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by Roubillac was willed by David , the Del Sarto for 2671. 15s. by Garrick to the British Museum, at Prince Leopold; as well as the Louthe death of Mrs. Garrick. The therbourg Landscape and Cattle with four celebrated Election Pictures by Figures, which was knocked down Hogarth were bought by John for 1031. 19s.: the whole being sold Soane, Esq. for the sum of 17321.10s.; " by Mr. Christie.



SEAT OF THE RIGHT HON. JOIN SULIVAN. This delightful residence is situat- | ed by the present proprietor. This ed in the parish of Iver, and but a gentleman completely repaired the short distance from Colnbrook, on the old house, which, by some accident, Bath road. An old but convenient took fire, and was entirely destroyed. house formerly stood on the lower It was succeeded by the present elepart of the ground, which must have gant mansion. been of some consequence, from the The annexed View is from the number of noble proprietors who | Lawn of the Entrance-Front. The have held it. Among others we find, portico is in good taste; and the ofin 1739, it was purchased of Lord fices form, with the wings, a semicirBathurst by the Earl of Hertford, cle that has a pleasing effect. The afterwards Duke of Somerset: on the garden-front is circular, which adds death of the duke, the duchess made considerably to the effect of the prinit her constant residence. Among cipalapartments. The green-house, other poets of the day who dwelt on with the flower-beds attached to and its beauties, may be reckoned Shen- on each side of this front, has a stone. His poem of Rural Elegance, pleasing effect. The grounds are dedicated to the duchess, is supposed completely in keeping with the moto owe its origin to this place. After dern taste of ornamental landscape, the death of the duchess, which hap- enlivened by water winding through pened here in July 1754, it became the richest verdure, and falling into the property of the Lady Elizabeth | the Colne, to the west of Colnbrook. Seymour, daughter of the Duke and The mention made by Lady HertDuchess of Somerset; who, after the ford of a chapel dedicated to St. death of her brother, conveyed it by Leonard, which stood about one hunmarriage (which took place at this dred yards from the site of the prehouse 1740,) to Sir Hugh Smithson, sent dairy, the abbey-walk which she Bart. who, in 1749, assumed the describes, and the yet existing denoname and arms of Percy, and was mination of Pilgrim given to the created Baron Warkworth, of Wark- lane and to a spring on the verge of worth Castle, and Earl of Northum- the grounds, with that of Holy Hill berland; and in 1766, Earl Percy || assigned to fields adjoining, would and Duke of Northumberland. It seem to indicate that this was forwas next sold to the Countess of | merly a consecrated spot. Charleville, of whom it was purchas- |



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In the year 1792, the young Mar- y short intervals, that he determined quis d'Orgland quitted his native to obey the summons."..." province, in which he had till then re- He hastened to his notary, ä wors sided, for Paris. His parents were thy old man, who had been the friend dead, and his friends and relations as well as the lawyer of his family had one by one emigrated: he could for more than forty years. ** My* not, however, resolve to follow their good Mr. Bertin," said he, shewing example; the land of his birth, torn him the letter that he had just reas it was by the horrors of revolu-ceived, " I can bear this no longer: tionary fury, was still too dear to Our cause is desperate, I know; but him to be resigned, while a possibi- I would rather sacrifice myself at lity of staying in it remained. His once, than be thus continually refaith was besides plighted to a young proached with cowardice. Give me and lovely relation of his own, whom then bills on Germany for half of he only waited for a favourable mo- | the forty thousand francs I have ment to espouse. She, like him- placed in your hands; keep the rest self, preferred remaining at the risk of the sum for my cousin; and toof life, to flying, with the chance of morrow I shall go to convince these being for ever an exile. The mar- scoffers that I dread danger no more quis accordingly conveyed her to than they do.” Paris, where he placed her in the “ Very well," said Bertin coldly; house of a respectable woman, and so in order to lend yourself to a hiring a small lodging for himself in project, the success of which appears the neighbourhood, determined to to you more than doubtful, you berégulate his conduct according to come an exile, and what is worse, events,

leave unprotected the woman you A week had hardly passed when | are engaged to marry."-"Ah! my D'Orgland received an anonymous God, what can I do?” -“Why, in letter: the contents were only a little the first place, listen to me." "I drawing, representing a distaff. There can listen to nobody."-" Not even was not a word of explanation; but to the friend whose advice your faD'Orgland did not need it: the let-ther in his last moments engaged ter bore the post-mark of Coblentz, you always to follow?" These words and that was sufficient to shew that sensibly touched Augustus. "Speak, it came from some old companion, my friend,” said he in a softened who thus indirectly reproached him tone; and the notary continued!' for not joining the emigrant army. “My advice is, that you remain The blood burned on the cheek of in Paris: but lay aside your title, and D'Orgland as he looked at this sym- call yourself only by your family name. bol of feminine occupation; but as Marry your cousin; and as you canhe had no hope that the emigrants not in these times be sure of retainwould succeed, he repressed his ing your estates in Bretagne, settle feelings; and it was not till he had yourself with your wife in a small received six drawings of a similar apartment, and resolve to live on the Ķind, which followed each other at interest of your forty thousand francs,

