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tice can either prevent or remove, pressed. The room, which will but practice of such a quality, it contain one hundred persons, by gives us pleasure to observe, is the unremitting attention of Mr. introducing to living reputation, Ireland, the innkeeper, to the the successful amateurs of our lo- comfort of his guests, is ventilacal harmonic society at the Gol- ted, as it were, by invisible means, den Cross, and opening a source for by tubes let into the wall, deof inspiriting and rational recrea- scending to the floor, and crosstion in the town unknown to it ing in other directions, a danger before. On Tuesday evening the ous current in any one place is increased number of visiters was avoided, and the cool temperaconsiderable, and unqualified ture of the atmosphere, in all were the terms of approbation ex- parts alike, is preserved.

POETRY.

The following lines were written by the son of the celebrated Dr. Russell, who has so much increased the population and prosperity of the town of Brighthelmston, by recommending its waters, the sca air, and bathing :

Brighthelmston was confes'd by all

T' abound with females fair;
But more so since fam'd Russell has

Prefer'd the waters there :
Then fly that dang'rous town, ye swains,

For fear ye shall endure
A pain from some bright sparkling eye

Which Russell's skill can't cure !

A CHARADE.

O hush ye winds, ye tempests cease to blow,
Your mad'ning rage O for a night forego :
Clear to the skies, the atmosphere serene,
The lamps of heav'n with not a cloud between,
Behold my brilliant first ; and with amaze
Exclaim, “ stupendous author !" as you gaze.
What ploughs the liquid waves, with plenty fraught,
The hinder-part my next momentous thought;
If badly govern'd, tremendous to relate,
The vessel dash'd and blam'd is cruel fate.
My third a substance and a precious boast-
Brought from Golconda's famous pearly coast.
My whole a place on fam'd Albion's shore,
Resorted to by rich, and humble poor.

ON THE GENERAL CONSEQUENCES OF EARLY AND IM

PRUDENT MARRIAGES.

Res est soliciti plena timoris amor.-Ovid

Sunt lacrymæ rerum, et mentem mortalia tangunt.--STATIUS.

The marriage state is but a lottery,
In which most mortals wish their luck to try;
And in our choice, it surely would be wise,
To wait, with patience for the wish'd for prize :
To wait, till cool reflection should approve,
And leave no room for reason to reprove ;
Then, and then only, should we fix the hour,
Which puts the fanci'd treasure in our power.
But youth, impetuous, for the happy day
Waits with impatience, spurning at delay;
With looks beseeching, with imploring eyes,
With vows, with oaths, with promises, with sighs,
Drives on his headlong course to misery;
And marriage seals his future destiny.
For one short month, his flame feels no decay !
How soon a little month is passed away!
Alas, how soon ! then comes satiety,
Disgust perhaps, and green ey'd jealousy ;
The scowling eye, the contumelious leer,
The frowning forehead, the provoking sneer;
These, and a thousand other symptoms, shew
The sad commencement of domestic woe !
Ye short-liv'd pleasures, whither are ye flown ;
Ye dreams of bliss, ah, whither are ye gone ?
Can one short month, one little month, thus blast
Those scenes of joy, that were for life to last ;
So short a space suffice :-'tis even so !
That period pass'd, and lo, the reign of woe !
Oh, headstong passion! what thy mighty gain ?
A month of pleasure, and an age of pain !
Nor to the humbler walk of life confin'd;
The curse is fell in stations more refin'd;
But should they have the sense, from public eye
To veil their private broils and misery;
Yet other cares, and hourly ones, arise ;
Year after year adds to their families ;
Each little being as it older grows,
Serves to increase its parents' weight of woes ;
Who feel their miseries every day increase,
Their wants increasing, as their means decrease ;
Bitter reflection shews them, ah, how vain !
Those happy times, they ne'er shall see again, .

When their young bosoms burn'd with fierce desires,
And warm impatience fann'd love's growing fires :
Alas, how chang'd! Youth, thoughtless youth, beware;
Curb thy hot passion, rush not on despair.
Yet some there are, some few, some happy few,
Who bliss receiving, can dispense it too;
Whose union sanctioned by reason's voice,
Whose equal minds approve each others choice;
Congenial tempers, which no cares annoy,
Reflection serves but to increase their joy ;
Unmov'd by trifles, and above all strife,
They feel the pleasure of a wedded life ;
Who on their rising progeny look down
With heartfelt pride, nor fear dame fortune's frown ;
Such, and such only, can expect to find
Those chains sit easy, which, on others, bind.

MENTOR.

EPITAPH ON A PARISH CLERK, AT WESTER, IN CHESHIRE.

There lieth entombed within this vault so dark,
A tailor, cloth-drawer, soldier, and a clerk ;
Death snatch'd him hence, and also from him took
His needle, thimble, and his prayer-book:
He could not work nor fight—what then-
Ha left the world, and faintly said-amen !

Marriages. On the 2d inst. at Rye, in this county, S. B. Chamberlayne, esq. of Ryes, in the county of Essex, to Elizabeth Woollett, of Rye, widow of the late J. Woollett, esq. On the 4th inst. at South Berstead, Mr. C. L. Sparks, to Miss Moorey, both of Bognor.

