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anecdotes, both relating to the fainily away, still thinking honour enough was out any provision made for them. At that of the Stuarts :-
not done them, he returned and bowed time only sixteen of them had survived Dundee's Officers. When King Wil- again, but burst into tears. The body the fate of their companions, and of these, liam was advised to send a great body of kneeled, bent their heads and eyes sted-ooly four arrived in Scotland, to give troops to Scotland, after the defeat of fastly upon the ground, and then starting warning by their example to their counKillicranky, he said, “ It was needless, up at once, passed him with the usual ho- trymen, though to too inany of them in the war ended with Dundee's life.” The nours of war, as if it was only a coinmon vain, to distrust for ever the promises and observation was just; for though the review they were exhibiting. They were Batteries of l'rance.' Highland army descended into the lo sent from thence to the frontiers of Spain, The Pretender.-—When the last effort countries of Scotland, under the Generals a march of nine hundred miles on foot of the exiled House of Stuart to recover Buchan and Cannon, and were engaged Wherever they passed, they were receiv- the throne of Great Britain, had been dein several actions, yet these actions were ed with tears by the women, and with all-feated by the fatal battle of Culloden, the indecisive; and, after two languid cam miration by the men. They were always Pretender was surrounded by armed paigns, a peace was concluded. The the foremost in battle, and the last in re-troops, who chased hiin from hill to dale, castle of Edinburgh had been surrendered treat. Of all the troops in the service, from rock to carern, and from shore ta some time before by the Duke of Gor they were most obedient to orders. Twice shore. Sometimes be lurked in caves don, whom the superiority of Dundee's only they disobeyed; the first time was at and cottages, without attendants, or any genius was no longer at hand to direct. the siege of Roses, where they had fallen other support but that which the poorest But the duke, in the manner of his sur into di-eases, and been ordered to quit peasant could supply. At others, he was render, preserved the dignity of his rank the camp for their recovery; but they de rowed in fishing-boats, from isle to isle, and of his ancestors. He said,
he had layed to obey, until they had sent a re- among the Hebrides, and often in sight of so much confidence in the descendants of monstrance to Marshal "Noailles against his pursuers. For some days he travelled James J, that thougli lie must insist on a what they termed an affront. The se in woman's attire, and even passed through pardon for his garrison, he would stipu- cond instance of their inattention was upon the midst of his enemies unknown. Une late no terms for hiinself." Upon the the following occasion: the Germans had derstanding that his disguise was discopeace with the Higl:landers, the common made a lodgment in an island in the vered, he assumed the habit of a travel men retired to their homes, but many of Rhine; the French, from an opinion that ling inountaineer, and wandered about their officers were, in consequence of a the river was inpassable without boats, among the woods and heatlrs with a matcapitulation, landed in France.
had ordered a number for the passage ted beard, and squalid looks, exposed to The conduct of these officers while in Among other troops intended for the ser- hunger, thirst, and fatigue, and in continexile, was worthy of the happiest clay's of vice, this company was ordered to keep a ual danger of being discovered. Athens or Sparta. The ollicers were a station opposite to the island, until the • It is a strong proof the integrity of the: hundred and fifty in number, all of ho- boats slould arrive. But finding, upon ex- Scottish peasantry, that he was obliged to pourable birth. attached to their chief. amination, the fore, though difficult, not trust his life to the fidelity of fifty indivitains and to each other in their political impassable, they, according to the cus. Quals, many of whom were in the lowest principles, only to blame, yet glorying in tom of the Highlanders in wading through paths of life; and although they knew them. Upon their arrival in France, rivers, joined their hands together; en- that a price of 30,0001. was set upon bis pensions were assigned to them by the tered the river in a line with its current, head, and that by betraying him they french king. But upon the conclusion of the strongest men in the upper part, and should gain wealth and affluence, yet the civil war, these pensions were with the weakest in the under, so that those they disdained the thought of obtaining drawn, because the object no longer ex. who were highest up the stream broke all riches on such terms, and ministered to isted for which they had been given. its force; and thus, with their arms and his necessities with the utmost zeal and Finding themselves, therefore, a load clothes on their shoulders, they passed to fidelity, even at the hazard of their own upon the late King, whose finances could the island in the sight of both armies on destruction. scarcely suffice for himself, they petition. the opposite banks, and drove ten times • In the course of these peregrinations, ed that prince for leave to form them their number from the lodgment. The he was more than once hemmed in by his schies into a company of private sentinels, French cried out in admiration, “A gen- pursuers, in such a manner as seemed to asking no other favour, than that they tleman, in whatever station, is still a gen preclude all possibility of escaping, yet might be permitted to choose their own tleman.” " Le gentilhomme est toujours he was never abandoned by hope or preofficers. James assented. They repaired gentilhomme.” The place is called l’Isle sence of mind; he still found some expe. to St. Germains to be reviewed by him, d'Ecosse to this day.
