “ every
lirical maxin was, 'one faith, one law, man's house is his castle ; not that it is
one king;' and he steailily supported the surrounded with walls and battlements,
royal authority, amid all the storms and for it may be a straw-built sted: Eve
vicissitudes of faction. As a general
he had little success, yet he maintained sy wind of heaven may blow around it, all the elements of nature may enter in;
n: the character of a great commander,
» which he deserved by a long series of but the King cannot, the King dares pot.”
useful and active services. Fenelon. A person talking to Fenelon upon the From the Monthly Magazine, July, 1818. subject of the criminal laws of France, ORIGINAL PAPERS IN THE BRITand approving of the many executions
ISH MUSEUM. wbich had taken place under it, in op- Decrees and Orders of the University position to the arguments of the Arch
of Cambridge. (Extracts.) bishop, said, “I maintain that such Noe laylor in towne to make great persons are unfit to live.” “But, my breeches under the forfeiture of 101. friend,' said Fenelon, you do not re- It was decreed by Dr. Meye, viceflect that they are still more unfit to die.' chancellor, that noe inhabitant in the
ANNE DE MONTMORENCI. town of Cambridge, being either scholer The Constable Montmorenci deser- or scholer's servant, can or may be privedly ranks among the illustrious men vileged by that title from the comi on of bis age, though his great qualities dayes workes of mendinge the highwaye. were balanced by many defects. In item. It was ordered and decreed tenper he was harsh, austere, and dic- (Dec. 2, 1579,) that only And. Smyth, tatoriai, obstinale in his opinions, and and Tho. Medcalfe, for that they were impatient of contradiction. He was apprentices to the mistery of waxeaccounted exceedingly pious, but his chandelers, should sell torches and religion was much more that of a sol- lyuks within the town of Cambridge, dies than of a christian. Brantome and noe other. gives the following lively picture of it. Eodem. It was likewise ordered • He never failed every morning to say and decreed yt Tybbe, because he only his paternosters, whether he staid at was brought up in the mistery of breubome, or mounted on horseback; but ing alt, should only brew aie in the it was a saying in the army, Takecare of towne, and noe other. the paternosters of monsieur the Con- Brewers shall pute noe ale to sell stable; for his way was, while reciting till they have sent for ye taster to tasy it: or mattering them, as any disorders or doing the contrary, for every time, io irregularities came in his view, to cry, forfeit vid. Take me up such a inan; lie that other Severall women are coni anded to
ward; for that, contrary to ye charters, for setting upp ye trade of a ferrier, bethey bye apples, eg, butter, peese, &c. ing under ye age of thirty yeares, and to sell againe before ili of the clock, &c. not married : sed quia constitit illam
Johnson's wite for sculdinge and for artem non contineri in catalogo eoru! slanderinge her neighbours, is adjudged qui phibentur in statulo, diinillur ab to the cokking-stool.
ulteriori molestia. Thos. Thaxter, of Cambridge, is con- Rob'. Spakeman, for haveinge two dem'ied to stande at ye bull ringe for wives, is condemned 10 stande in a counterferinge a pricept in Mr. Vice sheete upon the market-bill, &c. and 10 Chuc. name, Ấc.
doe ye like in ye parish where he was Rich. Wright is aierced in ye list married.
JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN ENGLAND.
From the New Monthly Magazine, August, 1818. W E next went to Holyrood House, state. It contains some monuments :
the ancient palace of the Kings a very old one of white marble, made of Scotland. It is situated on the East in Italy, is shewn in the lower, and side of the Old Town, and forms a large considered as a curiosity, froin its square. At present it is inhabited by having escaped destruction in the nusome of the nobility, the Marquis of merous civil wars. Douglas, Lord Daninore, &c. A great We were told of a singular privilege hall, adorned with the portraits of the of this palace, in which debtors who Kings of Scotland, is used for the election cannot satisfy their creditors, find an of Peers to serve in Parlia:nent. A par- asyluin fro:n prosecution by thein. ticular interest is excited by the apart. From Holyrood House we were ments formerly inhabited by Queen taken to the Register Office, where the Mary Stuart, in which all the furniture public and family archives of Scotland has remained unchanged ever since, are preserved. This establishmeot preThere are two rooms, each with a closet vents many lawsuits, by the careful preadjoining. The red damask curtains, servation of all family writings. ? he bordered with green fringe, bave suf- most ancient of the documents here is fered by time, and are much damaged: of the year 1 105, and of the reign of the Queen's arm-chair, harpsicord and King David An aged woman, who toilet, on the other hand, are in good understands how to render old faded preservation. Next to hier roon is the inanuscripts legible, is employed for cabinet in which she was at supper in that purpose in this office. the company of the Countess ot' Argyle, We viewed St. George's Church, and of Rizzio, when Lord Dardly eo- which is built in the Greek style, and tered at the head of the conspirators, ascended into the laniern of the dome, aud dragged the unhappy favourite into from which there is an extensive prosthe bed-chamber, where he was murder- pect over the city and the surrounding ed. In this room bey shew a trap-door country, as far as the sea. leading to the private staircase, by which On the 5th of Di-cember we visited the murderers entered. On the floor the buildings where the Scotch parliathey pointed out some drops of blood, ment met betore the Union : it is used which, as we heard, are fresh painted at present for the sittings of the Courts every year. In one of the roops there of Justice. The Courts happened to is a picture of Lord Darnley; and in a be sitting that day, and a place was givcloset a glove is preserved, which is said en us near the Judges; though I did to have belonged to him. They also not understand what was said, I pershew a sinall oil painting of the Queen, ceived that the mode of proceeding was
Near the palace there is a chapel in like that in England, which has been the Gothic style, but in a very ruinous imitated in France. In another Hall + Continued from page79.
we found the Court of Exchequer as