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land, Pauper Colonies of, 713.
don (City of Literary and Scientific Institution, 185.
London Institution, 90, 103.
Medico-Botanical Society, 183. Meteorology, 633, 650.
of the West, 84. Tales of Woman, 788. Tales of the National Repository, 410, 600. New Chalybeate Ape-
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Coast of, 791. Northern Scientific Expedition, 281.
Diagrams of Euclid's Elements, for Blind Persons, 168. Perouse, la, 234, 570. Pomological Magazine, 793. Poi.
soned Wounds, Animal Virus, &c. 809. Population,
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Uncle Peregrine's Heiress, 90.
Thermometer, New, 218.
Valpy's (Rev. F. E. G.) Etymological Dictionary of the Vincent's (Mr.) Historical Chart, 746.
Latin Language, 712. Vernon's (H.) Life and Remains
Water, Pure, 650.
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Victoria, a novel, 360.
Voice of Humanity, 791. Voy- Zoological Society, 282, 378.
age of Captain Popanilla, 360. Varley's (J.) Treatise
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the Swedes in Prague, 360. Walsh's (Dr. R.) Essay British Museum, 491.
on some Ancient Coins, Medals, and Gems, 423,
439, 470; his Journey from Constantinople to England, College of Physicians, 10. Columbus, notice of, 474.
321, 341. Walter's (Rev. W.) Letters from the Con- Constantinople, fate of, foretold, 524.
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771. Wilson's (Mrs. C. B.) Cypress Wreath, 247. Wil-
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Whims and Oddities for the Young, 5. Whitehead's 426.
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Wright (J.), Supply of Water to the Metropolis, 132. University, 138, 539, 618, 634, 650, 699.
Willmer's Improved Housekeeper's Account Book for
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Translation Fund, 42, 105, 299, 313, 3:30.
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ciety, 186, 747, 794, 810. Royal Institution, 283. Royal
posed, 600. Heidelberg University, 74. Lisbon, ib. Irish Academy, 443. Royal Society, papers read at,
Major Laing and Captain Clapperton, 264. Odds and &c., 249, 264, 282, 298, 313, 331, 347, 362, 379, 410, 761,
Ends, 616. Rock's (Capt.) Suppressed Volume, 327, 777, 793. Royal Society of Literature, proceedings,
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tion, 58, 74, 90, 186, 495, 587, 730. Britton's Pictu.
resque Antiquities of English Cities, 492, 634. Brockes
don's Passes of the Alps, 91, 300, 475, 748. Buonarotti'.
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Ottley, 171. Burford's Panorama of Paris, 761. Bun-
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Italy, and other dener's Magazine, 793 Geology, 67. Geographica! British Museum, 810,
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Luke Hansard, Esq., 699. Lady C. Lamb, 107. Henry
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ley, 525. Lawrence's Portrait of Miss Croker, by Cou-
202. Phrenology in its Glory, 604. Popular Customs
in France, 59, 76. Prophecies, 171. Prussia, King of,
588. Rome, Society in, 155. Turks and Russians, 667.
Cooke's, 761. Etruscan Antiquities, discovery of, 761. honour of Geo. IV. suggested, 761. Morison's Guardian Supply of, 763. Wine, Vintage of 1829, 795. Sketch
Angel, 250. Motte's Mont Blanc, by Lupton, 348. Mul- of a French young Lady at a Convent, and of an English
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and afford a proud example of what freedom “He was,” he says, “a man of tall stature, and its natural energy can accomplish 1828. Colburn.
with a calm and cold rather than noble air: less than the formation (within so brief a Our readers are aware, that a new and com- the likeness is well preserved in the engravings period as the span of human life) of a new plete edition of the works of M. de Chateau- of him. I delivered my letter in silence: he world! briand is being regularly put forth in Paris, opened it, and turned to the signature, which
Upon such themes M. de C. is prone to and as regularly translated into English as the he read aloud, with exclamation, Colonel Ar- dwell in that poetical and imaginative vein volumes appear. The present is a portion of mand !' for thus he called, and thus the letter which is one of the great characteristics of his that design. Though the author, from the peculiarity of We sat down ; I explained to him as well as cimens. was signed by, the Marquis de la Rouairie. writings : of this we shall offer a few spe
Our first are from the prefatorial his style
, and from the nationality of his sen, I could the motive of my voyage. He answered coup d'ail. timents , certainly loses in being transferred
me in French or English monosyllables, and 6 The cities of India now blend the archi. into any other language from his own French, listened to me with a sort of astonishment. tecture of the Bramins with Italian palaces we are inclined to review him rather in our I perceived it, and said with some emphasis, and Gothic monuments : the elegant carriages than in his native tongue, for the same reason • But it is less difficult to discover the north of London are seen travelling together with that we are very select in our notices of foreign west passage than to create a nation as you palanquins and caravans the roads of the tiger literature. The truth is, that the field of Eng- have done." lish letters, in all its various produce, is so he, giving me his hand.
