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Landscape with Figures.-Elizabeth ,, suites of other apartments under va Marchioness of Stafford.
rious denominations, containing a vaMARQUIS OF STAFFORD'S BED-ROOM. riety of capital portraits. Among Sheep-folding.--Stark.
them will be found works of the folA School.-Barney.
lowing masters: Jansen, Sir Peter The Holiday Feast.-Miss M. Spils- |
Lely, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Hogarth, bury.
Phillips, Edridge, Downman, and Danaë, after Titian. Christ.-Craig.
some by Angelica Kauffman. . A young Man.
Attached to the back of the manA View of the New Gallery, Cleve
sion is the parish church, the vaults land-House.-J. C. Smith.
of which and the burial-ground are Heraclitus.—Spagnoletto.
said to extend beneath the dwelling. Peasant-Boy.-Millichip.
The church-yard is not now used as Saint and Angel
a burial-ground, but for widows and Portrait of Sir Archibald Macdonald. || widowers of the past century. A -Craig.
cemetery has been formed for the THE STAIRCASI. CONTAINS rising generation on the other side A fine Holy Family.—Rubens. of the great road, in the centre of Ithuriel.-Alston.
which the present marquis has raised The Holy Family.- Venetian School.
a stately Mausoleum, which is the Carnival at Venice.—Tiepolo.
subject of our Second View. It is Carnival at Venice.—Tiepolo.
simple in its parts, and forms one Heidelberg.—T'iepolo.
spacious vaulted chamber, containing Newmarket.-Woolton. Landscape.—Bochart.
a number of recesses. As seen A Hunting Piece, containing Portraits
from the high-road, from which our of the Earl of Cardigan and John Earl
view was taken, its form, surmounted of Gower.-Wootton.
with a cross, is impressive and pictų. This staircase leads to a series of resque. bed-rooms and dressing-rooms, with
THE NOVICIATE. Great Britain has been called quent years of her life. Perhaps he the Paradise of Woman; and com- is even so sordid and ungracious as pared to other times and other re- to recommend a suitor endowed with gions, our isle in the 19th century is no higher attractions than sound moindeed a land of bliss for the gentler rals, sound sense, established chasex. There will indeed not unfre-racter, respectable birth, liberal eduquently be found among us a father cation, and unincumbered estates. impenetrable to the arts of a hand. There may be brothers so quizzically some dashing fortune-hunter, and particular as to discourage levity in resolutely obdurate to the tearful, their sisters, however freely they elegantly sentimental woe of an in-| amuse themselves with the frivolous experienced girl; while he insists | allurements of coquettes, to whose that a honey-moon of rapture affords welfare they are regardless. Nor is no adequate compensation for the sa-l it incredible that in our day there are crifice of happiness in all the subse-guardians unremittingly vigilant to
extend to their wards all the restraints | decrees of fashion, and the arbitrary derived from parental superintend- | requisitions of fashion will be obeyed ence. Yet let our modern belle im- to the letter, if not always to the partially compare her own exemp- | spirit. Many young ladies lost their tion from oppression with the thral health through inanition, which indom imposed upon young women in duced some mothers, less rigid than other countries, or in Britain previous their contemporaries, to connive at to the 17th century, and she must satisfying their daughters' appetite dearly prize her own immunities. In in secret. But how execrable a systhe days of our ancestors the male tem of tyranny on the one hand, and population often shed their dearest | deceit on the other, prevailed over blood in the cause of liberty; but the parent and child! They were liberty was denied to the weaker sex. |strangers to each other, though dwelDaughters were subjected to the ling under the same roof; and chilmost severe and unrelaxing controul; dren were trained to conceal or disthey were never allowed to sit in pre- || guise, not to amend their failings. sence of their father or mother; they in our day, thanks to the progress never spoke unless timidly to answer of intellectual improvement, the ina question, or on their knees to crave clinations or demeanour of young pardon for some involuntary offence, | women undergo no constraint, which which now would scarcely incur ana virtuous and honourablemind would angry rebuke, but which then was not voluntarily assign to itself; and visited with the barshest invective therefore the lovelier counterpart of and pitiless, castigation. Fans with | man is the companion of his erect a very long handle formed a neces- principles and cultivated understands sary appendage of dress for the su- | ing. . . ..: : perior orders, and these were em- In the Repository for January ployed to punish their daughters. 