dient that saved him from captivity and before they were incorporated into the *All collective human virtues are sul. death, and through the whole course of
A few days after they lied with the selfishness of individuals. his distresses, he maintained the most surcame, they posted themselves in accoul- | The officers to whom they had yielded prising equanimity and good humour. trements borrowed from a French regi- their independence, and whom they had * At length, a privateer of St. Malo, ment, and drawn up in order, in a place chosen to command their equals, cheater hired by the younger Sheridan and some through which he was to pass us he went them of their pay, poor as it was, of their other Irish adherents, arrived in Lochto the chase, an amusement of which be clothes, and of the presents which the rannach; and on the 28th of September, became passionately fond after the loss of generous had sent them. The French, this unfortunate prince embarked in the his kingdom. He asked who they were? inattentive to their patience, fatigues, and habit which he wore for disguise. His and was surprised to find that they were services, sent them from the frontiers of eye was hollow, his visage wan, and his the saine men with whom, in garbs better Spain, to Alsace, a march as long as the constitution greatly impaired by famine suited to their ranks, he had the day be former. In this route their clothes fell to and fatigue. Ile was accompanied by fore conversed with at his levee. Struck tatters. After they passed Lyons, the coun. Cameron of Lochiel, and his brother, with the levity of his own amusement, try was covered with snow; they often with a few other exiles. They set sail for contrasted with the misery of those who wanted the necessaries of life; yet no France ; and after having passed unseen, were suffering for him, he returned pen, complaints were heard amongst thein, exo by means of a thick fog, through a British sive to the palace. The day lie revieweil cept for the suiterings of him whom they squadron commanded by Admiral Lesthem, he passed along the ranks, wrote in accounted their sovereign.
tock, and being chased by two English his pocket book every gentleman's name, • After six years' service, they were ships of war, arrived in safety at Roscau, and gave him his thanks in particular, and broke, when the peace was concluded, on near Morlaix, in Bretagne. then removing to the front, bowed to the the higher part of the Rhine, fifteen hun
• The remainder of the life of the Prebody with his bat ost. Alter he had gone I dred miles from their homes, and with tender, is but one continued scene of dis
grace and misfortune. His heart, that what might be expected from him, if ever Original Communications. had been proud of his exalted lineage, be acquired sovereign power. Sir J. Harwas broken; liis high and chivalrous spirit rington and Col. Goring, who suffered was entirely subdued ; and from the themselves :o be imprisoned with bim, ra
ORIGINAL LETTER tiine of his leaving Scotland, all his acts ther than desert him, when the rest of his FROM A CORRESPONDENT AT THE CAPE OF, are those of a man driven to desperation. family and attendants fiel, were after• It is a fact, though often doubied until wards obliged to quit fiis service on ac
Cape Town, May 31, 1921. the recent publication of Dr. King's Anec count of his illiberal behaviour.'
