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That these goddesses delighted in those no- I must even give honour to our ladies for bler enjoyments which inay satisfy the inost more Jelicale attention to decorum, than refined, is expressly affirmed of them : their those of ages past in our own island: for pleasures were never gross; their sports were when the lusty dict of our ancestors 'is consiingenuous : and their recreations were such as dered, we shall find a difficulty in believing Virtue's self night approve and even parti- | that it was always free from consequences, cipale : they were menial, not sensual ; and that now are seen only among the vulgar.placid, not rude. Can we wonder then that Witness the Maids of Honour, or Ladies of jore himself forsook his Olympus to enjoy the Bedchainber, belonging to the court of such graufication? Let us hear the poet : Henry VIII, as appears by an order, sigted

by that king's hand and directed to the officers. Ye lovely Gruces, hear me and approve ! of his household, in favor of the Lady'Lucye: Ye daughters of Eunomia and of Jove !

the original is preserved among the records in Eunomia ! for her beatcous bosom known;. Westminster; a copy of which may not be (For that great Jove forsook his starry throne) unentertaining to your readers; But, may But more renown'd in her illustrious race, we suppose that the morning beef and ale The varying maids, that vary still in grace ! was intended, not for Lady Lucye; but for Whose rosy cheeks maintain a lasting bloom!

her domestics? From whom their birth the sports and joys

Henry VIII. King, &c. assume!

We wol and commaunde you, to allow The chaster sports and joys, of mind, not sense! wellisilouede the Lady Lucye, into her chain

dailly from hensforth unto our right dere and Joys, without crime! and sports, without offence! bre, the dyat and fare herafter ensuying. Your aid, Aglaia, and Thalia, lend,

Furst every mornyng at brekefast oon chyne Nor less, divine Euphrosyne ! attend : of beyf, at our kechyn, oon chete loff and Come, sweet companions, come, and with you oon waunchet at our panatrye bars, and a gal. bring

lone of ale at our buttrye barr. Item, at dee' Pleasure and wealth ; while we your praises sing! ner a pese of beyf, a stroke of roste and a reYe sweet dispensers of all pure delighi, warde at our said kechyn, a cast of chete Crown, with your presence, your own mys- brede at our panatrye barr, and a gatone of ale tic rite!

at our buttrye barr. Item, at afternone a

mauncher at our panatrye barr, and half a ga. But we have no need to recur to the ages of lone of ale at our buttrye barr. Item, mo antiquity for such enjoyments : were Jove supper, a messe of porage a pese of mutton living in our day, he would think himself and a rewarde at our said kechyn, a cast of singularly happy, I am sure, in acquaintance chete brede at our pana!rye, and a galone of with many of our fair country women, whose ale at our buttrye. "Item, at supper a chete gracefel appearance is the external index of loff and a maunchet as our panatrye barr, a -cultivated ininds. The pleasure of hearing galone of ale at our buttrye barr, and half a

their remarks in conversation, the elegance galone of wine at our seller barr. Item, of language in which their conversation is every morning at our woodeyarde four lan

clothed, the ingenuity of their observations, hyds and twoo fagots. Item, at our cháuncoinbined with the simplicity of their man- drye bar in Wynter euery night oon preken ners; tiever could be surpassed, not even by and four syses of wax, with eight candells

those to whom antiquity paid worship as hea- white lights, and oon torche. ' liem, at our - venly powers.

picherhouse wokely six white cuppes. ItemBut there are agreeablenesses, not to call at every tyme of our remoeving oon hole carte thein virtues, in which our living Graces great for the cariage of her stuff. And these our ış. şarpiss those of which ancient ages boasted: lettres shal be your sufficient warrant and disfor, to digress a little, not only the Graces, but charge in this' behalf at all tymes herafter. the Muses, would sometimes give into excess Geuen under our signet at our manour of Est of wine according to Horace. Oluerunt which Hampstede the xvith day of July the xiiijth

is the term he uses, will by no means agree vere of our reigne." with the delicacy or the practice of the ladies To the Lord Steward of our Housholde,

of our age á mouth smelling of yester- the Treasourer, Comptroller, Cofferer, or

day's wine would hardly be credited or suf- Clerks of our 'Grene Clotle, and of s fered in these sober days, either as to the fact, 'our Kechyn,

Ur the exprassion; whatever might have been I shall not deny that this order indicates a at the practice of the Graces and the Muses of hearty stomach in the Ladye Lucye: but I nacient times. The passage of Horace, is, shall adhere to“ my opinion in favour of the brinæ ferè dutees gluerunt mane Camænæ.

