« VorigeDoorgaan »
water-bower, the theatre, and thirty-six arches, built on the top fountain of Latona, are so elegant- of a hill, from whence it is conly contrived, that it is impossible veyed through large pipes to the for any one, who has not seen gardens of Versailles and Marli.”: them, to form an adequate idea of From this beautiful place we their beauties, even from the most proceeded to St. Cloud, an open Jively description. The statues, town upon the Seine, a few miles gioves, grottos, labyrinth, and west of Paris, from whence great orangery, all shew a delicate numbers resort hither by water on taste and design. But what is Sundays and Holydays for their most surprising is the grand canal, diversion. sixteen hundred yards long and The palace of St. Cloud is sixty-four broad. Towards the justly celebrated for its beautiful middle, this grand canal is inter- prospect, its gardens, park, magsected by another; at one end nificent cascades, and the masterwhereof is the menagery, where pieces of painting and sculpture they keep all sorts of foreign which it contains. beasts and birds : and at the other The entrance tò the palace is end is the beautiful little palace by an extensive court, composed of Trianon, part of which is hid of a great range of buildings, and by delightful groves. That part a façade 144 feet in length, and of it which appears is faced with seventy-two in height. Two pawhite marble, adorned with an vilions at the extremity form the order of pilasters of red marble, commencement of two wings less with windows in form of arches elevated. The ascent to the state between them.
apartments is by a grand staircase « Both within and without it is to the left, the pillars and balusadorned with the finest Porcelane trades of which are composed of ör China, with which even the the choicest marble. Four saloons floors are laid, and the rooms lined have the following titles, and are instead of wainscot. But this embellished by corresponding ormay be rather looked on as a sum- naments. The Saloon of Spring mer-house, or place of retirement, towards the gardens, that of Sumthan a distinct palace. What is mer on the side of the court, that more surprising than any thing of Autumn also towards the court, we have yet mentioned, is the and the Saloon of Winter facing manner whereby these gardens are the gardens. All the apartments supplied with water from the aré adorned with a magnificence Seine, which is a league and a becoming a royal residence. The half distant. · This is done by a Empress Maria Louisa's bedprodigious machine, which raises chamber is a fairy palace; her ttre water up to an aqueduct of I boudoir the cabinet of the Graces.
The gardens are universally ad- a single jet rises to the height of mired. Nature and art combine ninety-seven feet. to render them highly picturesque Whoever is Archbishop of and beautiful. Antique and modern Paris takes the tiile of Duke from statues, temples, altars, sheets of this place. water, groves, and parterres of The weather being fine, we flowers, are tastefully arranged in went by water froin St. Cloud to every direction, while an immense Paris ; and took lodgings in the distant landscape opens to the Suburb of St. Germaju's, intendview, and the whole city of Paris ing to make a considerable stay, displays itself, intersected by the in order to take a perfect view of Seine, whose innumerable wind- this famous metropolis, and to get ings give peculiar interest to the acquainted with the manners and prospect.
genius of its inhabitants. All the The most striking object is the country about Paris is watered cascade. It is divided into two with innumerable streams, which parts. The upper cascade is 108 fall into the Seine and the Marne, feet wide, and the same in height. on the banks of which are very Its head is decorated by sculp- pleasant woods. The hills to the tures of a river-god and a naïad, southward abound with springs, representing the Seine and the several whereof are medicinal; and Marne. The sheets of water the adjacent country is full of which proceed from them, unite quarries of stone, with which the as they fall into a great shell in houses in Paris are generally the centre, whence flow nine other built. sheets, which, in their descent Paris is divided into three prininto a large bason, assume many cipal parts, the Town, the Unifantastic forms. An alley divides versity, and the City. The pubthe upper from the lower cascade. lic builings are particularly beauThree distinct sheets of water tiful. The Louvre is the most here fall into a circular bason, ancient of the royal palaces, it thence into a second and a third, is richly adorned by statues and. and lastly into a canal, ornamented its general appearance is most with a variety of jets. In the grand and majestic. The Tuilintervals between the cascade are leries which derives its name from enormous leaden figures, repre- its being erected on a piece of senting dolphins, frogs, &c. ground appropriated to the manuwhich spout water to an immense facture of tiles, presents a beauti, distance. In one place a number ful specimen of architecture; the of jets intersect cach other in a splendid triumphal arch of the pleasing manner, and to the right late Emperor forms the principal
entrance to the palace. The cen- the great timber magazine, who tre arch is fourteen feet high the mark on their backs with chalk others eight and a half. Each in letters and figures the place to front is decorated with four Co- which the boards were brought, rinthian columps supporting mar- and the number of them. It is a ble figures representing different singular sight to see those boors soldiers. Over the centre arch hurrying away with all possible is a triumphal car in which was expedition to the counting-houses the statue of Buonaparte. The of the merchants in the Quartall, bronze horses are the celebrated with the original species of obliproductions of Lysippus which gation on their shoulders. By formerly ornamented the square stopping in their way, or engage of St. Marc at Venice, and which ing in any other business, they had before adorned the arch of might rub out the marks on their Nero at Rome, they are held on coats, and thus extinguish for ever each side by two figures of Vic- all evidence of the debt. · When tory. These figures and car are they appear before the treasurer gilt and by their splendour and at the counting-house, they have position quite eclipse the match- no occasion to say a single word. less horses.
