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The present interest felt in the London visitor. It is not remarkable for its archiExhibition, and in all that appertains to the tecture, but is massive, and conveys an idea great metropolis, has induced us to procure of English comfort. for our readers views of many of the note. Many works of art of high importance worthy objects which arrest the visitor's decorate this mansion in the various apartattention in the great metropolis.
| ments, the principal of which is a magnifiThe stranger in London is curious to cent saloon, occupying the entire western see, among the wonders, the residences of side. On the walls are hung many of the the most prominent British statesmen; we finest pictures ; and it is in this room the have therefore opened our gallery with a grand annual banquet is given by his Grace, view of Apsley House, the town home of on June 18, the anniversary of the battle of the Duke of Wellington. Being in the im. Waterloo, to the principal officers of the mediate neighborhood of the Fair, it neces. army who fought on the occasion. sarily passes before the eye of nearly every! In the inner hall stands the colossal statue
of Napoleon, by Canova. The figure is The collection of pictures is not extensive, nude, holding a winged Victory in the right but exceedingly choice; several of them hand. On the entrance of the allied ar- were presented to the duke by the King mies into Paris, after the battle of Water- of Spain, after their recovery from the bag. loo, it became a trophy of war, and was gage of Joseph Bonaparte, captured at Vitpresented by the congregated sovereigns of toria. The greatest gem is considered to Europe to the illustrious hero in whose be Christ's Agony in the Garden, by Cor. mansion it is now placed.
reggio. It is a small picture which has alThere is also a bronze copy of the monu- ways borne the highest reputation, and ment, by Rauch, dedicated to the veteran was for a long time in the Royal Palace Blucher.
The residence of the late Sir Robert | gallery of paintings. It is situated Dear Peel will prove attractive to the stranger, the river, and in the immediate neighbor not only for its associations, but for its choice hood of the Houses of Parliament.
THE MANSION OF SAMUEL ROGERS. The mansion of Samuel Rogers, the poet- | collection of paintings and statuary, though banker, is an object of interest, not only to not very large, is certainly among the most those eager to see the homes of literary choice of all the private collections in men, but to the connoisseur in art. His | London.
This magnificent house is the residence of among the largest and most valuable of the Duke of Sutherland. Its gallery is London. A grand staircase occupies a large
From " Eliza Cook's Journal."
part of the central mass of the building, and “I wish,” she said, “ to purchase some rises to the top, receiving light from a range new and handsomely illustrated work." of lantern windows, divided by colossal M. Gosselin happened at the moment to caryatides which support the ceiling. What be engaged in giving directions to one of his ever wealth could obtain of skill and art to clerks, and the book-fancier boldly answered achieve the most magnificent coup-d'ail in in his place. the metropolis, has been here lavished with “Here, madame, is a beautiful publication, consummate skill. The complete surface of which cannot fail to please you." the floor and staircase is covered with scar- “What is it ?” let cloth; the balustrades of the hand-rail. "A new work, by M. Victor Hugo,-Ls ing are of a graceful, complicated pattern, Orientales ; I need not praise it; its beanrichly gilt. On the first landing is placed ties speak for themselves." the marble statue of a sibyl, by Rinaldi. | " It is indeed a handsome book," said the From this landing two flights of steps di- young lady, after having turned over the verge upwards to a gallery, which passes pages. “Wbat is its price ?' round three sides of the hall, and decora | “One hundred crowns." ted with marble columns and balustrades. “I will take it: have the kindness to Copies, by Lorenzi, of several of Paul Vero- give it to my servant." nese's colossal pictures fill various compart. And, taking out her purse, ehe laid the ments. From the base to the ceiling of this sum demanded on the counter, and boring grand architectural feature, sculpture, cary. gracefully to the master of the establishing, gilding, and every ornament that could ment and his impromptu assistant, went aid its magnificence, bave been employed to away. complete it.