MY DEAR FRIEND, After sixteen dotes, that the Pretender was in England • When his father died at Rome, in mouths interval of suspense, and may I in the year 1750. The impatience of his 1766, Charles demanded to be recognized sax anxious doubt, I learn that, in friends who were in exile,'had formed a as King of England, in the same manner September last, I had friends who cast scheme wbich was impracticable; but al- that his father had been; but the congre- a thought on the uncertain destiny of though it had been as feasible as they had gation established by the Pope for decid
*., and offered a wish and fervent represented it, yet no preparation had ing on the manner in which he was to be been made, nor was anything ready to received and treated, declared that the prayer for success to his enterprise. carry it into execution. He was soon sovereign pontiff had too many measures
I had expected early in the present convinced that he had been deceived; to keep with England, on account of the year to have, my bones given to ma. and, therefore, after a stay in London of Roman Catholics in the British doininions nure the barren fields of Africa; but. five days only, be returned to the
continent. in Europe and America, to acknowledge have been spared to struggle with ad; . Dr. King, who was one of the staunch- him king of Great Britain.
versity a little longer. I am now, est adherents of the Pretender, and who • Orders were accordingly given, that thank Heaven, in tolerable health, and had many interviews, as well as a constant no person should presuine to give the licorrespondence with him for some years, tle of King, to the Chevalier Charles.
no way low in spirits, although my draws a very unfavourable character of This order, however, was neglected, or
prospects are destroyed as a medical. him, after the failure of his enterprise had rather disobeyed, by the friars of San To man; and as a farmer, I am without blusted all his hopes, and he had acquired maso delli Inglesi, who had a college for the ground to cultivate, or skill to cultivices in his misfortunes which he never education of English Roman Catholics, the vate it, if in my possession. No proafterwards overcome.
Scotch College, and the two lrish convents; fessional man can succeed here unless : He had not,' says the doctor, - made who all, on four successive days, thought he possesses some portion of indepen-, the belles lettres, or any of the finer arts, fit to receive him with that kind of cere- dent property, or is ou half pay from his study, which surprised me much, con- mony which is only usual towards the the army or navy ; such inen do well, : sidering his preceptors, and the noble op. Pope and crowned heads. llis holiness, but all others fail. portunities he must always have had in when inforined of the circumstance, ban
General merchants that nursery, of all the elegant and liberal ished the superiors of all those colleges pend on these two for employ, and
and farmers, with mechanics, who des arts and science. I never heard him ex- and convents from Rome.' press any noble or benevolent sentiments,
In passing through this part, we boys also may insure success. There ibe certain indications of a great soul and could not help observing how much it are already too many medical prace a good heart; or discover any sorrow or confirms an observation of Lord Bo-titioners here, and the Dutch, who are compassion for the suffering of so many lingbroke, that to a rational mind ba- very numerous, prescribe for them, cause. But the most odious part of bis uishment is not a severe punishment; selves. I am, therefore, an unsettled character is his love of money, a vice the exile excites so much sympathy, settler ; and, as Macbeth says, I bewhich I do not remember to have been that it goes far to compensate for the lieve I shall very soun “throw physic imputed by our historians to any of his loss of home.
to the dogs. ancestors, and is the certain index of a
The original mode of dividing the base and little mind. I know it may be The New Union Spelling Book or Bri- lands is by time instead of measurement; urged, that a prince in exile ought to be an economist; and so he ought ; but ne
tish Youths' First Instructor, being the hours are generally formed at disvertheless, his purse should be always
a Plain and Easy Guide to Spelling tances, increasing from half hours ou. open, as long as there is any thing in it, to
and Reading, containing the Beau- horseback, and from the intervention relieve the necessities of his friends and ties of Dilworth, Fenning, and Vyse. of high mountains, it frequently ocadherents. King Charles the Second, By Horatio Murray. pp. 144. Loncurs, that places within pistol shot of during his banishment, would have shared don, 1821.
