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that run quite through, perhaps to is said of Richborough : perbaps the let the air in for drying the wall, Saxons or Danes thus dismantled it, being of so great thickness. Here are to render it useless against their inseveral of the circular, or rather ellip- cursions. tic, abutments, as thick as the wall: Dymchurch wall begins about three and are a most opaccountable piece miles west of Hytbe, and extends to of masonry They are like round the village of Dymchurch. The Cirtowers or bastions, but solid: and cular Redoubt is built at the eastern some scarce join to the wall at the extremity of this wall, in a line with sides, but go quite through to the the Martello towers; a most interestinside. The circuit of this wall is ing and ingenious piece of military manifest enough on three sides, but architecture. Since the coupletion that southward is levelled to the of Dyinchurch Wall, which encloses ground : every where else, where not Romney Marsh, the lands bave bestanding, it lies sideways, flat, close come highly valuable, beieg remarkby, in prodigious parcels, or wbere able for the richness of it's soil, and standing, cracked through the whole the rearing of cattle of prodigious solid thickness, as if Time was in size. The towns of Romney and Lydd a merry humour, and ruined it in are included in the district of the sport : but is, more probably, the Marsh. eflect of design and much labour, as
(To be continued.)
MIDNIGHT IN ELYSIUM.
the face of brightest Heaven had changed
Bright the moon is beaming,
Where her rays are streaming :
O'er that golden river,
Where'tis bright for ever.
Than our's is so much fairer,
But adorns the wearer:
In illumin'd glasses,
Through painted splendour passes,
With that veil before tliem!
When Night's cloud is n'er them,
We cannot conceive it;
With the view believe it.
Of Egyptian story!
In bright and starry glory.
From the sea is given,
L. oh for that fair boat. It was the belief of the ancient Egyptians, that the Plancts) and other heavenly bodies, performed their revolutions througla the skies iy boats.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A GOURMAND.
“AFTER completing an education, of the pocket for a fresh supply, their the course of which excited uniform ivory teeth were displayed by a snarl, disgust, the timely death of my uncle the upper lip curled, and the lower was put me in possession of an ample bitten;
and when I retired, with my fortune. At the age of twenty-two, friend Tickle, I said, “ Bob, they are I became my own master, and was all alike ; for I see that a trifle will said to have very respectable con- convert an angel into a fury. In nections and valuable friends; all of consequence of which important diswbom kindly interfered with their ad-covery, my matrimonial speculations vice and experience to direct my mind were adjourned sine die. to proper pursuits, in order, as they “ Some disinterested friends, who professed, to render me a distin- had a seat to dispose of, earnestly guished ornament to society. My advised me to be in parliament; they relations, who were very pious peo- said, “it was the honourable and digple, strongly urged me to marry, as nified occupation of a gentleman of an infallible mode of salvation from fortune ;-the country wanted men of The pomps and vanities of this wicked independent principles to stand forworld, and all the sinful et ceteras ward ;-parliament was the school of coasequent on a single life: but as eloquence, and the high road to fame my father and mother had lived on and distinction. This proposition I very indifferent terms, and it was ge- settled off-hand, by immediately apneraliy supposed that their lives bad plying the extinguisher. I told ihem, been curtailed by their incessant dis- that I never could be prevailed on tó agreements, I had no particular de- go into the gallery, much less into the sire to be playing this game over body of the house :- I hated squabagain. The more I reflected on the bling, never wrote letters, and thereduties of the conjugal state, the less fore did not want franks ;-if invited inclination I felt to embark on that to dinner, I felt a serious objection to dangerous element. To female beauty attend a call of the house, and still I was not insensible; and many of the greater aversion to be appointed on young ladies who were pointed out as a committee. Perhaps, indeed, there eligible