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anon there is an exclamation against some par- | his mind is stored with information, scarcely REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

ticular offensive statement, we pass over the inferior to others of his age in similar walks of Doings in London ; or Day and Night Scenes constant repetition of a system of filth which life. He is now (1826), with the exception of

of the Frauds, Frolics, Manners, and De- must eradicate every idea of innocency from Hossey, whom you see sitting on the table, with pravities of the Metropolis. By George the face of the country, and plant in its stead a pipe in his mouth, and a glass in his hand, and Smeeton. 8vo. pp. 423. London, 1828. an acquaintance with all that is vile and de- who lost his legs by the fall of some timber, Smeeton.

testable in human nature. Day after day is in December 1784, the only sledge-beggar in We have now had several books of this kind, the deluge poured forth, and the perpetual London. Go-cart, Billies-in-bowls, or sledge. and we are very sceptical about their leading wearing of the stream must produce effects to beggars, are denominations for those cripples to the diminution of crime. In one of his own be deprecated, not only from the actual guilt of whose misfortunes will not permit them to tra. illustrative quotations, Mr. Smeeton says, which they are the origin, but from their wide- vel in any other way. The following are the

your ignorance is bliss, and proves the spreading debasement of character where purity most celebrated of this class :- Philip in the words of Pope" (Pope or Gray, 'tis all de is most to be coveted. It is a growing and a Tub: a fellow who constantly attended wed. same, for the beauty and correctness of the fearful evil; and, if it does not speedily correct dings in London, and recited the ballad of poetical quotation,]

itself, it will, in our opinion, bring ruin upon Jesse, or the Happy Pair.' Hogarth has in. “ If ignorance is bliss, the existing periodical press.

troduced him in his wedding of the Industrious It's folly to be wise."

As these remarks are more of digression Apprentice. Billy in the Bowl was famous in Now if this be true, any detailed account of than review, it may be gathered that we are Dublin : he left Ireland on the union, and was the “ depravities of London" must be injuri. not inclined to go into the particulars of Mr. met in London by a noble lord, who observed, ous; and we are inclined to think that it is 30. Smeeton's work. It tells of many things we ' So, you are here, too?' 'Yes, my lord,' 'reYouthful curiosity is more likely to be piqued could wish never to have seen in print; but, plied Billy, the union has brought us all by some of the scenes, than vice deterred by we must add, that if warnings to avoid what is over.' John Mac Nally, who, after scuttling disgust or dread from seeking the most danger- wrong are likely to prevent persons from com- about the streets for some time, discovered the ous of them. But we would not care so much mitting wrong, these warnings are not wanting power of novelty, and trained two dogs, Boxer for books of this class, though recommended by in the present volume. We will endeavour and Rover, to draw him in a sledge with wheels, wood-cuts ad captandum and low prices, were to extract a passage as a specimen, which may by which means he increased his income beit not that they serve to fill up the measure of amuse our readers without producing any more youd all belief. The celebrated Jew Beggar, a very bad and corruptive course of popular unfavourable impression.

of Petticoat Lane, who was to be seen there reading. The far greater mischief is wrought Now, pray, let us trace our steps towards and in the neighbourhood in a go-cart. His by the newspaper press. Not to mention the St. Giles's, which being agreed to, they set out venerable appearance gained him a very com. Sunday journals, which par excellence too on their voyage of discovery to that most de- fortable living. That beggar you see fiddling generally

