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My love is so pretty,
So charming and witty,
None in town or city

Her hand would disgrace :
My Lord of the woolsack
His coachman would pull back,
To get a look full smack

At her pretty face.
Mathematical teachers,
Stiff Methodist preachers,
And all those gay creatures

That walk about town;
Great Foreign ambassadors
Never can pass her doors,
But my sweet love deplores,

So much renown.
Though she drives a wheelbarrow
Through streets wide and narrow,
The schoolboys of Yarrow

May laugh if they dare :
Nor tasteful Grassina,
Nor Billingtonina,
Divine Catalina,

With her can compare.
Nor head with a mitre,
Nor Gully the fighter,
Can find out a brighter

Than my pretty maid :
Nor Army contractor,
Nor Spanish woolfactor,
Nor great tragic actor,

Can make her afraid.

till now,


Painters no other face pourtray, each sign
SCENE, Distaffina's apartment.

O'er Ale-house hung, shall change its head for thine,

Poets shall cancel their unpublish'd lays,

And none presume to write but in thy praise.
Dist. This morn, as sleeping in my bed I lay,
I dreamt, and morning dreams come true, they say;

Dist. (opens a closet.] And may I then without

offending crave
I dreamt, a cunning man my fortune told,

My love to taste of this, the best I have.
And soon the pots and pans were turn'd to gold ;
Then I resolv'd to cut a mighty dash,

King. Were it the vilest liquor upon earth,
But lo! e'er I could turn 'em into cash,

Thy touch would render it of matchless worth ;

Dear shall the gift be held that comes from you, Another cunning man my heart betray'd,

Best proof of love (drinks) 'tis full-proof whisky, too; Stole all away and left my debts unpaid.

Through all my veins I feel the genial glow,

[Enter King
And pray Sir, whio are you? I'd wish to know.

It warms my soul
King. Perfections self, Oh! smooth that angry brow;

Bomb. (without] Ho! Distaffina, ho !
For love of thee, I've wander'd through the town,

King. Heard you that voice ?

And here am come to offer Half a crown.

.............0 yes, 'tis what's his name: Dist. Fellow, your paltry offer I despise ;

The General, send him packing as he came.
The great Bombastes' love alone I prize.

King. And is it he, and does he hither come?
King. He's but a General, damsel, I'm a King.

Ah, me! my guilty conscience strikes me dumb;
Dist. Oh! sir, that makes it quite another thing.

Where shall I go, say, whither shall I fty ?
King. And think not, maiden, I could e'er design

Hide me, Oh! hide me from his injur'd eyc.
A sum so trifling, for such charms as thine ;

Distaf. Why sure you're not alarm'd at such a thing,
No, the half crown that ting'd thy cheek with red,

He's but a General, you're a King.
Was meant, that thou should share my throne and bed.

(King scorets himself in a closet. Dist. My dream is out, and I shall soon behold

My pots and pans all turn'd to shining gold.

Bomb. Lov'd Distaffina, now, by my scars, I vow,
King. Here on my knees, those knees which ne'er Scars got, I hav'n't time to tell you how;

By all the risks my fearless heart hath run,
To men, or maids, in supplianee bent, I vow

Risks of all shapes from bludgeon, sword, or gup,
Still to remain, till you my hopes fulfil,

Steel-traps, the patrole, bailiffs, shrew, and dun;
Fix'd as the Monument on Fish-street hill.

By the great bunch of laurels on my brow,
Dist. And this I swear, as I bestow my hand,

Ne'er did thy charms exceed their present glow;
So long as e'er the Monument shall stand,

Oh! let me greet thee with a loving kiss;
So long I'm yours.-

Hell and the devil, say whose hat is this !

.Are then my wishes crown'd. (Seeing the King's hat, which he had throwen down
Dist. La ! Sir, I'd not say no for twenty pound;

when kneeling to Dislaffina. Let silly maids for love thoir favours yield,

Dist. Why, bless your silly brains, that's not a hat.
Rich one's for me, “ the King against the field.”

Bomb. No hat ?
Song, DISTAFFINA. “ IRIBH WEDDING," Dist. ............ Suppose it is, why what of that?
Queen Dido sate

A hat can do no harm witho

a head. At her palace gate,

Bomb. Whoe'er it fits, this hour I doom him dead; A darning a hole in her stocking, 0 :

Alive from hence the caitiff shall not stir :

[Discovers the King: She sung as she drew

Your most obedient humble servant, sir.
The worsted through,

King. Oh! General, Oh!
While her foot was the cradle rocking, O.


