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pected assassination last night: and I was to so that the busts appeared like solid casts.

have been known by my laced hat.' This vil. His mode of living when at Rome was most Nollekens and his Times: comprchending a lanous transaction, which might have proved filthy: he had an old woman, who, as he

Life of that celebrated Sculptor, fc. &c. fatal to Nollekens, I have often beard him re- stated, did for him,' and she was so good a By John Thomas Smith, Keeper of the late; and he generally added, “It's what the cook, that she would often give him a dish for Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. Old Bailey people would call a true bill against dinner, which cost him no more than three. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1828. Colburn. Jem.'

(pence. Nearly opposite to my lodgings,' he As the present notice of this very amusing "The patrons of Nollekens, being characters said, there lived a pork-butcher, who put out work will be the first of it in the possession of professing taste and possessing wealth, em. at his door at the end of the week a plateful of the public, we will not occupy room with pre- ployed him as a very shrewd collector of antique what he called cuttings, bits of skin, bits of fatory remarks, which may be much more fragments; some of which he bought on his gristle, and bits of fat, which he sold for twoagreeably devoted to the illustration of our own account; and, after he had dexterously re- pence, and my old lady dished them up with a author. Simply premising, therefore, that we stored them with heads and limbs, he stained little pepper and a little salt; and with a slice have not been more entertained since the days them with tobacco-water, and sold them, some of bread, and sometimes a bit of vegetable, I of Boswell's Johnson than we have been with times by way of favour, for enormous sums. made a very nice dinner.' Whenever good Mr. Smith's desultory, rambling, topographical, My old friend, Mr. George Arnald, A.R.A., dinners were mentioned, he was sure to say, and anecdotical miscellany of every thing which favoured me with the following anecdote, which * Ay, I never tasted a better dish than my could interest a literary gossip during half a he received immediately from Mr. Nollekens, Roman cuttings.' By this time, the name of century, with a few years to boot, we shall concerning some of these fragments. Jenkins, Nollekens was pretty well known on the Stock proceed at once to communicate a part of our a notorious dealer in antiques and old pictures, Exchange of London, as a holder to a considerpleasure to our readers.

who resided at Rome for that purpose, had able amount.” Mr. Smith was for three years a pupil of been commissioned by Mr. Locke of Norbury In 1771, enriched by such rascally pursuits, Nollekens, an acquaintance of nearly sixty years' Park, to send him any piece of sculpture which he was elected an associate, and in the following duration, and one of his executors; so that he he thought might suit him, at a price not ex- year a royal academician ; and his practice in was well fitted for the task he has here dis- ceeding one hundred guineas ; but Mr. Locke, London increased to the utmost extent. He charged. Nollekens himself was the son of an immediately upon the receipt of a head of then married a Miss Welch (daughter of Jusindifferent painter (originally from Antwerp), Minerva, which he did not like, sent it back tice Welch, and the Pekuah in Rasselas); an born in England in 1737, a Roman Catholic again, paying the carriage and all other ex- admirable match, if penuriousness and selfish in the little religion he professed, and for ten penses. Nollekens, who was then also a resi. wretchedness could make a match admirable. years a student under Scheemakers. In early dent in Rome, having purchased a trunk of a He was not surpassed by Elwes himself; and life he obtained several premiums for models Minerva for fifty pounds, found, upon the re- of her likeness, praised be the sex! we never from the Society of Arts; and in 1760 went to turn of this head, that its proportion and cha. read of a sufficiently miserly prototype. Rome. Here he wronght, and among other racter accorded with his torso. This discovery “During the time (says his biographer) I productions acquired fame and emolument from induced him to accept an offer made by Jenkins was with him, he now and then gave a dinner, busts which he made of Garrick and Sterne ; of the head itself; and two hundred and twenty particularly when his steadfast friend Lord and about this period we find the following guineas to share the profits. After Nollekens Yarborough, then the Hon. Mr. Pelham, sent records :

