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VARIETIES CRITICAL, LITERARY, AND AISTORICAJ..

tions are animated by so striking a vivacity

MARRIED. that speaks no common mind. If he is not At St. George's Church, Lientenant-Colonel a favourite with the ladies it will be a Sir William Gomm, of the Coldstream Guards, pity."— This prediction was but in part

to Sophia, daughter of G, Penn, Esq. of Hert

ford-street, May-fair. verified; for by the fatality of his stars, this

At St. Mary's, Islington, by the Rev. Mr. Rose, great King and amiable man, he who de.

John Worge, Esq. of Euston-street, Eustonserved to be loved for himself alone, had square, to Miss Bucknall, daughter of Mr. John never the happiness of finding one female | Bucknall, of Dalby-terrace, Islington. who was faithful to him, if we except his

DIED. second wife, Mary de Medicis.

At his father's seat, at Mount-Edgecumbe, We are sorry that our limits will not the Right Hon. William Richard, Viscount Valallow us to cite a few passages so replete letort, in his 24th year. with elegance, wherein Mademoiselle Vau. Lately, at Neuviller, near Saverne, in Alsace, villiers describes the mother with her son:

Marshal Clarke, Duke of Feltre. He was the one struck us as peculiarly charming, it is born at Landrecy on the 17th of October, 1766.

descendant of an ancient Irish family, but was that where Jane d'Albret presents Sully to

At East Cowes Castle, the seat of John Nash, the young Henry. The whole work is | Esq. the lady of Sir S. Romilly. She had borne indeed rendered interesting, by the most a long and painful illness with exemplary papleasing details of the infancy, education,

tience and resignation. and early youth of the good King. She

At his house, in Russell-square, Sir Samnel has known how to give an air of novelty

Romilly, Knt. to a subject which seemed quite worn out, Donna Anna Correa E. Lancastro, a lady who

Lately, at Oporto, at a very advanced age, but which, in this part of her work, may I will be remembered with gratitude and respect bid defiance to all criticism; and the whole || by most of the British officers who had occasion style wants neither ease nor correctness. to visit the northern part of the kingdom of Por

tugal, for her partiality to the English nation,

and her elegant attentions, as far as her fortune WORKS IN THE PRESS.

permitted. Abelard and Heloisa, a new and origi. At bis house, at Lambeth, after a few hours' pal didactic Poem, containing a familiar I illness, Samuel Goodbehere, Esq. Alderman of history of the lives, loves, and misfortunes | London. of that matchless pair,, who flourished in

Lately, Cardinal Cambaceres. He was born the twelfth century. By Robert Rabelais, and was consecrated Archbishop of Rouen by the

at Montpellier, on the 11th of September, 1756; the younger.

Cardinal Legate on the lith of April, 1802, and A work, designed as a proper companion installed the 23d of May following. to the Comfort of Old Age, is now in the At Minto-house, in the county of Roxburgh, press, called The Enjoyments of Youth. the Right Hon. W. Elliott, of Wells, M. P. In December will be published Maternal

Lately, at Strachur, Argyleshire, Dr. l. Conversations, by Madame Dufresnoy; and Campbell. On the morning of the day on

which he died, he enjoyed excellent health, and Family Suppers, or Evening Tales, for

had eaten a hearty breakfast. young people, by Madame Delafaye.

At Montreal, C. Morrison, wife of Mr. John Angela, a Poem, in four Cantos, by J. H. Hall. She complained of slight indisposition, Church.

and fell into a state of lethargy, from which every attempt to rouse her proved ineffectual,

having slept for the space of thirteen days. BIRTHS.

Lately, in the 68th year of his age, Baron Ad. At Pershore, on her road to London, Lady || erbeth, member of several acadeinies, and known Lucy Clive, consort of Lord Clive, of a son and by his translations of Virgil and Horace, and seheir.

veral other works considered classical in SweAt her house, in Langham-place, the lady of den. Sir J. Langham, Bart. of a daughter.

Lately, Mrs. E. Evans, aged 75, many year In Wimpole-street, the lady of the Hon. J. T. housekeeper to his Royal Highness the Prince Leslie Melville, of a son.

Regent, at Carlton-house.

London: Printed by and for John Bell, Proprietor of this MAGAZINE, and of the WSBKLS

MESSENGER, No. 104, Drury-lane.

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LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉE;

BEING

25ell's

COURT AND FASHIONABLE

MAGAZINE,

FOR DECEMBER, 1818.

& Pew and Improved Series.

EMBELLISHMENTS. 1. A Correct Likeuess of MRS. WEST, of Drury-Lane Theatre, Engraved from an original Painting

by MISS DRUMMOND. 2. A beautiful WHOLE-LENGTH PORTRAIT FIGURE in a MOURNING DINNER DRESS. 3. Elegant PATTERNS for NEEDLE-WORK.

