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ported a large and heavy stack of chim- the Bourdeaux Laffitte, of which he neys. These shots having been so suc- admired the form and delicacy of the cessful, they probably thought to batter bottle. “ Ah!” he cried, “ my wife the houses to the ground, and pointed a always says that I am a heathen, and howitzer against the chimneys supported have no religion. I have now entered by the tottering wall. The shell struck into the very heart of it, and most deone of the angles of the wall, made a licious it is.” He again had recourse considerable breach, and fell upon the to the episcopal corkscrew, and after a already, shattered roof, where it ex. long draught, drawing his breath, he ploded, carrying away a great part of it. exclaimed, " I hope my wife will never The second shell passing through three call me a heathen after this !" chimneys, fell in the last of them, and descended to the first floor, where it On the Quai de Tournelles seven can. burst. A pier-glass was shivered to non balls struck the houses. They were atoms, a partition thrown down, some fired from the Place de Grève to disperse wardrobes broken to pieces, and the two the people assembled on the Pont de la windows forced into the street, carrying Cité and the adjoining quays. One with them the curtains and draperies. eight pound shot entered the first floor The attacks of the populace afterwards of a house, and carried off the two legs forced the troops to abandon the further of a lady lying in bed. Another passed bombardment of these houses.
through the shop of a Marchand de Vin,
where eight people were sitting at a In the midst of the fusillade at the table, swept all the glasses off in the Place de Grève, a working mason per- midst of them, and without injuring ceiving that a cornice of one of the pi- any one, took about a yard's length of lasters of the Hotel de Ville, threatened stone from the corner of the room. to fall, and crush beneath it the citizens The people have suspended the bullet in who were fighting, procured a ladder the front of the shop, with the following and some plaster, fixed it firmly, and inscription—“ Orange de Charles X., oic then came down with as much coolness dernier témoignage de l'amour paternel." as if he had been pursuing his occupation in a time of the most profound On seeing the almost miraculous dispeace.
patch with which the paving stones left
their peaceable destination to strengthen The keeper of a wine shop, in the those formidable, and as it turned out, Rue des Canettes, received a ball, impregnable barriers, thrown up by the which passing through his breast, lodged people, a foreigner, who watched their near his shoulder.. When it was ex- work, exclaimed, “ This reminds one tracted, he took up the ball, and kiss- of the text, but here I see the comment, ing it, said, “ Carry it to my wife, and • The very stones in the streets shall rise tell her that I die for my dear country.”' up in judgment against them.'" In an hour after his prognostic was verified.
During the attack on the Hotel de
Ville, when the banks of the Seine When the archbishop's palace was at- echoed with discharges of cannon and tacked by the people they did not at first musketry, an elderly humourist was commit any excesses, but their pacific seen with great tranquillity fishing near disposition was altered when they found the baths of Vigier. On being advised two barrels of powder and about one to relinquish his sport on that day at hundred daggers; the fury of the mul- least, he coolly remarked, “ They are titude at this discovery knew no bounds; making such a cursed noise yonder, that they destroyed the splendid furniture the very fish are frightened ; I have not and pictures, excepting a magnificent had a bite these two hours !". whole -length of Jesus Christ, which they respected with religious reverence. A young man, erroneously said to be None of the movables were applied by one of the Polytechnic School, was killed the people to their own profit. Many in one of the apartments of the Tuilevaluables were thrown into the Seine; ries. His body was respectfully taken. men were afterwards employed to dive, up by those whom he had led to victory, and several magnificent candelabra, rich deposited on the Throne, and covered crosses, &c. were picked up. The cellar with pieces of crape gathered up by was found most bountifully stored, to chance. Here it remained until the the great joy of the thirsty populace. A brother and other members of the fapoor workman, of the Faubourg St. mily of the deceased came to recognise Antoine, principally attached himself to and remove his remains.
ODDITIES, A swapper up of unconsidered trifes.
(From Swift's Leiters.) SHAKSPEARE. It is with religion as with paternal
affection; some profligate wretches may
forget it, and soine, through perverse A FINE specimen of a querne,' or thinking, not see any reason for it; but hand-mill, as used in ancient times, was
the bulk of mankind will love their chil. dug up some time since, in a field south dren. of the Eden, Fifeshire; and about three
It is with men as with beauties : if feet from the surface. The diameter of they pass the flower, they lie neglected the stones may be fifteen inches, the for ever. upper one being granite, and the lower Courtiers resemble gamesters: the sunk trap or whinstone. There is one hole latter finding new arts unknown to the
older. pretty deep on the upper convex surface, at about four inches distance, by a gash
A Levee.--I peeped in at the chamor cleft, as if an axe had been used in ber, where a hundred fools were waiting the formation. From the size of these and two streets were full of coaches. stones being very small and portable, it After dinner. We were to do more is not at all improbable that they are
business after dinner ; but after dinner Roman.
is after dinner; an old saying and a true,
Monday is parson's holiday.