had made it up into a figure, or, what is called his annual present of venison ; and it is most “ Whilst Mr. Nollekens was at Rome, he by the venders of botched antiques, “restored surprising to consider how many persons of was recognised by Mr. Garrick with the fami- it,' which he did at the expense of about twenty good sense and high talent visited Mrs. Nolle. liar exclamation of, What! let me look at guineas more for stone and labour, it proved a kens, though it probably was principally owing you ! are you the little fellow to whom we gave most fortunate hit, for they sold it for the enor- to the good character her father and sister held the prizes at the Society of Arts ?' • Yes, sir,' mous sum of one thousand guineas! and it is in society. Dr. Johnson and Miss Williams being the answer, Mr. Garrick invited him to now at Newby in Yorkshire. The late cele- were often there, and they generally arrived breakfast the next morning, and kindly sat brated Charles Townley and the late Henry in a hackney-coach, on account of Miss Wil. to him for his bust, for which he paid him Blundell, Esqrs. were two of his principal cus. liams's blindness. When the doctor sat to 121. 128.; and I have not only often heard tomers for antiques. Mr. Nollekens was like- Mr. Nollekens for his bust, he was very much Mr. Nollekens affirm that the payment was wise an indefatigable inquirer after terracottas, displeased at the manner in which the head made in 'gold,' but that this was the first executed by the most celebrated sculptors, Mic had been loaded with hair, which the sculptor busto he ever modelled. Sterne also sat to him chel Angelo, John di Bologna, Fiamingo, &c. insisted upon, as it made him look more like when, at Rome; and that bust brought him The best of these he reserved for himself until an ancient poet. The sittings were not very into great notice. With this performance the day of his death. The late Earl of Bes favourable, which rather vexed the artist, who, Nollekens continued to be pleased even to his borough and the late Lord Selsey were much upon opening the street.door, a vulgarity he second childhood, and often mentioned a pic- attached to Mr. Nollekens at this time, but was addicted to, peevishly whined — Now, ture which Dance had made of him leaning his greatest friend was the late Lord Yar- doctor, you did say you would give my busto upon Sterne's head. During his residence in borough. For that nobleman he executed half an hour before dinner, and the dinner has Italy he gained the Pope's gold medal for a many very considerable works in marble, for been waiting this long time.' To which the basso-relievo, which will be noticed in the se- which he received most liberal and immediate doctor's reply was, • Bow-wow-wow !' The cond volume. Barry, the historical painter, payment. Nollekens, who wished upon all oc- bust is a wonderfully fine one, and very like, who was extremely intimate with Nollekens at casions to save every shilling he possibly could, but certainly the sort of hair is objectionable ; Rome, took the liberty one night, when they was successful in another manauvre. lle ac- having been modelled from the flowing locks were about to leave the English coffee-house, tually succeeded as a smuggler of silk stockings, of a sturdy Irish beggar, originally a street to exchange hats with him; Barry's was gloves, and lace; his contrivance was truly in- pavior, who, after he had sat an hour, refused edged with lace, and Nollekens's was a very genious, and perhaps it was the first time that sio take a shilling, stating that he could have shabby plain one. Upon his returning the hat the custom-house officers bad ever been so taken inade more by begging! Doctor Johnson also the next morning, he was requested by Nol. in. His method was this: all his plaster busts considered this bust like him ; but, whilst he lekens to let him know why he left him his being hollow, he stuffed them full of the above acknowledged the sculptor's ability in his art, gold-laced hat. Why, to tell you the truth, articles, and then spread an outside coating of he could not avoid observing to his friend Bosmy dear Joey,' angwered. Barry, 'I fully ex- | plaster at the back across the shoulders of each, I well, when they were looking at it in Nollo.


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kens's studio, . It is amazing what ignorance | ant on the king-certainly not from his ma- I wear them long after they had become un. of certain points one sometimes finds in men jesty, nor from Nollekens; however, I could fashionable; indeed, until they were worn out. of eminence :' though, from want of knowing name half-a-dozen persons who continue to re- A drab was his favourite colour, and his suit the sculptor, a visitor, when viewing his studio, late it. The story runs thus. When Mr. Nol. was generally made from the same piece ; was heard to say, "What a mind the man lekens attended the king the following day, to though now and then he would treat himself must have from whom all these emanated !'” receive his majesty's commands as to the time with a striped Manchester waistcoat, of one of

