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Change, in Cornhill, - But hush, of a person that was deeply wronged for it has not suffered the law, 'tis pof- and to exert the authority of a husband sible they may be inclined to seize it out determined to be no longer so. This of my hands; and that, you know, only haftened a measure already concerta would be an irreparable misfortune." ed between the King and Madam de

This piece, which is taken from the Eftiolles. She now boldly plucked off Connoisseur of Marmontel, is the see the mask, and sure of protection, the cond performance for which our stage hoisted the fag of defiance, and repair. has been indebted to that writer. The ed openly at Versailles, as to her reFrench author, indeed, in his preface fuge. Poor d'Eltiolles, thus robbed of to his Moral Tales, tell us, that he has his wife, naturally made the world rethere furnished the poets with sufficient found with his complaints, and was even matter for theatrical entertainment, taking effectual measures for getting her without putting them to the trouble of back, whe he received a Lettre de cainventing. Accordingly, we have seen cbet, banishing him to Avignon, one of the first geniuses of the age, fol In the mean time, Madam d'Efiol, lowing him, the beginning of last win- les who had thus quitted her husband, ter, in a piece which was received with and an only daughter she had had by very uncommon, but deserved applause. him, then a girl, and was now the Mr. Foote is now treading the same King's declared miitress in all the path, and if we are rightly informed, forms; had been successfully employed another gentleman, as yet but little in rivetting the chains of her royal known to the public, is preparing a lover. Abundantly provided with art, piece or two from the same author, she had thoroughly studied his temper, which may be expected next season. his humours, his inclination, and so

perfectly conformed to them, that the ************** fixed him to her, by creating in him,

a despair of finding another woman, From the UNIVERSAL MUSEUM, with whom he could be so easy and

happy Memoirs of Madam de Pompadour ; From the vivacity of her penetration,

late Mistress to the French King, the foon found out the King's weak continued.

side. She soon discovered, that of all T is generally thought, that Madam the faculties of pleasing, of which the


was partly owing to the instructions of er power to hold him fast, than that of her mother ; a woman perfectly skilled amusing him. in all the mysteries of gallantry and In both the points of novelty and saarts of pleasing. These instructions riety, Madam d'Eftiolles was sovereignly were seconded by a happy aptness in the the King's woman. Constitutionally daughter to profit by them.

impatient, above all of the yawns of In the mean time, the frequent night. dulness pining for amusement, he could eclipses of Madam d'Eftiolles, could hardly have found another so capable as not but alarm her husband, with whom herself, of filling those dismal instants her confidence in the greatness and pow. of vacuity, with which he was fo miseer of her royal gallant, made her hard- rably embarrassed. To all the graces ly keep any measures. He was soon of her person, and her acquisitions from apprised of his misfortune, and the au- education, was added, that art lo ne. thor of it. As he loved his wife too cessary at courts, the art of trilling. The ardently to share her with any one, the veriest bagatelles dad the power of pleafdiscovery was like a thunder-clap to ing by her knack of treating them No.' him. Resolved however not to acqui- boily could tell a story, or relate the little esce in it, he began to speak in the tone daily adventures of the court and town

with more humour ofsa better grace. Poisson, who was her brother, at lealt She tung, she played upon, molt inftry. by the safe fide, and remarkable for now ments in a masterly manner. She danced, thing but for being her brother, was with all the lightness and air of a nymph, created 'marquis de Vandiere. of which the had all the delicacy and The king was now entered with ber freedom of shape. But that in which into the giving strain, which might be he excelled was, the exact adapting the one of the reasons to him, as it is to display of these accomplithments to the many others, for continuing to give, call of the moment. Nor did the but especially to low persons, with whom, take particular care to have done with without that continuance, all the medit them, the instant before the one in which of what was before given is presently her exquisite discernment taught her they loft. One gift then became only the

