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Account of Fontainville Forest.




difpofition, either to humanize
the heart, or relax the rigidity of Marquis of Montault Mr. Farren
the mind. Cynically correct in Phantom of the late
bis affociation, he derogates none Marquis

Mr. Follett

Lamotte froin the dignity of his ancestors;

Mr. Pope

Louis his Son Mr. Middleton affecting rather a sequestered ob


Mr. Powell ftrucity than a desire of visiting or Peter

Mr. Hull being visited. His amours have been but little the subject of neral conversation, what however Madame Lamotte Miss Morris

Adeline has transpired and is well known,

Mrs. Pope. does not redound much to the honour of MORALITY (or the La Motte, a Frenchman of a PEERAGE) either on one side or good family and connections, re. the other. His mode of travelling duced by a life of extravagance, bears not the strongest tint of hu retires with his wife from the dif. MANITY, and thai man who can

grace which attaches to his hum. enjoy the happy moments of ex. bled circumstances, to a ruined peditious conveyance, founded abbey, in a remote forest, the upon the galling miseries of four estate of the Marquis Montault. POST HORSEs, whipped out and whip. To this retirement he also takes ped in, may have imbibed all the under his protection a lady (Adeinferior advantages of immense line) whoin he had rescued from wealth and a university educa- the hands of a ruffianhe had zinn, but it is evidently and diur. been designed for a nun, but her nally clear be is a total stranger parents were dead. Made despeto the tarting tear of fenfibility, rate by peoury-for the tempo10 MARIA---Le FevRE--THE Ass rary support of his family, La

THE STARLING-or the tran Motte ruflies from his retreat, fcendant greatness of CORPORAL and robs the lord of the surround. Trim; who, if asked to have ing territory, while on a hunting formed a connection so heteroge- party in the neighbourhood nous, would have most probably is at length discovered, and purreplied energetically, in the di- chafes the forbearance and secrecy rect words of the immortal author of the Marquis, by promising to to the ass at the gate of Lyons, forward his fuite with Adeline. # If I do, I'll be d-d." She has already fixed her affec

tions on young Lamotte, who r7o be continued.)

about this point of time had arrived in good circumstances from

the army, but last from Paris ; THE THEAT R E. her antipathy to the Marquis is

moreover rooted at first light, COVENT-GARDEN. which the event justifies.

Wandering bymidnight through MARCH 27

the intricacies of the abbey, the HIS evening a new play comes to an apartment (the door

to which had been concealed be. under the title of Fontainville hind the hangings of an Foresi, the characters of which room) that bears suspicious marks were thus reprefented.

of having been the icone of a for

Twas performed at this theatre,



Account of the new Operatic al Farce called Netley Abbey. 39



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mer murder ; this suspicion is confirmed by the discovery of a

This evening a new Operatical scroll, which had been hidden by the deceased, unravelling his me.

Farce was performed at the above lancholy cafe, and lastly, by the Theatre, under the title of Nedley

Abbey, the characters of whicta appearance of his ghost! To be brief-at length, it ap

were thus represented : pears that this unfortunate man was the brother of the Marquis,


Mr, Munden sacrificed by him and the father of Adeline! The marquis also re

Capt. Oakland Mi, Incledon ceives horror-working convi&tion M'Scrape

Mr. Johnstone of the latter fact, from a picture Gunnel

Mr, Fawcett of Adeline's mother, which he Jeffery

Mr. Blanchard perceives worn by that lady, at Sterling

Mr. Powell the moment when he is about to


Mr. Cubite commit violence upon her perfon: Charles

Mr. Clerimont this discovery sets the wretch up. on working up the shame depressed La Motte, whom he congiders as Ellen Woodbine Mrs. Mountain his creature, to murder Adeline ; | Lucy Oakland

ifs Hopkins which be pretends to give into, Catherine Mrs. Martyr. but temporizes, and thus ultimately faves her.

Ellen Woodbine, the heroine The conclufion is poetically of the piece, and her widowed juft. Young La Motte having mother, appear to have been disa been entrusted with the dreadful poffeffed of their estate, by the fecret discovered by Adeline, re

fraudulent conduct of Rapine, turns from a journey to Paris, their steward. The family manwhich he made purposely to for fion having been destroyed by fire, ward legal vengeance against the and several writings of value fupexecrable marquis, to see him in posed to have perished in the the agonies of guilty desparation conflagration, Rapin releases himplunge a dagger in his own heart. felf from all the obligations, to The La Motres are restored to which he was liable by those fortune and honor, and the piece writings, and becomes the oppres. concludes with the marriage of the for of the family he formerly Iwo lovers,

served. Ellen Woodbine, in this The scenery of this new drama reverse of fortune, resorts 10 is very fine, particularly a moon. Oakland, father of Captain Oaklight, a thunder ftorm by night | land, an officer in the navy, and thattering the ruins of the abbey, acquaints him that the Captain the apartment in which the mur. had honoured her with his adder was committed, and the cell dresses, and as, from her loss of in which the ghost appears.