" His singular and parsimonious habits were for the next sitting, as he approached the royal which he was so fond, that he sat to Abbot for most observable in his domestic life. Coals presence, instead of making an apology on the his portrait in it; an engraving from which were articles of great consideration with Mr. saint's account, he merely wished to know when may be seen in Messrs. Cadell's Collection of Nollekens; and these he so rigidly economised, he might be allowed to go on with his busto ? interesting contemporary Portraits, where he that they were always sent early, before his The king, however, with his usual indulgence is represented leaning on his bust of Fox, which men came to work, in order that he might to persons as ignorant as Nollekens was of the brought him into more notice than any other have leisure time for counting the sacks, and common marks of respect, observed, “So, Nol- of his productions. His dress-stockings were disposing of the large coals in what was ori- lekens, where were you yesterday? Nollekens. also rather remarkable, being ornamented with ginally designed by the builder of his house for Why, as it was a saint's day, I thought you blue and white stripes, similar to those con. a wine-cellar, so that he might lock them up would not have me; so I went to see the beasts stantly and so lately worn by Sir Thomas for parlour use. Candles were never lighted at fed in the Tower.' The king. Why did you Stepney, an old member of White's, in St. the commencement of the evening; and when not go to Duke Street ?? Nollekens. 'Well, James's-street ; of which house of notoriety ever they heard a knock at the door, they I went to the Tower; and do you know, they the annexed anecdote, extracted from the Rev. would wait until they heard a second rap, lest have got two such lions there! and the biggest W. Cole's MSS. in the British Museum, shall the first should have been a runaway and their did roar so; my heart, how he did roar !' And conclude this chapter, and may probably be candle wasted. Mr. and Mrs. Nollekens used then he mimicked the roaring of the lion, so found entertaining to the reader. The fol. a fat candlestick when there was any thing to loud and so close to the king's ear, that his lowing humorous address was supposed to have be done, and I have been assured that a pair majesty moved to a considerable distance to been written by Colonel Lyttelton, brother to of moulds, by being well nursed, and put out escape the imitation, without saying, like Bot. Sir George Lyttelton, in 1752, on his Majesty's when company went away, once lasted them a tom in the comedy,

return from Hanover, when numberless ad. whole year!"

• Let him roar again, let him roar again.' dresses were presented. White's Chocolate In the following we observe no order of A modeller keeps his clay moist by spirting House, near St. James's Palace, was the famous classification ; trusting to the piquancy of the water over it; and this he does by standing at gaming-house, where most of the nobility had stories themselves to reward the trouble of a little distance with his mouth filled with meetings, and a society. It was given to me their perusal,

water, which he spirts upon it, so that the December 8th, 1752. " Mr. Fountain, who succeeded Mr. De la water is sent into all the recesses of his model The Gamesters' Address to the King. Place in Mary-le-bone Gardens school, was before he covers it up: this, it is said, Nolle- Most righteous Sovereign,-May it please once walking with Handel round Mary-le-bone kens did in the king's presence, without de- your majesty, we, the lords, knights, &c. of Gardens, and, upon hearing music which he claring what he was about to do. However, it the Society of White's, beg leave to throw our. could not understand, observed to Handel, was not the case with Mr. Bacon, the sculptor, selves at your majesty's feet (our honours and * This is dd stuff!' ' It may be d-d stuff, who had provided a long silver syringe for that consciences lying under the table, and our forbut it is mine,' rejoined Handel.”

purpose, before he attended the king, with tunes being ever at stake), and congratulate Of Steevens, the commentator on Shakspeare: which he could easily throw the water into the your majesty's happy return to these king“Mrs. Swan, an aged woman, who lets ready- recesses of the model, without making so dis- doms, which assembles us together, to the great furnished lodgings in Hampstead, and who agreeable a noise in his majesty's presence. advantage of some, the ruin of others, and the married Steevens's gardener, assured me that With the drapery of this bust of the king, unspeakable satisfaction of all, both us, our no creature on earth could be more afraid of Nollekens had more anxiety and trouble than wives and ehildren. We beg leave to acknow. death than Steevens ; that on the day of his with any of his other productions: he assured ledge your majesty's great goodness and lenity, decease he came into the kitchen, where she Mr. Joseph, the associate of the Royal Aca. in allowing us to break those laws which we and her husband were sitting at dinner, snatched demy, that after throwing the cloth once or ourselves have made, and you have sanctified at their pudding, which he ate most voraciously, twice every day for nearly a fortnight, it came and confirmed; while your majesty alone reat the same time defying the grinning monster excellently well, by mere chance, from the fol. ligiously observes and regards them. And we in the most terrific language.

lowing circumstance. Just as he was about to beg leave to assure your majesty of our most I once heard Mr. Nollekens relate an make another trial with his drapery, his ser- unfeigned loyalty and attachment to your sacred anecdote in the presence of Mr. Richard Dal- vant came to him for money for butter ; he person; and that next to the kings of diaton, then librarian to King George III., which threw the cloth carelessly over the shoulders monds, clubs, spades, and hearts, we love, will shew how well bis majesty must have been of his lay-man, in order to give her the money, honour, and adore you.'—* To which his maacquainted with even the religious persuasions, when he was forcibly struck with the beauti-jesty was pleased to return this most gracious as well as the faces and family connexions, of ful manner in which the folds had fallen; and answer, his subjects. When I was modelling the he hastily exclaimed, pushing her away, 'Go,

