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COSTS OF SUITS WITH THE CROWN.. na'med by the King may do wrong, and be dismissed and - This is a subject which is very generally felt to be of con- punished for his wrong-doing, it is no less, absurd than inexsequence; and, thanks to the more enlightened views of pedient to identify Crown Officers with the Crown itself. In Messrs. Robinson, Huskisson, and some of their other col- so far as they are concerned, the constitutional necessity does leagues in the cabinet, it is one which may now be discussed, not exist. To protect the Crown, they ought to be made with some hope of the argument being taken into conside- responsible. It is so, doctrinally at least, with the Cabinet ration in a fair spirit. In matters of finance especially, Mi- Ministers. The great advisers of the Crown are responsible nisters have made rapid strides in the line of right principle; even with their lives—for the advice given. Why then and the adoption of more liberal views on their part, has been should not the lawyers of the Crown be responsible--in chafollowed with a corresponding iinprovement in the tone and 'racter at least for the advice given by them in commencing, manner of all who are employed under them. There is hardly and the steps taken by them in conducting, law-suits ? Their one holder of office now, who would not allow that in acting failures cannot be half known, nor their injudicious or oppresnominally for the Crown, he is discharging a duty, really and sive proceedings half exposed, while they can drop proceedsubstantially for the people; - a truth, which is very easily ings at pleasure, and escape, under any circumstances, without grasped, and which should never be lost sight of. The ma- subjecting even the public in costs, or themselves to the detrichinery by which the revenue is collected is worked in name ment of occasioning such losses to the community. No one of the Crown, but for general and national purposes. The individual is so able, or ought to be so willing, to indemnify grants to the Royal Family-the Civil List-the whole of the another, whom he had udadvisedly or oppressively dragged national expenditure—are made, estimated, and voted by into Court, as the public at large. It would be severe, perParliament, and the taxes from which the aggregate expen- haps, to subject a public officer personally in the expenses of a diture is to be defrayed, are authorised by the Legislature. suit. He may really mean well, while he judges erroneously; In levying taxes, therefore, the crown represents the com- but the very least punishment which ought to be inflicted on munity. The whole tax-payers in the country are interested him, is the loss of reputation, which may arise from publicity in having the proportion payable by each individual fairly being given to the pecuniary loss which he has brought upon . levied. Indulgence ought not to be given to one at the ex- the public. In all prosecutions at the instance of the Crown, pence of the whole; nor should any one individuál be op- in matters of revenue, the defendant, when successful, ought pressed for the purpose of benefiting all the rest. The Crown-toʻget costs out of the public purse. The prosecutor (the Lord officers, in wielding the powers of the Crown, should thus act Advocate or Attorney-General) will always have the influence a fair and impartial part. The honour of the Crown, and the of office—the weight of the Crown on his side-and where interest of the people, are in their hands, and they can swerve these, added to the circumstances of the case, fail, there is a to neither side without doing injury to the one, or compromis- moral certainty that the defendant has been unjustly brought ing the other. In no instance where the stake is merely 'pe-into court: and costs afford but a small indemnification for cuniary, is the question, as has vulgarly been supposed, be- the injury done to hiin; and the awarding of costs to the twixt the Crown and the private individual. The dispute is defendant is obviously, the very slightest reproof that ought to truly between the aggregate population and one of their own be given to the counsel for the Crown. These considerations. number. The Crown merely puts the process in motion,' appear to be quite sufficient to warrant and require an alterahaving no interest but that of maintaining its own honour by tion of the existing law, which, in all cases, denies costs to holding the scales even.- Why then, as in ordinary questions defendants prosecuted at the instance of the Crown; but there, betwixt one private individual and another, should not the are others of equal or greater weight, which we may, at some party who is in the wrong be found liable in costs? The early period, submit to the judgment of our readers.-Scotsman. highest prerogative-men must see clearly that it is no concern betwixt the King and the people. All pecuniary matters in City, 12 o'Clock.--The money market for Consols for Account is which his Majesty is concerned, are settled betwixt his Ma: | 954 %, and in the price of Foreign Bonds there has been an advance of jesty's Ministers and Parliament. Matters of detail.only are

i per cent. Anglo-Mexican Mining Shares are 150, and United, 160.