live upon slander and obscenity,mlet lectable region, well known as the Holy Land. is the equally notorious Billy Waters, the king any one look at the common construction of|In order, said Mentor, “that we may obtain of the beggars elect: he is a most facetious the best daily papers, and say if they furnish an admission to the meeting of beggars, or fellow, full of fun and whim, and levies great that species of intelligence and information cadgers, as they are called, we must disguise contributions on the credulity of John Bull; which is fittest for a well-regulated commu- ourselves, and be dressed in rags ; and I will from the singularity of his appearance. The nity. On the contrary, the disproportionate speak to the landlord of the Beggar's Opera, woman dancing is known as the barker: she space in their columns allotted to prurient law in Church Lane, and, I have no doubt, he will gets her living by pretending to be in fits, and cases and to low police reports is enough, by gain us an interview. Upon application to the barking like a dog : she is well known about reiteration, to corrupt the feelings and morals worthy host, he furnished Mentor and Pere- Holborn. When she is tired of the fil trade, of any People. It is true that the foreign grine with such clothes as he was sure would she regularly goes over London, early in the news is very scanty, derived from sources of no completely prevent them from being discovered, morning, to strike out the teeth of dead dogs authority, conflicting and partial, and almost and introduced them the same evening: they that have been stolen and killed for the sake of repetitions of the same things for months toge- paid their footing, which was a gallon of beer their skins. These teeth she sells to book. ther; but surely, after this sort of matter is each, and were then desired to take seat, if binders, carvers, and gilders, as burnishing-tools. disposed of, it would be possible to fill even a they could find one, and join heartily in the At other times she frequents Thames Street, daily journal with superior matter to that with Merry Doings of the Jovial Beggars. " That and the adjoining lanes, inhabited by orange which these influential engines are now stuffed. little fellow on the right,' said Mentor, ' sitting merchants, and picks up, from the kennels, the Silly paragraphs, taken without discrimination on his go-cart, is the celebrated Andrew Whit- refuse of lemons and rotten oranges : these she or correction from country newspapers, are the son, the king of the beggars, and one of the sells to the Jew distillers, who extract from most venial of their offences. It is the avidity most dissipated of his class. He is only two them a portion of liquor, and can thus afford with which infamous transactions are reported feet eight inches in height, thirty-three inches the means of selling, at considerably reduced that disgraces them, and renders their tendency round the body, twenty-two inches round the prices, lemon-drops and orange-juice to the pernicious on society. In short, it is a serious head, and fourteen inches from the chin to the lower order of confectioners. She likewise consideration to admit any Newspaper into a fa- crown. From the heel to the knee-joint he begs vials, pretending to have an order for mily circle, unless your mind be made up to the measures sixteen inches, ten from the knee- medicines at the hospital or dispensary, for point, that details of every vulgar and worth-joint to the hip-bone, and six inches and a her dear husband, or only child, but cannot less piece of riot and ribaldry, ininute descrip-quarter round the waist : he is double-jointed get the physic without a bottle; and, when tions of what passes in brothels, and circum- throughout, and possesses considerable strength, she can, she begs some white linen rags to stantial accounts of the most unnatural and particularly in the hand: he always sleeps on dress the wounds with; these she soon turns abhorrent crimes, are fit for the perusal of the the floor, and has done so ever since he was into money, at the old iron shops the young and the female portions of your home. eight years old ; and, perhaps, in the course of dealers in marine stores. Very frequently Were these subjects, or any of them, only in his life never stood upright. His legs are she assumes an appearance of pregnancy, in cidental, were they touched upon once or twice, curved, and have the appearance of thin planks, order to obtain child-bed linen, which she has the sense and feeling of the public would revolt having no calves ; the shin-bones were greatly done nine or ten times over. Her partner is from the insult to decency and propriety: but protruded, but he usually covered them with a Granne Manoo, in a different dress to that in custom doth broed habits and we are becoming clean apron. He has made much use of his which he appears in public: he is scarcely to accustomed to them, that, though ever and I time during his intercourse with society, and out of gaol three months in the year, Ho





scratches his legs about the ancles to make generosity of his fellow-creatures, and even | meaning, and shew that if Mr. Blanchard has them bleed, and he never goes out with shoes sometimes lead him to this disgraceful mode of much that offends the judgment, he has many on his feet. He goes literally so naked, that existence. I think,' continued the landlord, parts whose best praise is to be found in their it is almost disgusting to see him; and thus there are seven thousand beggars upon the own beauties. he collects a greater quantity of habiliments town daily, and that they each beg two shil.

" She stood beside the ruin of a wall and shoes than any other man : these shoes he lings a day, take one with the other,—that is, Painted and carved; where unplucked flowers and sells to the people who live in cellars in Mon- 7001. a day. There are between two hundred

O'ergrew the beauty of the ruling Cross : mouth Street, Chick Lane, Rosemary Lane, and three hundred beggars frequent my house And sainted foreheads, which in other time &c. These persons give them new soles, or in the course of the day. I am particular as Had bowed their earth in heaven's cloud-columned otherwise repair them, and are called trans- to whom I have to sleep here.

