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is also of universal use to men of The young widow is only i power at the levees, and is chain for a time: her smiles are esteemed by the judicious place. confined by decorum, and she is hunters, a more particular mark obliged to make her face sympaof distinction than a whisper. thize with her habit; she looks
The Laugh, among us, is the demure by art, and by the strictcommon risus of the ancients, est rules of decency is never aland breaks forth spontaneously. lowed the smile, till the first of
The Grin is generally made use fer or advance to her is over.. of to display a beautiful set of The wag generally calls in the teeth ; but, under the same head horse-laugh to his assistance, must be classed, all old amorous There are other kinds of grindotards, who, when a young ners, which some people term blooming wench touches their sneerers. They altays indulge fancy, by an endeavour to recal their mirth at the expence of youth into their cheeks, they their friends, and all their ridiimmediately over-strain their cule consists in unseasonable illmuscular features, and shrivel nature ; but they should consithe countenance into a grin. der, that let them do what they
The Horse-laugh is made use will, they never can laugh away of with great success, in all kinds their own folly by sneering at of disputation. The proficients, other people's. in this kind, by a well-timed The coquette has a great deal laugh, baffle the most solid argu- of the sneerer in her composition; ment. This, upon all occasions, but she must be allowed to be a supplies the want of reason, and proficient in laughter, and one is received with great applause who can run through all the exin coffee-house disputes : that ercise of the features: she subside the laugh joins with, is ge- dues the formal lover with a nerally observed to get the bet- dimple, accosts the fop with a ter of his antagonist.
smile, joins with the wit in a The prude has a wonderful downright laugh: to vary the esteem for the chain-laugh or air of her countenance, she fredimple ; she looks upon all other quently rallies with a grin, and kinds of laughter as excessives of when she hath ridiculed her lover levity, and is never seen, upon quite out of his understanding, the most extravagant jests, to she, to complete his misfortunes, disorder her features with a smile; strikes him dumb with the horseher lips are composed with a laugh.
I v o res primness peculiar to her charac: ter; all her modesty seems col
THE LOVER'S HEART. ada. lected into her face, and bat very rarely takes the freedom to
398 sink her cheek into a dimple.The following is recorded in The effeminate fop, who, by the the Historical Memoirs of Chamlong exercise of his countenance pagne, by Bougier. It is probaat the glass, is in the same situa- üle the true history will be action, and you may generally, see ceptable. him admire his own eloquence The Lord de Coucy, vassal to by a dimple.
the Count de Champagne, was
one of the most accomplished But when he approached the casyouths of his time. He loved, tle of this lady, he concealed with an excess of passion, the himself in the neighbouring lady of the Lord du Fayel, who wood, till he could find some fafelt for him reciprocal ardours. vourable moment to complete It was with the most poignant his promise. He had the misforgrief this lady heard her lover tune to be observed by the husacquaint her, that he had resolv- band of this lady, who recognised ed to accompany the King and him, and who immediately susthe Count de Champagne to the pected he came in search of his wars of the Holy Land; but she wife, with some message from would not oppose his wishes, be- his master. He threatened to cause she hoped that his absence deprive him of his life, if he did might dissipate the jealousy of not divulge what had occasioned her husband. The time of de- him to come there. The 'squire parture having come, these two gave him for answer that his lovers parted with sorrows of the master was dead; but du Fayel most lively tenderness. The la not believing it he drew his dy, in quitting her lover, pre- sword to murder him. The man, sented him with some rings, frightened at the peril in which some diamonds, and with a string he found himself, confessed every that she had woven herself of thing; and put into his hands his own hair, intermixed with the heart and letter of his massilk and buttons of large pearls, ter. Du Fayel, prompted by the to serve him, according to the fellest revenge, ordered his cook fashion of those days, to tie a to mince the heart, and, having magnificent hood which covered mixed it with meat, he caused a his helmet. These he gratefully ragout to be made, which he accepted, and instantly departed. knew pleased the taste of his
When he arrived in Palestine, wife, and had it served to her. he received, at the siege of Acre, The Lady ate greedily of the in 1191, in gloriously ascending dish. After the repast du Fayel the ramparts, a wound, which enquired of his wife, if she had was declared mortal. He em- found the ragout according to ployed the few moments he had her taste; she answered him that to live in writing to the Lady du she had found it excellent. “ It Fayel : and he made use of those is for this reason," he replied, fervid expressions which were “that I caused it to be served to natural to him in his afflictive you, for it is a kind of meat that situation. He ordered his 'squire you very much liked. You have, to embalm his heart after his Madam," the savage du Fayel death, and to convey it to his continued, “ eaten the heart of beloved mistress, with the pre- the Lord de Coucy." But this sents he had received from her she would not believe, till he hands on quitting her.