are | Rio de la Plata are 70, and the Brasilian, 60. All the other shares are decided jn Courts of Law," and, as repeatedly men

also up. .

estis, . tioned, the interests which are there at issue, are the interests, not of bis Majesty, but of the general public

...POSTSCRIPT. , ! .' as they happen to come in contact or conflict with the interests of one or more individuals... But aš the public is composed

MONDAY, JAN. 10. of individuals, each of whom may have to be dealt withi in The following are extracts of French Papers received last turn, it is manifestly for the good of the whole, that their night by express :joint strength should never be employed for the purpose of Paris, Jan. 6.-Every body's attention is engaged by the oferwhelming or running down any one of their own number: project of law for the indemnity of the Emigrants. All the If a doubt can reasonably be fixed on the language of an Salons are transformed into debating assemblies, where the Act of Parliament-if the conduct of an individual can fairly question is discussed in all its parts, where they have amended, be explained, and reconciled with honest views-the subject | modified, adopted, and rejected the law, as might be done in -or rather the individual out of the mass of subjects to the the Chamber of Deputies. Great curiosity is felt to know lar-is entitled to the benefit of that doubt and that expla- how the Chambers might be disposed towards the proposal laid: pation. That the general revenue may suffer in consequence, before them. It seems evident that the Deputies will accept, is a consideration entitled to no weight. The legislature can almost without any modification, the project proposed. It has afterwards remove the doubt, or grant a new tax. And a shown the spirit by which it is animated, in the discussion of trifing deficieocy in the revenue of one year--which can the address, in answer to the Speech from the Throne. It easily be supplied in the ways and means of the next-is adopted, without alteration, the address, as proposed by the of no moment when compared with the credit due to the Counmittee to draw it up. It paid no attention to the amend. laws, or the honour and dignity of the Crown; since the ments proposed by Messrs. Bordeaux, Foy, and Casimir Kiag sbould appear-not in harsh, repulsive, or oppressive | Perrier. M, Bourdeaux had moved, that the Charter, which acts—but in such as stand out confessed in the eyes of all as is precise, should be substituted for Institution, which is vague. acts of grace and mercy. It is a wise constitutional maxim | The speeches made in favour of the proposed address, prove that, as the head of the state, the King can do no wrong. the absolute devotedness of the speakers to the present MiFor the peace and security of the state this ought to be con- nisters. Every thing indicates that M. de Villele will obtain

In the Chamber of Peers the address first proposed by mizen-mast to be cut away ; but this did not in any way M. Bonald, which was entirely conformable to the views of relieve us, as the ship seemed to be firmly fixed in the sandthe Ministry, was warmly combated. A pretty considerable bank, where she first struck, about two miles off shore ; and number of Peers attacked the principle that the emigrants as the cabin was fast filling with water, and the crew and had a right to an indemnity, and when M. Clement de Ton- passengers eager to save their lives, about seven o'clock, when nere, the Minister of War, rose and said, “ Observe that you day appeared, the last resource of ordering out the boats was attack a principle recognised by the King, in his Speech from resorted to; nearly all the crew, but few of the passengers, the Throne,” a general murmur of disapprobation arose, and took refuge in these : as first, the Captain declared his pureven the partisans of the indemnity reminded the Minister of pose to remain in the ship. I, in company with another the principles of representative Government. “ The Speech gentleman, saved our lives by swimming to the long-boat; from the Throne," said they, “is the speech of the Ministers, the jolly boat was afterwards sent for the Captain, who emdelivered by the King. It is unconstitutional to adduce the barked in her with his chief mate, six passengers, and three Monarch personally in support of a principle which must sailors; but in approaching the shore, a heavy surf running, be freely discussed in the two Chambers, and which can- she capsized, and all perished, except the last three. not be a law till it has received the approbation of the Six passengers remained behind, in the main-top of the three powers." Every paragraph of the proposed address ship, and were relieved, after six hours' exposure, by the actiwas then put separately to the vote, and they were all re- vity and bravery of men from Barmouth. jected. In the Sitting of the 31st, another address was