property, she might not be conThe above play is 'avowedly fidered so approveable a match for taken from very popular hisson, begs his inter position to ternovel, entitled, the Romance of minate the courtship. ThisOakland the Forest, and does the author endeavours to effect, but is foiled (Mr. Boaden) great credit in the in his attempt by his daughter Lu. execution.

cy, and M'Scrape, an Irish fidler, who belides following the occu




Of the Origin and Antiquity of Forests. portion of village barber, allists in piece is written by a Mr. Pearce. the plan.

*.* A specimen of the songs may Captain Oakland, thus affifted, be seen in our poetical department. prevails on Ellen to give him an interview, near the ruins of Net. Jey Abhey, tu which place the is conducted hy Catherine, the wait. Of the ORIGIN and ANTIQUITIES ing maid of Miss Lucy Oakland,

of FOREST:. who assumes on the occasion a

Forest is a vast extensive

wood; lieu före are surprised by old Oakland:

tier et sauvage : in Latin Locus but his anger does not long con. Sylveftris et faltus. Manwood, in tinue ; as the brother of Cathe

his forest laws, cap. 1, no. 1, thus rine, who is just returned from a defines it :cruize, relates that he had been “ A forest is a certain territory fome time before in a skiff, which of woody grounds, and fruitful was cast away under the cliffs of pastures, privileged for wild the isle of Wight, and that his beasts, and fowls of forest, chase, two thipmates, seeing certain and warren, to rest and abide death at hand, confessed they had there in the safe protection of been the plunderers of Mrs. the king, for his princely delight Woodbine's dwelling ; and that, and pleasure : which territory of although the mansion was destroy ground so privileged, is meered ed by fire, to prevent suspicion of and bounded by unremoveable the robbery, the property ftill re marks, meers and bou..daries, mained concealed in the recesses of either known by matter of record, Netley Abbey. In consequence or else by prescription, and also of this discovery, the writings of replenited with wild beasts of value and other property are reo venery or chase; and with great covered. Miss Ellen being reftor-coveris of verp* for the succour of ed to her fortune, no longer feels the said wild beasts, for the prea scruple to admit the addresses

servation and continuance of of Captain Oakland; and the con which laid place, together with fent of his father is in consequence the vert and veniton, there are readily granted.

certain particular laws, privileges, of the general merits of this and officers belonging only to the piece we can only say that it

fame. abounds with lively and humour.

The manner of makiug forests, ous scenes. The well known cha.

as the same author informs us, is racter of an English Sailor, al. as follows: " the king sends zhough it has been so often drawn, out his commission, under the is here pourtrayed with novelty, great seal of England, directed to and produced an effect on the au. certain discreet persons, for the dience at once pleasing to the au

view, perambulation, meeting and thor, as well as gratifying to our

bounding of the place he mindeth feelings as Englismen.

to be a forest, which being reThe performers acquitted them turned into the chancery, procla. selves much to the satisfaction

ination is made throughout all of every perfon present, and the abundance of new scenery does

* Vert, which in the French Signifies credit to the liberality of the

green, comprehends every thing which Manager. We understand the

bcars green leaves in the forest. Manw. glo



Of the Origin and Antiquity of Forests. the thire where the ground lieth, the space of thirty miles ; to that none shall hunt or chase which some attribute the misforany manner of wild beasts in that tunes that befel several of those precinct, without the king's fpe- princes in that forest, and particial licence ; after which he ap. cularly that Rufus was there shot pointeth ordinances, laws, and by Tyrrel ; and before him, Ri. Officers fit for the preservation of chard, the brother of Henry I. the vert and venison; and so it was there killed by a soldier ; becometh a foreft by matter of re. and Henry, the nephew of Rocord.

bert, the eldest son of the conA foreft, in the strict sense of queror, hung, like Absalom, in the word, cannot be in the hands the boughs of the forest." of

any but the king : and the rea Besides New Forest, there are son assigned is, because no other fixty-eight in England. Those person has power to grant a com which are more particularly nomillion to be a justice in Eyre, to ticed by historians, and others, hold courts, &c.

are the forest of Windsor, in BerkThe Norman kings not only shire : Camb. Brit. page : 213. inclosed forests, but punished Of Pickering, Cromp. 190. Of those who hunted and killed any Shirwood, ld. fol. 202. Of En. of the beasts, with the greatest glewood, in Cumberland, anno, feverity. Brompton tells us that 4 H. 7, c. 6. and Cromp. 42. Of William I. caused the eyes of a Lancaster, Id. 196. Of Wobmere, man to be pulled out, who took Stowe's Annals, 462. Of Gillingeither a buck or a boar; and ham, 12. riz. Of Knaresborough, Knighton informs us, that his son, 21, H. 8, 17. Of Wallham Caral, William Rufus, would hang a Brit. 328. Of Breden, Id. 176 man for taking a doe.

