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DESCRIPTION of the City of taste: in this the Golden Bull is pre
FRANKFORT in the Marne. served, which prescribes the manner (With a View elegantly engraved.)
of electing an emperor, and is the
original of the fundamental laws of F FRANKFORT upon the Maine the empire.
is the principal of the imperial The Jews here have a synagogue, and free cities of the Wetteraw, and and particular quarter, in which its capital, on the confines of Hese they are fliut up all night, and are and Franconia, in Germany. It is obliged, by way of distinction, to a populous, rich place, one of the wear a piece of yellow cloth. hans towns, and the seat of the impe- The territory of Frankfort, lying rial diet, being governed by its own on both sides the Maine, extends for magiftrates. It is divided by the eleven miles from south to north, river into two parts; that on the and fourteen from east to west. It fouth fide is called Saxenhausen, is in general covered with woods and being joined by a stone bridge of vineyards. fourteen arches. It is well fortified, To this account we shall add some and has a great trade by the Maine remarks on this city, made by the and Rhine, and several other streams ingenious Mrs. Radclife, in her which fall into them, by that means Journey through Holland and Gerbringing abundance of corn and many, lately published. wine from the Palatinate and Fran- “ Frankfort has gates and walls, conia. Here are two annual fairs, but the magistrates do not opprefs lafting three weeks, the one fifteen travellers by a military examination days before Easter, and the other at their entrance. Having seen the on the 15th of September, with worthleffness of many places which merchandise and every kind of com- bear oftentatious characters either modity, particularly books, from all for splendor or trade, we were surparts of Europe. Here are also three prised to find in this as much of marts every year:
both as had been reported. The The city is of a circular form, quays were well covered with goods and has no fuburbs : the streets are, and labourers; the streets nearest to in general, large. Among the pub- the water are lined with shops, and lic structures, St. Bartholomew's ca- those in the middle of the city with thedral is a venerable pile; in it the the hou.es of merchants, of which emperors are crowned after their nearly all are spacious, and many election in the town house. In the magnificent. Some, indeed, might city are several noble fountains, be called palaces, if they had no. mineral springs, and baths. The bility for their tenants ; but, though magiftrates, and most of the inha- the independence which commerce bitants, are Lutherans, who have five spreads among the middle classes churches. The papists are allowed does not entirely deter the German to celebrate their service in the ca- nobility from a residence here, the thedral, but must make no proces- finest houses are the property of Gons.
The Calvinists have no merchants, churches within the city,-but two " In our way to the Cigne Blanc, about a league off, one for the Ger. which is one of the-beit inns, we man, and another for the French passed many of so good an appearrefugees. These are the most pre- ance, that it was difficult to believe emineat in trade and merchandise. there could be better in a German The principal public building is the city. But Frankfurt, which is the town-boufe, which is very large and príde of Germany, in this refpect, handsome, but built in the ancient has probably a greater number of
large Jarge inns than any other place of majesty, in his private capacity, was equal extent in Europe. The fairs liable to the toll; declaring at the sll these, twice in a year, for three same time, that, though he respected weeks at each time ; and the order, his sovereign, if ever he came to which is indispensable then, conti Barban gate, he fhould not pats till nues at other periods, to the surprise the toll was paid. A short time after, and comfort of strangers.
honest Robert's resolution was put to Round the city are several well- ithet:ft; for his majesty, in his route disposed walks, as pleasant as the to Worcester, came to Barban gate. flatness of the nearer country will on the arrival of the first horseman permit ; and at intervals, along that preceded the royal carriage, thele, are the country-houses of the Robert, having previously locked the merchants, who do not chuse to go gate, stood with the keys in his hand, beyond the city territories for a and demanded the toll. The equerresidence. Saxenhausen, a smi!!
ry, in an accent of perturbed impatown, on the other side of the tience, said, “ Open the gate instantMaine, though incorporated with ly, for his majesty is at hand."Frankfort as to jurifdiétion, and I know that, (replied Roberi) bat connected with it by a bridge, is bis majery is not at the head of an chiefly inhabited by watermen and arny, and must pay the toll.”. The other labourers."
servant remonstrated, with threats Frankfort is situated in a fertile and indignation: bet Robert was not plain, 20 miles N. E. of Mentz, and to be frightened; he heard him with 7u S. E. of Cologn. Lat.49°: 55'. N. placid indifference, till his majesty's Lat. 8°. 40'. E.
carriage caire in fight. The attend
ant was now reduced to the neceflity ANECDOTES.
of having recoui fe to polite entreaty,
assuring Robert that ihe person who Of Miss ADDISON.
