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generally relieved by loose irregular curls, Rowing | her not to have that insariable fondness for ornaour them, or by ringlets falling from the crown ments so common in our days. How inexpressof the head, on the left side, below the ear. The libly interesting they appear in a simple, yet hair is now much ornamented, and innumerable elegant undress. Fair ladies, when you send articles for this purpose are offered at the shrine me your portraits, paint yourselves thus. of taste and fashion ; amidst which the small Shall I require that my wife should be pretty ? bunch of silver grapes, and gold hop-flower, || It is now that my hand trembles.-Well, upon placed in front of the hair as a diadem, alıracts reflection, let her be pretty. What I call a me the m'ist; I enclose one of each, baing de- || pretty woman, is she whose countenance antermined that you shall reign the Queen of Truro nounces a mixture of wit and sensibility; whose Ren's, Bills, and Belles. Perhaps I should not air is mild and prepossessing, joined with an anibe thus good-natured were I, as formerly, your mated and playful physiognomy; she who in all neighbour; but who cares for a rival at a dis her words and actions displays a certain grace tance?
which may be felt but cannot be described. I do Pray tell your brother (if one dare speak on not wish for a celebrated beauty; it would be tco the flippant subject of dress to mer) that he must much for ine to have all the men my enemies. Jay aside his odious black Brutus, that scarce any She must be neither too tall, nor too short; it gentleman appears in public without powder; || gives them an apperance of solemnity, which I do and that he must not wear the frills of his shirt not like. Brown or fair, the bark is of, little plaited. That he may see Miss Sparks to her consequence. chair, pick up her fan if it falls, pay her a few I would not have her a wit, giving a decisive old school compliments, and run to her assistance | opinion upon every subject; much less would I in a case of extremity; for the apathetical negli- || have her a learned woman. Madame Dacier gence, and affected indifference which has dis would have driven me mad; I would as soon tinguished polished men for some few years back, || marry Sanmaisens, or Cassaubon ; neither have I is now on the decline.
forgotten that in the time of Martial, women I must not conclude my epistle without telling committed errors in their writings. you that the stuff gowns, which a whim of cousin
Education, however, is of too much importMary's brought into being, in the early part of ance to our happiness in life, for me to wish my the winter, are now to be seen in every street, wife to be deficient in it. I would then require Jane, and avenue. Don't wear your crinison that her mind be cultivated; that she have some gown (which I used to call the attic counterpane) | knowledge of great events that are passed, and in any genteel party, they are here considered very
that she be disposed to take some interest in those canailish, and are, in truth, but the refuse of last
that pass during her time. I do not require that winter. I think, dear Julia. I have now emptied | she should have read Vopiscus or Ducange; but my budget of intelligence; bu: just let me whis
I would not like her to take Fredegonde for a per you by way of Gazette Extraordinary, that it Roman, or Cornelia for a Greek. To marry a is so much the fashion to look pale, that very woman without education is to link oneself, fine rouge may be purchased at half-a-crown per while living to a corpse : pot; and first rates use a sort of lotion, to promote that interesting and sickly shade of the
J'y veut un autre point, lily, which has of late subdued the rose.
Oh C'est de l'esprit ; car les sote maiment point. what a world of extremes is a world of fashion !
By wit, I mean that facility of saying agreeable Adieu, ma belle amie! need my pen assure things which entwine us, hy awaking in our you that I am now and ever, your faithful and minds several ideas or several sensations. For this attached
a chaste taste is necessary. ELIZA.
She must be modest and even rather diffident:
I could not support those brazen looks which ADVERTISEMENT FOR A WIFE.
appear to rival men in confidence.
