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church were most magnificent: the im. Woman in India; a poem, by John

mense quantity of plate belonging to the Lawson, missionary at Calcutta, and au

church of Notre Dame was embellished thor of Oriental Harping.

with the richest stuffs, trophies, escutchA Treatise on Scrophula (to which the

eons, and triumphs. Besides the princiJacksonian prize was adjudged by the pal entrance, there was constructed a Court of Examiners of the Royal College peristyle of eighteen marble columns, on of Surgeons); containing its nature, treat

which was erected an immense amphi

theatre. ment, and effects, particularly upon child. ren, and on alteration produced by the

The pillars of the nave were surrounded disease in the structure of all the different

with gold gauze, as high as to the upper parts of the body. By Eusebius Arthur galleries : mantells in gold and silver, decoLloyd, Member of the Royal College of rated the tribunes constructed between the Surgeons.

pillars in the circumference of the church : the supporters of the tribunes were covered

with rich draperies of velvet, sprinkled DESCRIPTION OF DECORATIONS, &c.

with fleurs-de-lis, io gold. Over the chaIN THE CHURCH OF NOTRE DAME, piters, genii, with allegorical attributes, AT PARIS, ON THE BAPTISMAL CE- | holding crowns, surmounted the armorial REMONY OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS bearings of the best towns, the deputations THE DUKE DE BORDEAUX.

from which assisted at the ceremony. The The exterior decorations of the four pillars of the upper galleries were envepillars which support the roof of the clois- loped in silver gauze, and entwined with ter for the arrival of bis Majesty, con- garlands. sisted of allegorical representations, the The great pillars of the cross of the arms and cyphers of the King, and of the church, in the midst of which the baptism Duke de Bordeaux. Between the arcades

was celebrated, was surrounded with are erected statues in gold, of the best gauze: the beantiful effect beggars all destowns in the kingdom, with their arms, | cription, produced on tbis ground of gold and escutcheons at the extremities, bearing | gauze, by the wreaths of laurel and olive the names of the different departments. I which ornamented the pillars from the Al France being thus represented, appear- | top to the bottom, in the form of a lozenge, ed is if united in this sacred asylum to between which were bouquets of natural receive the monarch.

lilies. To complete these dispositions, Two strait pillars, which are before the and to mark that all France, and conseentrance into the porch, supported a grand quently, all the army should be present at pediment ornamented with a circlet of roses, this august ceremony, four groups of colours in the midst of which glitter the arms of were placed at these four pillars ; for the France: cornices, ornaments, and an open Prince destined to reign over France should gallery give to this façade a monumental be valiant; and so far from suffering her appearance. The two feet to the right, glory to diminish, he must augment that are ornamented in front and on the reverse which his illustrious ancestors have bewith four colossal statues in gold, repre- \\ queathed to him, and which the French senting Clovis, Charlemagne, St. Louis, nation will require of him. On the right and Henry IV. The roof of the portico, and on the left of the cross, were erected and the wa] that support it, are adorned steps for the peers and deputies of France; with statues of twenty-four bishops of the tribunes placed over them, formed three Paris; amongst whom are distinguished arcades supported by columns similar to Sully, St. Renay, St. Denis, St. Landry, those of the nave, and which were made to St. Germain, &c. These venerable pas- correspond with the whole. tors seemed as if uniting their prayers with At the entrance of the choir was erected those of all France, to draw down the a magnificent altar: the middle part was blessing of heaven on this tender branch of composed of an arcade terminated by a the Bourbons.

pediment supporting a cross. Four pillars The decorations for the interior of the l' in. lapis lazuli, richly adorned with gold

and precious stones, were disposed in front, Collyer, was much more profound than and at the back of the pilasters; they were those who only conversed superficially surmounted by angels in gold, bearing on with her were likely to discover; for cushions tlie baptismal honours; such as wisely considering the line usually prethe chrism-cloth, the salt-cellar, the ewer, scribed in such pursuits to her sex, she and the holy chrism. On the pedestals | made no display of her scholarship, yet were placed chandeliers, and the vermilion she was always ready to give her testimony cross from the King's chapel, and vases of | when properly called out ; indeed on those immense value. All the choir was hung | occasions, it was impossible altogether to with crimson silk, sprinkled with fleurs.de | conceal the rich and rare acquirements, lis, and adorned with gold fringe; the in various sciences, which this lady pos. upper part of the pillars in the gallery were sessed. Her writings are many of them orvamented to correspond, and over every before the public; and if some incline to pillar of the church were placed angels condemo a colloquial style, which, perholding branches of light.

haps, she was too fond of indulging, all Fifty beautifully cut crystal lustres, orna. must admire the power of her gevius, and mented with gilt bronze and rich candela- splendour of talent, so variously displayed. bras, completed the lighting up of the She was particularly happy in jer d'esprits, church; aud the happy idea has been numbers of which lie scattered amongst followed up of imitating on the glass panes her friends, and will, we hope, be collected. of the cross, at the end of the choir, the H

Her Three Warnings have long been enbeautiful paintings on glass, which have shrined and held in universal admiration, been so much admired in the three chap- as a specimen of the precosity of her talents. lets of roses, of the cross, and over the On grave subjects, those who knew her organ.

best will say, she most excelled. Her religion was pure, free from all wild specu

lative notions; her faith was built on the MRS, PIOZZI.