manners of the present day, when brought

into comparison, until cogent reasons to ihe The gende Muses, ev'n those nymphs divine contrary be adduced by some of your corresan idee with moming lips that smell of Avine. pondents.--I am, 'Siri &c.Homo,

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reputed parents, and that the person named is Alstract of such of the Provisions of the the nominee on whose Life the Annuity is to Act (48 Geo. III. C. 142.) enabling the be granted; this affidavit must be made by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the nominee, or by some other person having national Debt, to grant Life Annuities knowledge of the circumstances; in which as may be necessary, or proper for the In- latter case there must also be an affidavit by formation and Guidance of Persons de- the person on whose behalf the Annuity is sirous of purchasing Annuities under that purchased, that the contents of the last menAct.

tioned affidavit are, to the best of his or her The consideration must be either in three knowledge, true. These affidavits must be per-centum Consolidated or Reduced bank An- made before one or more of the judges of the nuities, to be transferred to the commissioners courts at Westminster if in England, or if in for reduction of national debt.

Scotland or Ireland before one of the barons Annuities may be purchased, either on the of the exchequer there respectively; and if Lives of the parties themselves, or on the the person named is a native of Great Britain Lives of any other person whom they nomi- or Ireland, the affidavit must slate the cause nate, not under the age of 35 years ; native of why a certificate of the copy of the register and resident in Great Britain or Ireland, But cannot be produced. any person, although not a native of or resi- The officer appointed by the commissioners dent in Great Britain or Ireland, may pur- will then calculate the amount of the Anchase an Annuity on his or her own Life, or muity, and grant his certificate. on the Life of any person born and resident in - And on production and delivery of this cer, Great Britain or Ireland.

tificate at the bauk of England, and on transA declaration must be delivered to the offi- fer to the commissioners for reduction of nacer appointed by the commissioners for reduc- tional debt of the stock mentioned therein, tion of national debt, of intention to purchase. the purchaser, or person producing the certifi

It is necessary to produce a copy of the cate, will receive a certificate of the cashier of register of the Birth or Baptism of the person the bank, acknowledging such transfer, and named as the Life mpon which the Annuity which receipt will be a discharge for the is purchased, with a certificate of the minis- stock transferred. No certificate however will ter of the parish, or in his absence (which be valid to enable the transfer of stock, unabsence must be specified in the certificate) of kss produced at the bank within five days from any two of the church wardens or overseers (to the date thereof. be attested by two witnesses) certifying, thal Every Annuity must be accepted at the bank ibe copy of the register is a true copy ; to by the purchaser, or some other person for him. wirich certificate must be annexed an affida. No less a sum, than £100 stock, and no vit, by one of the witnesses, made before a fraction of stock less than £l can be transferjustice of the peace or magistrate of the coun. ed; and no fraction of an Annuity less than 6d. iy, city, &c. within which the place of the No Annuity can be granted on the continuBirth or Baptism of the nominee may he, if ance of a single Life exceeding £1,000 per anin England or Scotland, oril in Ireland, then num; nor on the continuance of two Lives before one of the barons of the exchequer and the Life of the longer Liver of them exthere, that the witness examined and com- ceeding £1500 pared the copy of the register with the register, Upon the death of any single nominee or and saw the minister or church wardens or the survivor of any twojoint nominees, a sum Overseers sign the certificate; and the certificate equal to one fourth part of the Annuity will must also be accompanied by an affidavit of be payable on the half yearly day of payment the purchaser of the Annuity, or by some next succeeding the death of the single or person on his behalf, /to be inade and taken surviving nominee, provided the sanie be io like manner as the last-mentioned affidavit,) claimed within two years after his or her death. slanine person named in the certificate of the Persons receiving Annuities, after the same seyister of the Birth or Baptism is the same ought to cease by virtue of the act (knowing person who is named as the Life on which the the nominees to be dead), will forfeit treble the Annuity is to be granted. Should the copy value of the money so received, and £500. of the register purport to be a copy of the re- Copies of registers of Birth or Baptism, gister of the Bapti-in and not of the Birth, certificates, affidavits or affirmations, iransfers, the age of the Life will be calculated from the acceptances, and receipts for she payment of date of the Baptism.

Life' Annuities at the bank of England, are In case the Birth or Baptism of such per exempted from stamp duties. son shall not appear in the register of the pa- No sees are io be taken by the officer, for rish where born or baptized, then there must any thing to be done in pursuance of the act.