each other, in actual distance, canthe last pistole in his pocket with his little This spelling- book is printed with a
not be visited in less than one or two family. But
But I have known this gentle bold type, and contains numerous cuts hours, unless a baboon were the coulman, with two thousand louis d'ors in his descriptive principally of the reading ;
rier : of these there are enough, could strong box; pretend he was in great dis the words are well arranged, and though we make any use of them. I have Paris, who was not in affluent circum- we are not certain that the beauties of met, on the road, twenty to fly ut stances. His most faithful servants, who Dilworth, Fenning, and Vyse, are here- a time; they alway's scarnper to had closely attended him in all his in exhibited, yet ihe contents are such the heights of the rocks, which difficulties, were in rewarded.
Two as are well calculated to engage a every where surround us, and the Frenchmen, who had left every thing to child's attention, while they will very one of them turns round to watch the follow his fortune, who had been sent as much facilitate its progress in education. motions of the intruder, inaking, a couriers through half Europe, and execut. We advise the publisher, in his second noise somewhat like the barking of a ed their commissions with great ponctuais edition, to substitute matter of more dog, only louder and more harsh; alcharged without any faults imputed to permanent and general utility for the ways when at rest, they have one set as them, or any recompense for their pastpoein' which is printed on the last page. a watch, and should he fail to give service. To this spirit of avarice, may be -On what authority does Mr. Murray notice of any approach, he receives a added his insolent maniler of treating his spell center for centre,' and introduce hearty thrashing from the coinpany or iminediate dependants, very unbecoming participles as simple words ? lying, for family. Of other animals and venoma great prince, and a sure prognostic ofl instance: let hiun consider of t'is.
ous reptiles I need not wote; bey are
very abundant, and are the dread of which, they were informed by Lord ever, the time of our arrival (being the the farmers for the ruin which they Bathurst, was their destination, and 2nd of June), when vegetation wears create.
had made their preparations according- its brightest hues, the abundance of To convince you that I do not wholly ly-and, supposing the Nysna to be bushes and blossoms which every where mis-spend my time, since here I have pre-occupied, bis expectations were si-abounded, gave the whole country a acquired sufficient knowledge of Dutch inilar. But, to the disappointment of very pleasing appearance, especially to be able to read the · Death of Abel,' all parties, on presenting their let when viewed at a sinall distance, and, in the original language, which I find ters to Col. Bird, the Colonial Secre. therefore, when at daylight, and in the in general is much finer than the Eng- tary, he informed them, the lands of morning. we surveyed from the open lish translation. It was singular that the Nisna were the private property of plain (where we had arrived at midparts of my letter * were again tran- George Rex, Esq. and, therefore, the night), the oak trees spreading their scribed from the public papers, and government, willing to locate the Irish luxuriant branches, and the orange l'ead to me from an epistle by a gentle parties distinctly from the others, had trees displaying their golden fruit in man here, which he had received from appointed them lands in Jan Deysel's the garden of the Drosdy, we were all the furthest part of Ireland, Nov. or Valley, on the banks of the Oliphant's delighted, for we had previously deterDec.: this assured ine you were in ex- river." The remonstrances of Mr. In- mined to find Jan Deysel's Valley a istence.
grain and others, unconnected with beautiful place, and were unwilling to I will trespass on you officially to Mr. Parker, were silenced by the as- be disappointed. But, in less than a communicate to the Literary Chroni- surance that these lands were the most month, when the novelty had worn off, cle the following
fertile in the whole colony, and that the when we had examined every hill and History of the Colonization of Clanwil river being navigable thirty miles up, dale more closely, and when we had
liam District of Tullagh, Cape of offered a ready passage for produce to conversed a little with the old inhabiGood Hope.