would cease to be agreeable. Thus by pledge and wiredraw of „preventing weariness, the was sure not His privy purse was entirely at her io lose the merit of all the entertainment command, of which the profited without The had precedently afforded. So many measure or mercy: .. For besides the estalents for pleafing, joined to the ele pensiveness of the fyftem of life into gance of her taste, amply qualified her which he had engaged him, the drew for filling the post of a Petronius Arbiter from bim what fums Me pleased, indę. at that court. No pleasures were thought pendent of the unbounded traffic the such that had not the stamp of her con

made of her favour and influence, by trivance, or the sanction of her appro her procurement of employs, posts, jobis,

bation. All of them were required to and other beneficial emanations from be a-la-Pompadour. At those petits the royal authority, Joupers of which the king is so fond, . She purchased a palace at Paris, callwhere laying, afide all the 'Atiffness of -ed the Hotel d'Evreux, near the Thuillestate, and unlacing royalty, he enjoys, ries, which not being good enough for himself with a few l'elect, rather at that her, the pulled down and built almost time companions and friends than fub- anew from the ground. jects, no one more than she gon:ributed She had also acquired a fuperb hotel to animate the company, and to keep at Versailles, not for himself, for lae had up the spirit of joy in it. She was thie : apatments in the palace itself, but for vital principle of those little parties. her numerous retinue. The king be. The king, in short, had fo many rea

lides gave her the royal palace of Crecy * Sons to feel that she was necessary to the for her life.. pleasure of his life, that he had no He also, on a fancy that suddenly took temptation to an inconstancy, he was . Madam de Pompadour, built her a magaware would create a not easily repara- nificent seat or pleasure house, called ble gap in it.

Bellevue, from the delightfulness of tbe Naturally, parfimonious, he had not prospect, which had, it seems, excited very royally' rewarded the favours of her desire to have a house there, just former miltrelles"Ít was 'reserved for on the road to Versailles, near Sene and the fuperior influence of madam dini. Meudon.

'm olles to unlock the Auices of his libera The king proceeded indeed more and lity, and they were poured out in a full more intangling himself with madan flood upon her and hers.

de Pompadour, not only through habit, He presently gave her a marquisate, but from the favours he accumulated on with the title of the Marchioness of her, and which, with the usual efåret, of Pompadour,

favours, on the conferringlide, endearHer father, who probably bad only "ed her tlie more to him. that name, from his being married to In the mean time fuch high marks of her mother, had obtained his pardon, diftinétion as he conferred on her, joined and now an ample provision for lite, to so unbounded a puofufion, could det ... Vol. III,

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She had not lived many years with 'pearedimorelentaved than ever. 919 pm the king, in quality of fiss millorefs;] in : * hrs {Te bracontinued.]. .10.17 the most extensive sense of that word, bo ty999 horisc digeria vizuri before the was i difqualified from dircharging what is comingnly thonght the

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, shat the king was forced to ab. I Have lately been in two counties stain from any intimate approaches to 30 thiery by the advice of his physicians, molt fcandalous abuse of the law, di

near London, where I lieard of a who represented them,' as not ever exempt from danger to his healsha Dif. rectly contrary to an act of parliament :ficult asrio might be to the king to wean

made on purpose to prevent it? what I - bimself from her embraces, no constancy

meán īs, "the coroners of counties ex.

church wardens, or other

be against this double infrigidation of her parim-officers, money, under pretence of

fees, for fitting on dead bodies that i personal igfirmity, and of the fear of its i consequences to himself. In this criti. have banged or drowned theinfelves, &c. çal fuyagigg it was, that La Pompadoms to provide a dinner for them, or D

and likewise obliging the parith-officers had ja triumph og her rot having solely therwise entertain theni; and if these trusted to any thing fo perill able as the 5 attractions of her person. She was now

coroners meet with a poor ignorant wi

dow, or a husband that wants their'ar. to read the benefit of her having taken

listance, take one, two, or three y care to secure ber hold, by such a miul.