• My lords and gentlemen,--I return you king's busto,' observed Mr. Nollekens, ' I was go, get the butter." And he has frequently my thanks for your loyal address ; but whilst commanded to go to receive the king at Buck- been heard to say, that that drapery was by far I have such rivals in your affection, as you tell ingham House, at seven o'clock in the morn- the best he ever cast for a busto.

me of, I can neither think it worth preserving ing, for that was the time his majesty shaved. Perhaps (adds Mr. S. who is talking of nor regarding. I look upon you yourselves as a After he had shaved himself, and before he whole-lengths) it now may be better, by way pack of cards, and shall deal with you accordhad put on his stock, I modelled my busto. I of variety, to give a few of Mr. Nóllekens's ingly.'. See Cole's MSS. vol. xxxi. p. 171, in sot him down, to be even with myself, and the recollections; but before they are related, a the British Museum. king seeing me go about him, and about him, description of his person may not be considered " To prove the wonderfully sagacious and said to me, 'What do you want ?' I said, “I as out of place. His figure was short, his head retentive memory of Mrs. Garrick's little dog want to measure your nose. The queen tells big, and it appeared much increased by a large- Biddy, and how much she must have noticed me I have made my nose too broad.' “ Mea- crowned hat, of which kind he was very fond ; her master when rehearsing his parts at home, I sure it, then,' said the king. Ay, my good but his dress-hat, which he always sported shall give (says Mr. S.) the following most er. friend,' observed Dalton, who had been inti- when he went to court, or to the Academy traordinary anecdote, as nearly as I can, in the mate with Nollekens during their stay at Rome, dinners, was nearly flat, and he brought it manner in which Mrs. Garrick related it to me I have heard it often mentioned in the li- from Rome. His neck was short, his shoulders a short time before her death. One evening, brary; and it has also been affirmed that you narrow, his body too large, particularly in the after Mr. Garrick and I were seated in our box pricked the king's nose with your said callipers. front lower part, which resembled that of at Drury-lane Theatre, he said, ' Surely there I will tell you what the king said of you when Tenducci, and many other falsetto-singers ; he is something wrong on the stage,' and added, you did not attend according to command, one was bow-legged and hook-nosed, -indeed, his he would go and see what it was. morning,— Nollekens is not come : I forgot, leg was somewhat like his nose, which re. after this, when the curtain was drawn up, it is a saint's day, and he is a Catholic.” The sembled the rudder of an Antwerp packet-boat; saw a person come forward to speak a new profollowing anecdote is current, but on what au- his hips were rather thin, but between his logue, in the dress of a country bumpkin, whose thority it rests, I know not; allowing the story brows there was great evidence of study. He features seemed new to me; and whilst I was to be true, it could come only from an attended wag very fond of his rufiles, and continuod to wondering who it could poesibly be, I felt my





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little dog's tail wag, for he was seated in my “ Before he became the reader of the daily Albeit unused to womanish fear, hath quailed

To hear his voice's deep vibration. Watch him! lap, his usual place at the theatre, looking to-papers, he frequently amused himself by re- Be sure he is ambitious. Watch him, lords : wards the stage. “Aha!' said I, what, do cording on the covers of letters what he con- He hath o'erleapt the barrier, poverty, you know him? is it your master ? then you sidered curious daily events ; and by looking Hath conquered his mean parentage hath clorab

To decent statlon, to high lettered fame;have seen him practise his

over these scraps, he was not only pleased, but | The pontiff's notary, the honoured friend “ When Doctor Burney lived in St. Martin's would endeavour to amuse his friends by now Of Petrarch. Watch him well,” Street, he frequently indulged his friends in and then reading them aloud. As for works The following is very characteristic. small recherché musical parties ; at one of which, on art, he cared for neither Shee's Rhymes,' Colonna. Joined ! by what tie? whilst Piozzi and Signora Cori (le Minitrici): Flaxman's Homer, nor Blake's ' Songs of