shewed her the letter of her The 'squire, faithful to the dy- lover, with the string of his hair, ing commands of his master, re- and the diamonds she had given turned immediately to France, to him. Then, shuddering in the present the heart and the pre- anguish of her sensations, and sents to the lady of du Fayel. urged by the darkest despair, 'she told him, “ It is true that I loved of Peter II.) Count Alercon, fell that heart, because it merited to in love with the wife of John de be loved ; for never could it find Caronge, one of the officers of its superior: and since I have that Count. The latter having eaten of so noble a meat, and accompanied the French army that my stomach is the tomb of into the Holy Land, James le so precious a heart, I will take Gris took that opportunity of care that nothing of inferior visiting his wife, who very cordiworth shall be mixed with it." ally received him as her husGrief and passion choaked her band's friend. The artifices with utterance. She retired into her which he at first attempted to chamber; she closed the door seduce her being unsuccessful, for ever; and, refusing to accept he violated her honour by force. of consolation or food, she ex: The injured lady communicated pired on the fourth day!!! : the violence which had been offers
ed her to her husband, when he
returned from Palestine. CaDUELLING.
ronge summoned the destroyer
of his honour before the ParliaIf the proof of innocence ne- ment of Paris, which, for want cessarily resulted from superior of sufficient proofs of the crime, skill and superior strength, there ordered that both parties should was unquestionable wisdom in decide the quarrel by single comthe legal decisions of our ances- bat. The King and the whole tors by single combat, and in the Court were present at this duel, regulations of modern honour. which was fought at Paris in the Duelling, as well as single com- year 1386. John de Caronge bat of Gothic times, can be justi- was the conqueror, and his vicfied only upon the supposed cer- tory was sufficient to convince tainty of its being exculpatory, the whole nation of the justice of the very idea of which is an in- hiş cause, and the innocence of sult to common sense ; and, on his wife. His adversary was de any other footing, the practice livered over to the executioner, must be absolutely vindictive, and hanged at Montfaucon. Such sanguinary, and murderous. is the account of this affair, as
But skill, and strength, and related by most historians. Howcourage out of the question, can ever, Juvenal des Ursins, Archthe proofs of innocence---the ex- bishop of Reims and Prelate, of istence of unsullied honour, be Illustrious Virtues, (and, for the ascertained by the lucky direc- age in which he lived, of great tion of a pistol ball? Let the literary talents,) in his History of recent and melancholy end of an Charles VI. asserts the innocence unfortunate gentleman be the of the unsuccessful le Gris, as best comment on the subject. does also the Monk of St. DenIn the time of the Crusades, there nis. The wretch who had been was a remarkable instance of really guilty of thiş outrage, they judicial decision by combat, the say, confessed the crime on his justice of which remains ques- death-bed, and thereby fully ex, tionable to this day. 'James le culpated the unfortunate Le Gris, (the Esquire and favourite Gris. of Boda
RECEIPTS FOR MAKING FRIEND: oil of inconstancy, which, like SHIP, ANCIENT AND MODERN,
linseed oil, is cold drawn every
hour, serves to mix them all toIn Pliny's Natural History, we gether. Most of the ingredients find a curious receipt for making being of a perishable nature, it the Roman friendship cordial, will not keep, and shews itself to that was universally esteemed in be counterfeit, by lessening conthose days, and very few families tinually both in weight and vawere without it. In the same lue. e
a place, he says, that they were indebted to the Greeks for this receipt, who had it in the greatest
COURT OF REQUESTS, LONDON. perfection. The old Roman Craddock, v. Whitelock.---This friendship was a composition of case, which should operate as a several ingredients, of which the caution to tradesmen, is of an exprincipal was union of hearts (a traordinary complexion. The fine flower that grew in several plaintiff, a pastry-cook, summonparts of the kingdom), sincerity, ed the defendant for 11. 