My much lov'd master, Oh!
For a babe she had,

What means all this?
By a soldier lad,

King. ........ ..... Indeed I hardly know.
Tho' history passes it over,

Dist. You hardly know, a very pretty joke,
You tell tale brat,

If kingly promises so soon are broke,
I've been a flat,

An't I to be a Queen and dress so fine ?
Your daddy has proved a rover, 0.

King. I do repent me of the foul design ;

To thee my brave Bombastes I restore
What a fool was I,

Pure Distaffina, and will never more
To be cozen'd by

Through lane or street with lawless passion rove,
A fellow not worth a penny, 0.

But give to Griskanissa all my love.
When rich ones came,

Bomb. Ho! ho! i'll love no more ; let him who can,
And ask'd the same,

Fancy the maid who fancies every man.
For I had offers from ever so many, 0.

In some lonte place I'll seek a gloomy cave,
But I'u darn my hose,

There my own hands shall dig a spacious grave;
Look out for beaux,

Then all unseen I'll lay me down and die,
And quickly get a new lover, O.

Since woman's constancy is all my eye.
So sing, rum ti tum,

[When Bombastes is about to go, Distafina takes hold And come, lads, come,

of his coat to detain him.
Then a fig for Aneas, the rover, O.

Trio.' “Oh! LADY FAIR."
King. So Orpheus sung of old, or poets lie,

Dist. Oh cruel man where are you going ?
And as the brutes were charm'd, e'en so am I; Sad are my wants, my rent is owing.
Rosy cheek'd maid, henceforth my only Queen,

Bob. I go, I go, all danger scorning,
Full soon in royal robes shalt thou be seen ;

Some death I'll die before the morning.
And through my realms I'll issue this decree,

Dist. Heigh ho! heigh ho! sad is that warning,
None shall appear of taller growth than thee,

Oh! do not die before the morning.

Then for discrimination,
Or moralization,
No girl in high station,

Can beat her at tattle:
I'll bet you a wager,
No volunteer Major
Would dare to engage her

At neat prittle prattle.
How I could ruminate,
Though in a gloomy state,
For to illuminate

My turtle dove :
But words are mere playthings,
Neat trim holiday things;
They cannot half say things

Enough for my love.
She's young and she's tender,
She's tall and she's slender ;
As straight as a fender

From the top to the toe :
Eyas like stars glittering,
Mouth always tittering,
Fingers to fit a ring,

Ne'er were made so.


Her head like a hollybower,
Cheeks like a cauliflower,
Nose like a jolly tower,

By the sea side :
Then haste 0 ye days and nights
That I may taste delights,
And with Church holy rites,

Make her my bride.

King. I'U follow him, all danger scorning,

Enter KING.

FINALE. He shall not die before the morning.

King. Scorning my proffer'd hand, he frowning fled,
Bomb. I go, I go, &c.

Distaffina. Briny tears I'U shed;
Curs'd the fair maid and shook his angry head.
Drist. Heigh ho! heigh ho, &c.

King. (rising up] I for joy shall cry too;

[Sees the boots and label (reads,) King. I'll follow, &c.

Fusbos. O'ons the King's alive, “ Who dares this pair of boots displace, (Exit Bombastes, dragging out the King and Distafina.

Bomb. Yes, and so am I too.
“ Must meet Bombastes face to face.”

Dist. It were better far,
Ha! dost thou dare me, vile obnoxious elf,

King. Thus to check your sorrow;
I'll make thy boast as bootless as thyself.

Fusb. But, if some folks please,

(Knocks down the boots.

Bomb. We'll die again to-morrow.
Whoe'er thou art, with speed prepare to go

Ta ral la ral la
SCENE, A wood.
Where I shall send thee; to the shades below.

(Take hands, and dance round. Fusios. This day is big with fate, just as I set

Bomb. (coming forward.] So have I heard on Afric's My foot across the threshold, lo! I met

burning shore,

LIVERPOOL THEATRE. A man whose squint terrific struck my view;

A hungry lion give a grievous roar; Another came, and lo! he squinted too;

The grievous roar echoed along the shore. And ere I reach'd the corner of the street,

King. So have I heard on Afric's burning shore,

TO THE EDITOR OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE.. Some ten short paces, 'twas my chance to meet Another lion give a grievous roar;

SIR,The flattering reception with which my for. A third, who squinted more; a fourth, and he And the last lion thought the first a boar.

mer episcles have been greeced, induces me to perse. Squinted more vilely than the other three :

Bomb. Am I then mock’d, now, by my fame, I swear, vere in a species of amusement'at once gratifying to Such portents met the eye when Cæsar fell, You soon shall have it.

myself, and I trust, not uninteresting to many of your [They fight.

readers. Since I last enjoyed this pleasure, " The Mer. But caution'd him in vain ; but who can tell

King. Where?

chant of Venice" has been produced on our boards in Whether these awful notices of fate,

Bom. There and there

a manner which reflects equal credit on the judgment Are meant for Kings or Ministers of state.