(Signed) J. M.DONNELL. proposed and adopted. The Chamber, recognising the general principle that the emigrants have a right to an The SPANISH AND ITALIAN Refugees.—The Committee indemnity, would not bind itself in any manner with re- appointed to investigate the various cases of the Spanish and spect to the mode of execution which would have been Italian Refugees, have had their second meeting. The meetthe consequence of its adopting the address in the form at ing was most numerously attended at the City of London first proposed. It is, then, easy to see, by all that has passed Tavern.—The LORD Mayor being unanimously called to the in these two sittings, that the Ministry has to fear a powerful Chair, his Lordship, preparatory to the commencement of opposition in the Upper Chamber.- Part of the Peers acknow-business, stated to the meeting, that he had received commuledged the right of the emigrants, others consider the indem- nications in answer to the letters he had sent to Manchester, nity merely as an act of policy, and others again as an act of Sheffield, and Leeds, recommending that a public Meeting munificence. The majority will agree with the Ministry only should be held at each of those places, for the purpose of inon the one point, that an indemnity shall be noted, but it is creasing the subscription to the Spanish and Italian Refugees. doubtful whether it will agree with it respecting the mode of The authorities of Manchester and Sheffield (the Boroughexecution. Already the Journal des Debats of to-day con- reeve and the Clerk of the Cutlers' Company, we believe) retains an article by M. de Chateaubriand against the proposed | presented that meetings should be forthwith called at those means of procuring the sums sufficient to pay the emigrants. towns, in conformity with the proposal of the Lord Mayor. The emigrants themselves are not wholly satisfied ; they ex- | The answer from Liverpool and Leeds, although they did not pected an immediate and integral indemnity, and they are to be defeat the expectation that a similar conduct would be purpaid only by 5 instalments in 5 years. During this time they sued at each of those places, were not so satisfactory. The will be at the discretion of the Minister of Finance, who may Mayors stated, that before a Meeting could be held, the inhadelay or accelerate the payments at his pleasure, by requiring bitants must sign a requisition themselves, and the Authorities documents in support of their claims, which it well be difficult had no right to interfere without such a sanction. One of to procure. M. de Villele takes a great deal of pains, and those gentlemen sent a practical comment upon the Lord the result always is to excite universal complaints. All the Mayor's suggestion, by inclosing a bank note for 201. in aid emigrants are not in favour of the law. There are some who of the charity; and it is expected that, although public consider it as impolitic, and contrary to the national interest; meetings may not be held in some corporate towns, the of this number is M. Gilbert des Voisins, whose fortune is claims of the Refugees will meet with much of that sort of very limited, and who, if the law is adopted, will be entitled acknowledgment which is daily paid at the various bankingto 3,000,000 francs. He is, however, one of the most de- houses at which contributions are received. cided adversaries of the proposal of the Ministers.

TOTAL ABOLITION OF THE Tax on SALT.-By many,

and more particularly the agricultural classes, Wednesday LOSS OF THE SHIP DIAMOND.

first, the 5th current, will be regarded as a white day in our TO MESSRS. W. AND J. BROWN AND CO. LIVERPOOL.

financial annals, in as far as the article of salt is concerned

Cardigan Bay, Jan. 3, 1825. an article which, from that day, becomes as untaxed as unGentLEMEN,-The unpleasant duty devolves on me to taxable-as free from the contact of the exciseman's stick, as communicate the loss of the ship Diamond, Captain Macy, the snow which covers the summit of Mont Blanc. Exactly from New York to Liverpool, consigned to your address, which two years ago, the duty on English salt was reduced from occurred here yesterday morning about five o'clock. We left 30s. to 4s. the cwt. while the duty on the same commodity our port of departure on the 12th ultimo, and made Cape made in Scotland was generously relinquished altogether, Clear about eight o'clock p.m. on the 31st; we continued to This was felt as an important boon, and the trifling duty of proceed favourably up Channel with a steady breeze West, four shillings per cwt. which was temporarily retained on but the Captain seemed to think we were too close in with | English salt, took so little from the pockets of our opulent the Irish land at this season of the year, and shaped his course neighbours, while it afforded such protection to the Scottish rather to the southward and eastward, and probably proceed manufacturer, that there are hundreds who think it should ing too far in this direction, led to the unfortunate result have been continued.-For many purposes, and particularly which happened. .