Well, well, young man !' cried and the elephant. Large ships ascend the
He invited me to Ganges and the Indus: Calcutta, Bombay, fertile and so important, that we find it diffi- dine with him the following day, and we parted. Benares, have theatres, learned societies, print. cult to keep up our history of it in a satisfac- I was exact to the appointment. The conversa-ing-offices. The country of the Thousand and tory manner. We wish our Gazette to be a tion turned almost entirely on the French revo- One Nights, the kingdom of Cachemire, the fair report and ample record of the progress lution. The general shewed us a key of the empire of the Mogul, the diamond mines of and state of literature, science, and the fine Bastile : those keys of the Bastile were but Galconda, the seas enriched with orienta! arts, as they are cultivated and developed at silly playthings, which were about that time pearls, one hundred and twenty millions of home ; catching only such collateral lights from distributed over the two worlds. Had Wash- men, whom Bacchus, Sesostris, Darius, Alex. abroad as are necessary to the complete under. ington seen, like me, the conquerors of the Bas- ander, Tamerlane, Genghis Khan, conquered, standing of the whole in the circle of general tile in the kennels of Paris, he would have had or attempted to conquer, have for their owners improvement. Therefore, unless foreign works less faith in his relic. The gravity and the and masters a dozen
English merchants, whose are remarkable for somethi.g new or cssential, we rarely direct attention to them ; our object energy of the revolution were not in those names nobody knows, ary who reside four
sanguinary orgies. At the time of the revoca- thousand leagues from Hindoostan, in some being, not so much to borrow contributions from tion of the edict of Nantes, in 1685, the same obscure street in the city of London. These other countries, as to inform those countries of populace of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine demo- merchants care very little for that ancient China all that is done in England. When, indeed, lished the protestant church at Charenton with which is the
neighbour of their one hundred any distinguished production issues from the as much zeal as it despoiled the church of St. and twenty millions of vassals, and which Lord continental press, or any valuable discovery is Denis in 1793. I left my host at ten in the Hastings offered to subdue with twenty thon. made, we are the first to spread the fame and evening, and never saw him again : he set out sand men.
But then the price of tea would describe the nature of either; but in ordinary for the country the
following day, and I con- fall on the banks of the Thames! This ie all cases we are not tempted to occupy those limits tinued my journey.”
that saves the empire of Tobi, founded two which are too narrow to do justice to our Bri.
Of the proceeding voyage from St. Maloes to thousand six hundred and thirty-seven years tish contingents towards the grand republic of Baltimore, and journeys thence to Philadelphia, before
the Christian era ; of that Tobi who was learning, and for the advancement of human to New York, to Albany, it is not necessary to contemporary with Rehu, the great-greatintellect, by endeavouring to tell. foreigners speak in detail; but it yields a deep and sen- grandson of Abraham. what they are better told by their own writers, sible gratification to the mind to be enabled to
“ In northern Africa, in the kingdom of or to cram our own countrymen with remote contemplate these places as described only six Bornou and Soudan, properly so called, Clapand sterile matters, in preference to what are and thirty years ago, and
contrast them with perton and Denham found thirty-six towns more near and more interesting.
their present condition. The prodigious im- more or less considerable, an advanced state of With this explanation of our course and provement in the chief cities, the immense civilisation, and a negro cavalry armed like system, we proceed to M. de C. in his English increase of wealth and prosperity, the rapia the knights of the olden time. The ancient garb. The first volume commences with a advance in all that refines and exalts the cha- capital of a Mahometan negro kingdom exhipreface, which contains a brief general sketch
racter of man, the conversion of impenetrable bited ruins of palaces, the haunts of elephants, of all the principal voyages and travels, from forests and savage wildernesses into populous lions, serpents, and ostriches. We are in the expedition of the Israelites under Moses,
momentary expectation of hearing that Major to that of Captain Franklin among the Esqui. the Gulf of California. Thence following the outline of Laing has reached that Timbuctoo which is so maux. It is a curious summary; more appo- the continent, and keeping constantly in sights fehtince well known and so unknown.” site, perhaps, to a collection of "such under my intention was to travel northward as far as Behring's
We quote the last paragraph with much takings than to the narrative of an individual eastern course along the shores of the Polar Sea, and to anxiety; for we must confess that the time wanderer. This is followed by an introduc- return to the United States hoga Hudson'saverse sobrangra which has now elapsed without our receiving tion, relating some of the family and personal coast of the Pacific Ocean, was the slight knowledge we any certain accounts of our intrepid country, biography of the author ; and stating his in- then had of that coast. Doubts
were soi theft, istence ter men, Laing and Clapperton, fills us with ex. ducements to fly from France and its san.