5s. 6d. frankness, disinterestedness, pity, for mince pies, and other pastry, and tenderness, of each an equal furnished to his order, and deliquantity: these were all mixed vered at his house, on Christmasup together with two rich oils, Day. which they called perpetual kind It appeared that Mr. Whitewishes, and sincerity of temper; lock, intending to give his friends and the whole was strongly per- an hospitable reception on this fumed with the desire of pleasing, annual festival, called on the which has a most grateful smell, Saturday preceding, at the plainand was a sure restorative in alļ tiff's shop, and put his talents in sorts of vapours. This cordial, requisition for a supply of soup, thus prepared, was of so durable mince pies, tarts, and ornamental a nature, that no length of time pastry, to be delivered at his resicould waste it ; and, what is re- dence, at half-past five precisely, markable, says our author, it in- on the day in question, hot and creased in weight and value the cold, as required. The order was longer it was kept. The moderns booked, and punctuality pledged; have most grossly adulterated Christmas-day arrived, and the this fine receipt : some of the in- guests assembled in due course. gredients, indeed, are not to be About five minutes before the found ; but what they impose appointed time, Mrs. Whitelock, upon you for friendship is as fol- fearful her friends should be kept lows, viz.---Outward profession, waiting for their dinners, as is too (a common weed that growsevery often the case, until appetite had where), instead of the flower of forsaken them, dispatched a serunion; the desire of being pleased; yant to refresh the plaintiff's me. a large quantity of self-interest; mory, who returned with an asconvenience, and reservedness, surance, that the materials so many handfuls; a little of pity essential to the display of her and tenderness ; (but some pre- taste and hospitality, should follow tend to make it up without any immediately. Her apprehensions of these two last) and commgn thuş quieted, she suffered a quar: ter of an hour to elapse, but nei- plaintiff, on the other hand, conther soup nor puffs making their tended, that he had delivered the appearance, though impatience articles according to order, at the was evident in the faces of her defendant's residence, and was guests, she became somewhat therefore entitled to payment. . more agitated, not to say angry. The Court, after due deliberaA second message was dispatch- tion, decided the case in favour ed. Explanation followed. The of the defendant, to the entire sadelicious morsels had been sent; tisfaction of a crowded audience. though, alas ! they had never reached their destination. On questioning the boy who took
THE PRISON FOR DEBTORS. them, it appeared, that just as he A prison for debt is the grave was about to ring at the plaintiff's of the living, their own thoughts gate, a female, whom he supposed the worms that gnaw; the house to be one of the supernumeraries of meagre looks and ill smells, employed on this extraordinary where, to be out at the elbows is occasion, came down the steps in fashion, and a great indecorum from the hall door, and seizing not to be thread-bare. It is so the tray and kettle, containing cursed a tenement, that the son the hot and cold, chid him in no is ashamed to be his father's heir gentle terms for his delay, order- in it: it is the dunghill of the law, ed him to go about his business, upon which are thrown the ruins and call for his trumpery next of the gentry, and mingled heaps day. The boy, suspecting no of decayed tradesmen, and frauduguile, in a form so fair and gen- lent bankrupts. tle, obeyed the order, and made It is an university of poor schoa precipitate retreat. But no one lars, whose wisdom is learned too should trust appearances. It lạte, wherein the arts are chiefwould seem that this fair deceiv- ly studied, to pray, to curse, and er, having overheard the answer write letters ; a place where all given to Mrs. Whitelock's mes- the inmates are close and fast senger, placed herself in ambus- friends, sure men, and such as cade, and succeeded in seizing you will always find at home; a the savory cargo, and thereby ef- mansion that none will take over fecting equally the disarrange the tenant's head, ment of Mrs. Whitelock's temper and the economy of her table, and for a time lowering the spi.
APHORISMS. rits of the assembled guests, by Some deserve praise for what cutting off their supplies. The they have done : others for what defendant, under these circum- they would have done, if they stances, resisted payment, on the had been favoured with opportuground of the plaintiff's not hav- nities. ing fulfilled his contract for de- It is common to esteem most livering, contending that, he was those things that are most rare--not justified in delivering the ar- how comes it then, that virtue, ticles in question to a stranger, which is allowed to be extremely without ringing the bell, or rare, is disregarded ? knocking at the door, The Modesty is to merit what shades