Of White Hart, ld. 150.

OF Henry I. made no diftinc. Wieridaie, Id. 589. Of Lown. tion between him who killed fall, Id. Of Dean, Id. 266, 8 H. a buck, and pu.

pu- b. 27, 19 H. 76. 8. Of St. Leonished those who destroyed the nard's, in Suflex, Manwood, 1, 144. game (though not in the foreft) of Waybridge and Sapler, id. either by forfeiture of their goods 63. Of Whitney, Id. 81. Of or loss of limbs; but Henry II. Fekenham, Camb. 441. Of Rockmade it only imprisonment for a ingham, Id. 396. Forest de la time. His son, Richard I. reviv. Mer, Id. 467. Of Huckeflow, Id. ed the old laws for punishing those. 456. Of Aldown in the county who were convicted of hunting of Sussex, 37 H. 8, 16. Of White in the forest : viz.' that they tlewood and Swasy, in the county fhould be castrated, and have their of Northampton, 32 H. 8, c. 38. eyes pulled out : but that king of Fronselwood, in the county of afterwards abolished this punitho Somerset, Co. 51, 2, Cornwell's ment, and appointed such con Cafe, fol.', 1.

Cafe, fol. 71.'Waterdown foreft, victs to abjure the realın, be Andelworth, and Dallington, all committed, or pay a fine,

in Sussex, The historians of those times The following are properly the inform us, that New Forest was beasts of forest: viz. The hart, raised by the destruction of twen. | hind, buck, hare, boar and wolf; ty two parish churches, and many but legally all wild beasts of ve'villages, chapels, and manors, for nery.

i Inst, 233. VOL. IV. No. XIX,




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Hints to HORSEMEN. little above the main, with his

thighs and knees close to the fad. Position-Disposal of the Rider's dle: fitting with his body erect, Leg-A good seat.

his ridge-bone answering to the

ridge-bone of the horse; so that (Continued from page 311.) the animal and his rider may, in

PERSON who rides with a
A curb, thould always hook it body. The rider

"hould not nego on himself; for, however mild lect'to stroke and clap him gently and gentle' the" borle may be, wit

with the hand, to diveft him of should the curb hurt him, he may unpleasing apprehensions. endanger his rider's neck. In

A proper disposition of the fixing the curb, turn the chain to legs and thighs is fo essential tothe right, and the links will easily wards the acquiring and keeping unfold. Thę chain thould be

a graceful feat, that distinct and put on so loosely as not to particular iostructions are highly press upon the horse's jaw, till necessary: to fit on that part of the reins are drawn somewhat the horse which, as he springs, is tight.

the center of motion, is to have a If the difpofition of the horse is good feat; from which it natugentle, and he has been taught to rally follows, a weight could not stand still whenmounted, a groom eally be shaken.. The true seat to hold him is unnecessary; but, is certainly that part of the fad. should he attend, never permit dle, into which the body natu, him to finger the reins nor med. rally falls when the rider has na dle with any thing but that part ftirrups ; and this cannot be of the head-ftall which comes otherwise preserved, than by a down the horfe's cheek. The just poise of the body, though management of the reins belongs many are advocates for the mis. only to the rider : to hold a

taken opinion, that it may be horfe by the curb, when he is to done by the grasp of the thighs stand still, is very improper, because and knees, it puts him to unneceffary pain. A judgment of the true feat

When the rider has mounted may be formed, by pointing out his horse, let him fit quietly for the extremes of a had one. The a few moments, lest any fudden first of these extremes is, when motion should disorder or diss the rider places himself so far turb him before he is well settled back on the faddle, that his weight in the saddle, with his nose di- presses bard upon the horse's re&tly opposite to the horse's fore- loins; the other, when he throws top, betwixt his ears, his legs his body fo very forward, that it hanging straight down, neither hangs over the pominel of the thrusting forward the toe, nor saddle: the first of these extremes lifting up the heel, but with the is adopted by some grooms, who ball of his foot fat in the stirrup, affectedly ride with Mort ftiras if he stood upright on the rups; the later by timorous horse: ground, the stirrup-leather ra.

men, who are terrified at the , ther short than long, winding his most trifling futter which the toes somewhat nearer to the horse's horse may happen to make. A fide than the heel, holding the good rider has determined reins even with his ches, and place for his thighs, even on the with the point of the withers, a hunting faddle, as can be fixed


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