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which I will take care to place for || lished, which authorized all persons you properly. Do not answer mei who had borrowed'] money to pay now: go and consult with your cou- their creditors in assignats. The unsin; and if, after talking to her, you fortunate marquis thought that he still remain bent on going to Co- thus saw his ruin completed, for the blentz, come to-morrow, and in a value of paper-money was so low at couple of hours I will arrange your that moment, that his forty thousand, business."

francs would scarcely have brought An hour's conversation with his him one thousand; and to add to his Sophia decided D'Orgland to follow distress, his wife was pregnant." the advice of the good notary. The He carefully concealed what had young couple were married; they happened from her, though he startate their wedding-dinner with their ed at every knock at the door, supold and now only friend, the worthy posing it was a summons from his Bertin, who, in the evening, called debtor. Time passed on, however, D'Orgland into his closet, and said and none arrived. On the morning to him:)

when the interest became due, AuIt is not now that you can judge gustus rose with the dawn, and haswhether I have given you good ad- | tened to the rue de la Tixéranderie, vice, but reckon in ten years hence which feelings that the reader will with those who have sent you the easily understand had before kept anonymous letters, and you will see him from visiting. He inquired for then who was in the right. To-mor- the house of the citizen Gorju, and row I shall go with you to the sec- was directed to a cheesemonger's tion, to take a card of safety. You shop. The shopman told him to go have some skill in painting: call your into a court on one side of the house, self an artist, and pursue the profes- and that at the bottom of it he would sion; it will enlarge your present find citizen Gorju employed in rescanty income, and may be of use in ceiving cheeses from Marolles. He case anything should happen. I have found the entrance of the court stopfound a good opportunity of dis- ped by a waggon loaded with cheeses, posing of your money on a mort- and on asking the waggoner to let gage of a house in the rue de la him pass, the man gruffly told him Tixéranderie: it will bring you a he might pass under the cart if he thousand crowns a year. I could liked ; at the same time he roared get you a good deal more, for the out, " Holla! citizen Gorju, here's interest of money is now very high; one wants you!" A stentorian voice but I advise you to be content with from the bottom of a cellar replied this sum, because your money will slowly, “ Let him wait;" and our be safe."'s T

poor marquis, who had a strong anAugustus agreed very readily: all tipathy to the smell of cheese, was was arranged as the good notary de- |obliged to remain in this state of sufsired; but a month had hardly passed focation for nearly three quarters of after their marriage when the death || an hour. of this worthy man deprived them of At last a short fat man, covered their only friend; and a very few with dust and perspiration, came out weeks afterwards a decrce was pub. l of the cellar, and said roughly to

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the marquis, “ Well, what do you , may well believe, that at their frugal want with me?"_" Citizen Gorju," dinner the health of the honest Gorju replied D'Orgland timidly, “I am was not forgotten. ,,Wben the times come to receive the half-year's in | became more settled, and D’Orgland terest."-"Ah! it is you: truly you could without danger return to his got up early enough to receive it; but paternal mansion, he hastened to it will be soon settled. Come this Bretagne. He found on his arrival way;" and taking him into a small that the estate of one of his neighroom at the side of the court, open bours, which had been seized as naed a drawer. “Let's see, the inter ||tional property, in consequence of est of your money is just sixty-two his emigration, was going to be sold. louis and twelve francs: here take it, The marquis, bought it for a mere and write me a receipt.”

trifle. He had discovered that it At the sight of the money the as- | was the owner of this property to tonished marquis could hardly be- whom he was indebted for the draw lieve his eyes; he snatched the hard | ings of the distaffs; and when sehand of the honest cheesemonger, veral years afterwards the same gencovered as it was with dirt and per tleman returned to France, D'Orgspiration, and pressed it fervently be- land, in restoring the property which tween his own, while tears of grati- he had preserved for him, said, with tude sprang to his eyes. With all a smile, " My friend, I don't blame his roughness Gorju had feeling: he you for having gone to Coblentz, or returned the pressure, saying, in a even farther; but confess also on your softened tone,“ Suppose now you | side, thatit was lucky I staid at home.” had the law on your side, and that Gorju has quitted bis shop, and the assignats were worth more than with the earnings of his honest inthe money you had lent me, would dustry returned to his native province, youforce me to pay you in assignats?" which happens to be that of the mar

-“God knows I would not.”—“Very quis, whose neighbour he now is; well then, we are quits, unless you and no guest is more warmly received think you owe me a bottle of wine. at the château D’Orgland, where he But, hark ye, another time don't get has a general invitation to take potup so early: we dine at twelve, and luck, and is often reminded by the you are always sure to find me then; marquis of the occasion of their first so come and take pot-luck with us." || meeting in the rue de la Tixéran

D'Orgland hastened to relate what || derie. had passed to his Sophia; and well




(Concluded from p. 22.) In a wood, which formed some of || noured by Christian piety, than enthe striking decorations of the castle | dowed with worldly wealth, had of Marr, some religious, more ho- formed an establishment, to which

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