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cross buns for breakfast, on Good Friday, to witness these princely imitations. At prevails in some parts of the country, yet the end of the third Act, his Highness it is in London that it is most rigidly walked forward with dignified step, flouadhered to; and poor, indeed, must that rishing nis tomahawk, and cutting the family be, that is doomed to pass the day air, exclaiming, “ Ha, ha-ho, ho!" without the accustomed treat. The pas. Next entered a man with his face blacktry-cooks never think of selling any thing ened, and a piece of bladder fastened to else but buns on Good Friday, and from his head with gum : the Prince, with a break of day until midnight, the cries of large carving-knife, commenced his scalp
one a-penny buns ; two a-penny ing operation, which he performed in a buns; one a-penny, two a-penny, hot style truly imperial, holding up the skin cross buns," re-echoes through the streets in token of triumph. Next came the of the metropolis. The grand mart, how- war-whoop, which was a combination of ever, is at Chelsea ; the Bun-House there, dreadful and discordant sounds : lastly, on Good Friday, affords quite a treat to the Abyssinian banquet, consisting of the cocknies, and is recommended to all raw beef-steaks; these he made into rolls, strangers as one of the “ sights of Lon- as large as his mouth would admit, and
The shop is literally besieged the devoured them in a princely and dignified whole day, and, notwithstanding the pre- manner. Having completed his cannibal sence of a number of constables to keep repast, he flourished his tomahawk, exorder, it requires the utmost exertion to claiming “ Ha, ha-ho, ho !” and made get near enough to the window to obtain his exit. Next day, the manager, in the a supply of the favourite cakes. These middle of the market-place, espied the buns have afforded a competency, and mosi puissant " Prince of Annamaboo even wealth to four generations of the selling pen-knives, scissars, and quills, in same family, and it is singular, that their the character of a Jew pedlar. “What !” delicate flavour, lightness, and richness, said Kemble, “my Prince, is that you ! have never been successfully imitated. Are you not a pretty Jewish scoundrel to In this house are mementos of domestic impose upon us in this manner ?” Moses events, in the first half of the last cen. turned round, and with an arch look re. tury. The bottle conjuror is exhibited plied, “Prince bed-d, I vash no Prince; in a toy of his own age; portraits are also I vash acting like you. You vash Kings, displayed of Duke William and other Princes, Emperors to-day-Stephen Kemnoted personages. The model of a Bri- ble to-morrow; I vash humpug—you tish soldier, in the stiff costume of the vash humpug-all vash humpug." same age, and some grotto works, serve to indicate the taste of a former owner, and were, perhaps, intended to rival the Useful Domestic Hints. neighbouring exhibition at Don Saltèro's.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN A The present proprietor of the Chelsea Bun-House, relates, with exultation, that George II. had often been a customer at FERGUSON, in his introduction to Electhe s'iop; and that his late Majesty, when tricity, says, “ persons who are fond of Prince George, and often during his reign, shooting ought never to go out with their had stopped and purchased his buns. guns when there is any appearance of The late Queen, and all the Princes and thunder, for as all metal attracts the Princesses, have also been among his oc- lightning, if it should happen to break casional customers.
upon the gun barrel, the man who carries the gun would be in the most imminent
danger of his life. If he see a thunder ALL HUMBUG.
cloud near him, the best thing he could WHEN Stephen Kemble was manager in do would be to set the gun upright in the Newcastle, and the houses were rather ground against any thing that would keep flat, no less a personage arrived in town it in that position, and run from it as than Prince Annamaboo, who offered his fast as possible; and then, if the thunder services for a very moderate consideration. should happen to break upon the gunAccordingly the bills of the day an. barrel, it would run down thereby to the nounced, " that between the Acts of the the ground. Play, Prince Annamaboo would give a "As water is a conductor of lightning, lively representation of the scalping oper- a person whose hat and clothes are well ation; he would likewise give the Indian wetted will be in less danger from lightwar-whoop, in all its various tones, the ning that may break upon his head, tomahawk exercise, and the mode of feast- because most of it will run down to the ing at an Abyssinian banquet.” The ground by his wet clothes. No person evening arrived, and many people attended ought to go near trees, or stand below
their tops in the time of thunder, for if it
FOR A COUGH. should happen to break upon the top of OXYMEL of squills, two ounces; syrup the tree under which he stands, the tree of poppies, one ounce: two tea spoonsful would conduct the lightning to his body. thrice a day. When it thunders, people in a room should keep as far from the walls as pos
The Gatherer. sible, especially from that wall in which the chimney is, because, when lightning conies down a chimney, it generally "I am but a Gatherer and disposer of other
otton. spreads about the adjoining wall. And it would be advisable for them to put ECONOMICAL ADVICE. the money out of their pockets. In short, Quin meeting two coxcombs one day they should have no kind of metal about
Pall-Mall, them if they can help it." J. A. C.
