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fer people, and a more masterly delinea- | fecting ; nor were their expressions of gratition by a superior artist.
tude to the inhabitants of London less ferveni, : A few extracts fiom the work will who accompanied them in crowds in boars, enable our readers, to appreciate this wri- admiring the devotion with which they sung ter's labouts.
various hymns on their way. The following should be had in ever
We remember these poor Palatines : and Jasting remembrance.
remember too, with pleasure, that most. The unfavourable weather which occurred bibles; and that their owners were read
if not all of the teots we visited, had in July 1764, did infinite damage to the grain near London; and a hail-storin that fell on
ing in them attentively. the 230 injured the ivferior farmers' property
Our fashionable crops are secure against to the amount of £4,864 in Middlesex only; the following mode of putting in requisith: benevolent inhabitants of the metropolis, tion. touched with their misfortunes, openied a subscription, and restored their losses.
From the Weckly Journal of March 30, A second scene of wretchedness and dis- 1717...". The thieves have got such a villains, tress attracted commiseration in the above
ons way, now of robbing gentlemen, that year, for certain Germans ; ivho, deceived | they cut holes through the backs of hackney by splendid offers of prosperity provided they head dresses of gentlewomen ; so a gentle
coaches, and take away their wigs, or fine çinigrated to America, were lefi by their inhuman deceirers to perish in the neighbour- and another but last Tuesday in Fenchurch
man was served last Sunday in Tooley street, hood of London, because they found soine deficiencies in their own calculations of pro
street; wherefore, this may serve for a caution. fit. Such was the miserable situation of in the night time, to sit on the fore seat,
to gentleman or gentlewomen that ride single? those poor Palatines that they actually lay in
which will the fields Dear Bow, where, it is asserted,
prevent way. of robbing." They had not eaten for two days previous 10 In 1718, the Leet Jury for Westmin. the following generous act recorded of a ster presented 35 houses for prosecution baker, who should bave been a prince. This
as gaming houses; the number detected in worthy man (whose name 'is unfortunately, nei mentioned)' passing along the road one pight's search, p. 61. In 1725, the pear the Germans with his basket on
number of known gin shops, was 6187. luis shoulder, containing 28. two-penny'
The Society for the Reformation of Man, Joaves, perceiving their forlorn situation, ners publishel a statement, by which it apthrew it down, and observed, ahat, his pears, they had prosecuted from December 1, customers must fast a litile longer that day, 1724, to December 1, 1725, 2506 persons and immediately distributed the bread, for for keeping lewd and disorderly houses, 10 other return than signs of gratitude and swearing, drunkenness, gaming, and protears of joy.
ceeding in their usual occupations on Sundars. This afecting circumstance is the first inti- The total amount of their prosecutions for mation the public recrired of their situation ; 34 years amounted to the amazing number but Mr. Wachsel, Minister of the German of 91,899. Lutheran church, in little Ayliffe-street, To the House of Commons an eminent Goodman's-fields, addressed the public on physician to one of our hospitals gave the their behalf inmediately afterwards. following information : " That the increase
A subseription was opened at Batson's cef- of patients in all the hospitals, from 1904 to fee-house, where eight hundred pounds was 1718, being 14 years, the total increase was instantly subscribed ; and gorernment, fully from 5612 to 8189, which was somewhat impressed with the urgency of the case, im- above one-fourth ; that from 1718 to 1734, mediately sent 100 tenis and other necessaries being 16 years, the total increase was from from the Tower. On the following, Sunday 8189 to 12,710, or perhaps 13,000, which £120 was collected at Whitechapel "church, was above one-third ; but ihat from 1734 to and several other parishes followed this most 17-19, being 15 years, the total increase was urgent example ; but one unknown good from 12,710 10 38,147, which was near three : Samaritan sene Mr. Wachsel an £100 bank times the number.” Being asked his opinion, nore. The king sent L300.
whence he apprehended so great an increase On Saturday, October 6, the Germans could arise? he answered, froin the melancholy lef: their tents, io embark on board of lighters consequences of gin drinking, principally; which were to convey them to Black wall, at- which opinion he enforced with such strong tended by the treasurer and several gentlemen reasons (in which he was supported by another of the cominillee.
