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emerald, which they say was pre-Genoese ladies, who distinguished sented to Solomon by the queen of themselves by their bravery in å Sheba. The church of the Annun- crusade against the Turks. Over. ciation, which was built at the sole the door of the arsenal is placed charge of a private citizen, is the an old rostrum or beak of a Rofinest in Genoa, for its gildings, man ship, which is made of iron, paintings, statues, and magnifi. is about a foot long, and ends like cent altars.
a boar's head; this was found in The palaces in Genoa are nu- the harbour of Genoa, as they merous, and some of them ex- were cleaning it, and is perhaps tremely beautiful. The Doge's the only Roman antiquity to be palace is a large building, which met with in this city. contains chambers for the senate As to the manners of the Geand other councils to assemble in, noese, they are generally esteemed and also appartments for the Doge, a cunning, industrious people, and and some of the senators and their more capable of hardship than the families: but this is far exceeded rest of the Italians. Their ingenuby the private palaces of the nobi- ity and industry may be in some lity, in point of architecture, ma- measure owing to the barrenness terials, and furniture.- A palace of their country; for want sharpfacing the harbour, makes the ens men's wits, and sets their most splendid appearance of any hands to work : but there may
be in the city, extending from the another reason given for their artsea-shore, to the top of the hill; ful and over-reaching behaviour, and has a noble gallery, supported viz, that their nobility and gentry by marble pillars. The paintings apply themselves to trade, and so are exquisite, and the furniture is become acquainted with the little the richest that can be imagined : arts of tricking and deceiving, even the bedsteads are of silver, which they put in practice when and also some of the tables, among an opportunity offers. As for jeawhich there is one said to weigh lousy, of which the Italians are twenty-four thousand crowns; the generally accused, I think the rest are of jasper, alabaster, ag- Genoese ought not to be included
The gardens are ele- in the charge, there being few gant, and adorned with fountains, countries in the world where wogrottos, and statues.
men are allowed more freedom, or The arsenal of this city deserves seem to take more. They are to be mentioned, in which they pre- hospitable, and frequently make tend there are arms for forty thou- elegant and splendid entertainsand men ; and here they shew ments. The quality have few several pieces of armour, which coaches, most of the streets being they say were worn by certain too narrow for them to pass, so
that they chiefly make use of supported by a huge figure of the chairs and litters.
same metal. Just before the enWe left Genoa for Milan, and trance of the choir, is a little submet with but little to interest us terraneous chapel, dedicated to until we arrived at Milan. This St. Charles Borromeo, once archcity stands on the little river bishop of this see, where his body Olana. The streets are broad and lies, upon the altar, in a crystal clean, the squares spacious, and shrine of immense value. This the houses lofty. It is an uni-chapel is adorned with an abundversity, and the see of an arch-ance of silver-work, and is full of bishop. The number of churches, rich presents made to its saints : colleges, &c. is almost incredible; some services for the altar are of and their treasures of gold and massy gold, and set with jewels : silver plate, jewels, and other va- and others are so finely wrought, luable offerings of the devout, is that the workmanship is thought beyond imagination.
equal to the value of the metal.The cathedral, so justly ad- This cathedral abounds with remired, is a vast Gothic structure, lics, some of which run up as high about 500 feet in length, and 200 as Abraham : and amongst the in breadth. The whole building is rest, there is a fragment of our of marble, except the roof, which countryman Becket; as, indeed, is supported by 160 white marble there are few treasuries of relics pillars. It is generally said that in Italy, that do not afford a tooth there are eleven thousand statues or bone of this saint. about this church ; but such a to the top of the tower, from computation must include every whence one may see several towns, particular figure in the historical and a great part of the Milanese. pieces, and all the little images The church of St. Ambrose is which we frequently see placed a famous for the body of that Saint, bout those that are larger. Indeed, which is interred there; and who there are a great number as large is said to have denied the Empeas life, and some of them admira- ror Theodosius admittance into it, ble pieces ; especially those of after his barbarous massacre of Adam and Eve, and one of St. the inhabitants of Thessalonica.Bartholomew, flead alive, with his Here is a brazen serpent on a high skin hanging over his shoulders. marble pillar; which being lookThe choir is wainscotted, and the ed upon as a representation of carved-work is excellent, repre- that which Moses erected in the senting the histories of the Gospel. wilderness, many of the common Here are two noble brazen pul- people and pilgrims approach pits, each of them running round with great veneration. a large pillar like a gallery, and It would be endless to describe
I went up
To be continued.
all the beautiful churches in Mi- the bloom of this new flower, put lan; besides which, the archbi- it into fresh earth, and the branch shop's Palace, the town-house, the remained green all the year. In seminary, erected by the above- the following spring it grew, aud inentioned Borromeo, the Jesuits' was covered with flowers. It floucollege, and the great hospital, are rished and multiplied so much unwell worth observation. The last der the fair nymph's cultivation, is a magnificent structure, which that she was enabled to amass a has a large yearly revenue, and little fortune from the sale of the entertains four thousand poor and precious gift which love had made infirm people.
her, when, with a sprig of Jasa mine in her breast, she bestowed her hand and wealth on the happy gardener of her heart. The Tuss
can girls, to this day, preserve Varieties.
the remembrance of this adventure,' by invariable wearing a
nosegay of Jasmine on their wed: THE JASMINE.
