Billeder på siden
PDF
ePub

COURT AND FASHION ABLE

MAGAZINE

LITERARY CONTENTS:

Page

Page

İllustrative Memoir of Her Royal High Husband Hunting, or the Mother and
ness, Victoria Maria Louisa, Duchess Daughter

..... 35

of Kent, &c. &c. &c.

1. The Twenty-ninth of May: Rare Doings

Parsee Rigour

5 at the Restoration......

36

Village Sketches

8 Supplement to the Works of Alexander

Count Koningsfeldt and his Ancestors 13 Pope ....

ib,

England's Ancient Bards.--No. III...... 18 | Travels of My Night-Cap

ib.

Mutations of Dress

21 The Art of Beauty

37

23 The Juvenile Sketch Book

ib.

ORIGINAL POETRY.

Review of New Music.......

ib.

The Dream of Endymion-By H. Brand-

English Theatricals.-King's Theatre

reth, Jun. Esq..........

25 || Drury Lane ........

ib.

Song

ib. Covent Garden

40

The Birth-Day Gift .........

26 || Haymarket

ib.

Stanzas

ib. || French Theatricals.-Théâtre de L'Odeon 41

To H. Á.

ib.

Fine Arts Exhibitions, fc. Bone's

Stanzas to a Friend

ib.

Enamels........

ib.

To ****

27 Leicester Square Collection........

42

Impromptu By Mrs. C. B. Wilson...... ib.

The Cosmorama

ib.

To the Æolian Harp

ib. The Peristrephic Panorama..

ib.

CABINET OF TASTE; OR, MONTH-

The Infant Lyra

ib.

LY COMPENDIUM OF ENGLISH

Automatons

43

AND FOREIGN COSTUME.

Fine Arts' Publications, fc. Pompeii

No I.-Carriage Dress

28

Decorations

ib.

No. II.-Evening Dress .............. ib.

Select Views in Greece

44

General Observations on English Fashions

Views on the Rhine .....

ib.

and Dress

ib. The Duke of Wellington at Madrid ib.

Costume of Paris

30

Views of London.......

ib.

Poor Relations

ib.

MONTHLY VIEW

Gems of Art

ib.

OF NEW PUBLICATIONS, MUSIC, THE ENGLISH AND

The Kent Indiaman .............

FOREIGN DRAMA, THE FINE ARTS, LITERARY

AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, &c.

Angling

Perceval's History of Italy....

The Lord's Prayer

ib.

........ 32

Britton's Illustrations of the Public Build-

Blore's Monumental Remains

ib.

ings of London

The Fight of the Dragon........

ib,

33

Howison's Foreign Scenes and Travelling

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC

34

INTELLIGENCE.

The Story of a Life

35

Works in the Press

45

London in the Olden Time....

ib. BirthsMarriages-Deaths,

46

TO SUBSCRIBERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.

The publication of the SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER to the last half-yearly volume of La Belle Assemblee is postponed till Friday, the 1st of August next. Amongst the numerous recently-published works of which it will contain reviews, we beg leave particularly to mention the following:- The Crusaders ;-Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F. R. S.;-a new volume of The Works of Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford ;The Life, Writings, Opinions, and Times of the Right Hor. Lord Byron, &c. by an English Gentleman in the Greek Military Service ; Observations on Italy, by the late John Bell ;-Reine Canziani, a Tale of Modern Greece ;The Foresters, by the author of Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life ;-Massenburg, a Tale ;-Lochandhu, a Tale of the Eighteenth Century, &c. &c. &c.—The SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER will also contain a Title-Page and Index to the Volume ;-an Address to Subscribers and Correspondents ;—a Summary of Fashions for the last half-year, &c.

A pleasant excursion to our agreeable and obliging friend, of the Temple ! we shall hail his return with pleasure. The publication to which he alludes has not reached us : if he can forward us a copy we shall be very happy to meet his wishes.

The promised communication has been forwarded to “Z. Z. Z.

England's Ancient Bards, No. IV.” from our good friend, “W.C.S.” of York, has reached us, and shall appear at an early season.

When shall we receive No. II. of “ Poetry no Fiction ?

We are apprehensive that “ Recollections of my Sister" will be found too long for the subject, and for our purpose. The article, however, shall experience early attention. We intreat of our correspondents to study brevity.

To the extent of our power, we are at all times glad to aid the views of “ E. B." His tale of“ Cruel Friendshipshall be promptly examined:“ The Convict” is not forgotten.