King. I have it sure enough ; ah! here's a hole,

of our managers, and the performance of those in au.

thority under tbem.
Song, FusBOS.
You've let the daylight in, upon my soul !

Mr. Vandenboff's Shylock is, without exception one
My lodging is in Leather-lane,
Yet ere I die, I something have to say ;

of the most perfect delineations of nature I ever wit. In a parlour that's next to the sky, Oh! my Bombastes, prithee step this way ;,

nessed; the base, designing, vindictive Jew, appears 'Tis exposed to the wind and the rain,

Oh! my Bom

(Falls on his back.

particularly ada pted to his powers, and affords ample

scope for the peculiar richness of his lower tones, as But the wind and the rain, I defy; Bomb. .........bastes he would have said,

well as a display of all those passions wbich, (despite Such love warms the coldest of spots, But e'er that word was out, his breath was filed;

of old dame Nature, who has, unfortunately, given As I feel far Scrubinda the fair; Well, peace be with him, his untimely doom

him but an indifferent stage-face,) he can pourtray so Oh! she lives by the scouring of pots, Shall thus be mark'd upon his costly tomb :

well. It may indeed, in my mind, justly be said of

him, as Pope said of Macklin, In Dyot-street, Bloomsbury-square. “ Fate crop'd him short ; for be it understood,

# This is the Jew Oh! was I a quart, pint, or gill, 6. He would have liv'd much longer, if he could."

That Shakspeare drew." To be scoured by her delicate hands,

(Retires up the stage.

His entrance in the third act, after discovering the

elopement of bis daughter, was excellent, and through. Let others possess what they will,

Enter FusBOS.

out the wbole of this difficult scene I saw nothing to Of learning, of houses, or lands : Fusb. This was the way they came, and much I fear admiration. Few men (for my own part I know of

condemn, but much, very much that excited my ardent But, ah! should she false-hearted prove,

There's mischief in the wind, what have we here? none) could have given more effect to the speech" To Suspended I'll dangle in air, King Artaxominous bereft of life;

bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else it will seed A victim to delicate love, Here'll be a pretty tale to tell his wife.

my revenge.”. &c.; and the extreme of rage and joy In Dyot-street, Bloomsbury-square. [Ex. Fusb.

that alternately, agitated bis inhuman breast, during his Bomb. (coming forward] A pretty tale, but not for the conference with Tubal, was beautifully represented. Enter BOMBASTES, preceded by a fifer, playing to tell,

Though great exertion both of body and mind be re. “ Michael Wiggins." For thou shalt quickly follow him to hell;

quisite to sustain this arduous character through the Bomb. Gentle musician, let thy dulcet strain There, say I sent you, and I hope he's well.

first, second, and third acts, the fourth puts the skill of

a performer still further and more severely to the test; Proceed, play “Michael Wiggins" once again ;

Fusb. No; thou thyself shalt thy own message bear; and if he be not a man of extraordinary abilities, he Musie's the food of love: begone, give o'er, Short is the journey ; thou wilt soon be there;

must here inevitably fail. Before the Venetian court For I must fatten on that food no more, And say, I did thy business to a hair. (They fight,

of justice, Mr Vandenhoff exhibited a complete_mas.

ter piece of the histrionic art; his answer to the Duke, My happiness is chang'd to doleful dumps,

Bomb. Oh! Fusbos, Fusbos, I am diddled quite ; commencing
Whilst happy Michael all thy cards are trumps :

Dark clouds come o'er my eyes, farewell, good night !! " I have possessed your Grace of what I purpose;
So should some youth by fortune's blest decress,
Good night, my mighty soul's inclin'd to roam,

And by onr holy sabbath have I sworn,

To have the due and forfeit of my bond:
Possess at least a pound of Cheshire cheese,
So give my compliments to all at home.

