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language, they appear more as a needless, opinions, her sentiments, her judgme. display than natural to those who use the her actions, and her political

conduct. sentences, and actually drag them in, “head the course of her Memoirs, Madame R and shoulders," ou all possible occasions. land advances some very strange prop There is also a slight anachronism-like tions. She pajuts those mortals wort coincidence in the modern dress, acquire of the bighest honours, who rather merit ments, and the display of them in Miss the most sovereign contempt, and s L'Estrange, with the riots in London ; we strives to tarnish honourable character know of no other than those of 1780; nor It is not, however, after the notice of a would any other well agree with the age || Barière that we shall judge Madame Re of General de Vere's young grandson ; | land: we shall judge her by her own co the General, it seems, was born in 1706- || duct, her actions, her conversations, an dates in novels had better be avoided as ber Memoirs. M. Barière says-“ It can much as possible; the tale is all a fable, not be imputed as a crime to Madame Ro and it is as well to leave dates to the read- || laud, because she loved, and promoted th er's favcy ; otherwise the imagination, espe- cause of liberty; though her opposers sulcially a fertile one, lik that of the author | lied its image!" Her only fault was in of Traits and Trials, is either fettered, or making the reign of liberty subservient to by the glow, that we cannot, however, fail her own pride and vanity, and her contiof admiring, will stray into improbabili- | nuing to worship this fallacious deity, ties.

when it was already stained with blood We shall close our remarks, and that and horror. The publication of these Memust be in favour of the author, by citing moirs has left us the right of passing judg. the following beautiful extract :

ment upon her, who wished to act as a

judge over every one, and that often indis“ It is one of the priucipal blessings resulting from a thoroughly well regulated mind, that the creetly and unjustly; and who, for the sake various ordeals through which it passes in its of playing a conspicuous part on the grand initiatory lessons, tend lo lessen the sanguine theatre of the world, meddled with the most expectations of the smoothness and even ness of violent agitations, wishing to regenerate life; they are ordeals, it is true, only to those | not only sovereigns, but the Pope himself; who learn, and learn betimes, to withstand the

more a minister than ber husband, chief of force of early temptation; they are sources of enjoyments, perhaps, to those who yield to them, a party, a philosopher, a politician, a writer, and there are those who pass them as unfelt evils; what did Madame Roland not undertake, but the little crosses of life ought not to be passed what room did she not give to be judged ! over on profitably; they should neither be over. The grave, her ashes, her last rest, and all rated por forgotten; they should be used as less the pathetic rhetoric of M. Barière, cannot sons to us for practical trials hereafter, in greater operate on the sensibility of his readers. and more important mischances. Isabella was taught this early lesson throughout the years of

The prison of Louis XVI. of Marie Antoi. childhood; she expected not a bright sun to

nette, of the whole royal family, was much shine at all seasons, though she enjoyed it not the more sacred than the tom of Madame less when it brightened ber path."

Rolaud, and when we behold this woman,

pot only insensible to such heart-rending FRENCH LITERATURE.

miseries, but applauding them with rapMemoirs of Madame Roland By Messieurs crimes of the 10th of August, and their

ture, and celebrating with enthusiasm the Berville and Barière. Paris. 2 vols. vile authors, we think ourselves justified 8vo.

in neither feeling indulgence nor tenderOne of these gentlemen, M. Barière, has ness towards her. given a biographical notice of Madame These Memoirs describe Madame RoRoland. He presents her to our admira- i land as a woman impressed with the full tion, not only for her graces, which we are sense of her own importance, and every ready to admire as much as he pleases, not page attests that she was perfectly cononly for her wil, the extent and justyess scious of it. The history commences from of which we will acknowledge, and its the time she was in her childhood; and force as well as its grace, but also for her we are told, that when she came home

from nurse, she remarked to her astonish.