Let her be inodest and chaste, without however WRITTEN IN THE STYLE OF THE SPECTATOR.
resembling those dragons of prudery, who take The most general fault among women is up arms against what they ought not to know. coquetry ; it would make me despise them, if it I would wish her to have an affectionate heart, were possible to despise what one loves. I would and an obliging disposition; without the one, there then wish my wife, without being divested of can be no happiness in the marriage state, and, that desire of pleasing which embellishes the sex, without the other, it may be compared to assiste to have nothing of the coquette.
ing at a banquet without being invited. The desire of appearing well dressed is not pre With respect to age, I wish her to be neither cisely coquetry; but I would, however, wish under eighteen, nor above thirty-five. Younger No. XIV. Vol. II.
than this, she would be too inex: erienced; older, l' conversation of my friends, and reading when I she would be too knowing. I would not have ! have no better occupa'i»n. I detest gambling an old woman, one must rickle her to make her both by taste and judyment, without blaming laugh, and I have lost that custom).
those who derive amusement from it. My lastes With respect to fortune, she must have at least do not change, I shall be the same to-morrow as a hundred and fifty pou
a year. It will be
I was yesterday. thought perhaps, that I require 100 much; but Notwithstanding the contrasts which perhaps I cannot helpit. 1, however, declare that there this picture contains, I pleise many people, are some things which might induce ine to change even sensible women. I have also friends, and a little, and this reflection has deterinined me in these friends possess merit, and are universally ask for the portrait of all those who have any esseemed. Whether you wish to augment the pretensions to become my beloved consort. number, or if you decline, The above letter having run through the world,
&c. many auwers were made to it; but the only one
HARMONICA FRANKHEIRT. preserved, is the following:
BIRTIS, I am about four feet eight inches hig'i, rather
Her Imperial Majesty, Concert to his Mainclined to emlonpoint; my shoulders are low and
jesty the Emperor of all the Russias, of a Grand broad, my tigure tolerably well made and pro
Duchess. portioned, at least I am told co; my face is long,
At Atherstone-Hall, Warwickshire, the Right my forehead high, my hair not absolutely flowing i Hon. Lady Grey, of a son. in silken curls, my eye-brows bushy, iny eyes of
Ai Dublin, her Grace The Duchess of Bed. a light hazel, rather large than small, rather long ford, of a son. than round; a lively countenance; my rose The Countess of Loudon and Moira, of a son rather broad, my mouth wide, my lips rather
and heir, which died the following day. thick, but ross; my teeth white, but not quite
In Grosvenor-square, the Duchess of Mon. gular, my complexion pale, with a few red
trose, of a son. This child, although not the D-es which appear now and then. You will
heir apparent to the family estates, becomes enprobably say this debut is not inade to please. I
entitled to considerable property, by the bequest allow, Sir, that in this descripưion there is nothing l of a near relative. pretiy, but I give it as it is. The remainder of
At his house, in Harley-street, the Lady of the portrait is equally just.
the Hon. General Sir Arthur Wellesley, of a son My fortune is limited, having only the hope of
and heir. one day enjoying about a hundred a year; my
The Lady of Colonel Beaumont, of Bretion. education las not been very brilliant, conse
Hall, near Barnsley, of a son, at his house, in quently my mind is little cultivated, but I be
Portman-square. lieve it to be just; my disposition is gay, hasty,
In Welbeck-street, the Lady of Colonel P. and frank; my imagination lively, my heart
Dillon, of a daughter. good, my ideas rather singular, but my conduct
In Dublin, the Hon. Mrs, Clinton, of a uniform, giving way to circumstances, and readily
daughter. conforming my disposition to that of those with
The Lady of the Earl of Enniskillen, of a son whom I live. I possess much sensitility, and I
and hcir. am easily affected; I am a stranger to deception,
At the house of the Rev. Dr. Il land, in and only say what I think; I hate no one, few
Gower-street, the Honourable Mrs. Holland, of a people amuse me, no one tires me; I delight in
daughter. rendering service, and am always willing, without
At Kentish Town, the Lady of Colonel Symes, appearing to hurry myself, and nothing dis
M. P. of a daughter. courages me when my object is to oblige. 1 have little value for money, and know how to manage it, but never regret spending it. I am meat by choice, without being elegant; fond of
MARRIED. order, principally in essential things, for I am At St. George's Church, Hanover-square, Sir sometimes deficient in it in trifies. I am fond of David Fleming, Bart. of the county of Cuniber. society though I live alone; my employments land, to Miss Fleming, daughter and sole heiress compensate me for every thing. I shun, when of the late Sir Michael Le Fleming, Bart, of I have it in my power, what is called the grear Rydall-Ilail, in Westmoreland, and grand-daughworld. My predominant tastes are music, paint ter of Thomas Howard, the late Eurl of Suffolk ing, writing, the various works of my sex, the and Berkshire.
