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year he will be entitled the "Virgin Mary:" if Bo, Lord George Gordon himself would have nothing to object to such liberal bastards of our Lady of Babylon.
There is "nothing new under the sun;" but red, then a favourite, has now subsided into a favourite's colour.
the Regent attained the acme of his popularity. Waltz, the Comet, Whiskers, and the new Gotheir glory, much about the same time: of these the Comet only has disappeared; the other three continue to astonish us still. PRINTER'S DEVIL.
vernment, illuminated heaven and earth, in all
New coins (most new) to follow those that fled.
The Court, the Regent, like herself were new. While unburnt Moscow yet had news to send. (p. 774. An Anachronism-Waltz, and the battle of [p. 773. Austerlitz, are before said to have opened the The patriotic arson of our amiable allies canball together: the bard means (if he means any not be sufficiently commended-nor subscribed for. Amongst other details omitted in the va-thing), Waltz was not so much in vogue till rious despatches of our eloquent Ambassador, he did not state (being too much occupied with the exploits of Colonel C, in swimming rivers frozen, and gallopping over roads impassable), that one entire province perished by famine in the most melancholy manner, as follows:- In General Rostopchin's consummate conflagration, the consumption of tallow and train-oil was so great, that the market was inadequate to the demand: and thus one hundred and thirty-three thousand persons were starved to death, by being reduced to wholesome diet! The lamplighters of London have since subscribed a pint (of oil, a piece, and the tallow-chandlers have unanimously voted a quantity of best mould (four to the pound), to the relief of the surviving Scythians-the scarcity will soon, by such exertions, and a proper attention to the quality rather than the quantity of provision, be totally alleviated. It is said, in return, that the untouched Ukraine has subscribed 60,000 beeves for a day's meal to our suffering mauufacturers.
[p. 774. coin now forthcoming, worth a pound, in paper, Amongst others a new ninepence-a creditable at the fairest calculation.
Each new, quite new-(except some ancient tricks);
[p. 774. Who does not remember the "delicate investi"Oh that right should thus overcome might!" gation" in the "Merry Wives of Windsor ?" without cause, why then make sport at me; then 'Ford. Pray you come near: if I suspect let me be your jest; I deserve it. How now? whither bear you this?"
"Mrs. Ford. What have you to do whither they bear it?-you were best meddle with buckwashing."
So saith the Muse—my—, what say you?
(p. 774. The gentle, or ferocius reader, may fill up the blank as he pleases-there are several dissyllabic names at his service (being already in the Regent's): it would not be fair to back any peculiar initial against the alphabet, as every month will add to the list now entered for the sweepstakes-a distinguished Consonant is said to be the favourite, much against the wishes of the knowing ones.
That spot where hearts were once supposed to be. (p. 775.
Goats in their visage, women in their shape. [p. 774. It cannot be complained now, as in the Lady Baussiere's time, of the "Sieur de la Croix," that there be "no whiskers;" but how far these are indications of valour in the field, or elsewhere, may still be questionable. Much may be and hath been avouched on both sides. In the olden time philosophers had whiskers, and soldiers none-Scipio himself was shaven-Hannibal thought his one eye handsome enough without a beard; but Adrian, the Emperor, wore a beard "We have changed all that," says the Mock (having warts on his chin, which neither the Doctor, "tis all gone-Asmodeus knows where. Empress Sabina, nor even the courtiers could After all, it is of no great importance how woabide)-Turenne had whiskers, Marlborough none men's hearts are disposed of; they have Nature's -Buonaparte is unwhiskered, the Regent whisk-privilege to distribute them as absurdly as ered; "argal" greatness of mind and whiskers possible. But there are also some men with may or may not go together; but certainly the hearts so thoroughly bad, as to remind us of different occurrences, since the growth of the those phenomena often mentioned in natural last-mentioned, go further in behalf of whiskers history; viz. a mass of solid stone-only to be than the anathema of Anselm did against long opened by force-and when divided, you discover hair in the reign of Henry I. a toad in the centre, lively, and with the reputation of being venomous."
Formerly red was a favourite colour. See Lodowick Barrey's Comedy of Ram Alley, 1611. Act I, Scene I.
Taffeta. Now, for a wager-What coloured beard comes next by the window? Adriana. A black man's, I think.
If "nothing follows all this palming work."* (p. 775. In Turkey a pertinent-here an impertinent and superfluous question-literally put, as in
Taffeta. I think not so: I think a red, for the text, by a Persian to Morier, on seeing a that is most in fashion.
Walz in Pera.-Vide MORIER's Travels.