a passage between the 40th and both degree of north lati-treme uneasiness respecting their probable fate. guinary revolution in 1791, and seek relief in tude: the river Colombia, the bearings of New Cornwall; We hope in heaven that our apprehensions may other scenes among the wilds of America. His Chelckhoff's Straits these delitian terhes, Bristo hone be turned into gratulations ; but this fearfuj chief purpose, at setting out, was to trace, by for them been yet explored by Kotzebue and the other climate has been destiny to so many gallant land, the much-discussed north-west passage ;* Russian and American navigatores era o noudario Cartas Europeans, that dread is beginning to usury
Franklincircuit leagues, e a meant to proceed to the west," he tells his readers, has spared himself the trouble of seeking in the west hat the
place pf hope in our hearts concerning
those to whom we allude, with such an intense " so I only to be in ,
Strait, to double the last cape of America, to pursue an
determined me to
Bay, the land of Tchuktcheshad
desire to hear even a whisper of their well- 1 months, and sometimes less; we set out in cording to their distance: the idea of infinity
India, and the Cape of Good Hope ; and return another light spot, I proceeded towards it.
his petty habitation: what else can we con- from one of my companions : he expresses pain, This is a little of the bathos-more obvious clude from it but that he is destined for a though asleep. Thou livest, then-thou sufin English than in French ; but again : higher abode ?"
ferest-such is man! " Columbus discovered America in the night A parallel drawn between Washington and “ Half-past Twelve.--The repose continues, between the 11th and 12th of October, 1492: Buonaparte displays much of M. de C.'s tact but the decrepit tree snaps asunder: it falls. Captain Franklin completed the discovery of and discrimination ; but we remember Plu. The forests rebellow; a thousand voices are this new world on the 18th of August, 1826. tarch, and hasten to plunge with his modern raised. The sounds soon subside; they die How many generations have passed away, how imitator into the wilds inhabited by the Onon- away in almost imaginary distances : silence many revolutions have taken place, how many dagas, where, by the by, we are treated with a again pervades the desert. changes have happened among nations, in this rather flat piece of pathos in a story about a 66 One A.M.--Here comes the wind; it runs space of three hundred and thirty-three years, poor Indian woman and a half-starved cow. over the tops of the trees ; it shakes them as it nine months, and twenty-four days ! The The following is more amusing :
passes over my head. Now it is like the wave world no longer resembles the world of Colum. “ After traversing countries (says M. de C.) of the sea, sadly breaking against the shore. bus. On those unknown seas, above which where there were no traces of inhabitants, I Sounds have awakened sounds. The forest is was seen to rise a black hand, the hand of perceived the sign of an inn dangling from the all harmony. Are they the full tones of the Satan, which seized ships in the night, and branch of a tree by the road side, and swinging organ that I hear, while lighter sounds wander dragged them to the bottom of the abyss; in to and fro in the wind of the desert. Hunters, through vaults of verdure? A short silence those antarctic regions, the abode of night, planters, Indians, met at these caravanserais : succeeds; the aërial music begins again: everv horror, and fables ; in those furious seas about but the first time I slept in one of them I where soft complaints, murmurs, which com, Cape Horn and the Cape of Storms, where vowed it should be the last. One evening, on prise within themselves other murmurs; each pilots turned pale ; in that double ocean which entering one of these singular inns, I was leaf speaks a different language, each blade of lashes its double shores; in those latitudes astounded at the sight of an immense bed con- grass has its particular note. formerly so dreaded, packets perform regular structed in a circular form round a post ; each
[To be continued.] voyages for the conveyance of letters and pas. traveller came and took his place in this bed, sengers. An invitation to dinner is sent from with his feet to the post in the centre, and his Thaumaturgus. 12mo. pp. 137. London, 1828, a flourishing city in America to a flourishing head at the circumference of the circle, so that city in Europe, and the guest arrives at the ap- the sleepers were ranged symmetrically, like
Longman and Co.; Dublin, Milliken and
Son. pointed hour.