By danger--the two hands that tightest grasp were singing a duettino enchantingly, accom- Innocence. The following memoranda were each other—the two cords that soonest knit panied by her husband Dominica on the violin copied from the back of one of his charcoal A fast and stubborn tle: your true love knot (the father of Madame Dussek), Nollekens hap- sketches, and will at once convince the reader is nothing to it. Faugh! the supple touch

Of pliant interest, or the dust of time, pened to drop in by accident; and after the of the estimation in which he sometimes held or the pin-point of temper, loose, or rot, bravos, bravissimos, and all the expressive ogles his leisure moments :— 1803, May 23d. Lady Or snap love's silken band. Fear and old hate, of admiration had diminished, Nollekens called Newborough brought forth a second sun. They are sure weavers they work for the storm,

The whirlwind, and the rocking surge; their knot out, Doctor Burney, I don't like that kind of Sweep the parlour and kitchen chimneys. Endures till death." music, I heard a great deal of it in Italy, but I clean the cestern in the kitchen. Lent North- The ensuing scene, too, contrasts prettily like the Scotch and English music better.'—cot the cable rope and the piece of hoke tre. with the strife and hurry of the others. Doctor Burney, with some degree of irritation, -1805, Dec. 30th. Mrs. Whiteford brought stepping forward, replied, •Suppose a person to bed of a sun.—1806, Feb. 8th. Died Mrs. Father, I love not this new state; these halls, to say, "Well

, I have been to Rome, saw the Peck, in Marlbrough Street. – April 14th. Where comfort dies in vastness, these trim maids, Apollo, and many fine works, but for all that, The Duke of Gloster came to my house. - My quiet, pleasant chamber, with the myrtle give me a good barber's block.''- Ay, that|June 28th. The Duke and Duches of York Woven round the casement; and the cedar by, would be talking like a fool,' rejoined the came to my house.—July 7th. His R. H. the With flowers and herbs, thick-set as grass in fields ;

the ; sculptor.

Duke of Cumberland made me a visit.--July My pretty snow-white doves; my kindest nurse; “During my long intimacy with Mr. Nolle 19th. Lord Wellesley began to set.--August And old Camillo. Oh! mine own dear home! kens, I never once heard him mention the 4th. Sent to Lord Yarborough the head of Sir And good Camillo, and shalt have thy doves,

Rie. Why, simple child, thou hast thine old fond nurse, name of the sweetest bard that ever sang, Isack Nuton. — 1808, December 16th. Sent Thy myrtles, flowers, and cedars; a whole province from whose luxuriant garden most artists have Mr. Bignell, by order of Lady Jersey, Lord Laid in a garden, an thou wilt.' My Claudia,

Hast thou not learnt thy power? Ask orient gems, gathered their choicest fowers. To the beau- Jersey's head in a case...1809, Jan. 12th. Diamonds, and sapphires, in rich caskets, wrought ties of the immortal Shakspeare he was abso- Cast-off Mr. Pitt for Mr. Wilberforce, by order By cunning goldsmiths: sigh for rarest birds, lutely insensible, nor did he ever visit the of Lord Muncaster.--April 11th. The Dukes Around thy stately bower, and, at thy wish,

of farthest Ind, like winged flowers, to fit theatre when his plays were performed; though of York, Cumberland, and Cambridge, made the precious toys shall wait thee. Old Camillo ! he was actively alive to a pantomime, and fre- me a visit.' Mr. Nollekens, when modelling Thou shalt have nobler servants, emperors, kings,

Electors, princes! not a bachelor quently spake of the capital and curious tricks the statue of Pitt, for the Senate House, Cam- In Christendom but would right proudly kneel in Harlequin Sorcerer. He also recollected bridge, threw his drapery over his man Do. To my fair daughter. with pleasure Mr. Rich's wonderful and singu- dimy, who after standing in an immovable

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Rie. Wilt have a list to choose from? Listen, sweet! lar power of scratching his ear with his foot like position for the unconscionable space of two if the tall cedar, and the branchy myrtle, a dog; and the street-exhibition of Punch and hours, had permission to come down and rest | And the white doves, were tell-tales, I would ask them his wife delighted him beyond expression. himself; but the poor fellow found himself so

Whose was the shadow on the sunny wall ?

And if, at eventide, they heard not oft “ Miss Welch brought down upon herself his stiff, that he could not move. • What!' exeternal hatred, by kindly venturing to improve claimed Nollekens, can't you move yourself ? Clear in its manly depth, whose tide of song, him in his spelling. She was a friendly and then you had better stop a bit.' I am sorry A world of whispers, mixed with low response,

O'erwhelined the quivering instrument ; and then benevolent woman; and I am indebted to her to say there are other artists who go on paint. Sweet, short, and broken, as divided strains and the amiable Mrs. Barker for many acts of ing with as little compassion for their models.

