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The British Artists will doubtless be preferred in this Work; but we shall frequently give OUTLINES of the most celebrated Paintings of the Ancient Masters,-especially when they are confined to British COLLECTIONS; and more particularly when they are of a super-eminent reputation, and can be given in COMPLETE SETS; of which a Specimen is now laid before the Public, in the
SEVEN CARTOONS OF RAPHAEL IN THE PRESENT NUMBER. This will be sufficient to give a taste and knowledge of the Plan of OUTLINE ENGRAVINGS.
The next Number will contain a correct and vigorous Outline of the celebrated Picture of the Death of General Wolfe, by B. WEST, Esq. President of the Royal Academy; copied from the original Picture in his own possession, and under his special superintendance,
Every succeeding Number of the Magazine will contain an OUTLINE, executed in a similar manner, of some distinguished Historical Picture of a modern Artíst; and the succeeding Supplements will contain yhole Sets of Engravings, either of ancient or deceased British Masters.
A Set of HOGARTH's Marriage A-la-Mode is now in hand for the next Supplement; and it is intended to comprehend all the Works of that celebrated Artist in this Magazine; in order that every thing introduced may be complete, and not left in an unbroken series.
It is trusted that this will be esteemed an additional Embellishment of no ordinary value. It is needless to say that a Periodical Work, of a similar sort with this, has never attempted any decoration of the like kind.
It is intended, moveover, to introduce another material improvement in this Work, viz.
COSTUMES OF EVERY NATION IN THE WORLD. They will be given in addition to the usual Fashions; and it is trusted their value will be sufficiently understood, when it is known what immense sums are daily demanded for publications of a similar kind, of which the Plates are not so well executed as those which will be given (as the Additional and Extraordinary Embellishments) in this Magazine.
FOR JULY, 1907.
1. An elegant Portrait of the DUCHESS OF RICHMOND, from a Picture in the possession
of her mother, the DUCHESS OF GORDON. 2. FOUR WHOLE-LENGTH FIGURES of Ladies in the London Fashions for the Month. 3. An ORIGINAL SONG, set to Music for the Harp and Piano-Forte, expressly and exclusively
for this Work, by Mr. MASSI. 4. A new and elegant PATTERN for NEEDLE-WORK.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS-1 FAMILIAR LECTURES ON USEFUL
The Antiquarian Olio...........
Familiar Lectures on Physiognomy.......
.... 47 An Historical Essay on the Secret Tribunals in Germany ........ .......... 15
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. Essay on the Effects of well-regulated Theatres ...................
19 || Maids to be Married; by M. Picard ...... Spain, in its present Physical, Moral, Polis Criticism on Mr. Young, &c. at the Hay. tical, Religious, Statistical, and Literary market Theatre ...
..... 51 State .............. ............... Singular Fashions......................
LA CELLE ASSEMBLEE. Sabina ; or, Morning Scenes in thc Dressingroom of a Roman Lady
27 Explanation of the Prints of Fashions.... 53 The Ladies' Toilette; or, Encyclopedia of
General Observations on the present Siyle Beauty .........
of Fashionable Decoration........... ib. Essay on Politeness in Manners..........
32 Letter on Dress............ A Tale of Former Times .............. 35 | Supplementary Avertisements for the Mon:h.
London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Proprietor of the WEEKLY MESSENGER, Southampton-Street,
Strand, August 1, 1807.
A very extraordinary and most valuable Historical Print, consisting of six whole-lengtie
. Portraits, embellishes THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER,
Being the Nineteenth, of LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE;
Published on the First of July, price 2s. 6d.
THE Subject of the present Print is that of the first introduction of the Emperor ALEXANDER of Russia to the Queen of PRUSSIA, by the King, her husband, who is seen in the act of presenting his illustrious guest to the Queen-Her Majesty, accompanied by the Countess VONNESS, receives him with an air of dignified complacency and august grandeur. At the termination of the Picture are seen the two Brothers of the King of Prussia, Prince WILLIAM, and Prince HENRY. They are dressed in the military habit of the country ; but the Queen is attired in a plain and simple manner, much after the Parisian fashion of dress which prevails generally in the Prussian Court. The Figures are all whole lengths and correct Portraits of the augast Personages represented, and so admirable are the Likenesses in the original Print from which this is most aocurately copied, that the Emperor of Russia and all the Prussian Court were liberal Subscribers at two Guineas for each Print.
This Interview took place on the 10th of June, 1802, at Memel, a city at some distance from Berlin, and situated on the Polish frontiers.
The SUPPLEMENT may be had of any Bookseller in Town or Country; and those who have not yet completed their Volumes, and failed of receiving it with the delivery of their last Number (No. 18.) are requested to give immediate orders for it to their respective Booksellers.
COURT AND FASHIONABLE
For JULY, 1807.
The Twentieth Number.
HER GRACE THE DUCHESS OF RICHMOND.
