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advertisement prefixed to the fourth vo- ture of Ugolino? When were infantine lume of his Anecdotes of painting, justly loveliness, or embryo passions, touched says,—"The prints after the works of Sir with sweeter truth, than in his portraits of Joshua Reynolds have spread his faine to Miss Price and the Baby Jupiter.". Italy, where they have not at present a Dr. Jobnson says, in the Life of Cow. single painter who can pretend to rival an ley, “ Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great imagination so fertile that the attitudes painter of the present age, had the first of his portraits are as various as those of fondness for his art excited by the perusal history.—Sir Joshua had been accused of of Richardson's Treatise.” He adds, “ I plagiarism, for having borrowed attitudes know no mau who has passed through from ancient masters. Not only candor, life with more observation than Reybut criticism, must deny the force of the nolds—whose observations on all subjects charge. When a single posture is imi- of criticism and taste are so ingenious tated from an historic picture, and applied and just, that posterity may be at a loss to a portrait in a different dress, and with to determine whether his consummate new attributes, this is not plagiarism, but skill and execution in his own art, or his quotation; and a quotation from a great judgment in that and other kindred arts, author, with a novel application of the were superior." sense, has always been allowed to be an A print, engraved by Bartolozzi, was instance of parts and taste, and may have presented to each attendant on Sir Joshua's more merit than the original. When the funeral. The principal figure in it is a sons of Jacob imposed on their father by beautiful female, clasping an urn; near a false coat of Joseph, saying, • Know her is a boy or genius, holding an extin. now whether this be thy son's coat or guished torch in one hand, and pointing not? they only asked a deceitful ques- with the other to a tablet on a sarcophalion, but that interrogation became wit, gus, inscribed, Succedit famu, vivusque per when Richard I., on the pope reclaiming ora feretur.** a bishop whom the king had taken prisoner in battle, sent him the prelate's coat of mail, and in the words of Scrip

h. mn. ture asked his Holiness, whether_THAT February 23. Day breaks 4 54 was the coat of his son or not?-Is not

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The apricot begins to show a few blosjollity of Master Crewe? Sir Joshua was not a plagiary, but will beget a thousand. White butterbur often in full flower if The exuberance of his invention will be mild; but there is sometimes a month's the grammar of future painters of por- difference in the blowing of this plant. traits.- In what age were paternal despair, and the horrors of death, pronounced with more expressive accents than in his pic

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THE SEASON.
Now spring the living herbs, profusely wild,
O’er all the deep green earth, beyond the power
Of botanist to number up the tribes :
Whether he steals along the lonely dale,
In silent search; or through the forest rauk,
With what the dull incurious weeds account,
Bursts his blind way; or climbs the mountain's top,
Fired by the podding verdure of its brow.

But who their virtues can declare? who pierce,
With vision pure, into those secret stores
Of health, and life, and joy ?

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The parish of Boxley, in Kent, adjoins and earl of Kent, at whose disgrace, the town of Maidstone on the north-east. about 1084, it became forfeited to the The manor, at the general survey for crown, with his other possessions. Doomsday Book, formed part of the vast In 1146 William d'Ipre, earl of kent, estate of Odo, the great bishop of Bayeux who afterwards became a monk at Laon, in Flanders, founded the abbey of Boxley places, where they had displaced parts of for monks of the Cistercian order, and the wall, being as thick as a man's leg. dedicated it to the Virgin Mary, as all The Indian Peepul-tree seems to delight houses of that order were. In 1189 king in similar situations, where it attains such Richard I. gave the manor to the abbey, a size as frequently to throw down, not which was aggrandized and variously only walls, but whole buildings. privileged by successive monarchs.

« Passed a spinney, cheered by the Edward 1. summoned the abbot of fall of unseen waters; and forcing a Boxley to parliament. At the dissolution, passage through the hedge which guarded Boxley shared the common fate of church it, arrived at a beautiful cascade, remarklands, and Henry VIII. reserved it to the able for encrusting with a pearly coat any crown, but by indenture exchanged the substance immersed in it. Towards the abbey and manor, excepting the parsonage hills, where I saw a pair of ravens and advowson, with Sir Thomas Wyatt, swinging on a strong breeze over a thick of Allyngton, Kni., for other premises. cover, into which they soon dropped, and Two years afterwards Boxley was again a hawk breasting the pure air far above vested in the crown.

them. Gained the summit, and gazed Queen Mary granted the manor to the awhile on the varied prospect before me. lady Jane Wyatt, widow of Sir Thomas, Saw a stone with this inscription : and her heirs male in capite, by knight's

