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ANECDOTE OF HANDEL.

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- En the Olden Time, it was customary BEER AND TABLE BEER. for every family in England to have Å

Beer should be at least a month in Complete Code of Economic Laws; the most minute attention was paid

to the your cellar to get settled and fine before it most inconsiderable domestic expense,

and

is tapped. If you have good and capacious the formal stated orders established with months of March and October, to lay in

cellars, desire your brewer about the regard to many particulars, were precise the quantity of beer that will last the in the extreme. “ The Northumberland Household Book family for at least six months---or

if you for 1512” is a very curious specimen of have room to contain enough to carry you such a system of ancient economics, in through the whole year---the brewer will 50 chapters and 464 closely-printed 8vo. engage that it will keep good and fresh the pages : this curious and scarce book is year round; and if it becomes too stale one of the most singular and exact ac- This is the best plan of having good beer.

will take it back and change it for fresh. counts of ancient manners that English

It is a good rule not to draw more than antiquity affords us. The earl's family consisted of 166 per- the kitchen dinner ; for the present fashion

half a pint per head---we mean this for sons---Masters and servants, and 57 stran- has voted that Sir John Barleycorn's old gers were expected every day---in the English cordials are extremely unyenteel whole 223. Twopence halfpenny was in the parlour : however, the saccharine reckoned to be the daily expense of each and mucilaginous material of the malt, for meat, drink, and firing : and one thou- and the astringent and tonic power of the sand pounds the annual expense of housekeeping,---wheat being then 58. 8d. per tritive and strengthening than any wine.

hop, render good beer much more nuQuarter. This earl's domestic concerns were ma, dinner, put a piece of bread into it---and

If more beer is drawn than is drunk at naged with such extreme exactness, and it will be almost as pleasant drinking at such rigid economy, that the number of pieces which must be cut out of every

supper as if it was fresh drawn. quarter of beef,---mutton, &c., are determined, and must be entered and accounted

LUNCHEONS AND SUPPERS. for by the clerks appointed for that pur

In serving luncheons or suppers, the pose, so there cannot be any thing more frugal housewife will forbid all cutting up erroneous than the magnificent ideas many cold ham, tongue, &c. into slices, to make people have of the unbounded liberality of what those whose eye requires more pleas“Old English Hospitality."

ing than their palate does, call pretty

dishes. It may amuse the reader to relate a Meat should be cut at table as well as specimen of the pompous, and even royal bread---if either economy or enjoynient style assumed by this feudal chieftain--- be desired : it not only prevents waste, He does not give

but preserves the favour and succulence AN ORDER FOR THE MAKING OF Mus- of it till the moment that the mouth is TARD,

ready. of which it is stated that the annual al Some cooks, to make cold meat look lowance was 166 gallons, but it is intro- smart, cut off the outside slices every time duced with the following formal preamble: it goes to table. This should never be “It seemeth good to us, and our council," done, because the first person helped will &c. &c. &c.

not like the outside---but expect the ceremony which has been performed in the

kitchen should be repeated in the parlour.' Mechanic's Oracle and Domesttt Guide.

Essence of Anecdote and tit.
ORDER IS THE BASIS OF Economy.
Allow me to recommend to you,

ANECDOTE OF HANDEL.
Order in the conduct of your affairs,
Order in the distribution of your time;

SOME folks want two or three times as Order in the management of your for- much food as others---for instance, our

incomparable and inspired composer HanOrder in the regulation of your amuse- del required uncommonly large and frements;

quent supplies of food---among other Order in the arrangement of your so- stories told of this great musician, it is ciety.

said, that whenever he dined alone at a Thus, let all things he done in order.' tavern he always ordered

" dinner for 1 Cor, xiv. 40.

three"---and on receiving for answer to

tune:

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THE ESSENCE OF ANECDOTE AND WIT.

his question---" Is de Tinner retty ?"-- Therefore---to ensure the punctual as" as soon as the company come”---He said tendance of those illustrious gastrophilists “constrepito,” “ deu pring up te Tinner,” who on grand occasions are invited to join prestissimo," “I am de gombany." this high tribunal of taste---for their onn

pleasure and the benefit of their country, ANECDOTE OF COL. BOSVILLE. it is irrevocably resolved,