If you deny it, let the danger light
And beat some favourite party to regale,
(Lies down by the King, leaving sufficient room for

Upon your charter, and your city's freedom,"

was spoken in a very superior style, and his sarcastic 1.ays in a kilderkin or so of ale ;

Fusbos to stand between them.

replies to Bassanio and Gratiano, told most admirably. So angry fate in one unlucky hour,

Fusbos. And o'er thy tomb a monument shall rise,

The anxiety with which he listened to Doctor Porria's Some hungry cats may all the cheese devour, Where heroes yet unknown shall feast their

barangue on the attributes of mercy, the beartfele ec.

eyes; And the loud thunder turn the liquor sour.

tasy he manifested at the interpretation of the law in And this short epitaph that speaks thy fame,

bis favour, with his subsequent disappointment and (Hangs his boots to an arm of the tree, and forms his will also there immortalize my name :

vexation, were finely delineated; but when he became sash into a noose. “ Here lies Bombastes, stout of heart and limb;

acquainted with all the maddening circumstances of

his real situation, when the scales, for a short time held Alack! alack! and well-a-day!

“ He conquered all but Fusbos !-Fusbos conquer'd exultingly in his eager band, dropt upon the stage, That e'er a man should make himself away;


every acom of his nacure seemed in a moment paraThat ever man for woman false should die,

lysed, and the lines Enter DISTAFFINA, sceing the bodies.

« Nay take my lite and all, pardon not that: As trany bave, and so, and so wont I. Dist. Oh! wretched maid, oh! miserable fate,

You take my house, when you do take the prop No, I'll go mad; 'gainst all I'll rent my rage,

That doth sustain my house ; you take my life

When you do take the means whereby I live,"
And with this wicked wanton world a woful war 1'u I've just arriv'd in time to be too late ;
What now shall hapless Distaffina do ?

were given in a way that beggars all description. His wage; Curse on all morning dreams that conie so true.

blanched cheek, his broken utterance almost choked [Takes out of his pocket-book a piece of paper, and writcs Fusb. Go, beauty, go; thou source of woe to man,

with the most excruciating agony, and “the big round

tears" that coursed each other down his manly face, in the following couplet, attaching it to his boots. And get another lover where you can ;

spite of our indignation at his previous conduct, con“Who dares this pair of boots displace, The crown now sits on Griskanissa's head :

sirained us to heave a responsive sigb; while we de"Must meet Bombastes face to face." To her I'll gomento

tested the man, we could not avoid giving him with

our hate for his deeds, our sympathy in his sufferings. Thus do I challenge all the human race.

Dist. .........But are you sure they are dead? The taunts of Gratiano appeared to sink deep into his (Retires up the stage. Fusb. Yes, dead as herrings; herrings that are red.

tortured soul, and bis final exit presented a genuine

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COPERNICAN SYSTEM OP ASTRONOMY PROSCRIBED the correct feeling of his acting, that, I am credibly informed, many persons behind the scenes wept profusely. Highly, however, as I estimate this gentleman's tá

The one end of a rope fasten over a beam,

That the immortal, but the unfortunate Galileo lents, he has, notwithstanding, some defects, which, And make a slip noose at the other extreme; was imprisoned for insisting on the motion of the earth as they are observable in most things he does, I shali Then just underneath let a cricket be set,

round the sun, as its primary--if that were the true take leave to point out. It is obvious, that whatever

On which let the lover most manfully get;

cause of his imprisonment–is well known : also, that an actor has to say, should be distinctly communicated

since that time, by a rescript of Benedict XIV. the to the audience; in this respect Mr. V. is often very

Then over his head let the snecket be got,

Copernican System has been allowed to be taught culpably negligent, and instead of letting his hearers And under one ear be well settled the knot, among Catholics hypothetically only, not positively, know all he has to say, frequently conveys the close of The cricket kick down, let him take a fair swing,

The pretence for this rejection of science and truth is a his sentences down his throat; thus preventing persons

veneration for Scripture, or rather for a version, that unacquainted with the text, the enjoyment they might

And leave all the rest of the work to the string. in the Romish church holds the place of Scripture, otherwise derive from his chaste and beautiful recita

wherein it is said, the sun stayed at the command of tion of, sometimes, nearly a whole line of exquisitely

Joshua ; and elsewhere," the sun rises and the sun sets

, fine poetry. He has likewise, in my opinion, somewhat

but the earth abideth ever;" or, as they render it, the too much of that stage-pacing system which rarely

Chess. ,

earth standeth still, or reposeth, ever. Whether this gives dignity, but often destroys it, and I am astonished

prohibition will be persisted in, is likely to be brocght that an actor so highly gifted as himself, should ever

Ludimus effigiem belli.”........... VIDA.

to the test before long. Sig. Settele, Professor at the think of employing an artificial voice,