WORKS IN THE PRESS, ed parents, that the lamps in the streets

A Memoir of the Operations of the British of Paris resembled beautiful bottles; and Army in India, during the Mahratta War that she heroically resisted the will of her

of 1817, 1818, and 1819; illustrated by father, who wanted to force her to take | Maps and Topographical Plans. By Lieusome physic; on which memorable occa- tenaut-Colonel Blacker, Companion of the sion, being threatened with being whipped most honourable Order of the Bath, and the third time, she heroically desired him Quarter-Master-General of the Army of to inflict the punishment. Madame Ro- || Fort St. George, in one volume 4to. and land, who had certainly strength of mind, a separate volume of Maps and Plans.energy, and penetration, bad, according to | The author's military appointments having these Memoirs, neither charms nor ami. | afforded him a ready access to the original ability: nor does the style answer to her documents, they form a very valuable Apqualifications; it is neither light nor pro- pendix to the work; while the important found.

situation he occupied in the active operaAs we follow her, step by step, through tions of the war, secures to the memoir ber moral progress, and the developement itself every thing that is to be expected of her intellectual and physical faculties, from intelligence and authenticity. we find Madame Roland passing from Memoirs of William Wallace, Esq. late childhood to adolescence, and we describe Captain in the 15th Hussars; comprethis passage as physiologists; she imi- hending a general view of his character tated before the Confessions of Rousseau, and conduct in some well-knowu recent but if she had read a work which was events; the motives which induced him, nol published till after her death-that in consequence, to remove to the Contiexecrable romance the Nun of Diderot, || nent; and a complete exculpation from oue would imagine she had taken her for the false and insidious charges brought her model. As she increased in years, she || against him by designing persons. Also, preferred the severe sect of the Stoics.- interesting particulars of his residence and However, the conduct of Madame Roland || confinement in Paris, the unparalleled pershewed her not devoid of morality; and secution he expericnced in that country, her behaviour, in many instances, was that and some account of the leading characters of a modest and virtuous woman: but of fashion in that metropolis. Interspersed such is the effect of phi losophy on the || with Anecdotes of some illustrious Military mind of a female, that it often makes her individuals, of the celebrated Mrs. M. A. throw aside the graces of delicacy in her Clarke, Mrs. Bartram, Hill Darley, Capconversation, and to regard that charm- tain Sweyn, and other notorious characing decency of speech as the prejudices of ters. a confined understanding, or proceeding from a bigotted and rigid education. In

BIRTHS. a religious government, a woman, far

At Harrington-house, the Duchess of Leinster, more reprehensible in her morals than of a son. Madame Roland, would have blushed to The Marchioness of Blandford, of a daughter. have written what she has related in her At his Excellency's residence in Grosvenor. Memoirs.

place, Countess Monster, the Lady of the HaBut Madame Roland lived in an age of noverian Minister, of a son.

At his seat in Herefordshire, the lady of Sir philosophy, and also in that of revolution

G. Cornewall, Bart. of a daughter. ary fury; and this revolution took her

At his house in Stratton-street, Piccadilly, the from her father's shop, whence she often | lady of Captain Gifford, R. N. M. P. of a went to buy a halfpevny.worth of salad or parsley, and to go back again to cook

At the Vicarage, Waddington, Yorkshire, the and scum the pot, or make an omelette:

Hon. Mrs J. Parker, of a son. from thence she entered the house of the Esq. M. P. of a daughter.

In Gloucester-place, the Lady of G. H. Cherry, minister, and became more the minister ln Tavistock-square, the wife of J. Brabam, than himself.

Esq. of a daughter.



At Norton-house, in Devonshire, Lady JodAt Inveresk-bouse, J. H. Mackenzie, Esq. 1 rell, relict of the late Sir Paul Jodreli. Advocate, to the Honourable H. A. Mackenzie,

At Neasdon, in the house of W. T. Money,

Esq. M.P. Mrs. Cunningham, wife of the Rev. youngest daughter of the late Right Hon. Lord Seaforth.