CHARLOTTE LENOX, the present independence at the hazard of his inDuchess of Richmond, is the third daugh- terest. ter of the Duke and Duchess of Gordon. |Upon the dissolution of the late miHer Grace was married September 9th, || nistry, when the friends and adherents of 1789, to Colonel Lenox, now Duke of || Mr. Pitt were again called to the helm of Richmond, by whom she has a very nu- | power, the Duke of Richmond was not merous family.
|| forgotten. An offer was immediately Upon the death of the late Duke of made to him of the Lord Lieutenancy of Richmond, who died at an advanced period | Ireland. His Grace accepted the office, of life, and without legitimate issue, his title | and his brother-in-law, the Duke of Bed. and fortune devolved upon his nephew, || ford, was immediately recalled. It may General Lenox, the present Duke. here be remarked, that the recall of his
His Grace represented the county of Grace the Duke of Bedford was softened Sussex in several Parliaments, and had to his feelings as much as possible; and in always been warmly attached to the party || being thus superseded by a near relation, and politics of Mr. Pitt-in truth, bis | the dignity might
the dignity might be considered as still attachment was of a nature more close and continuing in the same family. affectionate than political alliances gene- || The Duchess of Richmond accompanied rally are. He maintained his connection || her husband to Dublin a few months with Mr. Pitt at a time when his uncle, the || since; and is, of course, still in the Irish late Duke, was extremely hostile to the metropolis. . conduct of that minister; and though || As a public character we have little to General Lenox was chosen member for say of her Grace. Her conduct is worthy the county of Sussex almost solely upon of her rank, and her affability and good the Richmond interest, he did not on that humour make her equally beloved and reaccount hesitate to vote against the opi- | spected. nion of his uncle, or to preserve his ||
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE PRESENT QUEEN OF SPAIN.
Louisa MarIA THERESA, Queen of Spain, s the commission of a colonel in the life guards, was born a Princess of Parma on the 9th of De and orders to repair to Madrid without delay. cember, 1751; she was married to his presen: Almost immediately after the return of Louis Spanish Maje.ly, Charles IV. on the 4th of Sep | the elevation of Manuel commenced. A new tember, 176, and is the mother of three sons appointment was created for him, that of adand three daughiers. Had her royal consort the julant-general of the life guards, with the rank character of his ancestor, Louis XIV. his people fa major general in the army. He had not would have been happy, and the independence held that siluition long, when he was raised to of his kingdom respected; he would not then the rank of a lieutenant-general, and created a have suffered himself to be rul d by a weak | Grandee of Spain of the first class, under the Princess, governed in her turn by a still weaker litle of Duke of Alcudia, the King granting him favourite, the inibecile upstart, the Prince of the royal domains of Alcadia, fogether with the Peace: whose pernicious influence has brought revenues of the most valuable of the four mili. disgrace on his Sovereign, and ruin on his fel-rary orders. His power soon became so con. low-subjects. As this personage is by the im || siderable, that the proudes
| siderable, that the proudest Grandees found it politic partiality of the Queen become of gre' necessary to solicit his influence to obtain even consequence in the actual concerns of Europe, rdinary favours from the court. Even the grand some particulars respecting his origin, the pro-council of Castile, with the philosopher and gress and the causes that have contributed to hi patriot Count D'Arında at its head, could make advancement, must necessarily find a proper place || no stand against him. Ai the commencement in this sketch.
of the war with the regicides of France in 1793, Don Manuel Godoy de Alvarez, Prince of the pusillanimous opinion of the council of Peace, was born on the 8h of March, 1767, at Castile was in favour of def nsive operations; Badajoz, in the province of Estramaduri, of very ll that the several passes of the Puronne
that the several passes of the Pyrennean moun. obscure parents. Early in life he was sent to tains should be strongly guarded, and the army Madrid with his eldest brother Louis, to serve in considerably augmented, before a thought should the King's life guards as common soldiers, his be entertained of sending any force into the French family not having sufficient means to support || territory. But the Duke of Alc.dia thought otherthem as cadets in the army. Don Manuel re.
wise, and his opinion prevailed. The council of mained in the guards in obscurity until his | Castile was dissolved for presuming to resist it, brother's banishment. It took place in conse. I and Counı D'Aranda was banished 10 Saragossa. quence of information received by the late King | The war with France had, from its beginning, which induced a suspicion i hat the Queen, then | bren badly conducted by Spain, and ihe critical
Princess of Asturias, was particularly attachet | situation of that country, in the year i 795, com. to hiin. So much was Charles III alarmed by Il pelled the Duke of Alcadia to ci
pelled the Duke of Alcadia to change his plan; the intelligence, that he ordered Louis to be exiled and to think only of the means of repairing the from Madrid for life, and he was allowed but two || injury the nation had sustained ihrough his raslihours to prepare for his d-parture. He was ness and folly. A peace was called for by the strictly enjoined never to approach within twenty Il people, as they seemed to believe that
people, as they seemed to believe that it would five leagues of the court. He obtained, low- || heal all their wounds. Peace, upon any terms, ever, a compiny of the provincial militia in the appeared to the superficial mind of the Duke of place of his birth, with a cross of the military || Alcadia the best expedient that could be adopted. order of Alcantara. During his exile, which con || He, therefore, precipitately conclu led a treaty tinued un:il the King's death in 1788, Louis had with regicide France equally disadvantageous and many valuable presents sent him by the Princess I dishonourable. It left the Spa
dishonourable. It left the Spanish monarchy at of Asturias. These presents were conveyed to the mercy of the French republic, with a terhimn by Manwel, who was introduced to the ritory abridged, her resources considerably diPrincess by the Duchess of Alya, under pretence minished, her army almost broken down, and of hearing him play and accompany on the guilar, her spirit nearly exhausted. The popular joy which he did, as the Spaniards term it, con gracia and gratitude, however, was extreme; and the On the death of Charles III, the same courier King, instead of punishing an ignorant and prewho brought this news into the district where sumptuous minister, conferred upou the peace. he resided, also brought bim his pardon, with maker the title of Prince of Peace !