Archi-Gymnasio della Sapienza,

proposed, on the invia Bassanio, bating a little bad reading, was very res

tation of his superiors, to print his course of Astronomy, peotably played by Mr. Bass, Gratiano could not

in which the circulation of the earth as a planet was

GAME LII. have had a more able representative than Mr. Browne.

taught positively, not hypothetically. The inspector Launcelot Gobbo was well supported by Mr. Tayleure.

of books previous to publication, has withheld his perMrs. Bartley has added considerably to her celebrity

mission for printing this work, and consequently has by her personation of Portia; nor should Miss Grant,

The White are to checkmate, in FIVE Moves, with the prevented its publication, under the authority of the as Nerissa, pass unnoticed. Miss Hammersly sung Queen's Bishop's Pawn.

decision and rescript above referred to. It is said, very sweetly in Jessica; the duet with Mr. Larkin in

that the author has determined to obtain a definitive the last act was charmingly executed.

determination on this point from the Congregations of

(Lolli, page 544.) Yours truly,

the Holy Office, and of the Index Expurgatorius. Liverpool, 14th July, 1820. DRAMATICUS.



It may be within the recollection of our readers that

“ wicked Will. Whiston," as Swift called hin, pro81

posed to ascertain the longitude by means of great fires 18 kindled in places distant from each other. Something

not very unlike his notion seems to be in the way for 2

17 being realized, by a late invention of M. Schumacher,

, a 9


new species of rocket, which is much larger than a ConPoetry.

greve rocket, and rises to a prodigious height; when ar

rived at the extreme point of elevation, it bursts, and

G The following pretty little Song is from the Opera of

15 spreads a light so lively that it may be seen at the dis

tance of thirty leagues. The inventor discharged seve the Lady of the Manor, which was deservedly popular

ral of these rockets from the little island of Hielm in the about thirty years ago.


4. Cattegat. His brother was, meanwhile, at the obser.

vatory at Copenhagen ; and, although nearly thirty VIVE LA BAGATELLE.

leagues off, and provided only with an ordinary tele. 3

scope, he discerned them very distinctly,

stars of the first magnitude. This experiment, with In vain the Grave and Wise,

a The Thoughtful and the Sage,

others, is taken as an excellent method of executing 12

signals, and very useful for measuring the largest arts Would teach us to despise

of a circle.
The joys that suit our age;

1 On this subject we may be allowed to suggest a cau.

tion : on occasion of the peace of 1763, among other Youth's the season to be gay,

7 6 5 43 2 1 tokens of rejoicing, it was proposed to discharge six Then laugh each Beau and Belle,

thousand of the most powerful rockets at the same in. To joy we'll give the day,


stant; and observers were desired in all parts to watch ! Ah!_Vive la Bagatelle !

the moment of the explosion, and to transmit their ob

servations. This was done by correspondents, some of The laughing hours invite


them as far off as Wales, who described the bearings, To sport while young and gay;

effect, &c. of these powerful luminaries, which, after WHITE.

BLACK With love and soft delight

all, were not discharged. 1 Castle

1 King ....747 Our minutes pass away.

2 Kniglit 5-6+ 2 King ....8-6 Old age and care they say

8-4+ 3 Knight ..8--5

O'ertake each Beau and Belle,
4 Queen ....7–5+ 4 Knight ..7-5

A. M. Hoene Wronsky complains in the Gazette de Who'd meet such foes half way, 5 Pawn ....7–5+MATE.

France of the illiberality of the British nation in not Ah!_Vive la Bagatelle !


him the reward of £90,000 proposed by Par

liament for the discovery of the longitude. This per

Scientific Records. son declares that he has established a new lunar theory, The two following little pieces are by DEAN SWIFT.

which gives the solution required.” Proud of his dis

covery, he hastened from Paris to London, where he. VARIATION OF THE MAGNETIC NEEDLE. A RECIPE FOR COURTSHIP.

immediately waited upon Sir Joseph Banks, who referFrom the mean of daily observations on the magnetic red him to Dr. Young, by whom he says "every thing

needle this year, it has been found to decrease about 2' is done at the board of longitude.” In the mean time, Two or three dears, and two or three sweets,

in its western course, compared with observations made all his instruments, in spite of his remonstrances, were Two or three balls, and two or three treats ; last year; but whether this recession will be progressive taken from the custom-house, and exposed to the board Two or three serenades giv’n as a lure,

is a question of considerable importance, and which of longitude, who, after having minutely examined Two or three oaths how much they endure.