Lenten Dinner.- I dined with Dr.
A WORSE prince than King John scarcely,
ever disgraced the English throne; and The following is a copy of some origi- the historian may save himself the odinal lires by George Morland, the cele
ous task (it has been observed) of drawbrated artist, which are in the posses- ing up his churacter, by referring to the sion of his brother, H. Morland, and annals of his life, as son, uncle, and which I saw at his house, in Dean. king, by a contemporary writer, who street:
says, “ Hell felt herself defiled by his
admission." Lines on a picture of his wife,* by G.
in our last Number :- In Dean Swift's Epitaph,
page 298, for unitare, read imitare; and for I intend to pursue ere I wed,
sævi, read sæva - At page 299, the quotation To' meet with a prudent and sensible from Sir Walter Scott respecting Marley Abbey,
should end at the word “distance." man,
lows,“ during the past year," &c., is our corWho can govern and sometimes be respondent's N. R. led. Geo. Sr. CLAIR.
Printed and Published by J. LIMBIRD, 143 * Her name was Nancy Ward, sister to the
Strand (near Somerset Hiuse,) London ; sold present academician of that name.
by ERNEST FLEISCHER, 626, New Market, Leipsic; and by all Newsmen and Booksellers
The portico of this Chapel, which seen in a near point of view. The eleva. ranges with the houses on the eastern tion is in two portions, first a cubical side of the street, is the only portion of pedestal, which seems to be unnecesthe building open to public observation. sarily and uselessly guarded at the angles
It is composed of two handsome co- by square pedestal-formed buttresses ; lumns and two piers, the latter orna- it is crowned by a cornice, and forms a mented with antæ in pairs, the columns stylobate to the second story, which is fluted ; the order is Ionic, from the an irregular octagon in plan, the smaller Erectheum. The whole is surmounted sides placed against the angles of the by an entablature composed of an archi- square plan. At each angle of the sutrave of three faces, a frieze and a dentil perstructure is an anta, the intervals becornice of bold projection, the cymatium tween which are open, the larger spaces enriched with honeysuckles and charged filled to about a third of their height by with lions' heads at intervals; and a breastwork, and the remainder, which crowned with a lofty blocking-course, is divided in breadth by a small anta, is having a pedestal at each end. filled in with iron work, pierced in cir
The tower, in consequence of its cles; the whole is surmounted by a neut distance from the street (owing to the entablature, the eaves enriched with depth of the portico), can scarcely be Grecian tiles, and covered with a pyraVOL. XVI. Z
midal stone roof. On the apex is a I had fled the strong temptation, I've such fata pedestal sustaining a gilt ball and cross.
cause to rue, The portion before described is all that Still 'twas only fancy's error, for I never loved has any pretension to architectural character. The front of the body of the Yet he burst upon my vision, in such majesty of Chapel is shown in the engraving; above grace, the portico, it is devoid of ornament, and
With a form the sculptor's gifted band might the Hanks are in a corresponding style ;
vainly try to trace, each flank is pierced with ten windows
And eyes that shone so brightly through their
jetty fringe's veil, in two series, the upper arched and
Was it marvel that my woman's beart beneath lofty; a string course of brick-work be
their glance should quail. ing introduced by way of impost cornice. These portions abut on small yards, I will not speak the loveliness of that pure from which are entrances to the Chapel, In which, like holy relics, sainted virtue lay and the southern one communicates with
enshrin'd: a street in the rear.
He was good, confiding, noble, tender, geneThe interior is not remarkable for
rous to me; originality ; it belongs to a class unfor
He was faithful; but his faith caused all my tunately too numerous; the unbroken faithlessness to thee. area borrowed from the meeting-house But 'tis over. I awake from dreams, to realize is so ill-suited to the dignity of a church, that it is to be regretted the commis
And an agony, whose pain beyond, my soul can sioners had not enforced the ancient di
never know. vision into nave and aisles, in every new I have lost thy love! on those wild words I church of magnitude.
ponder night and day, The west front and tower possess un
They cloud my senses momently, and will not doubted claims to originality, and are
pass away. not devoid of elegance. The turret is a Yet I love thee! how I love thee, let these pleasing specimen of Grecian design. burning tear-drops tell, It approaches, however, to the common There is madness in the thought, that I have parent of modern Grecian towers, the sigh'd my last farewell : Temple of the winds at Athens.
I may linger on in loneliness, a summer month This building is a chapel of ease to
or twain, St. George, Hanover - square. It is
But the sun diffusing warmth, thy love, shall calculated to hold 1610 persons, of
never feel again. whom 784 are accommodated with free In the coldness of thy features, and thy dark sittings. The royal commissioners
averted eyes, made the same grant to this as to the
I read the altered feelings, no concealment others in the parish, viz. 5,5551. 11s. Id.
could disguise ; The first stone was laid on Sept. 7, 1825,
We are parted, and for ever, on the earth I
wander now and the building was consecrated on
With thy curses clingiug round me, and thy April 25, 1828.
brand upon my brow.
