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forbade all sculptors but Lysippus to childless. The borrowed curls, the pencarve his image, she prohibited all but cilled eyebrows, special cunning limners from drawing . «The steely-prison'd shape. her effigy. This was in 1563, anno . So oft made taper, by constraint of tape, regni 5, while, though no chicken, she still was not clean past her youth. This the various cosmetic secrets, well-known order was probably intended to prevent to the middle ages, not only of the softer caricatures. At last she quarrelled with sex, are not unseemly in a spinster, so her looking-glass as well as her painters, long as they succeed in making her look and her maids of honour removed all young. They are intolerable in a mother mirrors from her apartments, as care of any age. But we, my dear Christo, fully as Ministers exclude opposition pher, resigned and benevolent old bachepapers (we hope not Maga) from the lors as we are, can well appreciate the presence of our most gracious sove vanity of the aged heart, that sees not reign. It is even said, that those fair its youth renewed in any growing dearer nettles of India took advantage of her self. Nothing denotes the advances of weakness, to dress her head awry, and life, at once so surely and so pleasantly to apply the rouge to her nose, instead as children springing up around a good of her cheeks. So may the superan- man's table. Perhaps our famous Queen, nuated eagle be pecked at by daws. in her latter days, though full of hoBut the tale is not probable. After all, nours as of years, would gladly have it is but the captious inference of wit changed places with the wife of any yeo, lings and scoffers, that attributes to mere man that had a child to receive her last sexual vanity that superstitious horror blessing, whose few acres were not to of encroaching age, from which the pass away to the hungry expecting son wisest are not always free. It may be, of a hated rival. Her virginity was not that they shrink from the reflection of like that of Jephthah's daughter, a freetheir wrinkles, not as from the despoilers will offering to the Lord. Pride, and of beauty, but as from the vaunt-couriers policy, and disappointment, and, it may of dissolution. In rosy youth, while yet be, hopeless, self-condemned affection, the brow is alabaster-veined with Hea- conspired to perpetuate it. Probably it ven's own tint, and the dark tresses turn was well for England that no offspring golden in the sun, the lapse of time is of hers inherited her throne. By some imperceptible as the throbbing of a heart strange ordinance of nature, it generally at ease. “So like, so very like, is day happens that these wonderful clever to day,'-one primrose scarce more like women produce idiots or madmen.another. Whoever saw their first grey Witness Semiramis, Agrippina, Cathe, hairs, or marked the crow-feet at the rine de Medicis, Mary de Medicis, Caangle of their eyes, without a sigh or a therine of Russia, and Lady Wortley tear, a momentous self-abasement, a Montague. One miniature of Elizabeth sudden sinking of the soul, a thought I have seen, which, though not beautithat youth is flown for ever? None ful, is profoundly interesting : it presents but the blessed few that, having dedi- her as she was in the days of her danger cated their spring of life, to Heaven, be- and captivity, when the same wily policy, hold in the shedding of their vernal keeping its path, even while it seemed blossoms, a promise that the season of to swerve, was needful to preserve her immortal fruit is near. It is a frailty, life, that afterwards kept her firm on a almost an instance of humanity, to aim throne. Who was the artist that proat concealing that from others, of which duced it? I know not; but it bears the ourselves are painfully conscious. The strongest marks of authenticity, if to be herculean Johnson keenly resented the exactly what a learned spirit would fancy least allusion to the shurtness of his Elizabeth — young, a prisoner, and in sight. So entirely is man a social ani. peril-be evidence of true portraiture, mal, so dependent are all his feelings There is pride, not aping humility, but for their very existence upon communi. wearing it as a well-beseeming habit;—. cation and sympathy, that the « fee there is passion, strongly controlled by griefs,' which none but ourselves are the will, but not extinct, neither dead privy to, are forgotten as soon as they nor sleeping, but watchful and silent; are removed from the senses. The arti- brows sternly sustaining a weight of fices to which so many have recourse to care, after which a crown could be but conceal their declining years, are often light; a manly intellect, allied with fe. intended more to soothe themselves, male craft;- but nonsense! it will be than to impose on others. This aver said ; no colours whatever could represion to growing old is specially natural sent all this, and that, too, in little, for and excusable in the celibate' and the the picture was among Bone's enamels,
I seem like one
Soft and low :
Well, then, it suggested it all. Perhaps laboured under an idea that he was the finest Madonna ever painted would qualified for a turf-man, and, like most be no more than a meek, pious, pretty who are afflicted with that disorder, sufwoman, and 'an innocent child, if we fered severely. The animals he kept, knew not whom it was meant for. instead of being safe running horses for
him, generally made him a safe stalkingTHE HAUNTED HOUSE.
horse for others. Upon one occasion he (By Mrs. Hemans.)
came to the theatre in great ill-humour,
having just received the account of a Who treads alone Some banquet-hall deserted,
race which he had lost. Cross was bu. Whose lights are fled,
sily engaged in writing, and cross at the Whose garlands dead, And all but he, departed.
interruption he met with from SaunMOORE.