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Middlesex Meeting. In consequence of a charged with apathy in not attending this requisition signed by several freeholders of the meeting in greater numbers, only 46 real coonty, a meeting was held, August 30, at freeholders being present; but we have no the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney, to vote ceriain doubt the great urajuriis of that body thought resolutions in favour of the Spanish cause. it unnecessary to come forward, on account of The Sheriff having opened the business of the their persuasion that the ministers were meeting, Major Cariwright said : Il was his acting with that energy and attention towards intention to move certain resolutions, expres- the Spaniards, which ihe people of England sive of the sentiments of the freeholders, with wished, and therefore needed not to be respect to the Spanish cause, and also lo sub- prompted by similar meetings ; it was this mit a petition io parliament, and move an idca that forcibly struck us in the outset, when address to his majesty, on the subject of a the good intentions of Colonel Greville and reform in parliainent. He concluded with reading his resplutions, the petition, and the soine measure frustrated, although we still address.

wish there had been a subscription set afvat The first resolution “ that for aiding the for the wires and children of ihose brave Spacause of the Spanish Patriots, the king was niards who might be killed or wounded in ihe entitled to the gratitude of mankind, war. [Vide Panorama, Vol. IV p. 984, for passed unanimously ; as was also the second, the address and resolutions intended to hare * that a people who were ready to fight for been moved at the Argyle Roons]. ---- But we their liberuies were alone worthy of the alliance are at a loss to conceive what a petition to of a free nation. "-The third resolution, parliament, and an address 10 bis mojestý “ that to find such allies as the Spanish on a reformi in parliament, had to do with our nation left us little reason to regret the allies assisting the Spaniards; and in a meeting too we had lost," produced some discussion.-On when the first division consisted only of 21 to the third being put, Mr. Mellish, M. P. for 19, and the second of 20 10 20 freeholders. the county, observed, that he was sorry to be Auction Mart.-The Lord Mavor, anendcompelled to make a complaint on the part of ed by the sherifis and sereral allermen, the the freeholders, that more public ly had not directors, and a numerous company of probeen given to the meeting by the sheriff. He prietors, assembled at the London 'Tavern, could attribute the thinness of the ineering to and proceeded from thenee, about three no other cause. He happened to be 150 o'clock, on l'uesday, September 20, in the miles from town, and by accident saw it in following order :-Four streetwen to clear the papers, and immediately posted up. The the way--band of music banner of the city Hon. Member suggested an amendinent to of London-- 100 labourers and artificers, the resolution, which was adopted and passed. with various tools and implements--eight The fourth resolution went to suggest io :he bricklayers-foreman bricklayer--eight mapeople of Spaiw, that reform in representation, sous-The first sione ; on which was inscriand arming the population, were the only bed Auction Mart, drawn by four horses means by which they could secure their libere eight masons--foreman mason-eight care ties.

penters—foreman carpenter --The foreman Some diffically was started to adopting this and the clerk of the works - The buildresolution.

er, Alexander Copland, Esq.-The archiMr. Mellish observed, that it was not 'a teci, Mr John Walters the model of the proper compliment to the Spanish people, to intended building, borne on the sloulders of interfere in their own internal arrangement, artificers-city marshal, on horseback--The and recommended that it be withdrawn. He proprietors— The secretary-The 12 directors thought ihat as the meeting was so thin, it -The lord mayor-aldermen-sheriftswould be better to adjourn, and call another Consiubles. When the procession arrived on meeting, which might be more numerously the ground, it was greeted with the acclamaattended, if duly advertised.

lions of the surrounding niultitude, and subseThe resolution was negatived—the question quently by an assemblage of several hundred of adjournment was then proposed by Mr. ladies,' for whose accommodation seats had Mellish, on the ground ihai the nieeting been prepared on the scite of the building, ought to be more fully attended, and that Mr. Shuttleworth, the projector, next advanthe subjects which the mover introduced ced, and deposited coins of every deseription were distinct from the main object of the that had been issued during the present seign, meeeing. This produced a long discussion, with medals of distinguished senators, and which at length was terminated by agreeing naval and military heroes. The lord mayor that the resolutions passed should be published, was now presented with the silver trowel, and, and another meeting called.Thanks having at the same nioinent,' the stone, weighing been roied to the Sheriffs, the meeting ad-three tons, was slowly lowered, the band journed.

striking up. God save the King. After the The freeholders of Middlesex have been ceremony was concluded, ahe fadies pasiook

