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COURT AND FASHIONABLE
MAGAZINE,

For DECEMBER, 1807.

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COURT AND FASHIONABLE
MAGAZINE,

For DECEMBER, 1807,

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HER ROYAL HIGHNESS AUGUSTA, || MANIFESTO, which was ever issued by an Duchess of BRUNSWICK, was born the invading General. But he was not only 3! st of July, 1737. She is the Sister of injured by this absurd declaration, but he bis present Majesty, and, with the excep-|| suffered equally by the vacillating policy of tion of our beloved Sovereign, the only Prussia, in being recalled at the very mosurviving issue of Frederick, Prince of ment he was about to engage with DuWales, son of George the Second. | mourier, and compelled to retreat home.

Her Royal Highness was married Jan. 17, wards as fast as he had advanced. 17 64, to the Duke and Elector of Bruns- |! This exposure, however, in the eyes of wick. This marriage, whilst it continued, Europe, never weakened the confidence was eminently happy: it was dissolved by which was reposed in him by the King of the death of the Duke, who was wounded,|| Prussia, and indeed by the whole German at the head of his regiment, in the fatal || Empire. When war, therefore, was dc. battle of JENA.

clared against France, the King of PrusThe Duke of Brunswick was one of the sia selected the Duke of Brunswick as his first leaders of an hostile army into the ter- Commander in Chief.-More need not be ritory of France, upon the breaking out of said: the event of the battle of JENA is too the Revolution: his name was then enrolled well known; the Duke was wounded early amongst the most illustrious commanders in the engagement; and died, a few weeks of Europe ; he had been brought up in the after, from the consequences of his wound, school of the Great Frederick, and was an The Duchess had now no refuge but in invincible advocate of the old system of her native country, England; to which she tactics; which disciplined soldiers into fortunately escaped. She was received with mere machines, and made them as passive the warmest affection by her brother, our in the hands of their officers, as the mus- beloved monarch, her daughter, the Prinkets which they bore were instrumental incess of Wales, and by the whole of the their own.

royal family. The Duke was unfortunately made ridi- Her Royal Highness has taken up lier culous by the Cabinet of Berlin, in being residence with the Princess of Wales at the organ of the most absurd and puffing Blackheath.

MISS AMBROSE.

The vice-regal administration of Lord! Where that same breast uncover'd shows Chesterfield in Ireland, was distinguished in The whiteness of the rebel rose? many respects beyond that of any other vice- A few days afterwards, a delegation from the roy who had preceded him. As a judge and ancient town of Drogheda waited on his Lord patron of learning, his levees were always

ship with the freedom of their corporation in crowded with men of letters, and the Castle a gold box. Miss Ambrose happened to be drawing-rooms were enlivened with a constel- present: as the box was of the finest worklation of beauties.

manship, she jocosely requested that his Miss Ambrose was universally allowed to be Lordship would give it to her. “Madam," the brightest star in that constellation. She said

ton. She said he, “ you have too much of my freedom was a Roman Catholic, and descended of one l already." Lord Chesterfield used to say, in of the oldest families in the kingdom. Herll allusion to the power of beauty, that she was charıns and vivacity (which were always tem- the only dangerous Papist in Ireland. pered with modesty and prudeuce) furnished | Eucircled by a croad of admirers, in the his Lordship with many opportunities of com- heyday of her bloom, she had the good sense plimenting both, with a delicacy peculiar to all to prefer the band of a plain wortby baronet. nobleman of his refined taste and wit. On

onli (Sir Roger Palmer) to all the wealth and titles

si no the first day of July, the Protestants of Ire- that we

Ire that were thrown at her feet. The marriage land wear orange lilies, in commemoration of

noration of of this lady was announced in one of the Dubthe battle of the Boyne, which was fought on lin prints in these words: that day, and which is a grand gala at court. "The celebrated Miss Ambrose of this On one of these occasions, Miss Ambrose ap- | kingdom, bas, to the much-envied happiness peared with an orange lily in her bosom, of one, and the grief of thousands, abdicated her which immediately caught the Viceroy's eye, I maiden empire of beauty, and retreated to the and called forth the following extemporary temple of Hymen. Lady Palmer is still alive; lines.

and has the second pleasure of seeing herself Say, lovely traitor, where's the jest young again in a numerous train of grandOf wearing orange on thy breast;

children.”

EFFECT OF GRATITUDE.

Still be the King of Terrors near,

Whom late in all his pomp I saw.

