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now-a-days, but 'Squire Hervey's A wasberwoman's cup of tea may for my money." “ 'Squire Her- vie with the first drawn cork at a vey!" rejoins Mrs. Watson bon-vivant's table, and the com“ what's that the great what's- placent opening of ber snuff-box his-name as lives yonder?" “ Aye," beat that of the most triumphant retiirns Mrs. Jones, “bim as bas politician over a scheme of partia niece and nevvy, as they say eats tion. him out of honse and land." and I say nothing of the continuabere commences the bistory of all tion of their labours, of the scandal the last week of the whole neigh- they resume, or the complaints bourhood round, --which continues they pour forth when they first set amidst the dipping of splashing off again in the indolence of a fists, the rumbling of sads, and the satisfied appetite, at the quantity creaking of wringiugs out, till an of work which the mistress of the hour or two are elapsed, and then house, above all other mistresses, for another snack and a pinch of is sure to heap on them. Scandal spuff, till the resumption of ano. and complaint, in these instances, ther hour's labour or so brings do not hurt the complacency of round the time for first breakfast; my reflections; they are nothing when having bad nothing to signify but a part, as it were, of the day's since five, they sit down at half. work, and only so much vent to past six in the wash-house to take the animal spirits. Even the untheir own meal before the servants pleasant day which the work causes meet at the general one. This is up stairs, at least in middling the chief moment of enjoyment. houses,-the visitors which it ex. They bave just lahoured enougb to cludes, and the leg of mutton which make the tea and bread and butter it hinders from roasting, are only welcome, are at an interesting so much enjoyment kept back and point of the conversation (for there contrasted, in order to be made they contrive to leave off on pur- keener the rest of the week. Beaupose) and so down they sit, fatigued ty itself is indebted to it, and draws and happy, with their red elbows from that steaming outhouse and and wbile corrugated fingers, to a splashing tub the well-fitting robe lub turned upside down, and a dish that gives out its figure, and the of good, christian souchong, fit for snowy cap that contrasts its curls a body to drink. I would dwella and its complexion; and for my good deal upon this point of time, part, whenever I hear a wasberbut I have already, 1 fear, ran out woman at her foaming work, or your limits for a correspondent; see her plodding towards me, with and shall only admonish the fasti- ber jolly warm face, her mob cap, dious reader, who thinks he bas her black stockings, clattering pat. all tbe taste and means of enjoy- tens, and tub at arms' length restment to himself, how be looks ing on ber hip-joint, I look upon with scorp upon two persons, who her as a living lesson to me to are perhaps at this moment the make the most both of time and happiest couple of human beings comforts, and a sort of allegorical in the whole street, who have union of pain and pleasure, a little discharged their duty, have earned too much perhaps in the style of their enjoyment, and have health Rubens. and spirits to relish it to the full.

KING'S PLATES, 1815. (or to any other person, 'if in(From the London Gazette.) dorsed by the winner), at the

Office of the Clerk of the King's THIS is to give notice, that his Stables, in the King's-Mews, Lon

Majesty bas been graciously don; but, as according to the last pleased to give the sum of one hun. Receipt Act, the stamp is to be dred guineas to be run for by paid for by the person giving the horses, mares, or geldings, this receipt, it is expected that a two season, at each of the following shilling one be brought with eacha places, viz. Newmarket (tbree), certificate wben presented for pay. Salisbury,Ipswich, Guildford, Not- ment. tingham, Winchester, Lincoln,

By order of bis Grace the Duke York, Richmond, in Yorksbire; of Montrose, Master of the Horse Lewes, Canterbury, Lichfield, to bis Majesty. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Doncaster,

WM. PARKBR, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Ascot-Heath,

Clerk of the Stables. and Warwick.

The King's-Mews, April 4, 1815. The particular days of running will be notified at proper times.

Form of a Certificate. ANIMALS AFFECTED BY CO. These are to certify, that his

LOURS.
Majesty's plate of a hundred gui-
Deas, was won at the

IT is stated by Mr. Forbes (in his day of 1814, by Mr. A. B.'s

interesting and splendid Oriborse called

ential Memoirs"), that when at C. D. Clerk of the Course,

Dazagan in Concan, then belongE. F. Steward.

ing to the Mahrattas, he kept a *Lord Lieutenant of the chameleon for several weeks, and G. { County

paid great attention to its changTo the Master of the Horse to_His Majesty, at the

ing colours. Its general colour Office in the King's Mews,

was " a pleasant green," spotted London.

