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that throw out vast sheets of water, | Urban VIII. who caused them to and the obelisk erected between be erected. On the top of the them, are great additions to the canopy are four angels, brass beauty of this spacious court. gilt, seventeen feet high, holding When we have passed the spa- festoons of flowers most beautifully cious area, we ascend by some carved ; and between them are steps to a grand platform or ter- the figures of children playing on race, that leads into the lofty the cornice ; the whole being portico that is before the church. ninety feet in height. At this The roof of it is supported by altar none can celebrate mass but pillars three fathoms in circum- the Pope himself, or the Cardinal ference, and the ceiling is of Dean, by express permission of stucco, gilt all over, and wrought his holiness, Underneath there is with the arms of Paul V. On the a' flight of stairs leading to a right side of this portico we see chapel richly adorned, wherein a marble statue of Constantine the they pretend to have preserved Great, on horseback, who is repre- some part of St. Peter's body: sented in a posture of astonish- This staircase is surrounded by a ment at the appearance of the balustrade of brass, supporting a Cross. Over the portico are great many silver lamps, which the statues of our Saviour and burn perpétually, except on Good the twelve Apostles; and here Friday, when the church is hung is a balcony, wherein the Popes in mourning, in memory of our are crowned in ġiew of all the Saviour's death, The inside of people. As we enter the church, the dome is adorned with Mosaic we leave on the right hand the work, representing Paradise, the Porta Sancta, or Holy Gate, Eternal Father, angels, and many which is never opened but in the other figures ; and in the corners year, of the great jubilee. The below are the four Evangelists, of body of St. Peter's Church, and the same work, admirably well also the cupola, is surtained by done. The height from the pavelarge square pillars, like those of ment to the top of the cross, St. Paul's, and have the advantage which is over the ball, is foure of being overlaid with marble, as hundred and thirty-two feet; and well as the walls. The high altar, the diameter of the ball eight which stands under the middle feet, four inches. We'ascend to cupola, has a magnificence hardly the dome by a sloping staircase, to be paralleled. It is a kind of without steps; and from thence pavilion supported by four wreath we proceed to the ball by stairs ed columns of brass, adorned with that are
not very commodious, foliage and strewed with bees, which lie between the outer and which were the arms of Pope Jinner dome; for that which is seen
To be coutinded.
in the church is not the same that the articles are drawn up and the we look upon
without doors, the ring ready, is only one per cent. last being a kind of case to the on the dowery, or 5gs. should 'the other.
lady have greater charms of person than of purse. For a sight of my
list, twenty shillings, which is a MATRIMONIAL REPORT FOR sovereign remedy against imperSEPTEMBER.
tinent curiosity. Half-a-crown (From an Edinburgh Paper.) is my charge for giving the ad · Matters, Mr. Éditor, I regret dress of a tailor or stay-maker, to say, look unimproving, as for repairing the figure previous licenses for shooting have en- to interview, and a whole cro:vị tirely superseded those for ma- for that of a wig-maker, who trimony.
makes periwigs more natural than 'Tis a melancholy fact, Sir, and our own hair. I could a tale unfold, which would Men of learning are extremely astonish the world, regarding the scarce; Authors and Book-maincrease of celibacy, but I console kers are superabundant. Men. , myself with the hope that when milliners of six feet high, ad inthe cold months set in, our sports-finitum, and to be disposed of by men 'will take higher aim, and the ell. Gentlemen, a few ; Law change Manton's pieces, for the yers, lots, and may be quoted dúll, enchanting society of virtuous with few exceptions. W. S.'s
Before that time arrives, though very numerous are in con, however, I would beg yeur female siderable demand, from their free readers, who wish to change their supply of six and eight pences. condition, to favour me with their Ladies of all sorts and sizes names, parentage, height, breadth, very abundant, and prudery very complexion, fortune (real and ex- much on the wane. pected), colour of their hair, and a
BUCKLE. general description of their looks, [We have to debit Mr. Buckle ls, figure, shape, colour of their hand, for the postage of a highly perfumed length of foot, nose, ears, and letter, addressed to the printer of our fingers, and thickness of their paper, who opened it under the im.