the Cape inarket. Mr. P. not ap- tants, we were obliged to own that all On the 1st of May, 1820, the Fanny, proving of an inland location, deter- the lands given to one hundred and twentransport, contaiving the parties of
mined on examining the place before ty-five families were not worth so many John Ingram, Esq. and twenty-six ar- he took his party up, and therefore pounds, as froin eight miles in length ticled men, with their families, in all proceeded over land, while we in the by two and a half to four in breadth, sixty-nine persons; Captain Thomas ships returned round Cape Point to six hundred acres of arable land could Butler and his twelve families; and Saldanha Bay, for debarkation. When not be obtained, and for each family to Captain Walter Synnot, with ten fami- Mr. P: rejoined us, the account he have a small garden, that dear object lies, anchored in Simmon's Bay, and brought was by no means agreeable, of independence which had tempted rejoined the East Indian, which had as he declared the lands unequal to the them to so great a distance from their on board Mr. Parker and seventy-six support of half the persons destined to native honie, was impossible: on the families. This.gentleinan had, in Lon-be located thereon; and he immedi- portion allotted to me and my servant, don, presented a plan to government
ately remonstrated with the govern- I could not have grown a cabbage, so for forming a new sea-port towo at the ment, and positively refused to accept I left it where I found it and as I found mouth of the Nysna, to be called New them. Captain Synnot and Captain it, except that I cut a walking stick
Butler were inclined to do the same, from one of the wild almond trees, some of the London papers of August Mr. P.'s speculations were thwarted, runs by its side. some of the London papers of August but Mr. Ingram knowing that where growing in the Oliphant's river, which and September, 1819. Jo consequence his judgment was not always good, be received letters, recommending the
We now found we had been sent government of this colony to comply
said, “If we refuse the lands appoint- here before government had received as far as possible with his wishes; but ed for us without trying them, we can- the report of the coinmissioner who had the parties on board the Fanny having tified, whereas, if, on trial, they prove quality of the place, and that could the
not expect our views to be further gra- been to examine as to the extent and no connection with him, had no expec- Jeficient, i kuow the English govern- king err (for the colonial secretary is tations but of going to Algoa Bay, ment too well to suppose it will make an almost despotic king here), be would
* This very interesting document alluded to, us sufferers for yielding to its wishes; have repented of what had been done ; is inserted in No.69 of the literary Chronicle
: I am ready to land.' This conduct indeed, a short time after our arrival, conveyed into several of the diurnal papers influenced the others so far, that Cap- when Mr. P. positively refused the alwithout the slightest acknowledgment (the tain B. followed him the next day; lotment offered him, an order was sent Herald excepted). — They order thiese matters Captain S. on the following; and a to the landrost, directing that, in case botter in France. The Rerue Encyclopedique, great part of Mr. P.'s party a few days Mr. Parker did not accept the lands which borrows from us less freely than many of afterwards.
destined for his seventy-six families, our countrymen, acknowledges the obligation, in the following terms, which we confes3 are We were divided into four parties, they should be given in addition to Mr. too flattering for our modesty ; and we only of ten, twelve, twelve, and sixteen, ox- Ingram's, who has only twenty-seven! quote the passage in order to show how much waygons, for the use of which it was At length, in consequence of the reour neighbours the French surpass our English given us to understand, we were to pay peated complaints of Messrs. Parker, cotemporaries in liberality :-Ce journal, qui after the rate of two rix-dollars, or four ingram, and Synuot, the latter received prunterons quelquefois des articles, est entière- shillings each waggon for every travel an addition of all land belonging to ment consacié à la litierature et aux beaux arts. ling hour; but it has never been de the Drosdy, excepting only the garden Il contient des analyses d'ouvrages, des articles manded. After a tedious journey of and about two acres before the house, originaux, des aperçus de mceurs, des morceaux de poésie, enfin les nouvelles des théatres, &c.;
seven days, we arrived at the promised with other advantages, and promises of il, est habilement rédigé.'—Vide Rerue Ency- land, but, alus! found it no “land patrovageand favour: auda circularletclopedique, l'aris, 108, 1621. -LD.