eminent physician' to one of the hospitals) The pariing between those poor people and as gare full conviction'to the house. their guardian" Wachsel was exceedingly af- “. It appeared by the evidence of the higly
constable of Holborn, that there were in his ned, but in general flat, the huops French, division 7006 houses of which 1350 licenced and the petticoats of a moderate length, and and unlicence, being about one house in 51. little sloped behind. The ladies were exceedThat in St. Giles's there were about 2000 ! ing brilliant likewise in jewels, some had houses and 506 gin shops, being above one
thein in their necklaces and ear rings, others house in Tour; besides about 32 twopemny wiana diamond solitaires to pearl necklaces of houses of the greatest infamy, where gin was
three or four rows ; some had necklaces of the principal liquor drauk."
diamonds and pearls intermixed, but made An evil of almost equal magnitude was
up very broad ; several had their gown sleeves
buttoned with diamonds, others had diamond the multiplicity of quacks. Mr. M. has sprigs in their hair, &c. The ladies' shoes mentioned several. How the facetious
were exceeding rich, being either pink, white, Dr. Rock, who cured one disorder ; and
or green silk, with gold or silver lace and the wonderful Dr. Sibley, who cured all bruid all orer, with low heeels, and low bind disorders, could escape him, we cannot quarters, and low flaps, and abundance had tell: but we can tell, that Dr. Sibley's large diamond shoe buckles. · English style and orthography in his pri- The gentlemen's cloths were generally vate letters, before he came to town, gold stutts, flowered velvets, embroidered or
irimmed with gold, or cloth trimmeil, the was altogether sui generis. Mr. M. in a
colours various. Their waistcoats were als) very illiberal paragraph, says he believes exceeding rich silks flowered with gold, of a that only one hall of those belonging to large pattern, all open 'slecves, and longer the city companies is used for public wor than formerly, and the cuff broader ; the ship: we believe we are correct in enu- cloths were longer waisted than of late; merating, Founder's hall, Salter's hall, and the plaits of the coat were made to stick Haberdasher's ball, and perhaps Pinner's out very much in initation of the ladies hall.
hoops) and long. The wigs were of various The following demi-official account of sorts; the tyes, higher foretops than former, the dresses worn on occasion of the mar
iv, and lied behind with a large flat tye; the riage of the Prince of Wales in 1736, is
bag wizs, &c. as usual. While stockings somewhat different from what would be well as the ladies.
were universally worn by the gentlemen üs necessary to describe the present costume.
This hint at white stockings will be unThe ladies were variously dressed, though derstood by but few of our readers : the with all the richness and grandeur imagin. fact is, that coloured stockings, pink, able :
: many of them had their heads dressed blue, &c. were worn by ladies of charac English of fine Brussels lace, of exceeding rich patterns, made upon narrow wires, ani ter ; while white stockings were one of small round rolls, and the hair pinned 10
the marks adapted by ladies who did not large puff caps, and but a few without pow- pique themselves on being inaccesible. der; some few had their hair curled down on Green stockings, being dyed with verdi. the sides : pink and silver, white and gold, gris, were supposed to occasion the cramp: were the general kools wore. There were blue stockings were esteemed salutary a vast number in Dutch heads, their hair against the rheumatism. curled down in short curls on the sides and If we recollect rightly, the British nabehind; and some had their hair in large tion is under obligation to Voltaire for beringlets behind, all very much powilered, ing the cause of abolishing the custom of with ribbands frilled on iheir heads variously disposed, and some had diamonds set on rib? giving vales to servants—what little merit bands on their heads ; laced tippets were prei
that man had, we would not deny him, ty general, and some had ribbands between
Mr. M. does not mention his pame on the frills ; treble laced ruffles were universal- this subject, neither does he tell us that ibe ly worn, though abundance had them not servants constantly locked the door, and tacked up. The gowns were gold stuffs, or took the key into the kitchen, till their rich silks with gold or silver flowers, or pink own dinner was over; to prevent the or white silks, with either gold or silver netts, guests from escaping. or trimmings; the sleeves to the gowns were Mr. M. hints at the mischiefs arising middling (not so short as formerly) and wide; and their facings and robings broad; several
from the number of fairs, formerly held had ounced sleeves and petticoats, and gold in and near London. He mentions Horn or silver fringe set on the Hounces; some had fair at Charlton ; and Edmonton' fair : stomachers of ihe same sort as the gown,
he might have added Bow Fair, Peckbara others had large bunches of made flowers at fair, and others siill subsisting i besides their breasts; the gowns were variously pin- Southwark fair, May, fair, and several
now abolished. Bartholomew fair is hap- more, Lord Burlington; and Are Duke of pily reduced from three weeks to three Richmond, £50 each; Uclonel Pager, "L30 ; days: were it totally suppressed the city and Lady Rich; £20, &c. &c. iThe pit was wonld lose nothing of its respectability.