“ that the The late hospitable Colonel Bosville had janitor be ordered not to admit any visitor, his dinner on the table exactly two mi- of whatever eminence of appetite, after nutes before 5 o'clock---and no guest was the hour which the Secretary shall have admitted after that hour, for he was such announced that the specimens are ready." a determined supporter of punctuality, that when his clock struck 5 his porter locked the street-door and laid the key at

TO CORRESPONDENTS. the head of the dinner-table---the time Jean is accepted, and will appear. kept by the clock in the kitchen, the J. R. is informed, that what he requests parlour, the drawing-room, and the watch is at present impossible. An Editor's motto, of the master, were minutely the same--- like that of Junius, is " Stat nominis um. that the dinner was ready was not an- brâ." nounced to the guests in the usual way.- Celia S. is inadmissible; we however but when the clocks struck---this superla- recommend her, to pursue that amusement tive time-keeper himself declared to his she has so well begun, and when perfected guests :

we will be glad to hear from her. “ DINNER Waits."

SWEETTOOTH is informed, that he can be His first covenant with his cook was, supplied with the first three volumes of that the first time she was not punctual, this work in boards, or parts (six numbers would be the last she should be under his form a part); they can be ordered through patronage.

any bookseller.

We have received a very peaceable letDINNER INVITATIONS. ter from one Pax. “ We'll shame the As a certificate of your intention to be fool and print it :" punctual---you may send your friends a similar billet to the following:

SIR, ** MY DEAR SIR,

Your humble servant 's astonish'd to find The honour of your company is re

That in giving abuse you're most generous

and kind; quested to dine with

on Fryday, 1825.

When I want a good character I'll write The SPECIMENS will be placed Than the Portfolio's Judge I shall ne'er upon THE TABLE at five o'clock PRE find a better. CISELY, when the business of the day will What your Correspondents have done I immediately commence.

kuow not,
I have the honour to be,
MY DEAR SIR,

But you call one an Ass, and another a
Your most obedient servant,
SECRETARY.

Now I think it much better if you disagree
Dip their letters in Lethe, and silent to be.

PAX, At the last general meeting, it was, unanimously resolved, that

Donald Dhu came too late, the time 1st. ." An Invitation to ETA · BETA: and season have passed away, it cannot now PI• must be answered in writing, as soon be inserted. as possible after it is received --within 24 R. M.'s poem is as long as from here to hours, at latest,” reckoning from that on" Liverpool (from whence it came), it is on which it is dated ;---otherwise the Secre- that account unsuitable to our pages, but tary will have the profound regret to feel we will endeavour to give insertion to his that the invitation has been definitively de- Anacreontic. clined.

I. C.'s yard of tape ! though well mea. 2dly. The Secretary having represented sured, is not from the Muse of gin, which that the perfection of several of the pre- Lord Byron observes, is the only true Hyparations is so exquisitely evanescent, that perion spring! the delay of one minute after their arrival We must beg farther indulgence from at the meridian of concoction, will render our kind Correspondents who remain unthem no longer worthy of men of taste. answered.

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LONDON :---Printed for William CHARLTON WRIGHT, 65, Paternoster Row,

and may be bad of all Booksellers and Newsmen.

The Portfolio,

Comprising 1, THE FLOWERS OF LITERATURE, II. THE SPIRIT OF THE MAGAZINES.

III. THE WONDERS OF NATURE AND ART.

IV. THE ESSENCE OF ANECDOTE AND WIT. V. THE DOMESTIC GUIDE.

VI. THE MECHANICS' ORACLE.

No. CIII. [Or NO19.08] FORMING Also No. 120 of the HIVE, LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1825.

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THE CELEBRATED HORSE BAZAAR,

KING STREET, BAKER STREET.

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Contents.
The Celebrated Horse Bazaar.... 289 Leading Article

296 Maria Foote .. 291 The Bard's Wish

997 Singular Defence in a case of Seduc A Visit to a Poet's Garret

298 tion 293 Chronology of 1824

300 Colbert, the Minister of Louis XIV. ib.

To a Lady Mrs. Baillie's Lisbon

ib. Insubordination of Modern Stomacbs ib, The Portuguese.. 294 Anecdote of Joseph 11....