In some

Were greenly wreathed in mockery of age. lators. That man at the back part of the houses, a fellow stands at the door, and takes And here a bank its purple shadow kept room has been in the medical line; he is an the money; for threepence they have straw;

Above a lake, where Hope perchance had wept,

Ere yet a tear was made the mirror of a crime, Irishman; he writes a beautiful hand, and for fourpence they have clean straw; and for

And here a monument whose ice-like page gets a good livelihood by writing petitions and sixpence, a mattress to sleep on. The servants Dropt as the day perused it-though a bard

Had found therein the coldness of reward : begging-letters, for which he obtains sixpence go and examine all the places, to see that all is

Dark trees were dying round it. Farther on, or a shilling each, according to their length. free from felony; and then they are let out

A gray and falling bridge sent gentle strife 'I was told,' continued Mentor, by the late into the streets, just as you would open the Through waters, which, unstained with human life,

Made music mid the roots that twined the stone. Major Hanger, that he accompanied our pre- door of a gaol ; and at night they come in

And far beyond a plain, where living forms sent king, when Prince of Wales, to one of again. They have a general meeting in the Flashed in the lustre of warm summer hours,

And a thick world of forest, whose deep tune these beggars' carnivals, as they were then course of the year, and each day they are

And shadows stretched where no sear leaves were called ; and, after being there some time, the divided into companies, and each company has chairman, Sir Jeffrey Dunstan, addressing the its particular walk ; the whole company taking Stood hills, the hiding-pace of sunny storins

That laughed amid the light in sudden shorers. company, and pointing to the prince, said, 'I the most beneficial walks in turn, keeping it call upon that ere gentleman with a shirt on half an hour to three or four hours, as agreed

And that brief moment of the heart's unveiling for a song.' The prince, as well as he could, on: their earnings vary much, some as much Is worth its long years of succeeding light;

For every coming hour must find it failing got excused, upon Major Hanger promising to as five shillings a day. We estimate every

With hopes that may return not--onward sailing, sing for him, and he chanted the following one expends about two shillings a day, and

Until its voyage shall be wrecked in night, ballad, called the “ Beggar's Wedding, or the sixpence for a bed. They start off in parties And all things darken in the sinking sight. Jovial Crew,' with great applause : of four and six together. There are many

Not thus with these-- the poet who had seen

Earth's splendour fade before him; and the bride Then Tom o' Bedlam winds his horn at best, lodging-houses besides public-houses.

Whom his stript breast now sheltered in its pride Their trumpet 'twas to bring away their feast;

“ However wretched and depraved the beg- In whom no thought recoiled on what had been, Pick't many bones they had found in the street, gars and inhabitants of these lodging-houses

But clasped the heart whereof she felt the queen, Carrots kick'd out of kennels with their feet;

And feared no darkness as the daylight died. Crusts gather'd up for bisket, * twice so dried,

may be, they certainly were worse twenty Each was the other's life; their passion seemned Alms-tubs, and olla podridas beside, years ago ; for then there was no honour among

All that hath e'er been found, or feigned, or dreamed; Many such dishes more; but I would cumber Any to name them, more than I can number. thieves, the sheets belonging to the lodging,

The atmosphere and earth, the sky, the shade

All which was theirs to see, and all that cannot fade. Then comes the banquet, which must never fail, houses having the names of the owners painted

Their melancholy was but deeper joy, That the town gave, of Whitbread and strong ale. on them in large characters of red lead, in Too deep for smiles--for he was inarked with grief ; All was so tipsie, that they could not go; And yet would dance, and cry'd for music hoe. order to prevent their being bought, if stolen,

And she, though sunnier thoughts the spell destroy,

Was fashioned in the sweetest startiest time With tongues and gridiron, they were play'd unto, thus : MARY JORDAN, DIOT STREET-STOP E'er whispered of in poet's midnight rhyme; And blind men sung, as they are us'd to do.

THIEF At this time the pokers, shovels, Some whistled, and some hollow sticks did sound,

And her pale gloom had ever felt relief And so melodiously they play around: tongs, gridirons, and purl.pots of the public

Now they were Lame men, lame women, manfully cry advance,

Throned on the bosom of their love, uniting houses, particularly the Maidenhead, in Diot In one small circle all that least can err, And so, all limping, jovially did dance.''

