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wretchedness to a premature which ever characterize the works death. This was painting to of genius. reason, and to the heart: none Little else remains of the cirhad ever before made the art sub- cumstances of this admirable man's servient to the purposes of moral- life, except his contest with ity and instruction : a book like Churchill the poet, which at this this is fitted to every soil and period would be very
uninterest every observer, “and he that runs ing to the public; and, like that of
his birth, the time of his death is not The Rake's Progress followed accurately known. Suffice it to the former, which, though not say, that Hogarth has left behind equal to it, yet came short only him, works which will continue of that single excellence: no other to draw forth the admiration of could come near him in that way. future generations, as they have His great excellence consisted in done from those “ long since fallwhat we may term the furniture en asleep.” of his pieces; for, as in sublime subjects, and history-pieces, the fewer little circumstances there LOVE AND JEALOUSY. are to divide the spectator's attention from the principal figures,
• Drive to the church,' said is reckoned a merit; so, in life Emilia Countess Z**** to her painting, the greater variety there coachman, as she stepped into her is of those little domestic images, carriage. It was the eve of All it gives the whole a greater de Saints, and the pious Emilia gree of force and resemblance. wished to unburden her mind by In the pieces of Marriage a la confession. 'A young and amiaMode, what can be more finely or ble woman, united to a husband satyrically conceived, than his who was the choice of her own introducing a gouty lord, who heart-adored by him-already carries his pride even to his in- the mother of a charming boyfirmities, and has his very crutches soon to produce the second pledge marked with a coronet.
of nuptial love-gratefully pluck But a comment, or panegyric ing every flower which joy scaton pictures, is of all others the tered on her path-willingly fulmost displeasing ; and yet the life filling every duty of a faithful wife before us scarce offers little else. and tender mother what can such About the year 1750, he published a woman have to confess? With his Analysis of Beauty, which, a heart devoid of guile, and a conthough it was strongly opposed, science without blemish, why yet was replete with those strokes does she visit the chair of abso
lution? What will she reply to Oh, all ye husbands ! whoever of the priest, if he require more than you is in possession of a beautiful the universal declaration—I am a wife, whom he loves with the whole miserable' sinner?' Thus spoke fullness of his heart, in whose arms Gustavus Count Z**** to himself, he carelessly reposes, on whose as he was standing at the window, chaste bosom he conceives himand heard his Emilia's direction self a god, let him fancy, if it be - Drive to the church, Shall possible, let him fancy himself in I privately follow her,' continued the situation of the listening Count. he in his soliloquy. “Shall I con- His first motion was with his hand ceal myself in a corner of the upon his sword, but the idea of church, and hear the avowal of my profaning the Almighty's Tembeloved sinner? Is this curio- ple, and of defiling his floor with sity ? -No! Is it jealousy? - blood, prevented him. He left Pshaw! Well, what is it then ? the church, to him the grave of A joke and nothing more. I am his repose ; arrived, without knowher husband, and surely have as ing how, at his own house, and great a right to know her little demanded horses. A light postsecrets as father Anselmo. I shall chaise was prepared. The Count rally her--she will be surprised - left a note for his wife, in which I shall laugh—and there the mat- he very laconically informed her, ter will end.'
He went. It was that business of importance oblignot far to the church. He crept ed him to visit one of his estates, into it under the cover of twilight, threw himself into the carriage, and approached as near to the con- and fled from the place. fessor's chair as was possible Emilia returned from the temwithout being detected. He lis- ple with that cheerfulness so petened attentively. Emilia spoke culiar to pious simplicity, when it rather lou. This is the fragment believes it has liquidated all acof her confession, of which her counts with Heaven. Her husunfortunate husband lost not a band's note surprised her much. word— Yes, reverend father, He had never before quitted her the youth was lovely. For in so unaccountable a way-withmore than six months' he daily out a parting kiss-without fixing passed several hours in my any time for his return—without chamber, and while I was at sup- having even thought of the jourper with my husband, he escaped ney two hours before. by means of my maid, through a These reflections made the genprivate door, I have always con- tle Emilia uneasy. She summoncealed from his lordship my rea-ed the steward, and asked wheson for dismissing this girl from ther he had speken to the Count my service,
before his departure. The steward
replied he had seen him, but not third day he reached the bounds spoken to him— Not spoken to of his estate. An ancient castle him !' exclaimed Emilia. No of the ninth century, furnished orders ! no directions ! I mean with turrets, moals, draw-bridges, only with regard to the household?' and palisades, just caught the last • None' whatever,'' answered he. beam of the sun, and cast a long . That is strange,' said Emilia. shadow on the flowery meadow. * Ay, strange indeed, my lady,'
It was the first time that the returned the steward, I have young Count had visited this, the known his lordship ever since he remotest of his estates, since hein. was born, I have often had the herited them from his father. A honour of carrying himn in my steward, an old gardener, and his arms, but I never saw him as he wife, were the only inhabitants of was to-day. Pwenty times he the castle. Neither of the three har, was pleased to send for me-boured the most distant expectation twenty times I had the honour of of a visit from their young master, waiting on bim; but there I stood, They surrounded him with every and he never even looked at me. demonstration of joy, and welcomOnce or twice I took the liberty ed him with hearty good will; but of coughing, but all in vain. His he scarce even saw them; his eyes lordship did nothing but bite his were wild and gloomy; he threw pails, and all the while looked himself upon a sofa, and desired as red as my good old master, his to be left alone, father, of blessed memory, when The whole village was in moti. he had swallowed five bottles of on. The oldest boors dressed wine after dinner. At last his themselves in their Sunday clothes, lordship threw himself into the and plodded towards the castle, chaise, without so much as just while the bailiff on the road stusaying good bye, Thomas, as he died a complimentary harangue, was always pleased to do, when with which he proposed to sur he left home.' — Inexplicable !' prize his lordship. At the gates murmured Emilia-- Undoubtedly of the castle, however, they some very unpleasant accident has were informed that the Count was torn him from my arms.' Far, fatigued with his journey, and very far, was she from suspecting would not be seen by any body. the real cause.