guincas froin them, or more, under tiplicity of chajns, that even so great an pne snapping, could not restore him to pretence of a fee: whereas the act of

his freedom. The whole court, and parliament says, they shall have twenty not improbably herself, were furprized shillings for the fitting on any hody that 10 see the could keep possession of the

misfortune, king, in circumftances to fit to cool and and ninepence a mile for travelling vilgut him. Many motives however, chargęs, (and they charge their miles might concur to fix him ; his predomi. Mort enough) and to be paid by the nant pallion for amusement, by none fo county treasurer, on two jufticés certi. well gratified as by her ; the old circle, 'ber of inquisitions taken : so that no co

fying that they have examined the num. with princes, of favour-begetting gifts, roner has any right to demand any mo. 2 those gifts Kill greater favour, that fa.

vour again further gifts, and so on to ney, dinner, treat, &c. of any person the end of the chapter; habit, the fpi.

whatsoever; and an information lies aTit of contradiction, finding a kind of gainst any coroner that "dares practice eyjoy in disappointing the conclufions of any such impofition' on poor ignorant

numbers; the fingularity of the thing; people.
and perhaps, above all, that falfe pride

of the human heart, to often breeding
a persistence in errors, from the renun...

From the Universal MUSEUM. ciation implying a confeffioh of them,

and by which it is so filly as to be gries: A Lether from a North American 13 vously hurt. All these weakneffes, for Planter, respecting the great Beneft

such they all are, combined together of Salt to Courie, with ibe Method of to might

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manner, absolutely neceflary, and ac From the BRITISH MAGAZINE..
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of cattle and

those with tasted hipofs Anecdote of the Marquis of Ormond. are particularly fond of it.

Thellate disturbances made by the serThere cannot be a greaterinstance of als vants at Ranelagh, on account of the this fourtness, than the wild fattle seo & vintended design of fupprelling their sorting to the saft licks, where they are. orsvaits, put me in mind of the followchiefly killed. We give this name of ,5 ing passage in the life of the marquis falt licks to the falt springs, which, in

<3(attorwards duke) of Ormond, which various places, issue naturally out of the - ** I believe will not prove ugentertainground, and form each a little rill.

Hling to your readers, who may dearu
- Horses are as fond of salt as black "from this story that All our talions,
cattle, for hus, if they are ever lo

are not borrowed from France.
wild, they will be much tooner brought
to a handful of salt than any kind of

HE marquis having been invited corn whatever.

a French nobleman to pals We also give salt to our sheep'; and some days at his house in St. Germain to this practice it is generally ascribed, en laye, in con

en laye, in compliance with an incon, that the American cattle, in general, are.

venient English custom, at his coming so much more healthy than the came away, left with the maitre H'hotel ten

animals in England i certain it is, that, pistoles, to be diftributed amongst the 3, they are subject to much fewer diseases, servants. It was all the money: he had,

There is one very advantageous prac. por dįd lie know bow to get creilie for tice we have, which I cannot enough res.

more when he reached Paris. As 'he commend to the notice of the farmers: was on the ruad ruminating on this mea • here in England : it is mixing falt with lancholy circumstance, and contriving

our hay ricks when we stack it, which how to raise a small fupply for present is we call brining.

use, he was surprised at being told by Just before I left America I had a his servant, that the nobleman at whore crop of bày, which was in a manner house he had been entertained, was spoiled-by rain, being almoft rotted in behind, driving furioudy, as if he was the field iset hay spend

desirous . if it had been got in ever so favourably. The marquis, it Teems, had fcarce

left St. Germain, when the diftribution JazyWhen my lervants were making up

the Itack, I had it managed in the fol of the money he had given cauled a lowing manner; that is, as soon as a great disturbance amongst the servants;

bed of bay was laid about fix inches who exalting their own service and ał. * -thick, I had the whole sprinkled over tendance, complained of the maitre