partners, certainly possessed is only one subject on which I could the exterior of angels. While they have voted with a clear conscience, were angling for me, their tempers and that is against the Bill for General were serenely complacent, and they Education : for I always detested appeared to wear a perpetual smile; school, and whenever I am ill, still indeed, I became so fascinated with constantly dream of learning a lesson ! their animated conversation, elegant My friends, finding that I had a will of deportment, and pure ethics, that the my own, gave me up as a lost young memorable example of my honoured man; and to manifest their zeal for parents had almost faded from my my welfare, scandalized me in every recollection. One evening, however, direction. For this calumny, howI happened to be present when these ever, they will always be entitled to angelie forms were seated at a party my grateful acknowledgments ; for I of loa; at the commencement, an have discovered that new acquaintanxious solicitude was depicted in ance are preferable to old friends, their sweet countenances, the be- and strangers very frequently more witching smile snddenly vanished, to be depended on than relations. and they seemed as deeply interested “ Divers authors have maintained, as Jews concluding a bargain. For- that every person has a ruling pastoge frowned on two of the most beau- sion; a propensity to some particular ufal ; and each time they were loo'd, object. The acuteness of my palate their bright eyes flashed indignation, and vigour of digestion disposed me disappointment, and malignity. In to conceive that I should excel in the sigbs they whispered carses on Pam, fraternal sciences of eating and drinkwho never came within their grasp. ing, and I entertained no doubt but As often as they consulted the oracle my sapid organs would be considerably improved by frequent exercise. patients. There is nothing permanent Taste has her various departments, in this world, therefore in about two of painting, architecture, and sculp- years the club dwindled away; a set ture, but
of rascally economists complained of • The proper study of mankind is Food.' expense: — the cook, a very honest
man and skilful professor, was ac“Solemnly impressed that my office cused of peculation by the reformers, in this world was to invent new dishes, and turned adrift for modestly deand devour them, I collected all the monstrating that he could not make culinary writers from the time of Cax. turtle out of tripe, nor convert sprats ton, down to the last editions of mo
into red mullet. Several of the momdern celebrity. At starting, I fre- bers moved off without paying up quented coffee-houses and taverns, to their arrears. The managing cominitiate myself in the correct nomen, mittee disposed of the premises, plate, clature of different dishes, and to furniture, and wines, and pocketed judge of their skilful preparation; but the money; and thus the club was I soon discovered that these victaal- dissolved! lers, on account of those numerous
“ At this time it is highly important visitants who are disposed to eat to mention, that I had gained four much and pay little, could not afford stone and eleven pounds, horseman's to furnish the most exquisite entrées. weight; and then-Sometimes I fonnd that the same Methought I heard a voice cry, eat no turkey had been twice subjected to
more." the spit;-a sole, that had been boiled the day before, underwent the opera. “ The breaking up of our club, tion of frying on the following ;-cold like the dissolution of the monastemeat appeared as a hot pie, with ries, introduced a new order of thiugs; many other curious and ingenious my appetite was still voracious, and I devices. Then the wine was adul- panted for wine,—also, on the slight terated, compelled, like a melancho- est motion, for breath, from a volumi, lic patient, to look old before it's nous accession of fat. The amateurs of time, and fitted like a pauper with good cheer were indeed dispersed, but a ready-made coat, perceptibly im- suficient were to be collected to pregnated with bad brandy, and tast- coalesce by mutual attraction into a ing of every thing but grapes ;-so select body. What was to be done ? that in about six months I sickened, Although my constitution was imand no longer frequented thesc taste- paired, my fortune had accumulated ; less and inhospitable retreats for the and this encrease of wealth had arisen hungry.
