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tain situation, roused him to frehh ex**
ertion. Having passed the scattered
parts of the fallen and mouldering
wall, he reached what appeared a
long alley, on each side of which wai
a range of apartments for confine-
menh In passing from one side of
the alley to the oUier, he occadonalhr
felt a massy door, so firmly lastened»
that not his utmost labour could move
iti He was almost sinking. The
extraorditiary fatigue he had enduredi
the long time he had paS.-ed without
food, together with the uncertain^
«£kis mmd, and l^e continued agi-
.^TUtion of his spints, the horrors of
what had passed, and the apprehen*
sion of what miglit folk>w> the jengto
of way he had traversed in the dark(
the strange passages of this Unknown
and mysterious edifice, ult these so
distracted his brain, and bewildered
his mind, that bis reason gave way to
his weakaeis* He rushed on thf

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iO^^Rtepped— stared round, utter- and be was be^ning to express his
•d a wild cry, and again flew forwards, admiration, but scarcely had he arti-
He reached where die alley was in- culated a word, when the charm was
tersected by anodier. This he found, dissolved, and the whole vanished
in rushing against the wall. He fled ^ronj before him, and he found himi
on. Demons seemed to pursue, and «elf standing on the heath, whence
epectres to threaten his progress. - he bad set out; his horse standing*
Now some hideous animal would beside bin;, and the sun breaking out
italk, and growl upon him, or the in the east. •^— F.

hiss of snakes urged him from be- Tq the Ediior of the Umversal Mag.
hind. His wild &ipevation carri^ sir,

him still forward, till a being of enor- ABOUT thp year 1764, or 1765,
mous stature seemed to guard a door, I frequently heard from a Scotch tu«»
ttid f<Mtede his issuing. Sir Alan tor, certain bacchanalian verses in
grasped his sword, but m a moment, Latin, written with much eleganog
disarmed, he thought himself thrown and spirit. He called them German
maid the loudest groans of innume- toucans ; they were then, and had
rable miserable beings, on the floor been for many years, ii seems, thi
ofa deep dungeon. fashionable poetic amusements of the

His over«harrassed powers sunk German literary kofis vivq-fL%. I rd-
into slumber, when a new scene gret that I committed none of them
arose. A large magnificent chamber to writing, pnd at this distance of time
appeared around him, and himself my memory ' serves me no farther
seemed to have fallen upon a mast than the following twq or three ini-
brilliant carpet. Though a full and tial lines ; perhaps some (»f the learrt-
raiiiant moon was beheld, through an edconespondcntsoftheO/r/ l/niversai,
elegant window, to shed her broad yet in existence, mav fill up an fnati£$
lostre over the most enchanting ga,r- oy me, valde di^ftendus.
deos and orqbards, yet the apartment Feitur inconviviis vinus, vina, vinuin,
in which he found himself was illu- Vinum est masculinum, fociAininuni'^
mined by unnuml)ered resplendent Vinum est di vinum., &c. &c. J. L.

lamps and tapers. The sweetest and — :—

softest music stole upon his ravished extracts from a literarx com-
senses. At the wide-spreading door mo n- place book.

jaow entered a number of females. Original Letter fr^m the Earl of E^^^x
attired with transcendent brilliancj, to Oueen Elizatcih, on hi^heiug scni
and possessing the most exquisite to Ireland,
grace and beauty. Sir Alan rose from To the Queen,

the carpet on which he still sat in FROM a mind deligliting in sor-
mute and delighted amazement, and row -, from spirits wasted with pas-
bent betore beings apparently of an- sion j from a heart torn in pieces
.gelic nature. One stepped forward, with care, grief, and travail ; from a
aod with the most winning grace^ man that hateth himself, and all
took him by the liand, and bade him things else that keepeth him alive*
fearlessly come. A number of me- what service can your majesty expect?
nials were spreading a sjxicious table, -*^ince any service ptist, deserves nq
wiih vases of the most el^ant con- more than banishment and proscrij)-
struction and splendour, filled with tion into the cursedest of islands, it
.all the fruits of the eastern or western is your rebel's pride and succesiion.
vorld, that possess flavour or beaut}', tiiat must give me leave to ransom
Ihe flowing bowls of the most allur- myself out of this hateful prison^
ing wines were iuteriuinded with ^he this loathed body, which, if it nappen
Mands. Sir Alan was ajstinguislM||^so, your mJijesty shall have no cause
•by D^rtjcular attention during the to dislike the tashion of n\y death,
whole re.past. . since the course of my life could l\e^

