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The Portfolio,

Coinprising I. 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.

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Palace of Holyrood-House........ 258 Country Comforts, &c.
Snsan Cooper

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Errors in Natural History Christmas Boxes.............

260 On M'Adamising Magnetism ..

261 The Tobacconist. The Felon.................

262 Anecdote of Mr. Curran American Slavery.

ib. The Duke of Marlborough... King James to Prince Charles the Duke of Anachronism Buckingham....

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French Revenge.. Dogs...

ib. Laziness Rewarded,. Leading Article

264 | Reprool .... Spanish Cruelty

ib, The Devil. Pear of Punishment Unfriendly to Truth.. ib. Chinese Method of Making Sheet Lead Gluttony

ib. Apple Bread.. The Early Hour Company

265 Stomachic Tincture. Christmas

266 To Preserve Linen from Moths,...

267 ib. 268 269 271 ib. ib. ib. ib. 272 ib. ib. ib, ib. ib.

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PALACE OF HOLYROOD holding a spaniel in a string. The whole HOUSE.

is executed in very good style. Here The palace of Holyrood-house stands and his queen, by Ramsay.

also are full length portraits of Geo. III. at the eastern extremity of the city of Edinburgh, and at the bottom of that Strangers visiting the palace part of the High Street, named the usually led to Queen Mary's apartments, Canongate. It is a beautiful building, in the second floor of which her own bed of a quadrangular form, with an open bordereil with green silk fringes and

still remains. It is of crimson damask, court in the centre, ninety-four feet square. The western front consists of tassels, but is now almost in tatters. two large castellated square towers, four The cornice of the bed is of open figured

work. Close to the Goor in this room stories in height, which are joined by a lower building or gallery of two stories, is a small opening in the wall, which leada with a flat roof and double ballustrade to a passage and a trap-stair, communi. The towers have each three circular cating with the apartments below. turrets at their exterior angles, rising Through this passage Daruley and his from the ground to the battlements, the accomplices rushed in to murder the fourth angle of each great tower being unhappy Rizzio, on the 9th of March,

1566. concealed by the buildings which sur

The queen, when this outrage round the inner court. In the middle of took place, was at supper, in a closet the low gallery is the entrance, orna

adjoining to her bed-chamber, with the mented by four Doric columns, which Countess of Argyll, Rizzio, and a few support a cupola in the form of an im. domestics. Rizzio, on perceiving the perial crown. Underneath the capola is conspirators enter, headed by Lord a clock; and over the gateway are

Ruthven in complete armour, instantly the royal arms of Scotland. The front supposed he was the victim, and took to the east is of equal elegance. Round refuge behind the queen. But, in spite the area in the inside is a handsome of her tears and enireatics, he was forn arcade, faced with pilasters of the from her presence; and, before he could Doric order. On the entablature of be dragged through the next apartment, these are cut the ensigns of Scottish the rage of bis enemies put an end to his royalty; the thistle and the crown, the life, piercing his body with fifty-six sword and the sceptre.

Between the wounds. The cluset in which Mary was windows of the second floor are a range

at supper, when this tragical scene was of lonic pilasters; and above these an acted, is about twelve feet square. equal number of the Corinthian order. The more ancient parts of the present On a pediment in this area, fronting the palace, consisting of the nortb-west west, aro the royal arms. At the south- towers, were built by James V., about the west angle of the piazza is the large year 1582, as a royal residence, though staircase, which leads to the royal apart. for ages before the Scottish Kings seem ments; and on the north side of the to have occasionally resided at this place, building is the great gallery, which is Below a niche in one of these towers one hundred and fifty feet long, twenty- his name is still to be seen, JAC. REX V. four jo breadth, and nearly twenty in

During the minority of height. This gallery is hung with the Queen Mary, the Palace of Holyroodfanciful portraits of one hundred and house was burnt, along with the city, by eleven monarchs of Scotland, by De the English forces under the Earl of Witt. Here are held the elections of the Hertford. Soon after this period, how. Scottish peers. Adjoining to the gallery ever, it was repaired and enlarged beyond is a drawing and state bed chamber, its present size. At that time it is said wainscotted with oak. The festoons of to have consisted of no fewer than five flowers over the doors and mantle-pieces courts, the most westerly of which was in the apartment are executed with a the largest. It was bounded on the east considerable degree of elegance, but the by the front of the palace, which occustucco ornaments of the roof are rather pied the same space as it does at present; heavy. Near to this, in what are but the building extended itself further called Lord Dunmore's lodgings, is a towards the south. At the north-west celebrated painting of Charles I. and his corner was a strong gate, (the gate of queen, going a hunting, painted by the adjoining abbey,) with Gothic Mytons. A horse for his inajesty, and a pillars, arched, and towers, which was palfrey for the queen, are introduced, iaken down in 1755. and the celebrated dwarf, Jeffrey Hudson,

SCOTORUM.