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of a cold collation, and the rest of the compa- Iron Cnffin, Toml, and Pyramid.-Lancasny proceeded to dine at the London Tavern, ter, August. The iron coffin, to hoid, he rewhere every delicacy of the season was provi- mains of the late Mr. Wilkinson, the great ded. The lord mayor, in the chair, was iron-master, arrived at Ulverston, in a sloop, supported on the right and left by the county from his foundery, at Braidley, in Wales, and city members, the aldermen and the together with an iron tomb and pytuinid, with directors a variety of patriotic toasts were iron letters, gilt, for the inscription, which given, and several analogous to the occasion, he had composed previous to his death. The among which was distinguished the following: whole of them was removed to bis house, on

May an Auction Mart be established in Castle Head. The rock, in which the pile France, and Buonaparte be knocked down is to be placed, fronts the house, and is comfor the first l..."

pletely exposed to view.-He has left to Mrs. Visit of the Prince of Wales to Louis Wilkinson the celebrated place called Castle XVIII.-Friday, August the guh, the Duke Head ; great part of which has been recoverof Cumberlaud reriewed his own and several ed from the sea, presenting some of the finest other registents, on Wanstead common. His fields of corn, where a few years since there Royal Highoes the Prince of Wales, and all were only peat and moss. the royal Dukes, were present, except the Ashes of Oja.A curious piece of antiDuke of Sussex. It having long been the quity has lately been discovered in the churchwish of his keya: Highness the Priuce of yard of Hemel Hemstead, in Hertfordshire. Wales to pay a visit to the Conte de Lille. | In digging a vault for a young lady of the (Louis XVIII) this occasion presented the name of Warren, the sexion, when he had most fas ours ble opportunity of giving to the excavated the earth about four feet below the meeling a due degree of éclat. After the re- surface of the ground, felt his spade to view, the Prince and his royal brothers pro- strike against something solid, which, upon ceded to Wanslejd House, where they were inspection, he founu was a large wrought introduced to his Majesty Louis XVIII. and stone, which proved to be the lid of a partook of a breakfasi remarkable for the ele- coffin, and under it the collin entire, which gance and taste with which it was served up. was afterwards taken up in perfect condition ; His Highness tie Prince had a long confe- but the bones contained iherein, on being reuce with Louis XVIll. andcourersed with exposed to the air, crumbled to dust. Ou hin the whole time in French, The Prince the lid of the coffin is an inscription, partly sæmed highly pieased with the interview. effaced by time, but still sufficiently legible,

Royal Family of France.—The Queen of decidedly to prove it contained the ashes of France and Duchess of Augoulême have been the celebrated Uffa, King of the Mercians, at Gossfield, for some time past, where they who rebuilt the Abbey of St. Albau's, and receive but liule company. The meeting be- died in the eighth century. The coffin is tween the Duchess and her father-in-law, about 6 feet long, 'and: coniains

viche or Monsieur, was one of the most affecting scenes resting place for the head, and also a groove that can possibly be imagined :: he had not on cach side for the arms, likewise for the seen ber for nearly 20 years, during which legs ; it is curiously carved, and altogether period she had experienced alvost every unique of the kind. The curule of th: parisli, inisery : they held each other long in their the Rev. Mr. Binghanı, has deposited it in a embraces, but could not speak, and even nuw house adjacent to the church-vard, where the - they dare not trust themselves to converse toge- curious are flock ing daily and hourly to see it, ther, but upon common topics. The Du- on whom he levies a contribution of one shil. chess's favourile maid of honour is Mademoi- ling each,' for such indulgence. The church selle Clery, daughter of Monsieur Clery, who was built in the seventh century. The Watattended ihe unfortunate Louis XVI, to the ling-street" road runs within a mile of this last hour of his life, and who gave the affecla place, and many Roman coins have laiely ing narrative ofthe transactions in the Temple. been found in the vicinity, particularly while

The Duchess ofteu employs herself' in digging for the Grand Junction Canal. working embroidery, in which she rery New Canal. At the first inceting of the much excels : she had worked four beautiful Tees Navigation Company, held at the Townchairs, which were very much admired by hall, Stockton, to put in execution the act her father-in-law, she iherefore sent them to of parliament for making a navigable cut London, and had them made up in the best through the neck of land near Porirach, a manner possible ; and when he came ou a committee was chosen for arrying the meavisit to London, she had them placed in his sure into effect. This when executed, will dressing-room. This mark of attention was be of the greatest advantage 10 the port and very sensibly felt by her father-in-law, as her neighbourhood of Stockton, as a circui:ons maised does not often dwell upon worldly trifles. and dangerous navigation will be entirely The interesting Moosieur Clery is now at avoided, and a facility given to vessels, navigú. Vienna.

ting the river.

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