ding-day; and they have a proA TALE FOR THE LADIES,
verb, which says, a young girl We are told that the duke of wearing this nosegay is rich es Tuscany was the first possessor of nough to make the fortune of a this pretty shrub in Europe, and good husband. he was so jealously fearful lest others should enjoy what he alone wished to possess, that strict or-Lines supposed to be written in Vanders were given to his gardener not cluse, the residence of Petrarch. to give a slip-not so much as a single flower—to any person,
ENCHANTING Vale ! not that 'thy limthis command the gardener would
pid springs have been faithful, had not love Reflect their flowery banks, nor that wounded bim by the sparkling
In brightest verdure smile, I thee adof a fair but portionless eyes
peasant, whose want of a little dowry, But that the Tuscan bard, in numbers and his poverty, alone kept them from the hymeneal altar. On the Here woo'd his Laura. · Yes on yonder birth-day of his mistress, he pre- turf sented her with a nosegay; and Once Petrarch sat, and charm'd the to render the boquet more accept
With Laura's praises. Here he told able to his mistress, ornamented
his love, it with a branch of the Jasmine.
From dewy dawn to evening's twilight The poor girl, wishing to preserve -gloom
FROM THE FRENCH..
Dwelling with fond delay on Laura's vince of Schirwan, formerly. be
longing to Persia, but now to Hap!g these eyes on some lone rock Russia, there is found a perpetu
may 'spy Their tender names combin’d. Behola al, or as it is there called an eter
nal fire. It rises, or has risen Ah, tell me,' hath the happy pair re- from time immemorial, from an clin'd
irregular orifice of about twelve Within thy friendly shades ? Say, feet in depth, and 120 feet in aged pine
width, with a constant flame. That bendest o'er yon brook, hath e'er
The flame rises from the height the breeze, That whispers through thy foilage, of from six to eight feet, is unatsooth'd the pair
tended with smoke, and yields no To soft repose ? And thou, aerial smell. The finest turf grows aNymph,
bout the borders, and at the disSweet Echo! say, forget'st thou Laura's tance of two toises are two springs name?
of water; the inhabitants have a Laura, she answers: And the rocks
veneration for this fire, and celeRepeat the well-known sound: in fan- brate it with religious ceremonies.
cy's eye Still Petrarch sweeps the lyre, still Laura smiles,
People laugh at the story of And love and inspiration breathe around!
Argus with one hundred eyes ; but what was even Argus to some
insects? The cornea of insects Sedan Chairs. They were seems to cut into a multitude of first introduced in London in 1648, little planes or facets, like the fa, when Sir Saunders Duncombe ob- cets of a diamond, presenting thọ tained the sole privilege to let, appearance of net-work; and each use, and hire a number of them of these facets is supposed to pos, for 14 years.
The first was sess the power and properties of seen in England (says Hume) in an eye. Lewenhoeck counted in the reign of James I. and was the cornea of a beetle three thouused by the Duke of Buckingham, sand one hundred and eighty-one to the great indignation of the of these facets; of a horse fly, people, who exclaimed, that he eight thousand; and of the greyemployed his fellow-creatures to do drone fly, fourteen thousand !!!: the service of brutes. In 1694 they were taxed.
Animal Life. --The following
is a scale of the average duration, Perpetual Fire.--In the pe- of animal life, from the most cele, ninsula of Abeheron, in the pro- brated writers on natural history.
A hare will live 10 years ; a cat man begged he would not overlook - 10; a goat $; an ass 30; a sheep the dimple in his chin, his man- 10; a ram 15; a dog from 14 to ner was so simpering, that no 20; a bull 15; an ox 20; swine power of face could withstand it; 25; a pigeon 8; a turtle-dove 25; Gainsborough burst out into an a partridge 25; a raven 100; an immoderate fit of laughter, threw eagle 100; a goose 100. his pencils on the floor, and curs
ing the dimple, declared that he
could neither paint that nor the The circumference of this globe person neither, and never touched is computed to be 25,000 miles, the picture more. Gainsborough and it revolves once on its axis in painted the portraits of Garrick 24 hours; consequently any one and Foote, but did not succeed in spot on it is carried round 25,000 their likenesses according to his miles in that space of time-which wishes, and humorously excused is upwards of 1049 miles in an
himself for his failure, by observhour, or 17 miles in one minute ! ing that they had every body's Vast as this may seem, and in faces but their own—a remark comparison of which the utmost which may be applied to every degree of velocity which man has player.-Mrs. Siddons once sat been able to produce, by the most for her portrait to a Mr. Scott, ingenious contrivances, sinks al- of North Britain, who observed most into nothing; yet when put
her nose gave him much trouble. in competition with the amazing “ Ah,” said she “Gainsborough velocity of the earth in its orbit, was a great deal troubled in the this of its diurnal revolution on same way.”
He had altered and its axis (though indeed astonish- varied the shape a long time, ingly great,) is comparatively when he threw down the pencil, trifling and insignificant. saying
• Confound the nose ! there's no end to it !!"
· Anecdote of Gainsborough, the Painter.-Gainsborough was Temper. - Temper, like the one day painting the portrait of a unseen but busy subterranean fires rich citizen, who told the painter in the bosom of a volcano, is althat he had come in his new five- ways at work where it has once guinea wig. His manner and his gained an existence, and is for attempts to look pretty had such ever threatening to explode, and an effect on the painter, that with scatter ruin and desolation around the greatest difficulty he was pre- it. vented from laughing in his face. The difficult part of good temAt length, when the worthy alder- per consists in forbearance, and