J.W. Cunningham, Vicar of Harrow, leaving a

busband and nine children. At St. Pancras Church, Captain C. C. Owen, to Miss M. Peckwell, daughter of Mr. Sergeant Lady of Sir W. W. Dixie, Bart. This amiable

At their seat, Normanton-hall, Lady Dixie, the Blosset, of Lamb's Conduit-place. At Madeira, on board his Britannic Majesty's

woman was only in the 20th year of her age. ship Esk, J. Telling, Esq. to the illustrious

At Pitsour, Aberdeenshire, in his 720 year, Lady Donna J. L. da Cunha Telbo.

G. Ferglison, Esq. of Pitfour, only surviving At St. Mary-le-bone Church, Capt. the Hon.

brother of the late J. Ferguson, M. P. for that

county. E. Cust, M.P. Equerry to his Royal Highness Prince Leopold, to Mary Ann, only daughter of

At Stockwell, in bis 49th year, C, C. Dsmoke, the late L, W. Boode, Esq.

Esq. cousin to the late Hon. Lewis Dywoke, At Llangollen, Mr. F. Frances, timber-mer

Champion of England. chant, aged 29, to Mrs. Roberts, aged 85, a

In her 791h year, the widow of the late J. Hun. widow of large property.

ter, Esq. whose collection in Comparative AnaAt Mereworth, the Hon. M. J. Stapleton, tomy is deposited in the Museum of the Royal third son of Lord Le Despencer, to Anne Byam | College of Surgeons, in Lincoln's-inn-fields, Kerby, only child of the late Hon. T. N. Kerby,

under Parliamentary Trustees. of the Council of Antigua,

Lately, T. Jones, Esq. of Llandysilio-ball, At Oxgang, G. Stirling, Esq. Captain in the

near Llangollen, Denbighshire. Having do Army, second son of the late Sir John Stirling, I different Manors intend to take possession of bis

very near relation, it is said that the Lords of the Bart. of Glorat, to Ann Henrietta, only daughter of William Grey, Esq. of Oxgang.

estates that are situate in their respective wanore. At. St. George's, Hanover-square, the Rev. F.

His real and personal property is sopposed to

amount to liitle sbort of one hundred thousand Sullivan, to A. J. Wilmot, only daughter of the late V. H. Wilmot, Esq. and of the Right Hon.

pounds. It is believed that he has made a will, Lady Dacre.

but none has yet been found, although coosiderLieutenant-Colonel R Torrens, to Miss E. S.

able rewards are offered for such information as Serle, youngest daughter of the late Ambrose

may lead to the discovery of a will. Mr. Jones Serle, Esq. Commissioner of the Transport" the most eminent artists of the day always met

was a great admirer of the arts, and some of Board. At St. George's, Hanover.square, W. F. L.

with a hearty welcome at Llandysilio-ball, wben. Carnegie, Esq. of Spynie and Boysack, county

ever they visited the romantic vale of Llanof Angus, to Lady Jane Carnegie, fourth daugb

gollen. ter of the Earl of Nortbesk.

At Langholm, Mr. R. Ker, lineal descendant

of George Ker, of Faddowside, a near relation At Westport-house, Ireland, E. Peel, Esq. of the 49th regiment, first cousin of the Right the beirs entail of that noble dukedom.

of Robert, first Earl of Roxburgh, and one of Hon. R. Peel, to Maria, daughter of D. Browne, Esq. of Ashford, and cousin of the Marquis of aged 83 years; and on the same day, at Knares

Lately, at Knaresborough, Mr. Wheel house, Sligo. At Brislington, near Bristol, J. Gordon, Esq.markable, that the two deaths bere recorded

borough, Mr. Benson, aged 83. It is rather reM. A. of St. Jobo's College, Cambridge, eldest

were those of two gentlemen who were born in son of the Dean of Lincoln, to Miss Matthews, the same year, lived in the same town, and who late of Covent-garden Theatre.

died on the same day. DIED.

