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surprised to see the door shut, Alas! cried he, “the' grave of which formerly was ever open. her honour was the grave of my He knocked at the door; a miser-peace.' Displeasure lowered on able Swiss opened it. 'Is your the Baron's forehead. “Her homaster at home ??—Yes,' replied nour ?-is it possible ?-No: it the porter.
"At home is he?' cannot be.' • And yet thus it'is,' said the Baron, well so much the cried 'the unfortunate deluded better.
Count. Sobbing, and scarce able He entered : no footman opened to articulate his words, he related the door; no lady's maid tripped to the friend of his youth, to the forth to meet him; no lap-dog brother of his still loved Emilia, barked; no parrot chattered; the adventure of that hateful eve all, all was dead, as in the habi- of All Saints, his anguish, his tation of a miser. He walked fury, his revenge. into the Count's room, and found him sitting on a sofa, with his heavy eye rivetted on Emilia's picture, which hung opposite to
Travels. him. ; :
Starting, as if from an oppressive dream, he staggered towards An Abridgment of the Travels of a
Gentleman through France, Italy, the Baron, burst into his arms in
Turkey in Europe, the Holy Land, speechless agony, and . pressed
'Arabia, Egypt, &c. him with fervour to his heart. At
(Continued from Page 203.) the same moment a flood of tears gushed from his eyes, for time The chief Pagan temple rehad converted his rage into me- maining is the Pantheon, or lancholy.
temple of all the Gods, usually ! Brother,' exclaimed Baron called the Rotunda from its circu. what means all this? Iar figure, and now dedicated to the
Your house is now no more the Blessed Virgin and All Saints. - same, and you-scarce can I re- The roof is vaulted in form of a cognize you. Where is that man- dome or cupola, but is open at ly bloom, which onceadorned your the top, by which means, and no cheek, those : frightful looks other, the whole temple receives forebode some terrible calamity. its light. Nothing can be more -Where is my sister ?' * Ah ! majestic than the portico, which sighed the Count. The Baron is supported by sixteen tall.costarted, and hastily demanded lumns of Egyptian granite, each • Is she dead?- To me she is pillar being but one stone, of the dead returned Gustavus. “Ex- Corinthian order, and about five plain yourself,' said her brother. I yards in circumference. The tem
ple is a hundred' and forty feet mains of the' ancrent temple of high, and about the saine in diame- Jupiter Stator. This was built ter; the walls are lined with mar, on account of a vow made by. ble, even up to the very cornish Romulus, who, finding his troops that supports the roof.
gave way in an engagement with .. The Pantheon was built by the Sabines, promised to erect a Marcus Agrippa, son-in-law of temple to the honour of Jupiter, Augustus Cæsar, third consulate, if they stood their ground; which as appears from an inscription they did, and gained the victory. still remaining over the portico. The name Stator was added, from
The frontispiece of the church, sisto to stop, as supposing that dedicated to St. Adrian, is part Jupiter put a stop to the flight of of the ancient temple of Saturn, the Ronan army. which was a very strong building, Those who are lovers of antiand made use of by the Romans quity cannot fail of a particular. for a public treasury. Here they pleasure in viewing the Columna also kept their records, among Rostrata, which was erected to which were the Tabulæ Elephan-, the honour of Caius Duillius, tinæ, or great ivory-tables, con - when he gained a signal victory taining a list of all the tribes of over the Carthaginian and Siciof the city.
This church stands lian fleets, above two hundred and near the foot of the Capitol. fifty years before the birth of our
The temple of Janus, in the Saviour. It was adorned with Beast-market, is a building exact, the beaks of the vessels taken in ly square, with niches in each the engagement, from whence it -front for twelve statues, represent, has its name: ing the months of the year, over The Thermæ, or baths, are one which Janus was supposed to pre- of the greatest instances of the side, and from whom the month magnificence, or rather luxury, of
of January took its name. It is the ancient Romans. Considerawell known that the brazen gates ble remains of these are to be seen fof this temple were always kept at this day, particularly of Antoopen in time of war, and shut in nines bath, which lies at the foot time of peace.
of mount Aventine, and appears Of the iémple of Concord there more like a town than a single are no remains but a portico, sup- fabric. It formerly contained ported by eight marble pillars, sixteen hundred seats. of polished
each of one stone. It stands on marble, for so many persons to the ascent from the Forum Ro- sit and bathe in separately. Some manum to the Capitol.
of these bathing-places were floor In the Campo Vaceino there .ed with silver, and had the water are three marble pillars, the re- conveyed into them through pipes
of the same metal. - The furni- , when the niachine had ascended: ture of these apartments was also to the height of about 1300 feet it extremely sumptuous, the walls went back towards the north, and being adorned with statues and in less than five minutes time it pictures, and enriched with pre- ascended to the height of above cious stones.