Street (since pulled down), were all chained Sting, and deceive, with all that most can bless, The landlord now whispered to Mentor, that to the fire-place. The last cook-shop where

Support, and shield in virtue's pathlessness.

They winged them o'er the fields of air, alighting it was prudent to leave the company, as they the knives and forks were chained to the table, In some lone spot to talk on fairy themes;

Or twined within the hollow of a shell, were about fixing their different routes for the was on the south side of High Street : it was

Whose sea-voice s2ng to them, steered their true ensuing day's business ; accordingly, Mentor kept about fifty years ago by a man the

dreams and Peregrine, drinking to the company, and name of Fossell

. Most certainly the major Where never mortal eye hath seen how well wishing them · luck till they were tired of it,' part of the London beggars are impostors.

The beautiful unenvied things of ocean dwell.

They met the winds together." departed, both of them highly delighted with Very few of the beggars who pretend to be their entertainment; and, going to a private lame, are so. Many beggars get from ten

And then the following slight but exquisite room, shook off their ragged toggery, having shillings to twenty shillings a-day; and I have touches :-..

“ O'er the sands she stray'd, previously ordered a supper to be ready for a fellow here who spends fifty shillings a-week Mute as a wish within a human breast. them, which was served up, although in such for his board : he is blind, and has been known

Her eyes had many shadows, as each dye, a house, in a manner that would not have dis- to get thirty shillings a-day. There is a por- Each tinge of thought, dissolved into its sky. graced some of the first coffee-houses : it was trait of James Turner, a beggar, who valued

Her veins seemed heaven's blue, agreed that 'mine host' was to do them the his time at one shilling per hour. We had an And their bright blood the sunshine that runs through. pleasure of his company, and crack a bottle old woman who kept a night-school for the She lived as lives the moon for her dark lord, with them, while he detailed the doings of the purpose of teaching the children the art and Or rainbow, scabbard of the tempest's sword. London beggars; of whose exploits and ex- mystery of scolding and hegging: the academy A track where the moon glides, with stars strewn oer traordinary mode of gaining a livelihood few was principally for females.

Like jewels in the night-sea." people have any idea. I have made,' said

Or the little boat that glides on in “ the morn. the landlord, “the history of London beggars Lyric Offerings. By S. Laman Blanchard. ing of the moon.” Or where the Poet's Bride, my particular study; and, from the situation 12mo. pp. 96. London, 1828. Ainsworth.

" On the scroll I hold, I am enabled to glean many facts "Oh! how this dawn of poetry resembleth

of the vast shore, his haunting image traced, which other people would feel it impossible to

The uncertain glory of an April day !"

And wept to see the waters razing it." do; exclusive of my being possessed of, 1 These lines are perhaps the truest criticism If images and expressions like these are believe, every work extant, relative to men- we can apply to this little volume: we know not fresh from the fairy land of poetry, we dicity. The beggar's calling, if not one of the few whose fate it would be more difficult to know not what constitutes that language whos most respectable, may, doubtless, be regarded foresee; for it is full of poetry and full of words are pictures. And now that we proceed as one of the most ancient. In every part of faults. We should think the author was a to the less pleasant task of censuring, it is the globe where man is congregated, the very young man; if so, he has all the matériel with the firm belief that such faults as we of inequality of his condition, the too frequent for a great poet : Lyric Offerings are the work serve, helong to one whose blemishes are worth indolence of his habits, or the shifts to which of genius in its earliest stage, when the mind, amending. In how bad a taste are such exhuman misery is occasionally reduced, will fevered “ with unreal beauty,” turns its very pressions as, “his fleet heart's horses ;" * compel him to depend for his support on the feelings into fancies-springs impatiently from again, “ his heart's honeysuckles;" or the

earth, forgetting that it is a fabled bird, which their thoughts walk “ their serene domini them; and it is a well-known fact that they sell their

bem: Itis seldom the beggars cat the food given to is said to exist only in the air; and often be as a meadow;" or where there is a “warmths broken bread coupiscenia baakiem, who grind it for the pur- A few quotations will best exeinplify our the Spirit of Poetry is full of similar blots as

comes affected, to avoid being common-place. keep his flowers awake," &c. &c. The ode > pose of making bottoms

In token of a morrow.


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