for various curing processes, marine is superior to rock salt; Yesterday morning, about 1 o'clock, the land was distinctly but to dig and refine, boil and evaporate, are such different seen close on board, and then every effort was made to wear operations, that in most of our manufactories it requires six the ship off, which unfortunately did not succeed, as there cwt, of coal to make one cwt. of salt. Now, therefore, that was a strong tide setting, and it is generally imagined, the the duty is abandoned in England as well as Scotland, all our Captain mistook the lights he observed. On finding, however, supplies must be drawn from Cheshire; and while we freely the perilous circumstances of our situation, he used every | admit that the public generally will be benefited by the

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countrymen as had large capitals vested in the trade. About quarter from Monday, but old Beans are not plentiful, and they mainten years ago, works were erected in the town of Ayr, which tain the quotations of this day week. New Beans are dull, and may be cost upwards of 20,0001. and in Prestonpans, Bo'ness, Kirk cost upwards of 20.000L and in Prestoppans Bo'ness Kirk. I quoted ls, and 28. per quarter cheaper. Boiling and Grey Pease are also

I looking down. Flour is very heavy sale. aldy, Dysalt, Leven, St. David's, &c. the same manufacture

CURRENT PRICES OF GRAIN. has been carried on pretty extensively. At Ayr they made Wheat, red (new) ...... 54s. 66s. Pease, White......... 46$. 50s. about nine tons per day, which, under the old law, and reck- |

Ditto old'.... ... 54s. 70s. Boilers ....... 528. 56s oning one day with another, yielded to Government a duty of

W beat, white (new) .... 568. 748. Maple........ 40s. 41s.
Ditto old ...
60s. 78s. i . Grey ......

38s. 408. nearly 40,000l. per annum-a fact which will go far to con- Barley

338. 469. Oats, Feed....

20s. 24s. vince the reader, that even in the grateful task of reducing Rye ..

358.405. Poland ...

21s. 278. taxes, there is no such thing as good unmixed with evil. In Beans, small ..... .. 43s 45s. | Potatoe ...... .. 23s. 278. curing pilchards, marine salt was deemed indispensable, and

Tick ditto .......... 36s. 39s. Flour, per Sack... ... 558. 70s.

Aggregate Average Prices of the Twelve Maritime Districts of Enynow that the trade is fairly knocked in the head, a substitute

land and Wales, by which Exportation and Bounty are to be regulated must be found in the bay salt of Portugal--a commodity in Great Britain. which is still saddled with a very heavy duty. But for all Wbeat per Quarter, 63s. 60.-Barley, 40s. 30.-Oats, 23s. 40.-Rye, the purposes of the table and the kitchen, stove salt is uni

38s. 4d.-Beans, 40s. 7d.—Pease, 47s. 70. versally preferred; and the reader will perhaps stare when

SMITHFIELD, Jan. 10. we tell him that in two years this very indispensable article

In the price of Beef there is not much to notice, the best Scots Runts, has fallen 34s. the cwt.

&c. are 5s. per stone, and the inferior 4s. and 48. 6d. In Mutton, the Previous to January, 1823, the finest Wethers and Downs are 58. 4d. per stone, and the coarser 48, 4d. and price was scarcely ever under 198. the bushel, but after to- 4s. 100. The Veal trade has searcely altered, and Pork is very firm at morrow, it will bring little more than 18d. In the coarser | 5s. and 6s. per stone. kiods, the reduction has been pretty nearly in the same pro

To sink the Offal-per Stone of 8lbs.

Beef .......... 48. Od. to 5s. Od. Veal.......... 5s. 2d. to 6s. 2d. portion, and our careful housewives have, doubtless, 'reason

Mutton ........ 4s. 6d. to 5s. 4d. | Pork...... .. 5s. Od. to. 6s. Od. to laud the minister who enabled them to purchase a cwt. of

HEAD OF CATTLE THIS DAY. salt on the same terms as a stone of meal.-Dumfries Courier.

