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quarters of a mile out of the rules. The dinner is handsome and wellserved, and a sprig of London pride is laid upon each member's plate. The sub-ways to which I have alluded, conduct such gentlemen as have nothing to do, to their clubs in Pall Mall East and its environs. Mock mustachios and evanescent chin tufts are provided at the bar, enveloped in which, by way of concealment, they may boldly read the papers at the Union, call for coffee at the United Service, peep at a poet at the Athenæum, or applaud Tarrare the Tartar chief from a lat. ticed box at the Lyceum. Such gentlemen as are engaged in commerce may, by the same subterraneous means, issue forth from the cellars under the Royal Exchange, emerge at Batson's, sneak over to the Baltic, bid for Molasses, Scammony, Gum Mastic, and dry Memel calf-skins in Mincing-lane, and afterwards, replunging into Cimmerian darkness, join their old associates in Whitefriars.
“ As under seas Alpheus' secret sluice
Bears Pisa's offerings to his Arethuse." There is a large room in the upper part of the edifice entirely appropriated to models in cork of all the principal watering places. Upon these a Scottish gentleman in black lectures every morning at 12, giving the spectator a correct notion of Jacob's ladder, the lighthouse pier, and Sir William Curtis's house at Ramsgate ; the two libraries and arched excavation of cliff at Broadstairs; the number of steps that lead up to the church at Whitby ; the battery walk at castings, with the library at one end of it, where a young lady favours the company with a bravura song ; the chain-pier at Brighton, shewing how the company may either ascend through the cliff, or get out further on, if they wish to go to the York Hotel; not to mention the well walk and church-yard at Cheltenhain, and the Sussex Arms and pantiles (I beg their pardon, the esplanade) at Tunbridge Wells. An attendance at a single course of these lectures will enable any lady or gentleman, with ordinary attention, on emerging from their month's quarantine, so to swear, that they have been at all, any, or either of the above-mentioned places, that I defy Charles Phillips himself to cross-examine them out of the allegation. This is a saving of time, trouble, and expense, which is at once worth more than all the money.
Into this asylum, as into a nunnery, will, I have no doubt, temporarily retire many a Devonshire-street dowager, who now shuts her front windows and steals out for exercise backward, amid the hostile hoofs of the curry-combed animals in Devonshire Mews. Here she will neither be broiled by the sun upon Brighton Downs, nor cut in twain by the East wind at the corner of Albion-place, Ramsgate ; but she may, and doubtless will, on quitting her seclusion, complain of having endured both. Into this retreat, as into a monastery, will gladly wander many a junior barrister from Fig-tree Court adjacent, whose half-guinea motions, “ few and far between,” debar him from the Brighton race-course ; whose relations in Cumberland are not over anxious for another view of his visage ; and who, surveying Vincent Wing with a mournful eye, wonders what the long vacation means by yawning from the 22d of June to the 7th of November. Hitherto, too, will drop in many a dweller in the regions of Finsbury, who would “rather meet the devil bimself” than a wagon drawn by a team of oxen. Several rare exotics are hung up in the pantry of the Institution, for the edification of gentlemen of the last-mentioned fraternity, consisting of a stuffed bird, called a pheasant, in the mouth of a stuffed animal called a pointer. Another stuffed bird, called a Partridge, with a broken wing and seven leaden shots in its belly, and an embowelled quadruped called by Linnæus a hare. A few lectures upon these animals, and the method of slaughtering them, delivered by the same gentleman in black, will authorise and enable an inhabitant of Austin or Crutched Friars to boast of bagging his three brace and a half as boldly as Nimrod himself. Great events often spring from trivial
The magnificent scheme of the Joint-stock Anti-out-of-Town Company sprang from a record of the following well-known anecdote of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. “Father,” said the son of the poet, « when I was last at Newcastle, I went down into a coal-pit.”—“The more fool you, Tom !"-"Nay, Sir, surely it is gratifying to be able to say that one has been down into a coal-pit.”—“Oh! I have no objec. tion to your saying it.” It only remains to add, that the physician of the Anti-out-of-Town Company is Doctor Street, the solicitor is Mr. Lane, and the standing counsel is Mr. Alley.
THE TEN THOUSAND AT THE SACRED MOUNT.
They had seen Cynaxa's field,
Where they fought so vainly well-
Yet the princely Cyrus fell!
That the golden eaglet fled ?
Was among Cynaxa's dead-
In the might of his own deep wave,
From his far Armenian cave :
The hut of the mountaineer,
With the sling, the shaft, and spear :-
Of the wild Carduchian hills,
By the foeman's icy rills :
On the nightingales of home :-
Upon Greeks from Greece to roam?"
* So called by Xenophon and Arrian, in addition to its local name of Theche.