with pale blue. Its customary * The signature of the Lord Lieu- changes were to a bright yellow, a tenant alone is sufficient; but, in dark olive, and a dull green ; 'but, order to obtain that, it is necessary when irritated, or wben a dog apthat he be shewn a certificate, proached, in which case fear was signed by the Steward and the Clerk perhaps the operating cause, the of the Course.

body became considerably inflated, If the Lord Lieutenant be out and the skin clouded like tortoiseof the kingdom, the signature of shell, in shades of yellow, orange, the person regularly deputed by green, and black : in these circum. bim is admissible.

stances it appeared to most advanThe certificate of the Ascot- tage. The animal was most sinHeath plate must be signed by the gularly affected by any thing black: Master of his Majesty's Buck the skirting board of the room was Hounds, instead of the Lord Lieu- black, and the creature carefully tenant of the County.

avoided it; but if by chance he N. B. The certificates, when came near it, or if a black hat were properly signed, are payable , at placed in his way, be shrunk to a sight to the winner of the plate, skeleton, and became as black as

jet.

MAGAZINE. jet. It was evident, by the care makes use of a stick or a whip; he took to avoid those objects a perfect cordiality seems to prewhich occasioned this change, that vail between them both, and the . it was painful to him. The colour voice of the keeper is sufficient to seemed to operate like a poison. guide and govern the whole herd.

The fact," says the Quarterly The cow, in the Canton of Appen. Review," is bighly curious, and de- zell, enjoys more of that regard serves further investigation. We wbich is due to every useful creaknow but little of the manner in ture, and is altogether more conwbich animals are affected by co- fortable, than thousands of buman lour's, and that little is only known beings in Europe. Fine cattle are popularly. The buffalo and the the pride of the cow-keeper who bull are enraged by scarlet, wbich, inhabits the Alps; not satisfied according to the blind man's no with their natural beauty, he adorns tion, acts upon them like the sound bis best cows with large bells susof a trumpet. It is because the pended from broad thongs, and the viper bas a like antipathy, that the expense of such bells is carried viper-catchers present a red rag, even to a luxurious excess. Every when they provoke it to bite, to senn has an harmonious set of bells, extract its fangs ? Daffodils, or whicb cbime in with the famous any bright yellow flowers, will le

ranz des vaches. The inbabicoy perch into a drum-net. He tants of the Tyrol bring a num. who wears a black hat in summer ber of such bells, of all sizes, to will have ten-fold the number of every fair kept in the Canton of dies upon it that his companion Appenzell

. They are fixed on a will have upon a wbite one. broad strap, neatly pinked, cut out When more observations of this and embroidered, which is fastened kind have been made and classified, 'round the cow's neck by means of they may lead to some consequences a large buckle. One of the largest of practical utility. We bave ob- bells will cost from forty to fifty served that black clothes attract guilders, and the whole peal of bells, and retain odours more sensibly including the thongs, will be worth than light ones : Is it not possible a hundred and fifty guilders, while that they may more readily con the whole apparel of the senn bintract and communicate infection?" self, when in bis best attire, does

not amount to twenty.

The finest

black cow is adorned witb the AFFECTIONATE TREATMENT

largest bells, the next in appearance have two smaller.' These ornaments are not worn every day,

but only on solemn occasions, viz. THE mountaineer of Switzerland when in the spring they are led up

lives with his cows in a con the Alps, or removed from one stant exchange of reciprocal acts pasture to another; or when they of gratitude; the latter affording descend in autumn, or travel in bin almost woatever be wants, winter to the different farms where and the senn, in return, providing their owners have contracted for for and cherishing them, sometimes hay. On such days the seun, more tban his own children. He in the depth of winter, appears nerer ill-treats his cattle, dressed in a fine white shirt, of

OF THEIR COW-KINE BY THE MOUN.

TAINEERS OF SWITZERLAND.

en

nor

which the sleeves are rolled up shoulders, or even in the 'hollow above the elbow, neatly embroider- formed at the back of his neck, by .ed braces keep up bis yellow linen the inclination of his head. Thụs trowsers, which reacb down to his encumbered, he would sit for hours shoes ; a small leather cap covers together at his work, and abstain his bead, and a new milk-bowl, of from every motion that could in wood, skilfully carved, hangs across the least incommode his beloved bis left shoulder. Thus arranged, favourites. In winter evenings, the seon proceeds singing the ranz Mind used to amuse himself with des vaches, and followed by three or carving hears, cats, and other anifour goats; next comes the band- mals in miniature, out of chesnut somestcow with tbe great hell, then tree, with such accuracy and skill, two others witb smaller bells, and that they had a rapid sale, and these are succeeded by the rest of tbe were bought up hy many people cattle, walking one afteranotber,and as ornaments for their chimney having in their rear the bull, with a pieces. It is to be regretted that three-legged milking stool hanging insects attacked the wood, and upon bis borns. The procession soon destroyed these pretty little is closed by a sledge, on which are figures. Mind passed many of his placed all the implements for the happiest bours at the bear's den, in dairy. No beings can be more Berne, where, from remote antihappy or more independent than quity, two live bears have been these mountaiveers. They adore continually kept. No sooner did their cows, love their children, re- Friedli, for by that name he was -spect their wives, and are kind to known at Berne, make his appeare every creature.