1823, and succeeding Numbers, were The lower classes used walking-sticks inserted several sketches of the con for the same purpose; and though | dition to which woman has been regrown up, and of the highest rank, | duced in Asia, Africa, America, and they were claily liable to manual dis- some kingdoms of Europe. We are cipline. Girls of all stations had a now slightly to depict the state in: certain task of needle-work to per- which our great-grandmothers and form, and be assured they were early || their fair progenitors passed their at this occupation; their bower or monotonous and sometimes woful bed-chamber was directly over the youth. apartment of their parents. Young In warlike spirit, and in multiplied .females were besides expected to sub- years, Gavin Douglas, Lord of Bal. sist, cameleon-like, on atmospheric veny, was the Henry Dandolo of putriment. To eat so much as to us Scotland. The Doge of Venice took should seem a very slender repast Constantinople in his ninety-seventh for the most delicate fine lady would year, and died a few months after have been condemned as an act of this victory, which was principally vulgarity, that must be expiated by achieved by his valour, for he was corporal chastenings and floods of among the first who rushed within weeping penitentials. Such were the the walls of the city. The Lord of
bedrement of theides expected to hetic veny
cate fine lady act of this aged by his
%; and ruinho-belovale beauty
Balveny was almost a year older than f marriage predominated in his soul. Henry Dandolo when he fell man- His daughter had been many years fully wielding his sword to suppress the wife of Lord Glammis; his sons a feud, wbich threatened to lay the were estranged from him by political south of Scotland in blood and de- variance. They seldom came to Balvastation. He had seen more than veny Castle, except for a few days seventy winters before the demise of during the hunting season; but Lady Home left her daughter un- should they obtain a sight of Wilprotected; as, by the attainder of mina, her charms would engage their Lord Hoine, she was bereaved of frequent return. They were, he befortune and friends. Lord Balveny lieved, too ambitious to think of an had been the guardian of Home's alliance with a portionless girl: howminority, and did not forsake him, ever, Sholto was a passionate admirer though he acted in opposition to the of female beauty; and Sylvester, the counsels that guided his youth in ho- | beloved offspring of his latter years, nour and prosperity, and ruin en was universally admired by the fair sued from his temerity and violence. sex. Wilmina's happiness, perhaps His offences were flagrant. Sentence her reputation, was at hazard, and of banishment could not be averted he who received her in trust from a by all Lord Bałyeny's influence; he dying mother was bound to preserve could only assist the exile with his her from all possible dangers: he purse, and furnish Lady Home with should and he would make her his an establishment properly adjusted bride. Thus pondered the good lord to her rank and circumstances. On of Balveny; and, like most men, he her deathbed, Lady Homé com- was easily convinced, that reason and mitted Wilmina to his paternal care, duty sanctioned the indulgence of a and Lord Balveny engaged a matron fond inclination. of good family to reside in his castle His behaviour led Wilmina to exwith the beautiful orphan. Her pen- | pect the offer of his hand, nor was sive loveliness might have softened the prospect repugnant to ber wishes, and warmed the feelings of a heart since a taste for magnificence had less generous and -susceptible than | grown with her growth. Her infanthe heart of her noble guardian; tine imagination had been powerfully and when she recovered her usual excited by descriptions of the granflow of spirits, her vivacity was so deur maintained by her grandsire amusing, so tempered by grateful af- | Lindsay, Duke of Montrose; and as fiance and respectful assiduity in at- Lady Balveny, she could enjoy the tending to the kind and polite advices | gorgeous distinctions that in carly he bestowed on her, that be soon life pertained to her mother. Yet felt it a sacrifice to leave his castle another image rose in vivid portraion the most 'urgent business. He ture to her memory: a tall graceful became impatient for the time when youth, with brilliant dark eyes, ruddy at morn he could with due decorum cheeks, and a most fascinating smile, enter the bower allotted for Wilmina | threw personal vanity and feudal and her grave companion; and spring pride into the shade; and her strughad not chased away the grim aspect gles to forget him only recalled more of winter, ere the idea of a second circumstantially the impression of