Of nightingales." kindness during the time I was labouring under Mr. Arminger has declared that, in eating,

We now leave it to that dramatic career in a tremendous loss by fire. One evening, when nothing could exceed the meanness of Mr. and which we wish it all possible success. It is, I was drinking tea with her at her lodgings, Mrs. Nollekens; for whenever they had a indeed, no small credit that a female has, in No. 69, in Newman Street, she shewed me a present of a leveret, which they always called the present age, been the author of three suc. little book in which she had put down Mr. a hare, they contrived, by splitting it, to make cessful tragedies. Nollekens's way of spelling words in 1780, with it last for two dinners for four persons. The the manner in which they should be written. one half was roasted, and the other jugged." The Amulet; or, Christian and Literary Re. I copied a few of them with her permission, We must close here till Saturday next, membrancer for 1829. Pp. 394. Edited by which, I must say, she gave me with some re- when another fund of anecdote shall be pre- C. S. Hall. London, E. Westley and Davis ; luctance, notwithstanding she disliked Nolle- sented to our friends who are fond (as nearly and Wightman and Cramp. kens most cordially, though they were both Ca- all the world are) of this species of light reading. HERE is another of our pleasing annual visittholics. The following instances may serve as

ers, in its handsome dress of green and gold ; specimens : yousual, scenceble, obligin, modle, Rienzi: a Tragedy. By Miss Mitford. 12mo. and internally adorned with many elegances wery, gentilman, promist, sarvices, desier, Ing- pp. 66. London, 1828. J. Cumberland. both of art and literature. About eighty conlish, perscription, hardently, jenerly, moust, de. Our opinion of this tragedy has been already tributions in prose and verse form its intervower, Jellis, Retier, sarved, themsells, conla expressed, and the perusal only induces a repe- esting and various contents, to which it may for cold, clargeman, facis, cupple, foure, sun for tition ; we shall, therefore, content ourselves suffice to say, that the names of Southey, Heson, boath sexis, daly, horsis, ladie, cheif, talkin, with a few extracts.

mans, Mitford, L. E. L., Croly, Montgomery, tould, shee, sarch, paing, ould mades, racis, Angelo. Thy father loves thee, sweetest,

Atherstone, Kennedy, Motherwell, Hervey, yoummer in his face, palas, oke, lemman, are with a proud dotage, almost worshipping

Walsh, Coleridge, Porter, Pringle, and many bolloon, sammon, chimisters, for chemists, yoke The idol it hath frained. Thou fearst not him?

Claudia. Alas! I have learned to fear him; he is changed, other well known and popular writers, are atfor yolk, grownd, &c. &c.' Let me, however, Grievously changed: still good and kind, and full tached. It may readily be supposed that the entreat my readers to believe that I detest thé of fond relentings--crossed by sudden gusts

whole offers a treat worthy of the public favour character of a critic of words, and that my only A daughter's trembling love. Then, he's so silentOf wild and stormy passion. I have learned

which has hitherto attended this volume ; difmotive for touching upon Mr. Nollekens' ig- He, once so eloquent. of old, cach show,

fering, as it does, a little from its contempo. norance in the year 1780, is to induce them to Bridal, or joust, or pious pilgrimage,

raries, by taking a graver and more moral and believe, that when he made so many codicils in that bright glow of rapid words, to see Lived in his vivid speech. Oh! 'twas my joy,

religious tone. Among the sweetest and most above forty years afterwards, he did not know Clear pictures, as the slow procession coiled

original of the poetical compositions, we would the true meaning of many words that we now Grew statelier, in his voice. Now he sits muteIts glittering length, or stately tournament

point out the Rose of Castle Howard, by Croly; and then find in testamentary writings. A His serious eyes bent on the ground-each sense

Woman and Fame, by Mrs. Hemans; the curious specimen or two will be given in a Turned inward.

