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thoughts, though very much re-sty who had died of a broken heart
coming up just now. What are The FRETTER is a being who these ?” 6. These!” cried the wastes time in a still more useless other gardener, “why these are and disagreeable manner ; since what I sowed immediately after the truth is, that a man seldom my loss.”—“What, coming up begins to fret until it is too late to already!” cried the fretter,Temedy the mischief; and then he "Yes, while you were fretting, I may as well not fret at all. Frét- was working.”. -66 What! and ting is the disease of a little ill- don't you fret when you have a organized mind, and hesitates to loss?"_“Yes! but I always put subunit to even what it knows to be it off until after I have repaired irrevocable, and makes a misfor- the mischief.”—“Why then you tune greater by constantly con- can have no need to fret at all.” – templating its severity. It is said " True !" replied the industrious of Dr. Johnson, that on sone per- gardener, “and that's the very son telling him of a lady of quali- reason,"
In truth it is very
pleasant to have no longer occa- called “ L'Hotel d'Evreux," then sion to think of a misfortune; and “ Hotel of Ambassadors Extraorit is astonishing how many might dinary,” after which it became be repaired by a little alacrity and the property of the wealthy Monenergy..
sieur Beaujon; and in succession JONATHAN W. DOUBIKIN. was possessed by the Duchess of No. 8, Quill-driving Square,
Bourbon, who expended enormous Logic Lane, Oxford, JULY 30th, 1824.
sums upon its embellishment. At that period it extended to the Elysian Fields, and terminated in
a circular form. The garden is Travels.
now extensive and tastefully laid
out. Several small thatched buildAn Abridgment of the Travels of a
ings distributed on one side of this Gentleman through France, Italy, delightful enclosure, most forcibly Turkey in Europe, the Iloly Land, brings to remembrance the deliArabia, Egypt, &c.
cious hamlet which the Prince de Condé caused to be erected in his
park at Chantilly. (Continued from page 122.)
This garden is open every day, To particularize every resort of from eight in the morning until pleasure which is to be found in eleven o'clock at night. Paris would occupy a large volume. Several boats, appropriated to That city may be justly termed the amusement of the company, the “ Elysium of Pleasures,” and enliven the surface of a large piece nothing which art and industry of water; while a variety of games could effect has been spared to are pursued to gratifiy the numerrender it complete. Dancing is ous visitants of this pleasing Elyno where followed with such avid- sium. When the weather perity as in the French capital. All mits, the Parisians dance in the ranks of society indulge in this gardens; and if it be rainy, they amusement; and for their gratifi-resort to the apartments. Concerts cation are ball-rooms suited to the are frequently given. The garden various classes, and adapted to the is likewise appropriated to the means of
individual. display of fireworks, and the asWe shall conclude our sketch cension of balloons. of Paris by taking a peep at the The possessor of this fascinatGardens, Public Walks, and Foun- ing spot has uniformly proved tains.
himself most assiduous in his enHameau de Chantilly; ou, deavours to gratify the public. L'Elysée, (Hamlet of Chantilly; The price of admission is twentyor, the Elysium.) It was first four sous, or one shilling English;
for sevenpence halfpenny of which pieces. In a rustic cot a dairy. you are allowed refreshment. maid sells cream. In various
In this building may also be grottos every cooling liquor is to hired large or small suites of be procured. A restaurateur offers apartments, which give free ad- every kind of refreshment. Shops, mission to the garden.
playfully contrasted, exhibit arms La Veillée, (The Evening's and millinery, books and toys. Rendezvous.) This establishment, Notwithstanding, however, all situated in the centre of Paris, this display of diversified allurepresents a most interesting display ments, the establishment was not of blooming verdure, even in the capable of supporting itself. It winter months, when frost and is now seldom open, except, at snow seem to defy the powers of periods of public rejoicings, and vegitation. It does not consist of during the season of the winterà suite of apartments where, not- balls. withstanding the various decora- Champs Elisées, (Elysian tions, richness of furniture, and Fields.) This walk was formerly display of luxury, the observer is more resorted to than at the prewearied with a continual mono- sent day. It is a large tract of tony. The scenery changes at ground close to the river, planted every step, and nothing has been with noble trees in various aveomitted to render La Veillée a nues and forms, the river pleasingcomplete fairy land. New and ly shewing itself at different superb decorations, costumes the points. most brilliant, pleasing and varie- The principal avenue of the gated scenery, amusements with- Tuilleries, on the side of the teront number; every thing here race Feuillants, is now the most unites to rivet the attention, and frequented spot. Swings give an additional 'zest to gaiety. erected in various places; nume
Two orchestras are placed in rous parties are joining in the the building for the accommoda- graceful dance. The pavilions tion of the youthful dancers; even are filled with bourgeois enjoying children are captivated with themselves after the labours of amusements propo: tioned to their the day; and every kind of pastime of life; while in two apart-time is displayed for the amusements, artfully constructed, are to ment of the promenaders. be found those resources from reading and conversation which are calculated to interest the mind of age. Within this fascinating edifice are also two theatres, in which are represented light and playful
To be continued,
“No, Sir, onë tongue is sufficient for a woman !''