. So ovcroowered, so amazed, so en- ver please you.
dianted, had he hitherto been, that Happy he could finish fourth his fete,
.iie was utterly unable to speak a word, in gome unhaunted desart, raost obscu^
m every attempt was wholly una- from all society, from lov-e and hate *
.jwJing: his tongue stuck as it were Of worldly folk, then •houMbt tkn
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Then wake again, and yield God ever stances as, *' From Italy I lenril titotK
praijc, I shall have the satisfaction, the bo-
Content with hips and haws and bramble- nour, and the glory of reconctliug the
^Jcrrv ; Venetians with the Pope ;" . and
In contemplation passing out hit days, «* fiongars Mrrites to me from Ger-
And change of holy thoughts to make many, that tlie new king of Sweden
***" "*"7 ' ^^ ^^^ ^^^ more esteemed by his
Who, when he dies, his tomb may be a new subjects ; and that the Landgrave
^"»h> of Hesse gains me every day new
Where harmless robin dwells with gentle friends, allies, and assurea servants;"
i^ni^h. — we see, not without some little
Your majesty's exUed ser^^ant, 8«T>"«e, unless acquainted with the
£s8Ex above aphorism of Johnson, '* I have

also had a good appetite ; I have eaten

Duckess of Orleans. excellent melons j and half a doaen

T« T>»^a »i 11 r 1. , quails have been served up at my ta-

In P&m the gallery of the theatres, gie, the fattest and most tender that I

Jtis well known, is. called *' Le Pa- ever saw '*•

radis," or Paradise. The Duchess of ' Criticism,

Orleans took a fancy to go to the play Mark the year, and mark die night,

one night, with onWafinedechambre, When Severn shall rc^ho with affright^

and to sit in the Paradis. A young The shrieks of death through Berkeley's

officer who happened to be next the roof that ring,

duchess, waa very hee in his addresses Shrieks of an agonizing Kiqg !

to her, and when the play was over. tltw u -u-^i?

concluded by offeriiiff her a sunoer ^^' Earner observes, m his " Ex-

which she s^med to accept, rfeac' ?""!?'"'' that this passage is spoiled

companied her down stairs : but was ^^ ^® ^"^ (in the last line) of thcpre-

confounded when he saw her attend- "^^ Participle for the pretente pas-

anu and equipage, and heard her «\^«- .^^^ it seenas injudicious to ap-

name. Recov^ing, how^^^^^^^ S P^^ l^'^'T^'^ "^"^"^ ""P^^"^ "^

presence of mind, he handed her royal ^^^^^ <>( ^i^cy. composed m soirre-

highness into hei^ carriage! uTwXn ^^''' ^ anguage as tlie English. In

silence, and was prepS ^TldrL T i!?P{? T"^"^ .u^ ^""^^^ u%

when she called out, " \\Tiere is ijfe should characterize the ode, we shaU

supper vou promised r" He bowed ^eneralhr look in vain for the tame-

and replied, - In Paradise we a^^ ^11 ?x?* ^^ .laboured perfection. Mr.

