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cascade, which resembles a river the finest marble, is above ten falling. from a precipice. The yards wide, and is beautified with basons below it are adorned with admirable paintings and sculpgroupes of figures, and the gar- tures. The rooms of the grand dens afford a vast variety of pleas- apartment are very lofty, and exing objects.
quisitely furnished, the very bedWe made but a short stay here, steads and tables being of massy being very impatient to proceed silver, or of materials equally vato Versailles. This town is situ-luable. Throughout this palace ated on a rising ground in the there is a vast variety of most midst of a valley, encompassed beautiful marble, brought from with little hills at an agreeable Italy, Greece, Egypt, and other distance. The Palace of Versailles remote countries. The cabinet is one of the finest we ever beheld, of rarities is of an octagonal figure, but according to a former Travel and receives its light from a dome it sustained considerable losses at or cupola. Here is a collection the time of the Revolution. To of innumerable curiosities in agate, shew its original beauty, we sub-crystal, jewels, medals, coins, and join the following extract respect other reliques of antiquity; with ing it:
several paintings by the greatest “ Here is one of the most mag- masters. The front of the palace nificent palaces in the world. which looks towards the gardens There are three noble avenues to is the finest, and has a portico it, leading from so many several an hundred yards in length, paved towns, consisting each of three with marble, and supported by beautiful walks formed by rows pillars of the same stone.
On of elms, which terminate in a this side is the superb gallery, large void space at a proper dis- the admiration of all foreigners, tance from the buildings. The which is seventy-two yards long, inner court of this palace is paved and fourteen broad, and has a with black and white marble, and delightful prospect over the garhas a marble fountain and bason dens. Between the windows, in the middle, with statues of gilt which are seventy in number, are copper. This court is terminated pannels of looking-glass and by the Royal Palace; in the front marble pilasters, with a great of which is a noble portico with variety of busts and statues. The three iron doors richly gilt and painted . cieling represents the wrought, by which we enter the battles and principals actions of hall and saloons, adorned with Louis XIV. with other memorable marble pillars, and excellent sta- occurrences of his reign. tues and paintings. The principal stair-case, which consists of| To be continued in our uext.
A DEAD MONK'S RE-ANIMATION. Iwonk. He again saw the head Parturiunt montes; nascetur ridicu- move and nod at him. Away he
ran, and declared, that all the It is a well known fact, that saints in the calendar should not throughout all the monasteries in persuade him to go down again : Sicily, the dead bodies of the he was now so positive of the fact monks are dried and made to he had witnessed, that considerstand erect in niches placed round able alarm prevailed in the cona kind of sepulchral chamber, vent. The monks were called where one of the brothers of the together, and eight or ten descendholy order takes it in turn to watch ed into the apartment with candles for two hours every night, to put and holy water. They were them in constant mind of the last brought opposite to the dead body awful change that every one is in question, but just as they drew destined to undergo.
up, a nod of the head put them all A monk of Palermo was pass-to flight. When the superior was ing part of the night in the man- informed of it, he was extremely ner above mentioned, when in the angry, and declared some English interval of devotional exercises, he heretic had got in and played fancied he heard every now and this trick, therefore went down then a very unusual noise; and himself with another party. As looking steadfastly at that part of they descended to the galleries, the room from which it proceeded, their courage in some degree ahe perceived one of the dead monks bated; and after advancing caunod to him; he held up his lamp tiously to the place, the superior and the head nodded again: he held up his lamp to the monk. It instantly hastened up stairs to the was no illusion, life had, indeed, convent, to acquaint the brethren once more entered this frail tenewith this fearful omen. The monks ment of mortality ! laughed at bis fears, and persuad- moment the head shook violently, ed him it was a mere illusion of and fell from the body, when out the imagination; he, therefore, few--not the soul of a monk, but summoned courage to return, but a living rat, which had made its took care to go to a different part nest in the scull.—This is a fact of these extensive galleries, where which happened some time ago, he remained a while in anxious and is well known and authentisuspence, Finding all. still and cated at Palermo. motionless, he began to think he
J. W. D. must have been deceived by his i nagivation, and therefore he re- The term dog is used in almost turned to his former station, and every possible sense : the wild rose fixed his eyes on the same dead is called the dog-rose; the scepta
At that very
less violet, dog-violet. Jolly dog whereon was an inscription to sigis the highest convivial encomium nify that it should be his who which a man can receive from his could truly prove that he was percompanions ; honest dog is when fectly contented. As there haphe superadds some good qualities pened to be several “very good to conviviality; sad dog is when sort of people" in the world who, he is a reprobate; you young dog naturally enough, thought the acis a word of endearment with an quisition of a neat piece of horti. Englishman addressing a child; cultural earth, well laid out, no puppy is a term of contempt for a bad thing, many were ready to coxcomb. A flatterer is called a swear they were perfectly happy, spaniel, a ruffian a bull-dog, an though perhaps their beefsteak ill-looking fellow is an ugly might have been overdone the day hound ; whelp, cur, and mongrel, before, or the barber a couple of are terms of contemptuous re- hours later than his appointment, proach to a young man; and if a which of course gave no small sayoung woman's nose unhappily tisfaction. Accordingly, as Obeturns upwards, she is certainly diah was taking his usual “matucalled pug. The travelling title tinal perambulation before the of the King of the Sandwich first repast,” a gentleman adIsland is Tirahee Tirahee, which, vanced towards him with a brisk being translated, is Dog of Dogs. and sprightly air, and saluted How her Majesty is designated is him. What wouldest thou with me, not known.