The good people returned sorrow, Meanwhile the Count pursued fully home. The late lord never his journey day and night. 'Twas was so high with us,' said one to night within his soul-not a gleam the other. Whenever he came of hope there cast its transient here to hunt and shoot, he always twilight, On the evening of the received us, and said Good,
day, my lads ! How goes iyour in motion. By this means corn on? How are your cattle - great deal of work is done by a God bless his good old soul.' few hands, and consequently their
manufactures can be afforded To be continued.
cheaper, thạn where they have
not these advantages. Bologna Travels.
is also famous for its soap, snuff,
perfumes, hams, and sausages; An Abridgment of the Travels of a
but has one species of goods alGentleman through France, Italy, most peculiar to itself, I mean Turkey in Europe, the Holy Land, lap-dogs, which are very small, Arubia, Egypt, &c.
and purchased by the ladies at an (Continued from page 190.) excessive price. About four miles from the city The air of Bologna is extremeis kept a Madona, or picture of ly cold in winter, as it stands near onr lady, which, according to tra- the foot of the Apennines, on the dition, was drawn by St. Luke. north side ; and yet the heats in The religious have a profound summer are almost as troublesome veneration for this image, and go as they are to the southward, inannually in procession to fetch it somuch that they use ice with to Bologna, where they carry it their wines, and drink all manner about with all imaginable pomp; of cooling liquors. But thongh the incorporated companies, fra- the situation of this city is not the ternities, magistrates, and the most agreeable, and subjects it to pope's legate himself, assisting at some inconveniences; yet the the solemnity; and as the image great plenty of provisions, the popasses by, which is carried under liteness of the inhabitants, the fine a rich canopy, the spectators fall paintings and statues with which upon their knees, and express the it abounds, and their frequent utmost devotion.
concerts of music, operas and The public school is a magnifi- comedies, render it delightful to a cent'edifice, with a noble portico traveller, and afford him both inbefore it, supported by marble struction and amusement, pillars; and the rooms and galle We left Bologna for Florence. ries within are adorned with ad- Florence is situated on the river mirable paintings and statues, Arno, in a fruitful valley, and is
The trade of Bologna consists almost encompassed with hills, ebiefly in their manufactures of which are covered with country. silk and velvets, in which, toge- seats, gardens, and woods of olives, ther with those of flax and hemp, rising gradually till they join the several hundred mills are employ- highest mountains of the Apened, to put their various machines nine,
round it are the tombs of the being unwillin to
The streets are most of them the great dukes are placed in straight, and well paved with thick niches, all of brass gilt, and large flat stones, hollowed in their join-as the life. In the middle of each ings, that the horses may find face of the octagon rises a double fastening for their feet. In many pilaster of jasper; and on the of the streets we meet with sta- pedestal of each pilaster are sevetues, fountains, or some other a- ral emblematical figures, curiousgreeable object. Their houses ly wrought with precious stones. are lofty, their palaces magnifi. The pavement is of the choicest cent, and their churches may be marble, and the roof adorned with ranked among the finest in Italy. lapis lazuli, of the brightest blue, Add to this their spacious squares and intermixed with stars and and beautiful gardens; and we veins of gold. This sumptuous must allow that this city has just- and dazzling structure cost many ly obtained the title of Florence millions sterling. the Fair.
Many of the gentry sell their The collegiate church of St. own wines by retail, and hang up Laurence is a beautiful edifice, a broken flask for a sign at the adorned with excellent statues, gates of their houses :' their cuspaintings, and other rich orna-tomers however do not come withments. But the chapel of the in doors, but take their wine and same name adjoining to it, the pay their money at the cellar wina burial of the Medicean family, is dow. At the same time they look the admiration of all that have upon the profession of physic as seen it, and universally allowed a disparagement to a gentleman; to be the finest and most costly which shews how the notions of piece of work upon the face of honour vary in different countries : the earth. The form of this cha- physic being esteemed in England pel is octagonal, its roof a spaci- one of the most honourable proous cupola, and its walls on the fessions, and retailing of liquors inside are incrusted and covered one of the meanest. with. porphyry, agate, lapis la
Instead of pursuing our direct zuli, jasper, oriental alabaster, road/ to Rome, we took à tour and other rich materials. All from Florence
to lose the sight great dukes, composed of por- of Pisa. The streets of Pisa phyry, granite, and the most pre- are broad, straight, paved with cious marble; and on each tomb large stones, and the houses well is a pillar of jasper, with a ducal built. The cathedral, dedicated crown on the top of it, enriched to St. Mary, is a stately gothic with various sorts of jewels. A-structure, built chiefly with bove these tombs the statues of wrought. marble. It has three