pression (no pun intended,) that it was ancles; if a certificate of temper, a private affair of his own. It is writhours of rising, and general de- ten in a beautiful lady's hand, with the 'portment can be procured, it will post mark of London, and announces be a desirable document, and a that five and twenty ladies, - young, certificate of age is, I am forced rich, and beautiful, intend spending
the whole of next winter in Auld to say, á sine qua non. A sim
Reeky.' The importation of such a ple insertion in my Album is ten bevy in the present state of the market and sixpence; and my fee, when is very alarming.)
pay equal homage to Jack Keteb if ke Succimens of a patent Pocket Dicti: possessed equal power. onary, for the use of those who
Advice.-- Almost the only commowish to understand the meaning dity which the world refuses to receive, of things as well us words,
although it be had gratis, with (From the New Monthly Magazine.) an allowance to those who take a
Alr:n the country, an emanation Abridgment. Any thing contracted from the pure sky, perfumed by the into a small compass; such, for in: flowery earth; in London, a noxious stance, as the Abridgment of the Sta.
compound of fog, smoke, putridity, tutes, in Afty volumes folio..
and villanous exhalations. Absentees.-Certain Irish land-own
Alderman.A ventri-potentiaf citiers, who stand a chance of being zen, into whose Mediterranean month knocked on the head if they stay at good things are perpetually dowing, home, and are sure of getting no rents although none come out. if they go abroad ; thus illustrating Appetites-A relish bestowed upon the fate of the hippopotamus, which, the poorer classes thạt they may like according to the authority of the what they eat, while it is seldom enshowman at Exeter 'Change, “is a joyed by the rich, although they may hamphibious hanimal that cannot live eat what they like. upon
land and dies in the water." Argument.With fools, passion, voAbsurdity.Any thing advanced ciferation, or violence; with ministers; by our opponents, contrary to our a majority; - with kings, the sword; own practice, or above our compre- with men of sense, a sound reason, hension.
Army.--A collection of human maAccomplisliments. In Women, all chines, often working as the blind inthat can be supplied by the dancing- struments of blind power. master, music-master, mantua-maker, Ay.
A noneysyllable occasionally and milliner. In men, tying a cravat, productive of great benefit to those talking nonsense, playing at billiards, who utter it. dressing like a groom, and driving Bag.“A convenient receptacle for like a coachman.
any thing wished to be secreted, and Achievement or Hatchment.-Is ge- usually carried by people of doubtful nerally stuck up to commemorate the character, such as petti-foggers, old. decease of some of the illustrious ob-clothes-men, &c. scure, who never achieved any thing Bait-One animal empaled uponą worth notice until they died, and hook in order to torture a second for would be instantly forgotten if their the amusement of a third, memory did not secure an immortality Baker.-One who gets'. his own of a twelvemonth by being pailed to bread by adulterating that of others, the front of their houses.
Ball. An assembly for the ostensiAddress.--Generally a string of ful ble purpose of dancing, where the old), some compliments and profession's ladies shuffle and qut against :: one lavished upon every king or individual another for money, and the young ones in authority indiscriminately, in order do the same for husbands. to assure him of the particular, per- Bar, The independence of the sonal, and exclusive veneration in Like a ghost, a thing much talked of which he is held by those who would and seldom seen.
Barrister. One who sometimes Cannibal-A slave.dealer. makes his gown a cloak for browbeat- Cannon.-Military law; very often ing and putting down a witness, who synonymous with capon, ecclesiastis but for this protection might occasi. cal law. opally knock down the barrister. Cant. The characteristic of Mo
Bed.--An article in which we are dera England. born and pass the happiest portion of Canvass, A linen cloth, of whichi our lives, and yet one which we never considerable quantities are annually wish to keep
spoiled by painters, and obliged to Beer, Small. See Water,
be sent to Somerset House for sale, Bellman's Verses,-See Vision of
Caper8.-A remedy. for boiled mut: Judgment.
ton, and low spirits. Benefit of Clergy. See Tithes. Cardinal.-A governor of the Ro.