dlowing with milk and honey.' Ilow-l ter was addressed 10 the others cons taining a sort of reproof for their impa- | labours vanish,--that even the potatoe- raised to its height Mr. logram's intience and dissatisfaction; but contain-bed, like the corn-field, would yield dignation and contempt, whose noble ing an offer to remove them, or so many them no harvest, and hearing that good mind, ever disregardful of himself, is of them as chose to be removed to the workmen might obtain high wages watching opportunities to benefit those Zwrireveld, their original destination, anongst the farmers, availed them around him, to relieve the distressed, there to be victualled at the expense of selves of any excuse for endeavouring to support the weak, and to free the the government until the next harvest to break the contract, under which oppressed; and he was further stimu(which must be at least eighteen they are bound to serve Mr. I. three lated to oppose it by feeling that the months). This was accepted by two-years. The remaining members of character of his country was injured thirds of Mr. Parker's party, and Cap- Parker's party also began to clamour thereby. This gentleman's opposition tain Butler, with the whole of his men, at not having received a proper division being found in some measure effective, and Mr. Ingram would also have gone, of the settlement since the departure of it became an object with the assailing but, expecting to obtain the lands of the others, and which could not be party to lessen the regard which he had Parker, he had commenced building, made without the presence of their hitherto obtained from all parties : he purchased timber, farming stock, and head, who had continued in Cape was misrepresented to Government, atensils, &c. &c., and the corn he had | Town and its vicinity, annoying the which, without deigning to account sown and the vegetables he had planted Government with plans and proposi.) for its conduct, cast himn off. looked well, for all which he demand. tions equally vague and fruitless, until In November, the corn harvest have ed to be repaid; but this demand was he was ordered to visit and do his dutying failed almost throughout the colonot listened to, and the only advantage by his party; this order he refused to ny, from the excessive drought, but he obtained was the land vacated by obey, and, in consequence, a notice particularly in the district of Clan Capt. Butler, after paying this gentle was served on him and them, that Go-William, the Government fonod it man four hundred rix dollars, for what vernment would no longer consider necessary to supply the settlers with had been done upon it during the two him head, but directed them to choose provisions, and sent a commissary to months he possessed it.
another, and that the district surveyor. attend to their distribution, but, unMr. Ingram, at this time, stood high should, under the direction of the fortunately, chose for this purpose a in the governor's opinion, for his acti- landrost and Capt. S., divide the man highly arrogant and self conceited, vity and abilities, and several objects lands among them; but this could not and destitute of those honourable prinproposed by him for the benefit or con- immediately be done, as the land-sur- ciples or that polite education, which venience of the settlers, were promoted, reyor was not present, nor did he choose alone can render the society of such a and his plans adopted; such as facili- to return to his duty, so that, after a person bearable ; add to this, he is a tating matrimony and the appointment suspense of four months, a new one Dane, and in politics a rank radical. of a magistrate of minor powers, in- was appointed. The troubles and dis. On his arrival, Mr. Ingram did every tended to assist the Dutch in giving content excited by these causes, was, thing to facilitate the objects of Gojustice to the English, and also to act by a little dexterous management, di- vernment,--and much was in his powwhere admissible as arbitrator, or ra- rected to annoy in the extreme the er; but not being inclined to flatter ther umpire, between disputing par- very worthy landrost, whose most anx- the vanities of others, it was not long ties; and on the minister receiving his ious wish was to promote the interests that he and the commissary could appointment, he offered to build him a of all parties and unite them in friend- agree, especially as Ingram was a strong church and house, but on conditions ship, and who never exerted the rigour government-man, and his brother a which could not be complied with, un- of law but with the greatest reluctance. lieutenant at the assailment of Copentil it received the sanction of the Go- Capt. Synnot is a man who, with a hagèn; and another person, being devernment at