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Tour in France, in 1818.

295 and contains nothing remarkable. At wooden coffio of Penelon was depoDouay there was formerly an Eng. sited in an apartment of the Hospiial, lish College, at which and which was at that moment occupied, were educated ; it is now converted but would be at liberty to be seen in into a cotton manufactory. We left a few hours. Our curiosity was, howDouay for Cambrai about eleven, and ever, satisfied with this informativo. arrived at Cambrai at two. Here we It seems somewhat extraordinary found Joho Bull lord of the ascendant. that the good people who have shewa The fortificatious and gates are guard- their respect for the Archbishop by ed by British soldiers. There are preserving bis remains, should be three regiments in Cambrai, and two content without depositing them in in the camps close at the outside of consecrated ground ; and should keep the walls. Two of these, the grena- them in a private apartment unburied; dier guards, are remarkably fine men. and further, that if the identity of the The day was warm ; the thermometer coffio is satisfactorily made out, the about 73. We walked to see the Goveroment should not interest it. camp. The tents are small, and the self in having the body decently inmen sleep on straw mattrasses on the terred, and a proper monument erectground. In bad weather it must be ed in the Abbcy Church, which is now extremely disagreeable. This is the used as the Cathedral. To neglect so bead quarters of the army.

Lord great a man is a disgrace to the naWellington and Lord Hill have coun.

tion *.

The Chapel of the above try houses in the neighbourhood. Hospital is now used for the English Lord Hill has also handsome aparte soldiers. The Roman Catholic altar ments in the town, at the house of is removed, and a Protestant reading. Madame Canonne, Fabricant de Ba- desk and pulpit are erected. This tistes, Rue de l'Epée, No. 330, where, seems an instance of liberality, or upon the recommendation of our else of indifference, on the part of the landlady, we purchased some excel- Roman Catholics here. There is not lent Cambric, at 16 francs per ell, a Golbic church in Cambrai. above five quarters of a yard English August 4.- This morning before

Our joo, the Hotel Hol. breakfast I weot to mass at the Ca. landois, was a comfortable one, and thedral, where between 2 and 300 we were treated with the utmost ci- , boys were present; from their manvility and attention by landlord, land- ner of holding their books they seemJady, aod waiters. It is a quiet re- ed to have been taught in the Bellian tired house ; not at all frequented by or Lancasterian systein. There is noany of the English officers, many of thing remarkable in the buildiog, exwhom dioe at a coffee-house kept by cept some paintings to imitate bas rean Englisbman from Bath. This has lief, which have a happy effect. At been a very handsome town; the our ioo the floors both of lodging Grund Place is a noble ope: but Cam- rooms and sittiog rooms

were of brai has lost its great ornament, a glazed tiles. About eleven we set off venerable Gothic Cathedral, which by Bonavy, a walled town, to Peronne. was not only plundered at the Revo. The day was intensely hot, the therlution, but totally demolished, so mometer in the shade 82£ at four that pot even its ruins are left : what o'clock. Not a cloud to be seen. is worse, a Theatre is erected on the Occasionally on the road-side there site of it. The tomb of Archbishop were extended on crosses, oaked fiFenelon is also demolished, and his gures as large as life, and painted a remains disturbed. Our English flesh colour, representing our Sa. “ Traveller's Guide” having asserted

viour. This is quite horrible aod that bis remaios were removed at the period of the demolition, to the Cha- * We have the pleasure to inform our pel of the Hospital for poor girls, we

Readers, that since our Correspondent's bad the curiosity to go thither and

visit to Cambrai, the circumstance which inquire. Tbe Portress shewed us the

he notices has engaged public attention.

The Journal de Paris of the 18th ult, auChapel, but we could gather from her do intelligence as to the Archbishop's in Cambrai, for a monument to Arch

nounces that a Subscription is set ou foot remaios. A lady, however, came to bishop Fenelon. The Duke of Angouleme us, who appeared to be the superio- has transmitted to the Mayor a contributendant, and she informed us that the tion of 1000 francs.

profane,

measure.

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[April, profane, and seems to be trifling with having been adopted by you, calls for the most sacred things. Our English some observations, and must have « Guide" informs us we travel over them. It is evidently written by a

a considerable chain of mountains Frenchman, and was no doubt copied in this route.” The book bas been by you from a French paper. compiled from a French account. After the generous, the noble manThe French use the word Montagne per in which the Duke was received for the most insignificant hills; and in this country, the only part of Euhence the mistake. The hills were rope, as the writer admits, in which a pretty much like those between Tad. Bourbon could find an asylum, it was caster and Leeds. Peronne is a good natural to expect that some acknow. sized and fortified town, with spacious ledgment would have been made, streets and good shops. Our dinner, something like gratitude expressed ; bill for two was 11 francs or 9s. 2d. in vain you may look for any thiog being 4s. 7d. each, and the dinner like it. * The Duke was under the consisted of soup, boiled beef, veal necessity of becoming a sojourner in sleaks, peas, sallad, iced lemonade, England ;” “ the Prince passed seveand brandy, a bottle of excellent Bur- ral years in London, whence he was guody, a dish of fresh butter, apricots, in the habit of making frequent jour. plumbs, and pears. The Church is a peys to Hartwell.” These are all the building in the modern Gothic style, words respecting his hospitable rewith a pretty tower. In the inside ception in this country. What return we found a spleodid roof something be made to Englishmen who visited resembling King's Chapel, Cambridge, France after the re-establishment of and a remarkable echo, which must the Bourbons, is koowo to many. peculiarly adapt it for music.