Here I was set service. It again reverted to the crown,

With labour by attainder of blood, which was restored great, Judg as by act of parliament to George Wyatt,

you pleas, 'Twas Esq., who, by a grant from the crown, for your ease. (1409—1609.) possessed this estate in fee; and his de- The purpose, for which it was erected seendant, Richard Wyatt, Esq., who died cannot be determined with any certainty. in 1753, bequeathed it, with other estates, It has the appearance of a stepping block to Lord Romney. The abbey passed for enabling horsemen to mount; or perthrough the families of Silyard and haps soine worthy friar of the neighbourAusten, to John Amhurst, of Rochester, ing abbey of .Boxele,' willing to do a Esq., afterwards of Bensted.*

service to kindred minds, caused it to be A little tract, "Summer Wanderings in planted here for the ease of such as might Kent, 1830,” which may be considered repair to the delightful eminence on as almost privately published-for it is which it is set, 'to meditate al evenPrinted and sold at Camberwell-mentions tide.' the remains of this ancient edifice, and

“Shaped my course eastward, the title page is frontispieced with a view and obtained a charming view of Boxley of the old oak growing from the ruined church, with its green church-yard finely wall, as it is here represented The en- relieved against a cluster of towering graving is referred to in the annexed ex- trees, and reposing in a quiet valley, surtracts from the “Wanderings :"

rounded by scenery the most luxuriant “Over the fields to Boxley and extensive. Abbey, once notorious as the scene of a “ After forcing a

passage through pious fraud—the notorious Rood of thickets and brakes, I came suddenly Grace,' burnt afterwards at Paul's Cross, upon the new pathway cut by Lord which, according to Lambard, could Romney in a zig-zag direction down the 'bow itself, lift up itself, shake and stir hill, at a point where the branches of two the hands and feete, nod the head, roll the venerable yew trees meet across it,eyes, wag the chaps, and bend the browes,' to admiration. The principal

a pillared shade remains (of the abbey] consist of a long Upon whose grassless flour of red-brown hue barn, a brick gateway and lodge, and the By sheddings from the pining umbrage tinged boundary wall thickly overgrown with Perennially—beneath whose sable roof

Of boughs, as if for festal purpose decked ivy, in which I observed an oak of con

With unrejoicing berries, ghostly shapes siderable magnitude and apparently in a

May meet at noon-tide. flourishing state, notwithstanding the rigid soil in which it grows, the roots in several “ About this walk, the greater part of

which is open to the charming landscape

below, are planted numerous firs, from Hasted

whose dusky recesses the new foliage shot forth, liké spent stars from a jel of fire Now, we must all fall without distinction, dropping through the still twilight. Heard and in a short time the birds will not find the tinkling of a sheep-bell, and the shrill a branch to build or roost upon. Yet, whistle of a lazy urchin stretched in the why should we complain? Almost all shadow of a neighbouring thicket, and your farms have followed you to London, soon caught a glimpse of the flock hur- and, of course, we must take the same rying down from the skirts of a coppice journey. to the more open pasture below. A short An old tree loves to prate, and you walk brought us tu Boxley. In the will excuse me if I have been too free church-yard, I noticed a plain memorial with my tongue. I hope that advice for Rose Bush,' aged 21-—a fine theme from an oak may make more impression for the punster and the poet.”

upon you than the representations of your

steward. My ancestors of Dodona were SPEECH FROM A TREE.

often consulted, and why should a British

tree be denied liberty of speech? A prodigal, who was left by his father “ But you are tired, you wish me to in possession of a large estate, well-con- remain dumb. I will not detain you, ditioned, impaired it by extravagance. He though you will have too much reason to wanted money, and ordered a number of remember me when I am gone. I only timber trees, near the mansion, to be beg, if I must fall, that you will send me felled for sale. He stood by, to direct the to one of his majesty's dock-yards, where laborers, when suddenly a hollow mur- my firmness and integrity may be emmuring was heard within the trunk of a ployed in the service of my country, venerable oak, and, after several groans, a while you, who are a slave to your wants, voice from the tree distinctly said :- only live to enslave it." “My young master,

The prodigal could bear no more : be "Your great grandfather planted ordered the oak to be dispatched, and the me when he was much about your age, venerable tree fell without a groan. for the use of his posterity. I am the most ancient tree in your forest, and have largely contributed by my products

February 24. to people it. There is, therefore, some respect due to my services, if none to my

St. MATTHJAS. years. I cannot well remember your great grandfather, but I recollect the The name of this apostle iu the church favor of your grandfather; and your calendar denotes this to be a holiday.* father was not neglectful of me. My shade assisted his rest when he was fatigued by the sultry heat, and these arms