ance, than the bears bastened to bim with a friendly kind of growl, and were invariably rewarded with

a piece of bread, or an apple, from BEARS AND CATS. the pocket of their benefactor and

friend. Next to cats and bears, GOTTFRIED Mind, who lately Mind derived the greatest delight

died at Berne, in Switzerland, from looking over works of art, in his forty-sixth year, was so fa- particularly prints, in which animous for bis extraordinary deli- mals were introduced. Among neations of bears and cats, that be these the lions of Rubens, some obtained the name of the Cats pieces by Rembrandt, and Potter Raphael. Mind, it is said, was and Riedinger's stags, were the worthy of this epithet, not only on only copies he allowed to be excelaccount of the correctness of his lent. Řiedinger's bears, he chadrawings, hut more especially for racterised as absolute monsters : the life and spirit which he trans nor did he entertain a much more fused into them in his pictures. favourable opinion of the celeThis affection for the feline race, brated cats of Cornel, Vischer, and might be termed fraternal. When Hollar. · On other works upon he was at work, a favourite cat hunting and historical composigenerally sat by his side, and be tions, he often pronounced severe was often seen employed at his opinions, without the least regard table with an old cat on his lap, to the celebrity of the master. and two or three kittens on both The following parody of the verses Vol. XLVI. No, 271.

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of

of Catullas, on Lesbia's sparrow, were three heats, which were evacka has been proposed as an appro- won by the High-mettled Racer, priate inscription for this artist : whose swiftness was hailed with

thunders of applause.

The scene
Lagete 0 feles, ursique lugete,
Mortuus est vobis amicus.

was then cbanged to the tomb of

Gulliver, towards which Tim Turf Mourn, all ye cats! Ye bears in sorrow bend,

and Equestrian Sweepstakes, two For Death has robb’d you of your dearest of the dramatis persone in the prefriend.

vious scene, are seen leading two of the racers, which, placing their

fore-feet on the tomb, remain perACCOUNT OF THE EQUESTRIAN fectly quiet.- The Ghost of GulliPANTOMIME,

ver comes forth from his tomh, and Founded on Dibdin's well-known Song after a short preface, in wbich he

of the High-mettled Racer,which has been brought out at Astley's The

describes the virtues, and laments atre, Westminster-Bridge.

the abuses of the horse, he meta

morphoses Tim Turf into HarleTHIS grand Equestrian Panto- quin, and Equestrian Sweepstakes

nime, entitled, " The Life, into Columbine. Old Sweepstakes, Death, and Restoration of the Looby Long Spurs, and Giles Jolt, High-mettled Racer; or, Harlequin then make their appearance, and on Horseback," was produced on in their turn cbange their shapes Monday night, the 27th ult. for Old Pantaloon, Lower, and

The busy spectacle commences Cloun. with a well-executed view of a The customary frolics of a panrace course and grand stand, on tomime then 'comnience, and a which are seen assembled a motley great number of excellent changes groupe of company, some on foot take place. Among other scenes and some on liorseback, females as is that of a real Fox Chase, which, well as males. Three beautiful if possible, for spirit exceeded the racers next attract the attention, horse-race already described. The which are ridden by jockies, attired parties to the hunt are seen asin the ordinary costume of the sembling near a hunting lodge and course. The signal being given kennel, from wbich latter place a for starting, the race cominences, pack of excellent fox-hounds come amidst loud shouts, and the racers forth in fine style, filling the whole start off at full speedl, shaping their bouse witb their cries. The scene course over the stage, and then hy then changes to a mountainous a circuitous route across the Circus, country, and a company of about and in again upon the stage on the twenty fox-hunters, male and feopposite side. Although this dis- male, are seen trailing along the tance is but short, yet froin the art sides of the bills, and leaping over of the riders, who exhibit all the every obstacle which presents itself tricks usually practised on the turf, to their progress. At length an and the admirable training of the old dog gives tongue, and anhorses, the inost perfect idea of a nounces the discovery of the fox; race is to be formed indeed the the whole pack of hounds now scene only required to be changed rush across the stage in full cry, from the theatre to the field, and closely followed by the horsemen, the thing was complete. There horns blowing, and the view

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