followed his majesty's carriage would Gentleman delegated for the purpose of foliciting the erec- ailurance the gate was opened, and
pay the regular demand. On this tion of a monument to perpetuate the whole cavalcade, accompanied by the memory of the much-respected an immense crowd, pafled, but Rofather of the honourable miss bert received not one penny. Sleath, Addison, one day waited on her for however, was aware that his majesty the purpose.“ Go, (says she) tell would return to Cheltenham the them my father has left a monument following day, and must pass the more lasting than brass-his works.” This, the only offspring of that I heard ihat the royal equipage was
gate again. Accordingly, having truly and justly renowned man, is
approaching, he locked the gate, and now refident at a rural situation near
took his station as before. The same Rugby,
equerry preceded the carriage, and Oj' a TUKNPIKE-KFEPER. began again to 'remonitrate : but DURING the royal residence at honeft Sieath swore roundly that no Cheltenham, it was remarked, by the one thould pass till he had received keepers of several turnpike-gates, the toll for both days. The royal that his majesty, during his short ex. attendant perceiving that vertal cursions, paid no toll. The right of means were not likely to prevail, paid his majesty to pass toll-free happen Sleath about twenty.I.ven fhillings, ing to become the subject of conver- threatening to cruth him with the sation in a large company at Wor weight of legal vengeance; but Rü. cester, Robert Sleath, an honest bert pocketed the money, and has blunt fellow, and keeper of Barban never yet been called to an account ante, ftrenuously argued that his for his conduct. 6
STORY of the EXPLOITS and DEATH , ar.ns and their bucklers, that they
of CAPTAIN RAGGADO and his might fiee the faster. Raggado's Bravos.
companions secing them in ditorder, (From the Arabian Tales: or a Cons followed hard after them; Thala: tinuation of the Arabian NightsE:- zaknar roaited all that fell in his
hava rained hail upon them; Baztertainments.)
wav; Batreniltabour ineezed in the (Con.luded from p. 109.) ears of such as came within his reach;
even Ballayah fell upon them with his book. They dropped all down.
company, and to endure the brutal pieces by the sabre of Raggado; so caresses of Raggado, wept incessantly. that pone remained to carry home
“ How happy should I be to com- news of their mishap. fort your grief, my pretty child," After this conqueft, the victorious faid the captain ; pray drop those general returned to enjoy the meed charming tears into my cup; they of ihe victory, in the arms of his fair will render the liquor exquisitely mistre!s : but, in the time of the delicious.” But the turned away battle, she had made her escape. her head, with an air expreflive, at He called upon Guillarich, in a vio. once, of disgust and forrow. lent paffion, saying, “ Holla! wilt
While those robbers were eating thou suffer thy captain to be thus and ftuffing themselves insatiably, deprived of all the joy he has pro. notice had been given to a small mited himself? Find me this infidel detachment, consisting of fifteen men woman. In the name of Mahomet, from the garrison of Kallacahaba a mischief upon him who conceals Jaba, who ufually made their rounds | her.” through those parts. To this little Guillarich looked with as sharp detachment the affrighted villagers. an eye as he could. 4 I cannot ree described the leader of the band. her, general: I fee, indeed, a crowd By their account Raggado did not of women at three pagues distance, appear formidable : they invested fleeing with their children and bagthe houle in which he and his party gage with all pollible expedition.. were making merry, and prepared to But the bride is not of the party. attack them.
Yet the walls of the town cannot The commander of the detach- hide her from me, for they were of ment suddenly entered, and, with his wood, andibelides are burnt down. fabre drawn, approached Battentilta- She must be under ground; and, in bour, who, by sneezing, parried the that case, it would be imposible for blow. Raggado, stunned with the me to see her.” noise, arose, and stood on his defence. “Ah! luckless wight that I am!" With one blow of his sabre, he cried. Raggado: “it is hard tv concleaved the boldest of the assailants quer, yet not enjoy the fruits of from head to heel. With a back victory. This is another trick which stroke he divided, through the mid- my bitch of a ftar has played me. dle, bim who was advancing in the A thousand bombs upon her: fecond place; the third had his She disputes every fort f conquest shoulder demolished; the fourth lost with me. My fortune is desperate. half an arm; the fifth had his head-Go, tell Baitenciltabour to found a cut off; and the sixth laid down call, and let all fit down to table. both his legs ibere.
Here is fomewhat to drink, and my When Bigltaft's other foldiers be- forrow is of such a nature that it held this fray, they threw down their requires to be drowned.") VOL. XXVII.