must be decided by further observations; if so, the them, discovered his secret, and then, coolly returning

magnetic needle may be said to have arrived at its maxi-them to him, informed him that his discovery was not Two or three messages sent in one day,

mum variation westward. The mean variation of the new, and that the board had entertained a similar idea.. Two or three times led out from the play, magnetic needle at the close of 1819, was 24° 36' W. M. Wronsky complains, that not only was he refused Two or three soft speeches made by the way


the parliamentory reward, but even his expenses to LonTwo or three tickets for two or three times,

don were not paid, which, he says, was the more unA subterraneous cemetery of very remote antiquity, just, as the English unfairly obtained a knowledge of Two or three love-letters writ all in rhymes ; was lately discovered by a farmer on the Carmichael his lunar theory, and his theory of refractions. We Two or three months keeping strict to these rules, estate, near Hyndford Bridge, between Douglas and should be glad that the board of longitude would reply Can never fail making a couple of fools.

Lanark. Several stone coffins have been found. to M. Wronsky's statements,



being high steward of England, having a ward's shrine, and there offered. After

white rod in his hand; and the Lord Wil- which offering was done, she withdrewe her CORONATION OF ANNE BOLEYN. liam Howard, with the rod of the marshall- into a little place made for that purpose on

ship, and every Knight of the Garter had one side of the queere. Now in the meane (Concluded from our last.) his collar of the order. Then proceeded season every Duchess put on bonot a coro

forth the Queene, in a circote and robe of nell of golde wrought with flowers, and On Whitsunday, the 1st of June, the purple velvet, furred with irmine, in her every Marchionesse put on a demi-coronell maior, clad in crimson velvet, with his col- hayre coife, and circlet as shee had on Sa- of golde wrought with flowers, and every lar, and all the aldermen and sheriffes in turday; and over her was borne the canopye, Countesse a plain circle of golde wrought scarlet, and the counsell of the city, took by foure of the cinque ports all in crimson, with flowers, and every Kinge at Armes their barge at the crane by seven of the with points of blew and red hanging over put on a crowne of copper and gilt, all clocke, and came to Westminster, where their sleeves, and the Bishops of London which were worne till right. they were welcommed and brought into the and Winchester bare up the lapets of the When the Queene had a little reposed hall, by M. Treasurer, and other the Kinges Queene's robe; and her train, which was her, the company in the same order that house, and so gave their attendance till the very long, was borne by the old Duchesse they set forth, and the Queene went crownQueen should come forth: between eight of Norfolk; after her followed Ladies, be- ed, and so did the ladies aforesaid, her and pine of the clock she came into the ing Lords wives, which had circotes of right hand was sustained by the Earle of hall, and stood under the cloth of estate, scarlet, with narrow sleeves, the breast all Wiltshire, her father, and her left by the and then came in the Kinge's chappell, and lettice, with barres of pouders according to Lord Talbot, deputy for the Earle of the monks of Westminster, all in rich copes, their degrees, and over that they had man- Shrewsbury, and Lord Furnivall, his father. and many bishops and abbots in copes and tles of scarlet, furred, and every mantle And when she was out of the sanctuary mitres, which went into the midst of the had lettice about the necke, like a necker- within the pallace, the trumpets played hall, and there stood a season; then was chiefe, likewise poudered, so that by their marveylous freshly, and so shee was brought there a ray eloth spread from the Queene's pouderings their degrees might be knowne. to Westminster-hall, and so to her withstanding in the hall, through the palace Then followed Ladies, being Knights wives, drawing chamber, during which the Lordes, and sanctuary, whieh rayled on both sides in gownes of scarlet, with narrow sleeves Judges, Maior, and Aldermen, put off their . to the high altar of Westminster ; after the without traines, only edged with lettice; robes, mantles, and cloaks, and took their ray cloth was cast, the officers of armes likewise had all the Queene's gentlewomen. hoods from their necks, and cast them about appointed the order accustomed : first went When she was thus brought to the high their shoulders, and the Lordes' sate only Gentlemen, the Esquires, then Knights, the place made in the middest of the church in their sircoates, and the Judges and AlAldermen of London, in their clokes of between the queere and the high altar, shee dermen in their gownes, and all the Lordes scarlet cast over their gownes of scarlet. was set in a riche chaire, and after that that served that day, served in theif sirAfter them the Judges, in their mantles of shee had rested awhile, shce descended coates, and their hoods about their shoulscarlet and coifes : then followed the downe unto the high altar, and there pros- ders, Also divers officers of the King's Knights of the Bath, being no Lords, every trated herself, while the Archbishop of Can- house, being no Lordes, had circoates man having a white lace on his left sleeve: terbury said certain collects over her. Then and hoods of scarlett edged with minives, then followed the Barons and Viscounts in shee arose, and the Archbishop anointed as Treasurer, Controller, and Master of the their Parliament robes of scarlet: after her on the head and on the breast: and Jewell-house, but their circotes were rot them came Earles, Marquesses, and Dukes, then shee was led up agayn to her hayre, gilt

