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PAGE 1. View of BERKELEY-SQUARE

161 2. BED ROOM AND Cottage CHAIR

175 3. Ladies' EVENING COSTUME

176 4. PROMENADE COSTUME

ib. 5. PATTERNS OF BRITISH Manufactures, with AllEcoRICAL WOOD-cur 178 6. PATTEUNS for Needle-Work. 7, Pyne's FIGURES. CONTENTS.

PAGE Conversations on the Arts, by Juninus 125 ton's Marie-Mazzinghi's Irish A Tour through Derbyshire and Part Air; Mozart's “Ah perdona" of Staffordshire

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Light's Le Retour de l'AnnéeThoughts on Female Education, Campbell's Hero's Address--Per

Marriage, and Dowry, by Aug. ry's Lilla of Leamington-Parry's von Kotzebue . .

142 Romance Mugnies “ Quand le The Incognita, a true Story

144 bien-aimé reviendra”-Powell's Literary Police of China .

148 Three Grand Sonatas-Sharpe's The Modern Spectator, No. XXX. 149 Villagers—Venua's Soirée d'Été 163 On Commerce, No. XXXIV. · 154 Retrospect of Politics. - North of Miscellaneous Pragments and Anec- Spain-Fast of Spain-North of

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167 -Chapelle - The Corneilles — Fashionable Furniture

175 Witches-O'Flaharty-Singular Fashions for Ladies

. 176 Will--Rotrou--La Motte--Rabe- Medical Report

ib, lais 155 Agricultural Report

178 Description of Highgate Archway 159 Allegorical Wood-Cut

ib. Description of Berkeley-Square 161 Poetry

179 Intelligence, Literary, Scientific,&c. ib. London Markets

• 183 Musical Review.--Russell's Illustra- Meteorological Table-Manchester 184

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CONVERSATIONS ON THE ARTS.-By JUNINUS.

(Continued from p. 70.) Miss K. Here are some witches | Deep in a gloomy grot, remote from day,

Where smiling Comfort never shew'd her by John Gilbert Cooper, from his

face, Tomb of Shakspeare.

Where light ne'er enter'd, save one rueful ray, Miss Eve. What are Cooper's Discovering all the terrors of the place, dates ?

They held d mysteries with infernal state, Miss K. He was son to a gen- Whilst ghastly spectres glided slowly by;

The screech-owlscream'd the dying call of fate, tleman of family and fortune at

And ravens croak'd their baleful augury. Thurgarton, in Nottinghamshire. He married Miss Wright, daugh-No haman footstep cheer'd the dread abode, ter of the recorder of Leicester, || Save where the reptile snake or sullen toad

Nor sign of living creature could be seen; settled at his family seat, and died

The murky floor had mark'd with venom'd of the stone in April 1769.

green. The scene thus changed from this romantic Sudden I heard the whirlwiod's hollow sound, land

Each weird sister vanish'd into smoke; To a black waste hy boundary unconfin'd,

Now a dire yell of spirits uuder-ground, Where three swart sisters of the weird band Through troubled carth's wide- yawuing surWere mutt'ring curses to the troublous wind.

face broke, Pale want had wither'd ev'ry forrow'd face, Miss Eve. Shakspeare's witchies Bow'd was each carcase with the weight of are well known. He observes, or years,

rather makes Macbeth say of them, And each sunk eye-ball from its hollow case Distill'd cold rheum's involuntary tears.

Whither are they vanish'a? Hors'd on three staves, they posted to the

Into the air, and what seem'd corporal, melted

As breath into the wind. bourn Of a drear island, where the pendant brow Of a rough rock, shagg'il borribly with thorn, Frown'd on the boist'rous waves which Nor uglier follows the night-hag, when call'd raged below.

In secret, riding through the air, she comes No. LVII. Vol. X.

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Lur'd nitli tbe sinell of infant blood, to dance , off, the man in black said somewhat Vitha Lapind witches, while the luiising to her softly, which the informant Eclipses at her charms

could not hear. A few days after, I think Boss Breughel (called || Ann Bishop, speaking about their Hellish Breughel), Fritz, and Fu-going round the church, told the selilave excelled in painting witch- examinant, that now she might es and enchantments.

have her desire, and what she could Miss K. There has been a great wish for; and shortly after the dedeal of superstition in this country, vil appeared to her in the shape of even in the century before last, la man, promising that she should respecting witches. King Janies I. want nothing; and that if she curswrote a book to prove their exist- ed any thing with a poz take it,