equal;^butiamnotiSibleof die ^^^^ ^^"^ore interesting to the

nrofound rp^nprt wK.vK T poetical reader when he informs him

neat, and proper reply obtameH fer '?S (Berkeley CasUe.) we pass av^

him a pla^ i^ the feeLwiJe fT^ °^'^. "'^P *°//"l4 '^J^

and at her table linage, ^jgrk room, standing detached and so-

DinTwr litary, and entered by a low, strong

n^ T u /1^ door* where deeds of blood might be

th.w fk**^"^^'^' "There are few perpetrated ^vithout disturbance or

n3.ife .^vf^^'l.^^'?^' "^^^® »«- discovery. This was tlie theatre of

o&of- "* ^^^" ^" ^^''^•", ™' the last agonies of Edward II. The

oDsmation appears whimsically cor- appropriate liangings of the room, and

J^n Tk? TJ'^\ from Zimmer. its furniture, crimfon cloth, embroi-

P^icl-. /federick the Great, of dered with black, naturally lead the

rrussia, a stoic amid the tumults of mind to a recollection of die ex«:rable

victoiy, waa put m excellent humour scene."

trom anticipating the jovs of a ma- Queen EUxabeth,

.carom pie which he liad ordered for la the sceptical rage of the day, ft

ainner! In SuJh^ s M^ rnoirs we find, has become common to doubt the feet

iiftewihe. that Henry IV. of France, of Queen Elizabeths amorous indi-

uie gallant and magnificeiit, placed nation toward several of her courtiers,

.great value on the substantial blessings —A criminal indulgence of her pasp-

oi a wdJ-served meal. Accounting sions is certainly for from having beeti

to the fevoured bully for an unusual evidently made out; but it is as cer-

now of spirits, among such circum- tain that Aose who contend for the

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Exiroctsfrom aLUerdry Common-place Bcioh m

foMSBty of the " vtrgin queeft's" might be proved. Accotdih^lr, after
chensiiiuea tender sentiment tor Lei- he had sketched a drawing of a fax»
€esteruia£ssex, have two strong ar- from nature, he applied thereto his
gomentj in their favour— her acate musical scale, and observed in wlut
•ensibiHlv to beauty in the other sex, correspondent points, taking the^rholo
aod inordinate vanihr in regard to her face for tlie octave, or fundamental,
{wm person. This latter trait is suffi- the great lines of the features teJl.
efodf exemplified by the {portraits Adhering to his principle, every fao*-
tiken in her old age, in which she was in harmony with itself, thoo^
will be found to increase the gaudy sometimes it might be a concordia 4hs^
richneaof her apparel^ in proportion cars. After the key-note wzs tburul,
eber personal recommendations may he of course discovered (i. e, looked
be supposed to have faded. The ra- for) the correspondent ratios, or pro-
nges of time on her ancient fore- portions ; so tfiat if, on applying iho
Im are here found conquered by the scale thus rectified, as i! were, to tha
adoption of a red perriwi^. Vol- drawing, he found any of the featui«s
tare derides the idea of Elizabeth's or principal points of the face, out of
passion for Essex at the time of his their proper places, by making them
execution, since she was then sixty- correspond tothe scale, he always p«r-
eisfat years old ; but Mr. Walpole ceived that such corrections produced
ably opposes this absurd position, by abetter and more characteristic Jike-
copyiog an anecdote fi^om a diligent ness." — What infinite use might Mr.
owrer of the nvmners of her court. Shandy have made of this system!

" There was a mask/' says he, ** at

Blackfriars, on the marriage of Lord Lord Bolingbroke was the creatoro
Hetbert and Mrs. RusseJI. £ight of imagination. — It will perhaps be
w maskers, in character, chose recollected, that when he was attend-
erajt more to dance the Measures. — ing high mass at Versailles, on seeinc
Mb. Fitton, who led tliem, went to the archbishop elevate tlie host, and
thetjoeen, and woo'd her to dance, hearing the sudden burst of music
Her majesty asked her what character which accompanied the solemnity, he
she represented ? ' Affection,' she exclaimed to Bishop Atterbury, " By
ttd. ' Ah !* cried the queen, mourn- heavens ! if I were the king of France
fofiy, ' Affection is false V — Were not I would perform that ceremony my-
t^ the murmurs of a heart ill at self!" — A man of so vivid afimcy was
ease ? Yet her majesty rose and ill-calculated for tlie labour of meta-
^ed. She was then sixty-eight, physical disquisition. — A brilliant pa-
rSure it was as natural for her to be ragraph was to him the elevation of
a Jove!" the host 5— he snatched the beauty,

and left truth to shift for itself.