Wooing Song of Jarl Egill, by Motherwell ; future page of this work, of his ignorance of A sad wise man, of daring eye, and free,

Stanzas, by T. K. Hervey ; the Temple of the true meaning of words pronounced by bim, Yet mystic specch. When ye have laughed, I stijl Victory, by C. Swain ; Change, by L. È. L. ; even at a moment when most persons believed Have shuddered, for his dark ling words oft fell Liko pyaclez, anaweting with dim yesponso

Wisdom, by I, F. H, and the Spanish Flower, him to be perfectly sane,

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altogether, an injustice to other graceful or antly and sumptuously supplied with venison, hogh ! hogh! It was now intimated to me striking productions, to particularise these. fish, wild turkey, pheasant, and partridges ; that I might be initiated into these mysteries;

From some interesting Notices of the Cana- and we were daily tempted with bear, porcu- but I confess I had no wish to be further acdian Indians, by Edward Walsh, M.D., phy- pine, racoon, squirrel, dog-flesh, and rattle. quainted with this Miamee masonry, although sician to his Majesty's forces, we select the snake soup,—these being the choicest delicacies I was informed I should be enabled to dream following example of the prose.

of an Indian mess; and some extraordinary dreams, to foretell events, to raise the dead, to ““ Of all regions, the Canadas seem most ceremony or usage was continually occurring, eat fire, swallow trees, and digest bayonets. congenial to the British habits. The soil and at which I was present. The first to which No doubt these juggling prophets, by a knowclimate are, in the highest degree, fertile and my attention was directed, was a matter of ledge of medicinal plants, and by great sagacity salubrious. There are some countries which, great curiosity and interest, which I had often and experience, exercise a strong, but not from an unknown constitution of the atmo- heard of, but never before had an opportunity despotic, influence over the multitude. sphere, seem to be exempt from certain fatal of witnessing. This was the initiation of a these naturalists of the forest we are indebted diseases that infest their neighbours ; thus the young warrior into the society, or college of for some of our most valuable articles of the plague never visits Persia, nor the yellow fever magicians. The ceremony is conducted with materia medica; as sarsaparilla, jalap, snake. the Canadas. I have only to regret one conse- a deal of mystery, and none but distinguished root, gingsing, and ipecacuanha. They are also quence that results, or will inevitably result, chiefs admitted to be spectators. By special adroit at reducing a dislocation or setting a from the rapid increase of the population of favour I was allowed to stand in the circle. fracture: but they do not understand blood. British America, and that is, the utter extinc- The aspirant had been severely disciplined, letting, although they practise cupping with a tion or absorption the aborginal natives. in a state of probation, for some time before. gourd. To introduce among them so important The red and the white people cannot co-exist There was a small arched hut constructed, a practice, I gave the paw-waw. a case of in the same place. Many well-informed writers very close, and barely high enough for him lancets, and instructed him in their use; and, have described the country and its inhabitants, to sit up. A dog having been previously sacri. in return, he conferred on me his buffalo con. and treated at large of American population. ficed, the bones were scraped, and wrapped up juring cap, which, like the mantle of the proI am willing to contribute my gleanings, col. in its skin. The aspirant was placed, sitting, phet, was also to confer his miraculous spirit: lected during a residence of more than five at the little door; he was entirely naked, his but not finding it efficacious, I gave it, with years among them, and to testify, before they body oiled, and painted in stripes of black, many other Indian articles, to a public museum, go hence, and be no more seen,' that an un- white, and red, and his head decorated with where it now is. lettered, but interesting race of red people had porcupine quills, and powdered with swans- “ The marriage ceremonies, in many par. existed. The opportunities I had of mixing down. All being now ready, the most extra- ticulars, were like those of the Hebrews. They with these people, and knowing them well, ordinary figure that was ever seen among the purchase their wives, by making presents, as were such as do not usually happen to those demons of the theatre, strode out of his wig- Abraham's servant purchased Rebecca for Isaac, who merely visit the country. Shortly after wam. He was a Miamee chief, gaunt and and Jacob purchased Leah and Rachel. A my arrival, one of these occurred, which I was big-boned, and upwards of six feet high. His young warrior addresses the father of his be. glad to avail myself of. Among the misfor- face was terrific. Projecting brows overhung loved in a short speech, to this purport :tunes which the migration of Europeans to a pair of keen, small, black eyes; the nose • Father, I love your daughter; will you give America has brought on the natives, is the large, prominent, and angular ; visage lengthy; her to me? and let the small roots of her heart introduction of the small-pox, from the scourge chin square and long, with a bushy beard ; and twine round mine. On permission having been of which they had before been exempt. Dis. a mouth which appeared to extend from ear to obtained, he brings his presents, and lays them eases are always most fatal when they seize, ear. A white line divided his features; one at the door of the lodge or wigwam ; if they for the first time, fresh victims ; and this side was painted black, the other red. His are accepted, he visits his mistress, and remains spread its ravages among the red people, with head-dress was made of the shaggy skin of all night with her; and so he continues to do the resistless fury of a conflagration. I shall a buffalo's forehead, with the ears and horns for two or three months before the wedding is mention one instance of its devastating effects. on. A buffalo robe hung on his broad shoul- celebrated. After feasting and dancing, the A distant tribe in alliance with the Chipawas ders, the inside of which was wrought in high priest or prophet finishes the ceremony, had been in a flourishing state, when it was figures of sun, moon, and stars, and other when the bride presents a cake to her husband, first attacked by this awful pest. In vain their hieroglyphics. The okama-paw-waw, or chief and he divides an ear of Indian corn between priests, prophets, and physicians, attempted to worker of miracles, now addressed the young them. The bride is then carried by her bride's. arrest its progress; they themselves became its aspirant, in a short speech, uttered with a deep maids, in a buffalo skin, to her husband's ca. victims. The survivors shifted their encamp- intonation, as from the bottom of his breast. bin. Polygamy and divorce were common to ments from place to place; the inexorable pes. He then flung a small pebble at him, with Jews and Indians; but among the latter it is tilence pursued them, till the whole nation some force. The Indian, the instant he was not general. The Indian females are naturally perished, with the exception of one family, hit, fell back, and appeared to be in a swoon. gentle, modest, and silent ;—they are passion. à man, his wife, and child. This “ last man' Two assistants, with hooded skins over their ately fond of their children, and are submissive fled towards the British settlements, and was heads, thrust him head foremost, in this state slaves, and at the same time affectionately atseen to pitch his wigwam on the edge of the of insensibility, into the hut, which had pre- tached to their husbands. This they evince by forest; but here, too, his enemy found him. viously been heated with hot stones, upon which self-immolation, after the manner of eastern The woman and child sickened and died—the water was thrown, to raise a vapour. While wives. Among the few poisonous plants of last survivor dug their grave, and laid them in this was performing, the grand paw-waw Canada, is a shrub, which yields a wholesome it; he then sat down on the edge of the grave, threw himself on the ground, muttering words, fruit, but contains in its roots a deadly juice, and in this attitude he was found by a passing as if he was talking to somebody ; rolling him which the widow, who wishes not to survive trader. Him he requested to cover him up self from side to side, and working like one in her husband, drinks. An eye-witness describes with his wife and child; and then, giving him- strong convulsions. In this state he was dragged its effects: the woman having resolved to die, self a mortal wound, he flung himself upon into his wigwam, and left there to dream. In chanted her death-song and funeral service; their bodies. The Indians seldom, if ever, about half an hour he sallied forth, and made a she then drank off the poisonous juice, was commit suicide ; but this was an extreme case, sign ; upon which the assistants drew out by seized with shivering and convulsions, and which put to the test the fortitude even of the heels the miserable candidate from his oven. expired in a few minutes on the body of her • The Stoic of the woods-the man without a tear.'" He was bathed in a clammy sweat, and had the husband. In their persons they are small and