Observ'd, with regret, that they both
look'd unwell; RECIPE FOR BURNS AND SCALDS. 6 Indeed you judge right,” replied one, Take an equal weight of coarse brown
you must know, sugar and good sized onions, shred and Our physician advis'd, and to-morrow beat them together in a mortar to a pulp, and lay on the part affected. In violent Out of town to enjoy the pure air, and to cases it will be necessary to repeat the
drink above poultice daily.
HENRI. Asses' milk every morning for breakfast."
" I think
A much shorter method I could recom. SOLUTION OF
mend," EPSOM SALTS FROM A SOLUTION
Said Quin very drily, “ to you and your OF OXALIC ACID.
friend ;" 1. TASTE the solution ; Epsom salts are To drink it in London?". “ How so?" bitter ; oxalic acid extremely sour.-2. said the other ; Pour a little tincture of litmus into the Stay at home," he replied, “ you may solution : if Epsom salt be present, the suck one another." blue will be turned to red.-3. Tincture
W. S. of cabbage, or any other vegetable infu. sion, or a slip of litmus test-paper, are all
IRISH ADVICE. acted upon by the acid, (which changes “0, dear Mamma,” said little Ann, their colours), but not by the salt.-What
“The ice I was induc'd to take a pity it is, that people should poison By that kind Irish gentleman, themselves by swallowing the acid instead
Has really made my stomach ache." of the salt, when the method of distin
“ My dearest love, then, take advice." guishing them is so easy !-Chemical
Her mother said; “ I'm sure you will; Recreations.
Don't eat another glass of ice
Without first taking off the chill." WASHING CHINTZ, SO PRESERVE ITS GLOSS AND BEAUTY. THE TWENTY-FIFTH OF TAKE two pounds of rice, and boil it in
MARCH. two gallons of water till soft; when done,
BY A TENANT. pour the whole into a tub; let it stand till about the warmth you in general use
That when a lady's in the case, for coloured linens ; then put your chintz All other things of course give place, in, and use the rice instead of
Was once a doubt with me, friend Gay; it in this, till the dirt appears to be out;
But Lady-Day the fact explains, then boil the same quantity as above,
Who never comes but she distrains, but strain the rice from the water, and
And carries all my things away! mix it in warm, clear water. Wash in
* Gay's Fables. this till quite clean; afterwards rinse it in the water you have boiled your rice in,
TO CORRESPONDENTS. and this will answer the end of starch,
When some of our more recent contributors
are informed, that we are now inserting comand no dew will affect it, as it will be munications which we hare had by us for several stiff as long as you wear it. If a gown, months, they will, we hope, be less clamorous it must be taken to pieces ; and when
for the appearance of their own favours; and
such is the case. dried, be careful to hang as smooth as possible ;- after it is dry, rub it with a sleek stone, but use no iron.