- On the 4th inst. Mr. Neighbour, of his majesty's private band, to Mrs. Best, relict of Mr. J Best, of the same band. On the 4th inst. lord Stopford, to lady A. M. Scott, daughter of the late duke of Bucleugh.-R. A. Musgrove, esq. fourth son of the late sir J. Musgrove, bart. to Katherine, second daughter of Col. Lowther.

DEATHS.-Suddenly, on the 16th ult. at her son's, Tillington, Mrs. Stent, in her 64th year. On the 27th ult. R. Wyett, esq. of Arundel. -At West Tarring, Sussex, Mrs. Pelling, aged 90.-On the 6th inst. in his 80th year, Mr. R. Earle, late clerk of the salt-office, Chichester.-On the 1st inst. at Lewes, aged 63, Mr. J. Bishop, of Ringmer.

Philo, and several other communications have been received.

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EPITOME OF BRIGHTON—continued from page 242. This gallery, the furniture of a minor scale, blended with it, which includes bamboo couches, in all the luxuriance of seema rich collection of oriental china, ing cultivation; and from which Chinese figures, &c. opens, at ornament or flower, depends a the northern extremity, into the glittering pagoda of cut glass Music Room.

connecting itself with an imIt is scarcely in the power mense lamp, in the shape of an of words to convey an accurate open lotus, or water lily, suridea of its rich and glowing rounded by gold dragons, and magnificence; the ærial imagery enriched by various transparent of fancy, and the embellishments devices, emanating from the of fertile invention, profusely de- heathen mythology of the Chinese. scribed in the “ Thousand and The dome itself, which appears one Nights,” and the popular to have been excavated from a tales of magic, involving the rock of solid gold, is supported enchanted palaces of the Genii, by a convex cove, intersecting fall short, in splendour of detail, itself with an octagonal base. to the scene of imposing gran- It is ornamented with Chinese deur, and the beautiful combina- devices, in green gold, upon a tion and effect of the myriads of light blue and red ground. It of glittering objects, which, in also displays eight windows of the plenitude of art and refine- stained glass, rich in devices of ment of taste, this superb apart- the Chinese fancy, the effect of ment alone displays, It is forty- which is indescribably imposing two feet in the square, with and brilliant, and which are two recesses of ten feet each, contrived to admit of being making the extreme length six- suitably illuminated exteriorly. ty-two feet. In height it rises Descending from the cove's base, forty-one feet to a dome thirty a splendid canopy is seen, with feet in diameter. This dome is carved scrolls, bells, &c. At gilt with green gold, and orna- each of the angles of this costly mented with sparkling scales room, a pagoda tower meets the and fossils, which diminish in view, formed of sparkling glass size to the centre, and add much and china, with lamps suspended to the apparent elevation. In the from its projecting angles, dispoint of this dome is an ornament, playing the open lotus, &c. to representing, in all its vivid tints, correspond with the former, and the sunflower, with others, on give uniformity to the general effect. The canopy before side of the room is a chimneymentioned is supported by piece of white statuary marble, columns of crimson and gold; of exquisite workmanship, by their height from the floor mea- Westmacot, ornamented with sures twenty-three feet, and or-molu columns, &c. above round which enormous serpents which is an effulgent mirror, one are twisted, in all their diversity hundred and forty-one inches in of colours and terrific expression, length, by ninety-two in width, of animal capability. The walls encompassed by a rich and glitterare covered with twelve paintings, ing canopy, supported by four highly finished, imitative of the columns of radiant gold. In crimson japan ; the subjects in- front of this mirror a time-piece troduced are views in China, is placed, exquisitely superb and principally in the neighbourhood beautiful, and producing an effect of Pekin; they are equal in ex- not easily to be described. The ecution and niceties of finish, to stove, fender, fire irons, &c. are the best miniature painting, and of polished steel and or-molu ; exhibit a beautiful specimen of they were furnished by Cutler, British art. The pannels con- and excite the strongest feelings taining these paintings have of admiration. To the right of frames of gold, with a bordering the chimney is another couch, of blue and yellow fret, heighten- corresponding in magnificence ed in gold. The recesses are with the one noticed. On the thirty-three feet by ten, and six- east side of the room, light is teen feet high ; they terminate admitted by five windows, the in the square of the room by a draperies of which, composed of covex cove, representing rows of blue and red, and yellow silks, bamboo, confined by ribbons. with rich fringes, are supported The north, recess contains a by dragons. The carpet, which magnificent organ, by Lincoln ; entirely covers the floor, was it is the largest instrument in the manufactured at Axminster, and kingdom ; its compass is from is one of the most spacious in the CCC, with a double diapason kingdom. It is of a light blue throughout; it is as much dis- ground, with Chinese subjects, tinguished for its peculiar deli- in gold colour. This dazzling cacy of tone, as for its prodigious apartment also contains many powers. The space which this of the most rare and valuable stupendous instrument occupies, specimens of oriental china, parat the back of the recess is twenty ticularly those of the four feet in length, with an height and pagodas, which are fifteen feet width of similar dimensions. high, resting on bases of shining There are two entrances to this blue, and which were manuroom, one from the egyptian factured by Spode. Magnificent gallery, and the other from the china jars, on supporters of exyellow drawing-room, each un- traordinary brilliance, also conder a splendid canopy, supported tribute to interest and astonish by gold columns. Uniformity is all beholders. The embellishtastefully preserved, by apparent ments of this apartment may entrance-doors to correspond, on truly be said to impart the highthe sides opposite. On the west est degree of credit to the pro

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