Beasts ...

.... 2,491 Pigs .................... 118

Sheep .............. We have it from good authority that Government has re

.... 18,920 Calves .....

.......... 130 solved upon another expedition to Africa, to explore the course

PRICE OF HAY AND STRAW.

£3 5 to £ 5 5 | Straw............£1 16 to £2 2

Hay ........ of the Niger. Captain Laing, who was at Sierra Leone

Clover £4 5 £6 6 under Sir C. M.Carthy, who was killed by the Ashantees, is

(From Saturday's London Gazette) to be at the head of it, with a handsome salary. It is under

P- I do hereby certify, that no Return whatever hath been made toʻme of any stood that he is to have two Secretaries and 16 men. His Sugars Bought or Sold during the Week ending the 5th day of January, black servant is to receive from Government 501. per annum 1825.

By Authority of Parliament, whilst on the expedition, 5001. in cash on his return, and

Grocer's Hall,

Tuomas NETTLESHIP,
January 8, 1825.

Clerk of the Grocer's Company. 1001. per annum for life. This very liberal arrangement emanates from Government. Captain Laing being considered

Just published, price 38. the most fit man to conduct such an undertaking, was applied

THE FATAL DOWRY, by MASSİNGER ; altered and adapted

for representation as now performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. to, but declined making his own terms, leaving it entirely to

Published by Thomas Dolby, 17, Catherine-street, Strand. his employers. He also leaves his reward, in case of his

ANSWER TO THE NEW TRIAL OF THE WITNESSES. safe return, to their consideration.-Scotsman.

Just published, 8vo. stitched,

I ETTERS to the EDITOR of the “ NEW TRIAL of the THE OLD LEAVEN.-A paragraph appeared in this paper

WITNESSES; or, the Resurrection of Jesus Considered," &c. in Answer to (the Stamford News) early last summer, stating that a Cler that Work.

By an OXFORD LAYMAN.

Printed for John and H. L. Hunt, Tavistock-street, Covent-garden. gyman in the neighbourhood of Boston had summoned a poor man before the magistrates, to account for the unpardonable

Just published, in svo, and foolscap,

THE TWO CONCLUDING VOLUMES of the WORKS of the crime of suffering praying and preaching in his house, but Right Hon. LORD BYRON ; containing all the Pieces published since the the alleged delinquent having taken the precaution of legally

last Collection, and prioted uniform with both the octavo and foolscap Editions.

N.B. Double Title-pages are printed in both sizes, so that these two volumes liceasing his house, his reverence took nothing by his motion. will complete all the Editions of the “ Works" previously issued. The zealous son of the church threatened to expel the poor

Printed for John and H. L. Hunt, Tavistock-street, Covent-garden. fellow from his home, and this threat he has now put in exe- PATENT CORN MILLS.— The extraordinary usefulness and

simplicity of the PATENT CORN MILL, manufactured by the LONDON

MILL COMPANY, renders it the most necessary and valuable Machine for day appointed by the corporation of Boston for re-letting this

private Families, Farmers, Emigrants, &c. ever invented.Their FLOUR

DRESSING MACHINES are also on the most improved principle ; prices, for house with some others, the occupiers repaired to the place ready money only, are as follows :

Small Mill

£6 6 0 to £10 10 appointed for that purpose, but the clerk informed him, that

0, complaints had been made against him for suffering meetings

Dressing Machines 5 5 0 to
Dressing teachin: 21. 0 to 520

10 10 0 and upwards.
that ma u rering meetings

Orders (post paid) to be addressed to the Manufactory, No. 11, Jewin-crescent, to be holden in his dwelling, so that he should not let him the till such time as their Warehouse, 100, Cheapside, is rebuilt.—The Public are to be holden in his dwelling place except he would promise to desist from such practices. cautioned against spurious imitations. This he refused to do, and the consequence is, that next Lady- FOR COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, &c.—The BALSAMIC day be must turn out, turn out.' ”—Thus has a poor man

LOZENGES, prepared from the most healing Balsams and approved

Expectorants, form an elegant and efficacious remedy; possessing the singular been refused re-taking his cottage because he held religious property of healing and strengthening the lungs, and rendering them capablo

of resisting the fatal effects of Colds, which, if neglected, often produce Conmeetings in it. “ 'Toleration ! toleration ! oh, there is a won

sumption. They almost instantly quiet the most distressing Coughs; and, by derful degree of toleration."

gently stimulating and moistening the throat, prevent any attack of hoarseness.