from my own rigid economy in every “ Next I became a member of a article, that did not interfere with the fashionable dinner-clab, managed by a gratification of my appetite. I had no superintending committee who pur- amiable weakness in relieving the dischased their own wine, and engaged a tressed; their miseries were doubtless culinary artist of established reputa- extreme, and felt acutely by them tian. This was a diversified assem- selves,—but they could not interest blage, consisting of some sprigs of me. I possessed no library, excepting pobility, and a few old standards ;- cookery books ;-on a rainy day, a scveral members of parliament, who hackney-chariot sot me down where became very troublesome by repeat- I dined; and, when fine, I waddled ing what had been uttered in the to the repast. house, and were, besides, always at- Having become quite corpulent, tempting to reform us; though indeed the ladies did not admire me; and, this was less offensive to me than in return, I did not notice them, others, as I make it a rule never no expense in that quarter, Heaven to attend to conversation, excepting be praised ! Much of my time, at my it relates to improvements in cook- lodgings, was consumed in ruminating ery ;-the remainder of our club was on the good things I had enjoyed,-in composed of a few hungry and que- reflecting on tit-bits that I could swalrulous lawyers, and two or three doc- low, and in sleep. Suddenly a thought tors, who had encreased the means of traversed my brain, that I should be gratifying their own appetites, by des- rendered supremely happy by comtroying the digestive faculties of their mencing Amphitryon ;- this project
was immediately adopted. I took an pany scorn such a jumble :--indeed, elegant house, purchased a stock of when they do retire, they are not in a the oldest and most delicious wines, condition to go elsewhere. Like myand hired a professor of cookery at an self, the frequenters of my table are enormous salary; My acquaintance all single gentlemen, or widowers who was genteel, for I had taken especial are not inconsolable: as soon as the care to exfoliate all shabby people, marriage of a guest is announced, he who are burthened with necessities. is immediately scratched off the list of Twice a week my friends were invited Invitables. I am not the person to inin rotation, for as I am wholly insen- cur the reproach of parting man and sible to wit, detest music, and never wife,-no,ʻlet him dine with his dạrlisten to, nor join in conversation, I ling; and in the masic of her amiable made no selection on account of intel- garrulity, let him sigh for the silence lectual superiority, or companionable that prevails at my table. qualifications: indeed, several of my My dinner is distinguished by the Test friends are deaf, and that is å intrinsic excellence of a few choice great advantage in society. Our meet articles, prepared with consummate ings are decorous and silent: weer- skill on t}, genuine principles of culichange the civilities of drinking to nary science, and served quite hot in each other at dinner, not by wasting regular succession. Two tureens of breath to enquire if Mr. G. would do exquisite soup open the procession: me the honour to take wine, which is when these are removed, two dishes extremely vulgar, but by grasping the of fish succeed, according to their seadecanter and looking round ; any per- son. To enumerate the next order of son feeling a similar inclination does dishes is impossible: they consist of a the same; a partner is never wanting, tasteful selection of every thing that is -there is a nod, and it is over. A, delicious in the range of the animal me say nothing, our conversation cane and vegetable kingdom, and dressed mot be retailed in the kitchen: no man by the best, that is, by my own cook. convulsed by a smart repartee bolts “ To view the ordinary arrangements out a mouthful of soup: partly on the of a modern dinner is a “ sorry sight,”, table-cloth, and considerably in the -a dozen articles placed at once on face of his opposite friend. Thus we the table,—then, on the removal of the propagate no scandal, tell no lies, covers, comes the ferocious onşet :pay no compliments, palm no stale some tremulous paralytic serving the jokes as a new coinage : and every soup, and scattering it in all direcman becomes wiser by his own reflec- tions, excepting into the plate where tions. At mg table, no one can talk it ought to be delivered :--then an unIsimself drunk; if he really become so, happy daddy mutilating the dish, by it is the genuine effect of the best wine. cutting it in tho wrong direction:Wher we sit down to our repast, I ne- here an oficious ignoramus tears asanyer speak to a servant,-a footman is der the members of a fowl :-there unfit for his situation who cannot anti- another simpleton notches a tongae cipate his master's wishes, and the re- into dissimilar slices, while a pura quisitions of his guests.