The Hon. and Rev. Edward Taylor, brother to , and brave Capt. Henry Blackwood, the confithe Marquis of Headfurt, to Miss St. Leger, eldest
dential friend of the most illustrious Lord Nel. daughter of Colonel St. Leger, and niece to Vis son, especially in the glorious battle of Trafalcount Doneraile.
gar. She is succeeded in her furtune and title by At Barham Court, the seat of the Right Hon. her eldest son, the Hon. Sir James Blackwood, Lord Barham, William Henry Hoare, Esq. eldest now Lord Dufferin and Claneboye. soni of Henry Hoare, Esq. to Miss Noel, eldest General Paoli, at a very advanced age, at his daughter of Gerard Noel Noel, Esq. of Exton house near the Edgeware Road-famous for the Park, Ratlandshire, and grand-daughter of Lord part he took in the affairs of Corsica, in the reign Barham. The ceremony was performed in Teston of Louis the Fifteenth, and the godfather of BoChurch, by the Rev. Gerard Noel, the Lady's naparte. brother; after the ceremony, the happy pair set Near Wooler, in Northumberland, aged 70, Sir out for Mitcham Grove.
Patrick Claud Ewins, Bart. who forinerly married At St. James's Church, by special licence, the Signora Centuci, a Neapolitan lady, by whom he Right Hon. Lord Bayot, to the Right Hon. Laily had issue an only son, born at Eagie II:ll SomerLouisa Legge, eldest daughter of the Earl of setshire ; this son marrying without his father's Dartmouth. The ceremony was performed by il consent, the latter formed the resolution, and the Hon. and Rev. the Dean of Windsor.
did dispose of all his estates, and invested the The Rev. J. J. Hume, Rector of West King.
whole produce therof in the public funds, and ston, Wilts, to Miss Lydia Lane, youngest
withdrew into very humble retirement about 40 daughter of the late Thomas Lane, Esq. of years since, leaving his son (since deceased) the Grittleton-house, in the same county.'
scaniy pittance of 401. a year, and whom he never At Wotton-under-Edge, Granville Hastings afterwards could be prevailed upon to be reconcilWheeler, Esq. to Miss Jane Tattersall.
ed to, or see. At Wolterion, in Norfolk, the Hon. and Rev. At Great Yarmouth, the Lady of Admiral William Wodehouse, to Miss Hussey, eldest
Edgar. daughter of Thomas Hussey, Esq. of Galtrim, The Lady of Wyndham Knatchbull, Esq. of in Ireland.
Russell-place, and sister of Sir Edward Knalche Al Stoke Newington, the Rev. William Par bull, Bart. ker, M. A. of Christ's College, Cambridge, to At Oxon, near Tadcaster, Yorkshire, in her Miss Ann Gaskin, daughter of the Rev. Dr. 101st year, Mrs. Siddall. She retained all her Gaskin, Rector of that parish.
faculties till the hour of her death. Al Castle M'Garratt, in the county of Mayo, Miles Southern Branthwayt, Esq. of Taverin Ireland, by special licence, the Hon. Henry | ham, in the county of Norfolk. Augustus Dillon, to Miss Browne, eldest daugh At Southborough, near Tunbridge, Lieuteter of D. G. Browne, Esq. of the same place. nant-Colonel James Howell, aged 61.
Capt. Hale, of the Royal North Gloucester In Ireland, aged 75, the Rev. Jolin Lever, only Milizia, to Lady Theodosia Bourke, sister of the brother of the late Sir Ashton Lever, and father Earl of Mayo.
of Darcy Lever, Esq. Adjutant of the Leeds Vo.. At Farnborough, in Warwickshire, Sir Charles Junteers. Murdaunt, Bart. to Miss Holbech, eldest daugh At his seat at Hampstead-Hall, George Birch, ter of William Holbech, E q.
Esq. one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace At Manchester, James Bellairs, Esq.of Derby, for the county of Stafford. banker, to Miss Peel, eldest daughter of Lau At her brother's house, in Bloomsbury-square, rence Peel, Esq. of Ardwick Green, and niece of Miss Smith, sister of Sir Nash Grose, aged 74. Sir Robert Peel, Bart. M. P.