They present their shoulders, The gardens of the Tuilleries and are immediately paid.- Von are well laid out. The principal Buck's Travels in Norway, walk, extending the whole length of the garden, and bordered throughout by fine orange-trees
Early Rising.–The difference in every progressive stage of ve- between rising every morning at getation, forms a delightful pro-six, and at eight, in the course of menade in summer.
In the morn
40 years, supposing a man to go to ing these gardens are the resort bed at the same time he otherwise of the politician, who for four sous
would, amounts to 29,000 hours, is accommodated with a chair and
or three years, 120 days, and 16 a newspaper. they are crowded by a gayer assembly.
In the evening hours.
To be continued.
Cross Purposes. It was cusThe country people who bring tomary with Frederic the Great of timber to Christiania, deliver over Prussia whenever a new soldier their boards to the overseers of apreared in his guards, to ask
him three questions, viz. “How army," rejoined Frederic. The old are you? How long have you soldier, who had exhausted his been in my service ? Are you sa- stock of German, stood silent; tisfied with your pay and treat- and when the king again addressment ?" It happened that a young ed him, in order to penetrate the soldier born in France, and who mystery, the soldier told him in had served in his own country, French, that he did not understand desired to enlist into the Prussian a word of German. The king service, and his figure was such laughed heartily, and after exas to cause him immediately to be horting him to do his duty, left accepted. He was totally igno- him, rant of the German language, but his captain gave him notice that the king would question him in Two gentlemen were walking in that language the first time he High-street Southampton, about saw him, and therefore cautioned the hour which the industrious him to learn the three answers damsels of the
and brush usuthat he was to make to the king. ally devote to cleaning the paveThe soldier learned them by the ment before the door. It happened next day; and as soon as he ap- that the bucket used on such ocpeared in the ranks, Frederic casions was upon the stones and one came up to interrogate him. His of the gentlemen stumbled against majesty, however, happened to it.—“My dear friend” exclaimed begin with the second question the other, “I lament your death first, and asked him, “ How long exceedingly!” “My death?” “yes, have you been in my service ?” you have just kicked the buck“ Twenty-one years,” answered et.”--“Notso," rejoined his friend, the soldier. The king, struck “I have only turned a little pale with his youth, which plainly in- (pail) !” dicated that he had not borne a musket near so long as that, said to him, much astonished,
Mezeray was so negligent in his hold are you?” “ One year, an't dress that one would have taken please your majesty.” Frederic, him for a beggar rather than for still more astonished, cried, “You what he was. One morning he or I must certainly be bereft of happened to be arrested by the inour senses." The soldier, who spectors of the poor. This mistook this for the third quęs- take, instead of offending him, tion, replied firmly, “Both, an't gave him great pleasure ; for he please your majesty.” “This is was fond of singular adventures. the first time I ever was treated He therefore told the officers, that as à madman at the head of my it would fatigue him too much to
go along with them on foot; but that as soon as a new wheel was put to his own carriage, he would accompany them when and whereever they thought proper.
TO THE EARL OF
Riding out one morning near (BY LORD BYRON.) Dublin, Swift met one of his pa
FRIEND of my youth) when young we rishioners very well mounted, and
roved, began to compliment him on his Like striplings mutually beloved, horse. - “ This may be very true With Friendship's purest glow; said the gentleman, but still he is The bliss which wing'd those rosy not equal to yours. "L" To mine!"
hours, exclaimed the Dean, “why this is Was such as pleasure seldom showers
On mortals here below. but a mere pad.”
Aye; but notwithstanding that replied the The recollection seems alone, other, he carries the best head of Dearer than all the joys I've known,
When distant far from you ; any horse in Ireland.”
'Though pain, 'tis still a pleasing pain,
To trace those days and hours again, Foote, while walking with a
And sigh again, adieu! friend in his grounds at North End, saw coming towards them, on the My pensive memory lingers o'er Fulham-road, two persons in one
Those scenes to be enjoy'd no more,
Those scenes regretted ever; of those high phaetons then so
The measure of our youth is full, much in vogue.-" Is not that
Life's evening dream is dark and Moody said he, in that strange dull, three-pair-of-stairs vehicle ?"
And we may meet-ah! never! “Yes said his friend and Mr John,
As when one parent spring supplies son the stock-broker with bim: Two streams which from one fountain and yet I wonder how he can leave
rise, his business, for I think this is no Together join'd in vain : holyday.”—“Why, no said Foote, How soon, divergiug from their I think not, except they choose to
source, call this Ascension Day.”
Each, murmuring, seeks another
Till mingled in the main, A widow of the name of Rugg having taken Sir Charles Price Our vital streams of weal or woe, for her second husband, be- Though near, alas! dstinctly flow, ing asked by a friend how she
Nor mingle as before":
Now swift or slow, now black or liked the change, replied, "I
clear, have sold my old Rugg for a good till death's unfathom'd gulph appear,
And both shall quit the shore.