friend ? calmly enquired the Old Quaker. The Gentleman erecting
himself somewhat above his cusTo the Editor of the Oxford Enter
taining Miscellany. tomary height, and assuming a SIR,
most placid smile, answered, that If you think the fol- he was come, according to the inlowing worthy a place in your en- vitation over the gate, to take tertaining Miscellany, you will possession of the garden, for that oblige me by inserting it as it may no person was more satisfied in the amuse some of
your readers. whole world. Friend, coolly retortYour's &c. ed Broadbrim, thy speech betray
eth thee: for, wert thou so perA Quaker having retired into fectly satisfied as thou sayest, thou the country for the sake of enjoy- wouldest not vainly wish for the ing otium cum dignitate, and be possesion of this garden. The ing somewhat of a wit, after be- gentleman, upon this sneaked off, coming the purchaser of a house finding, as he afterwards expresswith a very fine garden adjoining, ed himself, “the old fool more put up a board over the latter, than a match for him.”
never set her foot out of her own Humour.
On this the invalid gravely observed, “Why, Cookey,
that's very extraordinary, as they Good Motto.—Mr. Davenport, tell me above stairs that you have a tailor, who had acquired a large been several times all over fortune, asked Foote for a motto Grease.". They may say what for his coach. Latin or English, they please above stairs or below asked the wit. “Pooh! English stairs (replied the cook), but I to be sure ;
I don't want to set up was never ten miles from Dover in for a scholar.” Then l've got one all my life.”—“nay, now, that from Hamlet, that will watch you must be a fib (said Foote) for I to a button-hole.--List! list! oh, have myself seen you at Spitlist!»»
head." The other servants by this time took the joke, and a roar
of laughter followed.The wag Dean Swift was once invited by however never reached France. a rich miser with a large party to The very next morning he was dine: being requested by the host seized with shivering fits; and he to return thanks at the removal expired in the course of the day, of the cloth, uttered the following (Oct. 21, 1777,) in the 57th year grace :
His body was conThanks for this miracle !--this is no veyed to London, and buried in less,
Westminster by torch-light.
Poetry. of beef. Here chimneys, smoke, that never
smok'd before, And we've all eat, where we shall eat THE ARCH OF TITUS, no more!
A PRIZE POEM,
of his age.
Recited in the Theatre, at Oxford,
on Wednesday, June 30th, 1824, Foote's last Joke-When Foote by the Author, Mr. J. T. HOPE, was on his way to France for a of Christ Church. change of air, he went into the Lives there no trophy of the hero's kitchen of the inn at Dover, to fame, order a particular dish for dinner. No proud memorial to record his name, The true English cook, disposed
Whose vengeful sword o'er Israel's
fated land perhaps to smoke the traveller, Stamp'd iron bondage with a conboasted that for her part she had
queror's hand ?
Beneath yon sacred hill's imperial Lo! Judal's swarthy sons before the mound,
car, With ruin'd shrines and fallen columns The wither'd remnant of disease and crown'd,
war! Where Rome's dread Genius guards Rebellious passions light their faded each mouldering stone,
cheek, 'The cradle of her empire, and her And all the bitter pangs they dare not throne;
speak: Titus, thy Arch proclaims the peaceful And shall these trophies from His sway
temple torn, Of taste, ennobling Triumph's proudest The living God, some idol shrine
adorn ? Survives, the Forum's grandeur to re- Shall we, shall Aaron's sons no more call,
rejoice, And weeps, deserted, o'er its country's Nor breath yon tramp with Conquest's fall.
silver voice, || Though dimm'd the outline now, not From Salem's holy mountain heard time o'erthrows
afar, Ti' unrivall'd grace which in each In days of festal gladness and of war ? fragment glows;
Is then the seven-branch lustre sunk And Genius beaming through each
in night, ruin'd part,
Which shed o'er Israel's fate mysteriDisplays the glories of immortal Art,
ous light? With mingling beauties crown'dt the Or shall its golden lamps with heathen columns tower,
flame Ionia's graceful curve, and Corinth's Gleam as in scorn to point at Sion's
shame? flower, And tapering as they rise aloft in air, Yes, it is quench’d! till Judah's captive
maid The sculptur'd frieze and votive tablet bear.
Wakes from her woes beneath the palmFrom o'er each column Famet exult
tree shade, ing springs,
Recall her wandering sons, abjure her Seems stretch'd for flight, and waves
pride, her golden wings:
And bless the Anointed King she cruci
fied ! Yet linger not ! within the circling
Th' unfaded crown of David's glory space,
claim, The storied walls more radiant beauties
Yon Arch o’erthrown, and Rome itself grace, In warlike pomp the triumph's rich
array s Leaps from the living marble iato day.
"The Arch is situated at the foot of the Pala.
tine hill. High on his car the victor borne
+ The building is of the Composite order, and along,
one of the most ancient and beautiful specimens l'ears with exulting heart th' applaud- | + The two winged figures, apparently representing throng;
ing Fame. With sparkling eye surveys the sacred 2 The triumphal procession of Titus is sculs.
tured on the walls in the interior. spoil,
! Among the sacred ornaments are still to And feels one hour o'erpay long years seen, the golden candlestick, the silver trumpets, of toil.
xc. Vid. Numb. x. 8, 9, 10,