blind coxcomb confounds the different " Perhaps one of the most gratifying sauces, pouring anchovy on pigeonscenes in nature, far beyond any thing pie, and parsley and butter on roast hitherto conveyed by landscape or his- beef. All wbich barbarisms are untorical painting, is to behold my guests known at my table, in silence sip their wine. As the glass My hour of dining is very unceris held up, the eye and the orient tain: during the summer I never feed liquor reciprocally sparkle ; it's bou- till the sun has sunk below the horiquiet expands the nostril, elevates the zon, as it is both brutal and onwholeeye-brow to admiration, and composes some to fill the stomach during the the lips to a smile. Thus we continue time this luminary is in full blaze. passing the bottle, till each guest is Nothing worth eating can be digested satisfied, which is known when he during an intensity of heat and flow of rises - bows and retires. There are perspiration. A man that dines at some wbirligig people, who dine at two o'clock in July,should eat nothing che house, drop in at others after- but cos-lettuce, strawberries, and wards : go to the opera, balf-play, or gooseberry-fool. batue silly conversazione ; my com-. “ I contrond, climate in the dogExp. Mag. Vol. 81. Jan. 1822.
days ; when in hot weather my dining- therefore the business of my serious room is artificially cooled. Twelve reflections to counteract the invasions Targe copper vases, painted to resem- of disease, and provide timely remeble china, are placed in the apart- dies for it's attack. A gold box is ment, filled with ice and salt:--by this always placed on the table with the admirable contrivance, when the tem- dessert, containing a store of pills, perature is at 82, I can sink the ther- which are of very moving quality and mometer down to 50. Many persons speedy operation, termed • Peristaltic who have dined with me at these Arc- Persuaders :'-in an adjoining room, tic meetings, for the first time, have there is a basin, as large as an ordiexclaimed, What a prodigions nary washing-tub, with a copper of change in the weather ! We shall hot camomile-tea; and a cupper is in have bat a short summer!' Some constant attendance till the guests dehave taken a bumper of brandy to part. Yet with all these salutary prekeep the blood in circulation; and one cantions, I have been an occasional gentleman whispered my servant to sufferer:- I have experienced three bring his great coat.
apoplectic seizures, my right foot is a “ I am fully aware that these plea- mass of chalk-stones, and for some sures cannnot be indulged, without unaccountable reason I have been some hazard to the constitution ; it is twice tapped for the dropsy."
CHRONOLOGY FOR 1821.
“ Thus runs the world away." JANUARY
8. Sir F. Burdett sentenced to a fine of JANUARY 1. Refuge for the Houseless £2000, and to be imprisoned for three again opened in the City.
months in the King's Bench, for his letter Revolution at Para in the Brazils. on the Manchester business. 21. Discovery of a new comet by Sig. 10. Revolution of Bahia. nor Pons, in the Constellation Pegasus. 13. Mr. John Smith's motion for ad.
The town of Paramaribo destroyed dressing his Majesty to restore the late by fire.
Queen to the Liturgy, lost by a majority 23. Parliament opened by his Ma- of 120. JESTY.
16. Henry Hunt fined £200 by the
Fatal duel between Mr. John Scott
22. The late Queen's Provision Bill
MARCH 26. Installation of the Portuguese Cor- MARCH 1. Concert at the Mansion tes Extraordinary, at Lisbon.
House, at which the late Queen was pre27. Rejection of the Liturgy Claim of sent. the late Queen in the House of Commons, Sessions of the Spanish Cortes opened by a majority of 101.
by King Ferdinand. 28. Revolution of Madeira.
4. Death of the Infant Princess Eliza29. Austrian Army marched for Na- beth of Clarence, from Convulsions. ples.
Revolution at Pernambuco. 30. Conflagration of the Caxton Printing Mr. Plunkett brought in his Roman Office, at Liverpool, and impoverishment Catholic Disabilities Removal Bill. of 100 Families.
Cession of Florida to the United 31. Message from the King, recom- States of America. mending a Provision of £50,000 a year for 8. Floating Hospital on the Thames the late Queen, presented to the House established. of Commons.
12. Abdication of the King of Sardinia. FEBRUARY.
21. Entry of 20,000 Austrian Troops FEBRUARY 2. First Sitting of the Nea- into Naples. politan National Parliament.
APRIL. 6. Marquess of Tavistock's motion for a APRIL 2. Roman Catholic Disabilities' Censure on his Majesty's Ministers, with Removal Bill passed in the House of Comregard to the late Queen, negatived by a mons, by a majority of 19. 1. ajority of 146.
3. Mr. Western's Malt Tax Repeal Bill