We After his return to France, wheproceeded after dinner by Faucau- ther he moderated the rigour of his court and Villers to Amiens.-Tbere orders by the kindness of his manner was a delay of half an hour at the to the soldiers, we here can bave 00last stage, as the postillion was with thing to judge by but mere rumour ;

The gleaners in this lhat rumour is not in favour of the country are numerous, and seem to kindness of his manoer: and if we fare well. Owing to the delay it was may form a guess at the kiodness of after nine when we arrived here. We the manner from the story which bis saw a splendid sunset, and a beautiful French eulogist next tells us, we can moonset, on the road. The country hardly suppose much kindness of manwas like Salisbury Piaio, only coro ner to a common soldier from one instead of pasture. Amiens Catbe. who could treat an officer with the dral in the dusk appeared like Filey insolence here described : “during the Church. As soon as we approached period of his emigration,” says his the gates of Amiens, which were open, eulogist," he happened one day to we saw the sentinels shutting them in reprimand too severely an officer full our faces, that we might pay half a of honour. To a moment, perceiving franc to have them again opened. bis error, the young Prioce took the There was a meteoric ball of fire in gentleman aside.” What followed ? the air in the West over Amiens about he said, “ It was never my inteotion gine.

to insult a man of honour. I am like August 5, two p.m.-We bave been yourself a French gentleman, and am exploring Amiens Cathedral, and ready to give you all the reparation were proceeding to look at the city, you may demand.”—That is, it is but were driven in at one o'clock, by true I have insulted you, and I am the beat : the thermometer in the ready to accept ao invitation to take shade is at 86, and many of the houses your life by way of making you are whitewashed and reflect the sun. awends. I have written this with my coat off, “ His last moments," says his euand in a profuse perspiration; and logist, “ were cheered by the endearfeel not equal to the commencement ing attentions of bis wife.” How of another sheet.

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many women were under his protec(To be continued.)

tion, besides the one he carried from

England, we bere do not know; but Mr. URBAN,

April 3. these, in the eyes of a French enHE Memoir of the Duke of Berri, logist, are light errors !

Yours, &c.

E. E. E.

Mr.

the reapers.

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1820.). Llavfey Palace, Pembrokeshire.-Feejee Islands. 297 Mr. URBAN,

March 27. purposes of a shed. But the most THE VHE annexed Plate represents a ornamental portion of these ruins is

North-west view of the remains the Chapel, a short distance from the of Llanfey or Llampheg Palace, Pem- North-east angle of the ball, which brokeshire, antiently the residence of still retains its East window with the the Bishops of St. David's (see Plate tracery uniojured. Towards the East 1.) Besides the magnificent moulder- end of the hall is the kitchen, with ing pile contiguous to the Cathedral a large circular chimney, strongly in old Menevia, and that now under maintaining its erect position above consideration, there formerly belong. the ruins of surrounding walls. There ed to this See the Castle of Swansea, are numerous other offices and buildLlandygwy in Cardiganshire, Lland- ings distributed over a large undew, and the small manor of Brann, even area of ruins, but none are ornear the junction of the rivers Brann namented more, and few of them so and Usk in Brecknockshire, with the much as those described : from which Granges of Castrum Ponte, or Punch it appears that this noble palace, when Castle, as it is now called, in Pen- perfect, had but little architectural brokeshire. The three first men- decoration to enrich its spacious walls, tioned of these buildings were raised and was greatly inferior to the resiby Bishop Gower, and are remarkable dence in the city--though perhaps for their magnificence, as well as dis- superior to any other of the Episcotinguished for their open-arched pa- pal Palaces.

B. rapets, surmounted by batilements, which served for ornament, as also History of some curious Customs used for a cover to the leaden or tiled roof. by the Natives of the FEEJEE

All the architectural works of this 18LANDS. By J. A. excellent Prelate are characterized for (Continued from p. 213.) peculiar grandeur and richness of or- HEN I saw the bodies together, nament. He lived in the reign of

and that I had endeavoured in Edward III. a period distinguished for vain to save the widow, I was excesthe magnificence of its Ecclesiastical sively agitated, and, in the first imbuildings ; and his Cathedral shared pulse of my disappointment, went his bounty and munificence; and re- to the corpse of the widow and kissed ceived, among other embellishments, it. The Caloo was standing near it; the superb stone screen and rood-loft he was a man that could contain bis at the entrance to the Choir.

passions ; I knew of his hostility toBut returning to the subject of the wards me; I apbraided him with the accompanying plate:--the ruins of strongest expressions I could think Llanfey Palace are situated a short of; but, smothering every mark of distance out of the road (on the North passion, be merely answered coolly, side) between Pembroke and Tenby, it is the law. They occupy an extensive plot of Since that time I have been preground;

and though literally speak- sent at several ceremonies of the same ing are ruins, and every part uninhabit- kind, but all of them are nearly the able, yet large, and comparatively per- same in their performance; it would fect portions of the principal buildings not be worth while therefore to speak are left standing, the plain substan- more on the subject. tial walls of which are covered with The people of these Islands are thick masses of luxuriant ivy. The cannibals. They inhabit a great many Great Hall towards the South is plain Islands which have no appropriate both within and without, and ap- names on the charts, but all of them pears never to have been richly or have their peculiar native designanamented, but the arches of its win- tions. The largest of these Islands dows and doors have well-carved are divided into several districts, and mouldings, and the arched parapet there is often war among the people before remarked extended round the cf the neighbouriug places. building. The original entrance gate- I had bought a bolt of canvass of way which forms the principal object in the master of a vessel that was there, the subjoined plate, is entire, except and he demanded a very large piece ing its roof. The lower part has a of sandel wood for it, ten times as moderd enclosure, and is used for the much as it was worth. I was howGent. MAG. April, 1820.

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