Hosic, poetry, and painting, are

intimately allied} but seldom will W6 callJames L a religious bigot ;
tlttir tie of relationship be deeimed so yet in the reien of this monarch was
close as by Hussey, well known as an issued a proclamation for the allow-
»tist of much practical ingenuity, ance of sports on the Sundry. '* His
Mr. Maton tells us, that he " always Majestic s ph^asure is,'' says the edict,
<Jrewthe human head by the musical " that after the end of divine service,
«alf, alleging that every human face his good people be not disturbed, let-
wjsinharmony with itself; that, how- ted, or discou raided, from any lawfid
erer accurate the delineation of it from exercise ; such n's dancing, either men
Mtnre might be, in consequence of an or women ; archery for iner^, leaping,
anist having a very nice eye and hand, vaulting, or any such harmless recre-i,
yet some fittle touches necessary to ation ; nor from having May-gamc«,
complete tlie likeness would be want- Whitsun-ales, Morrice-dancing, the
ing after all possible care; and that setting up of May-poles, kc.^ This
Hie oaly true criterion by which it tolerant humour \n our times, peculiar
?«M be known that anv two things to the Catholic religion, has seldom,
in drawing were exactly' alike, was \o however, been earned to such an ex-
F"«ure a third as a kind of mean pro- tent as in Modern France, where
^wtional, by a comparison with which it is usual to see the do:>rs ot the
«« exact similarity of the other two theatre and the cathedral opened to*

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Mther ? wh«re the mcwntebank div tent from it, in the mid<fie half a dn
Blaysi his wooden withottt doors, while gree, and at the end two degrees,
the priest harangues within ! —When Saturn will make a movement about
acoantry curate represented to Fe- threeorfiiur degrees only, aiid maybe
nekm* that the peasants of his cure discovered, about the teotl\ evenmgi,
praboed the Sabbath with dancing, near Venus. __

and the pipe and tabor, it is said the The following diagram- ppettjr cor-
aothor oTTelemaclius replied, *' Let rectly represents the princip^ stars la
vs snflfer them the relaxation of an the constellation, called the Harp, ttie
innooent amusement, on the day of aprow pcw^i^g towards the t^octh.
fcst i we have been idle all the week
^4niI they have been Ubouring.**

To the sad instances o£ degeneracjp
in the descendants of a Cicero and a
NewtoUj may be added the name of
Grolutf. The last lineal relative of
this aUe civilian, and elegant critic,
died witbm these few vears, at Rot-
terdam, in a melancholy eminence of
disrenutej— despised for weakness, yet
dreaded lor roguery !




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KATXOKAL BBCREATIOWS FOR S£P* «^ »« .^t

TSMBBR, 1805. Scah ^ fv Agren.

—Media inter protlia semper r«i.. . r *u r -^ ■ i ^ u

SideriUis, colique plagis,superiiPiie vacavi. This is one of the forty^^t oM
^ .. . r . t '. constellations deduced from Pagan my-

Amid thestormiof war, ^vithcunouscyes, tliology; and when the veneraWeB©die,
I tiace the planets, and survey the skies. through an iHioraut. superstitious acal.
ON the last day of the preceding rather than nom any real love to the
mootli, we left the moon making her sciences, took upon him to alter the
/ progress, till she had arrived wi£iii a figures and ancient names of the coo*
aegreeof Antares ; on the first of tl^ stellations, and to give them scriptu-
turesent month, she will consequently ral characters and c&nominarioos, ha
lie advanced to the east of it; and to- changed this constellation into the
wards the end of the month, will again Manger of Christ. The first star h of
a}>proach the same star, and pa:>s it the first magnitude; the second, third,
before the evening of tlie 28th. and fourth, are of the third ; and the