JOHN WILSON, a young man of slender education, was condemned to suffer death for 'a riot. The contrition he evinced for the crime he had committed, his youth, and good character, induced his Majesty, on the reprepresentation of several respectable persons, to extend the most amiable prerogative of the crown, the royal mercy. In a few hours after the reprieve reached the repentant convict, he poured forth the effusions of his grateful heart in the following verses :And live I yet, by power divine?

And have I still my course to run? Again brought back in its decline,

The shadow of my parting sun? Wond'ring I ask, is this the breast,

Struggling so late with grief and pain? The eyes which upward look'd for rest,

And dropt their wearied lids again? The recent horrors still appear:

Oh, may they never cease to awe!

Torture and grief prepar'd his way,

Aud pointed to a yawning tonb;
Darkness behind eclips'd the day,

And check'd my forward hopes to comes
But now the dreadful storm is o'er,

Ended at last the doubtful strife;
And, living, I the hand adore,

That gave me back again my life.
God of my life, what just return

Can sinful dust and ashes give?
I only live my sins to mourn,

To love my God, 1 only live.
To thee, benign and sacred power,

I cousecrate my lengthen'd days;
While, mark'd with blessings, ev'ry hour
• Shall speak thy co-extended praise. .

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ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

ADDITIONS TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CERTAIN ANIMALS.

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THE IBEX, OR ROCK-GOAT; AND THE In 1759, John Wesley attempted to try the CHAMOIS.

taste of some animals for music. “I thought," THESE animals climb and descend pre- , says he, “it would be worth while to make an cipices that to all other quadrupeds are inac- 1 odd experiment. Remembering how surpris. cessible. They inhabit the highest Alps, Py ingly fond of music the lion at Edinburgh was, renées, and other mountains; they throw I determined to try whether this was the case themselves down a rock of thirty feet, and light with other animals of the same species. I ac-. securely on some place just large enough cordingly went to the Tower of London, with for them to set their feet upon. They strike one who plays on the German flute; he began the rock in their descent three or four times playing near four or five lions; only one of with their feet, to abate the velocity of their || them (the others not seeming to regard it at Bight; and when they have got to the base be-all) rose up, came to the front of his den, and low they seem immediately fixed and secure. seemed to be all attention ; meantime a tiger

The ibex will mount a perpendicular rock | in the same den started up, leaped over the of fifteen feet high, at three leaps, or rather at | lion's back, turned and ran under his belly, three successive bounds of five feet each. It leaped over him again, and so to and fro in does not appear to have found any footing on

to have found any footing on cessantly. Can we account for this by any the rock, but to touch it merely to be repelled principle of mechanism can we account for it as an elastic substance is from a hard body. at all?” Between two rocks near each other, it bounds The anonymous writer, from whose paper from the side of one rock to that of the other in a periodical work the above account is taken, alternately till it has got to the top

| adds, “ Where is the mystery? Animals are None but the natives of the countries where affected by music just as men are who kuow they are found, can engage in hunting them; | nothing of the theory, and, like men, some it requires a head that can bear to look down have musical ears and some have not. One the most tremendous perpendicular precipices

dog will howl on hearing a fate or trumpet, without terror, sureness of foot, and such whilst another is perfectly indifferent to it. strength and activity in their pursuit as cannot | This howling is probably not the effect of pain, be acquired by others. Sometimes these i as the animal shows no mark of displeasure; hunters are overtaken by darkness amidst steep he seems to hear it as a vocal accompaniment." crags, and are obliged to pass the whole night | This appears to be the case, as we have known standing, and embraced, in order to support !! dogs to be turned out of churches for howling a each other, and prevent themselves from discordant accompaniment to the organ during sleeping.

psalm-singing.

BUFFALO

* DOGS. These animals abound in a domesticated! There is a chapter in one of our metaphy. state in many parts of Indostan ; large herds sical writers, showing how dogs make sylloof them cross the Tigris and the Euphrates, gisms. The illustration is decisive. A dog morning and evening. They swim closely loses sight of his master, and follows him by wedged against each other, the herdsman scent till the road branches into three; he riding on the back of one of them, sometimes smells at the first and at the second, and then, standing upright; and if any of the exterior without smelliug farther, gallops along the ones swim out of order, stepping lightly from third. back to back to drive them along, as shep-, Dogs have a sense of time, so as to count herds: dogs run over the backs of a drove of the days of the week. “My grandfather,” says sheep.

ll the last mentioned anonymous writer, “ had No. Xxy. Vol. III.

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