Instead of those rude, filthy, the spokes of a wheel, or the sticks of a fan. We have here a whim, a curious and unacinfectious, damp ships, in which you had no- After some hesitation, I took my place in this countable volume. It is the extravaganza of thing but salt provisions to live upon, and were singular machine, because I saw nobody in it. devoured by scurvy, elegant vessels offer to I was just dropping asleep, when I felt a man's Hibernian Pantagruel_a wild and strange mis.
an Irish giant - the attributes of a modern passengers cabins wainscoted with mahogany, leg rubbing along mine : it was my great devil application of learning and intelligence, upon & provided with carpets, adorned with mirrors, of a Dutchman's (his guide, servant, and inter- plan hardly worthy of the author's acquire. Howers, libraries, musical instruments, and all preter) who was stretching himself beside me.
ments and powers. In every page there is the delicacies of good cheer. A voyage requir. I never was so horrified in my life. I leaped something to shew us that is the writer had ing several years' researches in latitudes the out of this hospitable contrivance, cordially chosen to be aught but eccentric, he could have most various, shall not be attended with the execrating the good old customs of our good employed his pen in another and superior way, death of a single seaman. As for tempests, we old ancestors, and
went and lay down in my yet even in his vagaries, out-heroding Herod, laugh at them. Distances have disappeared. cloak in the moonshine : this companion of the he displays talents which force us to like him, A mere whaler sails to the south pole: if the traveller's couch was nothing less than agree. in spite of our disappointment in perusing his fishery is not prosperous, she proceeds to the able, cool, and pure.”
work. In fact, the absurdities appear to us to north pole: to catch a fish she twice crosses Nature, indeed, seems at all times to have want aim; and perhaps it requires a sort of the tropics, twice traverses a diameter of the had potent charms for the author of the Spirit spirit different from the dogged sense of a earth, and touches in the space of a few months of Christianity.. His Itinerary in the woods Reviewer to enter into and enjoy such exag. the two extremities of the globe. On the doors will illustrate this--it has an Ossianic strain. of the taverns of London is seen posted the an. “ In vain I seek an outlet in these wilds ; indulges." He gives a history of his birth,
gerated sport as that in which Thaumaturgus nouncement of the sailing of the packet for deceived by a stronger light, I advance through clothing, accomplishments, &c. &c. and any Van Dieman's land, with all possible conveni-grass, nettles, mosses, lianes, and deep mould, ences for passengers to the Antipodes, and composed of the remains of vegetables; but i extracts will serve to exhibit
the character of
his style and humour. Ex. gr. his Spurs. beside that, the notice of the departure of the arrive only at an open spot formed by some
“These antique spurs, whose hoops of steel packet from Dover to Calais. We have pocket fallen pines. The forest soon becomes darker Peninsulate my clattering heel, Itineraries, Guides, Manuals, for the use of again ; the eye discerns nothing but the trunks By turns, in buskin, boot, or clog,
Were made for the man-mountain,' Gog; persons who purpose to take a trip of pleasure of oaks and walnut-trees, succeeding each other,
This goodly ant diluvian giant round the world. This trip lasts nine or ten land appearing to stand closer and closer ac- Had of the deluge got a sly hint,
And(th so stated by a Rabbin)
The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Plymouth. Mr. Rundell's younger brother, But could not in that monstrous hulk
Year 1828. 8vo. pp. 476. London, 1828. Francis, was likewise a surgeon át Bath, having Th of his longitude and bulk Longman and Co.
been apprenticed to his uncle, Mr. Ditcher. A marvlous, though authentic, index
At an early age he was induced to go to India, Lie, sit, stand, kneel, or squat between decks; The task of writing or compiling contempo- where he was not more distinguished by his Like Bacchus, who's portray'a a-stradale,
rary biography is a very difficult one; beset О'a pipe or puncheon, without saddle, Gogoen egratier,' used the ark ar on either side by the Scylla of panegyric and liancy of his wit and the variety of his accom
professional skill, than admired for the bril. A cock-horse, to sustain his carcass,
the Charybdis of envy. The editor of this plishments. This gentleman died in India, Bestrode its roof, and plunged those rowels
annual publication steers his way through the after having acquired a considerable fortune. In the vast vessel's yearning bowels; Maintain'd his seat (in tacks) by either leg, middle course as ably as is possible ; and the con. The female branches of Mr. Rundell's family Now by his lee, and now his weather leg:
sequence is, that his work is as respectable and And thus the Talmud scribes, who tell huge
were all respectably married. trustworthy as it is possible for a publication of Mr. Rundell was educated at Bath, and was Stories, swear Gog rode out the Deluge."