A gentleman was asking his Mr. Baldwin, who has now left friend how his new horse answerthe bar, for the secretary of state's ed; “Really, Sir," said the other, ofice, having one day been em- “I don't know, for I never put any ployed to oppose a person justify-questions to him." ing bail in the court of King's Bench, after asking some commonplace questions, was getting a A person who had been publiclittle aground, when a waggish ly horse-whipped, being asked by counsellor behind whispered him to a friend, how he could suffer himinterrogate the bail as to his hav- self to be treated so like a cypher? ing been a prisoner in Gloucester A cypher ! replied the former, jail. Thus instructed, our learned with the most composed gravity, advocate boldly asked "When, when did you ever see a cypher Sir, were you last in Gloucester with so many strokes to it?' jail ?"
the bail, a reputable tradesman, with astonishment declaired, that he never was in jail in his life. Mr: Binsisted
Poetry. that he had been a prisoner at Gloucester ; but not being able to
To the Editor of the Oxford Enterget any thing out of him, he turned
will insert the imprisoned. The answer was, “ for suicide.” Without hesita- following Lines in one of the
Pages of your Oxford Miscellany tion he then questioned him thus : « Now, Sir, I ask you upon oath,
you will oblige
Your's, &c. and remember I shall have your
T. W. words taken down, was you not imprisoned in Gloucester jail for
THE DELUGE. the crime of suicide ?”
(Translated from Ovid.) Then with his mace he* strikes the
trembling ground, Milton was asked by a friend, And mighty waters rush from out the whether he would instruct his wound, daughters in the different languages ? to which he replied,
Resistless torrents roll along the plain, The sheep and wolf together swim; the Tear up the fences, and destroy the grain;
Drives the fierce lion from his soundThe fearful shepherd, and his bleating ing cave ; care,
His savage tusks no longer aid the And holy fanes, one common ruin share.
boar ; If a strong dwelling on its base had the stag swims swifter than he ran stood,
before; And braved the sapping terrors of the The weary birds to gain some shelflood,
t'ring tree, High o'er the roof, resistless in its Spread their wet wings and flutter in force,
the sea; The towering wave had held its foamy The lowly hills increasing waters hide;
The loftier mountains shake from side The waters now no longer know
to side; troul;
Few mortal remain-in spirit One awful mass of ruin seems the
And worn by hunger, these at length No land appears to greet the weary are lost. eye,
T. W. The shoreless ocean mingling with the
sky. One climbs a hill ; and in a feeble boat, To the Editor of the Oxford EnterAnother hapless wight is seen to float;
taining Miscellany. And where he lately whistling sowed
think the folforlorn : O'er the dim heights of villages he lowing lines worthy of a place in
the Oxford Miscellany they are steers, And desolation in his path appears.
much at your service. To a tall elm another tries his way,
SYMPATHY. And catches fishes in the leafy spray ; In the green mead the sailor's anchor Ah! have you not mark'd the soft emfalls,
blem of sorrow, Whilst the curved keel tears down the When the grief of another has found vine-clad walls.
it to flow; Sea-monsters now, with clumsy mo- When the tear from the smile a reflec
tion will borrow, Where late the gentle rein-deer cropt 'Till glistening it falls, and is lost in
its glow. The envious Nereides, wondering at As the dews of the morning are chas'd the change,
at its dayning Through sacred groves, and prostrate By the beams of the sun, till they're
temples range; In the thick woods, cumbrous dolphins So will sympathy's smile the hearts' play,
sorrows beguile, O'ertoss the pines, and tear the oaks Till the tear is dissolv'd by the away.
warmth of its ray.
the grass ;