Bishop.-The only thing that gains mish church by whom popes are electby a translation.
ed, and the cardinal virtues neglected. Blank..See every ticket bought by Care. The tax paid by the higher yourself or friends,
classes for their privileges and posBlind, The.See nothing.
sesstoog. Bonnet-An article of dress much Carnage.The pastime of Kings." ) used by fashionable females for carry- Ceremony.--All that is considered ing a head in.
necessary, by many, in friendship and · Bot, Opera. A small inclosure religion. wherein the upper classes assemble Challenge. Giving your adversary twice a week for the pleasure of hear- an opportunity of shooting you through ing one another; and seeing the music. the body, to indemnify you for his hav
Brass.-An ingredient in the coun- ing hurt your feelings. tenances of - various individuals, parti- Chamberlain, Lord. The King's cularly those from a neighbouripg chambermaid. island.
Chaplain, Military. One appointBrenth: Air received into the ed to say grace at mess, and dřink lungs for the purposes of smoking, wine with the officers, whistling, &c.
Chicane.See Law, Bugbears-That for wbich reform Cider.---See Verjuice. and improvement are used by those Citizen.--A fumivorous being, much who are interested in opposing them, given to making money and destroy
Bumper-toasts. See Drunkenness, ing turtle, Ill-health, and Vice.
College.--An institution where Butcher.See Suwarrow, Turkish Loung men learn every thing but that commander, and the History of Mis- which is professed to be taught. called Heroes, &c. &c.
Compliments.-Dust thrown into Cabbage. See Tailor.
the eyes of those whom we want to to dupe.
ture of which our spinsters would do "Corraption.--Vide History of Bo
welt to direct their attention, since, roughs. according to Voltaire, the reason of so Cottage. --Supposed to be the abode many unhappy marriages is that young of happiness by all except those who fadies employ their time in making live in it, pets instead of cages.
Courage; The fear of being Calf-The young. John Bull, thought a coward.
Cousin, - A periodical bore from the A Home Argument. country, who, becanse you happen to By one decisive argument have some of his blood, thinks he may Giles gain'd his lovely Kate's consent, inflict the whole of his body upen you
'To fix the bridal day. during his stay in town.
Why in such haste, dear Giles to wed? Cream.-In London, milk and wa- I shall not change my mind,' she said: ter thickened with chalk and four..
* But then,' says he, ' I may.' Critic. One who is incapable of writing books himself, and, therefore With cards and dice, and dress and contents“ himself with condemning
friends, those of others.
My sayings are complete ;
I light the candle at both ends, To the Editor of the Oxford Enter
And thus make both ends meet. taining Miscellary.
The following curious Epitaph was
taken some years since, from a ing worthy a place in your Mis
Store in a Church-yard in cellany the insertion will oblige
AY :. HE -Relies On
GOD d · Art - NaturOn being asked by a Eady what Virtues are.
ALSO Sure my dear girl you know what
T omas Terslyn - E - aravirtues are,
. B 2. ing To - .'. Nan İndeed you do possess an ample share:
Re May I not tell you so without rebuff?
WILLIAM ESTH Poh! 'tis not flattery, it is true enough.
o't He RB. Love is a virtue, all the world must
- nge.. ? L. S. C. , Immoderate passion finging from its
all H: Imt -- Othe; throne
1 Constancy's another, but 'tis rare
R Industry's another you're aware
Sideest Truth is, another ;-blended with all
EXPLANATION OF THE ABOVE. You in the initials see with what you
Reader stay, please.
Here lies one Goddart, natural Son ;
To “Master Sly" near Abington;
And here will James, the Brother både, “Oh! let me die in peace," Eumenes Till angels call bim to their side. cried,
E. STOR, Sexton. To a hard creditor at his bed-side: • How! die!" roar a Gripus;
Solutions to Enigmas in No. 17. your debts evade !
1. Toast---2. Sir-mounted.-3. Wo-man. Indeed, Sir, you shan't die till I am
TO CORRESPONDENTS. --Several Com paid.'
munications received, but too late for ipsertion,