ders's repeated exclamations against his SEEST thou yon grey gleaming hall, Where the deep elin shadows fall ?
jockey; he at length looked up, and Voices that have left the earth
said impatiently, “His fault_his faultLong ago,
how was it his fault?". “ Why,'' said Still are murmuring round its hearth,
Saunders, “ the d-d rascal ran my Ever there :-yet one alone
horse against a wagon.”. “Umph!" Hath the gift to hear their tone.
replied Cross, “I never knew a horse Guests come thither, and depart, Free of step, and light of heart;
of yours that was fit to run against any Children, with sweet visions bless'd,
thing else!', In the haunted chambers rest; One alone upslumbering lies
A musician of the name of Goodall, When the night hath seal d all eyes, who belonged to the orchestra of the One quick heart and watchful ear,
Theatre Royal, Richmond, in 1767, was Listening for those whispers clear.
fonder of his, or any other man's, bottle Seest thou where the woodbine-flowers
than his own bassoon. The natural conO'er yon low porch hang in showers ? Startling faces of the deau,
sequence was, that he frequently failed Pale, yet sweet,
in his attendances at the theatre. Upon One lone womav's entering tread There still meet!
one occasion, after an absence of a week, Some with yonng smooth foreheads fair, he returned in the middle of the perFaintly shining through bright hair;
formances for the evening. A piece Some with reverend locks of snow All, all buried loug ago!
was being acted called the “Intriguing All, from under deep sea-waves,
Chambermaid,” in which there is a chaOr the flowers of foreign graves, Or the old and banner'd aisle,
racter of an old gentleman called Mr. Where their high tombs gleam tbe while, Goodall, who comes on as from a jourRisiug, wandering, floating by,
ney, followed by a servant carrying his Suddenly and silently,
To him there enters a Through their earthly home and place,
portmanteau. But amidst another race.
lady, Mrs. Highman, whose first exclaWherefore, unto one alone,
mation is, “ Bless my eyes, what do I Are those sounds and visions known?
see? Mr. Goodall returned ?" At that Wherefore hath that spell of power Dark and dread,
precise moment Old Goodall happened On her soul, a baleful dower,
to put his head into the orchestra, and
fancying himself addressed, called out, Oh! in those deep-seeing eyes, No strange gift of mystery lies !
“ Lord bless you, ma'am, I've been here She is lone where once she moved
this half hour." Fair, and happy, and beloved ! Sunny smiles were glancing round her,
Old Storace (the father of the celeTendrils of kind hearts had bound ber;
brated composer) had lost nearly all his Now those silver cords are broken, Those bright looks have left po token,
teeth at rather an early period of his life. Not oue trace on all the eartb,
This, to one who was decidedly a bon Save her memory of her mirth.
vivant, was a great annoyance. A denShe is lone and lingering now, Dreams have gather'd o'er her brow,
tist of eminence undertook to supply the Midst gay song and children's play,
defect: he drew the few teeth which She is dwelling far away ;
remained, and fitted the patient with an Seeing wbat none else may seeHaunted still her place must be !
entire new set, which acted by means of New Monthly Magazine. springs, and were removable at pleasure.
The operation was so skilfully performThe Gatherer.
ed, and the resemblance so good, that
Storace flattered himself that no one A snapper up of unconsidered trifles.
could discover the deception. Being
one day in company with Foster (a perOCTOGENARIAN REMINISCENCES. former in the Drury Lane orchestra, In 1760, a Mr. Cross was prompter at and one celebrated among his compaDrury Lane Theatre, and a Mr. Saun- nions for quaintness and humour), he ders the principal machinist. · Saunders said, “ Now, Foster, I'll surprise you—
Thus been shed ?
I'll show you something you never could “Manye Englishewriters usinge straunge have guessed.” So saying, he took out wordes as Lattine, Frenche, and Itathe ivory teeth, and exclaimed with an lian, do make al thinges darke and air of triumph, “ There, what do you harde. Ones,” says he, “ I communed think of that?" “ Poh! nonsense! with a man which reasoned the Englishe surprise me,” replied Foster, “ I knew
tongue to be enriched and encreased perfectly well they were false.”
thereby, sayinge, Who will not prayse the devil could you know that ?', said that feast, where a man shall drincke at Storece. “Why,” rejoined Foster, “I a dinner both wyne, ale, and beere : never knew anything true come out of Truly (quoth I) they be al good every of your mouth!'.-Atheneum.
one taken by itself alone ; but if you
put malmesye and sack, redde wyne The King of Prussia, in his corres
and white, ale and beere, and al in one pondence with Voltaire, relates the fol. pot, you shall make a drinke neither lowing anecdote of the Czar Peter, as
easye to be knowen, nor holsom for the illustrative of Russian despotismn :-“I bodye.”