Scriptures, that rock of our salvation, the The late Mrs. Piozzi, the once cele | continual perusa) of which was her delight. brated Mrs. Thrale, was descended, both | She knew in whom she trusted;" and on the paternal and maternal side, from the

in the fullest conviction of those sacred ancient and respectable families of the truths, she closed a virtuous life, declaring Cottops and Salisburys, Barts. in North

to a friend, who watched over her Tast Wales, but still more distinguished as the intimate friend and associate of Dr. John moments, that she quitted the world in

the fear and trust of God, the love of her son, Burke, Sir J. Reynolds, Goldsmith, Saviour, and in peace and charity with Garrick, Murphy, and most of those liter- her neighbours and with all mankind. ary constellations which formed the Au. gustan galaxy of the last century. The world has long known in what estimation | MAGNETIZING POWER OF THE VIO. her society was held in that circle where

LET RAYS. these illustrious men, with Mrs. Montague, PROFESSOR PLAYFAIR gives the following Mrs. Carter, Vesey, Boscawen, and others, account of an experiment of which he was formed a cuterie never surpassed in talent a witness:-After having received into my and acquirement iu this or any other chamber a solar ray, through a circular country. The vivacity of this lady's mind | opening made in the shutter, the ray was was a vever-failing source of pleasure to all made to fall upon a prism. The spectrum who had the good fortune to enjoy her which resulted from the refraction was society, while the brilliancy of her wit, received upon a screen; all the rays were tempered by invariable good humour and intercepted except the violet, in which was general benevolence, delighted all who || placed a needle for the purpose of being approached her, and offended none. Her | magnetized. It was a plate of thin steel, manners were highly polished and grace- which was found to possess no polarity, ful; her erudition, the result of a regularly and not to exhibit any attraction for irou classical education, under the learned Dr.'' filings. It was fixed horizontally on the

support by means of wax, and in such a At St. George's Hanover-square, Lieut.-Col. direction as to cut the magnetic meridian Cooper, to Miss Baker, daughter of the late Sir nearly at right angles. By a lens of a suffi- || G. Baker, Bart.

W. Dickins, Esq. of Cherrington, Warwick. cient size, the whole of the violet ray was

shire, to Lucy, daughter, of the Hon. Mr. Justice collected into a focus, which was carried

Park. slowly along the needle, proceeding from

DIED. the centre towards one of the extremities, At Clifton, Mrs. Piozzi, in the 82d year of her and always the same extremity ; taking | age. This celebrated lady beld a high station care never to go back in the opposite direc

in the literary and fashionable circles, of which

she was a distinguished ornament. An author tion. After operating fifty-five minutes, | herself, and the admirer of learned men, ber the needle was found to be strongly mag- friendship and intimacy with Dr. Johnson were netic; it acted powerfully on the compass, alike bonourable to both. An independent forthe end of the needle which had received tune, a mind richly stored, a lively wit, and the influence of the violet ray repelling the

pleasing manners, rendered her a most desirable

companion. north pole, and the whole of it attracting,

At Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, Lady M. Grey, and keeping suspended, a fringe of iron

second daughter to the Earl of Stamford and filings.


At Kilgraston House, the Hon. Mrs. Grant,

of Kilgraston. BIRTHS.

At his house in Bruton-street, in the 78th year At Vienna, her Excellency Lady Vane Stewart, l of bis age, Henry Lawes, Luttrell

, Earl of Carthe British Ambassadress, of a son, who is heir to hampton. His Lordship is succeeded in bis the large estates in the county of Durham.

titles and estates by bis only broiber, the Hon. In Montagu.place, Montagu-square, the lady

Joho Luttrell Olmjus, now Earl of Carbamptou. of Major-General Sir James Lynn, K, C. B. of

At his seat Bellevue, near Southampton, in the a daughter.

88th year of his age, Admiral Sir R. R. Bligb. The lady of the Hon. Captain Ring, R. N. of

At her house, in Upper Brook-street, Grosve. nor-square, the Right Hon. Lady Juliana Daw.

kins, in the 861h year of her age. lo Gloucester-place, Lady W. Fitzroy, of a daughter.

At his house, in New Norfolk-street, GrosveIo Wimpole-street, Lady Johnstone, of a son.

nor-square, the Hon. C. Stuart, in the 78th year MARRIED.