Venial will move about thirty-six fifth, sixth, and seventh, of the fifth
decrees this month -, on tlie teutli, she magnitude. The first star, sometimes
will fumisli an opportunit}" to direct called L)'ra, will come to the meridian
those who have not had a view of Sa- by the ^Uowi^g movements : on the
turn, to that immense planet, proceed- first evening, at seven hours fifty mi-
ingtill within two degrees of him. On nutes; on tlie sixtli, at seven hours
the 13th such astronomical students thirty-two minutes ; on the ele^-enth,
ashave telescopes of moderate powers, at seven hours fourteen minutes ; on
will not fjil to discover Hen^diell, or the sixteenth, at six hours fifty-sii^
Uranus, as he will be little, more than minutes ; on the tu'enty-first, at six
one-fifth of a degree fi*om that radiant hours thirty-eight minutes ^ on the
planet Venus ; aiKl on the 15th Venus twenty-sixtu, at six hours twenty mi-
will be but two degrees distant fiom nutes; and on the thirtieth, at six hours
the first of the Virgin. five minutes, which last jpoint or sta-

Marswill advance twenty-one de- tion is synchronous with the exact
grees this month, being at the com- time of sun-setting, when Lyra, ap-
mencement of it about two degrees pears on the meridian, or due south; its
from the first of the Virgin. altitude is 77 degrees^ or about ihir-

Jupiter's motion tliis month will be teen miimtes south of the zenith,
four degrees ; he is now near a star of Altair, a star of the first magnitude,
the second nkagnitude, being the^se- and first of the constellation called the
eondof the Sa)rpioa; at tlie beginning £agle, will come to the meridian^
of the month he i^ tluee degrees dis- every evening, one hour twelve mi"



the Rrformers- a$

Mm after tyVky at the altitude of west, the b^taest about ttrenty-oii^

degrees hiffh J tlie body of the tittU
fiear will oe nearly in the same di^
recticAi, but between twenty and tliir-
ty degrees hidier ; and it will be rea^
oily perceived that the tail of the Gr^
Bear is turned directly the contrary
way to that of the Lesser Bear, the tur^



lbrt}'-six minutes three quarters> or
nther somewhat above mid-hedven.
beoeb, a star of the first magnitude^
iHli be on the meridiau every evening
attwo*Hours four minutes atter Lyra,
at the altitude of about eighty-three
degrees, or seven degrees south of the



ienitb. Fomallkiut» another star of mer being in an inclination to tfatt



file first magnitude, will be on. the
meridian precisely four houi^ sixteen
minutes after Lyraj at which time
Markab and Scueat ^the first and se-
cond stars of Pt^asus, or the Flying
Horse) will be likewise on the me-
ridiaa<



west, while the latter is towards cii«

east.

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THB aSFOKMEl, KO. ZI.

** Difficile est Scere quantopere co$i^

About the middle of the mon h, at f^^^^^ sermanis:' cicbroT

mae odock, the foUowmg celestial , . , , .

• • *' It IS hard to say how mnch courtesy^

and a flowing afTability of speech an4
behaviour, engage the minds of men.**

THE custom of prefixing mottoa
to those miscellaneous discourses, oak
led £ssays, is now become so mudft



phenomena will present themselves;—
Papella, in tlic northeast by north,
win he about fifteen degrees high ;
aod lower down, but more in a di-
rection lo the east, his companion,

the second of the Waggoner; Alge-

nib and Algol, the first and second of a-la-mooe,
ferseus, will appear, the former m the
north-east twenty-nine degrees high,
and the latter in the north east by east
tM'-enty five degrees high. Tlie three
first stars in Andromeda will exhibit
(hemselves ; the first forty-two degrees
above die east-by-south point ; tl^ se«
cond called Mirach, thirty-eight de<



so much in accordance
-with the fashionable economy of that
day, that a writer might perlu^ be
thought to infringe upon privilege, td
trespass upon'tlie rules of propriety,
and, in some respects, might 'seem
liable to censure, who should take ihm
liberty to forswear and.contiavene it.



like a bill of fare, which can select a
grees above the east-by-north, and the judicious service fiom a table covere4
third called Alamak, thirty-five de- witli a great variety of muLed meatfly



grees above the east-north-east point
of the horizon.