filled at four o'clock; and as the stage war By means of the abstract of his indict
crowded with beauty and fashion, no scenes ment Mr. M. has made a pássable article ther hangings were substituted, which usual
were used during the performance e gilileac of Jonathan Wild. It is probable that, I ly adorned that part of the theatre ai Ridoulos. he did not know, that a succeeding tenant Many of the songs in the Opera were new of his hoðse on Lodgate hill, being en that which preceded the chorus was composed gaged in repairing it, happened to be on by Farinelli
, and so vahenventlo applauded, the spot, overlooking the workmen when that he sung it a second line at the request they were taking down the cieling of the of the audience, though the chorus was over, privy. Suddenly he observed something
and the musicians had retired from the ore
chestra. fall, which proved to be a gold watch :He instantly sent the workmen to their this farourite singer, with a richly wrought
The Prince of Wales soon after presented dinner ;- and when they returned, the gold snuff box set with rubies and diamonds cieling was completely demolished. This containing a pair of diamond knee buckles, tenant afterwards found his trade very and a purse of 100 guineas. profitable, and left of with a fortune. The ridiculous custom of placing two cens
Dawks's Newsletter of April 2, 1713, has tinels on the stage, during the performancs the following article: Yesterday a trial of of plays, was not «tiscontinued in the above skill was fought at the Bear garden between year, as a soldier employed for that purpose Henry Clenients and Parks of Coventry, highly entertained an audience in October by where there was good sport, hacking and laughing at the character of Sir Andrew hewing. It is thought they got £50 apiece, Ague-cheek in Twelfth Night, till he actual. the French ambassador being there, and givs 1 ly fell convulsed upon the door.' .:m,& ing them money very liberally." Soon after Mr. M. might have added that in a three bouts at threshing flail” were an-prologue spoken by her, in the character nounced; and a flourish of " no cut no bout."
of a soldier, Mrs. Woffington, had acThe proprietors of the Boarded House Soha the hand, to the infinite amusement of
casion to shake one of the centinels by advertised å savage entertainment for the 21st of May, 1717. They had, during the pe
the loyal audience. riod between the haiting of the leopard and
Mr. M.'s article on dress is amusing May 21, refined upon cruelty to the very but it is not all it might have been. He ecme, and were ready to exhibit an African does not insert any explanation of the tiger on a stage four feet high, worried by names of dresses, or of their parts, most six bult and besir dogs, for £100; a mad of which were derived from the French. bull, and a bear, both covered with fire should a future Stratt, desire to know the works, and test these pleasant spectacles meaning of Negligée, Pet en l'air, Brunasshould fail to amuse, six young men were to wick, or Teresa, he will derive no assistarce play at blunts ; in other words he that broke from this volume. What an English Night most heads obtained a hat. One of the follies of 1728, was the per- fot say: we doubt whether he knows the
gown, as a full dress was, Mr. M does formance of the Beggar's Opera, as the thea, tre in Lincoln's-inn-fields by children, and distinction between a Sacque and a Manto that the childish exhibicon night be sup
tua: at least his prints do not mark, bis ported in all its branches, the managers coil- knowledge. He does not even hiot at erived to send a book of the songs across the row over row of gold lace, worn by the stage by'a Aying éopid tô Frederic Prince of ladies on their petticoats, the under one Wales B 793.73.