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D) The Cathedral of Troyes, of which we place where Henry V. signed a treaty present a spirited engraving from an an- with Charles, king of France, to whom cient view by Silvestre, is a magnificent he gave peace in exchange for his daughbuilding, and of great antiquity. The ter Katherine, an event which is noticed exterior is particularly rich in ornament; by Shakspeare in his play of Henry V. and the front view with the two towers This treaty which is called the “ Treaty and the spire has a very imposing effect : of Troye” is a very memorable one, the interior has a neat and venerable ap- since it recognized the claim and title of
Henry V. to the crown of France, as will. The town of Troyes, which is the capital be seen by the following clauses. of the department of the Aube, in France, “ Article VI. After the death of king is very ancient, and was celebraten in the Charles, the crown of France with all its middle ages for its great fairs, where rights and dominions shall remain to the merchandize was sold by Troyes or Troy king of England and his heirs. weight, (whence the name has been de- “ Article VII. As the king of France is rived). Troyes is also celebrated as the frequently rendered, by his infirmity, inVó. III. U
capaole to reign, the king of England inconvenience, have their bounds peram. shall from this day be regent of the king. bulated only once in six or seven years, dom, and govern it according to justice or as custom of the parish leads them. and equity,
with the advice of the princes, Many distant villages, and remote from peers, barons, and nobles of the kingdom. London, seldom, if ever, perambulate.
This treaty was signed the 21st of Lambeth, a very large parish, has its May, 1420. During the memorable bounds perambulated every seven years. campaign of 1814, Troyes was taken by Dr. Lysons, in nis Environs of Lon. the allies, retaken by Buonaparte, and don, “ Middlesex,” vol. iii. p. 80, states, again occupied by the allies. It contains that the parochial perambulation existed a population of 27,000 persons.
some little time before the Reformation;
and gives a full account of a fray and PERAMBULATION OF PA. dispute with respect to boundary, be. RISHES IN ROGATION WEEK.* tween the perambulators of Isleworth and
Heston, parishes in Middlesex, which, (For the Mirror..)
perhaps, though lengthy, may hereafter The perambulating of the boundaries in not be unacceptable to your readers. Rogation week is of very ancient origin,
PAULINUS. and is one of those old usages which is still retained by the reformed church.
LIFE IS A CHASE. Previous to the Reformation, the parochial perambulations were attended with No one simile so well exemplifies human great abuses, and, therefore, when pro- life as that of a chase. The hunter's cessions were forbidden, the useful part rising early in the morning, his anticionly of them was retained. We appear pating, in' idea, the pleasures of the to have derived it from the French, for chase, his impatience till he finds the we find that Mamertus, bishop of Vienna, game, are not ill emblems of a young man first ordered them to be observed about just entering upon life, elate with hope, the middle of the fifth century, upon the impetuous, and ever in quest of new adprospect of some particular calamity that
As in life, so in the chase, threatened his diocese.t In Gibson's there are the pursuers and the pursued, Codes of Ecclesiastical Law we find, that,
or the oppressors and the oppressed. by an injunction of Queen Elizabeth, it was ordered, “ that the people shall, once
« Beasts their fellow-beasts pursile,
And learn of mau each other to undo." a-year, at the time accustomed, with the curate and substantial men of the parish, The different dispositions and capaciwalk about the parishes as they were ac- ties of men, seem to be properly enough customed, and, at their return to church, displayed by the difference of steeds on make their common prayers, provided which the sportsmen are mounted. There that the curate, in the said common pe- are your steeds of strength, fit to carry rambulation as heretofore, in the days of weight, slow and sure, resembling your rogations, at certain convenient places, men of phlegm and gravity, calculated shall admonish the people to give God for the drudgery of business. There are thanks in the beholding of God's benefits your high bred, high mettled tits, that for the increase and abundance of his beat the field with a light weight, and fruits upon the face of the earth, with the above ground, not unlike your men of saying of the 104th Psalm, &c. : at which genius, whose imagination will make time also the said minister shall incula wonderful excursions ; " will glance from cate this and such like sentences, “Cursed earth to heaven, from heaven to earth,' be he which translateth the bounds and but cannot brook the fatigue of a long or doles of his neighbour,' or such other close application. In short, there is as order of prayer as shall be hereafter ap- much variety in horses as men, and as pointed.” There does not, however, little judging of one as the other by apappear to be any law by which the ob- pearances. The nature of the passions servance of this custom can be enforced, is admirably well held forth by a pack of nor can the ecclesiastical judges oblige dogs. When the game is first started, the churchwardens to go their bounds. the dogs commonly pursue it for some This is a growing evil, which can only time with great impetuosity, which sportsbe remedied by an act of Parliament. men term a burst. This is commonly