At Court-lodge, Westerham, Kent, J. Browne,

Esq. At Bath, in the 81st year of her age, the Hon. Aged 52, W. Golding, Esq. surgeon, Reading, Agueta Yorke, second wife and widow of the Berks. Lord Chancellor Charles Yorke.

At Bishopsgate, near Egham, in the 17th year At her house in Baker-street, Portman-square, of her age, Barbara Matilda, sister to T. Coven. after an illness of a few days, Miss E. M, Booth, try, Esq. of North Cray, Kent, and niece to the sister to Lady Ford.

Earl of Coventry.

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

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

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The generous Rival.
TINGUISHED AND ILLUSTRIOUS First Altar erected to Love ........................ 68

Infatuation of Love .................................... 63
Miss Wilson.

The Listener. Extraordinary endowments of Miss Wilson 51 On National Prejudice

............ ib. Her first debüt


Letter to the Editor.
Superstitious Errors


Essay on Vanity.
Historical and Select Anecdotes.
Various symptoms of Vanity ......

67 Anecdote of Charles VI. of France ............. 52

Religion the best preservative against Vanity ib,
the late Lord Rodney
................. ib.

The Trifler.
Philip Strozzi ...................... ib. | Boarding-school Education ......................... 68
Admiral Van Tromp
A preinature Miss

Near aproximation of the Polite to the Coarse ib.
Fondness of the Parisians for Shows

History of Amelia.

70 Anecdote of Queen Anne ......................**** .......................... ib. | Fashionable Education ib. Novel Reading

................ 71 Louis XIV.......................... .. ib. | Search after a Grandison

72 ........................................ 54 A Secret discovered

73 Pleasures and Pains of Editors. Zephyrus and the Violet

ib. An Editor not exempt from Temptations

A Visit to the Escurial, 56

Reflections on departed greatness .............. 74 Sketches of Public Characters.

do useful Lesson ..................................... 75

Circumstance connected with the principal .................. 57

ib. .................................. 58

entrance to the Escurial
Domestic Life of the French.

A Fairy Tale.
Different manner of feasting at different


Jeu d'Esprit


Ruins of Pompeii

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Criticism misapplied

Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq.
His Literary pursuits.

Beauty without instruction

...................... 76 ........................................ 60

A difficult task ............................................. 77 ib. Manners and Customs in the Upper Alps ib,

periods Bererage

Letter from a young Lady to her Sister in the


............. 89

The Gleaner's Porte-Folio. Visit to La Trappe

78 Letter from Sir W. Raleigh

79 Translation of a Gaelic Ouarskal

ib, Letter on the Character of a Gentleman.... 80




An Italian Fair ...................................... 81
Song by Mrs. Opie

Drury-Lane - Melo-drama of Therese .......... 90

82 No Never; a Song

His Majesty's Visit to both Theatres ..... ib.

ib. Lines written on the wainscot of the waiting

Adelphi Theatre.-Drama founded on Kenil.

worth a partment of a great Office

91 83 Songs by Miss M. L. Rede


FRENCH THEATRICALS. Cathlien Nolan; an Irish Song

ib. Theatre de l'Ambigu Comique.-Outline of Songs by Mr. William Leman Rede


........... 91 Theatre de Vaudeville-Of Mon Oncle Cesar 99


Review of Auglare d'Almont ..................... ib.
Works in the Press.

................................... 93 Explanation of the Prints of Fashion. Review of New Music

ib. No. 1, English Carriage Dress ................. 84 No. 2. Lace Dress of Urling's Patent Lace ib. | Thoughts on various Subjects ................ 94 General Observations on Fashions and Dress..................

University of Morocco .............................. ib.

ib. ll Curious Advertisement ............................ ib. Cabinetof Taste; or Monthly Compendinm Superstition at Poli

95 of Foreigo Costumes.-Costume of Paris 86 | A Harper

ib. Letter to the Editor on Imitative Poetry. ...... 88 " Births, Marriages, and Deaths ...............,



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