home. He was also re- very specious outside, pursues the ob- sirous of causing or encouraging any ceived as the friend of the landrost, jects of his comfort, interests, or am- disagreenient between then, humoured and resided in the Drosdy's house. bition, without for a moment regarding the foibles of the aggressing; disputes All this awakened the jealousy of Capt. how far the comfort or interest of other arose in the end; such representations Syopot, between whom and Ingram a persons are injured. Mr. Bergh is old, were made of Mr. I. to the Governdisagreement had existed from on board and perhaps a little indecisive in his ment, that he was ordered to quit the the ship, and who, with his wife and proceedings. Government intimated, Drosdy House, where he had occupied children, had hitherto resided at a or at least Capt. S. reported, that if a small sleeping room, and to reside farmer's, two hours and a half from they could find an excuse for displac- on his lands, although they are not a his location, until a cottage could be ing him, he should have the appointo pistol-shot distant; and Capt. Synnot furnished for their reception; this was ment; it therefore became his object is allowed to reside off from his lands, nearly completed when he stopped its to bring him into disgrace or to induce and in a government building. The progress and rode off to Cape Town, him to resign, and to one of these ends arbitrary nature of this order will be made a piteous complaint, and was al- were all his endeavours directed. The better understood, when it is known lowed an appointment of Special Heem- landrost's cattle were pounded, if they that Capt. S. has discharged nearly all raod, or English Magistrate. About came on Capt. Synnot's land, while his his men, while Mr. Ingram, in obedi. this time, early in October, the effects cattle were allowed to get food where ence with his instructions and condiof the uncommon dryness of the sea- they could find it,--and the landrost's tions of his coming here, continues to son began to display itself, as the garden was the only place, until he relieve the whole of his men, and even brackish nature of soine parts of the had not a blade of vegetable to place was receiving into his employ two of grounds had already done ; dissatisfac- upon his table. Such conduct, its ob- Mr. Parker's and one of Capt. Syn- ' tion became visible ainong Ingram's ject, and effect, was much easier seen not's men, whom the one could not men, who, seeing all benefit from their land felt than it is described, and it support, or the other had discharged, in consequence of his large fanıily, but pocket-handkerchief lost, and you sports began, and two Indians, I 8119arrived lately; as he did so, Mr. Com- have escaped insult for the lack of el pect coloured for the fair opportunity, missary discontinued issuing the yo- bow-room. Well, muster np courage combatted very dexterously with veroment rations to these persons. and follow the visitors where they swords: this was the best thing I ob
These circumstances induced Mr. I. lead the way,' and you will presently served daring the whole veluti in speto write very warm letters to the Go- be found in the centre of a confused culum of the afternoon. But to provernment against the Commissary, and mass of people of both sexes and all ceed. Many pictures larger than life demanding that his own character and descriptions. The din of trumpets, were hung enticingly gay in other parts conduct should be investigated; but and almost all other wind and string of the fair. There was a giant with no notice being taken of this through instruments, will fill your ears with well-contrasted dwarfs by bis side; I the regular channel, he at length, see- discord and your eyes with wonder, dare say all old acquaintances to those ing three families, including, in all, while you lift them at the elevated who annually visit here. There was seventeen persons, nearly in a state of troops, courts, and assemblies of ac- much good dancing every where, very starvation, and that provisions for them tors, posture-masters, mountebanks, laughable tricks, though somewhat could not be purchased, wrote a very conjurors, ventriloquists, equestrians, clownish, and tumbling in all direcindignant letter to the government, tumblers, and jugglers. Take it for tions, even where nobody was directed marking it private.' For some ex- granted, that you are witnessing the to tumble. pressions this contains, he has been better parts of the performances free of I now come to the wild beasts, as summoned to town, to answer, first, expense; for, of what is called fun and they are called. If representations of for writing and publishing a seditious drollery, wit, satire, and cajollery, the animals fighting and conquering one libel against the