being the longest. Chignons and Toupées Farinelli engaged to perform fifty nights he passes over, also, unnoticed. Had he during the season of.1934-5, fot a salary of described the Head Dress à ta tête de 1.500 guineas and a benefit. At this benefit Mouton, or that en Papillon ; had be exthe theatre was so contrived as to accommo- plained what way intended by hair in added to the following sums, giving by the crape (Crepée)--en Avocat, &c. he might nobility, anounied w
have laid readers for ages to come under than £2,000.
more The Prince of Wales, 200 guineas ; the Span- obligations to him. Had he stated the ish Ambassador; £100; the Imperial, £0; conflict of the Carla Khan colours and the Duke of Leeds, the Countess of Port cat of the clothes, versus the Windsor
Uniform, he might have edified deep Pomlistens, ta his tale of woe, sooths his suffer liticians, and deeper Maccaronios, as yet ings by commiseration, calms his irritated tobora. Had he availed himself of some feelings by religious considerations, and of those indisputable representations to give a greater weight to his exbortations, which every rolerable collection, of prints discovers to the wonder-struck hero, that published during the last century, would bis liberator is Gelimer, king of the Vans furnish, we should have been better pleas- dals, formerly dethroned and led in chains sd with his industry. A few outlines by Belisarius himself, but now his prom from subjects to be depended on, will at tector and his guide. It being admitted all times impart to a cognoisseur greater that Belisarius is deeply impressed with satisfaction, chan non-authentic labours of the divine doctrine of returning good for the graver.
evil, every deed of heroism becomes cre-7 But, though we do not find in Mr. M. dible in him, and we are not astonished at that precision of description, and that seeing the Christian hero, led by his holy intimate acquaintance with the parts of guide, forgiving his enemies, and again bis subject, which we think necessary to delivering his ungrateful country. form a perfect whole, yet we know no Such was not the character of the dogs volume for which the present may be matizing Belisarius of Marmontel : for exchanged with advantage : and as the who can believe, or who will trust in the cathor has presented it under the modest forgiveness of a philosopher ? But," as atle of Anecdotes," it is unjust to ex. Madame de Geulis observés, in the histo, pect from him more than such a title is rical notice affixed to this povel, “ Reliunderstood to include.
gious sentiments are an inexhaustible
source of the pathetic and sublime. Rez .
ligious belief being once admitted, the Belisaire : Belisarius, by Madame de beautiful in morals ceases to be ideal ;. the 6 Genlis: 1 2 yols. 8vo. Price 88. Dulau most exalted, the most heroic conceptions and Co. - London, 1808.
of imagination have already been realized;
beyond the possibility of doubt. Virtue Novels, like Heeting meteors, generally knows no bounds, and perfection is no cross our Panoramic horizon unnoticed, longer a chimera." (p. 168, vol. II.). but the name of Madame de Genlis, at It is but justice to the writer, to observe, least, may be allowed to attract attention that notwithstanding her errors, she has We own, at the same time, that we open-constantly professed those doctrines, and ed these volumes with no highly favour-zealously defended the cause of religion able impression : we recollected Marmon against the unbelieving party of her couo. tel's philosophical rhapsody, on the same trymen. In this she has been powerfully subject, written for the purpose of incul, assisted by the best French writers of the cating those baveful political doctrines, so present day: such as Bonaald, Chateaus terribly illustrated by the devastation of briand; Fiévée, &c. This kind of wara Europe. We recollected too, some of fare has been carrying on for sine time, this lady's former productions, in which attended with much personal rancour; and sanctified effusions of visionary romantic the Frenclrtýrant, so suspicious in politics, devotion were blended by maio force with képt, at first, the balance pretty even be. disgusting scenes of profligacy and vice.tween the two parties, as might be expect
Our apprehensions, however, as to the ed from his fótal indifference to reli, moral tendency of this publication were gion, But, on his return from Poland, he spon bappily relieved. Belisarius, the fa- affected to fear, that those disputes would mous general, the saviour of the empire, occasion dangerous animosities. In fact, reduced, by the ingratitude of a capricious he was conscious that many applications, sovereign, to the last degree of human not very favourable to his blood-thirstg wretchedness, bereft of sight, is ex ambition, might be made, and really had posed, chained on a rock, in the wilds of been made, from the publications of the the Thebaid: in this situation he is relievs, religious party: Air Christians were, in ed by, a hermit of the desert ; at first, he consequence, turned out of their employvents his rage in bitter imprecations against ments, whether profitable or lionourable, an insensate court, his baughty soulf in the various literary departments, to breathes nothing but revenge, the hermit (make room for unbelierers, whose compliance was perfectly unreserved and complaisant.