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SUSAN COOPER.

affection, one who was not worthy of her, for he was gay, thoughtless, volatile.

Nearly of the same age, yet differing so Original.

much in their dispositions, who could have believed this lender plant in such

an ungenial soil could have ripened to Look on a love which knows not to despair. the perfection it has? Their attachment

BYRON.

began whilst children at school ; at the Love is the most delightful of human end of the holidays, as I remember well, passions ; in the heart of the bad it he came back with his head full of love, awakens some good feelings, and in romance, and fancy, and by the hour í that of the good emanates those which have shared bis reflections on the raise the mortal to perfection. We all "amiable gentleness of her he loved.” revert to the hours of our early life's After he left school, which happened soon food dream of love with rapture, the after this, he became acquainted with the pleasing remembrance dwells upon the performers at a private theatre, and unmind in all the balcyon bliss of un- fortunately fell into that unhappy and stained purity. What were human life morbid feeling which is only cured by without that feeling? How dull would experience: he too must be a player. be its unchanging tide, if love came not The partial approbation of friends, at all with its magic sweetness to charm “ life's times injudicious, hurried him on, and he weariness! Even the very griefs of love ventured to perform in public. I will are pleasing in retrospection; to re not praise him, but justice lemands that member that sorrows have been, and I should say, many others mave cut a far have not shaken our ' fidelity; nay, more contemptible appearance on the perhaps, have strengthened it; to think boards; but as he did not attain instant that our feelings grow warmer as time celebrity, his friends compelled him to matures our passion; to find, that it is abandon this, as it appeared to his waynot the ficeting vision of the mornent, ward fancy, delightful life, but it was but the never ending soother of our life. too late, bis mind was diseased, and his These are the thoughts which chain the affections were estranged; he began to mind with pleasure to the past, and treat poor Susan, now returned from cheer it with anticipations of the future. school, with coldness and neglect; she Love has been to me a scene of continued never complained, she never reproached pleasure, and now, when time is sprinkling him, she did not even ask him why he so his snows upon my brow, like the cheer- seldom came to her, but the deep tone of ing sun of a fine winter, it sheds a dearer her feelings was evident in her assumed say over my heart, than when in all its frankness and gladness in his presence. summer heat its bright beams shed its This in any other heart would have warm influence over me. Time, most worked a reformation, but his only often the destroyer of all things, has grew more rebellious, and at last he been to my passion a fostering parent; ceased to think of her. This beneath the shelter of his wing it has neglect continued for some time, when a grown up to strength and maturity, mark of attention from her to a sister and as each bright quality became uu- whom he loved tenderly, and who has folded in the object of my heart's idola. now, alas ! “passed that bourne whence try, my affection received fresh strength no traveller returns,” recalled him to and nourishment. Oh,hours of rapture ! himself. He wrote to her a letter of who would not love? In the tale I am penitence, and received in return one about to narrate I shall not speak with from her full of kindness and forgiveness. the embellishing fancy of a romance Her gentle bosom was opened again to writer, I will but draw a true outline, and receive that heart which for months had leave the characters in all their un been fluttering from flower to Aower; adorned truth to the judgment of those by degrees he felt the warm infnence of who will do them justice. Susan her sweetness redeem bim from all his Cooper was not what is generally called follies ; since then, he has often by the a pretty girl, though there was much exuberance of his thoughtlessness imsweetness in her looks : she was kiud, planted many a pang in her bosom, yet pleasing, modest, and unaffected : she she has never changed, and he has not had no brilliant accomplishments, yet in heeded it. This scene of thoughtlese all society she was a great favourite. cruelty, not the more to be excused beIn such a beart as her’s, which was open, cause it was thoughtless, might have warm, and generous, it will readily be continued for a long time, had he not one believed love soon found a home; yes, day surprised her in tears : a letter was she loved, and loved with the most ardent lying on the sofa beside her. He walked