304 Spanish Customs..

295
Serjeant Onslow

ib. Portuguese Pride

ib.
Henry IV.

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THE

ing's, which have shone meteor-like, CELEBRATED HORSE BAZAAR

and as rapidly disappeared, ad suuk

into oblivion. Many of these have For the Sale of Horses and Carriages been undeservedly neglected, and have

by Commission daily, and by Auction improperly, on many accounts, been every Wednesday and Saturday, and suffered to escape the notice of the for Harness, Saddlery, fe. daily, press, and the pencil of the artist, while for Ready Money.

many scenes, of comparative insigniThe age of curious speculation in ficance, have been lifted and lauded to which we live, has produced many ec

the skies. centric and cstraordinary undertak

This splendid cst hlishmeat for the VOL. IV.

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sale of horses, and the usual apparatus, One apartment of this immense range was commenced, and carried into splen- of building, is especially appropriated did and decided effect, by a gentleman to the accommodation of gentlemen of, eminently qualified for the task, and the turf; the principal room already standing among the very limited num- spoken of, is near 120 feet in length, ber of persons who, with the means of by a width of near fifty feet, and founding and carrying on extensive corresponding in heigbt. undertakings, possess sound theoretical One praiseworthy and singular peand practical knowledge of the subject, culiarity, we observe, distinguishes the with the rarer accomplishments of the undertaking, and which, scrupulously habits of the man of business. Of adhered to, stamps it with worth and these few, the proprietor of the Horse character. Loans are advanced by the Bazaar is of high celebrity; and the establishment on horses and carriages undertaking bids fair to be a sound and intended for sale, on terms at once ho-, highly profitable speculation.

vourable and advantageous; and the The premises cover upwards of two whole scale and general management acres of ground, contain stalls for nearly may be deemed a most useful and wellfour hundred horses, a capacious rid- organised undertaking. ing-house, extensive exercising ground, The technicalities and peculiar adspace for five hundred carriages, large vantages of this establishment, may be harness and saddlery saloons, waiting traced in the following statement. room, offices, coffee-rooms, and private Some hundreds of horses are always on subscription rooms, the principal of sale by commission, the prices of which which is of the following dimensions : are attached to each, and amongst Length

113 feet,

which always are found very capi

tal and well-seasoned hunters, excellent Width

· 47 feet,

tilbury horses, several pairs of very Height

44 feet,

fine carriage horses, and a great variety and one is specially appropriated to the of roadsters, hackneys, ponies, and laturf. The whole enclosed within high dies' horses, in high condition, and fit walls.

for immediate use. The main building which faces the A considerable number of fresh, spectator in the engraving, contains, on young, and well-seasoned hunters, roadthe basement, an extensive riding- sters, &c. are constantly supplied from house and manage, with an auction aud provincial fairs, well worth the attenshow-rooms. On the upper, is a sub- tion of the public. scription room of splendid dimensions, There are always kept for inspection and appropriate fittings, adapted to the also between two and three hundred commodious congregation of a numer- carriages of various descriptions, by ous meeting on the purposes of general the first makers; consisting of landaus, business; an exchange for merchants, landaulets, coaches, chariots, phaetons, and deaters in the articles of the esta- curricles, stanhopes, dennets, cabrioblishment. On the right and left stands lets, chaises with heads, barouches, an extensive range of stabling, and dog carts, tilburies, pony phaetons, . general accommodations for, at least, britchkies, pony gigs, &c. &c. four hundred horses; in the midst, an Also, a very excellent assortment of exercise and show-ground of ample harness and saddlery, of the best quadimensions; and immediately over and lity, and at much lower prices than about the arched way, in which the those usually charged.-Orders for spectator in our engraving is supposed home consumption and for exportato stand, are warehouses for display, tion can be executed to any extent, on a corresponding scale for the supply and with the greatest regularity and of harness and saddlery, and of the despatch, and the prices charged are general description carriages. Of estimated on the same scale of profit as the capabilities and conduct of this on those articles regularly exposed for singular speculation, let the circum- sale. stance of a frequent display of adver The private subscription rooms, into tisements of five hundred choice and which "none but subscribers are adknown animals of high character and mitted (excepting ladies), in which can value, prepare the reader, and the in- be seen every description of informaformation be completed by stating that, tion likely to interest sportsmen, and in one year, the accouuts have exhi- other gentlemen ; together with newsbited returns of more than half a mil- papers and periodical publications, as lion sterling!

