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SUBJECTS OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS

CONTAINED IN THE FIRST VOLUME.

1. DEDICATION.

2. A SCENE IN A LIBRARY.

3. PORTIA'S PALACE ON THE ADRIATIC.

4. COUNSELLOR CUPID.

5. ISABELLA.

6. THE PERROQUITOS.

7. ARDENNES.

8. JULIET IN THE BALCONY.

9. THE TOMB OF THE CAPULETS.

10. LOVE AND VANITY.

11. ARCADIA.

12. VIOLA.

13. CUPID YOKING Two ITALIAN GREYHOUNDS.

14. OPHELIA AND THE FATES.

15. ARIEL (RIDING IN THE CRESCENT Moon).

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a gentleman when a lady holds forth on the virtues of her own sex.

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He is a parricide of his mother's name,
And with an impious hand murders her fame,
That wrongs the praise of women; that dares write
Libels on saints, or with foul ink requite
The milk they lent us.

Yours was the nobler birth,
For

you from man were made-man but of earth The son of dust.

ALDA.

What's this?

MEDON.

“Only a rhyme I learned from one I talked withal;" 'tis a quotation from some old poet that has fixed itself in my memory - from Randolph, I think.

ALDA.

'Tis very justly thought, and very politely quoted, and my best curtsey is due to him and to you:—but now will you listen to me?

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