. While the Queene was in her chamin their robes of estate of crimson velvet, where, after divers orisons said, the Arch-ber, every Lord and other that ought to do furred with ermine, poudred according to bishop satt the crown of St. Edward on her service at the coronation, did prepare them their degrees : after them came the Lord head, and then delivered her the sceptre of according to their dutie, as Duke of SufChancellor in a robe of scarlet, open be- golde in her right hand, and the rod of folke, High Steward of England, which fore, bordered with littice; after him came ivory, with the dove in the left hand, and was richly apparalled, his doublet and jacket the Kinge’s chappell, and the monkes so- then all the queere sung Te Deum, &c.; sett with orient pearle, his gowne crimson lemnly singing with procession : then came which done, the Bishop took off the crowne velvet embroidered, his courses trapped Abbots and Bishops mitred, then Serjeants of St. Edward, being heavie, and sett on with close trapper head, and all the ground and Officers at Armes ; then the Maior of her head the crowne made for her, and so of crimson velvet, set full of letters of golde London, with his mace, and Garter, in his went to masse ; and when the offering was of goldesmith's worke, ha a long white Coate of armes ; then the Marques Dorset, began, shee descended downe and offered, rod in his hand; on his left hand rode the in his robe of estate, which bare the scepter being crowned, and so ascended up againe. Lord William, deputy for his brother, as of gold, and the Earl of Arundal, which and sate in her chaire till Agnus was said, Earle Marshall, with the Marshall's rod, bare the rod of ivorie, with the dove, both and then she went downe and kneeled be- whose gown was crimson velvet, and his together; then alone the Earle of Oxford, fore the high altar, where shee received of horse trapper purple velvet cutt on white high chamberlaine of England, which bare the Archbishop the holy sacrament, and sattine, embrodered with white lions. The the crowne; after him the Duke of Suf. then went up to the place againe : after Earle of Oxford was high Chamberlaine ; folke, in his robe of estate, for that day that masse was done, she went to St. Ed- the Earle of Essex, carver; the Earle of


Sussex, sewer; the Earle of Arundele, the midst of the hall, sate the Lord Chan- | London brought a standing cup of golde, chiefe butler, on whom twelve citizens of cellor, and other temporal Lordes, on the set in a cup of assay of golde, after that she London did give their attendance at the right hand of the table, in their circotes; had drunke, shee gave the Maior the cup, cupboard ; the Earle of Darby; cupbearer; and on the left side of the same table sate with the cap of assay, because there was no the Viscount Lisle, painter ; the Lord Bur- Bishops and Abbots, in their parliament cover, according to the elaime of the city, geiny, chief larder; the Lord Bray, almoner robes; beneath them sate Judges, Serjeants, thanking him and all his brethren for their for him and his copartners; and the Maior and the Kinges Councell; beneath them paine. Then shee got under her canopie with of Oxford kept the buttery bar; and Tho- the Knights of the Bathe. At the table on bells and all to the Barons of the ports, mas Wiat was chosen ewerer, for Sir Henry the left hand, in the middle part, sate according to their claime, with great thankes; Wiat, his father,

Duchesses, Marquesses, Countesses, Baron- then the Maior of London, bearing his cup When all these things were ready and esses, in their robes, and other ladies in in his hand, with his brethren, went through ordered, the Queene, under her canopye, circotes, and gentlewomen in gownes; all the Hall to their barge, and so did all the came into the hall and washed, and satte which gentlewomen and ladies sate on the other noblemen and gentlemen, for it wa down in the middest of her table, under left side of the table along, and none on sixe of the clocke. her cloth of estate : on the right side of her the right side ; and when all were thus sett, chaire stood the Countesse of Oxford, they were incontinent served so quickly, widdow; and on her left hand stood the that it was marvellous, for the servitors

In the course of last summer a number of workmen Countesse of Worcester, all the dinner sea- gave so good attendance, that meat nor being engaged in digging in field in the parish of son, which divers times in the dinner time drink, nor any thing else needed to be called quantity of ancient coins, and other articles, of fine sild did hold a fine cloth before the Queene's for, which in so great a multitude was mar

ver: as nine bracelets of four different shapes; also sil.