well as the prices of the British and

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foreign funds, which are correctly and The flowers of Literatare.
regularly posted up at eleven, half-past
two, and half-past four.
There are coffee-rooms open for the

MARIA FOOTE. accommodation of the public, in which may be had tea, coffee, sandwiches, “ If half thy outward graces had been ices, confectionery, fruit, &c. &c. all of

placed the best quality, and at very moderate About thy thoughts and counsels of thy prices, which are affixed to the articles. heart!"

SHAKSPEARE. As many ladies of the first rank and fashion are daily in the habit of going If there was ever a creature who me. through this establishment, Mr. Young rited the sympathy of the world, it is has found it necessary to recommend Maria Foote! their visits to be after twelve o'clock, If there was ever a wife who deas the stables are seldom perfectly in served its commiseration, it is her Moorder before that hour.

ther! Coaches from the Royal Exchange A short narrative of the causes which are coming and going every ten minutes have led to the condition of the one, and in the day, to the end of Baker Street, the unhappiness of the other, may not which is not more than three minutes' be without its beneficial effect on fawalk from the Bazaar.

thers, mothers, and daughters. A branch, for the sale of harness, About twenty-eight years ago, an acsaddlery, and accoutrements, is esta- tor came to Plymouth by the name of blished at No. 3, Cornhill, and 89, Freeman---(his real name being Foote:) Lombard Street.

---he was of a respectable family from A copious prospectus, by which all Salisbury; his brother being at that persons having any transactions with time a clergyman there. When on a this establishment are bound, and to visit to his brother, he met the sister of wbich public attention is most particu- his brother's wife, a young creature larly requested, as it contains regula- about 17, just from a boarding-school; tions of the utmost public advantage, and, to the disgrace of all parties, they calculated to prevent any dispute or persuaded this interesting boardinglaw-suit in purchase or sale, is to be school girl to marry a man twenty-five had on the premises.

years older than herself. He returned

to Plymouth with his wife, a sweet, inAN OLD OFFICER

nocent girl. In country towus, actors

are considered profligate people; and THAT HAD A STRONG IDEA OF MILI- though the young creature had been TARY PROMOTION.

educated as a lady, and was much more It was his custom to make his children of one than most of the other females in read a chapter in the Bible every Sun- the town, no genteel family paid her day afternoon. Upon mention being the least attention. She was considered made of Nebuzaradan, captain of the the wife of a man whom nobody re

the guard, coming to Jerusalem (2 Kings, spected --- and notwithstanding xxv. 8.) he stopped the reader, and whole town was interested in her apcried out in a tone of voice that shewed pearance, pity was the predominant how much he was interested in the mat- feeling whenever she appeared. ter, “Good God! is that man still a

Deserted comparatively by one sex, captain? Why he was a captain when she naturally enough threw herself into I was a little boy. Promotion in his the society of the other; and certainly, regiment must have been very slow."

in Plymouth, her good humour, fascinating manner, long silken hair, and

white hat and feather, made prodigious LOUIS XIV.

havoc among the young bloods of the AFTER the battle of Senef, the great

town. Condé, wbo was extremely subject to

Her husband was too apathetic to the gout, was with difficulty ascending care who flirted about with his wife, a staircase, at the top of which Louis provided he was released from the trou. XIV. was waiting to receive him. " I ble, and left her too often, after the beg pardon for detaining your majesty," first hurst of passion was cooled. Thus, he esclaimed...." Don't hurry, cousin;" without being vicious, her natural gaisaid Louis, “ you cannot move very

ety deadened all sense of discretion--fast under such a weight of law'els."

and, from being shamefully slighted by the world without a cause, she became

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