At Kippak, Yorkshire, the Hon. Mrs. CathAt St. George's, Hanover-square, Sir C. Grey, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court at Ma- In Montagu square, in his 63d year, A, B. St. dras, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Sir S. C. || Ledger, Esq. Jervoise, Bart. of Idsworth Park, Hampshire. At his house at Kensington, Mr. J. Robins, of

The Right Hon. Heneage, Earl of Aylesford, || the Great Piuzza, Covent Garden, in bis 55th to the Right Hon. Lady A. S. Greville, sister to year. the Earl of Warwick.

At his house, Pentonville, C. Price, Esq. upAt St. George's, Hanover-square, Sir H. wards of twenty-five years the Registrar of legacy Lambert, Bart, to Anna Maria, youngest daugh- || duties. ter of the late Hon. Edward Foley.

In his 75th year, the Rev. T. Scott, rector of The Hon. C. Langdale, third son of the late Ashton Sandford, Bucks, author of the wellLord Stourton, to Mary, eldest daughter of the koown Commentary on the Scriptures, and of late M. C. Maxwell, Esq. of Ereringham Park. many other valuable theological works.

At St. George's, Hanover-square, J. Hardy, In Montagu place, Russell-square, aged 79, Esq. late of Edmonton, to the very amiable and T. White, Esq. Clerk of the Inner and Upper accomplished Maria Theresa Darby, only daugh- || Treasury of the Court of King's Bench. ter and heiress of the late William Darby, Esq. At Battersea, aged 80, J. Hodgson, Esq. many formerly of Madras. The happy pair left town years a malt distiller at that place. for tbeir beautiful and romantic seat on the At Islington, of a decline, aged 34, Mr. E. Sussex coast.

Brembridge, solicitor. Captain J. Drummond, of the Coldstream At his father's house, the Rev. J. Graham, Guards, to Miss Georgiana Augusta Finch. vicar of Windsor.

a son.

of his age.


London: Printed by John Bell, Proprietor of this MAGAZINE, and of the WEEKLY

MESSENGER, and Published at No.4, Brydges-street, Covent-Garden.






FOR JUNE, 1821.

a few and Improved Series.



..... 243



Moral and Civil State of Paris. TINGUISHED AND ILLUSTRIOUS

Churches and Colleges


Falling in of the old Bridge of Notre Dame 253
Miss Jennings.
Luxury and Morals

ib. Prudence compatible with sprightliness

Such Husbands are Scarce. Her Marriage with Sir G. Hamilton, and

Generosity of conduct

****.......... 954 afterwards with the Duke of Tyroonvel ... 244

ill. Opinion entertwoed of ber by the French

Correspondence of Caroline.
Perplexities of Love

....... 256 Unexpected Happiness


An Essay on Names.

958 Historical and Select Anecdotes.

Recollections of an Antiquarian. Bon Mot of George III.

245 Anecdole of the late Lord Ashburoham

Popular Superstitions ............................ 259 ib.

Uulucky Houses Derivation of the word Sinecure

....................................... ib. Anecdule of the late Sir Fletcher Nortou ib.

...................................... 260

Male Fashions of 1650 Curious particulars concerning Pope

ib. ........ 246

Manner of living in 1598 Awrcdole of a Quaker and a Curate ib.

ib. Pope Benedict XIV................


Dervongilda and Allan.
Cure for the Gout ......

Meeting of lan with his fnture Bride .....

......... 261 The Listener.

between Allan and Dervongilda ... 263 Letter from Anti-Galen ib. Their happy union

ib. a Beauty

....... 248

Ancient state of Manners in England.
Topographical Museum.
Manner of Feasting

964 Tewksbury ................ 249 Gradual Improvements

265 Gloucester ib. Restraints impused on youth

ib. Sketches of Public Characters.

The Gleaner's Porte-Folio. The lale Earl of Chatham

Fable of the Guielder Rose ....................... 250

966 Exalted cbaracter of the Earl ..................... 251

Blessings atteuduus on virtue ................ ib.

Omens .........




Origin of Rings. Ring of Gyges

Pompey the Great Virtues of precious Stones


ib. 269






King's Theatre.- Madame Camporese and
Mademoiselle Bias

......... 278 The Sigh of Remembrance

...................... 271

Covent-Garden and Drury-Lane ---Benefits
Ode to a Tear

of the Perfiriners .......

ib, Scandal..........


English Opera-House. Mr. Mathews A! Epistle from Miss Letitia Apewell to her


ib. Sister

279 A Conversazione



............. 273

Review of Bannockburn, a Novel .... ib. Hope; a Song


279 Agnes of France

.................... 281 Works in the Press ...

.............. 282 FASHIONS FOR JULY, 1821. Explanation of the Prints of Fashion. The Cosmorama

Playing-Card Sellers, in 1684....

ib. No. 1, English Summer Carriage Dress...... 274

First Office, or Mart, for Servants

ib. No. 2. French Walking Dress


Scarcity of Libraries formerly in England 283 General Observations on Fashions and Dress...............................


Account of the new Imperial Crown of EngCabinet of Taste; or Monthly Compendium


ib. of Foreign Costumes.-Costume of Paris 276 || Births, Marriages, and Deaths

............. 294



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