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gently to her, she endeavoured to con CHRISTMAS BOXES. ceal her sobs, and they felt upon his heart with the more bitterness. I have

IT were idle to tell our readers that heard him declare, till then he never saw

at this merry and joyous season of the her look so interesting. He asked the year, when the spirits are all on the cause of her tears; she spoke not; he wing, and when the imagination is raised her head, and looked on her caught by every glittering appearance, countenance; an angel weeping could it is the custom of reviving and refreshnot have appeared more sweetly sorrow

ing friendships by some trivial yet ful. He insisted upon kuowing the

suitable offerings. Children receive cause of her uneasiness, she pointed to their wooden shorses, their penny trumthe letter; he read it eagerly ; 'twas from pets, and Dutch dolls—the charming one of her female friends to whom he had fair one luxuriates over her “Forget me paid some attention, and who had taken Not,” and her “ Hommage aux Dames.” a malicious pleasure in communicating and grave and potent Sigviors prothe truth, and more than the truth. His

cure their works of edification and inheart was touched, he then felt the full

struction. Of what these latter conforce of her amiable gentleness, and assist it may not be unprofitable to inhe pressed' her burning brow to his quire; and as we have been favoured bosomn, and kissed the scalding tears from with a list of the presents which are in her cbeeks, he vowed never again to

course of preparation for some of the cause her another moment of sorrow;

ennobled of the land, we shall devote a and by a watchful care over his thought small portion of our columns for conlessness, to prevent a recurrence of the veying this very seasonable piece of

information: He told her not of the vow, she

“ His Most Gracious Majesty reknows it uot at this moment, but when ceives an Imperial Edition of the Holy this meets her eye, as it will, then will Scriptures, with notes critical and explashe know at last, her merit has been natory on the Seventh and Tenth Comappreciated, and her affection

mandments, by William Hone, Esquire." turned with all the ardour he is capable West's superb picture

of the spaniel har

“The Marquis of Conyngham receives of ; and time, the true test of affection, will only add blossoms to the already ing its ears cropped, and bearing the thick blown tree of conjugal affection marks of the lash on its sides."

" His Noble Marchioness receives the Since then many a sorrowful moment has it caused him, to think upon the last edition of Horne's Art of Love ; worthlessness of those feelings which printed on Crown paper. 1820." could prompt him so to trifle with such a

“The Duke of Gloucester the last tender heart. What a friend he would Report of the Destitute Sense Society, have lost, bad she treated him as his bound in calf and unlettered." conduct had deserved; but she had

“ The Lord High Chancellor--a beautibeen heard to say, “There were many

ful engraving of the celebrated Sphynx, sparks of goodness in his heart, and at

with a full-length portrait of Mr. last I have fanned them into a flame.” Williams, M. P. as Oedipus; and His vow of love and kindness has been bearing the following classical motto :kept most religiously, and for a long

"A THING OF DOUBTS AND MYSTEtime I bave seen the bright smile of RIES.'”. pleasure and cheerfulness glowing on her

“Lord Gifford-a copy of Beattie's cheek. May no mischance e'er wither it; Essays on Truth, with the threeI trust it will not, for her thought and

volumed novel of “The Fortune seriousness have taken a tinge from his bunter.'” gaiety; and bis exuberant flow of animal

“ The Lord Mayor- Lindley Mursprits has been softened down by the ray's English Grammar,' with the latest restraining influence of ber gentleness impression of “The Court Primer.'” and mildness, till, from a giddy and graving of a Polar Bear in the act of

“Mr. Secretary Croker---a fine enthoughtless coxcomb, he has become a fond and affectionate husband.

devouring an Irish Bore." Such were the leading features in the

“ Mr. Justice Parke ---Dyer's elegant life of SUSAN Coorer.

Comedy of “The Justice run mad, with Dul. Gr.

W. H. L.

Mrs. Taylor's tale of 'The Trinphs
Temper."

“John Mildmay, Esq. M. P.--" Tom Thumb' with cuts.

“ C. W. Wynn, Esq. M. P.---A voice from Wales.'"