This lady was the Princess Marie of Or leans, whose youth and loveliness were, alas ! so soon destined to wither in the
grave. WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A
“Really, my good friend;" said M. GosseWAY.
lin, you are a capital man of business! You
would make your fortune as a bookseller : SOME years since, there lived in Paris a How coolly you demanded air received very intelligent book-fancier, who, however, double the right price for the book!" possessing more brains than cash, was con “Ma foi ! my dear fellow," replied the stantly forced to restrain his ardent longings amateur, “your two copies were worth a for the gorgeous editions of both new and hundred crowns. Here is the money, I have standard works, which constantly tempted sold one, and will now take bome the other." him on M. Gosselin's counter.
This he did in triumph; and the second Lounging one morning, as usual, into these splendid copy of Les Orientales still adorns charmed precincts he saw displayed two his library. splendid copies of Victor Hugo's Orientales, the illustrations being all printed on tinted India paper. Almost every morning he re. There is no sympathy in England so uniturned to gaze with wistful eyes at these
versally felt, so largely expressed, as for a beauteous books: be opened them, turned
person who is likely to catch cold. over the pages, looked and longed, but he
When a person loses his reputation, the did not purchase. The price of each copy
very last place where he goes to look for it was fifty crowns, and our amateur could as easily have given the mines of Potosi as
is the place where he has lost it. auch a eum.
No gift so fatal as that of singing. The One day, while he stood, according to cus- principal question asked, upon insuring a tom, admiring Les Orientales, a young lady, man's life, should be, “Do you sing a good followed by an attendant, entered Gosselin's song ?" shop. She was very simply dressed, but Many of us are led by our vices, but a had an unmistakable air of elegance and great many more of us follow them without high birth.
| any leading at all.
From Dickens' " Housshold Words."
! the wonders of the country “on the other La trador
| side;" and while I questioned him, and A SHORT TRIP INTO BOSNIA.
while he talked, he smoked his pipe with Sed at
Bosnia has, for a long time, been the most that concentrated gravity which marks a unsettled part of the Turkish empire. In- | true believer ; he said, at length, “ Would habited as it is by a majority of Greek you like to go across ?” Christian serfs, and a minority of the most “I should ; but I have no money." arrogant and violent Moslemin, the war of " True! Your Swabian* bits of paperoppression bas been carried on ever since your notes—are of no use when you leave
the former was called into a disputed politi- these territories." SI View
cal existence, by the decrees of the late “How can I then go to Sarajewo ?”
reforming Sultans. Since that time, the “ Have you not a friend on the other Ivea
immunities granted to the Rajahs were side ?”
insurrections of the Rajahs against their “ Yes; that's the man! He will lend price?
oppressors, or of the Moslemin chiefs against you silver. I will find you in horses and
spirits, although without passport or money. the courage of their generals. The last A short ride brought us to Ahmed Beg's Vizirs, in particular, were mere tools in the village, where we were received by a large
hands of the reactionary Bosnian aristocracy; party of dogs, which escorted us, yelling and id to release but when it was found that the Porte in- barking, to my friend's house. Some boys,
sisted on extending its liberal reforms to the who were playing at the door, raised a
of the struggle that our trip took place. “ Yesterday.” espa The night was dark, and not too calm. “And when will he come back ?" ac Staniza, an old, unbaptized, obstinate Ser " This evening." bis vian, who had brought me to the very borders “ I thought as much," said Staniza ; " for Des of the Turkish frontier, sat with me by the Bijelastjena is hardly more than half a day's
fire, while Richard, my friend and travelling | ride from this place.” e companion, slept on a bed of straw by our We dismounted, and introduced our horses ett side. The storm, which shook the light into Ahmed Beg's Konak, or house, where
Servian cottage in which we sat, blew into we found half-a-dozen men and women
• In Servia and Bosnia every thing Austrian 18 great, and so was Staniza's desire to recount | known as Swabian.