Their use tends greatly to strengthen and render the Voice clear and flexible, The Dublin Evening Mail states, that the bills preferred and to protect its organs from the effects of exertion. They are, therefore, against Sir Harcourt Lees, by the Attorney-General, were

particularly recordmended to gentlemen who are in the habit of public speak

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Medicine Venders throughout the United Kingdom. Of whom may be had, same Paper adds, “ Mr. Plunkett has nothing to expect from

the PECTORAL ELIXIR, recommended in obstinate Colds, and Asthmatic

Affections. Dublin Grand Juries."

... Be careful to ask for Butler's Balsamic Lozenges, and Pectoral Elixir. THE LONDON MARKETS.

FISTULAS, PILES,STRICTURES, &c.-Mr.VAN BUTCHELL,

Surgeon for the Cure of these Diseases, without Cutting, Caustic, or ConCorn Exchange, Mark-LANE, JAN. 10.

finement, in the most dangerous cases (on the safe and never failing principles Our arrivals last week were considerable, among which was a large of his father, the late eminent MARTIN VAN BUTCHELL, exemplified in a long quantity of Flour. This morning there are again good supplies of all practice) offers his professional aid to those who may be thus afflicted, with the

fullest confidence of speedily restoring the Patient to health by his peculiarly kinds of corn. The Wheat trade is extremely dull this morning, and

successful and expeditious method of eradicating these disorders, even where Frices have declined 2s. per quarter for the best grain, while the inferior

the usual mode of treatment has failed of remedy or alleviation Consulted till and lower in Barley there is a decline

ud 3s, per | One daily, at his residence. No. 48. South-street. Grosvenor-square.

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JOURNAL.-The Public are respectfully reminded that the New Series of FABLES and EPIGRAMS; with Essays on FABLE and EPIGRAM.

this Work, which is edited by one of the most distinguished writers of the preTranslated from the German of LESSING

sent day, is conducted on a new and very improved plan, combining the several “ The Fables are very entertaining from their fine satire and the agreeable

characters of a Magazine, a Review, and an Annual Register. The First Number way in which they are related, and are well worthy a place in every library, and

of a New Volume, in which Mr. Campbell resumes his Lectures on Poetry, apeven upon every idler's table. • Of the Epigrams it is needless to speak,

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Contents of the Vumber for January
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ORIGINAL PAPERS.-I. The continuation of Mr. Campbell's Lectures on Poetry. In taking this masterly Essay from the larger work in which it first appeared, III. Correspondance inedite de Lord Byron.-III. Irish Portruits. No. 1. Mr. and reprinting it (with the permission of the venerable Autbor) in a cheap Terence O'Fluromery.-IV. On Old English Writers and Speakers.--V. The form, the object of the Publishers is, to make a more general appeal to Public Family Journal, No. 1. Pamily of the Honeycombs-VI. Highways and By-ways; Opinion against the mischievousness of that compound of falsehood, absurdity, or. Tales of the Roal-side, by a Walking Gentleman, second series.- II. and mystification, with which the minds of nearly all the children in this coun Tokens of the Times. VIII. London Lyrics ; Christmas out of Town, IX. try a gged, under the title of the Caterhism of the Church of England.'

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CONCLUSION OF THE NAPOLEON MEMOIRS, pleasure in recommending for originality and beauty of composition. The present is, however, well worthy of attention, and displays case of writing, a

Just published, the Fourth and Last Livraison, in 8vo. with two Fac-Similes, cultivated mind, and a fertile imagination." _New Monthly Magazine.