A. V. knew Printz, the great marshal of the court of Prussia, who had been ambassador to the Czar Peter, in the reign of the late king. The commission with When King James I. first saw the pubwhich he was charged proving very aca lic library at Oxford, and perceived the ceptable, the prince was desirous of little chains by which the books were giving him conspicuous inarks of his fastened, he expressed his wish that if satisfaction, and for this purpose a
ever it should be his fate to be a prisumptụous banquet was prepared, und soner, this library might be his prison, to which Printz, was invited. They those books his fellow prisoners, and drank brandy, as is customary with the the chains his fetters. J. E. H. Russians, and they drank it to a brutal excess. The Czar, who wished to give a particular grace to the entertainment, sent for twenty of the Strelitz Guards, On a Marine Officer, in the churchyard who were confined in the prisons of of Barwick-in-Elmet, Yorkshire. Petersburgh, and for every large bumper Here lies, retired from busy scenes, which they drank, this hideous monster A first lieutenant of Marines, struck off the head of one of these Who lately lived in gay content, wretches. As a particular mark of respect, this unnatural prince was de- On board the brave ship Diligent. sirous of procuring the ambassador the Now stripp'd of all his warlike show, pleasure (as he called it) of trying his And laid in box of elm below, skill upon these miserable creatures, Confin'd in earth in narrow borders, The Czar was disposed to be angry at He rises nut till further orders. his refusal, and could not help betraying signs of his displeasure. W. G.C..
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Though this is an ancient borough by Corse Castle nearly adjoins a town of prescription, it was not incorporated till the same name : both are situate in the the 18th of Queen Elizabeth, when a Isle of Purbeck; and their histories are charter was obtained by Sir Christopher so incorporated, that we shall not at- Hatton, by which the inhabitants were tempt their separation.
invested with the same liberties as those The town, according to the Beauties of the Cinque Ports; besides being faof England and Wales, vol. iv. p. 386, voured with various other privileges. is nearly in the centre of the Isle, at the This charter was afterwards confirmed foot of a range of hills, on a rising ground, by James the First and Charles the Sedeclining to the east. Its origin must cond. The government of the town is undoubtedly be attributed to the Castle, vested in a mayor and eight barons-the which existed previous to the year 980; barons are those who have borne the though the town itself does not appear office of mayor. The first retnrn to to have attained any importance till after parliament was made in the 14th of the Conquest, as it was wholly unnoticed Elizabeth. The right of election is posin the Domesday Book. The Manor sessed by all persons within the borough and Castle seem always to have descend- who are " seized in fee, in possession, or ed together, and were often granted to reversion, of any messuage, or tenement, princes of the blood, and the favourites or corporal hereditament; and in such of our kings, yet as often reverted to the as are tenants for life, or lives ; and in Crown by attainder or forfeiture. In the want of such freehold, in tenants for reign of Richard the Second, they were years, determinable on any life, or lives, held by Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent, paying scot and lot."'* The number of jointly with Alicia, his wife, In the voters is between forty and fifty. reign of Henry the Fourth, they were Corfe Castle “ stands a little north of granted to the Beauforts, Earls of So- the town, opposite to the church, on a merset; but were taken from that family very steep rocky hill, mingled with hard by Edward the Fourth, who bestowed rubble chalk stone, in the opening of them successively on Richard, Duke of those ranges of hills that inclose the York, and George, Duke of Clarence; east part of the Isle. Its situation beon the attainder of the latter, they re- tween the ends of those hills deprives it verted to the Crown. Henry the Seventh much of its natural and artificial strength, granted them to his mother, the Countess being so commanded by them, that they of Richmond, for life. In the 27th of overlook the tops of the highest towers ; his successor, Henry the Eighth, an act yet its structure is so strong, the ascent of parliament was passed, by which they of the hill on all sides but the south so were given to Henry, Duke of Rich- steep, and the walls so massy and thick, mond, his natural son. After his death that it must have been one of the most they reverted to the Crown, and were, impregnable fortresses in the kingdom by Edward the Sixth, bestowed on the before the invention of artillery. It was Duke of Somerset; whose zeal for the of great importance in respect to its keformation was undoubtedly invigo- command over the whole Isle : whence rated by the numerous grants of abbey our Saxon ancestors justly styled it Corf lands made to him after the suppression Gate, as being the pass and avenue into of the monasteries. On the duke's at the best part of the Isle.” tainder, the demesne lands of the Castle The Castle is separated from the town were leased for twenty-one years, on a by a strong bridge of four very high, fee-farm rent of 77. 13s. 4d. In the narrow, semi-circular arches, crossing a 14th of Elizabeth, the Castle and Ma- moat of considerable depth, but now nor, with the whole Isle of Purbeck, dry. This , bridge leads to the gate of were granted to Sir Christopher Hatton, the first ward, which remains pretty enwhose heirs continued possessors till the tire, probably from the thickness of the commencement of the 17th century, when walls, which, from the outward to the the Manor and Castle were given by Sir inner facing, is full nine yards. The William Hatton to his lady, Elizabeth, ruins of the entrance to the second ward, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Exeter, and and of the tower near it, are very reafterwards second wife to Lord Chief
* Hutcbius's Dorset, vol. i. p. 279, 2nd edit.