^iarkab, Scheat, and Algerib, the
(bree first of Pegasus, or the Flying
Horse, will be seen, the first in the
iottth east-by*ea8t, forty-one degrees
^igh, the second in the east-south-east
fiftjr-one degrees high, and the third
eait-south-east thirty-one degrees
ligh.

Deoeb wiil appear in the meridian.
It the altitude of eighty-three or
tighty-fimr degrees.

The first star of the Eagle, south-
•CHilh-west forty-five degrees high.



seasoned sauces, and rich, spicy pet^
fumes ; like the prologue to a iievr
dramatic performance, or like the
printed advertisements pasted upon
the bootlis, in tliat blessed approaching
rendezvous, St.Bartholomew fair, tiiey
civilly accost the reader, (the learned
andjudicious one at least) at the be«>
ginning, andserve to give him a good*
natured, friendly infoiinatiou, a kind
of table of contents ; afibrd him some
general hint and idea, as to the nature
of the entertainment which he is likelj
to expect witiiin.
It IS not so much In pure and



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fiasAlgcthi,dMrty-six degrees high in devout compliance with a prevailing
the west-south-west; and about five custom, as to prevent inconvenience,
degrees, east of it, the observer will that I have chosen die motto which
mi Ra& Alhague, the former beiAg now appears at the head of this paper,
the first star oi Hercules, and tiie lat>* inasmuch as it gives me an opportu-i



tcr, the first of the Serpent Beareic
L^Ta will be fi>und sixty-six degrees
iagh in the west^outh- west, and Arc-



nity of calling up again, and ot dwei-»
ling a little more at large upon Che
same'yopic, viz. good-breeaing, oc



tnras west^north-west eleven degrees genteel, well-timed, well-mamigedj^
•bove the horizon. The pointers of civility, which I took some notice ot
jbeGt«atBearwillbe.iaDorth-narth« in my former numL«%r. Md thejn

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fS# The Rpprrmer*

Hiottght it ncresttij to recommend tice, experience, application, and re-
this most eminent social virtue fo the flection, to make ourseJves able pro-*
timely consideration and practice of ficients in and complete masters at thef
tny readers in general, and myself, merit and art of pleasing. And yet,
so" I bhall now tonch upon it in some- I must confess, that with all the feli-
tihnt of a longer detail, and make it citj; of genius, the delicacy of imagi-
the "subKct ol'ray present lucubration, nation and wit, the flexibility^ of tern-
• Jt is' a received maxim, a sort of per, with all the rare accomplishments,
proverb amon^ that nation of courtly the superlative excellence of line parts
ta^alicrs, ihe Spnniards, that La Cor- and principles, that can possibly enter
icsiacosja poca y roU' viucJio; Which into the constitution of trie real, U'ell-
Tendered into plain English, signifies, bred, accomplished gentleman, it \vm
•* tliat to lay up a great stock of cour- be found scarcely possible for him
tesy, or as we commonly terhi it, uniformly and exactly to suit and ac-
complaisance, corts little and is worth (fommodate hilnself, at all times, and
mudi"— I djo not intend here to dfr upoa all nice occasions, to all the ca-
finc positively, in \Vhat this courtesy,, prices and imperious or unaccountable
rood-breeding, or civility consists, or numours of all persons, of all ranks,
to mention the several duties incum- according to their respective characters,
bent upon one, who is eagerly solici- circumstances, sexes, ages, or concU*
tous to prociu'e esteem in the world tions. Tbe tempers, inclinations and
is a crnnplaisuni man ; I shall only particular tastes of mankind are a^
make it my business to point out some difl'erent as tlieir looks, ■ and shapes,
lew distinguishing properlie? and cha- and voices ; and we might as well at-
liacteristics which may be considered tempt to prescribe a certain measure
^ is absolutely necessary and indispen- for every one's head or bod}^ dress, as
teble ingreoients in the composition of a universal standard for their manner
this most polite, most excellent, and or behaviour, in the various walks of
most agreeable qualification, civil society- What we admire and

Generallyspeaking,civili^ has been highly commend in one individnal,
IThided into natural and artificial. The would, perhaps, appear very ridico-



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