6000 feet. In less than ten miThe Aqueducts were undoubt- nutes it fell at the distance of nearedly some of the noblest and most iy four miles. useful designs of the ancient Ro- This experiment, and, indeed, mans, and evident tokens of the the similar success of many others, grandeur of their empire: nor shews that there frequently are in does any thing contribute more the atmosphere currents of air in to the beauty of modern Rome, different, and sometimes quite opthan the great fountains we meet posite, directions; this, however, with almost in every part of it. is far from being always the case, The old Aqueduct, which Paul V. If different currents could always testored, brings the water along a be met with at different heights vaulted channel from a collection above the surface of the earth, the of springs almost forty miles dis-method of guiding balloons would tant from the city, where it breaks be extremely easy; for the aerial out into five several fountains. traveller would have nothing more
The finest and largest fountain to do than to place himself in the is in the middle of the square favourable current, which he might called Novona. It is a large oval do by throwing out either some bason, lined with marble ; in the ballast or some inflammable gas, midst of which rises a rock, with according as he wished to go highfour grottos cut in it, and on the er or lower. top stands an obelisk of Egyptian The first aerial voyage under, granite.
taken in England, with an inflammable air balloon of 33 feet in diameter, made of oiled silk,
was performed by Mr. Lunardi, AIR BALLOONS.
an Italian gentleman, on the 15th (Continued from Page 141.) of Septeinber, 1784. On the 13th of January, 1784, an aerostatic machine of about 37 feet in height, and 20 in diameter,
Varieties. was launched from the castle De Pisancon, near Romans, in Dau- Shakspeare and Burbage. phiny. It rose with surprising One evening when Richard. UTI. velocity, and as the wind was was to be performed, Shakspeare north, it went southward: but observed a young woman deliver
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ing a message to Burbage in so Law.-Law is like a country cautious a manner as excited his dance, people are led up and down curiosity to listen to it. It im- till they are tired. Law is like a ported that her master was gone book of surgery, there are a great out of town that morning, and her many bad cases in it. It is also mistress would be glad of his like physic, they that take least company after the play; and to of it are best off. Law is like a know what signal he would ap- homely gentle-woman, very well point for admittance. Burbage re- to follow. Law is like a scolding plied—“Three taps at the door, wife, very bad when it follows us. and it is I, Richard III.”—She Law is like a new fashion, people immediately withdrew, and Shak- are bewitched to get into it; it is speare followed till be observed also like bad weather, most people her go into a house, in the city ; are glad when they get out of it. and, enquiring in the neighbour- The essence of the law is alterhood, he was informed that a cation for the law can 'altercatë, young lady lived there, the favou- fulminate, deprecate, irritate, and rite of an old rich merchant. Near go on at any rate. Now the the appointed time of meeting, quintessence of the law has, acShakspeare thought: proper to cording to its name five parts. anticipate Mr. Burbage, and was The first is the beginning, or inintroduced by the concerted sig- cipiendum; the second the unnal. The lady was much surprised certainty, or dubitandum ; the at Shakspeare's presuming to act third "delay, or puzzliendum ; Burbage's part; but as we may fourthly, replication without enbe certain that he who wrote Ro- dum ; and fifthly, monstruni et meo and Juliet did not want wit horrendum. : or eloquence to apologise for the intrusion, she was soon pacified, and they were mutually happy till
Ingenious Anagram.--The folBurbage came to the door and repeated the same signal as his hap- known bibliographer, William OL
lowing anagram, on the wellpier rival : but Shakspeare, pop-dys, may claim a place among the ping his head out of the window, first productions of this class. It bade him begone, for that William
was by Oldys himself, and was the Conquerer reigned before found by his executors in one of Richard III.
his MSS. The prices of admission to the Theatres in Shakspeare's time,
In word and WILL I AM a friend to about the year 1603, were,
you; Boxes, ls. ; Pit, 6d. ; and Gallery And one friend OLD is worth an hun. Musical Stones.--About three of St. Ives even a cloth laid for a miles from Pottstown, in the Uni-poor man. A singular feudal prited States, there is a place to vilege appears in Du Cange, that which the name of the 66 Singing of the lord being entitled to the Valley” is given. There is in table-cloth, towel, &c. &c. of the this valley a large and irregular house where he dined. A father mass of ill-shaped stones, which giving advice to his son, particuappear to have been thrown to-larly recommends him, as one of gether by some terrible convul- the means of success, to have his sion of nature. From the appear- table covered with a clean cloth; ance of the stone it is judged that and there is a complaint made aat some former time a volcanic gainst the monks for putting beeruption must have occurred here. fore their visitors a dirty one. It By striking on these stones, the seems that table-cloths were made most varied sounds imaginable are for the use of the nobility and produced. The chime of the fin- gentry, of great value. One would est bells in the world, does not cost £18. Damask table-cloths exceed in variety the sounds pro- are ancient. La Brocquiere thus duced here, from the most sonor- describes some used abroad. ous bass to the most delicate tre- “ They are (he says) four feet in ble, the gradations of which are diameter, and round, having rings exquisitely fine. We are not a-attached to them, so that they may ware of any similar phenomenon be drawn up like a purse. When existing in any other part of the they are used they are spread out, world.
and when the meal is over, they are drawn up, so that all which remains, even to a crumb, is
preHistory of Table Cloths.-served." -Fosbrooke's AntiquiThe Romans began to cover the ties. tables with cloths in the time of the emperors. Some were striped with gold and purple. Montfaucon Erotics.- Cresses come from adds, that they were of linen, Crete, the Cauliflower from Cysometimes painted or worked with prus, and Asparagus from Asia. gold. D'Arcy says also, that ta- We are indebted to Italy, for the ble linen was very rare in Eng- Chevil, to Portugal and Spain, land about the thirteenth or four- for the Dill seed, to the Canary teenth centuries. It was certainly Islands, for Fennel, and to Egypt, not unusual. The Anglo-Saxons for Anniseed and Parsley. Gardined with a clean cloth, and they lic is a production of the East, called it reod sceat ; their succes- Shallots come from Siberia, and sors drapet. We find in the Life)the Horse Raddish from China.