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“John Gurney the barrister---a splen- nations beated in the highest degree. did edition of his speeches in the Radical To accomplish this object, it was necesCorresponding Society, with a copy of sary to bewilder the understanding; and Shiel's tragedy of “The Apostate.' Mesmer, with his singular language,

“ Lord Sidmouth.---' Hibbert's Essay produced that effeet. To put a stop to on Apparitions.'

the fit of public insanity was the grand « Lord Bexley---the Confessions of difficulty; and it was proposed to have a Justified Sinner.'”

the secret purchased by the court. Mes. "Mr. Holme Sumner, M. P.---an mer fixed his claims at a very extravaaccurate Engraving of the Brixton gant rate. However, he was offered Tread-mill; with the Tenth Report of fifty thousand crowns. By a singular the Surrey Lunatic Asylum.”

chance, I was one day led into the midst « The Rev. George Croley --- The of the somnabulists. Such was the Carcase of the Euchanted Courser; enthusiasm of the numerous spectators, with the clever pamphlet of 'A new that in most of them I could observe a way to hiss a young actress.' "---(Scarce wild rolling of the eye, and a convulsed and curious.)

movement of the countenance. A stran“ Mr. William Cobbett---a Gridiron, a ger might have fancied himself amidst roasting-bill, with a lithographic En. the unfortunate patients of Charenton. graving of Sir Francis Burdett's Letter.” Surprised and shocked at seeing so many

“ The Editor of the ‘John Bull'--. people almost in a state of delirium, I Third instalment from the Ultra-Slavery withdrew, full of reflections on the scene Society, wrapped up in a Statement which I had just witnessed. It hapof the Mauritius Defalcation Account.” pened that about this time my husband

“ Robert Southey, Esq. P. L.- - was attacked with a pulmonary disorder, Political Retractions, second edition; and he desired that he might be conwith Massinger's play of "A New Way veyed to Mesmer's house. Being introto Pay Old Debts. »

duced into the apartment occupied by “The Earl of Lauderdale---a new M. Campan, I asked the worker of surtout."

miracles what treatment he proposed to “Duke of Newcastle---Old-Castle's adopt; be very coolly replied, that to Fool of Quality.'

ensure a speedy and perfect cure, it “ Lord Lennox ---A Pair of Patons.' would be necessary to lay, in the bed of

“ Joseph Hayne.-- Foote's farce of the the invalid, at his left side, one of three • Lying Valet,' bound in sheep's skin.” things, namely, a young woman of

“Lord Charles Somerset --- the last brown complexion ; a black hen; or an Pamphlet on the Bullying (Bullion)

the Bullying (Bullion) empty bottle. “ Šir, (said I) if the Question.

choice be a matter of indifference, pray “ William Gifford, Esq. --Monody on try the empty bottle." the Death of Keats.”

M. Campan's side grew worse; he ex“ Hon. Mr. Manners Sutton---"Thom- perienced a difficulty of breathing, and a sou's Lectures on Infidelity :' and the pain in his chest. All the magnetic Popular Drama of Married f. Single.remedies that were employed produced

“Captain Medwin---A Portrait of the no effect. Perceiving his failure, Mes. Swiss Giantess.”

mer took advantage of the periods of my “ The Editor of tbe Boston Gazette - absence to bleed and blister the patient. Two hundred pounds of Hunt's Roasted I was not informed of what had been Coru."

done, until after M. Campan's recovery. “ Marsh, Stracey, and Graham---A Mesmer was asked for a certificate to Warning Voice, by Henry Fauntleroy, prove that the patient bad been cured by Gent.

means of magnetism only, and he gave “The Editor of the Morning Chronicle, it. Here was a trait of enthusiasın ! ---Sixteen Leading articles from Mr. Truth was no longer respected. When O'Coppell.”

I next presented myself to the Queen,

their Majesties asked what I thought of MAGNETISM.

Mesmer's discovery. I informed them

of what had taken place, earnestly exAt the time when Mesmer made so much noise in Paris with his magnetism, duct of the barefaced quack. It was

pressing my indiguation at the conM. Campan was bis partisan, like almost immediately determined to have nothing every person who moved in high life.

more to do with him.'-From the PriTo be magnetized was then a fashion ; vute Journal of Madame Cumpan. pay, it was more, it was absolutely a rage. lo the drawing-rooms Hotbing was talked of but the brilliant discovery. There was to be no more dying ; people's heads were turned, and their imagi

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