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eare and judgement in other mu.
sick, he shott excellently in bowes « Ile was of a middle stature, of and gunns, and much us’d them a slender and exactly well-propor. for his exercise, he had greate tion'd shape in all parts, his com. iudgment in paintings, * graving, plexion fair, his hayre of a light sculpture, and all liberal arts, and browne, very thick'sett iu his youth, had many curiosities of vallue in all softer then the finest silke, curling kinds, he tooke greate delight in into loose greate rings att the ends, perspective glasses, and for his his eies of a lively grey, well-shaped other rarities was not so much afand full of life and vigour, graced fected with the antiquity as the with many becoming motions, his merit of the worke-he took@ visage thinne, his mouth well made, much pleasure in emproovement of and his lipps very ruddy and grace. grounds, in planting groves and full, allthough the nether chap shut walkes, and fruite-trees, in openover the upper, yett it was in such ing springs and making fish-ponds;t a manner as was not unbecoming, of country recreations, he loy'd his teeth were eren and white as the none but hawking, and in that was purest ivory, his chin was some very eager and much delighted for thing long, and the mold of his face, the time he us'd it, but soone lost it his forehead was not very high, his of; he was wonderful neate, clean. nose was rays'd and sharpe, but ly and gentile in his habitt, and had witlall he had a most amiable coun. a very good fancy in it, but he left tenance, which carried in it some off very early the wearing of anic. thing of magnanimity and maiesty thing that was costly, yett in his mixt with sweetenesse, that at the plainest negligent habitt appear'd same time bespoke love and awe in very much a gentleman ; he had all that saw him ; his skin was more addresse than force of body, smooth and white, his legs and yet the courage of his soule so supfeete excellently well made, he plied his members that he never was quick in his pace and turnes, wanted strength when he found nimble and active and gracefull in occasion to employ it ; his converall his motions, he was apt for sation was very pleasant for he was any bodily exercise, and any that naturally chearful, had a ready he did became him, he could witt and apprehension; he was ca. dance admirably well, but neither ger in every thing he did, earuest in in youth nor riper yeares made dispute, but withall very rationall, any practise of it, he had skill so that he was seldome overcome, in fencing such as became a gen- every thing that it was necessary for tleman, he had a greate love to him to doe he did with delight, free minsick, and often diverted him. and unconstrein'd, he hated ceriselfe with a violl, on which he monious complement, but yett had play'd masterly, he had an exact a naturall civility and complaisance
* There remained some few of these at Owthorpe unspoiled, but many were spoiled by neglect, at the death of the last possessor,
† Many traces of his taste, judgment and industry, in each othese, were to be beeu at the distance of 140 years,
to all people, he was of a tender himselfe, but his invention was so constitution, but through the vivaci. ready and wisedome so habituall in ty of his spiritt could undergo la. all his speeches, that he never had bours, watchings and iourncyes, as reason to repent himselfe of speak. well as any of stronger composi ing at any time without ranking the tions ; he was rheumatick, and had words beforehand, he was not talk. a long sicknesse and distemper oc. ative yett free of discourse, of a very casion’d thereby two or three yeares spare diett, not much given to sleepe, after the warre ended, but elce for an early riser when in health, he the latter halfe of his life was heal. never was at any time idle, and hat. thy tho' tender, in his youth, and ed to see any one elce soe, in all his childhood he was sickly, much naturall and ordinary inclinations troubled with weaknesse and tooth and composure, there was som. akes, but then his spiritts carried thing extraordinary and tending to him through them ; he was very vertue, beyond what I can describe, patient under sicknesse or payne or or can be gather'd from a bare dead any common accidints, but yet description ; there was a life of upon occasions, though never with. spiritt and power in him that is not out iust ones, he would be very an. to be found in any copie drawne grie, and had even in that such a from him : to summe up therefore grace as made him to be fear’d, yet all that can be sayd of his outward he was never outragious in pas. frame and disposition wee must truly sion ; he had a very good facultie conclude, that it was a very hand. in perswading, and would speake some and well furnisht lodging prevery well pertinently and effectual. par'd for the reception of that ly without premeditation upon the prince, who in the administration greatest occasions that could be of. of all excellent vertues reign'd there fer'd, for indced his iudgment was awhile, till he was called back to so nice, that he could never frame the pallace of the universall emany speech beforehand to please peror.*
* Is not here Plato's system pourtray'd in language worthy of that sublime and eloquent philosopher ?
HISTORY OF EUROPE.
State of Europe at the Commencement of 1806.-Consequence of the Battle
of Trafalgar.---Animosity of Bonaparte against England.---Probability of
State of the Ministry on Mr. Pitt's Death-Lord Harvkesbury refuses to un.
dertake the Government, but accepts the Cinque-Ports-Lord Grenville has
Military System-Army of Reserve Bill- Additional Force Bill Notice of
Conversation in the House of Commons arising out of e. Question part
Finance. --Budget.—Loan.-Wur Taxes.—Taresto provide for the Interestef
the Loan.-Irregularity of bringing forward the Ways and Means before
cry Tax.- Increase of Assessed Tares.--Assessed Taxes Allowance Bill.-
nance. Of the Excise. ---Customs.-Štamp Office. - Post Office. - Office of
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Slave Trade.- Sir Arthur Pigott's Bill. Bill for preventing the Increase of
Houses of Parliunient.-- Act to amend the Laws relating to Bankrupts.-
Stipendiary Curate's Bill.-Motion on Vaccination.--Charges against Earl
Trial of Henry Viscount Melville.—Managers ordered to proceed in the Im.
Peace of Presburg— Treaty of Vienna between France and Prussia, and
Occupation of Hanover by the latter-- Affairs of Naples--Treaty of Por-