But, from this digression, which we Gonzalve de Cordoue, ou Grenade Reconhope may be forgiven, we return to Ma- quise. Précélé du Précis Historique sur dame de Genlis's Belisarius. In praising
les Maures. Par Florian. . Nourelle Ediher intentions we have conscientiousiy tion, augmentée de Noles Historiques et allowed her all the meric she is fairly enti. Géographiques, par M. Gros, Gonsalvez tled to. As a literary production, this of Cordova, or Grenada Reconquered, &c. work is hardly worth notice; now and &c. 12mo. pp. 456, price 6s, Dulau et then, some brilliant passages remind us of Co. London, 1808. the anthor's known talents; but the whole bears'evident marks of haste and negli- The principal iderit of this new edi. ģence. It is a wanton abuse of her facilition consists in its being comprised in one ty in the knack of writing. The characters volume, and in the geographical and his. are fairly draw.) ; the situations are indi- torical notes which have been added by Çated rather than expressed, and the natu- Mr. Gros; it is enriched with a chronolo. ral consequence is, a total deficiency of gicat table of the Arabian and Moorish interest, although a very good novel might Sovereigns who reigned in Spain. --The certainly be made on the plan suggested work is of established reputation, and is, by Madame de Genlis.
in the present state of affairs, very inWe shall say nothing on the merit or teresting. We cannot better submit an. demerit of historical novels in general. opinion of this work than by quoting the We leave this grand question to the learn high character given ut it by -M. de la ed frivolity of our neighbours; convinced, Harpe : that provided a production of this kind be harmless in its moral tendency, it matters laris conceived ; and the action is gradually
The plan of Gonzalve de Cordoue is regubut little, wieiher fictitious adventures conducted, the hero is interesting under are attributed to imaginary heroes, or to every idea, whether warrior, friend, or lover; historical personages; keeping, however, the other personages are so disposed as.io in mind, ihe precept of Horace, notandi strengthen the general effect; the episodes are suns tili mores. Yet, when the real man- well arranged with the action, which they ners, sentiments, and actions of the per occasionally suspend, without retarding it to sons introduced are correctly represented, inach; the dangers of Gonzalve and his misand the opinions of their age and country reader to the end of the history: the style is
tress Zulema are so contrived as to satisfy the are also set before us, truly, we are of
clegant and noble. These .qualifications are opinion that this attention to costume and certainly sufficient to convince every one that character enhances the consideration at all the work is estimable, considered with regard times due to the labours of genius. As to to the principles which the author followed, the events of real history, to seek them in and the efforts to which he was restricted works of imagination is illusory, and ge- It is preceded by an excellent historical sketch nerally dangerous.
of the Moors, wherein we discover method, We shall conclude this article by a cu
choice, and judgement; wherein the author rious observation of Madame de Genlis; ciently to shew that he perfectly understood
has known how to expand or contract, suffi. after remarking that the cruel punishment the style of history, in writing, tarrating, of Belisarius is by no means an authen. and reflecting. This sketch makes us betrer ticated fact, she thinks, that the only acquainted with the Moors than any other authority which sanctions the popular no- book written on that interesting nation, and tion of his blindness, is a beautifal picture by Vandyck, now in the possession of the
• It is divided into four epochs ; the hrst duke of Devonshire. at Chiswick. In
extends from the conquest of the Arabs to the this picture the Grecian hero is represent. establishment of the Ommiades al Cordova ed sitting, while the boy who serves him the second contains the reigns of these kalifs as a guide tends the casque of the warrior of the west ; the third relates all that could to receive the alois of a soldier heart be collected of the small kingdoms raised on struck by the misery of his general:
the ruins of the kalifs of Cordova ; and the Pictoribus atque poetis
fourth comprehends the history of the so
vereigns of Grenada until the entire expulsion Quidlibet audendi semper fuitæqua potestas. of the Mussulmans.