Letters on Costume," No. IV. as early as possible.
Also, “ Contemporary Poets and Writers of Fiction,” No. IV.

The poetical communications of “ Philo” promise considerable talent, but they are deficient in correctness, and polish, and chasteness of diction. The Ode is, perhaps, the most difficult of rhythmical compositions; and unless it be excellent, it is hardly endurable.

We are very glad to hear again from “ Soraia.” If she will favour us with a sight of the Tales alluded to, we shall have much pleasure in looking over them. Apropos”-we are seriously apprehensive that the readers

“ of that very agreeable work, LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉE," would not derive eminent gratification from a perusal of the lines of a “ CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER, JEMIMUS," from the Kent Road. However, we are not altogether without the hope that the cruel Amanda may yet be induced to glance an eye of pity towards her poor, dejected, love-bewildered swain. Once, it appears

“ She felt, or thought she felt Love's flame ;

Sweet heart! what angel could thee blame'?
But lo! an artful feminine Sprite,
Infused her Doctrines-day and night,
To chase away the passion dear :
Of love's soft charms her breast to cheer,

And plant fictitious notions there."
Alack ! and a-well-a-day!

Various unpaid letters, addressed to us at our publisher's (Mr. Whittaker) have, of course, been refused. We are sorry for this; but, were we to break through a general rule, we should be unnecessarily subjected to an enormous expense. We must, therefore, request our Correspondents to be particular in this respect.

[ocr errors]

PRINTED BY COX AND BAYLIS, GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S-INN FIELDS.

JULY, 1825.

.

[graphic][subsumed][ocr errors][subsumed][ocr errors]

futiwhit by B Win lioner tu la Leite. Aieme ile new series No 7 Jul 11°5")

LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉ E,

FOR JULY, 1825.

ILLUSTRATIVE MEMOIR OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, VICTORIA

MARIA LOUISA, DUCHESS OF KENT, &c. &c. &c.

The antiquity and splendour of the fa- || in succession from Harderich; and Witemily of Her Royal Highness the Duchess | kind the Great was the tenth in succession of Kent, the illustrious subject of this me from Hengist. After a war of thirty years, moir, have been the theme of so many his Witekind was conquered by Charlemagne, tories, and are so generally known, that a || and the whole nation became subject to the very brief notice of them might suffice in conqueror; who granted to Witekind the our pages; yet, as some peculiar sources Duchies of Engern and Westphalia. Witeof correct genealogical information have kind then took the appellation of Duke of been opened to our research, we trust that Saxony. From him Henry, the first Emwe shall not incur the risk of being deemed peror of the House of Saxony, was the obtrusive, in detailing the results.

fifth in direct descent. Let it, in the first instance, be observed, The Electors of Saxony also profess to that Her Royal Highness derives her de- | derive their descent from Witekind. They scent from John Frederick, surnamed the are traced from Hermann Billung, created Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony, who had | Duke of Saxony by the Emperor Otho the the misfortune to be deprived of his ances First, A.D. 960. Magnus was the fifth and tral possessions by the Emperor Charles | last Duke of Saxony of this line. Dying the Fifth.

without a son, his ducal honours passed to The House of Saxony is entitled to con Otho the Rich, a Count of the House of sideration. In this portion of our sketch, || Ascania; who married Elicke, the youngest we shall chiefly follow, without being par- | daughter of Magnus.* Bernard, the grandticular in marking our quotations, the son of Otho, was the first Elector of authority of Butler,* in his “ Succinct His- Saxony. On the decease of Bernard, the tory of the Geographical and Political Revo- | Emperor Sigismond conferred the Electolutions of the Empire of Germany.” During rate on Albert, his son; whose grandson, the early part of the tenth century, the Albert III., was the last Elector of Saxony Germanic throne was occupied by the of the Ascanian line. Saxon Emperors, who are generally supposed to derive their origin from Harderich,

* Stepping into the regions of fable, the Asthe first of the Saxon Kings whose names

canian princes derive their origin from Ashkeare known to us.' He reigned ninety years

naz, the grandson of Japheth, the first king of

the Germans. A more probable, though still before the commencement of the Christian

a suspicious account, traces them to Bernwald, era. Hengist, who, with his brother Horsa,

a Saxon chieftain, on whom, A.D. 514, invaded England, A.D. 434, was fourteenth

Thierry bestowed the towns of Ballenstadt and

Atcherstoben. From him, Otho the Rich de* Charles Butler, Esq.

rived his descent. N0.7. - l'ol. II.

A

« ForrigeFortsæt »