ver chains, which apparently were used as bracelets face, when shee list to spit, or do otherwise vell. As touching the fare, there could be Among 242 coins, the inscriptions on which were still at her pleasure ; and at the tables end sate devised no more costly dishes nor subtilities. legible, 87 were of the Anglo-Saxons, and, except three, the Archbishoppe of Canterbury; on the The Maior of London was served with of the reign of his father Edgar ; 83 bear date of ele

year 1003. The remainder, except two Cufic coins, right hand of the Queene, and in the mid- four-and-twenty dishes at two courses, and one of the year of the Hegira 286, the other of the year dest between the Archbishoppe and the so were his brethren, and such as sate at 308, are German, struck under the reigns of the empe

rors Otho I. and II. and the empress Adelaide. This Countesse of Oxford, stood the Earle of his table.

intelligence may prove interesting to British collectors Oxford, with a white staff, all dinner time; The Queene had at her second course We know that a publication on this subject was in for

whose series of the Anglo-Saxon coins is not complete. and at the Queene's feete under the table, four-and-twenty dishes, and thirtie at the ward preparation, and some of the plates engraved, by sate two gentlewomen all dinner time. third course; and betweene the last courses, but how far his plan was persevered in after the decease When all these things were thus ordered, the kinges of armes, crowned, and other of the learned author, we do not know. The Royal

Cabinet of Antiquities at Stockholm is in possession of came in the Duke of Suffolke, and the Lord officers of armes, cryed largesse in three the antiquities thus accidentally obtained. William Howard, on horseback, and the parles of the hall, and after stood in their Serjeapts of Armes before them; and after place, which was in the bokens of the

Miscellanies. them the sewer, and then the Knights of Kinge's Bench; and on the right hand out Extraordinary Surgical Operation. The most sur. the Bathe, bringing in the first course, which of the Cloyster of St. Stephen's Chappell prising and most honourable operation of surgery ever was eight-and-twenty dishes, besides sub- was made a little closet, in which the Kinge, by M. Richerand, by taking away a part of the ribs and tilities, and shippes made of waxe, mar- with divers ambassadors, stoode to beholde and not ignorant of the danger he ran in this operation veylous gorgeous to beholde, all which the service. The Duke of Suffolke, and being had recourse to; but he also knew that his disortime of service the trumpets standing in the Lord William, rode oftentimes about cancer on the internal surface of the ribs and of the the window at the nether end of the hall, the hall, cheering the Lords, Ladies, and pleura, which continually produced enormous fungosi. played. When she was served of two Mair, and his brethren. After they in the the actual cautery. M. Richerand was obliged to lay dishes, then the Archbishoppes service was hall had dined, they had wafers and ipocrase the pleura, and to cut away all the cancerous part of set downe, whose server came equal with and then they washed, and were commanded that membrane. As soon as he had made the openthe third dish of the Queene's service on to rise and stand still in their places before day great suffering and distressing shortness of breath ;

ing, the air rushing into the chest occasioned the first his left hand. After that the Queene and the tables or on the formes, till the Queene pericardium, which was as transparent as glass, and the Archbishoppe were served, the Barons had washed. When shee had taken wafers could assure himself of the total insensibility of both.

Much serous fluid flowed from the wound, as long as it of the ports began at the table at the right and ipocrase, the table was taken up, and remained open; but it filled up slowly by means of the band next the wall. Then at the table sate the Earle of Rutland brought up the sur-adhesion of the lung with the pericardium and the

fleshy granulations that were formed in it. At length the masters and clearkes of the chauncerie, nape, and laid it on the boords end, which the patient got so well, that on the twenty-seventh day and beneath them other doctors and gens immediately was drawn and cast by Maister after the operation, he could not resist the desire of tlemen. The table next the wall on the Read, Marshall of the Hall, and the Queene the ribs that had been taken from him, and in three or

four days afterwards he returned home, and went about left hand by the cupboard was begun by washed, and after the Archbishoppe; and his ordinary business. The success of M. Richerand is the Maior and Alderman, the Chamberlaine after the surnape was withdrawne, then shee the more important, because it will authorise in other and Councell of the City of London; and rose, and stood in the middest of the hall would appear impossible and we shall be less afraid of beneath them sate substantiall Merchants, place, to whora the Earle of Sussex in penetrating into the interior of the chest. M. Riche

rand even hopes, that by opening the pericardium itself, and so downwarde other worshipfull per- goodly spice plate, brought a void of spices and using proper injections, we may cure a disease that

has hitherto always been fatal, the dropsy of that cavity. sons. At the table on the right hand, in and confections. After him the Maior of) - Thomson's Annals.

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