J. H. H.
ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY DELINEATED.
We noticed the commencement of this TO THE UNFORGIVING ONE. publication about fifteen months since. (For the Mirror.)
It was then announced to appear periodi. I love thee, uh I love thee, unforgiving as thou cally, in parts or numbers; but here we art,
have the Quadrupeds of the Society in a With the wild ungovern'd passion, of a young, goodly octavo of about 300 pages, printbut broken heart.
ed in Mr. Whittingham's superlative Thou hast cursed me for a folly, (for thou could'st style ; with a wood-cut of each animal, not call it crime:)
and a tail-piece to each description. And that dreadful curse has fallen like a mildew
The Birds are, we conclude, to form o'er my prime.
another volume. Had I deem'd thy soul so haughty in its deep
The descriptions are by E. T. Bennett,
Society, which circumstance is highly
GARDENS AND MENAGERIE OF THE
recommendatory of the work: in zine," November 1829.
of mine own;
Judes to the artists employed in its em vidual in the Paris menagerie even bellishments : “ nor can he suffer this evinced a disposition to fly upon the opportunity to pass, of offering his jaguars, leopards, and bears, whenever thanks to Mr. Harvey, for the patient he caught a glimpse of them through the attention with which he has watched bạrs of his den. 'One described in Phil. the manners of the animals, for the lips' Voyage to Botany Bay, is said to purpose of investing their portraits with have been so fierce that no other animal that natural expression in which zoolo- could approach him with safety. A poor gical drawings are too often deficient; ass had once nearly fallen a victim to his and to Messrs. Branston and Wright ferocity; and he has been known to run for the pains which they also have taken down both deer and sheep. His impain making themselves masters of the tience in confinement is thus characterissubjects previous to the execution of tically noted :—" he rarely becomes per.
fectly familiar even with those who are Passing by the portion of the volume constantly about him ;, and of strangers already noticed, next is the Napu Musk he seems to live in continual dread. Deer, “ an animal which, although His.constrained and skulking gait; the completely unknown to the ancients, startled air which he suddenly assumes has become in modern times notorious on the slightest unusual occurrence; the over all the world for the peculiar odour suspicious eagerness with which he of the secretion whence it derives its watches the motions of those who appame. All the other species comprised proach him, clearly indicate that he is in the genus are, however, destitute of not at his ease in the society of civilized the faculty of producing that costly perfume; and their union with the musk is The Indian Ox is another fine porfounded upon the general agreement ex. trait. This specimen is one of the largest isting between them in more essential that has ever been seen in Europe. particulars. · Still this remarkable dif- Epicurean visiters to the Gardens, may ference, added to the great dissimilarity be interested in knowing that the hump, in the form and structure of their hoofs, which is chiefly composed of fat, is and other minor points of discrepancy, reckoned the most delicate part of the furnishes an obvious means of subdi- animal. Its beef too is by no means viding the genus." In general form the despicable, though far from equalling Musk resembles a Stag in miniature; the pride of Smithfield. The tit-bit “ but its face is proportionally much more hump has been known to weigh 50 lb. ! elongated in front, its legs much more What a dish for an alderman. The tapering and slender, and the height of Zebra differs but little from the pretheir hinder parts much greater in com- ceding breed. “ The whole of the parison with that of their fore quarters.' breeds are treated with great veneration
The Palm Squirrel, (exquisitely en- by the Hindoos, who hold it sinful to graved,) seems, according to Cuvier, to deprive them of life under any pretext be intermediate between the tree-nest- whatever. But they do not in general ing and nut-cracking squirrels and the scruple to make the animals labour for burrowing and frugivorous Tamias. their benefit; although they consider it They are common in India, and parti- the height of impiety to eat of their cularly plentiful in the towns and vil- flesh. A select number are, however, lages, taking up their abodes in the
even exempted from all services, and roofs of houses and in old walls, in the huve the privilege of straying about the cavities of which the female deposits towns and villages, and of taking their her young. They commit great devas- food wheresoever they please, if not tations in the orchards, destroying and sufficiently supplied by the contributions devouring all kinds of fruit; and are so of the devotees who impose on themfamiliar as even to enter the houses and selves this charitable office." pick up the crumbs that fall from the In the description of the Squirrel Pe. tables. Their name is derived from taurus, (resembling the Flying Squirrel) their being often seen on palm-trees, we find the following anecdote related by which in the east are always found in Mr. Broderip :the neighbourhood of the habitations of « On board a vessel sailing off the
coast of New Holland was a Squirrel The Dingo, or Australian Dog is an Petaurus, which was permitted to roam excellent portrait
In strength and about the ship. On one occasion it agility it is superior to most other dogs reached the mast - head, and as the of the same size, and it will attack, sailor, who was despatched to bring it without hesitation those which are con- down, approached, made a spring from siderably larger than itself.” An indi- aloft to avoid him. At this moment the