the kind to be. During the past year he has bound apprentice to Mr. Rogers, an eminent His Pipe and Snuff-Box.
had no want, but an abundance, of materials jeweller and goldsmith in that city. With him Deep as huge Teutobocchus Chako,
furnished to him by the unsparing hand of Mr. Rundell remained until he became twentyThe bowl where glows my rare tobacco Whom phthisics tease not, toil can't tire)-I Death. The high and the distinguished in Broke from the peak of Dhawai'giri, every walk of life have fallen almost in crowds. It does not appear that during his stay with
one years of age, when he removed to London. Earth's newly-known, yet boldest boss,
The prince, the statesman, the hero, the poet, Mr. Rogers he manifested that devoted attenWhich lenps into the clouds two cosa; Ito circuit, measured at the base, is
the artist, the man of letters, the critic, the tion to business of which his subsequent life Full half a crore of Pundit's paces.
divine, all have succumbed to the merciless afforded so conspicuous an example. It is The pipe's lip-piece, wherewith I cram mouth,
proIs the true wise-tooth of a mammoth,
destroyer, in numbers beyond the space of an bable that a handsome person, joined to a dis, Culled by my body-servant, Toby,
annual volume to commemorate. The editor On the alluvial Isles of Oby:
position of considerable vivacity, frequently led has, therefore, done for some what mortal him, in that early part of his life, to a relaxaIts soldering is of molten lava Its tube the upas-tree of Java
strength could not do for any of them-post: tion of those habits which afterwards distin. That tree, whene'er I visit, grows gay;
poned their obituaries till another year! Still I wear its blossoms as a nosegay.
his list is very striking : our amiable friend guished him. A few months before Mr. Run. Sol, at th' equator, crack'd (no small nut)
dell quitted Mr. Rogers's establishment, Mr. Charles Mills; Flaxman, the foremost of Bri- Bridge was introduced into it as his intended Earth's shell-like shell of roasted walnut; I probed the centre's depth infernal, tish sculptors ; the kind, the worthy, and the
successor ; and thus commenced an acquaint. And scooped my snuff-box from the kernel, Which kills that dark, deep-seated valley accomplished Miss Benger; Dr. Daubeny; also
ance which afterwards led to results the most (Tis the magnetic pole of Halley);
our lamented friend Lord de Tabley, the The spheric mass of loam and rock
greatest patron of his country's native arts and prosperous to both parties. On his arrival in Ne'er suffered such convulsive shock
London, Mr. Rundell was introduced by a Since Adam made Eve bone of his bone
artists ;* Dr. Evans, the useful historian of It caused the earthquake that razed Lisbon." religious sects ; the veteran of literature, John relation, Mr. Cartony, to the late Mr. Alder
man Pickett, (who, however, had not then A piece of his Visit to the Zodiac.
Nichols ; Holloway, the engraver of the Car- attained that dignity,) into whose establish
toons ; the worthy and eccentric Kitchiner; ment on Ludgate Hill he was accordingly. re. * Eftsoons the prophet's' car was driven Close by the winged steed of heaven,
Lord Hastings ; William Gifford, the ablest of ceived. This is believed to have been about I lightly rose, and nimbly sprung
critics; the Duke of York ; Sir J. Brisbane ; the year 1771. It will not be uninteresting to Where Pegasus by Jove was hung;
Mr. Cradock; Sir W. Stewart ; the wealthy introduce here a slight notice of the origin of Bestriding then his loins, I rode the hack Right through the cycle of the Zodiac, goldsmith, Rundell ; Foscolo ; and, last of all
, that establishment which has since obtained And played, en passant, eight or ten tricks he who concentrated in himself the gifts and such extensive and just celebrity. It was Amongst its denizen eccentrics. I found-like stags in time of rutting
acquirements of a long catalogue of afflict- founded in the seventeenth century by a Artes with Capricornus butting,
ing losses, George Canning, - deplored by a Mr. Hurst, who is represented to have been Dashed their colliding skulls together,
nation at his tomb, and more and more lamented a man of high respectability, and also is said to Which apoplex'd both Goat and Wether.