LITERARY CONTENTS.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF DIS., History of Regencies

257 TINGUISHED AND ILLUSTRIOUS CHARACTERS,

Happiest Nuptials embittered by Filial

Disobedience.
Hrs. West.
Death of Godfrey

261 Histrionic abilities of Mrs. West in various

Marriage of Eustace with Elizabeth ......... 262 Characters...

................ 243

Death of Mrs. Godfrey Her engagement at Drury-Lane

ib,

The Listener.
Letter on Domestic Management

262 ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Divoree .....

263 A brief History of Music, sélected from the

Topographical Nuseum. best Authorities. State of Music under Charles I.

Northampton

.............. 244 Popular Airs in the Virginal Book of Eli

Woburn ..........................

265 zabeth .....

ib.
Ampthill.............

ib. Specimen of Madrigals

245

Anecdotes of Illustrious Females.
Historical and Select Anecdotes.
Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar

266 Anecdote of Bonaparte

........ 247
Madame de Lajeski

ib, the present King of Prussia ...... ib. The two Highlauders

ib.

A Picturesque Tour through the Grisons.
Anecdute of General Ireton

ib.
Colonizing of the Grisons ........

266 Charles I. and Lord Falkland

Intestine Wars ainong tlie Rhetians 248

267 the Father of George 111. The Grisons now a Canton

268 of a Dutch Postillion

ib.

Peregrine Forrester. French Gratitude ...... ......... 249 Prejndicial indulgence of a Mother

269 Sketches of Public Characters. The consequences of neglect

270' John Howard, the Pliilanthropist ........... 249 | Superficial acquirements

ib. The Gleaner's Porte-Folio.

The Menagerie. Comparison belween Hannibal, Bonaparte, Objects of curious research ....

978 Scipio, and Wellington ....................... 253 Aplitude in the Animal World

ib,

ib

LITERARY CONTENTS (Continued.)

POETRY.

MONTHLY MISCELLANY; Extracts from Replies to the Letters of the INCLUDING VARIETIBS CRITICAL, LITEFudge Family

272

RARY, AND HISTORICAL. Prologue and Epilogue to the new Tragedy of Brutus......

274 Hymn on the Death of her Majesty Qucen

THB THEATRES. Charlotte

275 | Drury-Lane. -Sketch of the new Tragedy of An Address to the Nightingale

ib.
Brutus.

230 An Address, spoken at a Private Theatre 276 Covent-Garden. --Revival of the Earl of A Song

ib.
Warwick and the Castle Spectre

............. 281 Olympic Theatre-Re-opening of,

............. 282 FASHIONS FOR JANUARY, 1819.

Cobourg Theatre -Sketch of a new piece
entitled El Hyder

ib.
Explanation of the Prints of Fashion.
No. 1. Fancy Monrning Dinner Dress 976
No. 2. Evening Dress

ib.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. General Observations on Fashion and Dress ib. Review of Night-Mare Abbey Cabinet of Taste; or Monthly Compendium

Margaret Melville and the Sol. of Foreign Costumes.-Costume of Paris 277 Dress of the Turkish Ladies at Alexandria 278|| MUSICAL Review.-The Lake Minstrels ;

dier's Daughter

*****........ 285 Remarks on the Progressive Improvements in Dress .....

Deep in a hollow echoing Glen; and Ah!

279 Lines sent to a young Lady of the Society

where shall I Ay?

......... ........ 287 of Friends

Births, Marriages, and Deaths ............ 288 ib.

................ 283

TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.

With the present Number of La Belle ASSEMBLEE is published No. 116, being our annual SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER, containing a Critical Review of the most distinguished Works of Literature for the year 1818.

We are sorry to reject Matilda's lines on A Summer's Day. If, as she says, we have before inserted her contributions, they must have been more poetical than the above lines.

We would rather wish to throw a veil over ihe lamented death of a late great and virtnons patriot, than to insert any more elegiac lines on an occasion so awful, and which we never can defeud. The Epicedium of W. H. A. is taken care oi, if he wishes to have it again.

The New Grammatical Productions, bosh French and English, came too late to be noticed, and their review inust be deferred to the commencement of the new year.

The favourite Songs of The Sun that lights the Roses, and The Bang of Farewell, came too late to be reviewed this year.

Our new Correspondent, who desired the Bells Assemblee might be sent to Mr. Wilson's, will find the requested arrangement complied with, at present; it may, however, happen, from the extreme pressure of usual coutributions, that we cannot always be able to insert what he may chance to send us.

Edward Wortley, and The Exile of Scotland, came too late to be reviewed this year. It shall be noticed as early as possible.

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MESSENGER, No. 104, Drury-Lane.

JANUARY 1, 1819.

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