Dr. Walsh went on the humane mission of appearance of having actually expired, evincing well-made; many of them, if dressed in the introducing vaccination.

no perceptible respiration or pulse. The great English fashion, would be counted pretty bru“ Having performed this first and important paw-waw, no ways disconcerted, stooped over nettes ; their complexions are not so dark as to duty, I applied myself to study the Indian him, and uttered aloud his incantations. The veil their blushes. It is curious to see them character and manners; and no situation could two assistants sat on either side, each with a toddling after their tall husbands, loaded with be better calculated for the purpose. Most of skin pouch, in which was some ignited sub-gear, and perhaps an infant fastened on the top these tribes had, as yet, little intercourse with stance, the smoke of which they puffed into his of the bundle. However, they are indemnified, European visiters; and they brought with ears. In a few minutes, he fetched a deep sigh, when they grow old; for, as among the ancient them, and practised, all their primitive habits, and opened his eyes. The high priest then put Germans, their authority and advice are then their languages, oratory, gala dresses, dances, a calabash, in which was some liquor, to his paramount. amusements, and religious ceremonies. They mouth: after which he soon recovered. The “ The last ceremony they practise is called hunted for us every day, and we occasionally spectators then testified the strongest signs of the feast of souls. Every three or four years, joined their parties. Our table was abụnd I approbation, crying altogether, huy hu hu ;| by a general agreement, they disinter all the

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