At Brent Bridge, on the Edgeware Road, Mr. At South Shields, Mr. James Dempster, George Bell, who prophesied the destruction of grocer, to Miss Mary Bruce, of North Shields, | London more than 40 years ago, and who made after a courtship of more than 20 years.
so remaikable an appearance when giving his evidence, during a late Sessions at the Old Bailey.
At Edmonton, the wife of Mr. Brigg, soliciDIED.
tor. The death of this lady was occasioned by an At her house in Hinde-street, Manchester- | accident, from which so lamentable a result was square, the Right Hon. B.roness Dufferin and not to be apprehended.-A few weeks since, in Claneboye, of Down, Ireland - Her Ladyship | adjusting a skewer used in trussing a pheasant, died at the age of 80 years, leaving issue five sons she perforated her thumb, and the bird being in and four daughters, all married, and by them 15 a slight degree tainted, an inflammation ensued, grand-children. She was mother of the gallant which terminated in her death,
At Helfast, Ireland, Mrs. White, of the Bel At Bath, Mr. Long, the Gentleman whom fast Theatre.--A woman of most exemplary con Foote introduced in the character of Mr. Flint, duct and meekness of disposition, which gained in his Comedy of The Maid of Bath.-He died and secured her the love and esteem of all who worth more than 200,0001. the bulk of which he knew her-She was one of the infant pupils of the has left to Miss Long, the only daughter of Sir celebrated Garrick, and her father (a Mr. Simp- James Tilney Long, just entered her 17th year, son, of Aberdeen, in Scotland, where Mr.White and who before this windfall was the richest has left several near relations, of the most re heiress in the united kingdom. spectable families), was Mr. G.'s assistant and At his house, in Park-street, Grosvenor-square, most particular friend.
aged 88, Henry Sutherland, one of the Pages of At Clifton, Lady Hesketh, widow of Sir T. the Presence to her Majesty. Hesketh, Bart. of Rufford Hall, Lancashire. At his house, at Shepperton, Fletcher Read, This was the lady to whom so many of the letters | Esq. of pugilistic memory.--After spending a of the poet Cowper are addressed.
convivial evening with his “ chosen few," he was At Chelsea, Samuel Wyatt, Esq. the cele- found in his bed a lifeless corpse. brated architect.
At Dresden, aged 74, M. John Christopher At Chastleton, in the county of Oxford, in the Adelung, Counsellor and principal Librarian to 85th year of her age, Mrs Ann Hancock. the Elector of Saxony-He was one of the most
At Putney, Mrs. Shields, aged 81, the wife of industrious and learned of the German Literati. Mr. Robert Shields, of that place.
At Rippon, in Yorkshire, Mr. Jefferson, CoIn Dublin, of a violent fever, William Preston, median, the friend, cotemporary, and exact proEsq. Barri ter at Law. He was a Gentleman of totype of the immortal Garrick. mild and benevolent manners; an excellent classic scholar; his works, as a poet, are well known and admired for their elegant taste and refined
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Numerons enquiries huring been made after the At his house, at Laytonstone, in the 75th year author of our valuable article on Singing (Vol. I. of his age, Charles Lincoln, Esq. late Deputy of No. 8, and 10), we think it necessary to acquaint the Ward of Aldgate, and many years a Mem our Readers, that it is our rule not to give the name ber of the Corporation of this city, and Governor of any author who has not signed it himself; but of Christ's and St. Thomas's Hospitals.
that we can recommend a lady who teaches singing At Southborough, near Tunbridge, Lieute-according to the principles laid down in the said nant-Colonel James Howell, aged 61.
article. At Llanbrarach, the hospitable mansion of his Mr. IV's paper shall have a place in our ancestors for 840 years, Thomas Thomas, Esq. next. a Justice of the Peace, and one of the Deputy Many poetical favours are omitted in consequence Lieutenants for the county of Glamorgan. of the length of the poem of Palestine.
At her house, in Bath, Mrs. Smith, mother of Letters on Botany in our next. Mrs. Fitzherbert.
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