as the progress of events develops the calamity have acquired a considerable fortune by his Music, 'tis somewhere well express'd,
of his being taken from us at a time of difficulty, exertions there. Mr. Hurst was succeeded by • Bends oaks and soothes the savage breast; Leo looked mischievously sturdy
when his master genius was required to pilot Mr. Theed : this gentleman was originally a 1 calmed him with my hurdy-gurdy,
us through the gloom and storm. Death's Snatched from Olympus' sacred summit, shafts have indeed Aown thick ; and the noblest was by trade a silversmith, having married
fishing-tackle maker ; but Mr. Pickett, who Where Orpheus long had loved to thru it; And there, what ogling, cooing, billing,
and the best have been stricken down. Gavotting, waltzing, and quadrilling, As the most public of these characters have partnership with Mr. Theed, both trades were
into the family, and having been admitted into 'Mongst farms and nymphs, from grove and grotto, Who crowded to his gay ridotto.
been much noticed in various periodical works, united, and hence came the sign of the Golden
we shall take the biography of Mr. Rundell, as Salmon, by which the house has been ever I now, midst pastimes multifarious, Drew the long bowl with Sagittarius;
most likely to afford something new to our since distinguished. It cannot be necessary Nine times the monster's erring twang
readers, and fairly enough illustrate the work to allude very particularly to the history of Dismiss'd the arrow's wandering fang: Of his vast object shooting wide, before us.
Mr. Alderman Pickett: his memory still sur. (He aim'd each shaft at Taurus' side);
" It was observed by Dr. Johnson, that a man is seldom vives in the improvements which he suggested Sublimely mal-adroit, the loon Would miss a targe large as the moon, so innocently employed as when he is making money."
and carried into execution in Pickett Street, And might have rivalled in renown
“ Mr. Rundell was born on the 15th January near Temple Bar, which was named after him, Him who of old won Gallien's crown.
1746, at Norton near Bath, where his family and in Skinner Street, and other parts of the Seizing th' indignant bow, I drew
had long resided. His father was a maltster city of London. A melancholy occurrence in Th' impelling string that swayed the yew; Brief time the dart was doomed to linger
in extensive trade. Several branches of his the family of Mr. Pickett, afforded an open. Its swift shaft chafed my index finger, family were settled at Bath, and some of them, ing for Mr. Rundell's introduction into an And, in the pít-pat of a pulse, ! Saw the barb'd point transfix the bull's-eye.'
at an early period of Mr. Rundell's life, were active and important share of the business. Devils or demigods, I dare trim anym
leading members of the respectable corporation As his youngest daughter was dressing, her So challenged the gymnastic Gemini;
of that city. His maternal uncle, Philip clothes caught fire, and the accident terminata And distanced, in successive heats, The junior of the twin Athletes;
Ditcher, Esq. was an eminent surgeon at ing fatally, her father was so affected by the Lowered the disdainful crest and tall looks Bath, and was married to Miss Richardson, of Jose's prime horse-breaker, proud Pollux. To weigh, as each Newmarket-man does, daughter of the celebrated author of Sir Charles event, as to become indisposed for that active
pursuit of trade in which he had formerly en. We hung the Libra near the stand-house:'
Grandison, Pamela, &c. ; and to this gentle. Toby the signal gave by tip o' drum,
man Mr. Rundell,' in his early youth, owed gaged. He accordingly admitted Mr. Rundell as And whisk! we flew along the Hippodrome, Heaven's highway for cobs, cabs, and gingles, many obligations, which he often mentioned tions the pecuniary assistance which was 'sui
a partner; Mr. Rundell receiving from his rela. Mac-Adamized with starry shingles."
with gratitude. His elder brother, Thomas, site to enable him to take advantage of the oppure The exuberant fancy, the learning, and the also an eminent surgeon, resided at Bath many tunity. At this time the business of the house, oddress of rhyme, which pervade these extracts years. He was subsequently appointed sur
compared with its subsequent extent, was very and the whole of Thaumaturgus, will, we geon-general to the western district, and in inconsiderable ; and it is believed that at this think, induce our readers to wish with us consequence of that appointment removed to period Mr. Rundell was still not distinguished that we may again hear from the classic author • His Lordship has been succeeded, not in his title alone, by those habits of close and unrelaxing at, e a more generally intelligible theme.
but in his fine taste and love of the arts, by his son tention to it which he afterwards manifested.