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INTERESTING WORKS,
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A SECOND SERIES of HIGIIWAYS and BY-WAYS; or, Tiles crous adventure on which the story may be said to turn. It is in the mander of Beppo-with less power of satire, to be sure, and less also of the vis comica,

of the Road Side. Picked up in the French Provinces, by a Walking but with no trifling degree of wit, and a great deal of poetical feeling and

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. the rest of it runs as clearly as it did; and under the convent, ja

remnant of the woodier part of the valley, a delicious remnant, is still No. XXIII. THE VALLEY OF LADIES.

existing. The stream jumps into it, as if with delight, and goesı

slipping down little banks. It is embowered with olives and young Poiché noi fummo qui, d io desiderato di menaryi in parte assai vicina di questo luogo, dove is non credo che moi alcuna fosse di voi; e chiamavisi la chestnut-trees, and looks up to the long white cloister, which is a ' Valle delle Donne,"

DECAMERON. conspicuous object over the country, w e nn sie das ww. Since we have been here, I have longed to take you into a spot close by, | A white convent, a woody valley, chestnut-trees intensely.green, a where none of you, I think, have ever been. It is called the Valley of Ladies.

sky intensely blue, a stream which it is a pleasure to stop and drink s As the Spring advanced here in Tuscany, and the leaves all came behold a subject fit for a day in August. And besides these, there. i out, and the vines rose like magic, and day after day the green below are stories recounted, and ladies bathing. ii). was contrasted with a blue southern sky overhead, I began, modestly If the reader objects to the probability of this last circumstance in a speaking, to be reconciled to the beauties of Italy. I was wrong civilized country, and so near town, he must remember that the place when I said there were no trees in this neighbourhood, except olives. in Boccaccio's time was really sequestered; that the convent did not We have a few poplars, oaks, and young chestnuts, &c. which make

exist then (though of course monks could have been no objection :)! an agreeable variety. They encrust the lanes with a decent quantity

and that Florence has always been a walled city, from which you of hedge and bower. But the vines make an astonishing difference. emerge directly into the country. The lake was so little frequented In the winter you see nothing of thousands of them : in the spring, (as indeed most beautiful places are apt to be), that Boocaccio repreout they come, from a bit of a trunk, like so much fairy-work, and

fairy-work, ang sents the male part of his company as unacquainted with it, till ena** grow with a marvellous rapidity. In a few weeks, they are up round lightened by the more enquiring spirit of the ladies. In short, the their standards, and climbing their trees; doubling, as it were, at one manners of one time or place argue nothing for the manners of another. blow, the whole prospect of green. Add to this the noble growth of I know a lady, who has frequently bathed among the rocks of a Westo the corn, and the exuberance of every thing wild about the hedges ;) India island. as Virginia does in the novel : and if Thomson does not and spring is tenfold spring here, to what it is in the North. The appear to have hit very nicely the manners of English women in his contrast is more striking, because there is no green in winter, except episode of Damon and Musidora, he probably copied after Natüre as dark firs and cypresses, and the hazy-looking olive. The beautiful grass far North as his own country. The two damsels in the Gentle Shep-, which remains all the year round in England, gives a sort of perpetual herd bathe in a pool, in one of those pretty landscapes, with which summer to the earth, whatever may be the case with the sky; but the that beautiful pastoral abounds. Sir Philip Sydney's heroines sky in Italy, during winter, though it has glorious intervals of blue in the Arcadia do the same. It is true they were princesses, and and warmth, is inclement enough to make the inhabitants chatter with nobody could enter the place on pain of death ; but an intruder was cold, and there is no verdure on the ground. All this being the case, in it nevertheless. I confess, to my taste, the banks ought to be very the very green of the vines had in it something of England; and as rugged and woody, and the bather be able to slip into the water like a the ground is no sooner dry here than it is very dry, I put vigour in fish; in consideration of which I might allow an agteeable trepida my steps, and my Orlando Innamorato in my pocket, and did my best tion, and much interesting mixture of modesty and vivacity. But to fancy myself at once abroad and at home in the sunny-bowered Musidora playing the Venus de' Medici in that open and at the satte Valley of Ladies.