1655. Feb. 24. Mr. Evelyn notes his have sheltered him from sudden showers. having seen a curious mechanical conYou were his darling, and, if the wrinkles whose balance was only a chrystal ball

trivance. “ I was shewed a table clock, of age have not obliterated them, you may sliding on parallel irons without being at see your name traced in several places by all fixed, but rolling from stage to stage till his own hand on my trunk. “I could perish without regret, if my

falling on a spring concealed from sight, fall would do you any real service. Were it was thrown up to the utmost channel I destined to repair your mausion, or

again, made with an imperceptible decliyour tenants' ploughs and carts, and the vity; in this continual vicissitude of molike, I should fulfil the end for which I tion prettily entertaining the eye every exist–to be useful to my owner. But to

half minute, and the next half giving probe trucked away for vile gold, to satisfy gress to the hand that showed the hour, the demand of honorable cheats, and be and giving notice by a small bell, so as rendered subservient to profligate luxury,

in 120 half minutes, or periods of the is more than a tree of any spirit can bear. bullets falling on the ejaculatory spring, “ Your ancestors never thought you

the clock-part struck. This very extrawould make havoc and waste of the ordinary piece (richly adorned) had been woods they planted. While they lived it presented by some German prince to our was a pleasure to be a tree; the old ones amongst us were honored, and the For St. Matthias, see Every Day Book, young ones were encouraged around us. ii. 254.

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late king (Charles I.), and was now in the St. Michael, Queenhithe . 4354 3 8: possession of the usurper (Oliver Crom- St. Michael, Wood-street 2554 2 11 well), valued at 2001.

St. Michael, Crooked-lane 4541 5 11
St. Michael, Cornhill. . 4686 5 11
St. Martin, Ludgate 5378 18 8

8 2 February 24. Day breaks .

4 52

St Matthew, Friday-street 2301

St. Margaret Pattens 4986 10 4 Sun rises. 6 45

St. Margaret, Lothbury 5340 8 1 sets

5 15

St. Mary, Abchurch 4922 24 Twilight ends 7 8 White willow flowers.

St. Mary Magdalen 4291 12 92 Particolor crocus flowers.

St. Mary Somerset.

6579 18 1$ St. Mary at Hill

3980 12 St. Mary, Aldermanbury, 5237 3 6 St. Mary lę Bow

8071 18 1 February 25, St. Mary le Steeple 7388

8 74

St. Magnus, London Bridge 9579 19 10 1725. Feb. 25. Sir Christopher Wren

St. Mildred, Bread-street 3705 13 63 died in the ninety-first year of his age.

St. Mildred, Poultry 4654 He was born at Knoyle near Hindon, in the neighbourhood of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

St. Nicholas Cole Abbey. 5042 6 11

5580 Besides being the architect and builder of St. Peter, Cornhill

St. Olave, Jewry

4 10

5647 8 2 St. Paul's Cathedral, he erected Green

St. Swithin, Canon-street. 4687 4 6 wich Hospital, Chelsea Hospital, the Theatre at Oxford, Trinity College Library, St. Stephen, Coleman-street 4020 16 6

St. Stephen, Walbrook 7652 13 8 Emanuel College, Cambridge, the Mo

St. Vedast, Foster-lane 1853 15 6 nument in London, and Queen Anne's

The Monument .

8856 8 0* fifty churches. The recent addition of churches to London may render a list of the expences of Sir Christopher Wren's edifices useful.

February 25. Day breaks. 5 50 COST OF THE LONDON CHURCHES, built by

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6 43 sets

5 17 Sir Christopher Wren, including the Monument.

7 10

Twilight ends £.

Beetle willow flowers, and is quickly

d. St. Paul's Cathedral , .736,752 2 3}

succeeded by most of the tribe. The Allhallows the Great . 5641 9 9

willow affords the “palm,” which is still

fetched into town on "Palm Sunday.
Allhallows, Bread-street 3348 7 2
Allhallows, Lombard-street 8058 15 6
St. Alban, Wood-street 3165 08
St. Anne and Agnes 2458 O 10

February 26.
St Andrew, Wardrobe 7060 16 11

1723. Feb. 26. Died,"

Tom D'Urfey," St. Andrew, Holborn 9000 0 0

or, as Noble calls him, Thomas D'Urfey, St. Antholin

5685 5101

Esq. He was bred to the bar. With too St. Austin

3145 '3 10

much wit, and too little diligence, for the St. Benet, Gracechurch 3583 9 51

law, and too little means to live upon St. Benet, Paul's Wharf 3328 18 10

as a gentleman,” he experienced the St. Benet, Fink.

4129 16 10

varied fortunes of men with sparkling St. Bride

. 11,430 5 11

talents, who trust to their pens for their St. Bartholomew

5077 1 1

support. Little more is known of D' Christ Church

. 11,778 96 St. Clement, Eastcheap

Urfey, than that he was born in Devon4365 3 41

shire. His plays, which are numerous, St. Clement Danes, 8786 17 02

have not been acted for many years, and St. Dionis Backchurch 5737. 10 8

his poems are seldom rea:l. He was an St. Edmund the King 5207 11

accepted wit at court, after the restoration. St. George, Botolph-lane. 4509 4 10

Charles II. would often lean on his St. James, Garlick-bill 5357 12 10

shoulder, and hum a tune with him ; and St. James, Westminster

8500 0 0

he frequently entertained queen Anne, by St. Lawrence, Jewry 11,870 1 9 St. Michael, Basinghall 2822 17 1 St. Michael Royal 7455 7 9

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