Some have been condemn- she should bare her purpose, in ed and executed, who were tried case she would give her soul to him, on this account, in the 17th cen- suffer bim to suck her blood, keep tury, by the otherwise great Sir her secrets, and be his instrument Matthew Hale. Not sixty years ago, to do such mischief as he should an old woman, suspected of being set her about: all which, upon his a witch, was drowned at Tring, in second appearing to her, she yields Hertfordshire, by an ignorant mob, ed to; and the devil baving pricked one of whom was hanged for the the fourth finger of her right hand, crime. Here is part of the evidence between the middle and upper on the trial of an old woman thus il joint, where the mark is yet to be accused, before Sir Matthew Hale: seen, gave her a pen, with which

“Alice Duke, one of the witches she made a cross mark with her of Wincaunton, in the county of So- | blood on paper or parchment, that merset, before Robert Ilunt, jus- the devil offered her for the contice of the peace, Jan. 27, 166, firmation of the agreement; which confesses, that when she lived with was done in the presence of Ann Ann Bishop, of Wincaunton, about Bishop; and as soon as the examicleven or twelve years ago, Ann nant had signed it, the devil gave Bishop persuaded her to go with her sixpence, and went away with lier into the church-yard in the the paper or parchment.” night-time; and being come thi- Suppose I go on with this another, to go backwards round the ther time.--As you observe, though church, which they did three times. we do not believe such accounts, In their first round, they met a man yet there is a romantic fancy in in black clothes, who went round them. the second time with them; and Miss Ere. About a week ago, then they met a thing in the shape I was in Essex, and there came to of a great black toad, which leaped me a young gypsey-woman, with up against the examinant's apron. a child at her back, with dark hair In the third round they met some- and black sparkling eyes, like mawhat in the shape of a rat, which ny of the descendants of Israel. I vanished away. After this, the ex- was walking near the garden, and aminant and Ann Bishop went considering them with attention, home; but before Ann Bis!:op went they looked at me. She offered to

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tell me my fortune. I smiled, and il plied, that he was liis relation. The iold her I believed it was beyond duke enquired what relation; and her power, saying, “I have gold and the man answered, “A brother.". silver in my purse; tell me the pre-"A brother!" repeated his grace.cise quantity of money, and the “Yes," said the stranger, “we are pieces, and I will frecly give them all brothers and sisters from Adam.” to you.” This she could not do. I “Very true,” rejoined the duke talked to her till I brought her to smiling, "so we are. Ilere is a confess, that her art was all decep- penny-piece for you, and if all our tion. She said, that she was dri- brothers and sisters prove equally ven to the practice by imperious ne- | liberal, you will be inuch richer cessity, that her brothers and sisters than I am." neglected her, &c. Nature, indeed, Here is a newspaper containing seemed to hare endowed her with an account of a diferent sort of something beyond cunning; she fortune-teller:--- In consequence of was an interesting young woman. a complaint from a number of reBy brothers and sisters, she meant spectable people, inhabitants of the that we were all brothers and sis- neighbourhood of Hampstead, at ters from Adam and Eve. The lit- the Public Office, Bow-street, of tle mumper at her back, as if fear- tl:eir female servants and daughful that I would part with no mo- ters being defrauded of their money, pouted with her lip, and cast ney by a woman in the neighboursuch a glance from her dark eyes hood pretending to tell their foras pierced my very soul. Some-tunes; and from a number of ridithing wbispered to me,- Make a culous stories she liac told them, lady of this child, by way of frolic. their minds being much disturbed!, I said, “ I wish to do you and your and much mischief likely to ensue child good: I am a Jewess, and from this prophetess, who, as an mistress of that seat; if

ever you

inducement to believe in her 1100come this way, let it be ever so of- sense, caused it to be reported that ten, my pantry shall always be | she dealt in witchcraft; a woman open to you and your little girl; was employed to go and have her but never fill the minds of the maids fortune told. She did so a few days with idle stories :—this is the agree- since, and yesterday the fortunement--and now and then let me see teller was brought before Sir Rimy little sister, and how she comes chard Ford, in the custody of Sayon.”—There is great pleasure in ers, the officer, who stated that he anticipating the good of others : apprehended her in a small house the more we fly from self, the more on the Hampstead-road. He deself follows us.

scribed her residence to be of such Miss K. You were more liberal i frightful and disgusting appearthan the Duke of

ance as he never saw before. She Miss Eve. How was that? liad in tlie same room with her, tiro

Miss K. A person applied to owls, a jackdaw, and a guinea-pis: him for a sum of money. The these were supposed to strengthen duke asked on what ground he the idea that she dealt in witcherait. made this application ; and he re- The woman who was employed,

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