+ The royal standard of Persia. It was seen upon a neighbouring eminence after the battle.
The temple of the Ephesians of Diana, to whom Xenophon had vowed as offering, which, upon his return to Greece, he paid.
-They are scaling Tbeche's side
Their van is on Theche's brow-
And the earthquake-cry below ?-
And tbe languid foot trod proud ;
Like the fire-flash over the cloud;
On they rush'd as to the fight,
But it was no battle-word;
lo a thousand shouts was beard !-
Seem'd the end of toils and fears;
But was dim with rapturous tears,
At the shout, the eagle swung
From his eiry far away,
From his dark wood to the day!
On the warriors' moving arms :
Till an Army's glad alarms
It was long ere the echoes were still
That around and afar replied-
The shouts of a myriad died.
And a young voice swell’d the sound
As the warriors throng'd around :
'Twas a pale Greek girl, whose hand
There stray'd the deep chords among,
The soul of her country's song.
As it flash'd on the distant sea;
With a hand all firm and free;
So great was the tumult, that Xenophon thought it necessary to bring up the rearward cavalry, under the impression that the van had been attacked.
It may not be generally known, that the pheasant derives its name from the Phasis, á river of Colchia. The Argonauts are said to have introduced it into Europe.-Colchia lay between the army and the sea.
# It is no inconsistency to introduce a Grecian female at such a time and place : several are known to have accompanied the ten thousand through all the difficulties and dangers of their celebrated retreat.
I saw the sweet Cayster wind,
I pass'd the broad Euphrates' flood,
On wild Araxes' banks I stood ;-
Victors ! the sea before you lies !
That with the dying never dies ! -
New to the sound of Jason's name;
Will dim the light of Argo's fame,
Farewell the fear of foreign graves !
'Tis not for you, in hostile earth,
Far from the bright land of your birth ; -
Chios, said to be the birth-place of Homer. + The Phasis, which the Greek army had left behind them, was distinct from the Colchian Phasis, renowned for one of the most daring undertakings of early navigation, the expedition of the Argonautic heroes under Jason.
1 The Euxine sea, upon which they looked, was that which had been traversed by Jason in the Argo.
Pile high the trophy*-let it stand
In future years the tale to tell,
Ye fought your way so redly well!
THE FAMILY JOURNAL.-NO. IX.
Conversation of Swift and Pope.
I PROCEED to give my cousin Apsley's account of his second dinner at Twickenham, where he had the happiness of meeting Swift:
July 15, 1727. At length the dies optanda came. Shall I confess my weakness ? I could do nothing all the morning but walk about, now reading something of the Dean's or Mr. Pope's, and now trying to think of some smart things to say at dimmer! I did not say one of them. Yes, I made an observation on Sannazarius, which was well received. I must not forget the boatman who took me across the water from Sutton. “ Young gentleman,” says he, “if I may make so bold, I will tell you a piece of my mind.”—“Well, pray do.”—“Why I am thinking you're going to see your sweatheart, or else the great poet yonder, Mr. Pope.” —“ Why so?” said I, laughing.”—“Why," said he, “ your eyes are all in a sparkle, and you seem in a woundy hurry.” I told him he had guessed it. He is in the habit of taking visitors over; great lords, he said, and grand ladies from court ; and very merry, too, for all that.” He mentioned Dr. Swift, Mr. Gay, and others. Upon asking if Dr. Swift was not one of the great writers, " Ay, ay,” said he, “ let him alone, I warrant him : he's a strange gentleman.' The boatman told me, that one day the Dean, “ as they called him," quarrelled with him about a halfpenny. His reverence made him tack about for some whimsey or other, and then would not pay him his due, because he did not tell him what the fare was the moment he asked. 66 So his Deanship left a cloak in the boat, and I took it up to him to Mr. Pope's house, and he came out, and said Well, sirrah, there's some use in frightening you speaking rascals, for you bring us back our goods.? So I thought it very strange; and says I, “ Your Reverence thinks I was frightened, eh?'--Yes,' says he, as sharp as a needle, haven't you done an honest action ?' So I was thrown all of a heap to hear him talk in such a way; and as I did'nt well know what he meant, I grew redder and redder like, for want of the gift of the gab. So, says I at last, 'Well, if your Reverence, or Deanship, or what you please to be called, thinks as how I was frightened, all that I says is this : dme, (saving your Reverence's presence) if Tom Harden is a man to be frightened about a halspenny, like some folks that shall be nameless.'
- Oh, ho!' says Mr. Dean, looking, scared like an owl in an ivy-bush, “Ton Harden is a mighty pretty fellow, and must not be
Xenophon says, that a triumphal monument was constructed upon the hill-at whose instigation he does not seem to have known.
fi. e. the Ten Thousand.