Government and cer- most is displayed . to their elegant and another were sushcient, no child would tain its civil servants ; but, after- fashionable audience,' as a metropoli- muster courage to venture near the wards, it was thought well to leave out tan play-bill would word it,-outside. pictures even; but I determined to the word ' seditious,' as his loyalty is on a platform, you may witness the enter the deserts of Arabia, and the too well known. A complaint made. Coronatioo !' without a five or fifty uttermost parts of the earth, and, as it by several of his men, some tiine ago, guinea ticket. I cannot convey an idea will appear, not only came home in. has also been taken up now, and forty- of this splendid pageant ; but it is a safety, but inuch gratifiesl., Lions pine 'persons have been brought this mock-heroic, tragico-comico, proces- playing with children, tigers shaking immense distance, hoping to crush sion. Naturally enough, some gawky hands with their keepers, monkeys cahim by the weight of expenses and by and dumpty herbwomen, as good, per- pering for nuts, are really remarkable, the sentence which it is determined, if haps, as their originals, for both, you bat stilt more so that of the unwieldy possible, to give against him, and stig- know, were suitably painted; whether elephant, only eleven years old, who inatise his character before the repre- Aurora and Flora had a hand in this, is bolts and unbolts doors, takes money sentation he has sent to Lord Bathurst another question; then the earls' nar- and even pins in her delicate trunk, can be attended to. But, it seenis, all shals, and afterwards follows a coronet discharges a blunderbuss, and does seis contrary to their expectations ;-he of the Queen, carried on a cushion by a veral other feats equally surprising. is not new to a court of law, and he most beautifully bewitching creature ;
You will perceive by my paper, that clearly proves, that whatever happens next, a dozen officers of state-the I must be abrupt; and, upon the from our location at Clanwilliam, it is champion keeps their rear, mounted on whole, I think the fair this year hus the fault of those who sent us there, leg-back, and armed cap-a-pie. My been got up nothing inferior to those and inust by them be answered for. conscience, how his tin armour shines times when under the histrionic control Adieu. Your's ever,
J. A. in the gorgeous display of royalty ! Su- of Benny Johnson and other worthies
perb! superbly brilliant, indeed! of the olden time.' I am aware that
Then the crown of the King, the scep-! have omitted many wonders, particuBARTHOLOMEW FAIR.
tre, with other regalia ; and, under a larly of the mighty splendour and ex(FOR THE LITERARY CHRONICLE.)
canopy, majesty itself! How gracious- quisite dialogues which charm the My Dear ***,-'Among several in- ly this royal monarch smiled on the ears of the groundlings. Not venquiries, you desire to have a descrip- people! It was really delectable to turing forth at unseasonable hours, tion of Bartholomew Fair. First, then, witness his condescension! Then fol. however seasonable the opportunity, imagine to yourself a large irregular lowed the bigh prelate, his grace the the rest must be reserved for a better built square, on each side of which are Arch-bishop of Canterbury, and other pen and other inclinations. booths, decorated with gilt ginger- hishops in their gowns and wigs; the Your's ever, Nichol Novice. bread, representing kings in their Spanish ambassador, with a long train
P.S. I would observe, the polar crowns and dolls in their teens; in of nobility, or rather substitute, mobili- bear is obliged to be watered Every fire which all kinds of stationery, turnery, ty. Harlequin, clown, and pantaloon, hours, to keep it alive; the dogs, so confectionery, 'haberdashery, and ima- closed this gratifying national recrea- recently brought over by Captain Pargery are to be sold. At the back of tion.
What pleased me best, -as ry, are very fine looking animals. As these booths are tables, baskets, small soon as the princely train had pas- you have seen so many snakes in the carts, and planks, all full of, or laden sed into St. Bartholomew Abbey, grass in the country, I will not describe with, fruits of the season, among which (Westminster,) and returned into any of this race. oysters are enumerated. After going Smithfield Hall, (Westminster,) the once round, and being driven at a archbishop and bishops came (as a sa
QUERY. slow pace in a motley group, think tire I suppose) and gazed with ineffable to the Editor of the Literary Chronicle, yourself exceedingly happy, if your delight on the dance of the clown, now SAR, I should be happy to be inshocs are
not down at heel, your transformed into a iniller. Then the I formed, if any of your contributors can