time reflecting manner, is what I cannot tolerate; though she begins The Valley of Ladies is a spot celebrated in the sixth and seventh her answer to her lover's placard in a pretty taste. bsoks of the Decameron. It lies at the foot of one of the Fiesolan This then is the “ Valle delle Donne." If Boccaccio's spirit ever hils, about two miles from Florence, commencing at the path leading visits his native country, here must it repose. It is a place for a up to Maiano, and terminating under the Convent of the Doccia. Knight in romance to take his rest in, his head on bis elbow, and the Doccia signifies a water-spout, a name with which the convent was sound of the water in his ear. Why do I say “if Boccaccio's spirit christened by a little stream, the Affrico, which leaps out beneath ever visits ?" I have seen him there, such as he looked when he it and waters the valley. This stream, and another called the meditated the story of the Falcon. The Knight in romance also ; Mensola, which runs through a neighbouring valley, are the meta- I have seen him. He was in dark armour, with a red cross on his morphosed hero and heroine of a poem of Boccaccio's, called the shield. He had taken bis helmet and gauntlet off, to feel the air ;.' Nimphale of Fiesole. Upon the Mensola, about half a mile from the and lay like Lord Herbert of Cherbury in the picture, thinking plaValley of Ladies, is the Villa Gherardi, in which Boccaccio laid the cidly of achievement. scene of his four first days: and upon the Mugnone, about a mile on Being somewhat of a Knight-errant myself, I rest'in another part' the other side of the valley, is the Villa Palmieri, to which his company of the shade, looking down upon him of the Red Cross; and with the retired, for the remainder of their time, on account of the influence help of my book, conjuring up a thousand visions, of neighbours. Not far from the Villa, a house is shown which is said How vivid, as you look up, is the green of these young chestnut to have belonged to Dante. Milton and Galileo give a glory to Fiesole trees! How blue indeed the blue sky! How warm were the paths beyond even its starry antiquity : nor perhaps is there a name eminent I came through; how cool is the shade! What a basking, a fertility, in the best annals of Florence, to which some connexions cannot be a southern richness, a lazy lending and generosity of all that is in traced with this favoured spot. When it was full of wood, it must earth and air, a smiling slumber of Nature with her hands full difhave been eminently beautiful. It is at present indeed full of vines fuses its influence all over the place! The very bees seem to be at and olives, but this is not wood woody; not arboraceous, and pro-work, that we may lull ourselves to sleep. perly sylvan. A few poplars and forest-trees mark out the course of I whisk to England in my WISHING-Cáp, and fetch the reader to the Affrico; and the convent ground contrived to retain a good slice enjoy the place with me. of evergreens, which make a handsome, contrast on the hill-side with How do you like it? Is it not a glen most glen-icular ? a confrontits white cloister. But agriculture, quarries, and wood-fires have ingoftwo leafy banks, with a rivulet between? Should'nt you like to live destroyed the rest. Nevertheless, I now found the whole valley beau- in the bouse over the way where the doves are? If you walk a little way tiful. It is sprinkled with white cottages; the corn-fields presented to the left through the chestnut trees, you see Florence. The consento agreeable paths, leading among vines and fig-trees; and I discovered up above us on the right, is the one I spoke of. There is nobody inu eren a meadow; a positive English meadow, with the hay cut, and it now, but a peasant for housekeeper. Look at this lad coming ademed with English trees. In a grássy lane, betwixt the corn, down the path with his olive complexion and black eyes. He is sat a fair rustic, receiving the homage of three young fellows bringing goats, I see them emerging from the trees; huge creatures, of her acquaintance. In the time of Boccaccio, the Affrico formed that when they rise on their bind legs" to nibble the boughs, almost a littie chrystal lake, in which the said lake behaving itself, and look formidable. There is Theocritus for you." And here is Theobeing properly sequestered) the ladies of his company, one day, critus or Longus, which you will; for a peasant-girl is with him, one. bathe themselves. The gentlemen, being informed of it, follow their of the pleasantest countenances in the world, with a forehead and example in the afternoon; and the next day, the whole party dine eyes fit for a poetess; as they all have. I wish the fellow were as there, take their siesta under the trees, and recount thei' novels. This neat as his companion, but somehow these goat-herds look of a piece lake has now disappeared before the husbandmar if it were a 'with their goats. They love a ragged picturesque.

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