with salt; then another bed of hag was d' hotel's partiality. The nobleman, laid, which was again fprinkled in like hearing an unufual noise in his family,

het and this method was followed and upon enquiry into the matter, findi* When the le fon came for cutting and causing horses to be put to his char

and giving it to my cattle, I riot, made all the hate that was 'polliPound

so tirtion refusing it, they ble after the margins of Ormond. The. eat it with farpriting appetite, always marquis, upon notice of his approach, préterring * berore the sweetest hay, got off his horse as the other quitted that had not been in this manner sprink his chariot, and advanced to embrace ied withilaltarit bud sun o

darivchin with great atfection and refpect; ? & Sorte triung ause would AMERICA MUS, but wag, Strangely, furprized to find a




coldness in the nobleinan, which forbad To alift this weakness of our nature.
all embraces, till he had received Fatil.. many methods have been proposed, all
faction in a point which had given him of which may be justly fufpe&ed of be-
great offence. He asked the marquis, ing ineffectual ; for no art of memory,
if he had reason to complain of any dif- however its effects have been boatted or
respect or defect which he met with in admired, has been ever adopted into
the too mean, but very friendly enter. general use, nor have those who pof.
täininent, which his house afforded fessed it, appeared to excel others in
and being answered by the marquis,' readiness of recollection or multiplicity
that his treatment had been full of ci. of attainments
vility ; that he had never paffed To ma There is another art of which all,
ny days more agreeably in his life, and have felt the want, though Themiftocles
could not but wonder that the other only confessed it. We fuffer equal pain,
should suspect the contrary': the noble. from the pertinacious adhesion of un-
inan then told him, " That the leave welcome images, as from the evanes-
ing ten pistoles to be distributed a çence

of those which are pleasing and
mongst the servants, was treating his useful; and it may be doubted whether
House as an inn, and was the greatest we should be more benefited by the art
affront that could be offered to a man of Memory or the art of Forgetfulness.
of quality ; that he paid his own fer Forgetfulness is necessary to Remem-
vants well, and hired them to wait on brance. Ideas are retained by renova-
his friends, as well as himself: that he tion of that impression which time is
considered him as a ftranger who might always wearing away, and which new
te unacquainted with the customs of images are friving to obliterate. If
France, and err through sonte practico useless thoughts conld be expelled from
deemed less dihonourable in 'his own the mind, all the valuable parts of our
country; otherwise his resentment should knowledge would more frequently re,
have prevented any expoftulation : but cur, and every recurrence would rein,
as the cafe stood, after having explain. state them in their former place.
ed the nature of the affair, hemoft ei. It is impossible to confider, without
ther redress the mistake by receiving some regret, how much might have been
back the ten pistoles, or give him the learned, or how much might bave been
usual satisfaction of men of honour for invented by a rational and vigorous ap,
an avowed affront.” The marquis ac. plication of time, uselessly or painfully
knowledged his error, took back his passed in the revocation of events, which
money, and returned to Paris with less have left neither good nor evil behind
anxiety about his sublistence.

them, in grief for misfortunes either

repaired or irreparable, in resentment ************ of injuries known only to ourselves, of

which death has put the authors beyond From the BRITISH MAGAZINE.“ our power. Refle&tions on the Regulation of Memorý upon precept, to warn us against the

Philosophy has accumulated precept EN complain of nothing more anticipation of future calamities. All,

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Memory; and indeed, every one finds that feels evils before they come, may that many of the ideas which he desired be deservedly censured ; yet lịrely to to retain have flipped irretrievably a dread the future is more reasonable than way; that the acquisicions of the mind to lament the past. The busness of are sometimes

, equally fugitive with the life is to go forwards; he who lees eril gifts of fortune; and that a short in- in prospect meets it in his way, but be termision of attention more certainly who catches it by retrospection turns bellens kuowiedge than impairs an estate. back to find it. That which is feared


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