Parishes in London generally have succeeded by cold hunting : thus when their bounds perambulated yearly; but the violence of passion is abated, consi. many large parishes, on account of the deration takes place. Sometimes indeed * See Mirror, No. 29, for an account of this
the chase is nothing more than an arrant
burst ; and how many men, or rather Le Comte Annai. Eccles. Franc. tom. 1. p. 285. bipeds, are there, so eagerly bent upon
the gratification of their passions, that prejudicial both to himself and others, they hurry themselves out of life, without so that upon the whole, he has no just ever giving themselves time to think? reason to claim superiority in this respect. the office of the huntsman seems to be The principal and general end which parallel to that of reason. It is his part both propose to themselves is, doubtless, to encourage, or check the dogs, as he that of killing time. Setting aside this sees occasion, to remark their good or satisfaction, after all their bustle, impabad qualities, to pay due regard to those tience, and fatigue, they may say with which he can confide in, and to give those the philosopher, cui bono? or with the that he cannot, the discipline of the whip. preacher, « All is vanity." It is hers to observe the good or bad ten
F. Rdency of the passions, to encourage their virtuous, to check their vicious propen
BON MOTS. sities, and to keep them all within their proper bounds. Man (it is true) meets To the Editor of the Mirror.) with numberless misfortunes, but does SIR, IT were a pity with a channel of he meet with more than the hunter ? or celebrity so respectable as the MIRROR, is his happiness more precarious ? what that any novel bijoux deserving perpeset of men suffer more than the hunters, tuity should be limited to the scope of from the inclemency of the weather ? when its utterance, which notion induces me the weather will permit them to hunt, how to mention a few bon mots, vouching at frequently are they disappointed of game? the same time for their originality, and if they find game, what number of causes trusting the example may elicit many frequently concur to prevent its pursuit ? good sayings from others, for such are if a bad scenting day, the dogs cannot occasionally within every one's cognirun; if they run, what accidents is the sportsman subject to ? with some, their
With thanks for the polite attention horses tumble, others tumble off their
you horses. Sometimes their horses are tired, cant subscribes herself,
have already shewn your communi
JANET. sometimes bemired. In short, if we view the chase, as we frequently do life, only The miserable appearance of the ponys on the dark side, we are apt to exclaim used by the post lads in their vocation to in a moralizing strain, that the hunter as
and from the grand depository of epistowell as man, is “ of few days, and full lary lore, led me to remark, to a friend, of trouble.” But place them in another that their uniform proportions would lead light, and view them only on their bright to the conclusion, that they were all cast sides, or through the medium of a flow in the same mould,“ true,” he replied, ing bowl, we then join in the jolly cho.
they are intended to go between the rus, “ Who are so happy, so happy as
posts. Does not the same generous emu- I was once in a party rather rudely lation that fires the man, animate the brushed by Mr. Rogers, of punning nohunter ? how jealously do they strive to toriety, who was hastening to present outstrip each other in thc field ? nor can refreshment to my sister, and on his it be denied that this generous emulation pausing to make the amende, I told him sometimes degenerates into envy. The he used me as if I was worth nothing, more disingenuous will secretly chuckle, which apparent slight he very happily when they see a brother in tribulation, or retrieved by smartly rejoining, ingloriously lagging behind ; others re- annot be worthless.” pine at the chosen few whose lot it is to
The next I searcely know how to give come in before themselves at the end of the chase. It must be confessed, the you, as it may be thought rather un
feminine. pursuits of mankind are so numerous, that we cannot find a parallel for them I was dining at an uncle's, who was a all among hunters.
passionate votary of the Fine Arts, when But the resemblance of the hunter and the charming Marchioness of Cman is in no instance more striking, than
became the subject of conversation ; a in the conclusion of their respective pur- of escorting her to her carriage, which
few days previous, he had had the honour suits. They are equally enraptured upon success, and chagrined upon disappoint- gave him an opportunity of admiring the
In either case they seem to have symmetry of her leg, "" ah,” said my equal reason on their side, the objects of brother, you are known to be a man of their pursuit being generally of equal taste, and I hope,” he archly added, “ of value. If in some instances the acqui
virtú also.” sitions of the men are preferable to those A JUVENILE friend, with a propensity na. of the hunter, in others, they are more tural to children, amused herself with pick